Patents by Inventor Nancy Yi Liang

Nancy Yi Liang 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: 20200397080
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided to generate a base digital file for a garment and a custom digital file for the garment, which may be used in garment production. For example, a system may receive information providing various specifications for manufacturing a garment, generate a base digital file for the garment, receive a request to transform the garment from a first garment size to a second garment size, and then generate a custom digital file for the garment by applying custom user body measurements to the base digital file or by applying a grading scale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Akshay Vivek Choche, Shini Arora, Juthika Das, Nikita Jain, Simon Johnston, Nancy Yi Liang, Jennifer Lin, Matthew Keith Miller, Palvali Teja Burugu, Chetan Shivarudrappa, Gabriel J. Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20200402126
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided to customize a base digital file for a garment according to a user's body measurements and generate a custom digital file for the garment, which may be used in garment production. For example, a system may receive a request to generate a custom-fit garment, customization options, and information regarding a customer's body measurements, retrieve a base digital file for the garment, identify points and edges in the base digital file of the garment, adjust the points and edges according to defined equations that take into account the user's body measurements, generate a custom digital file for the garment, and display a visual representation of the customized garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Akshay Vivek Choche, Nancy Yi Liang, Nikita Jain, Palvali Teja Burugu, Juthika Das, Matthew Keith Miller, Li Yang, Shini Arora, Xiaowen Ding, Jennifer Lin
  • Publication number: 20200401114
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided to generate a base digital file for a garment, which may be used in garment production. For example, a system may receive a library from a data source and generate a base digital file for the garment. The base digital file may include a garment identifier, a panel object associated with a panel identifier and references to garment information in the library, and a seam object representing a seam that forms a portion of the garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Akshay Vivek Choche, Shini Arora, Juthika Das, Nikita Jain, Simon Johnston, Nancy Yi Liang, Jennifer Lin, Matthew Keith Miller, Palvali Teja Burugu, Chetan Shivarudrappa, Gabriel J. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 10820649
    Abstract: The incorporation of digitally-printed assembly instructions and notations into textile product assembly processes is described. In one embodiment, an order to purchase a textile product having a number of panels is received. The panels are arranged and placed into a template for printing on a textile printer. Seams among the panels are identified and, with reference to the seams, assembly tasks are compiled to assemble the textile product. The assembly tasks are ordered according to at least one assembly factor directed to efficiency, quality, or other factors. The assembly tasks are associated with a set of assembly notations according to an assembly notation syntax. The assembly notations are incorporated into the template for printing, and the textile printer is instructed to print the panels along with the assembly notations. Sewing workers can refer to the assembly notations to determine how the textile product should be assembled using the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Takayanagi Barnet, Javier Govea Mata, Nancy Yi Liang, Rouzbeh Safavi Aminpour
  • Patent number: 10814516
    Abstract: Aspects of on demand apparel manufacturing are described. A system of on demand apparel manufacturing includes a textile cutter and a computing device. The computing device is configured to perform a process including capturing an image of a textile sheet on the textile cutter, where the textile sheet includes a panel for a product. The process further includes identifying cut control factors using the image of the textile sheet, to account for a textile thread, weave, nap, or knit pattern of the textile sheet, a textile print pattern alignment on the textile sheet, or panel deformation of the textile sheet on the textile cutter. The process also includes generating cut control instructions to cut the textile sheet based in part on the image and the cut control factors, and instructing the textile cutter to cut the panel out from the textile sheet based in part on the cut control instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rouzbeh Safavi Aminpour, Aaron Takayanagi Barnet, Nancy Yi Liang, Adam N. Alexander, James Richard Wilson, Javier Govea Mata
  • Patent number: 10431216
    Abstract: Enhanced graphical user interfaces for transcription of audio and video messages is disclosed. Audio data may be transcribed, and the transcription may include emphasized words and/or punctuation corresponding to emphasis of user speech. Additionally, the transcription may be translated into a second language. A message spoken by a user depicted in one or more images of video data may also be transcribed and provided to one or more devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandra Lemon, Nancy Yi Liang
  • Patent number: 10412206
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for systems and methods for dynamic mode switching and management of communications between devices. Example methods include receiving a first event from a first application on a first device, determining a first application identifier of the first application, and determining that the first device is in a communal mode. Example methods may include determining a communal mode profile for the first device, where the communal mode profile is associated with a first user account identifier that is associated with the first device, determining a set of user account identifiers associated with an accessory device identifier of the accessory device, and associating the set of user account identifiers and the accessory device identifier with the communal mode profile. Example methods may include receiving an indication of a second event, and disassociating the set of user account identifiers from the communal mode profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nancy Yi Liang, Sandra Lemon, II, James Marvin Freeman, II
  • Patent number: 10286605
    Abstract: A three-dimensional item may be produced by a three-dimensional manufacturing apparatus to include a unique identifier. A set of three-dimensional manufacturing instructions may be generated, based at least in part on a three-dimensional model that represents the three-dimensional item and the unique identifier. The set of three-dimensional manufacturing instructions may be provided to the three-dimensional manufacturing apparatus to produce the three-dimensional item and the unique identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nancy Yi Liang, Aaron Takayanagi Barnet
  • Patent number: 10276149
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for dynamically outputting TTS content are disclosed. A speech-controlled device captures a spoken command, and sends audio data corresponding thereto to a server(s). The server(s) determines output content responsive to the spoken command. The server(s) may also determine a user that spoke the command and determine an average speech characteristic (e.g., tone, pitch, speed, number of words, etc.) used by the user when speaking commands. The server(s) may also determine a speech characteristic of the presently spoken command, as well as determine a difference between the speech characteristic of the presently spoken command and the average speech characteristic of the user. The server(s) may then cause the speech-controlled device to output audio based on the difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nancy Yi Liang, Aaron Takayanagi Barnet
  • Patent number: 10195666
    Abstract: A three dimensional manufacturing apparatus is provided with a construction tool configured to construct an item from a plurality of layers. The apparatus is also provided with a finishing tool configured to perform a finishing operation on at least one of the layers of the plurality of layers during construction of the item. The finishing operation may be performed on an exposed side edge of a layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Takayanagi Barnet, Nancy Yi Liang
  • Patent number: 10027662
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for dynamically authenticating a user are disclosed. A speech-controlled device captures a spoken command, and sends audio data corresponding thereto to a server. The server determines the audio data includes a spoken command to receive content, and therefrom determines a source storing the content. The server also determines threshold user authentication confidence score data associated with the content source. Based at least in part on the threshold user authentication confidence score data, the server determines a user authentication technique, and a device configured to capture user authentication data. The server determines user authentication confidence score data using user authentication data received from the device, and determines weighted user authentication confidence score data therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rohan Mutagi, Chintan Gohil, Sai Sailesh Kopuri, Philip Alexander Lee, Felix Wu, Nancy Yi Liang
  • Patent number: 9782906
    Abstract: Aspects of on demand apparel manufacturing are described. A system of on demand apparel manufacturing includes a textile cutter and a computing device. The computing device is configured to perform a process including capturing an image of a textile sheet on the textile cutter, where the textile sheet includes a panel for a product. The process further includes identifying cut control factors using the image of the textile sheet, to account for a textile thread, weave, nap, or knit pattern of the textile sheet, a textile print pattern alignment on the textile sheet, or panel deformation of the textile sheet on the textile cutter. The process also includes generating cut control instructions to cut the textile sheet based in part on the image and the cut control factors, and instructing the textile cutter to cut the panel out from the textile sheet based in part on the cut control instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rouzbeh Safavi Aminpour, Aaron Takayanagi Barnet, Nancy Yi Liang, Adam N. Alexander, James Richard Wilson, Javier Govea Mata
  • Publication number: 20170258164
    Abstract: The incorporation of digitally-printed assembly instructions and notations into textile product assembly processes is described. In one embodiment, an order to purchase a textile product having a number of panels is received. The panels are arranged and placed into a template for printing on a textile printer. Seams among the panels are identified and, with reference to the seams, assembly tasks are compiled to assemble the textile product. The assembly tasks are ordered according to at least one assembly factor directed to efficiency, quality, or other factors. The assembly tasks are associated with a set of assembly notations according to an assembly notation syntax. The assembly notations are incorporated into the template for printing, and the textile printer is instructed to print the panels along with the assembly notations. Sewing workers can refer to the assembly notations to determine how the textile product should be assembled using the panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Aaron Takayanagi Barnet, Javier Govea Mata, Nancy Yi Liang, Rouzbeh Safavi Aminpour
  • Patent number: 9623578
    Abstract: Aspects of on demand apparel manufacturing are described. A system of on demand apparel manufacturing includes a textile printer, textile cutter, and a computing device. The computing device is configured to perform a process including aggregating orders for products, organizing the orders according to a productivity factor, and arranging panels for products in the orders into an aggregated textile panel template. Arranging the panels can include aligning the panels among each other to reduce scrap in a textile sheet or orienting the panels with a thread, weave, nap, or knit pattern in the textile sheet, for example. The process can further include instructing the textile printer to print a plurality of panels for the products on the textile sheet based on the aggregated textile panel template, and instructing the textile cutter to cut the plurality of panels out from the textile sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Rouzbeh Safavi Aminpour, Aaron Takayanagi Barnet, Nancy Yi Liang, Adam N. Alexander, James Richard Wilson, Javier Govea Mata