Patents by Inventor Lei Gu

Lei Gu 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: 9882889
    Abstract: Techniques for user authentication are disclosed. In one embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a method including during registration of a user, receiving a first captured image of a physical key having a blade; identifying from the captured image a plurality of features associated with the blade of the physical key; associating the identified plurality of features with the user as key feature data; in response to a subsequent access request by the user requiring authorization of the user, prompting the user to present the physical key; receiving a second captured image in response to prompting the user; analyzing the second image to determine if the key feature data is represented in the second image; and in response to determining that the key feature data is represented in the second image, authorizing the user's access request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Lei Gu, Ilya Sokolov, Matt Boucher
  • Patent number: 9850123
    Abstract: Stress relief structures and methods that can be applied to MEMS sensors requiring a hermetic seal and that can be simply manufactured are disclosed. The system includes a sensor having a first surface and a second surface, the second surface being disposed away from the first surface, the second surface also being disposed away from a package surface and located between the first surface and the package surface, a number of support members, each support member extending from the second surface to the package surface, the support members being disposed on and operatively connected to only a portion of the second surface. The support member are configured to reduce stress produced by package-sensor interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: MKS Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Lei Gu, Stephen F. Bart
  • Patent number: 9794744
    Abstract: A system and method for efficiently establishing secure mobile device communication for location-aware applications. A beacon device broadcasts encrypted packets. Each of the packets includes an indication of a respective time of broadcast. A mobile computing device, such as a smartphone, receives a packet that is broadcast from the beacon device. The mobile computing device determines the packet corresponds to a particular location-aware application and sends the packet to a server. The server determines an expected latency for the received packet based at least in part on crowdsourcing, which includes latencies of other packets sent from the same location. If the server determines the latency of the received packet is not within an expected range, the server considers the packet to be invalid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Lei Gu, Ilya Sokolov
  • Patent number: 9788160
    Abstract: Dynamic location tracking may be performed by a mobile app executing on a mobile computing device. A first geo-fence of a predefined size is set on a mobile operating system of a mobile computing device to notify a mobile app when the first geo-fence is crossed by the mobile computing device. The notification occurs even when the mobile app is suspended or not running. Notification is received from the mobile operating system that the mobile computing device has crossed the first geo-fence. A location of the mobile computing device is received. A second geo-fence is set on a mobile operating system of the mobile computing device based on the location of the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Lei Gu, Abhilash Raipally, Dinesh Ramaswamy Ganesh, Andrew Davis Emerson, Anand Elumalai
  • Publication number: 20170270293
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for generating tripwire files may include (1) generating an initial tripwire file according to an initial tripwire generation calculation, the initial tripwire file configured such that modification of the initial tripwire file triggers investigation of a security breach, (2) generating a subsequent tripwire file according to a subsequent tripwire generation calculation, the subsequent tripwire generation calculation differing from the initial tripwire generation calculation along at least one dimension, (3) receiving automated feedback that indicates whether at least one of the initial tripwire file and the subsequent tripwire file failed to enable detection of a security threat, and (4) adjusting automatic generation of a third tripwire file based on the automated feedback indicating whether at least one of the initial tripwire file and the subsequent tripwire file failed to detect the security threat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Lei Gu, IIya Sokolov, Matt Boucher
  • Patent number: 9749299
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for image-based encryption of cloud data may include (1) identifying a user account for a cloud data store, wherein the cloud data store stores at least one secret to be secured by encryption on behalf of the user account, (2) receiving an image file to be used at least in part to generate a cryptographic element to be used for encrypting the secret, the cryptographic element capable of being re-created when the image file is provided again at a later time, (3) using at least one cryptographic function, generating the cryptographic element based at least in part on the image file, and (4) securing the secret by encrypting the secret using the cryptographic element. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Ilya Sokolov, Lei Gu, Matt Boucher
  • Publication number: 20170223031
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for modifying file backups in response to detecting potential ransomware may include (1) detecting, during a file backup process, an anomaly that is potentially indicative of ransomware on a computing device, (2) in response to detecting the anomaly that is potentially indicative of ransomware, storing a backup copy in a separate location from other backup copies, (3) confirming that the anomaly is indicative of ransomware on the computing device, (4) adjusting a backup policy in response to confirming that the anomaly is indicative of ransomware on the computing device, and (5) managing the backup copy based on the adjusted backup policy. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Lei Gu, IIya Sokolov
  • Publication number: 20170191887
    Abstract: An apparatus (100, 200, 300) and a method for measuring residual torsions of an elongated structure (202) such as a steel cord use a pivot head (102). The pivot head (102) comprises a wheel (104) adapted to guide an elongated structure (202). The wheel (104) is mounted in the pivot head (102) to transmit torques exercised by the elongated structure (202) on the wheel (104) to the pivot head (102). The pivot head (102) is mounted along a pivotal axis (110). This pivotal axis (110) lies in a plane of the wheel (104) and comprises the centre of the wheel (104). Sensor means (116, 206) measure the torque on the pivot head (102). The pivotal movement of the pivot head (102) around the pivotal axis (110) is limited to an angle range of ±5°, preferably ±3° in order to reach an improved accuracy of the torque measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: NV Bekaert SA
    Inventors: Tiehong YANG, Zhigao YU, Liu ZHOU, Lei GU, Wei SHEN, Bart VANLANDEGHEM, Tom GOMMERS, Erwin VEREECKEN, Ghislain DOORNAERT
  • Publication number: 20170140156
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for protecting backed-up data from ransomware attacks may include (1) determining that a backup system periodically backs up at least one file stored at a computing device to a remote storage system by storing a copy of the file at the remote storage system, (2) identifying one or more characteristics of the file backed up by the backup system, (3) storing a tripwire file with the one or more characteristics at the computing device, (4) determining that the file stored at the computing device has likely been encrypted by ransomware executing on the computing device by detecting that the tripwire file has been modified, (5) performing an action that prevents the backup system from replacing the copy of the file at the remote storage system with a copy of the encrypted file. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Lei Gu, Matt Boucher
  • Publication number: 20170074742
    Abstract: A pressure sensor may measure gas or liquid pressure. A chamber may have an inlet that receives the gas or liquid. A flexible diaphragm may be within the chamber that has a surface exposed to the gas or liquid after it flows through the inlet. A pressure sensor system may sense changes in the flexible diaphragm caused by changes in the pressure of the gas or liquid. A pressure-insensitive sensor system may sense changes in the flexible diaphragm that are not caused by changes in the pressure of the gas or liquid. The pressure-insensitive sensor system may be insensitive to changes in the flexible diaphragm caused by changes in the pressure of the gas or liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Lei Gu, Paul Lucas, Stephen F. Bart, Phillip W. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20170071941
    Abstract: The invention provides the identification of the presence of mutant ROS protein in human cancer. In some embodiments, the mutant ROS are FIG-ROS fusion proteins comprising part of the FIG protein fused to the kinase domain of the ROS kinase. In some embodiments, the mutant ROS is the overexpression of wild-type ROS in cancerous tissues (or tissues suspected of being cancerous) where, in normal tissue of that same tissue type, ROS is not expressed or is expressed at lower levels. The mutant ROS proteins of the invention are anticipated to drive the proliferation and survival of a subgroup of human cancers, particularly in cancers of the liver (including bile duct), pancreas, kidney, and testes. The invention therefore provides, in part, isolated polynucleotides and vectors encoding the disclosed mutant ROS polypeptides (e.g., a FIG-ROS(S) fusion polypeptide), probes for detecting it, isolated mutant polypeptides, recombinant polypeptides, and reagents for detecting the fusion and truncated polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: Cell Signaling Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ting-Lei Gu, Meghan Ann Tucker, Herbert Haack, Katherine Eleanor Crosby, Victoria McGuinness Rimkunas
  • Publication number: 20170036906
    Abstract: Stress relief structures and methods that can be applied to MEMS sensors requiring a hermetic seal and that can be simply manufactured are disclosed. The system includes a sensor having a first surface and a second surface, the second surface being disposed away from the first surface, the second surface also being disposed away from a package surface and located between the first surface and the package surface, a number of support members, each support member extending from the second surface to the package surface, the support members being disposed on and operatively connected to only a portion of the second surface. The support member are configured to reduce stress produced by package-sensor interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: MKS Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Lei Gu, Stephen F. Bart
  • Patent number: 9562820
    Abstract: A pressure sensor may measure gas or liquid pressure. A chamber may have an inlet that receives the gas or liquid. A flexible diaphragm may be within the chamber that has a surface exposed to the gas or liquid after it flows through the inlet. A pressure sensor system may sense changes in the flexible diaphragm caused by changes in the pressure of the gas or liquid. A pressure-insensitive sensor system may sense changes in the flexible diaphragm that are not caused by changes in the pressure of the gas or liquid. The pressure-insensitive sensor system may be insensitive to changes in the flexible diaphragm caused by changes in the pressure of the gas or liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: MKS Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Lei Gu, Paul D. Lucas, Stephen F. Bart, Philip W. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9539254
    Abstract: The invention provides the identification of the presence of mutant ROS protein in human cancer. In some embodiments, the mutant ROS are FIG-ROS fusion proteins comprising part of the FIG protein fused to the kinase domain of the ROS kinase. In some embodiments, the mutant ROS is the overexpression of wild-type ROS in cancerous tissues (or tissues suspected of being cancerous) where, in normal tissue of that same tissue type, ROS is not expressed or is expressed at lower levels. The mutant ROS proteins of the invention are anticipated to drive the proliferation and survival of a subgroup of human cancers, particularly in cancers of the liver (including bile duct), pancreas, kidney, and testes. The invention therefore provides, in part, isolated polynucleotides and vectors encoding the disclosed mutant ROS polypeptides (e.g., a FIG-ROS(S) fusion polypeptide), probes for detecting it, isolated mutant polypeptides, recombinant polypeptides, and reagents for detecting the fusion and truncated polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: CELL SIGNALING TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Ting-Lei Gu, Meghan Ann Tucker, Herbert Haack, Katherine Eleanor Crosby, Victoria McGuinness Rimkunas
  • Patent number: 9523130
    Abstract: Novel gene deletions and translocations involving chromosome 2 resulting in fusion proteins combining part of Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK) kinase with part of a secondary protein have been identified herein in human solid tumors, e.g. non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). Secondary proteins include Echinoderm Microtubule-Associated Protein-Like 4 (EML-4) and TRK-Fusion Gene (TFG). The EML4-ALK fusion protein, which retains ALK tyrosine kinase activity, was confirmed to drive the proliferation and survival of NSCLC characterized by this mutation. The invention therefore provides, in part, isolated polynucleotides and vectors encoding the disclosed mutant ALK kinase polypeptides, probes for detecting it, isolated mutant polypeptides, recombinant polypeptides, and reagents for detecting the fusion and truncated polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: CELL SIGNALING TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Klarisa Rikova, Herbert Haack, Laura Sullivan, Ailan Guo, Anthony Possemato, Joan MacNeill, Ting-Lei Gu, Jian Yu
  • Patent number: 9499393
    Abstract: Stress relief structures and methods that can be applied to MEMS sensors requiring a hermetic seal and that can be simply manufactured are disclosed. The system includes a sensor having a first surface and a second surface, the second surface being disposed away from the first surface, the second surface also being disposed away from a package surface and located between the first surface and the package surface, a number of support members, each support member extending from the second surface to the package surface, the support members being disposed on and operatively connected to only a portion of the second surface. The support member are configured to reduce stress produced by package-sensor interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: MKS Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Lei Gu, Stephen F. Bart
  • Publication number: 20160333425
    Abstract: Novel gene deletions and translocations involving chromosome 2 resulting in fusion proteins combining part of Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK) kinase with part of a secondary protein have been identified herein in human solid tumors, e.g. non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). Secondary proteins include Echinoderm Microtubule-Associated Protein-Like 4 (EML-4) and TRK-Fusion Gene (TFG). The EML4-ALK fusion protein, which retains ALK tyrosine kinase activity, was confirmed to drive the proliferation and survival of NSCLC characterized by this mutation. The invention therefore provides, in part, isolated polynucleotides and vectors encoding the disclosed mutant ALK kinase polypeptides, probes for detecting it, isolated mutant polypeptides, recombinant polypeptides, and reagents for detecting the fusion and truncated polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: Cell Signaling Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Klarisa Rikova, Herbert Haack, Laura Sullivan, Ailan Guo, Anthony Possemato, Joan MacNeill, Ting-Lei Gu, Jian Yu
  • Publication number: 20160229688
    Abstract: Stress relief structures and methods that can be applied to MEMS sensors requiring a hermetic seal and that can be simply manufactured are disclosed. The system includes a sensor having a first surface and a second surface, the second surface being disposed away from the first surface, the second surface also being disposed away from a package surface and located between the first surface and the package surface, a number of support members, each support member extending from the second surface to the package surface, the support members being disposed on and operatively connected to only a portion of the second surface. The support member are configured to reduce stress produced by package-sensor interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: MKS INSTRUMENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Lei Gu, Stephen F. Bart
  • Publication number: 20160215353
    Abstract: In accordance with the invention, a novel gene translocation, (5q32, 6q22), in human non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) that results in a fusion proteins combining part of CD74 with Proto-oncogene Tyrosine Protein Kinase ROS Precursor (ROS) kinase has now been identified. The CD74-ROS fusion protein is anticipated to drive the proliferation and survival of a subgroup of NSCLC tumors. The invention therefore provides, in part, isolated polynucleotides and vectors encoding the disclosed mutant ROS kinase polypeptides, probes for detecting it, isolated mutant polypeptides, recombinant polypeptides, and reagents for detecting the fusion and truncated polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: Cell Signaling Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ting-Lei Gu, Ailan Guo
  • Publication number: 20160186268
    Abstract: Novel gene deletions and translocations involving chromosome 2 resulting in fusion proteins combining part of Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK) kinase with part of a secondary protein have been identified herein in human solid tumors, e.g. non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). Secondary proteins include Echinoderm Microtubule-Associated Protein-Like 4 (EML-4) and TRK-Fusion Gene (TFG). The EML4-ALK fusion protein, which retains ALK tyrosine kinase activity, was confirmed to drive the proliferation and survival of NSCLC characterized by this mutation. The invention therefore provides, in part, isolated polynucleotides and vectors encoding the disclosed mutant ALK kinase polypeptides, probes for detecting it, isolated mutant polypeptides, recombinant polypeptides, and reagents for detecting the fusion and truncated polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: CELL SIGNALING TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Klarisa Rikova, Herbert Haack, Laura Sullivan, Ailan Guo, Anthony Possemato, Joan MacNeill, Ting-Lei Gu, Jian Yu