Patents by Inventor Frank Xu

Frank Xu 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: 20220182837
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method includes receiving a user instruction to initiate meshnet provisioning. The method also includes provisioning a first device to a meshnet, where the provisioning the first device yields first provisioning data that includes one or more keys. The method also includes provisioning a second device to the meshnet, where the provisioning the second device yields second provisioning data that includes include one or more keys. The method also includes transferring provisioning data that includes the first provisioning data and the second provisioning data to storage on the first device. Other embodiments of this aspect include corresponding computer systems, apparatus, and computer programs recorded on one or more computer storage devices, each configured to perform the actions of the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: Lennox Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Elena SMIRNOVA, Frank XU
  • Publication number: 20220153755
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, in part, are heteroaromatic compounds and methods of use in treating neuropsychiatric disorders, e.g., schizophrenia and major depressive disorder. Pharmaceutical compositions and methods of making heteroaromatic compounds are provided. The compounds are contemplated to modulate the NMDA receptor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: David R. Anderson, Robert Volkmann, Frank Menniti, Christopher Fanger, Yuelian Xu
  • Patent number: 11297504
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method includes receiving a user instruction to initiate meshnet provisioning. The method also includes provisioning a first device to a meshnet, where the provisioning the first device yields first provisioning data that includes one or more keys. The method also includes provisioning a second device to the meshnet, where the provisioning the second device yields second provisioning data that includes include one or more keys. The method also includes transferring provisioning data that includes the first provisioning data and the second provisioning data to storage on the first device. Other embodiments of this aspect include corresponding computer systems, apparatus, and computer programs recorded on one or more computer storage devices, each configured to perform the actions of the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: LENNOX INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Elena Smirnova, Frank Xu
  • Publication number: 20210345100
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method includes receiving a user instruction to initiate meshnet provisioning. The method also includes provisioning a first device to a meshnet, where the provisioning the first device yields first provisioning data that includes one or more keys. The method also includes provisioning a second device to the meshnet, where the provisioning the second device yields second provisioning data that includes include one or more keys. The method also includes transferring provisioning data that includes the first provisioning data and the second provisioning data to storage on the first device. Other embodiments of this aspect include corresponding computer systems, apparatus, and computer programs recorded on one or more computer storage devices, each configured to perform the actions of the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: Lennox Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Elena SMIRNOVA, Frank Xu
  • Publication number: 20210341775
    Abstract: An optical device includes a liquid crystal layer having a first plurality of liquid crystal molecules arranged in a first pattern and a second plurality of liquid crystal molecules arranged in a second pattern. The first and the second pattern are separated from each other by a distance of about 20 nm and about 100 nm along a longitudinal or a transverse axis of the liquid crystal layer. The first and the second plurality of liquid crystal molecules are configured as first and second grating structures that can redirect light of visible or infrared wavelengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Chulwoo Oh, Mauro Melli, Christophe Peroz, Vikramjit Singh, Frank Xu, Michael Anthony Klug
  • Patent number: 11067860
    Abstract: An optical device includes a liquid crystal layer having a first plurality of liquid crystal molecules arranged in a first pattern and a second plurality of liquid crystal molecules arranged in a second pattern. The first and the second pattern are separated from each other by a distance of about 20 nm and about 100 nm along a longitudinal or a transverse axis of the liquid crystal layer. The first and the second plurality of liquid crystal molecules are configured as first and second grating structures that can redirect light of visible or infrared wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Chulwoo Oh, Mauro Melli, Christophe Peroz, Vikramjit Singh, Frank Xu, Michael Anthony Klug
  • Publication number: 20180143470
    Abstract: An optical device includes a liquid crystal layer having a first plurality of liquid crystal molecules arranged in a first pattern and a second plurality of liquid crystal molecules arranged in a second pattern. The first and the second pattern are separated from each other by a distance of about 20 nm and about 100 nm along a longitudinal or a transverse axis of the liquid crystal layer. The first and the second plurality of liquid crystal molecules are configured as first and second grating structures that can redirect light of visible or infrared wavelengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Chulwoo Oh, Mauro Melli, Christophe Peroz, Vikramjit Singh, Frank Xu, Michael Anthony Klug
  • Publication number: 20150027001
    Abstract: Described herein are devices and techniques for solving the problems associated with the assembly of standard waterproof footwear such as the increased labor and cost of purchasing a taping machine and individually taping each seam of a waterproof article of footwear. Waterproof footwear described herein is made by laminating a waterproof membrane over substantially the entire exterior surface, including the seams, of a footwear liner, thereby producing a tapeless waterproof footwear article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Josh VanDernoot, Frank Xu, Henry Feng
  • Publication number: 20140250727
    Abstract: Described herein are devices and techniques for solving the problems, such as high costs and intensive labor, associated with individual cutting and lamination of each component of a multilayered article of manufacture, particularly a footwear article. The combined midsole/insole described herein is cut from a layered composition having a Strobel (or insole board) layer, a cushioning layer, and a textile layer. The Strobel layer, the cushioning layer, and the textile layer are needle-punched or laminated together to form the layered composition. The layered composition may be produced as a sheet of material or be produced as a roll of material without delamination or separation of the layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Josh VanDernoot, Frank XU
  • Patent number: 7981481
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of controlling the distribution of a fluid on a body that features compensating for varying distribution of constituent components of a composition that moved over a surface of a substrate. To that end, the method includes generating a sequence of patterns of liquid upon a substrate, each of which includes a plurality of spaced-apart liquid regions, with voids being defined between adjacent liquid regions. A second of the patterns of liquid of the sequence is arranged so that the liquid regions associated therewith are in superimposition with the voids of a first of the patterns of liquid of the sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Molecular Imprints, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Xu, Ian McMackin, PanKaj B. Lad, Michael P. C. Watts
  • Publication number: 20080085465
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method of solidifying a polymerizable liquid to form a film on a substrate that features minimizing inhibition of the polymerization process by oxygen contained in the atmosphere surrounding the polymerizable liquid. To that end, the polymerizable liquid includes, inter alia, an initiator that consumes oxygen that interacts with the polymerizable liquid and generates additional free radicals to facilitate the polymerizable process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Applicant: MOLECULAR IMPRINTS, INC.
    Inventors: Frank Xu, Edward Fletcher, Pankaj Lad, Michael Watts
  • Publication number: 20070272825
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions that feature improved preferential adhesion and release characteristics with respect to a substrate and a mold having imprinting material disposed therebetween. To that end, the compositions facilitate bifurcation of the imprinting into a surfactant-component-rich sub-portion and a surfactant-component-depleted sub-portion located between said surfactant-component-rich sub-portion and said substrate. This surfactant-component-rich sub-portion attenuates the adhesion forces between the mold and the imprinting material, once solidified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Applicant: MOLECULAR IMPRINTS, INC.
    Inventors: Frank Xu, Michael Miller
  • Publication number: 20070228608
    Abstract: A method/process for curing imprint on a template prior to contact with a substrate. A curing process is used to adhere the imprint to a wafer or substrate. Monomer is deposited on a template and then partially cured using a UV exposure. The exposure is controlled so that the imprint is cured past the gel point, but still retains a thin liquid layer of uncured monomer at the surface that will bond with the wafer. Further, this partially cured layer enables the alignment adjustments between the template and the substrate to be performed after contact between the two without pulling any monomer out of the features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Applicant: MOLECULAR IMPRINTS, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Shackleton, Pankaj Lad, Ian McMackin, Frank Xu, Sidlgata Sreenivasan
  • Publication number: 20070212494
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of applying an adhesion primer layer for an imprint lithography process that includes contacting a fluid with a surface of a substrate in a coating process and initiating a chemical reaction that forms a covalent bond between a component in the fluid and the surface of the substrate such that an adhesion primer layer is adhered to the surface of the substrate. A polymeric layer may be adhered to the surface of the substrate coated with the adhesion primer layer. The method allows adhesion primer coating for double-sided imprinting applications including patterned magnetic media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Applicant: MOLECULAR IMPRINTS, INC.
    Inventors: Frank Xu, Sidlgata Sreenivasan, Edward Fletcher
  • Publication number: 20070141271
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of controlling the distribution of a fluid on a body that features compensating for varying distribution of constituent components of a composition that moved over a surface of a substrate. To that end, the method includes generating a sequence of patterns of liquid upon a substrate, each of which includes a plurality of spaced-apart liquid regions, with voids being defined between adjacent liquid regions. A second of the patterns of liquid of the sequence is arranged so that the liquid regions associated therewith are in superimposition with the voids of a first of the patterns of liquid of the sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Applicant: MOLECULAR IMPRINTS, INC.
    Inventors: Frank Xu, Ian McMackin, Pankaj Lad, Michael Watts
  • Publication number: 20070077770
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of etching a multi-layer structure formed from a layer of a first material and a layer of a second material differing from the first material to obtain a desired degree of planarization. To that end, the method includes creating a first set of process conditions to etch the first material, generating a second set of process conditions to etch the second material; and establishing an additional set of process conditions to concurrently etch the first and second materials at substantially the same etch rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Inventors: David Wang, Frank Xu
  • Publication number: 20070077763
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of coating a substrate having a solidified layer formed thereon, that features depositing a flowable material upon the solidified layer and forming an additional layer having a smooth flowable surface upon the substrate by imparting rotational movement upon the substrate followed by leveling of the flowable material in an absence of the rotational movement. After the additional layer is formed, the same is solidified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Inventors: Frank Xu, Edward Fletcher
  • Publication number: 20070021520
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a composition of adhering together first and second materials. The composition features a multi-functional reactive compound that includes a backbone group and first and second functional groups; a cross-linker, and a catalyst. The first functional group is responsive to a first actinic energy to form cross-linked molecules and to adhere a subset of the cross-linked molecules to the first material. The second functional group is responsive to a second actinic energy, differing from the first actinic energy to adhere to the second material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2005
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventor: Frank Xu
  • Publication number: 20070017631
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method adhering a layer to a substrate that features defining first and second interfaces by having a composition present between the layer and the substrate that forms covalent bonds to the layer and adheres to the substrate employing one or more of covalent bonds, ionic bonds and Van der Waals forces. In this manner, the strength of the adhering force of the layer to the composition is assured to be stronger than the adhering force of the layer to the composition formed from a predetermined adhering mechanism, i.e., an adhering mechanism that does not include covalent bonding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2005
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventor: Frank Xu
  • Patent number: D553583
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Inventor: Frank Xu