Patents by Inventor Zhongli Ding

Zhongli Ding 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: 20190336741
    Abstract: Microstructure arrays and methods for using and manufacturing the arrays are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Danir Bayramov, Guohua Chen, Zhongli Ding, Esi Ghartey-Tagoe, Parminder Singh, Doug Bourne
  • Patent number: 10384045
    Abstract: A microprojection array comprising an approximately planar base and a plurality of microprojections, wherein the array comprises a therapeutic macromolecule and a stabilizing excipient. Described herein are microstructures having a proximal and distal layer, wherein the distal layer which contains the therapeutic molecule does not rely on the presence of a structure-forming polymer to impart the mechanical strength necessary to penetrate the skin. Methods of forming the array, and methods of using the array are contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Corium, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhongli Ding, Guohua Chen, Parminder Singh
  • Patent number: 10384046
    Abstract: Microstructure arrays and methods for using and manufacturing the arrays are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Corium, Inc.
    Inventors: Danir Bayramov, Guohua Chen, Zhongli Ding, Esi Ghartey-Tagoe, Parminder Singh, Doug Bourne
  • Patent number: 9962534
    Abstract: Devices and methods for using and manufacturing microstructure arrays are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Corium International, Inc.
    Inventors: Guohua Chen, Zhongli Ding, Esi Ghartey-Tagoe, Ashutosh Shastry, Robert Wade Worsham, Parminder Singh
  • Patent number: 9712618
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing asynchronous and synchronous links to resources. According to one example implementation, a method includes receiving a request for a resource, identifying resources to be referenced by the requested resource, and identifying one or more of the referenced resources that are associated with client-side click tracking, and one or more of the referenced resources that are associated with server-side click tracking. The method also includes providing the requested resource. The provided resource includes one or more client-side click tracking links to the referenced resources that are associated with client-side click tracking, and one or more server-side click tracking links to the referenced resources that are associated with server-side click tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Zhongli Ding, Dragan Zivkovic
  • Patent number: 9608892
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for performing client-side click tracking. In one aspect, a method includes receiving, by a client, a resource from one or more servers. The resource includes (i) a link, (ii) click tracking code, and (iii) local storage monitoring code. The method includes invoking, by the client, the click tracking code and the local storage monitoring code, detecting, by the invoked click tracking code, a selection of the link, and generating, by the invoked click tracking code, a representation of the selection. The method includes storing, by the invoked click tracking code, the representation of the selection in a local storage on the client, determining, by the invoked local storage monitoring code, to communicate the representation of the selection; and communicating, by the invoked local storage monitoring code, the representation of the selection to the one or more servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Zhongli Ding, Dragan Zivkovic
  • Publication number: 20160352828
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing asynchronous and synchronous links to resources. According to one example implementation, a method includes receiving a request for a resource, identifying resources to be referenced by the requested resource, and identifying one or more of the referenced resources that are associated with client-side click tracking, and one or more of the referenced resources that are associated with server-side click tracking. The method also includes providing the requested resource. The provided resource includes one or more client-side click tracking links to the referenced resources that are associated with client-side click tracking, and one or more server-side click tracking links to the referenced resources that are associated with server-side click tracking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Zhongli Ding, Dragan Zivkovic
  • Patent number: 9432482
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing asynchronous and synchronous links to resources. According to one example implementation, a method includes receiving a request for a resource, identifying resources to be referenced by the requested resource, and identifying one or more of the referenced resources that are associated with client-side click tracking, and one or more of the referenced resources that are associated with server-side click tracking. The method also includes providing the requested resource. The provided resource includes one or more client-side click tracking links to the referenced resources that are associated with client-side click tracking, and one or more server-side click tracking links to the referenced resources that are associated with server-side click tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Zhongli Ding, Dragan Zivkovic
  • Publication number: 20160067176
    Abstract: A microprojection array comprising an approximately planar base and a plurality of microprojections, wherein the array comprises a therapeutic agent that is poorly soluble in water or an aqueous solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Zhongli Ding, Guohua Chen, Parminder Singh
  • Patent number: 9268793
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for adjusting facial image search results. In one aspect, a method includes detecting, in images that are responsive to a query, faces in the images and building facial templates. The images are then clustered according to similarity measures of the facial templates. The cluster with the highest quantity is selected, and each image in the set of returned images is compared to each image in the selected cluster. The similarity of each face with the faces in the largest cluster, based on the facial templates, is determined as an inlier score for the image in which the face is depicted. The system then increases the rank of images with high inlier scores and decreases the rank of images with low inlier scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Wenze Hu, Zhongli Ding, Hartwig Adam, Randall G. Keller
  • Patent number: 9251171
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatus for identifying modified images based on seed images that are known to be modified images. In an aspect, a method includes accessing data identifying a set of first seed images; for each first seed image, determining a respective first set of similar images from images in an image corpus, each similar image having a visual similarity score that is a measure of visual similarity of the similar image to the first seed image based on the image content of the similar image and the first seed image that satisfies a first seed image similarity threshold; and for each similar image in each respective first set of similar images, attributing to the similar image signal data of each first seed image for which the similar image has a respective visual similarity score satisfying the first seed image similarity threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Zhongli Ding, Gabriel Wolosin, John R. Zhang, Charles J. Rosenberg, Yang Song
  • Publication number: 20150261787
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for adjusting facial image search results. In one aspect, a method includes detecting, in images that are responsive to a query, faces in the images and building facial templates. The images are then clustered according to similarity measures of the facial templates. The cluster with the highest quantity is selected, and each image in the set of returned images is compared to each image in the selected cluster. The similarity of each face with the faces in the largest cluster, based on the facial templates, is determined as an inlier score for the image in which the face is depicted. The system then increases the rank of images with high inlier scores and decreases the rank of images with low inlier scores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Wenze Hu, Zhongli Ding, Hartwig Adam, Randall G. Keller
  • Publication number: 20150172150
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing asynchronous and synchronous links to resources. According to one example implementation, a method includes receiving a request for a resource, identifying resources to be referenced by the requested resource, and identifying one or more of the referenced resources that are associated with client-side click tracking, and one or more of the referenced resources that are associated with server-side click tracking. The method also includes providing the requested resource. The provided resource includes one or more client-side click tracking links to the referenced resources that are associated with client-side click tracking, and one or more server-side click tracking links to the referenced resources that are associated with server-side click tracking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Zhongli Ding, Dragan Zivkovic
  • Publication number: 20150161083
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for performing client-side click tracking. In one aspect, a method includes receiving, by a client, a resource from one or more servers. The resource includes (i) a link, (ii) click tracking code, and (iii) local storage monitoring code. The method includes invoking, by the client, the click tracking code and the local storage monitoring code, detecting, by the invoked click tracking code, a selection of the link, and generating, by the invoked click tracking code, a representation of the selection. The method includes storing, by the invoked click tracking code, the representation of the selection in a local storage on the client, determining, by the invoked local storage monitoring code, to communicate the representation of the selection; and communicating, by the invoked local storage monitoring code, the representation of the selection to the one or more servers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Zhongli Ding, Dragan Zivkovic
  • Publication number: 20150163116
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for performing client-side click tracking. In one aspect, a method includes receiving, by a client, a resource from one or more servers. The resource includes (i) a link, (ii) click tracking code, and (iii) local storage monitoring code. The method includes invoking, by the client, the click tracking code and the local storage monitoring code, detecting, by the invoked click tracking code, a selection of the link, and generating, by the invoked click tracking code, a representation of the selection of the link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Zhongli Ding, Dragan Zivkovic
  • Patent number: 8898150
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for collecting and compiling information regarding search operations. In one aspect, a query log that stores search event data items for identifiers is accessed. A proper subset of the search event data items is identified, the proper subset of search event data items being search event data items for search events related to an image search. A proper subset of the identifiers is identified, the proper subset of identifiers being identifiers associated with a search event data item for a search event related to an image search. For each identifier of the proper subset of identifiers, an image search session data object is generated using the proper subset of search event data items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Michihiro Kuramochi, James M. Synge, Zhongli Ding
  • Publication number: 20140276589
    Abstract: Microstructure arrays and methods for using and manufacturing the arrays are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CORIUM INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Danir Bayramov, Guohua Chen, Zhongli Ding, Esi Ghartey-Tagoe, Parminder Singh, Doug Bourne
  • Publication number: 20140272101
    Abstract: Devices and methods for using and manufacturing microstructure arrays are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Corium International, Inc.
    Inventors: Guohua Chen, Zhongli Ding, Esi Ghartey-Tagoe, Ashutosh Shastry, Robert Wade Worsham, Parminder Singh
  • Publication number: 20140276378
    Abstract: Provided herein is a microstructure array comprising a plurality of dissolving microstructures such as microprojections attached to a base. The plurality of microstructures comprise an active agent in a biocompatible and water-soluble matrix, where the water-soluble matrix preferably comprises a polysaccharide polymer and a sugar alcohol, and the base typically comprises a non-water soluble matrix. The plurality of microstructures, upon penetration of the subject's skin, undergo dissolution to deliver the active agent. Also provided are related microstructure formulations, in dried and liquid form, methods for preparing the above-described microstructure arrays, and methods for administering an active agent by application of a microstructure array as provided herein to a subject's skin, among other features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Corium International, Inc.
    Inventors: Guohua Chen, Zhongli Ding, Esi Ghartey-Tagoe, Parminder Singh
  • Publication number: 20140276474
    Abstract: A microprojection array comprising an approximately planar base and a plurality of microprojections, wherein the array comprises a therapeutic macromolecule and a stabilizing excipient. Described herein are microstructures having a proximal and distal layer, wherein the distal layer which contains the therapeutic molecule does not rely on the presence of a structure-forming polymer to impart the mechanical strength necessary to penetrate the skin. Methods of forming the array, and methods of using the array are contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Corium International, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhongli Ding, Guohua Chen, Parminder Singh