Patents by Inventor Vinh T. Vu

Vinh T. Vu 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: 20140041745
    Abstract: A water supply fixture is used to connect water supply source to an electronic bidet toilet seat. The water supply fixture includes two main portions. The first portion is a decorative rigid assembly that can be designed to blend in with the electronic bidet toilet seat appearance. This first portion, when being installed with the electronic bidet toilet seat, will occupy the plain sight of the user's view when he or she is in the standing position and looking down to the bidet toilet seat. The second portion of the water supply fixture is a flexible supply hose which generally may not be aesthetically good-looking,. This unaesthetic flexible supply hose, when being used, will be partly covered by the first portion of the water supply fixture, largely hidden underneath the electronic bidet toilet seat, and almost completely out of the user's view when looking down to the bidet toilet seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: Vinh T. Vu
  • Patent number: 7100630
    Abstract: A fluid supply valve includes a valve plate having cold and hot apertures respectively aligned with the cold and hot inlets. A pressure balancer is rotatably supported adjacent to the mixing valve plate. The pressure balancer is rotatable between a closed position to prohibit fluid flow through the mixing valve plate and a range of positions to enable fluid flow through the pressure balancer and through the mixing valve plate to supply fluid from the outlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventors: Vinh T. Vu, Edward Erdely
  • Patent number: 4897866
    Abstract: An arrangement for allowing a subscriber to select telephone features from the subscriber terminal is disclosed. The subscriber terminal includes a touch screen display and a customer premises computer. The terminal in response to a touching of the appropriate area of the screen, displays a list of all possible telephone features available to this subscriber terminal together with an indication of currently subscribed features. By touching the screen in the appropriate areas, the subscriber may select features to be added or deleted. The information regarding the subscriber selection is transmitted to the central office to which the terminal is connected. The central office maintains a set of software packages corresponding to each of the possible combinations of features to be selected by a subscriber and in response to information from the terminal defining a new set of features, the central office transmits the appropriate software package to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1990
    Assignee: American Telephone and Telegraph Company, AT&T Bell Laboratories
    Inventors: Bhairav A. Majmudar, Vinh T. Vu