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: 10444918
    Abstract: Touch sensor configurations for reducing electrostatic discharge events in the border area of a touch sensor panel is disclosed. Touch sensors (e.g., electrodes formed on the cover material and/or the opaque mask) can be susceptible to certain events such as arcing and discharge/joule heating, which may negatively affect touch sensor performance. Examples of the disclosure can include increasing the trace width, spacing, and/or thickness in the border area relative to the trace width, spacing, and/or thickness in the visible/active area along one or more sides of the touch sensor panel. In some examples, touch electrodes can be located exclusively in the visible/active areas along one or more sides of the touch sensor panel, while dummy sections can be included in both the border and visible/active areas. Additionally or alternatively, one or more gaps between adjacent touch electrodes in the border area or serpentine routing can be included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wencong Zhu, Albert Lin, Alexander A. Penn, Ashray Vinayak Gogte, Chun-Hao Tung, Hao Zhang, Hui Zhou, John Z. Zhong, Steven P. Hotelling, Sudip Mondal, Sumant Ranganathan, Sunggu Kang, Ramachandran Chundru, Viswa B. Pilla
  • Patent number: 10435674
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides engineered transaminase polypeptides for the production of amines, polynucleotides encoding the engineered transaminases, host cells capable of expressing the engineered transaminases, and methods of using the engineered transaminases to prepare compounds useful in the production of active pharmaceutical agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Codexis, Inc.
    Inventors: Weng Lin Tang, Helen Hsieh, Son Pham, Derek Smith, Steven J. Collier
  • Publication number: 20190299210
    Abstract: A cartridge assembly comprises a housing having an illumination chamber and a well plate. The well plate is maintained within the housing and has liquid wells to receive desired amounts of liquids. The well plate includes a fluidics analysis station aligned with the illumination chamber, and an interface window and interface ports located at the fluidics analysis station. The well plate includes a valve station and pump station. A piercer unit is provided in the housing and positioned proximate to the wells. The piercer unit includes a piercer element and is to be moved to a piercing position where the piercer element pierces a cover for the corresponding well. A pump assembly on the well plate at the pump station manages fluid flow through the channels between the pump station and the fluidics analysis station. The housing includes a flow cell chamber to receive a removable flow cell cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Richard L. Lemoine, James Osmus, Sz-Chin Steven Lin, Beng Keong Ang
  • Publication number: 20190303771
    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: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Ken Soong, Damien Albert Louis Coullon, Luis Steven Lin, Michael Maczka
  • Patent number: 10408436
    Abstract: A retention structure for retaining a recessed lighting fixture behind a ceiling includes an attachment structure that has a first wall and a second wall. The attachment structure is designed to be attached to a housing of a recessed light fixture. The retention structure further includes a screw attached to the first wall of the attachment structure and to the second wall of the attachment structure. The retention structure also includes a pawl attached to the threaded screw. The pawl is rotatable along with the threaded screw. The pawl is also axially movable along the threaded screw between the first wall of the attachment structure and the second wall of the attachment structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Grzegorz Wronski, Zhihong Lin, Steven Pyshos
  • Patent number: 10401988
    Abstract: The invention relates to a touch screen protector for a hand held electronic device having a front face that includes a touch screen portion and a non-functional band. The touch screen protector of the invention comprises a plastic film having front and back sides, an outer perimeter that corresponds to that of the device, and a transparent window; a spacer provided along the outer perimeter of the plastic film surrounding the transparent window, having a thickness sufficient to space the plastic film near but not in contact with the touch screen portion; an exposed adhesive for removably mounting the protector upon the outer perimeter of the front face to form an enclosed air space between the transparent window of the plastic film, the spacer and the touch screen portion of the device; and a joining adhesive for adhering the spacer to the back side of the plastic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: AEVOE CORP.
    Inventors: Michael Leonhard, Jonathan Lin, Steven Huang
  • Publication number: 20190263915
    Abstract: Cysteine engineered monospecific and bispecific EGFR and/or c-Met FN3 domain containing molecules comprising one or more free cysteine amino acids are prepared by mutagenizing a nucleic acid sequence of a parent molecule and replacing one or more amino acid residues by cysteine to encode the cysteine engineered FN3 domain containing monospecific or bispecific molecules; expressing the cysteine engineered FN3 domain containing molecules; and recovering the cysteine engineered FN3 domain containing molecule. Isolated cysteine engineered monospecific or bispecific FN3 domain containing molecules may be covalently attached to a detection label or a drug moiety and used therapeutically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Shalom GOLDBERG, Steven JACOBS, Tricia LIN, Karyn O'Neil
  • Patent number: 10393662
    Abstract: A method for forming a surface-enhanced fluorescence spectroscopy (SEFS) apparatus may include depositing a plurality of surface-enhanced spectroscopy (SES) elements onto respective tips of a plurality of nano-fingers, wherein the nano-fingers are arranged in sufficiently close proximities to each other to enable the tips of a group of adjacent nano-fingers to come into sufficiently close proximities to each other to enable the SES elements on the tips to trap fluorescent probe molecules that are to bind with target molecules when the nano-fingers are partially collapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin Zhou, Lihua Zhao, Steven J. Barcelo, Zhiyong Li
  • Patent number: 10394293
    Abstract: A method for providing over-heating protection of a target device within an information processing system is disclosed. A determination is made whether or not a power status of the information processing system is set to turn on a main power of a power supply device. If the power status of the information processing system is set to turn on a main power of a power supply device, a power switch of the target device is turned on; otherwise, another determining is made whether or not the target device is set to operate based on a user's setting. If the target device is set to operate based on the user's setting, the power switch of the target device is turned on; otherwise, the power switch of the target device is turned off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Himansu S. Das, Steven C. Chou, Richard Huang, Jeff Lin
  • Publication number: 20190249209
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides engineered polypeptides having imine reductase activity, polynucleotides encoding the engineered imine reductases, host cells capable of expressing the engineered imine reductases, and methods of using these engineered polypeptides with a range of ketone and amine substrate compounds to prepare secondary and tertiary amine product compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Haibin Chen, Steven J. Collier, Jovana Nazor, Joly Sukumaran, Derek Smith, Jeffrey C. Moore, Gregory Hughes, Jacob Janey, Gjalt W. Huisman, Scott J. Novick, Nicholas J. Agard, Oscar Alvizo, Gregory A. Cope, Wan Lin Yeo, Stefanie Ng Minor
  • Patent number: 10353269
    Abstract: A fully confined dual frequency optical resonator configured for optical coupling to light having a first frequency ?1. The dual frequency optical resonator includes a plurality of alternating layer pairs configured in a grating configuration, each layer pair having a first layer formed of a first material and a second layer formed of a second material, the first material and second material being different materials. Each layer having a thickness different than a thickness of an adjacent layer to provide thereby aperiodic layer pairs, the thicknesses of adjacent layers being selected to create, via wave interference with each layer, optical resonances at the first frequency ?1 and a second frequency ?2 which is a harmonic of ?1, and to ensure a maximum spatial overlap between confined modes over the materials such that an overall quality factor Q of at least 1000 is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: THE TRUSTEES OF PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Alejandro Rodriguez, Zin Lin, Steven G. Johnson, Marko Loncar, Xiangdong Liang
  • Patent number: 10351491
    Abstract: Processes for recovering paraxylene from at least two feedstreams containing xylene isomers. The process includes directing to a paraxylene recovery zone comprising at least one crystallization zone, a paraxylene-lean feedstream having a paraxylene to total xylene isomer ratio of 0.50 or less, and also directing to the paraxylene recovery zone, a paraxylene-rich feedstream having a paraxylene to total xylene isomer ratio of greater than 0.50. A paraxylene-containing product stream is recovered from the paraxylene recovery zone having a paraxylene to total xylene isomer ratio greater than that of the paraxylene-rich feedstream. The process provides improvements in paraxylene recovery efficiency and/or cost effectiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: BP Corporation North America Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Norwood, Chyau Lin, Jeffrey Amelse, Scott Roberts, Richard Wilsak, Brian Slusar
  • Patent number: 10343160
    Abstract: A cartridge assembly that comprises a housing, including a flow cell chamber to receive a flow cell, and a well plate having liquid wells to receive desired amounts of liquids. The well plate includes a valve station, a pump station and a fluidics analysis station, and channels associated therewith. A pump assembly to manage fluid flow through the channels between the pump station and the fluidics analysis station. A rotary valve assembly that includes a rotor shaft and rotor valve positioned to rotate about a rotational axis and to selectively couple the wells to the pump station. The rotor shaft includes a dual spline configuration at the distal end thereof. The dual spline configuration has first and second sets of splines. The first set of splines forms a drive interface and the second set of splines forms a position encoding interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: ILLUMINA, INC., ILLUMINA, SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Richard L. Lemoine, James Osmus, Sz-Chin Steven Lin, Beng Keong Ang
  • Patent number: 10336323
    Abstract: A system for preventing accidents includes an eye gaze detector for receiving an eye gaze vector from a driver. The system additionally comprises a proximity sensor for detecting locations of nearby objects and their velocities. A risk is determined based on the nearby object location and velocity. Additionally, the driver's knowledge of vehicle circumstances is determined based on the nearby object location and velocity as well as the eye gaze location. Responsive to the driver's knowledge and the risk, an alert is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven Feit, Nicholas A. Scheufler, Ross C. Miller, Michelle Kosterich, Jason Lin, Dave Jaeyeong Choi, Cody D. Grebe
  • Publication number: 20190184119
    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: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Nihon Kohden OrangeMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard William Crawford, Hong-Lin Du, Steven F. Landas, Phuoc Huu Vo
  • Publication number: 20190178546
    Abstract: A cooling system has both pumped refrigerant economization and direct expansion cooling. When outside air temperature is low enough that pumped refrigerant economization can provide enough cooling to satisfy cooling demand, only pumped refrigerant economization cooling is used to provide cooling. When outside air temperature is low enough that pumped refrigerant economization can provide some but not all of the cooling needed to satisfy cooling demand, the pumped refrigerant economization is operated at one hundred percent capacity and the direct expansion cooling is operated at a capacity to provide any supplemental cooling that is needed. If the outside air temperature is high enough that pumped refrigerant economization cannot provide any cooling, then only direct expansion cooling is used to provide cooling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Vertiv Corporation
    Inventors: Zhiyong LIN, Steven MADARA, Benedict J. DOLCICH, Stephen SILLATO, Daniel J. SCHUTTE
  • Patent number: 10308966
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides engineered polypeptides having imine reductase activity, polynucleotides encoding the engineered imine reductases, host cells capable of expressing the engineered imine reductases, and methods of using these engineered polypeptides with a range of ketone and amine substrate compounds to prepare secondary and tertiary amine product compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Codexis, Inc.
    Inventors: Haibin Chen, Steven J. Collier, Jovana Nazor, Joly Sukumaran, Derek Smith, Jeffrey C. Moore, Gregory Hughes, Jacob Janey, Gjalt W. Huisman, Scott J. Novick, Nicholas J. Agard, Oscar Alvizo, Gregory A. Cope, Wan Lin Yeo, Stefanie Ng Minor
  • Publication number: 20190164794
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a system, includes: a first pressurized load port interfaced with a workstation body; a second pressurized load port interfaced with the workstation body; the workstation body maintained at a set pressure level, wherein the workstation body comprises an internal material handling system configured to move a semiconductor workpiece within the workstation body between the first and second pressurized load ports at the set pressure level; a first modular tool interfaced with the first pressurized load port, wherein the first modular tool is configured to process the semiconductor workpiece; and a second modular tool interfaced with the second pressurized load port, wherein the second modular tool is configured to inspect the semiconductor workpiece processed by the first modular tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Chun-Jung Huang, Yung-Lin Hsu, Kuang Huan Hsu, Jeff Chen, Steven Huang, Yueh-Lun Yang
  • Publication number: 20190151314
    Abstract: Methods of inhibiting the replication of influenza viruses in a biological sample or patient, of reducing the amount of influenza viruses in a biological sample or patient, and of treating influenza in a patient, comprises administering to said biological sample or patient an effective amount of a compound represented by Structural Formula (I): or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein the values of Structural Formula (IA) are as described herein. A compound is represented by Structural Formula (IA) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein the values of Structural Formula (IA) are as described herein. A pharmaceutical composition comprises an effective amount of such a compound or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, adjuvant or vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Paul S. Charifson, Michael P. Clark, Upul K. Bandarage, Randy S. Bethiel, John J. Court, Hongbo Deng, loana Davies, John P. Duffy, Luc J. Farmer, Huai Gao, Wenxin Gu, Dylan H. Jacobs, Joseph M. Kennedy, Mark W. Ledeboer, Brian Ledford, Francois Maltais, Emanuele Perola, Tiansheng Wang, M. Woods Wannamaker, Randal Byrn, Yi Zhou, Chao Lin, Min Jiang, Steven Jones, Ursula A. Germann, Francesco G. Salituro, Ann Dak-Yee Kwong
  • Publication number: 20190143095
    Abstract: A nanodevice includes an array of metal nanorods formed on a substrate. An electropolymerized electrical conductor is formed over tops of a portion of the nanorods to form a reservoir between the electropolymerized conductor and the substrate. The electropolymerized conductor includes pores that open or close responsively to electrical signals applied to the nanorods. A cell loading region is disposed in proximity of the reservoir, and the cell loading region is configured to receive stem cells. A neurotrophic dispensing material is loaded in the reservoir to be dispersed in accordance with open pores to affect growth of the stem cells when in vivo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Steven J. Holmes, Qinghuang Lin, Emily R. Kinser, Nathan P. Marchack, Roy R. Yu