Patents by Inventor Ye Liu

Ye Liu 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: 20210320889
    Abstract: A disambiguation dialog may be generated by determining candidate responses based on an intent of a user's message. A utility value and a relevance probability may be determined for each of the candidate responses. An intermediate ranking may be computed for each of the candidate responses based on the utility value and the relevance probability. Candidate dialogs may be formed with the top candidate response, the top two candidate responses, and so on. Additional candidate dialogs may be generated by varying a presentation format of the candidate responses. Discoverability probabilities may be associated with each of the candidate responses within a candidate dialog. A joint metric for each candidate dialog may be computed as a function of the utility value, relevance probability and discoverability probability associated with each of the candidate responses included in the candidate dialog. The highest ranked candidate dialog may be selected as the disambiguation dialog.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Jing Chen, Chang Liu, Ye Wang, Jiang Chen
  • Patent number: 11145870
    Abstract: A method of producing an infiltrated solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) layer. The method begins by infiltrating a solution containing a solute into a SOFC layer to produce a primary SOFC layer. The primary SOFC layer is then dried in a heated environment, wherein the heated environment ranges in temperature from about 25° C. to about 100° C. to produce a dry primary SOFC layer. The dry primary SOFC layer is then cooled at a rate less than about 5° C./min to room temperature to produce a cooled primary SOFC layer. The cooled primary SOFC layer is then heated to a temperature greater than 500° C. then quenching to a temperature from about 10° C. to about 30° C. to produce an infiltrated SOFC layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Ye Lin, Ying Liu, Mingfei Liu
  • Publication number: 20210302949
    Abstract: High intensity multi-directional FDM 3D printing method for stereo vision monitoring involves intelligent control and computer vision technology. Specifically, it involves multi-directional 3D printing hardware platform construction, stereo vision detection, laser heating to enhance the connection strength between various parts of the model, so as to reduce the use of external support structure as much as possible on the premise of ensuring the printing accuracy, and make the various parts of the model can be well connected to enhance the integrity of the model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Lifang WU, Yupeng GUAN, Miao YU, Yisong GAO, Meishan LIU, Zechao LIU, Meng JIAN, Ye XIANG, Ge SHI
  • Patent number: 11130096
    Abstract: The invention provides a catalyst article including a substrate underlying a multi-layer catalyst composition and a multi-layer catalyst composition comprising a first layer and a second layer, the first layer positioned between the substrate and the second layer, wherein the first layer comprises a first porous refractory oxide material impregnated with at least one base metal component and the second layer comprises a second porous refractory oxide material impregnated with at least one platinum group metal. Either the second porous refractory oxide material is a porous refractory oxide material other than alumina or the catalyst composition further comprises an intermediate layer between the first layer and the second layer, the intermediate layer comprising a refractory oxide material other than alumina. Methods of making and using the catalyst article are also provided, as well as emission treatment systems comprising the catalyst article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: BASF CORPORATION
    Inventors: Danielle Maria Shacklady-McAtee, Ye Liu, Pascaline Harrison Tran
  • Publication number: 20210296740
    Abstract: A battery is disclosed, including a battery cell and a protection circuit board. The battery cell includes a cell body; a first tab, and a second tab. The first tab electrically connects the cell body and the protection circuit board. The second tab electrically connects the cell body and the protection circuit board. A polarity of the second tab is opposite to that of the first tab. The third tab electrically connects the cell body and the protection circuit board. A polarity of the third tab is same as that of the first tab, thereby being conducive to reducing temperature rise of the battery cell and the protection circuit board in use. This application further provides an electronic device that uses the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Shujun YANG, Yumei LIANG, Ye LIU, Shungang NING, Guanghui CHEN, Tiejun HUANG
  • Patent number: 11123419
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for treating or preventing bacterial infection. In particular, the methods and compositions are directed towards C. difficile infection. In particular aspects, the compositions are vaccines containing multimeric polypeptides containing portions of multiple toxins from bacteria. The polypeptides induce effective immune responses thus treating or preventing infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Novavax, Inc.
    Inventors: Jing-Hui Tian, Ye Liu, Gale Smith, Gregory Glenn, David Flyer
  • Publication number: 20210283582
    Abstract: Catalytic articles comprising a substrate having a catalytic coating thereon, the catalytic coating comprising a catalytic layer; where the catalytic layer comprises a noble metal component on support particles and where the support particles have a bimodal particle size distribution comprising micron-scaled particles and nano-scaled particles are highly effective for treating exhaust streams of internal combustion engines. The articles are prepared via a method comprising providing a first mixture comprising micron-scaled support particles; providing a second mixture comprising nano-scaled support particles and a noble metal component having an initial pH; admixing the first and second mixtures; applying the admixture to a substrate to form a catalytic layer and calcining the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Xinzhu Liu, Michael Galligan, Ye Liu, Young Gin Kim, Milena Kudziela, Xinsheng Liu, Pascaline Tran
  • Publication number: 20210283089
    Abstract: Related is use of fumaric acid esters or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof in preparing a pharmaceutical for treating ferroptosis-related diseases. The fumaric acid esters includes dimethyl fumarate and/or monomethyl fumarate. The present application reveals, for the first time, the effect of fumaric acid ester and its pharmaceutically acceptable salt on a protein level of a ferroptosis key regulatory gene GPX4, provides a theoretical basis for the research of treatment strategies for the ferroptosis-related diseases, and provides a new outlet for preparing pharmaceuticals used for the ferroptosis-related diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Yongheng CHEN, Ting LIU, Ye ZHANG, Shuang ZHAO, Zhuchu CHEN
  • Publication number: 20210280848
    Abstract: A positive electrode material includes secondary particles formed from primary particles. The positive electrode material satisfies the following relational expression: 15%?(Dv50a?Dv50b)/Dv50b?80%, where Dv50a represents Dv50 directly measured by a laser particle size analyzer for the positive electrode material without ultrasonic treatment, Dv50b represents Dv50 measured by the laser particle size analyzer for the positive electrode material after ultrasonic treatment, and Dv50 represents a particle size of the positive electrode material at a cumulative volume of 50% in a volume-based particle size distribution as measured by starting from small particle sizes. The secondary particles of the positive electrode material that meets the foregoing condition can form soft agglomerates, so that the electrochemical device is of high cycle performance and high safety performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Wenyuan LIU, Gang PENG, Ye LANG
  • Publication number: 20210274810
    Abstract: Provided are animal feed or animal feed additives comprising one or more polypeptides having lysozyme activity. Provided are polypeptides having lysozyme activity, polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Mikkel Klausen, Kirk Matthew Schnorr, Soeren Nymand-Grarup, Peter Bjarke Olsen, Marianne Thorup Cohn, Robert Piotr Olinski, Marc Dominique Morant, Ming Li, Ye Liu, Lars Kobbeeroee Skov, Dominique Aubert Skovlund, Han Bucong
  • Patent number: 11110446
    Abstract: Catalytic articles comprising a substrate having a catalytic coating thereon, the catalytic coating comprising a catalytic layer having a thickness and an inner surface proximate to the substrate and an outer surface distal to the substrate; where the catalytic layer comprises a noble metal component on support particles and where the concentration of the noble metal component towards the outer surface is greater than the concentration towards the inner surface are highly effective towards treating exhaust gas streams of internal combustion engines. The articles are prepared via a method comprising providing a first mixture comprising micron-scaled support particles and applying the first mixture to a substrate to form a micro-particle layer; providing a second mixture comprising nano-scaled support particles and a noble metal component having an initial pH and applying the second mixture to the micro-particle layer and calcining the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Xinzhu Liu, Michael Galligan, Ye Liu, Young Gin Kim, Milena Kudziela, Xinsheng Liu, Pascaline Tran
  • Publication number: 20210261996
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved process of treating crop kernels to provide a starch product of high quality suitable for conversion of starch into mono- and oligosaccharides, ethanol, sweeteners, etc. The present invention also relates to polypeptides having GH10 xylanase activity and polypeptides having GH62 arabinofuranosidase activity. Further, the present invention also relates to a process for extraction or separation of crude palm oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Yi Cao, Yu Zhang, Bernardo Vidal, JR., Randall Scott Deinhammer, Mary Ann Stringer, Ye Liu, Purna Venkatesh, Cui Liu
  • Patent number: 11100050
    Abstract: A data storage system operates a file system as a thinly provisioned file system having a host-visible virtual space and a smaller allocated space of underlying physical storage from a pool. The file system applies formatting to the allocated space and utilizes formatted allocated space for storing host files. The file system receives a file I/O request that requires increasing the allocated space of the file system, and in response (1) obtains an extent of physical storage from the pool and adds it to the file system as added allocated space, and (2) formats an initial portion of the added allocated space and satisfies the file I/O request using the formatted initial portion. Over a subsequent period the file system incrementally formats additional portions of the added allocated space and satisfies subsequent file I/O requests from the added portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Ye Zhang, William C. Davenport, Jean-Pierre Bono, Yingchao Zhou, Chao Zheng, Xianlong Liu, Qi Mao
  • Publication number: 20210219564
    Abstract: The invention discloses a strain of Monascus purpureus with high esters producing activity and the application in the production of ester flavored Monascus cheese. The strain was deposited in China General Microbiological Culture Collection Center (CGMCC) on Oct. 17, 2019, with the preservation number of CGMCC 18589. The strain can make the cheese flavor having less pungent, and richer, significantly improve the odor quality of cheese, thus more in line with the taste of Chinese people. Moreover, some secondary metabolites responsible for health benefits including hypolipidemia, antihypertensive, antioxidant, and antihyperglycemic effects and prevention of obesity and diabetes development have been recognized in Monascus-fermented cheese.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Bei Wang, Zhijie Yang, Jing Wang, Jinhua Zhang, Ye Liu, Zhennai Yang, Duoxia Xu
  • Publication number: 20210212343
    Abstract: The present invention relates animal feed or animal feed additives comprising one or more polypeptides having lysozyme activity. The invention also relates to polypeptides having lysozyme activity, polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Mikkel Klausen, Kirk Matthew Schnorr, Lars Kobberoee Skov, Soeren Nymand-Grarup, Marianne Thorup Cohn, Peter Bjarke Olsen, Ming Li, Ye Liu
  • Publication number: 20210214452
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof that bind to human OX40 (ACT35, CD134, or TNFRSF4), a pharmaceutical composition comprising said antibody, and use of the antibody or the composition for treating a disease, such as cancer. In particular, the anti-OX40 antibody of the present invention does not interfere with the binding of OX40-ligand to its receptor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Ye LIU, Tong ZHANG, Zuobai WANG, Kang LI
  • Publication number: 20210209617
    Abstract: Techniques for divisive clustering of a dataset to identify consumer choice patterns are described herein. The techniques include accessing a data source having a dataset to be analyzed and obtaining a feature list upon which the dataset is clustered. The dataset is hierarchically clustered using divisive clustering by estimating a conditional probability of stickiness for each feature of the feature list within the dataset. The feature having the greatest probability of stickiness is selected and used to split the dataset into clusters based on the feature. Then each cluster or branch of the dataset is recursively clustered using the same technique of estimating the probability of stickiness for each of the remaining features, selecting the feature with the highest probability of stickiness, and dividing the remaining dataset into clusters based on that feature. A nested logit model is generated using the hierarchical clustering and used to identify consumer choice patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Chen Liang, Ye Liu
  • Patent number: 11052146
    Abstract: The present invention is generally related to modified or mutated respiratory syncytial virus fusion (F) proteins and methods for making and using them, including immunogenic compositions such as vaccines for the treatment and/or prevention of RSV infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Novavax, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter M. Pushko, Yingyun Wu, Michael J. Massare, Ye Liu, Gale Smith, Bin Zhou
  • Publication number: 20210153523
    Abstract: The present invention relates animal feed or animal feed additives comprising one or more polypeptides having lysozyme activity. The invention also relates to polypeptides having lysozyme activity, polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Ye Liu, Kirk Matthew Schnorr, Lars Kiemer, Lars Kobberoee Skov, Dorthe Hoej Sandvang, Marianne Thorup Cohn, Ming Li
  • Publication number: 20210147819
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method for producing a protein hydrolysate using a polypeptide having endopeptidase activity and a polypeptide having carboxypeptidase activity and the use of these enzymes for hydrolysing a protein substrate. Also provided are polypeptides having carboxypeptidase activity and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Hanne Vang Hendriksen, Gitte Budolfsen Lynglev, Henrik Fresner, Ciu Liu, Ye Liu, Eduardo Antonio Della Pia, Hans Peter Heldt-Hansen, Kenneth Jensen, Wei Peng, Ming Li