Patents by Inventor David Zhang

David Zhang 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).

  • Publication number: 20220204359
    Abstract: Provided are methods of preparing an electrochemically active cathode material including the steps of (a) combining an alkali metal-containing layered nickel oxide having a formula A1?aNi1+aO2, wherein A comprises an alkali metal and 0<a?0.2, with an oxidant comprising a peroxydisulfate salt and/or a monopersulfate salt to form a mixture, (b) heating the mixture to form a Ni(IV) containing mixture including a Ni(IV) containing electrochemically active cathode material; (c) adding to the Ni(IV) containing mixture of step (b) a mineral acid; and (d) heating the mixture of step (c) to form an additional amount of the Ni(IV) containing electrochemically active cathode material, the Ni(IV) containing electrochemically active cathode material formed in steps (b) and (d) having a general formula AxHyNi1+aO2, wherein A comprises an alkali metal; 0.08?x<0.2; 0?y<0.3; and 0.02?a?0.2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: DURACELL U.S. OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Fan Zhang, Paul A. Christian, Jennifer A. Nelson, David L. Anglin, Paul Wildgust, Thomas Baccaro, Chaolan Hu
  • Publication number: 20220210902
    Abstract: A translatable electrode for use in a cartridge assembly for a contact start plasma arc torch including an electrode body having a longitudinal axis and including a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end including a spiral groove and a contact surface at a proximal end face shaped to electrically communicate with a cathodic element. The translatable electrode also including at least one emissive insert disposed within the distal end of the electrode body and proximate a distal end face. The translatable electrode including at least one baffle disposed between the proximal and distal end of the electrode body. The translatable electrode also including a gas flow dampening region disposed circumferentially about the distal end and adjacent the distal end face and positioned between the at least one baffle and the distal end face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Faraz Mehdi, Yu Zhang, Steven Moody, Brenda Melius, Jesse Roberts, David J. Cook
  • Patent number: 11369624
    Abstract: This invention provides for prodrug Compounds I, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and their use in treating HIV infection. wherein: X is C or N with the proviso that when X is N, R1 does not exist; W is C or N with the proviso that when W is N, R2 does not exist; V is C; E is hydrogen or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; and Y is selected from the group consisting of Also, this invention provides for intermediate Compounds II useful in making prodrug Compounds I. wherein: L and M are independently selected from the group consisting of C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl, benzyl, trialkylsilyl, -2,2,2-trichloroethoxy and 2-trimethylsilylethoxy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Yasutsugu Ueda, Timothy P. Connolly, John F. Kadow, Nicholas A. Meanwell, Tao Wang, Chung-Pin H. Chen, Kap-Sun Yeung, Zhongxing Zhang, David Kenneth Leahy, Shawn K. Pack, Nachimuthu Soundararajan, Pierre Sirard, Kathia Levesque, Dominique Thoraval
  • Patent number: 11372816
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods of accessing content items stored at a content management system by a mobile device, when the mobile device is not communicatively coupled to the content management system. The content management system can receive an indication to mark a content item (e.g., folder and the content items associated with the folder) as available to a mobile device when the mobile device is offline. The content management system can mark the content item, and any content items associated with the content item, for offline access by the mobile device and determine a synchronization schedule for the content item(s). The content management system can then initially send to the mobile device, the marked content item(s) in accordance with the synchronization schedule. While offline, the mobile device can make changes to the marked content items. The changes can be synchronized between the mobile device and content management system when the mobile device is online.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Aakash Kambuj, Vinod Valloppillil, Yufei Guo, Rodrigo Gomez Avila, Calvin Low, William R. Fraser, David Zhang
  • Publication number: 20220194839
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a sheet of glass comprises: (a) forming a vertically oriented ribbon of glass that moves downward as a function of time, the ribbon of glass having a first primary surface and a second primary surface that face in generally opposite directions and a core disposed between the first and second primary surfaces; (b) as the ribbon of glass moves downward, passing the ribbon of glass adjacent to a first raised temperature zone liquefies the first primary surface while a temperature of the core remains below a softening temperature; and (c) after the ribbon of glass moves below the first raised temperature zone, separating a sheet of glass from the ribbon of glass. Passing the ribbon of glass adjacent the first raised temperature zone reduces total thickness variation, surface roughness, and other surface defects of the ribbon of glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Douglas Dale Bressler, David Alan Deneka, Miki Eugene Kunitake, Ivan Fedorovich Melikhov, Ilia Andreyevich Nikulin, Jia Zhang
  • Publication number: 20220198557
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to systems and methods for providing personalized financing information and, more particularly, systems and methods for providing personalized financing information via a dealership website using an API associated with a financial service provider. In one embodiment, a system includes memory hardware storing instructions that configure processing hardware to receive a loan request for a buyer via a real-time API that includes at least buyer identification and financial information and information associated at least one inventory item presented on a dealership website. The system may also determine financing information comprising prospective financing terms for the at least one item based on at least the loan request. The server may also provide, to the dealership server via the real-time API, the determined financing information for presentation on the dealership website, including prospective financing terms information corresponding to each of the at least one item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Katherine FORRESTER, Nicholas Dolle, Xiaoxiang Zhang, Kurt Johnson, Jeffrey Whalen, David Gray, Shaun Webb, Maninder Suri, Ruhaab Markas
  • Publication number: 20220194047
    Abstract: A roof laminate (10) includes a roof membrane (12, 100, 200, 300) and a protective sheet (14, 114, 214, 314) removably affixed thereto. The surface (20) of the roof membrane (12, 100, 200, 300) can be protected from dirt, scratches and scrapes by a protective sheet (14, 114, 214, 314) which also provides other beneficial attributes that aid an installer. The membrane (12, 100, 200) and the sheet (14, 114, 214) are heat laminated together in the absence of adhesive and tackifiers. Alternatively, the membrane (12, 300) and the sheet (14, 314) are surface treated and then brought into contact with one another in the absence of adhesive and tackifiers. The sheet (14, 114, 214, 314)) may be single layer or include at least a first layer (30) directly secured to a second layer (32). The first layer (30) provides at least one of UV protection, anti-slip, and anti-glare to the roof laminate (10) and so aids the installer in at least one of those respects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Xuan Zhang, Brittany Walls, Brock Walker, Anil Shenoy, David French
  • Publication number: 20220196507
    Abstract: An apparatus is described. The apparatus includes a cover to enclose a junction between respective ends of first and second fluidic conduits. The first and second fluidic conduits transport a coolant fluid within an electronic system. The apparatus also includes a leak detection device to be located within a region that is enclosed by the cover when the junction is enclosed by the cover. The leak detection device is to detect a leak of the coolant fluid at the junction when the junction is enclosed by the cover. The first and second fluidic conduits extend outside the cover when the junction is enclosed by the cover. Another apparatus is also described. The other apparatus includes a leak detection device to detect a leak of coolant fluid from a specific component or junction in a liquid cooling system of an electronic system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Prabhakar SUBRAHMANYAM, Yi XIA, Ying-Feng PANG, Victor POLYANKO, Mark BIANCO, Bijoyraj SAHU, Minh T.D. LE, Carlos ALVIZO FLORES, Javier AVALOS GARCIA, Adriana LOPEZ INIGUEZ, Luz Karine SANDOVAL GRANADOS, Michael BERKTOLD, Damion SEARLS, Jin YANG, David SHIA, Samer MELHEM, Jeffrey Ryan CONNER, Hemant DESAI, John RAATZ, Richard DISCHLER, Bergen ANDERSON, Eric W. BUDDRIUS, Kenan ARIK, Barrett M. FANEUF, Lianchang DU, Yuehong FAN, Shengzhen ZHANG, Yuyang XIA, Jun ZHANG, Yuan Li, Catharina BIBER, Kristin L. WELDON, Brendan T. PAVELEK
  • Publication number: 20220199806
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for forming MOSFETs. In some embodiments, a method may include providing a device structure including a plurality of trenches, and forming a mask over the device structure including within each of the plurality of trenches and over a top surface of the device structure. The method may further include removing the mask from within the trenches, wherein the mask remains along the top surface of the device structure, and implanting the device structure to form a treated layer along a bottom of the trenches. In some embodiments, the method may further include forming a gate oxide layer along a sidewall of each of the trenches and along the bottom of the trenches, wherein a thickness of the oxide along the bottom of the trenches is greater than a thickness of the oxide along the sidewall of each of the trenches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Qintao Zhang, Samphy Hong, Wei Zou, Lei Zhong, David J. Lee, Felix Levitov
  • Publication number: 20220192011
    Abstract: Tamper-respondent assemblies are provided which include a circuit board, an enclosure assembly mounted to the circuit board, and a pressure sensor. The circuit board includes an electronic component, and the enclosure assembly is mounted to the circuit board to enclose the electronic component within a secure volume. The enclosure assembly includes a thermally conductive enclosure with a sealed inner compartment, and a porous heat transfer element within the sealed inner compartment. The porous heat transfer element is sized and located to facilitate conducting heat from the electronic component across the sealed inner compartment of the thermally conductive enclosure. The pressure sensor senses pressure within the sealed inner compartment of the thermally conductive enclosure to facilitate identifying a pressure change indicative of a tamper event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Hongqing ZHANG, Arthur J. HIGBY, David J. LEWISON, Philipp K. BUCHLING REGO, Jay A. BUNT, James BUSBY, Levi CAMPBELL
  • Patent number: 11358988
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compounds which are immunomodulators and thus are useful for the amelioration of various diseases, including cancer and infectious diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventors: Kevin W. Gillman, Jason Goodrich, Kenneth M. Boy, Yunhui Zhang, Claudio Mapelli, Michael A. Poss, Paul Michael Scola, David R. Langley, Nicholas A. Meanwell
  • Publication number: 20220176100
    Abstract: In an implanted medical device system, an internal controller, external power transmitter and methods for performing battery conditioning are disclosed. According to one aspect, an internal controller includes processing circuitry configured to cause conditioning of an internal battery of the internal controller responsive to a direction from an external power transmitter in radio communication with the internal controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Joel B. Artmann, Bo Zhang, Eric A. Schilling, David I. Siegfried, Stephen M. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20220178859
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of producing metal nanoparticle-decorated carbon nanotubes. The methods include forming a reaction mixture by combining a first solution with a second solution, wherein the first solution comprises polymer-coated metal nanoparticles comprising metallic nanoparticles coated with a polymer, and wherein the second solution comprises carbon nanotubes. The methods also include heating the reaction mixture to a temperature greater than a glass transition temperature of the polymer for a time sufficient to cause the polymer-coated metal nanoparticles to bind to the carbon nanotubes forming the metal nanoparticle-decorated carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Gabriel Iftime, Clinton Smith, David Eric Schwartz, Yong Zhang, Vedasri Vedharathinam
  • Publication number: 20220175839
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for inactivating MHC genes, using zinc finger nucleases (ZFNs) comprising a zinc finger protein and a cleavage domain or cleavage half-domain in conditions able to preserve cell viability. Polynucleotides encoding ZFNs, vectors comprising polynucleotides encoding ZFNs and cells comprising polynucleotides encoding ZFNs and/or cells comprising ZFNs are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Gary K. Lee, David Paschon, Lei Zhang
  • Patent number: 11352647
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to engineered CRISPR-Cas effector proteins that comprise at least one modification compared to an unmodified CRISPR-Cas effector protein that enhances binding of the of the CRISPR complex to the binding site and/or alters editing preference as compared to wild type. In certain example embodiments, the CRISPR-Cas effector protein is a Type V effector protein. In certain other example embodiments, the Type V effector protein is Cpf1. Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to viral vectors for delivery of CRISPR-Cas effector proteins, including Cpf1. In certain example embodiments, the vectors are designed so as to allow packaging of the CRISPR-Cas effector protein within a single vector. There is also an increased interest in the design of compact promoters for packing and thus expressing larger transgenes for targeted delivery and tissue-specificity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignees: THE BROAD INSTITUTE, INC., MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Feng Zhang, David Arthur Scott, Winston Xia Yan, Sourav Choudhury, Matthias Heidenreich
  • Patent number: 11352631
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for inactivating TCR genes, using engineered nucleases comprising at least one DNA binding domain and a cleavage domain or cleavage half-domain in conditions able to preserve cell viability. Polynucleotides encoding nucleases, vectors comprising polynucleotides encoding nucleases and cells comprising polynucleotides encoding nucleases and/or cells comprising nucleases are also provided. Disclosed herein are also methods and compositions for expressing a functional exogenous TCR in the absence of endogenous TCR expression in T lymphocytes, including lymphocytes with a central memory phenotype. Polynucleotides encoding exogenous TCR, vectors comprising polynucleotides encoding exogenous TCR and cells comprising polynucleotides encoding exogenous TCR and/or cells comprising exogenous TCR are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary K. Lee, David Paschon, Lei Zhang
  • Patent number: 11355880
    Abstract: A retractable pin includes: a cylindrical body, a retractable member with an insertion cavity at one end, and a spring disposed in a spring cavity defined by the combination of the retractable member and the cylindrical body. Upon application of a force to a free end of the retractable member, the retractable member is configured to retract into the cylindrical body by means of compression of the spring. This invention is further directed to a coaxial connector including a retractable pin as described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mulan Huang, David J. Smentek, Yujun Zhang, Jin Liu
  • Patent number: 11354166
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides technical solutions related to intelligent cloud management based on profile. Artificial intelligent is applied to cloud management and cloud management suggestion may be proposed intelligently. In daily work, behaviors in using cloud resources may show characteristics of cloud users or cloud tenants themselves. The technical solution of intelligent cloud management of the present disclosure generates profile identifying cloud using characteristics by extracting behavior data in using cloud and intelligently proposes cloud management suggestions based on the profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Miao Zou, Tianjing Xu, Shanshan Liu, Hao Liu, Jian Zhou, Yucao Wang, Lei Zhang, Ao Guo, David Liu, Danmeng Liu
  • Patent number: 11355346
    Abstract: A method of processing a semiconductor wafer includes depositing a silicon layer on the semiconductor wafer. The silicon layer has a substantially uniform thickness. The silicon layer is polished to smooth the silicon layer such that the thickness is substantially uniform after polishing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: GlobalWafers Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guoqiang David Zhang, Mark Crooks, Tracy Michelle Ragan
  • Publication number: 20220174737
    Abstract: A contention window maintenance method and a communications apparatus are provided. A contention window maintenance method includes maintaining, by a communications apparatus in a first time window, a contention window value based on responses of N pieces of first reference data sent by the communications apparatus within a first reference time, N being an integer greater than 0, the responses comprising an ACK and/or a NACK, and the contention window value is maintained based on a proportion of ACKs in the received responses of the N pieces of first reference data and/or a proportion of NACKs in the received responses of the N pieces of first reference data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiayin Zhang, David Jean-Marie Mazzarese