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).

  • 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
  • Patent number: 10535287
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for improving displayed image quality of an electronic display that includes a display pixel. The electronic display displays a first image frame directly after a second image frame by applying an analog electrical signal to the display pixel. To facilitate display of the first image frame, circuitry receives image data corresponding to the image frame, in which the image data includes a grayscale value that indicates target luminance of the display pixel; determines expected refresh rate of the first image frame based at least in part on actual refresh rate of the second image frame; determines a pixel response correction offset based at least in part on the expected refresh rate of the first image frame; and determines processed image data by applying the pixel response correction offset to the grayscale value, in which the processed image data indicates magnitude of the analog electrical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Chaohao Wang, Lu Zhang, Zhibing Ge, Shih-Chyuan Fan Jiang, Ilie Garbacea, Marc Albrecht, Kingsuk Brahma, Hopil Bae, Paolo Sacchetto, Jie Won Ryu, Sandro H. Pintz, Chengrui Le
  • Patent number: 10520763
    Abstract: Liquid crystal display systems and methods of operation are described. In an embodiment, a liquid crystal display pixel cell includes an insulation layer spanning over a passivation layer and the plurality of signal electrodes such that it separates the signal electrodes from polymer alignment layer for the liquid crystal. In an embodiment, a method of operating a liquid crystal display panel includes temporal compensation of the Vcom value as a function of time and one or more operating parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shih-Chyuan Fan Jiang, Zhibing Ge, Lei Zhao, Chaohao Wang, Paul P. Lu
  • Publication number: 20190391585
    Abstract: An autonomous driving vehicle (ADV) may determine a predicted path for a moving obstacle and speeds for different portions of the path. The ADV use multiple threads in parallel to determine the path and speeds for the different portions of the path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Liangliang Zhang, Dong Li, Jiangtao Hu, Jiaming Tao, Yifei Jiang, Fan Zhu
  • Publication number: 20190376780
    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: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicants: 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
  • Patent number: 10496164
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a display. Input-output circuitry in the electronic device may be used to gather input from a viewer of the display. The input-output circuitry may include a gaze tracking system that gathers point-of-gaze information, vergence information, and head position information, may be a biometric sensor, may be an input device such as a button or touch sensor, may capture hand gestures, and/or may gather other information. The display may include a pixel array for producing images. An adjustable reflectance and transmittance layer may overlap the pixel array. Control circuitry in the electronic device may individually adjust different areas of the adjustable reflectance and transmittance layer. The control circuitry may place each area in a reflective mirror more or in a content-displaying mode and may move the areas in response to the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul V. Johnson, Yuan Chen, Bryan W. Posner, Cheng Chen, Chia Hsuan Tai, Jiaying Wu, Robert Y. Cao, Shih-Chyuan Fan Jiang, Shih-Wei Chang, Xiaokai Li, Zhibing Ge, Dinesh C. Mathew
  • Patent number: 10496698
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, in response to a content description describing a content item, an analysis is performed on the content description. An image having image content is identified that is related to the content description based on the analysis. One or more phrases are derived from the content description based on the analysis, the one or more phrases summarizing the content description. A list of content styles is determined based on a relationship between the image and the one or more phrases. A composite content item having the image and the one or more phrases therein is generated based on a selected content style selected from the list of content styles. The image and the one or more phrases are arranged according to a layout corresponding to the selected content style.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Yifei Jiang, Dong Li, Zhuang Li, Fan Zhu, Qi Kong, Guang Yang, Jingao Wang
  • Publication number: 20190362041
    Abstract: A reliability robust design method for multiple failure modes of an ultra-deep well hoisting container, including: defining randomness of a structural parameter, a material property, and a dynamic load of a hoisting container, and solving a random response of a structural failure for a random parameter using a design of experiment method; establishing reliability performance functions of each failure modes in accordance with failure criterion of the hoisting container; establishing a joint probability model of correlated failures using a copula theory in consideration of probability correlation between the failure modes; establishing, a system reliability model with failure correlation of the hoister container; establishing a sensitivity model concerning each random parameter for system reliability of the hoisting container; and establishing, in conjunction with an optimization design model, a reliability robust optimization design model for the hoisting container using a joint failure probability and paramet
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: CHINA UNIVERSITY OF MINING AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hao LU, Zhencai ZHU, Gongbo ZHOU, Yuxing PENG, Guohua CAO, Wei LI, Gang SHEN, Dagang WANG, Fan JIANG
  • Patent number: 10468074
    Abstract: A controller includes an input/output circuit and a reference voltage generating circuit. The input/output circuit includes a plurality of receiving circuits. Each receiving circuit receives and processes one data bit and generates an output bit accordingly. The reference voltage generating circuit is coupled to the input/output circuit and includes a plurality of circuit units for providing a plurality of reference voltages. One of the circuit units is coupled to one of the receiving circuits to provide a reference voltage to the corresponding receiving circuit and the receiving circuit processes the data bit according to the received reference voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SHANGHAI ZHAOXIN SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minglu Xu, Fan Jiang, Jiajia Xia
  • Patent number: 10454241
    Abstract: An optoelectronic device includes a semiconductor substrate, having front and back sides and having at least one cavity extending from the back side through the semiconductor substrate into proximity with the front side. At least one optoelectronic emitter is formed on the front side of the semiconductor substrate in proximity with the at least one cavity. A heat-conducting material at least partially fills the at least one cavity and is configured to serve as a heat sink for the at least one optoelectronic emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Tongbi T. Jiang, Weiping Li, Xiaofeng Fan
  • Publication number: 20190317509
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a system operates an ADV. In one embodiment, the system perceives a driving environment surrounding the ADV based on sensor data obtained from a plurality of sensors, including perceiving a moving obstacle that is moving relative to the ADV. The system projects the moving obstacle as a figure onto a station-time (ST) coordinate system, wherein the ST coordinate system indicates a distance between the figure and a reference point at different points in time. And the system, for each of a plurality of predetermined processing time intervals, determines two points of the figure in the ST coordinate system to represent a shape of the figure, wherein the shape of the figure is utilized to plan a trajectory to drive the ADV to avoid colliding with the moving obstacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: LIANGLIANG ZHANG, DONG LI, JIANGTAO HU, JIAMING TAO, YIFEI JIANG, FAN ZHU
  • Publication number: 20190311619
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system receives vehicle information from one or more ADVs. The system determines a location and a heading of each ADV from the vehicle information of the ADV. For each of the ADVs, the system determines if the ADV is approaching a traffic light junction based on the location and the heading of the ADV. The system sends the vehicle information of the ADVs to a traffic light control system in response to determining the ADV is approaching the traffic light junction, where the vehicle information is used by the traffic light control system to direct a traffic flow at the traffic light junction, including adjusting a time duration of a light signal at one or more traffic lights disposed at the traffic light junction in advance of the ADVs arriving at the traffic light junction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Jiaming Tao, Yifei Jiang, Liangliang Zhang, Dong Li, Jiangtao Hu, Fan Zhu
  • Publication number: 20190302781
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system sends current location information of the ADV to an alert service over a network, where the alert service is communicatively coupled to a number of ADVs. The system receives a broadcasted alert signal from the alert service, where the alert service has determined that the ADV is or will be located in an alert area, and the location of the alert area is determined based on a location of a dispatched vehicle having a higher priority of traveling. In response to receiving the broadcast alert signal, the system examines a current state and the current location of the ADV in view of the alert area to determine whether the ADV should overtake or yield the alert area based on a set of rules. The system generates a trajectory to control the ADV to navigate the alert area based on the examination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Jiaming Tao, Yifei Jiang, Liangliang Zhang, Dong Li, Jiangtao Hu, Fan Zhu
  • Publication number: 20190304310
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system of an ADV perceives a driving environment surrounding the ADV using a plurality of sensors mounted on the ADV. The system identifies a blind spot based on the perceived driving environment surrounding the ADV. The system in response to identifying the blind spot, receives an image having the blind spot from an image capturing device disposed within a predetermined proximity of the blind spot. In some embodiments, the system receives the image having the blind spot from a remote server communicatively coupled to the image capturing device. The system identifies an obstacle of interest at the blind spot of the ADV based on the image. The system generates a trajectory based on the obstacle of interest at the blind spot to control the ADV to avoid the obstacle of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Jiaming Tao, Liangliang Zhang, Dong Li, Yifei Jiang, Jiangtao Hu, Fan Zhu
  • Publication number: 20190276012
    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: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Fan ZHU, Qi KONG, Hui JIANG
  • Publication number: 20190278276
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a system performs an emergency stop when a speed planning optimization fails to generate a speed curve. In one embodiment, in response to an emergency stop request, the system generates one or more path-time analytical curves, where each of the one or more path-time curves is represented by a polynomial function. The system selects one of the path-time analytical curves to determine whether the selected path-time analytical curve satisfies a set of evaluation criteria. If the selected path-time analytical curve does not satisfy the set of evaluation criteria, the system selects a next one of the path-time analytical curves for evaluation. If the selected path-time analytical curve satisfies the set of evaluation criteria, the system generates a trajectory based on the selected path-time analytical curve to control the ADV during an emergency stop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Liangliang Zhang, Dong Li, Yifei Jiang, Jiaming Tao, Fan Zhu, Jiangtao Hu
  • Patent number: 10411408
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes: an insulative housing defining a receiving room communicating with outside; plural contacts retained in the insulative housing; and a latch member assembled on a rear side of the insulative housing, latch member comprising a locking portion received in the receiving room and a pressing portion connected to a rear end of the locking portion; wherein the latch member further comprises a resilient portion connected to a rear end of the pressing portion and a fixing portion connected to a rear end of the resilient portion and fixed relative to the insulative housing, the locking portion defines a locking section on a front end thereof to lock with a docking connector, and the locking portion is movable within the receiving room by applying an external force to the pressing portion, thereby unlocking the locking section from the docking connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Xiao Fan, Zhao-Tao Jiang
  • Publication number: 20190270794
    Abstract: The present disclosure encompasses compositions and methods for effectively treating at least one symptom or sign of A plaque or cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) associated symptoms, or for decreasing amyloid plaque load or CAA load. The method comprises administering an effective amount of an anti-ApoE antibody to a mammalian subject, such as to a human.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: David Holtzman, Hong Jiang, Fan Liao, Thu Nga Bien-Ly, Mark S. Dennis, Jing Guo, Adam P. Silverman, Ryan J. Watts, Yin Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190254462
    Abstract: Disclosed are a pot cover assembly and a cooking utensil having same. The pot cover assembly comprises a pot cover body and a spill-proof detection device. The spill-proof detection device is a capacitive detection device and it is provided on the pot cover body. At least a lower surface of the spill-proof detection device forms a detection plane and a capacitance value of the spill-proof detection device is changed as a function of a contact medium of the detection plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Jun LEI, Wenhua LIU, Yunfeng WANG, Shufeng HUANG, Deyong JIANG, Fan ZHANG, Weiming HUANG
  • Patent number: 10390127
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wearable display equipment, comprising a headphone device including two headphone bodies, a display device including a housing and an optical display module within the housing, the housing including two end regions respectively adjacent to the two headphone bodies, a middle region between the two end regions, and a connecting portion disposed in the middle region, and a connecting component including a main body and two distal ends respectively extending from two opposite sides of the main body, the two distal ends respectively connected to the two headphone bodies, and the main body at least partially connected to the connecting portion. The display device is connected to the headphone device via the connecting component such that, when a user pushes the two headphone bodies away from each other, the two end regions of the display device are detached from the connecting component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOGIES CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Songling Yang, Chao Jiang, Songya Chen, Linwei Yu, Fan Yang, Xinyuan Xia