Patents by Inventor Shuai SHAO

Shuai SHAO 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: 20210126304
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a battery cooling system includes a battery module with cells, liquid pumps, and a heat exchanger. A method, in response to the battery module discharging battery energy, sets a first liquid pump that is configured to push a first liquid coolant warmed by heat generated by the cells into a hot side of the heat exchanger to a first pump speed, and sets a second liquid pump that is configured to push a second liquid coolant into a cold side of the heat exchanger to a second pump speed. The method determines at least one of an adjusted first and second pump speeds by optimizing an objective function based on the first and second pump speeds, a battery discharge current, and a temperature of the second liquid coolant. The objective function is to minimize the power consumption of the system's cooling components which are the first and the second pumps according to one embodiment. The method modifies at least one of the first and second pump speeds according to the adjusted speeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Shuai Shao, Huawei Yang, Tianyi Gao
  • Publication number: 20210104788
    Abstract: Thermal management of a backup battery unit for datacenter applications is described. In one embodiment a method includes sending first control signals to a pump and a fan to set default speeds. The method includes collecting a battery discharge current from the battery and an ambient air temperature of the environment proximal to the battery. The method includes calculating an optimal control function based on the battery discharge current and the ambient air temperature. The method also includes determining an adjusted pump speed and an adjusted fan speed based on the optimal control function. The method includes sending the adjusted pump speed to the pump and the adjusted fan speed to the fan. A solution for optimizing the cooling power use of the fan and the pump is proposed and at the same time maintaining thermal conditions of the battery cells under dynamic and static conditions are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Shuai SHAO, Huawei YANG, Tianyi GAO
  • Patent number: 10966354
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a liquid cooling module includes a chassis, a supply liquid manifold and a return liquid manifold that are both fluidly coupled to a coolant source, a piece of information technology (IT) equipment that is mounted to the chassis and has an IT component, and a frame structure that includes: a pair of primary beams that are coupled to the chassis, a pair of secondary beams, each secondary beam being coupled to both primary beams, and a cold plate that is coupled to the pair of secondary beams. The plate is arranged to come into direct contact with the component. The plate is fluidly coupled to the supply liquid manifold to receive liquid coolant from the source and is fluidly coupled to the return liquid manifold to return warmed coolant to the source that is produced when heat generated by the component is transferred into the coolant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Shuai Shao, Tianyi Gao
  • Publication number: 20210086589
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an autonomous driving system to autonomously drive an autonomous driving vehicle (ADV) includes one or more processors, a perception module executed by the processors to perceive a driving environment surrounding the ADV, and a planning module executed by the processors to plan a path based on perception data of the driving environment to navigate through the driving environment. The processors are mounted on one or more cold plates coupled to a vehicle cooling system of the ADV, the vehicle cooling system having a first radiator and a first coolant distribution loop coupled to a vehicle engine of the ADV to provide liquid cooling to the vehicle engine. The cold plates are coupled to the first radiator via a second coolant distribution loop to receive a portion of the coolant from the first radiator to extract heat from the cold plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Shuai SHAO, Tianyi GAO
  • Publication number: 20210084797
    Abstract: An electronic rack includes an array of server blades arranged in a stack. Each server blade contains one or more servers and each server includes one or more processors to provide data processing services. The electronic rack further includes a coolant distribution unit (CDU) and a rack management unit (RMU). The CDU is configured to supply cooling liquid to the processors and to receive the cooling liquid carrying the heat exchanged from the processors. The CDU includes a liquid pump to pump the cooling liquid and a pump controller to control a pump speed of the liquid pump. The RMU is configured to manage the operations of the components within the electronic rack such as CDU, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Shuai SHAO, Tianyi GAO
  • Publication number: 20210057787
    Abstract: Thermal management of a backup battery unit for datacenter applications is described. In one embodiment, a backup battery unit includes one or more battery cells immersed in cooling liquid contained in an immersion tank. The immersion tank includes a temperature sensor. The battery unit also includes a first direct-current to-direct-current (DC/DC) converter electronically coupled to the battery cells and to an external power source for converting and controlling a charging voltage obtained from the external power source to charge the battery cells. The backup battery unit also includes a cooling-liquid pump for driving cooling liquid to the battery cells. The backup battery unit also includes a microcontroller coupled to the temperature sensor, the first DC/DC converter, and the cooling-liquid pump. The microcontroller is configured to control operations of the cooling-liquid pump based on temperature data obtained from the temperature sensor and an electrical current of the first DC/DC converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Baidu USA LLC
    Inventors: Huawei YANG, Shuai SHAO, Tianyi GAO
  • Patent number: 10918599
    Abstract: Provided are serum-stable nanoparticles comprising porphyrin-phospholipid conjugates. Also provided are compositions comprising the nano-particles. The nanoparticles can comprise cargo such as therapeutic agents and/or diagnostic agents (e.g., imaging agents) and be used in drug delivery methods based on NIR stimulated cargo release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Research Foundation for The State University of New York
    Inventors: Jonathan Lovell, Dandan Luo, Kevin Carter, Shuai Shao, Jumin Geng
  • Patent number: 10862200
    Abstract: An individual antenna element is described. In one embodiment, the individual antenna element is a patch antenna which has an electrically small radiating element with a U-shaped slot on an antenna substrate, with a gain greater than 2 dBi with +/?45 degree coverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuai Shao, Ken Gudan, Jonathan J. Hull
  • Patent number: 10783685
    Abstract: Techniques for fast generating a banner image are described herein. The disclosed techniques include selecting a size and a layout of the banner image and selecting a stock photo; generating a background canvas according to the size of the banner image; determining an initial size of the stock photo on the background canvas based at least in part on the size and the layout of the banner image; determining an adjusted size of the stock photo on the background canvas on a basis of the initial size using interpolation calculation; determining a position of the stock photo on the background canvas based at least in part on a drag operation; and generating the banner image that includes the background canvas and the stock photo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Shanghai Bilibili Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qing Fang, Shuai Shao, Wenjin Li
  • Patent number: 10754873
    Abstract: A determination is made, by a first device, that data in a first database is modified. The first database is associated with the first device. A notification is generated by the first device. The notification includes information associated with the data modification in the first database. The notification is transmitted by the first device to at least one second device. At least one second database is associated with the at least one second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Shuai Shao
  • Publication number: 20200125580
    Abstract: A determination is made, by a first device, that data in a first database is modified. The first database is associated with the first device. A notification is generated by the first device. The notification includes information associated with the data modification in the first database. The notification is transmitted by the first device to at least one second device. At least one second database is associated with the at least one second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Shuai SHAO
  • Patent number: 10609840
    Abstract: An electronic rack includes a heat removal liquid manifold, a number of server slots, and a number of server blades inserted therein. The liquid manifold distributes heat removal liquid from an external heat removal system to remove heat from the server blades. Each server blade includes a server tray to contain information technology (IT) components and a quick-release coupling assembly having a first liquid intake connector and a first liquid outlet connector coupled to a flexible hose to distribute the heat removal liquid to the IT components. The first liquid intake connector and the first liquid outlet connector are capable of extending outwardly external to the server tray to connect to, and disconnect from, a second liquid intake connector and a second liquid outlet connector mounted on the liquid manifold, respectively. The quick-release coupling assembly can self-retract and be secure to a block holder when disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Tianyi Gao, Yan Cui, Shuai Shao, Charles J. Ingalz, Ali Heydari
  • Publication number: 20190392621
    Abstract: Techniques for fast generating a banner image are described herein. The disclosed techniques include selecting a size and a layout of the banner image and selecting a stock photo; generating a background canvas according to the size of the banner image; determining an initial size of the stock photo on the background canvas based at least in part on the size and the layout of the banner image; determining an adjusted size of the stock photo on the background canvas on a basis of the initial size using interpolation calculation; determining a position of the stock photo on the background canvas based at least in part on a drag operation; and generating the banner image that includes the background canvas and the stock photo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Qing Fang, Shuai Shao, Wenjin Li
  • Patent number: 10411505
    Abstract: A reconfigurable array antenna and system for including the same are described. In one embodiment, the antenna apparatus comprises a feeding network and an array coupled to the feeding network, wherein the array has a plurality of locations, with each location capable of having an antenna element attached thereto, and wherein the feeding network is operable to combine energy received by antenna elements in the array, and the energy is combined by the feeding network in RF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuai Shao, Ken Gudan, Jonathan J. Hull
  • Publication number: 20190255188
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides nanostructures (e.g., monolayer or bilayer nanostructures) comprising porphyrins with cobalt chelated thereto such that the cobalt metal resides within monolayer or bilayer in the porphyrin macrocycle. The nanostructures can have presentation molecules comprising epitopes from microorganisms with a histidine tag attached thereto, such that at least a part of the his-tag is within the monolayer or bilayer and coordinated to the cobalt metal core and the presentation molecules are exposed to the outside of the nanostructures. The nanostructures can further comprise a cargo. The nanostructures can be used to deliver the cargo to an individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Lovell, Shuai Shao, Jumin Geng, Wei-Chiao Huang, Shwu-Maan Lee, Charles Richter King
  • Patent number: 10272160
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides nanostructures (e.g., monolayer or bilayer nanostructures) comprising porphyrins with cobalt chelated thereto such that the cobalt metal resides within monolayer or bilayer in the porphyrin macrocycle. The nanostructures can have presentation molecules with a histidine tag attached thereto, such that at least a part of the his-tag is within the monolayer or bilayer and coordinated to the cobalt metal core and the presentation molecules are exposed to the outside of the nanostructures. The nanostructures can further comprise a cargo. The nanostructures can be used to deliver the cargo to an individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: The Research Foundation for The State University of New York, PATH
    Inventors: Jonathan Lovell, Shuai Shao, Jumin Geng, Wei-Chiao Huang, Shwu-Maan Lee, Charles Richter King
  • Patent number: 10268940
    Abstract: According to the embodiments described herein, a stretchable RFID device can include an RFID chip and an RFID antenna. The RFID antenna can be electrically coupled and mechanically attached to the RFID chip. The RFID antenna can be impedance matched to the RFID chip across a broad bandwidth and can include two arms. Each of the two arms can include an end-loading body that at least partially surrounds an end-loading orifice. The end-loading body can stretch without consuming the end-loading orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: OHIO STATE INNOVATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Robert J. Burkholder, Asimina Kiourti, Shuai Shao, John L. Volakis
  • Patent number: 10158937
    Abstract: A speaker module comprising a module housing is disclosed. A speaker unit is accommodated within the module housing. A sound hole of the module is located at a side of the speaker unit. The speaker unit divides a cavity of the entire module into two cavities, namely a front acoustic cavity and a rear acoustic cavity. The front acoustic cavity is in communication with the sound hole. A sound-absorbing cotton is provided in the front acoustic cavity. The sound-absorbing cotton is fixed on the module housing, and is arranged to avoid a vibration space of a diaphragm of the speaker unit. The present invention effectively improves the performance of a sensitivity curve of the module at high frequencies without modifying the structure of the front acoustic cavity, thus not only increasing the acoustic performance of the module, but also simplifying the structure of the front acoustic cavity of the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: GOERTEK INC.
    Inventors: Shuai Shao, Chao Xu, Lianwen Shan
  • Publication number: 20180341693
    Abstract: A determination is made, by a first device, that data in a first database is modified. The first database is associated with the first device. A notification is generated by the first device. The notification includes information associated with the data modification in the first database. The notification is transmitted by the first device to at least one second device. At least one second database is associated with the at least one second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Shuai SHAO
  • Publication number: 20180303007
    Abstract: An electronic rack includes a heat removal liquid manifold, a number of server slots, and a number of server blades inserted therein. The liquid manifold distributes heat removal liquid from an external heat removal system to remove heat from the server blades. Each server blade includes a server tray to contain information technology (IT) components and a quick-release coupling assembly having a first liquid intake connector and a first liquid outlet connector coupled to a flexible hose to distribute the heat removal liquid to the IT components. The first liquid intake connector and the first liquid outlet connector are capable of extending outwardly external to the server tray to connect to, and disconnect from, a second liquid intake connector and a second liquid outlet connector mounted on the liquid manifold, respectively. The quick-release coupling assembly can self-retract and be secure to a block holder when disconnected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Tianyi Gao, Yan Cui, Shuai Shao, Charles J. Ingalz, Ali Heydari