Patents by Inventor Trung Pham

Trung Pham 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: 10982886
    Abstract: Described is, among other things, a method and an apparatus for control of a cooling device. The cooling device comprise a circuit in which a refrigerant fluid is circulated in a fluid path where the circuit comprises a compressor and a condenser provided down streams the compressor. A fluid expansion device is provided down streams the condenser and an evaporator is provided between the fluid expansion device and the compressor. The circuit further comprises a valve provided in the fluid path between the condenser and the fluid expansion device. The method comprises to during an on-cycle of the compressor controlling the valve opening to provide a variable fluid mass flow of the refrigerant fluid circulated in the circuit where the valve opening is controlled to decrease during the on-cycle of the compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Electrolux Appliances AB
    Inventors: Trung Pham Viet, Richard Furberg, Andreas Aschan
  • Publication number: 20200410254
    Abstract: In various examples, live perception from sensors of a vehicle may be leveraged to detect and classify intersection contention areas in an environment of a vehicle in real-time or near real-time. For example, a deep neural network (DNN) may be trained to compute outputs—such as signed distance functions—that may correspond to locations of boundaries delineating intersection contention areas. The signed distance functions may be decoded and/or post-processed to determine instance segmentation masks representing locations and classifications of intersection areas or regions. The locations of the intersections areas or regions may be generated in image-space and converted to world-space coordinates to aid an autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle in navigating intersections according to rules of the road, traffic priority considerations, and/or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Trung Pham, Berta Rodriguez Hervas, Minwoo Park, David Nister, Neda Cvijetic
  • Patent number: 10865350
    Abstract: A process and apparatus provides alternative hydrotreating reactor trains for hydrotreating a hydrocarbon stream. One hydrotreating reactor train is smaller than the other and the smaller train comes on stream to allow replacement or regeneration of catalyst in the larger train. A sulfide system also sulfides the catalyst volume in the reactor train that is off stream to prepare it for renewed hydroprocessing of feed when back on stream. The process and apparatus can be used to keep hydroprocessing reactors on stream to continuously provide feed to an FCC unit which has a longer period before shut down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Alexander C. Jimenez, Michael R. Smith, Trung Pham, Edward J. Houde
  • Publication number: 20200377430
    Abstract: Systems and processes are provided to prevent light ends such as methane, ethylene and ethane from building up in an olefin/paraffin separation system that uses a combination of a membrane and distillation column for this separation. In one embodiment a small stripper column is provided downstream from a selective hydrogenation reactor. In the other embodiment, a surge vessel with a receiver is added to the retentate stream of the membrane unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Mander Singh, Charles P Luebke, Trung Pham, Steven Kozup, Carl Liskey, Simon E. Albo, Saadet Ulas Acikgoz, Chunqing Liu
  • Publication number: 20200341466
    Abstract: In various examples, live perception from sensors of a vehicle may be leveraged to generate potential paths for the vehicle to navigate an intersection in real-time or near real-time. For example, a deep neural network (DNN) may be trained to compute various outputs—such as heat maps corresponding to key points associated with the intersection, vector fields corresponding to directionality, heading, and offsets with respect to lanes, intensity maps corresponding to widths of lanes, and/or classifications corresponding to line segments of the intersection. The outputs may be decoded and/or otherwise post-processed to reconstruct an intersection—or key points corresponding thereto—and to determine proposed or potential paths for navigating the vehicle through the intersection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Trung Pham, Hang Dou, Berta Rodriguez Hervas, Minwoo Park, Neda Cvijetic, David Nister
  • Patent number: 10809022
    Abstract: Processes for controlling the rate and temperature of cooling fluid through a heat exchange zone in, for example, an alkylation reactor using an ionic liquid catalyst. A cooling fluid system may be used to provide the cooling fluid which includes a chiller and a reservoir. The cooling fluid may pass from the reservoir through the heat exchange zone. A bypass line may be used to pass a portion of the cooling fluid around the heat exchange zone. The amount of cooling fluid may be adjusted, with a valve, based upon the temperature of the cooled process fluid flowing out of the heat exchange zone. Some of the cooling fluid from the chiller may be circulated back to the chiller in a chiller loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Gregory J. Schrad, James G. Hagen, Sean G. Mueller, Trung Pham, Zhanping Xu
  • Publication number: 20200293796
    Abstract: In various examples, live perception from sensors of a vehicle may be leveraged to detect and classify intersections in an environment of a vehicle in real-time or near real-time. For example, a deep neural network (DNN) may be trained to compute various outputs—such as bounding box coordinates for intersections, intersection coverage maps corresponding to the bounding boxes, intersection attributes, distances to intersections, and/or distance coverage maps associated with the intersections. The outputs may be decoded and/or post-processed to determine final locations of, distances to, and/or attributes of the detected intersections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Sayed Mehdi Sajjadi Mohammadabadi, Berta Rodriguez Hervas, Hang Dou, Igor Tryndin, David Nister, Minwoo Park, Neda Cvijetic, Junghyun Kwon, Trung Pham
  • Patent number: 10706551
    Abstract: The present invention is a semi-automated process to extract object motion and attributes from utilizing a remote sensing methodology using Earth Observation data from single pass satellite imagery. Many single pass satellite sensors collect imagery that include a panchromatic and multispectral image with a slight temporal offset. The method of the present invention performs image processing, object segmentation, object measurement, image normalization and image matching and velocity calculation to extract physical attributes of the object, object location, and object motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Steven McArdle, Trung Pham, Jian Yang, Mehdi Hosseini
  • Patent number: 10697679
    Abstract: A refrigerator apparatus having a compressor, a condenser, an evaporator, and a valve interconnected in the flow from the condenser to the evaporator. The valve is operatively controlled to a first, open, state and to a second, closed, state by a controller. The controller is configured to the valve to operate in accordance with at least one of: opening the valve a time period of 0-180 seconds before the compressor is switched to an on-phase; and closing the valve before the compressor is switched to an off-phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTROLUX APPLIANCES AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Andreas Aschan, Richard Furberg, Trung Pham Viet
  • Patent number: 10683246
    Abstract: A process is provided for separation of light olefins and paraffins and particular for the separation of propylene and propane comprising sending at least one olefin/paraffin stream to a distillation column and a membrane unit to produce an olefin stream comprising at least 92 mol % olefin. In an embodiment of the invention where the membrane unit is placed downstream from the column which can produce propylene streams at polymer grade of over 99.5 mol % propylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Chunqing Liu, Lubo Zhou, Stanley J. Frey, Gregory R. Werba, Carl W. Liskey, Simon E. Albo, Trung Pham
  • Patent number: 10550338
    Abstract: We have discovered a process for hydrocracking a distillate stream and separating it into several product cuts including LPG, light naphtha, heavy naphtha and distillate without a stripper column. Additionally, no more than two heaters relying on external utilities are required for reboiling fractionator bottoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Donald A. Eizenga, Massimo Sangalli, Richard K. Hoehn, Saadet Ulas Acikgoz, Trung Pham
  • Patent number: 10529449
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein can provide clinicians with a dental office management service that can programmatically provide treatment recommendations and streamline the patient record building process. These systems and methods can enable clinicians to select from a short list of recommended treatments based on the existing condition and pathology of a tooth, for example, as the dentist is giving instructions and treatment recommendations. A list of recommended treatments for a patient may be automatically compiled based on the treatment recommendations selected by the clinician as the dentist was examining the patient's teeth one by one. Further, systems and methods described herein can enable clinicians to take notes and thereby build a patient record efficiently using one or more completed treatment templates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Smile Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: George Joseph Suda, Dan Chi Ta, Phong Trung Pham, Marlin H. Clark
  • Publication number: 20200001198
    Abstract: Process for separating a highly pure propylene product from a liquefied petroleum gas stream is disclosed, which eliminates a C3 splitter having over 120 trays and the additional equipment that a C3 splitter requires. The process includes passing a feed stream to a dividing wall column to produce an overhead stream, a first side draw stream, a second side draw stream, and a product stream. The first side draw stream is passed to a treatment unit to produce a treated stream. The treated stream is passed to a membrane unit and a permeate stream is passed from the membrane unit to produce a polymer grade propylene stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Stanley J. Frey, Chunqing Liu, Trung Pham
  • Publication number: 20200001242
    Abstract: A process is provided to separate a hydrocarbon stream comprising a mixture of light olefins and light paraffins, the process comprising sending the hydrocarbon stream through a pretreatment unit to remove impurities selected from the group consisting of sulfur compounds, arsine, phosphine, methyl acetylene, propadiene, and acetylene to produce a treated hydrocarbon stream; vaporizing the treated hydrocarbon stream to produce a gaseous treated hydrocarbon stream; adding liquid or vapor water to the gaseous treated hydrocarbon stream; then contacting the gaseous treated hydrocarbon stream to a membrane in a membrane system comprising one or more membrane units to produce a permeate stream comprising about 96 to 99.9 wt % light olefins and a retentate stream comprising light paraffins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Stanley J. Frey, J. Mark Houdek, Chunqing Liu, Trung Pham
  • Patent number: 10507405
    Abstract: Process for separating a highly pure propylene product from a liquefied petroleum gas stream is disclosed, which eliminates a C3 splitter having over 120 trays and the additional equipment that a C3 splitter requires. The process includes passing a feed stream to a dividing wall column to produce an overhead stream, a first side draw stream, a second side draw stream, and a product stream. The first side draw stream is passed to a treatment unit to produce a treated stream. The treated stream is passed to a membrane unit and a permeate stream is passed from the membrane unit to produce a polymer grade propylene stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventors: Stanley J. Frey, Chunqing Liu, Trung Pham
  • Patent number: 10507435
    Abstract: A process is provided to separate a hydrocarbon stream comprising a mixture of light olefins and light paraffins, the process comprising sending the hydrocarbon stream through a pretreatment unit to remove impurities selected from the group consisting of sulfur compounds, arsine, phosphine, methyl acetylene, propadiene, and acetylene to produce a treated hydrocarbon stream; vaporizing the treated hydrocarbon stream to produce a gaseous treated hydrocarbon stream; adding liquid or vapor water to the gaseous treated hydrocarbon stream; then contacting the gaseous treated hydrocarbon stream to a membrane in a membrane system comprising one or more membrane units to produce a permeate stream comprising about 96 to 99.9 wt % light olefins and a retentate stream comprising light paraffins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventors: Stanley J. Frey, J. Mark Houdek, Chunqing Liu, Trung Pham
  • Patent number: 10472306
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a combined C3/C4 splitter with a membrane system. More specifically, the present invention relates to a combined C3/C4 splitter column to separate highly pure propylene product from a liquefied petroleum gas stream, which eliminates a C3 splitter having over 120 trays and the additional equipment that a C3 splitter requires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Stanley J. Frey, Chunqing Liu, Trung Pham
  • Patent number: 10471368
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a combined C3/C4 splitter with a membrane system. More specifically, the present invention relates to a combined C3/C4 splitter column to separate highly pure propylene product from a liquefied petroleum gas stream, which eliminates a C3 splitter having over 120 trays and the additional equipment that a C3 splitter requires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Stanley J. Frey, Chunqing Liu, Trung Pham
  • Patent number: 10457878
    Abstract: We have discovered a process for hydrocracking a distillate stream and separating it into several product cuts including LPG, light naphtha, heavy naphtha and distillate without a stripper column. Additionally, no more than two heaters relying on external utilities are required for reboiling fractionator bottoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Donald A. Eizenga, Massimo Sangalli, Richard K. Hoehn, Saadet Ulas Acikgoz, Trung Pham
  • Patent number: 10427997
    Abstract: A membrane process is provided for separating light olefins from light paraffins to produce a polymer grade light olefin product stream that is about 99.5 mol % ethylene or propylene. The process involves multiple stages to achieve the high purity product and provides for processing hydrocarbon streams that have differing concentrations of light olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: James E. Rekoske, Trung Pham, Stanley J. Frey, Chunqing Liu