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).

  • 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
  • Publication number: 20170091352
    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: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Vinh Long PHAN
  • Publication number: 20160377572
    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: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Alon Gorodetsky, Long Phan, Ward Walkup, David Ordinario
  • Publication number: 20160284075
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods, apparatus, and systems for analyzing a structure using thermal imaging. A plurality of images of a structure are automatically captured using one or more image capture devices. The images may be captured in one or more ranges of wavelengths of light. The images are then processed to generate image data for the images. The image data can then be analyzed to determine one or more properties of the structure. The images may be captured at an angle with respect to the structure of between approximately 45 to 135 degrees. The images may be captured during a time where one of indirect or no sunlight is present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Long Phan, Navrooppal Singh, Jonathan Jesneck, Jan Falkowski, Ezekiel Hausfather, William Morris, Thomas Scaramellino
  • Publication number: 20160148363
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for analyzing a structure. A method for analyzing a structure comprises capturing a at least one set of images of the structure in at least one range of wavelengths of light with an image capture device mounted on a vehicle. The at least one set of images can be processed to provided at least one set of image data. The at least one set of image data can be combined with separate data to form a combined data set. The combined set of data can be analyzed to determine one or more properties of the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Long Phan, Navrooppal Singh, Jonathan Jesneck
  • Publication number: 20150346398
    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: May 28, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Alon Gorodetsky, Long Phan, David Ordinario, Emil Karshalev, Michael Shenk, Ward Gale Walkup, IV
  • Patent number: 8776391
    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: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Srinivas Kaza, Shiva P Sambu, Kamesh Tata, Michael J Doung, Long Phan
  • Patent number: 7481647
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for a platform to form a three-dimensional article from successively selectively solidified layers of a liquid medium which is solidifiable by application thereto of a prescribed energy. The platform can be coated or uncoated. The platform can have an array of openings therethrough. Upon completion, the article can be removed from the platform using a punch having a plurality of projections adapted to engage openings in the platform. Alternatively, a tool can be used to push articles from the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Shiva P. Sambu, Long Phan, Srinivas Kaza, Michael J. Doung
  • Publication number: 20050275129
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for a platform to form a three-dimensional article from successively selectively solidified layers of a liquid medium which is solidifiable by application thereto of a prescribed energy. The platform can be coated or uncoated. The platform can have an array of openings therethrough. Upon completion, the article can be removed from the platform using a punch having a plurality of projections adapted to engage openings in the platform. Alternatively, a tool can be used to push articles from the platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Publication date: December 15, 2005
    Inventors: Shiva Sambu, Long Phan, Srinivas Kaza, Michael Doung