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).  SPEED: APPLICATION TO ISSUE (NO. OF DAYS) 224 daysSystem and method for multi-parameter spectroscopy Patent No. 10161870 Assignee: NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC (Dallas) Inventor: Solyman Ashrafi (Plano) 3,490 daysSRAM cell with T-shaped contact Patent No. 10163911 Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas) Inventors: Scott W. Jessen (Allen), Theodore W. Houston (Richardson), Thomas J. Aton (Dallas) 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.  Inve...