Patents by Inventor Fang Lu

Fang Lu 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: 20220292895
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for monitoring and alarming hydrogen leakage of a fuel-cell vehicle and a system thereof. The method comprises the steps of: acquiring the current hydrogen concentration of a fuel-cell vehicle; judging whether the current hydrogen concentration is 0, if not, acquiring the measured hydrogen concentration, the hydrogen pressure drop value and the normal pressure range generated when the current hydrogen concentration of the fuel-cell vehicle is 0; judging whether the hydrogen pressure drop value exceeds the normal pressure range, if so, determining the predicted hydrogen concentration according to the measured hydrogen concentration and the hydrogen pressure drop value; judging whether the predicted hydrogen concentration exceeds the hydrogen leakage alarm threshold, and if not, determining the hydrogen leakage and issuing an alarm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Meilin Ren, Tianyou Wang, Fang Wang, Yuntang He, Dong Hao, Zhizhao Che, Zhen Lu, Cheng Wang, Chenshu Hu, Hao Lan
  • Publication number: 20220295187
    Abstract: This application provides a wireless headset, and relates to the field of TWS wireless headsets. The wireless headset includes a headset housing and a headset assembly accommodated in the headset housing. The headset assembly includes a microphone. The headset housing includes a bottom housing, the bottom housing includes a first bottom housing part and a second bottom housing part that are separated by using an insulating material, the first bottom housing part is a positive charging electrode, and the second bottom housing part is a negative charging electrode. A plurality of sound inlet holes are disposed on the bottom housing, and form microphone sound inlet channels communicating with each other. In the foregoing technical solutions, wind noise can be reduced, and call experience can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Fang-Ching LEE, Shijia PI, Lin LU, Guofei DIAO, Zhonghua WANG
  • Patent number: 11432776
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for medical device administration and interaction by identifying a medical event affecting a first individual, a medical device associated with treating the medical event, and an initial attentiveness level of an administering individual; outputting a tutorial for how to use the medical device to treat the medical event with a first control level, wherein the first control level based on the initial attentiveness level of the administering individual; and in response to receiving a triggering event while outputting the tutorial: determining a current attentiveness level for the administering individual; and in response to the current attentiveness level indicating a change from the initial attentiveness level, adjusting the tutorial based on a second control level, different than the first control level, based on the change from the initial attentiveness level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R Bastide, Fang Lu, Ishwarya Rajendrababu, Sathyanarayanan Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 11423094
    Abstract: A system and method for assessing a potential problem associated with information in a document. In an embodiment, a document for analysis may be received, the document being part of a corpus of one or more documents stored in an electronic format. The document may be analyzed to identify reference(s) in the document, wherein the reference(s) are each selected from the group comprising a natural language statement, a reference in a first part of the document to a second part of the document, or a reference to or from another document. Based on the reference(s), a knowledge graph may be generated to represent information in the document. A risk assessment of a reference in the document may be determined using the knowledge graph. A visual indicator may be applied to the document that emphasizes a potential problem with the reference based on the risk assessment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Fang Lu, Matthew E. Broomhall, Robert E. Loredo
  • Patent number: 11423185
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention disclose a method for determining whether to perform mute/unmute functions to secure voice communication on multiple devices to allow for safeguarding of sensitive information of a user. The method includes one or more processors identifying one or more audio communications from a first user to a second user, wherein the one or more audio communications is transmitted utilizing a first computing device. The method further includes determining an objective of the first user based at least in part on the audio communication of the first user. The method further includes determining a set of conditions corresponding to the one or more audio communications and the objective, wherein the set of conditions indicate a vulnerability of personal data of the first user. The method further includes prohibiting the first computing device from transmitting audio data that includes the personal data of the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nadiya Kochura, Fang Lu, Anh Uong
  • Patent number: 11424111
    Abstract: A sputtering target assembly, sputtering apparatus, and method, the target assembly including a backing plate having an aperture formed therein; and a target bonded to a front surface of the backing plate. The aperture is disposed on the backing plate such that a first end of the aperture is sealed by a portion of the target that is predicted by a sputtering target erosion profile to have the highest etching rate during a corresponding sputtering process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited
    Inventors: Chen-Fang Chung, Wen-Cheng Cheng, Po Wen Yang, Ming-Jie He, Yan-Zi Lu, Cheng-Yi Teng
  • Patent number: 11416785
    Abstract: A method includes generating, at a controller, a snapshot of content displayed at a user interface screen. The content associated with a domain for a particular service. The method also includes performing user interface element recognition on the snapshot to identify a user interface element in the content. The method further includes associating the user interface element with a user interface element intent and associating the user interface element intent with a particular phrase based on the domain. The method also includes generating an automated interactive support prompt based on the particular phrase to be output for user interaction. The user interaction is usable for performance of the particular service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nadiya Kochura, Fang Lu
  • Publication number: 20220249395
    Abstract: A method for treating an autoimmune neurological disease and/or a neurodegenerative disease is provided. The method includes administering an effective amount of at least one compound having Formula (I), Formula (II) or Formula (III), or its geometric isomer, enantiomer or diastereomer to a subject in need thereof: wherein is a single or double bond, X is NCH3 or CH2, Y is null, O or N, Z is O or N, R1 is H, OH, and R2 is null, H, C1-C8 alkyl, —(C?O)-alkyl, —(C?O)-aryl, —(C?O)-alkyl-aryl, —(C?O)-heteroaryl, cycloalkyl or heterocycloalkyl, which optionally substituted by one or more of —OH, —NO2, —NH2, —NR3R4, carbonyl, alkoxyl, alkyl or —OCF3, wherein R3 and R4 independently are H, alkyl, O2CH3, —(C?O)—CH3 or (C?O)—NH2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Kuo-Kuei HUANG, I-Hong PAN, Shu-Fang WEN, Meng-Nan LIN, I-Huang LU, Zong-Keng KUO, Chu-Hsun LU, Tze-Chung LEE, Ya-Yan YANG, Jia-Horng LIAW, Pei-Hsin LIN
  • Publication number: 20220251229
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to anti-TNFRSF9 (tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily member 9) antibodies, antigen-binding fragments, and the uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Yi Yang, Jingshu Xie, Chunyan Dong, Fang Yang, Chengyuan Lu, Yuelei Shen, Jian Ni, Yanan Guo, Yunyun Chen
  • Publication number: 20220253787
    Abstract: An embodiment trains a machine-learning model using a first training corpus of general items indicative of varying levels of confidence. The embodiment also prepares a second training corpus that includes domain-specific items indicative of varying levels of confidence extracted from communications from members of a project group associated with a project. The embodiment retrains the machine-learning model using the second training corpus and generates a confidence score for the project based on confidence values assigned by the machine-learning model to each of a plurality of project-related communication items from members of the project group. The embodiment also detects that the confidence score is below a predetermined threshold confidence level and, in response, initiates a communication to members of the project group conveying information regarding an automated remedial action for the project.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nadiya Kochura, Paul R. Bastide, Kelley Anders, Fang Lu
  • Patent number: 11410110
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for alert generation based on a cognitive state and a physical state. Wearables data, text communications, voice communications, and images of a caregiver providing care to a patient are obtained. The wearables data, the text communications, the voice communications, and the images are analyzed to identify a cognitive state and a physical state of the caregiver. The cognitive state and the physical state are compared to one or more care rules associated with tasks of the caregiver for the patient. In response to the comparison indicating any one of the cognitive state and the physical state prevent the caregiver from executing the tasks, an alert is generated. One or more recommendations for resolving the alert based on one or more recommendation rules are generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fang Lu, Paul R. Bastide, Ishwarya Rajendrababu, SathyaNarayanan Srinivasan
  • Publication number: 20220245761
    Abstract: The present application provides an image processing method, an image processing device, a computer storage medium and a terminal, the image processing method includes: determining convolution kernels of at least two sizes for feature extraction; performing sparsity constraint for the determined convolution kernels of at least two sizes for feature extraction through a preset objective function; and performing feature extraction on an image based on the convolution kernels subjected to the sparsity constraint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Dehui KONG, Ke XU, Xiao ZHANG, Hong WANG, Bin HAN, Ning WANG, Xin LIU, Guoning LU, Fang ZHU
  • Patent number: 11400054
    Abstract: A method for treating an autoimmune neurological disease and/or a neurodegenerative disease is provided. The method includes administering an effective amount of at least one compound having Formula (I), Formula (II) or Formula (III), or its geometric isomer, enantiomer or diastereomer to a subject in need thereof: wherein is a single or double bond, X is NCH3 or CH2, Y is null, O or N, Z is O or N, R1 is H, OH, and R2 is null, H, C1-C8 alkyl, —(C?O)-alkyl, —(C?O)-aryl, —(C?O)-alkyl-aryl, —(C?O)-heteroaryl, cycloalkyl or heterocycloalkyl, which optionally substituted by one or more of —OH, —NO2, —NH2, —NR3R4, carbonyl, alkoxyl, alkyl or —OCF3, wherein R3 and R4 independently are H, alkyl, —SO2CH3, —(C?O)—CH3 or —(C?O)—NH2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Kuo-Kuei Huang, I-Hong Pan, Shu-Fang Wen, Meng-Nan Lin, I-Huang Lu, Zong-Keng Kuo, Chu-Hsun Lu, Tze-Chung Lee, Ya-Yan Yang, Jia-Horng Liaw, Pei-Hsin Lin
  • Publication number: 20220231019
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a first fin and a second fin extending from a substrate and an epitaxial source/drain region. The epitaxial source/drain region includes a first portion grown on the first fin and a second portion grown on the second fin, and the first portion and the second portion are joined at a merging boundary. The epitaxial source/drain region further includes a first subregion extending from a location level with a highest point of the epitaxial source/drain region to a location level with a highest point of the merging boundary, a second subregion extending from the location level with the highest point of the merging boundary to a location level with a lowest point of the merging boundary, and a third subregion extending from the location level with the lowest point of the merging boundary to a location level with a top surface of an STI region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Wei Hao Lu, Yi-Fang Pai, Cheng-Wen Cheng, Li-Li Su, Chien-I Kuo
  • Publication number: 20220223129
    Abstract: An audio processing method, apparatus, and system. The processing method is applied to a sound pickup, and the sound pickup is connected to a controller. The method comprises: receiving timbre instruction information sent by a controller (S101); and analyzing the timbre instruction information, and carrying out, according to the timbre instruction information, timbre processing on audio that is picked up, wherein the timbre instruction information comprises timbre addition instruction information and/or timbre change instruction information (S102). The selection of various timbres in an audio processing process is enabled, the requirement for the integration of the related functions is met, and user experience is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: ZI-TIAN LU, Cheuk Ho TSE, SHUAI YIN, KAI-SHENG SU, FANG-FANG CHEN
  • Publication number: 20220214347
    Abstract: Disclosed are a combined formulation kit for analyzing the phenotype and function of a CD1c+ dendritic cell subset and the use thereof, wherein the detection objects of the kit include CD1c, CD40, IL-6 and IL-10. The kit can be used to efficiently and quickly identify the phenotype of a CD1c+ dendritic cell subset in peripheral blood and analyze the function thereof, thereby ensuring accuracy and reducing the economic cost produced by detecting a large number of surface antigen molecules, and the detection method is also simple to implement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Fang Zhou, Xiaoping Chen, Li Qin, Yanli Gu, Wenlong Xu, Yong Lu, Xu Chang, Guojian Wei, Zhien Rong
  • Publication number: 20220203385
    Abstract: The utility model is realized through the following technical scheme: an energy saving dynamic effluent sprinkler, comprises a shell, a water inlet seat, a water outlet device and a water outlet cover, the water outlet device is arranged in the shell, the water outlet cover is connected with the shell, and the water outlet cover is provided with a water outlet hole; Among them, the water outlet device comprises a base, an inclined water body, a swing water component, an impeller component and a driving component, the inclined water body is connected with the base to form a cavity, the cavity has a water outlet, the impeller component is arranged in the cavity, driven by the impeller component, the driving component can drive the swing water component to swing back and forth; The swing water component is mounted on the base and can swing in the base, the swing component is provided with a water passing chamber, the side surface of the swing component is provided with a water passing outlet, he water outlet is
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Xiamen EASO Co.,Ltd.
    Inventors: Hua Shan Xu, Hai Tao Lu, Rui Fang Du, Zhen Li
  • Publication number: 20220199102
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for amplifying a single voice during an audio conversation. One embodiment of the method may comprise receiving, by a computing device, an audio sample of speech from a user, and generating, by the computing device, a user-specific acoustic model for enhancement of speech by the user based upon the audio sample. The method may further comprise receiving a live audiovisual stream, the live audiovisual stream including live speech by the user during an audio conversation, wherein the live audiovisual stream includes background noise, and using, by the computing device, the user-specific acoustic model to selectively amplify the live speech during the live audiovisual stream without amplifying the background noise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Rachel Ostrand, Sundar Saranathan, Fang Lu, Carla Paola Agurto Rios
  • Publication number: 20220188349
    Abstract: In an approach to collaborative discourse, responsive to receiving a collaborative discourse, a document corpora of the collaborative discourse is analyzed. A picture metadata is analyzed for each image in a graphic repository. A machine learning model is derived based on the analysis of the document corpora and the analysis of the picture metadata. Appropriate images are selected from the graphic repository based on the machine learning model, where the appropriate images closely align with the collaborative discourse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Nadiya Kochura, Jonathan D. Dunne, Fang Lu
  • Publication number: 20220179691
    Abstract: A resource allocation method comprises using resources with a used resource quantity of a machine learning system to execute a first experiment which has a first minimum resource demand, receiving an experiment request associated with a target dataset, deciding a second experiment according to the target dataset, deciding a second minimum resource demand of the second experiment, allocating resources with a quantity equal to the second minimum resource demand for an execution of the second experiment when a total resource quantity of the machine learning system meets a sum of the first minimum resource demand and the second minimum resource demand and a difference between the total resource quantity and the used resource quantity meets the second minimum resource demand, determining that the machine learning system has an idle resource, and selectively allocating said the idle resource for at least one of the first experiment and the second experiment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Shih-Chang CHEN, Yi-Chin CHU, Yi-Fang LU