Patents by Inventor Hua Zhang

Hua Zhang 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: 20180195436
    Abstract: A system includes a silencer baffle which mounts in a fluid conduit along a fluid flow path. The silencer baffle includes a first baffle section having first and second baffle portions which couple together laterally about a support structure extending between opposite sides of the fluid conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Hua Zhang, Jianhua Wang, Naveen Ghattadhahalli Parmeshwar, Valery Ivanovich Ponyavin, Bradly Aaron Kippel
  • Publication number: 20180195435
    Abstract: A system includes a silencer baffle which mounts in a fluid conduit along a fluid flow path, where the silencer baffle includes a plurality of baffle sections. At least two baffle sections of the plurality of baffle sections couple together via mating interlock structures, and at least one baffle section of the plurality of baffle sections has first and second baffle portions which couple together via mating joints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Hua Zhang, Jianhua Wang, Yanyan Liu, Naveen Ghattadhahalli Parmeshwar, Valery Ivanovich Ponyavin, Bradly Aaron Kippel
  • Patent number: 10018607
    Abstract: A sensing system for detecting a substance in a dialysate. The system includes a hydrophobic barrier capable of allowing the substance in the dialysate to equilibrate through the barrier to a gas. The system also includes a detector capable of detecting the gas and an interface disposed between the hydrophobic barrier and the detector and configured to allow transport of the gas between the hydrophobic barrier and the detector following a concentration gradient of the gas along the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignees: Temasek Polytechnic, AWAK TECHNOLOGIES PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Christian Gert Bluchel, Yanmei Wang, Hua Zhang, Jui Pin Er, Kim Jyh Wong
  • Patent number: 10020569
    Abstract: A laminated antenna structure includes a substrate, a first conductive circuit layer, an insulating colloidal layer, a second conductive circuit layer and a conductive structure. The first conductive circuit layer is disposed on or above the substrate, the second conductive circuit layer is disposed above the first conductive circuit layer, and the insulating colloidal layer is disposed between the first and the second conductive circuit layers. The first conductive circuit layer, the insulating colloidal layer and the second conductive circuit layer form a laminated capacitive structure. The conductive structure is electrically connected to a signal source on the substrate, and the signal source is electrically connected to at least one of the first conductive circuit layer and the second conductive circuit layer. The insulating colloidal layer contains catalyzers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Meng-Chi Huang, Tune-Hune Kao, Wei-Yu Li, Wei Chung, Wen-Hua Zhang
  • Patent number: 10011050
    Abstract: Provided is a method in which a computational device generates a design of a negative mold of teeth. The negative mold of the teeth is fabricated from the design of the negative mold. An aligner is formed using the fabricated negative mold. Provided also is a negative mold of teeth for fabricating a positive model of the teeth for an aligner. The negative mold comprises a tooth surface, and an identity tracking entity coupled to the tooth surface to provide identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Ormco Corporation
    Inventors: Ian D. Kitching, Hua Zhang, Tuan A. Do, Kenneth A. Phelps, Yi-Feng Tsai
  • Publication number: 20180182305
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a storing method of compensation data of liquid crystal devices (LCDs) and a data compensation device. The storing method includes obtaining a target compensation data of a target display area, comparing a data range of the target compensation data and a storable data range of a predetermined storing space to determine a shift amount, adopting an adjusting process to the target compensation data with the shift amount to obtain the storing compensation data fitting the storable data range, and storing the shift amount and storing the compensation data. In this way, not only the precision of the data compensation may be enhanced, but also the mura issue may be effectively eliminated without increasing the volume of the flash and the cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hua ZHANG
  • Patent number: 10009412
    Abstract: A method for distributed file transfers with high performance and reliability includes creating, on a first Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) server, a global cache, where the global cache is used to store up to a first portion of a data file. The method further includes storing, on the first TFTP server, in the global cache, one or more continuous data blocks that have exceeded a defined first request rate threshold, where the one or more continuous data blocks make up a subset of the data blocks of the first portion of the data file. The method further includes predicting, on the first TFTP server, a next data block in the data file to be stored in the global cache and in response to predicting the next data block, storing, on the first TFTP server, the next data block in the global cache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Feng Gao, Peng Hui Jiang, Jing Li, Qin Li, Guang H. Sui, Bin Xu, Jian Hua Zhang
  • Publication number: 20180175700
    Abstract: The present application provides a doubly-fed induction generator system for a multi-shaft gas turbine engine. The doubly-fed induction generator system may include a first doubly-fed induction generator in communication with a first shaft of the multi-shaft gas turbine engine, a first rotor of the first doubly-fed induction generator in communication with a converter via a first rotor bus, and a first breaker on the first rotor bus. The first doubly-fed induction generator acts as a generator or a motor depending in part upon the position of the first breaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Hua Zhang, Fabien Thibault Codron, Gunnar Leif Siden, Frank Douglas Beadie
  • Patent number: 10003239
    Abstract: The present application provides a doubly-fed induction generator system for a multi-shaft gas turbine engine. The doubly-fed induction generator system may include a first doubly-fed induction generator in communication with a first shaft of the multi-shaft gas turbine engine, a first rotor of the first doubly-fed induction generator in communication with a converter via a first rotor bus, and a first breaker on the first rotor bus. The first doubly-fed induction generator acts as a generator or a motor depending in part upon the position of the first breaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Hua Zhang, Fabien Thibault Codron, Gunnar Leif Siden, Frank Douglas Beadie
  • Publication number: 20180163639
    Abstract: A system and a method for predicting and optimizing remaining hardware life of gas turbine components. Operating parameters of the gas turbine which may impact remaining hardware life are sensed and tracked using a plurality of sensors in communication with a control system including a computing device. Remaining hardware life is predicted using a physics-based hardware lifing model. The hardware lifing model may include an output of a filtration model configured to monitor contaminants based on a pressure drop across a filter. Optimizing the remaining hardware life is achieved by the control system adjusting one or more operation settings of the gas turbine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Yimin Huang, Hua Zhang, Timothy Andrew Healy, Iris Z. Hu
  • Publication number: 20180156227
    Abstract: Systems and methods include actuation system of turbomachinery that include an actuator configured to control pitch of vanes of the turbomachinery and a positioner configured to position the actuator to control the pitch. The actuation system also includes a controller system communicably coupled to the positioner. The controller system is configured to drive the positioner based at least in part on a set point of the turbomachinery and obtain data from the positioner indicating an amount of force used for a target pitch. Using the data, the controlling system derives an operating condition for the turbomachinery and controls the turbomachinery based at least in part on the operating condition of the turbomachinery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Seth Harmon Chapman, Hua Zhang
  • Publication number: 20180147206
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for new methods of treating Alzheimer's Disease. In particular, it concerns the activation of neuronal store-operated calcium entry pathway in Alzheimer's Disease patients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System
    Inventors: Ilya BEZPROZVANNY, Hua ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20180151571
    Abstract: The present invention provides a layout of a semiconductor transistor device including a first and a second active area, a first and a second gate, and a metal line. The first active and the second active area are extended along a first direction. The first gate and the second gate are extended along a second direction and crossed the first active area, to define two transistors. The two transistors are electrically connected with each other through a conductive layer. The metal line is disposed on the conductive layer and is electrically connected the two transistors respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: ZHIBIAO ZHOU, Ding-Lung Chen, Xing Hua Zhang, Shan Liu, RUNSHUN WANG, Chien-Fu Chen, Wei-Jen Wang, Chen-Hsien Hsu
  • Publication number: 20180145620
    Abstract: Exciter circuitry includes a controller that receives a first signal requesting that a generator coupled to the exciter circuitry stop providing real power to an electrical grid. The controller also sends a second signal to a turbine control system of a turbine coupled to the generator to close at least one fuel nozzle, at least one inlet guide vane, or at least one variable stator vane in response to receiving the first signal. The controller further instructs the exciter circuitry to provide direct current (DC) voltage and DC current to a rotor of the generator, wherein the DC voltage and the DC current causes the generator to operate synchronously with the electrical grid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Hua Zhang, Wei Ning
  • Patent number: 9979134
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating housing, contacts, a shielding plate disposed in the housing and a metallic shell. The housing includes a base and a mating tongue, the base includes a retaining portion and a supporting portion extending downwards beyond the retaining portion. The contacts have contacting portions exposing to the mating surface and legs extending downwards from the supporting portion. The shielding plate defines a pair of side latches thereof. The metallic shell is retained on the retaining portion of the base and surrounds the mating tongue to define a mating cavity between the shell and the mating tongue. The connector further includes a front shielding member covering a front face of the supporting portion and a rear shielding member covering on a rear face of the supporting portion for shielding the legs of the contacts in a front and rear direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chun-Ming Yu, Juan Du, Guo-Hua Zhang
  • Publication number: 20180135467
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to cooling a gas turbine which operates at varying loads. An apparatus according to embodiments of the present disclosure may include: an outlet heat exchanger positioned within a transition duct of a turbine outlet of a gas turbine, wherein the transition duct is positioned upstream from a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG); an extraction line fluidly connecting the outlet heat exchanger to the HRSG, such that a heat exchange fluid flows from the HRSG to the outlet heat exchanger through the extraction line; and a return line fluidly connecting the outlet heat exchanger to the HRSG, such that the heat exchange fluid returns to the HRSG through the return line after passing through the outlet heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Hua Zhang, Douglas Beadie, Manuel Cardenas, John Edward Sholes, JR.
  • Patent number: 9971098
    Abstract: A coupler and a waveguide chip including the coupler are provided. The coupler connects a first optical waveguide to a second optical waveguide and includes an entity region and a first waveguide grating. A first end of the entity region is coupled to the first optical waveguide. A second end of the entity region is coupled to a second end of the first waveguide grating. A first end of the first waveguide grating is coupled to the second optical waveguide. Size of the first end of the entity region matches size of an end plane of the first optical waveguide, size of an end plane of the second end of the entity region matches size of an end plane of the second end of the first waveguide grating, and size of the first end of the first waveguide grating matches size of an end plane of the second waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignees: Hisense Broadband Multimedia Technologies Co., Ltd., Hisense USA Corp., Hisense International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hua Zhang
  • Publication number: 20180128175
    Abstract: A system includes a gas turbine system having a first compressor, a combustor, and a turbine, where the first compressor provides a first portion of a discharge air directly to the combustor. The system includes a fluid circuit which receives a fluid comprising a second portion of the discharge air from the first compressor or a combustible fluid and provides the second portion of the discharge air to fuel at a location upstream of the combustor to alter a chemical and physical characteristic of the fuel in an air-fuel mixture that is provided to the combustor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Yimin Huang, Manuel Cardenas, Hua Zhang
  • Publication number: 20180131141
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing having a main body defining a plurality of mating cavities each coupled with an LED located right behind the mating cavity. A plurality of contacts are disposed in the housing corresponding to each of the mating cavities. A translucent color ring is assembled upon a front face of the main body of the housing in front of each mating cavity. A printed circuit board is vertically attached upon a rear side of the main body with a terminal module assembled on the bottom edge. A plurality of LEDs are mounted upon the printed circuit board wherein all LEDs are electrically connected to the terminal module having connecting legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Er-Dong MA, Xiao-Bo DU, Peng CHEN, Chun-Ming YU, Guo-Hua ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20180131140
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing having a main body defining a plurality of mating cavities each coupled with an LED located right behind the mating cavity. A plurality of contacts are disposed in the housing corresponding to each of the mating cavities. A translucent color ring is assembled upon a front face of the main body of the housing in front of each mating cavity. A holder is attached upon a rear face of the housing behind the contacts. The LEDs and the corresponding connecting legs are retained by the holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: XIAO-BO DU, ER-dong Ma, Peng Chen, Chun-ming Yu, Guo-hua Zhang