Patents by Inventor Yin Qian

Yin Qian 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).

  • Patent number: 11089067
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for processing a media content is provided. The present invention may include receiving a request from a user to render a media content, identifying one or more features of the media content, obtaining a profile of the user, and generating a progressive rendering plan for the media content, based on the user's profile and the one or more features of the media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Xiao Xia Mao, Yin Qian, Zhen Hong Ding, Dong Ni
  • Patent number: 11019016
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for transmitting subgroup messages and displaying such subgroup messages within a group-based message interface. The subgroup message includes both a message intended for the subgroup and a subgroup command indicating that the message is sent to a subgroup of a group participating in a group-based message interface. The subgroup members are then determined from the subgroup command and the subgroup message is displayed to the subgroup members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yuan Jin, Xiao Cao Cao, Yin Qian, Xin Chen Zhao
  • Patent number: 10892290
    Abstract: Packaged photosensor ICs are made by fabricating an integrated circuit (IC) with multiple bondpads; forming vias from IC backside through semiconductor to expose a first layer metal; depositing conductive metal plugs in the vias; depositing interconnect metal; depositing solder-mask dielectric over the interconnect metal and openings therethrough; forming solder bumps on interconnect metal at the openings in the solder-mask dielectric; and bonding the solder bumps to conductors of a package. The photosensor IC has a substrate; multiple metal layers separated by dielectric layers formed on a first surface of the substrate into which transistors are formed; multiple bondpad structures formed of at least a first metal layer of the metal layers; vias with metal plugs formed through a dielectric over a second surface of the semiconductor substrate, interconnect metal on the dielectric forming connection shapes, and shapes of the interconnect layer coupled to each conductive plug and to solder bumps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yin Qian, Chia-Chun Miao, Ming Zhang, Dyson H. Tai
  • Patent number: 10880467
    Abstract: An image sensor pixel array comprises a plurality of image pixel units to gather image information and a plurality of phase detection auto-focus (PDAF) pixel units to gather phase information. Each of the PDAF pixel units includes two of first image sensor pixels covered by a shared micro-lens. Each of the image pixel units includes four of second image sensor pixels adjacent to each other, wherein each of the second image sensor pixels is covered by an individual micro-lens. A coating layer is disposed on the micro-lenses and forms a flattened surface across the whole image sensor pixel array to receive incident light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chen-Wei Lu, Yin Qian, Dyson Tai, Chin Poh Pang, Boyang Zhang, Cheng Zhao
  • Patent number: 10834355
    Abstract: Approaches presented herein enable displaying a barrage message. Specifically, one or more objects and location information for each object in a frame of a video are identified. A barrage message to be displayed in the frame of the video is obtained. The barrage message is displayed without covering any object in the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Xiao Cao Cao, Yu Huang, Yuan Jin, Chengyu Peng, Yin Qian, Xiao Rui Shao, Jian Jun Wang
  • Publication number: 20200279880
    Abstract: A flip-chip sample imaging device with self-aligning lid includes an image sensor chip, a fan-out substrate, and a lid. The image sensor chip includes (a) a pixel array sensitive to light incident on a first side of the image sensor chip and (b) first electrical contacts disposed on the first side and electrically connected to the pixel array. The fan-out substrate is disposed on the first side, is electrically connected to the first electrical contacts, forms an aperture over the pixel array to partly define a sample chamber over the pixel array, and forms a first surface facing away from the first side. The lid is disposed on the first surface of the fan-out substrate, facing away from the first side, to further define the chamber. The lid includes an inner portion protruding into the aperture to align the lid relative to the fan-out substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Ming ZHANG, Yin QIAN, Chia-Chun MIAO, Dyson H. TAI
  • Patent number: 10761385
    Abstract: A liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) panel comprises: a silicon substrate having silicon circuit within the silicon substrate; a plurality of metal electrodes disposed on the silicon substrate, where the plurality of metal electrodes are periodically formed on the silicon substrate; a dielectric material disposed in and filling gaps between adjacent metal electrodes; and an oxide layer disposed on the plurality of metal electrodes and the dielectric material in the gaps between adjacent metal electrodes; where the refractive index of the dielectric material is higher than the refractive index of the oxide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Zhang, Libo Weng, Cheng Zhao, Yin Qian, Chia-Chun Miao, Zhiqiang Lin, Dyson H. Tai
  • Publication number: 20200259874
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for processing a media content is provided. The present invention may include receiving a request from a user to render a media content, identifying one or more features of the media content, obtaining a profile of the user, and generating a progressive rendering plan for the media content, based on the user's profile and the one or more features of the media content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Xiao Xia Mao, Yin Qian, Zhen Hong Ding, Dong Ni
  • Patent number: 10739646
    Abstract: A reflective semiconductor device includes integrated circuitry disposed in a semiconductor layer. A first plurality of mirrors is formed in a mirror layer over the semiconductor layer, and each of the first plurality of mirrors is spaced apart from one another by at least a uniform width. A thin dielectric film layer covers sidewalls of the first plurality of mirrors and the semiconductor layer in the regions between the spaced apart first plurality of mirrors. A second plurality of mirrors are formed in the mirror layer between the thin dielectric film layer covered sidewalls of the first plurality of mirrors and over the thin dielectric film layer covering the semiconductor layer. Each one of the first and second plurality of mirrors has the uniform width, and is coupled to the integrated circuitry disposed in the semiconductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Zhang, Yin Qian, Libo Weng, Dyson H. Tai, Chia-Ying Liu, Chia-Jung Liu
  • Patent number: 10678994
    Abstract: Reusing HyperText Markup Language (HTML) content includes receiving, using a processor, a HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) request; determining that the received HTTP request has a special parameter that specifies to request part of the HTML content; acquiring the part of the HTML content according to the special parameter; and outputting the acquired part of the HTML content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chun Feng Gao, Yin Qian, Deng Peng Zhou
  • Publication number: 20200177531
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for sharing photos. A non-limiting example of the computer-implemented method includes identifying, using a processor, an event and potential attendees at the event based on photo metadata and facial recognition and establishing, using the processor, the event and attendees at the event. The method sends, using the processor, a preview photo based on original photo from another attendee at the event to an attendee who is a requestor. The method receives, using the processor, a selection of the preview photo from the requestor and sends, using the processor, the original photo based on the preview photo to the requestor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: NAN SONG, WEN WEN YANG, YIN QIAN, XIAO XIA MAO, YA QING CHEN, YI CHEN ZHANG, RUN HUA CHI
  • Publication number: 20200175066
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes determining that a first time point in a video has been reached during playback of the video. A dynamic relationship graph is displayed in association with the first time point, where the dynamic relationship graph illustrates one or more relationships among two or more characters in the video, responsive to the first time point being reached. The relationship graph includes two or more nodes and one or more edges. The nodes include a respective node representing each character of the two or more characters in the video, and the edges include a respective edge representing each relationship of the one or more relationships among the characters. It is determined that a second time point is reached in the video. The dynamic relationship graph is updated to represent a change in the one or more relationships between the first time point and the second time point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Shi Kun Li, Jun Qian Zhou, Ying Li, Yin Qian
  • Publication number: 20200137013
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for transmitting subgroup messages and displaying such subgroup messages within a group-based message interface. The subgroup message includes both a message intended for the subgroup and a subgroup command indicating that the message is sent to a subgroup of a group participating in a group-based message interface. The subgroup members are then determined from the subgroup command and the subgroup message is displayed to the subgroup members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Yuan JIN, Xiao Cao CAO, Yin QIAN, Xin Chen ZHAO
  • Patent number: 10607652
    Abstract: A method and system of converting a first language of a soundtrack of a person speaking in a video to a second language. A meaning of a word of the first language is translated, and one or more synonym words in the second language stored in a database of the computer system is located. The first and second languages are different languages. Outlines of shapes of mouth openings of the one or more synonym words in the second language are compared with the outlines of the shapes of mouth openings of the word of the first language. A synonym word of the one or more synonym words translated from the second language into the first language having mouth openings with a smallest difference from the mouth openings of the word of the first language is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yuan Jin, Cheng Yu Peng, Yin Qian, Xiao Rui Shao, Jian Jun Wang
  • Publication number: 20200045223
    Abstract: An image sensor pixel array comprises a plurality of image pixel units to gather image information and a plurality of phase detection auto-focus (PDAF) pixel units to gather phase information. Each of the PDAF pixel units includes two of first image sensor pixels covered by two micro-lenses, respectively. Each of the image pixel units includes four of second image sensor pixels adjacent to each other, wherein each of the second image sensor pixels is covered by an individual micro-lens. A coating layer is disposed on the micro-lenses and forms a flattened surface across the whole image sensor pixel array. A PDAF micro-lens is formed on the coating layer to cover the first image sensor pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chin Poh Pang, Chen-Wei Lu, Shao-Fan Kao, Chun-Yung Ai, Yin Qian, Dyson Tai, Qingwei Shan, Lindsay Grant
  • Publication number: 20190394389
    Abstract: An image sensor pixel array comprises a plurality of image pixel units to gather image information and a plurality of phase detection auto-focus (PDAF) pixel units to gather phase information. Each of the PDAF pixel units includes two of first image sensor pixels covered by a shared micro-lens. Each of the image pixel units includes four of second image sensor pixels adjacent to each other, wherein each of the second image sensor pixels is covered by an individual micro-lens. A coating layer is disposed on the micro-lenses and forms a flattened surface across the whole image sensor pixel array to receive incident light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Chen-Wei Lu, Yin Qian, Dyson Tai, Chin Poh Pang, Boyang Zhang, Cheng Zhao
  • Patent number: 10481439
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes a display area and a border area at least partially surrounding the display area, where the display area displays images for viewing and the border area displays display-protection images, which are used to control ion migration in the liquid crystal layer. In a more particular embodiment, the border area displays a series of checkerboard pattern(s), where the checkerboard patterns can alternate between initial and inverted values. The display-protection images protect the liquid crystal display from migrating ions accumulating in particular regions of the pixel array and causing permanent defects in the display area. A liquid crystal display that includes a liquid crystal alignment layer having a plurality of liquid crystal alignment directions is also disclosed. The customized liquid crystal alignment director(s) over the border area promote ion migration away from the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Morgan Walker, Libo Weng, Oray Orkun Cellek, Ming Zhang, Yin Qian, Dyson Hsin-Chih Tai, Regis Fan
  • Patent number: 10475838
    Abstract: An image sensor includes a multi-pixel detector. The multi-pixel detector includes a first pixel formed in a substrate and having a first photodiode region, a second pixel formed in the substrate adjacent to the first pixel and having a second photodiode region, and a microlens above both the first pixel and the second pixel. The microlens includes (a) in a first cross-sectional plane perpendicular to a top surface of the substrate and including both the first and the second photodiode regions, a first height profile having N1 local maxima, and (b) in a second cross-sectional plane perpendicular to the first cross-sectional plane and the top surface and including only one of the first and the second photodiode regions, a second height profile having N2>N1 local maxima.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chen-Wei Lu, Yin Qian, Chin Poh Pang, Boyang Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190305027
    Abstract: Packaged photosensor ICs are made by fabricating an integrated circuit (IC) with multiple bondpads; forming vias from IC backside through semiconductor to expose a first layer metal; depositing conductive metal plugs in the vias; depositing interconnect metal; depositing solder-mask dielectric over the interconnect metal and openings therethrough; forming solder bumps on interconnect metal at the openings in the solder-mask dielectric; and bonding the solder bumps to conductors of a package. The photosensor IC has a substrate; multiple metal layers separated by dielectric layers formed on a first surface of the substrate into which transistors are formed; multiple bondpad structures formed of at least a first metal layer of the metal layers; vias with metal plugs formed through a dielectric over a second surface of the semiconductor substrate, interconnect metal on the dielectric forming connection shapes, and shapes of the interconnect layer coupled to each conductive plug and to solder bumps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Yin QIAN, Chia-Chun MIAO, Ming ZHANG, Dyson H. TAI
  • Patent number: 10429699
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes a display area and a border area at least partially surrounding the display area, where the display area displays images for viewing and the border area displays display-protection images, which are used to control ion migration in the liquid crystal layer. In a more particular embodiment, the border area displays a series of checkerboard pattern(s), where the checkerboard patterns can alternate between initial and inverted values. The display-protection images protect the liquid crystal display from migrating ions accumulating in particular regions of the pixel array and causing permanent defects in the display area. A liquid crystal display that includes a liquid crystal alignment layer having a plurality of liquid crystal alignment directions is also disclosed. The customized liquid crystal alignment director(s) over the border area promote ion migration away from the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Morgan Walker, Libo Weng, Oray Orkun Cellek, Ming Zhang, Yin Qian, Dyson Hsin-Chih Tai, Regis Fan