Patents by Inventor Long Phan

Long Phan 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: 20220212204
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a concentrate enriched in iron mineral content from an ore, which contains an iron mineral and silicate, by reverse flotation, which method comprises the step of (c) adding a compound of formula I wherein R1 is C9-C22 alkyl or alkenyl, which is linear or branched, R2 is H, C1-C4 alkyl, which is linear or branched, R3 is —X—NH2, H or C1-C4 alkyl, which is linear or branched, and X is C2-C4 alkylene, which is linear or branched, or a salt of a protonated compound of formula I and an anion, to a prepared aqueous pulp of the ore and optionally one or more flotation auxiliaries to obtain an aqueous mixture. Furthermore, a method for manufacturing a specific group of compounds of formula I, i.e. compounds of formula 1-X wherein R1 is C9-C15 alkyl, which is linear or branched, R2 is H, R3 is —X—NH2 and X is C2-C4 alkylene, which is linear or branched, is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Alexej Michailovski, Alexander Panchenko, Hannes Ferdinand Zipfel, Martin Ernst, Gabriela Budemberg, Stefanov Nedko Drebov, Sylvia von Krog, Tamara Kuelzer, Long Phan
  • Patent number: 11284974
    Abstract: A system and method for post-processing of polymeric items having a liquid component and a predetermined heat deflection temperature is provided. The system includes a washing station to spray water at elevated temperature and pressure on the items while maintaining the temperature of the item below the heat deflection temperature. Then using a water distillation system to separate the water from the water mixed with the liquid polymer component by evaporating the water using heating coils with surface that is not conducive to adhesion of the liquid polymer component and then condense the water vapor into liquid water. The system may further include a spin station to separate the liquid polymer component by spinning the item. The system may further include one or more processing stations to rinse the item, dry the item, cure the item, remove the item from a tray to which the item may be attached and clean trays after removing the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Srinivas Kaza, Shiva P. Sambu, Kamesh Tata, Michael J. Doung, Long Phan
  • Patent number: 11284973
    Abstract: A system and method for post-processing of polymeric items having a liquid component and a predetermined heat deflection temperature is provided. The system includes a washing station to spray water at elevated temperature and pressure on the items while maintaining the temperature of the item below the heat deflection temperature. Then using a water distillation system to separate the water from the water mixed with the liquid polymer component by evaporating the water using heating coils with surface that is not conducive to adhesion of the liquid polymer component and then condense the water vapor into liquid water. The system may further include a spin station to separate the liquid polymer component by spinning the item. The system may further include one or more processing stations to rinse the item, dry the item, cure the item, remove the item from a tray to which the item may be attached and clean trays after removing the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Srinivas Kaza, Shiva P. Sambu, Kamesh Tata, Michael J. Doung, Long Phan
  • Patent number: 11284972
    Abstract: A system and method for post-processing of polymeric items having a liquid component and a predetermined heat deflection temperature is provided. The system includes a washing station to spray water at elevated temperature and pressure on the items while maintaining the temperature of the item below the heat deflection temperature. Then using a water distillation system to separate the water from the water mixed with the liquid polymer component by evaporating the water using heating coils with surface that is not conducive to adhesion of the liquid polymer component and then condense the water vapor into liquid water. The system may further include a spin station to separate the liquid polymer component by spinning the item. The system may further include one or more processing stations to rinse the item, dry the item, cure the item, remove the item from a tray to which the item may be attached and clean trays after removing the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Srinivas Kaza, Shiva P. Sambu, Kamesh Tata, Michael J. Doung, Long Phan
  • Publication number: 20220047362
    Abstract: A system and method for post-processing of polymeric items having a liquid component and a predetermined heat deflection temperature is provided. The system includes a washing station to spray water at elevated temperature and pressure on the items while maintaining the temperature of the item below the heat deflection temperature. Then using a water distillation system to separate the water from the water mixed with the liquid polymer component by evaporating the water using heating coils with surface that is not conducive to adhesion of the liquid polymer component and then condense the water vapor into liquid water. The system may further include a spin station to separate the liquid polymer component by spinning the item. The system may further include one or more processing stations to rinse the item, dry the item, cure the item, remove the item from a tray to which the item may be attached and clean trays after removing the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Srinivas Kaza, Shiva P. Sambu, Kamesh Tata, Michael J. Doung, Long Phan
  • Publication number: 20220047361
    Abstract: A system and method for post-processing of polymeric items having a liquid component and a predetermined heat deflection temperature is provided. The system includes a washing station to spray water at elevated temperature and pressure on the items while maintaining the temperature of the item below the heat deflection temperature. Then using a water distillation system to separate the water from the water mixed with the liquid polymer component by evaporating the water using heating coils with surface that is not conducive to adhesion of the liquid polymer component and then condense the water vapor into liquid water. The system may further include a spin station to separate the liquid polymer component by spinning the item. The system may further include one or more processing stations to rinse the item, dry the item, cure the item, remove the item from a tray to which the item may be attached and clean trays after removing the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Srinivas Kaza, Shiva P. Sambu, Kamesh Tata, Michael J. Doung, Long Phan
  • Publication number: 20220047363
    Abstract: A system and method for post-processing of polymeric items having a liquid component and a predetermined heat deflection temperature is provided. The system includes a washing station to spray water at elevated temperature and pressure on the items while maintaining the temperature of the item below the heat deflection temperature. Then using a water distillation system to separate the water from the water mixed with the liquid polymer component by evaporating the water using heating coils with surface that is not conducive to adhesion of the liquid polymer component and then condense the water vapor into liquid water. The system may further include a spin station to separate the liquid polymer component by spinning the item. The system may further include one or more processing stations to rinse the item, dry the item, cure the item, remove the item from a tray to which the item may be attached and clean trays after removing the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Srinivas Kaza, Shiva P. Sambu, Kamesh Tata, Michael J. Doung, Long Phan
  • Publication number: 20210347228
    Abstract: A front defroster nozzle includes a connecting portion connected to an air conditioner at a lower side of a central portion in a vehicle width direction of a front windshield, a nozzle lower portion provided at an upper side of the connecting portion, and a nozzle upper portion provided at an upper side of the nozzle lower portion, so as to slope towards a vehicle rear side, the nozzle upper portion having a blower aperture portion that extends in the vehicle width direction and opens at an upper end portion of the nozzle upper portion and at an instrument panel, and, when viewed in a cross-section taken along a vehicle front-rear direction, a blow-out angle formed between the nozzle upper portion and the front windshield is set such that the blow-out angle at both end portions in the vehicle width direction is larger than the blow-out angle at the central portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventor: Vinh Long PHAN
  • Publication number: 20210180871
    Abstract: A fluid coil includes a tube bundle having a series of straight tubing runs and a series of return bends extending between and fluidically connecting ones of the straight tubing runs, an expansion header fluidically connected to at least some of the return bends and a polymeric material disposed in the expansion header. The polymeric material has an initial shape and is compressible to repeatedly expand and contract between a first volume in which water is present in the tube bundle and a second volume in which the water undergoes a phase change. Contraction of the polymeric material absorbs an increase in volume as the water undergoes the phase change to prevent stressing and rupture of the tube bundle and upon an opposite phase change, the polymeric material returns to its initial shape. The polymeric material can be a pressurizable bladder. A system and method to prevent the rupture of a tube bundle in a fluid coil are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Long Phan, Christian Sorensen
  • Patent number: 10807122
    Abstract: Reflectin proteins are proteins derived from cephalopods (certain species of squid) which have unusual optical properties. Disclosed herein are thin films of reflectin proteins which can be tuned to reflect infrared light. Advantageously, the films can be tuned dynamically over short time scales, to reflect at different wavelengths. Disclosed herein are novel infrared-reflective coatings, methods of making such coatings, and infrared-reflective objects such as textiles, building materials, and camouflage materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Alon Gorodetsky, Long Phan, David Ordinario, Emil Karshalev, Michael Shenk, Ward Gale Walkup, IV
  • Patent number: 10779915
    Abstract: A system and method for post-processing of polymeric items having a liquid component and a predetermined heat deflection temperature is provided. The system includes a washing station to spray water at elevated temperature and pressure on the items while maintaining the temperature of the item below the heat deflection temperature. Then using a water distillation system to separate the water from the water mixed with the liquid polymer component by evaporating the water using heating coils with surface that is not conducive to adhesion of the liquid polymer component and then condense the water vapor into liquid water. The system may further include a spin station to separate the liquid polymer component by spinning the item. The system may further include one or more processing stations to rinse the item, dry the item, cure the item, remove the item from a tray to which the item may be attached and clean trays after removing the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Srinivas Kaza, Shiva P. Sambu, Kamesh Tata, Michael J. Doung, Long Phan
  • Patent number: 10589681
    Abstract: An outer mirror for a vehicle according to the technology of the present disclosure includes a mirror stay, a mirror visor, and a mirror for checking behind the vehicle. The mirror stay is provided at a vehicle body side face. The mirror visor is supported by the mirror stay and includes an opening portion at a vehicle rear side. The mirror is provided in the opening portion. In a horizontal section cut through the mirror visor, a distance between a vehicle width direction inner side face of the mirror visor and the vehicle body side face decreases toward the vehicle rear from a front end portion of the mirror visor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Vinh Long Phan, Yuta Ito
  • Patent number: 10557818
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to novel materials and associated methods for conducting protons, such materials comprising cephalopod proton-conducting proteins such as reflectins. The protonic conductivity of such cephalopod proton-conducting proteins may be modulated by the application of an electric field. The invention further encompasses protonic transistors comprising a cephalopod proton-conducting protein channel. The transistors and related devices of the invention are amenable to use in biological systems for the sensing or manipulation of protonic flows within the biological system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Alon Gorodetsky, Long Phan, Ward Walkup, David Ordinario
  • Patent number: 10268785
    Abstract: A CPU uses a simulation in which a vehicle model is made to run to calculate the amplitude of pressure variations generated on the surface of the vehicle model for each location on the vehicle model surface, and to calculate a mean surface flow velocity, which is a time average at a predetermined time of the flow rate of a fluid on the vehicle model surface, for each position on the surface of the vehicle model. The CPU also calculates an acoustic intensity for the respective locations on the vehicle model surface based on the calculated amplitude of the pressure variations and on the calculated mean surface flow velocity, and, by performing surface integration on the calculated acoustic intensities on the vehicle model surface, also calculates an acoustic power, which is the total energy of the sound emitted from the vehicle model surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Vinh Long Phan
  • Publication number: 20180297058
    Abstract: Reflectin proteins are proteins derived from cephalopods (certain species of squid) which have unusual optical properties. Disclosed herein are thin films of reflectin proteins which can be tuned to reflect infrared light. Advantageously, the films can be tuned dynamically over short time scales, to reflect at different wavelengths. Disclosed herein are novel infrared-reflective coatings, methods of making such coatings, and infrared-reflective objects such as textiles, building materials, and camouflage materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Alon Gorodetsky, Long Phan, David Ordinario, Emil Karshalev, Michael Shenk, Ward Gale Walkup, IV
  • Patent number: 10035175
    Abstract: Reflectin proteins are proteins derived from cephalopods (certain species of squid) which have unusual optical properties. Disclosed herein are thin films of reflectin proteins which can be tuned to reflect infrared light. Advantageously, the films can be tuned dynamically over short time scales, to reflect at different wavelengths. Disclosed herein are novel infrared-reflective coatings, methods of making such coatings, and infrared-reflective objects such as textiles, building materials, and camouflage materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Alon Gorodetsky, Long Phan, David Ordinario, Emil Karshalev, Michael Shenk, Ward Gale Walkup, IV
  • Publication number: 20180178727
    Abstract: An outer mirror for a vehicle according to the technology of the present disclosure includes a mirror stay, a mirror visor, and a mirror for checking behind the vehicle. The mirror stay is provided at a vehicle body side face. The mirror visor is supported by the mirror stay and includes an opening portion at a vehicle rear side. The mirror is provided in the opening portion. In a horizontal section cut through the mirror visor, a distance between a vehicle width direction inner side face of the mirror visor and the vehicle body side face decreases toward the vehicle rear from a front end portion of the mirror visor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Vinh Long PHAN, Yuta ITO
  • Patent number: 10004578
    Abstract: A system and method for post-processing of polymeric items having a liquid component and a predetermined heat deflection temperature is provided. The system includes a washing station to spray water at elevated temperature and pressure on the items while maintaining the temperature of the item below the heat deflection temperature. Then using a water distillation system to separate the water from the water mixed with the liquid polymer component by evaporating the water using heating coils with surface that is not conducive to adhesion of the liquid polymer component and then condense the water vapor into liquid water. The system may further include a spin station to separate the liquid polymer component by spinning the item. The system may further include one or more processing stations to rinse the item, dry the item, cure the item, remove the item from a tray to which the item may be attached and clean trays after removing the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Srinivas Kaza, Shiva P. Sambu, Kamesh Tata, Michael J. Doung, Long Phan
  • Publication number: 20180052137
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to novel materials and associated methods for conducting protons, such materials comprising cephalopod proton-conducting proteins such as reflectins. The protonic conductivity of such cephalopod proton-conducting proteins may be modulated by the application of an electric field. The invention further encompasses protonic transistors comprising a cephalopod proton-conducting protein channel. The transistors and related devices of the invention are amenable to use in biological systems for the sensing or manipulation of protonic flows within the biological system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Alon Gorodetsky, Long Phan, Ward Walkup, David Ordinario
  • Patent number: 9804121
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to novel materials and associated methods for conducting protons, such materials comprising cephalopod proton-conducting proteins such as reflectins. The protonic conductivity of such cephalopod proton-conducting proteins may be modulated by the application of an electric field. The invention further encompasses protonic transistors comprising a cephalopod proton-conducting protein channel. The transistors and related devices of the invention are amenable to use in biological systems for the sensing or manipulation of protonic flows within the biological system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Alon Gorodetsky, Long Phan, Ward Walkup, David Ordinario