Patents by Inventor Tao Zhao

Tao 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).

  • Patent number: 10386983
    Abstract: An electrostatic sensing device comprises an electrostatic sensing module and a control unit electrically connected to the electrostatic sensing module. The electrostatic sensing module comprises a first electrostatic sensing element comprising opposite ends, and two first electrodes. The two first electrodes are separately located on and electrically connected to the two opposite ends of the first electrostatic sensing element. The first electrostatic sensing element is a single walled carbon nanotube or a few-walled carbon nanotube. The control unit electrically is configured to apply a direct voltage to the first electrostatic sensing element and measure a current/resistance of the first electrostatic sensing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xin-He Wang, Dong-Qi Li, Jiang-Tao Wang, Wen-Yun Wu, Yu-Jun He, Peng Liu, Qing-Yu Zhao, Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 10386982
    Abstract: An electrostatic sensing device comprises an electrostatic sensing module and a control unit electrically connected to the electrostatic sensing module. The electrostatic sensing module comprises a first electrostatic sensing element comprising opposite ends, and two first electrodes. The two first electrodes are separately located on and electrically connected to the two opposite ends of the first electrostatic sensing element. The first electrostatic sensing element is a single walled carbon nanotube or a few-walled carbon nanotube. The control unit electrically is configured to apply a direct voltage to the first electrostatic sensing element and measure a current/resistance of the first electrostatic sensing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xin-He Wang, Dong-Qi Li, Jiang-Tao Wang, Wen-Yun Wu, Yu-Jun He, Peng Liu, Qing-Yu Zhao, Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Publication number: 20190253271
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an intelligent home control system and method relating to feedback adjustments and power management techniques. In the process for implementing the system and method, firstly, data information may be received by the data receiving module. Secondly, the received data information may be analyzed by the processing module. Different control information may be generated based on the analysis and processing result of the data information, according to adjustment modes of operation states of different devices. Again, the control information may be transmitted via a wireless communication module. Then, the operation state of a corresponding device may be separately controlled and adjusted by the adjustment module. At the same time, the power source management module may manage power supply of modules and devices in the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicants: LUCIS TECHNOLOGIES (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD., LUCIS TECHNOLOGIES HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Defeng SHI, Lin ZHOU, Shan GUAN, Tao ZHAO
  • Publication number: 20190251143
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a web page rendering method and a related device. The method includes: After receiving a page loading request of a client, a server may obtain initial page content matching the page loading request and return the initial page content to the client, where the initial page content includes a front-end framework and at least one DOM. The client may load the at least one DOM based on the front-end framework; obtain, based on a feature attribute of each DOM of the at least one DOM, a page template and a page metadata that match the DOM; render the page metadata based on the page template to obtain an HTML segment of the DOM; and finally form an HTML page by using all HTML segments. Hardware deployment costs of the server can be reduced, thereby improving page rendering efficiency and system performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Yaya DAI, Feng HU, Tao ZHANG, Yiquan ZHAO
  • Patent number: 10379653
    Abstract: A touch substrate includes a first transparent electrode layer, a transparent flexible dielectric layer and a second transparent electrode layer. The first transparent electrode layer comprises first touch detection electrodes arranged in an array and insulated from each other. During the touch detection period, a first touch detection signal is loaded simultaneously to the first and second transparent electrode layer, and the touch position can be determined by detecting a change in the capacitance value of each of the first touch detection electrodes. During the pressure detection period, a second touch detection signal may be loaded to one of the first transparent electrode layer and the second transparent electrode layer, and the pressure in the z direction perpendicular to the surface of the touch screen can be determined by detecting a change in the capacitance value between each of the first touch detection electrodes and the second transparent electrode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoliang Ding, Xue Dong, Xiaochuan Chen, Haisheng Wang, Yingming Liu, Weijie Zhao, Shengji Yang, Tao Ren
  • Publication number: 20190239475
    Abstract: A fountain is capable of directing liquid into an underlying basin as an at least generally laminar column to minimize the noise and splashing associated with recirculating a liquid about the fountain. The fountain includes a basin, a faucet mounted on the basin and including an apex and a spout opening that is located beneath the apex and that discharges liquid into the basin, a pump in fluid connection with the basin and the faucet, and an uplift hose that connects the pump to the faucet, Fountain characteristics that can be selected, controlled, and/or altered to achieve these effects may include the inclination of the spout opening of the faucet relative to the vertical and/or the horizontal, the linear flow rate of liquid out of the spout opening, the vertical distance between the apex of the faucet and the surface of the liquid and/or the bottom of the basin, and the characteristics of uplift hose and pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Qing He, Tao Huang, Dong Zhao, Wei Chao, Ke Li, Yingchun Mao, John M. Lipscomb
  • Publication number: 20190241480
    Abstract: A method and device for preparing propylene and C4 hydrocarbons from oxygen-containing compounds. By circulating 80 wt. % or more of the hydrocarbons with five or more carbons in the product into a catalytic cracking lift pipe to perform a cracking reaction to generate a product containing propylene and C4 hydrocarbons, the method improves the reaction rate of ethylene alkylation, and the unit volume production capacity of reactor is high.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: DALIAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    Inventors: Mao YE, Tao ZHANG, Changqing HE, Jinling ZHANG, Xiangao WANG, Hailong TANG, Jinming JIA, Yinfeng ZHAO, Zhongmin LIU
  • Patent number: 10373719
    Abstract: A method for modeling a patient anatomy includes applying a first modeling function to a set of volumetric image data for a patient anatomy to produce a first model of the patient anatomy, presenting the first model to a user, receiving an input from the user, and generating a revised model based upon the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy D. Soper, Tao Zhao, Caitlin Q. Donhowe, Vincent Duindam, Federico Barbagli
  • Patent number: 10369252
    Abstract: The invention relates to electrospun three-dimensional (3D) nanofibrous scaffolds (with controllable porosities as high as about 96%) and methods of preparing the same. The electrospun 3D scaffolds possess interconnected and hierarchically structured pores with sizes ranging from tens of nanometers to hundreds of micrometers. In embodiments, the 3D scaffolds can be biocompatible and/or biodegradable. In some embodiments, the 3D scaffolds can be conductive. In some embodiments, the 3D scaffolds can contain bioactive species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: South Dakota Board of Regents
    Inventors: Hao Fong, Tao Xu, Yong Zhao, Todd J. Menkhaus
  • Patent number: 10370602
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing diesel fuel and jet fuel using Fischer-Tropsch synthetic oil, the apparatus including a hydrofining reactor, a hot separator, a first rectifying column, a hydrocracking reactor, a hydroisomerization reactor, a second rectifying column, a first mixing chamber and a second mixing chamber. The hydrofining reactor includes a raw material inlet and a hydrofining product outlet. The hot separator includes a separated oil outlet and a hydrofining product inlet which is connected to the hydrofining product outlet. The first rectifying column includes a tail oil fraction outlet, a diesel fraction outlet and a separated oil inlet which is connected to the separated oil outlet. The first mixing chamber includes a circulating hydrogen inlet, a first mixture outlet and a tail oil fraction inlet which is connected to the tail oil fraction outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: WUHAN KAIDI ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tao Zhao, Bo Lai, Weiguang Yang, Dawei Wang, Xuewen Hao, Yanjie Zhou, Li Xu
  • Patent number: 10366548
    Abstract: A wireless transmission protocol for exchanging data between an unmanned aerial vehicle and a ground terminal is provided. The unmanned aerial vehicle is configured to transit image or video media data while mid-flight. The unmanned aerial vehicle and the ground terminal share a single communications channel using a time division multiple data access protocol. The unmanned aerial vehicle and the ground terminal use different communication protocols to send different types of data signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Peng Xie, Wancheng Zhou, Hongtao Wang, Tao Zhao, Mingyu Wang
  • Patent number: 10365040
    Abstract: A method for drying high moisture, low calorific value lignite for a generating set and recovering water contained therein and an apparatus thereof mainly consist of a rotary steam tube dryer, a washing cooling tower, a coal mill, a first bag filter, a condenser, a weighing surge bunker, a water ring vacuum pump and so on. A drying system is integrated with a milling system, every dryer and the corresponding coal mill are disposed and are directly connected via a surge bunker, thereby not only saving the heat lost during the transportation of pulverized coal, but also omitting a long-distance transportation from a conventional drying system to a conventional milling system, effectively avoiding such phenomena as dust pollution, waste and spontaneous combustion during transportation and transshipment, simplifying the coal preparation system employed in the front-end process of drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: TIANHUA INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL MACHINERY AND AUTOMATION CO., LTD
    Inventors: Xu Zhao, Yan Dou, Zhongfu Zhan, Yongpeng Tan, Jinwen Shi, Tao Shen, Yonggong Ling, Wei Yang, Yan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190229573
    Abstract: A permanent magnet brushless motor has a stator, an armature winding, a rotor, and a permanent magnet. The stator is provided with an armature groove. The armature winding is placed in the armature groove. The stator and the rotor are spaced apart by an air gap; the permanent magnet is attached to the surface of the rotor, and is magnetized by a Halbach array structure. The motor is an eight-phase motor, and phases are evenly distributed at a phase belt angle of 45°. The motor and the proposed control algorithm have good fault-tolerant effects, and the average torque after fault tolerance is basically consistent with that in normal operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: JIANGSU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Wenxiang ZHAO, Tao TAO, Jihong ZHU, Jinghua JI, Deshui HU
  • Publication number: 20190225569
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of recycling mother liquid of a PTA refining unit. The present invention recycles waste heat and PT acids of a PTA mother liquid to effectively utilize heat in the PTA mother liquid, solves influence of crystallization of the PT acids on subsequent system, reduces pollution to the environment, and can produce huge economic benefits by using high efficient multistage flash distillation technology, low temperature cogeneration technology, heat pump heating and cooling technology, and low temperature crystallization technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Xu ZHAO, Tao SHEN, Tianbao WANG, Wanyao ZHANG, Yuanrui LU, Lilong XU, Min JIA, Dongzhao HAN, Xiaoling XIE, Yongning QIU
  • Publication number: 20190228538
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of wildlife protection, and particularly relates to a method for observing wildlife population size through a remote sensing imagery. The method specifically comprises: a proportion of orthogonal projection area of animals in each pixel to pixel area is computed and summed through a linear correlation between a gray value of a remote sensing imagery pixel and a proportion of the orthogonal projection area of individual animals to the pixel area, to obtain the total orthogonal projection area of target animal population; and population size is obtained on the basis of dividing by the orthogonal projection area of animals of measured individual animals, thereby solving the problem that it is difficult to observe the wildlife population size and a distribution pattern at the same time point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENC ES
    Inventors: Peng ZHAO, Hongsheng YANG, Jingchun SUN, Yi ZHOU, Tao ZHANG
  • Patent number: 10358516
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a freezing-illumination method for preparing porous gels, comprising the steps of: (a) synthesizing the gels containing dynamic exchangeable bonds; (b) illuminating the gels under frozen state by certain wavelength light source; (c) elevating the temperature and melt the ice crystals within the gels to get the porous structure. The dynamic exchangeable bonds existing in the gels include double/multi-sulfur bond, hydrazine bond, boronic ester bond. Catalyst is also included in the gel composition to activate the bond exchange reactions under illumination. This new method for preparing porous gels is easy to operate and suitable for most kinds of gels. Meanwhile, it can spatially control the pore structure within the gels by local illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Qian Zhao, Jingjun Wu, Tao Xie, Di Chen
  • Patent number: 10360485
    Abstract: According to another embodiment, a system includes a driver circuit that drives a first output and a second output; a coil coupled between the first output and the second output such that the driver circuit drives current through the coil in response to control signals; and a programmable slew circuit coupled to the driver circuit. In some embodiments, a switch is coupled between the first output and the coil. In some embodiments an over-voltage protection circuit is coupled to protect the driver circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Integrated Device Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Rui Liu, Tao Qi, Lijie Zhao, Gustavo James Mehas, Tae Kwang Park, Zhitong Guo, Siqiang Fan
  • Publication number: 20190220463
    Abstract: Seed patterns are derived from a sequence database. Execution costs for types of seed patterns are computed. Each seed pattern is iteratively distributed to distributed nodes along with that seed pattern's assigned execution cost. The distributed nodes processing in parallel to mine the sequence database for super patterns found in the sequence database. When a distributed node exhausts its execution budget, any remaining mining needed for the seed pattern being mined is reallocated to another distributed node having remaining execution budget.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Tao Li, Lijun Zhao, Yu Wang, Wenjie Wu, Qian Zhang, Shaoming Li
  • Patent number: D856605
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Pioneer Pet Products, LLC
    Inventors: Qing He, Tao Huang, Dong Zhao, Wei Chao, Ke Li, Yingchun Mao, John M Lipscomb
  • Patent number: D856606
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Pioneer Pet Products, LLC
    Inventors: Qing He, Tao Huang, Dong Zhao, Wei Chao, Ke Li, Yingchun Mao, John M Lipscomb