Patents by Inventor Tong Liu

Tong 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: 10854573
    Abstract: A substrate semiconductor layer is attached to a carrier substrate through a sacrificial bonding material layer. A plurality of semiconductor dies included within continuous material layers are formed on a front side of the substrate semiconductor layer. Each of the continuous material layers continuously extends over areas of the plurality of semiconductor dies. A plurality of dicing channels is formed between neighboring pairs among the plurality of semiconductor dies by anisotropically etching portions of the continuous material layers located between neighboring pairs of semiconductor dies. The plurality of dicing channels extends to a top surface of the sacrificial bonding material layer. The sacrificial bonding material layer is removed selective to materials of surface portions of the plurality of semiconductor dies using an isotropic etch process. The plurality of semiconductor dies is singulated from one another upon removal of the sacrificial bonding material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventors: Zhongli Ji, Ning Ye, Tong Zhang, Hem Takiar, Yangming Liu
  • Publication number: 20200374030
    Abstract: An audio data transmission method includes encapsulating, based on a physical layer frame header, a protocol data unit (PDU) including audio data, to obtain an audio data packet, where the physical layer frame header is modulated using a first digital modulation scheme, the PDU is modulated using a second digital modulation scheme, a value of a modulation rate of the first digital modulation scheme is equal to a value of a data transmission rate, and a value of a modulation rate of the second digital modulation scheme is less than the value of the data transmission rate, and sending the audio data packet on a BLUETOOTH low energy (BLE) physical channel at the data transmission rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Huazhang Liu, Zhan Yu, Tong Chen
  • Patent number: 10837891
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure include a miniature optical PM sensor module. A miniature optical particulate matter sensor module may comprise a housing; a micro airflow generator positioned within the housing; an actuator positioned adjacent to the micro airflow generator and configured to drive the micro airflow generator; a miniature particulate matter sensor board assembly in fluid communication with the micro airflow generator; and a flex cable assembly configured to attach to at least one of the housing and the miniature particulate matter sensor board assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Chen Feng, Tao Chen, Jennifer Liu, Tong Shang
  • Patent number: 10841936
    Abstract: A centralized Upstream (US) scheduling system configured to provide a US split scheduler may be provided. The centralized US scheduling system may comprise a US scheduler and a map editor. The US scheduler may be configured to create a map for US bandwidth allocation. The map may include Steady-State Grants (SGNTs) and Editable Grants (EGNTs). The map editor may be configured to receive the map from the US scheduler and to assign the EGNTs among low latency Service Flows (SFs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Chapman, Tong Liu, Hang Jin
  • Patent number: 10841530
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for converting video playing mode are provided. One of the methods includes: detecting video content for playing in a browser page; inserting a conversion button in the browser page for converting the playing mode of the video content; and in response to an operation performed by a user on the conversion button, converting the playing mode of the video content between a normal video playing mode and a VR video playing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventors: Xin Liu, Zhechang Yu, Tong Mo
  • Patent number: 10839130
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, and associated system and computer program product, for use in a design process for an integrated circuit (IC) comprises dividing a layout of a metal layer of the IC into a grid comprising a plurality of grid regions, calculating a respective weight for each grid region of the plurality of grid regions, and forming a plurality of groups based on a similarity of the respective weights. Each group of the plurality of groups respectively comprises one or more contiguous grid regions of the plurality of grid regions. The method further comprises assigning each group of the plurality of groups to a respective routing width group type of a plurality of routing width group types, and determining a location for one or more separator cells between adjacent groups of the plurality of groups that are of different routing width group types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yue Xu, Wen Yin, Tong Zhao, Jin Song Jiang, Yang Liu
  • Patent number: 10832144
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for obtaining a candidate event sequence that includes at least one event for achieving a goal, obtaining a reference event sequence, the candidate event sequence comprising at least one event that is not comprised in the reference event sequence, comparing an effectiveness of the candidate event sequence on the goal and an effectiveness of the reference event sequence on the goal, and identifying the candidate event sequence as an effective sequence for achieving the goal in response to the effectiveness of the candidate event sequence being better than the effectiveness of the reference event sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: Shi Jing Guo, Xiang Li, Hai Feng Liu, Guo Tong Xie, Shi Wan Zhao
  • Publication number: 20200345249
    Abstract: A pulse diagnostic device and a system of pulse diagnosis are provided. The pulse diagnostic device includes a cuff and a main monitor. The cuff includes a tube and an air bag arranged with an air path interface. A gas medium is received in the air bag. The tube is connected to the air path interface. The main monitor includes a pressure sensor and a controller. The tube extends to reach the main monitor and is connected to the pressure sensor, and the pressure sensor further connects to the controller. When the pulse diagnostic device is working, the cuff contacts an artery, the pressure sensor senses a pressure of the gas medium in the tube. The pressure sensor transmits the pressure of the gas medium to the controller. The controller obtains the pulse information and the blood pressure information based on the pressure of the gas medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
  • Patent number: 10824149
    Abstract: A method for controlling an aerial system with a rotor enclosed by a housing, including: operating the rotor in a flight mode, detecting a grab event indicative of the aerial system being grabbed, and automatically operating the rotor in a standby mode. A method for controlling an aerial system including a central axis extending normal to a lateral plane of the aerial system, including: generating a first aerodynamic force with a set of rotors enclosed by a housing, detecting that an acute angle between the central axis and a gravity vector is greater than a threshold angle, and operating each rotor of the set of rotors to cooperatively generate a second aerodynamic force less than the first aerodynamic force with the set of rotors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Hangzhou Zero Zero Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mengqiu Wang, Lixin Liu, Pengxiang Jin, Jia Lu, Tong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20200338796
    Abstract: A molding apparatus is configured for molding a semiconductor device and includes a lower mold and an upper mold. The lower mold is configured to carry the semiconductor device. The upper mold is disposed above the lower mold for receiving the semiconductor device and includes a mold part and a dynamic part. The mold part is configured to cover the upper surface of the semiconductor device. The dynamic part is disposed around a device receiving region of the upper mold and configured to move relatively to the mold part. A molding method and a molded semiconductor device are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sheng-Feng Weng, Ching-Hua Hsieh, Chung-Shi Liu, Chih-Wei Lin, Sheng-Hsiang Chiu, Yao-Tong Lai, Chia-Min Lin
  • Patent number: 10817417
    Abstract: An infrastructure and method for storing compressed data. On a host, a data zero forcing system causes an unused portion at a tail end of a data sector to be forced to all zeros before being written. On a storage device comprising solid state memory, a zero tail detection system detects and removes a tail end of zeros in the data sector to create a variable size data chunk, and allocates a segment for storing the variable size data chunk. A variable size mapping system is provided that includes: a mapping table that maps a logical block address (LBA) of the variable size data chunk to a physical block address (PBA) entry, wherein the PBA entry includes a segment ID and an index; and a segment utilization table which, for each of a plurality of segments, provides a size of each variable size data chunk stored in the segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SCALEFLUX, INC.
    Inventors: Tong Zhang, Yang Liu, Fei Sun, Hao Zhong
  • Publication number: 20200335095
    Abstract: A set of candidate intent vectors is generated from an input intent vector. A validation of the set of candidate intent vectors is performed that selects as valid intent vectors any of the set of candidate intent vectors that are semantically similar to the input intent vector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Zhong Fang Yuan, Kun Yan Yin, Yuan Lin Yang, Tong Liu, He Li
  • Publication number: 20200335890
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes an insulative housing defining a card receiving slot extending along a longitudinal direction, a plurality of terminals retained in the housing and by two sides of the card receiving slot in a transverse direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction, and a metallic guiding member retained to the housing at the end of the card receiving slot. The metallic guiding member includes a main body extending in a vertical direction perpendicular to both the longitudinal direction and the transverse direction, and a curved resilient guiding section upwardly extending from a top end of the main body. The housing forms a constraining wall at the end with a step structure so as to allow the guiding section of the guiding member to be freely support upon the step structure to function as a constrained beam during confrontation with the inserted card module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
  • Publication number: 20200324874
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle includes a fuselage body, a foldable wing assembly and a gear assembly. The foldable wing assembly, including a pair of opposing wing members, is coupled to the fuselage body and positionable in a stowed position and a deployed position. The gear assembly positions the wing members in a stowed position and a deployed position and include a support bracket assembly and a pair of opposing hinge members. The support bracket assembly is coupled to the fuselage body and including first and second support brackets forming a cavity therebetween and a pair of opposing hinge members. The pair of opposing hinge members are pivotably coupled to the support bracket assembly and positioned within the cavity. Each hinge member is coupled to a corresponding wing member and includes a set of gear teeth extending outwardly from an arcuate radially outer surface and coupled in a meshed arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Long Zhang, Zhaozhe Wang, Weiqi Liu, Xiaonan Cheng, Tong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20200326441
    Abstract: Techniques are described for generating seismic images based on pressure-shear (PS) wave information. Sensor data is generated by through seismic probing of an underground environment. The sensor data can include pressure (P) wave data. The sensor data is analyzed to determine PS wave data present in the sensor data. A CFP gathers spectrum is generated using the P wave velocity. An optimal curve through the CFP gathers spectrum is determined, and PS image(s) of the underground environment are generated by scanning along the optimal curve. The PS image(s) can be provided for presentation through interface(s). The generated PS wave images are correlated with P wave images, and can be plotted on the same coordinate system as P wave images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Mustafa N. Ali, Hongwei Liu, Tong Wang Fei, Yi Luo
  • Publication number: 20200320736
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an image processing method, device and apparatus, and a computer-readable storage medium. The image processing method includes: obtaining an image and detecting multiple targets in the image; obtaining categories of multiple detected targets and first parameters of a detection frame corresponding to each detected target, and ranking all detected targets according to the first parameters in a descending order to obtain a dataset; obtaining a target with a highest first parameter in the dataset as a first detected target, and detecting whether the first parameter of a first detection frame corresponding to the first detected target satisfies a preset category condition of a category to which the first detected target belongs; detecting whether the first detection frame corresponding to the first detected target overlaps with a detection frame corresponding to a respective one of the plurality of detected targets except the first detected target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Huanhuan ZHANG, Tong LIU, Yifei ZHANG, Xiaojun TANG
  • Patent number: 10798611
    Abstract: Load balancing is facilitated utilizing geographical location and mobility speed. An example method includes receiving, by a first cell device including a processor and associated with a first cell, from a device of devices, information indicative of whether the device has detected cell type information from a second cell device associated with a second cell, wherein at least a portion of the second cell is located within a first boundary of the first cell. The method also includes: determining, by the first cell device, a mobility characteristic of the device, wherein the devices comprise respective mobility characteristics; and selecting, by the first cell device, the device of the devices to associate with the second cell based on the mobility characteristic of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Hongyan Lei, Ye Chen, Zhi Cui, Cheng P. Liu, Slawomir Stawiarski, Yonghui Tong
  • Publication number: 20200309969
    Abstract: A nuclear detector comprises a scintillation crystal array including a plurality of scintillation crystal bars of the same size arranged closely and in sequence, a light guide, and a photodetector array including a plurality of photodetectors arranged in sequence. The photodetectors have a cross-sectional area greater than that of the scintillation crystal bars, and the light guide includes a top surface coupled to the scintillation crystal array, an opposed bottom surface coupled to the photodetector array and a side surface. The light guide has a thickness in a range of 0.1 mm to 40 mm. The light guide further includes a slit adjacent to an edge of the light guide, and the slit is configured to extend from the top surface toward the bottom surface of the light guide and the slit has a depth in a range of 0.1 to 0.5 times the thickness of the light guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Ming Niu, Tong Liu, Yuexuan Hua, Yicheng Sun, Qingguo Xie
  • Publication number: 20200304170
    Abstract: Proactive Echo Cancellation (EC) training may be provided. First, a plurality of Echo Cancellation Training Opportunities (ECTOs) may be identified in an upstream bandwidth allocation. Identifying the ECTOs may comprise identifying a corresponding plurality of mini-slots in a two dimensional time frequency space designated as not to be used for Upstream (US) traffic. Then Echo Cancellation Training (ECT) may be conducted for each of the plurality of ECTOs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hang Jin, Tong Liu
  • Publication number: 20200297278
    Abstract: A detection device is disclosed and the detection device includes: a body, including a first groove and a first opening; the first opening is on a first surface of the body and in communication with the first groove; a collector, configured to be at least partially accommodated into the first groove in a rotatable manner and being capable of rotating to allow at least part of the collector to extend out of the first opening in a process of detection; a test paper supplier, disposed on the first surface and configured to provide a test paper on a side of the first opening away from the first groove in the process of detection so as to collect a detection sample; and a detector, disposed on the first surface and configured to detect the test paper that has collected the detection sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Yufeng DU, Jiaxing CHEN, Tong LI, Yufei LIU, Litao FAN, Hongyang YU, Guangzhao YANG, Shuang SHI