Patents by Inventor Jingwei Tan

Jingwei Tan 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: 20210369054
    Abstract: A food processor combines steaming of food on a support, and blending. The support is rotated about the same shaft as the blender blade, to release the food on the support centrifugally so that it drops to the blender blade. This enables an automated process with optimized steaming and blending.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Zhenzhen CAI, Tao KONG, Cong TIAN, Jingwei TAN
  • Patent number: 11129489
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling the taste of coffee, a method of controlling the taste of coffee and a coffee maker including the apparatus. The apparatus includes a control unit, configured to determine a target pH value of water corresponding to a desired coffee taste, and a corresponding adjustment control signal; and a pH adjustment unit, configured to adjust, in response to the adjustment control signal applied to the pH adjustment unit, the pH value of water to be fed into a brewing unit of a coffee maker to the target pH value. In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, the pH value of water to be fed to a brewing unit of a coffee maker may be adjusted for a desired coffee taste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Qiao Hua, Declan Patrick Kelly, Guangwei Wang, Jingwei Tan
  • Patent number: 11058140
    Abstract: A apparatus (100) for roasting coffee beans is disclosed comprising a compartment (110) for holding coffee beans (10); a roasting element (140) for roasting the coffee beans in said compartment; and a processor (130) comprising a control unit (134) for controlling the roasting element. Wherein, the processor (130) is adapted to determine a weight loss rate of the coffee beans, and the control unit (134) is adapted to control the roasting element as a function of the determined weight loss rate. A coffee machine including such an apparatus and a method for roasting coffee beans are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jingwei Tan, Jun Shi, Yanyan Wang, Jun Zhou, Declan Patrick Kelly
  • Patent number: 11019839
    Abstract: A coffee roasting apparatus is disclosed comprising a compartment for holding coffee beans, a heating arrangement for heating the coffee beans in the compartment during a roasting process of the coffee beans, a volatile organic compound sensor for determining a total concentration of volatile organic compounds residing in the compartment, and a controller for controlling the heating arrangement. The controller is adapted to determine whether a rate of change in the total concentration of volatile organic compounds exceeds a predefined threshold and control the heating arrangement based on a determination that the rate of change in the total concentration of volatile organic compounds exceeds the predefined threshold. A coffee brewing apparatus including such a coffee roasting apparatus and a coffee roasting method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jun Shi, Jingwei Tan, Jun Zhou
  • Patent number: 11006652
    Abstract: A coffee roasting apparatus is disclosed that comprises a compartment for holding coffee beans, a heating arrangement for directing a heated air flow through the compartment during a roasting process of the coffee beans, a particulate matter sensor for detecting a peak amount of particulate matter released by the coffee beans, a timer for determining an amount of time lapsed from a start of the roasting process until the detection of the peak amount, and a controller arranged to control the heating arrangement. The controller is adapted to select a defined control time as a function of the lapsed amount of time and apply the defined control time to the heating arrangement after first cracking of the coffee beans to complete the roasting process. A coffee brewing apparatus including such a coffee roasting apparatus and a method of controlling such a coffee roasting apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jun Shi, Jingwei Tan
  • Publication number: 20200397188
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a food processor (10). It is described to hold (110) a first food product in a food chamber, wherein food processing means are configured to process at least the first food product in the food chamber. An ingredient identification module determines (120) if either sucrose or fructose is the dominant sugar in the first food product to be processed. A processing unit determines (130) a processing protocol for processing the first food product, wherein determination of the processing protocol comprises utilization of the determined dominant sugar in the first food product. The food processing means processes (140) at least the first food product in the food chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Jiani TANG, Jingwei TAN
  • Patent number: 10842166
    Abstract: A roasting device and method of roasting partially roasted coffee beans includes acts of obtaining a roast level of the partially roasted coffee beans; determining a roasting profile for roasting based on at least the roast level of the partially roasted coffee beans prior to roasting; and roasting the partially roasted coffee beans according to the determined roasting profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Declan Patrick Kelly, Jingwei Tan, Yanyan Wang
  • Publication number: 20200359662
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and a method for soaking foodstuff in a liquid under set acid pH conditions of the liquid so as to reduce a content of phytic acid and/or phytate contained in the foodstuff. The apparatus comprises a vessel for receiving the foodstuff and for receiving the liquid for soaking the foodstuff within the vessel. The apparatus further comprises an amount determining system which is configured to determine an amount of the liquid and/or an amount of the foodstuff to be used for the soaking within the vessel and a pH adjusting system configured to perform an electrolysis of at least a portion of the liquid for adjusting a pH level of the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Yun CHEN, Jingwei TAN, Weihua LU
  • Patent number: 10712868
    Abstract: A processing system for force baseline management includes sensor circuitry configured to obtain capacitive sensing signals of a sensing region from sensor electrodes, and processing circuitry coupled to the sensor circuitry and configured to determine, from the capacitive sensing signals, force measurements and touch measurements. The processing circuitry is further configured to modify a force baseline at a decreased rate in response to determining a presence of an input object using the force measurements and an absence of the input object using the touch measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Ying Wang, Earl Peng, Jingwei Tan
  • Publication number: 20200129000
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling the taste of coffee, a method of controlling the taste of coffee and a coffee maker including the apparatus. The apparatus includes a control unit, configured to determine a target pH value of water corresponding to a desired coffee taste, and a corresponding adjustment control signal; and a pH adjustment unit, configured to adjust, in response to the adjustment control signal applied to the pH adjustment unit, the pH value of water to be fed into a brewing unit of a coffee maker to the target pH value. In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, the pH value of water to be fed to a brewing unit of a coffee maker may be adjusted for a desired coffee taste.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: QIAO HUA, DECLAN PATRICK KELLY, GUANGWEI WANG, JINGWEI TAN
  • Patent number: 10531675
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a method for controlling a roasting process of coffee beans comprises sampling a first batch of coffee beans and a second batch of coffee beans from said coffee beans during roasting (S12; S42); detecting a surface color of the first batch of coffee beans (S14; S44); grinding the second batch of coffee beans and detecting a powder color of the second batch of coffee beans after grinding (S16; S46); and controlling the roasting process at least partially based on the detected surface color of the first batch of coffee beans and the detected powder color of the first batch of coffee beans (S18; S48). The present invention also provides apparatus using the above described method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Jingwei Tan
  • Patent number: 10517422
    Abstract: A coffee roasting apparatus is disclosed that comprises a compartment for holding coffee beans; a roasting element for roasting the coffee beans in said compartment; a controller for controlling the roasting element; and a sensor for monitoring a total amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released by said coffee beans during roasting and providing the controller with an indication of said monitored amount. The controller is adapted to receive an indication of the total weight of the coffee beans in the compartment and control the roasting element as a function of the indication of the monitored total amount and the indication of the total weight, said function defining the total VOC release characteristics of said coffee beans during roasting. A coffee brewing apparatus and coffee roasting method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jingwei Tan, Jun Zhou, Jun Shi
  • Patent number: 10517313
    Abstract: A coffee roasting apparatus including a compartment for holding coffee beans; a roasting element for roasting the coffee beans in the compartment; and a controller for controlling the roasting element. The controller is configured to control the roasting element as a function of a rate of change in the volume of the coffee beans residing in the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jingwei Tan, Jun Zhou, Declan Patrick Kelly, Yanyan Wang
  • Patent number: 10521051
    Abstract: An input device (100) is configured to detect force being applied to an input region (120) of the device (100) by an input object (140), in addition to the position of the input object (140) using touch sensing methods. The input device (100) applies a position-based jitter force filter to the force sensor data to compensate for a non-uniform response across the input device (100), as well as the movement of an input object (140).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ying Wang, Earl Peng, Jingwei Tan
  • Patent number: 10512356
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling the taste of coffee, a method of controlling the taste of coffee and a coffee maker including the apparatus. The apparatus includes a control unit, configured to determine a target pH value of water corresponding to a desired coffee taste, and a corresponding adjustment control signal; and a pH adjustment unit, configured to adjust, in response to the adjustment control signal applied to the pH adjustment unit, the pH value of water to be fed into a brewing unit of a coffee maker to the target pH value. In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, the pH value of water to be fed to a brewing unit of a coffee maker may be adjusted for a desired coffee taste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Qiao Hua, Declan Patrick Kelly, Guangwei Wang, Jingwei Tan
  • Patent number: 10334981
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a beverage preparation device (100) including a plurality of storage chambers for storing several ingredients having each a different taste property, a user interface (14) for receiving data representing a user's preferred taste, a taste management unit (10) and a generator (15). The taste management unit (10) includes a memory (11) for storing a reference table which describes the taste property of each ingredient and a processor (12) for determining the dosage of each ingredient to be used according to the reference table and the user's preferred taste. The generator (15) generates beverages from the several ingredients according to the determined dosage. The main advantage of this invention is that the beverage preparation device (100) can provide beverages according to the user's desired taste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jingwei Tan, Eng Cheng Khaw
  • Publication number: 20190021546
    Abstract: A kitchen appliance (10) is disclosed for cooking a meat product (1). The kitchen appliance comprises a heating element (11) adapted to heat a medium (13) for transferring heat to the meat product; a sensor (15, 25) for detecting loss of water from a contact surface of the meat product with the medium; and a controller (17) conductively coupled to the sensor. The controller is adapted to process a sensor signal produced by the sensor; and generate a control signal indicative of the meat product reaching a defined cooking state in response to the processed sensor signal being indicative of a loss of water associated with the desired cooking state from the contact surface of the meat product. A method of monitoring cooking of a meat product by such a kitchen appliance is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: JINGWEI TAN, JIANI TANG, FENG TIAN, XIAOYUN KUI
  • Publication number: 20180341363
    Abstract: A processing system for force baseline management includes sensor circuitry configured to obtain capacitive sensing signals of a sensing region from sensor electrodes, and processing circuitry coupled to the sensor circuitry and configured to determine, from the capacitive sensing signals, force measurements and touch measurements. The processing circuitry is further configured to modify a force baseline at a decreased rate in response to determining a presence of an input object using the force measurements and an absence of the input object using the touch measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Ying Wang, Earl Peng, Jingwei Tan
  • Publication number: 20180307373
    Abstract: An input device (100) is configured to detect force being applied to an input region (120) of the device (100) by an input object (140), in addition to the position of the input object (140) using touch sensing methods. The input device (100) applies a position-based jitter force filter to the force sensor data to compensate for a non-uniform response across the input device (100), as well as the movement of an input object (140).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Ying WANG, Earl PENG, Jingwei TAN
  • Publication number: 20170339973
    Abstract: A coffee roasting apparatus (100) is disclosed that comprises a compartment (110) for holding coffee beans (10); a roasting element (140) for directing a heated air flow through said compartment; a particulate matter sensor (120) for detecting a peak amount of particulate matter in said air flow; and a controller (130) arranged to control said roasting element. The controller is adapted to select a defined control time for said roasting element as a function of an amount of time lapsed from the start of the roasting process until the detection of said peak amount; and apply the defined control time to said roasting element after first cracking of the coffee beans to complete the roasting of the coffee beans in order to obtain a consistent roasting result. A coffee brewing apparatus including such a coffee roasting apparatus and a method of controlling such a coffee roasting apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V
    Inventors: JUN SHI, JINGWEI TAN