Patents Examined by Tu T. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10889935
    Abstract: A dyeing method in which a transparent resin body having a surface applied with a dye is heated to fix the dye to the transparent resin body comprises a heating step of irradiating a laser beam having a wavelength less likely to be absorbed by the dye toward the transparent resin body applied with the dye on the surface while relatively scanning the laser beam with respect to the transparent resin body to heat a to-be-dyed region of the transparent resin body to fix the dye, wherein the laser beam is irradiation to heat by changing a laser beam irradiating condition with respect to a portion of the transparent resin body to be heated so that a heating temperature on the transparent resin body by irradiation of the laser beam is substantially equal throughout an entire area of the to-be-dyed region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Minoru Inuzuka, Hiroyasu Ueta, Hiroyasu Atsumi
  • Patent number: 10881240
    Abstract: A portafilter apparatus for an espresso machine, the apparatus comprising: a metal head that is attachable to a group head of the espresso machine, the head defines a coffee grounds compartment for containing a quantity of ground coffee; and a perforated movable floor within the head; the floor forms a filter and defines the base of the coffee grounds compartment, the floor is vertically movable with respect to the head to adjust a volume of the coffee grounds compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Robert Grassia
  • Patent number: 10887426
    Abstract: A computing system can receive contextual data corresponding to a particular user and execute context resolution and constraint evaluation processes with local data acquisition and/or derivation priority to classify the user in one or more groups and reduce network latency. Based on the classified group(s) of the user, the computing system can provide targeted, group-specific content through an executing application of the user's computing device to enhance user experience with the application service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Khalid Karim, Egor Gryaznov, Yunke Tang
  • Patent number: 10869573
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus are disclosed for brewing hot beverages, such as African green tea or Ataaya, including using a software-controlled electromechanical teapot to control and direct the beverage through various stages of mixing, boiling, cooling, and dispensing with multiple pumps, while monitoring the appropriate temperatures and time to take various actions or transition to various stages of brewing. In various embodiments, the electrical-electronic teapot includes various indicators such as buzzers, information display, lights, and the like to inform the user of various events and states, such as when the beverage is ready for serving. Additionally, a processor or microcontroller may be utilized in the teapot to run the software that controls the operation of the teapot. In some embodiment, the software is configurable, updatable, and/or changeable to alter the operation of the teapot for improved performance or to change the brewing method for different beverages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: Cherno Waka Jagne
  • Patent number: 10872767
    Abstract: A laser annealing apparatus, a fabrication method of a polysilicon thin film, and a fabrication method of a thin film transistor are provided. The laser annealing apparatus includes: a laser generator, an optical system and an annealing chamber. The laser generator is configured to emit a laser beam, and the laser beam is guided to the annealing chamber via the optical system. The optical system includes a beam splitter, the beam splitter decomposes the laser beam into a first beam and a second beam, an energy density of the first beam is greater than an energy density of the second beam, and the first beam and the second beam are guided into the annealing chamber for laser annealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: Jingshuai Wang
  • Patent number: 10864600
    Abstract: A laser machining device includes a plurality of oscillators to emit laser beams having different wavelengths from each other; a machining head to emit laser beams emitted from the respective oscillators to a machining object; a plurality of transmission fibers to transmit the laser beams to the machining head; a wavelength dispersion element; and a focusing lens to superpose the laser beams emitted from the transmission fibers, wherein the wavelength dispersion element is arranged at a position at which the laser beams are superposed by the focusing lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Daiji Morita, Tomotaka Katsura, Hiroaki Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 10868869
    Abstract: There is provided a method including determining, at a functional entity of a core network, whether policy requests associated with at least one address used within a session are allowed for the session and, if so, configuring a first associated functional entity of the core network to provide at least one address used within the session for a user equipment associated with the session, receiving the at least one address from the first associated functional entity and providing the at least one address to a second associated functional entity of the core network for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Laurent Thiebaut, Yang Shen
  • Patent number: 10863250
    Abstract: A system for producing fragmented video content is provided. The system includes a processing device, a non-transitory data store, and a memory storage device having at least a Manifest Processing Service (MPS) unit stored therein. The MPS unit is configured to generate at least one master manifest and store the master manifest in the non-transitory data store, the master manifest comprising a timing reference for a video fragment of the fragmented video content, wherein the timing reference indicates a temporal boundary of processing for the video fragment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Imagine Communications Corp.
    Inventors: Brick Eksten, Stephen Smith, Yuval Fisher, Steven Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10855795
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a transmitter for communicating with a client, a receiver, and a controller coupled with the transmitter and receiver, wherein the controller is operable to receive a proxy from the client for traffic from a source and transmit a join to the source on behalf of the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Tak Ming Francis Pang
  • Patent number: 10853475
    Abstract: Cloud storage systems and methods are described for providing event-based user state synchronization among the various cloud elements. A global user directory is maintained on a remote cloud storage system. The global user directory includes a plurality of global user definitions associated with a plurality of user accounts, where each of the user accounts has access to at least one of a remote file system (RFS) hosted by the remote cloud storage system and a local file system (LFS) hosted by a local cloud storage system. As global user definition are altered on the remote cloud storage system, user events are generated and communicated to the local cloud storage system, where they are applied to synchronize the local user definitions with the global user definitions. The invention facilitates centralized control of user definitions, near real-time event delivery to local cloud storage systems, and separation of authentication processes from customers' active directory services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Egnyte, Inc.
    Inventors: Shishir Sharma, Debjit Bhattacharjee, Amrit Jassal, Kalpesh Patel, Deepak Mehta, Przemek Grzedzielski, Sachin Shetty, Krzysztof Gardo, Daniil Iaitskov, Harikesavan Krishnan, Manish Marathe
  • Patent number: 10842311
    Abstract: A full immersion brewing system includes an immersion chamber; an extraction material mechanism for introducing extraction material into the immersion chamber; an infusion mechanism for introducing heated liquid and pressurized air into the immersion chamber; and a drain/dispensing mechanism for dispensing, through a filter, infused liquid from the immersion chamber and for enabling removal of extraction material from the immersion chamber. The filter prevents extraction material from being dispensed from the immersion chamber. When the drain/dispensing mechanism is in a first position, infused liquid is dispensed through the filter, and when the drain/dispensing mechanism is in a second position, the filter is positioned so that extraction material and liquid is dispensed without going through the filter. The full immersion brewing system includes a cleaning mechanism for cleaning the immersion chamber and the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Almblad
  • Patent number: 10846604
    Abstract: In some examples, the designated set of resources are subsequently monitored for session activities of multiple users that are not of the first group. For each of the multiple users, the computer system utilizes one or more predictive models to determine a likelihood of the user performing a desired type of activity based on one or more session activities detected for that user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ZineOne, Inc.
    Inventors: Manish Malhotra, Siddartha Sikdar
  • Patent number: 10841249
    Abstract: A method for operating a bot platform includes receiving, from a bot client, an input associated with an intent, and storing the input associated with the intent as part of a user profile maintained at the bot platform. The method further includes storing the input associated with the intent as part of a user profile maintained at the bot platform, and passing the input to the selected bot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Patrick H. Lim, King-Sun Wai, Bo Niu
  • Patent number: 10835843
    Abstract: A filtration device for filtering cooking oil is provided. The filtration device may include a hub and one or more filtration units having a central aperture to coupleably receive the hub. Each of the one or more filtration units may include a first upper filter sheet including a water insoluble or partially water insoluble material or combination of materials that convert or at least partially convert free fatty acid in the cooking oil to soap and a second upper filter sheet arranged adjacent to the first upper filter sheet and coupled thereto. The second upper filter sheet can include a material or combination of materials that remove or at least partially remove the soap from the cooking oil to produce filtered cooking oil. The one or more filtration units can be in fluid communication with the hub through which filtered cooking oil may be removed from the filtration device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Clarification Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Neil Alexander Mcleod
  • Patent number: 10841171
    Abstract: The disclosure provides activation of end to end virtual network services, along with various validations. This technology uses model driven architecture to convert the configurations to VNF/PNF specific commands and abstract the complexity of different types of syntax & command lines. This technology also provides test and diagnostic functionality including service connectivity check, performance, rate-limiting at each step of configuration at virtual infrastructure and functional level. Once the VNS is successfully applied, the configuration will be updated in database which can be referred for any future updates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventors: Gaurav Saxena, Devendra Singh Rawat, Kishore Thota
  • Patent number: 10828713
    Abstract: A welding system includes a welding power supply that provides a welding power for a welding application through the weld cable. Additionally, the welding system includes weld cable communications circuitry. The weld cable communications circuitry includes a receiver to receive data from the weld cable and to monitor the weld cable for frequency spurs or interfering signals, and to monitor network capacity. Additionally, and the weld cable communications circuitry includes a transmitter to transmit the data across the weld cable. Furthermore, the transmitter transmits the data via a physical layer transmission scheme selected based on the frequency spurs or interfering signals and the network capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Marc Lee Denis
  • Patent number: 10834220
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for providing a cloud brokerage service based on multiple clouds. The method includes receiving, by a cloud service broker, a request for a cloud service from a cloud service client, the cloud service broker being connected with the multiple cloud-computing systems; generating, by the cloud service broker, the cloud service complying with the request based on one or more services registered in a service catalogue of the cloud service broker; newly registering, by the cloud service broker, the generated cloud service in the service catalogue; and providing, by the cloud service broker, the newly registered cloud service to the cloud service client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: Seok-Ho Son, Dong-Jae Kang, Byoung-Seob Kim, Sun-Wook Kim, Song-Woo Sok, Myeong-Hoon Oh, Byeong-Thaek Oh, Young-Woo Jung, Hyun-Hwa Choi
  • Patent number: 10826817
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides routing table synchronization methods, apparatuses, and systems. One exemplary method comprises: acquiring modified routing table data if it is detected that a routing table in a default first data management group is modified; and synchronizing the modified routing table data to at least one non-default second data management groups to update a routing table in the at least one non-default second data management group. The first data management group and the at least one second data management group are deployed in a distributed file system. The technical solutions provided in present disclosure can address the technical problem that when any routing table in a distributed file system is modified, routing tables in the system may not be synchronized because routing tables in the distributed file system are static tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Junfeng Liu, Wenhui Yao, Jiaji Zhu
  • Patent number: 10826952
    Abstract: Provided are a conference access method and a terminal for performing the same. A terminal according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: an interface configured to receive a plurality of different access addresses for access to a conference from a conference server; an access attempter configured to attempt to simultaneously access the conference via each of the plurality of access addresses; and a priority allocator configured to collect an access result for each of the plurality of access addresses, and to allocate an access priority to each of the plurality of access addresses based on the access result, wherein the access attempter attempts to access the conference via an access address having a highest access priority among the plurality of access addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ho-Sung Ahn, Hee-Tae Yoon, Jun-Ho Kang, Hong-Hyeon Lee, Ji-Won Jung
  • Patent number: 10819814
    Abstract: A system and method for providing content for display form data sources on a client device are provided. The method includes receiving, by a distribution server, a report identifier associated with a report and a request for information, wherein the information is requested based on the report; determining by the distribution server at least a data source, the at least a data source storing at least a portion of the information; requesting access from the integration server to the at least a data source to retrieve the at least a portion of the information; and sending from the distribution server to the client device, the at least a portion of the information, wherein the at least a portion of information is utilized in the report. In an embodiment, the data sources are accessible by an integration server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Itay Braun, Boaz Hecht