Patents by Inventor Kevin Liu

Kevin Liu 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: 20240194605
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure includes a first level comprising a metal layer within a first dielectric layer formed on a substrate, a second level formed on the first level, the second level comprising an interconnect within a second dielectric layer and a barrier layer formed around the interconnect, and a metal capping layer disposed at an interface between the metal layer and the interconnect, wherein the metal capping layer comprises tungsten (W) and has a thickness of between 20 ? and 40 ?.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2023
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Inventors: Mohammad Mahdi TAVAKOLI, Avgerinos V. GELATOS, Jiajie CEN, Kevin KASHEFI, Joung Joo LEE, Zhihui LIU, Yang ZHOU, Zhiyuan WU, Meng-Shan WU
  • Patent number: 12005463
    Abstract: A material applicator for controlling application of at least one material on a substrate includes a housing and an array plate with an applicator array positioned within the housing. The applicator array has a plurality of micro-applicators and each of the plurality of micro-applicators has an ultrasonic transducer, a material inlet, a reservoir, and a micro-applicator plate with a plurality of apertures. The applicator plate is in mechanical communication with the ultrasonic transducer such that at least one material is ejected through the plurality of apertures as atomized droplets when the ultrasonic transducer vibrates the micro-applicator plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Kevin Ellwood, Mark Nichols, Wanjiao Liu, Christopher Seubert
  • Publication number: 20240185905
    Abstract: A memory device comprises an input interface configured to receive an erase request indicating a memory portion to be erased and control circuitry configured to trigger erasing information stored by memory cells of at least a part of the indicated memory portion of the memory device by writing a predefined pattern into the memory cells during an automatic refresh cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Inventors: Shuo LIU, Yao Zu DONG, Qing HUANG, Kevin Yufu LI, Yipeng YAO, Jie YU
  • Publication number: 20240173891
    Abstract: A method of plugging channels of a honeycomb body and a honeycomb body including plugged channels. The method includes applying a shear force to a plugging mixture including a plurality of inorganic particles, clay, and a liquid vehicle to alter the viscosity of the plugging mixture from a first viscosity prior to the vibrating to a second viscosity which is less than the first viscosity. A honeycomb body is placed into contact with the plugging mixture such that a portion of the plugging mixture having the second viscosity flows into the plurality of channels. Application of the shear force is stopped or reduced to increase the viscosity of the portion of the plugging mixture in the plurality of channels to greater than the first viscosity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2024
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Inventors: Keith Norman Bubb, Theresa Chang, Joseph Henry Citriniti, Kevin Eugene Elliott, Xinyuan Liu, Robert John Locker, Prashanth Abraham Vanniamparambil, Kevin Lee Wasson, Shu Yuan
  • Publication number: 20240170676
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a binder composition comprising (a) at least one fluoropolymer comprising the residue of vinylidene fluoride; (b) one or more (meth)acrylic polymers; and (c) an organic medium comprising a trialkyl phosphate solvent. Also disclosed are slurry compositions, electrodes, and electrical storage devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Wenqing Liu, Kevin Thomas Sylvester, Fanghui Wu, Scott William Sisco, Pengfei Zhan
  • Publication number: 20240162682
    Abstract: An external cavity tunable laser includes a gain median module to generate a broadband optical spectrum covering a predetermined wavelength range; a collimate lens turning a diverging beam into a collimated beam; a pair of etalons to tune frequency; an actuator to adjust an external cavity optical pathlength; a bandpass filter to block one or more frequencies outside the predetermined wavelength range; a beam splitter to split a percentage of the beam to a photodetector; a reflection mirror for feedback to gain median waveguide; an isolator for preventing reflecting light back to the external cavity; and a hermetically sealed housing less than 0.15 cubic centimeters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Zhigang Zhou, Kevin Boyd, Guang-Hua Duan, Min Huang, Zhenming Xie, Rihao Li, Qiang Liu, Huixian Wen, Jianguo Wang
  • Publication number: 20240157389
    Abstract: An atomizer for applying a coating includes a nozzle plate, an actuator, and an acoustic focusing device. The nozzle plate defines at least one aperture. The actuator is configured to oscillate to form pressure waves within a fluid to eject the fluid from the nozzle plate. The acoustic focusing device focuses the pressure waves toward the apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2024
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Wanjiao Liu, Kevin Richard John Ellwood, Mark Edward Nichols, Christopher Michael Seubert
  • Publication number: 20240158413
    Abstract: Disclosed in the present invention are a series of fused polycyclic substituted 5-carboxylic acid thienopyrimidine dione compounds and the use thereof. Specifically disclosed are a compound represented by formula (H) and a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: SOTER BIOPHARMA PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Kevin X. Chen, Boyu Hu, Kai Zhou, Zhaoguo Chen, Bin Liu, Guoping Hu, Jian Li, Shuhui Chen
  • Patent number: 11982684
    Abstract: Systems, methods and programs are provided for automated science experiments which use a model with learnt model parameters to define points for physical-characteristic measurements once the model is trained. The systems, methods and programs use active learning which enables describing a relationship between local features of sample-surface structure shown in image patches and determined representations of physical-characteristic measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Maxim A. Ziatdinov, Kevin Roccapriore, Yongtao Liu, Kyle P. Kelley, Rama K. Vasudevan, Jacob D. Hinkle, Sergei V. Kalinin
  • Publication number: 20240140987
    Abstract: Single cell protein (SCP) is produced by applying a voltage to a microbial electrolysis cell (MEC) under anaerobic conditions for a period of time, whereby SCP is produced. The MEC includes a cathode comprising a hydrogen evolution reaction material, an anode comprising a biofilm on a carbon support, an electrolyte comprising carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus, and a Methanococcus or Acetobacterium species in the electrolyte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2023
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: Oregon State University
    Inventors: Hong Liu, Luguang Wang, Kevin Linowski
  • Publication number: 20240132909
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: JENNIFER KARA BARRY, JAMES J ENGLISH, KEVIN A. FENGLER, ZHENGLIN HOU, LU LIU, ERIC SCHEPERS, JEFFREY SOPA, INGRID UDRANSZKY
  • Publication number: 20240128436
    Abstract: A negative electrode composition includes a silicon containing material and a crosslinked polymer containing coating surrounding at least a portion of the silicon containing material. The crosslinked polymer containing coating comprises a (co)polymer derived from polymerization of one or more vinylic monomers comprising a carboxyl or carboxylate group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Tianyu Wu, Mark J. Pellerite, Kevin W. Eberman, Xiaohua Ma, Li Liu
  • Publication number: 20240124442
    Abstract: Described herein are novel PRMT5 inhibitors of Formula I and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, as well as the pharmaceutical compositions thereof. Compounds of the present invention are useful for inhibiting PRMT5 activity and may have use in treating proliferative, metabolic and blood disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2022
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Albert AMEGADZIE, Diane Jennifer BEYLKIN, Shon BOOKER, Matthew Paul BOURBEAU, John R. BUTLER, Kevin Lloyd GREENMAN, Todd J. KOHN, Kexue LI, Qingyian LIU, Ana Elena MINATTI, Primali Vasundera NAVARATNE, Liping H. PETTUS, Rene RAHIMOFF, Hui-Ling WANG, Nicholas Anthony WEIRES
  • Patent number: 11959143
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods for miRNA profiling for the diagnosis, prognosis, and management of melanoma and differentiation of melanoma from nevi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Quest Diagnostics Investments LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Qu, Anthony Sferruzza, Ke Zhang, Yan Liu, Renius Owen
  • Patent number: 11957342
    Abstract: A surgical instrument is disclosed herein. The surgical instrument can include an end effector that includes jaws configured to transition between an opened condition and a closed condition, a plurality of electrodes positioned within the jaws of the end effector, a control circuit, and a memory configured to store an algorithm configured to cause the control circuit to determine an impedance signal based on signals received from the plurality of electrodes, detect a media positioned between the jaws of the end effector based on the determined impedance signal, determine a position of the detected media based on the received signals, and generate an alert associated with the detected media and the determined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Zhijun Liu, Christopher J. Waid, Patrick L. Creamer, Morgan R. Hunter, Nathan P. K. Nguyen, Kevin D. Felder, James M. McKale, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Simon L. Calcutt, Elisa J. Barber, Matthew K. Sadler, Richard D. Lintern, James Richardson, Rita Stella, Mikhail E. Bashtanov
  • Patent number: 11953427
    Abstract: Frequency registration deviations occurring during a scan of a frequency or wavelength range by a spectroscopic analysis system can be corrected using passive and/or active approaches. A passive approach can include determining and applying mathematical conversions to a recorded field spectrum. An active approach can include modifying one or more operating parameters of the spectroscopic analysis system to reduce frequency registration deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Optical Analysis, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred Feitisch, Xiang Liu, Kevin Ludlum, Mathias Schrempel
  • Publication number: 20240110284
    Abstract: A method of processing a substrate is disclosed which includes depositing a layer in a processing chamber on a field region, a sidewall region, and a fill region of a feature of the substrate, wherein a hardness of a portion of the layer deposited on the sidewall region is lower than a hardness of a portion of the layer deposited on the field region, and lower than a hardness of a portion of the layer deposited on the fill region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Lulu XIONG, Kevin Hsiao, Chris LIU, Chieh-Wen LO, Sean M. SEUTTER, Deenesh PADHI, Prayudi LIANTO, Peng SUO, Guan Huei SEE, Zongbin WANG, Shengwei ZENG, Balamurugan RAMASAMY
  • Patent number: 11949175
    Abstract: Designs and techniques for manufacturing microelectronic antenna tuners are provided. An example microelectronic antenna system includes a radio frequency integrated circuit comprising a plurality of radio frequency signal ports disposed in a first area, a plurality of tuning devices disposed in a second area of the radio frequency integrated circuit, at least one antenna element disposed on a substrate coupled to the radio frequency integrated circuit, and at least one feedline disposed in the substrate and configured to communicatively couple the at least one antenna element, at least one of the plurality of tuning devices, and one of the plurality of radio frequency signal ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Chuan Wang, Li Liu, Bhushan Shanti Asuri, Kevin Hsi-Huai Wang, Gurkanwal Singh Sahota
  • Patent number: 11945401
    Abstract: A systems for detecting level sensor malfunction or tampering based on reductant consumption and determining when to initiate a quality check of reductant used in an aftertreatment system are disclosed. The system comprises a memory storing instructions and a processor executing the instructions to perform a process including: receiving dosing data associated with an amount of DEF supplied to the aftertreatment system; receiving tank level data from a level sensor in a DEF tank; comparing the dosing data with the tank level data; and based on the comparison: initiating, by the one or more processors, a quality check; and/or determining, by the one or more processors, a possible error requiring further diagnostics; and causing to present, by the one or more processors, an indication that the quality check is being initiated and/or that a possible error requires further diagnostics on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Venkataraghavan, Baoyong Liu, Urvish Joshi, Kevin Lloyd Dea
  • Publication number: 20240099772
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance guided laser ablation treatment system, including: an optical fiber cooling assembly (400), accommodating and cooling an ablation optical fiber (5); a laser ablation apparatus (200), including a laser generator and a cooling device; a stereotactic driving system (300), accommodating and controlling the position and angle of rotation of the ablation optical fiber (5); and a workstation (100), configured to control the movement of a stereotactic driving system, and generate and display ablation information of the target region during the workflow of the magnetic resonance guided laser ablation treatment system by using the magnetic resonance temperature imaging technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2021
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Meng Han, Wenbo LIU, Kevin AI XIN JUE LUO, Zhao WU