Patents by Inventor Thomas Yeh

Thomas Yeh 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: 11297893
    Abstract: Disclosed is a waterproof shoe with an improved ventilation mechanism, designed to circulate air from the outside environment through the shoe in order to provide convective cooling to a wearer's foot. In a desired embodiment, the shoe may incorporate a pump-ventilation mechanism which, coupled with airflow channels incorporated in the upper, acts to establish continuous substantially one-way airflow through the shoe in a heel-to-toe direction while a user walks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: TBL Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Dulude, Brian Lee Strother, James McLain, Stephen Douglas Ammon, Thomas Yeh, Emily V. Miller
  • Publication number: 20220040637
    Abstract: An exhaust system for the treatment of an exhaust gas comprising a species to be treated, the system comprising: a first gas inlet for providing a flow of exhaust gas; a second gas inlet for providing a flow of heated gas; a plurality of sorbent beds for releasably storing the species; one or more catalysts for decomposing the species; first and second exhaust gas outlets; and a valve system configured to establish independently for each sorbent bed fluid communication in a first or second configuration, wherein: i) in the first configuration the flow of the exhaust gas from the first gas inlet contacts a sorbent bed for storing the species and then passes to the first gas outlet; and ii) in the second configuration the flow of heated gas from the second gas inlet contacts a sorbent bed for releasing the species, passes to one of the one or more catalysts and then passes to the second exhaust gas outlet; wherein the valve system is configured to ensure that at least one sorbent bed is in the first configurati
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Joseph FEDEYKO, Anthony FERRARO, Kenneth KOEHLER, Dirk REICHERT, Harald SCHERBEL, Harald SCHREIBER, Andrew SCULLARD, Thomas YEH
  • Patent number: 10961871
    Abstract: A method of extending the useful life of an aged selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst bed, which catalyses the conversion of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) to dinitrogen (N2) in the presence of a nitrogenous reductant, in the exhaust gas after treatment system of a stationary source of NOx so that the exhaust gas emitted to atmosphere from the system continues to meet proscribed limits for both NOx and ammonia emissions, which method comprising the step of retrofitting an additional honeycomb substrate monolith or a plate-type substrate comprising a catalyst (ASC) for converting ammonia in exhaust gas also containing oxygen to nitrogen and water downstream of the aged SCR catalyst bed, wherein the kNOx of the honeycomb substrate monolith comprising the catalyst for converting ammonia in exhaust gas also containing oxygen to nitrogen and water is greater than or equal to 80 m/hr between 300 and 400° C. inclusive, wherein kNOx of a sample of the catalyst, which has been aged at 450° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Paul Andersen, Kevin Doura, Cindy Khalaf, David Repp, Thomas Yeh
  • Patent number: 10743622
    Abstract: Various embodiments of protective footwear are disclosed with improved ventilation characteristics. The protective footwear includes a toe cap having a ventilation channel, and various other ventilation structures to improve heat-transfer properties of the footwear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: TBL Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Yeh
  • Publication number: 20190383174
    Abstract: A method of extending the useful life of an aged selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst bed, which catalyses the conversion of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) to dinitrogen (N2) in the presence of a nitrogenous reductant, in the exhaust gas after treatment system of a stationary source of NOx so that the exhaust gas emitted to atmosphere from the system continues to meet proscribed limits for both NOx and ammonia emissions, which method comprising the step of retrofitting an additional honeycomb substrate monolith or a plate-type substrate comprising a catalyst (ASC) for converting ammonia in exhaust gas also containing oxygen to nitrogen and water downstream of the aged SCR catalyst bed, wherein the kNOx of the honeycomb substrate monolith comprising the catalyst for converting ammonia in exhaust gas also containing oxygen to nitrogen and water is greater than or equal to 80 m/hr between 300 and 400° C. inclusive, wherein kNOx of a sample of the catalyst, which has been aged at 450° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Paul ANDERSEN, Kevin DOURA, Cindy KHALAF, David REPP, Thomas YEH
  • Publication number: 20190365023
    Abstract: Disclosed is a waterproof shoe with an improved ventilation mechanism, designed to circulate air from the outside environment through the shoe in order to provide convective cooling to a wearer's foot. In a desired embodiment, the shoe may incorporate a pump-ventilation mechanism which, coupled with airflow channels incorporated in the upper, acts to establish continuous substantially one-way airflow through the shoe in a heel-to-toe direction while a user walks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: TBL Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Dulude, Brian Lee Strother, James McLain, Stephen Douglas Ammon, Thomas Yeh, Emily V. Miller
  • Patent number: 10219582
    Abstract: A variety of devices for protecting a user's foot from injury are disclosed. In one instance, the device is an external metatarsal protection device for a shoe or boot, having a sole with a first surface for supporting a wearer's foot and a second surface for contacting a ground area, an upper affixed to the sole, and an integral toe cap. An interior surface of the upper and the first surface of the sole define a receptacle for receiving the wearer's foot. The external protection device is incorporated along an exterior surface of the upper and is positioned to protect at least a metatarsal region of the wearer's foot. In an instance, the external protection device has injection-molded first and second layers of material, with the cushioning elements formed on a surface of the first layer and a plurality of grooves defined on a surface of the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: TBL Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Bert Appleton Spiller, Denis W. Norton, Stephen Douglas Ammon, Brian Lee Strother, Thomas Yeh
  • Publication number: 20170215520
    Abstract: A variety of devices for protecting a user's foot from injury are disclosed. In one instance, the device is an external metatarsal protection device for a shoe or boot, having a sole with a first surface for supporting a wearer's foot and a second surface for contacting a ground area, an upper affixed to the sole, and an integral toe cap. An interior surface of the upper and the first surface of the sole define a receptacle for receiving the wearer's foot. The external protection device is incorporated along an exterior surface of the upper and is positioned to protect at least a metatarsal region of the wearer's foot. In an instance, the external protection device has injection-molded first and second layers of material, with the cushioning elements formed on a surface of the first layer and a plurality of grooves defined on a surface of the second layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: TBL Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Bert Appleton Spiller, Denis W. Norton, Stephen Douglas Ammon, Brian Lee Strother, Thomas Yeh
  • Publication number: 20160353843
    Abstract: Various embodiments of protective footwear are disclosed with improved ventilation characteristics. The protective footwear includes a toe cap having a ventilation channel, and various other ventilation structures to improve heat-transfer properties of the footwear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventor: Thomas Yeh
  • Patent number: 8595030
    Abstract: A system and method for managing form-generated data related to a patient encounter involves translating location information related to a user writing on a form into a contextualized data element that includes contextual information. The contextual information helps to explain and/or give meaning to the user writing. Contextual information may include a descriptive name, an identification of data type, healthcare classification information, taxonomic information, an indication of the patient, an indication of the person that wrote on the form, and/or an indication of the date and time at which the writing occurred. The contextual information is then used by an Electronic Medical Record (EMR)/Electronic Health Record (EHR) application to perform a function such as patient/insurance billing, case management, or order fulfillment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Medrule Business Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-heng Thomas Yeh, Lionel P. Ng
  • Publication number: 20120215564
    Abstract: A system and method for managing form-generated data related to a patient encounter involves translating location information related to a user writing on a form into a contextualized data element that includes contextual information. The contextual information helps to explain and/or give meaning to the user writing. Contextual information may include a descriptive name, an identification of data type, healthcare classification information, taxonomic information, an indication of the patient, an indication of the person that wrote on the form, and/or an indication of the date and time at which the writing occurred. The contextual information is then used by an Electronic Medical Record (EMR)/Electronic Health Record (EHR) application to perform a function such as patient/insurance billing, case management, or order fulfillment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: MEDRULE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Chih-heng Thomas Yeh, Lionel P. Ng
  • Patent number: 8165899
    Abstract: A system and method for managing form-generated data related to a patient encounter involves translating location information related to a user writing on a form into a contextualized data element that includes contextual information. The contextual information helps to explain and/or give meaning to the user writing. Contextual information may include a descriptive name, an identification of data type, healthcare classification information, taxonomic information, an indication of the patient, an indication of the person that wrote on the form, and/or an indication of the date and time at which the writing occurred. The contextual information is then used by an Electronic Medical Record (EMR)/Electronic Health Record (EHR) application to perform a function such as patient/insurance billing, case management, or order fulfillment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Medrule Business Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-heng Thomas Yeh, Lionel P. Ng
  • Patent number: 7583262
    Abstract: A method for optimizing the performance of a time-critical computation component for a real-time interactive application includes the use of an algorithm having a precise logical thread and at least one fast estimation logical thread. The computation errors generated by the fast estimation thread are imperceptible by humans and are frame specific such that the errors are corrected within a graphical frame's time by the data from the precise logical thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Inventor: Thomas Yeh
  • Publication number: 20080264816
    Abstract: An ornament with multimedia messages transmission includes a shell, a camera, a displaying unit and an audio device. The shell has an image projecting area mounted with a lens. The displaying unit is arranged in the shell behind the lens for projecting images thereon. The audio device is able to play sound. The camera is arranged above the image projecting area for taking images and data are transmitted to a microprocessor. The microprocessor acquires audiovisual data from a multimedia data storage unit and transmits the data to the displaying unit and the audio device. The ornament is connected to a computer for storing the data to the computer, transmitting the data to the internet through the computer or downloading data from the computer. A plurality of buttons are used to control the operation of the camera, the audio device, the displaying unit and other functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventor: Thomas Yeh
  • Publication number: 20080030503
    Abstract: A method for optimizing the performance of a time-critical computation component for a real-time interactive application includes the use of an algorithm having a precise logical thread and at least one fast estimation logical thread. The computation errors generated by the fast estimation thread are imperceptible by humans and are frame specific such that the errors are corrected within a graphical frame's time by the data from the precise logical thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventor: Thomas Yeh
  • Publication number: 20070208434
    Abstract: interface for connecting one of a plurality of industrial machines having different data format and storage configurations to a communications medium for remote monitoring and control, includes a programmable apparatus having a memory for storing data in predetermined locations and in a predetermined format, and for storing configuration information relating to the at least one of the machines; a configurable electrical interface responsive to the configuration information for receiving machine data from the machine and sending data to the machine; a data translator responsive to the configuration information, receiving data from the interface and transforming the data to the predetermined format; a processor responsive to the configuration information for reading data from and writing data to the predetermined locations in the memory, and a communications port connected to the communications medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Applicant: Connected Energy Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Yeh, Kevin Hann, Timothy Spires, Mark Goodlein, Sam Wang
  • Publication number: 20070174087
    Abstract: A system and method for managing form-generated data related to a patient encounter involves translating location information related to a user writing on a form into a contextualized data element that includes contextual information. The contextual information helps to explain and/or give meaning to the user writing. Contextual information may include a descriptive name, an identification of data type, healthcare classification information, taxonomic information, an indication of the patient, an indication of the person that wrote on the form, and/or an indication of the date and time at which the writing occurred. The contextual information is then used by an Electronic Medical Record (EMR)/Electronic Health Record (EHR) application to perform a function such as patient/insurance billing, case management, or order fulfillment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Inventors: Chih-heng Thomas Yeh, Lionel P. Ng
  • Patent number: D784665
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: TBL Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Yeh
  • Patent number: D831314
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: TBL Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Yeh
  • Patent number: D886423
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TBL Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Yeh