Patents by Inventor William Wu

William Wu 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: 20190164197
    Abstract: Embodiments for communicating and displaying collections of image and video clip content with an opt-out interstitial are described. In one example embodiment, a device receives interface information about a group of content collections from a server computer system. When a user inputs a selection of a first content collection, the device displays images and video clips in a sequence defined by the content collection. Each piece of content is displayed for less than a threshold display time. When the device finishes playing the first content collection, the device presents an opt-out interstitial. Additional content collections generated from content submitted by other client devices can be received from the server computer system, and are presented based on a response input, or a lack of response input, to the opt-out interstitial. Some embodiments include content collections generated by the server computer system, as well as advertising elements presented between content collections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Nathan Kenneth Boyd, Jeremy Voss, William Wu
  • Publication number: 20190166074
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for aggregating media content in an electronic messaging application starts with server system receiving from first client device a first media content item and a selection of client devices including second client device. Server system generates a group including first client device and client devices in the selection. Server system causes a group selectable item including a new item indication to be displayed by client devices included in the group. In response to receiving a first signal that indicates that a first portion of the group selectable item has been selected, server system causes the first media content item to be displayed by second client device. Once the first media content item is displayed for a period of time, server system removes the new item indication from the group selectable item and causes the group selectable item to be displayed by second client device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Jeremy Voss, Dylan Shane Eirinberg, Nicholas Richard Allen, William Wu
  • Patent number: 10298277
    Abstract: A circuit includes a transmitter associated with a carrier of a radio frequency interconnect, a transmission channel communicatively coupled with the transmitter, and a receiver communicatively coupled with the transmission channel, the receiver also being associated with the carrier of the radio frequency interconnect. A combiner on a transmitter-side of the transmission channel is coupled between the transmitter and the transmission channel, and a decoupler on a receiver-side of the transmission channel is coupled between the receiver and the transmission channel. A channel loss compensation circuit is communicatively coupled between the transmitter and the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Lan-Chou Cho, Chewn-Pu Jou, Feng Wei Kuo, Huan-Neng Chen, William Wu Shen
  • Patent number: 10291272
    Abstract: A communication system includes a first amplifier configured to output an amplified modulated signal, and a demodulator coupled to the first amplifier. The demodulator is configured to demodulate the amplified modulated signal responsive to a first carrier signal. The demodulator includes a filter and a bandwidth adjusting circuit. The filter is configured to generate a filtered first signal based on a first signal and a set of control signals. The filter has a bandwidth adjusted based on the set of control signals. The bandwidth adjusting circuit is coupled to the filter, and is configured to generate the set of control signals based on a frequency of the filtered first signal and a frequency of the first signal. The bandwidth adjusting circuit includes a frequency detector configured to generate a second signal based on the frequency of the filtered first signal and the frequency of the first signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Feng Wei Kuo, William Wu Shen, Chewn-Pu Jou, Huan-Neng Chen, Lan-Chou Cho
  • Patent number: 10284307
    Abstract: A radio frequency interconnect (RFI) includes a transmitter side connected to a first end of a channel, a receiver side connected to a second end of the channel opposite the first end and a calibration system. The receiver side includes at least one of the following configurations: (a) at least one gain control amplifier (GCA) or at least one analog to digital converter (ADC). The calibration system is configured to transmit a predetermined data set through the channel, receive an output from the at least one ADC or the at least one GCA, and calibrate the at least one ADC or the at least one GCA based on a measured data set. The output includes the measured data set based on the predetermined data set transmitted through channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Lan-Chou Cho, William Wu Shen, Feng Wei Kuo, Huan-Neng Chen
  • Publication number: 20190109046
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in some embodiments, relates to an integrated antenna structure. The structure includes an excitable element and a first ground plane. The first ground plane is disposed between a first surface of a semiconductor substrate and the excitable element. A first line that is normal to the first surface of the semiconductor substrate extends through both the first ground plane and the excitable element. A second ground plane is separated from the first ground plane by the semiconductor substrate. The second ground plane is electrically coupled to the first ground plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Bo-Jr Huang, William Wu Shen, Chin-Her Chien, Chin-Chou Liu, Yun-Han Lee
  • Publication number: 20190036989
    Abstract: Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure improve the functionality of electronic messaging systems by enabling users in an electronic chat conversation to run applications together. In some embodiments, when one user in a chat launches an application, an icon or other visual representation of the application appears in a portion of the chat window (e.g., in a “chat dock”) for other users in the chat to access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Dylan Shane Eirinberg, Aaron Daniel Son, William Wu
  • Publication number: 20190005497
    Abstract: A method and system for facilitating online payments are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a payment agreement is established at a payment service provider that defines terms of a payment relationship between a merchant and a user. The establishing of the payment agreement includes linking the payment agreement with a payment account of the merchant or user stored at the payment service provider. After establishing the payment agreement, a payment request associated with a transaction is received, whereby the payment request includes a unique identifier to identify the payment agreement stored at the payment service provider. Based on a verification that the payment request complies with terms of the payment agreement, the payment request is processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Hugo Olliphant, Franck Chastagnol, Yi-Ling Su, William Wu, Chris Brown, Thach Dang, Thomas Veino, Carol Gunby, Peter Zhe Chu, Steven Chen
  • Patent number: 10163708
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a semiconductor module having an integrated antenna structure. The semiconductor module has an excitable element and a first ground plane disposed between a substrate and the excitable element. A second ground plane is separated from the first ground plane by the substrate. The second ground plane is coupled to the first ground plane by one or more through-substrate vias (TSVs) that extend through the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo-Jr Huang, William Wu Shen, Chin-Her Chien, Chin-Chou Liu, Yun-Han Lee
  • Publication number: 20180358998
    Abstract: A communication system includes a demodulator configured to demodulate an amplified modulated signal responsive to a first carrier signal. The demodulator includes a filter and a gain adjusting circuit. The filter is configured to generate a filtered first signal based on a first signal. The first signal is based on the first carrier signal and the amplified modulated signal. The filter has a gain adjusted based on a set of control signals. The gain adjusting circuit is coupled to the filter, and configured to generate the set of control signals based on at least a voltage of the filtered first signal or a voltage of a second signal. The gain adjusting circuit includes a first peak detector configured to output a peak value of the voltage of the second signal. The voltage of the second signal includes a voltage of the first signal or a voltage of a reference signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Feng Wei KUO, William Wu SHEN, Chewn-Pu JOU, Huan-Neng CHEN, Lan-Chou CHO
  • Patent number: 10149494
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of producing an aromatized food or beverage product, wherein an aroma fraction is obtained from a plant extract, said aroma fraction is being contacted with an oil to remove undesired aroma compounds, and the aroma fraction from which undesired compounds have been removed are combined with a food or beverage composition to produce an aromatized food or beverage product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Scott A. Westfall, William Wu, Annette Michelle Birch, Amber Christine Scarlatos
  • Publication number: 20180351903
    Abstract: Methods, devices, systems, and computer readable media with instructions for group text communications between multiple devices, along with communication of associated data and automatic deletion of communications, are described. One embodiment involves generating a first ephemeral group chat, receiving a first ephemeral chat message, associated with one or more deletion triggers, and transmitting the first ephemeral message; and receiving, from at least the second client device, chat monitoring information comprising first deletion trigger information. In various embodiments, coordinated presentation and deletion of ephemeral chat messages are managed in a variety of ways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Nicholas Richard Allen, Jonathan Brody, Chamal Samaranayake, William Wu
  • Patent number: 10148378
    Abstract: A phase locked loop (PLL) for a carrier generator includes a front-end circuit that receives a frequency reference signal and generates a control signal based on the frequency reference signal and a feedback signal. A demultiplexer selectively outputs the control signal to a plurality of tuning arrangements. The plurality of tuning arrangements includes a first tuning arrangement that generates a first carrier signal based on the control signal and a second tuning arrangement that generates a second carrier signal based on the control signal. A multiplexer outputs the feedback signal based on the first carrier signal and the second carrier signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Feng Wei Kuo, Chewn-Pu Jou, Huan-Neng Chen, Lan-Chou Cho, William Wu Shen
  • Patent number: 10133705
    Abstract: Systems and methods for presenting content that depicts one or more stories are provided. Content that depicts one or more stories is received from a first client device. The content that depicts the one or more stories is grouped into an edition being used to represent the one or more stories. A discovery page that enables selection of the edition is generated. Presentation of the discovery page is caused on a second client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Richard Allen, Nicholas James Bell, Andrew Cooper, Chamal Samaranayake, William Wu
  • Publication number: 20180287775
    Abstract: A device, a circuit and a method are disclosed herein. The device includes a data receiving circuit and an oscillating signal generator. The data receiving circuit is configured to output a first output signal, a second output signal, and a phase error signal according to an oscillating signal and a modulated signal, in which the phase error signal indicates a phase difference between the oscillating signal and the modulated signal. The oscillating signal generator is configured to delay a phase of a first reference signal according to the phase error signal, to generate the oscillating signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huan-Neng CHEN, William Wu SHEN, Lan-Chou CHO, Feng-Wei KUO, Chewn-Pu JOU
  • Patent number: 10090883
    Abstract: A radio frequency interconnect includes a transmitter coupled with an input end of a transmission line, and a receiver coupled with an output end of the transmission line. The transmitter includes a first carrier generator configured to generate a clock recovery signal based on a carrier signal, to output a reference clock signal, and to transmit the clock recovery signal to the receiver. The transmitter also includes a modulator configured to modulate a data packet based on the carrier signal. The transmitter also includes a preamble generator configured to generate and add a preamble to data to generate the data packet. The preamble includes a data sequence associated with the reference clock signal. The transmitter further includes a transmitter output configured to transmit the modulated data packet to the receiver by the transmission line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Feng Wei Kuo, William Wu Shen, Chewn-Pu Jou, Huan-Neng Chen, Lan-Chou Cho
  • Publication number: 20180278281
    Abstract: A communication system includes a first amplifier configured to output an amplified modulated signal, and a demodulator coupled to the first amplifier. The demodulator is configured to demodulate the amplified modulated signal responsive to a first carrier signal. The demodulator includes a filter and a bandwidth adjusting circuit. The filter is configured to generate a filtered first signal based on a first signal and a set of control signals. The filter has a bandwidth adjusted based on the set of control signals. The bandwidth adjusting circuit is coupled to the filter, and is configured to generate the set of control signals based on a frequency of the filtered first signal and a frequency of the first signal. The bandwidth adjusting circuit includes a frequency detector configured to generate a second signal based on the frequency of the filtered first signal and the frequency of the first signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Feng Wei KUO, William Wu SHEN, Chewn-Pu JOU, Huan-Neng CHEN, Lan-Chou CHO
  • Patent number: 10056939
    Abstract: A communication system includes a demodulator configured to demodulate a modulated signal responsive to a first carrier signal. The demodulator includes a filter and a gain adjusting circuit. The filter is configured to generate a filtered first signal based on a first signal. The first signal is a product of the first carrier signal and the modulated signal. The filter has a gain adjusted based on a set of control signals. The gain adjusting circuit is coupled to the filter, and is configured to generate the set of control signals based on at least a voltage of the filtered first signal. The gain adjusting circuit includes a first peak detector coupled to the filter. The first peak detector is configured to output a peak value of the voltage of the filtered first signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Feng Wei Kuo, William Wu Shen, Chewn-Pu Jou, Huan-Neng Chen, Lan-Chou Cho
  • Patent number: 10055717
    Abstract: A computer implemented method includes identifying a special character in a message generated by a sender. A money transfer prompt is supplied to the sender in response to the special character. A transfer amount is validated. An account transfer for the transfer amount is initiated. The message is sent to a recipient with indicia of the account transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Spiegel, William Wu
  • Patent number: 10044547
    Abstract: A digital code recovery circuit includes a data transmitter that outputs either input data or a preamble code as transmitter data. A radio frequency interconnect (RFI) transmitter modulates carrier signals based on the transmitter data and transmits the modulated carrier signals over a channel to an RFI receiver that demodulates the carrier signals to obtain recovered transmitter data. A calibration storage device stores preamble data and a calibration circuit receives the recovered transmitter data. If the recovered transmitter data originated from the preamble code, the calibration circuit determines a set of digital calibration adjustments from the recovered transmitter data and the preamble data. If the recovered transmitter data originated from the input data, the calibration circuit applies the set of digital calibration adjustments to the recovered transmitter data to obtain adjusted digital code and outputs the adjusted digital code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Fu-Lung Hsueh, William Wu Shen, Lan-Chou Cho