Patents by Inventor Hongbin Ma

Hongbin Ma 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: 11119234
    Abstract: A method for generating a geophysical image of a subsurface region includes defining a computational sub-volume for the geophysical image including a predetermined number of seismic traces of a plurality of seismic traces and a predetermined number of samples per each one of the plurality of seismic traces, generating a data matrix corresponding to a first sub-volume of the subsurface region based on the defined computational sub-volume, the data matrix comprising the predetermined number of samples for the predetermined number of traces of a portion of a seismic dataset corresponding to the first sub-volume. The method also includes performing a singular value decomposition and estimating a coherence between the predetermined number of traces of the data matrix by performing a weighted sum of a variance of a plurality of right singular vectors of the data matrix, and assigning the estimated coherence to a location in the geophysical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Xu Ji, Yue Ma, Hongbin Xiao, Yi Luo
  • Publication number: 20210235933
    Abstract: A heat loss protection lid for a thermal liquid container system, wherein the heat loss protection lid comprises a central body, a liquid ingress opening formed within the central body, a liquid dispensing opening formed within one of a peripheral edge of the central body or a lip formed around the peripheral edge of the central body. and a concealed air intake hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventor: Hongbin Ma
  • Publication number: 20210137313
    Abstract: A heat exchanging liquid container system comprising a main body; a phase change material (PCM) module disposable within the main body; a PCM disposed within the PCM module; a liquid reservoir defined by the main body and/or the PCM module configured to have liquid disposed therein having a first temperature; and a temperature conditioning channel formed along a wall of the PCM module and/or through the PCM module such that the temperature conditioning channel is in thermal contact with the PCM. The temperature conditioning channel configured to provide a flow path through which the liquid can flow to dispense the liquid from the liquid reservoir such that the liquid will be in thermal contact with the PCM while being dispensed. The PCM configured to exchange thermal energy with the liquid and thereby condition the liquid to be dispensed at a second temperature that is within a desired temperature range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventor: Hongbin MA
  • Publication number: 20210078789
    Abstract: A thermal liquid container system comprising a main body, a phase change material (PCM) liner disposed within the main body having a PCM disposed therein, a liquid reservoir defined by PCM liner, a liquid dispensing partition disposed within the liquid reservoir such that the liquid reservoir is partitioned into a temperature conditioning channel and a liquid retention chamber, and a lid comprising a liquid ingress and a liquid dispensing opening, the temperature conditioning channel for placing a liquid passing therethrough in thermal contact with the PCM whereby thermal energy is exchanged between the liquid flowing through the temperature conditioning channel and the PCM such that the liquid is dispensed at a temperature that is within a desired temperature range determined by the selected PCM melting temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventor: Hongbin Ma
  • Publication number: 20200400380
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally provides an oscillating heat pipe, wherein the oscillating heat pipe comprises a 3-phase working fluid that includes at least one liquid phase portion, at least one vapor phase portion, and at least one solid phase portion, wherein in addition to a phase change between liquid and vapor, there is also a phase change from solid to liquid during a heat transfer process involving the oscillating heat pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Hongbin Ma, Michael Merwin, Adalberto Aviles, Tingting Hao
  • Publication number: 20200377272
    Abstract: A beverage container lid comprising a body having drinking hole and an air hole, and a slide-seal automatic Open and Close retention mechanism that comprises a sealing arm pivotally connected to the body, a movement and position retention linkage structured and operable to move the sealing arm between an Opened and a Closed position, a control mechanism slidingly disposed within the body and operably connected to the movement and position retention linkage such that movement of the control mechanism will control movement of the sealing arm between the Opened and Closed positions, and a biasing device structured and operable to exert constant force on the sealing arm, such that force exerted by the biasing device in combination with the structure and operation of the movement and position retention linkage will selectively retain the sealing arm in the Opened position and in the Closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Hongbin Ma, Hao Bai, Michael Merwin, Christopher Vincent
  • Publication number: 20200325659
    Abstract: A water production system including a radiative cooling/heating unit comprising an oscillating heat pipe (OHP) heat spreader, wherein the radiative cooling/heating unit lowers the temperature of the OHP heat spreader to a temperature below the temperature of the ambient environment in which the water production system is disposed. The system additionally including a first OHP heat exchanger thermally connected to the OHP heat spreader such that the first OHP heat exchanger will acquire substantially the same temperature as the OHP heat spreader, and a second OHP heat exchanger thermally connected to the OHP heat spreader such that the second OHP heat exchanger will acquire substantially the same temperature as the OHP heat spreader. The system further includes a rotatable OHP water absorption bed disposed in thermal contact with the radiative cooling/heating unit such that the OHP absorption bed will acquire substantially the same temperature as the OHP heat spreader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventor: Hongbin Ma
  • Publication number: 20200008623
    Abstract: A drinking container system with multiple temperature zones, wherein the container system includes a main body having a sidewall and a bottom that define a phase change material (PCM) module receptacle, and a phase change material (PCM) module having a sidewall that defines a beverage chamber. The PCM module is disposable within the PCM module receptacle such that a beverage egress flow path is defined between the main body sidewall and the PCM module sidewall. The flow path formed in the container can make the beverage achieve the desired drinking temperature. The PCM module sidewall is at least partially filled with a phase change material and is structured and operable to provide a plurality temperature zones within the beverage chamber. Each temperature zone is operable to maintain a temperature of a respective portion of a liquid disposed within the beverage chamber within a respective temperature range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Hongbin Ma, Michael Merwin, Hao Bai, Robert Riegler, Christopher Vincent, Susan Liu
  • Publication number: 20180313553
    Abstract: A high efficiency, low noise thermoelectric dehumidifier that includes a heat pipe array, a condensing heat sink, an air intake duct, and a thermoelectric cooler. A first air flow is directed over the condensing heat sink that is cooled by the thermoelectric cool such that the first air flow is dehumidified by the cooled condensing heat sink. Heat is removed from a hot side of the thermoelectric cooler via the heat pipe array. A second air flow is directed over the heat pipe array such that the heat extracted from the hot side of the thermoelectric cooler is extracted and circulated back into the ambient environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Hongbin Ma, Willard Hanson, Zaichun Feng
  • Patent number: 10101059
    Abstract: A thermally driven heat pump includes a low temperature evaporator for evaporating cooling fluid to remove heat A first heat exchanger located at an outlet of a converging/diverging chamber of a first ejector receives a flow of primary fluid vapor and cooling fluid vapor ejected from the first ejector for condensing a portion of the cooling fluid vapor An absorber located in the first heat exchanger absorbs cooling fluid vapor into an absorbing fluid to reduce the pressure in the first heat exchanger A second heat exchanger located at an outlet of a converging/diverging chamber of a second ejector receives primary fluid vapor and cooling fluid vapor ejected from the second ejector for condensing the cooling fluid vapor and the primary fluid vapor A separator in communication with the second ejector, the low temperature evaporator and the primary fluid evaporator separates the primary fluid from the cooling fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignees: The Curators of the University of Missouri, Thermavant Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Hongbin Ma, Joseph A. Boswell, Peng Cheng
  • Publication number: 20180171197
    Abstract: A heat exchanging thermal liquid container system that comprises a main body at least partially defining a liquid reservoir structured and operable to retain a liquid, and a phase change material (PCM) liner comprising a PCM liner PCM having a selected melting temperature, and/or at least one PCM pod. Each of the at least one PCM pod(s) comprising a respective PCM pod PCM having a respective selected melting temperature. Wherein the PCM liner and/or the at least one PCM pod are disposable within the liquid reservoir such that when a liquid is disposed within the liquid reservoir the liquid will contact at least one of the PCM liner and the at least one PCM pod such that thermal energy can be exchanged between the liquid and the respective at least one of the PCM liner PCM and the at least one PCM pod PCM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Hongbin Ma, Michael Merwin, Hao Bai, Xiaoqin Liu, Robert Riegler, Chris Vincent
  • Patent number: 9327282
    Abstract: Described herein is a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst treatment system that includes a vanadium-based SCR catalyst contaminated with a water-soluble contaminant. The SCR catalyst treatment system also includes a water delivery system that is configured to apply water to the vanadium-based SCR catalyst to remove the water-soluble contaminant from the vanadium-based SCR catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Cummins IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Aleksey Yezerets, Neal W. Currier, Xu Chen, Junhui Li, Krishna Kamasamudram, Hongbin Ma, Tamas Szailer, Cary Henry, Roger Fox
  • Publication number: 20150231625
    Abstract: Described herein is a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst treatment system that includes a vanadium-based SCR catalyst contaminated with a water-soluble contaminant. The SCR catalyst treatment system also includes a water delivery system that is configured to apply water to the vanadium-based SCR catalyst to remove the water-soluble contaminant from the vanadium-based SCR catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicant: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: Aleksey YEZERETS, Neal W. CURRIER, Xu CHEN, Junhui LI, Krishna KAMASAMUDRAM, Hongbin MA, Tamas SZAILER, Cary HENRY, Roger FOX
  • Patent number: 9051862
    Abstract: Described herein is a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst treatment system that includes a vanadium-based SCR catalyst contaminated with a water-soluble contaminant. The SCR catalyst treatment system also includes a water delivery system that is configured to apply water to the vanadium-based SCR catalyst to remove the water-soluble contaminant from the vanadium-based SCR catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: CUMMINS IP, INC.
    Inventors: Aleksey Yezerets, Neal W. Currier, Xu Chen, Junhui Li, Krishna Kamasamudram, Hongbin Ma, Tamas Szailer, Cary Henry, Roger Fox
  • Publication number: 20150107601
    Abstract: The present invention provides a new and improved positioning device for stabilizing a subject on an operation table without a clinician's manual fitting. The inventive positioning device comprises a mattress/pad with a shell filled with a substance and a vacuum outlet on the sidewall of the shell. The invention also provides a warming device for preventing hypothermia of a subject on an operation table. The inventive warming device comprises a single cavity or an array of closed cuboid cavities contained in a shell and filled with a phase change material (PCM) in a form of liquid, and a triggering means for activating nucleation of the phase change material, which leads to an exothermic crystallization of the material to start the heat emission. The invention further provides a combination device that performs positioning and warming functions simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Joshua Clay Arnone, Charles Matthew Sweat, Jr., Khushbu Jain, Paul S. Dale, Hongbin Ma
  • Publication number: 20150072855
    Abstract: Described herein is a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst treatment system that includes a vanadium-based SCR catalyst contaminated with a water-soluble contaminant. The SCR catalyst treatment system also includes a water delivery system that is configured to apply water to the vanadium-based SCR catalyst to remove the water-soluble contaminant from the vanadium-based SCR catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Aleksey Yezerets, Neal W. Currier, Xu Chen, Junhui Li, Krishna Kamasamudram, Hongbin Ma, Tamas Szailer, Cary Henry, Roger Fox
  • Publication number: 20150072424
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention is directed to an apparatus for cryogenically cooling a substance. The apparatus of the present invention includes a thin film evaporator comprising a microstructured surface and an applicator for dispensing a working fluid onto the microstructured surface. The apparatus preferably contains a pressure-controlled vessel enclosing the thin film evaporator and at least a portion of the applicator. In a second aspect, the present invention is directed to the method of using a thin film evaporator of the present invention to cryogenically cool a substance by forming a thin film layer of the working fluid on the microstructured surface of the thin film evaporator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: HONGBIN MA, Fengmin Su, Xu Han, Hsiu-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 8933860
    Abstract: A thermal management system and method for active cooling of high speed seeker missile domes or radomes comprising bonding to an IR dome or RF radome a heat pipe system having effective thermal conductivity of 10-20,000 W/m*K and comprising one or more mechanically controlled oscillating heat pipes, employing supporting integrating structure including a surface bonded to the IR dome or RF radome that matches the coefficient of thermal expansion the dome or radome material and that of said one or more mechanically controlled oscillating heat pipes, and operating the heat pipe system to cool the IR dome or RF radome while the missile is in flight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignees: Integral Laser Solutions, Inc., The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: LaVerne Arthur Schlie, Hongbin Ma
  • Publication number: 20140190666
    Abstract: A thermal management system and method for active cooling of high speed seeker missile domes or radomes comprising bonding to an IR dome or RF radome a heat pipe system having effective thermal conductivity of 10-20,000 W/m*K and comprising one or more mechanically controlled oscillating heat pipes, employing supporting integrating structure including a surface bonded to the IR dome or RF radome that matches the coefficient of thermal expansion the dome or radome material and that of said one or more mechanically controlled oscillating heat pipes, and operating the heat pipe system to cool the IR dome or RF radome while the missile is in flight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: LaVerne Arthur Schlie, Hongbin Ma
  • Patent number: 8763408
    Abstract: A hybrid thermoelectric-ejector active cooling system having an increased Coefficient of Performance (COP) when compared to typical thermoelectric cooling modules. A thermoelectric cooling module is integrated with an ejector cooling device so that heat from the thermoelectric cooling module is rejected to a high temperature evaporator of the ejector cooling device. This provides for a total COP greater than the sum of the COPs of the thermoelectric cooling module and ejector cooling device individually. For example, given 1 unit input power into the thermoelectric cooling module, the heat received by the cold side of the thermoelectric cooling module would be COPTEC×1; and the energy rejected by the hot side of the thermoelectric cooling module and to drive the ejector cooling device would be COPTEC+1. Thus, the cooling received by the low temperature evaporator of the ejector cooling device is COPEJ×(COPTEC+1); and therefore total COPTE-Ej-AC is COPEj+COPTEC+COPEj×COPTEC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Hongbin Ma, Peng Cheng, Joseph A. Boswell