Patents by Inventor Steven Lin

Steven Lin 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: 11220624
    Abstract: Compounds, compositions and methods of use thereof are provided, the compounds comprising a hydrophobically modified polyelectrolyte comprising a nonionic monomer, an ionic monomer, a monomer having the structure of Formula 1, and a monomer having the structure of Formula 2, wherein R1, R2, R3, R5, R6, and R7 are independently hydrogen, unsubstituted alkyl, substituted alkyl, carbonyl, carboxyl, aryl, or alkaryl; R4 is linear C3 to C30 alkyl; R8 is branched C3 to C30 alkyl; X1 and X2 are independently —C(O)O—, —C(O)NR9—, —O—, —C(R9)2O—, -arylene-, -arylene-C(R9)2O—, -arylene-C(R9)2N(R10)— or -arylene-C(R9)2N+(R10)2—; R9 and R10 is independently hydrogen or a C1 to C4 alkyl; and wherein a molar ratio of the monomer of Formula 1 to the monomer of Formula 2 is from about 1.5:1 to about 15:1. The compounds are useful as viscosifying agents in oil and gas applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: ChampionX USA Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Steven Popeney, En-Wei Lin, Paul Joseph Zinn, Pious Kurian, Heinrich Enoch Bode
  • Patent number: 11213644
    Abstract: Examples described herein include multiple control systems for medical devices, such as medical ventilators. Examples of multiple control of a medical ventilator in an isolation room are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Nihon Kohden OrangeMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard William Crawford, Jr., Hong-Lin Du, Steven F. Landas, Phuoc Huu Vo
  • Patent number: 11205128
    Abstract: An online social networking system collects data relating to members, and clusters the data into a plurality of clusters. The system identifies anomalous activity by a member in a cluster, and predicts an update to a profile of the member based on the identified anomalous activity of the member. The system presents to the member a proposed update to the profile of the member based on the prediction, receives input from the member in response to the proposed update, and updates the profile of the member based on the input received from the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ken Soong, Damien Albert Louis Coullon, Luis Steven Lin, Michael Maczka
  • Publication number: 20210299661
    Abstract: A method includes engaging a well of a cartridge with a flow sensor of an instrument. The cartridge includes: a rotary valve including a rotatable port and a center port; the well in fluid communication with a channel, the channel including a channel port that the rotatable port is to align to in order to receive fluid from the well; and a flowcell including an inlet gasket in fluid communication with the center port. A source of pressurized air is connected to the flow sensor in order to establish a mass flow of air through a flow path. The flow path extends through one of the flow sensor, the channel, the rotary valve, and the flowcell. The mass flow of air through the flow path is measured with the flow sensor. It is determined if there is one of an air leak and an air blockage within the flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Sz-Chin Steven LIN, Richard LEMOINE, Rajagopal PANCHAPAKESAN, Wesley A. COX-MURANAMI, Darren SEGALE
  • Publication number: 20210259232
    Abstract: A release device for a vaporizable and/or sublimateable pesticide is provided. The release device is suitable for use against subterranean pests (e.g. fire ants). The release device may be driven into and/or placed in a cavity within the soil or other substrate where the pests reside. The release device comprises a vapor injector which releases the pesticidal composition through apertures into the pest habitat, where it is distributed in vapor form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Nathan Woodbury, Robert James Etsu Takeuchi, Steven Lin, Anthony Hoover, Shannon Pyke
  • Patent number: 11009957
    Abstract: A system includes a computer programmed to identify a plurality of audio amplitudes of an audio input. The computer is programmed to identify a plurality of time intervals of the audio input between respective identified audio amplitudes. The computer is programmed to map a haptic pattern based on identified audio amplitudes and the time intervals. The computer is programmed to actuate a motor to output the haptic pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Yifan Chen, Abhishek Sharma, Qianyi Wang, Steven Lin
  • Publication number: 20210069664
    Abstract: Methods, compositions, and systems for distributing nucleic acids into array regions are provided. The methods, compositions, and systems utilize nucleic acid condensing agents to increase efficiency of distribution of the nucleic acids into the array regions. Various methods for facilitating distribution of the nucleic acids to the array regions are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Lei Sun, Jaime Juan Benitez-Marzan, Natasha Popovich, Sassan Sheikholeslami, Steven Lin, Aparna Vedula
  • Patent number: 10814299
    Abstract: Methods, compositions, and systems for distributing nucleic acids into array regions are provided. The methods, compositions, and systems utilize nucleic acid condensing agents to increase efficiency of distribution of the nucleic acids into the array regions. Various methods for facilitating distribution of the nucleic acids to the array regions are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
    Inventors: Lei Sun, Jaime Juan Benitez-Marzan, Natasha Popovich, Sassan Sheikholeslami, Steven Lin, Aparna Vedula
  • Patent number: 10711300
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods, compositions, and systems for distributing molecules and complexes into reaction sites. In particular, the methods, compositions, and systems of the present invention result in an active loading of molecules and complexes into reaction sites with improved efficiency over loading by passive diffusion methods alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
    Inventors: Satwik Kamtekar, Keith Bjornson, Leewin Chern, Steven Lin
  • Patent number: 10675655
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a device and method for powder distribution and an additive manufacturing method, wherein different size or kind of powders could be chosen to be accommodated within a receptacle. The receptacle can uniformly mix the powder by a rotation movement, pour out the powders by the rotation movement and distribute the powders for forming a layer by a translation movement. In another embodiment, the receptacle further comprises a heating element for preheating the powders. Not only can the present disclosure uniformly mix the powders so as to reduce the thermal deformation and distribute the powder layer compactly, but also can the present disclosure distribute different kinds of powder in different layer so as to increase the diversity in additive manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chuan-Sheng Zhuang, Ching-Chih Lin, Steven Lin, Wei-Lun Tai, Wen-Peng Tseng, Ji-Bin Horng
  • Publication number: 20200159328
    Abstract: A system includes a computer programmed to identify a plurality of audio amplitudes of an audio input. The computer is programmed to identify a plurality of time intervals of the audio input between respective identified audio amplitudes. The computer is programmed to map a haptic pattern based on identified audio amplitudes and the time intervals. The computer is programmed to actuate a motor to output the haptic pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Yifan CHEN, Abhishek SHARMA, Qianyi WANG, Steven LIN
  • Patent number: 10632945
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to receive a user-selected vehicle-detectable state and corresponding user-defined state-variable value. The processor is also configured to receive a user-defined vehicle-enactable action. The processor is further configured to save the state-variable value as a condition for enacting the vehicle-enactable action saved in conjunction with the state-variable value. The processor is additionally configured to monitor the vehicle-detectable state and enact the vehicle-enactable action upon determining via the monitoring that the vehicle-detectable state corresponds to the user-defined state-variable value saved in conjunction with the state-variable value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Lin, Yifan Chen
  • Publication number: 20200108382
    Abstract: A system includes a fluidic device, a flow control valve, a first reagent fluid reservoir fluidly connectable to the fluidic device by the flow control valve, a first fluid buffer reservoir fluidly connectable to the fluidic device by the flow control valve, and a common fluid buffer source fluidly connectable to the fluidic device by the flow control valve. The flow control valve permits flow comprising: (i) flow from the first reagent fluid reservoir to the fluidic device, (ii) flow from the common fluid buffer source to the fluidic device, (iii) flow from the fluidic device to the first fluid buffer reservoir, (iv) flow from the first reagent fluid reservoir to the fluidic device, and (v) flow from the first fluid buffer reservoir to the fluidic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley A. Cox-Muranami, Kay Klausing, Bradley Kent Drews, Nicholas Watson, Jennifer Olivia Foley, Murphy Hitchcock, Paul Sangiorgio, Sz-Chin Steven Lin
  • Publication number: 20200108386
    Abstract: A method for testing a microfluidic device includes interfacing a microfluidic device to a fluidic parameter testing system. The microfluidic device has an internal rotary valve and internal fluidic channels. Each channel has a port with a predetermined port position that the rotary valve is to align to in order to select any one of a plurality of reagents which flow through the channels. The rotary valve is rotated via the testing system to a plurality of rotary valve position of the rotary valve. A fluidic parameter of the microfluidic device is measured at each rotary valve position. The fluidic parameter is mapped relative to the rotary valve positions. It is determined from the mapping if the rotary valve aligns with each of the predetermined port positions for a flow of the reagents through the channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Wesley A. COX-MURANAMI, Sz-Chin Steven LIN, Rajagopal PANCHAPAKESAN, Darren SEGALE, Richard LEMOINE
  • Publication number: 20200079356
    Abstract: Systems and methods for operating an engine and a torque converter are presented. In one example, slip of a torque converter is adjusted via at least partially closing or opening a torque converter clutch in response to vehicle vibration. The vehicle vibration may be based on road surface conditions and an actual total number of operating cylinders of the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Steven Lin, John Eric Rollinger, Adam J. Richards, Justin Cartwright
  • Patent number: 10576471
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices, systems and methods for conducting a reaction using electrowetting in a vertical or substantially vertical position. Some embodiments disclosed herein provide fluidic cartridges for use in a substantially vertical position comprising: (a) a front substrate; (b) a back substrate; (c) a droplet operations gap formed between the front substrate and the back substrate; and (d) a plurality of electrodes on the front substrate or the back substrate, wherein the plurality of electrodes are configured to transport a droplet along a substantially vertical plane defined by the front substrate and the back substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ILLUMINA, INC.
    Inventors: James Osmus, Richard L. Lemoine, Jian Gong, Sz-Chin Steven Lin
  • Patent number: 10570418
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions and methods of site-specific modification of a target DNA, or a protein associated with a target DNA, in a eukaryotic cell. The present disclosure provides methods of binding a target DNA in a eukaryotic cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Doudna, Steven Lin, Brett T. Staahl
  • Patent number: 10543836
    Abstract: Systems and methods for operating an engine and a torque converter are presented. In one example, slip of a torque converter is adjusted via at least partially closing or opening a torque converter clutch in response to vehicle vibration. The vehicle vibration may be based on road surface conditions and an actual total number of operating cylinders of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Lin, John Eric Rollinger, Adam J. Richards, Justin Cartwright
  • Publication number: 20190388469
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided for highly efficient delivery of Cas9 and Cas9 ribonucleoproteins to cells, including primary hematopoietic cells and primary hematopoietic stem cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander Marson, Jennifer Doudna, Jeffrey Bluestone, Kathrin Schumann, Steven Lin
  • Publication number: 20190354254
    Abstract: An input is received from a user selecting one or more of a plurality of icons on a non-wearable user device display. A wearable device is instructed to display the selected icons on a wearable device display. A vehicle component is actuated based on a second input selecting one of the icons displayed on the wearable device display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Yifan CHEN, Qianyi WANG, Steven LIN, Abhishek SHARMA