Patents by Inventor Howard Tang

Howard Tang 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: 10446116
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed. In some examples, the apparatus comprises a display panel comprising a plurality of display pixels. In some examples, the apparatus comprises a plurality of temperature sensors disposed at different portions the display panel, wherein the plurality of temperature sensors comprise ratioed pairs of thin film transistors and the ratioed pairs of thin film transistors are formed on the display panel. In some examples, the apparatus comprises control circuitry for changing illumination properties of the plurality of display pixels based on changes is temperature detected by a proximate temperature sensor of the plurality of temperature sensors. In some examples, the ratioed pairs of thin film transistors are operated in a sub-threshold mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sheng Zhang, Chaohao Wang, Cheuk Chi Lo, Chun-Yao Huang, Howard Tang, Paolo Sacchetto
  • Patent number: 10428167
    Abstract: Resin compositions, layers, and interlayers comprising an acetoacetylized poly(vinyl acetal) resin are provided. Such compositions, layers, and interlayers can exhibit enhanced or optimized properties as compared to non-acetoacetylized poly(vinyl acetal) resins. The acetoacetylized poly(vinyl acetal) resins may be used in a layer or an interlayer for in an architectural application, or the acetoacetylized poly(vinyl acetal) resins may be used in a layer or interlayer, or combined with other layers, to provide an interlayer having good acoustic and other properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Edward Wade, Witold Szydlowski, Helen Mackin Thompson, Jun Lu, John Joseph D'Errico, Garry Kenneth Weakley, Howard Smith Carman, Jr., Steven V Haldeman, Guangxin Tang
  • Patent number: 10287877
    Abstract: A fracture interrogation system includes an antenna adapted for placement in a subterranean wellbore and a plurality of pseudoparticles adapted for distribution with a proppant material into hydraulic fractures along the wellbore. The presence of the pseudoparticles in the hydraulic fractures is detectable by the antenna. The pseudoparticles can include a magnetoelastic resonator having a resonant frequency. An interrogation field excites the resonators at the resonant frequency for detection by the antenna. The same or a different antenna can act as the interrogation field source, and the system can be configured to operate in a talk-and-listen mode to better separate the response signal from the interrogation signal. Electromagnetic, mechanical, or acoustic impulses can be used to excite resonators of the pseudoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Yogesh Gianchandani, Scott Green, Kamal Sarabandi, Mazen Kanj, Howard Schmidt, Jun Tang, Jiangfeng Wu
  • Patent number: 10146359
    Abstract: A system is disclosed. The system can comprise dynamic drive circuitry configured to drive a plurality of electrodes on a touch screen. The system can also comprise a switching circuit configured to selectively couple the dynamic drive circuitry to one or more of the plurality of electrodes. The system can also comprise a display circuitry configured to selectively update a plurality of display pixels on the touch screen. The dynamic drive circuitry can be configured to set its output based on which of the plurality of electrodes are selectively coupled to the first drive circuitry and which of the display pixels are updated by the display circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Tang, Christoph H. Krah, Paolo Sacchetto, Chaohao Wang
  • Publication number: 20180140292
    Abstract: A surgical filament snare assembly including an anchor capable of being fixated in bone and having a filament engagement feature. A first filament has a noose with first and second noose limbs connected, preferably slidably connected, to the filament engagement feature of the anchor. The first and second noose limbs emerge from the anchor as first and second free filament limbs which are capable of being passed through tissue to be repaired and then passable through the noose. The noose, such as one or more half-hitches, is capable of receiving the free filament limbs and strangulating them when tension is applied to at least one of the free filament limbs and the noose to enable incremental tensioning of the tissue after the anchor is fixated. Preferably, the snare assembly further includes a flexible sleeve joining at least some portion of the first and second free filament limbs to facilitate passing of the free filament limbs at least through the tissue as a single unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Mehmet Ziya Sengun, Howard Tang, David B. Spenciner, Gregory R. Whittaker, Gerome Miller, Joseph Hernandez, Robert Stefani
  • Publication number: 20180090103
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed. In some examples, the apparatus comprises a display panel comprising a plurality of display pixels. In some examples, the apparatus comprises a plurality of temperature sensors disposed at different portions the display panel, wherein the plurality of temperature sensors comprise ratioed pairs of thin film transistors and the ratioed pairs of thin film transistors are formed on the display panel. In some examples, the apparatus comprises control circuitry for changing illumination properties of the plurality of display pixels based on changes is temperature detected by a proximate temperature sensor of the plurality of temperature sensors. In some examples, the ratioed pairs of thin film transistors are operated in a sub-threshold mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Sheng ZHANG, Chaohao WANG, Cheuk Chi LO, Chun-Yao HUANG, Howard TANG, Paolo SACCHETTO
  • Patent number: 9895145
    Abstract: A surgical filament snare assembly including an anchor capable of being fixated in bone and having a filament engagement feature. A first filament has a noose with first and second noose limbs connected, preferably slidably connected, to the filament engagement feature of the anchor. The first and second noose limbs emerge from the anchor as first and second free filament limbs which are capable of being passed through tissue to be repaired and then passable through the noose. The noose, such as one or more half-hitches, is capable of receiving the free filament limbs and strangulating them when tension is applied to at least one of the free filament limbs and the noose to enable incremental tensioning of the tissue after the anchor is fixated. Preferably, the snare assembly further includes a flexible sleeve joining at least some portion of the first and second free filament limbs to facilitate passing of the free filament limbs at least through the tissue as a single unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SÀRL
    Inventors: Mehmet Ziya Sengun, Howard Tang, David B. Spenciner, Gregory R. Whittaker, Gerome Miller, Joseph Hernandez, Robert Stefani
  • Publication number: 20170231615
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for identifying a location of a bore in bone when inserting a suture anchor into bone. One exemplary embodiment of a suture anchor includes an elongate cylindrical body having a proximal terminal end surface, a distal terminal end surface, a lumen extending from the proximal terminal end surface to the distal terminal end surface, at least one bone engaging feature formed on an outer surface of the body, and a bore identification feature incorporated as part of the body. In some instances, the bore identification feature results from opposed sides of an outer surface having disparate lengths, with the side having the longer length serving as the bore identification feature. In other instances, the bore identification feature includes a protrusion that extends from, or is part of, the distal terminal end surface. Other exemplary embodiments, as well as methods for identifying a bore in bone, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventor: Howard Tang
  • Publication number: 20160320898
    Abstract: A system is disclosed. The system can comprise dynamic drive circuitry configured to drive a plurality of electrodes on a touch screen. The system can also comprise a switching circuit configured to selectively couple the dynamic drive circuitry to one or more of the plurality of electrodes. The system can also comprise a display circuitry configured to selectively update a plurality of display pixels on the touch screen. The dynamic drive circuitry can be configured to set its output based on which of the plurality of electrodes are selectively coupled to the first drive circuitry and which of the display pixels are updated by the display circuitry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Howard TANG, Christoph H. KRAH, Paolo SACCHETTO, Chaohao WANG
  • Publication number: 20160278761
    Abstract: A surgical filament snare assembly including an anchor capable of being fixated in bone and having a filament engagement feature. A first filament has a noose with first and second noose limbs connected, preferably slidably connected, to the filament engagement feature of the anchor. The first and second noose limbs emerge from the anchor as first and second free filament limbs which are capable of being passed through tissue to be repaired and then passable through the noose. The noose, such as one or more half-hitches, is capable of receiving the free filament limbs and strangulating them when tension is applied to at least one of the free filament limbs and the noose to enable incremental tensioning of the tissue after the anchor is fixated. Preferably, the snare assembly further includes a flexible sleeve joining at least some portion of the first and second free filament limbs to facilitate passing of the free filament limbs at least through the tissue as a single unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Mehmet Ziya Sengun, Howard Tang, David B. Spenciner, Gregory R. Whittaker, Gerome Miller, Joseph Hernandez, Robert Stefani
  • Publication number: 20160231838
    Abstract: A system is disclosed. The system can comprise drive circuitry included in a first component of the system, the drive circuitry configured to drive a first touch electrode on a touch sensor panel. The system can also comprise a driving line configured to couple an output of the drive circuitry to the first touch electrode. The system can also comprise a feedback line configured to couple the output of the drive circuitry to an input of the drive circuitry, wherein a first end of the feedback line is coupled to the input of the drive circuitry at the first component, and a second end of the feedback line is configured to be coupled to the output of the drive circuitry at a second component, different from the first component, of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Chaohao WANG, Yingxuan LI, Hung Sheng LIN, Paolo SACCHETTO, Szu-Hsien LEE, Weijun YAO, Howard TANG
  • Patent number: 9345468
    Abstract: A surgical filament snare assembly including an anchor capable of being fixated in bone and having a filament engagement feature. A first filament has a noose with first and second noose limbs connected, preferably slidably connected, to the filament engagement feature of the anchor. The first and second noose limbs emerge from the anchor as first and second free filament limbs which are capable of being passed through tissue to be repaired and then passable through the noose. The noose, such as one or more half-hitches, is capable of receiving the free filament limbs and strangulating them when tension is applied to at least one of the free filament limbs and the noose to enable incremental tensioning of the tissue after the anchor is fixated. Preferably, the snare assembly further includes a flexible sleeve joining at least some portion of the first and second free filament limbs to facilitate passing of the free filament limbs at least through the tissue as a single unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SÁRL
    Inventors: Mehmet Ziya Sengun, Howard Tang, David B. Spenciner, Gregory R. Whittaker, Gerome Miller, Joseph Hernandez, Robert Stefani
  • Patent number: 9271722
    Abstract: Methods for passing multiple sutures through tissue are provided herein. In particular, the methods described herein allow multiple sutures to be passed through tissue without removing a suture passing instrument from a patient's body. In one embodiment, a method for passing a suture through tissue is provided that includes loading first and second suture limbs into a suture passing instrument, positioning the instrument within a patient's body, actuating the instrument to pass a portion of the first suture limb through the tissue, pulling the first suture limb through the tissue, pulling the second suture limb to reload the suture passing instrument without removing the instrument from the patient's body, actuating the instrument a second time to pass a portion of the second suture limb through the tissue, and pulling the second suture limb through the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL
    Inventors: John R. Cournoyer, Howard Tang
  • Patent number: 8841890
    Abstract: A shunt regulator for an RFID tag chip is powered from split outputs from the RF rectifier, including a first output for providing a power delivery path to on-chip circuits and a second output for providing a discharge-regulation path. The shunt regulator includes a capacitor coupled between the first output and ground. The shunt regulator further includes an input node for receiving a power supply voltage from the rectifier split outputs, a first diode having an anode coupled to the input node, a second diode having an anode coupled to the input node, a resistor divider circuit and amplifier coupled between a cathode of the first diode and ground, transistor having a control terminal coupled to an output of the resistor divider and amplifier circuit, and a current path coupled between a cathode of the second diode and ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Agustin Ochoa, Howard Tang
  • Patent number: 8821544
    Abstract: A surgical filament snare assembly including an anchor capable of being fixated in bone and having a filament engagement feature. A first filament has a noose with first and second noose limbs connected, preferably slidably, to the filament engagement feature. The first and second noose limbs emerge from the anchor as first and second free filament limbs that are capable of being passed through tissue to be repaired and then passable through the noose. The noose is capable of receiving the free filament limbs and strangulating them when tension is applied to at least one of the free filament limbs and the noose to enable incremental tensioning of the tissue after anchor fixation. Preferably, the snare assembly further includes a flexible sleeve joining at least some portion of the first and second free filament limbs to facilitate passing of the free filament limbs as a single unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: DePuy Mitek, LLC
    Inventors: Mehmet Ziya Sengun, Howard Tang, David B. Spenciner
  • Patent number: 8814905
    Abstract: A surgical filament snare assembly including an anchor capable of being fixated in bone and having a filament engagement feature. A first filament has a noose on a first portion of at least a first limb and has a second portion connected to the filament engagement feature of the anchor. Preferably, at least one free filament limb, which in some embodiments is a length of the first filament and in other embodiments is a second filament, is capable of being passed through tissue to be repaired and has at least one end passable through the noose to enable incremental tensioning of the tissue after the anchor is fixated in bone. The noose strangulates the free filament limb when tension is applied to at least one of the free filament limb and the noose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: DePuy Mitek, LLC
    Inventors: Mehmet Ziya Sengun, Howard Tang, David B. Spenciner, Gregory R. Whittaker, Gerome Miller
  • Publication number: 20140188136
    Abstract: Methods for passing multiple sutures through tissue are provided herein. In particular, the methods described herein allow multiple sutures to be passed through tissue without removing a suture passing instrument from a patient's body. In one embodiment, a method for passing a suture through tissue is provided that includes loading first and second suture limbs into a suture passing instrument, positioning the instrument within a patient's body, actuating the instrument to pass a portion of the first suture limb through the tissue, pulling the first suture limb through the tissue, pulling the second suture limb to reload the suture passing instrument without removing the instrument from the patient's body, actuating the instrument a second time to pass a portion of the second suture limb through the tissue, and pulling the second suture limb through the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: DePuy Mitek, LLC
    Inventors: John R. Cournoyer, Howard Tang
  • Patent number: 8669801
    Abstract: A delay circuit for an RFID tag includes a power supply input and a power supply output and one or more delay circuits in cascade connection between the power supply input and the power supply output. A first delay circuit includes a passive circuit, a second delay circuit includes a ramp circuit, and a third delay circuit includes a current mirror circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Agustin Ochoa, Howard Tang
  • Patent number: 8665007
    Abstract: A clamp circuit for an RFID tag includes a power supply node, a dynamic clamp coupled between the power supply node and ground, and an active clamp coupled between the power supply and ground, having a shunt combined effect for providing a clamped power supply node VDDR voltage. The dynamic clamp includes a capacitor divider circuit, a resistor coupled to the capacitor divider circuit, and an N-channel transistor coupled to the capacitor divider circuit. The active clamp includes a differential amplifier having a first input coupled to a resistor divider, a second input for receiving a reference voltage, and an output coupled to a P-channel transistor for the clamped VDDR voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Agustin Ochoa, Howard Tang
  • Patent number: 8584959
    Abstract: Sequencing circuitry for a ferroelectric RFID circuit includes an input node for receiving an external voltage, a bandgap circuit coupled to the input node, a bandgap ready circuit coupled to the bandgap circuit, a slew filter having an input coupled to the input node and to the bandgap ready circuit, a filter capacitor coupled to an output of the slew filter, and an LDO regulator having an input coupled to the output of the slew filter having a plurality of regulated voltages for use in a memory portion, a digital circuit portion, and for generating a reset signal. The sequencing circuitry further includes delay circuits for introducing a controlled delay between operational modes, POR cells for monitoring power supply voltages, and a digital state machine for monitoring internal nodes to control a shut-down pulse generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Agustin Ochoa, Howard Tang