Patents by Inventor Huey-Ling Kao

Huey-Ling Kao 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: 20210003553
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for identifying a compound that binds, suppresses, blocks, inhibits, and/or modulates the activity of an olfactory receptor that is activated by a laundry malodor causing substance, a moldy malodour causing substance and/or a sweat malodor-causing substance. The method includes contacting a test substance and the laundry malodor and/or sweat malodor-causing substance to an olfactory receptor polypeptide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Huey-Ling KAO, Mushhood SHEIKH, Patrick PFISTER, Cristinel SANDU, Barry EVANS, Nicholas O'LEARY, Ben SMITH
  • Publication number: 20200345601
    Abstract: The various aspects presented herein relate to the perfumery industry. More particularly, the various aspects presented herein relate to the use of volatile compositions to limit, decrease or eliminate the perception of malodor. Such compositions include at least one malodor antagonist optionally combined with perfuming ingredients. Such compositions, their use in combination with delivery systems and their applications in consumer products are also objects of the present disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Firmenich SA
    Inventors: Huey-Ling KAO, Stefan Alexander RUIDER, Ben SMITH, Gary MARR, Matthew ROGERS, Mushhood SHEIKH, Anna WU, Patrick PFISTER, Anthony Alexander BIRKBECK, Julien COULOMB
  • Publication number: 20200002399
    Abstract: Provided herein are polypeptides that bind to the malodour-causing substance DMTS. Also provided are nucleic acid N sequences that encode for the polypeptides. Further provided herein is a method for identifying a compound that binds, suppresses, blocks, inhibits, and/or modulates the activity of one or more olfactory receptor that is activated by the malodor-causing substance DMTS comprising a) contacting the receptor, or a chimera or fragment thereof with a compound and b) determining whether the compound has an effect on the activity of the receptor. Further provided is an expression vector comprising the nucleic acid encoding the polypeptides described as well as a non-human organism or a host cell modified to express a receptor that is activated by DMTS. Also provided is the use of the polypeptides for identifying malodor modulating compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Patrick Pfister, Matthew Rogers, Huey-Ling Kao, Claude Ayome Abibi
  • Patent number: 8831257
    Abstract: An exterior power supply for a hearing aid has a battery-shaped conductor, two thin power contacts, and a DC power source. The battery-shaped conductor is received in a battery container of the hearing aid and has a top electrode and a bottom electrode. The thin power contacts are mounted to the battery-shaped conductor and respectively and electronically connected to the top and bottom electrodes of the battery-shaped conductor. Each thin power contact has a thickness matching a gap between an opening and a door of the battery container of the hearing aid. The DC power source is electronically connected to the battery-shaped conductor through a power wire and the thin power contacts to output DC power to the top and bottom electrodes of the battery-shaped conductor. Therefore, the hearing aid obtains DC power from the battery-shaped conductor and the button cell is not replaced frequently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventors: Chum Lee, Huey-Ling Kao Ulrey
  • Publication number: 20120033839
    Abstract: An exterior power supply for a hearing aid has a battery-shaped conductor, two thin power contacts, and a DC power source. The battery-shaped conductor is received in a battery container of the hearing aid and has a top electrode and a bottom electrode. The thin power contacts are mounted to the battery-shaped conductor and respectively and electronically connected to the top and bottom electrodes of the battery-shaped conductor. Each thin power contact has a thickness matching a gap between an opening and a door of the battery container of the hearing aid. The DC power source is electronically connected to the battery-shaped conductor through a power wire and the thin power contacts to output DC power to the top and bottom electrodes of the battery-shaped conductor. Therefore, the hearing aid obtains DC power from the battery-shaped conductor and the button cell is not replaced frequently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Chum LEE, Huey-Ling Kao Ulrey
  • Publication number: 20100202640
    Abstract: An exterior power supply consists a positive and negative power contacts located in the hearing aid, a wire, and a power supply. The electrode contacts use two pieces of thin plate connecting to the wire, which passes through the battery container without modifying the structure of the hearing aid. At the other end of the wire is the power supply that can be a combination of a solar cell with a chargeable battery, or a normal small battery. The multi-functional power supply has a circuit offering an electricity conduction circuit, an auto loud noise control circuit detecting background noise volume and being stopped temporarily as though the noise is overloaded and started automatically once the background noise volume is back to the normal level, and a voltage regulator circuit to control an output voltage always be 1.4 V.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventors: Chum Lee, Huey-Ling Kao Ulrey