Dallas Inventions: 127 Patents Granted the Week of July 13 » Dallas Innovations

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked 10th out of 250 cities for patent activity.Granted patents include: • Object distribution during image tracking by 7-Eleven • Floor air diffusers by Air Distribution Technologies • Smarter healthcare advisors by Alight Solutions • Avalanche slip detection by BNSF • Cornerstone Automation Systems for order fulfillment Safe Portable Medicine Tanks • GHW Solutions’ comprehensive dry flood protection system reduces inland flood risk • Globus Medical’s interbody fusion implants • Lennox’s refrigerant leak detection • Meadow Burke lift and level inserts for precast concrete slabs • Raytheon’s vehicle charging architecture • Textron Innovations’ angle of attack flight computer system • TouchPay Holdings’ machines and processes to manage service accounts
U.S. Patent No. 11,060,313, Systems and Methods for Flood Control and Pest Control, assigned to GHW Solutions, LLC
Dallas Invents weekly reviews of US patents related to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area.The list includes patents granted to local assignees and/or North Texas inventors.Patent activity can be an indicator of future economic growth as well as emerging market development and talent attraction.By tracking inventors and assignees in the region, our goal is to provide a broader view of inventive activity in the region.The list is organized by Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC).
A: Human Necessities 7 B: Perform Operations; Transport 14 C: Chemistry; Metallurgy 3 E: Fixed Structures 9 F: Mechanical Engineering; Lights; Heating; Weapons; Demolition 8 G: Physics 41 H: Electricity 35 Design: 9 Reprints: 1
Texas Instruments Inc. (达拉斯) 18 Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America Inc. (Plano) 6 Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Suwon-si KR) 5 Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) 5 Bank of America Corp. (Charlotte) , NC) 4 International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY) 4 ATT Intellectual Property I, LP (Atlanta, GA) 3 7-Eleven, Inc. (Irving) 2 BNSF Railway Company (Fort Worth) 2
Carol Acedo (Fort Worth) 2Derek Scott Sancer (Denton) 2Hamid R. Sheikh (Allen) 2Ibrahim Pekkucuksen (Plano) 2John W. Glotzbach (Allen) 2Jory Sprowl (Honey Grove) 2
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Inventor: John Theodore Ubben (Dallas, TX) Assignee: Unsigned Law Firm: No Attorney Application No., Date, Speed: 16443510 June 17, 2019 (757 days application issued)
Abstract: A wheeled luggage case with seat is disclosed.In one embodiment, the seat base is secured to the upper surface of the suitcase and is offset from the foldable handbag handle.A slot extends through the central base of the seat base and is configured to receive a handle secured to the suitcase.A pair of handles are offset from the seat base at the front and rear, with an open span between the pair of handles.The seat base allows a user (eg, a child) to straddle the wheeled luggage with legs straddled over the suitcase to glide along the surface.
Inventors: Brian Roderman (Plano, TX), Justin Pendleton (Colonial, TX) Assignee: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC. (Charlotte, NC) Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Rate: 16368963 March 29, 2019 (837 days application issued)
Summary: Mountable suspension structures can be installed between two intersecting walls forming an angle.The suspension structure may include a rod and a mounting assembly, the rod including a body of a curved portion extending between the first end and the second end, and a mounting assembly including two retainers.Each retainer may include: (1) a base configured to mount to one of the intersecting walls, (2) a flange extending from the base for receiving the corresponding end of the rod, wherein the flange includes one or more retainers an element configured to receive the end of the rod and prevent rotation of the rod relative to the base, and (3) a shroud configured to connect to the base and including an aperture for receiving the end of the rod.The base and shroud may include interlocking members for interlocking the shroud to the base to mount the rod.
Inventors: Daniel Sucato (Dallas, Texas), Hong Zhang (Plano, Texas) Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc. (Audubon, Pennsylvania) Law Firm: No Attorney Application Number, Date, Speed: 16274404 Feb 13, 2019 (881 days of app release)
Abstract: The present invention includes a pedicle screw made of a bone fastener and a rod connector including an upper rod connector: the lower rod connector having a transverse rod opening adapted to receive a permanent rod; and a The angled hole extends into the transverse rod opening; the permanent rod fastener in the angled hole to engage the permanent rod in the transverse rod opening; the upper rod joint has an upper rod opening adapted to receive the temporary rod, wherein the upper rod opening is formed to receive a temporary rod fastener; wherein the upper rod coupler is disengageable from the lower rod coupler at the transition, and the temporary rod is temporarily secured into the upper rod opening during bone realignment, and the permanent rod is positioned in the transverse rod opening and is Joined by permanent rod fasteners when complete.Final bone alignment.
Inventors: James Sylvester Wratten, Jr. (Waterville, NY), Seyed Mehdi Roein Peikar (Addison, TX) Assignee: Brius Technologies, Inc. (Carrollton, TX) Law Firm: Fortem IP LLP (1 non-local office) application number, date, speed: 16947860 August 20, 2020 (327 days application issued)
Abstract: An orthodontic appliance and related systems and methods are disclosed herein.In some embodiments, the present technology includes a positioning member configured to position during installation of an orthodontic appliance into a patient’s mouth.The positioning member may include a first portion configured to connect to the patient’s teeth and a second portion extending away from the first portion.The second portion may be configured to be removably connected to the orthodontic appliance.When the positioning member is coupled to the orthodontic appliance, the positioning member is configured to be positioned in the patient’s mouth and coupled to the patient’s teeth, thereby positioning the orthodontic appliance at a desired location adjacent to the patient’s oral anatomy.
[A61C] Dentistry; Oral or Dental Hygiene Apparatus or Methods (Non-Driven Toothbrush A46B; Dental Preparations A61K 6/00; Teeth Cleaning or Oral Preparations A61K 8/00, A61Q 11/00)
Inventor: Randall F. Lee (Southlake, TX) Assignee: Unspecified Law Firm: No Attorney Application Number, Date, Speed: 17248943 February 13, 2021 (150 day application issued)
Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for engaging bony structures using at least one non-threaded anchor and an implant having at least one hole, wherein interaction of the anchor’s head with the implant hole causes the anchor to move relative to lateral movement to an initial trajectory.This movement results in compression or separation of the bony structures connected to the anchor.
[A61F] Implantable vascular filters; artificial limbs; devices that provide patency or prevent collapse of tubular structures of the body, such as stents; orthopaedic, nursing or contraceptive devices; heat packs; treatment or protection of the eyes or ears; bandages, dressings or Absorbent pad; first aid kit (denture A61C) [2006.01]
Inventors: Brandon Lee Roby (Frisco, TX), Don Edward Moonis (Frisco, TX), Michael J. Doke (Frisco, TX) Assignee: Cornerstone Automation Systems, LLC (Frisco, TX) Law Firm: No Attorney Application Number, Date, Speed: 16824299 March 19, 2020 (481 day application issued)
Abstract: One aspect of the present disclosure provides a medication fulfillment system including a medication fulfillment tank, a medication filling station, and a fulfillment station.In one embodiment, the drug filling station includes a disassembly stand configured to hold the canister in an inverted position and hold the upper dispensing compartment in an inverted position to receive a given drug therein; and an air injection system, including having a gas supply end and outlet end of the air manifold, and offset push plate, the outlet end can be connected to the lock of the canister.The fulfillment station includes a vibrator station configured to receive the canister therein; one or more optical scanners coupled to the controller for reading identification data located on the canister to identify the medication located therein; and Air push device to unlock the lock and allow the tray cover to be placed in the open position.
[A61J] Containers especially suitable for medical or pharmaceutical use; devices or methods specially designed for the preparation of medicinal products into a specific physical or administration form; devices for oral administration of food or drugs; cribs; devices for receiving saliva
Inventor: Tiffany Carle (Dallas, TX) Assignee: MARY KAY INC. (Addison, TX) LLP: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (local + 13 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 16267889 Feb 5, 2019 (889 days of app release)
Abstract: Disclosed is a method of reducing inflammation in the skin or reducing the production of sebum by the sebaceous glands.The method may comprise topically applying to the skin in need a composition comprising [i]Guava[/i] fruit extract and [i]Kunzea ericoides[/i] leaf extract, wherein topical application of the composition is reduced Skin inflammation or sebum production comes from the sebaceous glands.
[A61K] Preparations for medical, dental or toilet use (devices or methods specially adapted for the preparation of medicinal products into specific physical or administration forms; chemical aspects or materials for air deodorization, disinfection or sterilization A61J 3/00 Use, or for bandages, dressings, absorbent pads or surgical supplies A61L; soap composition C11D)
Inventor: S. Alex Afshin (Southlake, TX) Assignee: Unsigned Law Firm: Cramer Patent Design, PLLC (1 non-local office) Application No., Date, Speed: 16433423 in 2019 June 6, 2019 (768 days of application release)
Abstract: An assembly for replacing a sprinkler head, including a sprinkler head housing assembly with a cover, a sprinkler head, a sprinkler head support assembly core, a plurality of spacers and a base.Sprinkler housing assemblies enable replacement of damaged buried sprinklers.
[B05B] Spraying device; Atomizing device; NOZZLES (spray mixer with nozzle B01F 5/20; process of applying liquid or other flowing material to a surface by spraying B05D)[2]
Inventors: Allan Stanfield (Dallas, TX), Jon Loshinsky (Dallas, TX), Joseph Wayne Deskin (Dallas, TX), Preston Cray Smith (Dallas, TX), Ronnie Dwaine Phelps (Dallas, TX): Texas Nameplate Company, Inc. (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found) Application No., Date, Speed: 15809059 on 11 /10/2017 (1341 days app to issue )
Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for removing residues, deposits and debris from substrates that have been marked by a chemical etching process.The system includes one or more upper eductors that deposit cleaning solution onto the top surface of the product as the product passes beneath the one or more upper eductors.The system also includes at least one upper brush for scrubbing the top surface of the product after the cleaning solution has been applied to the top surface of the product.The system optionally includes one or more lower sprayers and lower brushes to clean the bottom surface of the product as it is conveyed through the system.The system also includes an air knife system that helps dry the product before it leaves the system.The system also includes a controller operable to adjust various system parameters.
[B08B] General cleaning; general rules for preventing scaling (brushes A46; household or similar cleaning devices A47L; separation of particles from liquids or gases B01D; separation of solids B03, B07; general rules for spraying or applying liquids or other flowable materials to surfaces B05; Cleaning Equipment Conveyor B65G 45/10; Simultaneous cleaning, filling and closing of bottles B67C 7/00; General protection against corrosion or scaling C23; Cleaning of streets, permanent passages, beaches or land E01H; Parts, details of swimming or splash baths or pools or accessories, especially for cleaning E04H 4/16; preventing or removing static charge H05F)
Inventors: Richard A. Heidelberger (Dallas, TX), Shawn D. Winnard (Dallas, TX) Assignee: Mechanic’s Time Savers, Inc. (Dallas, TX) Law Firm: Booth Albanesi Schroeder PLLC (local) application number, date, speed: 16888702 on 30 May 2020 (409 days application issued)
Abstract: A socket organizer for releasably retaining a socket holder is provided.The organizer has a plurality of friction fit posts on which the socket is secured.
Inventors: Matthew B. Talpis (Austin, TX), Robert L. Piccioni (Rowlett, TX) Assignee: Safe-T-Arm, LLC (Rowlett, TX) ) Law Firm: Grable Martin Fulton PLLC (local + 1 other metro) Application number, date, speed: 15727603 on 10/07/2017 (1375 days application issued)
Abstract: A system for remote object processing including a vehicle with a front.The hinged arm has a first end and a second end different from the first end, the arm is coupled to the front portion at the first end, and has at least one pivot disposed between the first end and the second end.A gripping element is removably coupled to the second end, wherein the gripping element is one of a pliers device, a hand device having at least three fingers, or a spatula.A camera is also coupled to the second end.An arm controller is disposed within the vehicle and is operable to control operation of the arm, manipulator and camera, and a video interface is coupled to the camera, which is operable to display output from the camera.
[B25J] Manipulators; chambers equipped with handling equipment (robots A01D 46/30 for individual picking of fruits, vegetables, hops, etc.; needle manipulators for surgery A61B 17/062; manipulators associated with rolling mills B21B 39/20; Manipulators associated with forging machines B21J 13/10; devices for holding wheels or their parts B60B 30/00; cranes B66C; handling devices for fuel or other materials used in nuclear reactors G21C 19/00; manipulators and radiation-proof compartments or rooms Structural combination of G21F 7/ 06) [5]
Apparatus and method for transferring patterns from general purpose surfaces to final packaging Patent No. 11059185
Inventors: Cory Burns (Dallas, TX), Darin James Baylor (Georgetown, TX), Kevin L Cote (Allen, TX) Assignee: Frito-Lay North America, Inc .(Plano, TX) Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros) Application No., Date, Speed: 14506340 on 10/03/2014 (2475 days app to issue)
Abstract: An apparatus and method for transferring patterns from generic surfaces to final packaging.The device includes an end effector for a pattern transfer robot.The end effector includes an extruded plate having extruded plank slats spaced apart to form openings between the extruded plank slats.The common surface includes finger walls with the finger wall slats spaced apart to form openings between the finger wall slats.A portion of the extruded slats are dimensioned to pass between a portion of the mating finger wall slats.
[B25J] Manipulators; chambers equipped with handling equipment (robots A01D 46/30 for individual picking of fruits, vegetables, hops, etc.; needle manipulators for surgery A61B 17/062; manipulators associated with rolling mills B21B 39/20; Manipulators associated with forging machines B21J 13/10; devices for holding wheels or their parts B60B 30/00; cranes B66C; handling devices for fuel or other materials used in nuclear reactors G21C 19/00; manipulators and radiation-proof compartments or rooms Structural combination of G21F 7/ 06) [5]
Inventors: Luke A. McKean (Ann Arbor, MI), Peter J. Moegling (Whitmore Lake, MI), Vikas Bhatia (South Lyon, MI) Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. ( Plano, TX) Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices) Application No., Date, Speed: 15982241 May 17, 2018 (1153 days application issued)
Abstract: A vehicle includes a cabin and a passenger seat assembly located within the cabin.The passenger seat assembly includes a base support assembly mounted to the cabin floor and including walls forming a storage compartment.The seat is supported by the base support assembly.The seat includes a seat back frame with one or more cushions supported thereon.The seat base frame supports one or more cushions thereon, forming the seat base.The seat chassis is formed of a plastic resin material as an integral one-piece structure.The seat base has a seating portion and a raised portion forward of the seating portion.The height of the raised portion above the seating portion increases to a vertex where the distance from the floor increases.
Inventor: Mitchell Beard (Shawnee, KS) Assignee: BNSF Railway Company (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Whitaker Chalk, PLLC (Location not found) Application No., Date, Speed: 16924694 on 07/09/2020 (369-day app release)
Abstract: A shock detection tower is disclosed that facilitates a reliable method of avalanche detection involving maintenance and monitoring of railway systems.The avalanche detection system may include a plurality of impact detection towers including sensors in operative communication with a gateway configured to utilize data sent from the sensors to determine whether an avalanche has occurred.The gateway can be operably connected to a human-machine interface to facilitate monitoring of the system by railway engineers.
[B61L] Guiding rail traffic; ensuring rail traffic safety (brakes or auxiliary equipment B61H, B61K; point or intersection structures E01B)
Inventors: David G. Carlson (North Richland Hills, TX), Douglas K. Wolfe (Denton, TX), George Ryan Decker (Mansfield, TX), James Everett Kooiman (Fort Worth, TX) Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc . (Providence, RI) Law Firm: Lightfoot Alford PLLC (1 non-local office) Application No., Date, Speed: 15870977 January 14, 2018 (1276 days application issued)
Summary: Torque box ribs include an upper rib cover configured to connect to the upper skin of the wing, a lower rib cover configured to connect to the lower skin of the wing, the rear of the wing configured to connect to the front spar of the front column A column configured to connect to the rear spar of the wing, and a rib web configured to connect to the upper rib cap, the lower rib cap, the front and rear columns.
Inventors: Andrew Maresh (Lewisville, TX), Christopher Edward Foskey (Keller, TX) Assignee: Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) Law Firm: Shackelford , Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no address found) application number, date, speed: 10/02/2019 16590618 (650 days for application issued)
Abstract: An exemplary original blade assembly includes a structural skin extending spanwise from root to tip and chord from leading edge to trailing edge, and a structural core inside the structural skin, the structural skin including an orientation hexagonal structure of normal structural skin.


Post time: Jan-14-2022

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