Patents by Inventor Yong Zhang

Yong 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: 20240061902
    Abstract: Systems and methods for formulating a prediction model. A linear prediction of an expert model is received, wherein given point xi, the linear prediction is gi:=g(xi)=gTxi+g0, the expert model having an expert model feature list. New data (xi,yi)?i?[1,N] is received, wherein the expert model feature list is a subset of a new feature list of the new data. The prediction model is formulated as min w ? i = 1 N ( f i ( w ) - y i ) 2 + ? ? ( f i ( w ) - g i ) 2 , wherein fx(w)?c1, ?x?X, and fx(w)?c3, ?x?X?H. ? is a positive number assigning weight to the linear prediction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Jiyoung IM, Tyler WEAMES, Yong ZHANG, Zirui ZHOU
  • Patent number: 11907069
    Abstract: In network devices, during manufacturing, input for designation of a region code to be a non-specific region code is stored in a BIOS memory of the network device, and a specific region code is stored off the BIOS. During boot up, the BIOS is checked for a specific region code to regulate wireless transmissions at a physical location of operation. Responsive to receiving the non-specific region code from BIOS, the specific region code is requested from a region code server based on a network device identifier. Once received, the region code is stored in flash memory, until rebooted or otherwise reset, rather than BIOS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Zhang, Peter Yongchun Liu, Koroush Akhavan-Saraf, Xin Wang, Andrew Q Ji, Ben Wilson
  • Publication number: 20240054175
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for using artificial intelligence to assist a linear programming (LP) solver are disclosed. A LP assistance software system leverages the categorization of variables to improve LP solver efficiency at the pricing step and/or to generate a custom initial basis for the first iteration of the simplex method. The LP assistance software system may thereby improve the standard simplex algorithm, which involves selecting individual variables in its pricing step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2022
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Inventors: Laurent CHARETTE, Zirui ZHOU, Yong ZHANG
  • Patent number: 11896843
    Abstract: Wirelessly powered photodynamic therapy devices are disclosed and systems and methods using such devices are also disclosed. In an embodiment, a photodynamic therapy system comprises: an implantable illumination device comprising a light source configured to emit light having a spectrum which overlaps with an absorption peak of an absorption target and a receiver antenna coupled to the light source and configured to extract power from a radiofrequency power signal incident on the implantable illumination device; and a transmitter comprising an antenna, a powering module configured to generate a drive signal which causes the antenna to generate the radiofrequency power signal, and a dosimetry module coupled to the antenna and configured to detect a radiofrequency signal backscattered from the implantable illumination device and determine an indication of the power extracted by the implantable illumination device from the radiofrequency signal backscattered from the implantable illumination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
    Inventors: John Ho, Yong Zhang, Akshaya Bansal, Fengyuan Yang, Xi Tian
  • Publication number: 20240041098
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a heat-not-burn product and manufacturing method thereof. The method comprises the following steps: providing a hollow tube, plant material, aerosol-forming agent and water; mixing the plant material, aerosol-forming agent and water into paste; inject the paste into the hollow tube from one end of the hollow tube by extrusion; heating the paste in a microwave device or high-frequency device to obtain the expanded and fermented product; drying the product, so that the paste is formed into a loose porous structure with a porosity of 40%-75% in the hollow tube and is formed integrally with the hollow tube, and the water content of the product is between 5 wt. %-10 wt. %; and disposing a filter at the other end of the hollow tube to make the heat-not-burn product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Zhixiong Xu, Yong Zhang, Yongyang Shen, Dongwei Kong
  • Publication number: 20240043905
    Abstract: A sample pretreatment kit for detecting virus infectivity includes a photoactivatable dye capable of intercalating into a nucleic acid, and a nuclease capable of degrading the nucleic acid. The photoactivatable dye includes PMA dye, PMAxx dye, EMA, platinum compounds, or palladium compounds. The method for detecting virus infectivity includes steps of: (a) dividing a clinical sample into a test sample and a control sample; (b) treating the test sample with a photoactivatable dye and a nuclease; (c) exposing the test sample to a light for photoactivation; (d) amplifying a target nucleic acid in the test sample and the control sample; and (e) determining virus infectivity based on amplification results of the test sample and the control sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Yong Zhang, Jia Hui Esther Boey, Quanke Long, Kun-Nan Tsai, Weishi Zhang, Jiaojiao Li, Xiaozhi Zhao
  • Publication number: 20240048753
    Abstract: The present application provides a motion estimation method and apparatus, an electronic device, and a readable storage medium. The method includes: according to a motion vector of a previous frame of a target position in a target macroblock, determining a first search range for asymmetrical cross search; and according to the motion vector of the previous frame of the target position in the target macroblock and a motion vector of the previous two frames of the target position in the macroblock, determining a second search range for extended multi-level hexagonal grid search.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yong ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20240049156
    Abstract: A sending time determination method includes: determining a transmission duration and a synchronization error of signal transmission between the device to be measured and a goniometric device; determining a receiving time slot for the goniometric device to receive ultrasonic goniometric signal sent by the device to be measured, where the goniometric device is configured to receive ultrasonic goniometric signals sent by a plurality of devices to be measured, and the goniometer device receives the ultrasonic goniometric signals sent by different devices to be measured in different receiving time slots; and determining a sending time of the ultrasonic goniometric signal according to the receiving time slot, the transmission duration and the synchronization error.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2022
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xinlin YI, Yong ZHANG, Ningzhi ZHU, Runyu SHI, Kai WANG
  • Publication number: 20240043598
    Abstract: Provided are polymer compositions made by a process comprising: (a) providing a first reactive composition containing: (i) a polymerization initiator that is capable, upon a first activation, of forming two or more free radical groups, at least one of which is further activatable by subsequent activation; (ii) one or more ethylenically unsaturated compounds; and (iii) a crosslinker; (b) subjecting the first reactive composition to a first activation step such that the first reactive composition polymerizes therein to form a crosslinked substrate network containing a covalently bound activatable free radical initiator, (c) combining the crosslinked substrate network with a second reactive composition containing one or more ethylenically unsaturated compounds; and (d) activating the covalently bound activatable free radical initiator of the crosslinked substrate network such that the second reactive composition polymerizes therein with the crosslinked substrate network to form a grafted polymeric network and a
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Brian Aitken, Charles Scales, Scott Joslin, Yong Zhang, Dola Sinha, Shivkumar Mahadevan, Patricia Martin, Fang Lu, Donnie Duis, Stephen C. Arnold
  • Patent number: 11891865
    Abstract: A full-face shaft tunnel boring machine system includes a tunnel boring machine cutterhead device for tunneling downwards in a shaft; a full-hydraulic formwork device for supporting and walling in a wellbore; and an upper muck-discharge system for vertically conveying rock mucks generated by tunneling. The tunnel boring machine cutterhead device comprises a vertical guide frame, a cutter-expanded boring head and an advanced cutterhead that are fixedly connected in a vertical order from top to bottom so as to form an integrated structure. The vertical guide frame is a hollow cylindrical structure and driven to rotate around an axis of the vertical guide frame by a power mechanism, and an outer wall of the vertical guide frame is provided with multiple sets of first guide rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignees: HEFEI DESIGN & RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF COAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD, UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BEIJING, CHINA COAL NO.3 CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION (GROUP) LTD, ANSTEEL GROUP MINING CORPORATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Huidong Xu, Renshu Yang, Bin Xu, Ning Liu, Guang Li, Yong Zhang, Jinghui Ye, Lin Lv, Fei Ma, Donghui Man, Tingting Bao, Zheng Li, Yingcan Liu, Guozheng Zhou, Bo Ding
  • Patent number: 11891526
    Abstract: Provided are ink compositions for making cosmetic contact lenses, as well as cosmetic contact lenses and methods for their preparation and use. The ink composition comprises: (a) a colorant; and (b) a nonreactive hydrophilic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaqunda Patton, Yong Zhang, Alexander Guzman, Ghulam Maharvi
  • Patent number: 11893217
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for aiming at a virtual object in a virtual environment, which: displays a user interface (UI), the UI including a picture of a virtual environment including a first virtual object and at least one second virtual object located in the virtual environment; displays a dot aiming indicator in the virtual environment in response to an aiming instruction, the dot aiming indicator being used for indicating an aiming point selected by an aiming operation on a ground plane of the virtual environment; and controls the first virtual object to aim at a target virtual object, which is a virtual object selected from a second virtual object in a target selection range which is a selection range determined by using the aiming point as a benchmark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yu Lin Wan, Jianmiao Weng, Xun Hu, Shan Dong Su, Yong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20240037825
    Abstract: A method for restoration of a kinetic event using video. The method includes obtaining video involving the kinetic event including a plurality of frames. An absolute location of a frame of the plurality of frames is determined. Movement of a feature point cloud corresponding to an object in motion in the plurality of frames is analyzed. A 3D object model with substantially similar dimensions to the object in motion is selected. The 3D object model is displayed emulating the analysed movement on the 3D map based on the absolute location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2022
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Nuo Xu, Yuan Yuan Ding, Ke Yong Zhang, Tian Tian Chai, Yi Chen Zhong, Hong Bing Zhang
  • Publication number: 20240037335
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for bi-modal generation of natural language (NL) and artificial neural network architectures (NA), with reference to an example implementation framework entitled “ArchGenBERT”. A model and method of training the model for bi-modal generation of NL and NA are described. The model trained for bi-modal generation of NL and NA can be deployed to perform a number of useful tasks to assist with designing, describing, translating, and modifying neural network architectures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Mohammad AKBARI, Amin BANITALEBI DEHKORDI, Behnam KAMRANIAN, Yong ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20240037336
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for bi-modal understanding of natural language (NL) and artificial neural network architectures (NA), with reference to an example implementation framework entitled “ArchBERT”. A model and method of training the model for bi-modal understanding of NL and NA are described. The model trained in bi-modal understanding of NL and NA can be deployed to perform tasks such as processing NL to perform reasoning relating to NA, architectural question answering, architecture clone detection, bi-modal architecture clone detection, clone architecture search, and/or bi-modal clone architecture search.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Mohammad AKBARI, Amin BANITALEBI DEHKORDI, Behnam KAMRANIAN, Yong ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20240040127
    Abstract: This application discloses a video encoding method and apparatus and an electronic device, and belongs to the field of communications technologies. The method includes: determining, based on a first ratio, a first bit number, and a first number, a second bit number for encoding a first picture; and encoding the first picture based on the second bit number, where the first ratio is a ratio of predicted encoding complexity of the first picture to actual encoding complexity of M frames of second pictures, the first picture is an unencoded first frame of picture in a target group of pictures, the M frames of second pictures are encoded pictures in the target group of pictures, the first bit number is the number of remaining bits in the target group of pictures, the first number is the number of unencoded pictures in the target group of pictures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventor: Yong ZHANG
  • Patent number: 11889686
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for fabricating semiconductor device. The method includes characterizing an etch process that is used to etch channel holes and dummy channel holes in a stack of alternating sacrificial gate layers and insulating layers upon a substrate of a semiconductor device. The channel holes are in a core region and the dummy channel holes are in a staircase region. The stack of alternating sacrificial gate layers and insulating layers extend from the core region into in the staircase region of a stair-step form. The method further includes determining a first shape for defining the dummy channel holes in a layout based on the characterization of the etch process. The first shape is different from a second shape for defining the channel holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: YANGTZE MEMORY TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Miao Shen, Li Hong Xiao, Yushi Hu, Qian Tao, Mei Lan Guo, Yong Zhang, Jian Hua Sun
  • Publication number: 20240025786
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses recycling treatment equipment for recycling heavy metals from complexed heavy metal wastewater, and belongs to the technical field of wastewater treatment. The recycling treatment equipment includes a wastewater separation and concentration component, an oxidization and decomplexing component, an electrolytic recovery component, and an intelligent detection component. Wastewater containing complexed heavy metals is divided into fresh water and concentrated water by performing microfiltration, nanofiltration, and reverse osmosis purification pretreatment, and the fresh water is then recycled in a targeted manner, so that the equipment has energy conservation and discharge reduction effects, can decomplex and recycle heavy metals in the concentrated water, and also synchronously purifies the fresh water. The whole process has the advantages of simple operation, zero sludge, and low treatment cost, so that the equipment is suitable for being greatly promoted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicants: Chongqing Jiaotong University, Chongqing Ecological Environment Monitoring Center, Chongqing Environment Science Research Institute, Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences
    Inventors: Wei GUAN, Xiaotian ZHANG, Dan SONG, Yong ZHANG, Zhigang XIE
  • Publication number: 20240024478
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for reducing HLA-A protein expression in a cell comprising genetically modifying HLA-A for use e.g., in adoptive cell transfer therapies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: Intellia Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Surbhi Goel, Yong Zhang, Reynald Michael Lescarbeau, Bradley Andrew Murray, Srijani Sridhar
  • Patent number: 11878242
    Abstract: This application discloses a method for displaying a virtual environment picture performed by a computer device. The method includes: displaying a first virtual environment picture obtained by observing a virtual environment by using a first observation position; displaying, in response to receiving a first directional instruction generated by a first directional operation, a directional skill indicator pointing to a first direction; and in accordance with a determination that a length of the directional skill indicator is greater than a distance threshold in the first virtual environment picture, displaying a second virtual environment picture obtained by observing the virtual environment by using a second observation position, the second virtual environment picture including the directional skill indicator, and the second observation position being in the first direction of the first observation position or in a surrounding region in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jiacheng Wei, Xun Hu, Shandong Su, Xiangyu Zhang, Yong Zhang, Kang Zhang