Patents by Inventor Chih-I Lin

Chih-I Lin has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 7377934
    Abstract: A device is designed to anchor a tissue to a bone. The device comprises a contractible implant, one or more sutures attached to the implant, and a pasty medicine capable of solidification. The implant is made of a flexible wall and provided with a holding portion and an injection port. The flexible wall is provided with a plurality of pores, each having a diameter smaller than 0.1 millimeter. The pasty medicine is injected into the holding portion of the implant upon completion of insertion of the contracted implant into the bone, thereby resulting in expansion of the contracted implant. The implant is thus securely lodged in the bone upon solidification of the pasty medicine to facilitate the anchoring of the tissue to the bone by suturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: A-Spine Holding Group Corp.
    Inventors: Chih-I Lin, Kwan-Ku Lin
  • Patent number: 7288989
    Abstract: An amplifier circuit includes a transistor having a control terminal, a first and a second terminal, a signal input terminal coupled to the control terminal of the transistor, as well as a transformer with a primary side and a secondary side, the primary side of which is coupled to the first or second terminal of the transistor. The amplifier circuit further includes a signal output terminal coupled to the secondary side of the transformer. Hereby it is possible to provide an amplifier circuit with a better characteristic as opposed to a conventional amplifier circuit, which is further easy to manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Chih-I Lin
  • Patent number: 7135021
    Abstract: A plug-type spinal retrieving device includes a retrieval rod; a fastening screw assembly including a fastening screw and a C-shaped ring having a convex outer surface; a plug; and a fixation seat having a receiving hole in which the retrieval rod is slidably received, a fastening hole having a concave wall in which the C-shaped ring is rotatably received, and an interconnecting hole through which the receiving hole communicates with the fastening hole. The C-shaped ring is mounted on the fastening screw, so that the fastening screw is grasped by the C-shaped ring, when the C-shaped ring is received in the fastening hole of the fixation seat. The C-shaped ring and the retrieval rod are immobilized in the fastening hole and the receiving hole of the fixation seat by inserting the plug into the interconnecting hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignees: A-Spine Holding Group Corp., A-Spine Asia Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-I Lin
  • Publication number: 20060235425
    Abstract: A spine filling device comprises a filling member and a pasty medicine. The filling member is formed of a holding portion and an injection port, which are integrally formed by a flexible and permeable wall having a plurality of pores, each having a diameter smaller than 0.1 mm. The filling member is contracted before being implanted in a spinal segment or between two adjacent spinal segments. The pasty medicine is injected into the holding portion via the injection port, thereby resulting in expansion of the filling member. The pasty medicine is securely lodge in the spinal segment or between the two adjacent spinal segments upon completion of solidification of the pasty medicine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Applicant: A-Spine Holding Group Corp.
    Inventors: Chih-I Lin, Kwan-Ku Lin
  • Publication number: 20060149260
    Abstract: A device is designed to anchor a tissue to a bone. The device comprises a contractible implant, one or more sutures attached to the implant, and a pasty medicine capable of solidification. The implant is made of a flexible wall and provided with a holding portion and an injection port. The flexible wall is provided with a plurality of pores, each having a diameter smaller than 0.1 millimeter. The pasty medicine is injected into the holding portion of the implant upon completion of insertion of the contracted implant into the bone, thereby resulting in expansion of the contracted implant. The implant is thus securely lodged in the bone upon solidification of the pasty medicine to facilitate the anchoring of the tissue to the bone by suturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Publication date: July 6, 2006
    Applicant: A-Spine Holding Group Corp.
    Inventors: Chih-I Lin, Kwan-Ku Lin
  • Patent number: 7046081
    Abstract: An amplifier circuit includes an amplifier connected between an HF input and HF output and a coupling circuit connected in parallel to the amplifier between the HF input and the HF output. The coupling circuit includes an input bipolar transistor whose collector terminal or emitter terminal is high-frequency coupled to the HF input, and a coupling diode structure which is high-frequency coupled between the base terminal of the input bipolar transistor and the HF output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Chih-I Lin
  • Publication number: 20050261689
    Abstract: A bone fixation device includes: a bone plate having a plurality of through holes; and one or a plurality of bone screws; wherein the bone plate is provided with a slide track on a surface thereof, and the bone plate is further provided with one or a plurality of sliding covers slidablely connected to the slide track and capable of covering the through holes. The bone screws has a threaded body, a head and a neck therebetween, wherein a thread of the threaded body close to the neck has an angle slightly inclined towards to the threaded body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2004
    Publication date: November 24, 2005
    Applicant: A-Spine Holding Group Corp. ASHG
    Inventor: Chih-I Lin
  • Publication number: 20050258899
    Abstract: An amplifier circuit includes a transistor having a control terminal, a first and a second terminal, a signal input terminal coupled to the control terminal of the transistor, as well as a transformer with a primary side and a secondary side, the primary side of which is coupled to the first or second terminal of the transistor. The amplifier circuit further includes a signal output terminal coupled to the secondary side of the transformer. Hereby it is possible to provide an amplifier circuit with a better characteristic as opposed to a conventional amplifier circuit, which is further easy to manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2005
    Publication date: November 24, 2005
    Applicant: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Chih-I Lin
  • Patent number: 6965278
    Abstract: An amplifier circuit comprises a main stage amplifier connected between a RF input and a RF output and at least one secondary stage amplifier, which is connected in parallel to the main stage amplifier between the RF input and the RF output. The secondary stage amplifier comprises an input bipolar transistor, whose collector terminal or emitter terminal is high frequency-coupled to the RF input. The secondary stage amplifier further comprises an output bipolar transistor, whose base terminal is high frequency-coupled to the base terminal of the input bipolar transistor and whose collector terminal or emitter terminal is high frequency-coupled to the RF output. The output bipolar transistor is further coupled to a supply voltage terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Chih-I Lin, Klaus Scheiblhofer
  • Publication number: 20050131410
    Abstract: A vertebral retrieval device includes a retrieval rod which is gripped firmly in a receiving slot of a fixation seat between two grooves of a pressing element and a C-shaped ring. The C-shaped ring rests on a spherical head fastening screw, a spherical head of which is received in the fixation seat and a shank of which is protruding from a through hole provided in a bottom of the fixation seat. The pressing element is pressed against the retrieval rod by a pressing screw, which is threaded into a threaded hole formed in a fixation element mounted in the receiving slot of the fixation seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2004
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Applicants: A-Spine Holding Group Corp., A-Spine Asia Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-I Lin
  • Patent number: 6896677
    Abstract: A vertebral retrieval device includes a retrieval rod which is gripped firmly in a receiving slot of a fixation seat between two grooves of a pressing element and a C-shaped ring. The C-shaped ring rests on a spherical head fastening screw, a spherical head of which is received in the fixation seat and a shank of which is protruding from a through hole provided in a bottom of the fixation seat. The pressing element is pressed against the retrieval rod by a pressing screw, which is threaded into a threaded hole formed in a fixation element mounted in the receiving slot of the fixation seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignees: A-Spine Holding Group Corp., A-Spine Asia Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-I Lin
  • Publication number: 20050096654
    Abstract: A plug-type spinal retrieving device includes a retrieval rod; a fastening screw assembly including a fastening screw and a C-shaped ring having a convex outer surface; a plug; and a fixation seat having a receiving hole in which the retrieval rod is slidably received, a fastening hole having a concave wall in which the C-shaped ring is rotatably received, and an interconnecting hole through which the receiving hole communicates with the fastening hole. The C-shaped ring is mounted on the fastening screw, so that the fastening screw is grasped by the C-shaped ring, when the C-shaped ring is received in the fastening hole of the fixation seat. The C-shaped ring and the retrieval rod are immobilized in the fastening hole and the receiving hole of the fixation seat by inserting the plug into the interconnecting hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2004
    Publication date: May 5, 2005
    Applicants: A-Spine Holding Group Corp., A-Spine Asia Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-I Lin
  • Publication number: 20050024135
    Abstract: An amplifier circuit comprises a main stage amplifier connected between a RF input and a RF output and at least one secondary stage amplifier, which is connected in parallel to the main stage amplifier between the RF input and the RF output. The secondary stage amplifier comprises an input bipolar transistor, whose collector terminal or emitter terminal is high frequency-coupled to the RF input. The secondary stage amplifier further comprises an output bipolar transistor, whose base terminal is high frequency-coupled to the base terminal of the input bipolar transistor and whose collector terminal or emitter terminal is high frequency-coupled to the RF output. The output bipolar transistor is further coupled to a supply voltage terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Publication date: February 3, 2005
    Applicant: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Chih-I Lin, Klaus Scheiblhofer
  • Patent number: 6847294
    Abstract: A radio medical monitoring system is disclosed, which comprises a modem; a central processing unit (CPU) connected with the modem for digital data transmission therewith; a read-only-memory (ROM) connected with the CPU; a memory connected with the CPU; one or a plurality of digital medical sensors connected with the CPU for transmitting signals from a subject under examination to the CPU; a radio transceiver connected with the modem for receiving/transmitting radio waves and performing an analog signal transmission with the modem. The monitoring system of the present invention has Group ID (GID) and Sort ID functions, and automatically replies according to the order of the Sort ID after identifying the Group ID and confirming that it is necessary to reply. The present invention also discloses a radio medical monitoring method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Inventors: Wei-Kang Lin, Shih-Yu Tsou, Chih-I Lin, Shengfu Lin
  • Publication number: 20040227569
    Abstract: An amplifier circuit includes an amplifier connected between an HF input and HF output and a coupling circuit connected in parallel to the amplifier between the HF input and the HF output. The coupling circuit includes an input bipolar transistor whose collector terminal or emitter terminal is high-frequency coupled to the HF input, and a coupling diode structure which is high-frequency coupled between the base terminal of the input bipolar transistor and the HF output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Applicant: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Chih-I Lin
  • Publication number: 20040220615
    Abstract: A device is designed to anchor a tissue to a bone. The device comprises a contractible implant, one or more sutures attached to the implant, and a pasty medicine capable of solidification. The implant is made of a flexible wall and provided with a holding portion and an injection port. The flexible wall is provided with a plurality of pores, each having a diameter smaller than 0.1 millimeter. The pasty medicine is injected into the holding portion of the implant upon completion of insertion of the contracted implant into the bone, thereby resulting in expansion of the contracted implant. The implant is thus securely lodged in the bone upon solidification of the pasty medicine to facilitate the anchoring of the tissue to the bone by suturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Applicant: A-Spine Holding Group Corp.
    Inventors: Chih-I Lin, Kwan-Ku Lin
  • Publication number: 20040210297
    Abstract: A spine filling device comprises a filling member and a pasty medicine. The filling member is formed of a holding portion and an injection port, which are integrally formed by a flexible and permeable wall having a plurality of pores, each having a diameter smaller than 0.1 mm. The filling member is contracted before being implanted in a spinal segment or between two adjacent spinal segments. The pasty medicine is injected into the holding portion via the injection port, thereby resulting in expansion of the filling member. The pasty medicine is securely lodge in the spinal segment or between the two adjacent spinal segments upon completion of solidification of the pasty medicine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Applicant: A-Spine Holding Group Corp.
    Inventors: Chih-I Lin, Kwan-Ku Lin
  • Patent number: 6786903
    Abstract: A vertebral fixation device. The device includes a fixation seat, a fixation block, and a fastening bolt. The fixation seat is provided with a receiving slot for receiving a vertebral fixation rod. The fixation block is engaged with the fixation seat such that the vertebral fixation rod is pressed by the fixation block, and two retaining edges of the fixation block are retained in two retaining recesses of the fixation seat. The fastening bolt is engaged with a threaded through hole of the fixation block such that one end of the fastening bolt presses against the vertebral fixation rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: A-Spine Holding Group Corp.
    Inventor: Chih-I Lin
  • Patent number: 6783526
    Abstract: A transverse connector clip for connecting cylindrical rods to each other in a spinal fixation system, comprising a clip body having a two sides. The first side of the clip body has a longitudinal axis and a pair of mirror image hemi-cylindrical shells. These hemi-cylindrical shells have an inner diameter that is slightly smaller than the outer diameter of a cylindrical rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Chih-I Lin, David Nichols
  • Patent number: 6752807
    Abstract: A spinal fixation system includes a first clip body having a pair of opposed spaced apart arcuate rod engaging hooks depending from a first side thereof for engaging a first elongated spinal rod, and a transverse connector extending laterally from a second side thereof; a second clip body having a pair of opposed spaced apart arcuate rod engaging hooks depending from a first side thereof for engaging a second elongated spinal rod, and a transverse connector extending laterally from a second side thereof; and a fastener for securing the transverse connector of the first elongated clip body and the transverse connector of the second elongated clip body to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Chih-I Lin, David Nichols