Patents by Inventor Thomas Shih

Thomas Shih 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: 20220354207
    Abstract: A woven textile structure is formed by weaving a first woven layer including first yarns and weaving a second woven layer including first yarns, where the woven layers are arranged in a stacked manner and are separated from each other. During the weaving of the first and second woven layers, second yarns are inserted along an intermediate span in the weft direction of the woven textile structure, where the second yarns are elongated to an elongated length during the insertion in the weft direction. First yarns of the first woven layer are interlaced with first yarns of the second woven layer and a second yarn of the intermediate span at a plurality of interlacing locations along the woven textile structure so as to define stitches at each interlacing location, where each stitch joins the first woven layer with the second woven layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Alan Toronjo, Thomas White, James Shih-Tien Huang
  • Publication number: 20220356608
    Abstract: A woven textile structure is formed by weaving a first woven layer including first yarns and weaving a second woven layer including first yarns, where the woven layers are arranged in a stacked manner and are separated from each other. During the weaving of the first and second woven layers, second yarns are inserted along an intermediate span in the weft direction of the woven textile structure, where the second yarns are elongated to an elongated length during the insertion in the weft direction. First yarns of the first woven layer are interlaced with first yarns of the second woven layer and a second yarn of the intermediate span at a plurality of interlacing locations along the woven textile structure so as to define stitches at each interlacing location, where each stitch joins the first woven layer with the second woven layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Alan Toronjo, Thomas White, James Shih-Tien Huang
  • Publication number: 20220283594
    Abstract: Provided are various systems and processes for improving last-mile delivery of real-time, on-demand orders for perishable goods. In one aspect, an automated vehicle (AV) comprises a body including a storage compartment for storing perishable goods. The storage compartment is accessible by a user upon authentication of the user. The AV further comprises a sensor module for receiving data for navigating the AV. The sensor module is positioned above the body on a support structure at a predetermined height above the ground, such as three to five feet. The data includes one or more of the following: audio data, video data, radio waves, and backscattered light waves. The AV further comprises an onboard computer system configured to process the data to navigate the AV along motor vehicle routes and pedestrian routes. The AV may be configured to interface with an automated locker system to retrieve or deposit the perishable goods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: DoorDash, Inc.
    Inventors: Harrison Shih, Jeff Ning Han, Thomas Scott Stephens, Dan Michael Babcock, Cody Duane Aughney
  • Publication number: 20220222778
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and techniques are presented to generate images. In at least one embodiment, one or more neural networks are used to generate one or more images using one or more pixel weights determined based, at least in part, on one or more sub-pixel offset values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Shiqiu Liu, Robert Thomas Pottorff, Guilin Liu, Karan Sapra, Jon Barker, David Tarjan, Pekka Janis, Edvard Olav Valter Fagerholm, Lei Yang, Kevin Jonathan Shih, Marco Salvi, Timo Roman, Andrew Tao, Bryan Christopher Catanzaro
  • Patent number: 11372426
    Abstract: Provided are various systems and processes for improving last-mile delivery of real-time, on-demand orders for perishable goods. In one aspect, an automated vehicle (AV) comprises a body including a storage compartment for storing perishable goods. The storage compartment is accessible by a user upon authentication of the user. The AV further comprises a sensor module for receiving data for navigating the AV. The sensor module is positioned above the body on a support structure at a predetermined height above the ground, such as three to five feet. The data includes one or more of the following: audio data, video data, radio waves, and backscattered light waves. The AV further comprises an onboard computer system configured to process the data to navigate the AV along motor vehicle routes and pedestrian routes. The AV may be configured to interface with an automated locker system to retrieve or deposit the perishable goods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: DoorDash, Inc.
    Inventors: Harrison Shih, Jeff Ning Han, Thomas Scott Stephens, Dan Michael Babcock, Cody Duane Aughney
  • Publication number: 20120324359
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring computer and/or software usage and enhancing functionality of target software applications are provided. In some aspects, the systems and methods may identify user activity with sufficient depth for meaningful analysis, even when the target application restricts access to, for example, its user-interface object model or event stream, without requiring code-level integration with the target application. In other aspects, the systems and methods may enable fast and convenient assignment of semantic meaning to user-interface elements to enable actionable usage reporting, among other things In further aspects, the systems and methods may allow convenient definition of a sequence of user-interface actions as a workflow, which may be analyzed in a variety of manners including, for example, monitoring and analyzing for user utilization and compliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: SA IGNITE, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Shih-Chun Lee, Timothy D. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20100262511
    Abstract: The method of the invention is based on a membership-only association (“MOA”). Preferably, the MOA operates as a not-for-profit entity having a formal organization such as a corporation or LLC. MOA receives membership fees to pay for accounting fees, legal fees, product liability insurance, and year-end buy backs of dead back-up inventory. The MOA solicits retailers, designers, wholesalers, and manufacturers, or some combination thereof, to become members of the association. Applicants for membership are screened based on criteria determined by founding members of the MOA. Once accepted, the prospective member enters into a contractual relationship with the MOA. The types of members include, by way of example, Design Members, Supply Members, Logistical Wholesale Members, and Retail Members. Administration, logistics, and communications among the Design, Retail, and Logistical Wholesale Members are facilitated by a Support Entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas Shih An Lee
  • Publication number: 20090164332
    Abstract: The method of the invention is based on a membership-only association (“MOA”). Preferably, the MOA operates as a not-for-profit entity having a formal organization such as a corporation or LLC. MOA receives membership fees to pay for accounting fees, legal fees, product liability insurance, and year-end buy backs of dead back-up inventory The MOA solicits retailers, designers, wholesalers, and manufacturers, or some combination thereof, to become members of the association Applicants for membership are screened based on criteria determined by founding members of the MOA. Once accepted, the prospective member enters into a contractual relationship with the MOA The types of members include, by way of example, Design Members, Supply Members, Logistical Wholesale Members, and Retail Members. Administration, logistics, and communications among the Design, Retail, and Logistical Wholesale Members are facilitated by a Support Entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventor: Thomas Shih An Lee
  • Patent number: 6586452
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel nodulosporic acid derivatives, which are acaricidal, antiparasitic, insecticidal and anthelmintic agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Shih, Steven L. Colletti, Michael H. Fisher, Peter T. Meinke, Howard C. H. Kuo, Prasun K. Chakravarty, Matthew J. Wyvratt, Sriram Tyagarajan, Richard Berger
  • Publication number: 20020045653
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel nodulosporic acid derivatives, which are acaricidal, antiparasitic, insecticidal and anthelmintic agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2001
    Publication date: April 18, 2002
    Inventors: Thomas Shih, Steven L. Colletti, Michael H. Fisher, Peter T. Meinke, Dong Ok, Prasun K. Chakravarty, Matthew J. Wyvratt
  • Patent number: 5962499
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel nodulosporic acid derivatives, which are acaricidal, antiparasitic, insecticidal and anthelmintic agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Peter T. Meinke, Thomas Shih, Michael H. Fisher
  • Patent number: 5705515
    Abstract: Substituted sulfonamides are selective .beta..sub.3 adrenergic receptor agonists with very little .beta..sub.1 and .beta..sub.2 adrenergic receptor activity and as such the compounds are capable of increasing lipolysis and energy expenditure in cells. The compounds thus have potent activity in the treatment of Type II diabetes and obesity. The compounds can also be used to lower triglyceride levels and cholesterol levels or raise high density lipoprotein levels or to decrease gut motility. In addition, the compounds can be used to reduced neurogenic inflammation or as antidepressant agents. The compounds are prepared by coupling an aminoalkylphenyl-sulfonamide with an appropriately substituted epoxide. Compositions and methods for the use of the compounds in the treatment of diabetes and obesity and for lowering triglyceride levels and cholesterol levels or raising high density lipoprotein levels or for increasing gut motility are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Fisher, Elizabeth M. Naylor, Emma R. Parmee, Thomas Shih, Hyun Ok, Ann E. Weber
  • Patent number: 5689012
    Abstract: A continuous process for the preparation of polyoxyalkylene polyethers using DMC catalysts as the polyoxyalkylation catalyst employs continuous addition of alkylene oxide in conjunction with continuous addition of starter and catalyst to a continuous oxyalkylation reactor. Despite the continuous introduction of starter, the molecular weight distribution of the polyether product is quite narrow, as indicated by the exceptionally low polydispersity of the product. The presence of low molecular weight species during the majority of the polyoxyalkylation also substantially eliminates extremely high molecular weight fractions having molecular weights greater than 100,000 Da, again without appreciably broadening molecular weight distribution. By withdrawing intermediate molecular weight polyether product or diverting a portion of the end product to prepare a catalyst/starter mixture, rapid and sustained reaction rates can be achieved while employing low molecular weight starters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Assignee: ARCO Chemical Technology, L.P.
    Inventors: Jose F. Pazos, T. Thomas Shih
  • Patent number: 5561142
    Abstract: Substituted sulfonamides are selective .beta..sub.3 adrenergic receptor agonists with very little .beta..sub.1 and .beta..sub.2 adrenergic receptor activity and as such the compounds are capable of increasing lipolysis and energy expenditure in cells. The compounds thus have potent activity in the treatment of Type II diabetes and obesity. The compounds can also be used to lower triglyceride levels and cholesterol levels or raise high density lipoprotein levels or to decrease gut motility. In addition, the compounds can be used to reduced neurogenic inflammation or as antidepressant agents. The compounds are prepared by coupling an aminoalkylphenyl-sulfonamide with an appropriately substituted epoxide. Compositions and methods for the use of the compounds in the treatment of diabetes and obesity and for lowering triglyceride levels and cholesterol levels or raising high density lipoprotein levels or for increasing gut motility are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1996
    Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Fisher, Elizabeth M. Naylor, Dong Ok, Ann E. Weber, Thomas Shih, Hyun Ok
  • Patent number: 5352807
    Abstract: The method for the separating close-boiling impurities from propylene oxide essentially free of high molecular weight poly (propylene oxide) which comprises contacting the impure propylene oxide with solid activated carbon adsorbent and separating propylene oxide reduced in impurities content from the adsorbent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1994
    Assignee: ARCO Chemical Technology, L.P.
    Inventor: T. Thomas Shih
  • Patent number: 5288882
    Abstract: A method of recovering optically active epoxy alcohols from asymmetric epoxidation reaction mixture is provided whereby the epoxy alcohol may be obtained in high yield with minimal degradation of optical purity. The process is also suitable for the synthesis of useful organic sulfonate derivatives of chiral epoxy alcohols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Assignee: Arco Chemical Technology, L.P.
    Inventors: T. Thomas Shih, Wilfred P.-S. Shum
  • Patent number: 5187287
    Abstract: The method for the separating close-boiling impurities from C.sub.2 -C.sub.4 l alkylene oxide which comprises contacting the impure alkylene oxide with solid activated carbon adsorbent and separating alkylene oxide reduced in impurities content from the adsorbent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1993
    Assignee: Arco Chemical Technology, L.P.
    Inventor: T. Thomas Shih
  • Patent number: 5133839
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved process for the separation of impurities from a lower alkylene oxide, such as propylene oxide, by a process wherein the impure propylene oxide is first fractionally distilled to separate higher and lower boiling impurities, then the partially purified alkylene oxide is subjected to extractive distillation to separate additional impurities, the purified propylene oxide being separated as an overhead fraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1992
    Assignee: Arco Chemical Technology, L.P.
    Inventor: T. Thomas Shih
  • Patent number: 5129996
    Abstract: A method is provided for the separation by extractive distillation of hydrocarbon impurities from lower alkylene oxides such as propylene oxide wherein a glycol having 2 to 5 carbon atoms is used as extractive solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1992
    Assignee: Arco Chemical Technology, L.P.
    Inventor: T. Thomas Shih
  • Patent number: 5107002
    Abstract: The method for the separating methyl formate from lower alkylene oxide such as propylene oxide which comprises contacting the impure alkylene oxide with basic ion exchange resin and separating alkylene oxide reduced in methyl formate content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1992
    Assignee: Arco Chemical Technology, L.P.
    Inventor: T. Thomas Shih