Patents Assigned to National Taiwan University
  • Publication number: 20220028298
    Abstract: A pronunciation teaching method is provided. A service account is provided in a social communication program to provide a pronunciation teaching program. The service account provides guidance information to a user account which inputs the guidance information by voice input and directly transmits the guidance information to the service account by a text to be evaluated converted by a voice input engine. The service account provides an evaluation result to a corresponding user account according to the text to be evaluated. The social communication program provides the reception and transmission of text messages. The guidance information is texts provided for users to pronounce. The evaluation results are related to the difference between the guidance information and the text to be evaluated. Accordingly, the pronunciation defects of users can be effectively detected. Curative pronunciation exercises can be arranged specifically to improve the pronunciation accuracy of users and the efficiency of voice input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
    Inventor: Chyi-Yeu Lin
  • Publication number: 20220014098
    Abstract: A switched-capacitor DC-DC voltage converter and a control method thereof. The switched-capacitor DC-DC voltage converter comprises at least one switch array, comprising a capacitor and at least one switch group, wherein the switch group comprises a plurality of power switches connected to one another in parallel, and one end of the capacitor is electrically connected to the switch group; and a control circuit, converting an input control signal into a control signal set, and outputting the control signal set to the switch group, and the control signal set comprises a plurality of control signals with phase delayed sequentially and the duty cycle reduced sequentially.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: National Taiwan University
    Inventors: Fu-Yan Xie, Bing-Chen Wu, Tsung-Te Liu
  • Publication number: 20220002148
    Abstract: A surface monitoring device is for monitoring a contact surface of a detected object. The surface monitoring device and the detected object are disposed on a substrate. The surface monitoring device includes a resonant mechanical part, having a contact tip adjacent to the contact surface by a preset gap in a static state. A driving circuit, applying an AC input signal to drive the resonant mechanical part to cause the contact tip to vibrate with respect to the contact surface at a plurality of sampling frequencies. The contact tip substantially hits the contact surface in a tapping bandwidth within the sampling frequencies. An analysis circuit to analyze a ratio of an output voltage to an input voltage of the input signal and determine the tapping bandwidth, wherein the ratio in the tapping bandwidth is jumping to a flatten phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: National Taiwan University
    Inventors: Wei-Chang Li, Chun-Pu Tsai, Hsuan-Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 11217894
    Abstract: A antenna structure including a reflector, a horizontally polarized antenna and a vertically polarized antenna on the front side of reflector, wherein the horizontally polarized antenna is made up of a pair of dipoles, each said dipole includes a positive ground member and a negative ground member overlapping each other, while the vertically polarized antenna is made of a upper ground member and a lower ground member overlapping each other, and the upper ground member is above the upper dipole and the lower ground member is below the lower dipole, and a first signal source and a second signal source extend from the back side of the reflector to the front side to excite the horizontally polarized antenna and the vertically polarized antenna, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignees: CYNTEC CO., LTD., National Taiwan University
    Inventors: Sheng-Ju Chou, Hsi-Tseng Chou, Ping-Chang Huang
  • Patent number: 11214774
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a PINK1-C-terminal domain (PINK1-CTD) polypeptide that binds to ERBB tyrosine kinase domain (ERBB-TKD) and therefore impedes ERBB from dimerization and activation. The PINK1-CTD polypeptide inhibits, prevents and/or treats ERBB-expressing cancers. The disclosure demonstrates the anti-tumor function of the PINK1-CTD, which provides a new direction for ERBB-expressing cancer therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignees: National Taiwan University, Academia Sinica
    Inventors: Pan-Chyr Yang, Pei-Ying Lin, Bo-Tsang Huang
  • Patent number: 11218219
    Abstract: A bidirectional optical wireless transmission system which at least includes one or more optical nodes and terminals is proposed. While the optical node is composed of an optical transmitter, a first optical receiver and a beam collimator; a spatial light modulator, a passive retroreflector and a second optical receiver are employed by the optical terminal to receive the modulated and unmodulated incident beams, which were transmitted from the optical node simultaneously. In the optical terminal, the modulated incident beams are received by the second receiver and the unmodulated incident beams are reflected and through the spatial light modulator in order to be modulated by the spatial light modulator. These modulated reflected beams from spatial light modulator are returned to the optical node through the optical path parallel to the incident beams and received by the first optical receiver within the optical node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hsi-Hsir Chou, Wei-Ta Huang
  • Patent number: 11202854
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are disintegrin variants, and methods for suppressing or inhibiting platelet aggregation in a subject in need thereof. The method includes administering to the subject in need thereof an effective amount of the present disintegrin variant to alleviate or ameliorate symptoms associated with diseases, disorders, and/or conditions resulted from platelet aggregation. According to preferred embodiments, the present disintegrin variant is applied as a coating on an implantable device, such as a stent or a catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignees: NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY, DCB-USA LLC
    Inventors: Tur-Fu Huang, Yu-Ju Kuo, Woei-Jer Chuang
  • Publication number: 20210390323
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method for document segmentation are provided. The method includes: obtaining a first feature map and a second feature map corresponding to an original document; performing a first upsampling on the second feature map to generate a third feature map; concatenating the first feature map and the third feature map to generate a fourth feature map; inputting the fourth feature map to a first inverted residual block (IRB) and performing a first atrous convolution operation based on a first dilation rate to generate a fifth feature map; inputting the fourth feature map to a second IRB and performing a second atrous convolution operation based on a second dilation rate to generate a sixth feature map; concatenating the fifth feature map and the sixth feature map to generate a seventh feature map; performing a convolution operation on the seventh feature map to generate a segmented document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Jing-Ming Guo, Li-Ying Chang
  • Publication number: 20210392747
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a circuit substrate and a method for manufacturing the same. The circuit substrate includes a wiring and a substrate having a base region and a circuit region. The base region having a first pattern is constituted by a first thermoplastic material. The circuit region having a second pattern is constituted by a second thermoplastic material. The first pattern has a portion opposite to the second pattern. The wiring is formed on the circuit region along the second pattern. The first thermoplastic material is different from the second thermoplastic material, and the second thermoplastic material includes a catalyst particle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Chen-Hao Wang, Hsueh-Yu Chen, Guan-Cheng Tong
  • Patent number: 11201055
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes forming a semiconductor layer on a substrate, forming a high-? dielectric layer directly on the semiconductor layer as formed, and annealing the semiconductor layer, the high-dielectric layer, and the substrate. The semiconductor layer is a Group III-V compound semiconductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignees: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chien-Hua Fu, Keng-Yung Lin, Yen-Hsun Lin, Kuanhsiung Chen, Juei-Nai Kwo, Minghwei Hong
  • Publication number: 20210384315
    Abstract: A method includes forming source/drain regions in a semiconductor substrate; depositing a zirconium-containing oxide layer over a channel region in the semiconductor substrate and between the source/drain region; forming a titanium oxide layer in contact with the zirconium-containing oxide layer; forming a top electrode over the zirconium-containing oxide layer, wherein no annealing is performed after depositing the zirconium-containing oxide layer and prior to forming the top electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicants: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Miin-Jang CHEN, Sheng-Han YI, Chen-Hsuan LU
  • Patent number: 11195835
    Abstract: A memory device includes a memory cell, a writing transistor, and a reading transistor. The memory cell includes a semiconductor substrate, a tunneling layer, a storage layer, a first electrode, a second electrode, and a third electrode. The tunneling layer is over the semiconductor substrate. The storage layer is on the tunneling layer. The first electrode is on the storage layer. The second electrode is on the tunneling layer. The storage layer has a sidewall facing the second electrode. The third electrode is spaced apart from the second electrode. The writing transistor is electrically connected to the first electrode of the memory cell. The reading transistor is electrically connected to the second electrode of the memory cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignees: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jenn-Gwo Hwu, Bo-Jyun Chen, Kuan-Wun Lin
  • Patent number: 11193060
    Abstract: Provided is a method for synthesizing a perovskite quantum dot film, including: preparing a cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) solution, wherein the CNC solution includes a plurality of CNCs with sulfate groups; preparing a precursor solution; mixing the CNC solution and the precursor solution to form a mixed solution; and filtering and drying the mixed solution to form a perovskite quantum dot film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignees: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, NATIONAL TAIWAN NORMAL UNIVERSITY, National Taiwan University
    Inventors: Chih-Hao Chiang, Ting-You Li, Meng-Lin Tsai, Ya-Ju Lee, Hsiang-Chieh Lee
  • Publication number: 20210366916
    Abstract: A device includes a first semiconductor fin, a second semiconductor fin, first source/drain features, second source/drain features, a first gate structure, a second gate structure, a first vertical-gate-all-around (VGAA) transistor, and a second VGAA transistor. The first semiconductor fin and the second semiconductor fin are adjacent to each other. The first source/drain features are on opposite sides of the first semiconductor fin. The second source/drain features are on opposite sides of the second semiconductor fin. The first gate structure is over the first semiconductor fin. The second gate structure is over the second semiconductor fin. The first VGAA transistor is over one of the first source/drain features. The second VGAA transistor is over one of the second source/drain features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicants: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hung-Yu YE, Chung-Yi LIN, Yun-Ju PAN, Chee-Wee LIU
  • Publication number: 20210367885
    Abstract: An anomaly flow detection device and an anomaly flow detection method thereof are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: National Taiwan University
    Inventors: Phone Lin, Xin-Xue Lin, En-Hau Yeh, Chia-Peng Lee, Char-Dir Chung
  • Patent number: 11180789
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for bioconversion of mogroside extracts into siamenoside I, comprising: using (1) DbExg1 protein or (2) a microorganism expressing the DbExg1 protein to contact or to cultivate with the mogroside extracts. The present invention can convert the mogroside extracts into siamenoside I, which has a higher sweetening power and better taste than other mogrosides. The method of the present invention uses a microorganism expressing the responsible enzyme, DbExg1, which was identified as a mediator of mogroside V conversion into siamenoside I in the present invention, so that siamenoside I was preferentially produced. Thus, the use of the method of the present invention provides a feasible approach to produce large quantities of the natural sweetener, siamenoside I, which can then be applied in several industries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yi-Chen Lo, Ting-Jang Lu, Reuben Wang
  • Patent number: 11175183
    Abstract: The present invention provides a spectral imaging device characterized in that N images are captured with ambient light, and spectra can be obtained from the captured N images for spectral analysis. In particular, a filter device is employed to divide a spectral range of the ambient light into N spectral bands, and each capture corresponds to one spectral band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: National Taiwan University
    Inventors: Ching-Fuh Lin, Ta-Jung Lin
  • Patent number: 11177430
    Abstract: A magnetoresistive memory device includes a memory stack, a spin-orbit-torque (SOT) layer, and a free layer. The memory stack includes a pinned layer and a reference layer over the pinned layer. The SOT layer is spaced apart from the memory stack. The free layer is over the memory stack and the SOT layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignees: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ya-Jui Tsou, Zong-You Luo, Chee-Wee Liu, Shao-Yu Lin, Liang-Chor Chung, Chih-Lin Wang
  • Patent number: 11177633
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a device for generating terahertz radiation includes forming a distributed feedback laser epitaxy module; etching the distribution feedback laser epitaxy module corresponding to a first window to a predetermined depth; forming an indium gallium arsenide epitaxy layer above the distributed feedback laser epitaxy module corresponding to the first window; etching out the indium gallium arsenide epitaxy layer corresponding to a second window to expose the distributed feedback epitaxy module corresponding to the second window; forming a first electrode, a grating, and an antenna above an upper surface of the distributed feedback laser epitaxy module, an upper surface of the indium gallium arsenide epitaxy layer, and the distributed feedback laser epitaxy module corresponding to the second window, respectively; forming a second electrode above a lower surface of the distributed feedback laser epitaxy module; and forming two metal wires between the grating and the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: National Taiwan University
    Inventors: Chao-Hsin Wu, Shih-Kun Lin, Hsi-Han Chen
  • Patent number: 11171561
    Abstract: A transformer includes a magnetic core, a primary side winding and a plurality of secondary side windings. The magnetic core includes a first outer column, a second outer column, an upper cover and a lower cover. The first outer column and the second outer column are disposed between the upper cover and the lower cover. The primary side winding is disposed on the first outer column and the second outer column, and the plurality of secondary side windings are disposed on the first outer column and the second outer column. Each of the secondary windings has one end passing through a region between the first outer column and the second outer column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Yu-Chen Liu, Chen Chen, De-Jia Lu, Yong-Long Syu, Kai-De Chen, Ching-Chia Chen, Katherine Ann Kim, Huang-Jen Chiu