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planomolding.com

Founded Year

1932

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Acq - Fin | Alive

About Plano Molding Company

Plano Molding Company is a supplier of outdoor sports storage systems for the fishing and fall sports markets, offering tackle boxes, bait storage, gun cases, archery cases, and ice fishing products. It also produces cases for cosmetics, tools and crafts, as well as storage containers and shelving for home and office.In December 2012, Plano Molding Company was acquired by Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. The valuation of Plano Molding Company was undisclosed. Other terms of the deal were not released.

Plano Molding Company Headquarter Location

431 E South Street

Plano, Illinois, 60545,

United States

800-226-9868

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Plano Molding Company Patents

Plano Molding Company has filed 54 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Fishing equipment
  • Fishing techniques and methods
  • Cloud storage
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11/24/2020

Textile closures, Structural engineering, Structural system, Construction, Tort law

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Dallas Invents: 139 Patents Granted for Week of Nov. 3

Nov 18, 2020

11 for patent activity out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: •  Microfabrica's counterfeiting deterrent and security devices •  Siemens Healthcare's virtual biopsy techniques for analyzing diseases •  Topgolf's RFID golf ball testing apparatus and systems •  Toyota's on-the-fly autonomous vehicle refueling and recharging •  USAA's predictive customer service support system and method Autonomous vehicle automatic parking, US Patent 10,821,971 assigned to State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. By tracking both inventors and assignees in the region, we aim to provide a broader view of the region’s inventive activity. Listings are organized by Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC). THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS Week of Nov. 3, 2020 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100)  139 patents granted    Ranked No. 10 in patent production out of 250 metros TOP LOCAL ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS) Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 15 Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 7 Futurewei Technologies Inc. (Plano) 6 Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) 6 Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 4 Sandisk Technologies (Addison) 4 155 days Patent No. 10825826 Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison) Inventors: Jian Chen (Menlo Park, CA, US), Jixin Yu (Milpitas, CA, US), Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA, US), Tae-Kyung Kim (San Jose, CA, US), Yan Li (Milpitas, CA, US) 2,675 days Patent No. 10825032 Assignee: Oracle International Corporation (Redwood Shores, CA, US) Inventors: Ben Eng (Frisco, TX, US), Paul Hugh Wilkie Bishop (Dallas, TX, US), Todd Spraggins (Dallas, TX, US) 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 Portable organizer system Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 15790964 on 10/23/2017 (1107 days app to issue) Abstract: An improved French coffee press apparatus, system, and method that utilizes a locking ring to engage with a locking base that can be removed from the carafe, along with any coffee grounds. The locking ring is connected to the pressing rod, which also includes a filter system above the locking ring. The pressing rod fits through an opening in the carafe lid, and the carafe lid secures the liquid inside the carafe. The combination of the filtering system assists in the filtering and capture of any coffee grounds into the locking base for cleaning, and the locking ring assists in the removal of the locking base. [A47J] KITCHEN EQUIPMENT; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; APPARATUS FOR MAKING BEVERAGES [6] Spectral computed tomography fingerprinting Inventor(s): Duan Xinhui (Dallas, TX), Matthew A. Lewis (Dallas, TX), Robert E. Lenkinski (Dallas, TX), Todd C. Soesbe (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): KONINKLIJKE PHILIOPS N.V. (Eindhoven, , NL) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16316735 on 07/12/2017 (1210 days app to issue) Abstract: A method includes generating spectral projection data of a subject, including at least first spectral projection data corresponding to a first energy range and second spectral projection data corresponding to a second energy range, wherein the first and the second energy range are different. The method further includes constructing an image from a combination of the spectral projection data, and constructing a set of basis images for the 5 energy ranges and from the spectral projection data. The method further includes constructing a multi-dimensional histogram from the set of basis images, wherein the multi-dimensional histogram includes at least two axes, a first corresponding to a first basis component and a second corresponding to a second basis component, and the multi-dimensional histogram includes a set of clusters, including one cluster for each material 10 represented in the spectral projection data. The method further includes visually presenting, concurrently, the image and the multi-dimensional histogram. [A61B] DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (analysing biological material G01N, e.g. G01N 33/48) Distribution of fire suppressing agent in a stovetop fire suppressor and method Assignee(s): WilliamsRDM, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15366181 on 12/01/2016 (1433 days app to issue) Abstract: An automatic stovetop fire suppressor providing a gradual release of a fire suppressing agent in a desired distribution pattern and method of gradual and spatial agent release are provided herein. A plastic cone shaped lid seals on the bottom of a can and forms a closed container. The closed container is filled with a fire suppressing agent. An initiator charge breaks a designed breaking point of a reduced horizontal cross sectional area when fuse activated. The bottom lid drops down exposing a radial opening. Fire suppressing agent flows out of the radial opening, suppressing a stovetop fire with minimal or no splashing of cooking oil. An initiator housing is affixed to a top wall of the can and serves as the welding point for securing the plastic lid. A travel limiting member attached to the bottom lid catches on a shoulder of the initiator housing to limit the radial opening height. [A62C] FIRE-FIGHTING (fire-extinguishing compositions, use of chemical substances in extinguishing fires A62D 1/00; spraying, applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces in general B05; fire-fighting aircraft B64D 1/16; alarm arrangements G08B, e.g. fire alarms actuated by smoke or gases G08B 17/10) Infusion monitoring device and patient compliance system Assignee(s): Berenson Consulting Group Inc. (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Hitchcock Evert LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 16733492 on 01/03/2020 (305 days app to issue) Abstract: An infusion monitoring device (IMD) for facilitating infusion pump medication treatment compliance. The IMD having at least one sensor to monitor data on a tube extending from an infusion pump. The IMD may be part of a compliance system. The IMD able to collect data and communicate data to a network for remote compliance analysis. The system provides compliance feedback to support the patient and improve compliance with the treatment process. [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]   O P E R A T I O N S  &  T R A N S P O R T Increasing accuracy of measurements using mud retorts by maximizing recovery of vapors Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 15355854 on 11/18/2016 (1446 days app to issue) Abstract: A mud retort assembly includes a retort that heats a fluid and thereby generates vapors, a condenser in fluid communication with the retort to at least partially condense the vapors and thereby generate a liquid, a condensate collector that receives the liquid and residual vapors via an outlet pipe of the condenser, and a collector plug having a frustoconical body that extends partially into the condensate collector at an opening to the condensate collector. The collector plug defines a central aperture that receives the outlet pipe and has an annular flange extending radially outward from the frustoconical body to rest on the condensate collector at the opening. [B01D] SEPARATION (separating solids from solids by wet methods B03B, B03D, by pneumatic jigs or tables B03B, by other dry methods B07; magnetic or electrostatic separation of solid materials from solid materials or fluids, separation by high-voltage electric fields B03C; centrifuges B04B; vortex apparatus B04C; presses per se for squeezing-out liquid from liquid-containing material B30B 9/02) [5] Multi-phase pumping system with self-purging filtration Inventor(s): Alejandro Fratini (Buena Park, CA), Carlos Reyes (Los Angeles, CA), Jelenko Krsmanovic (Kitchener, , CA), William Tang (Villa Park, CA) Assignee(s): Flowserve Management Company (Irving, TX) Law Firm: Maine Cernota Rardin (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15772190 on 11/02/2016 (1462 days app to issue) Abstract: An apparatus and method prevent entrained solids from entering a pump by directing a process stream through an active upstream filter that removes the solids, and then through a downstream idle filter where the process stream purges the filter of previously retained solids. The flow path is periodically switched to exchange the roles of the filters, so that none of the filters is saturated, and the solids remain in the process flow but bypass the pump. Any need for a low pressure destination for purged solids and purging fluid and/or any environmental impact of dumping process fluid and solids into the environment is thereby avoided. Partially opened valves can be used to divert only part of the downstream flow for filter purging. Selectable paths can be included for which no filters are purged. The downstream flow can be divided and used to simultaneously purge a plurality of idle filters. [B01D] SEPARATION (separating solids from solids by wet methods B03B, B03D, by pneumatic jigs or tables B03B, by other dry methods B07; magnetic or electrostatic separation of solid materials from solid materials or fluids, separation by high-voltage electric fields B03C; centrifuges B04B; vortex apparatus B04C; presses per se for squeezing-out liquid from liquid-containing material B30B 9/02) [5] Multidimensional storage Assignee(s): PLANO MOLDING COMPANY, LLC (Plano, IL) Law Firm: Leason Ellis LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16025737 on 07/02/2018 (855 days app to issue) Abstract: A multidimensional storage system is disclosed that provides optimal accessibility, flexibility, and adaptability. The storage system can include an elevated v-shape that can position storage containers closer to an angler”s sides. The angled shape of the storage system can facilitate easier access to storage containers stored behind an angler. A bulk storage space provided in storage system can be used to stow items. The storage system can include a waterproof compartment in its base for dry storage. [B25H] WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT, e.g. FOR MARKING-OUT WORK; STORAGE MEANS FOR WORKSHOPS Detachable electrified powertrain components Inventor(s): Joshua D. Payne (Ann Arbor, MI), Justin J. Chow (Los Angeles, CA), Nathan C. Westover (New Hudson, MI), Robert C. MacArthur (Ypsilanti, MI), Shannon Alicia Wrobel (Ann Arbor, MI) Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16451550 on 06/25/2019 (497 days app to issue) Abstract: An apparatus includes a propulsion module for a vehicle, and a control module communicatively connected to the propulsion module. The propulsion module is structured to be detached from the vehicle for mechanical connection to an off-board device. The propulsion module includes an electric motor and a power supply, and the power supply is operable to power the electric motor to output mechanical power. The control module is configured to receive a connection status of the propulsion module. In response to the connection status indicating that the propulsion module is detached from the vehicle, the control module is configured to operate the power supply at an off-board rated power to power the electric motor. [B60K] ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS IN VEHICLES; AUXILIARY DRIVES FOR VEHICLES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST OR FUEL SUPPLY OF PROPULSION UNITS IN VEHICLES [2006.01] Angled slide in retaining clip tower 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: 15997051 on 06/04/2018 (883 days app to issue) Abstract: A retaining clip tower includes a locking feature with a circular opening for a clip stem to be inserted and a rectangular opening disposed below the circular opening that can allow for a lower flange of a clip to be inserted at an angle into the locking feature wherein that the clip can complete the angled slide in such that the entire clip sits level inside the locking feature with the lower flange disposed below the locking feature and such that the clip resists extraction against vertical and horizontal forces. [B60R] VEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (fire prevention, containment or extinguishing specially adapted for vehicles A62C 3/07) Deformable automotive noise and vibration seal for pedestrian protection Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16262851 on 01/30/2019 (643 days app to issue) Abstract: A system for noise and vibration sealing of a vehicle while providing reduced impact resistance includes a block of compressible material positionable between a vehicle hood and a support structure of the vehicle. The block of compressible material may include an attachment surface configured to be secured to a portion of the vehicle and an impact surface formed opposite the attachment surface. The impact surface may be positioned in the vehicle to be contacted by the hood or support structure during an impact event. An exterior surface may extend between the attachment surface and the impact surface. A cavity may be formed in the exterior surface. The cavity may have a first inner surface and a second inner surface opposing the first inner surface, and may be shaped to accommodate crushing of the block of compressible material during the impact event. [B60R] VEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (fire prevention, containment or extinguishing specially adapted for vehicles A62C 3/07) Autonomous vehicle automatic parking Assignee(s): STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Bloomington, IL) Law Firm: Faegre Drinker Biddle Reath (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 15895533 on 02/13/2018 (994 days app to issue) Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring use, determining risk, and pricing insurance policies for a vehicle having one or more autonomous or semi-autonomous operation features are provided. According to certain aspects, the operating status of the features, the identity of a vehicle operator, risk levels for operation of the vehicle by the vehicle operator, or damage to the vehicle may be determined based upon sensor or other data. According to further aspects, decisions regarding transferring control between the features and the vehicle operator may be made based upon sensor data and information regarding the vehicle operator. Additional aspects may recommend or install updates to the autonomous operation features based upon determined risk levels. Some aspects may include monitoring transportation infrastructure and communicating information about the infrastructure to vehicles. [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] Rotor span-balance pocket Inventor(s): Kelli Yates (Cary, IN), Nathan Green (Fort Worth, TX), Paul Sherrill (Grapevine, TX), Robert Self (Fort Worth, TX), Russell Cole (Euless, TX), Tim Ledbetter (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 15664809 on 07/31/2017 (1191 days app to issue) Abstract: The present invention includes a span-balance pocket in a surface of a rotor blade, the span-balance pocket including an inboard surface and an outboard surface; and one or more weights disposed in the span-balance pocket to span-balance the rotor blade; and at least one of one or more retention devices to retain the one or more weights against the outboard surface of the span-balance pocket or the span-balance pocket is machined or molded into a tip block of the rotor blade. [B64C] AEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS (air-cushion vehicles B60V) Augmented reality system for pilot and passengers Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15913789 on 03/06/2018 (973 days app to issue) Abstract: The present disclosure achieves technical advantages as an aircraft having an augmented reality flight control system integrated with and operable from the pilot seat and an associated pilot headgear unit, wherein the flight control system is supplemented by flight-assisting artificial intelligence and geo-location systems. The present disclosure includes an augmented reality flight control system incorporating real-world objects with virtual elements to provide relevant data to a pilot during aircraft flight. A translucent substrate is disposed in the pilot”s field of view such that the pilot can see therethrough, and observe virtual elements displayed on the substrate. The system includes a headgear that is worn by the pilot. A flight assistance module is configured to receive data related to the aircraft and provide predictive assistance to the pilot during flight based on the received data based in part on a pilot profile having preferences related to the pilot. [B64D] EQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT Water soluble, biodegradable beverage container Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 15443753 on 02/27/2017 (1345 days app to issue) Abstract: A biodegradable and dissolvable container may include a biodegradable and water soluble shell defining the container sized to accommodate a volume of a liquid, the shell having walls extending upward from a closed bottom; an exterior water insoluble layer coating an exterior surface of the walls of the shell; and an inner water insoluble layer coating an interior of the shell, wherein the container may completely dissolve in water over a predetermined period of time. [B65D] CONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES Systems and methods for mechanosynthesis Assignee(s): CBN Nano Technologies Inc. (Ottawa, , CA) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16325241 on 11/13/2017 (1086 days app to issue) Abstract: Improved methods, systems and devices for mechanosynthesis, including those that involve the bulk chemical preparation of tips, multiple tips on a presentation surface, and multiple tips used sequentially in a thermodynamic cascade. These improvements can simplify starting requirements, improve versatility, and reduce equipment and process complexity. [B82B] NANOSTRUCTURES FORMED BY MANIPULATION OF INDIVIDUAL ATOMS, MOLECULES, OR LIMITED COLLECTIONS OF ATOMS OR MOLECULES AS DISCRETE UNITS; MANUFACTURE OR TREATMENT THEREOF [7] Rotorcraft rotor blade assembly Inventor(s): Andrew Maresh (Lewisville, TX), Christopher Foskey (Keller, TX), Drew Sutton (Georgetown, KY), Paul K. Oldroyd (Azle, TX) Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 16170414 on 10/25/2018 (740 days app to issue) Abstract: A rotorcraft rotor blade assembly includes a stub spar extending less than a full span of the rotor blade assembly. An upper skin portion extends substantially the full span of the rotor blade assembly. A lower skin portion extends substantially the full span of the rotor blade assembly. The stub spar is positioned between the upper skin portion and the lower skin portion. [B64C] AEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS (air-cushion vehicles B60V) Floating ducts Inventor(s): David Angell (Fort Worth, TX), Keith David Weaver (North Richland Hills, TX), Nicholas Plagianos (N. Richland Hills, TX), Thomas Mast (Carrollton, TX) Assignee(s): BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 15816516 on 11/17/2017 (1082 days app to issue) Abstract: A duct interface system and method includes a duct having a first end and a second end; a first receptacle for the first end of the duct and/or a second receptacle for the second end of the duct; and one or more first seals between the first end of the duct and the first receptacle and/or one or more second seals between the second end of the duct and the second receptacle. [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 Poly(glycerol sebacate)-interleukin inhibitor copolymers and methods of making and use Assignee(s): THE SECANT GROUP LLC (Telford, PA) Law Firm: McNees Wallace Nurick LLC (3 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16032733 on 07/11/2018 (846 days app to issue) Abstract: A method of preparing a polymeric material includes combining a glycerol-pharmaceutical conjugate, glycerol, and water in a vessel. The glycerol-pharmaceutical conjugate includes a pharmaceutical compound, for example, salicylic acid, having at least one carboxyl group attached to glycerol by an ester bond. The method also includes adding sebacic acid to the vessel and removing water from the vessel and reacting the glycerol, glycerol-pharmaceutical conjugate, and sebacic acid in the vessel at atmospheric pressure in the presence of an inert gas. The method further includes applying a sub-atmospheric pressure to the vessel after the step of reacting, to form the polymeric material in the vessel. The polymeric material includes a polyester copolymer of the sebacic acid and the glycerol and the pharmaceutical compound. [C08G] MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS OBTAINED OTHERWISE THAN BY REACTIONS ONLY INVOLVING CARBON-TO-CARBON UNSATURATED BONDS (fermentation or enzyme-using processes to synthesise a desired chemical compound or composition or to separate optical isomers from a racemic mixture C12P) [2] Self-healing transparent polymer compositions containing conductive colloids Assignee(s): ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL (Charenton-le-Pont, , FR) Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 14915840 on 09/03/2013 (2618 days app to issue) Abstract: Described is a thiol-ene composition that includes a resinous mixture of at least a first monomer and at least a second monomer, in which the first monomer is a polyfunctional allyl monomer and the second monomer is a polyfunctional thiol and the molar ratio of the first monomer to the second monomer is about 60:40 to about 80:20. Said composition further includes conductive colloidal particles in an amount between about 4 wt % and about 7 wt % of the total composition. When cured, a formed composition offers self-healing properties and resistance to abrasions and scratches that exceed the levels found in comparative thiol-enes that either lack the addition of the conductive colloidal particles and/or have a less effective ratio of first monomer to second monomer. [C09D] COATING COMPOSITIONS, e.g. PAINTS, VARNISHES OR LACQUERS; FILLING PASTES; CHEMICAL PAINT OR INK REMOVERS; INKS; CORRECTING FLUIDS; WOODSTAINS; PASTES OR SOLIDS FOR COLOURING OR PRINTING; USE OF MATERIALS THEREFOR (cosmetics A61K; processes for applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces, in general, B05D; staining wood B27K 5/02; glazes or vitreous enamels C03C; natural resins, French polish, drying-oils, driers, turpentine, per se, C09F; polishing compositions other than French polish, ski waxes C09G; adhesives or use of materials as adhesives C09J; materials for sealing or packing joints or covers C09K 3/10; materials for stopping leaks C09K 3/12; processes for the electrolytic or electrophoretic production of coatings C25D) [5] Powder descaling compositions and methods for use thereof Assignee(s): MAGNUS PROCUREMENT AND LOGISTIC SOLUTIONS, INC. (Irving, TX) Law Firm: Childs Law (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16803581 on 02/27/2020 (250 days app to issue) Abstract: A powder descaling composition is disclosed herein, as well as methods for using the same. A benefit to the powder descaling composition can be providing a compact, lightweight powder composition that is easily and efficiently transported, stored, dispensed and used for removing scale from the surfaces of machinery. [C11D] DETERGENT COMPOSITIONS; USE OF SINGLE SUBSTANCES AS DETERGENTS; SOAP OR SOAP-MAKING; RESIN SOAPS; RECOVERY OF GLYCEROL Production of thapsigargins by [i]thapsia [/i]cell suspension culture Inventor(s): David Alexander Ullisch (Hamburg, , DE), Gilbert Gorr (Freiburg, , DE), Harald Heckenmller (Hamburg, , DE), Jens Stefan Wilke (Hamburg, , DE), Yantree Devi Sankar-Thomas (Tornesch, , DE) Assignee(s): Phyton Holdings, LLC (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Wolf, Greenfield Sacks, P.C. (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15100780 on 12/02/2014 (2163 days app to issue) Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of producing sesquiterpene lactones of the thapsigargin family, the method comprising the steps of: (a) culturing plant cells of the genus [i]Thapsia [/i]in a nutrient medium in a suspension cell culture, wherein the cells produce one or more sesquiterpene lactones of the thapsigargin family; and (b) recovering one or more sesquiterpene lactones of the thapsigargin family produced in (a). The present invention further relates to a suspension cell culture comprising plant cells of the genus [i]Thapsia, [/i]wherein the plant cells are capable of producing one or more sesquiterpene lactones of the thapsigargin family and to a plant cell biomass comprising plant cells of the genus [i]Thapsia [/i]obtained from said suspension cell culture. [C12P] FERMENTATION OR ENZYME-USING PROCESSES TO SYNTHESISE A DESIRED CHEMICAL COMPOUND OR COMPOSITION OR TO SEPARATE OPTICAL ISOMERS FROM A RACEMIC MIXTURE [3] Binary AgCu amorphous thin-films for electronic applications Assignee(s): UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS (Denton, TX) Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 15676189 on 08/14/2017 (1177 days app to issue) Abstract: An interconnect and a method of making an interconnect between one or more features on a substrate comprises: sputtering a noble metal-copper eutectic thin film under controlled power on an oxide grown or deposited on a substrate; and forming an amorphous alloy structure from the noble metal-copper eutectic thin film in the shape of the interconnect and the interconnect comprising no grain or grain boundaries without temperature sensitive resistivity. [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 In-frame shear wall Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 15466983 on 03/23/2017 (1321 days app to issue) Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to structural panel systems, and in particular in-frame fluted panel systems. The in-frame fluted panel systems allow for improved strength and/or ductility within a reduced wall thickness by installing the fluted panels within the framing of the support members in various configurations. The in-frame fluted panel systems further allows for easier construction and lower costs than conventional systems that have fluted panels located outside of the support members. [E04B] GENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS; WALLS, e.g. PARTITIONS; ROOFS; FLOORS; CEILINGS; INSULATION OR OTHER PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS (border constructions of openings in walls, floors, or ceilings E06B 1/00) Floor element for forming a floor covering, a floor covering, and a method for manufacturing a floor element Assignee(s): Daltile Corporation (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 16732399 on 01/02/2020 (306 days app to issue) Abstract: A floor element for forming a floor covering, wherein the floor element comprises a decorative layer made of a ceramic material and a support layer arranged below the decorative layer, wherein the support layer comprises edges provided with coupling elements configured to allow a mechanical coupling with coupling elements of an adjacent floor element, wherein the floor element comprises an intermediate layer having a resin material that permeates a lower surface of the decorative layer, and wherein the intermediate layer is an adhesive layer that bonds together the decorative layer and the support layer. [E04F] FINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS (windows, doors E06B) Device for leveling and aligning tiles and method for leveling and aligning tiles Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 16853292 on 04/20/2020 (197 days app to issue) Abstract: A device for leveling and aligning tiles and a method for leveling and aligning tiles are disclosed. In one embodiment of the tile leveling device, a body defines a viewing opening. A base is orthogonally coupled to the body with a base to body coupling including a frangible breakaway section. The base and the body are integral prior to frangible separation and the frangible breakaway section, upon breaking, frangibly separates the body from the base. Respective arms are moveably connected to the body opposite the base. Each of the arms may operate from an open position to a closed position where the arm releasably mates one or more tiles. [E04F] FINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS (windows, doors E06B) Method for firestop through-penetrations Inventor(s): Arndt Andresen (North Richland Hills, TX), Lisa Van Den Berg (Addison, TX), Lucas Ackerman (McKinney, TX), Tamara Sarg (North Richland Hills, TX) Assignee(s): HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (Schaan, , LI) Law Firm: Leydig Voit Mayer, Ltd. (7 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16605299 on 04/20/2018 (928 days app to issue) Abstract: A method includes coupling a platform to a sheet metal having alternating peaks and Valleys. The platform includes a block-out component configured to conform to a valley of the sheet metal. The method further includes coupling a lead-sleeve to a mounting region of the platform. The method further includes pouring concrete around the platform and lead-sleeve, where the block-out component blocks a flow of the concrete from below the platform. The method also includes inserting a cutting tool through the lead-sleeve to remove one or more portions of the sheet metal to form a through-penetration. [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 Door locking system Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 16672742 on 11/04/2019 (365 days app to issue) Abstract: A door locking system is disclosed for integrating into an entry door having a door hardware extension therein and a door sill. The door locking system includes a continuous cane rod that transitions from an open configuration to a locked configuration by radial displacement of a handle of the continuous cane rod away from an upper retention member, vertical displacement of a shaft of the continuous cane rod such that a heel penetrates a receiving member, and radial displacement of the handle of the continuous cane rod to a lower retention member such that the handle is releasably retained by the lower retention member. The continuous cane rod transitions from the locked to the open configuration in the opposite manner. The door locking system provides a reinforced entry door in the locked configuration. [E05C] BOLTS OR FASTENING DEVICES FOR WINGS, SPECIALLY FOR DOORS OR WINDOWS (latching means for sideboard or tailgate structures for vehicles B62D 33/037; fastening devices for constructional or engineering elements E04, F16B; locks, fastening devices structurally or operatively combined or having significant cooperation with locks E05B; means for operating or controlling wing fasteners in conjunction with mechanisms for moving the wing E05F) Retractable pump down ring Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: McAfee Taft (7 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16303225 on 07/20/2016 (1567 days app to issue) Abstract: A pump down ring is utilized in a downhole tool for use in a subterranean well. The pump down ring is positioned around the outer surface of a sleeve and is slidably disposed thereon. The pump down ring slidably engages the sleeve so as to have a radially-relaxed position and an expanded position where the pump down ring is expanded radially outward from the radially-relaxed position. Accordingly, the pump down ring can be placed in its expanded position to facilitate placement of the downhole tool in a wellbore by use of fluid pressure and can be placed in its radially-relaxed position to facilitate removal of the downhole tool from the wellbore. [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] Fracing apparatus and methodology using pressure-sensing diverters Assignee(s): Zipfrac LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Carrington, Coleman, Sloman Blumenthal, L.L.P. (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 16576745 on 09/19/2019 (411 days app to issue) Abstract: A diverter for obstructing and temporarily sealing a perforation in a well casing in a subterranean formation during hydraulic fracturing. The diverter comprises an outer surface and circuitry within the outer surface for determining a pressure proximate the diverter. [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): Karthik Kaja (Plano, TX), Marshall Sosland (Plano, TX), Raja Shekar Kilaru (Frisco, TX), Randall Mason Harris (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): TOYOTA CONNECTED NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16673356 on 11/04/2019 (365 days app to issue) Abstract: Embodiments include systems and methods of reporting the fuel level in a fuel tank of a vehicle. The method includes receiving a fuel consumption curve and a fuel refill curve, receiving a first fuel level value and a second fuel level value from a fuel level sensor, and determining whether the vehicle is consuming fuel or receiving fuel based on a change between the first fuel level value and the second fuel level value. In response to determining that the vehicle is consuming fuel, the method further includes determining a fuel gauge display value based on the second fuel level value and the fuel consumption curve. In response to determining that the vehicle is receiving fuel, the method further includes determining a fuel gauge display value based on the second fuel level value and the fuel refill curve. The fuel gauge display value is presented on a fuel gauge display. [F02M] SUPPLYING COMBUSTION ENGINES IN GENERAL WITH COMBUSTIBLE MIXTURES OR CONSTITUENTS THEREOF (charging such engines F02B) Vent limiting device for use with fluid regulators Inventor(s): Aaron J. Dowdell (Princeton, TX), Bret M. Kirchner (Dallas, TX), Christopher Sequeira (Addison, TX), David F. Graft (Flower Mound, TX), Hoden Ali Farah (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (McKinney, TX) Law Firm: Marshall, Gerstein Borun LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16050901 on 07/31/2018 (826 days app to issue) Abstract: A vent limiting device adapted to be operably coupled to an exhaust vent of a fluid regulator. The vent limiting device includes a housing, a poppet disposed in the housing, and a retaining element arranged to retain the poppet in the housing. The housing has a fluid passageway extending between a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet. The poppet is movably disposed in the housing, responsive to pressure at the fluid outlet, to control fluid flow through the fluid passageway. The housing includes one or more retaining features that engage the retaining element to retain the retaining element in the housing. [F15B] SYSTEMS ACTING BY MEANS OF FLUIDS IN GENERAL; FLUID-PRESSURE ACTUATORS, e.g. SERVOMOTORS; DETAILS OF FLUID-PRESSURE SYSTEMS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (motors, turbines, compressors, blowers, pumps F01-F04; fluid dynamics F15D; fluid clutches or brakes F16D; fluid springs F16F; fluid gearing F16H; pistons, cylinders, packing F16J; valves, taps, cocks, actuating-floats F16K; safety valves with auxiliary fluid operation of the main valve F16K 17/10; fluid-operating means for valves F16K 31/12; pipes, pipe joints F16L; lubricating F16N) Clamp assemblies and grille assemblies with wire harness clamp attachment structures Inventor(s): Andrew V. Manzanero (Ontario, CA), Braden Cuss (Saline, MI), Mingher F. Shen (Ann Arbor, MI), Nora Arellano (Ann Arbor, 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: 16152973 on 10/05/2018 (760 days app to issue) Abstract: A clamp assembly includes a housing having an attachment surface defining a keyed slot. The keyed slot includes a first pair of recesses extending in a first direction and a second pair of recesses extending in a second direction. The attachment surface includes an outwardly extending protrusion. The assembly includes a clamp having a main body including an intermediate portion positioned between distal and proximate end portions, and a connection portion extending outwardly from the intermediate portion. The connection portion is configured to be inserted within the keyed slot in an insertion direction. The clamp is configured to be received within the keyed slot and rotatable between an engaged and disengaged position. In the engaged position the connection portion engages the first pair of recesses to inhibit movement in an extraction direction and the proximate end portion abuts the protrusion to inhibit rotation of the clamp to the disengaged position. [F16B] DEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS OR WEDGES; JOINTS OR JOINTING (couplings for transmitting rotation F16D) Optical apparatus for wide-angle illumination Assignee(s): II-VI Delaware Inc. (Wilmington, DE) Law Firm: Maschoff Brennan (5 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16719098 on 12/18/2019 (321 days app to issue) Abstract: Input optical signals propagate toward first optical diffuser, resulting in first-forward-directed optical signals that propagate toward a second optical diffuser, in turn resulting in second forward-directed optical signals. The second forward-directed optical signals collectively form the optical output of an illumination source that appears to emanate from an enlarged extended source and exhibits reduced speckle. The illumination source can include multiple laser sources formed on or attached to the first optical diffuser. [F21V] FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF; STRUCTURAL COMBINATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES WITH OTHER ARTICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [7] System and method for controlling a blower of an energy recovery ventilator in response to internal air pressure Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15465229 on 03/21/2017 (1323 days app to issue) Abstract: A method includes fabricating a rooftop unit and an ERV housing, the rooftop unit comprising an economizer, the ERV housing comprising first and second blowers and a pressure transducer. The method further includes coupling the ERV housing to the economizer and coupling a controller to the pressure transducer, the controller configured to control the first and/or second blowers in response to the internal air pressure. [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) Forearm brace plug assembly Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 16792699 on 02/17/2020 (260 days app to issue) Abstract: A forearm brace plug assembly for protecting a forearm brace during storage includes a plug that is insertable into a forearm space in a forearm brace of a firearm. The plug inhibits the forearm brace from being deformed during storage. Moreover, the plug is comprised of a resiliently compressible material to conform to the shape of the forearm space. The plug has a storage chamber therein for storing objects. A door is removably attachable to the plug and the door is positioned over the storage chamber to retain the objects within the storage chamber. [F41C] SMALLARMS, e.g. PISTOLS OR RIFLES (projecting missiles without use of explosive or combustible propellant charge F41B); ACCESSORIES THEREFOR [5]   Power control system Inventor(s): Angelo Pereira (Plano, TX), Artur Juliusz Lewinski (Dallas, TX), George Konnail (Addison, TX), Hasibur Rahman (Wylie, TX), Xiaochun Zhao (Allen, TX) Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15212535 on 07/18/2016 (1569 days app to issue) Abstract: One example includes a power control system. The power control system includes an activation controller that is powered via a first power voltage generated via a first power supply and is configured to provide an enable signal. The activation controller can assert the enable signal in response to an input activation signal to control activation of a second power supply. The second power supply can generate a second power voltage in response to the enable signal being asserted. The second power voltage can be provided to regulate power associated with ancillary electronic circuitry. The system also includes a deactivation controller that is powered via the second power voltage and is configured to generate a disable signal to de-assert the enable signal in response to one of a plurality of predetermined deactivation conditions. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Sensor power management Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 14981894 on 12/28/2015 (1772 days app to issue) Abstract: A sensor power management arrangement includes a signal processing circuit configured to receive signal from a sensor, to test the signal against at least one criterion, and to pass the signal for further processing in response to the signal passing the at least one criterion. In this way, only signals that are of a sufficient importance or significance will consume the maximum amount of processing energy and through processing by later processes or circuitry. Should a signal from a sensor not be strong enough or meet other criteria, power will not be wasted in preparing that signal for provision to the microcontroller or microprocessor. Additional flexibility in the sensor power management can be realized by adjusting the criteria against which the sensor signal is compared based on a status of the sensor apparatus. [G01D] MEASURING NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEASURING TWO OR MORE VARIABLES NOT COVERED BY A SINGLE OTHER SUBCLASS; TARIFF METERING APPARATUS; TRANSFERRING OR TRANSDUCING ARRANGEMENTS NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; MEASURING OR TESTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR Metal analysis during pharmaceutical manufacturing Assignee(s): UHV Technologies, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Matheson Keys Kordzik PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15227438 on 08/03/2016 (1553 days app to issue) Abstract: A system and method for detecting, measuring, and analyzing for metallic impurities in pharmaceutical drugs and compounds utilizes an x-ray fluorescence system. The system and method may be co-located with a pharmaceutical manufacturing process for in-line continuous monitoring of metal impurities. The pharmaceutical products may be in a form selected from a powder, slurry, pill, tablet, and gel. [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) Scanning acoustic microscopy system and method Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16057570 on 08/07/2018 (819 days app to issue) Abstract: A system for scanning and analyzing a device wider test includes a transducer. The transducer transmits ultrasonic waves to scan the device under test and determine various properties (e.g., material of layers). The system further includes a heating/cooling portion. The heating/cooling portion conducts thermal stress testing on the device under test to accentuate areas of delamination between layers. The transducer then performs scans on the device under test to locate areas of delamination. [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) Adaptive laser power and ranging limit for time of flight sensor Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX) Law Firm: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15605611 on 05/25/2017 (1258 days app to issue) Abstract: A time of flight range detection device includes a laser configured to transmit an optical pulse into an image scene, a return single-photon avalanche diode (SPAD) array, a reference SPAD array, a range detection circuit coupled to the return SPAD array and the reference SPAD array, and a laser driver circuit. The range detection circuit in operation determines a distance to an object based on signals from the return SPAD array and the reference SPAD array. The laser driver circuit in operation varies an output power level of the laser in response to the determined distance to the object. [G01C] MEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY (measuring liquid level G01F; radio navigation, determining distance or velocity by use of propagation effects, e.g. Doppler effect, propagation time, of radio waves, analogous arrangements using other waves G01S) Method for vehicle location estimation using orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing Assignee(s): THE EUCLIDE 2012 INVESTMENT TRUST (Plano, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16252377 on 01/18/2019 (655 days app to issue) Abstract: A method for vehicle location estimation using orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) is provided with an OFDM device that consists of a wireless terminal and a multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) antenna. A pilot uplink signal is transmitted towards from the wireless terminal towards the intended target which is within an operational range of the MIMO antenna. Upon contacting the intended target and a plurality of target-surrounding objects, a plurality of return signals is generated to be received by the wireless terminal. A plurality of echo signals that was reflected from the plurality of target-surrounding objects is separated so that a time delay between the pilot uplink signal and the plurality of echo signals can be determined. The time delay along with a direction of arrival determined through the MIMO antenna are used to derive a location approximation for the intended target. [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 Transitioning multi-core fiber to plural single core fibers Assignee(s): CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina (Hickory, NC) Law Firm: Muncy, Geissler, Olds Lowe, P.C. (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16427300 on 05/30/2019 (523 days app to issue) Abstract: A method and system connects multiple cores within one fiber, e.g., a multi-core fiber (MCF), to multiple fibers with single-cores. The single-core fibers can then be terminated by traditional envelopes, such as a single core LC envelope. A connector holds the single-core fibers into a pattern that matches a pattern of all, or a sub group, of the individual cores of the MCF. The single-core fibers may all be terminated to individual connectors to form a fanout or breakout cable. Alternatively, the single-core fibers may extend to another connector wherein the single-core fibers are regrouped into a pattern to mate with the cores of another MCF, hence forming a jumper. One or more of the single core fibers may be terminated along the length of the jumper to form a jumper with one or more tap accesses. [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] Polymeric dispersed liquid crystal light shutter device and system and method for forming the same Assignee(s): Polytronix, Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 16118918 on 08/31/2018 (795 days app to issue) Abstract: A polymeric dispersed liquid crystal light shutter device and system and method for forming the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the system, a catoptric form having a shape is subjacently positioned below a pre-cure or un-cured polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) light shutter device having liquid crystals dispersed in a polymer binder system between two substrates. Light is applied during curing. The liquid crystal microdroplet sizes vary according to the shape of the catoptric form such that domains of smaller liquid crystal microdroplet sizes correspond to the shape and domains of larger liquid crystal microdroplet sizes correspond to negative space relative to the shape. Upon tuning an electric field, the PDLC light shutter device changes states from presenting a surface having an image formed by non-scattering regions contrasted against opaque scattering regions, to a surface characterized by mostly or entirely clear, non-scattering light transmittance. [G02F] DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING; TECHNIQUES OR PROCEDURES FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF; FREQUENCY-CHANGING; NON-LINEAR OPTICS; OPTICAL LOGIC ELEMENTS; OPTICAL ANALOGUE/DIGITAL CONVERTERS [4] Stepper motor Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16263766 on 01/31/2019 (642 days app to issue) Abstract: A method for electrically producing a stalled state in a stepper motor having a first coil and a second coil is provided. The method includes driving a first sinusoidal current through the first coil, and driving a second sinusoidal current through the second coil, wherein the first and second sinusoidal currents are in phase. [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) Air flow measurement using pressure sensors Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX) Law Firm: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16044333 on 07/24/2018 (833 days app to issue) Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are provided for monitoring air flow through a server using differential pressure measurements. The device includes an external pressure sensor, an internal pressure sensor, and a controller that receives the pressures from the external and internal pressure sensors. The external pressure sensor detects air pressure of the ambient air around a server enclosure, the internal pressure sensor detects air pressure through a server enclosure, and the controller calculates a pressure differential between the pressure from the external pressure sensor and the internal pressure sensor. The controller can then generate a signal based on the pressure differential, the signal optionally controlling a cooling fan, generating an interrupt for the server circuitry, or performing some other action. [G05D] SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES (for continuous casting of metals B22D 11/16; valves per se F16K; sensing non-electric variables, see the relevant subclasses of G01; for regulating electric or magnetic variables G05F) Systems and methods for improving current sharing between paralleled DC-to-DC power converters based on temperature coefficient Inventor(s): Abhiman Ananthakrishna Hande (Plano, TX), Mark Andrew Dubecky (McKinney, TX), Richard Paul Massetti, Jr. (McKinney, TX) Assignee(s): ABB Power Electronics Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 15888847 on 02/05/2018 (1002 days app to issue) Abstract: A DC-to-DC power converter includes a reference voltage generator and a tangible, non-transitory, computer-readable memory. The memory stores a temperature coefficient, and the temperature coefficient is based upon a temperature response of said reference voltage generator over a range of temperatures. The DC-to-DC power converter also includes a controller coupled to the reference voltage generator and the memory and operable to retrieve the temperature coefficient from the memory, and adjust an output voltage of the DC-to-DC power converter based upon the temperature coefficient. [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] Microcontroller architecture for non-volatile memory Inventor(s): Chi-Lin Hsu (San Jose, CA), Hiroyuki Mizukoshi (Kawasaki, , JP), Tai-Yuan Tseng (Milpitas, CA), Yan Li (Milpitas, CA) Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Addison, TX) Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15994116 on 05/31/2018 (887 days app to issue) Abstract: A non-volatile memory system comprises a memory structure and a control circuit connected to the memory structure. The control circuit includes a programmable and reprogrammable microcontroller. The microcontroller has a first processor that executes instructions to coordinate sequences of voltages applied to the memory structure by a first circuit in order to perform memory operations. The microcontroller has a second processor that executes second instructions to control a second circuit to test conditions of the non-volatile memory cells in response to the voltages applied to the memory structure. The microcontroller may have a third processor that controls the flow of the memory operation and directs the first and second processors to execute the instructions. The instructions of the various processors may be updated, which provides for flexible flow, core operation control, and condition testing. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Audio request interaction system Assignee(s): State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (Bloomington, IL) Law Firm: Faegre Drinker Biddle Reath (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 16590032 on 10/01/2019 (399 days app to issue) Abstract: A virtual technical building block software development tool and a software development interface that speed accurate and quality software design are provided. The tools develop enterprise software architecture designs, and utilize a library of symbols and a virtual template. The library of symbols includes service oriented architecture symbols and enterprise application integration symbols. The template includes multiple sections to be displayed on a computing device screen. Each section includes a blank space bounded by a frame, and all of the sections are vertically aligned with one another to guide design flow. The sections of the template include, from top to bottom vertically, (1) a technical capabilities section; (2) an interaction sequence section; (3) a service topology section; (4) an integration flow section; and (5) a logging section. The technical building block software development tool streamlines software development and significantly reduces implementation and design time, and ensures reproducible quality of design. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Computer architecture for emulating adjustable correlithm object cores in a correlithm object processing system Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 15787500 on 10/18/2017 (1112 days app to issue) Abstract: A device that includes a node engine configured to determine a core distance for a correlithm object core. The node engine is further configured to select a correlithm object in an n-dimensional space and set the selected correlithm object as the root correlithm object. The node engine is further configured to identify a plurality of correlithm objects within the core distance from the root correlithm object and determine one or more correlithm objects from among the identified plurality of correlithm objects is within a core distance of a second root correlithm object. The node engine is further configured to reduce the core distance for the correlithm object core, identify a second plurality of correlithm objects within the reduced core distance from the root correlithm object, and link the second identified plurality of correlithm objects with the root correlithm object to generate the correlithm object core. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Systems and methods for performing a write pattern in memory devices Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID) Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15812949 on 11/14/2017 (1085 days app to issue) Abstract: A semiconductor device may include a memory bank and a plurality of mode registers that communicatively couple to each of the plurality of memory banks. The plurality of mode registers may include a pattern of data stored therein. The semiconductor device may also include a bank control that receives a write pattern command that causes the bank control to write the pattern of data into the memory bank, send a signal to a multiplexer to couple the plurality of mode registers to the memory bank, and write the pattern of data to the memory bank via the plurality of mode registers. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Detection of anomalous computer behavior Assignee(s): State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (Bloomington, IL) Law Firm: Faegre Drinker Biddle Reath (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 16266447 on 02/04/2019 (638 days app to issue) Abstract: A computer-implemented method for determining features of a dataset that are indicative of anomalous behavior of one or more computers in a large group of computers comprises (1) receiving log files including a plurality of entries of data regarding connections between a plurality of computers belonging to an organization and a plurality of websites outside the organization, each entry being associated with the actions of one computer, (2) executing a time series decomposition algorithm on a portion of the features of the data to generate a first list of features, (3) implementing a plurality of traffic dispersion graphs to generate a second list of features, and (4) implementing an autoencoder and a random forest regressor to generate a third list of features. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer sy

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  • When was Plano Molding Company founded?

    Plano Molding Company was founded in 1932.

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    Plano Molding Company's headquarters is located at 431 E South Street, Plano.

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    Plano Molding Company's latest funding round is Acq - Fin.

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    Investors of Plano Molding Company include Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and Tinicum Capital Partners.

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