Patents by Inventor Hongyang Ma

Hongyang 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).

  • Publication number: 20210133634
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to facilitating distributed data processing for machine learning. In accordance with aspects of the present disclosure, a set of commands in a query to process at an external computing service is identified. For each command in the set of commands, at least one compute unit including at least one operation to perform at the external computing service is identified. Each of the at least one compute unit associated with each command is analyzed to identify an optimized manner in which to execute the set of commands at the external computing service. An indication of the optimized manner in which to execute the set of commands and a corresponding set of data is provided to the external computing service to utilize for executing the set of commands at the external computing service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Lin MA, Jacob LEVERICH, Adam OLINER, Alex CRUISE, Hongyang ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20200047131
    Abstract: Membranes are provided for use in reverse osmosis applications. Such membranes include a nanofibrous scaffold in combination with a barrier layer. The barrier layer is formed of a polymeric matrix having functionalized cellulose nanofibers incorporated therein. The membranes may, in embodiments, also include a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin S. Hsiao, Hongyang Ma
  • Patent number: 10315155
    Abstract: Membranes are provided for filtering a gas, in some cases air. Membranes using a highly porous cellulose nano fibrous barrier layer with a highly porous (surface-charged) substrate can exhibit high flux, high retention, and low pressure drop in air filtration of toxic aromatic gases, fumes, bacteria, viruses, dusts, and particulate matters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: The Research Foundation for the State University of New York
    Inventors: Benjamin Chu, Benjamin S. Hsiao, Hongyang Ma
  • Patent number: 10272392
    Abstract: Membranes of the present disclosure possess very thin barrier layers, with high selectivity, high throughput, low fouling, and are long lasting. The membranes include graphene and/or graphene oxide barrier layers on a nanofibrous supporting scaffold. Methods for forming these membranes, as well as uses thereof, are also provided. In embodiments, an article of the present disclosure includes a nanofibrous scaffold; at least a first layer of nanoporous graphene, nanoporous graphene oxide, or combinations thereof on at least a portion of a surface of the nanofibrous scaffold; an additive such as crosslinking agents and/or particles on an outer surface of the at least first layer of nanoporous graphene, nanoporous graphene oxide, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Benjamin Chu, Benjamin S. Hsiao, Hongyang Ma, Zhe Wang
  • Publication number: 20190030492
    Abstract: Membranes of the present disclosure possess very thin barrier layers, with high selectivity, high throughput, low fouling, and are long lasting. The membranes include graphene and/or graphene oxide barrier layers on a nanofibrous supporting scaffold. Methods for forming these membranes, as well as uses thereof, are also provided. In embodiments, an article of the present disclosure includes a nanofibrous scaffold; at least a first layer of nanoporous graphene, nanoporous graphene oxide, or combinations thereof on at least a portion of a surface of the nanofibrous scaffold; an additive such as crosslinking agents and/or particles on an outer surface of the at least first layer of nanoporous graphene, nanoporous graphene oxide, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Benjamin Chu, Benjamin S. Hsiao, Hongyang Ma, Zhe Wang
  • Patent number: 10112150
    Abstract: Membranes of the present disclosure possess very thin barrier layers, with high selectivity, high throughput, low fouling, and are long lasting. The membranes include graphene and/or graphene oxide barrier layers on a nanofibrous supporting scaffold. Methods for forming these membranes, as well as uses thereof, are also provided. In embodiments, an article of the present disclosure includes a nanofibrous scaffold; at least a first layer of nanoporous graphene, nanoporous graphene oxide, or combinations thereof on at least a portion of a surface of the nanofibrous scaffold; an additive such as crosslinking agents and/or particles on an outer surface of the at least first layer of nanoporous graphene, nanoporous graphene oxide, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: The Research Foundation for the State University of New York
    Inventors: Benjamin Chu, Benjamin S. Hsiao, Hongyang Ma, Zhe Wang
  • Patent number: 9968892
    Abstract: A high flux and low pressure drop microfiltration (MF) membrane and a method for making the MF membrane. The microfiltration membranes are formed by a method that includes: preparing a nanofibrous structure; and modifying the surface of the nanofibrous structure with a surface modifier. The nanofibrous structure includes an electrospun nanofibrous scaffold or a polysaccharide nanofiber infused nanoscaffold or mixtures thereof. The electrospun nanofibrous scaffold can include polyacrylonitrile (PAN) or polyethersulfone (PES))/polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or mixtures thereof. The surface modifier includes polyethylenimine (PEI) and polyvinyl amine (Lupamin) cross-linked by ethylene glycol diglycidyl ether (EGdGE)/glycidyltrimethylammonium chloride (GTMACl) or poly(1-(1-vinylimidazolium)ethyl-3-vinylimdazolium dibromide (VEVIMIBr).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Benjamin Chu, Benjamin S. Hsiao, HongYang Ma
  • Publication number: 20170157570
    Abstract: Membranes of the present disclosure possess very thin barrier layers, with high selectivity, high throughput, low fouling, and are long lasting. The membranes include graphene and/or graphene oxide barrier layers on a nanofibrous supporting scaffold. Methods for forming these membranes, as well as uses thereof, are also provided. In embodiments, an article of the present disclosure includes a nanofibrous scaffold; at least a first layer of nanoporous graphene, nanoporous graphene oxide, or combinations thereof on at least a portion of a surface of the nanofibrous scaffold; an additive such as crosslinking agents and/or particles on an outer surface of the at least first layer of nanoporous graphene, nanoporous graphene oxide, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Benjamin Chu, Benjamin S. Hsiao, Hongyang Ma, Zhe Wang
  • Publication number: 20170106334
    Abstract: Membranes are provided for filtering a gas, in some cases air. Membranes using a highly porous cellulose nano fibrous barrier layer with a highly porous (surface-charged) substrate can exhibit high flux, high retention, and low pressure drop in air filtration of toxic aromatic gases, fumes, bacteria, viruses, dusts, and particulate matters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Benjamin Chu, Benjamin S. Hsiao, Hongyang Ma
  • Patent number: 9511329
    Abstract: A membrane is provided including a coating layer having cellulose nanofibers produced from oxidized cellulose microfibers and an electrospun substrate upon which the coating layer is applied. The nanofibers of the electrospun substrate have a diameter greater than that of the cellulose nanofibers. The membrane also has non-woven support upon which the electrospun substrate is disposed. Microfibers of the non-woven support have a diameter greater than that of the nanofibers of the electrospun substrate. Application of electrospun membrane is in microfiltration area, while the cellulose nanofiber membrane serves in ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, and reverse osmosis after chemical modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: The Research Foundation for The State University of New York
    Inventors: Benjamin Chu, Benjamin S. Hsiao, Hongyang Ma
  • Publication number: 20160184778
    Abstract: A high flux and low pressure drop microfiltration (MF) membrane and a method for making the MF membrane. The microfiltration membranes are formed by a method that includes: preparing a nanofibrous structure; and modifying the surface of the nanofibrous structure with a surface modifier. The nanofibrous structure includes an electrospun nanofibrous scaffold or a polysaccharide nanofiber infused nanoscaffold or mixtures thereof. The electrospun nanofibrous scaffold can include polyacrylonitrile (PAN) or polyethersulfone (PES))/polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or mixtures thereof. The surface modifier includes polyethylenimine (PEI) and polyvinyl amine (Lupamin) cross-linked by ethylene glycol diglycidyl ether (EGdGE)/glycidyltrimethylammonium chloride (GTMACl) or poly(1-(1-vinylimidazolium)ethyl-3-vinylimdazolium dibromide (VEVIMIBr).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Benjamin Chu, Benjamin S. Hsiao, Hongyang Ma
  • Patent number: 9255195
    Abstract: The present invention relates to (i) novel fluoroionic compounds capable of dispersing particulate filler compositions into a fluoropolymer; (ii) novel particulate compositions in which particulates are surface-functionalized with a fluoroionic compound; (iii) fluoropolymer composite materials containing the surface-functionalized particulates of (ii) incorporated into a fluoropolymer; (iv) crosslinked versions of (iii); v) methods for producing the crosslinked material of (iv); and (vi) articles of manufacture containing the compositions (iii) and (iv).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: The Research Foundation for The State University of New York
    Inventors: Benjamin S. Hsiao, Benjamin Chu, Jie Wei, Hongyang Ma, Feng Zuo
  • Publication number: 20150298065
    Abstract: A membrane is provided including a coating layer having cellulose nanofibers produced from oxidized cellulose microfibers and an electrospun substrate upon which the coating layer is applied. The nanofibers of the electrospun substrate have a diameter greater than that of the cellulose nanofibers. The membrane also has non-woven support upon which the electrospun substrate is disposed. Microfibers of the non-woven support have a diameter greater than that of the nanofibers of the electrospun substrate. Application of electrospun membrane is in microfiltration area, while the cellulose nanofiber membrane serves in ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, and reverse osmosis after chemical modification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Benjamin CHU, Benjamin S. Hsiao, Hongyang Ma
  • Patent number: 9010547
    Abstract: The present invention provides membranes having a coating layer comprising cellulose or cellulose derivative and a porous support comprising nanofibers prepared by a process of coating a solution comprising cellulose or a cellulose derivative dissolved in an ionic liquid on to a porous support layer. The present invention is useful for providing improved water flux and high rejection rates for oil/water emulsions. The present invention also provides fluid separation systems in UF, NF, RO and FO, incorporating membranes of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: The Research Foundation of State University of New York
    Inventors: Benjamin Chu, Benjamin S. Hsiao, Hongyang Ma
  • Publication number: 20140045977
    Abstract: The present invention relates to (i) novel fluoroionic compounds capable of dispersing particulate filler compositions into a fluoropolymer; (ii) novel particulate compositions in which particulates are surface-functionalized with a fluoroionic compound; (iii) fluoropolymer composite materials containing the surface-functionalized particulates of (ii) incorporated into a fluoropolymer; (iv) crosslinked versions of (iii); v) methods for producing the crosslinked material of (iv); and (vi) articles of manufacture containing the compositions (iii) and (iv).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: The Research Foundation for The State University of New York
    Inventors: Benjamin S. HSIAO, Benjamin CHU, Jie WEI, Hongyang MA, Feng ZUO
  • Patent number: 8563657
    Abstract: The present invention relates to (i) novel fluoroionic compounds capable of dispersing particulate filler compositions into a fluoropolymer; (ii) novel particulate compositions in which particulates are surface-functionalized with a fluoroionic compound; (iii) fluoropolymer composite materials containing the surface-functionalized particulates of (ii) incorporated into a fluoropolymer; (iv) crosslinked versions of (iii); v) methods for producing the crosslinked material of (iv); and (vi) articles of manufacture containing the compositions (iii) and (iv).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: The Research Foundation of State University of New York
    Inventors: Benjamin S. Hsiao, Benjamin Chu, Jie Wei, Hongyang Ma, Feng Zuo
  • Publication number: 20130180917
    Abstract: Microfiltration membranes achieve high retention of bacteria and viruses by pore-size exclusion by the diameters of the fibers in the scaffold layer. The membranes have a high permeation flux as compared with conventional commercial micro filtration membranes under the same applied pressure. Ultra-fine nanofibers (fiber diameters from 3 nanometers to 50 nanometers and lengths from about 100 nanometers to about 5000 nanometers) are infused into, or deposited onto the surface of fibrous filtration media. Negatively charged ultra-fine nanofibers can include polysaccharide nanofibers prepared by a 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl (TEMPO)INaBrINaCIO oxidation system in aqueous solution. Ultra-fine polysaccharide nanofibers having a large number of carboxylate groups are produced. (0.7-1.0 mmol/g cellulose) The carboxylate groups are negatively charged, and can interact with positively charged polymers/molecules by forming a complex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: The Research Foundation of State University of New York
    Inventors: Benjamin Chu, Benjamin S. Hsiao, Hongyang Ma, Ran Wang
  • Patent number: 8211958
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides polyolefin blends and nanocomposites and methods for their production. In embodiments, a blend or nanocomposite of the present disclosure may include at least one polyolefin and at least one ionic liquid and/or one modified carbon nanofiller. In embodiments, the at least one modified carbon nanotube may be treated with at least one ionic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: The Research Foundation of State University of New York
    Inventors: Benjamin Chu, Benjamin S. Hsiao, Hongyang Ma, Nobuyuki Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20110198282
    Abstract: A membrane is provided including a coating layer having cellulose nanofibers produced from oxidized cellulose microfibers and an electrospun substrate upon which the coating layer is applied. The nanofibers of the electrospun substrate have a diameter greater than that of the cellulose nanofibers. The membrane also has non-woven support upon which the electrospun substrate is disposed. Microfibers of the non-woven support have a diameter greater than that of the nanofibers of the electrospun substrate. Application of electrospun membrane is in microfiltration area, while the cellulose nanofiber membrane serves in ultra-filtration, nanofiltration, and reverse osmosis after chemical modification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Benjamin Chu, Benjamin s. Hsiao, Hongyang Ma
  • Publication number: 20110033647
    Abstract: The present invention relates to (i) novel fluoroionic compounds capable of dispersing particulate filler compositions into a fluoropolymer; (ii) novel particulate compositions in which particulates are surface-functionalized with a fluoroionic compound; (iii) fluoropolymer composite materials containing the surface-functionalized particulates of (ii) incorporated into a fluoropolymer; (iv) crosslinked versions of (iii); v) methods for producing the crosslinked material of (iv); and (vi) articles of manufacture containing the compositions (iii) and (iv).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: The Research Foundation of State University of New York
    Inventors: Benjamin S. Hsiao, Benjamin Chu, Jie Wei, Hongyang Ma, Feng Zuo