Patents by Inventor Kin Chan

Kin Chan 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: 7389779
    Abstract: A hair care device includes a hair comb with a plurality of combing teeth. The effective teeth spacing between adjacent combing teeth is adjustable. At least some of the combing teeth are thermally conductive so that heat can be conducted from the hair comb to a user's hair via the thermally conductive combing teeth when hair is being engaged under tension by the combing teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Dickson Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wing Kin Chan
  • Patent number: 7363528
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for managing a network includes detecting occurrence of a network event associated with a new network condition including unplanned and planned macro-events associated with network elements and communication links of the network. The network event is classified as being associated with at least one of a network element failure, communications link failure, and a security breach. In response to the network event exceeding a network degradation threshold, the network event is identified as a network degradation event, and an alert is sent to a network administrator to normalize the network degradation event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Chun Kin Chan, Uma Chandrashekhar, Edwin Olivere Lambert, Andrew R. McGee, David D. Picklesimer, Steven Howard Richman
  • Patent number: 7357070
    Abstract: This invention provides a domestic appliance (1) such as a kettle, coffee maker, and toaster or similar that includes a fluid chamber (3). The fluid chamber (3) is provided with a light to diffuse through the fluid and is visible through a transparent or translucent portion in the exterior wall of the wall of the chamber. The light may be controlled to show different operative states of the appliance and provide a large visual area of indication of the operative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Dickson Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wing Kin Chan
  • Publication number: 20080015557
    Abstract: In a fractional treatment system, an adjustable mechanism can be used to adjust the beam shape, beam numerical aperture, beam focus depth, and/or beam size to affect the treatment depth and or the character of the resulting lesions. Adjustment of these parameters can improve the efficiency and efficacy of treatment. Illustrative examples of adjustable mechanisms include a set of spacers of different lengths, a rotatable turret with lens elements of different focal distances, an optical zoom lens, and a mechanical adjustment apparatus for adjusting the spacing between two optical lens elements. In one aspect, the fractional treatment is configured with a laser wavelength that is selected such that absorption of the laser wavelength within the tissue decreases as the tissue is heated by the laser (e.g., 1480-1640 nm).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Inventors: Kin Chan, George Frangineas, David Dewey, Leonard DeBenedictis
  • Patent number: 7318371
    Abstract: An beverage making apparatus making including a fluid compartment (20), a beverage compartment (40), beverage processing means (51), heating means (30) and heating power control means (32), said beverage processing means (51) interconnecting said fluid compartment and said beverage compartment so that said fluid compartment and said beverage compartment being communicable via said beverage processing means, said heating means being adapted for heating said fluid compartment so that steam generated in said fluid compartment will force fluid to move from said fluid compartment to said beverage compartment via said beverage processing means, wherein the heating power of said heating means being user controllable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Inventor: Wing Kin Chan
  • Publication number: 20070198068
    Abstract: Subjects treated with nonablative fractional photothermolysis (FP) have an intact stratum corneum, but can have microscopic lesions and vacuole formation within the epidermis. The vacuoles thus formed can trap dermal material and extrude it through the epidermis. Thus, FP can be used for the treatment of recalcitrant melasma, solar elastosis, and tattoos.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventors: Kin Chan, Basil Hantash, G. Herron, Vikramaditya Bedi
  • Publication number: 20070093798
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for thermal treatment of tissue by irradiating the skin with electromagnetic energy is disclosed. Sources of electromagnetic energy include radio frequency (RF) generators, lasers, and flashlamps. The apparatus includes either a positional sensor or a dosage evaluation sensor, or both types of sensors. These sensors provide feedback to a controller. The controller may control the electromagnetic source parameters, the electromagnetic source activation, and/or the sensor measurement parameters. An additional scanning delivery unit may be operably coupled to the controller or to the sensors to provide a controlled distribution of electromagnetic energy to the target region of the skin. The use of positional measurement sensors and dosage evaluation sensors permits the controller to automatically determine the proper electromagnetic source parameters including, for example, pulse timing and pulse frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Applicant: RELIANT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Leonard DeBenedictis, Kin Chan, B. Stuart, Thomas Myers, Robert Sink, Basil Hantash, Oliver Stumpp
  • Publication number: 20070093797
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for thermal treatment of tissue by irradiating the skin with electromagnetic energy is disclosed. Sources of electromagnetic energy include radio frequency (RF) generators, lasers, and flashlamps. The apparatus includes either a positional sensor or a dosage evaluation sensor, or both types of sensors. These sensors provide feedback to a controller. The controller may control the electromagnetic source parameters, the electromagnetic source activation, and/or the sensor measurement parameters. An additional scanning delivery unit may be operably coupled to the controller or to the sensors to provide a controlled distribution of electromagnetic energy to the target region of the skin. The use of positional measurement sensors and dosage evaluation sensors permits the controller to automatically determine the proper electromagnetic source parameters including, for example, pulse timing and pulse frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Applicant: RELIANT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kin Chan, George Frangineas, Leonard DeBenedictis, Robert Sink
  • Publication number: 20070088639
    Abstract: A system for auditing telecommunication billing data comprises a rule-construction user interface and an audit component. The rule-construction user interface comprises a plurality of rule condition parameter menus to construct an audit rule for at least one telecommunication billing attribute. In a particular embodiment, before baselining the audit rule, a user can test rule conditions against actual data, and the user can compare multiple versions of a single audit rule to determine which version successfully identifies exceptions. The audit component is to perform an audit of a telecommunication billing data set for exceptions to the audit rule constructed using the rule-construction user interface. Once identified, the exceptions can be assigned to additional tool users to assist in exception investigation and maintenance using an exception maintenance component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Applicant: SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P.
    Inventors: Euly LeGro, Gideon Juve, Kin Chan, Jorge Pastoral, Robert Rich, Kelly Stephenson, Jack Fine, Michael Peterson
  • Publication number: 20070043765
    Abstract: A method of automatically selecting at least one of stored multimedia files for transfer between a first storage medium and a second storage medium. In the method, each stored file is assigned a popularity weighting based on popularity information and files are selected that have a popularity weighting within a preferred range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Applicant: PERCEPTION DIGITAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Astley Kai Kin CHAN, Oliver Yuk Hang LEUNG, Iris CHEUNG, Dennis Sai Kit LAI, Jack LAU
  • Publication number: 20060229816
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for estimating a seismic velocity field from seismic data including time-amplitude representations associated with source-receiver locations spaced apart by an offset distance and having a midpoint therebetween, the seismic data being arranged into common midpoint (CMP) gathers associated with respective CMP locations. A control plane having an edge intersecting a plurality of the CMP locations is defined, an initial velocity field for the control plane is produced, the initial velocity field including a plurality of time-velocity values for each of the CMP locations; and an optimized velocity field for the control plane is produced by adjusting the time-velocity values for each of the CMP locations in response to trends, relative to offset distance, in time values, associated with common seismic events, until said optimized velocity field satisfies a condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Applicant: DATA MODELING INC.
    Inventors: Kerry Stinson, Shlomo Levy, Wai-Kin Chan, Edward Crase
  • Patent number: 7117093
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for estimating a seismic velocity field from seismic data including time-amplitude representations associated with source-receiver locations spaced apart by an offset distance and having a midpoint therebetween, the seismic data being arranged into common midpoint (CMP) gathers associated with respective CMP locations. A control plane having an edge intersecting a plurality of the CMP locations is defined, an initial velocity field for the control plane is produced, the initial velocity field including a plurality of time-velocity values for each of the CMP locations; and an optimized velocity field for the control plane is produced by adjusting the time-velocity values for each of the CMP locations in response to trends, relative to offset distance, in time values, associated with common seismic events, until said optimized velocity field satisfies a condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Data Modeling Inc.
    Inventors: Kerry James Stinson, Shlomo Levy, Wai-Kin Chan, Edward Charles Crase
  • Publication number: 20060122584
    Abstract: Methods and devices for increasing revascularization in an ischemic heart and for reducing muscle mass or volume in congestive heart failure patients are described. The method includes using laser energy to create microchannels in the target tissue. The microchannels are separated from each other to maintain tissue that is untreated or undamaged by laser energy. Such undamaged tissue augments angiogenesis. The method also includes delivery of bioactive agents that are angiogenic. The apparatus simultaneously creates a plurality of microchannels that are separated from each other and thereby promote angiogenesis, revascularization and/or muscle reduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Inventors: D. Bommannan, Kin Chan
  • Publication number: 20060095096
    Abstract: A typical treatment system for use with tip embodiments includes an optical energy source, such as, for example, a laser. A set of tips may be interchangeably attached to the treatment system, for example to alter the system parameters and the treatment provided through the individual tips. Embodiments of the present invention include tips with a security chip and/or a memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Leonard DeBenedictis, John Black, Robert Sink, Kin Chan, Thomas Myers, George Frangineas, B. Stuart, Jeff Sobiech
  • Publication number: 20050197779
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for estimating a seismic velocity field from seismic data including time-amplitude representations associated with source-receiver locations spaced apart by an offset distance and having a midpoint therebetween, the seismic data being arranged into common midpoint (CMP) gathers associated with respective CMP locations. A control plane having an edge intersecting a plurality of the CMP locations is defined, an initial velocity field for the control plane is produced, the initial velocity field including a plurality of time-velocity values for each of the CMP locations; and an optimized velocity field for the control plane is produced by adjusting the time-velocity values for each of the CMP locations in response to trends, relative to offset distance, in time values, associated with common seismic events, until said optimized velocity field satisfies a condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2004
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Kerry Stinson, Shlomo Levy, Wai-Kin Chan, Edward Crase
  • Patent number: 6935047
    Abstract: A hair styling attachment including a main housing and at least a pair of hair treating members, the hair treating member includes at least a thermally conductive hair treating surface, the pair of hair treating members being adjacently disposed with the corresponding hair treating surfaces on the pair of adjacent hair treating members generally in compressive contact, the corresponding hair treating surfaces on the pair of adjacent hair treating members being relatively displaceable to form a gap for receiving the hair to be treated, the main housing includes an air inlet and the hair treating surface being communicable with the air inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Inventor: Wing Kin Chan
  • Publication number: 20050154380
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and apparatus for controlling light-induced tissue treatment. In accordance with various aspects of the present invention, the invention provides for improved, real-time control of the light beam operational parameters which enables greater safety, efficiency, uniformity and continuity of the treatment process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Inventors: Leonard DeBenedictis, Thomas Myers, Kin Chan, George Frangineas
  • Patent number: D511862
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: Dickson Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wing-Kin Chan
  • Patent number: D516747
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Dickson Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wing-Kin Chan
  • Patent number: D536827
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Dickson Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wing-Kin Chan