Patents by Inventor Feng Zou

Feng Zou 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: 11503324
    Abstract: An example method includes determining, without receiving explicit signaling, whether motion compensation for a current block of a current picture of video data is to be performed using a four-parameter affine motion model (AMM) defined by two motion vectors (MVs) or using a six-parameter AMM defined by three MVs; deriving values of predictors for MVs of the AMM of the current block; decoding a representation of differences between the values of the MVs of the AMM for the current block and the values of the predictors; determining the values of the MVs of the AMM for the current block from the values of the predictors and the decoded differences; determining, based on the determined values of the MVs of the AMM for the current block of video data, a predictor block of video data; and reconstructing the current block based on the predictor block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Feng Zou, Jianle Chen, Marta Karczewicz, Xiang Li, Hsiao-Chiang Chuang, Wei-Jung Chien
  • Publication number: 20220307061
    Abstract: Disclosed are a phosphinothricin dehydrogenase mutant, a recombinant bacterium and a one-pot multi-enzyme synchronous directed evolution method. The phosphinothricin dehydrogenase mutant, with an amino acid sequence as shown in SEQ ID No.1, is obtained by mutating alanine at position 164 to glycine, arginine at position 205 to lysine, and threonine at position 332 to alanine in a phosphinothricin dehydrogenase derived from Pseudomonas fluorescens. The recombinant bacterium is obtained by introducing a gene encoding the phosphinothricin dehydrogenase mutant into a host cell. The host cell can also incorporate a gene encoding a glucose dehydrogenase or a gene encoding a formate dehydrogenase to undergo synchronous directed evolution to achieve double gene overexpression. The one-pot multi-enzyme synchronous directed evolution method of the present invention can screen recombinant bacteria with greatly improved activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: YAPING XUE, FENG CHENG, JUMOU LI, QINGHUA LI, YUGUO ZHENG, SHUPING ZOU, JIANMIAO XU
  • Publication number: 20220299259
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vertical displacement stopping system, which is able to facilitate the adjustment of the position of an object. The system includes a sliding guide mechanism, a locking mechanism and a bearing mechanism. The locking mechanism, having positioning holes, includes positioning pins, telescopic mechanisms, and a handle located at a front portion of the bearing mechanism, wherein the handle is connected with the positioning pins through transmission parts, respectively. Each of the telescopic mechanisms includes a housing having a chamber, a movable block located within the chamber, and a reset spring located between a top portion of the movable block and the housing, wherein each of the transmission parts is connected with each of the positioning pins through the movable block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Xinglong Xu, Haiwen Zhang, Lian Zou, Kai Dai, Feng Qian, Qiang Ji
  • Publication number: 20220274847
    Abstract: This invention provides a method for the production of high capacity cathode materials for use in rechargeable lithium batteries. Traditional methods for producing lithium mixed metal oxide cathode materials typically generate large amounts of effluent which effluent must be treated prior to discharge. The present process uses mixed metals as raw materials in a wet chemical reaction in order to make high-quality precursors which can be used to prepare high-quality cathode materials after lithiation. As a key feature, in the precursor preparation process, the bulk of the aqueous solution used for the wet chemical reaction is recycled back to the reactor, so that the total process has little or no effluent generated during production of the cathode precursor material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Feng ZOU, Yang LIU
  • Publication number: 20220265046
    Abstract: An improved electric slide rail includes a motor driving device and two slide rail assemblies symmetrically arranged. Every slide rail assembly includes a slide rail (2, 28) and a fixed rail (31, 26), wherein the slide rail (2, 28) is slidably sleeved on the fixed rail (31, 26), a rack housing (1, 10) is sleeved on an outer side of the fixed rail (31, 26), a rack (13, 11) is provided on the rack housing (1, 10), a gear (4, 16) engaged with the rack (13, 11) is mounted on the slide rail (2, 28); the motor driving device is installed on the slide rail (2, 28) through a fixing device and is electrically connected with a controller. The improved electric slide rail further includes a clutch (18, 39, 46) which is electrically connected with the controller, wherein the clutch (18, 39, 46) is arranged at a side where an output shaft of a motor (17, 41, 44) of the motor driving device is provided, and is connected with the slide rail (2, 28) through a linkage structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Lian Zou, Xinglong Xu, Feng Qian, Kai Dai, Qiang Ji
  • Publication number: 20220267419
    Abstract: A human immunoglobulin against Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and human immunoglobulin against Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is prepared by collecting plasma of a healthy plasma donor immunized with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus vaccine, wherein the Staphylococcus aureus vaccine has a valence of antigen mHla of no less than 1:3,200, valence of antigen IsdB of no less than 1:1,600, valence of antigen MntC of no less than 1:1,600, valence of antigen mSEB of no less than 1:6,400, and valence of antigen SpA5 of no less than 1:400, and total content of IgG monomers and dimers is over 90.0%. The human immunoglobulin against Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has high valence and high purity, which can not only have good effects for preventing and treating Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection, but also avoid a problem of drug resistance caused by antibiotic treatment, and has important clinical significance and broad market prospects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: Chengdu Olymvax Biopharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventors: Quanming Zou, Shaowen Fan, Hao Zeng, Feng Yang, Qiang Wu, Limin Xu, Yongjun Ji, Fan Fan
  • Patent number: 11410379
    Abstract: A point cloud model reconstruction method, apparatus, and system are disclosed. In an embodiment, the method includes randomly selecting four non-coplanar reconstruction points in a point cloud model; iteratively selecting other reconstruction points successively until a reconstruction condition is met, and reconstructing the point cloud model based on all reconstruction points. A reduction degree of a reconstructed point cloud model is: Reward=?k·(PointNum?4)+g·VolRate, where PointNum represents a number of current selected reconstruction points, VolRate represents a ratio of a volume of a solid shape, k represents a proportion of the number of the selected points, and g represents a proportion of the volume ratio. The reconstruction method further includes adjusting a ratio of g to k based on user requirements to adjust the reconstruction condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: SIEMENS LTD., CHINA
    Inventors: Hai Feng Wang, Wen Chao Zou, Shao Tu Jia
  • Publication number: 20220220516
    Abstract: A method for asymmetrically preparing L-phosphinothricin by oxidation-reduction reaction through biological multienzyme coupling, where D,L-phosphinothricin as a raw material is catalyzed by an enzyme catalysis system to obtain L-phosphinothricin, wherein the enzyme catalysis system comprises a D-amino acid oxidase mutant for catalyzing D-phosphinothricin in D,L-phosphinothricin into 2-carbonyl-4-[hydroxy(methyl)phosphono]butyric acid and a transaminase for catalytic reduction of the 2-carbonyl-4-[hydroxy(methyl) phosphono]butyric acid into L-phosphinothricin; the D-amino acid oxidase mutant is obtained by mutation of D-amino acid oxidase in wild strain Rhodotorula taiwanensis at one of the following four sites: (1) M213S; (2) M213S-N54V-F58E; (3) M213S-N54V-F58E-D207A; (4) M213S-N54V-F58E-D207A-S60T.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: YAPING XUE, FENG CHENG, LIUYU WANG, YUGUO ZHENG, JIANMIAO XU, SHUPING ZOU
  • Publication number: 20220204948
    Abstract: Disclosed are a machine learning gene mining method and a phosphinothricin dehydrogenase mutant for amino translocation. The phosphinothricin dehydrogenase mutant for amino translocation is obtained by mutation of a wild-type phosphinothricin dehydrogenase with an amino acid sequence as shown in SEQ ID No.2 at one of the following sites: (1) E263D-K134R-H96A-R290V; (2) E263D-K134R-H96A; (3) E263D-K134R; (4) E263D; (5) E263N; (6) E263C; and (7) E263G. The present invention utilizes the site-saturation mutagenesis technology to mutate a phosphinothricin dehydrogenase gene as shown in SEQ ID No. 1, finds that the 263rd, 134th, 290th and 290th positions are the key sites affecting enzyme activity and stereoselectivity, and obtains a mutant with enzyme activity and ee value much higher than those of the parent phosphinothricin dehydrogenase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: YAPING XUE, FENG CHENG, DONGYANG WU, SHUPING ZOU, JIANMIAO XU, YUGUO ZHENG
  • Publication number: 20220204949
    Abstract: Disclosed are a gene mining method combining functional sequence and structure simulation, an NADH-preferring phosphinothricin dehydrogenase mutant and an application thereof. The gene mining method comprises the following steps: (1) analyzing a characteristic sequence which an NADH-type glutamate dehydrogenase should have; (2) searching a gene library based on the characteristic sequence; (3) performing clustering analysis and protein structure simulation on genes obtained by the searching; (4) selecting genes that feature high gene aggregation and a protein structure similar to that of the known phosphinothricin dehydrogenase as candidate genes. A wild-type phosphinothricin dehydrogenase with an amino acid sequence as set forth in SEQ ID No.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: YAPING XUE, FENG CHENG, JIAMIN ZHANG, SHUPING ZOU, JIANMIAO XU, YUGUO ZHENG
  • Patent number: 11330297
    Abstract: Methods incorporating extensions to copy-above mode for palette mode coding are disclosed. In one aspect, the method includes coding a current pixel of a current block of video data in copy-previous mode via coding a previous line index. The coding of the current pixel in copy-previous mode further including identifying a number of candidate values for the previous line index, identifying a number of escape pixels in a column of pixels above the current pixel in the current block, and reducing a number of candidate values of the previous line index by the number of identified escape pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wei Pu, Feng Zou, Marta Karczewicz, Rajan Laxman Joshi, Joel Sole Rojals, Vadim Seregin
  • Patent number: 11223852
    Abstract: An example device for decoding video data includes a video decoder configured to decode one or more syntax elements at a region-tree level of a region-tree of a tree data structure for a coding tree block (CTB) of video data, the region-tree having one or more region-tree nodes including region-tree leaf and non-leaf nodes, each of the region-tree non-leaf nodes having at least four child region-tree nodes, decode one or more syntax elements at a prediction-tree level for each of the region-tree leaf nodes of one or more prediction trees of the tree data structure for the CTB, the prediction trees each having one or more prediction-tree leaf and non-leaf nodes, each of the prediction-tree non-leaf nodes having at least two child prediction-tree nodes, each of the prediction leaf nodes defining respective coding units (CUs), and decode video data for each of the CUs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xiang Li, Jianle Chen, Li Zhang, Xin Zhao, Hsiao-Chiang Chuang, Feng Zou, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 11223832
    Abstract: The method includes receiving video blocks that are each associated with a table having entries specifying pixel values used in the blocks. The method further includes dividing the blocks into sub-blocks each having an array of pixels. The method also includes selecting a sub-block scanning order that specifies an order in which the plurality of sub-blocks are to be encoded and a pixel scanning order that specifies an order in which the pixels of each sub-block are to be encoded. The scanning order and the pixel scanning order are selected based at least in part upon pixel value distributions and a bit rate for encoding the block according to the scanning or pixel scanning order, respectively. The blocks are then encoded using the selected scanning order and pixel scanning order and the index values in the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wei Pu, Rajan Laxman Joshi, Joel Sole Rojals, Feng Zou, Marta Karczewicz, Jianle Chen
  • Patent number: 11215328
    Abstract: An LED tube lamp, comprising: a lamp tube; a first circuit board, disposed in the lamp tube, having a plurality of light sources mounted thereon; two lamp caps disposed at respective ends of the lamp tube; and a power supply substantially disposed in one or both of the two lamp caps, the power supply having a second circuit board, the second circuit board is electrically connected to the first circuit board. The lamp cap includes a body and an insulating portion, the insulating portion constitutes at least a part of an end of the lamp cap, the insulating portion has an inner side surface, and a slot is set on the inner side surface, the second circuit board is inserted into the slot for fastening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tao Jiang, Ming-bin Wang, Jun-Ren Chen, Ai-Ming Xiong, Feng Zou, Wei-Hong Xu, Jian Lu, Guang-Dong Wang
  • Publication number: 20210344970
    Abstract: An example device includes a memory to store the video data, and processing circuitry in communication with the memory. The processing circuitry is configured to compare a value of a dimension of a current block of the stored video data to a value of a corresponding dimension of a neighboring block of the current block to obtain a relative dimension value. The processing circuitry is further configured to determine, based on the relative dimension value, that the current block is to be partitioned according to a prediction tree (PT) portion of a multi-type tree-based partitioning scheme. The PT portion comprises partitioning according to one of a binary tree structure or a center-side triple tree structure. The processing circuitry is further configured to partition, based on the determination, the current block according to the PT portion, to form a plurality of sub-blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Hsiao-Chiang Chuang, Xiang Li, Jianle Chen, Feng Zou, Wei-Jung Chien, Yi-Wen Chen, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 11153331
    Abstract: The disclosed teachings include a computer-implemented method a computer-implemented method for identifying a data breach. The method includes monitoring movement of data over a computer network in real-time or near real-time relative to at least one of a user, a device, or a software application, comparing the monitored movement of the data to a baseline movement of the data over the computer network in real-time or near real-time relative to at least one of the user, the device, or the software application, and identifying an ongoing data breach in real-time or near real-time based on the comparison. The identified ongoing data breach indicates a relationship between the data and at least one of the user, the device, and the software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: HeFei HoloNet Security Technology Co.. Ltd.
    Inventors: Feng Zou, Chunqing Cheng, Sheng Li
  • Patent number: 11146788
    Abstract: An example method of coding video data includes coding, from a coded video bitstream, a syntax element that indicates whether a transpose process is applied to palette indices of a palette for a current block of video data; decoding, from the coded video bitstream and at a position in the coded video bitstream that is after the syntax element that indicates whether the transpose process is applied to palette indices of the palette for the current block of video data, one or more syntax elements related to delta quantization parameter (QP) and/or chroma QP offsets for the current block of video data; and decoding the current block of video data based on the palette for the current block of video data and the one or more syntax elements related to delta QP and/or chroma QP offsets for the current block of video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Rajan Laxman Joshi, Vadim Seregin, Wei Pu, Feng Zou, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 11089339
    Abstract: An example device includes a memory to store the video data, and processing circuitry in communication with the memory. The processing circuitry is configured to compare a value of a dimension of a current block of the stored video data to a value of a corresponding dimension of a neighboring block of the current block to obtain a relative dimension value. The processing circuitry is further configured to determine, based on the relative dimension value, that the current block is to be partitioned according to a prediction tree (PT) portion of a multi-type tree-based partitioning scheme. The PT portion comprises partitioning according to one of a binary tree structure or a center-side triple tree structure. The processing circuitry is further configured to partition, based on the determination, the current block according to the PT portion, to form a plurality of sub-blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hsiao-Chiang Chuang, Xiang Li, Jianle Chen, Feng Zou, Wei-Jung Chien, Yi-Wen Chen, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 11069894
    Abstract: An electrochemical storage device including a conductive material and an electrochemical storage device material held together by a covalently crosslinked binder matrix. A method of forming an electrode for an electrochemical storage device, the method including the steps of: mixing electrochemical storage device material, conductive material, linear polymer, and crosslinker with one or more solvents, the resultant mixture forming an electrode slurry, crosslinking the linear polymer with the crosslinker to thereby create a covalently crosslinked polymer network of the polymer and crosslinker, the crosslinked polymer network physically or chemically binding together the electrochemical storage device material and the conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: The University of Akron
    Inventors: Yu Zhu, Feng Zou
  • Patent number: 10982822
    Abstract: An LED tube lamp, comprising: a lamp tube; a first circuit board, disposed in the lamp tube, having a plurality of light sources mounted thereon; two lamp caps disposed at respective ends of the lamp tube; a power supply substantially disposed in one or both of the two lamp caps, the power supply having a second circuit board; and a connection structure having a third circuit board, the third circuit board for connecting the first circuit board to the second circuit board thereby connecting the light sources to the power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tao Jiang, Ming-bin Wang, Jun-Ren Chen, Ai-Ming Xiong, Feng Zou, Wei-Hong Xu, Jian Lu, Guang-Dong Wang