Patents by Inventor Philip Kao

Philip Kao 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).

  • Publication number: 20120197535
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for identifying bacteria by analysis of lipid A and/or lipoteichoic acid structure and/or mass spectrometry ionization patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: David R. Goodlett, Robert K. Ernst, Ying Sonia Ting, Yu Chieh Philip Kao
  • Publication number: 20110267756
    Abstract: A keyboard for use with a computing device. In some embodiments, the keyboard comprises a plurality of keys having upper surfaces to which a durable protective coating has been applied and legend symbols that have been etched into the upper surfaces through the durable protective coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Charles A. Sellers, Kevin F. Clancy, Philip Kao
  • Publication number: 20060132468
    Abstract: Embodiments of a pen/stylus apparatus are disclosed. In one embodiment, among others, a pen/stylus apparatus comprises a chamber configured to receive a pen, a holding element having a shaft, the holding element configured to retain the pen in a partially-ejected position, a button having a retainer, the retainer configured to retain the shaft when the pen is completely-inserted in the chamber, and a biasing element adjacent to the holding element, the biasing element configured to eject the holding element to a position corresponding to the partially-ejected position of the pen when the retainer is released from the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lev, Pablo Salazar, Philip Kao