Patents by Inventor Yong Miao

Yong Miao 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: 20200413317
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to techniques for performing radio link monitoring and cell searching when moving at high speeds. A movement speed of a wireless device may be determined. When performing a cell search, the manner of the cell search may depend on the movement speed of the wireless device, potentially including cells that are associated with high movement speed being more highly prioritized when the wireless device is determined to be at a higher movement speed than when the wireless device is determined to be at a lower movement speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Jishan Gao, Yong Zhong, Shangfeng Li, Lijie Zhang, Qiang Miao, Ying Zhang, Yaoqi Yan, Zhiwei Wang, Tao Xie, Junzhen Qin
  • Patent number: 10820248
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to techniques for performing radio link monitoring and cell searching when moving at high speeds. A movement speed of a wireless device may be determined. When performing a cell search, the manner of the cell search may depend on the movement speed of the wireless device, potentially including cells that are associated with high movement speed being more highly prioritized when the wireless device is determined to be at a higher movement speed than when the wireless device is determined to be at a lower movement speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jishan Gao, Yong Zhong, Shangfeng Li, Lijie Zhang, Qiang Miao, Ying Zhang, Yaoqi Yan, Zhiwei Wang, Tao Xie, Junzhen Qin
  • Publication number: 20200157161
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions comprising glycopeptides obtained from gastrointestinal mucins that have superior microbiota affects, and methods of manufacture and use thereof. Such compositions are advantageous for pharmaceutical, food stuff and pet food applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Adeyemi Adesokan, Yong Miao, Sara Vidal López
  • Patent number: 10641147
    Abstract: Exhaust gas systems include an oxidation catalyst (OC) capable of receiving exhaust gas and oxidizing one or more of combustible hydrocarbons (HC) and one or more nitrogen oxide (NOx) species, a selective catalytic reduction device (SCR) disposed downstream from and in fluid communication with the OC via a conduit, and an electrically heated catalyst (EHC) disposed at least partially within the conduit downstream from the OC and upstream from the SCR. The EHC comprises a heating element having an outer surface including one or more second oxidation catalyst materials capable of oxidizing CO, HC, and one or more NOx species. The OC includes one or more storage materials individually or collectively capable of storing NOx and/or HC species. Exhaust gas can be supplied by an internal combustion engine which can optionally power a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Charles Solbrig, Yong Miao
  • Publication number: 20200128467
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to techniques for performing radio link monitoring and cell searching when moving at high speeds. A movement speed of a wireless device may be determined. When performing a cell search, the manner of the cell search may depend on the movement speed of the wireless device, potentially including cells that are associated with high movement speed being more highly prioritized when the wireless device is determined to be at a higher movement speed than when the wireless device is determined to be at a lower movement speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Jishan Gao, Yong Zhong, Shangfeng Li, Lijie Zhang, Qiang Miao, Ying Zhang, Yaoqi Yan, Zhiwei Wang, Tao Xie, Junzhen Qin
  • Publication number: 20200107202
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a method comprises detecting a need to change a duplex mode in a first network node from half duplex to full duplex, determining relevant neighboring network nodes of the first network node, determining duplex pairing information of the first network node, wherein the duplex pairing information of the first network node comprises duplex information of the relevant neighboring network nodes, the duplex information comprising at least information on a current duplex mode of a corresponding neighboring network node, using the duplex pairing information to determine duplex modes of the relevant neighboring network nodes, if all the relevant neighboring network nodes operate in half duplex mode, causing changing the duplex mode of the first net-work node to full duplex; and in response to the causing changing the duplex mode, causing updating information on a current duplex mode of the first net-work node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Yong TENG, Deshan MIAO, Kari Veikko HORNEMAN
  • Publication number: 20190351062
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to film-forming compositions suitable for the manufacture of hard capsule shells, which are based on starchy material. The instant invention also relates hard capsule shells made from the film-forming compositions of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Armand CHEN, Yong MIAO, Bernard PORA
  • Publication number: 20190326097
    Abstract: A microwave plasma chemical vapor deposition device for diamond synthesis. A microwave source generates a microwave signal, and a resonant cavity receives a plurality of process gases. The microwave signal is spread in a first mode at a first waveguide. A mode conversion antenna converts the first mode of the microwave signal into a second mode that is spread at a second waveguide. A coupling conversion cavity receives and transmits the microwave signal in the second mode to the mode conversion antenna thereby converting the second mode of the microwave signal into a third mode. A medium viewport receives the microwave signal in the third mode and transmits to the resonant cavity which enables the microwave signal to excite and discharge the process gases to form spherical plasma, carbon containing groups and atomic hydrogen thereby depositing a diamond film on a seed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Yi Ma, Matthew L. Scullin, Jinhua Zhu, Jianxin Wu, Yong Miao, Di Lu, Yonggan Ai, Christopher E. Griffin
  • Patent number: 10428076
    Abstract: The invention provides compounds of the Formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein X, Y, Z, R1, R2, R4, Ra, and the subscripts m, p, and q are as described herein. The compounds or their pharmaceutically acceptable salts can modulate the body's production of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (“cGMP”), and are generally suitable for the therapy and prophylaxis of diseases which are associated with a disturbed cGMP balance. The invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions which comprise compounds of Formula (I) or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. The invention also relates to methods for use of the compounds or their pharmaceutically acceptable salts in the therapy and prophylaxis of the abovementioned diseases and for preparing pharmaceuticals for this purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Raphaelle Berger, Yi-Heng Chen, Guoqing Li, Joie Garfunkle, Hong-Dong Li, Shouwu Miao, Subharekha Raghavan, Cameron J. Smith, John Stelmach, Alan Whitehead, Rui Zhang, Yong Zhang, Jianmin Fu, Gang Ji, Falong Jiang
  • Patent number: 10408103
    Abstract: A engine exhaust system includes a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) configured to receive the engine exhaust gases, a first electric heater coupled to the DOC, and a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) device in fluid communication with the DOC. The engine exhaust system further includes a second electric heater coupled to the DOC, a power switch controller in electronic communication with the first electric heater and the second electric heater, and a single power source electrically coupled to the power switch controller, the first electric heater, and the second electric heater. The power switch controller includes a switch to control a power distribution between the first electric heater and the second electric heater as a function of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Yong Miao, Stefano Pellegrino
  • Patent number: 10365258
    Abstract: A method for determining the hydrocarbon (HC) oxidation performance of an oxidation catalyst device (OC) includes communicating gas to the OC inlet over a time frame, measuring the NOx content of the OC outlet gas using a NOx sensor over the time frame, wherein the temperature of the OC increases over the time frame, and correlating an increased NOx measurement over the time frame to an increased OC HC oxidation performance. The NOx sensor can be operated in a low temperature mode during the time frame. The method can further include determining the temperature of the OC over the time frame and correlating the HC oxidation performance to the OC temperature, and/or correlating a maximum NOx concentration measured during the time frame to the OC temperature measured at the same time. HC slip through the OC can be identified when the measured NOx content of the OC outlet gas decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Michael A. Smith, Christopher L. Whitt, Yong Miao
  • Publication number: 20190049418
    Abstract: A method for determining the hydrocarbon (HC) oxidation performance of an oxidation catalyst device (OC) includes communicating gas to the OC inlet over a time frame, measuring the NOx content of the OC outlet gas using a NOx sensor over the time frame, wherein the temperature of the OC increases over the time frame, and correlating an increased NOx measurement over the time frame to an increased OC HC oxidation performance. The NOx sensor can be operated in a low temperature mode during the time frame. The method can further comprise determining the temperature of the OC over the time frame and correlating the HC oxidation performance to the OC temperature, and/or correlating a maximum NOx concentration measured during the time frame to the OC temperature measured at the same time. HC slip through the OC can be identified when the measured NOx content of the OC outlet gas decreases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Michael A. Smith, Christopher L. Whitt, Yong Miao
  • Publication number: 20190032533
    Abstract: Exhaust gas systems include an oxidation catalyst (OC) capable of receiving exhaust gas and oxidizing one or more of combustable hydrocarbons (HC) and one or more nitrogen oxide (NOx) species, a selective catalytic reduction device (SCR) disposed downstream from and in fluid communication with the OC via a conduit, and an electrically heated catalyst (EHC) disposed at least partially within the conduit downstream from the OC and upstream from the SCR. The EHC comprises a heating element having an outer surface including one or more second oxidation catalyst materials capable of oxidizing CO, HC, and one or more NOx species. The OC includes one or more storage materials individually or collectively capable of storing NOx and/or HC species. Exhaust gas can be supplied by an internal combustion engine which can optionally power a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Charles Solbrig, Yong Miao
  • Patent number: 10161276
    Abstract: A method and system for non-uniform catalyst heating for reducing exhaust gas emissions when the catalyst is below a predetermined light off temperature is provided. The method includes providing a catalyst formed of a plurality of electrically conductive subsections and at least one catalyst heating device that is operable to heat at least one of the plurality of electrically conductive subsections of the catalyst to form at least one predetermined non-uniform heating pattern. A heater control module is provided for controlling the operation of the at least one catalyst heating device. If the engine is in a cold start condition, then the heater control module causes the at least one catalyst heating device to heat at least one of the electrically conductive subsections of the catalyst to obtain a first predetermined non-uniform heating pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Yong Miao, Steven Felix, Kurt Alfred Wellenkotter
  • Publication number: 20180334939
    Abstract: Electric heaters comprising corrosion resistant metals (CRM), and exhaust gas treatment systems incorporating the same, are provided. Exhaust gas treatment systems include selective catalytic reduction devices (SCR) disposed downstream from reductant injectors. Electric heaters can be disposed downstream from reductant injectors, and optionally contiguous with or incorporated with a catalytic composition of the SCR. CRMs resist corrosion to reductant, which includes t ammonia and/or nitrogen-rich substances capable of decomposing into ammonia, such as urea. CRMs include aluminum, chromium, iron, and one or more stabilizers. CRMs can include about 5.0% to about 7.25% aluminum, about 15% to about 25% chromium, up to about 0.30% stabilizers, and a balance comprising iron. Stabilizers can include hafnium, yttrium, and zirconium. Stabilizers can include about 0.001% to about 0.11% yttrium and about 0.001% to about 0.11% Hf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Rahul Mital, Charles Solbrig, Yong Miao, David Brown
  • Publication number: 20180221486
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to new film-forming compositions based on starchy material, comprising isosorbide. The instant invention also relates to products made from the film-forming compositions of the invention, in particular hard and soft capsules shells, and to methods for the manufacture of such products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: Roquette Freres
    Inventors: Bernard Pora, Yong Miao, Jovin Hasjim
  • Patent number: 10012127
    Abstract: Methods for monitoring the performance of an oxidizing catalyst device are provided. Methods can include treating an exhaust gas stream with the oxidizing catalyst device, determining a reference liberated oxygen (LO) species measurement of the exhaust gas stream, measuring a downstream LO species measurement of the exhaust gas stream using a NOx sensor in a catalyst inactive mode, and determining a LO species differential. The downstream NOx sensor can comprise an amperometric sensor and include a NO2 selective reduction catalyst. Methods for using an amperometric NOx sensor utilizing an NO2 selective reduction catalyst are also provided, and include operating the NOx sensor in a catalyst active mode to generate a first LO species measurement, operating the NOx sensor in a catalyst inactive mode to generate a second LO species measurement, and comparing the first LO species measurement to the second LO species measurement to determine a LO species differential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Yong Miao, Christopher L. Whitt
  • Patent number: 10005031
    Abstract: A dual-layer catalyst includes a substrate, a first layer disposed on the substrate, and a second layer disposed on the first layer. The first layer includes a first catalyst for storing NOx when the first catalyst has a temperature below an active temperature of a second catalyst. The first catalyst is to release the stored NOx when the first catalyst is heated to the active temperature of the second catalyst. The second layer includes the second catalyst for ammonia Selective Catalytic Reduction of the released NOx. The dual-layer catalyst is to be included in a catalytic converter and a catalyst system for reducing NOx emissions from a diesel engine, the NOx emissions including NOx emitted during a predetermined cold-start time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Shouxian Ren, Se H. Oh, Yong Miao
  • Publication number: 20180038260
    Abstract: Methods for monitoring the performance of an oxidizing catalyst device are provided. Methods can include treating an exhaust gas stream with the oxidizing catalyst device, determining a reference liberated oxygen (LO) species measurement of the exhaust gas stream, measuring a downstream LO species measurement of the exhaust gas stream using a NOx sensor in a catalyst inactive mode, and determining a LO species differential. The downstream NOx sensor can comprise an amperometric sensor and include a NO2 selective reduction catalyst. Methods for using an amperometric NOx sensor utilizing an NO2 selective reduction catalyst are also provided, and include operating the NOx sensor in a catalyst active mode to generate a first LO species measurement, operating the NOx sensor in a catalyst inactive mode to generate a second LO species measurement, and comparing the first LO species measurement to the second LO species measurement to determine a LO species differential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Yong Miao, Christopher L. Whitt
  • Patent number: 9863346
    Abstract: A system is provided and includes a fuel module that, based on a crankshaft angle of an engine, generates a value indicative of an amount of fuel burned in a cylinder or a change in the amount of fuel burned. A heat release module, based on the value, determines an amount of heat released during a combustion event of the cylinder. A pressure module, based on the amount of heat released, estimates a pressure in the cylinder. A temperature module, based on the pressure, estimates a temperature in the cylinder. A concentration module, based on the pressure or the temperature, estimates nitrogen oxide concentration levels in the cylinder. An output module, based on the nitrogen oxide concentration levels, estimates an amount of nitrogen oxides. A control module, based on the amount of nitrogen oxides out of the cylinder, controls operation of the engine or an exhaust system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Yong Miao, Min Sun