Patents by Inventor John Lai

John Lai 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: 10662304
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a composition and composite for protecting a transmission/reception device. The composite can include a reinforcing material and a cured epoxy composition impregnating the reinforcing material. The cured epoxy composition can contain reaction constituents including less than 50% stoichiometric amount of an anhydride curing agent to an epoxy resin. The composite can exhibit synergistic improvements in mechanical strength, weatherability, and signal transmission properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Choung Lai, Ajay Padwal, Marie J. Demers, David W. Stresing, John E. Langlois
  • Patent number: 10661262
    Abstract: Hydrogenation catalysts for aromatic hydrogenation including an organosilica material support, which is a polymer comprising independent units of a monomer of Formula [Z1OZ2OSiCH2]3 (I), wherein each Z1 and Z2 independently represent a hydrogen atom, a C1-C4 alkyl group or a bond to a silicon atom of another monomer; and at least one catalyst metal are provided herein. Methods of making the hydrogenation catalysts and processes of using, e.g., aromatic hydrogenation, the hydrogenation catalyst are also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company
    Inventors: Paul Podsiadlo, Quanchang Li, David Charles Calabro, Jean Willem Lodewijk Beeckman, Lei Zhang, Kiara M. Benitez, Matthew Scott Ide, Stephen John McCarthy, Mobae Afeworki, Simon Christopher Weston, Preeti Kamakoti, Matu J. Shah, Wenyih Frank Lai, Meghan Kochersperger, David A. Griffin, Ivy D. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20200154938
    Abstract: Aspects relating to a method and apparatus for venting a heater tank of a beverage forming apparatus using a vent valve that is opened and closed based on an operation to move a brew chamber lid between an open lid position and a closed lid position are provided. In one aspect, the vent valve may be positioned on a vent line distinct from a delivery line that delivers heated liquid from the heater tank to the brew chamber. In another aspect, at least a portion of the delivery line may extend downwardly from the top of the heater tank to a location between the top and the bottom of the heater tank. In another aspect, the at least a portion of the vent valve may be attached to the handle for movement with the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
    Inventors: Choon Meng Teo, Yee Leong Pang, Kim Lai Wong, John Couture, Richard Pasquini
  • Patent number: 10646503
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising cytidine analogs for oral administration, wherein the compositions release the cytidine analog substantially in the stomach. Also provided are methods of treating diseases and disorders using the oral formulations provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Celgene Corporation
    Inventors: John F. Traverse, William W. Leong, Jeffrey B. Etter, Mei Lai, Jay Thomas Backstrom
  • Publication number: 20200140445
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to pyrazolopyrimidine compounds of the general structural formula I: which may be useful as therapeutic agents for the treatment of disorders associated with phosphodiesterase 9 (PDE9). The present invention also relates to the use of such compounds for treating cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, such as hypertension, chronic kidney disease and heart failure, and neurological and psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, psychosis or Huntington's disease, and those associated with striatal hypofunction or basal ganglia dysfunction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Ashok ARASAPPAN, Jason M. COX, John S. DEBENHAM, Zhuyan GUO, Jiafang HE, Zahid HUSSAIN, Zhong LAI, Derun LI, Dongfang MENG, Subharekha RAGHAVAN, Sriram TYAGARAJAN
  • Publication number: 20200138231
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for venting a liquid supply of a beverage machine, e.g., by permanently open orifice and/or pressure relief valve. The orifice may always vent a heater tank, even while liquid is delivered to the tank by a liquid pump and/or while the tank is pressurized by an air pump to deliver liquid from the tank. A filter may be positioned between a heater tank and orifice and/or air pump. The pressure relief valve may be positioned between the liquid pump and the inlet side of the heater tank, e.g., so relatively cool water is released by the pressure relief valve when open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Keuring Green Mountain, Inc.
    Inventors: Choon Meng Teo, Yee Leong Pang, Kim Lai Wong, John Couture, Richard Pasquini
  • Publication number: 20200111778
    Abstract: An ESD protection device including a PNP transistor connected to an input pad, a diode connected to the PNP transistor and connected to an output pad, and an NMOS transistor connected to the PNP transistor and the output pad, wherein the diode, PNP transistor, and NMOS transistor are configured to route different levels of an electrostatic discharge (ESD) current pulse from the input pad to the output pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Da-Wei LAI, Stephen John SQUE, Wilhelmus Cornelis Maria PETERS
  • Publication number: 20200101095
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising cytidine analogs for oral administration, wherein the compositions release the cytidine analog substantially in the stomach. Also provided are methods of treating diseases and disorders using the oral formulations provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: John F. Traverse, William W. Leong, Jeffrey B. Etter, Mei Lai, Jay Thomas Backstrom
  • Publication number: 20200093319
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for venting a liquid supply of a beverage machine, e.g., by permanently open orifice and/or pressure relief valve. The orifice may always vent a heater tank, even while liquid is delivered to the tank by a liquid pump and/or while the tank is pressurized by an air pump to deliver liquid from the tank. A filter may be positioned between a heater tank and orifice and/or air pump. The pressure relief valve may be positioned between the liquid pump and the inlet side of the heater tank, e.g., so relatively cool water is released by the pressure relief valve when open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
    Inventors: Choon Meng Teo, Yee Leong Pang, Kim Lai Wong, John Couture, Richard Pasquini
  • Patent number: 10599673
    Abstract: The disclosed technology relates to a system configured to identify at least one difference between a sync tree and at least one of a remote tree and a local tree. The sync tree represents a known synced state between a server state and a file system state, the remote tree represents the server state, and the local tree represents the file system state. The system may further generate, based on the at least one difference, a set of operations configured to converge the server state and the file system state and manage the execution of the set of operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Goldberg, Sujay Jayakar, John Lai, Robert Ying, Nipunn Koorapati, Gautam Gupta, Geoffry Song, Elmer Charles Jubb, IV
  • Patent number: 10585759
    Abstract: Resynchronization of folders shared among multiple client devices over a network is provided. Metadata and hash values stored on the client device are moved from a metadata database to a resynchronization database, and the data in the metadata database is deleted. Metadata is created for locally stored synchronized files. For each file, the created metadata is compared to the metadata stored in the resynchronization database. If the metadata matches, hash values are retrieved from the resynchronization database and stored with the created metadata in the metadata database. If the metadata does not match, hashes for the file are created and stored with the created metadata in the metadata database. A synchronization operation may be performed which consists of comparing the files stored on the client to the synchronized versions on a host server and updating or adding files that are not present or not up to date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: John Lai, Elmer Charles Jubb, IV
  • Publication number: 20200075403
    Abstract: Provided herein are low resistance metallization stack structures for logic and memory applications and related methods of fabrication. In some implementations, the methods involve providing a tungsten (W)-containing layer on a substrate; and depositing a molybdenum (Mo)-containing layer on the W-containing layer. In some implementations, the methods involve depositing a Mo-containing layer directly on a dielectric or titanium nitride (TiN) substrate without an intervening W-containing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Shruti Vivek Thombare, Raashina Humayun, Michal Danek, Chiukin Steven Lai, Joshua Collins, Hanna Bamnolker, Griffin John Kennedy, Gorun Butail, Patrick A. van Cleemput
  • Patent number: 10531850
    Abstract: The present approach relates to the use of a spatially registered detector docking compartment to determine source and detector alignment in a patient imaging context. In certain implementations, sensors and/or cameras provide visual data that may be analyzed to determine a spatial relation between an X-ray source and landmarks provided on a patient support surface, where the landmarks have a known spatial relationship to a detector positioned beneath the patient support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: John Eric Tkaczyk, Hao Lai
  • Patent number: 10510590
    Abstract: Provided herein are low resistance metallization stack structures for logic and memory applications and related methods of fabrication. In some implementations, the methods involve providing a tungsten (W)-containing layer on a substrate; and depositing a molybdenum (Mo)-containing layer on the W-containing layer. In some implementations, the methods involve depositing a Mo-containing layer directly on a dielectric or titanium nitride (TiN) substrate without an intervening W-containing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Shruti Vivek Thombare, Raashina Humayun, Michal Danek, Chiukin Steven Lai, Joshua Collins, Hanna Bamnolker, Griffin John Kennedy, Gorun Butail, Patrick A. van Cleemput
  • Publication number: 20190364107
    Abstract: A content management system can maintain the entirety of a user account's content library. As a default behavior, updates made to the content library when accessed from any client device authorized by the user account, including adding, modifying, and/or deleting content items, can be synchronized across all other authorized client devices. A user can opt out of the default behavior and specify, for each authorized client device, certain portions of the content library that the content management system should or should not synchronize.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua Kaplan, Isaac Goldberg, John Lai
  • Patent number: 10473338
    Abstract: In a method for superimposed conveyance of data and electrical power, a first switch can cycle to convey the electric power and data from a first device. Binary digits of the data from the first device can be represented by transitions, of a voltage at a node of a second device, between a first voltage and a second voltage. A second switch can cycle to convey data from the second device. Binary digits of the data from the second device can be represented by transitions, of a current through a component of the first device, between being less than a threshold and being greater than the threshold. A voltage regulator of the second device can provide, in response to the voltage at the node being within a range of voltages that includes the first voltage and the second voltage, the electrical power to one or more components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Hui-Fang Lai, Alexander Schoenen, Victor Liu, HungYang Lee, Michael John Mitchell, Taw Lim
  • Patent number: 10475783
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection apparatus comprising a bipolar junction transistor (BJT) having terminals, a field-effect transistor (FET) having terminals, and a common base region connected to a recombination region. The BJT and the FET are integrated with one another and include a common region that is shared by the BJT and the FET. The BJT and FET collectively bias the common base region and prevent triggering of the BJT by causing a potential of the common base region to follow a potential of one of the terminals of the BJT in response to an excessive but tolerable non-ESD voltage change at one or more of the terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Claes, Stephen John Sque, Maarten Jacobus Swanenberg, Da-Wei Lai
  • Publication number: 20190338034
    Abstract: The invention provides anti-idiotypic antibodies against anti-PD-L1 antibodies and methods of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: Jo-Anne Hongo, Angie Yee, Christine Tan, Joyce Lai, Joanne Adamkewicz, John Byon
  • Patent number: 10463683
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising cytidine analogs for oral administration, wherein the compositions release the cytidine analog substantially in the stomach. Also provided are methods of treating diseases and disorders using the oral formulations provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Celgene Corporation
    Inventors: John F. Traverse, William W. Leong, Jeffrey B. Etter, Mei Lai, Jay Thomas Backstrom
  • Publication number: 20190300507
    Abstract: Compounds of Formula I and Formula II, pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, stereoisomers of any of the foregoing, I or mixtures thereof are agonists of the APJ Receptor and may have use in treating cardiovascular and other conditions. Compounds of Formula I and Formula II have the structures where the definitions of the variables are provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Yinhong CHEN, Alan C. CHENG, Mikkel V. DEBENEDETTO, Paul John DRANSFIELD, James S. HARVEY, Jonathan HOUZE, Aarif Yusuf KHAKOO, Su-Jen LAI, Zhihua MA, Vatee PATTAROPONG, Gayathri SWAMINATH, Charles KREIMAN, David C. MOEBIUS, Ankit SHARMA