Patents by Inventor Thuan Tran

Thuan Tran 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: 20130024029
    Abstract: A system to control energy consumption in a building having a plurality of rooms includes a processor; a lighting system providing light for illumination and data communication, the lighting system coupling the processor to a remote processor; and an air register including a motor coupled to the processor, the motor opening or closing one or more air vents in response to sensed motion or room temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Alexander Bach Tran, Alan An-Thuan Tran, Bao Q. Tran
  • Patent number: 8249731
    Abstract: A system to control energy consumption in a building having a plurality of rooms with a wireless data transceiver; an occupancy sensor; a temperature sensor; a processor coupled to the wireless data transceiver, the occupancy sensor and the temperature sensor; and an air register including a motor coupled to the processor, the motor opening or closing one or more air vents in response to sensed motion or room temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventors: Alexander Bach Tran, Alan An-Thuan Tran, Bao Q. Tran
  • Publication number: 20120038226
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for operating electronic components in a device by separating the devices into a high power group and a low power group; constantly powering the low power group; providing a movable device coupled to power when the device is moved; and providing power to the high power group when the device is moved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Alan An Thuan Tran, Bao Q. Tran
  • Patent number: 8068931
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for dispensing one or more pills from a pill box by applying power when the one or more pills are poured from the pill box; identifying an opened compartment and an opening time; and recording the opened compartment and the opening time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventors: Alan An Thuan Tran, Bao Q. Tran
  • Publication number: 20110077758
    Abstract: A system to control energy consumption in a building having a plurality of rooms with a wireless data transceiver; an occupancy sensor; a temperature sensor; a processor coupled to the wireless data transceiver, the occupancy sensor and the temperature sensor; and an air register including a motor coupled to the processor, the motor opening or closing one or more air vents in response to sensed motion or room temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: Alexander Bach Tran, Alan An-Thuan Tran, Bao Q. Tran
  • Publication number: 20080105588
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for dispensing one or more pills from a pill box by applying power when the one or more pills are poured from the pill box; identifying an opened compartment and an opening time; and recording the opened compartment and the opening time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventors: Alan An Thuan Tran, Bao Q. Tran
  • Publication number: 20070237095
    Abstract: A system for optimizing the performance of a network. In an illustrative embodiment, the system includes a memory containing one or more data structures data structures. A first module determines transit-only information. A second module selectively omits the transit-only information from the one or more data structures. In a more specific embodiment, the one or more data structures include one or more tables. The transit-only information includes interface Internet Protocol (IP) addresses associated with network interfaces that are transit-only interfaces. The route information may include network topology information. The one or more tables may include a network topology table. Plural routers positioned in the network incorporate one or more instances of the system. The routers may employ one or more routing protocols, such as include Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) or Routing Information Protocol (RIP).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Applicant: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi Yang, Donnie Savage, Timothy Gage, Thuan Tran, James Ng
  • Publication number: 20070237142
    Abstract: A static neighbor configured network device is configured with a static neighbor feature including a static neighbor list of network devices. The static neighbor configured network device is in a network segment that includes a dynamically configured network device. The static neighbor configured network device receives a multicast packet from the dynamically configured network device. It is determined if the dynamically configured network device is included in the static neighbor list of the static neighbor configured network device. The multicast packet is accepted if the dynamically configured network device is found in the neighbor list for the static neighbor configured network device. Also, adjacency for the static neighbor configured network device is not lost with any other currently adjacent network devices when the multicast packet is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Applicant: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi Yang, Thuan Tran, Donnie Savage, Donald Slice, James Ng, Alvaro Retana
  • Publication number: 20070192451
    Abstract: Techniques for sending data in a packet-switched communications network include determining multiple subsets of adjacent network nodes of the network. The adjacent network nodes communicate without intervening network nodes with a particular network node through an interface on the particular network node. Each subset includes multiple adjacent network nodes. Subset definition data is sent through the interface. The subset definition data indicates which adjacent network nodes belong to which subset. Data for fewer than all adjacent network nodes in all subsets are sent by including, in a multicast data packet sent over the interface with a multicast destination address, subset identifier data that indicates a particular subset. When such data is received by a node, it is discarded unless the subset identifier matches the receiving node's subset identifier. Among other effects, this allows routing messages to be more efficiently sent to better performing neighboring network nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2006
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Inventors: Thuan Tran, Yi Yang, Liem Nguyen, Russell White, Donnie Savage
  • Patent number: 6252871
    Abstract: An apparatus for either combining a plurality of high frequency RF signal inputs or splitting a single RF frequency input into a plurality of RF signal outputs employs a switchable combining/splitting section and a switchable matching section. The switchable combining/splitting section operates to either combine the RF signal inputs to a common summed output or to take a matched input and to split it into a plurality of outputs. The matching section operates to switchably match the impedance presented by the combining/splitting section to achieve a minimum or zero insertion loss through the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Powerwave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard D. Posner, Thuan Tran
  • Patent number: 6061650
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transparently providing a remote node with mobile network functionality. One embodiment of the present invention includes a remote node contacting a service provider to establish a remote connection with a home network. In response, the service provider generated an authentication request, on behalf of the remote node to obtain access to the home network. The service provider then sends the authentication request to an authentication server residing at the home network. The service provider then establishes, on behalf of the remote node, a remote connection between the remote node and the home network to enable packets to be transferred between the remote node and the home network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Corporation
    Inventors: Gary Malkin, Nancy Kossack, Paul Raison, Thuan Tran, Ellis L. Wong