Patents by Inventor James Lu

James Lu 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: 20190217716
    Abstract: A method includes controlling charging a battery pack of an electrified vehicle, via a control system of the electrified vehicle, based on climate conditions, traffic conditions, and learned driving habits of a driver of the electrified vehicle. The control system is configured to create a smart charging schedule for either adding or not adding an additional charge to the battery pack in anticipation of an expected upcoming drive cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Xiao Guang Yang, James Matthew Marcicki, Pratima Addepalli, Devang Bhalchandra Dave, Jianbo Lu
  • Publication number: 20190206512
    Abstract: Systems, platforms, methods and media for providing genomic services axe disclosed. In one example, a system for providing genomic services comprises genomic sequencing equipment configured to generate sequence reads based upon a biological sample obtained from a user, store the sequence reads in a FASTQ storage file, and communicate the FASTQ file electronically to a recipient. The system also includes a genomic services platform which includes a network interface through which the sequence reads are received, and a bioinformatics processing pipeline. The bioinformatics processing pipeline includes a read alignment module configured to generate observed sequence data, and a variant calling module is operative to identify observed variants in the observed sequence data. A variant storage module is disposed to receive a query from network infrastructure of a partner application provider and to provide selected ones of refined variants in response to a query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: James Lu, Jim Chou, William Lee, Chris Williams, James Warren, Ruomu Jiang
  • Publication number: 20190176147
    Abstract: Techniques for localized surface modification for microfluidic applications are provided. In one aspect, a method includes: contacting at least one portion of a surface with at least one tri(m)ethoxysilane-containing solution under conditions sufficient to form at least one silane monolayer having a given contact angle on the surface thereby modifying a flow rate over the surface. The silane monolayer can include a silane derivative selected from: trimethoxysilyl-propoxypolyethyleneoxide (TMS-PPEO), hexadecyl-triethoxysilane (HD-TES), tridecafluoro-1,1,2,2-tetrahydrooctyl)triethoxysilane (TDF-THO-TES), and combinations thereof. A device modified in accordance with the present techniques is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Minhua Lu, Mareva B. Fevre, James Hedrick, Vince Siu, Evan Colgan, Myron Plugge
  • Patent number: 10318325
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to host-side cache migration. An aspect is a method that includes determining pre-fetch hints associated with a source cache that is local to a source host machine. The source cache includes pages of cache data for a virtual machine. The pre-fetch hints are sent to a pre-fetch planner to create a pre-fetch plan. The pre-fetch hints are sent based on migration of the virtual machine to a target host machine including a target cache that is local. At the source host machine, a cache migration request is received based on the pre-fetch plan. A first subset of the pages is sent from the source cache through a host-to-host communication channel to the target cache based on the cache migration request. A second subset of the pages is sent from the source cache through a host-storage communication channel to a shared storage to be relayed to the target cache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David D. Chambliss, Aayush Gupta, James L. Hafner, Maohua Lu, Nimrod Megiddo
  • Patent number: 10300855
    Abstract: A method for assisting a driver of a vehicle towing a trailer includes providing a plurality of cameras and processing image data captured by the cameras while the vehicle is towing the trailer. Responsive to processing of captured image data, images are generated for display at a video display screen to provide a top view of the vehicle towing the trailer to the driver to assist maneuvering the vehicle towing the trailer. A dynamic vehicle and trailer icon is generated and displayed at the video display screen along with display of the top view of the vehicle towing the trailer. The dynamic vehicle and trailer icon comprises a top view representation of the vehicle and the trailer with at least one projected path for the vehicle towing the trailer so the driver can readily determine where the trailer will travel when the driver turns a steering wheel of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yuesheng Lu, Steven V. Byrne, Paul A. VanOphem, James D. Harris
  • Patent number: 10303673
    Abstract: System, method, and computer program product key compression and cached-locking are described. A computer system can store database files or operating system files in a tree data structure. The system can store data or metadata as key-value pairs in nodes of the tree data structure. The keys in the key-value pairs can have a hierarchical structure, which may or may not correspond to the tree data structure. The system can compress the keys by reducing duplicated storage of shared portions of the keys. The system can use an index in a tree node to represent the hierarchical structure of the key-value pairs stored in that tree node. To access a value in a key-value pair, the system can identify the tree node to search, query the index in that tree node to locate the value, and then access the value at the indexed location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Murali Vemulapati, James Qiu, Frank Lu
  • Publication number: 20190154940
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a telecommunications connection device. The device including a housing, a plurality of single-fiber connectorized pigtails that extend outwardly from the housing and a multi-fiber connectorized pigtail that extends outwardly from the housing. The multi-fiber connectorized pigtail can be optically coupled with the single fiber connectorized pigtails. The device can include optical fibers routed from the multi-fiber connectorized pigtail through the housing to the single-fiber connectorized pigtails. The single-fiber connectorized pigtails can be more flexible than the multi-fiber connectorized pigtail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Scott C. KOWALCZYK, Steven C. ZIMMEL, James J. BRANDT, Oscar Fernando BRAN DE LEON, Erik J. GRONVALL, Trevor D. SMITH, Yu LU, David J. ANDERSON
  • Patent number: 10296842
    Abstract: Systems, platforms, methods and media for providing genomic services are disclosed. In one example, a genomic services platform comprises a network interface through which are received genomic sequence reads derived from a biological sample obtained from a user. The platform also includes a bioinformatics processing pipeline including a read alignment module configured to generate observed sequence data by aligning the sequence reads relative to a reference sequence, a variant calling module operative to identify observed variants in the observed sequence data, and a variant refinement module for producing genotype data including a set of refined variants associated with the user. A variant imputation module produces a set of imputed variants associated with the user, and is configured to receive, as input, at least some of the genotype data and separate the genotype data into high-quality and low-quality genotypes based on a genotype quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Helix OpCo, LLC
    Inventors: James Lu, Jim Chou, William Lee, Chris Williams, James Warren, Ruomu Jiang
  • Patent number: 10287362
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides anti-CD73 binding molecules, e.g., antibodies and antigen binding fragments thereof. Also provided are pharmaceutical formulations comprising the disclosed compositions, and methods for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases associated with CD73-expression, e.g., cancer. Such diseases can be treated, e.g., by direct therapy with the anti-CD73 binding molecules disclosed herein (e.g., naked antibodies or antibody-drug conjugates that bind CD73), by adjuvant therapy with other antigen-binding anticancer agents such as immune checkpoint inhibitors (e.g., anti-CTLA-4 and anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibodies), and/or by combination therapies where the anti-CD73 molecules are administered before, after, or concurrently with chemotherapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: MedImmune Limited
    Inventors: Carl Hay, Kris Sachsenmeier, Erin Sult, Qihui Huang, Peter Pavlik, Melissa Damschroder, Li Cheng, Gundo Diedrich, Jonathan Rios-Doria, Scott Hammond, Ralph Minter, Steve Rust, Sandrine Guillard, Robert Hollingsworth, Lutz Jermutus, Nicholas Durham, Ching Ching Leow, Mary Antonysamy, James Geoghegan, Xiaojun Lu, Kim Rosenthal
  • Publication number: 20190026641
    Abstract: Systems, platforms, methods and media for providing genomic services are disclosed. In one example, a genomic services platform comprises a network interface through which are received genomic sequence reads derived from a biological sample obtained from a user. The platform also includes a bioinformatics processing pipeline including a read alignment module configured to generate observed sequence data by aligning the sequence reads relative to a reference sequence, a variant calling module operative to identify observed variants in the observed sequence data, and a variant refinement module for producing genotype data including a set of refined variants associated with the user. A variant imputation module produces a set of imputed variants associated with the user, and is configured to receive, as input, at least some of the genotype data and separate the genotype data into high-quality and low-quality genotypes based on a genotype quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: James Lu, Jim Chou, William Lee, Chris Williams, James Warren, Ruomu Jiang
  • Publication number: 20190026156
    Abstract: Systems, platforms, methods and media for providing genomic services are disclosed. In one example, a genomic services platform comprises a network interface through which genomic sequence reads derived from a biological sample are received. The platform also includes a bioinformatics processing pipeline that comprises a read alignment module configured to generate observed sequence data by aligning the sequence reads relative to a reference sequence, a variant calling module operative to identify observed variants in the observed sequence data, and a variant refinement module for producing a set of refined variants associated with the biological sample. A variant imputation module produces a set of imputed variants associated with the user and a variant storage module, operating on a server-less framework, is disposed to receive a query from network infrastructure of a partner application provider and to provide selected ones of the refined or imputed variants m response to the query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: James Lu, Jim Chou, William Lee, Chris Williams, James Warren, Ruomu Jiang
  • Publication number: 20190024161
    Abstract: Methods, systems and media for providing genomic services are disclosed. In one example, a system comprises genomic sequencing equipment configured to generate sequence reads based upon a biological sample obtained from a user, and a genomic services platform. The platform includes a network interface through which the sequence reads are received. A bioinformatics processing pipeline includes a read alignment module configured to generate observed sequence data by aligning the sequence reads relative to a reference sequence, and a variant calling module is operative to identify observed variants in the observed sequence data. Genomic data storage contains the observed variants in the observed sequence data. A variant storage module is disposed to receive a query from network infrastructure of a partner application provider and to provide genomic information based on or derived from the observed variants in response to the query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: James Lu, Jim Chou, William Lee, Chris Williams, James Warren, Ruomu Jiang
  • Publication number: 20190026432
    Abstract: Methods, systems and media for providing genomic services are disclosed. In one example, a system for providing genomic services comprises genomic sequencing equipment configured to generate sequence reads based upon a biological sample obtained from a user, and a genomic services platform. The platform includes genomic data storage containing observed sequence data generated by aligning the sequence reads relative to a reference sequence and variants in the observed sequence data derived from the observed sequence data. File storage includes one or more files defining one or more genomic windows respectively associated with each of a plurality of partner application providers or partner applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: James Lu, Jim Chou, William Lee, Chris Williams, James Warren, Ruomu Jiang
  • Publication number: 20190026428
    Abstract: Systems, platforms, methods and media for providing genomic services are disclosed. In one example, a genomic services platform comprises a network interface through which are received genomic sequence reads derived from a biological sample obtained from a user The platform also includes a bioinformatics processing pipeline including a read alignment module configured to generate observed sequence data by aligning the sequence reads relative to a reference sequence, a variant calling module operative to identify observed variants in the observed sequence data, and a variant refinement module for producing a set of refined variants associated with the user. A variant imputation module produces a set of imputed variants associated with the user, and a variant storage module disposed to receive a query from network infrastructure of a partner application provider and to provide selected ones of the refined or imputed variants in response to the query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: James Lu, Jim Chou, William Lee, Chris Williams, James Warren, Ruomu Jiang
  • Publication number: 20190026433
    Abstract: Systems, platforms, methods and media for providing genomic services are disclosed. In one example, a platform comprises a network interface, in communication with a sequencing laboratory, through which are received genomic sequence reads derived from a biological sample obtained from a user, and a bioinformatics processing pipeline. The pipeline includes a read alignment module configured to generate observed sequence data by aligning the sequence reads relative to a reference sequence, a variant calling module operative to identify observed variants in the observed sequence data, a genomic data storage containing at least the observed variants in the observed sequence data, and a variant storage module disposed to receive a query from network infrastructure of a partner application provider and to provide genomic information based on or derived from the observed variants in response to the query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: James Lu, Jim Chou, William Lee, Chris Williams, James Warren, Ruomu Jiang
  • Publication number: 20190026429
    Abstract: Systems, platforms, methods and media for providing genomic services are disclosed. In one example, a genomic services platform comprises a network interface through which genomic sequence reads derived from a biological sample obtained from a user are received. The platform also includes a bioinformatics processing pipeline that includes a read alignment module configured to receive a genomics file from genomic sequencing equipment and use data contained therein to generate observed sequence data by aligning the sequence reads relative to a reference sequence. A variant calling module identifies observed variants in the observed sequence data and stores the observed variants in a variant calling file. A variant refinement module produces genotype data including a set of refined variants associated with the user, and a variant imputation module produces a set of imputed variants associated with the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: James Lu, Jim Chou, William Lee, Chris Williams, James Warren, Ruomu Jiang
  • Publication number: 20170373142
    Abstract: A semiconductor device structure may include a substrate having a substrate base comprising a first dopant type; a semiconductor layer disposed on a surface of the substrate base, the semiconductor layer comprising a second dopant type and having an upper surface; and a semiconductor plug assembly comprising a semiconductor plug disposed within the semiconductor layer, the semiconductor plug extending from an upper surface of the semiconductor layer and having a depth at least equal to a thickness of the semiconductor layer, the semiconductor plug having a first boundary, the first boundary formed within the semiconductor layer, and having a second boundary, the second boundary formed within the semiconductor layer and disposed opposite the first boundary, wherein the first boundary and second boundary extend perpendicularly to the surface of the substrate base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Littelfuse, Inc.
    Inventors: Ader Shen, Ting-Fung Chang, James Lu, Wayne Lin
  • Patent number: 9801496
    Abstract: An expandable barbeque grill grate especially adapted for use in connection with different size barbeque grills and having a pair of coplanar plates with each of the plates including a frame with multiple parallel fingers extending from the grate frame with the fingers of one grate alternately interleaved with the fingers of the other grate and the sidewalls of adjacent fingers being in close face contacting relation and angularly disposed with respect to the horizontal plane of the barbeque grill grate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Progressive Home Hardware Inc
    Inventor: James Lu
  • Patent number: 9430141
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for adding adaptive annotations to an electronic content item. For example, a user may insert an annotation by hand drawing the annotation over the content of the content item, in white space around the content, or within an annotation window. The user may also anchor, associate, or link annotations to particular portion of the content item, such that when the content is displayed or rendered on a display of an electronic device, the annotation appears in-line with the content and adjacent to the associated portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael James Lu, Allison Bhang, Andrew Scott Craft, Andrew Olcott
  • Publication number: 20160035048
    Abstract: A collaborative system and method for performing wellsite tasks for performing oilfield operations is provided. The system includes a universal bank to store wellsite materials and wellsite instructions, a tag to identify the new wellsite materials, a mobile unit carried by an operator at the wellsite, and a universal bank. The mobile unit is connectable to the universal bank via a wellsite communication link, and includes a wellsite input and a wellsite receiver. The universal bank is connectable to universal resources via a universal communication link, and includes a universal receiver to receive the new wellsite materials from the universal bank. The universal bank includes a universal input to upload universal materials and validated wellsite instructions to the universal bank based on the input wellsite materials whereby wellsite materials and wellsite instructions are selectively accessible by the operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Yang Chen, Chuanqing James Lu