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: 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: 20190180081
    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: February 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Nicholas G. Danyluk, Eli M. Dow, Kavita Sehgal, Diane M. Stamboni, Sneha M. Varghese, John S. Werner, Sarah Wu
  • Publication number: 20190179128
    Abstract: Embodiments related to systems and methods for instant structured microscopy where total internal reflection fluorescence techniques are used to improve optical sectioning and signal-to-noise ratio of structured illumination microscopy are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Hari Shroff, Justin Taraska, John Giannini, Yicong Wu, Abhishek Kumar, Min Guo
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190170326
    Abstract: Optics for asymmetrically redirecting light from one or more light engines include a dome optic, and first and second reflecting surfaces. The dome optic refracts light emitted by the light engines. The first reflecting surface redirects at least a portion of the light that is initially emitted toward a backward horizontal direction, toward the forward horizontal direction. The first reflecting surface extends substantially vertically and along a transverse horizontal direction, proximate to and behind the dome optic, and has a height greater than or equal to a height of the dome optic. The second reflecting surface reflects downwardly at least a portion of the refracted light that is initially emitted in the forward horizontal direction. The second reflecting surface is proximate to the dome optic and forward of the dome optic, and forms an angle of 45 degrees or more with respect to vertical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Jie Chen, Yinan Wu, John Bryan Harvey, Craig Eugene Marquardt, Charles H. Fails
  • Publication number: 20190168471
    Abstract: Silicone-containing light fixture optics. A method for manufacturing an optical component may include mixing two precursors of silicone, opening a first gate of an optic forming device, moving the silicone mixture from the extrusion machine into the optic forming device, cooling the silicone mixture as it enters the optic forming device, filling a mold within the optic forming device with the silicone mixture, closing the first gate, and heating the silicone mixture in the mold to at least partially cure the silicone. Alternatively, a method for manufacturing an optical component may include depositing a layer of heat cured silicone optical material to an optical structure, arranging one or more at least partially cured silicone optics on the layer of heat cured silicone optical material, and heating the heat cured silicone optical material to permanently adhere the one or more at least partially cured silicone optics to the optical structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Craig Eugene Marquardt, Forrest Starnes McCanless, Jie Chen, John Bryan Harvey, Yinan Wu, Daniel Aaron Weiss
  • Patent number: 10308835
    Abstract: The invention is related to a cost-effective method for making a silicone hydrogel contact lens having a crosslinked hydrophilic coating thereon. A method of the invention involves heating a silicone hydrogel contact lens in an aqueous solution in the presence of a water-soluble, highly branched, thermally-crosslinkable hydrophilic polymeric material having positively-charged azetidinium groups, to and at a temperature from about 40° C. to about 140° C. for a period of time sufficient to covalently attach the thermally-crosslinkable hydrophilic polymeric material onto the surface of the silicone hydrogel contact lens through covalent linkages each formed between one azetidinium group and one of the reactive functional groups on and/or near the surface of the silicone hydrogel contact lens, thereby forming a crosslinked hydrophilic coating on the silicone hydrogel contact lens. Such method can be advantageously implemented directly in a sealed lens package during autoclave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Yongxing Qiu, Newton T. Samuel, John Dallas Pruitt, Chandana Kolluru, Arturo Norberto Medina, Lynn Cook Winterton, Daqing Wu, Xinming Qian, Jared Nelson
  • Publication number: 20190164406
    Abstract: A computer monitors a plurality of social media communications. The computer identifies a first social media communication of the plurality of social media communications. The computer evaluates the first social media communication for a first communication emergency level. The computer identifies a first location associated with the first social media communication. The computer groups the first social media communication into a location group based, at least in part, on the identified first location. The computer evaluates a location group emergency level, based, at least in part, on the first communication emergency level of the first social media communication. The computer determines the location group emergency level exceeds a threshold value. The computer issues an emergency warning alert in response to determining that the location group emergency level exceeds the threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: John S. Werner, Diane M. Stamboni, Eli M. Dow, Nicholas G. Danyluk, Sarah Wu, Kavita Sehgal, Sneha M. Varghese
  • Patent number: D850618
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Perimetrics, LLC
    Inventors: John Michael Elam, Lance Gordon Hussey, Shushuo Wu, Jungwoo Choi
  • Patent number: D853177
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: John W. McConnell, Wenkai Wu