Patents by Inventor Michael Kuo

Michael Kuo 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: 11210384
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus performing a method including: receiving, by a decision unit coupled to a plurality of sensors at least partially supported by a housing which holds a personal communication device, trait data of a user of the personal communication device and determining whether or not a first authentication score generated based on a first set of trait data and a first set of weights assigned to the first set of trait data is above a pre-determined threshold. In some embodiments, the method includes providing a challenge to the user based on a determination that the first authentication score is below the pre-determined threshold, and gating electronic access to the personal communication device based on whether or not a second authentication score generated based on a second set of trait data and the first set of weights is above the pre-determined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: PPIP, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Fong, Neric Hsin-wu Fong, Stephen Kuo-Tung Seay Chan
  • Patent number: 11158173
    Abstract: An emergency detection and notification system provides autonomous mapping of locations of a building or other environment through a plurality of emergency notification units. The emergency notification units utilize wireless signals to generate topology information that identifies the location of the emergency notification units, the outermost emergency notification units of which identify the egress locations of a building. Upon detection of a hazard, the emergency detection and notification system determines the location of one or more hazards using the topology information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Magtech Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Kuo, Jun Wang
  • Publication number: 20210322596
    Abstract: An ultraviolet sanitization fixture comprising a plurality of emitters that emit UVC radiation to render various pathogens inert. The plurality of emitters may be organized into a number of sets, with each set emitting distinct UVC radiation wavelengths and being independently controlled. One of the sets of emitters may be operated according to various emission thresholds and reset triggers. In this manner, the ultraviolet sanitization fixture efficiently provides germicidal effects while taking health and safety into account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: Magtech Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Kuo, James Highgate
  • Publication number: 20210235569
    Abstract: An emergency lighting system provides testing and reporting functionality in a rapidly repeatable fashion for environments with numerous emergency lighting units. In one or more embodiments, the emergency lighting system comprises a plurality of emergency lighting units capable of conducting one or more tests and reporting their operating condition as test results. One or more terminals receive and aggregate the test results and present the same to a user. Emergency lighting units having an undesirable operating condition can then be readily identified and addressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Magtech Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Kuo, Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 10985600
    Abstract: An emergency lighting system provides testing and reporting functionality in a rapidly repeatable fashion for environments with numerous emergency lighting units. In one or more embodiments, the emergency lighting system comprises a plurality of emergency lighting units capable of conducting one or more tests and reporting their operating condition as test results. One or more terminals receive and aggregate the test results and present the same to a user. Emergency lighting units having an undesirable operating condition can then be readily identified and addressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Magtech Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Kuo, Jun Wang
  • Publication number: 20200364995
    Abstract: An emergency detection and notification system provides autonomous mapping of locations of a building or other environment through a plurality of emergency notification units. The emergency notification units utilize wireless signals to generate topology information that identifies the location of the emergency notification units, the outermost emergency notification units of which identify the egress locations of a building. Upon detection of a hazard, the emergency detection and notification system determines the location of one or more hazards using the topology information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Kuo, Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 10733854
    Abstract: An emergency lighting system provides autonomous mapping of egress locations of a building or other environment through a plurality of emergency lighting units. The emergency lighting units utilizes wireless signals to generate topology information that identifies the location of the emergency lighting units, the outermost emergency lighting units of which identify the egress locations of a building. During an emergency situation the emergency lighting system activates one or more illumination devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Magtech Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Kuo, Jun Wang
  • Publication number: 20200051408
    Abstract: An emergency lighting system provides autonomous mapping of egress locations of a building or other environment through a plurality of emergency lighting units. The emergency lighting units utilizes wireless signals to generate topology information that identifies the location of the emergency lighting units, the outermost emergency lighting units of which identify the egress locations of a building. During an emergency situation the emergency lighting system activates one or more illumination devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Kuo, Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 10438462
    Abstract: An emergency lighting system provides autonomous mapping of egress locations of a building or other environment through a plurality of emergency lighting units. The emergency lighting units utilizes wireless signals to generate topology information that identifies the location of the emergency lighting units, the outermost emergency lighting units of which identify the egress locations of a building. During an emergency situation the emergency lighting system activates one or more illumination devices and directs occupants to one or more egress locations based on various criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Magtech Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Kuo, Jun Wang
  • Publication number: 20190027958
    Abstract: An emergency lighting system provides testing and reporting functionality in a rapidly repeatable fashion for environments with numerous emergency lighting units. In one or more embodiments, the emergency lighting system comprises a plurality of emergency lighting units capable of conducting one or more tests and reporting their operating condition as test results. One or more terminals receive and aggregate the test results and present the same to a user. Emergency lighting units having an undesirable operating condition can then be readily identified and addressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Kuo, Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 9559615
    Abstract: A fully variable controller allows wide range of output voltages and output currents to be programmed therein. In this manner, a power supply including the fully variable controller can power a wide range of electrical loads having distinct voltage and current requirements. The fully variable controller includes a control unit, a voltage regulator and a current regulator configured, respectively, to provide and maintain voltage and current according to an output voltage and output current programmed into the fully variable controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Magtech Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Kuo, Tao Zhu
  • Publication number: 20170017951
    Abstract: Processing of merchant-specific functionality services during proximity connection transactions. The merchant terminal transmits additional data to the computing device that enables the device to identify the merchant. The computing device can enable merchant-specific features, such as offers, rewards, loyalty information, and other incentives that are applicable to the identified merchant. The bi-directional communication between the devices permits the computing device to transmit these identified incentives to the merchant terminal. The merchant terminal can then adjust the purchase price. The computing device can also enable a merchant-specific financial instrument and can communicate the identity of the merchant to a management system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Johnie Lee, Roman Kalukiewicz, Titia Tin Yee Wong, Petra Cross, Andrew Waterman, Michael Kuo-Li Ying, Zachary Cancio
  • Publication number: 20160028226
    Abstract: A modular surge protection device provides surge protection for various electronic devices while including one or more status indicators that make the modular surge protection device's status or condition readily ascertainable to save time during inspection, maintenance, replacement and other activities. The modular surge protection device comprises a nipple that can be used to mount the modular surge protection device to various structures quickly and easily. In addition, the nipple includes a view port for viewing or otherwise reading information from one or more status indicators positioned within the nipple.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventor: Michael Kuo
  • Publication number: 20150349657
    Abstract: A fully variable controller allows wide range of output voltages and output currents to be programmed therein. In this manner, a power supply including the fully variable controller can power a wide range of electrical loads having distinct voltage and current requirements. The fully variable controller includes a control unit, a voltage regulator and a current regulator configured, respectively, to provide and maintain voltage and current according to an output voltage and output current programmed into the fully variable controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Kuo, Tao Zhu
  • Publication number: 20100189318
    Abstract: A method for constructing an association map between imaging features and biological data is described. The method comprises combining one or more image features relating to a clinical subject with biological data and using an algorithm to make predictions based on the features and data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) U.S. DEPT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (DHHS). U.S.
    Inventors: Howard Yuan-Hao Chang, Eran Segal, Michael Kuo
  • Publication number: 20060269476
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of extracting large scale biological, biochemical or molecular information about an index disease, biological state, or systems from imaging by correlating the imaging features associated with said disease, state or system with corresponding large scale biological data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Inventor: Michael Kuo
  • Publication number: 20060253190
    Abstract: There is disclosed novel removable stent grafts and methods for removing stent grafts. There is also disclosed new diseases and disorders that can now be treated with removable stents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2006
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Inventor: Michael Kuo
  • Patent number: 6844121
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing color filter comprising the steps of forming a metal layer and a photoresistor layer on a substrate; defining a dent over the photoresistor layer and removing the metal layer below the dent; depositing an optical filter material over the resulting structure at relative high temperature, lift off the photoresistor layer by etching the metal layer. The optical filter material can be fabricated at higher temperature (300-400° C.) than conventional cold process, the extinction ratio of the filter made by the optical filter material can be as high as 90% to enhance the performance of the projector system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Premier Image Technology
    Inventors: Eric Wang, Robin Shyu, Jim Chung, Michael Kuo
  • Patent number: D505169
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: Test Rite International Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael Kuo
  • Patent number: D534411
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Test Rite International Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael Kuo