Patents by Inventor Sam Liang

Sam 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).

  • Patent number: 11549908
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to a one-piece structure for a solid electrolyte chemical sensor (SECS) having a first surface defining a cavity (210, 305, 415) designed to receive a substrate (215, 350, 410) that retains a solid electrolyte (365, 440), an internal water impermeable coating (425) on at least a portion of the first surface, a second surface that is substantially coplanar with an adjacent peripheral edge of a top surface of the substrate (215, 350, 410) when the substrate (215, 350, 410) is received in the cavity (210, 305, 415), and a plurality of electrical contacts (335, 340, 345, 450a-450b) disposed on the second surface adapted to electrically couple with the electrodes (435a-435c) on the substrate (215, 350, 410) when the substrate (215, 350, 410) is received in the cavity (210, 305, 415) and electrical paths are provided between respective electrical contacts (335, 340, 345, 450a-450b) and electrodes (435a-435c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Lei Xiao, Feng Liang, Jianming Jin, Guoqiang Ni, Qinghui Mu, Sam Su
  • Patent number: 10834521
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to aspects of the invention verify requests for information over a network. Computing devices communicating over a network transmit numerous signals with various types of information including spatial information, temporal information, device-specific information, and transmission specific information. This information may be used to generate statistical records of valid request for information. Various combinations of these signals may be used to determine whether a request for information is a valid request based on the statistical records associated with the signals. Where a request for information has been verified, the system and method may provide the information. Where the request for information has not been verified, the system and method may deny the request for information. Thus the system and method may be used to prevent and block scraping and spamming attacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Sam Liang, Michael Chu, Yuhua Luo, Zhengrong Ji, Yan Yu
  • Publication number: 20200349588
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and method for determining advertising conversion metrics. In some implementations, a method includes receiving spatial information associated with a user in connection with an advertisement presented through a wireless device 102. The advertisement is associated with an offline 110 store having a geographic location. A likelihood of conversion is determined based, at least in part, on the spatial information and the geographic location of the offline store 110.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Sam Liang, Marius C. Milner
  • Patent number: 10755288
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and method for determining advertising conversion metrics. In some implementations, a method includes receiving spatial information associated with a user in connection with an advertisement presented through a wireless device 102. The advertisement is associated with an offline 110 store having a geographic location. A likelihood of conversion is determined based, at least in part, on the spatial information and the geographic location of the offline store 110.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Sam Liang, Marius C. Milner
  • Publication number: 20190236616
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and method for determining advertising conversion metrics. In some implementations, a method includes receiving spatial information associated with a user in connection with an advertisement presented through a wireless device 102. The advertisement is associated with an offline 110 store having a geographic location. A likelihood of conversion is determined based, at least in part, on the spatial information and the geographic location of the offline store 110.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Sam Liang, Marius C. Milner
  • Patent number: 10349202
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to aspects of the invention verify requests for information over a network. Computing devices communicating over a network transmit numerous signals with various types of information including spatial information, temporal information, device-specific information, and transmission specific information. This information may be used to generate statistical records of valid request for information. Various combinations of these signals may be used to determine whether a request for information is a valid request based on the statistical records associated with the signals. Where a request for information has been verified, the system and method may provide the information. Where the request for information has not been verified, the system and method may deny the request for information. Thus the system and method may be used to prevent and block scraping and spamming attacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Sam Liang, Michael Chu, Yuhua Luo, Zhengrong Ji, Yan Yu
  • Patent number: 10304065
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and method for determining advertising conversion metrics. In some implementations, a method includes receiving spatial information associated with a user in connection with an advertisement presented through a wireless device 102. The advertisement is associated with an offline 110 store having a geographic location. A likelihood of conversion is determined based, at least in part, on the spatial information and the geographic location of the offline store 110.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Sam Liang, Marius C. Milner
  • Patent number: 9936339
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to aspects of the invention verify requests for information over a network. Computing devices communicating over a network transmit numerous signals with various types of information including spatial information, temporal information, device-specific information, and transmission specific information. This information may be used to generate statistical records of valid request for information. Various combinations of these signals may be used to determine whether a request for information is a valid request based on the statistical records associated with the signals. Where a request for information has been verified, the system and method may provide the information. Where the request for information has not been verified, the system and method may deny the request for information. Thus the system and method may be used to prevent and block scraping and spamming attacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Sam Liang, Michael Chu, Yuhua Luo, Zhengrong Ji, Yan Yu
  • Patent number: 9239929
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system of quarantining user location information receives from a user device user location information that includes personally identifiable user data and user position data associated with one or more geographic positions of the user. The user location information is temporarily stored in a quarantine data storage database for a predetermined quarantine time, during such time it can be used for various analysis. After the quarantine time, personally identifiable user data of the user location information is filtered out before the user position data is sent for long-term storage to a filtered data storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Yan Yu, Sam Liang, Michael Chu, Yuhua Luo, Zhengrong Ji
  • Patent number: 8489732
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to aspects of the invention verify requests for information over a network. Computing devices communicating over a network transmit numerous signals with various types of information including spatial information, temporal information, device-specific information, and transmission specific information. This information may be used to generate statistical records of valid request for information. Various combinations of these signals may be used to determine whether a request for information is a valid request based on the statistical records associated with the signals. Where a request for information has been verified, the system and method may provide the information. Where the request for information has not been verified, the system and method may deny the request for information. Thus the system and method may be used to prevent and block scraping and spamming attacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Sam Liang, Michael Chu, Yuhua Luo, Zhengrong Ji, Yan Yu
  • Patent number: 8423791
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system of quarantining user location information receives from a user device user location information that includes personally identifiable user data and user position data associated with one or more geographic positions of the user. The user location information is temporarily stored in a quarantine data storage database for a predetermined quarantine time, during such time it can be used for various analyses. After the quarantine time, personally identifiable user data of the user location information is filtered out before the user position data is sent for long-term storage to a filtered data storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Yan Yu, Sam Liang, Michael Chu, Yuhua Luo, Zhengrong Ji
  • Patent number: 8370340
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system of building a user reputation database for use in a user location data system. The method and system receive user location information containing personally identifiable data of a user and user position data. The user position data may or may not represent one or more actual geographic positions of the user. The user location information is temporarily stored and analyzed to provide a spam score associated with the user position data indicative of whether the user position data represents the actual geographic positions of the user. Data indicative of the spam score is also provided to user reputation database to store a user reputation score associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Yan Yu, Sam Liang, Michael Chu, Yuhua Luo, Zhengrong Ji
  • Patent number: 8255393
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system of building a user reputation database for use in a user location data system. The method and system receive user location information containing personally identifiable data of a user and user position data. The user position data may or may not represent one or more actual geographic positions of the user. The user location information is temporarily stored and analyzed to provide a spam score associated with the user position data indicative of whether the user position data represents the actual geographic positions of the user. Data indicative of the spam score is also provided to user reputation database to store a user reputation score associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Yan Yu, Sam Liang, Michael Chu, Yuhua Luo, Zhengrong Ji
  • Publication number: 20100153216
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and method for determining advertising conversion metrics. In some implementations, a method includes receiving spatial information associated with a user in connection with an advertisement presented through a wireless device 102. The advertisement is associated with an offline 110 store having a geographic location. A likelihood of conversion is determined based, at least in part, on the spatial information and the geographic location of the offline store 110.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: Sam Liang, Marius C. Milner
  • Publication number: 20100020776
    Abstract: The invention pertains to location approximation of devices, e.g., wireless access points and client devices in a wireless network. Location estimates may be obtained by observation/analysis of packets transmitted or received by the access point. For instance, data rate information associated with a packet is used to approximate the distance between a client device and the access point. This may be coupled with known positioning information to arrive at an approximate location for the access point. Confidence information and metrics about whether a device is an access point and the location of that device may also be determined. Accuracy of the location determination may be affected by factors including propagation and environmental factors, transmit power, antenna gain and diversity, etc. A location information database of access points may employ measurements from various devices over time. Such information may identify the location of client devices and provide location-based services to them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adel Amin Youssef, Arunesh Mishra, Sam Liang, Michael Chu, Ravi Jain
  • Patent number: 7559560
    Abstract: The present utility model disclosed a main support frame, which has two bushings each set on the right and left side of said main support frame respectively; two supporting pipes, each inserted in one of the bushings of the main support frame; two P-shaped armrests, each connects with one of the supporting pipes; two pairs of front-wheel assembly and rear wheel assembly, each pair of front-wheel assembly and rear wheel assembly is connected with the main support frame; and a seat component comprising a seat body and a folding mechanism, said seat component can be folded in the middle and is set between the left side and right side of main support frame. Said folding mechanism consists of a first branch pipe and a second branch pipe, which hinge joint with each other in the middle, one end of the first branch pipe and the second branch pipe hinge joint with the left side and right side of the main support frame respectively, the other end connect with the two ends of said seat body respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Genteel Homecare Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qingfeng Li, Sam Liang
  • Patent number: 7497226
    Abstract: A walker comprises: a cross brace having an end sleeve on each end, N-shaped leg extensions, a lock body having a housing and a block having an axis hole, wherein the leg extension is covered by the end sleeve, the lock body is provided on top of the end sleeve, the leg extension and the lock body are provided with a pin hole and a connecting pin hole respectively at corresponding positions and fixed by a lock pin, the housing of the lock body is provided with a hole for sub axis, the block is connected inside the housing by a sub axis passing through the hole for sub axis and the axis hole, the end sleeve is provided with an orientation hole, a flange for fitting with the orientation hole is provided at the bottom of the block in the housing, a stretch part with a bearing rod is provided inside the leg extension, and the bearing rod leans against the upper portion of the block above the axis hole by passing through a through hole on the leg extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Genteel Home Care Products Co. Ltd
    Inventors: Qinfeng Li, Sam Liang
  • Publication number: 20080308137
    Abstract: A walker comprises: a cross brace having an end sleeve on each end, N-shaped leg extensions, a lock body having a housing and a block having an axis hole, wherein the leg extension is covered by the end sleeve, the lock body is provided on top of the end sleeve, the leg extension and the lock body are provided with a pin hole and a connecting pin hole respectively at corresponding positions and fixed by a lock pin, the housing of the lock body is provided with a hole for sub axis, the block is connected inside the housing by a sub axis passing through the hole for sub axis and the axis hole, the end sleeve is provided with an orientation hole, a flange for fitting with the orientation hole is provided at the bottom of the block in the housing, a stretch part with a bearing rod is provided inside the leg extension, and the bearing rod leans against the upper portion of the block above the axis hole by passing through a through hole on the leg extension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: GENTEEL HOME CARE PRODUCTS CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Qinfeng LI, Sam LIANG
  • Publication number: 20070170699
    Abstract: The present utility model disclosed a main support frame, which has two bushings each set on the right and left side of said main support frame respectively; two supporting pipes, each inserted in one of the bushings of the main support frame; two P-shaped armrests, each connects with one of the supporting pipes; two pairs of front-wheel assembly and rear wheel assembly, each pair of front-wheel assembly and rear wheel assembly is connected with the main support frame; and a seat component comprising a seat body and a folding mechanism, said seat component can be folded in the middle and is set between the left side and right side of main support frame. Said folding mechanism consists of a first branch pipe and a second branch pipe, which hinge joint with each other in the middle, one end of the first branch pipe and the second branch pipe hinge joint with the left side and right side of the main support frame respectively, the other end connect with the two ends of said seat body respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Inventors: Qingfeng Li, Sam Liang
  • Publication number: 20070109961
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of determining throughput between a first host and a second host of at least one network is disclosed. The method includes the first host intentionally corrupting ICMP packets by manipulating a checksum of the ICMP packets. The first host sends the corrupted ICMP packets to the second host through the at least one network. The first host additionally sends non-corrupted ICMP packets to the second host. Based on responses from second host to the ICMP packets, the first host estimates a throughput between the first host and the second host. The throughput includes a first direction throughput from the first host to the second host, a second direction throughput from the second host to the first host, and a round trip throughput between the first host and the second host.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventor: Sam Liang