Patents by Inventor Henry Liu

Henry Liu 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: 20190314777
    Abstract: Microfluidic devices, systems, and methods for mixing a solution are disclosed, comprising a microfluidic device (100) having a first chamber (110) connected via a connection channel to a second chamber (116) that in operation is only in fluidic communication with the first chamber of the device (100). In the method, solution in the first chamber (110) is forced into the second chamber (116), compressing the air trapped within the second chamber (116), and then that solution is returned to the first chamber (110). On return to the first chamber (110), the solution exits the connecting channel (115) and causes mixing in the first chamber (110).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Zhi Li, Yu Liu, Henry G. Wada, Daisuke Eto, Chen Li, Kazuhisa Kobayashi, Warren Wu
  • Patent number: 10345015
    Abstract: Standalone and self-contained cooling systems using compressed liquid and/or gas CO2 containers positioned in an insulated or non-insulated vessel and consisting of a specially designed unit where the containers are vertically positioned in an upright or upside-down position. The liquid and/or gas CO2 coolant is then released into capillary tube(s) embedded into a heat transfer plate or heat exchanger thus leveraging the CO2 coolant properties. The temperature is controlled by a metering CO2 releasing system encompassing an electronic control device which can be operated remotely and/or via a touch screen and which sends alerts when pre-defined thresholds are exceeded. The invention's metering CO2 releasing system may be triggered by an electronic or a thermostatic valve or may be triggered manually or by an electronic solenoid. The invention's cooling system also encompasses check valves, which avoid liquid and/or gas CO2 from escaping when removing or replacing CO2 containers individually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: Frostime LLC, NDSU Research Foundation
    Inventors: Mark Holzwanger, Xianghong Henry Liu, Heng Hu, Harry Holzwanger, Maria Grazia Verardi, Robert A. Sailer, Justin Hoey
  • Publication number: 20190186907
    Abstract: A measurement system is described herein that accurately calculates the complete position and orientation of a dynamic object in real-time. The measurement system includes a laser unit, a target, a camera unit, and a control unit. The target is arranged to rotate about all three spatial axes, and includes a reflective element, a gyroscope, and a pair of light emitting devices. The laser unit is arranged to rotate about two of its spatial axes, and further arranged to emit a laser beam toward the target. The reflective element reflects the laser beam back toward the laser unit, where the laser unit detects the returned laser beam. The camera unit is arranged to detect light emitted from the pair of light emitting devices. The control unit is arranged to gather information and data captured by the system to determine the position and orientation of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: AP Robotics, LLC.
    Inventors: Kan C. Lau, Henry Song, Yubing Yang, Yuangun Liu
  • Patent number: 10318178
    Abstract: A method of accelerating copy operations is performed by a data storage appliance. The method includes (a) in response to receiving a copy command to copy from a source extent to a target extent, issuing a buffered read command to read from the source extent down a storage stack of the data storage appliance by a driver running on the data storage appliance, the source extent being part of a first logical disk backed by non-volatile storage of the data storage appliance and the target extent being part of a second logical disk backed by non-volatile storage of the data storage appliance, (b) in response to issuing, receiving at the driver an indication from the storage stack that the source extent is empty, and (c) in response to receiving, issuing a zero-fill command to fill the target extent with zeroes down the storage stack by the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Changyu Feng, Henry Austin Spang, IV, Jian Gao, Xinlei Xu, Xiongcheng Li, Yousheng Liu
  • Publication number: 20190163146
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems for building management system analysis are described herein. One method includes embedding a plurality of statistics associated with a building within a graphical display of the building and displaying a timeline of the plurality of statistics within the graphical display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Xiaoxun Zhu, Luther Zhang, Henry Chen, Muli Liu, Yi Sun, Binbin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10301299
    Abstract: Compounds of formula (I) wherein X1, X2, W, R1 to R5, L and m have the meaning according to the claims, are glucosidase inhibitors, and can be employed, inter alia, for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Henry Yu, Lesley Liu-Bujalski, Theresa L. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20190150488
    Abstract: A method for preparing seaweed extract from Eucheuma seaweed wherein the finished product did not undergo alkali modification. The seaweed extract produced in this method was tested as a binder in 50% extended restructured ham. The results demonstrate the binding capability of the seaweed extract in meat systems. A method was then developed to monitor the quality of the finished seaweed extract in terms of protein reactivity. The measurement of the extract's functionality was done using a benchtop modelling system similar to the production of processed meat whereby the method generates what is called meat gels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: ARVIN LARA, Henry Liu
  • Patent number: 10298265
    Abstract: Methods and systems for decoding an LDPC encoded data block using first and second sets of decoding parameters. The method includes iteratively decoding the LDPC encoded data block using a first set of decoding parameters. The decoding progress is monitored to determine whether the decoding has reached a non-progressing state. If it is determined that the decoding has reached a non-progressing state the decoding is terminated and iterative decoding of the LDPC encoded data block is restarted using a second set of decoding parameters. The second set of decoding parameters is different from the first set of decoding parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Imagination Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Gilbert, Henry Liu, Adrian John Anderson
  • Publication number: 20190102369
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for copying content from a rendered document into another document. The disclosed technology addresses the need in the art to maintain a version of a collection of content items that includes changes and/or comments from a first group of users, and provide a second version of the collection of content items to an external user that does not include internal comments and/or visible changes. The solution may provide a work product that appears complete and/or professional to the second group of users, while the first group of users continue to update and/or collaborate on the first version of the collection of content items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Vinod VALLOPPILLIL, Henry Liu, Ryhan Hassan, Eric Sprauve, Jong-Moon Kim, Francesco Paduano, Jane Davis, David Fish, Jacob Hurwitz, Kate Rudolph
  • Patent number: 10118341
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing device calibration system and method. In laser control systems, such as the laser control systems used for SL and SLS 3D printers, the laser beam is moved to a location by applying a control value. Often the control value and the location of the laser beam are in different spaces. One calibration system and method involves the input of a number of control values and their corresponding laser beam locations, and the adjusting of the parameters of a mapping function such that the control values generated by applying the mapping function to the input laser beam locations best matches the corresponding input control values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Full Spectrum Laser
    Inventors: Henry Liu, Mark P. Woodward, Rodney Chang, Nathan Rowe
  • Publication number: 20180274824
    Abstract: Standalone and self-contained cooling systems using compressed liquid and/or gas CO2 containers positioned in an insulated or non-insulated vessel encompassing a container which is either vertically positioned in an upright or an upside-down position. The liquid and/or gas CO2 coolant is then released into a capillary system or flow metering system to allow the CO2 to enter a second body to where the CO2 coolant properties may be leveraged. The second body includes, by way of example, a plate, a cushion, a spot treatment pad for a person's muscle, or a cooler. The temperature is controlled by a metering CO2 releasing system encompassing an electronic control device which sends alerts when pre-defined thresholds are exceeded. The invention's metering CO2 releasing system may be triggered by an electronic or a thermostatic valve or may be triggered manually or by an electronic solenoid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicants: Frostime LLC, NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Mark Holzwanger, Xianghong Henry Liu, Heng Hu, Harry Holzwanger, Maria Grazia Verardi, Robert A. Sailer, Justin Hoey, William John Refling
  • Publication number: 20180266734
    Abstract: Standalone and self-contained cooling systems using compressed liquid and/or gas CO2 containers positioned in an insulated or non-insulated vessel and consisting of a specially designed unit where the containers are vertically positioned in an upright or upside-down position. The liquid and/or gas CO2 coolant is then released into capillary tube(s) embedded into a heat transfer plate or heat exchanger thus leveraging the CO2 coolant properties. The temperature is controlled by a metering CO2 releasing system encompassing an electronic control device which can be operated remotely and/or via a touch screen and which sends alerts when pre-defined thresholds are exceeded. The invention's metering CO2 releasing system may be triggered by an electronic or a thermostatic valve or may be triggered manually or by an electronic solenoid. The invention's cooling system also encompasses check valves, which avoid liquid and/or gas CO2 from escaping when removing or replacing CO2 containers individually.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicants: Frostime LLC, NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Mark Holzwanger, Xianghong Henry Liu, Heng Hu, Harry Holzwanger, Maria Grazia Verardi, Robert A. Sailer, Justin Hoey
  • Publication number: 20180259230
    Abstract: Standalone and self-contained cooling systems using compressed liquid and/or gas CO2 containers positioned in an insulated or non-insulated vessel and consisting of a specially designed unit where the containers are vertically positioned in an upright or upside-down position. The liquid and/or gas CO2 coolant is then released into capillary tube(s) embedded into a heat transfer plate or heat exchanger thus leveraging the CO2 coolant properties. The temperature is controlled by a metering CO2 releasing system encompassing an electronic control device which can be operated remotely and/or via a touch screen and which sends alerts when pre-defined thresholds are exceeded. The invention's metering CO2 releasing system may be triggered by an electronic or a thermostatic valve or may be triggered manually or by an electronic solenoid. The invention's cooling system also encompasses check valves, which avoid liquid and/or gas CO2 from escaping when removing or replacing CO2 containers individually.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicants: Frostime LLC, NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Mark Holzwanger, Xianghong Henry Liu, Heng Hu, Harry Holzwanger, Maria Grazia Verardi, Robert A. Sailer, Justin Hoey
  • Publication number: 20180202692
    Abstract: Standalone and self-contained cooling systems using compressed liquid and/or gas CO2 containers positioned in an insulated or non-insulated vessel and consisting of a specially designed unit where the containers are vertically positioned in an upright or upside-down position. The liquid and/or gas CO2 coolant is then released into capillary tube(s) embedded into a heat transfer plate or heat exchanger thus leveraging the CO2 coolant properties. The temperature is controlled by a metering CO2 releasing system encompassing an electronic control device which can be operated remotely and/or via a touch screen and which sends alerts when pre-defined thresholds are exceeded. The invention's metering CO2 releasing system may be triggered by an electronic or a thermostatic valve or may be triggered manually or by an electronic solenoid. The invention's cooling system also encompasses check valves, which avoid liquid and/or gas CO2 from escaping when removing or replacing CO2 containers individually.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicants: Frostime LLC, NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Mark Holzwanger, Xianghong Henry Liu, Heng Hu, Harry Holzwanger, Maria Grazia Verardi, Robert A. Sailer, Justin Hoey
  • Patent number: 9976782
    Abstract: Standalone and self-contained cooling systems using compressed liquid and/or gas C02 containers positioned in an insulated or non-insulated vessel and consisting of a specially designed unit where the containers are vertically positioned in an upright or upside-down position. The liquid and/or gas CO2 coolant is then released into capillary tube(s) embedded into a heat transfer plate or heat exchanger thus leveraging the C02 coolant properties. The temperature is controlled by a metering C02 releasing system encompassing an electronic control device which can be operated remotely and/or via a touch screen and which sends alerts when pre-defined thresholds are exceeded. The invention's metering C02 releasing system may be triggered by an electronic or a thermostatic valve or may be triggered manually or by an electronic solenoid. The invention's cooling system also encompasses check valves, which avoid liquid and/or gas C02 from escaping when removing or replacing C02 containers individually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignees: Frostime LLC, NDSU Research Foundation
    Inventors: Mark Holzwanger, Xianghong Henry Liu, Heng Hu, Harry Holzwanger, Maria Grazia Verardi, Robert A. Sailer, Justin Hoey
  • Patent number: 9944804
    Abstract: A water washable resin formulation for 3D printing having at least one water-soluble and/or water-dispersible ingredient such as an oligomer and/or monomer. In one example, a water-soluble ingredient is greater than 1% by weight of the resin formulation. A water-soluble or water-dispersible filler may also be used as an ingredient in the resin formulation. The water-washable photopolymer resin formulation allows printed 3D objects to be cleaned with water rather than organic solvents. Because the water-washable photopolymer resin formulation is insoluble when cured, only the uncured water-washable photopolymer resin formulation is washed away. Depending on the filler's property and compatibility with the other ingredients of the resin formulation, the blending of filler therein can be used to modify the mechanical and chemical properties of the printed 3D objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventors: Henry Liu, Chunlin He
  • Patent number: 9944805
    Abstract: A water washable resin formulation for 3D printing having at least one water-soluble and/or water-dispersible ingredient such as an oligomer and/or monomer. In one example, a water-soluble ingredient is greater than 1% by weight of the resin formulation. A water-soluble or water-dispersible filler may also be used as an ingredient in the resin formulation. The water-washable photopolymer resin formulation allows printed 3D objects to be cleaned with water rather than organic solvents. Because the water-washable photopolymer resin formulation is insoluble when cured, only the uncured water-washable photopolymer resin formulation is washed away. Depending on the filler's property and compatibility with the other ingredients of the resin formulation, the blending of filler therein can be used to modify the mechanical and chemical properties of the printed 3D objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventors: Henry Liu, Chunlin He
  • Publication number: 20180096273
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for managing projects in a content management system. In some embodiments, a content management system can generate a graphical user interface that presents a centralized view of a project. For example, the project can include project members, content items, tasks assigned to project members, communications between project members and activity history for the project. The graphical user interface can present this project data (e.g., project members, content items, tasks, communications, activity, etc.) so that a project member can easily and quickly view multiple aspects of the project.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: John ARNOTT, Jacob HURWITZ, Matthew BEATY, Conor WOODS, Fanny LUOR, Steph WANG, Neil SETHI, Matthis PERRIN, Chris BATY, Natalie KLOTZ, Henry LIU, Nebyat TEKLU
  • Patent number: 9868871
    Abstract: A water washable resin formulation for 3D printing systems having at least one water-soluble and/or water-dispersible ingredient such as an oligomer and/or monomer. In one example, a water-soluble ingredient is greater than 1% by weight of the resin formulation. A water-soluble or water-dispersible filler may also be used as an ingredient in the resin formulation. The water-washable photopolymer resin formulation allows printed 3D objects to be cleaned with water rather than organic solvents. Because the water-washable photopolymer resin formulation is insoluble when cured, only the uncured water-washable photopolymer resin formulation is washed away. Depending on the filler's property and compatibility with the other ingredients of the resin formulation, the blending of filler therein can be used to modify the mechanical and chemical properties of the printed 3D objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Full Spectrum Laser
    Inventors: Henry Liu, Chunlin He
  • Patent number: 9777097
    Abstract: Photopolymer resin formulation for 3D printing enhancing the performance of 3D printed objects. In one example, additives comprising two photoinitiators with different absorption spectrums are used to achieve printing and post-curing processes. A thermal initiator can also be used to complete the post-curing process by baking at appropriate temperature. Additive combinations balanced to absorb some light in the near UV range of about 400 nm to about 420 nm absorption wavelength band or spectrum while fluorescing light at frequencies higher than their absorption wavelength allowing the creation of clear transparent materials using only near UV light sources (i.e., about 400 nm to about 420 nm) instead of deep UV (<400 nm) light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventors: Henry Liu, Chunlin He