Patents by Inventor Brian Lu

Brian Lu 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: 10789214
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a computer program product, a system and a method for providing access to storage resources by receiving a user selection of one or more of a plurality of source storage resources; establishing corresponding backup storage resources for the selected one or more source storage resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Yifeng Lu, Yuanyang Wu, Brian Tianfang Xiong, Luna Yue Kuang, Alex Minghui Zhang
  • Publication number: 20200297726
    Abstract: Provided are novel pyrimidine dione compounds and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, that are useful for the treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and conditions associated with left ventricular hypertrophy or diastolic dysfunction. The synthesis and characterization of the compounds and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, are described, as well as methods for treating HCM and other forms of heart disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Johan Oslob, Robert Anderson, Danielle Aubele, Marc Evanchik, Jonathan Charles Fox, Brian Kane, Puping Lu, Robert McDowell, Hector Rodriguez, Yonghong Song, Arvinder Sran
  • Publication number: 20200282509
    Abstract: A method of chemical mechanical polishing includes rotating a polishing pad about an axis of rotation, positioning a substrate against the polishing pad, the polishing pad having a groove that is concentric with the axis of rotation, oscillating the substrate laterally across the polishing pad such that a central portion of the substrate and an edge portion of the substrate are positioned over a polishing surface of the polishing pad for a first duration, and holding the substrate substantially laterally fixed in a position such that the central portion of the substrate is positioned over the polishing surface of the polishing pad and the edge portion of the substrate is positioned over the groove for a second duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Jimin Zhang, Jianshe Tang, Brian J. Brown, Wei Lu, Priscilla Diep
  • Patent number: 10766919
    Abstract: A class of polycyclic compounds of general formula (I), of general formula (I?), or of general formula (I?), wherein Base1, Base2, Y, Ya, Xa, Xa1, Xb, Xb1, Xc, Xc1, Xd, Xd1, R1, R1a, R2, R2a, R3, R4, R4a, R5, R6, R6a, R7, R7a, R8, and R8a are defined herein, that may be useful as inductors of type I interferon production, specifically as STING active agents, are provided. Also provided are processes for the synthesis and use of compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Michael D. Altman, Brian Andresen, Wonsuk Chang, Matthew Lloyd Childers, Jared N. Cumming, Andrew Marc Haidle, Timothy J. Henderson, James P. Jewell, Rui Liang, Jongwon Lim, Hong Liu, Min Lu, Alan B. Northrup, Ryan D. Otte, Tony Siu, Benjamin Wesley Trotter, Quang T. Truong, Shawn P. Walsh, Kake Zhao
  • Publication number: 20200253964
    Abstract: Provided herein is 4-(4-(4-(((2-(2,6-dioxopiperidin-3-yl)-1-oxoisoindolin-4-yl)oxy)methyl)benzyl)piperazin-1-yl)-3-fluorobenzonitrile, or an enantiomer, a mixture of enantiomers, a tautomer, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and methods for treating, preventing or managing multiple myeloma using such compounds. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds, and methods of use of the compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew D. Alexander, Gerald D. Artman, III, Gordon L. Bray, James Carmichael, Soraya Carrancio, Brian E. Cathers, Matthew D. Correa, Joshua Hansen, Courtney G. Havens, Timothy S. Kercher, Antonia Lopez-Girona, Xiaoling Lu, Hon-Wah Man, Mark A. Nagy, Rama K. Narla, Joseph R. Piccotti, Daniel W. Pierce, Paula A. Tavares-Greco, Brandon W. Whitefield, Lilly L. Wong, Nanfei Zou
  • Patent number: 10740730
    Abstract: Various implementations described herein are directed to a method for managing a workflow for an oilfield operation. The method may include receiving a request to perform the task workflow. The method may also include loading an adapted task workflow based on historical information. The method may further include receiving an input pertaining to one or more tasks of the adapted task workflow. In addition, the method may include determining whether the one or more tasks have been completed based on the received input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Arturo E. Altamirano, Brian Goddard, Yang Chen, Chuanqing Lu, Hubertus V. Thomeer
  • Patent number: 10738332
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a genetically engineered yeast capable of manufacturing a fermentation product using sucrose as a fermentation substrate, and fermentation processes using such a yeast. In some embodiments, the fermentation product is ethanol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: CARGILL, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Peter Alan Jauert, Genfeng Lu, Gregory M. Poynter, Brian J. Rush
  • Patent number: 10738074
    Abstract: A class of polycyclic compounds of general formula (II), of general formula (II?), or of general formula (II?), wherein Base1, Base2, Y, Ya, Xa, Xa1, Xb, Xb1, Xc, Xc1, Xd, Xd1, R1, R1a, R2, R2a, R3a, R4, R4a, R5, R6, R6a, R7, R7a, R8, and R8a are defined herein, that may be useful as inductors of type I interferon production, specifically as STING active agents, are provided. Also provided are processes for the synthesis and use of compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Michael D. Altman, Brian Andresen, Wonsuk Chang, Matthew Lloyd Childers, Jared N. Cumming, Andrew Marc Haidle, Timothy J. Henderson, James P. Jewell, Min Lu, Alan B. Northrup, Ryan D. Otte, Tony Siu, Benjamin Wesley Trotter, Quang T. Truong
  • Publication number: 20200246545
    Abstract: Self-righting articles, such as self-righting capsules for administration to a subject, are generally provided. In some embodiments, the self-righting article may be configured such that the article may orient itself relative to a surface (e.g., a surface of a tissue of a subject). The self-righting articles described herein may comprise one or more tissue engaging surfaces configured to engage (e.g., interface with, inject into, anchor) with a surface (e.g., a surface of a tissue of a subject). In some embodiments, the self-righting article may have a particular shape and/or distribution of density (or mass) which, for example, enables the self-righting behavior of the article. In some embodiments, the self-righting article may comprise a tissue interfacing component and/or a pharmaceutical agent (e.g., for delivery of the active pharmaceutical agent to a location internal of the subject) such as a liquid pharmaceutical agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicants: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Brigham and Women's Hospital Inc., Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Robert S. Langer, Carlo Giovanni Traverso, Alex G. Abramson, Morten Revsgaard Frederiksen, Mikkel Oliver Jespersen, Brian Mouridsen, Jesper Windum, Mette Poulsen, Brian Jensen, Jorrit Jeroen Water, Mikkel Wennemoes Hvitfeld Ley, Xiaoya Lu
  • Publication number: 20200243677
    Abstract: A method to fabricate a three dimensional memory structure may include creating a stack of layers including a conductive source layer, a first insulating layer, a select gate source layer, and a second insulating layer, and an array stack. A hole through the stack of layers may then be created using the conductive source layer as a stop-etch layer. The source material may have an etch rate no faster than 33% as fast as an etch rate of the insulating material for the etch process used to create the hole. A pillar of semiconductor material may then fill the hole, so that the pillar of semiconductor material is in electrical contact with the conductive source layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhenyu Lu, Hongbin Zhu, Gordon A. Haller, Roger W. Lindsay, Andrew Bicksler, Brian J. Cleereman, Minsoo Lee
  • Publication number: 20200233135
    Abstract: An optical system comprises a lightguide having an elongated recess formed therein. The recess divides the lightguide into a first lightguide section a second larger lightguide section. Light extractors are disposed in the second, but not the first, lightguide section for extracting light that would otherwise propagate within and along the second lightguide section via total internal reflection (TIR). The depth of the recess varies along its length. The inclusion of a recess having a depth that varies along its length provides design flexibility in the number and location of light source(s) used by the optical system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Tao Liu, Yongshang Lu, David C. Mercord, Brian W. Ostlie
  • Publication number: 20200233268
    Abstract: Optical constructions are disclosed. A disclosed optical construction includes a reflective polarizer layer, and an optical film that is disposed on the reflective polarizer layer. The optical film has an optical haze that is not less than about 50%. Substantial portions of each two neighboring major surfaces in the optical construction are in physical contact with each other. The optical construction has an axial luminance gain that is not less than about 1.2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Encai HAO, Fei LU, William Blake KOLB, Brian W. OSTLIE, Adam D. HAAG, Michael Benton FREE, William D. COGGIO, Michael L. STEINER, Soemantri WIDAGDO, Kui CHEN-HO, Lan H. LIU, Robert F. KAMRATH, Scott M. TAPIO, John A. WHEATLEY, Charles D. HOYLE, Michael F. WEBER
  • Publication number: 20200226221
    Abstract: A method and system for optimizing structural parameters of an electromagnetic device is described that includes performing operations. The operations include performing a time-forward simulation of a field response in a simulated environment describing the electromagnetic device and extracting decomposition components from the field response to compute a loss value. The operations further include backpropagating the loss value backwards in time using the decomposition components to determine an influence of changes in the structural parameters of the electromagnetic device on the loss value. The operations further include generating a revised description of the electromagnetic device by updating the structural parameters to reduce the loss value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jesse Lu, Martin Schubert, Brian Adolf
  • Patent number: 10711004
    Abstract: The invention relates to compounds of formula I: and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. In addition, the present invention relates to methods of manufacturing and methods of using the compounds of formula I as well as pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds. The compounds may be useful in treating diseases and conditions mediated by TRPA1, such as pain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: Huifen Chen, Brian Safina, Daniel Shore, Jack Terrett, Elisia Villemure, Matthew Volgraf, Stuart Ward, Aijun Lu, Robin Larouche-Gauthier, Francis Beaumier, Martin Dery, Lea Constantineau-Forget, Chantal Grand-Maitre, Luce Lepissier
  • Patent number: 10703317
    Abstract: An armrest assembly includes a body outlining a crushable space. The body includes a first deformation initiating feature, a second deformation initiating feature, a deformation propagating feature and a fracture initiating feature provided at spaced locations around the crushable space. The features function to dissipate energy in the event of a side impact and therefore force or load that might be transmitted to a motor vehicle occupant as a result of a side impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Yi Yang Tay, Linh Doan, Bhavani Thota, Li Lu, Michael Gerard Orlowsky, Brian Pietila
  • Publication number: 20200214140
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for producing meander-line polarizers. In some implementations, a meander-line polarizer includes a dielectric substrate made of a polyester polymer material and meander-line arrays formed on a surface of the dielectric substrate. Each meander-line array includes a sequence of alternating perpendicular conductive traces that are formed the surface of the dielectric substrate by applying conductive ink to the surface of the dielectric substrate using a template that defines a location and dimensions of each conductive trace of each meander-line array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Bingqian LU, Peter HOU, Taiwei YUE, Brian CLOUGH, Harry JOHNSON, John CORRIGAN
  • Patent number: 10698371
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards methods and systems for characterizing sensors and developing classifiers for sensor responses on a utility grid. Experiments are conducted by selectively varying utility grid parameters and observing the responses of utility grid to the variation. Methods and systems of this invention then associate the particular responses of the utility grid sensors with specific variations in the grid parameters, based on knowledge of the areas of space and periods of time where the variation in grid parameters may affect the sensor response. This associated data is then used to updating a model of grid response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian E. Brooks, Yang Lu, Andrew T. Tio, Gilles J. Benoit
  • Publication number: 20200203197
    Abstract: The invention discloses a semiconductor multi-station processing chamber. Each of the multiple station includes a downward concave accommodation defined by walls and receives a pedestal therein. The pedestal and the walls define a first gap. A showerhead plate mounted on an upper lid above the pedestal to define a processing region. A second gap for supply swiping gas is defined between the showerhead plate and the upper lid. An isolation member is liftable between the downward concave accommodation and the showerhead plate to optionally encircle a processing region defined by the pedestal and the showerhead plate or to retract back into the downward concave accommodation. Such that, when the isolation member surrounds and encircles the processing region, the station is able to be structurally isolated from its neighboring one station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: HUAQIANG TAN, REN ZHOU, ZHUO WANG, DEZAN YANG, GIYOUL KIM, JING LI, JUNICHI ARAMI, ZHONGWU LIU, SI SHEN, BRIAN LU, SEAN CHANG, GREGORY SIU
  • Publication number: 20200180466
    Abstract: System and method of controlling operation of a device having a rechargeable energy storage pack with a plurality of cells, based on propulsion loss assessment. A controller is configured to obtain a state of charge data and an open circuit voltage of the rechargeable energy storage pack. The controller is configured to obtain a state of charge disparity factor (dSOC) from a selected dataset. The state of charge disparity factor (dSOC) is defined as a difference between a minimum value of the state of charge and an average value of the state of charge of the plurality of cells. The controller is configured to control operation of the device based in part on the state of charge disparity factor (dSOC) and a plurality of parameters (Pi), including raising one or more of a plurality of flags each transmitting respective information to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Azeem Sarwar, Xiangxing Lu, Ciro Spigno, Ryan B. Moulliet, Jeffrey S. Piasecki, Andrew J. Cornelli, Charles W. Wampler, II, Brian J. Koch, Margaux LeBlanc, Gus Hatoum
  • Publication number: 20200159491
    Abstract: Techniques for remotely executing a secondary-device driver for generating commands for a secondary device are described herein. For instance, a secondary device (or “appliance”) may reside within an environment, along with a device to which the secondary device communicatively couples. The device may be configured to send control signals to the secondary device for causing the secondary device to perform certain operations. For instance, a user in the environment may provide, to the device, a request that the secondary device perform a certain operation. The device, which may lack some or all of a device driver associated with the secondary device, may then work with a remote service that executes the device driver for the purpose of receiving a command from the device driver and sending the command along to the secondary device. Upon receiving the command, the secondary device may perform the operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Rohan Mutagi, Michael Dale Whiteley, He Lu, Brian James Butler, Fred Torok, Willy Lew Yuk Vong, David Ross Bronaugh, Christopher Ryan Nies, Shikher Sitoke