Patents by Inventor Andrew Ng

Andrew Ng 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: 20190144828
    Abstract: The invention relates to an isolated cell having, after culturing a pluripotent stem cell (PSC) in a medium comprising a WNT agonist and an ACTIVIN antagonist, increased HOXA gene expression relative to a PSC not cultured in a medium comprising a WNT agonist and an ACTIVIN antagonist, wherein the cell with increased HOXA gene expression is capable of generating a definitive haematopoietic stem/precursor cell. The invention also relates to use of the cell for generating a definitive haematopoietic stem/precursor cell, and a method for differentiating a PSC into a definitive haematopoietic stem/precursor cell and a definitive haematopoietic stem/progenitor cell differentiated from a PSC by the method. The invention further relates to a therapeutic composition comprising a cell of the invention, and to therapeutic methods and uses of a cell of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Elizabeth NG, Edouard STANLEY, Andrew ELEFANTY
  • Publication number: 20190142262
    Abstract: A multifunctional visualization instrument is provided that, in certain embodiments, includes a body having a proximal end and a distal end. The multifunctional visualization instrument includes a display screen on the body and a camera stick at the distal end of the body and comprising an arm and a camera. The arm of the camera stick is sized to fit within a channel of a removable laryngoscope blade. The multifunctional visualization instrument includes a port on a surface of the laryngoscope, configured to mate with an introducer and a steering input for steering the introducer, displayed on the display screen simultaneously with an image of the patient captured by the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Peter Douglas Colin Inglis, Hua Yang, Matthew John Ross McGrath, Michael Ng, Andrew J. Gano, Rhea Marie May
  • Publication number: 20180247636
    Abstract: Embodiments of a production-quality text-to-speech (TTS) system constructed from deep neural networks are described. System embodiments comprise five major building blocks: a segmentation model for locating phoneme boundaries, a grapheme-to-phoneme conversion model, a phoneme duration prediction model, a fundamental frequency prediction model, and an audio synthesis model. For embodiments of the segmentation model, phoneme boundary detection was performed with deep neural networks using Connectionist Temporal Classification (CTC) loss. For embodiments of the audio synthesis model, a variant of WaveNet was created that requires fewer parameters and trains faster than the original. By using a neural network for each component, system embodiments are simpler and more flexible than traditional TTS systems, where each component requires laborious feature engineering and extensive domain expertise. Inference with system embodiments may be performed faster than real time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Baidu USA LLC
    Inventors: Sercan O. ARIK, Mike CHRZANOWSKI, Adam COATES, Gregory DIAMOS, Andrew GIBIANSKY, John MILLER, Andrew NG, Jonathan RAIMAN, Shubhahrata SENGUPTA, Mohammad SHOEYBI
  • Patent number: 9999743
    Abstract: A method and system for sound-induced sleep is provided. The method includes detecting brainwave signals of a subject. The method further includes analyzing the brainwave signals to determine a current sleepy state of the subject and selecting a sound in response to the current sleepy state based on a quantified association index between the brainwave signals and acoustical features of the sound. The method further more includes playing the sound to the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Yaozhang Pan, Juanhong Yu, Cuntai Guan, Keong Andrew Ng, Ti Eu Chan, Zhou Zhang
  • Patent number: 9635335
    Abstract: A system for recording a compressed video-audio stream includes a decoder for decoding the video and audio packets of the stream, a multimedia recorder for recording the video and audio portions of the stream, and a video frame editor. In one embodiment the multimedia recorder receives and ignores initial delta frames of the video portion of the stream while buffering the audio portion of the stream received until a first key frame arrives and is buffered and decoded and wherein upon receiving a command to record, the system writes a copy of the key frame at a predefined interval the first interval corresponding with the start of the recording of the audio portions of the stream, the write interval repeated successively until a next key frame arrives whereby the video and audio is then recorded as received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: GENESYS TELECOMMUNICATIONS LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Alex Y. Lee, Anthony C. Lam, Andrew Ng, Chakrit Nimmanant
  • Publication number: 20160151602
    Abstract: A method and system for sound-induced sleep is provided. The method includes detecting brainwave signals of a subject. The method further includes analyzing the brainwave signals to determine a current sleepy state of the subject and selecting a sound in response to the current sleepy state based on a quantified association index between the brainwave signals and acoustical features of the sound. The method further more includes playing the sound to the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Applicant: AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: Yaozhang PAN, Juanhong YU, Cuntai GUAN, Keong Andrew NG, Ti Eu CHAN, Zhou ZHANG
  • Patent number: 9237425
    Abstract: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business transaction. In some operations, software creates, updates, or otherwise processes information related to a feed event, a feed event document, and/or a feed event type business object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Miro Vins, Vincent Mendicino, Dirk Wodtke, Chinmaya Sarangi, Jian Xu, Andrew Ng, Neil Srivatsan, Werner Gnan, Peter Latocha, Michael Seubert, Yingjiong He
  • Patent number: 9232368
    Abstract: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business transaction. In some operations, software creates, updates, or otherwise processes information related to a user feed administrator, a user feed event link and/or a user feed settings business object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Miro Vins, Vincent Mendicino, Dirk Wodtke, Chinmaya Sarangi, Jian Xu, Andrew Ng, Neil Srivatsan, Yingjiong He, Werner Gnan, Peter Latocha, Michael Seubert
  • Publication number: 20150358596
    Abstract: A system for recording a compressed video-audio stream includes a decoder for decoding the video and audio packets of the stream, a multimedia recorder for recording the video and audio portions of the stream, and a video frame editor. In one embodiment the multimedia recorder receives and ignores initial delta frames of the video portion of the stream while buffering the audio portion of the stream received until a first key frame arrives and is buffered and decoded and wherein upon receiving a command to record, the system writes a copy of the key frame at a predefined interval the first interval corresponding with the start of the recording of the audio portions of the stream, the write interval repeated successively until a next key frame arrives whereby the video and audio is then recorded as received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Alex Y. Lee, Anthony C. Lam, Andrew Ng, Chakrit Nimmanant
  • Patent number: 9113132
    Abstract: A system for recording a compressed video-audio stream includes a decoder for decoding the video and audio packets of the stream, a multimedia recorder for recording the video and audio portions of the stream, and a video frame editor. In one embodiment the multimedia recorder receives and ignores initial delta frames of the video portion of the stream while buffering the audio portion of the stream received until a first key frame arrives and is buffered and decoded and wherein upon receiving a command to record, the system writes a copy of the key frame at a predefined interval the first interval corresponding with the start of the recording of the audio portions of the stream, the write interval repeated successively until a next key frame arrives whereby the video and audio is then recorded as received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: GENESYS TELECOMMUNICATIONS LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Alex Y. Lee, Anthony C. Lam, Andrew Ng, Chakrit Nimmanant
  • Patent number: 8762453
    Abstract: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business transaction. In some operations, software creates, updates, or otherwise processes information related to a feed collaboration group and/or a feed event subscription business object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Miro Vins, Vincent Mendicino, Dirk Wodtke, Chinmaya Sarangi, Jian Xu, Andrew Ng, Neil Srivatsan, Yingjiong He, Werner Gnan, Peter Latocha, Michael Seubert
  • Publication number: 20130218980
    Abstract: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business transaction. In some operations, software creates, updates, or otherwise processes information related to a user feed administrator, a user feed event link and/or a user feed settings business object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: Miro Vins, Vincent Mendicino, Dirk Wodtke, Chinmaya Sarangi, Jian Xu, Andrew Ng, Neil Srivatsan, Yingjiong He, Werner Gnan, Peter Latocha, Michael Seubert
  • Publication number: 20130218979
    Abstract: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business transaction. In some operations, software creates, updates, or otherwise processes information related to a feed collaboration group and/or a feed event subscription business object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: Miro Vins, Vincent Mendicino, Dirk Wodtke, Chinmaya Sarangi, Jian Xu, Andrew Ng, Neil Srivatsan, Yingjiong He, Werner Gnan, Peter Latocha, Michael Seubert
  • Publication number: 20130219292
    Abstract: A business object model, which reflects data that is used during a given business transaction, is utilized to generate interfaces. This business object model facilitates commercial transactions by providing consistent interfaces that are suitable for use across industries, across businesses, and across different departments within a business during a business transaction. In some operations, software creates, updates, or otherwise processes information related to a feed event, a feed event document, and/or a feed event type business object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: Miro Vins, Vincent Mendicino, Dirk Wodtke, Chinmaya Sarangi, Jian Xu, Andrew Ng, Neil Srivatsan, Werner Gnan, Peter Latocha, Michael Seubert, Yingjiong He
  • Publication number: 20130034690
    Abstract: There is provided a substrate comprising an array of non-pillar-shaped nanoformations extending from the surface of the substrate and being arranged to form, between adjacent non-pillar-shaped nanoformations, longitudinally shaped nano-sized depression formations, said nanoformations and said depressions being selected to enable the surface of the substrate to exhibit a higher pinning force relative to the surface of a substrate with an array of pillar-shaped formations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: Bee Khuan Jaslyn Law, Hong Yee Low, Ming Hua Andrew Ng, Ai Yu He
  • Patent number: 8312450
    Abstract: Method and system for widgetizing a web-based application are provided. An example system comprises a widgetizer trigger and a definition module. The widgetizer trigger may be configured to receive at a server computer system, from a web browser application running at a client computer system, a request to widgetize a web-based computer application to permit the computer application to be run as a desktop widget at the client computer system. The definition module may be configured to provide to the client computer application, in response to the request to widgetize, a definition file associated with the computer application, the definition file comprising a reference link to the computer application, the reference link including one or more parameters, the one or more parameters to instruct the computer application to generate output in a format suitable for use by a widget engine provided at the client computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Kiran Gangadharappa, Apurv R. Jawle, Vincent Mendicino, Andrew Ng, Neil Srivatsan, Dirk Wodtke
  • Publication number: 20120268822
    Abstract: An antiretlective biomimetic hierarchical structure, a composite antiretlective hierarchical structure, and an antiretlective surface including a pattern of antiretlective biomimetic hierarchical structures are provided. The antiretlective hierarchical structures include one or more clusters of primary structures and a plurality of secondary structures formed on each of the primary structures. The primary structures have dimensions in the micrometer range with a major dimension of approximately two micrometers. Each of the secondary structures has dimensions in the nanometer range wherein the pitch and height are approximately three hundred nanometers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Bee Khuan Jaslyn Law, Hong Yee Low, Ming Hua Andrew Ng, Ai Yu He
  • Patent number: 8180129
    Abstract: In general, the disclosure is related to electrode-to-lead association using post-implant imaging. An image analysis unit may calculate distances between representations of electrodes in an electronic image and identify groups based on the calculated distances. Each identified group may include a plurality of electrode representations. The distance between a first electrode representation and a second electrode representation may be substantially a same distance between the second electrode representation and a third electrode representation. A characterization unit may determine one or more lead types based on the identified groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Goetz, Andrew Ng
  • Publication number: 20120107668
    Abstract: A prismatic battery cell or an electronic component comprising an electrode plate group of alternately stacked positive and negative electrode plates, wherein adjacent electrode plates of opposite polarity are insulated by an insulating separator, and electrode plates of one polarity are bent to converge at a common joining location for connecting together as a lead portion, the lead portion being joined together to a current collector of that one polarity, characterized in that the electrode plates are bent after the electrode plates are stacked and held or bundled together. Shaping the electrode plates to form the lead portions while the electrode plates are held in a stack means it is not necessary to handle pre-shaped electrode plates, since handling pre-shaped electrode plates in a production line could be tedious because the electrode plates are quite easily deformable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: GP Batteries International Limited
    Inventors: Pui Tsang Peter Ling, Sung-On Andrew Ng
  • Patent number: D854555
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: PALANTIR TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Elder, Guan Da Wang, Jiawei Marvin Sum, Kevin Ng