Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
•  AbTech Industries’ evaporation apparatus for treating waste water
•  Assa Abloy’s remote loading dock authorization systems and methods
•  IBM’s drone station marketplace
•  Safepass’ digital badge
•  Toyota’s subscription-based smart refueling
U.S. Patent No. 11,125,856 (Distance measurement using millimeter wave radar) was assigned to Texas Instruments Incorporated.
Dallas Fort Worth: U.S. Patents Granted in the Dallas Fort Worth region.Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. By tracking both inventors and assignees in the region, we aim to provide a broader view of the region’s inventive activity. Listings are organized by Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC). 
127 patents granted    Ranked No. 11 in patent production out of 250 metros
NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION
A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 7
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 11
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 5
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 9
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 7
G: PHYSICS 44
H: ELECTRICITY 41
DESIGN: 3
TOP  ASSIGNEES 
(NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas) 11
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-Si, Kr)  5
Toyota Motor Engineering  Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano) 5
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston)  4
Sandisk Technologies Llc (Addison) 4
Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano)  4
Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)    4
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)    4
ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, Ga)    3
UNASSIGNED 7
TOP LOCAL INVENTORS 
(NO. OF PATENTS) 

Jovan Hutton Pulitzer (Frisco)    3
Achilleas Papakostas (Dallas)     2
Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell)   2
John Richard McCullough (Weatherford)   2
Juan Alejandro Herbsommer (Allen) 2
Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano)   2
Paul K. Oldroyd (Azle) 2
Swaminathan Sankaran (Allen) 2
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H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S
Concave cover plate system and methods
Patent No. 11122743 
Inventor(s): Brian Robertson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Carstons Cahoon, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16129454 on 09/12/2018 (1105 days app to issue)
Abstract: The present invention comprises a removable cover plate assembly, which may be quickly attached, detached and adjusted to the exterior of a concave grate of a combine harvester in order to adjust the flow characteristics of the concave or separator grate assemblies. The cover plate assembly improves the threshing capability of the rasp bar threshing cylinder while simultaneously capturing additional threshed grain. Moreover, the cover plate assembly of the present invention enables a single set of concave grate assemblies to better harvest a wider variety of crop types.
[A01F] THRESHING (combines A01D 41/00); BALING OF STRAW, HAY OR THE LIKE; STATIONARY APPARATUS OR HAND TOOLS FOR FORMING OR BINDING STRAW, HAY OR THE LIKE INTO BUNDLES; CUTTING OF STRAW, HAY OR THE LIKE; STORING AGRICULTURAL OR HORTICULTURAL PRODUCE (arrangements for making or setting stacks in connection with harvesting A01D 85/00)
Pet harness for assisting pet mobility
Patent No. 11122776 
Inventor(s): David King (Allen, TX), Patrick Hoffman (Arlington, TX), Thomas B. Murphy (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Radio Systems Corporation (Knoxville, TN)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16364499 on 03/26/2019 (910 days app to issue)
Abstract: The invention presents a harness assembly for lifting and supporting an animal in mobility. The assembly comprises a front and rear harness sections releasably attached by a lifting leash. Both the front and rear harness sections can be used independently. Both the front and rear harness sections are comprised of upper and lower sections releasably attached to one another. The rear harness section lifts the animal from both the hips and waist resulting in less stress than other devices.
[A01K] ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; CARE OF BIRDS, FISHES, INSECTS; FISHING; REARING OR BREEDING ANIMALS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NEW BREEDS OF ANIMALS
Apparatus and method for pullout cage mounting and adjustment
Patent No. 11122892 
Inventor(s): Alan Chen (Lewisville, TX), Justin Corless (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Hardware Resources, Inc. (Bossier City, LA)
Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16709299 on 12/10/2019 (651 days app to issue)
Abstract: A pullout cage apparatus is provided which is comprised of a base frame removably mounted to a pair of robust drawer slides. The drawer slides are coupled to each other by a pair of cross braces, which are in turn mounted to the base of a cabinet frame. A retainer cage is rigidly mounted to the base frame. The retainer cage supports a plurality of adjustment brackets, which allow adjustment of a face plate.
[A47B] TABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE (jointing of furniture F16B 12/00)
Multi-band rubber band ligation device and method of operation thereof
Patent No. 11123076 
Inventor(s): Alex Lara-Arvizu (Dallas, TX), Andrew Nguyenba (Dallas, TX), Aron Torres (Dallas, TX), Dennis I. Robbins (Dallas, TX), Jesse Grant (Dallas, TX), Jose R. Rodriguez (Dallas, TX), Kyle Sii-Kai Lo (Dallas, TX), Lilian Zha
Assignee(s): Logan Medical Devices, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16395752 on 04/26/2019 (879 days app to issue)
Abstract: A rectal injection device and a method of operating the same. In one embodiment, the device includes: (1) a body having a handle, (2) a suction system associated with the body, (3) a trigger associated with the handle, (4) a pod coupled to the body via a neck and (5) multiple suction ports associated with the pod, each of the multiple suction ports configured to receive a ligation band thereabout, the suction system configured to provide a suction to the multiple suction ports to draw tissue thereinto, the pod configured to deploy the ligation bands upon activation of the trigger.
[A61B] DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (analysing biological material G01N, e.g. G01N 33/48)
Vertically adjustable boom head and cable management therefor
Patent No. 11123249 
Inventor(s): David P. Chase (Southlake, TX), Dustin Ryan Campbell (Fort Worth, TX), Lancer Drake Halcom (Coppell, TX), Matthew Ryan Adamo (Flower Mound, TX), Wojciech Kazimierz Timoszyk (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Stryker Corporation (Kalamazoo, MI)
Law Firm: Morrison Foerster LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16402087 on 05/02/2019 (873 days app to issue)
Abstract: A medical device assembly including a movable suspension arm, a vertically adjustable service head located at an end of the suspension arm, the vertically adjustable service head including a service head face with outlets thereon, and conduits routed by the suspension arm, into the vertically adjustable service head in a horizontal direction and vertically within the vertically adjustable service head to the outlets. The vertically adjustable service head includes a vertically adjustable column for raising and lowering the outlets.
[A61G] TRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS (appliances for aiding patients or disabled persons to walk A61H 3/00); OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES (embalming corpses A01N 1/00)
Skin care formulations
Patent No. 11123578 
Inventor(s): David Gan (Southlake, TX), Dawn Burke-Colvin (Dallas, TX), Michelle Hines (Hickory Creek, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16556753 on 08/30/2019 (753 days app to issue)
Abstract: A method of treating skin is disclosed. The method can include topically applying to skin in need thereof, a composition comprising palmitoyl tetrapeptide 7, denatured alcohol, dimethicone, and squalane.
[A61K] PREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES (devices or methods specially adapted for bringing pharmaceutical products into particular physical or administering forms A61J 3/00; chemical aspects of, or use of materials for deodorisation of air, for disinfection or sterilisation, or for bandages, dressings, absorbent pads or surgical articles A61L; soap compositions C11D)
Interlocking disc toy
Patent No. 11123650 
Inventor(s): Cheong Choon Ng (Novi, MI), Dileep Prabhakaran (Thrissur, , IN), Molson Hart (Houston, TX)
Assignee(s): VIAHART LLC (Wills Point, TX)
Law Firm: Carlson, Gaskey Olds, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16788668 on 02/12/2020 (587 days app to issue)
Abstract: An interlocking disc includes a hub with an inner circular area with an inner thickness and a circular step. A plurality of petals circumferentially spaced apart extend radially outward from the outer area of the hub. Each of the plurality of petals are disposed within a common plane and include a catch on each of side of each petal. The catch is engageable to a circular stop of another interlocking disc to inhibit disassembly.
[A63H] TOYS, e.g. TOPS, DOLLS, HOOPS, BUILDING BLOCKS
 
O P E R A T I O N S  &  T R A N S P O R T
Multicomponent inorganic porous materials and methods of making the same
Patent No. 11123713 
Inventor(s): Benjamin Diroll (Chicago, IL), Diana Berman (Lemont, IL), Elena Shevchenko (Riverside, IL), Emmett Goodman (Stanford, CA), Matteo Cargnello (Stanford, CA)
Assignee(s): UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS (Denton, TX)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16452451 on 06/25/2019 (819 days app to issue)
Abstract: Provided herein is a method of preparing a porous composite ceramic material and a porous composite ceramic material made by the method of preparing.
[B01J] CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROCESSES, e.g. CATALYSIS, COLLOID CHEMISTRY; THEIR RELEVANT APPARATUS (processes or apparatus for specific applications, see the relevant places for these processes or apparatus, e.g. F26B 3/08) [2]
Shaving system
Patent No. 11123889 
Inventor(s): Craig A. Provost (Newport Beach, CA), John W. Griffin (Moultonboro, NH), William E. Tucker (Plymouth, MA)
Assignee(s): SL IP COMPANY LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Leber IP Law (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16658760 on 10/21/2019 (701 days app to issue)
Abstract: Shaving systems are disclosed that include (a) a handle having a distal end and a proximal end; and (b) a shaving assembly, disposed at the distal end of the handle, the shaving assembly including a blade unit comprising a plurality of blades disposed in a housing, the housing having a front cutting side and an opposite rear side and a plurality of measurement elements on a trailing edge of the rear side.
[B26B] HAND-HELD CUTTING TOOLS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (for harvesting A01D; for horticulture, for forestry A01G; for butchering or meat treatment A22; for manufacturing or repairing footwear A43D; nail clippers or cutters A45D 29/02; kitchen equipment A47J; for surgical purposes A61B 17/00; for metal B23D; cutting by abrasive fluid jets B24C 5/02; plier-like tools with cutting edges B25B 7/22; pincers B25C 11/02; handles for hand implements, in general B25G; guillotine-type cutters B26D; for erasing B43L 19/00; for textile materials D06H)
Mold tool with anisotropic thermal properties
Patent No. 11123900 
Inventor(s): David G. Carlson (North Richland Hills, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15710811 on 09/20/2017 (1462 days app to issue)
Abstract: In one embodiment, a method may comprise heating a composite material into a viscous form, wherein the composite material comprises a thermoplastic and a plurality of reinforcement fibers, wherein the plurality of reinforcement fibers is randomly arranged within the thermoplastic. The method may further comprise extruding a plurality of strands of the composite material, wherein extruding the plurality of strands causes the plurality of reinforcement fibers within each strand to align. The method may further comprise arranging the plurality of strands of the composite material to form a mold tool, wherein the mold tool is configured to mold a composite structure at a heated temperature, and wherein the mold tool comprises an anisotropic thermal expansion property, wherein the anisotropic thermal expansion property is based on an orientation of the plurality of reinforcement fibers within the mold tool.
[B29C] SHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS; SHAPING OF MATERIAL IN A PLASTIC STATE, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; AFTER-TREATMENT OF THE SHAPED PRODUCTS, e.g. REPAIRING (making preforms B29B 11/00; making laminated products by combining previously unconnected layers which become one product whose layers will remain together B32B 37/00-B32B 41/00) [4]
System and method for providing variation in bead size to improve geometrical accuracy of deposited layers in an additive manufacturing process
Patent No. 11123932 
Inventor(s): David Madeley (Lincolnshire, , GB), Erhan Arisoy (Princeton, NJ), Prakhar Jaiswal (Buffalo, NY), Suraj Ravi Musuvathy (Princeton, NJ)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16475904 on 09/26/2017 (1456 days app to issue)
Abstract: A system may include a processor configured to receive toolpaths along which a 3D printer deposits beads of material in a plurality of layers in order to additively build up a product. Based on the toolpaths, the processor may determine an image for each layer and may process the images based on a default bead size to determine a bead size image for each layer comprised of pixels having values that specify bead size for locations along the toolpaths. The image processing produces pixel values for the bead size images that vary in magnitude at different locations along the toolpaths in order to represent smaller and larger bead sizes relative to the default bead size, which smaller and larger bead sizes respectively minimize over-depositing and under-depositing of material by the 3D printer that would otherwise occur with the default bead size.
[B29C] SHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS; SHAPING OF MATERIAL IN A PLASTIC STATE, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; AFTER-TREATMENT OF THE SHAPED PRODUCTS, e.g. REPAIRING (making preforms B29B 11/00; making laminated products by combining previously unconnected layers which become one product whose layers will remain together B32B 37/00-B32B 41/00) [4]
Configurable dashboard for an off-road vehicle
Patent No. 11124070 
Inventor(s): Katsumi Nagata (Foster City, CA)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16773717 on 01/27/2020 (603 days app to issue)
Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for a configurable dashboard. The configurable dashboard system includes a sensor configured to detect or measure sensor data that includes a first parameter related to the off-road vehicle. The configurable dashboard system includes a user interface configured to display visualizations of parameters related to the off-road vehicle and images related to the off-road vehicle. The configurable dashboard system includes a processor coupled to the sensor and the user interface. The processor is configured to obtain, from the sensor, the first parameter related to the off-road vehicle. The processor is configured to render on the user interface a first visualization of the first parameter. The processor is configured to obtain, using the user interface, a selection of a second parameter related to the off-road vehicle. The processor is configured to render on the user interface a second visualization of the second parameter.
[B60K] ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS IN VEHICLES; AUXILIARY DRIVES FOR VEHICLES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST OR FUEL SUPPLY OF PROPULSION UNITS IN VEHICLES [2006.01]
Real-time vehicle accident prediction, warning, and prevention
Patent No. 11124184 
Inventor(s): Emily Lerner (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16186098 on 11/09/2018 (1047 days app to issue)
Abstract: A vehicle and a method for the vehicle to detect a vehicle accident are provided. The method includes accessing at least one accident profile, wherein each accident profile contains information describing, for vehicles involved in a vehicle accident, data indicating vehicle operating parameters during the accident; collecting, in real time, data from the vehicle and at least one nearby vehicle, the data describing current vehicle operating parameters for the vehicles; comparing the data collected in real time with the at least one accident profile to determine a probability of a vehicle crash; and implementing preventive action responsive to the probability of a vehicle crash exceeds a probability threshold.
[B60W] CONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT [2006.01]
Auto rack car conversions and deck adjustments
Patent No. 11124206 
Inventor(s): Caglar Ozerdim (Dallas, TX), Christopher C. Harkey (Dallas, TX), Hiten Y. Mehta (Frisco, TX), Jerry W. Vande Sande (Dallas, TX), Kenneth W. Huck (Fairview, TX), Kyle R. Coston (Forney, TX), Victor M. Mankarious (Euless, T
Assignee(s): TRINITY NORTH AMERICAN FREIGHT CAR, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16282564 on 02/22/2019 (942 days app to issue)
Abstract: A system includes a railcar, a first deck, and a second deck. The second deck is positioned within the railcar above the first deck. The second deck includes a first portion, a second portion coupled to a first end of the first portion, and a third portion coupled to a second end of the first portion opposite the first end. The second and third portions can move towards a center of the first portion such that the first portion is positioned above or beneath the second and third portions.
[B61D] BODY DETAILS OR KINDS OF RAILWAY VEHICLES (vehicles in general B60; adaptation of vehicles to special systems B61B; underframes B61F)
Prioritizing use of flight attitude controls of aircraft
Patent No. 11124289 
Inventor(s): John Richard McCullough (Weatherford, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16154282 on 10/08/2018 (1079 days app to issue)
Abstract: Systems and methods of prioritizing the use of flight attitude controls of aircraft operable to transition between thrust-borne lift in a VTOL orientation and wing-borne lift in a biplane orientation. A method includes determining an optimal flight attitude state for the aircraft during flight, the aircraft including first and second wings with first and second pylons coupled therebetween forming an airframe with a two-dimensional distributed thrust array and a plurality of aerosurfaces coupled to the airframe; monitoring the current flight attitude state of the aircraft; identifying deviations between the current flight attitude state and the optimal flight attitude state; ordering the flight attitude controls of the aircraft based upon the flight attitude control authority of each in the current flight attitude state; and implementing the highest order flight attitude control to bias the aircraft from the current flight attitude state toward the optimal flight attitude state.
[B64C] AEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS (air-cushion vehicles B60V)
Flying wing aircraft having flight and storage configurations
Patent No. 11124296 
Inventor(s): Dakota Charles Easley (Hurst, TX), Levi Charles Hefner (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16031741 on 07/10/2018 (1169 days app to issue)
Abstract: An unmanned aircraft system includes a flying wing airframe having leading and trailing edges with respective sweep angles. A thrust array is coupled to the airframe and includes first and second motor mounts each rotatably coupled to the leading edge. Each motor mount has first and second propulsion assemblies coupled to respective first and second distal ends thereof. A power system is operably associated with the thrust array and is operable to provide power to each propulsion assembly. A flight control system is operably associated with the thrust array and is operable to independently control the speed of each propulsion assembly. In a flight configuration of the system, each motor mount is substantially perpendicular with the leading edge such that the thrust array forms a two-dimensional thrust array. In a compact storage configuration of the system, each motor mount is substantially parallel with the leading edge.
[B64C] AEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS (air-cushion vehicles B60V)
Remote loading dock authorization systems and methods
Patent No. 11124372 
Inventor(s): Daryl Day (Frisco, TX), Richard K. Hoofard (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems AB (Landskrona, , SE)
Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16672291 on 11/01/2019 (690 days app to issue)
Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring components of a loading dock station that implement a remote monitoring and authorization system are disclosed. The systems and methods can provide information regarding the status of various components of the loading dock station to a remote monitoring and authorization control unit, where a supervisor or the like is capable of reviewing real time information regarding the status of the components and progress through and adherence to a workflow protocol. The systems and methods can also provide for authorization requests to be sent to the remote monitoring and authorization control unit, such as requests to override certain components of the docking station. The user at the remote monitoring and authorization control unit can then grant or deny requests based on status information and other data provided at the remote monitoring and authorization control unit.
[B65G] TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS (packaging B65B; handling thin or filamentary materials, e.g. paper sheets or thread, B65H; cranes B66C; portable or mobile lifting or hauling appliances, e.g. hoists, B66D; devices for lifting or lowering goods for loading or unloading purposes, e.g. fork-lift trucks, B66F 9/00; emptying bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels or similar containers, not otherwise provided for, B67C 9/00; delivering or transferring liquids B67D; filling or discharging vessels for liquefied, solidified or compressed gases F17C; pipe-line systems for fluids F17D)
Boundary characteristic-based part processing in support of additive manufacturing
Patent No. 11127204 
Inventor(s): Hao Peng (Mishawaka, IN), Joel Neidig (Plymouth, IN)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15932416 on 08/15/2017 (1498 days app to issue)
Abstract: An improved part optimization process in additive manufacturing is provided, which uses a finite element analysis only where boundary parameter differentiation is detected. For a given part being manufactured, such as in DMLS, thermal effects of adjacent volumes with no boundary parameter differentiation are ignored in the part optimization process. For example, if a given volume is over a volume of the same material, no computational analysis is conducted, but if a volume of metal is over air, then the computational analysis is conducted. This results in significantly less computational time being required. Further, the present invention uses computation equipment remote from the DMLS part production equipments, connected instead via the internet or other such ”cloud computing” arrangements.
[B33Y] ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING [2015.01]
 
C H E M I S T R Y & M E T A L L U R G Y
Gaseous oxygen propulsion system with chemical oxygen generation
Patent No. 11124413 
Inventor(s): Shane Bucy Coogan (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault Pfleger, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15870395 on 01/12/2018 (1348 days app to issue)
Abstract: The present invention relates generally in gaseous oxygen propulsion systems with solid-phase chemical oxygen generation for in-space propulsion systems. Chemical oxygen generation is provided by alkali metal chlorates, alkali metal perchlorates or metal peroxides.
[C01B] NON-METALLIC ELEMENTS; COMPOUNDS THEREOF (fermentation or enzyme-using processes for the preparation of elements or inorganic compounds except carbon dioxide C12P 3/00; production of non-metallic elements or inorganic compounds by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25B)
Evaporation apparatus for treating waste water
Patent No. 11124430 
Inventor(s): Jonathan C Warner (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): AbTech Industries, Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16517432 on 07/19/2019 (795 days app to issue)
Abstract: A thin film, direct convection, evaporative apparatus, such as for treating waste water on-site at a production area or waste water processing area, relies on direct exposure of fluid to an open flame in a substantially enclosed burner unit having a burn chamber fed by an air-fuel mixing chamber and a fluid chamber, which apparatus also has gas and air trains and a metered fluid train permitting controlled fluid flow rate.
[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]
Compositions containing trans-1,2-dichloroethylene and a hydrofluoroether, and methods of using the same
Patent No. 11124744 
Inventor(s): Edo Shellef (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): SHELLEF HOLDINGS INC. (Kingston, NY)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16166838 on 10/22/2018 (1065 days app to issue)
Abstract: Disclosed herein are solvent compositions and methods of using the solvent compositions. The solvent composition includes at least trans-1,2-dichloroethylene (t-DCE) and 1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethyl-2,2,3,3-tetrafluoropropyl ether (TFE-TFPE). The solvent composition may also include an oxygenated solvent, such as an alcohol or fluorinated ether. A method of cleaning the surface of an article includes contacting the surface with the solvent composition to dissolve, disperse, or displace a contaminant on the surface, and removing the solvent composition containing the contaminant from the surface.
[C11D] DETERGENT COMPOSITIONS; USE OF SINGLE SUBSTANCES AS DETERGENTS; SOAP OR SOAP-MAKING; RESIN SOAPS; RECOVERY OF GLYCEROL
pH-modulating biodegradable polymer and poly(glycerol sebacate)-augmented cell culture media
Patent No. 11124762 
Inventor(s): Peter D. Gabriele (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): THE SECANT GROUP, LLC (Telford, PA)
Law Firm: McNees Wallace Nurick LLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16250690 on 01/17/2019 (978 days app to issue)
Abstract: A pH-modulating poly(glycerol sebacate) composition includes poly(glycerol sebacate) and at least one pH-modulating agent associated with the poly(glycerol sebacate). A process of making a pH-modulating poly(glycerol sebacate) composition includes forming a poly(glycerol sebacate) by a water-mediated reaction from glycerol and sebacic acid and associating at least one pH-modulating agent with the poly(glycerol sebacate). A process of modulating a pH of a buffered aqueous solution includes placing a pH-modulating poly(glycerol sebacate) composition in a buffered aqueous solution. The pH-modulating agent is released into the buffered aqueous solution during degradation of the poly(glycerol sebacate) to reduce a decrease in pH of the buffered aqueous solution caused by degradation of the poly(glycerol sebacate).
[C12N] MICROORGANISMS OR ENZYMES; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF (biocides, pest repellants or attractants, or plant growth regulators containing microorganisms, viruses, microbial fungi, enzymes, fermentates, or substances produced by, or extracted from, microorganisms or animal material A01N 63/00; medicinal preparations A61K; fertilisers C05F); PROPAGATING, PRESERVING, OR MAINTAINING MICROORGANISMS; MUTATION OR GENETIC ENGINEERING; CULTURE MEDIA (microbiological testing media C12Q 1/00) [3]
Microfluidic testing system with cell capture/analysis regions for processing in a parallel and serial manner
Patent No. 11124821 
Inventor(s): Henry Joseph Legere, III (Frisco, TX), Jovan Hutton Pulitzer (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): RELIANT IMMUNE DIAGNOSTICS, INC. (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16186505 on 11/10/2018 (1046 days app to issue)
Abstract: A microfluidic chip system includes an input for receiving the biologic sample, and a first reading window for enabling a detection of the biologic material within the biologic sample. A first plurality of pathways is provided each for determining a treatment agent providing a best treatment efficacy for the predetermined biologic material. A first micro-pump is provided for pumping a portion of the biologic sample into each of the first plurality of pathways. A second plurality of pathways is provided, each for determining a dosage level of a particular one of the plurality of treatment agents with respect to the predetermined biologic material. A plurality of second micro-pumps are provided for pumping a second portion of the biologic sample into a selected one of the second plurality of pathways responsive to the determination of treatment efficacy of the treatment agent providing a best treatment of the predetermined biologic material.
[C12Q] MEASURING OR TESTING PROCESSES INVOLVING ENZYMES OR MICROORGANISMS (immunoassay G01N 33/53); COMPOSITIONS OR TEST PAPERS THEREFOR; PROCESSES OF PREPARING SUCH COMPOSITIONS; CONDITION-RESPONSIVE CONTROL IN MICROBIOLOGICAL OR ENZYMOLOGICAL PROCESSES [3]
 
F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S
Pot hole filler composition and method of making same
Patent No. 11124651 
Inventor(s): Gregory Cole (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Braxton Perrone, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16382516 on 04/12/2019 (893 days app to issue)
Abstract: A system and method for filling pot holes. The system includes transferring aggregate from an aggregate tank. Activator is likewise transferred from an activator tank. The activator is mixed with the aggregate to form a homogenized mixture. A liquid is introduced into a homogenized mixture to form a slurry and then a pot hole filler. The pot hole filler is directed through an exit end of a mixing tube.
[E01C] CONSTRUCTION OF, OR SURFACES FOR, ROADS, SPORTS GROUNDS, OR THE LIKE; MACHINES OR AUXILIARY TOOLS FOR CONSTRUCTION OR REPAIR (forming road or like surfaces by compacting or grading snow or ice E01H)
Retroreflective traffic stripe for both dry and wet weather conditions
Patent No. 11124932 
Inventor(s): Mark Joseph O”Neill (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17245215 on 04/30/2021 (144 days app to issue)
Abstract: A retroreflective traffic stripe comprising an exposed top surface containing a widely spaced repeating pattern of linear light-turning prisms over a bottom surface containing two different types of cube corner retroreflective prisms. The light-turning prisms are configured to use refraction and reflection to redirect light from distant headlights into a downward direction onto the bottom surface of the traffic stripe. Cube corner retroreflective prisms of the first type on the bottom surface have optical axes which are substantially perpendicular to the surfaces of the traffic stripe and are located substantially beneath such light-turning prisms. Cube corner retroreflective prisms of the second type on the bottom surface have optical axes tilted toward the distant headlights by at least 25 degrees and are located substantially between such light-turning prisms. Under dry road conditions, the light-turning prisms and first type of cube corner prisms provide unprecedented levels of retroreflectivity. Under wet road conditions, the second type of cube corner prisms provide high levels of retroreflectivity.
[E01F] ADDITIONAL WORK, SUCH AS EQUIPPING ROADS OR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PLATFORMS, HELICOPTER LANDING STAGES, SIGNS, SNOW FENCES, OR THE LIKE
Dynamic, fire-resistance-rated thermally insulating and sealing system having a F-Rating of 120 min for use with curtain wall structures
Patent No. 11124962 
Inventor(s): Arndt Andresen (North Richland Hills, TX), Chad Stroike (Roanoke, TX)
Assignee(s): Hilti Aktiengesellschaft (Schaan, , LI)
Law Firm: Grneberg and Myers PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16610434 on 05/18/2018 (1222 days app to issue)
Abstract: An approved dynamic construction is used for effectively thermally insulating and sealing of a safing slot between a floor of a building and an exterior wall construction, wherein the exterior wall construction includes a curtain wall configuration defined by an interior wall glass surface including one or more aluminum framing members, wherein the vision glass extends to the finished floor level below. The dynamic, thermally insulating and sealing system includes a first element for receiving the insulating elements and positioned in the zero spandrel area of a glass curtain wall construction including only vision glass to maintain thermally insulating and sealing of the safing slot during exposure to fire and heat as well as movement in order to maintain a complete seal extending across the safing slot.
[E04B] GENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS; WALLS, e.g. PARTITIONS; ROOFS; FLOORS; CEILINGS; INSULATION OR OTHER PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS (border constructions of openings in walls, floors, or ceilings E06B 1/00)
Method for predicting drill bit wear
Patent No. 11125022 
Inventor(s): Benjamin Richard Potash (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Blank Rome LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16188732 on 11/13/2018 (1043 days app to issue)
Abstract: A system for improving drill bit performance, comprising processors and memory storing instructions to obtain a wear report for a drill bit, wherein the wear report includes wear characteristics of the drill bit and drill operating parameters under which the drill bit was used; compare the wear characteristics of the drill bit to a threshold for acceptable drill bit wear; and adjust drill operating parameters based on the wear characteristics of the drill bit. The instructions to obtain the wear report for the drill bit include instructions to analyze images of the drill bit to identify wear characteristics; identify wear patterns based on the wear characteristics of the drill bit; identify probable drilling conditions based on the wear patterns; and generate the wear report for the drill bit based on the images of the drill bit, the wear characteristics of the drill bit, and the probable drilling conditions.
[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]
Packer setting and real-time verification method
Patent No. 11125037 
Inventor(s): Gary John Geoffroy (Plano, TX), Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm, TX), Thomas Jules Frosell (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16479564 on 04/30/2018 (1240 days app to issue)
Abstract: This disclosure may generally relate to subterranean operations and, more particularly, to systems and methods for setting a packer. Specifically, embodiments of the present disclosure may provide real-time verification of setting a packer in order to form a seal within a wellbore. A system for packer setting may comprise a packer, a telemetry module operable to wirelessly receive one or more control signals from a surface location, and a control module coupled to the telemetry module and the packer, wherein the control module is operable to actuate the packer in response to the one or more control signals from the surface location.
[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 control device for controlling flow based on fluid phase
Patent No. 11125050 
Inventor(s): Michael L. Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Zachary R. Murphree (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16181335 on 11/05/2018 (1051 days app to issue)
Abstract: A flow control device can include water in a chamber, the chamber having a variable volume, a flow restricting member which displaces in response to a change in the chamber volume, and a biasing device which influences a pressure in the chamber. A method of controlling flow of steam in a well can include providing a flow control device which varies a resistance to flow in the well, the flow control device including a chamber having a variable volume, water disposed in the chamber, and a biasing device. The biasing device influences the chamber volume. Another flow control device can include water in a chamber, the chamber having a variable volume, a flow restricting member which displaces in response to a change in the chamber volume, and a biasing device which reduces a boiling point of the water in the chamber.
[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]
Downhole perforator having reduced fluid clearance
Patent No. 11125057 
Inventor(s): Richard Ellis Robey (Mansfield, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Gilliam IP PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16478378 on 04/19/2017 (1616 days app to issue)
Abstract: An apparatus comprises a first cluster of perforator guns positioned circumferentially around a central longitudinal axis at a first axial position, wherein the first cluster is configured in a closed position while the apparatus is being lowered to a perforator position in a wellbore. After the apparatus is lowered to the perforator position, the first cluster is to move to an expanded position such that the perforator guns are moved closer to a target that is to be perforated.
[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]
Downhole-type tool for artificial lift
Patent No. 11125059 
Inventor(s): Kuo-Chiang Chen (Kennedale, TX)
Assignee(s): Upwing Energy, LLC (Cerritos, CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16239221 on 01/03/2019 (992 days app to issue)
Abstract: A downhole-type tool includes a casing joint, a housing affixed to the casing joint, and an electric stator encased in the housing. The housing defines an inner bore and has an inner bore wall that is continuous with an inner wall of the casing joint. The housing is sealed against ingress of cement to the stator. The electric stator is configured to drive an electric rotor-impeller. A flow of cement can be received with an outer surface of the housing. The flow of cement can be directed into an annulus between the housing and a wall of a wellbore. The casing joint can be cemented in the wellbore.
[E21B] EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING (mining, quarrying E21C; making shafts, driving galleries or tunnels E21D); OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS [5]
Flow rate signals for wireless downhole communication
Patent No. 11125079 
Inventor(s): Matthew Merron (Carrollton, TX), Michael Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Thomas Frosell (Irving, TX), Zachary William Walton (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16314812 on 08/18/2016 (1860 days app to issue)
Abstract: A method for using flow rate signals for wireless downhole communication comprises generating a first flow rate signal within a wellbore by altering the flow rate of a first fluid in the well bore, wherein the first flow rate signal comprises at least two detectable characteristics; detecting the first flow rate signal at a first downhole tool disposed within the wellbore; and actuating the first downhole tool in response to detecting the first flow rate signal.
[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
 
Fan performance tuning
Patent No. 11125248 
Inventor(s): Ercan Mehmet Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Shailesh N. Joshi (Ann Arbor, MI), Umesh N. Gandhi (Farmington Hills, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16375436 on 04/04/2019 (901 days app to issue)
Abstract: Fan performance can be adjusted based on real-time operating conditions. The fan can include a plurality of blades operatively connected to a rotor. The blades can extend radially outward from the rotor to a tip. A housing can substantially surround the fan. The housing can have an inner peripheral surface that defines an inner diameter. The inner peripheral surface can include a first portion and a second portion downstream of the first portion. The first portion can be adjacently upstream of the plurality of blades, and the second portion can be substantially aligned with the plurality of blades. A plurality of actuators being distributed in a circumferential direction of the housing. The actuators can be operatively positioned to cause the inner diameter of the first portion or the second portion to be altered. As a result, one or more performance characteristics of the fan can be changed.
[F04D] NON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT PUMPS (engine fuel-injection pumps F02M; ion pumps H01J 41/12; electrodynamic pumps H02K 44/02)
Dowel and joint construction method for wooden furniture
Patent No. 11125260 
Inventor(s): Erica Felecia Kasper (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17207701 on 03/21/2021 (184 days app to issue)
Abstract: The invention is a dowel and joint system for wooden construction and wood joinery. It Provides and easy method to assemble wood furniture making it both easy and light weight. Wood is naturally heavy, by using a method to join pieces of wood that is both simple and light weighted, this method provides a stable structure that is earth friendly (uses less wood) and lightweight. It makes it easy for users to assemble and disassemble real wood or wood imitation furniture.
[F16B] DEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS OR WEDGES; JOINTS OR JOINTING (couplings for transmitting rotation F16D)
Slam-shut safety assembly for providing redundant safety shutoff
Patent No. 11125348 
Inventor(s): Adina Todea (Cluj-Napoca, , RO), Emil Groza (Cluj-Napoca, , RO), Eva Gota (Cluj-Napoca, , RO), Michel Bouvry (Chartres, , FR), Nikita Jose Paredes Nesmashnaya (Chartres, , FR)
Assignee(s): EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16574602 on 09/18/2019 (734 days app to issue)
Abstract: A slam-shut safety assembly configured to provide redundant safety shutoff in a gas distribution system. The slam-shut safety assembly includes a valve body, a first slam-shut safety device coupled to the valve body, and a second slam-shut safety device coupled to the valve body. The valve body has an inlet, an outlet, and defines a flow path extending between the inlet and the outlet. The first slam-shut safety device is configured to block the flow path at a first position responsive to an overpressure condition or an underpressure condition. The second slam-shut safety device is configured to block the flow path at a second position responsive to the overpressure condition or the underpressure condition.
[F16K] VALVES; TAPS; COCKS; ACTUATING-FLOATS; DEVICES FOR VENTING OR AERATING
Retaining sleeve for high pre-charge cartridge
Patent No. 11125374 
Inventor(s): John Thomas Rogers (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Performance Pulsation Control, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16448678 on 06/21/2019 (823 days app to issue)
Abstract: A gas charged cartridge for use with a cylinder to form a pulsation control dampener is provided. The cylinder receives a fluid for the pulsation control dampener. The gas charged cylinder can include a head, a plug, an elastomer composite, and a perforated retaining sleeve. The head is located on a first end of the gas charged cartridge. The plug is located on a second end of the gas charged cartridge. The elastomer composite connects the head to the plug. The perforated retaining sleeve is affixed to the plug surrounding the elastomer composite.
[F16L] PIPES; JOINTS OR FITTINGS FOR PIPES; SUPPORTS FOR PIPES, CABLES OR PROTECTIVE TUBING; MEANS FOR THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
X-axis curvable LED strip and method of use
Patent No. 11125398 
Inventor(s): Daniel Machlis (Arlington, TX), Hao Zheng (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Leavitt Eldredge Law Firm (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16880922 on 05/21/2020 (488 days app to issue)
Abstract: An x-axis curvable LED strip includes an elongated curved channel having a bottom portion and one or more walls extending therefrom; an elongated lens to secure over a top of the elongated curved channel; and a flexible light strip, having a mounting strip to secure to one of the one or more walls of the elongated curved channel; LED lights attached to the mounting strip by an extension such that the LED lights are positioned within the elongated curved channel along the bottom portion; the LED lights emit light through the elongated lens.
[F21S] NON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF [7]
HVAC controller having multiplexed input signal detection and method of operation thereof
Patent No. 11125454 
Inventor(s): Anitha Rajappan (Chennai, , IN), Darko Hadzidedic (Carrollton, TX), Sakthi Narayan Kumar Murugesan (Chennai, , IN)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16452881 on 06/26/2019 (818 days app to issue)
Abstract: A heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) controller, a method of detecting multiplexed input signals and an HVAC system employing the controller or the method. In one embodiment, the HVAC controller includes: (1) a signal conditioner configured to convert received alternating current (AC) input signals into corresponding square wave signals of a digital logic voltage, (2) a multiplexer coupled to the signal conditioner and configured to select one of the square wave signals and (3) a sample analyzer coupled to the multiplexer and configured to evaluate multiple samples of the selected one of the square wave signals to derive a binary state.
[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)
Method and system for charge determination
Patent No. 11125481 
Inventor(s): Patrie Ananda Balan (Chennai, , IN), Rakesh Goel (Irving, TX), Siddarth Rajan (Chennai, , IN)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16578609 on 09/23/2019 (729 days app to issue)
Abstract: An HVAC system includes an evaporator coil and a compressor fluidly coupled to the evaporator coil. A condenser coil is fluidly coupled to the compressor. The condenser coil includes at least one condenser circuit fluidly coupled between a discharge line and an exit manifold. A sub-cool circuit is fluidly coupled between the exit manifold and a liquid line. A first temperature sensor is disposed at an entrance to the sub-cool circuit. A second temperature sensor is disposed at an exit to the sub-cool circuit. An HVAC controller is operatively coupled to the first temperature sensor and the second temperature sensor. The HVAC controller is configured to determine a temperature difference across the sub-cool circuit.
[F25B] REFRIGERATION MACHINES, PLANTS, OR SYSTEMS; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials, e.g. refrigerants, or materials for the production of heat or cold by chemical reactions other than by combustion C09K 5/00; pumps, compressors F04; use of heat pumps for domestic or space-heating or for domestic hot-water supply F24D; air-conditioning, air-humidification F24F; fluid heaters using heat pumps F24H)
 
P H Y S I C S
Subscription based smart refueling
Patent No. 11125578 
Inventor(s): Joshua Batie (Frisco, TX), Raja Shekar Kilaru (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16255427 on 01/23/2019 (972 days app to issue)
Abstract: A smart refueling service for vehicles which predicts when a vehicle will need refueling based on vehicle sensors and historical and/or predictive information. When analysis indicates the vehicle has insufficient fuel to reach a destination, and there are no refueling stations along the route, a drone is dispatched to refuel the vehicle. The service is a subscription service which registers and authenticates a vehicle and monitors the vehicle based on user preferences. The user preferences may be to refuel at a desired time of day, day of the week or at a desired location.
[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)
Two-sided flow-through immunoassay
Patent No. 11125746 
Inventor(s): Jovan Hutton Pulitzer (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): RELIANT IMMUNE DIAGNOSTICS, INC. (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15842699 on 12/14/2017 (1377 days app to issue)
Abstract: A two-sided flow-through immunoassay testing device is provided. The device comprises a well having therein a plurality of orifices, the plurality of orifices serving to channel biologic material deposited into the well onto different immunoassay pods, wherein the immunoassay pods may contain immunoassay test layers stacked to create an immunoassay test. The device further includes a results window. Inside the device, and between the window and the pods, there are open sections below each pod to allow a user to view the results of the tests as presented on the reaction layers of the pods through the window.
[G01N] INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES (measuring or testing processes other than immunoassay, involving enzymes or microorganisms C12M, C12Q)
System and method for remote colorimetry and ratiometric comparison and quantification in analysis of medical test results
Patent No. 11125749 
Inventor(s): Jovan Hutton Pulitzer (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Reliant Immune Diagnostics, Inc. (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16001771 on 06/06/2018 (1203 days app to issue)
Abstract: A system for providing colorimetric and ratiometric comparison and quantification for medical test results, comprising a testing device including an alignment target and including a plurality of immunoassay test strips, the plurality of immunoassay test strips each including a test line and a control line, and a colorimetry device configured to operate with a mobile device, the mobile device including a camera and a software application stored thereon, wherein the software application provides executable instructions to detect color properties of a color of the test line and a color of a control line of at least one of the plurality of immunoassay test strips, determine a risk value for each of at least one disease risks tested using the biologic sample, wherein the risk value is a rating determined from the color properties of the color of the test line, and provide medical test results based on the risk value.
[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)
Test access mechanism controller including instruction register, instruction decode circuitry
Patent No. 11125818 
Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16795262 on 02/19/2020 (580 days app to issue)
Abstract: A device test architecture and interface is provided to enable efficient testing embedded cores within devices. The test architecture interfaces to standard IEEE 1500 core test wrappers and provides high test data bandwidth to the wrappers from an external tester. The test architecture includes compare circuits that allow for comparison of test response data to be performed within the device. The test architecture further includes a memory for storing the results of the test response comparisons. The test architecture includes a programmable test controller to allow for various test control operations by simply inputting an instruction to the programmable test controller from the external tester. The test architecture includes a selector circuit for selecting a core for testing. Additional features and embodiments of the device test architectures are also disclosed.
[G01R] MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES (indicating correct tuning of resonant circuits H03J 3/12)
Safety fault interrupter circuit with power fault monitor
Patent No. 11125820 
Inventor(s): Robert Mason Hanrahan (Montvale, NJ)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16189431 on 11/13/2018 (1043 days app to issue)
Abstract: An apparatus includes a safety fault interrupter circuit. The safety fault interrupter circuit includes a safety fault monitor coupled to a first bias node and configured to selectively assert a fault interrupter signal based at least in part on a first bias voltage and a first power consumption. The safety fault interrupter circuit also includes a power fault monitor for the safety fault monitor, wherein the power fault monitor is coupled to a second bias node and is configured to selectively assert the fault interrupter signal based at least in part on a second bias voltage and a second power consumption that is less than the first power consumption.
[G01R] MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES (indicating correct tuning of resonant circuits H03J 3/12)
Systems and methods for determining a timing offset of emitter antennas in a wireless network
Patent No. 11125850 
Inventor(s): Felix Markhovsky (Dallas, TX), Michael John Buynak (Dallas, TX), Russ Markhovsky (Dallas, TX), Truman Prevatt (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): POLTE CORPORATION (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16734205 on 01/03/2020 (627 days app to issue)
Abstract: Systems and methods for determining a timing offset of a plurality of emitter antennas in a wireless network. The methods include deploying a network synchronization calibration unit at a location within receiving range of a plurality of direct path reference signals transmitted by the plurality of emitter antennas. The synchronization calibration unit receives the plurality of direct path reference signals and one or more reflected reference signals, which are then separated from one another to identify the direct path reference signals when a signal strength of one direct path reference signal is less than a signal strength of a reflected reference signal. A set of data is collected from the reflected reference signals that is indicative of the timing offset and that set of data is analyzed to estimate the timing offset.
[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
Distance measurement using millimeter wave radar
Patent No. 11125856 
Inventor(s): Adeel Ahmad (Plano, TX), Dan Wang (Allen, TX), Muhammad Zubair Ikram (Richardson, TX), Murtaza Ali (Cedar Park, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16201726 on 11/27/2018 (1029 days app to issue)
Abstract: An apparatus, including processing unit (PU) cores and computer readable storage devices storing machine instructions for determining a distance between a target object and a radar sensor circuit. The PU cores receive a beat signal generated by the radar sensor circuit and compensate for a phase difference between the received beat signal and a reconstruction of the received beat signal to obtain a phase compensated beat signal. The phase compensated beat signal is then filtered to remove spurious reflections by demodulating the phase compensated beat signal using an estimated frequency of the phase compensated beat signal. The PU cores then apply a low pass filter to the demodulated phase compensated beat signal, resulting in a modified beat signal. The PU cores then determine the distance between the target object and the radar sensor circuit using the modified beat 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
Photonic apparatus using a phase alignment waveguide
Patent No. 11125878 
Inventor(s): Jae Seung Lee (Ann Arbor, MI), Paul Donald Schmalenberg (Ann Arbor, MI), Tsuyoshi Nomura (Novi, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15832239 on 12/05/2017 (1386 days app to issue)
Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to a photonic apparatus. The photonic apparatus including a phase alignment waveguide including waveguide inputs and waveguide outputs. The waveguide inputs being operably connected with a light source to provide a light wave into the phase alignment waveguide and the waveguide outputs providing a plurality of light waves from the optical waveguide. The phase alignment waveguide modulates the light wave to generate the plurality of light waves with different phases. The photonic apparatus includes a transmit switch operably connected with the waveguide inputs to selectively connect at least one of the waveguide inputs with the light source to provide the light wave into the phase alignment waveguide. The photonic apparatus includes control circuitry operably connected with the transmit switch, the control circuitry dynamically activating the at least one of the waveguide inputs according to an electronic control 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
Optical fiber distribution system
Patent No. 11125961 
Inventor(s): David Zhi Chen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Go!Foton Holdings, Inc. (Somerset, NJ)
Law Firm: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz Mentlik, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16564045 on 09/09/2019 (743 days app to issue)
Abstract: An optical fiber distribution system may include a housing that includes an end cap unit, a main cabinet unit, and a fiber termination unit. The main cabinet unit may have a door that opens to provide access to the interior of the main cabinet unit, which may include a plurality of cassettes in a stacked arrangement within the main cabinet unit. The cassettes may be rotatably coupled to a cassette support so that, when the door is open, the cassettes may be individually rotated at least partially out of the main cabinet unit to provide access to the cassettes for maintenance. The fiber distribution system may be mountable to a strand so that the system hangs in a suspended state, and a plurality of the main cabinet units may be coupled to one another in a cascading fashion to provide increased cassette capacity.
[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]
Apparatus and methods for channel verification of multi-fiber optic cable
Patent No. 11125963 
Inventor(s): Phillip Herman (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): SUMIX CORPORATION (Oceanside, CA)
Law Firm: Loza Loza, LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16276568 on 02/14/2019 (950 days app to issue)
Abstract: The present disclosure provides a Multi-fiber push on (MPO) connector channel verification apparatus and method for verifying the MPO cable polarity and each optic fiber position in MPO cables or patch-cords. The apparatus includes a verification module that provides an illumination source configured to direct light on fiber end faces in an MPO connector at an end of the MPO cable according to predetermined sequences such that an inspection microscope at the other end of the MPO cable may be utilized to analyze the illumination sequence of illuminated fibers occurring at the other end of the MPO cable to verify the channel locations and polarity of the MPO cable.
[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]
Multi-objective calibrations of lithography models
Patent No. 11126159 
Inventor(s): Huikan Liu (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16738571 on 01/09/2020 (621 days app to issue)
Abstract: A system may include a model calibration engine configured to determine a candidate lithography model set from which to calibrate a lithography model according to multiple objectives, including by initializing a population of parent candidate models, generating child candidate models, merging the parent and child candidate models into a merged population, classifying the candidate models of the merged population into tiers of non-dominated fronts according to respective objective functions for the multiple objectives, determining a subset of the merged population based on the classified tiers, and identifying, as the candidate lithography model set, a Pareto-optimal front of the subset of the merged population determined based on the classified tiers. The system may also include a model selection engine configured to set a given candidate lithography model in the candidate lithography model set as a calibrated lithography model for simulating a lithographic process.
[G05B] CONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS (fluid-pressure actuators or systems acting by means of fluids in general F15B; valves per se F16K; characterised by mechanical features only G05G; sensitive elements, see the appropriate subclasses, e.g. G12B, subclasses of G01, H01; correcting units, see the appropriate subclasses, e.g. H02K)
Aerial imaging aircraft having attitude stability
Patent No. 11126203 
Inventor(s): John Richard McCullough (Weatherford, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16858145 on 04/24/2020 (515 days app to issue)
Abstract: An aerial imaging aircraft operable to transition between thrust-borne lift in a VTOL orientation and wing-borne lift in a biplane orientation. The aircraft includes an airframe having first and second wings with first and second pylons coupled therebetween. A two-dimensional distributed thrust array is coupled to the airframe. The thrust array includes a plurality of propulsion assemblies each operable for variable speed and omnidirectional thrust vectoring. A payload is coupled to the airframe and includes an aerial imaging module. A flight control system is operable to independently control the speed and thrust vector of each of the propulsion assemblies such that in an inclined flight attitude, the flight control system is operable to maintain the orientation of the aerial imaging module toward a target while translating the aircraft, changing aircraft altitude and/or circling the target.
[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)
Interactive presentation system
Patent No. 11126335 
Inventor(s): Callie Thomas (Dallas, TX), William Thomas (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Trustees of the Thomas Family Trust (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16789249 on 02/12/2020 (587 days app to issue)
Abstract: In some aspects, a method of authoring an interactive presentation includes defining a sequence of two or more primary content items within a presentation, and associating a link to additional content with a primary content item of the sequence in a non-transitory computer-readable medium. In additional aspects, a method of delivering an interactive presentation includes accessing the sequence of two or more primary content items, delivering the primary content items to a presentation device, and delivering, to applications operating on mobile devices of audience members, the primary content items with the additional content and/or one or more links thereto. In further aspects, a method of interacting with an interactive presentation includes receiving, by a mobile device of an audience member, a sequence of primary content items with additional content and/or one or more links thereto, and displaying the received primary content items and the additional content.
[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)
External memory controller
Patent No. 11126372 
Inventor(s): Gary Gostin (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Park, Vaughan, Fleming Dowler LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16680254 on 11/11/2019 (680 days app to issue)
Abstract: A computing system is disclosed herein. The computing system includes a computing node and a remote memory node coupled to the computing node via a system fabric. The computing node includes a plurality of processors and a master memory controller. The master memory controller is external to the plurality of processors. The master memory controller routes requests corresponding to requests from the plurality of processors across the system fabric to the remote memory node and returns a response.
[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)
Computer architecture for emulating a differentiator in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 11126450 
Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16777535 on 01/30/2020 (600 days app to issue)
Abstract: A device includes a memory and a node engine. The memory stores a table that includes input values represented by first correlithm objects, previous values represented by second correlithm objects, and output values represented by third correlithm objects. Each output value in the table is the difference between a corresponding input value and a corresponding previous value. The node engine receives an input correlithm object and a previous value correlithm object. The node engine determines a first correlithm object in the table based on the input correlithm object, and a second correlithm object in the table based on the previous value correlithm object. The node engine then determines a third correlithm object from the table based on the determined first correlithm object and the determined second correlithm object, and outputs the third correlithm object as an output correlithm object.
[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)
Event messaging in a system having a self-scheduling processor and a hybrid threading fabric
Patent No. 11126587 
Inventor(s): Tony M. Brewer (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Gamburd Law Group LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16399672 on 04/30/2019 (875 days app to issue)
Abstract: Representative apparatus, method, and system embodiments are disclosed for a self-scheduling processor which also provides additional functionality. Representative embodiments include a self-scheduling processor, comprising: a processor core adapted to execute a received instruction; and a core control circuit adapted to automatically schedule an instruction for execution by the processor core in response to a received work descriptor data packet. In another embodiment, the core control circuit is also adapted to schedule a fiber create instruction for execution by the processor core, to reserve a predetermined amount of memory space in a thread control memory to store return arguments, and to generate one or more work descriptor data packets to another processor or hybrid threading fabric circuit for execution of a corresponding plurality of execution threads. Event processing, data path management, system calls, memory requests, and other new instructions are also disclosed.
[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)
Methods and apparatuses for searching data stored in a memory array using a replicated data pattern
Patent No. 11126664 
Inventor(s): Isom Lawrence Crawford, Jr. (Royse City, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16397670 on 04/29/2019 (876 days app to issue)
Abstract: A method includes replicating a data pattern to be searched for, storing the replicated data pattern into a first row of memory cells, and comparing the replicated data pattern to data stored into a second row of memory cells. In response to detecting the data pattern in the data stored into the second row of memory cells, storing into a third row a value indicative of at least one of an occurrence of the data pattern or a position of the searched for data pattern in the data stored into the row of memory cells.
[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)
Token and device location-based automatic client device authentication
Patent No. 11126670 
Inventor(s): John J. Christudass (Coppell, TX), Krishna C. Yendrapalli (Irving, TX), Manah M. Khalil (Coppell, TX), Maneesha Kalra (Plano, TX), Michael R. Lamison (Dallas, TX), Narayanan Kasiviswanathan Shankar (Irving, TX), Ping Chu
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15591382 on 05/10/2017 (1595 days app to issue)
Abstract: A network device receives credentials of a user of a client device, and receives an enrollment request from the client device, wherein the enrollment request includes a network address of the client device. The network device generates a token comprising the network address and an identifier of the user, encrypts the token, and sends the encrypted token to the client device. The network device receives, when the client device attempts to access a protected resource or a network service, the encrypted token from the client device for authenticating the client device without further requiring the credentials of the user.
[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)
System and method for element quality improvement in 3D quadrilateral-dominant surface meshes
Patent No. 11126766 
Inventor(s): Jonathan Makem (Cambridge, , GB), Nilanjan Mukherjee (Cincinnati, OH)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16336641 on 10/31/2016 (1786 days app to issue)
Abstract: A system and method is provided for element quality improvement in three-dimensional (3D) quadrilateral-dominant surface meshes. The system may include a processor configured to collapse a first plurality of edges of a plurality of quadrilateral elements that form a surface mesh of a 3D model, which edges have lengths that are shorter than a predetermined fraction of a minimum element edge length (MEL). Further, the processor may also move nodes connected to at least some of a second plurality of edges of the plurality of quadrilateral elements so as to have lengths that are at least the MEL. Also, the processor may adjust included angles and the warp of elements to be within predetermined limits. Further, the processor may collapse in the mesh all remaining edges of the plurality of quadrilateral elements that are shorter than the MEL to produce a modified surface mesh in which all quadrilaterals in the modified mesh have edge lengths that are at least the MEL.
[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)
Video to data
Patent No. 11126853 
Inventor(s): John Carlos Shields (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): CELLULAR SOUTH, INC. (Ridgeland, MS)
Law Firm: Steptoe Johnson LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16271773 on 02/08/2019 (956 days app to issue)
Abstract: A method and system can generate video content from a video. The method and system can include a coordinator, an image detector, and an object recognizer. The coordinator can be communicatively coupled to a splitter and/or to a plurality of demultiplexer nodes. The splitter can be configured to segment the video. The demultiplexer nodes can be configured to extract audio files from the video and/or to extract still frame images from the video. The image detector can be configured to detect images of objects in the still frame images. The object recognizer can be configured to compare an image of an object to a fractal. The recognizer can be further configured to update the fractal with the image. The coordinator can be configured to embed metadata about the object into the video.
[G06K] RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS (printing per se B41J)
Detection system
Patent No. 11126863 
Inventor(s): Angela Marano (Dallas, TX), Daniel Novotny (Dallas, TX), Justin Bundick (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Southwest Airlines Co. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16434069 on 06/06/2019 (838 days app to issue)
Abstract: A method for detecting objects in traffic flow includes identifying a location of a first camera and a second camera. The method includes determining a traffic flow direction. The method includes receiving a first image set captured by the first camera and a second image set captured by the second camera. The method includes identifying an object of a first object type in the first image set based on the location of the first camera and the traffic flow direction. The method includes identifying an object of a second object type in the second image set based on the location of the second camera and the traffic flow direction. The method includes recording the object of the first object type as a single incremented count in a first object type queue and the object of the second object type as a single incremented count in a second object type queue.
[G06K] RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS (printing per se B41J)
Intelligent dealership recommendation engine
Patent No. 11126931 
Inventor(s): Avid Ghamsari (Frisco, TX), Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16871662 on 05/11/2020 (498 days app to issue)
Abstract: Aspects described herein may provide an interface and/or search functionality for a dealership to determine vehicles a customer is most likely to purchase. A recommender system may generate vehicle recommendations for a dealership to sell to a customer based on customer information, vehicle information, and dealership information. Machine learning may be used to generate the recommendations. The recommendations may be based on the vehicle preferences of a customer.
[G06N] COMPUTER SYSTEMS BASED ON SPECIFIC COMPUTATIONAL MODELS [7]
Telecommunication network customer premises service dispatch optimization
Patent No. 11126939 
Inventor(s): Abhay Dabholkar (Allen, TX), Billy Langston, Jr. (Fort Worth, TX), Matthew Rosenbloom (Dallas, TX), Quan Nguyen (McKinney, TX), Rudolph Mappus (Plano, TX), Vijayan Nagarajan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16212393 on 12/06/2018 (1020 days app to issue)
Abstract: A processing system may obtain historical job feature, network plant feature, and calendar feature data associated with customer premises installation jobs of a telecommunication network which include a dispatch of a customer premises technician. A plurality of the customer premises installation jobs may further include a dispatch of a network-based technician. The processing system may then generate, from the historical data, a prediction model for predicting whether additional customer premises installation jobs may include a dispatch of a network-based technician, apply the prediction model to job feature, network plant feature, and calendar feature data associated with a pending customer premises installation job, determine a likelihood score of whether the pending customer premises installation job may include a dispatch of a network-based technician based upon the prediction model, and assign the pending customer premises installation job to at least a first customer premises technician in accordance with the likelihood score.
[G06Q] DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [2006.01]
Systems and methods for token linking and unlinking in digital wallets
Patent No. 11126980 
Inventor(s): Aditya Chebiyyam (McKinney, TX), Gayathri Sundar (Irving, TX), Rajitha Dissanayake (Frisco, TX), Tuan Dao (Richardson, TX), Yunchul Bryan Jeon (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig LLP (19 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16184617 on 11/08/2018 (1048 days app to issue)
Abstract: Systems and methods for token linking and unlinking in digital wallets are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for token linking in digital wallets may include: an issuer wallet application executed by the information processing device requesting, from a token vault, an identification of a customer”s accounts that are eligible for push-provisioning to a third party wallet application executed by the information processing device; receiving the identification of customer accounts from the token vault; identifying accounts provisioned in the third party wallet application; determining accounts from the customer accounts that have not been provisioned to the third party wallet application to provision to the third party wallet application; provisioning the determined accounts to the third party wallet application; and requesting the token vault link a token associated with the provisioned account to an issuer wallet associated with the issuer wallet application.
[G06Q] DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [2006.01]
Systems and methods for providing user offers based on efficient iterative recommendation structures
Patent No. 11127028 
Inventor(s): Jason Matthew White (Dallas, TX), Taylor Griffin Smith (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Bloomington, IL)
Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15991588 on 05/29/2018 (1211 days app to issue)
Abstract: Systems and methods are described for providing user offers based on efficient iterative recommendation structures. In various aspects, a server invokes a bi-directional look-up interface via a lookup request, where the bi-directional look-up interface is exposed via an electronic recommendation structure. The lookup request causes the bi-directional look-up interface to return a bi-directional recommendation value. The bi-directional recommendation value indicates a likelihood of a first user selecting a first offer or a second offer. The bi-directional recommendation value is transmitted via a computer network to a client device associated with the first user upon a determination that the likelihood meets or exceeds a recommendation threshold. The client device is operative to display at least one of the first offer or the second offer.
[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]
Methods and apparatus to expand panelist enrollment
Patent No. 11127044 
Inventor(s): Achilleas Papakostas (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Nielsen Company (US), LLC (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15388562 on 12/22/2016 (1734 days app to issue)
Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to expand panelist enrollment are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a fingerprint receiver to access a fingerprint received from a media device associated with a panelist, the panelist enrolled in a first panel corresponding to a first category of the media device, the fingerprint identifying devices communicating on a same local area network as the media device. The example apparatus includes a fingerprint analyzer to determine whether a second device within a second category of devices corresponding to a second panel is identified in the fingerprint, the second category of devices not including the media device. The example apparatus includes a panel opportunity identifier to prompt the panelist to join the second panel in response to the determination that the second device within the second category of devices is identified in the fingerprint.
[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]
Drone station marketplace
Patent No. 11127071 
Inventor(s): Romelia Flores (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Patterson + Sheridan, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16132531 on 09/17/2018 (1100 days app to issue)
Abstract: Drone marketplaces for utilizing one or more drone functionalities. A method includes a computer-implemented method which includes: populating a drone marketplace database for a drone marketplace with drone information, scoring the plurality of drones of the drone marketplace based on the performance drone information, receiving a rating of a drone performance from one or more drone engagers, receiving a request for a drone service from the one or more drone engagers, analyzing the drone information, continuously updating, the drone marketplace database with the drone information, dispatching a first drone of the plurality of drones to perform the requested service, based on the drone information.
[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 providing goods and services during vehicular travel
Patent No. 11127072 
Inventor(s): Hyder Alkasimi (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16241595 on 01/07/2019 (988 days app to issue)
Abstract: A system and method according to which goods and services are provided during vehicular travel. In an exemplary embodiment, the vehicle is an airplane operated by a commercial airline.
[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]
Insurance quoting application for handheld device
Patent No. 11127085 
Inventor(s): Jaideep Jayaram (Flower Mound, TX), Nagaraj V. Rao (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Webcetera, L.P. (Lewisville, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16245553 on 01/11/2019 (984 days app to issue)
Abstract: A method and technique includes initiating, by a mobile electronic device, a location module of the mobile electronic device. The location module interfaces with a plurality of cellular towers and, based on the cellular tower interfacing, determines latitude and longitude coordinates of a location of the mobile electronic device. The location module converts the latitude and longitude coordinates to an address and interfaces over a network with a server. The location module receives from the server a property designation based on the address and determines a category corresponding to the property designation. A data matrix is created from a plurality of server responses to a data request uploaded by the mobile electronic device based on the category and the data matrix is displayed on the mobile electronic 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]
Method and system for data tracking and exchange
Patent No. 11127092 
Inventor(s): Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcott, Ltd. (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15598835 on 05/18/2017 (1587 days app to issue)
Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to electronic computer implemented tracking method and system for an article of manufacture. In one aspect, a plurality of computer readable records are electronically maintained and stored in a computer readable database. In one step, a temporary virtual record is generated with EDI data payload including a transaction record attribute, a location transfer request attribute for designating a transfer location of an article of manufacture, and a recipient user biometric ID attribute. Next, electronically via data communications network tunnel, EDI data payload representative of the transaction record attribute and the location transfer request attribute is transmitted; and responsive to the location transfer request attribute, via the computer-based data communications network, the system transmits EDI data payload representative of an exchange zone attribute for designating a physical zone for exchanging said article of manufacture.
[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]
Apparatus and method for efficient motion estimation
Patent No. 11127114 
Inventor(s): Ajit Deepak Gupte (Bangalore, , IN), Mahesh M. Mehendale (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16809052 on 03/04/2020 (566 days app to issue)
Abstract: The architecture shown can perform global search, local search and local sub pixel search in a parallel or in a pipelined mode. All operations are in a streaming mode without the requirement of external intermediate data storage.
[G06T] IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL [2006.01]
Background identification for videos with large foreground objects
Patent No. 11127140 
Inventor(s): Kaimo Lin (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16399960 on 04/30/2019 (875 days app to issue)
Abstract: The present disclosure describes a system and method for background identification for videos with large foreground objects. The method includes dividing a video clip into a multiple short video clips, each of which overlaps with neighboring short video clips of the multiple short video clips, detecting, in each short video clip, multiple background motion candidates, linking the background motion candidates between the neighboring short video clips to form multiple linked groups of background motion candidates, and identifying a linked group of background motion candidates that is most dominant among the multiple linked groups of background motion candidates.
[G06T] IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL [2006.01]
Image registration to a 3D point set
Patent No. 11127145 
Inventor(s): Richard W. Ely (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16507798 on 07/10/2019 (804 days app to issue)
Abstract: Discussed herein are devices, systems, and methods for image processing. A method can include generating a synthetic image based on a two-dimensional (2D) image of the geographical region, performing a coarse registration to grossly, register the synthetic image to the 2D image, and performing a fine registration following the coarse registration to improve the registration between the synthetic image and the 2D image.
[G06T] IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL [2006.01]
Auto calibration and auto reset of vehicle components
Patent No. 11127229 
Inventor(s): Derek A. Thompson (Ypsilanti, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16358001 on 03/19/2019 (917 days app to issue)
Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle accessory calibration and reset module that includes a sensor associated with a vehicle component, and configured to detect a malfunction of the vehicle component, and generate a signal to indicate the malfunction. The vehicle accessory calibration and reset module also includes a control unit configured to receive the signal indicative of the malfunction, automatically identify a diagnostic procedure for the vehicle component, initiate the diagnostic procedure, determine whether a calibration or reset is indicated as part of the diagnostic procedure, initiate an automatic calibration or reset of the vehicle component, initiate a test of the vehicle component, and recommend service options to a user if a result of the test indicates a continuing malfunction status of the vehicle component.
[G07C] TIME OR ATTENDANCE REGISTERS; REGISTERING OR INDICATING THE WORKING OF MACHINES; GENERATING RANDOM NUMBERS; VOTING OR LOTTERY APPARATUS; ARRANGEMENTS, SYSTEMS OR APPARATUS FOR CHECKING NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE (identification of persons A61B 5/117; indicating or recording apparatus for measuring in general, analogous apparatus but in which the input is not a variable to be measured, e.g. a hand operation, G01D; clocks, clock mechanisms G04B, G04C; time-interval measuring G04F; counting mechanisms per se G06M)
Adaptive algorithm-based engine health prediction
Patent No. 11127231 
Inventor(s): Alan H. Steinert (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16381416 on 04/11/2019 (894 days app to issue)
Abstract: A system and algorithm-based method of determining engine health and assuring available propulsion power based on historical data reflecting the individual engine”s unique performance ”fingerprint.”
[G07C] TIME OR ATTENDANCE REGISTERS; REGISTERING OR INDICATING THE WORKING OF MACHINES; GENERATING RANDOM NUMBERS; VOTING OR LOTTERY APPARATUS; ARRANGEMENTS, SYSTEMS OR APPARATUS FOR CHECKING NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE (identification of persons A61B 5/117; indicating or recording apparatus for measuring in general, analogous apparatus but in which the input is not a variable to be measured, e.g. a hand operation, G01D; clocks, clock mechanisms G04B, G04C; time-interval measuring G04F; counting mechanisms per se G06M)
Method and system for heads up game tournament
Patent No. 11127256 
Inventor(s): Malcolm B. Davis (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16600939 on 10/14/2019 (708 days app to issue)
Abstract: A method of simulating a heads up gaming tournament utilizing at least one game server and a plurality of personal communication devices includes receiving value from a plurality of participants using the personal communication devices, providing the participants with wagering units, pairing unpaired first and second ones of the participants to play a heads up game, initiating the game by generating a game state, for example, dealing the private cards of a hold”em poker game, and transmitting the game state to the participants for display on the personal communications devices, whereupon the first participant transmits an action to the game server in response to the game state, receiving the action and updating the game state, receiving a second input in response to the first participant”s action from the second participant, continuing play until the outcome of the heads up game is determined, updating the number of wagering units held by the first and second participants, repairing the participants for the next game or in the case of poker, the next deal or hand and continuing until all but one of the participants has been eliminated.
[G07F] COIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS (coin sorting G07D 3/00; coin testing G07D 5/00) [7]
System, method, and computer-readable storage medium for determining road type
Patent No. 11127287 
Inventor(s): Trenton B. Lindholm (Canton, MI), Vladimeros Vladimerou (Whitmore Lake, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16410009 on 05/13/2019 (862 days app to issue)
Abstract: A system for determining a road type includes processing circuitry configured to receive information from a plurality of sensors. The information corresponds to one or more of operation of a host vehicle and an environment surrounding the host vehicle. Additionally, the system determines whether one or more of the plurality of sensors detects an off highway event, classifies the road type as a local road in response to one or more of the plurality of sensors detecting an off highway event, determines whether the speed of the host vehicle is greater than a first predetermined speed for a first predetermined amount of time, and classifies the road type as a limited access highway in response to the speed of the host vehicle being greater than the first predetermined speed for the first predetermined amount of time.
[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]
Timecode generator with global accuracy and flexible framerate
Patent No. 11127434 
Inventor(s): Ari Krupnik (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17127516 on 12/18/2020 (277 days app to issue)
Abstract: Described herein are systems, devices and techniques for generating timecode for use in logging and identifying content in a recorded medium, and for use in synchronizing such content when captured and recorded to separate media via separate recording devices. Consistent with some embodiments of the invention, the timecode is generated based on a radio-based time signal that represents a universally accepted time standard (e.g., Coordinated Universal Time), thereby eliminating the need to configure and maintain a master clock distribution scheme as part of a timing synchronization system. Additionally, consistent with some embodiments, the timecode is generated to support any one of multiple framerates.
[G11B] INFORMATION STORAGE BASED ON RELATIVE MOVEMENT BETWEEN RECORD CARRIER AND TRANSDUCER (recording measured values in a way that does not require playback through a transducer G01D 9/00; recording or playback apparatus using mechanically marked tape, e.g. punched paper tape, or using unit records, e.g. punched or magnetically marked cards G06K; transferring data from one type of record carrier to another G06K 1/18; circuits for coupling output of reproducer to radio receiver H04B 1/20; gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers or circuits therefor H04R)
Detection circuitry to detect a deck of a memory array
Patent No. 11127482 
Inventor(s): Vijayakrishna J. Vankayala (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16847181 on 04/13/2020 (526 days app to issue)
Abstract: As described, a device may include detection circuitry to detect a deck of a memory array. The deck may include a conductive identifier coupled between a logic high voltage node and the detection circuitry a control circuit coupled to the detection circuit. The control circuit may perform operations including transmitting a test enable signal to the detection circuitry. The detection circuitry may generate a valid signal indicative of an existence of the conductive identifier of the deck in response to the test enable signal. The operations may also include the control circuit receiving the valid signal from the detection circuitry and adjusting a memory operation associated with the memory array based at least in part on the valid signal.
[G11C] STATIC STORES (information storage based on relative movement between record carrier and transducer G11B; semiconductor devices for storage H01L, e.g. H01L 27/108-H01L 27/11597; pulse technique in general H03K, e.g. electronic switches H03K 17/00)
Three-dimensional semiconductor chip containing memory die bonded to both sides of a support die and methods of making the same
Patent No. 11127728 
Inventor(s): Adarsh Rajashekhar (Santa Clara, CA), Fei Zhou (San Jose, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Rahul Sharangpani (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16848137 on 04/14/2020 (525 days app to issue)
Abstract: A support die includes complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) devices, front support-die bonding pads electrically connected to a first subset of the peripheral circuitry, and backside bonding structures electrically connected to a second subset of the peripheral circuitry. A first memory die including a first three-dimensional array of memory elements is bonded to the support die. First memory-die bonding pads of the first memory die are bonded to the front support-die bonding pads. A second memory die including a second three-dimensional array of memory elements is bonded to the support die. Second memory-die bonding pads of the second memory die are bonded to the backside bonding structures.
[G11C] STATIC STORES (information storage based on relative movement between record carrier and transducer G11B; semiconductor devices for storage H01L, e.g. H01L 27/108-H01L 27/11597; pulse technique in general H03K, e.g. electronic switches H03K 17/00)
System and method for real-time network engineering control
Patent No. 11128520 
Inventor(s): Asfaw Negeri (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Tata Communications Transformation Services (US) Inc. (Dover, DE)
Law Firm: Kaplan Breyer Schwarz, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16555394 on 08/29/2019 (754 days app to issue)
Abstract: A system for providing real-time network engineering control for a network system is provided that includes an agent module for constructing and sending data queries to one or more client modules installed on the network system. The client module evaluates the query from the agent module, retrieves and structures the requested data and sends the structured requested data back to the agent module. The agent module then sends the requested data to at least one engineering control module that analyzes the requested data and responds based on the evaluation of the requested data.
[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)
Digital document distribution process
Patent No. 11128583 
Inventor(s): Alice J. Clements (Coppell, TX), Connor Pickens (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16047826 on 07/27/2018 (1152 days app to issue)
Abstract: Systems and methods for managing privileged communications in a controlled-environment facility are disclosed. A privileged communication is received from a user via an online portal, wherein the user having been previously confirmed as having a privileged relationship with a resident of the controlled-environment facility, transmitting the privileged communication to the resident in a manner that prevents inspection by controlled-environment facility staff, and notifying the user when the privileged communication has been accessed by the resident. The privileged communication may be one or more of a document, an image, a text message, an email, a voicemail, or any other electronic or digital communication.
[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)
Method and system for searching network resources to locate content
Patent No. 11128720 
Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16430994 on 06/04/2019 (840 days app to issue)
Abstract: A process and system are directed to generating a medium without user involvement. A user makes a series of increasingly granular selections to specify the type of medium to be built, such as a webpage. A search engine conducts a search of networking resources to identify and collect content items that have a relationship to the user and that are relevant to the webpage selections made by the user. The content collection is performed automatically without any user involvement, beyond the user”s initial webpage selections. The webpage is then constructed, using the collected content items to populate the components of the webpage. The webpage is customized to the user because its contents are developed based upon a search that reflects the targeting and collection of content items that are both related to the user and relevant to the user”s webpage definition.
[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)
System and method for security activation with session granularity
Patent No. 11129017 
Inventor(s): Nathan Edward Tenny (Poway, CA), Yi Guo (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15990156 on 05/25/2018 (1215 days app to issue)
Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) includes deriving security keys for a signaling radio bearer (SRB) in accordance with a first message received from an access node, initiating security for the SRB in accordance with the first message, receiving, from the access node, a second message including at least one security parameter for at least one data radio bearer (DRB), wherein the at least one security parameter is associated with a session that includes the at least one DRB, and wherein the second message is secured with the security keys for the SRB, and initiating security for the at least one DRB in accordance with the at least one security parameter.
[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)
 
E L E C T R I C I T Y
Millimeter wave chip scale atomic clock
Patent No. 11126144 
Inventor(s): Argyrios Dellis (Dallas, TX), Baher Haroun (Allen, TX), Bichoy Bahr (Richardson, TX), Juan Alejandro Herbsommer (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16844819 on 04/09/2020 (530 days app to issue)
Abstract: A clock generator includes a hermetically sealed cavity and clock generation circuitry. A dipolar molecule that exhibits a quantum rotational state transition at a fixed frequency is disposed in the cavity. The clock generation circuitry is configured to generate an output clock signal based on the fixed frequency of the dipolar molecule. The clock generation circuitry includes a detector circuit, a multiplier, and reference oscillator control circuitry. The detector circuit is coupled to the cavity, and is configured to generate a detection signal representative of an amplitude of a signal at an output of the cavity. The multiplier is coupled to the detector circuit, and is configured to multiply the detection signal with a mixing signal to produce a derivative of the detection signal. The reference oscillator control circuitry is configured to set a frequency of a reference oscillator based on the derivative of the detection signal.
[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)
User interface for method for creating a custom track
Patent No. 11127432 
Inventor(s): Michael Wayne Shore (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ROSE TRADING LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Panitch Schwarze Belisario Nadel LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16816640 on 03/12/2020 (558 days app to issue)
Abstract: A system for allowing a user to create a custom track on a user apparatus, the user apparatus having a display is described. A memory stores a plurality of video clips and an audio track having a timeline. An application is stored in the memory. The application is configured to provide, on the display of the user apparatus, a plurality of video source windows, each of the plurality of video source windows corresponding to a respective one of the plurality of video clips. The application is further configured to allow the user to create the custom track while the audio track is playing by correlating portions of the plurality of video clips with the audio track by selecting respective ones of the plurality of video source windows at desired times in the timeline of the audio track.
[H04N] PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION [4]
Nanostructure barrier for copper wire bonding
Patent No. 11127515 
Inventor(s): Christopher Daniel Manack (Flower Mound, TX), Nazila Dadvand (Richardson, TX), Salvatore Frank Pavone (Murphy, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16854839 on 04/21/2020 (518 days app to issue)
Abstract: A nanostructure barrier for copper wire bonding includes metal grains and inter-grain metal between the metal grains. The nanostructure barrier includes a first metal selected from nickel or cobalt, and a second metal selected from tungsten or molybdenum. A concentration of the second metal is higher in the inter-grain metal than in the metal grains. The nanostructure barrier may be on a copper core wire to provide a coated bond wire. The nanostructure barrier may be on a bond pad to form a coated bond pad. A method of plating the nanostructure barrier using reverse pulse plating is disclosed. A wire bonding method using the coated bond wire is disclosed.
[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]
Memory die containing through-memory-level via structure and methods for making the same
Patent No. 11127655 
Inventor(s): Hiroshi Sasaki (Yokkaichi, , JP), Satoshi Shimizu (Yokkaichi, , JP), Takumi Moriyama (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yohei Masamori (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16295292 on 03/07/2019 (929 days app to issue)
Abstract: An alternating stack of insulating layers and spacer material layers is formed over a substrate. At least one dielectric material portion is formed over the substrate adjacent to the alternating stack. Memory stack structures are formed through the alternating stack. A trench extending through the alternating stack and a via cavity extending through the at least one dielectric material portion are formed using a same anisotropic etch process. The via cavity is deeper than the trench and the via cavity extends into an upper portion of the substrate. The sacrificial material layers are replaced with electrically conductive layers using the trench as a conduit for an etchant and a reactant. A trench fill structure is formed in the trench, and a via structure assembly is formed in the via cavity using simultaneous deposition of material portions. A bonding pad may be formed on the bottom surface of the via structure assembly.
[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]
Module assembly
Patent No. 11127665 
Inventor(s): Deep C. Dumka (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16516579 on 07/19/2019 (795 days app to issue)
Abstract: A module assembly includes an adapter substrate with at least one cavity and a surface mounted die mounted on a top surface of the adapter substrate. The first cavity extends through the adapter substrate and has at least one first side wall. A first metallization layer is provided within the cavity. A first recessed die is attached to the first metallization layer and mounted within the cavity such that the first recessed die is at least partially recessed into the first cavity and surrounded by a gap filler that resides between side portions of the first recessed die and the at least one first side wall. The top surface of the gap filler is flush with the top surface of the adapter substrate and a top surface of the first recessed die.
[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]
Method for removing a bulk substrate from a bonded assembly of wafers
Patent No. 11127729 
Inventor(s): James Kai (Santa Clara, CA), Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA), Koichi Matsuno (Fremont, CA), Murshed Chowdhury (Fremont, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16900098 on 06/12/2020 (466 days app to issue)
Abstract: A first wafer including a first substrate, first semiconductor devices overlying the first substrate, and first dielectric material layers overlying the first semiconductor devices is provided. A sacrificial material layer is formed over a top surface of a second wafer including a second substrate. Second semiconductor devices and second dielectric material layers are formed over a top surface of the sacrificial material layer. The second wafer is attached to the first wafer such that the second dielectric material layers face the first dielectric material layers. A plurality of voids is formed through the second substrate. The sacrificial material layer is removed by providing an etchant that etches a material of the sacrificial material layer through the plurality of voids. The substrate is detached from a bonded assembly including the first wafer, the second semiconductor devices, and the second dielectric material layers upon removal of the sacrificial material layer.
[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]
Three-dimensional memory devices containing structures for controlling gate-induced drain leakage current and method of making the same
Patent No. 11127759 
Inventor(s): Daisuke Miyake (Yokkaichi, , JP), Tomoyuki Obu (Yokkaichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16800078 on 02/25/2020 (574 days app to issue)
Abstract: An alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers is formed over a substrate. Memory openings are formed through the alternating stack. A layer stack including a charge storage layer, a tunneling dielectric layer, a semiconductor material layer, and a dielectric material layer is formed in the memory openings. The dielectric material layer may include a doped silicate glass layer. A doped silicate glass pillar can be formed at a bottom portion of each memory opening, and a bottom portion of the semiconductor material layer can be converted into a source region by outdiffusion of dopants from the doped silicate glass pillar. Alternatively, the semiconductor material layer can be heavily doped, and can be recessed to form a source region.
[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]
Vertical trench gate MOSFET with deep well region for junction termination
Patent No. 11127852 
Inventor(s): Fei Ma (Chengdu, , CN), Hong Yang (Richardson, TX), Seetharaman Sridhar (Richardson, TX), Sunglyong Kim (Allen, TX), Ya Ping Chen (Chengdu, , CN), Yunlong Liu (Chengdu, , CN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16233643 on 12/27/2018 (999 days app to issue)
Abstract: A trench gate metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) device includes an epitaxial layer on a substrate both doped a first conductivity type. Active area trenches have polysilicon gates over a double shield field plate. A junction termination trench includes a single shield field plate in a junction termination area which encloses the active area that includes a retrograde dopant profile of the second conductivity type into the epitaxial layer in the junction termination area. Pbody regions of a second conductivity type are between active trenches and between the outermost active trench and the junction termination trench. Source regions of the first conductivity type are in the body regions between adjacent active trenches. Metal contacts are over contact apertures that extend through a pre-metal dielectric layer reaching the body region under the source region, the single shield field plate, and that couples together the polysilicon 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]
Substrate design for efficient coupling between a package and a dielectric waveguide
Patent No. 11128023 
Inventor(s): Athena Lin (West Lafayette, IN), Benjamin Stassen Cook (Los Gatos, CA), Hassan Omar Ali (Murphy, TX), Juan Alejandro Herbsommer (Allen, TX), Swaminathan Sankaran (Allen, TX), Vikas Gupta (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16716642 on 12/17/2019 (644 days app to issue)
Abstract: A device includes a multilayer substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. An integrated circuit is mounted on the second surface of the multilayer substrate, the integrated circuit having transmission circuitry configured to process millimeter wave signals. A substrate waveguide having a substantially solid wall is formed within a portion of the multilayer substrate perpendicular to the first surface. The substrate waveguide has a first end with the wall having an edge exposed on the first surface of the multilayer substrate. A reflector is located in one of the layers of the substrate and is coupled to an edge of the wall on an opposite end of the substrate waveguide.
[H01P] WAVEGUIDES; RESONATORS, LINES OR OTHER DEVICES OF THE WAVEGUIDE TYPE (operating at optical frequencies G02B)
Methods and apparatus for adaptive synchronous rectifier control
Patent No. 11128224 
Inventor(s): Bharath Balaji Kannan (Merrimack, NH), Bing Lu (Bedford, NH)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16052444 on 08/01/2018 (1147 days app to issue)
Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture are disclosed for adaptive synchronous rectifier control. An example apparatus includes an adaptive off-time control circuit to determine a first voltage and a second voltage when a drain voltage of a switch satisfies a voltage threshold, the first voltage based on a first off-time of the switch, the second voltage based on the first off-time and a first scaling factor, determine a third voltage based on a second scaling factor and a second off-time of the switch, the second off-time after the first off-time, and determine a third off-time of the switch based on at least one of the second voltage or the third voltage. The example apparatus further includes a driver to turn off the switch for at least the third off-time after the second off-time.
[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]
Contactless interface for mm-wave near field communication
Patent No. 11128345 
Inventor(s): Benjamin Stassen Cook (Los Gatos, CA), Swaminathan Sankaran (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16773557 on 01/27/2020 (603 days app to issue)
Abstract: A system is provided in which a first waveguide has a first resonator coupled to an end of the first waveguide. A second waveguide has a second resonator coupled to the second waveguide. The first resonator is spaced apart from the second resonator by a gap distance. Transmission of a signal propagated by the first waveguide across the gap to the second waveguide is enhanced by a confined near field mode magnetic field produced by the first resonator in response to the propagating wave that is coupled to the second resonator.
[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]
Method and apparatus to enable segmented CSI reporting in wireless communication systems
Patent No. 11128354 
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: 16740171 on 01/10/2020 (620 days app to issue)
Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) for channel state information (CSI) feedback in a wireless communication system is provided. The method comprises receiving, from a base station (BS), CSI reference signals (CSI-RSs) and CSI feedback configuration information, estimating a channel based on the received CSI-RSs, determining, based on the estimated channel and the CSI feedback configuration information, a number of non-zero coefficients (K[subscript]l[/subscript][superscript]NZ[/superscript]) for each layer (l) of a total number of layers, wherein 1 is a rank value, and a sum of the K[subscript]l[/subscript][superscript]NZ [/superscript]across each of the layers as a total number of non-zero coefficients (K[superscript]NZ[/superscript]), where K[superscript]NZ[/superscript]=[subscript]L=1[/subscript][superscript][/superscript] K[subscript]L[/subscript][superscript]NZ[/superscript]. The method further comprises transmitting, to the BS, the CSI feedback including the K[superscript]NZ [/superscript]value over an uplink (UL) channel.
[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]
Method and apparatus for multiplexing and omitting channel state information
Patent No. 11128362 
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: 16803924 on 02/27/2020 (572 days app to issue)
Abstract: A method for operating a UE for CSI reporting in a wireless communication system is provided. The method comprises receiving, from a BS, configuration information for a CSI report, the CSI report comprising a first CSI part and a second CSI part, the second CSI part including a total of K[superscript]NZ [/superscript]non-zero coefficients across v layers, determining a priority value for each of the total of K[superscript]NZ [/superscript]non-zero coefficients, partitioning the second CSI part into Group 0, Group 1, and Group 2 such that, based on the determined priority values of the total of K[superscript]NZ [/superscript]non-zero coefficients, indicators to non-zero coefficients having higher priority values are included in Group 1 and indicators to non-zero coefficients having lower priority values are included in Group 2, and transmitting, to the BS over an uplink (UL) channel, UL control information (UCI) including Group 0 or (Group 0, Group 1) or (Group 0, Group 1, Group 2) of the second CSI part.
[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]
Optical point source detection locating sensor
Patent No. 11128372 
Inventor(s): James Anton Harder (Bedbord, TX), Michaelene Williams Sprague (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): ADVANCED PHOTON APPLICATIONS, LLC (Bedford, TX)
Law Firm: Hauptman Ham, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16896810 on 06/09/2020 (469 days app to issue)
Abstract: A system for processing optical signals comprising a reference optical signal transmission structure configured to receive an optical signal at a first input and to provide the optical signal at a first output to a photodetector. A delay optical signal transmission structure configured to receive the optical signal at a second input and to provide a delayed optical signal at a second output to the photodetector. A signal processor configured to receive a first electric signal corresponding to the optical signal and a second electric signal corresponding to the delayed optical signal and to generate an output as a function of the first electric signal and the second electric signal.
[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]
Data communication with light in controlled environment facilities
Patent No. 11128376 
Inventor(s): Kendrick Sims (Mansfield, TX), Scott D. Passe (Forney, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16283732 on 02/22/2019 (942 days app to issue)
Abstract: Systems and methods for communicating using both radio frequency (RF) communication and light communication (LC) are disclosed. An example device comprises radio frequency communication circuitry, a light communication transmitter; a light communication receiver; a processor for controlling the device according to executable code; and memory for storing data and executable code, wherein the executable code comprises instructions for causing the processor to establish RF communication with an RF access point using the RF communication circuitry; and to establish LC communication with an LC access point using the LC transmitter, the LC receiver, or both.
[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]
Antenna-free receiver bit error rate testing
Patent No. 11128390 
Inventor(s): Kalyan Chakravarthi Chekuri (Bangalore, , IN), Kiran Rajmohan (Ernakulam, , IN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16929352 on 07/15/2020 (433 days app to issue)
Abstract: A test system and interface circuitry for antenna-free bit error rate testing of an electronic device under test, including a pulse shaping circuit with a pulse shaping filter circuit to pulse shape a modulating signal before amplitude modulation with a carrier signal, and the amplitude modulated signal is coupled directly or via a transformer and a socket to the device under test without antennas to facilitate automated device testing with simple reconfiguration of signal generators for different device type. A method includes filtering a square wave modulating signal to create a pulse shaped modulating signal, amplitude modulating a carrier signal with the pulse shaped modulating signal to create an amplitude modulated signal, providing the amplitude modulated signal to the socket, and evaluating a bit error rate of the DUT according to receive data from the DUT and according to the BER test transmit data.
[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]
Methods for making a gasket with a pliable resilient body with a perimeter having characteristics different than the body
Patent No. 11128397 
Inventor(s): Jeff Busby (Millsap, TX), Kent Boomer (Aledo, TX), Matt Boyd (Fort Worth, TX), Mike Dry (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): THE PATENT WELL LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15962021 on 04/25/2018 (1245 days app to issue)
Abstract: A single piece gasket is disclosed having a skeletal member, typically metallic, and a pliable body. The pliable body includes a first portion having a first firmness and a second perimeter portion have a firmer consistency. When such a composite body is placed under compression, the perimeter will tend to limit the flow of the softer inner material past the firmer perimeter region or portion of the gasket. In this manner, creep or overrun of the less firm portion material will be reduced.
[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]
Cipher system with continuously replenished reservoir of pseudorandom bits
Patent No. 11128449 
Inventor(s): Subbayya Chowdary Yanamadala (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ARM LIMITED (Cambridge, , GB)
Law Firm: Talem IP Law, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16409354 on 05/10/2019 (865 days app to issue)
Abstract: The described cipher system includes a bits of some randomness (BOSR) reservoir; a first multiplexer circuit that receives a BOSR key, a functional key, and a first control signal for selection between the BOSR key and the functional key; a second multiplexer circuit that receives a BOSR state, a functional state, and a second control signal for selection between the BOSR state and the functional state; a block cipher logic circuit that receives the outputs from the first and second multiplexer circuits and a functional input. The block cipher outputs bits into either the BOSR reservoir or as a functional output according to a third control signal. The cipher system includes a control logic block that outputs the first control signal, second control signal, and third control signal and controls whether a clock cycle of the block cipher logic circuit is used for a BOSR operation or a functional operation.
[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]
Advising meeting participants of their contributions based on a graphical representation
Patent No. 11128484 
Inventor(s): Mona Abou-Sayed (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Mitel Networks (International) Limited (London, , GB)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17000162 on 08/21/2020 (396 days app to issue)
Abstract: Systems and methods for advising meeting participants are disclosed. An example method of advising meeting participants includes establishing a desired engagement level for a participant of a meeting. The example method further includes evaluating a contribution to the meeting of the participant based on the desired engagement level and including at least one of detecting a communication duration of the participant or determining a quantity of content shared. The example method also includes generating a graphical representation of the contribution to the meeting. Additionally, the example method includes providing the graphical representation of the contribution to the meeting, including transmitting a signal to at least one of the participant or a meeting host. The signal communicates the graphical representation to a device of the participant or the meeting host.
[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]
System and method for full-duplex media access control using request-to-send signaling
Patent No. 11128488 
Inventor(s): Christopher W. Rice (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16601008 on 10/14/2019 (708 days app to issue)
Abstract: A system and method for full-duplex communications provided by modifying the Media Access Control sub-layer of communication node protocols. The modification allows communication nodes to communicate with one another in full-duplex, where each node transmits and receives data simultaneously with other nodes in a single frequency. A timing of the simultaneous data transmissions, acknowledgments, and short-interframe-space waiting periods can be determined based on network-allocation-vector data transmitted in association with request-to-send or clear-to-send signals.
[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]
PHICH transmission in time division duplex systems
Patent No. 11128503 
Inventor(s): Jun Li (Richardson, TX), Yiping Wang (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, , CA)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P. C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16506738 on 07/09/2019 (805 days app to issue)
Abstract: A method is provided for communication in a wireless telecommunication system. The method comprises multiplexing, by a network element, at least one symbol of a PHICH onto at least one resource element of a PCFICH.
[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]
Cloud infrastructure for isolation and run-time behavioral tuning through configuration externalization
Patent No. 11128529 
Inventor(s): Anurag Andoji (Frisco, TX), Gopi Kancharla (Frisco, TX), Parvesh Kumar (Plano, TX), Praveen K. Tandra (Allen, TX), Raman Bajaj (Frisco, TX), Sanjiv Yajnik (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16821739 on 03/17/2020 (553 days app to issue)
Abstract: Embodiments generally relate to a cloud computing infrastructure and method of operating the same including at least: receiving a configuration file from a configuration repository; receiving a request from a first device to configure an application rule set of one or more nodes based on the configuration file; transmitting the request to a receiver node selected from the one or more nodes; generating a notification alerting the one or more nodes that the request is stored on a database; distributing the configuration file to a subset of the one or more nodes based on receipt of an access request from the one or more nodes; and updating the application rule set of the subset of the one or more nodes based on the configuration file.
[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]
Securely replacing existing IP phone with new IP phone using existing directory number and without enabling auto-registration on call control server
Patent No. 11128532 
Inventor(s): Basant Kumar Basavaraj (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Edell, Shapiro Finnan, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16782269 on 02/05/2020 (594 days app to issue)
Abstract: A call control entity communicates with Internet Protocol (IP) phones over a network. Responsive to a request from a new IP phone that is to replace an existing IP phone, the call control entity determines there is no existing IP phone record for the new IP phone. In response, the call control entity acquires from the new IP phone a directory number associated that is to be used when making calls with the new IP phone, and searches for an existing IP phone record for the existing IP phone based on the directory number. When the existing IP phone record is found, the call control entity creates for the new IP phone a new IP phone record associated with the directory number, copies existing configuration information from the existing IP phone record to the new IP phone record, and configures the new IP phone with the existing configuration information.
[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]
Observation platform for using structured communications with cloud computing
Patent No. 11128565 
Inventor(s): Guy R. VanBuskirk (Grapevine, TX), Jesse Montgomery (Rowlett, TX), Shiva Cheedella (Dallas, TX), Steven Paul Russell (Menlo Park, CA)
Assignee(s): Theatro Labs, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16738841 on 01/09/2020 (621 days app to issue)
Abstract: In a method of using structured communications in an observation platform with cloud computing, a signal from a first communication device is received by a second communication device associated with a first computer system. The second computer system forwards the signal from the first computer system to a second computer system, wherein the second computer system is physically remote from the first computer system and connected with the first computer system via a network. The second computer system derives context information for the signal, the deriving based on a plurality of factors derived from an analysis of the signal, wherein the plurality of factors comprises a speech to text analysis of the signal, and wherein the second computer system is cloud based. The second computer system determines at least one destination for the signal based on the plurality of factors for the context information.
[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]
Lawful intercept in future core interworking with evolved packet system
Patent No. 11128672 
Inventor(s): Amir Saghir (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16682569 on 11/13/2019 (678 days app to issue)
Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which a inter-networked lawful intercept service is provided. The inter-networked lawful intercept service may include providing lawful intercept information from a proxy call session control function to a future generation core network device. The proxy call session control function may be resident in an Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem network. The proxy call session control function may use a Diameter message that includes the lawful intercept information. The future generation core network device may be a policy control function. The lawful intercept information may be further provided to other core network devices, such as a session management function and a use plane function.
[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]
Method and apparatus for receiving nutritional information via a network
Patent No. 11128709 
Inventor(s): Steven Belz (Sunnyvale, TX)
Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT MOBILITY II LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14970495 on 12/15/2015 (2107 days app to issue)
Abstract: A method and apparatus for receiving nutritional information are disclosed. For example, the method receives a profile of a user, receives over the communications network, grocery information on one or more grocery items at one or more locations of the user, receives over the communications network, ingestion information on ingestion by the user of at least one grocery item from the one or more grocery items, generates nutritional information, wherein the nutritional information is determined by performing an analysis based on the profile of the user, the grocery information, and the ingestion information, and provides over the communications network, the nutritional information, to an endpoint device of the user.
[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]
Auto-negotiation over extended backplane
Patent No. 11128741 
Inventor(s): Guodong Zhang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Park, Vaughan, Fleming Dowler LLP (4 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16687159 on 11/18/2019 (673 days app to issue)
Abstract: In one example in accordance with the present disclosure, a system for auto-negotiation over extended backplane includes an enclosure and a switch external to the enclosure. The enclosure has a NIC (network interface controller) for a server in the enclosure and a DEM (downlink extension module). The DEM has a single DEM PHY connected to the NIC via a backplane and also connected to the switch via an external connection. The DEM PHY facilitates auto-negotiation between the switch and the NIC.
[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]
System and method for compositing high dynamic range images
Patent No. 11128809 
Inventor(s): Hamid R. Sheikh (Allen, TX), Ibrahim Pekkucuksen (Plano, TX), John Glotzbach (Allen, TX), Ruiwen Zhen (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16277630 on 02/15/2019 (949 days app to issue)
Abstract: An electronic device, method, and computer readable medium for compositing high dynamic range frames are provided. The electronic device includes a camera, and a processor coupled to the camera. The processor registers the plurality of multi-exposure frames with a hybrid of matched features to align non-reference frames with a reference frame; generates blending maps of the plurality of multi-exposure frames to reduce moving ghost artifacts and identify local areas that are well-exposed in the plurality of multi-exposure frames; and blends the plurality of multi-exposure frames weighted by the blending maps using a two-step weight-constrained exposure fusion technique into a high dynamic range (HDR) frame.
[H04N] PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION [4]
Combined spectral measurement and imaging sensor
Patent No. 11128819 
Inventor(s): Alan Then (Addison, TX), Brian Gamm (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Advanced Vision Technologies (A.V.T.) Ltd. (Hod Hasharon, , IL)
Law Firm: RatnerPrestia (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16300529 on 05/09/2017 (1596 days app to issue)
Abstract: A combined imaging and spectral measurement line-scan imaging sensor includes a plurality of pixel lines. Each pixel line includes a plurality of pixels. At least one of the pixel lines is an imaging line designated for acquiring at least one image of an object and other of the pixel lines are spectral measurement lines designated for acquiring a spectral measurement of light received from the object. Each imaging line is associated with a single respective spectral response within a spectral range. Each pixel in each spectral measurement line is associated with a respective spectral band. Each of at least three pixels in each of the spectral measurement lines is respectively associated with different respective pixel spectral bands. The different respective pixel spectral bands are non-identical to any one of the single spectral responses associated with each of the imaging spectral lines.
[H04N] PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION [4]
Set-top box with enhanced behavioral controls and system and method for use of same
Patent No. 11128912 
Inventor(s): Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX)
Assignee(s): Enseo, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16916771 on 06/30/2020 (448 days app to issue)
Abstract: A set-top box with enhanced behavioral controls and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the set-top box, a wireless transceiver is located within a housing, which also interconnectedly includes a television input, a television output, a processor, and memory. The set-top box may pair with an electronic door locking apparatus coupled to a door that is room-collocated with the set-top box in a hospitality establishment. The set-top box may then receive a status signal from the electronic door locking apparatus relative to the open/closed status of the door and locked/unlocked status of the door.
[H04N] PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION [4]
Hearing aid and method for use of same
Patent No. 11128963 
Inventor(s): Laslo Olah (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Institute of Science, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17342426 on 06/08/2021 (105 days app to issue)
Abstract: A hearing aid and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the hearing aid includes a body having various electronic components contained therein, including an electronic signal processor that is programmed with a respective left ear qualified sound range and a right ear qualified sound range. Each of the left ear qualified sound range and the right ear qualified sound range may be a range of sound corresponding to a preferred hearing range of an ear of the patient. The electronic signal processor is also programmed with a tinnitus frequency which is a range of sound corresponding to a sensation of tinnitus in the ear of the patient. Sound received at the hearing aid is converted to the qualified sound range prior to output with the output amplified at 0 dB at the tinnitus frequency or an inverse amplitude signal applied at the tinnitus frequency.
[H04R] LOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS (producing sounds with frequency not determined by supply frequency G10K) [6]
Media echoing and social networking device and method
Patent No. 11128996 
Inventor(s): Jeffrey David (Irvine, CA), Michael Stanley (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Ascension Intellectual Properties LLC (Prosper, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16914434 on 06/28/2020 (450 days app to issue)
Abstract: A method and apparatus for echoing media via a mobile device are disclosed herein. According to an embodiment, the method can include displaying automatically to a user, on the mobile device, a list of one or more respective identifiers of one or more other users experiencing respective media within a selectable geographic area. The user is then allowed to select whether to play one or more of the respective media on the mobile device, and can connect with the one or more other users via a social networking site. As a result, the user can network with previously unknown people, based on a common taste in music or other media, for example, as well as a geographic location.
[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]
Methods and apparatus to determine mobile device application usage in vehicles including media applications
Patent No. 11129040 
Inventor(s): Achilleas Papakostas (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): The Nielsen Company (US), LLC (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16933741 on 07/20/2020 (428 days app to issue)
Abstract: An example method for classifying a service set identifier (SSID) as a vehicle SSID includes determining, by executing an instruction with a processor, that a first SSID detected by a mobile device satisfies a detection threshold, determining, by executing an instruction with the processor, that a counter of non-vehicle SSIDs different from the first SSID satisfies a quantity threshold, the counter to increment when an SSID of the non-vehicle SSIDs satisfies a time threshold, and the non-vehicle SSIDs detected while detecting the first SSID, and classifying, based on the first SSID satisfying the detection threshold and the counter of non-vehicle SSIDs satisfying the quantity threshold, the first SSID as the vehicle SSID.
[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]
Systems and methods for client device roaming in a wireless network to provide lossless video transmission services
Patent No. 11129043 
Inventor(s): Anjaneya Pericharla (Irving, TX), Ganesan Rengaraju (Irving, TX), Srinivasu Yelamarti (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16694885 on 11/25/2019 (666 days app to issue)
Abstract: A device may receive threshold data identifying threshold ranges, and may receive, from a first access point of multiple access points, first network data identifying first quality measurement indicators associated with a first link. The device may determine whether a first quality of the first link is good, fair, or poor based on comparing the first network data and the threshold data, and may provide, to the first access point and when the first quality is determined to be poor, a request for second network data identifying second quality measurement indicators associated with multiple links between the device and the multiple access points. The device may receive, from the first access point, the second network data, and may select one of the multiple access points based on the second network data. The device may utilize a link associated with the one of the multiple access points to receive video data.
[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]
Application specific location discovery
Patent No. 11129092 
Inventor(s): Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16580366 on 09/24/2019 (728 days app to issue)
Abstract: A system may determine an identifier associated with a location of a user device in response to receiving an indication that the user device has moved to the location and perform a first lookup to determine an application specific location associated with the identifier. A second lookup may be performed to determine one or more network functions available in the application specific location. An indication of the one or more network functions may be outputted.
[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]
Power dissipation reduction in wireless transceivers
Patent No. 11129097 
Inventor(s): Yannis Tsividis (New York, NY)
Assignee(s): THETA IP, LLC (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Peabody LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16714629 on 12/13/2019 (648 days app to issue)
Abstract: Methods and circuits for reducing power dissipation in wireless transceivers and other electronic circuits and systems. Embodiments of the present invention use bias current reduction, impedance scaling, and gain changes either separately or in combination to reduce power dissipation. For example, bias currents are reduced in response to a need for reduced signal handling capability, impedances are scaled thus reducing required drive and other bias currents in response to a strong received signal, or gain is increased and impedances are scaled in response to a low received signal in the presence of no or weak interfering signals.
[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]
Method and apparatus for beam indication in next generation wireless systems
Patent No. 11129161 
Inventor(s): Li Guo (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16678836 on 11/08/2019 (683 days app to issue)
Abstract: A method of a user equipment (UE) for a beam indication in a wireless communication system includes receiving, from a base station (BS), downlink control information (DCI) including scheduling information for a data transmission on a downlink data channel, wherein the DCI includes an index of a spatial quasi-co-location (QCL) configuration, comparing a time offset between the data transmission and the DCI with a threshold that is pre-configured at the UE, and calculating a receive (Rx) beam based on the index of the spatial QCL configuration or a pre-configured spatial QCL assumption, receiving the data transmission based on the time offset.
[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]
System and method for random access in heterogeneous communications systems
Patent No. 11129168 
Inventor(s): Bingyu Qu (Schaumberg, IL), Jialing Liu (Palatine, IL), Weimin Xiao (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16298918 on 03/11/2019 (925 days app to issue)
Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment includes receiving a set of first random access channel (RACH) parameters associated with a first group of identifiers, and wherein identifiers in the first group of identifiers are used for generating pseudo-random sequences, and performing a random access procedure in accordance with the set of first RACH parameters and the first group of identifiers.
[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]
Location based selection of localized proxy application server
Patent No. 11129215 
Inventor(s): Jayshree Bharatia (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Ofinno, LLC (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16788411 on 02/12/2020 (587 days app to issue)
Abstract: A session management function (SMF) receives from a wireless device, a packet data unit (PDU) session establishment request message. The SMF sends to a network node, a request message for subscription information of the wireless device. The SMF receives from the network node, a response message comprising subscription information indicating an identifier of a first local proxy application server for an application location, wherein the application location identifies a user plane access to a data network. The SMF sends to the wireless device, a PDU session establishment accept message comprising the identifier of the first local proxy application server.
[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]
System and method for voice service in an evolved packet system
Patent No. 11129223 
Inventor(s): Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16678987 on 11/08/2019 (683 days app to issue)
Abstract: A system and method for enabling voice services using a network component in a communication system including a user equipment (UE) is provided. The UE is configured to receive a first message which may be a SIP request. The network component is configured to create a second message, or SIP request, based upon the first message. The network component further configured to subsequently receive a SIP response and select a subsequent action upon receiving the SIP response.
[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]
Process for liquid immersion cooling
Patent No. 11129298 
Inventor(s): Jacob Mertel (Plano, TX), John David Enright (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TMGCore, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16576191 on 09/19/2019 (733 days app to issue)
Abstract: A two-phase liquid immersion cooling method is described in which heat generating computer components cause a dielectric fluid in its liquid phase to vaporize. The dielectric vapor is then condensed back into a liquid phase and used to cool the computer components. Using a pressure controlled vessel and pressure controller, a cooling system may be operated at less than ambient pressure. By controlling the pressure at which the system operates, the user may influence the temperature at which the dielectric fluid vaporizes and thereby achieve increased performance from a given computer component.
[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)
Active card holder
Patent No. D930981 
Inventor(s): Clifford Steele (Gainesville, FL), Jonathan Taylor (Dallas, TX), Omar Ghazzaoui (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Ottogee, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Patent-Arts (Local + 4395 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29683010 on 03/10/2019 (926 days app to issue)
Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A
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Patent No. D931275 
Inventor(s): Ronald James Huff (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Safepass, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29644714 on 04/19/2018 (1251 days app to issue)
Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A
Model vehicle roof skid
Patent No. D931385 
Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX)
Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29720838 on 01/16/2020 (614 days app to issue)
Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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