Patents Assigned to National Applied Research Laboratories
  • Patent number: 9883115
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of determining a whole-scene image by using multiple image-capturing devices, and the method has two main features including non-contact formation digital image method and the parallax elimination process for captured images. The former feature uses a concyclic fitting calculation to easily determine the locations and orientations of the image-capturing devices, so as to achieve the objective of assisting in capturing the whole-scene image. The latter feature can effectively improve the image quality, so as to effectively solve the problems in conventional technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Chi-Hung Huang, Yung-Hsiang Chen, Wei-Chung Wang
  • Patent number: 9861975
    Abstract: A visible light response photocatalyst structure and a process for manufacturing the same are disclosed, where the structure is manufactured by the GRR for two times, so that the structure has a large surface area, high surface activity, being apt to get integrated with a silicon substrate and endurable to the environment, and further has the rapid and simple manufacturing characteristics without any additional energy required and has a high reproductively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Chun-Ting Lin, Ming-Hua Shiao, Mao-Nan Chang, Nien-Nan Chu, Chien-Nan Hsiao, Fan-Gang Tseng
  • Patent number: 9810523
    Abstract: A method for determining if a wire guide roller having a plurality of V-shaped grooves, each having a copper line thereon, arranged column-by-column on a periphery direction thereof is failed after slicing a plurality of wafers is disclosed. Based on the disclosed technical means, the efficacy may be achieved that a damage situation may be automatically examined and notified to maintain a yield in the slicing process in an online high speed environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Yu-Hsuan Lin, Chih-Chung Yang, Kuo-Cheng Huang, Tai-Shan Liao
  • Patent number: 9799195
    Abstract: An earthquake alarm broadcasting equipment for an earthquake detecting system includes a receiver for receiving a detection result from the earthquake detecting system, wherein the detection result at least indicates a level of earthquake intensity, a memory device for storing a trigger level, a use scenario set by a user and a contingency measure corresponding to the use scenario, a processor coupled to the receiver and the memory device for generating a control signal according to the detection result, the trigger level and the contingency measures, and a functional module coupled to the processor for broadcasting an earthquake alarm and the contingency measures to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Kung-Chun Lu, Hung-Wei Chiang, Shieh-Kung Huang, Pei-Yang Lin, Ting-Yu Hsu
  • Patent number: 9777499
    Abstract: A precast segment suitable for block-stacking concept is disclosed. The precast segment includes a first surface, an opposite second surface, plural through holes, and plural male-female connecting sets. The through holes extend from the first surface and toward the second surface to communicate between the first surface and the second surface. Each male-female connecting set includes a shear key and a joint hole, wherein the shear key protrudes from one of the first surface and the second surface to serve as a male connecting unit, and the joint hole is formed in the other of the first surface and the second surface to serve as a female connecting unit. Accordingly, the precast segments can be block-stacked by mortise-and-tenon joints to construct a bridge pier system. Compared to the conventional construction methodology, the present invention can enhance the efficiency of segment fabrication and avoid high prestress force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Yu-Chi Sung, Kuo-Chun Chang, Kuan-Chen Lin, Hsiao-Hui Hung, Chi-Rung Jiang, Ming-Chun Lai
  • Patent number: 9775577
    Abstract: A method for detecting bone structure includes allocating at least one bone portion from a bone image composed by pixels each including luminance value relating to bone structural parameter; aligning a major axis of principal axes of moment of inertia of the bone portion to a principal axis of Cartesian coordinate system; a cortical bone area of the bone portion intersecting at least one principal plane perpendicular to the principal axis, and each principal plane forming an outer and inner contour line of the cortical bone area; processing an analytic algorithm for the bone structural parameter; calculating distributed state of the bone structural parameter in each principal plane to obtain a distributed state of the bone structural parameter of the bone portion; and obtaining a distributed state of the bone structural parameter of the bone portion by assembling distributed state of the bone structural parameter of each bone portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Wei-Jeng Chang, Chia-Yang Sun, Charlie H. Chang, Huang-Wen Huang, Po-Ying Li, Ching-I Hsieh, Cheng-Wei Ku, Kuen-Long Tasi
  • Patent number: 9762897
    Abstract: A concentric circle adjusting apparatus for a multiple image capturing device is disclosed, where a first and second correction angles for correcting a first and second image capturing devices are respectively calculated by a control device according to a link length of a standard link, a first angle, a second angle, a first distance, and a second distance, respectively, so that a first and second platforms are controlled according to the first and second control commands to rotate the first and second image capturing device by the first and second correction angles, respectively, whereby the efficacy of an increased visible range and a rapid calibration may be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Chi-Hung Huang, Yung-Hsiang Chen, Wei-Chung Wang
  • Publication number: 20170252764
    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: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Chun-Ming Huang, Chen-Chia Chen, Chien-Ming Wu
  • Patent number: 9728075
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a distributed automatic notification method for abnormality in remote massive monitors. If a data stream is not available, a disconnect prompt stream is generated. The data stream is converted to a continuous video. Then, the continuous video is divided into a plurality of single-frame images along the time axis, and each single-frame image is divided into a plurality of image grids. A plurality of pixels are next selected from each image grid. According to a plurality of image parameter values corresponding to the plurality of pixels, a statistical value of image grid parameter is calculated. Then whether an image grid is monochromatic can be judged according to the statistical value of image grid parameter. When a plurality of continuous single-frame images are judged to be monochromatic single-frame images, the color of the monochromatic single-frame images can be further judged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Yun-Te Lin, Yung-Hsiang Huang, Sheng-Wen Wang, Jih-Sheng Chang, Yi-Hao Hsiao, Fang-Pang Lin
  • Patent number: 9720115
    Abstract: A method of multi-triggering includes calculating a specific distance according to a plurality of parameters, deploying a plurality of earthquake detectors used for detecting a vertical acceleration of a surface vibration of the earth, and determining whether an earthquake happens or not according to the plurality of earthquake detectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Hung-Wei Chiang, Pei-Yang Lin, Kung-Chun Lu, Shieh-Kung Huang, Ting-Yu Hsu
  • Patent number: 9709601
    Abstract: A conducted type current probe is provided herein and comprises a plurality of first resistors, at least one second resistor, a first connective port, and a second connective port. The first resistors are connected in parallel to form a resistor with 1? resistance value, and the resistance value of the second resistor is 49?. The first resistors and the second resistor are connected. The first connective port is connected with a test end of a test Integrated Circuit (IC), and the second connective port is connected with a test receiver by a coaxial cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Yin-Cheng Chang, Da-Chiang Chang
  • Patent number: 9702894
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a monolithic z-axis torsional CMOS MEMS accelerometer, it includes a matching frame, two anchors, a first comb structure, a second comb structure and a proof mass. With the implementation of the present invention, the capacitance sensitivity of Z+ direction and Z? direction sensing signals by the accelerometer can be improved. On the other hand, due to the feasibility of applying micromachining etch processes from the top side, the ease and the yield of production are both promoted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Sheng-Hsiang Tseng, Yi-Jen Wang, Hann-Huei Tsai, Ying-Zong Juang
  • Patent number: 9703058
    Abstract: The present invention provides a package framework for a photoelectric conversion module, in which a photoelectric device is mounted on a printed circuit board such as a rigid-flex PCB and a HDI (High Density Interconnect) PCB, and then is connected, via a flexible printed circuit board, to a traditional printed circuit board having a driver chip or a digital signal processing integrated circuit disposed thereon. The present invention can prevent signal transmission interference caused by using bond wire, and can also maintain the stability of mechanical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Chao-Ping Hsieh, Yin-Cheng Chang, Ta-Yeh Lin, Da-Chiang Chang
  • Publication number: 20170139314
    Abstract: A projector having a first end and a second end opposite to the first end includes an image source, a mirror and a first lens set. The image source is disposed at the first end, and projects lights of an image along a first direction. The mirror is disposed at the second end along the first direction. The first lens set is disposed between the image source and the mirror, and forms for the lights a common aperture located between the first lens set and the mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Jiun-Woei Huang, Shih-Feng Tseng, Wei-Cheng Lin, Lu-Hua Chen
  • Patent number: 9634769
    Abstract: A robust broadband ASE (amplified spontaneous emission) fiber light source device outputs a light beam which is little affected by temperature and radiation. The light source device is a single-pass backward or double-pass backward architecture, and has a coolerless pump laser and temperature compensated bandpass reflector. The light source device may have a high pass filtering element disposed between the wavelength division multiplexer thereof and the optical isolator thereof, so as to compensate the effect of the temperature to the mean wavelength of the light beam. The specific band of the temperature compensated bandpass reflector which reflects the light beam, and the band which the high pass filtering element transmits the light beam are within the band which the ASE unit amplifies the light beam, and the high pass filtering element mainly absorbs the light beam outside the specific band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Shien-Kuei Liaw, Ren-Young Liu, Hsiang Wang, Yen-Hung Lu
  • Patent number: 9618734
    Abstract: A common optical components exposer lens set having a single non-spherical surface, comprising a common optical element set, comprising a first, second, and third lens arranged sequentially; a spherical reflecting mirror, arranged below the third spherical lens; and a planar reflecting lens, comprising a first and second planar reflecting, inclinedly arranged above the first lens, so that an equi-multiplication exposer lens set is formed by the spherical mirror set, so as to impinge a pattern on an object onto a photosensitive surface. As such, a single non-spherical surface and overlapping assembly, composed of three lenses having the single non-spherical surface and a spherical reflecting lens and two planar reflecting lenses overlapping together, in which two optical material types are arranged with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Jiun-Woei Huang, Shih-Feng Tseng, Jer-Liang Andrew Yeh
  • Patent number: 9612875
    Abstract: The present invention provides an operational-task-oriented system and method for dynamically adjusting operational environment applicable to a computer cluster. Each operational node of the computer cluster has two or more operational systems installed. After receiving the operational task, the control node estimates the time required for completing different tasks requiring different operational systems by appropriate operational nodes and compares the estimated finish time and the assigned finish time for judging how to adjust the operating system running in the operational nodes. Thereby, the operational task can be completed in the assigned finish time. Another method is to use the control node to analyze the proportions of the tasks requiring different operational systems in an operational task and hence adjusts the operational system running in an operational node according to the proportion of requirement. Thereby, the operational task can be completed in the shortest time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Ming-Jen Wang, Chih-Wen Chang, Chuan-Lin Lai, Chia-Chen Kuo, Jiang-Siang Lian
  • Publication number: 20170089609
    Abstract: The ignition system includes a mini hydroelectric generator module connecting an inlet pipe for generating electricity by water flow passing through the inlet pipe and it; a power quality monitoring module electrically connecting the mini hydroelectric generator module for monitoring output electricity quality of the mini hydroelectric generator module and switching on/off the electricity; an ignitor electrically connecting the power quality monitoring module for receiving electricity from the power quality monitoring module to ignite; and an electronic valve electrically connecting the power quality monitoring module for receiving electricity from the power quality monitoring module to switch on/off a gas pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Tzi-Dar Chiueh, Chun-Ming Huang, Chen-Chia Chen, Chien-Ming Wu
  • Patent number: 9600880
    Abstract: A method and system for qualifying a surgical clip applier with surgical clips are proposed. After successive firing operations of the surgical clip applier, an image capture unit captures sampling images associated respectively with angularly equidistant radial recesses in a rotatable clip-receiving disk for receiving anything fired from the surgical clip applier. Upon determining that each sampling image contains an individual target image portion showing a single fired surgical clip, a processing unit verifies the qualification of the surgical clip applier based on a predetermined specification and characteristic parameters obtained respectively from the individual target image portions and associated respectively with the surgical clips, which are received respectively in the radial recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Han-Chao Chang, Min-Wei Hung, Yu-Hsuan Lin, Cheng-Ru Li
  • Patent number: 9594021
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for detecting transmittance of a trench. The trench is located on an infrared-transmittable material, which can be a wafer. The wafer is obtained after a ditching process. An image of the wafer is fetched. The contrast of the image is greatly enhanced. The contrast-enhanced image is used for automated analysis of the transmittance of the trench. Accuracy of detecting the transmittance is improved. Hence, the present invention uses a simple structure to detect transmittance defects of the trench for ensuring goodness of the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Chun-Fu Lin, Chun-Li Chang, Tai-Shan Liao, Hung-Ji Huang, Chi-Hung Huang