Patents by Inventor Xing Yi

Xing Yi 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: 20240044802
    Abstract: Herein disclosed is a surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) chip for generating multiple SERS profiles simultaneously from one or more analytes suspected to be in a sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Xing Yi LING, In Yee PHANG, Gia Chuong PHAN QUANG, Siew Kheng BOONG, Howard Yi Fan SIM, Sher Lin Charlynn KOH, Shi Xuan LEONG, Yong Xiang LEONG
  • Publication number: 20230350958
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for displaying a customized news stream. One method includes an operation for identifying dwell times spent by users while accessing a first plurality of items, each item belonging to one media type from a plurality of media types (e.g., news articles, videos, slide shows, etc.). In addition, the method includes operations for determining statistical parameters for each media type based on the identified dwell times, and for detecting a news corpus having a second plurality of items. A priority for each item in the news corpus is determined based on the media type of the item, the corresponding statistical parameters for the media type of the item, and the profile of a user. The news stream is sent to the user for presentation on a display, the news stream being sorted based on the priority of the items in the news corpus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventors: Xing Yi, Scott Gaffney
  • Publication number: 20230330741
    Abstract: A guide roller for a continuous casting machine includes a roller seat having bearings, a roller shaft mounted for rotation in the roller seat and at least one roller body mounted on the roller shaft and configured to support a billet. A passive optical sensor is mounted to the roller seat and configured to output optical signals, and an optical fiber extends from the passive optical sensor and is configured to convey the optical signals to a processor configured to determine one or more physical parameters of an installation position of the passive optical sensor based on the optical signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Inventors: Xing YI, Liang WENG, Jiakai LIU, Weifei GENG, Zongkang XU
  • Patent number: 11698939
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for displaying a customized news stream. One method includes an operation for identifying dwell times spent by users while accessing a first plurality of items, each item belonging to one media type from a plurality of media types (e.g., news articles, videos, slide shows, etc.). In addition, the method includes operations for determining statistical parameters for each media type based on the identified dwell times, and for detecting a news corpus having a second plurality of items. A priority for each item in the news corpus is determined based on the media type of the item, the corresponding statistical parameters for the media type of the item, and the profile of a user. The news stream is sent to the user for presentation on a display, the news stream being sorted based on the priority of the items in the news corpus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Xing Yi, Scott Gaffney
  • Patent number: 11687966
    Abstract: A method for online advertising, is provided, including: receiving a request for a web page from a client device; in response to the request, selecting an advertisement for presentation on the web page, and transmitting the web page to the client device; determining a duration of exposure of the advertisement when the web page is presented on the client device; determining a level of performance of a guaranteed presentation amount associated with the advertisement, the level of performance based on the duration of exposure of the advertisement. In another embodiment, a plurality of candidate advertisements are identified for presentation on a requested web page; for each candidate, an expected cost per time unit (eCPTU) of exposure is determined; one candidate advertisement is selected for presentation on the web page based on the eCPTU's; the web page is transmitted to a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Yahoo Ad Tech LLC
    Inventor: Xing Yi
  • Publication number: 20230128092
    Abstract: The invention provides a sensor, which includes a sensing surface; a housing including a recess, the sensing surface is located at the bottom of the recess, and the recess includes at least one side wall and an opening circumferentially surrounding the sensing surface. A compressed fluid nozzle is provided in the at least one side wall to nozzle compressed fluid from the compressed fluid nozzle to force the substance on the sensing surface to leave from the opening. This design makes it possible to refresh in situ with good efficiency without involving additional mechanical parts, thus reducing the risk of sensing surface damage, such as scratch wear, in the presence of wear particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2022
    Publication date: April 27, 2023
    Inventors: Yu Xin Zhou, Yunfei Pan, Xing Yi, Bo Han, Defeng Lang
  • Publication number: 20230041467
    Abstract: Method, system, and programs for measuring user engagement with content items. In one example, a query is received. A set of content items related to the query is obtained. A presentation of at least one content item of the set of content items is provided on a user interface. A user activity related to the at least one content item is determined. An amount of time between a time at which the presentation of the at least one content item is provided on the user interface and a time at which the user activity occurred is determined. A score associated with the content item is determined based on the amount of time. Information related to user engagement with the set of content items is generated based on the score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2022
    Publication date: February 9, 2023
    Inventors: Alyssa Glass, Xing Yi
  • Patent number: 11505489
    Abstract: An isothermal drop speed cooling method and an apparatus for same. A glass ribbon carried with glass passes through the forced convection area of the glass annealing lehr, and the glass ribbon is moving while the glass is being air-cooled in the forced convection area. The glass is air-cooled by different air volume according to the temperature of the glass, so that the glass is allowed to be cooled at isothermal drop speed during the moving process of the glass. According to the cooling method and apparatus, the specification size of the opening section of multi-row air nozzles longitudinally arranged is increased along the moving direction of the glass ribbon, so that the cooling air volume from the front to the rear can be gradually increased, thereby allowing the temperature drop speed of a glass plate to be uniform from the front to the rear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: CHINA TRIUMPH INTERNATIONAL ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shou Peng, Xing Yi, Rui Liu, Ming Cheng, Yuan Liu
  • Patent number: 11484574
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for the delivery of agents to a subject, particularly to the central nervous system (CNS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Inventors: Alexander V. Kabanov, Yuhang Jiang, Xing Yi
  • Publication number: 20220336688
    Abstract: An optical collection apparatus includes a plurality of light transmissive optical reflectors and a plurality of planar bifacial solar cells. Each light transmissive optical reflector is configured to transmit indirect light impinging on first and second collection sides thereof. First and second photovoltaic sides of each of the plurality of bifacial solar cells are positioned to collect indirect light impinging thereon. The planar bifacial solar cells are arranged such that at least one light transmissive optical reflector of the plurality of light transmissive optical reflectors is positioned between consecutive ones of the planar bifacial solar cells. Each light transmissive optical reflector of the plurality of light transmissive optical reflectors is configured to reflect direct incoming light impinging on the first collection side thereof towards the first photovoltaic side of a corresponding one of the planar bifacial solar cells. A solar collection and shading system is also contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Brett BARNES, Stephen CAELERS, Philip CHANG, Xing Yi LI, John Paul MORGAN, Stefan MYRSKOG, Muny TRAM
  • Patent number: 11474926
    Abstract: Method, system, and programs for measuring user engagement with content items. In one example, a query is received. A set of content items related to the query is obtained. A presentation of at least one content item of the set of content items is provided on a user interface. A user activity related to the at least one content item is determined. An amount of time between a time at which the presentation of the at least one content item is provided on the user interface and a time at which the user activity occurred is determined. A score associated with the content item is determined based on the amount of time. Information related to user engagement with the set of content items is generated based on the score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Alyssa Glass, Xing Yi
  • Publication number: 20220258232
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composite material suitable for use in surface-enhanced Raman scattering, the material comprising a substrate layer having a surface; a plurality of layers of core-shell particles formed on the surface of the substrate layer, wherein the core is formed from a plasmonic metal nanoparticle, and the shell is formed from a metal-organic framework (MOF), and wherein the plurality of layers of core-shell particles provide a thickness of from 0.5 to 10 um on the surface of the substrate layer. In specific embodiments, the plasmonic metal nanoparticles are silver nanocubes, and the MOF is ZIF-8.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Xing Yi LING, Gia Chuong PHAN QUANG
  • Patent number: 11294873
    Abstract: One or more systems and/or methods of generating a query-goal-mission structure for a set of queries are provided. A set of queries may be evaluated to identify query information for the queries within the set of queries. The queries may be evaluated as query pairs to determine common goal probabilities (e.g., likelihood two queries correspond to a particular goal, such as to identify vacation planning information) for the query pairs. Responsive to the common goal probabilities for the query pairs exceeding a goal probability threshold, the query pairs may be grouped into goal clusters. The goal clusters may be evaluated as goal cluster pairs to determine common mission probabilities. Responsive to the common mission probabilities for the goal cluster pairs exceeding a mission probability threshold, the goal clusters may be grouped into mission clusters. The mission clusters and the goal clusters may be utilized to generate a query-goal-mission structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Xing Yi, Zhen Yue, Alyssa Glass Owara, Shuguang Han
  • Publication number: 20210053317
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composite superhydrophobic material comprising: a substrate layer comprising a set of positively or negatively charged functional groups; a metal nanoparticle coating on top of the substrate layer, comprising a set of negatively or positively charged functional groups; a metal layer on top of the metal nanoparticle coating; and a first superhydrophobic layer on top of the metal layer. Also disclosed herein is a method of making said material, and a method of predicting increased risk of spontaneous miscarriage using said material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Nanyang Technological University
    Inventors: Xing Yi Ling, Yih Hong Lee, Nguan Soon Tan, Xuemei Han, Hiang Kwee Lee, Ya-Chuan Kao
  • Patent number: 10817667
    Abstract: A method and a virtual agent system services a user request from a user. The virtual agent system includes: (a) a conversational user interface receiving the user request and communicating with two or more virtual agents; and (b) a dialog manager including a natural language processing module, that directs operations of the conversational user interface, wherein the dialog manager (i) receives and analyzes the user request from the conversation user interface using the natural language processing module, (ii) causes the conversational user interface to request and to receive a response to the user request from each of the virtual agents, and (iii) integrates the received responses to the user request into an integrated response based on the natural language processing module and causes the conversational user interface to provide the integrated response to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: RULAI, INC.
    Inventors: Xing Yi, Jie Li
  • Patent number: 10789304
    Abstract: Method, system, and programs for measuring user engagement with content items. In one example, a query is received. A presentation of a content item related to the query is provided on a user interface. A user activity (e.g., related to manipulation of the content item) is determined. A score associated with the content item is determined based on the user activity. Information related to user engagement with the content item is generated based on the score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Alyssa Glass, Xing Yi
  • Patent number: 10769547
    Abstract: One or more client devices, systems, and/or methods of improving mobile searches are provided. A feature (e.g., “snow boots”), generated on a client device, is identified. The feature is evaluated to identify a goal (e.g., finding snow boots) associated with the feature. A mission (e.g., finding outdoor apparel), associated with the goal, is identified. A query (e.g., “outdoor stores near Akron”) associated with a second goal (e.g., find outdoor apparel store) associated with the mission is identified using a model generated utilizing a machine learning method trained using a query-goal-mission structure. A query recommendation (e.g., “outdoor apparel store”) comprising the query is presented to the user. A user satisfaction metric, associated with the query, the query recommendation, a result generated by the query recommendation, etc. is determined based upon user interaction with the query recommendation and the result. The model may be tuned based upon the user satisfaction metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Xing Yi, Zhen Yue, Alyssa Glass Owara, Zhigeng Geng
  • Patent number: 10664484
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content generating, searching, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. The disclosed systems and methods leverage the display screen sizes of information cards to improve the accuracy and efficiency of displayed search results. The disclosed systems and methods can be implemented in search and recommendation systems for optimally performing a search and displaying the results of the search based on, among other features, the size of the cards providing each search result and the display size of the screen displaying such results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Nadav Golbandi, Xing Yi, Liangjie Hong
  • Publication number: 20200125617
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for displaying a customized news stream. One method includes an operation for identifying dwell times spent by users while accessing a first plurality of items, each item belonging to one media type from a plurality of media types (e.g., news articles, videos, slide shows, etc.). In addition, the method includes operations for determining statistical parameters for each media type based on the identified dwell times, and for detecting a news corpus having a second plurality of items. A priority for each item in the news corpus is determined based on the media type of the item, the corresponding statistical parameters for the media type of the item, and the profile of a user. The news stream is sent to the user for presentation on a display, the news stream being sorted based on the priority of the items in the news corpus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Xing Yi, Scott Gaffney
  • Patent number: D988251
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: MORGAN SOLAR INC.
    Inventors: Brett Barnes, Samuel Kim, Xing Yi Li, Muny Tram