Patents by Inventor An V. Le

An V. Le 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: 20200328278
    Abstract: Embodiments related to transistors and integrated circuits having aluminum indium phosphide subfins and germanium channels, systems incorporating such transistors, and methods for forming them are discussed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew V. Metz, Willy Rachmady, Harold W. Kennel, Van H. Le, Benjamin Chu-Kung, Jack T. Kavalieros, Gilbert Dewey
  • Patent number: 10800753
    Abstract: Tetrahydrothiophene and related heterocyclic analogs and related methods for GABA aminotransferase inactivation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Richard B. Silverman, Hoang V. Le, Dustin D. Hawker
  • Patent number: 10803380
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for generating document vector representations. One of the methods includes obtaining a new document; selecting a plurality of new document word sets; and determining a vector representation for the new document using a trained neural network system, wherein the trained neural network system comprises: a document embedding layer and a classifier, and wherein determining the vector representation for the new document using the trained neural network system comprises iteratively providing each of the plurality of new document word sets to the trained neural network system to determine the vector representation for the new document using gradient descent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Andrew M. Dai, Quoc V. Le, Gregory Sean Corrado
  • Publication number: 20200320399
    Abstract: A method for receiving training data for training a neural network (NN) to perform a machine learning (ML) task and for determining, using the training data, an optimized NN architecture for performing the ML task is described. Determining the optimized NN architecture includes: maintaining population data comprising, for each candidate architecture in a population of candidate architectures, (i) data defining the candidate architecture, and (ii) data specifying how recently a neural network having the candidate architecture has been trained while determining the optimized neural network architecture; and repeatedly performing multiple operations using each of a plurality of worker computing units to generate a new candidate architecture based on a selected candidate architecture having the best measure of fitness, adding the new candidate architecture to the population, and removing from the population the candidate architecture that was trained least recently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Yanping Huang, Alok Aggarwal, Quoc V. Le, Esteban Alberto Real
  • Patent number: 10784352
    Abstract: Related fields of the present disclosure are in the field of transistor devices, and in particular, FinFET device structures formed using aspect ratio trapping trench (ART) process techniques. For example, a FinFET device consistent with the present disclosure comprises a first fin structure including a first upper fin portion atop a first lower fin portion and a second fin structure including a second upper fin portion atop a second lower fin portion. The first and second upper fin structures include a Group IV material and the first and second lower fin structures include a Group III-V material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sanaz K. Gardner, Willy Rachmady, Van H. Le, Matthew V. Metz, Seiyon Kim, Ashish Agrawal, Jack T. Kavalieros
  • Patent number: 10785288
    Abstract: A method includes configuring worker services to operate in a stateless manner and providing support services that enable the worker services to operate in the stateless manner. The support services include (i) a management service for providing notifications of server removal and addition, (ii) a state maintenance service for maintaining state information in a central location, and (iii) a load balancer service for distributing requests among worker services. The method includes altering a number of servers allocated to at least one worker service, responsive to a notification from the management service. A private protocol is used between the worker services and load balancer service (a) to send, from the worker services to the load balancer service, a respective pointer to the state information associated with the requests, and (b) to include the respective pointer in the requests when any of the requests are forwarded to any worker service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seraphin B. Calo, Douglas M. Freimuth, Franck V. Le, Erich M. Nahum, Maroun Touma, Dinesh C. Verma
  • Publication number: 20200295326
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a battery includes introducing a first material to the battery, providing an anode, a cathode and a separator of the battery; and assembling the anode, the separator and the cathode. The first material is configured and arranged to increase the internal impedance of the battery upon mechanical or thermal loading.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Yu Qiao, Weiyi Lu, Yang Shi, Anh V. Le
  • Publication number: 20200293873
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for generating document vector representations. One of the methods includes obtaining a new document; selecting a plurality of new document word sets; and determining a vector representation for the new document using a trained neural network system, wherein the trained neural network system comprises: a document embedding layer and a classifier, and wherein determining the vector representation for the new document using the trained neural network system comprises iteratively providing each of the plurality of new document word sets to the trained neural network system to determine the vector representation for the new document using gradient descent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew M. Dai, Quoc V. Le, Gregory Sean Corrado
  • Patent number: 10778753
    Abstract: A method includes configuring worker services to operate in a stateless manner and providing support services that enable the worker services to operate in the stateless manner. The support services include (i) a management service for providing notifications of server removal and addition, (ii) a state maintenance service for maintaining state information in a central location, and (iii) a load balancer service for distributing requests among worker services. The method includes altering a number of servers allocated to at least one worker service, responsive to a notification from the management service. A private protocol is used between the worker services and load balancer service (a) to send, from the worker services to the load balancer service, a respective pointer to the state information associated with the requests, and (b) to include the respective pointer in the requests when any of the requests are forwarded to any worker service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seraphin B. Calo, Douglas M. Freimuth, Franck V. Le, Erich M. Nahum, Maroun Touma, Dinesh C. Verma
  • Publication number: 20200281880
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, compounds, and compositions for treating infection by an Apicomplexan parasite that include administering a compound that selectively inactivates ornithine aminotransferase of the Apicomplexan parasite. Specifically, the methods, compounds, compounds may be utilized for treating infection by Toxoplasma gondii and toxoplasmosis and for treating infection by Plasmodium falciparum and malaria. The compounds disclosed herein are observed to selectively inactivate Toxoplasma gondii ornithine aminotransferase (TgOAT) relative to human OAT and relative to human ?-aminobutyric aminotransferase (GABA-AT).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Richard B. Silverman, Hoang V. Le, Rima L. McLeod, Dustin D. Hawker
  • Publication number: 20200279163
    Abstract: A method for determining a placement for machine learning model operations across multiple hardware devices is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Samuel Bengio, Mohammad Norouzi, Benoit Steiner, Jeffrey Adgate Dean, Hieu Hy Pham, Azalia Mirhoseini, Quoc V. Le, Naveen Kumar, Yuefeng Zhou, Rasmus Munk Larsen
  • Patent number: 10752846
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for improving the processing of heavy or challenged feeds in a refinery based on integrated use of deasphalting, coking, and hydroprocessing. An optional fluid catalytic cracking unit can be included in the integrated system to allow for further improvements. The improved processing can be facilitated based on a process configuration where the vacuum resid fractions and/or other difficult fractions are deasphalted to generate a deasphalted oil and a deasphalter residue or rock fraction. The deasphalted oil can be passed into a hydroprocessing unit for further processing. The rock fraction can be used as the feed to a coking unit. Although deasphalter residue or rock is typically a feed with a high content of micro carbon residue, a high lift deasphalting process can allow a portion of the micro carbon residue in the initial feed to remain with the deasphalted oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company
    Inventors: Stephen H. Brown, Brian A. Cunningham, Randolph J. Smiley, Samia Ilias, Brenda A. Raich, Tien V. Le
  • Publication number: 20200265191
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for processing sequential data. In one aspect, a computer-implemented method includes receiving a request to generate a system output for an input data sequence, the input data sequence including a plurality of tokens. One or more tokens may be designated as tokens to be skipped. When a token has not been designated as a token to be skipped, the token is processed using a recurrent neural network to update a current internal state of the recurrent neural network. The system output is generated from the final internal state of the recurrent neural network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Quoc V. Le, Hongrae Lee, Wei Yu
  • Publication number: 20200265315
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for determining neural network architectures. One of the methods includes generating, using a controller neural network, a batch of output sequences, each output sequence in the batch specifying a respective subset of a plurality of components of a large neural network that should be active during the processing of inputs by the large neural network; for each output sequence in the batch: determining a performance metric of the large neural network on the particular neural network task (i) in accordance with current values of the large network parameters and (ii) with only the subset of components specified by the output sequences active; and using the performance metrics for the output sequences in the batch to adjust the current values of the controller parameters of the controller neural network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Barret Zoph, Yun Jia Guan, Hieu Hy Pham, Quoc V. Le
  • Patent number: 10746697
    Abstract: A method of employing an eddy current sensor to perform an inspection of a tube of a steam generator involves accelerating and decelerating the eddy current sensor in a predetermined fashion that substantially reduces the likelihood of damage to the eddy current sensor. The reduction of probe stresses reduces radiological waste and reduces radiation exposure to workers involved in changing damaged probes The recording of an eddy current signal at each of a plurality of equally spaced apart locations along the tube permits the velocity of the eddy current sensor to be varied without compromising the validity of the data that has been recorded. The inspection system employs an encoder that outputs a series of signals as the probe is advanced incremental distances within the tube of the steam generator, and eddy current sensor signals are recorded responsive to at least some of the signals from the encoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
    Inventors: John C. Lichauer, Daniel C. Wood, Thomas W. Nenno, Qui V. Le, Kyle M. Flanigan
  • Patent number: 10749941
    Abstract: A method is provided of using a set of servers to provide deferential services that have a pre-negotiated time for notice to release the servers. The method includes defining a virtual checkpoint frame interval that is constrained to a duration of up to half of the pre-negotiated time for notice to release the servers. The method includes collecting packets and transactions occurring during the interval that are processed by a current server. The method includes, responsive to an end of the interval, (i) writing, to a shared state database, a state of processing of the packets and transactions occurring during the interval, and (ii) releasing the packets and transactions occurring during the interval. The method includes copying the packets and transactions occurring during the interval, and the state, from the current server to another server for subsequent processing, responsive to an indication of an instance loss on the current server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seraphin B. Calo, Douglas M. Freimuth, Franck V. Le, Maroun Touma, Dinesh C. Verma
  • Publication number: 20200251099
    Abstract: A system can be configured to perform tasks such as converting recorded speech to a sequence of phonemes that represent the speech, converting an input sequence of graphemes into a target sequence of phonemes, translating an input sequence of words in one language into a corresponding sequence of words in another language, or predicting a target sequence of words that follow an input sequence of words in a language (e.g., a language model). In a speech recognizer, the RNN system may be used to convert speech to a target sequence of phonemes in real-time so that a transcription of the speech can be generated and presented to a user, even before the user has completed uttering the entire speech input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Navdeep Jaitly, Quoc V. Le, Oriol Vinyals, Samuel Bengio, Ilya Sutskever
  • Patent number: 10735525
    Abstract: A network function modification method, system, and computer program product, include terminating the connection-oriented session between a client and a server via at least two proxies, running a multipath connection-oriented session between the at least two proxies, if an insertion request is received, establishing a first multipath subflow with the new multipath subflow traversing the network function of the insertion request, and if a removal request is received, establishing a second multipath subflow with the new multipath subflow not traversing the network function of the removal request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seraphin Calo, Douglas Freimuth, Thai V. Le, Christian Makaya, Erich Nahum, Maroun Touma, Dinesh Verma
  • Patent number: 10734488
    Abstract: Embodiments related to transistors and integrated circuits having aluminum indium phosphide subfins and germanium channels, systems incorporating such transistors, and methods for forming them are discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew V. Metz, Willy Rachmady, Harold W. Kennel, Van H. Le, Benjamin Chu-Kung, Jack T. Kavalieros, Gilbert Dewey
  • Publication number: 20200234132
    Abstract: A method for determining a final architecture for a neural network to perform a particular machine learning task is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Mingxing Tan, Quoc V. Le