Patents by Inventor Hongfei Li

Hongfei Li 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: 20210124440
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a touch display substrate. The touch display substrate includes a substrate, data lines, a common electrode layer, first lead-wire lines, second lead-wire lines, a pixel electrode layer, and compensation electrode lines. Data lines are distributed at intervals on one side of the substrate along a row direction, and include first data lines and second data lines. The second lead-wires are connected to the second electrode blocks in columns. The pixel electrode layer includes a plurality of pixel electrodes distributed in an array, and two adjacent columns of the pixel electrodes are disposed on both sides of one of the data lines. The compensation electrode lines are disposed on the same layer as the pixel electrodes, and orthographic projections of the second data lines and the compensation electrode lines on the substrate overlap in one-to-one correspondence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Pan LI, Hui LI, Hongfei CHENG
  • Patent number: 10970603
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention may include a method, computer program product and computer system for image identification and classification. The method, computer program product and computer system may include a computing device which may receive one or more images of a first object from at least two angles linguistic data associated with the first object. The computing device may input the one or more images of the first object into one or more first neural networks and the linguistic data of the first object into one or more second neural networks. The computing device may combine the output of the one or more first neural networks and the one or more second neural networks and generate an identification model based on the combined output of the one or more first neural networks and the one or more second neural networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hongfei Li, Jinfeng Yi, Jing Xia
  • Patent number: 10956850
    Abstract: Causal performance analysis for store merchandising may be provided. A clustering technique may be performed based on target store location data and existing store data. Based on the clustering technique, a peer selection group is determined comprising a group of stores determined to have similar attributes to the target store location. Sales distortions for a plurality of divisions associated with the group of stores in the peer selection group may be determined. A distortion matrix may be generated comprising a ranked list of the plurality of divisions. A merchandise mix recommendation for the target store location may be presented via a user interface device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ajay A. Deshpande, Hongliang Fei, Arun Hampapur, Hongfei Li, Xuan Liu
  • Patent number: 10957939
    Abstract: Systems and methods which provide a polyacrylamide (PAM) based flexible and rechargeable zinc-ion battery (ZIB) configuration are described. Embodiments of a ZIB configuration comprise a PAM based polymer electrolyte. For example, a ZIB configuration of embodiments may comprise a manganese-dioxide (MnO2) cathode, a zinc (Zn) anode, and a PAM based polymer electrolyte. The PAM based polymer electrolyte may comprise a PAM based polymer hosting one or more solutions to form a hydrogel electrolyte (e.g., crosslinked polyacrylamide hydrogel electrolyte). For example, the PAM based polymer electrolyte may be configured as a polyelectrolyte matrix host for the one or more solutions, such as may comprise a neutral solution of zinc sulfate and manganese sulfate, to achieve a stable electro chemical performance under the repetitive deformation conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Chunyi Zhi, Hongfei Li
  • Publication number: 20200328479
    Abstract: An electrolyte for use in an energy storage device, an energy storage device and a method of forming such electrolyte. The electrolyte includes a polymer matrix of at least two crosslinked structures, including a first polymeric material and a second polymeric material; an electrolytic solution retained by the polymer matrix; and a separator retained by the polymer matrix; wherein the electrolyte is arranged to receive at least one connection member penetrating the polymer matrix and a pair of electrodes disposed on opposite sides of the electrolyte for maintaining integrity of the energy storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Chunyi Zhi, Donghong Wang, Hongfei Li, Zijie Tang
  • Publication number: 20200328477
    Abstract: An electrical energy storage device and a method of forming such electrical energy storage device. The electrical energy storage device includes an electrolyte that is arranged to dissipate energy when subjected to external mechanical load applied to the electrical energy storage device. The electrolyte includes a polymer matrix of at least two crosslinked structures, including a first polymeric material and a second polymeric material; and an electrolytic solution retained by the polymer matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Chunyi Zhi, Zhuoxin Liu, Hongfei Li, Zijie Tang
  • Publication number: 20200321164
    Abstract: An electrical energy storage apparatus and a method of preparing the same. The electrical energy storage apparatus includes a first energy storage device arranged to supply electrical energy to an external electrical load; a second energy storage device arranged to recharge the first energy storage when at least a portion of the second energy storage device is exposed to air. The second energy storage device includes an encapsulation arranged to selectively block an air exposure to the second energy storage device, so as to maintain the second energy storage device in an idle state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Chunyi Zhi, Longtao Ma, Hongfei Li, Zijie Tang
  • Publication number: 20200312579
    Abstract: An energy storage device and a method of fabricating such energy storage device. The energy storage device includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and an electrolyte. The combination of the electrodes and the electrolyte is arranged to elastically deform when subjected to an external mechanical load applied to the energy storage device. The electrolyte includes a polymer matrix of at least two crosslinked structures, including a first polymeric material and a second polymeric material; and an electrolytic solution retained by the polymer matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Chunyi Zhi, Yukun Wang, Hongfei Li, Zijie Tang
  • Publication number: 20200287217
    Abstract: A system and method for a rechargeable electrical device includes an anode, a cathode, an electrolyte located between the anode and the cathode, and a housing retaining the anode, cathode and electrode, wherein the cathode comprises a molybdenum sulphide compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Chunyi Zhi, Hongfei Li, Zijie Tang, Zifeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10700282
    Abstract: A composition used to form the active layer of a solar cell or hydrogen fuel cell that comprises, consists of or consists essentially of a homogenous dispersion, poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl) (P3HT) and 1-(3-methoxycarbonyl)propyl-1-phenyl[6,6]C61 (PCBM). The homogenous dispersion comprises, consists of or consists essentially of graphene oxide (GO) or reduced graphene oxide (RGO) and sulfonated polystyrene (PSS) or para-methoxy-N-methylamphetamine (PMMA). The GO or RGO can be functionalized with a metal, preferably gold (Au), platinum (Pt), palladium (Pd) or ferric oxide (Fe2O3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION FOR THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Miriam Rafailovich, Rebecca Isseroff, Hongfei Li, Andrew Chen, Sneha Chittabathini, Alexandra Tse
  • Patent number: 10692099
    Abstract: A method and system are provided. The method includes converting, by a computer having a processor and a memory, categorical sequence data for a customer journey into a numerical similarity matrix. The method further includes learning, by the computer, features of the customer journey by applying a distance metric learning based matrix factorization approach to the numerical similarity matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hongfei Li, Anshul Sheopuri, Jinfeng Yi, Qi Yu
  • Publication number: 20200194850
    Abstract: A system and a method for an electrical energy supply device including an anode; a cathode; an electrolyte disposed between the anode and the cathode; the electrical energy supply device is freeze resistant such that the electrical energy supply device can operate at a temperature below 0° C. without deterioration in electrical properties or electrical performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Chunyi Zhi, Funian Mo, Zijie Tang, Hongfei Li
  • Publication number: 20200185770
    Abstract: An electrolyte for use in an energy storage device, an energy storage device and a method of forming such electrolyte. The electrolyte includes a polymer matrix of at least two crosslinked structures, including a first polymeric material and a second polymeric material; and an electrolytic solution retained by the polymer matrix; wherein the electrolyte is arranged to physically deform when subjected to an external mechanical load applied to the polymer matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Chunyi Zhi, Longtao Ma, Zijie Tang, Hongfei Li
  • Publication number: 20200175344
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention may include a method, computer program product and computer system for image identification and classification. The method, computer program product and computer system may include a computing device which may receive one or more images of a first object from at least two angles linguistic data associated with the first object. The computing device may input the one or more images of the first object into one or more first neural networks and the linguistic data of the first object into one or more second neural networks. The computing device may combine the output of the one or more first neural networks and the one or more second neural networks and generate an identification model based on the combined output of the one or more first neural networks and the one or more second neural networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Hongfei Li, Jinfeng Yi, Jing Xia
  • Patent number: 10600007
    Abstract: A method and system to perform spatio-temporal prediction are described. The method includes obtaining, based on communication with one or more sources, multi-scale spatial datasets, each of the multi-scale spatial datasets providing a type of information at a corresponding granularity, at least two of the multi-scale spatial datasets providing at least two types of information at different corresponding granularities. The method also includes generating new features for each of the multi-scale spatial datasets, the new features being based on features of each of the multi-scale spatial datasets and spatial relationships between and within the multi-scale spatial datasets. The method further includes selecting, using the processor, features of interest from among the new features, training a predictive model based on the features of interest, and predicting an event based on the predictive model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wei Shan Dong, Arun Hampapur, Hongfei Li, Li Li, Xuan Liu, Chun Yang Ma, Songhua Xing
  • Patent number: 10542940
    Abstract: Electronic health records of a plurality of patients are received. A risk prediction model for a disease based on the electronic health records of the plurality of patients is created. An electronic health record of an original patient is received. A neighboring group of patients of the plurality of patients is identified, wherein the neighboring group of patients is two or more patients similar to the original patient. An ordering of the two or more patients of the neighboring group of patients is received, wherein the ordering of the two or more patients of the neighboring group of patients is based upon how similar each patient of the two or more patients is to the original patient. The risk prediction model is updated based on the ordering of the two or more patients of the neighboring group of patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hongfei Li, Buyue Qian, Fei Wang, Xiang Wang
  • Publication number: 20190333085
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for identifying a geographic market share. Mobility data is acquired from applications running on mobile devices of users located within a geographic area. Mobility data is then used to infer shopping habits within the geographic area. Geo-demographic profiles are then created. The geographic market share is then determined using the created geo-demographic profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Linsong Chu, Karina Elayne Kervin, Michael Khayyat, Hongfei Li
  • Publication number: 20190333086
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for identifying a geographic market share. Mobility data is acquired from applications running on mobile devices of users located within a geographic area. Mobility data is then used to infer shopping habits within the geographic area. Geo-demographic profiles are then created. The geographic market share is then determined using the created geo-demographic profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Linsong Chu, Karina Elayne Kervin, Michael Khayyat, Hongfei Li
  • Patent number: 10439213
    Abstract: The invention provides a nitrogen-doped graphene coated nano sulfur positive electrode composite material, a preparation method, and an application thereof. The composite material includes: an effective three-dimensional conductive network formed by overlapping of nitrogen-doped graphenes, and nano sulfur particles coated by nitrogen doped graphene layers evenly. The preparation method includes: dispersing nitrogen-doped graphenes in a liquid-phase reaction system including at least sulfur source and acid, and depositing nano sulfur particles by an in-situ chemical reaction of the sulfur source and the acid, thereby preparing the positive electrode composite material. The positive electrode composite material of the invention has a high conductivity, a high sulfur utilization rate, and a high rate, thereby restraining the dissolution and shuttle effect in the lithium sulfur batteries, and enhancing the cyclic performance of the batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SUZHOU INSTITUTE OF NANO-TECH AND NANO-BIONICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE
    Inventors: Yuegang Zhang, Yongcai Qiu, Wanfei Li, Guizhu Li, Yuan Hou, Meinan Liu, Lisha Zhou, Fangmin Ye, Hongfei Li
  • Patent number: 10414416
    Abstract: Geo-defect repair modeling with location uncertainty is provided. A method includes logically dividing a railroad network into segments each of a specified length. The method also includes identifying, via a computer processor, geo-defects and approximated locations of the geo-defects occurring at each inspection run for each of the segments. The method also includes calculating, via the computer processor, a rate of increase in amplitude of each of the geo-defects for each of the segments between inspection runs, determining a correlation of the geo-defects between the inspection runs as a function of the approximated locations, and predicting a deterioration rate for each of the geo-defects based on the calculating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Arun Hampapur, Hongfei Li, Dhaivat P. Parikh