Patents by Inventor Thomas Tan

Thomas Tan 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: 20190084759
    Abstract: An improved plastic container including a bottom strengthening formation. The strengthening formation assists in reducing deformation of the bottom of the container when the container is pierced during the beverage brewing process. In a preferred embodiment, the strengthening formation includes a generally gear-shaped path to evenly distribute dynamic forces from a piercing needle or stylus to the spokes or gear teeth of the strengthening formation. The gear-shaped path includes the features of gear design and includes an outer diameter, and inner diameter, and a pitch diameter. In some embodiments, a depression defining and encircling the piercable area further enhances the even distribution of dynamic forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Tan Tung, Daniel Lynn Preusser, James A. Lucken
  • Patent number: 9811622
    Abstract: A device receives Internet protocol (IP) addresses and metrics associated with network nodes of a network, and stores the IP addresses and the metrics in a route table. The device receives, from a user equipment, a request to connect to the network, and determines a particular network node, of the network nodes, to which to forward a communication session of the user equipment, based on the request and based on the metrics stored in the route table. The device forwards the communication session of the user equipment to the particular network node, and the particular network node enables the user equipment to connect to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak Kakadia, Jay J. Lee, Thomas Tan
  • Patent number: 9511469
    Abstract: An example component polishing method includes polishing a component protecting portions of the component during the polishing using a barrier spaced from the component. The barrier is configured to move together with the component during the polishing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Pratt & Whitney Services PTE LTD.
    Inventors: Chua Boon Beng, Thomas Tan, Kim Wei Cheah, Wai Tuck Chow
  • Patent number: 8909557
    Abstract: A system and method for generating an authentication token which is used by an issuer associated with a integrated circuit card to authenticate a transaction. A personal card reader receives data, including an authentication cryptogram, from the integrated circuit card. The personal card reader uses the data received from the integrated circuit card to select one of at least two default bitmaps stored in a memory portion of the personal card reader. The personal card reader uses the selected default bitmap and the authentication cryptogram to build the authentication token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: MasterCard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Mehdi Collinge, Jean-Paul Edmond Rans, Paul Vanneste, John Beric, Dave Roberts, Thomas Tan, Fikret Ates, Jonathan Grossar
  • Patent number: 8897137
    Abstract: A communications system provides a dynamic setting of optimal buffer sizes in IP networks. A method for dynamically adjusting buffer capacities of a router may include steps of monitoring a number of incoming packets to the router, determining a packet arrival rate, and determining the buffer capacities based at least partially on the packet arrival rate. Router buffers are controlled to exhibit the determined buffer capacities, e.g. during writing packets into and reading packets from each of the buffers as part of a packet routing performed by the router. In the disclosed examples, buffer size may be based on the mean arrival rate and one or more of mean packet size and mean waiting time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Jay J. Lee, Thomas Tan, Deepak Kakadia, Emer M. Delos Reyes, Maria G. Lam
  • Patent number: 8688893
    Abstract: Memory devices and memory interfaces are disclosed. In an implementation a memory controller of a memory device is configured to receive a first part of an address for memory access, and to perform a memory access based on said first part and a part of a previously received address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Mobile Communications GmbH
    Inventors: Khiam Yong Thomas Tan, Osman Bin Abu Bakar
  • Publication number: 20130323071
    Abstract: An example component polishing method includes polishing a component protecting portions of the component during the polishing using a barrier spaced from the component. The barrier is configured to move together with the component during the polishing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: PRATT & WHITNEY SERVICES PTE LTD.
    Inventors: Chua Boon Beng, Thomas Tan, Kim Wei Cheah, Wai Tuck Chow
  • Patent number: 8594501
    Abstract: A device receives Long Term Evolution (LTE) architecture information, Internet protocol (IP) network architecture information, and transport network information, and determines traffic patterns of a LTE network based on the LTE architecture information. The device also generates proposed LTE metropolitan optical transport networks (OTNs) based on the determined traffic patterns and one or more of the LTE architecture information, the IP network architecture information, and the transport network information. The device further determines transit switching for the proposed LTE metropolitan OTNs, and selects, from the proposed LTE metropolitan OTNs, a metropolitan OTN optimized for the LTE network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak Kakadia, Jay Lee, Thomas Tan
  • Patent number: 8553545
    Abstract: A network device may handle packet congestion in a network. In one implementation, the network device may receive a packet associated with a quality of service priority class and with a connection to a user device. The network device may include an output queue associated with the priority class of the packet. The output queue may be congested. The network device may determine whether the connection associated with the packet is a guaranteed bit rate connection. The network device may queue the packet according to a first action policy function when the connection associated with the packet is a guaranteed bit rate connection and may queue the packet according to a second action policy function when the connection associated with the packet is not a guaranteed bit rate connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jay J. Lee, Deepak Kakadia, Thomas Tan
  • Patent number: 8503880
    Abstract: A network device establishes first and second Ethernet link aggregation groups (LAGs) at a first access site of an optical transport network (OTN), and creates a first optical channel (OCh) LAG subpath from the first Ethernet LAG, via a second access site of the OTN, to an Ethernet LAG at a third access site of the OTN. The network device also creates a second OCh LAG subpath from the first Ethernet LAG, via a distribution site of the OTN, to the Ethernet LAG at the third access site, and creates a first optical data unit (ODUk) LAG subpath from the second Ethernet LAG to an Ethernet LAG at the second access site. The network device further creates a second ODUk LAG subpath from the second Ethernet LAG, via the distribution site and the third access site, to the Ethernet LAG at the second access site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak Kakadia, Jay Lee, Thomas Tan
  • Publication number: 20130100815
    Abstract: A device receives Internet protocol (IP) addresses and metrics associated with network nodes of a network, and stores the IP addresses and the metrics in a route table. The device receives, from a user equipment, a request to connect to the network, and determines a particular network node, of the network nodes, to which to forward a communication session of the user equipment, based on the request and based on the metrics stored in the route table. The device forwards the communication session of the user equipment to the particular network node, and the particular network node enables the user equipment to connect to the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Deepak KAKADIA, Jay J. LEE, Thomas TAN
  • Publication number: 20120213070
    Abstract: A communications system provides a dynamic setting of optimal buffer sizes in IP networks. A method for dynamically adjusting buffer capacities of a router may include steps of monitoring a number of incoming packets to the router, determining a packet arrival rate, and determining the buffer capacities based at least partially on the packet arrival rate. Router buffers are controlled to exhibit the determined buffer capacities, e.g. during writing packets into and reading packets from each of the buffers as part of a packet routing performed by the router. In the disclosed examples, buffer size may be based on the mean arrival rate and one or more of mean packet size and mean waiting time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless
    Inventors: Jay J. LEE, Thomas Tan, Deepak Kakadia, Emer M. Delos Reyes, Maria G. Lam
  • Patent number: 8223641
    Abstract: A communications system provides a dynamic setting of optimal buffer sizes in IP networks. A method for dynamically adjusting buffer capacities of a router may include steps of monitoring a number of incoming packets to the router, determining a packet arrival rate, and determining the buffer capacities based at least partially on the packet arrival rate. Router buffers are controlled to exhibit the determined buffer capacities, e.g. during writing packets into and reading packets from each of the buffers as part of a packet routing performed by the router. In the disclosed examples, buffer size may be based on the mean arrival rate and one or more of mean packet size and mean waiting time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Jay J. Lee, Thomas Tan, Deepak Kakadia, Emer M. Delos Reyes, Maria G. Lam
  • Publication number: 20120155859
    Abstract: A device receives Long Term Evolution (LTE) architecture information, Internet protocol (IP) network architecture information, and transport network information, and determines traffic patterns of a LTE network based on the LTE architecture information. The device also generates proposed LTE metropolitan optical transport networks (OTNs) based on the determined traffic patterns and one or more of the LTE architecture information, the IP network architecture information, and the transport network information. The device further determines transit switching for the proposed LTE metropolitan OTNs, and selects, from the proposed LTE metropolitan OTNs, a metropolitan OTN optimized for the LTE network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Deepak KAKADIA, Jay LEE, Thomas TAN
  • Publication number: 20120155872
    Abstract: A network device establishes first and second Ethernet link aggregation groups (LAGs) at a first access site of an optical transport network (OTN), and creates a first optical channel (OCh) LAG subpath from the first Ethernet LAG, via a second access site of the OTN, to an Ethernet LAG at a third access site of the OTN. The network device also creates a second OCh LAG subpath from the first Ethernet LAG, via a distribution site of the OTN, to the Ethernet LAG at the third access site, and creates a first optical data unit (ODUk) LAG subpath from the second Ethernet LAG to an Ethernet LAG at the second access site. The network device further creates a second ODUk LAG subpath from the second Ethernet LAG, via the distribution site and the third access site, to the Ethernet LAG at the second access site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Deepak KAKADIA, Jay LEE, Thomas TAN
  • Patent number: 8181406
    Abstract: A temperature and humidity controlled building houses sensitive telecommunications equipment in operation. A secure outdoor shelter within a closed perimeter abutting the building utilizes the exterior of one wall of the building as a portion of its perimeter. The outdoor shelter contains outdoor-hardened telecommunications equipment, also in operation, which dissipates large quantities of heat to the atmosphere. There are coax cable and waveguide operative interconnections between the sensitive telecommunications equipment and the outdoor-hardened telecommunications equipment, the interconnection being made through the one wall without affecting control of the temperature and humidity in the building. There is a further coax cable and waveguide connection from the outdoor equipment to a cell tower where wireless transmission takes place. The outdoor shelter can be expanded modularly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Tan, Roger Y. Finley
  • Publication number: 20120041851
    Abstract: An approach is provided for facilitating supply chain management based on point-of-sales or device usage data regarding a user device. A supply chain management platform receives an activation signal indicating activation of a device. The supply chain management platform then determines device information relating to the device based on the activation signal. Device information is then stored and subsequently analyzed to generate supply chain management information relating to production of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Tan
  • Publication number: 20110310738
    Abstract: A network device may handle packet congestion in a network. In one implementation, the network device may receive a packet associated with a quality of service priority class and with a connection to a user device. The network device may include an output queue associated with the priority class of the packet. The output queue may be congested. The network device may determine whether the connection associated with the packet is a guaranteed bit rate connection. The network device may queue the packet according to a first action policy function when the connection associated with the packet is a guaranteed bit rate connection and may queue the packet according to a second action policy function when the connection associated with the packet is not a guaranteed bit rate connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING, INC.
    Inventors: Jay J. LEE, Deepak KAKADIA, Thomas TAN
  • Patent number: D854926
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Silgan Plastic Food Containers Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Tan Tung, Daniel Lynn Preusser, James A. Lucken
  • Patent number: D940390
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Wee Hau Tan, Yaan Thomas Kinally, Darren Seymour