Patents by Inventor Cuong Nguyen

Cuong Nguyen 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: 10384356
    Abstract: One aspect of the robotic surgery system according to the invention relates to a robot assembly comprising at least one robot and an instrument assembly comprising at least one instrument that is guided by said robot assembly. Said instrument assembly comprises at least one instrument housing having at least one drive unit housing part containing a cavity designed to hold the drive unit, said drive unit housing part having a seal for the sterile sealing of an insertion opening of the cavity in addition to a dynamic sterile barrier which delimits the cavity in a sterile manner and across which the drive train arrangement can be actuated; and/or the drive unit is offset laterally in relation to a longitudinal axis of the instrument shaft towards a connection between the instrument housing and the robot assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: KUKA Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Lohmeier, Cuong Nguyen-Xuan, Thomas Neff, Wolfgang Schober
  • Publication number: 20190249580
    Abstract: An object is to provide a muffling apparatus that can sufficiently reduce noise including a plurality of frequencies, can save space, can easily adjust a frequency to be muffled, and can suppress an increase in the air-flow resistance in a suction passage. A muffling apparatus includes a resonator main body having a predetermined volume, and a communication tube that allows the resonator main body to communicate with a suction passage of an internal combustion engine, wherein the resonator main body includes two or more branch resonant chambers that are branched from the communication tube, and the communication tube includes a connection port connected to the suction passage, and a branch pipe branched to each of the two or more branch resonant chambers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: ROKI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Cuong NGUYEN HUNG
  • Patent number: 10293498
    Abstract: A robotic surgery system includes a robot assembly comprising at least one robot and an instrument assembly comprising at least one instrument that is guided by the robot assembly. The instrument assembly includes at least one instrument housing having at least one drive unit housing part containing a cavity designed to hold the drive unit. The drive unit housing part includes a seal for the sterile sealing of an insertion opening of the cavity in addition to a dynamic sterile barrier which delimits the cavity in a sterile manner and across which the drive train arrangement can be actuated. The drive unit is offset laterally in relation to a longitudinal axis of the instrument shaft towards a connection between the instrument housing and the robot assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KUKA Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Lohmeier, Cuong Nguyen-Xuan, Wolfgang Schober
  • Patent number: 10293497
    Abstract: One aspect of the robotic surgery system according to the invention relates to a robot assembly comprising at least one robot and an instrument assembly comprising at least one instrument that is guided by said robot assembly. Said instrument assembly comprises at least one instrument housing having at least one drive unit housing part containing a cavity designed to hold the drive unit, said drive unit housing part having a seal for the sterile sealing of an insertion opening of the cavity in addition to a dynamic sterile barrier which delimits the cavity in a sterile manner and across which the drive train arrangement can be actuated; and/or the drive unit is offset laterally in relation to a longitudinal axis of the instrument shaft towards a connection between the instrument housing and the robot assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KUKA Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Lohmeier, Cuong Nguyen-Xuan
  • Patent number: 10265869
    Abstract: An instrument assembly for a surgical robot system having at least one robot assembly includes at least one instrument having an instrument shaft configured for partial insertion into a patient and an instrument interface configured to attach the instrument to the robot assembly. The instrument assembly further includes a drive unit that actuates at least one degree of freedom of the instrument shaft. The drive unit includes a drive part with at least one drive and an electronic part. A manual operating unit is selectively replaceable with the drive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: KUKA DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Lohmeier, Cuong Nguyen-Xuan, Thomas Neff, Wolfgang Schober
  • Publication number: 20190106322
    Abstract: Sensor packages and methods of assembling sensor packages are provided. A preferred embodiment comprises: a ceramic base comprised of a platform and walls that extend up from the platform around the periphery of the platform to form a cavity; a sensor mounted to the ceramic base; a circuit board mounted down into the cavity wherein the circuit board has a hole through the board that aligns with the sensor such that the sensor is exposed to a top side of the circuit board through the hole; a plurality of electrical connections between the sensor and the circuit board; a plurality of electrical pins mounted to the circuit board and extending up above the walls of the ceramic base; and a cap mounted down into the cavity over the top of the circuit board, the cap including a window that allows the electrical pins to pass through the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: DANNY (DUY) DO, KEVIN (CUONG) NGUYEN, YING CHEN, JITENDRA PATIL
  • Patent number: 10246320
    Abstract: Sensor packages and methods of assembling a sensor in a sensor package are provided. A preferred embodiment comprises: a base including a sensor coupled to the base wherein the base has at least one electrical connection location and a first mechanical mating interface in the shape of an arc; an electronics package with at least one electrical connection location; and a ring coupled between the base and the electronics package wherein the ring electrically connects the at least one electrical connection location on the base and the at least one electrical connection location on the electronics package and wherein the base has a second mechanical mating interface in the shape of an arc that is reciprocal to the first mating interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: DUNAN SENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Danny (Duy) Do, Tom Nguyen, Kevin Cuong Nguyen, Claudio Martinez
  • Publication number: 20180301698
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel and inexpensive compositions including carboxylic acids as an efficient surface-modifying agent for a silicon-based electrode, useful in constructing a novel lithium ion secondary battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Brett L. LUCHT, Cao Cuong NGUYEN, K.W.D.K. CHANDRASIRI, Daniel SEO
  • Publication number: 20180252383
    Abstract: A heat sink device for a motor vehicle lighting module made of stamped aluminum and ensures good thermal conductivity. The arrangement of the cooling fins of the device is such that the device is able to be installed in various orientations, while at the same time ensuring good dissipation of the heat produced by a printed circuit board attached to the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Eric STEFURA, Olivier-Sebastien LESAFFRE, Huy-Cuong NGUYEN, Olivier BADIA, Erwan LE-DEVEHAT, Eddie SAUSSET
  • Publication number: 20180254197
    Abstract: A method of encapsulating a substrate is disclosed, in which the substrate has at least the following layers: a CMOS device layer, a layer of first semiconductor material different to silicon, and a layer of second semiconductor material, the layer of first semiconductor material arranged intermediate the CMOS device layer and the layer of second semiconductor material. The method comprises: (i) circumferentially removing a portion of the substrate at the edges; and (ii) depositing a dielectric material on the substrate to replace the portion removed at step (i) for encapsulating at least the CMOS device layer and the layer of first semiconductor material. A related substrate is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicants: Nanyang Technological University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Kwang Hong Lee, Eng Kian Kenneth Lee, Chuan Seng Tan, Eugene A. Fitzgerald, Viet Cuong Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10033663
    Abstract: A network switch includes a plurality of internal ports, a plurality of external ports, an event handler, an action engine, and an event processor. The event handler detects an event and, in response, assembles a construct that includes event parameters. The action engine uses the construct to generate an event syntax. The event processor executes the event syntax to automatically configure the communication between the plurality of internal ports and the plurality of external ports. A first event may include the connection of a cable to a first external port and result in each of the plurality of internal ports communicating with the first external port. A second event may include the connection of a cable to a second external port and result in a first subset of internal ports communicating with the first external port and a second subset of internal ports communicating with the second external port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Cuong Nguyen, Rabah S. Hamdi, Saikrishna M. Kotha
  • Publication number: 20180178188
    Abstract: A box style steam methane reformer has plural sections, with each section having walls forming an interior cavity and open ends that communicate with the interior cavity. Each section has a feedstock supply pipe and a fuel supply pipe located along the top wall, as well as a syngas collection pipe and a flue gas collection duct located outside of the bottom wall. The pipes and ducts have ends that are aligned with each other to allow the sections to be assembled together. Burners are located in the interior cavity and are connected to the fuel supply pipe. Reactor tubes extend through the interior cavity. The bottom ends are supported by the syngas collection pipe and the top ends are spring supported to allow for expansion and contraction. Refractory members are located in the interior cavity and across a slot leading to the flue gas collection dust. The spacing between the refractory members varies to control the flow of flue gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: TOM BROWN, Greg Carr, Cuong Nguyen, Michael O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20180142652
    Abstract: There is provided a muffling apparatus capable of sufficiently reducing noise, achieving space saving, and suppressing an increase in air-flow resistance in a suction passage. In a muffling apparatus including a resonator main body having a predetermined volume and a communication tube that allows the resonator main body to communicate with a suction passage of an internal combustion engine, the communication tube includes a first communication tube having one end that communicates with the suction passage, a second communication tube having one end that communicates with the resonator main body, and a continuous section that communicates with other ends of the first and second communication tubes, and a third communication tube is formed at the continuous section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: ROKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cuong NGUYEN HUNG, Shuhei SEI
  • Publication number: 20180121069
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods that enable simultaneous viewing and editing of audio-visual content within a virtual-reality environment (i.e., while wearing a virtual-reality device). For example, the virtual-reality editing system allows for editing of audio-visual content while viewing the audio-visual content via a virtual-reality device. In particular, the virtual-reality editing system provides an editing interface over a display of audio-visual content provided via a virtual-reality device (e.g., a virtual-reality headset) that allows for editing of the audio-visual content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen DiVerdi, Aaron Hertzmann, Cuong Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9921041
    Abstract: An initiator system includes a firing pin and a piezoelectric-based energy harvester that generates and stores electric energy when impacted by the firing pin. The electric energy is independently available at a first output and second output of the energy harvester. An electronic time delay is coupled to the second output for generation of an electric trigger signal using the electric energy available at the second output. The electric trigger signal is generated at a selected period of time after the electric energy is available at the second output. An initiation-energy generator is coupled to the first output for the storage of electric energy available thereof. The initiation-energy generator is also coupled to the electronic time delay to receive the electric trigger signal, and uses stored electric energy to generate an initiation explosion when the electric trigger signal is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Thinh Hoang, Khoa Nguyen, Cuong Nguyen, Troy Caruso
  • Patent number: 9923978
    Abstract: A network switch includes a service registration database and a service discovery engine that is coupled to the service registration database. The service discovery engine receives a first service registration over a network from a first service included on a first service device and, in response, stores the first service registration in the service registration database. The service discovery engine then receives a multicast service discovery message over the network from a target device. The service discovery message includes a service identification. The service discovery engine then determines that the service identification is associated with the first service registration stored in the service registration database and, in response, sends a unicast service communication message over the network to the target device. The service communication message includes communication information for the first service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Cuong Nguyen, Charles T. Perusse, Jr., Jon Robert Hass
  • Publication number: 20180029877
    Abstract: Sensor packages and methods of assembling a sensor in a sensor package are provided. A preferred embodiment comprises: a base including a sensor coupled to the base wherein the base has at least one electrical connection location and a first mechanical mating interface in the shape of an arc; an electronics package with at least one electrical connection location; and a ring coupled between the base and the electronics package wherein the ring electrically connects the at least one electrical connection location on the base and the at least one electrical connection location on the electronics package and wherein the base has a second mechanical mating interface in the shape of an arc that is reciprocal to the first mating interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Danny (Duy) Do, Tom Nguyen, Kevin Cuong Nguyen, Claudio Martinez
  • Publication number: 20170313438
    Abstract: System for reducing likelihood of an aircraft-induced lightning strike on an aircraft. The system includes a plurality of electric field sensors distributed on surfaces of the aircraft to monitor continuously the electrical environment to which the aircraft is subjected. A plurality of ion emission sources are distributed on selected aircraft surfaces, the ion emission sources adapted to emit either positive or negative ions. A computer runs an algorithm to control net charge level of the aircraft by commanding the emission of positive or negative ions from selected surfaces to retard inception of corresponding leader discharges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Manuel Martinez-Sanchez, Carmen Guerra-Garcia, Ngoc Cuong Nguyen, Jaime Peraire, Theodore Mouratidis
  • Patent number: 9767412
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to determine “don't care” variables in programming code. The method comprises obtaining an SMT formula having a plurality of SMT variables from programming code; obtaining a simplified SMT formula from the SMT formula, the simplified SMT formula includes a plurality of simplified SMT variables; obtaining an SAT formula from the simplified SMT formula, the SAT formula includes a plurality of SAT variables; determining which of the plurality of the SMT variables are “don't care” variables from the simplified SMT formula; and determining which of the plurality of the SMT variables are “don't care” variables from the simplified SAT formula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yoshida, Cuong Nguyen, Indradeep Ghosh
  • Publication number: 20170165601
    Abstract: A filter element for a filter for filtration of a fluid is insertable along an insertion direction into the filter. The filter element is provided with a filter medium to be flowed through along a main flow direction. The filter element has a clean side and a raw side. A sealing surface surrounds the filter medium, wherein the sealing surface, interacting with a filter housing of the filter when the filter element is in an installed state in the filter housing, separates the clean side from the raw side. A support edge exerts a force on the sealing surface by interacting with the filter housing of the filter when the filter element is in the installed state in the filter housing. The sealing surface and the support edge are positioned at an acute angle relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Martin Wuebbeling, Duc Cuong Nguyen, Beate Brandt, Karlheinz Muenkel