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Dallas Invents: 127 Patents Granted for Week of July 19

Jul 27, 2022

11 for patent activity out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: • Oracle's detection of malware in documents • Amazon's flexible container chutes for sortation systems • Retina Foundation of the Southwest and SMU's image analysis using machine learning and human computation • Samsung's mesh compression • Waymo's optical receiver systems and devices • Cisco's optimizing dynamic open space environments through a reservation service using collaboration data • AtmenBio's portable medical grade air purification system • AMI Investments' remote monitoring of water distribution system • Actimize Ltd's sentiment analysis of content using expression recognition • USAA's unmanned vehicle security guard U.S. Patent No. 11,378,279 (Combustible fuel burning stove with spark arrestor) was assigned to Solo Brands, LLC. 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 July 19, 2022 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100)  127 patents granted     NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 14 E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 4 G: PHYSICS 46 Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 16 Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 5 United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio) 5 Paccar Inc (Bellevue, WA) 4 Cisco Technology Inc. (San Jose, CA) 3 Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Suwon-Si, KR) 3 Sandisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 3 Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) 3 Toyota Motor North America Inc. (Plano) 3 TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS)  Austin Hiep Phan (Denton) 2 David Gan (Southlake) 2 Michelle Hines (Hickory Creek) 2 Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine) 2 Tony Brewer (Plano) 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 . For additional details on the patents granted below, search the USPTO Patent Full-Text and Image Database . UTILITY PATENTS Systems and methods for an oven with a movable cook surface Assignee(s): Ovention, Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) Law Firm: Quarles Brady LLP (6 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 17012981 on 09/04/2020 (683 days app to issue) Abstract: Systems and methods for an oven include a housing, a heating chamber positioned within the housing, an external nesting rack coupled to the housing, the external nesting rack is stationary while coupled to the housing, and a movable cook surface, the movable cook surface movable between a position completely within the heating chamber and a position at least partially external to the heating chamber, such that when the movable cook surface is in the position at least partially external to the heating chamber, the movable cook surface is positioned at least partially recessed below a top surface of the external nesting rack. [A21B] BAKERS’ OVENS; MACHINES OR EQUIPMENT FOR BAKING (domestic baking equipment A47J 37/00; combustion apparatus F23; domestic stoves or ranges being wholly or partly ovens F24B, F24C) Activewear garment Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 16184652 on 11/08/2018 (1349 days app to issue) Abstract: An activewear garment having facial opening formed on an anterior side of an upper head portion of the garment. An elastic securing band is attached to an interior rim of the facial opening, said elastic securing band being attached around the entire circumference of said facial opening. An adhering layer composed of one or more types of adhesive substances, including pressure sensitive adhesives, are applied to an interior side of the elastic securing band, such adhering layer being configured to releasably adhere to a user”s facial skin, thereby preventing the full or partial dislodgement of such activewear garment during high contact athletic activities. [A41D] OUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES (eye or ear protectors A61F 9/00, A61F 11/00; sweating suits A61H 36/00) Apparatus with self-retracting elastomeric support band Assignee(s): SLINGER, LLC (Preston, TX) Law Firm: Stamoulis Weinblatt LLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 17116156 on 12/09/2020 (587 days app to issue) Abstract: Apparatus selectively attachable to the outer case of a cellular telephone or other similarly sized portable device. The apparatus desirably includes a housing containing an elastomeric band that is principally disposed inside the housing when the apparatus is not in use. When the apparatus of the invention is attached to the outer case of a cell phone, a portion of the elastomeric band is manually withdrawn through an opening in the housing and can be releasably latched in place to form a flexible, continuous loop outside the housing. The flexible, continuous loop can be used as a selectively retractable carrying strap when the cell phone or other similar device is not in use. Alternatively, the flexible continuous loop can be used, for example, to support the cell phone around a user”s neck for hands-free use when the user is engaged in other activities. [A45F] TRAVELLING OR CAMP EQUIPMENT; SACKS OR PACKS CARRIED ON THE BODY [2006.01] Slidable cabinet pullout apparatus and method of use Assignee(s): Hardware Resources, Inc. (Bossier City, LA) Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 16948016 on 08/27/2020 (691 days app to issue) Abstract: A kitchen pullout for storage of knives, cutting boards, and miscellaneous utensils and appliances is provided. A magnetic bar, having a specialized magnetic array is provided for storage of metallic knives. A specialized rubber casting, having a plurality of serpentine slots for holding ceramic knives is provided. Conveniently placed canisters and slots are provided for closed storage of kitchen utensils. A bottom shelf is provided with various heights for storage of appliances. An adjustable base frame, and an adjustable top rail is provided to secure and accommodate position the mechanism in the cabinet carcass. [A47G] HOUSEHOLD OR TABLE EQUIPMENT (book-ends A47B 65/00; knives B26B) Knotless micro suture anchor array for high density anatomical attachment of soft tissue to bone Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 17551728 on 12/15/2021 (216 days app to issue) Abstract: A system of toggle type suture anchors is disclosed. The plurality of suture anchors is connected in series by a single working suture and each of the suture anchors allows tensioning of the working suture between itself and the prior anchor implanted in the serial string. Further, each anchor includes a loop type locking mechanism to lock the working suture in place subsequent to tensioning. This creates an independently tensioned suture stitch between each implanted suture anchor and the just previously implanted anchor. In total the system as implanted creates a continuous array of single anchor to anchor stitches which can be placed close together in high density to form a line or region of stitches for a more robust securement of soft tissue to bone. [A61B] DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (analysing biological material G01N, e.g. G01N 33/48) Portable medical grade air purification system Assignee(s): AtmenBio, LLC (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Goodhue, Coleman Owens, P.C. (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 17317703 on 05/11/2021 (434 days app to issue) Abstract: A system, method, and air purification device. Air is taken in from an environment into the air purification system. The air is prefiltered. The air is filtered with a primary filter. The filtered air is treated with vacuum ultraviolet radiation in a primary reaction chamber to generate irradiated air. The irradiated air is treated with ultraviolet-C radiation in a secondary reaction chamber to remove ozone. Ozone and other contaminants are removed from the irradiated air utilizing a carbon filter to generate purified air. The purified air is emitted back into the environment from the air purification system. [A61L] METHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES (preservation of bodies or disinfecting characterised by the agent employed A01N; preserving, e.g. sterilising, food or foodstuffs A23; preparations for medical, dental or toilet purposes A61K) [4] Delivery device for implanting knotless micro-suture anchors and anchor arrays for attachment of soft tissue to bone Assignee(s): Integrity Orthopaedics, Inc. (Orono, MN) Law Firm: Seager, Tufte Wickhem, LLP (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 17551811 on 12/15/2021 (216 days app to issue) Abstract: A delivery device for transtendinous implantation of a toggle-type suture anchor into bone is disclosed. The device includes a proximal housing having an outer tubular shaft extending distally with a lumen therethrough. An anchor delivery tube extends through the lumen of the outer tubular shaft having a proximal end affixed to the proximal housing. The anchor delivery tube includes a nub portion that is used to insert through the tendon and partly into bone to maintain registration with a bone hole into which an anchor is placed. A bone punch assembly extends through the lumen of the anchor delivery tube and the nub portion with a pointed distal end. When the bone punch is fully inserted, the pointed distal end extends a distance distal of the distal end of the nub portion. [A61B] DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (analysing biological material G01N, e.g. G01N 33/48) Topical skin care formulations comprising plant extracts Assignee(s): MARY KAY INC. (Addison, TX) Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16229865 on 12/21/2018 (1306 days app to issue) Abstract: A method comprising topically applying to facial skin a composition comprising an aqueous, alcoholic, or aqueous-alcoholic extract from [i]Nymphoides peltatum. [/i] [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) Cosmetic compositions and methods for their use in firming skin Inventor(s): David Gan (Southlake, TX), Geetha Kalahasti (Plano, TX), Michelle Hines (Hickory Creek, TX), Tiffany Carle (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): MARY KAY INC. (Addison, TX) Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16007143 on 06/13/2018 (1497 days app to issue) Abstract: The present invention relates generally to methods of use and compositions useful for treating skin. The composition includes a combination of [i]Argania spinosa [/i]kernel extract, dill extract, [i]Myrciaria dubia [/i]fruit extract, and [i]Croton lechleri [/i]extract and/or [i]Morus alba [/i]fruit extract. This combination can be used to create topical skin compositions that reduce the appearance of loose, sagging, and/or flaccid skin, and/or improve facial contouring. [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) Transdermal device comprising acetaminophen prodrug Assignee(s): REMEDY DIAGNOSTICS LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 17005901 on 08/28/2020 (690 days app to issue) Abstract: The present invention relates to transdermal devices comprising prodrugs of anti-pyretic, analgesic, or anti-inflammatory molecules, methods of making such devices, and methods of use thereof for treating, preventing, minimizing, and/or diminishing fever or pain. [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) Methods and apparatus for the delivery of hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccines Inventor(s): Adam Hartman (Denton, TX), Oliver Ruck (Lewisville, TX), Thomas David Cox (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Ichor Medical Systems, Inc. (San Diego, CA), Janssen Sciences Ireland Unlimited Company (County Cork, , IE) Law Firm: Ice Miller LLP (8 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16223318 on 12/18/2018 (1309 days app to issue) Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the reproducible, consistent and efficacious delivery of an HBV vaccine to a subject. The disclosure comprises apparatus for the controlled administration of the HBV vaccine through an orifice to the subject, a plurality of penetrating electrodes arranged with a predetermined spatial relationship relative to the orifice, and an electrical signal generator operatively connected to the electrodes. [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) Aqueous ozone sanitizing system with ozone generator cartridge docking station Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 17384656 on 07/23/2021 (361 days app to issue) Abstract: An illustrative aqueous ozone delivery device for use with an aqueous ozone generator cartridge can be used for body part, tissue, and instrument sanitizing, including hand rinsing, hand sanitizing, and clinical treatment. One embodiment includes a hooded sanitizing chamber and spray devices directed to each hand of a user, a docketing station for pluggably receiving a replaceable ozone generator and sensor cartridge, and a controller for sensing hand position and orientation, delivering a desired ozone concentration and duration. [A61L] METHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES (preservation of bodies or disinfecting characterised by the agent employed A01N; preserving, e.g. sterilising, food or foodstuffs A23; preparations for medical, dental or toilet purposes A61K) [4] Implantable intracranial pulse pressure modulator and system and method for use of same Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 17407999 on 08/20/2021 (333 days app to issue) Abstract: An implantable intracranial pulse pressure modulator for treating hydrocephalus in patients of all ages is disclosed as well as a system and method for use of the same. In one embodiment of the implantable intracranial pulse pressure modulator, two one-way valves are interposed in parallel, opposing orientations between a vestibule and a chamber. One of the one-way valves, in response to systole, provides fluid communication from the vestibule to the chamber such that a small aliquot of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is displaced from a cerebral ventricle into a ventricular catheter, thereby reducing intraventricular systolic pressure. The other one-way valve, in response to diastole, provides fluid communication from the chamber to the vestibule such that the same volume of CSF is reintroduced into a cerebral ventricle, thereby increasing intraventricular diastolic pressure. Together, both processes work synergistically to reduce intraventricular pulse pressure in order to treat hydrocephalus. [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] Swing training assembly for swing sports including golf, baseball, tennis or hockey Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 16738372 on 01/09/2020 (922 days app to issue) Abstract: A swing training assembly includes a shuttle, a shuttle travel track, a tensioner, a shuttle displacement line and a shuttle pulley. The shuttle resides in the shuttle travel track and the shuttle pulley and shuttle displacement line are adapted to linearly displace the shuttle to different shuttle positions within the shuttle travel track in response to displacement forces applied to the shuttle pulley by a user pulling on the shuttle displacement line. The tensioner provides an opposing counter-force to control the rate of shuttle displacement. The swing training assembly may also include body positioning limits to maintain proper body alignment while the user pulls on the shuttle displacement line. [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 Power and free conveyor and method Assignee(s): Innovative Capital Solutions, LLC (Weatherford, TX) Law Firm: Decker Jones, PC (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 17126845 on 12/18/2020 (578 days app to issue) Abstract: An assembly for use with a power and free conveyor comprises a track member adapted to be slidingly received by a receiver portion of a power and free conveyor power track. The track member is slidingly moveable from a first position to a second position such that, when in the first position, the proximal end is retained within the receiver portion and the distal end is proximate to a connection portion. When in the second position, the proximal end is retained within the receiver portion and there is a gap between the distal end and the connection portion. A power and free conveyor comprising the assembly is also provided. A method of servicing a power and free conveyor comprising a sliding track member is also provided. [B23P] OTHER WORKING OF METAL; COMBINED OPERATIONS; UNIVERSAL MACHINE TOOLS (arrangements for copying or controlling B23Q) Vehicle top and method of use Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 16822627 on 03/18/2020 (853 days app to issue) Abstract: A vehicle hardtop system for a jeep-type sports utility vehicle, which includes a roof panel having segments, the segments each connected to one another via hinges, the segments fold onto one another and then onto a rear panel such that the entire roof panel and rear panel is removable from the vehicle hard top. [B60J] WINDOWS, WINDSCREENS, NON-FIXED ROOFS, DOORS, OR SIMILAR DEVICES FOR VEHICLES; REMOVABLE EXTERNAL PROTECTIVE COVERINGS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES (fastening, suspending, closing, or opening of such devices E05) Variable wheel drive electric vehicle comprising selectively attachable and detachable electric hub motors and method of using the same Inventor(s): Abril A. Galang (Ann Arbor, MI), Joshua D. Payne (Ann Arbor, 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: 16551892 on 08/27/2019 (1057 days app to issue) Abstract: A variable wheel drive electric vehicle comprises a chassis; a first axle disposed on the chassis comprising: a pair of opposed first axle ends; a pair of first axle hubs attached to the first ends, a pair of motive wheels configured for rotatable disposition on the first hubs, and a pair of electric hub motors each comprising a stator and a rotor, the rotors configured for reversible motive rotation of the motive wheels by and about the stators; a second axle disposed on the chassis comprising: a pair of opposed second axle ends; a pair of second axle hubs attached to the second ends; a pair of non-motive wheels configured for rotatable disposition on the second hubs; and a pair of hub motor blanks each comprising a stator blank and rotor blank, the rotor blanks configured for reversible non-motive rotation of the non-motive wheels by and about the stator blanks. [B60K] ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS IN VEHICLES; AUXILIARY DRIVES FOR VEHICLES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST OR FUEL SUPPLY OF PROPULSION UNITS IN VEHICLES [2006.01] Vehicle floor silencer with wall support element Inventor(s): Abhijeet Anil Hoshing (Ann Arbor, MI), Jonathan Quijano (Ann Arbor, MI), Taylor E. Darling (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: 16932062 on 07/17/2020 (732 days app to issue) Abstract: A vehicle floor silencer includes a base portion and a flange formed along an edge of the base portion. The flange includes a step, a wall extending from the step, and at least one wall support element extending from the wall to the step and structured to prevent at least an associated portion of the wall from deflecting in a direction toward an end of the step. The wall support is structured to prevent deflection of the wall along an edge of the floor silencer. [B60R] VEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (fire prevention, containment or extinguishing specially adapted for vehicles A62C 3/07) Subframe brace apparatus and related assemblies for use with vehicles Inventor(s): Alex B. Taylor (Chelsea, MI), Kyler A. Tolman (Ann Arbor, MI), Robert D. Smith (Dexter, MI), Ryan M. Mahn (Lambertville, MI) 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: 16848461 on 04/14/2020 (826 days app to issue) Abstract: Subframe brace apparatus and related assemblies for use with vehicles are disclosed. A disclosed vehicle assembly includes a subframe of a vehicle, a vehicle body structure, and a brace attaching the subframe to the vehicle body structure. A body of the brace includes a first end coupled to the subframe and a second end coupled to the vehicle body structure. The first end of the body is configured to remain connected to the subframe during an offset frontal vehicle impact event in which the subframe applies a first load to the first end. The first end of the body is also configured to separate from the subframe during a full frontal vehicle impact event in which the subframe applies a second load to the first end. [B62D] MOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS (steering, or guiding on a desired track, of agricultural machines or implements A01B 69/00; wheels, castors, axles, increasing wheel adhesion B60B; vehicle tyres, tyre inflation or tyre changing B60C; connections between vehicles of a train or the like B60D; vehicles for use on rail and road, amphibious or convertible vehicles B60F; suspension arrangements B60G; heating, cooling, ventilating or other air treating devices B60H; windows, windscreens, non-fixed roofs, doors or similar devices, protective coverings for vehicles not in use B60J; propulsion plant arrangements, auxiliary drives, transmissions, controls, instrumentation or dashboards B60K; electric equipment or propulsion of electrically-propelled vehicles B60L; power supply for electrically-propelled vehicles B60M; passenger accommodation not otherwise provided for B60N; adaptations for load transportation or to carry special loads or objects B60P; arrangement of signalling or lighting devices, the mounting or supporting thereof or circuits therefor, for vehicles in general B60Q; vehicles, vehicle fittings or vehicle parts, not otherwise provided for B60R; servicing, cleaning, repairing, supporting, lifting, or manoeuvring, not otherwise provided for B60S; brake arrangements, brake control systems or parts thereof B60T; air-cushion vehicles B60V; motorcycles, accessories therefor B62J, B62K; testing of vehicles G01M) Control vane orientation for ducted-rotor aircraft Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16732052 on 12/31/2019 (931 days app to issue) Abstract: A ducted-rotor aircraft may include a fuselage and first and second ducts that are coupled to the fuselage at respective first and second locations. The first location may be on a first side of a fuselage of the aircraft and spaced from a nominal yaw axis of the aircraft. The second location may be on an opposed second side of the fuselage and spaced from the nominal yaw axis. Each duct may include a rotor that is disposed in an opening that extends through the duct. Each rotor may include a plurality of blades. Each duct may further include a control vane that is mounted aft of the plurality of blades and that is pivotable about a vane axis that is oriented toward the nominal yaw axis. [B64C] AEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS (air-cushion vehicles B60V) Aircraft rotor assembly with segmented input shaft for electric motor stack and gearbox unit Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Patent Capital Group (Local + 6 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16912345 on 06/25/2020 (754 days app to issue) Abstract: A motor assembly is described and includes a housing; a plurality of motors disposed within the housing; and a drive shaft comprising a plurality of interconnected drive shaft segments, wherein each one of the drive shaft segments is driven by a different one of the motors connected to the drive shaft segment via an integrated overrunning clutch. [B64D] EQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT Flexible container chutes for sortation systems Assignee(s): AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Seattle, WA) Law Firm: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP (4 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16460524 on 07/02/2019 (1113 days app to issue) Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for flexible container chutes for sortation systems. In one embodiment, an example system may include a first extendable arm, a second extendable arm, a first flexible container removably coupled to the first extendable arm and the second extendable arm, and a second flexible container removably coupled to the first extendable arm and the second extendable arm. The system may include a chute assembly having a first ramp, a first separator coupled to a first end of the first ramp, a second ramp, and a second separator coupled to a second end of the second ramp. The first ramp and the second ramp may be vertically aligned, and the first flexible container may receive items via the first ramp, and the second flexible container may receive items via the second ramp. [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) Chain slack adjustment mechanism for mail sortation systems Assignee(s): National Presort, L.P. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 17173377 on 02/11/2021 (523 days app to issue) Abstract: A mail sortation system includes a frame system, a conveyor carried by the frame system, a driven axle on one end of the conveyor, a pair of split idler axles, one idler axel on each side of the conveyor, a chain from each idler axel to the driven axel, and a chain slack adjustment mechanism. The idler axels are configured to rotate independently of each other. The chains are coupled to the conveyor, such that rotation of the driven axle causes the idler axles to rotate and the conveyor to translate. The chain slack adjustment mechanisms remove slack in each chain by increasing the distance between the driven axle and the idler axles. [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) System and apparatuses for loading, transporting and unloading fragile product Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 16995322 on 08/17/2020 (701 days app to issue) Abstract: A system and a method for gently loading, transporting and unloading frangible products using totes is provided. The system includes a loading station at a first location, an unloading station at a second location and a plurality of totes for use in storing the frangible products for transportation from the first location to the second location. The totes include an interior space that is upwardly curved for gently receiving the frangible products therein as they are laterally discharged off of a lateral discharge portion of the reciprocating conveyor. Two or more totes can be sequentially loaded along the lateral discharge portion of the reciprocating conveyor using backpressure caused by accumulation of frangible product along the edge of the lateral discharge portion of the reciprocating conveyor to redirect incoming frangible products towards a downstream section of the lateral discharge portion of the reciprocating conveyor. [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) Multi-layered SP[superscript]2[/superscript]-bonded carbon tubes Inventor(s): Archana Venugopal (Dallas, TX), Benjamin Stassen Cook (Addison, TX), Luigi Colombo (Dallas, TX), Nazila Dadvand (Richardson, TX) Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16229822 on 12/21/2018 (1306 days app to issue) Abstract: A microstructure comprises a plurality of interconnected units wherein the units are formed of graphene tubes. The graphene tubes may be formed by photo-initiating the polymerization of a monomer in a pattern of units to form a polymer microlattice, removing unpolymerized monomer, coating the polymer microlattice with a metal, removing the polymer microlattice to leave a metal microlattice, depositing graphitic carbon on the metal microlattice, converting the graphitic carbon to graphene, and removing the metal microlattice. A ceramic may be deposited on the graphene and another graphene layer may be deposited on top of the ceramic to create a multi-layered sp[superscript]2[/superscript]-bonded carbon tube. [B32B] LAYERED PRODUCTS, i.e. PRODUCTS BUILT-UP OF STRATA OF FLAT OR NON-FLAT, e.g. CELLULAR OR HONEYCOMB, FORM Roving maintenance vehicle system Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16240264 on 01/04/2019 (1292 days app to issue) Abstract: A roving maintenance vehicle system includes a computing device having a processor and a non-transitory computer readable memory, a transceiver unit communicatively coupled to the computing device and a machine-readable instruction set stored in the non-transitory computer readable memory. The machine-readable instruction set causes the roving maintenance vehicle system to perform at least the following when executed by the processor: broadcast, via the transceiver unit, a notification of availability of the roving maintenance vehicle in an area, receive, via the transceiver unit, a status from one or more vehicles in response to the broadcast of the notification of the roving maintenance vehicle in the area, identify one or more vehicles that require service based on the status from the one or more vehicles, and dispatch the roving maintenance vehicle to a location of a first vehicle of the one or more vehicles that require service. [B60W] CONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT [2006.01]   F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S Method of using and distributing a weather seal assembly for an overhead door Assignee(s): National Door Industries, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 17029325 on 09/23/2020 (664 days app to issue) Abstract: A knock-down seal assembly for an overhead-sectional door having horizontal joints between adjacent panels and a leading lateral edge that seals the lateral leading edge of the door as the door closes against the floor or traffic area. The seal assembly includes a pair of retainer rails which do not exceed about 6 feet in overall length. Each of the retainer rails has seal channels formed so as to extend from a bottom surface thereof for receiving a flexible weather seal strip. Each of the rails also has an extension channel formed so as to extend from the bottom surface thereof for receiving an elongate retainer clip. The retainer clip can be used to join the pair of retainer rails to form a single rail. [E06B] FIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES, OR LIKE ENCLOSURES, IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES (shades or blinds for greenhouses A01G 9/22; curtains A47H; lids for car boots or bonnets B62D 25/10; sky-lights E04B 7/18; sunshades, awnings E04F 10/00) Modular gun system Assignee(s): Hunting Titan, Inc. (Pampa, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 17462840 on 08/31/2021 (322 days app to issue) Abstract: A method and apparatus for inserting a detonator into a door on an end fitting and closing the door into a recess of the end fitting, enabling a quick wireless install of a detonator and resulting in a side-by-side arrangement between the detonator and the detonating cord. [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] Adjustable perforating gun orientation system Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 17139708 on 12/31/2020 (565 days app to issue) Abstract: A perforating gun system may include a gun body and a charge tube disposed within and rotatably mounted to the gun body, wherein the charge tube includes a receiving feature disposed at an axial end of the charge tube. The perforating gun system may also include at least one charge mounted within the charge tube. The at least one charge is configured to perforate a sidewall of a wellbore upon detonation. Additionally, perforating gun system may include a weighted feature adjustably attached to the receiving feature of the charge tube in one of a plurality of angular positions, wherein adjusting the angular position of the weighted feature is configured to adjust a center of gravity of the charge tube such that gravity will cause the charge tube to rotate to a corresponding phasing angle. [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] Acid fracturing with dissolvable plugs Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16765982 on 05/08/2020 (802 days app to issue) Abstract: Acid stimulation operations in a wellbore may be conducted using frac plugs constructed of a hydrolytically degradable polymer. The frac plugs may be constructed of an aliphatic polyester such as PGA and may be readily pumped into position in the wellbore due in part to their relatively low density. Once perforations have been created in the wellbore and a first frac plug is set in place, an acid solution may be pumped at a high-pressure acid against the frac plug and into the geologic formation. A second and/or any number of subsequent frac plugs may be pumped behind the acid, e.g., in brine solution, to be used in subsequent acid stimulation operations. After completing acid stimulation operations, the frac plugs may degrade in the wellbore to permit production. [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): Elijah Tooling, Inc. (Denton, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16526322 on 07/30/2019 (1085 days app to issue) Abstract: A precision threaded locator fastener bushing includes a driver portion, an exterior precision locating surface, an interior precision locating surface, and an exterior threaded portion. The precision threaded locator fastener bushing allows various fastening and precision locating devices to be precisely located relative to a fixture plate. The driver portion includes a ten-point driver configuration. [F16B] DEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS OR WEDGES; JOINTS OR JOINTING (couplings for transmitting rotation F16D) Hybrid gear construction Assignee(s): Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Stratford, CT) Law Firm: Michael Best Friedrich LLP (10 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16514213 on 07/17/2019 (1098 days app to issue) Abstract: A hybrid gear includes a first portion having a plurality of first engagement features formed from a first material and having a first stiffness and a second portion having a plurality of second engagement features in intermeshing arrangement with the plurality of first engagement features. The plurality of second engagement features is formed from a second material distinct from the first material and having a second stiffness. The first stiffness of the plurality of first engagement features is within 20% of the second stiffness of the plurality of second engagement features. [F16H] GEARING Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 16861069 on 04/28/2020 (812 days app to issue) Abstract: A gearbox system for a rotorcraft includes a gearbox housing, an oil pump receiving bore formed into the gearbox housing and having formed therein a first opening having a first diameter and a second opening, and an oil pump positioned within the oil pump receiving bore. The second opening is bounded by a lip that extends radially into the second opening, the second opening having a second diameter that is smaller than the first diameter. [F16H] GEARING Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 17224729 on 04/07/2021 (468 days app to issue) Abstract: An automotive headlamp is provided that includes a digital micromirror device (DMD) headlight module, the DMD headlight module including a DMD, a white light module to provide a white light beam to illuminate the DMD, illumination optics optically coupled between the DMD and the white light module to prepare the white light beam for illuminating the DMD, and projection optics optically coupled to the DMD to receive pixelated light reflected by the DMD and project a pixelated light beam on road, in which at least one of the DMD, the white light module, and the illumination optics shape a beam profile of the white light beam such that the light reflected by the DMD has a pixelated non-uniform beam profile suitable for projecting a white light beam that forms a portion of a white light beam of the headlamp. [F21S] NON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF [7] Combustible fuel burning fire pit with removable fire grate Assignee(s): SOLO BRANDS, LLC (Grapevine, TX) Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 17506198 on 10/20/2021 (272 days app to issue) Abstract: A fire pit is disclosed that includes a burn chamber, a removable fire grate, and a removable ash pan. The burn chamber is defined by an inwardly facing surface and a bottom. The removable fire grate is positioned within the burn chamber and supports combustible fuel for burning. The removable fire includes a plurality of holes sized to permit passage of ash from the combustible fuel, and at least one grip feature sized and shaped to permit a user to remove the removable fire grate from the fire pit by lifting the removable fire grate vertically through the burn chamber. The removable ash pan is positioned within the burn chamber beneath the removable fire grate, and includes, a side wall, a bottom, and at least one grippable surface configured to permit the user to remove the removable ash pan from the fire pit by lifting the removable ash pan vertically through the burn chamber. [F24C] OTHER DOMESTIC STOVES OR RANGES; DETAILS OF DOMESTIC STOVES OR RANGES, OF GENERAL APPLICATION (radiator stoves of the fluid-circulating type F24H)   Anti-LAG-3 antibodies and uses thereof Assignee(s): Phanes Therapeutics, Inc. (San Diego, CA) Law Firm: Ice Miller LLP (8 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16639827 on 08/28/2018 (1421 days app to issue) Abstract: Anti-LAG-3 antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof are described. Also described are nucleic acids encoding the antibodies, compositions comprising the antibodies, and methods of producing the antibodies and using the antibodies for treating or preventing diseases such as cancer, an inflammatory disease, an autoimmune disease, type 1 diabetes, and/or infectious diseases. [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) Static rotor blade assembly balancing Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 16750111 on 01/23/2020 (908 days app to issue) Abstract: An exemplary static rotor blade assembly balancing tool includes a vertical rod having a top end with a tip located at the top end on a vertical axis of the rod and a sleeve having a bore terminating at a socket, in use the rod is disposed in the bore and the tip and the socket form a pivot connection where the sleeve is balanced to settle in a level position with a vertical axis of the sleeve coaxial with the vertical axis of the rod, and the sleeve has an outer profile configured to mount a hub of a rotor blade assembly. [G01M] TESTING STATIC OR DYNAMIC BALANCE OF MACHINES OR STRUCTURES; TESTING OF STRUCTURES OR APPARATUS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR Using big data to navigate vehicles at large events Inventor(s): Alex Pham (San Jose, CA), Evan Vijithakumara (Frisco, TX), Gunnar Heinisch (McKinney, TX), Mohan Kusgur (Plano, TX), Nutonya Lynn Parker (Dallas, TX), Robert Douglas (Frisco, TX), Sriranjan Tadimari (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16557856 on 08/30/2019 (1054 days app to issue) Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for an event navigation system. The event navigation system includes a sensor configured to monitor traffic flow within a first structure. The event navigation system includes a memory configured to store a map of the first structure. The event navigation system includes a processor coupled to the sensor and the memory. The processor is configured to obtain a current location of a user and a destination location for the user. The processor is configured to determine a route from the current location to the destination location based on the map of the first structure, the current location, the destination location and the traffic flow within the first structure. The processor is configured to provide the route to the user. [G01C] MEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY (measuring liquid level G01F; radio navigation, determining distance or velocity by use of propagation effects, e.g. Doppler effect, propagation time, of radio waves, analogous arrangements using other waves G01S) Fluid composition sensor device and method of using the same Assignee(s): HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. (Charlotte, NC) Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP (Local + 10 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16790924 on 02/14/2020 (886 days app to issue) Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to a fluid composition sensor device and method of using the same. In various embodiments, the fluid flow composition sensor is configured to receive a volume of fluid, the fluid composition sensor comprising a housing, a removable fluid flow component, an impactor nozzle, a collection media assembly dock element configured to receive a replaceable collection media assembly comprising a collection media configured to receive one or more particles within the volume of fluid, an imaging device configured to capture an image of at least a portion of the one or more particles received by the fluid composition sensor, and a controller configured to determine, based at least in part on the image, at least one particle characteristic of the volume of fluid. The imaging device may be configured to capture the image of one or more particles received by the fluid composition sensor using lensless holography. [G01F] MEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW, OR LIQUID LEVEL; METERING BY VOLUME [5] Redundant level measuring system Assignee(s): Ametek Magnetrol USA, LLC (Berwyn, PA) Law Firm: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark Mortimer (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16999333 on 08/21/2020 (697 days app to issue) Abstract: A redundant level measuring system comprises comprising a chamber for fluidic coupling to a process vessel whereby material level in the vessel equalizes with material level in the chamber. A float including a magnet in the chamber interior space rises and falls with material level in the chamber. The float comprises an inner cylindrical wall defining an elongate through opening. A magnet actuated visual indicator is mounted to the chamber for indicating level of the magnet in the chamber. A level measurement instrument includes a measurement circuit and a coaxial probe having an inner rod and a coaxial outer tube. The probe defines a transmission line and the coaxial outer tube has a through opening so that material level in the chamber equalizes with material level in the coaxial outer tube. The instrument is mounted atop the chamber with the probe directed downwardly to the chamber interior space and extending through the float through opening. The measurement circuit generates and receives a frequency signal on the transmission line, the measurement circuit measuring level of the material in the coaxial outer tube. [G01F] MEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW, OR LIQUID LEVEL; METERING BY VOLUME [5] Pressure probes and pressure measurements in airflow Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 17194404 on 03/08/2021 (498 days app to issue) Abstract: A pressure probe includes a tube having an output end, an internal passage, an axial run, and pressure orifices axially aligned along a downstream side of the axial run. The pressure orifices are in communication with the output end through the internal passage and an upstream side of the axial run that is opposite from the downstream side of the axial run and does not include a pressure orifice. The downstream side is perpendicular to airflow. [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) Integrated circuit die test architecture Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 17162025 on 01/29/2021 (536 days app to issue) Abstract: A test control port (TCP) includes a state machine SM, an instruction register IR, data registers DRs, a gating circuit and a TDO MX. The SM inputs TCI signals and outputs control signals to the IR and to the DR. During instruction or data scans, the IR or DRs are enabled to input data from TDI and output data to the TDO MX and the top surface TDO signal. The bottom surface TCI inputs may be coupled to the top surface TCO signals via the gating circuit. The top surface TDI signal may be coupled to the bottom surface TDO signal via TDO MX. This allows concatenating or daisy-chaining the IR and DR of a TCP of a lower die with an IR and DR of a TCP of a die stacked on top of the lower die. [G01R] MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES (indicating correct tuning of resonant circuits H03J 3/12) Category specific industrial battery optimization and restoration device, with battery diagnostics, battery life prognostication, and an artificial intelligence means Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 16666828 on 10/29/2019 (994 days app to issue) Abstract: Improvements in a battery optimization and restoration device that uses a means of varying the regulator voltage as a function of time and discharge event timing and depth in order to establish a consistent power level for the charging of the capacitor. The device models the power supply regulation voltage as a first order factor as a function of time. The regulation voltage is modeled as a function of time so as to maintain an acceptable charging current at all times by charging a large capacitive load which is periodically discharged in a rapid pulse-like manner requires a modeled regulation voltage that is synchronized to the discharge frequency of the capacitor. The modeled charging is a function of the discharge depth and the charging height in initial capacitor voltage before the discharge and the final capacitor voltage after the discharge. [G01R] MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES (indicating correct tuning of resonant circuits H03J 3/12) Methods and apparatus to compensate for radar system calibration changes Inventor(s): Anand Gadiyar (Bangalore, , IN), Dheeraj Kumar Shetty (Bangalore, , IN), Karthik Ramasubramanian (Bangalore, , IN), Karthik Subburaj (Bangalore, , IN), Shailesh Joshi (Bengaluru, , IN), Shankar Narayanamoorthy (Bangalore, , IN) Assignee(s): Texas Instmments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16513361 on 07/16/2019 (1099 days app to issue) Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to compensate radar system calibration are disclosed. A radio-frequency (RF) subsystem having a transmit channel, a receive channel, and a loopback path comprising at least a portion of the transmit channel and at least a portion of the receive channel, a loopback measurer to measure a first loopback response of the RF subsystem for a first calibration configuration of the RF subsystem, and to measure a second loopback response of the RF subsystem for a second calibration configuration of the RF subsystem, and a compensator to adjust at least one of a transmit programmable shifter or a digital front end based on a difference between the first loopback response and the second loopback response to compensate for a loopback response change when the RF subsystem is changed from the first calibration configuration to the second calibration configuration. [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 Passive optical couplers having passive optical activity indicators and methods of operating the same Assignee(s): FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, LLC (Norwalk, CT) Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 17524361 on 11/11/2021 (250 days app to issue) Abstract: Passive optical couplers having passive optical activity indicators and methods of operating the same are disclosed. An example passive optical coupler for passively coupling first and second optical fibers includes a housing including: a first port configured to receive an end of a first optical fiber, and a second port configured to receive an end of a second optical fiber; and a passive optical activity indicator positioned at least partially within the housing, wherein a first portion of the passive optical activity indicator is exposed through the housing, and wherein the passive optical activity indicator is configured to passively illuminate in response to (i) first light propagating in the first optical fiber when the end of the first optical fiber is received in the first port, and (ii) second light propagating in the second optical fiber when the end of the second optical fiber is received in the second port. [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] Method and system for tunable gradient patterning using a shadow mask Assignee(s): Magic Leap, Inc. (Plantation, FL) Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16922851 on 07/07/2020 (742 days app to issue) Abstract: A method of fabricating a shadow mask includes depositing a chrome etch mask layer on a substrate. The substrate includes a silicon handle wafer, a buried oxide layer, a single crystal silicon layer, and a backside oxide layer. The method also includes forming a patterning layer including a pattern on the chrome etch mask layer, etching the chrome etch mask layer using the patterning layer to transfer the pattern in the patterning layer into the chrome etch mask layer, and etching the pattern of the chrome etch mask layer into the single crystal silicon layer. The method further includes patterning the backside oxide layer, etching the silicon handle wafer using the patterned backside oxide layer, removing the buried oxide layer, and removing remaining portions of the patterned chrome etch mask layer and the patterning layer. [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] Pupil-only photochromic contact lenses displaying desirable optics and comfort Assignee(s): Johnson Johnson Vision Care, Inc. (Jacksonville, FL) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 17060202 on 10/01/2020 (656 days app to issue) Abstract: A method for making a hydrogel, photochromic contact lens including supplying a first lens composition comprising a contact lens monomer and a photochromic material to a front contact lens mold and supplying a second lens composition to said contact lens mold wherein the viscosity of said first composition is at least about 1000 cp greater than the viscosity of said second contact lens composition, and the makeup of said second composition matches the of said first composition to reduce strain between said compositions of the resulting lens. [G02C] SPECTACLES; SUNGLASSES OR GOGGLES INSOFAR AS THEY HAVE THE SAME FEATURES AS SPECTACLES; CONTACT LENSES Unmanned vehicle security guard Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX) Law Firm: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16676875 on 11/07/2019 (985 days app to issue) Abstract: Unmanned vehicles can be terrestrial, aerial, nautical, or multi-mode. Unmanned vehicles may be used to survey a property in response to or in anticipation of a threat. For example, an unmanned vehicle may analyze information about the property and based on the information deter theft of items on the property. [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) Low threshold voltage transistor bias circuit Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 17087003 on 11/02/2020 (624 days app to issue) Abstract: A current mirror circuit includes a first current mirror transistor, a second current mirror transistor, and a bias circuit. The first current mirror transistor includes a gate and a drain. The second current mirror transistor includes a gate coupled to the gate of the first current mirror transistor. The first current mirror transistor and the second current mirror transistor are low threshold voltage transistors. The bias circuit is coupled to the gate and the drain of the first current mirror transistor. The bias circuit is configured to bias the first current mirror transistor to operate in a saturation mode when a threshold voltage of the first current mirror transistor is a negative voltage. [G05F] SYSTEMS FOR REGULATING ELECTRIC OR MAGNETIC VARIABLES (regulating the timing or recurrence frequency of pulses in radar or radio navigation systems G01S; regulation of current or voltage, specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces G04G 19/02; closed-loop systems for regulating non-electric variables by electric means G05D; regulating power supply of digital computers G06F 1/26; for obtaining desired operating characteristics of electromagnets with armatures H01F 7/18; regulating electric power distribution networks H02J; regulating the charging of batteries H02J 7/00; regulating of the output of static converters, e.g. switching regulators, H02M; regulation of the output of electric generators H02N, H02P 9/00; controlling transformers, reactors or choke coils H02P 13/00; regulating frequency response, gain, maximum output, amplitude or bandwidth of amplifiers H03G; regulating tuning of resonant circuits H03J; controlling generators of electronic oscillations or pulses H03L; regulating characteristics of transmission lines H04B; controlling electric light sources H05B 37/02, H05B 39/04, H05B 41/36; electric control of X-ray apparatus H05G 1/30) [5] Synchronization of a clock generator divider setting and multiple independent component clock divider settings Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16527342 on 07/31/2019 (1084 days app to issue) Abstract: A device includes a clock generator configured to generate a root clock signal based on an input clock signal and a clock generator divider integer setting. The device also includes a first component coupled to the clock generator and configured to generate a first component clock signal based on the root clock signal and a first component divider integer setting. The device also includes a second component coupled to the clock generator and configured to generate a second component clock signal based on the root clock signal and a second component divider integer setting. The device also includes sync circuitry coupled to each of the clock generator, the first component, and the second component, wherein the sync circuitry is configured to perform synchronized adjustments to the root clock signal, the first component clock signal, and the second component clock signal. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Device clock setting while booting a device Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX) Law Firm: Jaffery Watson Mendonsa Hamilton (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16298090 on 03/11/2019 (1226 days app to issue) Abstract: A computing device may perform a method that includes determining whether internal time reference data is available while booting the computing device. When the internal time reference data is unavailable, the device clock is set to a default time setting. However, when the internal time reference data is available while booting the computing device, the method includes searching the internal time reference data for a most recent time reference, and setting the device clock to a current time setting based on the most recent time reference. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) System and method for predication handling Inventor(s): Alan Davis (Sugar Land, TX), Duc Quang

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