Patents by Inventor Sheng Zhao

Sheng Zhao 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: 20220020864
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a thin film transistor, a method for manufacturing thereof, an array substrate and a display device. The method for manufacturing the thin film transistor includes: forming a nanowire active layer on one side of a base substrate; forming a conductive protective layer on one side of the nanowire active layer away from the base substrate; forming an insulating layer on one side of the protective layer away from the nanowire active layer; etching the insulating layer using a dry etching process to form a first via hole exposing a first region of the protective layer and a second via hole exposing a second region of the protective layer; and forming a source-drain layer on one side of the insulating layer away from the protective layer, wherein the source-drain layer includes a first electrode and a second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Lizhen ZHANG, Zhi Wang, Yi Zhou, Wei He, Sheng XU, Huili Wu, Fang He, Xuefei Zhao, Shipei Li, Renquan Gu, Wusheng Li, Qi Yao, Jaiil Ryu
  • Patent number: 11225864
    Abstract: A method for controlling a MWD tool in a bottom hole assembly in a borehole includes the steps of installing a plurality of firmware in the MWD tool, turning a mud pump on an earth surface ON or OFF according to a pre-determined sequence; determining a mud flow in the borehole to be ON or OFF so as to form a binary signal; and sending the binary signal to the MWD tool. The plurality of firmware are pre-programmed to perform a plurality of tasks while the binary signal executes one of the plurality of firmware in the MWD tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Han, Sheng Zhan, Fengtao Hu, Jinhai Zhao
  • Patent number: 11225863
    Abstract: A drilling system that includes a mud pump disposed on an earth surface and a drill string with a bottom hole assembly (BHA) in a borehole. The drilling system can be controlled by turning the mud pump ON or OFF according to a pre-determined sequence so that the mud flow in the borehole fluctuates between high and low. The mud pulser in the bottom hole assembly senses the fluctuation in the mud flow and generates a binary signal accordingly. The mud pulser further sends the binary signal to a measurement-while-drilling (MWD) tool in the bottom hole assembly. The binary signal executes one or more firmware in the MWD tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Han, Sheng Zhan, Fengtao Hu, Jinhai Zhao
  • Publication number: 20220012165
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and apparatus for debugging a device. A particular embodiment of the method comprises: acquiring target running state information of a target device; constructing a running configuration template and a log collection template according to the target running state information; sending the running configuration template and the log collection template to an edge computing device, and receiving target log information sent by the edge computing device, so as to determine actual running state information; when the actual running state information is different from the target running state information, computing state difference information; and finally, modifying the running configuration template by means of the state difference information value information in order to obtain an updated running configuration template, and sending the updated running configuration template to the edge computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Sheng CHEN, Danfeng LU, Xin ZHAO
  • Publication number: 20220010475
    Abstract: A clothes treatment agent release device includes: a storage cavity in which a clothes treatment agent is stored; a release cavity with a liquid outlet and a liquid inlet communicating with the storage cavity, a one-way turn-on part arranged at the liquid inlet, and a one-way turn-on part being at the liquid outlet; a reciprocating piston in the release cavity; and a driving mechanism to drive the piston mechanism, the liquid inlet turn-on part/the liquid outlet turn-on part respectively and unidirectionally turn on the liquid inlet/the liquid outlet in the reciprocating motion of the piston mechanism. The clothes treatment agent in the storage cavity is sucked into the release cavity from the liquid inlet, and is discharged and released from the liquid outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicants: QINGDAO HAIER WASHING MACHINE CO., LTD., HAIER SMART HOME CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhiqiang ZHAO, Peishi LV, Sheng XU
  • Publication number: 20220001448
    Abstract: An apparatus for efficiently preparing spherical metal powder for 3D printing includes a housing, a crucible and a powder collection area arranged in the housing, wherein a turnplate arranged in the collection area is an inlaid structure. A material having a poor thermal conductivity is selected as the base of the turnplate, and a metal material having a wetting angle less than 90° with respect to droplets is selected and embedded into the base to serve as an atomization plane of the turnplate. An air hole is disposed in the turnplate. The spherical metal powder for 3D printing combines electromagnetic force breaking capillary jet flow and centrifugal atomization, which breaks through the traditional metal split mode, and makes the molten metal in a fibrous splitting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Wei DONG, Yao MENG, Sheng ZHU, Xiaoming WANG, Yang ZHAO, Yanyang WANG, Fumin XU, Zhaofeng BAI, Yang HAN, Guobin LI, Wenyu WANG, Qing CHANG, Zhiqiang REN, Jing SHI, Guofeng HAN, Tao TENG, Yu SUN, Zhiyong Qing
  • Publication number: 20210395932
    Abstract: A control method for a clothing treatment apparatus. The clothing treatment apparatus includes an air washing device for performing air washing on clothing. The control method includes: obtaining the material of clothing; obtaining the type of a clothing detergent; obtaining the type of a stain on the clothing; and determining a parametric range of air washing according to the material of the clothing, the type of the clothing detergent, and the type of the stain on the clothing. The embodiments allow clothing to be subjected to air washing treatment within an optical parametric range, i.e., a detergent can exert an activation function to the greatest extent, and also allows a stain to be removed and cleaned within the most suitable parametric range to improve the clothing decontamination capability, thereby improving a clothing treatment effect and improving user experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicants: QINGDAO HAIER DRUM WASHING MACHINE CO., LTD., Haier Smart Home Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sheng XU, Zhiqiang ZHAO, Kai LIU, Shiqiang SHAN
  • Publication number: 20210208283
    Abstract: An improved, efficient method for mapping world points from an environment (e.g., points generated by a LIDAR sensor of an autonomous vehicle) to locations (e.g., pixels) within rolling-shutter images taken of the environment is provided. This improved method allows for accurate localization of the world point in a rolling-shutter image via an iterative process that converges in very few iterations. The method poses the localization process as an iterative process for determining the time, within the rolling-shutter exposure period of the image, at which the world point was imaged by the camera. The method reduces the number of times the world point is projected into the normalized space of the camera image, often converging in three or fewer iterations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Sheng Zhao, Nicholas Lloyd Armstrong-Crews, Volker Grabe
  • Patent number: 11055287
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to an eigenvalue-based data query. An aspect includes receiving a query request that includes a query statement. Another aspect includes calculating eigenvalues of key component elements in the query statement. Another aspect includes matching eigenvalues of nodes in an execution plan of a historical query statement to the eigenvalues of the key component elements. Yet another aspect includes based on determining success of matching the eigenvalues of the key component elements to the eigenvalues of the nodes in an execution plan of the historical query statement, generating an execution plan of the query statement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jing Jing Liu, Lei Qiu, Chen Wang, Fu Fei Xu, Guang Zhou Zhang, Sheng Zhao, Zan Zhou
  • Patent number: 11017610
    Abstract: An electronic device detects and recovers from fault conditions while tracking its motion and building a map of its environment. A front-end motion tracking module detects fault conditions while tracking motion over time and provides mapping data to a back-end mapping module. The front-end motion tracking module indicates to the back-end mapping module when a fault condition has been detected and when the fault condition is no longer detected. The back-end mapping module generates maps from the mapping data and merges the maps to build a three-dimensional representation of the environment. The back-end mapping module buffers or discards any mapping data received from the front-end motion tracking module during the existence of a fault condition. The back-end mapping module merges the maps generated based on mapping data received before and after the fault condition and adds the merged maps to the three-dimensional representation of the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Esha Nerurkar, Sheng Zhao
  • Publication number: 20200331083
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a double one-track electro-discharge wire cutting method, comprising a step of forward wire running and a step of reverse wire running wherein a wire running direction of the step of forward wire running is opposite to that of the step of reverse wire running; with wire running in the step of forward wire running, one processing element is completed by discharge cutting processing, and with wire running in the step of reverse wire running, another processing element is completed by discharge cutting processing. The method can improve the processing efficiency and recycle the electrode wire while ensuring the processing precision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Ci wen He, Jin Sheng Zhao
  • Patent number: 10802147
    Abstract: An electronic device tracks its motion in an environment while building a three-dimensional visual representation of the environment that is used to correct drift in the tracked motion. A motion tracking module estimates poses of the electronic device based on feature descriptors corresponding to the visual appearance of spatial features of objects in the environment. A mapping module builds a three-dimensional visual representation of the environment based on a stored plurality of maps, and feature descriptors and estimated device poses received from the motion tracking module. The mapping module provides the three-dimensional visual representation of the environment to a localization module, which identifies correspondences between stored and observed feature descriptors. The localization module performs a loop closure by minimizing the discrepancies between matching feature descriptors to compute a localized pose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Esha Nerurkar, Simon Lynen, Sheng Zhao
  • Publication number: 20200278449
    Abstract: An electronic device tracks its motion in an environment while building a three-dimensional visual representation of the environment that is used to correct drift in the tracked motion. A motion tracking module estimates poses of the electronic device based on feature descriptors corresponding to the visual appearance of spatial features of objects in the environment. A mapping module builds a three-dimensional visual representation of the environment based on a stored plurality of maps, and feature descriptors and estimated device poses received from the motion tracking module. The mapping module provides the three-dimensional visual representation of the environment to a localization module, which identifies correspondences between stored and observed feature descriptors. The localization module performs a loop closure by minimizing the discrepancies between matching feature descriptors to compute a localized pose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Esha Nerurkar, Simon Lynen, Sheng Zhao
  • Patent number: 10761216
    Abstract: Various embodiments each include systems, methods, devices, or software for integer ambiguity resolution approach over a time window of GNSS/IMU data. One purpose of processing a window of data is to enhance the reliability of obtaining high-accuracy position estimation, using carrier-phase measurements, even in challenging environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Yiming Chen, Sheng Zhao, Jay A. Farrell
  • Patent number: 10521482
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for recommending new connections based on profile similarity and existing interconnections within a social network. One method includes an operation for detecting a request for new connections for a member of the social network, where the profile of the member includes values for certain attributes. Additionally, the method includes operations for identifying members that have at least one equal attribute to the attributes of the member, and for calculating a connection score for each identified member based on the respective values of the identified members attributes. Members are selected from the identified members based on the connection scores, and a ranking score for each selected member is obtained utilizing a machine learning algorithm that utilizes similarity analysis of the attributes to calculate the ranking score. The selected members are presented to the member as the possible new connections based on the ranking scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Liang Zhang, Lin Zhu, Di Wang, Sheng Zhao, Yang Liu, Shu Chen
  • Publication number: 20190358721
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a double one-track electro-discharge wire cutting method, comprising a step of forward wire running and a step of reverse wire running wherein a wire running direction of the step of forward wire running is opposite to that of the step of reverse wire running; with wire running in the step of forward wire running, one processing element is completed by discharge cutting processing, and with wire running in the step of reverse wire running, another processing element is completed by discharge cutting processing. The method can improve the processing efficiency and recycle the electrode wire while ensuring the processing precision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Ci wen He, Jin Sheng Zhao
  • Publication number: 20190236106
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for recommending new connections based on profile similarity and existing interconnections within a social network. One method includes an operation for detecting a request for new connections for a member of the social network, where the profile of the member includes values for certain attributes. Additionally, the method includes operations for identifying members that have at least one equal attribute to the attributes of the member, and for calculating a connection score for each identified member based on the respective values of the identified members attributes. Members are selected from the identified members based on the connection scores, and a ranking score for each selected member is obtained utilizing a machine learning algorithm that utilizes similarity analysis of the attributes to calculate the ranking score. The selected members are presented to the member as the possible new connections based on the ranking scores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Liang Zhang, Lin Zhu, Di Wang, Sheng Zhao, Yang Liu, Shu Chen
  • Publication number: 20190018879
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to an eigenvalue-based data query. An aspect includes receiving a query request that includes a query statement. Another aspect includes calculating eigenvalues of key component elements in the query statement. Another aspect includes matching eigenvalues of nodes in an execution plan of a historical query statement to the eigenvalues of the key component elements. Yet another aspect includes based on determining success of matching the eigenvalues of the key component elements to the eigenvalues of the nodes in an execution plan of the historical query statement, generating an execution plan of the query statement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Jing Jing Liu, Lei Qiu, Chen Wang, Fu Fei Xu, Guang Zhou Zhang, Sheng Zhao, Zan Zhou
  • Patent number: 10164987
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method for controlling access to personal information are generally described herein. In an example, a method may include receiving, at an internal server, data including personal information from a third party website, the personal information including a member identification to a social networking service, adding a time to live envelope to the data, receiving a request for the data, determining whether the time to live envelope indicates that the data is accessible, in response to determining that the time to live envelope indicates that the data is accessible, releasing the data according to the request, and aggregating the data with other information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sheng Zhao, Lutz Thomas Finger, Rezaur Rahman
  • Patent number: 10127901
    Abstract: The technology relates to converting text to speech utilizing recurrent neural networks (RNNs). The recurrent neural networks may be implemented as multiple modules for determining properties of the text. In embodiments, a part-of-speech RNN module, letter-to-sound RNN module, a linguistic prosody tagger RNN module, and a context awareness and semantic mining RNN module may all be utilized. The properties from the RNN modules are processed by a hyper-structure RNN module that determine the phonetic properties of the input text based on the outputs of the other RNN modules. The hyper-structure RNN module may generate a generation sequence that is capable of being converting to audible speech by a speech synthesizer. The generation sequence may also be optimized by a global optimization module prior to being synthesized into audible speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Pei Zhao, Max Leung, Kaisheng Yao, Bo Yan, Sheng Zhao, Fileno A. Alleva