Patents by Inventor William Shen

William Shen 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: 10533406
    Abstract: A manifold trailer and pairing system are disclosed. Methods may include pressurizing a low pressure manifold of a manifold trailer, the low pressure manifold having a first low pressure valve and a second low pressure valve; opening a selected low pressure valve of the first and second low pressure valves; detecting a first pressure on a selected pump, via a first pressure sensor, indicative of a fluid communication between the selected low pressure valve and the selected pump; detecting a second pressure associated with a main line or a wellhead; comparing the first pressure on the selected pump to the second pressure associated with the main line or the wellhead to derive a pressure differential; and engaging the selected pump if the pressure differential is within a given threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Miguel Lopez, Marcos Suguru Kajita, Christopher Shen, William Troy Huey, Sarmad Adnan
  • Patent number: 10477707
    Abstract: A disclosed expansion card may include a printed circuit board and a hardware accelerator. The hardware accelerator may be disposed on the printed circuit board and may include application-specific hardware circuitry designed to perform a computing task. The hardware accelerator may offload a portion of the computing task from a central processing unit of a computing device by executing, via the application-specific hardware circuitry, the portion of the computing task. The expansion card may also include an edge connector, disposed on a connecting edge of the printed circuit board, that may couple the hardware accelerator to the central processing unit via a computing bus. The edge connector may also include a primary pinout and a secondary pinout that may each conform to a compact pinout specification that may be more compact than a pinout specification defined for the computing bus. Various other systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Markus Petersen, William Christie Arnold, Hao Shen, Austin Joel Cousineau
  • Patent number: 10470330
    Abstract: A server structure includes a tray, a carrier and a releasing knob. The tray has an internal bottom surface, and a latch and a stopping arm are arranged thereon. The latch protrudes in the tray and parallel with the internal bottom surface. The stopping arm extends along the internal bottom surface and a stopping portion is defined thereon. The stopping portion protrudes from the internal bottom surface. The carrier for accommodating a hard disk drive is accommodated in the tray. A positioning pin for latching the hard disk drive protrudes in the carrier, a fixing hole is defined on the carrier, the latch is inserted in and latches the fixing hole, and the carrier is pressed by the stopping portion. The releasing knob is pivotally connected with the carrier and pressing the stopping arm and pivoting to press the stopping arm, and the stopping portion is thereby retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chieh-Tang Chen, William Shen
  • Publication number: 20190317955
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods for determining missing content in a database are provided. The database may contain a plurality of known embedded sentences and their relationship to content. In one aspect, a method includes receiving new queries and generating new embedded sentences from said new queries. The method also includes determining whether the new embedded sentences are similar to known embedded sentences. The method also includes generating a message indicating that new embedded sentence is not linked to content. Systems are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Vitalii ZHELEZNIAK, Daniel William BUSBRIDGE, April Tuesday SHEN, Samuel Laurence SMITH, Nils HAMMERLA
  • Patent number: 10434467
    Abstract: Hydrogen sulfide and mercaptans may be removed from a fluid or gaseous stream by introducing a composite to the fluid or gaseous stream containing a hydrogen sulfide scavenger adsorbed onto a water-insoluble adsorbent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Dong Shen, William H. Steiner, Stephen J. Szymczak
  • Patent number: 10428641
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and article of manufacture, may operate to determine a value of strain, such as an equivalent plastic strain, in a perforated portion of a well by applying a set of draw-down pressures to the surface of at least one perforation tunnel in the perforated portion. The perforated portion, in turn, is modeled using stress components provided by a global field model that includes the location of the well, to set boundary conditions at the surface of the well. A well drilling process and a tunnel perforating process are modeled with element removal and pressure addition for the perforated portion. Additional activity may include operating a controlled device based on the value of strain that is determined. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: LANDMARK GRAPHICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xinpu Shen, Guoyang Shen, William Standifird
  • Patent number: 10346255
    Abstract: A computer system comprises a processor unit arranged to run a hypervisor running one or more virtual machines; a cache connected to the processor unit and comprising a plurality of cache rows, each cache row comprising a memory address, a cache line and an image modification flag; and a memory connected to the cache and arranged to store an image of at least one virtual machine. The processor unit is arranged to define a log in the memory and the cache further comprises a cache controller arranged to set the image modification flag for a cache line modified by a virtual machine being backed up, but not for a cache line modified by the hypervisor operating in privilege mode; periodically check the image modification flags; and write only the memory address of the flagged cache rows in the defined log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Guy Lynn Guthrie, Naresh Nayar, Geraint North, Hugh Shen, William Starke, Phillip Williams
  • Patent number: 10342156
    Abstract: A server with an airflow guiding structure includes a chassis having a storage area, a computing area and a fan module installed between the storage area and the computing area. The storage area includes multiple storage modules, and the computing area includes a fan module and a motherboard electrically coupled to each storage module. The fan module has an air inlet configured to be corresponding to the storage area, an air outlet configured to be corresponsive to the computing area and an airflow guiding component with multiple airflow guiding ducts. The airflow guiding component is configured to be corresponsive to the air inlet. Therefore, the vibration of the fan module is reduced and the operation efficiency of the storage medium and the service life of the server are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chia-Yu Fu, Pei-Yu Wu, William Shen
  • Patent number: 10339009
    Abstract: A computer system comprises a processor unit arranged to run a hypervisor running one or more virtual machines; a cache connected to the processor unit and comprising a plurality of cache rows, each cache row comprising a memory address, a cache line and an image modification flag; and a memory connected to the cache and arranged to store an image of at least one virtual machine. The processor unit is arranged to define a log in the memory and the cache further comprises a cache controller arranged to set the image modification flag for a cache line modified by a virtual machine being backed up, but not for a cache line modified by the hypervisor operating in privilege mode; periodically check the image modification flags; and write only the memory address of the flagged cache rows in the defined log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Guy Lynn Guthrie, Naresh Nayar, Geraint North, Hugh Shen, William Starke, Phillip Williams
  • Publication number: 20190194678
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for modulating plant development are provided. Nucleotide sequences and amino acid sequences encoding Ovule Development Protein 2 (ODP2) proteins are provided. The sequences can be used in a variety of methods including modulating development, developmental pathways, altering oil content in a plant, increasing transformation efficiencies, modulating stress tolerance, and modulating the regenerative capacity of a plant. Transformed plants, plant cells, tissues, and seed are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: WILLIAM J GORDON-KAMM, TIMOTHY G HELENTJARIS, KEITH S LOWE, BO SHEN, MITCHELL C TARCZYNSKI, PEIZHONG ZHENG
  • Publication number: 20190183429
    Abstract: An automatic classification method for distinguishing between indolent and clinically significant carcinoma using multiparametric MRI (mp-MRI) imaging is provided. By utilizing a convolutional neural network (CNN), which automatically extracts deep features, the hierarchical classification framework avoids deficiencies in current schemes in the art such as the need to provide handcrafted features predefined by a domain expert and the precise delineation of lesion boundaries by a human or computerized algorithm. This hierarchical classification framework is trained using previously acquired mp-MRI data with known cancer classification characteristics and the framework is applied to mp-MRI images of new patients to provide identification and computerized cancer classification results of a suspicious lesion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Kyung Hyun Sung, William Hsu, Shiwen Shen, Xinran Zhong
  • Patent number: 10317949
    Abstract: A server having a removable storage structure is provided. The server includes a housing, a storage case and a handle structure. The housing includes a bottom plate, a first plate and a second plate. The first plate includes a guiding slot. The storage case is arranged between the first plate and the second plate. The storage case includes a support plate, a partition plate and a heat dissipating plate. The partition plate is in contact with the first plate and includes a sliding slot. The handle structure includes a first arm, a second arm, a handle, and a slide pin. The first arm is pivotally connected to the partition plate and includes a through hole. The second arm is pivotally connected to the second plate. The slide pin is inserted in the sliding slot and the guiding slot via the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Te-Chang Lin, William Shen, Pan-pan Liang
  • Publication number: 20190155945
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods for retrieving content in response to receiving a natural language query are provided. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a natural language query submitted by a user using a user interface, generating an embedded sentence from said query, determining a similarity between the embedded sentence derived from the received natural language query and embedded sentences from queries saved in a database comprising a fixed mapping of responses to saved queries expressed as the embedded sentences, retrieving a response for an embedded sentence determined to be similar to one of the saved queries, and providing the response to the user via the user interface. Systems are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Vitalii ZHELEZNIAK, Daniel William BUSBRIDGE, April Tuesday SHEN, Samuel Laurence SMITH, Nils HAMMERLA
  • Patent number: 10293390
    Abstract: A laying head for forming an axially moving hot rolled product into a helical series of rings includes a quill rotatable about an axis, with a tubular body journaled for rotation between axially spaced bearings, and a nose projecting axially and forwardly from its tubular body. A product guide is carried by the quill. The product guide is configured to form the product into a helical series of rings. A guide trough provides a helical extension of the product guide. Major portions of the product guide and the guide trough are carried on a continuous helical support on the nose of the quill. The guide trough is channel shaped, with a continuous bottom defining the rim of the helical support, and with segmented detachable side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Primetals Technologies USA LLC
    Inventors: William Shen, Peiliang P. Zhang, Jianping Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190136515
    Abstract: Systems and methods for making a waterproofed concrete wall assembly, such as for a basement wall. A waterproof liner is present at the pouring of the concrete of the wall assembly, and has a fibrous layer into which concrete can infuse before hardening. The waterproof liner may include one or more boards including a polymer foam. The boards may line a form used to make the wall assembly, or may make up part of the form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: William J. Fredericks, II, Ralph Michael Fay, Diana Fisler, ChangQing Shen, Guodong Zheng, Zebonie Sukle, Dennis A. Kopp
  • Publication number: 20190076898
    Abstract: A system for cooling rolling mill material is provided that includes a conveyor system that receives rolling mill material and passes the rolling mill material through one or more cooling regions. A cooling structure that operates uniformly across the central and edge regions of the conveyor system. The cooling structure uses a first jet of air for cooling the central portion of the rolling mill material. A nozzle deck is positioned on the edge regions of the conveyor system produces a second of jet of air for cooling the edge portions of the rolling mill. The nozzle deck includes one or more adjustable nozzle structures for controlling the air flow produced by the second jet of air by varying the size of their air passage regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Primetals Technologies USA LLC
    Inventors: JASON ZELLE, William Shen, Matthew Palfreman
  • Patent number: 9967997
    Abstract: Server equipment having a fool-proof structure includes a casing and a tray. The casing includes a storage unit area, a plurality of motherboard areas, a back plate, insertion slots and a fool-proof device. The fool-proof device selectively has an engagement member at a first height or an engagement member at a second height. The tray includes a motherboard, a connection card and a protection housing. When the protection housing is in contact with the engagement member at the first height, the connection card is correspondingly inserted into the insertion slot. When the protection housing is in contact with the engagement member at the second height, the connection card is spaced from the insertion slot by a distance. Accordingly, the connection card is prevented from being inserted to a wrong insertion slot, so damage to the connection card is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: William Shen, Te-Chang Lin, Richard S. Chen
  • Publication number: 20150202673
    Abstract: A laying head for forming an axially moving hot rolled product into a helical series of rings comprises a quill rotatable about an axis, with a tubular body journalled for rotation between axially spaced bearings, and a nose projecting axially and forwardly from its tubular body. A product guide is carried by the quill. The product guide is configured to form the product into a helical series of rings. A guide trough provides a helical extension of the product guide. Major portions of the product guide and the guide trough are carried on a continuous helical support on the nose of the quill. The guide trough is channel shaped, with a continuous bottom defining the rim of the helical support, and with segmented detachable side walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: William Shen, Peiliang P. Zhang, Jianping Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140070039
    Abstract: A rolling mill coil-forming laying head apparatus includes a driven rotating quill that discharges elongated material into an elongated path hollow structure, such as a laying head pipe and a downstream deflector guide trough. The path and deflector guide trough structures are supported by a unistructural permanently-formed housing having integral elongated hollow pathway structure, deflector guide trough, and quill mounting support extensions formed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS VAI METALS TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: William Shen, Peiliang P. Zhang, Jianping Zhang
  • Publication number: 20110219422
    Abstract: A social network application system stores profile information of one or more types of objects, such as users, places, events, things, organizations and other types of objects. The system maintains current information for the various types of objects. The current information is updated periodically. The system generates a dataset for generating density reports for one or more types of objects based on search criteria. The dataset includes current information for one or more types of objects. The dataset is transmitted to a user device. The user device displays a graphical representation of density of objects in a geographical area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: METHOD SOLUTIONS LLC
    Inventors: WILLIAM SHEN, MARCUS HOPKINS, JASON D. MAIER, LANE ROATHE, RICHARD RICE, BILLY NOLEN, LEE ARELLANO