Patents by Inventor Michael Chu

Michael Chu 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: 10313871
    Abstract: In some examples, a second mobile device may receive, from a first mobile device, via a short-range radio connection with the first mobile device, at least a portion of application information for an application. For example, the application information may include saved application state information saved by the first mobile device. The second mobile device may install the application on the second mobile device, and the second mobile device may configure a state of the application on the second mobile device based on the saved application state information received from the first mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Razer (Asia-Pacific) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian Chu, Justin Quan, Michael Chan
  • Patent number: 10309154
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to a self-extending/retracting gate for a platform. In one embodiment, safety gate includes a housing that extends laterally from a back support attached to the platform. The gate includes a sliding member that is operable to retract at least partially into the housing toward the back support to substantially conceal the sliding member within the housing and provide an opening beyond the housing for users to access the platform and to extend from an opening of the housing away from the back support to block access to the platform while the housing supports the sliding member. The gate includes a gate movement assembly within the housing between a rear portion of the sliding member and the back support. The gate movement assembly is operable to cause the sliding member to extend from the housing and retract into the housing according to a height of the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Horn, Steven Yoell, Dale Lukas, Tsiuming Chu
  • Publication number: 20190152715
    Abstract: An object processing system is disclosed that includes a plurality of track sections, and a plurality of remotely actuatable carriers for controlled movement along at least portions of the plurality of track sections, wherein each of the remotely controllable carriers is adapted to support and transport an object processing bin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas WAGNER, Kevin AHEARN, John Richard AMEND, JR., Benjamin COHEN, Michael DAWSON-HAGGERTY, William Hartman FORT, Christopher GEYER, Jennifer Eileen KING, Thomas KOLETSCHKA, Michael Cap KOVAL, Kyle MARONEY, Matthew T. MASON, William Chu-Hyon MCMAHAN, Gene Temple PRICE, Joseph ROMANO, Daniel SMITH, Siddhartha SRINIVASA, Prasanna VELAGAPUDI, Thomas ALLEN
  • Publication number: 20190147467
    Abstract: A computer system may access an attributization rule and convert, based on the attributization rule, profile data into attributes for a robust recipient profile. The system may identify, based on tag logic, tags that are associated with the attributes. The tag logic may include instructions to compare the attributes with predetermined attributes associated with the tags. The system may map the identified tags to the recipient identifier. The system may perform communication with a mobile device based on the robust recipient profile and a real-time location of the mobile device. To perform the communication, the system may monitor the plurality of data channels for data comprising real-time location information for the mobile device. The system may determine the mobile device is proximate to a physical object that is associated with the tag and the system may transmit offer information to the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Christopher John Hawkins, Leeann Chau Tuyet Dang, David Tong Nguyen, Hyon S. Chu, Serena Tsiao-Yi Cheng, Bryan Michael Walker, Ziqiu Li
  • Publication number: 20190147105
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for partitioning videos. In one aspect, a method includes obtaining a partition of a video into one or more shots. Features are generated for each shot, including visual features and audio features. The generated features for each shot are provided as input to a partitioning neural network that is configured to process the generated features to generate a partitioning neural network output. The partition of the video into one or more chapters is determined based on the partitioning neural network output, where a chapter is a sequence of consecutive shots that are determined to be taken at one or more locations that are semantically related.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Hang Chu, Michael Nechyba, Andrew C. Gallagher, Utsav Prabhu
  • Publication number: 20190135555
    Abstract: A bin exchange system is disclosed that includes a plurality of automated carriers, each of which is adapted to be remotely movable on an array of track sections, at least one input station by which bins may be introduced to the array of track sections, at least one processing station in communication with the array of track sections wherein objects may be moved between bins, and at least one output station by which bins may be removed from the array of track sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas WAGNER, Kevin AHEARN, John Richard AMEND, JR., Benjamin COHEN, Michael DAWSON-HAGGERTY, William Hartman FORT, Christopher GEYER, Jennifer Eileen KING, Thomas KOLETSCHKA, Michael Cap KOVAL, Kyle MARONEY, Matthew T. MASON, William Chu-Hyon MCMAHAN, Gene Temple PRICE, Joseph ROMANO, Daniel SMITH, Siddhartha SRINIVASA, Prasanna VELAGAPUDI, Thomas ALLEN
  • Publication number: 20190135540
    Abstract: An object processing system is disclosed that includes a plurality of track sections, and a plurality of remotely actuatable carriers for controlled movement along at least portions of the plurality of track sections, each of the actuatable carriers being instructed at any time to move a limited number of track section only.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas WAGNER, Kevin AHEARN, John Richard AMEND, JR., Benjamin COHEN, Michael DAWSON-HAGGERTY, William Hartman FORT, Christopher GEYER, Jennifer Eileen KING, Thomas KOLETSCHKA, Michael Cap KOVAL, Kyle MARONEY, Matthew T. MASON, William Chu-Hyon MCMAHAN, Gene Temple PRICE, Joseph ROMANO, Daniel SMITH, Siddhartha SRINIVASA, Prasanna VELAGAPUDI, Thomas ALLEN
  • Publication number: 20190134827
    Abstract: A system including a programmable motion device and an end effector for grasping objects to be moved by the programmable motion device is disclosed. The system includes a vacuum source that provides a high flow vacuum such that an object may be grasped at an end effector opening while permitting a substantial flow of air through the opening, and a dead-head limitation system for limiting any effects of dead-heading on the vacuum source in the event that a flow of air to the vacuum source is interrupted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas WAGNER, Kevin AHEARN, John Richard AMEND, JR., Benjamin COHEN, Michael DAWSON-HAGGERTY, Willaim Hartman FORT, Christopher GEYER, Jennifer Eileen KING, Thomas KOLETSCHKA, Michael Cap KOVAL, Kyle MARONEY, Matthew T. MASON, William Chu-Hyon MCMAHAN, Gene Temple PRICE, Joseph ROMANO, Daniel SMITH, Siddhartha SRINIVASA, Prasanna VELAGAPUDI, Thomas ALLEN
  • Patent number: 10282430
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for determining content items for delivery to users based on imagery. One example method includes determining a location of a user or a location associated with a query submitted by the user, identifying imagery associated with the determined location, and determining one or more content items for delivery to the user based at least in part on the imagery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Rohan Seth, Joshua J. Sacks, Michele Covell, Michael Chu, Shumeet Baluja, David Marwood
  • Patent number: 10262029
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium for selecting keywords for resources are disclosed. In one aspect, a search query is received associated with a first user. A determination is made that the first user is a follower of an entity feed that is provided by a first entity and that is provided through a social network. A content item is selected having distribution parameters specifying that the content item is to be provided to users that are followers of the entity feed and that submit the search query. The selected content item is provided for the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael Chu, Michele Covell, Joshua J. Sacks, Shumeet Baluja, Zhengrong Ji
  • Patent number: 10255449
    Abstract: To perform a restricted action, such as access a restricted content item, a subordinate user account can transmit a permission request to an authorizing user account. The permission request can request authorization from the authorizing user account to perform the restricted action. The permission request can be transmitted to one or more client devices of the authorizing user account, and enable to the authorizing user account to remotely select to approve or deny the permission request, thereby either granting or denying the subordinate user account from performing the restricted action. In addition to approving or denying a permission request, an authorizing user account can also be enabled to ignore a permission request, thereby allowing the authorizing user account to respond to the permission request at a later time. Further, in some embodiments, an authorizing user account can select to deny all further permission requests to perform the restricted action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Espinosa, Christopher John Sanders, David L. Neumann, Gregory Quirk, James C. Wilson, Maria D. Ioveva, Michael Chu
  • Publication number: 20190012062
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is disclosed that includes receiving on a mobile device a search query associated with a geographic location, providing one or more search results in response to the search query, the search results each being associated with a geographic location, and presenting on a graphical display of the computing device icons corresponding to each search result and also corresponding to a key on the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Adam Bliss, Mark Crady, Michael Chu, Scott Jenson, Sanjay Mavinkurve, Joshua J. Sacks, Jerry Morrison
  • Patent number: 10146883
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, including a method that comprises: determining a target geographic feature that has insufficient targeting information associated therewith, the target geographic feature defining a location; determining one or more similar geographic features to the target geographic feature, each geographic feature including targeting information, the determining based on shared excess queries that are shared between geographic features that are determined to be similar to the target geographic feature, wherein each excess query is a query associated with and exceeds an expected query count for each of the similar geographic features and the target geographic feature; attributing targeting information associated with at least one of the one or more similar geographic features to the target geographic feature; and serving content responsive to queries that relate to the target geographic feature based at least in part on the at
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Rohan Seth, Joshua J. Sacks, Michele Covell, Michael Chu, Shumeet Baluja, David Marwood
  • Patent number: 10042469
    Abstract: A method for reducing line display latency on a touchpad device is disclosed. The method comprises storing information regarding a plurality of prior touch events on a touch screen of the touchpad device into an event buffer. It further comprises determining an average speed and a predicted direction of motion of a user interaction with the touch screen using the plurality of prior touch events. Next, it comprises calculating a first prediction point using the average speed, the predicted direction, and a last known touch event on the touch screen. Subsequently, it comprises applying weighted filtering on the first prediction point using a measured line curvature to determine a second prediction point. Finally, it comprises rendering a prediction line between the last known touch event on the touch screen and the second prediction point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Bojan Skaljak, Arman Toorians, Michael Chu
  • Publication number: 20180129786
    Abstract: A mobile medical device for monitoring a respiratory condition in a subject, the medical device including: a sensor configured to be adhered to the skin of a patient, the sensor configured to yield a resistance signal that is modulated by movements of a chest of a patient during respiration; a sensor attachment module configured to receive the signal from the sensor and to output data to a mobile electronic device an indication of an adverse respiratory event. Also disclosed is a server for integrating data collected from a plurality of the mobile medical devices and a crowd-sourced respiration advisory system including a plurality of the mobile medical devices and a server for integrating data collected by the mobile medical devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Michelle Khine, Jonathan Pegan, Eugene Lee, Michael Chu, Francis Duhay
  • Patent number: 9936339
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to aspects of the invention verify requests for information over a network. Computing devices communicating over a network transmit numerous signals with various types of information including spatial information, temporal information, device-specific information, and transmission specific information. This information may be used to generate statistical records of valid request for information. Various combinations of these signals may be used to determine whether a request for information is a valid request based on the statistical records associated with the signals. Where a request for information has been verified, the system and method may provide the information. Where the request for information has not been verified, the system and method may deny the request for information. Thus the system and method may be used to prevent and block scraping and spamming attacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Sam Liang, Michael Chu, Yuhua Luo, Zhengrong Ji, Yan Yu
  • Patent number: 9880699
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is disclosed that includes receiving on a mobile device a search query associated with a geographic location, providing one or more search results in response to the search query, the search results each being associated with a geographic location, and presenting on a graphical display of the computing device icons corresponding to each search result and also corresponding to a key on the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Bliss, Mark Crady, Michael Chu, Scott Jenson, Sanjay Mavinkurve, Joshua J. Sacks, Jerry Morrison
  • Patent number: 9876914
    Abstract: A method of initiating a telecommunication session for a communication device that includes submitting to one or more telecommunication carriers a proposal for a telecommunication session, receiving from at least one of the one or more telecommunication carriers a bid to carry the telecommunications session, and automatically selecting one of the telecommunication carriers from the carriers submitting a bid, and initiating the telecommunication session through the selected telecommunication carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Shumeet Baluja, Michael Chu, Mayumi Matsuno
  • Publication number: 20170177146
    Abstract: A method for reducing line display latency on a touchpad device is disclosed. The method comprises storing information regarding a plurality of prior touch events on a touch screen of the touchpad device into an event buffer. It further comprises determining an average speed and a predicted direction of motion of a user interaction with the touch screen using the plurality of prior touch events. Next, it comprises calculating a first prediction point using the average speed, the predicted direction, and a last known touch event on the touch screen. Subsequently, it comprises applying weighted filtering on the first prediction point using a measured line curvature to determine a second prediction point. Finally, it comprises rendering a prediction line between the last known touch event on the touch screen and the second prediction point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Bojan SKALJAK, Arman TOORIANS, Michael CHU
  • Publication number: 20170156623
    Abstract: Methods of forming a microfluidic device include: combining a volume of uncured liquid silicone based polymer with a volume of adhesive polymer to provide a flowable material; applying the flowable material to a mold and curing the flowable material on the mold to form a microfluidic device layer comprising an exposed face with at least one channel or chamber; and contacting the exposed face of the microfluidic device layer to a substrate to adhere the microfluidic device layer to the substrate to enclose the at least one channel or chamber to form a microfluidic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Chu, Thao Nguyen, Michelle Khine, Eugene Lee