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Founded Year

1995

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Unattributed | Alive

Total Raised

$108.78M

Last Raised

$61.78M | 5 yrs ago

About Micell Technologies

Micell Technologies aims to bring together the clinical advantages of a drug-eluting stent with the long-term safety and stability of a bare metal stent.

Micell Technologies Headquarter Location

801 Capitola Drive Suite 1

Durham, North Carolina, 27713,

United States

919-313-2102

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Dallas Invents: 128 Patents Granted for Week of May 18

Jun 2, 2021

12 for patent activity out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: • Flypsi’s telephone network system • Micell Technologies’ coatings containing multiple drugs • Polte’s multi-path mitigation in tracking objects using a distributed antenna system • rewardStyle’s affiliate link generation • Tesla Laboratories’ mobile device as an input device for surveys at a live event • TMGCore’s liquid immersion cooling • Twitter’s swipe-to-like U.S. Patent No. 11,012,811, multi-path mitigation in tracking objects using a distributed antenna system, was assigned to Polte Corporation. Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. By tracking both inventors and assignees in the region, we aim to provide a broader view of the region’s inventive activity. Listings are organized by Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC). THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS Week of May 18, 2021 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100)  128 patents granted   Ranked No. 12 in patent production out of 250 metros NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 10 C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 1 G: PHYSICS 34 Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 25 Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) 5 Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ) 5 International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY) 4 Toyota Motor North America (Plano) 4 United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio) 4 AT&T Intellectual Property (Atlanta, GA) 3 Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 3 Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 3 UNASSIGNED 8 Alexander Lyubarsky (Dallas) 2 Daniel Jay Morgan (McKinney) 2 Imtiyaz Shaikh (Irving) 2 Kristofer Scott Oberascher (Princeton) 2 Kulvir S. Bhogal (Fort Worth) 2 Matthew E. Louis (Fort Worth) 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 Smart pet feeder Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 16147612 on 09/29/2018 (962 days app to issue) Abstract: The smart pet feeder includes a housing, and a grain storage component arranged in an upper part of the housing, a driving component arranged in a middle part of the housing and a throwing component arranged in a lower part of the housing; a rotating component is arranged in the housing, and the rotating component has a supporting column, the upper part of the supporting column is provided with a wheel, the lower part of the supporting column is provided with a driving gear, the bottom end of the supporting column is provided with a cam; the upper part is extended into the grain storage component, and the wheel is contained in the grain storage component; the driving gear is rotatably connected with the driving component, the cam is connected with the throwing component in the housing. [A01K] ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; CARE OF BIRDS, FISHES, INSECTS; FISHING; REARING OR BREEDING ANIMALS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NEW BREEDS OF ANIMALS Pest-management apparatuses with separator to direct rodent movement and/or improve rodent contact with adhesive Assignee(s): VM PRODUCTS, INC. (Colleyville, TX) Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15038104 on 11/21/2014 (2370 days app to issue) Abstract: Pest-management apparatuses (e.g., stations), such as, for example, that can configured to permit a rodent to enter and retrieve a bait and/or become trapped (e.g., adhesive or a snap-trap). [A01M] CATCHING, TRAPPING OR SCARING OF ANIMALS (appliances for catching swarms or drone-catching A01K 57/00; fishing A01K 69/00-A01K 97/00; biocides, pest repellants or attractants A01N); APPARATUS FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF NOXIOUS ANIMALS OR NOXIOUS PLANTS Pastry premix compositions and methods for preparing same Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 16732904 on 01/02/2020 (502 days app to issue) Abstract: A pastry product premix preparation method includes the steps of freezing a shortening material in a condition below about 40 degrees Fahrenheit to make a solidified shortening material, breaking the solidified shortening material into particles that may have the shape of a sphere, a flake, an irregular shape, or a combination thereof; combining the shortening material with at least one dry ingredient that may include flour, salt, or baking powder to make a dry mix; vacuum-sealing the dry mix; and maintaining the dry mix at a temperature below the melting point of the shortening particles until further use. [A21D] TREATMENT, e.g. PRESERVATION, OF FLOUR OR DOUGH FOR BAKING, e.g. BY ADDITION OF MATERIALS; BAKING; BAKERY PRODUCTS; PRESERVATION THEREOF [2006.01] Motion chair Inventor(s): Anders Larsen (Dallas, TX), Douglas L. Gasal (Dallas, TX), Jared Hurd (Dallas, TX), Jeff Weber (Minneapolis, MN), Kevin Nguyen (Carrollton, TX), Robert B. Duncan (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): American Leather Operations, LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16381068 on 04/11/2019 (768 days app to issue) Abstract: A motion seat is described that includes a chassis, a seat frame, a seat cushion, a backrest, and a resilient hinge. The seat frame is attached to the chassis and the seat cushion and the backrest are each attached to the seat frame. The resilient hinge formed as a unitary body and may be formed from a resilient polymer. The seat cushion and/or the backrest is pivotably attached to the seat frame with the resilient hinge. [A47C] CHAIRS (seats specially adapted for vehicles B60N 2/00); SOFAS; BEDS (upholstery in general B68G) Steerable extendable devices Assignee(s): Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 15066982 on 03/10/2016 (1895 days app to issue) Abstract: The present invention is a Distally Assembled Steerable Cannula (DASC), a robotically-manipulated device that can be deployed and extended within a patient’’s body by growing from its distal end, or can be used in non-medical applications. In some embodiments, growth occurs by sequentially assembling segments that interlock to form a rigid tube with a complex 3-D shape. The segments are individually transported through the growing cannula, and then assembled at the distal end. A segment can be wedge-shaped in profile, allowing adjustment of the local radius and plane of curvature of the cannula to be controlled by relative segment orientation. [A61B] DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (analysing biological material G01N, e.g. G01N 33/48) Crenolanib for treating FLT3 mutated proliferative disorders Assignee(s): AROG PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 16282716 on 02/22/2019 (816 days app to issue) Abstract: [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) Drug-eluting self-retaining sutures and methods relating thereto Inventor(s): Alexander Naimagon (Richmond, , CA), Brent B. Crow (Grand Prairie, TX), Jeffrey M. Gross (Carlsbad, CA), Kevin Don Nelson (Richardson, TX), Lev Drubetsky (Coquitlam, , CA), Nickolas B. Griffin (Allen, TX), Rui Avelar (Goleta, Assignee(s): Ethicon, Inc. (Somerville, NJ), Ethicon, LLC (Guaynabo, PR), Tissuegen, Inc. (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Frost Brown Todd LLC (Local + 4 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 13883066 on 11/03/2011 (3484 days app to issue) Abstract: A drug-eluting self-retaining suture comprises a filament, a plurality of retainers, and a drug impregnated in or coated on the filament. The shape and distribution of retainers modifies the in vivo release kinetics of the drug. The drug release kinetics may be modified uniformly or region by region. The self-retaining suture may for example be used for reattaching severed nerves and release nerve growth factor or other regeneration accelerating agents into the region of the nerve injury. [A61B] DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (analysing biological material G01N, e.g. G01N 33/48) Coatings containing multiple drugs Assignee(s): Micell Technologies, Inc. (Durham, NC) Law Firm: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz Mentlik, LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16223552 on 12/18/2018 (882 days app to issue) Abstract: A method for depositing a coating comprising a polymer and at least two pharmaceutical agents on a substrate, comprising the following steps: providing a stent framework; depositing on said stent framework a first layer comprising a first pharmaceutical agent; depositing a second layer comprising a second pharmaceutical agent; Wherein said first and second pharmaceutical agents are selected from two different classes of pharmaceutical agents. [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] Hypoxia training device Assignee(s): Lynntech, Inc. (College Station, TX) Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 15975301 on 05/09/2018 (1105 days app to issue) Abstract: The present invention includes a device for hypoxia training including a breathable gas source; a mask in fluid communication with the breathable gas source; a mask-state detector that uses one or more criteria to determine if the mask is being worn by a subject, wherein the mask-state detector is capable of communicating an indication of a mask-off state or a mask-on state; a flowmeter in fluid communication with the mask and coupled to the mask-state detector; and a pressure regulator in fluid communication with the mask and with the breathable gas source, and coupled to the mask-state detector, wherein the pressure regulator sets a first pressure at the mask when the mask-state detector communicates an indication of a mask-off state or a second pressure at the mask when the mask-state detector communicates an indication of a mask-on state. [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] System and methods for establishing a communication session between an implantable medical device and an external device Assignee(s): PACESETTER, INC. (Sylmar, CA) Law Firm: The Small Patent Law Group LLC (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15860507 on 01/02/2018 (1232 days app to issue) Abstract: A method is provided for establishing a communication session with an implantable medical device (‘’IMD’’). The method includes configuring an IMD and an external device to communicate with one another through a protocol that utilizes a dedicated advertisement channel. The advertisement period and the scan period of the protocol are independent of one another such that the advertisement and scan periods at least partially overlap intermittently after a number of cycles. When the external device detects one of the advertisement notices, the method includes establishing a communications link between the external device and the IMD. [A61N] ELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY (measurement of bioelectric currents A61B; surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body A61B 18/00; anaesthetic apparatus in general A61M; incandescent lamps H01K; infra-red radiators for heating H05B) [6]   O P E R A T I O N S  &  T R A N S P O R T Process for the production of a sulfone polymer agglomerate from the recovery of expanded sulfone polymer Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 16475113 on 01/18/2018 (1216 days app to issue) Abstract: A process for the production of a polymeric agglomerate obtained from expanded sulfone polymer recovered from extrusion or injection molding processes of sulfone polymer, the agglomeration of said expanded sulfone polymer being effected in said process. With respect to the known art for the production of expanded sulfone polymers that use starting virgin sulfone polymers, the present invention offers the advantage of providing a recovered expanded sulfone polymer which can be used as starting material together with the corresponding virgin sulfone polymer. [B29B] PREPARATION OR PRETREATMENT OF THE MATERIAL TO BE SHAPED; MAKING GRANULES OR PREFORMS; RECOVERY OF PLASTICS OR OTHER CONSTITUENTS OF WASTE MATERIAL CONTAINING PLASTICS [4] Microwave applicator with pressurizer for planar material heating Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Snell Wilmer LLP (5 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16140345 on 09/24/2018 (967 days app to issue) Abstract: Methods and systems for heating and compressing a material using microwaves. The system includes a flexible waveguide configured to receive a first portion of microwaves and a rigid waveguide configured to receive a second portion of microwaves. The system includes a top microwave antenna connected to the flexible waveguide, having a first plurality of slots for emitting the first portion of microwaves to be received by a top side of the material and heat the material. The system includes a bottom microwave antenna connected to the rigid waveguide, having a second plurality of slots for emitting the second portion of microwaves to be received by a bottom side of the material and heat the material. The system includes a presser configured to provide a downward force onto the top microwave antenna toward the material to compress the material as the material is being heated by the microwaves. [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] Skin-to-core bond line mapping system and method Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16058660 on 08/08/2018 (1014 days app to issue) Abstract: A skin-to-core bond line mapping system and method is disclosed. Layered composite components formed by ‘’sandwiching’’ multiple materials together require a continuous bond between those materials with voids below particular thresholds that can vary by application. The skin-to-core bond line mapping system can include a laminate, an adhesive, a separator film, a core, a breather, a layup tool, bagging material, sealant, and a vacuum port. By employing systems and processes that layer separator film over adhesive and applying a core proximate the adhesive, a bagging material can be disposed over the materials to facilitate vacuum compaction, thereby impressing core impressions on the adhesive to map the areas between the skin and core that have good contact. An iterative process is disclosed, in which additional adhesive can be used to build the bond line until contact is made (or engineering tolerance is reached). [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] Vehicle restraint system for grated driving surfaces Inventor(s): Jerry W. Vande Sande (Dallas, TX), Kenneth W. Huck (Fairview, TX), Robert J. Cencer (Tipton, MI) Assignee(s): TRINITY RAIL GROUP, LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16383804 on 04/15/2019 (764 days app to issue) Abstract: A system for restraining a vehicle includes a deck of a transport. The deck includes one or more grated panels. The system also includes a vehicle restraint assembly configured to secure a vehicle to the deck of the transport. The vehicle restraint assembly includes an anchor coupled to a first end of a strap. The anchor includes a first plurality of hooks configured to couple the anchor to the deck of the transport through one or more grate wires of the one or more grated panels. The vehicle restraint assembly further includes a ratchet coupled to a second end of the strap. The ratchet includes a second plurality of hooks configured to couple the ratchet to the deck of the transport through one or more grate wires of the one or more grated panels. [B60P] VEHICLES ADAPTED FOR LOAD TRANSPORTATION OR TO TRANSPORT, TO CARRY, OR TO COMPRISE SPECIAL LOADS OR OBJECTS (vehicles with special provisions for transporting patients or disabled persons, or their personal conveyances A61G 3/00) Friction end-of-car cushioning assembly Assignee(s): TRINITY RAIL GROUP, LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15901484 on 02/21/2018 (1182 days app to issue) Abstract: An assembly that includes a housing with a chamber formed within a bore of the housing. The assembly further includes a center shaft disposed at least partially within the bore of the housing. The chamber includes a backing wedge, a sliding wedge, and a load spring. The sliding wedge is positioned to apply a force onto an angled contact surface of the backing wedge. The sliding wedge is also positioned to apply a frictional force to a rod portion of the center shaft. The load spring is compressed between a contact surface of the chamber and a contact surface of the sliding wedge. The load spring is positioned to apply a compressive force onto the contact surface of sliding wedge toward the angled contact surface of the backing wedge. [B61G] COUPLINGS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR RAILWAY VEHICLES; DRAUGHT OR BUFFING APPLIANCES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR RAILWAY VEHICLES Adaptable modular attachment and accessory system for use with coolers, bait buckets and other containers Inventor(s): Nicholas Zager (New York, NY), R Barrett Kotnik (Oswego, IL), Tomas L. Ortiz Ferrer (Sai Kung, , CN), William Jason Cohen (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Santiva Outdoors, L.L.C.Series IP (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Thompson Patent Law (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16798213 on 02/21/2020 (452 days app to issue) Abstract: Various apparatuses and methods relate to coolers or other containers having attachment features to which modular accessories may be attached. Various apparatuses and methods relate to wheel and modular accessory attachment systems for attaching to a cooler or other container. Various apparatuses and methods relate to rails and channels for sliding attachment couplers. Various apparatuses and methods relate to keyed male-female attachment couplers. Various apparatuses and methods relate to a chassis configured to adjust in size for adapting the chassis to fit a variety of container sizes. Various apparatuses and methods relate to a coupler assembly for mechanically securing a container to a container undercarriage system. [B62B] HAND-PROPELLED VEHICLES, e.g. HAND CARTS OR PERAMBULATORS; SLEDGES (characterised by animal propulsion B62C; propulsion of sledges by driver or engine B62M) Passive hub flapping lock Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 16168028 on 10/23/2018 (938 days app to issue) Abstract: The present invention includes a passive hub flapping lock including stop wedges; frames coupled to the stop wedges; rods coupled to the frames, and each rod comprising a bracket; lever arms, each lever arm rotatably coupled to a pivot and coupled at a first lever arm end to one of the rods at the bracket of the rod; weight sets, each weight set coupled to a second lever arm end; and pivot torsion springs, each pivot torsion spring positioned at a pivot and biased to hold the flapping lock in an engaged position when stationary or at a rotational speed below a specified rotational speed; wherein the flapping lock is in an engaged position below the specified rotational speed and in a disengaged position above the specified rotational speed and the weight sets move outward, rotating the lever arms. [B64C] AEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS (air-cushion vehicles B60V) Maneuverable capture apparatus for airborne deployment and retrieval of parasite aircraft Inventor(s): Brett Rodney Zimmerman (Hurst, TX), Carlos Alexander Fenny (Fort Worth, TX), John Richard McCullough (Weatherford, TX), Joseph Scott Drennan (Dallas, TX), Michael John Ryan (Colleyville, TX) Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 16161455 on 10/16/2018 (945 days app to issue) Abstract: In an embodiment, a maneuverable capture device includes a frame, a plurality of rotors secured to the frame, an attachment point disposed on the frame for securing a cable of a carrier aircraft to the frame, and an attachment feature configured to secure maneuverable capture device to a dock of a parasite aircraft. In an embodiment, a method of docking a maneuverable capture device with a parasite aircraft includes positioning a carrier aircraft above a parasite aircraft, releasing the maneuverable capture device attached to the carrier aircraft by a cable from the carrier aircraft, flying the maneuverable capture device to a dock of the parasite aircraft, and securing the maneuverable capture device to the dock of the parasite aircraft. [B64D] EQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT Thermoplastic composite components for commercial aircraft seats Assignee(s): Safran Seats USA LLC (Gainesville, TX) Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15747814 on 02/12/2016 (1922 days app to issue) Abstract: Described are thermoplastic composite parts ([b]30, 110[/b]) made up of resin-based fiber composites for use in aircraft furnishings. The thermoplastic composite parts ([b]30, 110[/b]) can be formed into various shapes including bends so as to be suitable for replacing heavier sheet-metal components ([b]100[/b]), particularly in aircraft furnishings. [B32B] LAYERED PRODUCTS, i.e. PRODUCTS BUILT-UP OF STRATA OF FLAT OR NON-FLAT, e.g. CELLULAR OR HONEYCOMB, FORM Photocatalytic oxidation laundry device Assignee(s): DBG GROUP INVESTMENTS, LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Workman Nydegger (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16247416 on 01/14/2019 (855 days app to issue) Abstract: This disclosure relates to water treatment devices that utilize photocatalytic oxidation to generate oxidizing agents. A water treatment device is configured to be connected in line between a water supply and a washing machine. Wash water from the water supply passes into the device and through a conduit of the device. A reaction chamber includes an ultraviolet lamp and a catalyst cell for generating the oxidizing agents. The generated oxidizing agents are injected into the wash water as it passes through the conduit. The water treatment device also includes a flow sensor placed in line with the conduit to determine when the device should be activated to generate the oxidizing agents. [B01F] MIXING, e.g. DISSOLVING, EMULSIFYING, DISPERSING (mixing paints B44D 3/06) Compressible driveshaft Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15961609 on 04/24/2018 (1120 days app to issue) Abstract: A driveshaft includes a first end, a second end, and a length extending from the first end to the second end. The driveshaft includes an engagement section at the first end configured to cooperatively engage and transfer torque to a gearbox. The driveshaft also includes a compressible section configured to selectively decrease the length of the driveshaft. The driveshaft being configured to transition between an engaged configuration, wherein the engagement portion is engaged with the gearbox, and a disengaged configuration, wherein the compressible section is compressed, and the engagement portion is disengaged from the apparatus. [B64D] EQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT   C H E M I S T R Y & M E T A L L U R G Y Methods for vapor deposition of group 4 transition metal-containing films using Group 4 transition metal-containing films forming compositions Inventor(s): Zhiwen Wan (Plano, TX), Ziyun Wang (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): L’’Air Liquide, Socit Anonyme pour l’’Etude et l’’Exploitation des Procds Georges Claude (Paris, , FR) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16331204 on 04/10/2017 (1499 days app to issue) Abstract: Disclosed are methods of using Group 4 transition metal azatrane precursors to deposit Group 4 transition metal-containing films on one or more substrates via vapor deposition processes. [C23C] COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL (applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces in general B05; making metal-coated products by extrusion B21C 23/22; covering with metal by connecting pre-existing layers to articles, see the relevant places, e.g. B21D 39/00, B23K; working of metal by the action of a high concentration of electric current on a workpiece using an electrode B23H; metallising of glass C03C; metallising mortars, concrete, artificial stone, ceramics or natural stone C04B 41/00; paints, varnishes, lacquers C09D; enamelling of, or applying a vitreous layer to, metals C23D; inhibiting corrosion of metallic material or incrustation in general C23F; treating metal surfaces or coating of metals by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25D, C25F; single-crystal film growth C30B; by metallising textiles D06M 11/83; decorating textiles by locally metallising D06Q 1/04; details of scanning-probe apparatus, in general G01Q; manufacture of semiconductor devices H01L; manufacture of printed circuits H05K) [4]   F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S Electrically conductive proppant Assignee(s): CARBO CERAMICS INC. (Houston, TX), NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS OF SANDIA, LLC (Albuquerque, NM) Law Firm: Patterson + Sheridan, LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15330962 on 02/23/2015 (2276 days app to issue) Abstract: Electrically conductive sintered, substantially round and spherical particles and methods for producing such electrically conductive sintered, substantially round and spherical particles from an alumina-containing raw material. Methods for using such electrically conductive sintered, substantially round and spherical particles in hydraulic fracturing operations. [E21B] EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING (mining, quarrying E21C; making shafts, driving galleries or tunnels E21D); OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS [5] Drill bit Inventor(s): Alfred Harold Skinner (Aledo, TX), Benjamin Chrest (Fort Worth, TX), Jorge Arthur Silveus, III (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): Ulterra Drilling Technologies, LP (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16188227 on 11/12/2018 (918 days app to issue) Abstract: A drill bit including a body having a face, a blade disposed on the face, and a row of cutters disposed on the blade. At least some of the cutters may have alternating positive back rake angles. The difference between a majority of back rake angles on adjacent cutters may be less than 20. [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] Aligning two parts of a tubular assembly Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 16489429 on 10/04/2018 (957 days app to issue) Abstract: Systems and methods are directed to aligning two subsequent pieces of equipment prior to disposing the pieces of equipment downhole. A method comprises providing the first tool piece to be disposed in a wellbore, wherein the first tool piece comprises: a first thread, wherein the first thread is disposed at a first end of the first tool piece; and a second thread, wherein the second thread is disposed at the first end of the first tool piece. The method further comprises disposing an alignment ring on the first tool piece, and coupling the first end of the first tool piece to a second end of the second tool piece. The method further comprises decoupling the first tool piece from the second tool piece; rotating the alignment ring; and coupling the first tool piece to the second tool piece after rotating the alignment ring to produce the tubular assembly. [E21B] EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING (mining, quarrying E21C; making shafts, driving galleries or tunnels E21D); OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS [5] Hydraulic fracturing distribution manifold Assignee(s): KCF TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (State College, PA) Law Firm: MH2 Technology Law Group LLP (4 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16383568 on 04/12/2019 (767 days app to issue) Abstract: A distribution manifold includes a main trunk line at a first end of the manifold proximate a boost pump, two branch lines at a downstream end of the main trunk line, a first Y-connector coupling upstream ends of the two branch lines to the downstream end of the main trunk line, two sub-branch lines at a downstream end of each of the two branch lines, and two second Y-connectors coupling upstream ends of the four sub-branch lines to the downstream ends of the two respective branch lines. A sum of cross-sectional areas of downstream ends of the four sub-branch lines is equal to the cross-sectional area of the upstream end of the main trunk line. [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 Inventor(s): John Frakes (North Richland Hills, TX), Michael R. Smith (Colleyville, TX), Scott Hemmen (Hurst, TX), Taeoh Lee (Keller, TX) Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15796649 on 10/27/2017 (1299 days app to issue) Abstract: A piston for use in a liquid inertia vibration elimination (‘’LIVE’’) system. The piston includes a port that extends from a first end of the piston to an opposite second end of the piston, wherein a length of the port is longer than a length between the first and second ends of the piston. [F16F] SPRINGS; SHOCK-ABSORBERS; MEANS FOR DAMPING VIBRATION Clutch with synchronizer and locking mechanism Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16035409 on 07/13/2018 (1040 days app to issue) Abstract: A clutch that has a synchronizer for matching a rotational velocity of a drive input with a rotational velocity of a driven output prior to engagement of a locking mechanism. [F16D] COUPLINGS FOR TRANSMITTING ROTATION (gearing for conveying rotation F16H, e.g. fluid gearing F16H 39/00-F16H 47/00); CLUTCHES (dynamo-electric clutches H02K 49/00; clutches using electrostatic attraction H02N 13/00); BRAKES (electrodynamic brake systems for vehicles in general B60L 7/00; dynamo-electric brakes H02K 49/00) [2] Oil country tubular goods casing coupling Assignee(s): OCTG CONNECTIONS, LLC (Addison, TX) Law Firm: Husch Blackwell LLP (9 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16168058 on 10/23/2018 (938 days app to issue) Abstract: A threaded coupling suitable for drilling oil and gas wells is provided. The threaded coupling having a first end and a second end. A first portion of the threaded coupling proximal to the first end can have a first thread profile, and a second portion of the threaded coupling proximal to the second end can have a second thread profile that is different from the first thread profile. In particular, at least two threads of the second thread profile proximate to the second end are reduced in height according to an extra machining angle. The first thread profile and the second thread profile can further be tapered according to a taper angle. [F16L] PIPES; JOINTS OR FITTINGS FOR PIPES; SUPPORTS FOR PIPES, CABLES OR PROTECTIVE TUBING; MEANS FOR THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL Drive link Inventor(s): Jared Mark Paulson (Fort Worth, TX), Michael Christopher Burnett (Fort Worth, TX), Ryan T. Ehinger (Southlake, TX), Tyler Wayne Baldwin (Keller, TX) Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15916134 on 03/08/2018 (1167 days app to issue) Abstract: A link includes an outer composite portion substantially encircling at least two bearing pockets and a central substantially incompressible portion disposed between the at least two bearing pockets. [F16D] COUPLINGS FOR TRANSMITTING ROTATION (gearing for conveying rotation F16H, e.g. fluid gearing F16H 39/00-F16H 47/00); CLUTCHES (dynamo-electric clutches H02K 49/00; clutches using electrostatic attraction H02N 13/00); BRAKES (electrodynamic brake systems for vehicles in general B60L 7/00; dynamo-electric brakes H02K 49/00) [2] Passive oil system for planetary bearings Assignee(s): LORD Corporation (Cary, NC) Law Firm: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor Hunt, P.A. (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15505122 on 08/18/2015 (2100 days app to issue) Abstract: A flexible joint is provided. The flexible joint is for use in a steel catenary riser that includes a compression bearing ([b]106[/b]) having a transition shim ([b]120[/b]) and a plurality of alternating flexible elements ([b]116[/b]) and shims ([b]118[/b]) collectively stacked and bonded to a lower portion of the transition shim ([b]120[/b]). The flexible joint also includes an inner bonding material ([b]126[/b]) having a profile that is complementary to a profile of an extension tube ([b]104[/b]), the inner bonding material ([b]126[/b]) being disposed between the extension tube ([b]104[/b]) and compression bearing ([b]106[/b]) and configured to serve as a bonding mechanism between extension tube and compression bearing. [F16L] PIPES; JOINTS OR FITTINGS FOR PIPES; SUPPORTS FOR PIPES, CABLES OR PROTECTIVE TUBING; MEANS FOR THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL Home cooking appliance having a pedestal burner Assignee(s): BSH Home Appliances Corporation (Irvine, CA) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15968827 on 05/02/2018 (1112 days app to issue) Abstract: A home cooking appliance includes a cooktop surface and a gas pedestal burner on the cooktop surface. The gas pedestal burner includes a burner portion having a sidewall, a lower surface facing the cooktop surface, a plurality of burner ports in the sidewall, and a base portion under the burner portion. The base portion elevates the burner portion in a vertical direction above the cooktop surface and has a lower mounting surface disposed on the cooktop surface. An area of a footprint of the lower mounting surface of the base portion is less than an area of a footprint of the lower surface of the burner portion. [F24C] OTHER DOMESTIC STOVES OR RANGES; DETAILS OF DOMESTIC STOVES OR RANGES, OF GENERAL APPLICATION (radiator stoves of the fluid-circulating type F24H) Peak demand response operation with improved sensible capacity Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16542861 on 08/16/2019 (641 days app to issue) Abstract: An HVAC system includes a variable-speed compressor which compresses refrigerant flowing through the HVAC system, a blower which provides a flow of air through the HVAC system at a controllable flow rate, and a controller communicatively coupled to the variable-speed compressor and the blower. The controller receives a demand request, which includes a command to operate the HVAC system at a predefined setpoint temperature. In response to receiving the demand request, a setpoint temperature associated with the HVAC system is adjusted to the predefined setpoint temperature. The variable-speed compressor is adjusted to a low-speed setting, thereby operating the HVAC system at a first tonnage of cooling. The rate of the flow of air provided by the blower is adjusted to a first flow rate, such that a ratio of the first flow rate to the first tonnage of cooling is increased to a first predefined value. [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 system and method of improving latent capacity Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16140075 on 09/24/2018 (967 days app to issue) Abstract: A method of operating an HVAC system comprising a first and second portion of evaporator circuits, the first portion being adapted to receive refrigerant from a first refrigerant path and the second portion being adapted to receive the refrigerant from a second refrigerant path. The method comprises determining a first value that is calculated based on a speed of an air blower and a total capacity of the HVAC system, and the air blower is operable to push a minimum volume of air in to the enclosed space. The method further comprises upon determining that the first value exceeds a cooling threshold or that the first value exceeds a dehumidification threshold, instructing a valve to close such that refrigerant cannot flow to the first portion of evaporator circuits. [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) Charging handle Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 16891341 on 06/03/2020 (349 days app to issue) Abstract: Implementations of charging handles may include a central shaft including a bolt engaging mechanism and a hand pull coupled to the central shaft. The hand pull may include a central block. The hand pull may also include a first wing having a first side and a second side, the first side opposite the second side. The hand pull may also include a second wing having a first side and a second side, the first side opposite the second side. The hand pull may also include a first opening extending into the second side of the first wing, a second opening extending into the second side of the second wing, a latch coupled to the second wing, the latch configured to couple within a receiver of a firearm, and a blade directly coupled to the latch, a cutting edge of the blade facing the central block. [F41A] FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS COMMON TO BOTH SMALLARMS AND ORDNANCE, e.g. CANNONS; MOUNTINGS FOR SMALLARMS OR ORDNANCE [5] Perforating gun system and method Assignee(s): GEODYNAMICS, INC. (Millsap, TX) Law Firm: Patent Portfolio Builders PLLC (4 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16437754 on 06/11/2019 (707 days app to issue) Abstract: A detonator block for housing a detonator has a body configured to host the detonator; the body having a first end that is configured to be attached to a sub; the body having a second end, opposite to the first end, and configured to connect to a gun; and a printed circuit board located inside the body, the printed circuit board being electrically connected to the detonator. The body has a holder that is configured to hold the detonator inside the body. [F42D] BLASTING (fuses, e.g. fuse cords, C06C 5/00; blasting cartridges F42B 3/00)   P H Y S I C S Methods and systems for disabling a step-counting function of a wearable fitness tracker within a vehicle Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16528969 on 08/01/2019 (656 days app to issue) Abstract: A method for disabling a step-counting function of a wearable fitness tracker includes detecting a vehicle start-up event of a vehicle with one or more vehicle sensors, and sending an in-vehicle confirmation signal from one or more vehicle communication modules to one or more wearable fitness trackers positioned within the vehicle in response to detecting the vehicle start-up event. The in-vehicle confirmation signal is configured to be received by the one or more wearable fitness trackers and cause the one or more wearable fitness trackers to automatically disable the step-counting function of the one or more wearable fitness trackers. [G08B] SIGNALLING OR CALLING SYSTEMS; ORDER TELEGRAPHS; ALARM SYSTEMS Refining and selecting timing data to increase accuracy of timing-based location for user equipment Assignee(s): ATT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA) Law Firm: Amin, Turocy Watson, LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16724781 on 12/23/2019 (512 days app to issue) Abstract: Machine learning on user equipment candidate locations provides more accurate location estimation in timing-based location estimation. For instance, timing signals from a user equipment are collected, and adjusted using calibration data, previously known for pairs of fixed-located cells. The adjusted timing data are processed into a location candidate dataset. The location candidate data set is iteratively processed using machine learning technology to eliminate candidate locations until an estimated location is determinable. The location estimation via the described technology is significantly more accurate than other timing-based methods. [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 Nanoencapsulation methods for forming multilayer thin film structures and multilayer thin films formed therefrom Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16264170 on 01/31/2019 (838 days app to issue) Abstract: A method for forming a multilayer thin film structure includes directly depositing an absorber layer to encapsulate a dielectric layer, and the dielectric layer encapsulates a reflective core particle. The method further including depositing an outer layer to encapsulate the absorber layer, and the multilayer thin film structure has a hue shift of less than 30 in the Lab color space when viewed at angles from 0 to 45. [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] Polarized films with specific light filters Inventor(s): Aref Jallouli (Dallas, TX), Haifeng Shan (Dallas, TX), Haipeng Zheng (Dallas, TX), Hao-Wen Chiu (Dallas, TX), Srini Balasubramanian (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Essilor International (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR) Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16317762 on 07/15/2016 (1768 days app to issue) Abstract: Disclosed are polarized films containing specific light filters that block transmission of harmful electromagnetic radiation. Also disclosed are methods of producing said films as well as ophthalmic lenses having increased eye health. [G02C] SPECTACLES; SUNGLASSES OR GOGGLES INSOFAR AS THEY HAVE THE SAME FEATURES AS SPECTACLES; CONTACT LENSES Method of tool path generation for additive manufacturing with vector distribution Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16524421 on 07/29/2019 (659 days app to issue) Abstract: Methods are provided for designing and generating a tool path for three-dimensional printing of a fiber composite part. The method includes defining a three-dimensional domain model and determining a set of boundary conditions for the three-dimensional domain model. The methods include applying a gradient-based algorithm to a predetermined stress state located within the three-dimensional domain model in order to: (1) optimize the three-dimensional domain model for minimum deflection or stress using a structural mechanics algorithm for a composite article, and (2) provide a topologically optimized fiber composite part design and fiber orientation field. The methods include using the topologically optimized fiber composite part design and fiber orientation field as an input to solve Gray-Scott reaction diffusion equations to generate an anisotropic tool path for three-dimensional printing of the fiber composite part. [G05B] CONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS (fluid-pressure actuators or systems acting by means of fluids in general F15B; valves per se F16K; characterised by mechanical features only G05G; sensitive elements, see the appropriate subclasses, e.g. G12B, subclasses of G01, H01; correcting units, see the appropriate subclasses, e.g. H02K) Method and circuitry for compensating low dropout regulators Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15400976 on 01/07/2017 (1592 days app to issue) Abstract: Low dropout regulators (LDOs) are disclosed herein. An example of an LDO includes an error amplifier having a first input and a second input, wherein the first input is for coupling to an output of the LDO and the second input for coupling to a reference voltage. The error amplifier has an output with a voltage that is proportional to the difference between the output voltage and the reference voltage. A second amplifier is coupled between the error amplifier and the output of the LDO. A gain boost amplifier is coupled between the error amplifier and the second amplifier. The gain boost amplifier increases DC gain of the LDO in response to a load step on the output. [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] Systems and methods for swipe-to-like Assignee(s): Twitter, Inc. (San Francisco, CA) Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye, P.C. (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16841349 on 04/06/2020 (407 days app to issue) Abstract: Example systems and methods are described for implementing a swipe-to-like feature. In an example implementation, a list of content items is displayed on a touchscreen display, and based on detecting input of a first gesture, such as, for example, a swipe gesture, for a first one of the content items in the list, associating a predetermined first sentiment with the first content item. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Shared middleware layer containers Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID) Law Firm: Gamburd Law Group LLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16371054 on 03/31/2019 (779 days app to issue) Abstract: Representative apparatus, method, and system embodiments are disclosed for configurable computing. A representative system includes an interconnection network; a processor; and a plurality of configurable circuit clusters. Each configurable circuit cluster includes a plurality of configurable circuits arranged in an array; a synchronous network coupled to each configurable circuit of the array; and an asynchronous packet network coupled to each configurable circuit of the array. A representative configurable circuit includes a configurable computation circuit and a configuration memory having a first, instruction memory storing a plurality of data path configuration instructions to configure a data path of the configurable computation circuit; and a second, instruction and instruction index memory storing a plurality of spoke instructions and data path configuration instruction indices for selection of a master synchronous input, a current data path configuration instruction, and a next data path configuration instruction for a next configurable computation circuit. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Computer architecture for emulating correlithm object diversity in a correlithm object processing system Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15967301 on 04/30/2018 (1114 days app to issue) Abstract: A system that includes an edge node configured to define a first set of correlithm objects for the first device and to send the first set of correlithm objects to the first device. The first set of correlithm objects includes a first correlithm object within a core distance of a root correlithm from the set of root correlithm objects. The core distance identifies the maximum number of different bits between the root correlithm object and a correlithm object. The edge node is further configured to define a second set of correlithm objects for the second device and to send the second set of correlithm objects to the second device. The second set of input correlithm objects comprises a second correlithm within the core distance of the root correlithm object from the set of root correlithm objects. The first correlithm object and the second correlithm object are different. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Virtual network function resource allocation Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX) Law Firm: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Patent Department (12 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15608248 on 05/30/2017 (1449 days app to issue) Abstract: Examples allocating resources to virtual network functions (VNFs). Some examples include monitoring information associated with a set of VNFs that includes a set of VNF instances. A resource allocation event may be predicted for a VNF instance based on the monitored information and a resource flexing model that is developed using a capacity metric of the VNF instance. A resource flexing plan may be generated based on the resource allocation event and an order of the set of VNFs in a service function chain. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Spare cache set to accelerate speculative execution, wherein the spare cache set, allocated when transitioning from non-speculative execution to speculative execution, is reserved during previous transitioning from the non-speculative executi Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID) Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig (27 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16528483 on 07/31/2019 (657 days app to issue) Abstract: A cache system, having cache sets, a connection to a line identifying an execution type, a connection to a line identifying a status of speculative execution, and a logic circuit that can: allocate a first subset of cache sets when the execution type is a first type indicating non-speculative execution, allocate a second subset when the execution type changes from the first type to a second type indicating speculative execution, and reserve a cache set when the execution type is the second type. When the execution type changes from the second to the first type and the status of speculative execution indicates that a result of speculative execution is to be accepted, the logic circuit can reconfigure the second subset when the execution type is the first type; and allocate the at least one cache set when the execution type changes from the first to the second type. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Prediction of test pattern counts for scan configuration determination Inventor(s): Janusz Rajski (West Linn, OR), Mark A. Kassab (Wilsonville, OR), Wu-Tung Cheng (Lake Oswego, OR), Yu Huang (West Linn, OR) Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16846573 on 04/13/2020 (400 days app to issue) Abstract: One, two, or three test pattern generation and encoding processes are performed for a circuit design to generate compressed test patterns for one or two input channel numbers. The one, two, or three test pattern generation and encoding processes are configured to minimize active input channels for each of the compressed test patterns. A test pattern count for each of a plurality of input channel numbers is determined based on the compressed test patterns for the one or two input channel numbers, a number of active input channels for each of the compressed test patterns, and an assumption of similar input data volumes for different numbers of input channels. The test pattern count information can be employed to determine an optimal number of input channels for a test decompressor. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Efficient SIMD implementation of 3×3 non maxima suppression of sparse 2D image feature points Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16730622 on 12/30/2019 (505 days app to issue) Abstract: In accordance with disclosed embodiments, an image processing method includes performing a first scan in a first direction on a first list of pixels in which, for each pixel in the first list, a feature point property is compared with a corresponding feature point property of each of a first set of neighboring pixels, performing a second scan in a second direction on the first list of pixels in which, for each pixel in the first list, a feature point property is compared with a corresponding feature point property of each of a second set of neighboring pixels, using the results of the first and second scans to identify pixels from the first list to be suppressed, and forming a second list of pixels that includes pixels from the first list that are not identified as pixels to be suppressed. The second list represents a non-maxima suppressed list. [G06K] RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS (printing per se B41J) In-scene multi-angle surface-specific signature generation and exploitation Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA) Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner P.A. (11 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16279212 on 02/19/2019 (819 days app to issue) Abstract: An angularly-dependent reflectance of a surface of an object is measured. Images are collected by a sensor at different sensor geometries and different light-source geometries. A point cloud is generated. The point cloud includes a location of a point, spectral band intensity values for the point, an azimuth and an elevation of the sensor, and an azimuth and an elevation of a light source. Raw pixel intensities of the object and surroundings of the object are converted to a surface reflectance of the object using specular array calibration (SPARC) targets. A three-dimensional (3D) location of each point in the point cloud is projected back to each image using metadata from the plurality of images, and spectral band values are assigned to each value in the point cloud, thereby resulting in a multi-angle spectral reflectance data set. A multi-angle surface-specific signature (MASS) is fitted to the multi-angle spectral reflectance data set, and the multi-angle surface-specific signature of the object and the surroundings of the object are stored into a spectral database. The spectral database is mined to find one or more of spatial and temporal anomalies in the plurality of images and patterns and correlations of the multi-angle surface-specific signature. [G06K] RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS (printing per se B41J) Biometric authentication on push notification Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX) Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15277768 on 09/27/2016 (1694 days app to issue) Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for transmitting push notification data to a computing device, the push notification data being processable by the computing device to display a push notification, receiving biometric data, the biometric data being provided from user input responsive to the push notification, determining that a user providing the user input is authenticated at least partially based on the biometric data, and inducing execution of a transaction in response to determining that the user is authenticated. [G06Q] DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [2006.01] System and method for affiliate link generation Assignee(s): rewardStyle, Inc. (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 13547771 on 07/12/2012 (3232 days app to issue) Abstract: A method and system is provided for facilitating affiliate link generation. A user enables the system by identifying a webpage on an affiliate web site. The system performs an initial assessment of the page to extract webpage information, which is compared to information stored in a database. If the extracted information matches stored information, a record of the webpage is displayed and an affiliate link is dynamically generated for immediate use. If the extracted information does not match stored information, a new record of the webpage is created. If the webpage contains product-specific data, a product-specific record is stored. If the webpage does not contain product-specific data, a non-product record is stored. An affiliate link is then dynamically created. The new record of the product and dynamically created affiliate link is added to the database for immediate use. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) System and medium for providing financial products via augmented reality Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX) Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, PC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15933005 on 03/22/2018 (1153 days app to issue) Abstract: A system may a processor that may receive image data of a vehicle via one or more image sensors and retrieve vehicle data regarding the vehicle from a vehicle database based on the image data. The vehicle database may include a first set of data regarding a plurality of vehicles. The processor may then retrieve financial data regarding a user from a financial database, such that the financial database includes a second set of data regarding financial information concerning the user. The processor may then determine one or more financial products associated with a purchase of the vehicle, generate one or more visualizations representative of the one or more financial products, and modify the image data depicted on a display to include the one or more visualizations. [G06Q] DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [2006.01] Computerized system and method for automatically establishing a network connection for a real-time video conference between users Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 15594332 on 05/12/2017 (1467 days app to issue) Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content generating, searching, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. The disclosed systems and methods automatically, in real-time, establish a network connection between two users based on one user’’s current situation and the other user’’s determined expertise in that situation. The user’’s situation can be based on his/her identity, location, activity, the time, date, and the like. The disclosed systems and

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Micell Technologies Patents

Micell Technologies has filed 55 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Implants (medicine)
  • Drug delivery devices
  • Dosage forms
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