Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 13 for patent activity out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: •  Biological Innovation and Optimization Systems’ bio-dimming lighting •  CTL Medical Corporation’s biomedical implants •  Focal Therapeutics’s implantable tissue marker device •  GF-17′s method for creating and sharing bots •  Sprinkl.IO’s remote wireless moisture sensors for irrigation •  Texas Instrument’s error-correcting analog-to-digital converters •  Victor Equipment Company’s automated gas cutting system •  Alcatel Lucent’s driver behavior monitoring systems 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).  Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas) 12 Futur...