Patents by Inventor Fan Zhang

Fan Zhang 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: 10690666
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a T-helper cell (“TH-GM” cell) that is regulated by IL-7/STAT5 and which secrete GM-CSF/IL-3. Also disclosed are methods and compositions for modulating TH-GM function for the treatment of, e.g., inflammatory disorders. Diagnostic and prognostic methods for specifically identifying TH-GM-mediated inflammatory disorders (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis), as distinct from and/or in addition to non-TH-GM-mediated (e.g., TNF-?-mediated) inflammatory disorders, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
    Inventors: Fu Xin-Yuan, Wanqiang Sheng, Yongliang Zhang, Fan Yang
  • Patent number: 10693181
    Abstract: The present application provides an electrode and a lithium-ion battery. The electrode comprises: a current collector; a first active material layer comprising a first active material; and a second active material layer comprising a second active material; wherein the first active material layer is arranged between the current collector and the second active material layer. The first active material layer is formed on at least one surface of the current collector, and a ratio of an average particle size of the second active material to an average particle size of the first active material is from 1:1 to 40:1. The active material layer is used in the present application to ensure that the lithium-ion battery does not generate a short circuit when pressed by an external force, thereby ensuring the mechanical safety performance of the lithium-ion battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Ningde Amperex Technology Limited
    Inventors: Chaowang Lin, Fan Yang, Yisong Su, Huawei Zhong, Changming Qu, Xiaozhen Zhang
  • Publication number: 20200187698
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a float valve motion detection device, a pot cover assembly and a pressure cooking appliance, the float valve motion detection device comprising: a float valve, a hollow inductance coil (3) and a detection circuit. A valve core (2) of the float valve is made of materials having permeability unequal to that of air. When the valve core (2) is pushed by the pressure in a pot from a first position to a second position, the volume of the valve core (2) in the hollow inductance coil (3) changes, which changes the inductance of the hollow inductance coil (3). A detection circuit determines the position of the valve core (2) by means of detecting the change in the inductance of the hollow inductance coil (3) so as to determine whether it is safe to uncover at the current time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Feng PENG, Fan ZHANG
  • Patent number: 10682078
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for matching the tinnitus of a subject are provided. A plurality of sounds are applied to a subject. The plurality of sounds includes a plurality of first sounds and further includes a plurality of second sounds. A first likeness score associated with the plurality of the sounds is received. Each first likeness score is representative of the similarity of the sound associated therewith to the tinnitus of the subject. At least one third sound is generated based on at least one of the plurality of first sounds and based on at least one of the plurality of second sounds. The at least one third sound is generated based on the first likeness scores associated with the plurality of sounds. A fourth sound is determined based on the at least one third sound. The fourth sound matches the tinnitus of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents Of The University Of California
    Inventors: Fan-Gang Zeng, Duo Zhang, Janice Erica Chang
  • Patent number: 10682270
    Abstract: A seat, a motion control method thereof and a motion control system thereof. The motion control method for the seat includes: acquiring images of around the seat, and tracking a current caregiver via image recognition; determining a relative position between the current caregiver and the seat; and controlling a motion of the seat based on the relative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiao Zhang, Fan Yang
  • Patent number: 10682680
    Abstract: An in-situ chemical oxidation high pressure injection optimization remediation method for soil and groundwater. A field test determines the diffusion radius of the injection agent in a typical formation, the maximum single-hole grouting amount per linear meter and the injectability parameter. Density-increased supplementary investigation, soil and groundwater data analysis, is divided by spatial distribution into four concentration main partitions, eight concentration sub-partitions. By optimizing the single-hole grouting amount per linear meter, the preparation concentration of the oxidant, and the parameters of the formulation of each partition, the optimization of the dosing ratio of remediation agent of each partition is achieved. The specific construction performance is to adjust the lifting speed of the high pressure injection drill pipe during the injection process for finally achieve the purpose of reducing the dosing ratio parameters of the agent in the remediation plot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BCEG ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuewei Yang, Shupeng Li, Yue Zhang, Fuwang Wang, Lili Guo, Xiaowei Song, Fan Chen, Pengcheng Yin, Shuangchao Cui, Yan Liu, Qiang Niu
  • Publication number: 20200186924
    Abstract: A method for switching modes of an electronic device is presented. The method can collect sound of the predetermined scenario by a collector of the electronic device, and confirm prominent sound from the collected sound. When the duration of the prominent sound is greater than or equal to a first period of time, the method can confirm that the prominent sound is a sample sound, and switch the silent mode to ringing mode of the electronic device when the collector has not collected the prominent sound during a second period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: SEN FAN, JUN-WEI ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20200183497
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for operating a service object, and an electronic device include: obtaining first person's behavior data; generating a first service object control instruction corresponding to the first person's behavior data; and sending the first service object control instruction to a second terminal, so that the second terminal displays a service object based on the first service object control instruction; receiving a first service object control instruction sent by a first terminal; generating a second service object control instruction corresponding to second person's behavior data, the second person's behavior data being obtained by the second terminal; and displaying a service object based on the first service object control instruction and the second service object control instruction; thereby enriching the interaction modes between terminals, improving interaction flexibility, and satisfying interaction requirements for a first terminal user and/or a second terminal user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: BEIJING SENSETIME TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD
    Inventors: Fan ZHANG, Binxu PENG, Kaijia CHEN
  • Publication number: 20200185040
    Abstract: A memory system includes a memory device and a controller. The controller determines a target word line group to which a target word line corresponding to a read command belongs. The controller identifies a reference voltage corresponding to the target word line group. The controller controls the memory device to perform a read operation on a target page coupled to the target word line, using the reference voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Aman BHATIA, Chenrong XIONG, Fan ZHANG, Naveen KUMAR, Xuanxuan LU, Yu CAI
  • Patent number: 10681479
    Abstract: A device for providing audio data to a plurality of Bluetooth audio devices is provided. The device includes one or more Bluetooth transceivers for communicating with the plurality of Bluetooth audio devices, at least one network interface, one or more processors, and a memory for storing instructions executable by the one or more processors. The one or more processors may be configured to receive the audio data via the at least one network interface, decode the audio data for audio playing, and transmit the decoded audio data to the plurality of Bluetooth audio devices via the one or more Bluetooth transceivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: CASSIA NETWORKS INC.
    Inventors: Jiamin Zhao, Fuyong Zhao, Kunpeng Zhang, Fan Liang
  • Patent number: 10680647
    Abstract: Techniques are described for performing a check node update (CNU) as part of iterative decoding of a low density-parity check (LDPC) code. The CNU uses a min-sum decoding approach that monitors whether two values received in messages from two variable nodes connected to a check nodes are equal and are the minimum value among the values received by the check nodes from other variable nodes connected thereto. Upon detecting such an event, the minimum value is adjusted by reducing it by an adjustment value to generate an adjusted minimum value. This adjusted minimum value approximates the minimum value that a sum-product algorithm (SPA) decoding approach would have generated. The adjusted minimum value is included in a response message sent from the check node to a variable node. The bit corresponding to that variable node is decoded based on this adjusted minimum value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Aman Bhatia, Naveen Kumar, Abhiram Prabhakar, Chenrong Xiong, Fan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20200171572
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to thermoelectric materials prepared by self-propagating high temperature synthesis (SHS) process combining with Plasma activated sintering and methods for preparing thereof. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to the new criterion for combustion synthesis and the method for preparing the thermoelectric materials which meet the new criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Xinfeng TANG, Xianli SU, Qiang ZHANG, Xin CHENG, Dongwang YANG, Gang ZHENG, Fan FU, Tao LIANG, Qingjie ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20200171574
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to thermoelectric materials prepared by self-propagating high temperature synthesis (SHS) process combining with Plasma activated sintering and methods for preparing thereof. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to the new criterion for combustion synthesis and the method for preparing the thermoelectric materials which meet the new criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Xinfeng TANG, Xianli SU, Qiang ZHANG, Xin CHENG, Dongwang YANG, Gang ZHENG, Fan FU, Tao LIANG, Qingjie ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20200172938
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for domesticating Saccharomyces cerevisiae which is resistant to fermentation inhibitors, high temperature and high concentration of ethanol. The method comprises a primary domestication and a secondary domestication of the S. cerevisiae, wherein the primary domestication comprises the steps of replacing the fermented mash with fresh liquefied mash and continuing fermentation when the ethanol content in the fermented mash reaches a higher concentration (>12% (v/v)), the replacement is performed for at least 20 times, and the time interval of replacements is 20-30 hours; the secondary domestication comprises the steps of performing high-temperature domestication on the primary domesticated strain by a temperature gradient and replacing the fermented mash for multiple times, wherein the temperature is raised by 0.5° C.-2° C. every 18-24 times of replacement. The domesticated S.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicants: COFCO (Jilin) Bio-Chemical Technology Co., Ltd., COFCO Bio-Energy (Zhaodong) Co., Ltd., Nutrition & Health Research Institute, COFCO Corporation
    Inventors: Yi TONG, Yi LI, Junqi ZHANG, Taibo HE, Zexing WANG, Bo HOU, Hui LIU, Fan LI, Lida WU
  • Publication number: 20200171570
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to thermoelectric materials prepared by self-propagating high temperature synthesis (SHS) process combining with Plasma activated sintering and methods for preparing thereof. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to the new criterion for combustion synthesis and the method for preparing the thermoelectric materials which meet the new criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Xinfeng TANG, Xianli SU, Qiang ZHANG, Xin CHENG, Dongwang YANG, Gang ZHENG, Fan FU, Tao LIANG, Qingjie ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20200173932
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for die defect detection are disclosed. The apparatus includes: a light source unit (10) for emitting light of at least two wavelengths; a beam splitter (40) for receiving the light emitted by the light source unit (10) and splitting it into a first portion and a second portion, the first portion of the light reflected by a die (60) surface under inspection and thereby forming a detection beam; a reference unit (70) for receiving the second portion of the light and processing it into a reference beam; and a detection unit (90) for receiving the detection beam and the reference beam. The reference beam crosses the detection beam at an angle and thus produces interference fringes on a sensing surface of the detection unit (90), based on which a defect parameter of the die (60) surface under inspection is determined. This apparatus is capable of measuring a die with improved accuracy and efficiency and is suitable for the measurement of large dies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Pengli ZHANG, Hailiang LU, Fan WANG
  • Publication number: 20200171571
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to thermoelectric materials prepared by self-propagating high temperature synthesis (SHS) process combining with Plasma activated sintering and methods for preparing thereof. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to the new criterion for combustion synthesis and the method for preparing the thermoelectric materials which meet the new criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Xinfeng TANG, Xianli SU, Qiang ZHANG, Xin CHENG, Dongwang YANG, Gang ZHENG, Fan FU, Tao LIANG, Qingjie ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20200171573
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to thermoelectric materials prepared by self-propagating high temperature synthesis (SHS) process combining with Plasma activated sintering and methods for preparing thereof. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to the new criterion for combustion synthesis and the method for preparing the thermoelectric materials which meet the new criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Xinfeng TANG, Xianli SU, Qiang ZHANG, Xin CHENG, Dongwang YANG, Gang ZHENG, Fan FU, Tao LIANG, Qingjie ZHANG
  • Patent number: 10671526
    Abstract: An electronic computing device, a method for adjusting the trigger mechanism of a garbage collection function, and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium thereof are provided. A storage unit of the electronic computing device stores a whitelist. The whitelist records a plurality of data sets, wherein each of the data sets has a name of an application and an offset value of the application. A processor of the electronic computing device executes a system program. The system program loads the whitelist into a memory during a initialization procedure. The system program detects that a specific application is triggered and retrieves the offset value of the specific application from the whitelist in the memory according to the name of the specific application. The system program forks a process to the specific application and updates a threshold of a garbage collection function according to the offset value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wen-Yuan Ho, Yi-Fan Zhang, Xiao-Ting Hong
  • Patent number: 10672497
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling a storage system, which can include a plurality of memory cells arranged in blocks and a memory controller coupled to the plurality of memory cells for controlling data write and read in the plurality of memory cells. The method includes identifying a block as a good block, if a count of bad pages in the block is zero, identifying the block as a degraded block if the count of bad pages is below a threshold number, and identifying the block as a bad block if the count of bad pages is above or equal to the threshold number. The method includes using good blocks and degraded blocks for read and program operations, and not using the bad blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SK Hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Cai, Fan Zhang, Naveen Kumar, Aman Bhatia, Chenrong Xiong, Xuanxuan Lu