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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) 24
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 17
Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 6
True Velocity IP Holdings LLC (Garland) 4
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 3
AiBUY, Inc. (Dallas) 2

UNASSIGNED 5


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Christopher William Overton (Wylie) 4
Florian Herzog (Dallas) 4
Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton) 4
Nimmy Mammoottil (Richardson) 4
Xiang Yang (Santa Clara, CA) 4
Christian Briggs (Austin) 2


SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 

195 days
Shaped magnetic bias circulator
Patent No.: 10727558-B2
Assignee: Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Inventor(s): Cary C. Kyhl (Grapevine), Karl L. Worthen (Dallas), Sankerlingam Rajendran (Plano)

3,170 days
Method and system of bit rate control
Patent No.: 10728545-B2
Assignee: Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas)
Inventor(s):Mahant Siddaramanna (Bangalore, India), Naveen Srinivasamurthy (Bangalore, India), Soyeb Nagori (Bangalore, India)


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Monitoring and control implement for crop improvement
Patent No. 10721859 

Inventor(s): Dolly Y. Wu (Plano, TX), Timothy A. Deutsch (Newton, IA)
Assignee(s): Dolly Y. Wu PLLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16258618 on 01/27/2019 (548 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example machinery includes an automated crop management motorized vehicle having an intelligent, modularized image sensor (e.g. camera or video) system that is portable to other crop management vehicles such as a combine, planter or a tillage machine. The image sensor system includes a framework having a bank of procedures for monitoring and control of navigation, spray application, weeding, seeding, machine configuration, in real time as the machines go through a crop field throughout a crop cycle. One example implementation includes electronic circuits, with more than one set mounted on a platform that facilitates moving the setup to other agricultural machines. The framework captures, preserves and corrects the captured images for real time analysis and response, and for spray management to improve crop yield that is correlated with the machine settings and crop management practices.

[A01C] PLANTING; SOWING; FERTILISING (combined with general working of soil A01B 49/04; parts, details or accessories of agricultural machines or implements, in general A01B 51/00-A01B 75/00)


Universal sink stopper and strainer
Patent No. 10722079 

Inventor(s): Michael J. Schuster (Shorewood, IL)
Assignee(s): Danco, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15973260 on 05/07/2018 (813 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for a universal sink stopper and strainer. Various embodiments can include a handle, a first plate, a gasket, a second plate, and a fastener. The first plate can include a first plurality of holes. The gasket can include a second plurality of holes in alignment with the first plurality of holes. The second plate can include a third plurality of holes in alignment with the first and the second plurality of holes. The fastener can extend through the second plate, the gasket, and the first plate to engage the handle.

[A47K] SANITARY EQUIPMENT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (connecting to water supply or waste pipe, sinks E03C; water-closets E03D); TOILET ACCESSORIES (cosmetic equipment A45D)


Fitness systems and methods
Patent No. 10722172 

Inventor(s): Terdema Ussery, III (Dallas, TX), Tyler Clark Cooper (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): COOPER HEALTH AND FITNESS APPLICATIONS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Winston Strawn LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16556113 on 08/29/2019 (334 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention is directed to systems and methods that can determine a user”s fitness based on a single factor such as oxygen lung volume (pmVO2). A heart rate measurement is conducted on the user after the user performs a physical test specified by a fitness application of the system. The heart rate measurement is converted into a pmVO2 value and compared to pmVO2 values of other individuals. The system assigns the user a fitness grade based on the comparison result. The system further includes an artificial intelligent system that helps the user to move from a grade to a higher grade.

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


Subintimal catheter device, assembly and related methods
Patent No. 10722252 

Inventor(s): Lyndon Carlson (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Teleflex Life Sciences Limited (Valletta, , MT)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16160162 on 10/15/2018 (652 days app to issue)

Abstract: Catheter devices, assemblies and related methods for percutaneous crossing of an occlusion in a blood vessel are disclosed. A catheter device can include a central catheter, two side tubes, and a distally-protruding, curved subintimal guidewire. The central catheter can define a central lumen that extends from a proximal end to a distal end of the central catheter. The lumen can be configured to receive a primary guidewire. The central catheter can also define at least one reentry aperture oriented transverse to the central lumen. The first and second side tubes can be coupled with the central catheter, extending along a longitudinal axis thereof, with the first side tube flanking an opposite side of the central catheter relative to the second side tube. The subintimal guidewire can extend from the first side tube, distally beyond the distal end of the central catheter, to the second side tube.

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


Surgical instruments
Patent No. 10722261 

Inventor(s): Louis T. DeLuca (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Ethicon LLC (Guaynabo, PR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15784879 on 10/16/2017 (1016 days app to issue)

Abstract: A surgical instrument is disclosed comprising a housing, a transducer supported within the housing, an end-effector engaged with the transducer, and a clamp including a jaw member movably supported relative to the end-effector between an open position and a closed position. The transducer is configured to produce vibrations. The end-effector defines an axis and a distal tip. The distal tip is movable relative to the axis by vibrations produced by the transducer. The end-effector is configured to be detached from the transducer. The transducer is configured to receive a different end-effector.

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


Implant of osteostimulative material
Patent No. 10722280 

Inventor(s): Drew Diaz (Colleyville, TX), Frankie L. Morris (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Bone Solutions, Inc. (Colleyville, TX)
Law Firm: McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert Berghoff LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15939981 on 03/29/2018 (852 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides a bone-implantable device and methods of use. The bone-implantable device comprises a body having an exterior surface, wherein a portion of the exterior surface includes a cured osteostimulative material comprising MgO.

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


Topical compositions
Patent No. 10722436 

Inventor(s): David Gan (Southlake, TX), Geetha Kalahasti (Plano, TX), Michael Frushour (Addison, TX), Patricia Jacoby (Dallas, TX), Tiffany Carle (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15233451 on 08/10/2016 (1448 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates generally to methods and compositions useful for a topical composition comprising encapsulated resveratrol, oligopeptide-1, niacinamide, [i]Opuntia ficus[/i]-[i]indica [/i]extract, [i]Prunus mume [/i]extract, algae extract, malachite extract, adenosine, and/or [i]Opuntia tuna [/i]fruit extract.

[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)


Systems and methods for deploying a paddle neurostimulation lead configured to provide DRG stimulation therapy
Patent No. 10722703 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey T. Mitchell (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16111003 on 08/23/2018 (705 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for deploying a paddle neurostimulation lead configured to provide DRG stimulation within a patient. A DRG therapy system includes a delivery tool includes a delivery tube including a first linear segment, a second linear segment, and an arcuate segment coupled between the first and second linear segments, the first and second linear segments having an angle therebetween and the second linear segment defining an elongated opening. The delivery tool further includes a stylet positioned within an interior of the delivery tube, and a handle coupled to the delivery tube and including a stylet actuation mechanism configured to selectively advance and retract the stylet between a deployed position and a retracted position, wherein the stylet extends across the elongated opening in the deployed position to engage an engagement member of the paddle neurostimulation lead.

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


 

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

Sorting cast and wrought aluminum
Patent No. 10722922 

Inventor(s): Isha Kamleshbhai Maun (Arlington, TX), Manuel Gerardo Garcia, Jr. (Lexington, KY), Nalin Kumar (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UHV Technologies, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Matheson Keys Kordzik PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16375675 on 04/04/2019 (481 days app to issue)

Abstract: A material sorting system sorts materials utilizing a vision system that implements a machine learning system in order to identify or classify each of the materials, which are then sorted into separate groups based on such an identification or classification determining that the materials are composed of either wrought aluminum or cast aluminum.

[B07C] POSTAL SORTING; SORTING INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES, OR BULK MATERIAL FIT TO BE SORTED PIECE-MEAL, e.g. BY PICKING (specially adapted for a specific purpose covered by another class, see the relevant place, e.g. A43D 33/06, B23Q 7/12)


Apparatus for forming a polymeric web
Patent No. 10723056 

Inventor(s): Brad A. Cobler (Irving, TX), Gregory James Wood (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Poly-America, L.P. (Grand Prairie, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16430081 on 06/03/2019 (421 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is directed to an apparatus for forming a multi-layer web formed from at least two polymeric film tubes in intimate contact with each other but not bonded to each other. The apparatus includes the use of a blown film extrusion die that extrudes two separate blown film polymeric tubes via two separate annular die lips. A fluid cooling system applies cooling fluid across a plurality of surfaces of the two blown film tubes. One of the die lips may be at a different height from the other die lip. The frost line of one blown film tube may be at a different height from the other blown film tube.

[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]


Roof access device for a vehicle
Patent No. 10723273 

Inventor(s): John Gray (Saline, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16258390 on 01/25/2019 (550 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for enabling a user to access a roof of the vehicle. The apparatus may be positioned within a cavity that is located on a front surface of a B-pillar or a C-pillar of a vehicle. The apparatus including a plate having a distal end and a proximal end, the plate movable between a stored position where the plate is positioned within the cavity and the plate is configured to be substantially flush with the front surface of the B-pillar or the C-pillar, and an extended position where a majority of the plate is positioned outside the cavity and the plate is configured to be substantially perpendicular to the front surface of the B-pillar or the C-pillar to allow the user to place his or her foot on the plate for accessing the roof of the vehicle.

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


System and methods of constructing composite assemblies
Patent No. 10723438 

Inventor(s): Mitchell Elvin Rains (Weatherford, TX), Ronald J. Measom (Hurst, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14015576 on 08/30/2013 (2524 days app to issue)

Abstract: A composite assembly has an outer spar component having an outer spar component inner profile, an inner spar component having an inner spar component outer profile substantially complementary to the outer spar component inner profile, and an adhesive disposed between the outer spar component and the inner spar component.

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


Suspension for landing condition
Patent No. 10723447 

Inventor(s): Matthew C. Clontz (Blacksburg, VA), Umesh N. Gandhi (Farmington Hills, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15453527 on 03/08/2017 (1238 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aerocar with a dual mode suspension system configured to operate in a roadable mode and a flight mode. The aerocar may include a front suspension assembly having a front axle, and a rear suspension assembly having a rear axle. A conduit system provides a hydraulic fluid in fluid communication between the front suspension assembly and the rear suspension assembly. An auxiliary hydraulic fluid reservoir is provided in fluid communication with the conduit system, and configured to selectively maintain or interrupt fluid communication between the front suspension assembly and the rear suspension assembly to adjust damping of the front suspension assembly. A controller may be provided, configured to direct the flow of hydraulic fluid from the rear suspension assembly to the front suspension assembly, for example, when a stroke of the rear suspension exceeds a predetermined value during landing.

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


Rotor blade weight system
Patent No. 10723448 

Inventor(s): Bryan Judd (Dallas, TX), Bryan Marshall (Mansfield, TX), Jared Mark Paulson (Fort Worth, TX), Paul Sherrill (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15350338 on 11/14/2016 (1352 days app to issue)

Abstract: A weight system for a rotor blade includes a weight box open in an outboard direction, a weight guide rod connected to the weight box, the weight guide rod extending in a spanwise direction through an interior of the weight box, and a span balance weight disposed within the weight box, the span balance weight being captured between the weight guide rod and the weight box.

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


Two position cowling assembly for single person operation
Patent No. 10723472 

Inventor(s): Brent Scannell (Quebec, , CA), Sarah R. Villanueva (Stillwater, OK), Thomas Mast (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15627393 on 06/19/2017 (1135 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example of a cowling assembly for a rotorcraft includes a stationary fairing affixed to an airframe of the rotorcraft, an articulated fairing hinged on the stationary fairing for articulation relative to the stationary fairing between a closed position, a first partially open maintenance position and a second fully open maintenance position. The articulated fairing is supported in the first maintenance position by a for example gas-charged strut and is releasably locked in the second maintenance position against the stationary fairing by a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism includes a latch blade disposed on the stationary fairing and a latch arranged on the articulated fairing, wherein a latch pin engages with a hole or recess in the latch blade when the latch blade extends through a slot in the articulated fairing.

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


Structures for packaging stress-sensitive micro-electro-mechanical system stacked onto electronic circuit chip
Patent No. 10723616 

Inventor(s): Ayumu Kuroda (Beppu Oita-Ken, , JP), Benjamin Cook (Rockwall, TX), Brian E. Goodlin (Plano, TX), Genki Yano (Beppu Oita-Ken, , JP), Karen Kirmse (Richardson, TX), Kurt Peter Wachtler (Richardson, TX), Makoto Yoshino (Beppu Oi
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16266227 on 02/04/2019 (540 days app to issue)

Abstract: A packaged micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) device ([b]100[/b]) comprises a circuitry chip ([b]101[/b]) attached to the pad ([b]110[/b]) of a substrate with leads ([b]111[/b]), and a MEMS ([b]150[/b]) vertically attached to the chip surface by a layer ([b]140[/b]) of low modulus silicone compound. On the chip surface, the MEMS device is surrounded by a polyimide ring ([b]130[/b]) with a surface phobic to silicone compounds. A dome-shaped glob ([b]160[/b]) of cured low modulus silicone material covers the MEMS and the MEMS terminal bonding wire spans ([b]180[/b]); the glob is restricted to the chip surface area inside the polyimide ring and has a surface non-adhesive to epoxy-based molding compounds. A package ([b]190[/b]) of polymeric molding compound encapsulates the vertical assembly of the glob embedding the MEMS, the circuitry chip, and portions of the substrate; the molding compound is non-adhering to the glob surface yet adhering to all other surfaces.

[B81B] MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS, e.g. MICROMECHANICAL DEVICES (piezo-electric, electrostrictive or magnetostrictive elements per se H01L 41/00) [7]


Nanofiber fabric
Patent No. 10724163 

Inventor(s): Marcio D. Lima (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Lintec of America, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Finch Maloney, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16364933 on 03/26/2019 (490 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fabric of nanofibers that includes an adhesive is described. The nanofibers can be twisted or both twisted and coiled prior to formation into a fabric. The adhesive can be selectively applied to or infiltrated within portions of the nanofibers comprising the nanofiber fabric. The adhesive enables connection of the nanofiber fabric to an underlying substrate, even in cases in which the underlying substrate has a three-dimensional topography, while the selective location of the adhesive on the fabric limits the contact area between the adhesive and the nanofibers of the nanofiber fabric. This limited contact area can help preserve the beneficial properties of the nanofibers (e.g., thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity, infra-red (IR) radiation transparency) that otherwise might be degraded by the presence of adhesive.

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


Equipment platform
Patent No. 10724594 

Inventor(s): Jeremy Carter (Roanoke, TX), Richard Parker Thurston (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): ASSET GUARD PRODUCTS INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Patterson + Sheridan, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16697427 on 11/27/2019 (244 days app to issue)

Abstract: Improved equipment bases and methods for making and using same are disclosed herein. The equipment base can include a first coated substrate including a first part having a first thickness sized to provide the load-bearing support for the equipment, a first elastomer coating the first part, a second coated substrate positioned adjacent to the first coated substrate, the second coated substrate including a second part having a second thickness sized to provide the load-bearing support for the equipment, and a second elastomer coating the second part. A first seam can be formed between the first and second coated substrates to allow for moisture to pass between the first and second coated substrates so that moisture is allowed to seep away from the bottom of the equipment.

[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

Methods and compositions for treating and preventing HIV
Patent No. 10722572 

Inventor(s): Anne-Laure Flamar (New York, NY), Gerard Zurawski (Midlothian, TX), Sandra Zurawski (Midlothian, TX), Yves Levy (Paris, , FR)
Assignee(s): ASSISTANCE PUBLIQUE HOPITAUX DE PARIS (Paris, , FR), BAYLOR RESEARCH INSTITUTE (Dallas, TX), INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE INSERM (Paris, , FR), UNIVERSITE PARIS EST CRETEIL VAL DE MARNE (Creteil, , FR)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16708787 on 12/10/2019 (231 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided that can be used to vaccinate against and treat HIV. Specifically contemplated are vaccine compositions and methods of using these compositions treat HIV in patients. Aspects of the disclosure relate to an anti-CD40 antibody-HIV antigen fusion protein comprising (i) an anti-CD40 heavy chain (HCD40)-HIV antigen (Ag) fusion protein comprising the formula: HCD40-Ag, wherein Ag is a polypeptide with at least 80% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO:1; and (ii) an anti-CD40 light chain (LCD40).

[C07K] PEPTIDES (peptides containing fl-lactam rings C07D; cyclic dipeptides not having in their molecule any other peptide link than those which form their ring, e.g. piperazine-2,5-diones, C07D; ergot alkaloids of the cyclic peptide type C07D 519/02; single cell proteins, enzymes C12N; genetic engineering processes for obtaining peptides C12N 15/00) [4]


Soft hydrophobic acrylic materials
Patent No. 10722612 

Inventor(s): Douglas Schlueter (Azle, TX), Xuwei Jiang (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcon Inc. (Fribourg, , CH)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14557676 on 12/02/2014 (2065 days app to issue)

Abstract: Soft hydrophobic acrylic materials with improved resistance to fluid diffusion and suitable mechanical properties that allow deformation upon application of force are disclosed. The acrylic materials are particularly suitable for use in fluid-based accommodating intraocular lenses and comprises combination of a perfluoro-substituted alkyl (meth)acrylate and an alkyl (meth)acrylate, and a cross-linking agent.

[C08F] MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS OBTAINED BY REACTIONS ONLY INVOLVING CARBON-TO-CARBON UNSATURATED BONDS (production of liquid hydrocarbon mixtures from lower carbon number hydrocarbons, e.g. by oligomerisation, C10G 50/00; fermentation or enzyme-using processes to synthesise a desired chemical compound or composition or to separate optical isomers from a racemic mixture C12P; graft polymerisation of monomers containing carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds on to fibres, threads, yarns, fabrics or fibrous goods made from such materials D06M 14/00) [2]


Ras inhibitors and uses thereof
Patent No. 10723753 

Inventor(s): Kenneth Dale Westover (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc. (Boston, MA)
Law Firm: Wolf, Greenfield Sacks, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14775162 on 03/13/2014 (2329 days app to issue)

Abstract:

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


Process for making biofuel from spent coffee grounds
Patent No. 10723965 

Inventor(s): Yang Liu (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Smith Brandenburg Ltd. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15792372 on 10/24/2017 (1008 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and process for producing biofuel from spent coffee grounds (SCGs) comprises the steps of performing a first operation comprising the steps of obtaining spent SCGs from a source, washing the SCGs, mixing the washed SCGs with an inorganic acid and heating and stirring the washed SCGs to form a SCG slurry without separating coffee oil, drying the SCG slurry, mixing the dried slurry with a solvent and heating the dried slurry and solvent mixture to create a reaction to produce biofuel and residual grounds, and separating the biofuel from the solvent and the residual grounds. The process further includes the step of using an activation agent and heating the residual grounds and the activation agent to create activated residual grounds. Biochar is also produced without activation and heating de-oiled SCGs at lower temperatures without oxygen.

[C10L] FUELS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NATURAL GAS; SYNTHETIC NATURAL GAS OBTAINED BY PROCESSES NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES C10G OR C10K; LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS; USE OF ADDITIVES TO FUELS OR FIRES; FIRE-LIGHTERS [5]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Tank base
Patent No. 10724201 

Inventor(s): Larry L. Perkins (Southlake, TX), Tim Kriegshauser (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): ASSET GUARD PRODUCTS INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Patterson + Sheridan, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16683001 on 11/13/2019 (258 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for the construction of an improved tank base. A tank base is constructed for protection against accidental spills and/or leaks associated with a tank battery. The improved tank base comprises at least one part of a suitable substrate, which allows for the adhesion of an elastomer such as polyurea. Polyurea is preferably applied using a spray device which yields an average coverage of about 50-80 mils, and most preferably 60 mils. If more than one substrate is used, one or more substrates can be bound together with a fastening system. Once pressure is applied in the form of weight, the fastening system can be removed, resulting in an improved tank base having at least one seam and impervious to the fluid of the tank battery.

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


Sealing louvers for roof structures
Patent No. 10724236 

Inventor(s): David G. Weaver (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): OMNIMAX INTERNATIONAL, INC. (Norcross, GA)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton, LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15484921 on 04/11/2017 (1204 days app to issue)

Abstract: Louvered roof systems are provided with one or more louvers. Such louvers can be combined in an assembly that is movable between an open condition and a closed condition. In the closed condition, louvers in the assembly engage one another. In such engagement, a leg extending generally transversely from one louver may include a wing that extends generally transversely to the leg and that abuts a surface of an adjacent louver. Additionally or alternatively, in such engagement, a leg extending transversely from one louver may be received in a notch in an adjacent louver.

[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)


Process for in-line extrusion of coating onto roofing shingles during manufacturing and roofing shingles made by the process
Patent No. 10724243 

Inventor(s): Mark Logan Keaten (Waxahachie, TX), Matti Kiik (Richardson, TX), Olan Thomas Leitch (Bakersfield, CA)
Assignee(s): Building Materials Investment Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15180940 on 06/13/2016 (1506 days app to issue)

Abstract: A process for in-line extrusion of polymeric coatings onto roofing shingles during manufacturing includes moving a web of shingle substrate material in a downstream direction and extruding a liquefied coating of polymeric material onto at least one surface of the moving web to form a thin film. The liquefied coating may be a molten polymeric material that forms a thin film on a back surface of the shingle material to prevent sticking and eliminate the need for a traditional back dusting with material such as powdered stone. The polymeric film further may be applied to the substrate material in lieu of a saturation coating of asphalt, thus reducing cost and weight while providing a comparable moisture barrier and a lighter more flexible shingle.

[E04D] ROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS (coverings of outer walls by plaster or other porous material E04F 13/00)


Downhole vibration tool for drill string
Patent No. 10724323 

Inventor(s): Christopher M. Casad (Benbrook, TX), Jason C. Maw (Beaumont Alberta, , CA), Matthew B. Roseman (Fort Worth, TX), Thomas A. Damian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Ulterra Drilling Technologies, L.P. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15999267 on 08/17/2018 (711 days app to issue)

Abstract: A downhole tool for cyclically generating cyclical pressure waves in drilling fluids of sufficient magnitude to vibrate a drill string or coiled tubing to reduce friction between drill string or coiled tubing and a wall of an uncased or cased wellbore. A passageway through which drilling fluid flows through the tool is constricted to increase pressure of the drilling fluid while it continues to flow through the tool. A bypass around the constriction is cyclically opened by a rotary valve to increase the flow area through the tool for the drilling fluid while at the same time an axially shifting valve, shifted by a pair of rotating cams, opens to allow drilling fluid to vent to an annulus formed by the drill string or coiled tubing and a wall of the wellbore.

[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]


Chelating agents and scale inhibitors in degradable downhole tools
Patent No. 10724340 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Zachary William Walton (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15823386 on 11/27/2017 (974 days app to issue)

Abstract: Downhole tools, methods, and systems related thereto. An example downhole tool includes a body comprising a degradable core and a chelating agent or a chelating agent/scale inhibitor mixture integrated therein. The chelating agent and scale inhibitors help to direct and control the degradation of the degradable core.

[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]


Shiftable isolation sleeve for multilateral wellbore systems
Patent No. 10724344 

Inventor(s): Wesley P. Dietz (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15760216 on 10/29/2015 (1734 days app to issue)

Abstract: A well system having primary and secondary wellbores wherein a completion sleeve is positioned in the primary wellbore and defines a window aligned with a primary wellbore casing exit and upper and lower couplings defined on opposing axial ends of the window. An isolation sleeve is positioned within the completion sleeve and defines a helical slot. The isolation sleeve is movable between a first position, where a engagement device engages the upper coupling and the isolation sleeve occludes the window, and a second position, where the isolation sleeve is moved axially within completion sleeve to expose the window and the engagement device engages the lower coupling. A whipstock assembly includes a latch key that selectively locates and engages an inner profile of the isolation sleeve to move the isolation sleeve to the second position. An orienting key mates with the helical slot to angularly orient the whipstock assembly.

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


 

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

 

Massage chair having a noise-reducing, enclosure device
Patent No. 10724549 

Inventor(s): Kevin Le (Richland Hills, TX), Thanh Le (Grand Prairie, TX), Varad Nitin Gokhale (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Luraco, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15593320 on 05/11/2017 (1174 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is directed to a massage chair having a massage chair frame, a massage system, and a noise-reducing, enclosure device. The massage chair frame includes a first end, a second end, a seat body area portion, and a back body area portion. The massage system includes at least one fluid massage element, a fluid pump, and at least one fluid valve device for regulating fluid flow into and out of the at least one fluid massage element. The noise-reducing, enclosure device includes an enclosure housing and noise-reducing material positioned inside the enclosure housing. The enclosure housing encloses the fluid pump and the plurality of fluid valve devices during operation such that noise generated from or made by the fluid pump and the plurality of fluid valve devices during operation is reduced, contained or eliminated.

[F04D] NON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT PUMPS (engine fuel-injection pumps F02M; ion pumps H01J 41/12; electrodynamic pumps H02K 44/02)


Firearm grip
Patent No. 10724557 

Inventor(s): Gabriel James Snyder (Sachse, TX), Garrett Hellinger (Sachse, TX), Matthew Banes (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16441114 on 06/14/2019 (410 days app to issue)

Abstract: A firearm grip is disclosed that attaches to a firearm, such as a rifle, by clamping on a portion of the rifle”s forend, stock, buttstock or other chassis. The firearm grip disclosed herein maximizes the surface contact area to which pressure is applied to a portion of the firearm in contact with the clamp jaws of the firearm grip by the introduction of a rotating or swiveling jaw relative to the grip”s fixed jaw. This enables the firearm grip to swivel and adjust to firearms of variable or tapering width along the length of the firearm in contact with the firearm grip, while maintaining optimal contact and pressure against the clamped portion of the firearm in contact with the firearm grip.

[F16B] DEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS OR WEDGES; JOINTS OR JOINTING (couplings for transmitting rotation F16D)


Method and apparatus for reduction of water re-evaporation in a dedicated dehumidifier/water heater
Patent No. 10724744 

Inventor(s): Robert B. Uselton (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15271419 on 09/21/2016 (1406 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus that includes a refrigeration circuit that includes an evaporator, a first condenser and a compressor. The apparatus includes a refrigerant-water heat exchanger that includes a second condenser fluidly coupled to the refrigeration circuit. A control valve is operatively connected to the refrigeration circuit to direct flow of refrigerant through at least one of the first condenser during a dehumidification mode and the second condenser during a water heating mode. A damper is disposed on an upwind side of the evaporator, the damper being operable to reduce airflow across the evaporator during a ventilation mode.

[F24D] DOMESTIC- OR SPACE-HEATING SYSTEMS, e.g. CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEMS; DOMESTIC HOT-WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; ELEMENTS OR COMPONENTS THEREFOR (preventing corrosion C23F; water supply in general E03; using steam or condensate extracted or exhausted from steam engine plants for heating purposes F01K 17/02; steam traps F16T; domestic stoves or ranges F24B, F24C; water or air heaters having heat generating means F24H; combined heating and refrigeration systems F25B; heat exchange apparatus or elements F28; removing furring F28G; electric heating elements or arrangements H05B)


 

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Microelectromechanical device with multiple hinges
Patent No. 10723618 

Inventor(s): Richard B. Irwin, Jr. (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. (Spring, TX)
Law Firm: Rahman LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15747759 on 10/23/2015 (1740 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example microelectromechanical system (MEMS) switch comprises a hinge plane having two or more intersecting hinges; a switch plate; and a plurality of electrostatic pads. Selective activation of the electrostatic pads causes torsion of at least one of the two or more intersecting hinges to tilt the switch plate to a selected one of three or more positions.

[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]


Lateral flow assays with thermal contrast readers
Patent No. 10725033 

Inventor(s): Zhenpeng Qin (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (Minneapolis, MN), THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO (Toronto, , CA)
Law Firm: Westman, Champlin Koehler, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15802120 on 11/02/2017 (999 days app to issue)

Abstract: Assays used in conjunction with a thermal contrast reader are disclosed. In the assay, the test strip includes materials that can develop a thermal response if a target analyte is present in a sample. Linear flow assays include nanoparticles with high affinity binding to the analyte. Binding of the nanoparticles with an analyte in the sample is detected using thermal contrast. Analytes over a broad range of concentrations are detected in the linear flow assays. Methods of detecting target analytes and kits comprising lateral flow assays and thermal contrast reader are also disclosed.

[G01N] INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES (measuring or testing processes other than immunoassay, involving enzymes or microorganisms C12M, C12Q)


System and method for efficient electrostatic discharge testing and analysis
Patent No. 10725098 

Inventor(s): Charvaka Duvvury (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ESD IT2 LLC. (Troy, MI)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15729293 on 10/10/2017 (1022 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for electrostatic discharge (ESD) testing and analysis includes performing, by an ESD testing device, ESD testing on pins of an integrated circuit (IC) device to generate pre-stress ESD test data for each of the pins and post-stress ESD test data for each of the pins, determining, current shifts according to first data points of voltage-current (IV) curves of the pre-stress ESD test data corresponding to the IC device pins and to second data points of IV curves of the post-stress ESD test data corresponding to the respective pins of the IC device, assigning, by the device, a test result classification for each of the pins according to a relationship between a test threshold and the current shift for the respective pin, and displaying, by a workstation, a visually coded map of the IC device indicating the test result classification for each of the pins.

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


Interposer analog scan with digital scan cell, comparator, analog switches
Patent No. 10725103 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16295244 on 03/07/2019 (509 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure describes a novel method and apparatus for improving interposers that connected stacked die assemblies to system substrates. The improvement includes the addition of IEEE 1149.1 circuitry within interposers to allow simplifying interconnect testing of digital and analog signal connections between the interposer and system substrate it is attached too. The improvement also includes the additional 1149.1 controlled circuitry that allows real time monitoring of voltage supply and ground buses in the interposer. The improvement also includes the additional of 1149.1 controlled circuitry that allows real time monitoring of functional digital and analog input and output signals in the interposer. The improvement also provides the ability to selectively serially link the 1149.1 circuitry in the interposer with 1149.1 circuitry in the die of the stack.

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


Self testing circuit for power optimization
Patent No. 10725104 

Inventor(s): Amandeep Kaur (Bangalore, , IN), Jayanth Mysore Thimmaiah (Bengaluru, , IN), Ravindra Arjun Madpur (Bangalore, , IN), Sridhar Yadala (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15852407 on 12/22/2017 (949 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus including a datapath and a test circuit. The datapath is configured to transfer data between a memory core and an IO interface. The datapath includes a plurality of circuits, and a memory core interface. The plurality of circuits operates according to a supply voltage. The test circuit is coupled to the datapath, and configured to determine, from a set of operable voltage levels of the supply voltage, a first minimum operable voltage level for the datapath to operate for the data traversing the datapath at a first frequency.

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


Floating input detection
Patent No. 10725118 

Inventor(s): Dileep Kumar R (Bengaluru, , IN), Dipankar Mandal (Bengaluru, , IN), Srihari Varma Datla (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16124261 on 09/07/2018 (690 days app to issue)

Abstract: A floating input detection method and circuits. A method for detecting a floating signal input terminal includes providing a common-mode input voltage to a first amplifier coupled to the signal input terminal, and providing an output signal generated by the first amplifier to: a non-inverting input of a second amplifier coupled to the signal input terminal, an inverting input of the second amplifier, coarse detection circuitry, and fine float detection circuitry. The method also includes comparing, by the coarse detection circuitry, the output signal to a first threshold voltage, and determining the signal input terminal to be not floating responsive to the comparing indicating that the output signal is greater than the first threshold voltage.

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


Antenna configuration for parking assist radar
Patent No. 10725162 

Inventor(s): Sandeep Rao (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15661891 on 07/27/2017 (1097 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of estimating position of an obstacle of a plurality of obstacles with a radar apparatus. An azimuth frequency, an elevation frequency and a range of the obstacle are estimated to generate an estimated azimuth frequency, an estimated elevation frequency and an estimated range of the obstacle. A metric is estimated from one or more of the estimated azimuth frequency, the estimated elevation frequency and the estimated range of the obstacle. The metric is compared to a threshold to detect an error in at least one of the estimated azimuth frequency and the estimated elevation frequency. On error detection, a sign of at least one of the estimated azimuth frequency and the estimated elevation frequency is inverted to generate a true estimated azimuth frequency and a true estimated elevation frequency respectively.

[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


Laser-written optical routing systems and method
Patent No. 10725242 

Inventor(s): Terrel L. Morris (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16298415 on 03/11/2019 (505 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example includes an apparatus that includes a plurality of input/output (I/O) ports and a body portion. The plurality of I/O ports can be arranged at a plurality of peripheral surfaces of the body portion. The body portion includes a solid dielectric material having a substantially constant index of refraction. The body portion also includes parallel planar surfaces spaced apart by and bounded by the plurality of peripheral surfaces. The solid dielectric material in the body portion can be writable via a laser-writing process to form an optical waveguide extending between a set of the plurality of I/O ports.

[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]


Fiber terminal rack mount with front-to-back fiber routing management
Patent No. 10725259 

Inventor(s): Diana Rodriguez (Fort Worth, TX), Richard David Morris (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Optical Communications LLC (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16392707 on 04/24/2019 (461 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fiber terminal rack mount with front-to-back fiber routing management is disclosed herein. The terminal rack mount is configured to be mounted in a remote terminal to facilitate fiber management of fiber optic cables routed from fiber optic equipment. In exemplary aspects disclosed herein, the fiber terminal rack mount comprises two vertically oriented panels with a plurality of horizontally oriented shelves positioned therebetween. The panels are configured to mount to vertical rails of a remote terminal cabinet of the fiber terminal. The panels and shelves also define routing channels for routing fiber optic cables therethrough, thereby facilitating front-to-back fiber routing between fiber optic equipment mounted in the fiber terminal. In this manner, as an example, the fiber terminal rack mount may more easily support fiber routing between back-to-back mounted fiber optic equipment, which may increase as fiber optic connectivity density increases.

[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]


Methods and apparatus to correct gate bias for a diode-connected transistor
Patent No. 10725491 

Inventor(s): Gregory Wallis Collins (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16449079 on 06/21/2019 (403 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus to correct gate bias for a diode-connected transistor are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a first resistor including a first resistor terminal and a second resistor terminal; a second resistor including a first resistor terminal and a second resistor terminal; a first transistor including a current terminal and a gate terminal, the current terminal of the first transistor coupled to the first resistor terminal of the first resistor and the gate terminal of the first transistor is coupled to the second resistor terminal of the first resistor; and a second transistor including a first current terminal and a second current terminal, the first current terminal of the second transistor coupled to the gate terminal of the first transistor, and the second current terminal of the second transistor coupled the first current terminal of the second resistor.

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


Desktop electronic device
Patent No. 10725507 

Inventor(s): Daniel L. McBroom (Leonard, TX), Michael D. McBroom (Leonard, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright RLLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16377155 on 04/06/2019 (479 days app to issue)

Abstract: An internal component and external interface arrangement for a cylindrical compact computing system is described that includes at least a structural heat sink having triangular shape disposed within a cylindrical volume defined by a cylindrical housing. A computing engine having a generally triangular shape is described having internal components that include a graphics processing unit (GPU) board, a central processing unit (CPU) board, an input/output (I/O) interface board, an interconnect board, and a power supply unit (PSU).

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


Static power reduction in caches using deterministic naps
Patent No. 10725527 

Inventor(s): Mehrdad Nourani (Plano, TX), Oluleye Olorode (Pflugerville, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16253363 on 01/22/2019 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to a dNap architecture that accurately transitions cache lines to full power state before an access to them. This ensures that there are no additional delays due to waking up drowsy lines. Only cache lines that are determined by the DMC to be accessed in the immediate future are fully powered while others are put in drowsy mode. As a result, we are able to significantly reduce leakage power with no cache performance degradation and minimal hardware overhead, especially at higher associativities. Up to 92% static/Leakage power savings are accomplished with minimal hardware overhead and no performance tradeoff.

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


Keyboard interface for efficiently selecting from a set of data items
Patent No. 10725658 

Inventor(s): James Leon Rockett, Jr. (Carrollton, TX), Robert Michael Beaty (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Redcritter Corp. (Flower Mound, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15595453 on 05/15/2017 (1170 days app to issue)

Abstract: A keyboard interface enables the efficient selection of one or more data items from a set of data items. The appearance of the keyboard interface can be dynamically generated and updated based on characteristics of the data items in the set. When a user selects a user interface element associated with a set of data items, the data items in the set can be evaluated to determine a number of keys to include in the keyboard interface as well as which characters are assigned to each included key. The number of keys and which characters are assigned to these keys can be determined by identifying a first character in each of the data items in the set. When the user selects a key, the keyboard interface can be updated in a similar manner but based on characters at a subsequent position in data items that matched the previously selected key.

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


Systems and methods for efficient power state transitions
Patent No. 10725677 

Inventor(s): Judah Gamliel Hahn (Ofra, , IL), Noga Harari Shechter (Lehavim, , IL), Shay Benisty (Beer Sheva, , IL), Yair Baram (Metar, , IL)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Loza Loza, LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15846592 on 12/19/2017 (952 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device may be configured to leverage memory resources of a host computing device to efficiently transition between different power states. In some embodiments, the memory device stores resume data within a host memory buffer (HMB) before transitioning to a low-power state, and uses the resume data stored within the HMB to resume operation from the low-power state. The memory device may be configured to pre-populate the HMB with resume data prior to transitioning to the low-power state. In some embodiments, the disclosed memory device is configured to gradually resume from the low-power state, which may comprise resuming services of the memory device in the order such services are required during the resume process.

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


Command selection policy with read priority
Patent No. 10725696 

Inventor(s): Patrick A. La Fratta (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Brooks, Cameron Huebsch, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15951896 on 04/12/2018 (838 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and methods related to command selection policy for electronic memory or storage are described. Commands to a memory controller may be prioritized based on a type of command, a timing of when one command was received relative to another command, a timing of when one command is ready to be issued to a memory device, or some combination of such factors. For instance, a memory controller may employ a first-ready, first-come, first-served (FRFCFS) policy in which certain types of commands (e.g., read commands) are prioritized over other types of commands (e.g., write commands). The policy may employ exceptions to such an FRFCFS policy based on dependencies or relationships among or between commands. An example can include inserting a command into a priority queue based on a category corresponding to respective commands, and iterating through a plurality of priority queues in order of priority to select a command to issue.

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


Microcontroller instruction memory architecture for non-volatile memory
Patent No. 10725699 

Inventor(s): Chi-Lin Hsu (San Jose, CA), Hiroyuki Mizukoshi (Kawasaki, , JP), Tai-Yuan Tseng (Milpitas, CA), Yan Li (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16015624 on 06/22/2018 (767 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus is provided that includes a processor and an instruction memory including a first memory, a second memory, a third memory and an instruction selector circuit. The first memory is configured to receive a first instruction address from the processor, the second memory is configured to receive the first instruction address from the processor and generate a control signal based on the received first instruction address, and the third memory is configured to receive the first instruction address from the processor. The instruction selector circuit is configured to selectively send an instruction from one of the first memory and the third memory based on the control signal to the processor, and to selectively enable and disable the third memory to reduce power consumption of the instruction memory.

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


Transcendental function evaluation
Patent No. 10725742 

Inventor(s): Alexander Tessarolo (Lindfield, , AT), Prasanth Viswanathan Pillai (Bangalore, , IN), Richard Mark Poley (Sugar Land, TX), Venkatesh Natarajan (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16000736 on 06/05/2018 (784 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, an apparatus is arranged to generate a linear term, a quadratic term, and a constant term of a transcendental function with, respectively, a first circuit, a second circuit, and a third circuit in response to least significant bits of an input operand and in response to, respectively, a first, a second, and a third table value that is retrieved in response to, respectively, a first, a second, and a third index generated in response to most significant bits of the input operand. The third circuit is further arranged to generate a mantissa of an output operand in response to a sum of the linear term, the quadratic term, and the constant term.

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


Method and apparatus for quick prototyping of embedded peripherals
Patent No. 10725746 

Inventor(s): Mahesh Chowdhary (San Jose, CA), Marian Louda (Prague, , CZ), Miroslav Batek (Blatna, , CZ)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16281040 on 02/20/2019 (524 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure describes methods and apparatus for quickly prototyping of a solution developed using one or more sensing devices (e.g., sensors), functional blocks, algorithm libraries, and customized logic. The methods produce firmware executable by a processor (e.g., a microcontroller) on an embedded device such as a development board, expansion board, or the like. By performing these methods on the apparatus described, a user is able to create a function prototype without having deep knowledge of the particular sensing device or any particular programming language. Prototypes developed as described herein enable the user to rapidly test ideas and develop sensing device proofs-of-concept. The solutions produced by the methods and apparatus improve the functioning of the sensor being prototyped and the operation of the embedded device where the sensor is integrated.

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


Application update using multiple network connections
Patent No. 10725768 

Inventor(s): Kevin V. Nguyen (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16189553 on 11/13/2018 (623 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method that enables an application to retrieve application update from the software vendor using one or more network connection. The application checks for updates when it is invoked by the user. The checking of updates is done by sending a request to the vendor server via one or multiple network connections. The network connection can be wired or wireless. By using multiple network connections, the update process can send and receive update data faster than using one network connections. Another aspect of the invention is if the checking for update request failed via the default or 1[superscript]st [/superscript]network connection, the application will check for the next available network connection to send the update request. By checking for update from the vendor, the application will always have the most up to date patches, fixes, and/or new features.

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


Thread associated memory allocation and memory architecture aware allocation
Patent No. 10725824 

Inventor(s): Keith Lowery (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Rambus Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Lowenstein Sandler LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15743635 on 07/05/2016 (1484 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for thread aware, class aware, and topology aware memory allocations. Embodiments include a compiler configured to generate compiled code (e.g., for a runtime) that when executed allocates memory on a per class per thread basis that is system topology (e.g., for non-uniform memory architecture (NUMA)) aware. Embodiments can further include an executable configured to allocate a respective memory pool during runtime for each instance of a class for each thread. The memory pools are local to a respective processor, core, etc., where each thread executes.

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


Integrated circuit with combined interrupt and serial data output
Patent No. 10725945 

Inventor(s): Mark Edward Wentroble (Plano, TX), Richard Edwin Hubbard (Lavon, TX), Richard Sterling Broughton (Dallas, TX), Vijayalakshmi Devarajan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16289845 on 03/01/2019 (515 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a combined serial data output and interrupt output terminal, a serial communication control circuit; an interrupt generation circuit, and an output circuit. The output circuit includes a serial data input, an interrupt input, and a combined serial data and interrupt output. The serial data input is coupled to a serial data output of the serial communication circuit. The interrupt input is coupled to an interrupt output of the interrupt generation circuit. The combined serial data and interrupt output is coupled to the combined serial data output and interrupt output terminal.

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


Staggered secure data receipt
Patent No. 10726143 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15616314 on 06/07/2017 (1147 days app to issue)

Abstract: Message and data sharing may require additional levels of security beyond mere access authorization procedures. One example method of operation may include identifying message content associated with a message, splitting the message content into a plurality of message content sections, identifying a plurality of potential recipient devices, and transmitting the plurality of message content sections to the plurality of potential recipient devices.

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


Less-pessimistic static timing analysis for synchronous circuits
Patent No. 10726189 

Inventor(s): Biju Manuel (Bangalore, , IN), Minoru Yamashita (Kawasaki, , JP), Norihiro Kamae (Yokohama, , JP)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16042693 on 07/23/2018 (736 days app to issue)

Abstract: A static timing analysis controller includes a feedback loop identification module that identifies invariable flip flop feedback loops of an integrated circuit design, and adds the identified feedback loops to false path lists. The static timing analysis controller then performs timing update operations and identifies hold violations based on the invariable flip flop feedback loops included in the false path list. In turn, the static timing analysis controller identifies reduced or less pessimistic numbers of hold violations, resulting in fewer buffers added to the integrated circuit design.

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


Logical sensor generation in a behavioral recognition system
Patent No. 10726294 

Inventor(s): Kishor Adinath Saitwal (Pearland, TX), Lon W. Risinger (Katy, TX), Wesley Kenneth Cobb (The Woodlands, TX)
Assignee(s): Intellective Ai, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Cooley LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16028079 on 07/05/2018 (754 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for generating logical sensors for an image driver. The image driver monitors values corresponding to at least a first feature in one or more regions of a first image in a stream of images received by a first sensor. The image driver identifies at least a first correlation between at least a first and second value of the monitored values. The image driver generates a logical sensor based on the identified correlations. The logical sensor samples one or more features corresponding to the identified correlation from a second image in the stream of images.

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


Quantum mechanical framework for interaction of OAM with matter and applications in solid states, biosciences and quantum computing
Patent No. 10726353 

Inventor(s): Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NxGen Partners IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16660246 on 10/22/2019 (280 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method comprises first generating a plane wave light beam. At least one orbital angular momentum is applied to the plane wave light beam to generate and OAM light beam. Transitions of electrons between quantized states within a semiconductor material are controlled responsive to the at least one orbital angular momentum applied to the plane wave light beam. The OAM light beam is transmitted at the semiconductor material to induce the transitions of the electrons between the quantize states within the semiconductor material.

[G06N] COMPUTER SYSTEMS BASED ON SPECIFIC COMPUTATIONAL MODELS [7]


System and method for allocating manufactured products to sellers using profitable order promising
Patent No. 10726369 

Inventor(s): Arvindh Murugan (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Blue Yonder Group, Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ)
Law Firm: Spencer Fane LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15918138 on 03/12/2018 (869 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for allocating products to one or more sellers. The system includes a database operable to store data associated with one or more enterprises. The system further includes an order promising system coupled with the database and operable to model the flow of the products through the one or more enterprises and allocate resources to the one or more sellers based on the modeled flow of the products.

[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]


Industrial data analytics in a cloud platform
Patent No. 10726428 

Inventor(s): Stephen Thomas Nawalaniec (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc. (Mayfield Heights, OH)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16262153 on 01/30/2019 (545 days app to issue)

Abstract: Cloud-aware industrial devices feed robust sets of data to a cloud-based data analyzer that executes as a service in a cloud platform. In addition to industrial data generated or collected by the industrial devices, the devices can provide device profile information to the cloud-based analyzer that identifies the device and relevant configuration information. The industrial devices can also provide customer data identifying an owner of the industrial devices, contact information for the owner, active service contracts, etc. The cloud-based data analyzer leverages this information to perform a variety of custom analytics on the data and generate reports or notifications catered to the particular industrial assets” optimal performance and business goals of the owner”s industrial enterprise, as well as perform real-time decision making and control.

[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]


Leveraging an artificial intelligence engine to generate customer-specific user experiences based on real-time analysis of customer responses to recommendations
Patent No. 10726434 

Inventor(s): Michael Anderson (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16656204 on 10/17/2019 (285 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments leverage an artificial intelligence engine to generate customer-specific user experiences based on real-time analysis of customer responses to recommend and/or experienced features. Some embodiments access a profile of an end user comprising at least one first characteristic associated with the end user and extract end user information from a database of an entity server; identify a first trend related to resource utilization and/or management implemented by the end user based on the extracted end user information; determine an opportunity based on the identified first trend; in response to determining the opportunity, transmit control signals configured to cause the graphical user interface of the device of the end user to display graphically at least one recommendation based on the determined opportunity to the end user; and receive an input selecting or declining at least one recommendation. These inputs may correlate to a modified interface experience.

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


System and method for reclaiming residual value of personal electronic devices
Patent No. 10726454 

Inventor(s): David J. Edmondson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Hyla, Inc. (Farmers Branch, TX)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14519657 on 10/21/2014 (2107 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described herein is a mobile device trade-in facilitation system comprising: one or more servers configured to interact with one or more external data sources; a mobile application communication center configured to interact with one or more mobile devices; an analytic database; and a main processor configured to: initiate a trade-in value calculation based upon an event related to a mobile device; receive information from the mobile device related to characteristics of the mobile device via the mobile application communication center; receive first data related to the mobile device from the one or more servers; retrieve second data related to the mobile device from the analytic database; determine a trade-in value for the mobile device based upon one or more of: the information, the first data, and the second data; and transmit the trade-in value to the mobile device.

[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]


Generation online e-commerce and networking system for transforming traditional non-group-based and non-role-based logical access into a group-based and role-based access security mechanism to protect user data privacy and generate more onlin
Patent No. 10726455 

Inventor(s): James Ian Tonnison (Fort Worth, TX), Wenxuan Tonnison (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Bond Schoeneck King, PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15666690 on 08/02/2017 (1091 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems and programs are provided for facilitating group-based and role-based logical access security mechanism and community funds on a new generation online social networking and e-commerce system to effectively protect user data privacy, to increase online advertising results, and to significantly increase online traffic and online purchasing volume. These are revolutionary technologies to disrupt the traditional non-group and non-role based logical access of a traditional social networking or e-commerce website, so as to enhance data privacy, to pool resources, to dramatically increase Internet usage and to create a win-win situation for all parties involved.

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


Method, apparatus, and computer program product for providing a virtual aggregation group
Patent No. 10726456 

Inventor(s): Joel Walter Denton (Cedar Hill, TX), John Walter Mallinckrodt, II (Dallas, TX), Patrick Robert Richer (Dallas, TX), Russell Francis Lewis (Dallas, TX), Scott Michael Willey (Lewisville, TX), Troy Wayne Kirchenbauer (Hurst, TX
Assignee(s): APTITUDE, LLC (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13941897 on 07/15/2013 (2570 days app to issue)

Abstract: Some examples provide systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products for providing virtual aggregation groups using a market platform. An example method may include establishing, using a market platform, a virtual aggregation group comprising at least two members. The method may also include generating a committed pricing agreement between the virtual aggregation group and at least one supplier. The committed pricing agreement may include compliance terms that determine at least one price parameter for a product purchase by the at least two members of the virtual aggregation group from the supplier based on a market commitment of the virtual aggregation group. The method may further include monitoring spending of the members of the virtual aggregation group, determining, using the monitored spending, whether the virtual aggregation group has met the market commitment, and notifying the supplier or the members of the virtual aggregation group of whether the virtual aggregation group has met the market commitment.

[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]


Peer-assisted shopping
Patent No. 10726458 

Inventor(s): Christian Briggs (Austin, TX), Delfino Galindo, Jr. (Austin, TX), Rick Spitz (Amherst, NH), Sergey Sundukovskiy (Redondo Beach, CA), Todd Downing (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): AiBUY, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15443397 on 02/27/2017 (1247 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to an embodiment of the disclosure, a method for peer-assisted shopping, the method includes initiating, on a first endpoint corresponding to a first user, a display of media content. The method also includes initiating, on the first endpoint, an interactive feature configured to allow the first user to interact with the first endpoint in response to the display of media content. The method further includes initiating, on the first endpoint, an option for the first user to invoke a communication request with at least a second user corresponding to at least a second endpoint. Moreover, the method includes, upon selection of the option, initiating a connection request with the at least a second endpoint.

[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]


Identifying property usage type based upon smart sensor data
Patent No. 10726494 

Inventor(s): Sripriya Sundararaman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: Faegre Drinker Biddle Reath LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15403296 on 01/11/2017 (1294 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method for identifying a property usage type based upon sensor data includes, with customer permission or affirmative consent, receiving data generated by various sensors; generating a report that includes a listing of events recorded by each sensor; analyzing data from the report to determine a property usage type score; receiving data regarding types and levels of insurance coverage associated with the property usage type score; receiving data derived from a homeowner”s insurance policy; comparing the types and levels of insurance coverage associated with the property usage type score with the types and levels of insurance coverage from the homeowner”s current insurance policy; and transmitting a message to the homeowner to update their insurance policy if there are differences between (i) the insurance coverage that the homeowner has, and (ii) the insurance coverage the homeowner should have based upon the property usage type score.

[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]


Identifying property usage type based upon smart sensor data
Patent No. 10726500 

Inventor(s): Sripriya Sundararaman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16452625 on 06/26/2019 (398 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method for identifying a property usage type based upon sensor data includes, with customer permission or affirmative consent, receiving data generated by various sensors; generating a report that includes a listing of events recorded by each sensor; analyzing data from the report to determine a property usage type score; receiving data regarding types and levels of insurance coverage associated with the property usage type score; receiving data derived from a homeowner”s insurance policy; comparing the types and levels of insurance coverage associated with the property usage type score with the types and levels of insurance coverage from the homeowner”s current insurance policy; and transmitting a message to the homeowner to update their insurance policy if there are differences between (i) the insurance coverage that the homeowner has, and (ii) the insurance coverage the homeowner should have based upon the property usage type score.

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


System for drilling a selected convergence path
Patent No. 10726506 

Inventor(s): John Burkhart (Dallas, TX), Teddy Chen (Austin, TX), Todd Benson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Motive Drilling Technologies, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Vinson Elkins L.L.P. (Local + 5 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15836563 on 12/08/2017 (963 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided is a method for selecting one of a plurality of convergence paths that may be drilled by a bottom hole assembly (BHA) comprising identifying, by a computer system, a plurality of geometric convergence paths, wherein each of the geometric convergence paths provides a convergence solution from a defined bottom hole assembly (BHA) location to a target drilling path of a well plan. An offset distance is calculated for drilling by the BHA each of the geometric convergence paths connecting the BHA location to the target drilling path. A drill path curvature associated with drilling each of the geometric convergence paths by the BHA is determined by the computer system. A time required for drilling each of the geometric convergence paths by the BHA is determined by the computer system. An optimal geometric convergence path of the plurality of geometric convergence paths is determined responsive to the offset distance for drilling each of the geometric convergence paths, the drill path curvature associated with each of the geometric convergence paths and the time required for drilling each of the geometric convergence paths. The determined optimal geometric convergence path is fed to a controller associated with a display of a drilling rig and used to control the display of the drilling rig to display the determined optimal geometric convergence path.

[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]


Arithmetic logic unit (ALU)-centric operations in graphics processing units (GPUs)
Patent No. 10726516 

Inventor(s): Yufei Zhang (San Jose, CA), Zhou Hong (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16157969 on 10/11/2018 (656 days app to issue)

Abstract: A GPU comprises: a GPR comprising registers; an L1 cache coupled to the GPR and configured to implement a pixel mapping by: segregating pixels of an image into regions, the regions comprise a first region and a second region, the first region comprises first pixels, and the second region comprises second pixels, loading the first pixels into the GPR in a horizontal manner, and loading the second pixels into the GPR in a vertical manner; and an ALU configured to read the first pixels and the second pixels independently of a shared memory.

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


Methods and systems for providing a tutorial for graphic manipulation of objects including real-time scanning in an augmented reality
Patent No. 10726630 

Inventor(s): Daniel Martinez (Plano, TX), Jonathan Castaneda (Plano, TX), Stewart Youngblood (Allen, TX), Victoria Blacksher (Plano, TX), William Hardin (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16457858 on 06/28/2019 (396 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device including a storage medium storing instructions, and at least one processor configured to execute the stored instructions to perform operations is provided. The operations include displaying on a display screen an interactive scene containing an augmented reality element, receiving input to change display of the interactive scene, and receiving a request to simulate the capturing of image data representing the interactive scene. The operations further include determining a position of the augmented reality element relative to a region defined on the display screen, simulating the capturing of the image data representing the interactive scene, and providing, based on the determined position, an indication of whether the simulation has succeeded.

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


Vehicle data sharing with interested parties
Patent No. 10726642 

Inventor(s): Christopher J. Risberg (Flower Mound, TX), Felipe G. Salles (Garland, TX), Jaya Bharath R. Goluguri (McKinney, TX), Joshua C. Batie (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16520631 on 07/24/2019 (370 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of receiving, at a server, sensor data from one or more sensors disposed on a vehicle, receiving, at the server, additional sensor data from a computing device operating inside the vehicle, determining the sensor data and the additional sensor data correspond to the vehicle”s operational status, determining whether one or more of the sensor data and the additional sensor data exceed one or more thresholds, and when one or more of the sensor data and the additional sensor data exceed the one or more thresholds, providing a value to the vehicle.

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


Impact-induced lighting to mitigate post-accident risk
Patent No. 10726726 

Inventor(s): Bradly J. Billman (Celina, TX), Snehal Desai (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16555520 on 08/29/2019 (334 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to safety lighting devices for automotive vehicles. A safety lighting system coupled to an automotive vehicle includes a power source that is independent of an electrical system of the vehicle. The system also includes a lighting feature electrically coupled to the power source, wherein the lighting feature is configured to activate in response to an impact event.

[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]


System and method for monitoring a signage system of a transit vehicle
Patent No. 10726757 

Inventor(s): Larry T. Taylor (Blue Ridge, TX), Ramin Safavi (Plano, TX), Xiaoping Zhou (Plano, TX), Zhicun Gao (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Luminator Holding LP (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16692016 on 11/22/2019 (249 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sign-monitoring system includes at least one electronic sign and a controller comprising a processor and memory. The electronic sign includes a pixel array, the pixel array including a plurality of pixels. The electronic sign further includes an embedded controller coupled to the at least one electronic sign. The embedded controller develops diagnostic information for the at least one electronic sign, the diagnostic information including information related to a number of malfunctioning pixels in the plurality of pixels. The controller is communicably coupled to the embedded controller and receives at least a portion of the diagnostic information from the embedded controller. In addition, the controller assesses the at least a portion of the diagnostic information to develop health information. The assessment involves evaluating the information related to the number of malfunctioning pixels.

[G09G] ARRANGEMENTS OR CIRCUITS FOR CONTROL OF INDICATING DEVICES USING STATIC MEANS TO PRESENT VARIABLE INFORMATION (arrangements for transferring data between digital computers and displays G06F 3/14; static indicating arrangements comprising an association of a number of separate sources or light control cells G09F 9/00; static indicating arrangements comprising integral associations of a number of light sources H01J, H01K, H01L, H05B 33/12; scanning, transmission or reproduction of documents or the like, e.g. facsimile transmission, details thereof H04N 1/00) [5]


Generating quincunx video streams for light modulating backplanes with configurable multi electrode pixels
Patent No. 10726800 

Inventor(s): Craig Michael Waller (Dallas, TX), Eric Paul Eisenbrandt (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Syndiant, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16261512 on 01/29/2019 (546 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method to generate a quad-quincunx video stream is disclosed. The method generates a quad-quincunx video stream from a high resolution video stream by generating a first first-type quincunx field from a first high resolution video frame, a first second-type quincunx field from a second high resolution video frame, a first third-type quincunx field from a third high resolution video frame, and a first fourth-type quincunx field from a fourth high resolution video frame.

[G02F] DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING; TECHNIQUES OR PROCEDURES FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF; FREQUENCY-CHANGING; NON-LINEAR OPTICS; OPTICAL LOGIC ELEMENTS; OPTICAL ANALOGUE/DIGITAL CONVERTERS [4]


Heel raised adjustable drum pedal
Patent No. 10726819 

Inventor(s): Christopher David Hamilton (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: SMU Law School Patent Clinic (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16431736 on 06/05/2019 (419 days app to issue)

Abstract: A drum pedal where the heel of the drum pedal is higher than the entire drum pedal board. The drum pedal is adjustable and ergonomic giving the user better control and leverage through modifications made to the drum pedal board and heel of the pedal.

[G10D] STRINGED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; WIND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACCORDIONS OR CONCERTINAS; PERCUSSION MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (non-musical aspects of musical toy instruments A63H 5/00; organs, harmoniums or like musical instruments with associated blowing apparatus G10B; pianos, harpsichords, spinets or similar stringed musical instruments with one or more keyboards G10C; automatic musical instruments G10F; electrophonic musical instruments G10H; instruments in which the tones are generated by electromechanical means or electronic generators, or in which the tones are synthesised from a data store G10H)


Metallic magnetic memory devices for cryogenic operation and methods of operating the same
Patent No. 10726892 

Inventor(s): Michael Ho (Redwood City, CA), Paul Vanderheijden (Cupertino, CA), Quang Le (San Jose, CA), Zhanjie Li (Pleasanton, CA), Zhigang Bai (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16212132 on 12/06/2018 (600 days app to issue)

Abstract: A MRAM device includes a spin valve containing a reference layer having a fixed magnetization direction, a free layer, and a nonmagnetic metallic barrier layer located between the reference layer and the free layer, a metallic assist structure configured to provide rotating spin transfer torque to the free layer to assist the free layer switching during programming, and a first nonmagnetic metallic spacer layer located between the free layer and the metallic assist structure.

[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)


Perpendicular SOT-MRAM memory cell using spin swapping induced spin current
Patent No. 10726893 

Inventor(s): Goran Mihajlovic (San Jose, CA), Oleksandr Mosendz (Campbell, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16217292 on 12/12/2018 (594 days app to issue)

Abstract: A perpendicular spin orbit torque MRAM memory cell comprises a magnetic tunnel junction that includes a free layer in a plane, a ferromagnetic layer and a spacer layer between the ferromagnetic layer and the free layer. The free layer comprises a switchable direction of magnetization perpendicular to the plane. The ferromagnetic layer is configured to generate perpendicularly polarized spin current in response to an electrical current through the ferromagnetic layer and inject the perpendicularly polarized spin current through the spacer layer into the free layer to change the direction of magnetization of the free layer.

[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)


Distributed sinking circuit control for memory device
Patent No. 10726910 

Inventor(s): Albert Chang (Santa Clara, CA), Khin Htoo (Sunnyvale, CA), Matt Chen (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15874156 on 01/18/2018 (922 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a device including a sinking circuit to sink current from an output node and a driver circuit coupled to the sinking circuit. The driver circuit includes complementary differential pairs to receive a voltage at the output node and generate a control signal according to the received voltage. The sinking circuit is configured to change the current from the output node according to the control signal.

[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)


Pre-charge voltage for inhibiting unselected NAND memory cell programming
Patent No. 10726920 

Inventor(s): Xiang Yang (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16200007 on 11/26/2018 (610 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are provided for pre-charging NAND strings during a programming operation. The NAND strings are in a block that is divided into vertical sub-blocks. During a pre-charge phase of a programming operation, an overdrive voltage is applied to some memory cells and a bypass voltage is applied to other memory cells. The overdrive voltage allows the channel of an unselected NAND string to adequately charge during the pre-charge phase. Adequate charging of the channel helps the channel voltage to boost to a sufficient level to inhibit programming of an unselected memory cell during a program phase. Thus, program disturb is prevented, or at least reduced. The technique allows, for example, programming of memory cells in a middle vertical sub-block without causing program disturb of memory cells that are not to receive programming.

[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)


Increased terrace configuration for non-volatile memory
Patent No. 10726921 

Inventor(s): Chia-Lin Hsiung (Campbell, CA), Fumiaki Toyama (Cupertino, CA), Tai-Yuan Tseng (Milpitas, CA), Yan Li (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15942044 on 03/30/2018 (851 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional block includes a stack comprising a plurality of control gate layers configured to bias memory cells of the block. The block includes a plurality of track regions that includes three or more hookup regions. The plurality of track regions separate the memory cells into three memory cell regions. Tracks extending in the track regions supply voltages to the hookup regions. A system includes a memory plane of blocks, and a plurality of track regions, each extending across the memory plane of blocks.

[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)


Memory device with connected word lines for fast programming
Patent No. 10726922 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Huai-Yuan Tseng (San Ramon, CA), Xiang Yang (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16000237 on 06/05/2018 (784 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses and techniques for fast programming and read operations for memory cells. A group of word lines comprising a selected word line and one or more adjacent word lines are driven with a common voltage signal during program and read operations. The word lines may be permanently connected to one another or connected by a switch. In another approach, the word lines are driven separately by common voltage signals. In a set of blocks, one block of memory cells can be provided with connected word lines to provide a relatively high access speed, while another block of memory cells has disconnected word lines to provide a higher storage density. In another aspect, the memory cells of a word line are divided into portions, and a portion which is closest to a row decoder is reserved for high access speed with a low storage density.

[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)


Bias scheme for dummy lines of data storage devices
Patent No. 10726923 

Inventor(s): Xiang Yang (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16198593 on 11/21/2018 (615 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods reduce latency during read-verify and programming operations by biasing a dummy line next to a neighboring bit line with an over-drive voltage during a first period and then biasing the dummy line to a same voltage as that of the neighboring bit line during a second period that contiguously follows the first period. The dummy line may be biased based on a state of the neighboring bit line. For example, a first dummy line is first charged to an over-drive voltage and then charged to the same voltage as that of a first neighboring bit line, and a second dummy line at an opposing edge is first charged to the over-drive voltage and then charged to the same voltage as that of a second neighboring bit line. This biasing scheme using the dummy lines helps reduce capacitive loading for neighboring bit lines during ready-verify and programming operations.

[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)


Hot-cold VTH mismatch using VREAD modulation
Patent No. 10726926 

Inventor(s): Dae Wung Kang (Los Gatos, CA), Masaaki Higashitani (Cupertino, CA), Peter Rabkin (Cupertino, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLP (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16248000 on 01/15/2019 (560 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for improving the reliability of data stored within a semiconductor memory over a wide range of operating temperatures are described. The amount of shifting in the threshold voltages of memory cell transistors over temperature may depend on the location of the memory cell transistors within a NAND string. To compensate for these variations, the threshold voltages of memory cell transistors in the middle of the NAND string or associated with a range of word lines between the ends of the NAND string may be adjusted by increasing the word line voltages biasing memory cell transistors on the drain-side of the selected word line when the read temperature is greater than a first threshold temperature and/or decreasing the word line voltages biasing memory cell transistors on the source-side of the selected word line when the read temperature is less than a second threshold temperature.

[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)


Programming process which compensates for data state of adjacent memory cell in a memory device
Patent No. 10726929 

Inventor(s): Xiang Yang (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16257074 on 01/25/2019 (550 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are provided to compensate for neighbor word line interference when programming memory cells connected to a selected word line WLn. Before programming, the assigned data states of WLn and WLn+1 are compared and corresponding compensation data is generated. The compensation data may be stored in latches of sense circuits to modify the verify tests which occur during programming. The compensation can involve adjusting the bit line voltage, word line voltage, sense node discharge period and/or trip voltage. During a verify test, the compensation data can cause a WLn memory cell to complete programming when its threshold voltage is lower than would be the case with no compensation. When the WLn+1 memory cells are subsequently programmed, an upshift in the threshold voltage of the WLn memory cell offsets the compensation.

[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)


Column skip inconsistency correction
Patent No. 10726940 

Inventor(s): Hua-Ling Cynthia Hsu (Fremont, CA), Min Peng (Milpitas, CA), Yen-Lung Li (San Jose, CA), Zhuojie Li (Milpitas, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16239517 on 01/03/2019 (572 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods are disclosed for skip inconsistency correction. A skip circuit is configured to skip memory units for read operations and write operations of a memory array, based on a record of memory units identified as faulty. A skip inconsistency detection circuit is configured to detect a skip inconsistency in read data from a memory array. A correction circuit is configured to correct a skip inconsistency and output corrected read data.

[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)


Method and system for generating polygons within a geographic region that satisfy a query
Patent No. 10726951 

Inventor(s): Dennis F. Quebe, Jr. (Austin, TX), Faming Li (Solon, OH), Jing Zhou (Pittsford, NY), Jinhui Yao (Pittsford, NY), Lina Fu (Fairport, NY), Michael David Shepherd (Ontario, NY), Xuejin Wen (Fairport, NY)
Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15154617 on 05/13/2016 (1537 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and a non-transitory computer readable medium for generating polygons within a geographic region that satisfy a query are disclosed. For example, the method extracts a plurality of nodes, a plurality of service providers and information associated with the plurality of nodes and the plurality of service providers of the geographic region from a geographic data source, creates a node table based on the information that was extracted, receives the query for one or more nodes having a predefined number of service providers within a travel budget, determines the one or more nodes from the node table that satisfy the query, and generates one or more generate polygons around the one or more nodes that satisfy the query within the geographic region. NULL


Display panel with board mounted power supply
Patent No. 10727269 

Inventor(s): Matthew Foster (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): ULTRAVISION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15793333 on 10/25/2017 (1007 days app to issue)

Abstract: A modular display panel includes a first printed circuit board (PCB) having a first side and a second side. A plurality of LEDs are connected to the first side of the PCB. A receiver circuit is directly mounted to the second side of the first PCB, the receiver circuit having a first plurality of components. A power supply circuit is also directly mounted to the second side of the first PCB, the power supply circuit having a second plurality of components.

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


Media asset streaming over network to devices
Patent No. 10728300 

Inventor(s): Koji Yoden (Hyogo, , JP)
Assignee(s): KOJICAST, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15969577 on 05/02/2018 (818 days app to issue)

Abstract: Streaming of a media asset from a cloud server computer to a media playback device is disclosed. In an embodiment, a list of media assets stored in the cloud server computer is sent over network from the cloud server computer to a portable device. In another embodiment, the list is transferred via close-range communication to the portable device from the media playback device which received the list from the cloud server computer over network. In the embodiments, a media asset is started streaming over network from the cloud server computer to the media playback device responsive to selection of one of the listed media assets at the portable device. In some embodiments, streaming is redirected from the portable device to the media playback device responsive to a user”s operation or in case of disconnection.

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


System and method for migrating an agent server to an agent client device
Patent No. 10728325 

Inventor(s): Mark Gerard (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): OL SECURITY LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (Wilmington, DE)
Law Firm: Schwabe, Williamson Wyatt (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16216126 on 12/11/2018 (595 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a network of mobile agents, data integrity can be improved by providing an agent server that can migrate between devices operating in the region of interest (ROI). The agent server distributes agent clients onto devices in the ROI and provides agent server services to the agent clients, including receiving and storing data from the agents. When the agent server device is to leave the ROI, the agent server can migrate to any device executing an agent client and continue to provide the agent server services, including data collection and aggregation, from the device to which the agent server has migrated.

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


 

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Voice synthesis for virtual agents
Patent No. 10726847 

Inventor(s): Alejandra Valles (Plano, TX), Joseph Kasonde (Crowley, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16168608 on 10/23/2018 (644 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are described for generating a custom voice for a virtual agent. In one implementations, a method includes receiving information identifying a customer contacting a call center. The method includes selecting a voice for a virtual agent based on information about the customer. The method also includes assigning the voice to the virtual agent during communications with the customer.

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


Supply voltage clamping for improved power supply rejection ratio
Patent No. 10726881 

Inventor(s): Carsten Ingo Stoerk (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16589291 on 10/01/2019 (301 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) having a DAC input and a DAC output. The circuit includes a reference voltage (VREF) generator having a VREF generator input, a VREF generator output, and a VREF power supply input. The VREF generator output is coupled to the DAC input. A voltage regulator has a voltage regulator input and a voltage regulator output. The voltage regulator output is coupled to the DAC. A clamp circuit has a first clamp circuit input, a second clamp circuit input, and a clamp circuit output. The first clamp circuit input is coupled to the voltage regulator input, and the clamp circuit output is coupled to the VREF power supply input. The second clamp circuit input is coupled to the voltage regulator output. The clamp circuit includes a source-follower circuit having the second clamp circuit input.

[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]


Bulk nanocomposite magnets and methods of making bulk nanocomposite magnets
Patent No. 10726979 

Inventor(s): J. Ping Liu (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Nexsen Pruet, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14989862 on 01/07/2016 (1664 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to bulk magnetic nanocomposites and methods of making bulk magnetic nanocomposites.

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


Two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenide micro-supercapacitors
Patent No. 10727004 

Inventor(s): Wonbong Choi (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): University of North Texas (Denton, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16091474 on 04/07/2017 (1208 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention includes supercapacitors and methods of making supercapacitor by fabricating transition metal dichalcogenide (MX[subscript]2[/subscript]) layers using a combination of magnetron sputtering followed by chemical vapor deposition.

[H01G] CAPACITORS; CAPACITORS, RECTIFIERS, DETECTORS, SWITCHING DEVICES, LIGHT-SENSITIVE OR TEMPERATURE-SENSITIVE DEVICES OF THE ELECTROLYTIC TYPE (selection of specified materials as dielectric H01B 3/00; capacitors with potential-jump or surface barrier H01L 29/00)


Printed adhesion deposition to mitigate integrated circuit package delamination
Patent No. 10727085 

Inventor(s): Abram Castro (Fort Worth, TX), Benjamin Stassen Cook (Rockwall, TX), Rongwei Zhang (Dallas, TX), Yong Lin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14985034 on 12/30/2015 (1672 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes applying a die attach material to a die pad of an integrated circuit package. The die attach material is employed as a bonding material to the die pad. The method includes mounting an integrated circuit die to the die pad of the integrated circuit via the die attach material. The method includes printing an adhesion deposition material on the die attach material appearing at the interface of the integrated circuit die and the die pad of the integrated circuit package to mitigate delamination between the integrated circuit die and the die pad.

[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]


Programming reactive components
Patent No. 10727116 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison, TX), Paul Merle Emerson (Madison, AL)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16048821 on 07/30/2018 (729 days app to issue)

Abstract: Electronic device manufacturing and configuration methods include performing an additive deposition process that deposits a conductive, resistive, magnetic, semiconductor and/or thermally conductive material over a surface of a processed wafer metallization structure to set or adjust a circuit of a capacitor, an inductor, a resistor, an antenna and/or a thermal component of the metallization structure.

[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]


Thermal and stress isolation for precision circuit
Patent No. 10727161 

Inventor(s): Barry Jon Male (West Granby, CT), Paul Merle Emerson (Madison, AL), Peter Smeys (San Jose, CA), Ting-Ta Yen (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16055395 on 08/06/2018 (722 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described examples include microelectronic devices and integrated circuits with an active first circuit in a first segment of a first wafer, a second circuit in a second segment of the first wafer, and second and third wafers bonded to different surfaces of the first wafer to provide first and second cavities with surfaces spaced from the first segment. An opening extends through the first wafer between the first and second cavities to separate portions of the first and second segments and to form a sealed cavity that surrounds the first segment. A bridge segment of the first wafer supports the first segment in the sealed cavity and includes one or more conductive structures to electrically connect the first and second circuits.

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


Three-dimensional memory device with logic signal routing through a memory die and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10727215 

Inventor(s): Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA), Kwang-Ho Kim (Pleasanton, CA), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16261869 on 01/30/2019 (545 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory device includes a memory die containing memory elements, a support die containing peripheral devices and bonded to the memory die, and an electrically conductive path between two of the peripheral devices which extends at least partially through the memory die. The electrically conductive path is electrically isolated from the memory elements.

[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]


Method for removing a bulk substrate from a bonded assembly of wafers
Patent No. 10727216 

Inventor(s): James Kai (Santa Clara, CA), Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA), Koichi Matsuno (Fremont, CA), Murshed Chowdhury (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16409593 on 05/10/2019 (445 days app to issue)

Abstract: A first wafer including a first substrate, first semiconductor devices overlying the first substrate, and first dielectric material layers overlying the first semiconductor devices is provided. A sacrificial material layer is formed over a top surface of a second wafer including a second substrate. Second semiconductor devices and second dielectric material layers are formed over a top surface of the sacrificial material layer. The second wafer is attached to the first wafer such that the second dielectric material layers face the first dielectric material layers. A plurality of voids is formed through the second substrate. The sacrificial material layer is removed by providing an etchant that etches a material of the sacrificial material layer through the plurality of voids. The substrate is detached from a bonded assembly including the first wafer, the second semiconductor devices, and the second dielectric material layers upon removal of the sacrificial material 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]


Three-dimensional memory device containing through-memory-level contact via structures
Patent No. 10727248 

Inventor(s): Michimoto Kaminaga (Nagakute, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16251780 on 01/18/2019 (557 days app to issue)

Abstract: A first alternating stack of first insulating layers and first sacrificial material layers is formed with a first stepped surfaces located in a staircase region. A second alternating stack of second insulating layers and second sacrificial material layers with second stepped surfaces is formed over the first alternating stack. Areas of the second stepped surfaces overlap areas of the first stepped surfaces to reduce the size of the staircase region. The sacrificial material layers are subsequently replaced with electrically conductive layers. Laterally-insulated staircase region via structures contacting a respective one of the electrically conductive layers may be provided by forming stepped via cavities such that an annular surface of a respective sacrificial material layer is physically exposed at an annular step of the stepped via cavities. Laterally-insulated staircase region via structures may be formed in the stepped via cavities tot provide electrical connections to the electrically conductive layers.

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


Three-dimensional NAND memory device containing two terminal selector and methods of using and making thereof
Patent No. 10727276 

Inventor(s): Christopher Petti (Mountain View, CA), Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Jiahui Yuan (Fremont, CA), Yu-Chung Lien (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16422187 on 05/24/2019 (431 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive word line layers located over a substrate, and a plurality of vertical memory strings. Each vertical memory string includes a series connection of a memory stack structure and a selector element. Each of the memory stack structures extends through the alternating stack and includes a respective memory film and a respective vertical semiconductor channel. Each of the selector elements includes a two terminal device that is configured to provide at least two different resistivity states.

[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]


Shaped magnetic bias circulator
Patent No. 10727558 

Inventor(s): Cary C. Kyhl (Grapevine, TX), Karl L. Worthen (Dallas, TX), Sankerlingam Rajendran (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Daly, Crowley, Mofford Durkee, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16743180 on 01/15/2020 (195 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circulator is provided, comprising, first second and third conductors forming three equally spaced junctions and a permanent magnet configured to apply a shaped bias magnetic field to a ferrite resonator in operable communication with the first, second, and third conductors. The permanent magnet comprises a substantially planar monolithic structure having defined thereon at least first and second substantially concentric regions having first and second respective magnetic field strength levels, wherein the second magnetic field strength level is lower than the first magnetic field strength level. The first and second magnetic field strength levels are configured to cooperate to shape an external bias magnetic field of the permanent magnet to counteract at least a portion of a demagnetizing effect resulting from of an overall shape of the ferrite resonator, to achieve a substantially uniform internal magnetic bias within at least a portion of the ferrite resonator.

[H01P] WAVEGUIDES; RESONATORS, LINES OR OTHER DEVICES OF THE WAVEGUIDE TYPE (operating at optical frequencies G02B)


Increasing efficiency of a switched mode power converter
Patent No. 10727730 

Inventor(s): Joseph Maurice Khayat (Bedford, NH), Robert Alan Neidorff (Bedford, NH)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16529227 on 08/01/2019 (362 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus to increase efficiency of a power converter using a bias voltage on a low side drive gate are disclosed. An example power converter includes an inductor; a transistor coupled to the inductor; and a driver coupled to a gate of the transistor, the driver to apply (A) a first voltage to the gate to enable the transistor, (B) a second voltage to the gate to disable the transistor, and (C) a third voltage to the gate during a transition between applying the first voltage and the second voltage, the third voltage being between the first voltage and the second voltage.

[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]


Isolated phase shifted DC to DC converter with secondary side regulation and sense coil to reconstruct primary phase
Patent No. 10727754 

Inventor(s): Giacomo Calabrese (Freising, , DE), Giovanni Frattini (Travaco Siccomario, , IT), Joyce Marie Mullenix (San Jose, CA), Maurizio Granato (Milan, , IT), Pierluigi Albertini (Gropello Cairoli, , IT), Roberto Giampiero Massolini (Pavia,
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16367691 on 03/28/2019 (488 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include isolated dual active bridge (DAB) DC to DC converters with first and second bridge circuits, a transformer with a sense coil, and a secondary side control circuit to provide secondary side switching control signals to regulate an output voltage or current signal by controlling a phase shift angle between switching transitions of the secondary side switching control signals and switching transitions of a secondary side clock signal, where the secondary side control circuit includes a clock recovery circuit to synchronize the secondary side clock signal to transitions in a sense coil voltage signal of the sense coil.

[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]


Active clamping and scalable reference control for capacitor-drop power supplies
Patent No. 10727758 

Inventor(s): Andres Arturo Blanco (Dallas, TX), Yogesh Kumar Ramadass (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16225083 on 12/19/2018 (587 days app to issue)

Abstract: A capacitor-drop power supply includes a rectifier and a rectifier controller. The rectifier is configured to receive an alternating current (AC) signal at an AC voltage and convert the AC signal into a rectified direct current (DC) signal at a rectified voltage. The rectifier includes a first low side switch. The rectifier controller is configured to generate a switch close signal based on the rectified DC signal. The switch close signal is configured to close the first low side switch shunting the AC signal to ground.

[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]


Smart inverter
Patent No. 10727759 

Inventor(s): Paul Garrity (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): Garrity Power Services LLC (Rockwell, TX)
Law Firm: Hovey Williams LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16534290 on 08/07/2019 (356 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power inverter configured to convert electrical power from an energy source to electrical power that can be pushed into a utility grid. The power inverter comprises a power train and a controller having an address. The controller is configured to provide gate drive signals to the power inverter for the power inverter to operate. The controller comprises a sensor for measuring electrical power that is pushed into the utility grid, non-volatile memory for storing an accumulated value of the electrical power, and a communication device configured to communicate information from the controller to a device remote from the power inverter. The controller is further configured to execute a smart contract corresponding to the address.

[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]


Solar panel roof system with raised access panels
Patent No. 10727779 

Inventor(s): Cory Boudreau (Lake Elmo, MN), Daniel E. Boss (Murphy, TX), Daniel R. Nett (Sun Prairie, WI), David J. Gennrich (Fitchburg, WI), Kent J. Kallsen (Jefferson, WI), Sudhir Railkar (Wayne, NJ), Tommy F. Rodrigues (Nutley, NJ,
Assignee(s): Building Materials Investment Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14043090 on 10/01/2013 (2492 days app to issue)

Abstract: A solar module for a roof covering system that generates electrical power from sunlight includes a frame having a bottom surface supported on a deck of a roof, a top surface, and a thickness between the bottom surface and the top surface. The solar module also includes a solar element mounted to the top surface of the frame which has an upper surface, a micro-inverter mounted to the top surface of the frame and to the side of the solar element, and a raised access panel that is removably coupled to the frame to surround the micro-inverter. The raised access panel has an access panel top surface that is elevated above the upper surface of the solar element. top surface of the frame forms a water shedding surface below the micro-inverter for directing water away from the roof.

[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]


Amplitude control with signal swapping
Patent No. 10727797 

Inventor(s): George Reitsma (Redwood City, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16454104 on 06/27/2019 (397 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a first signal swapper including a first terminal coupled to a first current source, a second terminal coupled to a second current source, a third terminal coupled to a first current terminal of a first transistor, and a fourth terminal coupled to a third current terminal of a second transistor. The first signal swapper couples the first and second terminals to the third and fourth terminals responsive to a first control signal. First and second switches couple to a gate of the first transistor. The first switch receives the input oscillation signal and the second switch receives a first reference voltage. Third and fourth switches couple to a gate of the second transistor. The third switch receives the input oscillation signal and the fourth switch receives the first reference voltage. A second signal swapper couples to the first signal swapper and to the first and second transistors.

[H03F] AMPLIFIERS (measuring, testing G01R; optical parametric amplifiers G02F; circuit arrangements with secondary emission tubes H01J 43/30; masers, lasers H01S; dynamo-electric amplifiers H02K; control of amplification H03G; coupling arrangements independent of the nature of the amplifier, voltage dividers H03H; amplifiers capable only of dealing with pulses H03K; repeater circuits in transmission lines H04B 3/36, H04B 3/58; application of speech amplifiers in telephonic communication H04M 1/60, H04M 3/40)


Bulk acoustic wave resonator with multilayer piezoelectric structure
Patent No. 10727809 

Inventor(s): Maria Wang (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15826039 on 11/29/2017 (972 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bulk acoustic wave (BAW) resonator has a bottom electrode, a top electrode over the bottom electrode, and a multilayer piezoelectric structure between the bottom electrode and the top electrode. The multilayer piezoelectric structure has a first piezoelectric layer having a first electromechanical coupling coefficient and a second piezoelectric layer having a second electromechanical coupling coefficient that is different than the first electromechanical coupling coefficient.

[H03H] IMPEDANCE NETWORKS, e.g. RESONANT CIRCUITS; RESONATORS (measuring, testing G01R; arrangements for producing a reverberation or echo sound G10K 15/08; impedance networks or resonators consisting of distributed impedances, e.g. of the waveguide type, H01P; control of amplification, e.g. bandwidth control of amplifiers, H03G; tuning resonant circuits, e.g. tuning coupled resonant circuits, H03J; networks for modifying the frequency characteristics of communication systems H04B)


Methods and apparatus to measure resonant sensors based on detection of group delay
Patent No. 10727815 

Inventor(s): Ali Djabbari (Saratoga, CA), Jeronimo Segovia Fernandez (San Jose, CA), Peter Smeys (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16446007 on 06/19/2019 (405 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to measure a resonant sensor based on detection of group delay. An example apparatus includes a modulation manager configured to query the resonant sensor with a modulated signal including a frequency; and a resonance determiner configured to determine a resonance frequency of the resonant sensor based on a group delay associated with the resonant sensor and the frequency.

[H03J] TUNING RESONANT CIRCUITS; SELECTING RESONANT CIRCUITS (indicating arrangements for measuring G01D; measuring, testing G01R; remote-control in general G05, G08; automatic control or stabilisation of generators H03L)


Circuits for optimizing skew and duty cycle distortion between two signals
Patent No. 10727825 

Inventor(s): Shiv Harit Mathur (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15626627 on 06/19/2017 (1135 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit system may include a first stage circuit configured to generate two pairs of signals in response to an input signal. The circuit system may also include a second stage circuit that is configured to combine a first signal of a first pair with a first signal of a second pair to generate a first combined signal, and to combine a second signal of the first pair with a second signal of the second pair to generate a second combined signal. Transistors of the second stage circuit may be sized in relation to transition timings of the first and second pairs of signals such that skew and duty cycle distortion is minimized between the first and second combined signals.

[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]


Self-biased gate controlled switching circuit
Patent No. 10727827 

Inventor(s): Carsten Ingo Stoerk (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16226217 on 12/19/2018 (587 days app to issue)

Abstract: A switching circuit includes back-to-back NMOS transistors coupled between first and second pins. A first PMOS transistor is coupled between an upper supply voltage and a first node and has a gate coupled to receive a first enable signal. First and second current mirrors are coupled in series to the first node and a resistor is coupled in parallel with the first current mirror. A first leg of the first and second current mirrors is coupled to a lower supply voltage through a second PMOS transistor and a second leg is coupled to the gates of the back-to-back NMOS transistors. The gate of the second PMOS transistor is coupled to a node that lies between the back-to-back NMOS transistors. Additional NMOS transistors couple the lower supply voltage to the gates and sources of the back-to-back NMOS transistors and also to the gate of the first current mirror.

[H03M] CODING, DECODING OR CODE CONVERSION, IN GENERAL (using fluidic means F15C 4/00; optical analogue/digital converters G02F 7/00; coding, decoding or code conversion, specially adapted for particular applications, see the relevant subclasses, e.g. G01D, G01R, G06F, G06T, G09G, G10L, G11B, G11C, H04B, H04L, H04M, H04N; ciphering or deciphering for cryptography or other purposes involving the need for secrecy G09C) [4]


Pre-delay on-die termination shifting
Patent No. 10727840 

Inventor(s): Kallol Mazumder (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16392474 on 04/23/2019 (462 days app to issue)

Abstract: Memory systems can include shifting an ODT information signal prior to passing it through a cloned DLL delay line. The shifted ODT information passes through a cloned DLL delay line to move it into a DLL domain. Meanwhile, a clock gate can use a command indication to select whether to provide a clock signal to a DLL delay line. The clock gate can block the clock signal in the absence of a read or write operation and can pass the clock signal during read or write operations. When the DLL delay line receives the clock signal, it delays the clock signal to be in the DLL domain. By locating the ODT shifter before the cloned DLL delay line, as opposed to after it, the ODT shifter doesn”t need a signal passed through the DLL delay line. Preventing the clock signal from passing through the DLL delay line reduces power consumption.

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


Phase lock loop reference loss detection
Patent No. 10727841 

Inventor(s): Shailesh Ganapat Ghotgalkar (Bangalore, , IN), Venkatseema Das (Bangalore, , IN), Wei Fu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16167440 on 10/22/2018 (645 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a first clock generator generates an output clock signal in response to an input reference signal and in response to a feedback signal that is generated in response to the output clock signal. A code generator generates a code in response to the input reference signal. A loss detector generates an indication of a loss of the input reference signal in response to the feedback signal and at least two codes generated by the code generator.

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


Phase cancellation in a phase-locked loop
Patent No. 10727846 

Inventor(s): Arvind Sridhar (Issaquah, WA), Christopher Andrew Schell (Tacoma, WA), Jayawardan Janardhanan (Issaquah, WA), Sinjeet Dhanvantray Parekh (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16582341 on 09/25/2019 (307 days app to issue)

Abstract: A phase-locked loop (PLL) including a multiplexer with multiple inputs, each input coupled to receive a different reference clock. A time-to-digital converter (TDC) generates a TDC output value based on a phase difference between a reference clock from the multiplexer and a feedback clock. An averager circuit coupled to an output of the TDC. An adder circuit is coupled to outputs of the TDC and the averager circuit. A loop filter is coupled to an output of the adder circuit.

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


Reduced noise dynamic comparator for a successive approximation register analog-to-digital converter
Patent No. 10727852 

Inventor(s): Amal Kumar Kundu (Bengaluru, , IN), Janakiraman Seetharaman (Bengaluru, , IN), Sovan Ghosh (Paschim Medinipur, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16555265 on 08/29/2019 (334 days app to issue)

Abstract: A comparator circuit includes a first transistor configured to receive a first input and a second transistor configured to receive a second input. The comparator circuit further includes a third transistor coupled to a terminal of each of the first and second transistors. The third transistor is configured to be controlled by a first control signal. A gate of a fifth transistor is coupled to a terminal of a fourth transistor at a first node and a gate of the fourth transistor is coupled to a terminal of the fifth transistor at a second node. A sixth transistor is coupled between the first and fourth transistors. A seventh transistor is coupled between the second and fifth transistors. A gate of the sixth transistor and a gate of the seventh transistor are coupled together at a fixed voltage level.

[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]


Loop delay compensation in a delta-sigma modulator
Patent No. 10727859 

Inventor(s): Meghna Agrawal (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16583510 on 09/26/2019 (306 days app to issue)

Abstract: A delta-sigma modulator includes a first integrator and a comparator. The comparator”s positive input couples to the first integrator”s positive output, and the comparator”s negative input couples to the first integrator”s negative output. A first current DAC comprises a current source device, and first and second transistors. The first transistor has a first transistor control input and first and second current terminals. The first current terminal couples to the current source device, and the second current terminal couples to the first integrator positive output. The second transistor has a second transistor control input and third and fourth current terminals. The third current terminal couples to the current source device, and the fourth current terminal couples to the first integrator negative output. A first capacitive device couples to the second transistor control input and to both the second current terminal and the first integrator positive output.

[H03M] CODING, DECODING OR CODE CONVERSION, IN GENERAL (using fluidic means F15C 4/00; optical analogue/digital converters G02F 7/00; coding, decoding or code conversion, specially adapted for particular applications, see the relevant subclasses, e.g. G01D, G01R, G06F, G06T, G09G, G10L, G11B, G11C, H04B, H04L, H04M, H04N; ciphering or deciphering for cryptography or other purposes involving the need for secrecy G09C) [4]


Network node, wireless device and methods therein for performing and handling superposed transmissions in a wireless communications network
Patent No. 10727967 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ) (, , SE)
Law Firm: Christopher Weisberg, P.A. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15750416 on 08/18/2016 (1440 days app to issue)

Abstract: Performing a superposed transmission in a wireless communications network. The superposed transmission includes a first signal intended for a first wireless device and a second signal intended for a second wireless device that are superposed and transmitted simultaneously by the network node on the same transmission resources. A first ratio and a second ratio of the total transmission power available for the superposed transmission are determined. The first ratio is to be used for the first signal and the second ratio is to be used for the second signal. Information indicating the first and/or second ratio is transmitted to at least the first wireless device and the superposed transmission to the first and second wireless device is performed simultaneously on the same transmission resources by transmitting the first signal using a transmission power according to the first ratio and the second signal using a transmission power according to the second ratio.

[H04J] MULTIPLEX COMMUNICATION (peculiar to transmission of digital information H04L 5/00; systems for the simultaneous or sequential transmission of more than one television signal H04N 7/08; in exchanges H04Q 11/00)


Apparatus and method for self-learning and predictive DWDM network
Patent No. 10727973 

Inventor(s): Niranjan Mahabaleshwar (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Fujitsu Limited (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16389562 on 04/19/2019 (466 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for self-characterization of a software-defined optical network are disclosed. A test transponder may generate and transmit test traffic using various combinations of transmission parameters to discern physical characteristic of a route between two network elements. The test transponder may compute optical characteristics of the route based on the physical characteristics and transmission parameters. An SDN controller may maintain a characterization database storing test results. The test results may be fed to a machine learning engine, which outputs predictions or recommendations regarding utilization of bandwidth and other resources. The optical network may be adapted to handle requested, observed, or predicted changes in on-demand traffic or traffic surges. The test results may be used to defragment the optical spectrum with minimal or no impact on existing traffic to make space in a flexible grid for newly launched channels or channels being moved to different spectrum locations.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for providing secure communication among constrained devices
Patent No. 10728043 

Inventor(s): Timothy Edward Moses (Ottawa, , CA)
Assignee(s): Entrust, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Faegre Drinker Biddle Reath LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15215047 on 07/20/2016 (1469 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one example, an apparatus such as an authorization server and method for secure communication between constrained devices issues cryptographic communication rights among a plurality of constrained devices. Each of the plurality of constrained devices comprises no more than one cryptographic algorithm code module per cryptographic function. The method includes receiving a cryptographic communication rights request associated with at least a first of the plurality of constrained devices in response to a cryptographic algorithm update request, and includes providing a response including an identification of a subset of the plurality of constrained devices that have cryptographic communication rights with the identified first of the plurality of constrained devices. A software update server then updates the cryptographic code modules in the sub-set of the plurality of constrained devices.

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


System and method for providing network support services and premises gateway support infrastructure
Patent No. 10728051 

Inventor(s): Alvin R. McQuarters (Euless, TX), Amir Ansari (Plano, TX), George A. Cowgill (Farmersville, TX), Jude P. Ramayya (Richardson, TX), Ramprakash Masina (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): KIP PROD PI LP (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16124500 on 09/07/2018 (690 days app to issue)

Abstract: A service management system communicates via wide area network with gateway devices located at respective user premises. The service management system remotely manages delivery of application services, which can be voice controlled, by a gateway, e.g. by selectively activating/deactivating service logic modules in the gateway. The service management system also may selectively provide secure communications and exchange of information among gateway devices and among associated endpoint devices. An exemplary service management system includes a router connected to the network and one or more computer platforms, for implementing management functions. Examples of the functions include a connection manager for controlling system communications with the gateway devices, an authentication manager for authenticating each gateway device and controlling the connection manager and a subscription manager for managing applications services and/or features offered by the gateway devices. A service manager, controlled by the subscription manager, distributes service specific configuration data to authenticated gateway devices.

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


System and method for VNF termination management
Patent No. 10728054 

Inventor(s): Fang Yu (Beijing, , CN), Zhixian Xiang (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15344282 on 11/04/2016 (1362 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method for terminating a virtual network function (VNF) instance according to termination requirements of the VNF instance. The termination requirements may be defined in a VNF descriptor corresponding to the VNF instance. A network function virtualization (NFV) management entity may obtain the termination requirements and initiate termination of the VNF instance based on the obtained termination requirements.

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


System and method of redirecting internet protocol traffic for network based parental controls
Patent No. 10728056 

Inventor(s): Toby Bearden (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15292210 on 10/13/2016 (1384 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of redirecting traffic on a network includes receiving a subscriber request to use a parental control service, assigning to the subscriber”s access device an Internet protocol (IP) address from a block of addresses reserved for the service, receiving a transaction, determining that the transaction is from an address in the block, and redirecting the transaction to a parental control device on the network. A network-based parental control system includes an access device for an account that uses a parental control service, a dynamic host configuration protocol server that assigns to the access device an IP address from a block of addresses reserved for the parental control service, a parental control policy device, and a router that receives a transaction from the access device, determines that the transaction is from an address in the block, and redirects the transaction to the parental control policy device.

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


Methods and apparatus for performing a high speed phase demodulation scheme using a low bandwidth phase-lock loop
Patent No. 10728068 

Inventor(s): Abhijit Anant Patki (Bangalore, , IN), Kumar Anurag Shrivastava (Bangalore, , IN), Madhulatha Bonu (Bangalore, , IN), Subhashish Mukherjee (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15860988 on 01/03/2018 (937 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for performing a high speed phase demodulation scheme using a low bandwidth phase-lock loop are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a low bandwidth phase lock loop to lock to a data signal at a first phase, the data signal capable of oscillating at the first phase or a second phase; and output a first output signal at the first phase and a second output signal at the second phase, the first output signal or the second output signal being utilized in a feedback loop of the low bandwidth phase lock loop. The example apparatus further includes a fast phase change detection circuit coupled to the low bandwidth phase lock loop to determine whether the data signal is oscillating at the first phase or the second phase.

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


Connections and accesses for hierarchical path computation element (PCE)
Patent No. 10728098 

Inventor(s): Huaimo Chen (Bolton, MA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15602243 on 05/23/2017 (1162 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiments for constructing an abstract domain topology. In one embodiment, a Path Computation Element (PCE) is configured as a parent PCE to at least one child PCE. Each of the child PCEs is responsible for providing path computational services for a domain. Communication is established between the parent PCE and the at least one child PCE. The parent PCE receives from each of its child PCEs domain connection information corresponding to the domain of each child PCE. The parent PCE builds and maintains an abstract domain topology based on the domain connection information that it receives from its child PCEs. In one embodiment, the domain connection information is communicated from the child PCE to the parent PCE by adding a new notification-type (NT) and notification-value (NV) to a notification object in a Path Computation Element Communication Protocol (PCEP) notification message.

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


Automatic communication failure recovery systems
Patent No. 10728185 

Inventor(s): Bhuvaneswari Balasubramanian (Frisco, TX), Japan Bhatt (Plano, TX), Jonathan Ji-Ching Lee (Frisco, TX), Maten Mathew Navarifar (Allen, TX), Spencer Pierce Martin (Frisco, TX), Vijaya Kumar Pasam (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Troutman Sanders LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16237569 on 12/31/2018 (575 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes one or more memory devices storing instructions, and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform steps of a method for automatic communication failure recovery. The system may receive customer data associated with a customer and generate a message based on the customer data. The system may transmit the message to the customer and upon determining that the customer has failed to engage the message within a predetermined amount of time, the system may monitor an application service to detect when the customer logs in and then generate a communication link between a CSR terminal and the customer”s device and cause a communication interface within the application to launch on the customer”s device.

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


Proximity-based authorization for encryption and decryption services
Patent No. 10728230 

Inventor(s): David Craig Lawson (Richardson, TX), Garrett Darby Leach (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Dell Products L.P. (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16027655 on 07/05/2018 (754 days app to issue)

Abstract: An information handling system for proximity-based authorization for encryption and decryption services may include a local network, a first memory having a private region, and a secure cryptographic module having a communication module stored within the private region. The secure cryptographic module may, when a first timer tick occurs, transmit a first encrypted challenge to a mobile device over the local network using the communication module. The secure cryptographic module may, when a first encrypted response corresponding to the first encrypted challenge is received from the mobile device via the local network using the communication module, decrypt the first encrypted response to a first response, validate the first response based on the secure cryptographic information, and when the first response is validated, enable access to the security services for the mobile device.

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


Cryptographic content delivery network
Patent No. 10728301 

Inventor(s): Bradley Michael Andrews (Maitland, FL)
Assignee(s): Highwinds Holdings, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15385643 on 12/20/2016 (1316 days app to issue)

Abstract: An edge server of a content delivery network (CDN) can serve as a proxy for an origin server. The edge server can remove distinguishing characteristics of the origin server. As a result, an end user system may be prevented from blocking content from the origin server based on the distinguishing characteristics. Additionally or alternatively, the edge server can encrypt a portion a uniform resource locator (URL) referencing the origin server so that the clear text of the URL does not follow a recognizable pattern. The path can be decrypted by the edge server when the edge server communicates with the origin server to retrieve the content from the origin server.

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


Selectively providing content to users located within a virtual perimeter
Patent No. 10728382 

Inventor(s): Subil M. Abraham (Lewisville, TX), Vivek K. Palvia (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Daedalus Blue LLC (Bronxville, NY)
Law Firm: Kinney Lange, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16172085 on 10/26/2018 (641 days app to issue)

Abstract: Based on wireless communication between a mobile device and at least one beacon, a present physical location of a mobile device can be identified. Responsive to determining that the mobile device is located at a particular physical location, at least a first message can be communicated to the mobile device. The first message can specify at least one application to be disabled while the mobile device is present at the physical location. Responsive to not receiving from the mobile device a response to the first message indicating that the at least one application is disabled, the mobile device can be denied to establish presence on a network maintained for the physical location.

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


Controlled-environment facility resident pattern electronic communication detection and controlled-environment facility action
Patent No. 10728383 

Inventor(s): Christopher Barrett Bruton (Frisco, TX), David McTee (Hurst, TX), Isaac Parampottil (Coppell, TX), Mark Lester (Roanoke, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16459526 on 07/01/2019 (393 days app to issue)

Abstract: Controlled-environment facility resident pattern electronic communication detection systems and methods may employ a controlled-environment facility secure communication platform, an investigative data aggregation and analysis system, and/or the like. Controlled-environment facility individual resident outgoing electronic communication velocity is monitored. The individual resident outgoing electronic communication velocity may be the number of electronic communications placed by a controlled-environment facility resident, to telephone numbers and/or electronic communication addresses over a period of time. A sharp increase in outgoing electronic communication velocity for a particular controlled-environment facility resident over a relatively short period of time may be recognized and controlled-environment facility personnel of a controlled-environment facility in which the particular controlled-environment facility resident resides may be alerted that the particular resident is at risk of imminent danger, such as suicide, in response to recognition of the sharp increase in outgoing electronic communication velocity for the particular resident over the relatively short period of time.

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


Digital camera user interface for video trimming
Patent No. 10728490 

Inventor(s): Alison Rose Boncha (San Francisco, CA), Keith Stoll Karn (Avon, NY), Noah Joseph Stupak (Rochester, NY), Theresa Kathryn Guarrera (Tonawanda, NY)
Assignee(s): MONUMENT PEAK VENTURES, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Ascenda Law Group, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16543259 on 08/16/2019 (347 days app to issue)

Abstract: A digital video camera comprising: user controls enabling a user to select between at least an up input, a down input, a left input, a right input, and a confirmation input; and a program memory storing instructions to implement a method for trimming a digital video sequence. The method includes: selecting a digital video sequence; initiating a trimming operation; accepting user input to select a start frame and an end frame for a trimmed digital video sequence, wherein the up input and the down input are used to select between a start frame selection mode and an end frame selection mode, and the left input and the right input are used to scroll through the frames of the selected digital video sequence; and trimming the selected video sequence to include the frames between the selected start frame and the selected end frame.

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


Method and system of bit rate control
Patent No. 10728545 

Inventor(s): Mahant Siddaramanna (Bangalore, , IN), Naveen Srinivasamurthy (Bangalore, , IN), Soyeb Nagori (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13303748 on 11/23/2011 (3170 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for bit rate control during encoding of multimedia data are disclosed. A change in complexity of a multimedia picture relative to complexity associated with one or more multimedia pictures in a multimedia sequence is determined. A complexity associated with a multimedia picture is determined based on number of bits and an average quantization associated with the multimedia picture. A bit rate is adjusted for encoding the multimedia picture based on the change in complexity of the multimedia picture. The bit rate is increased on determining an increase in complexity of the multimedia picture and is decreased on determining a decrease in complexity of the multimedia picture. Utilization of additional bits during the increase in the bit rate and saving of bits during the decrease in the bit rate are compensated during adjusting of bit rates for encoding subsequent multimedia pictures in the multimedia sequence.

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


Processing reference samples used for intra-prediction of a picture block
Patent No. 10728548 

Inventor(s): Alexey Filippov (Moscow, , RU), Haitao Yang (Shenzhen, , CN), Maxim Sychev (Moscow, , RU), Vasily Rufitskiy (Moscow, , RU)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, S.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15943853 on 04/03/2018 (847 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of coding implemented by a decoding device. The method includes determining a prediction direction for a current block, determining a propagation distance along the prediction direction, the propagation distance measured between a pixel to be predicted in the current block and a reference sample adjacent to the current block, selecting one of a plurality of filter coefficients based on the propagation distance, predicting the pixel in the current block using a filter and the one of the plurality of filter coefficients that was selected, and displaying an image including the pixel that was predicted.

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


Apparatus and method for automatic provisioning of merchandise
Patent No. 10728603 

Inventor(s): Christian Briggs (Austin, TX), Robert K. Spitz (Amherst, NH), Todd Downing (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): AiBUY, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14644603 on 03/11/2015 (1966 days app to issue)

Abstract: One method includes receiving information identifying multiple products or services offered by one or more vendors and a set of criteria for each vendor, identifying base content to be presented to a user, selecting one or more of the products or services based on the criteria and the base content, and sending supplemental content associated with the selected product(s) or service(s) to an endpoint associated with the user for display with the base content. Another method includes receiving a request from a vendor associated with an e-commerce website and issuing a sub-account of a merchant processing account to the vendor in response to the request. The e-commerce website is associated with a merchant having the merchant processing account allowing the merchant to perform electronic transactions with a merchant processor, and the sub-account allows the vendor to transact directly with customers and to perform electronic transactions with the merchant processor.

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


System and method for user equipment identification and communications
Patent No. 10728747 

Inventor(s): Nathan Edward Tenny (Portland, OR), William Anthony Gage (Stittsville, , CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16028184 on 07/05/2018 (754 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for identifier management for user devices operating in an inactive mode includes receiving a first uplink transmission including a user device identifier associated with a user device, transmitting a first downlink transmission including an indication of an ephemeral identifier assigned to the user device, transmitting a second downlink transmission including data associated with the ephemeral identifier, and discarding the ephemeral identifier.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for managing dual connectivity with dynamic anchor cell selection
Patent No. 10728772 

Inventor(s): Hongyan Lei (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16736480 on 01/07/2020 (203 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining configuration update messages received from neighbor cells of a serving cell of a wireless network, wherein the configuration update messages include dual connectivity capability information of the neighbor cells. The neighbor cells are ranked according to the dual connectivity capability information resulting in a dual connectivity ranking. A target cell of the neighbor cells is selected according to the dual connectivity ranking and a dual connectivity capability of a mobile device, and a dual connectivity service is established according to the dual connectivity ranking. The dual connectivity service includes exchanging user plane messages between the mobile device, a master cell and a secondary cell of the wireless network. Other embodiments are disclosed.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Adaptive and proactive feedback for power and performance optimization
Patent No. 10728803 

Inventor(s): Yang Li (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Fay Kaplun Marcin, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16055763 on 08/06/2018 (722 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method performed by a user equipment (UE) connected to a network that utilizes a first bandwidth for a plurality of network operations and assigns the UE a second bandwidth, within the first bandwidth, to utilize for communication with the network. The method including determining a third bandwidth within the first bandwidth that is narrower than the first bandwidth and wider than the second bandwidth and includes the second bandwidth, monitoring the third bandwidth for at least one reference signal transmitted by the network, and determining at least one value that corresponds to the connection between the UE and the network based on the at least one reference signal.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Uplink transmission for dual connectivity
Patent No. 10728858 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16223037 on 12/17/2018 (589 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for a User Equipment (UE) configured by a Master enhanced NodeB (MeNB) for operation with dual connectivity to a Secondary eNB (SeNB) to determine a power for transmission to the MeNB and a power for transmission to the SeNB in a subframe when a total power the UE determines according to power control processes for transmission to the MeNB and for transmission to the SeNB exceeds a maximum transmission power in the subframe. Methods and apparatus are also provided for the MeNB to select one or more antenna ports the UE uses to transmit to the MeNB and inform the selected antenna ports to the UE.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


System and method for network access using a relay
Patent No. 10728948 

Inventor(s): Haibo Xu (Beijing, , CN), Nathan Edward Tenny (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16678372 on 11/08/2019 (263 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) includes receiving, by the UE from a network, a mobile subscriber identifier for the UE, the mobile subscriber identifier being exclusively assigned to the UE within a wireless tracking area of the network, and transmitting, by the UE to a relay node, an initial message of an access procedure for accessing a user data service of the network, wherein the initial message comprises a request to connect to a control node of the network, and wherein the initial message includes the mobile subscriber identifier, and an indication to relay the initial message over a first signaling radio bearer (SRB) to the control node.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Interceptor system for characterizing digital data in telecommunication system
Patent No. RE048134 (Reissue)

Inventor(s): Morgan C. Kurk (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Fogg Powers LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15491914 on 04/19/2017 (1196 days app to issue)

Abstract: Certain aspects are directed to an interceptor system for characterizing digital data communicated between certain points in a telecommunication system. The interceptor system includes an interface device and a processing device. The interface device can retrieve data from at least one communication link between a radio frequency processing unit and a baseband processing unit of a telecommunication system. The data includes digital data communicated between the radio frequency processing unit and the baseband processing unit. The processing device can determine an interface link protocol for communicating with terminal equipment via the telecommunication system. The interface link protocol can be determined based on an organization of the data retrieved from the communication link. Patent Class: N/A


Food product
Patent No. D891027 

Inventor(s): Katherine T. Weiser (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Chocolate House Incubator Retail, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29659127 on 08/06/2018 (722 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle roof fairing
Patent No. D891340 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey P. Smith (Prosper, TX), Kunjithapadam Raghavendran (Denton, TX), Victor Garcia (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR INC (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29622500 on 10/17/2017 (1015 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Rotor blade
Patent No. D891351 

Inventor(s): Brendan P. Lanigan (Grapevine, TX), Christopher E. Foskey (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29636525 on 02/08/2018 (901 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Model vehicle roof feature
Patent No. D891356 

Inventor(s): Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX), Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29696551 on 06/28/2019 (396 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ammunition cartridge nose having an angled shoulder
Patent No. D891567 

Inventor(s): Christopher William Overton (Wylie, TX), Florian Herzog (Dallas, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX), Nimmy Mammoottil (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): True Velocity IP Holdings, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29683244 on 03/12/2019 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ammunition cartridge nose having an angled shoulder
Patent No. D891568 

Inventor(s): Christopher William Overton (Wylie, TX), Florian Herzog (Dallas, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX), Nimmy Mammoottil (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29683245 on 03/12/2019 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ammunition cartridge nose having an angled shoulder
Patent No. D891569 

Inventor(s): Christopher William Overton (Wylie, TX), Florian Herzog (Dallas, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX), Nimmy Mammoottil (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): True Velocity IP Holdings, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29683248 on 03/12/2019 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ammunition cartridge nose
Patent No. D891570 

Inventor(s): Christopher William Overton (Wylie, TX), Florian Herzog (Dallas, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX), Nimmy Mammoottil (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29683249 on 03/12/2019 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Device for applying negative pressure to a wound
Patent No. D891607 

Inventor(s): Carrie Lee Childress (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Smith Nephew, Inc. (Memphis, TN)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29644076 on 04/13/2018 (837 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Comb with large intertooth spacing
Patent No. D891695 

Inventor(s): Courtney Murphy (Sachse, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Grell Watson Patent Attorneys LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29720090 on 01/09/2020 (201 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pet toy
Patent No. D891713 

Inventor(s): Josiah Wilhelm (Columbia Station, OH), Sunil Pinto (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29673848 on 12/18/2018 (588 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


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Patent No. D891718 

Inventor(s): Justin Corless (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): HARDWARE RESOURCES, INC. (Bossier City, LA)
Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29665060 on 09/29/2018 (668 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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