Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: •  Daifuku Co.'s automatic tire loader/unloader •  DFB's treatment of skin malignancies using nanoparticles •  Toyota's assessment of human driving performance using autonomous vehicles •  Samsung's method for 360-degree video navigation •  AiBUY's dynamic binding of supplemental content to video

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

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 18 SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 5 Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 4 CPG Technologies LLC (Italy) 3 Alliance Sports Group L.P. (Grand Prairie) 2

SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 166 daysDifferential amplifier including cancellation capacitors Patent No. 10560064 Assignee: Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) Inventors: Bharath Karthik Vasan (Tucson, AZ), Martijn Snoeij (Erding, DE), Srinivas K. Pulijala (Tucson, AZ), Steven G. Brantley (Satellite Beach, FL)

2,545 daysRequestor-based funds transfer system and methods Patent No. 10558957 Assignee: The Western Union Company (Denver, CO, US) Inventors:Amy M. Dunker (Dallas, TX, US)

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Inventor(s): Benny Crockett (Commerce, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16247686 on 01/15/2019 (392 days app to issue)



Abstract: The adjustable shield for a string trimmer is configured for use with a line trimmer. The adjustable shield for a string trimmer attaches to the line trimmer. The adjustable shield for a string trimmer comprises the line trimmer and a supplemental guard. The supplemental guard attaches to the line trimmer. The supplemental guard adjusts the arc of the working range of the cutting line of the line trimmer.

Inventor(s): Krystalka R. Womble (Dallas, TX), Robert L. Piccioni (Rowlett, TX) Assignee(s): Botsitter, LLC (Rowlett, TX) Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15598203 on 05/17/2017 (1000 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for remote care of an animal includes a robotic animal caregiver that has a housing, a wireless data communication system disposed within the housing and wirelessly communicatively coupled with an external data communications system, and a microprocessor in communication with the wireless data communication system disposed within the housing. The system further includes an aerial drone wirelessly communicatively coupled to the wireless data communication system of the robotic animal caregiver. The aerial drone includes a microprocessor, a wireless communication module, a video camera, the aerial drone configured to act in response to instructions issued by the microprocessor of the robotic animal caregiver.

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

Inventor(s): Mark Panko (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): PINWREST DEVELOPMENT GROUP, LLC (New York, NY) Law Firm: Loeb Loeb LLP (4 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15038047 on 11/06/2014 (1923 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are body impact protection systems. The body impact protection system may comprise at least one plate element layer, such as an interconnected meshed plate element network. Another embodiment may be directed to a protection system comprising at least one plate element layer, such as an interconnected meshed plate element network overlapping and adjacent to at least one liner or gel. Further embodiments may comprise the combination of multiple body impact protection systems in a single protective garment or device. Impact protection systems may be designed to protect various body features, such as for example, the head, shoulders, elbows, arms, wrists, hands, chest, torso, thighs, knees, shins, ankles, feet, and the like. The inventive body impact protection system affords more protection from the force of an impact and comfort than conventional body impact protection systems.

[A41D] OUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES (eye or ear protectors A61F 9/00, A61F 11/00; sweating suits A61H 36/00)

Inventor(s): Samuel Harris (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16181908 on 11/06/2018 (462 days app to issue)

Abstract: A remote control footrest for elevating an injured foot includes a base having a top side, a bottom side, a front side, a back side, a right side, a left side, and a cavity. The top side has a pole aperture extending through to the cavity. A lift means is coupled to the base within the cavity. An adjustable support pole is coupled to the base through the pole aperture and is in operational communication with the lift means. The lift means adjusts a length of the adjustable support pole. A footrest is coupled to the adjustable support pole and is configured to support a foot or a leg of a user. A remote control is in wireless communication with the lift means to adjust the length of the adjustable support pole and thus a height of the footrest.

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

Product, system, method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for shower liner stay Patent No. 10555644 

Inventor(s): William J. Johnson (Flower Mound, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: Yudell Isidore PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15922870 on 03/15/2018 (698 days app to issue)

Abstract: A shower liner stay for holding a shower liner away from the showering area while a person is taking a shower. The shower liner stay includes one or more pensile wands to dangle on the dry ingress outside of a shower liner and adjacent the shower liner while dangling from existing hook(s) or curtain rod. Strategically affixed to a pensile wand are one or more graspers for grasping the delicate impermeable flexible surface of a shower liner for keeping the shower liner in place regardless of strong aerodynamic conditions during a shower. Customary and normal operation of the shower liner remains.

[A47K] SANITARY EQUIPMENT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (connecting to water supply or waste pipe, sinks E03C; water-closets E03D); TOILET ACCESSORIES (cosmetic equipment A45D)

Inventor(s): Asif Fayyaz (Euless, TX), Jian Liu (Keller, TX), Kyle Brown (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): Novartis AG (Basel, , CH) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15354265 on 11/17/2016 (1181 days app to issue)

Abstract: An intraocular lens (IOL) insertion apparatus may include a hand piece body having a distal tip, an IOL folding chamber, and IOL a dwell position, and a telescoping plunger having a first plunger portion and a second plunger portion. The first plunger portion and second plunger portion may be arranged to simultaneously advance through a first portion of a displacement of the telescoping plunger, and one of the first and second plunger portions may be arranged to advance through a second portion of the displacement of the telescoping plunger.

[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]

Topical therapy for the treatment of skin malignancies using nanoparticles of taxanes Patent No. 10555898 

Inventor(s): Gere Dizerega (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): DFB SORIA, LLC (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16281907 on 02/21/2019 (355 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are methods useful for the topical therapeutic treatment of skin malignancies including skin cancers and cutaneous metastases using compositions containing nanoparticles of paclitaxel or other taxanes.

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

Inventor(s): Aleksa Jovanovic (Fort Worth, TX), Lei Shi (Mansfield, TX) Assignee(s): Smith Nephew, Inc. (Memphis, TN) Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16171070 on 10/25/2018 (474 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention is directed to topical enzymatic wound debriding compositions with enhanced enzymatic activity. These compositions comprise a dispersed phase comprising at least one proteolytic enzyme and at least one hydrophilic polyol; and a continuous phase comprising a hydrophobic base.

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

Inventor(s): Bryan Seon (Garland, TX), Jeffrey T. Halstead (Plano, TX), Justin Girard (Dallas, TX), Michael Scott Burnett (McKinney, TX) Assignee(s): TAYLOR MADE GOLF COMPANY, INC. (Carlsbad, CA) Law Firm: Dawsey Co., LPA (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16366481 on 03/27/2019 (321 days app to issue)

Abstract: A golf club incorporating a stress reducing feature, including an aperture, located at least partially on the sole of the club head. The location and size of the stress reducing feature and aperture, and their relationship to one another, play a significant role in selectively improving the performance of the golf club.

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

Cured biodegradable microparticles and scaffolds and methods of making and using the same Patent No. 10556217 

Inventor(s): Peter D. Gabriele (Frisco, TX) Assignee(s): THE SECANT GROUP, LLC (Telford, PA) Law Firm: McNees Wallace Nurick LLC (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15941745 on 03/30/2018 (683 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of forming cured microparticles includes providing a poly(glycerol sebacate) resin in an uncured state. The method also includes forming the composition into a plurality of uncured microparticles and curing the uncured microparticles to form the plurality of cured microparticles. The uncured microparticles are free of a photo-induced crosslinker. A method of forming a scaffold includes providing microparticles including poly(glycerol sebacate) in a three-dimensional arrangement. The method also includes stimulating the microparticles in the three-dimensional arrangement to sinter the microparticles, thereby forming the scaffold having a plurality of pores. A scaffold is formed of a plurality of microparticles including a poly(glycerol sebacate) thermoset resin in a three-dimensional arrangement. The scaffold has a plurality of pores.

[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): Khalid Hassan (Denton, TX) Assignee(s): Victor Equipment Company (Denton, TX) Law Firm: Edell, Shapiro Finnan, LLC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15866802 on 01/10/2018 (762 days app to issue)

Abstract: A consumable assembly for use in an arc welding apparatus is provided that includes a nozzle assembly having a nozzle body, an insulator disposed within the nozzle body, and a nozzle insert disposed within the insulator. The nozzle insert includes an internal gas diverter. A contact tip is disposed within the nozzle assembly and includes at least one aperture extending from an exterior portion to an internal cavity, an exit orifice, a distal end face, and an exterior surface extending between the at least one aperture and the distal end portion of the contact tip. The internal gas diverter directs a flow of shield gas exiting the at least one aperture along the exterior surface of the contact tip, and a principal distance from the at least one aperture to the distal end face is varied to adjust the flow of the shield gas for improved cooling.

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

Systems and methods for providing heating and cooling to a vehicle cabin of autonomous vehicles Patent No. 10556481 

Inventor(s): Ercan Mehmet Dede (Ann Arbor, MI), Feng Zhou (South Lyon, MI), Shailesh N. Joshi (Ann Arbor, MI), Tianzhu Fan (Ann Arbor, MI) Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15633123 on 06/26/2017 (960 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for providing heating and cooling to a cabin of an autonomous or semiautonomous electric vehicle. A system includes one or more autonomous or semiautonomous electric vehicle components generating thermal energy as a byproduct of operation, a radiator fluidly coupled to the one or more vehicle components and positioned downstream from the one or more vehicle components such that the radiator receives at least a portion of the thermal energy, a thermoelectric cooler thermally coupled to and located downstream from the radiator, and one or more bypass valves that control fluid flow from the radiator such that fluid flows directly to a cabin of the vehicle or flows through the thermoelectric cooler before flowing into the cabin.

[B60H] ARRANGEMENTS OR ADAPTATIONS OF HEATING, COOLING, VENTILATING, OR OTHER AIR-TREATING DEVICES SPECIALLY FOR PASSENGER OR GOODS SPACES OF VEHICLES

Inventor(s): Michael R. James (Northville, MI) Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14964455 on 12/09/2015 (1525 days app to issue)

Abstract: Human driving performance can be assessed using an autonomous vehicle. An autonomous vehicle can have a manual operational mode and one or more autonomous operational modes. While the vehicle is operating in the manual operational mode, driving data relating to a manual driving maneuver can be acquired. The acquired driving data can be evaluated relative to a driving scene model to determine whether the manual driving maneuver is acceptable or unacceptable based on the acquired driving data. Responsive to determining that the manual driving maneuver is unacceptable, feedback can be provided to a user. In some instances, the feedback can be active feedback or passive feedback. In some instance, the user can be the human driver of the vehicle, or some other person related to the driver in some manner.

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

Inventor(s): Kyle Thomas Cravener (Watauga, TX), Tyler Wayne Baldwin (Keller, TX) Assignee(s): Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15881980 on 01/29/2018 (743 days app to issue)

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

Inventor(s): Carlos Alexander Fenny (Fort Worth, TX), Rohn Lee Olson (Hurst, TX) Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 15593458 on 05/12/2017 (1005 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes a distributed propulsion system for a craft that comprises a frame, a plurality of hydraulic or electric motors disposed within or attached to the frame in a distributed configuration; a propeller operably connected to each of the hydraulic or electric motors, a source of hydraulic or electric power disposed within or attached to the frame and coupled to each of the disposed within or attached to the frame, wherein the source of hydraulic or electric power provides sufficient energy density for the craft to attain and maintain operations of the craft, a controller coupled to each of the hydraulic or electric motors, and one or more processors communicably coupled to each controller that control an operation and speed of the plurality of hydraulic or electric motors.

Inventor(s): Daniel Frank Devitt (Arlington, TX), Michael Reaugh Smith (Colleyville, TX) Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15249046 on 08/26/2016 (1264 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some implementations, in an emergency in the vehicle, an emergency evacuation path is illuminated using the light emitted from the emergency evacuation rope where at least a portion of the emergency evacuation path extends to a location outside the vehicle. Egress of occupants along the emergency evacuation path is enabled using an emergency evacuation rope.

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

Inventor(s): Tim Criswell (Arlington, TX) Assignee(s): Daifuku Co., Ltd. (Osaka, , JP), Wynright Corporation (Elk Grove, IL) Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 16373347 on 04/02/2019 (315 days app to issue)

Abstract: An automatic tire loader/unloader for stacking/unstacking tires in a trailer is disclosed. In one embodiment, a mobile base structure provides a support framework for a drive subassembly, conveyance subassembly, an industrial robot, a distance measurement subassembly, and a control subassembly. Under the operation of the control subassembly, tires advance through a powered transportation path to an industrial robot which places the tires within the trailer in a vertical stacking pattern or a rick-stacking pattern, for example. The control subassembly coordinates the selective articulated movement of the industrial robot and the activation of the drive subassembly based upon the distance measurement subassembly detecting objects, including tires, within a detection space, dimensions of the trailer provided to the control subassembly, and dimensions of the tires provided to the control subassembly.

[B65G] TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS (packaging B65B; handling thin or filamentary materials, e.g. paper sheets or thread, B65H; cranes B66C; portable or mobile lifting or hauling appliances, e.g. hoists, B66D; devices for lifting or lowering goods for loading or unloading purposes, e.g. fork-lift trucks, B66F 9/00; emptying bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels or similar containers, not otherwise provided for, B67C 9/00; delivering or transferring liquids B67D; filling or discharging vessels for liquefied, solidified or compressed gases F17C; pipe-line systems for fluids F17D)

Automated truck unloader for unloading/unpacking product from trailers and containers Patent No. 10556761 

Inventor(s): Tim Criswell (Arlington, TX) Assignee(s): Daifuku Co., Ltd. (Osaka, , JP), Wynright Corporation (Elk Grove, IL) Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 16392417 on 04/23/2019 (294 days app to issue)

Abstract: An automatic truck unloader for unloading/unpacking product, such as boxes or cases, from trailers and containers is disclosed. In one embodiment, a mobile base structure provides a support framework for a drive subassembly, conveyance subassembly, an industrial robot, a distance measurement subassembly, and a control subassembly. Under the operation of the control subassembly, an industrial robot having a suction cup-based gripper arm selectively removes boxes from the trailer and places the boxes on a powered transportation path. The control subassembly coordinates the selective articulated movement of the industrial robot and the activation of the drive subassembly based upon the distance measurement subassembly detecting objects, including boxes, within a detection space, and dimensions of the trailer provided to the control subassembly.

[B65G] TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS (packaging B65B; handling thin or filamentary materials, e.g. paper sheets or thread, B65H; cranes B66C; portable or mobile lifting or hauling appliances, e.g. hoists, B66D; devices for lifting or lowering goods for loading or unloading purposes, e.g. fork-lift trucks, B66F 9/00; emptying bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels or similar containers, not otherwise provided for, B67C 9/00; delivering or transferring liquids B67D; filling or discharging vessels for liquefied, solidified or compressed gases F17C; pipe-line systems for fluids F17D)

Inventor(s): Frederick S. Marshall (Arlington, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: Bracewell LLP (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16181870 on 11/06/2018 (462 days app to issue)

Abstract: An assembly supports a concrete slab foundation above a ground surface while being poured and hardened. The assembly includes forms, each of the forms having a frame. Lower rollers are mounted to each of the frames for rolling each of the forms onto the ground surface. Upper rollers are mounted to each of the frames at an elevation above the lower rollers. Upper decks are placed on top of the upper rollers. Each of the upper decks has an upper surface configured to receive the concrete while being poured and hardened. The upper rollers of each of the forms are in rolling engagement with a lower side of one of the upper decks, enabling the forms to be rolled out from under the upper decks after the slab foundation has hardened.

[B62B] HAND-PROPELLED VEHICLES, e.g. HAND CARTS OR PERAMBULATORS; SLEDGES (characterised by animal propulsion B62C; propulsion of sledges by driver or engine B62M)

Antioxidant inflammation modulators: oleanolic acid derivatives with amino and other modifications at C-17 Patent No. 10556858 

Inventor(s): Eric Anderson (Southlake, TX), Melean Visnick (Irving, TX), Xin Jiang (Coppell, TX) Assignee(s): REATA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (Irving, TX) Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16115028 on 08/28/2018 (532 days app to issue)

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

Inventor(s): Jacob Wendt (Decatur, TX), Neal Bowden (Weatherford, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16405520 on 05/07/2019 (280 days app to issue)

Abstract: An earth-boring bit includes a bit body threaded at its upper extent for connection to a drill string and a plurality of blades on the bit body, each blade having a leading edge and a trailing edge. A plurality of cutting elements is arranged on the leading edge of each blade and a junk slot is defined between pairs of adjacent blades. A surface texture may be formed on the surface of the junk slot, the surface texture being selected to alter a flow of drilling fluid through the junk slot. At least one milling element may extend at least partially across the junk slot between the trailing edge and leading edge of adjacent blades, wherein flow of cuttings generated by the cutting elements is impeded until the cuttings are disintegrated to a selected size.

[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): David Larimore (Dallas, TX), Mark Holly (The Colony, TX) Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: Locke Lord LLP (Local + 12 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15749452 on 09/22/2016 (1237 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bridge plug for a well includes an actuator member that moves from a first position such that the bridge plug is in a retracted position and a second position such that the bridge plug is in a deployed position. The bridge plug includes a slip section comprising one or more slips that grip a surface radially outward of the bridge plug in the deployed position and a petal section positioned downward of and adjacent to the slip section, the petal section comprising a plurality of petals that fan radially outward from the bridge plug in the deployed position to catch a slurry. The bridge plug also includes a centralizer section positioned downward of and adjacent to the pedal section, the centralizer section having a plurality of centralizers that ramp outwardly in an upward direction in the deployed position for centralizing the bridge plug.

[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): Franklin Charles Rodriguez (Addison, TX), Homero D. Maldonado (Dallas, TX), Loc Phuc Lang (Arlington, TX), Wesley P. Dietz (Carrollton, TX) Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 15513151 on 06/02/2016 (1349 days app to issue)

Abstract: A well system including a parent wellbore, a lateral wellbore extending from the parent wellbore, and a reentry window assembly installed within the parent wellbore and including a completion window assembly having a window and providing an upper coupling, a muleshoe, and upper and lower slots provided on opposing axial ends of the window. An isolation sleeve is positioned within the completion window assembly and includes a sleeve alignment key, a sleeve coupling, and an engagement device. A whipstock is matable with the sleeve coupling and an aligning tool is operatively coupled to the whipstock and engageable with the muleshoe to angularly orient a whipstock face to the window. The isolation sleeve is movable between closed and open positions to isolate the lateral wellbore, and the sleeve alignment key interacts with the upper and lower slots to angularly orient the isolation sleeve while moving between the first and second positions.

[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): Daniel Nelson (Wildomar, CA), Eric Hamilton (Wildomar, CA) Assignee(s): Flowserve Management Company (Irving, TX) Law Firm: Maine Cernota Rardin (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16008214 on 06/14/2018 (607 days app to issue)

Abstract: A secondary seal of a mechanical seal comprises an annular sealing gasket and backing plate surrounding a cylindrical sealing surface, all of which can be made of the same metallic material. The gasket is C-shaped in cross section, and is axially pressed during operation into a C-shaped groove formed in the backing plate, the groove being shallower and larger in inner diameter than the gasket, so that the gasket, when pressed into the groove, deforms radially inward and seals against both the backing plate and the sealing surface. The contact area between the gasket and sealing surface increases with pressure. In embodiments, when the pressure is released, the gasket retracts from the sealing surface, allowing easy disassembly and allowing axial movement of the gasket and backing plate. Highly polished surfaces of the gasket and sealing surface can allow axial motion thereof during operation to maintain the seal face gap.

Inventor(s): Brian Witkowski (Weatherford, TX), Bunhap Sam (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): S.P.M. Flow Control, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15182192 on 06/14/2016 (1337 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hammer union includes a female sub; a male sub; and a wing nut that is concentrically disposed about the female and male subs. The wing nut includes a body having first and second end surfaces, and an exterior surface extending therebetween; a passage extending through the body from the first to second end surface that defines an interior surface of the body; an internal shoulder formed by the interior surface; an internal threaded connection that extends from the first end surface and towards the internal shoulder; and lugs extending radially from the exterior surface. The body has a wall thickness defined between the interior and exterior surfaces, with a greater wall thickness at the internal shoulder than at the first end surface; the internal threaded connection has a full-root radius; and a lug that extends along the axial length of the body.

[F16L] PIPES; JOINTS OR FITTINGS FOR PIPES; SUPPORTS FOR PIPES, CABLES OR PROTECTIVE TUBING; MEANS FOR THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL

Inventor(s): Anand Adi Subramani (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): Zynga Inc. (San Francisco, CA) Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15714757 on 09/25/2017 (869 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system are described for providing rewards, awards, and other incentives to players based on the activities of associated players is described. In some examples, the technology determines an activity level for players associated with a distinguished player, such as friends and other players within a social or game network, and rewards the distinguished player based on their activity levels.

Inventor(s): Carl Stewart (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. (Morris Plains, NJ) Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP (Local + 10 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16373016 on 04/02/2019 (315 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sensor includes a first substrate and a second substrate. The first substrate includes a first side and an opposing second side, with the first side having a recess. The recess is defined by one or more side walls and a bottom wall. One or more of the side walls are substantially perpendicular to the bottom wall. A sensing diaphragm is defined between the second side of the first substrate and the bottom wall of the recess. A boss extends from the bottom wall of the recess. The second substrate may include a first side and an opposing second side, where the first side has a recess. The first side of the first substrate may be secured to the first side of the second substrate such that the recess in the first substrate faces and is in fluid communication with the recess in the second substrate.

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

Inventor(s): Anant Shankar Kamath (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15832968 on 12/06/2017 (797 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optocoupler is placed in series between the field ground pin of digital input circuitry and the field ground of an industrial controller. A capacitor to field ground is provided for each digital input. A resistor is provided to the input pin of the digital input circuitry. To detect a broken wire a test pulse is provided to the optocoupler connected in the ground path. This test pulse isolates the digital input circuitry from field ground. As current is always being provided from the field when the wire is not broken, the capacitor connected between the input and ground charges. After the test pulse has completed, the output signal of the digital input circuitry is examined. If the level indicates the input is high, the wire is not broken. If, however, the output remains low indicating that the input is low, the wire has broken.

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

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX) Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16290329 on 03/01/2019 (347 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure describes using the JTAG Tap”s TMS and/or TCK terminals as general purpose serial Input/Output (I/O) Manchester coded communication terminals. The Tap”s TMS and/or TCK terminal can be used as a serial I/O communication channel between; (1) an IC and an external controller, (2) between a first and second IC, or (3) between a first and second core circuit within an IC. The use of the TMS and/or TCK terminal as serial I/O channels, as described, does not effect the standardized operation of the JTAG Tap, since the TMS and/or TCK I/O operations occur while the Tap is placed in a non-active steady state.

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

Inventor(s): John James Sallas (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): CGG SERVICES SAS (Massy, , FR) Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14969066 on 12/15/2015 (1519 days app to issue)

Abstract: Method and seismic source for generating seismic waves in a borehole. The seismic source includes a housing; an actuator mechanism located inside the housing and configured to generate a fluctuating pressure; a flexible membrane attached to the housing and configured to hold a fluid; and a coupling device covered by the flexible membrane and configured to generate a static pressure on the flexible membrane.

[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): Jason J Brown (Keller, TX) Assignee(s): Corning Research Development Corporation (Charlotte, NC) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16298154 on 03/11/2019 (337 days app to issue)

Abstract: An enclosure for providing a local convergence point for a fiber optic network may include an enclosure frame and an end panel defining a plurality of ports. The enclosure may include a feeder compartment to receive through at least one of the ports an optical source cable from the network. The enclosure may include a feeder compartment panel pivotally coupled to the feeder compartment and configured to pivot. The enclosure may also include a feeder splice tray removably coupled to the feeder compartment panel and configured to receive one or more optical fibers from the optical source cable. The feeder splice tray may be configured to communicatively couple at least one optical fiber of the optical source cable to at least one distribution fiber configured to facilitate communication with a destination device configured to receive an optical signal from the network.

[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): Russell Hughes Vanecek (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): PADPAC, LLC (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15943290 on 04/02/2018 (680 days app to issue)

Abstract: This disclosure relates to an apparatus for converting a mobile device into a wearable. The apparatus comprises a body including an area configured to couple to a mobile device, and one or more flexible members coupled to the body, wherein the one or more flexible members are capable of retracting to a first position and capable of expanding to a second position, wherein the second position allows a user to wear the apparatus.

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

Inventor(s): Andrew J. Dickerson (Allen, TX), Jeff Wilkinson (Flower Mound, TX) Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15213264 on 07/18/2016 (1303 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is provided for navigating a 360-degree video. The method includes displaying a portion of the 360-degree video on a display. The method also includes displaying a graphical indicator overlaid on the 360-degree video. The graphical indicator represents a plurality of viewing directions within the 360-degree video. The graphical indicator includes at least one marker identifying a first viewing direction corresponding to the portion of the 360-degree video. The method also includes receiving an input at a position along the graphical indicator corresponding to a second viewing direction. The method also includes displaying another portion of the 360-degree video on the display, the other portion corresponding to the second viewing direction.

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

Apparatus, system, and method for data block usage information synchronization for a non-volatile storage volume Patent No. 10558371 

Inventor(s): Brandon Hansen (Highland, UT), David Atkisson (Draper, UT), David Flynn (Sandy, UT), Drex Dixon (South Jordan, UT), Jonathan Flynn (West Jordan, UT) Assignee(s): FIO Semiconductor Technologies, LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 14569021 on 12/12/2014 (1887 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for data block usage information synchronization for a non-volatile storage volume. The method includes referencing first data block usage information for data blocks of a non-volatile storage volume managed by a storage manager. The first data block usage information is maintained by the storage manager. The method also includes synchronizing second data block usage information managed by a storage controller with the first data block usage information maintained by the storage manager. The storage manager maintains the first data block usage information separate from second data block usage information managed by the storage controller.

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

Inventor(s): Ashwin D T (Bangalore, , IN), Dana Lee (Saratoga, CA), Harshul Gupta (New Delhi, , IN), Henry Chin (Fremont, CA), Jia Li (San Francisco, CA), Parth Amin (Fremont, CA), Sateesh Desireddi (Sathupalli Mandal, , IN) Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX) Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15381104 on 12/16/2016 (1152 days app to issue)

Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for dynamic read table generation. One apparatus includes a set of non-volatile storage cells. A controller for a set of non-volatile storage cells is configured to, in response to unsuccessfully reading a storage cell of the set of non-volatile storage cells using a parameter, read the storage cell using one or more shifted values. A controller for a set of non-volatile storage cells is configured to, in response to successfully reading a storage cell using one or more shifted values, add the one or more shifted values to a storage device.

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

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16120579 on 09/04/2018 (525 days app to issue)

Abstract: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) functionality may allow a user of a client device to utilize the device in a business environment where the functionality of the device is altered to conform to the business environment via a business profile. A personal profile may be used when the user is outside of the business environment. The profile of the device may be changed according various factors.

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

Inventor(s): Darwin H. Easter (Rowlett, TX), John M. Bartlett (Richardson, TX), Matthew A. Bennett (Plano, TX), Zhen-Qi Gan (Carrollton, TX) Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA) Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15289040 on 10/07/2016 (1222 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for planning radar missions. The system includes a processing unit and a display. The method includes estimating the execution time of a plurality of radar tasks to be executed periodically at respective planned repetition rates, and assessing, using rate monotonic scheduling, whether the tasks can be executed at their respective planned repetition rates. The display may be employed to display a graphical representation of a path to be flown repeatedly by the aircraft, and, superimposed on the displayed path, symbols indicating whether at any point on the path the radar will be able to execute each task at its respective planned repetition rate, and whether each of a plurality of areas to be surveyed by the radar, each corresponding to a respective radar task, is in the field of view pattern of the radar.

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

Inventor(s): Harry E. Stripe (Flower Mound, TX), Justin Eldon Kerchal (Gilbert, AZ), Kyle Edward Wander (Tulsa, OK), Tedd Dale Adams (Tulsa, OK) Assignee(s): American Airlines, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16445677 on 06/19/2019 (237 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for accessing data in one of a first legacy computer system that has a first operating system and a second legacy computer system that has a second operating system that is different from the first operating system. The method includes providing a front end application that is in communication with the first and second legacy computer systems, with the application being displayed on a user interface of a computer. Aircraft and maintenance data of a first legacy airline is associated with the first legacy computer system and aircraft and maintenance data of a second legacy airline is associated with the second legacy computer system.

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

Inventor(s): Nick Piggin (Yarralumla, , AU), Nisha Talagala (Livermore, CA), Santhosh Koundinya (San Jose, CA) Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Kunzler Bean Adamson, PC (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 14253721 on 04/15/2014 (2128 days app to issue)

Abstract: A storage layer may be configured to over-provision logical storage resources to objects. The storage layer may provision the resources in response to, inter alia, a request to open and/or create a zero-length file. The storage layer may be further configured to store data of the objects in a contextual format configured to associate the data with respective logical identifiers. The storage layer may determine an actual, storage size of the object based on the associations stored on the stored associations. Storage clients may rely on the storage layer to determine the size of the object and, as such, may defer and/or eliminate updates to persistent metadata.

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

Inventor(s): David Albert Carlson (Haslet, TX) Assignee(s): Cavium, LLC (Santa Clara, CA) Law Firm: Young Basile Hanlon MacFarlane, P.C. (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16011173 on 06/18/2018 (603 days app to issue)

Abstract: Managing memory access requests to a cache system including one or more cache levels that are configured to store cache lines that correspond to memory blocks in a main memory includes: storing stream information identifying recognized streams that were recognized based on previously received memory access requests, where one or more of the recognized streams comprise strided streams that each have an associated strided prefetch result corresponding to a stride that is larger than or equal to a size of a single cache line; and determining whether or not a next cache line prefetch request corresponding to a particular memory access request will be made based at least in part on whether or not the particular memory access request matches a strided prefetch result for at least one strided stream, and a history of past next cache line prefetch requests.

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

Inventor(s): Oluleye Olorode (Garland, TX), Ramakrishnan Venkatasubramanian (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16279721 on 02/19/2019 (357 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide a technique in which a memory controller determines whether a fetch address is a miss in an L1 cache and, when a miss occurs, allocates a way of the L1 cache, determines whether the allocated way matches a scoreboard entry of pending service requests, and, when such a match is found, determine whether a request address of the matching scoreboard entry matches the fetch address. When the matching scoreboard entry also has a request address matching the fetch address, the scoreboard entry is modified to a demand request.

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

Time and motion data fusion for determining and remedying issues based on physical presence Patent No. 10558784 

Inventor(s): Matthew R. Engle (Plano, TX), Prashant R. Prabhudesai (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA) Law Firm: Edell, Shapiro Finnan, LLC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14845771 on 09/04/2015 (1621 days app to issue)

Abstract: A plurality of time and motion data sets are correlated at a network connected device. The time and motion data sets track an item of interest, and at least one of the time and motion data sets comprises energy consumption data or wireless local area network location data. Physical presence for the item of interest is determined based upon the correlating of the multiple time and motion data sets. Based upon the physical presence of the item of interest, an unacceptable condition for the item of interest may be determined. The unacceptable condition for the item of interest is remedied.

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

Variable list based caching of patient information for evaluation of patient rules Patent No. 10558785 

Inventor(s): Anthony J. DiGiorgio (Arlington, TX), David J. Gattis (Flower Mound, TX), James S. Cox (Plano, TX), Tushar Kumar Jayantilal (Coppell, TX), William R. Patterson (Irving, TX) Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15007555 on 01/27/2016 (1476 days app to issue)

Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for caching patient information in a variable list and using the variable list to evaluate patient rules. The mechanisms generate a patient registry comprising a plurality of patient registry records, each patient registry record being associated with a corresponding patient and comprising personal and medical information about the corresponding patient. The mechanisms compile at least one variable list for an input variable of one or more clinical rules. The variable list comprises a plurality of instances of personal and medical information from the plurality of sources that are associated with the variable. The mechanisms also process at least one clinical rule in the one or more clinical rules that references the variable as a criteria for evaluating the at least one clinical rule, based on the variable list associated with the variable to determine if the criteria is satisfied by one or more instances. NULL

Inventor(s): Kulvir S. Bhogal (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY) Law Firm: Schmeiser, Olsen Watts, LLP (6 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14991204 on 01/08/2016 (1495 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for managing shared inventory in a virtual universe. A received owner request from an owner of an inventory item designates the inventory item as a shared inventory item. The owner request specifies terms and conditions under which the inventory item may be shared for use by users other than the owner. In response to receiving the owner request, metadata comprising the terms and conditions is generated. It is ascertained that the terms and conditions in the received metadata permit use of the shared inventory item by a particular user from whom a user request to use the shared inventory item had been received and in response, the shared inventory item for use of the shared inventory item by the particular user is rendered. The particular user is not the owner.

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

Inventor(s): Jesse Gregory Villarreal, Jr. (Richardson, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15853204 on 12/22/2017 (781 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems to perform distance-based feature suppression of features of an image in a feature list of the image are disclosed. A method includes accessing the feature list, comparing a selected feature in the feature list with features located within a first distance of the selected feature, when features located within the first distance are non-suppressed or valid and are stronger than different non-suppressed features, marking the features as valid and marking other non-suppressed features as suppressed. When the features are suppressed or invalid and are not stronger than non-suppressed features, determining if features of the feature list are marked as valid or suppressed.

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

Observation platform using structured communications for generating, reporting and creating a shared employee performance library Patent No. 10558938 

Inventor(s): Christopher N. Todd (Dallas, TX), Guy R. VanBuskirk (Spicewood, TX), Ravi Shankar Kumar (Richardson, TX), Shiva Cheedella (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Theatro Labs, Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16195555 on 11/19/2018 (449 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a method of using an observation platform to determine relative expertise of enterprise employees, a computer system of the observation platform monitors communications from and to a plurality of communication devices which have been routed through a radio access point associated with the computer system. Each of the communication devices is associated with a user who is an employee in an enterprise. The computer system extracts information from the communications including identities of the users. The computer system measures performance of a plurality of the users based on aspects of the extracted information which are related to questions on one or more of products and processes of the enterprise, wherein the questions are posed and responded to via the communications devices. The computer system assigns a numerical ranking of the measured performance by each of the measured users, with respect to other measured users, at responding to the questions.

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

Inventor(s): Maria Elena Gammon (McKinney, TX) Assignee(s): SAP SE (Walldorf, , DE) Law Firm: Fountainhead Law Group P.C. (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15336796 on 10/28/2016 (1201 days app to issue)

Abstract: Some embodiments provide a program that receives, from a first system, a copy of master data. The program also receives a master data modification rule. The program further receives, from a second system, a first request to modify a value of a second field of data in the second system with a new value. In response to the first request, the program also identifies the master data modification rule. The program further performs a set of validation operations specified in the master data modification rule. Based on the performance of the set of validation operation, the program also modifies the first field in the copy of the master data with the new value based on the supplier identifier and sends a second request to the first system to modify the first field in the master data managed by the first system.

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

Inventor(s): Amy M. Dunker (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): The Western Union Company (Denver, CO) Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 13774568 on 02/22/2013 (2545 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to the invention, transferring money using a computer network is disclosed. In one step, information is saved on credit received for a first user ([b]110[/b]) in a stored value account on a server computer system ([b]170[/b]). At the server computer system ([b]170[/b]), a request from the first user ([b]110[/b]) to send money to a second user ([b]130[/b]) based on the stored value account is received. An electronic notification is sent from the server computer ([b]170[/b]) to the second user ([b]130[/b]) to notify the second user ([b]130[/b]) of the request. A debit in the stored value account of the first user ([b]110[/b]) is created. The requested money is sent to the second user ([b]130[/b]) upon a receipt of a request at the server computer ([b]170[/b]) from the second user ([b]130[/b]).

[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): Brinkley Brown Eiting (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Moneygram International, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 14512830 on 10/13/2014 (1947 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an aspect, a method includes receiving authorization information from a controlled facility, and receiving a request to initiate a financial transaction at an agent device. At least one party to the financial transaction may be a resident of the controlled facility. The method includes determining whether the resident is authorized to participate in the financial transaction based on the authorization information. Determining whether the resident is authorized to participate in the financial transaction may include determining, based on the authorization information, whether a party that is to receive funds from or provide funds to the resident in connection with the financial transaction corresponds to an entity that the resident of the controlled facility is authorized to receive funds from or provide funds to. The method includes initiating the financial transaction in response to a determination that the resident is authorized to participate in the financial transaction.

[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): Christian Briggs (Austin, TX), Robert K. Spitz (Amherst, NH), Todd Downing (Irving, TX) Assignee(s): AiBUY, INC. (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15845763 on 12/18/2017 (785 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of dynamically binding supplemental content to video content includes receiving the video content at a device and identifying at least one value related to one or more products or services, where the at least one value is associated with the video content. The method also includes obtaining the supplemental content based on the at least one value, where the supplemental content provides additional information about the one or more products or services. In addition, the method includes dynamically binding the supplemental content to the video content and positioning the supplemental content in association with the video content using a supplemental interactive display.

[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]

Generation online e-commerce and networking system for transforming current online advertisements into user-interactive and user participated online advertisements Patent No. 10559016 

Inventor(s): James Ian Tonnison (Fort Worth, TX), Wenxuan Tonnison (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: Bond Schoeneck King, PLLC (4 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15666657 on 08/02/2017 (923 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems and programs are provided for facilitating user-participated online advertisements, including at least one of: integrating online advertisements with user incentives and displaying said online advertisements on websites, wherein said websites can be displayed on all display devices, including computers, laptops, netbooks, cell phones, hand-held devices, and the like; and providing functions for an online account to design, endorse or modify online advertisements for entities and individuals, wherein said advertisements can be customized. Such methods, systems and programs are to effectively address low membership reach rates of websites and poor online advertising response rates through computer codes to empower Internet users to control online advertisement display, and to have a say and stake in the online advertising process. These are revolutionary technologies to disrupt the traditional non-user-participated online advertising technologies, to dramatically increase Internet usage and to create a win-win situation for all parties involved.

[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): Ashish Kumar (Lewisville, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: Marin Patents LP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14843452 on 09/02/2015 (1623 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for processing and managing activation of conditional offers initiated by a buyer device and bid offer responses from multiple seller devices. The method and system of the present invention comprise a mechanism for buyer devices to request bid offers from multiple seller devices using product keywords; seller devices to provide an offer for an exact or similar product with a condition; the buyer device activating the condition by quantifying a purchase intent for completing the transaction; buyer devices may be used to review, select, accept and activate one or more bid offers by quantifying the specified purchase intent through at least one central controller consisting of a central processing unit, operating system software to run the central processing unit and data storage means to identify at least buyer devices, seller devices and transaction attributes.

[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): James A. Cloin (Arlington, TX), James Lee Fortuna (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): NCR Corporation (Atlanta, GA) Law Firm: Schwegman, Lundberg Woessner (6 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15649054 on 07/13/2017 (943 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various methods are described for facilitating closing and payment of a check. One example method may comprise performing an action with a mobile device proximate a physical location associated with the check. The method may further comprise receiving in response a location identifier associated with the physical location. Additionally, the method may comprise determining the check to be closed based at least in part on the location identifier. Another example method may comprise performing an action with a mobile device proximate a folio device. The method may further comprise receiving in response a folio device identifier associated with the folio device. Additionally, the method may comprise providing for transmission of the check information to the folio device based at least in part on the folio device identifier. Similar and related methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are also provided.

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

Inventor(s): Imed Bouazizi (Frisco, TX), Youngkwon Lim (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16155675 on 10/09/2018 (490 days app to issue)

Abstract: Method and apparatus for encoding, decoding and rendering 3D media content are provided. An apparatus for rendering three-dimensional (3D) media content includes a communication interface configured to receive a multimedia stream, and one or more processors operably coupled to the communication interface, the one or more processors configured to parse the multimedia stream into 2D video bitstreams including geometry frames and texture frames, 2D to 3D conversion metadata for rendering 3D points from 2D frames, and scene description metadata describing 6 degree of freedom (6DoF) relationships among objects in a 6DoF scene, decode the 2D video streams including geometry data and texture data to generate 2D pixel data, covert the 2D pixel data into 3D voxel data using the 2D to 3D conversion metadata; and generate the 6DoF scene from 3D voxel data using the scene description metadata.

Systems and methods for electronic ticketing, monitoring, and indicating permissive use of facilities Patent No. 10559144 

Inventor(s): Greg Spittle (Hickory Creek, TX), Phillip Howell (Frisco, TX), Sean Spittle (Hinckley, OH) Assignee(s): Level 8 IOT, LLC (Lewisville, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16156802 on 10/10/2018 (489 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for electronic ticketing, monitoring, and indicating permissive use of facilities for family entertainment centers that implement connected terminal devices or kiosks, wireless communication networks, and a plurality of electronic wearable devices. Customers perform transactions with or without a facility employee, using the wearable device as a means of identifying the patron within the facility in addition to verifying the validity of said transactions. Systems and methods provide real-time status information regarding patrons via visual indicators embedded within wearable devices, gamification of facility attractions through an embedded motion-tracking component embedded in the wearable device, and establishment of a leaderboard” that encourages further participation by calculating and prominently displaying the top-performing customers in a facility.

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

Inventor(s): Gregory E. Feldkamp (Southlake, TX) Assignee(s): Comcast Cable Communications, LLC (Philadelphia, PA) Law Firm: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15391565 on 12/27/2016 (1141 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are described for remote monitoring of a premises. A remote device may be authenticated and may be granted access to a premises management system configured to monitor a premises.

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

Inventor(s): Justin Andrew Kaiser (San Diego, CA), Robert Cresswell Kaiser (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): GOPI Corporation (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15147865 on 05/05/2016 (1377 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rigid elongated member with at least a longitudinal curvature and a cushion placed on the concave side of the member. An electronics module is disposed between the cushion and the rigid member and records information about rotation of the member. Data is captured, processed, and may be displayed on a computing device.

[G09B] EDUCATIONAL OR DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCES; APPLIANCES FOR TEACHING, OR COMMUNICATING WITH, THE BLIND, DEAF OR MUTE; MODELS; PLANETARIA; GLOBES; MAPS; DIAGRAMS

Inventor(s): Larry T. Taylor (Blue Ridge, TX), Ramin Safavi (Plano, TX), Xiaoping Zhou (Plano, TX), Zhicun Gao (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Luminator Holding LP (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16369970 on 03/29/2019 (319 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sign-monitoring system includes at least one electronic sign and a controller comprising a processor and memory. The electronic sign includes a pixel array, the pixel array including a plurality of pixels. The electronic sign further includes an embedded controller coupled to the at least one electronic sign. The embedded controller develops diagnostic information for the at least one electronic sign, the diagnostic information including information related to a number of malfunctioning pixels in the plurality of pixels. The controller is communicably coupled to the embedded controller and receives at least a portion of the diagnostic information from the embedded controller. In addition, the controller assesses the at least a portion of the diagnostic information to develop health information. The assessment involves evaluating the information related to the number of malfunctioning pixels.

[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): Dulie Reavill (Crowley, TX), Troy Frandsen (Denton, TX), William Earl Dunnigan (Garland, TX) Assignee(s): E.F. JOHNSON COMPANY (Irving, TX) Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15853492 on 12/22/2017 (781 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary land mobile radio control head and method are provided. In one embodiment, the control head has the capability to utilize halo light of the control head to implement a multi-function indicator that communicates a state of the land mobile radio. In another embodiment, the control head has the capability to provide buffer images constructed from data received from the land mobile radio into a video stream for rendering on an electroluminescent display. In another embodiment, the control head provides the capability for a user to modify a configuration stored on the land mobile radio that defines one of several display modes to be utilized in generating data for use in forming images to be rendered on an electroluminescent display.

[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): Mohammed Nabeel (Bangalore, , IN), Saket Jalan (Bangalore, , IN), Sudesh Chandra Srivastava (Bangalore, , IN) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15437253 on 02/20/2017 (1086 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, an apparatus includes: a set of control registers containing control bits for controlling circuitry coupled to receive register write enable signals and to receive input data; a memory for storing data corresponding to the control bits coupled to receive an address and a memory write enable signal; decode circuitry coupled to output the register write enable signals; a data output bus coupled to receive data from the memory but free from connections to the control registers; and a controller coupled to receive an address, coupled to output the address on an internal address bus, coupled to output a register write enable signal, and coupled to output the memory write enable signal, configured to cause data to be written to a selected control register corresponding to the address received, and to cause the data to be contemporaneously stored at a memory location corresponding to the address received.

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

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Huai-yuan Tseng (San Ramon, CA), Xiang Yang (Santa Clara, CA) Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX) Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15937420 on 03/27/2018 (686 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes a plurality of solid-state storage elements, a plurality of control lines coupled to the plurality of solid-state storage elements, and control circuitry in communication with the plurality of control lines. The control circuitry is configured to during a first phase of a control line pre-charging stage, charge one or more unselected control lines of the plurality of control lines using a regulated charging current for a period of time based at least in part on a bias variance state associated with the plurality of control lines, and during a second phase of the control line pre-charging stage, charge the one or more unselected bit lines to an inhibit voltage level using an unregulated charging current.

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

Non-volatile memory with countermeasures for select gate disturb during program pre-charge Patent No. 10559368 

Inventor(s): Xiang Yang (Santa Clara, CA) Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX) Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16056838 on 08/07/2018 (553 days app to issue)

Abstract: Program disturb is a condition that includes the unintended programming while performing a programming process for memory cells, where the program disturb can affect both memory cells and select gates in a NAND structure. During a pre-charge phase of a programming operation, a drain side select gate may be biased to a higher voltage than an adjacent word line, resulting in a disturb of the select gate due to hot-electron injection. This can raise the threshold voltage of the select gate, causing error in reading the NAND string or even making it inaccessible. To help avoid this problem, during a program pre-charge, the voltage applied to the select gate is raised in a sequence of steps, rather than driving the select gate directly to its final pre-charge voltage level.

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

System and method for in-situ programming and read operation adjustments in a non-volatile memory Patent No. 10559370 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (Fremont, CA), Huai-Yuan Tseng (San Ramon, CA), Mohan Dunga (Santa Clara, CA), Piyush Dak (San Jose, CA), Wei Zhao (Fremont, CA), Xiang Yang (Santa Clara, CA) Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15928976 on 03/22/2018 (691 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit includes a detection circuit configured to determine a capacitance delay (RC-delay) in an initial stage of a read or program operation and to adjust timing for detecting data in a subsequent stage, or portion of a stage, of the same read or programming operation. In particular, during a program operation a detection circuit may be configured to detect a pre-charge time for a bit line and adjust a timing of subsequent verify stages of the bit line during the same program operation based on the detected pre-charge time. Additionally, a word line circuit may be configured to detect a pre-charge time for a word line during an initial stage of a read operation and adjust read timing for a subsequent portion of the same read stage, or subsequent read stage of the read operation based on the detected word line pre-charge time.

[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): Sarmila Bose (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 14971932 on 12/16/2015 (1518 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a bulk migration tool are disclosed. The method receives a request for performing a bulk migration from a first network component to a second network component, extracts for the bulk migration a configuration from the first network component, generates for the bulk migration, a configuration for the second network component in a configuration language of the second network component in accordance with the configuration extracted from the first network component, configures the second network component with the configuration that is generated, issues an order for performing the bulk migration, wherein the bulk migration is to be performed during a cutover schedule, determines whether the particular bulk migration is performed successfully, activates the configuration for the second network component, when the bulk migration is performed successfully, and deactivates the configurations for the first network component, when the bulk migration is performed successfully.

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

Inventor(s): Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison, TX), Daniel Lee Revier (Addison, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15800009 on 10/31/2017 (833 days app to issue)

Abstract: An encapsulated package is provided that includes an integrated circuit (IC) die. An encapsulation material encapsulates the IC die. A set of broadband spectral sensors on the IC die are configured to generate a set of signals in response to electromagnetic energy received by the spectral sensors. A photonic filter structure within the encapsulation material is positioned adjacent the set of spectral sensors. The photonic filter structure is configured to pass a different frequency band of electromagnetic energy to each of the set of spectral sensors.

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

Inventor(s): Falong Li (Shanghai, , CN), Sihua Wen (Shanghai, , CN) Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16250722 on 01/17/2019 (390 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for dynamically monitoring a capacity of a battery includes estimating a first voltage threshold of the battery that is being discharged, wherein the first voltage threshold corresponds to a low capacity of the battery, and measuring a present voltage and a present current of the discharging battery. The method further includes re-scaling the present current based on the estimated first voltage threshold and the measured present voltage of the discharging battery, and calculating, based on re-scaling the measured present current, the battery”s capacity before the present voltage level decreases below the first voltage threshold.

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

Inventor(s): Charles King (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): L3Harris Technologies, Inc. (Melbourne, FL) Law Firm: Condo Roccia Koptiw LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15637878 on 06/29/2017 (957 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for sandbox based internet isolation system in a trusted network. A networked computer system may include a trusted local area network (LAN) and at least one host computer system connected to the trusted LAN. The host computer system may include a host-based firewall, an operating system, a first memory space, and a second memory space. The host-based firewall may be configured to prevent unauthorized communication between the host computer system and one or more other devices on the trusted LAN. The second memory space may be configured to enable storage and/or operation of one or more applications and/or processes associated with a sandboxed computing environment. The host computer system may include a sandbox firewall that enforces a separation of the first and second memory spaces.

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

Inventor(s): Younsung Choi (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 14692017 on 04/21/2015 (1757 days app to issue)

Abstract: A p-type metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (PFET) includes a p-type silicon substrate and an n-type well formed in the p-type silicon substrate. The PFET also comprises a p-type source formed in the n-type well, a p-type drain formed in the n-type well, and dual pockets implanted in the n-type well and coupled to the source and drain. The dual pockets comprise a first pocket with first arsenic n-type dopants and a second pocket with second arsenic n-type dopants.

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

Inventor(s): Rongwei Zhang (Plano, TX), Sadia Naseem (Dallas, TX), Vikas Gupta (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16133117 on 09/17/2018 (512 days app to issue)

Abstract: A packaged semiconductor device includes a leadframe (LF) having a plurality of laminate-supporting pedestals. A cured first die attach (DA) material is on an outer edge of the pedestals being an ultraviolet (UV)-curing DA material having a photoinitiator or a cured B-stage DA material. A cured thermally-curing DA material is on an area of the pedestals not occupied by the UV-curing DA material. A laminate component having bond pads on a top side is mounted top side up on the plurality of pedestals.

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

Three-dimensional memory device containing source contact to bottom of vertical channels and method of making the same Patent No. 10559582 

Inventor(s): Masanori Tsutsumi (Yokkaichi, , JP), Masatoshi Nishikawa (Yokkaichi, , JP), Shinsuke Yada (Yokkaichi, , JP) Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX) Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15997194 on 06/04/2018 (617 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes source-level material layers located over a substrate, the source-level material layers containing a source contact layer, an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over the substrate-level material layers, memory stack structures extending through the alternating stack, such that each of the memory stack structures includes a memory film and a vertical semiconductor channel having a bottom surface that contacts a respective horizontal surface of the source contact layer, and dielectric pillar structures embedded within the substrate-level material layers and located between the memory stack structures.

[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 flat inverse NAND memory device and method of making the same Patent No. 10559588 

Inventor(s): James Kai (Santa Clara, CA), Yangyin Chen (Leuven, , BE), Yingda Dong (San Jose, CA) Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX) Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15971525 on 05/04/2018 (648 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes alternating stacks of insulating strips and electrically conductive strips laterally spaced apart among one another by line trenches and a two-dimensional array of memory stack structures and a two-dimensional array of dielectric pillar structures located in the line trenches. Each line trench is filled with laterally alternating sequence of memory stack structures and dielectric pillar structures. Each memory stack structure contains a vertical semiconductor channel, a pair of blocking dielectrics contacting outer sidewalls of the vertical semiconductor channel, a pair of charge storage layers contacting outer sidewalls of the pair of blocking dielectrics, and a pair of tunneling dielectrics contacting outer sidewalls of the pair of charge storage layers.

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

Inventor(s): He Lin (Frisco, TX), Jiao Jia (Chengdu, , CN), Manoj Jain (Plano, TX), Yunlong Liu (Chengdu, , CN), Zhipeng Feng (Sichuan, , CN) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16028862 on 07/06/2018 (585 days app to issue)

Abstract: A trench capacitor includes a plurality of trenches in a doped semiconductor surface layer of a substrate. At least one dielectric layer lines a surface of the plurality of trenches. A second polysilicon layer that is doped is on a first polysilicon layer that is on the dielectric layer which fills the plurality of trenches. The second polysilicon layer has a higher doping level as compared to the first polysilicon layer.

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

Inventor(s): Edward A. Beam, III (Plano, TX), Jinqiao Xie (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC) Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16410282 on 05/13/2019 (274 days app to issue)

Abstract: A field-effect transistor having a transconductance (gm) that remains within 65% of a maximum gm value over at least 85% of a gate voltage range that transitions the field-effect transistor between an on-state that allows substantial current flow through the channel layer and an off-state that prevents substantial current flow through the channel layer is disclosed. The field-effect transistor includes a substrate and a channel layer having a proximal boundary relative to the substrate and a distal boundary relative to the substrate. The channel layer is disposed over the substrate and comprises a compound semiconductor material that includes at least one element having a concentration that is graded between the proximal boundary and the distal boundary.

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

Inventor(s): Sameer Pendharkar (Allen, TX), Seetharaman Sridhar (Richardson, TX), Sunglyong Kim (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15850854 on 12/21/2017 (782 days app to issue)

Abstract: A lateral junction diode device includes a substrate having at least a semiconductor surface layer. A depletion-mode LDMOS device is in the semiconductor surface layer including a source, drain, and a gate above a gate dielectric, and a channel region under the gate on the gate dielectric. A drift region is between the channel region and the drain, wherein the drain also provides a cathode for the lateral junction diode device. An embedded diode includes a second cathode and an anode that is shared with the device. The embedded diode is junction isolated by an isolation region located between the anode and the source. The anode and isolation region are directly connected to the gate and the second cathode is directly connected to the source.

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

Inventor(s): James F. Corum (Morgantown, WV), Jerry A. Lomax (Katy, TX), Kenneth L. Corum (Plymouth, NH), Timothy J. Lougheed, Jr. (Midlothian, TX) Assignee(s): CPG TECHNOLOGIES, INC (Italy, TX) Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 15909632 on 03/01/2018 (712 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is an exemplary guided surface waveguide probe. In one embodiment, the guided surface waveguide probe comprises a charge terminal elevated to a height above the lossy conducting medium; a support structure that supports the charge terminal; an internal coil that is supported within the support structure and is coupled to an excitation source; a conductive tube having a first end conductively coupled to the at least one section of internal coil, wherein a second end of the conductive tube extends vertically towards and is electrically coupled to the charge terminal; at least one sensor electrically coupled to the charge terminal or the internal coil, wherein the at least one sensor measures an operational parameter of the guided surface waveguide probe; and a non-conductive channel connected to the at least one sensor by which data associated with the operational parameter is communicated.

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

Inventor(s): James F. Corum (Morgantown, WV), Kenneth L. Corum (Plymouth, NH) Assignee(s): CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Italy, TX) Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 15902378 on 02/22/2018 (719 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for eliminating or minimizing atmospheric discharge within the internal phasing coil of the guided surface waveguide probe. A guided surface waveguide probe comprises a charge terminal elevated over a lossy conducting medium. The shape of the charge terminal is designed to minimize atmospheric discharge. A top portion of a coil being configured to provide a voltage to the charge terminal with a phase delay that matches a wave tilt angle associated with a complex Brewster angle of incidence associated with the lossy conducting medium is recessed within a hollow region of the charge terminal.

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

Inventor(s): Ioannis Tzanidis (Dallas, TX), James Vandenheuvel (Mckinney, TX), Mitchell Johnson (Mckinney, TX), Zhouyue Pi (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd (, , KR) Law Firm: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C. (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15326931 on 07/08/2015 (1679 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electronic device according to various embodiments of the present invention may comprise: a body which is made of a conductive material and has both ends curvedly extending to be adjacent to each other so as to have a loop shape; a communication module arranged on the body; a feeding line which extends from the communication module and is arranged to cross a gap between both ends of the body; and at least one connection terminal for connecting the feeding line to the body, wherein the body can receive a feeding signal from the communication module through the feeding line, and transmit/receive a wireless signal. The above-mentioned electronic device can be implemented variously according to embodiments.

Inventor(s): Serguei Matitsine (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): MATSING, INC. (Irvine, CA) Law Firm: Fish IP Law, LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16422628 on 05/24/2019 (263 days app to issue)

Abstract: A radio frequency antenna array uses multiple lenses, and mechanically movable elements, to provide ground-based and sky-based coverage for multiple object communication and tracking. The antenna array includes at least two spherical lenses, where each spherical lens has at least two associated RF elements. A third lens is added, along with at least two additional RF elements to narrow and track the overlapped beams from the first and second lenses. Each lens also includes a sub-controller configured to adjust a phase of the signals produced by the RF elements. The antenna includes a control mechanism configured to enable a user to move the RF elements along their respective tracks, and automatically configure the phase shifter to modify a phase of the output signals from the elements based on the relative positions between the RF elements. The overlapped beams track independent targets, such as satellites, across an area.

Inventor(s): James F. Corum (Morgantown, WV), Joseph F. Pinzone (Cornelius, NC), Kenneth L. Corum (Plymouth, NH), Stephen W. Wilson (Waxahachie, TX) Assignee(s): CPG Technologies, LLC (Italy, TX) Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 15259565 on 09/08/2016 (1251 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for preventing theft of energy transmitted as a guided surface wave along the surface of a terrestrial medium, by pulsing the transmitted energy and protecting authorized devices from the pulse. In one embodiment, a guided surface wave receive structure is configured to obtain electrical energy from a guided surface wave. An electrical load coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure. The electrical load is experienced as a load at an excitation source coupled to a guided surface waveguide probe that is generating the guided surface wave with an electrical field strength that may be selectively increased. A pulse protection circuit is employed to selectively protect the electrical load from an increase in electrical energy received by the guided surface wave receive structure when the electrical field strength is selectively increased, while unprotected circuits may be damaged or disrupted by the pulse.

Inventor(s): Peter Najar, Jr. (Arlington, TX), Thomas W. Hawkins (Arlington, TX) Assignee(s): SIEMENS INDUSTY, INC. (Alpharetta, GA) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16118040 on 08/30/2018 (530 days app to issue)

Abstract: A power distribution assembly includes a first conductor having a first conductor end and a first shape in cross-section and a second conductor having a second conductor end and a second shape in cross-section. A splice couples the first conductor end to the second conductor end. An insulative boot has a first opening of the first shape, wherein the insulative boot encompasses the first conductor end. The insulative boot also has a second opening having the second shape, wherein the second opening encompasses the second conductor end. The insulative boot has a cavity between the first end and the second end, wherein the cavity is configured to encompass the splice.

[H02B] BOARDS, SUBSTATIONS, OR SWITCHING ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SUPPLY OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER (basic electric elements, their assembly, including the mounting in enclosures or on bases, or the mounting of covers thereon, see the subclasses for such elements, e.g. transformers H01F, switches, fuses H01H, line connectors H01R; installation of electric cables or lines, or of combined optical and electric cables or lines, or other conductors for supply or distribution H02G)

Inventor(s): Chad Lee German (Haslet, TX), Cynthia Cantu Martinez (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): Corning Optical Communications LLC (Charlotte, NC) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15593841 on 05/12/2017 (1005 days app to issue)

Abstract: A protective apparatus for telecommunication lines includes a mounting frame, a transition platform coupled to the mounting frame, and a protective skirt that is coupleable to the mounting frame. The mounting frame includes at least one sidewall having a sidewall opening to allow passage of a telecommunication line. The transition platform includes an opening to allow passage of the telecommunication line to an adjacent telecommunications terminal. The protective skirt includes a cutout corresponding in shape to the sidewall. The mounting frame, the transition platform and the protective skirt define an internal space when the protective skirt is coupled to the mounting frame. The telecommunications lines enter and exit the internal space by passing through the openings in the sidewalls, thus permitting removal of the protective skirt without the need to remove some or all of the telecommunications lines from the mounting frame or the telecommunications terminal.

[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)

Setting operating points for circuits in an integrated circuit chip using an integrated voltage regulator power loss model Patent No. 10560022 

Inventor(s): Wei Huang (Frisco, TX) Assignee(s): ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC. (Santa Clara, CA) Law Firm: Park, Vaughan, Fleming Dowler LLP (4 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16440838 on 06/13/2019 (243 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes an integrated circuit chip with a set of circuits having two or more subsets of circuits; an external voltage regulator separate from the integrated circuit chip; two or more integrated voltage regulators on the integrated circuit chip that each provide an input voltage to a respective subset of the circuits; and a controller. The controller determines, using an integrated voltage regulator power loss model, an electrical power loss for the integrated voltage regulators for a first combination of operating points for the subsets of the circuits. The controller then determines, based on the electrical power loss, a second combination of operating points for the subsets of the circuits that includes an adjustment to an operating point for at least one of the subsets of the circuits that compensates for an electrical power loss of the corresponding integrated voltage regulator. The controller sets an operating point of each of the subsets of the circuits based on the second combination of operating points.

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

Inventor(s): Dattatreya Baragur Suryanarayana (Bangalore, , IN), Kuang-Yao Cheng (Bedford, NH), Naga Venkata Prasadu Mangina (Bangalore, , IN), Nancy Zhang (Westford, MA), Preetam Tadeparthy (Bangalore, , IN), Wenkai Wu (East Greenwich, RI) Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15849504 on 12/20/2017 (783 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit for a multi-phase power regulator including a power stage with a first phase and a second phase, the circuit including phase management circuitry coupled to the first phase and the second phase to control the first phase and the second phase, a first comparator coupled to an output of the multi-phase power regulator to compare a value of the output of the multi-phase power regulator to a first threshold value to produce a first comparison result, and phase shedding circuitry coupled to the first comparator and the phase management circuitry to control the phase management circuitry to activate or deactivate the second phase based at least partially on the first comparison result.

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

Inventor(s): Bharath Karthik Vasan (Tucson, AZ), Martijn Snoeij (Erding, , DE), Srinivas K. Pulijala (Tucson, AZ), Steven G. Brantley (Satellite Beach, FL) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16555206 on 08/29/2019 (166 days app to issue)

Abstract: In examples, a system comprises a differential amplifier coupled to a parasitic capacitor positioned between a first node and a first reference voltage source. The system comprises a buffer amplifier having an input terminal and an output terminal, the input terminal coupled to the first node and the output terminal coupled to a cancellation capacitor. The system includes a controlled current source coupled to the first node and the input terminal, the controlled current source coupled to a second reference voltage source. The system comprises a current sense circuit coupled to the cancellation capacitor and the second reference voltage source.

[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): Abhijit Kumar Das (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16291550 on 03/04/2019 (344 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes an oscillator comprising a first switch, a current source, a capacitor, and a comparator, the capacitor and the comparator coupled at a node. The system includes one or more delay buffers coupled to the comparator. The system includes a first inverter coupled to the one or more delay buffers. The system includes a first buffer coupled to the one or more delay buffers. The system includes a first coupling capacitor coupled to the first inverter and the first buffer via second and third switches, respectively. The system includes a second inverter coupled to the one or more delay buffers. The system includes a second buffer coupled to the one or more delay buffers. The system includes a second coupling capacitor coupled to the second inverter and the second buffer via fourth and fifth switches, respectively. The first and second coupling capacitors are coupled to the oscillator.

[H03B] GENERATION OF OSCILLATIONS, DIRECTLY OR BY FREQUENCY-CHANGING, BY CIRCUITS EMPLOYING ACTIVE ELEMENTS WHICH OPERATE IN A NON-SWITCHING MANNER; GENERATION OF NOISE BY SUCH CIRCUITS (generators specially adapted for electrophonic musical instruments G10H; masers or lasers H01S; generation of oscillations in plasma H05H)

Inventor(s): David F. Swanson (Belleville, MI), Giovanni Luca Torrisi (Catania, , IT), Laurent Chevalier (Grenoble, , FR), Vanni Poletto (Milan, , IT) Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX) Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16274844 on 02/13/2019 (363 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit for controlling a first plurality of transistors connected in parallel and a second plurality of transistors connected in parallel, includes: a first plurality of stages, a respective one of the first plurality of stages being configured to supply a first control signal to a respective one of the first plurality of transistors; and a second plurality of stages, a respective one of the second plurality of stages being configured to supply a second control signal to a respective one of the second plurality of transistors. An output current of the respective one of the first plurality of stages is regulated based on a difference between a first value representative of a sum of output currents of each stage of the first plurality of stages and a second value representative of a sum of set points assigned to the first plurality of stages.

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

Inventor(s): Simon Jacques Damphousse (Bellevue, WA) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15971808 on 05/04/2018 (648 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit includes phase locked loop (PLL) circuitry, voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) circuitry, and interface circuitry. The PLL circuitry includes a reference signal input terminal, a reference frequency divider circuit, a reference signal output terminal, a switch, a phase detector, a charge pump, and a control voltage output terminal. The reference frequency divider circuit is coupled to the reference signal input terminal. The switch is coupled to the reference frequency divider circuit and to the reference signal output terminal. The switch is configured to switchably connect the reference frequency divider circuit to the reference signal output terminal. The VCO circuitry includes a control voltage input terminal, a VCO, calibration circuitry, and a calibration input/output (I/O) terminal. The VCO is coupled to the control voltage input terminal. The calibration circuitry is coupled to the VCO. The calibration I/O terminal is coupled to the calibration circuitry.

[H03L] AUTOMATIC CONTROL, STARTING, SYNCHRONISATION, OR STABILISATION OF GENERATORS OF ELECTRONIC OSCILLATIONS OR PULSES (of dynamo-electric generators H02P) [3]

Inventor(s): Bernhard Wolfgang Ruck (Freising, , DE), Rudiger Kuhn (Freising, , DE), Thomas Fuchs (Munich, , DE) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16374145 on 04/03/2019 (314 days app to issue)

Abstract: An analog-to-digital converter (ADC) includes a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) that has a configurable capacitor array. Based on measurements of differential nonlinearity (DNL) and/or integral nonlinearity (INL) error by an external test computer system, an order for use of the DAC”s capacitors can be determined so as to reduce DNL error aggregation, also called INL. The DAC includes a switch matrix that can be programmed by programming data supplied by the test computer system.

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

Inventor(s): James F. Corum (Morgantown, WV), James M. Salvitti, Jr. (Fort Worth, TX), Jerry A. Lomax (Katy, TX), Kenneth L. Corum (Plymouth, NH), Timothy J. Lougheed, Jr. (Midlothian, TX) Assignee(s): CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Italy, TX) Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 15902373 on 02/22/2018 (719 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for controlling the operation of a guided surface waveguide probe. A control system coupled to the guided surface waveguide probe can monitor and control the guided surface waveguide probe and one or more subsystems associated with the guided surface waveguide probe. Based on data collected from the guided surface waveguide probe and/or the various subsystems, the control system can adjust the operation of the guided surface waveguide probe. Human operators can interact with the control system at a location outside of a safety perimeter surrounding the guided surface waveguide probe.

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

Inventor(s): Abhijeeth Aarey Premanath (Allen, TX), Dejan Radic (Plano, TX), Lokesh Kumar Gupta (Bengaluru, , IN), Mark Edward Wentroble (Plano, TX), Maxwell Guy Robertson (Dallas, TX), Richard Edwin Hubbard (Allen, TX), Roland Sperlich Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15854583 on 12/26/2017 (777 days app to issue)

Abstract: Two CAN bus transceivers utilized in a single integrated circuit package with the CAN bus connections between the two transceivers being inverted. Thus, one transceiver is connected to the CAN bus high and low lines while the other transceiver is connected to the CAN bus low and high lines. Both transceivers power up in a standby condition and each transceiver is monitoring for wake up signals on the CAN bus. The transceiver that is correctly connected to the CAN bus detects wake up signals. When the wake up signals are detected at that transceiver, that transceiver is brought to full operating state and the other transceiver is placed in a full standby condition. Additional input resistance is provided with each transceiver to maintain the proper input resistance for the integrated circuit.

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

Inventor(s): Haoyu Song (San Jose, CA) Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15807030 on 11/08/2017 (825 days app to issue)

Abstract: A router in a network receives a data packet to be transmitted to a receiver and obtains packet latency information identifying a time by which the packet is to be delivered to the receiver. The router then adds the packet to a push-in first-out (PIFO) queue in the router. The router pushes the packet into the PIFO queue as a function of the packet latency information and latency information of other packets in the PIFO queue.

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

Inventor(s): Amritpal Singh Mundra (Allen, TX), Brian J. Karguth (Van Alstyne, TX), Charles Fuoco (Allen, TX), Kai Chirca (Dallas, TX), Timothy Anderson (University Park, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15679307 on 08/17/2017 (908 days app to issue)

Abstract: A flexible hybrid firewall architecture that allows a mix of firewalls at end points in front of a target and at the initiator points. Groups of Priv-IDs may be created where each group is isolated from other worlds, with all firewalls controlled by a device management and security module.

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

Inventor(s): David Woody (Allen, TX), Stephen Hodge (Aubrey, TX) Assignee(s): Global Tel*Link Corporation (Reston, VA) Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C. (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16175202 on 10/30/2018 (469 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for secure electronic message exchange including coupling a control platform to a workstation of a plurality of workstations via a communications medium, where the control platform includes one or more apparatuses for monitoring, controlling, conversion, and billing, related to messages exchanged between a plurality of local users and a plurality of remote users. The system prevents forwarding or copying of a message sent by a local user of the plurality of local users and received by a remote user of the plurality of remote users, to another party by the control platform. The system and method also provides for authenticating the remote user with the control platform.

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

Browser application selection and navigation operations in a co-browsing environment Patent No. 10560492 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15181816 on 06/14/2016 (1337 days app to issue)

Abstract: Sharing data with various user devices may be performed by receiving a request from a first user device to connect to a session with a live web page collaboration application managed by a proxy server, loading a data presentation via a master page of a master application operated by the proxy server, receiving at least one co-browsing request from at least one other user device, authorizing the at least one co-browsing request, and providing live data from the data presentation to the first user device and the at least one other user device actively participating in the session.

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

Location-based controls for remote visitation in controlled-environment facilities Patent No. 10560497 

Inventor(s): Matthew Richard Smith (McKinney, TX) Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX) Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15719840 on 09/29/2017 (865 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for developing, deploying, and/or providing location-based controls for remote visitation in controlled-environment facilities are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method may include identifying a request to establish a visitation session between a resident and a non-resident of a controlled-environment facility, wherein the visitation session includes at least one of: a voice or a video call, and wherein the non-resident operates a mobile device; receiving spacial information of the mobile device; and applying a rule to the visitation session based upon the spacial information.

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

Inventor(s): Haoyu Song (San Jose, CA) Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15972770 on 05/07/2018 (645 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for sending network management information in a network. A source edge node modifies data packets by encapsulating an operations, administration and maintenance (OAM) header in a select number of the data packets. The OAM header includes a data type bitmap and a node data list. A valid node bitmap is inserted into the OAM header prior to the node data list, and each bit in the valid node bitmap identifies whether one or more nodes in the network add data to the OAM header. A valid data bitmap is then added into the OAM header for each of the one or more nodes identified as adding data to the OAM header. The valid data bitmap indicates types of data items available at the node. Subsequently, the edge node issues the select data packets to the one or more nodes identified in the OAM header.

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

Inventor(s): Kulvir S. Bhogal (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16214092 on 12/09/2018 (429 days app to issue)

Abstract: An indication is received, from a content viewing device used by a remote viewer, that specifies a video content sub-area of interest within streamed video content viewed by the remote viewer. Original video content outside of the video content sub-area of interest is designated as a region not of interest (RNOI) within the streamed video content. A transmission rate of image changes of the original video content within the RNOI is reduced within the streamed video content. Image disparity between the video content sub-area of interest and the RNOI is reduced by continuing to transmit the image changes of the original video content within the RNOI at the reduced transmission rate. Bandwidth consumed to transmit the streamed video content is reduced in relation to the reduced transmission rate of the image changes of the original video content within the RNOI.

Inventor(s): Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA) Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16266421 on 02/04/2019 (372 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for transferring data using optimized short message transport includes receiving at a first network node an attach request message. The attach request message includes short-message data. The first network node receives from a second network node a short-message data response message. The short-message data response message includes at least one of an address for a short message service center, an indication that indicates no mobile-terminated message is pending for the UE, or a short-message entity destination address.

Method and apparatus for uplink beam management in next generation wireless systems Patent No. 10560851 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Li Guo (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15867346 on 01/10/2018 (762 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of a user equipment (UE) for beam management in a wireless communication system is provided. The method comprises receiving, from a base station (BS), a downlink message comprising configuration information that includes a direction of Tx beam and a pattern of the beam sweeping of a set of transmit (Tx) beams for sounding reference signals (SRSs); determining information comprising the direction of the Tx beam and the pattern of the beam sweeping of the set of Tx beams; and transmitting, to the BS, an uplink message including a number of the SRSs for the beam management of the set of Tx beams in accordance with the configuration information.

Inventor(s): Hao Bi (Lake Zurich, IL), Yishen Sun (Potomac, MD) Assignee(s): FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15803489 on 11/03/2017 (830 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for reporting channel condition includes receiving an initial configuration identifying a group of assessment devices, and determining a channel condition for each communications channel between one of the assessment devices and the transmission point. The method also includes comparing each of the channel conditions with a first threshold, and transmitting a report to a network entity if at least one of the channel conditions meets the first threshold.

Method and system for managing wireless connectivity in a communication system Patent No. 10560877 

Inventor(s): Thomas Keathley (Dallas, TX), Tony Wong (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA), ATT Mobility II LLC (Atlanta, GA), Interwise, Ltd. (Airport, , IL) Law Firm: Guntin Gust, PLC (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16422307 on 05/24/2019 (263 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method, including applying a voice quality model to network performance information associated with a voice over internet protocol call session to generate a measure of voice quality associated with a first wireless radio access network wirelessly coupling a mobile device and a communication network, detecting a trigger condition for a measurement reporting according to the measure of voice quality, a first signal of the first wireless radio access network, and a second signal of a second wireless radio access network, and detecting a trigger condition for a measurement report according to the measure of voice quality, a first signal of the first network, and a second signal of a network. The measurement report can be transmitted to the first wireless radio access network responsive to detecting the trigger condition for the measurement reporting. Other embodiments are disclosed.

Inventor(s): Noun Choi (Flower Mound, TX) Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, Ontario, , CA) Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 13780674 on 02/28/2013 (2539 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for mobility management, load management, sharing management and configuration update and setup in a mobile network having a first radio access technology node and a second radio access technology node, the first radio access technology node and the second radio access technology node communicating over a backhaul interface. In one aspect the method detects, at the first radio access technology node, that a handover for a user equipment to a new node is required; provides, from the first radio access technology node, handover information to the second radio access technology node over the backhaul interface; and performs the handover of the user equipment from the first radio access technology node to the new node.

Inventor(s): Brian Classon (Palatine, IL), Deping Liu (Schaumburg, IL), Philippe Sartori (Plainfield, IL), Qiang Li (Beijing, , CN) Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 14530269 on 10/31/2014 (1929 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for including a base station that configures a first user equipment (UE) that is in a radio resource control connected state with the base station. The UE is configured to be a synchronization source and transmit a first device-to-device synchronization signal (D2DSS) by using a synchronization resource that comprises a time resource, a frequency resource or a time and frequency resource. The base station instructs the first UE to transmit the first D2DSS using the synchronization resource. The base station signals the UE to configure the UE separately from the signal to transmit the D2DSS, and both of the signals are performed with radio resource control signaling from the base station to the UE.

Inventor(s): Ariton E. Xhafa (Plano, TX), Il Han Kim (Allen, TX), Jianwei Zhou (Allen, TX), Kaichien Tsai (Allen, TX), Xiaolin Lu (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMETNS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15703700 on 09/13/2017 (881 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network includes a plurality of parent nodes to communicate in a wireless network via a wireless network protocol. A network node establishes a network connection to one of the parent nodes of the plurality of parent nodes in response to received beacons from the parent nodes. A signal analyzer in the network node processes a received signal strength of the beacons and the number of beacons received over a given time period from each of the parent nodes. The signal analyzer selects the parent node by analyzing the received signal strength for a number of beacons received from each parent node with respect to a number of expected beacons transmitted from each parent node of the plurality of parent nodes over the given time period.

Inventor(s): Jody Stein (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: Gottlieb, Rackman Reisman, P.C. (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 29637027 on 02/13/2018 (728 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Jody Stein (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: Gottlieb, Rackman Reisman, P.C. (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 29667241 on 10/19/2018 (480 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Huang Xiaohong (Ningbo, , CN), Jimmy Prieto (Grand Prairie, TX) Assignee(s): Alliance Sports Group, L.P. (Grand Prairie, TX) Law Firm: Thorpe North Western LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 29660452 on 08/21/2018 (539 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove, TX), Kent Poteet (Lucas, TX), Terry Soward (Van Alstyne, TX) Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 29661302 on 08/27/2018 (533 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Thomas G. Stephens (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 29526302 on 05/07/2015 (1741 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Mark Cuban (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Motionloft, Inc. (San Francisco, CA) Law Firm: Hogan Lovells US LLP (9 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 29605507 on 05/26/2017 (991 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Adam Cole Ewing (McKinney, TX), Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett, TX) Assignee(s): TRAXXAS LP (McKinney, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 29632885 on 01/10/2018 (762 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Clifton Loyd Wilson (Arlington, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Law Firm: Law Office of Sam Sokhansanj PLLC (Local + 690 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 29664565 on 09/26/2018 (503 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Robert Paul Luoma, II (Colleyville, TX) Assignee(s): Abbott Laboratories (Abbott Park, IL) Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 29640810 on 03/16/2018 (697 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Bradley Weston (Frisco, TX), Brian Ochranek (Southlake, TX), Cheryl L. Davidson (Southlake, TX), Robert Paul Luoma, II (Colleyville, TX) Assignee(s): Abbott Laboratories (Abbott Park, IL) Law Firm: Hanley, Flight Zimmerman, LLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 29640815 on 03/16/2018 (697 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Huang Xiaohong (Ningbo, , CN), Jimmy Prieto (Grand Prairie, TX) Assignee(s): Alliance Sports Group, L.P. (Grand Prairie, TX) Law Firm: Thorpe North Western LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 29660446 on 08/21/2018 (539 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Chen Kong Fu (Guangdong, , CN) Assignee(s): RAZ Imports, Inc. (Arlington, TX) Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 29636710 on 02/09/2018 (732 days app to issue)

Inventor(s): Christopher Terpstra (Frisco, TX), Ernest Matthew Chavana, Jr. (Villa Ridge, MO), Jan Valentic (Plano, TX), Richard Foster (Powell, OH), Stanley Anderson (Fenton, MO), Xintao Ma (Suzhou, , CN) Assignee(s): RUG DOCTOR, LLC (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Hauptman Ham, LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 29625426 on 11/09/2017 (824 days app to issue)

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