Patents Assigned to National Tsing Hua University
  • Patent number: 11957817
    Abstract: A method for degrading an organism includes steps as follows. A composite structure is provided, wherein the composite structure includes a degradation activity donor and a supporter. The degradation activity donor has a piezoelectric property. The supporter carries the degradation activity donor, wherein the degradation activity donor is completely or partially covered by the supporter. A contacting step is conducted, wherein the composite structure is contacted with a medium. The medium includes at least one organism and water. A degrading step is conducted, wherein a mechanical perturbation is generated in the medium to polarize the degradation activity donor, and a separation of an electron-hole pair is generated for degrading the organism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jyh-Ming Wu, Srinivaas Masimukku
  • Publication number: 20240112912
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes the following steps. A photoresist layer is formed over a material layer on a substrate. The photoresist layer has a composition including a solvent and a first photo-active compound dissolved in the solvent. The first photo-active compound is represented by the following formula (Al) or formula (A2): Zr12O8(OH)14(RCO2)18??Formula (A1); or Hf6O4(OH)6(RCO2)10??Formula (A2). R in the formula (A1) and R in the formula (A2) each include one of the following formulae (1) to (6): The photoresist layer is patterned. The material layer is etched using the photoresist layer as an etch mask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicants: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD., NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jui-Hsiung LIU, Yu-Fang TSENG, Pin-Chia LIAO, Burn Jeng LIN, Tsai-Sheng GAU, Po-Hsiung CHEN, Po-Wen CHIU
  • Publication number: 20240111210
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes the following steps. A photoresist layer is formed over a material layer on a substrate. The photoresist layer has a composition including a solvent and a first photo-active compound dissolved in the solvent. The first photo-active compound is represented by the following formula (A1) or formula (A2): Zr12O8(OH)14(RCO2)18 ??Formula (A1); or Hf6O4(OH)6(RCO2)10 ??Formula (A2). R in the formula (A1) and R in the formula (A2) each include one of the following formulae (1) to (6): The photoresist layer is patterned. The material layer is etched using the photoresist layer as an etch mask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicants: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD., NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jui-Hsiung LIU, Pin-Chia LIAO, Ting-An LIN, Ting-An SHIH, Yu-Fang TSENG, Burn Jeng LIN, Tsai-Sheng GAU, Po-Hsiung CHEN, Po-Wen CHIU
  • Patent number: 11944960
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for fabricating a nickel-cerium dioxide-aluminum oxide hybrid nanoparticle cluster catalyst. The method includes a solution preparation step, an aerosolizing step, a drying step, a first calcining step, a reducing gas adding step, and a second calcining step. The solution preparation step is provided for preparing a precursor solution. The aerosolizing step is performed for obtaining an atomized droplet. The drying step is performed for converting to a precursor crystallite. The first calcining step is performed for obtaining an oxidation state catalyst. The reducing gas adding step is performed for adding hydrogen. The second calcining step is performed for obtaining the nickel-cerium dioxide-aluminum oxide hybrid nanoparticle cluster catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignees: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY, Chang Chun Plastics Co., Ltd., Chang Chun Petrochemical Co., LTD., DAIREN CHEMICAL CORP.
    Inventors: De-Hao Tsai, Hung-Yen Chang, Guan-Hung Lai
  • Patent number: 11947828
    Abstract: A memory device is disclosed, including a memory array and a selection circuit. At least one first faulty cell and at least one second faulty cell that are in the memory array store data corresponding to, respectively, first and second fields of a floating-point number. The selection circuit identifies the at least one first faulty cell and the at least one second faulty cell based on a priority of a cell replacement operation which indicates that a priority of the at least one first faulty cell is higher than that of the at least one second faulty cell. The selection circuit further outputs a fault address of the at least one first faulty cell to a redundancy analyzer circuit for replacing the at least one first faulty cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignees: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD., NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jun-Shen Wu, Chi-En Wang, Ren-Shuo Liu
  • Publication number: 20240105865
    Abstract: An optoelectronic device includes a first electrode, a second electrode that is spaced apart from the first electrode, an optoelectronic unit that is disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, an insulating layer and a driving electrode. The optoelectronic unit includes an optoelectronic stack emitting or absorbing at least two wavelengths of light. The insulating layer is disposed on a lateral side of the optoelectronic stack that extends in a stacking direction of the optoelectronic stack. The driving electrode is disposed on the insulating layer at a location corresponding in position to the optoelectronic unit and is separated from the first and second electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Cheng-Yao LO, Padmanabh Pundrikaksha PANCHAM, Yu-Xin ZENG, Chih-Liang PAN
  • Publication number: 20240105930
    Abstract: A transition metal layered oxide is a P2 type transition metal layered oxide which is represented by following formula (1). Na0.67-2xM1xMgaCubMn1-a-bO2??(1) In the formula (1), M1 is selected from a group consisting of calcium (Ca), potassium (K), magnesium (Mg), and lithium (Li), 0.01?a+b?0.5, 0.01?a?0.5, 0.01?b?0.5, and 0?x?0.2. A positive electrode material of a sodium-ion battery includes the above transition metal layered oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2022
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Jin-Wei Kang, Han-Yi Chen
  • Patent number: 11929593
    Abstract: A high-efficiency laser pumping device is provided, wherein a dielectric with or without a tapered aperture is used to accept, guide, and concentrate a pump light toward a laser gain material. Preferably, the dielectric is also a heat insulator between the pump-light source and the laser gain material. The pump-light source includes an array of light-emitting diodes, or an array of laser diodes, or an array of mixed light-emitting-diodes and laser diodes. Preferably, the input and output faces of the dielectric are optically coated with dielectric layers to maximize the pump brightness toward the laser gain material. A high-efficiency laser-pumping system with active cooling apparatus is further provided, wherein a plural number of the optical-guiding and thermal-insulation dielectrics are arranged to receive the pump lights from a plural number of pump-light sources, configured to concentrate all the pump light toward a laser gain material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Yen-Chieh Huang
  • Publication number: 20240070809
    Abstract: A method can include receiving a low-resolution (LR) image, extracting a first feature embedding from the LR image, performing a first upsampling to the LR image by a first upsampling factor to generate a upsampled image, receiving a LR coordinate of a pixel within the LR image and a first cell size of the LR coordinate, generating a first residual image based on the first feature embedding, the LR coordinate, and the first cell size of the LR coordinate using a local implicit image function, and generating a first high-resolution (HR) image by combining the first residual image and the upsampled image via element-wise addition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicants: MEDIATEK INC., National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Yu-Syuan XU, Hao-Wei CHEN, Chun-Yi LEE
  • Patent number: 11901554
    Abstract: An anode material for a secondary battery is provided. The anode material for the secondary battery includes a metal oxide containing four or more than four elements, or an oxide mixture containing four or more than four elements. The metal oxide includes cobalt-copper-tin oxide, silicon-tin-iron oxide, copper-manganese-silicon oxide, tin-manganese-nickel oxide, manganese-copper-nickel oxide, or nickel-copper-tin oxide. The oxide mixture includes the oxide mixture containing cobalt, copper and tin, the oxide mixture containing silicon, tin and iron, the oxide mixture containing copper, manganese and silicon, the oxide mixture containing tin, manganese and nickel, the oxide mixture containing manganese, copper and nickel, or the oxide mixture containing nickel, copper and tin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Tri-Rung Yew, Kai-Wei Lan, Chun-Te Ho, Chia-Tung Kuo, Tien-Chi Ji, Yi-Ting Lee, Yun-Chen Tsai
  • Patent number: 11899742
    Abstract: A quantization parameter providing step of a quantization method is performed to provide a quantization parameter which includes a quantized input activation, a quantized weight and a splitting value. A parameter splitting step is performed to split the quantized weight and the quantized input activation into a plurality of grouped quantized weights and a plurality of grouped activations, respectively, according to the splitting value. A multiply-accumulate step is performed to execute a multiply-accumulate operation with one of the grouped quantized weights and one of the grouped activations, and then generate a convolution output. A convolution quantization step is performed to quantize the convolution output to a quantized convolution output according to a convolution target bit. A convolution merging step is performed to execute a partial-sum operation with the quantized convolution output according to the splitting value, and then generate an output activation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kea-Tiong Tang, Wei-Chen Wei
  • Publication number: 20240042439
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a chip is used for isolating RBC from a whole blood and includes an accommodating space, a porous membrane and a microchannel system. The accommodating space is configured for containing a whole blood sample including RBC debris. The porous membrane is disposed at a bottom of the accommodating space and includes a plurality of pores. A diameter of the pores is larger than a size of the RBC debris and larger than a mean diameter of WBCs and CTCs. The microchannel system includes a liquid inlet, a liquid outlet and a microchannel. The microchannel is disposed between and communicates with the liquid inlet and the liquid outlet. The microchannel is disposed under the porous membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Fan-Gang Tseng, Tsung-Han Ho, Cian-Ling Wang
  • Patent number: 11890519
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for impact position detection of impact sport equipment are provided. The method includes following steps: retrieving a vibration signal generated by a vibration sensor detecting vibration caused by impact of impact sport equipment and a ball; performing a spectrum analysis on the vibration signal to obtain eigenfrequencies of the vibration signal in a frequency domain; and calculating at least one piece of characteristic information by using an amplitude of each eigenfrequency and inputting the same into a prediction model established in advance by using machine learning, so as to estimate an impact position of the ball on the impact sport equipment, in which the prediction model is trained by using characteristic information of multiple vibration signals and corresponding impact positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Yang Chih Feng, Chiang Liu, Hsi-Pin Ma
  • Patent number: 11894556
    Abstract: An anode material for a secondary battery is provided. The anode material for the secondary battery includes a metal oxide containing four or more than four elements, or an oxide mixture containing four or more than four elements. The metal oxide includes cobalt-copper-tin oxide, silicon-tin-iron oxide, copper-manganese-silicon oxide, tin-manganese-nickel oxide, manganese-copper-nickel oxide, or nickel-copper-tin oxide. The oxide mixture includes the oxide mixture containing cobalt, copper and tin, the oxide mixture containing silicon, tin and iron, the oxide mixture containing copper, manganese and silicon, the oxide mixture containing tin, manganese and nickel, the oxide mixture containing manganese, copper and nickel, or the oxide mixture containing nickel, copper and tin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Tri-Rung Yew, Kai-Wei Lan, Chun-Te Ho, Chia-Tung Kuo, Tien-Chi Ji, Yi-Ting Lee, Yun-Chen Tsai
  • Publication number: 20240038921
    Abstract: A device includes an active region, an isolation structure, a gate structure, an interlayer dielectric (ILD) layer, a reading contact, and a sensing contact. The isolation structure laterally surrounds the active region. The gate structure is across the active region. The ILD layer laterally surrounds the gate structure. The reading contact is in contact with the isolation structure and is separated from the gate structure by a first portion of the ILD layer. The sensing contact is in contact with the isolation structure and is separated from the gate structure by a second portion of the ILD layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicants: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD., NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ya-Chin KING, Chrong Jung LIN, Burn Jeng LIN, Shi-Jiun WANG
  • Publication number: 20240036051
    Abstract: Provided are a cell identification method for identifying target cells by combining the results of fluorescence intensity analysis, fluorescence image analysis, and white light image analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2022
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Fan-Gang Tseng, Jen-Kuei Wu
  • Patent number: 11883517
    Abstract: An external dermal composition and a method for beautifying skin are provided. The external dermal composition mainly includes a double nitrosyl-iron complex and a pharmaceutically acceptable additive. The external dermal composition delivers nitric oxide to a user's skin to beautify the skin when applied to the user's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tsai-Te Lu, Chieh-Cheng Huang, Han Chiu, Wei-Ping Wang, Ruei-Ting Wang, Yi-Cian Lai
  • Patent number: 11881347
    Abstract: The present invention provides a micro tactility-simulating sensing device, including: a chip including a first top surface and a first inductor, wherein the first top surface has wiring through holes configured to allow an external circuit to connect to the first inductor, and the first top surface is a flat surface except the wiring through holes; a magnetic rigid body coupled with the first inductor to allow the first inductor to sense a magnetic flux passing therethrough, and configured to receive a tactile load; and a polymer configured between the chip and the magnetic rigid body to have a characteristic distance therebetween, wherein the characteristic distance and the magnetic flux have a functional relationship. The micro tactility-simulating sensing device of the present invention can effectively increase the magnitude of the measured signal and provide two different ways to read the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Sheng-Kai Yeh, Jiunn-Horng Lee, Weileun Fang
  • Publication number: 20240013400
    Abstract: A method includes: generating, by a processing device, at least one first output image block based on a first image block group; storing stored image blocks corresponding to a first part of the first image block group in the processing device; and after the at least one first output image block is generated, generating, by the processing device, at least one second output image block based on a first image block and the stored image blocks, wherein the first image block group and the first image block are arranged in order along a first direction, and the at least one first output image block and the at least one second output image block are arranged in order along the first direction. A system is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2022
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicants: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD., NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chao-Tsung HUANG, Kai-Ping LIN
  • Patent number: 11865518
    Abstract: The instant disclosure provides a method for manufacturing an electroless plating substrate and a method for forming a metal layer on a surface of a substrate. The method for preparing the electroless plating substrate includes: providing a substrate; attaching a self-adsorbed catalyst composition to a surface of the substrate; and performing an electroless metal deposition for forming an electroless metal layer on the surface of the substrate. The self-adsorbed catalyst composition includes a colloidal nanoparticle and a silane compound. The colloidal nanoparticle includes a palladium nanoparticle and a capping agent enclosing the palladium nanoparticle. The silane compound has at least one amino group to interact with the colloidal nanoparticle. A covalent bond between the silane compound and the surface of the substrate is formed through the at least one silane group of the silane compound. The colloid nanoparticle has a particle size ranging from 5 to 10 nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tzu-Chien Wei, Yu-Hsiang Kao