Patents by Inventor Chee Wai Lu

Chee Wai Lu 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: 10948998
    Abstract: A system includes a surface having a demarcated area and discrete areas disposed on the surface. The discrete areas may each be configured to receive user input. At least a portion of the discrete areas overlap the demarcated area. The system further includes a sensing layer disposed underneath the surface. The sensing layer may be configured to sense force applied to the surface in response to the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Christiaan Anna Maria Wackers, Chee Wai Lu, Hock Cheng Ng, Wai Jye Chan
  • Patent number: 10719162
    Abstract: A handheld device includes an electronic display having an active area for presenting visual content and a bezel disposed around the electronic display. The bezel may have an opening allowing a person to view the active area. The handheld device also includes a force sensing system having a force sensing element that is disposed below an external surface of the bezel. The force sensing system may be configured to a sense a force on the bezel and to generate a sensor signal indicative of the force. The handheld device may further include a processor operable to receive the sensor signal and to execute a function based on the sensor signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chee Wai Lu, Hock Cheng Ng, Cheng Seong Lee, Wai Jye Chan
  • Publication number: 20200026364
    Abstract: A system includes a surface having a demarcated area and discrete areas disposed on the surface. The discrete areas may each be configured to receive user input. At least a portion of the discrete areas overlap the demarcated area. The system further includes a sensing layer disposed underneath the surface. The sensing layer may be configured to sense force applied to the surface in response to the user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Christiaan Anna Maria WACKERS, Chee Wai LU, Hock Cheng NG, Wai Jye CHAN
  • Publication number: 20190344421
    Abstract: A method may include receiving data from one or more sensing elements associated with a power tool. The method may also include measuring the detected data. The method may further include computing one or more data parameters based on the measuring. The method may include determining whether to permit operation of the power tool based on the data parameters. The method may further include permitting operation of the power tool when the data parameters satisfy an operation condition. The method may also include altering operation of the power tool when the data parameters does not satisfy the operation condition by performing at least one of: generating an alarm, or preventing operation of the power tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chee Wai LU, Wai Jye CHAN, Kok Keong LAW, Cheng Seong LEE
  • Publication number: 20190335843
    Abstract: A system may include a bottom layer and a sensing layer disposed on a first side of the bottom layer. The first sensing layer may include a first sensing element and a second sensing element. The first sensing element and the second sensing element may include one of: a force sensing element, a strain sensing element, a motion sensing element, or an environmental sensing element. The first sensing element and the second sensing element may be of a different type of sensing element. The system may also include a communications interface configured to couple the sensing layer with a host controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chee Wai LU, Wai Jye CHAN, Kok Keong LAW, Cheng Seong LEE
  • Publication number: 20190302950
    Abstract: A handheld device includes an electronic display having an active area for presenting visual content and a bezel disposed around the electronic display. The bezel may have an opening allowing a person to view the active area. The handheld device also includes a force sensing system having a force sensing element that is disposed below an external surface of the bezel. The force sensing system may be configured to a sense a force on the bezel and to generate a sensor signal indicative of the force. The handheld device may further include a processor operable to receive the sensor signal and to execute a function based on the sensor signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chee Wai LU, Hock Cheng NG, Cheng Seong LEE, Wai Jye CHAN
  • Patent number: 10409389
    Abstract: A system includes a surface having a demarcated area and discrete areas disposed on the surface. The discrete areas may each be configured to receive user input. At least a portion of the discrete areas overlap the demarcated area. The system further includes a sensing layer disposed underneath the surface. The sensing layer may be configured to sense force applied to the surface in response to the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Christiaan Anna Maria Wackers, Chee Wai Lu, Hock Cheng Ng, Wai Jye Chan
  • Publication number: 20190187806
    Abstract: A system includes a surface having a demarcated area and discrete areas disposed on the surface. The discrete areas may each be configured to receive user input. At least a portion of the discrete areas overlap the demarcated area. The system further includes a sensing layer disposed underneath the surface. The sensing layer may be configured to sense force applied to the surface in response to the user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Christiaan Anna Maria WACKERS, Chee Wai LU, Hock Cheng NG, Wai Jye CHAN
  • Patent number: 10324557
    Abstract: A handheld device includes an electronic display having an active area for presenting visual content and a bezel disposed around the electronic display. The bezel may have an opening allowing a person to view the active area. The handheld device also includes a force sensing system having a force sensing element that is disposed below an external surface of the bezel. The force sensing system may be configured to a sense a force on the bezel and to generate a sensor signal indicative of the force. The handheld device may further include a processor operable to receive the sensor signal and to execute a function based on the sensor signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chee Wai Lu, Hock Cheng Ng, Cheng Seong Lee, Wai Jye Chan
  • Publication number: 20190175107
    Abstract: An insole system includes a cushion layer configured to contact a human foot within an article of footwear and a sensing layer coupled to the cushion layer. The sensing layer may include a first sensing element and a second sensing element. The first sensing element and the second sensing element are one of: a force sensing element, a strain sensing element, or an environmental sensing element, wherein the first sensing element and the second sensing element are of a different type of sensing element. The insole system may also include a communications interface configured to couple the sensing layer with a host controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chee Wai LU, Cheng Seong LEE, Wai Jye CHAN, Kok Keong LAW
  • Patent number: 10296115
    Abstract: A touch display apparatus having a fan-out side is provided. The touch display apparatus includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a touch sensing element and a display element. The first and the second substrate have a first surface and a second inner surface, respectively. The second substrate is disposed opposite to the first substrate. The second inner surface faces the first inner surface. The second substrate has a convex part and a concave part on the fan-out side. The second inner surface has a second outer lead bonding region in the convex part. The first outer lead bonding region of the first substrate is unshielded by the second substrate through the concave part. The second outer lead bonding region of the second substrate is unshielded by the first substrate. The touch sensing element and the display element are packaged in between the first and the second substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chun-Chi Lai, Chee-Wai Lau, Feng-Sheng Lin, Yi-Ru Su, Chi-Chun Liao, Rong-Ann Lin, Chia-Ping Lu, An-Hsiung Hsieh, Pei-Yu Chen, Tsang Hong Wang, Tzu-Chi Tseng, Chung-Hao Cheng, Hsu Sheng Hsu
  • Patent number: 10203767
    Abstract: A system includes a surface having a demarcated area and discrete areas disposed on the surface. The discrete areas may each be configured to receive user input. At least a portion of the discrete areas overlap the demarcated area. The system further includes a sensing layer disposed underneath the surface. The sensing layer may be configured to sense force applied to the surface in response to the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Christiaan Anna Maria Wackers, Chee Wai Lu, Hock Cheng Ng, Wai Jye Chan
  • Publication number: 20190006962
    Abstract: A system includes a first force sensing transducer being configured to enable force sensing detection of a first force input on a first contact interface, a memory, and a processor that is operatively coupled to the memory and the first force sensing transducer. The processor is configured to perform operations including detect the first force input on the first contact interface via the first force sensing transducer, measure at least one of a magnitude or a direction of the first force input detected by the first force sensing transducer, compute a force sensing data parameter based on the measured at least one of the magnitude or the direction of the first force input; determine an output function based on the force sensing data parameter; and cause an activation of the output function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chee Wai LU, Cheng Seong LEE, Hock Cheng NG, Wai Jye CHAN
  • Publication number: 20180252006
    Abstract: A door handle includes a handle body with an external surface, an internal portion, and a mounting feature configured to couple the handle body to a door. The door handle also includes a force sensing element disposed in the internal portion of the handle body. The first force sensing element is configured to measure a force applied to the external surface of the door handle. The door handle further includes a communication element coupled to the force sensing element. The force measured by the force sensing element is used to determine an output function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chee Wai LU, Cheng Seong LEE, Hock Cheng NG, Wai Jye CHAN
  • Publication number: 20180210598
    Abstract: A handheld device includes an electronic display having an active area for presenting visual content and a bezel disposed around the electronic display. The bezel may have an opening allowing a person to view the active area. The handheld device also includes a force sensing system having a force sensing element that is disposed below an external surface of the bezel. The force sensing system may be configured to a sense a force on the bezel and to generate a sensor signal indicative of the force. The handheld device may further include a processor operable to receive the sensor signal and to execute a function based on the sensor signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chee Wai LU, Hock Cheng NG, Cheng Seong LEE, Wai Jye CHAN
  • Publication number: 20180203521
    Abstract: A system includes a surface having a demarcated area and discrete areas disposed on the surface. The discrete areas may each be configured to receive user input. At least a portion of the discrete areas overlap the demarcated area. The system further includes a sensing layer disposed underneath the surface. The sensing layer may be configured to sense force applied to the surface in response to the user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Christiaan Anna Maria WACKERS, Chee Wai LU, Hock Cheng NG, Wai Jye CHAN
  • Patent number: 9846091
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments include a press sensor element that includes a piezoelectric layer having a first surface in communication with a first layer, the first layer including a first conductive region, where the first conductive region covers at least a central portion the first surface. The sensor element includes a second surface in communication with a second layer, the second layer including a second conductive region, a third conductive region, and a first non-conductive void region separating the second conductive region and the third conductive region. An area of the first conductive region is configured in size relative to an area of the third conductive region to substantially reduce a thermally-induced voltage change between two or more of the first, second, and third conductive regions responsive to a corresponding temperature change of at least a portion of the piezoelectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chee Wai Lu, Jeffrey R. Baker, Edwin Keshesh Yousafian, Declan Christopher Flannery
  • Publication number: 20170131160
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments include a press sensor element that includes a piezoelectric layer having a first surface in communication with a first layer, the first layer including a first conductive region, where the first conductive region covers at least a central portion the first surface. The sensor element includes a second surface in communication with a second layer, the second layer including a second conductive region, a third conductive region, and a first non-conductive void region separating the second conductive region and the third conductive region. An area of the first conductive region is configured in size relative to an area of the third conductive region to substantially reduce a thermally-induced voltage change between two or more of the first, second, and third conductive regions responsive to a corresponding temperature change of at least a portion of the piezoelectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Chee Wai Lu, Jeffrey R. Baker, Edwin Keshesh Yousafian, Declan Christopher Flannery
  • Patent number: 7748115
    Abstract: A method of forming a circuit board, the method comprising mounting at least one passive component on a first surface of a first laminate material; interconnecting the passive component to contact traces and vias of the first laminate material; and attaching a second laminate material to the first surface of the first laminate material utilizing a lamination process, the second laminate material sheet having at least one of a recess, a through-hole or both formed therein for accommodating the passive component in the second laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: The Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Sunappan Vasudivan, Chee Wai Lu, Boon Keng Lok
  • Patent number: 7548432
    Abstract: An embedded capacitor structure comprising a main body; at least one embedded capacitor, having a first electrode, a dielectric layer, and a second electrode, formed in the main body; and at least one via electrical connection formed in the main body; wherein at least one of the first and second electrodes is free from direct electrical connection to the via electrical connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Chee Wai Lu, Boon Keng Lok, Kai Meng Chua, Lai Lai Wai