Patents by Inventor Min Dong

Min Dong 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: 11067298
    Abstract: Disclosed is an air conditioner to prevent deterioration of cooling or heating performance caused by re-introduction of cooling or heating air into a heat exchanger. The air conditioner includes a housing including an air discharge plate having a plurality of holes and an outlet, a heat exchanger located inside the housing, a blower fan configured to blow air heat-exchanged with the heat exchanger toward the air discharge plate or the outlet, a blade rotating between a guide position to guide a direction of air blown from the blower fan and discharged through the outlet and a closing position to close the outlet, wherein the blade includes a first blade and a second blade spaced apart from the first blade and configured to guide air blown from the blower fan toward the air discharge plate when the first blade is located at the closing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki Jun Kim, Dae Dong Kim, Se Woong Youn, Chang Heon Lee, Min Gu Jeon, Sang Ki Cho, Do-Hoon Kim, Jong Moon Lee, Jun Hwang, Keun Jeong Jang, Jung Won Kim, Se Joo Na, Bu Youn Lee, Hyeong Kyu Cho
  • Publication number: 20210181450
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a fiber optic closure which comprises a tray, a fiber optic adapter arranged on the tray, an output fiber optic connector and an input fiber optic connector inserted into both sides of the fiber optic adapter, and a fiber optic management device configured to accommodate an overlength portion of an output fiber optic connected to the output fiber optic connector. The fiber optic management device comprises a closure fixing part and a fiber optic storage which are mutually connected, the closure fixing part being provided for fixing the fiber optic storage into the fiber optic closure and the fiber optic storage being provided for accommodating the overlength portion of the output fiber optic. The present fiber optic management device can individually store the overlength portion of each of the internal optical fibers, thereby preventing the problem of stacking and entanglement of a plurality of internal optical fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Min DONG, Hui LI, Guangjun WANG
  • Publication number: 20210139815
    Abstract: Dilutable concentrates useful for hard surface cleaners with improved film/streak performance on high-energy surfaces are disclosed. The concentrates comprise a nonionic alkoxylated surfactant and a polyetheramine. A relatively minor proportion of a polyetheramine can resolve film/streak issues that characterize hard surface cleaners formulated with nonionic surfactants. The efficacy of polyetheramines for improving film/streak performance of hard surface cleaners formulated with nonionic alkoxylated surfactants far exceeds the benefits available from known improvements, such as the use of hydrotropes. Other inventive dilutable concentrates and hard surface cleaners comprise an amine-functional hydrophobe and an auxiliary surfactant. Still other dilutable concentrates or hard surface cleaners comprise a nonionic alkoxylated surfactant and lactic acid. An improved method for measuring film/streak properties of hard surface cleaners is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Ronald A. MASTERS, Mona Marie KNOCK, Patrick Shane WOLFE, Timothy A. BOEBEL, Xue Min DONG, Dennis S. MURPHY
  • Patent number: 10989028
    Abstract: Methods for making efficient use of steam in a steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) process for recovering heavy oils from tar sands and similar petroleum deposits are disclosed. The methods utilize a surfactant to generate steam foam in ways that maximize efficient use of steam. In some aspects, steam foam is used in water layers or gas caps that reside above steam chambers to prevent loss of steam from the steam chamber. The predominant use of relatively dry steam in SAGD processes makes it challenging to find ways to introduce surfactants and generate steam foam. However, decreasing the mobility of the steam by converting at least some of it to foam allows the wellbore and steam chambers above the injection site to be more fully developed, provides for more effective heat transfer to the heavy oil and rock, improves production, and allows recovery of the heavy oil with a minimum amount of steam usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: STEPAN COMPANY
    Inventors: Aaron Sanders, Gregory P. Dado, Brian Holland, Xue Min Dong, E. Carolina Rojas
  • Patent number: 10982174
    Abstract: Synergistic surfactant blends are disclosed. In one aspect, the blend comprises an anionic surfactant and a metathesis-based cationic surfactant comprising a quaternized derivative. The quaternized derivative is a quaternized fatty amine, quaternized fatty amidoamine, imidazoline quat, or esteramine quat made from a metathesis-derived C10-C17 monounsaturated acid or its ester derivative. Also disclosed are synergistic surfactant blends comprising a cationic surfactant and a metathesis-based anionic surfactant comprising a sulfonated derivative. The sulfonated derivative is a fatty ester sulfonate, fatty acid sulfonate, sulfoestolide, fatty amide sulfonate, sulfonated fatty ester alkoxylate, imidazoline quat sulfonate, sulfonated amidoamine oxide, or sulfonated amidoamine betaine. The synergistic blends have a negative ? value or a reduced interfacial tension (IFT) when compared with an expected IFT value calculated from the individual surfactant components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: STEPAN COMPANY
    Inventors: Randal J. Bernhardt, Xue Min Dong
  • Publication number: 20210112316
    Abstract: In accordance with some aspects of the disclosure, a modular telecommunications patch panel system is shown and described. The panel can include a mounting frame extending between a first end and a second end, the mounting frame defining a plurality of apertures for receiving telecommunications components, a first mounting ear forming a snap-fit connection with the mounting frame first end, in a first orientation, and a second mounting ear, identical to the first mounting ear, forming a snap-fit connection with the mounting frame second end, in a second orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Zhihui LIU, Danny Ghislain THIJS, Min DONG, Yu ZHAO, Wenyong WU
  • Publication number: 20210040467
    Abstract: Described herein are Bacillus cells comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding a Botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) and methods of producing the BoNT.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Children's Medical Center Corporation
    Inventors: Min Dong, Liang Tao
  • Patent number: 10913786
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to isolated polypeptides that inhibit Wnt signaling, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the isolated polypeptides, and methods of use thereof. Nucleic acids, cells, and methods of production related to the isolated polypeptides and compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Children's Medical Center Corporation
    Inventors: Min Dong, Liang Tao
  • Patent number: 10844362
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) polypeptides with a modified receptor binding domain of Clostridial botulinum serotype B (B-Hc), comprising one or more substitution mutations corresponding to substitution mutations in serotype B, strain 1, V1118M; Y1183M; E1191M; E1191I; E1191Q; E1191T; S1199Y; S1199F; S1199L; S1201V; or combinations thereof. Specific combination mutations include E1191M and S1199L, E1191M and S1199Y, E1191M and S1199F, E1191Q and S1199L, E1191Q and S1199Y, or E1191Q and S1199F. Other substitution mutations are also disclosed. Isolated modified receptor binding domains, chimeric molecules, pharmaceutical compositions, and methods of using the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: President and Fellows of Harvard
    Inventors: Min Dong, Lisheng Peng, Pål Erik Gustav Stenmark, Ronnie Per Arne Berntsson
  • Publication number: 20200347245
    Abstract: Sulfate and sulfonate derivatives of unsaturated fatty alcohols, processes for making them, and methods of using them are disclosed. In one aspect, a monounsaturated fatty alcohol composition is made by reducing a metathesis-derived monounsaturated alkyl ester. The fatty alcohol composition is then converted to a sulfate or sulfonate derivative by one or more of alkoxylation, sulfation, sulfonation, and sulfitation. Of particular interest are the sulfate and ether sulfate derivatives. Microscopy studies indicate that the unsaturated sodium sulfates in particular have a lamellar phase that should enable formulation at high actives levels. Sulfate compositions comprising 40 to 60 wt. % of a monounsaturated fatty primary alcohol sulfate and 40 to 60 wt. % of a secondary hydroxyalkyl primary alcohol sulfate are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: David R. ALLEN, Marcos ALONSO, Mary BEDDAOUI, Randal J. BERNHARDT, Aaron BROWN, Scott DILLAVOU, Xue Min DONG, Wilma GORMAN, John C. HUTCHISON, Gary LUEBKE, Renee LUKA, Franz LUXEM, Andrew D. MALEC, Ronald A. MASTERS, Dennis S. MURPHY, Nicholas PENDLETON, Irma RYKLIN, Patti SKELTON, Brian SOOK, Chris SPAULDING, Krista TURPIN, Gregory WALLACE, Michael WIESTER, Patrick Shane WOLFE
  • Publication number: 20200339636
    Abstract: Provided herein are agents that bind to the lipid binding groove of Frizzled (FZD). In some embodiments, the agent is a fragment of TcdB corresponding to amino acids 1285-1804 of SEQ ID NO: 1. In some embodiments, binding of the agent to the lipid binding groove of FZD inhibits TcdB entry into cells, and/or inhibits Wnt signaling. Methods of treating Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and methods of treating cancer are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicants: Children's Medical Center Corporation, The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Min Dong, Liang Tao, Rongsheng Jin, Peng Chen, Aina He
  • Patent number: 10805038
    Abstract: A signaling channel that punctures traffic channels is used to send signaling, e.g., acknowledgments (ACKs). To send signaling, resources for the signaling channel are determined, e.g., based on a frequency hopping pattern. Signaling is spread with a spreading code (e.g., a Walsh code) to generate spread signaling, which is mapped to the resources for the signaling channel. Each resource may be partitioned into multiple clusters. A signaling message may be mapped to different clusters to achieve diversity. Traffic data may also be mapped to other resources for a traffic channel assigned for use. Traffic data mapped to the other resources for the signaling channel is punctured. The mapped signaling and traffic data are further processed (e.g., for OFDM or SC-FDMA) and transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alexei Yurievitch Gorokhov, Min Dong
  • Patent number: 10745347
    Abstract: Sulfate and sulfonate derivatives of unsaturated fatty alcohols, processes for making them, and methods of using them are disclosed. In one aspect, a monounsaturated fatty alcohol composition is made by reducing a metathesis-derived monounsaturated alkyl ester. The fatty alcohol composition is then converted to a sulfate or sulfonate derivative by one or more of alkoxylation, sulfation, sulfonation, and sulfitation. Of particular interest are the sulfate and ether sulfate derivatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: STEPAN COMPANY
    Inventors: David R. Allen, Marcos Alonso, Mary Beddaoui, Randal J. Bernhardt, Aaron Brown, Scott Dillavou, Xue Min Dong, Wilma Gorman, John C. Hutchison, Gary Luebke, Renee Luka, Franz Luxem, Andrew D Malec, Ronald A. Masters, Dennis S. Murphy, Nicholas Pendleton, Irma Ryklin, Patti Skelton, Brian Sook, Chris Spaulding, Krista Turpin, Gregory Wallace, Michael Wiester, Patrick Shane Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20200255481
    Abstract: Provided herein is a novel homolog of Clostridial botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) identified in the bacterial species Enterococcus faecium (BoNT/EN). BoNT/EN variants and chimeric toxins comprising domains from BoNT/EN and other BoNTs are also provided. Further provided herein are methods of producing BoNT/EN and its use, e.g., in therapeutic applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Children's Medical Center Corporation
    Inventors: Min Dong, Paul Stenmark, Sicai Zhang, Andrew Doxey
  • Publication number: 20200255593
    Abstract: Polymers useful in formulating dispersing agents for pigments are disclosed. One such polymer can be made from a glycidyl intermediate. A nucleophilic initiator can be reacted with epichlorohydrin to produce a glycidyl intermediate. This intermediate is reacted with an aralkylated phenol to give a hydroxy-functional hydrophobe. Alkoxylation of the hydrophobe gives the desired polymer. In an alternative, approach, the polymer is made by reacting the nucleophilic initiator with an aralkylated phenol glycidyl ether to give the hydroxy-functional hydrophobe, which is then alkoxylated. Pigments dispersions comprising the polymers are also disclosed. The polymers meet the growing needs of the industry with their ease of manufacture, diverse structures, and desirable performance attributes for dispersing a wide range of organic and inorganic pigments. Agricultural applications for the polymers are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy A. BOEBEL, Xue Min DONG, E. Carolina ROJAS, Renee LUKA, Gary LUEBKE
  • Publication number: 20200223988
    Abstract: Copolymers comprising recurring units of a phenyl glycidyl ether and alkylene oxides are disclosed. Some of the copolymers comprise a di- or polyfunctional nucleophilic initiator and recurring units of the phenyl glycidyl ether and an alkylene oxide. The di- or polyfunctional nucleophilic initiator is an alcohol, phenol, amine, thiol, thiophenol, sulfinic acid, or deprotonated species thereof. Other copolymers comprise a monofunctional nucleophilic initiator selected from thiols, thiophenols, aralkylated phenols, sulfinic acids, secondary amines, C10-C20 terpene alcohols, and deprotonated species thereof. Pigments dispersions comprising the copolymers are also disclosed. The copolymers meet the growing needs of the industry with their ease of manufacture, diverse structures, and desirable performance attributes for dispersing a wide range of organic and inorganic pigments. Agricultural applications for the copolymers are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy A. BOEBEL, Xue Min DONG, E. Carolina ROJAS, Renee LUKA, Gary LUEBKE, Paul W. KNOX
  • Publication number: 20200224185
    Abstract: Provided herein are Clostridial Botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) polypeptides of a novel serotype (BoNT/X) and methods of making and using the BoNT polypeptides, e.g., in therapeutic applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Children's Medical Center Corporation
    Inventors: Min Dong, Sicai Zhang, Paul Stenmark
  • Publication number: 20200182031
    Abstract: Methods for making efficient use of steam in a steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) process for recovering heavy oils from tar sands and similar petroleum deposits are disclosed. The methods utilize a surfactant to generate steam foam in ways that maximize efficient use of steam. In some aspects, steam foam is used in water layers or gas caps that reside above steam chambers to prevent loss of steam from the steam chamber. The predominant use of relatively dry steam in SAGD processes makes it challenging to find ways to introduce surfactants and generate steam foam. However, decreasing the mobility of the steam by converting at least some of it to foam allows the wellbore and steam chambers above the injection site to be more fully developed, provides for more effective heat transfer to the heavy oil and rock, improves production, and allows recovery of the heavy oil with a minimum amount of steam usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Aaron SANDERS, Gregory P. DADO, Brian HOLLAND, Xue Min DONG, E. Carolina ROJAS
  • Publication number: 20200150351
    Abstract: This invention reveals a type of optical fiber connector assembly, comprising of a shell, an optical fiber adapter, an optical fiber connector and optical cable. The optical cable is provided with an optical cable securing device, an optical cable strengthening component being secured to the optical cable securing device, and the optical fiber within the optical cable passes through the optical cable securing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: CommScope Telecommunications (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Min DONG, Zhaohui CAI
  • Patent number: 10644832
    Abstract: A method and network device for configuring a D2D pair and a cellular wireless device. The method includes receiving a subset of complete CSI parameters for the D2D pair, the cellular wireless device, and at least one neighbor interference level, determining feasibility conditions for pairing the D2D pair and the cellular wireless device transmissions based at least on the received subset of CSI parameters, determining a power allocation for the pairing of the D2D pair the cellular wireless device transmissions, the power allocation being based on a sum rate of the D2D pair and cellular wireless device transmissions, and configuring the D2D pair and cellular wireless device based at least in part on the determined power allocation while limiting an inter-cell interference (ICI) generated in a plurality of neighboring cells. In one embodiment, the complete set of CSI parameters is received, rather than a subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Gary Boudreau, Min Dong, Ben Liang, Ali Ramezanikebrya, Hossein Seyedmehdi