Patents by Inventor Frank Yang

Frank Yang 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: 20240120972
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for multiple input-multiple output (MIMO) channel access are provided herein. A method performed by a station (STA) may include receiving, from an initiating STA, a frame including information indicating a broadcast address and a control trailer. The control trailer may include information indicating that a multi-user multiple input-multiple output (MU-MIMO) frame is to be received from the initiating STA, and information indicative of a plurality of STAs, the plurality of STAs including the STA. The method may include transmitting a response frame to the indicated broadcast address based on the received frame and receiving the MU-MIMO frame from the initiating STA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Frank La Sita, Hanqing Lou, Oghenekome Oteri, Alphan Sahin, Li Hsiang Sun, Xiaofei Wang, Rui Yang
  • Patent number: 11944215
    Abstract: A vison-based self-checkout terminal is provided. Purchased items are placed on a base and multiple cameras take multiple images of each item placed on the base. A location for each item placed on the base is determined along with a depth and the dimensions of each item at its given location on the base. Each item's images are then cropped, and item recognition is performed for each item on that item's cropped images with that item's corresponding depth and dimension attributes. An item identifier for each item is obtained along with a corresponding price and a transaction associated with items are completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: NCR Voyix Corporation
    Inventors: Qian Yang, Frank Douglas Hinek, Dharamendra Kumar, Matias Gabriel Szylkowski Resnikow, Brent Vance Zucker
  • Publication number: 20240107537
    Abstract: A method of multi-access point (multi-AP) communication performed by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) comprises: receiving a first trigger frame from a first access point (AP) of a plurality of APs, the first trigger frame comprising first information; receiving a second trigger frame from a second AP of the plurality of APs at a predetermined time duration after receiving the first trigger frame, the second trigger frame also comprising the first information of the first trigger frame; generating a synchronization frame based on the first trigger frame and the second trigger frame, the synchronization frame comprising synchronization information; transmitting the synchronization frame to at least the first AP and the second AP; and receiving a data transmission based on the synchronization information from each of the first AP and the second AP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Oghenekome Oteri, Hanqing Lou, Li-Hsiang Sun, Xiaofei Wang, Alphan Sahin, Rui Yang, Frank LaSita
  • Publication number: 20240085630
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an optical element includes providing a substrate, forming a castable material coupled to the substrate, and casting the castable material using a mold. The method also includes curing the castable material and removing the mold. The optical element comprises a planar region and a clear aperture adjacent the planar region and characterized by an optical power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Chulwoo Oh, Ravi Kumar Komanduri, Vikramjit Singh, Shuqiang Yang, Frank Y. Xu
  • Patent number: 11928582
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a system, media, and method for deep learning applications in physical design verification. Generally, the approach includes maintaining a pattern library for use in training machine learning model(s). The pattern library being generated adaptively and supplemented with new patterns after review of new patterns. In some embodiments, multiple types of information may be included in the pattern library, including validation data, and parameter and anchoring data used to generate the patterns. In some embodiments, the machine learning processes are combined with traditional design rule analysis. The patterns being generated and adapted using a lossless process that encodes the information of a corresponding area of a circuit layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Piyush Pathak, Haoyu Yang, Frank E. Gennari, Ya-Chieh Lai
  • Patent number: 11918697
    Abstract: This disclosure includes a description of a sanitizing system for sanitizing a mobile electronic device comprising: a housing; a sanitizer contained within the housing configured to emit radiation with a sanitizing effect; and an entry system with a default closed position, the entry system being configured to permit a mobile electronic device to pass through the entry system and then automatically return to the default closed position, the entry system comprising a first outer enclosure and a second inner obstruction; wherein the entry system blocks radiation emitted within the sanitizing system to a level acceptable for consumer use, or wherein the second inner obstruction provides more radiation attenuation than the first outer enclosure, and/or wherein the combination of the first outer enclosure and the second inner obstruction provides more radiation attenuation than the first outer enclosure by itself. Disclosed are internal reflectors to help distribute sanitizing radiation generally evenly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: simplehuman, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, Ryan Wong, Cory Bowman, Frederick Bushroe, William Patrick Conley, Nasser Pirshafiey
  • Patent number: 11918156
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a manually operated liquid dispenser. In any embodiments disclosed herein, the dispenser can include a housing with a volume of space therein, the volume of space having a first end and a second end, a pump sleeve extending into the space of the housing and nearly to a bottom, inside surface of the space, a pump head, a push rod coupled with the pump head and configured to be axially movable within an axial opening extending through the pump sleeve, a passageway extending through at least the pump head and the push rod, the passageway being in fluid communication with the axial opening extending through the pump sleeve and with the volume of space within the housing, and a first valve configured to control a passage of a liquid substance within the volume of space in the housing through a passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: simplehuman, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, Joseph Sandor, William Patrick Conley
  • Patent number: 11910969
    Abstract: Accessibly positioned sanitizing materials can include paper towels and sanitizing sprays. A paper towel holder with a central support to hold a roll of paper towels can allow spinning dispensing of paper towels. The central support can also function separately as a removable disinfectant sprayer, enabling a user to carry and store paper towels and disinfecting solution in the same location, and providing a disinfecting sprayer nearby when paper towels are used to clean a surface. The structure described can also house other fluids for spraying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: simplehuman, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, Joseph Sandor, Myk Wayne Lum, Adam C. Wade
  • Publication number: 20240010128
    Abstract: A mirror assembly can include a housing, a mirror, and a light source. In certain embodiments, the mirror is rotatable within a support portion of the mirror assembly. In some embodiments, the mirror assembly is configured to use an audio sensor or an audio signal derived from an audio sensor, such as an audio sensor or audio signal configured to sense or to correspond to or to represent one or more voice commands or other sounds (e.g., clapping, snapping, or otherwise) received from a user, in order to actuate or adjust any of one or more features or settings of the mirror assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Frank Yang, Guy Cohen
  • Patent number: 11859807
    Abstract: A mirror assembly can include a housing, a mirror, and a light source. In certain embodiments, the mirror includes a light pipe configured to emit a substantially constant amount of light along a periphery of the mirror. In some embodiments, the mirror assembly includes a sensor assembly. The sensor assembly can be configured to adjust the amount of emitted light based on the position of a user in relation to the mirror. Certain embodiments of the mirror include an algorithm to adjust light based on the position of a user relative to the mirror, the level of ambient light, and/or the activation of different light modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: simplehuman, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, David Wolbert, Joseph Sandor, Orlando Cardenas, Frederick N. Bushroe
  • Publication number: 20230400666
    Abstract: A mirror assembly can include a housing, a mirror, and a light source. In certain embodiments, the mirror is rotatable within a support portion of the mirror assembly. In some embodiments, the mirror assembly includes a light pipe configured to emit a substantially constant amount of light along a periphery of the mirror. In some embodiments, the mirror assembly includes a sensor assembly. The sensor assembly can be configured to adjust the amount of emitted light based on the position of a user in relation to the mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2023
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Inventors: Frank Yang, William Patrick Conley, Adam Sbeglia
  • Publication number: 20230382638
    Abstract: Various trashcans, their coatings, and coatings for other household goods are disclosed. In certain implementations, the disclosed coatings are antimicrobial. Various methods for forming antimicrobial coatings for household goods are also disclosed. In some embodiments, the antimicrobial coating comprises a substrate and an antimicrobial agent. In certain implementations the coating can be applied to a household good where the coating leaves a substantially streak-free finish. Some embodiments pertain to protective films that can be removed from a coated household good without leaving residue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Frank Yang, Di-Fong Chang, Hon-Lun Chen
  • Publication number: 20230371676
    Abstract: A mirror assembly can include a housing, a mirror, and a light source. In some embodiments, the mirror comprises one or more adjustable sections. In certain embodiments, the mirror includes a light column configured to emit a substantially constant amount of light along a periphery of a mirror section. In some embodiments, the light column can produce various color temperatures. In some embodiments, the mirror assembly comprises a capacitive touch sensor that allows control of one or more features of the light emitted from the light source. In some embodiments, the mirror assembly includes a sensor assembly. The sensor assembly can be configured control on/off settings and other features of the emitted light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: Frank Yang, Tzu-Hao Wei, Guy Cohen, Joseph Sandor
  • Patent number: 11819107
    Abstract: A mirror assembly can include a housing, a mirror, and a light source. In certain embodiments, the mirror is rotatable within a support portion of the mirror assembly. In some embodiments, the mirror assembly includes a light pipe configured to emit a substantially constant amount of light along a periphery of the mirror. In some embodiments, the mirror assembly includes a sensor assembly. The sensor assembly can be configured to adjust the amount of emitted light based on the position of a user in relation to the mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: simplehuman, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, Zachary Rapoport, Eric Beaupre, Sachin Kumar, Chetan Machakanoor, Varun Sundar
  • Publication number: 20230356235
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a paper shredder having a shredder, a first receptacle, a housing, a magnet, and a hook assembly. The first receptacle can be positioned below the shredder. The housing can comprise a front wall, a rear wall, lateral side walls connecting the front and rear wall, and a base. The housing can be configured to enclose the shredder and the receptacle. The magnet can be positioned in the base of the housing. The hook assembly can be coupled to an upper portion of the rear wall of the housing. The hook assembly can comprise a body extending along at least a portion of the rear wall of the housing and a hook coupled to a first end of the body. The base and the receptacle can be removable from the paper shredder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Frank Yang, Cory Bowman, Myk Lum, Adam Wade, Yoon Kim, Nasser Pirshafiey, Chris Doran
  • Patent number: 11801996
    Abstract: Various trash can assembly embodiments are disclosed. In some embodiments, the trash can assembly includes a body and a lid assembly. The lid assembly can include a lid, and a multicomponent trim ring. The lid assembly can be rotatably connected with the body via a hinge unit. In certain embodiments, a flange of the trim ring is guided into and/or received into the hinge unit. A translating pin of the hinge unit can engage into the flange, thereby providing a rotatable connection between the trim ring and the body. In various embodiments, the translating pin is coupled with a handle to facilitate movement of the pin by a user during engagement of the trim ring and the hinge unit. A positioner can help to position the trash can against or adjacent to a wall or other structure. The movement of both the trim ring and the lid can be dampened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: simplehuman, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, Di-Fong Chang, Joseph Sandor
  • Patent number: 11759060
    Abstract: Various liquid dispensers are disclosed. Certain embodiments include a portable liquid dispenser configured for consumer use in dispensing soap, sanitizer, or ingestible liquids. The dispenser can comprise a housing, a reservoir having an interior configured to store a liquid, a fluid pathway having an opening in fluid communication with the interior of the reservoir, a pump comprising a plurality of rollers, each of the plurality of rollers being configured to contact a portion of the fluid pathway in a flexible tube such that each of the plurality of rollers compresses a portion of the flexible tube that is in contact with the roller, a nozzle, a fluid damper in communication with the pump and the nozzle, an electronic control unit in electrical communication with the pump, and a rotation-tracking feedback system in electrical communication with the electronic control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: simplehuman, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, Jason Chin, Josef Kirkman
  • Patent number: D1004069
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: simplehuman, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, Tzu-Hao Wei, Shinwei Rhoda Yen, Myk Lum, Adam Wade
  • Patent number: D1009485
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: simplehuman, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, Tzu-Hao Wei, Daniel Ballou
  • Patent number: D1017167
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: simplehuman, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, Myk Lum, Adam Wade