Patents by Inventor Steve Lee

Steve Lee 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: 20130021269
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein may help to provide for more convenient, efficient, and/or intuitive operation of a user-interface. An example computer-implemented method may involve: (i) providing a user-interface comprising an input region; (ii) receiving data indicating a touch input at the user-interface; (iii) determining an active-input-region setting based on (a) the touch input and (b) an active-input-region parameter; and (iv) defining an active input region on the user-interface based on at least the determined active-input-region setting, wherein the active input region is a portion of the input region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Michael P. Johnson, Thad Eugene Starner, Nirmal Patel, Steve Lee
  • Patent number: 8335917
    Abstract: In one example, a Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) combines a value identifying itself with a cable modem Media Access Control (MAC) address stored in a provisioning request. The CMTS then relays the modified provisioning request to a provisioning server, which analyzes the value to identify a CMTS associated with the cable modem MAC address. Then, to regulate cable modem cloning or for other reasons, the provisioning server selects provisioning information for the cable modem according to the identified CMTS-MAC address association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Ford, Steve Lee, Jamie Zabala
  • Publication number: 20120260108
    Abstract: Systems and methods in accordance with aspects of the present invention can be implemented to prevent automated, semi-automated, or manual searching, indexing, copying, and surveillance of electronic content, e.g., content in online documents or pages. Such systems and methods can also enable a human user to see the electronic content properly on a display, while the content remains unintelligible to computer programs. Thus, in accordance with the present invention, a computer application and a human user can interpret or “see” an electronic document differently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Steve Lee
  • Publication number: 20120246283
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a router is configured to relay a provisioning request originating from a remote network device to a remote provisioning server. When the router receives back a provisioning response including provisioning information identifying a first remotely stored configuration file, the router is configured to modify the provisioning information such that the modified provisioning information no longer identifies the first remotely stored configuration file. The router then relays the provisioning reply, which may identify a second different configuration file, to the remote network device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: Cisco Technology, Inc
    Inventors: Alan FORD, Steve LEE
  • Patent number: 8224936
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a router is configured to relay a provisioning request originating from a remote network device to a remote provisioning server. When the router receives back a provisioning response including provisioning information identifying a first remotely stored configuration file, the router is configured to modify the provisioning information such that the modified provisioning information no longer identifies the first remotely stored configuration file. The router then relays the provisioning reply, which may identify a second different configuration file, to the remote network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Ford, Steve Lee
  • Patent number: 8221246
    Abstract: An entertainment chair includes a base, a bottom surface positioned on a lower portion of the base and a seating surface positioned opposite the bottom surface. The entertainment chair further includes a support surface formed or removeably attachable with respect to the bottom surface and permitting 360 degrees of rotation of the base relative to a floor surface. The entertainment chair further includes an internal control for translating movement of a user to an entertainment system and may further include a means for operably connecting the entertainment chair to an entertainment medium for receiving a signal produced by the entertainment medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: eFurn Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Steve Lee, Chris Daisy
  • Patent number: 8162517
    Abstract: A lamp including a base, a bendable neck and a lamp head, an outer surface of the lamp covered by a pliable sheath. The lamp further including a plurality of switches and a plurality of light sources, such as light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The plurality of switches are visually concealed by the pliable sheath. A first actuation of at least one switch of the plurality of switches activates a white light mode of operation and a second actuation of at least one switch of the plurality of switches activates a color-phasing mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: LumiSource, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Lee
  • Patent number: 8120262
    Abstract: A circuit is used for driving a plurality of lamps, such as Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps (CCFLs). The lamps are paired to form a plurality of pairs of lamps. Each of the plurality of pairs of lamps has two lamps which are coupled to each other in series. The plurality of pairs of lamps are coupled in parallel. The circuit comprises a switch circuit, a transformer, and a plurality of balance chokes. The switch circuit is used for converting a DC electric power into a first AC electric power. The transformer has a primary winding and a secondary winding. The primary winding of the transformer is coupled to the switch circuit for receiving said first AC electric power and energizing the secondary winding to generate a second AC electric power from the secondary winding to energize the plurality of lamps. Each of the balance chokes includes a first winding and a second winding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: O2Micro Inc
    Inventors: Steve Lee, John Wang, Xuefang Yang
  • Patent number: 8012762
    Abstract: Test device for detection and visual indication of a specific analyte in a liquid sample such as a body fluid. The device includes a biodegradable housing, a test strip and a lid. The device is configured for placement in concentrate or dilute test liquid that is for example contained in a vessel. One end of the test strip wicks the liquid being tested into the housing and across a control site and test site which provide visual indication that the device is working correctly and whether the analyte being tested is present in the test liquid. An antibody specific to the antigen being tested may be provided on the test strip. The test device for example detects specific antigens in dilute urine, such that the device may be placed in a toilet bowl after urination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventor: Steve Lee
  • Patent number: 7986690
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a cloned cable modem detector is configured to assemble a table associating cable modem physical addresses to Cable Modem Termination Systems (CMTSs) according to provisioning requests forwarded from the CMTSs. When one of the provisioning requests associates a cable modem physical address with a different CMTS than an existing association in the table, the detector outputs an indication of cable modem cloning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Ford, Steve Lee
  • Publication number: 20100319060
    Abstract: A method and system for discovering dependencies, configurations and utilizations among IT resources are disclosed. A discovery team writes a prediscovery script without requesting credentials and sends it to a system administrator (SA) who already has necessary credentials to execute the prediscovery script. Then, the SA reviews the prediscovery script and executes the prediscovery script on a target server. While or after executing the prediscovery script, the target server generates a result of an execution of the prediscovery script and provides the result to an analysis system. The analysis system analyzes and parses the result and generates a user-friendly data (e.g., graph or spreadsheet) that represents the result. Then, the analysis system provides the user-friendly data to the discovery team. The analysis system does not require credentials and does not directly communicate with the target server except receiving the result of the executed prediscovery script from the target server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Louis E. Aiken, John K. Baker, Kamal Bhattacharya, Robert P. Boettcher, Murthy V. Devarakonda, Nikolai A. Joukov, Timothy P. Kane, SR., Steve Lee, Matthew A. Markley, Birgit M. Pfitzmann, Michael Tacci, Norbert G. Vogl, Anthony G.D. Walker
  • Publication number: 20100312873
    Abstract: Ways are disclosed for determining a utilization of a server or group of servers. In one embodiment, a method includes determining a disk utilization factor (DUF) that indicates a utilization of one or more mass-storage disks of some server; determining a processor utilization factor (PUF) that indicates a utilization of one or more processors running on the first server; and based on the DUF and PUF deriving a server-utilization factor (SUF) that indicates a level of utilization of the first server, which includes incorporating one or more of (1) power-usage data or (2) financial-cost data that are associated with each of the disks and processors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles Z. Loboz, Steve Lee, Thomas R. Harpel
  • Publication number: 20100040055
    Abstract: In one example, a Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) combines a value identifying itself with a cable modem Media Access Control (MAC) address stored in a provisioning request. The CMTS then relays the modified provisioning request to a provisioning server, which analyzes the value to identify a CMTS associated with the cable modem MAC address. Then, to regulate cable modem cloning or for other reasons, the provisioning server selects provisioning information for the cable modem according to the identified CMTS-MAC address association.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicant: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan FORD, Steve Lee
  • Publication number: 20100043041
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a cloned cable modem detector is configured to assemble a table associating cable modem physical addresses to Cable Modem Termination Systems (CMTSs) according to provisioning requests forwarded from the CMTSs. When one of the provisioning requests associates a cable modem physical address with a different CMTS than an existing association in the table, the detector outputs an indication of cable modem cloning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicant: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan FORD, Steve Lee
  • Patent number: 7644922
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and system for operating a gaming terminal where the gaming terminal cabinet itself is an active feature or element of the wagering game. The method and system of the invention involve a gaming terminal cabinet that is transformable from a primary external configuration to a secondary external configuration. The transformation of the gaming terminal cabinet may be based on an outcome of a basic wagering game, a bonus wagering game, or both. The secondary external configuration may involve a single transformation or it may involve multiple transformations. At the end of the wagering game, the gaming terminal cabinet may be transformed back into the primary external configuration. The transformation of the gaming terminal cabinet may also be used to attract the attention of passersby when the gaming terminal is idle to thereby generate interest in the gaming terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: WMS Gaming Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Fiden, Matt Fitzsimons, Lisa Helfer, Steve Lee
  • Publication number: 20090292795
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a router is configured to relay a provisioning request originating from a remote network device to a remote provisioning server. When the router receives back a provisioning response including provisioning information identifying a first remotely stored configuration file, the router is configured to modify the provisioning information such that the modified provisioning information no longer identifies the first remotely stored configuration file. The router then relays the provisioning reply, which may identify a second different configuration file, to the remote network device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: Cisco Technology, Inc
    Inventors: Alan FORD, Steve Lee
  • Publication number: 20090287739
    Abstract: A system for scheduling, changing, and maintaining an outage schedule includes a data entry module adapted to allow a user to enter data pertaining to an outage, a pre-defined database containing transaction rules to define transaction flows, a processing module, and a display module. The processing module is adapted to process the data entered into the data entry module and the transaction rules provided in the pre-defined database. The display module receives processed data from the processing module, transforms the processed data into visual information representative of the processed data, and displays the visual information on a display of a computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventors: Guorui Zhang, Chaoyang Jing, Steve Lee, Peter Hirsch
  • Patent number: D604526
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: LumiSource, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Lee
  • Patent number: D671772
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: eFurn Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Steve Lee, Chris Daisy
  • Patent number: D674202
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: eFurn Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Steve Lee