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Founded Year

2014

Stage

Series A | Alive

Total Raised

$27.75M

Last Raised

$17M | 3 mos ago

About Linear Labs

Linear Labs develops motors and generators, both linear and rotary.

Linear Labs Headquarter Location

2600 NE Loop 820 STE 100

Fort Worth, Texas, 76137,

United States

817-609-4254

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Linear Labs Patents

Linear Labs has filed 43 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Electrical engineering
  • Electrical generators
  • Electromagnetic components
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Grant Date

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3/5/2019

4/19/2022

Electrical generators, Electromagnetism, Electromagnetic components, Electrical engineering, Electric power conversion

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4/19/2022

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Electrical generators, Electromagnetism, Electromagnetic components, Electrical engineering, Electric power conversion

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Latest Linear Labs News

Dallas Invents: 134 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 22

Mar 23, 2022

11 for patent activity out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: • Amazon's item identification based on receipt image • Apple's cylindrical desktop electronic device • Lennox Industries' carbon dioxide cooling system with subcooling • Linear Labs' multi-tunnel electric motor/generator • Match Group's method for matching using location information • SmartDrive Systems' method to determine the responsiveness of a driver of a vehicle to feedback regarding driving behaviors • Tracking Concepts' methods for tracking location and monitoring environmental conditions of an asset in transit • Theatro Labs' observation platform to determine relative responsiveness of enterprise employees to requests by external systems • Trend Micro's computer network monitoring with event prediction U.S. Patent No. 11,258,320 (Multi-tunnel electric motor/generator) was assigned to Linear Labs, 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 2/22/2022 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100)  134 patents granted    | NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION A: HUMAN NECESSITIES  8 C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY       2 G: PHYSICS        43 Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas)     28 Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano)         9 Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson)          7 Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)           4 Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston)           4 Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)  4 RO5 Inc. (Dallas) 3 ATT Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)         2 UNASSIGNED     6 Charles Dazler Knuff (Dallas)        3 Roy Tal (Dallas)  3 Christopher J. Daly (Dallas)          2 Daniel L. McBroom (Leonard)      2 Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton)          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 Blind corner pullout and method of use Assignee(s): Hardware Resources, Inc. (Bossier City, LA) Law Firm: Schultz Associates, P.C. (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 16946827 on 07/08/2020 (594 days app to issue) Abstract: A basket pullout system for a blind corner cabinet with an orientation bracket and stabilizer for installation of a blind corner pullout with adjustable shelves. The orientation bracket allows for easy installation of a base assembly irrelevant of which side the door opens or whether the cabinet has a face frame. The vertical stanchion assembly also allows for easy adjustment of slide positions to transition between a cabinet with the door on the right to the door on the left, and vice versa. [A47B] TABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE (jointing of furniture F16B 12/00) Toilet seat lifting apparatus Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 17170860 on 02/08/2021 (379 days app to issue) Abstract: An apparatus for moving a toilet seat from a closed position adjacent a toilet bowl to a raised position includes an actuator attached to a foot pedal. Pressing the foot pedal moves the actuator in a forward stroke such that nearing the end of the forward stroke an end of the actuator is pivoted and elements connected to the actuator bear against an underside of the toilet seat, raising the seat away from the bowl. [A47K] SANITARY EQUIPMENT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (connecting to water supply or waste pipe, sinks E03C; water-closets E03D); TOILET ACCESSORIES (cosmetic equipment A45D) Surgical burs with decoupled rake surfaces and corresponding axial and radial rake angles Assignee(s): Medtronic PS Medical, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Harness, Dickey Pierce, P.L.C. (8 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16458923 on 07/01/2019 (967 days app to issue) Abstract: A surgical bur including flutes and lands. Each of the flutes includes a cutting edge, rake surfaces and a clearance surface. The rake surfaces of one of the flutes are decoupled from each other. Each of the lands is disposed between a pair of the flutes. [A61B] DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (analysing biological material G01N, e.g. G01N 33/48) Variable stroke percussive massage device Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 17229860 on 04/13/2021 (315 days app to issue) Abstract: An adjustable stroke percussion massage device includes a stroke arm having a first end connected to a percussion massage head. A pin extends outward at a second end of the stroke arm. A cam has a cam slot formed into the cam such that the pin fits into the cam slot. The cam slot has a length, where the pin is movable from a first end of the cam slot to a second end of the cam slot, where the pin is a first distance from a rotation axis of the cam when positioned at the first end of the cam slot, and the pin is a second distance from the rotation axis of the cam when positioned at the second end of the cam slot. A motor is operable to rotate the cam about the rotation axis, moving the stroke arm along a vibration axis. [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) Cosmetic compositions Inventor(s): Barbara Durkee (Addison, TX), Geetha Kalahasti (Addison, TX), Greg Norman (Addison, TX), Ricky Mendoza (Addison, TX) Assignee(s): MARY KAY INC. (Addison, TX) Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16866928 on 05/05/2020 (658 days app to issue) Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for their use that can be used individually or in combination. The compositions have the ability to treat a wide range of skin and skin conditions, and particularly men”s skin. [A61K] PREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES (devices or methods specially adapted for bringing pharmaceutical products into particular physical or administering forms A61J 3/00; chemical aspects of, or use of materials for deodorisation of air, for disinfection or sterilisation, or for bandages, dressings, absorbent pads or surgical articles A61L; soap compositions C11D) Sublingual epinephrine tablets Inventor(s): Christopher Howard (Dallas, TX), Edward J. Walters (Allentown, NJ), G. Lynn Howard (Dallas, TX), Nicholas J. Farina (Solebury, PA) Assignee(s): pHase Pharmaceuticals LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Arnall Golden Gregory LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16114939 on 08/28/2018 (1274 days app to issue) Abstract: The present disclosure provides sublingual epinephrine tablets and methods of treating anaphylaxis, methods for concomitant therapy during a cardiac event, treating hypoglycemia, and prophylaxis for immunotherapy, using sublingual epinephrine tablets. [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) Systems and methods for contact selection in deep brain stimulation Assignee(s): Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16703176 on 12/04/2019 (811 days app to issue) Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for selecting contacts for use in deep brain stimulation (DBS). A computing device includes a processor and a memory device communicatively coupled to the processor. The memory device includes instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to apply a spatial filter to local field potential (LFP) recordings for a plurality of contacts of a DBS lead, calculate a power spectral density (PSD) for each contact from the filtered LFP for that contact, calculate a parametric approximation for each PSD, select at least one frequency band based on the parametric approximations, calculate a spectral coherency matrix for each of the at least one selected frequency band, and calculate an eigenvector centrality for each spectral coherency matrix to facilitate identifying a contact for stimulation. [A61B] DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (analysing biological material G01N, e.g. G01N 33/48) Physical therapy device for aiding in joint mobility and recovery Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 16354551 on 03/15/2019 (1075 days app to issue) Abstract: A physical therapy device includes a brace to secure around an appendage of a person; a first locking device connected to a portion of the brace via a rivet joint, the first locking device having a gear; a pawl positioned to engage with the gear; a spring connected to the pawl to provide tension to the pawl; and a lock to release the pawl from the toothed gear; the first locking device is positioned next to a joint of the appendage when worn; the first locking device allows for single direction movement of the joint; and the first locking device is to release the joint via the lock. [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]   O P E R A T I O N S  &  T R A N S P O R T Methods of designing high x-ray lucency lattice structures Assignee(s): NANOHIVE MEDICAL LLC (Woburn, MA) Law Firm: White Case LLP (5 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15895213 on 02/13/2018 (1470 days app to issue) Abstract: The biocompatible lattice structures disclosed herein with an increased or optimized lucency are prepared according to multiple methods of design disclosed herein. The methods allow for the design of a metallic material with sufficient strength for use in an implant and that remains radiolucent for x-ray imaging. [B33Y] ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING [2015.01] Artificial muscles having vacuum coupled electrode insulators and methods of manufacturing 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: 17364142 on 06/30/2021 (237 days app to issue) Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electrode assembly includes positioning a layer stack comprising an electrode positioned between an electrode insulator and a support polymer in a vacuum bag, removing air from the vacuum bag thereby vacuum coupling the electrode to the electrode insulator, and removing the layer stack from the vacuum bag, where upon removal of the layer stack from the vacuum bag, the electrode remains vacuum coupled to the electrode insulator and the electrode insulator is in direct contact with the electrode, thereby forming an electrode assembly. [B25J] MANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES (robotic devices for individually picking fruits, vegetables, hops or the like A01D 46/30; needle manipulators for surgery A61B 17/062; manipulators associated with rolling mills B21B 39/20; manipulators associated with forging machines B21J 13/10; means for holding wheels or parts thereof B60B 30/00; cranes B66C; arrangements for handling fuel or other materials which are used within nuclear reactors G21C 19/00; structural combination of manipulators with cells or rooms shielded against radiation G21F 7/06) [5] Method for manufacturing an ophthalmic article Assignee(s): Essilor International (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR) Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16349808 on 10/25/2017 (1581 days app to issue) Abstract: The invention provides a method for manufacturing an ophthalmic article having at least one optical function and at least one predetermined transmission parameter, comprising the steps ([b]102[/b]) of surfacing at least a first face of a first body of said article, made from a first material, according to a first geometry determined for providing said predetermined transmission parameters; and surfacing ([b]103[/b]) at least a second face of a second body of said article, made from a second material, according to a second geometry determined at least according to said first geometry, for providing said optical. [B29D] PRODUCING PARTICULAR ARTICLES FROM PLASTICS OR FROM SUBSTANCES IN A PLASTIC STATE (making granules B29B 9/00; making preforms B29B 11/00) [4] Venting of airbag for adjustment of cushioning surface position Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16165394 on 10/19/2018 (1222 days app to issue) Abstract: A vehicle airbag system includes an airbag having a cushioning surface configured to be contacted by a user to cushion the user after inflation of the airbag. The airbag also includes at least one cushioning surface positioning vent coupled to the cushioning surface. The at least one cushioning surface positioning vent is actuatable to direct a flow of gas exiting an interior of the airbag so as to produce a reaction force which moves the cushioning surface in a predetermined direction. [B60R] VEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (fire prevention, containment or extinguishing specially adapted for vehicles A62C 3/07) Stabilized real time trajectory optimization for hybrid energy management utilizing connected information technologies 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: 16883253 on 05/26/2020 (637 days app to issue) Abstract: A vehicle control method in a hybrid electric vehicle including an internal combustion engine, a battery, an electric motor, and a control unit. The method includes estimating an estimated vehicle velocity trajectory, estimating an initial engine power trajectory, simulating state of charge of the battery with the vehicle velocity trajectory and the initial engine power trajectory, estimating an initial terminal co-state value, simulating backward co-state dynamics using the state of charge and vehicle velocity trajectory, to obtain a resulting co-state trajectory. The co-state trajectory is used to solve a minimization control and propagate state of charge dynamics forward in time. The method includes updating control and the co-state trajectory, adjusting the terminal co-state value, and controlling a usage of the battery and the internal combustion engine. The method can be performed to optimize the engine power trajectory to minimize fuel consumption in real time. [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] Lateral adaptive cruise control Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16177225 on 10/31/2018 (1210 days app to issue) Abstract: A system for lateral adaptive cruise control for use in a vehicle includes a main body, a power source, and a brake. The system further includes an input device to receive an adaptive cruise control request. The system further includes an object sensor to detect lateral object data. The system further includes an ECU designed to determine a velocity of the lateral object or a relative distance to the lateral object based on the lateral object data, determine a lane entrance event corresponding to the lateral object traveling towards a current lane occupied by the main body based on the at least one of the velocity of the lateral object or the relative distance to the lateral object, and control at least one of the power source or the brake to adjust a current speed of the main body based on the lane entrance event. [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] Systems and methods for selective driver coaching based on driver efficiency 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: 16944086 on 07/30/2020 (572 days app to issue) Abstract: Systems and methods of selective driver coaching are provided. Driver coaching systems learn the characteristics of a deceleration event. With the goal of increasing recouped energy while operating a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), driver coaching systems predict when the HEV can begin coasting at the start of the deceleration event. In this way, the amount of time during which regenerative braking can be applied may be increased. Coaching cues are provided to the driver so that the HEV can be operated in way that achieves the goal of increasing recouped energy. However, engaging in excessive regenerative breaking can negate its advantages if the amount needed to reaccelerate the HEV to a cruising/steady speed is too great. Selective driver coaching provides coaching cues only if the operating efficiency of the HEV exceeds the operating efficiency of the HEV when controlled by the driver without coaching cues. [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] Vehicle rocker with load transferring spacer Inventor(s): James Chung (Ann Arbor, MI), Paxton S. Williams (Milan, MI), Rahul Gururaj (Canton, MI), Tyler Schnug (Northville, MI) Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16777391 on 01/30/2020 (754 days app to issue) Abstract: A vehicle including a rocker extending in a vehicle longitudinal direction having a first surface and a second surface, at least one crossmember extending in a vehicle width direction from the first surface of the rocker, and at least one spacer coupled to the second surface of the rocker, the at least one spacer being in line with the at least one crossmember. [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) Tailgate open position adjustment system Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16706453 on 12/06/2019 (809 days app to issue) Abstract: Methods and systems for adjusting a position of a tailgate of a vehicle. The system includes a cable connecting the tailgate to a spool configured to turn in a first direction to wind the cable, and turn in a second direction to unwind the cable. The system includes a cable release located between the spool and the tailgate, the cable release, when in the unengaged state, allowing the cable to move through the cable release when the spool turns in the first direction, and preventing movement of the cable through the cable release when force is applied to the cable from the tailgate, and the cable release, when in the engaged state, allowing the cable to move through the cable release when the spool turns in the second direction. The system includes a button configured to toggle the cable release between the engaged state and the unengaged state. [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) Manufacturing cell based vehicle manufacturing system and method Assignee(s): DIVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Los Angeles, CA) Law Firm: Arent Fox LLP (5 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15925672 on 03/19/2018 (1436 days app to issue) Abstract: Manufacturing cell based vehicle manufacturing systems and methods for a wide variety of vehicles are disclosed. In one aspect, a manufacturing cell configured for assembling a frame of a vehicle is disclosed. The manufacturing cell includes a positioner, a robot carrier and a robot. The positioner is configured to receive a fixture table configured to hold the frame. The robot carrier includes a vertical lift. The robot is configured to assemble the frame. The positioner is configured to support the frame in a vertical position during an assembling process. In another aspect of the disclosure, a system for manufacturing a vehicle based on a manufacturing cell is disclosed. In another aspect of the disclosure, a method for manufacturing a vehicle based on a manufacturing cell is disclosed. [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) Tiltrotor controls shield Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16370368 on 03/29/2019 (1061 days app to issue) Abstract: A tiltrotor controls shield having a blade or wire substructure under a fragile spinner fairing improves bird strike durability. The present disclosure discloses a spinner wind fairing with a shield structure disposed thereunder for providing protection to the proprotor assembly components. The shield structure can segment a projectile, such as a bird, that penetrates the spinner fairing into a series of smaller and lower energy elements spread across a wider area, such that the rotor components can withstand the impact of the smaller elements without damage. [B64C] AEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS (air-cushion vehicles B60V) Balance weight assemblies for rotor blades Inventor(s): Bryan Huber (Keller, TX), Colin John Thomas (Carrollton, TX), Jared Mark Paulson (Fort Worth, TX), Paul Branson Sherrill (Grapevine, TX), Tyler Wayne Baldwin (Keller, TX) Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 16587967 on 09/30/2019 (876 days app to issue) Abstract: A balance weight assembly for a rotor blade of a rotorcraft. The balance weight assembly includes a balance weight pocket formed by a balance weight tray and a cover. The balance weight tray has an upper surface including a lip region extending outwardly from a projected region with an outboard boss. A balance weight receiving cavity is recessed from the upper surface and contains a plurality of balance weights. The projected region is disposed within an opening in a hollow blade spar such that the outboard boss of the balance weight tray has a contact relationship with an outboard surface of the opening. The cover is coupled to the balance weight tray such that the lip region of the balance weight tray and at least a portion of the cover have a clamping relationship with the blade spar, thereby coupling the balance weight pocket to the blade spar. [B64C] AEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS (air-cushion vehicles B60V) Method of extruding polymer film onto a mat and products incorporating the resulting composite mat Assignee(s): Building Materials Investment Coporation (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15211633 on 07/15/2016 (2048 days app to issue) Abstract: A method of fabricating a polymer coated mat is disclosed to form a moisture barrier. The method includes moving a substrate mat along a processing path and heating the substrate mat to a predetermined temperature. A curtain of molten polymer is extruded through a slot die onto a surface of the heated substrate mat as the mat moves along the processing path to create a composite mat comprising a thin polymer film coating on at least one side of the substrate mat. The composite mat is then cooled in a controlled manner to cure and solidify the polymer film. The resulting composite mat may be used as a construction wrap, or it may be incorporated into other products such as an underlayment. A novel asphalt shingle may be fabricated using the composite mat in lieu of a traditional asphalt saturated mat or other substrate. [B29C] SHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS; SHAPING OF MATERIAL IN A PLASTIC STATE, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; AFTER-TREATMENT OF THE SHAPED PRODUCTS, e.g. REPAIRING (making preforms B29B 11/00; making laminated products by combining previously unconnected layers which become one product whose layers will remain together B32B 37/00-B32B 41/00) [4] Active thermal management for fire-tolerant drive systems Inventor(s): Andrew Jordan Birkenheuer (Arlington, TX), Jon Damon Bennett (Fort Worth, TX), Keith David Weaver (North Richland Hills, TX) Assignee(s): TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC. (Providence, RI) Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 15702958 on 09/13/2017 (1623 days app to issue) Abstract: A thermal management system and method includes: a drive shaft; one or more fans or impellers in fluid communication with at least a portion of the drive shaft; and one or more air management baffles configured to direct air flow between the impeller and the portion of the drive shaft. In one embodiment, the system and method further includes insulation positioned about the at least a portion of the drive shaft. [B64C] AEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS (air-cushion vehicles B60V)   C H E M I S T R Y & M E T A L L U R G Y Composition and method for simultaneous water softening and silica removal in boiler feed water Assignee(s): Lhoist North America, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15996907 on 06/04/2018 (1359 days app to issue) Abstract: A slurry product is shown for treating water to both soften the water and to remove silica. The slurry is prepared by blending, in an aqueous medium, hydrated lime under the form of a slurry or of a powder with at least partly hydrated dolime, or magnesium hydroxide or magnesium oxide particles or a combination thereof under the form of a slurry or of a powder, to form an aqueous slurry where the amounts of the dolime, magnesium hydroxide or magnesium oxide particles or the combination thereof are provided such that the solid content of the slurry is up to 60% by weight of the slurry. The slurry also maintains a stable and pumpable viscosity for over a month. [C02F] TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE (processes for making harmful chemical substances harmless, or less harmful, by effecting a chemical change in the substances A62D 3/00; separation, settling tanks or filter devices B01D; special arrangements on waterborne vessels of installations for treating water, waste water or sewage, e.g. for producing fresh water, B63J; adding materials to water to prevent corrosion C23F; treating radioactively-contaminated liquids G21F 9/04) [3] Filler particles for polymers 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: 16229971 on 12/21/2018 (1159 days app to issue) Abstract: A composite material comprises a polymer matrix having microstructure filler materials that comprise a plurality of interconnected units wherein the units are formed of connected tubes. The tubes may be formed by photo-initiating the polymerization of a monomer in a pattern of interconnected 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, growing or depositing a material on the metal microlattice such as graphene, hexagonal boron nitride or other ceramic, and subsequently removing the metal microlattice. [C08F] MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS OBTAINED BY REACTIONS ONLY INVOLVING CARBON-TO-CARBON UNSATURATED BONDS (production of liquid hydrocarbon mixtures from lower carbon number hydrocarbons, e.g. by oligomerisation, C10G 50/00; fermentation or enzyme-using processes to synthesise a desired chemical compound or composition or to separate optical isomers from a racemic mixture C12P; graft polymerisation of monomers containing carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds on to fibres, threads, yarns, fabrics or fibrous goods made from such materials D06M 14/00) [2]   F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S Sealing connector for post tensioned anchor system Assignee(s): LUGO DESIGNS LLC (Hurst, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 17061745 on 10/02/2020 (508 days app to issue) Abstract: A sealing connector cover for a tendon in an encapsulated post-tensioning reinforcement system includes a plurality of circumferential cover segments each comprising a circumferential part of a female connector housing at one longitudinal end, and a male connector housing at another longitudinal end. Each segment has a locking element to engage a corresponding locking element on a longitudinally corresponding segment. Each circumferential segment comprises a circumferential part of a locking element in the female connector housing configured to engage the male connector housing of a longitudinally adjacent sealing connector cover or a connector on an encapsulated anchor. [E04G] SCAFFOLDING; FORMS; SHUTTERING; BUILDING IMPLEMENTS OR OTHER BUILDING AIDS, OR THEIR USE; HANDLING BUILDING MATERIALS ON THE SITE; REPAIRING, BREAKING-UP OR OTHER WORK ON EXISTING BUILDINGS Shaped cutters Inventor(s): Brady Walters (Weatherford, TX), Christopher M. Casad (Benbrook, TX), Greg Carlos Topham (Spanish Fork, UT), Josh Criswell (Carrollton, TX), Tyler Scott Dunaway (Pleasant Grove, UT), William Henry Dubose (Irving, TX) Assignee(s): Ulterra Drilling Technologies, L.P. (Fort Worth, TX) Synthetic Corporation (Salt Lake City, UT) Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16249824 on 01/16/2019 (1133 days app to issue) Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provides cutting elements for use on rotary drill bits for drilling subterranean formations. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to cutting elements having a shaped upper surface including at least one spoke for cutting and/or failing subterranean formations during drilling. The present disclosure also relates to drill bits incorporating one or more of such cutting elements. [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] Helical alignment sleeve Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16080321 on 11/13/2017 (1562 days app to issue) Abstract: An apparatus includes a sleeve a sleeve having a slot defined by at least a first edge and a second edge of the sleeve. At least a portion of the first edge defines a left-handed helical portion of the slot. At least a portion of the second edge defines a right-handed helical portion of the slot. The left-handed helical portion and the right-handed helical portion are at different axial positions along the sleeve with respect to a center axis through the 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] Expandable elastomeric sealing layer for a rigid sealing device Inventor(s): Michael Linley Fripp (Carrollton, TX), Pete Clement Dagenais (The Colony, TX), Stephen Michael Greci (Little Elm, TX) Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: McGuireWoods LLP (Local + 9 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16477491 on 04/23/2018 (1401 days app to issue) Abstract: Included are wellbore sealing systems and methods of use. An example wellbore sealing system comprises a rigid sealing device capable of expansion and having an exterior having holes disposed therethrough; and an expandable sealing layer disposed around the rigid sealing device. The expandable sealing layer comprises an elastomeric layer and a reinforcing layer. [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] Flapper on frac plug that allows pumping down a new plug Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: Conley Rose, P.C. (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16800358 on 02/25/2020 (728 days app to issue) Abstract: A zonal isolation device conveyed into the wellbore with a propped flapper valve. The zonal isolation device comprises a deformable sealing element and a support ring movably disposed within the inner bore of the sealing element. A flapper valve coupled to the support ring is configured to engage a sealing surface of support ring. The flapper valve blocks fluid flow through the zonal isolation device in a fully closed position, allows unrestricted fluid flow through the zonal isolation device in a fully open position, and allows restricted fluid flow through the zonal isolation device when held by a propping component in an intermediate or partially open position. The zonal isolation device is anchored to the wellbore by an anchoring assembly engaged with a wedge coupled to the downhole end of the sealing element. [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] Shunt tube assembly entry device Inventor(s): Brandon Thomas Least (Dallas, TX), Jan Veit (Plano, TX), Jean Marc Lopez (Plano, TX), Luke William Holderman (Plano, TX), Stephen Michael Greci (McKinney, TX) Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16728419 on 12/27/2019 (788 days app to issue) Abstract: A shunt tube entry device comprises one or more inlet ports, a shroud disposed at least partially about a wellbore tubular, and a shunt tube in fluid communication with the chamber. The shroud defines a chamber between the shroud and the wellbore tubular, and the chamber is in fluid communication with the one or more entry ports. [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): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16718492 on 12/18/2019 (797 days app to issue) Abstract: An HVAC system includes a compressor with an inlet port, an outlet port, and a scroll set. The scroll set includes a fixed scroll member and an orbiting scroll member. The fixed scroll member includes a first scroll wrap extending vertically from a base of the fixed scroll wrap. The first scroll wrap has an approximately spiral shape with at least 3.5 rotations from the center to the end of the spiral. The orbiting scroll member includes a second scroll wrap extending vertically from a base of the orbiting scroll wrap. The second scroll wrap has an approximately spiral shape with at least 3.5 rotations from the center to the end of the spiral. The orbiting scroll moves in an elliptical pattern such that fluid entering the inlet port of the compressor is compressed from a first volume to a second volume via movement of the orbiting scroll member. [F04C] ROTARY-PISTON, OR OSCILLATING-PISTON, POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT MACHINES FOR LIQUIDS (engines driven by liquids F03C); ROTARY-PISTON, OR OSCILLATING-PISTON, POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT PUMPS (engine fuel-injection pumps F02M) Methods and apparati for quickset gas lift separation and liquid storage Assignee(s): LIFTROCK LLC (Houston, TX) Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg, LLP (5 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 17239126 on 04/23/2021 (305 days app to issue) Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and apparati for separating liquids from production gases and recovering the liquids. The methods and apparati of the present disclosure can reduce or eliminate emissions compared to standard methods and devices and also eliminate the need for haul away of liquids by collecting compressor system liquids in charge vessel(s). The methods and apparati of the present disclosure can also be used to fuel the engines which operate the compressor systems using gas from the compressor drains and the gas used to drain the charge vessel(s). [F04F] PUMPING OF FLUID BY DIRECT CONTACT OF ANOTHER FLUID OR BY USING INERTIA OF FLUID TO BE PUMPED (containers or packages with special means for dispensing liquid or semi-liquid contents by internal gaseous pressure B65D 83/14); SIPHONS [2] Uniball bearing with compliant inner member Assignee(s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT) Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16328671 on 07/19/2017 (1679 days app to issue) Abstract: A spherical bearing which extends from and connects to a deformable component includes an outer member and an inner member. The inner member is pivotable relative to the outer member about an axis. The inner member has an opening formed therein that defines a plurality of coplanar contact surfaces shaped to accommodate and contact the component. The plurality of contact surfaces are movable to accommodate deformation of the component positioned within the opening. [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] Variable refrigerant flow system with reheating of dehumidified air Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16550446 on 08/26/2019 (911 days app to issue) Abstract: An apparatus includes a compressor, a first heat exchanger, a reheater, a first valve, a second heat exchanger, and a blower. The compressor compresses a refrigerant. The blower moves air proximate the second heat exchanger to the reheater. During a first mode of operation: the first heat exchanger removes heat from a first portion of the refrigerant from the compressor, the first valve opens such that a second portion of the refrigerant from the compressor flows to the reheater, the second heat exchanger uses the first portion of the refrigerant from the first heat exchanger and the second portion of the refrigerant from the reheater to cool air proximate the second heat exchanger, and the reheater uses the second portion of the refrigerant from the compressor to heat the air moved by the blower. [F24F] AIR-CONDITIONING; AIR-HUMIDIFICATION; VENTILATION; USE OF AIR CURRENTS FOR SCREENING (removing dirt or fumes from areas where they are produced B08B 15/00; vertical ducts for carrying away waste gases from buildings E04F 17/02; tops for chimneys or ventilating shafts, terminals for flues F23L 17/02) Predictive presence scheduling for a thermostat using machine learning Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16731974 on 12/31/2019 (784 days app to issue) Abstract: A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) control device configured to generate the machine learning model using the first set of weights and the second set of weights. The machine learning model is configured to output a probability that a user is present at the space based on an input that identifies a day of the week and a time of a day. The device is further configured to determine a probability that a user is present at the space for a predicted occupancy schedule using the machine learning model, to determine an occupancy status based on a determined probability that a user is present at the space, and to set a predicted occupancy status in the predicted occupancy schedule based on a determined occupancy status for each time entry. The device is further configured to output the predicted occupancy schedule. [F24F] AIR-CONDITIONING; AIR-HUMIDIFICATION; VENTILATION; USE OF AIR CURRENTS FOR SCREENING (removing dirt or fumes from areas where they are produced B08B 15/00; vertical ducts for carrying away waste gases from buildings E04F 17/02; tops for chimneys or ventilating shafts, terminals for flues F23L 17/02) HVAC control during demand response event Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16735256 on 01/06/2020 (778 days app to issue) Abstract: A thermostat of an HVAC system receives active event parameters from a utility provider. The active event parameters include a start time, a stop time, and a predefined temperature setpoint for the active event, which is associated with a requirement to decrease energy consumption between the start time and the stop time. Following the start time, the thermostat adjusts a setpoint temperature of the HVAC system to the predefined setpoint temperature. After adjusting the setpoint temperature to the predefined setpoint temperature, a new user setting for operation of the HVAC system is received. The thermostat determines that energy consumed during operation of the HVAC system according to the new user setting is less than or equal to energy consumed during operation of the HVAC system according to the predefined setpoint temperature. Following this determination, the thermostat causes the HVAC system to operate according to the new user settings. [F24F] AIR-CONDITIONING; AIR-HUMIDIFICATION; VENTILATION; USE OF AIR CURRENTS FOR SCREENING (removing dirt or fumes from areas where they are produced B08B 15/00; vertical ducts for carrying away waste gases from buildings E04F 17/02; tops for chimneys or ventilating shafts, terminals for flues F23L 17/02) System for personalized indoor microclimates Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16661577 on 10/23/2019 (853 days app to issue) Abstract: A network of wireless remote climate sensors in a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system permits the creation of personalized microclimates within an enclosed space. In addition to collecting temperature and humidity data, the wireless remote climate sensors can detect whether the enclosed space is occupied by a human. Human detection is made possible by optional cameras, microphones, and gas sensors on the wireless remote climate sensors. As the human moves throughout the enclosed space, the HVAC system is able to track the human”s movement using the wireless remote climate sensors. The HVAC system may adjust airflow to different portions of the enclosed space based on the human”s location. The result is an efficient use of system resources to keep users at their ideal temperature. [F24F] AIR-CONDITIONING; AIR-HUMIDIFICATION; VENTILATION; USE OF AIR CURRENTS FOR SCREENING (removing dirt or fumes from areas where they are produced B08B 15/00; vertical ducts for carrying away waste gases from buildings E04F 17/02; tops for chimneys or ventilating shafts, terminals for flues F23L 17/02) Carbon dioxide cooling system with subcooling Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 14955258 on 12/01/2015 (2275 days app to issue) Abstract: A system includes a first heat exchanger, a flash tank, a first compressor, a condenser, a second heat exchanger, and a second compressor. The first heat exchanger removes heat from carbon dioxide refrigerant. The flash tank stores the carbon dioxide refrigerant from the first heat exchanger. The first compressor compresses the carbon dioxide refrigerant and sends the compressed carbon dioxide refrigerant to the first heat exchanger. The condenser removes heat from a second refrigerant. The second heat exchanger receives the second refrigerant from the condenser. The second heat exchanger further removes heat from the carbon dioxide refrigerant stored in the flash tank. The second compressor compresses the second refrigerant from the heat exchanger. The second compressor sends the second refrigerant to the condenser. [F25B] REFRIGERATION MACHINES, PLANTS, OR SYSTEMS; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials, e.g. refrigerants, or materials for the production of heat or cold by chemical reactions other than by combustion C09K 5/00; pumps, compressors F04; use of heat pumps for domestic or space-heating or for domestic hot-water supply F24D; air-conditioning, air-humidification F24F; fluid heaters using heat pumps F24H) HVAC systems and methods with multiple-path expansion device subsystems Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 16595533 on 10/08/2019 (868 days app to issue) Abstract: A method for cooling air in an HVAC system includes moving refrigerant through a closed refrigeration circuit having, inter alia, an expansion device subsystem, which includes a full-load pathway and at least one partial-load pathway and a flow selector for directing refrigerant flow from the condenser to either the partial-load pathway or the full-load pathway. The method also involves directing refrigerant flow from the condenser to the full-load pathway when the refrigerant pressure is greater than or equal to a first preselected activation pressure and stepping down a refrigerant pressure with a set orifice and directing refrigerant flow from the condenser to the partial-load pathway when the refrigerant pressure is less than a second preselected activation pressure and stepping down a refrigerant pressure with a variable expansion device configured for partial loads. Refrigerant is delivered from the full-load pathway or partial-load pathway to the evaporator. [F25B] REFRIGERATION MACHINES, PLANTS, OR SYSTEMS; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials, e.g. refrigerants, or materials for the production of heat or cold by chemical reactions other than by combustion C09K 5/00; pumps, compressors F04; use of heat pumps for domestic or space-heating or for domestic hot-water supply F24D; air-conditioning, air-humidification F24F; fluid heaters using heat pumps F24H) Muzzle adaptation system Assignee(s): True Velocity IP Holdings, LLC (Garland, TX) Law Firm: Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 16153959 on 10/08/2018 (1233 days app to issue) Abstract: The present invention provides a subsonic ammunition cartridge including a polymeric casing body comprising a generally cylindrical hollow polymer body having a body base at a first end thereof and a mouth at a second end to define a propellant chamber; a propellant insert positioned in the propellant chamber to reduce the internal volume of the propellant chamber, wherein the propellant chamber has an internal volume that is between 25 and 80% less than the open internal volume of a standard casing of equivalent caliber; and a primer insert positioned at the body base and in communication with the propellant chamber. [F42B] EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, e.g. FOR BLASTING; FIREWORKS; AMMUNITION (explosive compositions C06B; fuzes F42C; blasting F42D) [5] Primer insert having a primer pocket groove Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX) Law Firm: Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 16587351 on 09/30/2019 (876 days app to issue) Abstract: The present invention provides a primer insert for use in a polymeric ammunition cartridge includes a top surface opposite a bottom surface and a extraction flange that extends circumferentially about an outer edge of the top surface; a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the substantially cylindrical coupling element is adapted to receive a polymer overmolding; a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface, wherein the primer recess comprises a recess bottom and a circular recess side wall; a primer flash aperture through the recess bottom that extends through the bottom surface, wherein the primer flash aperture is adapted to receive a polymer overmolding to form a flash hole; and a groove in the primer recess positioned around the primer flash aperture adapted to receive a polymer overmolding, wherein the groove extends at least partially over the bottom surface and the circular recess side wall and the groove is adapted to receive polymer through the primer flash aperture and over the bottom surface and the circular recess side wall. [F42C] AMMUNITION FUZES (blasting cartridge initiators F42B 3/10; chemical aspects C06C); ARMING OR SAFETY MEANS THEREFOR (filling fuzes F42B 33/02; fitting or extracting primers in or from fuzes F42B 33/04; containers for fuzes F42B 39/30) [5]   P H Y S I C S System and method to determine responsiveness of a driver of a vehicle to feedback regarding driving behaviors Inventor(s): Alekh Vaidya (San Diego, CA), Daniel A. Deninger (Carlsbad, CA), David Forney (La Jolla, CA), Jason Palmer (Carlsbad, CA), Jeffrey Griswold (San Diego, CA), Mark Freitas (San Diego, CA), Slaven Sljivar (San Diego, CA) Assignee(s): SmartDrive Systems, Inc. (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Esplin Associates, PC (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 17062261 on 10/02/2020 (508 days app to issue) Abstract: This disclosure relates to a system and method for determining responsiveness of a driver of a vehicle to feedback regarding driving behaviors. The system may include a sensor configured to generate output signals conveying first driving behavior information, which may characterize operation of the vehicle by the driver. The system may include one or more processors configured to obtain the first driving behavior information. The one or more processors may effectuate provision of feedback defined by feedback information based on the first driving behavior. The sensor may be configured to output signals conveying second driving behavior information, which may characterize operation of the vehicle by the driver during and/or subsequent to the provision of the feedback. The one or more processors may be configured to obtain the second driving behavior information and assess responsiveness of the driver to the feedback based on the second driving behavior information. [G08B] SIGNALLING OR CALLING SYSTEMS; ORDER TELEGRAPHS; ALARM SYSTEMS MEMS gyroscope self-test using a technique for deflection of the sensing mobile mass Inventor(s): David Mcclure (Carrollton, TX), Deyou Fang (Frisco, TX), Huantong Zhang (Coppell, TX), Naren K. Sahoo (Frisco, TX), Yamu Hu (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX) Law Firm: Crowe Dunlevy (Local + 7 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16452967 on 06/26/2019 (972 days app to issue) Abstract: A microelectromechanical system (MEMS) gyroscope sensor has a sensing mass and a quadrature error compensation control loop for applying a force to the sensing mass to cancel quadrature error. To detect fault, the quadrature error compensation control loop is opened and an additional force is applied to produce a physical displacement of the sensing mass. A quadrature error resulting from the physical displacement of the sensing mass in response to the applied additional force is sensed. The sensed quadrature error is compared to an expected value corresponding to the applied additional force and a fault alert is generated if the comparison is not satisfied. [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) Robust step detection using low cost MEMS accelerometer in mobile applications, and processing methods, apparatus and systems Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16451380 on 06/25/2019 (973 days app to issue) Abstract: A system ([b]10[/b]) for pedestrian use includes an accelerometer ([b]110[/b]) having multiple electronic sensors; an electronic circuit ([b]100[/b]) operable to generate a signal stream representing magnitude of overall acceleration sensed by the accelerometer ([b]110[/b]), and to electronically correlate a sliding window ([b]520[/b]) of the signal stream with itself to produce peaks at least some of which represent walking steps, and further operable to electronically execute a periodicity check ([b]540[/b]) to compare different step periods for similarity, and if sufficiently similar then to update ([b]560[/b]) a portion of the circuit substantially representing a walking-step count; and an electronic display ([b]190[/b]) responsive to the electronic circuit ([b]100[/b]) to display information at least in part based on the step count. Other systems, electronic circuits and processes are disclosed. [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) Extended range ADC flow meter Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 17008156 on 08/31/2020 (540 days app to issue) Abstract: A method of calculating a time difference is disclosed. The method includes sampling a first ultrasonic signal (r[superscript]21[/superscript]) to produce a first sampled signal (y1([i]i[/i])) and sampling a second ultrasonic signal (r[superscript]12[/superscript]) to produce a second sampled signal (y2([i]i[/i])). A first time (LEAD_LAG) is determined between a time the first sampled signal crosses a threshold (1) and a time the second sampled signal crosses the threshold. The first sampled signal is cross correlated with the second sampled signal to produce a second time (SAMP_OFFSET). The time difference is calculated in response to the first and second times. [G01F] MEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW, OR LIQUID LEVEL; METERING BY VOLUME [5] Method of single pulse detection of the real and imaginary components of the nonlinear susceptibility to detect molecular dynamics via the geometric phase effect Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 16449768 on 06/24/2019 (974 days app to issue) Abstract: A method of detecting a geometrical phase change of an intrinsic property of a molecular isomerization includes a series of steps, such as simulating molecular isomerization of the molecule through application of a single shaped pulse to generate a molecular polarization. The steps include separating the real and imaginary parts of a nonlinear susceptibility in a detected molecular signal by controlling a phase of a reference field. The steps include assigning a phase function to obtain separation of the real and imaginary parts. Furthermore, a broadened vibrational lineshape is calculated. The step of identifying conical intersections also occurs. Various pathways of a wave packet in an excited state potential energy surface is discussed and may include multiple laser pulses and methods of detection. The spectral phase may be used to create interference of the wave packet in the excited state to identify and control a wavepacket”s pathway and control photoisomerization. [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) Three phase current measurement Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16669687 on 10/31/2019 (845 days app to issue) Abstract: A current measurement circuit includes first, second, and third conductors, a first current sensor, a second current sensor, and current computation circuitry. The first conductor is configured to conduct a first phase current of a three-phase current. The second conductor is configured to conduct a second phase current of the three-phase current. The third conductor is configured to conduct a third phase current of the three-phase current. The first current sensor is coupled to the first, the second, and the third conductors. The second current sensor is coupled to the second conductor and the third conductor. The current computation circuitry is coupled to the first current sensor and the second current sensor, and is configured to determine the first current, the second current, and the third current by applying an inverse Clarke transform to the output of the first current sensor and the output of the second current sensor. [G01R] MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES (indicating correct tuning of resonant circuits H03J 3/12) Direct capacitance measurement based capacitive disturbance detection system Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16752792 on 01/27/2020 (757 days app to issue) Abstract: An apparatus includes a first oscillator circuit coupled to a first electrode and a second oscillator circuit coupled to a second electrode. The first and second oscillator circuits oscillate synchronously in response to a capacitance between the first and second electrodes being greater than or equal to a threshold coupling capacitance and asynchronously in response to the capacitance being less than the threshold coupling capacitance. The first and second electrodes are separated by a distance, such that a disturbance within the distance increases the capacitance between the electrodes equal to or above the threshold coupling capacitance. The frequency of the first oscillator circuit is inversely proportional to a capacitance of the first electrode, and the frequency of the second oscillator circuit is inversely proportional to a capacitance of the second electrode. [G01R] MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES (indicating correct tuning of resonant circuits H03J 3/12) Wire break detection in digital input receivers Assignee(s): Texas Instmments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16734624 on 01/06/2020 (778 days app to issue) Abstract: An optocoupler is placed in series between the field ground pin of digital input circuitry and the field ground of an industrial controller. A capacitor to field ground is provided for each digital input. A resistor is provided to the input pin of the digital input circuitry. To detect a broken wire a test pulse is provided to the optocoupler connected in the ground path. This test pulse isolates the digital input circuitry from field ground. As current is always being provided from the field when the wire is not broken, the capacitor connected between the input and ground charges. After the test pulse has completed, the output signal of the digital input circuitry is examined. If the level indicates the input is high, the wire is not broken. If, however, th

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