Patents by Inventor Lynn Dai

Lynn Dai 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: 20240093185
    Abstract: DNA molecules for making a circular RNA are provided. The DNA molecule may include elements operably connected and arranged, from a 5? to 3? direction, in the following order: (a) an intron fragment that includes a full-length intron; (b) an E2 fragment which includes a downstream exon of the full-length intron; and (c) an E1 fragment which includes an upstream exon of the full-length intron. 3? end of the E1 fragment is configured to produce a hydroxyl group in an in vitro transcription reaction; the hydroxyl group is capable of initiating splicing in a one-step transesterification reaction at a splice site between RNA fragments transcribed from the intron fragment and the E2 fragment in a linear RNA that is produced from the DNA molecule in the in vitro transcription reaction, such that the linear RNA is configured to self-circularize to produce the circular RNA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicant: EXCLCIRC (SUZHOU) BIOMEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dongsheng DAI, Lynn SHAN, Zilin DAI
  • Patent number: 10775997
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of causing a control interface to be presented on a touch-enabled device based on a motion or absence thereof. A motion, such as a hover gesture, can be detected and the control interface presented in response to the detection. Alternatively, absence of a motion can be detected and the control interface presented in response to the detection. A hover gesture can occur without a user physically touching a touch screen of a touch-enabled device. Instead, the user's finger or fingers can be positioned at a spaced distance above the touch screen. The touch screen can detect that the user's fingers are proximate to the touch screen, such as through capacitive sensing. Additionally, finger movement can be detected while the fingers are hovering to expand the existing options for gesture input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. Hwang, Juan (Lynn) Dai, Sharath Viswanathan, Joseph B. Tobens, Jose A. Rodriguez, Peter G. Davis
  • Patent number: 10521105
    Abstract: Example apparatus and methods concern establishing, managing, or dis-establishing a primary hover-point for a hover-sensitive input/output interface. One example apparatus includes a proximity detector that detects an object in a hover-space associated with the input/output interface. The apparatus produces characterization data concerning the object. The characterization data may identify where the object is located, how the object is moving, what the object is doing, or other attributes of the object. The apparatus may assign a hover point designation to the object as a function of the characterization data. The apparatus selectively controls input actions associated with the object based on the hover point designation. The apparatus may accept input actions associated with a primary hover point and ignore actions associated with a non-primary hover point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Lynn Dai, Dan Hwang
  • Publication number: 20190138178
    Abstract: Example apparatus and methods concern establishing, managing, or dis-establishing a primary hover-point for a hover-sensitive input/output interface. One example apparatus includes a proximity detector that detects an object in a hover-space associated with the input/output interface. The apparatus produces characterization data concerning the object. The characterization data may identify where the object is located, how the object is moving, what the object is doing, or other attributes of the object. The apparatus may assign a hover point designation to the object as a function of the characterization data. The apparatus selectively controls input actions associated with the object based on the hover point designation. The apparatus may accept input actions associated with a primary hover point and ignore actions associated with a non-primary hover point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Lynn DAI, Dan HWANG
  • Patent number: 10120568
    Abstract: Example apparatus and methods concern controlling a hover-sensitive input/output interface. One example apparatus includes a proximity detector that detects an object in a hover-space associated with the input/output interface. The apparatus produces characterization data concerning the object. The characterization data may be independent of where in the hover-space the object is located. The apparatus selectively controls the activation, display, and deactivation of user interface elements displayed by the apparatus on the input/output interface as a function of the characterization data and interface state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Lynn Dai, Dan Hwang, Bo-June Hsu, Raymond Quan, Eric Badger, Jose Rodriguez, Peter Gregory Davis
  • Patent number: 10025489
    Abstract: Example apparatus and methods concern establishing, managing, or dis-establishing a primary hover-point for a hover-sensitive input/output interface. One example apparatus includes a proximity detector that detects an object in a hover-space associated with the input/output interface. The apparatus produces characterization data concerning the object. The characterization data may identify where the object is located, how the object is moving, what the object is doing, or other attributes of the object. The apparatus may assign a hover point designation to the object as a function of the characterization data. The apparatus selectively controls input actions associated with the object based on the hover point designation. The apparatus may accept input actions associated with a primary hover point and ignore actions associated with a non-primary hover point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Lynn Dai, Dan Hwang
  • Publication number: 20170228150
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of causing a control interface to be presented on a touch-enabled device based on a motion or absence thereof. A motion, such as a hover gesture, can be detected and the control interface presented in response to the detection. Alternatively, absence of a motion can be detected and the control interface presented in response to the detection. A hover gesture can occur without a user physically touching a touch screen of a touch-enabled device. Instead, the user's finger or fingers can be positioned at a spaced distance above the touch screen. The touch screen can detect that the user's fingers are proximate to the touch screen, such as through capacitive sensing. Additionally, finger movement can be detected while the fingers are hovering to expand the existing options for gesture input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel J. Hwang, Juan (Lynn) Dai, Sharath Viswanathan, Joseph B. Tobens, Jose A. Rodriguez, Peter G. Davis
  • Patent number: 9645651
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of causing a control interface to be presented on a touch-enabled device based on a motion or absence thereof. A motion, such as a hover gesture, can be detected and the control interface presented in response to the detection. Alternatively, absence of a motion can be detected and the control interface presented in response to the detection. A hover gesture can occur without a user physically touching a touch screen of a touch-enabled device. Instead, the user's finger or fingers can be positioned at a spaced distance above the touch screen. The touch screen can detect that the user's fingers are proximate to the touch screen, such as through capacitive sensing. Additionally, finger movement can be detected while the fingers are hovering to expand the existing options for gesture input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. Hwang, Juan (Lynn) Dai, Sharath Viswanathan, Joseph B. Tobens, Jose A. Rodriguez, Peter G. Davis
  • Patent number: 9501218
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of increasing touch and/or hover accuracy on a touch-enabled device. For example, attribute(s) of a hand or a portion thereof (e.g., one or more fingers) may be used to determine a location on a touch screen to which a user intends to point. Such attribute(s) may be derived, measured, etc. For instance, a value corresponding to a distance between the hand/portion and the touch screen may be derived from a magnitude of a measurement of an interaction between the hand/portion and the touch screen. In another example, virtual elements displayed on the touch screen may be mapped to respective areas in a plane that is parallel (e.g., coincident) with the touch screen. In accordance with this example, receiving a touch and/or hover command with regard to an area in the plane may indicate selection of the corresponding virtual element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. Hwang, Juan (Lynn) Dai, Sharath Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 9262012
    Abstract: Example apparatus and methods concern detecting an angle at which an object is interacting with a hover-sensitive input/output interface. An example apparatus may include a proximity detector configured to detect an object in a hover-space associated with the hover-sensitive input/output interface. The proximity detector may provide three dimensional position information for the object (e.g., x,y,z). The angle may be determined from a first (x,y,z) measurement associated with a first portion (e.g., tip) of the object and a second (x,y,z) measurement associated with a second portion (e.g., end) of the object. The position of the object may determine a hover point on the interface while the position and angle may determine an intersection point on the interface. User interface elements or other information displayed on the interface may be manipulated based, at least in part, on the intersection point. Multiple objects interacting at multiple angles may be detected and responded to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventors: Dan Hwang, Lynn Dai, Muhammad Usman
  • Publication number: 20160026385
    Abstract: Example apparatus and methods concern controlling a hover-sensitive input/output interface. One example apparatus includes a proximity detector that detects an object in a hover-space associated with the input/output interface. The apparatus produces characterization data concerning the object. The characterization data may be independent of where in the hover-space the object is located. The apparatus selectively controls the activation, display, and deactivation of user interface elements displayed by the apparatus on the input/output interface as a function of the characterization data and interface state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Lynn Dai, Dan Hwang, Bo-June Hsu, Raymond Quan, Eric Badger, Jose Rodriguez, Peter Gregory Davis
  • Patent number: 9170736
    Abstract: Example apparatus and methods concern controlling a hover-sensitive input/output interface. One example apparatus includes a proximity detector that detects an object in a hover-space associated with the input/output interface. The apparatus produces characterization data concerning the object. The characterization data may be independent of where in the hover-space the object is located. The apparatus selectively controls the activation, display, and deactivation of user interface elements displayed by the apparatus on the input/output interface as a function of the characterization data and interface state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventors: Lynn Dai, Dan Hwang, Bo-June Hsu, Raymond Quan, Eric Badger, Jose Rodriguez, Peter Gregory Davis
  • Publication number: 20150234468
    Abstract: Example apparatus and methods support interactions between a hover-sensitive apparatus and other apparatus. A hover action performed in the hover space of one apparatus can control that apparatus or another apparatus. The interactions may depend on the positions of the apparatus. For example, a user may virtually pick up an item on a first hover-sensitive apparatus and virtually toss it to another apparatus using a hover gesture. A directional gesture may selectively send content to a target apparatus while a directionless gesture may send content to a distribution list or to any apparatus in range. A shared display may be produced for multiple interconnected devices and coordinated information may be presented on the shared display. For example, a chessboard that spans two smartphones may be displayed and a hover gesture may virtually lift a chess piece from one of the displays and deposit it on another of the displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Dan Hwang, Lynn Dai
  • Publication number: 20150231491
    Abstract: Example apparatus and methods provide a virtual control for a video game played on a hover-sensitive device. A method may establish a hover point for an object located in a hover space produced by the device. The hover point may be associated with a three dimensional virtual joystick that may or may not be displayed. The virtual joystick processes inputs from the three dimensional hover space. The inputs have a z component. The z component may characterize, for example, a distance between the object and the device, or a rate at which the object is approaching or moving away from the device. The video game may be controlled in a third dimension based on the z component. For example, a character may crouch down or stand up based on the z component, or the area of a spell may be expanded or contracted based on the z component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Dan Hwang, Lynn Dai
  • Publication number: 20150199101
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of increasing touch and/or hover accuracy on a touch-enabled device. For example, attribute(s) of a hand or a portion thereof (e.g., one or more fingers) may be used to determine a location on a touch screen to which a user intends to point. Such attribute(s) may be derived, measured, etc. For instance, a value corresponding to a distance between the hand/portion and the touch screen may be derived from a magnitude of a measurement of an interaction between the hand/portion and the touch screen. In another example, virtual elements displayed on the touch screen may be mapped to respective areas in a plane that is parallel (e.g., coincident) with the touch screen. In accordance with this example, receiving a touch and/or hover command with regard to an area in the plane may indicate selection of the corresponding virtual element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel J. Hwang, Juan (Lynn) Dai, Sharath Viswanathan
  • Publication number: 20150193040
    Abstract: Example apparatus and methods concern detecting an angle at which an object is interacting with a hover-sensitive input/output interface. An example apparatus may include a proximity detector configured to detect an object in a hover-space associated with the hover-sensitive input/output interface. The proximity detector may provide three dimensional position information for the object (e.g., x,y,z). The angle may be determined from a first (x,y,z) measurement associated with a first portion (e.g., tip) of the object and a second (x,y,z) measurement associated with a second portion (e.g., end) of the object. The position of the object may determine a hover point on the interface while the position and angle may determine an intersection point on the interface. User interface elements or other information displayed on the interface may be manipulated based, at least in part, on the intersection point. Multiple objects interacting at multiple angles may be detected and responded to.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Dan Hwang, Lynn Dai, Muhammad Usman
  • Publication number: 20150089419
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of causing a control interface to be presented on a touch-enabled device based on a motion or absence thereof. A motion, such as a hover gesture, can be detected and the control interface presented in response to the detection. Alternatively, absence of a motion can be detected and the control interface presented in response to the detection. A hover gesture can occur without a user physically touching a touch screen of a touch-enabled device. Instead, the user's finger or fingers can be positioned at a spaced distance above the touch screen. The touch screen can detect that the user's fingers are proximate to the touch screen, such as through capacitive sensing. Additionally, finger movement can be detected while the fingers are hovering to expand the existing options for gesture input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel J. Hwang, Juan (Lynn) Dai, Sharath Viswanathan, Joseph B. Tobens, Jose A. Rodriguez, Peter G. Davis
  • Publication number: 20150077338
    Abstract: Example apparatus and methods concern establishing, managing, or dis-establishing a primary hover-point for a hover-sensitive input/output interface. One example apparatus includes a proximity detector that detects an object in a hover-space associated with the input/output interface. The apparatus produces characterization data concerning the object. The characterization data may identify where the object is located, how the object is moving, what the object is doing, or other attributes of the object. The apparatus may assign a hover point designation to the object as a function of the characterization data. The apparatus selectively controls input actions associated with the object based on the hover point designation. The apparatus may accept input actions associated with a primary hover point and ignore actions associated with a non-primary hover point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lynn Dai, Dan Hwang
  • Publication number: 20150077345
    Abstract: Example apparatus and methods concern processing simultaneous touch and hover actions for a touch-sensitive and hover-sensitive input/output (i/o) interface. One example apparatus includes a touch detector that detects an object that touches the i/o interface. The example apparatus includes a proximity detector that detects an object in a hover-space associated with the i/o interface. The apparatus produces characterization data concerning the touch action and the hover action. The proximity detector and the touch detector may share a set of capacitive sensing nodes. Example apparatus and methods selectively control input/output actions on the i/o interface based on a combination of the touch action(s) and the hover action(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Dan Hwang, Lynn Dai
  • Publication number: 20150082216
    Abstract: Example apparatus and methods concern controlling a hover-sensitive input/output interface. One example apparatus includes a proximity detector that detects an object in a hover-space associated with the input/output interface. The apparatus produces characterization data concerning the object. The characterization data may be independent of where in the hover-space the object is located. The apparatus selectively controls the activation, display, and deactivation of user interface elements displayed by the apparatus on the input/output interface as a function of the characterization data and interface state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Lynn Dai, Dan Hwang, Paul Hsu, Raymond Quan, Eric Badger, Jose Rodriguez, Peter Gregory Davis