Patents Assigned to National Applied Research Laboratories
  • Patent number: 10217500
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an inductive spin-orbit torque device and the method for fabricating the same. The method comprises steps of depositing a two-dimensional thin film using chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and sputtering a ferromagnetic material on the thin film. The crystal structure of the two-dimensional thin film includes at least one lattice plane arranged asymmetrically. The thickness of the two-dimensional thin film includes at least one unit-cell layer. The sum of the at least one unit-cell layer is an odd number. By using the vertical magnetic torque generated by the two-dimensional thin film and the miniaturization in thickness, the device size and the fabrication costs may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Yann-Wen Lan, Qiming Shao, Guoqiang Yu, Kang-Lung Wang, Wen-Kuan Yeh
  • Patent number: 10216094
    Abstract: A support device for supporting a lens includes a support component. The support component includes a main body, a plurality of first support portions and a plurality of second support portions. Each of the plurality of first support portions is disposed on the main body, has a first support position thereon having a first height, and is configured to rigidly support the lens. Each of the plurality of second support portions is disposed on the main body, has a second support position thereon having a second height, and is configured to flexibly support the lens. When a configuration relationship between the support component and the lens becomes a decoupling relationship, the second height is larger than the first height. When the configuration relationship is changed to a coupling relationship, an absolute difference value between the first and the second heights is less than a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Wei-Jei Peng, Wei-Yao Hsu, Wen-Lung Lin, Cheng-Fang Ho, Chien-Yao Huang, Ching-Hsiang Kuo
  • Publication number: 20190056421
    Abstract: A system for analyzing velocity distribution of water flow includes a water outlet, a thermographic camera and a processing device. The water outlet is disposed above a water body for discharging sample water thereto, the sample water having a temperature higher than that of the water body. The thermographic camera is disposed above the water body for capturing first and second thermographic images of the water body at different time instances after the discharge of the sample water. The processing device calculates a flow velocity of the sample water in the water body based on the first and second thermographic images, and to analyze the velocity distribution of the water body according to the flow velocity of the sample water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventor: Shi-Wei Lo
  • Patent number: 10209161
    Abstract: A measuring method for an optical element for obtaining a plurality of measurement errors of the optical element is disclosed, which comprises steps of irradiating a laser ray to an overall portion of the optical element, wherein the optical element is supported as one of a horizontal state and a vertical state; rotating continuously the optical element with 360 degrees to reflect the laser ray to obtain a reflected light wavefront picture from the reflected laser ray; analyzing the reflected light wavefront picture to obtain a plurality of aberration characteristics information, respectively, each being one of a sine and a cosine wave functions of a wavefront error for each of the plurality of specified rotation angles; analyzing a plurality of interference factors each for the plurality of measurement errors on each of the plurality of aberration characteristics information, respectively; calculating and extracting a plurality of classified aberration characteristics information for each of the plurality of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Shenq-Tsong Chang, Wei-Cheng Lin, Ting-Ming Huang
  • Patent number: 10180374
    Abstract: A test device for testing a first contact lens classified as a specific type of contact lens is disclosed. The test device includes a light emitting unit and a detection unit. The light emitting unit emits a first incident light to the first contact lens to generate a first reflected light having a first light intensity, and the detection unit receives the first reflected light, in response to the first light intensity generates a first light intensity value, and implements a specific water content algorithm based on the first light intensity value to estimate an actual water content associated with the first contact lens, wherein the specific water content algorithm is constructed based on a water content reference data associated with the specific type of contact lens and a corresponding light intensity measurement data associated with the water content reference data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Yu-Hsuan Lin, Hsin-Yi Tsai, Kuo-Cheng Huang, Min-Wei Hung
  • Patent number: 10180509
    Abstract: An environment monitoring system is utilized for monitoring an environmental variation status of a riverbed, a lake floor, or a seabed. The environment monitor system includes a wire drawing device configured at a monitoring point for releasing and tightening a transmission wire; a fixing pipe laid between the monitoring point and a structure layer for containing the transmission wire; a plurality of vibration sensing devices respectively configured on the transmission wire for converting sensed vibration energy to a plurality of electric signals and transmitting the plurality of electric signals by the transmission wire; an analyzing device coupled with the wire drawing device and the transmission wire for obtaining a released length of the transmission wire by the wire drawing device and determining the environmental variation status according to the released length and the plurality of electric signals to perform monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Yung-Bin Lin, Yu-Sheng Lai, Meng-Huang Gu, Ho-Min Chang, Kuo-Chun Chang, Yuan-Chen Liao, Yung-Kang Wang, Mei-Yi Li, Cheng-San Wu, Wen-Kuan Yeh
  • Patent number: 10177523
    Abstract: An optical fiber apparatus and a method of recovering radiation-induced-attenuation (RIA) onto a rare-earth-doped optical fiber under irradiation are provided in this disclosure. A light source is coupled to a rare-earth doped optical fiber. The light source emits a combination of mode locked pulsed light and non-mode locked quasi-continuous-wave light. The mode locked pulsed light are used to recover RIA onto the rare-earth doped optical fiber in real time, and the non-mode locked light are used to pump the rare-earth doped optical fiber as a gain medium. Each pulsed duration of the mode locked pulsed light is much shorter than operation duration of the non-mode locked light, such that an instantaneous power of the mode locked pulsed light exceeds a saturated pumping power required for the rare-earth doped optical fiber, so as to effectively elevate the core temperature of rare-earth doped fiber to achieve a confined photo-annealed recovery of RIA onto rare-earth doped fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Sheng Hsiung Chang, Ren-Young Liu, Chii-Chang Chen, Chao-Yi Tai
  • Patent number: 10134735
    Abstract: A heterogeneously integrated semiconductor devices includes a base substrate; a Ge-containing film formed on the base substrate; a PMOSFET transistor having a first fin formed on the Ge-containing film; and a NMOSFET transistor having a second fin formed on the Ge-containing film; wherein the PMOSFET transistor and the NMOSFET transistor compose a CMOS transistor, and the first fin comprises Ge-containing material and the second fin comprises a Group III-V compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    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
  • Patent number: 10126472
    Abstract: A multi-band spectrum division device is provided, comprising: a first parabolic reflection mirror, planar multi-mirrors, an optical grating and a second parabolic mirror. The first parabolic mirror is configured to reduce the divergent angle of incident optical beam, and to generate a collimated optical beam. The planar multi-mirrors are configured to adjust the incident angles of collimated beam on the grating surface. The grating is configured to disperse the incident signals with multi-wavelengths. The second parabolic mirror is configured to focus the multi-wavelength signals on its focal plane. Besides, each of the planar multi-mirrors has different location and angle in this device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Jyh-Rou Sze, Po-Jui Chen, Chun-Fu Lin
  • Patent number: 10086559
    Abstract: A system for online monitoring powder-based 3D printing processes and method thereof are disclosed. A uniform light source having a single wavelength provided by the system is irradiated onto the powder layer before and after applied with glue. Intensities of such reflected images are obtained and subtracted from each other in an image process procedure. A difference obtained through the subtraction is compared with an original 3D model in a computer. If any defect is found such as being larger than a threshold value, the powder-based 3D printing processes will be terminated. Therefore, the technical effects of online printing processes monitoring, time saving and printing resources saving will be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Hsin-Yi Tsai, Min-Wei Hung, Kuo-Cheng Huang, Keng-Liang Ou, Ching-Ching Yang
  • Patent number: 10036704
    Abstract: A fluorescence intensity analyzing and fluorescence image synthesizing system and method are disclosed. The first fluorescence intensity detection device successively detects the plurality of first fluorescence intensities according to the first timing and the second fluorescence intensity detection device successively detects the plurality of second fluorescence intensities according to the second timing, and then the picture processing device analyzes the first and second timings and synthesizes the first and second fluorescence intensity ranges into the synthesized picture according to the fluorescence intensities, whereby the image processing technology may be used to calculate the fluorescence target range and thus mark the fluorescence target range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignees: National Taiwan University, National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Rui-Cian Weng, Min-Yu Lin, Chi-Hung Huang, Yen-Pei Lu, Wen-Shiang Chen, Chia-Wen Lo
  • Patent number: 10026620
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the growth of a native oxide layer on a surface of a silicon substrate. Deep ultraviolet (UV) light is irradiated to thereby effectively improve the quality of the native oxide layer. By improving the quality, the difficulty of the surface treatment of a cross-section sample for scanning capacitance microscopy (SCM) is improved. The life cycle and reliability of the sample are also improved with enhanced reproducibility for the measurement of SCM. Thus, the present invention provides an improved method and an apparatus using the same to prepare a cross-sectional sample for SCM. The feasibility and the concrete method for enhancing oxide layer quality on a silicon substrate surface by UV light irradiation under a humidity-controlled environment are established. The optimum parameters of irradiation time for n-type and p-type samples are made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Mao-Nan Chang, Tsung-Yu Chan, Chia-Yi Wu, Chun-Ting Lin, Ming-Hua Shiao
  • Patent number: 10002425
    Abstract: The method of segmenting single neuron images with high-dynamic-range thresholds of the present invention includes (a) preparing a biological tissue sample containing neurons and performing imaging to this sample to obtain a three-dimensional raw neuroimage; (b) deleting voxels in the three-dimensional raw neuroimage with signal intensities below a first signal intensity threshold to obtain a first thresholded image; (c) tracing the first thresholded image to obtain a first traced image; (d) calculating a structural importance score of every voxel in the first traced image to obtain a first structural importance score of every voxel; (e) gradually increasing the signal intensity threshold and repeating (b), (c) and (d) n?1 times; (f) summing up all the n structural importance scores of every voxel; (g) deleting voxels with summed structural importance score smaller than a pre-determined value from the raw image to obtain the segmented single neuron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignees: National Tsing Hua University, Tunghai University, National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Chi-Tin Shih, Nan-Yow Chen, Ann-Shyn Chiang
  • Publication number: 20180115192
    Abstract: An intelligent power socket system is disclosed. The system is composed of a control module, a switched electricity receptacle module, a switched USB module and a dimming receptacle module. Each module has a power plug and a power socket. The control module can receive control commands from a smartphone by a user. The other three functional modules can be controlled by the control module through power line communication (PLC). The modules may be located at different places within an electricity supply division so that they can communicate through the power lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Yi-Bing Lin, Chun-Ming Huang, Gang-Neng Sung, Chien-Ming Wu
  • Patent number: 9945667
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sensing system and a sensing method using the same. The sensing system includes at least one tested unit and an optical fiber measuring unit. The tested unit includes a container, a strain arm and a float. The container can be filled with a fluid, and the strain arm is connected with the float and combined with a measuring portion of the optical fiber measuring unit. When the container is disposed on a body of interest, the surface inclination or settlement of the body of interest would cause changes of buoyant force on the floating element and induce bending deformation of the strain arm. Accordingly, the surface deformation of the body of interest can be determined by detecting the bending deformation of the strain arm using the measuring portion combined with the strain arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Lu-Sheng Li, Kuo-Chun Chang, Fang-Yao Yeh, Ting-Yuan Huang
  • Patent number: 9943869
    Abstract: The showerhead includes a main body; a power generator disposed in the main body; a power monitor module, disposed in the main body, electrically connected to the power generator, and configured for monitoring quality of power from the power generator and switching on/off power supply of the power generator; and a control module, disposed in the main body, electrically connected to the power monitor module, and configured for controlling functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Chun-Ming Huang, Chen-Chia Chen, Chien-Ming Wu
  • Patent number: 9901917
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and designs of enclosed-channel reactor system for manufacturing catalysts or supports. Both of the configuration designs force the gaseous precursors and purge gas flow through the channel surface of reactor. The precursors will transform to thin film or particle catalysts or supports under adequate reaction temperature, working pressure and gas concentration. The reactor body is either sealed or enclosed for isolation from atmosphere. Another method using super ALD cycles is also proposed to grow alloy catalysts or supports with controllable concentration. The catalysts prepared by the method and system in the present invention are noble metals, such as platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium and osmium, or transition metals such as iron, silver, cobalt, nickel and tin, while supports are silicon oxide, aluminum oxide, zirconium oxide, cerium oxide or magnesium oxide, or refractory metals, which can be chromium, molybdenum, tungsten or tantalum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Chi-Chung Kei, Bo-Heng Liu, Chien-Pao Lin, Chien-Nan Hsiao, Yang-Chih Hsueh, Tsong-Pyng Perng
  • Patent number: 9904253
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for measuring an elapsed time from a starting signal to an ending signal in a time-to-digital converter. Primarily, the invention calculates an amount of complete cycles from the starting signal to a starting edge of a next clock cycle or the next Nth clock cycle (N is a natural number great than one) after the clock cycle corresponding to the ending signal. The amount is multiplied by a cycle time of the coarse clock to obtain a coarse time value. A time residue is calculated from the ending signal to the starting edge. Finally, the time residue is subtracted from the coarse time value to obtain a required time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Terng-Yin Hsu, Chi-Hsu Chen, Jung-Chin Lai, Hsiang-Ming Yen
  • Patent number: 9905547
    Abstract: A chipset with light energy harvester, includes a substrate, a functional element layer, and a light energy harvesting layer, both are stacked vertically on the substrate, and an interconnects connected between the functional element layer and the light energy harvesting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Chang-Hong Shen, Jia-Min Shieh, Wen-Hsien Huang, Tsung-Ta Wu, Chih-Chao Yang, Tung-Ying Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9891533
    Abstract: A conjugate common light path lithography lens set includes a first, second, third, and fourth spherical mirrors, arranged sequentially, a spherical reflecting mirror arranged below the fourth spherical mirror, a first and second planar reflecting mirrors, inclinedly arranged above the first spherical mirror, so that a conjugate telecentric component pattern is formed to maintain an pattern of an object to have a non-deformed pattern after experiencing these optical components. As such, the omni-spherical mirror set and two kinds of optical material are mutually arranged to form the novel conjugate common light path lithography lens set. This may further achieve the function of the lithography lens, and have a direct effect on the manufacturing cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Jiun-Woei Huang, Shih-Feng Tseng, Jer-Liang Yeh