Patents by Inventor Bin Wei

Bin Wei 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: 8966553
    Abstract: A video-on-demand (VOD) server in an Internet protocol television (IPTV) network with a network of set-top boxes includes IPTV operational data and an analysis module that selects a content item. The VOD server divides the content item into sequential chunks, divides the chunks into stripes, pre-populates set-top boxes in a peering network with at least one stripe from each chunk, receives a request for the content item, and directs each set-top box to sequentially stream its stripes. A method includes selecting a content item based upon IPTV operational data, dividing the content item into sequential chunks, dividing the chunks into stripes, pre-populating set-top boxes in a peering network with at least one stripe from each chunk, receiving a request for the content item, and directing each set-top box to sequentially stream its stripes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Yih-Farn Chen, Rittwik Jana, Daniel L. Stern, Hailong Sun, Bin Wei, Ping-Fai Yang
  • Publication number: 20150014281
    Abstract: An electrode applied in electro-machining processes is provided. The electrode comprises a main body portion and at least one built-in internal flushing passage for introducing a flushing liquid to a volume between the electrode and a workpiece to be machined. The electrode is made by an additive fabrication process that enables specialized flushing for enhancing waste material evacuation and incorporate special material properties like zones of high electrical conductivity and thermal resistance. The fabrication process produces materials and geometries that could not otherwise be made using conventional processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Lee Trimmer, Yuanfeng Luo, Bin Wei, John Broddus Deaton
  • Publication number: 20150008140
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a microchannel cooling passage in a surface of a machine component that includes: forming an elongated open channel in the surface of the machine component, the open channel comprising a cross-sectional profile having a mouth and a floor, and, defined therebetween, a middle region; inserting a corresponding elongated electrode having a directional bias into the channel; and using the electrode as a tooling piece in an electrochemical machining process, widening the middle region of the open channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: BENJAMIN PAUL LACY, BIN WEI
  • Patent number: 8924383
    Abstract: Described is a system and method for automatic monitoring and dissemination of media content. The system and method include a content acquisition platform receiving media content from at least one source and storing the media content in a media storage platform, a media processing platform segmenting the media content based upon predetermined criteria defined by a user and storing metadata corresponding to the segmented media content in the media storage platform, an alert platform providing the user with an alert identifying the segmented media content, the alert including at least a portion of the metadata stored in the media storage platform and a content delivery platform sending the segmented media content to a device of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Lee Begeja, Yih-Farn Chen, David Crawford Gibbon, Huale Huang, Rittwik Jana, Zhu Liu, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray, Bin Wei
  • Patent number: 8911599
    Abstract: A machining system is provided and includes a machining tool comprising a spindle, one or more electrodes configured to perform the electromachining, and one or more tool holding elements configure to conductively hold the respective one or more electrodes and be assembled onto the spindle of the machining tool. The machining system further comprises one or more adapters and one or more power sources configured to electrically connect to the respective one or more adapters and the workpiece. The one or more adapters are configured to conductively contact the respective one or more tool holding elements. Further, the machining system comprises one or more machining solution sources provided to pass one or more machining solutions between the workpiece and the respective one or more electrodes. A tool adapter assembly is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Hongtao Li, Bin Wei, Xiaobin Chen, Steven Robert Hayashi, Renwei Yuan, Yuanfeng Luo
  • Patent number: 8909473
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing at least one information feed are disclosed. For example, the method receives at least one content via at least one automated feed. The method associates the at least one content to one or more geographical locations on a map, wherein the one or more geographical locations are determined from the at least one content. The method then presents an access to the at least one content to a user via the map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Yih-Farn Chen, Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio, David Gibbon, Rittwik Jana, Serban Jora, Bernard S. Renger, Bin Wei
  • Patent number: 8900424
    Abstract: An electrode for an electrochemical machining process is provided. The electrode includes an electrically conductive member defining at least one passage and an insulating coating partially covering a side surface of the electrically conductive member. The insulating coating does not cover at least one of first and second exposed sections of the electrically conductive member, where the first and second exposed sections are separated by approximately 180 degrees and extend substantially along a longitudinal axis of the electrically conductive member. The insulating coating also does not cover an exposed front end of the electrically conductive member. An electrochemical machining method is also provided, for forming a non-circular hole in a workpiece using the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bin Wei, Kevin Leon Bruce
  • Publication number: 20140317133
    Abstract: Edited and non-edited multimedia content from a plurality of sources is formatted as a standardized data feed. The standardized data feed is correlating with a syndicated data feed as an aggregated data feed. The aggregated data feed is presented for display at a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Bernard S. Renger, Rittwik Jana, Yih-Farn Chen, Serban Jora, Bin Wei
  • Publication number: 20140317132
    Abstract: Edited and non-edited multimedia content from a plurality of sources is formatted as a standardized data feed. The standardized data feed is correlating with a syndicated data feed as an aggregated data feed. The aggregated data feed is presented for display at a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Bernard S. Renger, Rittwik Jana, Yih-Farn Chen, Serban Jora, Bin Wei
  • Publication number: 20140311918
    Abstract: A multi-step electrochemical stripping method includes providing a determined electrode potential between a reference electrode and an article submerged in an electrolyte; recording a current peak value of a current signal flowing through the article; removing the voltage provided to the article when the current signal falls to a determined first current value after passing the current peak value; refreshing the electrolyte; providing the determined electrode potential again for a determined time and determining whether the current signal is less than a determined second current value during the determined time, if not, goes back to the refreshing step; and if yes, the process ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Wenlong Xu, Yinga Wu, Dengji Hu, Huiyu Xu, Bin Wei, Lawrence Bernard Kool, Zhixue Peng, Thomas Edward Mantkowski, Mark Kevin Meyer
  • Patent number: 8857055
    Abstract: A process is provided for forming shaped air holes, such as for use in turbine blades. Aspects of the disclosure relate to forming shaped portions of air holes using a short pulse laser, forming a metered hole corresponding to each shaped portion, and separately finishing the shaped portion using a short-pulse laser. In other embodiments, the order of these operations may be varied, such as to form the shaped portions and to finish the shaped portions using the short-pulse laser prior to forming the corresponding metered holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bin Wei, Jon Conrad Schaeffer, Ronald Scott Bunker, Wenwu Zhang, Kathleen Blanche Morey, Jane Marie Lipkin, Benjamin Paul Lacy, Wilbur Douglas Scheidt
  • Patent number: 8778147
    Abstract: An electrochemical machining process for forming a non-circular hole from a substantially circular hole within a workpiece using an electrode. The electrode is made of an electrically conductive material and has insulated areas in which the electrically conductive material is coated with an insulating material, and exposed areas of metal or conductive material. The insulated areas and exposed areas extending in rows substantially along a longitudinal axis of the electrode. The electrode is first positioned in a substantially circular hole. An electric current is then applied to the electrode to electrochemically remove a predetermined amount of material from the substantially circular hole to form a non-circular hole. A variety of different non-circular shapes are achievable using the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bin Wei, Ronald Scott Bunker
  • Publication number: 20140195682
    Abstract: A method, server and computer storage medium for logging in, the method includes: receiving a login request including user's identification; assigning a body identification corresponding to the user's identification according to the login request, and generating a success login message that includes the body identification; returning the success login message including the body identification. The method distributes a corresponding body identification after receiving a login request that includes user's identifications, then returns a success login message containing the body identification to the client. When a same user's identification logs in different terminal clients, corresponding body identifications are distributed to every client, thereby the same user's identification can log in different terminal clients simultaneously without forcing other user's identifications which have logged in other terminals to be logged out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Dingjia CHEN, Bin Wei, Donghai Yu, Jianyou Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140174801
    Abstract: A conductive ink comprises nanosilver particles, and adhesion promoters, in which no binders, such as polymers or resins, are used in the compositions. In one embodiment the adhesion promoters are oxydianiline and 4,4-(1,3-phenylenedioxy)dianiline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: HENKEL IP & HOLDING GMBH
    Inventors: Bin Wei, Allison Yue Xiao
  • Publication number: 20140178601
    Abstract: A method for making a conductive network of sintered silver comprises preparing a conductive ink comprising a silver compound and a binder; depositing the conductive ink on a substrate and applying an external energy source to the deposited conductive ink to dry the ink; and applying an external energy source to the dried ink to decompose the ink to elemental silver and to sinter the elemental silver into a conductive network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Bin Wei, Xiaoyan Huang, Allison Yue Xiao
  • Patent number: 8746093
    Abstract: A crank-type non-beam pumping unit, including a belt, a foundation, a crown sheave, a frame, a support rod, a belt pulley, a pin shaft, a crank, a transmission shaft, and a bracket. The bottom of the frame is disposed on the foundation, and the top of the frame is supported by the support rod. The top of the support rod is hinge connected to the frame, and the bottom of the support rod is hinge connected to the foundation. The bracket is disposed on the foundation, the transmission shaft is disposed on the bracket, and the crank is disposed on the transmission shaft. The crank rotates synchronously with the transmission shaft, and the belt pulley is disposed on one end of the crank via the pin shaft. One end of the belt bypasses the crown sheave, and is connected to a smooth sucker rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignees: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, Oil Production Technology Research Institute of Shengli Oilfield Branch of China Petroleum Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Minxuan Wang, Jianli Xu, Zhengquan Cheng, Bin Wei, Zhonghui Zhang, Bingsheng Liu, Guangqi Gao, Yan Luo, Zejun Zhu
  • Patent number: 8739404
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to the use and manufacture of cooling features within a component used in a hot gas path, such as within a turbine. In one embodiment, channels are formed within an external surface of the component and filled with a removable material. The external surface and channels may then be coated with one or more layers, such as a structural layer and/or top coat. The removable material may then be removed to leave the channels free of the removable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ronald Scott Bunker, Bin Wei, Ann Melinda Ritter, Don Mark Lipkin, Raul Basilio Rebak, Lawrence Bernard Kool, Dennis Michael Gray
  • Publication number: 20140142848
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing at least one information feed are disclosed. For example, the method receives at least one content via at least one automated feed. The method associates the at least one content to one or more geographical locations on a map, wherein the one or more geographical locations are determined from the at least one content. The method then presents an access to the at least one content to a user via the map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Yih-Farn Chen, Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio, David Gibbon, Rittwik Jana, Serban Jora, Bernard S. Renger, Bin Wei
  • Publication number: 20140089517
    Abstract: A layered syndicated feed or content is provided having layers defined according to a media type (e.g., text, graphic, audio, or video) wherein each layer has a plurality of levels such that each level provides either inclusive or exclusive content of the layer's media type in varying degrees of detail or depth. Furthermore, a system is provided for requesting and storing user and mobile device profiles indicative of the syndicated content layers and levels that the user is interested in receiving and that the user's mobile device is capable of receiving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Bin Wei, Yih-Farn Chen, Rittwick Jana, Serban Jora, Bernard S. Renger
  • Patent number: 8669867
    Abstract: A multi-function printer (MFP) and an alarm method thereof are provided. The provided method includes determining whether the MFP has accomplished printing a document; and when the MFP has accomplished printing the document, determining whether to produce an alarm message to an electronic device corresponding to the document in response to a comparison result between an input speech and a database. Thus, in response to the generation of the alarm message, not only to warn a user who forgot to take away the printed document, but also further to indicate the location of the printed document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Kinpo Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Shu-Bin Wei