Patents Represented by Attorney WPAT, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8310264
    Abstract: A method for configuring a combinational switching matrix comprises the steps of setting a first switching module and a second switching module, coupling at least one of the output ports of the first switching module with at least one of the input ports of the second switching module to form the combinational switching matrix, building a connection mapping table based on the coupling relationship between the output port of the first switching module and the input port of the second switching module, and displaying a channel switching interface showing the input terminals, the output terminals, and the on/off states of the virtual switching devices of the combinational switching matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Star Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Choon Leong Lou, Hsiao Hui Hsieh
  • Patent number: 8311666
    Abstract: A system separating defective dies from a wafer comprises a film frame platform and a pick-and-place device. The film frame platform comprises a support table assembly configured for supporting a film frame assembly and a platform surface configured to receive the placement of bins thereupon. The pick-and-place device is configured for moving in a linear manner between the support table assembly and the platform surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Cheng Mei Instrument Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Te Chun Chen, Chien Chao Huang, Cheng Tao Tsai
  • Patent number: 8307708
    Abstract: An RFID based thermal bubble type accelerometer includes a flexible substrate, an embedded system on chip (SOC) unit, an RFID antenna formed on the substrate and coupled to a modulation/demodulation module in the SOC unit, a cavity formed on the flexible substrate, and a plurality of sensing assemblies, including a heater and two temperature-sensing elements, disposed along the x-axis direction and suspended over the cavity. The two temperature-sensing elements, serially connected, are separately disposed at two opposite sides and at substantially equal distances from the heater. Two sets of sensing assemblies can be connected in differential Wheatstone bridge. The series-connecting points of the sensing assemblies are coupled to the SOC unit such that an x-axis acceleration can be obtained by a voltage difference between the connecting points. The x-axis acceleration can be sent by the RFID antenna to a reader after it is modulated and encoded by the modulation/demodulation module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Chung Hua University
    Inventor: Jium Ming Lin
  • Patent number: 8306276
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a bridge structural safety monitoring system and a bridge structural safety monitoring method. The method includes the steps of capturing an image of a monitoring area of a bridge to create a standard image of the bridge operated at normal conditions, capturing images of the monitoring area of the bridge continuously to obtain monitoring images, comparing the standard image with the monitoring image to obtain a displacement correlation coefficient of the monitoring area of the bridge, and transmitting the displacement correlation coefficient to a central console, such that the central console can determine the using condition of the bridge according to the displacement correlation coefficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Chi-Hung Huang, Wei-Chieh Chiang, Tai-Shan Liao, Chia-Wei Hsu, Jen-Yu Wen, Tzu-Hsuan Wei, Yung-Hsiang Chen
  • Patent number: 8303231
    Abstract: An apparatus for semiconductor wafer transfer comprises a first region for placement of a pod, a second region for placement of a cassette, an unloading mechanism, and a transferring mechanism for transferring wafers in the unloaded pod to the cassette horizontally. In an embodiment, the pod is unloaded by lifting the housing of the pod, and preferably the apparatus for movement of semiconductor wafers further comprises a carrying mechanism for moving the cassette toward the pod, so that the cassette can be closer to the pod for smoothing wafer transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Yeh-Hsin Yu, Jian-Hung Chen, Chia Ho Chuang, Hsueh Cheng Wu
  • Patent number: 8305583
    Abstract: A sensing system comprises a light source, an optical fiber, a plurality of noble metal nano-particles, a micro-fluidic module and a photo detector. The optical fiber couples an incident light. The plurality of noble metal nano-particles are disposed on a surface of the optical fiber to form a noble metal nano-particle submonolayer, the noble metal nano-particles are substantially separated from each adjacent noble metal nano-particles such that the conductivity of the noble metal nano-particle submonolayer is smaller than that of a metal film. The micro-fluidic module accommodates the optical fiber and a sample, and the sample is driven to contact with the noble metal nano-particles. The photo detector detects an emergent light from the optical fiber. When the incident light interacts with the noble metal nano-particles, a signal derived from localized surface plasmon resonance in form of attenuated light or elastic scattered light is outputted through the photo detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: National Chung Cheng University
    Inventors: Lai-Kwan Chau, Wen-Hsin Hsieh, Wei-Ting Hsu, Po-Liang Chen
  • Patent number: 8304570
    Abstract: A prepolymer for biomedical materials has the following formula: wherein X1 represents aliphatic compounds or aromatic compounds, X3 represents alkene-containing compounds, and X2 represents siloxane compounds having the following formula. In one embodiment of the present invention, n is between 1 and 20, m is between 10 and 20, and y is between 1 and 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventors: Yun Liang Ouyang, Chih Hung Chang
  • Patent number: 8307261
    Abstract: A management method for a non-volatile memory comprises the steps of providing the non-volatile memory with at least one block having a plurality of pages to store user data and parity data; dividing at least one of the pages into a plurality of partitions each including the user data and parity data; determining codeword length of each of the partitions, the codeword length comprising message length with sufficient storage to store the user data and parity length storing the parity data; and storing extra parity data in the partition with the codeword length. When storing extra parity data in the codeword length, the parity length is increased and the message length is decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Cheng Wen Wu, Te Hsuan Chen, Yu Ying Hsiao, Yu Tsao Hsing
  • Patent number: 8306333
    Abstract: A method for achieving segmentation of a picture according to one aspect of the present invention comprises: determining a first foreground of a picture based on a predetermined mask; applying Gaussian Mixture Models with weighted data (GMM-WD) to the first foreground to generate a second foreground; determining a first background of the picture based on the second foreground; applying the GMM-WD to the first background to generate a second background; and determining an unknown region based on the second background and the second foreground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Shang Hong Lai, I Ting Tsai, Szu Hao Huang
  • Patent number: 8300997
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wavelength interleaver comprising a first interleaving unit, a second interleaving unit and an adapting waveguide coupled between the first interleaving unit and the second interleaving unit; both the first interleaving unit and the second interleaving unit including an input waveguide, an output waveguide and a filter coupled between the input waveguide and the output waveguide. The present invention sets up the gap between the input waveguide and the filter, and the filter and the output waveguide for extending components usage specification of the signal transmission system. Therefore, there is no need to add unnecessary components in design, the size is smaller and the cost of the signal transmission system is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Shiuh Chao, Chih-T'sung Shih
  • Patent number: 8299526
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a power MOS transistor which comprises a drain region, a trench gate, a source region, a well region, a deep well region and a substrate region. The drain region has a doping region of a first conductivity type connected to a drain electrode. The trench gate has an insulating layer and extends into the drain region. The source region has a doping region of the first conductivity type connected to a source electrode. The well region is doped with a second conductivity type, formed under the source region, and connected to the source electrode. The deep well region is doped with the first conductivity type and is formed under the drain region and the well region. The substrate region is doped with the second conductivity type and is formed under the deep well region. The drain region is formed at one side of the trench gate and the source region is formed at the opposing side of the trench gate such that the trench gate laterally connects the source region and the drain region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: PTEK Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming Tang, Shih-Ping Chiao
  • Patent number: 8301209
    Abstract: A mobile communication device with an ergonomic feature comprises a housing, a display unit, a first key module, and a second key module. The display unit is arranged on a lower part of one face of the housing, and the first key module is arranged on the housing on the same face as the display unit to locate closely above the display unit. The first key module comprises a plurality of upside keys which are arrayed into a laterally symmetric hexagonal configuration. The second key module comprises a plurality of lateral keys located on one of two opposite lateral surfaces of the housing. The keys of the two key modules are so arranged on the housing that either a right-handed or a left-handed user can conveniently operate the keys not only with a thumb but also the other four fingers while holding the device with one single hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Inventec Appliances Corp.
    Inventors: Tian-Han Chu, Tian-You Wang, Ryan Chang
  • Patent number: 8299747
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a single-stage zero-current switching driving circuit for ultrasonic motor, which comprises: a buck-boost converter and a zero-current switching resonant inverter. The driving circuit according to the present invention integrates the buck-boost converter and the resonant inverter into a single-stage structure, so that the buck-boost converter and the resonant inverter share an active switch and a trigger signal, and therefore, the circuit is simplified and the loss caused by stage switching is reduced. Moreover, the buck-boost converter operates in a discontinuous-conduction mode (DCM), which allows the circuit to have high power factor, and enables the active switch to be capable of zero-current switching (ZCS), so that the loss caused by switching is largely reduced. In the driving circuit according to the present invention, there's no interaction of power between the buck-boost converter and the resonant inverter, so that the two circuits can be analyzed individually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Yao-Ching Hsieh, Cheng-Yen Chen, Jian-Yi Hong, Po-Wen Hsueh
  • Patent number: 8299746
    Abstract: A move-sled-home device is used in an optical disc drive. The move-sled-home device includes a processing unit, a motor actuator, a sled, a sled motor, and a current-detecting unit. The processing unit outputs a control signal. The motor actuator generates a driving voltage according to the control signal. The sled motor generates a driving current according to the driving voltage to move the sled. The current-detecting unit is used for receiving and converting the driving current into an indicating signal, and issuing the indicating signal to the processing unit. During a move-sled-home action, the processing unit realizes a magnitude of the driving current according to the indicating signal, thereby determining whether the move-sled-home action is finished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Chun Feng, Yen-Chien Cheng
  • Patent number: 8298526
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition for improving the syndrome of diabetes and complication thereof. The composition comprises an effective amount of Lactobacillus strain which is at least one selected from the group consisting of: Lactobacillus reuteri GMNL-89 strain, Lactobacillus gasseri GMNL-205 strain, Lactobacillus reuteri GMNL-263 strain and a pharmaceutical acceptable vehicle. The Lactobacillus gasseri GMNL-205 strain and Lactobacillus reuteri GMNL-263 strain are novel isolated Lactobacillus strains. In addition, the invention also relates to a novel use of the composition or the Lactobacillus strains for improving the syndrome of diabetes and complication thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Genmont Biotech Inc.
    Inventors: Ying-Chen Leu, Feng-Ching Hsieh
  • Patent number: 8294626
    Abstract: A multi-band antenna apparatus is provided. The multi-band antenna apparatus comprises a circuit board, a planar printed antenna with a feed-in point and a telescopic antenna. The planar printed antenna is printed on the circuit board. The telescopic antenna is coupled to the circuit board through the feed-in point. The planar printed antenna receives a first radio frequency signal, and then transmits the first radio frequency signal to the circuit board through the feed-in point. The telescopic antenna receives a second radio frequency signal and then transmits the second radio frequency to the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: MSTAR Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventor: Chao-Chiang Kuo
  • Patent number: 8293465
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an antibody mimetic of carbohydrate binding module (CBM) which specifically binds to an epitope on HIV glycoprotein. The present invention also relates to a method of detecting HIV glycoprotein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Margaret Dah-Tsyr Chang, Yuan-Chuan Lee, Rong-Yuan Huang, Shu-Chuan Lin, Wei-I Chou, Shi-Hwei Liu
  • Patent number: 8292316
    Abstract: A set of angle-adjusting head parts includes upper and lower head parts respectively mounted on top and bottom ends of a bicycle's head tube holding a front fork stem. The upper head parts include an upper bearing cup having an axially extending oval slot and two retaining surfaces arranged parallelly with the major axis of the oval slot at laterals, an upper bearing having an eccentric slot for receiving the front fork stem and an eccentric seat for engaging into the oval slot, and an adjusting washer mounted in the upper bearing cup and movable along the minor axis of the oval slot and having a circular opening for receiving the upper bearing. Rotating the upper bearing forces the eccentric seat to stop against the retaining surfaces and synchronously move the adjusting washer along the major axis of the oval slot, thereby biasing the angle of the front fork stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: VP Components Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Hwa Lin
  • Patent number: 8290194
    Abstract: A wireless headphone integrated with an adjustment control device includes a headphone, a tuning unit having a base disposed on a side of the headphone containing an ear muff, a rotatable tuning shaft protruded from the base and coupled to a knob, a direction changing unit having a through hole at the middle of the direction changing unit and rotably coupled to the base, such that the tuning shaft is passed through the through hole, a microphone unit movably coupled to the direction changing unit, such that the microphone unit can be rotated, extended, contracted or adjusted by the direction changing unit. Therefore, the wireless headphone integrated with an adjustment control device achieves the effects of simplifying the assembly structure, lowering the manufacturing cost, and beautifying the appearance of the headphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Encounters Products Corp.
    Inventor: Kuan I Kuo
  • Patent number: D670264
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kun-Wei Tsai