Patents by Inventor Yue Zhuo

Yue Zhuo 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: 11309706
    Abstract: Provided is a nano grid protection device for a nano grid including a distributed power supply, a large power grid including the nano grid protection device, and a method for controlling the nano grid protection device. In an embodiment, the nano grid is connected with a bus through the nano grid protection device and a main grid is connected with the bus through a main grid protection device. In an embodiment, the nano grid protection device includes: a signal unit, configured to detect and send current information passing through the nano grid protection device, the current information including the magnitude and direction of the current; a controller, configured to determine, based upon the received current information, whether to send a trip signal or not; and an execution mechanism, configured to execute a trip operation of the nano grid protection device upon receiving the trip signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Feng Du, Yi Zhu, Wei Gang Chen, Zhen Liu, Yue Zhuo
  • Patent number: 11245255
    Abstract: A solid-state circuit breaker and breaking method are disclosed. In an embodiment, the solid-state circuit breaker includes a semiconductor switch; a controller, connected to the semiconductor switch; and an energy absorber, connected in parallel with the semiconductor switch. The controller is configured to obtain an equivalent inductance of a circuit of the solid-state circuit breaker upon a fault occurring in a line. Further, upon the equivalent inductance being greater than an inductance estimated value, the controller is configured to set a second current fault threshold. Finally, upon a fault current of the line reaching the second current fault threshold, the semiconductor switch is controlled to execute a closing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Feng Du, Wei Gang Chen, Yue Zhuo
  • Publication number: 20210324456
    Abstract: A digital assay for a micro RNA (miRNA) or other target analyte in a sample makes use of nanoparticles that absorb light at the resonant wavelength of a photonic crystal (PC). Such nanoparticles locally quench the resonant reflection of light from the PC when present on the surface of the PC. The nanoparticles are functionalized to specifically bind to the target analyte, and the PC surface is functionalized to specifically bind to the nanoparticles that have bound to the target analyte. The sample is exposed to the functionalized nanoparticles, and the individual nanoparticles bound to the PC surface can be identified and counted based on reduced intensity values in the reflected light from the PC. The number of bound nanoparticles that are counted in this way can be correlated to the abundance of the target analyte in the sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Brian T. Cunningham, Yue Zhuo, Brendan Harley, Ji Sun Choi, Thibault Marin, Yi Lu
  • Publication number: 20210327307
    Abstract: Provided are a multi-functional stratigraphic structure model testing system and testing method. The system includes a test piece testing device platform that includes a watertight fan-shaped closed cavity, a fluid-solid coupling loading system, and an anti-arc reaction frame system. A coupling loading system region consist of hydraulic (liquid) loading and multi-directional solid-skeleton loading onto a pore or crack test piece, which can be independently operated or combined with each other's. The fan-shaped closed cavity is fixed through the anti-arc reaction frame system, and a fan-shaped center region is provided with an application region of underground working face. The other two flat fan sides are provided with application regions of physical and chemical improvement for surrounding rock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicants: University of Science and Technology Beijing, China Railway Tunnel Consultants Co., Ltd., Hebei Zhucheng Industrial and Mining Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaomin ZHOU, Yue ZHUO, Wenzhu MA, Wei LI, Yan XU, Yongsheng LIU, Xiaonan HE, Yue WANG, Yongdai WANG, Shiwu CAI, Guijiang WEI, Xin JIANG, Zhiyuan SHA
  • Patent number: 11151904
    Abstract: Provided are a multi-functional stratigraphic structure model testing system and testing method. The system includes a test piece testing device platform that includes a watertight fan-shaped closed cavity, a fluid-solid coupling loading system, and an anti-arc reaction frame system. A coupling loading system region consist of hydraulic (liquid) loading and multi-directional solid-skeleton loading onto a pore or crack test piece, which can be independently operated or combined with each other's. The fan-shaped closed cavity is fixed through the anti-arc reaction frame system, and a fan-shaped center region is provided with an application region of underground working face. The other two flat fan sides are provided with application regions of physical and chemical improvement for surrounding rock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BEIJING, CHINA RAILWAY TUNNEL CONSULTANTS CO., LTD., HEBEI ZHUCHENG INDUSTRIAL AND MINING MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaomin Zhou, Yue Zhuo, Wenzhu Ma, Wei Li, Yan Xu, Yongsheng Liu, Xiaonan He, Yue Wang, Yongdai Wang, Shiwu Cai, Guijiang Wei, Xin Jiang, Zhiyuan Sha
  • Publication number: 20210257832
    Abstract: A solid-state circuit breaker and breaking method are disclosed. In an embodiment, the solid-state circuit breaker includes a semiconductor switch; a controller, connected to the semiconductor switch; and an energy absorber, connected in parallel with the semiconductor switch. The controller is configured to obtain an equivalent inductance of a circuit of the solid-state circuit breaker upon a fault occurring in a line. Further, upon the equivalent inductance being greater than an inductance estimated value, the controller is configured to set a second current fault threshold. Finally, upon a fault current of the line reaching the second current fault threshold, the semiconductor switch is controlled to execute a closing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Feng DU, Wei Gang CHEN, Yue ZHUO
  • Patent number: 11041187
    Abstract: A digital assay for a micro RNA (miRNA) or other target analyte in a sample makes use of nanoparticles that absorb light at the resonant wavelength of a photonic crystal (PC). Such nanoparticles locally quench the resonant reflection of light from the PC when present on the surface of the PC. The nanoparticles are functionalized to specifically bind to the target analyte, and the PC surface is functionalized to specifically bind to the nanoparticles that have bound to the target analyte. The sample is exposed to the functionalized nanoparticles, and the individual nanoparticles bound to the PC surface can be identified and counted based on reduced intensity values in the reflected light from the PC. The number of bound nanoparticles that are counted in this way can be correlated to the abundance of the target analyte in the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Brian T. Cunningham, Yue Zhuo, Brendan Harley, Ji Sun Choi, Thibault Marin, Yi Lu
  • Patent number: 11025053
    Abstract: A surge protection circuit protection circuit includes a first series-connected line formed by at least two TVSs connected in series. One end of the line is connected to a positive terminal, and another is connected to a negative terminal. A second series-connected line is formed by at least one TSS. One end is connected between the at least two TVSs in the first series-connected line, and another end is grounded. The first line is connected in parallel to a protected circuit. When a differential-mode surge voltage appears at the ends of the first line, a voltage of a backend connection circuit is clamped to a first value. When a common-mode surge voltage appears at the two ends of the first line to the ground end, respectively, voltages to ground of the positive terminal and the negative terminal are reduced to a second value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Eric Chemisky, Fei Huang Hu, Ling Bao Min, Yue Zhuo
  • Publication number: 20210159696
    Abstract: Provided are a grid fault detection method and a device. The grid includes at least one AC power source provided by a public grid. The AC power source is coupled to a plurality of parallel circuits, each including a plurality of parallel branches. The parallel branches are each connected with a load and/or a DC power source. The grid fault detection method having the distributed energy resource includes: selecting a first collection point between the AC power source and the plurality of parallel circuits, and collecting a current value and a current direction of the first collection point; comparing an output current and an input current of the first collection point, and upon the input current being greater than the output current, it is determined that the plurality of parallel circuits are faulty. Accordingly, the plurality of collection points check the fault, so as to trigger a protection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Feng DU, Wei Gang CHEN, Zhen LIU, Yue ZHUO
  • Patent number: 11018660
    Abstract: Power isolators with multiple selectable feedback modes are described. The power isolators may transfer a power signal from a primary side to a second side. A feedback signal may be provided from the secondary side to the primary side to control generation of the power signal on the primary side. In this manner, the power signal provided to the secondary side may be maintained within desired levels. The feedback signal may be generated by feedback circuitry configurable to operate in different modes, such that the feedback signal may be of differing types depending on which feedback mode is implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Analog Devices Global Unlimited Company
    Inventors: Yue Zhuo, Wenhui Qin, Yingjie Guo, Shaoyu Ma, Tianting Zhao, Baoxing Chen
  • Patent number: 10974383
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are for abnormality detection. The method includes: acquiring an estimated value of a movement parameter of a mobile platform of a parallel robot. The estimated value is calculated based on sensing information about a sensor mounted on the mobile platform. Based on the estimated value and a designated value of the movement parameter, the method includes determining whether an abnormality occurs in the parallel robot. By way of the method and apparatus, abnormality of a parallel robot can be detected reliably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Tao Hu, Li Ming Huang, Yue Zhuo
  • Publication number: 20210036507
    Abstract: Provided is a nano grid protection device for a nano grid including a distributed power supply, a large power grid including the nano grid protection device, and a method for controlling the nano grid protection device. In an embodiment, the nano grid is connected with a bus through the nano grid protection device and a main grid is connected with the bus through a main grid protection device. In an embodiment, the nano grid protection device includes: a signal unit, configured to detect and send current information passing through the nano grid protection device, the current information including the magnitude and direction of the current; a controller, configured to determine, based upon the received current information, whether to send a trip signal or not; and an execution mechanism, configured to execute a trip operation of the nano grid protection device upon receiving the trip signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Feng DU, Yi ZHU, Wei Gang CHEN, Zhen LIU, Yue ZHUO
  • Publication number: 20200403414
    Abstract: A nanogrid and a virtual inverter controller for the nanogrid are disclosed. The nanogrid includes at least one parallel branch, and at least one branch is equipped with a protector. At least one of the protectors is equipped with one virtual inverter controller. The virtual inverter controller includes a sensor component configured to detect at least one characteristic parameter on the branch, and a control component affecting the electrical connection state of the corresponding protector of the virtual inverter controller according to the characteristic parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Feng DU, Wei Gang CHEN, Zhen LIU, Yue ZHUO
  • Publication number: 20200349044
    Abstract: An anomaly detection method and system for a process instrument, and a storage medium are disclosed. The method includes that: a programmable logic controller (PLC) receives measurement data of a process instrument, the measurement data being periodically stored into a historical database so that a service providing system can perform reading and evaluation. At least one virtual function module is integrated on the PLC, a mapping relation is formed between at least one input channel of each virtual function module and output of at least one anomaly diagnosis algorithm disposed on the service providing system, and each anomaly diagnosis algorithm is used for diagnosing whether an anomaly exists in the process instrument. When an anomaly indication outputted by the service providing system is received via an input channel of the virtual function module, the PLC determines that an anomaly exists in the corresponding process instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Xi HU, Ji LI, Qinggang WANG, Yue ZHUO
  • Publication number: 20200278653
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide method and device for providing service for a programmable logic controller (PLC), including: creating a virtual-functional-module-description file including an address of an input channel of a virtual functional module to be created; and creating the virtual functional module in a PLC based on the virtual-functional-module-description file, assigning the address to the input channel of the virtual functional module, and creating a virtual-functional-module-configuration file including a mapping relation between the input channel and an output of a service provider. The present disclosure proposes a concept of a virtual functional module which is used to map data provided by intelligent data sources outside the PLC to input channel of PLC so that the data can be the same as normal input values used by PLC program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Xi HU, Ji LI, Yue ZHUO
  • Patent number: 10733254
    Abstract: An online system, such as a social networking system, monitors user interactions with news feed stories of the social networking system and divides the user interactions into non-content clicks and content clicks. The non-content clicks indicate a user's interest in news feed stories based on user actions such as comments on, likes, shares, and hides the news feed stories. The content clicks indicate a user's interest in news feed stories based on user actions on different specific portions of multimedia content (e.g., videos) in the news feed stories such as playing, fast forwarding. The social networking system trains a model based on the monitored user interactions with news feed stories and uses the trained model to rank news feed stories for presentation to a user. The ranks of news feed stories for a user are determined based on a likelihood that the user would find the story interesting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Matthew Marra, David Vickrey, Mahmud Sami Tas, Yue Zhuo
  • Patent number: 10704886
    Abstract: An embodiment relates to a curvature measurement apparatus. The apparatus includes a first curvature measurement unit configured to, upon a curvature of an object to be measured being relatively greater than a first curvature, measure the curvature of the object to be measured; and a second curvature measurement unit configured to, upon the curvature of the object to be measured being relatively smaller than a second curvature, measure the curvature of the object to be measured, the second curvature being relatively greater than or equal to the first curvature. The curvature measurement apparatus can improve an accuracy of a curvature of an object to be measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Chuan Yu Zhang, Yue Zhuo, Dong Li, Rui Gong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10680526
    Abstract: Isolated DC-DC converters are described. A DC-DC converter is a device which converts a direct current (DC) signal from one voltage to another. An isolated DC-DC converter performs the conversion across an electrical isolation barrier separating two voltage domains. The signal converted from one voltage to another, and transferred from one voltage domain to another, may be a power signal. Described are isolated DC-DC converters which transfer a power signal from one voltage domain to another via an isolator, and a power feedback signal back across the isolator. The isolator is a transformer in some situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Analog Devices Global
    Inventors: Yue Zhuo, Baoxing Chen, Xin Yang, Tianting Zhao
  • Publication number: 20200101601
    Abstract: A control system is for a robot. In an embodiment, the control system includes a program executor to translate a motion command for a robot to a format identifiable by a robot control kernel; a robot control kernel to generate robot motion data based on the translated motion command; and a robot Digital Twin to simulate the motion of the robot based on the generated robot motion data and physical conditions of the robot during robot simulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Yue ZHUO, George LO, Zi Jian WANG
  • Patent number: D955646
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventor: Yue Zhuo