Patents by Inventor Eric Huang

Eric Huang 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: 10935535
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for microbial sampling of foods. For example, a method may include providing at least one aggregating sampler at one or more sampling locations, and sampling a production lot of produce or other food items such as meat using the at least one aggregating sampler to create one or more samples that makes up a microbial sampling. Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for microbial sampling of foods. For example, an apparatus, such as a microbial aggregating sampler, may include a covering having a microbial sampling material with a pocket formed in the covering to receive an appendage or a tool for handling of the covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Fremonta Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Child Wilhelmsen, Florence Q. Wu, Yongqing Huang, Jason Thomas Hastings
  • Patent number: 10929110
    Abstract: A method and system of evaluating a user experience (UX) design are provided. A UX design is received. All objects that are identified to be part of a background of the input UI screen are removed to create a filtered input UI screen. The input UI screen is assigned to a cluster. A target UI screen of the input screen is determined and its background removed, to create a filtered target UI cluster. The target UI screen is assigned to a cluster. The filtered input UI screen is used as an input to a deep learning model to predict a target UI cluster. The predicted target UI cluster is compared to the filtered target UI cluster based on the clustering. Upon determining that the filtered target UI cluster is similar to the target UI screen, the UX design is classified as being successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lei Huang, Shun Jiang, Peifeng Yin, Aly Megahed, Eric Liu, Guangjie Ren
  • Patent number: 10922927
    Abstract: In one aspect, an improved gaming table, such as a craps table, is disclosed herein, which combines electronic displays and wagering interfaces with traditional craps tables having physical dice and allowing players to physically throw the dice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: ARUZE GAMING (HONG KONG) LIMITED
    Inventors: Eric Persson, Kenji Enokido, Hiroki Munakata, Aaron Huang, Motoya Nakamura, Kenji Hamao
  • Patent number: 10914620
    Abstract: A system to automatically calibrate gains and/or offsets for each position feedback signal in order to reduce variations between position feedback signals for each sensor in a linear drive system is disclosed. As a mover travels along a track segment, the segment controller records the position feedback signal output from each position sensor corresponding to a magnet on the mover passing the position sensor. The segment controller determines peak values for each position feedback signal and compares the peak values against a target peak value. The segment controller then adjusts a gain value for each sensor by a ratio of the target peak value to a measured peak value. The segment controller periodically monitors the position feedback values generated by one mover as it travels along the track segment and automatically updates the sensor gains as previously described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuhong Huang, Brian M. Perreault, Eric J. Wildi
  • Publication number: 20210027783
    Abstract: A method and system of automatically identifying topics of a conversation are provided. An electronic data package comprising a sequence of utterances between conversation entities is received by a computing device. Each utterance is classified to a corresponding social action. One or more utterances in the sequence are grouped into a segment based on a deep learning model. A similarity of topics between adjacent segments is determined. Upon determining that the similarity is above a predetermined threshold, the adjacent segments are grouped together. A transcript of the conversation including the grouping of the adjacent segments is stored in a memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Margaret Helen Szymanski, Lei Huang, Robert John Moore, Raphael Arar, Shun Jiang, Guangjie Ren, Eric Liu, Pawan Chowdhary, Chung-hao Tan, Sunhwan Lee
  • Patent number: 10902390
    Abstract: An electronic device capable of communicating with a card reading apparatus and a payment method are provided. The electronic device includes a first cover configuring a front side of the electronic device, a second cover configuring a back side of the electronic device, a memory contained in a hollow area formed between the first and second covers, a display, at least part of which is contained in the hollow area and which is disclosed through the first cover, a processor that is contained in the hollow area and is electrically connected to the memory, and at least one loop antenna which is contained in the hollow area and electrically connected to the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woosup Lee, Eric Huang, George Wallner, Kyeongjo Keum, Younju Kim, Hyunju Hong, Jungsik Park
  • Publication number: 20210017574
    Abstract: Methods and devices for non-invasively assessing lethality and/or cross contamination of a process. In some embodiments, an aggregating sampler is used, such as a fixture catcher, to obtain samples before, after and/or during the process. In some embodiments, an isolated packet of bacteria is exposed to the active elements of the process without contacting the product. In other embodiments, a method to measure lethality using microgenomic analysis is reported. In still other embodiments, a procedure is reported to use the knowledge from a microgenomic process to use direct qPCR for identified genera species to measure cross contamination. These metrics have special utility in the validation of wash water performance but may have utility is assessing process performance when unpackaged product is treated as for blanching and irradiation. Process performance can include verification of process delivery or for research.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Eric Wilhelmsen, Florence Wu, Yongqing Huang
  • Patent number: 10895363
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an illumination feature for an electronic device. A light cone is used to direct light from a light emitter to an interior surface of a housing of an electronic device in one of a variety of geometric, alphabetic, or numerical designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: ECOLINK INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Jerry Huang, Eric Wang
  • Publication number: 20210011896
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, according to one embodiment, is used to creating customized templates and template recommendations. The computer-implemented method includes: extracting text content from user information which corresponds to a user, and using the text content extracted from the user information to generate feature vectors. The feature vectors are further used to form one or more clusters of existing user editions. For each of the one or more formed clusters, a tree structure is generated for each user edition in the cluster. Moreover, the tree structures in the cluster are combined into a merged tree structure. A customized template is generated for each of the one or more formed clusters using the respective merged tree structure, and at least one of the customized templates is recommended to the user based on the user information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Lei Huang, Guangjie Ren, Shun Jiang, Raphael I. Arar, Eric Young Liu
  • Publication number: 20210011592
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, system and computer program product for generating a user interface. A sketch (e.g., wireframe) of a portion of a user interface is received. The sketch is analyzed to predict a set of intended sketches using artificial intelligence based on historical data and/or the user's asset library. A set of intended final sketch renderings of the user interface is then generated and displayed using the set of predicted intended sketches based on historical data or a model trained to extract visual characteristics from existing user interface screens. If the user selects one of the intended final sketch renderings of the user interface as being directed to the intended design of the user interface and indicates that the selected intended final sketch rendering of the user interface corresponds to the final intended design, then code is generated to render the selected final sketch rendering of the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Eric Liu, Shun Jiang, Aly Megahed, Lei Huang, Peifeng Yin, Raphael Arar, Guangjie Ren
  • Publication number: 20210014247
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture for producing generic Internet Protocol (IP) reputation through cross-protocol analysis are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a data collector to gather a first data set representing IP telemetry data for a first protocol, the data collector to gather a second data set representing IP telemetry data for a second protocol different from the first protocol. A label generator is to generate a training data set based on records in the first data set and the second data set having matching IP addresses, the training data set to include combined label indicating whether each of the respective matching IP addresses is malicious. A model trainer is to train a machine learning model using the training data set. A model executor is to, responsive to a request from a client device, execute the machine learning model to determine whether a requested IP address is malicious.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Adam Wosotowsky, Yonghong Huang, Eric Peterson, John Wagener, Joanna Negrete, Armando Rodriguez, Celeste Fralick, Sandeep Chandana
  • Publication number: 20210005178
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method including receiving authoring conversational training data. A machine learning based conversational agent is trained with the conversational training data. The training includes: creating and storing example transcripts of user utterances, creating and storing example transcripts of agent utterances, sequencing utterance transcripts using the example transcripts of user utterances and the example transcripts of agent utterances, forming a corpus from the sequenced utterance transcripts, marking speech patterns that represent social actions from tagging the sequenced utterance transcripts, and forming a patterned corpus from the marked speech patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Robert J. Moore, Pawan Chowdhary, Divyesh Jadav, Lei Huang, Sunhwan Lee, Eric Young Liu, Saurabh Mishra
  • Patent number: 10884503
    Abstract: Methods, computing devices, and computer-program products are provided for implementing a virtual personal assistant. In various implementations, a virtual personal assistant can be configured to receive sensory input, including at least two different types of information. The virtual personal assistant can further be configured to determine semantic information from the sensory input, and to identify a context-specific framework. The virtual personal assistant can further be configured to determine a current intent. Determining the current intent can include using the semantic information and the context-specific framework. The virtual personal assistant can further be configured to determine a current input state. Determining the current input state can include using the semantic information and one or more behavioral models. The behavioral models can include one or more interpretations of previously-provided semantic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Ajay Divakaran, Amir Tamrakar, Girish Acharya, William Mark, Greg Ho, Jihua Huang, David Salter, Edgar Kalns, Michael Wessel, Min Yin, James Carpenter, Brent Mombourquette, Kenneth Nitz, Elizabeth Shriberg, Eric Law, Michael Frandsen, Hyong-Gyun Kim, Cory Albright, Andreas Tsiartas
  • Publication number: 20200394026
    Abstract: A method and system of evaluating a user experience (UX) design are provided. A UX design is received. All objects that are identified to be part of a background of the input UI screen are removed to create a filtered input UI screen. The input UI screen is assigned to a cluster. A target UI screen of the input screen is determined and its background removed, to create a filtered target UI cluster. The target UI screen is assigned to a cluster. The filtered input UI screen is used as an input to a deep learning model to predict a target UI cluster. The predicted target UI cluster is compared to the filtered target UI cluster based on the clustering. Upon determining that the filtered target UI cluster is similar to the target UI screen, the UX design is classified as being successful.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Lei Huang, Shun Jiang, Peifeng Yin, Aly Megahed, Eric Liu, Guangjie Ren
  • Patent number: 10860997
    Abstract: A secure point-of-sale (POS) portal architecture for delivering multiple services is provided. According to one exemplary aspect of the architecture, a number of services offered by various parties are integrated for delivery to merchants. The parties offering the services include, for example, payment processors and merchant acquirers and other external value-added service providers. The integrated services, in turn, are offered to merchants and/or their respective customers via one or more POS devices and its supporting system infrastructure at the merchant locations. The integrated services include, for example, acceptance of multiple payment instruments, payment processing, user dialog management, sales promotion and customer support, loyalty programs, back office processing, receipt capture, employee training, risk management, dispute resolution, system security, system administration etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Visa U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Redmond, Jean Huang, Pete Heisinger
  • Publication number: 20200379526
    Abstract: An electronic device can include a frame configured to receive and support an electronic component, a shell defining an internal volume sized to encompass the frame and the electronic component, the shell being slidably removable from the frame, the electronic component positioned within the internal volume and including an aperture, and a sealing member including a seal body and a compressible lip extending from the seal body, the sealing member at least partially surrounding the electronic component. The compressible lip is oriented such that the shell compresses the lip in a direction against the seal body at a first position adjacent to the electronic component and in the direction against the seal body at a second position adjacent to the electronic component opposite the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Bart K. Andre, Edward J. Cooper, Brett W. Degner, Houtan R. Farahani, Steven A. Gerasimoff, William H. Greenbaum, James T. Handy, Daniel D. Hershey, PengYuan Huang, Eric A. Knopf, Richard D. Kosoglow, Mariel L. Lanas, Michael E. Leclerc, Michael D. McBroom, Rodrigo Dutervil Mubarak, David C. Parell, Sabrina K. Paseman, Eric R. Prather, Jacob W. Rutheiser, Christopher G. Siegel, Cheng-Han Yang, James M. Cuseo, Francesco Ferretti
  • Patent number: D906194
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU AUTOMOBILE GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eric Kim, Hyunsoo Kim, Ruizhi Lai, Jiahuan Huang, Aaron Yichan Chung
  • Patent number: D909226
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Patrick Robert Jean Riot, Cédric Eric Jean-Edouard Bernard, Chadwick John Harber, Brian Dennis Paschke, Derek Jenchia Loh, Eric John Fairbanks, Mark Woolhiser Huang, Henry Michael Lubowe, Edison Tam King Miguel, Matthew Joseph Kane
  • Patent number: D909227
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Patrick Robert Jean Riot, Cédric Eric Jean-Edouard Bernard, Chadwick John Harber, Brian Dennis Paschke, Derek Jenchia Loh, Eric John Fairbanks, Mark Woolhiser Huang, Henry Michael Lubowe, Edison Tam King Miguel, Matthew Joseph Kane
  • Patent number: D910476
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Patrick Robert Jean Riot, Cédric Eric Jean-Edouard Bernard, Chadwick John Harber, Brian Dennis Paschke, Derek Jenchia Loh, Eric John Fairbanks, Mark Woolhiser Huang, Henry Michael Lubowe, Edison Tam King Miguel, Matthew Joseph Kane