Patents by Inventor Hong Long

Hong Long 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: 11462053
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a neural network-based visual detection and tracking method of an inspection robot, which includes the following steps of: 1) acquiring environmental images of a dynamic background a movement process of the robot; 2) preprocessing the acquired images; 3) detecting human targets and specific behaviors in the images in the robot body, and saving the sizes, position information and features of the human targets with the specific behaviors; 4) controlling the orientation of a robot gimbal by using a target tracking algorithm to make sure that a specific target is always located at the central positions of the images; and 5) controlling the robot to move along with a tracked object. The neural network-based visual detection and tracking method of an inspection robot in the present disclosure has a quite high adaptive ability, achieves better detection and tracking effects on targets in a dynamic background scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Chongqing University
    Inventors: Yongduan Song, Li Huang, Shilei Tan, Junfeng Lai, Huan Liu, Ziqiang Jiang, Jie Zhang, Huan Chen, Jiangyu Wu, Hong Long, Fang Hu, Qin Hu
  • Patent number: 11439989
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hydrofining catalyst comprising: an inorganic refractory component comprising a first hydrodesulfurization catalytically active component in a mixture with at least one oxide selected from the group consisting of alumina, silica, magnesia, calcium oxide, zirconia and titania; a second hydrodesulfurization catalytically active component; and an organic component comprising a carboxylic acid and optionally an alcohol. The hydrofining catalyst of the present application shows improved performance in the hydrofining of distillate oils. Also disclosed are a hydrofining catalyst system comprising the hydrofining catalyst, a method for preparing the catalyst and catalyst system, and a process for the hydrofining of distillate oils using the catalyst or catalyst system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignees: CHINA PETROLEUM & CHEMICAL CORPORATION, RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF PETROLEUM PROCESSING, SINOPEC
    Inventors: Wenbin Chen, Le Zhang, Xiangyun Long, Hong Nie, Mingfeng Li, Dadong Li, Qinghe Liu, Xueyan Ju
  • Publication number: 20220278085
    Abstract: The method for fabricating an electrical module is disclosed. In one example, the method includes providing a bottom unit comprising a plateable encapsulant. Selective areas of the bottom unit are activated thereby turning them into electrically conductive regions. At least one electrical device comprising external contact elements is provided. The method includes placing the electrical device on the bottom unit so that the external contact elements are positioned above at least a first subset of the electrically conductive regions, and performing a plating process on the electrically conductive regions for generating plated regions and for electrically connecting the external contact elements with at least a first subset of the plated regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Chau Fatt CHIANG, Paul Armand Asentista CALO, Chan Lam CHA, Kok Yau CHUA, Chee Hong LEE, Swee Kah LEE, Theng Chao LONG, Jayaganasan NARAYANASAMY, Khay Chwan Andrew SAW
  • Publication number: 20220263553
    Abstract: A method, network node and wireless device to apply power backoff to the physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) based at least in part on a power backoff value are provided. According to one aspect, a method in a wireless device (WD) includes determining a beamforming gain based at least in part on a difference 5 between a physical downlink shared channel, Determine A Beamforming Gain Of A Physical Downlink PDSCH, received power and a reference signal received power. The method also includes transmitting the determined beamforming gain to a network node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Yongquan QIANG, Hong REN, Jianguo LONG, Shiguang GUO
  • Patent number: 11411632
    Abstract: Systems and methods for estimating Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) for Multi-User Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output (MU-MIMO) based on channel orthogonality. In some embodiments, a method performed by a radio access node includes obtaining a SU-MIMO signal quality measurement for at least a first user and an additional user; obtaining an indication of orthogonality between a channel of the first user and a channel of the additional user; and estimating a MU-MIMO signal quality measurement for the first user as if the first user and the additional user are paired with each other for a potential MU-MIMO transmission based on the SU-MIMO signal quality measurements and the indication of orthogonality. In this way, a computational complexity for the SINR estimation of MU-MIMO users can be greatly reduced. This may enable a large number of user pairing alternatives to be evaluated in practical wireless systems to achieve improved MU-MIMO performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Jianguo Long, Mats â„«hlander, Chandra Sekhar Bontu, Yongquan Qiang, Hong Ren
  • Patent number: 11411622
    Abstract: Methods, network nodes and wireless device for setting an electrical tilt of an antenna array toward a distribution of wireless devices are disclosed. According to one aspect, a method includes for each of at least one sector of an area covered by the antenna array, determining a function of precoding matrix indicators, PMIs, received from a plurality of WDs in the sector. The method includes determining a current electrical tilt angle of the sector based on the function of PMIs. The method further includes comparing a difference between the current electrical tilt angle of the sector and a previously determined electrical tilt angle of the antenna array to a first threshold, and setting the electrical tilt angle of the antenna array based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Jianguo Long, Hong Ren, Ahmed Nouah, Yongquan Qiang, Israfil Bahceci
  • Publication number: 20220180090
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a neural network-based visual detection and tracking method of an inspection robot, which includes the following steps of: 1) acquiring environmental images of a dynamic background a movement process of the robot; 2) preprocessing the acquired images; 3) detecting human targets and specific behaviors in the images in the robot body, and saving the sizes, position information and features of the human targets with the specific behaviors; 4) controlling the orientation of a robot gimbal by using a target tracking algorithm to make sure that a specific target is always located at the central positions of the images; and 5) controlling the robot to move along with a tracked object. The neural network-based visual detection and tracking method of an inspection robot in the present disclosure has a quite high adaptive ability, achieves better detection and tracking effects on targets in a dynamic background scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Yongduan Song, Li Huang, Shilei Tan, Junfeng Lai, Huan Liu, Ziqiang Jiang, Jie Zhang, Huan Chen, Jiangyu Wu, Hong Long, Fang Hu, Qin Hu
  • Publication number: 20220171395
    Abstract: A method for obstacle detection and recognition for an intelligent snow sweeping robot is disclosed, comprising: 1) disposing ultrasonic sensors at a front end of the snow sweeping robot to detect distance information from an obstacle ahead; and disposing radar sensors at the front and rear of the snow sweeping robot to detect whether a creature suddenly approaches; 2) processing signals detected by each of the ultrasonic sensors and radar sensors, and calculating a forward distance of the snow sweeping robot; and 3) determining a snow cover extent of a working road, detecting a change of the distance from the obstacles, and recognizing the obstacles for conditions of an ultrasonic ranging variation ratio and a variation of the forward distance of the snow sweeping robot, a change of the signal detected by radar sensors, and a descriptive statistic of the snow cover extent within a specific time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: Chongqing University
    Inventors: Yongduan Song, Ziqiang Jiang, Shilei Tan, Junfeng Lai, Huan Liu, Li Huang, Jie Zhang, Huan Chen, Hong Long, Fang Hu, Jiangyu Wu, Qin Hu, Wenqi Li
  • Publication number: 20220152817
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a neural network adaptive tracking control method for joint robots, which proposes two schemes: robust adaptive control and neural adaptive control, comprising the following steps: 1) establishing a joint robot system model; 2) establishing a state space expression and an error definition when taking into consideration both the drive failure and actuator saturation of the joint robot system; 3) designing a PID controller and updating algorithms of the joint robot system; and 4) using the designed PID controller and updating algorithms to realize the control of the trajectory motion of the joint robot. The present disclosure may solve the following technical problems at the same time: the drive saturation and coupling effect in the joint system, processing parameter uncertainty and non-parametric uncertainty, execution failure handling during the system operation, compensation for non-vanishing interference, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Yongduan SONG, Huan LIU, Junfeng LAI, Ziqiang JIANG, Jie ZHANG, Huan CHEN, Li HUANG, Congyi ZHANG, Yingrui CHEN, Yating YANG, Chunxu REN, Han BAO, Kuilong YANG, Ge SONG, Bowen ZHANG, Hong LONG
  • Publication number: 20210374964
    Abstract: An image detection device and an image detection method are provided. The image detection method includes: obtaining an image, where the image includes an object; adjusting a first size of the image to generate an adjusted image; generating a first divided image and a second divided image according to the image; and detecting the object in the image based on a plurality of input images, where the plurality of input images includes the first divided image, the second divided image, and the adjusted image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Altek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Hong-Long Chou, Wen-Yan Chang
  • Publication number: 20210345525
    Abstract: A fastening device includes a fixing nut and a fixing base. The fixing base includes a base plate, an anti-falling wall, a door piece, and an anti-tilt arm. The anti-falling wall, the door piece and the anti-tilt arm are formed on the base plate, and the anti-tilt arm is arranged opposite to the door piece. An accommodation space is formed between the anti-falling wall, the door piece and the anti-tilt arm, and the fixing nut is rotatably arranged in the accommodation space. In addition, a heat dissipation module with the fastening device is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Hong-Long CHEN, Cheng-Ju CHANG, Ming-Yuan LO, Ching-An LIU
  • Patent number: 10965877
    Abstract: An image generating method and an electronic apparatus are provided. The method includes: determining whether at least one object in a plurality of first images to be captured will generate a blur to generate a determination result; determining a first amount of at least one second image in the plurality of first images and a second amount of at least one third image in the plurality of first images according to the determination result, wherein a first setting for capturing the second image is different from a second setting for capturing the third image; capturing the second image according to the first setting; capturing the third image according to the second setting; using the first amount of the second image and the second amount of the third image to perform an image superposition operation to generate an output image; and outputting the output image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Altek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Hong-Long Chou, Shih-Yuan Peng
  • Patent number: 10798288
    Abstract: A multi-camera electronic device and a control method thereof are proposed. The method includes the following steps. At least one camera of the electronic device is used for scene detection to generate photographing analysis information. All the photographing analysis information is collected, and joint photographing information including a joint target is generated through a communication process among all the cameras. An individual photographing parameter of each camera is generated according to the joint photographing information. Each camera is controlled to capture an image of the scene by using its individual photographing parameter to respectively generate a corresponding output image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Altek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Hong-Long Chou, Shih-Yuan Peng, Hsin-Te Wang, Kai-Yu Tseng, Wen-Yan Chang
  • Publication number: 20200092452
    Abstract: An image generating method and an electronic apparatus are provided. The method includes: determining whether at least one object in a plurality of first images to be captured will generate a blur to generate a determination result; determining a first amount of at least one second image in the plurality of first images and a second amount of at least one third image in the plurality of first images according to the determination result, wherein a first setting for capturing the second image is different from a second setting for capturing the third image; capturing the second image according to the first setting; capturing the third image according to the second setting; using the first amount of the second image and the second amount of the third image to perform an image superposition operation to generate an output image; and outputting the output image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Altek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Hong-Long Chou, Shih-Yuan Peng
  • Publication number: 20200059637
    Abstract: A three-dimensional sensing apparatus including a light-projecting device, at least two image-capture devices, and a processor is provided. The processor is electrically connected to the light-projecting device and the at least two image-capture devices and adapted to provide a control signal to the light-projecting device to adjust the intensity of the illumination beam. The processor adjusts the contrast of the captured image to form a contrast-enhanced image according to a first processing signal and extracts a feature region of the contrast-enhanced image to form a feature-extraction image according to a second processing signal. The processor normalizes the intensity of the feature-extraction image to form an optimized image according to a third processing signal and forms the optimized image into a depth image according to a sensing signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: Altek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Hong-Long Chou, Jye-Sheng Lin, Wen-Yan Chang
  • Publication number: 20190347776
    Abstract: An image processing method and an image processing device are provided. The image processing method includes: obtaining images and calculating depth information corresponding to the images via a processor; segmenting each of the images into a foreground area and a background area according to color information, brightness information, and the depth information of the images via the processor; obtaining the foreground area of a first image of the images via the processor, wherein a brightness of the foreground area of the first image is greater than a first threshold; obtaining the background area of a second image of the images via the processor, wherein a brightness of the background area of the second image is less than a second threshold; and fusing the foreground area of the first image and the background area of the second image via the processor to generate a high dynamic range image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: ALTEK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hong-Long Chou, Ru-Wen Hsia, Yuan-Lin Liao, Chia-Hsin Liao
  • Patent number: 10469821
    Abstract: A stereo image generating method and an electronic apparatus utilizing the method are provided. The electronic apparatus includes a first camera and a second camera capable of capturing stereo images, and a resolution of the first camera is larger than that of the second camera. In the method, a first image is captured by the first camera, and a second image is captured by the second camera. The second image is upscaled to the resolution of the first camera, and a depth map is generated with use of the first image and the upscaled second image. With reference to the depth map, the first image is re-projected to reconstruct a reference image of the second image. An occlusion region in the reference image is detected and compensated by using the upscaled second image. A stereo image including the first image and the compensated reference image is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Altek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Hong-Long Chou, Su Ian Alias Eugene Lei
  • Patent number: 10455217
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and a method of generating a depth map are provided. The electronic apparatus includes a projection device, a first camera, a second camera, and a processing device. The projection device projects patterned invisible light on a scene. The first camera captures visible light information to generate a first image. The second camera captures visible light information and invisible light information to generate a second image. The processing device receives the first image and the second image. A first depth information unit in the processing device compares visible light images of the first image and the second image to obtain first depth information, and a second depth information unit in the processing device identifies an invisible light image in the second image to obtain second depth information. The processing device generates a depth map of the scene from the first depth information and the second depth information selectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Altek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Hong-Long Chou, Shou-Te Wei, Yuan-Lin Liao, Yu-Chih Wang, Kai-Yu Tseng
  • Patent number: 10371457
    Abstract: A heat dissipation device includes a first fin group, a second fin group, a heat pipe and a base. The base is in thermal contact with a heat source. The heat pipe includes a first pipe part and a second pipe part. The second pipe part is connected with the first pipe part and extended upwardly. The first pipe part is arranged between the base and the second fin group. The second pipe part is penetrated through the first fin group. The distance between a top surface of the first fin group and the base is larger than the distance between a top surface of the second fin group and the base. Since influences of the dissipating area and the wind resistance are taken into consideration, the heat dissipation device has enhanced heat dissipating efficacy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: AURAS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hong-Long Chen, Chun-Yi Lee
  • Publication number: 20190056180
    Abstract: A heat dissipation device includes a first fin group, a second fin group, a heat pipe and a base. The base is in thermal contact with a heat source. The heat pipe includes a first pipe part and a second pipe part. The second pipe part is connected with the first pipe part and extended upwardly. The first pipe part is arranged between the base and the second fin group. The second pipe part is penetrated through the first fin group. The distance between a top surface of the first fin group and the base is larger than the distance between a top surface of the second fin group and the base. Since influences of the dissipating area and the wind resistance are taken into consideration, the heat dissipation device has enhanced heat dissipating efficacy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Hong-Long Chen, Chun-Yi Lee