Patents by Inventor Paul Lo

Paul 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: 9894049
    Abstract: A device, system and method for aggregating resources, services or data across a network in which data and services from various source networks can be converted into an internal, aggregatable form (or vice versa) that can be sent to relevant properties or systems on request or through scheduling. The framework of the device, system and method permits scalability and potentially support any number of users, applications and services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Neal Sample, Paul Lo
  • Publication number: 20180005144
    Abstract: Some embodiments enable a traveler to delay a ride which was previously arranged with a ridesharing service. For example, a traveler may be notified when the time for a previously arranged ride is approaching, and may indicate that the ride should be delayed by a short period. Some embodiments may enable the traveler to request a short delay with minimal effort and thought, so that if he/she is otherwise occupied when notified, he/she may quickly and easily delay the ride without having to divert his/her full attention from other tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: RideSage Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Lo, Andrew Tsukahira, Henry Vogel
  • Publication number: 20180005145
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a server component providing to a client device information which a traveler may use to determine when various ridesharing services have surge pricing in effect for a ride, enabling the traveler to mitigate the effect of surge pricing on the price of the ride. Some embodiments are directed to a server component causing one or more ridesharing services to be passively monitored, and automatically notifying a traveler when surge pricing for a ride is discontinued, so that a traveler need not check and re-check with the ridesharing service(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: RideSage Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Lo, Andrew Tsukahira, Henry Vogel
  • Publication number: 20170329806
    Abstract: An interactivity system is provided that tracks interactivity between a target entity and participant entities and identifies entities whose interactions satisfy an interactivity criterion. The interactivity system maintains for the target entity interactivity models between the target entity and each participant entity, with each interactivity model modeling the interactions between the target entity and that participant entity. The interactivity system dynamically updates the interactivity models as notification of interactions are received. Upon receiving a query that specifies an interactivity criterion, the interactivity system analyzes the interactivity models to determine whether the interactivity criterion is satisfied. When an interactivity criterion is satisfied, the interactivity system sends a response to the query indicating that the interactivity criterion is satisfied along with the identity of the entity that satisfies the interactivity criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Samuel KOPPES, Neal MYERSON, Srikrishna GALI, Paul LO, Joseph MASTERSON
  • Publication number: 20170330111
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention are directed to techniques for enabling a traveler to book a ride through a ridesharing service in advance. Some embodiments are directed to making it easy for a traveler to book a ride in advance, by allowing the traveler to specify a starting location, a destination and a time at which they would like to arrive at the destination, so that different transportation options and/or a pick-up time may be identified. Some embodiments are directed to techniques for reminding the traveler of ride details as the departure time approaches, and for updates to be issued to the traveler if travel conditions (e.g., traffic, weather, emergencies, etc.) threaten to increase the amount of time needed to travel from the starting point to the destination location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: RideSage Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Vogel, Paul Lo, Andrew Tsukahira
  • Patent number: 9753953
    Abstract: An interactivity system is provided that tracks interactivity between a target entity and participant entities and identifies entities whose interactions satisfy an interactivity criterion. The interactivity system maintains for the target entity interactivity models between the target entity and each participant entity, with each interactivity model modeling the interactions between the target entity and that participant entity. The interactivity system dynamically updates the interactivity models as notification of interactions are received. Upon receiving a query that specifies an interactivity criterion, the interactivity system analyzes the interactivity models to determine whether the interactivity criterion is satisfied. When an interactivity criterion is satisfied, the interactivity system sends a response to the query indicating that the interactivity criterion is satisfied along with the identity of the entity that satisfies the interactivity criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Koppes, Neal Myerson, Srikrishna Gali, Paul Lo, Joseph Masterson
  • Publication number: 20160284177
    Abstract: A lighting system including one or more light emitting strips, which includes a light emitting strip including a plurality of light emitting diodes along a length of the light emitting strip. The light emitting strip includes three conductors connected to the light emitting diodes in connection arrangements that permit addressing of selected ones of the light emitting diodes to illuminate the diodes. The diodes are arranged in physical groups wherein each diode in the physical group is addressed by a different address. The physical groups are repeated so that diodes having a same address, but being in different groups, are in address groups. Address signals illuminate one address group. A preconfigured controller is connected to the diodes to generate a running light display in either a forward direction or a reverse rejection. A programmable controller controls the controllers via a data line to control light operation and to detect failures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: Huizhou Light Engine Limited
    Inventors: Paul Lo, Eddie Ping Kuen Li
  • Publication number: 20160063039
    Abstract: An interactivity system is provided that tracks interactivity between a target entity and participant entities and identifies entities whose interactions satisfy an interactivity criterion. The interactivity system maintains for the target entity interactivity models between the target entity and each participant entity, with each interactivity model modeling the interactions between the target entity and that participant entity. The interactivity system dynamically updates the interactivity models as notification of interactions are received. Upon receiving a query that specifies an interactivity criterion, the interactivity system analyzes the interactivity models to determine whether the interactivity criterion is satisfied. When an interactivity criterion is satisfied, the interactivity system sends a response to the query indicating that the interactivity criterion is satisfied along with the identity of the entity that satisfies the interactivity criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Samuel Koppes, Neal Myerson, Srikrishna Gali, Paul Lo, Joseph Masterson
  • Patent number: 9229976
    Abstract: An interactivity system is provided that tracks interactivity between a target entity and participant entities and identifies entities whose interactions satisfy an interactivity criterion. The interactivity system maintains for the target entity interactivity models between the target entity and each participant entity, with each interactivity model modeling the interactions between the target entity and that participant entity. The interactivity system dynamically updates the interactivity models as notification of interactions are received. Upon receiving a query that specifies an interactivity criterion, the interactivity system analyzes the interactivity models to determine whether the interactivity criterion is satisfied. When an interactivity criterion is satisfied, the interactivity system sends a response to the query indicating that the interactivity criterion is satisfied along with the identity of the entity that satisfies the interactivity criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Koppes, Neal Myerson, Srikrishna Gali, Paul Lo, Joseph Masterson
  • Publication number: 20150135295
    Abstract: A device, system and method for aggregating resources, services or data across a network in which data and services from various source networks can be converted into an internal, aggregatable form (or vice versa) that can be sent to relevant properties or systems on request or through scheduling. The framework of the device, system and method permits scalability and potentially support any number of users, applications and services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Neal Sample, Paul Lo
  • Publication number: 20150095431
    Abstract: A relationship view system generates a relationship view of information for a relationship between a user and another person for display to the user. The relationship view system identifies information relating to the person. For each of a plurality of information types, the relationship view system identifies items of that information type that are related to both the user and the person. The relationship view system then generates a display page for displaying information relating to the identified items of each information type. The generated display page thus displays information related to both the user and the person for multiple information types simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel Koppes, Neal Myerson, Srikrishna Gali, Paul Lo, Joseph Masterson
  • Publication number: 20150095368
    Abstract: An interactivity system is provided that tracks interactivity between a target entity and participant entities and identifies entities whose interactions satisfy an interactivity criterion. The interactivity system maintains for the target entity interactivity models between the target entity and each participant entity, with each interactivity model modeling the interactions between the target entity and that participant entity. The interactivity system dynamically updates the interactivity models as notification of interactions are received. Upon receiving a query that specifies an interactivity criterion, the interactivity system analyzes the interactivity models to determine whether the interactivity criterion is satisfied. When an interactivity criterion is satisfied, the interactivity system sends a response to the query indicating that the interactivity criterion is satisfied along with the identity of the entity that satisfies the interactivity criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Samuel Koppes, Neal Myerson, Srikrishna Gali, Paul Lo, Joseph Masterson
  • Publication number: 20150095800
    Abstract: A system for prioritizing communications for review by a user based on communication patterns between the user and the user's contacts is provided. The prioritization system generates a score for a contact based at least in part on a communication pattern between the user and the contact. The score indicates a likelihood that the user will want to give a high priority to reviewing communication from that contact. If the score satisfies a priority criterion, the prioritization system identifies communications from that contact that have not yet been reviewed by the user. When scores for multiple contacts satisfy the priority criterion, the prioritization system may order the contacts based on their scores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Samuel Koppes, Neal Myerson, Srikrishna Gali, Paul Lo, Joseph Masterson
  • Patent number: 8869256
    Abstract: A device, system and method for aggregating resources, services or data across a network in which data and services from various source networks can be converted into an internal, aggregatable form (or vice versa) that can be sent to relevant properties or systems on request or through scheduling. The framework of the device, system and method permits scalability and potentially support any number of users, applications and services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Neal Sample, Paul Lo
  • Patent number: 8789971
    Abstract: A flexible, integrally formed single piece light emitting diode (LED) light wire that provides a smooth, uniform lighting effect from all directions of the LED light wire. The integrally formed single piece LED light wire contains a conductive base comprising first and second bus elements formed from a conductive material. The bus elements distribute power from a power source to LEDs that are mounted on the first and second bus elements so that it draws power from and adds mechanical stability to the first and second bus elements. The flexible, integrally formed single piece LED light wire is assembled so that the first and second bus elements are connected to each other prior to the LED being mounted and such integrally formed single piece LED light wire is formed without a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Huizhou Light Engine Ltd
    Inventors: Paul Lo, Teddy Yeung Man Lo, Eddie Ping Kuen Li
  • Patent number: 8584143
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with collection access are described. One example system includes a data store to store a set of listener object identifiers. A listener object identifier identifies a member of a set (or collection) of listener objects. A Listener object initiates an action in response to an occurrence of an event associated with a member of a set of external logics. A member of the set of external logics invokes a notify process to trigger actions. The example system may also include storing the listener object identifiers in an array to allow instances of the notify process to operate in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jean de Lavarene, Paul Lo, Douglas Surber, Edward Shirk, Tong Zhou, Ashok Shivarudraiah
  • Patent number: 8567992
    Abstract: Integrally formed LED light wires are provided, comprising a plurality of dynamically addressible LED modules, each LED module comprising one or more LEDs; a microcontroller; and one or more ports, said microcontroller being configured to: check a status of at least one of said one or more ports; if the status of the port corresponds to a predetermined state: assign the LED module to which said microcontroller belongs to a first display address, and send signals to said microcontroller of a neighboring LED module, said signals assigning respective further display address to the neighboring LED module. Such LED light wires can also include a display memory which stores current display information associated with each of said LED modules in said LED light wire, and a display controller, said display controller being configured to update the current display information stored in said display memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Huizhou Light Engine Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Lo, Teddy Yeung Man Lo, Eddie Ping Kuen Li
  • Patent number: 8496351
    Abstract: An integrally formed single piece light emitting diode (LED) light wire that provides a smooth, uniform lighting effect from all directions of the LED light wire. The integrally formed single piece LED light wire includes a support substrate, a conductive base formed on the support substrate, the conductive bus comprising a plurality of conductive bus elements, at least one conductive segment arranged between the plurality of conductive bus elements, the at least one conductive segment comprising at least one LED. The integrally formed single piece LED light wire may include built-in sensors/detectors and/or a plurality of LED modules with individually controlled LEDs via microprocessors. The integrally formed single piece LED light wire may also include an interlocking alignment system which permits the coupling of at least two LED light wires. Further, a plurality of the integrally formed single piece LED light wires may create a lighting panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Huizhou Light Engine Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Lo, Teddy Yeung Man Lo, Eddie Ping Kuen Li
  • Publication number: 20120307498
    Abstract: An LED lighting device comprises: a base having a socket connector; a housing comprising a primary heat sink, the housing being coupled to the base and having an upper annular rim; a plate having a periphery, at least the periphery of the plate being thermally coupled to the upper annular rim of the housing; at least one LED lighting source, the at least one LED lighting source being thermally coupled to the plate; a globe having a body comprising an outer surface with a light transmittable surface configured to transmit light from the LED lighting source to outside the lighting device; and a secondary heat sink thermally coupled to the plate and the housing, and comprising heat conductors arranged to take the shape of the globe. The housing, plate and secondary heat sink cooperate to conduct heat from the at least one LED lighting source to the surrounding environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Chung Wai Paul Lo, Wa Hing Leung, Tin Po Flavio Chu
  • Publication number: 20110305011
    Abstract: A flexible, integrally formed single piece light emitting diode (LED) light wire that provides a smooth, uniform lighting effect from all directions of the LED light wire. The integrally formed single piece LED light wire contains a conductive base comprising first and second bus elements formed from a conductive material. The bus elements distribute power from a power source to LEDs that are mounted on the first and second bus elements so that it draws power from and adds mechanical stability to the first and second bus elements. The flexible, integrally formed single piece LED light wire is assembled so that the first and second bus elements are connected to each other prior to the LED being mounted and such integrally formed single piece LED light wire is formed without a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Paul Lo, Teddy Yeung Man Lo, Eddie Ping Kuen Li