Patents Assigned to Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
  • Patent number: 11369362
    Abstract: A fibrocartilage suturing device is provided to solve the problem where the conventional procedure of the surgery is inconvenient. The fibrocartilage suturing device includes a tube assembly, a tubular member, and an anchor. The tube assembly extends through the tube assembly and includes an insertion section. The movement member is coupled with the tube assembly and includes a thrust rod extending through the tubular member. The anchor is located at one end of the thrust rod and includes a body and at least two wings connected to the body is able to be folded and unfolded relative to the body. The body of the anchor is connected to an end of a thread. Another end of the thread is connected to the tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    Inventors: Chen-Chie Wang, Po-Chih Chow, Yue-Jun Wang, Shih-Hua Huang, Chih-Lung Lin, Tung-Lin Tsai, Chun-Chieh Tseng, Li-Wen Weng
  • Patent number: 11370062
    Abstract: A multifunctional shaft apparatus includes a shaft base, a spindle, a tool holder, an ultrasonic vibration assembly, a laser light source and a mirror assembly. The spindle is disposed in the shaft base. The spindle has a laser channel extending along the spindle. The tool holder is disposed on the spindle. The tool holder has a hollow passage, an inner space and a recessed portion. The hollow passage is communicated with the laser channel. An inner wall of the hollow passage has at least one through hole communicated with the inner space, and the recessed portion is disposed on a bottom surface of the tool holder. The bottom surface has a light outlet. The ultrasonic vibration assembly includes a vibration member disposed in the recessed portion. The mirror assembly is disposed in the tool holder and is configured to reflect the laser light beam generated by the laser light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignees: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE, PARFAITE TOOL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Ting Lyu, Yu-Fu Lin, Jui-Teng Chen, Chih-Hung Chou
  • Publication number: 20220168834
    Abstract: An online prediction method of tool-electrode consumption adapted for an electrical discharge machining (EDM) apparatus includes an experimental design; extracting electrode consumption variables from machining parameters of the electrical discharge machining (EDM) apparatus; and obtaining a correlation between the machining parameters and the electrode consumption variables through a correlation analysis to obtain a prediction model capable of predicting an effective contact area of a tool-electrode and a workpiece. In addition, a prediction method of machining accuracy is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Chia-Ming Jan, Wen-Chieh Wu
  • Publication number: 20220171976
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an environment perception device and method of a mobile vehicle. The environment perception device includes a camera module, a LiDAR module, a database and a processing circuit. The camera module photographs a field near the mobile vehicle to generate a three-dimensional (3D) image frame. The LiDAR module scans the field to generate a 3D scanned frame. The processing circuit fuses the 3D image frame and the 3D scanned frame to generate 3D object information. The processing circuit compares the 3D object information with a 3D map in the database to determine whether an object is a static object. The processing circuit performs an analysis and calculation on the 3D object information to obtain movement characteristics of the object when the object is not the static object, and skips the analysis and calculation on the 3D object information when the object is the static object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Tsung Han Lee, Jinn-Feng Jiang, Shih-Chun Hsu, Tsu-Kun Chang, Hung-Yuan Wei, Cheng-Tai Lei
  • Patent number: 11344465
    Abstract: An elbow joint rehabilitation system and an elbow joint rehabilitation method are provided. The elbow joint rehabilitation system includes a support member, a motor, a torque sensing unit, a first electromyography sensor, a second electromyography sensor and a motor control device. In the elbow joint rehabilitation method, the support member is configured to support an arm of a patient. Thereafter, the torque sensing unit is configured to sense the torque applied on the support member to obtain a sensed arm torque signal. Then, the first electromyography sensor and the second electromyography sensor are configured to sense the muscle activities of biceps and triceps of the patient to obtain electromyography signals. Thereafter, the motor is controlled to drive the support member to perform rehabilitation in accordance with the sensed arm torque signal, the electromyography signals and a current support member position provided by the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    Inventors: Bo-Wei Pan, Sheng-Hong Yang, Ping-Yi Hsieh, Jian-Jia Zeng, Tzyy-Ker Sue
  • Publication number: 20220164576
    Abstract: A surgical instrument inventory system, including a memory and a processor, is provided. The memory is configured to store a global identification module and a local identification module. The processor is coupled to the memory and is configured to input a surgical instrument image to the global identification module and the local identification module. The global identification module is configured to output multiple global image features corresponding to the surgical instrument image. The local identification module is configured to output multiple local image features corresponding to an instrument end image of the surgical instrument image. The processor determines a surgical instrument type of the surgical instrument image according to the multiple global image features and the multiple local image features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Sheng-Hong Yang, Bo-Wei Pan, Jian-Jia Tzeng
  • Publication number: 20220161438
    Abstract: An automatic control method of a mechanical arm and an automatic control system are provided. The automatic control method includes the following steps: obtaining a color image and depth information corresponding to the color image through a depth camera; performing image space cutting processing and image rotation processing according to the color image and the depth information to generate a plurality of depth images; inputting the depth images into an environmental image recognition module such that the environmental image recognition module outputs a displacement coordinate parameter; and outputting the displacement coordinate parameter to a mechanical arm control module such that the mechanical arm control module controls the mechanical arm to move according to the displacement coordinate parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Jian-Jia Tzeng, Sheng-Hong Yang, Bo-Wei Pan
  • Patent number: 11331723
    Abstract: A light metal joint filler is provided. The light metal joint filler is formed by uniformly mixing a solvent with a light metal powder and a silver powder, where a powder particle size of the light metal powder is on a micron scale, and a powder particle size of the silver powder is on a nanometer scale or a submicron scale. A metal joining method of the present disclosure includes: coating a joint of two to-be-joined light metal pieces with the light metal joint filler; and hot pressing the two to-be-joined light metal pieces, so that the silver powder is sintered and bonded with the light metal powder and surfaces of the two to-be-joined light metal pieces, and completing joining of the two to-be-joined light metal pieces after the silver powder is condensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    Inventors: Hung-Tao Chen, Chang-Shu Kuo, In-Gann Chen, Steve Lien-Chung Hsu, Chi-Wah Keong
  • Patent number: 11267129
    Abstract: An automatic positioning method and an automatic control device are provided. The automatic control device includes a processing unit, a memory unit, and a camera unit to automatically control a robotic arm. When the processing unit executes a positioning procedure, the camera unit obtains a first image of the robotic arm. The processing unit analyzes the first image to establish a three-dimensional working environment model and obtains first spatial positioning data. The processing unit controls the robotic arm to move a plurality of times to sequentially obtain a plurality of second images of the robotic arm by the camera unit and analyzes the second images and encoder information of the robotic arm to obtain second spatial positioning data. The processing unit determines whether an error parameter between the first spatial positioning data and the second spatial positioning data is less than a specification value to end the positioning procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Shi-Wei Lin, Chun-Ming Yang, Fu-I Chou, Wan-Shan Yin
  • Patent number: 11268167
    Abstract: A stirring device includes a stirring unit, a gas supplying unit, and a feeding unit. The stirring unit includes a drive mechanism and a shaft member. The shaft member includes a hollow rotary shaft coupled to be driven by the drive mechanism to rotate, and a stirring head coupled to rotate with the hollow rotary shaft. The gas supplying unit includes a gas supply, and a piping member fluidly communicating with the gas supply and the shaft member. The feeding unit includes a storage tank and a feeding tube fluidly communicating with the storage tank and the shaft member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    Inventors: Pei-Chun Hung, Shin-Hong Kuo
  • Patent number: 11267044
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a mold includes providing first information regarding a location of a shrinkage hole generated during hardening of a molten metal in a shell mold. Second information regarding a change in the location of the shrinkage hole in response to adjustment of a heat transfer rate of the shell mold is obtained. The heat transfer rate of the shell mold is adjusted to shift the shrinkage hole to a predetermined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    Inventors: Shin-Hong Kuo, Cheng-Bo Wu
  • Patent number: 11232689
    Abstract: The present invention provides a smoke detection method with visual depth, which uses an image camera and a depth camera to extract surrounding images and surrounding depth information. A vehicle is used to patrol an area, such as the area of a processing factory, for receiving the surrounding environment information and detecting existence of burning objects or smoke. Then a processor adopting the clustering algorithm is used to estimate the smoke distribution or the location of fire source of burning objects, and uses an alarm to provide alarm information. Thereby, the rescue crew can prepare in advance and respond immediately. By providing the correct information to the firemen in the fire scenes, the time to control the fire can be shortened and the time for evacuation can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Tsung-Han Lee, Jinn-Feng Jiang, Shih-Chun Hsu, Tsu-Kun Chang, Hung-Yuan Wei
  • Patent number: 11213884
    Abstract: A vacuum valve includes first and second blocks. The first block includes a base portion and a frustoconical guiding portion connected to the base portion and tapering away from the base portion to form a shoulder, and defines a discharging channel extending in the base portion and through the guiding portion, in spatial communication with ambient surroundings, and adapted to permit air to flow therethrough and into the ambient surroundings. The second block has an end surface cooperating with the shoulder to define an opening communicated spatially with the ambient surroundings, and an inner surface connected to the end surface and cooperating with the frustoconical guiding portion to define a spiral fluid channel therebetween. The spiral fluid channel is in spatial communication with the discharging channel and the opening, and is for introducing air into the discharging channel via the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    Inventors: Nai-Kuang Tang, Chih-Wei Lu, Wan-Yun Huang, Chien-Li Lai
  • Patent number: 11186920
    Abstract: An apparatus capable of local polishing and suitable for performing a plasma-electrolytic polishing process on an object is provided. The apparatus capable of local polishing includes a fixing seat, a motion mechanism, and a jet module connected to the motion mechanism and including an electrolyte communication port, a gas communication port, a power connection area, and a jet flow outlet. The jet flow outlet faces the fixing seat and is communicated with the electrolyte communication port and the gas communication port to be suitable for performing the plasma-electrolytic polishing process on the object fixed on the fixing seat. A plasma-electrolytic polishing system including an apparatus capable of local polishing is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Yu Kai Chen, Chun Wei Chen, Zhi-Wen Fan, You Lun Chen, Wen-Chieh Wu
  • Patent number: 11173561
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method for processing probe. Firstly, a clamping member of a rotation shaft is clamped with a workpiece, and then the workpiece is moved to a processed area by the rotation shaft. The workpiece is rotated by the rotation shaft, and an electrochemical process of the workpiece is performed under the rotation of the shaft and an electrolyte sprayed between the workpiece and the polished module. During the performing of the electrochemical process, it can be that the rotation shaft is moved a processing distance or the included angle of the polish module is changed, for a probe being accomplished from the workpiece. Thereby, the abrasion of the polish module is lower and the performance for processing the probe under the electrochemical process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Tzu-Hung Chen, Zhi-Wen Fan, Wen-Chieh Wu, Chun-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 11041767
    Abstract: A sensing device of pressure and temperature in a mold comprises: a housing communicating with a mold cavity, and including a channel and an accommodating space; a base on a bottom surface of the housing, and including a mesa on a top; a strut in the accommodating space, and a front end thereof extended into the channel and exposed to the mold cavity; a strain structure between the mesa and a back end of the strut, and located on the mesa; a strain gage on the strain structure to measure a deformation amount of the strain structure the mold cavity and transforming the deformation amount into deformation amount information; a temperature-sensing element in the strut to measure a temperature of the strut, and transforming the temperature into strut temperature information; and a processing unit to obtain the deformation amount information and the strut temperature information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    Inventors: Shuo-Ching Chen, Hsiu-An Tsai
  • Patent number: 11033599
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a Pennisetum extract, process for manufacturing the same, and uses thereof for inhibiting differentiation and/or activation of osteoclast, and prevention and/or treatment of osteoporosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    Inventors: Ren-Wei Su, Pei-Jung Lien, Yu-Ren Huang, Tz-Choung Chou
  • Publication number: 20210170463
    Abstract: An extrusion forming apparatus includes a mold disposed in a front open end of an extruding channel of a housing, a holding seat disposed in front of the front open end and partially extending into the extruding channel to abut the mold, and a vibrating source connected to the housing in abutment with the holding seat and controllable to apply an ultrasonic energy to the mold through the holding seat. An extrusion forming method is carried out by the extrusion forming apparatus. An extruded product is made by the extrusion forming method using the extrusion forming apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    Inventor: Shun-Yu SHAO
  • Patent number: 10939945
    Abstract: A minimally invasive bone fracture positioning device includes a sleeve, a movable unit, and a support. The sleeve includes an alignment portion located on a longitudinal axis of the sleeve. The movable unit includes a positioning portion. The positioning portion is located on the longitudinal axis and is spaced from the alignment portion. The movable unit is mounted in a radial direction of the sleeve. The movable unit is slideable relative to the sleeve along the longitudinal axis. A support is coupled to the sleeve and the movable unit. The movable unit is spaced from the sleeve by the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    Inventors: Yue-Jun Wang, Chih-Hao Chang, Shih-Hua Huang, Chih-Lung Lin, Tung-Lin Tsai, Chun-Chieh Tseng, Li-Wen Weng
  • Patent number: 10915718
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) positioning system comprises transceivers, positioning tags, processing units and a computing host. One or multiple positioning tags are attached to a target object being located. When the transceivers first generate and transmit transmission signals, one or multiple tag antennas in the positioning tag receive the transmission signals and transmit back modulated signals. The transceivers then receive and transmit the modulated signals to the processing units. The processing units are configured to obtain received signals, and calculate frequency differences based on the received signals and the transmission signals. The computing host calculates position coordinates of tag antennas based on the frequency differences, and then calculates the orientation of the target object being located according to the position coordinates of the tag antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    Inventors: Nai-Chun An, Yuan-Chih Lin, Hsiu-An Tsai, Shuo-Ching Chen, Chih-Lung Lin