Patents by Inventor Chin-Hone Lin

Chin-Hone 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).

  • Publication number: 20240170954
    Abstract: A motor control method for coupled an electronic vehicle is provided. The motor controller controls a motor and is powered by a battery. The motor control method includes: when a main relay of the motor controller suddenly breaks contact, in a first phase, feeding back a surge current into the battery to suppress the surge current by a diode and a first current limit resistor of a first protecting circuit of the motor controller; and, in a second phase, conducting a discharge switch of a second protecting circuit of the motor controller by a control unit of the motor controller, and releasing the surge current to a reference voltage range by the discharge switch and a second current limit resistor of the second protecting circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Nan-Hsiung TSENG, Bing-Ren CHEN, Shin-Hung CHANG, Chin-Hone LIN
  • Patent number: 10944283
    Abstract: A distributed single-stage on-board charging device comprises a first transformer having a first primary winding and a first secondary winding; a first capacitor connected to the first primary winding; a first inductor connected to the first capacitor, wherein the first capacitor is located between the first inductor and the first transformer; a first transistor connected to the first capacitor and the first inductor; a first diode connected to the first secondary winding; a second transformer having a second primary winding and a second secondary winding, wherein the first transformer and the second transformer are connected in parallel; a second capacitor connected to the second primary winding; a second inductor connected to the second capacitor, wherein the second capacitor is located between the second inductor and the second transformer; and a second transistor connected to the second capacitor and the second inductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Nan-Hsiung Tseng, Chun-Chen Lin, Hsieh-Tai Su, Jih-Sheng Lai, Chin-Hone Lin
  • Publication number: 20190199114
    Abstract: A distributed single-stage on-board charging device comprises a first transformer having a first primary winding and a first secondary winding; a first capacitor connected to the first primary winding; a first inductor connected to the first capacitor, wherein the first capacitor is located between the first inductor and the first transformer; a first transistor connected to the first capacitor and the first inductor; a first diode connected to the first secondary winding; a second transformer having a second primary winding and a second secondary winding, wherein the first transformer and the second transformer are connected in parallel; a second capacitor connected to the second primary winding; a second inductor connected to the second capacitor, wherein the second capacitor is located between the second inductor and the second transformer; and a second transistor connected to the second capacitor and the second inductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: NAN-HSIUNG TSENG, Chun-Chen Lin, Hsieh-Tai Su, Jih-Sheng Lai, Chin-Hone Lin
  • Patent number: 9732721
    Abstract: A crankshaft rotating angle controlling method and a crankshaft rotating angle controlling system are provided. A shut-off signal is obtained, and an engine speed is judged. If the engine speed is lower than a specific value, a generator is set in a driving mode at an ending point of a missing tooth signal in a gear pulse signal, such that the generator in the driving mode drives a crankshaft to exceed a top-dead-center of a cylinder. When the crankshaft arrives at a bottom-dead-center of the cylinder, the generator is set to be in a holding mode of an error phase of a three-phase current. Through the generator in the driving mode, the given error phase of the three-phase current stops the generator immediately and the crankshaft is fixed within an angle range of a default stop position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Pin-Yung Chen, Chin-Hone Lin, Wen-Yen Chen, Shin-Hsiang Chien, Ta-Chuan Liu
  • Patent number: 9603287
    Abstract: An integrated power module is provided, which may include a gate driver circuit, a plurality of first metal plates, a plurality of chips, a plurality of second metal plates, and an annular frame. The first metal plates may be parallel to each other/one another, and electrically coupled to the gate driver circuit; at least one of the first metal plates may include a plurality of chip slots. The chips may be disposed at the chip slots; each of the chips may be electrically coupled to one of the adjacent first metal plates. The second metal plates may be parallel to each other/one another, and electrically coupled to the gate driver circuit; each of the second metal plates may be disposed between any two adjacent first metal plates. The first metal plates, the second metal plates, the gate driver circuit, and the chips may be disposed inside the annular frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Shih-Hsiang Chien, Chin-Hone Lin, Ching-Jin Tyan, Bo-Tseng Sung
  • Patent number: 9356526
    Abstract: A DC-DC power conversion apparatus and a DC-DC power conversion method are provided. The DC-DC power conversion apparatus includes a switching circuit, a main transformer circuit, a main rectifier circuit, an auxiliary transformer circuit and an auxiliary rectifier circuit. The switching circuit provides an input power to a primary winding of the main transformer circuit or a primary winding of the auxiliary transformer circuit by time-division. An AC input terminal of the main rectifier circuit is coupled to a secondary winding of the main transformer circuit. An AC input terminal of the auxiliary rectifier circuit is coupled to a secondary winding of the auxiliary transformer circuit. A power output terminal of the auxiliary rectifier circuit is coupled to a reference voltage terminal of the main rectifier circuit for lifting a voltage of the power output terminal of the main rectifier circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Chi-Seng Lee, Nan-Hsiung Tseng, Chin-Hone Lin, Wei-Han Lai, Hidekazu Miwa, Jih-Sheng Lai
  • Publication number: 20160131100
    Abstract: A crankshaft rotating angle controlling method and a crankshaft rotating angle controlling system are provided. A shut-off signal is obtained, and an engine speed is judged. If the engine speed is lower than a specific value, a generator is set in a driving mode at an ending point of a missing tooth signal in a gear pulse signal, such that the generator in the driving mode drives a crankshaft to exceed a top-dead-center of a cylinder. When the crankshaft arrives at a bottom-dead-center of the cylinder, the generator is set to be in a holding mode of an error phase of a three-phase current. Through the generator in the driving mode, the given error phase of the three-phase current stops the generator immediately and the crankshaft is fixed within an angle range of a default stop position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Pin-Yung CHEN, Chin-Hone LIN, Wen-Yen CHEN, Shin-Hsiang CHIEN, Ta-Chuan LIU
  • Patent number: 9300231
    Abstract: An output control apparatus of a motor includes a controller formed by having a power device to bridge a motor and a power supply. The controller incorporating the power device provides voltage control modulation during different motor speeds so as to fix the recharging voltage at the DC bus in a specific range without involvement of any voltage converter. It is unnecessary to use additional complex circuits or other DC/DC converters to reduce the voltage recharged from the motor running at a high speed. In addition, space for the apparatus is reduced, and the specification and function of the original controller can be maintained without trading off work in redesigning the motor system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Shih-Hsiang Chien, Chin-Hone Lin, Hsieh-Tai Su, Pin-Yung Chen, Yung-Chen Wang
  • Publication number: 20150185287
    Abstract: A detection device for power component drivers, and a detection method thereof are provided, where the detection device determine the state of a plurality of upper arm switches and the state of a plurality of under arm switches in a power component driver when different stages of a detection procedure are performed on the upper arm switches and the under arm switches. The detection device then performs a protection procedure according to the state of the upper arm switches and the state of the under arm switches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yung-Chen WANG, Shih-Hsiang CHIEN, Chin-Hone LIN, Hsieh-Tai SU
  • Publication number: 20150162855
    Abstract: An output control apparatus of a motor includes a controller formed by having a power device to bridge a motor and a power supply. The controller incorporating the power device provides voltage control modulation during different motor speeds so as to fix the recharging voltage at the DC bus in a specific range without involvement of any voltage converter. It is unnecessary to use additional complex circuits or other DC/DC converters to reduce the voltage recharged from the motor running at a high speed. In addition, space for the apparatus is reduced, and the specification and function of the original controller can be maintained without trading off work in redesigning the motor system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: SHIH-HSIANG CHIEN, CHIN-HONE LIN, HSIEH-TAI SU, PIN-YUNG CHEN, YUNG-CHEN WANG
  • Publication number: 20150162845
    Abstract: A DC-DC power conversion apparatus and a DC-DC power conversion method are provided. The DC-DC power conversion apparatus includes a switching circuit, a main transformer circuit, a main rectifier circuit, an auxiliary transformer circuit and an auxiliary rectifier circuit. The switching circuit provides an input power to a primary winding of the main transformer circuit or a primary winding of the auxiliary transformer circuit by time-division. An AC input terminal of the main rectifier circuit is coupled to a secondary winding of the main transformer circuit. An AC input terminal of the auxiliary rectifier circuit is coupled to a secondary winding of the auxiliary transformer circuit. A power output terminal of the auxiliary rectifier circuit is coupled to a reference voltage terminal of the main rectifier circuit for lifting a voltage of the power output terminal of the main rectifier circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Chi-Seng Lee, Nan-Hsiung Tseng, Chin-Hone Lin, Wei-Han Lai, Hidekazu Miwa, Jih-Sheng Lai
  • Patent number: 8994468
    Abstract: A modulation method is provided. The modulation method includes the steps of receiving multiple sinusoidal signals, obtaining the maximum value of the sinusoidal signals, obtaining the median value of the sinusoidal signals, and obtaining the minimum value of the sinusoidal signals within a period to generate a difference between the maximum value and the minimum value, generating a difference according to an upper limit and a lower limit of a predetermined comparison value, and comparing the two differences to generate an optimized modulation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Shih-Hsiang Chien, Yong-Kai Lin, Chin-Hone Lin
  • Publication number: 20140167872
    Abstract: A modulation method is provided. The modulation method includes steps of: receiving multiple sinusoidal signals; obtaining a maximum value, a median value and a minimum value of the sinusoidal signals within a period to generate a first difference between the maximum value and the minimum value; generating a second difference according to an upper limit and a lower limit of a predetermined comparison value; and comparing the first difference with the second difference to generate an optimized modulation signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: SHIH-HSIANG CHIEN, YONG-KAI LIN, CHIN-HONE LIN
  • Publication number: 20120115656
    Abstract: An electric-control belt-type continuous variable-speed transmission mechanism includes a driving-shaft, a driven-shaft, a driving-wheel, a driven-wheel, a transmission belt, a force-exerting device, an electric-control motor speed-adjusting device and an idle wheel. The electric-control motor speed-adjusting device operates along with the driving-wheel and the driven-wheel to dynamically control and adjust the overall configuration position of the transmission belt to thereby achieve effects of variable speeds, separation and restoration of dynamics. The idle wheel is rotatably disposed on the driving-shaft or the driven-shaft to axially support the transmission belt during the state of separate dynamics to prevent friction therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Huan-Lung GU, Pin-Yung Chen, Chin-Hone Lin, Pan-Hsiang Hsieh, Shao-Yu Li
  • Publication number: 20120100944
    Abstract: An electrical control belt continuously variable transmission system controls a movable driving half-pulley or movable driven half-pulley initiatively, by changing a driving interval between the movable driving half-pulley and a fixed driving half-pulley or a driven interval between the movable driven half-pulley and a fixed driven half-pulley, respectively, depending on different statuses, in order to adjust a velocity ratio. By manipulating the movable driving half-pulley or the movable driven half-pulley, the system may further form a driving gap between the movable driving half-pulley and a transmission belt or a driven gap between the movable driven half-pulley and the transmission belt, such that the power is cut off. Clamping the movable driving half-pulley or the movable driven half-pulley to the transmission belt may restore the outputting of the power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicants: Kwang Yang Motor Co., Ltd., INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Huan-Lung GU, Chin-Hone Lin, Pan-Hsiang Hsieh, Shao-Yu Li, Nan-Hsiung Tseng, Sen-Hsien Chang, Chuan-Ming Su, Chien-Hung Lai
  • Publication number: 20110156507
    Abstract: A hub motor is provided. The hub motor includes a shaft, a casing, a first bimetal, and a second bimetal. The casing has an inner wall, a first through hole, and a second through hole. The first through hole and the second through hole are disposed on the inner wall. The first bimetal and the second bimetal are disposed on the inner wall. A first end of the first bimetal, after being heated, warps and exposes the first through hole. A second end of the second bimetal, after being heated, warps and exposes the second through hole. The first end faces substantially the same direction as the rotating direction of the casing. The second end faces substantially the reverse direction of the rotating direction of the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Kou-Tzeng Lin, Chin-Hone Lin, Chi-Hau Ho
  • Patent number: 7872369
    Abstract: A balanced bridge electric gear-shifting mechanism comprises a signal input stage, a balanced bridge circuit and a signal output stage. The mechanism, by means of inputting different up and down gear signals to enact an analog gear-shifting apparatus to generate different voltage potentials, effectively improves the drawbacks of wrong gear shifting induced by a conventional digital gear shifting apparatus for wrongly touching the up and down shifting gear, so as to reduce the gear-shifting duration, enhance the gear-shifting smoothness, and enhance the system reliability and stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Chin-Hone Lin, Shih-Hsiang Chien, Pao-Cheng Lin
  • Publication number: 20100148746
    Abstract: A balanced bridge electric gear-shifting mechanism comprises a signal input stage, a balanced bridge circuit and a signal output stage. The mechanism, by means of inputting different up and down gear signals to enact an analog gear-shifting apparatus to generate different voltage potentials, effectively improves the drawbacks of wrong gear shifting induced by a conventional digital gear shifting apparatus for wrongly touching the up and down shifting gear, so as to reduce the gear-shifting duration, enhance the gear-shifting smoothness, and enhance the system reliability and stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: CHIN-HONE LIN, SHIH-HSIANG CHIEN, PAO-CHENG LIN