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: 20060126348
    Abstract: A decorative lamp including a base. At least one bendable spring element is connected with respect to the base. The spring element is bendable and/or positionable into a configured shape and retains the configured shape, as desired. A socket is connected to the spring element and accepts a light bulb. A wire extends through a central void formed along a length of the spring element to operatively connect the socket to an electrical source. The decorative lamp includes a lampshade mountable with respect to the socket. The decorative lamp may also include a vibrator connectable with respect to the base and/or the spring element and imparting motion to the spring element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventor: Steve Lee
  • Publication number: 20060108184
    Abstract: Disclosed is a brake for pinching a rim without overheating it. 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 support for the second portion and a third portion beyond the bridge in order to clamp a tire. The brake includes two rockers, two shoes attached to the rockers and two linings attached to the shoes in order to pinch the second portions of the walls. A phantom line intersecting the centers of the linings is different from a phantom line intersecting the centers of the anchors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2005
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Applicant: GIGANTEX COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Steve Lee
  • Publication number: 20060082996
    Abstract: A lamp including a base, a first light source including a first tube forming a first gas storage chamber containing a supply of a first gas, and a second light source including a second tube forming a second gas storage chamber containing a supply of a second gas. The first light source is normally electrically connected to the second light source, and each of the first gas and the second gas electrically actuatable to produce light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2004
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Inventor: Steve Lee
  • Patent number: 7000993
    Abstract: A furniture piece including a base and a backrest pivotally connected to the base. An attachment component is positionable or movable between an engaged position locking the backrest in an upright position and a disengaged position allowing the backrest to move towards a folded position. A seat portion is pivotally connected to the base, and pivotally movable with respect to the base between an open position and a closed position. With the backrest in the folded position, the furniture piece may be placed within a box and shipped and/or stored in a volume-efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: LumiSource, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Lee
  • Publication number: 20050277468
    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: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Publication date: December 15, 2005
    Applicant: WMS Gaming Inc.
    Inventors: Matt Fitzsimons, Lisa Helfer, Daniel Fiden, Steve Lee
  • Patent number: 6971721
    Abstract: A chair includes a seat portion; a backrest surrounding at least a portion of the seat portion; and a base removably positioned beneath the seat portion. The base preferably includes tapered sidewalls that correspond with the backrest when the base is inverted and placed on the seat portion. In such a nested position, the disassembled chair may be efficiently shipped and stored in polyhedral boxes with angled side walls, that may be stacked and alternatingly inverted to take advantage of the angled sidewalls of such boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: LumiSource, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Lee
  • Publication number: 20050264044
    Abstract: A furniture piece includes a base and a member pivotally connected to the base. An attachment component is positionable or movable between an engaged position locking the member to the base, and a disengaged position allowing the member to move. The base may form a compartment which may contain at least one pivotally movable member of the furniture piece. The furniture piece may further one or more vibrators and/or speakers operably connectable to entertainment media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2005
    Publication date: December 1, 2005
    Inventor: Steve Lee
  • Publication number: 20050261238
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compositions having an effective amount of Adenosine Triphosphate (“ATP”) sufficient to effect intracellular and extracellular concentrations of ATP in a mammal to improve anaerobic exercise capacity by increasing muscle size and/or strength and methods for using the same. Preferably, a gastric acid secretion inhibitory coating is applied to the effective amount of ATP in a manner that protects the ATP from degradation by gastric juices. ATP compositions of the present invention may be administered in nutraceutical or functional food dosage forms, including oral and non-oral delivery forms. In addition, the effective amount of ATP maybe combined with amino acids, botanicals, functional foods, herbals, nucleotides, nutraceuticals, nutrients, pharmaceuticals, proteins, and/or vitamins in an effort to enhance the targeted activity of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Publication date: November 24, 2005
    Inventors: Steve Lee, Richard Hynson, Joe Zhou
  • Publication number: 20050238738
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to novel compositions of bio-active compounds comprising 4-hydroxyisoleucine and one or more compounds selected from the group of amino acids, alkaloids, glycosides, volatile oils, saponins, sapogenins, mannans, flavonoids, fatty acids, vitamins and provitamins, minerals, and carbohydrates. Preferably, the novel compositions of bio-active compounds include 4-hydroxyisoleucine and one or more amino acids selected from the group consisting of arginine, aspartate, threonine, serine, glutamate, proline, glycine, alanine, cysteine, valine, methionine, isoleucine, leucine, tryptophan, phenylalanine, ornithine, proline, lysine, histidine, and gamma-aminobutyrate. The composition of bio-active compounds preferably include between about ten percent and about seventy percent of 4-hydroxyisoleucine and between about twenty percent and about forty percent of other amino acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Inventors: Steve Lee, Richard Hynson, Ke-Qin Zhang, Wu-Zhou Li, Jing Zhou
  • Publication number: 20050233013
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to novel compositions of bio-active compounds comprising 4-hydroxyisoleucine and one or more compounds selected from the group of amino acids, alkaloids, glycosides, volatile oils, saponins, sapogenins, mannans, flavonoids, fatty acids, vitamins and provitamins, minerals, and carbohydrates. Preferably, the novel compositions of bio-active compounds include 4-hydroxyisoleucine and one or more amino acids selected from the group consisting of arginine, aspartate, threonine, serine, glutamate, proline, glycine, alanine, cysteine, valine, methionine, isoleucine, leucine, tryptophan, phenylalanine, ornithine, proline, lysine, histidine, and gamma-aminobutyrate. The composition of bio-active compounds preferably include between about ten percent and about seventy percent of 4-hydroxyisoleucine and between about twenty percent and about forty percent of other amino acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Publication date: October 20, 2005
    Inventors: Steve Lee, Richard Hynson, Ke-Qin Zhang, Wu-Zhou Li, Jing Zhou
  • Publication number: 20050233014
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to novel compositions of bio-active compounds comprising 4-hydroxyisoleucine and one or more compounds selected from the group of amino acids, alkaloids, glycosides, volatile oils, saponins, sapogenins, mannans, flavonoids, fatty acids, vitamins and provitamins, minerals, and carbohydrates. Preferably, the novel compositions of bio-active compounds include 4-hydroxyisoleucine and one or more amino acids selected from the group consisting of arginine, aspartate, threonine, serine, glutamate, proline, glycine, alanine, cysteine, valine, methionine, isoleucine, leucine, tryptophan, phenylalanine, ornithine, proline, lysine, histidine, and gamma-aminobutyrate. The composition of bio-active compounds preferably include between about ten percent and about seventy percent of 4-hydroxyisoleucine and between about twenty percent and about forty percent of other amino acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Publication date: October 20, 2005
    Inventors: Steve Lee, Richard Hynson, Ke-Qin Zhang, Wu-Zhou Li, Jing Zhou
  • Publication number: 20050226948
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to novel compositions of bio-active compounds comprising 4-hydroxyisoleucine and one or more compounds selected from the group of amino acids, alkaloids, glycosides, volatile oils, saponins, sapogenins, mannans, flavonoids, fatty acids, vitamins and provitamins, minerals, and carbohydrates. Preferably, the novel compositions of bio-active compounds include 4-hydroxyisoleucine and one or more amino acids selected from the group consisting of arginine, aspartate, threonine, serine, glutamate, proline, glycine, alanine, cysteine, valine, methionine, isoleucine, leucine, tryptophan, phenylalanine, ornithine, proline, lysine, histidine, and gamma-aminobutyrate. The composition of bio-active compounds preferably include between about ten percent and about seventy percent of 4-hydroxyisoleucine and between about twenty percent and about forty percent of other amino acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Inventors: Steve Lee, Richard Hynson, Ke-Qin Zhang, Wu-Zhou Li, Jing Zhou
  • Publication number: 20050177087
    Abstract: A blood heat conserving tube assembly includes a mediate inner tube for transporting blood, an outer tube surrounding the mediate inner tube and connected by several ribs. Channels are formed between the inner and the outer tubes. A hollow connector set and a space is within. Several hollow spaces are connected with extension pieces. Each extension piece is inserted between the inner and out tube channel; thus, the space and its channel are connected. Through these open space and channels flow the fluid with a proper temperature heats up the supplying blood temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Inventor: Steve Lee
  • Publication number: 20050176827
    Abstract: A composition of bio-active compounds and methods for facilitating and supporting the metabolism and transport of glucose and carbohydrates into muscle cells, promoting muscle function and growth, promoting glycogen synthesis, enhancing glucose disposal, stimulating pancreatic beta cells, promoting metabolic recovery, promoting muscle recovery, promoting lean body mass, and promoting fat burning. Preferably, the composition of bio-active compounds includes a combination of 4-hydroxyisoleucine with at least one amino acid selected from the group consisting of arginine, aspartate, threonine, serine, glutamate, proline, glycine, alanine, cysteine, valine, methionine, isoleucine, leucine, tryptophan, phenylalanine, ornithine, lysine, histidine, gamma-amino butyrate and tyrosine. In one presently preferred embodiment of the present invention, the combination is derived, isolated, and/or extracted from fenugreek seeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Inventors: Steve Lee, Richard Hynson, Brent Ruby, Steven Gaskill
  • Patent number: 6921724
    Abstract: An etch processor for etching a wafer includes a chuck for holding the wafer and a temperature sensor reporting a temperature of the wafer. The chuck includes a heater controlled by a temperature control system. The temperature sensor is operatively coupled to the temperature control system to maintain the temperature of the chuck at a selectable setpoint temperature. A first setpoint temperature and a second setpoint temperature are selected. The wafer is placed on the chuck and set to the first setpoint temperature. The wafer is then processed for a first period of time at the first setpoint temperature and for a second period of time at the second setpoint temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Tom A. Kamp, Richard Gottscho, Steve Lee, Chris Lee, Yoko Yamaguchi, Vahid Vahedi, Aaron Eppler
  • Publication number: 20050140197
    Abstract: A furniture piece including a base and a backrest pivotally connected to the base. An attachment component is positionable or movable between an engaged position locking the backrest in an upright position and a disengaged position allowing the backrest to move towards a folded position. A seat portion is pivotally connected to the base, and pivotally movable with respect to the base between an open position and a closed position. With the backrest in the folded position, the furniture piece may be placed within a box and shipped and/or stored in a volume-efficient manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Inventor: Steve Lee
  • Publication number: 20050133977
    Abstract: A chair includes a seat portion; a backrest surrounding at least a portion of the seat portion; and a base removably positioned beneath the seat portion. The base preferably includes tapered sidewalls that correspond with the backrest when the base is inverted and placed on the seat portion. In such a nested position, the disassembled chair may be efficiently shipped and stored in polyhedral boxes with angled side walls, that may be stacked and alternatingly inverted to take advantage of the angled sidewalls of such boxes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Inventor: Steve Lee
  • Patent number: D507123
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: LumiSource, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Lee
  • Patent number: D517236
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: LumiSource, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Lee
  • Patent number: D518044
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: LCT Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Lee