Patents by Inventor Su Liu

Su Liu 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: 10356819
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for enabling a spatial reuse opportunity at a high efficiency (HE) station and a network allocation vector (NAV) reset capability at a legacy station using a Request to Send and/or Clear to Send (RTS and/or CTS) frame. For example, the method can include receiving a RTS frame with a redefined field that specifies spatial reuse information. The NAV can be set based on the RTS frame. The method can determine whether a second frame was received within a threshold time after a Short Interframe Space (SIFS). Finally, the method can reset the NAV based on whether the second frame was received within the threshold time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Guoqing Li, Yong Liu, Joonsuk Kim, Christiaan A. Hartman, Chiu Ngok E. Wong, Syed Aon Mujtaba, Matt Semersky, Su Khiong Yong
  • Patent number: 10348725
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed herein for establishing a file transfer connection via wearable devices (e.g., head-mounted wearable devices). A service executing on a cloud platform receives a connection authentication request including authentication data from wearable devices, each associated with a mobile device. Upon validating the connection authentication request, a file transfer connection between the wearable devices is established. The service receives a request from one of the wearable devices to transfer a file maintained by an associated mobile device to another mobile device. Upon validating this request, the service sends an authorization to transfer the file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporatino
    Inventors: Su Liu, Jun Su, John D. Wilson, Yin Xia
  • Patent number: 10348659
    Abstract: There is provided a method and system for processing a chat message. In this method, an emoji to be used in a chat session is obtained. And an emotion level is obtained, in which the emotion level is determined based on chat messages in the chat session. A type of emoji variation is determined according to the emotion level. And an emoji variation is provided according to the type of emoji variation and the obtained emoji.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Su Liu, Fei Shen, Lilian Lai, Louis Huang, Yin Qian
  • Patent number: 10347025
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation comprising receiving a request to generate a personalized emblem for a user, receiving data associated with the user from a plurality of data sources, extracting a plurality of data elements describing the user from the data associated with the user based on an extraction rule, selecting a first emblem template based on the plurality of extracted data elements and a template selection rule, modifying at least one attribute of the first emblem template based on a first extracted data element of the plurality of data elements, and generating the personalized emblem for the user by placing each of the plurality of extracted data elements in a respective location on the modified first emblem template based on a plurality of emblem layout rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Su Liu
  • Patent number: 10341065
    Abstract: During operation, an interface circuit in an electronic device may receive, from a second electronic device (such as an access point in a WLAN), an uplink trigger frame that may specify an access category. In response to the uplink trigger frame, the electronic device may first include data associated with the specified access category in one or more frames, and then may transmit the one or more frames to the second electronic device. Moreover, when all the data associated with the specified access category has been transmitted or when there is no data associated with the specified access category, and when there is leftover time in an allocation associated with the uplink trigger frame, the interface circuit may transmit the one or more frames to the second electronic device with additional data associated with another access category that is different from the specified access category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Guoqing Li, Yong Liu, Christiaan A. Hartman, Ashok Ranganath, Oren Shani, Su Khiong Yong, Jarkko L. Kneckt, Joonsuk Kim
  • Patent number: 10342013
    Abstract: In some embodiments, one or more wireless stations operate to configure Neighbor Awareness Networking (NAN)—direct communication with neighboring wireless stations, e.g., without utilizing an intermediate access point. Embodiments relate to scheduling of NAN ranging procedures, including to a first wireless station sending first information, including first scheduling preferences and a first ranging role, to a second wireless station. The first wireless device receives second information, including second scheduling preferences and a second ranging role, from the second wireless device. The first wireless station may initiate the ranging procedure based on the scheduling preferences and ranging parameters. Alternatively, the second wireless station and may initiate the ranging procedure based on the scheduling preferences and ranging parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Su Khiong Yong, Christiaan A. Hartman, Yong Liu, Lawrie Kurian, Peter N. Heerboth, Guoqing Li, Daniel R. Borges, Chiu Ngok E. Wong, Saravanan Balasubramaniyan, Tashbeeb Haque, Anand Rajagopalan
  • Publication number: 20190199663
    Abstract: There is provided a method and system for processing a chat message. In this method, an emoji to be used in a chat session is obtained. And an emotion level is obtained, in which the emotion level is determined based on chat messages in the chat session. A type of emoji variation is determined according to the emotion level. And an emoji variation is provided according to the type of emoji variation and the obtained emoji.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Su LIU, Fei SHEN, Lilian LAI, Louis HUANG, Yin QIAN
  • Publication number: 20190200295
    Abstract: An interface circuit in an electronic device (such as an access point) may receive a setup request associated with the recipient electronic device. The setup request may specify a group address for which the recipient electronic device wants to receive associated frames and a proposed transmission interval. Based at least in part on the proposed transmission interval, the electronic device may determine a transmission schedule and/or may assign, based at least in part on the group address, the recipient electronic device to an aggregated group having a flexible multicast service identifier (FMSID). Then, the electronic device may provide a wake-up frame for the recipient electronic device, where the wake-up frame includes an identifier of the aggregated group for which a group-addressed frame will subsequently be transmitted by the electronic device. Moreover, the wake-up frame may be provided at a transmission time based at least in part on the transmission schedule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Christiaan A. Hartman, Guoqing Li, Yong Liu, Su Khiong Yong, Jarkko L. Kneckt
  • Patent number: 10333784
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to brokering requests for cloud computing resources between a user and multiple infrastructure providers. According to one embodiment, an infrastructure manager acting as a broker receives a template including configuration information for one or more servers. For each of the plurality of infrastructure providers, the infrastructure manager generates an infrastructure provider-specific specification based on the generic template, transmits the provider-specific specification file to the infrastructure provider, and receives information from the infrastructure provider indicating whether the configuration is valid. The infrastructure receives a selection of one or more of the plurality of infrastructure providers to provision the one or more servers and requests the provisioning of the servers from the selected one or more of the plurality of infrastructure providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Su Liu, Michael S. Ly, Jorge D. Rodriguez, Paul Tippett
  • Publication number: 20190186816
    Abstract: A refrigerator-implemented method for optimizing placement of food items in different compartments of a refrigerator, according to one embodiment, includes: receiving a request to store a first type of food item in the refrigerator, determining, using detection hardware, each type of food item already stored in one or more of the compartments of the refrigerator, comparing a characteristic of the first type of food item with a same type of characteristic for each type of food item already stored in the one or more of the compartments of the refrigerator, selecting a first of the compartments in which to store the first type of food item based at least in part on the comparison, and outputting, using an output device, a recommendation to store the first type of food item in the first compartment. Other systems, methods, and computer program products are described in additional embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Inseok Hwang, Su Liu, Eric J. Rozner, Chungkuk Yoo
  • Publication number: 20190184485
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of all-position plasma welding process for titanium alloy pipeline, which may be used for welding a titanium alloy pipeline made of TA2 or TC4, with a wall thickness of 3˜16 mm, and a pipe diameter of 108 mm or more. When the wall thickness is 3˜9 mm, a keyhole type technology may be used for one-time welding formation, and when the wall thickness is 9˜16 mm, grooving treatment needs to be performed for the pipeline, and the keyhole type technology is used for backing welding, and then filling welding and covering welding are performed using filler wire welding through a melt-in technology. The method includes following steps: S1: performing pre-welding treatment for the pipeline; S2: clamping the pipeline; S3: setting welding parameters; S4: starting the welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Chunlin Dong, Chunfu Guo, Dan Liu, Weiqiang Sun, Boyan Liu, Yaoyong Yi, Shida Zheng, Jianglong Yi, Su Li, Ben Niu, Yanggui Xin, Xianghui Ren
  • Publication number: 20190186817
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, according to one embodiment, includes: detecting a first type of food item added to a first compartment of a refrigerator, determining an ideal storage temperature associated with the type of food item added to the first compartment, adjusting an ambient storage temperature in the first compartment to substantially match the ideal storage temperature associated with the first type of food item, detecting a second type of food item added to a second compartment of the refrigerator, determining an ideal storage temperature associated with the second type of food item added to the second compartment, and adjusting an ambient storage temperature in the second compartment to substantially match the ideal storage temperature associated with the second type of food item. The ideal storage temperature associated with the first type of food item is different than the ideal storage temperature associated with the second type of food item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Inseok Hwang, Su Liu, Eric J. Rozner, Chungkuk Yoo
  • Publication number: 20190188251
    Abstract: Embodiments for cognitively recommending auto-fill content by a processor. Communications generated from one or more applications or devices may be tracked. Auto-fill content extracted from the communications may be recommended to automatically fill into a target application. User reaction to the auto-fill content may be learned to refine user-interaction patterns on the target application or the one or more applications or devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Su Liu, Jeff Calcaterra, Qin Qiong Zhang, Cheng Xu
  • Publication number: 20190187786
    Abstract: Examples of techniques for preventing unintended input are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a computer-implemented method includes receiving, at a user device, an input. The method further comprises determining, by a processing device, whether a gaze of a user is directed to the user device. The method further comprises, based at least in part on determining that the gaze of the user is directed to the user device, authorizing the input at the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Kanak B. Agarwal, Inseok Hwang, Su Liu, Eric Rozner
  • Publication number: 20190189116
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes receiving voice input, parsing the voice input for determining words in the voice input, recognizing at least some of the words, identifying an accent of a speaker of the voice input, evaluating a word accent of at least some of the recognized words based on the identified accent of the speaker and analysis of the recognized words, generating an evaluated accent score for each of the at least some of the recognized words based on the evaluated word accent, identifying at least one of the recognized words as an accent word based on the evaluated accent score thereof, and outputting a recommended correct pronunciation of the accent word or words.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Zhichao Li, Kai Liu, Su Liu, Manjunath Ravi
  • Patent number: 10327145
    Abstract: An approach is provided that receives, from a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag included with a device, at least three different charge times. Each of the charge times corresponds to a different RFID reader that separately charges the RFID tag with each of the RFID readers being at a different geographic location. A distance between each of the RFID readers and the RFID tag is approximated based on the respective charge times and these approximate distances are used to identify a geographic position of the RFID tag using trilateration. The geographic position of the RFID tag is then used to determine whether to allow the device wireless access to a computer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Si Bin Fan, Yu Gu, Su Liu, Cheng Xu
  • Patent number: 10322097
    Abstract: A quinonemethide triterpenoid is administered to subjects with multidrug-resistant cancer, in particular a cancer with enhanced expression and/or functional activity of ABC transporter proteins such as P-glycoprotein and/or an apoptosis-deficient, in particular p53-, Bax- or Bak-deficient, cancer, i.e. specific subgroups of subjects with cancer. The quinonemethide triterpenoid is suitable to treat cancer allowing for an accumulation of cytotoxic or therapeutic compounds in the cells while having exceptionally increased cytotoxic activity towards the multidrug-resistant cancer cells and while allowing for an increased activity of chemotherapeutic compounds. Methods for specifically targeting cancer cells with multidrug-resistance and methods for potentiating the activity of a chemotherapeutic compound in those cancer cells are also disclosed. A kit including a quinonemethide triterpenoid and a chemotherapeutic compound is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: MACAU UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Kam Wai Wong, Yuen Kwan Law, Thomas Efferth, Su-Wei Xu, Sami Hamdoun, Liang Liu
  • Publication number: 20190175101
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer program product includes a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith. The program instructions are executable by a processing circuit to cause the processing circuit to receive collected data from one or more data collection devices, the collected data being aggregated over at least one month and comprising audio data including first voice input of a user of the one or more data collection devices. The program instructions also cause the processing circuit to store the audio data to a computer readable storage medium; determine an identity of the user based on comparing second voice input to the first voice input; and analyze the audio data for indications of hearing loss in the user over the period of time. The analysis includes determining a user's emotion during production of the audio input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Inseok Hwang, Su Liu, Eric J. Rozner, Chin Ngai Sze
  • Patent number: 10321423
    Abstract: In some embodiments, one or more wireless stations operate to configure direct communication with neighboring mobile stations, e.g., direct communication between the wireless stations without utilizing an intermediate access point. Embodiments of the disclosure relate to a mechanism for a wireless station to discover a neighboring peer wireless station, e.g., via peer-to-peer Wi-Fi communications, receive a synchronization beacon(s) from the neighboring peer wireless station, and synchronize timing with the neighboring peer wireless station based at least in part on the synchronization beacon(s). In addition, the wireless station may transmit, e.g., via Wi-Fi peer-to-peer communications, a data beacon to one or more neighboring wireless devices stations, wherein the one or more neighboring wireless stations are configured to synchronize timing with the wireless station based on the data beacon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Liu, Christiaan A. Hartman, Guoqing Li, Su Khiong Yong, Lawrie Kurian, Peter N. Heerboth
  • Patent number: 10318072
    Abstract: Method and system for detecting unintentional touch screen interaction. The method and system includes receiving touch data specifying information about a plurality of inputs on a touch screen, wherein the touch screen comprises a graphical user interface (GUI) comprising a first plurality of logical user interface (UI) elements. The method and system also include determining that the plurality of inputs was unintentional, based on a second plurality of logical UI elements that the plurality of inputs touch. The method and system conclude by prompting a user to verify that the plurality of inputs is intentional.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Inseok Hwang, Su Liu, Eric J. Rozner, Chin Ngai Sze