Patents by Inventor William S. Lee

William S. Lee 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: 20220087545
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a blood pressure measurement device that includes a cuff configured to wrap around a limb of a user when the cuff is worn by the user, a bladder coupled to the cuff and configured to compress the limb when inflated, and a pump operative to inflate the bladder. The blood pressure measurement device can also include a valve positioned between the bladder and the pump and configured to operate in a first state that allows air from the pump to enter the bladder and prevent air from leaving the bladder. The valve can also be configured to operate in a second state that allows air to leave the bladder. The blood pressure measurement device can also include a vent positioned between the bladder and an external environment and configured to continuously release air from the bladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Pranay Jain, Joseph R. Lee, William S. Lee, Zijing Zeng
  • Publication number: 20210072176
    Abstract: An electronic device can include a housing defining an internal volume and a pressure sensor assembly disposed in the internal volume and in communication with an ambient environment. The pressure sensor assembly can include a structure at least partially enclosing a sensor volume, a pressure sensor affixed to a die disposed in the sensor volume, and an exposed moisture detection conductor positioned in the sensor volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Caleb C. Han, Brad G. Boozer, David MacNeil, Gregory B. Arndt, Patrick E. O'Brien, Roham Solasi, Tongbi T. Jiang, Ashwin Balasubramanian, William S. Lee, Manoj K. Bhattacharyya, Jiahui Liang, James G. Horiuchi, Savas Gider
  • Patent number: 10837772
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject technology relate to electronic devices with pressure sensors. A pressure sensor may be mounted within a device housing in a pressure sensor cavity at or near an opening in the housing. A barometric vent between a main cavity within the housing and the pressure sensor cavity allows pressure changes in the main cavity to generate airflow through the pressure sensor cavity and out through the opening in the device housing. The generated airflow may clear debris that has occluded the opening in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David MacNeil, William S. Lee, Eric N. Nyland
  • Patent number: 10684656
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject technology relate to electronic devices with intelligent barometric vents. An intelligent barometric vent may provide a moisture-resistant opening between an environment external to a housing of the device and an internal cavity within the housing. The moisture-resistant opening may include a moisture-resistant cover over the opening, the cover having a cover-integrated sensor to detect occlusions of the opening. The device may also include occlusion mitigation components within the housing that operate, responsive to a detected occlusion, to at least partially remove the occlusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David MacNeil, Roberto M. Ribeiro, William S. Lee
  • Publication number: 20200073338
    Abstract: An electronic watch may include a housing at least partially defining an interior cavity divided into at least a first volume and a second volume, a pressure-sensing component positioned within the first volume, a speaker positioned within the first volume, a processor positioned within the second volume, a battery positioned within the second volume, and a barometric vent that allows air pressure equalization between the first volume and an external environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Jiahui Liang, Shannon X. Yang, William C. Lukens, Mandeep Gill, Jeanny Wang, William S. Lee, Stephen P. Jackson, Rex T. Ehman, Colin M. Ely, Nikolas T. Vitt, Trevor J. Ness
  • Publication number: 20190086969
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject technology relate to electronic devices with intelligent barometric vents. An intelligent barometric vent may provide a moisture-resistant opening between an environment external to a housing of the device and an internal cavity within the housing. The moisture-resistant opening may include a moisture-resistant cover over the opening, the cover having a cover-integrated sensor to detect occlusions of the opening. The device may also include occlusion mitigation components within the housing that operate, responsive to a detected occlusion, to at least partially remove the occlusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: David MACNEIL, Roberto M. Ribeiro, William S. Lee
  • Publication number: 20190072384
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject technology relate to electronic devices with pressure sensors. A pressure sensor may be mounted within a device housing in a pressure sensor cavity at or near an opening in the housing. A barometric vent between a main cavity within the housing and the pressure sensor cavity allows pressure changes in the main cavity to generate airflow through the pressure sensor cavity and out through the opening in the device housing. The generated airflow may clear debris that has occluded the opening in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: David MACNEIL, William S. LEE, Eric N. NYLAND
  • Publication number: 20190025133
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject technology relate to electronic devices having sensors such as pressure sensors. A pressure sensor may be integrated into an audio component of an electronic device such that the pressure sensor is fluidly coupled to an environment external to a device housing via at least a portion of an internal cavity of the audio component housing. The audio component housing may include an opening. The pressure sensor may be mounted adjacent to or within the opening. The opening may be sealed to prevent passage of gas or liquid through the opening. The pressure sensor may be integrally formed with an inner wall of the audio component housing. The audio component may be a speaker or a microphone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: William S. LEE, Tyler B. CATER, Shannon X. YANG, Justin D. CROSBY, Timothy S. LUI, Eric N. NYLAND
  • Patent number: 9844717
    Abstract: A portable pitching mound that offers the strength and durability of a traditional dirt mound that is compatible with turf fields and will not create an edge lip on a baseball field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Porta-Pro Mounds Inc.
    Inventors: William S. Lee, Richard A. Sauget
  • Patent number: 9474954
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a portable pitching mound that offers the strength and durability of a traditional dirt mound that is compatible with turf fields and will not create an edge lip on a baseball field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Porta-Pro Mounds Inc.
    Inventors: William S. Lee, Richard A. Sauget
  • Publication number: 20160271479
    Abstract: A portable pitching mound that offers the strength and durability of a traditional dirt mound that is compatible with turf fields and will not create an edge lip on a baseball field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: William S. Lee, Richard A. Sauget
  • Publication number: 20150346824
    Abstract: A user may provide input to a handheld electronic device by making gestures with the handheld electronic device. The input gestures may be used to generate remote control signals for external equipment. The electronic device may include circuitry for detecting a user's movement of the handheld electronic device. The circuitry may include an accelerometer operable in normal and low power modes and a processor operable in sleep and wake modes. Motion data gathered in low power mode may be stored in a dedicated low power mode data storage structure. Motion analysis circuitry may detect a user's movement of the electronic device based on a standard deviation of the motion data. Upon detecting a user's movement of the handheld electronic device, the processor may be woken up to analyze the motion data stored in the low power mode data storage structure and to confirm the user's movement of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kuan-Lin Chen, William S. Lee
  • Publication number: 20090272501
    Abstract: A tensioning pin system (10) is provided for use in shutter-louver assemblies (12). The major component of the system (10) is a tensioning pin (50) in two mating parts; a pin member (52) and a ferrule member (54) which fit together and rotate with respect to one another. The pin member (52) is lodged within a louver slat (16) while the ferrule member (54) is firmly embedded into the shutter frame (14). The tensioning pin (50) maintains rotational tension for placement of the louver slat (16) and lateral separation between the louver slat (16) and the frame (14). A preferred interface between the pin member (52) and the ferrule member (54) includes an annular protrusion (80) mating with a catch channel (74) while alternate tension interfaces incorporate varying gradients on one of the members with a bead ring on the other member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: San Benito Shutter, Inc.
    Inventors: William S. Lee, Lin Yang
  • Publication number: 20090258840
    Abstract: A compound of formula (1), and/or its salts, tautomers or solvates is used to treat hematological malignancies. In an embodiment, an organic acid salt of compound 1 is provided for general use in treatment of neoplasms, and in a further embodiment the salt is stabilized with carbohydrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee S. Chong, William S. Lee, Adrian S. Ray, Hans Reiser, Daniel B. Tumas, William J. Watkins
  • Patent number: 7496672
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, system, and computer program product for communicating using Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is provided. The method, apparatus, system and computer program product provide mechanisms by which simplified messages may be utilized by client applications such that the client applications need not maintain information pertaining to the routing of messages. The system includes a network interface and a SIP client manager that receives SIP messages through the network interface. The SIP client manager contains a SIP management module and an X-SIP client module. The SIP management module contains a SIP message modifier for modifying incoming messages and outgoing messages in accordance with context information or state information for a session associated with a SIP message, and the SIP management module also contains input/output controllers for receiving, sending, or forwarding SIP messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Limited
    Inventors: Scott L. Orton, William S. Lee, Mark Holden
  • Patent number: 6968395
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of parsing a message including a string of characters comprises defining at least one character as a delimiter and setting a starting indicator and a closing indicator. A portion of the string between the starting and closing indicators is collected by a parser method, the portion including at least one delimiter character. The delimiter character is ignored by the parser method so that the portion (the token) of the string may be extracted in its entirety. Additional starting and closing indicators may be nested, with the parser method recursively calling itself with each encounter of a new nested starting indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Limited
    Inventor: William S. Lee
  • Publication number: 20040107238
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, system, and computer program product for communicating using Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is provided. The method, apparatus, system and computer program product provide mechanisms by which simplified messages may be utilized by client applications such that the client applications need not maintain information pertaining to the routing of messages. The system includes a network interface and a SIP client manager that receives SIP messages through the network interface. The SIP client manager contains a SIP management module and an X-SIP client module. The SIP management module contains a SIP message modifier for modifying incoming messages and outgoing messages in accordance with context information or state information for a session associated with a SIP message, and the SIP management module also contains input/output controllers for receiving, sending, or forwarding SIP messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Inventors: Scott L. Orton, William S. Lee, Mark Holden
  • Patent number: 6678735
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, system, and computer program product for communicating using Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is provided. The method, apparatus, system and computer program product provide mechanisms by which client applications need not maintain information pertaining to the routing of messages. The SIP client manager receives SIP messages through a network interface. The SIP client manager contains a SIP management module and an X-SIP client module. The SIP management module contains a SIP message modifier for modifying incoming messages and outgoing messages in accordance with context information or state information for a session associated with a SIP message, and the SIP management module also contains input/output controllers for receiving, sending, or forwarding SIP messages. The X-SIP client module contains an input/output controller for receiving and sending SIP messages and also contains a SIP application programming interface (API) for handling SIP messages for a SIP-enabled application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Limited
    Inventors: Scott L. Orton, William S. Lee, Mark Holden
  • Patent number: 6283698
    Abstract: A moving system (1) made up of a number of separable but intergratable parts and platform sections (10-90/110-190), including an elastically biased, pivoted, integral end ramp section (10) which is moved down allowing the load (e.g. a copier with “convenience casters”) to be rolled up onto platform sections (40 & 50/140 & 150) for movement from one location to another. Also included are additional parts or sections—in one embodiment or the other a supplemental ramp piece (120), usually stored on the exterior side of the ramp end section (110) when not in use but connectable to the end of the main ramp section to extend the effective ramping distance; a protective pad (30/130) for the ramp end section; a first platform section (40/140); a second platform section (50/150), an auxiliary, pivoting, intermediate braking support member (160); a handle end section (70/170); an extendible handle (80/180); and an interconnecting, ninety (90°) degree, leg section (90/190).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Lee Inventions, Inc.
    Inventor: William S. Lee
  • Patent number: 6079941
    Abstract: A moving system (1/101) made up of a number of separable but intergratable parts and platform sections (10-90/110-190), including an elastically biased, pivoted, integral end ramp section (10) which can be pivoted and moved down to allow the load (e.g. a copier with "convenience casters") to be rolled up onto platform sections (40 & 50/140 & 150) for movement from one location to another. The moving system also includes the following additional parts or sections--in one embodiment or the other a supplemental ramp piece (120) which is usually stored on the exterior side of the ramp end section (110) when not in use but is connectable to the end of the main ramp section to extend the effective ramping distance; a protective pad (30/130) for the ramp end section; a first platform section (40/140); a second platform section (50/150), as well as an auxiliary, pivoting, intermediate braking support member (160); a handle end section (70/170); an extendible handle (80/180); and an interconnecting, ninety (90.degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: Lee Inventions, Inc.
    Inventor: William S. Lee