Patents by Inventor John Wu

John Wu 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: 20190250075
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for collecting and detecting liquid samples comprising a first chamber and a second chamber. The first chamber is used for collecting liquid samples for initial detection, and the second chamber is used for collecting liquid samples for second confirmatory detection. The first chamber and second chamber of the apparatus are detachable. When a second confirmatory detection is necessary, the second chamber can be separated from the first chamber, and then sent to a detection agency for confirmatory detection. It can avoid the contamination of liquid samples caused by contacting with test strip of a traditional apparatus; thus, it can effectively reduce the space required for storing liquid samples and greatly reduce the risk of leakage of liquid sampled during transportation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: John WU, Liang HONG, Yangyu ZHU, Lorraine C. COGAN, Shujiang WU
  • Patent number: 10377804
    Abstract: The present invention relates to anti-BAFF antibody molecules, including novel humanized anti-BAFF antibodies, therapeutic and diagnostic methods and compositions for using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Scott Ronald Brodeur, Keith A. Canada, Michael Dziegelewski, Philip Nicholas Gorman, Pankaj Gupta, Ashraf Khalil, John J. Miglietta, Amy Marie Nicoletti, Qi Pan, David Presky, Sanjaya Singh, Tao Wu, Haiguang Xiao
  • Patent number: 10369472
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides embodiments of a virtual mapping system for using real world geographical locations to generate virtual environments within game applications. The virtual mapping system allows a game application to identify geographical information associated with real world locations. The geographical information can be used by the game application to recreate the selected geographical location using virtual assets from the game application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC ARTS INC.
    Inventors: Mohamed Marwan Mattar, Meng Wu, John Kolen, Navid Aghdaie, Kazi Atif-Uz Zaman
  • Patent number: 10364456
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing polynucleotides (e.g., DNA) are disclosed. A processing region includes one or more surfaces (e.g., particle surfaces) modified with ligands that retain polynucleotides under a first set of conditions (e.g., temperature and pH) and release the polynucleotides under a second set of conditions (e.g., higher temperature and/or more basic pH). The processing region can be used to, for example, concentrate polynucleotides of a sample and/or separate inhibitors of amplification reactions from the polynucleotides. Microfluidic devices with a processing region are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: HANDYLAB, INC.
    Inventors: Betty Wu, John S. Althaus, Nikhil Phadke, Sundaresh N. Brahmasandra, Kalyan Handique, Aaron Kehrer, Gene Parunak, Cecelia Haley, Ted Springer
  • Publication number: 20190229019
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to semiconductor structures and, more particularly, to a contact over an active gate structure and methods of manufacture. The structure includes: an active gate structure composed of conductive material located between sidewall material; an upper sidewall material above the sidewall material, the upper sidewall material being different material than the sidewall material; and a contact structure in electrical contact with the conductive material of the active gate structure. The contact structure is located between the sidewall material and between the upper sidewall material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Jiehui Shu, Xusheng Wu, Haigou Huang, John H. Zhang, Pei Liu, Laertis Economikos
  • Patent number: 10357475
    Abstract: Compounds which directly inhibit IRE-1? activity in vitro, prodrugs, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. Such compounds and prodrugs are useful for treating diseases associated with the unfolded protein response or with regulated IRE1-dependent decay (RIDD) and can be used as single agents or in combination therapies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Fosun Orinove PharmaTech, Inc.
    Inventors: Qingping Zeng, Andras Toro, John Bruce Patterson, Warren Stanfield Wade, Zoltan Zubovics, Yun Yang, Zhipeng Wu
  • Patent number: 10357718
    Abstract: Embodiments presented herein include systems and methods for performing dynamic difficulty adjustment using processes that may not be detectable or are more difficult to detect by users compared to static and/or existing difficulty adjustment processes. Historical user information may be utilized by a machine learning system to generate a prediction model that predicts an expected duration of game play. Before or during game play, the prediction model can be applied to information about the user to predict the user's expected duration of game play. Based on the expected duration, in some embodiments, the system may then utilize a mapping data repository to determine how to dynamically adjust the difficulty of the game, such as, for example, changing the values of one or more gameplay parameters to make portions of the game less difficult.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventors: Navid Aghdaie, John Kolen, Mohamed Marwan Mattar, Mohsen Sardari, Su Xue, Kazi Atif-Uz Zaman, Meng Wu
  • Publication number: 20190218035
    Abstract: Platform assembly for use with sorting articles comprises platforms connected to each other to form at least one level surface for transit thereabout by a plurality of vehicles. Each platform defines a first orientation in which the platform is in a retracted position and a second orientation in which the platform is in an extended position with a horizontal disposition. Each platform includes a first panel comprising a plurality of markers thereon, the markers forming a grid on the first panel for transit thereabout by the plurality of vehicles. Each marker includes a magnetic signature for determining an orientation of the marker. A container is positioned about at least one of the plurality of markers. In operation, the vehicle is directed by a control system to deposit an article carried thereon into a container associated with a marker based on the location and orientation of the marker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Michael C. Futch, James M. Serstad, Ryan Fehrenbacher, Milan Patel, Ray Wells, Steven Wu, Richard C. Kaminska, III, James Edouard, Denny McKnight, John C. Spain
  • Publication number: 20190212040
    Abstract: A compressor includes an inlet and the inlet includes a flange and an impeller eye. The flange is connected to a suction line that transfers a refrigerant into the compressor via the impeller eye. The refrigerant flows into the compressor with an amount of swirl and a pressure loss. The suction line includes a geometry that includes a constantly decreasing cross-sectional area in a direction towards the compressor. The geometry of the suction line is configured to reduce the amount of swirl and the pressure loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Florin V. Iancu, Justin P. Kauffman, Jeb W. Schreiber, Chenggang Wu, Steven Wang, John Trevino, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190213387
    Abstract: The present invention provides a computer implemented method, a system, and a computer program product for verifying a writing of a user. In an exemplary embodiment, the present invention includes in response to receiving a writing on a pressure sensing touchpad logically coupled a computer system, recording a position and a pressure of one or more points of the writing via a pressure sensing touchscreen, executing a set of logical operations normalizing the writing, comparing the normalized writing to one or more stored writing parameters, executing a set of logical operations determining the normalized writing is within a tolerance of writing parameter deviation limits, thereby verifying the writing, and in response to determining the writing is within the tolerance of writing parameter deviation limits, storing, by the computer system, a value indicating that the writing is valid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Nicholas G. Danyluk, Eli M. Dow, Kavita Sehgal, Diane M. Stamboni, Sneha M. Varghese, John S. Werner, Sarah Wu
  • Publication number: 20190213386
    Abstract: The present invention provides a computer implemented method, a system, and a computer program product for verifying a writing of a user. In an exemplary embodiment, the present invention includes in response to receiving a writing on a pressure sensing touchpad logically coupled a computer system, recording a position and a pressure of one or more points of the writing via a pressure sensing touchscreen, executing a set of logical operations normalizing the writing, comparing the normalized writing to one or more stored writing parameters, executing a set of logical operations determining the normalized writing is within a tolerance of writing parameter deviation limits, thereby verifying the writing, and in response to determining the writing is within the tolerance of writing parameter deviation limits, storing, by the computer system, a value indicating that the writing is valid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Nicholas G. Danyluk, Eli M. Dow, Kavita Sehgal, Diane M. Stamboni, Sneha M. Varghese, John S. Werner, Sarah Wu
  • Patent number: 10344140
    Abstract: A crystalline Boehmite product and a method of forming said product is provided in which the crystalline Boehmite exhibits an average particle size (d50) that is less than 7,000 nanometers. This method comprises preparing an aqueous slurry by mixing together water, large aluminum oxide precursors, a highly dispersible Boehmite grade, and optionally, an organic dispersing agent; adjusting the pH of the slurry; heating the slurry for a predetermined duration of time; collecting the slurry to form a wet cake; and drying the wet cake to obtain the crystalline Boehmite product. The crystalline Boehmite product may be mixed with a plastic resin to form a flame retardant plastic mixture, which can be subjected to a conventional plastic processing method to form a flame retardant composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Pacific Industrial Development Corporation
    Inventors: David Shepard, Nicholas Goodman, Jeffery Lachapelle, John Novak, Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 10347909
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to the manufacture of a precursor co-precipitate material for a cathode active material composition. During manufacture of the precursor co-precipitate material, an aqueous solution containing at least one of a manganese sulfate and a cobalt sulfate is formed. Next, a NH4OH solution is added to the aqueous solution to form a particulate solution comprising irregular secondary particles of the precursor co-precipitate material. A constant pH in the range of 10-12 is also maintained in the particulate solution by adding a basic solution to the particulate solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hongli Dai, Christopher S. Johnson, Huiming Wu, John David Carter
  • Publication number: 20190205821
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a computer-implemented method of monitoring items in a storage area. The method includes generating, using a sensor system, sensed weight data that represents weights of a plurality of stored items. The method further includes generating, using the sensor system, sensed surface area data that represents surface areas of the plurality of stored items. Based at least in part on the sensed weight data and the sensed surface area data, a classifier is used to create, train, and update a stored item model. Based at least in part on new sensed weight data and new sensed surface area data, the classifier and the stored item model are used to generate a stored item classification output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: John S. Werner, Kavita Sehgal, Diane M. Stamboni, Sneha M. Varghese, Sarah Wu, Nicholas G. Danyluk
  • Publication number: 20190202832
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compounds which are beta-lactamase inhibitors. The compounds and their pharmaceutically acceptable salts are useful in combination with beta-lactam antibiotics, for the treatment of bacterial infections, including infections caused by drug resistant organisms, including multi-drug resistant organisms. The present invention includes compounds according to Formula (I): or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein the values of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6 are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicants: Entasis Therapeutics Limited, Entasis Therapeutics Limited
    Inventors: Gregory S. Basarab, Janelle Comita-Prevoir, Thomas Francois Durand-Reville, Lise Gauthier, Bill Moss, John O'Donnell, Jan Romero, Ruben Tommasi, Jeroen Cunera Verheijen, Frank Wu, Xiaoyun Wu, Jing Zhang
  • Patent number: 10335094
    Abstract: Methods, devices, apparatuses and systems are disclosed for performing mammography, such as utilizing tomosynthesis in combination with breast biopsy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: HOLOGIC, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth DeFreitas, John LaViola, Loren Thomas Niklason, Tao Wu, Joseph L. Mark, Michael E. Miller, Jay A. Stein, Andrew P. Smith
  • Patent number: 10328398
    Abstract: A dispenser for mixing and dispensing a liquid chemical concentrate with a dilutent from a container. The dispenser includes two slideable eductors one of which is also rotatable. Both a high and low flow rate can be obtained with simultaneous adjustment of concentration of the chemical concentrate. The dispenser has a high degree of accuracy of the amount of dilution of the chemical concentrate as well as positive positioning of the high and low flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis H. Hubmann, Robert C. Halstead, Matthew E. Young, Elizabeth A. Slater, Richard I. Simpson, Reuben Wu, John A. Boticki
  • Publication number: 20190188552
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a cognitive system to interact with a user are provide. Aspects include receiving a cognitive system profile and observational data associated with the user. Environmental data associated with the user is received and features are extracted from the observations data and the environmental data. The features are stored in the user profile and analyzed to determine a situational context for each of the features based on the cognitive system profile and the user profile. Trigger events are identified based on the situational context for each of the features. One or more proposed actions are determined based at least in part on the one or more trigger events. At least one action is initiated from the one or more proposed actions and are stored in the user profile along with the one or more trigger events and the one or more features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: John J. Andersen, Rob High, Leah Lawrence, Jennifer Sukis, Wilson Wu
  • Publication number: 20190180352
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods, systems and computer program products for locating items in a store from a personal shopping list. Aspects include receiving, by a processor of a mobile device, a personal shopping list and obtaining images of items on the personal shopping list. Aspects also include receiving, by the processor of the mobile device, images of one or more shelves in the store and analyzing the images of one or more shelves in the store to identify items on the personal shopping list. Based on a determination that an identified item on the personal shopping list has been located in one of the images of the one or more shelves, aspects include generating a notification that the identified item has been located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: NICHOLAS G. DANYLUK, KAVITA SEHGAL, DIANE M. STAMBONI, SNEHA M. VARGHESE, JOHN S. WERNER, SARAH WU
  • Patent number: D853177
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: John W. McConnell, Wenkai Wu