Patents by Inventor Zhe Feng

Zhe Feng 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: 20210240792
    Abstract: This application discloses an information recommendation method and apparatus, a device, and a storage medium, and belongs to the field of information recommendation. The method includes starting an application program according to a start operation, a first account being logged in in the application program; obtaining a recommended information flow for the first account, recommended information in the recommended information flow including at least one piece of interactive recommended information, the interactive recommended information being information for which a second account generates an interactive message, the first account and the second account having a social relationship; and displaying an information presentation interface, the information presentation interface comprising the recommended information displayed in an information flow form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Zhe FENG, Zhiping WANG, Leyu LIN, Ge WANG, Yang CUI, Jiayi DING, Shuo WANG, Qihao ZHU, Chenglin ZHONG, Shanpeng SUN, Xiumin LIN, Yang ZUO, Junhong YAN, Ming ZOU, Xulin LIAO, Feng XIA, Xu ZHANG, Su YAN, Wei WANG, Zhiwei GUO, Jianxiong FENG
  • Publication number: 20210201889
    Abstract: A method of detecting occupancy in an area includes obtaining, with a processor, an audio sample from an audio sensor and determining, with the processor, feature functional values of a set of selected feature functionals from the audio sample. The determining of the feature functional values includes extracting features in the set of selected feature functionals from the audio sample, and determining the feature functional values of the set of selected features from the extracted features. The method further includes determining, with the processor, occupancy in the area using a classifier based on the determined feature functional values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Zhe Feng, Attila Reiss, Shabnam Ghaffarzadegan, Mirko Ruhs, Robert Duerichen
  • Publication number: 20210201930
    Abstract: A system for ontology-aware sound classification. The system includes an electronic processor that is configured to create a first graph based on relationships between fine audio classification labels and create a second graph based on relationships between coarse audio classification labels. The electronic processor is also configured to receive an audio clip including one or more sounds, execute a first graph convolutional network with the first graph as input, and execute a second graph convolutional network with the second graph as input. Using the outputs of the first graph convolutional network and the second graph convolutional network, the electronic processor is configured to determine one or more coarse labels, one or more fine labels, or both to classify the one or more sounds in the audio clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Shabnam Ghaffarzadegan, Zhe Feng, Yiwei Sun
  • Patent number: 11036774
    Abstract: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) is challenging for many novices, requiring extensive knowledge such as the usage of particular tools and the properties of the required materials. Many DIYers use web searches to find relevant information and instructions, but web search is time-consuming and the results often do not fit the DIYers' specific needs. To address these problems, we present a Question Answering (QA) system that can assist DIYers through the whole cycle of a DIY project. Given a natural language question about a DIY project, the QA system described herein provides an answer along with the explanations that are tailored to the DIYers' specific needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Lin Zhao, Zhe Feng, Doo Soon Kim
  • Patent number: 11029322
    Abstract: A biochemical analyzer delivery system, comprising a sample feeding track (42), an advancing track (43), a recovery track (44), at least one to-be-tested sub-track (45), at least one emergency sub-track (46) and at least one return sub-track (47); the sample feeding track (42), the advancing track (43) and the recovery track (44) are parallel to each other; the to-be-tested sub-track (45), the emergency sub-track (46) and the return sub-track (47) are disposed between and perpendicular to the sample feeding track (42) and the advancing track (43), an emergency sample may enter the emergency sub-track via the advancing track (43), and then enters the sample feeding track for sample suction. The track-based delivery system can be horizontally disposed in a biochemical analyzer, and can be butt-jointed with a vertical track in the biochemical analyzer, thereby greatly increasing the buffer amount of sample holders without increasing the length of the biochemical analyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Jihua Zou, Tao Xiong, Xiaohui Wu, Shangqing Xiao, Lei Xu, Zhe Feng
  • Patent number: 11008313
    Abstract: The present invention relates to PCSK9 allosteric binding compounds of Formula I: (Formula (I)) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein X1, X2, Y, R1, R2, RA, RB and n are as defined herein. The present invention also relates to compositions which comprise an allosteric binding compound of the invention or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. The invention further relates, inter alia, to methods for inducing PCSK9 protein degradation in a subject, and methods for treating atherosclerosis, hypercholesterolemia, coronary heart disease, metabolic syndrome, acute coronary syndrome, or related cardiovascular disease and cardiometabolic conditions, comprising administering to a subject an effective amount of a compound or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of the invention. The invention also provides a means for the in vitro labeling, detection and/or quantification of PCSK9 in biological samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Jason Eugene Imbriglio, Whitney Lane Petrilli, Yusheng Xiong, Zhe Feng, Hyewon Youm, Wonsuk Chang, Rui Liang, Zhijian Lu, Jerry Andrew Taylor, Scott B. Hoyt
  • Publication number: 20210005067
    Abstract: A method and system for detecting and localizing a target audio event in an audio clip is disclosed. The method and system use utilizes a hierarchical approach in which a dilated convolutional neural network to detect the presence of the target audio event anywhere in an audio clip based on high level audio features. If the target audio event is detected somewhere in the audio clip, the method and system further utilizes a robust audio vector representation that encodes the inherent state of the audio as well as a learned relationship between state of the audio and the particular target audio event that was detected in the audio clip. A bi-directional long short term memory classifier is used to model long term dependencies and determine the boundaries in time of the target audio event within the audio clip based on the audio vector representations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Asif Salekin, Zhe Feng, Shabnam Ghaffarzadegan
  • Patent number: 10864211
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a compound represented by formula (I): and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof are disclosed as useful for treating or preventing diabetes, hyperlipidemia, obesity, NASH, inflammation related disorders, and related diseases and conditions. The compounds are useful as agonists of the G-protein coupled receptor GPR120. Pharmaceutical compositions and methods of treatment are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: John S. Debenham, Jason M. Cox, Ping Lan, Zhongxiang Sun, Zhe Feng, Chunrui Sun, W. Michael Seganish, Zhong Lai, Cheng Zhu, Thomas Bara, Murali Rajagopalan, Qun Dang, Hyunjin M. Kim, Bin Hu, Jinglai Hao
  • Publication number: 20200369657
    Abstract: The present invention relates to PCSK9 allosteric binding compounds of Formula I: (Formula (I)) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof wherein X1, X2, Y, R1, R2, RA, RB and n are as defined herein. The present invention also relates to compositions which comprise an allosteric binding compound of the invention or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. The invention further relates, inter alia, to methods for inducing PCSK9 protein degradation in a subject, and methods for treating atherosclerosis, hypercholesterolemia, coronary heart disease, metabolic syndrome, acute coronary syndrome, or related cardiovascular disease and cardiometabolic conditions, comprising administering to a subject an effective amount of a compound or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of the invention. The invention also provides a means for the in vitro labeling, detection and/or quantification of PCSK9 in biological samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Jason Eugene Imbriglio, Whitney Lane Petrilli, Yusheng Xiong, Zhe Feng, Hyewon Youm, Wonsuk Chang, Rui Liang, Zhijian Lu, Jerry Andrew Taylor, Scott B. Hoyt
  • Publication number: 20200364506
    Abstract: This application provides an article recommendation method and apparatus, a computer device, and a storage medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Yi LIU, Lantao HU, Bo ZHANG, Feng Xia, Leyu LIN, Zhe FENG, Lei CHEN, Jun RAO, Shukai LIU, Zhijie Qiu, Zhenlong Sun, Liangdong Wang
  • Publication number: 20200342168
    Abstract: A method of automatically generating a terminology definition knowledge base (KB) includes mapping each word in a word sequence to a real value dense vector using dense vector representations. The word sequence is then processed using a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) model to identify whether the word sequence includes a terminology definition and to label the word sequence with a label indicating whether a terminology definition exists within the word sequence. The word sequence is then processed using a Conditional Random Field (CRF) model to identify boundaries of the terminology definition in the word sequence. The terminology definition is then extracted and added to the terminology definition KB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Yifan He, Lin Zhao, Kui Xu, Zhe Feng
  • Publication number: 20200342178
    Abstract: An automatic terminology linking system includes a candidate generator configured to identify candidate nodes for each terminology that is to be linked to a node of the knowledge base. A pseudo-candidate generator is configured to identify pseudo-candidate nodes for candidate-less terminologies. A candidate scorer is configured to respectively score the candidate nodes and the pseudo-candidate nodes by collective inference using occurrence statistics and co-occurrence statistics for these nodes. The pseudo-candidate generator is configured to identify knowledge base nodes that are semantically-related to candidate-less terminology as the pseudo-candidate nodes for the candidate-less terminology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Haibo Ding, Yifan He, Lin Zhao, Kui Xu, Zhe Feng
  • Patent number: 10770066
    Abstract: A method for slot-filling in an automated spoken language understanding (SLU) system includes receiving words in a text phrase, generating an encoded output and attention weights using a recurrent neural network (RNN) encoder with an attention mechanism, generating a first and second probability distributions of slot words in an extended slot vocabulary database using an RNN decoder and a pointer network, respectively, for a time step, generating a combined probability distribution based on the first and second probability distributions, and identifying a slot word corresponding to one word in the extended slot vocabulary database having a highest probability value in the combined probability distribution for the time step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Lin Zhao, Zhe Feng
  • Publication number: 20200210426
    Abstract: A server includes a controller in communication with the server and configured to receive a query related to an issue with a vehicle, retrieve information related to the query from a database that includes structured data including data related to vehicle issues and a solution to the vehicle issues, determine whether the database includes structured data including data related to the solution responsive to the query, and output information including the solution to the issue when the determination identifies that the structured data including the solution in the database or retrieve information from a website when the determination identifies that the structured data including the solution is not found in the database, wherein the controller is further configured to retrieve the information from the website by conducting a keyword search for a first set of results and filtering the information from the website utilizing an autoencoder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Jun ARAKI, Lin ZHAO, Zhe FENG
  • Patent number: 10636437
    Abstract: A system for monitoring dietary activity of a user includes a wearable device having at least one audio input unit configured to record an audio sample corresponding to audio from a user's neck. The system further includes a processor configured to execute programmed instructions stored in a memory to obtain an audio sample from the audio input unit of a wearable device, determine segmental feature values of a set of selected features from the audio sample by extracting short-term features in the set of selected features from the audio sample and determining the segmental feature values of the set of selected features from the extracted short-term features. The processor is further configured to, using a classifier, classify a dietary activity based on the determined segmental feature values of the audio sample and generate an output corresponding to the classified dietary activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosche GmbH
    Inventors: Taufiq Hasan, Shabnam Ghaffarzadegan, Zhe Feng
  • Patent number: 10628528
    Abstract: A method for automated aspect-based sentiment analysis includes parsing reviews from a first domain to generate rhetorical structure trees and extracting rhetorical rules from the rhetorical structure trees, each rhetorical rule including a path extracted from at least one span in at least one of the rhetorical structure trees associated with a probability that the path corresponds to a positive or negative sentiment based on annotation data. The method further includes parsing reviews from a second domain to generate a second plurality of rhetorical structure trees, generating training data that associates at least one aspect in the review from the second domain with a sentiment associated with a rhetorical rule in the plurality of rhetorical rules, and training a classifier to identify sentiments in reviews from the second domain using the second plurality of reviews and the training data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Yifan He, Lin Zhao, Kui Xu, Zhe Feng
  • Publication number: 20200110835
    Abstract: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) is challenging for many novices, requiring extensive knowledge such as the usage of particular tools and the properties of the required materials. Many DIYers use web searches to find relevant information and instructions, but web search is time-consuming and the results often do not fit the DIYers' specific needs. To address these problems, we present a Question Answering (QA) system that can assist DIYers through the whole cycle of a DIY project. Given a natural language question about a DIY project, the QA system described herein provides an answer along with the explanations that are tailored to the DIYers' specific needs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Lin Zhao, Zhe Feng, Doo Soon Kim
  • Publication number: 20200011891
    Abstract: A sample feeding propulsion mechanism for biochemical analyzer, comprising a push plate (1), a horizontal guide rail (2), a motor (3), and it further comprises a propulsive guide plate (4), a thrust roller (5) and a rotating wheel (6), the propulsive guide plate (4) is in sliding fit on the horizontal guide rail (2), the push plate (1) is joined to the propulsive guide plate (4); the rotating wheel 6 is mounted on an output shaft of the motor; the thrust roller is eccentrically mounted on one side of the rotating wheel, the propulsive guide plate is provided with a guide groove forming an included angle with the horizontal guide rail in their length directions; and the thrust roller is in rolling fit in the guide groove. The sample feeding propulsion mechanism for biochemical analyzer in this disclosure is simple in structure, small in size and occupied mounting space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Jihua ZOU, Tao XIONG, Xiaohui WU, Shangqing XIAO, Lei XU, Zhe FENG
  • Publication number: 20200011886
    Abstract: A biochemical analyzer delivery system, comprising a sample feeding track (42), an advancing track (43), a recovery track (44), at least one to-be-tested sub-track (45), at least one emergency sub-track (46) and at least one return sub-track (47); the sample feeding track (42), the advancing track (43) and the recovery track (44) are parallel to each other; the to-be-tested sub-track (45), the emergency sub-track (46) and the return sub-track (47) are disposed between and perpendicular to the sample feeding track (42) and the advancing track (43), an emergency sample may enter the emergency sub-track via the advancing track (43), and then enters the sample feeding track for sample suction. The track-based delivery system can be horizontally disposed in a biochemical analyzer, and can be butt-jointed with a vertical track in the biochemical analyzer, thereby greatly increasing the buffer amount of sample holders without increasing the length of the biochemical analyzer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Jihua ZOU, Tao XIONG, Xiaohui WU, Shangqing XIAO, Lei XU, Zhe FENG
  • Publication number: 20190365342
    Abstract: A method and system for detecting abnormal heart sounds in a phonocardiogram of a person are disclosed. At least one segmented cardiac cycle of the phonocardiogram is received at a processor. The processor decomposes the segmented cardiac cycle into a plurality of frequency sub-bands using a first convolutional neural network having, in particular a plurality of time-convolution layers (tConv). The kernel weights of each time-convolution layer are learned in a training process such that the time-convolution layers identify pathologically significant frequency sub-bands. The processor determines a probability that the segmented cardiac cycle contains an abnormal heart sound based on the plurality of frequency sub-band segments using at least one further neural network. In some embodiments, the time-convolution layers are configured to have a linear phase response (LP-tConv) or a zero phase response (ZP-tConv).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Shabnam Ghaffarzadegan, Zhe Feng, Ahmed Imtiaz Humayun, Taufiq Hasan