Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 14 for patent activity out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: • AT&T's augmented reality visual Wi-Fi signal • Bank of America's autonomous software containers • Genband's method for blocking notification messages during screen sharing • Linear Labs' brushless electric motor/generator • Sabre's tokenized data security • Phazr's window-installed wireless communications device • Conduent's method for video-based detection of drive-offs and walk-offs

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 Incorporated (Dallas) 10 Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 5 Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 4 Phazr Inc. (Allen) 3 SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano) 3 STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell) 3



Farooq Khan (Allen) 4 Manu Kurian (Dallas) 2 Solyman Ashrafi (Plano) 2 Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound) 2

SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 81 daysMethod and system for enabling a communication device to remotely execute an applicationPatent No. 10264032 Assignee: Hammond Development International, Inc. (Dallas) Inventor: Daniel D. Hammond (Dallas)

3,716 daysCatheter Patent No. 10258471 Assignee: VDYNE LLC: (Dallas) Inventors: Georg Lutter (Kiel, DE), Lucian Lozonschi (Madison, WI)

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Inventor(s): Larry Mearns Nouvel (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): ADAMA MAKHTESHIM LTD. (Beer-Sheva, IL) Law Firm: Cooper Dunham LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14437670 on 10/17/2013 (2007 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention discloses a pesticide composition comprising a juvenoid, such as pyriproxyfen or hydroprene, and a chitin synthesis inhibitor, such as novaluron. The composition containing the combined actives provides an increased efficacy not exhibited by either active when used alone.

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

Inventor(s): Ivory Johnson (Hutchins, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: Haverstock Owens LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 13797842 on 03/12/2013 (2226 days app to issue)

Abstract: A suitcase with an integrated garment bag is able to be used to neatly store items to prevent them from being wrinkled or otherwise disarranged.

Inventor(s): Steven Don Davis (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Iron Armour, LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 14930320 on 11/02/2015 (1261 days app to issue)

Abstract: A comb and a thermal protective glove are provided herein. In one embodiment, the comb includes: (1) a base having a top side and a bottom side, (2) a longitudinal row of teeth on the top side of the base and (3) an attacher having a coupling end connected to the bottom side of the base.

[A45D] HAIRDRESSING OR SHAVING EQUIPMENT; MANICURING OR OTHER COSMETIC TREATMENT (wigs, toupees, or the like A41G 3/00, A41G 5/00; hairdressers’ chairs A47C 1/04; hair cutting appliances, razors B26B)

Inventor(s): Charles A Patterson (Durango, CO), Charles Risdall (Plano, TX), Joe Ricchio (Long Beach, CA), Michael Risdall (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Smith System Manufacturing Company Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Winthrop Weinstine, P.A. (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15422199 on 02/01/2017 (804 days app to issue)

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

Inventor(s): Paul Merrill (Dallas, TX), Wade Lowe (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16154601 on 10/08/2018 (190 days app to issue)

Abstract: The current invention is directed towards a rectangular portable tent providing the user easy, assisted and custom storage of gear and personal shelter from unwanted environmental elements. The rectangular portable tent is easily folded, packed or rolled for storage during transportation by the user. The rectangular portable tent may furthermore be adjoined to or a member of another piece of portable gear, such as a backpack. Additionally, the internal volume size of the rectangular portable tent is expandable or reducible by the connection of multiple rectangular portable tents to each other. Adjustment, removal or addition of multiple dividers, openings and accessory components give the user the most optimal tent they desire for specific needs and conditions.

Methods and systems for intra-operatively providing anatomical guidance in surgery Patent No. 10258275 

Inventor(s): Elizabeth Kanter Bartz (Southlake, TX) Assignee(s): VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (Nashville, TN) Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15391046 on 12/27/2016 (840 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention relates to a process for intra-operatively providing anatomical guidance in endocrine surgery. In one embodiment, the process includes the steps of illuminating tissues in the neck area of a living subject with a beam of light having a predetermined wavelength, obtaining Raman data from light scattered from the illuminated tissues, finding Raman signatures corresponding to thyroid or parathyroid tissues from the obtained Raman data, and identifying the thyroid or parathyroid tissues from the corresponding Raman signatures.

Inventor(s): Daniel A. Worrel (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): SUREMKA, LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Hilton IP Law, PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14300755 on 06/10/2014 (1771 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cannula assembly having a plurality of outwardly-biased flexible fins capable of inward movement such that the fins converge upon insertion of a trocar device. The fin embodiment including a slot formed therein, with a corresponding raised feature on the trocar shaft capable of engaging the slots. Inward movement of the trocar within the cannula lumen causes the fins to converge. An additional embodiment utilizes outwardly-biased flexible fins that lock together in a closed position, with corrugated features in the fin inner surface that contact the trocar shaft such that, upon insertion of the trocar, the fins unlock and splay outward. One or more of the flexible fins also including one or more penetrations for accepting a biasing device for altering the biasing force of the fin.

Inventor(s): Georg Lutter (Kiel, , DE), Lucian Lozonschi (Madison, WI) Assignee(s): VDYNE, LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Juneau Mitchell (4 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 13148193 on 02/11/2009 (3716 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention relates to a catheter ([b]10[/b][i]a[/i]), comprising a flexible catheter body ([b]10[/b][i]a[/i]) forming at least two hollow spaces ([b]90, 100/110[/b]) along the longitudinal extension thereof, characterized in that the catheter body ([b]10[/b][i]a[/i]) comprises at least two consecutively arranged sections ([b]20[/b]) having sheaths ([b]60[/b]) that are arranged between the sections ([b]20[/b]) and seal the hollow spaces ([b]90, 100/110[/b]) at least in some sections, wherein the one hollow space ([b]90[/b]) is designed so it communicates with at least one opening ([b]70[/b]) penetrating the catheter wall in each section ([b]20[/b]), and the other hollow space ([b]100/110[/b]) is equipped to introduce an element ([b]40/50[/b]) that brings about a longitudinal change of at least one of the sections ([b]20[/b]).

[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): Donna E. Luce (Duncanville, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: SMU Law School Patent Clinic (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 14131270 on 07/11/2012 (2470 days app to issue)

Abstract: An guard system that aids ostomy pouching systems in preventing the leakage of waste material, guards the user”s stoma from blunt force trauma, aids in stabilizing the peristomal region, and helps the user”s stoma to protrude is disclosed. The guard system comprises a substantially rigid body having an annular base ring and a cupped area extending generally outwardly from the annular base ring. The cupped area has a top portion and a bottom portion, and the bottom portion and the annular base ring together define an opening dimensioned to permit a waste collection bag employed by the user to be inserted therethrough during use. The guard further may comprise a connecting means to attach to a belt. The guard system may further comprise an adapter that allows the guard to be used in conjunction with a variety of faceplate flange sizes of user”s ostomy appliance and provides other beneficial functions.

[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): Mikhail A. Ovchinnikov (Laguna Niguel, CA) Assignee(s): Alcon Research, Ltd. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 12884285 on 09/17/2010 (3133 days app to issue)

Abstract: In various embodiments, a phacoemulsification tip may include a shaft and a cutting edge portion having at least a first and second bend. The geometry of the tip may be configured to result in a lateral displacement (u[subscript]x[/subscript]), perpendicular to the shaft during torsional vibration of the tip at frequencies between 10 kHz and 60 kHz, of less than approximately 5% to 25% (e.g., 15%) of the lateral displacement at the distal end point of the tip throughout a portion of the shaft extending from the end of a conical portion of the tip through to the first bend in the cutting edge portion of the tip. Software and/or physical modeling may be used to determine the tip geometry.

Inventor(s): Jonathan Bodnar (Addison, TX) Assignee(s): UCB BIOPHARMA SPRL (Brussels, , BE) Law Firm: Muncy, Geissler, Olds Lowe, P.C. (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14123081 on 06/04/2012 (2507 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided is a cassette unit suitable for use with an auto-injector having an electrically powered drive unit. The cassette unit has a housing defining a cassette unit housing cavity and a needle projection aperture. The cassette unit housing cavity is arranged for receipt of a syringe. The syringe has a barrel for containing a volume of a liquid drug formulation, the barrel defining a flange at the rear end thereof and a forward shoulder at the forward end thereof; a hollow needle at a front end of the barrel, the hollow needle defining a needle tip; and a plunger that is axially movable within the barrel. The cassette unit includes, in contact with the plunger and axially movable within the barrel, a plunger slaving part arranged such that when a drive load is applied to a rear drive-receiving face thereof the drive load is evenly transmitted to the plunger.

[A61M] DEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY (introducing media into or onto the bodies of animals A61D 7/00; means for inserting tampons A61F 13/26; devices for administering food or medicines orally A61J; containers for collecting, storing or administering blood or medical fluids A61J 1/05); DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY (surgery A61B; chemical aspects of surgical articles A61L; magnetotherapy using magnetic elements placed within the body A61N 2/10); DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR [5]

Inventor(s): Evan Dyer Faram (Dallas, TX), Joseph Dee Faram (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Caddo Medical Technologies LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Hitchcock Evert LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 15958369 on 04/20/2018 (361 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention relates to a flow controlled valve system. The flow controlled valve may be incorporated into a pre-filled, small-volume nebulizer assembly with a T-connector. The flow controlled valve allows different airflow characteristics in each direction. The flow controlled valve also facilitates breathing physiotherapy by creating different airflow resistances during inhalation and exhalation.

[A61M] DEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY (introducing media into or onto the bodies of animals A61D 7/00; means for inserting tampons A61F 13/26; devices for administering food or medicines orally A61J; containers for collecting, storing or administering blood or medical fluids A61J 1/05); DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY (surgery A61B; chemical aspects of surgical articles A61L; magnetotherapy using magnetic elements placed within the body A61N 2/10); DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR [5]

Surgical method for implantable head mounted neurostimulation system for head pain Patent No. 10258805 

Inventor(s): Kenneth Lyle Reed (Dallas, TX), Michael Steven Colvin (Newbury Park, CA), Robert Raymond Bulger (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): SYNTILLA MEDICAL, LLC (Southlake, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15599206 on 05/18/2017 (698 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for subcutaneously treating pain in a patient includes first providing a neurostimulator with an IPG body and at least a primary, a secondary, and a tertiary integral lead with electrodes disposed thereon. A primary incision is opened to expose the subcutaneous region below the dermis in a selected portion of the body. A pocket is then opened for the IPG through the primary incision and the integral leads are inserted through the primary incision and routed subcutaneously to desired nerve regions along desired paths. The IPG is disposed in the pocket through the primary incision. The primary incision is then closed and the IPG and the electrodes activated to provide localized stimulation to the desired nerve regions and at least three of the nerves associated therewith to achieve a desired pain reduction response from the patient.

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

Inventor(s): Michael G. Taylor (Granbury, TX) Assignee(s): Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (Phoenix, AZ) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15723381 on 10/03/2017 (560 days app to issue)

Abstract: A golf club head has a body having a ball striking face, a rear opposite the ball striking face, a crown, a sole, a heel, and a toe, the body having a void defined by a peripheral edge on the sole. The body further defines a cover that extends over the void and forms at least a portion of the crown. At least a portion of the peripheral edge of the void includes a lip extending from the peripheral edge inwardly into the void. The golf club head may additionally or alternately include one or more weight receptacles connected to the sole and having an opening in the sole, such that each weight receptacle is configured to receive insertion of a weight through the opening.

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

Inventor(s): Joseph Luis Melendez (McKinney, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15347858 on 11/10/2016 (887 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes a deck of playing cards for playing a card game comprising a plurality of spell cards and a plurality of trap cards. The spell cards are for offensive use by a player to inflict consequences to the player”s opponent while the trap cards are for defensive use by a player to mitigate consequences of the spell cards. The spell cards and trap cards are intended to be combined and mixed into a single deck and then divided into player decks and distributed between the players. However, the use of spell cards is limited by a mana resource cost associated with each card and a corresponding mana resource availability of a spell caster desiring to use the spell cards. A plurality of cards in each player deck are removed from their respective player decks and used by each player to indicate available mana resources and exhausted mana resources.

[A63F] CARD, BOARD OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [5]

Inventor(s): Robert Allen Moreland (Keller, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: Eldredge Law Firm, LLC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15348781 on 11/10/2016 (887 days app to issue)

Abstract: A media shredder system includes a body forming an inner cavity; a punch cutter; a die cutter; and a driver. The punch cutter includes a punch cylindrical body with an outer surface; and a plurality of random oriented protrusions with sharp cutting edges, the protrusions are configured to protrude from the outer surface of the cylindrical body. The die cutter includes a die cylindrical body with an outer surface; and a plurality of dies extending inwardly from the outer surface of the die cylindrical body, the plurality of dies matching the plurality of random oriented protrusions. The driver simultaneously rotate the punch cutter and the die cutter.

[B02C] CRUSHING, PULVERISING, OR DISINTEGRATING IN GENERAL; MILLING GRAIN (obtaining metallic powder by crushing, grinding or milling B22F 9/04)

Inventor(s): Harold Gene Havard, Jr. (Carrollton, TX), Rakesh Goel (Irving, TX), Rosa Maria Leal (Irving, TX), Thomas Edward Pate, Jr. (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15880651 on 01/26/2018 (445 days app to issue)

Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus for reducing a refrigerant pressure difference within are HVAC system having a controller, one or more compressors, and at least two paths of refrigerant piping comprising alternative paths for refrigerant flow through the HVAC system. A valve is coupled to each refrigerant piping path for permitting, or preventing, refrigerant flow through each of the alternate paths of refrigerant piping. The controller may open at least one valve for a defined period of time in response to a triggering input to allow a refrigerant pressure difference within the HVAC system to dissipate across the opened valve.

[B23P] OTHER WORKING OF METAL; COMBINED OPERATIONS; UNIVERSAL MACHINE TOOLS (arrangements for copying or controlling B23Q)

Inventor(s): Matthew W. Krenik (Garland, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 14614615 on 02/05/2015 (1531 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of automated hair cutting systems and user interfaces for use therewith are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, an automated hair cutting system comprises a hair cutting device, the hair cutting device comprising a cutter head and at least one sensor, the sensor configured for determining orientation of the hair cutting device; a user interface for providing information to and receiving input from a user, wherein at least one input received from the user is a desired hair style; components configured for measuring hair thickness; components configured for mapping a user”s head configuration and determining hair orientation; and a processor configured to prepare a hair cutting algorithm for the automated hair cutting system based on input received from the user, the at least one sensor, and one or more components configured for mapping at least one of a user”s head configuration, hair thickness, and hair orientation.

[B26B] HAND-HELD CUTTING TOOLS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (for harvesting A01D; for horticulture, for forestry A01G; for butchering or meat treatment A22; for manufacturing or repairing footwear A43D; nail clippers or cutters A45D 29/02; kitchen equipment A47J; for surgical purposes A61B 17/00; for metal B23D; cutting by abrasive fluid jets B24C 5/02; plier-like tools with cutting edges B25B 7/22; pincers B25C 11/02; handles for hand implements, in general B25G; guillotine-type cutters B26D; for erasing B43L 19/00; for textile materials D06H)

Inventor(s): Danil V. Prokhorov (Canton, MI), Paxton S. Williams (Milan, MI), Richard M. Sullivan (Canton, 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: 15639629 on 06/30/2017 (655 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various examples for controlling sway of a furniture that is suspended in a vehicle are disclosed herein. In addition to the suspended furniture, the vehicle can include sway control devices operatively connected to the suspended furniture. The sway control devices can be connected to the suspended furniture via sway lines. The sway control devices can be controlled to adjust the rates that the sway lines are let out or retracted. As a result, the vehicle can control how much the suspended furniture sways.

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

Inventor(s): Brent Chadwick Ross (Fort Worth, TX), Steven Ray Ivans (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 15270053 on 09/20/2016 (938 days app to issue)

Abstract: A modular payload system for an aircraft includes a modular bay recessed within the aircraft. The modular bay includes a modular bay interface. The modular payload system includes a plurality of payload modules each having a respective function and a payload interface adapted to connect to at least a portion of the modular bay interface. The plurality of payload modules are interchangeably insertable into the modular bay to enable the modular bay to support the functions of the plurality of payload modules.

Inventor(s): William E. Luce (Colleyville, TX) Assignee(s): GOODRICH CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC) Law Firm: Snell Wilmer, L.L.P. (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15378770 on 12/14/2016 (853 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-jamming shrink latch assembly for retractable aircraft landing gear is disclosed. The non-jamming shrink latch assembly may comprise a rod; a hook pivotally coupled to a first rod end of the rod; a lower link having a first lower link end and a second lower link end, wherein the first lower link end is pivotally coupled to the hook; and an upper link pivotally coupled to the second lower link end of the lower link. The hook may be configured to move from a locked position to an open position in response to receiving a mechanical load from the lower link. The hook may also be configured to move from the open position to the locked position in response to receiving a mechanical load from a roller.

Inventor(s): Brian Tucker (Fort Worth, TX), Rodney Keith Hale (Joshua, TX), Steven Kirk Spears (Hurst, TX) Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 14688831 on 04/16/2015 (1461 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining failure diagnosis of drive systems of rotorcrafts through measuring the spectral characteristics of rotational oscillations and torsional oscillations and steady windup of a drive shaft. Mechanical anomalies of the drive system will alter the spectral characteristics of rotational oscillations and torsional oscillations and steady windup as detected by a pair of variable reluctance sensors in conjunction with a radial grating mounted on the drive shaft.

Articulated main rotor hub with inwardly CF bearing and 3% flapping hinge offset Patent No. 10259576 

Inventor(s): Chad Lewis Jarrett (Arlington, TX), Frank Bradley Stamps (Colleyville, TX), Glenn Shimek (Kennedale, TX) Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15709153 on 09/19/2017 (574 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotary system including a grip having an opening forming a first bridge for receiving a centrifugal force bearing that faces inwardly towards the rotor mast. A rotor blade couples to the grip and a pitch horn positioned outside the opening pitches the rotor blade during flight. A bearing assembly attaches the first bridge to the yoke and controls blade forces exerted against the hub assembly during flight.

Inventor(s): David Littlejohn (Haslet, TX), Scott Oren Smith (Bedford, TX) Assignee(s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT) Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15275915 on 09/26/2016 (932 days app to issue)

Abstract: A root end spar plate closure tool includes a spar plate compression assembly for applying compressive force to a spar plate, a first flange extending from the spar plate compression assembly and including at least one pin opening, and a second flange extending from the spar plate compression assembly and including at least one pin opening. The first flange and the second flange define a blade root gap sized to receive a blade root.

[B64F] GROUND OR AIRCRAFT-CARRIER-DECK INSTALLATIONS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH AIRCRAFT; DESIGNING, MANUFACTURING, ASSEMBLING, CLEANING, MAINTAINING OR REPAIRING AIRCRAFT, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; HANDLING, TRANSPORTING, TESTING OR INSPECTING AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR

Inventor(s): Jerome Lee Elkind (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Stellar Generation, Inc. (Temecula, CA) Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15137895 on 04/25/2016 (1086 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some implementations, a system for producing hydrogen and oxygen from water includes a target, an oxygen selective membrane, a cooling chamber, and a hydrogen selective membrane. The target heats to at least a temperature that thermally decomposes water, receives water vapor, heats the received water vapor to the temperature that thermally decomposes water to form a heated vapor, and passes the heated vapor to an oxygen selective membrane. The oxygen selective membrane separates, at or near the temperature that thermally decomposes water, oxygen from the heated vapor to form a hydrogen-rich vapor. The cooling chamber cools the hydrogen-rich vapor to at least a specified temperature. The hydrogen selective membrane separates hydrogen in the hydrogen-rich vapor to leave substantially water vapor.

[B01J] CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROCESSES, e.g. CATALYSIS, COLLOID CHEMISTRY; THEIR RELEVANT APPARATUS (processes or apparatus for specific applications, see the relevant places for these processes or apparatus, e.g. F26B 3/08) [2]

Inventor(s): Craig Grossman (Point Roberts, WA), Daniel Moros (New York, NY), Gavri Grossman (Point Roberts, WA), Jie Fang (Delta, , CA) Assignee(s): ALLIED BIOSCIENCE, INC. (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15969576 on 05/02/2018 (349 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of preparing an antimicrobial coating comprises coating a surface with an aqueous mixture of 3-(trihydroxysilyl)propyl dimethyloctadecyl ammonium chloride, 3-chloropropyltrimethoxysilane, and triethanolamine and then coating the surface with an aqueous titanyl sol-gel solution comprising an aqueous mixture of peroxotitanium acid and peroxo-modified anatase sol overtop of the silane to form the antimicrobial coating. The antimicrobial coating exhibits residual antimicrobial efficacy against [i]E. coli [/i]and [i]S. epidermidis [/i]after water rinsing or after abrasion. The use of 3-chloropropyltrimethoxysilane was found to improve storage stability of the quaternary silane composition and the durability of the antimicrobial coating.

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

Inventor(s): Ajay Goel (Dallas, TX), C. Richard Boland (Dallas, TX), Lucia Perez-Carbonell (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Baylor Research Institute (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15120052 on 02/18/2015 (1518 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments provide methods and compositions related to determining treatments for colorectal cancer patients by detection and analysis of the expression level of miRNA such as miR-320e in the patients. Embodiments provide predictive, prognostic and/or diagnostics methods by identifying miRNAs that are useful for clinical management of cancer patients, particularly colorectal cancer patients or patients at risk or determined to have colorectal cancer. Methods and compositions are based, in part, on the discovery that expression of certain miRNAs in cancer patients is associated with advancing cancer stages and/or can predict the responsiveness of cancer therapy, and can, therefore, provide basis for designing treatment strategies. In particular embodiments, the miRNA molecule is miR-320, particularly miR-320e.

[C12Q] MEASURING OR TESTING PROCESSES INVOLVING ENZYMES OR MICROORGANISMS (immunoassay G01N 33/53); COMPOSITIONS OR TEST PAPERS THEREFOR; PROCESSES OF PREPARING SUCH COMPOSITIONS; CONDITION-RESPONSIVE CONTROL IN MICROBIOLOGICAL OR ENZYMOLOGICAL PROCESSES [3]

Inventor(s): Craig William Godfrey (Dallas, TX), Owen Ransom Clark (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: Gilliam IP PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15103137 on 12/30/2013 (1933 days app to issue)

Abstract: A tool insert is removable from a fluid passage in a drill tool body by pressurizing fluid in a removal volume defined between the tool insert and the drill tool body, to by exerting a net fluid pressure bias on the tool insert in a removal direction along the fluid passage. The tool insert can be an annulus sealing assembly mounted in a rotating control device (RCD), with the removal volume being defined radially between a body of the RCD and a bearing assembly of the annulus sealing assembly. A common hydraulic liquid may be used for lubricating the bearing assembly and for hydraulically actuated removal of the annulus sealing 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]

Downhole tools comprising aqueous-degradable sealing elements of thermoplastic rubber Patent No. 10260309 

Inventor(s): Charles Timothy Smith (McKinney, TX), Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Zachary William Walton (Carrollton, TX) Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15106380 on 12/22/2015 (1211 days app to issue)

Abstract: Downhole tools and methods and systems associated therewith, wherein the downhole tools comprise a body and at least one sealing element comprising an aqueous-degradable thermoplastic rubber copolymer composed of a thermoplastic component and a rubber component. The thermoplastic component is present in an amount of about 5% to about 95% by weight of the aqueous-degradable thermoplastic rubber copolymer, and at least a portion of the sealing element hydrolytically degrades when exposed to an aqueous fluid.

[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): Donald R. Wilson (Arlington, TX), William Edward Simpkin (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Hi Eff Utility Rescue LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Boisbrun Hofman, PLLC (Local + 2 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15225571 on 08/01/2016 (988 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power generation system includes an inert gas power source, a thermal/electrical power converter and a power plant. The thermal/electrical power converter includes a compressor with an output coupled to an input of the inert gas power source. The power plant has an input coupled in series with an output of the thermal/electrical power converter. The thermal/electrical power converter and the power plant are configured to serially convert thermal power produced at an output of the inert gas power source into electricity. The thermal/electrical power converter includes an inert gas reservoir tank coupled to an input of the compressor via a reservoir tank control valve and to the output of the compressor via another reservoir tank control valve. The reservoir tank control valve and the another reservoir tank control valve are configured to regulate a temperature of the output of the thermal/electrical power converter.

[F01K] STEAM ENGINE PLANTS; STEAM ACCUMULATORS; ENGINE PLANTS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; ENGINES USING SPECIAL WORKING FLUIDS OR CYCLES (gas-turbine or jet-propulsion plants F02; steam generation F22; nuclear power plants, engine arrangements therein G21D)

Inventor(s): Andrew Peter Nelson (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Flextronics AP, LLC (Broomfield, CO) Law Firm: Haverstock Owens LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14469518 on 08/26/2014 (1694 days app to issue)

Abstract: A delivery system having a telescoping spring is used to drive a plunger. The telescoping spring includes a nested inner spring that uses the unused volume on the inside of an outer spring. The telescoping spring has a staged release of each spring. The inner spring is connected to a non-anchored end of the outer spring, and rides within a container located within an inner dimension of the outer spring. The spring constant K of each spring can be the same or different. The delivery system can be fully mechanical or implemented as a smart delivery system under electronic control.

[F03G] SPRING, WEIGHT, INERTIA, OR LIKE MOTORS; MECHANICAL-POWER-PRODUCING DEVICES OR MECHANISMS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR OR USING ENERGY SOURCES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (arrangements in connection with power supply in vehicles from force of nature B60K 16/00; electric propulsion with power supply in vehicles from force of nature B60L 8/00)

Inventor(s): Allan A. Pett (Farmington Hills, MI), Eric J. Zielinski (Plymouth, MI), Eric M. Ehlert (Taylor, 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: 14825374 on 08/13/2015 (1342 days app to issue)

Abstract: Two or more vehicle components can be operatively connected with one or more fasteners configured to provide selectively variable dampening characteristics. The fastener can include a dampening unit configured to provide different dampening characteristics based on a torque applied to the fastener. In one or more arrangements, the dampening unit can provide different dampening characteristics based on an amount of compression the dampening unit is under. Target dampening characteristics between two or more components can be determined. A torque can be determined and applied to the fastener based on the target dampening characteristics. The torque can cause the dampening unit of the fastener to compress and provide the target dampening characteristics between the components.

[F16B] DEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS OR WEDGES; JOINTS OR JOINTING (couplings for transmitting rotation F16D)

Inventor(s): Austin Chunn (Aledo, TX), Wesley Freed (Aledo, TX) Assignee(s): FORUM US, INC. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: Patterson + Sheridan, LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15013034 on 02/02/2016 (1169 days app to issue)

Abstract: A plunger clamp is disclosed that includes a body comprising a first end, a second end, and a clamp connector disposed between the first and second ends, wherein the clamp connector comprises a threaded portion that interfaces with one or both of the first and second ends facilitating relative rotation with, and separation from, the first and second ends and the clamp connector.

[F16B] DEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS OR WEDGES; JOINTS OR JOINTING (couplings for transmitting rotation F16D)

Inventor(s): Carlos A. Hoefken (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Motus Labs, LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 14995094 on 01/13/2016 (1189 days app to issue)

Abstract: The improved gearbox mechanism of the present invention includes a plurality of cam-actuated gear block assemblies, which transfer power from a power shaft to a secondary or output gear element. Each gear block assembly includes a gear block having a surface that periodically interfaces with a secondary or output gear element. In a preferred embodiment the interface surface comprises a plurality of projections or teeth which correspond to complementary projections or gear teeth on the output gear element. Each gear block assembly further includes a plurality of linkage assemblies, which connect or link the gear block to a cam assembly, which in turn is connected to a power source. The cam assembly includes about its circumference a unique pathway or groove for each linkage assembly of a particular gear block assembly so that the movement of the gear block may be controlled in two dimensions in accordance with a certain design parameter.

Method and apparatus for controlling lighting modules of a multi-element portable light Patent No. 10260688 

Inventor(s): Gregory Lee Horne (Euless, TX), Jimmy Prieto (Grand Prairie, TX) Assignee(s): Alliance Sports Group, L.P. (Grand Prairie, , ZZ) Law Firm: Thorpe North Western LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15916433 on 03/09/2018 (403 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lighting device having a first configuration wherein a first light source is exposed and a second light source is covered and a second configuration wherein the first light source is exposed and the second light source is exposed. The light device is enclosed in a rigid enclosure securing the lighting device in the second configuration. A power source is electrically coupled to the lighting device to provide power to the first light source and the second light source. A switch is coupled to the power source and the first and second light sources. The switch is configured to permit propagation of power from the power source to the second light source when the lighting device is in the second configuration.

[F21L] LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF, BEING PORTABLE OR SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR TRANSPORTATION [7]

Inventor(s): Brian J. Stewart (Vincennes, IN), Jason Robert Yochum (Haubstadt, IN), Jeffrey Alan Ambrose (Evansville, IN) Assignee(s): SSW HOLDING COMPANY, LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15883531 on 01/30/2018 (441 days app to issue)

Abstract: An oven rack assembly ([b]2000[/b]) can be used with an oven ([b]128[/b]) having sets of liner ribs ([b]1004[/b]). The oven rack assembly ([b]2000[/b]) includes an oven rack ([b]208[/b]), slide system ([b]2018[/b]) and subframe ([b]2040[/b]). The oven rack assembly ([b]2000[/b]) also includes a retention/release assembly ([b]2060[/b]) for facilitating retention of a position of the subframe ([b]2040[/b]) onto liner ribs ([b]2004[/b]) and for facilitating release of the subframe ([b]2040[/b]) when a user wishes to remove or move the assembly ([b]2000[/b]) from the oven. Attachment plates ([b]2065[/b]) can also be included, with the plates ([b]2065[/b]) mounted to side stampings ([b]2022[/b]). The oven rack assembly ([b]2000[/b]) also includes protruding forms ([b]2122[/b]) on the subframe ([b]2040[/b]) which interact with forms ([b]2124[/b]) positioned along the liner ribs ([b]2004[/b]) to prevent tipping of the subframe ([b]2040[/b]) when the oven rack ([b]2008[/b]) is moved to an extended position.

[F24C] OTHER DOMESTIC STOVES OR RANGES; DETAILS OF DOMESTIC STOVES OR RANGES, OF GENERAL APPLICATION (radiator stoves of the fluid-circulating type F24H)

Inventor(s): Jeffrey P. Barstad (McKinney, TX), Joe D. Baker (Richardson, TX) Assignee(s): GeoBallistics, LLC (Irving, TX) Law Firm: Hilton IP Law, PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14599894 on 01/19/2015 (1548 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile ballistics processing and display system for receiving data associated with one or more ballistics variables, for processing such variables, and for displaying a ballistics solution associated with such variables in an easily and quickly understandable map format. One or more ballistics variables are inputted into a mobile computing device or are otherwise acquired by such device. Projected in-flight projectile characteristics are calculated by the computing device based upon ballistics variables. Users are provided with the ability to input in-flight bullet characteristics criteria into the computing device. The computing device is configured to depict in map format, projected paths of a projectile from one or more shooter locations to one or more target locations. Differing graphical representations of the projected path of the projectile may be displayed, depending on how the projected in-flight projectile characteristics compare to the in-flight projectile characteristics criteria at each step of the projected path.

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

Inventor(s): Jun Zhang (Houston, TX) Assignee(s): Probe Technology Services, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15372183 on 12/07/2016 (860 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various downhole logging tools and methods of using and making the same are disclosed. In one aspect, a downhole logging tool for inspecting one or more well tubulars includes a housing adapted to be supported in the one or more well tubulars by a support cable. A first transmitter, a second transmitter and a third transmitter are positioned in longitudinally spaced-apart relation in the housing and are operable to generate magnetic fields. Driving circuitry is operatively coupled to the first transmitter, the second transmitter and the third transmitter to selectively fire the first transmitter, the second transmitter and the third transmitter in multiple transmission modes to generate magnetic fields to stimulate pulsed eddy currents in the one or more well tubulars. A first receiver is positioned in the housing to sense decaying magnetic fields created by the pulsed eddy currents. Electronic circuitry is operatively coupled to the first receiver to determine a parameter of interest of the one or more well tubular from the sensed decaying magnetic fields.

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

Inventor(s): Mahesh Chowdhary (San Jose, CA), Sankalp Dayal (Santa Clara, CA) Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX) Law Firm: Crowe Dunlevy (Local + 7 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 14749118 on 06/24/2015 (1392 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device includes a printed circuit board (PCB) having at least one conductive trace thereon. A system on chip (SoC) is mounted on the PCB and electrically coupled to the conductive trace. A sensor chip is mounted on the PCB in a spaced apart relation with the SoC and electrically coupled to the conductive trace such that the sensor chip and SoC are electrically coupled. The sensor chip includes an accelerometer and/or a gyroscope, and a control circuit. The control circuit is configured to receive configuration data as input, acquire data from the accelerometer and/or the gyroscope. The control circuit is also configured to process the data so as to generate a context of the electronic device relative to its surroundings, the processing being performed in using a processing technique operating in accordance with the configuration data, and output the context.

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

System for integrating hours of service (HOS) with a vehicle”s navigation system Patent No. 10260893 

Inventor(s): David Johnmichael McKinney (Richardson, TX) Assignee(s): TRIMBLE INC. (Sunnyvale, CA) Law Firm: Marsh Fischmann Breyfogle LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15273436 on 09/22/2016 (936 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transportation management system that includes tools for generating an optimized trip plan that can be updated, such as based on driver input, during implementation of a planned trip. The system includes a comprehensive trip optimization tool that generates a trip plan with fuel stop and rest stop optimization. The system includes tools calculating estimated time of arrival (ETA) and projected time of availability (PTA) for the driver, and these tools are adapted to provide the ETA and PTA for the entire trip (rather than only providing an ETA for the next stop). The system further includes tools accepting driver input and/or allowing driver manipulation of a dispatched trip plan such as using pre-filtered alternatives for fuel stops or rest stops or routes, e.g., based on stored driver preferences, that may be less optimal than those in the original trip plan but still viable.

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

Systems and methods providing synchronization for multiple optical detectors wherein a radiant power delivered to a second light detector from a first light source is at least 25 percent of radiant power delivered to a first light detector fr Patent No. 10260910 

Inventor(s): Brent Hans Larson (Carrollton, TX), James P. Cusey (Dallas, TX), Troy Don Cook (Carrollton, TX) Assignee(s): TT ELECTRONICS PLC (Carrollton, TX) Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15472492 on 03/29/2017 (748 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical detection system includes a first device that has a first light source and a first light detector, and a second device that has a second light source and a second light detector. The first and second devices are configured to turn on and off the first and second light sources periodically based on first and second control signals, respectively. The first and second light sources are configured not to emit light simultaneously. The first and second light sources emit light in wavelength ranges that overlap. The optical detection system further has the characteristic that when the first light source is turned on, a radiant power delivered to the second light detector from the first light source is at least 25 percent of a radiant power delivered to the first light detector from the first light source.

[G01J] MEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT; COLORIMETRY; RADIATION PYROMETRY [2]

Devices, systems, and methods for checking the continuity of at least one splice within a fiber optic connector Patent No. 10260989 

Inventor(s): Daniel Leyva, Jr. (Arlington, TX) Assignee(s): Corning Optical Communications LLC (Hickory, NC) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15683918 on 08/23/2017 (601 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a plurality of different types of fiber optic connectors each having at least one stub optical fiber configured to be spliced to at least one cable optical fiber. The system also includes a tool configured to: a) receive and detect the different types of fiber optic connectors; and b) set a threshold value for an acceptable indication of continuity for at least one splice between the at least one stub optical fiber and the at least one cable optical fiber based on which type of the fiber optic connector is received and detected.

[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]

Activated GTPase-based assays and kits for the diagnosis of sepsis and other infections Patent No. 10261084 

Inventor(s): Soumik BasuRay (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 14626536 on 02/19/2015 (1517 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, the invention provides a method of diagnosing sepsis or a virus-related infection (often a viral hemorrhagic fever infection) in a subject by detecting and measuring the level of a set of sepsis and virus infection-associated-GTPase biomarkers in a sample obtained from the subject using multiplexed flow cytometry. Related kits are also provided. In a preferred embodiment, the invention provides point of care diagnostic methods for determining an early stage sepsis or the severity of a virus infection, especially in a hospital or other setting.

[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): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX) Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16152667 on 10/05/2018 (193 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)

Inventor(s): Pramod Kumar (Scottsdale, AZ), Vinay Kumar (Scottsdale, AZ) Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX) Law Firm: Crowe Dunlevy (Local + 7 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15466001 on 03/22/2017 (755 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed herein is a test circuit for a device under test. The test circuit includes a scan chain configured to receive test pattern data and to shift the test pattern data to the device under test, and being clocked by a reference clock, and a clock circuit configured to operate in either a clock generation mode or a frequency determination mode. The clock circuit, when in the clock generation mode and when the test circuit is in a normal mode of operation, is configured to pass a first clock signal to the device under test. The clock circuit, when in the clock generation mode and when the test circuit is in a test mode of operation, is configured to pass the reference clock to the device under test. The clock circuit, when in the frequency determination mode, counts a frequency of the first clock signal.

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

Inventor(s): John Sallas (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): CGG SERVICES SAS (Massy, , FR) Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15518813 on 10/20/2015 (1274 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computing system and method for mitigating, in a first seismic survey, cross-talk generated by a second seismic survey. The method includes performing the first seismic survey with a first survey seismic source driven by a first survey pilot sweep, performing the second seismic survey with a second survey seismic source, simultaneously with the first seismic survey, recording with first survey seismic sensors (i) first survey seismic signals that originate from the first survey seismic source and (ii) second survey seismic signals that originate from the second survey seismic source, selecting another first survey pilot sweep, which has less cross-correlation noise with the second survey seismic signals than the first survey pilot sweep, and continuing the first seismic survey with the another first survey pilot sweep.

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

Inventor(s): Neal G. Skinner (Lewisville, TX) Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15517071 on 11/24/2015 (1239 days app to issue)

Abstract: Optical sensors having one or more soluble coatings thereon are used to detect the presence of a degrading fluid. In a generalized embodiment, the fiber optic sensor includes a fiber optic cable having two strain sensor positioned therein. A soluble layer is positioned over one of the strain sensor. Due to the presence of the soluble layer, the covered strain sensor optically responds differently than the other strain sensor to changes in pressure, strain and temperature. In the presence of a degrading fluid, the soluble layer degrades and ultimately dissolves, thereby changing the optical response of the previously covered strain sensor. When the soluble layer is dissolved, the strain induced by the soluble layer relaxes, thus causing a wavelength shift in the signal of the grating. By monitoring the wavelength shifts of both strain sensors, the fiber optic sensor acts as a detector for the presence of the degrading fluid.

[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): Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): NxGen Partners IP, LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15430981 on 02/13/2017 (792 days app to issue)

Abstract: A preform for making a vortex optical fiber comprises a glass cylinder formed substantially of silicone dioxide that defines a core portion along a longitudinal axis of the glass cylinder and a cladding portion surrounding the core portion. The glass cylinder further defines a plurality of holes running parallel to the longitudinal axis from a first end of the glass cylinder to a second end of the glass cylinder.

[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): Terrel L Morris (Garland, TX) Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX) Law Firm: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell Tummino L.L.P. (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15546283 on 01/28/2015 (1539 days app to issue)

Abstract: One example includes an apparatus that includes a plurality of input/output (I/O) ports and a body portion. The plurality of I/O ports can be arranged at a plurality of peripheral surfaces of the body portion. The body portion includes a solid dielectric material having a substantially constant index of refraction. The body portion also includes parallel planar surfaces spaced apart by and bounded by the plurality of peripheral surfaces. The solid dielectric material in the body portion can be writable via a laser-writing process to form an optical waveguide extending between a set of the plurality of I/O ports.

[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): Nathan Stipek (Grapevine, TX) Assignee(s): Corning Research Development Corporation (Corning, NY) Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15680654 on 08/18/2017 (606 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multiple optical fiber connection apparatus comprises an outer housing to receive a plurality of optical fibers and a collar body disposed within the housing having a fiber comb portion disposed at a front portion of the collar body. The fiber comb portion includes an array of grooves, with each groove configured to guide an optical fiber disposed therein, and a ramp section adjacent the groove array, wherein the ramp section including a gradual rising portion.

[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): Terry Dean Cox (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): Corning Optical Communications, LLC (Hickory, NC) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15729881 on 10/11/2017 (552 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to a fiber optic connectors and sub-assemblies having a retention body for connectorizing a fiber optic cable along with fiber optic connectors and methods”therefor. In one embodiment, the sub-assembly comprises a cable lock comprises a cable channel for receiving a fiber optic cable therethrough, and at least one strength member engagement surface. The retention body comprises an optical fiber channel for receiving an end portion of at least one optical fiber of the fiber optic cable therethrough, and at least one strength member engagement surface. The strength member engagement surfaces of the cable lock and the retention body are configured to cooperate with each other to receive and retain at least one strength member of the fiber optic cable. Other fiber optic connector sub-assemblies are also disclosed.

[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): Christopher Mike Bothwell (Grapevine, TX), Jillian Samantha Alfred (Fort Worth, TX), Luke Dafydd Gillett (Grapevine, TX), Morganne Cody Klein (Fort Worth, TX), Robert Earl Worsham, II (Weatherford, TX), Sung Kyun Kim (Bedford Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15484994 on 04/11/2017 (735 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotorcraft including a flight control computer (FCC) providing a vertical speed hold for the rotorcraft, a collective control, and a collective trim motor connected to the collective control. The collective trim motor moves the collective control according to a collective set command generated by the FCC according to a target vertical speed and when the FCC determines the collective control is in-detent. A collective position sensor is connected to the collective control. The collective position sensor generates, and sends to the FCC, a collective position signal indicating the position of the collective control. A flight control device controls a flight parameter of the rotorcraft in response to a flight control device control signal received from the FCC. The FCC generates the flight control device control signal according to the collective position signal, and sends the flight control device control signal to a flight control device.

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

Methods, systems and computer readable media for intelligent fetching of data storage device commands from submission queues Patent No. 10261695 

Inventor(s): Amir Segev (Meitar, , IL), Noga Harari Shechter (Lehavim, , IL), Shay Benisty (Beer Sheva, , IL), Tal Sharifie (Lehavim, , IL) Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Loza Loza, LLP (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15882805 on 01/29/2018 (442 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for intelligent fetching of storage device commands from submission queues are disclosed. On method is implemented in a data storage device including a controller and a memory. The method includes collecting submission queue command statistics; monitoring resource state of the data storage device. The method further includes using the submission queue command statistics and the resource state to select a submission queue from which a next data storage device command should be fetched. The method further includes fetching the command from the selected submission queue. The method further includes providing the command to command processing logic.

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

Inventor(s): Brian F. Roberts (Dallas, TX), Donald H. Relyea (Dallas, TX), Heath Stallings (Colleyville, TX) Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15279391 on 09/28/2016 (930 days app to issue)

Abstract: In certain examples, a content hub subsystem receives data representative of content from an access device included in a plurality of access devices associated with the predefined group of users, maps the content to the predefined group of users, and provides data representative of the content to one or more other access devices associated with the predefined group of users. In certain examples, the content hub subsystem selects one or more data formats and encodes the content into the one or more data formats for distribution to the one or more other access devices associated with the predefined group of users. Each of the access devices associated with the predefined group of users is configured to generate at least one interactive graphical object representative of the content, and generate and present a graphical user interface including the interactive graphical object.

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

Intelligently partitioning data cache to allocate space for translation entries Patent No. 10261915 

Inventor(s): Nagendra Gulur (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University Of Texas System (Austin, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15706573 on 09/15/2017 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: A processor architecture which partitions on-chip data caches to efficiently cache translation entries alongside data which reduces conflicts between virtual to physical address translation and data accesses. The architecture includes processor cores that include a first level translation lookaside buffer (TLB) and a second level TLB located either internally within each processor core or shared across the processor cores. Furthermore, the architecture includes a second level data cache (e.g., located either internally within each processor core or shared across the processor cores) partitioned to store both data and translation entries. Furthermore, the architecture includes a third level data cache connected to the processor cores, where the third level data cache is partitioned to store both data and translation entries. The third level data cache is shared across the processor cores. The processor architecture can also include a data stack distance profiler and a translation stack distance profiler.

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

Computer implemented system and method of identification of useful untested states of an electronic design Patent No. 10262093 

Inventor(s): Felicia James (Carrollton, TX), Michael Krasnicki (Richardson, TX) Assignee(s): Zipalog, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15871210 on 01/15/2018 (456 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer implemented system and method of computer implemented method of instrumentation of an electronic design comprising receiving by a computer a computer readable representation of said electronic design having at least in one part of said electronic design, an analog portion. At least one instrumented netlist is generated based at least in part upon said representation of said electronic design. At least one specification of said electronic design is received and at least one set of valid states is generated based on said at least one specification. An analog verification coverage is determined utilizing said at least one instrumented netlist.

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

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC) Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15408957 on 01/18/2017 (818 days app to issue)

Abstract: An individualized software container is provided. The software container may be created by a remote entity. The software container may be located on a computer of a local entity. The software container may provide an entity separation between the local entity and at least one other entity. The software container may encompass a plurality of containers. The software container may communicate with a plurality of other software containers. The plurality of other software containers may be associated with at least one other entity. The software container may host its own database. The software container may include a plurality of security features associated with the remote entity. The software container may include a container-encrypted fingerprint (”CEF”). The CEF may enable encrypted end-to-end connection between the software container and the remote entity. The CEF may leverage fingerprinting and/or tokenization of the software container.

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

Inventor(s): Glenn E. Harper (Grapevine, TX), Kevin B. Bomar (Weatherford, TX) Assignee(s): Sabre GLBL Inc. (Southlake, TX) Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 14046098 on 10/04/2013 (2020 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various devices, methods, systems, and computer readable storage are provided for tokenizing data. In some examples, credit card numbers are tokenized using a pre-generated token map and absent the use of a networked database that stores a relatively large quantity of credit card numbers in a central location. The token map may be generated by a token map generator such that the token map can be used by a tokenizer to replace a portion of an account number with a token, and by a detokenizer to replace the token with the original portion of the account number. A pre-parser and parser may also be used to locate an account number and/or token in a message received over a network.

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

Inventor(s): Lance Johnson (Arvada, CO), Rahul Singh (Coppell, TX) Assignee(s): Entercoms, Inc. (Irving, TX) Law Firm: Terrile, Cannatti Chambers, LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14185759 on 02/20/2014 (1881 days app to issue)

Abstract: A part chain management system and method for generating chain sequences for parts in the aftermarket services industry is disclosed. Data on various parts and their substitutes is obtained from an engineering data management (EDM) team and translated into pair wise substitutional relationships represented in a known part substitutional relationship network. The system and method derive a part chain representation from known part substitutional relationships and inferences determined therefrom. The system and method can refine or filter the part chain representation based on rules such as business relationships. The system and method analyzes inferred part substitutional relationships for conflicts, which are either resolved automatically using conflict resolution rules or are referred for manual resolution. Following conflict resolution, the inferred links are finalized and used along with known links to generate a final part substitutional relationship network. Planning/inventory management tools can utilize the final network to plan and manage part substitutions.

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

System and method for video-based detection of drive-offs and walk-offs in vehicular and pedestrian queues Patent No. 10262328 

Inventor(s): Edgar A. Bernal (Webster, NY), Qun Li (Webster, NY), Robert P. Loce (Webster, NY) Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services, LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Fay Sharpe LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14279652 on 05/16/2014 (1796 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for detecting customer drive-off/walk-off from a customer queue. An embodiment includes acquiring images of a retail establishment, said images including at least a portion of a customer queue region, determining a queue configuration within the images, analyzing the images to detect entry of a customer into the customer queue, tracking a customer detected in the customer queue as the customer progresses within the queue, analyzing the images to detect if the customer leaves the customer queue, and generating a drive-off notification if a customer leaves the queue.

[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): David Scott Frank (Coppell, TX), Mark K. Levenick (Flower Mound, TX) Assignee(s): Revolution Retail Systems, LLC (Carrollton, TX) Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15784274 on 10/16/2017 (547 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a compact currency recycling and accounting device and system for use wherein the device can fit under a counter and is capable of receiving, sorting and dispensing both bills and mixed denomination coins. The present invention offers the currency recycling functionality of larger safes in a more compact safe capable of fitting under the counter of a convenience store. The compact currency recycler of the present invention includes a coin recycling unit, a banknote recycling unit, a touchscreen display, a power supply, a CPU and an integrated printer. To overcome the challenges of limited access to only the front of the device in these under counter applications, the device relies upon a sliding, coin-receiving tray and sliding touchscreen display. Additionally, the banknote recycler and the coin recycler are able to slide into and out from the front of the device for ease of access.

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

Inventor(s): Prajkta Vyavahare (Indore, , IN), Rajat Chauhan (Dehradun, , IN), Siva Srinivas Kothamasu (Bangalore, , IN) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15447230 on 03/02/2017 (775 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure provides an input/output (IO) circuit powered by an input/output (IO) supply voltage. The IO circuit includes a cutoff circuit that receives a first invert signal, the IO supply voltage, a bias voltage and a pad voltage. An output stage is coupled to the cutoff circuit. The output stage receives a first signal, a second signal and the bias voltage. A pad is coupled to the output stage, and a voltage generated at the pad is the pad voltage. The cutoff circuit and the output stage maintain the pad voltage at logic high when the IO supply voltage transition below a defined threshold.

[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)

Multi-state and confined phase change memory with vertical cross-point structure Patent No. 10262730 

Inventor(s): Christopher J Petti (Mountain View, CA), Federico Nardi (San Jose, CA), Gerrit Jan Hemink (San Ramon, CA) Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX) Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15869553 on 01/12/2018 (459 days app to issue)

Abstract: A non-volatile memory uses phase change memory (PCM) cells in a three dimensional vertical cross-point structure, in which multiple layers of word lines run in a horizontal direction and bit lines run in a vertical direction. The memory cells are located in a recessed region of the word lines and are separated from the bit line by an ovonic threshold switch. A surfactant lining of the word line recess in which the phase change memory material is placed improves stability of the resistance state of the memory cells, allowing for improved multi-state operation.

[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): Alon Eyal (Zichron Yaacov, , IL), Eran Sharon (Rishon Lezion, , IL), Evgeny Mekhanik (Rehovot, , IL), Idan Alrod (Herzliya, , IL), Liang Pang (Fremont, CA) Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX) Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15440185 on 02/23/2017 (782 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are provided for improving the accuracy of read operations of memory cells, where the threshold voltage of a memory cell can shift depending on when the read operation occurs. A command is issued for performing a conditioning operation which helps to transition the memory cells so that their threshold voltages are at predictable levels. In one approach, the conditioning operation is performed by applying a voltage pulse to one or more word lines in response to a trigger, such as detecting that a duration since a last sensing operation exceeds a threshold, detecting that a duration since a last performance of the conditioning operation exceeds a threshold, or a detecting that a read command has been issued. Moreover, the peak power consumption required to perform the conditioning operation can be reduced for various configurations of a memory device on one or more die.

[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): Ravi Seshadri (Plano, TX), Vasu Rangadass (Arlington, TX) Assignee(s): NANTHEALTH, INC. (Culver City, CA) Law Firm: Stetina Brunda Garred and Brucker (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14657679 on 03/13/2015 (1495 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for facilitating a personal health operating system (PHOS) is provided in one example embodiment and includes extracting data into a mobile device that includes a portable health virtual machine executing the PHOS using a processor couples to a memory element, generating an N-gram dataset comprising data indicative and predictive of fitness of an individual, generating, in the PHOS, an N-gram from the N-gram dataset from the data according to a data structure indicative and predictive of fitness of an individual, the fitness including a numerical index representing a composite effect of various health conditions of the individual including interdependencies of the health conditions, generating an N-gram based on the N-gram dataset and calculating the individual”s fitness using the N-gram. NULL

Inventor(s): Mohamed Farouk Mansour (Richardson, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15168992 on 05/31/2016 (1050 days app to issue)

Abstract: To enable lossless compression, an auxiliary bitmap is used to provide side information about the graph bitmap. Each bit in the auxiliary bitmap represents a word in the graph bitmap. A zero bit in the auxiliary bitmap means that the corresponding word in the graph bitmap is not transmitted. Therefore, it is set to the default value, , during decompression. This default value could be either an all-zeros word, or all-ones word depending on the BFS step. A one bit in the auxiliary bitmap means that the corresponding word in the graph bitmap is transmitted.

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

Vulnerability exposing application characteristic variation identification engine Patent No. 10264008 

Inventor(s): Daniel Edward Middleman (The Colony, TX) Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC) Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14878621 on 10/08/2015 (1286 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system, method, or computer program product for an engine for exposing vulnerability within applications based on application characteristic identification. In this way, the engine identifies existing data sets that aid in understanding the possible privacy vulnerabilities associated with technologies such as applications, operated by an entity. The engine comprises dials and levers that allow for prioritization visualization of vulnerabilities critical to a particular portion of the entity. In this way, a user can drive the application engine allowing them to narrow the focus on any number of variations of application characteristics including, but not limited to types of vulnerabilities, status of the vulnerabilities, critical applications, regulated applications, vulnerabilities, business continuity and/or accessibility to the applications.

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

Method and system for enabling a communication device to remotely execute an application Patent No. 10264032 

Inventor(s): Daniel D. Hammond (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Hammond Development International, Inc. (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16257604 on 01/25/2019 (81 days app to issue)

Abstract: A communication system capable of enabling one or more communication devices to remotely execute one or more applications includes one or more communication devices that are coupled to a data connection. At least one of the one or more communication devices is operable to communicate a request to establish a communication session over the data connection. The system also includes one or more application servers that are coupled to the data connection. At least one of the one or more application servers is adapted to execute an application to establish the requested communication session with the at least one communication device. The at least one application server resides at a location remote from the at least one communication device. The at least one application server communicates a request for processing service to the at least one communication device. The request for processing service is communicated to the at least one communication device over the data connection.

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

Method and system for interactive aggregation and visualization of storage system operations Patent No. 10264097 

Inventor(s): Eyal Sobol (Givat Shmuel, , IL), Liat Hod (Kfar Saba, , IL), Omer Gilad (Holon, , IL), Tal Shaked (Pardes Hanna-Karkur, , IL) Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Brinks Gilson Lione (7 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15226661 on 08/02/2016 (987 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for interactive aggregation and visualization of storage system operations are provided. In one embodiment, the method is performed by a server in communication with a client and comprises: receiving, from the client, data regarding storage system operations that were performed by a storage system over time, wherein each storage system operation is classified according to an operation type; receiving, from the client, a size of a graph to be displayed on the client”s display device to visualize the storage device operations, wherein the size of the graph is defined by a number of tiles; for each tile, aggregating the storage system operations by operation type and identifying a dominant operation type; and sending, to the client, the identified dominant operation type for each tile. Other embodiments are provided.

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

Inventor(s): Roland W. Gooch (Dallas, TX), Thomas A. Kocian (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA) Law Firm: Lando Anastasi, LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15942911 on 04/02/2018 (379 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device and methods of manufacture thereof. One or more methods may include providing a lid wafer having a cavity and a surface surrounding the cavity and a device wafer having a detector device and a reference device. In certain examples, a solder barrier layer of titanium material may be deposited onto the surface of the lid wafer. The solder barrier layer of titanium material may further be activated to function as a getter. In various examples, the lid wafer and the device wafer may be bonded together using solder, and the solder barrier layer of titanium material may prevent the solder from contacting the surface of the lid wafer.

[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 array device having a metal containing barrier and method of making thereof Patent No. 10262945 

Inventor(s): James Kai (Santa Clara, CA), Keerti Shukla (Saratoga, CA), Murshed Chowdhury (Fremont, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Tomohisa Abe (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yao-Sheng Lee (Tampa, FL) Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX) Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15581575 on 04/28/2017 (718 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes driver transistors containing boron doped semiconductor active regions, device contact via structures in physical contact with the boron doped semiconductor active regions, the device contact via structures containing at least one of tantalum, tungsten, and cobalt, and a three-dimensional memory array located over the driver transistors and including an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers and memory structures vertically extending through the alternating stack.

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

Millimeter wave integrated circuit with ball grid array package including transmit and receive channels Patent No. 10262957 

Inventor(s): Chittranjan Mohan Gupta (Richardson, TX), Django Earl Trombley (Dallas, TX), Gary Paul Morrison (Garland, TX), Jie Chen (Denton, TX), Kenneth Robert Rhyner (Rockwall, TX), Minhong Mi (Newton Center, MA), Rajen Manicon Mur Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15949746 on 04/10/2018 (371 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) package includes an IC die and a wave channel that electrically couples the IC die to a solder ball array. The wave channel is configured to resonate at an operating frequency band of the IC die.

Inventor(s): Hiroshi Yamasaki (Aizuwakamatsu, , JP), Hiroyuki Tomomatsu (Dallas, TX), Sameer Pendharkar (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15415995 on 01/26/2017 (810 days app to issue)

Abstract: A transistor device includes a field plate that extends from a source runner layer and/or a source contact layer. The field plate can be coplanar with and/or below a gate runner layer. The gate runner layer is routed away from a region directly above the gate metal layer by a gate bridge, such that the field plate can extend directly above the gate metal layer without being interfered by the gate runner layer. Coplanar with the source runner layer or the source contact layer, the field plate is positioned close to the channel region, which helps reduce its parasitic capacitance. By vertically overlapping the metal gate layer and the field plate, the disclosed HEMT device may achieve significant size efficiency without additional routings.

[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]

Device, system and method with burst mode laser source system forming laser-induced radio frequency (LIRF) energy Patent No. 10263382 

Inventor(s): James R. Wood (Grapevine, TX) Assignee(s): LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION (Bethesda, MD) Law Firm: Beusse Wolter Sanks Maire, PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15498744 on 04/27/2017 (719 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device comprising a master clock configured to produce a pulse sequence having a wideband light signal of approximately 800 nanometers or red visible wavelength of a predetermined amplitude. The device comprises X laser amplifiers along a common optical path each amplifier being triggered by a burst of X pulses with high-peak power and high-average power. The X laser amplifiers receive the pulse sequence of the master clock and sequentially amplifying the pulse sequence wherein a last laser amplifier of the X laser amplifiers produces an amplified pulse sequence. A compressor is configured to compress the amplified pulse sequence to produce a laser signal having a sequence of directed energy (DE) pulses each DE pulse having a pulse width in a femtosecond range to induce when striking a solid surface of a target object transient electric fields in a microwave frequency range. A system and method are also provided.

Inventor(s): Fred E. Hunstable (Granbury, TX) Assignee(s): Linear Labs, LLC (Granbury, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 14866788 on 09/25/2015 (1299 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for a motor/generator comprising: a rotor adapted to rotate about a longitudinal axis, the rotor comprising a first partial toroidal magnetic cylinder defining a semi-circular tunnel, wherein the plurality of magnets forming the first partial toroidal magnetic cylinder have substantially all like poles facing inward toward the semi-circular tunnel, the semi-circular tunnel having an entrance and an exit forming an open throat defined by a space between the entrance and the exit, and a stator positioned about the longitudinal axis within a rotational path of the rotor.

[H02K] DYNAMO-ELECTRIC MACHINES (dynamo-electric relays H01H 53/00; conversion of DC or AC input power into surge output power H02M 9/00)

Inventor(s): David Patrick Magee (Allen, TX), Eric James Thomas (Ann Arbor, MI) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15916945 on 03/09/2018 (403 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of determining angular position ([b]0[/b]) of a rotor of an N-phase permanent magnet motor (PMM). A processor having an associated stored angular position determination (APD) algorithm is programmed to implement the algorithm to cause an associated motor controller to execute steps including forcing one vector at a time a phase vector set of current or voltage vectors to stator terminals of windings for the N-phases a positive and negative magnitude vector, wherein the vector magnitude is sufficiently small to not move the rotor, and a time duration for the forcing current or voltage vectors is essentially constant. The resulting stator current or voltage levels are measured for each current or voltage vector. An N-dimension current vector or voltage vector is generated from superposition of the resulting stator current levels or resulting stator voltage levels. The N-dimension current vector or voltage vector is used to determine angular position.

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

Inventor(s): Simon Hamparian (Emerson, NJ) Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15286481 on 10/05/2016 (923 days app to issue)

Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) transmitter apparatus and method are provided with dual variable impedance components. Included is at least one RF transmitter with a power amplifier and a filter. Further, a first variable impedance component is in electrical communication between the filter and an antenna port. Also included is a second variable impedance component in electrical communication between the power amplifier and the filter.

Inventor(s): Rajendrakumar Joish (Bengaluru, , IN) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15824984 on 11/28/2017 (504 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure provides an amplifier. The amplifier includes a first transistor that receives a first input and generates a first load current. A first output node is coupled to a power supply through a first load resistor. The first load resistor receives the first load current. A first capacitor network is coupled to the first output node and draws a first capacitive current from the first output node. A first current buffer is coupled between the first output node and the first transistor. A current through the first current buffer is a summation of the first load current and the first capacitive current.

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

Inventor(s): Johan Tjeerd Strydom (Santa Clara, CA), Olivier Trescases (Toronto, , CA), Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15245857 on 08/24/2016 (965 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and circuitry for driving a device through drive cycles wherein each drive cycle has a plurality of drive stages are disclosed. An example of the circuitry includes an output for coupling the circuitry to the device and a plurality of drive slices coupled in parallel to the output. Control circuitry selectively activates individual drive slices in the plurality of drive slices during each stage of a drive cycle.

[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]

System and method for reducing pilot signal contamination using orthogonal pilot signals Patent No. 10263670 

Inventor(s): Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): NxGen Parners IP, LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15962254 on 04/25/2018 (356 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for transmitting pilot signals has first signal processing circuitry for generating a pilot signal at a transmitting unit. An MLO modulation circuit modulates the pilot signal using quantum level overlay modulation to apply at least one orthogonal function to the pilot signal. A transceiver transmits the modulated pilot signal from the transmitting unit over a pilot channel. The at least one orthogonal function applied to the pilot signal substantially reduces pilot channel contamination on the pilot channel from other pilot channels.

Inventor(s): Jun Li (Richardson, TX), Yi Song (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA) Law Firm: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert Goetzel, P.C. (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15969108 on 05/02/2018 (349 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is a method and system for supporting a beamforming antenna system in a mobile broadband communication network with an improved beam pattern, beam sweep pattern, pilot channel design with feedback and reporting rules, and control signaling design. Specifically, the improved beam pattern includes a method of supporting wireless communications in a wireless network forming at least two spatial beams within a cell segment where the at least two spatial beams are associated with different power levels, and separately, where at least two spatial beams can be moved across the cell segment according to a unique sweep pattern. The pilot channel design improves network bandwidth performance and improves user mobility tracking. Feedback and reporting rules can be established using a particular field designator, CQI, in the preferred embodiment.

Wireless system using different bands in the transmit and receive direction and applying frequency shifts for bandwidth expansion Patent No. 10263684 

Inventor(s): Eran Pisek (Allen, TX), Farooq Khan (Allen, TX), Khalil Haddad (Allen, TX), Khurram Muhammad (Fort Worth, TX), Paul Gilliland (Allen, TX), Robert Clark Daniels (Austin, TX) Assignee(s): Phazr, Inc. (Allen, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15626066 on 06/16/2017 (669 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless access point is configured to communicate in millimeter wave frequency bands in the downlink direction and in sub-6 GHz frequency bands in the uplink direction. The wireless access point includes a signal processing circuit configured to generate different spatial streams signals and a frequency shift circuit configured to apply different frequency shifts to the different spatial streams signals. The wireless access point includes a mixer driven by a local oscillator, which up-converts the frequency shifted signals to millimeter wave frequency band signals, wherein the millimeter wave frequency band signals are transmitted by a MIMO transmit antenna array. A wireless communication device applies different frequency shifts to the different spatial streams signals after down-converting the signals received at a higher millimeter wave frequency to a lower frequency below 6 GHz. The wireless communication device applies no frequency-shifts to different spatial streams signals transmitted at lower frequency below 6 GHz.

Re-modulation crosstalk and intensity noise cancellation in wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) passive optical networks (PONs) Patent No. 10263704 

Inventor(s): Ning Cheng (Santa Clara, CA) Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15717428 on 09/27/2017 (566 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus comprising a signal generator configured to produce a modulation signal, a filter coupled to the signal generator and configured to filter the modulation signal to produce a cancellation signal, and a reflective semiconductor optical amplifier (RSOA) coupled to the signal generator and the filter, wherein the RSOA is configured to generate an optical signal according to a difference between the modulation signal and the cancellation signal and transmit the optical signal towards a partial reflection mirror (PRM).

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX) Assignee(s): Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (Stockholm, , SE) Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15032648 on 03/23/2016 (1119 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to certain embodiments, a method in a network node is disclosed. The method comprises selecting a subset from a predetermined set of P CSI-RS ports for receiving channel information. The network node comprises an antenna array with controllable polarization. Each CSI-RS port corresponds to a combination of a set of resource elements and an antenna port of said antenna array. The predetermined set comprises a first number P[subscript]1 [/subscript]of CSI-RS ports with a first polarization state and a second number P[subscript]2 [/subscript]of CSI-RS ports with a second polarization state. The first and second polarization states are distinct. The method further comprises populating the subset with Q CSI-RS ports in such manner that the ratio of CSI-RS ports respectively having the first and second polarization states is equal to the ratio of the first and second numbers.

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

System and method for providing network support services and premises gateway support infrastructure Patent No. 10263803 

Inventor(s): Alvin R. McQuarters (Euless, TX), Amir Ansari (Plano, TX), George A. Cowgill (Farmersville, TX), Jude P. Ramayya (Richardson, TX), Ramprakash Masina (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): KIP PROD P1 LP (New York, NY) Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15357847 on 11/21/2016 (876 days app to issue)

Abstract: A service management system communicates via wide area network with gateway devices located at respective user premises. The service management system remotely manages delivery of application services, which can be voice controlled, by a gateway, e.g. by selectively activating/deactivating service logic modules in the gateway. The service management system also may selectively provide secure communications and exchange of information among gateway devices and among associated endpoint devices. An exemplary service management system includes a router connected to the network and one or more computer platforms, for implementing management functions. Examples of the functions include a connection manager for controlling system communications with the gateway devices, an authentication manager for authenticating each gateway device and controlling the connection manager and a subscription manager for managing applications services and/or features offered by the gateway devices. A service manager, controlled by the subscription manager, distributes service specific configuration data to authenticated gateway devices.

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

Inventor(s): Michael Brobston (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC) Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15759626 on 09/20/2016 (938 days app to issue)

Abstract: Directional wireless drop systems are provided. These systems include a tap unit that is connected to a communications line of the broadband network; a cable modem unit connected to the tap unit; a plurality of wireless routers connected to the cable modem unit; and a directional antenna unit that is connected to at least a first of the wireless routers. Each wireless router is associated with a respective one of a plurality of subscriber premises that are served by the directional wireless drop system and is configured to communicate with at least one device that is located at the respective one of plurality of subscriber premises.

Inventor(s): Jianning Liu (Beijing, , CN), Zhixian Xiang (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15144629 on 05/02/2016 (1079 days app to issue)

Abstract: System and method for resource management are disclosed. These include receiving, by a virtualized network function (VNF) manger (VNFM) entity, from a network functions virtualization orchestrator (NFVO) entity a granting indication including a granting granularity in which the NFVO entity permits the VNFM entity to perform multiple VNF management operations for one or more VNFs, determining, by the VNFM entity, that a first VNF management operation is in a scope of permission based on the granting indication upon the first VNF management operation being triggered, and sending, by the VNFM entity, a first resource allocation request for the first VNF management operation to a virtual infrastructure manager (VIM) entity.

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

Inventor(s): Dany Sylvain (Gatineau, , CA), Todd Olof Ohman (Almonte, , CA) Assignee(s): GENBAND US LLC (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15060186 on 03/03/2016 (1139 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for suspending notification messages at a presenter”s computer during a presentation. For example, a method comprises: receiving, by an operating system of a computer, a first instruction from a screensharing application to suspend displaying notification messages by the operating system of the computer. The method further comprises sending visual media of a display screen of the computer by the operating system to the screensharing application during a screen sharing communication session. The method further comprises disregarding the request during the screen sharing communication session in accordance with the first instruction, in response to receiving a request from a first application to display a notification message on the display screen.

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

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX), Sorin Cismas (Southlake, TX) Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC) Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15923069 on 03/16/2018 (396 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multi-tier platform provides security at a perimeter of a computer system, where an intermediate layer interacts between a web layer and an application layer. A data request that is associated with a data set is received at the web layer and passed to the intermediate layer. The intermediate layer determines the authoritative source for the data set and whether the data set has a static or dynamic value. If the value is static, the intermediate layer accesses the value stored at the intermediate layer. However, if the value is dynamic, the intermediate layer queries the source registered to the data set, obtains the value from the authoritative source, and returns the dynamic value via the web layer, where the registered source may be internal or external to the computer system. Consequently, the intermediate layer may function as an aggregate layer that supports both database and messaging services.

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

Contact center system and method for advanced outbound communications to a contact group Patent No. 10264126 

Inventor(s): Theodore Wallace Mitchell (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15982539 on 05/17/2018 (334 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for managing outbound communications for a contact center includes: detecting, by a processor associated with the contact center, a trigger for transmitting outbound messages to a customer of the contact center, determining, by the processor, a notification strategy for the customer in response to the detected trigger, identifying, by the processor, a contact group designated for the customer, initiating, by the processor, first and second conversations with respectively first and second contacts in the contact group for transmitting first and second outbound communications according to the notification strategy, monitoring, by the processor, progress of the first and second conversations, and modifying, by the processor, a state of the second conversation with the second contact based on the progress of the first conversation with the first contact.

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

Inventor(s): Farooq Khan (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): Phazr, Inc. (Allen, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15427911 on 02/08/2017 (797 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device is configured for installation on a building window. The device may be a wireless communications device or any other device configured for installation on a window. The device includes an exterior-facing camera operable to acquire video and/or images and an interior-facing monitor. The acquired video and/or images are transmitted to the monitor and displayed by the monitor in real-time which causes the device to appear transparent to a person inside the building. The device includes a first wireless transceiver configured to communicate with a radio base station outside the building and a second wireless transceiver configured to communicate with a plurality of communication devices inside the building. The first wireless transceiver transmits uplink signals at a first frequency and receives downlink signals at a second frequency. The second wireless transceiver transmits downlink signals and receives uplink signals at the first frequency.

Inventor(s): Prashanth N. Subramanya (Karnataka, , IN), Ramakrishna Adireddy (Andhra Pradesh, , IN) Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 14755559 on 06/30/2015 (1386 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system can include a given video processing engine to determine an estimated Quantization Parameter (QP) for a given row of Coding Tree Units (CTUs) in a frame of a video. The given processing engine can also encode the given row of CTUs in the frame of the video. A CTU in the given row of CTUs can be encoded with a QP equal to the estimated QP. The system can include another video processing engine to determine an estimated QP for another row of CTUs of the frame of the video. The other processing engine can also set a running QP to the estimated QP for the given row of CTUs prior to the given video processor encoding a last CTU in the given row of CTUs. The other processing engine can further encode the other row of CTUs. CTUs encoded by the given video processing engine and the other video processing engine can be stored in a non-transitory machine readable medium.

Inventor(s): Harper Kent Potter (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15943035 on 04/02/2018 (379 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus of processing content, such as, video and/or audio are disclosed. The operations of processing content may include receiving user input, such as, a content file, a type of content format, and a content destination. Other operations include determining necessary operations needed to complete the content processing and determining the applications available to the user on a local machine used by the user. The operations further include determining whether the user”s local machine includes the necessary applications to perform the content processing, and determining a codec that will be used to process the content, and formatting the content using the codec and distributing the content to the content destination.

Inter-prediction candidate index coding independent of inter-prediction candidate list construction in video coding Patent No. 10264275 

Inventor(s): Minhua Zhou (San Diego, CA) Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15864952 on 01/08/2018 (463 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods are provided for inter-prediction candidate index coding independent of the construction of the corresponding inter-prediction candidate list, i.e., a merging candidate list or an advanced motion vector predictor list. A maximum allowed number of inter-prediction candidates for an inter-prediction candidate list is used for encoding the inter-prediction candidate index in an encoded bit stream. The maximum allowed number may be pre-determined or may be selected by the encoder and encoded in the bit stream. A decoder may then decode the index using the maximum allowed number of inter-prediction candidates independent of the construction of the corresponding inter-prediction candidate list.

Inventor(s): Jeffery O. Smith (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Numerex Corp. (Atlanta, GA) Law Firm: King Spalding (40 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15695496 on 09/05/2017 (588 days app to issue)

Abstract: A wireless tracking device can utilize a location detector, such as a GPS receiver or a short-range receiver, to provide locational information for the wireless tracking device. The wireless tracking device can transmit the locational information over a cellular network. Geofences can help manage location of the wireless tracking device. An analysis can be conducted at the wireless tracking device, at a server, or at some other appropriate location to assess integrity of the locational information. A determination as to whether the wireless tracking device is in an area can be based on the locational information and the integrity of the locational information.

System and method for providing locally applicable internet content with secure action requests and item condition alerts Patent No. 10264398 

Inventor(s): Tiehong Wang (Arlington, VA), Tiejun Wang (La Jolla, CA), Ximing Wang (Beijing, , CN) Assignee(s): Innovation Sciences, Inc (Plano, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15664097 on 07/31/2017 (624 days app to issue)

Abstract: Optimized delivery of locally applicable Internet content to users. A cache of locally applicable Internet content is maintained in a local content server, based upon a monitoring of locations of users requesting Internet content. Requests for Internet content are received from user equipment through a wireless network base station, and served from the local content server, which is logically proximate to the wireless network base station. The caching of locally applicable Internet content may be maintained on a layered basis. Secure action request receipt and corresponding performance, and item condition alerts are also described.

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: 15968527 on 05/01/2018 (350 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device can determine that a sender user equipment connected to a network has been authenticated. The device can cause another device associated with the network to provide configuration information to the sender user equipment after determining that the sender user equipment has been authenticated. The device can receive an RCS message from the sender user equipment after causing the other device to provide the configuration information. The device can determine a capability of a set of receiver user equipment utilizing capability information stored in a data structure. The device can selectively provide the RCS message to the set of receiver user equipment utilizing the non-IMS RCS messaging based on the capability of the set of receiver user equipment, or provide the RCS message to the set of receiver user equipment without utilizing the non-IMS RCS messaging based on the capability of the set of receiver user equipment.

Asynchronous communication device for providing wireless broadband link between base station and plurality of client devices Patent No. 10264414 

Inventor(s): Farooq Khan (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): Phazr, Inc. (Allen, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15357807 on 11/21/2016 (876 days app to issue)

Abstract: An asynchronous communication device provides wireless broadband link between a base station and a plurality of client devices in a wireless communication network. The asynchronous communication device includes a receiver configured to operate at a first frequency band and to asynchronously receive first and second data packets from the base station. The device includes a transceiver configured to operate at a second frequency band and operable to asynchronously transmit the first data packets to a first client device and to transmit the second data packets to a second client device. The first frequency band has a wide band separation from the second frequency band. The transceiver is configured to asynchronously receive third and fourth data packets from the first and second client devices, respectively. The transceiver asynchronously transmits the third and fourth data packets at the second frequency band to the base station.

Inventor(s): Adrian Borunda (Celina, TX), Cale Riley Spratt (Plano, TX), Jeffrey Joseph Szcinski (Frisco, TX), Richard Tanner (McKinney, TX) Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX) Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16141639 on 09/25/2018 (203 days app to issue)

Abstract: Techniques are described for cross-device authorization using a wireless network connection. Computing device(s) may broadcast an identification signal indicating that the device is authorized to access a remote service, and is therefore available to provide an authorization token to a receiving device. The receiving device may determine one of the broadcasting device(s) to use for cross-device authorization. The receiving device may send a request, to the determined broadcasting device, for an authorization token to access the remote service. The broadcasting device may receive the request and transmit a message to a server device indicating that an authorization token is to be provided to the receiving device. Alternatively, the authorization token may be sent directly from the broadcasting device to the receiving device (e.g., over the wireless communication network). On receiving the authorization token, the receiving device may use it to access the remote service.

Inventor(s): Christopher Martin Edward Osborn (Allen, TX), Kyungsik Choi (Plano, TX), Seong Ju Seo (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15980023 on 05/15/2018 (336 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of operating a femtocell network cluster is disclosed. One example method of operating the femtocell network cluster may include certain operations, such as, selecting a master femtocell access point among various femtocell access points operating on the femtocell network cluster and updating a master table to include the master femtocell access point in the master table neighbor list. Other operations may include transmitting the master table to each of the femtocell access points informing them of the identity of the master femtocell access point. The tables may be maintained by all of the femtocell access points operating on the network.

Methods and apparatus to enhance reliability in millimeter wave wideband communications Patent No. 10264478 

Inventor(s): Farooq Khan (Allen, TX), Ying Li (Richardson, TX), Zhouyue Pi (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 13712393 on 12/12/2012 (2316 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network node in a wireless network performs a method for enhancing reliability in wireless communication. The method includes determining, at a first network node, that a current link with a second network node is broken. The method also includes attempting, at the first network node, to recover the current link. The method further includes, upon a determination that the current link is not recoverable, establishing, at the first network node, a new link with the second network node according to one of a plurality of switching rules, the switching rules ordered according to a priority among the switching rules.

Inventor(s): Gunjan Thakkar (McKinney, TX), Hilda E. Sierra (Keller, TX), Parry Cornell Booker (Arlington, TX) Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing I nc. (Basking Ridge, NJ) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15956293 on 04/18/2018 (363 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer device may include a memory configured to store instructions and a processor configured to execute the instructions to detect a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) call and identify an available technology type to carry the SIP call from an originating device. The processor may be further configured to execute the instructions to generate an originating available technology type header that includes information identifying the identified available technology type to carry the SIP call from the originating device and forward the SIP call toward a destination with the generated originating available technology type header.

Policy control and charging triggered quality-of-service modification for delay tolerant connections Patent No. 10264485 

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: 15607938 on 05/30/2017 (686 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may: receive, from a first network device, an indication that a user equipment device (UE) has established an Internet Protocol (IP) session through a network; subscribe to a notification service, at the first network device, that indicates whether the UE is reachable; determine that quality-of-service (QoS) for the UE needs to be modified; send a first request, to the first network device, to modify a bearer for the UE in response to the determination that the QoS for the UE needs to be modified; receive a first reply, from the first network device, that the QoS for the UE has failed because the UE is unreachable; receive a notification, from the notification service at the first network device, that the UE is reachable; determine whether the QoS for the UE still needs to be modified in response to the notification; and send a second request to the first network device in response to determining whether the QoS for the UE still needs to be modified.

Inventor(s): Steven Belz (Sunnyvale, TX) Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT Mobility II LLC (Atlanta, GA) Law Firm: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15650299 on 07/14/2017 (641 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes identifying a location of at least on of a plurality of electronic devices within an area of interest. The method includes, based on at least the location of the at least one of the plurality of electronic devices, determining signal strength at a plurality of points within the area of interest. The method includes providing a modification of the area of interest to improve the signal strength at one of the plurality of points.

Inventor(s): Guorong Li (Beijing, , CN), Guowei Ouyang (Beijing, , CN), Hui Jin (Shenzhen, , CN), Nathan Edward Tenny (Poway, CA), Xiaoyan Duan (Shenzhen, , CN), Yunsong Yang (San Diego, CA) Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15605360 on 05/25/2017 (691 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for paging a user equipment (UE) includes receiving a generic page indication for the UE, the generic page indication including a list of radio access networks (RANs), selecting a subset of the list of RANs, sending a RAN-specific page indication for each RAN in the subset of the list of RANs, receiving a first RAN-specific page response associated with the UE, and sending a generic page response corresponding to the first RAN-specific page response.

Inventor(s): Paul F. Struhsaker (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Access Solutions, Ltd. (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Byrne Poh LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 13532650 on 06/25/2012 (2486 days app to issue)

Abstract: TDD access equipment modified by introducing a frequency change at the normal TDD guard point, with respective downlink or uplink periods for individual subscriber stations offset to form overlapping frames. Cyclo-stationary processing, block equalization, and burst timing coordination allow the boundary between downlink and uplink portions of both frames to be set dynamically, improving spectral efficiency. Fast frequency switching within an allotted physical slot enables synchronization of time-sharing the dedicated frequencies to be maintained among subscriber stations. Duplex spacing between downlink and uplink frequencies for individual subscriber stations, combined with in-depth filtering of received signals, prevents spurious out-of-band transmission signal strength from reaching an interference level.

Inventor(s): Brian Classon (Palatine, IL), Philippe Sartori (Plainfield, IL), Vipul Desai (Palatine, IL) Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15009615 on 01/28/2016 (1174 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for allocating network resources to user equipments (UEs) includes configuring a first group of component carriers with resource allocations indicated by a joint downlink control information (DCI) message, configuring a second group of component carriers with resource allocations for each component carrier indicated by a dedicated DCI message, generating the joint DCI message indicating first resource allocations for a first subset of the first group of component carriers, generating a plurality of dedicated DCI messages, wherein each dedicated DCI message indicates a second resource allocation for a component carrier in a second subset of the second group of component carriers, mapping each one of the joint DCI message and the plurality of dedicated DCI messages to a control channel, and sending the control channels to the UE.

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

Inventor(s): Marcos Vinicio Desouza (Frisco, TX), Robin P. Clair (Flower Mound, TX) Assignee(s): Cellco Partnership (Basking Ridge, NJ), Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16003952 on 06/08/2018 (312 days app to issue)

Abstract: A selection server device may receive a first registration request and determine that a user device is associated with a non-local call service control function (CSCF) server device and that the user device is located outside of a service area associated with the non-local CSCF server; output a non-preferred server indication to the non-local CSCF server device to cause the non-local CSCF server device to be disassociated with the user device; receive a second registration request from the user device; determine that the user device is not associated with any CSCF server; and output the second registration request to a local CSCF server device, associated with a service area in which the user device is located, to cause the local CSCF server device to register the user device with the local CSCF server device.

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

Inventor(s): Dave Hunt (San Diego, CA), Faiz Sherman (Mason, OH), Joe Scheffelin (Poway, CA), Simon Dodd (West Linn, OR), Steve Bush (Liberty Township, OH) Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX) Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14310601 on 06/20/2014 (1761 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a system that is configured to eject fluid vertically away from a thermal microfluidic die for use with scented oils or other fluids. The die is coupled to a rigid planar support board that separates the die from a reservoir of the fluid. The support board includes an opening that is lined with an inert liner that protects an interior surface of the support board from the fluid. The support board includes contact to an external power supply and contacts to the die on a first surface. The die is coupled to this first surface such that the second surface remains free of electrical connections.

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

Inventor(s): Pinche Tsai (Richardson, TX) Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX) Law Firm: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Patent Department (12 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15029423 on 11/01/2013 (1992 days app to issue)

Abstract: A top loading cartridge is provided herein. The top loading cartridge includes a support member and a lock mechanism. The support member to receive an electronic component. The lock mechanism includes a handle and an engagement member. The handle to connect to the support member and move between a first position and a second position. The engagement member to extend from the support member to engage with a chassis.

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

Inventor(s): Miguel Carzola (Wylie, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 29637298 on 02/15/2018 (425 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Sam Allen (Maypearl, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 29661342 on 08/27/2018 (232 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Brad A. Cobler (Irving, TX) Assignee(s): Poly-America, L.P. (Grand Prairie, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 29626004 on 11/14/2017 (518 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Rahul Varshneya (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): OR Link, Inc. (Lexington, KY) Law Firm: Frost Brown Todd LLC (Local + 4 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 29626627 on 11/17/2017 (515 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Nicholas Baker (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX) Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 29611317 on 07/20/2017 (635 days app to issue)

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