Patents by Inventor John To

John To 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: 10568356
    Abstract: Improved delivery of additive materials to cigarettes is provided through the use of one or more capsules containing additive materials, such as flavor components, in the filter section of a cigarette. The sealed capsule or capsules are subjected to an external force, such as squeezing, by a smoker prior to or during smoking of the cigarette in order to release at least a portion of the additive material from the one or more capsules and expose the additive material to mainstream smoke passing through the filter. The sealed capsules provide a barrier between the additive materials and other cigarettes components, such as sorbents or filter materials, in order to reduce additive material migration into the other cigarette components prior to desired use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Georgios Karles, Martin Garthaffner, Richard Jupe, Diane Kellogg, Ila Skinner, Jose Nepomuceno, John Layman, Constance Morgan, Jay A. Fournier
  • Patent number: 10575226
    Abstract: A wireless network may provide system information by either a fixed periodic broadcast or broad-beam transmission or in response to a request by a user equipment (UE). The wireless network may broadcast (or broad-beam transmit) a signal that indicates to the UEs within a cell or zone coverage area that system information is to be transmitted on a fixed periodic schedule or in response to a request sent by one or more UEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Keiichi Kubota, Tingfang Ji, Naga Bhushan, Gavin Bernard Horn, John Edward Smee, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Wei Zeng
  • Patent number: 10575350
    Abstract: A disclosed wireless tunneling system tunnels communications between two processing apparatuses through a wireless link, while maintaining compliance of the communications between the two processing apparatuses with at least two different wired communication protocols. In one embodiment, the wireless tunneling system includes two wireless tunneling apparatuses that communicate with each other through the wireless link. A local wireless tunneling apparatus is coupled to a local processing apparatus through a wired connection and a remote wireless tunneling apparatus is coupled to the remote processing apparatus through another wired connection. The two processing apparatuses may communicate with each other through the wireless link using the two wireless tunneling apparatuses as if the two processing apparatuses were connected through wired connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Ubistar Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sohrab Emami, Brian Henry John, Jean-Marc Laurent, Nishit Kumar, Wen Tang, Hai Zhu
  • Patent number: 10575355
    Abstract: Application processes executing on a mobile device can interact with interfaces (e.g., routines of an application programming interface) exposed on that mobile device in order to establish a wireless connection either directly to a network (e.g., the Internet) or directly to an intermediary device through which the application processes can then communicate with the network indirectly. The intermediary device can communicate with the network on behalf of the mobile device. The application processes can remain unaware, in either case, of whether the interfaces are communicating with the network through the intermediary device or not. The interfaces can insulate the application processes from that fact. The use of the intermediary device can be transparent to the application processes, such that the manner in which the application processes transmit and receive data using the interfaces remains constant regardless of whether the intermediary device is involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel M. Vinegrad, John J. Iarocci, Marc J. Krochmal
  • Patent number: 10575299
    Abstract: A UE is configured to receive an RRC message including first information containing a frequency hopping mode, a periodicity and a number of repetitions, and second information containing a slot offset, a time domain allocation indicating a start symbol and a length, a frequency domain allocation, and a frequency hopping offset. The UE is configured to determine, according to the first and second information, a plurality of PUSCH resources for repetitions of a transport block. A first one of the plurality of PUSCH resources is determined based on the periodicity, the slot offset, the time domain allocation, and the frequency domain allocation. The remaining ones of the plurality of PUSCH resources are to use consecutive slots. The UE is configured to transmit, on the plurality of PUSCH resources, the repetitions of the transport block, where the repetitions start on the first PUSCH resource associated with Redundancy Version 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kai Ying, Tatsushi Aiba, Toshizo Nogami, John M. Kowalski, Zhanping Yin, KyungHo Kim
  • Patent number: 10575304
    Abstract: In some examples, a first network node of a first network sends, in response to a request from a user equipment (UE) served by a second network, a transmission configuration to a second network node of the second network, the transmission configuration relating to a configuration used for a direct wireless transmission between the UE and a wireless device. The first network node sends scheduling information granting a resource for use by the UE in the direct wireless transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Rene Faurie, Stephen John Barrett, Eswar Vutukuri, Gordon Peter Young
  • Patent number: 10575433
    Abstract: There is disclosed an enclosure and cooling system for electronic equipment that provides forced-air cooling of multiple compartmentalized electronics assemblies while simultaneously isolating the electronics assemblies from the ambient environment, keeping the electronics assemblies free from contamination due to harmful dust, dirt, water, corrosives, and other airborne foreign matter. Embodiments include an air-conduction cooled environmentally-sealed electronics enclosure having at least first and second environmentally-sealed electronics compartments, each containing a respective electronic assembly. A common-air cooling channel containing a fin core is disposed between the first and the second electronics compartments, such that ambient air drawn from an air intake, through the common channel, and out an air exhaust removes heat generated by the electronic assemblies within the sealed compartments to an exterior of the enclosure. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Stored Energy Systems, a Limited Liability Company
    Inventors: John Flavin, Kyle Miller, Jeff Sorge, William Kaewert
  • Patent number: 10575449
    Abstract: A device including a controller, an EMI shield and heater assembly, and an electrically conducting chassis. The EMI shield and heater assembly has a conductive layer and a plurality of conductive input lines. The conductive layer is divided into a plurality of cells, which are connected to adjacent cells via conductive layer material and have a cut in the conductive layer material between adjacent cells. The plurality of conductive input lines are connected to respective of the voltage outputs and electrically contact only a first group of cells. The controller is configured to provide respective voltages to the first group of cells to heat regions of the conductive layer. The electrically conducting chassis is electrically connected to a second group of cells, and electrically isolated from the first group of cells. None of the cells in the first group of cells are adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC.
    Inventor: John G. Kraemer
  • Patent number: 10575427
    Abstract: Mounting systems can attach electronic devices to a wall such as a wall of a television or a wall of a building. Electronic devices can generate a substantial amount of heat that can be trapped by mounting systems. The mount ventilation systems described herein can allow cool air to flow around electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Innovelis, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric John Wengreen, Brian Jeffrey Wengreen
  • Patent number: 10575448
    Abstract: An apparatus for grounding a heat sink utilizing shape-memory alloy includes a printed circuit board, a logic chip, a heat sink, and a first grounding member, wherein the first grounding member is a shape-memory alloy. The apparatus further includes the logic chip electrically coupled to the printed circuit board and the heat sink disposed on a top surface of the logic chip. The apparatus further includes a first end of the first grounding member electrically coupled to the heat sink, wherein a second end of the grounding first member is disposed on a first ground land of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Theron L. Lewis, Timothy P. Younger, David J. Braun, James D. Bielick, Jennifer Bennett, Stephen M. Hugo, John R. Dangler
  • Patent number: 10575398
    Abstract: Tamper-respondent assemblies and methods of fabrication are provided which include at least one tamper-respondent sensor and a detector. The at least one tamper-respondent sensor includes conductive lines which form, at least in part, at least one tamper-detect network of the tamper-respondent sensor(s). In addition, the tamper-respondent sensor(s) includes at least one interconnect element associated with one or more conductive lines of the conductive lines forming, at least in part, the tamper-detect network(s). The interconnect element(s) includes at least one interconnect characteristic selected to facilitate obscuring a circuit lay of the at least one tamper-detect network. In operation, the detector monitors the tamper-detect network(s) of the tamper-respondent sensor(s) for a tamper event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James A. Busby, John R. Dangler, Michael J. Fisher, David C. Long
  • Patent number: 10575388
    Abstract: A method of configuring and managing a DALI network includes displaying rows of cells on a display of a mobile device. The cells are associated with addresses on DALI networks. The method further includes selecting, by the mobile device, a DALI controller, where DALI controller is connected to a DALI network. The method also includes detecting, by the DALI controller, DALI devices that are on the DALI network, where the DALI devices are controlled by the DALI controller. The DALI controller is configured to detect the DALI devices in response to a request from the mobile device. The method further includes displaying, within some or all cells in the row of cells displayed on the display of the mobile device, icons representing the DALI devices, where each cell having an icon displayed therein is associated with an address of a respective DALI device on the DALI network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventor: Stephen John Shepherd
  • Patent number: D876053
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventor: Nicholas John Daiber
  • Patent number: D876087
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Anthony John de Ruyter
  • Patent number: D876169
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: LYNK, INC.
    Inventors: Richard B. Klein, Mark A. Etter, Andrew J. Meier, John Robinson Figgs-Hoard
  • Patent number: D876215
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: PRIMAPAK LLC
    Inventors: James J. Sanfilippo, John E. Sanfilippo
  • Patent number: D876257
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignees: Sensa Bues AB, Partnership for Clean Competition
    Inventors: John Trainor, Michael Pearlmutter
  • Patent number: D876288
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Railrunner, N.A., Inc.
    Inventors: John Grube, Gelu-Cristian Ciuic√£
  • Patent number: D876302
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: PACCAR Inc
    Inventors: Jonathan S. Duncan, Amanda Koh, Peter Vurpillat, Chris Small, Cameron Ellis, Harry Waraich, John Jackson, Rebecca Kern
  • Patent number: D876432
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: John P. Franz, Charles W. Cochran, Yinggang Du