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).

  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10514506
    Abstract: An optical coupler that provides evanescent optical coupling includes an optical fiber and a waveguide. The optical fiber has a glass core, a glass inner cladding surrounding the glass core, and a polymeric outer cladding surrounding the glass inner cladding. The glass core and glass inner cladding define for the fiber a glass portion, which can be exposed at one end of the fiber by removing a portion of the polymeric outer cladding. The glass portion has a glass-portion surface. The waveguide has a waveguide core and a surface, and can be part of a photonic device. The glass portion of the fiber is interfaced with the waveguide to establish evanescent coupling between the fiber and the waveguide. Alignment features are used to facilitate aligning the fiber core to the waveguide core during the interfacing process to ensure suitable efficiency of the evanescent coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Lars Martin Otfried Brusberg, Douglas Llewellyn Butler, Alan Frank Evans, Ming-Jun Li, James Scott Sutherland
  • Patent number: 10509487
    Abstract: A system for combining a gyromouse input with a touch surface input in an augmented reality (AR) environment and/or a virtual reality (VR) environment, a virtual display of virtual items and/or features may be adjusted in response to movement of the gyromouse combined with touch inputs, or touch and drag inputs, received on a touch surface of the gyromouse. Use of the gyromouse in the AR/VR environment may allow touch screen capabilities to be accurately projected into a three dimensional virtual space, providing a controller having improved functionality and utility in the AR/VR environment, and enhancing the user's experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: David Dearman, Chun Yat Frank Li
  • Patent number: 10495579
    Abstract: A system includes a beam steering assembly configured to adjust an incident beam to form a corrected beam; a beam monitoring assembly configured to generate monitoring data for the corrected beam including one or more offset parameters of the corrected beam; and a controller configured to store one or more zero parameters of the corrected beam, calculate at least one difference between the one or more zero parameters and the one or more offset parameters of the corrected beam, determine one or more beam position adjustments of the incident beam based on the at least one difference between the one or more zero parameters and the one or more offset parameters of the corrected beam, and direct the beam steering assembly via one or more motor drivers to actuate one or more motors to adjust the incident beam to form the corrected beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Li, Zhiwei Xu, Timothy Swisher, Kwan Auyeung, Yury Yuditsky
  • Publication number: 20190364315
    Abstract: Techniques for projecting person-level viewership from household-level tuning events are described. Initially, panelist viewing data are accessed and a plurality of state values based on the panelist viewing data are determined. Then, tuning data representing tuning events associated with particular households are accessed. For at least one tuning event represented by the tuning data, household member data is accessed, a portion of the panelist viewing data whose panelist information matches at least a portion of the member data is determined, a total number of watched minutes of the program by an individual member and a number of continuous series of watched states of the program by the individual member is determined, and an output representative of a probability that the particular portion of the program was watched by one or more of the individual members is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Ying Li, Pakawat Phalitnonkiat, Frank E. Pecjak
  • Patent number: 10484795
    Abstract: A configuration of speaker terminals in a speaker basket. The configuration of speaker terminals has a set of conductive terminals positioned adjacent to one another on a single side of the speaker basket. The set of conductive terminals are coupled between a spider retained in the speaker basket and a connector element, also positioned on the single side of speaker basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Frank Li, Sum Zhang, Bo Sun
  • Patent number: 10474932
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, devices, and methods for detecting anomalies in multivariate data received from an asset-related data source, such as signal data and/or other data from an asset. According to an example, a platform may receive multivariate data from an asset in an original coordinate space and transform the data in the original coordinate space to a transformed coordinate space having a relatively fewer number of dimensions. Additionally, the platform may standardize the data in the transformed coordinate space and modify the standardized data based on a comparison between the standardized data and a set of threshold values previously defined via training data reflective of normal asset operation. Thereafter, the platform may inversely transform the modified data back to the original coordinate space and perform an analysis to detect anomalies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Uptake Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Fineis, Michael Horrell, Tuo Li, James Herzog
  • Patent number: 10475254
    Abstract: Systems, devices, methods, computer program products, and electronic apparatuses for aligning components in virtual reality environments are provided. An example method includes detecting a first input from a handheld controller of a virtual reality system, responsive to detecting the first input, instructing a user to orient a handheld controller in a designated direction, detecting a second input from the handheld controller; and responsive to detecting the second input, storing alignment data representative of an alignment of the handheld controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: David Dearman, Chun Yat Frank Li, Erica Morse
  • Publication number: 20190325534
    Abstract: An online agricultural system manages and optimizes interactions of entities within the system to enable the execution of transaction and the transportation of crop products. The online agricultural system accesses historic and environmental data describing factors that may impact crop product transactions and/or transportation to determine market prices for crop products and crop product transportation. Responsive to receiving a request from an entity, the online agricultural system determines an optimal transaction for the entity, such as a price for selling a crop product, an available crop product for purchase, or a transportation opportunity to transport a crop product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: David Patrick Perry, Barry Loyd Knight, Eric Michael Jeck, Rachel Ariel Raymond, Neal Hitesh Rajdev, Geoffrey Albert von Maltzahn, Robert Berendes, Kearney Klein, Misha Sidorsky, Frank Crespo, Jacqueline Li, Justin Y H Wong, Brian Birtwistle, Michael Hall, Andrew Luther, Lisa Hoopes
  • Publication number: 20190325387
    Abstract: An online agricultural system manages and optimizes interactions of entities within the system to enable the execution of transaction and the transportation of crop products. The online agricultural system accesses historic and environmental data describing factors that may impact crop product transactions and/or transportation to determine market prices for crop products and crop product transportation. Responsive to receiving a request from an entity, the online agricultural system determines an optimal transaction for the entity, such as a price for selling a crop product, an available crop product for purchase, or a transportation opportunity to transport a crop product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: David Patrick Perry, Barry Loyd Knight, Eric Michael Jeck, Rachel Ariel Raymond, Neal Hitesh Rajdev, Geoffrey Albert von Maltzahn, Robert Berendes, Kearney Klein, Misha Sidorsky, Frank Crespo, Jacqueline Li, Justin Y H Wong, Brian Birtwistle, Michael Hall, Andrew Luther, Jonathan Hennek, Ean Shaughnessy Wahl Mullins, Lisa Hoopes
  • Publication number: 20190325390
    Abstract: An online agricultural system manages and optimizes interactions of entities within the system to enable the execution of transaction and the transportation of crop products. The online agricultural system accesses historic and environmental data describing factors that may impact crop product transactions and/or transportation to determine market prices for crop products and crop product transportation. Responsive to receiving a request from an entity, the online agricultural system determines an optimal transaction for the entity, such as a price for selling a crop product, an available crop product for purchase, or a transportation opportunity to transport a crop product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: David Patrick Perry, Barry Loyd Knight, Eric Michael Jeck, Rachel Ariel Raymond, Neal Hitesh Rajdev, Geoffrey Albert von Maltzahn, Robert Berendes, Kearney Klein, Misha Sidorsky, Frank Crespo, Jacqueline Li, Justin Y H Wong, Brian Birtwistle, Michael Hall, Andrew Luther, Jonathan Hennek, Ean Shaughnessy Wahl Mullins, Lisa Hoopes
  • Patent number: 10450658
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Zhen Li, Frank Ernst, Harold Kahn, Arthur Heuer
  • Publication number: 20190315754
    Abstract: We provide compounds given by Formula I, which is shown in FIG. 3, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, as well as formulations thereof and methods of use of those compounds and formulations for treatment of cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Eisai R&D Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wanjun Zheng, Xiaojie Zhu, Hong Du, Maarten Postema, Yimin Jiang, Jing Li, Robert Yu, Hyeong-wook Choi, Jaemoon Lee, Frank Fang, Daniel Custar