Patents by Inventor Oliver Ho

Oliver Ho 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: 10880460
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include a video camera assembly that includes: (1) a housing; (2) an image sensor encased in the housing and configured to capture activity of the smart home environment; (3) a wireless radio configured to transmit video frames captured by the image sensor to an electronic device via a remote server; (4) at least one infrared transmitter configured to selectively illuminate the smart home environment; (5) one or more circuit boards encased in the housing, the one or more circuit boards including at least one processor mounted thereon; and (6) a heating component coupled to the image sensor, the heating component configured to continuously maintain the image sensor at a temperature above a threshold temperature while the image sensor is capturing the activity of the smart home environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jason Rukes, Tyler Wilson, Amber Volmering, William Dong, Jeffrey Law, Jason Goulden, Guangxun Liao, Kevin Edward Booth, Dietrich Ho, Daniel Patrick Foran, Oliver Mueller, Mark Kraz
  • Publication number: 20200244845
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include a video camera assembly that includes: (1) a housing; (2) an image sensor encased in the housing and configured to capture activity of the smart home environment; (3) a wireless radio configured to transmit video frames captured by the image sensor to an electronic device via a remote server; (4) at least one infrared transmitter configured to selectively illuminate the smart home environment; (5) one or more circuit boards encased in the housing, the one or more circuit boards including at least one processor mounted thereon; and (6) a heating component coupled to the image sensor, the heating component configured to continuously maintain the image sensor at a temperature above a threshold temperature while the image sensor is capturing the activity of the smart home environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Rukes, Tyler Wilson, Amber Volmering, William Dong, Jeffrey Law, Jason Goulden, Guangxun Liao, Kevin Edward Booth, Dietrich Ho, Daniel Patrick Foran, Oliver Mueller, Mark Kraz
  • Patent number: 10602035
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include a video camera assembly that includes: (1) a housing; (2) an image sensor encased in the housing and configured to capture activity of the smart home environment; (3) a wireless radio configured to transmit video frames captured by the image sensor to an electronic device via a remote server; (4) at least one infrared transmitter configured to selectively illuminate the smart home environment; (5) one or more circuit boards encased in the housing, the one or more circuit boards including at least one processor mounted thereon; and (6) a heating component coupled to the image sensor, the heating component configured to continuously maintain the image sensor at a temperature above a threshold temperature while the image sensor is capturing the activity of the smart home environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jason Rukes, Tyler Wilson, Amber Volmering, William Dong, Jeffrey Law, Jason Goulden, Guangxun Liao, Kevin Edward Booth, Dietrich Ho, Daniel Patrick Foran, Oliver Mueller, Mark Kraz
  • Patent number: 6592458
    Abstract: A gaming system incorporating a non-deterministic jackpot is provided. In a first embodiment, the gaming system generates a random number to determine a probability of winning and a jackpot amount. A contribution rate is predetermined, and a portion of each bet placed on a gaming machine associated with the system equal to the contribution rate multiplied by the amount of the bet is placed in a contribution pool. The gaming machine on which a bet causing the contribution pool to be greater than or equal to the jackpot amount is awarded the jackpot. According to a second embodiment of the present invention, a first random number within a range is generated. A second random number is generated for each bet placed on a gaming machine associated with the system. The jackpot is awarded to a gaming machine on which a bet resulting in a second random number equal to the first random number was placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Oliver Ho
  • Patent number: 5681978
    Abstract: A method of synthesis of (2S,3R,1'R)-stegobinone(I) using borane intermediates and methods for the use of stegobinone (I) for attracting beetles of the Anobium species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Assignee: Washington State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Donald S. Matteson, Hon-Wah Man, Oliver Ho