Patents by Inventor Tony Wu

Tony Wu 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).

  • Publication number: 20210035638
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of programming resistive memory cells of a resistive memory, the method comprising: applying, by a programming circuit based on a first target resistive state, an initial resistance modification to a first cell of the resistive memory to change its resistance from an initial resistive state to a first new resistance; comparing, by the programming circuit, the first new resistance of the first cell with a resistance range of the first target resistive state and with a target resistance range associated with the first target resistive state; and if it is determined that the first new resistance is outside the resistance range of the target resistive state and inside the target resistance range, applying by the programming circuit one or more further resistance modifications to the first cell to increase or decrease its resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Elisa VIANELLO, Etienne NOWAK, Binh Quang LE, Subhasish MITRA, Fan Tony WU, Philip WONG
  • Publication number: 20190372038
    Abstract: Embodiments related to interlayers (e.g., interlayers comprising a transition metal oxide, a transition metal oxynitride, and/or a transition metal nitride) and associated systems, devices (e.g., photovoltaic devices), and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system for exciton transfer includes a substrate including an inorganic semiconductor. An interlayer may be disposed on the substrate, and a layer including a material that undergoes singlet exciton fission when exposed to electromagnetic radiation may be disposed on the interlayer. The interlayer may be disposed between the substrate and the layer. In some embodiments, a method for manufacturing a system for exciton transfer involves depositing an interlayer onto a substrate that includes an inorganic semiconductor. The method may also include depositing a layer including a material that undergoes singlet exciton fission when exposed to electromagnetic radiation onto the interlayer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Marc A. Baldo, Tony Wu, Markus Einzinger
  • Patent number: 10236450
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to compositions including bridged bicyclic compounds such as iptycene-based structures and extended iptycene structures. In some embodiments, the compositions may be useful in organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), organic photovoltaics, and other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Timothy M. Swager, Troy Andrew Van Voorhis, Marc A. Baldo, Tony Wu, Katsuaki Kawasumi, Tianyu Zhu
  • Publication number: 20160285007
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to compositions including bridged bicyclic compounds such as iptycene-based structures and extended iptycene structures. In some embodiments, the compositions may be useful in organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), organic photovoltaics, and other devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Timothy M. Swager, Troy Andrew Van Voorhis, Marc A. Baldo, Tony Wu, Katsuaki Kawasumi, Tianyu Zhu
  • Publication number: 20150327727
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stainless steel thermal insulation drinking beverage container and a manufacturing method thereof, particularly with regard to a stainless steel thermal insulation drinking beverage container which can reduce unpleasant odor therein and is convenient to clean up. The container is made through manufacturing steps of preparing and providing a bottle body, vacuuming, surface treatment, spray coating, baking and drying, and high temperature sintering, and so on. A ceramic layer is formed on an inner wall face of the stainless steel bottle body with a vacuum mezzanine. Accordingly, the ceramic layer is used for blocking direct contact between drinking beverages and the stainless steel bottle body in order to reduce occurrence of unpleasant odor in drinking beverages and to enhance convenience of cleaning up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventor: TONY WU
  • Publication number: 20130251814
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a magnetic nanodrug for treating thrombosis, which comprises a core formed of magnetic nanoparticles, a shell enveloping the core and made of carboxyl-functionalized polyaniline, and a thrombosis-treatment drug covalently bonded to the shell. The magnetic nanodrug of the present invention is non-toxic to vascular endothelial cells, has superior stability, features superparamagnetism, and can be uniformly dissolved in water. Therefore, the magnetic nanodrug for treating thrombosis can be guided by an external magnetic field to concentrate on a specified region and increase the effect of thrombosis treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Mu-Yi Hua, Hung-Wei Yang, Tony Wu, Rung-Ywan Tsai, Yunn-Hwa Ma, Jyh-Ping Chen
  • Patent number: 8317707
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, there is an ultrasound processing system that communicates images over a single asynchronous serial channel according to a scheme that does not require an isochronous serial channel and that switches among ultrasound imaging modes robustly. For example, the system is configured to packetize ultrasound image data of at least one ultrasound imaging mode into a stream of data frames and to convey the stream of data frames via the asynchronous channel. Each data frame includes indication of the ultrasound imaging mode and includes ultrasound-imaging-mode-specific imaging parameters. Other embodiments exist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sonowise, Inc.
    Inventors: Shengtz Lin, Tony Wu
  • Publication number: 20120248110
    Abstract: An airtight container includes a jar, a cover, a sealing ring and a check valve. The cover includes an opening defined therein. The sealing ring is used to block a gap between the cover and the jar when the cover is located on the jar. The check valve includes a plug and a ball. The plug is fit in the opening and made with a chamber and a tunnel in communication with the chamber. The ball is used to contact the wall of the chamber when air tends to enter the jar via the check valve. The ball can however be lifted from the wall of the chamber by air leaving the jar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: TONY WU
  • Publication number: 20120136195
    Abstract: A drug delivery system of a target drug and method of implementing the same. Said drug delivery system of target drug comprising: a plurality of drug-carrying magnetic particles, a magnetic field generation device, and an ultrasound generation device. Said magnetic field generation device generates a magnetic field to guide said magnetic particles to a target activity position; and said ultrasound generation device generates ultrasound to make said magnetic particles into a suspension state, thus increasing reaction area, enhancing local reaction of drug, such that local retention of drug is able to achieve maximum therapeutic effects at reduced drug dosage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventors: Yunn-Hwa MA, Hao-Li Liu, Tony Wu, Shao-Kai Liu
  • Publication number: 20110308151
    Abstract: Disclosed is a framework for supporting plants. The framework consists of at least two building units. Each of the building units includes a ferrule-forming segment and posts. The ferrule-forming segment includes a bow, a boss formed at an end of the bow, a boss-receiving ring formed at another end of the bow, post-receiving rings formed on the bow, and anchors formed on the bow. Each of the posts is fit in a related one of the post-receiving rings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: PRO-JOINER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tony Wu
  • Patent number: 8016758
    Abstract: An ultrasonic image scanning system for scanning an organic object that includes a display system for displaying a scanned image of the organic object in a plurality of display modes wherein the display system further includes a user input device sensor for sensing a motion of a user input device in at least one of display modes to automatically switch from one display mode to a different display mode. Furthermore, the display system further counts a length of time the user input device staying idle in at least one of the display modes for switching the display mode back to a last display mode at a predefined idle time limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: SonoWise, Inc.
    Inventor: Tony Wu
  • Publication number: 20100280377
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, there is an ultrasound processing system that communicates images over a single asynchronous serial channel according to a scheme that does not require an isochronous serial channel and that switches among ultrasound imaging modes robustly. For example, the system is configured to packetize ultrasound image data of at least one ultrasound imaging mode into a stream of data frames and to convey the stream of data frames via the asynchronous channel. Each data frame includes indication of the ultrasound imaging mode and includes ultrasound-imaging-mode-specific imaging parameters. Other embodiments exist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: SONOWISE, INC.
    Inventors: Shengtz Lin, Tony Wu
  • Patent number: 7771355
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, there is an ultrasound processing system that communicates images over a single asynchronous serial channel according to a scheme that does not require an isochronous serial channel and that switches among ultrasound imaging modes robustly. For example, the system is configured to packetize ultrasound image data of at least one ultrasound imaging mode into a stream of data frames and to convey the stream of data frames via the asynchronous channel. Each data frame includes indication of the ultrasound imaging mode and includes ultrasound-imaging-mode-specific imaging parameters. Other embodiments exist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Sonowise, Inc.
    Inventors: Shengtz Lin, Tony Wu
  • Publication number: 20100084396
    Abstract: An airtight container is provided with a venting apparatus. The venting apparatus includes a flexible housing unit and a check valve disposed in the housing unit. The flexible housing unit includes a chamber defined therein, an upper aperture in communication with the chamber, a lower aperture in communication with the chamber and an external annular groove defined in the periphery for receiving an edge of an aperture defined in an airtight container. The check valve prevents air from entering the airtight container through the upper and lower apertures sequentially but allows air to leave the airtight container through the lower and upper apertures sequentially.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventor: Tony Wu
  • Publication number: 20070083110
    Abstract: An ultrasonic image scanning system for scanning an organic object includes a beam former that provides a phase velocity adjustment function for producing an ultrasonic image with a programmable phase velocity. The ultrasonic image scanning system further includes a beam profile analysis function for calculating an optimal phase velocity with a user controller to adjust the phase velocity until a scan image of best image quality is achieved. Alternately, the system may provide an automatic phase velocity-scanning controller for automatically scanning through a range of phase velocities and selecting a best phase velocity generating a scanning image of a best quality. The system further includes a region of interest (ROI) controller for a user to select a region for scanning with a specific focal area for optimizing the phase velocity. The system may further provide a maximum gradient analyzer for selecting an image of a best quality in optimizing the phase velocity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2005
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Inventors: Shengtz Lin, Tony Wu, Phung Hue
  • Publication number: 20060111634
    Abstract: An ultrasonic image scanning system for scanning an organic object that includes a display system for displaying a scanned image of the organic object in a plurality of display modes wherein the display system further includes a user input device sensor for sensing a motion of a user input device in at least one of display modes to automatically switch from one display mode to a different display mode. Furthermore, the display system further counts a length of time the user input device staying idle in at least one of the display modes for switching the display mode back to a last display mode at a predefined idle time limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Inventor: Tony Wu
  • Publication number: 20060094959
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, there is an ultrasound processing system that communicates images over a single asynchronous serial channel according to a scheme that does not require an isochronous serial channel and that switches among ultrasound imaging modes robustly. For example, the system is configured to packetize ultrasound image data of at least one ultrasound imaging mode into a stream of data frames and to convey the stream of data frames via the asynchronous channel. Each data frame includes indication of the ultrasound imaging mode and includes ultrasound-imaging-mode-specific imaging parameters. Other embodiments exist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Shengtz Lin, Tony Wu
  • Publication number: 20050191563
    Abstract: A method and system is disclosed for reducing and monitoring precipitated defects on mask reticles. A predetermined gas is provided into an environment surrounding the reticle assembly for reducing a formation of the precipitated defects around the mask reticle caused by photolithography under a light source having a small wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2004
    Publication date: September 1, 2005
    Inventors: Yi-Ming Dai, Ting-Yu Lin, Ho-Ku Lan, Li-Kong Turn, Heng-Hsin Liu, Louie Liu, Tony Wu, Chi-Hung Liao
  • Publication number: 20040036442
    Abstract: A battery charger for indoor use and motor vehicle, primarily includes a battery charging board disposed on a base, and being covered by an upper casing to form a battery charger; an end of the charging board having a connector for connecting to the cigarette lighter socket in the car, and the other end of the charging board having an inserting plate for connecting to the indoor electric socket such that the battery charger of the present invention can be used for the battery charging indoors as well as in the car. In the meantime, the power cord can be stored by coiling; it does not only enhance the effect of use, but also provides a compact battery charger for convenient carrying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2002
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventor: Tony Wu
  • Patent number: D700497
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Tony Wu