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: 11912805
    Abstract: One aspect of the present application relates to a method of synthesizing a thermoplastic polymer. This method includes providing a depolymerized lignin product comprising monomers and oligomers and producing lignin (meth)acrylate monomers and oligomers from the depolymerized lignin product. A thermoplastic lignin (meth)acrylate polymer is then formed by free radical polymerization of the lignin (meth)acrylate monomers and oligomers. The present application also relates to a branched chain thermoplastic lignin (meth)acrylate polymer which includes a chain transfer agent. The thermoplastic lignin based polymers of the present application can be used to prepare carbon fibers, and engineering thermoplastics. Mixtures of lignin (meth)acrylate monomers and oligomers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Eric W. Cochran, Xianglan Bai, Wangda Qu, Yuerui Huang, Yixin Luo
  • Patent number: 11911717
    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: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Fremonta Corporation
    Inventors: Terrance Arthur, Tommy Wheeler, Eric Child Wilhelmsen, Florence Q. Wu, Yongqing Huang, Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 11917422
    Abstract: An information handling system executing an intelligent throughput performance analysis and issue detection system may comprise a network interface device to establish a wireless link with a wireless network and a processor to execute a neural network trained to predict wireless link throughput values based on controlled connectivity testing metrics gathered in a controlled laboratory from tested information handling systems. The processor may gather measured throughput of the wireless link and operational connectivity metrics for the information handling system that describe antenna positional information, antenna adaptation controller parameters, signal strength measurements, and wireless link performance metrics. The neural network may output, based on the gathered operational connectivity metrics a predicted throughput value that differs from the measured throughput by a maximum tolerance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Wei-Chia Huang, Chuang-Yueh Chen, YungShun Lin, Alan Eric Sicher, Lars Fredrik Proejts
  • Patent number: 11732009
    Abstract: A nanoparticle activity sensor containing a reporter and at least one tuning domain that modifies a distribution or residence time of the activity sensor when administered to a patient. When administered to the patient, the activity sensor enters cells or tissue where it is cleaved by enzymes specific to a physiological state such as a disease to release a detectable analyte. The tuning domains include molecular structures that modulate distribution or decay by protecting the particle from premature cleavage and indiscriminate hydrolysis, shielding the particle from immune detection and clearance, or by targeting the particle to specific tissue, bodily fluids, or cell types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: GLYMPSE BIO, INC.
    Inventors: Sangeeta Bhatia, Gabriel Kwong, Eric Huang, Sirshendu Roopom Banerjee, Andrew Warren, Sophie Cazanave
  • Publication number: 20230116414
    Abstract: A display system includes a first display device having an active display region having individually controllable pixels, a sensor to generate information that is useful for determining a position of the first display device relative to a second display device, and a display controller to determine the position of the first display device relative to the second display device based on the information generated by the sensor. The display controller determines an image to be shown on the first display device based on the position of the first display device relative to the second display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2022
    Publication date: April 13, 2023
    Inventors: Rex Huang, Wei-Ru Chen, Eric Huang
  • Publication number: 20220358563
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for generating a product recommendation. During operation, the system obtains data indicating vertices and edges of a graph. The vertices represent consumers and products and an edge represents an access relationship. The system may receive a query indicating an ego for determining a product recommendation. The system may then traverse the graph from a vertex representing the ego through a plurality of edges to a plurality of vertices representing products. The system may traverse the graph from the plurality of vertices representing products to a plurality of vertices representing other consumers. The system may then traverse the graph from the plurality of vertices representing other consumers to a plurality of vertices representing other products. The system may generate a recommendation that based on the plurality of vertices representing other products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicant: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Eric Huang, Rong Zhou
  • Patent number: 11436656
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for generating a product recommendation. During operation, the system obtains data indicating vertices and edges of a graph. The vertices represent consumers and products and an edge represents an access relationship. The system may receive a query indicating an ego for determining a product recommendation. The system may then traverse the graph from a vertex representing the ego through a plurality of edges to a plurality of vertices representing products. The system may traverse the graph from the plurality of vertices representing products to a plurality of vertices representing other consumers. The system may then traverse the graph from the plurality of vertices representing other consumers to a plurality of vertices representing other products. The system may generate a recommendation that based on the plurality of vertices representing other products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Eric Huang, Rong Zhou
  • Patent number: 11406051
    Abstract: A keyboard for secure data entry is provided. The keyboard comprises at least one or more of data entry buttons that can be depressed by a user. For each of the data entry buttons, a button actuator is provided that is movable upon the user depressing the respective data entry button and a primary capacitive sensor is provided that is arranged to determine movement of the button actuator of the respective data entry button by capacitance sampling. The button actuator is at least partly made from a conductive material. The button actuator is coupled to a defined electric potential at least during the capacitance sampling to shield the primary capacitive sensor from eavesdropping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Microchip Technology Incorporated
    Inventor: Eric Huang
  • Patent number: 11340855
    Abstract: A display system includes a first display device having an active display region having individually controllable pixels, a sensor to generate information that is useful for determining a position of the first display device relative to a second display device, and a display controller to determine the position of the first display device relative to the second display device based on the information generated by the sensor. The display controller determines an image to be shown on the first display device based on the position of the first display device relative to the second display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventors: Rex Huang, Wei-Ru Chen, Eric Huang
  • Publication number: 20220090162
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for screening or diagnosis of liver disease are provided. The results may also indicate course and efficacy of treatment. The composition includes an activity sensor and a reporter releasably attached to the activity sensor. The method includes detecting the presence and/or amount of a reporter. The reporter is released from an activity sensor in the presence of diseased liver tissue but remains attached to the activity sensor in healthy tissue. The presence and/or amount of the reporter are used to characterize the liver disease. The liver disease may be nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and results may further indicate staging of NASH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Sangeeta Bhatia, Gabriel Kwong, Eric Huang, Sirshendu Roopom Banerjee, Andrew Warren, Sophie Cazanave
  • Patent number: 11199434
    Abstract: A level sensing controller includes a signal generator circuit to generate an excitation signal. The controller also includes a connection to route an inverse of the excitation signal to a first polar electrode of a first capacitor. The first polar electrode is coupled to a container to hold liquid. The controller also includes a connection to route the excitation signal to a second polar electrode of a second capacitor. The second positive polar electrode is coupled to the container. The controller also includes a connection to a sense electrode to form the first capacitor with the first polar electrode and to form the second capacitor with the second polar electrode. The controller also includes a measurement circuit configured to measure charge at sensing electrode and determine, based on the measured charge, whether a liquid in the container has reached a level of the second polar electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Microchip Technology Incorporated
    Inventors: Eric Huang, Xiang Gao
  • Patent number: 11188545
    Abstract: A system and method for calculating quality score for digital content are provided. In example embodiments, a first graph is generated comprising a user node and an article node, the user node corresponds to a user and the article node corresponds to an article. An edge is generated between the user node and the article node in the first graph based on a first action. A second graph is generated comprising the user node and the article node. An edge is generated between the user node and the article node in the second graph based on a second action type. A first authority score is calculated for the article node within the first graph. A second authority score is calculated for the article node within the second graph. A quality score is calculated for the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Golland, Eric Huang, Patrick Chase, Alexandre Patry, Shakti Dhirendraji Sinha
  • Publication number: 20210346306
    Abstract: The compositions and methods described herein relate to lipid nanoparticle encapsulation of DNA sequences, including DNA vectors, for delivery into a human subject. Lipid nanoparticles containing DNA can be administered to a human subject to express polypeptides for therapeutic purposes. The claimed pharmaceutical composition comprises a DNA sequence formulated in a lipid nanoparticle comprising an ionizable cationic lipid, a phospholipid, a structural lipid, and a PEG lipid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Stoil Dimitrov, Eric Huang
  • Patent number: 11171501
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provides a battery charging circuit that boosts an input current and feeds the boosted input current to a battery for fast charging. Specifically, the battery charging circuit includes a low dropout regulator (LDO) for providing a voltage, a switch mode charger, coupled between the LDO and a battery, and a capacitor divider, coupled between the LDO and the battery, in parallel to the switch mode charger, for dividing the voltage outputted from the LDO by a factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Integrated Device Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Siqiang Fan, Sercan Ipek, Eric Huang, Turev Acar
  • Patent number: 11119718
    Abstract: A display system includes a first display device having an active display region having individually controllable pixels, a sensor to generate information that is useful for determining a position of the first display device relative to a second display device, and a display controller to determine the position of the first display device relative to the second display device based on the information generated by the sensor. The display controller determines an image to be shown on the first display device based on the position of the first display device relative to the second display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Rex Huang, Wei-Ru Chen, Eric Huang
  • Patent number: 11068225
    Abstract: A display system includes a first display device having an active display region having individually controllable pixels, a sensor to generate information that is useful for determining a position of the first display device relative to a second display device, and a display controller to determine the position of the first display device relative to the second display device based on the information generated by the sensor. The display controller determines an image to be shown on the first display device based on the position of the first display device relative to the second display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Rex Huang, Wei-Ru Chen, Eric Huang
  • Patent number: 11035902
    Abstract: In accordance with aspects of the present invention, a method of providing a fuel gauge is provided. The method includes measuring a battery current through and a battery voltage across a battery; determining an equivalent resistance from the current and the voltage using a multiplier K; determining an open circuit voltage based, in part, on the equivalent resistance; determining a state-of-charge based on the open circuit voltage; and adjusting the multiplier K based on the current and the state-of-charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Integrated Device Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Huang
  • Patent number: 11028425
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for screening or diagnosis of liver disease are provided. The results may also indicate course and efficacy of treatment. The composition includes an activity sensor and a reporter releasably attached to the activity sensor. The method includes detecting the presence and/or amount of a reporter. The reporter is released from an activity sensor in the presence of diseased liver tissue but remains attached to the activity sensor in healthy tissue. The presence and/or amount of the reporter are used to characterize the liver disease. The liver disease may be nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and results may further indicate staging of NASH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: GLYMPSE BIO, INC.
    Inventors: Sangeeta Bhatia, Gabriel Kwong, Eric Huang, Sirshendu Roopom Banerjee, Andrew Warren, Sophie Cazanave
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10852189
    Abstract: A spectrometry system may include an etalon array having a first etalon and a second etalon. The first etalon may be configured to process light to at least generate a first transmission pattern. The first transmission pattern may have at least a first transmission peak corresponding to a first wavelength in an original spectrum of the light. The second etalon may be configured to process the light to at least generate a second transmission pattern. The second transmission pattern may have at least a second transmission peak corresponding to a second wavelength in the original spectrum of the light. The first etalon may have a different thickness than the second etalon in order for the first transmission pattern to have at least one transmission peak that is at a different wavelength than the second transmission pattern. The first transmission pattern and the second transmission pattern may enable a reconstruction the original spectrum of the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Zhaowei Liu, Qian Ma, Eric Huang