Patents by Inventor Eric Chan

Eric Chan 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: 11031432
    Abstract: Systems and methods are directed to vertical legs for an infrared detector. For example, an infrared imaging device may include a microbolometer array in which each microbolometer includes a bridge and a vertical leg structure that couples the bridge to a substrate such as a readout integrated circuit. The vertical leg structure may run along a path that is parallel to a plane defined by the bridge and may be oriented perpendicularly to the plane. The path may be disposed within, below, or above the plane defined by the bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: FLIR Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Dale, Christopher Chan, Eric A. Kurth
  • Patent number: 11030211
    Abstract: An interactive database object representation is created based on a source database object representation. The source database object representation may include a first plurality of graphical elements that are each associated with a respective database object field. The interactive database object representation may include a second plurality of graphical elements that are each associated with a respective database object field. Each of the database object fields may be associated with a database object definition within a database. The interactive database object representation facilitates the display and editing of data associated with an instance of the database object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Salesforce.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Viswanadh Addala, Eric Jacobson, Helen Chan, Wenqing Dai, John Henton
  • Patent number: 11032507
    Abstract: Techniques to set a frame rate and associated device manufacturing are disclosed. In one example, an imaging device includes a detector array configured to detect electromagnetic radiation associated with a scene and provide image data frames according to a first frame rate. The imaging device further includes a readout circuit configured to provide the image data frames according to a frame rate for the readout circuit. The imaging device further includes a fuse configured to set the frame rate for the readout circuit. Related methods and systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: FLIR Commercial Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. Cannata, Brian B. Simolon, Nicholas Högasten, Christopher Chan, Eric A. Kurth
  • Patent number: 10864981
    Abstract: A backup actuation control unit for controlling an actuator dedicated to a given surface. The backup actuation control unit comprises a processing unit operatively connected to one of a flight control computer and a backup flight control computer, to an actuator used for actuating a given surface and to at least one primary actuation control unit, each of the at least one primary actuation control unit for controlling a corresponding actuator used for actuating the given surface, wherein the processing unit receives a surface position command signal from one of the flight control computer and the backup flight control computer and an actuator position signal received from the actuator and provides a corresponding command signal to the actuator if an engagement signal is received from the flight control computer or the backup flight control computer and from the at least one primary actuation control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: THALES CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Patrick Cadotte, Frederick Clement, Nicolas Birenbaum, Catalin Vasiliu, Eric Chan Tave
  • Patent number: 10769686
    Abstract: Enhanced systems and methods for processing invoices, payments, and money transfers are described. One aspect of the invention is a computer-implemented method (and corresponding system and computer program product) for inviting an entity to open an account at a billing and payment system, the method comprising: issuing a check payable to the entity, wherein a checkbox for opening an account at the billing and payment system is printed on an endorsement section of the check along with a reference to additional information regarding additional information related to the account opening; receiving an image of the endorsement section of the check after the check is cleared; determining whether the checkbox is checked in the image; and responsive to a determination that the checkbox is checked, opening an account for the entity at the billing and payment system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Bill.com LLC
    Inventors: René Lacerte, Mark Orttung, Eric Chan, Robert S. Lam
  • Publication number: 20200184526
    Abstract: Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure enables corporate entities to connect with each other and enables social networking interactions, credibility rating, identity verification, and/or business transactions between the corporate entities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Henrique Pedreira de Freitas Ceribelli, Eric Chan, Mark Orttung, Darren Linscott
  • Patent number: 10572921
    Abstract: Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure enables corporate entities to connect with each other and enables social networking interactions, credibility rating, identity verification, and/or business transactions between the corporate entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: BILL.COM, LLC
    Inventors: Henrique Pedreira de Freitas Ceribelli, Eric Chan, Mark Orttung, Darren Linscott
  • Publication number: 20200020002
    Abstract: Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure may be used to enable multiple entities having interests in an event (such as a transaction) to receive and view information related to the event. Entities may receive alerts and status information related to different aspects of a transaction or other event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Henrique Pedreira de Ceribelli, Eric Chan, Mark Orttung, Darren Linscott
  • Publication number: 20190389059
    Abstract: A method of teaching a robot, the robot including a first and second end effector that are mounted to a robotic arm wrist, the first and second end effector being rotatable about a same rotational axis independently of each other. The method includes: a first step of, in a state where rotational positions of the first and second end effectors about the rotational axis coincide with each other, attaching a relative motion preventing device to the first and second end effector, the relative motion preventing device preventing the first and second end effector from moving relative to each other; and a fourth step of generating a teaching point of the second end effector based on: a teaching point of the first end effector; and rotational position information about the first and second end effector that are stored in a storage unit in association with each other in a third step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicants: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KAWASAKI ROBOTICS (USA), INC.
    Inventors: Takeshi SHIBATA, Yukimasa YAMADA, Takao YAMAGUCHI, Tomokazu ARITA, Eric CHAN, Francisco J. DURAN, Jr., Hajime NAKAHARA, Avish Ashok BHARWANI, Ming ZENG
  • Publication number: 20190392410
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure may be used to scan a check or other payment instrument into an image file and apply a credit to one or more invoices associated with the entity, such as invoices issued by a business partner of the entity originating the check. Where there are multiple invoices outstanding invoices, embodiments of the present disclosure can selectively apply credits to such invoices based on input from the entity and/or based on rules defining how such credit are to be applied to the invoices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Henrique Pedreira de Ceribelli, Eric Chan, Mark Orttung, Darren Linscott
  • Patent number: 10510061
    Abstract: A method, electronic device, and computer readable storage medium, for capturing user inputs in a fillable electronic form into an electronic wallet. A method includes: populating fields in a fillable electronic form with secured information from record fields in an electronic wallet at the electronic device while in an online transaction with an online vendor's server; receiving user input entering changes into the fields in the fillable electronic form overwriting the secured information to changed information in the fillable electronic form; upon determining that changes have been made in any field in the fillable electronic form, copying the changed information from the fields in the fillable electronic form and writing the changed information into corresponding record fields as secured information in the electronic wallet; and continuing with the online transaction using the fillable electronic form with the online vendor's server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Eric Chan
  • Publication number: 20190359323
    Abstract: A backup actuation control unit for controlling an actuator dedicated to a given surface. The backup actuation control unit comprises a processing unit operatively connected to one of a flight control computer and a backup flight control computer, to an actuator used for actuating a given surface and to at least one primary actuation control unit, each of the at least one primary actuation control unit for controlling a corresponding actuator used for actuating the given surface, wherein the processing unit receives a surface position command signal from one of the flight control computer and the backup flight control computer and an actuator position signal received from the actuator and provides a corresponding command signal to the actuator if an engagement signal is received from the flight control computer or the backup flight control computer and from the at least one primary actuation control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick CADOTTE, Frederick CLEMENT, Nicolas BIRENBAUM, Catalin VASILIU, Eric CHAN TAVE
  • Patent number: 10417674
    Abstract: Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure may be used to enable multiple entities having interests in an event (such as a transaction) to receive and view information related to the event. Entities may receive alerts and status information related to different aspects of a transaction or other event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Bill.com, LLC
    Inventors: Henrique Pedreira de Freitas Ceribelli, Eric Chan, Mark Orttung, Darren Linscott
  • Patent number: 10410191
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure may be used to scan a check or other payment instrument into an image file and apply a credit to one or more invoices associated with the entity, such as invoices issued by a business partner of the entity originating the check. Where there are multiple invoices outstanding invoices, embodiments of the present disclosure can selectively apply credits to such invoices based on input from the entity and/or based on rules defining how such credit are to be applied to the invoices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Bill.com, LLC
    Inventors: Henrique Pedreira de Freitas Ceribelli, Eric Chan, Mark Orttung, Darren Linscott
  • Patent number: 10381257
    Abstract: A control unit of a substrate conveying robot makes a robot arm and a substrate holding device execute a blade member advancing operation, a substrate receiving operation, and a substrate placing operation. The substrate holding device is configured to be capable of being switched between a first working state that a pair of blade members are arranged in the vertical direction and a second working state that a pair of blade members are arranged in a position out of the vertical direction and a single blade member can be advanced into a substrate placing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KAWASAKI ROBOTICS (USA), INC.
    Inventors: Mark Tang, Eric Chan, Shigeki Ono, Shinya Kitano, Ming Zeng, Hirohiko Goto
  • Patent number: 10369082
    Abstract: A bottle holder and accessory for holding a mobile device includes a first part having a first clamp at a first end that is configured to receive and grasp a bottle. The first part has a stem at an opposite second end and a first arm that is pivotally coupled to the stem. A holder that is configured to hold the mobile device. The holder is pivotally coupled to the first arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Paul Dedvukaj, Eric Chan, Michael Morath, Christopher Hable
  • Patent number: 10367296
    Abstract: The modular power electrical system provides a plurality of base modules, connectors, and functional device modules, and mating modules which can be connected together to provide a fully reconfigurable power transfer system. A magnetic connection is used to connect the devices together and to transmit power some embodiments. Methods for controlling the modules are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: ECCO DESIGN, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Chan, Michael Morath
  • Publication number: 20190116293
    Abstract: Techniques of editing images using a digital image editing tool involve defining a local adjustment that includes, as separate masks, a spatial mask and a range mask. The spatial mask specifies a region of the image to be adjusted and the range mask specifies ranges of colors and tones to be adjusted independent of the region specified by the spatial mask. In applying these masks, when a user changes a setting in the digital image editing tool, the digital image editing tool weights the effect of the setting according to the values of the spatial mask and the range mask for each pixel of the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua Michael Bury, Eric Chan
  • Publication number: 20190103702
    Abstract: The modular power electrical system provides a plurality of base modules, connectors, and functional device modules, and mating modules which can be connected together to provide a fully reconfigurable power transfer system. A magnetic connection is used to connect the devices together and to transmit power some embodiments. Methods for controlling the modules are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Eric CHAN, Michael MORATH
  • Patent number: D876044
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: URBAN SAFES, LLC
    Inventors: Eugene F. Sisco, Eric Chan, Kai C. Valencia, Michael Jeremias Morath