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: 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
  • Publication number: 20200163957
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are described in which the topical application of a toll-like receptor 7 agonist or a toll-like receptor 9 agonist at or near a subdermal vaccination site provides an enhanced response to the vaccination. The enhanced response can be an elevated antibody titer relative to an untreated but vaccinated subject, and/or development of cross-species immunity to species not present in the vaccinating composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Fan Ngai HUNG, Jinxia ZHANG, Kai Wang Kelvin TO, Johnson Yiu-Nam LAU, Kwok Yung YUEN
  • Publication number: 20200168081
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods for an Intelligent Road Infrastructure System (IRIS), which facilitates vehicle operations and control for connected automated vehicle highway (CAVH) systems. IRIS systems and methods provide vehicles with individually customized information and real-time control instructions for vehicle to fulfill the driving tasks such as car following, lane changing, and route guidance. IRIS systems and methods also manage transportation operations and management services for both freeways and urban arterials. In some embodiments, the IRIS comprises or consists of one of more of the following physical subsystems: (1) Roadside unit (RSU) network, (2) Traffic Control Unit (TCU) and Traffic Control Center (TCC) network, (3) vehicle onboard unit (OBU), (4) traffic operations centers (TOCs), and (5) cloud information and computing services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Bin Ran, Yang Cheng, Shen Li, Zhen Zhang, Fan Ding, Huachun Tan, Yuankai Wu, Shuoxuan Dong, Linhui Ye, Xiaotian Li, Tianyi Chen, Kunsong Shi, Jing Jin, Xiaoxuan Chen
  • Publication number: 20200162715
    Abstract: Techniques related to interpolating an intermediate view image from multi-view images are discussed. Such techniques include downsampling first and second images that represent a view of a scene, generating a disparity map based on applying a first CNN to the downscaled first and second images, translating the downscaled first and second images using the disparity map, applying a second CNN to the translated downscaled first and second images and the disparity map to generate a downscaled intermediate image, and upscaling the downscaled intermediate image to an intermediate image at the resolution of the first and second images using an image super-resolution convolutional neural network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Bindita Chaudhuri, Fan Zhang, Oscar Nestares
  • Publication number: 20200150651
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for controlling an autonomous vehicle are provided according to the embodiments of the disclosure. The method includes: sending, in response to determining that a pedestrian is in a first target area, behavior prompt information representing prompting the pedestrian to make a corresponding behavior; determining whether a deceleration condition matching the behavior prompt information is satisfied based on acquired behavior information of the pedestrian; and sending control information for reducing a moving speed of the autonomous vehicle, in response to determining that the deceleration condition is satisfied and determining that a speed of the autonomous vehicle is greater than a preset deceleration threshold. According to the embodiments, deceleration control of the autonomous vehicle is achieved based on the response of the pedestrian to the behavior prompt information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Mengmeng Tang, Wanqi Chai, Junping Wang, Fan Yang, Xiaohua Yang, Jing Li, Chen Chen, Shi Hu, Xuan Huang, Yan Feng, Wenlong Rao, Haifeng Li, Gao Yu, Ning Yu, Shuang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10651000
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a preparation method of pressed Scandia-doped dispenser cathode using microwave sintering. Embodiments of the present disclosure include dissolving some nitrates and ammonium metatungstate with deionized water to prepare a homogeneous solution. Precursor powder with uniform size is obtained by spray drying, the precursor powder is decomposed, and two-step reduction may be proceeded to form doped tungsten powder with uniform element distribution. The cathode is prepared by one-time microwave sintering. One-time forming of cathode sintering is realized, and sintering shrinkage and sintering time are reduced significantly. The method has excellent repeatability, and the cathode has a homogeneous structure and excellent emission performance at 950° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing University of Technology
    Inventors: Wei Liu, Mingchaung Tian, Jinshu Wang, Fan Zhou, Yiman Wang, Liran Dong, Yunfei Yang, Quan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10648145
    Abstract: A floating drilling platform for offshore oil/gas drilling and exploration in ice-infested polar areas comprises a deck module, a hard compartment, and a soft compartment sequentially connected from top to bottom. The bottom of the deck module is connected to the top of the hard compartment by evenly distributed column. Both the hard and the soft compartments are cylinders centrally arranged with center wells. The deck module is also centrally arranged with a center well. The hard compartment, the soft compartment and the deck module are coincident with a centerline. The outer diameter of the soft compartment, as well as that of the deck module, is larger than that of the hard compartment. The top of the hard compartment is designed with a circular inclined plane upwardly and outwardly arranged at the outer edge. The top of the circular inclined plane is connected to the bottom of the deck module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: China Merchants Heavy Industry (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhengquan Zhou, Fan Zhang, Lixin Xu, Mingyuan Sun, Jiancheng Liu
  • Publication number: 20200139440
    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: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Xinfeng TANG, Xianli SU, Qiang ZHANG, Xin CHENG, Dongwang YANG, Gang ZHENG, Fan FU, Tao LIANG, Qingjie ZHANG
  • Patent number: 10644609
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus, including a capacitor module having a plurality of connecting terminals and a plurality of switch elements. Each switch element has at least one switch terminal coupled to a corresponding connecting terminal, wherein the switch elements are configured for mutually exclusive operation via a control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: GE Energy Power Conversion Technology, Ltd.
    Inventors: Fan Zhang, Richard S. Zhang, Kunlun Chen, Stefan Schroeder, Zhihui Yuan, Jie Shen
  • Publication number: 20200135077
    Abstract: Provided are a display panel and a display device. The display panel includes a display area and a non-display area surrounding the display area, the display area includes a first rectangular area and a first special-shaped area disposed adjacent to the first rectangular area, and the non-display area includes a second rectangular area adjacent to the first rectangular area and a second special-shaped area adjacent to the first special-shaped area. The display area includes pixel units arranged in an array, and a plurality of shift registers are disposed in the second rectangular area and the second special-shaped area, where each of the plurality of shift registers is connected to a row of pixel units. The second special-shaped area includes a laser cutting affected area, where none of the plurality of shift registers is disposed in at least part of the laser cutting affected area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Xiamen Tianma Micro-Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mengzi Zhang, Fan Guo, Junjun Gan, Huangyao Wu, Shumao Wu, Guochang Lai, Xiufeng Zhou
  • Publication number: 20200131502
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and compositions provided herein relate to preparation of beads encapsulating biomolecules for performing sequential reactions on the biomolecules. Some embodiments include preparation of nucleic acid reactions within the bead, wherein the bead includes pores that allow diffusion of molecules into or out of the beads while retaining other molecules of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Steven Norberg, Dmitry Pokholok, Ramesh Ramji, Frank J. Steemers, Fan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20200128786
    Abstract: The present application discloses an interactive intelligent pet feeding device which belongs to the technical field of pet feeding devices, including a feeding device body, the feeding device body including a pet food feeding control device and a shake detection module, the pet food feeding control device being configured to realize quantitative feeding of pet food and prevent jamming of the pet food, the shake detection module being configured to detect the motion state of the feeding device body, the shake detection module being connected to a control module to implement data communication, and the control module implementing data communication with a mobile terminal through a wireless transmission module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Jie JI, Fengyuan YANG, Fan LIU, Hao LI, Chuandong ZHANG, Huali DING, Zhipeng HU, Chen CHEN
  • 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: 10636548
    Abstract: A housing structure of a planar resistor is provided, wherein electrode extraction ends of the planar resistor are on the same side of the resistor. A housing structure body is made of an insulating material covering the surface of the resistor. An insulating structure having a groove opening facing toward or away from the resistor is provided around each electrode extraction end of the resistor. The insulating structure is configured to be a multi-tooth or multi-groove insulating structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Xiang Zhang, Chihan Chen, Zhao Li, Ge Song, Li Zheng, Fan Yang
  • Patent number: 10632578
    Abstract: An assembly method for a DC converter valve includes: assembling a top shielding case: lifting the top shielding case to a designated height via a lifting platform, and then fixedly connecting the top shielding case to lower ends of insulators, fixedly connecting upper ends of the insulators to a truss, the truss being located on the top of a valve hall; assembling valve layers: lifting the valve layers to designated locations in a sequence from top to bottom via the lifting platform; and assembling a bottom shielding case: lifting the bottom shielding case to a designated height via the lifting platform, connecting the bottom shielding case to a lowermost valve layer and suspending the bottom shielding case below the lowermost valve layer via suspension insulators. By means of the present invention, the operation is convenient, a small quantity of devices is used, and the security and reliability are high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Xiang Zhang, Fan Yang, Guoxing Bai, Zhao Li, Liang Liu, Xiaodong Shi
  • Patent number: 10633432
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a VC-CAR molecule and a use thereof in removing HIV-1 infected cells. The VC-CAR molecule is characterized by linking an HIV-1 broad-spectrum neutralizing antibody VRC01 sourced scFv sequence and an intracellular domain sequence of a conventional CAR molecule which are respectively used as extracellular and intracellular domains. A T cell modified by the VC-CAR molecule can be specifically activated and secrete a great number of cytotoxicity-related cytokines, so that lysis of a target cell can be powerfully mediated, and it can be better used for anti-infection adoptive immunotherapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Shenzhen City of Regeneration Biological Pharmaceutical Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hui Zhang, Bingfeng Liu, Fan Zou
  • Patent number: 10636530
    Abstract: A flow distribution device (3) for a reactor, a lower internals (100) of a reactor and a reactor are provided. The lower internals (100) includes: a lower core support plate (2) defining a coolant hole therethrough; a flow distribution device (3) mounted on the lower core support plate (2) and including a distribution annular plate (8) and a distribution bottom plate (9); a vortex suppression plate (7) disposed below the distribution bottom plate (9); a support column (4) defining an upper end connected with the lower core support plate (2) and a lower end passing through the distribution bottom plate (9) to connect with the vortex suppression plate (7); an energy absorption device (5) defining an upper end connected with the vortex suppression plate (7); and an anti-break bottom plate (6) disposed on the lower end of the energy absorption device (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Shaoxuan Lin, Yejia Liang, Zonghua Ding, Ming Zhang, Qing Yu, Wei Zhang, Weida Yao, Fan Yu
  • Publication number: 20200128097
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification generally relates to pre-caching data for a predicted future action. In some implementations, a client device includes a data storage device having a cache that stores data received for one or more mobile applications and a data processing apparatus that communicates with the data storage device and a display. A user interface context can be determined for a given user interface being presented for a given application. A predicted next action that a user of the client device will perform at the given user interface can be determined based on the user interface context. Prior to detecting the predicted next action, a request for next action data that will be presented in response to the user performing the predicted next action can be transmitted over a network. The next action data can be received and stored in the cache.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Fan Zhang, Peng Zhuang, Yi Meng
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200121777
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide for a Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) Multiple Antigen Presenting System (MAPS) immunogenic composition comprising an immunogenic polysaccharide which induces an immune response, where at least one M. tuberculosis peptide or polypeptide antigen is associated to the immunogenic polysaccharide by complementary affinity molecules. In some embodiments, the immunogenic polysaccharide can be an antigenic capsular polysaccharide of a Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Type 5 (CP5) or Type 8 (CP8), or a combination of Type 5 or Type 8 capsular polysaccharide from Staphylococcus aureus, or alternatively, a different immunogenic capsular or noncapsular polysaccharide, and where the protein or peptide M. tuberculosis antigens are indirectly linked via an affinity binding pair. The present M. tuberculosis-MAPS immunogenic compositions can elicit both humoral and cellular immune responses to the immunogenic polysaccharide and one or multiple M. tuberculosis antigens at the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Fan ZHANG, Richard MALLEY, Yingjie LU