Patents by Inventor Ming Qian

Ming Qian 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: 20190251961
    Abstract: In one aspect, a first device includes a processor and storage accessible to the processor. The storage includes instructions executable by the processor to facilitate audio communication between the first device and a second device and to select a threshold amount of the audio communication. The instructions are also executable to transcribe to text words that are recognized from the threshold amount of the audio communication, determine whether the text comprises a command to the first device, and request confirmation that a command to the first device has been issued based on a determination that the text comprises a command to the first device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Song Wang, Ming Qian, David Alexander Schwarz, Jun-Ki Min, Mir Farooq Ali
  • Patent number: 10380460
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, at an information handling device, user input, wherein the user input comprises an indication to perform a function associated with content comprising at least one image; analyzing, using a processor, the at least one image to determine at least one characteristic associated with the at least one image; and providing, based on the analyzing, output describing the at least one characteristic of the at least one image. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming Qian, John Weldon Nicholson, Song Wang, David Alexander Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10372234
    Abstract: For calculating a social zone distance, a processor determines distances to one or more persons using the sensor array. In addition, the processor calculates the social zone distance based on the distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Song Wang, Jian Li, John Weldon Nicholson, Ming Qian
  • Publication number: 20190222555
    Abstract: A device can include a processor; memory accessible to the processor; a microphone operatively coupled to the processor; a network interface operatively coupled to the processor; circuitry that parses audio signals received via the microphone for a name and a type of device; circuitry that analyzes network information associated with remote devices accessible via the network interface based at least in part on at least one of the name and the type of device to associate the name and the type of device with one of the remote devices; and circuitry that stores the name and the type of device to the memory in association with the one of the remote devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Earle Skinner, Aaron Michael Stewart, Jonathan Jen-Wei Yu, Lincoln Penn Hancock, Song Wang, Ming Qian, John Weldon Nicholson, David Alexander Schwarz
  • Publication number: 20190196284
    Abstract: A liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) panel comprises: a silicon substrate having silicon circuit within the silicon substrate; a plurality of metal electrodes disposed on the silicon substrate, where the plurality of metal electrodes are periodically formed on the silicon substrate; a dielectric material disposed in and filling gaps between adjacent metal electrodes; and an oxide layer disposed on the plurality of metal electrodes and the dielectric material in the gaps between adjacent metal electrodes; where the refractive index of the dielectric material is higher than the refractive index of the oxide layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Zhang, Libo Weng, Cheng Zhao, Yin Qian, Chia-Chun Miao, Zhiqiang Lin, Dyson H. Tai
  • Patent number: 10333147
    Abstract: A cathode electrode material and a lithium sulfur battery are disclosed. The cathode electrode material includes the cathode binder. The cathode binder includes a polymer obtained by polymerizing a dianhydride monomer with a diamine monomer. At least one of the dianhydride monomer and the diamine monomer includes a silicon-containing monomer. The lithium sulfur battery includes an anode electrode, an electrolyte, and the cathode electrode, the cathode electrode includes a sulfur containing cathode active material, a conducting agent, and the cathode binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Xiang-Ming He, Guan-Nan Qian, Li Wang
  • Patent number: 10317733
    Abstract: An alignment layer for a liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) display includes a nano-particle layer. In a particular embodiment the nano-particle layer includes a lower nano-layer and an upper nano-layer, each formed onto oxide layers of the LCOS display. In a more particular embodiment, the lower nano-layer and the upper nano-layer are offset printed onto the oxide layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Zhang, Yin Qian, Libo Weng, Oray Orkun Cellek, Dyson Hsin-Chih Tai, Lequn Liu, Dominic Massetti
  • Patent number: 10297627
    Abstract: A chip scale package (CSP) structure for an image sensor comprises an image sensor chip, wherein the image sensor chip comprises a semiconductor substrate having a top surface to receive light, a plurality of color filters disposed over the top surface, and a plurality of micro lenses disposed on the plurality of color filters. A low refractive index material is disposed over the image sensor chip, wherein the low refractive index material covers the plurality of micro lenses, and wherein a refractive index of the low refractive index material is lower than a refractive index of the plurality of micro lenses. A cover glass is disposed directly on the low refractive index material, wherein no air gap is between the cover glass and the low refractive index material, and between the low refractive index material and the image sensor chip. Therefore, the cover glass is fully supported by the low refractive index material without any dams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yin Qian, Chen-Wei Lu, Jin Li, Chia-Chun Miao, Ming Zhang, Dyson Tai
  • Patent number: 10289200
    Abstract: For force identification of a boundary, code detects an attention area on a display intersecting a boundary of the display. In addition the code provides a force indication through a feedback device in response to detecting the attention area intersecting the boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Sinapogre) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Ming Qian, Scott Edwards Kelso, John Weldon Nicholson, Steven Richard Perrin
  • Patent number: 10289664
    Abstract: For logogram phrase completion from initial strokes, a processor may receive a plurality of initial logogram strokes from an input device. In addition, the processor may identify a logogram phrase based on the plurality of initial logogram strokes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Ming Qian, Jian Li, Song Wang, Jianbang Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190140005
    Abstract: A chip scale package (CSP) structure for an image sensor comprises an image sensor chip, wherein the image sensor chip comprises a semiconductor substrate having a top surface to receive light, a plurality of color filters disposed over the top surface, and a plurality of micro lenses disposed on the plurality of color filters. A low refractive index material is disposed over the image sensor chip, wherein the low refractive index material covers the plurality of micro lenses, and wherein a refractive index of the low refractive index material is lower than a refractive index of the plurality of micro lenses. A cover glass is disposed directly on the low refractive index material, wherein no air gap is between the cover glass and the low refractive index material, and between the low refractive index material and the image sensor chip. Therefore, the cover glass is fully supported by the low refractive index material without any dams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Yin Qian, Chen-Wei Lu, Jin Li, Chia-Chun Miao, Ming Zhang, Dyson Tai
  • Publication number: 20190114474
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a computer program product for visually identifying the at least one target subject within a real-time view of a current scene. The method includes capturing, by at least one image sensor, a real-time view of a current scene. The method further includes performing a visual analysis of the real-time view to identify at least one subject. The method further includes: receiving, in real-time, a natural language input which includes verbal utterances of at least one speaker; and identifying, within the natural language input, a description of at least one particular subject. The method further includes: analyzing the current scene to identify at least one target subject that matches the description of the at least one particular subject; and in response to identifying the at least one target subject, applying at least one visual identifier to the real-time view of the current scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: MING QIAN, YUNMING WANG, ERIN WANG
  • Publication number: 20190079944
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and computer program products that can anonymously share digital files are disclosed. Various embodiments of an apparatus include a processor of an information handling device and memory that stores code executable by the processor. The code can cause the processor to match a first client to one or more digital files provided by a second client based on a content signature in each of the one or more digital files and notify the first client of a match. The first client can be anonymous to the second client and/or the second client maybe anonymous to the first client. A method and program product can also perform the functions of the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, John Weldon Nicholson, Ming Qian, Song Wang, Scott Wentao Li
  • Patent number: 10222829
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes a processor and storage accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to determine that a trigger regarding an apparatus has been satisfied and, in response to the determination, activate a thermoelectric cooling element (TCE) accessible to the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Song Wang, Jian Li, Jason Matteson, Ming Qian, Jianbang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10200531
    Abstract: For mitigating potential fraud, a processor detects potential fraud in a communication from a caller through a communication device. The processor further generates a fraud alert in response to the potential fraud. In addition, the processor mitigates the potential fraud in response to a fraud policy being satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Li, Ming Qian, Song Wang
  • Publication number: 20190026592
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method comprising: receiving, at an information handling device, object data of at least one object; identifying, using at least one sensor, a characteristic associated with the at least one object, wherein the characteristic is based upon a condition related to the at least one object; and providing an indication of the identified characteristic to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Song Wang, Ming Qian, John Weldon Nicholson, Jian Li
  • Publication number: 20190019069
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, at an information handling device, user command input comprising identification of an object; receiving, at an information handling device, image input comprising at least one object; determining, using a processor, whether the object in the user command input is associated with the at least one object in the image input; and responsive to determining that the object in the user command input is associated with the at least one object, performing a function based on the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Ming Qian, Song Wang, Jian Li
  • Patent number: 10176786
    Abstract: For preventing a display from automatically rotating while receiving input from a user, an apparatus, method, and computer program product are disclosed. The apparatus includes a display device for presenting the user interface, a processor, and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. The processor (by executing the code) monitors for a user input event, prevents rotation of the user interface for a predetermined amount of time responsive to detecting the user input event, and allows rotation of the user interface responsive to expiration of the predetermined amount of time. The processor may initiate a timer to measure the predetermined amount of time. The processor may further detect an additional user input event during the predetermined amount of time and reset that the predetermined amount of time, responsive to detecting the additional user input event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Jianbang Zhang, Jian Li, Ming Qian, Song Wang
  • Publication number: 20180366126
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, at an information handling device, voice input; determining, using at least one sensor associated with the information handling device, whether the voice input comprises voice input provided proximate to the information handling device; and providing, based on determining that the voice input is provided proximate to the information handling device, output responsive to the voice input. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: John Weldon Nicholson, Daryl Cromer, Ming Qian, David Alexander Schwarz, Lincoln Penn Hancock
  • Publication number: 20180366104
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, at an information handling device, a query from a user; receiving an indication of a time associated with provision of a result associated with the query; and adjusting a characteristic associated with an audible output based upon the indicated time. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Ming Qian, John Weldon Nicholson, Jatinder Kumar, Jun-Ki Min