Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: •  Your Command’s apparatus for electronically searching for an item •  University of Texas’ kit for external fixators for bone realignment •  LapKing Holdings’ method of tracking a vehicle’s course •  Capital One’s social home buying system •  Excentus Corporation’s system of influencing customer behavior •  Flashscan3D’s biometric image sensor with spoofing detection •  Tango’s identification of a vehicle driver based on driving behavior •  1A Smart Start’s automated calibration station for ignition interlock devices •  Bank of America’s “Message spinning engine” to create or manage a queue •  Audatex North America’s predictive estimate for a damaged vehicle Audatex North America’s patent filing shows drawings that illustrate its predictive estimate for a damaged vehicle. Part of the Westlake-based Solera portfolio of companies, Audatex is a provider of automotive claims, underwriting, and information solutions. The company serves insurance carriers, repair shops, government agencies, and others. [Ba...