Patents by Inventor Lawrence Lam

Lawrence Lam 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: 20200097054
    Abstract: A solid state drive (SSD) storage bay includes storage trays and connector cards. A storage tray has a an interposer and an SSD module. A connector of the interposer is connected to a connector of the SSD module, and another connector of the interposer is connected to a connector of a connector card. The connector card includes terminals that connect to a bus of a computer system. The interposer includes wirings that allow electrical signals to propagate between the two connectors of the interposer. The interposer includes circuitry that allow for voltage regulation of supply voltage, level shifting, and hot-swapping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Super Micro Computer, Inc.
    Inventors: Te-Chang LIN, Lawrence LAM, Thompson TANG
  • Patent number: 10512652
    Abstract: Organometallic compounds comprising a chloroquinoline moiety for use in the prophylaxis and treatment of malaria. The compounds can be manganese or rhenium complexes of a ligand comprising a chloroquinoline moiety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignees: University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, Drexel University
    Inventors: William E. Geiger, Kevin Lam, Lawrence W. Bergman
  • Publication number: 20190261888
    Abstract: A re-wearable wireless device configured to be attached to a user is disclosed. In some embodiments, the re-wearable wireless device includes a disposable component and a reusable component. The disposable component may include a first electrode, a second electrode, a cradle, and a battery. The cradle may include a first electrical connector, wherein the first electrical connector is electrically coupled to the first electrode, the second electrode, and the battery. The reusable component may include an electronics module, a housing configured to latch into the cradle, a second electrical connector, wherein the second electrical connector electrically couples the reusable component to the first electrode, the second electrode, and the battery. The re-wearable wireless device may be configured to detect a conductive electrical signal through the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Zdeblick, Kien Lam, Jeremy Frank, Robert Azevedo, Elizabeth Klein, David O'Reilly, Aditya Dua, Joan Hain, Robert Leichner, Christopher Reggiardo, Lawrence Arne, Arna Ionescu Stoll, Kristin Pollock, Olivier Colliou, James Fish
  • Patent number: 10359815
    Abstract: A solid state drive (SSD) storage bay includes storage trays and connector cards. A storage tray has a an interposer and an SSD module. A connector of the interposer is connected to a connector of the SSD module, and another connector of the interposer is connected to a connector of a connector card. The connector card includes terminals that connect to a bus of a computer system. The interposer includes wirings that allow electrical signals to propagate between the two connectors of the interposer. The interposer includes circuitry that allow for voltage regulation of supply voltage, level shifting, and hot-swapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SUPER MICRO COMPUTER, INC.
    Inventors: Te-Chang Lin, Lawrence Lam, Thompson Tang
  • Patent number: 10335319
    Abstract: A method for cleaning an isthmus of a Eustachian tube (ET) of a patient includes using an instrument. The instrument includes a proximal portion, a distal portion, and a shaft extending therebetween, and a treatment feature disposed at the distal portion. The method includes directing the instrument into an oro-nasal cavity of the patient and advancing at least the distal portion of the instrument into an opening of the ET. The method further includes further advancing the instrument within the ET so that the treatment feature is disposed past, or is coincident with, the isthmus. The method further includes moving the treatment feature relative to the isthmus to clean the isthmus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence D. Wasicek, Sivette Lam, Ketan P. Muni
  • Patent number: 10324758
    Abstract: A system for throttling includes an interface and a processor. The interface is configured to receive a read task. The processor is configured to determine a read engine of a set of read engines for the read task, submit the read task to the read engine for execution, determine whether the read task execution time exceeds a resubmit threshold time, and in the event that the read task execution time exceeds the resubmit threshold time, resubmit the read task, wherein resubmitting the read task includes determining a new read engine for the read task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Workday, Inc.
    Inventors: Shivender Devarakonda, Lawrence Lam
  • Publication number: 20190095984
    Abstract: Described herein are technologies pertaining to presenting a map to a user that comprises graphical icons that are representative of retail stores. The user has provided a shopping list, wherein the shopping list includes a plurality of products that are desirably purchased by the user. Inventories of retail stores in a geographic region of interest to the user are searched, and a map is generated that includes graphical icons representative of the retail stores, data that indicates that product(s) in the shopping list are available at the retail stores, and price data that indicates prices of product(s) in the shopping list at the respective retail stores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Barbara Leigh Perks, Anastasia Paushkina, Nektarios Ioannides, Lawrence Lam, Sonam Saxena
  • Patent number: 10157415
    Abstract: Described herein are technologies pertaining to presenting a map to a user that comprises graphical icons that are representative of retail stores. The user has provided a shopping list, wherein the shopping list includes a plurality of products that are desirably purchased by the user. Inventories of retail stores in a geographic region of interest to the user are searched, and a map is generated that includes graphical icons representative of the retail stores, data that indicates that product(s) in the shopping list are available at the retail stores, and price data that indicates prices of product(s) in the shopping list at the respective retail stores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Barbara Leigh Perks, Anastasia Paushkina, Nektarios Ioannides, Lawrence Lam, Sonam Saxena
  • Patent number: 10154329
    Abstract: A computing device may include an audio output device installed in a base housing. A front volume of the audio output device may be defined in part by an inner facing surface of a housing of the computing device, with an audio output port defined by an opening in the housing. In some computing devices, the opening defining the audio output port may also accommodate a hinge assembly rotatably coupling the housing to a display. A path from the audio output device to the audio output port may be defined in part by a support pad that guides sound out through the audio output port toward the user, and may also function as a support pad supporting the computing device on a work surface when operating in a tablet mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Saini, Lawrence Lam, Bernardo Núñez
  • Publication number: 20180348821
    Abstract: A computing device includes memory configured for storing executable instructions, a processor configured for executing the instructions, a foldable display layer configured for displaying information in response to the execution of the instructions, and a bend limit layer coupled to the foldable display layer and arranged substantially parallel to a display surface of the foldable display layer. The bend limit layer is configured to increase its stiffness non-linearly when a radius of a bend of the bend limit layer is less than a threshold radius of curvature of the foldable display layer, the threshold radius of curvature being greater than 1 mm and less than 20 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: William Riis Hamburgen, Yi Tao, Bruce Schena, James Cooper, John Stuart Fitch, Jeffrey Hayashida, Avi Hecht, Lawrence Lam, Andreas Nowatzyk, Jonathan Nivet, Kelvin Kwong, Kiarash Vakhshouri
  • Publication number: 20180279029
    Abstract: A computing device may include an audio output device installed in a base housing. A front volume of the audio output device may be defined in part by an inner facing surface of a housing of the computing device, with an audio output port defined by an opening in the housing. In some computing devices, the opening defining the audio output port may also accommodate a hinge assembly rotatably coupling the housing to a display. A path from the audio output device to the audio output port may be defined in part by a support pad that guides sound out through the audio output port toward the user, and may also function as a support pad supporting the computing device on a work surface when operating in a tablet mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Vivek SAINI, Lawrence LAM
  • Patent number: 10082837
    Abstract: In one general aspect, a computing device includes a lid, and a base coupled to the lid by a hinge, the hinge including a bi-stable hinge part including a toggle pivot and a toggle link bar, and a barrel hinge part including a hollow shaft, at least one friction element surrounding a first portion of the hollow shaft, and a casing surrounding a second portion of the hollow shaft, the casing being connected to the toggle link bar. The computing device includes a first mounting tab connected to the toggle link bar and connected to the base, and a second mounting tab connected to the at least one friction element and connected to the lid. The barrel hinge part enables the at least one friction element to rotate about the hollow shaft causing the lid to rotate relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Lam, Prashant Patel
  • Patent number: 10024092
    Abstract: In one general aspect, a method of coupling a base to a lid of a computing device using a hinge can include coupling a base hinge flange to the base, the base hinge flange being connected to a base hinge part that includes a knuckle including a toggle pivot, the toggle pivot coupled to and surrounding a first portion of a first shaft, and coupling a lid hinge flange to the lid, the lid hinge flange being connected to a main hinge part that includes a first cam, the lid hinge flange including a first lid main band and a second lid main band surrounding a first portion of a second shaft, the second shaft being parallel to the first shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: James Tanner, Lawrence James Kerila, Prashant Patel, Lawrence Lam
  • Patent number: 10028045
    Abstract: A computing device may include a multi-functional port in a base housing of the device. The multi-functional port may include an audio input device that can receive and process external audio input signals through an opening in the base housing. The multi-functional port may include a light source that can output light through the opening in the base housing. The multi-functional port may include a microphone boot. The microphone boot may guide external audio input signals into to the audio input device for processing. The microphone boot may also guide light, emitted by the light source, out of the base housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Saini, Michael Asfaw, Leng Ooi, Lawrence Lam
  • Patent number: 9978543
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate generally to keyboards for computing devices. For example, rather than using a dome, the keycap may include one or more magnets. In one example, a second magnet may be placed adjacent to a switch or magnetic sensor on a circuit board. The magnets may be arranged so that they repel one another in order to force the keycap away from the switch. Webbing between the keycaps may be used to keep the keycaps from falling off of the device. To keep the keycap from moving laterally, the keycap may include two or more flanges held in place by rails. Other arrangements of magnets or magnetic plates may also be used. If a magnetic sensor is used, it may be calibrated to adjust the sensitivity of the keys, for example, how far a user must press the keycap in order to have the pressing register.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Loo, Lawrence Lam
  • Patent number: D820826
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Bowers, Lawrence Lam, Felix Jose Alvarez Rivera, Kenneth Ryan Loo, Ji Lee, Kevin Tom, Gad Amit, Jacqueline Belleau, Yoshikazu Hoshino, Amy Han
  • Patent number: D842856
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Lam, Sungyun Kim, Bernardo Núñez Rojas, Christopher Koch
  • Patent number: D845243
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yoshimichi Matsuoka, Lawrence Lam, Sungyun Kim
  • Patent number: D848425
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Lam, Sungyun Kim, Bernardo Núñez Rojas, Christophe Koch
  • Patent number: D856335
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Lam, Sungyun Kim, Bernardo Núñez Rojas, Christophe Koch