Patents by Inventor Gary Wang

Gary Wang 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: 20230298565
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a set of training utterances each including a non-synthetic speech representation of a corresponding utterance, and for each training utterance, generating a corresponding synthetic speech representation by using a voice conversion model. The non-synthetic speech representation and the synthetic speech representation form a corresponding training utterance pair. At each of a plurality of output steps for each training utterance pair, the method also includes generating, for output by a speech recognition model, a first probability distribution over possible non-synthetic speech recognition hypotheses for the non-synthetic speech representation and a second probability distribution over possible synthetic speech recognition hypotheses for the synthetic speech representation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Andrew M. Rosenberg, Gary Wang, Bhuvana Ramabhadran, Fadi Biadsy
  • Patent number: 11684095
    Abstract: The present disclosure seeks to reduce the effects of rotational and linear acceleration experienced by the body of a user in response to an impact force. Modular disengaging systems of the present disclosure are generally suitable for coupling to protective equipment to provide a disengaging motion between various layers such that the effects of the impact force to the body of the user are reduced. Generally described, the modular disengaging systems of the present disclosure include layers configured to facilitate relative lateral motion therebetween upon an impact force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Simon Fraser University
    Inventors: Daniel Eamon Abram, Farid Golnaraghi, Gaofeng Gary Wang, Combiz Jelveh
  • Publication number: 20230013587
    Abstract: A method includes receiving training data that includes unspoken text utterances, un-transcribed non-synthetic speech utterances, and transcribed non-synthetic speech utterances. Each unspoken text utterance is not paired with any corresponding spoken utterance of non-synthetic speech. Each un-transcribed non-synthetic speech utterance is not paired with a corresponding transcription. Each transcribed non-synthetic speech utterance is paired with a corresponding transcription. The method also includes generating a corresponding synthetic speech representation for each unspoken textual utterance of the received training data using a text-to-speech model. The method also includes pre-training an audio encoder on the synthetic speech representations generated for the unspoken textual utterances, the un-transcribed non-synthetic speech utterances, and the transcribed non-synthetic speech utterances to teach the audio encoder to jointly learn shared speech and text representations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Rosenberg, Zhehuai Chen, Bhuvana Ramabhadran, Pedro J. Moreno Mengibar, Gary Wang, Yu Zhang
  • Publication number: 20220310065
    Abstract: A method includes receiving audio data corresponding to an utterance and generating a pair of positive audio data examples. Here, each positive audio data example includes a respective augmented copy of the received audio data. For each respective positive audio data example, the method includes generating a respective sequence of encoder outputs and projecting the respective sequence of encoder outputs for the positive data example into a contrastive loss space. The method also includes determining a L2 distance between each corresponding encoder output in the projected sequences of encoder outputs for the positive audio data examples and determining a per-utterance consistency loss by averaging the L2 distances. The method also includes generating corresponding speech recognition results for each respective positive audio data example. The method also includes updating parameters of the speech recognition model based on a respective supervised loss term and the per-utterance consistency loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Rosenberg, Bhuvana Ramabhadran, Zhehuai Chen, Gary Wang, Yu Zhang, Jesse Emond
  • Publication number: 20210371303
    Abstract: A water filter includes a housing, a spoiler unit, a power generation unit, a sterilization unit and a purification unit. The housing includes an input portion, an output portion and a first thread portion. The spoiler unit is provided in the housing and corresponds to the input portion. The power generation unit is provided in the housing and is coupled to the spoiler unit. The sterilization unit is provided in the housing and is electrically connected to the power generation unit, and includes a sterilization light source. The purification unit is provided in the housing and corresponds to the output portion and the sterilization unit, and includes a plurality of purification particles. Thus, the water filter is enabled to be coupled to a faucet using the first thread portion, allowing tap water to flow toward the direction from the input portion to the output portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: HSIU-LING YANG, GARY WANG
  • Publication number: 20210137184
    Abstract: Generally described, aspects of the disclosed subject matter are directed to impact mitigating membranes. In accordance with aspects of the present disclosure, the impact mitigating membranes generally include a laminar core having a first lamina and a second lamina coupled to the first lamina and configured to shift relative to the first lamina to dissipate kinetic energy resulting from an oblique impact force. The laminar core may include a lubricating layer or self-lubrication between the lamina to reduce friction. In general, the laminar core is surrounded by first and second encapsulating layers positioned adjacent each lamina. An anchoring attachment coupled to one or more of the first and second encapsulating layer and associating with the laminar core constrains relative lateral motion between the laminar core and the first and second encapsulating layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Daniel Eamon ABRAM, Farid GOLNARAGHI, Gaofeng Gary WANG
  • Publication number: 20190265141
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a suspension-based impact test system for testing impact of a testing object against an impacting object. The impact test system includes components to couple the testing object to a suspension arm through a coupling member, and the suspension arm interfaces a motion-guiding mechanism. The impact test system generally includes a detachment mechanism for releasing the testing object from the suspension arm when initiated by a release system. The testing object releases from the constraints such that the testing object can move freely just prior to contacting the impacting object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Simon Fraser University
    Inventors: Daniel Eamon Abram, Farid Golnaraghi, Gaofeng Gary Wang
  • Publication number: 20190021413
    Abstract: The present disclosure seeks to reduce the effects of rotational and linear acceleration experienced by the body of a user in response to an impact force. Modular disengaging systems of the present disclosure are generally suitable for coupling to protective equipment to provide a disengaging motion between various layers such that the effects of the impact force to the body of the user are reduced. Generally described, the modular disengaging systems of the present disclosure include layers configured to facilitate relative lateral motion therebetween upon an impact force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Simon Fraser University
    Inventors: Daniel Eamon Abram, Farid Golnaraghi, Gaofeng Gary Wang, Combiz Jelveh
  • Patent number: 10143255
    Abstract: An impact diverting mechanism having a top layer and a bottom layer is provided. The two layers are connected such that the top layer is configured to move in relation to the bottom layer when impacted, and therefore is able to divert impact and reduce rotational and linear acceleration on the bottom layer. The impact diverting mechanism may be attached to, or configured to attach to, an object in need of protection, such as a helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Simon Fraser University
    Inventors: Farid Golnaraghi, Gaofeng Gary Wang, Daniel Eamon Abram, Combiz Jelveh
  • Publication number: 20160120256
    Abstract: An impact diverting mechanism having a top layer and a bottom layer is provided. The two layers are connected such that the top layer is configured to move in relation to the bottom layer when impacted, and therefore is able to divert impact and reduce rotational and linear acceleration on the bottom layer. The impact diverting mechanism may be attached to, or configured to attach to, an object in need of protection, such as a helmet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: Simon Fraser University
    Inventors: Farid Golnaraghi, Gaofeng Gary Wang, Daniel Eamon Abram, Combiz Jelveh
  • Patent number: 9326508
    Abstract: The invention relates to (S)-3?-methyl-abscisic acid, and esters thereof, and methods of using and making these compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Valent BioSciences Corporation
    Inventors: Gary Wang, Daniel F. Heiman, Gregory D. Venburg
  • Patent number: 9232824
    Abstract: An impact diverting mechanism having a top layer and a bottom layer is provided. The two layers are connected such that the top layer is configured to move in relation to the bottom layer when impacted, and therefore is able to divert impact and reduce rotational and linear acceleration on the bottom layer. The impact diverting mechanism may be attached to, or configured to attach to, an object in need of protection, such as a helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Simon Fraser University
    Inventors: Farid Golnaraghi, Gaofeng Gary Wang, Daniel Eamon Abram, Combiz Jelveh
  • Publication number: 20150197479
    Abstract: The invention relates to (S)-3?-methyl-abscisic acid, and esters thereof, and methods of using and making these compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Gary Wang, Daniel F. Heiman, Gregory D. Venburg
  • Patent number: 8903020
    Abstract: A radio signal receiving system for providing a signal to a transceiver includes a signal retrieving module and a signal processing module. The signal retrieving module retrieves a radio signal through one of a conducting wire in an electrical outlet, a conducting wire in a vehicular cigarette lighter, and a metallic vehicular casing. The radio signal receiving system operates without any conventional self-contained antenna and includes a radio signal receiving carrier which is either made from a conventional conducting wire or made of a metal to thereby enhance the efficiency of signal reception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Yi Chang Hsiang Industrial, Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gary Wang
  • Publication number: 20140189945
    Abstract: An impact diverting mechanism comprising a top layer and a bottom layer is provided. The two layers are connected such that the top layer is configured to move in relation to the bottom layer when impacted, and therefore is able to divert impact and reduce rotational and linear acceleration on the bottom layer. The impact diverting mechanism may be attached to, or configured to attach to, an object in need of protection, such as a helmet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Farid Golnaraghi, Gaofeng Gary Wang, Iman Ebrahimi, Combiz Jelveh
  • Publication number: 20140140377
    Abstract: A radio signal receiving system for providing a signal to a transceiver includes a signal retrieving module and a signal processing module. The signal retrieving module retrieves a radio signal through one of a conducting wire in an electrical outlet, a conducting wire in a vehicular cigarette lighter, and a metallic vehicular casing. The radio signal receiving system operates without any conventional self-contained antenna and includes a radio signal receiving carrier which is either made from a conventional conducting wire or made of a metal to thereby enhance the efficiency of signal reception.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: YI CHANG HSIANG INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Gary WANG
  • Patent number: 8665168
    Abstract: A mutually inductive resonant antenna receiving radio waves of dual frequency bands improves a conventional antenna series-connected to a uniaxial wire. The mutually inductive resonant antenna receives FM or TMC radio waves and comprises a first antenna and a second antenna. The first antenna has a first conductive core wire and a first insulating layer. The first insulating layer encloses the first conductive core wire. The second antenna has a second mesh-like conductive layer and a second insulating layer. The second mesh-like conductive layer encloses a section of the first antenna such that another section of the first antenna is exposed. The second insulating layer encloses the second mesh-like conductive layer. A section of the second mesh-like conductive layer is extended from the first antenna and electrically connected to a signal transmission line. The second mesh-like conductive layer is not in contact with the first conductive core wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Yi Chang Hsiang Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gary Wang
  • Publication number: 20130113679
    Abstract: A mutually inductive resonant antenna receiving radio waves of dual frequency bands improves a conventional antenna series-connected to a uniaxial wire. The mutually inductive resonant antenna receives FM or TMC radio waves and comprises a first antenna and a second antenna. The first antenna has a first conductive core wire and a first insulating layer. The first insulating layer encloses the first conductive core wire. The second antenna has a second mesh-like conductive layer and a second insulating layer. The second mesh-like conductive layer encloses a section of the first antenna such that another section of the first antenna is exposed. The second insulating layer encloses the second mesh-like conductive layer. A section of the second mesh-like conductive layer is extended from the first antenna and electrically connected to a signal transmission line. The second mesh-like conductive layer is not in contact with the first conductive core wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: Gary WANG
  • Patent number: D702215
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Yi Chang Hsiang Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gary Wang
  • Patent number: D704173
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Yi Chang Hsiang Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gary Wang