Patents by Inventor Gang Hou

Gang Hou 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: 10968587
    Abstract: In a pneumatic fender, reinforcing layers of a body portion and reinforcing layers of a predetermined range in the longitudinal direction of a fender near a boundary between each hemispherical portion and the body portion are formed by aligning cords of reinforcing layers of the body portion and that of the predetermined range in parallel, and in a neutral state without expansion, the cords of the reinforcing layers of the body portion meet each other and the cords of the reinforcing layers of the predetermined range meet each other, and cord angles A and B are each set to from 15° to 45° with respect to the longitudinal direction of the fender. When the interior of the fender is set to a specified internal pressure, the cord angles A and B increase to extent of a static angle, and the body portion and the predetermined range expand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouko Tsuchiya, Minami Shibuya, Keiichi Hasegawa, Gang Hou, Satoshi Shibayama, Akihiro Iemoto, Shunichi Ono, Michito Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20210095634
    Abstract: A wave receiving plate is pivotably supported by a support device in the wave force generation system and includes a flexible plate in at least a part of the wave receiving plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Gang HOU, Shigehiko AMANO, Masato TADOKORO, Koji MOTOYAMA, Koki MARUYAMA, Chang-Kyu RHEEM, Hidetaka KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10928284
    Abstract: An impact test method and an impact test device is provided, wherein an impact application member is caused to fall freely onto a test sample placed on a placement platform. When the impact application member collides with the test sample, an impact force applied to the test sample and an indentation amount of the impact application member with respect to the test sample are measured by a load meter and a displacement meter, respectively. Based on the measured impact force and the measured indentation amount, a calculation unit calculates energy loss absorbed by the test sample when the impact application member and the test sample collide with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Gang Hou
  • Patent number: 10909766
    Abstract: A video map engine system includes a configuration management client, multiple video equipments, a video access server, an augmented reality processor, and an augmented reality client. The parameters of the video equipments includes azimuth angle P, vertical angle T and zoom factor Z of the video equipment, the augmented reality client is adapted for calculating the location where the augmented reality tag is presented in the real-time video according to the values of P, T, Z and the target location carried by the augmented reality tag, and presenting the augmented reality tag on the corresponding location of the real-time video. Therefore, the real-time video is served as the base map, and the augmented reality tag is presented on the base map, thereby achieving a video map effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: GOSUNCN TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shenghui Chen, Guanjie Xu, Chaowei Meng, Weijian Hu, Xianjing Lin, Jianrong Zhong, Zhuofeng Liu, Zhizhao Deng, Shengxin Jiang, Kejun Luo, Wenguo Gao, Xiwan Ning, Chunsen Qiu, Tongyu Huang, Gang Wang, Yibing Song, Yuqing Hou, Shuangguang Liu
  • Publication number: 20210013545
    Abstract: An electrolyte solution for a lithium-ion cell includes at least one organic carbonate solvent, at least one lithium salt including a non-coordinating anion and at least one polyfluorinated alkoxy olefin according to the general formula I, the general formula II, or the general formula III: I: RaRbC?CH—O—R, II: RaRbC?CH—O—CHRa?Rb?, III: RaRbC?CH—O—Rc—O—CH?CRa?Rb?, wherein Ra and Ra? are each independently a fluorinated alkyl group having 1 or 2 carbon atoms, Rb and Rb? are each independently F, Cl, Br or H, and R is CnHxFy, wherein n is an integer from 1 to 6, x and y are each independently integers from 0 to 13, and x+y=2n+1 or x+y=2n?1, and Rc is CkH(2k+1), wherein k is an integer from 2 to 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Hui Wang, Ya Qun Liu, Ying Han, Gang Xu, Jian Hou, Shuwen Peng, Rajiv Ratna Singh
  • Publication number: 20200399847
    Abstract: In a pneumatic fender, reinforcing layers of a body portion and reinforcing layers of a predetermined range in the longitudinal direction of a fender near a boundary between each hemispherical portion and the body portion are formed by aligning cords of reinforcing layers of the body portion and that of the predetermined range in parallel, and in a neutral state without expansion, the cords of the reinforcing layers of the body portion meet each other and the cords of the reinforcing layers of the predetermined range meet each other, and cord angles A and B are each set to from 15° to 45° with respect to the longitudinal direction of the fender. When the interior of the fender is set to a specified internal pressure, the cord angles A and B increase to extent of a static angle, and the body portion and the predetermined range expand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Kouko TSUCHIYA, Minami SHIBUYA, Keiichi HASEGAWA, Gang HOU, Satoshi SHIBAYAMA, Akihiro IEMOTO, Shunichi ONO, Michito KANEKO
  • Patent number: 10865051
    Abstract: In addition to the amount of wear of a rubber comprising at least an upper cover rubber of a conveyor belt installed at a use site, data of at least one input item from six input items consisting of an impact force acting on the conveyor belt, a tensile force, an indicator indicating a state of a core, an indicator indicating a state of an endless portion, an indicator indicating a state of a belt conveyor device, and an indicator indicating a use environment of the conveyor belt is input into a server via an input unit, and a calculation unit calculates a remaining service life of the conveyor belt based on the data input and, stored in a storage unit, a belt specification database and a tolerance range database in which a tolerance range for each of the input items is input in advance per belt specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gang Hou
  • Patent number: 10865052
    Abstract: Surface image data relating to an upper cover rubber is continuously and successively captured by a surface camera device and input to a computation device. Each piece of surface image data is stored in a database in association with data on the circumferential position of that surface image data on a conveyor belt and data on the time at which that surface image data was captured. An input unit is used to display any piece of surface image data on a monitor, register surface image data in which a predetermined defect is present on the surface of the upper cover rubber in the database as data to be monitored, and automatically register in the database surface image data having the same circumferential position data as the data to be monitored as related data to be monitored. Such monitoring system determines the state of damage of a cover rubber surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gang Hou, Masahiko Miyamoto, Taro Takahashi, Kazuya Kanno
  • Publication number: 20200333227
    Abstract: An abrasion tester and testing method. The testing method comprises setting a running speed of a rubber sample fixed to an outer surface of an annular belt member stretched between a pair of pulleys to a desired speed; setting a pressing load applied by a contact member to a desired pressing load via an anchor member; selecting, as the contact member, a desired contact member from a plurality of types of contact members with different rubber sample surface contacting tip specifications; pressing the contact member against the surface of the rubber sample running by the rotation of the pulleys; and obtaining an amount of scratch abrasion of the rubber sample using a calculation unit on the basis of a cross-sectional shape of the surface of the rubber sample detected by a shape sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventor: Gang Hou
  • Patent number: 10793371
    Abstract: A conveyor belt management system is capable of determining in detail the state of a conveyor belt, more reliably preventing the conveyor belt becoming unusable, determining a suitable replacement period, and lowing the running costs of the conveyor belt. A state of the conveyor belt is monitored by a calculation unit and an expected service life before use is calculated based on data of an indicator indicating a status of a belt conveyor device and an indicator indicating a use environment of the conveyor belt; at least one data from an amount of wear, an impact force, a tensile force, a state of a core, and an indicator indicating a state of an endless portion; and a belt specification database and a tolerance range database in which a tolerance range for each of the input items in input in advance per belt specification stored in a storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gang Hou
  • Patent number: 10783461
    Abstract: A conveyor belt management system is capable of determining a suitable replacement period of the conveyor belt. Data of an amount of wear of an upper cover rubber of the conveyor belt installed at a use site is input into a server via an input unit. A calculation unit is configured to calculate a remaining service life of the conveyor belt based on the input data and, stored in a storage unit, a belt specification database and a tolerance range database in which a tolerance range is input in advance for the amount of wear per belt specification; and calculate an expected service life of the conveyor belt before use of the conveyor belt based on a correlation between a use condition and belt specifications of the conveyor belt used up until present, the use condition of the conveyor belt, and the specifications of the conveyor belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gang Hou
  • Patent number: 10745207
    Abstract: Provided are a conveyor belt further enhancing the durability of loop coils embedded in the conveyor belt so as to detect vertical tears in the conveyor belt; and a belt conveyor system using the conveyor belt. A conveyor belt includes a core layer having a plurality of metal cords extending in the belt longitudinal direction arranged in parallel in the belt width direction; an upper cover rubber and a lower cover rubber disposed so as to interpose a core layer from above and below; a plurality of loop coils embedded at intervals in the belt longitudinal direction in the lower cover rubber; and protective layers being disposed between the core layer above and each of the loop coils below and embedded in the lower cover rubber at intervals in the belt longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Gang Hou
  • Publication number: 20200258304
    Abstract: A video map engine system includes a configuration management client, multiple video equipments, a video access server, an augmented reality processor, and an augmented reality client. The parameters of the video equipments includes azimuth angle P, vertical angle T and zoom factor Z of the video equipment, the augmented reality client is adapted for calculating the location where the augmented reality tag is presented in the real-time video according to the values of P, T, Z and the target location carried by the augmented reality tag, and presenting the augmented reality tag on the corresponding location of the real-time video. Therefore, the real-time video is served as the base map, and the augmented reality tag is presented on the base map, thereby achieving a video map effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Shenghui Chen, Guanjie Xu, Chaowei Meng, Weijian Hu, Xianjing Lin, Jianrong Zhong, Zhuofeng Liu, Zhizhao Deng, Shengxin Jiang, Kejun Luo, Wenguo Gao, Xiwan Ning, Chunsen Qiu, Tongyu Huang, Gang Wang, Yibing Song, Yuqing Hou, Shuangguang Liu
  • Patent number: 10732084
    Abstract: An abrasion tester and testing method. The testing method comprises setting a running speed of a rubber sample fixed to an outer surface of an annular belt member stretched between a pair of pulleys to a desired speed; setting a pressing load applied by a contact member to a desired pressing load via an anchor member; selecting, as the contact member, a desired contact member from a plurality of types of contact members with different rubber sample surface contacting tip specifications; pressing the contact member against the surface of the rubber sample running by the rotation of the pulleys; and obtaining an amount of scratch abrasion of the rubber sample using a calculation unit on the basis of a cross-sectional shape of the surface of the rubber sample detected by a shape sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Gang Hou
  • Publication number: 20200189854
    Abstract: Surface image data relating to an upper cover rubber is continuously and successively captured by a surface camera device and input to a computation device. Each piece of surface image data is stored in a database in association with data on the circumferential position of that surface image data on a conveyor belt and data on the time at which that surface image data was captured. An input unit is used to display any piece of surface image data on a monitor, register surface image data in which a predetermined defect is present on the surface of the upper cover rubber in the database as data to be monitored, and automatically register in the database surface image data having the same circumferential position data as the data to be monitored as related data to be monitored. Such monitoring system determines the state of damage of a cover rubber surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Gang HOU, Masahiko MIYAMOTO, Taro TAKAHASHI, Kazuya KANNO
  • Publication number: 20200195764
    Abstract: A terminal, comprising at least two front cameras located behind a display panel, wherein an area corresponding to a position of the at least one camera on the display panel is a first area, and other than the first area on the display panel is a second area, wherein each pixel unit of the first area and the second area respectively comprises a transparent portion and a non-transparent portion and a proportion of the transparent portion in the first area is greater than that of the second area. The terminal further comprises a processor configured to obtain N pictures taken by the at least two cameras, and process the N pictures by complementing the occluded areas based on pictures taken by the at least two cameras to obtain a picture in which the occluded area is completely or partially recovered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Gang Xu, Tuo Sun, Hung-yuan Jau, Chiaching Chu, Kangchung Liu, Hsienchang Hou, Xin Li
  • Patent number: 10682329
    Abstract: Obesity is inhibited by administering to a person in need thereof an effective amount of entacapone ((2E)-2-cyano-3-(3,4-dihydroxy-5-nitrophenyl)-N,N-diethylprop-2-enamide), or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof, particularly in conjunction with a second, different anti-obesity medicament. Pharmaceutical compositions comprise entacapone copackaged or coformulated with a second, different anti-obesity medicament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing
    Inventors: Niu Huang, Gang Zhi, Jijie Chai, Shiming Peng, Nannan Hou
  • Publication number: 20200160281
    Abstract: A conveyor belt management system is capable of determining in detail the state of a conveyor belt. A state of the conveyor belt is monitored by a calculation unit based on data of an indicator indicating a status of a belt conveyor device and data of an indicator indicating a use environment of the conveyor belt installed on a belt conveyor device; at least one data from an amount of wear of an upper cover rubber, an impact force acting on the conveyor belt, a tensile force, an indicator indicating a state of a core, and an indicator indicating a state of an endless portion input to the server by the input unit; and a belt specification database and a tolerance range database in which a tolerance range for each of the input items is input in advance per belt specification stored in a storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventor: Gang HOU
  • Publication number: 20200156879
    Abstract: A conveyor belt management system is capable of determining in detail the state of a conveyor belt, more reliably preventing the conveyor belt becoming unusable, determining a suitable replacement period, and lowing the running costs of the conveyor belt. A state of the conveyor belt is monitored by a calculation unit and an expected service life before use is calculated based on data of an indicator indicating a status of a belt conveyor device and an indicator indicating a use environment of the conveyor belt; at least one data from an amount of wear, an impact force, a tensile force, a state of a core, and an indicator indicating a state of an endless portion; and a belt specification database and a tolerance range database in which a tolerance range for each of the input items in input in advance per belt specification stored in a storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventor: Gang HOU
  • Publication number: 20200160282
    Abstract: A conveyor belt management system is capable of determining in detail the state of a conveyor belt, preventing the conveyor belt becoming unusable, determining a suitable replacement period, and lowering the running costs thereof. A state of the conveyor belt is monitored by a calculation unit and an expected service life before use is calculated based on data of an indicator indicating a state of a belt conveyor device and an indicator indicating a use environment of the conveyor belt; data from an amount of wear of a cover rubber, an impact force, a tensile force, a state of a core, and an indicator indicating a state of an endless portion; and a belt specification database and a tolerance range database in which a tolerance range for each of the input items is input in advance per belt specification; an updated correlation database being used when calculating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventor: Gang HOU