Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: •  Audi's system to detect and predict movement of a vehicle occupant •  AT&T's augmented reality shopping displays •  Bank of America's system to allow secure access to a virtual credential •  FedEx's method for remotely flashing a wireless device •  IBM's cognitive analysis for healing an IT system •  Nimbix's reconfigurable cloud computing •  Malibu Boats' adjustable surf wake system that lets a rider control and enhance the wake

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) 22 Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 12 Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 6 SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 4 Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc.(Plano) 4 Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson) 3

Christopher Terpstra (Frisco) 4 Jan Valentic (Plano) 4 Daniel B. Penney (Wylie) 3 David Patrick Magee (Allen) 2 Edmund Dawes Zink (McKinney) 2

FIRST SEEN (COMPANIES THAT MAY BE ORIGINATING A PATENT IN DFW FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2019, ACCORDING TO PATENT INDEX.) 



Applied Avionics Patent No. 10388470 Illuminated switch or indicator with integral data communications device and fail sense function

Capitalogix IP Owner Patent No. 10387679 Secure intelligent networked architecture with dynamic feedback

MD Cloud Practice Solutions Patent No. 10388408 Methods and systems for secure transmission and reception of data between a mobile device and a central computer system

Ste-Ke Enterprises Patent No. 10383402 Double-sided adhesive tape with release tab for enhanced shoe adherence to skin and removal

SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 137 daysPackage Assignee: Le-Vel Brands, LLC (Frisco)Inventor: Jason Camper (Frisco)Patent No.: D0856687-S1

4,163 daysGeneric data staging and loading using enhanced metadata and associated method Assignee: JDA Software Group, Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ)Inventor: Rubesh Mehta (IrvinPatent No.: 10387440-B2

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Inventor(s): Eric David Coffey (The Colony, TX), Robert Shawn Hamell (Southlake, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15594477 on 05/12/2017 (830 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various implementations, a knotting aid may facilitate hand tying of line(s). A knotting aid may include two or more arms extending from a base. A first arm of the knotting aid may include a stationary coupling member and a second arm of the knotting aid may include a sliding coupling member. The coupling members may be able to retain line(s) without substantially damaging the line(s).

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

Double sided adhesive tape with release tab for enhanced shoe adherence to skin and removal Patent No. 10383402 

Inventor(s): Barbara M. Reder (Fort Worth, TX), Lindsay S. Kleinsasser (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): Ste-Ke Enterprises, LLC (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Maschoff Brennan (5 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15551250 on 02/16/2016 (1281 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tape is provided for adhering skin to a shoe having: a substrate; an insole side of the substrate having an insole adhesive; an insole adhesive liner covering the insole adhesive; a skin side of the substrate having a skin adhesive, wherein the skin adhesive has a characteristic different from the insole adhesive; a skin adhesive liner covering the skin adhesive; and a release tab formed by a portion of the insole side of the substrate devoid of insole adhesive. The tape can have the following options: the release tab is at the arch end of the substrate; insole side of the substrate has less stick potential compared to the skin side, which results in the insole side being less sticky than the skin side; or insole adhesive has less stick potential compared to the skin adhesive, which results in the insole adhesive being less sticky than the skin adhesive.

Inventor(s): Mark A. Weih (San Jose, , CR) Assignee(s): SB Technical Products, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16002707 on 06/07/2018 (439 days app to issue)

Abstract: An anti-fatigue mat/shock pad has a mat body with a top surface, a bottom surface, a left side edge, a right side edge and a top and bottom edges. The top and bottom surface of the mat have raised regions thereon which are made up of longitudinally extending raised ribs arranged in parallel fashion with respect to one another and spaced apart a selected distance by longitudinal channels. The longitudinal ribs on the top surface are offset from the longitudinal ribs on the bottom surface in an alternating fashion so that they present a staggered array when viewed in cross section. This particular pattern of raised ribs on the top and bottom surfaces of the mat produces a non-linear deformation pattern under impact forces in use, such as would be caused by athletes running or jumping on an athletic field.

Inventor(s): John Early (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Biomet C.V. (Warsaw, IN) Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14520441 on 10/22/2014 (1763 days app to issue)

Abstract: An orthopedic implant can be used for fixation of a joint or fracture and can include a tapered member and at least one fixation member. The tapered member can be configured for placement in association with one or more bone segments. The tapered member can have a longitudinally extending body that defines an upper surface portion, an opposed lower surface portion and first and second sides, where at least the first and second sides can be formed of porous metal and can have a porous metal outer surface. The at least one fixation member can be integrally formed with the tapered member and can extend laterally outwardly from the tapered member body. The at least one fixation member can be configured to secure the implant to the one or more bone segments to provide fixation of the one or more bone segments relative to the tapered member.

[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): Lun Ma (Arlington, TX), Wei Chen (Arlington, TX) Assignee(s): THE BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX) Law Firm: FisherBroyles LLP (Local + 20 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16049755 on 07/30/2018 (386 days app to issue)

Abstract: Structure and luminescence properties of a new Cu-Cysteamine (Cu-Cy) crystal material are provided. The crystal structure of the Cu-Cy is determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. It is found that the compound crystallizes in the monoclinic space group C2/c and cell parameters are a=7.5510(4) , b=16.9848(7) , c=7.8364(4) , =104.798(3). The new Cu-Cy crystal material of the invention is also useful for treatment of 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)

Hot melt wetness indicator composition that includes a leuco dye, and articles including the same Patent No. 10383972 

Inventor(s): Ryan T. Gleason (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): H.B. Fuller Company (St. Paul, MN) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15088896 on 04/01/2016 (1236 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hot melt wetness indicator composition that includes a water insoluble thermoplastic polymer, an anionic surfactant, a leuco dye, and a component selected from the group consisting of acid, rosin-based tackifying agent, plasticizer and combinations thereof, and is homogeneous is disclosed. The hot melt wetness indicator composition exhibits a color change after contact with water.

[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): Bradley L. Hershey (Carrollton, TX) Assignee(s): Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation (Valencia, CA) Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15652948 on 07/18/2017 (763 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for treating a disorder of a patient. The method comprises transcutaneously delivering electrical energy to a targeted tissue site at a frequency of at least 50 KHz, thereby treating the disorder.

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

Inventor(s): William C. Knight (Granbury, TX) Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15927995 on 03/21/2018 (517 days app to issue)

Abstract: A head for a ball striking device includes a bracing member connected to an upper sole surface located on the sole of the body opposite the bottom sole surface. The bracing member includes a first end connected to a first point on the upper sole surface, a second end connected to a second point on the upper sole surface spaced from the first point, and a bridge portion extending between the first and second ends. The bridge portion extends upward from the upper sole surface and is spaced from the upper sole surface. The bridge portion may be formed by one or more trusses, and may define a generally triangular shape in one embodiment. The first and second ends may be connected to the upper sole surface using a variety of techniques, e.g., welding or other integral joining technique, integral forming, adhesive or other bonding material, or other technique. The location of the bracing member may be determined using a modal analysis to determine a maximum displacement region.

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

Inventor(s): Eric J. Burgett (McKinney, TX) Assignee(s): TESCOM CORPORATION (Elk River, MN) Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15193490 on 06/27/2016 (1149 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electro-pneumatic controller includes a base having a body, a top surface, and a bore formed within the body; a cover coupled to the base, the cover having an open end with a rim, the rim contacting the top surface of the base; a plurality of fluid flow paths formed within the base; and at least one flame arrestor disposed within one of the fluid flow paths.

[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): Douglas Levack (Kaufman, TX), Ginny McCormick (Kaufman, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15942433 on 03/31/2018 (507 days app to issue)

Abstract: A frame operable to hold a stencil taut and secure for decorating a food product such as a cookie, baked good or the like. An embodiment of the frame is comprised of a bottom sub-frame having a first height and a top sub-frame having a second height, the second height being less than the first height, such that the frame accommodates one size of cookie when the bottom sub-frame is placed around the cookie, and accommodates a thinner cookie when the frame is flipped 180 degrees about a lateral axis and the top sub-frame is placed around the cookie.

Inventor(s): Corbett Jennings (Azle, TX), Dwayne Gates (Azle, TX), Robert Schocke (Azle, TX), Ron Segelquist (Azle, TX) Assignee(s): MODIT, LLC (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Law Office of Jeff Williams, PLLC (Local + 690 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15786332 on 10/17/2017 (672 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hitch mounted carrying assembly for transporting a door of a vehicle is presented. The assembly includes an adjustable mount configured to releasably communicate with a hitch of the vehicle. The mount is adjustable between an extended position and a retracted position. The assembly includes a modular frame assembly configured to translate along the adjustable mount and to selectively couple to a first location along the mount. The frame is configured to hold a door of the vehicle on a set of hinges and secured about a latch bar. The distance between the frame assembly and the vehicle is configured to change when the mount is adjusted between the extended position and the retracted position.

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

Inventor(s): Larry Zhanel (Ennis, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: Sanchelima Associates, P.A. (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16123268 on 09/06/2018 (348 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is an electronic seat pad system that includes an electronic seat pad device and a control device. Electronic seat pad device includes one or more sensors that detect a pressure level exerted on a carseat in a vehicle when an occupant is seated on said carseat, wherein electronic seat pad is positioned on top of a bottom cushion of carseat. A switch circuit is activated upon detecting a pressure level exerted on a seat of a vehicle upon said detection of said pressure level. Control device, communicably coupled with said switch circuit, generates audio signals upon said activation of said switch circuit indicating presence of said occupant in said vehicle.

Inventor(s): John Llewellyn (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): Bluewater Resources LLC (Cotulla, TX) Law Firm: D. Tiller Law PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15471168 on 03/28/2017 (875 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for securing a container to a railing of a transport surface is disclosed. The system includes a capture member and a locking member. The locking member is configured to be attached to the surface and to securely engage one end of the capture member. The capture member includes one end configured to securely engage the locking member and a second end configured to securely engage the container. The locking member is optionally configured to require a key to disengage the capture member from the locking member. The method includes attaching the locking member to the surface, disposing a container on the surface next to the locking member, and positioning the capture member such that it securely engages the locking member at one end and securely engages the container at the other end, and thereby secures the container to the surface.

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

Inventor(s): Bradly Jay Billman (Celina, TX), Luis Eduardo Santana (Crowley, TX), Matthew T. Flachsbart (Grapevine, TX), Rachel Csabi (Frisco, TX) Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (San Antonio, TX) Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16007705 on 06/13/2018 (433 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes receiving, with one or more processors, biometric information of a first user. The method also includes determining, with the one or more processors, whether there is an indication that the first user is distracted based on the biometric information. The method further includes receiving, with the one or more processors, vehicle speed information. The method also includes determining, with the one or more processors, whether there is an indication that the first user is driving based on the vehicle speed information. The method further includes in response to determining that the first user is distracted and that the first user is driving, instructing, with the one or more processors, a mobile device associated with the first user to contact a second user or a call center.

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

Inventor(s): Kent Baumann (Rockwall, TX) Assignee(s): CRH Americas Materials, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) Law Firm: Bell Nunnally Martin LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 16102488 on 08/13/2018 (372 days app to issue)

Abstract: This invention relates in general to the field of safety devices, and more particularly, but not by way of limitation, to systems and methods for providing advanced warning and risk evasion when hazardous conditions exist. In one embodiment, a vicinity monitoring unit is provided for monitoring, for example, oncoming traffic near a construction zone. In some embodiments, the vicinity monitoring unit may be mounted onto a construction vehicle to monitor nearby traffic and send a warning signal if hazardous conditions exist. In some embodiments, personnel tracking units may be worn by construction workers and the personnel tracking units may be in communication with the vicinity monitoring unit. In some embodiments, a base station is provided for monitoring activities taking place in or near a construction site including monitoring the locations of various personnel and vehicles within the construction site.

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

Inventor(s): Bobby Collins (Bedford, TX), David Elliott (Azle, TX), Frank Bradley Stamps (Colleyville, TX) Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15495762 on 04/24/2017 (848 days app to issue)

Abstract: An interconnect drive system for an aircraft has a driveline and clutch control system. The driveline comprises a shaft for each propulsion assembly, each shaft for transferring torque to and from the associated propulsion assembly, and a clutch operably coupling the shafts and configured for selective engagement. The clutch is capable of transferring a first amount of torque between the shafts while engaged and a second amount of torque between the shafts while disengaged. The system also has a clutch control system, comprising a computer operably connected to the clutch for controlling operation of the clutch and sensors for sensing torque applied to the driveline, output from the sensors being communicated to the computer. The computer commands operation of the clutch in response to the output from the sensors, the clutch being commanded to disengage to relieve a transient torque imbalance in the driveline.

Gimbaled tail rotor hub with spherical elastomeric centrifugal force bearing for blade retention and pitch change articulation Patent No. 10384771 

Inventor(s): Andrew Haldeman (Fort Worth, TX), Drew Alan Sutton (Lexington, KY), Frank Bradley Stamps (Colleyville, TX), James Donn Hethcock (Colleyville, TX) Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 15600229 on 05/19/2017 (823 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotor hub comprises a gimbal assembly and an elastomeric centrifugal force bearing. The gimbal assembly is configured to transfer rotational movement of a mast to the rotor hub and to enable the rotor hub to flap relative to the mast. The elastomeric centrifugal force bearing is configured to withstand centrifugal force of a rotor blade when the mast is rotated and is configured to accommodate pitch changes of the rotor blade. A method comprises designing a gimbal assembly that enables a tail rotor hub to flap relative to a tail rotor mast. A centrifugal force bearing is selected that enables tail rotor blades to withstand centrifugal force and that allows for tail rotor blade pitch change articulation. Then, instructions are provided to use the gimbal assembly and the centrifugal force bearing in an in-plane tail rotor assembly.

Inventor(s): Daniel Bryan Robertson (Fort Worth, TX), Frank Bradley Stamps (Fort Worth, TX), Jouyoung Jason Choi (Fort Worth, TX), Kirk Landon Groninga (Fort Worth, TX), Matthew Edward Louis (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 15438972 on 02/22/2017 (909 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tiltrotor aircraft has a fuselage and a wing having upper and lower surfaces with a plurality of channels extending therebetween, each with a cycloidal rotor mounted therein. At least two pylon assemblies are rotatably coupled to the wing to selectively operate the tiltrotor aircraft between helicopter and airplane flight modes. Each pylon assembly includes a mast and a proprotor assembly operable to rotate with the mast to generate thrust. At least one engine provides torque and rotational energy to the proprotor assemblies and the propulsion assemblies. Each of the cycloidal rotors has a plurality of blades that travels in a generally circular path and has a plurality of pitch angle configurations such that each cycloidal rotor is operable to generate a variable thrust and a variable thrust vector, thereby providing vertical lift augmentation, roll control, yaw control and/or pitch control in the helicopter flight mode.

Inventor(s): Girish J. Malligere (Lake Dallas, TX), Michael Willey (Denton, TX) Assignee(s): Safran Seats USA LLC (Gainesville, TX) Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15747303 on 06/20/2016 (1156 days app to issue)

Abstract: There is provided a seat break over device. The seat break over device features linkage members that connect the seat back to the quadrant arm. In the static condition, the linkage member acts as a rigid member, constraining rotation of the seat back relative to the quadrant arm. Upon impact of a certain inertial force, the linkage member interacts with a weighted member. The weighted member may include a suspended weight or mass that pivots about a horizontal axis. During a gravity load of a certain amount (e.g., a 16 g event), inertial loads act on the weighted member/hammer, which transfers a force onto the linkage member. This force moves the linkage member into an unstable mode, allowing forward rotation of the seat back with respect to the quadrant arm.

Inventor(s): Bart Marcus Shafer (Fort Worth, TX), Bruce Bennett Bacon (Fort Worth, TX), John Elton Brunken, Jr. (Fort Worth, TX), Matthew Carl VanBuskirk (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: 15409971 on 01/19/2017 (943 days app to issue)

Abstract: An engine mount assembly for coupling an engine to an airframe includes a torsion bar, a lateral movement control assembly and a vertical movement control assembly. The torsion bar has a torsional stiffness and is coupled between the engine and the airframe such that torsional movement of the engine causes torsion in the torsion bar. The lateral movement control assembly has a lateral stiffness and is coupled between the torsion bar and the airframe such that lateral movement of the engine causes rotation of the torsion bar which reacts on lateral movement control assembly. The vertical movement control assembly has a vertical stiffness and is coupled between the engine and the airframe such that vertical movement of the engine reacts on the vertical movement control assembly. The engine mount assembly, thereby enables torsional, lateral and vertical movement of the engine to be independently controlled.

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

Thermal stress compensation bonding layers and power electronics assemblies incorporating the same Patent No. 10385469 

Inventor(s): Ercan Mehmet Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Shailesh N. Joshi (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: 15700723 on 09/11/2017 (708 days app to issue)

Abstract: A thermal stress compensation layer includes a metal inverse opal (MIO) layer with a plurality of hollow spheres and a predefined porosity disposed between a pair of bonding layers. The thermal stress compensation layer has a melting point above a TLP sintering temperature and the pair of bonding layers each have a melting point below the TLP sintering temperature such that the MIO layer can be transient liquid phase bonded between a metal substrate and a semiconductor device. The pair of bonding layers may comprise a first pair of bonding layers and a second pair of bonding layers with the first pair of bonding layers disposed between the MIO layer and the second pair of bonding layers. The first pair of bonding layers may have a melting point above the TLP sintering temperature and the second pair of bonding layers may have a melting point below the TLP sintering temperature.

[B23K] SOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM (making metal-coated products by extruding metal B21C 23/22; building up linings or coverings by casting B22D 19/08; casting by dipping B22D 23/04; manufacture of composite layers by sintering metal powder B22F 7/00; arrangements on machine tools for copying or controlling B23Q; covering metals or covering materials with metals, not otherwise provided for C23C; burners F23D)

Inventor(s): Thomas A. Barkow (Duncanville, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: CARR Law Firm PLLC (Local + 4 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15862748 on 01/05/2018 (592 days app to issue)

Abstract: A laminated metal consisting of any metallic or semi-metallic base material onto which alternate layers of monocrystalline nickel and monolayer graphene are deposited. The base material can be any metal, such as alloys of steel, copper, aluminum, nickel, palladium, cobalt, platinum, or silicon. The finished material will have one or more layers of nickel/graphene on its surface. In the case of wire, the layers are coaxial to the core material.

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

Apparatus and method for operating machinery under uniformly distributed mechanical pressure Patent No. 10388548 

Inventor(s): Dori Alon Robissa (Rockwall, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15166341 on 05/27/2016 (1180 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of certifying uniform distribution of mechanical pressure comprises an apparatus for moving an object, the apparatus including an arm ([b]410[/b]) with a joint ([b]430[/b]) for adjusting a fixture ([b]420[/b]) having a flat surface area ([b]420[/b][i]a[/i]). The fixture includes vacuum suction for holding the object. The method further uses a pressure sensor ([b]450[/b]) with a flat surface area ([b]450[/b][i]a[/i]), displaying output voltage as a function of mechanical pressure applied. When the sensor is placed on a chuck with vacuum suction, the apparatus moves ([b]460[/b]) to bring the flat fixture surface in touch with the flat sensor. Mechanical pressure is applied from the fixture to the sensor; the voltage output of the sensor is monitored to certify uniform distribution of the fixture pressure across the sensor area.

[B24B] MACHINES, DEVICES, OR PROCESSES FOR GRINDING OR POLISHING (by electro-erosion B23H; abrasive or related blasting B24C; electrolytic etching or polishing C25F 3/00); DRESSING OR CONDITIONING OF ABRADING SURFACES; FEEDING OF GRINDING, POLISHING, OR LAPPING AGENTS [2]

Inventor(s): Ecaterina Henderson (Dallas, TX), Lyle H. Steimel (Flower Mound, TX) Assignee(s): NCH CORPORATION (Irving, TX) Law Firm: Ross Barnes LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14819726 on 08/06/2015 (1475 days app to issue)

Abstract: A composition and method of inhibiting white rust on galvanized steel in water system. The composition preferably comprises two parts, a first part comprising oleylamine and optionally comprising 2-diethylaminoethanol and cyclohexylamine, and a second part comprising phosphonobutane tricarboxylic acid, tolytrizole, and a polymer, and optionally comprising a tracer or sodium hydroxide. A preferred composition comprises two commercially available products, Cetamine V217 S and Chem-Aqua 31155. A preferred method of inhibiting white rust comprises adding the two parts of the composition or two commerically available products to the water in a water system to be treated in an amount sufficient to provide a concentration of the first part of around 200-500 ppm and of the second part of around 50-150 ppm.

[C23F] NON-MECHANICAL REMOVAL OF METALLIC MATERIAL FROM SURFACES (working of metal by electro-erosion B23H; desurfacing by applying flames B23K 7/00; working metal by laser beam B23K 26/00); INHIBITING CORROSION OF METALLIC MATERIAL; INHIBITING INCRUSTATION IN GENERAL (treating metal surfaces or coating of metals by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25D, C25F); MULTI-STEP PROCESSES FOR SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL INVOLVING AT LEAST ONE PROCESS PROVIDED FOR IN CLASS C23 AND AT LEAST ONE PROCESS COVERED BY SUBCLASS C21D OR C22F OR CLASS C25 [4]

Inventor(s): Erik Rylander (Frisco, TX) Assignee(s): SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (Sugar Land, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 14910615 on 08/07/2014 (1839 days app to issue)

Abstract: Treatment methods and treatment fluids for increasing permeability of organic shale formations are described herein. The treatment method includes treating an organic shale formation with a treatment fluid. The treatment fluid includes a solvent that dissolves bitumen in the shale formation. After treating the shale formation with the treatment fluid, oil is recovered from the shale formation. By removing bitumen from pores and pore throats within the formation, the solvent increases permeability of the formation and allows mobile oil to flow more easily through the formation.

[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): J. Murray Smith, Jr. (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: Yee Associates, P.C. (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15676813 on 08/14/2017 (736 days app to issue)

Abstract: A swimming pool skimmer comprises a buoyant skimmer body. The swimming pool skimmer further comprises an electrical power supply including a solar cell mounted to a topside of the skimmer body. A set of proximity sensors are operatively connected to the electrical power supply, and are mounted at a forward end of the skimmer body. The set of proximity sensors are configured to generate a signal in response to detecting an obstruction. A set of pump jets are operatively connected to both the electrical power supply and the set of proximity sensors. The set of pump jets are configured to activate in response to the signal from the set of proximity sensors, thereby rotating the swimming pool skimmer away from the obstruction.

[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): William M. Richards (Flower Mound, TX) Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15304369 on 06/23/2014 (1884 days app to issue)

Abstract: A completion method and assembly includes a packer extending along a pipe that is positioned in a wellbore to create an annulus between the pipe and the wellbore, the packer having a sealing element with first and second ends. A shunt tube is positioned adjacent the sealing element and extends from at least the first end to the second end of the sealing element to form a bypass through which a volume of proppant can flow. A fluid chamber is disposed to release a setting fluid into the shunt tube to mix with proppant therein and seal the shunt tube once proppant has flowed into the annulus. An injection assembly includes a fluid chamber configured to accommodate a fluid; a fluid control line fluidically coupled to the fluid chamber and the shunt tube; and an actuation device to force the fluid from the fluid chamber and into the shunt tube.

[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 Jun Kang (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15304360 on 06/17/2014 (1890 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus including a screen assembly that includes a screen having a plurality of openings and a sacrificial shroud disposed over a portion of the openings and disposed to erode under flow of formation fluid through the screen. The shroud is configured to erode more quickly than the screen over which it is disposed, thereby altering the erosion zone of the screen over time and prolonging the life of the screen.

[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): Evan Daniel Gilmore (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): EOG RESOURCES, INC. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: Winston Strawn LLP (8 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14526288 on 10/28/2014 (1757 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for determining a hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir quality prior to a hydraulic fracture treatment based on completions index is disclosed. The method comprises a step performing a test determining a hydraulic pressure at which a hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir will begin to fracture by pumping a fluid in a wellbore, wherein the wellbore extends from a surface to the reservoir and the wellbore has one or more perforations in communication with reservoir; a step generating a pressure transient in the wellbore, the pressure transient travels from the surface to the reservoir through the perforations and reflects back the surface after contacting the reservoir; a step measuring response of the pressure transient at sufficiently high sampling frequency; a step determining fracture hydraulic parameters of the perforations and the reservoir using the measured response; and optimizing a stimulation treatment to the reservoir based on the determined fracture hydraulic parameters.

[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]

Methods and apparatus for ultrasonic lens cleaner using configurable filter banks Patent No. 10384239 

Inventor(s): David Patrick Magee (Allen, TX), Stephen John Fedigan (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15492315 on 04/20/2017 (852 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for ultrasonic lens cleaner using configurable filter banks are disclosed. In certain described examples, the methods and apparatus can expel fluid from a droplet on an optical surface using an ultrasonic transducer mechanically coupled to the optical surface and having first and second resonant frequency bands.

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

Inventor(s): Charles Hubert Speller, Jr. (Flower Mound, TX), Scott David Poster (Arlington, TX), Walter Riley (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 15702882 on 09/13/2017 (706 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ring gear includes a ring having one or more sets of inwardly facing teeth, a circumferential flange extending outward from the ring, and the flange is mounted between a first housing and a second housing. In addition, the flange protrudes into an ambient air outside the first housing and second housing.

Vehicles, electronic control units, and methods for gear shifting based on vehicle attitude Patent No. 10385965 

Inventor(s): Erik Anthony Wippler (Canton, 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: 15487496 on 04/14/2017 (858 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle includes an engine, a plurality of drive wheels, a vehicle transmission configured to transmit power from the engine to the plurality of drive wheels, one or more vehicle attitude sensors, and an electronic control unit communicatively coupled to the one or more vehicle attitude sensors and the vehicle transmission. The electronic control unit is configured to receive a signal from the one or more vehicle attitude sensors, determine a degree of vehicle descent based on the signal received from the one or more vehicle attitude sensors, and downshift the vehicle transmission based on the degree of vehicle descent determined based on the signal received from the one or more vehicle attitude sensors.

Sensors for valve systems, valve systems including sensors and related methods Patent No. 10385991 

Inventor(s): William T. Dolenti (Lynchburg, VA) Assignee(s): Flowserve Management Company (Irving, TX) Law Firm: Magleby, Cataxinos Greenwood, P.C. (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15511627 on 09/15/2014 (1800 days app to issue)

Abstract: Valve systems include at least one component comprising a conductive material and at least one inductance-to-digital converter (LDC) configured to wirelessly sense a position of at least a portion of the conductive material. The valve system is configured to determine at least one force applied to a portion of the valve system based at least partially on the position of the at least a portion of the conductive material. Methods of determining a force associated with a valve system include wirelessly sensing a position of at least a portion of the conductive material with the at least one inductance-to-digital converter (LDC) sensor and determining a force applied to a portion of the valve system based at least partially on the position of the at least a portion of the conductive material.

Inventor(s): John W. Whitesitt (Carrollton, TX), Shiblee S. M. Noman (Carrollton, TX) Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15423103 on 02/02/2017 (929 days app to issue)

Abstract: One aspect of this disclosure provides a finger baffle for a heating furnace. This embodiment includes an elongated support plate having a length, and at least one finger baffle extending outwardly and in a vertically oriented direction from the elongated support plate. The at least one finger baffle has a width that extends along the length of the elongated support plate. The finger baffle may be employed in a high-efficiency gas furnace.

[F24H] FLUID HEATERS, e.g. WATER OR AIR HEATERS, HAVING HEAT-GENERATING MEANS, IN GENERAL (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials C09K 5/00; tube furnaces for thermal non-catalytic cracking C10G 9/20; devices, e.g. valves, for venting and aerating enclosures F16K 24/00; steam traps or like apparatus F16T; steam generation F22; combustion apparatus F23; domestic stoves or ranges F24B, F24C; domestic- or space-heating systems F24D; furnaces, kilns, ovens, retorts F27; heat-exchangers F28; electric heating elements or arrangements H05B)

Inventor(s): Eric Perez (Hickory Creek, TX), Herman Marcus Thomas (Carrollton, TX), Justin McKie (Dallas, TX), Steve Schneider (Carrollton, TX) Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15708530 on 09/19/2017 (700 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of defrosting an energy recovery ventilator unit. The method comprises defrosting an energy recovery ventilator unit. The method comprises activating a defrost process of an enthalpy-exchange zone of the energy recovery ventilator unit when an air-flow blockage in the enthalpy-exchange zone coincides with a frost threshold in the ambient environment surrounding the energy recovery ventilator unit. The method also comprises terminating the defrost process when a heat transfer efficiency across the enthalpy-exchange zone returns to within 10 percent of a pre-frosting heat transfer efficiency wherein, the heat transfer efficiency is proportional to a temperature difference between an intake air zone of the energy recovery ventilator and a supply air zone of the energy recovery ventilator divided by a temperature difference between an return air zone of the energy recovery ventilator and the intake air zone.

[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)

Efficient distribution of heating, ventilation and air conditioning functionality Patent No. 10386088 

Inventor(s): Daniel A. Castillo (Dallas, TX), Jayprakash Charavda (Irving, TX), Nguyen T. Ho (Highland Village, TX), Sunil K. Khiani (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Lennox Industries, Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16197537 on 11/21/2018 (272 days app to issue)

Abstract: A control unit for controlling an HVAC network that includes a first interface operable to facilitate communications with a plurality of HVAC units and a second interface operable to facilitate communication with an interactive display. The control unit further includes a system clock, a Wi-Fi module, a universal settings database, and a processor. The processor is configured to connect to the communications network using the Wi-Fi module, to detect a sibling control unit over the communications network, and to receive a sibling control unit time for the sibling control unit. The processor is further configured to determine that the control unit time is synchronized with the sibling control unit time, to generate a setting update that includes values for one or more settings, and to transmit the setting update to the sibling control unit.

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

Method and apparatus for re-heat dehumidification utilizing a variable speed compressor system Patent No. 10386089 

Inventor(s): Derek Phillips (Carrollton, TX), Rakesh Goel (Irving, TX) Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15044243 on 02/16/2016 (1281 days app to issue)

Abstract: A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for regulating humidity of an enclosed space. The HVAC system includes an evaporator coil. A metering device is fluidly coupled to the evaporator coil. A variable-speed compressor is fluidly coupled to the condenser coil and the evaporator coil and a controller is operatively coupled to the variable-speed compressor. A humidity sensor is operatively coupled to the controller and exposed to the enclosed space. Responsive to a determination that the relative humidity of the enclosed space exceeds the maximum humidity threshold, the controller adjusts a speed of the variable-speed compressor to increase latent capacity of the HVAC system. Responsive to a determination that the relative humidity of the enclosed space falls below the minimum humidity threshold, the controller adjusts a speed of the variable-speed compressor to decrease latent capacity of the HVAC system.

[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): 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: 15451098 on 03/06/2017 (897 days app to issue)

Abstract: A landing detection system for a landing gear assembly of an aircraft may comprise a moveable member mechanically coupled between an aircraft wheel and a strut piston, wherein the moveable member is in communication with a strut chamber pressure of the landing gear assembly, wherein the moveable member moves relative to the strut piston in response to a first force applied to the aircraft wheel and the strut piston strokes in response to a second force applied to the aircraft wheel.

[G01P] MEASURING LINEAR OR ANGULAR SPEED, ACCELERATION, DECELERATION OR SHOCK; INDICATING PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF MOVEMENT; INDICATING DIRECTION OF MOVEMENT (measuring angular rate using gyroscopic effects G01C 19/00; combined measuring devices for measuring two or more variables of movement G01C 23/00; measuring velocity of sound G01H 5/00; measuring velocity of light G01J 7/00; determining direction or velocity of solid objects by reflection or reradiation of radio or other waves and based on propagation effects, e.g. Doppler effect, propagation time or direction of propagation, G01S; measuring speed of nuclear radiation G01T)

Inventor(s): Ashwin Ramachandran (Bangalore, , IN) Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 14860242 on 09/21/2015 (1429 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure provides a circuit that includes an analog control block, and a plurality of temperature sensors coupled to the analog control block. At least one temperature sensor of the plurality of temperature sensors includes a first transistor coupled to a first current source. A second transistor is coupled to a second current source and to the first transistor. The analog control block measures a local temperature from a first potential generated across the first transistor and from a second potential generated across the second transistor.

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

Inventor(s): Ira Oaktree Wygant (Palo Alto, CA), Mohammad Hadi Motieian Najar (Santa Clara, CA) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15365214 on 11/30/2016 (993 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus to calibrate micro-electromechanical systems are disclosed. An example pressure sensor calibration apparatus includes a mechanical lift to move a pressure sensor between a first height, a second height, and a third height; one or more sensors to measure first pressure and capacitance values at the first height, second pressure and capacitance values at the second height, and third pressure and capacitance values obtained at the third height; and a calibrator to determine calibration coefficient values to calibrate the pressure sensor based on the first pressure and capacitance values obtained at the first height, the second pressure and capacitance values at the second height, and the third pressure and capacitance values obtained at the third height.

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

System for magnetic burst testing of large electric motors with portable tester powered by a domestic wall outlet Patent No. 10386416 

Inventor(s): Craig Powers (Fort Collins, CO) Assignee(s): AVO MULTI-AMP CORPORATION (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: EIP US LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15849775 on 12/21/2017 (607 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for magnetic/impedance burst testing of large electric motors to determine broken rotor bar defect. The system being a portable tester and includes a Signal Processor, a single-phase power source VAC, an AC/DC boost converter connected to the power source, at least one energy storage device connected to the AC to DC boost converter, a Pulse Width Modulated drive module (PWM) connected to the at least one energy storage device, and a series of at least three switches (IPM) using switch/level boost-type PWM rectification. The burst test is repeated until a full rotation of magnetic angles are tested and recorded with the Signal Processor. Rotor impedance versus magnetic angle of the full rotation is verified in order to check for failure, and broken rotor bar defect is determined when a shift in measured stator”s impedance/admittance level for any of the given magnetic angles is identified by the Signal Processor.

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

Inventor(s): Duane Scott Dewald (Plano, TX), Nathan Wainwright (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation (San Francisco, CA) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15540980 on 12/23/2015 (1336 days app to issue)

Abstract: Projection systems and/or methods for efficient use of light by recycling a portion of the light energy for future use are disclosed. In one embodiment, a projection display system is disclosed comprising a light source; an integrating rod that receives light from said light source at a proximal end that comprise a reflective surface which may reflecting/recycle light down said integrating rod; of reflecting light down said integrating rod; a relay optical system, said relay optical system further comprising optical elements that are capable of moving the focal plane of the projector display system; and a modulator comprising at least one moveable mirror that reflects light received from the integrating rod in either a projection direction or a light recycling direction.

[G03B] APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OR FOR PROJECTING OR VIEWING THEM; APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS EMPLOYING ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR (optical parts of such apparatus G02B; photosensitive materials or processes for photographic purposes G03C; apparatus for processing exposed photographic materials G03D) [4]

Inventor(s): Jackie Dale Springer, Jr. (Colleyville, TX) Assignee(s): Malibu Boats, LLC (Loudon, TN) Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15893517 on 02/09/2018 (557 days app to issue)

Abstract: An adjustable surf wake system can enhance a wake formed by a watercraft travelling through water. A rider control device can enable a rider to control the wake of the watercraft while riding the wake, such as for wake surfing. The rider can adjust the speed of the watercraft, can adjust the height of the wake, and/or can change the watercraft between a surf-left configuration and a surf-right configuration. The rider control device can include a position sensor. A drone can position a camera based on the position sensor of the rider control device for filming the rider.

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

Inventor(s): Robert Earl Worsham, II (Weatherford, TX) Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15477944 on 04/03/2017 (869 days app to issue)

Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a method of operating a rotorcraft includes operating the rotorcraft in a position hold mode by determining whether GPS position data is usable, receiving a position of the rotorcraft from a GPS sensor, determining a position error based on received GPS position data and a held position when the GPS position data is usable, determining the position error based on a rotorcraft velocity when the GPS position data is not usable, and transmitting an actuator command based on the determined position error.

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

Inventor(s): Christopher Mike Bothwell (Grapevine, TX), Jillian Samantha Alfred (Ft. Worth, TX), Mark Wasikowski (Keller, TX), Marko Vuga (Arlington, TX), Matthew Hendricks (Grand Prairie, TX), Michael Reaugh Smith (Colleyville, TX), Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15594393 on 05/12/2017 (830 days app to issue)

Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a method of operating a rotorcraft includes receiving a measured yaw rate from a yaw rate sensor or a measured lateral acceleration from a lateral acceleration sensor of the rotorcraft, filtering the measured yaw rate or the measured lateral acceleration using a filter to form a filtered measured yaw rate or a filtered measured lateral acceleration, and regulating a yaw rate or a lateral acceleration of the rotorcraft based on the measured yaw rate or the measured lateral acceleration. The filter includes a bandpass characteristic or a notch characteristic, and the filtering is configured to reduce lateral vibrations caused by airflow in a tail section of the rotorcraft.

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

Inventor(s): Md. Abidur Rahman (Richardson, TX), Sualp Aras (Dallas, TX), Tri Cao Nguyen (Garland, TX) Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15231472 on 08/08/2016 (1107 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit protective system. The system has: (i) an input for sensing an operational voltage responsive to a current flowing through a transistor; (ii) circuitry for applying a forced voltage at the input; (iii) voltage-to-current conversion circuitry for outputting a reference current in response to the forced voltage at the input; (iv) circuitry for providing a reference trim current in response to a trim indicator; and (v) comparison circuitry for outputting a limit signal in response to a comparison of the reference current and the reference trim current.

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

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX), Gary L. Howe (Plano, TX), Thanh K. Mai (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID) Law Firm: Brooks, Cameron Huebsch, PLLC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15189900 on 06/22/2016 (1154 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure includes apparatuses and methods to transfer data between banks of memory cells. An example includes a plurality of banks of memory cells and a controller coupled to the plurality of subarrays configured to cause transfer of data between the plurality of banks of memory cells via internal data path operations.

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

Inventor(s): Jimmie Paul Partee (Double Oak, TX) Assignee(s): FEDEX SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS ELECTRONICS, INC. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 13587609 on 08/16/2012 (2560 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for flashing an electronic device. An electronic device is received for remote flashing. The electronic device is in direct communication with a remote device. The identifying information is received for the electronic device. User instructions associated with the electronic device are displayed for flashing the electronic device. The electronic device is flashed in response to the identifying information.

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

Inventor(s): Ram Viswanathan (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY) Law Firm: Garg Law Firm, PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15256867 on 09/06/2016 (1078 days app to issue)

Abstract: An analysis of a mobile app is performed to determine each UI configuration in a set of UI configurations that is reachable in a possible use of the mobile app. A set of elements is detected that is used in the mobile app relative to a selected UI configuration from the set. A function performed by a selected element relative to the selected UI configuration is analyzed and matched with a function identified in a hierarchy of elements. The hierarchy is applicable to several mobile apps. A category of the function identified in the hierarchy is assigned to the selected element. The category and a numerosity of occurrences of the selected element in the mobile app are output in a blueprint of the mobile app.

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

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC) Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15497917 on 04/26/2017 (846 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for machine learning task compartmentalization and classification are disclosed. An example method comprises receiving, from a first computing device, user defined parameters associated with at least one user, receiving, from a second computing device different from the first computing device, auxiliary data associated with the at least one user, generating, by a third computing device, at least one work profile based on the received user defined parameters and auxiliary data, and determining, by the third computing device, an affinity between a task component and the generated at least one work profile.

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

System and method for providing additional functionality to existing software in an integrated manner Patent No. 10387220 

Inventor(s): Rashmi Hiremath (Allen, TX), Satish Gundabathula (Irving, TX), Sivakumar Chaturvedi (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): DAMAKA, INC. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15431046 on 02/13/2017 (918 days app to issue)

Abstract: An improved system and method are disclosed for improving functionality in software applications. In one example, the method includes a computing entity having a network interface, a processor, and a memory configured to store a plurality of instructions. The instructions include instructions for a superblock application having instructions for a function block included therein. The function block is configured to provide functions that are accessible to the superblock application via an application programming interface (API). The functions are provided within the superblock application itself and are accessible within the superblock application without switching context to another application on the computing entity.

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

Inventor(s): Patricia Foley (Alvarado, TX) Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY) Law Firm: Law Office of Jim Boice (Local + 690 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15477232 on 04/03/2017 (869 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented embodiment heals an information technology (IT) system. A cognitive computing hardware system receives an error history log that describes a history of past errors that have occurred in the IT system. The cognitive computing hardware system receives a listing of alternative IT systems that have been predetermined to have a same functionality as the IT system and that have a history of experiencing one or more errors currently being detected in the IT system. The cognitive computing hardware system receives a record of real-time events, which are external to the IT system and which impact a performance of the alternative IT systems. The cognitive computing hardware system generates a prioritized set of solutions to overcome the one or more errors currently being detected in the IT system, based on the error history log, the listing of alternative IT systems, and the record of real-time events.

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

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX), Gary L. Howe (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID) Law Firm: Brooks, Cameron Huebsch, PLLC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15214982 on 07/20/2016 (1126 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure includes apparatuses and methods related to shifting data. An example apparatus comprises a cache coupled to an array of memory cells and a controller. The controller is configured to perform a first operation beginning at a first address to transfer data from the array of memory cells to the cache, and perform a second operation concurrently with the first operation, the second operation beginning at a second address.

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

Inventor(s): David Flynn (Sandy, UT), Jonathan Thatcher (Liberty Lake, WA), Michael Zappe (Arvada, CO) Assignee(s): FIO Semiconductor Technologies, LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15228893 on 08/04/2016 (1111 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for managing a non-volatile storage medium. A storage controller receives a message that identifies data that no longer needs to be retained on the non-volatile storage medium. The data may be identified using a logical identifier. The message may comprise a hint, directive, or other indication that the data has been erased and/or deleted. In response to the message, the storage controller records an indication that the contents of a physical storage location and/or physical address associated with the logical identifier do not need to be preserved on the non-volatile storage medium.

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

Inventor(s): David Flynn (Sandy, UT), Jonathan Thatcher (Liberty Lake, WA), Michael Zappe (Arvada, CO) Assignee(s): FIO Semiconductor Technologies, LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15460126 on 03/15/2017 (888 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for managing a non-volatile storage medium. A storage controller receives a message that identifies data that no longer needs to be retained on the non-volatile storage medium. The data may be identified using a logical identifier. The message may comprise a hint, directive, or other indication that the data has been erased and/or deleted. In response to the message, the storage controller records an indication that the contents of a physical storage location and/or physical address associated with the logical identifier do not need to be preserved on the non-volatile storage medium.

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

USB port controller with automatic transmit retries and receive acknowledgements Patent No. 10387345 

Inventor(s): Deric Wayne Waters (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15729751 on 10/11/2017 (678 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described examples include USB controllers and methods of interfacing a host processor with one or more USB ports with the host processor implementing an upper protocol layer and a policy engine for negotiating USB power delivery parameters, in which the USB controller includes a logic circuit implementing a lower protocol layer to provide automatic outgoing data transmission retries independent of the upper protocol layer of the host processor. The controller logic circuit further implements automatic incoming data packet validity verification and acknowledgment independent of the upper protocol layer of the host processor.

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

Inventor(s): Dheera Balasubramanian (Richardson, TX), Joseph Zbiciak (San Jose, CA), Sureshkumar Govindaraj (Irving, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16155047 on 10/09/2018 (315 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multilayer butterfly network is shown that is operable to transform and align a plurality of fields from an input to an output data stream. Many transformations are possible with such a network which may include separate control of each multiplexer. This invention supports a limited set of multiplexer control signals, which enables a similarly limited set of data transformations. This limited capability is offset by the reduced complexity of the multiplexor control circuits. This invention used precalculated inputs and simple combinatorial logic to generate control signals for the butterfly network. Controls are independent for each layer and therefore are dependent only on the input and output patterns. Controls for the layers can be calculated in parallel.

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

Inventor(s): Alan Gatherer (Richardson, TX), Alex Elisa Chandra (Plano, TX), Fang Yu (San Jose, CA), Lee Dobson McFearin (Plano, TX), Peter Yan (Frisco, TX) Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15097091 on 04/12/2016 (1225 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is method for operating an interposer that includes assigning a binary port weight to a plurality of input ports of the interposer. The sum of all of the port weights is less than or equal to a number of traversals available to the interposer in a cycle. A traversal counter is set zero at the beginning of each cycle. The output of the traversal counter is a binary number of m bits. A mask is generated when a bit of the traversal counter transitions from a zero to a one. The mask is generated having the mk+1 bit of the mask equal to one and all other bits of the mask equal to zero. Data is transmitted from each port when both the binary port weight and the mask have a one in the same bit position.

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

Inventor(s): Amit Agarwal (Bangalore, , IN), Rajeev Karri (Bangalore, , IN), Siddarth Wardhan (Bangalore, , IN) Assignee(s): o9 Solutions, Inc. (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 13673963 on 11/09/2012 (2475 days app to issue)

Abstract: A proposed modification to a record of a base data structure is identified, the records of the base data structure sorted by primary key. A type of modification of the proposed modification is identified. A record is added to a differential data structure of the type, the differential data structure record describing the proposed modification. A record is added to a delta data structure sorted by the primary key, the delta data structure record including the primary key value of the record, the type of the proposed modification, and a pointer to the record added to the differential data structure. Data can be fetched using the delta data structure to apply modifications to a set of records requested in the fetch and generate a modified set of records to be returned in a response to the request.

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

Generic data staging and loading using enhanced metadata and associated method Patent No. 10387440 

Inventor(s): Rubesh Mehta (Irving, TX) Assignee(s): JDA Software Group, Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ) Law Firm: Spencer Fane LLP (4 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 12056555 on 03/27/2008 (4163 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for providing data staging and loading through a master data management (MDM) system coupled with one or more business entities. The system is operable to invoke batch data loading of data associated with one or more source systems associated with the one or more business entities, into an input staging area. The system is further operable to load the data from the input staging area into a master repository and subsequently load the data from the master repository into an output staging area.

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

Inventor(s): Murali Sampath (Flower Mound, TX) Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC) Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15598079 on 05/17/2017 (825 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, computer products, and methods are described herein for improved authentication utilizing two factor authentication of a user. The two factors include a verified identification and a liveness identification. The verified identification may be a governmental verified identification, and the liveness identification may be a video of the user. The user may capture the verified identification and the liveness identification using the user”s mobile device. The organization may authenticate the user by identifying the user from the verified identification image and identifying that the user is active by identifying movement from the liveness identification image. Additional authentication may include requiring and/or identifying an identifier from the liveness identification image (e.g., movement, object, characters, or the like), and/or capture image data related to a time or a location at which the images were captured.

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

Inventor(s): Howard M. Getson (Coppell, TX), Robert Jump (Cincinnati, OH), Sean Vallie (Lantana, TX), Wincenty Borodziewicz (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Capitalogix IP Owner, LLC (Coppell, TX) Law Firm: Carr Ferrell LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15400823 on 01/06/2017 (956 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided herein are exemplary systems and methods including the generation of a superior strategy for deployment to real time actual conditions with dynamic feedback to the secure intelligent networked architecture in order for adjustments to be made to the strategy being deployed to the real time actual conditions and the learned generation of subsequent strategies.

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

Inventor(s): Haydar Bilhan (Dallas, TX), Siva Srinivas Kothamasu (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15493973 on 04/21/2017 (851 days app to issue)

Abstract: This invention is an SOC with an integrated single rail power supply that interfaces with the host controller and dynamically changes the host interface supply to 3.3 volts or 1.8 volts based on the sensed card speed grade. The SOC initially selects 3.3 volts to supply to the memory card. The SOC communicates with memory card vis input/output circuits to determine a memory type. The controller selects a 3.3 volt or 1.8 volt supply for the memory card based upon the determination. The SOC powers the input/output circuits at the same supply voltage as the memory card. This invention employs 1.8 volt transistors in the input/output circuits using a bias voltage to protect these transistor from the full 3.3 volt power when the memory card is powered to 3.3 volts.

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

System and method for using a video monitoring system to prevent and manage decubitus ulcers in patients Patent No. 10387720 

Inventor(s): Kyle Brook Johnson (Plano, TX), Matthew Cameron Clark (Frisco, TX), Richard Craig Kuether (The Colony, TX), Stephen Ecker (The Colony, TX), Steven Gail Johnson (Highland Village, TX) Assignee(s): CareView Communications, Inc. (Lewisville, TX) Law Firm: Meister Seelig Fein LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14188396 on 02/24/2014 (2003 days app to issue)

Abstract: A video monitoring system captures image frames of a patient in various positions. The captured image frames are analyzed by the system for changes in a patient”s position or movement, frames in which the system detects one or both of patient movement and repositioning are retained. The system analyzes an area of interest within each image frame that corresponds to an area in the camera”s view field with the patient. Sequential image frames are compared for motion, only frames without motion, where the patient is still, are analyzed.

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

System and methodologies for occupant monitoring utilizing digital neuromorphic (NM) data and fovea tracking Patent No. 10387725 

Inventor(s): Edmund Dawes Zink (McKinney, TX) Assignee(s): Audi AG (, , DE), Porsche AG (, , DE), Volkswagen AG (, , DE) Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16280462 on 02/20/2019 (181 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and methodologies for neuromorphic vision simulate conventional analog NM system functionality and generate digital NM image data that facilitate improved object detection, classification, and tracking so as to detect and predict movement of a vehicle occupant.

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

Inventor(s): Edmund Dawes Zink (McKinney, TX) Assignee(s): Audi AG (, , DE), Porsche AG (, , DE), Volkswagen AG (, , DE) Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16194462 on 11/19/2018 (274 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and methodologies for neuromorphic vision simulate conventional analog NM system functionality and generate digital NM image data that facilitate improved object detection, classification, and tracking.

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

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: 15050316 on 02/22/2016 (1275 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, computer program products, and methods are described herein for a system for using the block chain distributed network for managing transaction history of unbanked and underbanked users in a process data network. The present invention is configured to electronically receive an indication from a computing system associated with a first user that the first user has executed a transfer of resources with a second user; retrieve information associated with the transfer of resources from the first user; retrieve information associated with a block chain of user information associated with the first user; transmit a notification to a computing system associated with the second user to validate the transfer of resources; receive an input from the second user validating the transfer of resources; and update the block chain of user information with the validated transfer of resources based on at least receiving the input from the second user.

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

Inventor(s): Lisette Mendez (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Lyft, Inc. (San Francisco, CA) Law Firm: FisherBroyles LLP (Local + 20 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 14518775 on 10/20/2014 (1765 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention comprises a method and apparatus for determining compliance of at least one financial control. Specifically, the method comprises obtaining the at least one financial control where the at least one financial control is associated with at least one revenue generation process, selecting at least a portion of sample data associated with the at least one financial control, generating at least one test result by testing the at least one financial control using the at least a portion of the sample data, and determining at least one maturity level associated with the at least one financial control according to the at least one test result, the at least one maturity level for determining compliance of the at least one financial control with at least one regulation.

[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): Mohammed Salman Farshori (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): ATT Mobility II LLC (Atlanta, GA) Law Firm: Hartman Citrin LLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14481209 on 09/09/2014 (1806 days app to issue)

Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for providing augmented reality shopping displays. A processor can execute a shopping service. The processor can receive a request for display data. The processor can analyze shopping data to identify data sources, the shopping data can include user data associated with the requestor, and the data sources can include an offer source. The processor can obtain collected data from the data sources identified, the collected data including an offer. The processor can generate display data based upon the collected data and the shopping data, and provide the display data to a user device. The display data can identify the offer.

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

System and method for lane merge sequencing in drive-thru restaurant applications Patent No. 10387945 

Inventor(s): Aaron M. Burry (Ontario, NY), Orhan Bulan (Webster, NY), Peter Paul (Penfield, NY) Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services, LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Gibb Riley, LLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15146948 on 05/05/2016 (1202 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to exemplary methods, automated image processing of images from order locations of a multi-lane drive-thru system is continually performed using an automated ordering system. It is automatically determined if a vehicle is present at any of the order locations based on the automated image processing. It is automatically determined if an order has been initiated into the automated ordering system. When the order has been initiated while the vehicle is present at any of the order locations, an automated sequencing processing is automatically begun. The automated sequencing processing determines an order pick-up sequence for picking up orders at pickup windows of the multi-lane drive-thru system. When the order has been initiated while the vehicle is not present at any of the order locations, a potential out-of-sequence warning is automatically associated with the order and output from the automated ordering system.

[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): Sripriya Sundararaman (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Bloomington, IL) Law Firm: Hovey Williams LLP (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15403376 on 01/11/2017 (951 days app to issue)

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

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

Systems and methods for generating vehicle insurance policy data based on empirical vehicle related data Patent No. 10387967 

Inventor(s): Christopher E. Gay (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Bloomington, IL) Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15824311 on 11/28/2017 (630 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a computer implemented system and method for automatically generating insurance policy related data. The system and method may determine a vehicle operator and generate empirical vehicle operator identity data. The system and method may further acquire empirical vehicle operation data related to the actual vehicle operator, and correlate the empirical vehicle operator identity data and the empirical vehicle operation data to generate vehicle insurance policy related data. The system and method may further include processing one or more insurance options, including underwriting and pricing, based at least in part on the vehicle insurance policy related data.

[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): Robert B. Uselton (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Lennox Industries, Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 13269246 on 10/07/2011 (2874 days app to issue)

Abstract: A distributed renewable energy system includes a renewable energy generating module having an array of renewable energy generators connected to a population of distributed power inverters. The distributed renewable energy system also includes a distributed energy metering module having a data aggregating unit that receives output energy data from the population of distributed power inverters and a data processing unit that calculates a revenue grade output energy from the output energy data based on a tolerance probability characteristic of the output energy data. The distributed renewable energy system additionally includes a distributed energy reporting module that reports the revenue grade output energy. A method of measuring distributed renewable energy is also 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]

System for embedding searchable information, encryption, signing operation, transmission, storage and retrieval Patent No. 10387986 

Inventor(s): Frederick J. Murphy (Falmouth, MA), Michael F. Malone (McKinney, TX) Assignee(s): MYPORT IP, INC. (McKinney, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15925988 on 03/20/2018 (518 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cell phone is disclosed for acquiring information to be transmitted to a receiving facility and for transmitting such thereto. A capture device captures information from an external source. A processor is provided for associating with the captured information a representation of the date and time of the capture of the information, such that the representation of the date and time information in association with the captured information forms augmented captured information. The processor also places the augmented captured information in association with subscriber information in a transmission of the augmented captured information to a receiving facility requiring such subscriber information. A transmitter transmits the transmission including the augmented captured information and the subscriber information to the receiving facility. An encryptor encrypts the augmented captured information with a symmetrical encryption algorithm to provide encrypted augmented captured information in the transmission with the subscriber information.

Inventor(s): Guofang Jiao (San Diego, CA) Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15688444 on 08/28/2017 (722 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided a method that includes: determining a block size according to capabilities of a processor; dividing a first view into a plurality of first pixel blocks having the block size and a second view into a plurality of second pixel blocks having the block size; rasterizing a primitive object to produce a subset of the first pixel blocks for the first view and a subset of the second pixel blocks for the second view; and rendering the subsets of the first and second pixel blocks produced for the primitive object to produce a first image for the first view and a second image for the second view, where the rendering is interleaved between the subsets of the first and second pixel blocks occupied by the primitive object in the first and second views.

Methods and systems for light field augmented reality/virtual reality on mobile devices Patent No. 10388069 

Inventor(s): Bennett Wilburn (San Jose, CA), Jinwei Gu (Princeton, NJ), Wei Jiang (Princeton, NJ) Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14848759 on 09/09/2015 (1441 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described that enable augmented or virtual reality based on a light field. A geometric proxy of a mobile device such as a smart phone is used during the process of inserting a virtual object from the light field into the real world images being acquired. For example, a mobile device includes a processor and a camera coupled to the processor. The processor is configured to define a view-dependent geometric proxy, record images with the camera to produce recorded frames and, based on the view-dependent geometric proxy, render the recorded frames with an inserted light field virtual object.

Inventor(s): Janki Y. Vora (Dallas, TX), Tassanee K. Supakkul (Euless, TX) Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY) Law Firm: Law Office of Jim Boice (Local + 690 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16131506 on 09/14/2018 (340 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, system, and/or computer program product improve a function of a computer used to make a seat in a venue available to a user. One or more processors retrieve a user profile of a user that is requesting a seat in a venue, where the user profile describes a personal interest of the user. The processor(s) identify another person that shares the personal interest of the user, where the other person is currently seated at a first seat at the venue. The processor(s) identify an unoccupied second seat in proximity to the first seat.

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

Inventor(s): Benjamin Liss (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Press Play Inc. (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Muskin and Farmer LLC (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 16292235 on 03/04/2019 (169 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer readable storage to implement a slot machine game which has a non-skill main game component (spinning reels) and a skill bonus round. The skill bonus round can be triggered randomly based on an individual player”s own bonus round trigger probability. Each player”s bonus round trigger probability is adjusted in order to offset the player”s own skill in comparison to the skill of the other players on the platform.

Inventor(s): William Y. Hall (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): ULTRAVISION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15962572 on 04/25/2018 (482 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to integrated modular LED display devices. In one embodiment, a modular LED display devices comprises a plastic housing with an outer surface exposed to an external environment. The modular LED display device is configured to display images using an array of pixels attached to a front side of a printed circuit board attached to the plastic housing. The modular LED display device includes a circuit for controlling a plurality of LEDs, the circuit being attached to the opposite second side of the printed circuit board. The first side of the printed circuit board is sealed to be waterproof by an overlying compound. The modular LED display device further includes a power supply including a power converter for converting alternating current (AC) power to direct current (DC) power. The modular LED display device is configured to be exposed to the external environment without additional enclosures.

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

Inventor(s): Jiafeng Zhu (San Ramon, CA), Masood Mortazavi (San Jose, CA), Xiaogang Zhu (San Jose, CA) Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15944532 on 04/03/2018 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a storage and transfer apparatus for mass transfer of a plurality of data discs to trays of a plurality stacked disc drives. The storage and transfer apparatus may store a plurality of discs with the disc hold pins retracted and the telescopic sections collapsed over each other. In such a configuration, the stored discs may lie in contact with each other. The storage and transfer apparatus may transfer the plurality of discs to the trays of the plurality of stacked disc drives with the discs holding pins extended and the telescopic sections extended relative to each other.

[G11B] INFORMATION STORAGE BASED ON RELATIVE MOVEMENT BETWEEN RECORD CARRIER AND TRANSDUCER (recording measured values in a way that does not require playback through a transducer G01D 9/00; recording or playback apparatus using mechanically marked tape, e.g. punched paper tape, or using unit records, e.g. punched or magnetically marked cards G06K; transferring data from one type of record carrier to another G06K 1/18; circuits for coupling output of reproducer to radio receiver H04B 1/20; gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers or circuits therefor H04R)

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Penney (Wylie, TX), Harish N. Venkata (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID) Law Firm: Brooks, Cameron Huebsch, PLLC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15797759 on 10/30/2017 (659 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure includes apparatuses and methods related to selectively performing logical operations. An example apparatus comprises sensing circuitry including a sense amplifier and a compute component. A controller is coupled to sensing circuitry and is configured to cause storing of an indication of whether a logical operation is to be selectively performed between an operand stored in the sensing circuitry and an operand stored in the sense amplifier.

[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): Xiying Costa (San Jose, CA) Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX) Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16360392 on 03/21/2019 (152 days app to issue)

Abstract: Sensing in non-volatile memory is performed using bias conditions that are dependent on the position of a selected memory cell within a group of non-volatile memory cells. During sensing, a selected memory cell receives a reference voltage while the remaining memory cells receive a read or verify pass voltage. For at least a subset of the unselected memory cells, the pass voltage that is applied is dependent upon the position of the selected memory cell in the group. As programming progresses from a memory cell at a first end of a NAND string toward a memory cell at a second end of the NAND string, for example, the pass voltage for at least a subset of the unselected memory cells that have already been subjected to programming may be increased. This technique may reduce the effects of an increased channel resistance that occurs as more memory cells are programmed.

[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): Aishwarya Dubey (Plano, TX), Eldad Falik (Plano, TX), Peter Aberl (Kranzberg, , DE), Rajat Sagar (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15482729 on 04/08/2017 (864 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device is provided that includes a processor, a flash memory configured to store error correcting code (ECC) blocks for execution in place (XIP) processing by the processor, wherein an ECC block includes a data block and an ECC code for the data block, a flash interface controller coupled to the flash memory, and an error correcting code (ECC) engine coupled between the processor and the flash interface controller, wherein the ECC engine is configured to receive a read command for the flash memory from the processor, to translate a read address to an ECC block address, to read the ECC block at the ECC block address from the flash memory via the flash interface controller, and to verify the ECC code in the read ECC block.

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

Methods and systems for secure transmission and reception of data between a mobile device and a central computer system Patent No. 10388408 

Inventor(s): Andres Gutierrez Ovalles (Dallas, TX), Federico Osorio (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): MD Cloud Practice Solutions, L.L.C. (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 14879248 on 10/09/2015 (1411 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems provide secure data transmission from a mobile device to a central computer system over a communication network. The method includes executing a first computer program in the mobile device and allocating by the first computer program a volatile memory space in the mobile device for a defined session. The method includes storing data in the allocated volatile memory space. The method includes transmitting the stored data to the central computer using a secure transmission protocol over the communication network. The method includes de-allocating by the first computer program the volatile memory space at the termination of the session. The de-allocation erases the transmitted data from the volatile memory space.

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

Inventor(s): Balamurugan Subramanian (Plano, TX), Dale Ohmart (Sugar Land, TX), Renato Heracleo Orduna Leano (Baguio, , PH), Ronald Jay V. Peralta (Baguio, , PH), Sonny Evangelista Dipasupil (Baguio, , PH) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 14951585 on 11/25/2015 (1364 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method to detect pick and place indexing errors on each manufacturing batch (lot) of semiconductor wafer processed during a die attach process using a preselected skeleton of check die. The known locations of the check skeleton die are verified during picking of die from the wafer. If the check skeleton cannot be correctly verified at the known locations, then a pick error is indicated. The embodiments may be implemented on existing die attach equipment.

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

Barrier modulated cell structures with intrinsic vertical bit line architecture Patent No. 10388870 

Inventor(s): Christopher Petti (Mountain View, CA), Perumal Ratnam (Fremont, CA), Tanmay Kumar (Pleasanton, CA) Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX) Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15793247 on 10/25/2017 (664 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing leakage currents through unselected memory cells of a memory array including setting an adjustable resistance bit line structure connected to the unselected memory cells into a high resistance state or a non-conducting state during a memory operation are described. The adjustable resistance bit line structure may comprise a bit line structure in which the resistance of an intrinsic (or near intrinsic) polysilicon portion of the bit line structure may be adjusted via an application of a voltage to a select gate portion of the bit line structure that is electrically isolated from the intrinsic polysilicon portion (e.g., via an oxide layer between the intrinsic polysilicon portion and the select gate portion). The memory cells may comprise a first conductive metal oxide (e.g., titanium oxide) that abuts a second conductive metal oxide (e.g., aluminum oxide) that abuts a layer of amorphous silicon.

[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)

Content disposition system and method for processing message content in a distributed environment Patent No. 10389763 

Inventor(s): Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker (Keller, TX) Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA) Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15231367 on 08/08/2016 (1107 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a wireless mobile User Equipment (UE) device comprises a message generator configured to send a SIP request message via a first IP network and a processor configured to process a SIP response message received from a network node via the first IP network, the processor further configured to process instructions to provide a treatment for at least one message body content of the SIP response message based on a value of a content type indicator independent of at least one of an absence of a content disposition indicator, a content disposition indicator without a value and a content disposition indicator having a value. The treatment, applied by the UE device, may comprise one of: (i) performing an Emergency Services (ES) call effectuated via a CS network and (ii) performing a registration and an ES call effectuated via an IP network.

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

Inventor(s): Leonardo E. Reiter (Allen, TX), Robert L. Sherrard (McKinney, TX), Stephen M. Hebert (Houston, TX) Assignee(s): NIMBIX, INC. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Jackson Walker LLP (Local + 3 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15682011 on 08/21/2017 (729 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, system, and computer-readable storage medium for a reconfigurable computing system are disclosed. One method involves configuring one or more computing resources (selected according to a workflow that specifies an application to be executed) of a computing node and executing, using the one or more computing resources, at least a portion of an application at the computing node. At least one of the one or more computing resources is a reconfigurable logic device, and the configuring, at least in part, configures the reconfigurable logic device according to a configuration script of the workflow. The executing comprises performing one or more operations. The one or more operations are performed by the reconfigurable logic device. The reconfigurable logic device is configured to perform the one or more operations by virtue of having been configured according to the configuration script.

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

Inventor(s): Minya Liang (McKinney, TX) Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX) Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16026852 on 07/03/2018 (413 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems for multiple channel authentication are described. In one embodiment, a request for an interaction is initiated from within a mobile application. The request may include authentication information and contextual information relating to a current exchange between the mobile application and an organization. The user may be authenticated with the authentication information and the request may be routed to a representative based on the contextual information to continue the exchange.

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

Inventor(s): Cherry Lyn Marquez Aranas (Mabalacat Pampanga, , PH), Jeniffer Viera Otero (Baguio, , PH), Mark Daniel Pabalate Minoc (Naic Cavite, , PH), Randy Collo Ramos (Baguio, , PH), Russel Rosales Borreo (Mabalacat, , PH) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15089953 on 04/04/2016 (1233 days app to issue)

Abstract: A backgrind (BG) tape includes an adhesive material having a thinner tape region with a first thickness having an area sized to accommodate a substrate therein including an active semiconductor top side surface including a plurality of chips each including at least one transistor and at least one metallization level with bond pads connected to nodes of the transistor and bumps on or coupled to the bond pads. The BG tape also includes a thicker tape region along at least a periphery of the BG tape having a second thickness that is greater than the first thickness.

[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): Adam Youngberg (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA) Law Firm: Troutman Sanders LLP (9 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16177299 on 10/31/2018 (293 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for performing de-duplication of findings includes a non-transitory computer readable medium and a processor. The non-transitory computer readable medium stores normalized findings of application code performed by at least one software security analysis tool. Each normalized finding is identifiable by a fingerprint. The processor receives a first finding in a first vendor-provided format from a first software security analysis tool that performs a scan of application code. The processor receives a second finding in a second vendor-provided format from a second software security analysis tool. The processor normalizes the findings to a standardized taxonomy. The processor determines a first fingerprint and a second fingerprint that respectively identify the normalized first and second findings. The processor determines any need to update the normalized first finding by comparing the normalized second finding with the normalized first finding after determining that the second fingerprint at least partially matches the first fingerprint.

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

Inventor(s): Daniel W. Engels (Colleyville, TX), Eric M. Smith (Carrollton, TX), Ross Mandel (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Vattaca, LLC (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14987977 on 01/05/2016 (1323 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for creating an authentication tag includes receiving, at an authentication server, tagging device data and item data from a tagging device, authenticating, by the authentication server, the tagging device using the tagging device data, generating an authentication tag, and sending, by the authentication server, the authentication tag to the electronic device. The tagging device is affixed to an item, and the authentication tag comprises a digital signature provided by the authentication server.

Illuminated switch or indicator with integral data communications device and fail sense function Patent No. 10388470 

Inventor(s): Craig Jay Coley (Burleson, TX), Morris Ray Humphreys (Saginaw, TX), Steven A. Edwards (North Richland Hills, TX) Assignee(s): Applied Avionics, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15675513 on 08/11/2017 (739 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft annunciator (illuminated switch or indicator) includes, within a housing sized to fit in the panel cutout for a single pushbutton aviation switch, a bus converter to interface with a multiplexed ARINC serial data bus, in order to monitor a remote item of equipment such as an ADS-B transponder. The annunciator is coupled by selected pins to receive data words from the multiplexed ARINC serial data bus. A watchdog timer is continuously reset by valid messages from the transponder, logically ORed with the power supply as well as external analog fault signals in order to generate an output controlling illumination of an FAA-mandated ”ADS-B FAIL” legend on the annunciator.

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

Inventor(s): Randal Leray Newby (Raymond, NH) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15711763 on 09/21/2017 (698 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some embodiments, a semiconductor wafer testing system comprises a first plate configured to couple to a probe head, the first plate including a first alignment feature, a biasing member, a stopper, and pins. The system also comprises a second plate configured to fasten to the first plate and including a second alignment feature configured to engage with the first alignment feature. The first and second alignment features are configured to align the pins with a test wafer positioned between the first and second plates. The biasing member and the stopper are configured to cooperate to regulate a pressure with which the test wafer contacts the pins when the second plate is fastened to the first plate.

[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): Ercan Mehmet Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Shailesh N. Joshi (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: 15885115 on 01/31/2018 (566 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cooling bond layer for a power electronics assembly is provided. The cooling bond layer includes a first end, a second end spaced apart from the first end, a metal matrix extending between the first end and the second end, and a plurality of micro-channels extending through the metal matrix from the first end to the second end. The plurality of micro-channels are configured for a cooling fluid to flow through and remove heat from the cooling bond layer. In some embodiments, the plurality of micro-channels are cylindrical shaped micro-channels. In such embodiments, the plurality of micro-channels may have a generally constant average inner diameter along a thickness of the cooling bond layer. In the alternative, the plurality of micro-channels may have a graded average inner diameter along a thickness of the cooling bond layer. In other embodiments, the plurality of micro-channels may have a wire mesh layered structure.

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

Electrostatic discharge protection devices including a field-induced switching element Patent No. 10388646 

Inventor(s): Christopher J. Petti (Mountain View, CA), Daniel Bedau (San Jose, CA), Derek Stewart (Livermore, CA), Michael Grobis (Campbell, CA) Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX) Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15996738 on 06/04/2018 (442 days app to issue)

Abstract: A surge protection device contains a first electrode, a second electrode electrically connected to electrical ground, and a field-induced switching component electrically contacting the first electrode and the second electrode. The field-induced switching component can include a correlated-electron material or a volatile conductive bridge.

[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): John H. Zhang (Altamont, NY) Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX) Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15939108 on 03/28/2018 (510 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vertical tunneling FET (TFET) provides low-power, high-speed switching performance for transistors having critical dimensions below 7 nm. The vertical TFET uses a gate-all-around (GAA) device architecture having a cylindrical structure that extends above the surface of a doped well formed in a silicon substrate. The cylindrical structure includes a lower drain region, a channel, and an upper source region, which are grown epitaxially from the doped well. The channel is made of intrinsic silicon, while the source and drain regions are doped in-situ. An annular gate surrounds the channel, capacitively controlling current flow through the channel from all sides. The source is electrically accessible via a front side contact, while the drain is accessed via a backside contact that provides low contact resistance and also serves as a heat sink. Reliability of vertical TFET integrated circuits is enhanced by coupling the vertical TFETs to electrostatic discharge (ESD) diodes.

[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]

Concurrent formation of memory openings and contact openings for a three-dimensional memory device Patent No. 10388666 

Inventor(s): James Kai (Santa Clara, CA), Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA), Murshed Chowdhury (Fremont, CA), Tong Zhang (Palo Alto, CA), Zhixin Cui (Yokkaichi, , JP) Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX) Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16020739 on 06/27/2018 (419 days app to issue)

Abstract: A first-tier structure including a first alternating stack of first insulating layers and first spacer material layers is formed over a substrate. First-tier memory openings and at least one type of first-tier contact openings can be formed simultaneously employing a same anisotropic etch process. The first-tier contact openings formed over stepped surfaces of the first alternating stack may extend through the first alternating stack, or may stop on the stepped surfaces. Sacrificial first-tier opening fill portions are formed in the first-tier openings, and a second-tier structure can be formed over the first-tier structure. Memory openings including volumes of the first-tier memory openings are formed through the multi-tier structure, and memory stack structures are formed in the memory openings. Various contact openings are formed through the multi-tier structure, and various contact via structures are formed in the contact openings.

[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): Qing Liu (Irvine, CA), Salih Muhsin Celik (Niskayuna, NY) Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX) Law Firm: Crowe Dunlevy (Local + 7 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16013095 on 06/20/2018 (426 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tunneling field effect transistor is formed from a fin of semiconductor material on a support substrate. The fin of semiconductor material includes a source region, a drain region and a channel region between the source region and drain region. A gate electrode straddles over the fin at the channel region. Sidewall spacers are provided on each side of the gate electrode. The source of the transistor is made from an epitaxial germanium content source region grown from the source region of the fin and doped with a first conductivity type. The drain of the transistor is made from an epitaxial silicon content drain region grown from the drain region of the fin and doped with a second conductivity type.

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

Power electronics assemblies having opticondistors and an embedded active cooling chip Patent No. 10388810 

Inventor(s): Ercan M Dede (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: 16017280 on 06/25/2018 (421 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power electronics assembly includes a cooling chip having a first subassembly and a second subassembly. The cooling chip includes a first metallization layer and a second metallization layer on a portion of a first surface of the cooling chip, an inlet through a second surface of the cooling chip opposite to the first surface, an outlet through the second surface, and one or more micro-channels extending between and fluidly coupled to the inlet and the outlet. The first subassembly includes a light source coupled to a first electrode and the first metallization layer, which provides a second electrode. The light source is configured to receive an electrical signal and operable to produce light in response to the electrical signal. The second subassembly includes one or more wide band gap semiconductor photonic cores acting as an electric switch positioned to receive the light produced by the light source.

[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): Raymond C. Sherry (Cleburne, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: Roger N. Chauza, PC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15801460 on 11/02/2017 (656 days app to issue)

Abstract: An AC/DC generation system that is mobile and can be easily moved from one location to another to provide the AC power and DC power requirements of the user. The electrical power generators are processor controlled and can be configured to maximize the efficiency of the system, as well as reconfigured to substitute backup components for components determined by the processor to be faulty. The efficiency of the system can be optimized by selecting the electrical generator whose use is the most cost effective.

[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)

Inventor(s): Bo He (Shenzhen, , CN), Dianbo Fu (Frisco, TX), Quan Li (Shenzhen, , CN) Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15795794 on 10/27/2017 (662 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system comprises a five-level rectifier configured to be connected with an ac power source, wherein the five-level rectifier comprises a first boost apparatus and a first buck apparatus configured to operate in a first half cycle of the ac power source, and a second boost apparatus and a second buck apparatus configured to operate in a second half cycle of the ac power source and a five-level inverter connected to the five-level rectifier.

[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): Wei Huang (Frisco, TX), Xudong An (Richardson, TX) Assignee(s): ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC. (Santa Clara, CA) Law Firm: Park, Vaughan, Fleming Dowler LLP (4 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16130136 on 09/13/2018 (341 days app to issue)

Abstract: The described embodiments include an apparatus that controls voltages for an integrated circuit chip having a set of circuits. The apparatus includes a switching voltage regulator separate from the integrated circuit chip and two or more low dropout (LDO) regulators fabricated on the integrated circuit chip. The switching voltage regulator provides an output voltage that is received as an input voltage by each of the two or more LDO regulators, and each of the two or more LDO regulators provides a local output voltage, each local output voltage received as a local input voltage by a different subset of the circuits in the set of circuits. During operation, a controller sets an operating point for each of the subsets of circuits based on a combined power efficiency for the subsets of the circuits and the LDO regulators, each operating point including a corresponding frequency and voltage.

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

Systems and methods for controlling multi-level diode-clamped inverters using Space Vector pulse width modulation (SVPWM) Patent No. 10389272 

Inventor(s): Subrata K. Mondal (South Windsor, CT) Assignee(s): INERTECH IP LLC (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Weber Rosselli Cannon LLP (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 15913387 on 03/06/2018 (532 days app to issue)

Abstract: Control systems for a multi-level diode-clamped inverter and corresponding methods include a processor and a digital logic circuit forming a hybrid controller. The processor identifies sector and region locations based on a sampled reference voltage vector V* and angle [subscript]e[/subscript]*. The processor then selects predefined switching sequences and pre-calculated turn-on time values based on the identified sector and region locations. The digital logic circuit generates PWM switching signals for driving power transistors of a multi-level diode-clamped inverter based on the turn-on time values and the selected switching sequences. The control system takes care of the existing capacitor voltage balancing issues of multi-level diode-clamped inverters while supplying both active and reactive power to an IT load. Using the control system, one can generate a symmetrical PWM signal that fully covers the linear under-modulation region.

[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]

Correcting offset and gain drift related angle errors with motor position detectors Patent No. 10389281 

Inventor(s): Ferdinand von Molo (Freising, , DE), Martin Staebler (Freising, , DE) Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15299063 on 10/20/2016 (1034 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sort buffer includes a phase sector determination circuit, a phase sector update circuit, and a phase sector completion circuit. The phase sector determination circuit is configured to determine a phase sector corresponding to a phase of a first sine and cosine sample pair received from an encoder or resolver. The phase sector update circuit is configured to determine whether a second sine and cosine sample pair corresponding to the phase sector is stored in a lookup table (LUT) and, in response to a determination that a second sine and cosine sample pair corresponding to the phase sector is not stored in the LUT, store the first sine and cosine sample pair in the LUT. The phase sector completion circuit is configured to determine whether the LUT has stored, for each of a plurality of phase sectors, a corresponding sine and cosine sample pair.

[H02P] CONTROL OR REGULATION OF ELECTRIC MOTORS, ELECTRIC GENERATORS OR DYNAMO-ELECTRIC CONVERTERS; CONTROLLING TRANSFORMERS, REACTORS OR CHOKE COILS [4]

Inventor(s): Andre Veltman (Culemborg, , NL), David Patrick Magee (Allen, TX), Jorge Zambada (San Diego, CA) Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15804825 on 11/06/2017 (652 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of controlling an electric motor (motor) includes providing a processor having an associated memory storing a stator resistance (Rs) estimation (RSE) algorithm that is programmed to implement the RSE algorithm to execute steps including injecting a current waveform at an arbitrary frame of reference into the stator using a field-oriented-control (FOC) motor controller including an Id controller and an Iq controller, and measuring current and voltage values from the motor responsive to the injecting. The measured current and voltage values are then transformed into transformed current and voltage values in a d/q coordinate system. The transformed current and voltage values are low pass filtered to generate filtered d/q current and voltage values, and a value for Rs is estimated from the filtered d/q current and voltage values. The arbitrary frame of reference can be a time-varying frame of reference.

[H02P] CONTROL OR REGULATION OF ELECTRIC MOTORS, ELECTRIC GENERATORS OR DYNAMO-ELECTRIC CONVERTERS; CONTROLLING TRANSFORMERS, REACTORS OR CHOKE COILS [4]

Inventor(s): Bilal Akin (Richardson, TX), Zhuangyao Tang (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): BOARD OF REGENTS/THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX), SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (Sugar Land, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15063228 on 03/07/2016 (1261 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of controlling a plurality of permanent magnet synchronous motors using a single inverter that includes obtaining an estimate of rotor position and speed individually for a plurality of permanent magnet synchronous motors. The method can include calculating the average rotor position from the obtained estimate of the rotor position for each permanent magnet synchronous motor of the plurality of permanent magnet synchronous motors. The method can include reconstructing a rotor permanent-magnet flux for each permanent magnet synchronous motor and transforming the reconstructed rotor permanent-magnet flux for each permanent magnet synchronous motor to average fluxes and average differential fluxes on an average d-q reference frame. The method can include obtaining the average current reference in the average d-q reference frame for the plurality of permanent magnet synchronous motors; and determining an inverter voltage reference.

[H02P] CONTROL OR REGULATION OF ELECTRIC MOTORS, ELECTRIC GENERATORS OR DYNAMO-ELECTRIC CONVERTERS; CONTROLLING TRANSFORMERS, REACTORS OR CHOKE COILS [4]

Inventor(s): Farshid Aryanfar (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): Rambus Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) Law Firm: Park, Vaughan, Fleming Dowler LLP (4 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15921480 on 03/14/2018 (524 days app to issue)

Abstract: Circuitry capable of performing fractional clock multiplication by using an injection-locked oscillator is described. Some embodiments described herein perform fractional clock multiplication by periodically changing the injection location, from a set of injection locations, where the injection signal is injected and/or by periodically changing a phase, from a set of phases, of the injection signal that is injected into the ILO.

[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]

Inventor(s): Eeshan Miglani (Chhindwara, , IN), Jagannathan Venkataraman (Bangalore, , IN) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16204349 on 11/29/2018 (264 days app to issue)

Abstract: At least some embodiments are directed to a system that comprises a differential switch network comprising first and second output nodes, first and second transistors coupled to the network, and first and second resistors coupled to the first and second transistors. The DAC also comprises a voltage source coupled to the first resistor and a ground connection coupled to the second resistor. The DAC further includes a capacitor coupled to the first and second transistors and to the second resistor.

[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): Christophe Vaucourt (Munich, , DE), Erich Johann Bayer (Thonhausen, , DE), Johann Zipperer (Unterschleiheim, , DE), Tobias Bernhard Fritz (Mainburg, , DE) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15816365 on 11/17/2017 (641 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a system includes a transformer including a primary winding and a secondary winding. The system also includes a primary side circuit coupled to the primary winding of the transformer. The primary side circuit includes a primary controller. The system further includes a secondary side circuit coupled to the secondary winding of the transformer. The primary controller coupled to cause the primary side circuit to transfer power and intermittently transmit data to the secondary side circuit via the primary winding and the secondary winding of the transformer.

Integrated artificial magnetic launch surface for near field communication system Patent No. 10389410 

Inventor(s): Baher S Haroun (Allen, TX), Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison, TX), Bradley Allen Kramer (Plano, TX), Mark W. Morgan (Allen, TX), Nathan Brooks (Champaign, IL), Swaminathan Sankaran (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15638163 on 06/29/2017 (782 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system is provided in which a set of modules each have a substrate on which is mounted a radio frequency (RF) transmitter and/or an RF receiver coupled to a near field communication (NFC) coupler located on the substrate. Each module has a housing that surrounds and encloses the substrate. The housing has a port region on a surface of the housing. Each module has a field confiner located between the NFC coupler and the port region on the housing configured to guide electromagnetic energy emanated from the NFC coupler through the port region to a port region of an adjacent module. An artificial magnetic conductor surface is positioned adjacent the backside of each NFC coupler to reflect back side electromagnetic energy with a phase shift of approximately zero degrees.

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX) Assignee(s): Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (Stockholm, , SE) Law Firm: Sage Patent Group (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15776435 on 11/16/2016 (1007 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure pertains to a method for operating a terminal ([b]10[/b]) in a wireless communication network, the method comprising performing reporting based on a configuration, the configuration indicating the timing of reporting of first angular transmission information and/or indicating the timing of reporting of second angular transmission information. The disclosure also pertains to related methods and devices.

Method and apparatus for higher rank CSI reporting in advanced wireless communication systems Patent No. 10389426 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15961546 on 04/24/2018 (483 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of operating a user equipment (UE) for CSI feedback is provided. The method comprises receiving configuration information for the CSI feedback from a base station (BS) and identifying a number of antenna ports for the CSI feedback. The method comprises, if the number of antenna ports is 16, identifying a first codebook for the CSI feedback corresponding to a rank value of 3 or 4, and, if otherwise, identifying a second codebook for the CSI feedback corresponding to the rank value of 3 or 4. The method comprises generating the CSI feedback using the identified codebook and transmitting the generated CSI feedback to the BS. The first codebook has a structure that partitions the antenna ports into two equal partitions. The second codebook has a structure that partitions the antenna ports into four equal partitions by partitioning each partition into two equal sub-partitions.

Inventor(s): Glen Stewart Raggio (Mesquite, TX), Stephen Todd Fariss (Frisco, TX) Assignee(s): WILSON ELECTRONICS, LLC (St. George, UT) Law Firm: Thorpe North Western (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15727365 on 10/06/2017 (683 days app to issue)

Abstract: Technology for multi-amplifier repeaters to offset at least a portion of a determined transmission loss across a RF wired signal path coupled the repeaters, while complying is regulator constraints, is disclosed. A repeater can use an RF reference signal or the RF communication signals to determine the transmission loss across the RF wired signal path, while the repeaters amplify the RF communication signals.

Inventor(s): Arindam Roy (Plano, TX), Larry Emmett (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): E.F. JOHNSON COMPANY (Irving, TX) Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15494391 on 04/21/2017 (851 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for providing communication in a distributed LMR system architecture is provided herein, wherein the system includes a plurality of LMR subsystems interconnected by a data network. In some embodiments, a subsystem may include a distributed simulcast architecture comprising a plurality of LMR sites, each site having a subsystem controller and a plurality of repeaters. In one embodiment, one subsystem controller operates in an active mode and the remaining subsystem controllers operate in standby to provide redundancy. The repeaters include integrated voter comparator and simulcast controller functionality and circuitry. In some embodiments, the repeaters are operable in an active or standby mode, wherein repeaters in the active mode perform voter comparator and simulcast controller functionality. The distributed simulcast architecture provides simulcast controller and voter comparator redundancy, network failure redundancy, and site redundancy.

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

Inventor(s): Sudipto Chakraborty (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15248604 on 08/26/2016 (1089 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless receiver is disclosed that includes a peak detector coupled to receive a plurality of phases of an input signal, said plurality being substantially in quadrature, and to provide a detector output and a demodulator comprising an analog comparator coupled to receive said detector output and to provide a comparator output.

Inventor(s): Ira L. Allen (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY) Law Firm: Lee Law, PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16127161 on 09/10/2018 (344 days app to issue)

Abstract: A boundary of a wireless network is monitored for incoming wireless signals that may interfere with an ability of a first wireless computing device to connect to the wireless network within the boundary of the wireless network. For an incoming wireless signal determined to interfere with the ability of the first wireless computing device to connect to the wireless network within the boundary of the wireless network, a directional opposing outgoing wireless signal is emitted to counteract the incoming wireless signal and to stop the incoming wireless signal from further interfering with the ability of the first wireless computing device to connect to the wireless network within the boundary of the wireless network.

[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)

Inventor(s): Frank J. Effenberger (Frisco, TX), Yuanqiu Luo (Cranbury, NJ) Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16025981 on 07/02/2018 (414 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for communications in a passive optical network (PON) system are provided. An optical line terminal (OLT) generates a PON downstream Physical Layer (PHY) frame comprising a downstream physical synchronization block (PSBd) that comprises a wavelength identification (ID) of at least one downstream wavelength of the plurality of downstream wavelengths. The OLT sends the PON PHY frame comprising the wavelength ID in the PSBd to ONU for confirming the at least one downstream wavelength.

Inventor(s): Bo Gao (Wuhan, , CN), Frank Effenberger (Colts Neck, NJ), Yuanqiu Luo (Cranbury, NJ) Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15944412 on 04/03/2018 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical line terminal (OLT) coupled to a plurality of optical network units (ONUs) through a passive optical network (PON). The OLT includes a transceiver configured to communicate via a management channel of a communication network with a plurality of OLTs. The communication includes sending or receiving a notification, wherein the notification includes the following: a source OLT identifier associated with a source OLT sending the notification, wherein the source OLT is configured to communicate over a first channel at a first wavelength of the PON; a destination OLT identifier associated with a destination OLT receiving the notification, wherein the destination OLT is configured to communicate over a second channel at a second wavelength of the PON; and an ONU identifier associated with a first ONU associated with the notification.

Reach extension for optical networks through control of modulation formats and numbers of subcarriers Patent No. 10389473 

Inventor(s): Inwoong Kim (Allen, TX), Olga I. Vassilieva (Plano, TX), Tadashi Ikeuchi (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Fujitsu Limited (Kawasaki, , JP) Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15964297 on 04/27/2018 (480 days app to issue)

Abstract: A disclosed method for extending reach in an adaptive optical network may include selecting, for an optical channel having a given target distance and a given maximum data rate, the modulation format having the highest spectral efficiency among modulation formats supported in the adaptive optical network that are suitable for optical channels having the given target distance and the given maximum data rate, determining a symbol rate for the optical channel dependent on characteristics of transmission media for the optical channel, determining a number of subcarriers for the optical channel corresponding to the determined symbol rate, and activating subcarrier multiplexing (SCM) for the optical channel. Activating SCM may include configuring transponders to transmit or receive the traffic in the optical channel using the selected modulation format and the determined number of subcarriers. The method may be implemented by a network management system of the optical network.

Inventor(s): Hao Bi (Lake Zurich, IL), Yishen Sun (Buffalo Grove, IL) Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 14512133 on 10/10/2014 (1775 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for transmitting a first media access control (MAC) protocol data unit (PDU) includes determining a plurality of user equipments (UEs) in a group of UEs and determining that a first MAC PDU is destined for multiple UEs in the group of UEs. The method also includes setting the first MAC PDU to indicate that the first MAC PDU is destined for multiple UEs in the group of UEs and transmitting, by a communications controller to the plurality of UEs, the first MAC PDU.

[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), Jian Wang (Beijing, , CN), Lili Zhang (Beijing, , CN), Richard Stirling-Gallacher (San Diego, CA) Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Wioessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14813736 on 07/30/2015 (1482 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for scheduling multiple users for multi-user full duplex communications in a wireless network over a wireless channel. The scheduling may be based on base station beam indices, base station channel measurements, received UE capabilities, received UE measured channel conditions and/or received UE positional information. In another embodiment, the scheduling of the UE full duplex time slots may be updated based on base station channel interference measurements, received UE measured channel interference, the received UE measured channel conditions, and/or received UE positional information updates.

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

Turn on method without power interruption redundant power over Ethernet systems Patent No. 10389539 

Inventor(s): David N. Abramson (Hooksett, NH), Jean Picard (Hooksett, NH), Karl H. Jacobs (Hampton, NH) Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15228338 on 08/04/2016 (1111 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include redundant Power over Ethernet (PoE) systems, powered device (PD) controllers and methods in which a first PD controller sends a signal to indicate to the other PD controllers that the first PD controller is powered, and a second PD controller newly connected or reconnected to a corresponding power sourcing equipment (PSE) refrains from turning off a shared DC-DC converter, and the second PD controller waits to allow an inrush current delay of the corresponding PSE to complete before allowing current flow between the DC-DC converter and the corresponding PSE, and the second PD controller selectively provides a signal to request an application circuit powered by the DC-DC converter to temporarily reduce its power consumption below a predetermined value if the corresponding PSE is configured to provide no more than the predetermined value of power.

[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)

Inventor(s): Mor Levi (Gan Yavne, , IL), Shai Erez (Holon, , IL) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15662393 on 07/28/2017 (753 days app to issue)

Abstract: A zero-IF transceiver includes a Rx having an IQ receiver path with a digital portion including a modem and a down-converter, and a Tx having an IQ transmit path with a digital portion including a modem for generating a complex and substantially balanced time-domain signal, an IQMM correction block, and an up-converter. An IQMM estimation block is coupled between time-domain parts of the Rx and the Tx modems. The IQMM estimation block is coupled to an input of the IQMM correction block. A loopback path couples the time-domain signal from the Tx to the Rx. The IQMM estimation block receives a first time-domain signal from the Rx modem and the time-domain signal before the IQMM correction block, and estimates in a digital time-domain an IMage Rejection Ratio (IMRR) of the Tx(). The IQMM correction block is for correcting the IQMM to provide an IQ corrected OFDM signal using the .

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

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Hongbo Si (Plano, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15796558 on 10/27/2017 (662 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of a base station (BS) for transmitting synchronization signals in a wireless communication system. The method comprises generating a primary synchronization signal (PSS) including one of multiple PSS sequences that is generated based on a M-sequence of length 127 in a frequency domain, wherein the PSS indicates part of cell identification (ID) information using a cyclic shift performed on the M-sequence generating the PSS; generating a secondary synchronization signal (SSS) including one of multiple SSS sequences that is generated based on multiple BPSK modulated M-sequences of length 127 in the frequency domain, wherein the SSS indicates the cell ID information using cyclic shifts performed on the M-sequences generating the SSS; and transmitting, to a user equipment (UE), the PSS and SSS over downlink channels.

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

Inventor(s): Mahesh Chapalamadugu (Irving, TX), Manish Srivastava (Frisco, TX), Ramesh Nadella (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15680119 on 08/17/2017 (733 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques described herein may be used to condense a large quantity of Virtual Network Function (VNF) chains (that each correspond to a network service) into a much smaller quantity of VNF records; and extract any of the large quantity of VNF chains from the smaller quantity of network service records. This may be accomplished by assigning a Number (No.) of Services attribute and a Tier attribute into each VNF record. The No. of Services attribute and Tier attribute may enable the VNF records to reference one another such that the larger quantity of VNF chains may, in effect, be entirely represented by the much smaller quantity of VNF records, thereby conserving storage space, streamlining VNF chain management, and reducing the processing and memory capacity required to search, configure, and deploy virtual network services.

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

Inventor(s): Li Li (Bridgewater, NJ), Min Luo (Cumming, GA), Wu Chou (Basking Ridge, NJ) Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15689878 on 08/29/2017 (721 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network apparatus for a network software service layer (NSSL) service bus. The network apparatus includes a memory storing executable instructions and a processor coupled to the memory, the processor executing the executable instructions, where the processor is configured to receive a service description comprising a named service and a network identifier identifying a network node associated with the named service, select a service description according to the named service, and transmit a named service request to the network node according to the service description selected.

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

Inventor(s): Guoli Yin (Ottawa, , CA), Linda Dunbar (Plano, TX), Yijun Xiong (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14552767 on 11/25/2014 (1729 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network component comprising a receiver configured to receive an outgoing frame from a local host, a logic circuit configured to map a destination address (DA) for a target host in the outgoing frame to a DA for a target location of the target host and encapsulate the outgoing frame using the DA for the target location, and a transmitter configured to receive a pre-encapsulated outgoing frame from a local switch, and send the pre-encapsulated outgoing frame to a gateway at a target location, wherein the transmitter does not encapsulate frames received from local switches and decapsulates an incoming frame from a remote gateway destined towards local hosts.

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

Monitoring, measuring, analyzing communication flows between identities in an identity-enabled network using IPFIX extensions Patent No. 10389630 

Inventor(s): Alexander Clemm (Los Gatos, CA), Padmadevi Pillay-Esnault (Cupertino, CA) Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15640087 on 06/30/2017 (781 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method of monitoring communication flows between identities is provided that comprises: accessing a first data packet that indicates a source identifier, a destination identifier, a first source locator, and a first destination locator; accessing a second data packet that indicates the source identifier, the destination identifier, a second source locator, and a second destination locator, the second destination locator being different from the first destination locator; storing data regarding the first data packet and the second data packet in a single ID flow record based on a determination that the source identifier of the first data packet matches the source identifier of the second data packet and a determination that the destination identifier of the first data packet matches the destination identifier of the second data packet; and based on the single ID flow record, adjusting a resource allocation.

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

Inventor(s): Kulvir S. Bhogal (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 14622214 on 02/13/2015 (1649 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an approach to delegating distribution of push notification messages, a computer processor identifies, based, at least in part, on at least one characteristic, a plurality of computing devices to receive push notification information, and sends the push notification information to each of the plurality of computing devices.

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

Inventor(s): Christopher A. Segall (Camas, WA), Kiran Misra (Vancouver, WA) Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15334461 on 10/26/2016 (1028 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for decoding video includes receiving a frame of the video that includes at least one slice and at least one tile. Each of the at least one slice and the at least one tile are not all aligned with one another. Each of the at least one slice is characterized that it is decoded independently of the other the at least one slice. Each of the at least one tile is characterized that it is a rectangular region of the frame and having coding units for the decoding arranged in a raster scan order. The at least one tile of the frame are collectively arranged in a raster scan order of the frame.

Set-top box with enhanced behavioral controls and system and method for use of same Patent No. 10390079 

Inventor(s): Edward H. Wolfe (Plano, TX), Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX) Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 15969001 on 05/02/2018 (475 days app to issue)

Abstract: A set-top box with enhanced behavioral controls and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the set-top box, a wireless transceiver is located within a housing, which also interconnectively includes a television input, a television output, a processor, and memory. The set-top box may pair with an electronic door locking apparatus coupled to a door that is room-colocated with the set-top box in a hospitality establishment. The set-top box may then receive a status signal from the electronic door locking apparatus relative to the open/closed status of the door and locked/unlocked status of the door.

Inventor(s): Mark Jefferson Reed (Tucson, AZ), Stephen Michael Palik (Redondo Beach, CA) Assignee(s): TRAXCELL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Mitch Harris, Atty at Law, LLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15880852 on 01/26/2018 (571 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile wireless network and a method of operation provide tracking of mobile devices either in a passive mode or an active mode. In the passive mode, fault detection triggers generation of a case file associated with the device experiencing the fault. In the active mode, a user of the system can specify tracking mobile devices by sector or one or more mobile devices by identifier. Notifications can be generated in response to detection of a fault, or when a device enters a predetermined geographic region.

Sending an identifier of a wireless local area network to enable handoff of a mobile station to the wireless local area network Patent No. 10390264 

Inventor(s): Anit Lohtia (Plano, TX), Miroslav Budic (Plano, TX), Yuqiang Tang (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA) Law Firm: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert Goetzel, P.C. (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16021814 on 06/28/2018 (418 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a wireless communications network, the presence of a wireless local area network in a cell segment is determined. An identifier of the wireless local area network in the cell segment is sent to at least one mobile station in the cell segment to enable the at least one mobile station to hand off to the wireless local area network. Optionally, information identifying geographic boundaries of cell segments and the wireless local area network can be sent to the at least one mobile station.

Inventor(s): Niranjan (The Colony, TX) Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15365915 on 11/30/2016 (993 days app to issue)

Abstract: An embodiment of this disclosure provides a user equipment (UE) for managing handovers between different networks. The UE includes a memory and at least one processor operably connected to the memory. The at least one processor is configured to establish security associations with an evolved data packet gateway (ePDG) over a Wi-Fi network. The at least one processor is also configured to indicate MOBIKE support and a specific timer value corresponding to a specific period of time for maintaining the security associations. The at least one processor is also configured to, after establishing the security associations, perform a handover from the Wi-Fi network to a long term evolution (LTE) network. The at least one processor is also configured to maintain the security associations for the specific period of time corresponding to the specific timer value after performing the Wi-Fi to LTE handover and disconnecting from the Wi-Fi network.

Inventor(s): Manivannan Thyagarajan (Coppell, TX) Assignee(s): Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy (Espoo, , FI) Law Firm: Harrington Smith (6 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15752770 on 08/19/2015 (1462 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, devices, systems, techniques, and computer program products are provided in which an eNB, within a wireless communications network, determining network coverage status relating to a cell served by it, where the eNB supports UE-to-Network relay for a remote UE using direct device-to-device communication between the remote UE and a relay UE connected to the serving cell. Based on a determination of network coverage status, at least one UE is initiated and selected to act as a relay UE. The radio interface link quality of the relay UE can be evaluated and the relay UE can be configured to send an indication of the radio interface link quality to the remote UE. Based on the determined network coverage status and selection of a relay UE, the remote UE is controlled by the eNB for the relay UE discovery and selection either directly or via the relay UE.

Inventor(s): Dirk Gerstenberger (Stockholm, , SE), Johan Bergman (Stockholm, , SE) Assignee(s): Optis Wireless Technology, LLC (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15406991 on 01/16/2017 (946 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and arrangements that make it possible to control the delay for the UEs to access the EUL resources in the Enhanced Uplink in CELL_FACH state procedure, independently from the delay for the UEs to access ordinary UL resources in the RACH procedure. This is achieved by a solution where the timing of entering (or re-entering) a transmission procedure for Enhanced Uplink in CELL_FACH state is controlled with the help of a transmission control parameter defined specifically for this transmission procedure, instead of using the same parameter as for the RACH procedure.

Inventor(s): Debasish Sarkar (Frisco, TX) Assignee(s): TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) (Stockholm, , SE) Law Firm: Coats Bennett, PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15830357 on 12/04/2017 (624 days app to issue)

Abstract: A node of a wireless communication network receives a first request for establishment of a connection between a communication device and the wireless communication network. Upon receiving the first request, the node starts a timer and establishes a context for the connection between the communication device and the wireless communication network. Further, the node receives a second request for establishment of a connection between a communication device and the wireless communication network. Depending on a state of the timer when receiving the second request, the node selects between: A) establishing an additional context for the connection between the communication device and the wireless communication network while maintaining the established context, and B) releasing the established context and establishing a new context for the connection between the communication device and the wireless communication network.

Integrated cell site module for mounting a remote radio unit and radio frequency signal conditioning unit as a single unit Patent No. 10390386 

Inventor(s): Michael J. Paulus (Dallas, TX), Walter Mark Hendrix (Richardson, TX) Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC) Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15813829 on 11/15/2017 (643 days app to issue)

Abstract: A module for a communications cell site includes: a mounting frame; a remote radio unit (RRU) mounted to the frame; a radio frequency (RF) signal conditioning unit mounted to the frame; and a cover mounted to the frame that covers the RRU and the RF signal conditioning unit.

Inventor(s): Dan Morgan (Denton, TX), Paulo Pinheiro (Frisco, TX) Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15206908 on 07/11/2016 (1135 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed systems and methods emphasize driving LEDs in series and in parallel with the same LED driver chip and a single inductor. For creating overlap, the systems and methods of LED color overlap disclosed herein take advantage of the fact that green and blue LEDs have the same voltage. Thus, green and blue LEDs can be driven in parallel as needed. LED suppliers can screen parts for sufficiently close voltage matching between green and blue LEDs. This is especially true when using green LED die based on a blue die with a green phosphor. Cyan may be produced by driving a green LED and a blue LED in parallel. White may produced by driving a green LED and a blue LED in parallel and a red LED in series with this green and blue parallel pair.

Methods of forming conductive and resistive circuit structures in an integrated circuit or printed circuit board Patent No. 10390433 

Inventor(s): Benjamin S. Cook (Dallas, TX), Juan Alejandro Herbsommer (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 14674809 on 03/31/2015 (1603 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described examples include methods of fabricating conductive and resistive structures by direct-write variable impedance patterning using nanoparticle-based metallization layers or chemical reaction-based deposition. In some examples, a low conductivity nanoparticle material is deposited over a surface. The nanoparticle material is selectively illuminated at different applied energy levels via illumination source power adjustments and/or scan rate adjustments for selective patterned sintering to create conductive circuit structures as well as resistive circuit structures including gradient resistive circuit structures having an electrical resistivity profile that varies along the structure length. Further examples include methods in which a non-conductive reactant layer is deposited or patterned, and a second solution is deposited in varying amounts using an additive deposition for reaction with the reactant layer to form controllably conductive structures.

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

Inventor(s): Kevin J. Anderson (Plano, TX), Tarak A. Railkar (Plano, TX), Walid M. Meliane (Frisco, TX) Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC) Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16154065 on 10/08/2018 (316 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a microelectronic package, which includes a base substrate, a perimeter wall, an electronic component, and a mold compound. The perimeter wall extends from a periphery of the base substrate to form a cavity that is over the base substrate and within the perimeter wall. The electronic component is mounted on the base substrate and exposed to the cavity. The electronic component is thermally coupled to a thermal management component, which extends through the base substrate and conducts heat generated from the electronic component. The electronic component is also electrically coupled to a wall signal via, which extends through the perimeter wall and transmits signals. The mold compound resides over the base substrate and within the cavity, so as to encapsulate the electronic component.

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

Inventor(s): Robbin Smith (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 29559866 on 03/31/2016 (1237 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Jason Camper (Frisco, TX) Assignee(s): Le-Vel Brands, LLC (Frisco, TX) Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 29686620 on 04/05/2019 (137 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Chris Brandel (Chicago, IL), Dan Rucker (Chicago, IL), Daniel Grabowski (East Grand Rapids, MI), Matthew Banach (Gumee, IL), Michael J. Sawadski (Mount Prospect, IL) Assignee(s): PARAGON FURNITURE, INC. (Arlington, TX) Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 29680609 on 02/18/2019 (183 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Dwight David Harms (Little Elm, TX), Timothy Francis Hall (Little Elm, TX) Assignee(s): TRINITY INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS, LLC (Little Elm, TX) Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 29564604 on 05/13/2016 (1194 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Justin Harmon (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Costa Del Mar, Inc. (Daytona Beach, FL) Law Firm: Malloy Malloy, P.L. (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 29633777 on 01/16/2018 (581 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Justin Harmon (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Costa Del Mar, Inc. (Daytona Beach, FL) Law Firm: Malloy Malloy, P.L. (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 29598581 on 03/27/2017 (876 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Kevin R. Hinton (Cedar Hill, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 29672248 on 12/04/2018 (259 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Christopher Terpstra (Frisco, TX), Ernest Matthew Chavana, Jr. (Villa Ridge, MO), Jan Valentic (Plano, TX), Richard Foster (Powell, OH), Stanley Anderson (Fenton, MO), Xintao Ma (Suzhou, , CN) Assignee(s): JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Hauptman Ham, LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 29618155 on 09/19/2017 (700 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Christopher Terpstra (Frisco, TX), Ernest Matthew Chavana, Jr. (Villa Ridge, MO), Jan Valentic (Plano, TX), Richard Foster (Powell, OH), Stanley Anderson (Fenton, MO), Xintao Ma (Suzhou, , CN) Assignee(s): RUG DOCTOR, LLC (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Hauptman Ham, LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 29618162 on 09/19/2017 (700 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Christopher Terpstra (Frisco, TX), Ernest Matthew Chavana, Jr. (Villa Ridge, MO), Jan Valentic (Plano, TX), Richard Foster (Powell, OH), Stanley Anderson (Fenton, MO), Xintao Ma (Suzhou, , CN) Assignee(s): RUG DOCTOR, LLC (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Hauptman Ham, LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 29625427 on 11/09/2017 (649 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Christopher Terpstra (Frisco, TX), Ernest Matthew Chavana, Jr. (Villa Ridge, MO), Jan Valentic (Plano, TX), Richard Foster (Powell, OH), Stanley Anderson (Fenton, MO), Xintao Ma (Suzhou, , CN) Assignee(s): RUG DOCTOR, LLC (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Hauptman Ham, LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 29625428 on 11/09/2017 (649 days app to issue)

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Moving into the digital age means that a STEM curriculum of science, technology, engineering, and math is a foundation for a robust, high-tech ...

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