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145 Patents Granted for Week of March 30 » Dallas Innovates

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Dallas Fort Worth: U.S. Patents Granted in the Dallas Fort Worth region.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). 

145 patents granted    
Ranked No. 11 in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 14
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 15
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 1
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 4
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 10
G: PHYSICS 37
DESIGN: 19


TOP  ASSIGNEES 
(NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas) 20
Capital One Services, LLC (McLean, VA) 5
Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano) 5
Halliburton Energy Services Inc. (Houston) 4
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR) 4
Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI) 4
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth) 3
Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC) 3
Retractable Technologies Inc. (Little Elm) 3
UNASSIGNED 8


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS 
(NO. OF PATENTS)
 

Mark Small (Heavener, OK) 5
Thomas J. Shaw (Frisco) 5
Duc Bui (Grand Prairie) 3
Douglas Slattery (McKinney) 2
Geoffrey Dagley (McKinney) 2
Laura J. Roberts (Allen) 2
Micah Price (Plano) 2
Qiaochu Tang (The Colony) 2
Shawn A. Roberts (Allen) 2
Timothy D. Anderson (University Park) 2


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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

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Method and system for timed pet entertainment
Patent No. 10959407 

Inventor(s): Jonathan Whitaker Christensen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Winstead PC (Local + 2 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15195656 on 06/28/2016 (1736 days app to issue)

Abstract: A chewable pet-entertainment device that includes a treat cage and a first body portion removably coupled to the treat cage. A second body portion is operatively coupled to the treat cage. The first body portion and the second body portion together conceal the treat cage. A timer is disposed in at least one of the first body portion and the second body portion. Responsive to the timer measuring a set period of time, the first body portion opens relative to the second body portion allowing access to the treat cage.

[A01K] ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; CARE OF BIRDS, FISHES, INSECTS; FISHING; REARING OR BREEDING ANIMALS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NEW BREEDS OF ANIMALS


Food products with shells that are dissolved or melted to release ingredients and form heated beverages
Patent No. 10959445 

Inventor(s): Katherine T. Weiser (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): CHOCOLATE HOUSE INCUBATOR RETAIL, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15050079 on 02/22/2016 (1863 days app to issue)

Abstract: A food product includes at least one shell that contains one or more ingredients within the at least one shell. The at least one shell can be dissolved or melted into a heated liquid to release the one or more ingredients and form a heated beverage. As a particular example, multiple shells could be formed from chocolate and can contain ingredients for hot cocoa (such as cocoa mix and marshmallows). The multiple shells could be arranged in a particular pattern and decorated to form a character, such as a snowman. NULL


Cleaning apparatus for garbage disposals
Patent No. 10959512 

Inventor(s): Michael J. Schuster (Shorewood, IL), Thomas R. Bajek (Naperville, IL)
Assignee(s): Danco, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16106466 on 08/21/2018 (952 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of a garbage disposal cleaning brush. The brush can include a brush head, a splash guard, and a rod. The splash guard can include a shaft, a circular channel well and a lip extending from the outer wall of the circular channel well. The rod may be connected to the brush head and extending through the shaft of the splash guard. The shaft can include a first inner wall and a first outer wall. The circular channel wall can include a hold on a bottom surface, a second inner wall, and a second outer wall.

[A46B] BRUSHES (handles not integral with brushware B25G)


Collapsible swivel chair
Patent No. 10959525 

Inventor(s): Alex Cammack (Fort Worth, TX), Cory Emerson (Dallas, TX), Reagan Browning (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Chama Chairs Holdings, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Dossey Jones, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16381174 on 04/11/2019 (719 days app to issue)

Abstract: A chair including a swivel assembly. The chair can include three or more arms pivotally connected to the swivel assembly and selectively moveable between an open position and closed position. The chair can also an arm lock disposed on top of the swivel assembly, where the arm lock is selectively moveable between a locked position and unlocked position. The chair can also include a seat removably connected to a distal end of each arm.

[A47C] CHAIRS (seats specially adapted for vehicles B60N 2/00); SOFAS; BEDS (upholstery in general B68G)


Magnetic tool holder
Patent No. 10959544 

Inventor(s): Stanley D Winnard (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Booth Albanesi Schroeder PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16888805 on 05/31/2020 (303 days app to issue)

Abstract: A magnetic tool holder has a frame for maintaining magnetic panels in position. Each of the magnetic panels has an upper surface for magnetic attachment and longitudinal sides defining longitudinal stepped edges. The longitudinal members of the frame have a longitudinal lip which cooperates with a stepped edge of the magnetic panels. A base member is attached to the frame and supports the magnetic panels keeping the top surfaces of the panels exposed for attachment.

[A47F] SPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS, OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS


Waterproof lid with bluetooth speaker integration
Patent No. 10959551 

Inventor(s): Bruce Wright (Fort Worth, TX), Craig A. Felder (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): FW Innovations, LLC (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16362629 on 03/23/2019 (738 days app to issue)

Abstract: A beverage container lid can include an audio speaker; a wireless transceiver to transmit and receive wireless signals; and a hardware processor to process wireless signals received by the wireless transceiver and to output audible signals through the audio speaker. The beverage container lid can also include a water-tight housing, the wireless transceiver and hardware processor contained within the water-tight housing; a drinking aperture; and a fluid channel, the fluid channel to allow fluid to pass through the drinking aperture, and the water-tight housing to prevent fluid passing through the fluid channel from contacting the wireless transceiver and hardware processor.

[A47G] HOUSEHOLD OR TABLE EQUIPMENT (book-ends A47B 65/00; knives B26B)


Sanitizing mat
Patent No. 10959599 

Inventor(s): Jaime Gunter (Argyle, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Cramer Patent Design, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16253425 on 01/22/2019 (798 days app to issue)

Abstract: A sanitizing floor mat is fashioned as a traditionally configured flexible floor mat having a plurality of apertures in an upper section. The upper section is attached to a lower section via a hinged section. An antibacterial insert is provided and is configured to be removably secured within mat in the space between the upper section and lower section and in environmental communication with the plurality of apertures.

[A47L] DOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING (brushes A46B; cleaning quantities of bottles or of other hollow articles of one kind B08B 9/00; laundry D06F); SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL (cleaning in general B08)


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