Patents by Inventor Lihua Zhao

Lihua Zhao 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: 20190160532
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for making metal-connected particle articles. A metal containing fluid is selectively applied to a layer of particles. The metal in the fluid is used to form metal connections between particles. The metal connections are formed at temperatures below the sintering temperature of the particles in the layer of particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kristopher J. Erickson, Krzysztof Nauka, Thomas Anthony, Lihua Zhao, Howard S. Tom
  • Publication number: 20190160533
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for making metal-connected particle articles. A metal containing fluid is selectively applied to a layer of particles. The metal in the fluid is used to form metal connections between particles. The metal connections are formed at temperatures below the sintering temperature of the particles in the layer of particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kristopher J. Erickson, Krzysztof Nauka, Thomas Anthony, Lihua Zhao, Howard S. Tom
  • Publication number: 20190160534
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for making metal-connected particle articles. A metal containing fluid is selectively applied to a layer of particles. The metal in the fluid is used to form metal connections between particles, The metal connections are formed at temperatures below the sintering temperature of the particles in the layer of particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kristopher J. Erickson, Krzysztof Nauka, Thomas Anthony, Lihua Zhao, Howard S. Tom
  • Publication number: 20190152156
    Abstract: In an example, a processing apparatus includes an interface to receive data representing a three-dimensional object. The data includes an object description comprising object property data. The processing apparatus comprises a mapping module to map the object description to an object generation description which includes at least one print material instruction associated with a predetermined combination of print materials from a set of print materials. The mapping module includes a plurality of mapping resources and each mapping resource associates combinations of print materials from the set of print materials with values of at least one object property. At least one object property of one mapping resource is different to at least one object property of another mapping resource. The processing apparatus also includes a selection module to select, for at least part of the object, one of the plurality of mapping resources to carry out mapping of the object description.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Peter MOROVIC, Jan MOROVIC, Ingeborg TASTL, Melanie M. GOTTWALS, Andrew E. FITZHUGH, Gary J. DISPOTO, Lihua ZHAO
  • Publication number: 20190147585
    Abstract: According to an example, an apparatus may include an image capture device, a controller, and a computer readable storage medium. The computer readable storage medium may include instructions that may cause the controller to receive, from the image capture device, an image of a testing agent deposited in a testing pattern onto a layer of build materials, in which the layer of build materials is to form a section of a three-dimensional printed part. The instructions may also cause the controller to determine a condition of the deposited testing pattern in the received image, wherein the determined condition is to be used to determine a quality level of the layer of build materials based upon the determined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Aja Hartman, Lihua Zhao
  • Publication number: 20190143605
    Abstract: A 3D object is additively formed via arranging non-conductive material relative to a receiving surface. During additive formation of the 3D object, a conductive channel is formed as part of the 3D object. In some instances, non-destructive fracture sensing is performed via measurement of an electrical parameter of the conductive channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Wei Huang, Lihua Zhao, Gary J. Dispoto
  • Publication number: 20190134898
    Abstract: In an example method for forming three-dimensional (3D) printed electronic parts, a build material is applied. An electronic agent is selectively applied in a plurality of passes on a portion of the build material. A fusing agent is also selectively applied on the portion of the build material. The build material is exposed to radiation in a plurality of heating events. During at least one of the plurality of heating events, the portion of the build material in contact with the fusing agent fuses to form a region of a layer. The region of the layer exhibits an electronic property. An order of the plurality of passes, the selective application of the fusing agent, and the plurality of heating events is controlled to control a mechanical property of the layer and the electronic property of the region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Yan Zhao, Kristopher J. Erickson, Aja Hartman, Lihua Zhao, Sterling Chaffins, Kevin P. DeKam
  • Patent number: 10263187
    Abstract: An example provides a method for forming an apparatus including a substrate imprinted with a pattern for forming isolated device regions. A method may include imprinting an unpatterned area of a substrate with a pattern to form a patterned substrate having a plurality of recessed regions at a first level and a plurality of elevated regions at a second level, and depositing a first layer of conductive material over the patterned substrate with a plurality of breaks to form a plurality of bottom electrodes. The method may include depositing a layer of an active stack, with a second layer of conductive material, over the plurality of bottom electrodes to form a plurality of devices on the plurality of recessed regions isolated from each other by the plurality of elevated regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: James A. Brug, Lihua Zhao, Carl P. Taussig
  • Publication number: 20190092799
    Abstract: An example of a fusing agent includes a metal bis(dithiolene) complex, a thiol surfactant, a polar aprotic solvent, and a balance of water. In an example of a method of making the fusing agent, the metal bis(dithiolene) complex is exposed to an aqueous solution including a reducing agent and a thiol surfactant to form a reduced metal bis(dithiolene) complex and to dissolve the reduced metal bis(dithiolene) complex in the aqueous solution. The aqueous solution is incorporated into a vehicle including a water soluble organic solvent and an additive selected from the group consisting of an emulsifier, a surface tension reduction agent, a wetting agent, a scale inhibitor, an anti-deceleration agent, a chelating agent, an antimicrobial agent, and a combination thereof. The fusing agent may be utilized in a three-dimensional printing method and/or incorporated into a three-dimensional printing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul OLUBUMMO, Lihua ZHAO, Aja HARTMAN, Howard S. TOM, Kristopher J. ERICKSON
  • Publication number: 20190077080
    Abstract: In an example of a three-dimensional (3D) printing method, a polymeric or polymeric composite build material is applied. A fusing agent is selectively applied on at least a portion of the polymeric or polymeric composite build material. The fusing agent includes a discolorable near-infrared absorbing dye, a thiol surfactant, a reducing agent, and a balance of water. Near-infrared radiation is applied to the polymeric or polymeric composite build material at a condition that maintains a temperature of the selectively applied fusing agent below a decomposition temperature of the fusing agent and that allows the discolorable near-infrared absorbing dye to harvest near-infrared radiation energy, in order to fuse the portion of the polymeric or polymeric composite build material in contact with the fusing agent to form a layer and to initiate discoloration of the discolorable near-infrared absorbing dye in the layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Yan ZHAO, Lihua ZHAO, Paul OLUBUMMO, Aja HARTMAN, Howard S. TOM
  • Publication number: 20190070785
    Abstract: In some examples, a request to print a first three-dimensional (3D) part is received. In response to determining that the first 3D part is not similar to any 3D part referred to by an information base, a representation of the first 3D part is extracted, an indication to conduct an operation to produce a design rule for the first 3D part is sent. In response to determining that the first 3D part is similar to a matching 3D part referred to by the information base, a design rule for the matching 3D part is retrieved to print the first 3D part, where the design rule for the matching 3D part specifies a dependency of a property of the matching 3D part on an aspect associated with printing the matching 3D part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Sunil KOTHARI, Jun ZENG, Kristopher LI, Goffril OBEGI, Lihua ZHAO, Gary J. DISPOTO, Viseth SEAN, Tod HEILES
  • Publication number: 20190054699
    Abstract: Examples include an apparatus for generating a three-dimensional object. The apparatus comprises at least one energy source, at least one build layer temperature sensor, and a controller. The controller is to control the at least one energy source to pre-fuse a portion of a build layer in a build area when a build layer temperature is less than a first temperature threshold. The controller is further to, after pre-fusing the portion of the build layer, control the at least one energy source to fuse the portion of the build layer in the build area when the build layer temperature is less than a second threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packer Development Company ,L.P.
    Inventors: Yan ZHAO, Aja HARTMAN, Lihua ZHAO
  • Publication number: 20190054702
    Abstract: In one example, an additive manufacturing process includes: making an object slice by slice, including dispensing a first quantity of each of multiple liquid functional agents on to a layer of fusable build material and then irradiating the layer of build material; while making the object, identifying a deviant region in a slice; and dispensing a second quantity different from the first quantity of at least one of the functional agents into a location corresponding to the deviant region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Aja HARTMAN, Lihua ZHAO
  • Publication number: 20190056717
    Abstract: In some examples, a distribution of values of a property of a given layer to be printed as part of three-dimensional (3D) printing is predicted, wherein the predicting is based on a distribution of values of the property in a previous layer that has been printed as part of the 3D printing. 3D printing of an object is controlled based on the predicted distribution of values of the property of the given layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Sunil KOTHARI, Kristopher LI, Viseth SEAN, Jun ZENG, Lihua ZHAO, Goffril OBEGI, Gary J. DISPOTO, Tod HEILES
  • Publication number: 20190048219
    Abstract: An example of a fusing agent includes a tetraphenyldiamine-based dye, alkyldiphenyloxide disulfonate, 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone, and a balance of water. The fusing agent excludes a strong reducing species. The fusing agent may be incorporated into a three-dimensional printing method or a three-dimensional printing system. In an example of the three-dimensional printing method, a polymeric or polymeric composite build material is applied. The fusing agent is selectively applied on at least a portion of the polymeric or polymeric composite build material. The polymeric or polymeric composite build material is exposed to electromagnetic radiation to fuse the portion of the polymeric or polymeric composite build material in contact with the fusing agent to form a layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul OLUBUMMO, Lihua ZHAO, Kristopher J. ERICKSON, Howard S. TOM, Aja HARTMAN
  • Publication number: 20190047215
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to a particulate build material for three-dimensional printing. The particulate build material can include a plurality of particulates, wherein individual particulates include a particulate core having a photosensitive coating applied to a surface of the particulate core. The particulate core includes a metal, a ceramic, or both a metal and a ceramic. The photosensitive coating includes a polymer having a photosensitive agent suspended or attached therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ning Ge, James Elmer Abbott, Jr., Steven J Simske, Paul J Benning, Lihua Zhao
  • Publication number: 20190030801
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn material sets, coalescent fluids, and 3-dimensional printing systems. An example material set can include an amorphous polymer powder having an average particle size from 1 micron to 300 microns, and a coalescent fluid including a viscosity reducing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kristopher J. Erickson, Howard S Tom, Lihua Zhao, Ali Emamjomeh
  • Publication number: 20190030800
    Abstract: In an example of a three-dimensional (3D) printing method, a crystalline or semi-crystalline build material is applied. A temperature of the crystalline or semi-crystalline build material is maintained within 100° C. below a melting point of the crystalline or semi-crystalline build material. A melt flow property reduction agent is applied to at least a portion of the crystalline or semi-crystalline build material, and the at least the portion of the crystalline or semi-crystalline build material in contact with the melt flow property reduction agent melts or coalesces at the temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Stephen G. Rudisill, Alexey S Kabalnov, Kristopher J. Erickson, Howard S Tom, Lihua Zhao
  • Publication number: 20190030788
    Abstract: In an example of a three-dimensional (3D) printing method, a polymeric build material is applied. A fusing agent is selectively applied on at least a portion of the polymeric build material. A mechanical tailoring agent is selectively applied on at least a region of the portion. The polymeric build material is exposed to radiation, thereby fusing the at least the portion of the polymeric build material in contact with the fusing agent to form a layer. The mechanical tailoring agent forms a composite layer in the at least the region, and the composite layer has a different mechanical property than that of an area of the layer not in contact with the mechanical tailoring agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kristopher J. Erickson, Lihua Zhao, Howard S. Tom, Aja Hartman, Yan Zhao, Andrew E. Fitzhugh
  • Publication number: 20190030798
    Abstract: According to an example, a three-dimensional (3D) printer may include a first delivery device to selectively deposit first liquid droplets onto a layer of build materials, in which the first liquid has a fusing radiation absorption property. The 3D printer may also include a fusing radiation generator to selectively emit fusing radiation at multiple ranges of wavelengths and at selected locations to selectively fuse the build materials and a controller to tune a range of wavelengths at which the fusing radiation generator is to emit fusing radiation based upon the fusing radiation absorbing property of the deposited first liquid, to determine the selected locations at which the fusing radiation at the tuned range of wavelengths is to be emitted, and to control the fusing radiation generator to selectively emit fusing radiation at the tuned range of wavelengths and onto the selected locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ning Ge, Paul J. Benning, Lihua Zhao, Steven J. Simske