Patents by Inventor Ya-Qin Zhang

Ya-Qin Zhang 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: 20190054047
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of treating a malignant adrenocortical tumor, including a locally advanced and metastatic adrenocortical carcinoma. In some examples, methods of treating a malignant adrenocortical tumor include administering an effective amount of niclosamide alone or in combination with other therapeutic agents to a subject in need thereof, thereby treating the malignant adrenocortical tumor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: The U.S.A., as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Electron Kebebew, Lisa Zhang, Ya-Qin Zhang, Min Shen
  • Patent number: 9626064
    Abstract: Multiple schemes and techniques for facilitating presentations with an interactive application are described. For example, an interactive application provides a console view overlay for integrating multiple productivity applications into a graphical user interface (GUI) window. An interactive application can also share a selected display portion of the console view overlay with other interactive applications. As another example, presenters and other audience members can draw on the selected display portion being shared, and the drawn graphics are synchronously displayed by the other interactive applications. Interactive applications, as directed by their users, can join various member groups and specific presentations thereof. Moreover, a user may share content in accordance with membership grouping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ying-Qing Xu, Heung-Yeung Shum, Ya-Qin Zhang, Barn-Wan Li, Bo Liu
  • Publication number: 20170090845
    Abstract: Multiple schemes and techniques for facilitating presentations with an interactive application are described. For example, an interactive application provides a console view overlay for integrating multiple productivity applications into a graphical user interface (GUI) window. An interactive application can also share a selected display portion of the console view overlay with other interactive applications. As another example, presenters and other audience members can draw on the selected display portion being shared, and the drawn graphics are synchronously displayed by the other interactive applications. Interactive applications, as directed by their users, can join various member groups and specific presentations thereof. Moreover, a user may share content in accordance with membership grouping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ying-Qing Xu, Heung-Yeung Shum, Ya-Qin Zhang, Barn-Wan Li, Bo Liu
  • Publication number: 20160046616
    Abstract: Small molecule inhibitors of Nrf2 and methods of their use are provided for treating or preventing a disease, disorder or condition associated with an Nrf2-regulated pathway. The compound can be administered as a single agent or can be administered to enhance the efficacy of a chemotherapeutic drug and/or radiation therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicants: THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, SANFORD BURNHAM PREBYS MEDICAL DISCOVERY INSTITUTE
    Inventors: SHYAM S. BISWAL, ANJU SINGH, FRAYDOON RASTINEJAD, MIN SHEN, MATTHEW B. BOXER, YA-QIN ZHANG, JASON M. ROHDE, KYU OH, SREEDHAR VENKANNAGARI
  • Patent number: 8005138
    Abstract: A seamless bitstream switching schema is presented. The schema takes advantage of both the high coding efficiency of non-scalable bitstreams and the flexibility of scalable bitstreams. Small bandwidth fluctuations are accommodated by the scalability of the bitstreams, while large bandwidth fluctuations are tolerated by switching among scalable bitstreams. This seamless bitstream switching schema significantly improves the efficiency of scalable video coding over a broad range of bit rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Feng Wu, Shipeng Li, Xiaoyan Sun, Ya-Qin Zhang
  • Patent number: 7949049
    Abstract: A video coding system and method utilizes a 3-D wavelet transform that is memory efficient and reduces boundary effect across frame boundaries. The transform employs a lifting-based scheme and buffers wavelet coefficients at intermediate lifting steps towards the end of one GOP (group of pictures) until intermediate coefficients from the beginning of the next GOP are available. The wavelet transform scheme does not physically break the video sequence into GOPs, but processes the sequence without intermission. In this manner, the system simulates an infinite wavelet transformation across frame boundaries and the boundary effect is significantly reduced or essentially eliminated. Moreover, the buffering is very small and the scheme can be used to implement other decomposition structures. The wavelet transform scheme provides superb video playback quality with little or no boundary effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jizheng Xu, Shipeng Li, Ya-Qin Zhang, Zixiang Xiong
  • Patent number: 7830958
    Abstract: A seamless bitstream switching schema is presented. The schema takes advantage of both the high coding efficiency of non-scalable bitstreams and the flexibility of scalable bitstreams. Small bandwidth fluctuations are accommodated by the scalability of the bitstreams, while large bandwidth fluctuations are tolerated by switching among scalable bitstreams. This seamless bitstream switching schema significantly improves the efficiency of scalable video coding over a broad range of bit rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Feng Wu, Shipeng Li, Xiaoyan Sun, Ya-Qin Zhang
  • Patent number: 7826537
    Abstract: A scalable layered video coding scheme that encodes video data frames into multiple layers, including a base layer of comparatively low quality video and multiple enhancement layers of increasingly higher quality video, adds error resilience to the enhancement layer. Unique resynchronization marks are inserted into the enhancement layer bitstream in headers associated with each video packet, headers associated with each bit plane, and headers associated with each video-of-plane (VOP) segment. Following transmission of the enhancement layer bitstream, the decoder tries to detect errors in the packets. Upon detection, the decoder seeks forward in the bitstream for the next known resynchronization mark. Once this mark is found, the decoder is able to begin decoding the next video packet. With the addition of many resynchronization marks within each frame, the decoder can recover very quickly and with minimal data loss in the event of a packet loss or channel error in the received enhancement layer bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ya-Qin Zhang, Shipeng Li, Feng Wu, Rong Yan
  • Publication number: 20100077319
    Abstract: Multiple schemes and techniques for facilitating presentations with an interactive application are described. For example, an interactive application provides a console view overlay for integrating multiple productivity applications into a graphical user interface (GUI) window. An interactive application can also share a selected display portion of the console view overlay with other interactive applications. As another example, presenters and other audience members can draw on the selected display portion being shared, and the drawn graphics are synchronously displayed by the other interactive applications. Interactive applications, as directed by their users, can join various member groups and specific presentations thereof. Moreover, a user may share content in accordance with membership grouping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ying-Qing Xu, Heung-Yeung Shum, Ya-Qin Zhang, Barn-Wan Li, Bo Liu
  • Patent number: 7684494
    Abstract: A scalable layered video coding scheme that encodes video data frames into multiple layers, including a base layer of comparatively low quality video and multiple enhancement layers of increasingly higher quality video, adds error resilience to the enhancement layer. Unique resynchronization marks are inserted into the enhancement layer bitstream in headers associated with each video packet, headers associated with each bit plane, and headers associated with each video-of-plane (VOP) segment. Following transmission of the enhancement layer bitstream, the decoder tries to detect errors in the packets. Upon detection, the decoder seeks forward in the bitstream for the next known resynchronization mark. Once this mark is found, the decoder is able to begin decoding the next video packet. With the addition of many resynchronization marks within each frame, the decoder can recover very quickly and with minimal data loss in the event of a packet loss or channel error in the received enhancement layer bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ya-Qin Zhang, Shipeng Li, Feng Wu, Rong Yan
  • Patent number: 7684493
    Abstract: A scalable layered video coding scheme that encodes video data frames into multiple layers, including a base layer of comparatively low quality video and multiple enhancement layers of increasingly higher quality video, adds error resilience to the enhancement layer. Unique resynchronization marks are inserted into the enhancement layer bitstream in headers associated with each video packet, headers associated with each bit plane, and headers associated with each video-of-plane (VOP) segment. Following transmission of the enhancement layer bitstream, the decoder tries to detect errors in the packets. Upon detection, the decoder seeks forward in the bitstream for the next known resynchronization mark. Once this mark is found, the decoder is able to begin decoding the next video packet. With the addition of many resynchronization marks within each frame, the decoder can recover very quickly and with minimal data loss in the event of a packet loss or channel error in the received enhancement layer bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ya-Qin Zhang, Shipeng Li, Feng Wu, Rong Yan
  • Patent number: 7684495
    Abstract: A scalable layered video coding scheme that encodes video data frames into multiple layers, including a base layer of comparatively low quality video and multiple enhancement layers of increasingly higher quality video, adds error resilience to the enhancement layer. Unique resynchronization marks are inserted into the enhancement layer bitstream in headers associated with each video packet, headers associated with each bit plane, and headers associated with each video-of-plane (VOP) segment. Following transmission of the enhancement layer bitstream, the decoder tries to detect errors in the packets. Upon detection, the decoder seeks forward in the bitstream for the next known resynchronization mark. Once this mark is found, the decoder is able to begin decoding the next video packet. With the addition of many resynchronization marks within each frame, the decoder can recover very quickly and with minimal data loss in the event of a packet loss or channel error in the received enhancement layer bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ya-Qin Zhang, Shipeng Li, Feng Wu, Rong Yan
  • Patent number: 7680190
    Abstract: A video encoding system and method utilizes a three-dimensional (3-D) wavelet transform and entropy coding that utilize motion information in a way to reduce the sensitivity to motion. In one implementation, the coding process initially estimates motion trajectories of pixels in a video object from frame to frame in a video sequence to account for motion of the video object throughout the frames. After motion estimation, a 3-D wavelet transform is applied in two parts. First, a temporal 1-D wavelet transform is applied to the corresponding pixels along the motion trajectories in a time direction. The temporal wavelet transform produces decomposed frames of temporal wavelet transforms, where the spatial correlation within each frame is well preserved. Second, a spatial 2-D wavelet transform is applied to all frames containing the temporal wavelet coefficients. The wavelet transforms produce coefficients within different sub-bands. The process then codes wavelet coefficients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jizheng Xu, Shipeng Li, Ya-Qin Zhang
  • Patent number: 7680189
    Abstract: A video encoding system and method utilizes a three-dimensional (3-D) wavelet transform and entropy coding that utilize motion information in a way to reduce the sensitivity to motion. In one implementation, the coding process initially estimates motion trajectories of pixels in a video object from frame to frame in a video sequence to account for motion of the video object throughout the frames. After motion estimation, a wavelet transform is applied to produce coefficients within different sub-bands. The wavelet coefficients are coded independently for each sub-band to permit easy separation at a decoder, making resolution scalability and temporal scalability natural and easy. In particular, the coefficients are assigned various contexts based on the significance of neighboring samples in previous, current, and next frame, thereby taking advantage of any motion information between frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jizheng Xu, Shipeng Li, Ya-Qin Zhang
  • Patent number: 7675976
    Abstract: A video encoding system and method utilizes a three-dimensional (3-D) wavelet transform and entropy coding that utilize motion information in a way to reduce the sensitivity to motion. In one implementation, the coding process initially estimates motion trajectories of pixels in a video object from frame to frame in a video sequence to account for motion of the video object throughout the frames. After motion estimation, a 3-D wavelet transform is applied in two parts. First, a temporal 1-D wavelet transform is applied to the corresponding pixels along the motion trajectories in a time direction. The temporal wavelet transform produces decomposed frames of temporal wavelet transforms, where the spatial correlation within each frame is well preserved. Second, a spatial 2-D wavelet transform is applied to all frames containing the temporal wavelet coefficients. The wavelet transforms produce coefficients within different sub-bands. The process then codes wavelet coefficients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jizheng Xu, Shipeng Li, Ya-Qin Zhang
  • Patent number: 7664185
    Abstract: A scalable layered video coding scheme that encodes video data frames into multiple layers, including a base layer of comparatively low quality video and multiple enhancement layers of increasingly higher quality video, adds error resilience to the enhancement layer. Unique resynchronization marks are inserted into the enhancement layer bitstream in headers associated with each video packet, headers associated with each bit plane, and headers associated with each video-of-plane (VOP) segment. Following transmission of the enhancement layer bitstream, the decoder tries to detect errors in the packets. Upon detection, the decoder seeks forward in the bitstream for the next known resynchronization mark. Once this mark is found, the decoder is able to begin decoding the next video packet. With the addition of many resynchronization marks within each frame, the decoder can recover very quickly and with minimal data loss in the event of a packet loss or channel error in the received enhancement layer bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ya-Qin Zhang, Shipeng Li, Feng Wu, Rong Yan
  • Patent number: 7653134
    Abstract: A video encoding system and method utilizes a three-dimensional (3-D) wavelet transform and entropy coding that utilize motion information in a way to reduce the sensitivity to motion. In one implementation, the coding process initially estimates motion trajectories of pixels in a video object from frame to frame in a video sequence to account for motion of the video object throughout the frames. After motion estimation, a 3-D wavelet transform is applied in two parts. First, a temporal 1-D wavelet transform is applied to the corresponding pixels along the motion trajectories in a time direction. The temporal wavelet transform produces decomposed frames of temporal wavelet transforms, where the spatial correlation within each frame is well preserved. Second, a spatial 2-D wavelet transform is applied to all frames containing the temporal wavelet coefficients. The wavelet transforms produce coefficients within different sub-bands. The process then codes wavelet coefficients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jizheng Xu, Shipeng Li, Ya-Qin Zhang
  • Patent number: 7646817
    Abstract: An accelerated video decoding system utilizes a graphics processing unit to perform motion compensation, image reconstruction, and color space conversion processes, while utilizing a central processing unit to perform other decoding processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Guobin Shen, Lihua Zhu, Shipeng Li, Ya-Qin Zhang, Richard F. Rashid
  • Patent number: 7640502
    Abstract: Multiple schemes and techniques for facilitating presentations with an interactive application are described. For example, an interactive application provides a console view overlay for integrating multiple productivity applications into a graphical user interface (GUI) window. An interactive application can also share a selected display portion of the console view overlay with other interactive applications. As another example, presenters and other audience members can draw on the selected display portion being shared, and the drawn graphics are synchronously displayed by the other interactive applications. Interactive applications, as directed by their users, can join various member groups and specific presentations thereof. Moreover, a user may share content in accordance with membership grouping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ying-Qing Xu, Heung-Yeung Shum, Ya-Qin Zhang, Barn-Wan Li, Bo Liu
  • Patent number: 7600000
    Abstract: A portable ultra wideband device wirelessly connects to personal computers and other computing or consumer devices with an ultra-high speed link. The ultra wideband device provides data storage and retrieval functionalities. Data or information is formatted for ultra wideband wireless transmission at a transmitting device. The data is transmitted from an ultra wideband communication interface of the transmitting device over a wireless medium to the receiving device. The data transmission is transparent to the receiving device. An ultra wideband communication interface on the receiving device processes the data according to an ultra wideband protocol. The original data is parsed from the file and translated into its original format which is supported by an application on the receiving device. The original data is used to execute a read/write action on a storage device of the receiving device such that the translated data is automatically available to the receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft corporation
    Inventors: Richard Yuqi Yao, Steven O. Elliott, Ya-Qin Zhang