85 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 8 » Dallas Innovates

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). 

85 patents granted    
Ranked No. 10 
in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES  3
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING     13
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY       1
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS           1
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING  6
G: PHYSICS        31
H: ELECTRICITY   26

DESIGN: 4


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas)     10
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR)          4
SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison)         4
Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano)         3
Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)  3
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano)          3
CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)          2
Bank of America Corp. (Charlotte, NC)      2
Magic Leap, Inc. (Plantation, FL)   2


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Hongbo Si (Plano)           2
Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton)          2
Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA)        2
Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine)           2
Steven Craig Bartling (Plano)        2
Young-Han Nam (Plano)  2


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UTILITY PATENTS

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Disposable or reusable paint applicator protector
Patent No. 11241086 

Inventor(s): Derek Sholeen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Paint Poncho, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15530789 on 02/28/2017 (1806 days app to issue)

Abstract: All sides of the covering are sealed except one. The width of the protector may narrow from the open end to the closed end. A casing is at the open end. An elastic cord is threaded through a small hole in the outer side of the casing, through the casing, and out of the hole. A lock is attached to the exposed portion of the elastic cord. The elastic cord and lock allow the user to adjust the seal that fits, or works, best for each painting tool. The improved protector is convenient to use, secure, and inexpensive. The cover is reusable or disposable, at the option of the user. Other embodiments are described and shown.

[A46B] BRUSHES (handles not integral with brushware B25G)


Central supervision station system for Progressive Lens Simulators
Patent No. 11241151 

Inventor(s): Gergely T. Zimanyi (Berkeley, CA)
Assignee(s): Neurolens, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16294970 on 03/07/2019 (1069 days app to issue)

Abstract: A Progressive Lens Simulator comprises an Eye Tracker, for tracking an eye axis direction to determine a gaze distance, an Off-Axis Progressive Lens Simulator, for generating an Off-Axis progressive lens simulation; and an Axial Power-Distance Simulator, for simulating a progressive lens power in the eye axis direction. The Progressive Lens Simulator can alternatively include an Integrated Progressive Lens Simulator, for creating a Comprehensive Progressive Lens Simulation. The Progressive Lens Simulator can be Head-mounted. A Guided Lens Design Exploration System for the Progressive Lens Simulator can include a Progressive Lens Simulator, a Feedback-Control Interface, and a Progressive Lens Design processor, to generate a modified progressive lens simulation for the patient after a guided modification of the progressive lens design. A Deep Learning Method for an Artificial Intelligence Engine can be used for a Progressive Lens Design Processor. Embodiments include a multi-station system of Progressive Lens Simulators and a Central Supervision Station.

[A61B] DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (analysing biological material G01N, e.g. G01N 33/48)


Methods to enhance a non-surgical medical treatment
Patent No. 11241405 

Inventor(s): Frank Murdock (Dallas, TX), Rodney James Rohrich (Dallas, TX), W. Paul Stewart (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Anti-Plasmin Technologies, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16576585 on 09/19/2019 (873 days app to issue)

Abstract: In an embodiment, the present disclosure relates to a method to enhance a non-surgical medical treatment, the method including applying a composition having an antifibrinolytic agent to an area of skin for non-surgical medical treatment, where the applying is at least one of before, during, and after the non-surgical medical treatment, beginning the non-surgical medical treatment to the area of skin, and continuing the non-surgical medical treatment until the non-surgical medical treatment is completed. In some embodiments, the antifibrinolytic agent is tranexamic acid at a concentration of about 20% (w/v). In some embodiments, the method further includes minimizing, by the antifibrinolytic agent, bruising caused by the non-surgical medical treatment. In an additional embodiment, the present disclosure relates to a composition to enhance a non-surgical medical treatment, the composition having an antifibrinolytic agent. In a further embodiment, the present disclosure relates to a kit having a carrier and an antifibrinolytic agent.

[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)


 

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

Clear sprayable sealant for aircraft parts and assemblies
Patent No. 11241703 

Inventor(s): Chad Knight (Dodd City, TX), Jeff Busby (Millsap, TX), Kent Boomer (Aledo, TX), Michael Dry (Fort Worth, TX), Peter Sibello (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): THE PATENT WELL, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16717784 on 12/17/2019 (784 days app to issue)

Abstract: Applicant discloses a two part polymer mix for use in the aircraft industry that is applied with pneumatic mix and spray gun. The two part cartridge is used in the mix and spray gun so the mix is applied immediately upon mixing, but the two components are kept separated unless the gun is applying the mix. The mix cures to form a clear sealant that allows for inspection of cracks and corrosion beneath the sealant. It cures quickly so that the coated part may be further processed, for example in the assembly line during aircraft build.

[B05D] PROCESSES FOR APPLYING LIQUIDS OR OTHER FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL (conveying articles or workpieces through baths of liquid B65G, e.g. B65G 49/02) [2]


Sensor cleaning system and sensor cleaning method for vehicle
Patent No. 11241721 

Inventor(s): Chase Violetta (Milan, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16601857 on 10/15/2019 (847 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for cleaning vehicle sensors are disclosed that optimize sensor cleaning fluid usage. An exemplary vehicle sensor cleaning system includes a sensor cleaning fluid delivery system that delivers sensor cleaning fluid to a sensor of a vehicle and a sensor cleaning control system in communication with the sensor cleaning fluid delivery system. The sensor cleaning control system determines a target cleanliness level for the sensor based on sensor cleaning data associated with the sensor. The target cleanliness level is less than a maximum cleanliness level indicating indicates a contaminate-free sensor. The sensor cleaning control system further monitors a cleanliness level of the sensor and initiates a sensor cleaning operation when the cleanliness level of the sensor is less than an operational cleanliness threshold, such that the sensor cleaning fluid delivery system delivers sensor cleaning fluid to the sensor to clean the sensor to the target cleanliness level.

[B08B] CLEANING IN GENERAL; PREVENTION OF FOULING IN GENERAL (brushes A46; devices for domestic or like cleaning A47L; separation of particles from liquids or gases B01D; separation of solids B03, B07; spraying or applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces in general B05; cleaning devices for conveyors B65G 45/10; concurrent cleaning, filling and closing of bottles B67C 7/00; inhibiting corrosion or incrustation in general C23; cleaning streets, permanent ways, beaches or land E01H; parts, details or accessories of swimming or splash baths or pools, specially adapted for cleaning E04H 4/16; preventing or removing electrostatic charges H05F)


Apparatuses and methods for removing a component
Patent No. 11241775 

Inventor(s): Kousha Emami (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Technologies Corporation (Farmington, CT)
Law Firm: Getz Balich LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16537044 on 08/09/2019 (914 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus is provided for removing a component from a device, where the component includes a cylindrical portion and a shoulder adjacent the cylindrical portion. The apparatus includes a base, a puller and a shaft. The base includes a first mount, a second mount and a bridge extending between and connected to the first mount and the second mount. The first mount and the second mount are each configured to engage with the device. The puller includes a forked flange configured to abut against the shoulder of the component when the cylindrical portion of the component is within a channel of the forked flange. The shaft includes a threaded portion mated with a threaded aperture in the bridge. A distal end portion of the shaft is rotatably connected to the puller.

[B25B] TOOLS OR BENCH DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, FOR FASTENING, CONNECTING, DISENGAGING, OR HOLDING


Apparatus and method for extruding stripes onto an extruded product
Patent No. 11241814 

Inventor(s): Mark D. Bennett (Bonham, TX), William T. Bigbee, Jr. (Melissa, TX)
Assignee(s): Encore Wire Corporation (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16847509 on 04/13/2020 (666 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for extruding a jacket and/or insulative material onto an extruded product with one or more longitudinal stripes incorporated onto the surface of said extruded product comprising a body, a primary feed conduit for conveying a primary extrusion material, a striping die, a secondary feed conduit for conveying a secondary extrusion material, a striping die adapter, a striping feed conduit extending through the striping die adapter for conveying striping extrusion material. The striping die adapter may also include a thermocouple for maintaining the viscosity of the striping extrusion material and a thermocouple for monitoring the temperature of said striping die adapter. The striping die includes one or more striping extrusion outlets for conveying striping extrusion material onto the extruded product. The striping die may also include a wishbone-shaped trough for delivering equal amounts of striping extrusion material to said extrusion outlets for extrusion onto the product.

[B29C] SHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS; SHAPING OF MATERIAL IN A PLASTIC STATE, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; AFTER-TREATMENT OF THE SHAPED PRODUCTS, e.g. REPAIRING (making preforms B29B 11/00; making laminated products by combining previously unconnected layers which become one product whose layers will remain together B32B 37/00-B32B 41/00) [4]


Methods to improve compression during microwave heating
Patent No. 11241842 

Inventor(s): Michael Paul Rowe (Pinckney, MI), Umesh N. Gandhi (Farmington Hills, MI), Yuyang Song (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16256569 on 01/24/2019 (1111 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods for microwave melting of fiber mixtures to form composite materials include placing the fiber mixture in a receptacle located in a microwave oven. The methods further include microwave heating the mixture, causing a heat activated compression mechanism to automatically increase compressive force on the mixture, thereby eliminating air and void volumes. The heat activated compression mechanism can include a shape memory alloy wire connecting first and second compression brackets, or one or more ceramic blocks configured to increase in volume and thereby increase compression on the mixture.

[B29C] SHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS; SHAPING OF MATERIAL IN A PLASTIC STATE, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; AFTER-TREATMENT OF THE SHAPED PRODUCTS, e.g. REPAIRING (making preforms B29B 11/00; making laminated products by combining previously unconnected layers which become one product whose layers will remain together B32B 37/00-B32B 41/00) [4]


Flex track
Patent No. 11241908 

Inventor(s): Nicholas E. Mansfield (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16400967 on 05/01/2019 (1014 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle track system to increase the contact patch of the tires on a vehicle for use in sand, snow, or soft soil is disclosed. The vehicle track system is a quickly installed vulcanized rubber sections draped over the tire and secured with very strong over-center latches. The over center latches are used for closing the wrapped rubber track with some fine threaded adjustment and an over center clamp. Steel pins are used to link the individual track to tread together. The over center clamp is adjustable in length, allowing for fine tuning of the fit of the track on the tire. The vehicle track system works for almost any size tire and provides more width for dual wheels. The vehicle track system is easily installable and provides a large footprint that enables a vehicle to cross terrain.

[B60B] VEHICLE WHEELS (making wheels or wheel parts by rolling B21H 1/00, by forging, hammering or pressing B21K 1/28); CASTORS; AXLES FOR WHEELS OR CASTORS; INCREASING WHEEL ADHESION


Battery operated flying car with enclosed motors for human transportation
Patent No. 11241925 

Inventor(s): Biju Philips Vadekeetil (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Jeff Williams PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16199024 on 11/23/2018 (1173 days app to issue)

Abstract: ”Battery operated flying car with enclosed motors for human transportation” is machine that can carry humans and looks like a real flying car. The current problem with implementing this is resolved by using ducted motors with grilles around it. By covering top and bottom of car with grilles we are able to negate effect of completely covered motors. By providing grilles around motors we ensure safety of humans around it, this not only avoids direct contact but also provides continuous air flow into motors to push out from the other side. Loss of efficiency due to covered grilles are countered by use of two additional front and two rear motors. Vertically mounted front motors push air into bottom motors which significantly improves the lift capacity of the flying car. Vertically mounted rear motor pumps air out of the car and thus aids in forward movement of the flying car.

[B60F] VEHICLES FOR USE BOTH ON RAIL AND ON ROAD; VEHICLES CAPABLE OF TRAVELLING IN OR ON DIFFERENT MEDIA, e.g. AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLES (air-cushion vehicles B60V)


Vehicles including sweeper assemblies for vehicle bumpers
Patent No. 11242021 

Inventor(s): Paxton S. Williams (Milan, 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: 16870711 on 05/08/2020 (641 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle includes a body, a rear bumper, and a sweeper assembly is provided. The body has a forward end, a rear end, and a cavity provided therein extending in a vehicle longitudinal direction. The cavity has an opening at the rear end of the body. The rear bumper has an upper surface and is provided at the rear end of the body of the vehicle. The sweeper assembly includes a push plate movable between a retracted position and an extended position. The push plate is stored within the cavity of the body when in the retracted position and extends over the upper surface of the rear bumper when in the extended position to clear debris off the upper surface of the rear bumper.

[B60J] WINDOWS, WINDSCREENS, NON-FIXED ROOFS, DOORS, OR SIMILAR DEVICES FOR VEHICLES; REMOVABLE EXTERNAL PROTECTIVE COVERINGS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES (fastening, suspending, closing, or opening of such devices E05)


Spindle to primary duct stator attachment
Patent No. 11242139 

Inventor(s): Brett Zimmerman (Hurst, TX), Joseph Richard Carpenter, Jr. (Kennedale, TX), Karl Schroeder (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16732076 on 12/31/2019 (770 days app to issue)

Abstract: A ducted-rotor aircraft includes a fuselage, one or more ducts, and a spindle that rotatably couples the one or more ducts to the fuselage. Each duct includes a hub that is configured to support a rotor, a plurality of stators that are coupled to the hub, a duct ring that is coupled to the plurality of stators, and a fitting that is coupled to a first stator of the plurality of stators. The fitting has a tubular collar that defines a first aperture that extends through the fitting. The collar is configured to receive a portion of the spindle. The first stator includes a rib that is spaced inward from the fitting and that defines a second aperture that is aligned with the first aperture and that is configured to receive an end of the spindle.

[B64C] AEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS (air-cushion vehicles B60V)


Method of removal and replacement of a tip section of a rotor blade
Patent No. 11242140 

Inventor(s): Eric Charles Boyle (Haslet, TX), Robert D. Higbie (Haslet, TX), Sven R. Lofstrom (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16100947 on 08/10/2018 (1278 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of mounting a replacement tip section to an exposed end of a rotor blade includes removing an existing tip section from the rotor blade to create the exposed end of the rotor blade, installing the rotor blade having the exposed end onto a holding fixture, assembling the replacement tip section about the exposed end of the rotor blade, positioning a bonding fixture about the replacement tip section, and curing the replacement tip section to the exposed end of the rotor blade.

[B29C] SHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS; SHAPING OF MATERIAL IN A PLASTIC STATE, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; AFTER-TREATMENT OF THE SHAPED PRODUCTS, e.g. REPAIRING (making preforms B29B 11/00; making laminated products by combining previously unconnected layers which become one product whose layers will remain together B32B 37/00-B32B 41/00) [4]


Motive fairing assembly for use in rotorcrafts
Patent No. 11242158 

Inventor(s): Christopher Edward Foskey (Keller, TX), Chyau-Song Tzeng (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16247745 on 01/15/2019 (1120 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotor assembly for use in an aircraft comprising has a rotor hub, a spinner structure comprising a spinner opening, and a rotor blade received through the spinner opening. The rotor blade has a rotor root located proximate to the rotor hub. The rotor assembly also has a motive fairing face that at least partially rests along the rotor hub.

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


Maintainable pallet
Patent No. 11242174 

Inventor(s): Lane Segerstrom (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16910045 on 06/23/2020 (595 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, a maintainable pallet is provided with interchangeable support structures and sensors for identifying any damage that the interchangeable support structures may experience. The maintainable pallet may include two side supports, two end supports coupled to the two side supports end-to-end to form a rectangle, a central support position between the two side supports, a plurality of top transverse support fastened onto the two side supports to form a top loading surface and the central support with two-part releasable fasteners, and two bottom transverse supports fastened to the ends of the two side supports to form a bottom surface with two-part releasable fasteners. Sensors, in some embodiments, may be embedded in the two side supports to measure, for example, acceleration, location, or other logistic information. When a damaged piece is identified, the maintainable pallet can be disassembled by unfastening the two-part releasable fasteners to remove the damaged piece; and a new interchangeable piece will replace the damaged piece.

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


Microfluidic MEMS device for fluid ejection with piezoelectric actuation
Patent No. 11242242 

Inventor(s): Domenico Giusti (Caponago, , IT), Simon Dodd (West Linn, OR)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16422504 on 05/24/2019 (991 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microfluidic MEMS device is formed by a plurality of ejection cells each having a fluid chamber; an actuator chamber; a membrane having a first surface facing the actuator chamber and a second surface facing the fluid chamber; a piezoelectric actuator on the first surface of the membrane; and a passivation layer on the piezoelectric actuator. The membrane has an elongated area defining a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction. The passivation layer has a plurality of holes. The holes extend throughout the thickness of the passivation layer and, in a plan view, have an elongated shape with a greater dimension parallel to the longitudinal direction of the membrane and a smaller dimension parallel to the transverse direction.

[B81B] MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS, e.g. MICROMECHANICAL DEVICES (piezo-electric, electrostrictive or magnetostrictive elements per se H01L 41/00) [7]


 

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

Heat-curable hybrid epoxy functional composition and transparent heat-cured caustic-resistant coatings prepared therefrom
Patent No. 11242431 

Inventor(s): Haipeng Zheng (Carrollton, TX), Robert Valeri (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Essilor International (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16463268 on 10/25/2017 (1567 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates to a heat-curable composition comprising at least one epoxy monomer comprising two or three epoxy groups, which is not a hydrolysis-polymerizable silicon compound, at least one epoxy compound bearing at least one silicon atom having at least one hydrolyzable group directly linked to the silicon atom and at least one epoxy group, and at least one epoxy ring-opening catalyst. The composition comprises at least 50% by weight of compounds having at least one epoxy group, relative to the total weight of polymerizable compounds present in the composition and provides upon pre-curing a tack-free coating that can be removed by treatment with a solution of sodium hydroxide, and upon post-curing a coating that cannot be removed by treatment with a solution of sodium hydroxide.

[C08G] MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS OBTAINED OTHERWISE THAN BY REACTIONS ONLY INVOLVING CARBON-TO-CARBON UNSATURATED BONDS (fermentation or enzyme-using processes to synthesise a desired chemical compound or composition or to separate optical isomers from a racemic mixture C12P) [2]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Bridge plug apparatuses containing a magnetorheological fluid and methods for use thereof
Patent No. 11242725 

Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Zachary Ryan Murphree (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15308675 on 09/08/2014 (2710 days app to issue)

Abstract: Magnetorheological fluids may regulate fluid flow downhole by forming a fluid seal using a bridge plug apparatus. Bridge plug apparatuses employing a magnetorheological fluid may be deployed in a wellbore in a retrievable configuration or in a substantially permanent configuration. Retrievable bridge plug apparatuses may comprise spaced apart magnets having a gap defined therebetween, and a reservoir of magnetorheological fluid housed within the gap. The magnets move laterally with respect to one another to expand or contract the gap and to displace the reservoir of magnetorheological fluid radially with respect to the magnets. Other bridge plug apparatuses may comprise a flow path extending between a reservoir of magnetorheological fluid and the exterior of a housing, where at least a portion of the flow path is located within a gap defined between spaced apart magnets.

[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]


 

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Method and apparatus for an engine inlet for a ram-air system with an icing bypass
Patent No. 11242798 

Inventor(s): David Haynes (Arlington, TX), Shahryar Fotovati (North Richland Hills, TX), Thomas Dewey Parsons (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16294266 on 03/06/2019 (1070 days app to issue)

Abstract: An aircraft includes a fuselage and an engine housed in the fuselage. A ram-air engine inlet is formed on an exterior of the fuselage. The ram-air engine inlet is defined, at least in part, by a cowling door. The cowling door is moveable between a closed position and an open position. An intake duct fluidly couples the ram-air engine inlet to the engine. A filter is disposed across the intake duct. A bypass duct is formed in the ram-air engine inlet aft of the intake duct. The bypass duct is operable to be selectively opened and closed.

[F02C] GAS-TURBINE PLANTS; AIR INTAKES FOR JET-PROPULSION PLANTS; CONTROLLING FUEL SUPPLY IN AIR-BREATHING JET-PROPULSION PLANTS (construction of turbines F01D; jet-propulsion plants F02K; construction of compressors or fans F04; combustion apparatus in which combustion takes place in a fluidised bed of fuel or other particles F23C 10/00; generating combustion products of high pressure or high velocity F23R; using gas turbines in compression refrigeration plants F25B 11/00; using gas-turbine plants in vehicles, see the relevant vehicle classes)


Portable heat shield assembly
Patent No. 11243012 

Inventor(s): Clifford Grove (Waxahachie, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16680181 on 11/11/2019 (820 days app to issue)

Abstract: A portable heater shield assembly for directing heat laterally away from a heat source includes a plurality of panels that removably engaging each other to form a disk. Each of the panels is comprised of a heat resistant material. A plurality of brackets is each removably coupled to a heat source having the brackets being vertically oriented. The disk is positionable on top of the brackets when the brackets are removably coupled to the heat source having the disk spaced upwardly from the heat source. In this way the disk directs heat laterally away from the heat source for warming users sitting around the heat source.

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


Refrigeration system and method of use
Patent No. 11243015 

Inventor(s): Daniel Braz (Arlington, TX), Marcos Braz (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Leavitt Eldredge Law Firm (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16274731 on 02/13/2019 (1091 days app to issue)

Abstract: A refrigeration system includes a high-pressure main header gas line; a low-pressure condensate discharge gas line; a condenser having a first port in gaseous communication with the high-pressure main header gas line; a second port in gaseous communication with the low-pressure condensate discharge gas line; a purge assembly in gaseous communication with the low-pressure condensate discharge gas line, the purge assembly is configured to purge air from the gas channeled through the low-pressure condensate discharge gas line; and an adiabatic air cooling system disposed within the condenser having a plurality of jet nozzles configured to inject a cooling gas within the condenser.

[F25B] REFRIGERATION MACHINES, PLANTS, OR SYSTEMS; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials, e.g. refrigerants, or materials for the production of heat or cold by chemical reactions other than by combustion C09K 5/00; pumps, compressors F04; use of heat pumps for domestic or space-heating or for domestic hot-water supply F24D; air-conditioning, air-humidification F24F; fluid heaters using heat pumps F24H)


Reinforced metal alloy for enhanced armor protection and methods
Patent No. 11243052 

Inventor(s): Eric Gavelda (Phoenix, AZ), James C. Bourque (Biloxi, MS)
Assignee(s): NUTECH METALS AND ALLOYS, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fitch, Even, Tabin Flannery, LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16850759 on 04/16/2020 (663 days app to issue)

Abstract: An armor plate and method of making an armor plate is provided having the steps of: suspending a carbon fiber weave within a mold; heating aluminum 6061 or 7075 alloy to a molten state; pouring the molten aluminum into the mold having ceramic particulates in the range of 1 to 60 percent by volume of the molten aluminum and in the range of 3-44 microns in diameter; cooling the resultant matrixed aluminum to ambient temperature; and laminating at least two layers of ballistic fiber to the matrixed aluminum.

[F41H] ARMOUR; ARMOURED TURRETS; ARMOURED OR ARMED VEHICLES; MEANS OF ATTACK OR DEFENCE, e.g. CAMOUFLAGE, IN GENERAL


Primer insert having a primer pocket groove
Patent No. 11243059 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): True Velocity IP Holdings, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16587333 on 09/30/2019 (862 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a primer insert for use in a polymeric ammunition cartridge includes a top surface opposite a bottom surface and a extraction flange that extends circumferentially about an outer edge of the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the substantially cylindrical coupling element is adapted to receive a polymer overmolding; a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface, wherein the primer recess comprises a recess bottom and a circular recess side wall; a primer flash aperture through the recess bottom that extends through the bottom surface, wherein the primer flash aperture is adapted to receive a polymer overmolding to form a flash hole; and a groove in the primer recess positioned around the primer flash aperture adapted to receive a polymer overmolding, wherein the groove extends at least partially over the bottom surface and the groove is adapted to receive polymer at least partially over the bottom surface.

[F42B] EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, e.g. FOR BLASTING; FIREWORKS; AMMUNITION (explosive compositions C06B; fuzes F42C; blasting F42D) [5]


Primer insert having a primer pocket groove
Patent No. 11243060 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16587338 on 09/30/2019 (862 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides a primer insert for use in a polymeric ammunition cartridge includes a top surface opposite a bottom surface and a extraction flange that extends circumferentially about an outer edge of the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the substantially cylindrical coupling element is adapted to receive a polymer overmolding; a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface, wherein the primer recess comprises a recess bottom and a circular recess side wall; a primer flash aperture through the recess bottom that extends through the bottom surface, wherein the primer flash aperture is adapted to receive a polymer overmolding to form a flash hole; and a groove in the primer recess positioned around the primer flash aperture adapted to receive a polymer overmolding, wherein the groove extends at least partially over the bottom surface and at least partially over the circular recess side wall and the groove is adapted to receive polymer over the bottom surface and at least partially over the circular recess side wall.

[F42B] EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, e.g. FOR BLASTING; FIREWORKS; AMMUNITION (explosive compositions C06B; fuzes F42C; blasting F42D) [5]


 

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Systems and methods for determining the presence of occupants left behind in a vehicle
Patent No. 11241977 

Inventor(s): Ethan W. Pomish (Livonia, MI), Ryan M. Wiesenberg (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl, LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17068276 on 10/12/2020 (484 days app to issue)

Abstract: Vehicle sensing systems and methods of sensing a potential presence of an occupant left behind in a vehicle are disclosed. A vehicle sensing system includes sensors to detect a ride height or camber positioning, a processing device, and storage medium including programming instructions that, when executed, cause the processing device to obtain a first string of data from the sensors before a driver has entered the vehicle and the vehicle has been turned on, obtain a second string of data from the sensors after the vehicle has moved a distance, the vehicle has been turned off, and the driver has departed from a vicinity of the vehicle, compare the first string of data to the second string of data to determine if a difference exists, and when the difference exists, transmit an alert to external devices, the alert indicating a potential occupant being left behind in the vehicle.

[G08B] SIGNALLING OR CALLING SYSTEMS; ORDER TELEGRAPHS; ALARM SYSTEMS


Cardan joint for inertially stabilizing a payload
Patent No. 11243082 

Inventor(s): Jason R. Lavine (McKinney, TX), Kirk A. Miller (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16721662 on 12/19/2019 (782 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cardan joint includes a cross-elevation assembly comprising a cross-elevation housing, a roll-elevation assembly comprising a roll-elevation housing, a payload interface assembly comprising a payload interface housing, and a suspension interface yoke comprising a suspension interface that couples the suspension interface yoke to one or more suspension bars. The roll-elevation assembly is rotatably connected to the cross-elevation assembly along a first rotation axis via a radial roller bearing and a thrust roller bearing. The payload interface assembly is rotatably connected to the roll-elevation assembly along a second rotation axis via a radial roller bearing and a thrust roller bearing. The suspension interface yoke is rotatably connected to the cross-elevation assembly along a third rotation axis via one or more radial roller bearings and one or more thrust roller bearings. The payload interface housing comprises a payload interface operable to couple the payload interface housing to an inertially stabilized payload.

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


Fiber connectors for multimode optical fibers
Patent No. 11243140 

Inventor(s): Earl R. Parsons (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16733956 on 01/03/2020 (767 days app to issue)

Abstract: The output profile of light from a multimode optical fiber is determined using a geometrical optics approach where the rays launched into the fiber conform to LP-modes of the fiber. This output profile can then be employed as an input to a second fiber to calculate the transmission losses of a coupler that introduces various coupling inaccuracies, such as lateral offset, axial offset, and angular offset.

[G01M] TESTING STATIC OR DYNAMIC BALANCE OF MACHINES OR STRUCTURES; TESTING OF STRUCTURES OR APPARATUS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR


Determining presence of internal corrosion within a rotor blade by measuring magnetic characteristic(s)
Patent No. 11243158 

Inventor(s): Christopher J. Bischof (Southlake, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Technologies Corporation (Farmington, CT)
Law Firm: Getz Balich LLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16706211 on 12/06/2019 (795 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method is provided that involves rotational equipment that includes a case and a first rotor blade within the case. During the method, a probe is arranged within the case adjacent the first rotor blade. A magnetic characteristic of the first rotor blade is measured using the probe. Presence of internal corrosion within the first rotor blade is determined based on the measured magnetic characteristic.

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


Quantitative liquid texture measurement method
Patent No. 11243190 

Inventor(s): Chen C. Shao (Plano, TX), Enrique Michel-Sanchez (Dallas, TX), Ou Bai (Plano, TX), Scott Fagan (Dallas, TX), Scott G. Richardson (Gainesville, TX), Shahmeer Ali Mirza (Dallas, TX), Wilfred Marcellien Bourg, Jr. (Melissa,
Assignee(s): Frito-Lay North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16704560 on 12/05/2019 (796 days app to issue)

Abstract: A photo acoustic non-destructive measurement apparatus and method for quantitatively measuring texture of a liquid. The apparatus includes a laser generating tool, an acoustic capturing device, and a data processing unit. The laser generating tool directs a laser towards a surface of a liquid contained in a container and creates pressure waves that propagate through the air and produce an acoustic signal. The acoustic capturing device records and forwards the signal to a data processing unit. The data processing unit further comprises a digital signal processing module that processes the received acoustic signal. A statistical processing module further filters the acoustic signal from the data processing unit and generates a quantitative acoustic model for texture attributes such as hardness and fracturability. The quantitative model is correlated with a qualitative texture measurement from a descriptive expert panel. Textures of liquids are quantitatively measured with the quantitative acoustic model.

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


Load current sensing at low output voltage
Patent No. 11243235 

Inventor(s): Aalok Dyuti Saha (New Town, , IN), Bhaskar Ramachandran (Coimbatore, , IN), Kushal D. Murthy (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16230564 on 12/21/2018 (1145 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a first transistor coupled to an input voltage source and to an output voltage node and an amplifier comprising a first input, a second input, and an output. The device also includes a second transistor coupled to the input voltage source and the first input of the amplifier and a third transistor coupled to the second transistor and a ground node. The third transistor includes a control terminal coupled to the output of the amplifier. The device also includes a first voltage-controlled voltage source coupled to a control terminal of the first transistor and a control terminal of the second transistor and a second voltage-controlled voltage source coupled to the first transistor and the second input of the amplifier.

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


Wafer scale testing using a 2 signal JTAG interface
Patent No. 11243253 

Inventor(s): Lee D. Whetsel (Parker, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17115136 on 12/08/2020 (427 days app to issue)

Abstract: Testing of die on wafer is achieved by; (1) providing a tester with the capability of externally communicating JTAG test signals using simultaneously bidirectional transceiver circuitry, (2) providing die on wafer with the capability of externally communicating JTAG test signals using simultaneously bidirectional transceiver circuitry, and (3) providing a connectivity mechanism between the bidirectional transceiver circuitry”s of the tester and a selected group or all of the die on wafer for communication of the JTAG signals.

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


Packet-based digital display interface signal mapping to micro serial interface
Patent No. 11243593 

Inventor(s): Alan Osamu Kobayashi (Los Altos, CA)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16681727 on 11/12/2019 (819 days app to issue)

Abstract: A passive cable adaptor for connecting a data source device with a display device is described. The adaptor has a packet-based interface connector at one end, the connector having a positive main link pin, a negative main link pin, a positive auxiliary channel pin, and a negative auxiliary channel pin. At the other end is a micro serial interface connector, wherein multimedia content is transmitted over the cable adaptor and electrical power is supplied over the cable adaptor simultaneously. The cable adaptor has an auxiliary and hot plug detect (HPD) controller utilized to map the auxiliary channel and HPD signals of the packet-based digital display to the micro serial interface ID signal.

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


Level two first-in-first-out transmission
Patent No. 11243809 

Inventor(s): David Alston Lide (Rockville, MD), Thomas Anton Leyrer (Geisenhausen, , DE), William Cronin Wallace (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instmments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17126143 on 12/18/2020 (417 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hardware state machine connected to a processor, the hardware state machine configured to receive operational codes from the processor; a multiplexer connected to the processor, the hardware state machine and a checksum circuit, the multiplexer configured to receive data from the processor; and a transmit circuit connected to the multiplexer, the transmit circuit configured to receive data from the multiplexer for transmission to a far end device, wherein the hardware state machine is further configured to, responsive receiving one or more operational codes from the processor: cause the checksum circuit to alter a checksum value of a first data packet being transmitted by the transmit circuit; and cause the transmit circuit to preempt transmission of the first data packet and begin transmitting a second data packet once the checksum value so altered has been transmitted from the transmit circuit.

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


Cache coherence shared state suppression
Patent No. 11243883 

Inventor(s): Abhijeet Ashok Chachad (Plano, TX), David Matthew Thompson (Dallas, TX), Kai Chirca (Dallas, TX), Timothy David Anderson (University Park, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16882257 on 05/22/2020 (627 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes receiving, by a level two (L2) controller, a first request for a cache line in a shared cache coherence state; mapping, by the L2 controller, the first request to a second request for a cache line in an exclusive cache coherence state; and responding, by the L2 controller, to the second request.

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


Method for protecting memory against unauthorized access
Patent No. 11243894 

Inventor(s): Johann Zipperer (Unterschleissheim, , DE)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16812660 on 03/09/2020 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of protecting software for embedded applications against unauthorized access is disclosed. Software to be protected is loaded into a protected memory area and access to the protected memory area is controlled by sentinel logic circuitry. The sentinel logic circuitry allows access to the protected memory area only either from within the protected memory area or from outside of the protected memory area but through a dedicated memory location within the protected memory area. The dedicated memory location then points to protected address locations within the protected memory area.

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


Nonvolatile logic memory for computing module reconfiguration
Patent No. 11243903 

Inventor(s): Andreas Waechter (Bavaria, , DE), Mark Jung (Bavaria, , DE), Steven Craig Bartling (Plano, TX), Sudhanshu Khanna (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16658928 on 10/21/2019 (841 days app to issue)

Abstract: Configuration states for a computing device and/or associated peripherals (”profiles”) are stored in one or more non-volatile logic (”NVL”) arrays. Using the non-volatile sub-system for the computing device, triggers for reconfiguration of the respective device or peripherals are provided to an NVL array controller, which controls provision of the new profile(s) for the respective device or peripherals over a dedicated bus to a configuration register that stores the active profiles for the device and associated peripherals.

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


Parallel stream processing of change data capture
Patent No. 11243942 

Inventor(s): Abhijit Chitnis (Frisco, TX), Aditya Relangi (Irving, TX), Aniketh Bothra (McKinney, TX), Behdad Forghani (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16782198 on 02/05/2020 (734 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems described herein may include processing a change data capture stream in parallel and optimizing the write operations contained in the change data capture stream such that the write operations may be written to a change table in parallel. Processing the change data capture stream may include decoding the transaction data contained in the change data capture stream in parallel. After the transaction data in the change data capture stream has been decoded, the transaction data may be analyzed to identify write operations that write to the same row. Write operations that write to the same row may be merged into a single write operation. The merging of write operations may be performed until each write operation writes to a different row. The write operations may then be written to the change table in parallel.

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


Dynamic semantic networks for language understanding and question answering
Patent No. 11243944 

Inventor(s): Jian Li (Austin, TX), Jun Zhang (Cambridge, MA), Lifeng Liu (Sudbury, MA), Xiaotian Yin (Belmont, MA), Yingxuan Zhu (Cambridge, MA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15637405 on 06/29/2017 (1685 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computer-implemented method of answering questions comprises: receiving, by one or more processors, a query; based on the query, generating, by the one or more processors, a matrix; based on the matrix, modifying, by the one or more processors, a dynamic memory; based on the matrix, determining, by the one or more processors, a first response from the dynamic memory; based on the matrix, determining, by the one or more processors, a second response from a database; based on the first response and the second response, determining, by the one or more processors, a third response; and in response to the query, providing, by the one or more processors, the third response.

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


Self-organizing maps for adaptive individualized user preference determination for recommendation systems
Patent No. 11243957 

Inventor(s): Haripriya Srinivasaraghavan (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16031703 on 07/10/2018 (1309 days app to issue)

Abstract: A computing device may include a memory configured to store instructions and a processor configured to execute the instructions to receive a selection of a content catalog item or a search query from a user; generate an input vector based on the selected content catalog item or the search query; and map the generated input vector onto one or more points on a self-organizing map associated with the user. The processor may be further configured to select a set of points within a particular distance of the one or more points; reverse map the selected set of points to a plurality of content catalog items using the self-organizing map associated with the user; and present one or more of the plurality of content catalog items to the user as recommended content catalog items for the user.

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


Federated smart user identification with embedded computing system entitlements
Patent No. 11244060 

Inventor(s): Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16175061 on 10/30/2018 (1197 days app to issue)

Abstract: A federated smart user identification (ID) having embedded tiered/hierarchical entitlements. The federated smart user ID comprises an encrypted key having multiple key strings that create sub-zones/barriers within the key. Each key string includes logical code and is attached/associated with at least one of (i) a computing system, service, application or the like, and (ii) an entitlement zone of the system, service, application or the like. Thus, the individual key strings define which systems, services, applications and the like the user has access to and the entitlements/authorizations within those systems, services, applications that the user has. In addition, key strings can dynamically be added to or deleted from the key to thereby change system/service access authorization and/or system/service-level entitlement.

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


Systems and methods for processing nuances in natural language
Patent No. 11244120 

Inventor(s): Romica Juneja (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. (San Francisco, CA)
Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP (Local + 10 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16502928 on 07/03/2019 (951 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for processing electronic information indicative of natural language. An example method includes receiving first electronic information indicative of a sequence of words provided by a user and identifying, based on the first electronic information, a first word and a first natural language. The example method further includes receiving second electronic information indicative of an exogenous event and identifying, based on the second electronic information, the exogenous event. The example method further includes generating one or more natural language attribute data sets based on the identified first word, first language, and exogenous event. The example method further includes generating a natural language transliteration data set based on the one or more natural language attribute data sets. Subsequently, the example method includes generating, based on the natural language transliteration data set, a translation of the first word in a second natural language.

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


Internet of things (IoT) big data artificial intelligence expert system information management and control systems and methods
Patent No. 11244230 

Inventor(s): Robert D. Pedersen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17183635 on 02/24/2021 (349 days app to issue)

Abstract: IoT Big Data information management and control systems and methods for distributed performance monitoring and critical network fault detection comprising a combination of capabilities including: IoT data collection sensor stations receiving sensor input signals and also connected to monitor units providing communication with other monitor units and/or cloud computing resources via IoT telecommunication links, and wherein a first data collection sensor station has expert predesignated other network elements comprising other data collection sensor stations, monitor units, and/or telecommunications equipment for performance and/or fault monitoring based on criticality to said first data collection sensor station operations, thereby extending monitoring and control operations to include distributed interdependent or critical operations being monitored and analyzed throughout the IoT network, and wherein performance and/or fault monitoring signals received by said first data collection sensor station are analyzed with artificial intelligence, hierarchical expert system algorithms for generation of warning and control signals.

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


Instant activation digital payment system with seamless digital wallet integration
Patent No. 11244303 

Inventor(s): Rajaram R. Kasarla (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16196241 on 11/20/2018 (1176 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to high-security digital payment systems with instant activation. The systems may include multiple stages of authorization. The multiple stages of authorization may include increasing thresholds of criteria. The system may also include multiple payment instruments with seamless digital wallet integration.

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


System and method for controlling the disclosure of a trading order
Patent No. 11244365 

Inventor(s): Pavan K. Garapati (Dallas, TX), Thomas J. Daley (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): BGC Partners, Inc. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16387657 on 04/18/2019 (1027 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for controlling the disclosure of a trading order comprises a memory and a processor. The memory stores disclosure policies associated with market centers. The processor receives a trading order for a trading product that specifies a total quantity of the trading product and a maximum disclosure quantity of the trading product. The trading order is associated with a particular market center. The processor then routes the trading order to the particular market center according to the disclosure policy associated with the particular market center.

[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]


Scalable position tracking system for tracking position in large spaces
Patent No. 11244463 

Inventor(s): Caleb Austin Boulio (Lewisville, TX), Deepanjan Paul (Plano, TX), Fahad Mirza (Arlington, TX), Madan Mohan Chinnam (Irving, TX), Sailesh Bharathwaaj Krishnamurthy (Irving, TX), Sarath Vakacharla (Irving, TX), Shahmeer Ali
Assignee(s): 7-ELEVEN, INC. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17124731 on 12/17/2020 (418 days app to issue)

Abstract: A scalable tracking system includes a camera subsystem, a weight subsystem, and a central server. The camera subsystem includes cameras that capture video of a space, camera clients that determine local coordinates of people in the captured videos, and a camera server that determines the physical positions of people in the space based on the determined local coordinates. The weight subsystem determines when items were removed from shelves. The central server determines which person in the space removed the items based on the physical positions of the people in the space and the determination of when items were removed.

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


Systems and methods for modifying a safety boundary for virtual reality systems
Patent No. 11244483 

Inventor(s): Jason Dong U K Kim (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Facebook Technologies, LLC (Menlo Park, CA)
Law Firm: FisherBroyles, LLP (Local + 17 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16177424 on 10/31/2018 (1196 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include receiving an indication of a reference elevation representing a plane of a real-world environment and establishing, with respect to the reference elevation, a virtual boundary for a virtual-world environment. The method may include receiving a request from a user to modify the virtual boundary and in response to the request from the user, monitoring an orientation of a direction indicator to generate orientation data. The method may also include modifying the virtual boundary based on the reference elevation and the orientation data. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.

[G06T] IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL [2006.01]


Object interactivity in virtual space
Patent No. 11244516 

Inventor(s): Edmund Graves Brown, IV (Weston, TX)
Assignee(s): Magic Leap, Inc. (Plantation, FL)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17018735 on 09/11/2020 (515 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method performed by an augmented reality (AR) system includes receiving a command that is input by the user through the AR system. The augmented reality (AR) system includes a hardware processor and an AR display configured to present virtual content in an environment of a user. The command specifies a type of virtual object to be presented in the environment. In response to the command, virtual objects of the specified type are presented in the environment, and a presentation of at least one of the virtual objects is altered in response to detecting a movement of the user in proximity to the at least one virtual object.

[G06T] IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL [2006.01]


System and method for securing electronic devices
Patent No. 11244678 

Inventor(s): James Christopher (San Diego, CA), Ken Tirman (San Diego, CA), Kimberly Christopher (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Insight Holding Group, Inc. (Keller, TX)
Law Firm: Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP (8 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16432860 on 06/05/2019 (979 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include security systems and methods for securing an electronic device. In some embodiments, the security system may include an electronic device including surveillance components, including a microphone and a camera. The security device may be secured to the electronic device in a way that blocks or interferes with one or more of these surveillance components. Additionally, the security device may be placed near or on the electronic device. The security device may also include security components to distort sounds from a sound source to be detected by the microphone. As a result, this may prevent third parties from at least remotely streaming or recording live audio and/or video from various audio and video recording components present on the electronic device.

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


Customizable backup and restore from nonvolatile logic array
Patent No. 11244710 

Inventor(s): Steven Craig Bartling (Plano, TX), Sudhanshu Khanna (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15089607 on 04/04/2016 (2136 days app to issue)

Abstract: Design and operation of a processing device is configurable to optimize wake-up time and peak power cost during restoration of a machine state from non-volatile storage. The processing device includes a plurality of non-volatile logic element arrays configured to store a machine state represented by a plurality of volatile storage elements of the processing device. A stored machine state is read out from the plurality of non-volatile logic element arrays to the plurality of volatile storage elements. During manufacturing, a number of rows and a number of bits per row in non-volatile logic element arrays are based on a target wake up time and a peak power cost. In another approach, writing data to or reading data of the plurality of non-volatile arrays can be done in parallel, sequentially, or in any combination to optimize operation characteristics.

[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)


Modified verify scheme for programming a memory apparatus
Patent No. 11244734 

Inventor(s): Ashish Baraskar (Santa Clara, CA), Ching-Huang Lu (San Jose, CA), Henry Chin (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16728716 on 12/27/2019 (774 days app to issue)

Abstract: A memory apparatus and method of operation is provided. The apparatus includes memory cells coupled to a control circuit. The control circuit is configured to perform a first programming stage including iteratively programming each of the memory cells to first program states and verifying that the memory cells have a threshold voltage above one of a plurality of first verify voltages corresponding to the first program states. The first programming stage ends before all of the memory cells are verified thereby leaving a fraction of the memory cells below the one of the plurality of first verify voltages. The control circuit also performs a second programming stage including iteratively programming each of the memory cells to second program states and verifying that at least a predetermined number of the memory cells have the threshold voltage above one of a plurality of second verify voltages corresponding to the second program states.

[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)


Systems and methods for program verification on a memory system
Patent No. 11244735 

Inventor(s): Deepanshu Dutta (San Jose, CA), Dengtao Zhao (San Jose, CA), Huai-Yuan Tseng (San Jose, CA), Zhiping Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Dickinson Wright PLLC (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16793749 on 02/18/2020 (721 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for memory program verification includes performing a write operation on memory cells of a memory device. The method also includes identifying memory strings associated with respective memory cells of the memory cells. The method also includes identifying a first memory string of the memory strings. The method also includes disabling a portion of a write verification for the first memory string. The method also includes enabling the portion of the write verification for other memory strings of the memory strings. The method also includes performing at least the portion of the write verification operation on write verification enabled memory strings.

[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)


Method and device for providing a person with training data of an athlete as the athlete is performing a swimming workout
Patent No. 11244751 

Inventor(s): Todd Martin (Lexington, OH)
Assignee(s): FINISH TIME HOLDINGS, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Sheridan Ross, PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17467647 on 09/07/2021 (154 days app to issue)

Abstract: An athlete tracking system and method for tracking an athlete during training sessions. The system includes a mobile tracking device wearable around a portion of the athlete”s head, and a training log server for maintaining an athlete profile that includes a training record updatable by the athlete and a training plan supplied by a coach. NULL


Multicast traceroute facility with batch query processing for multiple flows and reservation of resources for requested link metrics
Patent No. 11245618 

Inventor(s): Subhasri Dhesikan (Flower Mound, TX)
Assignee(s): CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (San Jose, CA)
Law Firm: Edell, Shapiro Finan, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16392974 on 04/24/2019 (1021 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one illustrative example, a multicast traceroute facility for a plurality of interconnected router nodes which are configured to communicate IP multicast traffic amongst hosts is described. The multicast traceroute facility may be for use in processing a multicast traceroute batch query packet which indicates a batch of multicast traceroute queries of a batch query, for identifying a plurality of traced paths for a batch of IP multicast traffic flows. Each identified traced path may be associated with one or more links, each of which has a link metric that satisfies a requested link metric (e.g. a link bandwidth). Resources for satisfying the requested link metric may be reserved for a predetermined or specified time period. The batch of IP multicast traffic flows may be established via at least some of the interconnected router nodes according to the plurality of traced paths identified from the query packet processing.

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


Multi-screen application enabling and distribution service
Patent No. 11245760 

Inventor(s): Guangbin Fan (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17153406 on 01/20/2021 (384 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method implemented by an application (app) store system for providing apps to one or more users through a network, the method comprising managing, by the app store system, a multi-screen application (MSA) package that comprises a set of related apps, wherein one or more relationships among the set of related apps are pre-defined, receiving, by the app store system, a request from a first user device via the network to download at least part of the MSA package; and causing, by the app store system, the set of related apps to be downloaded to a plurality of user devices including the first user device according to the one or more relationships among the set of related apps in response to the request.

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


Location based notifications
Patent No. 11245771 

Inventor(s): David Gerard Ledet (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC (Durham, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17015053 on 09/08/2020 (518 days app to issue)

Abstract: A location-based notification application may generate a location based notification on a client device based on a location of the client device and data stored within the client device.

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


 

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Video-based system for automated detection of double parking violations
Patent No. 11244171 

Inventor(s): Edgar A. Bernal (Webster, NY), Robert P. Loce (Webster, NY), Wencheng Wu (Webster, NY), Yao Rong Wang (Webster, NY), Zhigang Fan (Webster, NY)
Assignee(s): Conduent Business Services LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Fay Sharpe LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14161016 on 01/22/2014 (2939 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for detecting a double-parked vehicle includes identifying a parking region in video data received from an image capture device monitoring the parking region. The method includes defining an enforcement region at least partially surrounding the parking region. The method includes detecting a stationary vehicle in the enforcement region. The method includes determining the occurrence of an event relative to the stationary vehicle. In response to the determined occurrence of the event, the method includes classifying the stationary vehicle as being one of double parked and not double parked.

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


Package terminal cavities
Patent No. 11244881 

Inventor(s): Bernardo Gallegos (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16588544 on 09/30/2019 (862 days app to issue)

Abstract: A package comprises a molding and a conductive terminal in contact with the molding and having a first surface exposed to a first surface of the molding. The conductive terminal includes a cavity having a first portion extending along at least half of the first surface of the conductive terminal and a second portion extending along less than half of the first surface of the conductive terminal.

[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]


Semiconductor package with floating heat spreader and process for making the same
Patent No. 11244884 

Inventor(s): Robert Charles Dry (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Qorvo US, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16925517 on 07/10/2020 (578 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a semiconductor package, which includes a carrier, a flip-chip die, a mold compound, and a heat spreader. Herein, the flip-chip die includes a device layer over the carrier and a die substrate over the device layer. The mold compound resides over the carrier and surrounds the flip-chip die. The mold compound has a recess adjacent to the flip-chip die, and the recess extends vertically lower than a top surface of the die substrate. The heat spreader hangs over the flip-chip die, and includes a spreader body that is thermally coupled to the die substrate, and a spreader protrusion that extends from the spreader body into the recess. A thickness of the spreader protrusion is shorter than a depth of the recess, and a width of the spreader protrusion is narrower than a width of the recess, such that the spreader protrusion is floating in the recess.

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


Three-dimensional memory device including molybdenum word lines and metal oxide spacers and method of making the same
Patent No. 11244953 

Inventor(s): Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Senaka Kanakamedala (San Jose, CA), Yao-Sheng Lee (Tampa, FL)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16801456 on 02/26/2020 (713 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and word lines that are made of molybdenum layers located over a substrate, and memory stack structures extending through each layer in the alternating stack. Each of the memory stack structures includes a memory film and a vertical semiconductor channel contacting an inner sidewall of the memory film. Each memory film includes a vertical stack of discrete tubular dielectric metal oxide spacers in contact with a respective one of the molybdenum layers, a continuous silicon oxide blocking dielectric layer contacting an inner sidewall of each of the tubular dielectric metal oxide spacers, a vertical stack of charge storage material portions, and a tunneling dielectric layer contacting each of the charge storage material portions and the vertical semiconductor channel.

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


Three-dimensional memory device including composite word lines and multi-strip select lines and method for making the same
Patent No. 11244958 

Inventor(s): Fei Zhou (Milpitas, CA), Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA), Zhixin Cui (Nagoya, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16888014 on 05/29/2020 (620 days app to issue)

Abstract: An alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers is formed over a substrate. Memory stack structures are formed through the alternating stack. Drain-select-level trenches through an upper subset of the sacrificial material layers, and backside trenches are formed through each layer of the alternating stack. Backside recesses are formed by removing the sacrificial material layers. A first electrically conductive material and a second electrically conductive material are sequentially deposited in the backside recesses and the drain-select-level trenches. Portions of the second electrically conductive material and the first electrically conductive material may be removed by at least one anisotropic etch process from the drain-select-level trenches to provide drain-select-level electrically conductive layers as multiple groups that are laterally spaced apart and electrically isolated from one another by cavities within the drain-select-level trenches.

[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]


Base station antenna unified system for sensors and test calls
Patent No. 11245180 

Inventor(s): Ray Butler (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Myers Bigel, P.A. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16095843 on 04/28/2017 (1747 days app to issue)

Abstract: New base station antenna systems may detect service affecting environmental changes, integrate to standardized computing platform and cellular wireless modem, transform BSA into an independent communications hub and generate test calls, reducing drive tests. A BSA includes a panel that includes a ground plane, at least a first array that includes multiple radiating elements, at least one sensor that is configured to sense an environmental condition corresponding to the base station antenna and to generate an environmental condition signal that corresponds to the environmental condition, a circuit device that includes a communication interface that is communicatively coupled to the at least one sensor and that is operable to receive the environmental condition signal from the at least one sensor, and a wireless transmitter that is communicatively coupled to the circuit device and that is operable to transmit message data corresponding to the environmental condition signal to a remote receiver.

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


Mobile multi-frequency RF antenna array with elevated GPS devices, systems, and methods
Patent No. 11245205 

Inventor(s): Richard Loy Smith, Jr. (Dallas, TX), Wesley Dale Sarratt (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): Integrity Microwave, LLC (Argyle, TX)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17017614 on 09/10/2020 (516 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile antenna array system has a first baseplate with a first groundplane. An elevated second baseplate defines an elevated second groundplane. A plurality of support antennas are positioned between the first baseplate and the elevated second baseplate. The plurality of support antennas comprise multiple antennas configured to work at different frequencies. The plurality of support antennas are coupled to the first and second baseplates in mechanical connections that provide enhanced stability, tight tolerances, repeatability and low cost through the use of printed circuit boards as substrates for one or more of the antennas and baseplates. An elevated GPS antenna is positioned above the elevated second baseplate in use. The elevated GPS antenna is configured to work within a GPS range of frequencies different from the support antenna ranges of frequencies. The elevated GPS antenna has improved GPS transmissions and the support antennas also have improved positioning and functionality due to locating the GPS antenna above the support antennas and second baseplate.

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


Power device driving device and driving method
Patent No. 11245394 

Inventor(s): Chuan Ni (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): LEN Technology Limited (Wuxi, , CN)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16920205 on 07/02/2020 (586 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present application discloses a driving device for a power device, which includes a control circuitry configured to receive at least a system switching command and a feedback signal of a power device, and to generate a pull-up strength control signal or a pull-down strength control signal according to the received signals; and a pull-up array and/or a pull-down array, coupled between the control circuitry and the power device, and configured to provide a corresponding pull-up or pull-down strength for the power device according to the pull-up or pull-down strength control signal. The present application also discloses the corresponding electric appliance and power device driving method.

[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]


Frequency selective limiter
Patent No. 11245427 

Inventor(s): Charles Forrest Campbell (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): QORVO US, INC. (Greensboro, NC)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, P.L.L.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17173920 on 02/11/2021 (362 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a frequency selective limiter with a switched multiplexer filter bank having a plurality of filters coupled between antenna and receiver ports, wherein the switched multiplexer filter bank is configured to enable and disable selected ones of the plurality of filters in response to control signals. First detector circuitry is coupled to the antenna port and configured to detect signal voltage at the antenna port and generate a first detector voltage. Second detector circuitry is coupled to the receiver port and configured to detect signal voltage at the receiver port and generate a second detector voltage, and a digital controller is coupled between the first detector circuitry, the second detector circuitry, and a control interface, wherein the digital controller is configured to limit interfering signals by sending control signals to the switched multiplexer filter bank in response to the first detector voltage and the second detector voltage.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Channel state information for reference signals in a wireless communication system
Patent No. 11245444 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16621806 on 06/12/2018 (1337 days app to issue)

Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method is performed by a user equipment for reporting channel state information. The user equipment is configured with two or more channel state information reference signal, CSI-RS, resources in a CSI-RS resource set. The method comprises: selecting at least two CSI-RS resources from the CSI-RS resource set, wherein each of the at least two selected CSI-RS resources are associated to a set of spatially multiplexed layers, wherein different sets comprise different layers; determining a preferred precoder matrix for the selected CSI-RS resources; and transmitting a CSI report indicating the selected CSI-RS resources and the preferred precoder matrices. The method may further comprise calculating a channel estimate for the selected CSI-RS resources, and determining a channel quality indicator, CQI, corresponding to a hypothetical transmission from a plurality of effective channels where layers transmitted through the effective channels mutually interfere. The CSI report may indicate the determined CQI for the selected CSI-RS resources.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Network node, wireless device and methods thereby to indicate a first set of antenna ports and a second set of antenna ports
Patent No. 11245449 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Sage Patent Group (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15758541 on 09/13/2016 (1974 days app to issue)

Abstract: Method performed by a network node ([b]210[/b]) to indicate a first and a second set of antenna ports. The network node ([b]210[/b]) indicates ([b]803[/b]) to a wireless device ([b]250[/b]) at least one of: a) a first indication of a first set (M) of antenna ports for first measurements on first radio signals, the first measurements associated with periodic reporting, and b) a second indication of a second set (M) of antenna ports for second measurements on second radio signals, the second measurements associated with aperiodic reporting. The first set is different than the second set. The periodic and the aperiodic reporting are by the wireless device ([b]250[/b]) and correspond to a same Channel State Information, CSI, process. The network node ([b]210[/b]) also transmits ([b]804[/b]), to the wireless device ([b]250[/b]), the first radio signals, periodically, over the first set and the second radio signals over the second set.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Apparatus and method for beam failure recovery
Patent No. 11245459 

Inventor(s): Bin Liu (San Diego, CA), Pengfei Xia (San Diego, CA), Young Hoon Kwon (San Diego, CA)
Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16993611 on 08/14/2020 (543 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for identifying a user equipment beam index in a base station. The base station indicates one or more resources assigned to the user equipment within a beam failure random access channel (BRACH) resource, and transmits one or more synchronization signal block resources and one or more new beam identification reference signal resources to the user equipment. The base station then receives one of the resources from a group of the one or more resources within the BRACH resource assigned to the user equipment corresponding to the BRACH resource, and identifies a preferred beam index of the user equipment based on information in the BRACH resource and the received one of the resources.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Application of orbital angular momentum to Fiber, FSO and RF
Patent No. 11245486 

Inventor(s): Roger D. Linquist (Dallas, TX), Solyman Ashrafi (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14882085 on 10/13/2015 (2310 days app to issue)

Abstract: A communications system receives a plurality of input data streams and applies a different orthogonal function to each of the plurality of input data streams. The system processes each of the plurality of input data streams to spatially locate a first group of the plurality of input data streams onto a first carrier signal and to spatially locate a second group of the plurality of input data streams onto a second carrier signal. The system temporally locates the first carrier signal and the second carrier signal onto a third carrier signal and transmits the third carrier signal over a communications link.

[H04J] MULTIPLEX COMMUNICATION (peculiar to transmission of digital information H04L 5/00; systems for the simultaneous or sequential transmission of more than one television signal H04N 7/08; in exchanges H04Q 11/00)


Efficient allocation of uplink HARQ-ACK resources for LTE enhanced control channel
Patent No. 11245507 

Inventor(s): Anthony Edet Ekpenyong (Houston, TX), Runhua Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14026878 on 09/13/2013 (3070 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for selecting Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) resources are disclosed. An Enhanced Physical Downlink Control Channel (EPDCCH) is detected in signals received from a base station in a first subframe. A HARQ-ACK resource indicator offset (ARO) value is identified for the EPDCCH. A PUCCH resource is selected for transmission of a Hybrid Automatic Repeat reQuest-ACKnowledgement (HARQ-ACK) corresponding to the EPDCCH. The PUCCH resource is selected based upon the ARO value. The ARO value may correspond to a semi-statically configured PUCCH resource. A second PUCCH resource may be selected for transmission of the HARQ-ACK on a second antenna port. A HARQ-ACK resource offset field value may be detected in a Downlink Control Information (DCI) format of the EPDCCH. A table that maps the HARQ-ACK resource offset field value for certain DCI formats to ARO values may be used to determine the ARO value for the EPDCCH.

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


Charging control for non-public network
Patent No. 11245539 

Inventor(s): Jayshree A Bharatia (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Ofinno, LLC (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17166179 on 02/03/2021 (370 days app to issue)

Abstract: A session management function sends, to a policy control function, a policy request message. The policy request message comprises a non-public network identifier of a non-public network through which a wireless device accesses a public land mobile network. The policy request message comprises an identifier of the public land mobile network. The session management function receives, from the policy control function, a policy response message comprising a charging control policy.

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


Method and apparatus for synchronization signal design
Patent No. 11245561 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Hongbo Si (Plano, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16947961 on 08/25/2020 (532 days app to issue)

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

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


Proxied nodes in a container orchestration environment for scalable resource allocation
Patent No. 11245748 

Inventor(s): Harold Hannon (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Yee Associates, P.C. (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17183632 on 02/24/2021 (349 days app to issue)

Abstract: Creating a multi-tenant model in a container orchestration environment where available host node resources are sharable among tenants is provided. A request to generate a plurality of pods to run a workload of a tenant in the multi-tenant model is received by a proxied node from a controller node in the container orchestration environment. In response to receiving the request to generate the plurality of pods, the plurality of pods to run the workload of the tenant is implemented by the proxied node using available resources from among multiple host nodes of a plurality of host nodes in the container orchestration environment registered to the proxied node.

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


Configuring a switch for extracting packet header fields
Patent No. 11245778 

Inventor(s): Patrick Bosshart (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Barefoot Networks, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA)
Law Firm: Compass IP Law PC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16288074 on 02/27/2019 (1077 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for generating configuration data for configuring a hardware switch is described. The method receives a description of functionality for the hardware switch. Based on the description, the method generates sets of match and action entries to configure the hardware switch to process packets. The method then determines, for each packet header field in a parse graph that specifies instructions for a parser of the switch to extract packet header fields from packets, whether the packet header field is used or modified by at least one match or action entry. The method generates for the parser of the hardware switch configuration data that instructs the parser to extract (i) packet header fields used or modified by at least one match or action entry to a first set of registers and (ii) packet header fields not used by any match or action entries to a second set of registers.

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


Image slicing to generate input frames for a digital micromirror device
Patent No. 11245882 

Inventor(s): Aravind Lakshminarayanan (Plano, TX), Daniel Jay Morgan (McKinney, TX), Vivek Kumar Thakur (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16596292 on 10/08/2019 (854 days app to issue)

Abstract: Example apparatus described herein include a first circuit configured to slice an input image frame into input image slices, the first circuit including first outputs configured to output the input image slices. Described example apparatus also include digital light processing controllers (DLPCs) including first inputs coupled to the first outputs, the digital light processing controllers configured to process the input image slices to produce output image slices, the digital light processing controllers including second outputs configured to output the output image slices. Described example apparatus further include a second circuit including second inputs coupled to the second outputs, the second circuit configured to combine the output image slices to generate image frame data to provide to an input of a digital micromirror device (DMD).

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


Device for decoding a video bitstream
Patent No. 11245893 

Inventor(s): Christopher A. Segall (Camas, WA), Sachin G. Deshpande (Camas, WA)
Assignee(s): Velos Media, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17164757 on 02/01/2021 (372 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for decoding a video bitstream includes receiving a reference picture set associated with a frame including a set of reference picture identifiers. The reference picture set identifies one or more reference pictures to be used for inter-prediction of the frame based upon its associated least significant bits of a picture order count based upon the reference picture identifiers. The one or more reference pictures is a second or greater previous frame to the frame having the matching reference picture identifier.

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


Fast motion estimation for hierarchical coding structures
Patent No. 11245912 

Inventor(s): Akira Osamoto (Plano, TX), Hideo Tamama (The Colony, TX), Hyung Joon Kim (McKinney, TX), Minhua Zhou (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 13548100 on 07/12/2012 (3498 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for motion estimation is provided that includes determining a first motion vector for a first child coding unit (CU) of a parent CU and a second motion vector for a second child CU of the parent CU, wherein the first child CU, the second child CU, and the parent CU are in a CU hierarchy, wherein the first and second child CUs are smallest size CUs in the CU hierarchy, and wherein a first motion search type is used to determine the first motion vector and the second motion vector, selecting the first and second motion vectors as candidate predictors for the parent CU, selecting a predictor for a prediction unit (PU) of the first parent CU from the candidate predictors, and refining the predictor using a second motion search type to determine a motion vector for the PU.

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


Generating and transmitting metadata for virtual reality
Patent No. 11245939 

Inventor(s): Ankur Saxena (Dallas, TX), Hossein Najaf-Zadeh (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15001056 on 01/19/2016 (2212 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user equipment (UE) includes a receiver, display, and processor. The receiver is configured to receive a data stream including a plurality of frames. The data stream includes a region of interest in a key frame of the plurality of frames. The display is configured to display a portion of a frame of the plurality of frames. The processor is configured to perform an action to focus a current view of the UE to the region of interest in the key frame. Each frame of the plurality of frames includes a plurality of images stitched together to form a stitched image. The stitched image for at least one frame of the plurality of frames includes at least one high dynamic range (HDR) image and at least one standard dynamic range (SDR) image.

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


Disguising UE communications in a cellular network
Patent No. 11246031 

Inventor(s): John Thomas Green (Wylie, TX), Steven Michael McCutchen (Prosper, TX)
Assignee(s): Oceus Networks, LLC (Reston, VA)
Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16541714 on 08/15/2019 (908 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile device can select an identifier from a set of identifiers stored by the mobile device. The mobile device can communicate a request for a communication link with a communication system, and the request for the communication link can include the identifier. The communication link can be established based on the identifier. The mobile device can select a second identifier from the set of identifiers. The mobile device can communicate a second request for a second communication link with the communication system, and the second request can include the second identifier. The second communication link can be established based on the second identifier.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for determining a mobility rating of a base station
Patent No. 11246137 

Inventor(s): Krishna K. Bellamkonda (Roanoke, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17248714 on 02/04/2021 (369 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may determine a coverage area associated with a base station. The device may determine a handover weight associated with one or more user equipments (UEs) connected to the base station in the coverage area, wherein the handover weight indicates a degree of mobility of the one or more UEs. The device may identify a geographic region associated with the coverage area and may determine information concerning the geographic region that includes information concerning one or more roads in the geographic region. The device may determine a mobility rating associated with the coverage area based on the handover weight or the information concerning the geographic region. The device may select a beam management profile based on the mobility rating and may send the beam management profile to a different device to allow the different device to control the base station according to the beam management profile.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for valid RACH occasion determination in NR unlicensed
Patent No. 11246160 

Inventor(s): Hongbo Si (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16799636 on 02/24/2020 (715 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and apparatus of a UE in a wireless communication system supporting a shared spectrum channel access is provided. The method comprises: receiving, from a BS, a set of higher layer parameters; identifying, from the received set of higher layer parameters, a set of SS/PBCH blocks assumed to be transmitted by the BS; identifying, from the received set of higher layer parameters, a PRACH slot including at least one random access RO; determining the at least one RO as at least one valid RO; and transmitting, to the BS, a PRACH preamble in the at least one valid RO.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for random access in wireless systems
Patent No. 11246166 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Li Guo (Allen, TX), Young-Han Nam (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16557780 on 08/30/2019 (893 days app to issue)

Abstract: A user equipment (UE) for random access operation in a wireless communication system. The UE comprises at least one transceiver configured to receive, from a base station (BS), RACH configuration information including an RACH structure corresponding to a first beam identification (ID), beam sweeping operation and mapping between downlink signals and RACH chunks and/or RACH preamble subsets. The UE comprises at least one processor configured to determine an RACH preamble based on the RACH structure configuration received from the BS. The UE comprises the transceiver further configured to transmit, to the BS, the RACH preamble over a first beam associated with the first beam ID and receive, from the BS, an RACH response corresponding to the RACH preamble over a second beam, wherein the first beam is different than the second beam.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Door release trim
Patent No. D942911 

Inventor(s): David Leetz (Denton, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29725512 on 02/25/2020 (714 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Exterior surface configuration for a fuel tank
Patent No. D942920 

Inventor(s): Michael Monell (Valley View, TX)
Assignee(s): PACCAR Inc (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29764301 on 12/29/2020 (406 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display panel or portion thereof with graphical user interface
Patent No. D942988 

Inventor(s): Jeffrey Edward Ruediger (McKinney, TX), John A. Gotcher (Prosper, TX), Matthew Schon Bogue (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Magic Leap, Inc. (Plantation, FL)
Law Firm: Vista IP Law Group, LLP (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29731826 on 04/17/2020 (662 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Tobacco container
Patent No. D943188 

Inventor(s): Sayyid Nadimi (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Sam Sokhansanj PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29643680 on 04/10/2018 (1400 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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