Patents by Inventor James Lau

James Lau 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: 20210316109
    Abstract: A humidifier comprises a water reservoir and a reservoir dock configured to receive the water reservoir in an operative position. The water reservoir is configured to hold a volume of liquid. The water reservoir includes a chamber and a single conduit providing an inner opening arranged within the chamber. The reservoir dock includes a dock inlet conduit arranged to receive the flow of air from the RPT device. The dock inlet conduit is structured and arranged to extend within the single conduit of the water reservoir when the water reservoir reaches the operative position such that the dock inlet conduit and the single conduit at least partially overlap one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph Samuel ORMROD, Michael James DENT, Wei Liang LAU
  • Publication number: 20210319797
    Abstract: Computer-implemented method and system for receiving and processing one or more moment-associating elements. For example, the computer-implemented method includes receiving the one or more moment-associating elements, transforming the one or more moment-associating elements into one or more pieces of moment-associating information, and transmitting at least one piece of the one or more pieces of moment-associating information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: YUN FU, SIMON LAU, KAISUKE NAKAJIMA, JULIUS CHENG, SAM SONG LIANG, JAMES MASON ALTREUTER, KEAN KHEONG CHIN, ZHENHAO GE, HITESH ANAND GUPTA, XIAOKE HUANG, JAMES FRANCIS McATEER, BRIAN FRANCIS WILLIAMS, TAO XING
  • Publication number: 20210295970
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to facilitate the efficient generation and submission of medical eligibility and medical claim data. In a method, a modified pharmacy benefits transaction associated with a patient is received that is formatted in a first predefined format. The modified pharmacy benefits transaction is parsed to determine an indicator and data is extracted from the modified pharmacy benefits transaction based on the indicator. A database is accessed to retrieve additional data that is at least partly based on a pharmacy with which the source is associated, a potential payor of the medical transaction or a medication that is a subject of the medical transaction. A medical transaction is generated that includes the extracted data and the additional data and formatted in a second predefined format. A response to the medical transaction is then transmitted to a source for display to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: McKesson Corporation
    Inventors: Jamie LAU, Elizabeth Kaye, Roy Toney, Ramond McBeth, Anika Khare, James Adair
  • Publication number: 20210271747
    Abstract: An e-vapor apparatus may include a pod assembly including a pre-vapor formulation compartment, a first electrical connector, a vapor channel traversing the pre-vapor formulation compartment, and a vaporizer, the pre-vapor formulation compartment configured to hold a pre-vapor formulation therein and in fluidic communication with the vaporizer during an operation of the e-vapor apparatus, the first electrical connector including first and second power electrodes, the first power electrode including a first contact portion on an exterior of the first electrical connector and a first extended portion configured to contact an anode portion of the vaporizer, the second power electrode including a second contact portion on the exterior of the first electrical connector and a second extended portion configured to contact a cathode portion of the vaporizer. The e-vapor apparatus may further include a dispensing body including a second electrical connector configured to connect to the first electrical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Ryan NEWCOMB, Terry BACHE, Eric HAWES, Raymond LAU, Cristian POPA, James YORKSHADES
  • Patent number: 11099469
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are provided for an ultra-short throw projector. The projector may include an illuminator having an ellipsoidal reflector, a light emitting diode (LED) positioned inside of the ellipsoidal reflector, and a Fresnel lens positioned inside of the ellipsoidal reflector. The projector may include a circular transmissive liquid crystal display (LCD) and a three-element plastic projection lens positioned outside of the ellipsoidal reflector, wherein the circular transmissive LCD is positioned between the ellipsoidal reflector and the three-element plastic projection lens, wherein the ellipsoidal reflector reflects light emitted by the LED, wherein the Fresnel lens refracts light emitted by the LED, and wherein the three-element plastic projection lens projects the reflected light and the refracted light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gareth James Selfe, Eric Gifford Marason, Suchit Shah, Robert Domingo Lau, John Larkin, Mark Steven Pearson
  • Patent number: 11100943
    Abstract: A system for processing and presenting a conversation includes a sensor, a processor, and a presenter. The sensor is configured to capture an audio-form conversation. The processor is configured to automatically transform the audio-form conversation into a transformed conversation. The transformed conversation includes a synchronized text, wherein the synchronized text is synchronized with the audio-form conversation. The presenter is configured to present the transformed conversation including the synchronized text and the audio-form conversation. The presenter is further configured to present the transformed conversation to be navigable, searchable, assignable, editable, and shareable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Otter.ai, Inc.
    Inventors: Yun Fu, Simon Lau, Kaisuke Nakajima, Julius Cheng, Gelei Chen, Sam Song Liang, James Mason Altreuter, Kean Kheong Chin, Zhenhao Ge, Hitesh Anand Gupta, Xiaoke Huang, James Francis McAteer, Brian Francis Williams, Tao Xing
  • Patent number: 10111722
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a task specific robot for the procedure of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). This robot has two arms with nine degrees of freedom (DOF), and the capability of tissue elevation and dissection. An optimal design of these robot arms requires the use of shape memory alloy (SMA) wire and steel wire actuators to develop an improved actuation mechanism, which enables force to be transmitted to the distal tip of the robot arms for an efficient tissue elevation and dissection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
    Inventors: Chung Yan Carmen Poon, Wai Yan Philip Chiu, Yeung Yam, Yun Wong James Lau, Ka Chun Lau
  • Patent number: 9852118
    Abstract: Markup language inputs are received for generating a markup language description of an item to be rendered. The markup language inputs include in-line metadata describing a transformation to be performed on a data item before it is rendered. The markup language description, including the in-line metadata describing the transformation, is generated and presented for transformation and rendering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Gareth A. Jones, James Lau, Srivatsa Srinivasan, Fnu Arun Sudhir
  • Patent number: 9410713
    Abstract: An integrated efficient fan controller circuit device for controlling a fan of a heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system, comprising an input-output port, a voltage regulator, a microprocessor, and a transistor wherein the transistor turns on the microprocessor that sends a trigger signal to the gate of a triac which controls the fan of an HVAC system to switch OFF the HVAC fan operation when the thermostat fan output is in float or unknown state. The proposed circuit avoids the floating state of the thermostat fan output and keeps the HVAC fan either in ON state or in OFF state. The transistor acts as a switch and the collector of the transistor is connected to the input terminal of microprocessor which controls the triac operation. The microprocessor measures the real time temperature of the system and controls the operation of the HVAC fan. The present invention handles the switching OFF of the HVAC fan operation when the thermostat fan is switched to OFF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventor: James Lau
  • Publication number: 20160166343
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a task specific robot for the procedure of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). This robot has two arms with nine degrees of freedom (DOF), and the capability of tissue elevation and dissection. An optimal design of these robot arms requires the use of shape memory alloy (SMA) wire and steel wire actuators to develop an improved actuation mechanism, which enables force to be transmitted to the distal tip of the robot arms for an efficient tissue elevation and dissection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Chung Yan Carmen Poon, Wai Yan Philip Chiu, Yeung Yam, Yun Wong James Lau, Ka Chun Lau
  • Patent number: 9329847
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for implementing a programmable chip using a high-level language. Code sequences such as high-level language software critical loops are converted into read/transform/write (RXW) processes with buffer based flow control between the processes. Having separate read and write processes allows an arbitrary number of sequential reads/writes to occur in any order, subject to buffer size, allowing bursting/sequential transactions that are more efficient than random accesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: ALTERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey Orion Pritchard, Jarrod Colin James Blackburn, David James Lau, Philippe Molson, James L. Ball, Jesse Kempa
  • Publication number: 20150331838
    Abstract: Markup language inputs are received for generating a markup language description of an item to be rendered. The markup language inputs include in-line metadata describing a transformation to be performed on a data item before it is rendered. The markup language description, including the in-line metadata describing the transformation, is generated and presented for transformation and rendering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gareth A. Jones, James Lau, Srivatsa Srinivasan, Fnu Arun Sudhir
  • Publication number: 20150060038
    Abstract: An integrated efficient fan controller circuit device for controlling a fan of a heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system, comprising an input-output port, a voltage regulator, a microprocessor, and a transistor wherein the transistor turns on the microprocessor that sends a trigger signal to the gate of a triac which controls the fan of an HVAC system to switch OFF the HVAC fan operation when the thermostat fan output is in float or unknown state. The proposed circuit avoids the floating state of the thermostat fan output and keeps the HVAC fan either in ON state or in OFF state. The transistor acts as a switch and the collector of the transistor is connected to the input terminal of microprocessor which controls the triac operation. The microprocessor measures the real time temperature of the system and controls the operation of the HVAC fan. The present invention handles the switching OFF of the HVAC fan operation when the thermostat fan is switched to OFF.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: James Lau
  • Patent number: 8578356
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for implementing a programmable chip using a high-level language. Code sequences such as high-level language software critical loops are converted into read/transform/write (RXW) processes with buffer based flow control between the processes. Having separate read and write processes allows an arbitrary number of sequential reads/writes to occur in any order, subject to buffer size, allowing bursting/sequential transactions that are more efficient than random accesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Altera Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Orion Pritchard, Jarrod Colin James Blackburn, David James Lau, Philippe Molson, James L. Ball, Jesse Kempa
  • Patent number: D695954
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: RAB Lighting Inc.
    Inventors: Vincenzo Guercio, James Lau
  • Patent number: D713091
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: RAB Lighting Inc.
    Inventors: Vincenzo Guercio, James Lau, Dan Wang-Munson
  • Patent number: D722194
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: RAB Lighting Inc.
    Inventors: Vincenzo Guercio, James Lau
  • Patent number: D747525
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: RAB Lighting Inc.
    Inventors: Vincenzo Guercio, James Lau
  • Patent number: D807538
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: RAB Lighting Inc.
    Inventors: Vincenzo Guercio, Jiang Hu, James Lau
  • Patent number: D889723
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: CLEANLIFE ENERGY LLC
    Inventor: James Lau