Patents by Inventor Lawrence Yuan

Lawrence Yuan 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).

  • Patent number: 10423689
    Abstract: Methods and systems of providing a guided navigation experience are described. According to various embodiments, a first type of use case may be determined for a first use of a website by a user. The first type of use case may be determined amongst a plurality of types of use cases. A first navigation recommendation may be determined based on the determined first type of use case. The first navigation recommendation may comprise a recommendation for the user to navigate to a first content on the website. The first navigation recommendation may be caused to be displayed to the user. In some embodiments, the plurality of types of use cases may comprise at least one of viewing an update of a profile of another user, viewing an event associated with the profile of another user, performing a job search, and participating in or viewing a discussion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Angela Yoonjeong Yang, Xiaowen Zhang, Stephane Dahan, Chanh Nguyen, Lawrence Yuan
  • Patent number: 10399976
    Abstract: Provided are novel compounds of Formula (I): pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, and pharmaceutical compositions thereof, which are useful in the treatment of diseases and disorders mediated by ROR. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions comprising the novel compounds of Formula (I) and methods for their use in treating one or more inflammatory, metabolic, autoimmune and other diseases or disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Vitae Pharmaceuticals, LLC
    Inventors: David A. Claremon, Lawrence Wayne Dillard, Chengguo Dong, Yi Fan, Lanqi Jia, Zhijie Liu, Stephen D. Lotesta, Andrew Marcus, Suresh B. Singh, Colin M. Tice, Jing Yuan, Wei Zhao, Yajun Zheng, Linghang Zhuang
  • Patent number: 10382378
    Abstract: Techniques for live location sharing are described. A first mobile device and a second mobile device can communicate with one another using an IM program. The first mobile device can receive a user input to share a location of the first mobile device in the IM program. Sharing the location can include causing the second mobile device to display a location of the first mobile device in an IM program user interface on the second mobile device. Duration of sharing the location can be user-configurable. The second mobile device may or may not share a location of the second device for display in the IM program executing on the first mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Roberto Garcia, Eugene M. Bistolas, Justin Wood, Lawrence Yuan Yang, Scott Lopatin, Richard R. Dellinger
  • Patent number: 10371694
    Abstract: Activated clotting time (ACT) tests detect blood clotting time based on the viscosity changes of a test sample, using a ferromagnetic washer lifted to the top of a test chamber and then dropped from the top via gravity; a drop time greater than a preset threshold value indicates clotting of the test sample. Blood samples which have high levels of heparin usually produce very weak clots that may easily be destroyed by the lifting movement of the washer. But if the clot threshold is set low to detect the weak clots, false detections occur during early testing cycles when activators are not fully suspended during the mixing cycle. Improved algorithms for lifting the washer and adjusting over time enable accurate detection of weak clots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Cheek, Lawrence Erickson, Trevor Huang, Tessy Kanayinkal, Craig Petersen, Charlene Yuan
  • Patent number: 10367596
    Abstract: A multiple wavelength selective switch has an optics assembly to receive a first input optical signal from a first ingress port and a second input optical signal from a second ingress port. A switch assembly has a single switching mechanism to direct the first input optical signal to the optics assembly as a first output optical signal and the second input optical signal to the optics assembly as a second output optical signal. The switch assembly directs the first output optical signal to a first egress port selected from the first set of egress ports and directs the second output optical signal to a second egress port selected from the second set egress ports. The first egress port and the second egress port have the same wavelength channel. The multiple wavelength selective switch supports an arbitrary number of wavelength channels that can be switched at the same time. Each switch assembly directs signals from a set of ingress ports to a set of egress ports sharing the same wavelength channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: II-VI Delaware, Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver Lu, Helen Chen, Gordon Jiang, Simon He, Lawrence Wang, Tom Li, Jim Yuan, Jack Kelly, Fenghua Li
  • Patent number: 10336717
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a compound represented by the following structural formula or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. Pharmaceutical compositions and method of use of the compounds are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Vitae Pharmaceuticals, LLC
    Inventors: Salvacion Cacatian, David A. Claremon, Lawrence Wayne Dillard, Klaus Fuchs, Niklas Heine, Lanqi Jia, Katerina Leftheris, Brian McKeever, Angel Morales-Ramos, Suresh B. Singh, Shankar Venkatraman, Guosheng Wu, Zhongren Wu, Zhenrong Xu, Jing Yuan, Yajun Zheng
  • Publication number: 20190144459
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to inhibitors of the interaction of menin with MLL and MLL fusion proteins, pharmaceutical compositions containing the same, and their use in the treatment of cancer and other diseases mediated by the menin-MLL interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Salvacion Cacatian, David A. Claremon, Lawrence Wayne Dillard, Chengguo Dong, Yi Fan, Lanqi Jia, Stephen D. Lotesta, Andrew Marcus, Angel Morales-Ramos, Suresh B. Singh, Shankar Venkatraman, Jing Yuan, Yajun Zheng, Linghang Zhuang, Stephan D. Parent, Travis L. Houston
  • Patent number: 10193841
    Abstract: Techniques for onboarding users to various product features are described. According to various embodiments, information identifying a set of candidate onboarding content items associated with an email type of an email to be transmitted to a particular member of an online social network service is accessed. Thereafter, a first subset of the candidate onboarding content items is removed from the set, responsive to determining that the particular member has already been onboarded to products associated with the candidate onboarding content items in the first subset. Further, a second subset of the candidate onboarding content items is removed from the set, responsive to determining that the particular member has previously viewed and not interacted with the candidate onboarding content items in the second subset. A specific onboarding content item is then dynamically selected from the remaining set of candidate onboarding content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Yuan, Vidya Chandrasekaran, Wynn Chen, Stephen Philip Hiller, Benjamin Lai, Bruno Pereira Medeiros, John Reilly
  • Patent number: 10110543
    Abstract: Techniques for onboarding users to online product features are described. According to various embodiments, email content data describing an email type of an email to be transmitted to a particular member is accessed. Information identifying a plurality of candidate onboarding content items associated with the email type is also accessed. Feature data including member onboarding content item interaction data describing the particular member's interactions with various onboarding content items is also accessed. Thereafter, for the particular member and the email type, a relevance score is generated for each of the candidate onboarding content items, based on the email content data and the member onboarding content item interaction data. Each of the relevance scores may indicate a likelihood that the particular member selects the corresponding candidate onboarding content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Utku Irmak, Sean Seol Woong Choi, Lawrence Yuan, Benjamin Lai, Wynn Chen
  • Patent number: 9967226
    Abstract: Techniques for optimizing a delivery time for the delivery of messages are described. According to various embodiments, a system determines, for each of a plurality of time intervals, a likelihood of a particular member of an online social network service performing a particular member user action on a particular message content item during the corresponding time interval. The plurality of time intervals are then ranked, based on the determined likelihoods corresponding to the plurality of time intervals. Thereafter, a particular time interval is identified from among the plurality of time intervals that is associated with a highest ranking. The particular time interval is then classified as an optimum personalized message delivery time for the particular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ravi Kiran Holur Vijay, Benjamin Arai, Mark Hull, Utku Irmak, Pramod Chand Khincha, Samir M. Shah, Ji Yan, Lawrence Yuan
  • Publication number: 20170026331
    Abstract: Techniques for optimizing a delivery time for the delivery of messages are described. According to various embodiments, a system determines, for each of a plurality of time intervals, a likelihood of a particular member of an online social network service performing a particular member user action on a particular message content item during the corresponding time interval. The plurality of time intervals are then ranked, based on the determined likelihoods corresponding to the plurality of time intervals. Thereafter, a particular time interval is identified from among the plurality of time intervals that is associated with a highest ranking. The particular time interval is then classified as an optimum personalized message delivery time for the particular member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Ravi Kiran Holur Vijay, Benjamin Arai, Mark Hull, Utku Irmak, Pramod Chand Khincha, Samir M. Shah, Ji Yan, Lawrence Yuan
  • Publication number: 20160373538
    Abstract: Techniques for inferring a time zone of a user (e.g., a member of an online social network service) are described. According to various embodiments, it is determined that a particular member of an online social networks service is currently located in a particular country. Responsive to determining that a single time zone is associated with the particular country, it is determined that the particular member is currently located in the single time zone. Responsive to determining that multiple time zones are associated with the particular country, an IP address associated with a user login request is accessed, a geographic location associated with the IP address is identified, and a specific one of the multiple time zones that corresponds to the geographic location is identified. It is determined that the particular member is currently located in the specific time zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Ravi Kiran Holur Vijay, Benjamin Arai, Mark Hull, Utku Irmak, Pramod Chand Khincha, Samir M. Shah, Ji Yan, Lawrence Yuan
  • Patent number: 9473446
    Abstract: Techniques for optimizing a delivery time for the delivery of messages are described. According to various embodiments, a system determines, for each of a plurality of time intervals, a likelihood of a particular member of an online social network service performing a particular member user action on a particular message content item during the corresponding time interval. The plurality of time intervals are then ranked, based on the determined likelihoods corresponding to the plurality of time intervals. Thereafter, a particular time interval is identified from among the plurality of time intervals that is associated with a highest ranking. The particular time interval is then classified as an optimum personalized message delivery time for the particular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Ravi Kiran Holur Vijay, Benjamin Arai, Mark Hull, Utku Irmak, Pramod Khincha, Samir M. Shah, Ji Yan, Lawrence Yuan
  • Publication number: 20160255034
    Abstract: Techniques for improved categorization, processing, and display of electronic messages such as email are described. According to various embodiments, it is determined that a recipient corresponding to a member of an online social networking service has received an electronic message from a sender. Member profile data of the sender and the recipient is then accessed. Thereafter, a professional importance score associated with the message is calculated, based on the accessed member profile data of the sender and the recipient. The message is then classified into one of a plurality of professional importance categories, based on the determined professional importance score, and the message is marked in a message inbox user interface associated with the recipient, based on the classification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventor: Lawrence Yuan
  • Patent number: 9432466
    Abstract: Techniques for inferring a time zone of a user (e.g., a member of an online social network service) are described. According to various embodiments, it is determined that a particular member of an online social networks service is currently located in a particular country. Responsive to determining that a single time zone is associated with the particular country, it is determined that the particular member is currently located in the single time zone. Responsive to determining that multiple time zones are associated with the particular country, an IP address associated with a user login request is accessed, a geographic location associated with the IP address is identified, and a specific one of the multiple time zones that corresponds to the geographic location is identified. It is determined that the particular member is currently located in the specific time zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Ravi Kiran Holur Vijay, Benjamin Arai, Mark Hull, Utku Irmak, Pramod Khincha, Samir M. Shah, Ji Yan, Lawrence Yuan
  • Patent number: 9420062
    Abstract: Techniques for optimizing a delivery time for the delivery of messages are described. According to various embodiments, members of an online social network service that are currently located in a particular geographic location (e.g., a particular time zone) are identified. Thereafter, messages (e.g., e-mails) are transmitted to the members at multiple local times (e.g., multiple times of the day). It is then determined that one or more of the messages that were transmitted at a particular local time have received a highest value for a response metric among the messages, the response metric indicating responses by the members to the messages. The particular local time is then classified as an optimum local message delivery time for the particular geographic location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Ravi Kiran Holur Vijay, Benjamin Arai, Mark Hull, Utku Irmak, Pramod Khincha, Samir M. Shah, Ji Yan, Lawrence Yuan
  • Publication number: 20160205054
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and methods are provided for conditionally forwarding electronic messages. Users of an online application or service are provided internal addresses (e.g., electronic mail addresses) within a domain (e.g., an Internet domain) of the application or service. When a message is received that is addressed to a user's internal address, it is queued for conditional forwarding to an external address of the user (e.g., an electronic mail address in a domain other than the domain of the application or service). After a threshold period of time lapses, if the message was not read via the online system (e.g., via web or mobile client software) it is forwarded to the external address. If additional messages were received for the same conversation or thread, they may be forwarded at the same time. Messages may be forwarded in their original form; multiple messages may be forwarded in digest form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Applicant: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaobin Lu, Alexandre J. Lee, Lawrence Yuan
  • Publication number: 20160140248
    Abstract: Methods and systems of providing a guided navigation experience are described. According to various embodiments, a first type of use case may be determined for a first use of a website by a user. The first type of use case may be determined amongst a plurality of types of use cases. A first navigation recommendation may be determined based on the determined first type of use case. The first navigation recommendation may comprise a recommendation for the user to navigate to a first content on the website. The first navigation recommendation may be caused to be displayed to the user. In some embodiments, the plurality of types of use cases may comprise at least one of viewing an update of a profile of another user, viewing an event associated with the profile of another user, performing a job search, and participating in or viewing a discussion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Angela Yoonjeong Yang, Xiaowen Zhang, Stephane Dahan, Chanh Nguyen, Lawrence Yuan
  • Publication number: 20160127297
    Abstract: Techniques for onboarding users to online product features are described. According to various embodiments, email content data describing an email type of an email to be transmitted to a particular member is accessed. Information identifying a plurality of candidate onboarding content items associated with the email type is also accessed. Feature data including member onboarding content item interaction data describing the particular member's interactions with various onboarding content items is also accessed. Thereafter, for the particular member and the email type, a relevance score is generated for each of the candidate onboarding content items, based on the email content data and the member onboarding content item interaction data. Each of the relevance scores may indicate a likelihood that the particular member selects the corresponding candidate onboarding content item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Utku Irmak, Sean Seol Woong Choi, Lawrence Yuan, Benjamin Lai, Wynn Chen
  • Publication number: 20160036750
    Abstract: Techniques for onboarding users to various product features are described. According to various embodiments, information identifying a set of candidate onboarding content items associated with an email type of an email to be transmitted to a particular member of an online social network service is accessed. Thereafter, a first subset of the candidate onboarding content items is removed from the set, responsive to determining that the particular member has already been onboarded to products associated with the candidate onboarding content items in the first subset. Further, a second subset of the candidate onboarding content items is removed from the set, responsive to determining that the particular member has previously viewed and not interacted with the candidate onboard* content items in the second subset. A specific onboarding content item is then dynamically selected from the remaining set of candidate onboarding content items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Lawrence Yuan, Vidya Chandrasekaran, Wynn Chen, Stephen Philip Hiller, Benjamin Lai, Bruno Pereira Medeiros, John Reilly