Patents by Inventor Dennis Zhao

Dennis Zhao 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: 20200363803
    Abstract: A method for determining and providing alternative routes receives request data associated with a request from a user device. A first canonical route is determined from a plurality of canonical routes based on the request data. Each respective canonical route of the plurality of canonical routes satisfies at least one autonomy criteria associated with whether an autonomous vehicle can travel on the respective canonical route. First route data associated with the first canonical route is provided. Route identification data associated with identifying an alternative canonical route is received after providing the first route data associated with the first canonical route. A second canonical route is determined from the plurality of canonical routes based on the route identification data. Second route data associated with the second canonical route is provided for controlling travel of the autonomous vehicle on the second canonical route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Molly Castle Nix, Dennis Zhao, Eric James Hanson, Sean Rhee Chin
  • Publication number: 20200356098
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling an autonomous vehicle are provided. In one example embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes receiving data representing a first location associated with a service request. The method includes controlling the autonomous vehicle to travel in accordance with a first route that leads to the first location. The method includes determining a second location for the service request when the autonomous vehicle is en route to the first location. The method includes controlling the autonomous vehicle to provide the requested service at the second location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Molly Castle Nix, Sean Chin, Dennis Zhao, Joseph Maliksi
  • Publication number: 20200347072
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound of Formula (I) including pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof: (I) and therapeutic uses of these compounds. The invention further provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds, compositions comprising these compounds with a therapeutic co-agent, and methods of using the compounds and compositions to treat viral infections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Rama JAIN, Dennis Christofer KOESTER, James R. MANNING, James Clifford SUTTON, Benjamin Robert TAFT, Lifeng WAN, Qian ZHAO
  • Patent number: 10795356
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling an autonomous vehicle are provided. In one example embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes providing a control of the autonomous vehicle to a user associated with a vehicle service. The method includes identifying one or more release signals indicative of one or more actions of the user. The method includes releasing the control of the autonomous vehicle from the user, based at least in part on the release signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Molly Castle Nix, Sean Chin, Dennis Zhao, Eric J. Hanson, Scott C. Poeppel, Sean Hyde
  • Patent number: 10768621
    Abstract: A method for determining and providing alternative routes receives request data associated with a request from a user device. A first canonical route is determined from a plurality of canonical routes based on the request data. Each respective canonical route of the plurality of canonical routes satisfies at least one autonomy criteria associated with whether an autonomous vehicle can travel on the respective canonical route. First route data associated with the first canonical route is provided. Route identification data associated with identifying an alternative canonical route is received after providing the first route data associated with the first canonical route. A second canonical route is determined from the plurality of canonical routes based on the route identification data. Second route data associated with the second canonical route is provided for controlling travel of the autonomous vehicle on the second canonical route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Molly Castle Nix, Dennis Zhao, Eric James Hanson, Sean Rhee Chin
  • Publication number: 20200238024
    Abstract: Provided herein is a delivery system, including: (a) an optical sensor configured to detect data to create a map of a patient bodily surface; and (b) a dispenser operatively associated with the optical sensor and configured to deliver compositions (optionally including cells) to the patient bodily surface based upon the data or map. Methods of forming a tissue on a patient bodily surface of a patient in need thereof are also provided, as are methods, systems and computer program products useful for processing patient bodily surface data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: James J. Yoo, Anthony Atala, Kyle W. Binder, Mohammad Z. Albanna, Weixin Zhao, Dennis Dice, Tao Xu
  • Patent number: 10725473
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling an autonomous vehicle are provided. In one example embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes receiving data representing a first location associated with a service request. The method includes controlling the autonomous vehicle to travel in accordance with a first route that leads to the first location. The method includes determining a second location for the service request when the autonomous vehicle is en route to the first location. The method includes controlling the autonomous vehicle to provide the requested service at the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Molly Castle Nix, Sean Chin, Dennis Zhao, Joseph Maliksi
  • Publication number: 20200233412
    Abstract: Systems and methods for recovering an autonomous vehicle in a fleet of vehicles are provided. In one example embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes detecting an existence of an adverse condition associated with an autonomous vehicle in the fleet. The method includes determining in response to detecting the adverse condition, a recovery plan for the first autonomous vehicle based at least in part on one or more attributes associated with the adverse condition, the recovery plan including one or more actions to recover the first autonomous vehicle at a remote location. The method includes initiating the recovery plan to recover the first autonomous vehicle at the remote location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Dennis Zhao, Eric James Hanson, Molly Castle Nix, Sean Chin
  • Publication number: 20200226685
    Abstract: Systems and methods for change in language-based textual analysis are disclosed. In one embodiment, in an information processing apparatus comprising at least one computer processor, a method for change in language-based textual analysis may include: (1) retrieving, from a data source, a first document of a first type; (2) retrieving, from the data source, a second document of the first type, the second document being subsequent in time to the first document; (3) identifying changes between the first document and the second document; (4) calculating a change score based on the changes; and (5) providing the change score to a downstream system for projecting a performance of an investment associated with the first document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Phil Hart, Jonathan Tse, Santosh Khot, Dan Zheng, Manan Patel, Wonseok Choi, Haoran Zhao, Dennis S. Ruhl, Eric Moreau
  • Patent number: 10692371
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for determining operation of an autonomous vehicle based on user profiles. In one example, a computer-implemented method of applying user profiles for autonomous vehicle operation is provided. The method includes receiving, by a computing system comprising one or more computing devices, a trip request from a user; retrieving, by the computing system, a user profile associated with the user; determining, by the computing system, one or more trip attribute settings based at least in part on the user profile; and providing, by the computing system, the determined one or more trip attribute settings to a vehicle computing system for determining autonomous vehicle operation during a trip associated with the trip request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Molly Castle Nix, Sean Chin, Dennis Zhao, Emily Cairns Duff Bartel
  • Publication number: 20200151973
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods to obtain feedback descriptive of autonomous vehicle failures. In particular, the systems and methods of the present disclosure can detect that a vehicle failure event occurred at an autonomous vehicle and, in response, provide an interactive user interface that enables a human located within the autonomous vehicle to enter feedback that describes the vehicle failure event. Thus, the systems and methods of the present disclosure can actively prompt and/or enable entry of feedback in response to a particular instance of a vehicle failure event, thereby enabling improved and streamlined collection of information about autonomous vehicle failures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Molly Castle Nix, Sean Chin, Dennis Zhao
  • Publication number: 20200123167
    Abstract: The invention provides compounds of Formula (I): as further described herein, as well as pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds, and methods to use the compounds and pharmaceutical compositions for treatment of certain viral disorders, including influenza.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Rama JAIN, Dennis Christofer KOESTER, James R. MANNING, Vanessa MARX, Daniel POON, James Clifford SUTTON, Benjamin Robert TAFT, Lifeng WAN, Aregahegn YIFRU, Qian ZHAO
  • Publication number: 20200101273
    Abstract: Provided herein is a delivery system, including: (a) an optical sensor configured to detect data useful to create a map of a bodily surface; and (b) a printer operatively associated with the optical sensor and configured to deliver compositions (optionally including cells) to the bodily surface based upon the data or map. Methods of forming a tissue on a bodily surface of a patient in need thereof are also provided, as are methods, systems and computer program products useful for processing bodily surface data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: James J. Yoo, Anthony Atala, Kyle W. Binder, Weixin Zhao, Dennis Dice, Tao Xu
  • Patent number: 10579054
    Abstract: Systems and methods for recovering an autonomous vehicle in a fleet of vehicles are provided. In one example embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes detecting an existence of an adverse condition associated with an autonomous vehicle in the fleet. The method includes determining in response to detecting the adverse condition, a recovery plan for the first autonomous vehicle based at least in part on one or more attributes associated with the adverse condition, the recovery plan including one or more actions to recover the first autonomous vehicle at a remote location. The method includes initiating the recovery plan to recover the first autonomous vehicle at the remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Zhao, Eric James Hanson, Molly Castle Nix, Sean Chin
  • Patent number: 10559140
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods to obtain feedback descriptive of autonomous vehicle failures. In particular, the systems and methods of the present disclosure can detect that a vehicle failure event occurred at an autonomous vehicle and, in response, provide an interactive user interface that enables a human located within the autonomous vehicle to enter feedback that describes the vehicle failure event. Thus, the systems and methods of the present disclosure can actively prompt and/or enable entry of feedback in response to a particular instance of a vehicle failure event, thereby enabling improved and streamlined collection of information about autonomous vehicle failures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Molly Castle Nix, Sean Chin, Dennis Zhao
  • Patent number: 10537689
    Abstract: Provided herein is a delivery system, including: (a) an optical sensor configured to detect data to create a map of a patient bodily surface; and (b) a dispenser operatively associated with the optical sensor and configured to deliver compositions (optionally including cells) to the patient bodily surface based upon the data or map. Methods of forming a tissue on a patient bodily surface of a patient in need thereof are also provided, as are methods, systems and computer program products useful for processing patient bodily surface data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Wake Forest University Health Sciences
    Inventors: James J. Yoo, Anthony Atala, Kyle W. Binder, Mohammad Z. Albanna, Weixin Zhao, Dennis Dice, Tao Xu
  • Patent number: 10500384
    Abstract: Provided herein is a delivery system, including: (a) an optical sensor configured to detect data useful to create a map of a bodily surface; and (b) a printer operatively associated with the optical sensor and configured to deliver compositions (optionally including cells) to the bodily surface based upon the data or map. Methods of forming a tissue on a bodily surface of a patient in need thereof are also provided, as are methods, systems and computer program products useful for processing bodily surface data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Wake Forest University Health Sciences
    Inventors: James J. Yoo, Anthony Atala, Kyle W. Binder, Weixin Zhao, Dennis Dice, Tao Xu
  • Patent number: 10501014
    Abstract: An interaction feedback system for passengers of an autonomous vehicle (AV) can detect a remote assist trigger, corresponding to a remote assist event, from a control system of the AV. The feedback system can then initiate a feedback mode using one or more feedback devices to enable interaction between one or more passengers of the AV and a remote operator based on detecting the remote assist trigger from the AV control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Alex Castro, Molly Nix, Scott Poeppel, Sean Chin, Eric Hanson, Dennis Zhao
  • Patent number: 10421396
    Abstract: Systems and methods are directed to signaling status of an autonomous vehicle to a rider or potential rider. In one example, a computer-implemented method for communicating autonomous vehicle status includes obtaining, by a computing system comprising one or more computing devices, data associated with a state of an autonomous vehicle. The method further includes determining, by the computing system, one or more vehicle indications indicative of the state of the autonomous vehicle based at least in part on the data associated with the state of the autonomous vehicle. The method further includes providing, by the computing system, control data for one or more visual indicators associated with the autonomous vehicle to communicate the one or more determined vehicle indications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric James Hanson, Molly Castle Nix, Sean Chin, Dennis Zhao
  • Publication number: 20190270408
    Abstract: An interaction feedback system for passengers of an autonomous vehicle (AV) can detect a remote assist trigger, corresponding to a remote assist event, from a control system of the AV. The feedback system can then initiate a feedback mode using one or more feedback devices to enable interaction between one or more passengers of the AV and a remote operator based on detecting the remote assist trigger from the AV control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Alex Castro, Molly Nix, Scott Poeppel, Sean Chin, Eric Hanson, Dennis Zhao