Patents by Inventor Hung Nguyen

Hung Nguyen 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: 10718198
    Abstract: Described is a system for estimating a trajectory of a borehole. The system processes signals of sensor streams obtained from an inertial sensor system. Using the set of processed signals, the system determines whether a drill is in a survey mode state or a continuous mode state, and a measured depth of the borehole is determined. A set of survey mode positioning algorithms is applied when the drill is stationary. A set of continuous mode navigation algorithms is applied when the drill is non-stationary. Using at least one Kalman filter, results of the set of survey mode positioning algorithms and the set of continuous mode navigation algorithms are combined. An estimate of a borehole trajectory and corresponding ellipse of uncertainty (EOU) is generated using the combined results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Logan D. Sorenson, Shuoqin Wang, David L. Walter, Adour V. Kabakian, Keerti S. Kona, Hung Nguyen, Raviv Perahia, David Chang
  • Publication number: 20200226188
    Abstract: System, method, and software for recommending documents to users. A recommendation system identifies recent documents and historical information indicating consumption by users of past documents. The system generates a historical reading matrix based on the historical information, and generates a vector matrix for the recent documents and the past documents. The system generates an estimated reading matrix based on the historical reading matrix and the vector matrix, with the estimated reading matrix having first entries that represent actual reading scores for the past documents. The system calculates estimated reading scores for the recent documents based on the vector matrix, and populates second entries of the estimated reading matrix corresponding to the recent documents with the estimated reading scores. The system performs a factorization on the estimated reading matrix to generate a refined reading matrix, and generates recommendations of the recent documents based on the refined reading matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: William Kennedy, Gordon Wilfong, Yihao Zhang, Hung Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20200227223
    Abstract: An electrical power contactor including a local electrical ground plane configured to be electrically connected to a reference potential OVdc of an electrical power supply of the power contactor. Current returns from at least one coil and from at least one auxiliary contact of the electrical power contactor are formed by a common conductor that is connected to the local electrical ground plane. A current return from a controller of the electrical power contactor is also connected to the local electrical ground plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Christian MAROT, Phi Hung NGUYEN
  • Patent number: 10697772
    Abstract: A sensor includes an acceleration or magnetic field sensitive microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) resonator, configured to oscillate in at least a first normal mode and a second normal mode. The sensor further includes: a coarse readout circuit configured to drive the first normal mode, measure a motion of the first normal mode, and derive from the measured motion a coarse measurement of the true acceleration or true external magnetic field; and a fine readout circuit configured to drive the second normal mode, measure a motion of the second normal mode, and derive from the measured motion and the coarse measurement a measurement of the difference between the true acceleration or true external magnetic field and the coarse measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Logan D. Sorenson, Raviv Perahia, David T. Chang, Randall L. Kubena, Deborah J. Kirby, Hung Nguyen, Richard J. Joyce
  • Patent number: 10696297
    Abstract: A driving support apparatus according to the invention estimates the position of a moving body by controlling a position estimation unit when the tracking-target moving body leaves a first area or a second area to enter a blind spot area and detects the position of the moving body by controlling a position detection unit when the moving body leaves the blind spot area to enter the first area or the second area. In this manner, the trajectory of the tracking-target moving body is calculated so that the trajectory of the moving body detected in the first area or the second area and the trajectory of the moving body estimated in the blind spot area are continuous to each other and driving support is executed based on the calculated trajectory of the tracking-target moving body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Quy Hung Nguyen Van, Shoichi Hayasaka
  • Patent number: 10696546
    Abstract: An auxetic interposer includes: a frame enclosing an interior space; a pad arranged within the interior space; and a plurality of micro auxetic lattices extending between the frame and the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Raviv Perahia, David W. Shahan, Christopher P. Henry, Hung Nguyen, Logan D. Sorenson
  • Patent number: 10695537
    Abstract: A method for dilating a stenotic region in an airway of a patient may include advancing a balloon catheter through the airway of the patient to position an inflatable balloon of the catheter within at least a portion of the stenotic region, maintaining a position of the catheter relative to the patient, and inflating the balloon of the catheter to dilate the stenotic region of the airway. A system for dilating a stenotic region in an airway of a patient may include a catheter shaft having an overall length of less than 70 cm, an inflatable balloon disposed along a distal portion of the catheter shaft, and a stylet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: Ketan P. Muni, Hung V. Ha, Chi Nguyen, Randy S. Chan, John Y. Chang
  • Publication number: 20200204280
    Abstract: The techniques disclosed herein include a first device for reading one or more tags in metadata, the first device including one or more processors configured to receive metadata, from a second device, wirelessly connected via a sidelink channel to the first device. The one or more processors may also be configured to read the metadata, received from the second device to extract one or more tags representative of audio content, and identify audio content based on the one or more tags, and output the audio content. The first device may also include a memory, coupled to the one or more processors, configured to store the metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Shankar THAGADUR SHIVAPPA, Bijan FORUTANPOUR, Phi Hung NGUYEN
  • Publication number: 20200204966
    Abstract: The techniques disclosed herein include a first device including one or more processors configured to detect a selection of at least one target object external to the first device, and initiate a channel of communication between the first device and a second device associated with the at least one target object external to the first device. The one or more processors may be configured to receive audio packets, from the second device, in response to the selection of at least one target object external to the device, decode the audio packets, received from the second device, to generate an audio signal. The one or more processors may be configured to output the audio signal based on the selection of the at least one target object external to the first device. The first device includes a memory, coupled to the one or more processors, configured to store the audio packets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Shankar THAGADUR SHIVAPPA, Bijan FORUTANPOUR, Phi Hung NGUYEN
  • Patent number: 10687690
    Abstract: A dilation catheter system comprises a guide member, a dilation catheter, and an image sensor. The guide member includes a shaft comprising a distal end and a proximal end. The shaft further defines a longitudinal axis. The dilation catheter is movable relative to the guide catheter member and comprises an expandable dilator. The expandable dilator is sized to fit within one or both of a Eustachian tube or a passageway associated with a paranasal sinus. The image sensor is configured to provide visualization within anatomy of a patient. The image sensor is integral with the guide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy J. Kesten, Ketan P. Muni, James Patrick Garvey, II, Hung V. Ha, Andy Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20200182925
    Abstract: A field effect transistor (FET) engager, for example, includes electrically coupling a gate driver to a gate of a FET for testing the FET. The FET engager further includes providing a probe pad for test instrument measurement of the FET without test instrument capacitance impacting operation of the FET. The FET engager can electrically couple to the gate of the FET hold the gate of the FET at a low voltage while the source and drains are stress tested. The FET engager provides fail-safe mechanisms against accidental turn-on of the FET during operation. The FET engager can provide a second probe pad for selective test instrument turn-on of a second FET. The FET engager can allow test instrument measurement of gate current of the FET without test instrument capacitance impacting operation of the FET.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Sigfredo E. Gonzalez Diaz, Benjamin Lee Amey, Patrick Michael Teterud, Hung Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10659392
    Abstract: An inline-bypass switch system includes: a first inline-bypass switch appliance having a first bypass component, a first switch coupled to the first bypass component, and a first controller; and a second inline-bypass switch appliance having a second bypass component, a second switch coupled to the second bypass component, and a second controller; wherein the first controller in the first inline-bypass switch appliance is configured to provide a state signal that is associated with a state of the first inline-bypass switch appliance; and wherein the second controller in the second inline-bypass switch appliance is configured to control the second bypass component based at least in part on the state signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Gigamon Inc.
    Inventors: Zbigniew Sufleta, Hung Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10655964
    Abstract: A resonator includes an anchor, an outer stiffener ring on an outer perimeter of the resonator, and a plurality of curved springs between the anchor and the outer stiffener ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Lian X. Huang, Logan D. Sorenson, Raviv Perahia, Hung Nguyen, David T. Chang
  • Patent number: 10652036
    Abstract: Techniques for bridging communication between multiple networks to facilitate distribution of multicast data are described herein. For example, a node that is able to communicate with its network and an adjacent network may send a subscription message indicating that the node is a member of a multicast group. The subscription message may be forwarded up both networks. The node may then forward, between the networks, data that is destined for members of the multicast group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Itron, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Bartier, James Laurence Taylor, Viet-Hung Nguyen, Hartman Van Wyk
  • Patent number: 10638917
    Abstract: A dilation catheter system comprises a guide member, a dilation catheter, and an image sensor. The guide member includes a shaft comprising a distal end and a proximal end. The shaft further defines a longitudinal axis. The dilation catheter is movable relative to the guide catheter member and comprises an expandable dilator. The expandable dilator is sized to fit within one or both of a Eustachian tube or a passageway associated with a paranasal sinus. The image sensor is configured to provide visualization within anatomy of a patient. The image sensor is integral with the guide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy J. Kesten, Ketan P. Muni, James Patrick Garvey, II, Hung V. Ha, Andy Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10643381
    Abstract: An electronic device is described. The electronic device includes a processor. The processor is configured to render a first zone of an image. The processor is also configured to render a second zone of the image. The first zone has a higher tessellated level of detail than the second zone. The processor is further configured to present the first zone and the second zone on at least one vehicle window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Phi Hung Nguyen, Ning Bi
  • Patent number: 10643296
    Abstract: An electronic device is described. The electronic device includes a memory. The electronic device also includes a very long instruction word (VLIW) circuit. The VLIW circuit includes an asynchronous memory controller. The asynchronous memory controller is configured to asynchronously access the memory to render different levels of detail. The electronic device may include a non-uniform frame buffer controller configured to dynamically access different subsets of a frame buffer. The different subsets may correspond to the different levels of detail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Phi Hung Nguyen, Ning Bi
  • Publication number: 20200129823
    Abstract: A bat, which can have a hollow barrel and an internal assembly configured to resist deformation of the hollow barrel, is disclosed. The internal assembly can include multiple rods disposed longitudinally within the hollow barrel. The internal assembly can include a deformable ring having a substantially circular outer wall having a diameter less than an inner diameter of the hollow barrel and multiple holes, with each hole configured to at least partially receive a rod. The bat can have an end cap including end cap holes extending partially through the end cap, with each end cap hole configured to at least partially receive a rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Kohei Kikuchi, Yohei Yamashita, David Llewellyn, Thu Van Nguyen, Chi-Hung Lee, Renqin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10626011
    Abstract: An integrated MEMS electronic circuit that comprises a circuit wafer; a micromechanical structure being attached to a first surface of the circuit wafer and electrically coupled to an integrated circuit formed under said first surface. A capping chip having side surfaces substantially perpendicular to its main surfaces comprises a recess and is bonded to the first surface of the circuit wafer such that said micromechanical structure is enclosed in a cavity comprising the recess in the capping chip. Both the circuit wafer and the capping wafer can be further thinned while exposing at least one connection pad on the first surface of the circuit wafer that is not covered by the capping chip and that is coupled electrically to the integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Randall L. Kubena, Hung Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20200112669
    Abstract: Techniques for starting an electronic communication based on a captured image are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a computer system detects that an image has been captured by a camera on a first mobile device of a first user, where the captured image has been captured by the camera at a point in time, and, in response to detecting that the image has been captured, the computer system identifies at least one other user in the captured image. In some example embodiments, the computer system transmits a message to an electronic destination associated with the other user(s) based on the identifying of the other user(s) in the captured image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Szeto, Viet Hung Nguyen, Jingwei Huang, Haowen Ning, Haoyang Li