Patents by Inventor Thomas T. Liu

Thomas T. 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: 10563431
    Abstract: A cable lock including a lock body having a locking mechanism with a locked state and an unlocked state. A ceramic body cable includes a plurality of nested ceramic bodies and a cord, wherein each one of the plurality of ceramic bodies includes a center portion having an aperture. Each aperture of the plurality of nested ceramic bodies forms a channel through which the cord is positioned. Each of the ceramic bodies also includes a projection and a space such that the projection of one of the ceramic bodies overlaps the space of an adjacent ceramic body. A mesh sleeve is positioned on an exterior of the ceramic body cable and a shrunken heat shrinkable tube is positioned over the mesh sleeve. The combined ceramic body cable, mesh sleeve, and shrunken heat shrinkable tube are coupled to the lock body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Douglas A. Holmes, Daniel H. Kindstrand, Jonah S. Eidman, Gideon Hou, Thomas Y. Liu, Ryan T. Stolz
  • Publication number: 20190194979
    Abstract: A cable lock including a lock body having a locking mechanism with a locked state and an unlocked state. A ceramic body cable includes a plurality of nested ceramic bodies and a cord, wherein each one of the plurality of ceramic bodies includes a center portion having an aperture. Each aperture of the plurality of nested ceramic bodies forms a channel through which the cord is positioned. Each of the ceramic bodies also includes a projection and a space such that the projection of one of the ceramic bodies overlaps the space of an adjacent ceramic body. A mesh sleeve is positioned on an exterior of the ceramic body cable and a shrunken heat shrinkable tube is positioned over the mesh sleeve. The combined ceramic body cable, mesh sleeve, and shrunken heat shrinkable tube are coupled to the lock body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Douglas A. Holmes, Daniel H. Kindstrand, Jonah S. Eidman, Gideon Hou, Thomas Y. Liu, Ryan T. Stolz
  • Publication number: 20190159817
    Abstract: A method of changing a bone angle includes creating an osteotomy between a first portion and a second portion of a tibia of a patient; creating a cavity in the tibia by removing bone material along an axis extending in a substantially longitudinal direction from a first point at the tibial plateau to a second point; placing a non-invasively adjustable implant into the cavity, the non-invasively adjustable implant comprising an adjustable actuator having an outer housing and an inner shaft, telescopically disposed in the outer housing, and a driving element configured to be remotely operable to telescopically displace the inner shaft in relation to the outer housing; coupling one of the outer housing or the inner shaft to the first portion of the tibia; coupling the other of the outer housing or the inner shaft to the second portion of the tibia; and remotely operating the driving element to telescopically displace the inner shaft in relation to the outer housing, thus changing an angle between the first porti
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: David Skinlo, Thomas B. Buford, Ephraim Akyuz, Thomas Weisel, Roger Pisarnwongs, Adam G. Beckett, Jeffrey Lee Gilbert, Frank Yan Liu, Urs Weber, Edmund J. Roschak, Blair Walker, Scott Pool, Mark T. Dahl
  • Patent number: 9883812
    Abstract: Techniques and systems are disclosed for implementing multi-core beamforming algorithms. In one aspect, a method of implementing a beamformer technique includes using a spatial filter that contains lead-fields of two simultaneous dipole sources rather than a linear combination of the two to directly compute and obtain optimal source orientations and weights between two highly-correlated sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
    Inventors: Ming-Xiong Huang, Roland R. Lee, Mithun Diwakar, Omer Tal, Thomas T. Liu
  • Publication number: 20130204114
    Abstract: Techniques and systems are disclosed for implementing multi-core beamforming algorithms. In one aspect, a method of implementing a beamformer technique includes using a spatial filter that contains lead-fields of two simultaneous dipole sources rather than a linear combination of the two to directly compute and obtain optimal source orientations and weights between two highly-correlated sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: Ming-Xiong Huang, Roland R. Lee, Mithun Diwakar, Omer Tal, Thomas T. Liu
  • Patent number: 4412731
    Abstract: An improved diazo film processing and developing system has warm-up and steady state heaters along with gravity loading of the film drive rollers and cast aluminum pre-heat and developing chambers. The chambers use resilient or leaf spring seals and a stainless steel aqueous ammonia separation chamber is contiguous and directly connected with the developing chamber for maintaining a temperature differential between the two chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1983
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Peter E. Herborn, Thomas T. Liu, Sze-Teh Young