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Baroid Industrial Drilling Products (IDP) is an international supplier of drilling fluid additives and services. The company is based in Houston, Texas.

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Dallas Invents: 113 Patents Granted for Week of May 17

Jun 15, 2022

11 for patent activity out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: • AT&T's pre-positioning of streaming content onto communication devices for future content recommendations • Capital One's cognitive analysis of public communications • GF-17's method for creating and sharing bots • K2M's expandable spinal implants • Twisted X's cushioning for shoe sole • Visionary Technologies' machine-learning conversation listening, capturing, and analyzing system and process for determining classroom instructional effectiveness • Woundkair Concepts' total contact cast system and its safe and easy removal US Patent No. 11,331,733 (Total contact cast system and methods for safe and easy removal thereof) was assigned to Woundkair Concepts, Inc. of Fort Worth. 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). THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS Week of May 17, 2022 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100)  113 patents granted NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 13 C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 2 G: PHYSICS 40 Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 15 Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ) 7 Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC) 5 SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 5 Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano) 4 AT&T Intellectual Property I LP (Atlanta, GA) 3 GEODynamics Inc. (Millsap) 2 Halliburton Energy Services Inc. (Houston) 2 UNASSIGNED 9 Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton) 2 Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound) 2 Thomas Jules Frosell (Dallas) 2 Don’t miss Dallas Invents: Sign up for the Dallas Innovates e-newsletter. Patent information is provided by Joe Chiarella, founder of patent analytics company Patent Index and publisher of  The Inventiveness Index . UTILITY PATENTS Feeder Assignee(s): DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (Arlington, TX) Law Firm: Global IP Counselors, LLP (9 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16819621 on 03/16/2020 (792 days app to issue) Abstract: An automatic pet feeder includes a base, a feed auger, a food container connected to the base, and a food dish connected to the base. The feed auger is disposed for rotating movement within the base. The base is configured to receive food from the food container through an opening and delivery food to the food dish using the feed auger. [A01K] ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; CARE OF BIRDS, FISHES, INSECTS; FISHING; REARING OR BREEDING ANIMALS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NEW BREEDS OF ANIMALS Corrective collar utilizing geolocation technology Assignee(s): Protect Animals with Satellites, LLC (Upper Saddle River, NJ) Law Firm: Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 16352024 on 03/13/2019 (1161 days app to issue) Abstract: The disclosed technology includes a pet collar that can be configured to determine its geolocational position and evaluate that position with respect to the geo-fence of a predetermined, geo-fenced ”safe” zone. If the collar determines that its position is inside a safe zone but is near the geo-fence, the collar may be configured to provide a warning correction. If the collar determines that it is outside a predetermined safe zone, the collar can also be configured to provide a stronger correction to discourage the pet from continuing away from the safe zone. The collar may also be configured to guide the pet back to the safe zone such as by varying the strength and/or type of correction provided based at least in part on the distance of the collar from the geo-fence. [A01K] ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; CARE OF BIRDS, FISHES, INSECTS; FISHING; REARING OR BREEDING ANIMALS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NEW BREEDS OF ANIMALS Cushioning for shoe sole Assignee(s): TWISTED X, INC. (Decatur, TX) Law Firm: Decker Jones, PC (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 16407972 on 05/09/2019 (1104 days app to issue) Abstract: An article of footwear has an upper, an outsole and a midsole. The outsole has upper and lower surfaces. The midsole has a midsole lower surface that contacts the upper surface of the outsole. The midsole has at least one cavity located in a heel or a forefoot portion, which cavity opens to a midsole upper surface. A cushion is located in the cavity. The cushion includes resilient balls located in a resilient matrix material. The balls have a first durometer and the matrix material has a second durometer that is different than the first durometer. The midsole has a lower cavity in the lower surface of the midsole, which lower cavity is aligned with an opening in the outsole. Balls are located in the lower cavity. A retainer keeps the balls in the lower cavity and provides a visual indication of the balls in the lower cavity. [A43B] CHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR Steam nozzle system and method Assignee(s): ECP INCORPORATED (Woodridge, IL) Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16251849 on 01/18/2019 (1215 days app to issue) Abstract: Steam cleaning spray nozzle systems and methods of use are described herein. The spray nozzle includes a substantially rigid conduit a support member in fluid communication with a steam source. A portion of the conduit is angled. During use, sufficient eccentric force is produced by the steam to rotate the support member such that steam is ejected from the substantially rigid conduit at an oblique angle relative to the center to of the substantially rigid conduit. [A47L] DOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING (brushes A46B; cleaning quantities of bottles or of other hollow articles of one kind B08B 9/00; laundry D06F); SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL (cleaning in general B08) System and method for human motion detection and tracking Assignee(s): Physmodo, Inc. (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 17362299 on 06/29/2021 (322 days app to issue) Abstract: A system and method for human motion detection and tracking are disclosed. In one embodiment, a smart device having an optical sensing instrument monitors a stage. Memory is accessible to a processor and communicatively coupled to the optical sensing instrument. The system captures an image frame from the optical sensing instrument. The image frame is then converted into a designated image frame format, which is provided to a pose estimator. A two-dimensional dataset is received from the pose estimator. The system then converts, using inverse kinematics, the two-dimensional dataset into a three-dimensional dataset, which includes time-independent static joint positions, and then calculates, using the three-dimensional dataset, the position of each of the respective plurality of body parts in the image frame. [A61B] DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (analysing biological material G01N, e.g. G01N 33/48) Transcutaneous analyte sensor systems and methods Assignee(s): DexCom, Inc. (San Diego, CA) Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 17446279 on 08/27/2021 (263 days app to issue) Abstract: Systems for applying a transcutaneous monitor to a person can include a telescoping assembly, a sensor, and a base with adhesive to couple the sensor to skin. The sensor can be located within the telescoping assembly while the base protrudes from a distal end of the system. The system can be configured to couple the sensor to the base by compressing the telescoping assembly. [A61B] DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (analysing biological material G01N, e.g. G01N 33/48) C-shaped arthroscopic intra-articular pin aimer Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 16804342 on 02/28/2020 (809 days app to issue) Abstract: This disclosure provides an apparatus and method for manufacturing a arthroscopic intra-articular pin aimer is provided. The arthroscopic intra-articular pin aimer is arthroscopic intra-articular pin aimer meant to guide and change direction of arthroscopic, intra-articular pins used to drill within a joint. The arthroscopic intra-articular pin aimer includes a partial loop formed to capture an intra-articular device entered into a joint; an extension neck connected to the partial loop; and a handle connected to the extension neck. [A61F] FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS (dental prosthetics A61C) [2006.01] Expandable spinal implants Assignee(s): K2M, Inc. (Leesburg, VA) Law Firm: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz Mentlik, LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16516702 on 07/19/2019 (1033 days app to issue) Abstract: A spinal implant has a proximal region and a distal region, and includes an upper body and a lower body each having inner surfaces disposed in opposed relation relative to each other. A proximal adjustment assembly is disposed between the upper and lower bodies at the proximal region of the spinal implant and is adjustably coupled to the upper and lower bodies, and a distal adjustment assembly is disposed between the upper and lower bodies at the distal region of the spinal implant and is adjustably coupled to the upper and lower bodies. The proximal and distal adjustment assemblies are independently movable with respect to each other to change a vertical height of at least one of the proximal region or the distal region of the spinal implant. [A61F] FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS (dental prosthetics A61C) [2006.01] Topical skin care formulations comprising botanical extracts Assignee(s): MARY KAY INC. (Addison, TX) Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16738719 on 01/09/2020 (859 days app to issue) Abstract: A method of treating skin by reducing tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-) activity or matrix metalloproteinase enzyme (MMP-1) activity in a person”s skin is disclosed. The method can include topically applying a composition that includes an effective amount of an extract of [i]Brachychiton acerifolius [/i]to the person”s skin to reduce TNF- activity or MMP-1 activity in the skin. [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) Neurostimulation method and system with current regulator biased by floating power supply Assignee(s): ADVANCED NEUROMODULATION SYSTEMS, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: The Small Patent Law Group LLC (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16401971 on 05/02/2019 (1111 days app to issue) Abstract: A neurostimulation (NS) system and method are provided. The system includes a power supply having positive and negative terminals. The negative terminal defines a reference ground. An array of electrodes includes first and second active electrodes for delivering stimulation therapy configured to be located proximate to neural tissue of interest that is associated with a target region. A control circuit is configured to control delivery of stimulation current for a NS therapy between the first and second electrodes. A current regulator (CR) circuit is connected to, and configured to control current flow through, at least the first electrode during delivery of the stimulation therapy under direction of the control circuit. A floating power supply is connected across power supply terminals of the CR circuit. The CR circuit and floating power supply are coupled to a floating ground node that is electrically separate from the reference ground. [A61N] ELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY (measurement of bioelectric currents A61B; surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body A61B 18/00; anaesthetic apparatus in general A61M; incandescent lamps H01K; infra-red radiators for heating H05B) [6] Golf putting training aid Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 17202315 on 03/15/2021 (428 days app to issue) Abstract: A golfing apparatus for assisting a golfer in putting includes a guide member adapted to encourage only certain motions during the golf swing to improve the engagement of ball with club and subsequently improve ball control, trajectory and speed. Further the golfing apparatus includes a movable member configured to slide along a path defined by the guide member and coupled with the putter handle. The guide member is affixed to the waist of a golfer. The guide member is curved to follow a natural rotation of arms and shoulders of the golfer and can be adjusted for proper angle that best fits a golfer”s stance and has a second planar back stop surface to further align and control the movement of the putter club head, thereby assisting the golfer in putting. [A63B] APPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT (apparatus for passive exercising, massage A61H) Total contact cast system and methods for safe and easy removal thereof Inventor(s): Cameron B. Morton (Madisonville, LA), Danny E. Anderson (Aledo, TX), James R. Wilcox (Jacksonville, FL), Kimberly G. Anderson (Aledo, TX), Stephen C. Morvel, Jr. (Aledo, TX), Thomas E. Serena (Norwell, MA), Timothy A. May Assignee(s): Woundkair Concepts, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15390923 on 12/27/2016 (1967 days app to issue) Abstract: A cast system, which includes: a padding layer configured to be disposed within a cast and support a portion of a patient”s limb; a casting material which hardens around the padding layer and form an outer shell of the cast surrounding the patient”s limb; and a wire saw configured to be disposed within the cast and extend along a longitudinal axis of the cast. The wire saw has a cutting surface which is at least partly enclosed by a plastic sheath. By enclosing the wire saw cutting surface in a plastic sheath, the saw does not lock up during the cutting operation, cutting is facilitated, allowing for easy and safe removal of the cast by pulling at least one end of the wire saw so as to cut through the outer shell of the cast. [A61F] FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS (dental prosthetics A61C) [2006.01] Microbubble and nanobubble expansion using perfluorocarbon nanodroplets for enhanced ultrasound imaging and therapy Inventor(s): Carlos J. Brambila (Dallas, TX), Caroline De Gracia Lux (Dallas, TX), Jacques Lux (Dallas, TX), Robert F. Mattrey (Dallas, TX), Zhenghong Gao (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System (Austin, TX) Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16798876 on 02/24/2020 (813 days app to issue) Abstract: The disclosure describes imaging and therapy techniques comprising nanodroplets. More particularly, aspects of the disclosure relate to the use of nanodroplets to modify nanobubbles or microbubbles to provide improved imaging and/or therapeutic techniques and compositions. [A61N] ELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY (measurement of bioelectric currents A61B; surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body A61B 18/00; anaesthetic apparatus in general A61M; incandescent lamps H01K; infra-red radiators for heating H05B) [6]   O P E R A T I O N S  &  T R A N S P O R T Apparatus and system for swing adsorption processes Assignee(s): ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company (Spring, TX) Law Firm: ExxonMobil Upstream Research CompanyLaw Department (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16252975 on 01/21/2019 (1212 days app to issue) Abstract: Provided are apparatus and systems for performing a swing adsorption process. This swing adsorption process may involve performing dampening for fluctuations in the streams conducted away from the adsorbent bed unit. The process may be utilized for swing adsorption processes, such as rapid cycle TSA and/or rapid cycle PSA, which are utilized to remove one or more contaminants from a gaseous feed stream. [B01D] SEPARATION (separating solids from solids by wet methods B03B, B03D, by pneumatic jigs or tables B03B, by other dry methods B07; magnetic or electrostatic separation of solid materials from solid materials or fluids, separation by high-voltage electric fields B03C; centrifuges B04B; vortex apparatus B04C; presses per se for squeezing-out liquid from liquid-containing material B30B 9/02) [5] Bond fixture for composite splice fairing assembly Assignee(s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT) Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16567778 on 09/11/2019 (979 days app to issue) Abstract: A bond fixture includes a frame that defines a chamber for receiving a component. At least one bladder assembly is mounted to the frame and extends into the chamber to apply a pressure to an adjacent surface of the component. A caul assembly is positionable about the component and receivable within the chamber. The caul assembly heats a localized portion of the component. [B21D] WORKING OR PROCESSING OF SHEET METAL OR METAL TUBES, RODS OR PROFILES WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL (working or processing of wire B21F) Auto-adaptive braze dispensing systems and methods Assignee(s): Raytheon Technologies Corporation (Farmington, CT) Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 17000115 on 08/21/2020 (634 days app to issue) Abstract: Systems and methods for moving a substrate to a vision system using a robot; using the vision system to determine where a braze material is to be applied to the substrate; moving the substrate to a braze dispenser using the robot; applying a braze material to the substrate using the braze dispenser based on the determination from the vision system; and using the vison system to determine whether to apply additional braze to the substrate, including for the substrate of a component for gas turbine engine, such as configured for use in an aircraft. [B23K] SOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM (making metal-coated products by extruding metal B21C 23/22; building up linings or coverings by casting B22D 19/08; casting by dipping B22D 23/04; manufacture of composite layers by sintering metal powder B22F 7/00; arrangements on machine tools for copying or controlling B23Q; covering metals or covering materials with metals, not otherwise provided for C23C; burners F23D) Vehicle speed control using speed maps Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16239014 on 01/03/2019 (1230 days app to issue) Abstract: Disclosed is a method for controlling the speed of a vehicle, the method comprising: determining a speed limit; determining an offset value based on (i) the speed limit, and (ii) a speed map, the speed map comprising a plurality of entries, each entry associating one of the offset values with a respective speed limit; and setting the speed of the vehicle according to the speed limit and the determined offset value. [B60K] ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS IN VEHICLES; AUXILIARY DRIVES FOR VEHICLES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST OR FUEL SUPPLY OF PROPULSION UNITS IN VEHICLES [2006.01] Vehicle communication system Assignee(s): TRANSPORTATION IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Norwalk, CT) Law Firm: The Small Patent Law Group LLC (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16423537 on 05/28/2019 (1085 days app to issue) Abstract: A system includes one or more processors, a communication device, and a positive train control (PTC) system. The one or more processors and communication device are onboard a lead vehicle of a vehicle system that includes the lead vehicle and a first remote vehicle. The PTC system is configured to restrict movement of the vehicle system based on a location of the vehicle system. The PTC system communicates a list of vehicle identifiers to the one or more processors. The communication device communicates a wireless linking message, which includes a vehicle identifier associated with the first remote vehicle, to the first remote vehicle. The communication device establishes a communication link between the lead vehicle and the first remote vehicle responsive to receipt of the wireless linking message at the first remote vehicle. The one or more processors remotely control movement of the first remote vehicle via the communication link. [B61C] LOCOMOTIVES; MOTOR RAILCARS (vehicles in general B60; frames or bogies B61F; special railroad equipment for locomotives B61J, B61K) Anti-torque systems for rotorcraft Inventor(s): Carlos Alexander Fenny (Fort Worth, TX), Eric A. Sinusas (Euless, TX), Erik John Oltheten (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 17035629 on 09/28/2020 (596 days app to issue) Abstract: An anti-torque system for a rotorcraft includes a first tail fan assembly including a plurality of first fan blades and a second tail fan assembly including a plurality of second fan blades. The first tail fan assembly has a larger diameter than the second tail fan assembly. The first fan blades have a larger rotational inertia than the second fan blades such that the second fan blades experience a larger angular acceleration than the first fan blades in response to torque, thereby providing yaw control for the rotorcraft. [B64C] AEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS (air-cushion vehicles B60V) Method for enhanced fuel cell protection from adjacent damaged components Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI) Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 16143720 on 09/27/2018 (1328 days app to issue) Abstract: A method and device for protecting an adjacent rupturable component including positioning a sheet of puncture resistant, flexible material including one or more openings at or about the structure opening wherein the one or more openings accommodate the rupturable component; permanently or semi-permanently attaching the sheet to the structure at a first portion of an area of the sheet; and positioning the rupturable component through the one or more openings, such that one or more portions of the rupturable component near the one or more openings are protected by the sheet if the structure becomes frayed; wherein the sheet prevents damage to the rupturable component if the structure frays or fractures at or about the structure opening. [B64D] EQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT Lawn bag and accessory Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 16824974 on 03/20/2020 (788 days app to issue) Abstract: The lawn bag generally comprises a bag bottom, bag sides, and left-side and right-side flaps, each foldingly connected to one of the bag sides. The left-side and right-side flaps are each moveable from stowed positions to extended positions. The flaps in the stowed position may be positioned flat against the respective sides to which they are attached. The left-side flap and the right-side flap, when in the extended position, extends to the left and right of the bag, respectively, and are generally coplanar with a bag front side. [B65F] GATHERING OR REMOVAL OF DOMESTIC OR LIKE REFUSE (disinfecting refuse A61L; refuse disintegrators B02C; sorting refuse B03B, B07B; handcarts for transporting refuse receptacles B62B; sack holders B65B 67/00; converting refuse into fertilisers C05F; converting refuse into solid fuels C10L; sewers, cesspools E03F; arrangements in buildings for the disposal of refuse E04F 17/10; refuse-consuming furnaces F23G) Wind turbine blade railroad fixture system and method Assignee(s): BNSF Logistics, LLC (Springdale, AR) Law Firm: Dan Brown Law Office (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16811344 on 03/06/2020 (802 days app to issue) Abstract: A rail fixture system for wind turbine blades on a consist three flatcars, includes a root-support fixture that enables lateral movement, a mid-support fixture with a pair of lateral guides on opposing sides of the to limit the blade”s lateral movement, and blade-pusher posts adjacent a curved portion of the blade, coupled to gravity weights, that intermittently engage sides of the blade and apply gravity forces in response to relative lateral movement thereof around rail curves, and which bends the blade, applies a fulcrum force against the lateral guides, and translates the root end of the blade in an opposing lateral direction. [B60P] VEHICLES ADAPTED FOR LOAD TRANSPORTATION OR TO TRANSPORT, TO CARRY, OR TO COMPRISE SPECIAL LOADS OR OBJECTS (vehicles with special provisions for transporting patients or disabled persons, or their personal conveyances A61G 3/00)   C H E M I S T R Y & M E T A L L U R G Y Well wastewater treatment Assignee(s): Aquamare, LLC (Oklahoma City, OK) Law Firm: McAfee Taft (7 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16272909 on 02/11/2019 (1191 days app to issue) Abstract: A process for continuously treating a stream of water (for example, a stream of oil and gas well wastewater) to remove contaminants therefrom is provided. The process comprises: a) testing the stream of water to determine if it contains biological matter and, if necessary, removing biological matter from the stream; b) testing the pH level of the stream and, if necessary, adjusting the pH level of the stream; c) separating the stream of water into a sludge discharge stream and a separator unit effluent stream; d) separating the separator unit effluent stream into a steam discharge stream and a concentrated brine stream; and e) separating the concentrated brine stream into a chlorine gas stream and at least one of a sodium stream and a calcium stream. A corresponding system is also provided. [C02F] TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE (processes for making harmful chemical substances harmless, or less harmful, by effecting a chemical change in the substances A62D 3/00; separation, settling tanks or filter devices B01D; special arrangements on waterborne vessels of installations for treating water, waste water or sewage, e.g. for producing fresh water, B63J; adding materials to water to prevent corrosion C23F; treating radioactively-contaminated liquids G21F 9/04) [3] Oligonucleotide probes and uses thereof Inventor(s): David Spetzler (Paradise Valley, AZ), Heather O”Neill (Mesa, AZ), Mark Miglarese (Phoenix, AZ), Tassilo Hornung (Phoenix, AZ), Valeriy Domenyuk (Phoenix, AZ) Assignee(s): Caris Science, Inc. (Irving, TX) Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16897976 on 06/10/2020 (706 days app to issue) Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided to identify oligonucleotides that bind targets of interest. The targets include tissues, cells, circulating biomarkers such as microvesicles, including those derived from various diseases. The oligonucleotides can be used in diagnostic and therapeutic applications. [C12N] MICROORGANISMS OR ENZYMES; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF (biocides, pest repellants or attractants, or plant growth regulators containing microorganisms, viruses, microbial fungi, enzymes, fermentates, or substances produced by, or extracted from, microorganisms or animal material A01N 63/00; medicinal preparations A61K; fertilisers C05F); PROPAGATING, PRESERVING, OR MAINTAINING MICROORGANISMS; MUTATION OR GENETIC ENGINEERING; CULTURE MEDIA (microbiological testing media C12Q 1/00) [3]   F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S Roofing membrane with protrusions Assignee(s): BMIC LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 17508347 on 10/22/2021 (207 days app to issue) Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure relate roofing membranes that may include at least one first layer including a first plurality of protrusions; at least one second layer including a second plurality of protrusions; and a plurality of inner regions disposed between a raised protrusion of the first plurality of protrusions and a raised protrusion of the second plurality of protrusions. Some embodiments of the present disclosure relate to methods of forming roofing membranes. The methods may include applying a blowable ink onto at least one porous layer; sandwiching the at least one porous layer between the at least one first layer and the at least one second layer; and expanding the blowable ink, so as to form the first plurality of protrusions, the second plurality of protrusions, and the plurality of inner regions. [E04D] ROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS (coverings of outer walls by plaster or other porous material E04F 13/00) Sliding standoff assembly Assignee(s): Fast Forward Technology LLC (Lewisville, TX) Law Firm: Law Office of Jeff Williams PLLC (Local + 690 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16872917 on 05/12/2020 (735 days app to issue) Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a standoff assembly for a sucker rod used for sucker rod pumps. The assembly includes an annulus body, a hole that passes through the annulus body, the hole configured to permit a sucker rod to translate through the hole, a sliding material component located along the surface of the hole, and a temporary component; wherein upon elimination of the temporary component, the sliding material component interacts with the sucker rod to reduce sliding friction as the sucker rod translates through the assembly. [E21B] EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING (mining, quarrying E21C; making shafts, driving galleries or tunnels E21D); OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS [5] Pulsing fracing apparatus and methodology Assignee(s): GEODynamics, Inc. (Millsap, TX) Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16635263 on 03/16/2018 (1523 days app to issue) Abstract: A setting tool for opening and dosing a sleeve inside a casing includes a body extending along a central longitudinal axis (X); a set of holding dogs located around the body; and a set of sleeve dogs located around the body. The set of sleeve dogs are configured to move along the central longitudinal axis (X) relative to the set of holding dogs. [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] Multiple shunt pressure assembly for gravel packing Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16347711 on 03/28/2019 (1146 days app to issue) Abstract: A lower completion assembly made up of an upper sand screen assembly and a lower sand screen assembly. Each sand screen assembly includes a shunt system. Each shunt system includes a transport tube and a packing tube extending from a junction block. Each packing tube includes a plurality of nozzles spaced apart from the junction block and from each other. The shunt system of the upper sand screen assembly has a higher pressure rating than the shunt system of the lower sand screen assembly. The wall thickness of the transport tubes of the upper sand screen assembly shunt system is greater than the wall thickness of the transport tubes of the lower sand screen assembly shunt system. [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] Systems and methods for gravel packing wells Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16279769 on 02/19/2019 (1183 days app to issue) Abstract: A well screen system includes upstream and downstream screen assemblies arranged along an axis. The assemblies each have first and second transport tubes. A first packing tube is connected to the first transport tube by first adapter and has an uppermost nozzle axially spaced from the first adapter by a first effective packing tube length. A second packing tube is connected to the second transport tube by a second adapter and has an uppermost nozzle axially spaced from the second adapter by a second effective packing tube length different than the first effective packing tube length. The downstream screen assembly second transport tube is connected to the upstream screen assembly first transport tube to alternate the effective packing tube lengths of packing tube uppermost nozzles along the screen system. Methods of making well screen systems and methods of gravel packing well screen systems are also disclosed. [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] Convertible and addressable switch assembly for wellbore operations Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap, TX) Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 17507909 on 10/22/2021 (207 days app to issue) Abstract: A convertible and addressable switch assembly includes an interface (I/O) configured to connect to a controller along a telemetry system; and a processor connected to the interface (I/O). The processor is configured to receive a command from the controller, along the telemetry system, to change a first value of a mode status variable to a desired second value, wherein the first value is associated with a first operating mode of the switch assembly and the second value is associated with a second operating mode, which is different from the first operating mode; change the first value to the second value within the switch assembly; and store in a non-volatile memory, at the switch assembly, the second value of the mode status variable. [E21B] EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING (mining, quarrying E21C; making shafts, driving galleries or tunnels E21D); OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS [5]   M E C H A N I C A L  E N G I N E E R I N G LIGHTING | HEATING | WEAPONS | BLASTING Assignee(s): Raytheon Technologies Corporation (Farmington, CT) Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16396115 on 04/26/2019 (1117 days app to issue) Abstract: A dynamic sleeve seal fitting including a first sleeve having a tongue portion, a second sleeve having a groove configured to receive the tongue portion, and a first seal member coupled to at least one of the tongue portion or the groove. The first seal being configured to generate a seal between the first sleeve and the second sleeve in response to inserting the tongue portion into the groove. [F16L] PIPES; JOINTS OR FITTINGS FOR PIPES; SUPPORTS FOR PIPES, CABLES OR PROTECTIVE TUBING; MEANS FOR THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL Electrical power from peripheral devices Inventor(s): Bruno Jean Michel Cheron (McKinney, TX), Helene Jiaqi Amy Cheron (McKinney, TX), Xuan Song (McKinney, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 16932528 on 07/17/2020 (669 days app to issue) Abstract: A fluid flow device has a body with a mechanism for altering state of a fluid flowing through the device, an inlet conduit providing inlet of the flowing fluid to the body of the device, an outlet conduit providing outlet of the flowing fluid from the body of the device, and a micro-generator assembly installed in either the inlet conduit or the outlet conduit, the micro-generator assembly having an impeller driven by the flowing fluid, the impeller turning a shaft driving a generator producing a voltage across two output conductors. [F03B] MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS (machines or engines for liquids and elastic fluids F01; positive-displacement engines for liquids F03C; positive-displacement machines for liquids F04) Polymer ammunition and cartridge primer insert Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX) Law Firm: Burdick Patents, P.A. (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 17000700 on 08/24/2020 (631 days app to issue) Abstract: The present invention provides polymer ammunition having a primer insert having: a top surface; a bottom surface opposite the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the coupling element comprises an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein the interior surface comprises: a transition region that transitions from the bottom surface to a second segment wherein the transition region has a radius of from 0.02 to 0.08; a first segment extending from the second segment and terminates at a tip, wherein the first segment has a first segment distance from 0.05 to 0.09 inches and the second segment has a second segment distance from 0.05 to 0.09 inches, wherein the second segment has a second segment angle from +3 to 3 degrees relative to the first segment angle and the first segment has a first segment angle from +6 to 6 degrees from perpendicular to the top surface; a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface; a primer flash aperture positioned in the primer recess through the bottom surface; and a flash aperture groove in the primer recess and positioned around the primer flash aperture and adapted to receive a polymer overmolding through the primer flash aperture. [F42B] EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, e.g. FOR BLASTING; FIREWORKS; AMMUNITION (explosive compositions C06B; fuzes F42C; blasting F42D) [5] Polymer ammunition and cartridge primer insert Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX) Law Firm: Burdick Patents, P.A. (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 17000721 on 08/24/2020 (631 days app to issue) Abstract: The present invention provides polymer ammunition having a primer insert having: a top surface; a bottom surface opposite the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the coupling element comprises an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein the interior surface comprises: a transition region that transitions from the bottom surface to a second segment wherein the transition region has a radius of from 0.02 to 0.2; a first segment extending from the second segment and terminates at a tip, wherein the first segment has a first segment distance from 0.02 to 0.18 inches and the second segment has a second segment distance from 0.02 to 0.18 inches, wherein the second segment has a second segment angle from +3 to 3 degrees relative to the first segment angle and the first segment has a first segment angle from +6 to 6 degrees from perpendicular to the top surface; a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface; a primer flash aperture positioned in the primer recess through the bottom surface; and a flash aperture groove in the primer recess and positioned around the primer flash aperture and adapted to receive a polymer overmolding through the primer flash aperture. [F42B] EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, e.g. FOR BLASTING; FIREWORKS; AMMUNITION (explosive compositions C06B; fuzes F42C; blasting F42D) [5]   Vehicle virtual assistant systems and methods for storing and utilizing data associated with vehicle stops Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16572894 on 09/17/2019 (973 days app to issue) Abstract: A virtual assistance system for a vehicle is provided. The virtual assistance system includes one or more processors, one or more memory modules communicatively coupled to the one or more processors, an input device communicatively coupled to the one or more processors, an output device communicatively coupled to the one or more processors, and machine readable instructions stored in the one or more memory modules. The virtual assistance system detects a duration of a vehicle stop. When the duration of the stop is greater than a predetermined threshold, the system requests a reason for the stop, receives the reason for the stop, determines a location, date, and time of the stop, and stores a record comprising data associated with the stop. [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) Fluid composition sensor device and method of using the same Assignee(s): Honeywell International Inc. (Morris Plains, NJ) Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP (Local + 10 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16790923 on 02/14/2020 (823 days app to issue) Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to a fluid composition sensor device and method of using the same. In various embodiments, the fluid flow composition sensor is configured to receive a volume of fluid, the fluid composition sensor comprising a housing, a removable fluid flow component, an impactor nozzle, a collection media assembly dock element configured to receive a replaceable collection media assembly comprising a collection media configured to receive one or more particles within the volume of fluid, an imaging device configured to capture an image of at least a portion of the one or more particles received by the fluid composition sensor, and a controller configured to determine, based at least in part on the image, at least one particle characteristic of the volume of fluid. The imaging device may be configured to capture the image of one or more particles received by the fluid composition sensor using lensless holography. [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) Interposer instrumentation method and apparatus Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 17181402 on 02/22/2021 (449 days app to issue) Abstract: The disclosure describes a novel method and apparatus for improving interposers to include embedded monitoring instruments for real time monitoring digital signals, analog signals, voltage signals and temperature sensors located in the interposer. An embedded monitor trigger unit controls the starting and stopping of the real time monitoring operations. The embedded monitoring instruments are accessible via an 1149.1 TAP interface on the interposer. [G01R] MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES (indicating correct tuning of resonant circuits H03J 3/12) Testing of integrated circuits during at-speed mode of operation Inventor(s): Khushboo Agarwal (Bangalore, , IN), Raashid Moin Shaikh (Bangalore, , IN), Rajesh Kumar Tiwari (Bangalore, , IN), Sanjay Krishna Hulical Vijayaraghavachar (Karnataka, , IN), Srivaths Ravi (Bangalore, , IN), Wilson Pradeep (Bangalore, Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16703909 on 12/05/2019 (894 days app to issue) Abstract: Methods for testing an application specific integrated circuit (ASIC). A set of representations is created that overlays power density information and clock gate physical locations of a set of clock gates in a critical sub-chip of the ASIC for test mode power analysis. The set of representations are further grouped in the sub-chip into various groups based on overlapping of the set of representations. Then, a set of test control signals is generated corresponding to each of the set of clock gates during at-speed test mode of operation such that each clock gate with overlapping representations receive different test control signals. Further, patterns are generated using a virtual constraint function to selectively enable the set of test control signals such that the set of test control signals are not activated simultaneously. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Hall-effect sensor with reduced offset voltage Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 17015347 on 09/09/2020 (615 days app to issue) Abstract: A semiconductor device includes first and second Hall-effect sensors. Each sensor has first and third opposite terminals and second and fourth opposite terminals. A control circuit is configured to direct a current through the first and second sensors and to measure a corresponding Hall voltage of the first and second sensors. Directing includes applying a first source voltage in a first direction between the first and third terminals of the first sensor and applying a second source voltage in a second direction between the first and third terminals of the second sensor. A third source voltage is applied in a third direction between the second and fourth terminals of the first sensor, and a fourth source voltage is applied in a fourth direction between the second and fourth terminals of the second sensor. The third direction is rotated clockwise from the first direction and the fourth direction rotated counter-clockwise from the second direction. [G01R] MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES (indicating correct tuning of resonant circuits H03J 3/12) Buffer sample size control for variable chirp radar Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16359544 on 03/20/2019 (1154 days app to issue) Abstract: A method of radar signal processing includes providing an analog front end (AFE) including an amplifier coupled between an antenna and an ADC in a receive path, where an ADC output is coupled to an input of an elastic ADC buffer (elastic buffer) including a divided memory with for writing samples from the ADC (samples) while reading earlier written samples to a first signal processor by a high speed interface. A transmit path includes at least one power amplifier provided by the AFE coupled to drive an antenna. A Greatest Common Divisor (GCD) is determined across all chirps in a radar frame programmed to be used. For each frame a sample size for the elastic buffer is dynamically controlled constant to be equal to the GCD for reading samples from one memory block and writing samples to another memory block throughout all chirps in the frame. [G01S] RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES Frequency modulation for interference free optical time of flight system Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15649493 on 07/13/2017 (1769 days app to issue) Abstract: An optical time of flight system includes a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter is configured to generate a modulation signal having a modulation signal frequency that varies as a function of time, generate an optical waveform with amplitude modulation corresponding to the modulation signal, and direct the optical waveform toward a field of view (FOV). The receiver is configured to receive the optical waveform reflected off of an object within the FOV and determine a distance to the object based on a time of flight from the transmitter to the object and back to the receiver. [G01S] RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES Static virtual reference station agents for global navigation satellite system corrections Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16362093 on 03/22/2019 (1152 days app to issue) Abstract: A microservice node can include a network real-time kinematics (RTK) device to receive raw satellite data associated with a physical reference station via a first message in a first message queue, to receive static virtual location data associated with a static virtual reference station (VRS) agent, to generate corrections data for the static VRS agent based on the raw satellite data and the static virtual location data, and to transmit the corrections data to the static VRS agent. The microservice node can include the static VRS agent to publish the corrections data in a second message in a second message queue. The microservice node can include an adapter device to determine that the client device is located within a geographic area associated with the static VRS agent and to transmit the corrections data from the second message queue to the client device. [G01S] RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES Fiber transition housing with optical connection features Inventor(s): Christian Shane Duran (Fort Worth, TX), John Austin Keenum (Haltom City, TX), Robert Alexander Crane (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): Corning Research Development Corporation (Corning, NY) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16864663 on 05/01/2020 (746 days app to issue) Abstract: An enclosure configured to simultaneously accommodate different connectorization applications includes a backplate and a bulkhead bracket and splice retention clips coupled to the backplate. The bulkhead bracket includes openings configured to house adapters for a first connecterized application. The splice retention clips are configured to accommodate one or more of a fusion splice protector and a mechanical splice for a second connecterized application. The bulkhead bracket, with or without an adapter, is configured to be uncoupled from the backplate to allow access to the splice retention clips for insertion or deletion of the fusion splice protector or the mechanical splice. The bulkhead bracket is configured to be recoupled with the backplate and over the splice retention clips. [G02B] OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS (G02F takes precedence; optical elements specially adapted for use in lighting devices or systems thereof F21V 1/00-F21V 13/00; measuring-instruments, see the relevant subclass of class G01, e.g. optical rangefinders G01C; testing of optical elements, systems, or apparatus G01M 11/00; spectacles G02C; apparatus or arrangements for taking photographs or for projecting or viewing them G03B; sound lenses G10K 11/30; electron and ion “optics” H01J; X-ray “optics” H01J, H05G 1/00; optical elements structurally combined with electric discharge tubes H01J 5/16, H01J 29/89, H01J 37/22; microwave “optics” H01Q; combination of optical elements with television receivers H04N 5/72; optical systems or arrangements in colour television systems H04N 9/00; heating arrangements specially adapted for transparent or reflecting areas H05B 3/84) [7] Optical engine Assignee(s): Rockley Photonics Limited (Oxford, , GB) Law Firm: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (6 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16383309 on 04/12/2019 (1131 days app to issue) Abstract: A system including an optical engine. In some embodiments, the system includes an integrated circuit in a first-level package, and the system includes the optical engine, in the first-level package, and the optical engine includes an electro-optical chip. [G02F] DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING; TECHNIQUES OR PROCEDURES FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF; FREQUENCY-CHANGING; NON-LINEAR OPTICS; OPTICAL LOGIC ELEMENTS; OPTICAL ANALOGUE/DIGITAL CONVERTERS [4] Alert-enabled passive application integration Assignee(s): Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. (Tarrytown, NY) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16636358 on 08/24/2018 (1362 days app to issue) Abstract: A software-implemented, alert-enabled passive element and method that allows a user to receive updates from unrelated sources and to provide alerts and status information within a centralized information source without customization or modification of the unrelated sources. Data and information from multiple, independent systems is integrated into a single element that provides a centralized information source. A user is provided with the ability to specify the type of data to be gathered from the independent systems, the specific location where the data is to be retrieved, and a reference value for each instance of data to be retrieved. A comparison between the retrieved data and the reference value is thus enabled. Information regarding a mismatch or retrieved value beyond or outside an acceptable value or range of values may then be provided to the user within the passive element. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Measuring operator readiness and readiness testing triggering in an autonomous vehicle Inventor(s): Alekh Vaidya (San Diego, CA), Daniel A. Deninger (Carlsbad, CA), David Forney (La Jolla, CA), Jason Palmer (Carlsbad, CA), Jeffrey Griswold (San Diego, CA), Mark Freitas (San Diego, CA), Slaven Sljivar (San Diego, CA) Assignee(s): SMARTDRIVE SYSTEMS, INC. (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Esplin Associates, PC (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 16899377 on 06/11/2020 (705 days app to issue) Abstract: This disclosure relates to a system and method for transitioning vehicle control between autonomous operation and manual operation. The system includes sensors configured to generate output signals conveying information related to the vehicle and its operation. During autonomous vehicle operation, the system gauges the level of responsiveness of a vehicle operator through challenges and corresponding responses. The system determines when to present a challenge to the vehicle operator based on internal and external factors. If necessary, the system will transition from an autonomous operation mode to a manual operation mode. [G05D] SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES (for continuous casting of metals B22D 11/16; valves per se F16K; sensing non-electric variables, see the relevant subclasses of G01; for regulating electric or magnetic variables G05F) Software defined icon interactions with multiple and expandable layers Inventor(s): Chen Tian (Union City, CA), Lawrence Davison (San Jose, CA), Reza Yazdani (Los Altos, CA), Ziang Hu (Union City, CA), Zongfang Lin (Santa Clara, CA) Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16164423 on 10/18/2018 (1307 days app to issue) Abstract: A method of controlling an electronic device is provided, comprising receiving a selection contact within a first icon region of a first icon displayed on a pressure-sensing display screen of the electronic device, displaying on the pressure-sensing display screen a second set of icons related to the first icon, detecting that the selection contact uninterruptedly moves to a second icon of the second set of icons and selects the second icon, displaying on the pressure-sensing display screen a third set of icons related to the second icon, detecting that the selection contact uninterruptedly moves to a third icon of the third set of icons and selects the third icon, and initiating an application or function associated with the third icon. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Nanoservicesa programming design pattern for managing the state of fine-grained object instances Assignee(s): Dell Products L.P. (Hopkinton, MA) Law Firm: Anderson Gorecki LLP (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16840872 on 04/06/2020 (771 days app to issue) Abstract: Subscriber-managed nanoservices enable the states of multiple instances of an object to be contemporaneously updated without requiring an object-wide mutex or per-instance dedicated threads. A separate subscriber-managed nanoservice is implemented for each object instance. Each subscriber-managed nanoservice includes a first function that adds requests to update state of an object instance to a FIFO queue and provides a lock to only one subscriber thread at a time. Each subscriber-managed nanoservice includes a second function that combines queued requests and performs object instance state updates response to calls from the lock-holding subscriber thread. Each subscriber-managed nanoservice functions independently so multiple instances of an object can be contemporaneously updated. Further, it is not necessary to have a dedicated thread for management of each object instance because the subscriber threads call the functions. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Microcontroller architecture for non-volatile memory Inventor(s): Chi-Lin Hsu (San Jose, CA), Hiroyuki Mizukoshi (Kawasaki, , JP), Tai-Yuan Tseng (Milpitas, CA), Yan Li (Milpitas, CA) Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX) Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16909467 on 06/23/2020 (693 days app to issue) Abstract: A non-volatile memory system comprises a memory structure and a control circuit connected to the memory structure. The control circuit includes a programmable and reprogrammable microcontroller. The microcontroller has a first processor that executes instructions to coordinate sequences of voltages applied to the memory structure by a first circuit in order to perform memory operations. The microcontroller has a second processor that executes second instructions to control a second circuit to test conditions of the non-volatile memory cells in response to the voltages applied to the memory structure. The microcontroller may have a third processor that controls the flow of the memory operation and directs the first and second processors to execute the instructions. The instructions of the various processors may be updated, which provides for flexible flow, core operation control, and condition testing. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Predication methods for vector processors Inventor(s): Duc Quang Bui (Grand Prairie, TX), Joseph Zbiciak (San Jose, CA), Timothy Anderson (University Park, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16361449 on 03/22/2019 (1152 days app to issue) Abstract: A technique for method for executing instructions in a processor includes receiving a first instruction, receiving a second instruction, identifying a functional unit specified by an opcode contained in an opcode field of the first instruction, selecting a field of the second instruction that contains predicate information based on the identified functional unit, and executing the first instruction in a conditional manner using the identified functional unit and the predicate information contained in the selected field of the second instruction. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Main processor prefetching operands for coprocessor operations Inventor(s): Alan Gatherer (Richardson, TX), Ashish Rai Shrivastava (Plano, TX), Lee Dobson McFearin (Plano, TX), Peter Yan (Frisco, TX), Sushma Wokhlu (Frisco, TX), Tong Sun (Allen, TX), Ywhpyng Harn (Milpitas, CA) Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15586937 on 05/04/2017 (1839 days app to issue) Abstract: Technology for providing data to a processing unit is disclosed. A computer processor may be divided into a master processing unit and consumer processing units. The master processing unit at least partially decodes a machine instruction and determines whether data is needed to execute the machine instruction. The master processing unit sends a request to memory for the data. The request may indicate that the data is to be sent from the memory to a consumer processing unit. The data sent by the memory in response to the request may be stored in local read storage that is close to the consumer processing unit for fast access. The master processing unit may also provide the machine instruction to the consumer processing unit. The consumer processing unit may access the data from the local read storage and execute the machine instruction based on the accessed data. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Resource cluster chaining architecture Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16736507 on 01/07/2020 (861 days app to issue) Abstract: A device configured to receive requirements that identifies hardware operating characteristics and to determine a performance metric for the requirements. The device is configured to generate a set of resource cluster configurations that each identify a set of hardware resources and a set of algorithms. The device is further configured to identify a first resource cluster configuration having a first performance value with the highest performance value from among the set of resource cluster configurations. The device is further configured to combine the first resource cluster configuration with a second resource cluster configuration, and to determine a second performance value for the combined resource cluster configuration. The device is further configured to modify the combined resource cluster configuration when the second performance value is less than the first performance value and to output the combined resource cluster configuration when the second performance value is greater than the first performance value. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) System and method for data redistribution in a database Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16737534 on 01/08/2020 (860 days app to issue) Abstract: A method for data redistribution of a job data in a first datanode (DN) to at least one additional DN in a Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) Database (DB) is provided. The method includes recording a snapshot of the job data, creating a first data portion in the first DN and a redistribution data portion in the first DN, collecting changes to a job data copy stored in a temporary table, and initiating transfer of the redistribution data portion to the at least one additio

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