Patents by Inventor Frank Fu

Frank Fu 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: 20200289338
    Abstract: An absorbent article has one or more fluid filter layers to inhibit electrode traces from being exposed to low volumes of fluid to reduce the number of false positives that are indicated by an RFID tag of the incontinence detection pad. An antenna inlay has a sacrificial trace portion to permit testing for proper operation of an RFID chip electrically coupled to the antenna inlay, After testing, the sacrificial trace portion is severed. A fluid barrier layer blocks fluid from reaching portions of electrode traces that are located on a backsheet outside a periphery of an absorbent core of an incontinence detection pad. The power at which an antenna transmits to wirelessly energize a passive RFID tag of an incontinence detection pad is controlled to reduce the number of false positives indicated by the RFID tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Ryan S. Severns, James D. Voll, Brett A. Knittle, Gavin M. Monson, John V. Harmeyer, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Frank E. Sauser, Joseph T. Canter, Yongji Fu, Kirsten M. Emmons, David L. Ribble, Neal Wiggermann, John D. Christie, Dan R. Tallent, Marwan Nusair, Edward J. Koors
  • Patent number: 10736883
    Abstract: Compounds of Formula (I) and Formula (II), pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, stereoisomers of any of the foregoing, or mixtures thereof are agonists of the APJ Receptor and have use in treating cardiovascular and other conditions. Compounds of Formula (I) and Formula (II) have the following structures: (I); (II). Intermediates (V) are also claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Brown, Ning Chen, Xiaoqi Chen, Yinhong Chen, Alan C. Cheng, Richard V. Connors, Jeffrey Deignan, Paul John Dransfield, Xiaohui Du, Zice Fu, James S. Harvey, Julie Anne Heath, Lars V. Heumann, Jonathan Houze, Frank Kayser, Aarif Yusuf Khakoo, David j. Kopecky, Su-Jen Lai, Zhihua Ma, Julio C. Medina, Jeffrey T. Mihalic, Steven H. Olson, Vatee Pattaropong, Gayathri Swaminath, Xiaodong Wang, Malgorzata Wanska, Wen-Chen Yeh
  • Patent number: 10716715
    Abstract: An absorbent article has one or more fluid filter layers to inhibit electrode traces from being exposed to low volumes of fluid to reduce the number of false positives that are indicated by an RFID tag of the incontinence detection pad. An antenna inlay has a sacrificial trace portion to permit testing for proper operation of an RFID chip electrically coupled to the antenna inlay. After testing, the sacrificial trace portion is severed. A fluid barrier layer blocks fluid from reaching portions of electrode traces that are located on a backsheet outside a periphery of an absorbent core of an incontinence detection pad. The power at which an antenna transmits to wirelessly energize a passive RFID tag of an incontinence detection pad is controlled to reduce the number of false positives indicated by the RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan S. Severns, James D. Voll, Brett A. Knittle, Gavin M. Monson, John V. Harmeyer, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Frank E. Sauser, Joseph T. Canter, Yongji Fu, Kirsten M. Emmons, David L. Ribble, Neal Wiggermann, John D. Christie, Dan R. Tallent, Marwan Nusair, Edward J. Koors
  • Publication number: 20200052455
    Abstract: This disclosed subject matter allows short pulses with high peak powers to be obtained from seed pulses generated by a gain-switched diode. The gain-switched diode provides a highly stable source for optical systems such as nonlinear microscopy. The disclosed system preserves the ability to generate pulses at arbitrary repetition rates, or even pulses on demand, which can help reduce sample damage in microscopy experiments or control deliberate damage in material processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Walter FU, Frank W. Wise, Logan Wright
  • Publication number: 20200029822
    Abstract: An esophageal deflection device includes an elongate outer tube that has a natural curved deflection at a position that corresponds to a targeted esophagus region for deflection. The outer diameter of the outer tube is substantially matched to an inner diameter of the esophagus to closely contact the esophagus wall, or is at least half of the inner diameter, or is smaller and includes suction ports for drawing the esophagus wall inward. An insertion rod or tube includes a portion that is stiffer than the curved deflection, and slides into the elongate outer tube to straighten the tube and can serve to guide the deflection device into an esophagus. Subsequent withdrawal of the insertion tube or rod will allow the curved deflection to return to its natural shape and deflect the targeted region of the esophagus. A three-dimensional array of temperature sensors can be disposed near an outer surface of the elongate outer tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Karcher Morris, Anay Mahesh Pandit, Thomas Savides, Young Seo, Frank Talke, Youyi Fu, Greg Feld, Scott Garner
  • Patent number: 10544130
    Abstract: The present invention relates to metallo-?-lactamase inhibitor compounds of Formula I: and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein Z, RA, X1, X2 and R1 are as defined herein. The present invention also relates to compositions which comprise a metallo-?-lactamase inhibitor compound of the invention or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, optionally in combination with a beta lactam antibiotic and/or a beta-lactamase inhibitor. The invention further relates to methods for treating a bacterial infection comprising administering to a patient a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of the invention, in combination with a therapeutically effective amount of one or more ?-lactam antibiotics and optionally in combination with one or more beta-lactamase inhibitor compounds. The compounds of the invention are useful in the methods described herein for overcoming antibiotic resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Frank Bennett, Jinlong Jiang, Alexander Pasternak, Shuzhi Dong, Xin Gu, Jack D. Scott, Haiqun Tang, Zhiqiang Zhao, Yuhua Huang, Dexi Yang, Katherine Young, Li Xiao, Zhibo Zhang, Jianmin Fu
  • Patent number: 10509310
    Abstract: A patterning device carries a pattern of features to be transferred onto a substrate using a lithographic apparatus. The patterning device is free of light absorber material, at least in an area. The pattern of features in the area may include a dense array of lines, trenches, dots or holes. Individual lines, holes, etc. are defined in at least one direction by pairs of edges between regions of different phase in the patterning device. A distance between the pair of edges in the at least one direction is at least 15% smaller than a size of the individual feature to be formed on the substrate once adjusted by a magnification factor, if any, of the lithographic apparatus. The patterning device may be adapted for use in EUV lithography. The patterning device may be adapted for use in a negative tone resist and development process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Frank Arnoldus Johannes Maria Driessen, Duan-Fu Stephen Hsu
  • Publication number: 20190374387
    Abstract: A system for detecting potential for infection includes a wound dressing and an electronics component. The wound dressing includes a temperature sensing layer and a cover layer comprising a substrate and a backing layer. The electronics component includes a power source, an electronic control unit (ECU), and a communications interface positioned within a housing and removably coupled to the temperature sensing layer of the wound dressing. The electronics component is configured to receive a plurality of temperature readings from the temperature sensing layer, and provide an indication of potential infection of the wound based the plurality of temperature readings. In various embodiments, each of the plurality of temperature readings corresponds to a temperature of an area around a wound. Methods for preventing infections using the system are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David Lance Ribble, Craig Meyerson, Henry J. Smith, Kirsten Emmons, Yongji Fu, David E. Quinn, Frank E. Sauser
  • Patent number: 10469125
    Abstract: A method of transmitting a message using a slow hopping anti-jam waveform, includes generating a sequence with a cryptographic hash function; transmitting, for a predetermined dwell time, a first portion of the message on a first channel having a first baseline frequency; choosing a second channel having a second baseline frequency based on the generated sequence, the second baseline frequency being offset from the first baseline frequency; and transmitting, for the predetermined dwell time, a second portion of the message on the second channel having the second baseline frequency; wherein the two transmitting steps occur sequentially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Andrew Robertson, Joseph A. Molnar, Frank Fu
  • Publication number: 20190305516
    Abstract: The technology described in this document can be used to implement an optical device for producing optical pulses that includes an optical oscillator including at least one optical arm including at least one piece of fiber and at least one optical filter, a starting arm coupled to the at least one optical arm to generate spikes of radiation for the optical oscillator to start pulsation, and an optical switch coupled between the optical oscillator and the starting arm to connect the starting arm to the at least one optical arm to start the optical oscillator using the spikes of radiation generated by the starting arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Frank Wise, Zhanwei Liu, Walter Fu, Pavel Sidorenko
  • Publication number: 20190305506
    Abstract: The technology described in this document can be used to implement an optical device including a seed pump laser to produce pump seed laser pulses at a pump wavelength, a pulse stretcher operable to stretch a pulse duration of the pump seed laser pulses to produce stretched pump seed laser pulses, a pump fiber amplifier including one or more fiber gain media to receive the seed pump laser pulses to produce a pump laser beam of pump laser pulses, a signal laser to produce a signal laser beam at a signal wavelength different from the pump wavelength, an optical module coupled to combine the pump laser beam and the signal laser beam, and a fiber optical parametric amplifier (OPA) to cause a nonlinear parametric interaction in the nonlinear fiber medium to produce an output signal beam, an output idler laser beam at an idler wavelength, and an output pump beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Walter Fu, Frank Wise
  • Publication number: 20190275008
    Abstract: Compounds of Formula (I) and Formula (II), pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, stereoisomers of any of the foregoing, or mixtures thereof are agonists of the APJ Receptor and have use in treating cardiovascular and other conditions. Compounds of Formula (I) and Formula (II) have the following structures: (I); (II). Intermediates (V) are also claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Matthew BROWN, Ning CHEN, Xiaoqi CHEN, Yinhong CHEN, Alan C. CHENG, Richard V. CONNORS, Jeffrey DEIGNAN, Paul John DRANSFIELD, Xiaohui DU, Zice FU, James S. HARVEY, Julie Anne HEATH, Lars V. HEUMANN, Jonathan HOUZE, Frank KAYSER, Aarif Yusuf KHAKOO, David j. KOPECKY, Su-Jen LAI, Zhihua MA, Julio C. MEDINA, Jeffrey T. MIHALIC, Steven H. OLSON, Vatee PATTAROPONG, Gayathri SWAMINATH, Xiaodong WANG, Malgorzata WANSKA, Wen-Chen YEH
  • Publication number: 20190240066
    Abstract: A warming device may include a batting layer having a phase change material. The batting layer may have a patient side and an upper side. A hot melt fabric adhesive may be applied to the patient side and upper side of the batting. A first fabric layer may be adhered to the hot melt fabric on the patient side of the batting. The first fabric layer may have a phase change material integrated coating. An insulation layer may be adhered to the hot melt fabric on the upper side of the batting. A second fabric layer may be coupled to the insulation layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Michael S. HOOD, Charles A. LACHENBRUCH, David L. BEDEL, Robert J. LAWRENCE, Darrell L. BORGMAN, Varad N. SRIVASTAVA, Neal WIGGERMANN, Kirsten M. EMMONS, Frank E. SAUSER, Holly L. BENGEL, Logan COBLER, Kayla STEVENS, Justine PRINGLE, Ryan S. SEVERNS, Yongji FU
  • Publication number: 20190144432
    Abstract: The present invention relates to metallo-?-lactamase inhibitor compounds of Formula I: and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein Z, RA, X1, X2 and R1 are as defined herein. The present invention also relates to compositions which comprise a metallo-?-lactamase inhibitor compound of the invention or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, optionally in combination with a beta lactam antibiotic and/or a beta-lactamase inhibitor. The invention further relates to methods for treating a bacterial infection comprising administering to a patient a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of the invention, in combination with a therapeutically effective amount of one or more ?-lactam antibiotics and optionally in combination with one or more beta-lactamase inhibitor compounds. The compounds of the invention are useful in the methods described herein for overcoming antibiotic resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Frank Bennett, Jinlong Jiang, Alexander Pasternak, Shuzhi Dong, Xin Gu, Jack D. Scott, Haiqun Tang, Zhiqiang Zhao, Yuhua Huang, Dexi Yang, Katherine Young, Li Xiao, Zhibo Zhang, Jianmin Fu
  • Publication number: 20170026075
    Abstract: A method of transmitting a message using a slow hopping anti-jam waveform, includes generating a sequence with a cryptographic hash function; transmitting, for a predetermined dwell time, a first portion of the message on a first channel having a first baseline frequency; choosing a second channel having a second baseline frequency based on the generated sequence, the second baseline frequency being offset from the first baseline frequency; and transmitting, for the predetermined dwell time, a second portion of the message on the second channel having the second baseline frequency; wherein the two transmitting steps occur sequentially.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Andrew Robertson, Joseph A. Molnar, Frank Fu
  • Patent number: 8265164
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for determining whether a current macroblock and an adjacent macroblock thereof are located in the same slice. The method is used in a predetermined process for a block-based digitally encoded image. The block-based digitally encoded image is represented as an encoded bit-stream and each macroblock therein is assigned a sequence characteristic number. The method includes: providing a memory space for storing and tracing a slice changing point; initializing the slice changing point to a predetermined number; checking the encoded bit-stream, and when the current slice is determined to change, setting the slice changing point to a derived sequence characteristic number derived from the sequence characteristic number of the current macroblock; and determining whether the current macroblock and the adjacent block thereof are in the same slice according to a comparison result between the sequence characteristic number of the adjacent block and the slice changing point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Via Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Fu, Sean Lee
  • Publication number: 20090034618
    Abstract: A decoding method for block-based digital encoded picture is disclosed. The method including the steps of reconstructing a zeroth reference picture list and a first reference picture list for a current picture based on a predetermined digital picture coding protocol; establishing a lookup table which includes a parameter field for storing a distance scalar, the distance scalar being derived from the time sequence characteristic values of the current picture, the co-located picture and a predetermined reference picture; determining a derived motion vector of a direct mode bi-predictive block according to the distance scalar and a predetermined motion vector of a co-located block with respect to the predetermined reference picture. An apparatus for implementing the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventors: Frank Fu, Sean Lee
  • Patent number: D765180
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Xiaoyan Huang, Chih-Shang Frank Fu, Brock Kolls, Adam Wilkinson, Simon Alan Daniel
  • Patent number: D766644
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Xiaoyan Huang, Chih-Shang Frank Fu, Brock Kolls, Adam Wilkinson, Simon Alan Daniel
  • Patent number: D793145
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Xiaoyan Huang, Chih-Shang Frank Fu, H. Brock Kolls, Adam Wilkinson, Simon Alan Daniel