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139 brevets accordés Classé n ° 11 en production de brevets sur 250 métros


NON. DES BREVETS PAR CLASSIFICATION


MEILLEURS CESSIONNAIRES LOCAUX (NOMBRE DE BREVETS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 18
Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 8
True Velocity IP Holdings (Garland) 6
Sandisk Technologies (Addison) 5
Toyota Motor Engineering (Plano) 5
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 3

NON ASSIGNÉ 11


MEILLEURS INVENTEURS LOCAUX (NOMBRE DE BREVETS)

Christopher William Overton (Richardson) 6
Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton) 6
Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton) 4
Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison) 2
Gary A. Evans (Plano) 2
James W. Ling (McKinney) 2
Jay B. Kirk (Plano) 2


VITESSE: DEMANDE DE DÉLIVRANCE (NOMBRE DE JOURS)

172 jours
Détection d’actions pendant le suivi d’image
Brevet n ° 10621444-B1
Cessionnaire: 7-Eleven, Inc. (Irving)
Inventeurs: Deepanjan Paul (Plano), Sailesh Bharathwaaj Krishnamurthy (Irving), Sarath Vakacharla (Irving), Shahmeer Ali Mirza (Celina)

3,661 jours
Système et procédé d’obtention d’hébergement
Brevet n ° 10621637-B2
Cessionnaire: Consumer Club, Inc. (Dallas)
Inventeurs: David S. Litman (Dallas), Robert B. Diener (Miami, FL)


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BREVETS UTILITAIRES

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

Huiles et mélanges émulsifiés
Brevet No. 10617128

Inventeur (s): Jesse Windrix (Allen, TX)
Cessionnaire (s): NON ATTRIBUÉ
Cabinet d’avocats: Aucun avocat
Numéro d’application, date, vitesse: 16157705 le 10/11/2018 (application 551 jours à émettre)

Abstrait: Huile de noix de coco, mélanges d’huile de noix de coco riches en TCM tels que l’huile de noix de coco liquide LouAna, huiles MCT pures, huiles oméga-3, cannabidiol (CBD), extrait de chanvre, huile de noix, huile de macadamia, huile d’amande, huile de cajou, huile d’avocat, l’acide docosahexaénoïque (DHA), l’huile de poisson et / ou l’acide linoléique conjugué (CLA) peuvent être émulsifiés pour créer une huile émulsifiée ou un mélange qui peut prendre la forme d’un shot crémeux ou d’un substitut de crème. Ces huiles et / ou mélanges peuvent être émulsifiés à l’aide d’un émulsifiant qui peut être choisi parmi les suivants: lécithine de tournesol, stéaroyl lactylate de sodium (SSL), gomme d’acacia, bêta-cyclodextrine et leurs combinaisons. En émulsifiant ces huiles / mélanges d’huile, il est possible de former un shot crémeux de bon goût ou un substitut de crème. NUL


Méthode pour une meilleure détection des nodules dans les images médicales
Brevet No. 10617372

Inventeur (s): Tracy J. Stark (Plano, Texas)
Cessionnaire (s): NON ATTRIBUÉ
Cabinet d’avocats: Kinney Lange, P.A. (1 bureaux non locaux)
Numéro d’application, date, vitesse: 15659000 le 25/07/2017 (application de 994 jours à émettre)

Abstrait: Des affichages spéciaux d’images médicales sont générés pour aider un radiologue à mieux détecter les nodules en exploitant les capacités inhérentes de visualisation humaine de détection de symétrie, d’asymétrie, de mouvement et de mouvement relatif. Une région d’intérêt (ROI) sur une radiographie (mammographie, tomodensitométrie, IRM ou autre image médicale) est sélectionnée et les données au sein du ROI sont copiées de sorte qu’un nouvel affichage comporte désormais deux copies ou plus des informations. dans le ROI. Cette copie peut contenir les mêmes positions relatives que l’image d’origine ou peut être une image miroir des données d’origine. Le ROI est déplacé sur l’image médicale à la recherche de nodules. Ce mouvement peut être aléatoire, sous le contrôle direct du radiologue, systématiquement déplacé par un algorithme informatique, ou une combinaison de ce qui précède.

[A61B] DIAGNOSTIC; CHIRURGIE; IDENTIFICATION (analyse du matériel biologique G01N, p.ex. G01N 33/48)


Matériaux d’implant poreux et méthodes associées
Brevet No. 10617511

Inventeur (s): Ami Saheba Joshi (Dallas, TX)
Cessionnaire (s): DePuy Synthes Products, Inc. (Raynham, MA)
Cabinet d’avocats: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 autres métros)
Numéro d’application, date, vitesse: 16180184 le 11/05/2018 (application 526 jours à émettre)

Abstrait: L’invention concerne des corps d’implant et des matériaux poreux et biocompatibles. Ces matériaux comprennent de manière appropriée une population de constituants thermoplastiques disposés de manière aléatoire et enchevêtrés, au moins certains des constituants étant liés les uns aux autres. Les corps d’implant sont capables d’être manipulés à température ambiante d’une première forme à une seconde forme, et de maintenir la seconde forme à environ la température interne du corps. L’invention concerne également des méthodes connexes de fabrication de ces implants et d’installation des implants chez un sujet.

[A61F] FILTRES IMPLANTABLES DANS DES VAISSEAUX SANGUINS; PROTHÈSES; DISPOSITIFS FOURNISSANT UNE BREVETÉ OU ÉVITANT L’EMPLACEMENT DES STRUCTURES TUBULAIRES DU CORPS, E.G. STENTS; DISPOSITIFS ORTHOPÉDIQUES, INFIRMIERS OU CONTRACEPTIFS; FOMENTATION; TRAITEMENT OU PROTECTION DES YEUX OU DES OREILLES; BANDAGES, PANSEMENTS OU TAMPONS ABSORBANTS; TROUSSES DE PREMIERS SOINS (prothèses dentaires A61C) [2006.01]


Extenseur de tissu directionnel
Brevet No. 10617516

Inventeur (s): Anita M. Falcon (Bedford, TX)
Cessionnaire (s): MENTOR WORLDWIDE LLC (Irvine, Californie)
Cabinet d’avocats: Aucun avocat
Numéro d’application, date, vitesse: 15634931 le 27/06/2017 (application de 1022 jours à émettre)

Abstrait: Implant mammaire extensible comprenant une coquille ayant une face antérieure et une face postérieure. L’antérieur a une partie polaire supérieure et une partie polaire inférieure se rencontrant à un sommet, et une zone d’injection pour recevoir du fluide à travers pour gonfler l’implant. Un matériau de renforcement est couplé à la coque dans une zone de renforcement. Le matériau de renforcement est couplé à la coque de manière à coïncider au moins avec la partie polaire supérieure et une partie de bord périphérique qui s’étend de la face postérieure vers le haut dans ladite face antérieure d’une distance prédéterminée.

[A61F] FILTRES IMPLANTABLES DANS DES VAISSEAUX SANGUINS; PROTHÈSES; DISPOSITIFS FOURNISSANT UNE BREVETÉ OU ÉVITANT L’EMPLACEMENT DES STRUCTURES TUBULAIRES DU CORPS, E.G. STENTS; DISPOSITIFS ORTHOPÉDIQUES, INFIRMIERS OU CONTRACEPTIFS; FOMENTATION; TRAITEMENT OU PROTECTION DES YEUX OU DES OREILLES; BANDAGES, PANSEMENTS OU TAMPONS ABSORBANTS; TROUSSES DE PREMIERS SOINS (prothèses dentaires A61C) [2006.01]


Disque cervical et instrumentation
Brevet No. 10617531

Inventeur (s): Rick Guyer (Dallas, TX)
Cessionnaire (s): K2M, Inc. (Leesburg, Virginie)
Cabinet d’avocats: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz Mentlik, LLP (1 bureaux non locaux)
Numéro d’application, date, vitesse: 15332105 le 24/10/2016 (1268 jours d’application à émettre)

Abstrait: Un implant vertébral configuré pour se positionner dans un espace entre des corps vertébraux adjacents comprend une plaque d’extrémité supérieure comprenant une surface extérieure s’étendant entre des première et seconde surfaces d’extrémité et des surfaces latérales opposées. La surface extérieure comprend un premier profil convexe s’étendant entre les première et seconde surfaces d’extrémité et un deuxième profil convexe s’étendant entre les surfaces latérales opposées. Le premier profil convexe et le deuxième profil convexe ont des courbures différentes. L’implant vertébral comprend en outre une plaque d’extrémité inférieure et un noyau disposé entre les plaques d’extrémité supérieure et inférieure et couplé à celles-ci. L’invention concerne également un procédé d’assemblage d’un implant vertébral et un procédé de réalisation d’une chirurgie vertébrale.

[A61F] FILTRES IMPLANTABLES DANS DES VAISSEAUX SANGUINS; PROTHÈSES; DISPOSITIFS FOURNISSANT UNE BREVETÉ OU ÉVITANT L’EMPLACEMENT DES STRUCTURES TUBULAIRES DU CORPS, E.G. STENTS; DISPOSITIFS ORTHOPÉDIQUES, INFIRMIERS OU CONTRACEPTIFS; FOMENTATION; TRAITEMENT OU PROTECTION DES YEUX OU DES OREILLES; BANDAGES, PANSEMENTS OU TAMPONS ABSORBANTS; TROUSSES DE PREMIERS SOINS (prothèses dentaires A61C) [2006.01]


Insert adaptateur pour un protecteur de stomie
Brevet No. 10617554

Inventeur (s): Donna E. Luce (Duncanville, TX)
Cessionnaire (s): NON ATTRIBUÉ
Cabinet d’avocats: Clinique de brevets SMU Law School (Local + 1 autres métros)
Numéro d’application, date, vitesse: 13874283 le 30/04/2013 (application 2541 jours à émettre)

Abstrait: Un insert d’adaptateur a pour but de renforcer ou de rigidifier un adaptateur flexible pour ledit système de protection afin de fournir un meilleur support et une meilleure stabilisation dans la région péristomiale dans le but d’aider à réduire la hernie et d’aider à l’adhésion d’une plaque frontale lorsqu’elle est portée à court terme sans veillez à ce que la production soit minimale, par exemple entre les repas. L’insert et l’adaptateur conjoints sont positionnés entre une plaque frontale et une pochette, leurs ouvertures intérieures entourant les rebords de la plaque frontale ou la soudure à chaud d’un appareil de stomie, et portés sous des vêtements ajustés éliminant le besoin d’une sangle de sécurité.

[A61F] FILTRES IMPLANTABLES DANS DES VAISSEAUX SANGUINS; PROTHÈSES; DISPOSITIFS FOURNISSANT UNE BREVETÉ OU ÉVITANT L’EMPLACEMENT DES STRUCTURES TUBULAIRES DU CORPS, E.G. STENTS; DISPOSITIFS ORTHOPÉDIQUES, INFIRMIERS OU CONTRACEPTIFS; FOMENTATION; TRAITEMENT OU PROTECTION DES YEUX OU DES OREILLES; BANDAGES, PANSEMENTS OU TAMPONS ABSORBANTS; TROUSSES DE PREMIERS SOINS (prothèses dentaires A61C) [2006.01]


Compositions et méthodes cosmétiques
Brevet No. 10617629

Inventeur (s): Geetha Kalahasti (Addison, TX), Kim Wilson (Addison, TX), Lee Vickers (Addison, TX), Lisha VanPelt (Addison, TX), Michael Frushour (Addison, TX)
Cessionnaire (s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Cabinet d’avocats: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 autres métros)
Numéro d’application, date, vitesse: 15850595 le 21/12/2017 (application de 845 jours à émettre)

Abstrait: La présente invention concerne généralement des méthodes d’utilisation et des compositions utiles pour traiter la peau. La composition comprend une combinaison d’un ou plusieurs [i]Butyrospermum parkii [/i](beurre de karité), beurre de karité PEG-50, glycérine, [i]Helianthus annuus [/i](tournesol) huile de graines, [i]Prunus armeniaca [/i]huile de noyau (abricot), copolymère d’acrylates, laurylsulfate de sodium, lauramidopropyl bétaïne, méthyl cocoyl taurate de sodium, glycérine et polyquaternium-7.

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


Compositions, méthodes et kits de nettoyage et d’hydratation
Brevet No. 10617631

Inventeur (s): Brandon Joseph Karam (Dallas, TX), Jessica Karam Oley (Dallas, TX)
Cessionnaire (s): NON ATTRIBUÉ
Cabinet d’avocats: Aucun avocat
Numéro d’application, date, vitesse: 15242219 le 19/08/2016 (application de 1334 jours à émettre)

Abstrait: Compositions, méthodes et kits pour nettoyer, hydrater, apaiser, refroidir, tels que ceux, par exemple, qui peuvent être utilisés pour nettoyer, hydrater, apaiser et refroidir le corps ou des parties de celui-ci.

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


Compositions cosmétiques et procédés d’utilisation
Brevet No. 10617633

Inventeur (s): David Gan (Addison, TX), Patricia Jacoby (Addison, TX)
Cessionnaire (s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Cabinet d’avocats: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 autres métros)
Numéro d’application, date, vitesse: 16267825 le 02/05/2019 (application de 434 jours à émettre)

Abstrait: La présente invention concerne une formulation topique de soins de la peau comprenant de l’eau, du kaolin, de la glycérine, [i]lactobacillus [/i]fermenter, [i]Helianthus annuus [/i]extrait de graines, et [i]Terminalia ferdinandiana [/i]extrait de fruit.

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


Formulations d’acide hypochloreux et méthodes de traitement des affections cutanées
Brevet No. 10617716

Inventeur (s): Cary Schockemoehl (Malvern, PA), Mark Sampson (Malvern, PA), Svetlana Panicheva (Malvern, PA)
Cessionnaire (s): URGO US, INC. (Fort Worth, TX)
Cabinet d’avocats: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 bureaux non locaux)
Numéro d’application, date, vitesse: 15535555 le 16/12/2015 (1581 jours d’application à émettre)

Abstrait: La présente invention, sous divers aspects et modes de réalisation, fournit des procédés et des formulations pour traiter des états inflammatoires de la peau et / ou des états impliquant une fonction de barrière cutanée compromise. Ces maladies comprennent les maladies vésicantes de la peau, les défauts héréditaires de la fonction de barrière cutanée, les conditions hyperprolifératives impliquant la peau, les conditions associées au vieillissement ou à la peau endommagée, les troubles immunologiques impliquant la peau, entre autres.

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


Fixation frontale pour seringue dentaire avec avancement et rétraction obliques de l’aiguille
Brevet No. 10617831

Inventeur (s): Mark Small (Heavener, OK), Thomas J. Shaw (Frisco, TX)
Cessionnaire (s): Retractable Technologies, Inc. (Little Elm, TX)
Cabinet d’avocats: Ross Barnes LLP (1 bureaux non locaux)
Numéro d’application, date, vitesse: 15797713 le 30/10/2017 (application de 897 jours à émettre)

Abstrait: Fixation frontale pour une seringue dentaire à aspiration conventionnelle comprenant un boîtier de connecteur cylindrique pouvant être fixé de manière amovible à l’extrémité avant du cylindre d’une seringue dentaire à aspiration, un guide d’aiguille d’injection fixé au boîtier du connecteur cylindrique, une aiguille d’injection fixée à et supportée par une aiguille ensemble de support disposé de manière réciproque dans une fente de guidage d’aiguille entre le guide d’aiguille d’injection et le boîtier de connecteur de canon en relation oblique par rapport à l’axe longitudinal de la seringue dentaire aspirante, et une deuxième aiguille faisant saillie vers l’arrière à partir du boîtier de connecteur de canon pour établir une communication fluide avec une carpule disposé dans la seringue dentaire à aspiration conventionnelle.

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


Appareil d’exercice abdominal
Brevet No. 10617909

Inventeur (s): Brian Pogue (Granbury, TX)
Cessionnaire (s): NON ATTRIBUÉ
Cabinet d’avocats: Aucun avocat
Numéro d’application, date, vitesse: 15836525 le 12/08/2017 (application 858 jours à émettre)

Abstrait: Appareil d’exercice comprenant un cadre articulé configuré pour se replier autour d’un axe d’articulation dans une position fermée et pour se déplier dans une position ouverte lors de son utilisation; le cadre articulé comprenant une plate-forme de support utilisateur supportée par le cadre articulé, une première paire de rails latéraux disposés sous la plate-forme de support utilisateur, une première poulie disposée sur une première extrémité du cadre articulé et une seconde extrémité opposée à la première extrémité; un premier chariot couplé de manière mobile à la première paire de pistes latérales; un câble primaire ayant une première extrémité de câble couplée au premier chariot, traversant la première poulie, et une seconde extrémité couplée à une première poignée; et un premier mécanisme de résistance configuré pour résister élastiquement au mouvement longitudinal du premier chariot par l’utilisateur, dans lequel le mouvement de la première poignée par l’utilisateur provoque le mouvement du premier chariot et la déformation du premier mécanisme de résistance.

[A63B] APPAREIL POUR L’ENTRAÎNEMENT PHYSIQUE, LA GYMNASTIQUE, LA NATATION, L’ESCALADE OU L’ESCRIME; JEUX DE BALLON; ÉQUIPEMENT D’ENTRAÎNEMENT (appareils pour exercice passif, massage A61H)


Méthodes et systèmes de gamification
Brevet No. 10617950

Inventeur (s): David Hancock (Plano, Texas)
Cessionnaire (s): UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Cabinet d’avocats: Perkins Coie LLP (17 bureaux non locaux)
Numéro d’application, date, vitesse: 16222509 le 17/12/2018 (application 484 jours à émettre)

Abstrait: Les procédés et systèmes décrits dans cette divulgation visent la gamification. Dans certains modes de réalisation, la présente divulgation concerne des procédés et des systèmes pour suivre les actions prises par un utilisateur à des niveaux de jeu prédéterminés dans une application de jeu, l’application de jeu facilitant également les utilisateurs pour interagir avec l’application de jeu sous la forme de questions et réponses. Si l’utilisateur n’est pas en mesure de fournir un nombre minimum de réponses correctes aux questions présentées, l’application de jeu affiche les actions qui doivent être effectuées par l’utilisateur pour continuer à jouer au jeu. Dans certains modes de réalisation, un jeu est temporairement suspendu par un signal de pause envoyé à l’application de jeu. Le jeu reprend lorsqu’un signal de reprise est envoyé pour activer l’application de jeu.

[A63F] JEUX DE CARTE, DE PLANCHE OU DE ROULETTE; JEUX INTÉRIEURS UTILISANT DE PETITS CORPS DE JEU EN MOUVEMENT; JEUX VIDÉO; JEUX NON PRÉVUS AILLEURS [5]


Dispositifs et tests pour le diagnostic de la sinusite
Brevet No. 10620221

Inventeur (s): Oriana E. Hawkins (Fort Worth, TX), Soumya Mohana-Sundaram (Fort Worth, TX)
Cessionnaire (s): Entvantage Diagnostics, Inc. (Austin, TX)
Cabinet d’avocats: Shay Glenn LLP (1 bureaux non locaux)
Numéro d’application, date, vitesse: 15470849 le 27/03/2017 (application de 1114 jours à émettre)

Abstrait: Méthodes et kits pour échantillonner des muqueuses à l’intérieur d’un sinus afin de déterminer si un seul échantillon comprend un ou plusieurs types bactériens indiquant une sinusite bactérienne.

[A61B] DIAGNOSTIC; CHIRURGIE; IDENTIFICATION (analyse du matériel biologique G01N, p.ex. G01N 33/48)


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

Dispositif d’extraction d’eau de l’environnement
Brevet No. 10617972

Inventeur (s): Francisco Javier Velasco Valcke (Bogot,, CO)
Cessionnaire (s): Panacea Quantum Leap Technology LLC (Dallas, TX)
Cabinet d’avocats: Le cabinet d’avocats Morales (2 bureaux non locaux)
Numéro d’application, date, vitesse: 15536126 le 15/12/2015 (application de 1582 jours à émettre)

Abstrait: La présente invention consiste en un dispositif d’extraction d’eau de l’environnement, comprenant un moyen pour capturer l’eau de l’environnement au moyen d’un dessicant liquide, une chambre d’évaporation, un mécanisme d’évaporation, un conduit à travers lequel le dessicant liquide avec de l’eau s’écoule de la capture des moyens vers la chambre d’évaporation, un conduit à travers lequel le dessicant liquide s’écoule de la chambre d’évaporation vers les moyens de capture, un réservoir pour déposer l’eau extraite du dessicant liquide dans la chambre d’évaporation, un conduit à travers lequel l’eau s’écoule du cylindre du mécanisme d’évaporation au réservoir, et un dispositif de contrôle qui contrôle le compresseur. Le mécanisme d’évaporation comprend un cylindre situé à l’intérieur de la chambre d’évaporation, une membrane située à l’intérieur du cylindre et un compresseur fonctionnellement connecté à la membrane pour gonfler et dégonfler la membrane.

[B01D] SÉPARATION (séparation des solides des solides par des méthodes humides B03B, B03D, par des gabarits ou des tables pneumatiques B03B, par d’autres méthodes sèches B07; séparation magnétique ou électrostatique des matériaux solides des matériaux solides ou des fluides, séparation par des champs électriques à haute tension B03C; centrifugeuses B04B ; appareils vortex B04C; presses en soi pour extraire le liquide du matériau contenant du liquide B30B 9/02) [5]


Système et procédé d’installation de tuiles de toit
Brevet No. 10618156

Inventeur (s): Claudio Caselli (Dallas, TX), Rahul Patki (Richardson, TX), Raul Rodriguez (Dallas, TX), Terry Adams (Dallas, TX)
Cessionnaire (s): Daltile Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Cabinet d’avocats: Troutman Sanders LLP (9 bureaux non locaux)
Numéro d’application, date, vitesse: 16028806 le 07/06/2018 (application 648 jours à émettre)

Abstrait: Système d’installation de tuiles en porcelaine comprenant: une tuile ayant un corps en porcelaine muni d’un trou de fixation; un clou destiné à être inséré dans le trou de fixation de la tuile pour installer ainsi la tuile sur une structure de toit; un pistolet à clous pour pousser le clou dans le trou de fixation; dans lequel le pistolet à clous a un élément de centrage configuré pour être couplé avec le trou de fixation.

[B25C] OUTILS DE CLOUAGE OU D’AGRAFAGE À MAIN; OUTILS D’AGRAFAGE PORTABLES À COMMANDE MANUELLE (fabrication de chaussures A43D)


Appareil et procédé pour extruder des bandes sur un produit extrudé
Brevet No. 10618211

Inventeur (s): Mark D. Bennett (Bonham, TX), William T. Bigbee, Jr. (Melissa, TX)
Cessionnaire (s): Encore Wire Corporation (McKinney, Texas)
Cabinet d’avocats: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 bureaux non locaux)
Numéro d’application, date, vitesse: 15842505 le 14/12/2017 (852 jours d’application à émettre)

Abstrait: Appareil pour extruder une chemise et / ou un matériau isolant sur un produit extrudé avec une ou plusieurs bandes longitudinales incorporées sur la surface dudit produit extrudé comprenant un corps, un conduit d’alimentation primaire pour transporter un matériau d’extrusion primaire, une filière de rayage, un secondaire un conduit d’alimentation pour transporter un matériau d’extrusion secondaire, un adaptateur de filière de rayage, un conduit d’alimentation de bande s’étendant à travers l’adaptateur de filière de rayonnage pour transporter un matériau d’extrusion de filage. L’adaptateur de matrice de rayage peut également comprendre un thermocouple pour maintenir la viscosité du matériau d’extrusion de striping et un thermocouple pour surveiller la température dudit adaptateur de matrice de striping. La matrice de stripage comprend une ou plusieurs sorties d’extrusion de striping pour transporter le matériau d’extrusion de striping sur le produit extrudé. La filière de rayage peut également comprendre une goulotte en forme de triangle pour délivrer des quantités égales de matériau d’extrusion de rayures auxdites sorties d’extrusion pour extrusion sur le produit.

[B29C] FAÇONNAGE OU ASSEMBLAGE DE PLASTIQUES; FAÇONNAGE DE MATÉRIAU DANS UN ÉTAT PLASTIQUE, NON PRÉVU AILLEURS; APRÈS LE TRAITEMENT DES PRODUITS FAÇONNÉS, p. Ex. RÉPARATION (fabrication de préformes B29B 11/00; fabrication de produits stratifiés en combinant des couches précédemment non liées qui deviennent un seul produit dont les couches resteront ensemble B32B 37/00-B32B 41/00) [4]


Système de vue latérale pour véhicule
Brevet No. 10618468

Inventeur (s): Scott L. Frederick (Brighton, MI), Scott P. Robison (Dexter, MI)
Cessionnaire (s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, Texas)
Cabinet d’avocats: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 bureaux non locaux)
Numéro d’application, date, vitesse: 16049101 le 30/07/2018 (application de 624 jours à émettre)

Abstrait: Système de vue latérale pour un véhicule comprenant un dispositif d’affichage qui affiche une vue latérale du véhicule, une caméra couplée fonctionnellement au dispositif d’affichage qui capture la vue latérale du véhicule, et un ensemble bras qui articule la caméra entre une position cachée pour être dissimulé dans une partie de porte du véhicule et une position étendue pour capturer la vue latérale du véhicule, l’ensemble de bras comprenant un élément de bras ayant une caméra, un boîtier de bras encastré dans la partie de porte du véhicule pour recevoir l’élément de bras, et une surface externe de bras qui correspond à une surface externe de la partie de porte et des sièges affleurant sensiblement avec la surface externe de la partie de porte lorsque la caméra est en position cachée.

[B60R] VÉHICULES, ACCESSOIRES DE VÉHICULE OU PIÈCES DE VÉHICULE, NON PRÉVUS AILLEURS (prévention des incendies, confinement ou extinction spécialement adaptés aux véhicules A62C 3/07)


Extension du mode véhicule électrique dans les conditions de descente
Brevet No. 10618512

Inventeur (s): Shingo Eto (Ann Arbor, MI), Thomas S. Hawley (Ann Arbor, MI)
Cessionnaire (s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, Texas)
Cabinet d’avocats: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 bureaux non locaux)
Numéro d’application, date, vitesse: 15669876 le 08/04/2017 (application 984 jours à émettre)

Abstrait: L’invention concerne un système et des procédés pour améliorer l’économie de carburant d’un véhicule hybride. Un véhicule hybride peut inclure un mode de conduite EV, où le moteur seul propulse le véhicule hybride. Cependant, l’utilisation d’un tel mode de conduite peut être limitée à des conditions impliquant une faible force d’entraînement et des demandes d’alimentation en raison des spécifications de puissance du moteur et de la batterie. Dans certaines circonstances, les conditions dans lesquelles le moteur peut être utilisé pour propulser le véhicule hybride peuvent être étendues. Ces conditions peuvent inclure des cas où le conducteur ne recherche que des accélérations légères pendant une courte période de temps. Un tel mode EV étendu peut être déclenché lorsque le véhicule hybride se déplace dans une pente descendante.

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


Système et appareil pour positionner un dispositif de flottaison
Brevet No. 10618604

Inventeur (s): Kristi Ann Clift (Coppell, Texas)
Cessionnaire (s): NON ATTRIBUÉ
Cabinet d’avocats: Aucun avocat
Numéro d’application, date, vitesse: 15345486 le 11/07/2016 (application de 1254 jours à émettre)

Abstrait: Appareil et système de positionnement pour empêcher un dispositif de flottaison de bouger qui comprend au moins un appareil de couplage de surface pour coupler l’appareil de positionnement à une surface adjacente à un plan d’eau, dans lequel l’appareil de couplage de surface se verrouille solidement sur une surface plane, au moins un coupleur de flottaison antidérapant à saisir sur un dispositif de flottaison, le coupleur de flottaison antidérapant saisit solidement tout dispositif de flottaison en le saisissant sur n’importe quelle partie du dispositif de flottaison, et au moins une ligne d’extension couplée à l’appareil de couplage de surface et au coupleur de flottaison à glissement, la au moins une ligne d’extension maintient la dérive du dispositif de flottaison vers un emplacement indésirable.

[B63B] NAVIRES OU AUTRES NAVIRES PORTÉS SUR L’EAU; EQUIPEMENT POUR L’EXPÉDITION (dispositions pour la ventilation, le chauffage, le refroidissement ou la climatisation des navires B63J 2/00; sous-structures flottantes servant de supports aux dragues ou aux engins de terrassement E02F 9/06) [2]


Procédé et appareil de verrouillage par rotation du gouvernail
Brevet No. 10618627

Inventeur (s): Dakota Charles Easley (Hurst, TX), Danielle Lynn Moore (Fort Worth, TX), Levi Charles Hefner (Arlington, TX)
Cessionnaire (s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Cabinet d’avocats: Winstead PC (Local + 2 autres métros)
Numéro d’application, date, vitesse: 15895192 le 13/02/2018 (application de 791 jours à émettre)

Abstrait: Un exemple de véhicule aérien comprend un gouvernail relié de manière amovible au véhicule aérien par un mécanisme de verrouillage à rotation. Le mécanisme de verrouillage par rotation est sollicité dans une position verrouillée par un élément élastique.

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


Ensemble de pales de rotor pliables
Brevet No. 10618632

Inventeur (s): Christopher E. Foskey (Keller, TX), Michael C. Burnett (Fort Worth, TX)
Cessionnaire (s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Cabinet d’avocats: Timmer Law Group, PLLC (1 bureaux non locaux)
Numéro d’application, date, vitesse: 15430956 le 13/02/2017 (application de 1156 jours à émettre)

Abstrait: Adaptateur pour un ensemble de pales de rotor comprenant un élément de support ayant une surface extérieure et une surface intérieure; une caractéristique extérieure s’étendant latéralement à partir de la surface extérieure de l’élément de support et comprenant une première patte et une deuxième patte; une caractéristique intérieure s’étendant latéralement depuis la surface intérieure de l’élément de support et comprenant un premier bras et un deuxième bras. La caractéristique extérieure et la caractéristique intérieure sont configurées de telle sorte qu’un plan défini par une surface de fixation d’au moins l’un des premiers ergots et le deuxième ergot n’est pas parallèle à un plan défini par une surface de fixation d’au moins l’un des premiers bras et le deuxième bras.

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


Plaque de fermeture de l’arbre du rotor
Brevet No. 10618643

Inventeur (s): Bryan Kenneth Baskin (Arlington, TX), Ron William Waldo (North Richland Hills, TX)
Cessionnaire (s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT)
Cabinet d’avocats: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 bureaux non locaux)
Numéro d’application, date, vitesse: 15101762 du 12/04/2013 (2323 jours d’application à émettre)

Abstrait: L’invention concerne un ensemble moyeu de rotor comprenant un moyeu de rotor ouvert ayant une plaque de base et une pluralité d’éléments de rotor montés sur une circonférence de la plaque de base. Les éléments de rotor sont configurés pour former une pluralité d’ouvertures d’aube de rotor entre des éléments de rotor adjacents et une ouverture centrale entre tous les éléments de rotor. Une plaque comprend une partie centrale du corps et une pluralité de bras. Chacun de la pluralité de bras est configuré pour être monté sur l’un de la pluralité d’éléments de rotor de sorte que la partie de corps centrale est généralement positionnée à l’intérieur de l’ouverture centrale du moyeu de rotor ouvert.

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


Ensemble rotor ayant une rotule pour des capacités de vectorisation de poussée
Brevet No. 10618646

Inventeur (s): John Richard McCullough (Fort Worth, TX), Jouyoung Jason Choi (Fort Worth, TX), Mark Adam Wiinikka (Fort Worth, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Fort Worth, TX)
Cessionnaire (s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Cabinet d’avocats: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Numéro d’application, date, vitesse: 15606275 le 26/05/2017 (application 1054 jours à émettre)

Abstrait: Un ensemble rotor pour un aéronef peut fonctionner pour générer un vecteur de poussée variable. L’ensemble rotor comprend un mât qui peut tourner autour d’un axe de mât. Une rotule est positionnée autour et non rotative avec le mât. Un ensemble de commande d’inclinaison est positionné sur et a un degré de liberté d’inclinaison par rapport à la rotule. L’ensemble de commande d’inclinaison ne peut pas tourner avec le mât. Un moyeu de rotor est couplé en rotation à l’ensemble de commande d’inclinaison. Le moyeu du rotor peut tourner avec le mât dans un plan de rotation et peut être incliné avec l’ensemble de commande d’inclinaison. Le moyeu du rotor comprend une pluralité de mors couplés chacun à une pale de rotor. L’actionnement de l’ensemble de commande d’inclinaison modifie le plan de rotation du moyeu du rotor par rapport à l’axe du mât, générant ainsi le vecteur de poussée variable.

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


Avions configurables en mission ayant des orientations VTOL et biplan
Brevet No. 10618647

Inventeur (s): John Richard McCullough (Weatherford, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Azle, TX)
Cessionnaire (s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Cabinet d’avocats: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Numéro d’application, date, vitesse: 16154173 du 10/08/2018 (application de 554 jours à émettre)

Abstrait: Un avion configurable pour une mission, utilisable pour faire la transition entre la portance poussée dans une orientation VTOL et la portance portée dans une orientation biplan. L’avion comprend une cellule ayant des première et deuxième ailes avec des premier et deuxième pylônes s’étendant entre eux. Un réseau de poussée distribué bidimensionnel est fixé à la cellule. Le réseau de poussée comprend une pluralité d’ensembles de propulsion in-bord couplés aux première et deuxième stations de nacelle in-bord des première et deuxième ailes. Le réseau de poussée comprend également une pluralité d’ensembles de propulsion hors-bord couplés aux première et seconde stations de nacelle hors-bord des première et deuxième ailes. Un système de commande de vol peut fonctionner pour contrôler indépendamment chacun des ensembles de propulsion. Une charge utile est couplée à la cellule. Les ensembles de propulsion in-bord ont un type de poussée différent du type de poussée des ensembles de propulsion hors-bord.

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


Avions à rotors basculants ayant des modules de charge utile interchangeables
Brevet No. 10618656

Inventeur (s): Kip Gregory Campbell (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15724669 on 10/04/2017 (923 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A tiltrotor aircraft has a vertical takeoff and landing flight mode and a forward flight mode. The aircraft includes an airframe having a wing with oppositely disposed wing tips. Tip booms respectively extend longitudinally from the wing tips. Forward rotors are coupled to the forward ends of the tip booms and aft rotors are coupled to the aft ends of the tip booms. The forward rotors are reversibly tiltable between a vertical lift orientation, wherein the forward rotors are above the tip booms, and a forward thrust orientation, wherein the forward rotors are forward of the tip booms. The aft rotors are reversibly tiltable between a vertical lift orientation, wherein the aft rotors are below the tip booms, and a forward thrust orientation, wherein the aft rotors are aft of the tip booms. One of a plurality of payload modules is interchangeable coupled to the airframe, wherein each payload module has a respective function.

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


Elastic drawstring trash bag
Patent No. 10618698

Inventor(s): Brad A. Cobler (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Poly-America, L.P. (Grand Prairie, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16269040 on 02/06/2019 (433 days app to issue)

Abstrait: The present invention relates to polymeric bags, particularly polymeric drawstring trash bags. The present invention comprises a trash bag having an elastic drawstring. The elastic drawstring trash bag features an integrated short seal comprising an inner seal, an outer seal, and an intermediate seal. The integrated short seal functions to reduce the upper opening of the drawstring trash bag, while the elastic drawstring utilized with the bag provides a bag that allows the bag to fit snugly on many common trash receptacles.

[B65D] CONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES


Medical vial cap
Patent No. 10618700

Inventor(s): Abe Frishman (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): World Bottling Cap, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Michael Best Friedrich LLP (10 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15048776 on 02/19/2016 (1516 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A crown, for a medical vial opening, has a top portion and a skirt surrounding the top portion. The skirt terminates at a lower edge defined in a first horizontal plane. An opener assembly is mounted to a portion of the top. A first scoring line extends from the portion of the top to which the opener assembly is mounted to the lower edge of the skirt in a continuous radial direction, and a second scoring line provides an upper radial segment extending from the opener assembly to the skirt along a radial axis, and a lower annular segment that extends circumferentially along the skirt in an annular direction and extending from a terminus of the upper radial segment. The lower annular segment is defined in a second horizontal plane equidistant to the first horizontal plane associated with the lower edge of the skirt.

[B65D] CONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES


Apparatus and method for a free-spinning wire dispensing reel
Patent No. 10618768

Inventor(s): John L. Rhoads (The Colony, TX), William T. Bigbee, Jr. (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): Encore Wire Corporation (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15990687 on 05/28/2018 (687 days app to issue)

Abstrait: An apparatus and method for dispensing wire or cable from a reel assembly. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises an inner flange assembly and an outer flange assembly. The inner flange assembly is capable of freely rotating relative to the outer flange assembly for dispensing wire from any surface. In another embodiment, the apparatus includes an inner flange assembly, an outer flange assembly, and an external bay. The inner flange assembly is capable of freely rotating relative to the outer flange assembly and the external bay. The external bay is capable of freely rotation relative to the outer flange assembly and the inner flange assembly. In another embodiment, wire is dispensed from a reel assembly comprising an inner flange assembly and an outer flange assembly. In yet another embodiment, wire is dispensed from a reel assembly comprising an inner flange assembly, an outer flange assembly, and an external bay.

[B65H] HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES


Vehicle video systems including rear mounted video cameras
Patent No. 10621445

Inventor(s): Christopher M. Higgins (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: 15196856 on 06/29/2016 (1385 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A vehicle includes a vehicle body that has a cabin area and a cargo area including a truck bed assembly. A tailgate assembly is pivotally connected to the truck bed assembly at a location between a pair of tailgate posts, the tailgate assembly being moveable between a raised configuration and a lowered configuration. A vehicle video system includes a first rear video camera that captures a first field of view at least partially rearward of a rear bumper assembly of the vehicle body with the tailgate assembly in the raised configuration and a second rear video camera that captures a second field of view rearward of the tailgate assembly with the tailgate assembly in the lowered configuration.

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


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

Oligo-benzamide compounds and their use
Patent No. 10618869

Inventor(s): Ganesh Raj (Plano, TX), Jung-Mo Ahn (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15860095 on 01/02/2018 (833 days app to issue)

Abstrait: The present invention includes bis- and tris-benzamide compounds that block AR signaling and have anticancer activity. Uses for these compounds, and pharmaceutical compositions containing the same, also are provided.

[C07C] ACYCLIC OR CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS (macromolecular compounds C08; production of organic compounds by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25B 3/00, C25B 7/00)


Water oxidation catalyst including cobalt molybdenum
Patent No. 10619252

Inventor(s): Hongfei Jia (Ann Arbor, MI), Kenneth James McDonald (Whitmore Lake, 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: 15720609 on 09/29/2017 (928 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A process for oxidizing water using hydrated cobalt molybdenum is disclosed. A plurality of hydrated cobalt molybdenum nanoparticles are supported on an electrode and are able to catalytically interact with water molecules generating oxygen. The catalyst can be used as part of an electrochemical or photo-electrochemical cell for the generation of electrical energy.

[C25B] ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF COMPOUNDS OR NON- METALS; APPARATUS THEREFOR (anodic or cathodic protection C23F 13/00; single-crystal growth C30B) [2]


F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Engineered wood planks
Patent No. 10619355

Inventor(s): James Colten, II (Midlothian, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16019235 on 06/26/2018 (658 days app to issue)

Abstrait: An engineered wood plank made using a unique lamella layer. The lamella layer has a number of lamella layer sections joined together by lap splice joints which allow the lamella layer to be pressure adhered onto a backing material without breaking, and wear in a manner similar to known engineered hardwood flooring.

[E04F] FINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS (windows, doors E06B)


Self-regulating turbine flow
Patent No. 10619435

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Richard Decena Ornelaz (Frisco, TX), Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16337352 on 03/12/2018 (764 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A downhole assembly includes a base pipe, a power generator, and a flow control device positioned within a flow path for a fluid that extends between the exterior and the interior of the base pipe. The flow control device can control an amount of incoming flow that is directed to the power generator and an amount that is directed to the interior of the base pipe without passing through the power generator. A flow through the power generator can be maintained so that power is provided throughout operation of the flow control device.

[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]


Dissolvable whipstock for multilateral wellbore
Patent No. 10619438

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15556210 on 12/02/2016 (1229 days app to issue)

Abstrait: It may be required at a well site to create a lateral wellbore from a primary wellbore. A dissolvable whipstock assembly may be positioned within a primary wellbore to deflect a mill or drill bit to create a secondary wellbore. The dissolvable whipstock assembly may include a wear plate coupled to a whipstock. The wear plate comprises an incline or ramp to deflect a mill or drill to a casing exit or pre-milled window to create the secondary wellbore. The wear plate comprises a material that is strong enough to withstand the force applied by the drilling and is degradable or dissolvable. Any one or more components of the whipstock may be dissolvable such that at least a portion of the whipstock dissolves to form a pathway through any remaining portion of the dissolvable whipstock and the primary wellbore.

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


Degradable downhole tools comprising retention mechanisms
Patent No. 10619445

Inventor(s): Charles Timothy Smith (McKinney, TX), Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Zachary Murphree (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14765612 on 08/13/2014 (2071 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Downhole tools comprising a body and at least one sealing element, wherein at least a portion of the body is degradable when exposed to a wellbore environment; and a retention mechanism configured to retain the sealing element in place during degradation of the portion of the body that is degradable, wherein the downhole tool is capable of actuating to fluidly seal two sections of the wellbore with the sealing element.

[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]


Remotely operated and multi-functional down-hole control tools
Patent No. 10619450

Inventor(s): Syed Hamid (Dallas, TX), William M. Richards (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15757191 on 10/02/2015 (1656 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A system for controlling flow in a wellbore can include a down-hole control module that is hydraulically coupled to multiple components of the system. The control module can include a computer, which can be preprogrammed to operate the various components in a particular sequence, and communicate confirmation or error signals to a surface location. The control module can also include a micro-hydraulic motor and pump that can that can be instructed by the computer to selectively deliver hydraulic fluid to one or more of the components of the system. The system can include isolation members such as packers, hydraulic pressure maintenance devices (PMDs), hydraulic sheer joints, inflow control devices or valves (ICDs or ICVs) and a three-position valve that can be actuated by the control module without necessitating communication with a surface location.

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


Annular flow control devices and methods of use
Patent No. 10619460

Inventor(s): Jean Marc Lopez (Plano, TX), John Gano (Carrollton, TX), Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15040392 on 02/10/2016 (1525 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A flow control device includes an annular inner shroud coupled to a work string that defines one or more flow ports therein, and an annular outer shroud also coupled to the work string and radially offset from the inner shroud such that a channel is defined between at least a portion of the inner and outer shrouds. The channel is in fluid communication with at least one of the one or more flow ports and configured to restrict a flow rate of a fluid. The work string has a central axis and the inner and outer shrouds extend longitudinally within the work string.

[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]


Devices and methods for digital signal processing in mud pulse telemetry
Patent No. 10619479

Inventor(s): Yumin Zhang (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Gilliam IP PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15519528 on 12/10/2014 (1952 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Systems and methods for digital signal processing are provided. A method includes mapping a symbol in a pulse sequence by using a pulse width and a pulse start in the symbol, reading a message using a symbol value for each symbol in a string of symbols, and modifying a drilling configuration according to the message. A device configured to perform the above method is also provided.

[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]


Target composite core apparatus for radial flow geometry
Patent No. 10620182

Inventor(s): Jacob Andrew McGregor (Burleson, TX), John Douglas Manning (Alvarado, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15752528 on 04/28/2017 (1082 days app to issue)

Abstrait: To optimize the efficiency of a perforating tool system, downhole conditions may be simulated to determine the optimal configuration for the perforating tool system. A simulated wellbore is disposed in a pressure vessel and coupled to a target composite core assembly. A perforating tool system is disposed in the simulated wellbore above the target composite core assembly. The target composite core assembly includes an outer shell. The outer shell comprises a material that supports a rubber bladder or flexible jacket that is disposed about the outer shell. The outer shell isolates the overburden fluid and pressure from the inner core during a radial flow test to more accurately simulate conditions downhole. A parameter of a perforating tool system may be altered based, at least in part, on a result from the radial flow test.

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


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

Universal joint
Patent No. 10619678

Inventor(s): Beau J. St. Pierre (Hudson Oaks, TX), Jason Maw (Beaumont, , CA), Nikolai Kummer (Edmonton, , CA)
Assignee(s): Ulterra Drilling Technologies, L.P. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15160809 on 05/20/2016 (1425 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A universal joint assembled to a drill string transfers torque between two components where rotation of the components may not be completely aligned. The universal joint includes upper and lower longitudinal members each connected to opposite sides of a bearing element. The elements are connected to the bearing element at spaced radial positions. As the joint rotates the bearing element flexes between the connections to accommodate misalignment of the elements. Axial force can be transferred through the bearing element as well as torque.

[F16D] COUPLINGS FOR TRANSMITTING ROTATION (gearing for conveying rotation F16H, e.g. fluid gearing F16H 39/00-F16H 47/00); CLUTCHES (dynamo-electric clutches H02K 49/00; clutches using electrostatic attraction H02N 13/00); BRAKES (electrodynamic brake systems for vehicles in general B60L 7/00; dynamo-electric brakes H02K 49/00) [2]


Composite reinforced ring gear
Patent No. 10619717

Inventor(s): Brian Stanley Modrzejewski (Keller, TX), Gilberto Morales (Arlington, TX), Kenneth Myron Jackson (Euless, TX), Siddhesh Pradeep Raje (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15676146 on 08/14/2017 (974 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A hybrid composite reinforced ring gear minimizing radial deformation during high RPM conditions includes a composite backing secured to a metal rim. In use, at operating temperature the composite backing contracts while the metal rim expands thus creating a compressive stress on the metal rim and significantly reduces radial deformation due to centrifugal forces as compared to an all steel ring gear.

[F16H] GEARING


P H Y S I C S

Functional film laminate
Patent No. 10618232

Inventor(s): Elliot French (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Essilor International (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR)
Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15744316 on 07/15/2015 (1735 days app to issue)

Abstrait: This invention relates to the development of a multi-layer PC polar laminate and its cut and form process. The laminate displays increased adhesion between a PC film layer and an adjacent film layer. As a result of the increased adhesion, less adhesive may be applied between laminate layers, which positively affects PC cracking and mold cavity contamination.

[G02B] OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS (G02F takes precedence; optical elements specially adapted for use in lighting devices or systems thereof F21V 1/00-F21V 13/00; measuring-instruments, see the relevant subclass of class G01, e.g. optical rangefinders G01C; testing of optical elements, systems, or apparatus G01M 11/00; spectacles G02C; apparatus or arrangements for taking photographs or for projecting or viewing them G03B; sound lenses G10K 11/30; electron and ion “optics” H01J; X-ray “optics” H01J, H05G 1/00; optical elements structurally combined with electric discharge tubes H01J 5/16, H01J 29/89, H01J 37/22; microwave “optics” H01Q; combination of optical elements with television receivers H04N 5/72; optical systems or arrangements in colour television systems H04N 9/00; heating arrangements specially adapted for transparent or reflecting areas H05B 3/84) [7]


Apparatus having signal chain lock step for high integrity functional safety applications
Patent No. 10620260

Inventor(s): Ashish Arvind Vanjari (Bangalore, , IN), Jeffrey Earl Stafford (Ada, MI), Prasanth Viswanathan Pillai (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15584550 on 05/02/2017 (1078 days app to issue)

Abstrait: An integrated circuit (IC) chip for providing a safety-critical value includes first and second processing paths. The first processing path includes a first processing element and is coupled to receive a first input signal on a first input pin and to provide a first output signal that provides the safety-critical value on an output pin. The second processing path includes a second processing element and is coupled to receive a second input signal and to provide a second output signal. The first processing path and the second processing path are independent of each other. A smart comparator on the IC chip receives the first output signal and the second output signal and initiates a remedial action responsive to a difference between the first output signal and the second output signal reaching a configurable threshold.

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


Electroseismic surveying in exploration and production environments
Patent No. 10620338

Inventor(s): Alan Katz (Dallas, TX), Arthur Thompson (Houston, TX), Mark Griffin (Dallas, TX), Robert England (Flower Mound, TX), Todd W. Benson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): ES Xplore, L.L.C. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14997237 on 01/15/2016 (1551 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Systems, methods, and computer programs for monitoring a drilling operation in a subterranean formation include receiving, from a first sensor array, one or more seismic signals caused, at least in part, by the drilling operation in the subterranean formation; receiving, from the first sensor array, one or more electromagnetic signals generated by an electroseismic or seismoelectric conversion of the one or more seismic signals caused, at least in part, by the drilling operation in the subterranean formation; and determining a property of one or more of the drillstring and the subterranean formation based, at least in part, on the seismic signals and the corresponding electromagnetic signals received from the first sensor array. The first sensor array is arranged to monitor the drilling operation.

[G01V] GEOPHYSICS; GRAVITATIONAL MEASUREMENTS; DETECTING MASSES OR OBJECTS; TAGS (means for indicating the location of accidentally buried, e.g. snow-buried, persons A63B 29/02) [6]


Method of making an enhanced coupling strength grating having a cover layer
Patent No. 10620378

Inventor(s): Ashok V. Krishnamoorthy (San Diego, CA), Gary A. Evans (Plano, TX), Guoliang Li (San Diego, CA), Jay B. Kirk (Plano, TX), Jerome K. Butler (Richardson, TX), Jin Yao (San Diego, CA), Ruo-Hua He (Dallas, TX), Xuezhe Zhe
Assignee(s): Oracle International Corporation (Redwood Shores, CA), Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16522544 on 07/25/2019 (264 days app to issue)

Abstrait: The present invention includes an optical waveguide with a grating and a method of making the same for increasing the effectiveness of the grating. In one example, the grating is at least partially covered by a liner layer disposed on at least a portion of a grating; and a cover layer disposed on the liner layer, wherein a first material selected for the core and ridges and a second material selected for the liner layer are selected to provide a difference in the index of refraction between the first and second material that is sufficient to provide a contrast therebetween.

[G02B] OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS (G02F takes precedence; optical elements specially adapted for use in lighting devices or systems thereof F21V 1/00-F21V 13/00; measuring-instruments, see the relevant subclass of class G01, e.g. optical rangefinders G01C; testing of optical elements, systems, or apparatus G01M 11/00; spectacles G02C; apparatus or arrangements for taking photographs or for projecting or viewing them G03B; sound lenses G10K 11/30; electron and ion “optics” H01J; X-ray “optics” H01J, H05G 1/00; optical elements structurally combined with electric discharge tubes H01J 5/16, H01J 29/89, H01J 37/22; microwave “optics” H01Q; combination of optical elements with television receivers H04N 5/72; optical systems or arrangements in colour television systems H04N 9/00; heating arrangements specially adapted for transparent or reflecting areas H05B 3/84) [7]


Enhanced coupling strength grating having a cover layer
Patent No. 10620379

Inventor(s): Ashok V. Krishnamoorthy (San Diego, CA), Gary A. Evans (Plano, TX), Guoliang Li (San Diego, CA), Jay B. Kirk (Plano, TX), Jerome K. Butler (Richardson, TX), Jin Yao (San Diego, CA), Ruo-Hua He (Dallas, TX), Xuezhe Zhe
Assignee(s): Oracle International Corporation (Redwood Shores, CA), Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16523291 on 07/26/2019 (263 days app to issue)

Abstrait: The present invention includes an optical waveguide with a grating and a method of making the same for increasing the effectiveness of the grating. In one example, the grating is at least partially covered by a liner layer disposed on at least a portion of a grating; and a cover layer disposed on the liner layer, wherein a first material selected for the core and ridges and a second material selected for the liner layer are selected to provide a difference in the index of refraction between the first and second material that is sufficient to provide a contrast therebetween.

[G02B] OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS (G02F takes precedence; optical elements specially adapted for use in lighting devices or systems thereof F21V 1/00-F21V 13/00; measuring-instruments, see the relevant subclass of class G01, e.g. optical rangefinders G01C; testing of optical elements, systems, or apparatus G01M 11/00; spectacles G02C; apparatus or arrangements for taking photographs or for projecting or viewing them G03B; sound lenses G10K 11/30; electron and ion “optics” H01J; X-ray “optics” H01J, H05G 1/00; optical elements structurally combined with electric discharge tubes H01J 5/16, H01J 29/89, H01J 37/22; microwave “optics” H01Q; combination of optical elements with television receivers H04N 5/72; optical systems or arrangements in colour television systems H04N 9/00; heating arrangements specially adapted for transparent or reflecting areas H05B 3/84) [7]


Expanded beam array for fiber optics
Patent No. 10620387

Inventor(s): Brian K. Bushnell (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Muncy, Geissler, Olds Lowe, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16198883 on 11/23/2018 (508 days app to issue)

Abstrait: An expanded beam fiber optic array connector includes a ferrule holding ends of optical fibers in a first ordered array. A plurality of lenses packaged into a unitary structure, formed of an optical grade material, different than a material used to form the ferrule, is attached to the ferrule. The lenses are arranged into a second ordered array matching the first ordered array of the ends of the optical fibers. The lenses of the expanded beam connector associated with transmit channels can be constructed with a prescription geared specifically for transmitting light, whereas the lenses of the expanded beam connector associated with receive channels can be constructed with a prescription geared specifically for receiving light.

[G02B] OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS (G02F takes precedence; optical elements specially adapted for use in lighting devices or systems thereof F21V 1/00-F21V 13/00; measuring-instruments, see the relevant subclass of class G01, e.g. optical rangefinders G01C; testing of optical elements, systems, or apparatus G01M 11/00; spectacles G02C; apparatus or arrangements for taking photographs or for projecting or viewing them G03B; sound lenses G10K 11/30; electron and ion “optics” H01J; X-ray “optics” H01J, H05G 1/00; optical elements structurally combined with electric discharge tubes H01J 5/16, H01J 29/89, H01J 37/22; microwave “optics” H01Q; combination of optical elements with television receivers H04N 5/72; optical systems or arrangements in colour television systems H04N 9/00; heating arrangements specially adapted for transparent or reflecting areas H05B 3/84) [7]


Millimeter wave chip scale atomic clock
Patent No. 10620589

Inventor(s): Argyrios Dellis (Dallas, TX), Baher Haroun (Allen, TX), Bichoy Bahr (Allen, TX), Juan Alejandro Herbsommer (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16232426 on 12/26/2018 (475 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A clock generator includes a hermetically sealed cavity and clock generation circuitry. A dipolar molecule that exhibits a quantum rotational state transition at a fixed frequency is disposed in the cavity. The clock generation circuitry is configured to generate an output clock signal based on the fixed frequency of the dipolar molecule. The clock generation circuitry includes a detector circuit, a multiplier, and reference oscillator control circuitry. The detector circuit is coupled to the cavity, and is configured to generate a detection signal representative of an amplitude of a signal at an output of the cavity. The multiplier is coupled to the detector circuit, and is configured to multiply the detection signal with a mixing signal to produce a derivative of the detection signal. The reference oscillator control circuitry is configured to set a frequency of a reference oscillator based on the derivative of the detection signal.

[G04F] TIME-INTERVAL MEASURING (measuring pulse characteristics G01R, e.g. G01R 29/02; in radar or like systems G01S; masers H01S 1/00; generation of oscillations H03B; generation or counting of pulses, frequency dividing H03K; analogue/digital conversion in general H03M 1/00) [2]


Collet contrast disk
Patent No. 10620608

Inventor(s): Christopher S. Bender (Plano, TX), Kristopher W. Carlson (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15452264 on 03/07/2017 (1134 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A pick-and-place machine module is provided. The pick-and-place machine module includes a nozzle and a collet disk. The nozzle includes a body, a head and a tubular element extending between the body and the head such that the head is communicative with the body via the tubular element to enable a pick-up of a component by the head. The collet disk is affixed to a surface of the body facing the head about the tubular element and is configured to reflect light incident thereon toward an area of the base surrounding the component.

[G05B] CONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS (fluid-pressure actuators or systems acting by means of fluids in general F15B; valves per se F16K; characterised by mechanical features only G05G; sensitive elements, see the appropriate subclasses, e.g. G12B, subclasses of G01, H01; correcting units, see the appropriate subclasses, e.g. H02K)


Method for forming constant extensions in the same execute packet in a VLIW processor
Patent No. 10620957

Inventor(s): Duc Quang Bui (Grand Prairie, TX), Joseph Raymond Zbiciak (Farmers Branch, TX), Timothy David Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14920402 on 10/22/2015 (1636 days app to issue)

Abstrait: In a very long instruction word (VLIW) central processing unit instructions are grouped into execute packets that execute in parallel. A constant may be specified or extended by bits in a constant extension instruction in the same execute packet. If an instruction includes an indication of constant extension, the decoder employs bits of a constant extension instruction to extend the constant of an immediate field. Two or more constant extension slots are permitted in each execute packet, each extending constants for a different predetermined subset of functional unit instructions. In an alternative embodiment, more than one functional unit may have constants extended from the same constant extension instruction employing the same extended bits. A long extended constant may be formed using the extension bits of two constant extension instructions.

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


System and method for topology-aware job scheduling and backfilling in an HPC environment
Patent No. 10621009

Inventor(s): Anthony N. Richoux (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15855554 on 12/27/2017 (839 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A method for job management in an HPC environment includes determining an unallocated subset from a plurality of HPC nodes, with each of the unallocated HPC nodes comprising an integrated fabric. An HPC job is selected from a job queue and executed using at least a portion of the unallocated subset of nodes.

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


Performance testing of a network segment between test appliances
Patent No. 10621075

Inventor(s): Brian Buege (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): SPIRENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (Sunnyvale, CA)
Law Firm: Haynes Beffel Wolfeld, LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14586180 on 12/30/2014 (1932 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Computer networks include multiple hardware and software devices, each working together to provide a favorable user experience to an operator. Many of these devices are built to standards that have been published by international standards organizations. These standards include functional test criteria that, when executed successfully, assure functionality of the device within a group of devices. The technology disclosed maintains libraries of canned tests based on these published standards. In addition, the technology disclosed can collect, adapt, and execute sets of predefined transactions to a target test network. This will validate that the target test network can scale up to a desired combination of transactions of different types. This is accomplished by manipulating example transaction sets captured from probes or routers that save network accounting records from a model network.

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


Non-volatile storage device with adaptive data bus inversion
Patent No. 10621116

Inventor(s): David Brief (Modiin, , IL)
Assignee(s): WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15617411 on 06/08/2017 (1041 days app to issue)

Abstrait: An apparatus includes an inversion circuit configured to invert a data word, a first partial-inversion circuit configured to invert a first portion of the data word, a second partial-inversion circuit configured to invert a second portion of the data word, and an output selection circuit configured to compare: the data word, an output of the inversion circuit, an output of the first partial-inversion circuit, and an output of the second partial-inversion circuit with a prior data word, and to select an output according to respective numbers of changed bits from the prior data word.

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


Stable File System
Patent No. 10621149

Inventor(s): William Charles Easttom, II (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORKS LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14255775 on 04/17/2014 (2189 days app to issue)

Abstrait: One or more embodiments of the present invention include a memory and a processor. The memory includes a plurality of files, a master cluster record, and an operating system. The processor is configured to execute the operating system in order to locate and load each cluster of a file. Each file includes a plurality of clusters and each cluster includes a first pointer and a second pointer. The first pointer is linked to a previous cluster of a file and second pointer is linked to a subsequent cluster of the file using a double linked list data structure.

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


Extended correlation methods in a content transformation engine
Patent No. 10621196

Inventor(s): Anthony Gibson (Irving, TX), Bruce R. Henderson (Escondido, CA)
Assignee(s): Boomerang Technology Holdings, LLC (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Volentine, Whitt Francos, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16181087 on 11/05/2018 (526 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A method for communicating data includes interfacing content transformation agents customized for different source data repositories with the different source data repositories. The method also includes the content transformation agents constructing first first-stage data feed in a neutral format in accordance with the customization by dynamically selecting and transforming, within the source data repositories, selected source data in the first-stage data feed in the neutral format. The method also includes the content transformation agents sending the first first-stage data feeds to an aggregation agent. The aggregation agent generates for a user and based on specified criteria, a second-stage data feed as a composite of selected source data from the first-stage data feeds.

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


Computer implemented system and method of translation of verification commands of an electronic design
Patent No. 10621290

Inventor(s): Felicia James (Carrollton, TX), Michael Krasnicki (Richardson, TX), Xiyuan Wu (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): ZIPALOG, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16536790 on 08/09/2019 (249 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A computer implemented method of translation of verification commands of an electronic design, comprises the steps of receiving the electronic design, receiving at least one analog test harness model having at least one indirect branch contribution statement and having at least two stimulus parameter stored in at least one specification database and at least one measurement parameter stored in at least one specification database and at least one specification parameter stored in at least one specification database, a first stimulus parameter of the at least two stimulus parameters comprising an input to an input pin of the electronic circuit defined by the electronic design file, translating the at least one indirect branch contribution statement into a plurality of direct branch contribution operators based at least in part upon the at least one analog test harness model and at least one of at least two stimulus parameter stored in at least one specification database and at least one measurement parameter stored in at least one specification database and at least one specification parameter stored in at least one specification database and generating a netlist based at least in part upon the translation.

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


Smart resource instruments and devices
Patent No. 10621327

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: 15730582 on 10/11/2017 (916 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A resource instrument system, alone or in combination with a user computer system, may be utilized to capture information from third-party resource instruments associated with interactions, using a reader component, and process such third-party resources. Additionally, or alternatively, the resource instrument systems may also automatically capture interaction information associated with an interaction and automatically create one or more first resource instruments, using a writing component, in order utilize the one or more first resource instruments in interactions. Moreover, the resource instrument systems of multiple parties may interact with each other to facilitate electronic interactions that may include providing aggregated resources from multiple parties and providing a resource instrument to a third-party.

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


Layering system for resource distribution document authentication
Patent No. 10621363

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: 15621597 on 06/13/2017 (1036 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods, and computer program products for layering authorization of resource distribution documents within an entity. In this way, the invention generates a multi-step layering process for resource distribution document generation. As such, each individual involved in resource distribution document generation process may add a unique layer to the resource distribution document prior to being authorized for use. Once the several layers have all been applied to the resource distribution document, the document becomes authenticated and approved for use. In some embodiments, the layers may include physical layers on the resource distribution document, such as account numbers, signature lines or the like. In some embodiments, the layers may include digital layers that combine to create a digital or physical marking on the resource distribution document identifying authentication for depositing.

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


Method for laser microdissection
Patent No. 10621411

Inventor(s): Andrew Lee (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): LEICA MICROSYSTEMS CMS GMBH (Wetzlar, , DE)
Law Firm: Leydig, Voit Mayer, Ltd. (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14599659 on 01/19/2015 (1912 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A method for laser microdissection includes detecting at least a portion of an object to be dissected in an image-producing manner in a laser microdissection system and generating a first digital object image. A first processing specification is defined based on the first digital object image. In a first processing step, the object is processed using a laser beam of the laser microdissection system in accordance with the first processing specification. At least a portion of the object is detected in an image-producing manner and a second digital object image is generated. A second processing specification is defined during execution of the first processing step based on the second digital object image. In a second processing step, the object is processed using the laser beam of the laser microdissection system in accordance with the second processing specification.

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


Action detection during image tracking
Patent No. 10621444

Inventor(s): Deepanjan Paul (Plano, TX), Sailesh Bharathwaaj Krishnamurthy (Irving, TX), Sarath Vakacharla (Irving, TX), Shahmeer Ali Mirza (Celina, TX)
Assignee(s): 7-Eleven, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16663500 on 10/25/2019 (172 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A system includes a sensor, a weight sensor, and a tracking subsystem. The tracking subsystem receives an image feed of top-view images generated by the sensor and weight measurements from the weight sensor. The tracking subsystem detects an event associated with an item being removed from a rack in which the weight sensor is installed. The tracking subsystem determines that a first person and a second person may be associated with the event. The tracking subsystem then determines, using a first approach, whether an action associated with the event was performed by the first person or the second person. If results of the first approach do not satisfy criteria, a second approach is used to assign the action to the first or second person.

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


Handling perspective magnification in optical flow processing
Patent No. 10621446

Inventor(s): Hrushikesh Tukaram Garud (Parbhani, , IN), Manu Mathew (Bangalore, , IN), Soyeb Noormohammed Nagori (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15684321 on 08/23/2017 (965 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A method of optical flow estimation is provided that includes identifying a candidate matching pixel in a reference image for a pixel in a query image, determining a scaled binary pixel descriptor for the pixel based on binary census transforms of neighborhood pixels corresponding to scaling ratios in a set of scaling ratios, determining a scaled binary pixel descriptor for the candidate matching pixel based on binary census transforms of neighborhood pixels corresponding to scaling ratios in the set of scaling ratios, and determining a matching cost of the candidate matching pixel based on the scaled binary pixel descriptors.

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


Cloud computing scoring systems and methods
Patent No. 10621505

Inventor(s): Perron Richard Sutton (North Richland Hills, TX), Yi Zhou (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): HYPERGRID, INC. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: Workman Nydegger (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14687748 on 04/15/2015 (1826 days app to issue)

Abstrait: There is disclosed a computer-implemented cloud computing scoring system. In an embodiment, a parser receives unstructured sentiment data commenting on a scored service. The parser identifies in the unstructured sentiment data a service category of the scored service. The parser selects from the unstructured sentiment data text relating to the service category and matching one or more opinionative words and phrases listed in a keyword dictionary, thereby producing a structured comment associated with the service category. The structured comment is classified as positive or negative according to a list of exemplary sentiment data sets contained in a learning seed file. The exemplary sentiment data sets are manually assigned a positive or a negative polarity. The learning seed file is configured for enhancement by the ongoing addition of structured sentiment data, the structured sentiment data commenting on the scored service and having a polarity classification.

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


System and method for deploying and versioning machine learning models
Patent No. 10621513

Inventor(s): Amit Deshpande (McKinney, TX), Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Stephen Wylie (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP (US) (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15916032 on 03/08/2018 (768 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Embodiments disclosed herein generally relate to a method and system for generating a container image. A computing system receives a request from a remote computer to provision a container comprising a machine learning model. The computing system generates a first API accessible by the remote computer. The computing system receives one or more parameters for the container via the API. The one or more parameters include a machine learning model type. The computing system retrieves from a library of a plurality of machine learning models a machine learning model corresponding to a type of model specified in the one or more parameters. The computing system generates a container image that includes the machine learning model. The computing system provisions a container based on the container image.

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


Computer methods and computer systems for facilitating business rule generation and validation
Patent No. 10621523

Inventor(s): Parvinder Chadha (Dallas, TX), Sanjay Kulkarni (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Seyfarth Shaw LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16054665 on 08/03/2018 (620 days app to issue)

Abstrait: In some embodiments, the instant invention includes a method that includes: specifically programming a computer system to perform: receiving a plurality of conditions and a plurality of actions; determining a rule by a rule engine based on the plurality of conditions and the plurality of actions; where the rule is designed to operate in a computer program and where the computer program is operationally distinct from the rule engine; dynamically validating, by the rule engine, the rule for a deployment in the computer program, where the dynamically validating includes: evaluating the rule based on a plurality of rule features, where each rule feature is associated with a weighting factor identifying a requirement level applicable to each rule feature, and testing a performance of the rule based on test data related to the computer program; and deploying the rule into the computer program after the rule having been validated.

[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]


Goal-based travel reconstruction
Patent No. 10621529

Inventor(s): Frdric Roulland (Le Versoud, , FR), Joseph Rozen (Grenoble, , FR), Julien Wuthrich (Clamart, , FR)
Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fay Sharpe LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15788334 on 10/19/2017 (908 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A computer-implemented system and method for identifying passenger trips on a transportation network are described. The method includes acquiring transaction data for a collection of passengers boarding at stops on a transportation network. The network includes a plurality of routes. Route sequences are identified, based on the transaction data, each route sequence including at least two trip segments by a passenger. Each pair of trip segments of an identified route sequence are spaced by a transfer. For each identified route sequence, using a trip planner, the route sequence is classified as a multi-segment trip that includes at least one transfer or a multi-trip journey. A route sequence which is classified as a multi-trip journey is partitioned into at least two trips, each trip being a multi-segment trip or a single-segment trip.

[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]


Enhanced content interest and consumption communities
Patent No. 10621556

Inventor(s): Christina I. Flores (Keller, TX), Matthew M. Rocco (Irving, TX), Romelia H. Flores (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Cuenot, Forsythe Kim, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14953826 on 11/30/2015 (1597 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Natural language processing is performed on social media system posts by a plurality of users of a reading community. Corresponding analytical data is generated. Respective interests of the plurality of users can be determined by processing the analytical data. A present location of at least two users of the reading community can be monitored. Responsive to determining that the users are presently located within a pre-determined distance of each other, respective alerts can be presented to those users. Each alert can indicate that the users are presently located within the pre-determined distance of each other, indicate a listing of content being read by the reading community, and indicate a shared interest of the users.

[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 automatically establishing an operative communication channel to transmit instructions for canceling duplicate interactions with third party systems
Patent No. 10621558

Inventor(s): Michael Anderson (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15288833 on 10/07/2016 (1285 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system, method, or computer program product for identifying duplicate third party interactions based on information extracted from multiple resources associated with an enrolled user. Furthermore, the system may automatically modify a duplicate third party interaction upon identification, wherein the system may cancel the duplicate third party interaction by interrupting payments to the third party provider associated with the duplicate interaction. This allows for duplicate interactions to be canceled on behalf of the user without the system knowing user login information associated with the third party interaction. Additionally, the system may provide options for modifying duplicate interactions to the user by way of actionable notifications on the user”s computing device via a client application. The system may also provide the user with reasons for why similarly-situated users modified third party interactions to aid the user”s decision making process.

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


Transferring data using a smart reconciliation system
Patent No. 10621578

Inventor(s): Jerzy Miernik (Allen, TX), Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX), Saritha Vrittamani (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15689061 on 08/29/2017 (959 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Aspects of the disclosure relate to transferring data using a smart reconciliation system. A computing platform may receive, from a smart reconciliation node, a data file. Thereafter, the computing platform may retrieve, based on the data file, a data file profile indicating historical information associated with the data file. Then, the computing platform may determine an issue associated with the data file. Subsequently, the computing platform may identify, based on the issue associated with the data file, a data file level error indicating a level where the issue occurred. Next, the computing platform may generate, based on the data file level error, one or more commands directing the smart reconciliation node to execute an automated response for the issue associated with the data file. Then, the computing platform may transmit the one or more commands. Afterwards, the computing platform may update the data file profile.

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


System and method for obtaining accommodations
Patent No. 10621637

Inventor(s): David S. Litman (Dallas, TX), Robert B. Diener (Miami, FL)
Assignee(s): Consumer Club, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 12754667 on 04/06/2010 (3661 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A system and method are provided whereby a consumer is provided with nonpublic hotel rate accommodations for specifically identified hotels. In particular, a consumer provides a query as to whether a non-public rate exists for an accommodation at a specific hotel or property.

[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]


Integration of customer-stored information with media enabled shopping systems
Patent No. 10621650

Inventor(s): Bret Aylor (Plano, TX), Cody Singleton (Plano, TX), Saul Stawar (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): MEDIA CART HOLDINGS, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16557013 on 08/30/2019 (228 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A media enhanced shopping cart system comprises a shopping cart comprising a frame, a basket, a handle, a base tray, a plurality of wheels, a read component for performing a proximity scan of the shopping cart, a locationing component for determining a location of the shopping cart within a store based on the scan, and a display component for displaying at least one advertisement for a product based on the location of the shopping cart within the store, wherein the locationing component is further operable to determine a location of the product within the store relative to the shopping cart based on the scan, and wherein the display component is further operable to display an indication of the location of the advertised product relative to the location of the shopping cart.

[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, methods and articles for automating access of tax documents for preparing an electronic tax return
Patent No. 10621678

Inventor(s): Kissoon John Ramotar (Frisco, TX), Lior Y. Sharon (Frisco, TX), Preetha Veeraraghavan (Plano, TX), Steven Karl Wheelis (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): INTUIT INC. (Mountain View, CA)
Law Firm: DLA Piper LLP (US) (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15415448 on 01/25/2017 (1175 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for preparing an electronic tax return for a taxpayer which automatically access tax documents from sources of tax documents, such as financial institutions at which the taxpayer has an account. The system receives a request from a tax preparer for tax data regarding a taxpayer. The system analyzes a prior year tax return for the taxpayer and identifies tax documents used to prepare the tax return. The system identifies the source and the type of tax document. The system generates a request to the taxpayer to access the tax documents for the current tax year. The request allows the taxpayer to provide account credentials to access the tax documents from the source. The system accesses the tax documents from the source using the account credentials. The system converts the tax documents into a standard data structure which is automatically imported into a tax return.

[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]


Multi-threaded text affinity analyzer for text and sentiment analytics
Patent No. 10621679

Inventor(s): Prabir Majumder (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Dell Products L.P. (Round Rock, TX)
Law Firm: Terrile, Cannatti Chambers (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15212621 on 07/18/2016 (1366 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A method and system are disclosed for analyzing text affinity among a plurality of social media communications, comprising dividing a first social media communication into first plurality of social media communication threads; dividing a second social media communication into a second plurality of social media communication threads; performing a text affinity analysis operation between respective threads of the first plurality of social media communication threads and the second plurality of social media communication threads; and, determining a level of intervention to perform based upon the text affinity analysis operation.

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


Method and device for automatically generating tag from a conversation in a social networking website
Patent No. 10621681

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15590705 on 05/09/2017 (1071 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a computer implemented method for executing application code to connect with a social networking website, the method including analyzing information from at least a user that is in conversation. At least a word is filtered from the analyzed information. A tag is generated from the filtered word. The tag is connected with at least a media file, and a link is added to the media file and the tag to the display of the conversation in the social networking website.

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


System and method for conducting a game including a computer-controlled player
Patent No. 10621830

Inventor(s): Fredrik A. Dahl (Loerenskog, , NO)
Assignee(s): BRAIN GAMES, L.C. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15961074 on 04/24/2018 (721 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A system and method for conducting a game between at least one live player and at least one computer-controlled player includes executing a training program between at least two agents to generate probability weights correlating actions or meta-actions representing a set or sequenced set of actions with a probability that the action or meta-action will produce a game outcome meeting a specified criterion or specified criteria. A game is conducted in which at least one live player plays against at least one computer-controlled player in which the computer-controlled player selects actions at one or more of the decision nodes in the game based, at least in part, on the probability weights.

[G07F] COIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS (coin sorting G07D 3/00; coin testing G07D 5/00) [7]


Traffic signal learning and optimization
Patent No. 10621863

Inventor(s): Geoffrey D. Gaither (Brighton, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16222908 on 12/17/2018 (484 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Systems and methods are provided for altering the default operation of traffic signals, e.g., static cycling of lights, based on one or more road conditions and/or operating characteristics of vehicles at or near an intersection at which the traffic signals are located. The timing of light changes in traffic signals can be altered based upon a desire to optimize fuel efficiency, prioritize passage of vehicles through the intersection, and/or exhibit favoritism to vehicles that are driven efficiently and/or by drivers contributing to a pay-to-pass system. Traffic signal controllers controlling traffic signals may, over time, learn traffic patterns based on gathered information regarding the operating characteristics of vehicles and/or road conditions.

[G08G] TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS (guiding railway traffic, ensuring the safety of railway traffic B61L; radar or analogous systems, sonar systems or lidar systems specially adapted for traffic control G01S 13/91, G01S 15/88, G01S 17/88; radar or analogous systems, sonar systems or lidar systems specially adapted for anti-collision purposes G01S 13/93, G01S 15/93, G01S 17/93; control of position, course, altitude or attitude of land, water, air or space vehicles, not being specific to a traffic environment G05D 1/00) [2]


Output short circuit protection for display bias
Patent No. 10621942

Inventor(s): Chenjie Ruan (Shanghai, , CN), Sang Kwon Kim (Seoul, , KR), Yonghua Zhou (Shanghai, , CN), Zheren Lai (Shanghai, , CN)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13832451 on 03/15/2013 (2587 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A display power circuit is provided. The display power circuit includes a power supply circuit that receives an input voltage and generates an output voltage to power a display. A power switching device couples the output voltage from the power supply circuit to provide a display voltage for the display. A monitor circuit generates a shut down signal based on a change of the output voltage relative to the input voltage exceeding a predetermined threshold indicating a short circuit condition of the display voltage. A control circuit disables the power switching device based on the shut down signal if the short circuit of the display voltage is detected.

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


Mechanism and instrumentation for metering conversations
Patent No. 10622006

Inventor(s): Leila Jalali (Santa Clara, CA), Masood Mortazavi (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15598162 on 05/17/2017 (1063 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A conversation meter comprises a memory storage comprising instructions and one or more processors in communication with the memory storage. The one or more processors execute the instructions to perform: accessing audio data representing a conversation among a plurality of people; analyzing the audio data to associate one or more portions of the audio data with each person of the plurality of people; analyzing the portions of the audio data to determine one or more conversation metrics for each person of the plurality of people; and causing presentation of at least one of the determined conversation metrics.

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


Method and apparatus for creating a custom track
Patent No. 10622019

Inventor(s): Michael Wayne Shore (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Rose Trading LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Panitch Schwarze Belisario Nadel LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16279666 on 02/19/2019 (420 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A method and system for creating and editing video and/or audio tracks is described. The method includes providing at least one artist, venue, and track available for selection and providing at least one clip associated with the at least one artist, venue, and track. The method also includes allowing a user to create a custom track from the at least one clip. The system includes a plurality of video cameras for recording a live performance at a plurality of positions. The system also includes at least one server for storing a plurality of video clips created from the plurality of video cameras and an application stored on the at least one server for allowing a user to access the plurality of video clips via the Internet.

[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)


Power noise reduction technique for high density memory with gating
Patent No. 10622031

Inventor(s): Harish N. Venkata (Allen, TX), Yu-Feng Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16503805 on 07/05/2019 (284 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Memory devices may have internal circuitry that employs voltages higher than voltages provided by an external power source. Charge pumps are DC/DC converters that may be used to generate, internally, higher voltages for operation. The number of available charge pumps in a memory device may be higher than the number used for certain memory operations. Gating circuitry may be used to selectively enable charge pump cores based on power demands that may be associated with a mode of operation and/or a command.

[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]


Reduced peak self-refresh current in a memory device
Patent No. 10622052

Inventor(s): Vijayakrishna J. Vankayala (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16121448 on 09/04/2018 (588 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Devices and methods include organizing memory units of a memory device into a number of groups. The devices and methods also include self-refreshing each group of memory units on different corresponding sequential clock pulses of a self-refresh clock. Specifically, at least one of each group of memory units counts pulses of a self-refresh clock and invokes a self-refresh after every nth pulse of a cycle of pulses while not invoking a self-refresh on all other pulses of the cycle of pulses.

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


Phase change memory device with reduced read disturb and method of making the same
Patent No. 10622063

Inventor(s): Michael Grobis (Campbell, CA), Ward Parkinson (Boise, ID), Zhaoqiang Bai (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16019745 on 06/27/2018 (657 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A method of operating a phase change memory device includes flowing a write current of a first polarity through a phase change memory element of a selected phase change memory cell, and flowing a read current of a second polarity opposite to the first polarity through the phase change memory element of the selected phase change memory cell. A first junction between the phase change memory element and a first electrode and a second junction between the phase change memory element and a second electrode exhibit asymmetric thermoelectric heat generation during the step of flowing the write current.

[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)


Hybrid microcontroller architecture for non-volatile memory
Patent No. 10622075

Inventor(s): Chi-Lin Hsu (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15994137 on 05/31/2018 (684 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A non-volatile memory system comprises a memory structure and a control circuit connected to the memory structure. The control circuit includes a programmable and reprogrammable hybrid microcontroller having a state machine and one or more processors. The state machine is configured to generate a first set of execution signals in response to a request to perform memory operations on non-volatile memory cells in the memory system. The first set of execution signals have a format configured to interface with one or more circuits coupled to the non-volatile memory cells. The hybrid microcontroller has an interface that translates the first set of execution signals to instruction identifiers. The one or more processors execute instructions identified by the instruction identifiers to generate a second set of execution signals. The second set of execution signals are provided to the one or more circuits to perform the memory operations on the non-volatile memory cells.

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


Bioinformatics systems, apparatuses, and methods executed on an integrated circuit processing platform
Patent No. 10622096

Inventor(s): Michael Ruehle (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Edico Genome Corporation (La Jolla, CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15700018 on 09/08/2017 (949 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A system, method and apparatus for executing a bioinformatics analysis on genetic sequence data includes an integrated circuit formed of a set of hardwired digital logic circuits that are interconnected by physical electrical interconnects. One of the physical electrical interconnects forms an input to the integrated circuit that may be connected with an electronic data source for receiving reads of genomic data. The hardwired digital logic circuits may be arranged as a set of processing engines, each processing engine being formed of a subset of the hardwired digital logic circuits to perform one or more steps in the bioinformatics analysis on the reads of genomic data. Each subset of the hardwired digital logic circuits may be formed in a wired configuration to perform the one or more steps in the bioinformatics analysis. NULL


Dielectric waveguide radar signal distribution
Patent No. 10622694

Inventor(s): Baher S. Haroun (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14969392 on 12/15/2015 (1582 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A system is provided for transmitting sub-terahertz electro-magnetic radio frequency (RF) signals using a dielectric waveguide (DWG) having a dielectric core member surrounded by dielectric cladding. Multiple radar signals may be generated by a radar module that is coupled to a vehicle. A set of DWG segments may be used to transport the radar signals to various launching structures placed in various locations of the vehicle.

[G01S] RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES


Method of determining a direction of rotation and valid transitions of quadrature pulses
Patent No. 10623213

Inventor(s): Richard Mark Poley (Sugar Land, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16433907 on 06/06/2019 (313 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A method of determining a direction of rotation of a shaft is disclosed, as well as an integrated circuit chip that uses the disclosed method. The method includes receiving a first binary signal and a second binary signal from a transducer attached to the shaft, with the first and second binary signals being in quadrature. A present quadrant identification number, QID[subscript]PRESENT[/subscript], is determined as a two-digit binary number by left-shifting a value of the first signal and adding a value of the second signal. After a sampling interval has elapsed, the method sets a past quadrant identification number, QID[subscript]PAST[/subscript], to the value of said QID[subscript]PRESENT[/subscript], determines a new value of QID[subscript]PRESENT [/subscript]and calculates a value of a transition code using an equation that operates on QID[subscript]PRESENT [/subscript]and QID[subscript]PAST[/subscript]. The method uses the transition code to determine a direction of rotation of the shaft.

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


Vehicle tracking techniques
Patent No. 10623834

Inventor(s): Cory A. Matheson (Celina, TX), Kade L. Scott (The Colony, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16247224 on 01/14/2019 (456 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A vehicle monitoring system, includes a vehicle database, which includes information associated with a plurality of vehicles. The vehicle monitoring system also includes a sensor database, which includes information captured by a sensor of an observing vehicle, and one or more processors. The one or more processors may generate a request to determine information associated with a target vehicle and to transmit the request to the sensor in response to determining that the information captured by the sensor does not include the information associated with the target vehicle. The sensor captures the information associated with the target vehicle based at least in part on the request. The one or more processors may also receive and store the information associated with the target vehicle from the sensor. Further, the one or more processors may output the information associated with the target vehicle to a computing device.

[G08C] TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS FOR MEASURED VALUES, CONTROL OR SIMILAR SIGNALS (fluid pressure transmission systems F15B; mechanical means for transferring the output of a sensing member into a different variable G01D 5/00; mechanical control systems G05G) [4]


E L E C T R I C I T Y

Integrated circuit including vertical capacitors
Patent No. 10622073

Inventor(s): Douglas T. Grider (McKinney, TX), Patrick R. Smith (Rockwall, TX), Xiang-Zheng Bo (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15977712 on 05/11/2018 (704 days app to issue)

Abstrait: In some examples, an integrated circuit comprises a first plate, a second plate, and a dielectric layer disposed between the first and second plates, the first and second plates and the dielectric layer forming a vertical capacitor, wherein the first and second plates and the dielectric layer of the vertical capacitor are disposed on an isolation region of the integrated circuit.

[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]


Integrated circuit package with stress directing material
Patent No. 10622270

Inventor(s): Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison, TX), Daniel Lee Revier (Addison, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15693368 on 08/31/2017 (957 days app to issue)

Abstrait: An encapsulated integrated circuit that includes an integrated circuit (IC) die and an encapsulation material encapsulating the IC die. A first portion of the encapsulation material is solid and a second portion of the encapsulation material includes spaces filled with a second material.

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


Packaged multichip module with conductive connectors
Patent No. 10622290

Inventor(s): Manu J. Prakuzhy (Allen, TX), Saumya Gandhi (Irving, TX), Siva Prakash Gurrum (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16032958 on 07/11/2018 (643 days app to issue)

Abstrait: In a described example, a packaged device includes a substrate having a device mounting surface including a first layer of conductive material having a first thickness less than a substrate thickness, the substrate having a second layer of the conductive material having a second thickness less than the substrate thickness. A first semiconductor device is mounted to a first area of the device mounting surface; and a second semiconductor device is mounted to a second area on the device mounting surface and spaced from the first semiconductor device. At least two connectors are formed of the first layer of the substrate having first ends coupled to one of first bond pads on the first semiconductor device and the at least two connectors having second ends coupled to one of second bond pads on the second semiconductor device.

[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]


Bump structures for high density flip chip interconnection
Patent No. 10622324

Inventor(s): Joshua Lund (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Sensors Unlimited, Inc. (Princeton, NJ)
Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15891889 on 02/08/2018 (796 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A method of forming bump structures for interconnecting components includes applying an insulating layer over a device substrate, coating the insulating layer with a dielectric material layer, forming a pattern with photolithography on the dielectric material layer, etching the dielectric material layer to transfer the pattern to the insulating layer, etching the insulating layer to form pockets in the insulating layer following the pattern, applying photolithography to and etching the dielectric material layer to reduce overhang of the dielectric material layer relative to the insulating layer, removing material from top and side walls of the pockets in the insulating layer, and depositing electrically conductive bump material in the pattern so a respective bump is formed in each pocket.

[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]


FinFET including tunable fin height and tunable fin width ratio
Patent No. 10622357

Inventor(s): Chun-Chen Yeh (Danbury, CT), Qing Liu (Watervliet, NY), Ruilong Xie (Schenectady, NY), Xiuyu Cai (Niskayuna, NY)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16294117 on 03/06/2019 (405 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A semiconductor substrate includes a bulk substrate layer that extends along a first axis to define a width and a second axis perpendicular to the first axis to define a height. A plurality of hetero semiconductor fins includes an epitaxial material formed on a first region of the bulk substrate layer. A plurality of non-hetero semiconductor fins is formed on a second region of the bulk substrate layer different from the first region. The non-hetero semiconductor fins are integrally formed from the bulk substrate layer such that the material of the non-hetero semiconductor fins is different from the epitaxial material.

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


Three-dimensional memory device including three-dimensional bit line discharge transistors and method of making the same
Patent No. 10622367

Inventor(s): Hardwell Chibvongodze (Hiratsuka, , JP), Masatoshi Nishikawa (Nagoya, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16142644 on 09/26/2018 (566 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A three-dimensional memory device includes a first alternating stack of first insulating layers and first electrically conductive layers located over a substrate, memory stack structures extending through the first alternating stack, and bit lines overlying the memory stack structures. Vertical discharge transistors are provided, each of which includes a respective vertical discharge transistor channel that extends through a second alternating stack of second insulating layers and second electrically conductive layers laterally spaced from the first alternating stack.

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


Three-dimensional memory device with semicircular metal-semiconductor alloy floating gate electrodes and methods of making thereof
Patent No. 10622368

Inventor(s): James Kai (Santa Clara, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Sunnyvale, CA), Rahul Sharangpani (Fremont, CA), Senaka Kanakamedala (Milpitas, CA), Somesh Peri (San Jose, CA), Yao-Sheng Lee (Tampa, FL)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15227424 on 08/03/2016 (1350 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Azimuthally-split metal-semiconductor alloy floating gate electrodes can be formed by providing an alternating stack of insulating layers and spacer material layers, forming a dielectric separator structure extending through the alternating stack, and forming memory openings that divides the dielectric separator structure into a plurality of dielectric separator structures. The spacer material layers are formed as, or are replaced with, electrically conductive layers, which are laterally recessed selective to the insulating layers and the plurality of dielectric separator structures to form a pair of lateral cavities at each level of the electrically conductive layers in each memory opening. After formation of a blocking dielectric layer, a pair of physically disjoined metal-semiconductor alloy portions are formed in each pair of lateral cavities as floating gate electrodes. A tunneling dielectric layer and a semiconductor channel layer is subsequently formed in each memory opening.

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


Three-dimensional memory device including contact via structures that extend through word lines and method of making the same
Patent No. 10622369

Inventor(s): Fei Zhou (Milpitas, CA), Hiroyuki Kinoshita (San Jose, CA), James Kai (Santa Clara, CA), Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Senaka Kanakamedala (Milpitas, CA), Stephen Ross (Milpitas, CA,
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15877219 on 01/22/2018 (813 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A three-dimensional memory device includes semiconductor devices located on a semiconductor substrate, lower interconnect level dielectric layers embedding lower interconnect structures, an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers overlying the lower interconnect level dielectric layers and including stepped surfaces, memory stack structures vertically extending through the alternating stack, and contact via structures extending downward from the stepped surfaces through underlying portions of the alternating stack to the lower interconnect structures. Each of the contact via structures laterally contacts an electrically conductive layer located at the stepped surfaces, and provides electrical interconnection to an underlying semiconductor device. A top portion of each contact via structures contacts an electrically conductive layer, and is electrically isolated from other underlying electrically conductive layers.

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


Forming replacement low-K spacer in tight pitch fin field effect transistors
Patent No. 10622457

Inventor(s): Chun-Chen Yeh (Clifton Park, NY), Qing Liu (Irvine, CA), Ruilong Xie (Niskayuna, NY), Xiuyu Cai (Niskayuna, NY)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Tutunjian Bitetto, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14879968 on 10/09/2015 (1649 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A semiconductor device that a fin structure, and a gate structure present on a channel region of the fin structure. A composite spacer is present on a sidewall of the gate structure including an upper portion having a first dielectric constant, a lower portion having a second dielectric constant that is less than the first dielectric constant, and an etch barrier layer between sidewalls of the first and second portion of the composite spacer and the gate structure. The etch barrier layer may include an alloy including at least one of silicon, boron and carbon.

[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]


Solar energy systems
Patent No. 10622692

Inventor(s): Dong Liu (Arlington, TX), Fuqiang Liu (Plano, TX), Krishnan Rajeshwar (Arlington, TX), Yi Shen (Arlington, TX), Zi Wei (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Nexsen Pruet, PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15574573 on 05/18/2016 (1427 days app to issue)

Abstrait: In one aspect, solar energy systems are described herein. In some embodiments, such a comprises an electrochemical cell comprising a photoelectrode, a counter electrode, and an ion transport membrane disposed between the photoelectrode and counter electrode. The cell further comprises a first electrolyte solution disposed in fluid communication with the photoelectrode and the membrane, and a second electrolyte solution disposed in fluid communication with the membrane and the counter electrode. The first and/or second electrolyte solution comprises a solvated redox pair. Additionally, the cell also comprises a storage electrode, a first external electrical connection between the photoelectrode and the counter electrode, and a second external electrical connection between the counter electrode and the storage electrode. Components of the system define a liquid junction photovoltaic cell under light conditions and a galvanic cell under dark conditions.

[H01M] PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY [2]


System and method for a mobile antenna with adjustable resonant frequencies and radiation pattern
Patent No. 10622728

Inventor(s): Chun Kit Lai (LaJolla, CA), Ning Ma (San Diego, CA), Wee Kian Toh (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15986096 on 05/22/2018 (693 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Embodiments are provided for an efficient antenna design and operation method to adjust or add frequency bands at mobile devices using the available limited antenna size. The embodiments include electrically coupling to the antenna elements at a mobile or radio device a tuning stub or element through a printed circuit board (PCB) or a metal chassis. The PCB is placed between the antenna elements and the tuning stub and is connected to the antenna elements. The tuning stub, e.g., at a corner of the PCB, is connected or disconnected via a switch from the PCB, and hence the antenna elements, to shift the radiation of the antenna at different frequencies and also provide an additional mode of radiation. The tuning stub can also be switched to vary the radiation pattern of the antenna.

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


Harmonic termination integrated passive device
Patent No. 10622736

Inventor(s): Michael Russo (Morris Plains, NJ), Munawar Kermalli (Morris Plains, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16031680 on 07/10/2018 (644 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A radio frequency (RF) device includes a first and second substrate, a first and second circuit, and an interconnect circuit. Each substrate having a first surface and an opposing second surface, a thickness of the second substrate being greater than a thickness of the first substrate, the second substrate having an overhang portion extending over the first surface of the first substrate. The first circuit disposed on the first substrate having a first contact terminal on the first surface of the first substrate. The second circuit disposed on the second substrate, the second circuit having a second contact terminal on the first surface of the second substrate. The interconnect circuit disposed on the overhang portion of the second substrate. The interconnect circuit including a vertical metal structure electrically connecting the first contact terminal to the second contact terminal.

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


Transient control for power factor correction
Patent No. 10622886

Inventor(s): Manish Bhardwaj (Sugarland, TX), Shamim Choudhury (Katy, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15879360 on 01/24/2018 (811 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A drive circuit includes a transient detector that includes a detector input to receive a loop error signal from a phased locked loop (PLL) and generates a transient detected output signal if a transient is detected in an alternating current (AC) input voltage. A controller includes a controller input to receive the transient detected output signal from the transient detector and a feedback input to sense the AC input voltage provided to a bridge circuit. The controller is configured to apply a PLL angle output signal from the PLL to control switch output signals to the bridge circuit if the transient detected output signal is not generated and configured to apply the AC input voltage sensed from the feedback input to control the switch output signals to the bridge circuit if the transient detected output signal is generated.

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


Isolated DC-DC converter
Patent No. 10622908

Inventor(s): Giavanni Frattini (Travaco” Siccomario, , IT), Maurizio Granato (Milan, , IT), Shailendra Kumar Baranwal (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15859145 on 12/29/2017 (837 days app to issue)

Abstrait: In described examples, an isolated DC-DC converter includes an input node for receiving an input voltage, and a transformer including a primary side having first and second terminals and a ground. First and second high-side switches are coupled between the input node and the first and second terminals, respectively. A first low-side switch is coupled between the first terminal and the ground, and through a first voltage limiter to be activated by a voltage at the second terminal. A second low-side switch is coupled between the second terminal and the ground, and through a second voltage limiter to be activated by a voltage at the first terminal. A switch controller controls the high-side switches so that voltages across the high-side switches are alternatingly zero, using a current through the primary side to alternatingly charge one terminal to an input voltage and discharge the other terminal to a ground 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]


Bulk acoustic wave resonators having a phononic crystal acoustic mirror
Patent No. 10622966

Inventor(s): Bichoy Bahr (Richardson, TX), Ting-Ta Yen (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15660550 on 07/26/2017 (993 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Bulk acoustic wave resonators having a phononic crystal acoustic mirror are disclosed. An example integrated circuit package includes a bulk acoustic wave (BAW) resonator including a phononic crystal acoustic mirror (PCAM), the PCAM including a first arrangement of a first plurality of members in a first region, and a second arrangement of a second plurality of members in a second region, the first arrangement different from the second arrangement.

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


Delay cell
Patent No. 10622979

Inventor(s): Huanzhang Huang (Plano, TX), Shita Guo (Dallas, TX), Yanfei Jiang (Frisco, TX), Yonghui Tang (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16367381 on 03/28/2019 (383 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Aspects of the disclosure provide for a method. In some examples, the method includes detecting a transition in an input signal (IN), generating a bias current based on the detected transition in IN, and modifying a charge status of a capacitor based on the charge current. The method further includes generating an output signal (OUT) based on the charge status of the capacitor, disabling the bias current generation based on values of IN and OUT, and strongly pulling the capacitor up or down based on the disabling the bias current generation.

[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]


Apparatuses with an embedded combination logic circuit for high speed operations
Patent No. 10623001

Inventor(s): Kallol Mazumder (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Dorsey Whitney LLP (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16430258 on 06/03/2019 (316 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Apparatuses for performing combination logic operations with a combination logic circuit are disclosed. According to one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a first-in-first-out stage comprising an combination logic circuit, a input ring counter circuit coupled to the first-in-first-out stage and configured to selectively provide a push signal to the first-in-first-out stage, and a output ring counter circuit coupled to the first-in-first-out stage and configured to selectively provide a pop signal to the first-in-first-out stage, wherein the first-in-first-out stage is configured to perform calculations on input data with the combination logic circuit to generate output data responsive to receiving the push signal and to provide the output data based on the calculations responsive to receiving the pop signal.

[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]


Systems with pairs of voltage level shifter switches to couple voltage level shifters to anti-aliasing filters
Patent No. 10623013

Inventor(s): Kyl Wayne Scott (Richardson, TX), Vishnu Ravinuthula (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16173883 on 10/29/2018 (533 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A battery powered system includes a voltage level shifter, an anti-aliasing filter, a pair of switches, a unity gain differential buffer, a second pair of switches, and an analog-to-digital converter. The first pair of switches couple the differential output port of the voltage level shifter to the differential input port of the anti-aliasing filter. The second pair of switches couple the differential output port of the anti-aliasing filter to the differential input port of the unity gain differential buffer. The analog-to-digital converter is coupled to the differential output port of the unity gain differential buffer.

[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]


Backplane with near field coupling to modules
Patent No. 10623063

Inventor(s): Ali Djabbari (Saratoga, CA), Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison, TX), Lutz Albrecht Naumann (Geldern, , DE), Mark William Morgan (Allen, TX), Swaminathan Sankaran (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16036652 on 07/16/2018 (638 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A removable module includes circuitry, a near field communication (NFC) coupler to provide a data signal to the circuitry, and a second NFC coupler to supply operating voltage to the circuitry.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Hyperscale photonics connectivity solution
Patent No. 10623101

Inventor(s): Terrel Morris (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Patent Department (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16057626 on 08/07/2018 (616 days app to issue)

Abstrait: The present disclosure provides an effective solution to employ hyperscale photonics connectivity using existing server connections. The solution described in the present disclosure eliminates top-of-rack switches and facilitates a manner for servers to connect directly to middle-of-row switches. An apparatus consistent with the present disclosure includes a primary transceiver device. The primary server-end transceiver device comprising a photonics transceiver and a first electrical transmitter. The apparatus further includes a first secondary server-end transceiver device, the first secondary server-end transceiver device comprising a second electrical transmitter. In addition, a first electrical cable electrically couples the primary server-end transceiver to the first secondary server-end transceiver device. The present disclosure enables the use of an input fiber connection and a photonics transceiver to effect two sets of electrical connections on different servers.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Wavelength indication in multiple-wavelength passive optical networks
Patent No. 10623127

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: 16445390 on 06/19/2019 (300 days app to issue)

Abstrait: 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.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Control and management of a first PON using a second PON
Patent No. 10623129

Inventor(s): Frank Effenberger (Frisco, TX), Huaiyu Zeng (Red Bank, NJ), Xiang Liu (Marlboro, NJ)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15706460 on 09/15/2017 (942 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A system comprising a first optical line terminal (OLT) of a first passive optical network (PON) with the first OLT configured to receive user data from a baseband unit (BBU) and send the user data to a remote radio unit (RRU) via a first optical network unit (ONU) of the first PON using a first wavelength, and a second OLT of a second PON, the second OLT configured to obtain control and management (CM) information, share the CM information with the first OLT, and send the CM information to a second ONU that is co-located with the first ONU using a second wavelength.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and arrangements in a telecommunication system for handling status information of data units
Patent No. 10623146

Inventor(s): Henning Wiemann (Aachen, , DE), Johan Torsner (Masaby, , FI), Michael Meyer (Aachen, , DE)
Assignee(s): Optis Cellular Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16410411 on 05/13/2019 (337 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A method is provided in a receiving node for handling status information of data units transmitted from a sending node to the receiving node over a radio link. The receiving node establishes that a number of data units that has been transmitted by the sending node are missing. The receiving node sends a reduced status message to the sending node over the radio link, which message is reduced such that it comprises the negative acknowledgement for a first part of missing data units and omits negative acknowledgements for the rest of the missing data units. The omitted negative acknowledgement for the rest of the missing data units will not erroneously be interpreted as correctly received data units by the sending node.

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


Protecting a network from a unicast flood
Patent No. 10623195

Inventor(s): James W. Ling (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Schmeiser, Olsen Watts (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16369510 on 03/29/2019 (382 days app to issue)

Abstrait: An approach is provided for protecting a network from a unicast flood. If the destination MAC address of a frame is not included in a table of unknown MAC addresses, the MAC address is added to the table and the frame is forwarded to non-blocked spanning tree links to find the MAC address in the network. If the MAC address is included in the table, and if a timer for suppressing forwarding of frames is active, the frame is discarded, or if the timer is inactive, a counter for counting received frames is incremented and compared to a threshold value. If the counter is greater than the threshold value, the timer is activated and the frame is discarded. If the counter is not greater than the threshold value, the frame is forwarded to the non-blocked spanning tree links to find the MAC address in the network.

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


Protecting a network from a unicast flood
Patent No. 10623196

Inventor(s): James W. Ling (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Schmeiser, Olsen Watts (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16369850 on 03/29/2019 (382 days app to issue)

Abstrait: An approach is provided for protecting a network from a unicast flood. If the destination MAC address of a frame is not included in a table of unknown MAC addresses, the MAC address is added to the table and the frame is forwarded to non-blocked spanning tree links to find the MAC address in the network. If the MAC address is included in the table, and if a timer for suppressing forwarding of frames is active, the frame is discarded, or if the timer is inactive, a counter for counting received frames is incremented and compared to a threshold value. If the counter is greater than the threshold value, the timer is activated and the frame is discarded. If the counter is not greater than the threshold value, the frame is forwarded to the non-blocked spanning tree links to find the MAC address in the network.

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


X channel to zone in zone routing
Patent No. 10623302

Inventor(s): Huaimo Chen (Bolton, MA), Renwei Li (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16023635 on 06/29/2018 (655 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A network element (NE) in a zone routing network includes a memory, receiver, processor, and transmitter. The memory stores a routing information base (RIB) identifying a first next-hop node for a first path in the network to reach a network controller of the network via a first communication node in the network. The first communication node is directly associated with the network controller. The receiver receives a first label-switched path (LSP) creation request message requesting creation of a first LSP through the network. The first LSP creation request message indicates an ingress node of the first LSP. The processor determines that the NE corresponds to the ingress node of the first LSP. The transmitter sends a first LSP creation response message towards the network controller via the first communication node according to the first path to indicate a creation status of the first LSP.

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


Configuring optical networks using a joint configuration model
Patent No. 10623304

Inventor(s): Haomian Zheng (Shenzhen, , CN), Italo Busi (Cerro Maggiore, , IT), Ricard Vilalta (Barcelona, , ES), Young Lee (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15873521 on 01/17/2018 (818 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A computer implemented method of configuring an optical path includes selecting with one or more processors a wavelength for the optical path, generating with one or more processors, a first request for a first type of node in the optical path, generating with one or more processors a second request for a second type of node in the optical path, the second type of node having different data plane capabilities than the first type of node, wherein the first and second requests are generated as a function of a joint configuration model accommodating both types of nodes, and sending the first request from the one or more processors to the first type of node and the second request to the second type of node to configure the optical path.

[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)


Dynamically allowing traffic flow through a firewall to allow an application server device to perform mobile-terminated communications
Patent No. 10623378

Inventor(s): Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16293855 on 03/06/2019 (405 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A network device may receive, a flow control request for a first device that is registered for an internet protocol (IP) pinhole service. The flow control request may include a device identifier associated with the first device and a private IP address. The network device may identify at least one of IP address information, port information, and pinhole rules. The network device may provide, to another network device, a flow control response that includes at least one of the IP address information, the port information, and the pinhole rules. The flow control response may cause the other network device to allow traffic flow through the firewall using at least one of the IP address information and the port information. The network device may provide a public IP address and a port identifier to a second device, allowing the second device to provide traffic to the first device.

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


Creating and utilizing black keys for the transport layer security (TLS) handshake protocol and method therefor
Patent No. 10623382

Inventor(s): Townsend J. Smith, III (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): CYPHRE SECURITY SOLUTIONS, LLC (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Buchanan, Ingersoll Rooney PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15738567 on 06/22/2016 (1392 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising a black zone and a plurality of other electronic components for protecting a data exchange from a malicious attack on the data, that when executed on a processor, perform the steps comprising receiving a client hello message from a client, transmitting a server hello message, receiving a pre-master secret message encrypted with a server public key, storing the pre-master secret, protecting the black zone from malicious attacks on data by isolating hardware of the black zone from the plurality of other electronic components, calculating a master secret in the black zone, storing the master secret as a black key in the black zone, receiving a changed cipher specification and finished message encrypted with a session key, and transmitting a finished message encrypted with a symmetric key. The server hello message comprises a certificate.

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


Method and apparatus for a wearable imaging device
Patent No. 10623705

Inventor(s): Masoud Vaziri (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15859333 on 12/30/2017 (836 days app to issue)

Abstrait: An embodiment of an image recording apparatus includes an eyeglass frame, at least one first optical unit disposed on the eyeglass frame for capturing a main scene image, and at least one second optical unit disposed on the eyeglass frame for capturing an auxiliary scene image. The first and the second field of view of the user at least partially overlap. The image resolution of the main scene image is lower than the image resolution of the main scene image and the field of view of the main scene image is larger than the field of view of the auxiliary scene image. The image recording apparatus further includes at least one processor for receiving the main and the auxiliary scene images, and generating a modified resolution copy of the main scene image based on the auxiliary scene image.

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


Method and system for video picture intra-prediction estimation
Patent No. 10623733

Inventor(s): Akira Osamoto (Plano, TX), Hyung Joon Kim (McKinney, TX), Ranga Ramanujam Srinivasan (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16205319 on 11/30/2018 (501 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Several systems and methods for intra-prediction estimation of video pictures are disclosed. In an embodiment, the method includes accessing four NN pixel blocks comprising luma-related pixels. The four NN pixel blocks collectively configure a 2N2N pixel block. A first pre-determined number of candidate luma intra-prediction modes is accessed for each of the four NN pixel blocks. A presence of one or more luma intra-prediction modes that are common among the candidate luma intra-prediction modes of at least two of the four NN pixel blocks is identified. The method further includes performing, based on the identification, one of (1) selecting a principal luma intra-prediction mode for the 2N2N pixel block and (2) limiting a partitioning size to a NN pixel block size for a portion of the video picture corresponding to the 2N2N pixel block.

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


Noise suppression filter
Patent No. 10623738

Inventor(s): Igor Pasechnik (Moscow, , RU), Jiali Fu (Shenzhen, , CN), Roman Chernyak (Moscow, , RU), Sergey Ikonin (Moscow, , RU), Shan Liu (Santa Clara, CA), Victor Stepin (Moscow, , RU), Xiang Ma (Shenzhen, , CN)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15937256 on 03/27/2018 (749 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A mechanism of video coding is provided. The mechanism includes generating a reconstructed image from an encoded video stream. The reconstructed image is filtered to create a filtered image. The filtering includes applying a noise suppression filter to the reconstructed image. The noise suppression filter may be applied immediately prior to applying a deblocking filter to the reconstructed image, between a deblocking filter and a sample adaptive offset (SAO) filter, between the SAO filter and an adaptive loop filter, or after the adaptive loop filter. The filtered image is then stored in a picture buffer in memory for use in encoding or for output to a display in decoding.

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


Method and apparatus for sub-picture based raster scanning coding order
Patent No. 10623741

Inventor(s): Minhua Zhou (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16167158 on 10/22/2018 (540 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A method and apparatus for sub-picture based raster scanning coding order. The method includes dividing an image into even sub-pictures, and encoding parallel sub-pictures on multi-cores in raster scanning order within sub-pictures, wherein from core to core, coding of the sub-picture is independent around sub-picture boundaries, and wherein within a core, coding of a sub-picture is at least one of dependent or independent around sub-picture boundaries.

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


Encoding device and encoding method with setting and encoding of reference information
Patent No. 10623765

Inventor(s): Kazushi Sato (Kanagawa, , JP), Shuo Lu (Tokyo, , JP)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14402544 on 06/21/2013 (2489 days app to issue)

Abstrait: An encoding unit generates a predicted image using a reference image. A transmission unit transmits inter_ref_pic_set_prediction_flag representing whether reference image specifying information specifying the reference image of a prior image that is an image prior to a current coding image in coding order is used as the reference image specifying information of the current coding image in a case where the current coding image is an image other than a first image of a GOP (Group of Picture). The present technology, for example, can be applied to an encoding device of an HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) system.

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


Deblocking filtering control
Patent No. 10623780

Inventor(s): Andrey Norkin (Solna, , SE), Kenneth Andersson (Gvle, , SE), Rickard Sjberg (Stockholm, , SE)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15927258 on 03/21/2018 (755 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A first filter decision value is calculated for a block of pixels in a video frame based on pixel values of pixels in a first line of pixels in the block. A second filter decision value is also calculated for the block based on pixel values of pixels in a corresponding first line of pixels in a neighboring block in the video frame. The first filter decision value is used to determine how many pixels in a line of pixels in the block to filter relative to a block boundary between the block and the neighboring block. The second filter decision value is used to determine how many pixels in a corresponding line of pixels in the neighboring block to filter relative to the block boundary.

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


System and method for matching using location information
Patent No. 10624054

Inventor(s): Anna M. Schneider (Fort Worth, TX), Deryl Dorsett (Dallas, TX), Robinne Burrell (Los Angeles, CA), Shane Henderson (Allen, TX), Sharmistha Dubey (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): Match Group, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16173645 on 10/29/2018 (533 days app to issue)

Abstrait: In one embodiment, a method executed by at least one processor includes receiving first historical location information identifying a first location area at which a first user was present at a first time and receiving second location information identifying a second location area at which a second user was present at a second time. The method includes determining that the first historical location information and the second location information each correspond to a particular location area and determining that a characteristic related to the first user corresponds to a preference related to the second user. In response to these determinations, the method includes causing information related to the first user to be presented to the second user. The information related to the first user includes the first location area of the first user relative to the second location area of the second user.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method for determining location of wireless devices
Patent No. 10624055

Inventor(s): Naveen Kumar Kakani (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): CSR Technology Inc. (San Diego, CA)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16256433 on 01/24/2019 (446 days app to issue)

Abstrait: To determine a location of a client device in a wireless network having at least first and second network devices, with known locations, one of the network devices transmits a message to the other network device and the other network device responds with an acknowledgement message. A client device receives the message and the acknowledgement message as well as respective times indicating actual times at which the message and the acknowledgement message were processed by one of the first and second network devices. The client device determines its location based on the times at which it received the message and the acknowledgement message and the difference between the actual processing times. This location may be refined by determining an angle between the client device and at least one of the network devices having multiple antennas and being configured for steered beam communications.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Decoding control information received over a control channel
Patent No. 10624081

Inventor(s): Dae Won Lee (Anyang-si, , KR), Dong Wook Roh (Anyang-si, , KR), Joon Kui Ahn (Anyang-si, , KR), Jung Hoon Lee (Anyang-si, , KR), Ki Jun Kim (Anyang-si, , KR), Yu Jin Noh (Anyang-si, , KR)
Assignee(s): Optis Cellular Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16142027 on 09/26/2018 (566 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A User Equipment (UE) receives control information via a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) at subframe k. A decoder monitors a set of PDCCH candidates a UE-specific search space, among the search spaces, at each of aggregation levels (L) of 1, 2, 4 and 8 control channel elements (CCEs). The UE-specific search space is given based on a modulus operation using variables Y[subscript]k [/subscript]and C for the subframe k. Oui[subscript]k [/subscript]is defined by: Y[subscript]k[/subscript]=(A*Y[subscript]k1[/subscript]+B) mod D. C is determined based on the number of CCEs (N[subscript]CCE[/subscript]) divided by the aggregation level (L). A, B, and D are predetermined constant values regardless of the aggregation levels (L). Oui[subscript]1 [/subscript]is determined based on a UE identifier having 16-bits when k=0. The decoder decodes the control information of the PDCCH.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method for receiving system information in a radio access network, performed by a mobile terminal and mobile terminal for receiving system information in a radio access network
Patent No. 10624120

Inventor(s): Dieter Petermann (Langen, , DE), Hidetoshi Suzuki (Osaka, , JP), Takahisa Aoyama (Osaka, , JP)
Assignee(s): Optis Wireless Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16150597 on 10/03/2018 (559 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A method and transmission apparatus transmit broadcast system information in a mobile communication system. Further, a method and mobile terminal receive the broadcast system information. An improved method for broadcasting broadcast system information maps different partitions of broadcast system information to a shared transport channel or a broadcast transport channel for transmission. The mapping may take into account parameters inherent to the mobile terminals to which the broadcast system information is to be transmitted and/or parameters inherent to the different partitions of broadcast system information.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Wireless base station and wireless communication terminal and wireless communication system
Patent No. 10624137

Inventor(s): Hitoshi Takai (Osaka, , JP), Tsutomu Mukai (Osaka, , JP)
Assignee(s): Soverign Peak Ventures, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Ascenda Law Group, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16023246 on 06/29/2018 (655 days app to issue)

Abstrait: Provided is a wireless communication system transmitting information to a communication terminal moving through a spot wireless area. In an integrated base station, an external information communication section controls communication with a server. A contents memory section stores contents received from the server. A wireless LAN communication section communicates with the communication terminal. A control section establishes connection with the communication terminal using a first connection not requiring an authentication procedure for connection with the communication terminal, or using a second connection requiring the authentication procedure for connection with the communication terminal. An access control (restriction) section permits access from the communication terminal to the contents memory section and prohibits access to the server when a type of connection with the communication terminal is the first connection, and permits access from the communication terminal to the contents memory section and to the server in the case of the second connection.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Liquid immersion cooling vessel and components thereof
Patent No. 10624237

Inventor(s): Jacob Mertel (Plano, TX), John David Enright (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TMGCore, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16576239 on 09/19/2019 (208 days app to issue)

Abstrait: A two-phase liquid immersion cooling system is described in which heat generating computer components cause a dielectric fluid in its liquid phase to vaporize. The dielectric vapor is then condensed back into a liquid phase and used to cool the computer components. Using a pressure controlled vessel and pressure controller, the disclosed system may be operated at less than ambient pressure. By controlling the pressure at which the system operates, the user may influence the temperature at which the dielectric fluid vaporizes and thereby achieve increased performance from a given computer component. Utilizing robotic arms and slot-in computing components, a self-healing computing system may be created.

[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)


Nail with Texas-shaped head
Patent No. D880998

Inventor(s): William Kilgore (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Thrasher Associates (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29619707 on 09/29/2017 (928 days app to issue)

Abstrait: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Vehicle roof
Patent No. D881097

Inventor(s): Jeffrey P. Smith (Prosper, TX), Victor Garcia (Aubrey, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29622497 on 10/17/2017 (910 days app to issue)

Abstrait: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display screen with animated graphical user interface
Patent No. D881236

Inventor(s): Benjamin Skylar Radcliffe (Carrollton, TX), Bryan Joseph Tamayo (Allen, TX), Geoffrey Wayne Dagley (McKinney, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Staevan Alan Duckworth (The Colony, TX), Stephen P
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29690669 on 05/09/2019 (341 days app to issue)

Abstrait: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Dumbbell yoke
Patent No. D881302

Inventor(s): Benjamin O. Greene (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Cramer Patent Design, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29660647 on 08/22/2018 (601 days app to issue)

Abstrait: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ammunition cartridge
Patent No. D881323

Inventor(s): Christopher William Overton (Richardson, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29644797 on 04/20/2018 (725 days app to issue)

Abstrait: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ammunition cartridge
Patent No. D881324

Inventor(s): Christopher William Overton (Richardson, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29644805 on 04/20/2018 (725 days app to issue)

Abstrait: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ammunition cartridge
Patent No. D881325

Inventor(s): Christopher William Overton (Richardson, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29644810 on 04/20/2018 (725 days app to issue)

Abstrait: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ammunition cartridge
Patent No. D881326

Inventor(s): Christopher William Overton (Richardson, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29644811 on 04/20/2018 (725 days app to issue)

Abstrait: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ammunition cartridge
Patent No. D881327

Inventor(s): Christopher William Overton (Richardson, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29644820 on 04/20/2018 (725 days app to issue)

Abstrait: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Ammunition cartridge
Patent No. D881328

Inventor(s): Christopher William Overton (Richardson, TX), Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29644824 on 04/20/2018 (725 days app to issue)

Abstrait: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pet toy
Patent No. D881481

Inventor(s): Nicholas Baker (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX)
Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29597773 on 03/20/2017 (1121 days app to issue)

Abstrait: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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