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Dallas Invents: 135 Patents Granted for Week of April 19

May 18, 2022

10 for patent activity out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: •  AT&T's dynamic edge computations for 6G or other next-generation network •  BNSF's remote device monitoring •  General Electric's efficient hands-free electric vehicle charger for autonomous vehicles in uncontrolled environments •  University of Texas System's organ-specific delivery of nucleic acids •  Water Now's purification system with a centrifugal system and a frictional heater system U.S. Patent No. 11,305,663 (Energy efficient hands-free electric vehicle charger for autonomous vehicles in uncontrolled environments) was assigned to General Electric Company 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 April 19, 2022 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100)  135 patents granted    Ranked No. 10 in patent production out of 250 metros NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION A: HUMAN NECESSITIES   15 C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY    4 G: PHYSICS 30 Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas)   15 Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano)  8 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR)   6 SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 6 Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)    6 Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston)  4 Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)    3 Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Plano)     3 AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)   2 UNASSIGNED 14 Adarsh Rajashekhar (Santa Clara, CA)    2 Abhijeet Ashok Chachad (Plano)    2 Kai Chirca (Dallas)   2 Raghuveer S. Makala (Campbell, CA) 2 Rahul Sharangpani (Fremont, CA)   2 Sudhakar Reddy Patil (Flower Mound)    2 Timothy David Anderson (University Park)     2 Youngkwon Lim (Allen)  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 Wireless control system for outdoor recreation motors Assignee(s): Pinteal, LLC (North Richland Hills, TX) Law Firm: Thompson Patent Law (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15931537 on 05/13/2020 (706 days app to issue) Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to an integrated and packaged control system that can be implemented in and compatible with different types of decoys such that the decoys can be remotely controlled via a user”s personal computing device. In an illustrative example, the control system may include a package that houses a package that houses a processing engine, a communication interface, a connector, and a data store. The data store may contain different settings of different types of decoys and corresponding control signals. The input/output terminal may be configured to communicate electrical signals between the interior of the package and the exterior of the package. By providing the control system, different types of decoys may be controlled remotely. [A01M] CATCHING, TRAPPING OR SCARING OF ANIMALS (appliances for catching swarms or drone-catching A01K 57/00; fishing A01K 69/00-A01K 97/00; biocides, pest repellants or attractants A01N); APPARATUS FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF NOXIOUS ANIMALS OR NOXIOUS PLANTS Pumping/nursing bra Assignee(s): Simple Wishes LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16283165 on 02/22/2019 (1152 days app to issue) Abstract: Embodiments for garments are provided with an inner panel having at least one covering for a wearer”s breast, the at least one covering having a first layer of material that overlaps a second layer of material, the first and the second layers of material are fastened together to provide an opening between the overlapping layers, and the at least one covering provides support during milk expression for at least one of the wearer”s breast and a portion of a breast pump body inserted through the opening, and an exterior front surface having a first panel of material that overlaps at least a portion of the second of panel of material, the first and the second panels able to be moved to expose the at least one covering of the inner panel. [A41C] CORSETS; BRASSI»RES Assignee(s): PAJ, INC. (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Ostrolenk Faber LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16794204 on 02/18/2020 (791 days app to issue) Abstract: A jewelry closure mechanism (e.g., clasp) may include a locking receptacle and a locking pin that operate together to provide a closure mechanism for a piece of jewelry. The closure mechanism may or may not include a hinge. In some implementations, a locking pin may extend from the second arm and be inserted into a locking receptacle formed in a second arm to lock the two components together. The locking receptacle may include one or more wires (e.g., spring and/or precast) that extend transversely to the direction of the locking receptacle. The closure mechanism may be used as a general jewelry closure device and/or to couple segments of jewelry together. [A44C] JEWELLERY; BRACELETS; OTHER PERSONAL ADORNMENTS; COINS Lotion applicator assembly Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 16823519 on 03/19/2020 (761 days app to issue) Abstract: A lotion applicator assembly includes a plurality of applicators that is each pre-filled with a viscous skin treatment. Each of the applicators is substantially comprised of a fluid permeable material to release the viscous skin treatment onto a user”s skin and each of the applicators has a coupler thereon. A wand is included that has a telescopically adjustable length and a releasing unit is movably coupled to the wand. The releasing unit engages the coupler on a respective one of the applicators for retaining the respective applicator on the wand. In this way the wand can be gripped to rub the respective applicator on the user”s skin. Additionally, the releasing unit is urgeable into a releasing position for disengaging the coupler on the respective applicator. [A46B] BRUSHES (handles not integral with brushware B25G) Table stabilization system and method of use Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 16682776 on 11/13/2019 (888 days app to issue) Abstract: A perforated board and hanger storage system is provided, the system comprising a perforated board and one or more hangers. The perforated board comprises a board portion, a perimeter rib structure, an interior rib structure, and evenly spaced board through openings. The perimeter and interior rib structures extend from a wall facing surface. Adjacent to the perimeter rib structure are a plurality of tube portions adapted to receive fasteners. The hangers comprise a vertical member, an extension member, an upper peg and a lower peg. The upper peg extends rearward from an upper portion of the vertical member. The lower peg extends frontward and downward from a lower portion of the vertical member. [A47F] SPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS, OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS Chimney starter Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 16680326 on 11/11/2019 (890 days app to issue) Abstract: An improved chimney starter having a cylindrical housing having an outer wall and inner wall defining a chamber, the chamber configured to hold charcoal. A series of spiral heat exchange chambers contained within the cylindrical housing and an air intake port provided on a portion of the cylindrical housing, wherein the air intake port is connected to the series of spiral heat exchange chambers. A base configured to retain a fire starter configured to ignite and burn the charcoal. Advantageously, a fan blower is configured to be positioned in the air intake port such that blown air is configured to be directed through the series of spiral heat exchange chambers, wherein the directed air accelerates the burning of the charcoal. [A47J] KITCHEN EQUIPMENT; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; APPARATUS FOR MAKING BEVERAGES [6] Joist and baseboard apparatus Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 16511259 on 07/15/2019 (1009 days app to issue) Abstract: A ceiling joist and panel grove cleaner apparatus, which provides a means for applying constant cleaning positioning pressure upon both ceiling joists edges and panel groves. The cleaner apparatus comprises a mop flat head applicator with a pivotable hinged application guide, a swivel mount, a handle, an interchangeable joist-cleaning pad, and, an interchangeable panel-grove cleaning pad. [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) Reflective mode multi-spectral time-resolved optical imaging methods and apparatuses for tissue classification Inventor(s): Jeffrey E. Thatcher (Richardson, TX), John Michael DiMaio (Dallas, TX), Weirong Mo (Richardson, TX), Weizhi Li (Dallas, TX), Wensheng Fan (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Spectral MD, Inc. (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Knobbe, Martens, Olson Bear, LLP (9 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15523287 on 10/28/2015 (2365 days app to issue) Abstract: Certain aspects relate to apparatuses and techniques for non-invasive optical imaging that acquires a plurality of images corresponding to both different times and different frequencies. Additionally, alternatives described herein are used with a variety of tissue classification applications, including assessing the presence and severity of tissue conditions, such as burns and other wounds. [A61B] DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (analysing biological material G01N, e.g. G01N 33/48) External fixation for the correction of bone deformity and trauma Assignee(s): New Standard Device, LLC (San Antonio, TX) Law Firm: Greg Goshorn, P.C. (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16564023 on 09/09/2019 (953 days app to issue) Abstract: Provided is an apparatus and component parts of a system for the external fixation of bones. The component parts include fixation plates such as a J-shaped Plate and an I-shaped Plate. Two or more fixation plates are configured along an axis, the two or more fixation plates; a plurality of telescoping adjustable struts that connect a first fixation plate along the axis with a second fixation plate of the plurality of fixation plates along the axis, wherein the first and second fixation plates are adjacent plates along the axis; and a plurality of posts, each post connecting two adjacent fixation plates of the plurality of fixation plates along the axis. [A61B] DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (analysing biological material G01N, e.g. G01N 33/48) Implantable device delivery system Assignee(s): Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (South Jordan, UT) Law Firm: Stoel Rives LLP (6 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16679680 on 11/11/2019 (890 days app to issue) Abstract: Delivery systems and methods for deploying an implantable device are disclosed, which can include a delivery device having an outer tubular member and an inner assembly. The inner assembly is disposed within and is slidably movable relative to the outer tubular member. The inner assembly can include a pusher at a distal portion. The pusher abuts and restricts proximal movement, relative to the inner assembly, of a crimped implantable device within the outer tubular member. The pusher can include a slot to accommodate a suture binding mechanism of the implantable device. The delivery device can include a tip disposed at a distal end. The tip includes a tip transition zone. The inner sheath and outer tubular member can each have sections of distinct rigidity along their lengths with transition zones between the sections. A transition zone of the outer tubular member and a transition zone of the inner sheath can be longitudinally offset. [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] Analgesic compositions Assignee(s): Vapogenix, Inc. (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Saul Ewing Arnstein Lehr LLP (4 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16869797 on 05/08/2020 (711 days app to issue) Abstract: The present invention provides compositions useful in reducing or preventing pain in a subject in need thereof. In one embodiment, the compositions comprise a halogenated volatile compound. The present invention further includes a method of reducing or preventing pain in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a composition of the invention. Dosing regimens contemplated within the invention include one-time administration, continuous administration or periodic administration. [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) Vitamin D3 and analogs thereof for treating alopecia Assignee(s): Berg LLC (Framingham, MA) Law Firm: McCarter English, LLP (7 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15872669 on 01/16/2018 (1554 days app to issue) Abstract: The invention provides methods and pharmaceutical compositions for preventing or treating alopecia, such as chemotherapy-induced alopecia (CIA). The pharmaceutical compositions of the invention comprises an effective amount of a vitamin D compound in a formulation that topically delivers the vitamin D compound to the epidermis layer but substantially avoids the dermis layer. In chemotherapy patients, the pharmaceutical compositions of the invention can be administered either before or concurrent with the chemotherapy medication. [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) Air-delivery system for breathing-assist devices Assignee(s): NozeSeal, LLC (Bryan, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16290707 on 03/01/2019 (1145 days app to issue) Abstract: An embodiment of the disclosure provides a universal sealing apparatus for one or more cannulas. The apparatus includes a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion. The first and second portions are configured to removably adhere directly or indirectly to a nose. The third portion is coupled to the first and second portions. The third portion removably couples to one or more cannulas and places a force upon a base of flared portions of the one or more cannulas when the first and second portions are adhered to the nose. The force maintains a fluid seal of the one or more cannulas within one or more respective nostrils of the nose. [A61M] DEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY (introducing media into or onto the bodies of animals A61D 7/00; means for inserting tampons A61F 13/26; devices for administering food or medicines orally A61J; containers for collecting, storing or administering blood or medical fluids A61J 1/05); DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY (surgery A61B; chemical aspects of surgical articles A61L; magnetotherapy using magnetic elements placed within the body A61N 2/10); DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR [5] Support garment for resistance exercise Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 16660501 on 10/22/2019 (910 days app to issue) Abstract: A support garment for use during resistance training. The support garment includes a segment of elastomeric material having two ends and upper and lower perimeters. The segment of material also has a chest support segment located between the two ends. Each end is positioned and attached to the upper perimeter of the segment of material to form a sleeves band. Each sleeve band has an opening on opposite sides of the support garment. Each sleeve band is also configured to accommodate an arm of a user of the garment and are biased inwardly by the chest support segment. The user positions one arm in each sleeve band and positions the chest support segment across a chest of the user during resistance training. [A63B] APPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT (apparatus for passive exercising, massage A61H)   O P E R A T I O N S  &  T R A N S P O R T Device and method for multistage continuous preparation of deuterium depleted water Assignee(s): NNB Nutrition USA LLC (Lewisville, TX) Law Firm: Tomanageip (Local + 4395 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 17102496 on 11/24/2020 (511 days app to issue) Abstract: The present application discloses a method for preparing deuterium depleted water, wherein natural water is fed into the device of the present disclosure, and the liquid phase stream continuously flows backwards stage by stage under the combined action of the low-pressure steam compressors and the stream delivery pumps. In a single-stage system, the deuterium is deprived depending on the difference in vapor pressure between [superscript]1[/superscript]H[subscript]2[/subscript]O and [superscript]2[/superscript]H[subscript]2[/subscript]O (and/or [superscript]1[/superscript]H[superscript]2[/superscript]HO), and finally, the deuterium depleted water is produced. [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] Blanking die apparatuses with infeed assemblies Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16454270 on 06/27/2019 (1027 days app to issue) Abstract: A blanking die apparatus includes a first blanking die including an upper die shoe including an upper die shoe cutting surface and a lower die shoe including a lower die shoe cutting surface. A second blanking die including an upper die shoe including an upper die shoe cutting surface and a lower die shoe including a lower die shoe cutting surface. An infeed assembly that is configured to form a continuous strip of a metal sheet into a non-planar, arc-shape as the continuous strip of metal sheet enters the first blanking die. [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) Ultrasonic additively manufactured coldplates on heat spreaders Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA) Law Firm: Renner, Otto, Boisselle Sklar, LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16668193 on 10/30/2019 (902 days app to issue) Abstract: A method of forming a cooling structure for a heat-dissipating surface includes arranging a heat spreader layer adjacent the heat-dissipating surface, bonding a coldplate directly to the heat spreader layer opposite the heat-dissipating surface, and forming an intermetallic bond between the heat spreader layer and the coldplate. The coldplate is bonded to the heat spreader layer using ultrasonic additive manufacturing. [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) Knife with interchangeable blade Assignee(s): GOOD SPORTSMAN MARKETING, LLC (Irving, TX) Law Firm: Lang Patent Law LLC (Local + 2 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16798386 on 02/23/2020 (786 days app to issue) Abstract: A knife includes interchangeable blades that are secured within the handle using a locking mechanism having a lock pin disposed between the distal end of the lock bar and the blade. In addition to strengthening the lock, the lock pin also serves as a safety catch n the unlikely event of lock failure, resisting rotation of the blade into a position in which the user”s fingers would be cut. [B26B] HAND-HELD CUTTING TOOLS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (for harvesting A01D; for horticulture, for forestry A01G; for butchering or meat treatment A22; for manufacturing or repairing footwear A43D; nail clippers or cutters A45D 29/02; kitchen equipment A47J; for surgical purposes A61B 17/00; for metal B23D; cutting by abrasive fluid jets B24C 5/02; plier-like tools with cutting edges B25B 7/22; pincers B25C 11/02; handles for hand implements, in general B25G; guillotine-type cutters B26D; for erasing B43L 19/00; for textile materials D06H) Vehicle caravan of electric vehicles configured for coordinated movement and airflow control and method of using Inventor(s): Geoffrey David Gaither (Brighton, MI), Justin J. Chow (Los Angeles, CA), Robert C. MacArthur (Ypsilanti, 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: 16591778 on 10/03/2019 (929 days app to issue) Abstract: A vehicle caravan comprising electric vehicles configured for coordinated movement and airflow control comprising: a lead vehicle and a chase vehicle, the lead vehicle disposed at the front of the caravan and the chase vehicle disposed behind the lead vehicle in a chase pattern. Each lead and chase vehicle comprising: a vehicle chassis and a front rotatable vehicle drive axle; a selectively movable electric propulsion motor comprising a rotatable motor shaft and a motor axis configured to be oriented in a substantially vertical direction; an air duct configured to direct an airflow to the propulsion motor; an airflow shutter in the front end of the air duct to selectively control the airflow within the air duct; and a vehicle controller; the caravan and the chase pattern configured for coordination of the motor position and the open/closed position of the lead vehicle and the chase vehicle shutters while the caravan is moving. [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] Energy efficient hands-free electric vehicle charger for autonomous vehicles in uncontrolled environments Assignee(s): General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY) Law Firm: Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, SC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15789000 on 10/20/2017 (1642 days app to issue) Abstract: A method for charging an electric vehicle includes steps of providing a charger station and providing an electric vehicle operable to navigate to a desired destination autonomously, the vehicle comprising a power receiver configured to mate with the charger station to provide charging to the electric vehicle. The method further includes steps of aligning, via autonomous operation of the electric vehicle, the charger station and the power receiver of the electric vehicle, so as mate the charger station and the power receiver, and initiating charging of the electric vehicle upon mating of the charger station and the power receiver. [B60L] PROPULSION OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES (arrangements or mounting of electrical propulsion units or of plural diverse prime-movers for mutual or common propulsion in vehicles B60K 1/00, B60K 6/20; arrangements or mounting of electrical gearing in vehicles B60K 17/12, B60K 17/14; preventing wheel slip by reducing power in rail vehicles B61C 15/08; dynamo-electric machines H02K; control or regulation of electric motors H02P); SUPPLYING ELECTRIC POWER FOR AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES (electric coupling devices combined with mechanical couplings of vehicles B60D 1/64; electric heating for vehicles B60H 1/00); ELECTRODYNAMIC BRAKE SYSTEMS FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL (control or regulation of electric motors H02P); MAGNETIC SUSPENSION OR LEVITATION FOR VEHICLES; MONITORING OPERATING VARIABLES OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; ELECTRIC SAFETY DEVICES FOR ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES [4] Devices, systems, and methods for calibrating a vehicle mirror assembly Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16674403 on 11/05/2019 (896 days app to issue) Abstract: A system is disclosed and includes a vehicle. The vehicle includes a plurality of sensors including a first set and a second set. The vehicle includes a mirror assembly that includes a mirror body and one or more actuators that are actuable to move the mirror assembly between an extended position and a retracted position. The second set is positioned on the mirror assembly. The vehicle includes a controller communicatively coupled to the plurality of sensors and the one or more actuators, and the controller causes the one or more actuators to adjust a position of the mirror body based on information received from the first set. The controller selectively activates the second set based on the position of the mirror body. The controller calibrates the second set of the plurality of sensors while the position of the mirror body is being set to the extended position. [B60R] VEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (fire prevention, containment or extinguishing specially adapted for vehicles A62C 3/07) Sensor cleaning apparatus, systems, and related methods for use with vehicles Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Oblon, McClelland, Maier Neustadt, L.L.P. (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16135579 on 09/19/2018 (1308 days app to issue) Abstract: Sensor cleaning apparatus, systems, and related methods for use with vehicles are disclosed. A disclosed apparatus includes a sensor of a vehicle. The apparatus also includes a motor operatively coupled to the sensor to enable the sensor to move within a cavity of the vehicle. The apparatus also includes a wiper fixedly coupled to the vehicle and partially defining the cavity. An edge of the wiper is to engage the sensor when the sensor moves to remove debris. [B60S] SERVICING, CLEANING, REPAIRING, SUPPORTING, LIFTING, OR MANOEUVRING OF VEHICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR System and method for reconfiguring an autorack Assignee(s): TRINITY RAIL GROUP, LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16806057 on 03/02/2020 (778 days app to issue) Abstract: A method comprises removing a first deck of a plurality of decks and a second deck of the plurality of decks from an autorack. The method further comprises removing one or more of a plurality of posts of the autorack and coupling a cross-brace assembly to one or more of the plurality of posts, wherein the cross-brace assembly is coupled to the one or more of the plurality of posts at a location above an existing brace bay of the autorack. The method also comprises coupling the second deck of the plurality of decks to the autorack at a location above or below the cross-brace assembly. [B61D] BODY DETAILS OR KINDS OF RAILWAY VEHICLES (vehicles in general B60; adaptation of vehicles to special systems B61B; underframes B61F) System and method for remote device monitoring Inventor(s): Carlos Aguilera (Lenexa, KS), Jerry Wade Specht (Overland Park, KS), Kent Shue (Bonner Springs, KS), Marcus Parrott (Kansas City, MO), Perry Peden, Jr. (Overland Park, KS) Assignee(s): BNSF Railway Company (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 17506071 on 10/20/2021 (181 days app to issue) Abstract: A railroad infrastructure communication network is presented. The network can include a plurality of infrastructure nodes distributed proximate a railroad track, such as near railroad equipment and/or assets. Infrastructure nodes can be configured to receive data from equipment sensor and/or assets and transmit such data via the network. Infrastructure nodes can further generate alert and/or alert packets based on such received data. Infrastructure nodes can self-define in a network infrastructure depending on configured connection types, and can for example, serve as repeater nodes (to promulgate a transmission to additional infrastructure nodes) and/or collector nodes (to collect data for a centralized server node). A server node can be configured to receive data and/or packet from infrastructure nodes and generate requests for additional systems, personnel, etc. to address such requests. The network can limit the data transmission size and leverage distributed processing capabilities. [B61L] GUIDING RAILWAY TRAFFIC; ENSURING THE SAFETY OF RAILWAY TRAFFIC (brakes or auxiliary equipment B61H, B61K; point or crossing construction E01B) Fitting providing motor structure and stator support Inventor(s): Christopher Marion Johnson (Fort Worth, TX), David G. Carlson (North Richland Hills, 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: 16679117 on 11/08/2019 (893 days app to issue) Abstract: A hub assembly for a ducted-rotor aircraft includes a plurality of stator supports, a first integral fitting that attaches to first ends of the stator supports, and a second integral fitting that attaches to second ends of the stator supports. The first fitting includes a plurality of motor attachment portions configured to locate and support a motor of the ducted-rotor aircraft, a plurality of fairing mounts configured to support attachment of an aerodynamic fairing to the hub assembly, and a plurality of stator locators configured to locate respective ones of the plurality of stator supports for attachment to the hub assembly. The first fitting has a body portion with an annular wall that supports the motor attachment portions, the fairing mounts, and the stator locators. The first fitting may be fabricated as a monolith that includes the body portion, motor attachment portions, fairing mounts, and stator locators. [B64C] AEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS (air-cushion vehicles B60V) Gearbox cover, port plugs, and mast cap for aircraft Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16130139 on 09/13/2018 (1314 days app to issue) Abstract: Embodiments are directed to gearbox covers, mast caps, port plugs, and other coverings or lids that can be used to protect aircraft components against corrosion and contaminants. The protective coverings may be may be manufactured using three-dimensional printing or other additive manufacturing fabrication methods. The protective coverings are ultraviolet-light resistant, weather resistant, and impact resistant. The protective coverings may include a desiccant filter to reduce an aircraft component”s exposure to water. The protective coverings may attach to the aircraft components using thumbscrews and may include an O-ring or gasket that creates an airtight and watertight seal. [B64F] GROUND OR AIRCRAFT-CARRIER-DECK INSTALLATIONS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH AIRCRAFT; DESIGNING, MANUFACTURING, ASSEMBLING, CLEANING, MAINTAINING OR REPAIRING AIRCRAFT, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; HANDLING, TRANSPORTING, TESTING OR INSPECTING AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR Control systems for operation of loading dock equipment, and associated methods of manufacture and use Assignee(s): ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems AB (Landskrona, , SE) Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16245172 on 01/10/2019 (1195 days app to issue) Abstract: Systems and associated methods for controlling operation of loading dock equipment are described herein. In some embodiments, the system and associated methods can be used to control operation of loading dock equipment (e.g., a vehicle restraint, a dock door, a dock leveler, etc.) according to a sequence of operations. The sequence of operations can include different sub-sequences based on loading dock conditions. The system can include a display screen that sequentially presents a series of control elements that enable operation of the loading dock equipment. Additionally, the visual appearance and/or sequence of presentation of the control elements indicate the proper sequence of selection to the user, thereby reducing user confusion and simplifying the operation of the loading dock equipment. Some functionality of the control panel can be enabled or disabled based on a current level of authorization. [B65G] TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS (packaging B65B; handling thin or filamentary materials, e.g. paper sheets or thread, B65H; cranes B66C; portable or mobile lifting or hauling appliances, e.g. hoists, B66D; devices for lifting or lowering goods for loading or unloading purposes, e.g. fork-lift trucks, B66F 9/00; emptying bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels or similar containers, not otherwise provided for, B67C 9/00; delivering or transferring liquids B67D; filling or discharging vessels for liquefied, solidified or compressed gases F17C; pipe-line systems for fluids F17D) Automatic fueling system and method for hydraulic fracturing equipment Assignee(s): Permian Global, Inc. (Odessa, TX) Law Firm: Cittone Demers Arneri LLP (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 16576939 on 09/20/2019 (942 days app to issue) Abstract: The present invention provides a smart and automated system that is used for refueling of frac truck tanks during fracturing operations. The system is used to refuel the frac truck tanks which are constantly working in the high pressure and high-temperature zone for the fracturing of the wellbore to extract oil and gas. For safety, the system is equipped with explosion/fire free wiring system. The system incorporates inventive fuel valve to avoid the fuel clogging that increases the frac truck performance. The system employs artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud-based software for ease of operation and to maximize economic performance. The system is equipped with artificial intelligence and Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) software and incorporates charge pump and loop systems which maintain a predetermined pressure (in Pounds per Square Inch (PSI) unit) in each loop so as to maximize the performance and control function in the refueling system. [B67D] DISPENSING, DELIVERING, OR TRANSFERRING LIQUIDS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (cleaning pipes or tubes or systems of pipes or tubes B08B 9/02; emptying or filling of bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels, or similar containers, not otherwise provided for B67C; water supply E03; pipe systems F17D; domestic hot-water supply systems F24D; measuring volume, volume flow, mass flow or liquid level, metering by volume G01F; coin-freed or like apparatus G07F) [5] Thermal protection system for lightweight hypersonic missile fin Assignee(s): LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION (Bethesda, MD) Law Firm: Beusse Sanks, PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16745789 on 01/17/2020 (823 days app to issue) Abstract: Thermal barrier coatings for substrates comprising titanium. The thermal barrier coating may include a bond layer, an insulating layer, and a sealant layer. The bond layer may include titanium, a titanium alloy, an intermetallic compound of titanium, and/or a titanium metal matrix composite. The bond layer may have a superlattice structure having a periodically repeating group of layers. Methods for producing the thermal barrier coatings and articles of manufacture employing the thermal barrier coatings. [B32B] LAYERED PRODUCTS, i.e. PRODUCTS BUILT-UP OF STRATA OF FLAT OR NON-FLAT, e.g. CELLULAR OR HONEYCOMB, FORM   C H E M I S T R Y & M E T A L L U R G Y Compositions and methods for organ specific delivery of nucleic acids Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System (Austin, TX) Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 17473863 on 09/13/2021 (218 days app to issue) Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions which shown preferential targeting or delivery of a nucleic acid composition to a particular organ. In some embodiments, the composition comprises a steroid or sterol, an ionizable cationic lipid, a phospholipid, a PEG lipid, and a permanently cationic lipid which may be used to deliver a nucleic acid. [C07H] SUGARS; DERIVATIVES THEREOF; NUCLEOSIDES; NUCLEOTIDES; NUCLEIC ACIDS (derivatives of aldonic or saccharic acids C07C, C07D; aldonic acids, saccharic acids C07C 59/105, C07C 59/285; cyanohydrins C07C 255/16; glycals C07D; compounds of unknown constitution C07G; polysaccharides, derivatives thereof C08B; DNA or RNA concerning genetic engineering, vectors, e.g. plasmids, or their isolation, preparation or purification C12N 15/00; sugar industry C13) [2] Water purification system with a centrifugal system and a frictional heater system Assignee(s): WATER NOW, INC. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15819056 on 11/21/2017 (1610 days app to issue) Abstract: A water purification system with a centrifugal system and a frictional heating system consists of a centrifugal unit, a cavitation unit, a cooling condenser, a vertical shaft, and a pitot tube. The centrifugal unit and the cavitation unit are mounted along the vertical shaft so that the rotational movement of the vertical shaft is transferred onto the centrifugal unit and the cavitation unit. Non-potable water is directed into the centrifugal unit to separate heavy solids. Less populated water from the centrifugal unit is transferred to the cavitation unit via the pitot tube. The cavitation unit uses friction to generate phase change in the volume of less populated water which is then directed to the cooling condenser to produce potable water. [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] Azabicyclo and diazepine derivatives Assignee(s): Phanes Therapeutics, Inc. (San Diego, CA) Law Firm: Ice Miller LLP (8 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15733554 on 03/06/2019 (1140 days app to issue) Abstract: Anti-TIP-1 antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof are described. Also described are nucleic acids encoding the antibodies, compositions comprising the antibodies, methods of producing the antibodies, and methods of using the antibodies for treating or preventing diseases, such as cancer. [C07K] PEPTIDES (peptides containing fl-lactam rings C07D; cyclic dipeptides not having in their molecule any other peptide link than those which form their ring, e.g. piperazine-2,5-diones, C07D; ergot alkaloids of the cyclic peptide type C07D 519/02; single cell proteins, enzymes C12N; genetic engineering processes for obtaining peptides C12N 15/00) [4]   F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S Grabber tool and system Assignee(s): Ballantyne Gear Inc. (McKinney, TX) Law Firm: Quarles Brady LLP (6 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16419445 on 05/22/2019 (1063 days app to issue) Abstract: Devices for anchoring objects to structural elements such as rafter beams and other similar objects are disclosed. Such anchoring devices include coupling devices configured to grasp beams nondestructively and may include multiple coupling devices to enable supporting extended structures too large or heavy to be supported by a single anchoring point in areas where hanging or supporting objects might otherwise be difficult. [E04G] SCAFFOLDING; FORMS; SHUTTERING; BUILDING IMPLEMENTS OR OTHER BUILDING AIDS, OR THEIR USE; HANDLING BUILDING MATERIALS ON THE SITE; REPAIRING, BREAKING-UP OR OTHER WORK ON EXISTING BUILDINGS Fence post leveling bracket assembly and system and method for use of same Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 17532864 on 11/22/2021 (148 days app to issue) Abstract: A fence post leveling bracket assembly and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the vertically supporting assembly, an upper fence post bracket and a lower fence post bracket having a reference placement where an upper base plate of the upper fence post bracket is parallel to a lower base plate of the lower fence post bracket. The upper fence post bracket and the lower fence post bracket also have deviated placements where the upper base plate is nonparallel to the lower base plate. In both the reference placement and the deviated placements, adjustable vertical drift rods span a cavity between the upper base plate and the lower base plate. Lean in a fence may be corrected by selectively adjusting the adjustable vertical drift rods. [E04H] BUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL (foundations E02D) [4] Systems and methods for releasing a tool string Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 14766663 on 05/16/2013 (3260 days app to issue) Abstract: Disclosed is a release tool used to separate portions of a tool string. One release tool includes a main body, a bolt housing coupled to the main body and defining a bore for receipt of a separation bolt therein, the separation bolt being configured to couple the bolt housing to a lower sub, and a trigger mechanism communicably coupled to the separation bolt and configured to send an electrical signal to the separation bolt whereupon the separation bolt breaks and thereby allows the lower sub to separate from the bolt housing. [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] Zonal isolation device with expansion ring Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16964805 on 02/27/2018 (1512 days app to issue) Abstract: Zonal isolation devices, systems, and methods for use are provided. In some embodiments, the zonal isolation device comprises a tubular body having a fluid communication pathway formed along a longitudinal axis comprising: a sealing element comprising a deformable material and an inner bore forming at least a portion of the fluid communication pathway; an expansion ring disposed within the bore of the sealing element; a wedge engaged with a downhole end of the sealing element; and an anchoring assembly engaged with the wedge. In certain embodiments, the tubular body further comprises an end element adjacent the anchoring assembly. [E21B] EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING (mining, quarrying E21C; making shafts, driving galleries or tunnels E21D); OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS [5] Downhole tool for creating evenly-spaced perforation tunnels Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: Chamberlain Hrdlicka (5 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16446857 on 06/20/2019 (1034 days app to issue) Abstract: A downhole tool for perforating a borehole includes a gun body and charges arranged in a helix around the gun body and evenly spaced from both a nearest neighbor along the helix and a nearest neighbor in an adjacent wrap of the helix. Further, placement of the charges is based on a specified diameter of the borehole and specified charge density. [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] Electronic control for simultaneous injection and production Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: Polsinelli PC (Local + 15 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16636420 on 03/14/2019 (1132 days app to issue) Abstract: A flow control device including a housing sized to be disposed within a wellbore; a valve portion disposed within the housing and operable to control the flow of fluid therethrough, the valve portion having at least one valve having a first configuration and a second configuration; an actuator operable to adjust the at least one valve between the first configuration and the second configuration; and a conduit coupled with an exterior surface of the housing and in fluidic communication with the at least one valve. [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] Single straight-line connection for hydraulic fracturing flowback Assignee(s): SPM Oil Gas PC LLC (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16977457 on 03/01/2019 (1145 days app to issue) Abstract: A frac tree coupled to a wellhead is connected to either flowback equipment or zipper modules using a single straight-line connection of pipes, valves, and/or frac iron that define a straight-line pathway for fluid, gas, or flowback materials. The disclosed single straight-line connections referenced herein may be used in pressure pumping operations to deliver hydraulic fracturing fluid (”frack fluid”) to a frac tree for delivery to a wellhead or for carrying flowback from the wellhead to a flowback-collecting equipment. Using the single straight-line connections referenced herein dramatically reduces the complexity of connections needed to deliver frack fluid to or carry flowback away from a well, thereby reducing the cost, improving the efficiency, and increasing the safety of pressure-pumping and flowback operations. [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): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 16657166 on 10/18/2019 (914 days app to issue) Abstract: An example of an emergency lubrication system for an aircraft includes a lubricant tank configured to supply a lubricant to a gearbox of the aircraft, a tube coupled between the lubricant tank and the gearbox and comprising a check ball disposed within the tube, a first lubricant line coupled to the tube and a first inlet of the gearbox, and a second lubricant line coupled to the tube and a second inlet of the gearbox. [F16H] GEARING Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 17003763 on 08/26/2020 (601 days app to issue) Abstract: A lighting assembly is configured to create an emergency notification. The lighting assembly has a housing with a housing first surface and a housing second surface. A plurality of strobe lights is arranged into at least one row and at least four columns. A direct current power system is joined to the plurality of strobe lights and further comprising a printed circuit board electrically coupled to radio frequency relay switch, and a battery. A wireless remote is communicatively coupled to the radio frequency relay switch. Activating the wireless remote directs the printed circuit board to provide power to the plurality of strobe lights creating the emergency notification. [F21S] NON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF [7] Method and apparatus for re-heat circuit operation Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 17016858 on 09/10/2020 (586 days app to issue) Abstract: A metering device is fluidly coupled to the condenser coil. A distributor is fluidly coupled to the metering device. An evaporator coil is fluidly coupled to the distributor via a plurality of evaporator circuit lines. A re-heat coil is disposed adjacent to the evaporator coil. The re-heat coil includes a first fluid connection to the metering device via a re-heat return line and a second re-heat feed line. The re-heat coil includes a second fluid connection to the condenser coil via a connecting line and a condenser intake line. A first check valve is disposed between the connecting line and the condenser intake line. A second check valve is disposed between the re-heat return line and the second re-heat feed line. [F24F] AIR-CONDITIONING; AIR-HUMIDIFICATION; VENTILATION; USE OF AIR CURRENTS FOR SCREENING (removing dirt or fumes from areas where they are produced B08B 15/00; vertical ducts for carrying away waste gases from buildings E04F 17/02; tops for chimneys or ventilating shafts, terminals for flues F23L 17/02) Fresh air building and home ventilation apparatus and methodologies Inventor(s): Aaron E. Gary (Richardson, TX), James V. Kokal (Plano, TX), John S. Saunders (Coppell, TX), Randall W. Clark (Euless, TX), Thomas L. Murrell (Weatherford, TX) Assignee(s): Ventamatic, Ltd. (Mineral Wells, TX) Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16071066 on 01/18/2017 (1917 days app to issue) Abstract: A ventilation system with: (i) a volumetric enclosure having an inlet and an outlet and for coupling to an interior of a building habitable by human occupants; (ii) a fan located within the volumetric enclosure and for drawing air exterior to the building and supplying the air to the interior of the building; (iii) a programmable control apparatus for enabling and disabling the fan in response to a plurality of parameters, at least some of the parameters relating to quality of air to be moved in response to the fan; and (iv) circuitry coupled between the inlet and the outlet for measuring a signal representative of a volume of air passing through the volumetric enclosure over a period of time. [F24F] AIR-CONDITIONING; AIR-HUMIDIFICATION; VENTILATION; USE OF AIR CURRENTS FOR SCREENING (removing dirt or fumes from areas where they are produced B08B 15/00; vertical ducts for carrying away waste gases from buildings E04F 17/02; tops for chimneys or ventilating shafts, terminals for flues F23L 17/02) Cooling systems and methods using two circuits with water flow in series and counter flow arrangement Inventor(s): Earl Keisling (Ridgefield, CT), Gerald McDonnell (Poughquag, NY), John Costakis (Hyde Park, NY), Ming Zhang (Ballwin, MO) Assignee(s): INERTECH IP LLC (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Weber Rosselli Cannon LLP (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 14534957 on 11/06/2014 (2721 days app to issue) Abstract: A cooling system is provided including a first evaporator coil in thermal communication with an air intake flow to a heat load, a first liquid refrigerant distribution unit in fluid communication with the first evaporator coil to form a first fluid circuit, a second evaporator coil disposed in series with the first evaporator coil in the air intake flow and in the thermal communication with the air intake flow to the heat load, a second liquid refrigerant distribution unit in fluid communication with the second evaporator coil to form a second fluid circuit, a water loop in thermal communication with the first fluid circuit and second fluid circuit, and a chiller loop in thermal communication with the water loop. [F25D] REFRIGERATORS; COLD ROOMS; ICE-BOXES; COOLING OR FREEZING APPARATUS NOT COVERED BY ANY OTHER SUBCLASS (refrigerated showcases A47F 3/04; thermally-insulated vessels for domestic use A47J 41/00; refrigerated vehicles, see the appropriate subclasses of classes B60-B64; containers with thermal insulation in general B65D 81/38; 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; thermally-insulated vessels for liquefied or solidified gases F17C; air-conditioning or air-humidification F24F; refrigeration machines, plants, or systems F25B; cooling of instruments or comparable apparatus without refrigeration G12B; cooling of engines or pumps, see the relevant classes) Systems and methods for coupling a barrel and handguard to a firearm Assignee(s): Shilen Rifles, Inc. (Ennis, TX) Law Firm: KL Gates LLP (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 16694617 on 11/25/2019 (876 days app to issue) Abstract: Systems and methods for coupling a barrel to a firearm are disclosed, including firearms incorporating the systems. In an embodiment, the firearm includes a receiver including a cavity and an internal thread disposed within the cavity. In addition, the firearm includes a barrel including a first threaded connector that is threadably engaged with the internal thread within the cavity and a second threaded connector. Further, the firearm includes a barrel nut including an internal thread and an external thread. The internal thread of the barrel nut is threadably engaged with the second threaded connector of the barrel. [F41A] FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS COMMON TO BOTH SMALLARMS AND ORDNANCE, e.g. CANNONS; MOUNTINGS FOR SMALLARMS OR ORDNANCE [5]   Mirror for applying eye cosmetics Assignee(s): MYJF ENTERPRISES, LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Klemchuk LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 16600007 on 10/11/2019 (921 days app to issue) Abstract: A magnifying cosmetic mirror may provide a three-point reflection path that may be utilized to apply cosmetics around the eye of a user. The cosmetic mirror may be constructed to have a base mirror and side mirrors extending at angles from opposite sides of the base mirror. The side mirrors may be constructed to provide a reflective view of the eye when placed above the base mirror. The base mirror may also be constructed to provide a reflective view of the eye, and each mirror may be substantially flat. [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] Systems and methods for guiding object using robot Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16581842 on 09/25/2019 (937 days app to issue) Abstract: A system for guiding an object using a robot is provided. The system includes a server and a robot. The server is configured to receive a request and a location of an object from a device of the object, instruct a vehicle to move to a first location based on the location of the object in response to receiving the request, obtain information about a second location related to a robot, and transmit information about the second location to the device of the object. The robot is configured to identify the object at the second location, and guide the object from the second location to the first location in response to identifying the object at the second location. [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) Hall sensor analog front end Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 17092865 on 11/09/2020 (526 days app to issue) Abstract: A system includes a first amplifier and a first Hall sensor group coupled to the first amplifier. The system includes a second amplifier and a second Hall sensor group coupled to the second amplifier, where the second Hall sensor group includes a spinning Hall group. The system includes a first demodulator, where the first demodulator input is coupled to the first amplifier output. The system includes a second demodulator, where the second demodulator input is coupled to the second amplifier output. The system also includes a subtractor, the first subtractor input coupled to the first demodulator output, and the second subtractor input coupled to the second demodulator output. The system includes a filter coupled to the subtractor output and to a second input of the first amplifier, and a calibration module coupled to the subtractor output. [G01R] MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES (indicating correct tuning of resonant circuits H03J 3/12) Superimposed diffraction gratings for eyepieces Assignee(s): Magic Leap, Inc. (Plantation, FL) Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 17194878 on 03/08/2021 (407 days app to issue) Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to techniques for manufacturing an eyepiece (or eyepiece layer) by applying multiple, different diffraction gratings to a single side of an eyepiece substrate instead of applying different gratings to different sides (e.g., opposite surfaces) of the substrate. Embodiments are also directed to the eyepiece (or eyepiece layer) that is arranged to have multiple, different diffraction gratings on a single side of the eyepiece substrate. In some embodiments, two or more grating patterns are superimposed to create a combination pattern in a template (e.g., a master), which is then used to apply the combination pattern to a single side of the eyepiece substrate. In some embodiments, multiple layers of patterned material (e.g., with differing refraction indices) are applied to a single side of the substrate. In some examples, the combined grating patterns are orthogonal pupil expander and exit pupil expander grating patterns. [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 system for image projectors Assignee(s): Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation (San Francisco, CA) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 17102888 on 11/24/2020 (511 days app to issue) Abstract: A projector system comprising a laser light source, a collimating lens, a fly-eye lens, an integrating rod and a first modulator is disclosed. The light from a laser light source/fiber illuminates a collimator to substantially collimate the light and then is transmitted through a fly”s-eye lens. The fly”s-eye lens provides a desired angular/spatial light distribution for further processing to a first modulator of the projector system. [G03B] APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OR FOR PROJECTING OR VIEWING THEM; APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS EMPLOYING ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR (optical parts of such apparatus G02B; photosensitive materials or processes for photographic purposes G03C; apparatus for processing exposed photographic materials G03D) [4] Offroad travel assistance system for a vehicle Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16792716 on 02/17/2020 (792 days app to issue) Abstract: An offroad travel assistance system for a user vehicle includes one or more processors and a memory communicably coupled to the one or more processors and storing a user vehicle configuration evaluation module including computer-readable instructions that when executed by the one or more processors cause the one or more processors to determine if user vehicle configuration information describing the user vehicle is consistent with ride information similar to the user vehicle configuration information and describing a traversal of an offroad trail by a reference vehicle and, responsive to a determination that the user vehicle configuration information is not consistent with the ride information, autonomously control at least one portion of the user vehicle so as to prevent operation of the user vehicle to traverse the offroad trail. [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) Systems and methods for reducing stranded power capacity Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX) Law Firm: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Patent Department (12 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16863217 on 04/30/2020 (719 days app to issue) Abstract: Systems and methods described herein make previously stranded power capacity (power that is provisioned for a data center according to a computing system”s nameplate power consumption but is currently not useable) available to the data center. Systems described herein generate empirical power profiles that specify expected upper bounds for the power consumption levels that applications trigger. Using the upper bounds for application power-consumption levels, a computing system described herein can reliably release part of its provisioned nameplate power for other systems or data center consumers, reducing the amount of stranded power in a data center. The method described herein avoids performance penalties for most jobs by using sensor measurements m

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