Patents by Inventor Charles Shi

Charles Shi 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).

  • Publication number: 20210132932
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a smart equipment, a method used by a smart equipment, and a smart lamp. The smart equipment comprises a WiFi module and a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) module. The BLE module comprises a microcontroller unit (MCU). The WiFi module wirelessly downloads an OTA file. The microcontroller unit divides the OTA file into at least one packages. The Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) module OTA upgrades a plurality of devices in a mesh network simultaneously by broadcasting the at least one packages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Xin LUO, Charles SHI, Dong XING, Aijun WANG, Jiyong ZHANG
  • Patent number: 10925136
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a lighting apparatus, a driving circuit and driving method thereof. The lighting apparatus comprises a plurality groups of lighting elements and a driving circuit. Each group of lighting elements comprises at least one lighting element, each lighting element in a same group having a cathode connected to a common cathode node. The driving circuit comprises a plurality of voltage sources, each having a terminal connected to an anode of a respective lighting element in each group of lighting elements; and a plurality of current sources, each having a terminal connected to the common cathode node of a respective group of lighting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Savant Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Dong Xing, Xin Zhou, Charles Shi, Jiyong Zhang, Fanbin Wang
  • Publication number: 20200214104
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a lighting apparatus, a driving circuit and driving method thereof. The lighting apparatus comprises a plurality groups of lighting elements and a driving circuit. Each group of lighting elements comprises at least one lighting element, each lighting element in a same group having a cathode connected to a common cathode node. The driving circuit comprises a plurality of voltage sources, each having a terminal connected to an anode of a respective lighting element in each group of lighting elements; and a plurality of current sources, each having a terminal connected to the common cathode node of a respective group of lighting elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Dong XING, Xin ZHOU, Charles SHI, Jiyong ZHANG, Fanbin WANG
  • Publication number: 20200178169
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for device finding after network configuration are disclosed. The method for device finding includes: sending a message to a smart device in an Access Point (AP) mode, the message comprising information for connecting to a first router or AP; changing connection from the smart device to a network; performing a local scanning when connecting to the first router or AP; and performing a cloud scanning when the local scanning fails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Xin LUO, Charles SHI, Dong XING, Aijun WANG, Jiyong ZHANG
  • Patent number: 10568184
    Abstract: A presence sensing method for a light comprises detecting a presence of a user by a sensing module having a first sensitivity while the light is off; turning on the light when identifying the presence of the user and keeping the light on for a delay time period which has a preset length; increasing a sensitivity of the sensing module to a second sensitivity after turning on the light; detecting actions of the user by the sensing module having the second sensitivity while the light is on; determining a length of a next delay time period based on the actions of the user during the previous delay time period immediately prior to the next delay time period; and keeping the light on for the next delay time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Consumer Lighting (U.S.), LLC
    Inventors: Dong Xing, Aijun Wang, Xin Luo, Xin Zhou, Jiyong Zhang, Charles Shi, Fanbin Wang
  • Publication number: 20190394854
    Abstract: A presence sensing method for a light comprises detecting a presence of a user by a sensing module having a first sensitivity while the light is off; turning on the light when identifying the presence of the user and keeping the light on for a delay time period which has a preset length; increasing a sensitivity of the sensing module to a second sensitivity after turning on the light; detecting actions of the user by the sensing module having the second sensitivity while the light is on; determining a length of a next delay time period based on the actions of the user during the previous delay time period immediately prior to the next delay time period; and keeping the light on for the next delay time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: GE Lighting Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Dong Xing, Aijun Wang, Xin Luo, Xin Zhou, Jiyong Zhang, Charles Shi, Fanbin Wang
  • Patent number: D807983
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: All Pro Sporting Goods Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Shi