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: 20090237921
    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: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventor: Steve LEE
  • Publication number: 20090152910
    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: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Steve Lee, Chris Daisy
  • Patent number: 7464113
    Abstract: A data recovery methodology with bound transaction data loss is described in which a database operator is allowed to set a bound that limits the number of transactions that can be lost. Transactions are placed in a buffer to be sent asynchronously to the standby system and synchronized based on the predetermined bound and on the number of transactions currently in the buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporations
    Inventors: Mahesh Girkar, Richard J. Anderson, Steve Lee, Joydip Kundu
  • Publication number: 20080286879
    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: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventor: Steve Lee
  • Patent number: 7375984
    Abstract: A power converter circuit includes an input switching circuit, an isolation circuit, a rectifier circuit that includes a least a pair of rectifiers, and an output circuit. The input switching circuit receives a first voltage and generates an AC voltage. The isolation circuit has a primary side configured to receive the AC voltage from the input switching circuit and a secondary side. The secondary side communicates with the rectifier circuit and the output circuit. The output circuit includes a secondary inductor and a diode. The secondary inductor communicates with a primary inductor and either the rectifier circuit or the secondary side. The diode communicates with the primary inductor, the secondary inductor, and the rectifier circuit. The secondary inductor inhibits current flow through the rectifier circuit and forces current flow through the diode when no voltage is applied to the primary side of the isolation circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: ASTEC Custom Power (HK) Ltd.
    Inventor: Steve Lee Tai Keung
  • Publication number: 20080111496
    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: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventors: Steve Lee, John Wang, Xuefang Yang
  • Patent number: 7331429
    Abstract: A brake includes two rockers, two shoes attached to the rockers and two linings attached to the shoes. The brake pinches a rim without overheating the rim. The rim includes two walls and a bridge. Each of the walls includes a first portion within the bridge, a second portion beside the bridge so that the bridge performs as a heat sink and supports the second portion and a third portion beyond the bridge in order to clamp a tire. The two linings pinch the second portions of the walls. An anchor attaches the top of each of the shoes to the related rocker and is vertically spaced from the linings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Gigantex Composite Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Steve Lee
  • Publication number: 20070290656
    Abstract: A power converter circuit includes an input switching circuit, an isolation circuit, a rectifier circuit that includes a least a pair of rectifiers, and an output circuit. The input switching circuit receives a first voltage and generates an AC voltage. The isolation circuit has a primary side configured to receive the AC voltage from the input switching circuit and a secondary side. The secondary side communicates with the rectifier circuit and the output circuit. The output circuit includes a secondary inductor and a diode. The secondary inductor communicates with a primary inductor and either the rectifier circuit or the secondary side. The diode communicates with the primary inductor, the secondary inductor, and the rectifier circuit. The secondary inductor inhibits current flow through the rectifier circuit and forces current flow through the diode when no voltage is applied to the primary side of the isolation circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Applicant: ASTEC Custom Power ( HK) Ltd.
    Inventor: Steve Lee Tai Keung
  • Patent number: 7257761
    Abstract: A method for improving data accuracy and data flow of a disc servo system to read data on a disk. First of all, a read mode of the disc servo system is determined. If the read mode is an audio/video play mode, a first read procedure to read the data on the disk is executed. If the read mode is a document read mode, a second read procedure to read the data on the disk is executed. The second read procedure is different from the first read procedure. Finally, the data is output to further processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: ASUSTek Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Lee, Donnie Wu
  • Publication number: 20070164537
    Abstract: An ATV trailer is disclosed. An illustrative embodiment of the ATV trailer includes a portable trailer frame, at least one seat provided on the trailer frame and a basket provided on the trailer frame beneath the at least one seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Inventor: Steve Lee
  • Patent number: 7244052
    Abstract: A decorative lamp that includes a base and a poseable stem that extends from the base. A spring is connected with respect to an end of the poseable stem opposite the base and a wire is routed through the poseable stem and through the spring and into a socket positioned at an end of the spring opposite the poseable stem. A vibrator may be positioned on the decorative lamp to impart a motion to the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: LumiSource, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Lee
  • Patent number: 7224657
    Abstract: A compact disk (CD) recording end address compensation method is disclosed herein. The recording end address of the original recording session is compared with the recording start address of the second recording session. If two recording sessions are overlapped or staggered, the non-informational area such as pre-gap or Lead-out area is shortened or extended for compensate the mismatch. The invention makes it possible to ensure the desirable data be recorded without missing any piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Asustek Computer Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Lee
  • Patent number: 7114508
    Abstract: Cleaning apparatus having multiple wash tanks for washing articles in a carbon dioxide dry cleaning system employing a liquid carbon dioxide cleaning solution are provided. Cleaning apparatus having multiple wash tanks of the present invention may provide improved thermodynamic efficiency by allowing carbon dioxide vapor to be transferred between wash tanks rather than condensed. Cleaning apparatus having multiple wash tanks of the present invention may have a lower capital cost than multiple cleaning systems having single wash tanks. Cleaning apparatus having multiple wash tanks of the present invention include a first wash tank for contacting a first article with liquid carbon dioxide cleaning solution, and a second wash tank for contacting a second article with liquid carbon dioxide cleaning solution. The second wash tank is in fluid communication with the first wash tank. Methods of utilizing such cleaning apparatus are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Micell Technologies
    Inventors: Steve Lee Worm, James B. McClain
  • Publication number: 20060126350
    Abstract: A decorative lamp that includes a base and a poseable stem that extends from the base. A spring is connected with respect an end of the poseable stem opposite the base and a wire is routed through the poseable stem and through the spring and into a socket positioned at an end of the spring opposite the poseable stem. A vibrator may be positioned on the decorative lamp to impart a motion to the socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventor: Steve Lee
  • Patent number: D547879
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: SL Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Lee
  • Patent number: D565238
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: LumiSource, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Lee
  • Patent number: D577212
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: LumiSource, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Lee
  • Patent number: D577920
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: LumiSource, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Lee
  • Patent number: D591064
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: LumiSource, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Lee, Chris Daisy
  • Patent number: D597347
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Inventor: Steve Lee