Patents by Inventor Xiang Dong

Xiang Dong 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: 20180039729
    Abstract: A method to detect chromatin-interacting RNAs in any given state of a cell or tissue by examining global RNA interactions with DNA by deep sequencing. A method to generate a global view of chromatin-RNA interactome by mapping the binding locations on the genome of each detected chromatin interacting RNA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Xiang-Dong Fu, Bing Zhou, Xiao Li
  • Patent number: 9861039
    Abstract: A clutch for a mower has an electric motor, a drive mechanism connected with the motor and an output mechanism connected with the drive mechanism. The drive mechanism has a cam driven by the motor and a cam follower reciprocating along with the cam. Reciprocation of the cam follower switches the output mechanism between a transmission state and a non-transmission state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson Electric S.A.
    Inventors: Xiang Dong Jiang, John Hammar, Man Fat Wong, Ming Wai Chau, Allan Madrid
  • Publication number: 20170144844
    Abstract: The embodiment of the present disclosure discloses a system and a method for loading and unloading a cassette.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventor: Xiang Dong
  • Publication number: 20170115246
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for determining a heating value of a sample hydrocarbon-containing mixture having hydrocarbons and non-hydrocarbons as mixture components. The sample is reacted with an excess amount of oxidant gas in a reaction chamber to form a product gas containing residual oxygen. The molecular weight of the sample is measured and the residual oxygen concentration of the product gas is measured. The heating value is calculated from the measurements of the molecular weight and the residual oxygen concentration. Pure component hydrocarbon gases may be used to calibrate the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Blaine Edward Herb, Matthew H. MacConnell, Xiang-Dong Peng
  • Publication number: 20170084248
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus for improving angular distribution of light and total light throughput in a display device. A display device can include first and second substrates and an array of display elements positioned between the first and second substrates. A first light blocking layer can be positioned on the first substrate and can define a first plurality of apertures. A second light blocking layer can be positioned on the second substrate and can define a first second of apertures. A plurality of reflective sidewalls can be positioned adjacent to at least one edge of a respective aperture of the first plurality of apertures. The reflective sidewalls can help to improve angular distribution of light and total light throughput of the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Jianru Shi, Lu Lu, Ji Ma, Xiang-Dong Mi, Jignesh Gandhi, Teruo Sasagawa, Matthew Brian Sampsell
  • Patent number: 9586819
    Abstract: Process for producing hydrogen where multiple streams are heated in parallel with reformate that has passed from the shift reactor. Each of the multiple streams are heated from a temperature below the dew point of the reformate to a temperature above the dew point of the reformate by reformate that is cooled from a temperature above the dew point of the reformate to a temperature below the dew point of the reformate. The multiple streams can include two or more of water condensate, boiler feed water, hydrocarbon feedstock, and pressure swing adsorption unit by-product gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Jianguo Xu, Xiang-Dong Peng
  • Patent number: 9499814
    Abstract: The invention provides products of manufacture for screening for compositions that can modify a cell's gene expression profile, and methods for making and using them. In one embodiment, the invention provides products of manufacture and methods comprising a high content, high throughput screening for a composition (e.g., chemicals, small molecules) that can modify a cell's physiology based on the composition's ability to modify the cell's gene expression signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventor: Xiang-Dong Fu
  • Publication number: 20160332876
    Abstract: Process for producing hydrogen where multiple streams are heated in parallel with reformate that has passed from the shift reactor. Each of the multiple streams are heated from a temperature below the dew point of the reformate to a temperature above the dew point of the reformate by reformate that is cooled from a temperature above the dew point of the reformate to a temperature below the dew point of the reformate. The multiple streams can include two or more of water condensate, boiler feed water, hydrocarbon feedstock, and pressure swing adsorption unit by-product gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Jianguo Xu, Xiang-Dong Peng
  • Publication number: 20160282541
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for providing stacks of optical films that may be used to provide increased on-axis display brightness. In one aspect, an apparatus or system may be provided that includes a light source, a first optical film having triangular cross-section, prismatic light-turning structures, and a second optical film having trapezoidal cross-section, prismatic light-turning structures. The first optical film may be interposed between the light source and the second optical film. In further aspects, a third optical film, similar to the first optical film, may be interposed between the light source and the first optical film. In yet further aspects, one or more additional optical films, similar to the second optical film, may be positioned in the stack such that the second optical film is between the first optical film and the additional optical film(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Jianru Shi, Yuhong Yao, Lu Lu, Jignesh Gandhi, Xiang-Dong Mi, James Eakin, Robert Myers, Waseem Mohammad, Matthew Brian Sampsell
  • Publication number: 20160258583
    Abstract: This disclosure provides devices, apparatuses and methods of providing an optical filter with quantum dot films for converting a first wavelength of light to a second wavelength of light. The optical filter includes a plurality of high refractive index layers and a plurality of low refractive index layers alternatingly disposed between the high refractive index layers. Quantum dots are dispersed in either the high refractive index layers or the low refractive index layers. In some implementations, the quantum dots are capable of absorbing blue light and emitting green light. Thus, the optical filter can be part of a red-green-blue lighting device that includes a first blue LED optically coupled with the optical filter to produce green light, a red LED and a second blue LED.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Jianru Shi, Lu Lu, Yuhong Yao, Xiang-Dong Mi, Jignesh Gandhi, James Eakin, Waseem Mohammad, Robert Myers, Nikolay Nemchuk
  • Publication number: 20160219788
    Abstract: A clutch for a mower has an electric motor, a drive mechanism connected with the motor and an output mechanism connected with the drive mechanism. The drive mechanism has a cam driven by the motor and a cam follower reciprocating along with the cam. Reciprocation of the cam follower switches the output mechanism between a transmission state and a non-transmission state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Xiang Dong JIANG, John HAMMAR, Man Fat WONG, Ming Wai CHAU, Allan Madrid
  • Patent number: 9309130
    Abstract: Process for producing a hydrogen-containing product and one or more liquid water products using catalytic steam-hydrocarbon reforming. In the process, a portion of the make-up water is heated by the reformate and another portion of the make-up water is heated by the combustion product gas prior to introducing the make-up water to a deaerator. Water in the combustion product gas is condensed to form a liquid water product. The process may be integrated with a thermal water desalination process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Xiang-Dong Peng, Derek Miller, Geoffrey Colling Achilles, Xianming Jimmy Li
  • Publication number: 20160077329
    Abstract: In one innovative aspect of the disclosure, a method includes patterning a first region and a first portion of a second region of a substrate using a first reticle. The method also includes patterning the second region and a first portion of the first region using a second reticle. The method additionally includes forming a first array of first patterned elements based on the patterning by the first reticle, and forming a second array of second patterned elements based on the patterning by the second reticle. In some implementations, each of the first and the second arrays are incomplete in each of the first portions. However, the first patterned elements in the first portion of the second region are complementary to the second patterned elements in the first portion of the second region. Similarly, the first patterned elements in the first portion of the first region are complementary to the second patterned elements in the first portion of the first region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Katsumi Matsumoto, Tsutomu Kobayashi, Edward Buckley, Xiang-Dong Mi, Jianru Shi, Jignesh Gandhi, Timothy Brosnihan
  • Publication number: 20160048015
    Abstract: Systems, methods and methods of manufacture for, among other things, a MEMS display that has a substrate with a first and a second array of apertures. The first and second arrays are, typically, formed on the substrate so that the arrays are adjacent and define a field boundary line that may extend between the two arrays and along a width of the substrate. In at least one array, the apertures that are proximate the field boundary line are placed at locations on the substrate to reduce differences in luminance between one portion of the display and another portion of the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Xiang-Dong Mi, Jignesh Gandhi, Timothy Brosnihan, John Fijol, Cait Ni Chleirigh, Aleksander Franz, Jianru Shi, Stephen Robert Lewis
  • Publication number: 20160016793
    Abstract: Reactive diluent fluid (22) is introduced into a stream of synthesis gas (or “syngas”) produced in a heat-generating unit such as a partial oxidation (“PDX”) reactor (12) to cool the syngas and form a mixture of cooled syngas and reactive diluent fluid. Carbon dioxide and/or carbon components and/or hydrogen in the mixture of cooled syngas and reactive diluent fluid is reacted (26) with at least a portion of the reactive diluent fluid in the mixture to produce carbon monoxide-enriched and/or solid carbon depleted syngas which is fed into a secondary reformer unit (30) such as an enhanced heat transfer reformer in a heat exchange reformer process. An advantage of the invention is that problems with the mechanical integrity of the secondary unit arising from the high temperature of the syngas from the heat-generating unit are avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Shoou-I Wang, John Michael Repasky, Shankar Nataraj, Xiang-Dong Peng
  • Publication number: 20150299698
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and in vivo, ex vivo and in vitro methods for trans-differentiation of or re-programming mammalian cells to functional neurons. In particular, the invention provides methods for engineering non-neuronal cells into neurons, including fully functional human neuronal cells, and methods for engineering non-neuronal cells into neurons, e.g., fully functional human neuronal cells, in the brain to treat a neurodegenerative disease. In alternative embodiments, the invention provides compositions comprising re-differentiated or re-programmed mammalian cells, such as human cells, of the invention. The invention also provides compositions and methods for direct reprogramming of cells to a second phenotype or differentiated phenotype, such as a neuron, including a fully functional human neuronal cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Xiang-Dong Fu, Yuanchao Xue
  • Publication number: 20150185466
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for a MEMS display apparatus incorporating a tiered backplane slot structure. The backplane can include two or more light-blocking layers defining optical windows and positioned at different heights. Light can pass through the optical windows of the display apparatus at an angle. In some implementations, the angle can be based on the index of refraction of a transparent material inside the display apparatus. The transmission of off-axis and on-axis light can be improved by varying the widths of the optical windows in each layer of the backplane. In some implementations, the difference in the widths of optical windows of adjacent layers can be substantially equal to the separation distance between the layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: Pixtronix, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiang-Dong MI, Jianru SHI, Jignesh GANDHI
  • Publication number: 20150110708
    Abstract: Process for producing a hydrogen-containing product and one or more liquid water products using catalytic steam-hydrocarbon reforming. In the process, a portion of the make-up water is heated by the reformate and another portion of the make-up water is heated by the combustion product gas prior to introducing the make-up water to a deaerator. Water in the combustion product gas is condensed to form a liquid water product. The process may be integrated with a thermal water desalination process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICAL INC.
    Inventors: Xiang-Dong Peng, Derek Miller, Geoffrey Colling Achilles, Xianming Jimmy Li
  • Patent number: 9011814
    Abstract: Reactive diluent fluid (22) is introduced into a stream of synthesis gas (or “syngas”) produced in a heat-generating unit such as a partial oxidation (“POX”) reactor (12) to cool the syngas and form a mixture of cooled syngas and reactive diluent fluid. Carbon dioxide and/or carbon components and/or hydrogen in the mixture of cooled syngas and reactive diluent fluid is reacted (26) with at least a portion of the reactive diluent fluid in the mixture to produce carbon monoxide-enriched and/or solid carbon depleted syngas which is fed into a secondary reformer unit (30) such as an enhanced heat transfer reformer in a heat exchange reformer process. An advantage of the invention is that problems with the mechanical integrity of the secondary unit arising from the high temperature of the syngas from the heat-generating unit are avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: GTLpetrol LLC
    Inventors: Shoou-I Wang, John Michael Repasky, Shankar Nataraj, Xiang-Dong Peng
  • Patent number: 8956587
    Abstract: A catalytic steam-hydrocarbon reforming process for producing a hydrogen-containing product and export steam where a first stream of make-up water is heated by flue gases from the reformer and a second stream of make-up water is heated by reformate from the reformer prior to being introduced into a deaerator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiang-Dong Peng, David Anthony Zagnoli