Patents by Inventor Fan Jiang

Fan Jiang 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: 10690970
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display may have main column spacers and subspacer column spacers. The column spacers may have cross shapes formed from overlapping perpendicular rectangular column spacer portions respectively located on a color filter layer and a thin-film transistor layer. The column spacers may have a hybrid configuration in which some of the rectangular portions on the thin-film transistor layer extend vertically and some extend horizontally. Column spacers may be formed from planarization layer material, may be formed from locally thickened portions of a planarization layer, and may have circular shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Chia Hsuan Tai, Cheng Chen, Da Yu, Enkhamgalan Dorjgotov, Sang Un Choi, Shih-Chyuan Fan Jiang, Tae Woon Cha, Yeon Sik Ham, Yuan Chen, Zhibing Ge, Hossein Nemati
  • Patent number: 10690991
    Abstract: An electronic device such as a head-mounted device may have displays that are viewable by the eyes of a viewer through adjustable lenses. The adjustable lenses may be liquid crystal lenses. A camera and other sensors in the head-mounted device may monitor the eyes of the user and gather other information. Control circuitry in the head-mounted device may control the adjustable lenses based on measured characteristics of the eyes of the user such as interpupillary distance and direction-of-view. The control circuitry may match the distance between the centers of the adjustable lenses to the measured interpupillary distance and may align the lens centers with the measured direction-of-view. The adjustable lenses may have transparent electrodes that are supplied with time-varying control signals by the control circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Graham B. Myhre, Giovanni Carbone, Shih-Chyuan Fan Jiang, Sheng Zhang, Chaohao Wang
  • Patent number: 10674684
    Abstract: A boat-shaped sprinkler irrigation machine is adapted for large-scale farm irrigation canals, and includes a hull, a traveling propulsion device, a sprinkler irrigation device, and an electric control device. A sprinkler irrigation auxiliary support mechanism is disposed on the hull, and comprises support legs and support roller groups. The support legs are symmetrically disposed on left and right sides of the hull, and top ends of the support legs are mounted on the hull. The support roller groups are mounted on bottom ends of the support legs. The support roller group comprises support rollers. The sprinkler irrigation device comprises a self-priming pump, a sprinkler frame, and a sprinkler gun. The sprinkler frame is fixedly mounted on the hull in a position corresponding to a symmetrical center of the support legs, and the sprinkler gun is fixedly mounted on the sprinkler frame by means of an adjusting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: JIANGSU HUAYUAN WATER-SAVING CO., LTD, China University of Mining and Technology
    Inventors: Zhipeng Qiu, Tao Peng, Peiyong Liu, Yuanguang Liu, Jielin Shi, Qi Liu, Zhencai Zhu, Fan Jiang
  • Patent number: 10650048
    Abstract: Described is a data integration technique and system for providing data in response to a request. The data integration system may overcome the limits of a fixed scheduling system by implementing a service dependency graph (SDG). In particular, the data integration system may represent the SDG as a directed acyclic graph (DAG). Accordingly, the system may leverage the nature of DAGs in order to derive an efficient topological ordering for calling one or more services. Thus, the data integration system may retrieve and compile data in an efficient and scalable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Zhuang Li, Yifei Jiang, Dong Li, Fan Zhu, Qi Kong, Guang Yang, Jingao Wang
  • Patent number: 10649248
    Abstract: A display may have display layers such as liquid crystal display layers having a liquid crystal layer interposed between a color filter layer and a thin-film transistor layer or organic light-emitting diode layers having organic light-emitting diodes formed from thin-film transistor circuitry. The display layers may be configured to form an array of pixels that display images and may include a polarizer. An angle-of-view adjustment layer may overlap the display layers. The angle-of-view adjustment layer may include one or more liquid crystal layers. A first polarizer may be interposed between first and second liquid crystal layers and the second liquid crystal layer may be overlapped by a second polarizer. The first and second polarizers may have pass axes that are aligned with a pass axis of the polarizer in the display layers. One or more liquid crystal layers in the angle-of-view adjustment layer may include dichroic dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shih-Chyuan Fan Jiang, Shih-Wei Chang, Yuan Chen, Zhibing Ge, Cheng Chen
  • Publication number: 20200143529
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus and method thereof are provided. The image processing apparatus stores at least a reference image and performs the following operations: (a) receiving an image, (b) determining a plurality of representative keypoints for the image, such as determining the representative keypoints by a density restriction based method, (c) finding out that a matched area in the image corresponds to a first reference image according to the representative keypoints, (d) determining that a matched number between the representative keypoints and a plurality of reference keypoints of the first reference image is less than a threshold, and (e) storing the matched area in the image processing apparatus as a second reference image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventor: Shu-Jhen FAN JIANG
  • Publication number: 20200137968
    Abstract: A boat-shaped sprinkler irrigation machine is adapted for large-scale farm irrigation canals, and includes a hull, a traveling propulsion device, a sprinkler irrigation device, and an electric control device. A sprinkler irrigation auxiliary support mechanism is disposed on the hull, and comprises support legs and support roller groups. The support legs are symmetrically disposed on left and right sides of the hull, and top ends of the support legs are mounted on the hull. The support roller groups are mounted on bottom ends of the support legs. The support roller group comprises support rollers. The sprinkler irrigation device comprises a self-priming pump, a sprinkler frame, and a sprinkler gun. The sprinkler frame is fixedly mounted on the hull in a position corresponding to a symmetrical center of the support legs, and the sprinkler gun is fixedly mounted on the sprinkler frame by means of a sprinkler gun adjusting assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicants: JIANGSU HUAYUAN WATER-SAVING CO.,LTD, China University of Mining and Technology
    Inventors: Zhipeng QIU, Tao PENG, Peiyong LIU, Yuanguang LIU, Jielin SHI, Qi LIU, Zhencai ZHU, Fan JIANG
  • Publication number: 20200128766
    Abstract: An eccentric swinging stepwise rollback-type reel sprinkling irrigation machine includes a chassis, a locking-type reel, a sprinkling irrigation apparatus, and a stepwise driving apparatus. A locking channel in a circumferential direction is disposed on the locking-type reel. The stepwise driving apparatus includes a water turbine gearbox, an eccentric swinging mechanism, an upper caliper, and a lower caliper. The upper caliper and the lower caliper are clamped to be mounted on the locking channel. A water turbine is used in the eccentric swinging stepwise rollback-type reel sprinkling irrigation machine to drive the eccentric swinging mechanism to realize an eccentric swing, so as to drive the upper caliper to move up and down to be engaged with the locking channel of the locking-type reel intermittently, thereby driving the locking-type reel to roll back intermittently to automatically reel in a sprinkling irrigation PE hose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicants: JIANGSU HUAYUAN WATER-SAVING CO.,LTD, China University of Mining and Technology
    Inventors: Zhipeng QIU, Tao PENG, Peiyong LIU, Jinxiang ZHANG, Zhencai ZHU, Fan JIANG
  • Patent number: 10636139
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus and method thereof are provided. The image processing apparatus stores at least a reference image and performs the following operations: (a) receiving an image, (b) determining a plurality of representative keypoints for the image, such as determining the representative keypoints by a density restriction based method, (c) finding out that a matched area in the image corresponds to a first reference image according to the representative keypoints, (d) determining that a matched number between the representative keypoints and a plurality of reference keypoints of the first reference image is less than a threshold, and (e) storing the matched area in the image processing apparatus as a second reference image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shu-Jhen Fan Jiang
  • Publication number: 20200125091
    Abstract: A first localization system performs a first localization using a first set of sensors to track locations of the ADV along the path from a starting point to a destination point. A first localization curve is generated as a result representing the locations of the ADV along the path tracked by the first localization system. Currently, a second localization system performs a second localization using a second set of sensors to track the locations of the ADV along the path. A second localization curve is generated as a result representing the locations of the ADV along the path tracked by the second localization system. A system delay of the second localization system is determined by comparing the second localization curve against the first localization curve as a localization reference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Fan ZHU, Xin XU, Qi KONG, Yuchang PAN, Feiyi JIANG, Liangliang ZHANG, Jiaming TAO, Haoyang FAN, Hui JIANG
  • Patent number: 10629255
    Abstract: A processing system and method for a data strobe signal (DQS). A counter circuit counts falling edges of the DQS within a valid region of the DQS and thereby generates a plurality of counting signals. An OR logic circuit receives the counting signals and a DQS window start signal and thereby generates a DQS window signal. A filter circuit is provided to gate the DQS according to the DQS window signal. The DQS window start signal is kept asserted until at least one of the counting signals changes due to the counting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: VIA ALLIANCE SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chen Chen, Hui Wu, Fan Jiang, Qiang Si
  • Patent number: 10619991
    Abstract: A vertical shaft steel wire rope cage guide sliding sleeve wear amount detection device includes flexible printed circuit (FPC) flat cable units, voltage detection circuit units, a control system, and data display equipment. Two end faces of a vertical shaft steel wire rope cage guide sliding sleeve are provided with the FPC flat cable units, the FPC flat cable units being sequentially attached to end portion surfaces of the sliding sleeve along an outer periphery of a rope hole of a steel wire rope to form an enclosure; each FPC flat cable unit is connected to one voltage detection circuit unit; a signal input end of the control system is connected with the voltage detection circuit units, and a signal output end of a control module is connected to a wireless transmission module; and the data display equipment receives data transmitted by the wireless transmission module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: CHINA UNIVERSITY OF MINING AND TECHNOLOGY, XUZHOU ZHIRUN MINING EQUIPMENT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Gongbo Zhou, Zhencai Zhu, Gang Shen, Yuan Sun, Qiao Gao, Chaoquan Tang, Ping Zhou, Gang Zhang, Wei Li, Guohua Cao, Yuxing Peng, Songyong Liu, Fan Jiang, Xin Zhang
  • Publication number: 20200081527
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject technology relate to gaze-dependent visual encryption of electronic device displays. Each display frame that is displayed on the electronic device display may include a clear-display region around the user's gaze location and an obscured region outside the clear-display region. In this way, only the display content that the user is actively viewing is recognizable and understandable and an onlooker such as an unwanted observer looking over the user's shoulder is unable to understand what is displayed. The obscured region of each display frame may be generated such that the overall look and structure of that region is unchanged, but the content is unintelligible. In this way, the visual experience of the user is not disrupted or distracted by the visual encryption and the eye of the onlooker is not guided to the clear-display region by the visual encryption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Mehmet Agaoglu, Cheng Chen, Harsha Shirahatti, Zhibing Ge, Shih-Chyuan Fan Jiang, Nischay Goel, Jiaying Wu, William Sprague
  • Publication number: 20200054553
    Abstract: Biodegradable contraceptive implants and methods of making and using thereof, are preferably formed of poly(?-pentadecalactone-co-p-dioxanone) [poly(PDL-co-DO)], a family of polyester copolymers that degrade slowly in the presence of water. The material is suitable as the basis of a biodegradable contraceptive implant that provides sustained release of a progestin at a rate similar to a commercially available nondegradable implant. In a preferred embodiment, the progestin is levonorgestrel (LNG), a hormone that prevents pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg from the ovary or by preventing fertilization of the egg by sperm. The implant may be inserted subcutaneously, allowing degradation over a period of up to about 18 or 24 months, eliminating the need for removal by a trained practitioner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: W. Mark Saltzman, Elias Quijano, Fan Yang, Zhaozhong Jiang, Derek Owen
  • Patent number: 10565255
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a content item is received that was searched and identified based on a first set of one or more keywords determined based on a search query received from a client device over a network. A search is performed in an image store to identify a plurality of images based on the first set of keywords and a second set of one or more keywords associated with the content item. The images are ranked based on a user context obtained at a time when the search query was received. A composite content item is generated by incorporating an image selected from the ranked images with the content item, where the selected image is ranked above a predetermined threshold. The composite content item is transmitted to the client device over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Yifei Jiang, Zhuang Li, Dong Li, Fan Zhu, Qi Kong, Guang Yang, Jingao Wang
  • Publication number: 20200043326
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method, apparatus, and system for automatically detecting and notifying a user of a traffic rule violation using sensors and a perception module of an autonomous driving vehicle is disclosed. The operations performed comprise: capturing surrounding road traffic information at an autonomous driving vehicle (ADV) based on sensor data obtained from a plurality of sensors of the ADV; automatically detecting at the ADV a traffic rule violation of a first vehicle within a perception range of the ADV based on the surrounding road traffic information and a set of pre-configured traffic rules maintained by the ADV, including analyzing the surrounding road traffic information in view of the pre-configured traffic rules; and generating an alert in response to the detected traffic rule violation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: JIAMING TAO, LIANGLIANG ZHANG, YIFEI JIANG, DONG LI, FAN ZHU, JIANGTAO HU
  • Patent number: 10549749
    Abstract: It is determined an ADV is inevitable to collide with at least one of the objects surrounding the ADV based on the relative positions and speeds between the ADV and the objects in view of the physical dimensions of the ADV. An object may be another vehicle, a pedestrian, a bicycle, a static obstacle. For each of the objects, a collision cost between the ADV and the object is calculated using a set of one or more cost functions or cost algorithms. A collision cost represents an amount of potential damage if the collision is to occur. One of the objects is selected whose collision cost is the least amongst the objects. A path or trajectory is planned for the ADV leading or towards to the selected object to minimize the potential damage when the ADV potentially collide with the selected object compared to the remaining objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: BAIDU USA LLC, BAIDU.COM TIMES TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fan Zhu, Qi Kong, Hui Jiang
  • Publication number: 20200031195
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for controlling a HVAC system of a vehicle. An exemplary method may comprise: collecting data describing environmental measurements and one or more states of the HVAC system; predicting one or more target values by inputting the collected data into one or more inference models that include a personal inference model, wherein the personal inference model is used to predict a personal target value for the vehicle or a user of the vehicle; and outputting the one or more target values including the personal target value for the vehicle or the user of the vehicle to control the HVAC system of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: MATTHEW WOODS, DALI WANG, FAN JIANG, RYAN SCOTT MIDDLETON
  • Publication number: 20200031340
    Abstract: In some implementations, a method is provided. The method includes determining a path for an autonomous driving vehicle. The path is located within a first lane of an environment in which the autonomous driving vehicle is currently located. The method also includes obtaining sensor data. The sensor data indicates a set of speeds for a set of moving obstacles located in a second lane of the environment and wherein the second lane is adjacent to the first lane. The method further includes determining whether the set of speeds is lower than a threshold speed. The method further includes determining a new speed for the autonomous driving vehicle in response to determining that the set of speeds is lower than the threshold speed. The method further includes controlling the autonomous driving vehicle based on the path and the new speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Jiaming TAO, Liangliang ZHANG, Dong LI, Yifei JIANG, Jiangtao HU, Fan ZHU
  • Publication number: 20200027654
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to an iron-nitride material having a polycrystalline microstructure including a plurality of elongated crystallographic grains with grain boundaries, the iron-nitride material including at least one of an ??-Fe16N2 phase and a body-center-tetragonal (bct) phase comprising Fe and N. The disclosure is also directed a method producing an iron-nitride material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Jian-Ping WANG, Md MEHEDI, YanFeng JIANG, Bin MA, Delin ZHANG, Fan ZHANG, Jinming LIU