Patents by Inventor Yelei LI

Yelei LI 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: 20160341663
    Abstract: Techniques for forming nanoribbon or bulk graphene-based SPR sensors are provided. In one aspect, a method of forming a graphene-based SPR sensor is provided which includes the steps of: depositing graphene onto a substrate, wherein the substrate comprises a dielectric layer on a conductive layer, and wherein the graphene is deposited onto the dielectric layer; and patterning the graphene into multiple, evenly spaced graphene strips, wherein each of the graphene strips has a width of from about 50 nanometers to about 5 micrometers, and ranges therebetween, and wherein the graphene strips are separated from one another by a distance of from about 5 nanometers to about 50 micrometers, and ranges therebetween. Alternatively, bulk graphene may be employed and the dielectric layer is used to form periodic regions of differing permittivity. A testing apparatus and method of analyzing a sample using the present SPR sensors are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Phaedon Avouris, Damon B. Farmer, Yelei Li, Hugen Yan
  • Publication number: 20160220191
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for estimating a cardiovascular feature, such as heart interbeat intervals, using time-delay embedding includes receiving a quasiperiodic observational data stream from a biophysiological sensor, selecting a first delay value, and generating a first vector with a first dimensionality in a multidimensional coordinate space from the observational data stream through time-delay embedding. The method also includes selecting a first plane with a second dimensionality equal to one less than the first dimensionality and which passes through an origin of the coordinate space, identifying a plurality of crossings of the first vector through the first plane in one direction, and correlating a time value corresponding to each of the crossings. The method further includes calculating a plurality of periods between the time values corresponding to consecutive crossings, where the periods represent a stream of interbeat intervals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Yelei LI, Asif KHALAK
  • Publication number: 20160220192
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for estimating biophysiological rates using the Hilbert transform includes receiving a quasiperiodic data stream from a biophysiological sensor, and removing at least a portion of an offset from the quasiperiodic data stream to provide a smoothed data stream by filtering the quasiperiodic data stream through a bandpass filter and phase compensating the filtered quasiperiodic data stream. The method also includes transforming the smoothed data stream into an analytic data stream using a Hilbert transform approximation and calculating the time derivative of the phase angle of the analytic data stream, where the time derivative is a frequency of the quasiperiodic data stream. The method further includes providing an output data stream derived from the frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew C. Wiggins, Asif Khalak, Yelei Li