Patents by Inventor Wenping Zhao

Wenping Zhao 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: 10710842
    Abstract: A belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car extending longitudinally along a length of the belt. An inner belt layer formed from a first material is bonded to the plurality of tension elements at a first side of the belt. The inner belt layer forms an inner belt surface interactive with a traction sheave of an elevator system. An outer belt layer formed from a second material is bonded to the plurality of tension elements at a second side of the belt. The plurality of tension elements are located between the first side and the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, John P. Wesson, Daniel A. Mosher, Scott Alan Eastman, Michael Paul Humbert, Mark Steven Thompson, Eric Jay Amis
  • Publication number: 20200215772
    Abstract: A method of making a multi-section tank with composite material includes pre-tensioning the composite material, wrapping a soluble tool in the composite material, and curing the composite material around the soluble tool. The composite material is pre-tensioned with force to align fibers in the composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Nathaniel Ching, Wenping Zhao, Jin Hu
  • Publication number: 20200215725
    Abstract: A method of making a blind hole in a wall of a multi-section tank during manufacture includes inserting a thin, flexible composite spacer ring in a hole in a composite material between mating parts of a soluble tool. The composite spacer ring is cured to the composite material during curing and maintains the hole between sections of the tank once completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Nathaniel Ching, Jin Hu, Wenping Zhao, Casey Slane
  • Patent number: 10676319
    Abstract: A belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car includes a tension member extending along a length of the belt, the tension member including a plurality of fibers bonded in a first polymer matrix, the plurality of fibers extending parallel to and discontinuous along a length of the belt and arranged with one or more lengthwise extending gaps between lengthwise adjacent fibers. A jacket substantially retains the tension member. A method of forming a tension member for an elevator system belt includes arranging a plurality of fibers into a fiber bundle. The plurality of fibers extend parallel to a length of the belt and have one or more lengthwise extending gaps between lengthwise extending fibers. The plurality of fibers is bonded to a first polymer matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark R. Gurvich, Wenping Zhao, John P. Wesson
  • Patent number: 10669126
    Abstract: A belt for an elevator system includes one or more tension members arranged along a belt width and extending longitudinally along a length of the belt, each tension member including a plurality of fibers extending along the belt length. A jacket material at least partially encapsulates the plurality of tension members. An elevator system includes a hoistway, an elevator car located in the hoistway and movable therein, and a belt operably connected to the elevator car to suspend and/or drive the elevator car along the hoistway. The belt includes one or more tension members arranged along a belt width and extending longitudinally along a length of the belt, each tension member including a plurality of fibers extending along the belt length. A jacket material at least partially encapsulates the plurality of tension members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, Daniel A. Mosher
  • Patent number: 10669127
    Abstract: A traction-driven belt for moving a load includes a plurality of tension elements extending longitudinally along a length of the belt, and a plurality of yarns interlaced with the plurality of tension elements forming a composite belt structure. A laminate material layer is affixed to at least one surface of the composite belt structure to improve one or more performance properties of the composite belt structure. A belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car includes a plurality of tension elements extending longitudinally along a length of the belt, and a plurality of yarns interlaced with the plurality of tension elements forming a composite belt structure. A sheath encloses at least one tension element of the plurality of tension elements. The sheath is formed from a flowable material to bind the tension element to the plurality of yarns, and/or adjacent tension elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, Daniel A. Mosher, Michael Paul Humbert, Steven W. Gronda, Wenping Zhao
  • Patent number: 10648616
    Abstract: A pressure vessel assembly includes a plurality of lobes, each lobe having at least one vertically arranged interior wall, the lobes positioned in a side by side arrangement such that a first interior wall of a first lobe is positioned adjacent a second interior wall of a second lobe, the first interior wall having a first wall top and bottom side, the second interior wall having a second wall top and bottom side, the first wall top side joined to the second wall top side and the first wall bottom side joined to the second wall bottom side. Also included are first and second end wall surfaces of each of the plurality of lobes. Further included is a plurality of end caps, each of the end caps joined to the end wall surfaces of the lobes, each of the end caps joined to at least one adjacent end cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas J. Garosshen, Ellen Y. Sun, Paul F. Croteau, Andrzej Ernest Kuczek, Tahany Ibrahim El-Wardany, Wenping Zhao, Justin R. Hawkes, John A. Sharon, John P. Wesson, Daniel V. Viens
  • Publication number: 20200010168
    Abstract: A heated floor panel assembly for aircraft includes structural layers made of a fiber matrix and a high temperature thermoplastic resin. The structural layers are within the heated floor panel assembly to protect the other assembly components from damage and absorb stress. The heated floor panel assembly further includes a heating layer with a heating element, an impact layer, and a core layer to take shear stress exerted on the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Jin Hu, Nathaniel Ching, Wenping Zhao, Casey Slane, Galdemir Cezar Botura
  • Publication number: 20200015325
    Abstract: A heated floor panel assembly contains a positive temperature coefficient heater secured in the assembly through a number of welded joints through a thermoplastic dielectric layer. The positive temperature coefficient heater is on a thermoplastic substrate, which is bonded to the thermoplastic dielectric layer. The assembly further includes an impact layer, a core layer, and structural layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, Jin Hu, Nathaniel Ching, George F. Owens, Casey Slane, Brandon Hein, Daniel Waina, James A. Mullen, Melissa Leigh Patterson, Galdemir Cezar Botura
  • Publication number: 20200010169
    Abstract: A heated floor panel assembly with an impact layer is made to absorb blunt force and protect a heating element inside the assembly. The assembly further includes a plurality of structural layer made of a reinforced polymer matrix, one or more core layer with a honeycomb or foam structure for absorbing shear stress, and a heating layer containing the heating element. The impact layer is a composite layer with a resin impregnated fiber matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Casey Slane, Nathaniel Ching, Wenping Zhao, Daniel Waina, Jin Hu, Brandon Hein, George F. Owens, James A. Mullen
  • Publication number: 20200002132
    Abstract: A compensation and tie-down member for an elevator system includes one or more lightweight compensation tension elements having a first tensile strength/unit mass/unit length, and one or more heavier weight compensation tension elements having a second tensile strength/unit mass/unit length less than the first tensile strength/unit mass/unit length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel A. Mosher, Kyle B. Martin, Wenping Zhao
  • Patent number: 10472977
    Abstract: An erosion shield assembly includes an erosion shield, a carbon allotrope heater attached to an inner surface of the erosion shield, and an adhesive layer between the carbon allotrope heater and the erosion shield. The carbon allotrope heater includes at least one layer of a carbon allotrope material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, Galdemir Cezar Botura, Tommy M. Wilson, Jr., Brad Hartzler, Zaffir A. Chaudhry
  • Patent number: 10470250
    Abstract: A carbon allotrope heating element includes an electrical resistivity between 0.005 ohms per square (?/sq) and 3.0 ?/sq. A heating system includes a component and a carbon allotrope heating element having an electrical resistivity between 0.005 ?/sq and 3.0 ?/sq. A method includes modifying a carbon allotrope heating element to have an electrical resistivity between 0.005 ?/sq and 3.0 ?/sq and applying the carbon allotrope heating element to a component of an aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: James A. Mullen, Jin Hu, Galdemir Cezar Botura, Zaffir A. Chaudhry, Wenping Zhao
  • Publication number: 20190327698
    Abstract: A method for transmitting a synchronization sequence, and a method and a device for synchronization detection are provided, the method for transmitting the synchronization sequence including: setting a target synchronization sequence with good autocorrelation characteristic, where at least one segment of sequence truncated in a time domain or a frequency domain of the target synchronization sequence is a sub-synchronization sequence, and the sub-synchronization sequence has good autocorrelation characteristic and the sub-synchronization sequences have good cross-correlation between each other; and transmitting the target synchronization sequence to a user equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Zheng ZHAO, Bin REN, Fangchen CHENG, Wenping MA, Shaohui SUN, Xueming PAN
  • Patent number: 10422477
    Abstract: A composite vessel assembly includes a circumferentially continuous wall and an end cap. The wall includes a plurality of layers, and the end cap includes a plurality of steps. Each step of the plurality of steps is engaged to a respective layer of the plurality of layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, Andrzej Ernest Kuczek, Ellen Y. Sun
  • Patent number: 10400203
    Abstract: A method for producing a living tissue and organ includes: collecting medical image information of a target tissue and organ, and converting the medical image information into three-dimensional image information; performing machine recognition and multiple feature comparisons on the three-dimensional image information, and generating a primary three-dimensional model according to physiological structure data of tissues and organs in a tissue and organ database and a residual profile of the target tissue and organ; generating a complete three-dimensional model by producing an internal microstructure of the primary three-dimensional model with reference to the tissue and organ database; producing a full-scale physical model based on the complete three-dimensional model by an additive manufacturing process; and performing a living cell-based tissue reconstruction in the full-scale physical model to produce a living tissue and organ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN EXCELLENT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
    Inventors: Xiaowen Zhao, Dongfeng Zhang, Wenping Zhao, Junhua Cai
  • Publication number: 20190253539
    Abstract: A battery cover is applied to the electronic device and configured to couple to a housing of the electronic device, and includes a glass substrate. A non-transparent layer is disposed on a first side of the glass substrate. At least one first through-hole is disposed on the non-transparent layer opposite to a camera assembly disposed in the electronic device. A camera region is disposed on the first side of the glass substrate opposite to the at least one first through-hole. A film-coated layer is disposed in the camera region of the glass substrate. An area of the camera region is greater than or equal to an area of the at least one first through-hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Dong Ma, Wenping Guo, Jinhai Guo, Kuibing Zhao
  • Patent number: 10302252
    Abstract: An illustrative example container includes a plurality of internal support members having a surface contour that at least approximates a minimum surface. The plurality of internal support members collectively provide structural support for carrying loads on the container. The plurality of internal support members collectively establish a plurality of cavities for at least temporarily containing fluid. An outer shell is connected with at least some of the internal support members. The outer shell includes a plurality of curved surfaces. The outer shell encloses the cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrzej Ernest Kuczek, Matthew E. Lynch, Paul F. Croteau, Tahany Ibrahim El-Wardany, Ellen Y. Sun, Wenping Zhao, Daniel V. Viens
  • Patent number: 10280044
    Abstract: A servicing device for a belt of an elevator system is provided including a housing and a guide member coupled to the housing. The guide member and the housing are disposed on opposite sides of the belt. At least one reservoir is disposed within the housing. The at least one reservoir contains one or more restoring materials. An applicator is configured to apply the one or more restoring materials to an adjacent surface of the belt. Application of the one or more restoring materials is configured to modify the geometry of the belt such that the modified geometry is substantially identical to the original geometry of the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, John P. Wesson, Daniel A. Mosher, Wenping Zhao, William Eaton Holden, III, Michael Paul Humbert, Brad Guilani, Gopal R. Krishnan
  • Publication number: 20190128476
    Abstract: A pressure vessel assembly includes a vessel having a wall defining a chamber and a circumferentially continuous lip projecting into the chamber from the wall. The lip defines a through-bore that is in fluid communication with the chamber. A nozzle assembly of the pressure vessel assembly includes a tube projecting at least in-part into the through-bore, and an o-ring disposed between, and in sealing contact with, the tube and the lip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Andrzej Ernest Kuczek, Ellen Y. Sun, Justin R. Hawkes, Paul F Croteau, Wenping Zhao