Patents by Inventor Mai Chen

Mai Chen 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: 20220300529
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises deploying a dual-active database on a first active database site and a second active database site. The first active database site comprises a first group of disks including a first sub-group of disks and a second sub-group of disks respectively corresponding to a third sub-group of disks and a fourth sub-group of disks included in a second group of disks in the second active database site. The method further comprises storing a first set of database logs on the first sub-group of disks while a second set of database logs is being written on the second sub-group of disks. Contents of the second set of database logs are consistent with contents of the first set of database logs and function as a duplication of the first set of database logs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Xing Jun Zhou, Hong Tao Li, Wei Liu, Mai Zeng, Jing BJ Ren, Xiao Chen Huang, KANG YONG YING, LIANG XU
  • Patent number: 11443481
    Abstract: This disclosure describes implementations of a three-dimensional (3D) scene recovery system that reconstructs a 3D scene representation of a scene portrayed in a single digital image. For instance, the 3D scene recovery system trains and utilizes a 3D point cloud model to recover accurate intrinsic camera parameters from a depth map of the digital image. Additionally, the 3D point cloud model may include multiple neural networks that target specific intrinsic camera parameters. For example, the 3D point cloud model may include a depth 3D point cloud neural network that recovers the depth shift as well as include a focal length 3D point cloud neural network that recovers the camera focal length. Further, the 3D scene recovery system may utilize the recovered intrinsic camera parameters to transform the single digital image into an accurate and realistic 3D scene representation, such as a 3D point cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Yin, Jianming Zhang, Oliver Wang, Simon Niklaus, Mai Long, Su Chen
  • Publication number: 20220284613
    Abstract: This disclosure describes one or more implementations of a depth prediction system that generates accurate depth images from single input digital images. In one or more implementations, the depth prediction system enforces different sets of loss functions across mix-data sources to generate a multi-branch architecture depth prediction model. For instance, in one or more implementations, the depth prediction model utilizes different data sources having different granularities of ground truth depth data to robustly train a depth prediction model. Further, given the different ground truth depth data granularities from the different data sources, the depth prediction model enforces different combinations of loss functions including an image-level normalized regression loss function and/or a pair-wise normal loss among other loss functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Wei Yin, Jianming Zhang, Oliver Wang, Simon Niklaus, Mai Long, Su Chen
  • Publication number: 20220277514
    Abstract: This disclosure describes implementations of a three-dimensional (3D) scene recovery system that reconstructs a 3D scene representation of a scene portrayed in a single digital image. For instance, the 3D scene recovery system trains and utilizes a 3D point cloud model to recover accurate intrinsic camera parameters from a depth map of the digital image. Additionally, the 3D point cloud model may include multiple neural networks that target specific intrinsic camera parameters. For example, the 3D point cloud model may include a depth 3D point cloud neural network that recovers the depth shift as well as include a focal length 3D point cloud neural network that recovers the camera focal length. Further, the 3D scene recovery system may utilize the recovered intrinsic camera parameters to transform the single digital image into an accurate and realistic 3D scene representation, such as a 3D point cloud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Wei Yin, Jianming Zhang, Oliver Wang, Simon Niklaus, Mai Long, Su Chen
  • Publication number: 20220017677
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a process comprising providing an isocyanate component A comprising a blend of (i) an aromatic isocyanate prepolymer and (ii) an aliphatic isocyanate prepolymer; providing a polyol component B comprising a blend of; (i) a phosphate-functional polyol, (ii) a polyether polyol, and (iii) an element selected from the group consisting of a polyurethane polyol, a polyester polyol and a combination thereof; mixing component A and component B to form a solventless adhesive (SLA) composition, wherein a weight ratio of component A to component B is from 2:1 to 1:1, the SLA composition having a pot life from 30 min to 60 min at 40 C; applying the SLA composition between a first film and a second film to form a raw laminate; and curing the raw laminate to form a laminate product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Yinzhong Guo, Mai Chen
  • Publication number: 20210284886
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a two-component solventless adhesive composition comprising a polyol component and an isocyanate component. The polyol component comprises a phosphate functional compound, and at least one polyol selected from polyester, polyether, and the combination thereof; and the isocyanate component comprises isocyanate prepolymer that is the reaction product of at least one isocyanate monomer and at least one polyol selected from polyester, polyether, and the combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicants: Dow Global Technologies LLC, ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY
    Inventors: Chenyan Bai, Mai Chen, Yinzhong Guo, Joseph J. Zupancic, Amira A. Marine
  • Publication number: 20210246275
    Abstract: According to one or more embodiments disclosed herein, a coated film may include a polyolefin film and a coating. The polyolefin film may include an ethylene-based polymer. The coating may include an outer surface and an internal surface. The internal surface may be in contact with the polyolefin film. The coating may include polyurethane. The outer surface of the coating may be an outer surface of the coated film. At least a portion of a surface of the coated film that includes the coating may have a gloss of from 40 units to 100 units at 60° or a matte finish of 15 units to 30 units at 85°. The polyurethane may be formed from an isocyanate component having an isocyanate (NCO) content greater than 10%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicants: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Juan Carlos Casarrubias, Jorge Caminero Gomes, Nicolas Cardoso Mazzola, Mateus Batista Torres Cipro, Mai Chen, Kevin K. Miyake
  • Publication number: 20210246332
    Abstract: According to one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, a coated film may be made by a process that may include applying an uncured polyurethane precursor between a polyolefin film and a release liner such that a first surface of the release liner is in contact with the uncured polyurethane precursor, curing the uncured polyurethane precursor to form a cured polyurethane layer positioned between the polyolefin film and the release liner, and removing the release liner to form the coated film comprising the polyolefin film and the cured polyurethane layer. The first surface of the release liner may have an optical finish. The curing may impart an optical finish to the cured polyurethane layer substantially similar to the optical finish of the first surface of the release liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicants: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Juan Carlos Casarrubias, Jorge Caminero Gomes, Nicolas Cardoso Mazzola, Mateus Batista Torres Cipro, Mai Chen, Kevin K. Miyake
  • Patent number: 10961415
    Abstract: Laminates of polymeric films and solvent-based polyurethane adhesive formulations for preparing them are provided. The adhesive formulations include a hydroxyl-terminated polyester that forms crystalline polyester domains after reaction with an appropriate polyisocyanate, but prior to completion of cure. The result is an adhesive layer that substantially enhances the oxygen barrier properties of the adhesive and, therefore, of the laminate as a whole, while offering desirable convenience of application even at relatively low temperatures. The laminates may also exhibit desirable retention of barrier properties following flex-cracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Daniele Vinci, Mai Chen, Thomas Udhayasingh, Thorsten Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20200157393
    Abstract: Two-component solventless polyurethane adhesive compositions comprising an isocyanate component and an isocyanate-reactive component are disclosed, the compositions comprising an isocyanate component comprising an isocyanate-terminated prepolymer, and an isocyanate-reactive component comprising a polyether polyol, a phosphate ester adhesion promoter, and, a bio-based polyol. Methods for forming laminate structures are also disclosed, the methods comprising forming an adhesive composition by mixing an isocyanate adhesive component comprising an isocyanate-terminated prepolymer and an isocyanate-reactive adhesive component comprising a polyether polyol, a phosphate ester adhesion promoter, and a bio-based polyol, applying the adhesive composition to a surface of a first substrate, and bringing a surface of a second substrate into contact with the adhesive composition on the surface of the first substrate, thereby forming the laminate structure. Laminate structures are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Wenwen Li, Yinzhong Guo, Mai Chen
  • Publication number: 20200140729
    Abstract: Two-component solventless polyurethane adhesive compositions comprising an isocyanate component and an isocyanate-reactive are disclosed, the compositions comprising an isocyanate component comprising an isocyanate-terminated prepolymer and an isocyanate-reactive component comprising a hydroxy-terminated polyurethane resin, a polyether polyol, a phosphate ester adhesion promoter, and, optionally, a bio-based polyol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Wenwen Li, Yinzhong Guo, Mai Chen
  • Publication number: 20200123425
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a two-component bonding agent composition and a process for applying a layer of the bonding agent composition to substrate layers to make laminates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicants: Rohm and Haas Company, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mai Chen, Yuanjia Pan, Xinhong Wang, Gaobing Chen, Xinchun Liu
  • Patent number: 10221341
    Abstract: There is provided a method of bonding a first substrate to a second substrate, wherein said method comprises (a) applying a layer of a waterborne adhesive composition to a surface of said first substrate, wherein said waterborne adhesive composition comprises one or more vinyl polymer that comprises (i) 0 to 0.4% polymerized units of carboxyl functional monomer, by weight based on the weight of said vinyl polymer, and (ii) 0.1% to 10% polymerized units of amide monomer, by weight based on the weight of said vinyl polymer, (b) drying said layer of a waterborne adhesive composition to remove water, and (b) contacting a surface of said second substrate to said layer, wherein one or both of said first substrate and said second substrate comprises one or more slip agent Also provided is a bonded article made by such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventor: Mai Chen
  • Patent number: 10138401
    Abstract: Provided is a waterborne adhesive composition comprising (i) an aqueous medium; (ii) one or more isocyanate compounds dispersed in said aqueous medium, and (iii) one or more functional silane compounds dispersed in said aqueous medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Zhaohui Qu, Ling Fan, Mai Chen
  • Patent number: 9828531
    Abstract: Provided is an adhesive composition comprising a continuous aqueous medium and further comprising (i) particles of a polymer dispersed in said aqueous medium; and (ii) particles comprising fatty amide and one or more fatty acid, wherein 50 mole % or more of said fatty acid is in the carboxylate form, and wherein the weight ratio of said fatty amide to said fatty acid is from 0.12:1 to 2.3:1, wherein said particles comprising fatty amide and one or more fatty acid are dispersed in said aqueous medium. Also provided is a method of bonding substrates using such an adhesive composition and a bonded structure made by such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignees: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC, ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY
    Inventors: Mai Chen, Jeffrey A. Mytnik, Timothy J. Young, Mechelle Ann Churchfield
  • Publication number: 20170266935
    Abstract: A multilayer structure comprising a maleic anhydride functionalized polyolefin layer applied to a metal containing layer is provided. Further provided is a packaging comprising the multilayer structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicants: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Mai Chen, Brian W. Walther, James L. Cooper
  • Patent number: 9605117
    Abstract: Provided is a waterborne adhesive composition comprising (i) an aqueous medium; (ii) one or more isocyanate compounds dispersed in said aqueous medium, and (iii) one or more functional silane compounds dispersed in said aqueous medium. Also provided is a method of bonding a metal foil to a polymeric film comprising the steps of (A) applying a layer of the waterborne adhesive composition to a surface of said metal foil, (B) drying said layer of said adhesive composition to produce a layer of dried adhesive, and (C) after said drying, bringing a surface of a polymeric film into contact with said layer of said dried adhesive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Zhaohui Qu, Ling Fan, Mai Chen
  • Patent number: 9579617
    Abstract: A composition is provided comprising dispersed particles in an aqueous medium, wherein said dispersed particles comprise fatty amide and one or more fatty acid, wherein 50 mole % or more of said fatty acid in is the carboxylate form, and wherein the weight ratio of said fatty amide to said fatty acid is from 0.12:1 to 2.3:1. Also provided is method of making that composition, comprising the step of applying shear to a mixture that comprises said fatty amide, said fatty acid, and water, wherein said applying shear is performed at a temperature above 59° C., and wherein the amount of water in said mixture is 70% or less by weight based on the weight of said mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignees: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC, ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY
    Inventors: Mechelle Ann Churchfield, Timothy J. Young, Mai Chen, Thomas L. Tomczak
  • Publication number: 20160257796
    Abstract: Provided is a waterborne adhesive composition comprising (i) an aqueous medium; (ii) one or more isocyanate compounds dispersed in said aqueous medium, and (iii) one or more functional silane compounds dispersed in said aqueous medium. Also provided is a method of bonding a metal foil to a polymeric film comprising the steps of (A) applying a layer of the waterborne adhesive composition to a surface of said metal foil, (B) drying said layer of said adhesive composition to produce a layer of dried adhesive, and (C) after said drying, bringing a surface of a polymeric film into contact with said layer of said dried adhesive composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Zhaohui Qu, Ling Fan, Mai Chen
  • Publication number: 20160257866
    Abstract: Provided is a waterborne adhesive composition comprising (i) an aqueous medium; (ii) one or more isocyanate compounds dispersed in said aqueous medium, and (iii) one or more functional silane compounds dispersed in said aqueous medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Zhaohui Qu, Ling Fan, Mai Chen