Patents by Inventor Xiaoping Yan

Xiaoping Yan 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: 20190359113
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to vehicle technology, and more particularly, to a vehicle for carrying a container. The vehicle includes: a vehicle body, at least one locking mechanism provided on the vehicle body and a microcontroller unit communicatively connected to each of the at least one locking mechanism and configured to control each of the at least one locking mechanism to switch between a locked state and an unlocked state. Each of the at least one locking mechanism is connected fixedly to the container when the locking mechanism is in the locked state, such that the container is fixed to the vehicle body. The vehicle is advantageous in that it is capable of locking and unlocking the container in a simple way, thereby improving the efficiency of the vehicle in transportation of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Xiaoping GU, Chao YAN
  • Patent number: 9984714
    Abstract: An apparatus including a heat sink layer and a magnetic recording layer over the heat sink layer. In addition, a thermochromic layer is over the heat sink layer, wherein the thermochromic layer includes a first optical absorbance at a first temperature and a second optical absorbance at a second temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Paul M. Jones, Timothy J. Klemmer, Ruoxi Yang, Martin Giles Blaber, Xiaoding Ma, ZhaoHui Fan, Michael J. Stirniman, Yang Yang, XiaoPing Yan, Fujian Huang, Emil John Catoc Esmenda, Emir R. Kazazic, Florin Zavaliche, Hongbo Wang, Huan H. Tang, Kyoumarss Damavandi
  • Patent number: 9842616
    Abstract: Provided herein is an apparatus including a head over-coat and a depleted region in the head over-coat. A media over-coat is deposited in the depleted region. A near field transducer is adjacent to the head over-coat, wherein the near field transducer combusts the deposited media over-coat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Segate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Florin Zavaliche, Paul M. Jones, Jan-Ulrich Thiele, ZhaoHui Fan, Bing Zhang, Emil John C. Esmenda, XiaoPing Yan, Xiaoding Ma, Fujian Huang, Huan Tang
  • Publication number: 20170316800
    Abstract: An apparatus including a heat sink layer and a magnetic recording layer over the heat sink layer. In addition, a thermochromic layer is over the heat sink layer, wherein the thermochromic layer includes a first optical absorbance at a first temperature and a second optical absorbance at a second temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Paul M. JONES, Timothy J. KLEMMER, Ruoxi YANG, Martin Giles BLABER, Xiaoding MA, ZhaoHui FAN, Michael J. STIRNIMAN, Yang YANG, XiaoPing YAN, Fujian HUANG, Emil John Catoc ESMENDA, Emir R. KAZAZIC, Florin ZAVALICHE, Hongbo WANG, Huan H. TANG, Kyoumarss DAMAVANDI
  • Patent number: 9734856
    Abstract: Provided herein is an apparatus including a substrate and a magnetic recording layer over the substrate. In addition, a thermochromic layer is over the substrate, wherein the thermochromic layer includes a first optical absorbance at a first temperature and a second optical absorbance at a second temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Paul M. Jones, Timothy J. Klemmer, Ruoxi Yang, Martin Giles Blaber, Xiaoding Ma, ZhaoHui Z. Fan, Michael J. Stirniman, Yang Yang, XiaoPing Yan, Fujian Huang, Emil John C. Esmenda, Emir R. Kazazic, Florin Zavaliche, Hongbo Wang, Huan H. Tang, Kyoumarss Damavandi
  • Publication number: 20170025139
    Abstract: Provided herein is an apparatus including a substrate and a magnetic recording layer over the substrate. In addition, a thermochromic layer is over the substrate, wherein the thermochromic layer includes a first optical absorbance at a first temperature and a second optical absorbance at a second temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Paul M. Jones, Timothy J. Klemmer, Ruoxi Yang, Martin Giles Blaber, Xiaoding Ma, ZhaoHui Z. Fan, Michael J. Stirniman, Yang Yang, XiaoPing Yan, Fujian Huang, Emil John C. Esmenda, Emir R. Kazazic, Florin Zavaliche, Hongbo Wang, Huan H. Tang, Kyoumarss Damavandi
  • Patent number: 9040125
    Abstract: A magnetic data storage medium may include a substrate, a magnetic recording layer, a protective carbon overcoat, and a monolayer covalently bound to carbon atoms adjacent a surface of the protective carbon overcoat. According to this aspect of the disclosure, the monolayer comprises at least one of hydrogen, fluorine, nitrogen, oxygen, and a fluoro-organic molecule. In some embodiments, a surface of a read and recording head may also include a monolayer covalently bound to carbon atoms of a protective carbon overcoat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Paul M. Jones, Xiaoping Yan, Lei Li, James Dillon Kiely, Christopher Loren Platt, Michael J. Stirniman, Jiping Yang, Yiao-Tee Hsia
  • Patent number: 9017834
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compounds of formula I: X-(L-Z)p-L-R[L-(Z-L)p-Y]q??(I) wherein L is a perfluoropolyether; R is q can be an integer equal to or greater than 1; p can independently be integers from 0 to 7; X and Y can independently be chosen from: —OH, —CH2CH2OH, CH2CH2OCH2CH2OH, —CH2CH(OH)CH2OH, —C6H5, —CH2C6H5, —CH2CH(OH)CH3, F, —CF3, —CF2CF3, piperonyl, triazine, benzotriazole, and derivatives thereof; and Z, if present, can independently be chosen from: —C6H4—, —CH2C6H4CH2—, —CH2CH(OH)CH2—, —CH2CH(OH)CH2CH(OH)CH2—, —CH(OH)CH(OH)CH2—, —CH(CH2OH)—, or —CH(C6H5)—.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Xiaoping Yan, Michael Stirniman, Qian Guo, Wenhong Liu
  • Patent number: 8852763
    Abstract: Compounds of formula I: wherein X are independently —(CH2)b—, wherein b is 0 or an integer from 1 to 6; Rf are independently —CF2O(CF2CF2O)p(CF2)qCF2—, —CF2CF2O(CF2CF2CF2O)rCF2CF2—, or —CF2CF2CF2O(CF2CF2CF2CF2O)sCF2CF2CF2—, or derivatives thereof, wherein p, q, r and s are independently integers so that Mn of Rf is about 150 to 4500; and Z are independently chosen from groups that comprise —OH, —(OH)2, —COOCH3, —F, —CF3, or —CF2CF3, with the caveat that not all Z are the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Xiaoping Yan, Michael Josesph Stirniman
  • Publication number: 20140099518
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compounds of formula I: X-(L-Z)p-L-R[L-(Z-L)p-Y]q??(I) wherein L is a perfluoropolyether; R is q can be an integer equal to or greater than 1; p can independently be integers from 0 to 7; X and Y can independently be chosen from: —OH, —CH2CH2OH, CH2CH2OCH2CH2OH, —CH2CH(OH)CH2OH, —C6H5, —CH2C6H5, —CH2CH(OH)CH3, F, —CF3, —CF2CF3, piperonyl, triazine, benzotriazole, and derivatives thereof; and Z, if present, can independently be chosen from: —C6H4—, —CH2C6H4CH2—, —CH2CH(OH)CH2—, —CH2CH(OH)CH2CH(OH)CH2—, —CH(OH)CH(OH)CH2—, —CH(CH2OH)—, or —CH(C6H5)—.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Xiaoping Yan, Michael Stirniman, Qian Guo, Wenhong Liu
  • Patent number: 8685548
    Abstract: Compositions including one or more a central cores having a cyclic group, and a plurality of arms extending from the central cores, wherein the arms comprise perfluoropolyethers (PFPEs) or its derivatives. Methods of preparing the compositions are also provided. Methods of preparing storage media that incorporate the compositions therein are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Xiaoping Yan, Michael Joseph Stirniman, Jiping Yang, Wenhong Liu, Qian Guo
  • Publication number: 20130337194
    Abstract: A magnetic data storage medium may include a substrate, a magnetic recording layer, a protective carbon overcoat, and a monolayer covalently bound to carbon atoms adjacent a surface of the protective carbon overcoat. According to this aspect of the disclosure, the monolayer comprises at least one of hydrogen, fluorine, nitrogen, oxygen, and a fluoro-organic molecule. In some embodiments, a surface of a read and recording head may also include a monolayer covalently bound to carbon atoms of a protective carbon overcoat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Paul M. Jones, Xiaoping Yan, Lei Li, James Dillon Kiely, Christopher Loren Platt, Michael J. Stirniman, Jiping Yang, Yiao-Tee Hsia
  • Publication number: 20130288080
    Abstract: Compounds of formula I: wherein X are independently —(CH2)b—, wherein b is 0 or an integer from 1 to 6; Rf are independently —CF2O(CF2CF2O)p(CF2)qCF2—, —CF2CF2O(CF2CF2CF2O)rCF2CF2—, or —CF2CF2CF2O(CF2CF2CF2CF2O)sCF2CF2CF2—, or derivatives thereof, wherein p, q, r and s are independently integers so that Mn of Rf is about 150 to 4500; and Z are independently chosen from groups that comprise —OH, —(OH)2, —COOCH3, —F, —CF3, or —CF2CF3, with the caveat that not all Z are the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Xiaoping Yan, Michael Josesph Stirniman
  • Patent number: 8518563
    Abstract: A magnetic data storage medium may include a substrate, a magnetic recording layer, a protective carbon overcoat, and a monolayer covalently bound to carbon atoms adjacent a surface of the protective carbon overcoat. According to this aspect of the disclosure, the monolayer comprises at least one of hydrogen, fluorine, nitrogen, oxygen, and a fluoro-organic molecule. In some embodiments, a surface of a read and recording head may also include a monolayer covalently bound to carbon atoms of a protective carbon overcoat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Paul M. Jones, Xiaoping Yan, Lei Li, James Dillon Kiely, Christopher Loren Platt, Michael J. Stirniman, Jiping Yang, Yiao-Tee Hsia
  • Publication number: 20120251843
    Abstract: Compositions including one or more a central cores having a cyclic group, and a plurality of arms extending from the central cores, wherein the arms comprise perfluoropolyethers (PFPEs) or its derivatives. Methods of preparing the compositions are also provided. Methods of preparing storage media that incorporate the compositions therein are further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC.
    Inventors: XIAOPING YAN, Michael Joseph Stirniman, Jiping Yang, Wenhong Liu, Qian Guo
  • Patent number: 8187732
    Abstract: A lubricant layer for a magnetic recording medium may include a perfluoropolyether having monomer units and end groups selected to provide high thermal stability and good reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Lei Li, Xiaoping Yan, Paul M. Jones, Jiping Yang, Yiao-Tee Hsia
  • Patent number: 8149534
    Abstract: A data storage device comprising a storage medium having a recordable surface, a transducing head having a bearing surface positioned adjacent to the recordable surface of the storage medium, and at least one compound disposed between the recordable surface and the bearing surface, the at least one compound comprising at least one functional group that imparts corrosion resistance and at least one functional group that imparts lubricating properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Xiaoping Yan, Lei Li, Paul Max Jones, Yiao-Tee Hsia
  • Patent number: 8060148
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an apparatus for wirelessly transmitting display signals between a plurality of external host device and a display device. The apparatus comprises a wireless signal transceiver unit for establishing a network-transmission-protocol-based high-frequency signal channel for respective external host devices; a main controller, connected to the wireless signal transceiver unit, for analyzing signals from the wireless signal transceiver unit to extract information of the plurality of external host devices, configuration information and/or the display data, performing configurations and display mode selection based on the configuration information, and outputting the active display data; an image data process control unit, connected to the main controller and the display device, for storing the display data from the main controller, controlling the output of the display data, and performing timing control to interface signals of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventors: Xiaoping Yan, Zihua Guo
  • Publication number: 20110205665
    Abstract: A magnetic data storage medium may include a substrate, a magnetic recording layer, a protective carbon overcoat, and a monolayer covalently bound to carbon atoms adjacent a surface of the protective carbon overcoat. According to this aspect of the disclosure, the monolayer comprises at least one of hydrogen, fluorine, nitrogen, oxygen, and a fluoro-organic molecule. In some embodiments, a surface of a read and recording head may also include a monolayer covalently bound to carbon atoms of a protective carbon overcoat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Paul M. Jones, Xiaoping Yan, Lei Li, James Dillon Kiely, Christopher Loren Platt, Michael J. Stirniman, Jiping Yang, Yiao-Tee Hsia
  • Patent number: 7949797
    Abstract: The present invention provides a computer docking station and a switching method thereof. The method comprises: monitoring whether a wired input/output module is connected to a host computer, and outputting a monitoring result; controlling a first data processing module to be connected to the wired input/output module when the monitoring result indicates that the wired input/output module is connected to the host computer, or otherwise controlling the first data processing module to be connected to a wireless input/output module when the monitoring result indicates that the wired input/output module is not connected to the host computer. According to the present invention, an extended interface can be provided to the host computer in either of a wireless way and a wired way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventors: Xiaoping Yan, Wei Xie, Zihua Guo