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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 20190164522
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with a display mounted in a housing. Color ambient light sensors may make measurements of ambient light intensity and color through windows in an inactive border region of the display or other portions of the device. The electronic device may process the ambient light measurements based on ambient light information from the ambient light sensors and based on information from additional sensors such as an image sensor, a force sensor, a capacitive touch sensor, a proximity sensor, an orientation sensor, and other devices. Control circuitry in the electronic device may produce reliable ambient light measurements by combining readings from multiple reliable sources and by discarding readings from ambient light sensors that are blocked by a user's fingers or other external objects. Display color cast and intensity may be adjusted based on ambient light information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Nicolas P. Bonnier, Cheng Chen, Jiaying Wu, Wei Chen, Paul V. Johnson, John Z. Zhong
  • 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: 10306729
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with a display having a backlight with light sources of different colors. The electronic device may include a color ambient light sensor that measures the color of ambient light and control circuitry that adjusts the color of light emitted from the backlight based on the color of ambient light. The light sources may include at least first and second light-emitting diodes that emit light having different color temperatures. The control circuitry may adjust the intensity of light emitted from the first light-emitting diode relative to the intensity of light emitted from the second light-emitting diode to produce a backlight color that more closely matches the color of ambient light. The first and second light-emitting diodes may include an ultraviolet light-emitting diode die and a blue light-emitting diode die that are mounted in a common semiconductor package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng Chen, Jiaying Wu, Lu Zhang, David A. Doyle, Christopher E. Glazowski, Adria Fores Herranz, Chenhua You, Wei Chen, Jun Qi, John Z. Zhong
  • Patent number: 10303167
    Abstract: An automated drone security system for surveilling a location includes one or more drones with onboard sensors and an imaging device for measuring surveillance data. The surveillance data may include images, telemetry data, infrared data, or other detectable information of the location. Drones may be capable of executing one or multiple flight operations as well as storing and transmitting the surveillance data to a server assembly operable for coordinating the drone and receiving the surveillance data. A drone dock may be included for drone launching, landing, and/or storing the drones. A user computing device may be in communication with the server assembly and the drone(s), the user computing device being capable of receiving user input and displaying surveillance data from the drone. Flight operations associated with surveilling the location may be automatically and/or manually controlled by the user computing device and/or or the server assembly in connection with the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Nightingale Intelligent Systems
    Inventors: Ian Chen, Hugo Boyer, John Ming-Jey Hsu, Frank Berthold Alfons Gaugel, Davor Bauk, Arnd Schöter, Cyril Damm, Jack Wu
  • Patent number: 10294229
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula (I) or salts thereof, wherein HET is a heteroaryl selected from pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridinyl, pyrrolo[2,3 d]pyrimidinyl, pyrazolo[3,4 b]pyridinyl, pyrazolo[3,4 d]pyrimidinyl, imidazolo[4,5 b]pyridinyl, and imidazolo[4,5 d]pyrimidinyl, wherein said heteroaryl is attached to the pyridinyl group in the compound of Formula (I) by a nitrogen ring atom in said heteroaryl and wherein said heteroaryl is substituted with zero to 2 Rb; A is pyrazolyl, imidazolyl, triazolyl, isoxazolyl, oxadiazolyl or dihydroisoxazolyl, each substituted with zero or 1 Ra; and R3, Ra, and Rb are define herein. Also disclosed are methods of using such compounds as modulators of IRAK4, and pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds. These compounds are useful in treating, preventing, or slowing inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, or in the treatment of cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventors: Daniel S. Gardner, Joseph B. Santella, Venkatram Reddy Paidi, Hong Wu, John V. Duncia, Satheesh Kesavan Nair, John Hynes, Xiao Zhu
  • Publication number: 20190148114
    Abstract: Systems and methods for applying frequency and match tuning in a non-overlapping manner are described. For example, a radio frequency (RF) generator is tuned for a time interval and an impedance match is not tuned for the time interval. The impedance match is tuned before or after the RF generator is tuned. Such a non-overlap in the tuning of the RF generator and the impedance match facilitates a reduction in reflected power during a pulse without the tuning of the RF generator interfering with the tuning of the impedance match.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Ying Wu, Alex Paterson, John Drewery, Arthur Sato
  • Patent number: 10290225
    Abstract: A method includes arranging a first indicator device on a first portion of a user. The first indicator device corresponds to a first direction. The method includes analyzing environmental input from an input device to determine whether content associated with the first direction has been received. The method further includes outputting an indication to the user with the first indicator device responsive to determining that content associated with the first direction has been received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas George Danyluk, Kavita Sehgal, Diane Marie Stamboni, Sneha Mary Varghese, John S. Werner, Sarah Wu
  • Patent number: 10287354
    Abstract: Compositions and methods relating to regulatable chimeric antigen receptors (RCARs), where the intracellular signaling or proliferation of the RCAR can be controlled to optimize the use of an RCAR-expressing cell to provide an immune response, are provided. For example, a RCAR can comprise a dimerization switch that, upon the presence of a dimerization molecule, can couple an intracellular signaling domain to an extracellular recognition element, e.g., an antigen binding domain, an inhibitory counter ligand binding domain, or costimulatory ECD domain. An RCAR can be engineered to include an appropriate antigen binding domain that is specific to a desired antigen target and used in the treatment of a disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: Novartis AG, The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Jennifer Brogdon, Boris Engels, David Jonathan Glass, Brian Granda, John Hastewell, Andreas Loew, Joan Mannick, Michael Milone, Leon Murphy, William Raj Sellers, Huijuan Song, Brian Edward Vash, Jan Weiler, Qilong Wu, Li Zhou
  • Publication number: 20190134575
    Abstract: A dispenser for mixing and dispensing a liquid chemical concentrate with a diluent from a container. The dispenser includes two slidable 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: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Curtis H. Hubmann, Robert C. Halstead, Matthew E. Young, Elizabeth A. Slater, Richard I. Simpson, Reuben Wu, John A. Boticki
  • Publication number: 20190139512
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a display having an array of display pixels and having display control circuitry that controls the operation of the display. The display control circuitry may operate the display in different modes. In a paper mode, display control circuitry may use stored spectral reflectance data to adjust display colors such that the colors appear as they would on a printed sheet of paper. In a low light mode when the ambient light level is below a threshold, the light emitted from the display may be adjusted to mimic the appearance of an incandescent light source. In a bright light mode when the ambient light level exceeds a threshold, the light emitted from the display may be adjusted to maximize readability in bright light. The target white point of the display may be adjusted based on which mode the display is operating in.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Cheng Chen, Jiaying Wu, Will Riedel, Wei Chen, John Z. Zhong
  • Publication number: 20190102439
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for dynamically generating content. A request for content about a first entity is received from a client device. In response to receiving the request, an identity of a second entity of the client device is determined. Based on the identity, attributes of the second entity are identified. It is determined whether the attributes satisfy targeting criteria of a campaign that was initiated by the first entity. In response to determining that the attributes satisfy the targeting criteria, a first number of entities that (i) share one or more attributes in common with the second entity and (ii) satisfy the targeting criteria is determined. Also, a second number of entities that share the one or more attributes in common with the second entity is determined. A ratio is calculated based on the two numbers. First content that specifies the ratio is sent to the client device for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Francis, Jeremy Lwanga, Chenhui Zhai, Jeffrey Wong, Xuan Lu, Wenjun Wu, Bijal Parikh, Sarah Yu, John Wu
  • Patent number: 10225138
    Abstract: In one example, in a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) network comprising one or more configuration computing systems, a method includes receiving one or more augmented DHCP configuration messages. The method also includes determining that each of the one or more augmented DHCP configuration messages includes a message tag indicating that the respective augmented DHCP configuration message contains parameter information that includes a client identifier associated with a respective one of the one or more network devices. The method further includes determining, based on the parameter information included in each of the one or more augmented DHCP configuration messages, configuration data that is usable to configure the one or more network devices. The method also includes configuring, based on the configuration data, the one or more network devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Architecture Technology Corporation
    Inventors: John Wu, Nathan Bahr, Ranga Ramanujan, Brett Thompson, Steven M. Schneider, Corey Webster
  • Publication number: 20180272337
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a detection apparatus, comprising a base layer, wherein the base layer comprises a groove for containing a testing element and a sample chamber for collecting a fluid sample. The detection apparatus can achieve fast, efficient and accurate detection of analytes in liquid samples, make operators to perform testing conveniently and freely, without causing incorrect results. In some preferred modes, the sample chamber comprises a liquid channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: John WU, Yangyu ZHU, Lorraine C. COGAN, Liang HONG, Shujiang WU
  • Patent number: 9967796
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for performing efficient vertical handoffs in a wireless user device are provided. The user device can comprise a mobile phone, computer table, handheld computer, or other computer system capable of connecting to more than one mobile wireless network that use different wireless communication protocols. Various efficient scanning methods are disclosed that are efficient in terms of battery usage, thermal performance, processing power, throughput performance, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Novatel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Slim Souissi, John Wu, Brad Kim
  • Publication number: 20180092015
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for performing efficient vertical handoffs in a wireless user device are provided. The user device can comprise a mobile phone, computer table, handheld computer, or other computer system capable of connecting to more than one mobile wireless network that use different wireless communication protocols. Various efficient scanning methods are disclosed that are efficient in terms of battery usage, thermal performance, processing power, throughput performance, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Slim Souissi, John Wu, Brad Kim
  • Publication number: 20170330163
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the location or zip code of purchasers in a card present electronic transaction may be reviewed and compared to the reported location or zip code of a merchant. If the difference or variance from the customer zip code or location to the customer location or zip code is over a threshold, the merchant is indicating as requiring additional attention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Alexei FOMITCHEV, Aleksander EPELMAN, Nelli KAYTON, Suresh PULIKARA, Mahesh JOSHI, John WU, Xiaoxu LU
  • 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