Patents by Inventor Kenneth Kwok

Kenneth Kwok 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: 10851383
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to promoter sequences and promoter control elements, polynucleotide constructs comprising the promoters and control elements, and methods of identifying the promoters, control elements, or fragments thereof. The invention further relates to the use of the present promoters or promoter control elements to modulate transcript levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ceres, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhihong Cook, Yiwen Fang, Kenneth A. Feldmann, Edward Kiegle, Shing Kwok, Yu-Ping Lu, Leonard Medrano, Roger Pennell, Richard Schneeberger, Chuan-Yin Wu, Nestor Apuya, Jack K. Okamuro, Diane K. Jofuku, Jonathan Donson, David Van-Dinh Dang, Emilio Margolles-Clark, Nickolai Alexandrov, Tatiana Tatarinova, Noah Theiss, Danielle Grizard, Shawna Davis, Dennis Robles, Michael Portereiko
  • Patent number: 10815494
    Abstract: Methods and materials for modulating low-nitrogen tolerance levels in plants are disclosed. For example, nucleic acids encoding low nitrogen tolerance-modulating polypeptides are disclosed as well as methods for using such nucleic acids to transform plant cells. Also disclosed are plants having increased[RCL2] low-nitrogen tolerance levels and plant products produced from plants having increased low-nitrogen tolerance levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Ceres, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Nadzan, Richard Schneeberger, Han Suk Kim, David Van-dinh Dang, Kenneth A. Feldmann, Roger Pennell, Shing Kwok, Hongyu Zhang, Cory Christensen, Jack Okamuro, Fasong Zhou, Wuyi Wang, Emilio Margolles-Clark, Gerard Magpantay, Julissa Sosa, Nestor Apuya, Kerstin Piccolo, Bonnie Hund, Nickolai Alexandrov, Vyacheslav Brover, Peter Mascia
  • Publication number: 20200056199
    Abstract: Methods and materials for modulating low-nitrogen tolerance levels in plants are disclosed. For example, nucleic acids encoding low nitrogen tolerance-modulating polypeptides are disclosed as well as methods for using such nucleic acids to transform plant cells. Also disclosed are plants having increased low-nitrogen tolerance levels and plant products produced from plants having increased low-nitrogen tolerance levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory Nadzan, Richard Schneeberger, Han Suk Kim, David Van-Dinh Dang, Kenneth A. Feldmann, Roger Pennell, Shing Kwok, Hongyu Zhang, Cory Christensen, Jack Okamuro, Fasong Zhou, Wuyi Wang, Emilio Margolles-Clark, Gerard Magpantay, Julissa Sosa, Nestor Apuya, Kerstin Piccolo, Bonnie Hund, Nickolai Alexandrov, Vyacheslav Brover, Peter Mascia
  • Publication number: 20200048653
    Abstract: Methods and materials for modulating low-nitrogen tolerance levels in plants are disclosed. For example, nucleic acids encoding low nitrogen tolerance-modulating polypeptides are disclosed as well as methods for using such nucleic acids to transform plant cells. Also disclosed are plants having increased low-nitrogen tolerance levels and plant products produced from plants having increased low-nitrogen tolerance levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory Nadzan, Richard Schneeberger, Han Suk Kim, David Van-Dinh Dang, Kenneth A. Feldmann, Roger Pennell, Shing Kwok, Hongyu Zhang, Cory Christensen, Jack Okamuro, Fasong Zhou, Wuyi Wang, Emilio Margolles-Clark, Gerard Magpantay, Julissa Sosa, Nestor Apuya, Kerstin Piccolo, Bonnie Hund, Nickolai Alexandrov, Vyacheslav Brover, Peter Mascia
  • Publication number: 20200027316
    Abstract: A method for playing a modified Baccarat card game includes providing a gaming table or electronic gaming system (including via the internet) having a side bet wager spot for receiving a Bigger Win side bet that either the Player hand or the Banker hand will have a higher point value based on a scoring system different from the rules of a standard Baccarat game, having other side bet options such as Win Both side bet and In-Between side bet, receiving one or more Variable Value Tokens from a gambler, the Variable Value Tokens having an initial face value that is more than the initial cost that was paid by the gambler, determining whether the wager placed in the step of receiving is a winning wager in the Baccarat game and on the Bigger Win side bet and other side bets (if any), and dispensing a payout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Zhenhui HUANG, Kenneth Kwok Wah LIU
  • Publication number: 20200027317
    Abstract: A method for playing a modified Baccarat card game includes providing a gaming table or electronic gaming system (including via the internet) having a side bet wager spot for receiving a Bigger Win side bet that either the player hand or the banker hand will have a higher point value based on a scoring system different from the rules of a standard Baccarat game, having other side bet options such as Win Both side bet and In-Between side bet, receiving one or more Variable Value Tokens from a gambler, the Variable Value Tokens having an initial face value that is more than the initial cost that was paid by the gambler, determining whether the wager placed in the stage of receiving is a winning wager in the Baccarat game and on the Bigger Win side bet and other side bets (if any), and dispensing a payout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Zhenhui HUANG, Kenneth Kwok Wah LIU
  • Patent number: 10428344
    Abstract: Methods and materials for modulating low-nitrogen tolerance levels in plants are disclosed. For example, nucleic acids encoding low nitrogen tolerance-modulating polypeptides are disclosed as well as methods for using such nucleic acids to transform plant cells. Also disclosed are plants having increased low-nitrogen tolerance levels and plant products produced from plants having increased low-nitrogen tolerance levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: CERES, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Nadzan, Richard Schneeberger, Han Suk Kim, David Van-dinh Dang, Kenneth A. Feldmann, Roger Pennell, Shing Kwok, Hongyu Zhang, Cory Christensen, Jack Okamuro, Fasong Zhou, Wuyi Wang, Emilio Margolles-Clark, Gerard Magpantay, Julissa Sosa, Nestor Apuya, Kerstin Piccolo, Bonnie Hund, Nickolai Alexandrov, Vyacheslav Brover, Peter Mascia
  • Patent number: 10329575
    Abstract: The present invention provides DNA molecules as shown in SEQ ID NO:2199 that constitute fragments of the genome of a plant. The DNA molecules are useful for specifying a gene product in cells as regulatory sequences. One of ordinary skill in the art, having this data, can obtain cloned DNA fragments, synthetic DNA fragments or polypeptides constituting desired sequences by recombinant methodology known in the art or described therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: CERES, INC.
    Inventors: Nickolai Alexandrov, Shing Kwok, Peter Mascia, Jack Okamuro, Roger Pennell, Richard Schneeberger, Tatiana Tatarinova, Wayne Volkmuth, Nestor Apuya, Vyacheslav Brover, Jean-Baptiste Dumas, Yiwen Fang, Kenneth A. Feldmann, Diane K. Jofuku, Edward A. Kiegle, Bill Kimmerly
  • Patent number: 10112316
    Abstract: A system for orienting strands (e.g., wood strands) includes multiple rotatable shafts that extend perpendicular to a travel direction of a mat of aligned strands. Each shaft can include axially spaced agitation members that extend radially away from the shaft, such as in a direction parallel to the travel direction. A vane set can be positioned vertically below the shafts. The vane set can include multiple partitions that define inter-partition spacings parallel to the travel direction. In an example, an inter-partition spacing of the vane set can be greater along a bottom portion of adjacent partitions than along a top portion of the same adjacent partitions. In an example, an upper edge thickness of a partition can be greater than a lower edge thickness of the same partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Norbord Inc.
    Inventors: Wu Hsiung Ernest Hsu, Jaime Antonio Costa, Kenneth Kwok-Cheung Lau
  • Publication number: 20150360387
    Abstract: A system for orienting strands (e.g., wood strands) includes multiple rotatable shafts that extend perpendicular to a travel direction of a mat of aligned strands. Each shaft can include axially spaced agitation members that extend radially away from the shaft, such as in a direction parallel to the travel direction. A vane set can be positioned vertically below the shafts. The vane set can include multiple partitions that define inter-partition spacings parallel to the travel direction. In an example, an inter-partition spacing of the vane set can be greater along a bottom portion of adjacent partitions than along a top portion of the same adjacent partitions. In an example, an upper edge thickness of a partition can be greater than a lower edge thickness of the same partition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Wu Hsiung Ernest Hsu, Tony Costa, Kenneth Kwok-Cheung Lau
  • Patent number: 9136764
    Abstract: Power control systems and power control devices may include a power control chip having a power control module configured to generate a power stage control signal, and an external power stage having a timing control module. The timing control module may be configured to receive the power stage control signal and generate a timing control signal controlling at least one switch to regulate an output voltage of the external power stage. The power control device further includes an auto-configuration module configured to communicate with the external power stage and request auto-configuration information from the external power stage. A related method of auto-configuring a power control system includes communicating auto-configuration information between at least one external power stage of a power control system and a power control chip, and configuring a setting of the at least one external power stage of the power control system based on the auto-configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Integrated Device Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Krellner, Stephen Ulbrich, Kenneth Kwok
  • Patent number: 9112410
    Abstract: Power control systems and power control devices may include a power control chip having a power control module configured to generate a power stage control signal, and at least one power stage having a timing control module that is physically separate from the power control module. The timing control module may be configured to receive the power stage control signal and generate a timing control signal controlling at least one switch to regulate an output voltage of the at least one power stage. A related method may include generating power stage control information indicating an offset between an output voltage and a desired regulated output voltage, transmitting the power stage control information between modules that are physically separate, and timing signals for controlling a switching converter to regulate the output voltage. A related method of auto-configuring a power control system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOLOGY, inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Ulbrich, Jack Cornish, Kenneth Kwok, Jan Krellner
  • Publication number: 20140101782
    Abstract: This invention relates to the veracity of information displayed to a user of a computer, and information provided to a computer by human input devices such as mice and keyboards. A digital video guard (DVG) device is a peripheral that is retrofitted to commodity computer devices. The DVG resides in-line with a digital display and enables secure end-to-end interactions between a user and a displayed (usually remote) application. In-band signalling within the digital video stream is used to carry encrypted information from a local or remote source, over untrusted network infrastructure through the digital video guard device to a user. The DVG decrypts and verifies the integrity of the digital video. The integrity of the displayed information is indicated by a trusted LED on the DVG hardware. Portions of the video signal may be designated as trusted, if the received data has been encrypted, signed, or labelled as trustworthy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: The Commonwealth of Australia
    Inventors: Mark Robert Grant Beaumont, Christopher James Guildford North, Kenneth Kwok-Hei Yiu, Joshua David Green
  • Patent number: 8581659
    Abstract: Current sources, systems including the current source, and methods for regulating and/or controlling a circuit using the current source. The current source is generally configured to (i) receive a reference current, a bias voltage and a feedback/input current and (ii) provide an output current. The systems generally include the current source, a circuit directly or indirectly receiving the output current, a bias source/generator configured to provide the bias voltage, and a current reference configured to sink or source a predetermined amount of current from or to the output current. The method generally includes (a) applying a bias voltage to the current source, the current source receiving an input current and providing an output current; (b) sinking or sourcing a reference current from or to the output current; (c) applying the output of the current source directly or indirectly to a regulated circuit; and (d) providing the input current from the regulated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Dongbu Hitek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven Ulbrich, Kenneth Kwok, Jan Krellner, Joon Park
  • Patent number: 8572403
    Abstract: This invention relates to the veracity of information displayed to a user of a computer, and information provided to a computer by human input devices such as mice and keyboards. A digital video guard (DVG) device is a peripheral that is retrofitted to commodity computer devices. The DVG resides in-line with a digital display and enables secure end-to-end interactions between a user and a displayed (usually remote) application. In-band signalling within the digital video stream is used to carry encrypted information from a local or remote source, over untrusted network infrastructure through the digital video guard device to a user. The DVG decrypts and verifies the integrity of the digital video. The integrity of the displayed information is indicated by a trusted LED on the DVG hardware. Portions of the video signal may be designated as trusted, if the received data has been encrypted, signed, or labelled as trustworthy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: The Commonwealth of Australia
    Inventors: Mark Robert Grant Beaumont, Christopher James Guildford North, Kenneth Kwok-Hei Yiu, Joshua David Green
  • Publication number: 20130278234
    Abstract: Power control systems and power control devices may include a power control chip having a power control module configured to generate a power stage control signal, and an external power stage having a timing control module. The timing control module may be configured to receive the power stage control signal and generate a timing control signal controlling at least one switch to regulate an output voltage of the external power stage. The power control device further includes an auto-configuration module configured to communicate with the external power stage and request auto-configuration information from the external power stage. A related method of auto-configuring a power control system includes communicating auto-configuration information between at least one external power stage of a power control system and a power control chip, and configuring a setting of the at least one external power stage of the power control system based on the auto-configuration information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Jan Krellner, Stephen Ulbrich, Kenneth Kwok
  • Publication number: 20130265022
    Abstract: Power control systems and power control devices may include a power control chip having a power control module configured to generate a power stage control signal, and at least one power stage having a timing control module that is physically separate from the power control module. The timing control module may be configured to receive the power stage control signal and generate a timing control signal controlling at least one switch to regulate an output voltage of the at least one power stage. A related method may include generating power stage control information indicating an offset between an output voltage and a desired regulated output voltage, transmitting the power stage control information between modules that are physically separate, and timing signals for controlling a switching converter to regulate the output voltage. A related method of auto-configuring a power control system is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Ulbrich, Jack Cornish, Kenneth Kwok, Jan Krellner
  • Patent number: 8456096
    Abstract: Circuits for regulating and/or controlling integrated circuits such as drivers and switching regulators generally include a first switch configured to control or regulate a current, voltage drop or voltage boost; a first regulator or driver configured to transmit first pulses to the first switch, the pulses having a first pulse width; and pulse width modulation circuitry configured to (i) reduce the first pulse width when a first thermal threshold is met and (ii) increase the first pulse width when a second thermal threshold is met, the second thermal threshold being less than the first thermal threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Dongbu HiTek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenneth Kwok, Jan Krellner, Steven Ulbrich, Joon Park
  • Publication number: 20110264922
    Abstract: This invention relates to the veracity of information that is displayed to a user of a computer and can also relate to the veracity of information provided to a computer by human input devices such as pointing devices and keyboards. A digital video guard device is a peripheral that is retrofitted to commodity computer device. The digital video guard device provides trust in specific information presented on a digital display. The digital video guard device resides in-line with a digital display and enables secure end-to-end interactions between a user and a displayed (usually remote) application. In-band signalling within the digital video stream is used to carry encrypted information from a remote source, over untrusted network infrastructure through the digital video guard device to a user for viewing. The creation of encrypted digital video content can be achieved by either local or remote applications, and is effected by manipulating what is to be rendered on a computer's display, i.e.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Mark Robert Grant Beaumont, Christopher James Guildford North, Kenneth Kwok-Hei Yiu, Joshua David Green
  • Publication number: 20110193542
    Abstract: The present invention provides circuits and methods for regulating and/or controlling integrated circuits such as drivers and switching regulators. The circuit generally includes a first switch configured to control or regulate a current, voltage drop or voltage boost; a first regulator or driver configured to transmit first pulses to the first switch, the pulses having a first pulse width; and pulse width modulation circuitry configured to (i) reduce the first pulse width when a first thermal threshold is met and (ii) increase the first pulse width when a second thermal threshold is met, the second thermal threshold being less than the first thermal threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: Kenneth KWOK, Jan Krellner, Steven Ulbrich, Joon Park