Patents by Inventor Samuel H. Wong

Samuel H. Wong 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: 20190143111
    Abstract: A peripheral nerve stimulator can be used to stimulate a peripheral nerve to treat essential tremor, Parkinsonian tremor, and other forms of tremor. The stimulator can have electrodes that are placed circumferentially around the patient's wrist or arm. Specific nerves in the wrist or arm can be targeted by appropriate spacing of the electrodes. Positioning the electrodes on generally opposing sides of the target nerve can result in improved stimulation of the nerve. The stimulation pattern may alternate between the nerves. Improved stimulation algorithms can incorporate tremor feedback, external data, predictive adaptation, and long-term monitoring data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Serena HanYing Wong, Kathryn H. Rosenbluth, Samuel Hamner, Paula Chidester, Scott L. Delp, Terence D. Sanger, David Klein
  • Publication number: 20190143113
    Abstract: A peripheral nerve stimulator can be used to stimulate a peripheral nerve to treat essential tremor, Parkinsonian tremor, and other forms of tremor. The stimulator can have electrodes that are placed circumferentially around the patient's wrist or arm. Specific nerves in the wrist or arm can be targeted by appropriate spacing of the electrodes. Positioning the electrodes on generally opposing sides of the target nerve can result in improved stimulation of the nerve. The stimulation pattern may alternate between the nerves. Improved stimulation algorithms can incorporate tremor feedback, external data, predictive adaptation, and long-term monitoring data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Serena HanYing Wong, Kathryn H. Rosenbluth, Samuel Hamner, Paula Chidester, Scott L. Delp, Terence D. Sanger, David Klein
  • Publication number: 20190134393
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, devices, and methods for peripheral nerve stimulation, particularly for treating tremor. The nerve stimulation may be accomplished by a wearable nerve stimulation device, such as a band configured to be worn on the wrist or other body part. The device can accomplish targeted nerve stimulation using circumferentially spaced electrodes. In some embodiments, the device may use only the same number of electrodes as the number of nerves that are to be stimulated. A biphasic charge-balanced waveform may be used to selectively stimulate a nerve near one of the activated electrodes but not to stimulate the nerve near the other activated electrode. The device may use dry electrodes for long-term, repeated use. The dry electrodes may include a conductive base layer and a polymeric, plastic or rubber skin contact layer comprising a conductive filler. The filler may be a powder, fiber, conductive coating, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Serena HanYing Wong, Gregory T. Schulte, Samuel Richard Hamner, Kathryn H. Rosenbluth, John Vincent Colombo
  • Patent number: 10268672
    Abstract: Parsing XML (extensible markup language) data by performing the following operations: (i) dividing the piece of markup language into a plurality of pre-parsing segments; (ii) assigning the pre-parsing segment to a pre-parsing processor thread of a plurality of pre-parsing processor threads; (iii) determining any parsing division point(s) occurring in the pre-parsing segment so that data corresponding to a single tabular record is between each consecutive pair of parsing division points; (iv) dividing the piece of language into a plurality of parsing segments defined by the parsing division points so that each parsing segment corresponds to a single tabular record; (v) assigning the parsing segment to a parsing processor thread of a plurality of parsing processor threads; and (vi) parsing to generate a parsed tabular record corresponding to the parsing segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Zhen Li, Mi Wan Shum, DongJie Wei, Samuel H. Wong, Xian Rong Wu
  • Publication number: 20160292146
    Abstract: Parsing XML (extensible markup language) data by performing the following operations: (i) dividing the piece of markup language into a plurality of pre-parsing segments; (ii) assigning the pre-parsing segment to a pre-parsing processor thread of a plurality of pre-parsing processor threads; (iii) determining any parsing division point(s) occurring in the pre-parsing segment so that data corresponding to a single tabular record is between each consecutive pair of parsing division points; (iv) dividing the piece of language into a plurality of parsing segments defined by the parsing division points so that each parsing segment corresponds to a single tabular record; (v) assigning the parsing segment to a parsing processor thread of a plurality of parsing processor threads; and (vi) parsing to generate a parsed tabular record corresponding to the parsing segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Zhen Li, Mi Wan Shum, DongJie Wei, Samuel H. Wong, Xian Rong Wu
  • Publication number: 20160292147
    Abstract: Parsing XML (extensible markup language) data by performing the following operations: (i) dividing the piece of markup language into a plurality of pre-parsing segments; (ii) assigning the pre-parsing segment to a pre-parsing processor thread of a plurality of pre-parsing processor threads; (iii) determining any parsing division point(s) occurring in the pre-parsing segment so that data corresponding to a single tabular record is between each consecutive pair of parsing division points; (iv) dividing the piece of language into a plurality of parsing segments defined by the parsing division points so that each parsing segment corresponds to a single tabular record; (v) assigning the parsing segment to a parsing processor thread of a plurality of parsing processor threads; and (vi) parsing to generate a parsed tabular record corresponding to the parsing segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Zhen Li, Mi Wan Shum, DongJie Wei, Samuel H. Wong, Xian Rong Wu