Patents by Inventor Ben Wang

Ben Wang 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: 20180267662
    Abstract: A touch sensor includes electrodes that are serially arranged and a processor with multiple input terminals. The electrodes are grouped into first, second and third groups of electrodes. Each electrode of the first group is coupled with a corresponding input terminal of the processor. The electrodes of the second group are sequentially coupled with the input terminals of the processor by way of odd numbered electrodes of the first group. The electrodes of the third group are sequentially coupled with the input terminals of the processor by way of even numbered electrodes of the first group. Each of the electrodes, other than the electrodes on the ends, is triggered simultaneously with at least one of its neighboring electrodes to provide sensed signals to the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Wangsheng Mei, Yonggang Chen, Ben Wang, Kun Wu
  • Patent number: 10065768
    Abstract: A plastic bag comprising a grip strip configured to assist with opening the bag, wherein the grip strip is formed from a material different from a material from which its associated panel is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Inteplast Group Corporation
    Inventors: Ben Tseng, Ter-Hai Lin, Joe Wang, Jerry Hsu
  • Publication number: 20180185214
    Abstract: A walker seat may include a seat bottom and a support structure. The seat bottom may include an anterior region, a posterior region, an upper side, and a lower side. The lower side may include a central segment retention portion. The support structure may include a central segment, a left-side segment, and a right-side segment. The central segment may be retained by the central segment retention portion. The left-side segment may be extendable from a left side of the central segment, whereby the left-side segment extends beyond a left side of the seat bottom. Similarly, the right-side segment may be extendable from a right side of the central segment, whereby the right-side segment extends beyond a right side of the seat bottom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Margaret M. Andersen, Brendan Fong, Ben Wang
  • Publication number: 20180158372
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for producing a model of a biological tissue, comprising a primary elastic material formed in the shape of an organ, and a secondary stiffener material embedded in the primary elastic material, wherein the secondary stiffener material is formed into a metamaterial design that increases the elastic modulus of the model in at least one predetermined direction. Models in accordance with embodiments mimic both the shape and mechanical properties of the organ they depict.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Kan Wang, Zhen Qian, Chun Zhang, Changsheng Wu, Ben Wang, Mani A. Vannan
  • Publication number: 20180038045
    Abstract: A machine for fabricating three-dimensional interlaced composite components including a frame, a deposition surface, a first set of two or more warp heads, a second set of two or more of warp heads, and a weft inserter. An interlaced composite component including a first set of two or more warp filaments parallel to each other and a first set of two or more weft filaments parallel to each other. Warp filaments are interlaced with, and bonded to, weft filaments s. Warp filaments and weft filaments are interlaced in at least two different weave patterns. Warp filaments and weft filaments are continuous, and the weave patterns transition from one pattern to another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Marc Oberste, Ben Wang, Kan Wang
  • Patent number: 9809926
    Abstract: A machine and method are presented for producing interlaced composite components. The method includes: depositing a first one or more warp filaments onto a deposition surface in a first linear direction, inserting, on top of the first one or more warp filaments, a first one or more weft filaments in a second linear direction, where the second direction is in the same plane as the first one or more warp filaments but is not parallel to the direction of the first one or more warp filaments, depositing, on top of the one or more first weft filaments, one or more second warp filaments in first linear direction, where the second one or more warp filaments are not collinear with the first one of more warp filaments, and inserting, on top of the second one or more warp filaments, a second one or more weft filaments in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Marc Oberste, Ben Wang, Kan Wang
  • Publication number: 20170263154
    Abstract: A glove for use in collecting data for sign language recognition comprises: multiple azimuth sensors arranged on the glove at positions corresponding to the phalanges and metacarpal bones of the hand and used for sensing postures of the hand. The azimuth sensors are only arranged on the glove at positions corresponding to the phalanges of the hand other than the distal phalange in proximity to the fingertip of at least one finger among the middle finger, the index finger, the ring finger, and the little finger. The glove reduces the number of the azimuth sensors arranged on the glove at positions corresponding to the phalanges of the hand, thus reducing costs while not affecting detection performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Ben Wang, Xiaohua Jiang, Hong Luo, Liu Ren, Jianjie Zhang, Kui Xu, Yen-Lin Chen, Zhenyu Zhou, Wenwei Guo
  • Patent number: 9707140
    Abstract: A walker seat may include a seat bottom and a support structure. The seat bottom may include an anterior region, a posterior region, an upper side, and a lower side. The lower side may include a central segment retention portion. The support structure may include a central segment, a left-side segment, and a right-side segment. The central segment may be retained by the central segment retention portion. The left-side segment may be extendable from a left side of the central segment, whereby the left-side segment extends beyond a left side of the seat bottom. Similarly, the right-side segment may be extendable from a right side of the central segment, whereby the right-side segment extends beyond a right side of the seat bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: MEDLINE INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Margaret M. Andersen, Brendan Fong, Ben Wang
  • Patent number: 9486333
    Abstract: A prosthetic sock for a patient to wear over a residual limb is provided. The prosthetic sock includes an inner layer configured to fit over at least a portion of the residual limb of the patient. A foam layer is disposed on an outer surface of the inner layer. The foam layer compensates for changes in shape or volume of the residual limb within the prosthetic sock by changing shape in a manner effective to maintain a secure fit between the residual limb and a prosthetic socket of a prosthetic limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Wang, Chun Zhang, Changchun Zeng, Leslie David Kramer, Arlene Gillis
  • Publication number: 20160305051
    Abstract: A machine and method are presented for producing interlaced composite components. The method includes: depositing a first one or more warp filaments onto a deposition surface in a first linear direction, inserting, on top of the first one or more warp filaments, a first one or more weft filaments in a second linear direction, where the second direction is in the same plane as the first one or more warp filaments but is not parallel to the direction of the first one or more warp filaments, depositing, on top of the one or more first weft filaments, one or more second warp filaments in first linear direction, where the second one or more warp filaments are not collinear with the first one of more warp filaments, and inserting, on top of the second one or more warp filaments, a second one or more weft filaments in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher Marc Oberste, Ben Wang, Kan Wang
  • Patent number: 9468060
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a retrofit LED lamp that is operated by a dual mode circuit, enabling maximum compatibility with the ANSI reference ballasts to satisfy UL requirements to replace HID and fluorescent lamps. The LED lamp operates at two different modes, offered by the dual mode PCB circuit. In one of the mode, namely ANSI ballast testing, a low frequency current from the ballast is throttled through a bypass circuit to LEDs, since a field effect transistor of the circuit is in open circuit mode due to insufficient current. During the second mode, namely field ballast operation, a high frequency current is provided by the ballast, which short circuits the FET, causing it to conduct and thus operating the LEDs. Advantageously, the LED lamp offers maximum compatibility with ballasts using such dual mode circuit and consumes less power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: LUNERA LIGHTING, INC.
    Inventors: Don Barnetson, Daryl Cheim, Josef Kirmeier, Ben Wang
  • Publication number: 20160262220
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a retrofit LED lamp that is operated by a dual mode circuit, enabling maximum compatibility with the ANSI reference ballasts to satisfy UL requirements to replace HID and fluorescent lamps. The LED lamp operates at two different modes, offered by the dual mode PCB circuit. In one of the mode, namely ANSI ballast testing, a low frequency current from the ballast is throttled through a bypass circuit to LEDs, since a field effect transistor of the circuit is in open circuit mode due to insufficient current. During the second mode, namely field ballast operation, a high frequency current is provided by the ballast, which short circuits the FET, causing it to conduct and thus operating the LEDs. Advantageously, the LED lamp offers maximum compatibility with ballasts using such dual mode circuit and consumes less power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Don Barnetson, Daryl Cheim, Josef Kirmeier, Ben Wang
  • Publication number: 20160229110
    Abstract: Articles including nanoscale fibers aligned by mechanical stretching are provided. Methods for making composite materials comprising a network of aligned nanoscale fibers are also provided. The network of nanoscale fibers may be substantially devoid of a liquid, and may be a buckypaper. The network of nanoscale fibers also may be associated with a supporting medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Jianwen Bao, Zhiyong Liang, Ben Wang, Chun Zhang, Qunfeng Cheng
  • Publication number: 20160152757
    Abstract: A method is provided for functionalizing nanoscale fibers including reacting a plurality of nanoscale fibers with at least one epoxide monomer to chemically bond the at least one epoxide monomer to surfaces of the nanoscale fibers to form functionalized nanoscale fibers. Functionalized nanoscale fibers, nanoscale fiber films, and composite materials are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Shiren Wang, Zhiyong Liang, Ben Wang, Chun Zhang
  • Patent number: 9271891
    Abstract: A walker seat may include a seat bottom and a support structure. The seat bottom may include an anterior region, a posterior region, an upper side, and a lower side. The lower side may include a central segment retention portion. The support structure may include a central segment, a left-side segment, and a right-side segment. The central segment may be retained by the central segment retention portion. The left-side segment may be extendable from a left side of the central segment, whereby the left-side segment extends beyond a left side of the seat bottom. Similarly, the right-side segment may be extendable from a right side of the central segment, whereby the right-side segment extends beyond a right side of the seat bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Margaret M. Andersen, Brendan Fong, Ben Wang
  • Patent number: 9268032
    Abstract: A sensing element for electromagnetic wave detection, electrical radiography imaging system applying the element and method thereof is provided. The sensing element may include a substrate, an active component on the substrate, a plurality of first electrodes on the substrate, a plurality of second electrodes on the substrate, a first blocking layer, a photo-conversion layer on the first blocking layer, and a third electrode on the photo-conversion layer. The plurality of first electrodes is coupled together. The plurality of first electrodes is interlaced with the plurality of second electrodes and is coupled together. The first blocking layer is on the active component, the plurality of first electrodes, and the plurality of second electrodes. The photo-conversion layer is for absorbing electromagnetic wave transmitted through an object being imaged by a radiography imaging system and generates electric charges collected by the plurality of first and second electrodes, and the third electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Ming-Huan Yang, Bo-Wen Xiao, Chien-Ju Lee, Wen-Tung Wang, Wei-Ben Wang
  • Publication number: 20160038369
    Abstract: A walker seat may include a seat bottom and a support structure. The seat bottom may include an anterior region, a posterior region, an upper side, and a lower side. The lower side may include a central segment retention portion. The support structure may include a central segment, a left-side segment, and a right-side segment. The central segment may be retained by the central segment retention portion. The left-side segment may be extendable from a left side of the central segment, whereby the left-side segment extends beyond a left side of the seat bottom. Similarly, the right-side segment may be extendable from a right side of the central segment, whereby the right-side segment extends beyond a right side of the seat bottom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Applicant: MEDLINE INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Margaret M. Andersen, Brendan Fong, Ben Wang
  • Patent number: D751951
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Margaret M. Andersen, Brendan Fong, Ben Wang
  • Patent number: D793915
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: MEDLINE INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ben Wang, Brendan Fong, Margaret Andersen
  • Patent number: D811280
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: MEDLINE INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ben Wang, Brendan Fong, Margaret Andersen