Patents by Inventor Van Nguyen

Van Nguyen 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: 20190274456
    Abstract: A wireless drink container can monitor a person's hydration and prompt him or her to drink more if appropriate. The drink containers as described herein can monitor liquid levels and communicate with external devices about the liquid levels and rate of consumption. One or more sensors in the drink container monitor the liquid level within the container. A processor coupled to the sensor(s) estimates how much liquid has been removed from the container from changes in the liquid level and transmits a signal representing the change in liquid level to a smartphone or other external device. It also triggers an audio or visual indicator, such as an LED, that prompts the user to drink more based on the user's estimated liquid consumption and on the user's liquid consumption goals, which may be based on the user's physiology, activity level, and location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander HAMBROCK, Coleman IVERSON, Ngoc Thi Van NGUYEN, Alexandra FEEKEN, Travis HEAVER, Matt ENGERISER, Paul SCHMOKEL, Matthew LEWIS, Marc CUVA, Nick PADILLA
  • Patent number: 10393793
    Abstract: Techniques for detecting a cause or a location associated with a power disturbance affecting a power distribution system are described. For example, an indication of such a power disturbance may be received from a power meter of the power distribution system. Power-related data may also be received from another power meter of the power distribution system based on the indication of the power disturbance. A cause or a location associated with the power disturbance may be determined based on the power-related data received from the other power meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Huyen Van Nguyen, Michael P. Czamara, Osvaldo P. Morales
  • Patent number: 10376275
    Abstract: Systems and methods can remove material of interest, including blood clots, from a body region, including but not limited to the circulatory system for the treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE), deep vein thrombosis (DVT), cerebrovascular embolism, and other vascular occlusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: KP Medcure, Inc.
    Inventors: Thanh Van Nguyen, Duy Nguyen, Tung Hoang Ngo
  • Patent number: 10381874
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for increasing the efficiency of an amplifier when driven by a variable load. In one aspect a transmitter device is provided. The transmitter device includes a driver circuit characterized by an efficiency. The driver circuit is electrically connected to a transmit circuit characterized by an impedance. The transmitter device further includes a filter circuit electrically connected to the driver circuit and configured to modify the impedance to maintain the efficiency of the driver circuit at a level that is within 20% of a maximum efficiency of the driver circuit. The impedance is characterized by a complex impedance value that is within a range defined by a real first impedance value and a second real impedance value. A ratio of the first real impedance value to the second real impedance value is at least two to one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Charles Edward Wheatley, III, Zhen Ning Low, Stanley Slavko Toncich, Ngo Van Nguyen, Cody B. Wheeland
  • Patent number: 10373686
    Abstract: A three-dimensional flash memory system is disclosed. The system comprises a memory array comprising a plurality of stacked dies, where each die comprises memory cells. The system further comprises a plurality of pins, where the function of at least some of the pins can be configured using a mechanism that selects a function for those pins from a plurality of possible functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SILICON STORAGE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Hieu Van Tran, Hung Quoc Nguyen, Mark Reiten
  • Patent number: 10363208
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compositions and methods for improving the quality and durability of color in artificially colored hair. The methods employ pre-color treatments containing divalent metal salts of inorganic acids and monovalent or divalent metal salts of organic acids (treatments to the hair prior to artificial coloring of hair) and optionally, post-color treatments containing silane compounds (treatments to the hair after artificial coloring of hair).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Andrea Elsen, Nghi Van Nguyen, Jim Singer, Daniella Gonzalez-Toro, Martin Asare
  • Publication number: 20190216589
    Abstract: Systems and methods can remove material of interest, including blood clots, from a body region, including but not limited to the circulatory system for the treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE), deep vein thrombosis (DVT), cerebrovascular embolism, and other vascular occlusions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Thanh Van Nguyen, Duy Nguyen, Tung Hoang Ngo
  • Patent number: 10349976
    Abstract: Disclosed is an expandable percutaneous sheath, for introduction into the body while in a first, low cross-sectional area configuration, and subsequent expansion to a second, enlarged cross-sectional configuration. The sheath is maintained in the first, low cross-sectional configuration by a tubular restraint. In one application, the sheath is utilized to provide access for a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure such as percutaneous nephrostomy or urinary bladder access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Onset Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: George F. Kick, Thanh Van Nguyen, Samuel M. Shaolian
  • Publication number: 20190210018
    Abstract: This application provides a bead with a covalently attached chemical compound and a covalently attached DNA barcode and methods for using such beads. The bead has many substantially identical copies of the chemical compound and many substantially identical copies of the DNA barcode. The compound consists of one or more chemical monomers, where the DNA barcode takes the form of barcode modules, where each module corresponds to and allows identification of a corresponding chemical monomer. The nucleic acid barcode can have a concatenated structure or an orthogonal structure. Provided are method for sequencing the bead-bound nucleic acid barcode, for cleaving the compound from the bead, and for assessing biological activity of the released compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Plexium, Inc.
    Inventors: Kandaswamy VIJAYAN, Andrew Boyd MACCONNELL, Joseph Franklin Rokicki, Michael VAN NGUYEN
  • Publication number: 20190192414
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions suitable for styling hair. Certain compositions comprise a. at least one alkoxysilane having at least one solubilizing functional group and at least one amino substituent; and b. at least one carboxylic acid-containing latex film former. The at least one alkoxysilane may be neutralized by the at least one carboxylic acid-containing latex film former. Also provided are method of using same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Nghi Van NGUYEN, Jim Mitchell Singer, Siliu Tan, Aditi Gogineni
  • Publication number: 20190197321
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for capturing an object (9) in an environmental region (8) of a motor vehicle (1) based on a sequence of images (10, 11) of the environmental region (8), which are provided by means of a camera (4) of the motor vehicle (1), including the steps of: recognizing a first object feature (24) in a first image (10) of the sequence, wherein the first object feature (24) describes at least a part of the object (9) in the environmental region (8), estimating a position of the object (9) in the environmental region (8) based on a predetermined movement model, which describes a movement of the object (9) in the environmental region (8), determining a prediction feature (26) in a second image (11) following the first image (10) in the sequence based on the first object feature (24) and based on the estimated position, determining a second object feature (25) in the second image (11), associating the second object feature (25) with the prediction feature (26) in the second image (11) if a
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Connaught Electronics Ltd.
    Inventors: Ciaran Hughes, Duong-Van Nguyen, Jonathan Horgan, Jan Thomanek
  • Publication number: 20190198206
    Abstract: Described are a kit comprising at least two magnetocaloric materials having identical stoichiometry but different Curie temperature, a magnetocaloric regenerator comprising at least two magnetocaloric materials having identical stoichiometry but different Curie temperature and a process for producing at least two magnetocaloric materials having identical stoichiometry but different Curie temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Johan TER MAAT, Sumohan MISRA, David VAN ASTEN, Bernard REESINK, Wilfried HERMES, Michael ZEILINGER, Fabian SEELER, Kerstin SCHIERLE-ARNDT, Ekkehard BRUECK, Van Thang NGUYEN
  • Publication number: 20190192410
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions suitable for styling hair. Certain compositions comprise a. at least one alkoxysilane having at least one solubilizing functional group and at least one amino substituent; b. at least one acid; and c. at least one ionic latex film former. Also provided are methods of using same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Nghi Van Nguyen, Jim Mitchell Singer, Siliu Tan, Aditi Gogineni
  • Patent number: 10325666
    Abstract: During a program, read, or erase operation of one or more non-volatile flash memory cells in an array of non-volatile flash memory cells, a negative voltage can be applied to the word lines and/or coupling gates of the selected or unselected non-volatile flash memory cells. The negative voltage is generated by a negative high voltage level shifter using one of several embodiments disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SILICON STORAGE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Hieu Van Tran, Anh Ly, Thuan Vu, Hung Quoc Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10315814
    Abstract: A cap, a method of using a cap, and a system for using the cap. The cap is capable of being fitted to a bottle. The cap includes a transfer port; and a vent port. The vent port includes a membrane and a valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Van Nguyen Truskett, Colleen Lyons, Matthew C. Traub, Whitney Longsine, Tyler Mann, Steven C. Shackleton
  • Patent number: 10320013
    Abstract: A gas diffusion layer having a first major surface and a second major surface which is positioned opposite to said first major surface and an interior between said first and second major surfaces is formed. The gas diffusion layer comprises a porous carbon substrate which is directly fluorinated in the interior and is substantially free of fluorination on at least one of the first major surfaces or the second major surfaces, and preferably both surfaces. The gas diffusion layer may be formed using protective sandwich process during direct fluorination or by physically or chemically removing the C—F atomic layer at the major surfaces, for example by physical plasma etching or chemical reactive ion etching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
    Inventors: Trung Van Nguyen, Xuhai Wang
  • Publication number: 20190173078
    Abstract: The present invention relates an electro-active polymeric ionic liquid including imidazolium-based molecules, said imidazolium-based molecule comprising each at least: —one imidazolium moiety associated with a negatively-charged counter-ion, and —one reducible group selected from: Formula (IV), —an anthraquinone derivative of formula (IV): with R1 representing a hydrogen atom or a C1-C6-alkyl group, —a viologen group, and —a metallocene reducible group such as a cobaltocene group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicants: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Universite Paris Diderot Paris 7
    Inventors: Ghilane Jalal, Gaëlle Trippe Allard, Van Bui Thi Tuyet, Hyacinthe Randriamahazaka, Thuan Nguyen Pham Truong
  • Patent number: 10312248
    Abstract: A memory device with memory cell pairs each having a single continuous channel region, first and second floating gates over first and second portions of the channel region, an erase gate over a third portion of the channel region between the first and second channel region portions, and first and second control gates over the first and second floating gates. For each of the pairs of memory cells, the first region is electrically connected to the second region of an adjacent pair of memory cells in the same active region, and the second region is electrically connected to the first region of an adjacent pair of the memory cells in the same active region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Silicon Storage Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hieu Van Tran, Hung Quoc Nguyen, Nhan Do
  • Publication number: 20190164984
    Abstract: A memory device with memory cell pairs each having a single continuous channel region, first and second floating gates over first and second portions of the channel region, an erase gate over a third portion of the channel region between the first and second channel region portions, and first and second control gates over the first and second floating gates. For each of the pairs of memory cells, the first region is electrically connected to the second region of an adjacent pair of memory cells in the same active region, and the second region is electrically connected to the first region of an adjacent pair of the memory cells in the same active region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Hieu Van Tran, Hung Quoc Nguyen, Nhan Do
  • Publication number: 20190165961
    Abstract: Techniques for bridging communication between multiple networks to facilitate distribution of multicast data are described herein. For example, the techniques may identify a particular node that is able to communicate with each network and instruct the particular node to act as a bridge between the networks. The particular node may forward data from either network to the other network. This may allow data for a multicast group to be distributed to members of the multicast group that are located in separate networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Jerome Bartier, James Laurence Taylor, Viet-Hung Nguyen, Hartman Van Wyk