Patents by Inventor Chen Zhu

Chen Zhu 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: 9471440
    Abstract: Saving database storage space includes receiving, using a processor, one or more properties associated with a newly released commodity input at a front-end server; determining whether the one or more properties of the newly released commodity match a standard property unit (SPU), wherein the SPU includes a plurality of properties common to at least two commodities of which data is stored at a back-end server; and in the event that the one or more properties of the newly released commodity match the SPU, storing data associated with binding the newly released commodity with the matching SPU at the back-end server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Xu Qiang Yue, Chen Zhu, Ke Jin, Hu Wei, Jing Feng Luo, Ling Cao
  • Patent number: 9390189
    Abstract: Providing object information on the Internet includes configuring a plurality of front-end categories for a plurality of network objects and a plurality of screening conditions for screening the plurality of network objects, where each of the plurality of screening conditions uniquely corresponding to a respective one of the plurality of the front-end categories. Providing object information further includes receiving object information pertaining to a network object, the object information including a screening condition for the network object; storing the object information in a back-end category, determining a front-end category to which the network object belongs, according to the screening condition and storing correlation information of the object and the front-end category, wherein the back-end category is separate from and different than the front-end category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Ping Wang, Xu Qiang Yue, Chen Zhu, Gan Wu, Wei Wen Hua, Jia Wang
  • Patent number: 9346876
    Abstract: The invention relates to isolated polypeptides and nucleic acids encoding polypeptides which comprise a tim-3 IgV domain and a tim-3 intracellular domain, wherein the polypeptides do not comprise a tim-3 mucin domain or a tim-3 transmembrane domain. In addition, the invention relates to methods of modulating immune responses in a subject, comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of an agent that modulates tim-3 activity. Immune responses include, but are not limited to, immune tolerance, transplantation tolerance, Th1 responses and Th2 responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignees: The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay K. Kuchroo, Terry Barton Strom, Eugene K. Cha, Sumone Chakravarti, Catherine Anne Sabatos-Peyton, Chen Zhu, Xin Xiao Zheng, Alberto Sanchez-Fueyo
  • Publication number: 20160092574
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for updating and searching a graphic code are disclosed. The apparatus receives a graphic query request carrying a graphic code to be searched. If no product information corresponding to the graphic code is found in the graphic code database, the apparatus searches for a recommended keyword corresponding to the graphic code; if a recommended keyword is found, the apparatus returns the recommended keyword, and if not found, returns a search box. The apparatus then receives a search request carrying a search keyword, and, if the search keyword is determined to be inconsistent with the recommended keyword corresponding to the graphic code, makes the search keyword a new recommended keyword of the graphic code, and adds the new recommended keyword to the graphic code database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventor: Chen Zhu
  • Patent number: 9239863
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for updating and searching a graphic code are disclosed. The apparatus receives a graphic query request carrying a graphic code to be searched. If no product information corresponding to the graphic code is found in the graphic code database, the apparatus searches for a recommended keyword corresponding to the graphic code; if a recommended keyword is found, the apparatus returns the recommended keyword, and if not found, returns a search box. The apparatus then receives a search request carrying a search keyword, and, if the search keyword is determined to be inconsistent with the recommended keyword corresponding to the graphic code, makes the search keyword a new recommended keyword of the graphic code, and adds the new recommended keyword to the graphic code database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Chen Zhu
  • Publication number: 20150284459
    Abstract: Described herein are novel compositions comprising IL-27 or NFIL-3 modulators (i.e., inhibitors or activators), and methods using these agents for targeting cells, such as functionally exhausted or unresponsive immune cells, and modulating TIM-3 activity or expression. These compositions, methods, and uses are useful for the treatment of chronic immune conditions, such as persistent infections, cancer, and autoimmune diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Vijay K. Kuchroo, Chen Zhu, Ana Carrizosa Anderson
  • Publication number: 20150225457
    Abstract: Described herein are compositions and methods for the modulation of T-cell tolerance, which can be upregulated or down regulated by concurrent enhancement or inhibition of CEACAM1/TIM3 interactions. As described herein, the discovery that CEACAM1 is a direct ligand of TIM3 and vice versa has been shown in cis and in trans. In addition, as demonstrated herein, CEACAM1 and TIM3 are co-regulated during the course of T-cell activation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Blumberg, Vijay K. Kuchroo, Yu-Hwa Huang, Chen Zhu, Ana C. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20150215524
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method and an apparatus for varying a focal length of a camera device, and a camera device capable of varying a focal length thereof. The method includes: obtaining a position where one finger of a user touches a touch screen of the camera device; obtaining an image zooming multiple according to a distance and a direction that the finger of the user slides on the touch screen of the camera device; and zooming, according to the image zooming multiple and by using the position on the touch screen of the camera device where the finger of the user touches the touch screen of the camera device as a center, an image currently taken by the camera device, so as to vary a focal length of the camera device. The apparatus includes: a first obtaining module, a second obtaining module, and a zooming module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: CHEN ZHU, CHENG WANG, CHENG LI
  • Publication number: 20150142814
    Abstract: Providing object information on the Internet includes configuring a plurality of front-end categories for a plurality of network objects and a plurality of screening conditions for screening the plurality of network objects, where each of the plurality of screening conditions uniquely corresponding to a respective one of the plurality of the front-end categories. Providing object information further includes receiving object information pertaining to a network object, the object information including a screening condition for the network object; storing the object information in a back-end category, determining a front-end category to which the network object belongs, according to the screening condition and storing correlation information of the object and the front-end category, wherein the back-end category is separate from and different than the front-end category.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Ping Wang, Xu Qiang Yue, Chen Zhu, Gan Wu, Wei Wen Hua, Jia Wang
  • Patent number: 8903821
    Abstract: Providing object information on the Internet includes configuring a plurality of front-end categories for a plurality of network objects and a plurality of screening conditions for screening the plurality of network objects, where each of the plurality of screening conditions uniquely corresponding to a respective one of the plurality of the front-end categories. Providing object information further includes receiving object information pertaining to a network object, the object information including a screening condition for the network object; storing the object information in a back-end category, determining a front-end category to which the network object belongs, according to the screening condition and storing correlation information of the object and the front-end category, wherein the back-end category is separate from and different than the front-end category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Ping Wang, Xu Qiang Yue, Chen Zhu, Gan Wu, Wei Wen Hua, Jia Wang
  • Publication number: 20140348842
    Abstract: The invention relates to isolated polypeptides and nucleic acids encoding polypeptides which comprise a tim-3 IgV domain and a tim-3 intracellular domain, wherein the polypeptides do not comprise a tim-3 mucin domain or a tim-3 transmembrane domain. In addition, the invention relates to methods of modulating immune responses in a subject, comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of an agent that modulates tim-3 activity. Immune responses include, but are not limited to, immune tolerance, transplantation tolerance, Th1 responses and Th2 responses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicants: The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay K. Kuchroo, Terry Strom, Eugene K. Cha, Sumone Chakravarti, Catherine Sabatos, Chen Zhu, Xin Xiao Zheng, Alberto Sanchez-Fueyo
  • Publication number: 20140324784
    Abstract: Saving database storage space includes receiving, using a processor, one or more properties associated with a newly released commodity input at a front-end server; determining whether the one or more properties of the newly released commodity match a standard property unit (SPU), wherein the SPU includes a plurality of properties common to at least two commodities of which data is stored at a back-end server; and in the event that the one or more properties of the newly released commodity match the SPU, storing data associated with binding the newly released commodity with the matching SPU at the back-end server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Xu Qiang Yue, Chen Zhu, Ke Jin, Hu Wei, Jing Feng Luo, Ling Cao
  • Patent number: 8751458
    Abstract: Saving database storage space includes receiving, using a processor, one or more properties associated with a newly released commodity input at a front-end server; determining whether the one or more properties of the newly released commodity match a standard property unit (SPU), wherein the SPU includes a plurality of properties common to at least two commodities of which data is stored at a back-end server; and in the event that the one or more properties of the newly released commodity match the SPU, storing data associated with binding the newly released commodity with the matching SPU at the back-end server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Xu Qiang Yue, Chen Zhu, Ke Jin, Hu Wei, Jing Feng Luo, Ling Cao
  • Publication number: 20140089340
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for updating and searching a graphic code are disclosed. The apparatus receives a graphic query request carrying a graphic code to be searched. If no product information corresponding to the graphic code is found in the graphic code database, the apparatus searches for a recommended keyword corresponding to the graphic code; if a recommended keyword is found, the apparatus returns the recommended keyword, and if not found, returns a search box. The apparatus then receives a search request carrying a search keyword, and, if the search keyword is determined to be inconsistent with the recommended keyword corresponding to the graphic code, makes the search keyword a new recommended keyword of the graphic code, and adds the new recommended keyword to the graphic code database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Chen Zhu
  • Patent number: 8329660
    Abstract: The invention relates to isolated polypeptides and nucleic acids encoding polypeptides which comprise a tim-3 IgV domain and a tim-3 intracellular domain, wherein the polypeptides do not comprise a tim-3 mucin domain or a tim-3 transmembrane domain. In addition, the invention relates to methods of modulating immune responses in a subject, comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of an agent that modulates tim-3 activity. Immune responses include, but are not limited to, immune tolerance, transplantation tolerance, Th1 responses and Th2 responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignees: The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay K. Kuchroo, Terry Strom, Eugene K. Cha, Sumone Chakravarti, Catherine Sabatos, Chen Zhu, Xin Xiao Zheng, Alberto Sanchez-Fueyo
  • Publication number: 20120166160
    Abstract: A block model constructing method for complex geological structures is provided. The method comprises the following steps: a) making a triangle mesh description of a layer plane or a fault plane; b) judging whether two triangles intersect, and finding out the intersection points if they intersect; c) performing a geometric consistency and topological consistency processing within every intersectant triangle; d) extracting an enclosing block to acquire an interface constituted of peripheral edges of the enclosing block, and defining a geological attribute of the enclosing block to form a three-dimensional model block. The method needs not to solve difficult equation sets with large computation, thus simplifying the constructing method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: China National Petroleum Corporation
    Inventors: Zhengxi Tao, Cai Lu, Hong Liu, Chen Zhu, Longjiang Jing, Zhen Li
  • Publication number: 20120124004
    Abstract: Saving database storage space includes receiving, using a processor, one or more properties associated with a newly released commodity input at a front-end server; determining whether the one or more properties of the newly released commodity match a standard property unit (SPU), wherein the SPU includes a plurality of properties common to at least two commodities of which data is stored at a back-end server; and in the event that the one or more properties of the newly released commodity match the SPU, storing data associated with binding the newly released commodity with the matching SPU at the back-end server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventors: Xu Qiang Yue, Chen Zhu, Ke Jin, Hu Wei, Jing Feng Luo, Ling Cao
  • Patent number: 8162525
    Abstract: A light guide plate and a display apparatus are disclosed. The light guide plate comprises a first portion and a second portion. The first portion includes a light output surface. The second portion is formed on one end of the first portion to guide light into the first portion, wherein the second portion includes a light input surface adjacent to at least one light source, a first reflection surface and a second reflection surface adjacent to the first reflection surface, and the light input surface and the light output surface are substantially in the form of an L-shape. The light guide plate is applicable to the display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignees: AU Optronics (Suzhou) Corp, AU Optronics Corp
    Inventors: Liang Shen, Guan-chen Zhu, Dong-mei Pan
  • Patent number: 8126850
    Abstract: Saving database storage space includes extracting a standard property unit from a database of commodity information and including the SPU in a SPU library, generating a sequence document of the standard property unit and sending the sequence document to a front-end device, determining whether a newly released commodity matches the standard property unit of the sequence document of the standard property unit and in the event that the newly released commodity matches the standard property unit of the sequence document, binding the new released commodity and the matched standard property unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Xu Qiang Yue, Chen Zhu, Ke Jin, Hu Wei, Jing Feng Luo, Ling Cao
  • Publication number: 20110277886
    Abstract: A nitrided steel product or thin cast steel strip comprising, by weight, less than 0.25% carbon, between 0.20 and 2.0% manganese, between 0.05 and 0.50% silicon, less than 0.01% aluminum, niobium between 0.01 and about 0.20%, and between 0.01 and 0.075% nitrogen, and having a majority of the microstructure comprised of bainite and acicular ferrite, having more than 70% niobium in solid solution prior to nitriding and having yield strength between 650 MPa and 800 MPa and tensile strength between 750 MPa and 900 MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: NUCOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuxuan Xie, Chen Zhu, Julie M. Cairney, Simon P. Ringer, Chris R. Killmore, Frank Barbaro, Jim Williams