Patents by Inventor Szu Tao TONG

Szu Tao TONG 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).

  • Patent number: 10379589
    Abstract: An example disclosed herein is a non-volatile storage medium including instructions relating to control of power that, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to monitor a supply of power to a regulator, decouple supply of power to the regulator when the monitored supply of power is below a predetermined level, couple a power pack to the regulator to supply power to the regulator when the monitored supply of power is below the predetermined level, and generate an Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) G1 Sleeping state signal when the monitored supply of power is below the predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Patrick Ferguson, Chien-Hao Lu, Chih Liang Li, Szu Tao Tong
  • Patent number: 10101778
    Abstract: An example printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) includes a controller and a plurality of conductive contacts. The conductive contacts are coupled to the controller. The controller is to determine a type of chassis to which the PCBA is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Szu Tao Tong, Hsin-Tso Lin, Cheng-Yi Yang, Hai-Ling Hung, Chien-Hao Lu
  • Publication number: 20180120907
    Abstract: An example printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) includes a controller and a plurality of conductive contacts. The conductive contacts are coupled to the controller. The controller is to determine a type of chassis to which the PCBA is mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Szu Tao Tong, Hsin-Tso Lin, Cheng-Yi Yang, Hai-Ling Hung, Chien-Hao Lu
  • Publication number: 20170060210
    Abstract: An example disclosed herein is a non-volatile storage medium including instructions relating to control of power that, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to monitor a supply of power to a regulator, decouple supply of power to the regulator when the monitored supply of power is below a predetermined level, couple a power pack to the regulator to supply power to the regulator when the monitored supply of power is below the predetermined level, and generate an Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) G1 Sleeping state signal when the monitored supply of power is below the predetermined level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Patrick Ferguson, Chien-Hao Lu, Chih Liang Li, Szu Tao Tong
  • Patent number: 9213398
    Abstract: A keypad circuit provides a signal corresponding to an actuation of a button. A query is presented to confirm intent to place an apparatus in a low-power state in response to the signal. The apparatus assumes a low-power state in response to a confirmation. The apparatus is also configured to assume an active state from a low-power state in response to the signal. Point-of-sale terminals and other apparatus can be controlled and operated accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Szu Tao Tong, Hsin-Tso Lin, Cheng-Yi Yang, Chih Liang Li
  • Publication number: 20140359337
    Abstract: Circuits for preventing power drawn by a load from exceeding a threshold are provided. A first circuit monitors power supplied to the load and disables a power supply if a threshold is exceeded. A second circuit disconnects the load from the power supply if the threshold is exceeded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Szu Tao Tong, Chien-Hao Lu, Nam Nguyen, Robert S. Wright
  • Publication number: 20140289442
    Abstract: A keypad circuit provides a signal corresponding to an actuation of a button. A query is presented to confirm intent to place an apparatus in a low-power state in response to the signal. The apparatus assumes a low-power state in response to a confirmation. The apparatus is also configured to assume an active state from a low-power state in response to the signal. Point-of-sale terminals and other apparatus can be controlled and operated accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Szu Tao TONG, Hsin-Tso Lin, Cheng-Yi Yang, Chih Liang Li