Patents by Inventor Bill Yang

Bill Yang 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).

  • Patent number: 10748522
    Abstract: An in-ear microphone with active noise control is provided, including a housing, a speaker unit and a microphone module. The housing includes an air hole and a sound outlet. The speaker unit is disposed in the housing, and separates a space in the housing into a front chamber and a rear chamber. The microphone module is at least partially located in the front chamber and between the sound outlet and the speaker unit. The air hole is in communication with the sound outlet through the front chamber. The microphone module is configured to receive sound of a user and ambient sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Cotron Corporation
    Inventor: Bill Yang
  • Patent number: 10709729
    Abstract: Provided are siRNAs or chemically-modified siRNAs targeted against ADAMTS-5 or ADAM17 for inhibiting the expression of ADAMTS-5 or ADAM17. Use of the siRNAs for treating an ADAMTS-5 or ADAM17 associated disease, such as arthritis and other inflammation-related diseases, by injecting the siRNAs or preparations comprising the siRNAs into an articular cavity of the patient, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: GUANGZHOU INSTITUTES OF BIOMEDICINE AND HEALTH, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, GUANGZHOU RIBOBIO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bill Biliang Zhang, Micky Daniel Tortorella, Zhe Wang, Xiuqun Yang, Qiuyun Wang
  • Patent number: 10644057
    Abstract: An image sensor includes a photodiode disposed in a first semiconductor material to absorb photons incident on the image sensor and generate image charge. A floating diffusion is disposed in the first semiconductor material and positioned to receive the image charge from the photodiode, and a transfer transistor is coupled between the photodiode and the floating diffusion to transfer the image charge out of the photodiode into floating diffusion in response to a transfer signal. A source follower transistor with a gate terminal is coupled to the floating diffusion to output an amplified signal of the image charge in the floating diffusion. The gate terminal includes a second semiconductor material in contact with the floating diffusion, and a gate oxide is partially disposed between the second semiconductor material and the first semiconductor material. The second semiconductor material extends beyond the lateral bounds of the floating diffusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Xin Wang, Dajiang Yang, Siguang Ma, Keiji Mabuchi, Bill Phan, Duli Mao, Dyson Tai
  • Patent number: 10633711
    Abstract: Methods that rapidly, sensitively, and specifically detect mutations in IDH1/2 and the TERT promoter employ amplification of particular portions of the genes that experience frequent and exquisitely localized mutations. The ability to distinguish between sequences that differ only by one nucleotide and which may be present in very low ratios is essential for such an assay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Duke University
    Inventors: Hai Yan, Yiping He, Rui Yang, Bill H. Diplas, Landon Hansen, Darell Bigner
  • Publication number: 20200090636
    Abstract: An in-ear microphone with active noise control is provided, including a housing, a speaker unit and a microphone module. The housing includes an air hole and a sound outlet. The speaker unit is disposed in the housing, and separates a space in the housing into a front chamber and a rear chamber. The microphone module is at least partially located in the front chamber and between the sound outlet and the speaker unit. The air hole is in communication with the sound outlet through the front chamber. The microphone module is configured to receive sound of a user and ambient sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Cotron Corporation
    Inventor: Bill Yang
  • Patent number: 10515493
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and techniques for tracking and pictorially displaying locations of tracked individuals involve retrieving a location of the tracked individual and pictorially representing the location of the tracked individual on a display. The location can be acquired using a credentials acquisition device to read credentials issued to the tracked individuals. Pictorially representing the location on a display may involve showing one or both of the location and number of the tracked individuals on a map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Avigilon Corporation
    Inventors: King L. Tse, Elaine Quek, Bill Yang, Steven D. Lewis, Theodore W. Lepich, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10411063
    Abstract: A single-exposure high dynamic range (HDR) image sensor includes a first photodiode and a second photodiode, with a smaller full-well capacity than the first photodiode, disposed in a semiconductor material. The image sensor also includes a first floating diffusion disposed in the semiconductor material and a first transfer gate coupled to the first photodiode to transfer first image charge accumulated in the first photodiode into the first floating diffusion. A second floating diffusion is disposed in the semiconductor material and a second transfer gate is coupled to the second photodiode to transfer second image charge accumulated in the second photodiode into the second floating diffusion. An attenuation layer is disposed between the second photodiode and image light directed towards the single-exposure HDR image sensor to block a portion of the image light from reaching the second photodiode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dajiang Yang, Oray Orkun Cellek, Duli Mao, Xianfu Cheng, Xin Wang, Bill Phan, Dyson Tai
  • Publication number: 20180084346
    Abstract: A planar speaker unit including a housing, a first magnet set, and a diaphragm is provided. The housing has an accommodating space and a bottom wall. The first magnet set is disposed on the bottom wall and located in the accommodating space. The diaphragm is disposed in the accommodating space and located above the first magnet set. The diaphragm includes a substrate and a planar coil. The planar coil is flatly attached on the substrate. The maximum vibration amplitude of the diaphragm is smaller than the minimum distance between the diaphragm and the first magnet set. The diaphragm is tension-free.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: Cotron Corporation
    Inventor: Bill Yang
  • Patent number: 9807494
    Abstract: An in-ear earphone including a housing, a speaker unit and an earpad is provided. The housing has a tube portion. The speaker unit is disposed inside the tube portion. The earpad has a connecting portion and a wrapping portion connected to the connecting portion. The connecting portion is assembled to an audio outlet end of the tube portion. The connecting portion and the speaker unit are surrounded and wrapped by the wrapping portion. Only the tube portion exists between an annular sidewall of the speaker unit and the wrapping portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Cotron Corporation
    Inventor: Bill Yang
  • Patent number: 9774944
    Abstract: A circumaural earphone adapted to be worn on a head of a user is provided. The circumaural earphone includes a main frame, two adjusting modules and two earphone cups. The two adjusting modules are connected to two opposite ends of the main frame respectively. The two earphone cups are connected to the two adjusting modules respectively. Each of the adjusting modules is rotated to drive the corresponding earphone cup to move close to or away from the head of the user so as to adjust a clamping force applied to the head of the user by the two earphone cups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Cotron Corporation
    Inventor: Bill Yang
  • Publication number: 20170272853
    Abstract: An in-ear earphone including a housing, a speaker unit and an earpad is provided. The housing has a tube portion. The speaker unit is disposed inside the tube portion. The earpad has a connecting portion and a wrapping portion connected to the connecting portion. The connecting portion is assembled to an audio outlet end of the tube portion. The connecting portion and the speaker unit are surrounded and wrapped by the wrapping portion. Only the tube portion exists between an annular sidewall of the speaker unit and the wrapping portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: Cotron Corporation
    Inventor: Bill Yang
  • Publication number: 20170270722
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and techniques for tracking and pictorially displaying locations of tracked individuals involve retrieving a location of the tracked individual and pictorially representing the location of the tracked individual on a display. The location can be acquired using a credentials acquisition device to read credentials issued to the tracked individuals. Pictorially representing the location on a display may involve showing one or both of the location and number of the tracked individuals on a map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: Avigilon Corporation
    Inventors: King L. Tse, Elaine Quek, Bill Yang, Steven D. Lewis, Theodore W. Lepich, JR.
  • Patent number: 9762991
    Abstract: An in-ear headset module including a housing, an earpad, a speaker unit and a microphone is provided. The housing has a chamber and an audio outlet communicated with the chamber. The earpad is disposed outside the housing. The speaker unit and the microphone are disposed in the chamber, and the microphone is located between the speaker unit and the audio outlet. The diameter of the microphone is smaller than or equal to 6 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Cotron Corporation
    Inventor: Bill Yang
  • Patent number: 9621995
    Abstract: A vibrating element including a diaphragm, a voice coil and a stiffening layer is provided. The diaphragm has a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other. The first surface includes a first conductive region and a second conductive region. The voice coil is disposed on the first surface. Two ends of the voice coil are electrically connected to the first conductive region and the second conductive region. The stiffening layer is disposed on the diaphragm. The diaphragm has a center region, which is enclosed and circled by the voice coil and includes an area of the diaphragm above the voice coil. The region outside the center region includes an inner circled zone and an outer circled zone surrounding the inner circled zone. At least one end of the voice coil is located in the inner circled zone and the stiffening layer covers the inner circled zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: COTRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Bill Yang
  • Publication number: 20170048608
    Abstract: An in-ear headset module including a housing, an earpad, a speaker unit and a microphone is provided. The housing has a chamber and an audio outlet communicated with the chamber. The earpad is disposed outside the housing. The speaker unit and the microphone are disposed in the chamber, and the microphone is located between the speaker unit and the audio outlet. The diameter of the microphone is smaller than or equal to 6 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: Cotron Corporation
    Inventor: Bill Yang
  • Publication number: 20170026736
    Abstract: A circumaural earphone adapted to be worn on a head of a user is provided. The circumaural earphone includes a main frame, two adjusting modules and two earphone cups. The two adjusting modules are connected to two opposite ends of the main frame respectively. The two earphone cups are connected to the two adjusting modules respectively. Each of the adjusting modules is rotated to drive the corresponding earphone cup to move close to or away from the head of the user so as to adjust a clamping force applied to the head of the user by the two earphone cups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: Cotron Corporation
    Inventor: Bill Yang
  • Publication number: 20160192052
    Abstract: An audio device including a signal cable and a control unit is provided. The control unit includes a case, a metal circuit and a microphone. The case has an appearance surface and an insulating inner surface. The metal circuit is disposed on the insulating inner surface, directly contacted with the insulating inner surface and electrically connected to the signal cable. The microphone is disposed on the insulating inner surface and bonded to the metal circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: COTRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Bill Yang
  • Publication number: 20150350791
    Abstract: A vibrating element including a diaphragm, a voice coil and a stiffening layer is provided. The diaphragm has a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other. The first surface includes a first conductive region and a second conductive region. The voice coil is disposed on the first surface. Two ends of the voice coil are electrically connected to the first conductive region and the second conductive region. The stiffening layer is disposed on the diaphragm. The diaphragm has a center region, which is enclosed and circled by the voice coil and includes an area of the diaphragm above the voice coil. The region outside the center region includes an inner circled zone and an outer circled zone surrounding the inner circled zone. At least one end of the voice coil is located in the inner circled zone and the stiffening layer covers the inner circled zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: COTRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Bill Yang
  • Patent number: 9173017
    Abstract: A circumaural earphone and a decorating strap thereof are provided. The circumaural earphone includes two earphone cups, a main strap, a decorating strap, a photosensitive switch, a power supplier and a light emitter. Two ends of the main strap are connected with the two earphone cups. Two ends of the decorating strap are detachably connected with the two earphone cups or the main strap. The photosensitive switch is disposed in one of the two earphone cups, the main strap or the decorating strap. The power supplier is disposed in one of the two earphone cups, the main strap or the decorating strap. The light emitter is disposed in the decorating strap and electrically connected with the power supplier through the photosensitive switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Cotron Corporation
    Inventor: Bill Yang
  • Patent number: D907074
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Dometic Sweden AB
    Inventors: Bill Yang, Ken Ng, Wei Xian Guan, Peng Wang