Patents by Inventor Alex C. Chen

Alex C. Chen has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10707627
    Abstract: Hybrid connectors that may transfer power and data with a variety of electronic devices having different types of connector interfaces, may consume a minimal amount of surface area, depth, and volume in an electronic device, and may be readily manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Reza Nasiri Mahalati, Blake R. Marshall, Liquan Tan, Florence W. Ow, Alex C. Yeung, John Raff, Robert Scritzky, Wei-Hsuan Chen, Eric S. Jol, Madhusudanan Keezhveedi Sampath, Nan Liu, Gianpaolo Lisi, YiBo Liu
  • Publication number: 20190019343
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may capture a video of a crowd of people near a first person, transmit the video of the crowd to a second device, and receive, from the second device, an indication that a second person in the crowd appears to be at least one of (a) interested in meeting the first person, and (b) a threat to the first person. A display on the frame may display the received indication to the first person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventor: Alex C. Chen
  • Patent number: 9500865
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may capture an image of a second person with a camera on a frame worn by a user, transmit the image to a second device, receive a recommendation for the user to interact with the second person in response to a behavior of the second person, and display the recommendation to the user on how to interact with the second person in response to the second person's behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Alex C. Chen
  • Publication number: 20140247343
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may capture an image of a second person with a camera on a frame worn by a user, transmit the image to a second device, receive a recommendation for the user to interact with the second person in response to a behavior of the second person, and display the recommendation to the user on how to interact with the second person in response to the second person's behavior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventor: Alex C. Chen
  • Patent number: 7839513
    Abstract: A hybrid document automation system manages a hybrid printing job, such as PostScript (PS) job with a mix of color and monochrome (B/W) sheets containing variable data. The print job may contain any number of sets, each differing in size and ratio of color and B/W sheets. The system includes a color printer, a monochrome printer, a print manager, a splitter for separating color pages from monochrome pages in the print job and automatic jam recovery. A graphical user interface (GUI) may be provided to give a user/operator information on the status of the print job. The system may also include a document integrity system for insuring the correct output of the merged color and monochrome pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Ojeni P. Sammis, Peter S. Fisher, Lily A. Ray, Alexandra D. Ruegg, Alex C. Chen, Vazrik Israelian, James R. Low, Richard T. Horn, Mike L Justice
  • Patent number: 4215797
    Abstract: Reusable plastic container and plastic lid therefor, the lid being hermetically sealed to the container by a set adhesive. The set adhesive has a greater attraction for the lid plastic than for the container plastic. Such attraction is sufficient to ensure that, on removing the lid from the container, the adhesive is peeled from the container rim and removed with the reusable lid. This leaves the container rim essentially free of adhesive to reduce the likelihood of contaminating the contained product with adhesive chemicals. The lid or the container rim may be coated with the adhesive prior to heat-seal. In the instance where the container is coated with the adhesive, the rim ledge portion may be provided with at least one continuous circumferentially extending raised portion to facilitate coating of the container rim. Processes for manufacturing the adhesive-coated container lid and forming the container rim portion and applying adhesive thereto are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1980
    Assignee: Consumers Glass Company Limited
    Inventor: Alex C. Chen