Patents by Inventor Ian Liu

Ian Liu 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: 20220289710
    Abstract: Novel compounds of the structural formula (I), and the pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, are inhibitors of Nav1.8 channel activity and may be useful in the treatment, prevention, management, amelioration, control and suppression of diseases mediated by Nav1.8 channel activity. The compounds of the present invention may be useful in the treatment, prevention or management of pain disorders, cough disorders, acute itch disorders, and chronic itch disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC
    Inventors: Ashok Arasappan, Ian M. Bell, Michael J. Breslin, Christopher James Bungard, Christopher S. Burgey, Harry R. Chobanian, Jason M. Cox, Anthony T. Ginnetti, Deodial Guy Guiadeen, Kristen L.G. Jones, Mark E. Layton, Hong Liu, Jian Liu, James J. Perkins, Shawn J. Stachel, Linda M. Suen-Lai, Zhe Wu
  • Patent number: 11411172
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided which comprises a full adder including magnetoelectric material and spin orbit material. In some embodiments, the adder includes: a 3-bit carry generation structure and a multi-bit sum generation structure coupled to the 3-bit carry generation structure. In some embodiments, the 3-bit carry generation structure includes at least three cells comprising magnetoelectric material and spin orbit material, wherein the 3-bit carry generation structure is to perform a minority logic operation on first, second, and third inputs to generate a carry output. In some embodiments, the multi-bit sum generation structure includes at least four cells comprising magnetoelectric material and spin orbit material, wherein the multi-bit sum generation structure is to perform a minority logic operation on the first, second, and third inputs and the carry output to generate a sum output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Huichu Liu, Sasikanth Manipatruni, Daniel Morris, Kaushik Vaidyanathan, Tanay Karnik, Ian Young
  • Patent number: 11402869
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a housing with a display. The display may be overlapped by an image transport layer such as a coherent fiber bundle or layer of Anderson localization material. The image transport layer may have an input surface that receives an image from the display and a corresponding output surface to which the image is transported. The input surface and output surface may have different shapes. During fabrication of the image transport layer, molding techniques, grinding and polishing techniques, and other processes are used to deform the image transport layer and the shape of the output surface. The area of peripheral portions of the output surface may expand relative to central portions. Optical uniformity across the output surface can be enhanced by maintaining uniformity in fiber core diameters and other attributes of the image transport layer across deformed and undeformed portions of the output surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth C. Porter, Yi Qiao, Jean-Pierre S. Guillou, Tyler R. Kakuda, Di Liu, Shawn R. Gettemy, Wei Lin, Shenglin Ye, Shubhaditya Majumdar, Christopher E. Glazowski, Paul C. Kelley, Michael J. Brown, Ian T. Clark, Salman Karbasi
  • Publication number: 20220222277
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for profiling a plurality of companies. The companies are profiled by receiving HTML files on the world wide web that contain hyperlinks to a domain name of one or more of the plurality of companies; determining an ingress of each of the plurality of companies based on a number of hyperlinks to the domain name of that company in the HTML files; receiving industry categories and industry embedding values for each of the plurality of companies; and designating a first company and a second company of the plurality of companies as similar based at least in part on one or more of the ingress of the first company, the ingress of the second company, a semantic distance between the industry embedding values of the first company and the industry embedding values of the second company, and a number of industry categories common between the first company and the second company.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Srikanth PASUMARTHY, Michael LIU, Jervis PINTO, Merron WOODBURY, Ian WOODBURY, Geoffrey PEDDLE
  • Patent number: 11387404
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided which comprises one or more magnetoelectric spin orbit (MESO) minority gates with different peripheral complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) circuit techniques in the device layer including: (1) current mirroring, (2) complementary supply voltages, (3) asymmetrical transistor sizing, and (4) using transmission gates. These MESO minority gates use the multi-phase clock to prevent back propagation of current so that MESO gate can correctly process the input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Huichu Liu, Tanay Karnik, Sasikanth Manipatruni, Daniel Morris, Kaushik Vaidyanathan, Ian Young
  • Patent number: 11377438
    Abstract: Novel compounds of the structural formula (I), and the pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, are inhibitors of Nav1.8 channel activity and may be useful in the treatment, prevention, management, amelioration, control and suppression of diseases mediated by Nav1.8 channel activity. The compounds of the present invention may be useful in the treatment, prevention or management of pain disorders, cough disorders, acute itch disorders, and chronic itch disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC
    Inventors: Ashok Arasappan, Ian M. Bell, Michael J. Breslin, Christopher James Bungard, Christopher S. Burgey, Harry R. Chobanian, Jason M. Cox, Anthony T. Ginnetti, Deodial Guy Guiadeen, Kristen L. G. Jones, Mark E. Layton, Hong Liu, Jian Liu, James J. Perkins, Shawn J. Stachel, Linda M. Suen-Lai, Zhe Wu
  • Patent number: 11369570
    Abstract: A delivery device for a active agent comprises nanoparticles based on a biopolymer such as starch. The delivery device may also be in the form of an aptamer-biopolymer-active agent conjugate wherein the aptamer targets the device for the treatment of specific disorders, such as cancer. The delivery device survives for a period of time in the body sufficient to allow for transport and uptake of the delivery device into targeted cells. The degree of crosslinking can provide a desired release profile of the active agent at, near or inside the target cells. The nanoparticles may be made by applying a high shear force in the presence of a cross linker. The particles may be predominantly in the range of 50-150 nm and form a colloidal dispersion of crosslinked hydrogel particles in water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: GREENMARK BIOMEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Steven Bloembergen, Ian J. McLennan, Nathan Jones, Areet Krsna Ganesh Shermon, Abdel Elsayed, Juewen Liu
  • Patent number: 11256542
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques and systems for onboarding a service from client-managed computing infrastructure to network computing infrastructure. As part of the onboarding, a database that stores onboarding information is accessed and a set of tasks is identified. A state diagram is generated based on the onboarding information. The techniques and systems are configured to calculate, within the state diagram, a task execution path that is associated with a highest probability of success for moving the client organization from a current environment associated with the client-managed computing infrastructure to a target environment associated with the network computing infrastructure. The task execution path can be used to identify and provide subsets of tasks as part of an autonomously guided onboarding process. The task execution path can be re-calculated based on a determination that an individual task has not been completed within an expected amount of time to complete the individual task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Warren Johnson, Sean Dastouri, Ian Liu
  • Publication number: 20210169287
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus including a body defining an agitation chamber, an agitator partially disposed within the agitation chamber and configured to rotate about a pivot axis, and a debrider at least partially disposed within the agitation chamber. The agitator includes an elongated body having a first and a second end, a sidewall extending radially outward from the elongated body extending between the first and the second ends, and a plurality of bristles extending radially outward from the elongated body. The plurality of bristles are arranged in at least one row adjacent to the sidewall. The debrider includes a plurality of teeth configured to contact a portion of the sidewall as the agitator rotates about the pivot axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel R. DER MARDEROSIAN, John FREESE, Gordon HOWES, Wenxiu GAO, David S. CLARE, Nathan HERRMANN, Hugh Jamie CROGGON, Nicholas SARDAR, Tyler SMITH, Ian LIU, Jiancheng WANG
  • Patent number: 10925447
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus including a body defining an agitation chamber, an agitator partially disposed within the agitation chamber and configured to rotate about a pivot axis, and a debrider at least partially disposed within the agitation chamber. The agitator includes an elongated body having a first and a second end, a sidewall extending radially outward from the elongated body extending between the first and the second ends, and a plurality of bristles extending radially outward from the elongated body. The plurality of bristles are arranged in at least one row adjacent to the sidewall. The debrider includes a plurality of teeth configured to contact a portion of the sidewall as the agitator rotates about the pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Daniel R. Der Marderosian, John Freese, Gordon Howes, Wenxiu Gao, David S. Clare, Nathan Herrmann, Hugh Jamie Croggon, Nicholas Sardar, Tyler Smith, Ian Liu, Jiancheng Wang
  • Patent number: 10908984
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques and systems for monitoring onboarding engagement sessions and storing onboarding information associated with completion of the tasks for the monitored onboarding engagement sessions. Using the onboarding information, an error common to a task from at least some of the onboarding engagement sessions can be determined and solutions can be identified so that they can be recommended in response to a run-time error in a current onboarding session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Warren Johnson, Sean Dastouri, Ian Liu
  • Publication number: 20200085267
    Abstract: An example of a surface cleaning head may include a main body, a neck pivotally coupled to the main body, a stabilizer, and a linkage pivotally coupled to the main body and the stabilizer. The linkage may be configured to cause the stabilizer to transition between an extended position and a retracted position in response to a pivotal movement of the neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Jason B. THORNE, Kai XU, Bruce CHENG, Ian LIU, AiMing XU, Wenxiu GAO, Andre D. BROWN, Samuel Emrys JAMES, Jordan RIDGLEY, Nicholas SARDAR, Christopher P. PINCHES, David S. CLARE, Lee M. COTTRELL
  • Publication number: 20200046184
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus may include at least one isolator configured to absorb mechanical vibration generated by contact between an agitator and a combining unit to reduce noise and/or vibration. The isolator may include at least one combing isolator disposed at least partially between the combing unit and the surface cleaning head. Alternatively (or in addition), the isolator may include a panel isolator disposed at least partially between a housing of the cleaning apparatus and a panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: John B. FREESE, Tyler S. SMITH, Wenxiu GAO, Ian LIU, Nicholas SARDAR
  • Publication number: 20190361762
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques and systems for monitoring onboarding engagement sessions and storing onboarding information associated with completion of the tasks for the monitored onboarding engagement sessions. Using the onboarding information, an error common to a task from at least some of the onboarding engagement sessions can be determined and solutions can be identified so that they can be recommended in response to a run-time error in a current onboarding session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Warren JOHNSON, Sean DASTOURI, Ian LIU
  • Publication number: 20190361738
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques and systems for onboarding a service from client-managed computing infrastructure to network computing infrastructure. As part of the onboarding, a database that stores onboarding information is accessed and a set of tasks is identified. A state diagram is generated based on the onboarding information. The techniques and systems are configured to calculate, within the state diagram, a task execution path that is associated with a highest probability of success for moving the client organization from a current environment associated with the client-managed computing infrastructure to a target environment associated with the network computing infrastructure. The task execution path can be used to identify and provide subsets of tasks as part of an autonomously guided onboarding process. The task execution path can be re-calculated based on a determination that an individual task has not been completed within an expected amount of time to complete the individual task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Warren JOHNSON, Sean DASTOURI, Ian LIU
  • Patent number: 10423448
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques and systems for onboarding a service from client-managed computing infrastructure to network computing infrastructure. As part of the onboarding, a database that stores onboarding information is accessed and a set of tasks is identified. A state diagram is generated based on the onboarding information. The techniques and systems are configured to calculate, within the state diagram, a task execution path that is associated with a highest probability of success for moving the client organization from a current environment associated with the client-managed computing infrastructure to a target environment associated with the network computing infrastructure. The task execution path can be used to identify and provide subsets of tasks as part of an autonomously guided onboarding process. The task execution path can be re-calculated based on a determination that an individual task has not been completed within an expected amount of time to complete the individual task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Warren Johnson, Sean Dastouri, Ian Liu
  • Patent number: 10402258
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques and systems for monitoring onboarding engagement sessions and storing onboarding information associated with completion of the tasks for the monitored onboarding engagement sessions. Using the onboarding information, an error common to a task from at least some of the onboarding engagement sessions can be determined and solutions can be identified so that they can be recommended in response to a run-time error in a current onboarding session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Warren Johnson, Sean Dastouri, Ian Liu
  • Publication number: 20180255991
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus including a body defining an agitation chamber, an agitator partially disposed within the agitation chamber and configured to rotate about a pivot axis, and a debrider at least partially disposed within the agitation chamber. The agitator includes an elongated body having a first and a second end, a sidewall extending radially outward from the elongated body extending between the first and the second ends, and a plurality of bristles extending radially outward from the elongated body. The plurality of bristles are arranged in at least one row adjacent to the sidewall. The debrider includes a plurality of teeth configured to contact a portion of the sidewall as the agitator rotates about the pivot axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel R. DER MARDEROSIAN, John FREESE, Gordon HOWES, Nancy GAO WENXIU, David S. CLARE, Nathan HERRMANN, Hugh Jamie CROGGON, Nicholas SARDAR, Tyler SMITH, Ian LIU
  • Publication number: 20180129550
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques and systems for monitoring onboarding engagement sessions and storing onboarding information associated with completion of the tasks for the monitored onboarding engagement sessions. Using the onboarding information, an error common to a task from at least some of the onboarding engagement sessions can be determined and solutions can be identified so that they can be recommended in response to a run-time error in a current onboarding session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Warren JOHNSON, Sean DASTOURI, Ian LIU
  • Patent number: D955115
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Nicholas Sardar, Daniel R. Der Marderosian, Tyler Smith, Wenxiu Gao, Ian Liu, John Freese