Patents by Inventor James Zhu

James Zhu 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: 11452340
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an article of footwear including an upper is described. The upper includes a braid body and at least one component. The braid body includes at least one braided layer. A reinforcement element is attached to the braid body along a connection area using a connecting stitch. The component is attached to the braid body at the connection area using a zigzag stitch including a thread that passes through the component at a first location and passes through the reinforcement element and the braid body at a second location. The second location extends beyond the connecting stitch attaching the reinforcement element to the braid body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Santos, Carman Zhu, James Huang
  • Patent number: 11445737
    Abstract: A plant protein snack with meat-like texture food product generally includes a plant based structured product having layered fibers that are cross-linked yet generally aligned along a longitudinal axis and that mimics the look and organoleptic properties of meat jerky products. Methods of making the food product are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi Zhu, James Coomes, Thomas Trezza, Charlene Gladden
  • Patent number: 11446918
    Abstract: A method of applying a pattern to a nonplanar surface. A stamp has a major surface with pattern elements having a lateral dimension of greater than 0 and less than about 5 microns. The major surface of the stamp has a functionalizing molecule with a functional group selected to chemically bind to the nonplanar surface. The stamp is positioned to initiate rolling contact with the nonplanar surface, and contacts the nonplanar surface to form a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) of the functionalizing material thereon and impart the arrangement of pattern elements thereto. The major surface of the stamp is translated with respect to the nonplanar surface such that: a contact pressure is controlled at an interface between the stamping surfaces and the nonplanar surface, and a contact force at the interface is allowed to vary while the stamping surfaces and the nonplanar surface are in contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: James Zhu, Karl K. Stensvad, Daniel M. Lentz, Thomas J. Metzler, Moses M. David
  • Publication number: 20220280918
    Abstract: Sorbent polymer composites and a solution-casting method of making hydrophobic sorbent polymer composites for CO2 adsorption applications are described. The sorbent polymer composites are comprised of a polymer matrix, a dispersed CO2 sorbent, and an optional filler particle for hydrophobicity modification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: David P. Hopkinson, Lingxiang Zhu, James S. Baker, Patrick F. Muldoon
  • Patent number: 11422616
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a processor includes: at least one core; and a power controller coupled to the at least one core. The power controller may include: a workload monitor circuit to calculate a background task ratio based on a first amount of time that the at least one core executed background tasks during an active duration; and a control circuit to dynamically apply a power management policy for a background mode when the background task ratio exceeds a background mode threshold, the power management policy for the background mode to reduce power consumption of the processor. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jianfang Zhu, Deepak Samuel Kirubakaran, Raoul Rivas Toledano, Chee Lim Nge, Rajshree Chabukswar, James Hermerding, II, Sudheer Nair, William Braun, Zhongsheng Wang, Russell Fenger, Udayan Kapaley
  • Patent number: 11416231
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to systems and methods for providing sets of compatible firmware versions (e.g., cross-compatibility solution) for flashing (e.g., programming or re-programming) different devices of a network of devices (e.g., an industrial automation system) when using a flashing application. Providing the compatible firmware versions of such network of devices may facilitate flashing the devices with compatible firmware, based on a topology of the network of devices, to prevent functional errors in the network of devices. The present systems and methods may also be applicable to determining and providing cross-compatibility solution between different firmware, as well as software, used by different devices of a network of devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Fabio Malaspina, James A. Bizily, Chunhui Zhu, Yuan Wei, Jingfeng Chen, Emily J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20220242855
    Abstract: A series of substituted fused bicyclic imidazole derivatives of formula (I), including benzimidazole derivatives and analogues thereof, being potent modulators of human IL-17 activity, are accordingly of benefit in the treatment and/or prevention of various human ailments including inflammatory and autoimmune disorders, wherein i. a. A represents C—R1 or N; B represents C—R2 or N; D represents C—R3 or N; E represents C—R4 or N; Z represents —CH(R5)N(H)CH2R6, —CH(R5)N(H)S(O)2R6, —C(?CR5aR5b)N(H)C(O)R6, —CH(R5)R7, —CH(R5)N(H)R7 or —CH(R5)C(O)N(H)R7; R0 represents hydrogen or C1-6 alkyl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Shuyu Chu, Helen Tracey Horsley, James Thomas Reuberson, Richard David Taylor, Zhaoning Zhu, Rose Elizabeth Chappell, Gregory William Haslett, Adam Peter Smalley, Nathaniel Julius Thomas Monck, Gareth Neil Brace, Prafulkumar Tulshibhai Chovatia
  • Publication number: 20220247015
    Abstract: The battery may include: an anode; a cathode; an electrolyte; at least one inductively heatable material or dielectrically heatable material in the electrolyte. Alternatively, the battery may include: an anode; a cathode; a solid electrolyte; at least one resistively heatable material in the solid electrolyte; and an electrically, ionically, or electrically and ionically insulative coating on the at least one resistively heatable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Hui Du, James Emery Brown, Chen Chen, Sumin Zhu
  • Publication number: 20220242899
    Abstract: Provided herein are conjugates comprising a protein and an oligosaccharide of one of Formulae I-VI. Also provided herein are pharmaceutical compositions comprising such conjugates. Further provided herein are methods of treating a lysosomal storage disorder in a mammal by administration of an oligosaccharide-glycoprotein conjugate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Luis Z. AVILA, Clark Q. PAN, Patrick FINN, John HARRAHY, Qun ZHOU, Yunxiang ZHU, Paul A. KONOWICZ, Duncan E. PATERSON, Andreas PEER, Joseph P. KUTZKO, Michael R. REARDON, James E. STEFANO, Xiaoyang ZHENG, Robert J. MILLER, Lauren YOUNG
  • Patent number: 11403100
    Abstract: Using a common reference address when processing calls among a native ABI and a foreign ABI. Based on caller calling using a reference address, a lookup structure is used to determine whether the reference address is within a memory range storing native code (and that the callee is native) or a memory range not storing native code (and that the callee is foreign). Execution of the callee is initiated based on one of (i) when the caller is native and when the callee is foreign, calling the callee using the reference address within an emulator; (ii) when the caller is foreign and the callee is native, calling an entry thunk; (iii) when the caller is native and the callee is foreign, calling an exit thunk; or (iv) when the caller is native and the callee is native, directly calling the callee using the reference address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Darek Josip Mihocka, Clarence Siu Yeen Dang, Pedro Miguel Sequeira De Justo Teixeira, Pavlo Lebedynskiy, James David Cleary, Jon Robert Berry, YongKang Zhu, Tiansheng Tan
  • Publication number: 20210347135
    Abstract: Materials and methods useful in forming nano-scale features on substrates, and articles such as optical films incorporating such nano-scale patterned substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Henrik B. van Lengerich, Karl K. Stensvad, Edwin L. Kusilek, Mathew S. Stay, Caleb T. Nelson, Christopher S. Lyons, Moses M. David, Jeffrey L. Solomon, Martin B. Wolk, Nicholas C. Erickson, James Zhu, James M. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20210280337
    Abstract: A stretchable conductor includes a substrate with a first major surface, wherein the substrate is an elastomeric material. An elongate wire is on the first major surface of the substrate; the wire includes a first end and a second end, and further includes at least one arcuate region between the first end and the second end. At least one portion of the arcuate region of the wire in the region has a first surface area portion embedded in the surface of the substrate and a second surface area portion unembedded on the substrate and exposed in an amount sufficient to render at least an area of the substrate in the region electrically conductive. The unembedded second surface portion of the arcuate region may lie above or below a plane of the substrate. Composite articles including a stretchable conductor in durable electrical contact with a conductive fabric are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Ankit Mahajan, James Zhu, Saagar A. Shah, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Vivek Krishnan, Kevin T. Reddy, Christopher B. Walker, JR., Michael A. Kropp, Kara A. Meyers, Teresa M. Goeddel, Thomas J. Metzler, Jonathan W. Kemling, Roger W. Barton
  • Publication number: 20210260901
    Abstract: A method of applying a pattern to a nonplanar surface with a radius of curvature. A stamp with a major surface has a relief pattern of pattern elements extending away from a base surface. Each pattern element has a stamping surface with a lateral dimension 0 to 5 microns. An ink applied on the stamping surface includes a functionalizing molecule with a functional group that chemically binds to the nonplanar surface. The stamp is positioned to initiate rolling contact between the nonplanar surface and the major surface of the stamp. The stamping surface of the pattern elements contacts the nonplanar surface to form a self-assembled monolayer of the functionalizing material on the nonplanar surface and impart the arrangement of pattern elements. A relative position of the stamping surface is controlled with respect to the nonplanar surface while the major surface of the stamp contacts the nonplanar surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: James Zhu, Karl K. Stensvad, Daniel M. Lentz, Thomas J. Metzler, Moses M. David, Jennifer A. Timm, Terrance A. Pechacek
  • Publication number: 20210178622
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for generating fiducials via die cutting are provided. Laterally arranged die cutting members and fiducial-making members are provided onto a roller to respectively cut a first pattern and a fiducial mark on the same side of a web in a rotatory die cutting process. The fiducial mark is used to register a second pattern provided by a downstream station to the first pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas J. Metzler, James Zhu, Daniel J. Theis, David D. Miller, Donald G. Peterson, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky
  • Patent number: 10971468
    Abstract: Processes for automatic registration between a solid circuit die and electrically conductive interconnects, and articles or devices made by the same are provided. The solid circuit die is disposed on a substrate with contact pads aligned with channels on the substrate. Electrically conductive traces are formed by flowing a conductive liquid in the channels toward the contact pads to obtain the automatic registration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Ankit Mahajan, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Matthew S. Stay, Daniel J. Theis, Ann M. Gilman, Shawn C. Dodds, Thomas J. Metzler, Matthew R. D. Smith, Roger W. Barton, Joseph E. Hernandez, Saagar A. Shah, Kara A. Meyers, James Zhu, Teresa M. Goeddel, Lyudmila A. Pekurovsky, Jonathan W. Kemling, Jeremy K. Larsen, Jessica Chiu, Kayla C. Niccum
  • Publication number: 20210094272
    Abstract: A method of applying a pattern to a nonplanar surface. A stamp has a major surface with pattern elements having a lateral dimension of greater than 0 and less than about 5 microns. The major surface of the stamp has a functionalizing molecule with a functional group selected to chemically bind to the nonplanar surface. The stamp is positioned to initiate rolling contact with the nonplanar surface, and contacts the nonplanar surface to form a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) of the functionalizing material thereon and impart the arrangement of pattern elements thereto. The major surface of the stamp is translated with respect to the nonplanar surface such that: a contact pressure is controlled at an interface between the stamping surfaces and the nonplanar surface, and a contact force at the interface is allowed to vary while the stamping surfaces and the nonplanar surface are in contact with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: James Zhu, Karl K. Stensvad, Daniel M. Lentz, Thomas J. Metzler, Moses M. David
  • Publication number: 20210031740
    Abstract: System (195) and method (300) for providing an extra torque from a motor (110) to a brake pedal (115). The system comprises a brake pedal (115) having an input rod; a motor (110); a sensor (125); and an electronic controller (130) configured to receive a velocity of the input rod of the brake pedal (115) from the sensor (125), determine a torque ratio based on the velocity, determine a differential stroke of the brake pedal (115), determine a torque offset based on the differential stroke, determine an extra torque based on the torque ratio and the torque offset, and control the motor (110) to apply the extra torque to the brake pedal (115).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Patrick Christian Schaefer, James Zhu, Hind Harkati, Benoit Herve, Karsten Bieltz
  • Publication number: 20210035875
    Abstract: Processes for automatic registration between a solid circuit die and electrically conductive interconnects, and articles or devices made by the same are provided. The solid circuit die is disposed at a registration area of a substrate. Fluid channels extend into the registration area and have a portion underneath the bottom surface of the solid circuit die. Electrically conductive traces are formed by flowing a conductive liquid in the channels toward contact pads on the bottom surface of the circuit die to obtain the automatic registration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Ankit Mahajan, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Saagar A. Shah, Thomas J. Metzler, Kara A. Meyers, James Zhu, Teresa M. Goeddel, Lyudmila A. Pekurovsky, Jonathan W. Kemling, Jeremy K. Larsen
  • Publication number: 20210008866
    Abstract: A method of applying a pattern to a nonplanar surface. A stamp has a major surface with pattern elements having a lateral dimension of greater than 0 and less than about 5 microns. The major surface of the stamp has a functionalizing molecule with a functional group selected to chemically bind to the nonplanar surface. The stamp is positioned to initiate rolling contact with the nonplanar surface, and contacts the nonplanar surface to form a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) of the functionalizing material thereon and impart the arrangement of pattern elements thereto. The major surface of the stamp is translated with respect to the nonplanar surface such that: a contact force is controlled at an interface between the stamping surfaces and the nonplanar surface, and the contact pressure at the interface is allowed to vary while the stamping surfaces and the nonplanar surface are in contact with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: James Zhu, Karl K. Stensvad, Daniel M. Lentz, Thomas J. Metzler, Moses M. David
  • Patent number: 10882068
    Abstract: Coating apparatuses and methods are provided for direct coatings with various shapes. The coating apparatus includes a die body with one or more bores. One or more cams are pivotally mounted within the bores and have one or more recessed areas formed into the respective peripheral surfaces thereof. The one or more cams are rotatable within the die body to dynamically, independently vary the width or shape of the respectively dispensed one or more fluid coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Jonathan J. O'Hare, Karl K. Stensvad, Daniel H. Carlson, Glen A. Jerry, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Gary W. Maier, James Zhu