Patents by Inventor William W. Chow

William W. Chow 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: 9940403
    Abstract: A client-based computer system configured to communicate with a remote server through a network and to provide access to content or services provided by the server is provided. The system includes a processor, a storage device, a client-side cache dedicated to a set of resources specified by a configuration, and a caching manager to automatically manage the cache as directed by the configuration. The client-side cache is directed by the configuration to transparently intercept a request for one of the resources from a client application to the server, and to automatically determine when to send the request to and provide a response from the server over the network to appear to the client application as though the client application sent the request to and received the response from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Mobophiles, Inc.
    Inventors: William W. Chow, Sairam Suresh, John Hyun, Mark Tsuie
  • Patent number: 8301572
    Abstract: An on-line value bearing item (VBI) printing system that includes one or more cryptographic modules and a central database is disclosed. The cryptographic modules are capable of implementing the USPS Information Based Indicia Program Postal Security Device Performance Criteria and other required VBI standards. The modules encipher the information stored in the central database for all of the on-line VBI system customers and are capable of preventing access to the database by unauthorized users. Additionally, the cryptographic module is capable of preventing unauthorized and undetected modification, including the unauthorized modification, substitution, insertion, and deletion of VBI related data and cryptographically critical security parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Stamps.com
    Inventors: Craig L. Ogg, William W. Chow
  • Patent number: 8256360
    Abstract: A massage table for supporting a person above a surface during a massage includes a table top assembly and a leg assembly. The table top assembly supports the person. The leg assembly is secured to the table top assembly and supports the table top assembly above the surface. The leg assembly includes a plurality of legs. At least at least one of the legs includes (i) a first leg section that is attached to the table top assembly, (ii) a second leg section that is movable relative to the first leg section to adjust the position of the table top assembly relative to the support, and (iii) a section attacher that selectively attaches the first leg section to the second leg section. In one embodiment, the section attacher includes a section stop and a section clamp. The section stop inhibits relative movement between the first leg section and the second leg section. The section clamp also selectively inhibits relative movement between the first leg section and the second leg section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Earthlite Massage Tables, Inc.
    Inventor: William W. Chow
  • Patent number: 8185715
    Abstract: Method and system for managing metadata for a plurality of storage platforms that provide virtualization services is provided. The method includes requesting a memory chunk for storing metadata; wherein a data processing agent operating in a storage platform requests the memory chunk and a centralized metadata controller for the plurality of storage platforms receives the request for the memory chunk; determining the memory chunk size and allocating the memory chunk from a pool of memory chunks; and assigning the allocated memory chunk to a virtualization mapping object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: QLOGIC, Corporation
    Inventors: William W. Chow, John Logan
  • Publication number: 20110307703
    Abstract: An on-line value bearing item (VBI) printing system that includes one or more cryptographic modules and a central database is disclosed. The cryptographic modules are capable of implementing the USPS Information Based Indicia Program Postal Security Device Performance Criteria and other required VBI standards. The modules encipher the information stored in the central database for all of the on-line VBI system customers and are capable of preventing access to the database by unauthorized users. Additionally, the cryptographic module is capable of preventing unauthorized and undetected modification, including the unauthorized modification, substitution, insertion, and deletion of VBI related data and cryptographically critical security parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: STAMPS.COM
    Inventors: Craig L. Ogg, William W. Chow
  • Patent number: 8041644
    Abstract: An on-line value bearing item (VBI) printing system that includes one or more cryptographic modules and a central database is disclosed. The cryptographic modules are capable of implementing the USPS Information Based Indicia Program Postal Security Device Performance Criteria and other required VBI standards. The modules encipher the information stored in the central database for all of the on-line VBI system customers and are capable of preventing access to the database by unauthorized users. Additionally, the cryptographic module is capable of preventing unauthorized and undetected modification, including the unauthorized modification, substitution, insertion, and deletion of VBI related data and cryptographically critical security parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Stamps.com
    Inventors: Craig L. Ogg, William W. Chow
  • Patent number: 8027927
    Abstract: An on-line value bearing item (VBI) printing system that includes one or more cryptographic modules and a central database is disclosed. The cryptographic modules are capable of implementing the USPS Information Based Indicia Program Postal Security Device Performance Criteria and other required VBI standards. The modules encipher the information stored in the central database for all of the on-line VBI system customers and are capable of preventing access to the database by unauthorized users. Additionally, the cryptographic module is capable of preventing unauthorized and undetected modification, including the unauthorized modification, substitution, insertion, and deletion of VBI related data and cryptographically critical security parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Stamps.Com
    Inventors: Craig L. Ogg, William W. Chow
  • Patent number: 7979934
    Abstract: A headrest assembly (212) for supporting a face of a user (16) of a massage device (10) includes a resilient assembly (220) and a support arm assembly (222). The resilient assembly (220) supports the face (13) of the user. The support arm assembly (222) couples the resilient assembly (220) to the massage device (10). The support arm assembly (222) can include a first support arm (228) that selectively engages a headrest receiver assembly (15) of the massage device (10), a spaced apart second support arm (230) that selectively engages the headrest receiver assembly (15), and an arm connector (232) that couples the support arms (228) (230) together. The arm connector (232) can inhibit relative pivoting of the support arms (228) (230) when the support arms (228) (230) are not engaging the headrest receiver assembly (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Earthlite Massage Tables, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon W. Roleder, William W. Chow
  • Patent number: 7979933
    Abstract: A headrest assembly (212) for supporting a face of a user (16) of a massage device (10) includes a support frame (226) that is coupled to the massage device (10), and a resilient assembly (220) that supports the face of the user (15) and that is coupled to the support frame (226). The resilient assembly (220) includes an interior resilient region (472) and an outer covering (474) that surrounds and protects the interior resilient region (472). The interior resilient region (472) includes a first layer (472A) and a second layer (472B), with the first layer (472A) being stacked on top of the second layer (472B). The first layer (472A) can have a first stiffness that is different than a second stiffness of the second layer (472B). Further, the first layer (472A) can have a first thickness (472C) that is different than a second thickness (472D) of the second layer (472B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Earthlite Massage Tables, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon W. Roleder, William W. Chow
  • Publication number: 20100320809
    Abstract: A pedicure lounger for supporting a person during a pedicure comprises a seat support, a foot support and a mover assembly. The seat support supports at least a portion of the person during the pedicure. The foot support is coupled to the seat support. The mover assembly selectively moves the foot support relative to the seat support rotationally and translationally between an extended configuration and a retracted configuration. The mover assembly includes a hinge member that is coupled to the foot support. Further, the hinge member provides a rotation axis about which the foot support rotates relative to the seat support. Moreover, the hinge member is slidable relative to the seat support. In particular, the hinge member can slide translationally relative to the seat support during translational movement of the foot support relative to the seat support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Jon W. Roleder, William W. Chow
  • Publication number: 20100263125
    Abstract: A massage table (210) for supporting a person above a surface (16) during a massage includes a table top assembly (212) and a headrest assembly (224). The table top assembly (212) includes a table aperture (212A) and the headrest assembly (224) is positioned substantially within the table aperture (212A). The headrest assembly (224) can include a headrest (232) that supports a head (25B) of the person during the massage and a coupler assembly (234) that couples the headrest (232) to the table top assembly (212). The headrest (232) includes a support frame (236) and a resilient assembly (238). The resilient assembly (238) is positioned substantially above the support frame (236) and is supported by the support frame (236). The support frame (236) and the resilient assembly (238) cooperate to adjustably support the head (25B) of the person during the massage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventors: Jonathan W. Roleder, Richard V. Estrada, William W. Chow, Oscar Mendez
  • Publication number: 20100228674
    Abstract: An on-line value bearing item (VBI) printing system that includes one or more cryptographic modules and a central database is disclosed. The cryptographic modules are capable of implementing the USPS Information Based Indicia Program Postal Security Device Performance Criteria and other required VBI standards. The modules encipher the information stored in the central database for all of the on-line VBI system customers and are capable of preventing access to the database by unauthorized users. Additionally, the cryptographic module is capable of preventing unauthorized and undetected modification, including the unauthorized modification, substitution, insertion, and deletion of VBI related data and cryptographically critical security parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: STAMPS.COM
    Inventors: Craig L. Ogg, William W. Chow
  • Patent number: 7761943
    Abstract: A headrest assembly for supporting a head of a user of a massage device includes a frame assembly and a resilient assembly. The frame assembly is selectively coupled to the massage device, and the resilient assembly is coupled to the frame assembly. The resilient assembly includes an upper resilient member and a headrest platform that supports the upper resilient member. The headrest platform includes a first side section, a second side section, a middle section that is positioned substantially between and is coupled to the first side section and the second side section, and a hinge assembly that connects the side sections to the frame assembly. The hinge assembly allows the middle section to flex substantially downward and the side sections to pivot relative to the hinge assembly when the headrest platform is supporting the head of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Earthlite Massage Tables, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan W. Roleder, William W. Chow, Richard V. Estrada
  • Patent number: 7752141
    Abstract: An on-line value bearing item (VBI) printing system that includes one or more cryptographic modules and a central database is disclosed. The cryptographic modules are capable of implementing the USPS Information Based Indicia Program Postal Security Device Performance Criteria and other required VBI standards. The modules encipher the information stored in the central database for all of the on-line VBI system customers and are capable of preventing access to the database by unauthorized users. Additionally, the cryptographic module is capable of preventing unauthorized and undetected modification, including the unauthorized modification, substitution, insertion, and deletion of VBI related data and cryptographically critical security parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Stamps.Com
    Inventors: Craig L. Ogg, William W. Chow
  • Publication number: 20100042545
    Abstract: An on-line value bearing item (VBI) printing system that includes one or more cryptographic modules and a central database is disclosed. The cryptographic modules are capable of implementing the USPS Information Based Indicia Program Postal Security Device Performance Criteria and other required VBI standards. The modules encipher the information stored in the central database for all of the on-line VBI system customers and are capable of preventing access to the database by unauthorized users. Additionally, the cryptographic module is capable of preventing unauthorized and undetected modification, including the unauthorized modification, substitution, insertion, and deletion of VBI related data and cryptographically critical security parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventors: CRAIG L. OGG, William W. Chow
  • Patent number: 7640609
    Abstract: A headrest assembly (212) for supporting a face of a user (16) of a massage device (10) includes a support frame (226) and a resilient assembly (220). The support frame (226) is coupled to the massage device (11). The resilient assembly (220) includes a first resilient subassembly (256) that is coupled to the support frame (226), and a second resilient subassembly (258) that engages the first resilient subassembly (256). The first resilient subassembly (256) and the second resilient subassembly (258) cooperate and act in parallel to support the face of the user (16). The first resilient subassembly (256) can include a plurality of spaced apart resilient members (360).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Earthlite Massage Tables, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon W. Roleder, William W. Chow
  • Patent number: 7636968
    Abstract: A headrest assembly (212) for supporting a face of a user (16) of a massage device (10) includes a support frame (226) and a resilient assembly (220). The support frame (226) is coupled to the massage device (10). The resilient assembly (220) supports the face of the user (16). The resilient assembly including a resilient subassembly (258) having an interior resilient region (472) and an outer covering (474) that surrounds and protects the interior resilient region (472). The outer covering (474) can include a bottom section (474C) that is made of a stretchable material. The bottom section (474C) can couple the resilient subassembly (258) to the rest of the headrest assembly (12) in a nonskid fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Earthlite Massage Tables, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon W. Roleder, William W. Chow
  • Patent number: 7610639
    Abstract: A headrest assembly (212) for supporting a face of a user (16) of a massage device (10) includes a resilient assembly (220) that supports the face of the user (15), a support arm assembly (222) that is secured to the massage device (10), and an adjuster assembly (224) that can be used to adjust the position of the resilient assembly (220) relative to the support arm assembly (222). The adjuster assembly (224) can include a first adjuster subassembly (240A) that forms a first, four bar type linkage assembly and a second adjuster subassembly (240B) that forms a second, four bar type linkage assembly. The four bar type linkage assemblies allow for improved range of movement and adjustment of the resilient assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Earthlite Massage Tables, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon W. Roleder, William W. Chow
  • Publication number: 20090077749
    Abstract: A headrest assembly for supporting a head of a user of a massage device includes a frame assembly and a resilient assembly. The frame assembly is selectively coupled to the massage device, and the resilient assembly is coupled to the frame assembly. The resilient assembly includes an upper resilient member and a headrest platform that supports the upper resilient member. The headrest platform includes a first side section, a second side section, a middle section that is positioned substantially between and is coupled to the first side section and the second side section, and a hinge assembly that connects the side sections to the frame assembly. The hinge assembly allows the middle section to flex substantially downward and the side sections to pivot relative to the hinge assembly when the headrest platform is supporting the head of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventors: Jonathan W. Roleder, William W. Chow, Richard V. Estrada
  • Patent number: 7490065
    Abstract: An on-line value bearing item (VBI) printing system that includes one or more cryptographic modules and a central database is disclosed. The cryptographic modules are capable of implementing the USPS Information Based Indicia Program Postal Security Device Performance Criteria and other required VBI standards. The modules encipher the information stored in the central database for all of the on-line VBI system customers and are capable of preventing access to the database by unauthorized users. Additionally, the cryptographic module is capable of preventing unauthorized and undetected modification, including the unauthorized modification, substitution, insertion, and deletion of VBI related data and cryptographically critical security parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Stamps.com
    Inventors: Craig L. Ogg, William W. Chow