Patents by Inventor Chi Fai Ho

Chi Fai Ho 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: 20210019469
    Abstract: One embodiment includes a portable device for an e-book, with at least a page including a section including text linked to an illustration. Another embodiment includes materials with a text sub file with texts, an illustration sub file with illustrations, and a logic sub file with rules on displaying the materials. One embodiment includes materials with a logic sub file that can analyze an attribute of, and provide a response to, a user. Another embodiment is applicable to apparatus and methods using a limited voice recognition dictionary at least tailored for a piece of materials that includes illustrations and instructions. The another embodiment can also use a limited image dictionary. The apparatus can include a headset, and the illustrations can include a piece of audio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Chi Fai Ho, Peter P. Tong
  • Patent number: 10831982
    Abstract: One embodiment includes a portable reading device for reading a paginated e-book, with at least a page including a section including text linked to an illustration. The device can layout the section by keeping the text with the illustration to be displayed in one screen, and maintaining the pagination of the e-book if the page is displayed in more than one screen. Another embodiment includes reading materials with a text sub file with texts, an illustration sub file with illustrations, and a logic sub file with rules on displaying the materials. Either the text or the illustration sub file includes position information linking at least an illustration to a corresponding piece of text. One embodiment includes reading materials with a logic sub file that can analyze an attribute of, and provide a response to, a reader. Another embodiment can be an eyewear presenting device, allowing for hands-free presenting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: IPLContent, LLC
    Inventors: Chi Fai Ho, Peter P. Tong
  • Patent number: 10817688
    Abstract: A service rendering vehicle renders a service on a service object. A controller of the service rendering vehicle receives an image that includes a service label corresponding to the service object, captured by a camera coupled to the controller. The controller identifies a label image of the service label in the image. The controller obtains a service point location and a service request encoded in the service label. The service point location includes a location relative to a location of the service label. The controller calculates a label position of the service label using the image of the service label and calculates a service point position using the service point location and the label position. The controller obtains a service from the service request and issues instructions to move the service rendering vehicle to the service object and to render the service at the service point position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: Chi Fai Ho, Augustine Junda Ho
  • Publication number: 20200267220
    Abstract: One embodiment includes a network apparatus at a store for allowing digital amenities to be accessed at the store by a mobile device of a user. The network apparatus includes a network interface, a storage module to keep digital amenities and a computing module. The network interface can be designed to couple to the mobile device at the store, and to a computing device outside the store. The network interface can be designed to recognize the mobile device at the store based on a piece of software related to the store in the mobile device. The computing module can be designed to help the mobile device to access a first digital amenity from the storage module in view of the piece of software. Based on the access, a second digital amenity from the computing device can be pre-stored at the storage module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Chi Fai Ho, Peter P. Tong
  • Publication number: 20200261680
    Abstract: A support member for use in a sealing assembly of a patient interface device for delivering a flow of a breathing gas to the airway of a patient. The support member comprises: a first end structured to be coupled to a frame member of the patent interface device; a second end structured to sealingly engage the face of a patient or to underlie a sealing flap which is structured to sealingly engage the face of a patient; and a sidewall which extends between the first end and the second end. The sidewall is formed from a plurality of beads of material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventor: PETER CHI FAI HO
  • Publication number: 20200261681
    Abstract: A frame for use in a patient interface device for delivering a flow of breathing gas to the airway of a patient includes a first end structured to be disposed at or about the forehead of the patient and a second end opposite the first end. The second end is structured to be coupled to a adapted to sealingly engage the face of the patient about an airway of the patient. The frame further includes a spine extending between the first end and the second end. The spine is sized and configured to follow the profile of the patient along at least a portion of each of the forehead, brow and nose of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventor: PETER CHI FAI HO
  • Patent number: 10709860
    Abstract: A patient interface of the present invention includes a faceplate including a plurality of headgear attachment elements, a seal member operatively coupled to the faceplate; and an adjustment mechanism coupling the seal member to the faceplate. The adjustment mechanism controls the position of the seal member relative to the faceplate such that the seal member is moveable from a first position to a second position and is maintained in the second position during use of the patient interface after being moved to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: RIC Investments LLC
    Inventors: Jerome Matula, Jr., Jason P. Eaton, Peter Chi Fai Ho, James DiPasquale, Derrick Andrews, Eugene N. Scarberry, Steven C. Stegman
  • Patent number: 10705621
    Abstract: A system includes a 3D sensor panel for detecting a plurality of 3D positions corresponding to a finger movement and a controller. The controller determines that the plurality of 3D positions contain a gesture cycle by comparing a first set of positions in the plurality of 3D positions that includes at least two non-adjacent positions in the plurality of 3D positions and, upon determining that the first set of positions in the plurality of 3D positions match, determining that the plurality of positions contain the gesture cycle. the controller determines a direction of the gesture cycle based on a second set of positions in the plurality of 3D positions, where the direction is relative to the 3D sensor panel, and creates a gesture cycle record for the gesture cycle, the gesture cycle record comprising the plurality of 3D positions and the direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Chi Fai Ho, Augustine Junda Ho
  • Publication number: 20200205589
    Abstract: A device for supporting at least a portion of a human body. The device includes: a deformable, yet resilient, three-dimensional lattice structure having a plurality of interconnected arm elements; and a continuous airspace disposed among the lattice structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventor: PETER CHI FAI HO
  • Publication number: 20200213555
    Abstract: A device provides multiple video streams from a plurality of video streams to a display. The device includes an input interface, a frame controller, and an output interface. The input interface is configured to receive a plurality of video streams and to transfer the plurality of video streams to the frame controller. The frame controller is configured to generate frame signals including multiple subframe signals corresponding to a video stream of the plurality of video streams. The output interface is configured to output the frame signals to the display. The frame signals are configured to cause video from multiple video streams of the plurality of video streams to be displayed in separate non-overlapping portions on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Chi Fai Ho, Shin Cheung Simon Chiu
  • Publication number: 20200209956
    Abstract: Different computing methods and systems to at least compose at least a portion of a story are disclosed. In one embodiment, the story can be presented by an electronic device. The device can include a sensor to sense the user, and a processor. The processor can become aware of an attribute of the user. The story can depend on the attribute. In one embodiment, the attribute can be a behavior of the user. In another embodiment, the attribute can be a location of the user, or a social network of the user. The story can include a story theme and a non-story theme. The story theme can convey a concept, and the non-story theme can include scenes, scripts and/or props. The attribute can affect the story theme, the non-story theme, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Chi Fai Ho, Peter P. Tong
  • Publication number: 20200197650
    Abstract: A patient interface device for use in delivering a flow of a breathing gas to the airway of a patient includes a frame formed of a substantially rigid material and a flexible airway formed of a pliable material. The flexible airway includes: a first end having an aperture defined therein which is structured to be coupled to a gas delivery conduit for receiving the flow of breathing gas; a second end disposed opposite the first end and coupled to the frame, the second end having a sealing flap extending radially inward from a periphery of the second end which is structured to sealingly engage the face of the patient about the airway of the patient; and a wall portion extending between the first end and the second end, the wall portion defining a passage adapted to convey the flow of breathing gas from the first end to the second end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventor: PETER CHI FAI HO
  • Patent number: 10666732
    Abstract: One embodiment includes a network apparatus at a store for allowing digital amenities to be accessed at the store by a mobile device of a user. The network apparatus includes a network interface, a storage module to keep digital amenities and a computing module. The network interface can be designed to couple to the mobile device at the store, and to a computing device outside the store. The network interface can be designed to recognize the mobile device at the store based on a piece of software related to the store in the mobile device. The computing module can be designed to help the mobile device to access a first digital amenity from the storage module in view of the piece of software. Based on the access, a second digital amenity from the computing device can be pre-stored at the storage module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: IPLContent, LLC
    Inventors: Chi Fai Ho, Peter Tong
  • Patent number: 10652356
    Abstract: A delivery system securely delivers an electronic document from a sender device to a recipient device over a data network, where the delivery system stores a delivery container from the sender device containing the electronic document, a recipient identity of the recipient device, a plurality of locations comprising a first location and a second location. The delivery system determines a first current geo-physical location of the delivery storage, compares the first current geo-physical location with the first location, and in response to a match, stores the delivery container in the delivery storage. The delivery system further receives a request to access the electronic document from the recipient device, obtains a second current geo-physical location of the recipient device, compares the second current geo-physical location with the second location, and in response to a match, sends the electronic document to the recipient device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: TP Lab, Inc.
    Inventor: Chi Fai Ho
  • Patent number: 10623792
    Abstract: In the dynamic generation of video, a video service provider receives a video request from a video player over a data network. The video service provider matches the video request with a given video descriptor record of a plurality of video descriptor records. a video media file including a plurality of cue slots is generated according to the given video descriptor record using the video request. A plurality of video clip files in a video clip library is selected for the plurality of cue slots, and the plurality of video clip files are copied to the plurality of cue slots in the video media file. The video service provider then sends the video media file to the video player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TP Lab, Inc.
    Inventor: Chi Fai Ho
  • Patent number: 10623681
    Abstract: A device provides multiple video streams from a plurality of video streams to a display. The device includes an input interface, a frame controller, and an output interface. The input interface is configured to receive a plurality of video streams and to transfer the plurality of video streams to the frame controller. The frame controller is configured to generate frame signals including multiple subframe signals corresponding to a video stream of the plurality of video streams. The output interface is configured to output the frame signals to the display. The frame signals are configured to cause video from multiple video streams of the plurality of video streams to be displayed in separate non-overlapping portions on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: INNOBRILLIANCE, LLC
    Inventors: Chi Fai Ho, Shin Cheung Simon Chiu
  • Patent number: 10606346
    Abstract: Different computing methods and systems to at least compose at least a portion of a story are disclosed. In one embodiment, the story can be presented by an electronic device. The device includes a sensor regarding an attribute of the user. The story can depend on the attribute. In one embodiment, the attribute is a behavior of the user. In another embodiment, the attribute can be a location of the user, or a social network of the user. The story can include a story theme and a non-story theme. The story theme can convey a concept, and the non-story theme can include scenes, scripts and/or props. The attribute can affect the story theme, the non-story theme, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: IPLContent, LLC
    Inventors: Chi Fai Ho, Peter P. Tong
  • Publication number: 20200089739
    Abstract: Different methods and apparatuses applicable to prepare materials for a user. One embodiment includes a device, with an imaging sensor. Based on analyzing a user attribute from the imaging sensor monitoring the user, the device can identify and access an area of the materials for the user. The area includes a section, and the device can layout the section by keeping a piece of text together with an illustration to be displayed in at least two screens of different sizes. Another embodiment includes materials with a text sub file with texts, an illustration sub file with illustrations, and a logic sub file with instructions to prepare materials for the user. Either the text or the illustration sub file can include position information linking at least an illustration to a corresponding piece of text. Annotations could be added to the materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Chi Fai Ho, Peter P. Tong
  • Patent number: 10565995
    Abstract: A network monitor system collects log entries from network appliances in the data network, each log entry includes a quantity context, a first time context, a first name context, and a value of the quantity context. The network monitor system receives a spoken question inputting by a user and processes the spoken question to determine a question context in the spoken question. The question context includes a second name context, a second time context, and a quantity entity context. The network monitor system compares the question context with one or more given log entries. For each match, the network monitor system stores the quantity context and the value of the quantity context in the given log entry as a result entry in a result entries list. The network monitor system composes a response according to the result entries and outputs the response for playing to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TP Lab, Inc.
    Inventors: Chi Fai Ho, John Chiong
  • Patent number: 10535360
    Abstract: A phone stand includes a phone holder for coupling to a phone conducting a voice session, a plurality of directional speakers positioned to project sound to a focused audio area corresponding to a location where a user is expected to be positioned, other speaker(s), and a system controller. The system controller is configured to receive audio signals of the voice session from the phone, separate the audio signals into speech signals and non-speech signals, obtain output mixing attributes, generate mixed signals by combining the speech signals and the non-speech signals according to the output mixing attributes, and send the mixed signals to the plurality of directional speakers. The other speaker(s) can include non-directional speakers, and the system controller is further configured to send the speech signals in the mixed signals to the plurality of directional speakers and the non-speech signals in the mixed signals to the other speaker(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: TP Lab, Inc.
    Inventors: Chi Fai Ho, John Chiong