Patents by Inventor Wei Zhang

Wei Zhang 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: 9841376
    Abstract: The invention relates to a metamaterial nano-sensing system, and in particular to a high-sensitivity metamaterial nano-sensing system with an ultra-narrow line width spectral response. The system includes an input light path, a metamaterial nano-sensing unit and an output light path which are sequentially provided along a direction of a light path, and the metamaterial nano-sensing unit includes a Bragg grating and a metallic periodic array arranged above the Bragg grating. The nano-sensing system provided by the invention has an ultra-narrow line width spectral response, so that sensitivity of a nanosensor is effectively improved, and broad application prospect in the fields of portable biosensing, drug development and detection, environment monitoring and the like is ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: XI'AN INSTITUTE OF OPTICS AND PRECISION MECHANICS OF CAS
    Inventors: Wenfu Zhang, Guoxi Wang, Lingxuan Zhang, Wei Zhao
  • Patent number: 9843542
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for downloading and displaying pictures associated with instant messages is performed at a computing device. The computing device receives an instant message having an associated picture and including address information of the picture. The computing device determines whether it is in a first network environment. If so, the computing device displays a thumbnail of the picture on the screen and a visual cue indicating that the picture is being downloaded and starts downloading the picture associated with the instant message according to the address information without receiving a download instruction from a user of the computing device. The thumbnail is then replaced with the picture after the picture is downloaded. While the picture is being downloaded, the computing device may pause the download when it is no longer in the first network environment and replaces the visual cue with a different one indicating so.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Wenbin Zhang, Chao Huang, Wei Luo
  • Patent number: 9841242
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a heat exchanger for transferring heat between a first gas flow and a second gas flow, the heat exchanger comprising at least two sectors; a first sector that is operative to receive a combustion air stream; and a second sector that is opposed to the first sector and that is operative to receive either a reducer gas stream or an oxidizer gas stream, and a pressurized layer disposed between the first sector and the second sector; where the pressurized layer is at a higher pressure than combustion air stream, the reducer gas stream and the oxidizer gas stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: Wei Zhang
  • Patent number: 9840383
    Abstract: A banknote separating device is applicable for a financial self-service equipment, includes a banknote separating wheel set and a reverse wheel set for cooperating with the banknote separating wheel set, and the reverse wheel set includes a reverse-wheel-set rotating shaft, a reverse wheel fixing frame, and a reverse wheel assembly. One end of the reverse wheel assembly sequentially passes through an E-shaped snap ring, a flanged bearing, a one-way bearing stop ring and a one-way bearing to be mounted to the reverse wheel fixing frame, and the one-way bearing and the reverse wheel fixing frame are coupled by the one-way bearing stop ring to form a stationary rigid body, and the one-way bearing stop ring is in contact with only an outer ring of the flanged bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: GRG BANKING EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xing Hu, Guihong Zhou, Wei Zhang, Zhan Liu
  • Patent number: 9842225
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling a browser are provided. The method includes: acquiring a characteristic identifier of a user; comparing the characteristic identifier of the user with a pre-stored benchmark characteristic identifier to determine whether the characteristic identifier is identical to the benchmark characteristic identifier; if the characteristic identifier is identical to the benchmark characteristic identifier, entering a pre-set private browsing mode wherein a browser plug-in saves the browsing history data of the user; and when the user completes the browsing, receiving an instruction from the user to close the plug-in and exit the private browsing mode. The method and apparatus for controlling a browser save the browsing data of a user in private browsing mode and prevent other users from accessing such data without the correct characteristic identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Wei Li, Ying Huang, Huijiao Yang, Ruiyi Zhou, Tingyong Tang, Bo Hu, Kai Zhang, Renfang Liu, Zhipei Wang, Cheng Feng, Zhengkai Xie, Xi Wang, Yulei Liu
  • Patent number: 9843616
    Abstract: A webpage sharing method, an apparatus and a system are disclosed, the method includes: acquiring, by a device with memory and at least one processor, a webpage sharing instruction, acquiring an terminal identification (ID) corresponding to a terminal according to the webpage sharing instruction, acquiring a webpage identifier that identifies at least a portion of the webpage, and transmitting the webpage identifier to an event monitoring process that is associated with a web browser in the terminal corresponding to the ID. The above page sharing method, apparatus and system enable a user to operate without need to additionally open an instant messaging tool so as to avoid extra memory usage, increase memory utilization and improve the running speed of a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Cheng Feng, Tingyong Tang, Zhipei Wang, Hao Tang, Xi Wang, Kai Zhang, Xin Qing, Sirui Liu, Huijiao Yang, Ying Huang, Yulei Liu, Wei Li, Bo Hu, Ruiyi Zhou, Lei Guan, Bosen He, Ning Ma, Yang Li, Yingge Li, Lei Zheng, Zhenan Guan
  • Patent number: 9843148
    Abstract: A receptacle connector includes a housing defining a base and a mating tongue forwardly extending therefrom, a first row of contacts disposed in the housing with contacting sections and surface mount type tail sections for mounting on a PCB, a second row of contacts disposed in the housing with contacting sections and through hole type tail sections for mounting in the PCB; a metallic shield including a capsular segment surrounding the mating tongue to define a mating cavity and a rear wall covering a rear face of the base to surrounding the surface mount type tail sections and a lower bracket attached to the metallic shielding. The lower bracket is located upon a bottom side of the shield and includes a bottom wall, two sidewalls and a rear wall commonly surrounding the through hole type tail sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Terrance F. Little, Chih-Pi Cheng, Wei-Hao Su, Cheng-Chi Yeh, Yuan Zhang, Stephen Sedio, Hendrikus P. G. Van der Steen
  • Publication number: 20170351535
    Abstract: A method to deploy a multitier application in a virtualized computing environment includes receiving an open virtualization format (OVF) package. The OVF package includes an OVF descriptor, one or more virtual disk image files of virtual machines, and a multitier application blueprint specifying software components on the virtual machines and dependencies of the software components. The method further includes deploying the virtual machines based on the OVF package and executing the multitier application blueprint by deploying the software components on the virtual machines pursuant to the dependencies of the software components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Dehui MAO, Ping CHEN, Yuanzhi WANG, Wei ZHANG, Li FANG
  • Publication number: 20170350201
    Abstract: A data logger includes a mainboard, and a jacketing, wherein the mainboard is covered with the jacketing, wherein the data logger is capable to be carried by said drilling fluid traveled in borehole, wherein the data in borehole is collected by the mainboard of the data logger during traveling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Zhaorui SHI, Mengjiao YU, Zuyang ZHU, Jinhai ZHAO, Wei ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20170350241
    Abstract: A data logger comprises a mainboard and a jacketing, wherein the mainboard is covered with the jacketing, wherein the data logger is capable to be carried by said drilling fluid traveled in borehole, wherein the data in borehole is collected by the mainboard of the data logger during traveling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Zhaorui SHI, Mengjiao YU, Zuyang ZHU, Jinhai ZHAO, Wei ZHANG
  • Patent number: 9833884
    Abstract: A power tool, comprising: a housing; a motor being disposed in the housing for outputting rotary power; an output shaft having an accommodating hole in the axial direction for holding a tool bit; a transmission mechanism, being disposed between the motor and the output shaft for transmitting rotary power from the motor to the output shaft; a tool bit supporting being disposed in the housing and including several chambers disposed in parallel for holding the tool bit; a connecting member being disposed in the housing and capable of moving axially between a working position where the connecting member passes through one of the chambers and to accommodate the tool bit in the chamber connect the output shaft, and a release position where the connecting member exits and separates from one of the several chambers; and an operating member is arranged on the housing for controlling the axial movement of the connecting member; the power tool further includes an automatic shifting means for adjusting the position of th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: POSITEC POWER TOOLS (SUZHOU) CO., LTD
    Inventors: Paolo Andriolo, Shisong Zhang, Hongfeng Zhong, Xiaoli Pang, Jingtao Xu, Mingjian Xie, Yichun Ma, Wei Zhang, Qinglin Wang
  • Patent number: 9836889
    Abstract: Embodiments for interacting with an executable virtual object associated with a real object are disclosed. In one example, a method for interacting with an executable virtual object associated with a real object includes receiving sensor input from one or more sensors attached to the portable see-through display device, and obtaining information regarding a location of the user based on the sensor input. The method also includes, if the location includes a real object comprising an associated executable virtual object, then determining an intent of the user to interact with the executable virtual object, and if the intent to interact is determined, then interacting with the executable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Ben Sugden, John Clavin, Ben Vaught, Stephen Latta, Kathryn Stone Perez, Daniel McCulloch, Jason Scott, Wei Zhang, Darren Bennett, Ryan Hastings, Arthur Tomlin, Kevin Geisner
  • Patent number: 9835739
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for processing signals of a semiconductor detector, including: acquiring a relationship of a time difference between anode and cathode signals of the semiconductor detector with an anode signal amplitude; obtaining an optimal data screening interval according to the relationship of the time difference between anode and cathode signals of the semiconductor detector with the anode signal amplitude, wherein the optimal data screening interval is an interval where the time difference between the anode and cathode signals is greater than 50 ns; and screening and processing the collected data according to the optimal data screening interval when the semiconductor detector collects data. The present invention better overcomes the inherent crystal defects of the detector, reduces the effect of background noise, increases the energy resolution of the cadmium zinc telluride detector under room temperature, and improves the peak-to-compton ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignees: TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY, NUCTECH COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Lan Zhang, Yulan Li, Yuanjing Li, Jianqiang Fu, Yingshuai Du, Wei Zhang, Xuming Ma, Jun Li
  • Patent number: 9835924
    Abstract: A silicon based terahertz full wave liquid crystal phase shifter is provided. The liquid crystal phase shifter has a first silicon conductive substrate, a second silicon conductive substrate, a plurality of pads, and a liquid crystal. The first and second silicon conductive substrates, instead of the quartz glass and transparent electrode, such as ITO, are used as substrates and to provide electrodes of the liquid crystal phase shifter. Thus, the effect of the liquid crystal phase modulation of the liquid crystal phase shifter in the THz range can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: National Sun Yat-Sen University
    Inventors: Chao-Kuei Lee, Han-Wei Zhang, Tsung-Hsien Lin, Chun-Ta Wang, Jun-Ting Guo
  • Publication number: 20170344633
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for classification and ranking of features for a hierarchical dataset. A hierarchical schema of features from the dataset is accessed. A hierarchical rank is assigned to each feature based on its schema level in the hierarchical schema. Additionally, a semantic rank is assigned to each feature using a semantic model having ranked semantic contexts. The semantic rank of a feature is assigned by identifying a semantic context of the feature and assigning the rank of the semantic context as the semantic rank of the feature. A rank is computed for each feature as a function of its hierarchical rank and semantic rank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: SHILADITYA BOSE, WEI ZHANG, ARVIND HEDA
  • Publication number: 20170347040
    Abstract: A self-image capturing method includes a user activating a capturing device, controlling a light detecting device to detect ambient light intensity around an electronic device, determining whether the light intensity detected by the light detecting device is less than a predetermined value, activating the infrared capturing device when determining that the light intensity detected by the light detecting device is less than the predetermined value, controlling the capturing device to capture a selfie image of the user in response to an operation from the user, controlling the infrared capturing device to capture an infrared selfie image, and synthesizing the two captured images into a single selfie image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: JUN-WEI ZHANG, TSUNG-JEN CHUANG, SEN FAN
  • Patent number: 9832415
    Abstract: In one aspect, a TV set is provided. A base includes two supporting mounts. One end of the first supporting mount is rotatably connected with a back side of a display screen assembly. The second supporting mount includes two supporting arms symmetrically disposed on two sides of the first supporting mount. One end of each supporting arm is rotatably connected with the first supporting mount respectively at a rotatory connection point. When the base is in a supporting state, for each supporting arm, a triangular supporting structure is formed by the rotatory connection point, the other end of the first supporting mount, and the other end of the supporting arm. When the base is in a retracted state, the first supporting mount is attached to the back side of the display screen assembly, and the second supporting mount is superimposed on an outer side wall of the first supporting mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignees: HISENSE HIVIEW TECH CO., LTD., HISENSE USA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xuan Wei Zhang, Bin Xu, Di Fei Wang
  • Patent number: 9826958
    Abstract: A method and system for processing and displaying breast ultrasound information is described. A 2D feature weighted volumetric coronal image as a “guide” or “road map” is generated from the 3D ultrasound data volume to represent the 3D dataset with the goal of emphasizing abnormalities within the breast while excluding non-breast structures, particularly those external to the breast such as ribs and chest wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: QView, INC
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Shih-Ping Wang, Alexander Schneider, Nico Karssemeijer
  • Publication number: 20170337525
    Abstract: A degradation estimation method includes: a service record acquiring step acquiring a service record of maintenance of a device; an analysis step analyzing a degradation state of the device from the service record; a determination standard adjustment step adjusting a first determination standard to a second determination standard depending on the analyzed degradation state, the first determination standard being determined in advance for estimating whether there is degradation of the device or not; a device data acquisition step acquiring first device data indicating state of the device; and a first degradation estimation step estimating whether there is degradation of the device or not using the acquired first device data and the second determination standard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: ATSUSHI YOSHIDA, WEI ZHANG, YOSUKE TAJIKA
  • Patent number: 9823565
    Abstract: Embodiments in accordance with the present invention encompass negative-tone, solvent developable, self-imageable polymer compositions containing photobase generators which are useful for forming films that can be patterned to create structures for microelectronic devices, microelectronic packaging, microelectromechanical systems, optoelectronic devices and displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: PROMERUS, LLC
    Inventors: Hendra Ng, Wei Zhang