Patents by Inventor Te-Kai Liu

Te-Kai Liu 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: 11008451
    Abstract: A fluorocarbon resin composition is applicable to produce a prepreg for use in making a high-frequency circuit board, including a polytetrafluoroethylene resin; a fluorine-containing copolymer of poly fluoroalkoxy or fluorinated ethylene propylene; inorganic powders and an impregnation additive such as hydroxyethyl cellulose; resulted in that the prepreg is capable of increasing a plurality of times for proceeding impregnation-coating, the surface defects prone to occur on a fluorocarbon prepreg during drying, baking and sintering after impregnation are therefore improved at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Nan Ya Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Te-Chao Liao, Ying-Te Huang, Chih-Kai Chang, Hung-Yi Chang, Hao-Sheng Chen, Chia-Lin Liu
  • Patent number: 8838468
    Abstract: A system and method for analyzing and managing business performance by designing and evaluating the performance of a business process model comprising a flow of business tasks and artifact sources that generate business artifacts. Business processes may be parsed to identify transformation opportunities meeting transformation conditions specified in a transformation knowledge. One or more identified transformation opportunities may be adopted, and parts of the process may be transformed according to transformation rules specified in a transformation knowledge. Analytics and computer simulation may be employed to evaluate business performance metrics of each of said transformed business processes. Iterative changes may be made to said business processes to manage business performance, reiterating transformation and evaluation steps until a satisfactory business process model is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Kano, Akio Koide, Te-Kai Liu, Bala Ramachandran
  • Patent number: 8565390
    Abstract: The present invention relates to managing connections between one or more data network interfaces and one or more phone interfaces. In one embodiment, a manager process, running on a computer system receives one or more telephone calls from one or more users over one of the phone interfaces and then accesses one or more profiles associated with each of the users. These profiles have one or more service identifiers and one or more interactive response agent (IRA) identifiers associated with the respective user. A menu of the service identifiers is presented to the user. The manager process looks up an agent address of one of the IRAs that is associated with the service identifier selected by the user from the menu and establishes a session with the associated IRA. A two-way communication with the associated IRA occurs during the session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Te-Kai Liu, Kiyoshi Maruyama
  • Patent number: 8379808
    Abstract: The present invention is a computer system and method that manages connections between one or more data network interfaces and one or more phone interfaces. A manager process, running on a computer system having both data and phone network interfaces, receives one or more telephone calls from one or more users over one of the phone interfaces and than accesses one or more profiles associated with each of the users. These profiles have one or more service identifiers and one or more interactive response agent (IRA) identifiers associated with the respective user. A menu of the service identifiers is presented to the user. The system then looks up an agent address of one of the IRAs that is associated with the service identifier selected by the user from the menu and establishes a session with the associated IRA. Having done this a two-way communication with the associated IRA occurs during the session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Te-Kai Liu, Kiyoshi Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20120250849
    Abstract: The present invention relates to managing connections between one or more data network interfaces and one or more phone interfaces. In one embodiment, a manager process, running on a computer system receives one or more telephone calls from one or more users over one of the phone interfaces and then accesses one or more profiles associated with each of the users. These profiles have one or more service identifiers and one or more interactive response agent (IRA) identifiers associated with the respective user. A menu of the service identifiers is presented to the user. The manager process looks up an agent address of one of the IRAs that is associated with the service identifier selected by the user from the menu and establishes a session with the associated IRA. A two-way communication with the associated IRA occurs during the session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Te-Kai Liu, Kiyoshi Maruyama
  • Patent number: 8233593
    Abstract: The present invention is a computer system and method that manages connections between one or more data network interfaces and one or more phone interfaces. A manager process, running on a computer system having both data and phone network interfaces, receives one or more telephone calls from one or more users over one of the phone interfaces and than accesses one or more profiles associated with each of the users. These profiles have one or more service identifiers and one or more interactive response agent (IRA) identifiers associated with the respective user. A menu of the service identifiers is presented to the user. The system then looks up an agent address of one of the IRAs that is associated with the service identifier selected by the user from the menu and establishes a session with the associated IRA. Having done this a two-way communication with the associated IRA occurs during the session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Te-Kai Liu, Kiyoshi Maruyama
  • Patent number: 7941332
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for modeling and optimizing an enterprise application system. The apparatus, in one embodiment, is configured to determine the system processing capacity and workload characteristics. The apparatus is further configured to determine optimization parameters, including the system processor utilization, minimum job acquiring rates for data entry points of the system, and software component multi-parallelism recommendations. A method is disclosed, in one embodiment, to report the optimization parameters and to implement the optimization parameters within the system during run-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Te-Kai Liu, Danny Nan Tang
  • Publication number: 20080285728
    Abstract: The present invention is a computer system and method that manages connections between one or more data network interfaces and one or more phone interfaces. A manager process, running on a computer system having both data and phone network interfaces, receives one or more telephone calls from one or more users over one of the phone interfaces and than accesses one or more profiles associated with each of the users. These profiles have one or more service identifiers and one or more interactive response agent (IRA) identifiers associated with the respective user. A menu of the service identifiers is presented to the user. The system then looks up an agent address of one of the IRAs that is associated with the service identifier selected by the user from the menu and establishes a session with the associated IRA. Having done this a two-way communication with the associated IRA occurs during the session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Te-Kai Liu, Kiyoshi Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20080208660
    Abstract: A system and method for analyzing and managing business performance by designing and evaluating the performance of a business process model comprising a flow of business tasks and artifact sources that generate business artifacts. Business processes may be parsed to identify transformation opportunities meeting transformation conditions specified in a transformation knowledge. One or more identified transformation opportunities may be adopted, and parts of the process may be transformed according to transformation rules specified in a transformation knowledge. Analytics and computer simulation may be employed to evaluate business performance metrics of each of said transformed business processes. Iterative changes may be made to said business processes to manage business performance, reiterating transformation and evaluation steps until a satisfactory business process model is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: Makoto Kano, Akio Koide, Te-Kai Liu, Bala Ramachandran
  • Publication number: 20080192909
    Abstract: The present invention is a computer system and method that manages connections between one or more data network interfaces and one or more phone interfaces. A manager process, running on a computer system having both data and phone network interfaces, receives one or more telephone calls from one or more users over one of the phone interfaces and than accesses one or more profiles associated with each of the users. These profiles have one or more service identifiers and one or more interactive response agent (IRA) identifiers associated with the respective user. A menu of the service identifiers is presented to the user. The system then looks up an agent address of one of the IRAs that is associated with the service identifier selected by the user from the menu and establishes a session with the associated IRA. Having done this a two-way communication with the associated IRA occurs during the session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Te-Kai Liu, Kiyoshi Maruyama
  • Patent number: 7379539
    Abstract: The present invention is a computer system and method that manages connections between one or more data network interfaces and one or more phone interfaces. A manager process, running on a computer system having both data and phone network interfaces, receives one or more telephone calls from one or more users over one of the phone interfaces and than accesses one or more profiles associated with each of the users. These profiles have one or more service identifiers and one or more interactive response agent (IRA) identifiers associated with the respective user. A menu of the service identifiers is presented to the user. The system then looks up an agent address of one of the IRAs that is associated with the service identifier selected by the user from the menu and establishes a session with the associated IRA. Having done this a two-way communication with the associated IRA occurs during the session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Te-Kai Liu, Kiyoshi Maruyama
  • Patent number: 7366677
    Abstract: Cars of a car rental system are made operable by having a renter present a digital key issued from the car rental system. The digital key specifies the starting date and time of a given rental transaction, and the identification of the car the key is for. The digital key is further signed by the car rental system for authenticity. A prospective renter makes online reservation over the Web and downloads into a portable storage device a digital key which can be used to operate the reserved car on the day the reservation is made for. On the pickup day, the renter goes to the car and inserts the portable storage device into a slot on the car. Upon successful verification of the digital key, the car is enabled and the renter can keep the car until he or she wants to return the car. The return process starts by having the renter obtain a invalidated digital key from the car. Once the rental car invalidates the digital key provided by the renter, the renter can no longer operate the rental car.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Te-Kai Liu, Michael C. Greenwood
  • Publication number: 20070219944
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for modeling and optimizing an enterprise application system. The apparatus, in one embodiment, is configured to determine the system processing capacity and workload characteristics. The apparatus is further configured to determine optimization parameters, including the system processor utilization, minimum job acquiring rates for data entry points of the system, and software component multi-parallelism recommendations. A method is disclosed, in one embodiment, to report the optimization parameters and to implement the optimization parameters within the system during run-time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Inventors: Te-Kai Liu, Danny Tang
  • Publication number: 20060155562
    Abstract: A system and method for analyzing and managing business performance by designing and evaluating the performance of a business process model comprising a flow of business tasks and artifact sources that generate business artifacts. Business processes may be parsed to identify transformation opportunities meeting transformation conditions specified in a transformation knowledge. One or more identified transformation opportunities may be adopted, and parts of the process may be transformed according to transformation rules specified in a transformation knowledge. Analytics and computer simulation may be employed to evaluate business performance metrics of each of said transformed business processes. Iterative changes may be made to said business processes to manage business performance, reiterating transformation and evaluation steps until a satisfactory business process model is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2005
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Inventors: Makoto Kano, Akio Koide, Te-Kai Liu, Bala Ramachandran
  • Publication number: 20050207544
    Abstract: The present invention is a computer system and method that manages connections between one or more data network interfaces and one or more phone interfaces. A manager process, running on a computer system having both data and phone network interfaces, receives one or more telephone calls from one or more users over one of the phone interfaces and than accesses one or more profiles associated with each of the users. These profiles have one or more service identifiers and one or more interactive response agent (IRA) identifiers associated with the respective user. A menu of the service identifiers is presented to the user. The system then looks up an agent address of one of the IRAs that is associated with the service identifier selected by the user from the menu and establishes a session with the associated IRA. Having done this a two-way communication with the associated IRA occurs during the session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Te-Kai Liu, Kiyoshi Maruyama
  • Patent number: 6871139
    Abstract: A system produces of an empirical map of wireless communication coverage through a process of combining information from individual clients to produce a map which is then shared by all of the clients. The wireless coverage map aids in maintaining a reliable communications link. The empirical map is generated by combining information from a group of mobile wireless users. The group may consist of a fleet of trucks, taxicabs, government service vehicles, or the customers of a wireless service provider. The mobile vehicles must be equipped with a GPS device or be located by other means such as triangulation. While vehicles are moving, the quality of wireless communication, e.g., signal strength or communication continuity, is recorded for each vehicle as a function of positions. The data from all of the vehicles is combined to produce the empirical map. The empirical map may be maintained at a central site and subsets of the map replicated for individual vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Te-Kai Liu, Michael C. Greenwood, Lawrence L. Lieberman, Kiyoshi Maruyama, Paul A. Moskowitz
  • Patent number: 6804333
    Abstract: The present invention is a computer system and method that manages connections between one or more data network interfaces and one or more phone interfaces. A manager process, running on a computer system having both data and phone network interfaces, receives one or more telephone calls from one or more users over one of the phone interfaces and then accesses one or more profiles associated with each of the users. These profiles have one or more service identifiers and one or more interactive response agent (IRA) identifiers associated with the respective user. A menu of the service identifiers is presented to the user. The system then looks up an agent address of one of the IRAs that is associated with the service identifier selected by the user from the menu and establishes a session with the associated IRA. Having done this a two-way communication with the associated IRA occurs during the session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Te-Kai Liu, Kiyoshi Maruyama
  • Patent number: 6721305
    Abstract: A system and method for delivering electronic messages over a wireless cellular communications network when the sender of a message is out of the coverage area of any cell within the network. With this method the message is broadcast repeatedly until a mobile wireless courier receives the message when it is range and stores the message. When the courier is within range of a base station of the cellular communication network, it then transmits the stored message to the base station for transmission to a requested destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shun-Shing Chan, Michael Corey Greenwood, Te-Kai Liu, Kiyoshi Maruyama
  • Patent number: 6484263
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for accessing password-protected Web sites through Web browsers without manually supplying username and password by users. A browser maintains, for each user, one user security profile which stores the URLs and the corresponding login username and password. When the browser receives a username-password challenge from a Web server, instead of immediately prompting the user for such information, the browser first searches the user security profile for the URL the challenge is received from. If a match is found, the browser sends the challenging Web server the username and password that is associated with the matched URL. Thus the user does not have to manually supply the username and password once the triple of (URL, username, password) is stored in the user security profile. This feature is especially valuable for users of voice browsers and phone browsers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Te-Kai Liu
  • Publication number: 20020120499
    Abstract: A method (and system) of issuing a membership card to a user from a vending machine, includes selecting from information displayed on a vending machine according to an interest of the user, contacting entities selected by the user to set up the user's membership account, customizing a membership token with chosen membership privileges, and issuing the membership token to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventors: Te-Kai Liu, Paul Andrew Moskowitz