Patents by Inventor George Yui

George Yui 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: 10498683
    Abstract: A processor may determine a message type of a message of a message set and extract strings from the message based upon the message type, each string associated with a field type within the message type. The processor may write one of the strings to a string table, when not already stored in the string table, and add an offset position of the string in the string table to a column list for the field type associated with the string, when not already stored in the column list. There may be different column lists for different field types. The processor may populate an entry of a data table corresponding to the message and to the field type associated with the string with an index of the offset position within the column list, and store a compressed version of the message set including the string table, column lists, and data table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Chen-Yui Yang, Joseph Battista, Hung-Kuei Ku, Wen-Jui Li, George Sultana, Daniel Zuckerman
  • Patent number: 10470607
    Abstract: Combined water dispensers and coffee making devices are disclosed, which include a cabinet configured to house a water bottle in a bottom half of the interior portion of the cabinet; a cold tank that is configured to receive water from the water bottle, which is connected to an evaporator; one or more hot tanks that are configured to receive water (directly or indirectly) from the cold tank, which are connected to a heating coil to heat the water that is contained therein; and a coffee making device located on a top side of the cabinet. The coffee making device receives water from the hot tank, receives a disposable cartridge that contains coffee grinds for a single-serving of coffee, causes water to contact the coffee grinds to produce a coffee beverage, and employs a set of spikes to make water entry and exit apertures in the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: George Yui, Andrei Yui
  • Patent number: 10125003
    Abstract: Bottom-loading bottled water dispensers are disclosed that include hot water sanitizing capabilities (and, optionally, UV light sanitizing features). The dispensers include a water bottle that is operably connected to a pump that is configured to extract water from the bottle and force the water through one or more tubes and into a cold tank. The cold tank includes an evaporator that is configured to chill the water in the cold tank. The dispensers further include a hot tank that is fluidly coupled to the cold tank through one or more tubes, with the hot tank being attached to a heating element that is configured to heat the water in the hot tank. In addition, the dispensers include an electronic control board that is configured to heat a volume of water contained in the cold tank above a defined threshold temperature and for a defined period of time that is effective to sanitize the internal surfaces of the cold tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: George Yui, Andrei Yui
  • Patent number: 10035693
    Abstract: A bottled water dispenser is disclosed that includes a water bottle, a cold tank, and an ozone generator, which is fluidly coupled to a Y-connector. The dispenser includes a first tube that is fluidly coupled to a first port of the Y-connector, with the first tube being configured to deliver ozone gas to the cold tank. The dispenser further includes a second tube that is fluidly coupled to a second port of the Y-connector, with the second tube being configured to deliver ozone gas to the water bottle. The ozone gas is effective to sterilize and prevent biofilm formation within the interior areas of the cold tank and water bottle. The dispensers further include an in-line flow restrictor positioned in-line with either the first tube or second tube, which helps balance the flow of ozone that is delivered to the cold tank and water bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventors: George Yui, Andrei Yui
  • Publication number: 20170081164
    Abstract: A bottled water dispenser is disclosed that includes a water bottle, a cold tank, and an ozone generator, which is fluidly coupled to a Y-connector. The dispenser includes a first tube that is fluidly coupled to a first port of the Y-connector, with the first tube being configured to deliver ozone gas to the cold tank. The dispenser further includes a second tube that is fluidly coupled to a second port of the Y-connector, with the second tube being configured to deliver ozone gas to the water bottle. The ozone gas is effective to sterilize and prevent biofilm formation within the interior areas of the cold tank and water bottle. The dispensers further include an in-line flow restrictor positioned in-line with either the first tube or second tube, which helps balance the flow of ozone that is delivered to the cold tank and water bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: George Yui, Andrei Yui
  • Publication number: 20160362286
    Abstract: Bottom-loading bottled water dispensers are disclosed that include hot water sanitizing capabilities (and, optionally, UV light sanitizing features). The dispensers include a water bottle that is operably connected to a pump that is configured to extract water from the bottle and force the water through one or more tubes and into a cold tank. The cold tank includes an evaporator that is configured to chill the water in the cold tank. The dispensers further include a hot tank that is fluidly coupled to the cold tank through one or more tubes, with the hot tank being attached to a heating element that is configured to heat the water in the hot tank. In addition, the dispensers include an electronic control board that is configured to heat a volume of water contained in the cold tank above a defined threshold temperature and for a defined period of time that is effective to sanitize the internal surfaces of the cold tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: George Yui, Andrei Yui
  • Publication number: 20160362285
    Abstract: Bottom-loading bottled water dispensers are disclosed that include hot water sanitizing capabilities (and, optionally, UV light sanitizing features). The dispensers include a water bottle that is operably connected to a pump that is configured to extract water from the bottle and force the water through one or more tubes and into a cold tank. The cold tank includes an evaporator that is configured to chill the water in the cold tank. The dispensers further include a hot tank that is fluidly coupled to the cold tank through one or more tubes, with the hot tank being attached to a heating element that is configured to heat the water in the hot tank. In addition, the dispensers include an electronic control board that is configured to heat a volume of water contained in the cold tank above a defined threshold temperature and for a defined period of time that is effective to sanitize the internal surfaces of the cold tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: George Yui, Andrei Yui
  • Publication number: 20160362287
    Abstract: Top-loading bottled water dispensers are disclosed that include hot water sanitizing capabilities (and, optionally, ozone sanitizing features). The dispensers include a cold tank equipped with an evaporator that is configured to chill the water in the cold tank. The dispensers further include a hot tank that is fluidly coupled to the cold tank through one or more tubes, with the hot tank being attached to a heating element that is configured to heat the water in the hot tank. In addition, the dispensers include an electronic control board that is configured to heat the volume of water contained in the cold tank above a defined threshold temperature and for a defined period of time that is effective to sanitize the internal surfaces of the cold tank. The dispensers further include a floating disk valve that is configured to prevent entry of hot water into the water bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: George Yui, Andrei Yui
  • Publication number: 20160338528
    Abstract: Combined water dispensers and coffee making devices are disclosed, which include a cabinet configured to house a water bottle in a bottom half of the interior portion of the cabinet; a cold tank that is configured to receive water from the water bottle, which is connected to an evaporator; one or more hot tanks that are configured to receive water (directly or indirectly) from the cold tank, which are connected to a heating coil to heat the water that is contained therein; and a coffee making device located on a top side of the cabinet. The coffee making device receives water from the hot tank, receives a disposable cartridge that contains coffee grinds for a single-serving of coffee, causes water to contact the coffee grinds to produce a coffee beverage, and employs a set of spikes to make water entry and exit apertures in the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: George Yui, Andrei Yui
  • Publication number: 20160244951
    Abstract: Devices and methods for condensing, cooling, heating, sanitizing, and dispensing drinkable water that is collected from atmospheric water vapor are disclosed. The devices generally include a dehumidifier that is configured to harvest and condense atmospheric water vapor within the device; and a collection tank that is configured to receive and collect condensed atmospheric water vapor within the dehumidifier. The devices further include a first means for heating water within the collection tank to a temperature that is effective to kill bacteria; and a first tube that fluidly connects the collection tank with a cold water tank. The first tube includes one or more in-line filters through which water must travel to reach the cold water tank. The devices further include a second means for heating water within the cold water tank to a temperature that is effective to kill bacteria, and a second tube that fluidly connects the cold water tank with a hot water tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventor: George Yui
  • Publication number: 20160040416
    Abstract: A bidet seat is disclosed that includes a body that forms a sitting pedestal; a cavity formed within the body; a seat cover that surrounds the cavity and is adapted to receive a sitting person; and a water storage tank located outside of the body. The water storage tank is fluidly coupled to a water inlet and a water outlet, with the water inlet being fluidly coupled to an external water line and the water outlet being fluidly coupled to a cleaning nozzle housed within the cavity or a shower rose located outside of the cavity. The water storage tank is configured to allow water contained therein to increase in temperature to room temperature, without using an electrical energy source. The water may then be transferred to the cleaning nozzle or shower rose, with the increased temperature of the water enhancing user comfort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventor: George Yui
  • Publication number: 20140208953
    Abstract: Combined water dispensers and coffee making devices are disclosed, which include a cabinet configured to house a water bottle in a bottom half of the interior portion of the cabinet; a cold tank that is configured to receive water from the water bottle, which is connected to an evaporator; one or more hot tanks that are configured to receive water (directly or indirectly) from the cold tank, which are connected to a heating coil to heat the water that is contained therein; and a coffee making device located on a top side of the cabinet. The coffee making device receives water from the hot tank, receives a disposable cartridge that contains coffee grinds for a single-serving of coffee, causes water to contact the coffee grinds to produce a coffee beverage, and employs a set of spikes to make water entry and exit apertures in the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: George Yui, Andrei Yui, Wang Qiubo
  • Publication number: 20140131385
    Abstract: Bottom loading water dispensers are disclosed. The water dispensers include a cabinet having an exterior portion and an interior portion. The interior portion of the cabinet is configured to house a water bottle, in a bottom half of the cabinet. The dispensers also include a set of water dispensing actuator buttons, which include at least one child safety latch. The dispensers further include a bottle tray disposed in the bottom half of the interior portion of the cabinet, which is configured to receive a bottom surface of the water bottle in the upright position. Importantly, the bottle tray is slanted from a front side to a backside of the tray. A front door of the water dispensers also include a drip tray assembly, which is located beneath an external tap and is integrally formed with a top portion of a front door of the cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: George Yui, Alexander Sascha Yui
  • Publication number: 20130118972
    Abstract: Bottled water dispensers are disclosed that include a modular water filter, particularly bottom loading water dispensers that include a pump to move water through the water dispenser. The water filters include a bottom container with an open top end, and a cap portion with an open bottom end (which is configured to be attached to the open top end of the bottom container). The water filters also include an interior container which (i) resides within the interior area of the water filter when the bottom container and cap portion are connected to each other and (ii) includes one or more filters through which water may pass within the water filter. The water filter is modular and may be used and replaced within bottled water dispensers as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: George Yui
  • Publication number: 20120189502
    Abstract: Devices and methods for sterilizing bottled water coolers (and water dispensed from such coolers) are disclosed. More specifically, a bottled water cooler is disclosed that includes a water bottle, a cabinet, a cold tank, a bottle receptacle located in the bottom half of the cabinet that is configured to receive the water bottle, and an ozone generator. The ozone generator is capable of dispensing ozone gas within the water bottle and/or cold tank, such that the ozone gas will be effective to sterilize the interior portions of the water bottle and/or cold tank (and the water contained therein).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: George Yui
  • Patent number: 8191741
    Abstract: Bottled water dispensers that include a cabinet having an exterior portion, which includes side walls, a top wall, and a bottom wall. The water dispensers include at least one water dispensing actuator, which includes a cap portion having an exterior top surface that is flush with the top wall of the bottled water dispenser. The cap portion also includes a button that is substantially parallel with a side wall of the dispenser. The exterior top surface of the cap portion must be pressed downwards, and the button must be pushed inwards, in order to release water from the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: George Yui
  • Patent number: 8156627
    Abstract: Methods for manufacturing a front portion of a bottled water dispenser are provided. The methods include forming a top panel and a bottom panel from sheet metal, such that the top and bottom panels exhibit an exterior surface that is convex. The top and bottom panels are formed by bending a left and right side portion thereof inwards, in order to create the convex exterior surface of the top and bottom panels. The methods further include forming a middle panel from sheet metal, such that an exterior surface of the middle panel is concave. The middle panel is formed by applying a draw force to the center portion of the middle panel to create the concave exterior surface—and bending the left and right side portions of the middle panel inward. The bottom, middle, and top panels may then be connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: George Yui
  • Patent number: 8153074
    Abstract: An ozone generating system includes a water reservoir for accepting water from a water source, such as an inverted water bottle or a point of use water source. Once delivered to the reservoir, water therein may be dispensed for human consumption. An ozone generator produces ozone and such ozone is delivered to water within the reservoir through an ozone diffuser connected to the ozone generator and positioned within the water reservoir at a central bottom location. The water reservoir includes a cover which is sealed closed to prevent release of generated ozone into the atmosphere. Filter means, such as an active carbon filter, is provided which captures and neutralizes excess ozone within the reservoir. Preferably, the ozone generator is mounted inside of the dispenser, either above the water reservoir or below the water tank, inside of the cooler cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: George Yui
  • Publication number: 20120074166
    Abstract: Bottled water dispensers are disclosed that include a water bottle receptacle. The water bottle receptacle includes a first and second floating baffle (with a hole disposed in the center portion of the second floating baffle). A raised ring having a triangular cross-sectional shape is located at the bottom portion of the receptacle, which makes contact with the second floating baffle, when the second floating baffle is buoyantly forced upwards into the raised ring to close an aperture through which water is transferred from the water bottle into a cold tank of the water dispenser (during hot water sterilization procedures, when the water level in a cold tank of the dispenser exceeds a threshold level). The second floating baffle is effective to prevent the undesirable heating of water contained within the water bottle during such hot water sterilization procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventor: George Yui
  • Publication number: 20110259913
    Abstract: Bottom loading water dispensers are disclosed. The water dispensers include a cabinet having an exterior portion and an interior portion. The interior portion of the cabinet is configured to house a water bottle, in a bottom half of the cabinet. The dispensers also include a set of water dispensing actuator buttons, which include at least one child safety latch. The dispensers further include a bottle tray disposed in the bottom half of the interior portion of the cabinet, which is configured to receive a bottom surface of the water bottle in the upright position. Importantly, the bottle tray is slanted from a front side to a backside of the tray. A front door of the water dispensers also include a drip tray assembly, which is located beneath an external tap and is integrally formed with a top portion of a front door of the cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: George Yui, Alexander Sascha Yui