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Manufacturer of radio frequency (RF) broadcast transmitters, systems, and power amplifiers. The company manufactures its products primarily for commercial U.S. and international government broadcast stations worldwide, as well as university laboratories.

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Dallas Invents: 120 Patents Granted for Week of June 22

Jul 7, 2021

9 for patent activity out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: •  Continental Electronics’ and Harris Corporation’s subterranean antenna •  Frontline Advance’s fire pit •  ShockWatch’s impact indicator •  Textron Innovations’ VR emulator •  Toyota’s vehicle occupant tracking and trust U.S. Patent No. 11,041,770, Impact indicator, was assigned to ShockWatch, Inc. 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 June 22, 2021   |  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100)  120 patents granted    Ranked No. 9 in patent production out of 250 metros NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 9 C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 3 G: PHYSICS 46 Texas Instruments 11 TRAXXAS 6 Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove) 6 Otto Karl Allmendinger (Rowlett) 6 Catherine M. Jackson (Richardson) 3 Jaime Felix Barajas (Dallas) 3 Skylar Hagler (Anna) 3 David Patrick Magee (Allen) 2 De-Chu C Tang (Plano) 2 Richard James Reister (Plano) 2 Sean Michael McBeath (Keller) 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 Undermount drawer slide position adjustment apparatus and method of use Assignee(s): Hardware Resources, Inc. (Bossier City, LA) Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 16741191 on 01/13/2020 (526 days app to issue) Abstract: An undermount drawer slide mounting clip releasably attaches a drawer to a drawer rail assembly mounted in a cabinet carcass. The apparatus is capable of effecting positional adjustments of the drawer in three directions without removing the drawer from the cabinet carcass. The apparatus is comprised of a body slidingly engaged with a bonnet. A trigger pivotally connected between the body and the bonnet. A spring loaded catch slidable within the bonnet and acted on by the trigger to releasably attach the apparatus to a drawer rail assembly. A threaded spindle rotates within the base and adjusts the horizontal position of the drawer. A ramp adjustably connected to the base adjusts the vertical position of the drawer by rotation of a threaded barrel. A plunger extends from a housing connected to the body to adjacent the drawer rail assembly and adjusts the depth of the drawer. [A47B] TABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE (jointing of furniture F16B 12/00) Shampoo support apparatus and method for use of same Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 17148892 on 01/14/2021 (159 days app to issue) Abstract: A shampoo support apparatus and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the shampoo support apparatus, a body is configurable between a reclining configuration and a booster seat configuration. In the reclining configuration, the body provides a neck support and a back support. A support structure that may be placed above the body and may be adjustable is configured to accept and secure a smart device thereat and support the smart device at a smart device working distance from the neck support. In the booster seat configuration, the body folds into a rectangular shape to provide a seat. [A47B] TABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE (jointing of furniture F16B 12/00) Calcaneal bone plate targeting guide Assignee(s): Biomet C.V. (Warsaw, IN) Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16255349 on 01/23/2019 (881 days app to issue) Abstract: A calcaneal targeting device includes a guide body configured to target a corresponding calcaneal bone plate. The guide body includes at least one mounting opening that is configured to align with a corresponding mounting opening of the calcaneal bone plate, at least one targeting opening configured to align with a corresponding fixation opening of the calcaneal bone plate, and a guiding portion that includes a tali targeting opening and a first elongated opening that has a first length. The first elongated opening is configured to allow sliding of a guide wire across the first length and align the tali targeting opening with a sustentaculum tali. [A61B] DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (analysing biological material G01N, e.g. G01N 33/48) Spinal implants and related instruments and methods Inventor(s): Chad Wayne Lewis (Erie, CO), Jared M. White (Draper, UT), Stephen P. Brown (South Jordan, UT) Assignee(s): CTL Medical Corporation (Addison, TX) Law Firm: Brianspark Associates, LLC (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 16153511 on 10/05/2018 (991 days app to issue) Abstract: Apparatus and systems relating to spinal implants and instruments for installing such implants. In some embodiments, the system may comprise a spinal implant, an inserter, an intermediary piece, and/or an installation rod. The spinal implant may comprise an at least partially threaded opening configured to receive the installation rod. The opening may be positioned within a fixed wall of the spinal implant, and the opening may comprise a peripheral edge defined by the wall 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] Three-axis rotation system and method Assignee(s): OVARD, LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 14807405 on 07/23/2015 (2161 days app to issue) Abstract: A system and method are disclosed that allows a practitioner to rotate a human subject in three different axes of rotation, independently from one another and without limitation on the degree of rotation, which allows for the treatment of various systems of the human subject. [A61H] PHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY (electrotherapy, magnetotherapy, radiation therapy, ultrasound therapy A61N) Rapid and prolonged immunologic therapeutic Assignee(s): Altimmune, Inc. (Gaithersburg, MD) Law Firm: Duane Morris LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16926703 on 07/11/2020 (346 days app to issue) Abstract: The present invention shows that intranasal administration of E1/E3-defective adenovirus particles may confer rapid and broad protection against viral and bacterial pathogens in a variety of disease settings. Protective responses lasted for many weeks in a single-dose regimen in animal models. When a pathogen-derived antigen gene was inserted into the E1/E3-defective adenovirus genome, the antigen-induced protective immunity against the specific pathogen was elicited before the adenovirus-mediated protective response declined away, thus conferring rapid, prolonged, and seamless protection against pathogens. In addition to E1/E3-defective adenovirus, other bioengineered non-replicating vectors encoding pathogen-derived antigens may also be developed into a new generation of rapid and prolonged immunologic-therapeutic (RAPIT). [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) Rapid and prolonged immunogic therapeutic Assignee(s): Altimmune Inc. (Gaithersburg, MD) Law Firm: Duane Morris LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16926704 on 07/12/2020 (345 days app to issue) Abstract: The present invention shows that intranasal administration of E1/E3-defective adenovirus particles may confer rapid and broad protection against viral and bacterial pathogens in a variety of disease settings. Protective responses lasted for many weeks in a single-dose regimen in animal models. When a pathogen-derived antigen gene was inserted into the E1/E3-defective adenovirus genome, the antigen-induced protective immunity against the specific pathogen was elicited before the adenovirus-mediated protective response declined away, thus conferring rapid, prolonged, and seamless protection against pathogens. In addition to E1/E3-defective adenovirus, other bioengineered non-replicating vectors encoding pathogen-derived antigens may also be developed into a new generation of rapid and prolonged immunologic-therapeutic (RAPIT). [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) Inflatable plyometric box Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 16287423 on 02/27/2019 (846 days app to issue) Abstract: An inflatable plyometric box having a first inflatable member adapted to be inflated to a pressure, a second inflatable member on top of the first inflatable member and adapted to be inflated to a pressure, and a connecting member connected to the first inflatable member and the second inflatable member which secures the first inflatable member to the second inflatable member. The first and second inflatable members incorporate drop stitch technology which provides substantial rigidity to first and second inflatable members when the first and second inflatable members are inflated to the pressures. Thus the inflatable plyometric box is substantially rigid to support a user landing on the top of the inflatable plyometric box. The inflatable plyometric box may additionally include a stabilizing member which may be connected to the bottom of the inflatable plyometric box, wherein the stabilizing member is adapted to increase the stability of the inflatable plyometric box. [A63B] APPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT (apparatus for passive exercising, massage A61H) System and method for bingo card nesting in game feature resolution Assignee(s): Class II Solutions, LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: DuBois, Bryant Campbell, LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16528189 on 07/31/2019 (692 days app to issue) Abstract: A gaming method and system are disclosed wherein the number of available bingo patterns that may be used in a class II game are significantly increased. When using a class II gaming engine to determine the results of a class II game play, a bingo card associated with a feature may award credit values and also one or more additional nested bingo cards, to all be played within the resolution of a single feature. This feature nesting increases the number of patterns available, thereby increasing the distribution of prizes in a class II game. By expanding the number of available patterns in this manner, it is possible to improve a player’’s experience when playing a class II game, and to better replicate the target prize distribution for all features of a class III game on a class II game. [A63F] CARD, BOARD OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [5]   O P E R A T I O N S  &  T R A N S P O R T Leak resistant droppers Assignee(s): Bottle Barons, LLC (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16581722 on 09/24/2019 (637 days app to issue) Abstract: In various implementations, a dropper for a bottle may include a bulb with a flange and an extended leg. The dropper may be used as a cap, in some implementations, with or without a skirt. The dropper may inhibit leaks from a bottle when the dropper is used as a cap for the bottle. [B01L] CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL LABORATORY APPARATUS FOR GENERAL USE (apparatus for medical or pharmaceutical purposes A61; apparatus for industrial purposes or laboratory apparatus whose construction and performance are comparable to that of similar industrial apparatus, see the relevant classes for industrial apparatus, particularly subclasses of B01 and C12; separating or distilling apparatus B01D; mixing or stirring devices B01F; atomisers B05B; sieves B07B; corks, bungs B65D; handling liquids in general B67; vacuum pumps F04; siphons F04F 10/00; taps, stop-cocks F16K; tubes, tube joints F16L; apparatus specially adapted for investigating or analysing materials G01, particularly G01N; electrical or optical apparatus, see the relevant classes in sections G and H) Vacuum spray apparatus and uses thereof Assignee(s): ECP INCORPORATED (Woodridge, IL) Law Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C. (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 14801325 on 07/16/2015 (2168 days app to issue) Abstract: Spray apparatus and uses thereof are described herein. A vacuum spray nozzle apparatus may include a first tube in fluid communication with a fluid source, a rotor coupled to the tube, a conduit in fluid communication with the passages of the first tube, and a second tube coupled to the conduit, the second tube being in fluid communication with a vacuum source. The rotor is in fluid communication with the pressurized fluid source. The conduit is substantially arched or angled such that an outlet of the conduit is offset a radial distance in a radial direction from the rotor axis, and when pressurized fluid is ejected from the outlet, during use, rotates the conduit. The vacuum spray nozzle apparatus is configured to remove components from a material through the second tube when a pressure of the system is reduced using the vacuum source. [B08B] CLEANING IN GENERAL; PREVENTION OF FOULING IN GENERAL (brushes A46; devices for domestic or like cleaning A47L; separation of particles from liquids or gases B01D; separation of solids B03, B07; spraying or applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces in general B05; cleaning devices for conveyors B65G 45/10; concurrent cleaning, filling and closing of bottles B67C 7/00; inhibiting corrosion or incrustation in general C23; cleaning streets, permanent ways, beaches or land E01H; parts, details or accessories of swimming or splash baths or pools, specially adapted for cleaning E04H 4/16; preventing or removing electrostatic charges H05F) Hair cutting device for automated hair cutting system Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 14143469 on 12/30/2013 (2731 days app to issue) Abstract: Embodiments of a hair cutting device for use with automated hair cutting systems are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a hair cutting device comprises a body having a proximal end and a distal end. A cutter head is attached to the distal end of the body, the cutter head configured for manipulating and cutting hair. The hair cutting device further comprises a plurality of sensors coupled to the body for sensing a position of the cutter head relative to a user’’s head. [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) Convertible apparatus for sharpening marking instruments Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 16911509 on 06/25/2020 (362 days app to issue) Abstract: This invention relates generally to an apparatus for sharpening marking instruments. More specifically, the invention relates to a sharpener that is convertible for effectively and efficiently sharpening both carpenter’’s pencils and crayons. The sharpener has a removable and rotatable cap that facilitates the axial alignment of the carpenters’’ pencil within the sharpener. The sharpener further comprises primary and secondary alignment surfaces for axially aligning the carpenter’’s crayon within the sharpener, having the cap removed. [B43L] ARTICLES FOR WRITING OR DRAWING UPON; ACCESSORIES FOR WRITING OR DRAWING (workshop equipment for marking-out work B25H 7/00; teaching hand-writing or drawing G09B 11/00) Optimized regenerative braking control of electric motors using look-up tables Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 14938602 on 11/11/2015 (2050 days app to issue) Abstract: A regenerative braking controller for an AC motor. To determine an electromagnetic torque for slowing or stopping the motor, the regenerative braking controller accesses a lookup table to retrieve an braking torque value corresponding to a current estimate of rotor velocity. The retrieved braking torque may correspond to a maximum or minimum torque level at which regenerative braking will occur at the current rotor velocity, or to a torque level at which charging current during regenerative braking will be maximized. If an external mechanical brake is present, the regenerative braking controller can forward an external braking torque signal to a controller so that the mechanical brake can apply the remainder of the braking force beyond that indicated by the regenerative braking torque. A method for establishing the braking torques to be stored in the lookup table is also disclosed. [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] Short range communication for vehicular use Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16108859 on 08/22/2018 (1035 days app to issue) Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods generally including detecting, using a sensor, an impact at a vehicle; before, during, or after detecting the impact, storing a first data set associated with the vehicle in a first memory; in response to detecting the impact, retrieving the first data set from the first memory; transmitting, using a first short range communication device, the first data set via a first wireless signal; receiving, using a second short range communication device, the first data set via the first wireless signal; and storing the first data set in a second memory; and after storing the first data set in the second memory, retrieving the first data set from the second memory; wherein the first short range communication device is part of the vehicle; and wherein the second short range communication device is part of an infrastructure. [B60R] VEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (fire prevention, containment or extinguishing specially adapted for vehicles A62C 3/07) Wire caddy for transporting and dispensing wire or cable Assignee(s): Encore Wire Corporation (McKinney, TX) Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16404460 on 05/06/2019 (778 days app to issue) Abstract: An apparatus for the transportation and dispensing of spooled wire or cable, the apparatus including a handle structure wherein the handle structure has a first end and a second end, a first support structure attached to the first end of the handle structure, a second support structure attached to the second end of the handle structure, a first spool center insert attached to the first support structure, a second spool center insert attached to the second support structure, a first leg moveably attached to the first support structure, a second leg moveably attached to the second support structure, and wherein a spool of spooled wire or cable is attached to the first and second spool center inserts during transportation and dispensing of the spooled wire or cable. [B65H] HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES Rotor hub Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Pramudji Law Group PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16183385 on 11/07/2018 (958 days app to issue) Abstract: A device to verify tail rotor cross-head positioning is disclosed. The device comprises a first portion and a second portion. The second portion may be adjoined to the first portion and comprises maximum and minimum surfaces configured to determine whether a yoke-measuring surface of a tail rotor yoke may be positioned between respective geometric planes of the maximum and minimum surfaces. [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 Capsule containing a dosing agent and system and process for making same Assignee(s): 2266170 Ontario Inc. (Mississauga, , CA) Law Firm: Manelli Selter PLLC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16438536 on 06/12/2019 (741 days app to issue) Abstract: A capsule is provided containing a dosing agent and a system and process is provided for making capsules containing a dosing agent. The capsule includes a body defining an interior space and an opening, the capsule having ingredients and a dosing agent disposed in the interior space and a cover to seal the opening. The process and system includes depositing ingredients and the dosing agent in the interior space of the capsule and then covering the opening. [B65D] CONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES Funnel assemblies for feeding bee hives Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 16876019 on 05/16/2020 (402 days app to issue) Abstract: What is disclosed is a funnel assembly comprising a funnel body having a curved rim formed at a first portion of the funnel body, the rim being contoured to hold an external object. An upper end of the funnel body is provided with an opening. A second portion of the funnel body is formed with a lower end terminating in an aperture. A third portion of the funnel body is supported by at least one assembly that securely holds the funnel upright to allow food or food supplement to flow from the external object and into the funnel and then into a division board feeder of a beehive. [B67C] FILLING WITH LIQUIDS OR SEMILIQUIDS, OR EMPTYING, OF BOTTLES, JARS, CANS, CASKS, BARRELS, OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; FUNNELS   C H E M I S T R Y & M E T A L L U R G Y Diprovocims: a new and potent class of TLR agonists Inventor(s): Bruce Beutler (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin, TX), The Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, CA) Law Firm: Husch Blackwell LLP (9 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16303043 on 06/29/2017 (1454 days app to issue) Abstract: Modular parallel/serial dual microfluidic chip Assignee(s): RELIANT IMMUNE DIAGNOSTICS, INC. (Austin, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16186520 on 11/10/2018 (955 days app to issue) Abstract: A system for testing a treatment agent for a biologic material includes an input for receiving a biologic sample. A plurality of micro-pumps pump a portion of the biologic sample from the first reservoir into a connected module. A first module includes a first plurality of testing pathways for testing a first portion of the biologic sample. A first module connector removeably connects the first module to the distributor module. A second module includes a second plurality of testing pathways for testing a second portion of the biologic sample. The selected pathway applies at least one dosage level of a treatment agent to the second portion of the biologic sample. A second module connector removeably connects the second module to the distributor module, wherein treatment agent and the plurality of dosage levels tested by the system may be selected by selecting the second module associated with the second module connector. [C12Q] MEASURING OR TESTING PROCESSES INVOLVING ENZYMES OR MICROORGANISMS (immunoassay G01N 33/53); COMPOSITIONS OR TEST PAPERS THEREFOR; PROCESSES OF PREPARING SUCH COMPOSITIONS; CONDITION-RESPONSIVE CONTROL IN MICROBIOLOGICAL OR ENZYMOLOGICAL PROCESSES [3] Auxotrophic strains of [i]staphylococcus [/i]bacterium Assignee(s): Azitra Inc (Branford, CT) Law Firm: McCarter English, LLP (7 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16239871 on 01/04/2019 (900 days app to issue) Abstract: The present disclosure provides recombinant [i]Staphylococcus [/i]bacterium (e.g. [i]S. epidermidis[/i]) that are dependent on D-alanine for growth. In one aspect, the disclosure features a recombinant [i]Staphylococcus [/i]bacterium comprising two inactivated alanine racemase genes (alr1alr2); and an inactivated D-alanine aminotransferase (dat) gene. In another aspect, the disclosure features a method of making the recombinant [i]Staphylococcus [/i]bacterium. [C12R] INDEXING SCHEME ASSOCIATED WITH SUBCLASSES C12C-C12Q, RELATING TO MICROORGANISMS [3] HEADER E FIXED CONST Annular bypass packer Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16301960 on 07/21/2017 (1432 days app to issue) Abstract: A system for facilitating fluid flow to a wellbore includes a packer having a first conduit and a second conduit adjacent to the first conduit. A portion of the second conduit is formed by an outer surface of the first conduit. The packer also includes a swelling element that surrounds and radially encloses the first conduit and second conduit. The first end of the packer includes a bulkhead manifold having a transition section that forms a fluid coupling from at least one external bypass conduit to the second conduit, and the swelling element is operable to form a seal against a wellbore wall upon exposure to a swell fluid. The first end of the packer is fluidly coupled to the fluid supply source via an external bypass conduit, and the second conduit is fluidly coupled to the annulus of the wellbore at the second end of the annulus bypass packer. [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] Pressure actuated inflow control device Assignee(s): HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15776300 on 04/18/2017 (1526 days app to issue) Abstract: A pressure actuated inflow control device that includes: a housing having a wall within which a fluid passageway axially extends; a collapsible apparatus coupled to the housing and configured to change from an extended to a retracted configuration when subjected to a predetermined pressure; and an axially extending plug at least partially disposed within the fluid passageway and removable from the fluid passageway; wherein, when the collapsible apparatus is in the extended configuration, the plug is disposed within the fluid passageway at a first position relative to the housing to restrict fluid flow through the fluid passageway; and wherein, when the collapsible apparatus changes to the retracted configuration, the plug is either: moved to a second position relative to the housing to allow fluid flow through the fluid passageway; or capable of moving from the first position to allow fluid flow through the fluid passageway. [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] Density AICD using a valve Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 16610077 on 12/05/2018 (930 days app to issue) Abstract: A flow system, comprising: a flow control device, wherein a portion of the flow control device is disposed within a fluid pathway, wherein the flow control device is configured to rotate, wherein the flow control device comprises floats, wherein the floats block a potential flow path for fluids to travel through an outlet of the flow control device; a regulatory valve, wherein the regulatory valve is configured to receive a remaining portion of fluids from the fluid pathway; a control line, wherein the control line couples the outlet of the flow control device to the regulatory valve; an offset line, wherein the offset line provides fluid communication between fluids that travel past the flow control device and the regulatory valve; and a fluid restrictor, wherein the fluid restrictor is disposed within the fluid pathway upstream from the flow control device, wherein the fluid restrictor is configured to reduce fluid pressure. [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] Safety valve with reversible lockout Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 16473892 on 07/30/2018 (1058 days app to issue) Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for decreasing the cost and improving a suitable well safety valve. A well safety valve, comprising: an outer housing having a central bore extending axially through the outer housing, wherein the outer housing comprises an outer wall having a receptacle formed in the outer wall; an inner sleeve disposed in the central bore of the outer housing, wherein the inner sleeve comprises a lockout feature in an exterior surface of the inner sleeve; a sleeve disposed in the receptacle; a piston disposed in the sleeve, wherein the piston is actuated to travel longitudinally in the sleeve, wherein the inner sleeve is operable to move in response to movement of the piston; and a valve member disposed in the outer housing, wherein the valve member is operable to selectively restrict flow through the well safety valve in response to movement of the inner sleeve. [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): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter Hampton LLP (7 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16411049 on 05/13/2019 (771 days app to issue) Abstract: Systems and methods for managing auto start of a vehicle during an auto-stop condition may include determining an operational status of a vehicle climate control system; receiving a target air outlet temperature from the vehicle climate control system; receiving data indicating a state of a heated seat of the vehicle; and inhibiting a start-vehicle command to restart the vehicle because of a cabin heating requirement when the data indicates that the heated seat of the vehicle is activated. [F02N] STARTING OF COMBUSTION ENGINES (starting of free-piston combustion-engines F02B 71/02; starting of gas-turbine plants F02C 7/26); STARTING AIDS FOR SUCH ENGINES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR Mast bearing race Inventor(s): Alan Wayne Falls (Arlington, TX), Douglas Robert Mueller (Coppell, TX), Gregory Alan Spruce (Grand Prairie, TX) Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 16750411 on 01/23/2020 (516 days app to issue) Abstract: A system for securing a bearing to a shaft includes a shaft having a raised portion extending radially outward from the shaft. The raised portion includes a first angled face on a first side of the raised portion and a second angled face on a second side of the raised portion. The bearing includes an outer race comprising a bearing surface on an inner face of the outer race, an inner race comprising a bearing surface on an outer face of the inner race and a third angled face on an inner face of the inner race that is configured to mate with the first angled face, and a plurality of rollers disposed between the inner and outer races. [F16C] SHAFTS; FLEXIBLE SHAFTS; MECHANICAL MEANS FOR TRANSMITTING MOVEMENT IN A FLEXIBLE SHEATHING; ELEMENTS OF CRANKSHAFT MECHANISMS; PIVOTS; PIVOTAL CONNECTIONS; ROTARY ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OTHER THAN GEARING, COUPLING, CLUTCH OR BRAKE ELEMENTS; BEARINGS [5] Actuator with static activated position Inventor(s): Danil V. Prokhorov (Canton, MI), Michael Paul Rowe (Pinckney, MI), Ryohei Tsuruta (Ann Arbor, MI), Umesh N. Gandhi (Farmington Hills, 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: 16170571 on 10/25/2018 (971 days app to issue) Abstract: Actuators having electroactive valves are described herein. The actuators can move from a first position to a second position and lock in the second position using an electroactive valve. The device can include an actuator having a fluid-impermeable membrane. The fluid-impermeable membrane can define a compartment, the compartment having a central region, an edge region extending from and fluidly connected with the central region, an electroactive valve between the central region and the edge region, and a dielectric fluid. When actuated, the actuators can force fluid through the electroactive valves and into the edge region. Once in the edge region, the electroactive valves can prevent return flow until receiving an actuation signal. [F16K] VALVES; TAPS; COCKS; ACTUATING-FLOATS; DEVICES FOR VENTING OR AERATING   Drug detection device Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 15925041 on 03/19/2018 (1191 days app to issue) Abstract: In a first aspect, there is a device for detecting a substance within blood, including a collecting tube dimensioned to draw in blood through capillary action; a reagent chamber containing a reactive element; and a connector tube providing fluid communication between the reagent chamber and the collecting tube; wherein the connector tubes are dimensioned to draw in blood through capillary action to the reagent chamber. In other aspects, the device can include an outer casing and/or a plurality of reagent chambers each with a reactive element therein. [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) Impact indicator Assignee(s): ShockWatch, Inc. (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16137820 on 09/21/2018 (1005 days app to issue) Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a device and technique for impact detection includes an impact indicator having a housing enclosing a detection assembly configured to detect an acceleration event. The indicator also includes switch circuitry and a radio-frequency identification (RFID) module coupled to the switch circuitry. Responsive to detecting the acceleration event, the detection assembly causes a change in the switch circuitry, wherein the change in the switch circuitry causes a change in a value output by the RFID module when activated. The indicator also includes logic configured to blockchain data output by the indicator. [G01L] MEASURING FORCE, STRESS, TORQUE, WORK, MECHANICAL POWER, MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY, OR FLUID PRESSURE (weighing G01G) [4] Sensor diffusion stack materials for pressure sensing gloves and methods incorporating the same Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16363135 on 03/25/2019 (820 days app to issue) Abstract: A pressure sensing glove for measuring a force includes a sensor having a pair of contact layers and a pair of diffusion layers disposed between the pair of contact layers. The pair of contact layers distributes a force received along outer surfaces of the sensor across the pair of diffusion layers. The sensor further includes a sensing layer disposed between the pair of diffusion layers. The pair of diffusion layers normalizes the force received from the pair of contact layers across the sensing layer. The sensing layer receives the force at a plurality of locations across a surface area of the sensing layer to determine a resultant pressure applied to the sensor. [G01L] MEASURING FORCE, STRESS, TORQUE, WORK, MECHANICAL POWER, MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY, OR FLUID PRESSURE (weighing G01G) [4] Pressure tap support for tube holding during wind tunnel testing Inventor(s): Francis Beaucaire (Piedmont, , CA), Francois Landry (Saint-Hippolyte, , CA), Kevin Donald Morris (Hawkesbury, , CA), Martin Landry (Prevost, , CA) Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16224330 on 12/18/2018 (917 days app to issue) Abstract: An apparatus is described and in one embodiment includes a first portion comprising an inner diameter, a first outer diameter, and a first length and a second portion, wherein the first portion and the second portion are integrally connected together, the second portion comprising the inner diameter, at least one second outer diameter, and a second length. The embodiment further includes a flange comprising a contact surface, wherein the inner diameter of the first portion and the second portion provides a hollow pathway through the apparatus. [G01L] MEASURING FORCE, STRESS, TORQUE, WORK, MECHANICAL POWER, MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY, OR FLUID PRESSURE (weighing G01G) [4] Unclamped inductor switching test at wafer probe Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16297972 on 03/11/2019 (834 days app to issue) Abstract: A wafer test probe system, probe card, and method to test back-to-back connected first and second transistors of a wafer. The probe card includes a waveform generator circuit and probe needles to couple the waveform generator circuit to provide a first pulse signal of a first polarity using a body diode of the first transistor to test the second transistor, and to provide a second pulse signal of a second polarity using a body diode of the second transistor to the test the first transistor. One example includes a resistor connected between the waveform generator circuit and one of the probe needles. The probe card includes a probe needle to connect a sense transistor of the wafer to the first transistor during wafer probe testing. [G01R] MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES (indicating correct tuning of resonant circuits H03J 3/12) TAP gating scan enable output to decompressor and scan registers Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16594782 on 10/07/2019 (624 days app to issue) Abstract: The disclosure describes a novel method and apparatus for providing expected data, mask data, and control signals to scan test architectures within a device using the falling edge of a test/scan clock. The signals are provided on device leads that are also used to provide signals to scan test architectures using the rising edge of the test/scan clock. According to the disclosure, device test leads serve to input different test signals on the rising and falling edge of the test/scan clock which reduces the number of interconnects between a tester and the device under test. [G01R] MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES (indicating correct tuning of resonant circuits H03J 3/12) Optimized scan chain diagnostic pattern generation for reversible scan architecture Inventor(s): Manish Sharma (Wilsonville, OR), Szczepan Urban (Gowarzewo, , PL), Wu-Tung Cheng (Lake Oswego, OR), Yu Huang (West Linn, OR) Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16548921 on 08/23/2019 (669 days app to issue) Abstract: A system and method for performing scan chain testing is disclosed. Scan cells, in the form of scan chains, are inserted into circuit designs for testing those circuit designs. The integrity of the scan chains is checked for defects before testing the circuit under test. In order to do so, various scan chain patterns, including one or both of U-turn and Z-turn patterns, are used in order to generate scan chain test data. The scan chain test data is analyzed in order to identify one or both of a type of defect (e.g., a timing fault, stuck-at fault, etc.) or a location of the defect. Further, the scan chain testing is performed using chain patterns with adaptive length. [G01R] MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES (indicating correct tuning of resonant circuits H03J 3/12) Phase-based ultrasonic ranging Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15391524 on 12/27/2016 (1638 days app to issue) Abstract: One example includes an ultrasonic ranging system. The system includes an ultrasonic transducer configured to transmit an ultrasonic signal and to receive reflected ultrasonic signal paths having been reflected from a plurality of target objects during a ranging operation. The system also includes a ranging processor configured to detect a location associated with the plurality of target objects based on monitoring phase information associated with the reflected ultrasonic signal paths. [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 2D photonic grating Inventor(s): Jae Seung Lee (Ann Arbor, MI), Paul Donald Schmalenberg (Ann Arbor, MI), Tsuyoshi Nomura (Erlanger, KY) Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15675305 on 08/11/2017 (1411 days app to issue) Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to an antenna formed by a silicon photonic two-dimensional grating. In one embodiment, a phased-array light detection and ranging (LIDAR) device includes a phase shifting array that separately shifts a phase of a source light wave to produce separate light waves with distinct phases. The LIDAR device includes optical inputs operably connected with the phase shifting array to receive the separate light waves. The LIDAR device includes a photonic grating operably connected with the optical inputs to receive the separate light waves and having a body that is disposed within a substrate with a face of the body exposed within the substrate. The photonic grating including grating structures exposed within the face. The grating structures redirect the separate light waves to emit the light waves from the photonic grating to form the beam of light. [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 Lidar module and portable lidar scanner unit Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15988685 on 05/24/2018 (1125 days app to issue) Abstract: A lidar module configured for mounting on a vehicle is provided. The lidar module may include a module housing structured to be securable to a vehicle. The module housing may define a cavity configured for receiving a lidar scanner unit therein. The lidar module may include a lidar scanner unit configured to be received within the module housing cavity. The lidar scanner unit may be configured to be removable from the module housing cavity whenever the lidar scanner unit is not in use. [G01C] MEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY (measuring liquid level G01F; radio navigation, determining distance or velocity by use of propagation effects, e.g. Doppler effect, propagation time, of radio waves, analogous arrangements using other waves G01S) Systems and methods for mitigating effects of high-reflectivity objects in LiDAR data Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16017391 on 06/25/2018 (1093 days app to issue) Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to improving observations of a surrounding environment using a light detection and ranging (LiDAR) device in the presence of highly reflective surfaces. In one embodiment, a method includes, in response to determining that a first point cloud includes an observation of an obscuring object that is highly reflective: i) emitting a scanning light beam at a scanning intensity that is different from an initial intensity of an initial light beam used to acquire the first point cloud, and ii) dynamically controlling the LiDAR device to acquire a second point cloud that omits the obscuring object. The method includes generating a composite point cloud from the first point cloud and the second point cloud that improves an observation of the surrounding environment using the LiDAR device by mitigating interference from the obscuring object. [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) Telecommunications chassis with slidable trays Assignee(s): CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina (Hickory, NC) Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16738591 on 01/09/2020 (530 days app to issue) Abstract: A slide assembly for slidably coupling a telecommunications tray to a telecommunications chassis includes a rail configured for mounting to the chassis, the rail defining a rail sliding cavity flanked by a first detent adjacent a first end and a second detent adjacent a second end of the rail, the rail further comprising first and second chassis mounting features, the first and the second chassis mounting features are oriented with respect to each other such that if two of the same rails are aligned and brought together in a juxtaposed relationship with the first and second chassis mounting features facing each other, the first and the second chassis mounting features can nest relative to each other so as to not increase the total width of the two rails. A guide configured for mounting to the telecommunications tray defines a guide sliding cavity configured to slidably receive the rail such that the rail sliding cavity and the guide sliding cavity face each other, the guide defines a pin connected thereto via a flexible cantilever arm, at least a portion of the pin extending into the rail sliding cavity when the rail and the guide are in a sliding relationship for latching by the first and second detents of the rail in providing two predetermined stop positions for the guide. [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] Transducer-induced heating and cleaning Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15903569 on 02/23/2018 (1215 days app to issue) Abstract: In described examples, a transducer vibrates a lens element at a first frequency and a different second frequency. Controller circuitry selects one of a cleaning mode and a heating mode in response to an estimated temperature of the lens element. The controller circuitry activates the transducer to vibrate the lens element at the first frequency in response to the controller circuitry selecting the cleaning mode. The controller circuitry activates the transducer to vibrate the lens element at the second frequency in response to the controller circuitry selecting the heating mode. [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] Digital light path length modulation systems Assignee(s): Avegant Corp. (San Mateo, CA) Law Firm: Nicholson De Vos Webster Elliott LLP (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16538731 on 08/12/2019 (680 days app to issue) Abstract: A system to adjust light path length comprising a digital light path length modulator, the digital light path length modulator comprising a polarization modulator to receive polarized light and to modulate a polarization of some or all of the polarized light. The system further comprising an optical path length extender (OPLE) having an entry surface and an exit surface, to direct the light entering the OPLE with a first polarization through the entry surface and along a first light path through the OPLE to exit through the exit surface, and to direct the light entering the OPLE with a second polarization through the entry surface and along a second light path through the OPLE to exit through the exit surface, the second light path through the OPLE having a light path length two or more times longer than the first light path length through the OPLE. [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] Aperture sharing for highlight projection Assignee(s): Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation (San Francisco, CA) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16690602 on 11/21/2019 (579 days app to issue) Abstract: A novel projection system includes a base signal source, a highlight signal source, a base/highlight destination, and a shared optical element. A base signal provided by the base source and a highlight signal provided by the highlight source are combined by the shared optical element. In a particular embodiment, the base signal source and the highlight signal source each include a light source, a spatial light modulator, and optics, and the base/highlight destination includes optics and a spatial light modulator. In a more particular embodiment, the base signal source and the highlight source provide spatially modulated lightfields to the shared optical element. In another particular embodiment, the base signal and the highlight signal are modulated by the spatial light modulator of the base/highlight destination after being combined. [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] Systems and methods for remotely activating a vehicle Assignee(s): Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16183808 on 11/08/2018 (957 days app to issue) Abstract: Systems and methods described herein relate to remotely activating a vehicle. One embodiment receives transaction information regarding an electronic payment; associates the transaction information with a vehicle; determines that the vehicle is within a predetermined distance from a business where the electronic payment was transacted; and transmits, to the vehicle, a remote activation command that activates one or more subsystems of the vehicle. [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 prioritizing data processing Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl, LLP (5 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16227787 on 12/20/2018 (915 days app to issue) Abstract: A vehicle data processing system includes a group of sensors and a controller. The group of sensors is arranged on board a vehicle and operable to detect and capture driving event. The controller is coupled to the group of sensors and operable to receive one or more data streams indicative of the driving event data from the group of sensors. The controller is further operable to (i) analyze the one or more data streams, (ii) determine a current operation status of a vehicle based on the one or more data streams, (iii) determine whether or not the current operation status of the vehicle triggers prioritized processing of the one or more data streams, and (iv) upon determination that the prioritized processing is triggered, apply the prioritized processing. [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) Local clock injection and independent capture for circuit test of multiple cores in clock mesh architecture Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16669608 on 10/31/2019 (600 days app to issue) Abstract: A circuit comprises a burst clock control and gating device configured to generate a modified clock signal in a test mode by allowing a preset number of clock pulses of a clock signal to go through during each clock cycle of a reference clock signal, and a plurality of clock gating devices. Each of the plurality of clock gating devices comprises a multiplexing device, wherein the modified clock signal is coupled to a selector input of the multiplexing device, and input signal generation circuitry configured to ensure the timing of the transitions on the output are derived purely from the timing of the transitions of the clock and not by the timing of the transition of the first and second inputs of the multiplexer. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Interface display for infusion module Assignee(s): CareFusion 303, Inc. (San Diego, CA) Law Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP (13 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16922901 on 07/07/2020 (350 days app to issue) Abstract: A medication delivery module is mounted to a patient care device, and a first graphic representative of the first medication delivery module is displayed on a display screen of the device, wherein the first graphic includes an information display area for display of infusion information associated with the first medication delivery module, and a status indicator for display of status information associated with the medication delivery module. Responsive to the indication, the status indicator is dynamically orienting such that the status indicator is displayed on a side of the first graphic nearest the coupling of the first medication delivery module. Infusion information from the first medication delivery module is displayed within the display area of the first graphic. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Managing software programs Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16411250 on 05/14/2019 (770 days app to issue) Abstract: Managing container applications by providing a registry of managed container base images, each managed container base image wrapped to include an injection point, determining that a managed container base image includes a vulnerability, and creating a patch script to address the vulnerability. Managing container applications further includes inserting the patch script at the injection point and issuing a pull command for an application using the managed container base image, to a container orchestration tool. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Vector bit transpose Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16422719 on 05/24/2019 (760 days app to issue) Abstract: A method to transpose source data in a processor in response to a vector bit transpose instruction includes specifying, in respective fields of the vector bit transpose instruction, a source register containing the source data and a destination register to store transposed data. The method also includes executing the vector bit transpose instruction by interpreting NN bits of the source data as a two-dimensional array having N rows and N columns, creating transposed source data by transposing the bits by reversing a row index and a column index for each bit, and storing the transposed source data in the destination register. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Method and system for dynamic configuration of multiprocessor system Assignee(s): Micropairing Technologies LLC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Arent Fox LLP (5 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16122580 on 09/05/2018 (1021 days app to issue) Abstract: A communication system for a mobile vehicle, home, or office environment includes multiple processors. The multiple processors each run an Open Communication system that controls how data is transferred between processors based on data content as opposed to the links that connect the processors together. The open communication system enables data or messages to be effectively transferred and processed for real-time applications or other server based applications that may be running on the multiple processors in a secure environment regardless of processors, locations, or data links. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) System and method for guest operating system using containers Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16504075 on 07/05/2019 (718 days app to issue) Abstract: A method for operating an electronic device, the method including spawning a name space tool (NST) as part of a boot process of a host OS, wherein the NST is a process with a plurality of root privileges of the host OS. The method further includes spawning, by the NST, a container for a guest OS, wherein the container for the guest OS is mapped to a dedicated domain in the host OS, and dropping, by the NST, a root privilege of the host OS in response to spawning the container for the guest OS. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Elastic consistency high availability in multiple boards Assignee(s): Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Schwegman, Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (6 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15899300 on 02/19/2018 (1219 days app to issue) Abstract: A method of protecting against two or more board failures at the same time by providing an elastic consistency platform (ECP) of high availability (HA) in multiple board environments is described. The ECP is provided between transmission control protocol (TCP) and an application using TCP on each board, including providing input and output buffers to store data between a producer and a consumer. The ECP is used to generate a warning when an amount of data unsynchronized in an output buffer of the ECP on any board reaches a programmable limit. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Semiconductor device with modified access and associated methods and systems Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID) Law Firm: Perkins Coie LLP (17 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16554913 on 08/29/2019 (663 days app to issue) Abstract: Memory devices, systems including memory devices, and methods of operating memory devices are described, in which a host device may access a group of memory cells (e.g., portion of an array configurable to store ECC parity bits) otherwise reserved for ECC functionality of a memory device. The memory device may include a register to indicate whether its ECC functionality is enabled or disabled. When the register indicates the ECC functionality is disabled, the memory device may increase a storage capacity available to the host device by making the group of memory cells available for user-accessible data. Additi

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Petroleum production, Drilling technology, Radio frequency antenna types, Antennas (radio), Oil wells

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Petroleum production, Drilling technology, Radio frequency antenna types, Antennas (radio), Oil wells

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