Patents by Inventor Paul Ma

Paul Ma 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: 20200044850
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for secure data transmission using natural language. One of the methods includes: obtaining sensitive information for a user; obtaining a natural language key for the user, wherein the natural language key for the user includes one or more natural language tokens; generating decoding data for the sensitive information for the user, wherein generating the decoding data comprises: for each place in the sensitive information for the user: assigning a respective one of the natural language tokens in the natural language key for the user to the value at the place, and generating one or more respective dummy natural language tokens for each value of the respective set of possible values for the place other than the value at the place; and providing the decoding data for use in decoding the natural language key into the sensitive information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Yi Ma, Antoine Raux, Paul Yang, Felicia Wong
  • Patent number: 10554616
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for generating a mobile device-specific identifier usable across native mobile applications and mobile browsers with a unified opt-out mechanism. A mobile device generates a transient identifier for the mobile device and maps the transient identifier to a stable identifier of the mobile device using at least one call to a service endpoint coupled to the mobile device via a communications network. A browser application on the mobile device renders a webpage, the webpage comprising first instructions, executed by the browser application, to retrieve the stable identifier of the mobile device using at least one call to the service endpoint coupled to the mobile device via a communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Criteo S.A.
    Inventors: Dan Teodosiu, Bruno Roggeri, Philippe Joseph François Bourcier, Paul Bryan Davis, Jimmy Ma, Baptiste Gérard Adrien Marie Courtois
  • Patent number: 10540254
    Abstract: Technologies for analyzing persistent memory programs include a computing device having persistent memory. The computing device executes a persistent memory program that includes one or more store operations to the persistent memory. The computing device records persistent memory store events of the persistent memory program and constructs a load dependency graph of the persistent memory program. The persistent memory store events may include persistent memory stores, cache flush events, memory fence events, and persistent memory commit events. The computing device replays the persistent memory store events and analyzes the load dependency graph. The computing device may identify persistency programming errors in the persistent memory program. The computing device may identify persistent memory commit points of the persistent memory program. The computing device may identify groups of persistent memory store operations to persist atomically. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Zhiqiang Ma, Paul M. Petersen
  • Patent number: 10524525
    Abstract: The present invention relates to bodysuits for use as personal protective equipment comprising a torso portion comprising a front side; a back side including a sealable port through which a wearer can enter and exit the bodysuit when donning or doffing the bodysuit, respectively; a waist region; a neck opening; a pair of upper limb openings; and a pair of lower limb openings; two arm portions each extending from one of the upper limb opening; and two leg portions each extending from one of the lower limb opening and methods for the removal of such body suits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Youseph Yazdi, Melody Tan, Matthew Petney, William Alexander LeMay Patterson, Siavash Parkhideh, Jill Andrews, Patience Osei, Soumyadipta Acharya, Chandrakant Ruparelia, HarshadKumar Sanghvi, Timothy Patrick Harrigan, Nahyun Kate Cho, Qian Liu, Brandon Craft, Paul Fearis, Sami Messai, Brian Ma, Meagan Hawes, Reeve Ilse Heinis, Jason Onslow Leroy Johnson, Erin Reisfeld, Arjun Shailesh Vachhani, Timothy Campbell, Neil Rens, Madeleine Clegg, Elizabeth Anne Stokley, Jessica Jeang, Christopher Chiang, Willibrord Shasha, Bailey Topper, Kimberly Ashman, Michael Parlato
  • Publication number: 20190390949
    Abstract: A method and system for determining a thickness of a conductive film layer deposited on a wafer include at two eddy current sensors to take electrical resistivity measurements of the conductive film layer on the wafer as the wafer is being transported by a robot arm, a temperature sensor to determine a temperature change of the wafer during the electrical resistivity measurement, and a processing device to adjust a value of the electrical resistivity measurement by an amount based on the determined temperature change and to determine a thickness of the conductive film layer using the adjusted value of the electrical resistivity measurement and a previously determined correlation between electrical resistivity measurement values and respective thicknesses of conductive film layers. Alternatively, the wafer can be kept at a steady temperature when taking electrical resistivity measurements of the conductive film layer to determine a thickness of the conductive film layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: KAI WU, WEI MIN CHAN, PEIQI WANG, PAUL MA, EDWARD BUDIARTO, KUN XU, TODD J. EGAN
  • Publication number: 20190375753
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are pyrozolo-pyrimidin-amino-cycloalkyl compounds, analogs thereof, pharmaceutical compositions comprising thereof and therapeutic uses therefor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Minna H. T. Bui, Adrian O. Dukes, Xinping Han, Dennis X. Hu, Jeffrey J. Jackson, Yoo Min Ko, Paul R. Leger, Anqi Ma, Jack Maung, Andrew A. Ng, Akinori Okano, Omar Robles, Grant Shibuya, Hunter P. Shunatona, Jacob B. Schwarz, Anton A. Shakhmin, David J. Wustrow, Mikhail Zibinsky
  • Publication number: 20190374542
    Abstract: Provided herein are KRAS G12C inhibitors, such as composition of the same, and methods of using the same. These inhibitors are useful for treating a number of disorders, including pancreatic, colorectal, and lung cancers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: John Gordon ALLEN, Brian Alan LANMAN, Jian CHEN, Anthony B. REED, Victor J. CEE, Longbin LIU, Patricia LOPEZ, Ryan Paul WURZ, Thomas T. NGUYEN, Shon Booker, Jennifer Rebecca ALLEN, Margaret CHU-MOYER, Albert AMEGADZIE, Ning CHEN, Clifford GOODMAN, Jonathan D. LOW, Vu Van MA, Ana Elena MINATTI, Nobuko NISHIMURA, Alexander J. PICKRELL, Hui-Ling WANG, Youngsook SHIN, Aaron C. SIEGMUND, Kevin C. YANG, Nuria A. TAMAYO, Mary WALTON, Qiufen XUE
  • Publication number: 20190376741
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system, method and apparatus for processing natural gas in an LNG facility. A natural gas feed is introduced into a heavies removal unit. The heavies removal system includes a heavies removal column and a distillation column. The heavies removal column and the distillation column are connected via a purge/recovery line. One or more components of the natural gas feed is purged from the heavies removal column to the distillation column via the purge/recovery line to obtain a specified concentration or concentration range of heavy components feeding into the distillation column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Attilio J. PRADERIO, Qi MA, Wesley R. QUALLS, Will T. JAMES, Michael J. CALDERON, Paul R. DAVIES
  • Patent number: 10495270
    Abstract: A light projection device includes a mixing tube having an open exit end, and a plurality of light sources, each of the plurality of light sources positioned to emit a light stream toward the open exit end of the mixing tube. A diffuser is disposed between the plurality of light sources and the open exit end of the mixing tube, the diffuser configured to diffuse at least one light stream from the plurality of light sources into a diffused light stream. A template is positioned proximate the open exit end of the mixing tube and configured to shape the diffused light stream from the diffuser into a patterned light stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Burgess, William H. Valentine, Jr., Jing Ma, Paul J. Wilcynski
  • Patent number: 10489760
    Abstract: An apparatus that operates to cause financial transfers responsive to data read from data bearing records, includes at least one processor that is in operative connection with a card reader, a check acceptor, a cash dispenser and a display. The at least one processor causes the machine to operate to read card data from a user card, and to cause a determination to be made that the read card data corresponds to an authorized financial account. The at least one processor is operative to cause data to be read from a check and/or cash to be dispensed, and a financial transfer to or from the account corresponding to the value thereof. Machine instructions are output and user transaction inputs can be received through either a primary or an auxiliary touch screen display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul D. Magee, James Block, Randall W. Jenkins, Tim Crews, Michael J. Harty, Richard C. Lute, Klaus A. Steinbach, Natarajan Ramachandran, Songtao Ma, Sathish M. Irudayam, Robert Konecny, James D. Atkinson
  • Patent number: 10487399
    Abstract: A chamber lid assembly includes: a central channel having an upper portion and a lower portion and extending along a central axis; a housing at least partially defining a first and a second annular channel, each fluidly coupled to the central channel; a first plurality of apertures disposed along a horizontal plane through the housing to provide a multi-aperture inlet between the first annular channel and the central channel; a second plurality of apertures disposed along a horizontal plane through the housing to provide a multi-aperture inlet between the second annular channel and the central channel, wherein the first and the second plurality of apertures are angled differently with respect to the central axis so as to induce opposing rotational flow of gases about the central axis; and a tapered bottom surface extending from the lower portion of the central channel to a peripheral portion of the chamber lid assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Dien-Yeh Wu, Paul Ma, Guodan Wei, Chun-Teh Kao
  • Publication number: 20190351413
    Abstract: An instrument includes a reagent management system. The reagent management system includes a plurality of reagent wells, each reagent well operable to contain a reagent of a plurality of reagents positioned therein. The reagent management system is operable to select a flow of reagent from one of the plurality of reagents. A flexible connection includes a laminate stack and includes a first flexible channel in fluid communication with the reagent management system. The first flexible channel is operable to route the flow of reagent therethrough. A flow cell includes a flow channel in fluid communication with the first flexible channel. The flow channel is operable to route the flow of reagent over analytes positioned in the flow channel. The flexible connection enables the flow cell to be moved by the instrument relative to a fixed reference point in the instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: Cyril DELATTRE, Minsoung RHEE, Jeffrey LIU, Wesley COX-MURANAMI, Paul CRIVELLI, Jennifer FOLEY, Darren SEGALE, Jay TAYLOR, Matthew HAGE, Philip PAIK, Erik ALLEGOREN, David HERTZOG, Alex MOROZ-SMIETANA, Xiaoxiao MA, Tsukasa TAKAHASHI, Brandon WESTERBERG
  • Publication number: 20190355976
    Abstract: A method for forming an anode of a sodium ion battery includes a step of heat treating the red phosphorus precursor and reduced graphene oxide powder at a first temperature that vaporizes the red phosphorus precursor such that red phosphorus structures grow on the reduced graphene oxide powder. Another method for forming an anode of a sodium ion battery includes steps of placing a red phosphorus precursor and a graphene oxide precursor in a reaction chamber; establishing a reducing environment in the reaction chamber; and heating the red phosphorus precursor and a graphene oxide precursor to a first temperature that is sufficient temperature to form a composite of red phosphorus and reduced graphene oxide. Characteristically, red phosphorus deposition and graphene oxide reduction are completed simultaneously in a single-step heat treatment. A method for making a black phosphorus-composite for sodium-ion batter anodes is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: CHONGWU ZHOU, XUAN CAO, QINGZHOU LIU, YIHANG LIU, YUQIANG MA, CHENFEI SHEN, LIANG CHEN, ANYI ZHANG, PAUL DAVID ASIMOW
  • Publication number: 20190343838
    Abstract: Provided herein are KRAS G12C inhibitors, composition of the same, and methods of using the same. These inhibitors are useful for treating a number of disorders, including pancreatic, colorectal, and lung cancers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: John Gordon Allen, Jennifer Rebecca Allen, Ana Elena Minatti, Qiufen Xue, Ryan Paul Wurz, Christopher M. Tegley, Alexander J. Pickrell, Thomas T. Nguyen, Vu Van Ma, Patricia Lopez, Longbin Liu, David John Kopecky, Michael J. Frohn, Ning Chen, Jian Jeffrey Chen, Aaron C. Siegmund, Albert Amegadzie, Nuria A. Tamayo, Shon Booker, Clifford Goodman, Mary Walton, Nobuko Nishimura, Youngsook Shin, Jonathan D. Low, Victor J. Cee, Anthony B. Reed, Hui-Ling Wang, Brian Alan Lanman
  • Publication number: 20190338415
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for increasing reflectivity of an aluminum layer on a substrate. In some embodiments, a method of depositing an aluminum layer on a substrate comprises depositing a layer of cobalt or cobalt alloy or a layer of titanium or titanium alloy on the substrate with a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process, pre-treating the layer of cobalt or cobalt alloy with a thermal hydrogen anneal at a temperature of approximately 400 degrees Celsius if a top surface of the layer of cobalt or cobalt alloy is compromised, and depositing a layer of aluminum on the layer of cobalt or cobalt alloy or the layer of titanium or titanium alloy with a CVD process at a temperature of approximately 120 degrees Celsius. Pre-treatment of the layer of cobalt or cobalt alloy may be accomplished for a duration of approximately 60 seconds to approximately 120 seconds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: JACQUELINE WRENCH, LIQI WU, HSIANG NING WU, PAUL MA, SANG-HO YU, FUQUN GRACE VASIKNANONTE, NOBUYUKI SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20190326120
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for forming a p-metal work function nitride film having a desired p-work function on a substrate, including: adjusting one or more of a temperature of a substrate, a duration of one or more temporally separated vapor phase pulses, a ratio of a tungsten precursor to a titanium precursor, or a pressure of a reaction to tune a work function of a p-metal work function nitride film to a desired p-work function, and contacting the substrate with temporally separated vapor phase pulses of the tungsten precursor, the titanium precursor, and a reactive gas to form a p-metal work function nitride film thereon having the desired p-work function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Guoqiang JIAN, WEI TANG, CHI-CHOU LIN, PAUL MA, YIXIONG YANG, MEI CHANG, WENYI LIU
  • Patent number: 10445902
    Abstract: Techniques are described in which a device is configured to retrieve a metadata buffer for rendering a sub-frame of a set of sub-frames for a frame. A data block of a data buffer is configured to store image data for rendering the sub-frame. In response to determining, based on the metadata buffer for rendering the sub-frame, that the sub-frame includes a color pattern, fixed color value, or combination thereof, the device refrains from retrieving the image data from the data block of the data buffer and determines the image data for rendering the sub-frame based on the metadata buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Andrew Evan Gruber, Serag GadelRab, Zhenbiao Ma, Meghal Varia, Tao Wang, Tom Longo, Mark Sternberg, Paul Chow
  • Publication number: 20190307735
    Abstract: This invention relates to the treatment of chronic kidney disease, including diabetic nephropathy, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), nephrotic syndrome, non-diabetic chronic kidney disease, renal fibrosis or acute kidney injury by the administration of an RGD mimetic integrin receptor antagonist, either as a single agent or in combination with other agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP
    Inventors: Jason M. Cox, Lijun Ma, Xiaoyan Zhou, Robin E. Haimbach, Paul J. Coleman, Haihong Zhou, David E. Kelley, Selwyn Aubrey Stoch, Le T. Duong, Maarten Hoek
  • Publication number: 20190300507
    Abstract: Compounds of Formula I and Formula II, pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, stereoisomers of any of the foregoing, I or mixtures thereof are agonists of the APJ Receptor and may have use in treating cardiovascular and other conditions. Compounds of Formula I and Formula II have the structures where the definitions of the variables are provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Yinhong CHEN, Alan C. CHENG, Mikkel V. DEBENEDETTO, Paul John DRANSFIELD, James S. HARVEY, Jonathan HOUZE, Aarif Yusuf KHAKOO, Su-Jen LAI, Zhihua MA, Vatee PATTAROPONG, Gayathri SWAMINATH, Charles KREIMAN, David C. MOEBIUS, Ankit SHARMA
  • Publication number: 20190290648
    Abstract: Compounds of Formula I and Formula II, pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, stereoisomers of any of the foregoing, or mixtures thereof are agonists of the APJ Receptor and may have use in treating cardiovascular and other conditions. Compounds of Formula I and Formula II have the following structures: (I) (II) where the definitions of the variables are provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Yinhong CHEN, Paul John DRANSFIELD, James S. HARVEY, Julie Anne HEATH, Jonathan HOUZE, Aarif Yusuf KHAKOO, David J. KOPECKY, Su-Jen LAI, Zhihua MA, Nobuko NISHIMURA, Vatee PATTAROPONG, Gayathri SWAMINATH, Wen-Chen YEH, Philip Dean RAMSDEN