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Dallas Invents: 137 Patents Granted for Week of October 18

Nov 2, 2022

10 for patent activity out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: •  AT&T'S Quantum tampering threat management •  Bank of America's real-time processing distributed ledger system •  Care View Communications' patient video monitoring systems and methods having detection algorithm recovery from changes in illumination •  GE Precision Health Care's motion correction systems and methods of propeller magnetic resonance images •  Lockheed Martin's plasma engine with leptonic energy source •  Prilenia Neurotherapeutics, UT System use of pridopidine to improve cognitive function and for treating Alzheimer's disease •  Texas A&M's hybrid bluegrass named DALBG 1201 •  TMGCore's external robotic system for liquid immersion cooling platform   U.S. Patent No. 11,473,569 (Plasma engine with leptonic energy source) was assigned to Lockheed Martin 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 October 18, 2022| Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100)  137 patents granted     NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 15 C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 1 G: PHYSICS 35 Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 12 Sandisk Technologies LLC (Addison) 9 Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 5 ATT Intellectual Property I L.P. (Atlanta, GA) 4 Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ) 4 Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC) 3 7-Eleven Inc. (Irving) 3 United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio) 3 UNASSIGNED 18 Rebecca Hadley (Flower Mound) 7 Matthew Raymond Magee (Sanger) 3 Shahmeer Ali Mirza (Celina) 3 Chie-Ming Chou (Taipei, , TW) 2 James D. Cunningham (Clarkston, MI) 2 Joshua Hadley (Flower Mound) 2 Parry Cornell Booker (Arlington) 2 Paxton S. Williams (Milan, MI) 2 Richard Loy Smith, Jr. (Dallas) 2 Scott Louis Frederick (Brighton, MI) 2 Don’t miss Dallas Invents: Sign up for the Dallas Innovates e-newsletter. Patent information is provided by Joe Chiarella, founder of patent analytics company Patent Index and publisher of  The Inventiveness Index . For additional details on the patents granted below, search the USPTO Patent Full-Text and Image Database . UTILITY PATENTS Point of sale display incorporating non-sliding, stackable and unstackable product transport boxes Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 17327650 on 05/21/2021 (515 days app to issue) Abstract: A point of sale display includes at least two stacked product transport boxes each having a planar bottom and planar top; a pair of locking tabs on one of the planar bottom or planar top of each box, each locking tab having a hinge and sides extending therefrom; a pair of receiving openings on one of the planar bottom or planar top of each box, wherein the pair of receiving opening on one of the stacked boxes align with the pair of locking tabs on the other such that the locking tabs on the stacked boxes are selectively pivoted through the openings of the adjacent box to interconnect the boxes and prevent relative sliding, and wherein the pair of locking tabs has one of straight sides or an inwardly tapered trapezoidal shape extending from the hinge to allow the boxes to be separated. [A47F] SPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS, OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS Corneal topography system operations Assignee(s): Intelligent Diagnostics, LLC (Los Angeles, CA) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 17572268 on 01/10/2022 (281 days app to issue) Abstract: A mobile communication device-based corneal topography system includes an illumination system, an imaging system, a topography processor, an image sensor, and a mobile communication device. The illumination system is configured to generate an illumination pattern reflected off a cornea of a subject. The imaging system is coupled to an image sensor to capture an image of the reflected illumination pattern. A topography processor is coupled to the image sensor to process the image of the reflected illumination pattern. The mobile communications device includes a display, the mobile communications device is operatively coupled to the image sensor. The mobile communications device includes a mobile communications device (MCD) processor. A housing at least partially encloses one or more of the illumination system, the imaging system, or the topography processor. [A61B] DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (analysing biological material G01N, e.g. G01N 33/48) Therapeutic garment for treatment of over-shunting headaches and method for use of same Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 17406753 on 08/19/2021 (425 days app to issue) Abstract: A therapeutic garment for treatment of over-shunting headaches and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the therapeutic garment includes a waistband and an abdominal portion that extends from the waistband to encircle the abdomen and hips from the groin to the costal margin of a person wearing the therapeutic garment. A binder portion is partially coincident to the abdominal portion. The binder portion includes a pressure subassembly including a network of interconnected channels having an inflation valve accessible from an exterior of the abdominal portion. The pressure assembly, when selectively inflated, provides a qualified degree of compression to distend an epidural venous plexus of the person wearing the therapeutic garment. The therapeutic garment may further be fashioned into a brief, a tank top, or include leg extensions. [A61B] DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (analysing biological material G01N, e.g. G01N 33/48) Intraocular lens having an asymmetric hinged closed-loop haptic structure Assignee(s): Alcon Inc. (Fribourg, , CH) Law Firm: Patterson + Sheridan, LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 17140740 on 01/04/2021 (652 days app to issue) Abstract: An ophthalmic device includes an optic having an optic axis and a closed-loop haptic structure coupled with the optic. The closed loop haptic structure includes a first hinge having a first section, a second section, and a connecting section extending between the first section and the second section. The first section has a first component extending in a first angular direction and a second component extending in a second angular direction that is opposite to the first angular direction. The closed loop haptic structure further includes a second hinge including a radial section and an axial section extending from the axial section in the first angular direction, the radial section having a cross-sectional area greater than a maximum cross-sectional area of the first hinge. [A61F] FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS (dental prosthetics A61C) [2006.01] Systems, devices, and methods for joint fusion Assignee(s): SI-Bone Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) Law Firm: Shay Glenn LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16523992 on 07/26/2019 (1180 days app to issue) Abstract: The present invention relates generally to implants and tools for the fixation or fusion of joints or bone segments. These tools include tissue dilators and protectors. Other tools include broaches used to shape bores in bone. The tools can also include a system for removing an implant from bone. Implants can include assemblies of one or more implant structures that make possible the achievement of diverse interventions involving the fusion and/or stabilization of lumbar and sacral vertebra in a non-invasive manner, with minimal incision, and without the necessitating the removing the intervertebral disc. Implants for fusing both sacroiliac joints of a patient include a long implant that extends across both sacroiliac joints. [A61F] FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS (dental prosthetics A61C) [2006.01] Convertible stem/fracture stem Assignee(s): TORNIER SAS (Montbonnot-Saint-Martin, , FR) Law Firm: Duane Morris LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 17590234 on 02/01/2022 (259 days app to issue) Abstract: A humeral anchor for a shoulder prosthesis is disclosed. The humeral anchor includes a distal portion configured to be anchored in a proximal region of a humerus and a proximal portion, the proximal portion including a proximal face, where the proximal face includes an engagement feature configured to directly couple to a reverse shoulder insert having a concave proximal portion, and wherein the proximal face is further configured to directly couple with an anatomical shoulder insert having a convex proximal portion. [A61F] FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS (dental prosthetics A61C) [2006.01] Methods, systems, and devices for treating tinnitus with VNS pairing Assignee(s): THE BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX) Law Firm: Hauptman Ham, LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15422958 on 02/02/2017 (2084 days app to issue) Abstract: A method of treating tinnitus comprising measuring a patient”s hearing, determining the patient”s hearing loss and the patient”s tinnitus frequency using the measurements of the patient”s hearing, programming a clinical controller with the measurements of the patient”s hearing, selecting a plurality of therapeutic tones, where the therapeutic tones are selected to be at least a half-octave above or below of the patient”s tinnitus frequency, setting an appropriate volume for each of the plurality of tones, repetitively playing each of the plurality of therapeutic tones, and pairing a vagus nerve stimulation pulse train with each playing of a therapeutic tone, thereby reducing the patient”s perception of tinnitus. [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] Fascia activation and training device and methods of use Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 17489479 on 09/29/2021 (384 days app to issue) Abstract: Fascia activation and training devices having an adjustable length, collapsible, elongate device body having opposing ends to which open ended interchangeable cuffs are removably mounted. The end cuffs of the training devices provide for inward and/or outward compression forces to be applied by a user”s body members engaging such end cuffs, thereby enhancing fascial activation and training, and providing users with proprioceptive feedback, making motor learning in biomechanical retraining through fascia remodeling possible. Methods of use of such training devices provide for the use of multiple types of training devices in combination, resulting in the enhanced training of biomechanical chains of muscles. [A61H] PHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY (electrotherapy, magnetotherapy, radiation therapy, ultrasound therapy A61N) Increasing cancer patient survival time by administration of dithio-containing compounds Assignee(s): LANTERN PHARMA INC. (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard Smith LLP (Local + 9 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 14675607 on 03/31/2015 (2758 days app to issue) Abstract: The present invention discloses and claims compositions, methods of treatment, and kits which cause an increase in the time of survival in cancer patients, wherein the cancer: (i) overexpresses thioredoxin or glutaredoxin and/or (ii) exhibits evidence of thioredoxin- or glutaredoxin-mediated resistance to one or more chemotherapeutic interventions. The present invention also discloses and claims methods and kits for the administration of said compositions to properly treat cancer patients. Additionally, the present invention discloses and claims methods and kits for quantitatively determining the level of expression of thioredoxin or glutaredoxin in the cancer cells of a cancer patient, methods of using those determined levels in the initial diagnosis and/or planning of subsequent treatment methodologies for said cancer patient, as well as ascertaining the potential growth ”aggressiveness” of the particular cancer and treatment responsiveness of the particular type of cancer. Further, the present invention discloses and claims novel pharmaceutical compositions, methods, and kits used for the treatment of patients with medical conditions and disease where there is the overexpression of thioredoxin and/or glutaredoxin, and wherein this overexpression is associated with deleterious physiological effects in the patients. [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) Use of pridopidine to improve cognitive function and for treating Alzheimer”s disease Inventor(s): Ilya Bezprozvanny (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Prilenia Neurotherapeutics Ltd. (Herzliya, , IL), The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (Austin, TX) Law Firm: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz LLP (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16591875 on 10/03/2019 (1111 days app to issue) Abstract: The invention also provides a method of treating a subject afflicted with Alzheimer”s disease, comprising periodically administering to the subject a pharmaceutical composition comprising an amount of pridopidine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof effective to treat the subject. [A61P] SPECIFIC THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITY OF CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS OR MEDICINAL PREPARATIONS [7] Uses of crenolanib Assignee(s): AROG PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local) Application No., Date, Speed: 16738108 on 01/09/2020 (1013 days app to issue) Abstract: The present invention includes methods of monitoring measurable residual disease in patients suffering from a proliferative disorder, determining which patients could benefit from treatment or intervention with crenolanib or salt in reducing residual disease and maintaining remission, and administering a therapeutically effective amount of crenolanib as a single agent or sequentially or concomitantly with another therapeutic agent. [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) Ophthalmic suspension vehicles and related methods for pharmaceutical ingredient delivery Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 17689219 on 03/08/2022 (224 days app to issue) Abstract: This disclosure is directed to ophthalmic suspension vehicles for delivery of at least one pharmaceutical ingredient to a patient in need of treatment. The disclosure also provides methods of delivering at least one pharmaceutical ingredient to a patient in need of treatment. [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) Compositions and methods relating to myomaker-induced muscle cell fusion Assignee(s): The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System (Austin, TX) Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16379610 on 04/09/2019 (1288 days app to issue) Abstract: The present disclosure describes the fusogenic activity of the Myomaker protein. This polypeptide, when expressed in non-muscle cells, is able to drive fusion of the cell with a muscle cell, but not with other non-muscle cells. The use of this protein and cell expressing it in the delivery of exogenous genetic material to muscle cells also is described. [A61K] PREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES (devices or methods specially adapted for bringing pharmaceutical products into particular physical or administering forms A61J 3/00; chemical aspects of, or use of materials for deodorisation of air, for disinfection or sterilisation, or for bandages, dressings, absorbent pads or surgical articles A61L; soap compositions C11D) Systems and methods for transmitting interactive game features to multiple devices of a shared streaming media session Assignee(s): Discovery.com, LLC (New York, NY) Law Firm: Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 17658137 on 04/06/2022 (195 days app to issue) Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing one or more game features across devices associated with a synchronous multimedia stream are disclosed. One method may include: transmitting interactive game features to multiple devices associated with a synchronous multimedia stream using a server in network communication with at least one database, the method comprising operations including: establishing, on the server, a virtual media streaming session; connecting two or more user profiles of a media streaming platform to the virtual media streaming session; providing, in the virtual media streaming session, an article of multimedia content, wherein the article of multimedia content is simultaneously viewable on user devices associated with each of the two or more user profiles; determining, using a processor associated with the server, whether one or more interactive game features associated with the article of multimedia content are activated; and implementing, responsive to determining that the one or more interactive game features are activated, aspects associated with the one or more interactive game features in the virtual media streaming session. [A63F] CARD, BOARD OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [5] OX2R compounds Inventor(s): Daniel Rosenbaum (Dallas, TX), Jef De Brabander (Dallas, TX), Qiren Liang (Dallas, TX), Wentian Wang (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Richard Aron Osman (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 17033879 on 09/27/2020 (751 days app to issue) Abstract: Methods and compositions for agonizing a type-2 orexin receptor (OX2R) in a cell determined to be in need thereof, including the general method of (a) administering to a subject a cyclic guanidinyl OX2R agonist and (b) detecting a resultant enhanced wakefulness or increased resistance to diet-induced accumulation of body fat, or abbreviated recovery from general anesthesia or jet lag. [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) Hybrid bluegrass named DALBG 1201 Patent No. PP034672  (Plant) Assignee(s): The Texas AM University System (College Station, TX) Law Firm: Dentons US LLP (Local + 12 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 17242507 on 04/28/2021 (538 days app to issue) Abstract: DALBG 1201 is an F[subscript]1 [/subscript]hybrid bluegrass with exceptional turfgrass quality, dark green color, high shoot density, medium-fine leaf texture, and ability to persist under a range of environmental stresses typically encountered in the southern United States. Patent Class: N/A   O P E R A T I O N S  &  T R A N S P O R T Systems, methods and apparatus for producing sustainable aviation fuel from coal Assignee(s): Kepler GTL LLC (Midland, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 17687640 on 03/05/2022 (227 days app to issue) Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some implementations an apparatus to produce SAF from coal includes a coal-reforming-area that receives the coal and that produces synthetic gas from the coal, a Fischer-Tropsch conversion area that is operably coupled to the coal-reforming-area and that receives the synthetic gas and produces a hydrocarbon chain from the synthetic gas and a product-upgrading-area that is operably coupled to the Fischer-Tropsch conversion area that receives the hydrocarbon chain and that produces the SAF from the hydrocarbon chain. [B01J] CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROCESSES, e.g. CATALYSIS, COLLOID CHEMISTRY; THEIR RELEVANT APPARATUS (processes or apparatus for specific applications, see the relevant places for these processes or apparatus, e.g. F26B 3/08) [2] Microwave synthesis of iron oxide catalysts for cold start NO[subscript]x [/subscript]removal Inventor(s): Charles Alexander Roberts (Farmington Hills, MI), Krishna Gunugunuri (Canton, MI), Torin C. Peck (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: 16520848 on 07/24/2019 (1182 days app to issue) Abstract: Methods of making an iron based catalyst using microwave hydrothermal synthesis are provided. The methods include dissolving iron(III) nitrate, Fe(NO[subscript]3[/subscript])[subscript]3[/subscript], in an organic solvent to form a solution. Once dissolved, the methods include a step of neutralizing the solution with an alkaline mineralizing agent to obtain a precipitate. The solution with the precipitate is then subjected to microwave radiation to cause a temperature gradient and a hydrothermal crystallization process to form a synthesized product. The synthesized product is subsequently separated from the mineralizing agent. The method includes washing and drying the synthesized product to obtain particles of sodium iron oxide (NaFeO[subscript]2[/subscript]) catalyst that can be used as a composition for a passive NO[subscript]x [/subscript]adsorber. A two-stage NO[subscript]x [/subscript]abatement device for removal of NO[subscript]x [/subscript]from an exhaust gas stream during a cold start operation of an internal combustion engine is also provided. [B01J] CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROCESSES, e.g. CATALYSIS, COLLOID CHEMISTRY; THEIR RELEVANT APPARATUS (processes or apparatus for specific applications, see the relevant places for these processes or apparatus, e.g. F26B 3/08) [2] Metal sorter Assignee(s): SORTERA ALLOYS, INC. (Fort Wayne, IN) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16939011 on 07/26/2020 (814 days app to issue) Abstract: A material sorting system sorts materials utilizing a vision system that implements a machine learning system in order to identify or classify each of the materials, which are then sorted into separate groups based on such an identification or classification determining that the materials are composed of either wrought aluminum, extruded aluminum, or cast aluminum. [B07C] POSTAL SORTING; SORTING INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES, OR BULK MATERIAL FIT TO BE SORTED PIECE-MEAL, e.g. BY PICKING (specially adapted for a specific purpose covered by another class, see the relevant place, e.g. A43D 33/06, B23Q 7/12) Positive train control simulation system with emergency and horn applications and method therefor Assignee(s): BNSF Railway Company (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk Swindle Schwartz PLLC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 17698559 on 03/18/2022 (214 days app to issue) Abstract: A system and method for simulating positive train control (PTC) systems in a local and controlled environment using software and hardware. The system can simulate various functionalities of the PTC system in the environment using software and hardware components. The system can instruct the software of a train management computer (TMC) to control electromechanical valves to simulate air compression on brake pipes in response to the PTC system executing a penalty on the locomotive. The system can display statuses of various systems on the locomotive to a user using a cab display unit (CDU). The system can control the software and hardware components to simulate warnings and actions from the PTC system allowing locomotive engineers and conductors to experience the PTC system for optimum training. [B61L] GUIDING RAILWAY TRAFFIC; ENSURING THE SAFETY OF RAILWAY TRAFFIC (brakes or auxiliary equipment B61H, B61K; point or crossing construction E01B) Wire caddy for transporting and dispensing wire or cable Assignee(s): Encore Wire Corporation (McKinney, TX) Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 17334768 on 05/30/2021 (506 days app to issue) Abstract: An apparatus for the transportation and dispensing of spooled wire or cable, the apparatus including a handle structure wherein the handle structure has a first end and a second end, a first support structure attached to the first end of the handle structure, a second support structure attached to the second end of the handle structure, a first spool center insert attached to the first support structure, a second spool center insert attached to the second support structure, a first leg moveably attached to the first support structure, a second leg moveably attached to the second support structure, and wherein a spool of spooled wire or cable is attached to the first and second spool center inserts during transportation and dispensing of the spooled wire or cable. [B65H] HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES Stators located aft of duct ring Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16732106 on 12/31/2019 (1022 days app to issue) Abstract: A duct for a ducted-rotor aircraft includes a hub, a duct ring, and a plurality of stators that extend outward from the hub. The hub may be configured to support a motor. The duct ring defines a trailing edge. The duct ring is coupled to each of the plurality of stators such that all or substantially all of each of the plurality of stators is located aft of the trailing edge of the duct ring. [B64C] AEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS (air-cushion vehicles B60V) Rotorcraft fly-by-wire go-around mode Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) Law Firm: Slater Matsil, LLP (Local + 1 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16877365 on 05/18/2020 (883 days app to issue) Abstract: A fly-by-wire system for a rotorcraft includes a computing device having control laws. The control laws are operable to engage a level-and-climb command in response to a switch of a pilot control assembly being selected. The level-and-climb command establishes a roll-neutral (”wings level”) attitude with the rotorcraft increasing altitude. The switch may be disposed on a collective control of the pilot control assembly (e.g., a button on a grip of the collective control). Selection of the switch may correspond to a button depress. The level-and-climb command may include a roll command and a collective pitch command. One or more control laws may be further operable to increase or decrease forward airspeed in response to pilot engagement of the level-and-climb command. The level-and-climb command may correspond to a go-around maneuver, an abort maneuver, or an extreme-attitude-recovery maneuver to be performed by the rotorcraft. [B64C] AEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS (air-cushion vehicles B60V) Electric drive system line replaceable unit with integrated collective actuation Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) Law Firm: Akona IP PC (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 16808836 on 03/04/2020 (958 days app to issue) Abstract: One embodiment is an electric drive system for an aircraft comprising a plurality of redundant motors, wherein power generated by the plurality of motors is used to drive a rotor system comprising a rotor shaft having a plurality of rotor blades connected thereto; a gear box associated with the plurality of redundant motors; a collective actuator for controlling a collective pitch of the rotor blades connected to the rotor shaft; and at least one structural element for retaining the redundant motors, the gear box, and the collective actuator together as a single integrated unit. [B64C] AEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS (air-cushion vehicles B60V) Biodegradable bottle cap using [i]Pestalotiopsis microsporia [/i]to biodegrade waste plastic bottle Inventor(s): Danyal Nawab (Dallas, TX), Faizan Mirza (Irving, TX), Hana Ahmad (Allen, TX), Humza Ahmad (Allen, TX), Mohsen Ahmad (Allen, TX), Sarah Nawab (Dallas, TX), Sofia Ali (Garland, TX), Zain Ali (Garland, TX) Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED Application No., Date, Speed: 16575925 on 09/19/2019 (1125 days app to issue) Abstract: Millions of plastic water bottles going to waste and harming the environment. Recycling is an option, but hardly becoming a practice. Biodegradable bottle cap consisting of the plastic-eating fungus pestalotiopsis microsporia, will consumes the plastic bottle and the cap so no trace is left behind. The cap is made of plastic and the fungus is contained in an aluminium casing. [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 Caseless container tray Inventor(s): Brett A. Johnson (Belvidere, IL), Daniel J. Slavin (Village of Lakewood, IL), John Kreider (Woodstock, IL) Assignee(s): DFA Dairy Brands IP, LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Faegre Drinker Biddle Reath LLP (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 16941135 on 07/28/2020 (812 days app to issue) Abstract: Embodiments of caseless container trays are disclosed. In an embodiment, a caseless container tray includes a top surface and a bottom surface. The top surface is configured to contact and receive base portions of a first plurality of containers. The top surface includes a plurality of top projections configured to divide the first plurality of containers into a plurality of rows. The bottom surface is configured to contact and receive spouts of a second plurality of containers. Furthermore, the bottom surface includes a plurality of bottom projections extending from the bottom surface, wherein a bottom surface of each bottom projection is configured to contact a shoulder portion of a container of the second plurality of containers and wherein each projection surrounds a center portion configured to contact and receive a spout. [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 Emblem Assignee(s): BMIC LLC (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 17518847 on 11/04/2021 (348 days app to issue) Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure relate to an adhesive formulation comprising a high viscosity silyl modified polymer. In some embodiments, the adhesive formulation may further comprise additional components, such as but not limited to, at least one moisture scavenger, at least one adhesion promoter, at least one catalyst, at least one filler, at least one plasticizer, at least one antioxidant, or any combination thereof. In some embodiments, the adhesive formulation may exclude a low viscosity polymer. In some embodiments, the adhesive formulation may include a low viscosity polymer in no more than a specified amount. At least one method of using the adhesive formulation and at least one roofing system comprising the adhesive formulation are also described herein. [C09J] ADHESIVES; NON-MECHANICAL ASPECTS OF ADHESIVE PROCESSES IN GENERAL; ADHESIVE PROCESSES NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; USE OF MATERIALS AS ADHESIVES (surgical adhesives A61L 24/00; adhesives on the basis of non specified organic macromolecular compounds used as bonding agents in layered products B32B; labelling fabrics or comparable materials or articles with deformable surface using adhesives and thermo-activatable adhesives respectively B65C 5/02, B65C 5/04; preparation of glue or gelatine C09H; adhesive labels, tag tickets or similar identification of indication means G09F 3/10) [5]   F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S Segmental duct coupler devices, systems, and methods Assignee(s): Structural Technologies IP, LLC (Columbia, MD) Law Firm: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor Hunt, PA (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15598417 on 05/18/2017 (1979 days app to issue) Abstract: Segmental duct coupler devices, systems, and methods are provided herein. A duct coupler device can include a single, discrete body of material for welding to a duct segment. A system, including a duct segment having a duct coupler device welded thereto, is provided. The connection or points of connection between the duct coupler device and the duct segment in the system are devoid of internal and/or external seals. The duct coupler device and system can be cast in concrete. Multiple concrete segments can be assembled together to form a bridge, a roadway, a building, a slab, or any other structure. [E04C] STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS; BUILDING MATERIALS (for bridges E01D; specially designed for insulation or other protection E04B; elements used as building aids E04G; for mining E21; for tunnels E21D; structural elements with broader range of application than for building engineering F16, particularly F16S) Vehicle hood locking mechanism Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16700483 on 12/02/2019 (1051 days app to issue) Abstract: A vehicle hood locking mechanism includes a housing and a hood lock having a locking portion positioned exterior of the housing. The hood lock is coupled to the housing such that the locking portion is rotatable with respect to the housing between a first rotational position and a second rotational position different from the first rotational position. Rotation of the locking portion to the first rotational position enables insertion of the locking portion through a shaped opening formed in the hood. Rotation of the locking portion to the second rotational position after insertion of the locking portion through the opening prevents withdrawal of the locking portion through the opening until the locking portion is rotated back to the first rotational position. This prevents the hood lock from being inadvertently detached from the raised hood, thereby maintaining the hood in the raised condition. [E05B] LOCKS; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR; HANDCUFFS Vehicle hood locking mechanism Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16728155 on 12/27/2019 (1026 days app to issue) Abstract: A vehicle hood locking mechanism includes a locking member including a helical portion structured to be insertable into a cavity formed in a vehicle hood. The helical portion is structured to be rotatable with respect to the hood so that contact between the hood and the helical portion during insertion of the helical portion into the cavity causes a rotation of the helical portion from a first rotational position to a second rotational position different from the first rotational position. The locking mechanism is also structured so that the helical portion is rotatable from the second rotational position back to the first rotational position when the helical portion becomes positioned inside the cavity. [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) Packer sealing element with non-swelling layer Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX) Law Firm: KL Gates LLP (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 16070245 on 02/07/2017 (2079 days app to issue) Abstract: Example apparatuses and methods are described for providing a swell packer apparatus having a vulcanized non-swelling outer layer with a pattern cut into it to expose an inner swellable sealing element. In an example embodiment, the swell packer includes a mandrel having a substantially cylindrical outer surface. A sealing element extends radially around the mandrel and a non-swelling layer circumferentially covers an outer surface of the sealing element. One or more grooves are cut in the non-swelling layer to expose a portion of the outer surface of the sealing element. The non-swelling layer is configured to prevent fluid communication between a swelling fluid disposed outside of the non-swelling layer and portions of the outer surface of the sealing element covered by the non-swelling layer. [E21B] EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING (mining, quarrying E21C; making shafts, driving galleries or tunnels E21D); OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS [5]   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): Brian J. Pinkelman (Ann Arbor, MI), Paul A. Gilmore (Ann Arbor, MI), Ryohei Tsuruta (Ann Arbor, MI), Umesh N. Gandhi (Farmington Hills, MI) Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 17217126 on 03/30/2021 (567 days app to issue) Abstract: Systems and methods described herein relate to improving an actuator for a support system of a seat. In one embodiment, an actuator includes a body that is bi-stable with a coiled state and an uncoiled state. The actuator also includes a strip, coupled to the body, that coils the body according to heat caused by a power source. The actuator also includes a wire coupled to a side of the body opposite from the strip and the wire uncoils the body in response to heating caused by the power source. [F03G] SPRING, WEIGHT, INERTIA, OR LIKE MOTORS; MECHANICAL-POWER-PRODUCING DEVICES OR MECHANISMS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR OR USING ENERGY SOURCES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (arrangements in connection with power supply in vehicles from force of nature B60K 16/00; electric propulsion with power supply in vehicles from force of nature B60L 8/00) Programmable surface Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX) Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16269995 on 02/07/2019 (1349 days app to issue) Abstract: The devices and systems described herein generally relate to programmable surfaces. A set of tiles in conjunction with actuators, allow for the surface to be constantly changeable from a first shape to an unlimited variety of second shapes. Once a desired second shape is achieved, the shape can be held by actuating the actuators. The system can include detection and maintenance of the shapes of the programmable surface by controlling which of the actuators are released and when they are released. [F03G] SPRING, WEIGHT, INERTIA, OR LIKE MOTORS; MECHANICAL-POWER-PRODUCING DEVICES OR MECHANISMS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR OR USING ENERGY SOURCES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (arrangements in connection with power supply in vehicles from force of nature B60K 16/00; electric propulsion with power supply in vehicles from force of nature B60L 8/00) Plasma engine with leptonic energy source Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 17072574 on 10/16/2020 (732 days app to issue) Abstract: Provided herein are various leptonic power sources, leptonic control systems, and leptonic-powered engines. In one example, an apparatus includes a housing having apertures through which material can enter and exit, and an anode coupled to the housing upstream from a cathode. A leptonic source emits beam electrons into the housing to ionize the material into a plasma according to a selectable ionization degree and deposit charge onto the cathode to establish an electric field in the plasma. A magnetic field source produces a magnetic field in the plasma at selectable angle to the flow of the plasma to at least partially entrain plasma electrons. Ions of the plasma are accelerated downstream in the housing by the electric field and impart momentum to a portion of the material to produce a thrust proportional to the selectable ionization degree of the plasma and a selectable intensity of the electric field. [F03H] PRODUCING A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (from combustion products F02K) Shock wave mechanical seal Assignee(s): Flowserve Management Company (Irving, TX) Law Firm: Maine Cernota Rardin (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 17142351 on 01/06/2021 (650 days app to issue) Abstract: An end face mechanical seal for a high pressure, compressible fluid includes metal or ceramic seal faces separated by a seal gap having at least one supersonic region that accelerates the fluid in the leakage direction, producing a shockwave that reduces fluid pressure to significantly reduce viscous heating and gap length. A choke width of the seal gap formed between the converging and diverging segments of the first supersonic region is between 50 and 200 micro-inches, and upper and lower boundaries thereof are flat, with combined slopes of less than 10 degrees. A total length of all of the supersonic regions is less than 0.1 inches. A non-supersonic region can further reduce fluid pressure by inducing viscous stresses. The seal can be configured axially or radially, and can be used as a pre-conditioner in combination with a conventional downstream mechanical fluid seal. [F16J] PISTONS; CYLINDERS; PRESSURE VESSELS IN GENERAL; SEALINGS Cladded valve seat, assembly, and methods for cladding such seat Assignee(s): SPM Oil Gas Inc. (Forth Worth, TX) Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 17047043 on 06/07/2019 (1229 days app to issue) Abstract: This disclosure provides a valve seat having cladded surfaces of high hardness in order to improve the service life of valve seats. The cladded surfaces may include various materials of favorable mechanical properties for mitigating failure mechanisms known for common valve seats (e.g., having a common base metal throughout). In one example, the cladded surfaces are created using an additive manufacturing process, such as laser metal deposition. The cladded surfaces offer advantages including metallurgical bonding, localized low heat input at the laser focus (thus enabling accurate control of temperature and mitigating undesirable heat treatment effects), ductility in middle layers for increasing impact resistance, variable cladding thickness (optionally exceeding 1 mm), increased hardness by material and fusing temperature selections, corrosion resistance, modification of mechanical properties of the same selected material, and allowing for sensor embedment. [F16K] VALVES; TAPS; COCKS; ACTUATING-FLOATS; DEVICES FOR VENTING OR AERATING System pulsation dampener device(s) substituting for pulsation dampeners utilizing compression material therein Assignee(s): Performance Pulsation Control, Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16404248 on 05/06/2019 (1261 days app to issue) Abstract: A fluid delivery system including at least a housing for a charge-free pulsation dampener of a type utilizing elastomeric compression material, but without the compression material therein, includes a system pulsation dampener. The fluid delivery system includes a fluid reservoir, a fluid pump, a manifold, a pulsation dampener, and piping. The fluid reservoir stores a fluid used for a drilling procedure. The fluid pump pumps the fluid from the fluid reservoir through the fluid delivery system. The manifold is located downstream from the fluid pump, and receives and combines fluids from the at least one fluid pump. The pulsation dampener receives the combined fluid from the manifold, and dampens residual pulsations from the manifold. The piping receives fluid output from the pulsation dampener, and transfers the fluid received from the pulsation dampener further downstream. [F16L] PIPES; JOINTS OR FITTINGS FOR PIPES; SUPPORTS FOR PIPES, CABLES OR PROTECTIVE TUBING; MEANS FOR THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL Rotating light emitting diode high mast luminaire Assignee(s): CHM Industries, Inc. (Saginaw, TX) Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 17307811 on 05/04/2021 (532 days app to issue) Abstract: A power source housing for use with a high mast lighting apparatus has a front face and an opposing back face, and a first end face and a second end face disposed opposite the first end face, the first end face defines an aperture sized and shaped to receive an extension member of a high mast lighting system. At least two opposing side faces extending from the front face to the back face, and power source housing cooling fins extend outward from each of the at least two opposing side faces. [F21V] FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF; STRUCTURAL COMBINATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES WITH OTHER ARTICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [7] Auto addressing for HVAC secondary units Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16748430 on 01/21/2020 (1001 days app to issue) Abstract: According to certain embodiments, a system comprises a primary unit and a plurality of secondary units each having a unique unit number. The primary unit is configured to communicate a command to each secondary unit with instructions to reply during a time window. The primary unit is also configured to receive a reply communication indicating the secondary unit”s unique unit number from at least one of the secondary units, and determine an address to assign to the replying secondary unit based at least in part on the received unique unit number. [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) Proactive system control using humidity prediction Inventor(s): Alwin Sebastian John (Ponkunnam, , IN), Leema Kulandaisamy (Trichy, , IN), Rohini Brahme (Irving, TX), Santhosh Kumar Selvam (Palakkad, , IN) Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 17153669 on 01/20/2021 (636 days app to issue) Abstract: During an initial period of time, an HVAC controller receives an indoor humidity and an outdoor humidity. A record of an energy demand of the HVAC system is stored for each indoor humidity and outdoor humidity. For a future time period, an anticipated energy demand of the HVAC system is determined. The controller then recursively determines, for each of a plurality of time points within the future time period, an anticipated indoor humidity value using the anticipated energy demand and the record of the energy demand. The HVAC system is operated based at least in part on the anticipated indoor humidity 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) Firearm accessory mount Assignee(s): Sellmark Corporation (Mansfield, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 17213478 on 03/26/2021 (571 days app to issue) Abstract: A quick-attach-and-detach mount for removably securing an accessory on a rail of a firearm comprises a clamp carried by a portion of the accessory. The clamp includes a pair of generally opposing surfaces. An opposing jaw is formed on one of the generally opposing surfaces of the clamp and is configured to engage an undercut on the rail. At least one movable jaw is secured in a recess in another of the generally opposing surfaces of the clamp in opposition to the opposing jaw and is configured to engage an undercut on an opposite side of the rail from the opposing jaw. A biasing member is disposed in the recess to urge the movable jaw into engagement with the undercut on the rail. A locking member may be at least partially disposed in the recess and selectively act upon the movable jaw to selectively secure the movable jaw in engagement with the rail. [F41C] SMALLARMS, e.g. PISTOLS OR RIFLES (projecting missiles without use of explosive or combustible propellant charge F41B); ACCESSORIES THEREFOR [5]   Enhancing sensitivity and robustness of mechanical rotation and position detection with capacitive sensors Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 17190007 on 03/02/2021 (595 days app to issue) Abstract: Described example user interface control apparatus includes a first structure, with a first side, conductive capacitor plate structures spaced along a first direction on the first side, a movable second structure with an auxiliary conductive structure, and an interface circuit to provide excitation signals to, and receive sense signals from, the conductive capacitor plate structures to perform a mutual capacitance test and a self-capacitance test of individual ones of the conductive capacitor plate structures to determine a position of the second structure or a user”s finger relative to the first structure along the first direction. [G01R] MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES (indicating correct tuning of resonant circuits H03J 3/12) Methods of determining operating conditions of silicon carbide power MOSFET devices associated with aging, related circuits and computer program products Inventor(s): Bilal Akin (Richardson, TX), Chi Xu (Plano, TX), Enes Ugur (Richardson, TX), Fei Yang (Plano, TX), Shi Pu (Plano, TX) Assignee(s): Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX) Law Firm: Stanek Lemon Crouse Meeks, PA (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 16897719 on 06/10/2020 (860 days app to issue) Abstract: Embodiments according to the invention can provide methods of testing a SiC MOSFET, that can include applying first and second voltage levels across a gate-source junction of a SiC MOSFET and measuring first and second voltage drops across a reverse body diode included in the SiC MOSFET responsive to the first and second voltage levels, respectively, to provide an indication of a degradation of a gate oxide of the SiC MOSFET and an indication of contact resistance of the SiC MOSFET, respectively. [G01R] MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES (indicating correct tuning of resonant circuits H03J 3/12) Motion correction systems and methods of propeller magnetic resonance images Assignee(s): GE PRECISION HEALTHCARE LLC (Wauwatosa, WI) Law Firm: Armstrong Teasdale LLP (7 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 17370627 on 07/08/2021 (467 days app to issue) Abstract: A magnetic resonance (MR) imaging method of correcting motion in precorrection MR images of a subject is provided. The method includes applying, by an MR system, a pulse sequence having a k-space trajectory of a blade being rotated in k-space. The method also includes acquiring k-space data of a three-dimensional (3D) imaging volume of the subject, the k-space data of the 3D imaging volume corresponding to the precorrection MR images and acquired by the pulse sequence. The method further includes receiving a 3D MR calibration data of a 3D calibration volume, wherein the 3D calibration volume is greater than or equal to the 3D imaging volume, jointly estimating rotation and translation in the precorrection MR images based on the k-space data of the 3D imaging volume and the calibration data, correcting motion in the precorrection images based on the estimated rotation and the estimated translation, and outputting the motion-corrected images. [G01V] GEOPHYSICS; GRAVITATIONAL MEASUREMENTS; DETECTING MASSES OR OBJECTS; TAGS (means for indicating the location of accidentally buried, e.g. snow-buried, persons A63B 29/02) [6] Partially synchronized multilateration or trilateration method and system for positional finding using RF Inventor(s): Felix Markhovsky (Dallas, TX), Michael John Buynak (Dallas, TX), Russ Markhovsky (Dallas, TX), Truman Prevatt (Dallas, TX) Assignee(s): POLTE CORPORATION (Addison, TX) Law Firm: BakerHostetler (Local + 4395 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16389827 on 04/19/2019 (1278 days app to issue) Abstract: Systems and methods for determining a location of one or more user equipment (UE) in a wireless system can comprise receiving reference signals via a location management unit having two or more co-located channels, wherein the two or more co-located channels are tightly synchronized with each other and utilizing the received reference signals to calculate a location of at least one UE among the one or more UE. Embodiments include multichannel synchronization with a standard deviation of less than or equal 10 ns. Embodiments can include two LMUs, with each LMU having internal synchronization, or one LMU with tightly synchronized signals. [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 Generating closures from abstract representation of source code Assignee(s): Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA) Law Firm: Harrity Harrity, LLP (1 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 17194632 on 03/08/2021 (589 days app to issue) Abstract: A device may receive source code and identify, based on the source code, an abstract syntax tree representing an abstract syntactic structure of the source code. Based on the abstract syntax tree, the device may identify a closure, the closure implementing a function based on at least a portion of the abstract syntax tree. In addition, the device may perform an action based on the closure. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Optimizing distributed and parallelized batch data processing Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC) Law Firm: Banner Witcott, Ltd. (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 17218587 on 03/31/2021 (566 days app to issue) Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to providing and maintaining efficient and effective processing of sets of work items in enterprise computing environments by optimizing distributed and parallelized batch data processing. A computing platform may initialize at least two processing workers. Subsequently, the computing platform may cause a first processing worker to perform a first query on a work queue database and initiate parallel processing of a first set of work items. Thereafter, the computing platform may cause the second processing worker to perform a second query on the work queue database and initiate parallel processing of a second set of work items. In some instances, performing the second query on the work queue database comprises reading at least one work item that was read and locked by the first processing worker. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Overlapping-in-time execution of load tests on applications in a centralized system Assignee(s): Oracle International Corporation (Redwood Shores, CA) Law Firm: Trellis IP Law Group, PC (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 17184528 on 02/24/2021 (601 days app to issue) Abstract: Application testing using non-emulated operating system assistance without rebooting a hardware host is provided. A user specified build job for executing the application based on a load test is received. The hardware host is selected from a pool of hardware hosts. The hardware host is configured based on the user specified build job to provide the non-emulated operating system assistance while executing the application based on the load test. The application is executed based on the load test including communications between a client and servers while using the non-emulated operating system assistance. The hardware host is returned to the pool of hardware hosts. The hardware host is available upon the returning for use of subsequent load tests without rebooting the hardware host. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Method and system for providing automated testing framework for service Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 17151857 on 01/19/2021 (637 days app to issue) Abstract: This invention involves a cache system in a digital data processing apparatus including: a central processing unit core; a level one instruction cache; and a level two cache. The cache lines in the second level cache are twice the size of the cache lines in the first level instruction cache. The central processing unit core requests additional program instructions when needed via a request address. Upon a miss in the level one instruction cache that causes a hit in the upper half of a level two cache line, the level two cache supplies the upper half level cache line to the level one instruction cache. On a following level two cache memory cycle, the level two cache supplies the lower half of the cache line to the level one instruction cache. This cache technique thus prefetches the lower half level two cache line employing fewer resources than an ordinary prefetch. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Natural language-based search and discovery of content service Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16561554 on 09/05/2019 (1139 days app to issue) Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described, which provide a natural language-based content search and discovery service. The natural language-based content search and discovery service may use query object types as a basis for interpreting a vocalized search query from a user. The natural language-based content search and discovery service may use a multi-interpretative procedure that includes use of a probabilistic grammar parser, parts of speech, and query object type identification that are configured for a media domain. The natural language-based content search and discovery service may merge different interpretations of the search query based on probability values associated with each interpretation. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) System and method for providing limited utilization run time application control as a service in microcontrollers Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: No Counsel Application No., Date, Speed: 16419753 on 05/22/2019 (1245 days app to issue) Abstract: An apparatus includes a memory device and a microcontroller device integrated with the memory device. The microcontroller device is adapted to be communicatively coupled to a processor device and is configured to manage access by the processor device to data stored on the memory device. Managing access by the processor device to the data stored on the memory device includes setting an access permission for controlled data stored by the memory device based on authorization data stored in the memory device. Managing access by the processor device further includes receiving, from the processor device, a request to access the controlled data. Managing access by the processor device further includes determining whether to initiate access to the controlled data by the processor device based on the access permission. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Methods and apparatus for implementing state proofs and ledger identifiers in a distributed database Assignee(s): Hedera Hashgraph, LLC (Richardson, TX) Law Firm: Cooley LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16881132 on 05/22/2020 (879 days app to issue) Abstract: A method includes calculating, at a first time, an identifier for a distributed database by using a first address book of the distributed database. The method includes receiving a transaction to at least one of (1) add a compute device to the first set of compute devices, (2) remove a compute device from the first set of compute devices, or (3) modify a compute device from the first set of compute devices, to define a second set of compute devices. The method includes defining, at a second time, a second address book. The method includes receiving, a state proof associated with data of the distributed database after the second time. The method includes verifying the data of the distributed database by confirming that a predetermined number of compute devices from the first set of compute devices have digitally signed the second address book. [G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N) Systems and methods for automated evaluation model customization Assignee(s): PEARSON EDUCATION, INC. (Bloomington, MN) Law Firm: Quarles Brady LLP (6 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 16280639 on 02/20/2019 (1336 days app to issue) Abstract: Systems and methods for automated custom training of a scoring model are disclosed herein. The method include: receiving a plurality of responses received from a plurality of students in response to providing of a prompt; identifying an evaluation model relevant to the provided prompt, which evaluation model can be a machine learning model trained to output a score relevant to at least portions of a response; generating a training indicator that provides a graphical depiction of the degree to which the identified evaluation model is trained; determining a training status of the model; receiving at least one evaluation input when the model is identified as insufficiently trained; updating training of the evaluation model based on the at least one received evaluation input; and controlling the training indicator to reflect the degree to which the evaluation model is trained subsequent to the updating of the training of the evaluation model. [G06K] RECOGN

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$99M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

0

10

10

University of Texas System Acquisitions

1 Acquisition

University of Texas System acquired 1 company. Their latest acquisition was East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System on September 15, 2017.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

9/15/2017

$99M

Acquired

1

Date

9/15/2017

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Acquired

Sources

1

University of Texas System Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

University of Texas System has 10 strategic partners and customers. University of Texas System recently partnered with Ericsson on October 10, 2022.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

10/11/2022

Partner

Sweden

Ericsson expands 6G collaboration with the University of Texas

The research project is headed by a cross-discipline team of three University of Texas professors in collaboration with Ericsson 's own researchers in the area .

1

8/25/2022

Partner

Wrangler Launches Collegiate Collection for Schools Across the Country to Kick Off the 2022 College Sports Season

Launching with The University of Texas at Austin , Wrangler has teamed up with current and former student athletes , including Texas Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers and linebacker DeMarvion Overshown , baseball player Trey Faltine , swimmer Caspar Corbeau , softball players Lauren Burke and Mary Iakopo and volleyball players Molly Phillips , Asjia O'Neal , and Madisen Skinner , in addition to a strong network of campus ambassadors to promote the collection to students , fans and alums .

1

7/11/2022

Sponsor

Belgium

Anheuser-Busch partners with University of Texas as college athletics rebound

`` Decide to Ride , '' which was launched in 2021 , is a partnership between Anheuser-Busch InBev , Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Uber , which encourages drinkers to make plans to get home safely .

1

4/19/2022

Partner

United States

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10

3/16/2022

Partner

United States

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10

Date

10/11/2022

8/25/2022

7/11/2022

4/19/2022

3/16/2022

Type

Partner

Partner

Sponsor

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Country

Sweden

Belgium

United States

United States

News Snippet

Ericsson expands 6G collaboration with the University of Texas

The research project is headed by a cross-discipline team of three University of Texas professors in collaboration with Ericsson 's own researchers in the area .

Wrangler Launches Collegiate Collection for Schools Across the Country to Kick Off the 2022 College Sports Season

Launching with The University of Texas at Austin , Wrangler has teamed up with current and former student athletes , including Texas Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers and linebacker DeMarvion Overshown , baseball player Trey Faltine , swimmer Caspar Corbeau , softball players Lauren Burke and Mary Iakopo and volleyball players Molly Phillips , Asjia O'Neal , and Madisen Skinner , in addition to a strong network of campus ambassadors to promote the collection to students , fans and alums .

Anheuser-Busch partners with University of Texas as college athletics rebound

`` Decide to Ride , '' which was launched in 2021 , is a partnership between Anheuser-Busch InBev , Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Uber , which encourages drinkers to make plans to get home safely .

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University of Texas System Team

2 Team Members

University of Texas System has 2 team members, including current Chief Technology Officer, Bryan Roesslet.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Bryan Roesslet

Chief Technology Officer

Current

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Bryan Roesslet

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Work History

Title

Chief Technology Officer

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Status

Current

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