Patents by Inventor Zhiqiang Qian

Zhiqiang 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: 11059031
    Abstract: A three-dimensional lignin porous carbon/zinc oxide composite material and its preparation and application in the field of photocatalysis are disclosed. The method includes preparing a lignin/zinc oxide precursor composite by a hydrothermal method from a zinc salt, a weak alkali salt and an industrial lignin, and preparing a three-dimensional lignin porous carbon/zinc oxide composite material by high temperature calcination of the lignin/zinc oxide precursor composite. The composite material has a regular three-dimensional pore structure, with zinc oxide nanoparticles uniformly embedded among the three-dimensional lignin porous carbon nanosheets. Application of the composite material to the field of photocatalysis, especially as a photocatalyst for photocatalytic degradation of organic dye pollutants, can significantly improve the degradation efficiency and rate, and has potential application value in the field of photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: Dongjie Yang, Yong Qian, Xueqing Qiu, Hongming Lou, Weifeng Liu, Xinping Ouyang, Zhiqiang Fang, Yuxia Pang, Conghua Yi
  • Publication number: 20200295984
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer readable media for isolating network faults are provided. A data driven automation services module is provided Including a data connector, a data driven policy designer and a data driven self-service engine. The data connector collects data from the plurality of network data sources and integrates the data into shared communities for insight development. The data driven policy designer creates and stores templates and develops policies to implement service tasks to identify and isolate network problems. The data driven self-service engine integrates the network and its orchestration capabilities with big data technology to develop a plurality of microservices to perform service tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Zhiqiang Qian, Michael Zinnikas
  • Patent number: 10776146
    Abstract: A policy driven automated micro-service system comprising: a data collector, an analyzer, a virtual function manager, a decision engine, and a portal; the virtual function manager in communication with at least one virtual function and configured to collect at least one of a data and a metric therefrom; the data collector in communication with the virtual function manager and configured to retrieve at least one of the data and the metric therefrom; the analyzer in communication with the data collector and configured to analyze at least one of the data and the metric collected by the data collector; and the decision engine in communication with the analyzer and the portal, the decision engine configured to initiate an action based on an analysis from the analyzer, wherein the action includes providing an instruction to reset a uCPE device, reload a software, reload a vendor virtual function, and engage a transport automation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhiqiang Qian, Michael Zinnikas, Monali Patel, Soumyajit Chakraborty
  • Patent number: 10604478
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing taurine including: providing a reaction solution comprising alkali metal taurinate and/or alkali metal isethionate, passing at least a portion of the reaction solution through a column of basic anion exchange resin, adsorbing anions of alkali metal taurinate and/or alkali metal isethionate to the basic anion exchange resin, and collecting an eluate comprising at least one impurity, desorbing anions of alkali metal taurinate and/or alkali metal isethionate from the basic anion exchange resin with an alkaline solution, and collecting a desorption liquid comprising alkali metal taurinate and/or alkali metal isethionate, subjecting the desorption liquid comprising alkali metal taurinate to acidification or subjecting the desorption liquid comprising alkali metal isethionate to aminolysis and acidification, thereby obtaining taurine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: HUBEI GRAND LIFE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huajun Sun, Hongbo Peng, Ruyong Jiang, Chen Guo, Zhiqiang Qian
  • Publication number: 20180357087
    Abstract: A policy driven automated micro-service system comprising: a data collector, an analyzer, a virtual function manager, a decision engine, and a portal; the virtual function manager in communication with at least one virtual function and configured to collect at least one of a data and a metric therefrom; the data collector in communication with the virtual function manager and configured to retrieve at least one of the data and the metric therefrom; the analyzer in communication with the data collector and configured to analyze at least one of the data and the metric collected by the data collector; and the decision engine in communication with the analyzer and the portal, the decision engine configured to initiate an action based on an analysis from the analyzer, wherein the action includes providing an instruction to reset a uCPE device, reload a software, reload a vendor virtual function, and engage a transport automation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Zhiqiang QIAN, Michael ZINNIKAS, Monali PATEL, Soumyajit CHAKRABORTY
  • Patent number: 10097427
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for a service assurance platform. A service assurance platform can be provided by a computing device comprising a processor. The computing device can obtain a service order comprising a request for functionality. The computing device can initiate determination of service offerings available to provide the functionality and initiate presentation of the service offerings determined to be available. The computing device can obtain a selection of a service offering of the service offerings and initiate orchestration of the service offering to instantiate a service that provides the functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhiqiang Qian, Robert Best, David H. Lu, Michael John Zinnikas
  • Publication number: 20180152359
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for a service assurance platform. A service assurance platform can be provided by a computing device comprising a processor. The computing device can obtain a service order comprising a request for functionality. The computing device can initiate determination of service offerings available to provide the functionality and initiate presentation of the service offerings determined to be available. The computing device can obtain a selection of a service offering of the service offerings and initiate orchestration of the service offering to instantiate a service that provides the functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhiqiang Qian, Robert Best, David H. Lu, Michael John Zinnikas
  • Patent number: 9882789
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for a service assurance platform. A service assurance platform can be provided by a computing device comprising a processor. The computing device can obtain a service order comprising a request for functionality. The computing device can initiate determination of service offerings available to provide the functionality and initiate presentation of the service offerings determined to be available. The computing device can obtain a selection of a service offering of the service offerings and initiate orchestration of the service offering to instantiate a service that provides the functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhiqiang Qian, Robert Best, David H. Lu, Michael John Zinnikas
  • Patent number: 9712416
    Abstract: Adaptive processing of alert messages allows proactive maintenance. Alert messages are monitored and compared to a threshold. If a threshold number of the alert messages is exceeded, diagnostic codes are retrieved and a query value may be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhiqiang Qian, Paritosh Bajpay, Jackson Liu, Michael J. Zinnikas
  • Patent number: 9490402
    Abstract: A white light emitting LED device comprises: base, blue light LED chips, light reflector and transparent substrate covered with a phosphor coating; two ends of the light reflector connect the base and the transparent substrate, respectively, the inner surface of the light reflector is covered with a light-reflecting coating; blue light LED chips are set on the surface of the base pointing to the transparent substrate, and the electrode leads of blue light LED chips pass through the base; blue light LED chip is a single chip, or a group of chips connected in series, or in parallel, or in a mixed manner; the transparent substrate has the shape of a plane, or a convex, or a semi-cylinder. The present invention gets the white light by utilizing the blue lights emitted by the blue light LED chips to irradiate the transparent substrate which is covered with a phosphor coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventor: Zhiqiang Qian
  • Publication number: 20160127201
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for a service assurance platform. A service assurance platform can be provided by a computing device comprising a processor. The computing device can obtain a service order comprising a request for functionality. The computing device can initiate determination of service offerings available to provide the functionality and initiate presentation of the service offerings determined to be available. The computing device can obtain a selection of a service offering of the service offerings and initiate orchestration of the service offering to instantiate a service that provides the functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhiqiang Qian, Robert Best, David H. Lu, Michael John Zinnikas
  • Publication number: 20150271051
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatus and articles to manage routing in networks are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes identifying a first network element associated with a problematic network element; identifying a first maximum transmission unit of the first network element and a second maximum transmission unit of the problematic network element; determining whether the first and second maximum transmission units are different; and when the first and second maximum transmission units are different, identifying a value of a greater one of the first and second maximum transmission units and configuring the first network element and the problematic network element to each have the identified value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Zhiqiang Qian, Michael Zinnikas, Jackson Liu
  • Patent number: 9118544
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing automated processing of a switched voice alarm on a switched and/or Internet Protocol (IP) network are disclosed. For example, the method receives an alarm associated with a switched voice service, and retrieves a Local Routing Number (LRN) or Primary Inter-exchange Carrier (PIC) information from a switch serving a call associated with a caller's telephone number. The method determines if the alarm is due to one or more service degradations, and notifies a work center responsible for one or more of the service degradations if the alarm is due to the one or more service degradations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paritosh Bajpay, Roberta Bienfait, Mojgan Dardashti, Jackson Liu, Timothy Plattner, Zhiqiang Qian, Michael Zinnikas
  • Patent number: 9083606
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatus and articles to manage routing in networks are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes identifying a first network element associated with a problematic network element; identifying a first maximum transmission unit of the first network element and a second maximum transmission unit of the problematic network element; determining whether the first and second maximum transmission units are different; and when the first and second maximum transmission units are different, identifying a value of a greater one of the first and second maximum transmission units and configuring the first network element and the problematic network element to each have the identified value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Interactions LLC
    Inventors: Zhiqiang Qian, Michael Zinnikas, Jackson Liu
  • Publication number: 20150021635
    Abstract: A white light emitting LED device comprises: base, blue light LED chips, light reflector and transparent substrate covered with a phosphor coating; two ends of the light reflector connect the base and the transparent substrate, respectively, the inner surface of the light reflector is covered with a light-reflecting coating; blue light LED chips are set on the surface of the base pointing to the transparent substrate, and the electrode leads of blue light LED chips pass through the base; blue light LED chip is a single chip, or a group of chips connected in series, or in parallel, or in a mixed manner; the transparent substrate has the shape of a plane, or a convex, or a semi-cylinder. The present invention gets the white light by utilizing the blue lights emitted by the blue light LED chips to irradiate the transparent substrate which is covered with a phosphor coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: ZHIQIANG QIAN
  • Publication number: 20150019724
    Abstract: Adaptive processing of alert messages allows proactive maintenance. Alert messages are monitored and compared to a threshold. If a threshold number of the alert messages is exceeded, diagnostic codes are retrieved and a query value may be adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhiqiang Qian, Paritosh Bajpay, Jackson Liu, Michael J. Zinnikas
  • Patent number: 8869173
    Abstract: A method and system for adaptive processing of alert messages exchanged between applications is disclosed. The system may include a diagnostic engine coupled to a plurality of applications. A plurality of application alert messages may be monitored to determine if the alerts exceed a predetermined threshold. If a threshold number of alert messages is exceeded, an interface status based on a diagnostic code for the interface may be determined. A query value for the interface may be adjusted. Based on the amount of the increase in the alert messages, different actions may be indicated. An administrator for the application interface or for equipment associated with the interface may be notified for servicing the equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhiqiang Qian, Paritosh Bajpay, Jackson Liu, Michael John Zinnikas
  • Patent number: 8804914
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for automatic processing of toll free call service alarms are disclosed. For example, the method receives a trouble ticket by a service provider for a toll free call service alarm, and retrieves a calling to number and a calling from number from the trouble ticket. The method determines if the service provider is a responsible organization for the toll free call service for the calling to number, and determines if a customer network for the toll free call service is active if the service provider is the responsible organization for the toll free call service. The method notifies a work center if the customer network is not active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paritosh Bajpay, Mojgan Dardashti, Zhiqiang Qian, Michael John Zinnikas
  • Patent number: 8660021
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a controller to automatically check lower level layer test results of an IPTV or iTV network, automatically retrieve inventory data from an inventory system, automatically retrieve a Layer 4 data from a live router by executing a show Class of Service (COS) interface command, automatically compare a COS value with a value from the inventory system to determine a mismatch, and automatically create an alert if the mismatch exists. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhiqiang Qian, Paritosh Bajpay, Michael John Zinnikas, Jackson Liu
  • Publication number: 20130242802
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatus and articles to manage routing in networks are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes identifying a first network element associated with a problematic network element; identifying a first maximum transmission unit of the first network element and a second maximum transmission unit of the problematic network element; determining whether the first and second maximum transmission units are different; and when the first and second maximum transmission units are different, identifying a value of a greater one of the first and second maximum transmission units and configuring the first network element and the problematic network element to each have the identified value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhiqiang Qian, Michael Zinnikas, Jackson Liu