Patents Assigned to National Tsing Hua University
  • Publication number: 20210046479
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an integrated microfluidic chip for detecting cancerous cells, particularly, cholangio-cancerous cells, from a biological sample. Also disclosed herein is a method of detecting cholangio-cancerous cells from a biological sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicants: Academia Sinica, National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Shang-Cheng HUNG, Yen-Chun KO, Cheng-Fang TSAI, Gwo-Bin LEE, Wei-Chun TSAI
  • Patent number: 10921003
    Abstract: A self-power air refresher system includes an air refresher apparatus and a plant microbial fuel cell (PMFC). The air refresher apparatus includes a fan, a filter located on an air-outlet path of the fan, and an energy storage device connected to the fan. The PMFC is disposed on the air-outlet path and includes soil contained in a container, a plant planted in the soil, and a first and second electrodes. The interaction between roots of the plant and microorganisms near the roots generates electrons, and the electrons are transmitted to the energy storage device through the first and second electrodes installed in the soil so as to enable the energy storage device to supply power to the fan. The air that has passed through the filter enters the soil of the PMFC, and is filtered by the plant and then discharged from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Han-Yi Chen, Tzu-Yin Liu, Yu-Hsuan Hung, Chung-Sheng Ni, Peng-Hsuan Chiang, Fang-Yi Lin, Shih-Fu Liu
  • Patent number: 10925063
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a user selection method for non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) systems and a base station thereof. The method includes: (1) initializing the cluster-partition parameter i to be 2; (2) dividing N user devices into i clusters; (3) selecting a reference device from each of the i clusters to form a reference cluster; (4) performing a power allocation algorithm for the reference cluster to calculate a power allocation factor for each of the reference devices; (5) determining whether each of the reference devices with the calculated power allocation factors meets a set of constraints: if all of the reference devices meet the set of constraints, increasing the value of i by 1 and then going back to step (2); if any one of the reference devices does not meet the set of constraints and i is not equal to 2, performing NOMA transmission for the reference cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Chin-Liang Wang, Po-En Wu
  • Publication number: 20210032417
    Abstract: Provided are a boric acid-containing polyvinyl alcohol nanoparticle and a preparation method thereof. The boric acid-containing polyvinyl alcohol nanoparticle includes a polyvinyl alcohol nanoparticle and a boric acid, wherein the boric acid is crosslinked to the polyvinyl alcohol nanoparticle by covalent bonds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Fan-Gang Tseng, Han-Lin Cho, Wei-Jen Chan
  • Patent number: 10905653
    Abstract: Provided is a sequentially decomposable polypeptide-based nanocarrier with protective shell for delivery of hydrophobic drugs and preparation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Li-Wen Wang, Tzu-Wei Wang
  • Publication number: 20210028292
    Abstract: A ferroelectric field effect transistor (FeFET) device includes a semiconductor substrate and a 3D transistor. The 3D transistor includes drain and source electrodes; a channel structure that includes a channel body and a gate dielectric layer; and a gate electrode that is disposed on the gate dielectric layer and that is electrically isolated from the drain and source electrodes. The channel body is disposed between and connected to the drain and source electrodes. The gate dielectric layer covers the channel body, is made of crystalline hafnium zirconium oxide, and has a thickness ranging from 2 nm to 5 nm. The FeFET device has an on/off current ratio that is greater than 5×104.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Yung-Chun WU, Fu-Ju HOU, Meng-Ju TSAI
  • Publication number: 20210028466
    Abstract: A microbial fuel cell and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The microbial fuel cell includes a cathode, an anode, and a microbial community. The anode is made of an activated carbon prepared from waste coffee ground as an electrode material, and the microbial community is adhered to the surface of the activated carbon. Since the activated carbon prepared from waste coffee ground is beneficial for the adhesion of various microbial communities to form a biofilm, the electron transfer efficiency of the microbial fuel cell may be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Yu-Hsuan Hung, Han-Yi Chen, Tzu-Yin Liu
  • Publication number: 20210019352
    Abstract: A text comparison method is adapted for comparing a query file with an existing file. The text comparison method includes: converting the existing file, by an irreversible method, to obtain a first intermediate file, wherein the first intermediate file includes a plurality of characters, and a number of different characters of the plurality of characters is a predetermined value; receiving a second intermediate file which is a file converted from the query file by the irreversible method; and according to a predetermined string length, comparing the second intermediate file with the first intermediate file by a high repeating-character comparison method to output a comparison result. Therefore, the second intermediate file can be created offline and then only the second intermediate file but not the original query file is submitted through interne for private text comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicants: National Tsing Hua University, National Chiao Tung University
    Inventors: Lee-Wei Yang, Jui-Hung Hung, Oluwatobi-Emmanuel Salawu, Yuan-Yu Chang
  • Patent number: 10894020
    Abstract: Provided is a hybrid nanoparticle, including an aggregate assembled from a plurality of polymeric molecules, and a plurality of boron-doped graphene quantum dots localized in the aggregate. The polymeric molecule is preferably a pH-responsive dendrimer; the polymeric molecule and the boron-doped graphene quantum dot may be separately associated with different drugs; and hybrid nanoparticle may further include a targeting molecule, such as a rabies virus glycoprotein. Also provided is a method of controlling disassembly of a hybrid nanoparticle, including applying a high-frequency magnetic field to the hybrid nanoparticle to induce disassembly thereof. Also provided is an application of the hybrid nanoparticle for preparing a tumor-penetrating drug carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shang-Hsiu Hu, Yu-Lin Su
  • Patent number: 10883961
    Abstract: A detecting method for blood is provided. The method includes the following steps. A sensing device including a base and at least one response electrode is provided, wherein the response electrode is spaced apart from a gate end of the base. Blood including blood cells and targets is disposed on the response electrode. The blood is separated into a first part and a second part, wherein the first part is in contact with the response electrode, and the blood cell count in the first part is less than that in the second part. A voltage is applied on the response electrode, such that an electric field is generated between the response electrode and the gate end of the base, and a detection current generated from the base is measured to detect a characterize of the targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Yu-Lin Wang, Indu Sarangadharan, Shin-Li Wang
  • Patent number: 10883193
    Abstract: The instant disclosure provides a method for preparing a perovskite crystal, including a mixing step, a crystallization step, a diluting step and a recrystallization step. The mixing step includes adding a first precursor and a second precursor into a solvent for forming a supersaturated solution. The crystallization step includes stirring the supersaturated solution for initiating a reaction between the first and second precursors in the supersaturated solution to form a perovskite powder in a solution. The diluting step includes adding the solvent to the solution and stirring the solution for dissociating the perovskite powder in the solution to form a clear solution. The recrystallization step includes adding a crystal seed into the clear solution for initiating a crystallization process on the crystal seed and forming the perovskite crystal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tzu-Chien Wei, Ko-Chi Teng
  • Patent number: 10875771
    Abstract: Metal (II) phosphate powders, lithium metal phosphate powders for a Li-ion battery and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. The lithium metal phosphate powders are represented by the following formula (II): LiFe1-aMaPO4??(II) wherein M comprises at least one metal selected from the group consisting of Mn, Co, Ni, Cu, Cr, V, Mo, Ti, Zn, Zr, Tc, Ru, Rh, Pd, Ag, Cd, Pt, Au, Al, Ga, In, Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, B and Nb, 0.5<a?1, the lithium metal phosphate powders are composed of plural flake powders, and a length of each of the flake powders is ranged from 50 nm to 10 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Lih-Hsin Chou, Shao-Wei Peng, Kai-Chu Chang
  • Publication number: 20200376821
    Abstract: A composite film includes a fiber structure layer and a filling material layer. The fiber structure layer has a plurality of fibers and a first melting temperature. The filling material layer is disposed on the fiber structure layer and has a second melting temperature. At least one of the fibers extends into the filling material layer, and the first melting temperature is greater than the second melting temperature. Wherein the fiber structure layer includes a polymer selected from a group consisting of PI, polyurethanes (PU), polyamide, polybenzimidazole, polycarbonate, polyacrylonitrile, polyethyleneterephtalate, poly(vinylidenefluoride), poly(4-methylpentene) (TPX), and the arbitrary combinations thereof; the filling material layer includes polyolefin or polyester.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicants: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Chih-Hung LEE, Yen-Cheng LI, Chi-Chang HU, Cheng-Ta HSIEH
  • Patent number: 10851134
    Abstract: A method for preparing a cyclopeptide, which includes the following steps: (A) providing compounds represented by the following formulas (II-1) or (II?-1) and (II-2); (B) performing a reaction between the compounds of formulas (II-1) or (II?-1) and (II-2), to obtain a compound represented by the following formula (II-3) and (II?-3), respectively; (C) performing a reaction between the compound of formula (II-3) or (II?-3) and a compound represented by the following formula (II-4) or (II?-4), respectively, is performed, to obtain a compound represented by the following formula (II-5), and (II?-5), respectively; (D) performing a cyclization reaction of the compound of formula (II-5) or (II?-5) with a catalyst of formula (III), to obtain a compound represented by the following formula (I) or (I?), respectively. The formulas (I), (I?), (II-1) to (II-5), (II?-1) to (II?-5) and (III) are shown in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Chien-Tien Chen
  • Publication number: 20200366094
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for reinforcement learning based energy bidding, adapted for an energy aggregator to determine a power supply configuration between multiple energy suppliers and multiple energy demanders, are provided. In the method, a supply amount of each energy supplier and a demand amount of each energy demander are acquired. A total demand amount of the energy demanders is calculated and replied to each energy supplier, and a total supply amount of the energy suppliers is calculated and replied to each energy demander. An electricity purchase quotation determined by each energy demander according to respective demand amount and the total supply amount, and an electricity sale quotation determined by each energy supplier according to respective supply amount and the total demand amount are received. A linear programming method is adopted to determine the energy supply configuration between the energy suppliers and the energy demanders according to aforesaid information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Wei-Yu Chiu, Chan-Wei Hu
  • Patent number: 10835603
    Abstract: A method for normalizing blood vessels of lesions is disclosed, which includes administering an effective amount of oxygen-loaded microbubbles to a subject in need by intravenous injection, and projecting ultrasound from a ultrasonic emission device into the lesions for rupturing the oxygen-loaded microbubbles and releasing the oxygen to the lesions. Each of the oxygen-loaded microbubbles comprises oxygen and a water insoluble gas, and the particle size of microbubbles is 0.5˜20 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chih-Kuang Yeh, Yi-Ju Ho, Shu-Wei Chu
  • Patent number: 10839606
    Abstract: An indoor scene structural estimation system and an estimation method based on deep learning network are provided. An indoor scene structural estimation system based on deep learning network includes a 2D encoder, a 2D plane decoder, a 2D edge decoder, a 2D corner decoder, and a 3D encoder. The 2D encoder receives an input image and encodes the input image. The 2D plane decoder is connected to the 2D encoder, decodes the encoded input image, and generates a 2D plane segment layout image. The 2D plane decoder is connected to the 2D encoder, decodes the encoded input image, and generates a 2D plane segment layout image. The 2D corner decoder is connected to 2D encoder, decodes the encoded input image, and generates a 2D corner layout image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hung-Jin Lin, Shang-Hong Lai
  • Patent number: 10828624
    Abstract: The instant disclosure provides a self-adsorbed catalyst composition, a method for preparing the self-adsorbed catalyst composition and a method for manufacturing an electroless plating substrate. The self-adsorbed catalyst composition includes colloidal nanoparticles and a silane compound. The colloidal nanoparticles include palladium nanoparticles and capping agents enclosing the palladium nanoparticles. The silane compound has at least an amino group, and an interaction is established between the amino group of the silane compound and the colloidal nanoparticle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tzu-Chien Wei, Yu-Hsiang Kao
  • Patent number: 10834613
    Abstract: A beam alignment method for an antenna array is provided. In the method, a base station uses multi-modal beam patterns for transmitting several synchronization signals. User equipment scans the synchronization signals, determines a synchronization signal with the strongest received power and a receive beam direction corresponding thereto, and transmits an initial access message including index information indicating the strongest synchronization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Yuh-Ren Tsai, Wen-Hsiu Chen, Chin-Liang Wang
  • Publication number: 20200343232
    Abstract: Alight conversion device includes a light-emitting unit, a photoelectric conversion unit, and an electroconductive bonding layer. Each of the light-emitting unit and the photoelectric conversion unit includes a first-type region and a second-type region opposite to the first-type region. The electroconductive bonding layer is disposed between the light-emitting unit and the photoelectric conversion unit for connecting the photoelectric conversion unit with the light-emitting unit. When the photoelectric conversion device is operated to receive a bias and an external light, the light-emitting unit generates a modulated light different from the external light in frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicants: National Tsing Hua University, EPISTAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Meng-Chyi WU, Jyun-Hao LIAO, Hsiang-Hui WANG