Patents Assigned to National Applied Research Laboratories
  • Patent number: 11022707
    Abstract: A method of determining an earthquake event for an earthquake detecting system includes retrieving at least one initial wave characteristic related to each earthquake data among a plurality of earthquake data; utilizing a support vector classification (SVC) method to establish an earthquake determination model according to the initial wave characteristic; and determining whether new earthquake data belong to an earthquake event or a non-earthquake event according to the earthquake determination model when the new earthquake data are received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Ting-Yu Hsu, Rih-Teng Wu, Shyu-Yu Wu, Pei-Yang Lin, Shieh-Kung Huang, Hung-Wei Chiang, Kung-Chun Lu, Kuo-Chun Chang
  • Patent number: 10943090
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for tracking face in a video, comprising steps of taking an image sample from a video; extracting and storing a target face feature according to the image sample; dividing the video into one or more scene; and labeling one or more face matching the target face feature. Accordingly, an actor's facial expression and motion can be extracted with ease and used as training materials or subject matters for discussion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Chia-Chen Kuo, Chih-Yang Lin, Shang-Ming Wang, Wen-Jung Huang
  • Patent number: 10942456
    Abstract: An ultraviolet (UV) light source is provided. The device uses a high-uniformity diode array. A lens unit of collimated illumination lenses is used. A light source of UV light-emitting diode (UVLED) array is formed and passes through the lens unit to uniformly distribute the light source and obtain a collimated light. The present invention comprises a light source of UVLED array; a collimated illumination lens unit; and a substrate. The construction is simple. The present invention can be applied in the lithography of a semiconductor. The lithography forms contact lines of widths not greater than 3 microns (?m); soft-contact lines of widths of 3˜30 ?m; and short-spaced lines of widths of 30˜200 ?m. The present invention avoids the mask from contact wear-out for multiple uses, and further reduces the replacement rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Jiun-Woei Huang, Min-Wei Hung, Kuo-Cheng Huang
  • Patent number: 10928247
    Abstract: A system for detecting an illuminance of the present invention includes a light source, a light sensor, and a signal output module. The light source includes a first A light-emitting diode, the first A light-emitting diode having a first color light; and the light source emits a first ray of light. The light sensor has a sensing face; the light sensor includes a first B light-emitting diode disposed on the sensing face, the first B light-emitting diode having the first color light; and the light sensor receives at least a portion of the first ray of light and generates a first sensing voltage. The signal output module is coupled to the light sensor to receive the first sensing voltage and output a sensing result signal according to the first sensing voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Fang-Ci Su, Hsin-Yi Tsai, Min-Wei Hung, Yi-Cheng Lin, Kuo-Cheng Huang, Hsin-Su Yu, Chiou-Lian Lai, Chung-Yao Hsu, Chao-Hung Cheng, Li-Wei Kuo
  • Patent number: 10920746
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a power generating system utilizing current around a structural body. The power generating system is disposed in a flow field, wherein the streams of the flow field flow along a main fluid flow direction. The power generating system comprises a supporting device and a power generating device. The supporting device comprises a supporting body, wherein at least one of a stream-facing region, a side-stream region, and a vortex region is defined on the supporting body. The power generating device comprises at least one power generating unit and a power storage unit, wherein the power generating unit is disposed in at least one of the stream-facing region, the side-stream region, and the vortex region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Yung-Bin Lin, Kuo-Chun Chang, Jihn-Sung Lai, Yuan-Shiang Tsai, Chi-Heng Chiang, Ping-Hsun Huang
  • Patent number: 10914855
    Abstract: A geomorphological structure monitoring system is disclosed, which comprises a supporting base having an accommodating space and a plurality of through holes, and at least a portion of the supporting base is embedded under a ground; a plurality of sensing devices arranged in the accommodating space vertically and embedded under the ground, the sensing devices may generate a sensing signal when the sensing devices are exposed from the ground due to the structural change of the ground; a signal processing device receiving and processing the sensing signal; and a transmission device connecting the sensing devices in series and the signal processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Yung-Bin Lin, Tai-Shan Liao, Kuo-Chun Chang
  • Patent number: 10914805
    Abstract: A signal error calibrating method is disclosed herein and includes following steps: filtering an error voltage in a sensor by a low pass filter in a calibration mode; converting the offset voltage to be a digital offset signal by an analog digital signal converter; converting the digital offset signal to be an offset calibrating signal by a digital analog signal converter; transmitting the offset calibrating signal to an input end of the sensor so as to offset an error voltage at the input end of the sensor. After calibrating the error voltage, the analog digital converter in the error calibrating circuit can be used for the need of signal output and the low pass filter is turned off at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Chih-Yuan Yeh, Po-Chang Wu, Hann-Huei Tsai, Ying-Zong Juang
  • Patent number: 10912499
    Abstract: The present invention provides a detecting apparatus based on image for detecting blood glucose concentration and method thereof. The detecting apparatus comprising a lighting device, an image capture device, a thermal imager and an operating device. The lighting device including a first wavelength of light source and a second wavelength of light source, configured to illuminate skin. The image capture device disposed above the lighting device, configured to capture a first image and a second image corresponding to the first wavelength of light source and the second wavelength of light source illuminated on the skin respectively. The thermal imager is configured to detect temperature of the skin. The operating device is connected to the lighting device, the image capture device and the thermal imager, configured to calculate blood glucose concentration according to the first image, the second image and the temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Hsin-Yi Tsai, Kuo-Cheng Huang, Ching-Ching Yang, Tzu-Ting Wei
  • Patent number: 10912948
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composite intelligent biological phototherapy device including a base structure, a plurality of white light fluorescent tubes arranged side by side on the base structure, a plurality of LEDs disposed between the white light fluorescent tubes, a housing having an opening and configured to accommodate the base structure and the white light fluorescent tubes and the LEDs thereon, a light-transmittable plate disposed on the housing corresponding to the opening, and an control module configured to respectively control the white light fluorescent tubes and the LEDs. The base structure includes a plurality of sections, and each of the sections has a first surface facing the light-transmittable plate. The white light fluorescent tubes and the LEDs are provided on the first surfaces, and the sections are bent relative to each other so an angle between the first surfaces of adjacent sections is less than 180 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Yi-Cheng Lin, Hsin-Yi Tsai, Min-Wei Hung, Kuo-Cheng Huang, Hsin-Su Yu, Chiou-Lian Lai, Chung-Yao Hsu, Chao-Hung Cheng, Li-Wei Kuo, Hung-Che Chiang, Chih-Yi Yang
  • Publication number: 20200371373
    Abstract: A Focal Plane Assembly (FPA) of a remote sensing satellite for receiving a focal plane image provided by an optical lens, comprises a sub-pixel shifting field separator, a first linear image sensor, and a second linear image sensor. The field separator split the focal plane image up into a first half focal plane image and a second half focal plane image, the first linear image sensor, located at an edge of a half focal plane, receives the first half focal plane image to generate a first image, the second linear image sensor, located at an edge of another half focal plane, receives the second half focal plane image to generate a second image, wherein a sub-pixel shifting relation is between the first image and the second image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Jer Ling, Ming-Yuan Yeh
  • Patent number: 10832054
    Abstract: A guidance seeking device for a satellite and a method of enhancing the performance of the same. The device includes a seeking device, at least one image-capturing device and a processing device. The seeking device and the at least one image-capturing device are for capturing an image to produce an image data. The processing device is configured to analyze the image data to determine a target and/or an obstacle therein, to produce an image-capturing path according to the target and/or the obstacle in the image data, and to produce a control signal to control the at least one image-capturing device to capture an image corresponding to one part of the image-capturing path. The method includes a seeking step, an analyzing step, a determination step and a controlling step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Pei Hsuan Wu, Jer Ling, Po-Yen Huang
  • Patent number: 10803603
    Abstract: Disclosures of the present invention describe a moving object detection system and method, wherein a pre-processer module, a feature extraction module, an image optical flow estimation module, a feature points grouping module, and a moving object determination module are provided in a controlling and processing module of the system by a form of library, variables, or operands. Moreover, a feature difference calculation unit, a matrix establishing unit and a corner feature point acquiring unit are provided in the feature extraction module, and that is helpful for enhancing computing speed of the controlling and processing device in verifying corner feature points from image frames. Therefore, after the corner feature points are applied with a cluster labeling process, the moving object determination module can achieve motion detection of at least one object locating in a monitoring area by determining whether corner feature point groups move or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Pei-Jun Lee, Zheng-Kai Chiu, Kuang-Zhe Liu, Chia-Ray Chen, Hsin-Chia Lin
  • Patent number: 10786326
    Abstract: A surgical image pickup system utilizes an adjustable lens set and a complex lens set to change the direction of the incident light emitted from the light source and the position of the surgical site on which the incident light projects. The eyepiece and the sensor have the same field of view and the same optical axis such that first image generated by the sensor and a second image generated by the eyepiece are the same. The sensor transmits the first image to the external display for display by wireless communication. By means of the foregoing configuration, the second image which doctor utilizes the eyepiece to see and the first image which the external display displays are the same, thereby facilitating the operation of surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Rui-Cian Weng, Yih-Sharng Chen, Te-I Chang, Chi-Hung Huang, Yen-Pei Lu, Yen-Song Chen, Kuan-Yin Yu
  • Patent number: 10768414
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a lens device suitable for the large-diameter lenses (with diameter ?100 mm) of a vertical setup, and its adjustment method. The aberration caused by the self-gravity of lenses and the deformation generated by the clamping stress of the fixing device is compensated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Cheng-Fang Ho, Wei-Jie Peng, Wei-Yao Hsu
  • Patent number: 10727231
    Abstract: A heterogeneously integrated semiconductor device includes a substrate comprising a first material; a recess formed within the substrate and having a bottom portion with a first width, a top portion with a second width and a middle portion with a third width larger than the first width and the second width; and a first semiconductor layer filled in the bottom portion and including a second material different from the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: National Applied Research Laboratories, EPISTAR Corporation
    Inventors: Shih-Pang Chang, Guang-Li Luo, Szu-Hung Chen, Wen-Kuan Yeh, Jen-Inn Chyi, Meng-Yang Chen, Rong-Ren Lee, Shih-Chang Lee, Ta-Cheng Hsu
  • Publication number: 20200178878
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for swallow safety monitoring and a device thereof, which can monitor eating safety in real-time. By means of the real-time records of fundamental breath sound, the feeding safety for patients or weakness persons with dysphagia can be real-timely monitored and alarmed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventors: HUNG-MIN SUN, TZU-I TSENG, SHU-HUI HUNG
  • Patent number: 10670109
    Abstract: The vertical vibration isolation system of the present invention includes a bearing base, a guide rail assembly and a plurality of buckling elements. The bearing base has an upper platform that can move along a vertical direction. The guide rail assembly surrounds the bearing base and has a plurality of arc-shaped sliding channels. The top portion of each buckling element can move with the upper platform, while the bottom portion of each buckling element is slidably connected to the corresponding arc-shaped sliding channel. The vertical displacement of the upper platform would cause different degrees of buckling of the buckling elements and also induces sliding motion of the bottom portion of the buckling elements along the arc-shaped sliding channels. Accordingly, the vertical vibration isolation system can provide nonlinear restoring force by buckling and sliding mechanisms so as to exhibit vertical vibration isolation effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Chia-ming Chang, Cho-Yen Yang, Shieh-Kung Huang, Chen-Hao Hsu
  • Patent number: 10656129
    Abstract: The present invention provides a miniature gas sensor, which comprises a gas sensor chip. The gas sensor chip includes a hollow structure on the back. An insulating layer is disposed below the sensing material. A miniature heating device is disposed surrounding the sensing material. The sensing material is adhered to the sensing electrodes. The sensing material includes two metal oxide semiconductors or a compound structure of the sensing layer having a metal oxide semiconductor and a reaction layer with a rough surface. An interface layer is sandwiched between the two metal oxide layers for increasing the efficiency in sensing gas. The gas sensor according to the present invention can be implemented on silicon substrate with hollow structures. In addition, the size of the chip can be miniaturized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Ting-Jen Hsueh, Yu-Jen Hsiao, Yu-Te Lin, Yen-Hsi Li, Yung-Hsiang Chen, Jia-Min Shieh
  • Patent number: 10655704
    Abstract: The geometrically nonlinear isolation system of the present invention includes a bearing platform, an isolator and a damper. The isolator is connected with the bearing platform and used for providing resilience against horizontal relative displacement between the bearing platform and the isolator. The damper is pin-jointed to the bearing platform and has an axis orthogonal or oblique to the horizontal direction. Accordingly, when the bearing platform and the isolator move with respect to each other along the horizontal direction, the angle between the axis of the damper and the horizontal direction would change with the horizontal displacement, and the damper provides damping force along a direction parallel to the axis of the damper so as to enhance horizontal vibration isolation effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Chia-Ming Chang, Shieh-Kung Huang, Cho-Yen Yang
  • Patent number: 10656184
    Abstract: A signal process circuit includes a signal modulation unit, a first resistor, a second resistor, a first discharge unit, a second discharge unit and a discharge detection unit. The signal modulation unit is used to modulate an input signal for generating a modulated signal. The first resistor is coupled between the signal modulation unit and an operation node. The second resistor is coupled between the operation node and the signal modulation unit. The first discharge unit is coupled to the signal modulation unit. The discharge unit is coupled to the signal modulation unit. The discharge detection unit is coupled to the first discharge unit, the operation node and the second discharge unit for detecting an output common voltage and control a discharge path accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Ying-Zong Juang, Hann-Huei Tsai, Po-Chang Wu, Yu-Chen Liu, Chih-Yuan Yeh