Patents by Inventor Qing Guo

Qing Guo 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: 20210223225
    Abstract: The invention relates to the technical field of test equipment, in particular to a test device for simulating pollutant migration and transformation in icing and melting processes of a water body. The device comprises: a transparent cylinder body with the top open and the bottom closed, used for holding a test water body; a transparent box body, wherein the top of the box body is provided with a through hole through which the cylinder body is provided in the box body; a first refrigerating system including a first evaporator provided in the cylinder body close to an opening of the cylinder body, wherein the first refrigerating system is used for controlling the temperature of a first space from a surface of a test water body in the cylinder body to the opening of the cylinder body through the first evaporator; and a second refrigerating system used for controlling the temperature in the box body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Shuhang WANG, Bo Zhang, Xia Jiang, Wenwen WANG, Yunyan Guo, Li Zhao, Junyi Chen, Qing Cai
  • Patent number: 10923101
    Abstract: A system, a computer program product, and method for controlling synthesized speech output on a voice-controlled device. The voice-controlled device recognized that speech input is being received. The voice-controlled device outputs synthesized speech based on the speech input. While outputting synthesized speech based on the audio is captured. The voice-controlled device recognized the audio input as speech and pausing the outputting of synthesized speech. Otherwise, in response to the captured audio not being recognized as speech and above a settable background noise threshold, pausing the outputting of synthesized speech. The paused output of speech based on the synthesized speech input is resumed after the pausing of the output of synthesized speech being within a settable pause timeframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shang Qing Guo, Jonathan Lenchner
  • Publication number: 20210004933
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating a panorama image. Captured images are coarsely aligned, and then finely aligned based on a combination of constraint values. The panorama image is generated from the finely aligned images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Kevin Wong, Qiqin Dai, Kaimo Lin, Brian Totty, Jianfeng Yin, Yacine Alami, Michael Bernardo, Paul Gauthier, Philip Guindi, Qing Guo, Luis Puig Morales, Brian Pugh, Konstantinos Nektarios Lianos, Angus Dorbie
  • Patent number: 10878462
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for the dynamic placement, management and monitoring of Internet advertising. A provider of Internet content distributes the Internet content by embedding an advertisement placeholder in the Internet content; and provides the Internet content to an aggregator web site. The aggregator web site presents the Internet content to at least one end user with at least one advertisement in the advertisement placeholder. The advertisement placeholder is processed by a third party agent to automatically share revenue from the at least one advertisement with the provider of the Internet content and a provider of the aggregator web site. The advertisement placeholder can optionally be embedded in the Internet content using one or more templates. The third party agent also evaluates the content and at least one policy of multiple parties to identify at least one advertisement to present in the advertisement placeholder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shang Qing Guo, Jeffrey Owen Kephart, Jonathan Lenchner
  • Publication number: 20200392330
    Abstract: This invention relates to a polycarbonate composition, comprising a polycarbonate, an impact-resistant modifier, a functional acrylic polymer and a preferred filler. In another aspect, this invention relates to a molded article prepared from said polycarbonate composition, wherein said article possesses a good apparent property and a good impact-resistant property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Qing Guo, Yu Ren
  • Publication number: 20200302681
    Abstract: The method for virtual interaction with a three-dimensional indoor room includes: generating a virtual room model, generating a virtual room visual representation, providing the room data to a display device, receiving a virtual object selection, rendering an updated virtual room visual representation based on the virtual object, and providing the updated virtual room visual representation to the display device. The method can optionally include updating virtual room S700. A system for virtual interaction with a three-dimensional indoor room includes: a backend platform and a front end application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Brian Totty, Yacine Alami, Michael Otrada, Qing Guo, Hai Shang, Aaron Shea, Philip Guindi, Paul Gauthier, Jianfeng Yin, Kevin Wong, Angus Dorbie
  • Publication number: 20200259320
    Abstract: A communication-based permissive protection method for protecting an electrical power distribution network from a fault. The network includes a power source, an electrical line and a plurality of fault interrupters, where the fault interrupters are operable to prevent current flow in response to the fault. The method includes detecting the fault by each fault interrupter that is between the fault and the power source, and sending a drop of voltage message from each fault interrupter that doesn't detect the fault, but does detect a drop of voltage as a result of the fault to its immediate upstream fault interrupter. The method opens the fault interrupter that both detects the fault and receives a drop of voltage message from all of the fault interrupters immediately downstream of that fault interrupter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: S&C Electric Company
    Inventors: Qing Guo, Yoav Sharon, Michael Meisinger
  • Publication number: 20200186858
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and system including a processor, a memory device accessible by the processor, and circuitry to selectively communicate with an on-the-go user device located at a location different from a location of the apparatus. The memory device stores instructions to permit the apparatus to selectively serve as an at-home user device that receives data from a wireless ad hoc network formed by sensors located within a link range of the circuitry of the on-the-go user device, data from the sensors of the wireless ad hoc network providing data for consumption by the at-home user device to permit an at-home user to be immersed in an experience of the location of the on-the-go user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Joel W. BRANCH, Shang Qing GUO, Jonathan LENCHNER, Maharaj MUKHERJEE
  • Publication number: 20200160832
    Abstract: A system, a computer program product, and method for controlling synthesized speech output on a voice-controlled device. A sensor is used to capture an image of a face of a person. A database of previously stored images of facial features is accessed. In response to i) not recognizing the at least one person the voice-controlled device selects a first set of conversational starters; ii) recognizing the person and recognizing previous communications with the person, the voice-controlled device selects a second set of conversational starters; iii) recognizing the person and not recognizing previous communications with the person, the voice-controlled device selects a third set of conversational starters; or iv) recognizing the at least one person and recognizing previous communications with the person selecting but do not know the person's name selecting a fourth set of conversational starters. The voice controlled device outputs the selected set of conversational starters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Shang Qing GUO, Jonathan LENCHNER
  • Patent number: 10657951
    Abstract: A system, a computer program product, and method for controlling synthesized speech output on a voice-controlled device. One or more sensors are used to detect whether one person or more than one person is within a first settable distance from the voice-controlled device. Next a determination is made whether the audio input received is recognized as speech. In response to only one person being detected within the settable distance, begin outputting synthesized speech based on the audio input without waiting for an attention word to be recognized and otherwise wait for additional criteria before outputting synthesized speech based on the speech input. The additional criteria includes determining that more than one person is detected and recognizing that the attention word is received before outputting synthesized speech based on the audio input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shang Qing Guo, Jonathan Lenchner
  • Patent number: 10609438
    Abstract: A method (and structure) includes forming a wireless ad hoc network with a plurality of sensors at a first location, the ad hoc network being a localized, decentralized network wherein each participating sensor has an equal status on the network for performing network functions and is free to associate with any other ad hoc network device in a link range of a vicinity of the first location. Data is transmitted from the plurality of sensors via the ad hoc network, for consumption by an at-home user located at a second location different from said first location. Each sensor indicates a location and a directivity of sensing in the vicinity of the first location, so that the plurality of sensors thereby can provide data sufficient for the at-home user to be immersed in an experience at the first location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joel W. Branch, Shang Qing Guo, Jonathan Lenchner, Maharaj Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 10593318
    Abstract: A system, a computer program product, and method for controlling synthesized speech output on a voice-controlled device. A sensor is used to capture an image of a face of a person. A database of previously stored images of facial features is accessed. In response to i) not recognizing the at least one person the voice-controlled device selects a first set of conversational starters; ii) recognizing the person and recognizing previous communications with the person, the voice-controlled device selects a second set of conversational starters; iii) recognizing the person and not recognizing previous communications with the person, the voice-controlled device selects a third set of conversational starters; or iv) recognizing the at least one person and recognizing previous communications with the person selecting but do not know the person's name selecting a fourth set of conversational starters. The voice controlled device outputs the selected set of conversational starters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shang Qing Guo, Jonathan Lenchner
  • Patent number: 10594926
    Abstract: A computer-implemented preferred picture-taking method, system, and computer program product that learns from the photos taken in the same camera or other sources to know the pictures the camera owner likes, and generates associated templates, imports/exports the templates among cameras, other devices and media, automatically takes a photo when the target person in the camera view matches with the owner's personal preferences (a selected template), and analyzes images in the template and the current view in the camera, calculates the delta, and generates position and orientation adjustment actions in space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shang Qing Guo, Jonathan Lenchner, Maharaj Mukherjee
  • Publication number: 20200084371
    Abstract: A computer-implemented preferred picture-taking method, system, and computer program product that learns from the photos taken in the same camera or other sources to know the pictures the camera owner likes, and generates associated templates, imports/exports the templates among cameras, other devices and media, automatically takes a photo when the target person in the camera view matches with the owner's personal preferences (a selected template), and analyzes images in the template and the current view in the camera, calculates the delta, and generates position and orientation adjustment actions in space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Shang Qing Guo, Jonathan Lenchner, Maharaj Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 10514492
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a backlight module including a light guide plate, an optical diaphragm group disposed on a light exiting surface of the light guide plate, and a backlight source disposed at a light incident end of the light guide plate, a middle frame, a radiating fin and a heat conducting connector. The middle frame is disposed on an outer surface of the backlight module and includes a bottom plate and a side wall. The radiating fin is attached to an internal surface of the bottom plate of the middle frame, and the heat conducting connector includes a first portion that contacts the backlight source and a second portion that only contacts a partial region of the radiating fin. The present disclosure also discloses a mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qing Guo, Yan Cheng
  • Patent number: 10495923
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a backlight module, which includes: a transparent light guiding body having a light incidence side surface and a sealed accommodating cavity; a plurality of quantum dots accommodated in the accommodating cavity; and a light source disposed adjacent to the light incidence side surface. The present disclosure also provides a liquid crystal display having the backlight module. The present disclosure prevent the quantum dot material from being affected by moisture and oxygen by sealing the quantum dot materials using glass flat plates, thereby facilitating the display of the liquid crystal display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mei Han, Qing Guo
  • Publication number: 20190362273
    Abstract: Techniques facilitating cognitive route planning for unit replenishment in a distributed network are provided. In one example, a computer-implemented method can include determining, by a system operatively coupled to one or more processors, a time limit for unit replenishment at a unit dispensing device based on a unit depletion rate for the unit dispensing device. The computer-implemented method can also include generating, by the system, a route plan for the unit replenishment based on the unit depletion rate, the time limit, and respective unit depletion rates and respective time limits for other unit dispensing devices of a set of unit dispensing devices. The unit depletion rate can be based on historical and projected withdrawal data. Further, the unit dispensing device can be included in the set of unit dispensing devices located within a defined area. The time limit can indicate time remaining until the unit dispensing device is depleted of units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Shang Qing Guo, Jonathan Lenchner, Maharaj Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 10482400
    Abstract: Techniques facilitating cognitive route planning for unit replenishment in a distributed network are provided. In one example, a computer-implemented method can include determining, by a system operatively coupled to one or more processors, a time limit for unit replenishment at a unit dispensing device based on a unit depletion rate for the unit dispensing device. The computer-implemented method can also include generating, by the system, a route plan for the unit replenishment based on the unit depletion rate, the time limit, and respective unit depletion rates and respective time limits for other unit dispensing devices of a set of unit dispensing devices. The unit depletion rate can be based on historical and projected withdrawal data. Further, the unit dispensing device can be included in the set of unit dispensing devices located within a defined area. The time limit can indicate time remaining until the unit dispensing device is depleted of units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shang Qing Guo, Jonathan Lenchner, Maharaj Mukherjee
  • Patent number: D872909
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Prince Wang, Miel Wellens, Jordin Guo, Qing Guo, Yi Li Liu
  • Patent number: D923963
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Qing Guo