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149 brevets délivrés Classé No. 9 en production de brevets sur 250 métros


NON. DES BREVETS PAR CLASSIFICATION


TOP CESSIONNAIRES LOCAUX (NOMBRE DE BREVETS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 21
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 7
Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 6
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 5
Industries Lennox Inc. (Richardson) 4
STMicroelectronics (Coppell) 4

NON ATTRIBUÉ 7


TOP INVENTEUR LOCAL (NOMBRE DE BREVETS)

Christopher William Overton (Wylie) 4
Florian Herzog (Dallas) 4
Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton) 4
Nimmy Mammoottil (Richardson) 4
Alexander M. Cherkashin (monticule de fleurs) 2
Bryan Kenneth Baskin (Arlington) 2
Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell) 2
James A. Rollins (Lipan) 2
John D. Ross (Ovilla) 2


VITESSE: DEMANDE D’ÉMISSION (NOMBRE DE JOURS)

194 jours
Appareil de cuisson et procédé d’utilisation de celui-ci
Brevet n ° 10746412
Inventeur: Paul Robert Artt (Dallas)
Cessionnaire: QNC (Dallas)

3717 jours
Méthodes, systèmes et appareils sécurisés inviolables pour les transactions de crédit et de débit
Brevet n ° 10748146
Inventeurs: Paul Minutillo (Allen), Sarah McCrary (Addison)
Cessionnaire: Heartland Payment Systems (Atlanta, GA)


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BREVETS UTILITAIRES

H U M A N N E C E S S I T I E S

Instruments et méthodes de réparation complète des plaques plantaires
Brevet No. 10743853

Inventeur (s): Jesse G. Moore (Frisco, Texas)
Cessionnaire (s): ARTHREX, INC. (Naples, FL)
Cabinet d’avocats: Carlson, Gaskey Olds (1 bureaux non locaux)
Numéro de demande, date, vitesse: 16270949 le 02/08/2019 (application de 557 jours)

Abstrait: Systèmes et techniques de réparation chirurgicale pour la réparation des plaques plantaires. Les systèmes et procédés de réparation chirurgicale reconstruisent la plaque plantaire par une incision dorsale. Le système de réparation chirurgicale comprend une variété d’instruments qui fournissent une visualisation et un accès à la plaque plantaire à l’aide d’une suture pour terminer la réparation. Le système de réparation peut comprendre tout ou partie des instruments suivants: un poussoir de tête métatarsien utilisé dans un espace chirurgical ouvert, pour déplacer le «fragment de capital» de manière contrôlée; un instrument de retrait de suture et un entonnoir de retrait de suture (manchon); un passe-fil de suture tel qu’un Mini Scorpion DX et une aiguille associée, ou une variété de Micro Suture Lassos en forme; un guide de mesure; et un petit distracteur articulaire.

[A61B] DIAGNOSTIC; CHIRURGIE; IDENTIFICATION (analyse du matériel biologique G01N, par exemple G01N 33/48)


Système de patins de marche couplés de manière amovible à un système de fixation à anneau externe
Brevet No. 10743917

Inventeur (s): Alexander M. Cherkashin (Flower Mound, TX), Andrea Ottoboni (Rovigo,, IT), Andrea Zaccaria (Tregnago,, IT), John D. Ross (Ovilla, TX), Mikhail L. Samchukov (Coppell, TX), Stephen Vincent Blake (Allen, Texas)
Cessionnaire (s): ORTHOFIX S.R.L. (Bussolengo, Verona«  IT), HÔPITAL TEXAS SCOTTISH RITE POUR ENFANTS (Dallas, TX)
Cabinet d’avocats: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 autres métros)
Numéro de demande, date, vitesse: 15764784 le 19/09/2016 (application de 1429 jours)

Abstrait: Système de patins de marche couplés de manière amovible sous un demi-anneau inférieur d’un système de fixation d’anneau externe comprenant une paire de patins, chaque patin de la paire de patins ayant un profil inférieur incurvé à partir duquel un corps de connexion en saillie pourvu d’au moins une fente fait saillie, le système comprenant en outre un élément de connexion ayant une première extrémité configurée pour être connectée à une ouverture dans le demi-anneau inférieur du système de fixation de bague externe et une seconde extrémité pourvue d’un trou pour la connexion à la fente dans le corps de connexion du patin.

[A61B] DIAGNOSTIC; CHIRURGIE; IDENTIFICATION (analyse du matériel biologique G01N, par exemple G01N 33/48)


Tige de connexion de fixation externe avec fixation femelle
Brevet No. 10743918

Inventeur (s): Alexander M. Cherkashin (Flower Mound, TX), John D. Ross (Ovilla, TX), Mikhail L. Samchukov (Coppell, TX)
Cessionnaire (s): Hôpital pour enfants du Texas Scottish Rite (Dallas, TX)
Cabinet d’avocats: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 autres métros)
Numéro de demande, date, vitesse: 16020623 le 27/06/2018 (application de 783 jours)

Abstrait: Une tige de connexion pour un dispositif de fixation externe peut comprendre un boîtier télescopique ayant un alésage axial, un manchon interne disposé de manière coulissante à l’intérieur de l’alésage axial du boîtier télescopique, une attache actionnable pour coupler de manière amovible le manchon interne et le boîtier télescopique, un élément allongé couplé à la douille intérieure, et deux joints. Un joint peut être couplé à une extrémité proximale du boîtier télescopique, et comprendre un élément rotatif et un élément de connexion couplé à l’élément rotatif, de sorte que l’élément de connexion peut fonctionner pour recevoir un élément de connexion d’une bague de fixation externe. L’autre articulation peut être couplée à une extrémité distale de l’élément allongé, et comprendre un élément rotatif et un élément de connexion couplé à l’élément rotatif. Chaque joint peut également comprendre un boîtier d’élément rotatif avec une ou plusieurs rainures de paroi latérale qui limitent la rotation des éléments rotatifs respectifs.

[A61B] DIAGNOSTIC; CHIRURGIE; IDENTIFICATION (analyse du matériel biologique G01N, par exemple G01N 33/48)


Vêtement thérapeutique pour le traitement des céphalées excessives et son procédé d’utilisation
Brevet No. 10743954

Inventeur (s): Frederick H. Sklar (Waxahachie, Texas)
Cessionnaire (s): NON ATTRIBUÉ
Cabinet d’avocats: Griggs Bergen LLP (local)
Numéro de demande, date, vitesse: 13767651 le 14/02/2013 (application de 2742 jours)

Abstrait: L’invention concerne un vêtement thérapeutique pour le traitement de maux de tête excessifs et un procédé d’utilisation de celui-ci. Dans un mode de réalisation, le vêtement thérapeutique comprend une ceinture et une partie abdominale qui s’étend de la ceinture pour encercler l’abdomen et les hanches de l’aine à la marge costale d’une personne portant le vêtement thérapeutique. Une partie de reliure, ayant des positions ouverte et fermée, coïncide avec la partie abdominale. En position fermée, le liant distend le plexus veineux épidural de la personne portant le vêtement thérapeutique. Un mécanisme de fermeture est configuré pour alterner sélectivement le classeur entre les positions ouverte et fermée. Le vêtement thérapeutique peut en outre être façonné en une culotte, un débardeur ou comprendre des extensions de jambe.

[A61B] DIAGNOSTIC; CHIRURGIE; IDENTIFICATION (analyse du matériel biologique G01N, par exemple G01N 33/48)


Stents transluminaux et méthodes associées
Brevet No. 10744009

Inventeur (s): Bryan K. Elwood (Arlington, TX), Thomas Patrick Robinson (Addison, TX), Zeke Eller (Plano, TX)
Cessionnaire (s): Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (South Jordan, UT)
Cabinet d’avocats: Stoel Rives LLP (6 bureaux non locaux)
Numéro de demande, date, vitesse: 15921172 le 14/03/2018 (application de 888 jours)

Abstrait: Des stents transluminaux sont décrits ici. Dans certains modes de réalisation, les stents dans le cadre de cette divulgation peuvent comprendre une première extrémité évasée et une seconde extrémité évasée. Dans certains modes de réalisation, un profil de chacune de la première extrémité évasée et de la seconde extrémité évasée peut circonscrire une partie d’arcs elliptiques séparés. Dans certains modes de réalisation, les stents sont formés de fils tressés ou tissés ayant un pas constant le long d’une région médiane et des pas variant en continu le long de la première extrémité évasée et de la seconde extrémité évasée. Des procédés de fabrication de stents sont décrits ici. Des procédés d’utilisation de stents sont également décrits ici.

[A61F] FILTRES IMPLANTABLES DANS LES NAVIRES SANGUINS; PROTHÈSES; DISPOSITIFS FOURNISSANT UNE BREVETÉ AUX STRUCTURES TUBULAIRES DU CORPS OU EN PRÉVENANT L’ÉVOLUTION, PAR EX. STENTS; DISPOSITIFS ORTHOPÉDIQUES, INFIRMIERS OU CONTRACEPTIFS; FOMENTATION; TRAITEMENT OU PROTECTION DES YEUX OU DES OREILLES; BANDAGES, PANSEMENTS OU PADS ABSORBANTS; KITS DE PREMIERS SECOURS (prothèses dentaires A61C) [2006.01]


Appareil et procédé de fixation du tissu oculaire
Brevet No. 10744031

Inventeur (s): David G. Ozinga (Flower Mound, Texas), Jack C. Griffis, III (Decatur, GA)
Cessionnaire (s): Refocus Group, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Cabinet d’avocats: Aucun avocat
Numéro de demande, date, vitesse: 15435942 le 17/02/2017 (application de 1278 jours)

Abstrait: Un dispositif de fixation oculaire comprend un corps configuré pour être placé sur un œil. Le dispositif de fixation oculaire comprend également plusieurs pics à torsion configurés pour être tournés pour fixer le corps à l’œil et pour libérer le corps de l’œil. Le corps comprend des points de connexion sur lesquels un outil chirurgical peut être monté sur le corps.

[A61F] FILTRES IMPLANTABLES DANS LES NAVIRES SANGUINS; PROTHÈSES; DISPOSITIFS FOURNISSANT UNE BREVETÉ AUX STRUCTURES TUBULAIRES DU CORPS OU EN PRÉVENANT L’ÉVOLUTION DES STRUCTURES TUBULAIRES, P. STENTS; DISPOSITIFS ORTHOPÉDIQUES, INFIRMIERS OU CONTRACEPTIFS; FOMENTATION; TRAITEMENT OU PROTECTION DES YEUX OU DES OREILLES; BANDAGES, PANSEMENTS OU PADS ABSORBANTS; KITS DE PREMIERS SECOURS (prothèses dentaires A61C) [2006.01]


Appareils pour fauteuils roulants, y compris les caractéristiques d’utilisation
Brevet No. 10744048

Inventeur (s): Christopher P. Lee (Campbell, CA), Douglas Moore (Fairview, TX), Melvin Alfredo Dominguez (S. San Francisco, CA), Thomas Mitchell Dair (Lafayette, CA)
Cessionnaire (s): Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Cabinet d’avocats: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 bureaux non locaux)
Numéro de demande, date, vitesse: 16379087 le 04/09/2019 (application de 497 jours)

Abstrait: Un appareil de fauteuil roulant motorisé comprend un composant de chaise, un composant de base motorisée et un système de commande de fauteuil roulant. Le système de commande de fauteuil roulant comprend un processeur et un dispositif d’entrée utilisateur couplé en communication au processeur. Un affichage est couplé en communication au processeur. Un module de mémoire est couplé de manière communicative au processeur qui stocke une logique qui, lorsqu’elle est exécutée par le processeur, amène le système à recevoir des instructions utilisateur du dispositif d’entrée utilisateur et à afficher un message sur l’affichage basé sur les instructions utilisateur. L’affichage se trouve à l’arrière du composant de chaise.

[A61G] TRANSPORT, TRANSPORT PERSONNEL OU HÉBERGEMENT SPÉCIALEMENT ADAPTÉ AUX PATIENTS OU AUX PERSONNES HANDICAPÉES (appareils d’aide à la marche des patients ou des personnes handicapées A61H 3/00); TABLES OU CHAISES D’OPÉRATION; CHAISES DE DENTISTERIE; DISPOSITIFS FUNÉRAIRES (embaumement de cadavres A01N 1/00)


Probiotique génétiquement modifié pour le traitement de la phénylcétonurie (PCU)
Brevet No. 10744168

Inventeur (s): Ione Hunt von Herbing (Denton, TX), Katherine Durrer (Irving, TX), Michael Allen (Denton, TX)
Cessionnaire (s): UNIVERSITÉ DU NORD TEXAS (Denton, TX)
Cabinet d’avocats: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 autres métros)
Numéro de demande, date, vitesse: 15800529 le 11/01/2017 (application de 1021 jours)

Abstrait: Un GMP adapté pour fournir le gène PAL pour le traitement de la PKU lorsqu’il est administré par voie orale. Le GMP de la présente invention peut comprendre un probiotique, un gène PAL à exprimer en utilisant le probiotique, dans lequel le gène PAL est fonctionnellement lié à un promoteur et à un site de liaison au ribosome, et peut être optimisé par codon pour l’expression dans un certain organisme hôte. . L’invention porte également sur un procédé de traitement de la maladie métabolique de la PKU par administration orale et ingestion d’un GMP.

[A61K] PRÉPARATIONS À DES FINS MÉDICALES, DENTAIRES OU TOILETTES (dispositifs ou méthodes spécialement adaptés pour mettre des produits pharmaceutiques sous des formes physiques ou d’administration particulières A61J 3/00; aspects chimiques ou utilisation de matériaux pour la désodorisation de l’air, pour la désinfection ou la stérilisation, ou pour bandages, pansements, tampons absorbants ou articles chirurgicaux A61L; compositions de savon C11D)


Détection des fuites dans le système de traitement des plaies par pression négative
Brevet No. 10744239

Inventeur (s): Carrie Lee Childress (Dallas, Texas)
Cessionnaire (s): Smith Nephew, Inc. (Memphis, TN)
Cabinet d’avocats: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 bureaux non locaux)
Numéro de demande, date, vitesse: 15500495 le 19/11/2014 (application de 2099 jours)

Abstrait: L’invention concerne des modes de réalisation de systèmes de thérapie de plaies par pression négative et des procédés pour faire fonctionner les systèmes. Dans certains modes de réalisation, un système comprend un ensemble de pompe, une cartouche et un pansement configuré pour être positionné sur une plaie. L’ensemble de pompe, la cartouche et le pansement pour plaie peuvent être connectés fluidiquement pour faciliter l’administration d’une pression négative à une plaie. L’ensemble de pompe peut présenter des écrans d’interface utilisateur graphique pour contrôler et surveiller la délivrance de pression négative. Le système peut être configuré pour délivrer efficacement une pression négative et pour détecter et indiquer la présence de certaines conditions, telles qu’une basse pression, une pression élevée, une fuite, une cartouche pleine, etc. La surveillance et la détection de la condition de fonctionnement peuvent être effectuées en mesurant un ou plusieurs paramètres de fonctionnement, tels que la pression, le débit, etc.

[A61M] DISPOSITIFS POUR INTRODUIRE DES MÉDIAS DANS OU SUR LE CORPS (introduction de milieux dans ou sur le corps des animaux A61D 7/00; moyens pour insérer des tampons A61F 13/26; dispositifs pour administrer des aliments ou des médicaments par voie orale A61J; récipients pour collecter, conserver ou administration de sang ou de liquides médicaux A61J 1/05); DISPOSITIFS DE TRANSDUCTION DE MÉDIAS CORPORELS OU DE PRÉLÈVEMENT DES MÉDIAS DU CORPS (chirurgie A61B; aspects chimiques des articles chirurgicaux A61L; magnétothérapie utilisant des éléments magnétiques placés dans le corps A61N 2/10); DISPOSITIFS POUR PRODUIRE OU METTRE FIN À SOMMEIL OU STUPOR [5]


Dispositif d’injection rectale et son mode de fonctionnement
Brevet No. 10744274

Inventeur (s): David H. Hitt (Dallas, TX), Dennis I. Robbins (Dallas, TX), Jose Rodriguez (Dallas, TX), Tyler S. Markle (Dallas, TX)
Cessionnaire (s): Logan Medical Devices, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Cabinet d’avocats: Aucun avocat
Numéro de demande, date, vitesse: 15947375 le 04/06/2018 (application de 865 jours)

Abstrait: L’invention concerne un dispositif d’injection rectale et un procédé de fonctionnement d’un dispositif d’injection rectale. Dans un mode de réalisation, le dispositif comprend: (1) une poignée ayant une gâchette associée à celle-ci, (2) un tube d’extension s’étendant depuis la poignée et se terminant par une tête, (3) au moins deux aiguilles couplées à la tête et configurées pour se déplacer. par rapport à celle-ci entre une position rétractée et une position déployée et (4) une tige de traction couplant la détente et les aiguilles et configurée pour faire bouger les aiguilles.

[A61M] DISPOSITIFS POUR INTRODUIRE DES MÉDIAS DANS OU SUR LE CORPS (introduction de milieux dans ou sur le corps des animaux A61D 7/00; moyens pour insérer des tampons A61F 13/26; dispositifs pour administrer des aliments ou des médicaments par voie orale A61J; récipients pour collecter, conserver ou administration de sang ou de liquides médicaux A61J 1/05); DISPOSITIFS DE TRANSDUCTION DE MÉDIAS CORPORELS OU DE PRÉLÈVEMENT DES MÉDIAS DU CORPS (chirurgie A61B; aspects chimiques des articles chirurgicaux A61L; magnétothérapie utilisant des éléments magnétiques placés dans le corps A61N 2/10); DISPOSITIFS POUR PRODUIRE OU METTRE FIN AU SOMMEIL OU STUPOR [5]


Appareil de nettoyage de surface
Brevet No. 10743734

Inventeur (s): Christopher Terpstra (Frisco, TX), Ernest Matthew Chavana, Jr. (Villa Ridge, MO), Jan Valentic (Plano, TX), Richard Foster (Powell, OH), Stanley Anderson (Fenton, MO), Xintao Ma (Suzhou, , CN)
Cessionnaire (s): RUG DOCTOR, LLC (Plano, TX)
Cabinet d’avocats: Hauptman Ham, LLP (1 bureaux non locaux)
Numéro de demande, date, vitesse: 15708999 le 19/09/2017 (application de 1064 jours)

Abstrait: Un appareil comprend une poignée ayant une entrée de fluide de poignée, une sortie de fluide de poignée, un premier contact électrique de poignée, un second contact électrique de poignée, un premier passage d’air de poignée et un second passage d’air de poignée. L’appareil comprend également un arbre ayant une entrée de fluide d’arbre, une sortie de fluide d’arbre, un premier contact électrique d’arbre, un deuxième contact électrique d’arbre, un premier passage d’air d’arbre, un deuxième passage d’air d’arbre et un premier accouplement d’arbre comprenant le fluide d’arbre. d’entrée, le premier contact électrique d’arbre et le premier passage d’air d’arbre. Le premier accouplement d’arbre est configuré pour s’accoupler avec la poignée pour connecter l’entrée de fluide d’arbre avec la sortie de fluide de poignée, connecter le premier contact électrique d’arbre avec le deuxième contact électrique de poignée avec le deuxième contact électrique de poignée, et connecter le premier passage d’air d’arbre avec le passage d’air de la deuxième poignée.

[A47L] LAVAGE OU NETTOYAGE DOMESTIQUE (brosses A46B; nettoyage de quantités de bouteilles ou d’autres articles creux du même type B08B 9/00; lessive D06F); ASPIRATEURS EN GÉNÉRAL (nettoyage en général B08)


Clubs de golf et têtes de clubs de golf
Brevet No. 10744380

Inventeur (s): Robert M. Boyd (Flower Mound, Texas)
Cessionnaire (s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ)
Cabinet d’avocats: Aucun avocat
Numéro de demande, date, vitesse: 16405908 le 05/07/2019 (application de 469 jours)

Abstrait: Des têtes de club de golf qui peuvent comprendre un corps de tête de club de golf de type fer et un élément réglable configuré pour être engagé avec un corps de tête de club de golf de type fer. L’élément réglable peut comprendre une première surface et une seconde surface. La première surface de l’élément réglable peut former au moins une partie de la semelle de la tête de club de golf de type fer et au moins une partie de l’arrière de la tête de club de golf de type fer lorsque l’élément réglable est engagé avec l’élément de type fer. corps de tête de club de golf dans une première orientation. De plus, la deuxième surface de l’élément réglable peut former au moins une partie de la semelle de la tête de club de golf de type fer et au moins une partie de l’arrière de la tête de club de golf de type fer lorsque l’élément réglable est engagé avec le fer. – un corps de tête de club de golf de type dans une seconde orientation, qui est différente de la première orientation.

[A63B] APPAREILS D’ENTRAÎNEMENT PHYSIQUE, DE GYMNASTIQUE, DE NATATION, D’ESCALADE OU D’ESCRIME; JEUX DE BALLON; ÉQUIPEMENT D’ENTRAINEMENT (appareil d’exercice passif, massage A61H)


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

Systèmes de rasage
Brevet No. 10744661

Inventeur (s): Craig A. Provost (Newport Beach, Californie), John W. Griffin (Moultonboro, NH), William E. Tucker (Plymouth, MA)
Cessionnaire (s): ShaveLogic, Inc. (Dallas, Texas)
Cabinet d’avocats: Leber IP Law (2 bureaux non locaux)
Numéro de demande, date, vitesse: 16405345 le 05/07/2019 (application de 469 jours)

Abstrait: L’invention concerne des ensembles de rasage remplaçables qui comprennent une unité de lame, un élément d’interface configuré pour connecter de manière amovible l’unité de lame à une poignée, sur laquelle l’unité de lame est montée pivotante, et un élément de retour disposé sur l’élément d’interface. Des systèmes de rasage comprenant de tels ensembles de rasage sont également décrits, ainsi que des procédés d’utilisation de tels systèmes de rasage.

[B26B] OUTILS DE COUPE À MAIN NON PRÉVUS AILLEURS (pour la récolte A01D; pour l’horticulture, pour la sylviculture A01G; pour la boucherie ou le traitement de la viande A22; pour la fabrication ou la réparation de chaussures A43D; coupe-ongles ou coupe-ongles A45D 29/02; matériel de cuisine A47J; pour chirurgie usages A61B 17/00; pour le métal B23D; coupe par jets de fluide abrasif B24C 5/02; outils en forme de pince avec arêtes de coupe B25B 7/22; pince B25C 11/02; poignées pour instruments à main, en général B25G; type guillotine fraises B26D; pour effacer B43L 19/00; pour matières textiles D06H)


Méthodes de fabrication d’un échantillon avec un défaut de plissement prédéterminé
Brevet No. 10744727

Inventeur (s): Michael Burnett (Fort Worth, TX), Michael Dearman (Weatherford, TX), Wei-Yueh Lee (Arlington, TX)
Cessionnaire (s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Cabinet d’avocats: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 bureaux non locaux)
Numéro de demande, date, vitesse: 15464822 le 21/03/2017 (application de 1246 jours)

Abstrait: Dans un premier aspect, il existe un procédé de fabrication d’un spécimen avec un défaut de pli prédéterminé, les étapes comprenant l’orientation d’un matériau composite autour d’un outil de superposition à un angle d’enroulement pour former une boucle fermée; et générer au moins un pli avec une caractéristique prédéterminée dans une partie de la boucle fermée pour former un spécimen. La caractéristique prédéterminée est au moins l’une des suivantes: un emplacement de pli, un pli vers l’extérieur, un pli vers l’intérieur, une largeur de pli, une hauteur de pli et une longueur de pli. Dans un autre aspect, il existe un procédé de détermination des défauts admissibles pour un composant composite.

[B29C] FORMATION OU ASSEMBLAGE DE PLASTIQUES; MISE EN FORME DU MATÉRIAU DANS UN ÉTAT PLASTIQUE, NON PRÉVU AILLEURS; APRÈS-TRAITEMENT DES PRODUITS FORMÉS, par ex. RÉPARATION (fabrication de préformes B29B 11/00; fabrication de produits stratifiés en combinant des couches précédemment non reliées qui deviennent un produit dont les couches resteront ensemble B32B 37/00-B32B 41/00) [4]


Cartes des ventilateurs CVC arrière variables pour des performances de dégivrage améliorées
Brevet No. 10744847

Inventeur (s): Hidekazu Hirabayashi (Ann Arbor, MI), Michael Camilleri (Pittsfield Township, MI), Netsanet S. Chevers (Ann Arbor, MI)
Cessionnaire (s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Cabinet d’avocats: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 bureaux non locaux)
Numéro de demande, date, vitesse: 16046907 le 26/07/2018 (application de 754 jours)

Abstrait: L’invention concerne des procédés, des systèmes et un appareil pour un système de commande qui améliore les performances de dégivrage dans un véhicule en réduisant le rejet de chaleur du noyau de chauffage arrière pour augmenter la disponibilité de chaleur vers le dégivreur. Le système de commande comprend une unité de chauffage, de ventilation et de climatisation (CVC) arrière configurée qui déplace l’air dans le véhicule. Le système de contrôle [b]100[/b] comprend une mémoire pour stocker plusieurs cartes de ventilateur. Le système de commande comprend une unité de commande électronique connectée à l’unité HVAC arrière et à une mémoire. L’unité de commande électronique est configurée pour déterminer un mode pour un HVAC avant. L’unité de commande électronique est configurée pour obtenir à partir de la mémoire une carte de soufflante pour l’unité HVAC arrière à partir des multiples cartes de soufflante en fonction du mode. L’unité de commande électronique est configurée pour déterminer un débit d’air pour l’air sur la base de la carte de soufflante obtenue et contrôler une quantité d’air émise.

[B60H] DISPOSITIFS OU ADAPTATIONS DES DISPOSITIFS DE CHAUFFAGE, DE REFROIDISSEMENT, DE VENTILATION OU D’AUTRES DISPOSITIFS DE TRAITEMENT DE L’AIR SPÉCIALEMENT POUR LES ESPACES PASSAGERS OU MARCHANDISES DES VÉHICULES


Méthode de contrôle de la qualité de la conduite et de gestion des changements de vitesse pour les véhicules électriques impliquant plusieurs moteurs d’entraînement de traction
Brevet No. 10744889

Inventeur (s): Christopher M. Bulpitt (Los Angeles, Californie), Luke Alan Rippelmeyer (Plano, Texas), Ronald J. Toth (Redondo Beach, Californie)
Cessionnaire (s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Cabinet d’avocats: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 bureaux non locaux)
Numéro de demande, date, vitesse: 16388064 le 18/04/2019 (application sous 488 jours)

Abstrait: L’invention concerne un appareil et un procédé de commande pour un système d’entraînement à deux moteurs d’un véhicule électrique. Une cannelure relie les deux moteurs et une seconde cannelure connecte un moteur à une transmission. L’appareil de commande est configuré pour en traction motrice positive, initier un changement de couple du premier moteur et retarder le changement de couple du deuxième moteur, en traction motrice négative, initier un changement de couple du deuxième moteur et retarder le changement de couple du premier moteur, en rétrogradation. de la transmission, initier le changement de couple du premier moteur et retarder le changement de couple du deuxième moteur, et lors du passage à la vitesse supérieure de la transmission, lancer le changement de couple du deuxième moteur et retarder le changement de couple du premier moteur. Le contrôle du couple et la séquence d’initiation du changement de couple entre les deux moteurs sont tels que les impacts du jeu sont sensiblement réduits et les phénomènes de vibration et de bruit sont minimes.

[B60W] CONTRÔLE CONJOINT DE SOUS-UNITÉS DE VÉHICULE DE TYPE DIFFÉRENT OU DE FONCTION DIFFÉRENTE; SYSTÈMES DE CONTRÔLE SPÉCIALEMENT ADAPTÉS AUX VÉHICULES HYBRIDES; SYSTÈMES DE CONTRÔLE DE LA CONDUITE DE VÉHICULES ROUTIERS À DES FINS NON LIÉES À LA COMMANDE D’UN SOUS-UNITÉ PARTICULIÈRE [2006.01]


Ensembles de gousset et véhicules, y compris ensembles de gousset
Brevet No. 10745054

Inventeur (s): Christopher R. Cater (Canton, MI), Justin E. Dominic (Milan, MI)
Cessionnaire (s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Cabinet d’avocats: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 bureaux non locaux)
Numéro de demande, date, vitesse: 16169518 le 24/10/2018 (application de 664 jours)

Abstrait: L’invention concerne un ensemble de gousset d’un véhicule qui comprend une structure de pilier qui s’étend dans une direction verticale de véhicule, une traverse qui s’étend dans une direction latérale de véhicule et un gousset positionné entre et couplé à la structure de pilier et la traverse. Le gousset est configuré pour transférer une charge d’impact de la structure de pilier à la traverse. L’ensemble de gousset comprend une boîte d’écrasement de gousset positionnée entre la structure de pilier et l’élément transversal, la boîte d’écrasement de gousset étant disposée à l’intérieur du gousset. La boîte de compression à gousset est configurée pour se déformer pour absorber une partie de la charge d’impact appliquée à la structure de pilier lors d’un impact latéral et pour répartir la charge d’impact de la structure de pilier vers l’élément transversal.

[B62D] VÉHICULES À MOTEUR; REMORQUES (direction ou guidage sur une voie désirée, de machines ou d’instruments agricoles A01B 69/00; roues, roulettes, essieux, accroissement de l’adhérence des roues B60B; pneus de véhicules, gonflage ou changement de pneus B60C; liaisons entre les véhicules d’un train ou comme B60D; véhicules pour véhicules ferroviaires et routiers, amphibies ou convertibles B60F; dispositifs de suspension B60G; dispositifs de chauffage, de refroidissement, de ventilation ou autres dispositifs de traitement de l’air B60H; fenêtres, pare-brise, toits non fixes, portes ou dispositifs similaires, revêtements de protection pour véhicules non utilisés B60J; agencements d’installations de propulsion, entraînements auxiliaires, transmissions, commandes, instrumentation ou tableaux de bord B60K; équipement électrique ou propulsion de véhicules à propulsion électrique B60L; alimentation électrique pour véhicules à propulsion électrique B60M; logements pour passagers non prévus ailleurs pour B60N; adaptations pour le transport de charges ou pour le transport de charges ou d’objets spéciaux B60P; disposition des dispositifs de signalisation ou d’éclairage, le montage ou le suppo leurs circuits ou leurs circuits, pour véhicules en général B60Q; véhicules, accessoires de véhicules ou pièces de véhicules, non prévus ailleurs pour B60R; entretien, nettoyage, réparation, support, levage ou manœuvre, non prévus ailleurs pour le B60S; dispositifs de freinage, systèmes de commande de frein ou leurs parties B60T; véhicules à coussin d’air B60V; motocyclettes, leurs accessoires B62J, B62K; essai des véhicules G01M)


Poignée et soutien
Brevet No. 10745106

Inventeur (s): Brent Scannell (L ”ile-Bizard,, Californie), Thomas Mast (Carrollton, TX)
Cessionnaire (s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Cabinet d’avocats: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 autres métros)
Numéro de demande, date, vitesse: 15958045 le 20/04/2018 (application de 851 jours)

Abstrait: Un carénage est fourni dans un exemple de mode de réalisation et peut comprendre un appareil pour recevoir au moins une parmi une charge de trafic piétonnier et une charge de trafic manuel, dans lequel l’appareil peut comprendre: une partie marchepied qui doit recevoir au moins une partie du trafic piétonnier charge; une partie de prise qui doit recevoir au moins une partie de la charge de trafic manuel, dans laquelle la partie de prise s’étend vers le bas depuis la partie de marche; et une structure de support, dans laquelle la structure de support s’étend vers le bas à partir de la partie marchepied. L’appareil peut comprendre une bride extérieure fixée au carénage. Au moins une partie de la partie en gradins, l’appareil peut être encastré dans le carénage à une distance comprise entre un pouce et trois pouces d’une surface supérieure du carénage. La partie de prise peut comprendre un ou plusieurs trous de drainage.

[B64C] AVIONS; HÉLICOPTÈRES (véhicules à coussin d’air B60V)


Système d’actionnement des avions générant une charge anti-vibration
Brevet No. 10745116

Inventeur (s): Bryan Kenneth Baskin (Arlington, TX), Chris Paul Butler (Frisco, TX)
Cessionnaire (s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT)
Cabinet d’avocats: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 bureaux non locaux)
Numéro de demande, date, vitesse: 15501240 le 08/05/2015 (application de 1840 jours)

Abstrait: Un avion est fourni et comprend un rotor, qui peut tourner par rapport à une cellule, un rotor, qui peut tourner par rapport à la cellule et qui génère une vibration induite par le rotor, un moteur pour générer de l’énergie de rotation, une partie d’entraînement pour transférer l’énergie de rotation. depuis le moteur, une boîte de vitesses disposée pour transmettre l’énergie de rotation de la partie d’entraînement au rotor pour entraîner la rotation du rotor, des éléments de support reliant la boîte de vitesses à la cellule et un système d’actionnement configuré pour générer une charge anti-vibration applicable à la boîte de vitesses via un actionneur comprenant un élément d’actionnement disposé le long de l’un des éléments de support et un élément de dard s’étendant de l’élément d’actionnement à un point de connexion de l’élément de support et de la boîte de vitesses pour transmettre une partie de la charge antivibratoire de l’élément d’actionnement au point de connexion pour contrer les vibrations induites par le rotor au niveau de la boîte de vitesses.

[B64C] AVIONS; HÉLICOPTÈRES (véhicules à coussin d’air B60V)


Arbre de douille radialement conforme
Brevet No. 10745117

Inventeur (s): Biqiang Xu (Southlake, TX), Bryan Kenneth Baskin (Arlington, TX), Huali Ding (North Richland Hills, TX), Todd A. Garcia (Mansfield, TX)
Cessionnaire (s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT)
Cabinet d’avocats: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 bureaux non locaux)
Numéro de demande, date, vitesse: 15306588 le 22/04/2015 (application de 1945 jours)

Abstrait: Un arbre de douille qui traduit l’énergie de rotation entre un engrenage et un arbre d’entraînement ayant une cannelure d’arbre d’entraînement comprend une première jambe ayant une cannelure intérieure qui engrène avec la cannelure d’arbre d’entraînement et une deuxième jambe concentrique avec la première jambe et radialement décalée et séparée du première étape par un écart. Le deuxième pied comprend une cannelure extérieure qui s’engrène avec l’engrenage. La première jambe est connectée à la seconde jambe à une extrémité pour permettre le changement d’une taille d’espace pendant la traduction de l’énergie de rotation entre l’engrenage et un arbre d’entraînement.

[B64C] AVIONS; HÉLICOPTÈRES (véhicules à coussin d’air B60V)


Système de commande de rotor adaptable pour un nombre variable de pales
Brevet No. 10745120

Inventeur (s): Frank B. Stamps (Colleyville, TX), Gary Miller (North Richland Hills, Texas)
Cessionnaire (s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Cabinet d’avocats: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 autres métros)
Numéro de demande, date, vitesse: 16547003 le 21/08/2019 (application de 363 jours)

Abstrait: Dans un mode de réalisation, un moyeu de rotor comprend un étrier pour attacher une pluralité de pales de rotor, un joint homocinétique pour entraîner le couple d’un mât à l’étrier et pour permettre au joug de pivoter, et un système de commande de rotor configuré pour ajuster une orientation de la pluralité de pales de rotor. De plus, le système de commande de rotor comprend: un plateau cyclique, une bague adaptatrice, une pluralité d’actionneurs commandés sur la base d’une entrée de commande de vol, une pluralité de liaisons à pas inférieur configurées pour transférer le mouvement entre le plateau cyclique et la bague adaptatrice, une pluralité de réglage de phase des leviers configurés pour régler une phase de commande associée au mouvement transféré entre le plateau cyclique et la bague adaptatrice, et une pluralité de liaisons de pas supérieur configurées pour régler un pas de la pluralité de pales de rotor, dans lesquelles il y a plus de liaisons de pas supérieur que de liaisons de pas inférieur.

[B64C] AVIONS; HÉLICOPTÈRES (véhicules à coussin d’air B60V)


Commande d’actionneur de plateau cyclique de giravion
Brevet No. 10745123

Inventeur (s): Brady G. Atkins (Euless, TX), Charles Eric Covington (Colleyville, TX), Michael Trantham (Arlington, TX)
Cessionnaire (s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Cabinet d’avocats: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 autres métros)
Numéro de demande, date, vitesse: 15942420 le 30/03/2018 (application de 872 jours)

Abstrait: A rotorcraft includes a flight control computer (FCC), a first rotor system, and a second rotor system. The first rotor system includes a first swashplate coupled to a first rotor and a first multiple actuators configured to move the first swashplate. The second rotor system includes a second swashplate coupled to a second rotor and a second multiple actuators configured to move the second swashplate. The rotorcraft also includes a first communications channel coupled between the FCC, a first actuator of the first multiple actuators, and a second actuator of the second multiple actuators. The rotorcraft also includes a second communications channel coupled between the FCC and a third actuator of the first multiple actuators.

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


Rotor systems and methods
Patent No. 10745124

Inventor(s): Alison Ann Davis (Greenville, SC), Charles Speller (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16429863 on 06/03/2019 (442 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A rotor system for an aircraft including a driving member; an externally driven rim configured to be rotated by the driving member; a hub having a hub axis, the hub including a rotatable housing and a non-rotatable housing; a plurality of rotor blade assemblies rotatably coupled to the rotatable housing of the hub and the externally driven rim such that rotation of the externally driven rim rotates the plurality of rotor blade assemblies about the hub axis, each rotor blade assembly having a rotor blade rotatable about a respective pitch change axis; and a pitch control mechanism operably associated with the hub and the plurality of rotor blade assemblies, wherein, actuation of the pitch control mechanism rotates each rotor blade assembly about the respective pitch change axis to collectively control the pitch of the rotor blade, thereby generating a variable thrust output. Also, a method of operating the rotor system.

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


Detachable cargo mirror
Patent No. 10745147

Inventor(s): Brian Lafon (Johnson City, TN), Ricky Jenkins (Bluff City, TN), Sean Morgan (Kingsport, TN), William L. Neal (Abingdon, VA), William P. Sumner (Kingsport, TN)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15349571 on 11/11/2016 (1376 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A detachable cargo mirror assembly for use on a rotorcraft surface that includes a bracket configured to mount to a surface on the rotorcraft, the bracket comprising a base portion and a retainer portion having a first pair of opposing holes, an elongated arm having two opposing ends, a first end for coupling with the bracket and a second end coupled to a mirror apparatus, the first end having a passage: and a releasable connector configured to engage with the first pair of opposing holes and the passage in the elongated arm when the elongated arm is in a first position to display a desired image on the mirror apparatus. The detachable cargo mirror assembly can be removed or in a stowed position when not in use.

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


Stackable pallet display
Patent No. 10745171

Inventor(s): Daniel Lee Mathews (McKinney, TX), Roberto Carlos Guerrero Kees (Frisco, TX), Sunitha Nair (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Menasha Corporation (Neenah, WI), PepsiCo, Inc. (Purchase, NY)
Law Firm: Greensfelder, Hemker Gale, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16405370 on 05/07/2019 (469 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A stackable pallet display system includes a tray portion having a rectangular bottom wall, corner posts extending upward from corners of the tray portion and an interior divider panel extending upward from the tray portion. The tray, corner posts and interior divider wall of the system can be folded from blanks of material.

[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


Nanofiber sheet
Patent No. 10747028

Inventor(s): Chi Huynh (Richardson, TX), Masaharu Ito (Saitama, , JP)
Assignee(s): Lintec of America, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Finch Maloney PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15928675 on 03/22/2018 (880 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A nanofiber sheet is described that is composed of a substrate and a layer of oriented nanofibers. Nanofibers of the sheet can be oriented in a common direction. In some orientations, light absorbent sheets can absorb over 99.9%, and in some cases over 99.95%, of the intensity of light incident upon the sheet. Methods for fabricating a light absorbent sheet are also described.

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


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

Graphene oxide/magnesium oxide nanocomposites as superior sorbents for methylene blue removal from aqueous solutions
Patent No. 10745294

Inventor(s): Mahdi Heidarizad (Dallas, TX), S. Sevin Sengr (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15630652 on 06/22/2017 (1153 days app to issue)

Abstrait: The present invention includes a composition, method of making and method of using a composite for the removal of waste from a wastewater or a waste stream wherein the composite comprises of graphene oxide and magnesium oxide nanoparticles at a ratio of 10:1 to 1:10 weight to weight.

[C02F] TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE (processes for making harmful chemical substances harmless, or less harmful, by effecting a chemical change in the substances A62D 3/00; separation, settling tanks or filter devices B01D; special arrangements on waterborne vessels of installations for treating water, waste water or sewage, e.g. for producing fresh water, B63J; adding materials to water to prevent corrosion C23F; treating radioactively-contaminated liquids G21F 9/04) [3]


Method of mirror coating an optical article and article thereby obtained
Patent No. 10745820

Inventor(s): William Eagerton (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Essilor International (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR)
Law Firm: Young Thompson (32 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15540696 on 06/08/2015 (1898 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A method and system for manufacturing an optical article is provided. The method may comprise providing at least one ophthalmic lens substrate having a surface; applying at least one conductive coating on at least a portion the ophthalmic lens substrate; and electroplating the ophthalmic lens substrate to form a plating layer that is in a contacting relationship with the conductive coating of the optical article. Other layers may also be applied.

[C25D] PROCESSES FOR THE ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PRODUCTION OF COATINGS; ELECTROFORMING (manufacturing printed circuits by metal deposition H05K 3/18); JOINING WORKPIECES BY ELECTROLYSIS; APPARATUS THEREFOR (anodic or cathodic protection C23F 13/00; single-crystal growth C30B) [6]


Perforating systems with insensitive high explosive
Patent No. 10746002

Inventor(s): James Marshall Barker (Mansfield, TX), Thomas Earl Burky (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15501198 on 09/03/2014 (2176 days app to issue)

Abstrait: The disclosure relates to perforating systems for perforating the casing of a wellbore. The perforating systems contain insensitive high explosives. The disclosure also relates to shaped charges containing insensitive high explosives for use in such perforating systems. The disclosure further relates to methods of using such perforating systems to perforate the casing of a wellbore.

[C06B] EXPLOSIVE OR THERMIC COMPOSITIONS (blasting F42D); MANUFACTURE THEREOF; USE OF SINGLE SUBSTANCES AS EXPLOSIVES [2]


F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Tooth adapter and bucket
Patent No. 10745891

Inventor(s): Dan Yumoto (Tokyo, , JP), Shohei Ikurumi (Tokyo, , JP), Stanley Ignacio (Dallas, TX), Takanori Nagata (Tokyo, , JP)
Assignee(s): HENSLEY INDUSTRIES, INC. (Dallas, TX), KOMATSU LTD. (Tokyo, , JP)
Law Firm: Oliff PLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15906545 on 02/27/2018 (903 days app to issue)

Abstrait: The tooth adapter partly inserted into a cavity formed in a tooth to hold the tooth with respect to a bucket body includes a connection portion including a proximal end, which is an end of the tooth adapter connected to the bucket body, and an insertion portion including a distal end, which is an end of the tooth adapter inserted into the cavity. The insertion portion includes a base, and a high-hardness portion formed in a region including a surface of the insertion portion, the high-hardness portion being higher in hardness than the base.

[E02F] DREDGING; SOIL-SHIFTING (winning peat E21C 49/00)


Intermediate coupler for concrete reinforcement
Patent No. 10745916

Inventor(s): Norris Hayes (Katy, TX), Paul Hohensee (West Bend, WI), Thomas Mathews (Midlothian, TX), Tim Beaver (Sugar Land, TX)
Assignee(s): PRECISION-HAYES INTERNATIONAL INC. (Seagoville, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16402720 on 05/03/2019 (473 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A coupler may include a first chuck, the first chuck including an outer surface and first external threads and a second chuck, the second chuck including an outer surface and second external threads having a reverse orientation relative to the first external threads. The coupler may also include a coupler body including a first end, a second end, and a passageway extending between the first end and the second end, the first end secured to the first chuck, the second end secured to the second chuck, the first end including first internal threads engaging the first external threads, the second end including second internal threads engaging the second external threads.

[E04C] STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS; BUILDING MATERIALS (for bridges E01D; specially designed for insulation or other protection E04B; elements used as building aids E04G; for mining E21; for tunnels E21D; structural elements with broader range of application than for building engineering F16, particularly F16S)


Architectural terrace door
Patent No. 10745961

Inventor(s): Jeff Geier (Weston, WI)
Assignee(s): Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15807841 on 11/09/2017 (1013 days app to issue)

Abstrait: The threshold system includes a first support member secured to a walking surface, a second support member secured to the walking surface, and a thermal break joining the first support member and the second support member. A first ramp is removably coupled to the first support member. A second ramp is removably coupled to the second support member.

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


High density cluster based perforating system and method
Patent No. 10746003

Inventor(s): David S. Wesson (Fort Worth, TX), James A. Rollins (Lipan, TX), John Thomas Hardesty (Weatherford, TX), Philip Martin Snider (Tomball, TX), Wenbo Yang (Kennedale, TX)
Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16052101 on 08/01/2018 (748 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A perforating short gun for use in a horizontal well casing. The gun includes a gun carrier and a charge holder to carry shaped charges. The charge holder is inserted into the gun carrier and a selected length of the gun carrier includes internal features created therein to a depth in an inside wall of the gun carrier. The internal features are located and configured to align with a shaped charge, creating a standoff between the shaped charge and the internal feature such that when the charge is detonated it creates an opening through the internal feature.

[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]


High density cluster based perforating system and method
Patent No. 10746004

Inventor(s): David S. Wesson (Ft. Worth, TX), James A. Rollins (Lipan, TX), John Thomas Hardesty (Weatherford, TX), Philip Martin Snider (Tomball, TX), Wenbo Yang (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16285392 on 02/26/2019 (539 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A perforating gun for use in a well casing includes a gun carrier extending along a longitudinal axis; plural charges located inside the gun carrier, in groups of 3, a group of 3 charges being positioned in a first single plane transverse to the longitudinal axis; and a charge holder configured to carry the plural charges, the charge holder configured to be inserted into the gun carrier.

[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]


Flow responsiveness enhancer for a blowout preventer
Patent No. 10746205

Inventor(s): Timothy S. Steffenhagen (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO, L.P. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Porter Hedges LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15748366 on 02/03/2016 (1658 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A flow responsiveness enhancer apparatus may include a stack of manifolds with at least one manifold dedicated to each of the rams of the blowout preventer. The flow responsiveness enhancer includes a shared pressure line coupled to each of the manifolds, and a shared tank line coupled to each of the manifolds. Each manifold can include a 4-way directional valve that is piloted by the pressure levels in a pair of input ports. Each 4-way directional valve can couple the shared pressure line and the shared tank line to a pair of output ports.

[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

HVAC blower protection
Patent No. 10746186

Inventor(s): Austin Clay Styer (Plano, TX), Palanivel Subramaniam (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15669504 on 08/04/2017 (1110 days app to issue)

Abstrait: An apparatus includes a blower drive and a protection circuit. The blower drive includes a processor and a capacitor. The capacitor is electrically coupled to the processor and provides electrical power to the processor during a short circuit in the blower drive. The protection circuit is electrically coupled to the blower drive and includes a first switch, a positive temperature coefficient resistor, and a second switch. The positive temperature coefficient resistor is electrically coupled in series to the first switch. The second switch is electrically coupled in parallel to the positive temperature coefficient resistor and opens during the short circuit in the blower drive. The first switch opens after the second switch opens and after a short circuit current is below a threshold.

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


Flying object attached to a ceiling fan blade
Patent No. 10746187

Inventor(s): Jeffery J. Kacines (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Roger N. Chauza, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16219270 on 12/13/2018 (614 days app to issue)

Abstrait: An arrangement for attaching an object to a fan blade so that the orientation of the object can be adjusted to achieve a desired orientation while the fan blade is rotated by the fan. The object is attached to the bottom end of an invisible filament. The top end of the invisible filament is attached to an enlargement, such as a button. The button is captured between the fan blade and an elastic band that encircles the fan blade. The button can be manually rotated to thereby rotate the invisible filament and the object so that the object is oriented in the desired manner when rotated by the fan. The object can be of the type that flies with a natural orientation, such as a bird, airplane, space ship, etc.

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


Near field RF powered electronic valve actuator
Patent No. 10746313

Inventor(s): Daniel E Carlson (Rustburg, VA), Mark D Ollander (Forest, VA), Michael Adam Rumore (Lynchburg, VA), Paul Ralph Carpenter (Lynchburg, VA)
Assignee(s): Flowserve Management Company (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Maine Cernota Rardin (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16165040 on 10/19/2018 (669 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A near field energized electronic valve actuator includes a power receiver that enables powering of control electronics using wireless RF energy received from an external device such as a laptop computer or smart cellular telephone handset when conventional power is unavailable to the actuator, thereby enabling exchange of data between the external device and the control electronics. Embodiments further enable data exchange between the control electronics and non-volatile memory during the wireless energization. The data can be exchanged, for example, during initial configuration of the actuator before customer delivery, during an unpowered maintenance period to retrieve operational log information stored by the control electronics, and/or to retrieve valve position information measured by a position sensor and/or fault-relevant data from the actuator when power has been interrupted due to an actuator or valve failure.

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


Cooking apparatus and method for use of same
Patent No. 10746412

Inventor(s): Paul Robert Artt (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): QNC, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16783933 on 02/06/2020 (194 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A cooking apparatus and method for use of the same are disclosed that utilize forced convection and radiant heating cooking. In one embodiment, the cooking apparatus includes an oven housing defining a cooking chamber, a circulation chamber, and a catalyst chamber. The catalyst chamber is superposed to the circulation chamber and the circulation chamber is superposed to the cooking chamber. Heating elements are located in the cooking chamber and the circulation chamber. An airflow circulation loop is located between the cooking chamber and the circulation chamber. An exhaust airflow path is provided from the circulation chamber to the catalyst chamber to an exterior of the oven housing. A fan subassembly is located within the oven housing and the fan subassembly circulates convection air along the airflow circulation loop with a portion of the convection air being diverted into the exhaust airflow path.

[F24C] OTHER DOMESTIC STOVES OR RANGES; DETAILS OF DOMESTIC STOVES OR RANGES, OF GENERAL APPLICATION (radiator stoves of the fluid-circulating type F24H)


Sensor features for climate control system
Patent No. 10746424

Inventor(s): Alan E. Bennett (Denton, TX), Anna Vishinsky (Little Elm, TX), Farhad Abrishamkar (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15784914 on 10/16/2017 (1037 days app to issue)

Abstrait: According to certain embodiments, a device is configured for use in a climate control system. The device is operable to determine, based on configuration information, whether thermostat functionality of the device is enabled or disabled and whether sensor functionality of the device is enabled or disabled. The device is further operable to operate according to the configuration information. Thus, according to certain embodiments, the device can be configured as a thermostat, a sensor, or both.

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


Intelligent defrost control method
Patent No. 10746446

Inventor(s): Eric Berg (The Colony, TX), Jon Douglas (Lewisville, TX), Umesh Gokhale (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15384824 on 12/20/2016 (1337 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A method of initiating a defrost cycle using a controller of a heat pump system includes measuring a temperature of an evaporator coil and determining whether the temperature of the evaporator coil is less than a freezing temperature. Responsive to a determination that the temperature of the evaporator coil is less than the freezing temperature, determining whether a current dew point temperature of air is greater than the temperature of the evaporator coil. Responsive to a determination that the current dew point temperature of air is greater than the temperature of the evaporator coil, calculating a frost-collection rate. Determining whether the frost-collection rate is greater than a frost-collection-rate threshold, and, responsive to a determination that the frost-collection rate is greater than the frost-collection-rate threshold, initiating a defrost cycle.

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


Cooling system
Patent No. 10746447

Inventor(s): Eric Giles (Royse City, TX), Rakesh Goel (Irving, TX), Siddarth Rajan (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15825197 on 11/29/2017 (993 days app to issue)

Abstrait: An apparatus includes a microchannel heat exchanger, a load, a compressor, and a controller. The microchannel heat exchanger removes heat from a refrigerant. The load uses the refrigerant to remove heat from a space proximate the load. The compressor compresses the refrigerant from the load. The controller determines a discharge temperature of the refrigerant at the compressor and predicts a saturation temperature of the refrigerant between the compressor and the microchannel heat exchanger. The controller also determines a discharge superheat by subtracting the saturation temperature from the discharge temperature and triggers an alarm if the discharge superheat is below a threshold temperature.

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


Systems and methods for degassing and charging phase-change thermal devices
Patent No. 10746477

Inventor(s): Ercan Mehmet Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Feng Zhou (South Lyon, MI), Shailesh N. Joshi (Ann Arbor, MI), Yanghe Liu (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15288327 on 10/07/2016 (1411 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Systems and methods for degassing and charging phase-change thermal devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system includes a flask, a first shut-off valve fluidly coupled to an outlet of the flask, and a first valve fluidly coupled to the first shut-off valve by a fluid line. The system further includes a second valve fluidly coupled to the first valve, wherein the second valve is operable to be fluidly coupled to the phase-change thermal device, a second shut-off valve fluidly coupled to the second valve, a third valve fluidly coupled to the first valve, a vacuum pump fluidly coupled to the third valve, and a fluid injection device fluidly coupled to the fluid line between the first valve and the first shut-off valve. The fluid injection device draws the working fluid from the flask and injects a desired amount into the phase-change thermal device.

[F28F] DETAILS OF HEAT-EXCHANGE OR HEAT-TRANSFER APPARATUS, OF GENERAL APPLICATION (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials C09K 5/00; water or air traps, air venting F16)


P H Y S I C S

Magnetostrictive strain gauge sensor
Patent No. 10746611

Inventor(s): Dok Won Lee (Mountain View, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15835048 on 12/07/2017 (985 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A strain gauge sensor includes a substrate, at least one resistor comprising a magnetoresistive material on the substrate. The magnetoresistive material exhibits a magnetostriction coefficient that is greater than or equal to (

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


Methods of making a tubular specimen with a predetermined wrinkle defect
Patent No. 10746640

Inventor(s): Michael Burnett (Fort Worth, TX), Michael Dearman (Weatherford, TX), Wei-Yueh Lee (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15464681 on 03/21/2017 (1246 days app to issue)

Abstrait: There is a method of making a tubular specimen with a predetermined wrinkle defect including providing a layup tool with a cavity forming member having a cavity which resembles a desired shape of the at least one wrinkle; orienting a composite material around the mandrel at a wrap angle to form a closed loop; positioning a wrinkle tool on the closed loop; and/or generating at least one wrinkle with a predetermined characteristic in a portion of the closed loop to form a tubular specimen. The predetermined characteristic is at least one of the following: wrinkle location, an outward wrinkle, an inward wrinkle, a wrinkle width, a wrinkle height, and a wrinkle length. In another aspect, there is a method of offset load testing a tubular composite specimen. In a third aspect, there is a method of determining allowable defects for a composite component.

[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)


Dynamically protective scan data control
Patent No. 10746797

Inventor(s): Mudasir Shafat Kawoosa (Srinagar, , IN), Rubin Ajit Parekhji (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16390090 on 04/22/2019 (484 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A method of testing a device under test, the device under test comprising a scan chain having a number of storage elements. The method determines a representation of toggling events in a test sequence, where the test sequence is for testing the scan chain. The method also selectively times input of a bit sequence, corresponding to the test sequence, to a first storage element in the number of storage elements, and through the scan chain, in response to the determining step.

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


Multi-chip transceiver testing in a radar system
Patent No. 10746850

Inventor(s): Brian Paul Ginsburg (Allen, TX), Daniel Colum Breen (Richardson, TX), Krishnanshu Dandu (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16112351 on 08/24/2018 (725 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A radar system is provided that includes a first radar transceiver integrated circuit (IC) including transmission signal generation circuitry operable to generate a continuous wave signal and a first transmit channel coupled to the transmission generation circuitry to receive the continuous wave signal and transmit a test signal based on the continuous wave signal, and a second radar transceiver IC including a first receive channel coupled to an output of the first transmit channel of the first radar transceiver IC via a loopback path to receive the test signal from first the transmit channel, the second radar transceiver IC operable to measure phase response in the test signal.

[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


Circuits and methods for determining chirp signal linearity and phase noise of a FMCW radar
Patent No. 10746851

Inventor(s): Anjan Prasad Eswaran (Bangalore, , IN), Karthik Subburaj (Bangalore, , IN), Shankar Ram Narayanamoorthy (Bangalore, , IN), Sreekiran Samala (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14975416 on 12/18/2015 (1705 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A testing device for FMCW radar includes an input for receiving a chirp signal generated by the radar. An IQ down-converter coupled to the input down-converts the chirp signal. A digitizer extracts digitized IQ signals from the down-converted chirp signal. A processor coupled to the digitizer determines at least one of frequency linearity and phase noise of the chirp signal.

[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


Method and system for tunable gradient patterning using a shadow mask
Patent No. 10747012

Inventor(s): Nai-Wen Pi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Magic Leap, Inc. (Plantation, FL)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16705127 on 12/05/2019 (257 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A method of depositing a variable thickness material includes providing a substrate and providing a shadow mask having a first region with a first aperture dimension to aperture periodicity ratio and a second region with a second aperture dimension to aperture periodicity ratio less than the first aperture dimension to aperture periodicity ratio. The method also includes positioning the shadow mask adjacent the substrate and performing a plasma deposition process on the substrate to deposit the variable thickness material. A layer thickness adjacent the first region is greater than a layer thickness adjacent the second region.

[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]


Reference buffer with integration path, on-chip capacitor, and gain stage separate from the integration path
Patent No. 10747249

Inventor(s): Anand Kannan (Benagluru, , IN), Anand Subramanian (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16448928 on 06/21/2019 (424 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A system includes: a reference buffer coupled to an input supply voltage; an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) coupled to an output of the reference buffer; and an output capacitor coupled between the output of the reference buffer and a ground node. The reference buffer includes: an integrator; an internal capacitor coupled between an output of the integrator and the ground node; a first gain stage with an input coupled to the output of the reference buffer; and a second gain stage with an input coupled to the output of the integrator. The output of the first gain stage is combined with the output of the integrator using a combine circuit.

[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]


Circuit structure for adjusting PTAT current to compensate for process variations in device transistor
Patent No. 10747254

Inventor(s): See Taur Lee (Allen, TX), Sher Jiun Fang (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. (Grand Cayman, , KY)
Law Firm: Hoffman Warnick LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16558599 on 09/03/2019 (350 days app to issue)

Abstrait: The disclosure provides a circuit structure including a current source including at least one FDSOI transistor having a back-gate terminal, wherein the current source generates a current proportionate to an absolute temperature of the circuit structure; a first current mirror electrically coupled to the current source and a gate terminal of a device transistor, wherein the first current mirror applies a gate bias to the device transistor based on a magnitude of the current, and wherein a source or drain terminal of the device transistor includes an output current of the circuit structure; and an adjustable voltage source coupled to the back-gate terminal of the at least one FDSOI transistor of the current source, wherein the adjustable voltage source applies a selected back-gate bias voltage to the back-gate terminal of the at least one FDSOI transistor to adjust the current to compensate for process variations of the device transistor.

[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]


Save-restore in integrated circuits
Patent No. 10747466

Inventor(s): Indu Prathapan (Bangalore, , IN), Puneet Sabbarwal (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16235897 on 12/28/2018 (599 days app to issue)

Abstrait: In described examples, circuitry for saving and restoring a design block state includes first memories configured to receive, and store in different first memories in a first order, different portions of first data; and a second memory coupled to first memories. First memories with the most memory cells have N memory cells. First memories with fewer memory cells have M memory cells. When saving state, first data from different first memories is written in a second order to different corresponding regions of the second memory as second data. The second order repeats portions of the first data stored in sequentially first N mod M cells, determined using the first order, of corresponding first memories with fewer cells. When restoring state, second data is read from the second memory and stored, in the first order, in corresponding first memories; repeated portions are repeatedly stored in corresponding first memories with fewer cells.

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


Semiconductor device with pseudo flow through scheme for power savings
Patent No. 10747470

Inventor(s): Michael V. Ho (Allen, TX), Ravi Kiran Kandikonda (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15976724 on 05/10/2018 (831 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) device includes memory banks configured to store data and provide access to the stored data; and a data control circuit coupled to the memory banks, the data control circuit configured to: determine a pointer based on a received command, wherein the pointer corresponds to a target memory bank associated with the received command, and route a set of bits to or from the target memory bank using the pointer. In the long burst length and page mode operations where the array access is targeted in certain Bank Group, the pointer is generated and then allow the groups of data bits flowing through the center freely. This pseudo flow through scheme is low power and fast speed by removing the control of gating commands at each stage of the data path during Read and Write operations.

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


Managing trace information storage using pipeline instruction insertion and filtering
Patent No. 10747543

Inventor(s): David Albert Carlson (Haslet, TX)
Assignee(s): Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd. (Singapore, , SG)
Law Firm: Young Basile Hanlon MacFarlane, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16234813 on 12/28/2018 (599 days app to issue)

Abstrait: At least some instructions executed in a pipeline are each associated with corresponding trace information that characterizes execution of that instruction in the pipeline. A predetermined type of store instructions flow through a subset of contiguous stages of the pipeline. A signal is received to store a portion of the trace information. A stage before the subset of contiguous stages is stalled. A store instruction of the predetermined type is inserted into a stage at the beginning of the subset of contiguous stages to enable the store instruction to reach the memory access stage at which an operand of the store instruction including the portion of the trace information is sent out of the pipeline. The store instruction is filtered from a stage of the subset of contiguous stages that occurs earlier in the pipeline than a stage in which trace information is generated.

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


Streaming engine with deferred exception reporting
Patent No. 10747636

Inventor(s): Duc Bui (Grand Prairie, TX), Joseph Zbiciak (San Jose, CA), Kai Chirca (Dallas, TX), Timothy D Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16112996 on 08/27/2018 (722 days app to issue)

Abstrait: This invention is a streaming engine employed in a digital signal processor. A fixed data stream sequence is specified by a control register. The streaming engine fetches stream data ahead of use by a central processing unit and stores it in a stream buffer. Upon occurrence of a fault reading data from memory, the streaming engine identifies the data element triggering the fault preferably storing this address in a fault address register. The streaming engine defers signaling the fault to the central processing unit until this data element is used as an operand. If the data element is never used by the central processing unit, the streaming engine never signals the fault. The streaming engine preferably stores data identifying the fault in a fault source register. The fault address register and the fault source register are preferably extended control registers accessible only via a debugger.

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


Methods, systems, apparatuses and devices for facilitating execution of test cases
Patent No. 10747657

Inventor(s): JayaSudha Yedalla (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16243818 on 01/09/2019 (587 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Disclosed herein is a system for facilitating execution of test cases, in accordance with some embodiments. Accordingly, the system may include a communication device configured for receiving a first test case data including a plurality of first test steps and a second test case data including a plurality of second test steps. Further, the system may include a processing device configured for identifying a common test step between the plurality of first test steps and the plurality of second test steps. Further, the processing device may be configured for generating a plurality of first test results associated with the plurality of first test steps based on execution of the plurality of first test steps. Further, the system may include a storage device configured for storing the plurality of first test results in association with the plurality of first test steps.

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


Memory-efficient object address mapping in a tiered data structure
Patent No. 10747676

Inventor(s): Brian W. O”Krafka (Austin, TX), Evgeniy Firsov (Palo Alto, CA), Frederic H. Tudor (Evanston, IL), Johann George (Sunnyvale, CA), Manavalan Krishnan (Fremont, CA), Niranjan Patre Neelakanta (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15208531 on 07/12/2016 (1498 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Systems, methods and/or devices are used to perform memory-efficient mapping of block/object addresses. In one aspect, a method of managing a storage system having one or more storage devices includes a tiered data structure in which each node has a logical ID and entries in the nodes reference other nodes in the tiered data structure using the logical IDs. As a result, when a child node is updated and stored to a new location, but retains its logical ID, its parent node does not need to be updated, because the logical ID in the entry referencing the child node remains unchanged. Further, the storage system uses a secondary mapping table to translate the logical IDs to the corresponding physical locations of the corresponding nodes. Additionally, the secondary mapping table is cached in volatile memory, and as a result, the physical location of a required node is determined without accessing non-volatile memory.

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


Image processing accelerator
Patent No. 10747692

Inventor(s): Anish Reghunath (Plano, TX), Anthony Lell (San Antonio, TX), Brian Chae (Duluth, GA), Hetul Sanghvi (Richardson, TX), Jason A. T. Jones (Richmond, TX), Mihir Mody (Bengaluru, , IN), Niraj Nandan (Plano, TX), Rajasekhar
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16234508 on 12/27/2018 (600 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A processing accelerator includes a shared memory, and a stream accelerator, a memory-to-memory accelerator, and a common DMA controller coupled to the shared memory. The stream accelerator is configured to process a real-time data stream, and to store stream accelerator output data generated by processing the real-time data stream in the shared memory. The memory-to-memory accelerator is configured to retrieve input data from the shared memory, to process the input data, and to store, in the shared memory, memory-to-memory accelerator output data generated by processing the input data. The common DMA controller is configured to retrieve stream accelerator output data from the shared memory and transfer the stream accelerator output data to memory external to the processing accelerator; and to retrieve the memory-to-memory accelerator output data from the shared memory and transfer the memory-to-memory accelerator output data to memory external to the processing accelerator.

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


Semiconductor device with a time multiplexing mechanism for size efficiency
Patent No. 10747693

Inventor(s): Michael V. Ho (Allen, TX), Ravi Kiran Kandikonda (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15976726 on 05/10/2018 (831 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A memory device includes a first set of data input/output (I/O) devices configured to communicate a first portion of a data unit to or from an external controller; a second set of data I/O devices configured to communicate a second portion of the data unit to or from the external controller; a data control circuit can share the internal global data lines by multiplexing the timings of the first and second sets of data I/O devices, the data control circuit configured to route the data unit according to a data operation corresponding to the data unit; and a shared data bus coupling both the first set of data I/O devices and the second set of data I/O devices to the data control circuit, the shared data bus configured to relay both the first portion and the second portion of the data unit.

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


Methods and apparatus for a distributed database within a network
Patent No. 10747753

Inventor(s): Leemon C. Baird, III (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Swirlds, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Cooley LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15906668 on 02/27/2018 (903 days app to issue)

Abstrait: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes an instance of a distributed database at a first compute device configured to be included within a set of compute devices that implement the distributed database. The apparatus also includes a processor configured to define a first event linked to a first set of events. The processor is configured to receive, from a second compute device from the set of compute devices, a signal representing a second event (1) defined by the second compute device and (2) linked to a second set of events. The processor is configured to identify an order associated with a third set of events based at least one a result of a protocol. The processor is configured to store in the instance of the distributed database the order associated with the third set of events.

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


Media content recommendation and user interface generation
Patent No. 10747803

Inventor(s): Haripriya Srinivasaraghavan (Plano, TX), Praveen Kumar Bandaru (Irving, TX), Senthil K. Raghavan (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing, Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16052255 on 08/01/2018 (748 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which a personalized content recommendation system determines a content-offering value (COV) for each title of content identified in a content catalog, wherein the COVs indicate terms of offerings to a user for consuming each title of content; calculate, for each title of content, a content-relevance value (CRV), wherein the CRV indicates respective relevancies of each title of content to the user; calculate, for each title of content, a cost-content sensitivity index (CCSI) value indicative of the user”s relative cost and content sensitivities, wherein the CCSI value is calculated for a time-of-day parameter or a content-genre parameter for consuming each title of content; calculate, for each title of content, a cost-content tradeoff score (CCTS) based on the COV, CRV, and CCSI value; and identify k number of titles of content having the highest CCTS.

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


Data trend analysis based on real-time data aggregation
Patent No. 10747818

Inventor(s): Amrita Dasgupta (Dallas, TX), Bhargav Aditya Ayyagari (Plano, TX), Jimmy Autin Carroll (Plano, TX), Maruthi Shanmugam (Plano, TX), Prejish Thomas (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16042636 on 07/23/2018 (757 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A system for performing data trend analysis is disclosed. The disclosed system categorizes a number of transaction records based on their associated merchant IDs. For each of the merchant ID, the system determines whether the determined number of transaction records exceeds a pre-determined threshold. In response to identifying a merchant ID with the determined number of transaction records that exceeds the pre-determined threshold, the system identifies a location associated with the merchant ID and generates a trending notification indicating a transaction burst. The system then identifies a set of users located in the location that have a transaction history with the merchant ID and sends the trending notification to the set of users.

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


Systems and methods for single page application server side renderer
Patent No. 10747828

Inventor(s): Liju Mathews (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15937242 on 03/27/2018 (875 days app to issue)

Abstrait: This system and method relate generally to search engine optimization, and more particularly to systems and methods for single page application server side renderers. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for single page application server-side rendering is disclosed. In this method embodiment, a web server receives a request via a computer network. The web server determines that the request is a crawler request, and that the request includes a uniform resource locator for a single page web application. The web server then executes, after determining that the request is a crawler request, a single page application server side renderer. The web server generates a crawler response using the single page application server side renderer, and provides the crawler response in response to the received request.

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


Application-governed link opening system and method
Patent No. 10747853

Inventor(s): Robert Paul Morris (Madison, GA)
Assignee(s): VULPECULA, LLC (Allen, TX)
Law Firm: The Caldwell Firm, LLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16695168 on 11/25/2019 (267 days app to issue)

Abstrait: In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method is provided, comprising: developing at least a portion of a particular application that is configured to be installed on at least one device including an operating system, a web browser, and another application; developing a web page that includes a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) link; causing the web page that includes the HTTP link to be hosted by at least one server in connection with a web site; causing to be stored, in connection with the particular application, first information identifying at least one aspect of the web site; causing to be stored, at the at least one server, second information identifying the particular application; via at least one network, receiving, at the at least one server and from the at least one device, a first request initiated via the web browser of the at least one device; and in response to the first request, serving, to the at least one device via the at least one network, the web page that includes the HTTP link such that, in response to a selection of the HTTP link via the web browser of the at least one device, the HTTP link causes the operating system to: based on a first result of an analysis involving the first information and the second information, open the HTTP link utilizing the particular application of the at least one device, and based on a second result of the analysis involving the first information and the second information, open the HTTP link utilizing the web browser

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


Cognitive security adjustments based on the user
Patent No. 10747862

Inventor(s): Romelia Flores (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Brown Michaels, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15836253 on 12/08/2017 (984 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Different security changes are applied based on the user status, such as emotional state, level of attention and biometrics. A security change can be applied that will automatically logoff the user from the system or from applications of the device, depending of the user”s detected status, applying different security profiles at a software level, without disabling hardware.

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


Method for generating a simulation model to evaluate aircraft flight systems
Patent No. 10747917

Inventor(s): Jason M. Tardy (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15345816 on 11/08/2016 (1379 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A method for generating a simulation model to evaluate a flight control system including determining at least one high level requirement for an aircraft flight system during a non-automated engineering process; generating at least one specification of the high level requirement; generating a model computer-readable program code based on the at least one specification; executing the model computer-readable program code to generate a model code unit; executing the model code unit to generate a procedure document; executing the model code unit to perform a simulation method to generate a bench test computer-readable program code: executing the bench test computer-readable program code on a bench test computing device to generate a simulation output; and comparing the simulation output to the at least one specification of the high level requirement to generate a pass or fail result.

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


Channel-less integrated circuit layout wiring for chips including a plurality of partitions
Patent No. 10747933

Inventor(s): Chetan Bisht (Duluth, GA), Harry Scrivener, III (Lawrenceville, GA)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16160780 on 10/15/2018 (673 days app to issue)

Abstrait: An integrated circuit system-on-chip (SOC) includes a semiconductor substrate, a plurality of components made up of transistors formed in the substrate, and a plurality of interconnection lines providing electrical connectivity among the components. Use of a channel-less design eliminates interconnection channels on the top surface of the chip. Instead, interconnection lines are abutted to one another in a top layer of metallization, thus preserving 5-10% of chip real estate. Clock buffers that are typically positioned along interconnection channels between components are instead located within regions of the substrate that contain the components. Design rules for channel-less integrated circuits permit feed-through interconnections and exclude multi-fanout interconnections.

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


Method of analyzing objects in images recorded by a camera of a head mounted device
Patent No. 10748021

Inventor(s): Hideo Tamama (Allen, TX), Injoon Hong (Plano, TX), Seok-Jun Lee (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-Si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15977236 on 05/11/2018 (830 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A method of analyzing objects in images recorded by a camera of a head mounted device is disclosed. The method comprises performing eye tracking while recording the images; determining a region of interest of an image based upon the eye tracking; generating a bounding box based upon the region of interest; cropping an image based upon the bounding box to generate a cropped image; performing a fine cropping of the cropped image; and detecting an object in the cropped image. An electronic device for analyzing objects in images recorded by a camera of a head mounted device is also disclosed.

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


Simultaneous localization and mapping with reinforcement learning
Patent No. 10748061

Inventor(s): Wei Jiang (Santa Clara, CA), Wei Wang (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15383804 on 12/19/2016 (1338 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A robotic device is disclose as having deep reinforcement learning capability. The device includes non-transitory memory comprising instructions and one or more processors in communication with the memory. The instructions cause the one or more processors to receive a sensing frame, from a sensor, comprising an image. The processors then determine a movement transition based on the sensing frame and the deep reinforcement learning, wherein the deep reinforcement learning uses at least one of a map coverage reward, a map quality reward, or a traversability reward to determine the movement transition. The processors then update an area map based on the sensing frame and the deep reinforcement learning using a visual simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) process to determine the map updates.

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


Method and apparatus for energy efficient probabilistic context awareness of a mobile or wearable device user by switching between a single sensor and multiple sensors
Patent No. 10748075

Inventor(s): Arun Kumar (New Delhi, , IN), Ghanapriya Singh (New Delhi, , IN), Indra Narayan Kar (New Delhi, , IN), Kashif R. J. Meer (New Delhi, , IN), Mahesh Chowdhary (San Jose, CA), Rajendar Bahl (New Delhi, , IN)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Crowe Dunlevy (Local + 7 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15299656 on 10/21/2016 (1397 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Disclosed herein is a method of operating an electronic device. The method includes activating a first sensing device, and determining a first probabilistic context of the electronic device relative to its surroundings. The method includes outputting the first probabilistic context, and determining a confidence measure of the first probabilistic context. Where the confidence measure of the first probabilistic context is below a threshold, the method includes activating a second sensing device, determining a second probabilistic context of the electronic device relative to its surroundings. outputting the second probabilistic context, and determining a confidence measure of the second probabilistic context. Where the confidence measure of the second probabilistic context is above the threshold, the second sensing device is deactivated and the method returns to determining the first probabilistic context.

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


Determining even-spaced quantiles for network optimization
Patent No. 10748087

Inventor(s): Daniel Muzich (Phoenix, AZ), James Fox (Phoenix, AZ), Julianne Bowles (Tempe, AZ), Marcial Lapp (Tempe, AZ), Randeep Ramamurthy (Phoenix, AZ), Thomas Trenga (Mesa, AZ), Yuxi Xiao (Tempe, AZ)
Assignee(s): AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15823888 on 11/28/2017 (994 days app to issue)

Abstrait: The system determines even-spaced quantiles for network optimization. The system may utilize authorization level to expected network conversion. The system may be used in connection with yield management systems, inventory control systems, or revenue management systems.

[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]


Determining an inventory target for a node of a supply chain
Patent No. 10748096

Inventor(s): Adeel Najmi (Plano, TX), Mehdi Sheikhzadeh (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Blue Yonder Group, Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ)
Law Firm: Spencer Fane LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15865575 on 01/09/2018 (952 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Determining an inventory target for a node of a supply chain includes calculating a demand stock for satisfying a demand over supply lead time at the node of the supply chain, and calculating a demand variability stock for satisfying a demand variability of the demand over supply lead time at the node. A demand bias of the demand at the node is established. An inventory target for the node is determined based on the demand stock and the demand variability stock in accordance with the demand bias.

[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 transforming a component business model
Patent No. 10748103

Inventor(s): Siddharth N. Purohit (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15044492 on 02/16/2016 (1645 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Seamless transition from a Component Business Model (CBM) to a Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) is achieved by converting a tabular representation of a CBM Heat Map to a Unified Modeling Language (UML) representation, and automatically converting the UML representation of a CBM Heat Map to a first iteration of input used during the subsequent SOA solution development using Service Oriented Modeling and Architecture (SOMA).

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


Systems, methods, and apparatuses for managing aerial drone parcel transfers
Patent No. 10748107

Inventor(s): Nicolaas Stoman (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): INGAR LLC (Southlake, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15798949 on 10/31/2017 (1022 days app to issue)

Abstrait: An aerial drone parcel delivery/transfer management system includes an aerial drone parcel delivery/transfer management server (ADPTMS) and a plurality of aerial drone landing pads (ADLPs). Each ADLP has a corresponding ADLP address with a unique ADLP identifier (e.g., a manufacturing serial number); most-recently known ADLP geolocation data (e.g., geospatial coordinates); and possibly most-recently known ADLP elevation data. The ADPTMS communicates with order management/fulfillment servers associated with online stores, which communicates with aerial drone parcel delivery/transfer services for dispatching aerial drones to particular ADLPs corresponding to particular ADLP addresses as part of online orders fulfillment. An ADLP presents a machine readable code such as a quick response (QR) code that is captured by an aerial drone and processed to verify the ADLP”s identity. An ADLP can output local RF and/or optical guiding signals to aid aerial drone navigation to the ADLP.

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


Display board with electronic display and methods for use therewith
Patent No. 10748120

Inventor(s): Robert M. Kennard (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Garlick Markison (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15070658 on 03/15/2016 (1617 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A display board includes service display areas. Each service display area includes a name of a service and a delivery mechanism configured to contain contact information handouts corresponding to an entity that performs the service. The display board also includes an electronic display, which displays a contact information stream corresponding to the information provided in the contact information handouts contained in the delivery mechanisms.

[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]


Location aware trust-based peer-to-peer currency exchange
Patent No. 10748143

Inventor(s): Hung Tack Kwan (Grand Prairie, TX), Jeff L. Edgington (Keller, TX), Kristina E. Jones (Dallas, TX), Shiju Mathai (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14945811 on 11/19/2015 (1734 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Embodiments of the invention provide for a location aware trust based currency exchange. A method for location aware trust based currency exchange includes receiving in a mobile device on behalf of an end user a request to conduct a peer-to-peer currency exchange transaction. A database is then queried for a listing of partners geographically proximate to a location indicated by the request, the listing including both a trust value for each of the partners indicative of a trustworthiness for a corresponding one of the partners and also an exchange rate offered for each of the partners. The listing is then displayed in the mobile device. Finally, in response to the end user selecting one of the partners in the listing, a message is transmitted to the selected one of the partners indicating a desire by the end user to conduct the peer-to-peer currency exchange transaction.

[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]


Tamper-resistant secure methods, systems and apparatuses for credit and debit transactions
Patent No. 10748146

Inventor(s): Paul Minutillo (Allen, TX), Sarah McCrary (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): HEARTLAND PAYMENT SYSTEMS, LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Leffler Intellectual Property Law, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 12816356 on 06/15/2010 (3717 days app to issue)

Abstrait: An electronic payment transaction involves operating a gateway device in an electronic payment system to receive first encrypted transaction data from a merchant device, wherein the first encrypted transaction data is encrypted by means of a merchant device-specific encrypting key. Decrypted transaction data is produced by using a merchant device-specific decrypting key to decrypt the first encrypted transaction data. Second encrypted transaction data is derived from the decrypted transaction data, wherein the second encrypted transaction data is encrypted by means of a gateway device-specific encrypting key. The gateway device communicates the second encrypted transaction data to another electronic payment system server. A key transmission block received from the merchant device includes information that enables the gateway device to derive the merchant device-specific decryption key.

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


System and method for managing computing resource orders
Patent No. 10748161

Inventor(s): Donald Norbeck, Jr. (Lafayette Hill, PA), James A. Ellers (Portland, OR), Joshua L. Bonczkowski (Apex, NC), Kendrick A. Coleman (Louisville, KY), Praphul Krottapalli (Cary, NC), Ryan J. Andersen (Belmont, MA)
Assignee(s): VCE IP Holding Company LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14588021 on 12/31/2014 (2057 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A system for determining when to order computing resources includes one or more processors to receive a request to determine when to order computing resources for a computing environment, receive at least one report for the computing environment, the report detailing past usage of at least one object included in the computing environment over a period of time, compute future usage of the at least one object included in the computing environment based on estimated growth of utilization of the at least one object included in the computing environment using data in the at least one usage report, determine at least one recommended reorder point for an upgrade to the at least one object and at least one recommended upgrade for the computing environment based on the past usage, the future usage, and a time to complete and deploy the at least one recommended upgrade to the computing environment.

[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]


Database image matching using machine learning with output estimation
Patent No. 10748195

Inventor(s): Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Richard Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Michael Wylie (Carrollton, 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: 16010380 on 06/15/2018 (795 days app to issue)

Abstrait: The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and computer readable media for processing an image including a vehicle using machine learning. The systems can include determining a location of the client device. The systems can further include receiving a first image of a vehicle from an image sensor of the client device and matching, using machine learning, the first image to one or more images of vehicles in a vehicle database to identify the vehicle. The vehicle database can list vehicles located at the determined location of the client device and images of the vehicles. The systems can include retrieving vehicle information from the vehicle database, based on the identified vehicle, and obtaining comparison information based at least in part on the vehicle information. The systems can include estimating a quote for the vehicle based on the comparison information and transmitting the estimated quote for display on the client 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]


Mobile system for generating a damaged vehicle insurance estimate
Patent No. 10748216

Inventor(s): John Martin Smith, Jr. (Escondido, CA)
Assignee(s): Audatex North America, Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14513027 on 10/13/2014 (2136 days app to issue)

Abstrait: An apparatus and method for generating a damaged vehicle estimate for a damaged vehicle. A mobile device is used to capture a photo image of the damaged vehicle and receive vehicle information from a user. The mobile device displays a graphical image of the damaged vehicle. A user can provide input on the graphical image that indicates a location of damage on the damaged vehicle. The photo image, marked graphical image and the vehicle information are transferred from the mobile device to a computer where a damaged vehicle estimate is generated. The damaged vehicle estimate is transferred to the mobile device and displayed to a user.

[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 tracking of deployed units
Patent No. 10748395

Inventor(s): Vikram Patil (Bangalore, , IN), Vivek Kangralkar (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Vivek Kangralkar (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: MB IP Analysts, LLC (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16512933 on 07/16/2019 (399 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A tracker apparatus, and method for tracking deployable units. The tracker apparatus includes a first sensor group having a first power consumption profile; a second sensor group having a second power consumption profile; a communication circuit having a first network interface for communicating with a control server; an energy storage; a processing circuitry; and a memory, wherein the memory includes instructions that, when executed by the processing circuitry, configure the tracker apparatus to: trigger the processing circuitry to awaken from a low power mode in response to a first input from a first sensor of the first sensor group exceeding a first threshold; activate a second sensor of the second sensor group in response to the first input corresponding to an unauthorized movement; and activate a tracking mode of the tracker apparatus, in response to a second input from the second sensor corresponding to an unauthorized movement.

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


Proximity-based vehicle tagging
Patent No. 10748423

Inventor(s): Jaya Bharath R. Goluguri (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16201119 on 11/27/2018 (630 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A system for tagging a vehicle generally includes a vehicle comprising a vehicle identification module comprising a user input processing module configured to receive an initiation communication comprising a data set that includes both target vehicle identifying data and target vehicle status information. The target vehicle status information includes at least an operative defect of a target vehicle. The system comprises a vehicle location database comprising identification information of a plurality of potential target vehicles. The system comprises a server comprising a server validation module configured to: interrogate the vehicle location database for the identification information; and identify the target vehicle of the plurality of potential target vehicles based on the target vehicle identifying data. The server comprises a recipient determination module configured to: analyze the target vehicle status information to determine at least one target information recipient; and transmit a notification signal to the target information recipient.

[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]


Aircraft node of a decentralized airspace management system
Patent No. 10748429

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Bosworth (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16691540 on 11/21/2019 (271 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable storage media for airspace management within an airspace region at a node of a peer to peer network having a plurality of nodes and maintaining a blockchain containing a current deconflicted flight schedule for the airspace region. One method includes receiving requests for airspace reservations, each including flight plan data, from other nodes over the peer to peer network, compiling the flight plan data to identify conflicts between the requests and the current deconflicted flight schedule, validating the flight plan data of the requests that do not conflict with the current deconflicted flight schedule to generate validated airspace reservations, creating a block containing the validated airspace reservations and interlinking the block with the blockchain such that the blockchain contains a new deconflicted flight schedule for the airspace region for broadcast to the other nodes over the peer to peer network.

[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]


Methods and apparatus for low cost voice activity detector
Patent No. 10748557

Inventor(s): David Patrick Magee (Allen, TX), Ganesan Thiagarajan (Bangalore, , IN), Tarkesh Pande (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16460651 on 07/02/2019 (413 days app to issue)

Abstrait: In described examples, a method for detecting voice activity includes: receiving a first input signal containing noise; sampling the first input signal to form noise samples; determining a first value corresponding to the noise samples; subsequently receiving a second input signal; sampling the second input signal to form second signal samples; determining a second value corresponding to the second signal samples; forming a ratio of the second value to the first value; comparing the ratio to a predetermined threshold value; and responsive to the comparing, indicating whether voice activity is detected in the second input signal.

[G10L] SPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEECH OR VOICE PROCESSING; SPEECH OR AUDIO CODING OR DECODING [4]


Memory device with different bits per cell on different word lines in a block
Patent No. 10748619

Inventor(s): Liang Li (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16406605 on 05/08/2019 (468 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Techniques are described for configuring a memory device with parameters for multiple operating modes including M-bit per cell and N-bit per cell operating modes. The parameters can be stored in ROM storage locations of the memory device and loaded into registers when powering on the memory device. The parameters can be accessed by a state machine based on command sequences receive from a controller. The command sequences can include one or more prefix commands which specify the operating mode, e.g., the number of bits per cell, commands which specify a type of an operation, and an address of memory cells on which the operation is to be performed. The state machine can easily switch between accessing parameters for different modes without the controller including the parameters in the command sequences.

[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)


State adaptive predictive programming
Patent No. 10748622

Inventor(s): Gerrit Jan Hemink (San Ramon, CA), Henry Chin (Fremont, CA), Lei Lin (Fremont, CA), Tai-Yuan Tseng (Milpitas, CA), Zhuojie Li (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16283464 on 02/22/2019 (543 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Techniques are provided for predictively programming of non-volatile memory, which may reduce the number of verify operations. In one aspect, a programming circuit is configured to program memory cells to a verify low voltage and to program a set of the memory cells to target states. The set comprises memory cells having a threshold voltage between the verify low voltage and a verify high voltage. To program the set of the memory cells to the target states, the programming circuit is configured to apply two or more program pulses to memory cells in the set without verifying whether the memory cells have reached their respective target states, including: apply a first and second program enable voltages to the bit lines associated with the memory cells having different strengths.

[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)


Reducing neighbor word line interference in a two-tier memory device by modifying word line programming order
Patent No. 10748627

Inventor(s): Hong-Yan Chen (San Jose, CA), Yingda Dong (Los Altos, CA), Zhengyi Zhang (Mountain View, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16229639 on 12/21/2018 (606 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Techniques for reducing neighbor word line interference (NWI) of memory cells which are formed in a two-tier stack having a lower tier and an upper tier separated by an interface. In one approach, an upward word line programming order is used for a top portion of the top tier, and a downward word line programming order is used for a bottom portion of the top tier and for the bottom tier. Additionally, for memory cells which receive NWI from both adjacent word lines, options include programming fewer bits per cell, performing multi-pass programming and/or use lower verify voltages. Options also include increasing a control gate length of the memory cells and increasing a height of a dielectric region adjacent to the memory cells.

[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)


Three-dimensional memory device containing bond pad-based power supply network for a source line and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10748894

Inventor(s): James Kai (Santa Clara, CA), Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA), Kwang-Ho Kim (Pleasanton, 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: 16251954 on 01/18/2019 (578 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A memory die includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a substrate, memory stack structures extending through the alternating stack, source regions located on, or in, the substrate, and at least one memory-side bonding pad electrically connected to the source regions. A logic die includes a power supply circuit configured to generate a supply voltage for the source regions, and at least one logic-side bonding pad electrically connected to the power supply circuit through a network of logic-side metal interconnect structures. The memory die is bonded to the logic die. The network of logic-side metal interconnect structures distributes source power from the power supply circuit over an entire area of the memory stack structures and transmits the source power to the memory die through bonded pairs of memory-side bonding pads and logic-side bonding pads.

[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)


Through-lid communication radio for a water meter and water meter assembly
Patent No. 10749241

Inventor(s): Danny Padron (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Diehl Metering GmbH (Ansbach, , DE)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15902334 on 02/22/2018 (908 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A communication radio for a water meter includes an antenna housing, a bracket integrally connected to the antenna housing, and an electronics housing pivotably connected to the bracket. A water meter assembly includes a water meter box having a lid with an inner surface, an outer surface and a hole formed in the lid, a water meter disposed in the water meter box, and a communication radio. The communication radio includes an antenna housing disposed on the outer surface of the lid, a bracket disposed on the inner surface of the lid and fixedly connected to the antenna housing through the hole, and an electronics housing connected to the bracket inside the water meter box in a pivotable manner for preventing contact between the electronics housing and the water meter.

[G01D] MEASURING NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEASURING TWO OR MORE VARIABLES NOT COVERED BY A SINGLE OTHER SUBCLASS; TARIFF METERING APPARATUS; TRANSFERRING OR TRANSDUCING ARRANGEMENTS NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; MEASURING OR TESTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Modifying signal associations in complex computing networks
Patent No. 10749915

Inventor(s): Jeffrey W. Mankoff (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Baker McKenzie LLP (Local + 5 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16278090 on 02/16/2019 (549 days app to issue)

Abstrait: This disclosure is directed to an apparatus for modifying a temporal signal association in a complex computing network such that a future computing operation is executed based on the modified signal association.

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


Transparent display panel cooling
Patent No. 10750645

Inventor(s): John Charles Ehmke (Garland, TX), Scott Patrick Overmann (Parker, TX), Sean Christopher O”Brien (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORTED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16218468 on 12/12/2018 (615 days app to issue)

Abstrait: In described examples, an image-generating panel is arranged for modulating a projection beam to include a modulated optical image. A cooling device is arranged to transfer heat received from the image-generating panel to a heat sink. The cooling device is arranged to receive the projection beam on a first side and to transmit the projection beam from a second side. The heat received from the image-generating panel can include heat generated by the image-generating panel in response to incidental sunlight.

[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]


E L E C T R I C I T Y

Devices and methods for detecting USB devices attached to a USB charging port
Patent No. 10746766

Inventor(s): Jean Picard (Hooksett, NH)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15860373 on 01/02/2018 (959 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Methods and devices for detecting USB devices attached to a USB charging port including a USB port having a first data line D+, a second data line D, and a power line are disclosed. A USB device is attached to the USB port; applying power to the USB device by the power line; applying a first voltage to the line D+ at the USB port by a first impedance; applying a second voltage to the line D at the USB port by a second impedance. The voltages on the line D+ and the line D are then monitored at the USB port. If the voltage on the line D+ is approximately equal to a first predetermined value for a predetermined period and the voltage on the line D is below a second predetermined value, then the USB device is determined to be of an alpha type device.

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


Fully differential current sensing
Patent No. 10746778

Inventor(s): Dattatreya Baragur Suryanarayana (Bedford, NH), Muthusubramanian Venkateswaran (Bengaluru, , IN), Preetam Tadeparthy (Bangalore, , IN), Sudeep Banerji (Manchester, NH), Vikas Lakhanpal (Bangalore, , IN), Vikram Gakhar (Bangalore,
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16425449 on 05/29/2019 (447 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A current detection system includes an inductor and a detection circuit coupled across the inductor. The inductor is configured to receive an input signal that includes an input current and generate a voltage across the inductor. The current detection circuit includes a sensing network and a transconductance amplifier. The sensing network includes a capacitor and is configured to monitor a voltage across the inductor. The transconductance amplifier is configured to receive a differential voltage indicative of a voltage drop across the capacitor and output a differential output current proportional to the differential 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]


Power MOSFET with a deep source contact
Patent No. 10746890

Inventor(s): Frank Baiocchi (Allentown, PA), Furen Lin (Chengdu, , CN), Haian Lin (Bethlehem, PA), Lark Liu (Chengdu, , CN), Wei Song (Chengdu, , CN), Yunlong Liu (Chengdu, , CN), ZiQiang Zhao (Chengdu, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16101867 on 08/13/2018 (736 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A method of forming an electronic device includes forming a plurality of closed loops over a semiconductor substrate. Each closed loop has a first and a second polysilicon gate structure joined at first and second ends. Each closed loop includes an inner portion and an end portion. In the inner portion the first polysilicon gate structure runs about parallel to the second polysilicon gate structure. In the outer portion the first polysilicon gate structure converges with the second polysilicon gate structure. The method further includes forming a plurality of trench contacts. Each of the trench contacts is located between a respective pair of closed loops, passes through an epitaxial layer and contacts the substrate. The length of the trench contacts is no greater than the length of the inner portions.

[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]


Dynamic biasing to mitigate electrical stress in integrated resistors
Patent No. 10748818

Inventor(s): Andrew Strachan (Santa Clara, CA), James Robert Todd (Plano, TX), Steven Loveless (Sachse, TX), Tathagata Chatterjee (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16231243 on 12/21/2018 (606 days app to issue)

Abstrait: In various examples, a method and apparatus are provided to achieve dynamic biasing to mitigate electrical stress. Described examples include a device includes a first resistor portion having a first terminal and a second terminal, and a second resistor portion having a third terminal and a fourth terminal. The device also includes a well in a substrate proximate to the first resistor portion and the second resistor portion and an insulating layer between the well and the first resistor portion and the second resistor portion. The device also includes a transistor having a control terminal coupled to the second terminal of the first resistor portion and the third terminal of the second resistor portion, the transistor having a first current-handling terminal coupled to a first voltage and a second current-handling terminal coupled to a current source and to the well.

[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]


Packaged semiconductor devices for high voltage with die edge protection
Patent No. 10748827

Inventor(s): Anindya Poddar (Sunnyvale, CA), Vivek Arora (San Jose, CA), Woochan Kim (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16120922 on 09/04/2018 (714 days app to issue)

Abstrait: In a described example a device includes: a first corner formed between a circuit side surface of a semiconductor die and a first sidewall formed with a first depth extending along a side of the semiconductor die from the circuit side surface; a ledge having a planar surface formed parallel to the circuit side surface of the semiconductor die formed at the first depth from the circuit side surface at the first corner, and being perpendicular to the first sidewall; a second corner formed by an intersection of the planar surface of the ledge and a scribe lane sidewall of the semiconductor die, forming a second sidewall perpendicular to the circuit side surface; and portions of the circuit side surface of the semiconductor die, the first corner, the first sidewall, and the planar surface of the ledge covered by a passivation 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]


Semiconductor devices having metal posts for stress relief at flatness discontinuities
Patent No. 10748863

Inventor(s): Guangxu Li (Allen, TX), Jaimal Mallory Williamson (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15835197 on 12/07/2017 (985 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A semiconductor device includes a first body having a first coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) and a first surface, a third body having a third CTE and a third surface facing the first surface, and a fourth surface at an angle with respect to the third surface defining an edge of the third body, and a second body having a second CTE higher than the first and the third CTE, the second body contacting the first and the third surfaces. A post having a fourth CTE lower than the second CTE, transects the second body and contacts the edge.

[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]


Power and temperature management for functional blocks implemented by a 3D stacked integrated circuit
Patent No. 10748874

Inventor(s): Tony M. Brewer (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig (27 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16169915 on 10/24/2018 (664 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A three-dimensional stacked integrated circuit (3D SIC) having a non-volatile memory die, a volatile memory die, a logic die, and a thermal management component. The non-volatile memory die, the volatile memory die, the logic die, and the thermal management component are stacked. The thermal management component can be stacked in between the non-volatile memory die and the logic die, stacked in between the volatile memory die and the logic die, or both.

[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]


SRAM cell with T-shaped contact
Patent No. 10748913

Inventor(s): Scott W. Jessen (Allen, TX), Theodore W. Houston (Richardson, TX), Thomas J. Aton (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16225124 on 12/19/2018 (608 days app to issue)

Abstrait: An integrated circuit containing an array of SRAM cells with T-shaped contacts in the inverters, in which drain connecting segments may extend beyond gate connecting segments by a distance greater than 10 percent of a separation distance between ends of opposite drain connecting segments. The drain connecting segments may also extend beyond gate connecting segments by a distance greater than one-third of the width of the gate connecting segments. A process of forming an integrated circuit containing an array of SRAM cells with T-shaped contacts in which drain connecting segments may extend beyond gate connecting segments by a distance greater than 10 percent of a separation distance between ends of opposite drain connecting segments. A process may also form the drain connecting segments to extend beyond gate connecting segments by greater than one-third of the width of the gate connecting segments.

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


Multi-tier three-dimensional memory devices containing annular dielectric spacers within memory openings and methods of making the same
Patent No. 10748919

Inventor(s): Dai Iwata (Yokkaichi, , JP), Hiroyuki Ogawa (Yokkaichi, , JP), Kazutaka Yoshizawa (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yasuaki Yonemochi (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGY LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15989905 on 05/25/2018 (816 days app to issue)

Abstrait: An annular dielectric spacer can be formed at a level of a joint-level dielectric material layer between vertically neighboring pairs of alternating stacks of insulating layers and spacer material layers. After formation of a memory opening through multiple alternating stacks and formation of a memory film therein, an anisotropic etch can be performed to remove a horizontal bottom portion of the memory film. The annular dielectric spacer can protect underlying portions of the memory film during the anisotropic etch. In addition, a silicon nitride barrier may be employed to suppress hydrogen diffusion at an edge region of peripheral devices.

[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 channels with laterally pegged dielectric cores
Patent No. 10748925

Inventor(s): Manabu Kakazu (Yokkaichi, , JP), Masanori Tsutsumi (Yokkaichi, , JP), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Senaka Kanakamedala (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: 16268183 on 02/05/2019 (560 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A three-dimensional memory device includes a vertical semiconductor channel surrounding a vertical dielectric core. Laterally extending dielectric pegs structurally support the vertical semiconductor channel and the vertical dielectric core. The vertical semiconductor channel may be a single crystalline semiconductor channel.

[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 drain-select-level isolation structures and method of making the same
Patent No. 10748927

Inventor(s): James Kai (Santa Clara, CA), Masanori Tsutsumi (Yokkaichi, , JP), Shigehisa Inoue (Yokkaichi, , JP), Tomohiro Kubo (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16519092 on 07/23/2019 (392 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a substrate, first memory opening fill structures extending through the alternating stack, where each of the first memory opening fill structures includes a respective first drain region, a respective first memory film, a respective first vertical semiconductor channel contacting an inner sidewall of the respective first memory film, and a respective first dielectric core, and a drain-select-level isolation structure having a pair of straight lengthwise sidewalls that extend along a first horizontal direction and contact straight sidewalls of the first memory opening fill structures. Each first vertical semiconductor channel includes a tubular section that underlies a horizontal plane including a bottom surface of the drain-select-level isolation structure and a semi-tubular section overlying the tubular section.

[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 cobalt capped copper lines and method of making the same
Patent No. 10748966

Inventor(s): Satoru Mayuzumi (San Jose, CA), Wei Kuo Shih (Cupertino, CA), Yuji Takahashi (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: 16021694 on 06/28/2018 (782 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A memory device includes first conductive rails laterally extending along a first horizontal direction over a substrate, where the first conductive rails include a fill portion, and a first cobalt-containing cap liner contacting a top surface of the fill portion, a rectangular array of first memory pillar structures overlying top surfaces of the first conductive rails, where each first memory pillar structure includes a respective first resistive memory element, and second conductive rails laterally extending along a second horizontal direction and overlying top surfaces of the rectangular array of first memory pillar structures.

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


Multi-super lattice for switchable arrays
Patent No. 10748999

Inventor(s): Archana Venugopal (Dallas, TX), Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison, TX), Luigi Colombo (Dallas, TX), Nazila Dadvand (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16229827 on 12/21/2018 (606 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A switchable array micro-lattice comprises a plurality of interconnected units wherein the units are formed of graphene tubes. JFET gates are provided in selected members of the micro-lattice. Gate connectors are routed from an external surface of an integrated circuit (IC) through openings in the micro-lattice to permit control of the JFET gates.

[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]


Process of fabricating high efficiency, high linearity N-polar gallium-nitride (GaN) transistors
Patent No. 10749009

Inventor(s): Cathy Lee (Plano, TX), Jinqiao Xie (Allen, TX), Xing Gu (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16414289 on 05/16/2019 (460 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Fabricating high efficiency, high linearity N-polar gallium-nitride (GaN) transistors by selective area regrowth is disclosed. A demand for high efficiency components with highly linear performance characteristics for radio frequency (RF) systems has increased development of GaN transistors and, in particular, aluminum-gallium-nitride (AlGaN)/GaN high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) devices. A method of fabricating a high efficiency, high linearity N-polar HEMT device includes employing a selective area regrowth method for forming a HEMT structure on the Nitrogen-face (N-face) of a GaN buffer, a natural high composition AlGaN/AlN back barrier for carrier confinement, a thick undoped GaN layer on the access areas to eliminate surface dispersion, and a high access area width to channel width ratio for improved linearity. A problem of impurities on the GaN buffer surface prior to regrowth creating a leakage path is avoided by intentional silicon (Si) doping in the HEMT 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]


Large area contacts for small transistors
Patent No. 10749031

Inventor(s): Chun-Chen Yeh (Clifton Park, NY), Qing Liu (Watervliet, NY), Ruilong Xie (Schenectady, NY), Xiuyu Cai (Niskayuna, NY)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15273778 on 09/23/2016 (1425 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A large area electrical contact for use in integrated circuits features a non-planar, sloped bottom profile. The sloped bottom profile provides a larger electrical contact area, thus reducing the contact resistance, while maintaining a small contact footprint. The sloped bottom profile can be formed by recessing an underlying layer, wherein the bottom profile can be crafted to have a V-shape, U-shape, crescent shape, or other profile shape that includes at least a substantially sloped portion in the vertical direction. In one embodiment, the underlying layer is an epitaxial fin of a FinFET. A method of fabricating the low-resistance electrical contact employs a thin etch stop liner for use as a hard mask. The etch stop liner, e.g., HfO[subscript]2[/subscript], prevents erosion of an adjacent gate structure during the formation of the contact.

[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]


Display panel with integrated small cell and billboard with integrated macro site
Patent No. 10749249

Inventor(s): Julian R. Colapietro (McKinney, TX), Michael J. Paulus (Dallas, TX), Walter Mark Hendrix (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15469695 on 03/27/2017 (1240 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Aspects of the present disclosure are related to digital display devices and base stations such as small cell base stations, which may include at least one antenna and a radio. More specifically, digital display devices are being increasingly deployed in airports, along roads and highways, in shopping malls, in rural or highly urban areas where additional cellular coverage is desirable. These digital display devices provide desirable mounting locations for cellular equipment because they are already powered. One or more components of the base station may be concealed from view by a concealment device to satisfy aesthetic or design requirements. In some aspects, this concealment device may be a fabric radome. In some aspects, the concealment device may be the digital display device itself, because the digital display device is dimensioned such that at least some components of the base station may be hidden behind or within the digital display device.

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


Tapered slot antenna including power-combining feeds
Patent No. 10749262

Inventor(s): Brian W. Johansen (McKinney, TX), Daniel T. McGrath (McKinney, TX), Michael C. Streitwieser (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15896668 on 02/14/2018 (916 days app to issue)

Abstrait: An antenna transmission system includes a dual-feedline tapered slot antenna configured to generate a radiated output signal in response to a radio frequency (RF) signal. A power divider is configured to split a source RF signal into a plurality of RF feed signals. A plurality of transmitting amplifiers convert the plurality RF feed signals into a plurality of amplified RF feed signals; and a plurality of feedlines deliver the plurality of amplified RF feed signals to the dual-feedline tapered slot antenna. The dual-feedline tapered slot antenna generates the radiated output signal in response to the plurality of amplified RF feed signals.

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


ESD protection circuit with passive trigger voltage controlled shut-off
Patent No. 10749336

Inventor(s): Ann Margaret Concannon (Palo Alto, CA), Aravind Chennimalai Appaswamy (Plano, TX), Krishna Praveen Mysore Rajagopal (Santa Clara, CA), Mariano Dissegna (Plano, TX), Vishwanath Joshi (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15361736 on 11/28/2016 (1359 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Disclosed examples include an ESD protection circuit, including a transistor operative according to a control voltage signal at a control node to selectively conduct current from a protected node to a reference node during an ESD event, as well as a resistor connected between the control node and the reference node, a capacitor connected between the control node and an internal node, and a diode with an anode connected to the protected node and a cathode connected to the internal node to allow charging current to flow from the protected node to charge the capacitor and to provide a high impedance to the internal node to prevent or mitigate flow of leakage current from the internal node to the protected node to raise a trigger voltage of the protection circuit during normal operation.

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


Integrated ESD event sense detector
Patent No. 10749337

Inventor(s): Alan Erik Segervall (Half Moon Bay, CA), Ross Anthony Pimentel (Monte Sereno, CA), Sumantra Seth (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15808490 on 11/09/2017 (1013 days app to issue)

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

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


Methods, apparatus, and system for a frequency doubler for a millimeter wave device
Patent No. 10749473

Inventor(s): Abdellatif Bellaouar (Richardson, TX), Arul Balasubramaniyan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. (Grand Cayman, , KY)
Law Firm: Williams Morgan, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15966747 on 04/30/2018 (841 days app to issue)

Abstrait: An apparatus for performing a frequency multiplication of an mm-wave wave signal is provided. The apparatus includes a first differential circuit that is capable of receiving a 0 phase component of an input signal and a 180 phase component of the input signal having a first frequency. The first differential circuit provides a first output signal that is twice the frequency and is in phase(0) based on the 0 the 180 phase components of the input signal. The apparatus also includes a second differential circuit that is capable of receiving a 90 phase component of the input signal and a 270 phase component of the input signal, and provide a first output signal that is twice the frequency and out of phase(180). The apparatus also includes a differential transformer that is configured to receive the first output signal and the second output signal. The differential transformer is configured to provide a differential output signal that has a second frequency that is twice the first frequency.

[H03B] GENERATION OF OSCILLATIONS, DIRECTLY OR BY FREQUENCY-CHANGING, BY CIRCUITS EMPLOYING ACTIVE ELEMENTS WHICH OPERATE IN A NON-SWITCHING MANNER; GENERATION OF NOISE BY SUCH CIRCUITS (generators specially adapted for electrophonic musical instruments G10H; masers or lasers H01S; generation of oscillations in plasma H05H)


Wide band receiver front end for rotational spectroscopy
Patent No. 10749559

Inventor(s): Kenneth K. O (Plano, TX), Qian Zhong (Dallas, TX), Wooyeol Choi (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Schott, PC. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15628363 on 06/20/2017 (1155 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A receiver receives a wide band signal in a range comprising a front end to the receiver including a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS). The CMOS includes a dipole antenna that receives a received signal; a hybrid-based broadband isolation structure that receives the received signal and a local oscillator LO signal and passes through the LO signal to a sub-harmonic mixer. The sub-harmonic mixer mixes the received signal with the local oscillator signal to generate an intermediate frequency (IF) signal to the hybrid-based broadband isolation structure.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Environmental condition and media composition sensing using near-field communications
Patent No. 10749575

Inventor(s): Christophe Henri Ricard (Santa Clara, CA), Mohammad Mazooji (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16361048 on 03/21/2019 (516 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A method and near field communications (NFC) system for sensing at least one of an environmental condition or a composition of media in a proximity of the NFC system are provided. In the method and system, a first antenna irradiates an electromagnetic field during a sensor mode. A second antenna detects the electromagnetic field and outputs a voltage representative of the detected electromagnetic field. An NFC controller receives a signal representative of the voltage. The NFC controller determines at least one of the environmental condition or the composition of media based on an association stored in memory between the voltage and the at least one of the environmental condition or the composition of media.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Uplink MIMO codebook for advanced wireless communication systems
Patent No. 10749584

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15844292 on 12/15/2017 (977 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Methods and apparatuses for a codebook for uplink MIMO in advanced wireless communication systems. A user equipment (UE) includes a processor and a transceiver operably connected to the processor. The transceiver is configured to transmit, to a base station (BS), a message reporting a coherence capability of the UE for an indication of a transmit precoding matrix indicator (TPMI) and a number of layers. The transceiver is configured to receive, from the BS, the indication of the TPMI and the number of layers via downlink control information (DCI) signaling. The transceiver is configured to transmit, to the BS, uplink (UL) data via a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) based on the received indication of the TPMI and the number of layers. A number of bits in the DCI signaling for the indication of the TPMI and the number of layers is determined by a coherence state that depends on the coherence capability reported by the UE.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for beam management reference signals in wireless communication systems
Patent No. 10749585

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Li Guo (Allen, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16536156 on 08/08/2019 (376 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A method of a user equipment (UE) for a beam management in a wireless communication system/The method comprises receiving, from a base station (BS), configuration information including information of receive (Rx) beam identifications (IDs) associated with Rx beams, receiving, from the BS, reference signals for determining the Rx beams, wherein the Rx beams include different Rx beam IDs, respectively, measuring, based on the Rx beams, a beam reference signal (BRS) and a channel state information-reference signal (CSI-RS) received from the BS, and performing, based on the configuration information, an Rx beam cycling operation for the Rx beams to receive downlink channels.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Smart integrated cyclic data transport
Patent No. 10749632

Inventor(s): Balaji Subramanian (Coppell, TX), Jay Varma (Irving, TX), Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX), Nathan Allen Eaton, Jr. (Mesquite, TX), Sorin Cismas (Southlake, TX), Vibhuti Damania (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16426247 on 05/30/2019 (446 days app to issue)

Abstrait: An apparatus for smart integrated cyclic data transport is provided. The apparatus may preserve the consistency and integrity of a file during the transfer of the file from a source system to a target system. The apparatus includes an orchestration subsystem. The orchestration subsystem includes an analyzer/generator module. The analyzer/generator module executes an algorithm on the file at the source location. An output is generated from the executed algorithm. The apparatus includes a consistency module. The consistency module pre-checks the output at the source location for pretransfer validation and creates a copy of the output. The copy may preserve the consistency and the integrity of the file. The apparatus includes a data transfer subsystem which transfers the file and the output from the source system to the target system. The apparatus may also include a validation subsystem for validating the integrity and consistency of the file.

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


Random-access and scheduling-request in new radio-things sidelink
Patent No. 10749635

Inventor(s): Joonbeom Kim (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16079617 on 10/31/2016 (1387 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Embodiments of a system and method for random access and scheduling request for new radio things sidelink are generally described herein. In some embodiments, a nUE (network user equipment) schedules a RA (random access) resource in a control channel. The nUE decodes a TAS (transmitter resource acquisition and sounding) payload, received from a wUE (wearable user equipment) in a PRB (physical resource block) addressed to a RA-ID (random access identifier) associated with the nUE. The nUE encodes, in response to decoding the TAS payload, a RAS (receiver resource acknowledgement and sounding) payload in the PRB. The nUE decodes initial access content received via a data channel from the wUE, the initial access content including a pro posed temp ID (temporary identifier) for addressing the wUE. The nUE encode, in response to the initial access content, an ACK (acknowledgement), addressed to the wUE, to accept initial access of the wUE.

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


System and method for full duplex link adaptation in a full duplex communications system
Patent No. 10749660

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Jian Wang (Pittsburgh, PA), Lili Zhang (Beijing, , CN), Richard Stirling-Gallacher (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15897576 on 02/15/2018 (915 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A method for operating a communications controller adapted for full duplex (FD) operation includes receiving a measurement report from a user equipment served by the communications controller, the measurement report indicating a first power margin between a current transmit power and a transmit power break point and a second power margin between the current transmit power and a maximum transmit power capable of supporting FD operation, performing FD link adaptation (LA) in accordance with the first power margin and the second power margin to adjust one or more FD configuration parameters of a link between the communications controller and the user equipment, wherein the link includes a downlink and an uplink, and instructing the user equipment to communicate over the link in accordance with the one or more FD configuration parameters.

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


User authentication using tokens
Patent No. 10749678

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16584553 on 09/26/2019 (327 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Aspects of the disclosure relate to token-based authentication mechanism. A computing device may receive information, determined by one or more sensors systems, corresponding to a user. The user information may comprise user biological information as measured by the one or more sensor systems. The computing device may generate a token based on the received user information. The computing device may store the generated token, in a memory associated with the computing device. The computing device may transmit the token to a user token device corresponding to the user. The user token device may be used to authenticate the user.

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


Methods and apparatus for providing blockchain participant identity binding
Patent No. 10749684

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: 15715432 on 09/26/2017 (1057 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A method and apparatus provides a blockchain that includes one or more blocks that contain a cryptographic binding of a signature-verification public key and/or a data encryption public key to the identity of the holder of the corresponding private key. The binding is performed by one or more key binding entities, referred to herein as a blockchain identity binder. Originators and recipients use the identity binding data to secure block chain transactions.

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


Signal path linearizer
Patent No. 10749716

Inventor(s): Amit Rane (Santa Clara, CA), Dongwei Chen (Pleasanton, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15960532 on 04/23/2018 (848 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A signal path linearizer for PAM4 SerDes communications compensates (including pre-compensates) for signal path nonlinearities. The linearizer can be configured with first and second differential gm stages, the first differential gm stage to provide a DC gain, and the second differential gm stage to introduce a defined nonlinear adjustment in DC gain by adding to or subtracting from the DC gain of the first differential gm stage. The differential gm stages can be configured to generate a compensated PAM4 signal with the combined DC gain providing a nonlinear wideband gain adjustment to compensate for nonlinearities in the PAM4 signal path. Compensation range can be increased by selective degeneration, and the compensation region can be shifted by selectively introducing input offset(s).

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


System and method for setting cyclic prefix length
Patent No. 10749724

Inventor(s): Yunsong Yang (San Diego, CA), Zhigang Rong (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14869411 on 09/29/2015 (1785 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A method for communicating in a wireless communications system includes receiving a trigger frame comprising scheduling information and a cyclic prefix indicator indicating a first length of a first cyclic prefix, wherein the trigger frame is received in accordance with the first cyclic prefix, determining a second length of a second cyclic prefix for a transmission in accordance with the scheduling information and the cyclic prefix indicator, and transmitting the transmission with the second cyclic prefix.

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


Interoperability gateway for land mobile radio system
Patent No. 10749737

Inventor(s): Arindam Roy (Plano, TX), Brandon Hudson Yarbrough (Richardson, TX), Jon Bartosch (Rowlett, TX), Steven Newman (Lincoln, NE)
Assignee(s): E.F. JOHNSON COMPANY (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16262781 on 01/30/2019 (566 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Disclosed is an interoperability gateway system that provides backup connection between a dispatch center and a Land Mobile Radio (LMR) system in the event the dispatch center is disconnected from the LMR system. In general, this may be accomplished by providing an RF link between the disconnected site and the interoperability gateway via a controller, or interoperability site network interface (ISNI), that is activated when the dispatch center is disconnected from the LMR system. The interoperability gateway provides the backup connection by allocating a control station for each channel available at the disconnected LMR system. When compared to conventional dispatch console backup schemes, the disclosed interoperability gateway system greatly reduces the equipment needed to provide dispatch console backup, thereby decreasing equipment and operation costs, and simplifying operation by providing a solution that is virtually transparent to the dispatcher.

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


Deploying network-based cloud platforms on end equipment
Patent No. 10749740

Inventor(s): Vinay Saxena (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Trop, Pruner Hu, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15799266 on 10/31/2017 (1022 days app to issue)

Abstrait: The technique includes determining parameters of a cloud platform associated with an edge computing service associated with a network. The technique includes deploying the cloud platform, including configuring equipment external to the network and configuring equipment of the network.

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


Prerequisite quantitative risk assessment and adjustment of cyber-attack robustness for a computer system
Patent No. 10749888

Inventor(s): Martin Anthony Carmichael (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15915826 on 03/08/2018 (894 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Aspects of the disclosure relate to assessing and adjusting robustness to cyber-attacks of a computer system. The capability of defending against cyber-attacks by cyber-tools (via protection methods) is mapped to one or more attack vectors. One or more cyber-tools may be activated based on the capability mapping. Based on protection data generated by the computer system, an assessment computing device determines a cyber-robustness metric for the one or more cyber-tools and may invoke a reconfiguration of the cyber-tools to increase the cyber-robustness of the computer system. A machine learning machine may process the protection data, such as log data, to detect one or more patterns to determine an effectiveness of the activated cyber-tools. With some embodiments, the machine learning machine groups the protection data using a subset of variables and forms meta structures from the subset.

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


System, method, and computer program providing security in network function virtualization (NFV) based communication networks and software defined networks (SDNS)
Patent No. 10749905

Inventor(s): Ofer Hermoni (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED (Limassol, , CY)
Law Firm: Zilka-Kotab, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16044442 on 07/24/2018 (756 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for providing security in Network Function Virtualization (NFV) based communication networks and Software Defined Networks (SDNs). In use, a system implements one or more network changes or security configuration changes to an NFV based communication network or a SDN to change an attack surface. In one embodiment, implementing the one or more network changes or security configuration changes to the NFV based communication network or the SDN may occur periodically to change the attack surface. In another embodiment, implementing the one or more network changes or the security configuration changes to the NFV based communication network or the SDN to change the attack surface may occur based on detection of a malicious event or a suspicious event.

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


Method and system for enabling a communication device to remotely execute an application
Patent No. 10749914

Inventor(s): Daniel D. Hammond (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Hammond Development International, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16389170 on 04/19/2019 (487 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A communication system capable of enabling one or more communication devices to remotely execute one or more applications includes one or more communication devices that are coupled to a data connection. At least one of the one or more communication devices is operable to communicate a request to establish a communication session over the data connection. The system also includes one or more application servers that are coupled to the data connection. At least one of the one or more application servers is adapted to execute an application to establish the requested communication session with the at least one communication device. The at least one application server resides at a location remote from the at least one communication device. The at least one application server communicates a request for processing service to the at least one communication device. The request for processing service is communicated to the at least one communication device over the data connection.

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


Cross-data center hierarchical consensus scheme with geo-aware leader election
Patent No. 10749954

Inventor(s): Chen Tian (Union City, CA), Liya Chen (San Jose, CA), Robert Lasater (Menlo Park, CA), Shen Chi Chen (San Jose, CA), Zongfang Lin (Santa Clara, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15385475 on 12/20/2016 (1337 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A device comprises a non-transitory memory storage comprising instructions, a network interface, and one or more processors in communication with the memory storage and the network interface. The one or more processors execute the instructions to receive, via the network interface, a write request from a client device; send, via the network interface, the received write request to a set of follower devices; receive, via the network interface, a first acknowledgment from a majority of the follower devices of the set of follower devices that the write request was processed; send, via the network interface, the received write request to a set of peer devices; receive, via the network interface, second acknowledgments from a majority of the set of peer devices that the write request was processed; and send an acknowledgment of the write request to the client device in response to the receipt of the first acknowledgments and the second acknowledgments.

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


Optical filter assembly for image-capturing device
Patent No. 10750067

Inventor(s): Charles McClelland Marshall (Dallas, TX), Christopher Jordan Kraemer (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16273984 on 02/12/2019 (553 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A removably attachable optical device includes a clamp comprising an upper clamp member and a lower clamp member. When the clamp is mounted on a mobile device, the upper member extends over a device side to enable an orifice formed by the upper clamp member to be positioned over an aperture of the mobile device. An optical element housing has a portion configured to engage the an upper clamp member. A non-uniform optical element is rotatably mounted to the optical element housing. Rotation of the non-uniform optical element causes light passing through the non-uniform optical element as the non-uniform optical element is rotated to be correspondingly altered to create optical effects.

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


Chroma quantization parameter extension
Patent No. 10750176

Inventor(s): Ehsan Maani (San Jose, CA), Jun Xu (Sunnyvale, CA), Kazushi Sato (Kanagawa, , JP)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16239010 on 01/03/2019 (593 days app to issue)

Abstrait: The quantization parameters (QP) for Chroma are extended up to and more preferably to the same range as Luma QP (e.g., 0 to 51). Previous, values of Chroma QP only extended up to 39. Techniques are provided for determining extended Chroma QP values (e.g., for Cr and Cb) based on the Luma QP and picture level chroma offsets. In one preferred embodiment, slice level offsets are added making the method particularly well-suited for slice level parallel processing. The extension of Chroma QP enhances functionality, flexibility and friendliness of the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard for various applications.

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


Grounding assembly for optical modules
Patent No. 10750250

Inventor(s): Casey Daniels (Richardson, TX), Charlie Wesly Parker (Richardson, TX), Stewart Henry Hiebert (Lake Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Fujitsu Limited (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16418262 on 05/21/2019 (455 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A grounding clip for a plug-in universal (PIU) module enclosure in an optical network element includes a first wing portion shaped to be positioned between and in contact with a first side of a faceplate of the network element and the chassis, a second wing portion shaped to be positioned between and in contact with a second side of the faceplate and the chassis, and a center portion shaped to extend over and to be in contact with the PIU module enclosure when the grounding assembly is installed in the network element. The grounding clip includes an opening through which a fastener electrically and mechanically couples the grounding clip to a printed circuit board (PCB) and to the chassis when installed, the PCB being installed within the chassis and configured to be communicably coupled to a PIU module when the PIU module is installed in the PIU module enclosure.

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


Wavelength conversion for optical path protection
Patent No. 10750256

Inventor(s): Francois Georges Joseph Moore (Plano, TX), Richard Dunsmore (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Fujitsu Limited (Kawasaki, , JP)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16434509 on 06/07/2019 (438 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A system for protecting optical paths may exchange first optical signal traffic between source and destination locations over a first fiber cable comprising optical signals having wavelengths within a first predefined optical wavelength band, exchange second optical signal traffic between the source and destination locations over a second fiber cable comprising optical signals having wavelengths within the first optical wavelength band, convert the first optical signal traffic to third optical signal traffic comprising optical signals having wavelengths within a second predefined optical wavelength band, detect an interruption in the exchange of the first optical signal traffic and, in response to detecting the interruption, cause the third optical signal traffic to be carried from the first location to the second location over the second fiber cable in the second optical wavelength band while the second optical signal traffic is exchanged over the second fiber cable in the first optical wavelength band.

[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)


Method for multiplexing media streams to optimize network resource usage for push-to-talk-over-cellular service
Patent No. 10750327

Inventor(s): Bharat Ram Setti Nagaswamy Srinivasan (Plano, TX), Brahmananda R. Vempati (Dallas, TX), Harisha M. Negalaguli (Richardson, TX), Krishnakant M. Patel (Richardson, TX), Ramu Kandula (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): KODIAK NETWORKS INC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15585729 on 05/03/2017 (1203 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A system and method for multiplexing data streams in order to optimize network resources for Push-to-talk-over-Cellular (PoC) systems. One or more servers interface to the wireless communications network to perform advanced voice services for one or more mobile units therein, which include a Push-to-Talk-over-Cellular (PoC) call session. Both the servers and the mobile units that use the advanced voice services communicate with each other using control messages within the wireless communications network, and at least one of the servers switches media streams comprised of voice messages for the advanced voice services between the mobile units across the wireless communications network. At least one of the mobile units is a participant in a plurality of PoC call sessions concurrently, and at least the media streams for each of the plurality of the PoC call sessions are multiplexed into a single path.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for providing customization of public safety answering point information delivery
Patent No. 10750347

Inventor(s): Barry Garrison (Lewisville, TX), Gregory Charles Corley (Double Oak, TX), Scott Nelson (Dallas, TX), Thomas Barton Schalk (Plano, TX), Tod Farrell (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Kramer Levin Naftalis Frankel LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16570585 on 09/13/2019 (340 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A method providing vehicle incident call services to a user is disclosed. A third-party service center receives a communication from a vehicle over at least one data channel. Signaling is automatically sent to the vehicle from the third-party service center and, in response to the signaling, die third-party service center receives from the vehicle, location information comprising at least the latitude and longitude coordinates of the vehicle. An interactive voice recognition (IVR) system located at the third-party service center is used to determine if the latitude and longitude coordinates are valid. If the coordinates are determined to be valid, the third-party service center provides the user with a selection of vehicle-incident non-emergency response services.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Utilizing machine learning to provide closed-loop network management of a fifth generation (5G) network
Patent No. 10750371

Inventor(s): Ravi Potluri (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing, Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16218131 on 12/12/2018 (615 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A device receives analytics data associated with management of a network associated with the device, core data associated with a core domain of the network, edge data associated with an edge domain of the network, and radio access network (RAN) data for a RAN associated with the network. The device processes the analytics data, the core data, the edge data, and the RAN data, with a machine learning model, to determine actions to be performed with respect to the core domain of the network, the edge domain of the network, and/or the RAN. The device causes the actions to be performed by one or more core devices associated with the core domain of the network, one or more edge devices associated with the edge domain of the network, and/or one or more RAN devices associated with the RAN.

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


Systems and methods for reference signals and CSI feedback
Patent No. 10750396

Inventor(s): Jialing Liu (Palatine, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15978444 on 05/14/2018 (827 days app to issue)

Abstrait: System and method embodiments are provided for signaling reference signals and Channel State Information (CSI) feedback for wireless communications. An embodiment method implemented by a user equipment (UE) for wireless communications measurements and CSI feedback includes receiving, from a network, at least one of a first index that indicates a corresponding non-zero-power CSI reference signal (CSI-RS) resource, a second index that indicates a corresponding zero-power CSI-RS resource, a third index that indicates a corresponding CSI-RS resource for interference measurement, and a fourth index that indicates a corresponding channel quality indicator (CQI) report configuration. The method also includes receiving, from the network, at least one of a fifth index that indicates a corresponding periodic CQI report in accordance with the CQI report configuration indicated by the fourth index, and a sixth index that indicates a corresponding aperiodic CQI report in accordance with the CQI report configuration indicated by the fourth index.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


UE beam management: a combined periodic and event-based report approach for traffic overhead and UE mobility tradeoff
Patent No. 10750398

Inventor(s): Yang Li (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16718418 on 12/18/2019 (244 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for a wireless device to perform a method including performing one or more of periodic beam quality measurements and/or event-based beam quality measurements, determining, based at least in part on one or more of the periodic beam quality measurements and/or the event-based beam quality measurements, a recommended beam quality measurement configuration, and transmitting, to a base station serving the UE, the recommended beam quality measurement configuration. In addition, the UE may perform receiving, from the base station, instructions regarding the beam quality measurement configuration. The instructions may include instructions to activate, deactivate, and/or modify at least one beam quality measurement configuration. In addition, the instructions may be based, at least in part, on the recommended beam quality measurement configuration.

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


Method and system for data flow enforcement
Patent No. 10750407

Inventor(s): Imtiaz Shaikh (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15683020 on 08/22/2017 (1092 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which a radio access network enforces uplink and downlink aggregate maximum bit rates for packet data unit sessions, uplink and downlink maximum bit rates for non-guaranteed bit rate flows, and uplink and downlink maximum bit rates for service data flows.

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


System and method for handovers in a dual connectivity communications system
Patent No. 10750414

Inventor(s): Nathan Edward Tenny (Poway, CA), Xuelong Wang (Beijing, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16582961 on 09/25/2019 (328 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A method for operating a first access node in a dual connectivity (DuCo) handover includes receiving an event trigger for a combined event from a user equipment (UE), sending to a second access node, a combined instruction for primary secondary cell (PSCell) addition and a role change with the second access node in accordance with the event trigger, adding as the second access node as a PSCell, and indicating to the UE, a role change between the first access node and the second access node.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Mobile cellular networks
Patent No. 10750423

Inventor(s): Ian Gibbs (McKinney, TX), James McGovern (Richardson, TX), John Green (Wylie, TX), Jouko Rytilahti (Richardson, TX), Kyle Collins (Plano, TX), Pamela Schemagin (Plano, TX), Vincent Charles Graffagnino (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): Oceus Networks Inc. (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16019981 on 06/27/2018 (783 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Multiple mobile cellular network (MCN) communication systems can be networked together to form a network of MCN communication systems (NOM). Each MCN communication system within the NOM can operate as an independent cellular network to provide communications between user equipment within a covered area. When a UE in one MCN of the NOM moves into a different MCN of the NOM, the corresponding MCN communication systems can handover the UE. The UE can also be handed over between MCN communication systems when the MCN communication systems move.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Quasi co-location identification of reference symbol ports for coordinated multi-point communication systems
Patent No. 10750434

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Dallas, TX), Jianzhong Zhang (Plano, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16656480 on 10/17/2019 (306 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Methods and apparatuses indicate and identify quasi co-located reference signal ports. A method of identifying by a UE includes identifying, from downlink control information, a CSI-RS port that is quasi co-located with a DM-RS port assigned to the UE. The method includes identifying large scale properties for the assigned DM-RS port based on large scale properties for the CSI-RS port. The method includes performing channel estimation and/or time/frequency synchronization using the identified large scale properties for the DM-RS port. Another method for identifying by a UE includes identifying, from downlink control information, a CRS port that is quasi co-located with a CSI-RS port configured for the UE. The method includes identifying large scale properties for the configured CSI-RS port based on large scale properties for the CRS port. The method includes performing channel estimation and/or time/frequency synchronization using the identified large scale properties for the CSI-RS port.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


BLE scatternet system and method
Patent No. 10750573

Inventor(s): Gregory P. Stewart (San Diego, CA), Jason P. Kriek (Cranberry Township, PA), Leonardo Estevez (Rowlett, TX), Sandeep Kamath (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16188437 on 11/13/2018 (644 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A BLE network includes a first piconet including a first master scanner and a first group of low-power slave/advertisers for transmitting wireless advertisements. Circuitry in the first master/scanner wirelessly scans to detect an advertisement transmitted by a first slave/advertiser of the first group and transmits a connection request in response to the detecting, and transmits a schedule for subsequent advertisements after an initial advertisement by the first slave/advertiser. Circuitry in the first slave/advertiser transmits the initial advertisement, receives an acceptance a resulting connection request, establishes association with the first master scanner, and then causes the first slave/advertiser to go to sleep, to wake up and transmit subsequent advertisements according to the schedule and accept resulting connection requests, and transmits available data to the first master/scanner, and goes back to sleep.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Combination bracelet and anklet
Patent No. D893339

Inventor(s): Tracey Cole (Aledo, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Cramer Patent Design, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29681112 on 02/22/2019 (543 days app to issue)

Abstrait: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Electrical interconnect capsule
Patent No. D893433

Inventor(s): Jack Lewis (Royse City, TX), Lynwood Adams (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): MODUS TEST, LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: BrownWinick Law Firm (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29683835 on 03/15/2019 (522 days app to issue)

Abstrait: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ammunition cartridge nose having an angled shoulder
Patent No. D893665

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: 29683114 on 03/11/2019 (526 days app to issue)

Abstrait: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ammunition cartridge nose having an angled shoulder
Patent No. D893666

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: 29683116 on 03/11/2019 (526 days app to issue)

Abstrait: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ammunition cartridge nose having an angled shoulder
Patent No. D893667

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: 29683120 on 03/11/2019 (526 days app to issue)

Abstrait: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ammunition cartridge nose having an angled shoulder
Patent No. D893668

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: 29683121 on 03/11/2019 (526 days app to issue)

Abstrait: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pet toy
Patent No. D893816

Inventor(s): Nicholas Baker (Fort Worth, TX), 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: 29640274 on 03/13/2018 (889 days app to issue)

Abstrait: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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