Patents by Inventor Frank Li

Frank Li 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: 10599259
    Abstract: A method that includes employing several sensors associated with a handheld controller, where each of the sensors is made of one of a hover, touch, and force/pressure sensor, and generating, by one or more of the sensors, sensor data associated with the position of a user's hand and finger in relation to the handheld controller. The method continues with combining the sensor data from several sensors to form aggregate sensor data, sending the aggregate sensor data to a processor, and generating an estimated position of the user's hand and fingers based on the aggregate sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Debanjan Mukherjee, Basheer Tome, Sarnab Bhattacharya, Bhaskar Vadathavoor, Shiblee Imtiaz Hasan, Chun Yat Frank Li
  • Publication number: 20200086256
    Abstract: A filter media having lignite-derived activated carbon, polyacrylic acid (PAA), a commercially available copper-zinc alloy, and polydiallyldimethylammonium chloride (PolyDADMAC) or Luviquat®, which is Poly[(3-methyl-1-vinylimidazolium chloride)-co-(1-vinylpyrrolidone)], combined and used as suitable replacement for TOG bituminous coal-based activated carbon, silver, and PolyDADMAC. Functional groups in lignite-based activated carbon interact with the polyacrylic acid. Functional groups such as calcium, iron, or aluminum oxide/hydroxide of lignite-based activated carbon interact with PAA, and help hold the PolyDADMAC in place. The additional presence of a copper-zinc alloy enhances the filter anti-microbiological performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Jinwen Wang, Meedia Kareem, Rezan Kareem, William Li, Bruce E. Taylor, Carol DeLandra, Frank A. Brigano
  • Patent number: 10589313
    Abstract: Novel apparatus and methods for coating surgical needles in batch processes are disclosed. The apparatus and methods are particularly useful for applying uniform silicone lubricious coatings to surgical needles in bulk quantities using a novel separation and spray coating system and method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander M. Cannara, Frank Richard Cichocki, Jr., Duan Li Ou
  • Patent number: 10592048
    Abstract: A method for aligning an image on a mobile device disposed within a head-mounted display (HMD) housing includes: detecting a request to align an image on a touchscreen of a mobile device; detecting, on the touchscreen, a first detected location corresponding to a first touchscreen input event; determining a first displacement of the first detected location with respect to a first target location of the first touchscreen input event; and transposing the image on the touchscreen based on the first displacement. A virtual reality system includes: a mobile device having a touchscreen configured to display an image; and a HMD housing having a first contact configured to generate a first input event at a first location on the touchscreen when the mobile device is disposed within the HMD housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Chun Yat Frank Li, Hayes S. Raffle, Eric Allan MacIntosh
  • Publication number: 20200083164
    Abstract: Embodiments include package substrates and a method of forming the package substrates. A package substrate includes a dielectric having a cavity that has a footprint, a resistor embedded in the cavity of the dielectric, and a plurality of traces on the resistor, where a plurality of surfaces of the resistor are activated surfaces. The resistor may also have a plurality of sidewalls which may be activated sidewalls and tapered. The dielectric may include metallization particles/ions. The resistor may include resistive materials, such as nickel-phosphorus (NiP), aluminum-nitride (AlN), and/or titanium-nitride (TiN). The package substrate may further include a first resistor embedded adjacently to the resistor. The first resistor may have a first footprint of a first cavity that is different than the footprint of the cavity of the resistor. The resistor may have a resistance value that is thus different than a first resistance value of the first resistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Brandon C. MARIN, Frank TRUONG, Shivasubramanian BALASUBRAMANIAN, Dilan SENEVIRATNE, Yonggang LI, Sameer PAITAL, Darko GRUJICIC, Rengarajan SHANMUGAM, Melissa WETTE, Srinivas PIETAMBARAM
  • Patent number: 10577512
    Abstract: Solventborne alkyd paint composition containing a universal colorant of organic pigment or inorganic pigment, a solventborne alkyd base paint and a fatty acid amidoamine, where the fatty acid amidoamine is the condensation product of a fatty acid or their corresponding ester or fatty oil and a polyamine, the polyamine is an aliphatic polyamine having an amine functionality of at least 2, and the polyamine contains at least one primary amine group and at least one tertiary amine group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Evonik Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Vishwa Prasad Aitha, Frank Kleinsteinberg, Vernon Sze, Kerh Li Liu, Philippe Favresse
  • Patent number: 10573625
    Abstract: A structure containing a vertical light emitting diode (LED) is provided. The vertical LED is present in an opening located in a display substrate, and the vertical LED is coupled to a back contact structure via a magnetic back contact structure. A first top contact structure contacts a topmost surface of the vertical LED and a second top contact structure contacts a surface of the back contact structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen W. Bedell, Bing Dang, Ning Li, Frank R. Libsch, Devendra K. Sadana
  • Patent number: 10571812
    Abstract: Focus performance of a lithographic apparatus is measured using pairs of targets that have been exposed (1110) with an aberration setting (e.g. astigmatism) that induces a relative best focus offset between them. A calibration curve (904) is obtained in advance by exposing similar targets on FEM wafers (1174, 1172). In a set-up phase, calibration curves are obtained using multiple aberration settings, and an anchor point (910) is recorded, where all the calibration curves intersect. When a new calibration curve is measured (1192), the anchor point is used to produce an adjusted updated calibration curve (1004?) to cancel focus drift and optionally to measure drift of astigmatism. Another aspect of the disclosure (FIGS. 13-15) uses two aberration settings (+AST, ?AST) in each measurement, reducing sensitivity to astigmatism drift. Another aspect (FIGS. 16-17) uses pairs of targets printed with relative focus offsets, by double exposure in one resist layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Fahong Li, Miguel Garcia Granda, Carlo Cornelis Maria Luijten, Bart Peter Bert Segers, Cornelis Andreas Franciscus Johannes Van Der Poel, Frank Staals, Anton Bernhard Van Oosten, Mohamed Ridane
  • Publication number: 20200053405
    Abstract: Techniques for generating a deterministic outcome for content viewership based on a probability model are described. Information that identifies a probability that a particular portion of a program was viewed by an individual member of a household may be accessed. A probability distribution may be generated that represents, for each of a plurality of state spaces, a probability that the particular portion of the program was viewed by the plurality of individual members of the household. Based on a simulation of the generated probability distribution, a plurality of possible viewership scenarios may be determined. One of the plurality of viewership scenarios may be selected, and a report may be generated that identifies, for the selected viewership scenario, each of the individual members of the household and an indication of whether the particular portion of the program was viewed by each of the individual members of the household.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Ying Li, Frank E. Pecjak
  • Publication number: 20200048774
    Abstract: A process for surface activation or depassivation of an article, in particular an alloy, by immersion of the alloy in an aqueous acid solution. The surface activation methods of the present invention can be performed during a relatively short period of time and achieve reductions in production costs and provide environmental friendliness as compared to prior art processes. In a further embodiment, after surface activation, the article is immersed in a second liquid that prevents re-formation of a passivating oxide layer on the surface of the article. In a further embodiment the surface-activated alloys are subjected to surface engineering by a process that infuses carbon or nitrogen through the surface at a temperature sufficiently low to suppress precipitation of carbides or nitrides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Zhen Li, Frank Ernst, Harold Kahn, Arthur Heuer
  • Patent number: 10559555
    Abstract: Methods of transferring micro-array LEDs of various colors onto a surface of a display substrate are provided. The transferring includes releasing micro-LEDs of a specific color from a structure that includes a releasable material onto a display substrate. The releasable material may be a laser ablatable material or a material that is readily dissolved in a specific etchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen W. Bedell, Bing Dang, Ning Li, Frank R. Libsch, Devendra K. Sadana
  • Patent number: 10556973
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for making nitrated styrenic fluoropolymers having various degrees of substitution. The nitrated styrenic fluoropolymer is capable of providing an exceptionally high birefringence ranging from 0.02 to 0.036. Further, the birefringence can be tuned by varying the degree of substitution (DS) of the nitro group on the styrenic ring to meet the need for optical compensation film applications. More particularly, the optical compensation films of the present invention are for use in an in-plane switching LCD (IPS-LCD) and OLED display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Akron Polymer Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Lang Hu, Liu Deng, Wentao Li, Robert Sharpe, Eduardo Cervo, Thauming Kuo, Bin Wang, Alan Phillips, Xiaoliang Zheng, Peiyao Wang, Dong Zhang, Frank Harris, Ted Germroth
  • Publication number: 20200035651
    Abstract: A structure containing a vertical light emitting diode (LED) is provided. The vertical LED is present in an opening located in a display substrate, and the vertical LED is coupled to a back contact structure via a magnetic back contact structure. A first top contact structure contacts a topmost surface of the vertical LED and a second top contact structure contacts a surface of the back contact structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen W. Bedell, Bing Dang, Ning Li, Frank R. Libsch, Devendra K. Sadana
  • Patent number: 10545083
    Abstract: We describe a method comprising: providing a droplet comprising a plurality of constituents, splitting said droplet into a first droplet and a second droplet, wherein said first droplet comprises a first fraction of said plurality of constituents and said second droplet comprises a second fraction of said plurality of constituents, analysing said constituents of said first fraction of said plurality of constituents in said first droplet, and sorting said second droplet dependent on an outcome of said analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sphere Fluidics Limited
    Inventors: Clive Adrian Smith, Xin Li, Frank F. Craig
  • Patent number: 10545290
    Abstract: A fiber to waveguide coupler is provided that includes an optical fiber having a core and a cladding. The cladding includes an inner cladding and an outer cladding with a polymer. At least one of the core and inner cladding defines a substantially flat surface parallel with an axis of the optical fiber. The optical fiber defines a stripped portion substantially free of outer cladding configured to expose the at least one substantially flat surface of the core or inner cladding. A waveguide is configured to be evanescently coupled with the exposed at least one substantially flat surface of the core or inner cladding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin Wallace Bennett, Alan Frank Evans, Ming-Jun Li, Aramais Robert Zakharian
  • Patent number: 10545584
    Abstract: A controller configured to control a pointer in a virtual reality environment includes a multi-axis magnetic field sensor, a multi-axis accelerometer, a gyroscope, a touchpad, and a wireless communications circuit. The controller can also include a processor and a memory storing instructions that when executed by the processor, cause the processor to obtain geomagnetic field data from the multi-axis magnetic field sensor, obtain acceleration data describing a direction and a magnitude of force affecting the controller from the multi-axis accelerometer, and obtain angular velocity data describing a rotational position of the controller from the gyroscope. The processor can communicate movement data to a computing device configured to generate a rendering of the virtual reality environment, the movement data describing an orientation of the controller wherein the movement data is based on at least one of the geomagnetic field data, the acceleration data, or the angular velocity data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Basheer Tome, Hayes S. Raffle, Chun Yat Frank Li
  • Patent number: 10537838
    Abstract: A filter media having lignite-derived activated carbon, polyacrylic acid (PAA), a commercially available copper-zinc alloy, and polydiallyldimethylammonium chloride (PolyDADMAC) or Luviquat®, which is Poly[(3-methyl-1-vinylimidazolium chloride)-co-(1-vinylpyrrolidone)], combined and used as suitable replacement for TOG bituminous coal-based activated carbon, silver, and PolyDADMAC. Functional groups in lignite-based activated carbon interact with the polyacrylic acid. Functional groups such as calcium, iron, or aluminum oxide/hydroxide of lignite-based activated carbon interact with PAA, and help hold the PolyDADMAC in place. The additional presence of a copper-zinc alloy enhances the filter anti-microbiological performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: KX Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jinwen Wang, Meedia Kareem, Rezan Kareem, William Li, Bruce E. Taylor, Carol DeLandra, Frank A. Brigano
  • Publication number: 20200017635
    Abstract: The present invention provides a surfactant having a formula selected from the group consisting of: B—((X)x—(CH2)a-Mn(VI), (A-(CH2)—(X)x—B—(X)x—(CH2)a-A)n (IV), (A-(CH2)a—(X)x—B)n (V), and (B)n—(X)x—(CH2)a—A (VII), wherein A is a perfluoropolyether; a is a positive integer; X is either a covalent bond or a linking group; x is a positive integer; B is a polyalkylene oxide unit; n is a positive integer greater than 1 and, in compounds comprising more than one A, B, X, a and x, each may be the same or different. The present invention also relates to methods of making such surfactants, uses of such surfactants and emulsions comprising such surfactants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Xin LI, Olive A Smith, Alexandra Clay, Frank F Craig
  • Patent number: 10526018
    Abstract: A front end module (10) has a cross member (12) that connects to longitudinal members (14) of a motor vehicle frame for carrying away loads from a bumper. An actuating rod (18) can pivot relative to the front wheel (22) due to relative movement of a part of the cross member (12) in the direction of travel of the motor vehicle during a small overlap crash. The actuating rod (18) in the pivoted-out state for rotating the front wheel (24) radially within a wheel rim ring (28) of the rim (22) can be gripped at the rim (22). Damage to the front wheel (24) by plastic deformation of the front end module (10) and by the actuating rod (18) can be avoided to permit satisfactory crash behavior of a motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Frank Burbulla, Xuan Li, Herbert Klamser
  • Patent number: 10526361
    Abstract: Methods and compositions using E-selectin antagonists are provided for the treatment and prevention of diseases and disorders treatable by inhibiting binding of E-selectin to an E-selectin ligand. Described herein are E-selectin antagonists including, for example, glycomimetic compounds, antibodies, aptamers and peptides that are useful in methods for treatment of cancers, and treatment and prevention of metastasis, inhibiting infiltration of the cancer cells into bone marrow, reducing or inhibiting adhesion of the cancer cells to endothelial cells including cells in bone marrow, and inhibiting thrombus formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: GlycoMimetics, Inc.
    Inventors: John L. Magnani, Arun K. Sarkar, Myung-Gi Baek, Frank E. Anderson, III, Yanhong Li