Patents by Inventor Han C. Wang

Han C. 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).

  • Patent number: 6850921
    Abstract: A method (100) for cascading system level target to component level design objectives using machine learning and design synthesis techniques. The method (100) of the present invention uses machine learning techniques to build (106, 108) surrogate models from given system targets (102). The method then employs design synthesis methods to determine (110) a range of component level design objectives for the given system level targets using the surrogate models. The range of component level design objectives is fed back (112) to one of the surrogate models to determine (114) the component design objectives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Beverly Joyce Becker, Chi-Chin Wu, Gregory Allen Kaepp, Hassen Hammoud, Han C. Wang, Keming Chen, Nanxin Wang
  • Patent number: 6179355
    Abstract: A bumper assembly for an automotive vehicle has a pair of multi-stage crush caps attached to longitudinal ends of generally parallel vehicle body support members, each of the crush caps having an outward facing impact surface. A bumper member is attached to the body support members so as to extend generally laterally therebetween encasing the pair of crush caps and has an upper crush groove, a lower crush groove, and an outward facing crush groove, all extending laterally along the bumper member. The outward facing crush groove has an inner crush initiating surface spaced a predetermined distance from and substantially parallel to the impact surface of each of the crush caps. A bumper fascia is mounted over the bumper member to provide an aesthetic exterior appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shui-Fang Chou, Yi Qu, Han C. Wang
  • Patent number: 6029765
    Abstract: A powertrain (12) including a transmission (16) and an engine (18) is supported on a motor vehicle structure (10) by a plurality of powertrain mounting brackets. At least one of the powertrain mounts (22) includes a plate member (40) having therein an elongated aperture 42 with first and second protuberances (70, 72) for providing releasable retention of the powertrain mounting bracket (20) and powertrain (12) relative to a structural member (22) of the motor vehicle structure (10). This powertrain mounting bracket (22) is useful for allowing the powertrain to shift forward a predetermined amount when subjected to a substantial inertial force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shui-Fang Chou, Han C. Wang, Lee Fong Ho
  • Patent number: 5046872
    Abstract: An impact printer is described which includes a shock wave generator means, a print hammer, and a solid wave guide interposed between the shock wave generator and print hammer. The solid wave guide acts to transmit a shock wave from the shock wave generator to the print hammer to cause its movement towards a substrate upon which printing is to occur. In a preferred embodiment, the shock wave generator comprises a piezoelectric or electrostrictive actuator, which actuator is held in compression by a frame that prevents any substantial longitudinal movement thereof. In a further preferred embodiment, circuitry is connected to the actuator for detecting, after an actuation, the return of the hammer into contact with the solid wave guide. In response to that detection, the circuitry provides a signal which enables operation of the shock wave generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1991
    Assignee: IBM Corporation
    Inventors: Paul S. H. Chang, Han C. Wang
  • Patent number: 4703689
    Abstract: A two-lever electromagnetic print actuator having a pivoted bellcrank armature and an end-pivoted print hammer is urged to free-flight by energy transfer at an energy transfer contact surface. The armature pivot, print hammer pivot and energy transfer surface are aligned in sequence and substantially coplanar. This converts input energy to optimum print velocity with minimum wear. In operation, energizing a coil attracts the armature to the stator, imparting energy to an energy transfer surface on an energy transfer armature leg. The energy transfer surface moves in an arc, delivering energy to a related energy transfer surface on the print hammer. The print hammer goes into pivoted free-flight when the armature strikes a stop pad. There is mimimum sliding, and thus minimum wear, between the energy transfer surfaces of the print hammer and armature as they both move in arcs of similarly convex circles which remain tangent at their contact point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1987
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph E. Wallace, Han C. Wang
  • Patent number: 4596479
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dot matrix printer which makes use of multiple dot patterns distributed on the cylinder, belt, hand or drum of a line printer to provide an improved printing throughput for an all addressable line printer. In a dot-helix matrix printer, different arrangements of the dots are used which can be varied in position and spacing to increase printing speed. On a belt, band or drum line printer, multiple dot patterns are given a predetermined distribution. More specifically, arrangements of dots are used which provide enhanced performance due to the fact that they are determined by an analysis of the statistical occurrence of a particular dot pattern in a character set. The higher statistical probability dot patterns are used more often on the belt, band or drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1986
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric G. Lean, Keith S. Pennington, Samuel C. Tseng, Han C. Wang
  • Patent number: 4393769
    Abstract: An impact printing mechanism is disclosed having an electrostatic clutch assembly, including a rotatively mounted semiconductive coated drum and a conductive band wrapped around the circumference thereof. The printing mechanism includes a printing hammer and a print spring for actuating the printing hammer. When a print command is issued, a voltage is applied to the band to create a field between the band and the drum coating. An electrostatic force is therefore generated when the drum is rotating slowly or synchronous with the drum step motion. That motion will pull the band and compress the print spring. The potential energy stored in the spring is then ready to fire the hammer. A hammer firing command turns off the voltage pulse and discharges the field, releasing the electrostatic holding force instantaneously and firing the hammer by the compressed spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1983
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alfred J. Landon, William B. Pennebaker, Han C. Wang
  • Patent number: 4393967
    Abstract: An electrostatic clutch operable by the Johnsen-Rahbek effect, which may be used to operate, e.g., a print hammer device, is described, said clutch comprising a rotatable drum and a band engagable therewith, wherein the engagable surface of the drum is a semiconductive surface prepared by sputtering or vapor depositing a layer of substantially pure silicon carbide onto a conductive substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1983
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jerome J. Cuomo, Alfred J. Landon, Han C. Wang