Patents by Inventor Adam Li

Adam Li 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: 20190248731
    Abstract: Prostacyclin compounds and compositions comprising the same are provided herein. Specifically, prostacyclin compounds comprising treprostinil covalently linked to a linear C3-C18 alkyl, branched C5-C18 alkyl, linear C2-C18 alkenyl, branched C3-C18 alkenyl, aryl, aryl-C1-C18 alkyl or an amino acid or a peptide (e.g., dipeptide, tripeptide, tetrapeptide) are described. The linkage, in one embodiment, is via a carbamate, amide or ester bond. Prostacyclin compounds provided herein can also include at least one hydrogen atom substituted with at least one deuterium atom. Methods for treating pulmonary hypertension (e.g., pulmonary arterial hypertension) and portopulmonary hypertension are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Vladimir MALININ, Walter Perkins, Franziska Leifer, Donna Konicek, Zhili Li, Adam Plaunt
  • Publication number: 20190245822
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for automatic generation of dynamically assigned conditional follow-up tasks. A composition interface in which a user can compose an electronic mail message is provided. A mechanism within the composition interface to select a response window is provided. A follow-up task corresponding to the electronic mail message for the user is generated only if a response to the electronic mail message is not received within the response window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Kedao Wang, Jón Tómas Grétarsson, Adam Evans, Jason Li
  • Patent number: 10351796
    Abstract: A perfume composition for improved release from a cyclodextrin complex, wherein the perfume composition includes 10% or more, by weight of the perfume, of one or more perfume raw materials having: a cyclodextrin complex stability constant of about 3.0 or less, a ClogP of about 2.5 or less; and a weight average molecular weight of about 200 Daltons or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: David Arthur Sturgis, Jianjun Justin Li, Marc Adam Flickinger, Virginia Tzung-Hwei Hutchins, Steven Louis Diersing, Steven Michael Wujek
  • Patent number: 10343979
    Abstract: Methods for making prodrugs of trepreostinil and treprostinil derivatives are provided. Specifically, methods are provided herein for producing prostacyclin compounds comprising treprostinil covalently linked to a linear C5-C18 alkyl, branched C5-C18 alkyl, linear C2-C18 alkenyl, branched C3-C18 alkenyl, aryl, aryl-C1-C18 alkyl or an amino acid or a peptide (e.g., dipeptide, tripeptide, tetrapeptide). The linkage, in one embodiment, is via an amide or ester bond. Prostacyclin compounds provided herein can also include at least one hydrogen atom substituted with at least one deuterium atom. The compounds provided herein can be used to treat pulmonary hypertension (e.g., pulmonary arterial hypertension) and portopulmonary hypertension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Insmed Incorporated
    Inventors: Vladimir Malinin, Walter Perkins, Franziska Leifer, Donna M. Konicek, Zhili Li, Adam Plaunt
  • Publication number: 20190180995
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to systems and methods for relay ionization of a sample. In certain aspects, the invention provides systems that include an ion source that generates ions, a sample emitter configured to hold a sample, and a mass spectrometer. The system is configured such that the ions generated by the ion source are directed to interact with the sample emitter, thereby causing the sample to be discharged from the sample emitter and into the mass spectrometer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Graham Cooks, Anyin Li, Adam Hollerbach
  • Patent number: 10313427
    Abstract: Technologies are presented that optimize application management on a computing device through contextual application archival and retrieval. A method of managing applications may include: learning contextual relevancy of one or more applications installed on a computing device to a user of the device and determining whether an application is no longer contextually relevant to the user. If the application is no longer contextually relevant, the device may send a request to an application management service to obtain and/or maintain the application; create a placeholder for the application at the device; and remove the application from the device. The device may monitor contextual inputs for relevancy of the archived application. If contextual relevancy is determined, the device may send a request to the service to provide the archived application or a replacement of the archived application to the device; receive the requested application; install the requested application; and remove the placeholder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Igor Tatourian, Rita H Wouhaybi, Hong Li, Tobias M Kohlenberg, Adam Jordan
  • Publication number: 20190160115
    Abstract: Genetically programmed microorganisms, such as bacteria or virus, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods of modulating and treating cancers are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Dean Falb, Jonathan W. Kotula, Vincent M. Isabella, Paul F. Miller, Suman Machinani, Saurabh Saha, Adam B. Fisher, Yves Millet, Ning Li
  • Publication number: 20190146690
    Abstract: A method includes sending, by a computing device of a dispersed storage network (DSN), an inquiry to storage units of the DSN regarding status of a new vault in the DSN. The new vault is a logical storage container supported by the storage units, and the new vault is defined by vault parameters that include new vault identifier, new vault storage capabilities, access privileges, and authorized users. When a threshold number of storage units provide a status response of active and when a data access request for a set of encoded data slices is received, the computing device sends a set of access requests regarding the data access request to the storage units. When the threshold number of storage units do not provide the status response of active, the computing device facilitates activation of the new vault in at least the threshold number of storage units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Franco V. Borich, Adam M. Gray, Scott M. Horan, Ravi V. Khadiwala, Mingyu Li, Manish Motwani, Jason K. Resch, Trevor J. Vossberg
  • Patent number: 10089790
    Abstract: A virtual reality display system that generates display images in two phases: the first phase renders images based on a predicted pose at the time the display will be updated; the second phase re-predicts the pose using recent sensor data, and corrects the images based on changes since the initial prediction. The second phase may be delayed so that it occurs just in time for a display update cycle, to ensure that sensor data is as accurate as possible for the revised pose prediction. Pose prediction may extrapolate sensor data by integrating differential equations of motion. It may incorporate biomechanical models of the user, which may be learned by prompting the user to perform specific movements. Pose prediction may take into account a user's tendency to look towards regions of interest. Multiple parallel pose predictions may be made to reflect uncertainty in the user's movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Ariadne's Thread (USA), Inc.
    Inventors: David Lawson, Adam Li
  • Patent number: 10083538
    Abstract: A virtual reality display system that renders images at different resolutions in different parts of a display. Reduces rendering latency by rendering at a lower resolution in selected regions, for example on the sides of a display where human vision has lower resolution than in the center. Pixels in low resolution regions are combined into grid elements, and rendering may generate grid element values rather than individual pixel values. Rendering may use ray casting, rasterization, or both. Variable resolution rendering may be combined with variable level of detail geometry models to further reduce rendering time. Selected objects may be designed as high resolution objects that are rendered at a high resolution even in low resolution display regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Ariadne's Thread (USA), Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Li
  • Patent number: 10026233
    Abstract: A system that efficiently estimates an object's orientation using magnetic, angular rate, and gravity sensors. The object may be for example a virtual reality headset or a user in a virtual reality environment. Magnetic and gravity data are used to correct errors that accumulate from integrating angular velocity. Unlike systems that use Kalman filter approaches, embodiments of the system apply a simple, highly efficient technique to generate magnetic and gravity error vectors; these error vectors are added directly to the angular velocity prior to integration. Error calculations are performed in the sensor reference frame rather than in the Earth reference frame. Magnetic error correction uses only the horizontal component of the magnetic field, which is efficiently calculated by subtracting off the projection of the magnetic field onto the measured gravity vector. Sensors and processors for calculating orientation may be integrated into a low-latency virtual reality display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Ariadne's Thread (USA), Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Li
  • Patent number: 9990008
    Abstract: A modular virtual reality headset that may be operated in multiple modes. Embodiments enable a mount with modular receivers having electronic and mechanical interfaces that accept swappable modules. Swappable modules may include swappable display modules, swappable audio modules, and swappable sensor modules. Embodiments enable multiple modes of operation, including for example a virtual mode to display virtual reality environments, a real mode to display images of the real environment surrounding the user, and an augmented reality mode that overlays real scenes with other information. Embodiments may also provide multiple modes of operation for audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Ariadne's Thread (USA), Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Gregory Passmore, Adam Li
  • Patent number: 9961332
    Abstract: A display system for a head mounted device that illuminates the peripheral regions of the user's field of view to enhance an immersive experience. The system may use peripheral light emitters to the left and right of one or more central displays. Peripheral light emitters may provide lower resolution images, or only with vertical resolution, corresponding to the user's lower resolution vision in these peripheral regions. Reflective surfaces and lenses may be used to direct peripheral light into desired shapes and patterns. Rendering of peripheral light colors and intensities at each peripheral pixel may use approximations for improved performance since users may not be sensitive to precise color values in the peripheral regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Ariadne's Thread (USA), Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Gregory Passmore, Adam Li
  • Patent number: 9927870
    Abstract: A virtual reality system that uses gestures to obtain commands from a user. Embodiments may use sensors mounted on a virtual reality headset to detect head movements, and may recognize selected head motions as gestures associated with commands. Commands associated with gestures may modify the user's virtual reality experience, for example by selecting or modifying a virtual world or by altering the user's viewpoint within the virtual world. Embodiments may define specific gestures to place the system into command mode or user input mode, for example to temporarily disable normal head tracking within the virtual environment. Embodiments may also recognize gestures of other body parts, such as wrist movements measured by a smart watch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Ariadne's Thread (USA), Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Li
  • Patent number: 9835431
    Abstract: Inspection apparatus and methods for inspecting parts include a drum including a chamber for receiving parts to be inspected and at least one screen having at least one gauge formed therein, wherein the drum is configured to be rotatably mountable on a support, and wherein rotation of the drum is operable to present parts to be inspected to the at least one gauge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Connecting Products Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Freakes, Lin Huang, Adam Li, Franklin W Agramonte Andujar, Ivan P Nieves Hernandez, Marcelino Montoya Ruiz, Carlos C Reyes
  • Publication number: 20170293351
    Abstract: A system that accepts and displays user input from a touch sensitive input device, such as phone touchscreen, while a user is wearing a head mounted display. Since the user cannot directly observe the input device, the system generates a virtual touchscreen graphic showing the location of the user's touch, and displays this graphic on the head mounted display. This graphic may include a virtual keyboard. Embodiments may recognize specific gestures to initiate input, which cause the virtual touchscreen graphic to be displayed on the display, for example as an overlay onto the normal display. The virtual touchscreen graphic may be removed automatically when the system recognizes that an input sequence is complete. The input device may also have position and orientation sensors that can be used for user input, for example to control a tool or weapon in a virtual environment or a game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: Ariadne's Thread (USA), Inc. (DBA Immerex)
    Inventor: Adam LI
  • Publication number: 20170208318
    Abstract: A display system for a head mounted device that illuminates the peripheral regions of the user's field of view to enhance an immersive experience. The system may use peripheral light emitters to the left and right of one or more central displays. Peripheral light emitters may provide lower resolution images, or only with vertical resolution, corresponding to the user's lower resolution vision in these peripheral regions. Reflective surfaces and lenses may be used to direct peripheral light into desired shapes and patterns. Rendering of peripheral light colors and intensities at each peripheral pixel may use approximations for improved performance since users may not be sensitive to precise color values in the peripheral regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: Ariadne's Thread (USA), Inc. (DBA Immerex)
    Inventors: Charles Gregory Passmore, Adam LI
  • Publication number: 20170200304
    Abstract: A virtual reality display system that renders images at different resolutions in different parts of a display. Reduces rendering latency by rendering at a lower resolution in selected regions, for example on the sides of a display where human vision has lower resolution than in the center. Pixels in low resolution regions are combined into grid elements, and rendering may generate grid element values rather than individual pixel values. Rendering may use ray casting, rasterization, or both. Variable resolution rendering may be combined with variable level of detail geometry models to further reduce rendering time. Selected objects may be designed as high resolution objects that are rendered at a high resolution even in low resolution display regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: Ariadne's Thread (USA), Inc. (DBA Immerex)
    Inventor: Adam LI
  • Publication number: 20170185144
    Abstract: A virtual reality system that uses gestures to obtain commands from a user. Embodiments may use sensors mounted on a virtual reality headset to detect head movements, and may recognize selected head motions as gestures associated with commands. Commands associated with gestures may modify the user's virtual reality experience, for example by selecting or modifying a virtual world or by altering the user's viewpoint within the virtual world. Embodiments may define specific gestures to place the system into command mode or user input mode, for example to temporarily disable normal head tracking within the virtual environment. Embodiments may also recognize gestures of other body parts, such as wrist movements measured by a smart watch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: Ariadne's Thread (USA), Inc. (DBA Immerex)
    Inventor: Adam LI
  • Publication number: 20170185171
    Abstract: A system that efficiently estimates an object's orientation using magnetic, angular rate, and gravity sensors. The object may be for example a virtual reality headset or a user in a virtual reality environment. Magnetic and gravity data are used to correct errors that accumulate from integrating angular velocity. Unlike systems that use Kalman filter approaches, embodiments of the system apply a simple, highly efficient technique to generate magnetic and gravity error vectors; these error vectors are added directly to the angular velocity prior to integration. Error calculations are performed in the sensor reference frame rather than in the Earth reference frame. Magnetic error correction uses only the horizontal component of the magnetic field, which is efficiently calculated by subtracting off the projection of the magnetic field onto the measured gravity vector. Sensors and processors for calculating orientation may be integrated into a low-latency virtual reality display system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: Ariadne's Thread (USA), Inc. (DBA Immerex)
    Inventor: Adam LI