Patents by Inventor Jun Hou

Jun Hou 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: 20210126310
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present application relate to a battery module and a battery pack. The battery module includes a plurality of battery cells, two insulating members and a binding strip. The insulating member includes a first face and a second face, the first face is located on a side face of the battery module, the second face is located on a bottom face of the battery module, and the two insulating members are respectively disposed on two sides of the battery module in a horizontal direction. The binding strip surrounds the plurality of battery cells and the insulating members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Ziyuan LI, Yuepan HOU, Xingdi CHEN, Yu TANG, Jun MA, Kaijie YOU
  • Publication number: 20210097278
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for recognizing stacked objects, an electronic device, and a storage medium. The method for recognizing stacked objects includes: obtaining a to-be-recognized image, wherein the to-be-recognized image includes a sequence formed by stacking at least one object along a stacking direction; performing feature extraction on the to-be-recognized image to obtain a feature map of the to-be-recognized image; and recognizing a category of the at least one object in the sequence according to the feature map. The embodiments of the present disclosure may implement accurate recognition of the category of stacked objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Yuan LIU, Jun HOU, Xiaocong CAI, Shuai YI
  • Publication number: 20210073578
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for recognizing a sequence in an image, an electronic device, and a storage medium. The method includes: performing feature extraction on a to-be-processed image to obtain a first feature map of the to-be-processed image, where the to-be-processed image includes a sequence formed by stacking at least one object along a stacking direction; determining a region feature of each segmented region in the to-be-processed image based on the first feature map, where all segmented regions are obtained by dividing the to-be-processed image into k regions along the stacking direction, k is a set number of objects stacked along the stacking direction, and k is an integer greater than 1; and determining a category of each object in the sequence based on the region feature of each segmented region. Embodiments of the present disclosure may implement recognition of stacked objects in a sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Wenyang HU, Xiaocong CAI, Jun HOU, Shuai YI
  • Publication number: 20210041333
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for mass production for a tissue or cell microarray, which is characterized in comprising: using a molding device to mold tissue particles, cultivated cells or collected exfoliated cells (such as exfoliated cells from pleural effusion and ascites), forming the tissue particles from blended fresh tissue, tissue fixed by formalin or another solvent (such as alcohol and so on) or a tissue block embedded in paraffin (blended by a tissue blender), implanting the molded tissue or cells cores in a receptor wax or adhering the molded tissue or cells cores onto a metal plate, and then slicing to obtain a tissue or cell microarray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Yingyong HOU, Chen XU, Dongxian JIANG, Qi SONG, Haixing WANG, Yalan LIU, Jie HUANG, Lingli CHEN, Rongkui LUO, Qin HU, Yuan JI, Shaohua LU, Jun HOU, Lijuan LUAN, Jieakesu SU
  • Publication number: 20210019562
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing method and device, an electronic apparatus and a storage medium, the method comprising: performing, by a feature extraction network, feature extraction on an image to be processed to obtain a first feature map of the image to be processed; performing, by an M-level encoding network, scale-down and multi-scale fusion processing on the first feature map to obtain a plurality of feature maps which are encoded, each of the plurality of feature maps having a different scale; and performing, by an N-level decoding network, scale-up and multi-scale fusion processing on the plurality of feature maps which are encoded to obtain a prediction result of the image to be processed. Embodiments of the present disclosure are capable of improving the quality and robustness of the prediction result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Kunlin YANG, Kun YAN, Jun HOU, Xiaocong CAI, Shual YI
  • Publication number: 20210019560
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing method and device, an electronic apparatus and a storage medium. The method comprises: performing feature extraction on an image to be processed to obtain a first feature map of the image to be processed; splitting the first feature map into a plurality of first sub-feature maps according to dimension information of the first feature map and a preset splitting rule, wherein the dimension information of the first feature map comprises dimensions of the first feature map and size of each dimension; performing normalization on the plurality of first sub-feature maps respectively to obtain a plurality of second sub-feature maps; and splicing the plurality of second sub-feature maps to obtain a second feature map of the image to be processed. Embodiments of the present disclosure can reduce the statistical errors during normalization of a complete feature map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Kunlin Yang, Jun Hou, Xiaocong Cai, Shuai Yi
  • Publication number: 20200371273
    Abstract: Optically transparent fiber glass cover substrates for electronic displays. The cover substrates include an optically transparent fiberglass composite layer including a fiberglass layer embedded in a matrix material and an optically transparent hard-coat layer bonded to a top surface of the optically transparent fiberglass composite layer. A bottom surface of the optically transparent fiberglass composite layer may define a bottommost exterior surface of a cover substrate. The bottommost exterior surface of a cover substrate may be disposed over a display surface of an electronic display to protect the display surface from damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: JUN HOU, KUAN-TING KUO, KEVIN ROBERT MCCARTHY, ROBERT LEE SMITH
  • Publication number: 20200299471
    Abstract: Described herein are articles and methods of making articles, including a transparent composite film having a fiber filler embedded in a polymer network. The polymer network of the transparent composite film is a cured, cross-linked matrix including a first and second structure segment. The structure segments may contribute or impart improved properties in the transparent composite film. The select structure segments can provide increased modulus and reduced glass transition temperature thereby allowing for a desirable balance of flexibility and rigidity in the transparent composite film. The improved transparent composite film is suitable for many applications including use in display devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Jun Hou, Kevin Robert McCarthy
  • Publication number: 20200298723
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for controlling a maximum current threshold of a battery system within a vehicle are presented. The systems may include a battery module, one or more vehicle systems, a battery management system having a battery monitoring unit that monitors a current parameter, and a battery control system that receives the current parameter from the battery monitoring unit. The battery control system may be configured to identify a current event for the battery module, determine a duration of the current event, compare the duration of the current event to a plurality of time thresholds, determine the current parameter based on the duration of the current event, determine a maximum current parameter based on the duration of the current event and the current parameter, and control the one or more vehicle systems such that a current of the one or more batteries does not exceed the maximum current parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Jun Hou, Min Tian, Chen-Yen Yu, Minghao Dai
  • Publication number: 20200278399
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to the modification of State of Charge (SoC) calculations within electric vehicles (EVs). A database of data points may be generated based on characteristics of a battery cell at various measured SoCs within a controlled environment. Subsequently, during the operation of an EV, a battery management system (BMS) within the EV may collect various operating data points. The collected operating data points may be utilized to reference similar data points stored in the database in order to determine an SoC value. The SoC value may be utilized to modify or alter the SoC calculations by the BMS for an EV in operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Wenke Zhang, Saeed Khaleghi Rahimian, Jun Hou, Brennan Campbell, Ying Liu
  • Publication number: 20200241352
    Abstract: Embodiments of anti-glare substrates and articles including the same are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the anti-glares substrate includes a textured surface with a plurality of features having an average cross-sectional dimension of about 30 micrometers or less. The substrate or article exhibits a transmission haze of 10% or less, a PPDr of about 7% or less or 6% or less, and a DOI of about 80 or less. Method for forming the anti-glare substrates are also disclosed and include etching a surface of a substrate with an etchant having low water solubility to provide an etched surface, and removing a portion of the etched surface. The method includes generating a plurality of insoluble crystals (e.g., any one or more of K2SiF6 and K3AlF6) on the surface while etching the surface. The etchant may include a potassium salt, an organic solvent and a fluoride containing acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Brandon Allen Bazemore, Yuhui Jin, Jun Hou
  • Publication number: 20200190277
    Abstract: Described herein are articles and methods of making articles, including a transparent composite film having a fiber filler embedded in a polymer network and further including a hard coating. The polymer network of the film is a cured, cross-linked matrix. The hard coating is a cross-linked aromatic urethane acrylate oligomer and a photoinitiator and provides a flexible protective layer that maintains good hardness, puncture-resistance and scratch-resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Jun Hou, Kevin Robert McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10656454
    Abstract: Embodiments of anti-glare substrates and articles including the same are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the anti-glares substrate includes a textured surface with a plurality of features having an average cross-sectional dimension of about 30 micrometers or less. The substrate or article exhibits a transmission haze of 10% or less, a PPDr of about 7% or less or 6% or less, and a DOI of about 80 or less. Method for forming the anti-glare substrates are also disclosed and include etching a surface of a substrate with an etchant having low water solubility to provide an etched surface, and removing a portion of the etched surface. The method includes generating a plurality of insoluble crystals (e.g., any one or more of K2SiF6 and K3AlF6) on the surface while etching the surface. The etchant may include a potassium salt, an organic solvent and a fluoride containing acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Brandon Allen Bazemore, Yuhui Jin, Jun Hou
  • Patent number: 10641836
    Abstract: Various arrangements for determining the state of health (SOH) of a battery of an electric vehicle are presented. A first OCV of the battery of the electric vehicle may be determined. Coulomb counting on the battery of the electric vehicle may be performed to determine an accumulated capacity value following the first OCV being determined. A second OCV of the battery of the electric vehicle may be determined after performing the coulomb counting. A change in OCV value may be calculated using the determined first OCV and the determined second OCV. A slope value may be determined by dividing the accumulated capacity value by the change in OCV value. The SOH of the battery may then be determined using the slope value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: Jun Hou, Min Tian, Chen-Yen Yu, Junzhe Shi, Saeed Khaleghi Rahimian, Ying Liu
  • Patent number: 10545270
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a nano metal grating is provided. In the method, a patterned metal oxide film is formed on a surface of the metal layer through the formation of metal oxides in an oxygen ashing process, and the nano metal grating is manufactured by using the patterned metal oxide film as a mask. Thus, a drawback that the metal layer cannot be etched after the metal layer is oxidized is solved, and the metal oxide film is not only used as a mask to manufacture the nano metal grating, but the metal oxide film is also used as a protective layer of the nano metal grating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Hou, Macai Lu
  • Patent number: 10511050
    Abstract: Battery health is determined by estimating a battery anode capacity, battery cathode capacity, and cyclable lithium capacity. Determining electrode and lithium capacity may include determining anode and cathode open cell voltages (OCV) at the beginning of battery life, and estimating the full cell OCV from the individual (half-cell) OCV values. Once the beginning of battery life information is known, the state of charge (SOC) for a battery is measured during battery life. The SOC measurements may be captured at a plurality of different levels. The cathode capacity, anode capacity, and cycle mobile lithium capacity are then determined from the beginning of life OCV data and plurality of SOC data. The capacities can be used to detect degradation, and a battery management system can take steps to reduce further degradation based on the capacity values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: SF Motors, Inc.
    Inventors: Saeed Khaleghi Rahimian, Sangwoo Han, Junzhe Shi, Wenke Zhang, Ying Liu, Jun Hou, Chen-Yen Yu, Yifan Tang
  • Patent number: 10429695
    Abstract: The present invention provides an alignment method of an FFS liquid crystal display panel. The method includes adding a light-sensitive small-molecule compound in a rubbing alignment material, carrying out rubbing alignment after formation of an alignment film, and afterwards, conducting boxing of the FFS liquid crystal display panel, and then applying an electrical voltage to cause liquid crystal molecules to rotate to a position substantially parallel to a substrate, and carrying out UV irradiation to cause polymerization of the light-sensitive small-molecule compound to form polymer bumps so as to keep the liquid crystal molecules in parallel to the substrate. The liquid crystal molecules, after the alignment, show a pre-tilt angle having a zero angle value and can, under the condition of providing a strong anchoring force of the alignment film, reduce the pre-tilt angle of the liquid crystal molecules and improve quality of displaying of the FFS liquid crystal display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jun Hou
  • Patent number: D874005
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Jun Hou, Duncan Lovel Trevor-Wilson, Aurelie Boudier
  • Patent number: D881135
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Jun Hou, Ryan Walter Rindy
  • Patent number: D886067
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Jun Hou, Ryan Walter Rindy