Patents by Inventor Mai Nguyen

Mai Nguyen 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: 11065520
    Abstract: A swinging bob toy having a first outer bob attached to a first outer looped tethering means, a second outer bob attached to a second outer looped tethering means, and a central bob attached to a central looped tethering means, the first outer looped tethering means being attached at an outer end of a first segment of the central looped tethering means, and the second outer looped tethering means being attached at an outer end of a second segment of the central looped tethering means. The outer looped tethering means are attached to the central looped tethering means by means of half hitches, the outer looped tethering means are attached via apertures in the bobs by means of half hitches, thereby allowing the toy to be rapidly disassembled and reassembled, possibly with the incorporation of components from additional toys, in other configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Anthony Mai Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10888304
    Abstract: Methods and system for producing combined photoacoustic/ultrasonic image frames use a low-power narrow beam laser to direct sequential pulses along a path overlying an internal region of interest. Photoacoustic responses are received and used to generate sub-frames. Between each of the laser pulses a plurality of ultrasound pulse-echo beams are sequentially emitted towards the region of interest, and the reflections are received and used to generate ultrasound sub-frames. The photoacoustic sub-frames are combined to produce a photoacoustic frame, and the ultrasound sub-frames are combined to produce an ultrasound frame. The photoacoustic and ultrasound frames are combined to produce an image frame. The method and system are suitable for producing real-time, high-contrast video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventors: Matthew O'Donnell, Thu-Mai Nguyen, Chen-Wei Wei, Jinjun Xia, Ivan Pelivanov, Soon Joon Yoon
  • Patent number: 10852291
    Abstract: An example fluidic device may include a plurality of channels including one or more curved channels having a channel input and a channel output. Each of the one or more curved channels may have a substantially circular cross-section. The fluidic device may also include an input interface between the channel input of the one or more curved channels and an exterior of the fluidic device. The input interface may be configured to receive a biological tissue sample. The fluidic device may also include an output interface between the channel output of the one or more curved channels and the exterior of the fluidic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventors: Eric J. Seibel, Ronnie Das, Christopher W. Burfeind, Thu-mai Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20200354682
    Abstract: The application discloses a method for obtaining MSC-derived cells with improved transplantation properties from MSC, the method comprising a cell size reduction step, wherein said cell size reduction step is characterized by contacting MSC or MSC-derived cells in vitro or ex vivo with heparin or a derivative or analogue thereof at a concentration of at least 0.01 IU/ml. The application further provides a method for obtaining mesenchymal stem cell-derived cells from mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) comprising contacting MSC in vitro or ex vivo with FGF-2, TGF? and at least 0.01 IU/ml heparin or a derivative or analogue thereof. The invention also provides the so-obtained cells and cell populations, as well as further products comprising such and uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Sandra Pietri, Xuan Mai Nguyen, Enrico Bastianelli, Sabrina Ena, Pierre-Yves Laruelle, Isabelle Tytgat
  • Patent number: 10718773
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide methods for determining the eligibility of a subject having a malignancy for treatment with an anti-PD therapeutic agent. In certain embodiments, the method includes determining, by immunohistochemistry, the number of PD-L1 positive malignant cells in a tumor tissue section as well as the number of infiltrating non-malignant cells and/or non-malignant cells of the stromal interface area. The infiltrating non-malignant cells and/or non-malignant cells of the stromal interface area are positive for a marker selected from PD-L1, CD8, CD68, and any combination thereof. Compositions and kits or performing the disclosed methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Debra Hanks, Mai Nguyen, Marko Srdanov, Che Hutson
  • Patent number: 10544131
    Abstract: Provided herein are Mcl-1 antagonist compositions and methods of treating cancer using the compositions described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignees: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE ROYAL INSTITUTION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING/MCGILL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Patrick Harran, James H. Frederich, Gordon Shore, Mai Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10237380
    Abstract: A cover device selectively covers a camera of an electronic device. The cover device includes a housing and a camera cover device to selectively cover or uncover the camera. The housing has an opening to receive the electronic device. The camera cover device is positioned on a front wall of the housing, and is configured to be selectively moveable to a closed position in which the camera of the electronic device is covered and an open position in which the camera of the electronic device is not covered when the electronic device is inserted into the opening, the camera cover device including a removeable portion. The removeable portion has a design element visible to a user when the removeable portion is disposed on the camera cover device. A user of the camera cover device can utilize removeable portions with different design elements to present a different look.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Phuong Mai Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20190040044
    Abstract: Provided herein are Mcl-1 antagonist compositions and methods of treating cancer using the compositions described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick Harran, James H. Frederich, Gordon Shore, Mai Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10040780
    Abstract: Provided herein are Mcl-1 antagonist compositions and methods of treating g the compositions described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, The Royal Institute for the Advancement of Learning/McGill University
    Inventors: Patrick Harran, James H. Frederich, Gordon Shore, Mai Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9898715
    Abstract: System and methods for manipulating rights expressions for use in connection with a rights management system include one or more tokenized templates. Each tokenized template includes one or more rights expression language statements and one or more tokens associated with at least one of the rights expression language statements. Further, the tokens can be place holders for data items or rights expression elements. The system further includes a license template module that creates the tokenized templates, and a license instance creation module that replaces at least one of the tokens in one or more selected license templates with one or more of the data items or rights expression elements to generate a license instance. Additionally, the system includes a license instance analysis module having sub-modules for validating and interpreting license instances, and a data parsing module for extracting data from created license instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: ContentGuart Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Edgardo Valenzuela, Eddie J. Chen, Thomas DeMartini, Joseph Zhung Yee Fung, Mai Nguyen, Vincent Hsiang Tieu, Duc Tran
  • Publication number: 20170285029
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide methods for determining the eligibility of a subject having a malignancy for treatment with an anti-PD therapeutic agent. In certain embodiments, the method includes determining, by immunohistochemistry, the number of PD-L1 positive malignant cells in a tumor tissue section as well as the number of infiltrating non-malignant cells and/or non-malignant cells of the stromal interface area. The infiltrating non-malignant cells and/or non-malignant cells of the stromal interface area are positive for a marker selected from PD-L1, CD8, CD68, and any combination thereof. Compositions and kits or performing the disclosed methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Debra Hanks, Mai Nguyen, Marko Srdanov, Che Hutson
  • Publication number: 20170079622
    Abstract: Methods and system for producing combined photoacoustic/ultrasonic image frames use a low-power narrow beam laser to direct sequential pulses along a path overlying an internal region of interest. Photoacoustic responses are received and used to generate sub-frames. Between each of the laser pulses a plurality of ultrasound pulse-echo beams are sequentially emitted towards the region of interest, and the reflections are received and used to generate ultrasound sub-frames. The photoacoustic sub-frames are combined to produce a photoacoustic frame, and the ultrasound sub-frames are combined to produce an ultrasound frame. The photoacoustic and ultrasound frames are combined to produce an image frame. The method and system are suitable for producing real-time, high-contrast video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: University of Washington
    Inventors: Matthew O'Donnell, Thu-Mai Nguyen, Chen-Wei Wei, Jinjun Xia
  • Publication number: 20170066747
    Abstract: Provided herein are Mcl-1 antagonist compositions and methods of treating g the compositions described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Patrick Harran, James H. Frederich, Gordon Shore, Mai Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20160220990
    Abstract: An example fluidic device may include a plurality of channels including one or more curved channels having a channel input and a channel output. Each of the one or more curved channels may have a substantially circular cross-section. The fluidic device may also include an input interface between the channel input of the one or more curved channels and an exterior of the fluidic device. The input interface may be configured to receive a biological tissue sample. The fluidic device may also include an output interface between the channel output of the one or more curved channels and the exterior of the fluidic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Eric J. Seibel, Ronnie Das, Christopher W. Burfeind, Thu-mai Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20150320394
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems, methods, and devices for improved generation and application of radiation force to a material. In one aspect, a system for producing an acoustic radiation force to generate displacement in a material comprises an ultrasonic transducer array, one or more processors, and memory. The memory can comprise instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the system to generate a push acoustic energy focused to a push focal region in the material using the ultrasonic transducer array, so as to produce the acoustic radiation force to generate displacement in the material. The push focal region can comprise a first width along a first direction transverse to a direction of propagation of the push acoustic energy greater than a second width along a second direction transverse to the direction of propagation of the push acoustic energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Bastien Arnal, Thu-Mai Nguyen, Matthew O'Donnell
  • Publication number: 20150193603
    Abstract: The invention relates to method for deriving a sub-right from a right, the right comprising a plurality of components, each of which specifies an aspect of the right. A component may be, for example, a principal, an action, a resource, and a condition. The invention also relates to a method for integrating a first right with a second right. Furthermore, the invention relates to a method of sharing rights by deriving a sub-right from a right, allowing use of the sub-right, and integrating the sub-right with the right.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: THANH TA, MAI NGUYEN, EDDIE J. CHEN, XIN WANG, THOMAS DEMARTINI
  • Publication number: 20140304177
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for a digital content player having a DRM agent to perform rights management operations on a digital content package, including loading rights management instructions to be executed by the digital content player, the rights management instructions being associated with the digital content package, executing the rights management instructions on the digital content player, and loading supporting licenses associated with the digital content package for processing by the DRM agent. The DRM agent deciding whether to permit the rights management operations requested by the rights management instructions. Further exemplary embodiments include systems, methods and computer program products for associating usage rights with digital content packages, managing of digital rights tokens, managing of digital content packages having predetermined broadcast dates, preserving of usage rights when content is transferred between DRM environments, and distributing content packages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: ContentGuard Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Michael DeMartini, Michael Charles Raley, Xin Wang, Joseph Zhung-Yee Fung, Mai Nguyen, Guillermo Lao, Rajan Samtani, Eddie Jen-Shien Chen, Kerry Philip Miller
  • Patent number: D808991
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: PALANTIR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tony Poor, Adam Storr, Alessandro Mingione, Viet Mai Nguyen
  • Patent number: D872736
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: PALANTIR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tony Poor, Adam Storr, Alessandro Mingione, Viet Mai Nguyen, Fiona Huang, Lindsay Ward, Michelle Lee, Roger Chen
  • Patent number: D894199
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: PALANTIR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tony Poor, Adam Storr, Alessandro Mingione, Viet Mai Nguyen