Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: •  Dolby Laboratories' optical system for image projectors •  Fujitsu Limited's efficient message forwarding for distributed resource orchestration •  Garrity Power Services' wireless headset •  Lynntech's undersea vehicle and method for operating a reactor •  Plano Molding's flexible wildlife feeder and closure •  SecurityProfiling's real-time vulnerability monitoring •  Texas Instrument's crosstalk calibration for multi-channel systems •  Toyota's methods for determining the correct pronunciation of dictated words

Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. By tracking both inventors and assignees in the region, we aim to provide a broader view of the region’s inventive activity. Listings are organized by Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC). 

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 29 Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 5 STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell) 4 Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano) 4 SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano) 3 E.F. Johnson Co. (Irving) 2 Enseo Inc. (Richardson) 2

Arindam Roy (Plano) 2 Baher Haroun (Allen) 2 Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison) 2 Bryan Joseph Tamayo (Allen) 2 Geoffrey Wayne Dagley (McKinney) 2 Marshall Jobe (Fort Worth) 2 Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano) 2 Qiaochu Tang (The Colony) 2 Schuyler Kuykendall (Granbury) 2

SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 252 daysFast transient and low power thin-gate based high-voltage switch Patent No. 10547299 Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) Aditya Vighnesh Ramakanth Bommireddipalli (Tucson, AZ), Christopher Paul Lash (Portland, OR)

2,871 daysDiscovery and generation of organizational key performance indicators utilizing glossary repositories Patent No. 10546252 International Business Machines Corp. (Armonk, NY) Swaminathan Chandrasekaran (Coppell)



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Inventor(s): Julian Van Erlach (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: Schmeiser, Olsen Watts (6 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15848307 on 12/20/2017 (769 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system enabling delivery of a sleep therapy type is provided. The method includes receiving a value of a parameter measured by physical sensors while a mammal is in contact with a first subset of the physical sensors. A second subset of the physical sensors, whose received value differs from a predetermined reference value of an environmental parameter, is determined. A physical part subset of the second subset, corresponding to a specified body part, is determined by utilizing the second subset and virtual data for identifying virtual sensors spatially distributed to map a space occupied by the mammal”s body parts. In response, a therapy device positioned in sufficiently close proximity to the specified body part to effectively deliver the specified therapy type to the specified body part is determined and a control signal is generated and transmitted to the therapy device.

[A47C] CHAIRS (seats specially adapted for vehicles B60N 2/00); SOFAS; BEDS (upholstery in general B68G)

Inventor(s): Aaron Chang (Grand Prairie, TX) Assignee(s): THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY (Baltimore, MD) Law Firm: Casimir Jones S.C. (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15566155 on 04/15/2016 (1383 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and urine sensing devices for and method of monitoring kidney function is disclosed, wherein the system and method can be used for the early detection of acute kidney injury (AKI). Namely, a kidney function monitoring system provides a portable urine monitor system that can provide real-time and continuous feedback about urine output and/or level of at least one urinary component (e.g., sodium). The kidney function monitoring system further comprises at least one urine sensing device, wherein the urine sensing device comprises a digital weight scale, a stand onto which a urine collection vessel can be positioned, and an interface between the digital weight scale and the stand that transfers the force of the stand and contents of the urine collection vessel to the digital weight scale. Further, the portable monitoring device comprises an adaptive and modular self-learning algorithm for the real-time assessment of AKI risk.

Inventor(s): Eduardo Franco (The Colony, TX), Joseph Pepin (Sachse, TX), Nicholas Monks (Frisco, TX), Randall W. Viola (Vail, CO) Assignee(s): OsteoMed LLC (Addison, TX) Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15389399 on 12/22/2016 (1132 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices provide for a bone centering drill guide. The bone centering drill guide may include a clamping mechanism which clamps to a bone in a pivotable fashion. The proximal end of the clamping mechanism includes a handle portion having a first arm and a second arm which is configured to allow a user to grip the device and exert force which urges the first and second arms toward each other. The distal end includes a clamping portion having first and second arms which are urged into a closed configuration when closing force is provided to the handle portion. The proximal end may further include a locking mechanism which locks the clamping device in a clamped configuration. The bone centering drill guide may further include a guide slot disposed on the distal end above the clamping arms, the slot configured to remain centered between the first and second clamping arms.

Inventor(s): Dharmendra M. Jani (Keller, TX) Assignee(s): University of Rochester (Rochester, NY) Law Firm: Harter Secrest Emery LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 13782257 on 03/01/2013 (2524 days app to issue)

Abstract: A laser system for modifying the index of refraction of an optical hydrogel material. The laser system comprises a computer program to determine the position and shape of refractive structures to be written into the optical hydrogel material to correct a patient”s vision, and a focused laser that generates laser light having a wavelength of from 400 nm to 900 nm, and which operates with an average power of 10 mW to 1000 mW to produce a pulse energy from 0.05 nJ to 1000 nJ with a peak intensity at focus of greater than 10[superscript]13 [/superscript]W/cm[superscript]2[/superscript]. The refractive structures exhibit a change in the index of refraction of 0.01 to 0.06 in the optical hydrogel material.

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

Inventor(s): Jon Suh (Ambler, PA), Sean Suh (Milltown, NJ) Assignee(s): CTL Medical Corporation (Addison, TX) Law Firm: Brainspark Associates, LLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14956084 on 12/01/2015 (1519 days app to issue)

Abstract: An intervertebral device may include a body configured for insertion between adjacent vertebrae of a patient. The body may include a wall having a first surface, a second surface, and a thickness extending between the first and second surfaces. The wall may include a through aperture extending between a first opening on the first surface and a second opening on the second surface. The through aperture configured to receive a fastening element. A recess may be disposed in a side wall of the aperture and may extend into the thickness of the body in a direction substantially transverse to an axis of the aperture. Additionally, at least one offsetting element may be positioned adjacent the through aperture. The at least one offsetting element may be configured to apply a force to the fastening element.

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

Inventor(s): Richard C. Wang (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): W SKINCARE, LLC (Boca Raton, FL) Law Firm: Law Offices of Brian S. Steinberger, P.A. (Local + 295 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15489328 on 04/17/2017 (1016 days app to issue)

Abstract: Compositions, methods, and processes are used in topical applications for human or animal skin. A combination of five (5) active ingredients: caffeine, trehalose, asparagus extract, ceramide 2 (2%) and a resurrection plant, [i]Myrothamnus flabellifolia[/i], extract are used in a topical formulation, such as a cream, lotion, spray or gel to boost or activate autophagy, the body”s innate processes for repairing cell damage. The five active ingredients are combined in different formulations to provide at least six (6) products for topical application, including, but not limited to, a cleanser, a spray essence, a day cream, a night cream, a serum and a booster. The five (5) active ingredients provide a unique biological composition, hereinafter called, ”autophagy activating complex,” that changes the way skin ages, restores and renews radiance.

[A61K] PREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES (devices or methods specially adapted for bringing pharmaceutical products into particular physical or administering forms A61J 3/00; chemical aspects of, or use of materials for deodorisation of air, for disinfection or sterilisation, or for bandages, dressings, absorbent pads or surgical articles A61L; soap compositions C11D)

Inventor(s): Alexander R. Lippert (Dallas, TX), Amila K. Nanyakkara (Dallas, TX), John G. Wise (Dallas, TX), Maha A. Aljowni (Dallas, TX), Pia D. Vogel (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 16366674 on 03/27/2019 (307 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of treating a subject that is resistant to one or more drugs by identifying a subject having one or more drug resistant cells; administering to the subject a pharmaceutically effective amount of an inhibitor compound, and contacting one or more drug resistant cells with the inhibitor compound to reduce the export of the inhibitor compound from the one or more drug resistant tumor cells and to block the transport of drug(s) from the one or more drug resistant cells.

[A61K] PREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES (devices or methods specially adapted for bringing pharmaceutical products into particular physical or administering forms A61J 3/00; chemical aspects of, or use of materials for deodorisation of air, for disinfection or sterilisation, or for bandages, dressings, absorbent pads or surgical articles A61L; soap compositions C11D)

Inventor(s): Jung-Chih Chiao (Grand Prairie, TX), Smitha Rao (Arlington, TX), Uday Tata (Arlington, TX) Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX) Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 15672801 on 08/09/2017 (902 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a flexible strain sensor includes a flexible polymeric substrate having a top surface and a layer of amorphous carbon formed on the top surface of the substrate.

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

Inventor(s): Dana Gruenbacher (Fairfield, OH), Dave Hunt (San Diego, CA), Faiz Sherman (Mason, OH), Joe Scheffelin (San Diego, CA), Matt Giere (San Diego, CA), Simon Dodd (West Linn, OR) Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX) Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15636491 on 06/28/2017 (944 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microfluidic die is disclosed that includes a plurality of heaters above a substrate, a plurality of chambers and nozzles above the heaters, a plurality of first contacts coupled to the heaters, and a plurality of second contacts coupled to the heaters. The plurality of second contacts are coupled to each other and coupled to ground. The die includes a plurality of contact pads, a first signal line coupled to the plurality of second contacts and to a first one of the plurality of contact pads, and a plurality of second signal lines, each second signal line being coupled to one of the plurality of first contacts, groups of the second signal lines being coupled together to drive a group of the plurality of heaters with a single signal, each group of the second signal lines being coupled to a remaining one of the plurality of contact pads.

[B05B] SPRAYING APPARATUS; ATOMISING APPARATUS; NOZZLES (spray-mixers with nozzles B01F 5/20; processes for applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces by spraying B05D) [2]

Inventor(s): Danil V. Prokhorov (Canton, MI), John H. Marcoux (Ypsilanti, MI), Miles J Johnson (Ann Arbor, MI) Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15242499 on 08/20/2016 (1256 days app to issue)

Abstract: Described herein is an autonomous vehicle comprising a sensor and a driver notification module in communication with the sensor. The driver notification module may be configured to receive first information related to an upcoming event; determine an action for an autonomous vehicle based, at least in part, on the first information; determine one or more characteristics of the action based, at least in part on the first information and a current status of the autonomous vehicle; determine a notification based, at least in part, on the action and the one or more characteristics; and deliver the notification within the autonomous vehicle.

[B60W] CONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT [2006.01]

Inventor(s): Heishiro Toyoda (Ann Arbor, MI), Terumasa Endo (Miyoshi, , JP) Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15641643 on 07/05/2017 (937 days app to issue)

Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to providing collaborative controls for a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes, in response to receiving manual inputs and autonomous inputs for controlling the vehicle, determining a difference between the manual inputs and the autonomous inputs. The method includes blending the manual inputs and the autonomous inputs together into the collaborative controls as a function of at least the difference, and feedback parameters to control the vehicle to proceed along a route. The method includes generating feedback according to at least the difference to adapt how the vehicle is controlled.

[B60W] CONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT [2006.01]

Inventor(s): Geoffrey D. Hitchens (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): Lynntech, Inc. (College Station, TX) Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 15983384 on 05/18/2018 (620 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes an underwater vehicle power unit and method of operating the same comprising: a fuel and waste stack comprising one or more reactant or fuel storage bladders and one or more waste storage bladders; a heater; a reactor that generates hydrogen and waste; a hydrogen and waste separator; a back-pressure regulator; a hydrogen and liquid separator; a fuel cell; and a controller that controls the temperature of the heater, the flow of fuel into the reactor, the flow of hydrogen into the fuel cell, the flow of water that dilutes the fuel, the flow of waste from the reactor and/or the fuel cell into the one or more waste storage bladders.

[B63G] OFFENSIVE OR DEFENSIVE ARRANGEMENTS ON VESSELS; MINE-LAYING; MINE-SWEEPING; SUBMARINES; AIRCRAFT CARRIERS (means of attack or defence in general, e.g. turrets, F41H)

Inventor(s): Brad John Roberts (Fort Worth, TX), Jonathan Allen Wasylyszyn (Euless, TX), Ron Lorenz Kisor (Coppell, TX) Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15436225 on 02/17/2017 (1075 days app to issue)

Abstract: A roll control system controls roll control surfaces of an aircraft that are capable of causing the aircraft to perform a roll maneuver by respectively deflecting in upward and downward directions. The roll control system includes deflection limiter units for respectively limiting angles of deflection of the roll control surfaces, and further includes deflection rate limiter units for respectively limiting rates of deflection of the roll control surfaces. The deflection limiter unit limits the roll control surfaces to deflection distances and deflection rates based at least in part on the deflection direction of the roll control surfaces. For a given set of flight conditions, such as airspeed, if a roll control surface is deflecting upwardly, it is less limited by the roll control system in terms of deflection distance and deflection rate than if the roll control surface is deflecting downwardly.

Inventor(s): Andrew Maresh (Lewisville, TX), Kyle Thomas Cravener (Watauga, TX), Tyler Wayne Baldwin (Keller, TX) Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15882287 on 01/29/2018 (729 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tri-hybrid yoke including a center ring connected to a CF fitting connected to flexure arms. An inboard centrifugal force bearing assembly connects to the CF fitting and a grip. An outboard shear bearing assembly connects to the flexure arm and the grip. In use, the center ring and the CF fittings carry the centrifugal force at a position inboard of the flexure arm.

Inventor(s): Frank B. Stamps (Colleyville, TX), Ken Shundo (Keller, TX), Mithat Yuce (Argyle, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15603019 on 05/23/2017 (980 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotor assembly includes a yoke operably associated with a rotor blade. The yoke includes a first device and a second device that attach the rotor blade to the yoke. The first device is configured to allow transverse movement of the rotor blade about a chord axis and rotational movement about a pitch-change axis. The second device is configured to allow rotational movement of the rotor blade solely about the pitch-change axis. The method includes rotating rotor assembly about a first plane of rotation, while retaining a relatively stiff out-of-plane rotation and a relatively soft in-plane rotation during flight.

Inventor(s): Brent Daboub (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): National Presort, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15788623 on 10/19/2017 (831 days app to issue)

Abstract: A high-speed print-and-apply label applicator includes a conveyor system, a control and monitoring system, a label web feeding assembly, a label printer and encoder system, a tamp pad assembly driven by a linear motor having a shaft that is formed at least partially by a composite material.

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

Inventor(s): Brendt A. Adams (Long Beach, CA), Ely Ramirez (Moreno Valley, CA) Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14517665 on 10/17/2014 (1929 days app to issue)

Abstract: A forklift bin includes a container affixed to a frame. The container includes a bottom sloped with respect to a swing door. The swing door can be retained via magnets.

[B65F] GATHERING OR REMOVAL OF DOMESTIC OR LIKE REFUSE (disinfecting refuse A61L; refuse disintegrators B02C; sorting refuse B03B, B07B; handcarts for transporting refuse receptacles B62B; sack holders B65B 67/00; converting refuse into fertilisers C05F; converting refuse into solid fuels C10L; sewers, cesspools E03F; arrangements in buildings for the disposal of refuse E04F 17/10; refuse-consuming furnaces F23G)

Inventor(s): Kangmin Hsia (McKinney, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15449377 on 03/03/2017 (1061 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of polishing a surface of an object disposed within a gas chamber is provided. The method includes filling the gas chamber with a discharging medium to a predefined pressure, applying a voltage between an electrode and the surface, calibrating a height of the electrode relative to the surface so as to establish electrical breakdown threshold criteria, and scanning the electrode with respect to the surface so as to sequentially position the electrode over a plurality of locations on the surface, each location characterized by a surface error. When a respective location in the plurality of locations has a surface error that meets the electrical breakdown threshold criteria, electrical breakdown occurs, whereby the electrical breakdown results in a discharging pulse that polishes the surface.

[B23H] WORKING OF METAL BY THE ACTION OF A HIGH CONCENTRATION OF ELECTRIC CURRENT ON A WORKPIECE USING AN ELECTRODE WHICH TAKES THE PLACE OF A TOOL; SUCH WORKING COMBINED WITH OTHER FORMS OF WORKING OF METAL (processes for the electrolytic or electrophoretic production of coatings, electroforming, or apparatus therefor C25D; processes for the electrolytic removal of material from objects C25F; manufacturing printed circuits using precipitation techniques to apply the conductive material to form the desired conductive pattern H05K 3/18) [4]

Inventor(s): Spyridon Monastiriotis (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): PREFERRED TECHNOLOGY, LLC (Radnor, PA) Law Firm: Pepper Hamilton LLP (8 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15070819 on 03/15/2016 (1414 days app to issue)

Abstract: Solid proppants are coated with a coating that exhibits the handling characteristics of a pre-cured coating while also exhibiting the ability to form particle-to-particle bonds at the elevated temperatures and pressures within a wellbore. The coating includes a substantially homogeneous mixture of (i) at least one isocyanate component having at least 2 isocyanate groups, and (ii) a curing agent comprising a monofunctional alcohol, amine or amide. The coating process can be performed with short cycle times, e.g., less than about 4 minutes, and still produce a dry, free-flowing, coated proppant that exhibits low dust characteristics during pneumatic handling but also proppant consolidation downhole for reduced washout and good conductivity. Such proppants also form good unconfined compressive strength without use of an bond activator, are substantially unaffected in bond formation characteristics under downhole conditions despite prior heat exposure, and are resistant to leaching with hot water.

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

Inventor(s): David Thornhill (Dallas, TX), Mark Mildebrath (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR) Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15109292 on 12/24/2014 (1861 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pre-fabricated assemblies and methods of use for coating substrates are described. The pre-fabricated assembly includes at least two layers in a stack, each layer includes at least one raw material. The raw material in each layer may be a dielectric material. One type of stack has one outer layer as an exposed layer. One type of stack has an exposed portion with each layer, and a portion of all layers is exposed. In use, a stack in a pre-fabricated assembly is positioned in a vacuum chamber system and energy is delivered sequentially to the exposed layer, removing at least a portion of each exposed layer. Each layer becomes an exposed layer and is deposited on the substrate in a sequential manner. The pre-assembled raw material stack is used to fabricate a multi-layered coating, such as a multi-layered coating for an optical or ophthalmic article.

[C23C] COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL (applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces in general B05; making metal-coated products by extrusion B21C 23/22; covering with metal by connecting pre-existing layers to articles, see the relevant places, e.g. B21D 39/00, B23K; working of metal by the action of a high concentration of electric current on a workpiece using an electrode B23H; metallising of glass C03C; metallising mortars, concrete, artificial stone, ceramics or natural stone C04B 41/00; paints, varnishes, lacquers C09D; enamelling of, or applying a vitreous layer to, metals C23D; inhibiting corrosion of metallic material or incrustation in general C23F; treating metal surfaces or coating of metals by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25D, C25F; single-crystal film growth C30B; by metallising textiles D06M 11/83; decorating textiles by locally metallising D06Q 1/04; details of scanning-probe apparatus, in general G01Q; manufacture of semiconductor devices H01L; manufacture of printed circuits H05K) [4]

Inventor(s): Ernesto J. Alvarado (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16100845 on 08/10/2018 (536 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for adjusting the location of the striker plate relative to the throw of a lock includes two plates, and upper plate and a lower plate, that adjustably translate relative to each other. The lower plate is affixed to a door jamb and the other plate slides relative to the upper plate. This adjustable striker plate system provides users with the ability to relocate the upper plate over time to compensate for different locks on the door, or movement of the door jamb over time.

Inventor(s): Steve Robert Pounds, Jr. (Lewisville, TX) Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16060822 on 08/07/2017 (904 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for controlling fluid flow in a well includes an inner tubular member with a flow path formed therethrough and an outer tubular member configured to be positionable about the inner tubular member to define an annulus between the outer tubular member and the inner tubular member. The apparatus further includes a crossover assembly coupled to the inner tubular member and the outer tubular member and configured to enable fluid flow between the flow path of the inner tubular member and an exterior of the outer tubular member, and a flow control device coupled to the crossover assembly and configured to control fluid flow through the crossover assembly.

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

Inventor(s): Michael L. Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Ryan M. Novelen (Grand Prairie, TX), Ryan W. McChesney (Prosper, TX), Zachary Walton (Carrollton, TX) Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15567018 on 07/13/2016 (1294 days app to issue)

Abstract: Well systems for plugging and unplugging a flow path in a subterranean formation are provided. An example well system comprises a flow path comprising a two-part dissolvable flow-plug. The two-part dissolvable flow-plug comprises a retaining component and a plugging component adjacent to the retaining component. The retaining component comprises a dissolvable material. The flow path is in fluid communication with a tubing. The retaining component is configured to retain the plugging component in a fixed position.

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

Inventor(s): Schuyler Kuykendall (Granbury, TX) Assignee(s): EPIC LIFT SYSTEMS LLC (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: MH2 Technology Law Group LLP (4 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15367389 on 12/02/2016 (1152 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and a method for operating a gas lift plunger in a well, of which the method includes determining that the plunger is at a predetermined position in the well. Gas from a compressor is introduced into a pressure vessel in response to determining that the plunger is at the predetermined position in the well. The gas is then introduced from the compressor into the well a predetermined amount of time after the plunger is determined to be at the predetermined position in the well.

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

Inventor(s): Schuyler Kuykendall (Granbury, TX) Assignee(s): EPIC LIFT SYSTEMS LLC (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: MH2 Technology Law Group LLP (4 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15377429 on 12/13/2016 (1141 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for operating a gas lift plunger in a well. The method includes determining that the plunger is at a predetermined position in the well, well. The method also includes introducing gas from a compressor into a sales line in response to determining that the plunger is at the predetermined position in the well. The method also includes and introducing the gas from the compressor into the well at a predetermined amount of time after the plunger is determined to be at the predetermined position in the well.

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

Inventor(s): Steve Lazar (Fair Oaks Ranch, TX) Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15934702 on 03/23/2018 (676 days app to issue)

Abstract: A monitoring system includes a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit, one or more sensors coupled to the HVAC unit, and a controller. The one or more sensors are operable to detect one or more properties associated with the HVAC unit. The controller is configured to receive the one or more properties from the one or more sensors and determine a first measurement associated with the HVAC unit based on the one or more properties.

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

Inventor(s): Glenn W. Kowald (Carrollton, TX) Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 15047243 on 02/18/2016 (1440 days app to issue)

Abstract: A flue shield is described for use within HVAC systems and inside of a combustion chamber. The flue shield can be installed around the burner and within the combustion chamber to help dissipate heat that builds up as a result of the combustion of gas and air. Extensions from the flue shield extend through holes in the combustion chamber and into tubes of a heat exchanger. An air gap is created between the flue shield and the inner surfaces of the combustion chamber and heat exchanger tubes. Installation of a flue shield provides better efficiency than insulation solutions, reduces stresses on the heat exchanger, and provides safety benefits.

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

Inventor(s): Stuart A. Tison (McKinney, TX) Assignee(s): ENTEGRIS, INC. (Billerica, MA) Law Firm: Entegris, Inc. (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15123221 on 03/17/2015 (1778 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments as disclosed herein may provide a sensor system including a container, such as a bag, having a port assembly integrated therewith. The port assembly includes an optically transparent window and be configured such that a sensor may be mechanically attached to the port assembly to interface with the optical window. The sensor may include an index of refraction (IoR) sensor that measures the chemical concentration of a liquid inside the container based on a refractive index.

[G01N] INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES (measuring or testing processes other than immunoassay, involving enzymes or microorganisms C12M, C12Q)

Inventor(s): Kaichien Tsai (Allen, TX), Minghua Fu (Plano, TX), Prashanth Saidu (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15072926 on 03/17/2016 (1412 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system such as an electric meter includes a single-ended analog-to-digital converter which is susceptible to crosstalk. Methods and apparatus are disclosed to calibrate and cancel crosstalk effects. The system determines whether voltage-induced cross-talk is in-phase or out-of-phase with respect to voltage. The system determines a first calibration factor based on minimum and maximum measured current values and voltage. If the cross-talk is in-phase, the system sets a second calibration factor to 0. If the cross-talk is out-of-phase, the system computes the second calibration factor based on a measured current when a power factor angle is set to 90 degrees. Calibration factors may be stored in the multi-channel system. In use, the system measures current and voltage and computes the actual current, voltage and power based on the measured current and voltage by employing a crosstalk cancellation technique using the calibration factors.

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

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX) Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16284465 on 02/25/2019 (337 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure describes die test architectures that can be implemented in a first, middle and last die of a die stack. The die test architectures are mainly the same, but for the exceptions mentioned in this disclosure.

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

Traceable fiber optic cable assembly with illumination structure and tracing optical fibers for carrying light received from a light launch device Patent No. 10545298 

Inventor(s): Ashley Wesley Jones (Denton, TX) Assignee(s): Corning Research Development Corporation (Charlotte, NC) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15411198 on 01/20/2017 (1103 days app to issue)

Abstract: A traceable fiber optic cable assembly with an illumination structure and tracing optical fibers for carrying light received from a light launch device is disclosed herein. The traceable fiber optic cable assembly and light launch device provide easy tracing of the traceable fiber optic cable assembly using fiber optic tracing signals. Further, the launch connector is easily attached to and removed from the fiber optic connector with repeatable and reliable alignment of optic fibers, even when the fiber optic connector is mechanically and/or optically engaged with a network component. The fiber optic connectors are configured to efficiently illuminate an exterior of the connector for effective visibility for a user to quickly locate the fiber optic connector.

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

Inventor(s): Sandeep Shylaja Krishnan (Kozhikode, , IN) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15928395 on 03/22/2018 (677 days app to issue)

Abstract: A voltage reference circuit includes a bandgap circuit and a temperature compensation circuit. The temperature compensation circuit includes a first trim circuit, a second trim circuit, and a resistive digital-to-analog converter. The resistive digital-to-analog converter is coupled to the first trim circuit, the second trim circuit, and the bandgap circuit. The resistive digital-to-analog converter is configured to generate a temperature compensation voltage, and to provide the temperature compensation voltage to the bandgap circuit.

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

Power supply design tool for power supply system designs including multi-channel regulators Patent No. 10545524 

Inventor(s): Dien Mac (San Jose, CA), Jeffrey Perry (Cupertino, CA), Jonathan J. Arzadon (San Jose, CA), Satyanandakishore V. Vanapalli (Campbell, CA), Wanda C. Garrett (Morgan Hill, CA) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15995789 on 06/01/2018 (606 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system includes receiving, at a computing device including a design tool application, design parameters indicative of a plurality of power supply loads to be powered. The method further includes generating power supply solutions that do not include multi-channel voltage regulators and generating power supply solutions that do include multi-channel voltage regulators. The method also includes ranking all power supply solutions and providing the ranked power supply solutions to a user.

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

Inventor(s): Christopher A. Oberhauser (San Jose, CA), Dave Hermiller (Escondido, CA), Evgeny Fomin (San Carlos, CA), James Catt (Santa Clara, CA), Paul Smith (San Diego, CA) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15721720 on 09/29/2017 (851 days app to issue)

Abstract: A touch sensor mounting assembly includes a carrier with a front-side surface for attaching a touch sensor circuit (such as a flex circuit board), and a back-side spring structure. The touch sensor mounting assembly can be used for mounting at least one touch sensor in a device case with at least on touch button area defined on a surface of the device case. The touch sensor mounting assembly can include a carrier including a front-side sensor-attach surface, and a back-side spring structure including at least two spring arms integral with the carrier. Touch sensor circuitry can be mounted on the front-side sensor-attach surface of the carrier, such that when, the touch sensor mounting assembly is installed in the device case adjacent the at least one touch button area, the back-side spring arms are flexed to urge the carrier with front-side mounted touch sensor circuitry toward an interior side of the touch button area of the device case. In one implementation, the devices case includes first and second adjacent touch button areas (such as up/dn), and the carrier includes a front-side sensor-attach surface dimensioned for respective first and second touch sensor circuits, and can include a back-side spring structure with dual crossed spring arms for each of the first and second touch sensor circuits.

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

Inventor(s): Ivan Santos (Dallas, TX), Jose Flores (Richardson, TX), Rama Venkatasubramanian (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15591823 on 05/10/2017 (993 days app to issue)

Abstract: An IC includes logic groups each including a launch and a capture FF with a logic cloud in between. A power switch is in series with a power supply node of the logic groups. The logic groups have a clock-gating and power control (PCGC) block for dynamically generating a power supply enable (PS_EN) signal output coupled to a control node of the power switch and a clock output (CLK_OUT) signal coupled to a clock input of the launch or capture FF for clocking the logic groups. The PCGC blocks receive an EN signal and a CLK_IN signal and dynamically generate the PS_EN signal and CLK_OUT signals. During clock cycles at least one logic group(s) does not contribute to an intended logic result for the IC the CLK_OUT signal disables switching of at least a portion of the logic group(s) while the PS_EN signal turns off power to the logic group(s).

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

Inventor(s): Bart Joris A. Van Assche (San Jose, CA), Mark Ruijter (Heerhugowaard, , NL) Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15491915 on 04/19/2017 (1014 days app to issue)

Abstract: A shared storage system includes a plurality of storage processors. A first storage processor of the plurality of storage processors is coupled with a shared storage device having a plurality of storage devices. The first storage processor receives a first verify connectivity request from an initiator device. In response to the first verify connectivity request, the first storage processor transmits a first ready response to the initiator device. After transmitting the first ready response, the first storage processor detects that the first storage processor is decoupled from the shared storage device. In accordance with detecting that the first storage processor is decoupled from the shared storage device, the first storage processor transmits a not-ready response to the initiator device in response to a second verify connectivity request from the initiator device.

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

Inventor(s): Nathan Franklin (Belmont, CA), Ward Parkinson (Boise, ID) Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX) Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15945699 on 04/04/2018 (664 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for memory maintenance operations. A non-volatile memory device comprises a non-volatile memory medium. A non-volatile memory device is configured to receive a refresh command from a controller over a bus. A non-volatile memory device is configured to perform one or more maintenance operations on a non-volatile memory medium during a predefined period of time after receiving a refresh command.

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

Method and apparatus for processing data based on touch events on a touch sensitive device Patent No. 10545725 

Inventor(s): Farid Khafizov (Plano, TX), Margarita Khafizova (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15791591 on 10/24/2017 (826 days app to issue)

Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a technique for processing data based on touch events on a touch sensitive device. A first touch event is detected indicating a selection of a value for an attribute using a touch input device from a first portion of a touch sensitive display screen of the touch sensitive device. A second touch event is detected indicating a change in position of the touch input device from the first portion to a second portion of the touch sensitive display screen of the touch sensitive device. In response to detecting the second touch event, a query is determined for searching a database based on the value for the attribute.

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

Conversion of interpretive language functions into web applications or services Patent No. 10545736 

Inventor(s): Alex Cabello (Kahului, HI), Jeff Houchard (Kihei, HI) Assignee(s): MATHNIMBUS INC. (Colleyville, TX) Law Firm: Peacock Law P.C. (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15955016 on 04/17/2018 (651 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method (and concomitant apparatus and non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising machine readable code) for automatically deploying World Wide Web services from any function written in an interpretive computer language, comprising creating a new cloud workspace for a function written in an interpretive computer language, receiving the function and storing it in the cloud workspace, establishing an interpreter for the interpretive computer language, and allowing for execution of the function by the interpreter via the internet or an intranet.

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

Inventor(s): Oscar Miguel Guillen-Hernandez (Munich, , DE), Peter Wongeun Chung (Frisco, TX), Ralf Brederlow (Poing, , DE) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16182138 on 11/06/2018 (448 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit including a ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) for storing firmware, and a method of updating that firmware. The FRAM is constructed to selectively operate as a 2T2C FRAM memory in a normal operating mode, and as a 1T1C FRAM memory in an update mode. Updating of the stored firmware is performed by placing the FRAM in its update (1T1C) mode and writing the updated code into alternate rows of the 1T1C half-cells at each of a plurality of memory locations, while the other 1T1C half-cells in the other alternate rows retain the original data. Following verification of the updated contents, the original data in the other half-cells are overwritten with the verified updated data, and the operating mode is changed back to the normal (2T2C) operating mode.

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

Inventor(s): Royce Davis (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): ServiceNow, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder PC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15698301 on 09/07/2017 (873 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system, method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium for identifying customization changes have been disclosed. The system comprises a processor and a memory that includes instructions executable by the processor to cause the system to identify a baseline script of a plurality of baseline scripts from a baseline instance that corresponds to a custom script of a plurality of custom scripts from a customized instance. The customized instance is a customized version of the baseline instance. The instructions are executable to cause the system to compare the baseline script to the custom script to identify one or more changes between the baseline script and the custom script, to determine an amount of change using the one or more identified changes, and to generate a graphical user interface that includes an identifier of the baseline script, an identifier of the custom script, and a graphical indication of the amount of change.

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

Inventor(s): Le Cai (Cupertino, CA), QingQing Zhou (Santa Clara, CA), Yang Sun (Palo Alto, CA) Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15227546 on 08/03/2016 (1273 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for data redistribution of a job data in a first datanode (DN) to at least one additional DN in a Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) Database (DB) is provided. The method includes recording a snapshot of the job data, creating a first data portion in the first DN and a redistribution data portion in the first DN, collecting changes to a job data copy stored in a temporary table, and initiating transfer of the redistribution data portion to the at least one additional DN.

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

Detection of displayport alternate mode communication and connector plug orientation without use of a power distribution controller Patent No. 10545904 

Inventor(s): Hassan Omar Ali (Murphy, TX), Mark Edward Wentroble (Plano, TX), Suzanne Mary Vining (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16033873 on 07/12/2018 (565 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to USB TYPE-C, and, in particular, DISPLAYPORT Alternate Mode communication in a USB TYPE-C environment. In one embodiment, a device determines a DISPLAYPORT mode and determines an orientation of a USB TYPE-C connector plug. A multiplexer multiplexes a DISPLAYPORT transmission based in part on the determined orientation of the USB TYPE-C connector plug.

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

Methods and apparatus to enable status change detection in a low power mode of a microcontroller unit Patent No. 10545908 

Inventor(s): Bhargavi Nisarga (Allen, TX), Ruchi Shankar (Bangalore, , IN) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15055836 on 02/29/2016 (1429 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture to enable status change detection in a low power mode of a microcontroller unit are disclosed herein. An example integrated circuit (IC) includes a controller to determine that the IC is to enter a low power mode. The example IC includes a universal serial bus (USB) physical layer integrated circuit including a transceiver and a detector circuit. The transceiver is disabled while in the low power mode. The detector circuit is enabled while in the low power mode. The detector circuit is to determine whether a pinout of a USB receptacle is shorted to ground. The example IC includes a power control module (PCM) to disable the controller when entering the low power mode. Upon receipt of an indication that the ID pinout of the USB receptacle is shorted to the ground, the PCM initiates a boot sequence.

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

System for mapping a set of related strings on an ontology with a global submodular function Patent No. 10546009 

Inventor(s): Matthias Gall (Saint-Martin-d”Hres, , FR), Nikolaos Lagos (Grenoble, , FR) Assignee(s): CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICES, LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Fay Sharpe LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14520637 on 10/22/2014 (1924 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method provide for mapping a set of strings onto an ontology which may be represented as a graph. The method includes receiving a set of strings, each string denoting a respective object. For each of the strings, a pairwise similarity is computed between the string and each of a set of objects in the ontology. For each of a set of candidate subsets (subgraphs) of the set of objects, a global score is computed, which is a function of the pairwise similarities between the strings and the objects in the subset and a tightness score. The tightness score is computed on the objects in the subset with a submodular function. An optimal subset is identified from the set of candidate subsets based on the global scores. Strings in the set of strings are mapped to the objects in the optimal subset, based on the pairwise similarities.

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

Inventor(s): Lester Anderson Longley (Atlanta, GA), Misael Lopez Cruz (Allen, TX), Victor Cheng (Fort Lauderdale, FL) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15847440 on 12/19/2017 (770 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for performing a dot product. Each of a first series of numbers is divided into a first value, comprising the N most significant bits of the number, and a second value to form first and second sets of values. Each of a second series of numbers is divided into a third value, comprising the N most significant bits of the number, and a fourth value to form third and fourth sets of values. A dot product of the first and fourth sets of values is computed to provide a first partial sum. A dot product of the first and third sets of values is computed to provide a second partial sum. A dot product of the second and third sets of values is computed to provide a third partial sum. The partial sums are summed to provide a result for the dot product.

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

Inventor(s): Fa Yin (Shanghai, , CN), Xiaotao Chen (Basking Ridge, NJ), YwhPyng Harn (Milpitas, CA) Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15140246 on 04/27/2016 (1371 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for a synthetic trace model includes providing a first system model, the first system model comprising a plurality of subsystem models, each of the plurality of subsystem models having a trace format, generating a first plurality of traces from an overall pool of trace instructions, each of the first plurality of traces generated for respective ones of the plurality of subsystem models, according to the trace format of the subsystem model, executing the traces on each of the subsystem models, and evaluating execution characteristics for each trace executed on the first system model.

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

Inventor(s): Daniel Podewils (Evansville, IN), Robert John Marciello (Stewartsville, NJ), Thomas Lee Ashby (Evansville, IN) Assignee(s): Building Materials Investment Corporation (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Venable LLP (7 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15974847 on 05/09/2018 (629 days app to issue)

Abstract: TPO and PVC building membranes are disclosed that comprise RFID tags that are capable of storing identifying information. The RFID tags may be embedded in the membranes. By appropriate positioning of the RFID tags in the core layer of the TPO and PVC membranes, the properties of the membranes such as waterproofness and strength are not degraded by the presence of the tags and the functionality of the tags is not compromised by the manufacturing process. A method of manufacturing the membranes is also disclosed.

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

System and method for analyzing a root cause of anomalous behavior using hypothesis testing Patent No. 10546241 

Inventor(s): Kai Yang (Bridgewater, NJ), Sijia Liu (Syracuse, NY) Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14991685 on 01/08/2016 (1481 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for identifying a root cause of anomalous behavior in a communications network. A key quality indicator (KQI) indicative of a performance level associated with a source is received in the communication network. The KQI includes a performance measurement value to identify a performance level of the source having the anomalous behavior. An improved KQI indicative of a level of degradation is calculated based on the anomalous behavior at the source by recovering the KQI to a historical value. Sources of the anomalous behavior are clustered into subsets according to the level of degradation based on the calculated KQI improvement. A global or partial degradation type of the root cause source in the subset having a severe level of degradation is determined using hypothesis testing, and a confidence value is provided for the accepted degradation type.

Discovery and generation of organizational key performance indicators utilizing glossary repositories Patent No. 10546252 

Inventor(s): Swaminathan Chandrasekaran (Coppell, TX) Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY) Law Firm: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran Cole Calderon, P.C. (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 13423343 on 03/19/2012 (2871 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for providing discovery and realization of business measurement concepts may include providing at least one interface configured to receive an input from an operator associated with an organization, determining a selected set of glossary terms from a repository including a plurality of glossaries based at least in part on the input where the glossaries relate to different performance indicator components that are combinable to define a measurable performance indicator, and generating at least one performance indicator of the organization based on the selected set of glossary terms.

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

Inventor(s): Brad Whitley (Fort Worth, TX), Corey D. Albrecht (Fort Worth, TX), Steve Sutherland (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): CorVel Corporation (Irvine, CA) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 14092124 on 11/27/2013 (2253 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for providing medical information are provided in which a medical bill and line items summarized by the bill are received from a care provider. A revenue code in the bill and a subset of line items associated with it is identified. Respective line items are matched to corresponding generic description codes using a lookup table, thereby identifying generic codes for the line items. The generic codes are used to determine whether each line item is validly associated with the revenue code. A median charge for each line item is calculated based on historical charges by medical care providers in a relevant geographic region. A report is provided that provides, for each line item, the actual charge for the item from the bill, the median charge for the line item, and any flag indicating that the line item is potentially not validly associated with the corresponding revenue code.

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

Inventor(s): Paula Sanders Fenton (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): 7-ELEVEN, INC. (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16161407 on 10/16/2018 (469 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rolling information display system includes a heated roller grill having at least a first coated, heated roller positioned adjacent a second coated, heated roller, said at least first and second coated, heated rollers rotating together; and a tube comprising a plastic material resistant to temperatures at which the heated roller grill operates, the tube being open on both ends and further comprising rolling surfaces at opposing ends of the tube for rolling in contact with heated rolling surfaces of the heated roller grill and one or more recessed surfaces for bearing information about products provided on the heated roller grill. Information is printed in the one or more recessed surfaces, or is applied directly to or molded directly into the recessed surfaces. The rolling surface at opposing ends of the tube are integral with the tube. The products provided on the heated roller grill are food items.

Inventor(s): Luke D. Heide (Plymouth, MI), Nishikant Narayan Puranik (Frisco, TX), Prince R. Remegio (Lewisville, TX), Roger Akira Kyle (Lewisville, TX), Ryoma Kakimi (Ann Arbor, MI), Scott A. Friedman (Dallas, TX), Tim Uwe Falkenmaye Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACUTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15832247 on 12/05/2017 (784 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and vehicle components for providing a corrected pronunciation suggestion to a user are disclosed. A method includes receiving, by a microphone communicatively coupled to a processing device, a voice input from the user, the voice input including a particularly pronounced word. The method further includes comparing, by the processing device, the particularly pronounced word to one or more reference words in a reference table, determining, by the processing device, that the particularly pronounced word has been potentially mispronounced by the user based on the one or more reference words in the reference table, determining, by the processing device, a corrected pronunciation suggestion from the one or more reference words, and providing, via a user interface, the corrected pronunciation suggestion to the user.

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

Method and circuit enabling ferroelectric memory to be fixed to a stable state Patent No. 10546626 

Inventor(s): John A. Rodriguez (Dallas, TX), Robert C. Baumann (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15944666 on 04/03/2018 (665 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) array having one or more memory elements. A cycle controller cycles data to be fixed in a subset of the one or more memory elements by reading or writing the data a predetermined number of times to fix the data to a non-volatile stable state.

[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)

Wide range zero temperature coefficient oscillators and related devices and methods Patent No. 10546647 

Inventor(s): Deep Saxena (Bengaluru, , IN), Saurabh Kumar Singh (Edinburgh, , GB) Assignee(s): Sandisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Stoel Rives LLP (6 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15633747 on 06/26/2017 (946 days app to issue)

Abstract: An oscillator circuit includes a voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) configured to generate a clock signal having a clock period that is adjustable based on a control signal. The oscillator circuit includes a time to voltage converter configured to receive the clock signal and generate a compensation voltage potential that is proportional to the clock period and a zero temperature coefficient (ZTC) current. The oscillator circuit includes an amplifier configured to generate the control signal responsive to the compensation voltage potential and a temperature independent reference voltage potential. A method includes applying a control signal to a VCO, generating a clock signal having a clock period responsive to the control signal, generating a compensation voltage potential, and adjusting the clock period using the compensation voltage potential. A memory device includes the oscillator circuit.

[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)

Storage control system with data management mechanism and method of operation thereof Patent No. 10546648 

Inventor(s): James M. Higgins (Chandler, AZ), James M. Kresse (Gilbert, AZ), Mark Dancho (Chandler, AZ), Ryan Jones (Mesa, AZ) Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 13862314 on 04/12/2013 (2482 days app to issue)

Abstract: A storage control system, and a method of operation thereof, including: a recycle write queue for providing a recycle write; a host write queue for providing a host write; and a scheduler, coupled to the recycle write queue and the host write queue, for scheduling the recycle write and the host write for writing to a memory device.

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

Inventor(s): Paparao Palacharla (Richardson, TX), Qiong Zhang (Plano, TX), Tadashi Ikeuchi (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Fujitsu Limited (Kawasaki, , JP) Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15783015 on 10/13/2017 (837 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying a mapping solution for a virtual network request are disclosed. A resource orchestrator may receive a virtual network request specifying resources required on physical nodes in a network and generate a mapping solution for the request. Generating the mapping solution may include identifying vertices at which a first resource is available, mapping each identified vertex to the first resource in a respective candidate chaining solution, determining, for each identified vertex, a number of messages including the candidate chaining solution to be forwarded to respective neighbor vertices, and forwarding the determined number of messages to the respective neighbor vertices. Determining the number of messages to be forwarded may include applying a message forwarding policy to reduce the total number of messages forwarded between vertices when generating the mapping solution. The policy may be dependent on the topology of the virtual network request.

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

Information management and customization based on user interests and previous transactions Patent No. 10547707 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16279964 on 02/19/2019 (343 days app to issue)

Abstract: Identifying user input data on a mobile user device may provide a way to predict the types of questions and actions a user will take and offer information contemporaneously with such actions. One example method of operation includes identifying an active application programming interface (API) of a presently operating application executing on the user device, and identifying input data populating the application. Then, storing and processing the input data to identify a topic of interest and retrieving relevant content that is associated with the topic of interest, and creating a recommendation message based on the relevant content.

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

Inventor(s): Kathryn Schuck (Dallas, TX), Nazila Dadvand (Richardson, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16042595 on 07/23/2018 (554 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor package including a semiconductor die and at least one bondline positioned on the semiconductor die, the at least one bondline comprising a nickel lanthanide alloy diffusion barrier layer abutting a gold layer.

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

Inventor(s): Adam Joseph Fruehling (Garland, TX), Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison, TX), Juan Alejandro Herbsommer (Allen, TX), Kurt Wachtler (Richardson, TX), Simon Joshua Jacobs (Lucas, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15698706 on 09/08/2017 (872 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for depositing a measured amount of a species in a sealed cavity. In one example, a method for depositing molecules in a sealed cavity includes depositing a selected number of microcapsules in a cavity. Each of the microcapsules contains a predetermined amount of a first fluid. The cavity is sealed after the microcapsules are deposited. After the cavity is sealed the microcapsules are ruptured to release molecules of the first fluid into the cavity.

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

Inventor(s): Duane Scott Dewald (Dallas, TX), Nathan Wainwright (Melissa, TX) Assignee(s): Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation (San Francisco, CA) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16363651 on 03/25/2019 (309 days app to issue)

Abstract: A projector system comprising a laser light source, a collimating lens, a fly-eye lens, an integrating rod and a first modulator is disclosed. The light from a laser light source/fiber illuminates a collimator to substantially collimate the light and then is transmitted through a fly”s-eye lens. The fly”s-eye lens provides a desired angular/spatial light distribution for further processing to a first modulator of the projector system.

Non-volatile counter system, counter circuit and power management circuit with isolated dynamic boosted supply Patent No. 10545728 

Inventor(s): Christy Leigh She (Allen, TX), Hao Meng (Shanghai, , CN), Michael Zwerg (Dallas, TX), Steven Craig Bartling (Dallas, TX), Sudhanshu Khanna (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15828204 on 11/30/2017 (789 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed examples include non-volatile counter systems to generate and store a counter value according to a sensor pulse signal, and power circuits to generate first and second supply voltage signals to power first and second power domain circuits using power from the sensor pulse signal, including a switch connected between first and second power domain supply nodes, a boost circuit, and a control circuit to selectively cause the switch to disconnect the first and second power domain circuits from one another after the first supply voltage signal rises above a threshold voltage in a given pulse of the sensor pulse signal, and to cause the boost circuit to boost the second supply voltage signal after the regulator output is disconnected from the second power domain supply node in the given pulse.

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

Inventor(s): Carl Radens (LaGrangeville, NY), Hsueh-Chung Chen (Cohoes, NY), John H. Zhang (Altamont, NY), Lawrence A. Clevenger (LaGrangeville, NY), Richard Stephen Wise (Ridgefield, CT), Yann Mignot (Slingerlands, NY), Yannick Loque Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX) Law Firm: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15874654 on 01/18/2018 (740 days app to issue)

Abstract: Ultra-low-k dielectric materials used as inter-layer dielectrics in high-performance integrated circuits are prone to be structurally unstable. The Young”s modulus of such materials is decreased, resulting in porosity, poor film strength, cracking, and voids. An alternative dual damascene interconnect process incorporates air gaps into a high modulus dielectric material to maintain structural stability while reducing capacitance between adjacent nanowires. Incorporation of an air gap having k=1.0 compensates for the use of a higher modulus film having a dielectric constant greater than the typical ultra-low-k (ULK) dielectric value of about 2.2. The higher modulus film containing the air gap is used as an insulator between adjacent metal lines, while a ULK film is retained to insulate vias. The dielectric layer between two adjacent metal lines thus forms a ULK/high-modulus dielectric bi-layer.

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

Inventor(s): Raja Selvaraj (Bangalore, , IN), Subhashish Mukherjee (Bangalore, , IN), Venugopal Gopinathan (Cambridge, MA) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15343557 on 11/04/2016 (1180 days app to issue)

Abstract: An example integrated circuit die includes: a plurality of lower level conductor layers, a plurality of lower level insulator layers between the plurality of lower level conductor layers, a plurality of lower level vias extending vertically through the lower level insulator layers, a plurality of upper level conductor layers overlying the lower level conductor layers, a plurality of upper level insulator layers between and surrounding the upper level conductor layers, a plurality of upper level vias; at least two scribe seals arranged to form a vertical barrier extending vertically from the semiconductor substrate to a passivation layer at an upper surface of the integrated circuit die; and at least one opening extending vertically through one of the at least two scribe seals and extending through: the upper level conductor layers, the upper level via layers, the lower level conductor layers, and the lower level via 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]

Methods of forming metal-gate semiconductor devices with enhanced mobility of charge carriers Patent No. 10546789 

Inventor(s): Chengyu Niu (Niskayuna, NY), Heng Yang (Fishkill, NY), John H. Zhang (Altamont, NY) Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX) Law Firm: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14986229 on 12/31/2015 (1489 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and devices for enhancing mobility of charge carriers. An integrated circuit may include semiconductor devices of two types. The first type of device may include a metallic gate and a channel strained in a first manner. The second type of device may include a metallic gate and a channel strained in a second manner. The gates may include, collectively, three or fewer metallic materials. The gates may share a same metallic material. A method of forming the semiconductor devices on an integrated circuit may include depositing first and second metallic layers in first and second regions of the integrated circuit corresponding to the first and second gates, respectively.

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

Inventor(s): Julie Pacio Acua (Atok, , PH), Oscar Paulo Razon, III (Angeles, , PH) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15897260 on 02/15/2018 (712 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device includes a lead frame, a first clip, a second clip, and a plurality of semiconductor devices. The first clip is stacked with the lead frame. The second clip stacked with the first clip and the lead frame. The second clip includes a first protrusion that engages the first clip and secures the second clip to the first clip. The semiconductor devices are conductively coupled to the lead frame via the first clip and the second clip.

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

Inventor(s): Byron Williams (Plano, TX), Licheng Marshal Han (Frisco, TX), Michael Andrew Serafin (Richardson, TX), Salvatore Pavone (Murphy, TX), Sandra Rodriguez Varela (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15293557 on 10/14/2016 (1201 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit and method with a delamination free opening formed through multiple levels of polymer dielectric. The opening has a vertical sidewall and no interface between adjacent levels of polymer dielectric is exposed on the vertical sidewall.

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

Inventor(s): Chun-chen Yeh (Clifton Park, NY), Qing Liu (Watervliet, NY), Ruilong Xie (Schenectady, NY), Xiuyu Cai (Niskayuna, NY) Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX) Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14189509 on 02/25/2014 (2163 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for fabricating a CMOS integrated circuit structure and the CMOS integrated circuit structure. The method includes creating one or more n-type wells, creating one or more p-type wells, creating one or more pFET source-drains embedded in each of the one or more n-type wells, creating one or more nFET source-drains embedded in each of the one or more p-type wells, creating a pFET contact overlaying each of the one or more pFET source-drains, and creating an nFET contact overlaying each of the one or more nFET source-drains. A material of each of the one or more pFET source-drains includes silicon doped with a p-type material; a material of each of the one or more nFET source-drains includes silicon doped with an n-type material; a material of each pFET contact includes nickel silicide; and a material of each nFET contact comprises titanium silicide.

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

Three-dimensional memory device containing offset column stairs and method of making the same Patent No. 10546870 

Inventor(s): Kensuke Yamaguchi (Yokkaichi, , JP), Seiji Shimabukuro (Yokkaichi, , JP) Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX) Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15956139 on 04/18/2018 (650 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional NAND memory string includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and word line layers extending in a word line direction, a memory array region in the alternating stack containing memory stack structures, a group of more than two column stairs located in the alternating stack and extending in the word line direction from one side of the memory array region, and bit lines electrically contacting the vertical semiconductor channels and extending in a bit line direction which is perpendicular to the word line direction. Each column stair of the group of N column stairs has a respective step in a first vertical plane which extends in the bit line direction, and the respective steps in the first vertical plane decrease and then increase from one end column stair to another end column stair.

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

Inventor(s): Jared Farnsworth (Roseville, CA), Jyotirmoy V. Deshmukh (Torrance, CA), Shigeki Hasegawa (Aichi, , JP), Xiaoqing Jin (Torrance, CA) Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15917447 on 03/09/2018 (690 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for determining desired control paths for controlling operation of a fuel cell circuit includes a memory to store a model of the fuel cell circuit and an input device to receive system requirements. The system also includes a model processor designed to select sets of time-series actuator states corresponding to time-series control of an actuator of the fuel cell circuit and to perform simulations of the model using the multiple sets of time-series actuator states as controls for the actuator. The model processor is also performs an analysis of results of the simulations to determine whether the results for each of the multiple sets of time-series actuator states satisfy the system requirements and how far the results are from the system requirements, and selects a final set of time-series actuator states that satisfy the system requirements based on the analysis.

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

Inventor(s): Mike Pastusek (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: Scheef Stone, L.L.P. (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 15961649 on 04/24/2018 (644 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cable has a corrugated armor exterior surface, and a split bushing defines an interior surface which conforms to the corrugated exterior surface. The bushing is split radially in one place to form a gap which may be opened to allow the bushing to open, or the bushing is split radially at two or more places to form two or more parts, and is fitted about the corrugated exterior surface. The bushing defines first and second external chamfer surfaces. A connector includes a body having external threads and a chamfer which urges against the first bushing chamfer. A nut has internal threads which engage the external threads of the body, and a chamfer which urges against the second bushing chamfer. As the nut is tightened onto the body, wedge action on the first and second bushing chamfers compresses the bushing around the corrugated exterior surface to secure the connector to the cable.

[H02G] INSTALLATION OF ELECTRIC CABLES OR LINES, OR OF COMBINED OPTICAL AND ELECTRIC CABLES OR LINES (insulated conductors or cables with arrangements for facilitating mounting or securing H01B 7/40; distribution points incorporating switches H02B; guiding telephone cords H04M 1/15; cable ducts or mountings for telephone or telegraph exchange installations H04Q 1/06)

Inventor(s): Ramesh Tiruvannamalai Ramamoorthy (Sugar Land, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16392312 on 04/23/2019 (280 days app to issue)

Abstract: A dead band compensation system is provided that provides dead time compensation for a three-phase inverter in connection with counting the time difference between a pulse width without a dead time interval and a pulse width available at the output of the inverter ([b]100[/b]). An error measurement is determined, a portion of which is fed back subsequently. Harmonic components, among other things, are reduced, to an extent, in the load current through an inverter load ([b]120[/b]). Further, compensation for inverter voltage output errors may be provided.

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

Inventor(s): Joao Carlos Felicio Brito (Murphy, TX), Qunying Li (Allen, TX), Wenxiao Tan (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15331213 on 10/21/2016 (1194 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatus providing a smooth transition from a pulse width modulation mode to a linear mode to drive a voice coil motor are disclosed. An example apparatus includes an H-bridge; a pulse generator to generate a pulse when the voice coil motor driver transitions from pulse width modulation mode to linear mode; a first boost circuit to, when the pulse is generated, increase a first current being applied to a first gate of a first transistor in the H-bridge, the increase in the first current enabling the first transistor; and a second boost circuit to, when the pulse is generated, provide an additional path to ground from a node coupled to a second gate of a second transistor of the H bridge, the path to ground corresponding to a voltage drop that disables the second transistor.

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

Inventor(s): Baher Haroun (Allen, TX), Jiri Panacek (Freising, , DE), Martin Staebler (Freising, , DE), Peter Fundaro (Dallas, TX), Ralf Peter Brederlow (Poing, , DE), Tobias Bernhard Fritz (Mainburg, , DE) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15858485 on 12/29/2017 (760 days app to issue)

Abstract: A motor drive circuit includes a first serializer-deserializer (SER-DES) module that converts first SER-DES input signals into a first SER-DES output serial data stream. The first SER-DES input signals relate to motor control inputs or motor drive power outputs. A second SER-DES module converts a second SER-DES input serial data stream corresponding to the first SER-DES output serial data stream into second SER-DES output signals. The second SER-DES input signals relate to motor drive power outputs or motor control inputs. A serial isolation channel provides a galvanic isolation barrier between the first SER-DES module and the second SER-DES module. The serial isolation channel communicates the first SER-DES output serial data stream across the galvanic isolation barrier to provide the second SER-DES input serial data stream.

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

Inventor(s): Robert Callaghan Taft (Munich, , DE), Vineethraj Rajappan Nair (Freising, , DE) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15974956 on 05/09/2018 (629 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, an electronic circuit for delaying a signal (received at an input node) includes a delay line with multiple tap locations, a tap line proximate to the delay line and coupled to an output node, and multiple groups of switches. Switches in the groups of switches are severally coupled between tap locations corresponding to the respective group of switches, and the tap line. When the signal is propagated through the delay line, a first number of the switches corresponding to a selected tap location are closed, a second number of the switches corresponding to an adjacent tap location are closed, and the signal is transmitted with a delay through the closed switches, to the tap line, to the output node. The delay includes an average, weighted using the first and second numbers, of delays corresponding to the selected and adjacent tap locations.

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

Inventor(s): Gaetano Maria Walter Petrina (Kirchdorf an der Amper, , DE), Michael Lueders (Freising, , DE), Nicola Rasera (Unterschleiheim, , DE) Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15993144 on 05/30/2018 (608 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture are disclosed for cross-conduction detection. An example apparatus includes a cross detector circuit including a first transistor and a second transistor, the first transistor coupled to a load, a third transistor coupled to a first controlled delay circuit and the first transistor, a fourth transistor coupled to a second controlled delay circuit and to the third transistor at a phase node, and a control circuit coupled to the first controlled delay circuit, the second controlled delay circuit, and the load.

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

Inventor(s): Gerd Schuppener (Allen, TX), Mohammad Elbadry (San Diego, CA), Robert Floyd Payne (Lucas, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16410508 on 05/13/2019 (260 days app to issue)

Abstract: A duty cycle correction circuit includes a charge pump and a controller. The charge pump includes a current source, a first output, and a second output. The charge pump routes current from the current source to the first output during a positive portion of a clock, and routes current from the current source to the second output during a negative portion of the clock. The controller compares charge accumulated from the first output to charge accumulated from the second output over a plurality of clock cycles to determine which of the positive portion of the clock and the negative portion of the clock is longer. The controller also generates a digital value that indicates an amount of adjustment to apply to a duty cycle of the clock based on which of the positive portion of the clock and the negative portion of the clock is longer.

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

Inventor(s): Aditya Vighnesh Ramakanth Bommireddipalli (Tucson, AZ), Christopher Paul Lash (Portland, OR) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16418507 on 05/21/2019 (252 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a first transistor having a first control input and first and second current terminals, and a second transistor having a second control input and third and fourth current terminals. A third transistor has a third control input and fifth and sixth current terminals, the fifth current terminal coupled to the first current terminal at a first supply voltage node. A fourth transistor has a fourth control input and seventh and eighth current terminals, the seventh current terminal coupled to the second and sixth current terminals. A pulse generator has a pulse generator input and a first pulse generator output, the pulse generator input configured to receive a switch control signal, and the first pulse generator output coupled to the first control input. The third control input is configured to receive either the switch control signal or a logical inverse of the switch control signal.

[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]

Reducing glitches that occur when multiplexing of asynchronous clocks using flip-flops and logic gates Patent No. 10547311 

Inventor(s): George Vincent Konnail (Addison, TX), Karl John Wallinger (Dallas, TX), Sunil Kashyap Venugopal (Irving, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15980486 on 05/15/2018 (623 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving an output of a first combinational logic at an enable terminal of a first flip-flop. The first combinational logic inputs include a disable first clock signal from a clock switchover circuit and a disable second clock signal from the clock switchover circuit. A set terminal of the first flip-flop receives an output of a logic gate, and the logic gate receives a select signal and a first clock signal. An input terminal of the first flip-flop receives, an output of a second flip-flop. A reset terminal of the first flip-flop receives an output of a second combinational logic. The second combinational logic inputs include a first clock stopped signal, a power-on-reset signal, and the select signal, the first clock stopped signal indicating a stop in the first clock signal. An output terminal of the first flip-flop outputs a modified select 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]

Inventor(s): Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison, TX), Swaminathan Sankaran (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15146965 on 05/05/2016 (1363 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system is provided in which a first waveguide has a first resonator coupled to an end of the first waveguide. A second waveguide has a second resonator coupled to the second waveguide. The first resonator is spaced apart from the second resonator by a gap distance. Transmission of a signal propagated by the first waveguide across the gap to the second waveguide is enhanced by a confined near field mode magnetic field produced by the first resonator in response to the propagating wave that is coupled to the second resonator.

[H01P] WAVEGUIDES; RESONATORS, LINES OR OTHER DEVICES OF THE WAVEGUIDE TYPE (operating at optical frequencies G02B)

Inventor(s): Subhashish Mukherjee (Bangalore, , IN), Venugopal Gopinathan (Bangalore, , IN) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15454797 on 03/09/2017 (1055 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a first die includes a primary LC tank oscillator having a natural frequency of oscillation to induce a forced oscillation in a secondary LC tank oscillator of a separate second die via a magnetic coupling between the primary LC tank oscillator and the secondary LC tank oscillator.

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Allen, TX), Hongbo Si (Garland, TX), Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15242428 on 08/19/2016 (1257 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of a user equipment (UE) for channel state information (CSI) reporting in a wireless communication system. The method comprises receiving CSI reporting configuration information, generating a CSI report comprising at least one of a rank indicator (RI), a channel quality indicator (CQI), a precoding matrix indicator (PMI), or a CSI-RS resource indicator (CRI) based on the CSI reporting configuration information, determining a number of bits of a payload included in the CSI report, and selecting at least one of a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) Format or a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) based on the number of bits of the payload included in the CSI report to transmit the CSI report.

Method and apparatus for codebook subset restriction for CSI reporting in advanced wireless communication systems Patent No. 10547368 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16113917 on 08/27/2018 (519 days app to issue)

Abstract: The method of UE for CSI reporting comprises receiving a higher layer signaling including CBSR information; determining a bitmap sequence B based on the CBSR information, wherein the bitmap sequence B includes a first bitmap sequence B[subscript]1 [/subscript]and a second bitmap sequence B[subscript]2[/subscript]; determining the first bitmap sequence B[subscript]1 [/subscript]and the second bitmap sequence B[subscript]2 [/subscript]based on the bitmap sequence B; identifying, based on the first bitmap sequence B[subscript]1 [/subscript]and the second bitmap sequence B[subscript]2[/subscript], a restriction on P beam groups out of Q beam groups G(r[subscript]1[/subscript],r[subscript]2[/subscript]) for the CSI reporting; generating a CSI report based on the P beam groups with the identified restriction for the CSI reporting and remaining Q minus P beam groups without any restrictions for the CSI reporting; and transmitting the CSI report to the BS. The remaining beam groups are determined as the Q beam groups G(r[subscript]1[/subscript],r[subscript]2[/subscript]) minus the P beam groups.

Re-generation and re-transmission of millimeter waves for building penetration Patent No. 10547386 

Inventor(s): Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16249979 on 01/17/2019 (376 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for enabling signal penetration into a building includes a first transceiver, located on an outside of the building, for transmitting and receiving signals at a first frequency outside of the building, wherein the signals at the first frequency do not easily penetrate into an interior of the building. A first up/down converter converts between a first version of the signals at the first frequency and a second version of the signals at a second frequency. The first frequency is higher than the second frequency and the signals at the second frequency better penetrate to the interior of the building and overcome losses caused by penetrating into an interior of the building. A second up/down converter converts between the second version of the signals at the second frequency that overcomes the losses caused by penetrating into the interior of the building and a third version of the signals after transmission from the building exterior to the building interior. A router transmits and receives the third version of the signals within the interior of the building.

Inventor(s): Baher Haroun (Allen, TX), Tobias Bernhard Fritz (Mainburg, , DE) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15858537 on 12/29/2017 (760 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a serializer module that includes an input stage that samples an input signal to capture an edge location for each of the input signal in a given time frame. An edge encoder encodes the edge location for the input signal into a packet frame to specify where the edge location occurs in the given time frame for the input signal. A transmitter receives the packet frame from the edge decoder and converts the packet frame into a serial data stream. The transmitter communicates the edge location for the input signal via the serial data stream.

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

Inventor(s): Jeffrey J. Stapleton (Arlington, TX) Assignee(s): Wells Fargo Bank N.A. (San Francisco, CA) Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15331019 on 10/21/2016 (1194 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus for managing digital certificates, managing a certificate authority (CA), and cross-referencing CA hierarchies. The method includes receiving, by a processor of a CA computing system, at least one of a digital certificate generation request and a digital certificate revocation from a user via a user computing device, the digital certificate generation request including a user public key and a user identity. The method further includes generating a digital certificate for the user and signing the digital certificate with a CA private key, wherein the CA private key is associated with a known CA public key. The method further includes publishing the digital certificate signed with the CA private key to a digital certificate blockchain, determining a certificate status of the digital certificate, and publishing an update to the digital certificate blockchain to reflect the certificate status of the digital certificate.

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

System and method for combining OTFS with QLO to minimize time-bandwidth product Patent No. 10547476 

Inventor(s): Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16216172 on 12/11/2018 (413 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for wirelessly transmitting data provides an input for receiving an input data stream. First modulation circuitry applies quantum level overlay (QLO) modulation to the input data stream to generate a QLO modulated data stream. Second modulation circuitry applies quantum level orthogonal time frequency space (OTFS) modulation to the QLO modulated data stream to create an OTFS/QLO modulated data stream. A transmitter transmits the OTFS/QLO modulated data stream.

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

Inventor(s): Francois Caron (Montreal, , CA) Assignee(s): GENBAND US LLC (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15688531 on 08/28/2017 (883 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes, with a computing system, receiving a plurality of packets for transcoding, the plurality of packets comprising a first set of packets having data in a first format and a second set of packets having data in a second format, with the computing system, placing the first set of packets in a first queue, the first queue comprising packets from more than one communication session, with the computing system, placing the second set of packets in a second queue, the second queue having packets from more than one communication session, with the computing system, processing packets of the first queue with a graphics processing unit, and with the computing system, after processing the packets of the first queue with the graphics processing unit, processing packets of the second queue with the graphics processing unit.

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

Inventor(s): Sean David Peterson (Arlington, TX) Assignee(s): Accenture Global Services Limited (Dublin, , IE) Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14832652 on 08/21/2015 (1621 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provisioning resources into the cloud is a constantly increasing technical challenge as more cloud service providers emerge, each offering disparate computing platforms, services, assets, supported technical components, and other features. A cloud computing provisioning architecture implements a sequence of complex technical analyses that successfully provisions complex cloud computing services. The provisioning architecture disaggregates resources into individual provisioning actions, and also selectively re-aggregates the resources into template blocks which a service provider accepts for native provisioning.

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

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: 15187384 on 06/20/2016 (1317 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method implemented by a network element (NE) configured as a temporal tunnel service (TTS) controller, comprising computing, via a processor of the NE, a path in a network for a temporal label switched path (LSP), wherein the path satisfies a constraint in a scheduled time interval comprising a predetermined start time and a predetermined end time, reserving, at a current time prior to the predetermined start time via the processor, a first network resource on a link along the path computed for the temporal LSP, wherein the first network resource is reserved for the temporal LSP to carry traffic in the scheduled time interval, and sending, at the predetermined start time via a transmitter of the NE, a LSP creation request to a node associated with the temporal LSP to request creation of the temporal LSP along the path in the network.

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

Inventor(s): Brett M. Oliphant (Plano, TX), John P. Blignaut (West Lafayette, IN) Assignee(s): SecurityProfiling, LLC (Garland, TX) Law Firm: The Caldwell Firm, LLC (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15608983 on 05/30/2017 (973 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus is provided including at least one platform; an intrusion prevention system configured to communicative couple with the at least one platform; a firewall configured to communicative couple with the at least one platform; at least one first data storage configured to communicative couple with the at least one platform; and at least one second data storage configured to communicative couple with the at least one platform. The at least one platform is configured to perform a plurality of operations that collective protect one or more networked devices, by causing a reporting of at least a first occurrence based on a determination that the first occurrence includes at least one first occurrence packet that is capable of taking advantage of at least one of the actual vulnerability to which the at least one networked device is actually vulnerable.

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

Signaling and processing content with variable bitrates for adaptive streaming Patent No. 10547659 

Inventor(s): Alexander Giladi (Princeton, NJ), Changquan Ai (Shenzhen, , CN), Peiyun Di (Shenzhen, , CN), Shaobo Zhang (Shenzhen, , CN), Xin Liu (Shenzhen, , CN), Xin Wang (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA), Yangpo Xu (Shenzhen, , CN) Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15075703 on 03/21/2016 (1408 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for adaptive streaming of a media content, wherein the method comprises receiving a media presentation description that provides presentation information for the media content, determining a plurality of representations from the media presentation description that comprise segments that are provided with bitrate and quality information, selecting a media segment that meets a desired quality level to download from one of the representations, updating a buffered media time for downloading the media segment, and determining when to switch to another representation by comparing the buffered media time to a switching threshold value.

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

Inventor(s): Paul Garrity (Rockwall, TX) Assignee(s): Garrity Power Services LLC (Rockwall, TX) Law Firm: Hovey Williams LLP (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15903658 on 02/23/2018 (704 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless headset comprising a sound transducer, said sound transducer and a wireless power receiver. The sound transducer comprises a sound transducer coil configured to at least one of convert a first electrical signal to a first sound signal and convert a first sound signal to a first electrical signal comprising first audio information. The wireless power receiver is configured to receive wireless power through an antenna comprising said sound transducer coil.

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

System and method for using a mobile device as an input device for surveys at a live event Patent No. 10547742 

Inventor(s): Jovan Hutton Pulitzer (Frisco, TX) Assignee(s): Tesla Laboratories, LLC (Jackson, WY) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16186284 on 11/09/2018 (445 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is provided for interacting with audience members in an event, each of the potential attendees having available thereto a unique identifier. The method comprises creating, for an attendee, a unique ID (UID) on a mobile wireless device (MWD) by the steps of inputting to the MWD one of the unique identifiers, combining the obtained unique identifier with a UID time stamp at the time of creation of the UID; receiving with a server on a first wireless channel communications from the MWD; registering the UID at the physical location of the event; generating a visual query; displaying on the MWD response indicators; receiving at the server from the registered attendee a response, to the query over the first wireless channel; and storing in a database on the server the received response in association with the displayed query.

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

Inventor(s): Benjamin Zachary White (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): T-Mobile USA, Inc. (Bellevue, WA) Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16016213 on 06/22/2018 (585 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are described for generating customized service plans for a wireless telecommunications network. An operator of a wireless telecommunications network may allow users to access the network in accordance with a service plan, which may specify terms and conditions associated with usage of the network (e.g., types of usage, amounts of usage, geographic areas, associated mobile devices and users, subscription fees, etc.). Customized, user-specific service plans for the wireless network may be generated and implemented by determining that a user satisfies one or more criteria for applying service plan modifications. A user may be required to agree to specified conditions, such as upgrading a mobile device or subscribing for a specified time period, in order to accept a customized service plan. Multiple modifications may be applied to a base service plan, and plans and/or modifications for which the user is eligible may be identified.

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

Inventor(s): Dipan Kumar Mandal (Bangalore, , IN), Hetul Sanghvi (Bangalore, , IN), Mahesh Madhukar Mehendale (Bangalore, , IN), Mihir Narendra Mody (Bangalore, , IN), Nainala Vyagrheswarudu (Bangalore, , IN), Niraj Nandan (Bangalore, , IN), Pava Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15653561 on 07/19/2017 (923 days app to issue)

Abstract: A video hardware engine which support dynamic frame padding is disclosed. The video hardware engine includes an external memory. The external memory stores a reference frame. The reference frame includes a plurality of reference pixels. A motion estimation (ME) engine receives a current LCU (largest coding unit), and defines a search area around the current LCU for motion estimation. The ME engine receives a set of reference pixels corresponding to the current LCU. The set of reference pixels of the plurality of reference pixels are received from the external memory. The ME engine pads a set of duplicate pixels along an edge of the reference frame when a part area of the search area is outside the reference frame.

Inventor(s): Edward H. Wolfe (Plano, TX), Thomas R. Miller (Plano, TX), Vanessa Ogle (Fairview, TX) Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 16181470 on 11/06/2018 (448 days app to issue)

Abstract: A set-top box with an interactive portal and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the set-top box, the set-top box is deployed to provide an interactive portal in a hospitality establishment having multiple rooms, such as a hotel. The set-top box is associated with a room and includes a housing that secures a television input, a television output, a processor, a transceiver, and memory therein in an interconnected bus architecture. The set-top box generates a guest interactive portal as well as a housekeeping interactive portal for a guest and housekeeper, respectively. Each of the portals provides relevant feedback on the condition of the room to a server associated with the hotel.

Inventor(s): Raymond S. Horton (McKinney, TX), William C. Fang (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Enseo, Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 15281681 on 09/30/2016 (1215 days app to issue)

Abstract: A set-top box for changing channels and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the set-top box includes a network interface controller that is configured to receive a source internet protocol television signal, which includes two channels, from an external source and at least partially prepare the source internet protocol signal in order to forward the tuned signal to a television. The set-top box saves in a buffer the at least partially prepared second channel beginning at a recent periodic, sequential signal access point. In response to receiving a channel change instruction when the set-top box is forwarding the at least partially prepared first channel signal, the set-top box causes the television tuner to forward the at least partially prepared signal based on the second channel stored in the buffer beginning at the recent periodic, sequential signal access point.

Inventor(s): Kulvir S. Bhogal (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY) Law Firm: Scully, Scott, Murphy Presser, P.C. (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15450845 on 03/06/2017 (1058 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, system and computer program product are disclosed for sharing a crowd sourced wireless network, wherein a first user uses a first device to access a wireless network, and the first device includes an application to grant automatically access to the wireless network to all of a defined group of people. In an embodiment, the method comprises restricting the automatic grant of access to the wireless network by, when one person of said group of people requests access to the network, a network control obtaining a determined strength of a defined relationship between the first user and that person, and granting the person access to the wireless network only if the determined strength of the defined relationship meets one or more set criteria. In an embodiment, the first device uploads a series of relationship scores to a server, and network control receives these scores from the server.

Inventor(s): Arindam Roy (Plano, TX), Marshall Jobe (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): E.F. JOHNSON COMPANY (Irving, TX) Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16171177 on 10/25/2018 (460 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system and method for simulating a land mobile radio system having a plurality of radio sites. The simulation system may comprise an IP network providing an IP-based interface between components within the system such as, for example, a first server designed to simulate one or more radio sites, a second server designed to simulate one or more subscriber units, and a controller interface for providing commands for controlling the simulated subscriber units. Each site in the first server may include one or more site applications each associated with an IP address, and each subscriber unit in the second server is associated with a plurality of IP addresses for communicating with the site applications over the IP network.

Inventor(s): Maulik Shah (Carrollton, TX) Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15880855 on 01/26/2018 (732 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system may collect, from a wireless network, first data pertaining to nodes in the wireless network. Each datum of the first data belongs to one of two or more categories/For each of the nodes, for each of the categories, and for each datum belonging to the category, the system may determine if the datum is outside of a first range of values, and if the datum is inside the first range, the system may calculate a first base network performance health (NPH) score that is a function of the nodes, the categories, the data, and time. The system may also apply first deep learning to a first neural network among a plurality of neural networks to update first coefficients for correlating the first base NPH score to a mean opinion score, for each of the categories.

UE beam management: a combined periodic and event based report approach for traffic overhead and UE mobility tradeoff Patent No. 10548043 

Inventor(s): Yang Li (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA) Law Firm: Kowert Hood Munyon Rankin and Goetzel PC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16145462 on 09/28/2018 (487 days app to issue)

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

Inventor(s): Sean Michael McBeath (Keller, TX) Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA) Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15901663 on 02/21/2018 (706 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for reporting power headroom-related information for a plurality of aggregated carriers. The method includes reporting in a bitmap the power headroom-related information for a number of the aggregated carriers that is less than or equal to the total number of aggregated carriers, wherein the power headroom-related information is one of a power headroom for at least one of the aggregated carriers and a path loss for at least one of the aggregated carriers.

System and method for providing mobility management and out-of-coverage indication in a conventional land mobile radio system Patent No. 10548108 

Inventor(s): Arindam Roy (Plano, TX), Linda Trine (Keller, TX), Marshall Jobe (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): E.F. JOHNSON COMPANY (Irving, TX) Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15803696 on 11/03/2017 (816 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system and a method for providing mobility management and out-of-coverage indication in a conventional Land Mobile Radio (LMR) system. A radio provides its location and user group data to the disclosed system through its traffic channel when the channel is idle. Knowledge of the radio”s current location and user group data is used to provide dynamic call routing and data management within the disclosed system. The disclosed system and method may provide operability similar to that of a trunking system by providing mobility management and out-of-coverage indication while providing low-cost benefits through operation of a conventional system.

Providing a downlink control structure in a first carrier to indicate information in a second different carrier Patent No. 10548135 

Inventor(s): Jun Li (Richardson, TX), Neng Wang (Plano, TX), Yi Song (Plano, TX), Yuqiang Tang (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA) Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16255126 on 01/23/2019 (370 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile station receives a downlink control structure in a first carrier, where the downlink control structure indicates that control information for the mobile station is on a second, different carrier. The mobile station decodes the control information in the second carrier, where the control information specitl.es resource allocation of a wireless link for the mobile station. More specifically, according to some implementations, the control channel in the first carrier specifies the resource allocation for an extended control channel in the second carrier, where the extended control channel specifies the resource allocation for traffic data of a wireless link for the mobile station.

Inventor(s): Bret Bieghler (Plano, TX), Haibo Qian (Frisco, TX) Assignee(s): AFFIRMED NETWORKS, INC. (Acton, MA) Law Firm: Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (6 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15968440 on 05/01/2018 (637 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for a method of assigning resources to eNodeBs in a mobility management entity (MME) pool, including determining a first relative capacity for a first eNodeB based on at least one of latency between the first eNodeB and a first MME and the location of the first eNodeB. A second relative capacity may be determined for a second eNodeB based on at least one of latency between the second eNodeB and the first MME and the location of the second eNodeB. The first and second relative capacities may be indicative of relative capacity values greater than zero. The relative capacities may be provided to the first and second eNodeBs, and a portion of traffic sent from the first and second eNodeBs to the first MME may be based on the first and second relative capacities, respectively.

Bearer activation for multiple radio access technology dual connectivity scenarios Patent No. 10548177 

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: 15955111 on 04/17/2018 (651 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for activating bearers in radio access networks includes receiving information regarding channel conditions for a secondary RAT; identifying a first set of radio bearers for a primary RAT and a second set of radio bearers for the secondary RAT based on the received channel conditions; and establishing the first set of radio bearers associated with the primary RAT. The method may also include providing a message to a core network indicating that first set of radio bearers have been established for the primary RAT, the message includes an indication that the second set of radio bearers will be established after the core network has been configured for operation with the first set of radio bearers; reconfiguring a UE for establishing the second set of radio bearers associated with the secondary RAT; and indicating that the reconfiguration of the UE for the second set of radio bearers is complete.

Methods and systems for maintaining the illumination intensity of light emitting diodes Patent No. 10548198 

Inventor(s): George Berman (Dallas, TX), Jim Coker (Allen, TX), John B. Gunter (Flower Mound, TX), Vadim Zlotnikov (Dallas, TX), Valeriy K. Berger (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Luminator Holding LP (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16271233 on 02/08/2019 (354 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for maintaining the illumination intensity of one or more LEDs above a minimal intensity level. The systems and methods may include: (1) a current regulator for regulating the current in a circuit; (2) a voltage source for applying current to a circuit; (3) an LED with a minimal intensity level that correlates to a set-point temperature; and (4) a thermal sensor that is in proximity to the LED and adapted to sense a temperature proximal to the LED. The thermal sensor may transmit a signal to the current regulator if the sensed temperature exceeds the set-point temperature. Thereafter, the current regulator may take steps to regulate the current in order to maintain the LED illumination intensity above the minimal intensity level.

Inventor(s): Stephanie Parker (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: QuickChore Corp. (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 29637130 on 02/14/2018 (713 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Christopher Terpstra (Frisco, TX), Ernest Matthew Chavana, Jr. (Villa Ridge, MO), Jan Valentic (Plano, TX), Richard Foster (Powell, OH), Stanley Anderson (Fenton, MO) Assignee(s): RUG DOCTOR, LLC (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Hauptman Ham, LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 29608684 on 06/23/2017 (949 days app to issue)

Electronic device display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface for a road trip challenge app Patent No. D873836 

Inventor(s): Joel Dickinson (Flower Mound, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: Suzanne Kikel, Patent Agent (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 29620846 on 07/19/2017 (923 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Bryan Joseph Tamayo (Allen, TX), Geoffrey Wayne Dagley (McKinney, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Staevan Alan Duckworth (The Colony, TX) Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA) Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 29690645 on 05/09/2019 (264 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Benjamin Skylar Radcliffe (Carrollton, TX), Bryan Joseph Tamayo (Allen, TX), Geoffrey Wayne Dagley (McKinney, TX), Micah Price (Plano, TX), Qiaochu Tang (The Colony, TX), Staevan Alan Duckworth (The Colony, TX), Stephen P Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA) Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner, LLP (9 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 29690673 on 05/09/2019 (264 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Adam Hardman (Fort Worth, TX), Peter Walter (Fort Worth, TX), Ron Arizpe (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): S.P.M. Flow Control, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 29571208 on 07/15/2016 (1292 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Christian Hatla (Jacksboro, TX), Christopher Penry (Weatherford, TX), Everette Johnston (Perrin, TX) Assignee(s): INNOVEX DOWNHOLE SOLUTIONS, INC. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: MH2 Technology Law Group LLP (4 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 29637119 on 02/14/2018 (713 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Jason P. Campbell (Grand Prairie, TX) Assignee(s): Plano Molding Company (Plano, IL) Law Firm: Leason Ellis LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 29642014 on 03/27/2018 (672 days app to issue)

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