Patents by Inventor Hui Chao

Hui Chao 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: 11154117
    Abstract: A spacer textile material may include a first layer, a second layer, and a plurality of connecting members extending between and joining the first layer and the second layer. The connecting members may form a series of at least ten rows that are separated by spaces. The rows have a width that is less than a width of the spaces, and the connecting members form at least one stabilizing row with a width that is greater than the width of the spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Klaas P. Hazenberg, Kirvan L. Chao, Yu Hui Wang, Tim Chen
  • Patent number: 11133400
    Abstract: Structures and formation methods of a semiconductor device structure are provided. The semiconductor device structure includes a gate stack over a semiconductor substrate and a cap element over the gate stack. The cap element has an upper portion and a lower portion, and the upper portion is wider than the lower portion. The semiconductor device structure also includes a spacer element over a sidewall of the cap element and a sidewall of the gate stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Po-Chi Wu, Chai-Wei Chang, Kuo-Hui Chang, Yi-Cheng Chao
  • Patent number: 11112529
    Abstract: A detecting system for protection of equipment is provided. The equipment is disposed on a working surface, which is defined with a working space. The detecting system comprises a first diverting element, a detecting apparatus, and a three-dimensional first safety wave curtain. The diverting element approximately surrounds the equipment and is disposed away from the working surface with respect to the equipment. The detecting apparatus includes an electronic control device and a first detector, and the first detector has a transmitter, a receiver, and a controller. The controller controls the transmitter and the receiver to synchronously rotate about an axis, N detection waves are sequentially transmitted with N times of time detections correspondingly during every rotation. The detection waves cooperate with the diverting surface of the first diverting element and the working surface to form the first safety wave curtain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SYNCMOLD ENTERPRISE CORP.
    Inventors: Ching-Hui Yen, Szu-Chia Chao, Yen-Ming Lai
  • Patent number: 10878637
    Abstract: Techniques for displaying navigation information on a mobile device are provided that include a method that includes obtaining an indication of a position and an indication of a direction associated with the mobile device, using the indication of the position, the indication of the direction, information regarding identities of POIs within a geographic region of interest, and information regarding areas associated with the POIs to determine at least one relevant POI, of the POIs, that is associated with the position and direction, and displaying at least one visual indication associated with each of the at least one relevant POI on the mobile device. The appearance of the at least one visual indication is dependent on at least one of a distance from the mobile device of the relevant POI associated with the visual indication or presence of a known physical barrier between the mobile device and that relevant POI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jiajian Chen, Hui Chao
  • Patent number: 10582105
    Abstract: Techniques describe opportunistically capturing and tagging images with wireless information by a mobile device. The tagged image may be transmitted to a remote server, such as a crowdsourcing server, where the location at which the image was captured may be determined using visual features from the image. An association between the location and the wireless measurements may be used in building/maintaining a heatmap. In one embodiment, techniques are described for setting camera parameters for opportunistically capturing images and may include receiving at least one signal associated with at least one signal emitting device, determining information associated with the at least one signal emitting device using the at least one signal, setting at least one camera parameter for a camera coupled to the mobile device based on the information associated with the at least one signal emitting device, and capturing one or more images using the at least one camera parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ayman Fawzy Naguib, Hui Chao, Saumitra Mohan Das
  • Publication number: 20190392649
    Abstract: Techniques for displaying navigation information on a mobile device are provided that include a method that includes obtaining an indication of a position and an indication of a direction associated with the mobile device, using the indication of the position, the indication of the direction, information regarding identities of POIs within a geographic region of interest, and information regarding areas associated with the POIs to determine at least one relevant POI, of the POIs, that is associated with the position and direction, and displaying at least one visual indication associated with each of the at least one relevant POI on the mobile device. The appearance of the at least one visual indication is dependent on at least one of a distance from the mobile device of the relevant POI associated with the visual indication or presence of a known physical barrier between the mobile device and that relevant POI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Jiajian CHEN, Hui CHAO
  • Patent number: 10515199
    Abstract: A method performed by an electronic device is described. The method includes receiving a set of image frames. The set of image frames includes a face. The method also includes determining at least one facial motion of the face based on the set of image frames. The method further includes determining, based on the at least one facial motion, a facial rigidity confidence value indicating a degree of confidence that the face is rigid. The method additionally includes determining at least one facial micro-motion of the face based on the set of image frames. The method also includes determining a micro-motion matching confidence value indicating a degree of matching between the at least one facial micro-motion and a micro-motion profile. The method further includes authenticating a user based on the facial rigidity confidence value and the micro-motion matching confidence value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ramin Samadani, Hui Chao, Ayman Naguib
  • Patent number: 10471426
    Abstract: The invention relates to microfluidic devices and array disks for “one-pot” isolated chemical reactions. The array disks comprise a plurality of sectors in which each sector comprises one microfluidic device. The microfluidic devices comprise a fluid delivery channel and an array of wells wherein the fluid delivery channel delivery fluid into the wells in a serpentine arrangement. In some embodiments, the fluid delivery channel is directly above the array of wells. In other embodiments, the fluid delivery channel is offset from the array of wells so that side channels branching from the fluid delivery channel delivers fluid into the wells. The well of the microfluidic device comprises a gas-permeable membrane that forms the floor, well, or at least a portion of the floor or wall of the well. In preferred embodiments, the well is cylindrical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Rhett Martineau, Jeff Houkal, Shih-Hui Chao, Weimin Gao, Shufang Ci, Deirdre Meldrum
  • Patent number: 10445945
    Abstract: Techniques for displaying navigation information on a mobile device are provided that include a method that includes obtaining an indication of a position and an indication of a direction associated with the mobile device, using the indication of the position, the indication of the direction, information regarding identities of POIs within a geographic region of interest, and information regarding areas associated with the POIs to determine at least one relevant POI, of the POIs, that is associated with the position and direction, and displaying at least one visual indication associated with each of the at least one relevant POI on the mobile device. The appearance of the at least one visual indication is dependent on at least one of a distance from the mobile device of the relevant POI associated with the visual indication or presence of a known physical barrier between the mobile device and that relevant POI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jiajian Chen, Hui Chao
  • Publication number: 20190297465
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing information associated with a location history of a mobile device to one or more applications are disclosed. A mobile device generates one or more location history records based on one or more locations of the mobile device, each location history record comprising one or more points of interest and a duration at the one or more points of interest, receives an information request from at least one application, determines a subset of the one or more location history records that meet criteria from the information request, determines a level of permission for the at least one application based on the information request and the subset of the one or more location history records, and provides information associated with the subset of the one or more location history records to the at least one application based on the level of permission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Hui CHAO, Saumitra Mohan Das, Yin Chen
  • Publication number: 20190279429
    Abstract: Techniques for displaying navigation information on a mobile device are provided that include a method that includes obtaining an indication of a position and an indication of a direction associated with the mobile device, using the indication of the position, the indication of the direction, information regarding identities of POIs within a geographic region of interest, and information regarding areas associated with the POIs to determine at least one relevant POI, of the POIs, that is associated with the position and direction, and displaying at least one visual indication associated with each of the at least one relevant POI on the mobile device. The appearance of the at least one visual indication is dependent on at least one of a distance from the mobile device of the relevant POI associated with the visual indication or presence of a known physical barrier between the mobile device and that relevant POI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Jiajian CHEN, Hui CHAO
  • Patent number: 10368205
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing information associated with a location history of a mobile device to one or more applications are disclosed. A mobile device generates one or more location history records based on one or more locations of the mobile device, each location history record comprising one or more points of interest and a duration at the one or more points of interest, receives an information request from at least one application, determines a subset of the one or more location history records that meet criteria from the information request, determines a level of permission for the at least one application based on the information request and the subset of the one or more location history records, and provides information associated with the subset of the one or more location history records to the at least one application based on the level of permission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hui Chao, Saumitra Mohan Das, Yin Chen
  • Publication number: 20190216173
    Abstract: An adherable footwear cushion, comprises a supporting layer, an adhesive layer, and a medium layer. The adhesive layer help to combine the supporting layer and the adhesive layer together to make the footwear cushion adherable, detachable, and reusable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventor: I-Hui Chao
  • Patent number: 10354452
    Abstract: Techniques for displaying navigation information on a mobile device are provided that include a method that includes obtaining an indication of a position and an indication of a direction associated with the mobile device, using the indication of the position, the indication of the direction, information regarding identities of POIs within a geographic region of interest, and information regarding areas associated with the POIs to determine at least one relevant POI, of the POIs, that is associated with the position and direction, and displaying at least one visual indication associated with each of the at least one relevant POI on the mobile device. The appearance of the at least one visual indication is dependent on at least one of a distance from the mobile device of the relevant POI associated with the visual indication or presence of a known physical barrier between the mobile device and that relevant POI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jiajian Chen, Hui Chao
  • Patent number: 10325390
    Abstract: Various embodiments may include methods executed by processors of computing devices for geometry based work execution prioritization. The processor may receive events, such as images. The processor may overlay a boundary shape on the event to identify discard regions of the event lying outside the boundary shape. The processor may identify work regions of the events lying within the working boundary shape. The devices may determine a cancellation likelihood for each of the identified work regions of the events. The processor may assign a trimming weight to each of the identified work regions based on the determined cancellation likelihoods. The processor may then add each of the identified work regions as a work item to an execution work list in an order based on the assigned trimming weights. The work items may be processed in order of trimming weight priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tushar Kumar, Wenhao Jia, Arun Raman, Hui Chao, Wenjia Ruan
  • Publication number: 20190174267
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing information associated with a location history of a mobile device to one or more applications are disclosed. A mobile device generates one or more location history records based on one or more locations of the mobile device, each location history record comprising one or more points of interest and a duration at the one or more points of interest, receives an information request from at least one application, determines a subset of the one or more location history records that meet criteria from the information request, determines a level of permission for the at least one application based on the information request and the subset of the one or more location history records, and provides information associated with the subset of the one or more location history records to the at least one application based on the level of permission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Hui CHAO, Saumitra Mohan DAS, Yin CHEN
  • Patent number: 10299082
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing information associated with a location history of a mobile device to one or more applications are disclosed. A mobile device generates one or more location history records based on one or more locations of the mobile device, each location history record comprising one or more points of interest and a duration at the one or more points of interest, receives an information request from at least one application, determines a subset of the one or more location history records that meet criteria from the information request, determines a level of permission for the at least one application based on the information request and the subset of the one or more location history records, and provides information associated with the subset of the one or more location history records to the at least one application based on the level of permission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hui Chao, Saumitra Mohan Das, Yin Chen
  • Patent number: 10260090
    Abstract: A method of synthesizing a nucleic acid complementary to a target nucleic acid sequence in a template nucleic acid includes annealing a swarm primer to a target nucleic acid, the swarm primer overlapping an F1 site of the target nucleic acid and extends toward the F2 site of the target nucleic acid. An inner primer may also be annealed to the target nucleic acid to produce a complimentary nucleic acid having a single-strand loop onto which further primers may anneal. A plurality of amplicons may be reproduced, many of which may have further primers annealed thereto to generate more complementary nucleic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Rhett L. Martineau, Shih-hui Chao, Weimin Gao, Shufang Ci, Deirdre R. Meldrum
  • Patent number: 10198838
    Abstract: Various embodiments may include methods executed by processors of computing devices for geometry based work execution prioritization. The processor may receive events, such as images. The processor may overlay a boundary shape on the event to identify discard regions of the event lying outside the boundary shape. The processor may identify work regions of the events lying within the working boundary shape. The devices may determine a cancellation likelihood for each of the identified work regions of the events. The processor may assign a trimming weight to each of the identified work regions based on the determined cancellation likelihoods. The processor may then add each of the identified work regions as a work item to an execution work list in an order based on the assigned trimming weights. The work items may be processed in order of trimming weight priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tushar Kumar, Wenhao Jia, Arun Raman, Hui Chao, Wenjia Ruan
  • Patent number: 10162162
    Abstract: Microfluidic devices for 3D hydrodynamic microvortical rotation of at least one live single cell or cell cluster, systems incorporating the devices, and methods of fabricating and using the devices and systems, are provided. A microfluidic chip rotates at least one live single cell or cell cluster in a microvortex about a stable rotation axis perpendicular to an optical axis within a chamber having a trapezoidal cross-sectional shape located below a flow channel. An optical trap may be used to position the cell or cells with the microvortex, and the cell or cells may be subject to live-cell or cell cluster computer tomography imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS, A BODY CORPORATE OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA, ACTING FOR AND ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hong Wang, Deirdre Meldrum, Rishabh Shetty, Laimonas Kelbauskas, Shih-Hui Chao, Roger Johnson, Jakrey Myers, Samantha Chan