Patents by Inventor Ming-Ling Lo

Ming-Ling Lo 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: 9749595
    Abstract: The security system comprises a monitoring sensor, a video camera, a cloud server and a wireless transceiver module coupling with the video camera through a DIDO terminal port. The monitoring sensor senses a triggering event to generate a status signal to transfer to the video camera through the wireless transceiver module. The status signal changes a logical state of the DIDO terminal port to trigger the video camera to perform a security process to generate a notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: METALLIGENCE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ming-Ling Lo, Shih-Chiea Chen
  • Patent number: 9471124
    Abstract: A portable energy management device, disposed between a power outlet and an appliance load when being used, includes a transmission module, a micro processing unit, a schedule module, and a power control circuit. The transmission module communicates with a remote control device by receiving or sending a wireless signal or a cable signal, through which schedule commands are transmitted. The micro processing unit performs analysis and identification of the appliance load, and information related to the appliance load is sent to the remote control device through the transmission module. The schedule module executed by the micro-processing unit stores and runs the schedule commands. The power control circuit is controlled by schedule commands to determine whether power should be supplied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: METALLIGENCE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ming-Ling Lo, Wen-Ning Tseng, Shih-Chiea Chen, Chung-Cheng Hsu
  • Patent number: 9465070
    Abstract: An electronic device and a detection method thereof for detecting an appliance are provided herein. The detection method includes: selectively providing a first test load to connect with the appliance or providing a first test signal to the appliance; detecting a first voltage/current value of the appliance when the appliance is connected with the first test load or when the appliance receives the first test signal; generating a first voltage/current signature data according to the first voltage/current value; and identifying a type of the appliance according to the first voltage/current signature data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: METALLIGENCE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shiao-Li Tsao, Ming-Ling Lo
  • Publication number: 20160033568
    Abstract: An electronic device and a detection method thereof for detecting an appliance are provided herein. The detection method includes: selectively providing a first test load to connect with the appliance or providing a first test signal to the appliance; detecting a first voltage/current value of the appliance when the appliance is connected with the first test load or when the appliance receives the first test signal; generating a first voltage/current signature data according to the first voltage/current value; and identifying a type of the appliance according to the first voltage/current signature data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Shiao-Li TSAO, Ming-Ling LO
  • Publication number: 20150293570
    Abstract: A portable energy management device, disposed between a power outlet and an appliance load when being used, includes a transmission module, a micro processing unit, a schedule module, and a power control circuit. The transmission module communicates with a remote control device by receiving or sending a wireless signal or a cable signal, through which schedule commands are transmitted. The micro processing unit performs analysis and identification of the appliance load, and information related to the appliance load is sent to the remote control device through the transmission module. The schedule module executed by the micro-processing unit stores and runs the schedule commands. The power control circuit is controlled by schedule commands to determine whether power should be supplied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Ming-Ling LO, Wen-Ning TSENG, Shih-Chiea CHEN, Chung-Cheng HSU
  • Publication number: 20150237310
    Abstract: The security system comprises a monitoring sensor, a video camera, a cloud server and a wireless transceiver module coupling with the video camera through a DIDO terminal port. The monitoring sensor senses a triggering event to generate a status signal to transfer to the video camera through the wireless transceiver module. The status signal changes a logical state of the DIDO terminal port to trigger the video camera to perform a security process to generate a notification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Ming-Ling LO, Shih-Chiea CHEN
  • Publication number: 20150192944
    Abstract: A power socket which monitors an appliance event of a load includes a power sensor, a front-end signal filter, a microprocessor, and a memory electrically connected to the microprocessor. The power sensor senses a power signal induced by the appliance event of the load and accordingly generates at least one sense signal. The front-end signal filter filters the sense signal according to a filtering criteria, in which the sense signal is filtered out or passed by the front-end signal filter. The microprocessor analyzes the sense signal which is passed to identify whether the passed sense signal is in accordance with a configurable event set. A configuration action is performed through an instruction of the microprocessor when the passed sense signal is analyzed and identified in accordance with the configurable event set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2014
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: Metalligence Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Shiao-Li TSAO, Ming-Ling LO
  • Patent number: 8196033
    Abstract: A mapping language, insertable into a DTD, allows automatic mapping from data sources into XML. A mapping results from the establishment of a correspondence between entities in a data source on the one hand and lists and scalars on the other hand. The language maps the lists and scalars to XML elements and attributes. The mapping language includes two constructs: the binding specification and the value specification. The value specification associates with a value or choice declaration. The binding specification includes at least one variable/expression pair. The constructs are insertable into a DTD to create an annotated DTD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Ling Lo, Shyh-Kwei Chen
  • Publication number: 20090063554
    Abstract: A mapping language, insertable into a DTD, allows automatic mapping from data sources into XML. A mapping results from the establishment of a correspondence between entities in a data source on the one hand and lists and scalars on the other hand. The language maps the lists and scalars to XML elements and attributes. The mapping language includes two constructs: the binding specification and the value specification. The value specification associates with a value or choice declaration. The binding specification includes at least one variable/expression pair. The constructs are insertable into a DTD to create an annotated DTD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventors: Ming-Ling Lo, Shyh-Kwei Chen
  • Patent number: 7487439
    Abstract: A mapping language, insertable into a DTD, allows automatic mapping from data sources into XML. A mapping results from the establishment of a correspondence between entities in a data source on the one hand and lists and scalars on the other hand. The language maps the lists and scalars to XML elements and attributes. The mapping language includes two constructs: the binding specification and the value specification. The value specification associates with a value or choice declaration. The binding specification includes at least one variable/expression pair. The constructs are insertable into a DTD to create an annotated DTD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Ling Lo, Shyh-Kwei Chen
  • Publication number: 20070140224
    Abstract: The present invention provides a personal gateway comprising a controller, a voice port chip for VOIP (voice over Internet Protocols) application coupled to said controller and a pair of connectors comprising a Foreign exchange Subscriber (or Foreign exchange Station; FXS) and a Foreign exchange Office (FXO). A status detector is coupled between said controller and said FXO and a relay is coupled between said voice port chip and said pair of connectors. The gateway further comprises an antenna and a wireless (RF) module coupled to said antenna to communicate with said controller for wireless LAN function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Chien-Chung Cheng, Kirubakaran Kalamegam, Kuen-Ruey Lu, Yi-Yuan Yang, Fuh-Jang Lin, Ming-Ling Lo
  • Patent number: 6766330
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided according to the present invention which guarantee that an Extensible Markup Language (XML) query output conforms to a Document Type Definition (DTD) of the user's choice. The present invention allows for: (i) selection of a DTD; (2) integration of one or more XML queries with the DTD; and (iii) in accordance with the provided algorithm, automatic generation of a valid output XML document conforming to the DTD, using the data selected by the XML queries as content of the XML document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shyh-Kwei Chen, Ming-Ling Lo
  • Patent number: 6523040
    Abstract: A method for performing table summarization. In a data network requests arrive at random from viewing devices (i.e., PC, PDA, laptop, etc.) to view objects which oftentimes contain large tables. The table summarization method compresses the rows/columns of the large tables in addition to the column formats to more easily display the table on the viewing device, which oftentimes has a limited display capability. A set of default rules is specified for determining how the table compression is to be performed. In addition to the default rules, a user may specify a user viewing preference to further modify the table display. The table summarization method is performed dynamically. That is, it is performed in real-time in response to a user request which typically is issued over a data network such as the Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: IBM Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Ling Lo, Kun-Lung Wu, Philip Shi-Lung Yu
  • Patent number: 5890154
    Abstract: A method to construct a global equivalent database log file that transforms local log files from a parallel or distributed database system by extracting from each log file sequences of log entries from each database record, breaking the sequences into a series of segments, discarding the bulk of the segments and shortening other segments, then merging the remaining segments into an equivalent log file. The sequences are called "UID-sequences" and the segments "UID-segments" because they relate to one unique record ID or UID. The method also employs backward and forward superposition to further shorten the segments. This method works on database systems with or without instant constraint checks and also provides for treating log entries from multiple adjacent transactions on a log file as a single transaction. In systems with instant constraint checks, this method performs a "unique-key check" and a "foreign-key check" and resolves conflicts that are created because of superposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corp.
    Inventors: Hui-I Hsiao, Ming-Ling Lo
  • Patent number: 5878414
    Abstract: A method to construct a transaction serialization order based on parallel or distributed database log files that connects the log files into a network and merges the network into a sequence. Only vote symbols and commit symbols are considered in the construction and a protocol of a transaction's vote appearing before a transaction's commit is enforced. The log files are connected by making links between commit symbols of the same transactions in different log files. The method identifies ambiguities in the orders of the individual log files, called commit symbol cycles, and resolves them by breaking an unsupported segment of the cycle and sliding the segment's forwardmost commit symbol backward to a position immediately prior to the first commit symbol on that segment. By doing so, the serialization implication of an individual log file may be changed, but the overall serialization implication of the database remains intact. Using an iterative process, this method can order the log files in one pass-through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corp.
    Inventors: Hui-I Hsiao, Ming-Ling Lo