Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: •  Century Interactive's dynamic protection of personal information in recordings •  Epsilon Data Management's social media instant win method and system •  General Electric's system for data processing in a vehicle group •  NEC's method for capturing images used in facial recognition •  Toyota's electronic and physical storage for shared vehicles

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). 

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 12 Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 8 Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 5 Halliburton Energy Services Inc. (Houston) 4 Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 3

Arnold Ray Adams, III (Rockwall) 2 Brian Dean Owens (Plano) 2 Daniel Jun-Hyun Kim (Roanoke) 2 Derek Sholeen (Dallas) 2 Jeffrey Anthony Morroni (Parker) 2 Joseph Thomas Mader (Southlake) 2 Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton) 2 Raymond Charles Daley (Richardson) 2 Timothy B. Doyle (Dallas) 2 Timothy H. Huff (Carrollton) 2

SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 145 daysOptical image stabilization synchronization of gyroscope and actuator drive circuit Patent No.: 10466503 Assignee: STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell) Inventors: Chih-Hung Tai (Dallas), Felix Kim (Plano), Mark A. Lysinger (Carrollton)

3,011 daysMethod and apparatus for joint association and address provisioning Patent No.: 10470106 Assignee: Nokia Technologies (Espoo, FI) Inventor: Basavaraj Patil (Dallas)

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Inventor(s): Burt R. Sookram (Palm Harbor, FL), John W. Veenstra (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): NBIP, LLC (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 14356595 on 11/06/2012 (2555 days app to issue)

Abstract: The claimed invention is directed to compositions and methods effective in preventing microbial contamination or reducing microbial count associated with a contaminated surface, comprising a biocidal system comprised of a primary biocide, a pH buffer agent, a surfactant, all in an aqueous based carrier, wherein the compositions may be considered environmentally friendly.

[A01N] PRESERVATION OF BODIES OF HUMANS OR ANIMALS OR PLANTS OR PARTS THEREOF (preservation of food or foodstuff A23); BIOCIDES, e.g. AS DISINFECTANTS, AS PESTICIDES OR AS HERBICIDES (preparations for medical, dental or toilet purposes which kill or prevent the growth or proliferation of unwanted organisms A61K); PEST REPELLANTS OR ATTRACTANTS; PLANT GROWTH REGULATORS (mixtures of pesticides with fertilisers C05G)

Inventor(s): Monique Michele Schwartz (Keller, TX) Assignee(s): Kalmarna Limited (Tortola, , VG) Law Firm: Akerman LLP (8 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15527724 on 11/11/2015 (1455 days app to issue)

Abstract: An oral rehydration composition comprising the following: 1-glutamic acid in a range of about 0.01% to about 0.40% w/w and monosodium glutamate in a range of about 0.05% to about 0.80% w/w; about 1.50% w/w glucose monohydrate; about 0.20% w/w sodium chloride; about 0.15% w/w potassium chloride; about 0.35% w/w glycine; about 0.30% w/w trisodiumcitrate; about 0.15% w/w sodium dihydrogen phosphate; about 0.10% w/w xanthan gum; 85% Steviol Glycoside extract in a range of about 0.01% to about 0.03% w/w; about 0.20% w/w citric acid monohydrate; hydrolyzed whey in a range of about 0.15% to about 1.00% w/w; about 1.00% w/w hydrolyzed wheat; comprises cereals as a protein source; comprises enzyme co-factors; comprises a monosaccharide. The oral rehydration composition can be used on humans or animals that suffer from diarrhea. NULL

Surgical instrument positioning system, apparatus and method of use as a noninvasive anatomical reference Patent No. 10463435 

Inventor(s): Taylor Fry (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Orthogrid Systems, Inc (Salt Lake City, UT) Law Firm: Veritay Group IP PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16312405 on 06/30/2017 (858 days app to issue)

Abstract: The subject of this invention is a surgical instrument positioning system, method and apparatus, using an anatomical reference plane registered in a non-invasive manner and a method of intra-operative use of this instrument for joint replacements, spine, trauma fracture reductions and deformity correction and implant placement/alignment.

Inventor(s): Robert G Anderson (Aledo, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16117696 on 08/30/2018 (432 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus and method for inserting prosthesis implants into a patient pocket. The apparatus has three openings including a prosthesis opening and two implant insertion openings. The apparatus prevents infection; eases insertion and placement; and reduces complications. In use, the first implant insertion end of the bellow is placed through the patient incision while allowing the bellow to be manipulated to force the first implant into a surgical pocket of a patient. Then the bellow is rotated 180 degrees so that the second implant insertion end becomes the opening through which the second implant is inserted into the second incision while allowing the bellow to be manipulated to force the second implant into a surgical pocket.

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

Inventor(s): Vallabh Janardhan (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Insera Therapeutics, Inc. (Sacramento, CA) Law Firm: Knobbe Martens Olson Bear LLP (12 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16126627 on 09/10/2018 (421 days app to issue)

Abstract: Vascular treatment devices and methods include a woven structure including a plurality of bulbs that may be self-expanding, a hypotube, for example including interspersed patterns of longitudinally spaced rows of kerfs, and a bonding zone between the woven structure and the hypotube. The woven structure may include patterns of radiopaque filaments measurable under x-ray. Structures may be heat treated to include various shapes at different temperatures. The woven structure may be deployable to implant in a vessel. A catheter may include a hypotube including interspersed patterns of longitudinally spaced rows of kerfs and optionally a balloon. Laser cutting systems may include fluid flow systems.

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

Inventor(s): Vinay K. Jain (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): VIDERA PHARMACEUTICALS, LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 14447139 on 07/30/2014 (1924 days app to issue)

[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)

Inventor(s): Jerry W. Shay (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin, TX) Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14247967 on 04/08/2014 (2037 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for treating a telomerase-expressing cell characterized by an over-activation of telomerase in a subject in need thereof comprising administering a pharmaceutical composition comprising a first amount of a 6-mercaptopurine analog, and a second amount of a telomerase inhibitor, wherein the first amount and the second amount together comprises an amount effective to reduce stability of telomere length and to induce cell death in the telomerase-expressing cell are provided. The methods can be used to treat patients with lung cancer, colon cancer, or cervical cancer.

[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)

Inventor(s): Raymond Cooley (Midlothian, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 14689226 on 04/17/2015 (1663 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example of a fire-extinguishing apparatus includes a plate member including a convex front surface configured to be exposed to fire, and a concave rear surface. The apparatus includes a handle member including a first end and a second end. The handle member is configured to push the plate member over the fire. A joint connects the first end of the handle member to the concave rear surface. In one example of using the apparatus, the apparatus can be placed on a location on a line of fire. By pushing the apparatus along the line of fire, the fire along the line can be mowed.

[A62C] FIRE-FIGHTING (fire-extinguishing compositions, use of chemical substances in extinguishing fires A62D 1/00; spraying, applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces in general B05; fire-fighting aircraft B64D 1/16; alarm arrangements G08B, e.g. fire alarms actuated by smoke or gases G08B 17/10)

Inventor(s): Cody Johnson (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): Johnson Athletic Advantage LLC (Allen, TX) Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 15356218 on 11/18/2016 (1082 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is portable and easily securable mobilization belt for performing physical therapy on an affected joint comprising a continuous loop of inelastic woven material. The loop comprises an expanded section for securing in a door jamb and a cushioned section for contact with the patient”s affected joint. Alternatively, the loop can be secured by wrapping around a vertical stanchion of a heavy piece of furniture or other solid object that will not move. In use, the affected joint is placed in the loop adjacent the cushioned section. With the loop taut, the patient provides resistance against the belt to create mobilization of the affected joint.

[A63B] APPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT (apparatus for passive exercising, massage A61H)

Inventor(s): Joshua Boggs (Aledo, TX) Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16169705 on 10/24/2018 (377 days app to issue)

Abstract: A golf club head includes a first portion joined to a second portion to at least partially define an interior club head volume. The first portion includes a wall defining an outer boundary of the club head volume, and a support rib extending from the wall to operatively stiffen the first portion. The second portion of the golf club head can engage the support rib, and the support rib can be adhered to the second portion to join the first portion and the second portion.

[A63B] APPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT (apparatus for passive exercising, massage A61H)

Inventor(s): Armando Valdes (Krum, TX) Assignee(s): Safran Seats USA LLC (Gainesville, TX) Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14895199 on 06/20/2014 (1964 days app to issue)

Abstract: Track fitting assembly having a base frame ([b]12[/b]) comprising a pivot shaft ([b]44[/b]) arranged so that the pivot shaft substantially aligns with an upper surface of a track when the base frame is coupled to the track and at least one pivotable insert ([b]14[/b]) pivotally coupled to the pivot shaft.

System and method for monitoring a former convict of an intoxication-related offense Patent No. 10464474 

Inventor(s): Stephen L. Hodge (Aubrey, TX) Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA) Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15874528 on 01/18/2018 (656 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for preventing a restricted individual from operating a motor vehicle. The system monitors a speed of the individual via a smart device associated with the individual. The system activates a monitoring function based on a detected speed of the device, which may evidence the individual riding in a motor vehicle. The system them verifies that the user of the device is the restricted individual through a variety of different identification methods. Once identified, the system accesses various data sources associated with one or more ride applications running on the smart device in order to determine whether the restricted individual has requested a ride from a third party during a relevant time period. After analyzing the data, a determination is made as to whether the individual is driving, or whether more information is needed.

[B60Q] ARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL [4]

Inventor(s): Brian Joseph McManus (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC (Norwalk, CT) Law Firm: The Small Patent Law Group LLC (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14836063 on 08/26/2015 (1532 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for controllably linking propulsion units in a vehicle consist includes transmitting a linking signal having an identity of a lead propulsion unit. A remote propulsion unit is remotely controlled by the lead unit when the identity matches a designated identity stored onboard the remote unit. A de-linking signal is transmitted from the lead unit when the lead unit is to be decoupled from the vehicle consist. The de-linking signal includes a replacement identity of a replacement propulsion unit. A replacement linking signal is transmitted from a second lead unit. The remote propulsion unit allows the second lead propulsion unit to remotely control the operations of the remote propulsion unit when replacement identity stored onboard the remote propulsion unit matches an identity that is communicated in the replacement linking signal.

[B61L] GUIDING RAILWAY TRAFFIC; ENSURING THE SAFETY OF RAILWAY TRAFFIC (brakes or auxiliary equipment B61H, B61K; point or crossing construction E01B)

Pillar assemblies for vehicles having sections formed of materials having different material properties Patent No. 10464611 

Inventor(s): Alex B. Taylor (Ottawa Lake, MI), Jonathan R. Young (Saline, MI), Peter C. J. Piper (Saline, MI) Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15848863 on 12/20/2017 (685 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle includes a rocker support that extends in a vehicle longitudinal direction. A side roof rail structure extends in a vehicle longitudinal direction along a vehicle roof assembly. A front pillar assembly is coupled to and extends upward from the rocker support to the side roof rail structure. The front pillar assembly includes a first panel that extends along a height of the front pillar assembly at a front side of the front pillar assembly. A second panel extends along the height of the front pillar assembly that is connected to the first panel at least partially defining an enclosed cavity that extends along the height of the front pillar assembly. The first panel is formed of a material having a lower minimum tensile strength than a material forming the second panel thereby forming a zone of reduced minimum tensile strength along the front side of the front pillar assembly.

[B62D] MOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS (steering, or guiding on a desired track, of agricultural machines or implements A01B 69/00; wheels, castors, axles, increasing wheel adhesion B60B; vehicle tyres, tyre inflation or tyre changing B60C; connections between vehicles of a train or the like B60D; vehicles for use on rail and road, amphibious or convertible vehicles B60F; suspension arrangements B60G; heating, cooling, ventilating or other air treating devices B60H; windows, windscreens, non-fixed roofs, doors or similar devices, protective coverings for vehicles not in use B60J; propulsion plant arrangements, auxiliary drives, transmissions, controls, instrumentation or dashboards B60K; electric equipment or propulsion of electrically-propelled vehicles B60L; power supply for electrically-propelled vehicles B60M; passenger accommodation not otherwise provided for B60N; adaptations for load transportation or to carry special loads or objects B60P; arrangement of signalling or lighting devices, the mounting or supporting thereof or circuits therefor, for vehicles in general B60Q; vehicles, vehicle fittings or vehicle parts, not otherwise provided for B60R; servicing, cleaning, repairing, supporting, lifting, or manoeuvring, not otherwise provided for B60S; brake arrangements, brake control systems or parts thereof B60T; air-cushion vehicles B60V; motorcycles, accessories therefor B62J, B62K; testing of vehicles G01M)

Inventor(s): William E. Luce (Colleyville, TX) Assignee(s): Goodrich Corporation (Charlotte, NC) Law Firm: Snell Wilmer, L.L.P. (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15232516 on 08/09/2016 (1183 days app to issue)

Abstract: A remote hydraulic system for an aircraft may provide hydraulic fluid to nose landing gear while being isolated from the main landing gear and other main hydraulic systems of the aircraft. A supply pressure accumulator may be configured to supply hydraulic fluid to a hydraulic load of the nose gear. A pressure sensor may be configured to detect a hydraulic pressure in the supply pressure accumulator. A pump may be in fluid communication with the supply pressure accumulator and configured to switch on in response to the hydraulic pressure below a threshold value. A return pressure accumulator may be configured to store the hydraulic fluid returning from the hydraulic load. The pump may drive fluid from the return pressure accumulator to the supply pressure accumulator.

Inventor(s): Bruce Bennett Bacon (Fort Worth, TX), John Elton Brunken, Jr. (Fort Worth, TX), Tyler Wayne Baldwin (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 15410036 on 01/19/2017 (1020 days app to issue)

Abstract: An engine mount assembly for coupling an engine to an airframe. The engine mount assembly includes a torsion bar coupled between the engine and the airframe. The torsion bar has upper and lower tapered bosses. Upper and lower arm assemblies couple the engine to the torsion bar. Each arm assembly has an end bell crank with a tapered socket that is adapted to receive a respective tapered boss therein to secure the end bell cranks to the torsion bar such that the end bell cranks rotate with the torsion bar responsive to movements of the engine.

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

Inventor(s): Rodney Keith Hale (Joshua, TX) Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15677885 on 08/15/2017 (812 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, system, and device for diagnosing an anomaly of a monitored component in a drive train, the method including: obtaining original data based on samples of a tachometer signal; processing the original data to obtain rotational information; processing the original data to produce a sine spectrum; determining complex magnitudes of the sine spectrum; removing dominate torsional mode residuals from the complex magnitudes of the sine spectrum to produce a frequency spectrum; and determining a condition indicator from the frequency spectrum.

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

Systems for controlling a vehicle lift to prevent operation without proper storage of supplemental supports Patent No. 10464792 

Inventor(s): Adam J. Quail (Pittsfield Township, MI), Bradley A. Bilderback (Farmington Hills, MI) Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15476072 on 03/31/2017 (949 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for controlling a vehicle lift that operates to linearly displace a vehicle with respect to a floor. The system includes a supplemental support configured to be positioned between the vehicle and the floor when the vehicle is in a raised position, a support receiver configured to receive the supplemental support, a sensor configured to detect a presence or absence of the support within the support receiver, and an electronic control unit including a processor and a memory unit that is coupled to the processor. The electronic control unit configured to determine whether the supplemental support is positioned within the support receiver based on an output of the sensor, and in response to determining that the supplemental support is not positioned within the support receiver, prevent the vehicle lift from operating to linearly displace the vehicle with respect to the floor.

[B66B] ELEVATORS; ESCALATORS OR MOVING WALKWAYS (life-saving devices used as an alternative to normal egress means, e.g. stairs, during rescue to lower persons in cages, bags, or similar supports from buildings or other structures A62B 1/02; equipment for handling freight or for facilitating passenger embarkation or the like to aircraft B64D 9/00; braking or detent devices characterised by their application to lifting or hoisting gear B66D 5/00) [4]

Inventor(s): Michael R. James (Northville, 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: 15257472 on 09/06/2016 (1155 days app to issue)

Abstract: Arrangements relating to personal storage with shared vehicles are described. A shared vehicle, a user device, a storage compartment, a storage computing system, and/or a storage depot can be communicatively linked. The storage compartment can be configured to store one or more physical items as well as electronic data. The storage compartment can be configured to be selectively loaded within and unloaded from a shared vehicle during a use by a user. The storage compartment can be configured to be communicatively linked to the shared vehicle when in a loaded condition such that a component of the shared vehicle may access the electronic data during the use of the shared vehicle. Systems and methods described herein can be implemented with shared autonomous vehicles.

[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)

Antimicrobial coatings capable of reducing the number of murine norovirus inoculated thereon Patent No. 10463046 

Inventor(s): Craig Grossman (Point Roberts, WA), Daniel Moros (New York, NY) Assignee(s): Allied Bioscience, Inc. (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15718997 on 09/28/2017 (768 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides antimicrobial coatings on a surface comprising a reactive silanol and triethanolamine. In various examples the reactive silane is 3-chloropropylsilane triol. The coating is capable of reducing the number of Murine norovirus and [i]E. Coli [/i]inoculated on the dried coating. In various examples, the coating further comprises a mixture of peroxotitanium acid and peroxo-modified anatase sol. The compositions may be electrostatically sprayed on the surface, and in certain examples, a mixture of silanol and triethanolamine is spray-coated on the surface followed by an aqueous mixture of peroxotitanium acid and peroxo-modified anatase sol.

[C09D] COATING COMPOSITIONS, e.g. PAINTS, VARNISHES OR LACQUERS; FILLING PASTES; CHEMICAL PAINT OR INK REMOVERS; INKS; CORRECTING FLUIDS; WOODSTAINS; PASTES OR SOLIDS FOR COLOURING OR PRINTING; USE OF MATERIALS THEREFOR (cosmetics A61K; processes for applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces, in general, B05D; staining wood B27K 5/02; glazes or vitreous enamels C03C; natural resins, French polish, drying-oils, driers, turpentine, per se, C09F; polishing compositions other than French polish, ski waxes C09G; adhesives or use of materials as adhesives C09J; materials for sealing or packing joints or covers C09K 3/10; materials for stopping leaks C09K 3/12; processes for the electrolytic or electrophoretic production of coatings C25D) [5]

Inventor(s): Erich Benjamin Fiederlein (Ann Arbor, MI), Kiyotaka Yamashita (Ann Arbor, MI), Shohei Nomura (Ann Arbor, MI), Tenghua Tom Shieh (Ann Arbor, MI) Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 13355651 on 01/23/2012 (2843 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a process for designing and producing a cooling fluid for use in a cooling system. The process uses molecular dynamics to calculate the thermal properties of one or more fluid-nanoparticle solutions, and thereby aids in the study, selection and/or production of desired cooling fluids based on first principle simulations.

[C09K] MATERIALS FOR APPLICATIONS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR

Inventor(s): Curtis Hughes (Argyle, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: Braxton Perrone, PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16139416 on 09/24/2018 (407 days app to issue)

Abstract: A roof structure support allowing roof shingle having a partially tubular mounting bracket having an upper plate for securing a roof structure joist and a lower plate for securing onto a wall plate, wherein a base tube is received by a collar affixed to a roofing deck and an associated boot.

Inventor(s): Christopher Andrew Calle (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15053600 on 02/25/2016 (1349 days app to issue)

Abstract: A fence support system includes a catch member having a protrusion and a retainer member having an aperture configured to receive the protrusion. A method of supporting an apertured fence material includes providing a catch member comprising a protrusion extending from a catch plate of the catch member, providing a retainer member comprising an aperture configured to receive the protrusion of the catch member, and capturing an apertured fence material between the catch member and the retainer member.

[E04H] BUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL (foundations E02D) [4]

Inventor(s): Joseph D. Parlin (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15322352 on 07/31/2014 (1923 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of completing or stimulating a portion of a wellbore comprising: introducing a treatment fluid into the wellbore, wherein the treatment fluid comprises a base fluid and an insoluble particulate, wherein the treatment fluid flows through a first tube or set of tubes of a multi-tube system during introduction, wherein the multi-tube system comprises multiple tubular members rigidly attached to each other along the axial lengths of the members, and wherein the attached tubular members complimentarily create a cross-sectional shape of a generally D- or wedge-shaped portion of a circle; possibly creating one or more fractures in a subterranean formation; depositing at least a portion of the particulate within the wellbore; and returning at least a portion of the base fluid to a wellhead of the wellbore, wherein the treatment fluid flows through a second tube or set of tubes of the multi-tube system during return.

[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]

Inventor(s): Richard Charles Zeinert (Carrollton, TX), Timothy Kenneth McAdoo (Bedford, TX) Assignee(s): MAGNUM OIL TOOLS INTERNATIONAL, LTD. (Corpus Christi, TX) Law Firm: Jackson Walker, LLP (Local + 2 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 14922969 on 10/26/2015 (1471 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electric setting tool powered through a cable or wire line for setting bridge plugs or other settable downhole tools and which may be used in conjunction with a select fire perforating gun. The electric setting tool is adapted to receive DC power and set a tool in the range of 20 to 60 seconds while operating at under 2.0 amps. The composite tool may be comprised of multiple perf guns subs, the electric setting tool, and bridge plug or other settable tool.

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

Inventor(s): Gregory William Garrison (Dallas, TX), Maxime Philippe Coffin (Frisco, TX) Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: McGuire Woods LLP (Local + 9 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15563445 on 12/27/2016 (1043 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for use in completing a wellbore includes a portion of a workstring extending into the wellbore such that a first annulus is created between the workstring and a portion of the wellbore. The portion of the workstring is inserted to a depth corresponding to a base, such as a sump packer that defines a lower boundary of the completion zone. The zone of deployment may be sealed uphole by a second packer included in the workstring. A service tool having an inner sleeve, an outer sleeve, and a rotating mandrel positioned therebetween is provided to deliver fluids and execute completion operations as facilitated by rotation of the mandrel. Rotation of the mandrel allows for control of multiple fluid flow paths, each of which may correspond to a completion process within the zone, without displacement of the service tool in an uphole or downhole direction.

[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]

Inventor(s): Jason Earl Davis (Rowlett, TX), Phil Terry Thomas (The Colony, TX), Thomas Jules Frosell (Irving, TX), William Mark Richards (Flower Mound, TX) Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15754996 on 09/29/2015 (1498 days app to issue)

Abstract: An erosion protection system for closing sleeve assemblies is disclosed. A closing sleeve assembly including a housing; a port formed in the housing; a sealing surface formed in the housing adjacent to the port; a closing sleeve configured to move between an open position, in which a fluid flow through the port is permitted, and a closed position, in which the fluid flow through the port is prevented, the closing sleeve including a seal configured to engage with the sealing surface to form a fluid and pressure tight seal when the closing sleeve is in the closed position; and a protective sleeve configured to extend toward the port to substantially cover the sealing surface when the closing sleeve is moved to the open position and retract away from the port when the closing sleeve is moved to the closed position.

[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]

Inventor(s): Shane Matthew Wilson (Waxahachie, TX), William Richard Collins (Burleson, TX) Assignee(s): Hunting Titan, Inc. (Pampa, TX) Law Firm: Arnold Saunders, LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15508614 on 09/04/2015 (1523 days app to issue)

Abstract: A link jet system using a combination of a one piece cast zinc alloy case and interlocking linked shaped charges for minimizing debris left in a downhole wellbore when fired, reducing components in system, and providing an easy method for changing the shaped charge phase.

[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]

Permanent or removable positioning apparatus and method for downhole tool operations Patent No. 10465500 

Inventor(s): Douglas J. Streibich (Fort Worth, TX), Michael C. Robertson (Arlington, TX), William F. Boelte (New Iberia, LA) Assignee(s): Robertson Intellectual Properties, LLC (Mansfield, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15864960 on 01/08/2018 (666 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for positioning a tool within a wellbore, wherein the interior surface of a positioning apparatus includes one or more pluralities of grooves, each defining a selected profile. A tool is lowered into the positioning apparatus, having a blade in communication therewith. The blade includes a plurality of protruding members, which define a profile complementary to at least one of the selected profiles formed by one of the pluralities of positioning apparatus grooves. A biasing member in communication with the blade can continually bias the blade toward the interior surface of the positioning apparatus to cause the profile of the blade to engage within the corresponding complementary profile of the positioning apparatus. Positioning a tool in this manner is advantageous for locating cutting tools at a precise location to sever a joint, perforate casing or stack multiple tool operations at a fixed, targeted point within a 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]

Inventor(s): James Kelly Watson (Weatherford, TX) Assignee(s): KCAS Drilling, LLC (Weatherford, TX) Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15637492 on 06/29/2017 (859 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile apparatus supported on a trailer measures, analyzes, and monitors drilling fluids on an oil gas site. The system includes a modular automated test unit having instruments for measuring and analyzing physical and chemical drilling fluid parameters including but not limited to viscosity, density, pH, electrical stability, fluid loss, rheological parameters, retort analysis, titrations for mF, pF, POM, chlorides, hardness, calcium, and chromatographic analysis. The system further includes a manifold system situated between a drilling mud reservoir and a network of conduits, for distributing drilling fluid to be analyzed by the instruments. Also included is a system hub, coupled as an interface between a program-operated data processing and communication system and the manifold and system instruments, for communicating control and data information and routing storage in a database of the data outputs of the instruments.

[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]

Inventor(s): Aaron M. Johnson (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): Quorum International, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15386276 on 12/21/2016 (1049 days app to issue)

Abstract: A blade mounting assembly is used to produce a completed windmill ceiling fan having fan blades that extend out from a fan motor body that rotates about a motor shaft. The blades are mounted using an inner and outer support ring. The inner support ring includes a series of blade receiving pockets. The outer support ring is initially shipped as a series of separable segments which are subsequently locked together to form the complete ring. Each of the outer ring segments also carries a gusset which receives a portion of a fan blade for further supporting the fan blade.

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

Inventor(s): Jomichael Porter (Dallas, TX), Vincent W. Ellis (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): HARMAN PROFESSIONAL, INC. (Northridge, CA) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15535040 on 12/10/2015 (1426 days app to issue)

Abstract: Mounting a device to the wall for surveillance or other similar purposes may be performed without permanent screws or other tool-requiring components. One example device may include a mount plate, a number of magnets embedded in the mount plate, and a number of gravity reducing protrusions on the mount plate to provide a resting surface for a device mounted to the mount plate.

[F16M] FRAMES, CASINGS, OR BEDS, OF ENGINES OR OTHER MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO AN ENGINE, MACHINE, OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS OR SUPPORTS

Inventor(s): Gregory Phillip Ruhlander (Little Elm, TX) Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 15854516 on 12/26/2017 (679 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one instance a support unit for supporting a portion of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system is provided that includes a base rail frame that on two sides has at least a first pocket and second pocket for receiving the ends of a compressor beam. The compressor beam has angled faces on both ends that interface with angled faces in the pockets. In this way, when assembled and loaded, the compressor beam will fit in the pockets and remain in place. Others systems and methods are presented.

[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)

Inventor(s): Ajay Iyengar (Plano, TX), Eric Berg (The Colony, TX) Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15671243 on 08/08/2017 (819 days app to issue)

Abstract: A compressor system includes a variable-speed compressor and a fixed-speed compressor. A control unit is operatively coupled to the variable-speed compressor and is operatively coupled to the fixed-speed compressor. A sensor is operatively coupled to the control unit and disposed in an enclosed space. The sensor measures at least one of a temperature and a relative humidity of the enclosed space and determines an HVAC load of the enclosed space. Responsive to a determination of the HVAC load, the control unit directs operation of the variable-speed compressor and the fixed-speed compressor.

[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)

Inventor(s): Wenqian Liu (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 15642314 on 07/05/2017 (853 days app to issue)

Abstract: A heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) system includes a multi-path expansion device subsystem positioned between a condenser and an evaporator. The multi-path expansion device subsystem includes a flow selector operative to receive a refrigerant from the condenser and selectively deliver the same to a full-load pathway or to a partial-load pathway. The full-load pathway has a modulating valve and a fixed orifice sized for a full-load situation, and the partial-load pathway has a thermal expansion valve (TXV) sized for partial load operation. A controller uses an actuator of the flow selector to choose which pathway is authorized according to certain process logic.

[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)

Inventor(s): Ken Shundo (Keller, TX), Michael Dean Dearman (Weatherford, TX) Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16021845 on 06/28/2018 (495 days app to issue)

Abstract: A spinner mounted gun system includes a receiver and a barrel connected to a mast of a rotorcraft.

[F41A] FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS COMMON TO BOTH SMALLARMS AND ORDNANCE, e.g. CANNONS; MOUNTINGS FOR SMALLARMS OR ORDNANCE [5]

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX) Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15936872 on 03/27/2018 (588 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a primer insert for use in a polymeric ammunition cartridge includes atop surface opposite a bottom surface and a extraction flange that extends circumferentially about an outer edge of the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the substantially cylindrical coupling element is adapted to receive a polymer overmolding; a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface, wherein the primer recess comprises a recess bottom and a circular recess side wall; a primer flash aperture through the recess bottom that extends through the bottom surface, wherein the primer flash aperture is adapted to receive a polymer overmolding to form a flash hole; and one or more pads positioned on the recess bottom; a groove in the primer recess positioned around the primer flash aperture to extend at least partially over the recess bottom and adapted to receive a polymer overmolding.

[F42B] EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, e.g. FOR BLASTING; FIREWORKS; AMMUNITION (explosive compositions C06B; fuzes F42C; blasting F42D) [5]

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX) Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15937001 on 03/27/2018 (588 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides an ammunition cartridge having a primer insert having a top surface opposite a bottom surface and a extraction flange that extends circumferentially about an outer edge of the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the substantially cylindrical coupling element is adapted to receive a polymer overmolding; a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface, wherein the primer recess comprises a recess bottom and a circular recess side wall; a primer flash aperture through the recess bottom that extends through the bottom surface, wherein the primer flash aperture is adapted to receive a polymer overmolding to form a flash hole; and one or more pads positioned on the recess bottom; a groove in the primer recess positioned around the primer flash aperture to extend at least partially over the recess bottom and adapted to receive a polymer overmolding.

[F42B] EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, e.g. FOR BLASTING; FIREWORKS; AMMUNITION (explosive compositions C06B; fuzes F42C; blasting F42D) [5]

Inventor(s): Hendrikus Derksen (Ann Arbor, MI), Jonathan Gryak (Ann Arbor, MI), Kayvan Najarian (Ann Arbor, MI), Pujitha Gunaratne (Ann Arbor, MI), Zhi Li (Ann Arbor, MI) Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16040473 on 07/19/2018 (474 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for predicting and/or detecting cardiac events based on real-time biomedical signals are discussed herein. In various embodiments, a machine learning algorithm may be utilized to predict and/or detect one or more medical conditions based on obtained biomedical signals. For example, the systems and methods described herein may utilize ECG signals to predict and detect cardiac events. In various embodiments, patterns identified within a signal may be assigned letters (i.e., encoded as distributions of letters). Based on the known morphology of a signal, states within the signal may be identified based on the distribution of letters in the signal. When applied in the in-vehicle environment, drivers or passengers within the vehicle may be alerted when an individual within the vehicle is, or is about to, experience a cardiac event.

Fast test application for shock sensing subassemblies using shock modeling software Patent No. 10465498 

Inventor(s): John Burleson (Denton, TX), John P. Rodgers (Southlake, TX) Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: Chamberlain Hrdlicka (5 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15104853 on 12/31/2013 (2135 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a system and method in which a plurality of shock sensing subassemblies are arranged within the tool string to monitor the transient response of formation characteristics to various stimuli, including changes in pressure and temperature of a region of a wellbore that is nearby the formation. The systems and methods involve gathering measurements that reflect the transient response and comparing the measured data to predicted data. The results of the comparison can be used to determine formation properties and to refine and improve modeling processes used to generate the predicted data.

[G06G] ANALOGUE COMPUTERS (analogue optical computing devices G06E 3/00; computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)

Inventor(s): Byron Lee Robinson (Garland, TX), Lee Edward Haynes (DeSoto, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: MU P.C. (Local + 155 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15861416 on 01/03/2018 (671 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sporting field measurement system is disclosed wherein a user is prompted to select, on a mobile device, a field for marking from various sporting field types including, but not limited to football, baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, track, tennis, basketball, cricket, polo, rugby, Australian football, volleyball, and badminton. The Global National Satellite System (GNSS) or at least the global positioning system (GPS) is used to locate a user”s device. An application displays, on a display, of the mobile device, the dimensions of the specified sporting field as an overlay on a map, generated by the positioning system and it will communicate with the GNSS or GPS of the device to allow the user to track his or her movement along a specified path of a proposed field. This will allow the user to place the appropriate markers and/or paint the field. Deviations from the path may be indicated on the display of the mobile device or by an audio indication generated by the mobile device.

[G01C] MEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY (measuring liquid level G01F; radio navigation, determining distance or velocity by use of propagation effects, e.g. Doppler effect, propagation time, of radio waves, analogous arrangements using other waves G01S)

Inventor(s): Bradly Jay Billman (Celina, TX), Cory Matheson (Celina, TX), Kade Scott (The Colony, TX), Matthew T. Flachsbart (Grapevine, TX) Assignee(s): HS Labs, Inc. (San Antonio, TX) Law Firm: Pizarro Allen PC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16182324 on 11/06/2018 (364 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a water detection device that includes a water-activated battery configured to supply an electrical voltage upon contact with water, an electronic circuit configured to receive the electrical voltage from the water-activated battery, where the electronic circuit is configured to communicate with an external, electronic device upon receipt of the electrical voltage, and a housing configured to receive the water-activated battery and the electronic circuit, where the housing has passageways configured to facilitate movement of water into the housing and toward the battery.

[G01M] TESTING STATIC OR DYNAMIC BALANCE OF MACHINES OR STRUCTURES; TESTING OF STRUCTURES OR APPARATUS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR

Inventor(s): John Thornell (McKinney, TX), Wu Y. Han (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Rudoplh Technologies, Inc. (Wilmington, MA) Law Firm: Larkin Hoffman Daly Lindgren, Ltd. (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15933362 on 03/22/2018 (593 days app to issue)

Abstract: Concepts presented herein relate to approaches for performing substrate inspection. In one aspect, the concepts relate to detecting anomalies or candidate defects on the substrate based on contrast in images obtained of the substrate.

[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)

Inventor(s): Erik Rylander (Frisco, TX), Richard E. Lewis (Frisco, TX) Assignee(s): SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (Sugar Land, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15113950 on 01/21/2015 (1749 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for testing an unconventional core sample is provided. The method involves loading the unconventional core sample into a sample holder and introducing fluid into the sample holder at an elevated pressure such that fluid is injected into the internal pore space of the unconventional core sample in order to resaturate the unconventional core sample with the fluid, wherein the fluid is selected from the group including a hydrocarbon fluid and a water-based formation fluid. An apparatus and a system used in combination with the method are also provided.

[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)

Inventor(s): Abhijit Kumar Das (Plano, TX), Krishnasawamy Nagaraj (Plano, TX), Paul Kimelman (Alamo, CA) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15845898 on 12/18/2017 (687 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a controller, a node connected to one side of a capacitance, the controller configured to measure the capacitance by measuring a time for a voltage across the capacitance to reach a predetermined reference voltage, and the controller causing the time period for capacitance measurements to vary even when the capacitance is constant.

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

Inventor(s): Robert Magnusson (Arlington, TX) Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX) Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15785116 on 10/16/2017 (750 days app to issue)

Abstract: Multilevel leaky-mode optical elements, including reflectors, polarizers, and beamsplitters. Some of the elements have a plurality of spatially modulated periodic layers coupled to a substrate. For infrared applications, the optical elements may have a bandwidth larger than 600 nanometers.

[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]

Optical image stabilization synchronization of gyroscope and actuator drive circuit Patent No. 10466503 

Inventor(s): Chih-Hung Tai (Dallas, TX), Felix Kim (Plano, TX), Mark A. Lysinger (Carrollton, TX) Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX) Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16440008 on 06/13/2019 (145 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments provide an optical image stabilization circuit that synchronizes its gyroscope and drive circuit using gyroscope data ready signals and gyroscope reset signals. In response to a gyroscope data ready signal, the optical image stabilization circuit synchronously obtains position measurements of a camera lens when power drive signals are not transitioning from one power level to another power level, and synchronously transitions the power drive signals simultaneously with gyroscope reset signals. By synchronizing the gyroscope and the drive circuit, the gyroscope and other onboard sensing circuits are isolated from noise generated by the drive circuit.

[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]

Inventor(s): Chris Murray Beard (Allen, TX), Lucius M. Sherwin (Plano, TX), Noppawan Boorananut (Plano, TX), Song Zheng (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15800868 on 11/01/2017 (734 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus to control grayscale lithography are disclosed. A disclosed example apparatus for adjusting a grayscale lithography process includes an optical measurement device to optically measure portions of a patterned wafer, and a processor to calculate a profile based on the measured portions, and to determine an adjustment of the grayscale lithography process based on the calculated profile. The disclosed apparatus also includes an adjuster to control the grayscale lithography process based on the adjustment.

[G03F] PHOTOMECHANICAL PRODUCTION OF TEXTURED OR PATTERNED SURFACES, e.g. FOR PRINTING, FOR PROCESSING OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; MATERIALS THEREFOR; ORIGINALS THEREFOR; APPARATUS SPECIALLY ADAPTED THEREFOR (phototypographic composing devices B41B; photosensitive materials or processes for photographic purposes G03C; electrography, sensitive layers or processes G03G)

Inventor(s): Isom Crawford, Jr. (Royse City, TX) Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID) Law Firm: Brooks, Cameron Huebsch, PLLC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15265965 on 09/15/2016 (1146 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure includes apparatuses and methods updating a register in memory. An example includes an array of memory cells; and a controller coupled to the array of memory cells configured to perform logical operations on data stored in the array of memory cells using a register that is updated to access the data stored in the array of memory cells.

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

Inventor(s): Jeremy R. Chavez (Colleyville, TX) Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14878059 on 10/08/2015 (1489 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one embodiment, a cockpit display system includes display tiles that together form a single, continuous display screen, a content generation unit configured to generate content instructions that instruct the display screen to display content comprising a plurality of information portions, a display feedback unit, and a content prioritization unit. Each information portion of the plurality of information portions is to be displayed on one or more display tiles of the plurality of display tiles. The display feedback unit is configured to detect a malfunction of one or more malfunctioning display tiles of the plurality of display tiles. The content prioritization unit is configured to instruct the content generation unit to generate updated content instructions. The updated content instructions move at least some of the information portions associated with the one or more malfunctioning display tiles to one or more display tiles that are not experiencing the malfunction.

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

Identifying and associating computer assets impacted by potential change to a particular computer asset Patent No. 10466984 

Inventor(s): Eric Bearden (Forney, TX), Shahram Pirmoradi (Sachse, TX) Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA) Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15583843 on 05/01/2017 (918 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, in response to a request to determine a computer asset from a plurality of computer assets that would be impacted by a potential change to a particular computer asset of the plurality of computer assets, a processor searches one or more databases for characteristics of each of the plurality of computer assets. The processor identifies an impacted computer asset from the plurality of computer assets. Identifying the impacted computer asset includes determining, by the processor and based on the characteristics of the impacted computer asset and the particular computer asset, that the impacted computer asset depends on the particular computer asset for operation. The processor generates an association from the plurality of computer assets, wherein the association comprises the particular computer asset and the impacted computer asset.

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

Inventor(s): Gopi K. Kancharla (Frisco, TX), Kelly Birch (McKinney, TX), Poornachander Juvvadi (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA) Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP (US) (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16167113 on 10/22/2018 (379 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method of validating an input object with a validation framework is described. A configuration module may load a validation configuration file from an external storage system. A domain module may receive the input object from an external input source. An executor module may collect property metadata of the input object and construct a searchable key based on the property metadata. The executor may retrieve a validator name associated with the searchable key from the validation configuration file and retrieve a validator associated with the validator name, wherein the validator initiates a validation process on the input object. The executor may receive a validation result from the validator and output the validation result and the error list.

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

Inventor(s): Venkata R. Natari (Frisco, TX) Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC) Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15887562 on 02/02/2018 (641 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for executing a smart tool for enterprise-wide software integration and deployment. The system is typically configured for executing instruction in one or more modules of the smart tool to identify and gather one or more application prerequisites required for application development of an application, receiving a set of development codes from one or more users and storing the set of development codes in a first environment system, creating a package comprising at least one version of the set of development codes, deploying a packaged development code to a second environment system, performing a plurality of test on the packaged development code, in response to passing the plurality of tests, deploying the packaged development code to a real-time environment system.

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

Methods, systems, and computer program product for capturing and classification of real-time data and performing post-classification tasks Patent No. 10467122 

Inventor(s): Timothy B. Doyle (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): INTUIT INC. (Mountain View, CA) Law Firm: DLA PIPER LLP US (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15499305 on 04/27/2017 (922 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for capturing and classification of digital data and providing recommendations in real-time or nearly real-time. These techniques identify a plurality of agent computing or communication devices in communication with a server and identify a plurality of communications between the plurality of agent computing or communication devices and a plurality of user communication or computing devices of a plurality of users into real-time service data. One or more actions are determined for a communication of the plurality of communications based in part or in whole upon at least one communication class into which the communication is classified. One or more post-classification tasks are performed based in part or in whole upon the one or more actions determined at the recommendation module.

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

Inventor(s): William Charles Easttom, II (McKinney, TX) Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15695598 on 09/05/2017 (791 days app to issue)

Abstract: To enable tracking of a document”s history, each time an electronic document is opened, an embedding module obtains one or more document history parameters. The document history parameters may include a MAC address or the computer used to open the document, an operating system, a file size of the document, time of opening the document, a user ID, etc. The embedding module encrypts the document history parameters and embeds them into the document, for example using steganography techniques.

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

Inventor(s): Patrick William Bosshart (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 14219581 on 03/19/2014 (2057 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a first storage, a second storage, and a processor. The first storage is configured to store a Cuckoo hash table which includes a plurality of locations. The second storage is configured to store a graph including a plurality of nodes. The processor coupled to the first storage and the second storage is configured to map each of the locations in the Cuckoo hash table to each of the nodes in the graph, and to determine whether a first entry to be added to a first location in the Cuckoo hash table creates a loop in the graph by executing a filter module. More particularly, the processor is to execute the filter module by detecting a presence of the loop before the first entry to occupy the first location in the Cuckoo hash table, the first location associated with a node, in the graph, occupied by a second entry.

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

Methods, systems, and computer program product for implementing real-time classification and recommendations Patent No. 10467261 

Inventor(s): Timothy B. Doyle (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): INTUIT INC. (Mountain View, CA) Law Firm: DLA PIPER LLP US (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15498929 on 04/27/2017 (922 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for classifying inquiries and providing recommended actions. These techniques identify or generate a data model that receives and classifies an inquiry into at least one class in real-time or nearly real-time. One or more actions may be determined based at least in part on the at least one class and presented in a user interface to a user who first submitted the inquiry.

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

Inventor(s): Amit Ramesh Deshpande (McKinney, TX), Mithra Kosur Venuraju (Frisco, TX), Satish Chikkaveerappa (McKinney, TX) Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA) Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15805405 on 11/07/2017 (728 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer system for analyzing page tags of a website. The system may include a processor in communication with a database; and a storage medium. The storage medium may store instructions that, when executed, configure the processor to: access the website, the website comprising plurality of page tags; generate a collected tag record by aggregating the page tags, the collected tag record comprising collected elements; request, from the database, a benchmark tag record, the benchmark record comprising benchmark elements, the benchmark tag record being based on historic page tags stored in the database; generate a result tag record, the result tag record indicating at least one of matches or mismatches between the benchmark tag record and the collected tag record; and display at least one of the result tag record or an analysis result, the analysis result representing an aggregation of the result.

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

Inventor(s): Farhad Patel (Plano, TX), Qi Wen (Shenzhen, , CN), Rhonda Truitt (McKinney, TX), Sally Martir (Garland, TX), Zhenzi Li (Shenzhen, , CN) Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15053702 on 02/25/2016 (1349 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method comprising receiving a request to create an import file for a document browser from a Personal Document Collection comprising a topic; retrieving a topic content associated with the topic from a content management system (CMS), wherein the topic content comprises a user defined content applied to a master topic content; generating a content page from the topic content, wherein the content page is configured to be displayed within the document browser; generating a navigation structure based on the topic content and the document browser; and compress the content page and the navigation structure into the import file.

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

Inventor(s): Adam Youngberg (Allen, TX), David Filbey (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA) Law Firm: Troutman Sanders LLP (9 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16177275 on 10/31/2018 (370 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for assessing software risks includes a non-transitory computer readable medium and a processor. The non-transitory computer readable medium stores category risk scores based on findings generated by software security analysis tools of different categories. The processor receives at least one first finding from a first category of software security analysis tools and at least one second finding from a second category of software security analysis tools. A first category risk score is computed based on the at least one first finding. A second category risk score is computed based on the at least one second finding. An overall risk score for application code is determined by computing a weighted average based on the first category risk score and the second category risk score. A graphical user interface displays the overall risk score.

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

System and method for capturing images used in facial recognition through effective use of exposure management Patent No. 10467457 

Inventor(s): Alvin Yap (Fair Oaks, CA), Krishna Ranganath (Roseville, CA), Suresh Subramanian (Gold River, CA) Assignee(s): NEC Corporation of America (Irving, TX) Law Firm: Reising Ethington P.C. (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14958295 on 12/03/2015 (1433 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for capturing images used in a facial recognition system are provided. The system and method are configured to generate a sequential set of control signals configured to cause a camera to capture a corresponding sequential set of probe images of a face of an individual. Each control signal in the sequential set of control signals is configured to cause the camera to capture a probe image of the sequential set of probe images using a different exposure time. The different exposure times associated with the sequential set of control signals together form a predetermined profile configured to enable capture of a usable image from the sequential set of probe images despite variation in at least one of an amount of light and a skin tone of the face of the individual.

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

Method and system for landmark detection in medical images using deep neural networks Patent No. 10467495 

Inventor(s): David Liu (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Siemens Healthcare GmbH (Erlangen, , DE) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15564036 on 05/11/2015 (1639 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for anatomical landmark detection in medical images using deep neural networks is disclosed. For each of a plurality of image patches centered at a respective one of a plurality of voxels in the medical image, a subset of voxels within the image patch is input to a trained deep neural network based on a predetermined sampling pattern. A location of a target landmark in the medical image is detected using the trained deep neural network based on the subset of voxels input to the trained deep neural network from each of the plurality of image patches.

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

Computer architecture for emulating an output adapter for a correlithm object processing system Patent No. 10467499 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15701118 on 09/11/2017 (785 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device configured to emulate an actor in a correlithm object processing system that includes an actor engine. The actor engine is configured to receive an input correlithm object and to determine distances between the input correlithm object and each of the correlithm objects in an actor table. A correlithm object is a point in an n-dimensional space represented by a binary string. The distance between the input correlithm object and a correlithm object is based on differences between a binary string representing the input correlithm object and binary strings linked with each of the correlithm objects in the actor table. The actor engine is configured to identify a correlithm object from the actor table with the shortest distance, to fetch a real world output value from the actor table linked with the identified correlithm object, and to output the real world output value.

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

Online registration and block tracking for travel wholesalers, agencies and hotels Patent No. 10467555 

Inventor(s): Joshua A Norrid (Addison, TX) Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 14986761 on 01/04/2016 (1401 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for providing reservation capabilities to a reservation or property management system via a plurality of Internet web sites. Each booking party is directed to a web site containing common content and content specific to the type of booking party, such as a travel agent, wholesaler, or traveler. The system ensures the complete and accurate collection of data regarding a customer and the customer”s reservation request through the use of distributed software components and association with customer profiles. Each booking party may create or modify customer profile information to be associated with reservations. The product or service provider may establish and maintain its own set of commission rates, fee amounts and discount values for each type of booking party, thereby allowing the provider to control accuracy and completeness of reservations, as well as revenue flow to the booking parties.

[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]

Inventor(s): Maria Elena Gammon (McKinney, TX) Assignee(s): SAP SE (Walldorf, , DE) Law Firm: Fountainhead Law Group P.C. (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15336794 on 10/28/2016 (1103 days app to issue)

Abstract: Some embodiments provide a non-transitory machine-readable medium that stores a program. The program receives a request for questions associated with a location and a category. The program also identifies a matrix, a hierarchy of locations associated with the matrix, and a hierarchy of categories associated with the matrix. The program further determines an aggregate collection of questions from a plurality of sets of questions based on the matrix, the hierarchy of locations, and the hierarchy of categories. The program also generates the aggregate collection of questions.

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

Inventor(s): Lida Robinson (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): NCR Corporation (Atlanta, GA) Law Firm: Schwegman, Lundberg Woessner (6 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14136390 on 12/20/2013 (2146 days app to issue)

Abstract: A geographical position of a mobile device is monitored and when the position is within a configured proximity to an establishment, customized analytics are gathered relevant to the establishment. The analytics dynamically pushed to presentations on the display of the mobile device and to interfaces of the mobile device for viewing and interacting by a user of the mobile device, as the user is at or approaches the establishment.

[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]

Inventor(s): Katherine D. Forrester (Dallas, TX), Kurt Johnson (Dallas, TX), Nicholas Dolle (McKinney, TX), Patrick A. Eberle (Frisco, TX), Steven G. Chiagouris (Plano, TX), Xiaoxiang Zhang (McKinney, TX) Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA) Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15826956 on 11/30/2017 (705 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for providing approved financing in advance of a purchase to a buyer of an item, such as an automobile, and allowing the prospective buyer to maintain control over the financing throughout the sales process. According to disclosed embodiments, a financial service system configures a financing website for the buyer, and receives personal information as well as information relating to the desired item. The financial service system approves loan parameters for the buyer, and provides the user with a link to access the financing website on a mobile device while at a dealership. Financing parameters can thus be edited throughout the process until the final sales agreement, providing the buyer with confidence and flexibility in the buying process.

[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]

Inventor(s): Craig R. Franklin (McKinney, TX) Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15662055 on 07/27/2017 (831 days app to issue)

Abstract: Technology is described for creating time multiplexed, high dynamic range images. The method can include the operation of obtaining a first image having a base exposure level captured from an image sensor. The first image can be stored in an accumulation memory. Another operation is obtaining a second image having a modified exposure level as compared to the base exposure level. A determination can be made as to whether incoming pixels in the second image exceed a saturation threshold. The pixels of the second image can be combined with the pixels of the first image to form a high dynamic range image in the accumulation memory.

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

Inventor(s): Anish Reghunath (Plano, TX), Hetul Sanghvi (Murphy, TX), Michael Peter Lachmayr (Boxford, MA), Mihir Narendra Mody (Bangalore, , IN), Niraj Nandan (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15638123 on 06/29/2017 (859 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer vision system is provided that includes an image generation device configured to generate consecutive two dimensional (2D) images of a scene, and a dense optical flow engine (DOFE) configured to determine a dense optical flow map for pairs of the consecutive 2D images, wherein, for a pair of consecutive 2D images, the DOFE is configured to perform a predictor based correspondence search for each paxel in a current image of the pair of consecutive 2D images, wherein, for an anchor pixel in each paxel, the predictor based correspondence search evaluates a plurality of predictors to select a best matching pixel in a reference image of the pair of consecutive 2D images, and determine optical flow vectors for each pixel in a paxel based on the best matching pixel selected for the anchor pixel of the paxel.

Inventor(s): Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC) Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15462058 on 03/17/2017 (963 days app to issue)

Abstract: A portable item transfer container typically includes an item storage unit and an item transfer unit configured to (i) dispense items stored in the item storage unit and (ii) receive items and store the items in the item storage unit. The container also typically includes a memory, a processor, and an item transfer application stored in the memory. The item transfer application is typically configured to: receive an activity request from a user, wherein the activity request includes (i) a request to withdraw items or (ii) a request to store items; authenticate an identity of the user; determine that the location of the container is within an authorized region of the user; and in response to authenticating the identity of the user and determining that the location of the portable item transfer container is within the authorized region of the user, process the activity request.

[G07D] HANDLING OF COINS OR OF PAPER CURRENCY OR SIMILAR VALUABLE PAPERS, e.g. TESTING, SORTING BY DENOMINATIONS, COUNTING, DISPENSING, CHANGING OR DEPOSITING [2]

Inventor(s): Lucica Bobes (Shelton, CT), Robert L. Gainer (Easton, CT) Assignee(s): Epsilon Data Management, LLC (Irving, TX) Law Firm: Duane Morris LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14955538 on 12/01/2015 (1435 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for carrying out instant win games to benefit a consumer who is connected on-line with a social media network, where the system includes a data base coupled to the social media network, and an instant win processor control unit connected to the data base and to the social media network for processing instant winners connected with the social media network. The method includes a consumer establishing communication on-line with a social media network through a computing device and that the said consumer receives a message from a brand conducting a promotion on the social media network indicating an opportunity to participate in an instant win game play via the social media network. The consumer will then re-send the message with a requested identifier, and the consumer receives a notice that the game play has resulted in either a win or a loss.

Inventor(s): Basil F. Pinzone (Newbury, OH), James F. Corum (Morgantown, WV), Joseph F. Pinzone (Cornelius, NC), Kenneth L. Corum (Plymouth, NH), Michael J. D”Aurelio (Marietta, GA) Assignee(s): CPG Technologies, LLC (Italy, TX) Law Firm: Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15981064 on 05/16/2018 (538 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for disaster warning recovery including a power modulator. A location is determined for an area affected by an emergency event. An emergency message is generated that corresponds to the emergency event. The emergency message is transmitted by via a guided surface wave. The guided surface wave is launched by a guided surface waveguide probe. The power modulator is coupled to the guided surface waveguide probe.

Inventor(s): John DeBusk (Southlake, TX), William Luetkemeyer (Azle, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 14990457 on 01/07/2016 (1398 days app to issue)

Abstract: A beacon system is disclosed. The beacon system includes a case that defines a compartment and a lid. Also, the beacon system includes a ground plane mount that is pivotally coupled to the case, a monopole antenna carried by the ground plane mount, and an ADS-B transmitter. In that regard, the ADS-B transmitter is disposed within the compartment and electrically coupled to the monopole antenna.

[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

Inventor(s): Mitchell John Brunelli (Dallas, TX), Reid Samuel Wakefield (Dallas, TX), Zachary Ward Newman (Nashville, TN) Assignee(s): Century Interactive Company, LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Henry Patent Law Firm PLLC (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16104702 on 08/17/2018 (445 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a general aspect, audio recordings are managed to protect personal identifiable information (PII) and or sensitive personal information (SPI). In an aspect, a first audio file associated with a voice call and a second audio file associated with the voice call are obtained. The first audio file is partitioned into one or more segments. Which of the one or more segments of the first audio file the number of spoken digits exceeds a certain number are identified. The second audio file is partitioned into segments corresponding in time to the identified segments of the first audio file. The voice call is tagged as containing PII or SPI in response to determining that trigger words are spoken in at least one of the segments of the second audio file.

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

Inventor(s): Gokul Kumar (San Jose, CA), John Thomas Contreras (Palo Alto, CA) Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15858496 on 12/29/2017 (676 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus may include a controller die configured to communicate with a plurality of dies via a transmission line. The controller die may be configured to transmit a signal on the transmission line to a target die of the plurality of dies, or the target die may transmit a signal on the transmission line. The transmission may be dependent on an end die of the plurality of dies setting an end-die termination resistance to a low level. In situations where the target memory is receiving the signal, the target die may set target an on-die termination resistance to a high level. In situations where the target memory die is transmitting the signal, the target die may set an on-die termination resistance to a low level.

[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)

Inventor(s): Steven Craig Bartling (Plano, TX), Sudhanshu Khanna (Richardson, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16159433 on 10/12/2018 (389 days app to issue)

Abstract: A processing device is operated using a plurality of volatile storage elements. N groups of M volatile storage elements of the plurality of volatile storage elements per group are connected to an N by M size non-volatile logic element array of a plurality of non-volatile logic element arrays using a multiplexer. The multiplexer connects one of the N groups to the N by M size non-volatile logic element array to store data from the M volatile storage elements into a row of the N by M size non-volatile logic element array at one time or to write data to the M volatile storage elements from a row of the N by M size non-volatile logic element array at one time. A corresponding non-volatile logic controller controls the multiplexer operation with respect to the connections between volatile storage elements and non-volatile storage elements.

[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)

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Huai-Yuan Tseng (San Ramon, CA), Xiang Yang (Santa Clara, CA) Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15967270 on 04/30/2018 (554 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods reduce device peak current during a read operation by charging control lines of a first set of memory cells faster than control lines of a second set of memory cells while minimizing the channel gradient formed adjacent to a selected word line to suppress occurrences of an injection read disturb in a sense line channel. For example, a first set of memory cells are in a first location relative to a selected memory cell selected for sensing, and a second set of memory cells are in a second location relative to the selected memory cell. The charge device is configured to charge the first set of memory cells and the second set of memory cells. In some aspects, a rate of charging the first set of memory cells is different from a rate of charging the second set of memory cells.

[G11C] STATIC STORES (information storage based on relative movement between record carrier and transducer G11B; semiconductor devices for storage H01L, e.g. H01L 27/108-H01L 27/11597; pulse technique in general H03K, e.g. electronic switches H03K 17/00)

Inventor(s): Jeffrey L. Whaley (Milpitas, CA), Jingfeng Yuan (Milpitas, CA), Wei Wang (Milpitas, CA), Xiaoheng Chen (Milpitas, CA) Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15404870 on 01/12/2017 (1027 days app to issue)

Abstract: A storage device with a memory may optimize the setting of a read threshold or read level. A feedback mechanism may be used responsive to there being a read retry error for providing the read threshold from the read retry. Specifically, recovery from a read failure can provide feedback information for dynamically optimizing read threshold values. Read threshold adjustments may occur each time there is a successful error recovery. The read threshold adjustment scheme may select one logical page or multiple logical pages from a recovered region. If a read threshold is found to be working, this threshold may be part of a feedback message to make an informed adjustment that optimizes the read threshold of other pages.

[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)

Inventor(s): Dan Doherty (Dallas, TX), William C Daniel (Overland Park, KS) Assignee(s): Emerge Clinical Solutions, LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Rosenthal Pauerstein Sandoloski Agather LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 13250609 on 09/30/2011 (2958 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods of accelerating the adoption of a medical treatment by health care providers are disclosed. The methods include providing to a health care provider a set of selectable criteria for determining whether a specific medical treatment is indicated for a particular patient, analyzing the criteria selected, and indicating to the health care provider whether the medical treatment is indicated. A specific method suitable for addressing Heart Failure-Sudden Cardiac Death (HF-SCD) prevention is provided.

[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]

Inventor(s): John Brand (Flower Mound, TX) Assignee(s): General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY) Law Firm: Buckley, Maschoff Talwalkar, LLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14246619 on 04/07/2014 (2038 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for processing data generated in a vehicle group. One example embodiment comprises selectively off-boarding a data set generated at a first vehicle in the vehicle group for storage purposes, the first data set off-boarded to one or more of a second vehicle in the vehicle group and a remote storage device.

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

Inventor(s): Hung Tack Kwan (Grand Prairie, TX), Jeff Edgington (Keller, TX), Kristina E. Jones (Dallas, TX), Shiju Mathai (Carrollton, TX) Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY) Law Firm: Shutts Bowen LLP (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15335516 on 10/27/2016 (1104 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a method, system and computer program product for the continuous cognitive discovery and management of cloud services in an aggregated distributed application. One method includes receiving a textual specification of cloud service criteria, searching a registry for cloud services corresponding to the textual specification and presenting locating cloud services corresponding to the textual specification. Thereafter, the located cloud services are ranked and presented and one or more of the presented cloud services are selected for deployment and deployed as part of an aggregated distributed application. Thereafter, the registry is searched to locate and rank new cloud services based upon the textual specification, and in response to determining that one of the new cloud services is ranked higher than an existing one of the cloud services already deployed, the determined one of the new cloud services is deployed into the aggregated distributed application.

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

Inventor(s): Naveen Kumar Kakani (Irving, TX) Assignee(s): NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY (Espoo, , FI) Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP (Local + 10 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15412152 on 01/23/2017 (1016 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various example embodiments are disclosed relating to the establishment of reliable multicast/broadcast sessions in a wireless network. According to an example embodiment, an apparatus may be configured to receive, from a wireless recipient station, a request to establish a reliable multicast/broadcast session with the recipient station. The apparatus may be further configured to transmit, to the recipient station, a response to the request to establish the reliable multicast/broadcast session. The response may include one or more retransmission fields describing a retransmission of data for the requested reliable multicast/broadcast session. For example, the request may include a retransmission multicast address to be used for retransmission of data for the multicast/broadcast session.

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

Inventor(s): Yousuf Saifullah (Richardson, TX) Assignee(s): Conversant Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l. (Luxembourg, , LU) Law Firm: Conversant Wireless Licensing (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 15208233 on 07/12/2016 (1211 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of relocating the header compression context in a packet network which transmits packets having compressed headers. A connection is established between a mobile terminal and a first network entity and context information used with compression and decompression of the headers of the packets is stored at the mobile terminal and the first network entity. The context information updating is stopped in the mobile terminal and in the first network entity and after that, a snapshot of the compression and decompression context information is taken and stored in the first network entity. The connection between the first network entity and the mobile terminal is changed to a connection between the mobile terminal and a second network entity. The context information snapshot stored by the first network entity is transferred to the second network entity to be stored therein as the context information of the second network entity. The stored context information at the mobile terminal and the second network entity is then used for compression and decompression of the headers of the packets. Patent Class: N/A

Inventor(s): Steven T. Archer (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15935508 on 03/26/2018 (589 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods monitor data communications transmitted in a provider network connecting a first user device to at least one of a second user device or a network-based application host; determine that the data communications are associated with an active data session based on the monitoring; obtain current attribute values for the data communications; apply a set of rules that define a plurality of compromised communications states as a function of reference attribute values that correspond to the current attribute values; evaluate the current attribute values against the set of rules to determine a compromised communications state with respect to the user-interactive data session; implement, based on the compromised communications state, at least one compensating efficiency with respect to the data communications transmitted via the provider network during the user-interactive data session.

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

Inventor(s): Logan Jae Hwang (Flower Mound, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16233766 on 12/27/2018 (313 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a socket device for testing an IC, the socket device including: a base on which an integrated circuit (IC) is mounted; a contact module having multiple contacts; a floating hinge block elastically supported on a side of the base in a vertical direction; a lid configured to rotate with the floating hinge block and having a pressing portion on a bottom surface thereof; a floating latch elastically supported on a side of the base to be parallel to the floating hinge block such that the lid is fixed; a first camshaft installed by penetrating the base and the floating hinge block and adjusting a height of the floating hinge block; a second camshaft installed by penetrating the base and the floating latch and adjusting a height of the floating latch; a lever; a handle; and a link connected to the lever and the handle respectively to rotate independently.

[H01R] ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS (switches, fuses H01H; coupling devices of the waveguide type H01P 5/00; switching arrangements for the supply or distribution of electric power H02B; installations of electric cables or lines, or of combined optical and electric cables or lines, or of auxiliary apparatus H02G; printed means for providing electric connections to or between printed circuits H05K)

Inventor(s): Archana Venugopal (Dallas, TX), Luigi Colombo (Dallas, TX), Marie Denison (Sunnyvale, CA), Sameer Pendharkar (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15183896 on 06/16/2016 (1237 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microelectronic device includes a heat spreader layer on an electrode of a component and a metal interconnect on the heat spreader layer. The heat spreader layer is disposed above a top surface of a substrate of the semiconductor device. The heat spreader layer is 100 nanometers to 3 microns thick, has an in-plane thermal conductivity of at least 150 watts/meter- K, and an electrical resistivity less than 100 micro-ohm-centimeters.

[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 forming hydrogen-passivated semiconductor channels in a three-dimensional memory device Patent No. 10468413 

Inventor(s): Hirotada Tobita (Yokkaichi, , JP), Seiji Shimabukuro (Yokkaichi, , JP), Shunsuke Takuma (Yokkaichi, , JP) Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX) Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15947378 on 04/06/2018 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of forming a three-dimensional memory device includes forming memory stack structures vertically extending through an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers over a substrate, such that each of the memory stack structures includes a memory film and a vertical semiconductor channel laterally surrounded by the memory film. The method also includes forming a stack of a first silicon nitride layer and a second silicon nitride layer over the memory stack structures, such that the first silicon nitride layer has a higher hydrogen-to-nitrogen ratio than the second silicon nitride layer, performing an anneal process at an elevated temperature to diffuse hydrogen from the first silicon nitride layer into the memory stack structures, and removing the first and second silicon nitride layers.

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

Inventor(s): Joshua Lund (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Sensors Unlimited, Inc. (Princeton, NJ) Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15935080 on 03/26/2018 (589 days app to issue)

Abstract: A photodiode includes an absorption layer. A cap layer is disposed on a surface of the absorption layer. A pixel diffusion area within the cap layer extends beyond the surface of the absorption layer and into the absorption layer to receive a charge generated from photons therefrom. A mesa trench is defined through the cap layer surrounding the pixel diffusion area, wherein the mesa trench defines a floor at the surface of the absorption layer and opposed sidewalls extending away from the surface of the absorption layer. An implant is aligned with the mesa trench and extends from the floor of the mesa trench through the absorption layer surrounding a portion of the absorption layer proximate the pixel diffusion area.

[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]

Inventor(s): Michiaki Sano (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yusuke Oda (Yokkaichi, , JP) Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX) Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15854563 on 12/26/2017 (679 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing a memory array comprising vertical bit lines that are connected to different pairs of vertical thin-film transistors (TFTs) are described. A set of vertical TFTs may be formed such that a first TFT and a second TFT are spaced apart by a first separation distance and a third TFT and the second TFT are spaced apart by a second separation distance. The fabrication of the memory array includes forming a layer of conducting material with a thickness that is greater than half of the first separation distance and less than half of the second separation distance and then performing an anisotropic etch to remove portions of the conducting material such that openings in the conducting material are formed between the pairs of vertical TFTs while preventing openings from forming between the vertical TFTs of each pair of vertical TFTs.

[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]

Damascene process for forming three-dimensional cross rail phase change memory devices Patent No. 10468596 

Inventor(s): Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Senaka Kanakamedala (San Jose, CA), Yao-Sheng Lee (Tampa, FL) Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX) Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15901633 on 02/21/2018 (622 days app to issue)

Abstract: First stacked rail structures including a first conductive rail, a selector rail, and a sacrificial material rail and separated by first trenches are formed over a substrate. First dielectric isolation structures are formed in the first trenches. Second trenches are formed, which divides the first stacked rail structures above the first conductive rails. Second dielectric isolation structures in the second trenches. Pillar structures are formed, which include a respective vertical stack of a selector element and a sacrificial material pillar. The sacrificial material pillars are replaced with phase change memory material pillars by a damascene method that deposits and planarizes a phase change memory material. Second conductive rails are formed over the phase change memory material pillars. Sidewalls of the phase change memory material pillars are not subjected to etch damage, thereby enhancing electrical characteristics of the phase change memory material pillars.

[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]

Inventor(s): Kiran Vanjani (San Diego, CA) Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15835150 on 12/07/2017 (698 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present technology relates to a multiband antenna for wireless mobile communication devices such as cellular telephones. The antenna may include a bifurcated ring structure along one, two, three or all four edges of the device. The ring structure may include bifurcated metal conductors, or bars, extending along the length of the one or more edges.

Inventor(s): Akio Hidaka (Fukuoka, , JP), Kenichiro Tabata (Fukuoka, , JP), Munenori Fujimura (Fukuoka, , JP), Takumi Naruse (Miyazaki, , JP), Tokuji Nishino (Fukuoka, , JP) Assignee(s): Sovereign Peak Ventures, LLC (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Ascenda Law Group, PC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16055852 on 08/06/2018 (456 days app to issue)

Abstract: This communication apparatus makes it possible to have a non-contact charging module and a sheet antenna coexist, even in the case where there the non-contact charging module and the sheet antenna in the communication apparatus. The apparatus is provided with: a housing; a secondary-side non-contact charging module, which is housed in the housing, receives power by means of electromagnetic induction, and has a first coil having a conducting wire wound thereon, and a first magnetic sheet facing the first coil; and an NFC antenna, which is housed in the housing, and has a second coil having a conducting wire wound thereon, and a second magnetic sheet facing the second coil. The secondary-side non-contact charging module and the NFC antenna are not laminated to each other.

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

Methods and apparatus for adaptive timing for zero voltage transition power converters Patent No. 10468987 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Anthony Morroni (Parker, TX), Michael G. Amaro (Naperville, IL), Thomas Matthew LaBella (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16241612 on 01/07/2019 (302 days app to issue)

Abstract: Timing circuitry causes: a first closed signal on a first switch control output before a signal on a second switch control output changes from a second closed signal to a first open signal; the first switch control output to provide a second open signal after a first selected time after the second switch control output changes from the second closed signal to the first open signal; and a third switch control output to provide a third closed signal a second selected time after the first switch control output changes from the first closed signal to a third open signal. A beginning of the first closed signal to a beginning of the first open signal is based on a later of: a current through a switch connected to the second switch control output exceeding a threshold current; and a clocked time after the beginning of the first closed signal.

[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]

Inventor(s): Alvaro Aguilar (Irving, TX), Jeffrey Anthony Morroni (Parker, TX), Kevin Scoones (San Jose, CA), Orlando Lazaro (Dallas, TX), Reza Sharifi (Sunnyvale, CA), Saurav Bandyopadhyay (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16058859 on 08/08/2018 (454 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a described example, an apparatus includes a first switch coupled between a terminal for receiving an input voltage and a top plate node, and having a first control terminal; a second switch coupled between the top plate node and a switching node, and having a second control terminal; a third switch coupled between the switching node and a bottom plate node and having a third control terminal; a fourth switch coupled between the bottom plate node and a ground terminal, and having a fourth control terminal; a flying capacitor coupled between the top plate node and the bottom plate node; a fifth switch coupled between the top plate node and an auxiliary node; a sixth switch coupled between the auxiliary node and the bottom plate node; and an auxiliary capacitor coupled between the auxiliary control terminal and a ground terminal.

[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]

Inventor(s): Abdellatif Bellaouar (Richardson, TX), See T. Lee (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. (Grand Cayman, , KY) Law Firm: Gibb Riley, LLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15933542 on 03/23/2018 (592 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an exemplary structure, a transformer has a primary side and a secondary side. Output from the primary side is coupled to the secondary side. A first power supply is connected to a center tap of the primary side of the transformer. An oscillator includes a first transistor and a second transistor. The front-gate of the first transistor is connected to the drain of the second transistor and the primary side of the transformer. The front-gate of the second transistor is connected to the drain of the first transistor and the primary side of the transformer. A third transistor is connected to the first transistor and a fourth transistor is connected to the second transistor. The third and fourth transistors inject a desired frequency to the oscillator. A voltage source is connected to the back-gate of the first transistor and the back-gate of the second transistor.

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

Inventor(s): Christian K. Barker (Roanoke, TX), Joshua Alan Johnson (Lincoln, NE), Marshall Pommier Schiring (Lincoln, NE), Stephen Joseph Borer (Lincoln, NE) Assignee(s): E.F. JOHNSON COMPANY (Irving, TX) Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15923694 on 03/16/2018 (599 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides a radio and method for automatically adjusting, in response to ambient noise, the volume setting of a radio. The radio comprises a microphone for receiving ambient audio and generating a microphone signal; a codec for receiving the microphone signal and generating a processor signal representative of the ambient audio; and processor circuitry operable to receive the processor signal, determine an ambient audio level in response to the processor signal, and determine an adjusted radio volume to generate a radio volume control signal, wherein the adjusted radio volume is determined by calculating a difference between a baseline volume level and ambient audio level and adding a current volume level setting, wherein the codec is also operable to receive the radio volume control signal and generate an output signal to adjust the radio volume setting to maintain a net difference between the adjusted radio volume and ambient audio.

[H03G] CONTROL OF AMPLIFICATION (impedance networks, e.g. attenuators, H03H; control of transmission in lines H04B 3/04)

Inventor(s): Krishnamurthy Ganapathi Shankar (Bangalore, , IN) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16047788 on 07/27/2018 (466 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a trickle charge control circuit coupled to a charge pump and a motor driver circuit. The trickle charge control circuit is configured to sense a voltage at a bootstrap capacitor voltage node (VBST) of the motor driver circuit; as a result of the voltage at VBST being greater than a voltage at an input voltage node (VIN), couple a charge pump voltage node (VCP) to VBST of the motor driver circuit, where a voltage at VCP is greater than the voltage at VIN; and as a result of the voltage at VBST being less than the voltage at VIN, decouple VCP from the charge pump from VBST of the motor driver circuit.

[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]

Inventor(s): Erhan Ozalevli (Santa Clara, CA), Mustapha El Markhi (Richardson, TX), Rohit Bhan (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Tuenlap Chan (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 16047589 on 07/27/2018 (466 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide for a circuit, comprising a first node configured to couple to a first current source and a second current source. The circuit also comprises a first filter configured to couple between a voltage supply and the first node, the first filter being a first dynamically controllable current filter. The circuit further comprises a current mirror coupled between the first node and a second node configured to couple to a third current source and a fourth current source. The circuit additionally comprises a second filter configured to couple between the second node and a ground node, the second filter being a second dynamically controllable current filter.

[H03K] PULSE TECHNIQUE (measuring pulse characteristics G01R; modulating sinusoidal oscillations with pulses H03C; transmission of digital information H04L; discriminator circuits detecting phase difference between two signals by counting or integrating cycles of oscillation H03D 3/04; automatic control, starting, synchronisation or stabilisation of generators of electronic oscillations or pulses where the type of generator is irrelevant or unspecified H03L; coding, decoding or code conversion, in general H03M) [4]

Apparatus and method for multilevel coding (MLC) with binary alphabet polar codes Patent No. 10469099 

Inventor(s): Corina Ioana Ionita (Houston, TX), June Chul Roh (Allen, TX), Mohamed F. Mansour (Cupertino, CA), Srinath Hosur (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16152754 on 10/05/2018 (396 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes receiving multiple bits to be transmitted. The method also includes applying a first binary alphabet polar code to a first subset of the multiple bits to generate first encoded bits. The first encoded bits are associated with a first bit level of a multilevel coding scheme. The method further includes generating one or more symbols using the first encoded bits and bits associated with a second bit level of the multilevel coding scheme. The first binary alphabet polar code is associated with a first coding rate. In addition, the method could include applying a second binary alphabet polar code to a second subset of the multiple bits to generate second encoded bits. The second encoded bits are associated with the second bit level. The second binary alphabet polar code is associated with a second coding rate such that the bit levels have substantially equal error rates.

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

Inventor(s): Hang Jin (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA) Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15957079 on 04/19/2018 (565 days app to issue)

Abstract: Analog echo cancellation with Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) noise suppression may be provided. First, a test signal may be sent through an echo cancellation pathway during a downstream silence period and an upstream silence period. The echo cancellation pathway may comprise an electronic element. Next, a loopback response signal may be received in response to sending the test signal through the echo cancellation pathway. Then a channel response model may be created that characterizes a channel response of the loopback response signal and a non-linear model may be created that characterizes a non-linearity of the electronic element. Next, for a downstream signal, a non-linear component may be generated based on the created non-linear model. The generated non-linear component may be convolved with the created channel response model. The convolved non-linear component may then be subtracted from an upstream signal.

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

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX) Assignee(s): TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) (Stockholm, , SE) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15573206 on 05/11/2016 (1273 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods relating to transmission and use of Discovery Reference Signal (DRS) signals are disclosed in herein. In some embodiments, a method of operation of a Transmission Point (TP) in a cellular communications network comprises transmitting, from the TP, a same one or more DRS signals using at least two different transmit beams in at least two different time resources. Each transmit beam is characterized by a direction in which it is transmitted. In this manner, the TP is enabled to reuse DRS resources, which in turn enables transmission of DRS signals on a larger number of transmit beams and, correspondingly, adaptation of measurement procedures at wireless devices to obtain measurements on those transmit beams.

Disaggregated integrated synchronous optical network and optical transport network switching system Patent No. 10469168 

Inventor(s): Richard Dunsmore (McKinney, TX) Assignee(s): FUJITSU LIMITED (Kawasaki, , JP) Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15800733 on 11/01/2017 (734 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems of a disaggregated integrated synchronous optical network (SONET) and optical transport network (OTN) switching system that includes using plug-in universal (PIU) modules for OTN to Ethernet transceiving, SONET PIU modules for Ethernet to SONET transceiving, and an Ethernet fabric as a switching core are disclosed. An OTN over Ethernet module in each of the PIU modules and an Ethernet over SONET module in each of the SONET PIU modules may enable various SONET and OTN functionality to be realized using the Ethernet fabric which may include multiple Ethernet switches.

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

Channel recovery in burst-mode, time-division multiplexing (TDM) passive optical networks (PONs) Patent No. 10469172 

Inventor(s): Frank Effenberger (Frisco, TX), Huaiyu Zeng (Red Bank, NJ), Lei Zhou (Shenzhen, , CN), Lin Huang (Chengdu, , CN), Shengming Ma (Chengdu, , CN), Shuchang Yao (Wuhan, , CN), Xianbo Dai (Chengdu, , CN), Xiang Liu (Marlboro, NJ Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16179606 on 11/02/2018 (368 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transceiver comprises: a sampling phase optimization stage comprising: a first interpolator; a first equalizer coupled to the first interpolator; a first optimizer coupled to the first equalizer; and an output; and an equalization stage coupled to the output and comprising: a buffer; a second interpolator coupled to the buffer; and a second equalizer coupled to the second interpolator. A method comprising: receiving an optical burst signal; determining an optimum sampling phase based on a portion of a digital signal representing the optical burst signal; and equalizing all of the digital signal using the optimum sampling phase.

Inventor(s): Tarik Muharemovic (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Intel Corporation (Santa Clara, CA) Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15713893 on 09/25/2017 (771 days app to issue)

Abstract: Transmission of random access preamble structures within a cellular wireless network is based on the use of cyclic shifted constant amplitude zero autocorrelation (”CAZAC”) sequences to generate the random access preamble signal. A pre-defined set of sequences is arranged in a specific order. Within the predefined set of sequences is an ordered group of sequences that is a proper subset of the pre-defined set of sequences. Within a given cell, up to 64 sequences may need to be signaled. In order to minimize the associated overhead due to signaling multiple sequences, only one logical index is transmitted by a base station serving the cell and a user equipment within the cell derives the subsequent indexes according to the pre-defined ordering. Each sequence has a unique logical index. The ordering of sequences is identified by the logical indexes of the sequences, with each logical index uniquely mapped to a generating index. When a UE needs to transmit, it produces a second sequence using the received indication of the logical index of the first sequence and an auxiliary parameter and then produces a transmission signal by modulating the second sequence.

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

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Pengfei Xia (San Diego, CA), Younghoon Kwon (Laguna Niguel, CA) Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15789550 on 10/20/2017 (746 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) includes detecting that a beam failure has occurred, and based thereon, transmitting a first beam failure recovery request (BFRR) message at a first transmit power level on a first channel resource in a channel with a transmit power control mechanism configured to set the first transmit power level different from a first non-BFRR transmit power level of a first non-BFRR message transmitted on the first channel resource in the channel.

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

Inventor(s): Cedric Westphal (Santa Clara, CA) Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15393937 on 12/29/2016 (1041 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various embodiments include methods and apparatus structured to cache items of content in an information-centric network (ICN). The caching of the items of content can be based on a centrality metric for the node related to connectivity of the node to other nodes within the network of nodes and to popularity of each of the items being stored. The storing of items not currently stored in the network may be made, in an iterative process, by storing each item in a cache of a node having lowest centrality metric of the nodes, in order of decreasing popularity from a most popular item, until the cache of the node is filled. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods can be implemented in a variety of applications.

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

Inventor(s): Linda Dunbar (Plano, TX), Young Lee (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15342824 on 11/03/2016 (1097 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method implemented by a global resource orchestrator (GRO) includes receiving, multiple virtual network function (VNF) resource container (RC) table update messages comprising multiple VNF RC tables from multiple VNF forwarders, where each of the VNF RC tables comprises information about multiple VNF instances (VNFIs), receiving VNF RC connectivity matrix update messages from the VNF forwarders, where each of the VNF RC connectivity matrix update message indicates which of the VNF RCs that a VNF forwarder sending the VNF RC connectivity matrix update message is connected to.

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In-network aggregation and distribution of conditional internet of things data subscription in information-centric networking Patent No. 10469373 

Inventor(s): Lijun Dong (San Diego, CA) Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15588465 on 05/05/2017 (914 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for routing data in an information centric network (ICN). A first interest message received at a router in the ICN is identified as including a first subscription request and a first notification condition from a first subscriber. The method then determines whether the first notification condition has an overlap with a second notification condition included in a second subscription request stored in a forwarding information base (FIB) of the router, where the second subscription request is included in a second interest message that was received at the router and forwarded by the router towards a producer of the data. The first notification condition may then be aggregated with the second notification condition by changing the first notification condition in the first subscription message based on the second notification condition.

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Multiple provider framework for virtual switch data planes and data plane migration Patent No. 10469374 

Inventor(s): Yan Chen (Dublin, CA), Yunsong Lu (Mountain View, CA) Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15084952 on 03/30/2016 (1315 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for supporting a virtual switch to change data plane providers on a framework supporting multiple data plane providers. A processing device receives a request to change a first data plane provider, where the virtual switch is configured with a topology on the first data plane provider to use a flow management protocol. The virtual switch includes network interfaces connected to ports to enable communication among entities attached to the network interfaces by forwarding data packets within a first datapath of the first data plane. In response to the change, the network interfaces are disconnected, the first datapath is removed and a second datapath is created. The virtual switch is then configured to operate with the second datapath while retaining the flow management protocol and the topology, such that the entities communicate by forwarding data packets within the second datapath on the second data plane.

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

Inventor(s): Venkata Siva N. Amulothu (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15078009 on 03/23/2016 (1322 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, computer program product and computer system is provided. A processor receives at least one tunnel endpoint load information of a plurality of virtual network tunnel endpoints associated with a first virtual network. A processor receives a request directed to the first virtual network from a requesting virtual machine of a second virtual network. A processor generates a destination network address of a virtual network tunnel endpoint associated with the first virtual network based, at least in part, on the at least one load information of the plurality of virtual network tunnel endpoints. A processor sends the destination network address to the requesting virtual machine.

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

Inventor(s): William Charles Easttom, II (McKinney, TX) Assignee(s): Open Invention Network LLC (Durham, NC) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15627731 on 06/20/2017 (868 days app to issue)

Abstract: The embodiments describe an apparatus for accessing a remote object. The apparatus includes a transceiver. The transceiver is configured to transmit a Domain Name Service request of the remote object to a Domain Name Service server and receive a Domain Name Service response comprising an Internet Protocol of the remote object. The transceiver is further configured to connect to the Internet Protocol of the remote object based on the Domain Name Service response.

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

Inventor(s): Chandra H. Kamalakantha (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX) Law Firm: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Patent Department (12 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15500034 on 09/05/2014 (1887 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes generating firewall port access rules between a first cloud system a second cloud system for each tenant of a plurality of tenants. A unique IP address range is generated for each tenant. The firewall port access rules are applied to each IP address.

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

Inventor(s): Erik Charles Stewart (Coppell, TX), Junichi Sugiyama (Richardson, TX) Assignee(s): Fujitsu Limited (Kawasaki, , JP) Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15482440 on 04/07/2017 (942 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems may use optical transport network overhead data for encryption. In particular, specific overhead encryption bits and other encryption data may be stored in an OTN header and used for signaling between a transmitter and a receiver for encrypted transmission without lost data frames.

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

Encrypted data retrieval systems and methods to provide access to encrypted data Patent No. 10469482 

Inventor(s): Chris Dudek (Plano, TX), David Venable (Plano, TX), Jake Warren (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): MASERGY COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15695823 on 09/05/2017 (791 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include encrypted data retrieval systems and methods to provide access to encrypted data. In one of such embodiments, the method includes receiving a request to access encrypted data. The method also includes analyzing the request to determine a credential of a source electronic device seeking to access the encrypted data. The method further includes determining, based on the credential of the source electronic device, a category of the request. In response to determining the category of the request, the method further includes selecting additional credentials with which to authenticate the request. The method further includes providing an indication of the credentials to at least one operator, wherein the at least one operator is authorized to enter the additional credentials to release the encrypted data. In response to receiving the additional credentials, the method further includes transmitting the encrypted data to the source electronic device.

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

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 14155514 on 01/15/2014 (2120 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, apparatus and non-transitory computer readable storage medium, in one embodiment, associating at least one autonomous transport and at least one user, determining at least one characteristic of said at least one user based on at least one of at least one user search history and at least one user preference selection, determining at least one user location of said at least one autonomous transport and querying at least one adjacent entity based at least on said determined at least one characteristic within a predetermined range of said at least one user location.

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

Inventor(s): Stephen Wharton (Weatherford, TX) Assignee(s): CABLECAM, LLC (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Schroeder Intellectual Property Law Group, LLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 13471924 on 05/15/2012 (2730 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for controlling an aerially moved payload having at least one information capturing device and at least one line, reel, and motor combination for maneuvering the payload. The system includes a database having at least one control parameter or location parameter input therein. An image viewing device is provided for displaying information from the at least one information capturing device and software for overlaying at least one of the at least one control or location parameter.

Inventor(s): Aziz Umit Batur (Dallas, TX), Martin Fritz Mueller (Richardson, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15202841 on 07/06/2016 (1217 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include three-dimensional imaging systems and methods to reconstruct a three-dimensional scene from first and second image data sets obtained from a single camera at first and second times, including computing feature point correspondences between the image data sets, computing an essential matrix that characterizes relative positions of the camera at the first and second times, computing pairs of first and second projective transforms that individually correspond to regions of interest that exclude an epipole of the captured scene, as well as computing first and second rectified image data sets in which the feature point correspondences are aligned on a spatial axis by respectively applying the corresponding first and second projective transforms to corresponding portions of the first and second image data sets, and computing disparity values of a stereo disparity map according to the rectified image data sets to construct.

Inventor(s): Tiehong Wang (Plano, TX), Tiejun Wang (Beijing, , CN) Assignee(s): Innovation Sciences, LLC (Plano, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16132079 on 09/14/2018 (417 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for efficiently directing communications are disclosed. On example entails receiving, from a mobile terminal, a communication directed to a cellular communication network, the communication being received in an alternative channel that differs from a channel of the cellular communication network. The communication is then converted for a relayed communication to the cellular communication network on behalf of the mobile terminal, the relayed communication being made through the cellular communication network.

Methods and apparatus for enhanced MBMS content provisioning and content ingestion Patent No. 10470000 

Inventor(s): Imed Bouzizi (Frisco, TX), Prakash Kolan (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15424706 on 02/03/2017 (1005 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for enhanced multimedia broadcast/multicast service (MBMS) ingestion. A network device includes a memory configured to store a memory and one or more processors operably connected to the memory. The one or more processors configured to receive, from a content provider, signaling concerning a payload for MBMS. The one or more processors are further configured to receive, from the content provider, the payload, process the payload based on the signaling, and transmit, to an MBMS gateway, the processed payload.

System, method, and computer-readable medium for short message service termination processing by a femtocell system Patent No. 10470007 

Inventor(s): Christopher Martin Edward Osborn (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15397144 on 01/03/2017 (1036 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable medium for processing short message service terminations in a communication system featuring an IP-based femtocell system are provided. The femtocell system includes a base transceiver station and a Session Initiation Protocol to Internet Operating System adapter. The Session Initiation Protocol to Internet Operating System adapter conveys the depacketized message content to the base transceiver station which transmits the message content to the user equipment.

Inventor(s): Basavaraj Patil (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY (Espoo, , FI) Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP (Local + 10 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 13822903 on 08/08/2011 (3011 days app to issue)

Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus receiving or storing an indicator relating to an access point, the indicator indicating whether the first access point supports joint association and address provisioning. The apparatus is configured to transmit a request for joint association and address provisioning toward the access point, and to receive from the access point a response to the request for joint association and address provisioning.

Method and apparatus of broadcast signals and channels for system information transmission Patent No. 10470191 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Hongbo Si (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15823310 on 11/27/2017 (708 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for receiving a broadcasting signal in a wireless communication system. The method comprises receiving, from a base station (BS), a physical broadcasting channel (PBCH) content over a PBCH, and determining the PBCH content including a payload, wherein the payload includes uncommon information within a transmission time interval (TTI) of the PBCH that comprises at least a portion of a 10-bit system frame number (SFN), a half frame index within a radio frame, and at least part of a synchronization signal (SS) block time index.

Inventor(s): Michael James Mouser (Wylie, TX) Assignee(s): WILSON ELECTRONICS, LLC (St. George, UT) Law Firm: Thorpe North Western (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15951084 on 04/11/2018 (573 days app to issue)

Abstract: Technology for a repeater is disclosed. The repeater can include a first coaxial cable with a first defined connection. The repeater can include a repeater unit communicatively coupled to the first coaxial cable via the first defined connection. The repeater can include a controller configured to adjust a gain or output power of the repeater unit that accounts for known losses on the first coaxial cable.

Inventor(s): Wei Zhao (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16399983 on 04/30/2019 (189 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lamp power supply realize 0 percent flicker and 0 flicker index with feedback setting the product of voltage and current of the lamp equal to the reference voltage times a constant.

Inventor(s): Tomima Edmark (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: Braxton Perrone, PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 29635073 on 01/26/2018 (648 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Derek Sholeen (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 29651019 on 10/24/2017 (742 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Derek Sholeen (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 29651020 on 10/24/2017 (742 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Gavin Stener (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Wild West Investments, LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Dentons US LLP (Local + 12 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 29691526 on 05/16/2019 (173 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Stephen LaMont Tribbett (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 29658161 on 07/28/2018 (465 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): James Giwani (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Warner Wireless Int”l Inc (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 29650266 on 06/05/2018 (518 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Jenny DeMarco Staab (Addison, TX), Tammy Schriewer (Addison, TX) Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX) Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 29680112 on 02/13/2019 (265 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Arnold Ray Adams, III (Rockwall, TX), Daniel Jun-Hyun Kim (Roanoke, TX), Joseph Thomas Mader (Southlake, TX), Raymond Charles Daley (Richardson, TX), Timothy H. Huff (Carrollton, TX) Assignee(s): Facebook, Inc. (Menlo Park, CA) Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 29616015 on 09/01/2017 (795 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Arnold Ray Adams, III (Rockwall, TX), Daniel Jun-Hyun Kim (Roanoke, TX), Jordan Timothy Detota (Fort Worth, TX), Joseph Thomas Mader (Southlake, TX), Neal Jonathon Lowell (Roanoke, TX), Raymond Charles Daley (Richardson, TX, Assignee(s): Solera Holdings, Inc. (Westlake, TX) Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 29616017 on 09/01/2017 (795 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Benjamin Skylar Radcliffe (Carrollton, TX), Bryan Joseph Tamayo (Allen, TX), Geoffrey Wayne Dagley (McKinney, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Staevan Alan Duckworth (The Colony, TX), Stephen P Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA) Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner LLP (9 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 29639812 on 03/08/2018 (607 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Brian Dean Owens (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): SIMPLICITY, LLC (Springville, UT) Law Firm: Goodhue, Coleman Owens, P.C. (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 29683742 on 03/15/2019 (235 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Brian Dean Owens (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): SIMPLICITY, LLC (Springville, UT) Law Firm: Goodhue, Coleman Owens, P.C. (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 29683749 on 03/15/2019 (235 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Chen Kong Fu (Guangdong, , CN) Assignee(s): RAZ IMPORTS, INC. (Arlington, TX) Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 29663870 on 09/19/2018 (412 days app to issue)

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