Patents by Inventor Benjamin Hsiao

Benjamin Hsiao 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: 20210046385
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for coordinating multiplayer game sessions are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Catherine Hsiao, Alan Merzon, Kristie Fisher, Stacey Peterson, Haochen Liu, Nicholas Dunn, Tahasildar Ramachandra Shivputrappa, Sam Cheung, Erica Hansen, Benjamin Frenkel
  • Patent number: 9931611
    Abstract: Articles are provided for absorbing fluids. In embodiments, the articles of the present disclosure are modified to make them hydrophobic, thereby decreasing their affinity for water and similar liquids, while increasing their affinity for other hydrophobic materials, including oil. After use, the articles, in embodiments polyurethane sponges, may have their absorbed materials removed therefrom, and the articles may then be reused to absorb additional materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: The Research Foundation for the State University of New York
    Inventors: Benjamin Chu, Benjamin Hsiao, Zhe Wang
  • Publication number: 20160263552
    Abstract: Articles are provided for absorbing fluids. In embodiments, the articles of the present disclosure are modified to make them hydrophobic, thereby decreasing their affinity for water and similar liquids, while increasing their affinity for other hydrophobic materials, including oil. After use, the articles, in embodiments polyurethane sponges, may have their absorbed materials removed therefrom, and the articles may then be reused to absorb additional materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: The Research Foundation for the State University of New York
    Inventors: Benjamin Chu, Benjamin Hsiao, Zhe Wang
  • Patent number: 8231013
    Abstract: Articles comprising a fibrous support of nanofibers and an interfacially polymerized polymer layer disposed on a surface of the fibrous support are useful, e.g., as fluid separation membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: The Research Foundation of State University of New York
    Inventors: Benjamin Chu, Benjamin Hsiao, Kyunghwan Yoon
  • Publication number: 20090078640
    Abstract: The present invention provides membranes having a coating layer comprising cellulose or cellulose derivative and a porous support comprising nanofibers prepared by a process of coating a solution comprising cellulose or a cellulose derivative dissolved in an ionic liquid on to a porous support layer. The present invention is useful for providing improved water flux and high rejection rates for oil/water emulsions. The present invention also provides fluid separation systems in UF, NF, RO and FO, incorporating membranes of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventors: Benjamin Chu, Benjamin Hsiao, Hongyang Ma
  • Publication number: 20080149561
    Abstract: Articles comprising a fibrous support of nanofibers and an interfacially polymerized polymer layer disposed on a surface of the fibrous support are useful, e.g., as fluid separation membranes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: Benjamin Chu, Benjamin Hsiao, Kyunghwan Yoon
  • Publication number: 20050149081
    Abstract: An endovascular graft includes a flexible graft body dimensioned for positioning within a body vessel and having an outer wall defining an opening therethrough, and an elastic polymer strip mounted to the outer wall of the graft body. The elastic strip is dimensioned to increase an effective strength of the outer wall to thereby facilitate support of the body vessel upon implantation of the graft body therewithin. The graft body is preferably bifurcated including a tubular body defining a longitudinal opening and first and second legs connected to the tubular body. The first and second graft legs each define a longitudinal opening in communication with the longitudinal opening of the tubular body. The tubular body and the first and second legs preferably include the elastic polymer strip. The polymer strip is dimensioned to extend substantially along the lengths of the respective tubular body and the first and second legs. The graft elastic polymer strip may be helically disposed relative to the graft body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventors: John Ricota, Benjamin Hsiao, Rajesh Somani
  • Publication number: 20050073075
    Abstract: A method for electroblowing fibers is provided which involves the steps of: forcing a polymer fluid through a spinneret in a first direction towards a collector located a first distance from the spinneret, while simultaneously blowing a gas through an orifice that is substantially concentrically arranged around the spinneret, wherein the gas is blown substantially in the first direction; wherein an electrostatic differential is generated between the spinneret and the collector; and collecting the fibers, and its use in preparing submicron scale fibers of various types, particularly hyaluronan fibers, and the hyaluronan nanofibers thus formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Publication date: April 7, 2005
    Applicant: Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Benjamin Chu, Benjamin Hsiao, Dufei Fang, Akio Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20050014252
    Abstract: Cell storage and delivery systems and methods for storing and delivering viable cells to a mammal are disclosed. The cell storage and delivery systems include a biodegradable and/or bioabsorbable fibrous matrix physically associated with viable cells to contain and release the cells at a controlled rate. The biodegradable and/or bioabsorable matrix can be formed by electrospinning fibers of biodegradable and/or bioabsorbable fiberizable material. The methods include methods for storing viable cells and for delivering viable cells to a mammal using the cell storage and delivery system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2004
    Publication date: January 20, 2005
    Inventors: Benjamin Chu, Benjamin Hsiao, Michael Hadjiargyrou, Dufei Fang, Xinhua Zong, Kwangsok Kim