Patents by Inventor Fong-Chin Su

Fong-Chin Su 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: 20200130242
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a tableware article having a thermal-transfer printed pattern includes the following steps. Firstly, a PET resin composition including 3 to 15% by weight of an inorganic filler is provided. Next, the PET resin composition is granulated to obtain plastic granules. Then, the plastic granules are molded into the tableware article and the tableware article is post-crystallized. Finally, a thermal transfer printed pattern is printed on a surface of the post-crystallized tableware article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: FONG-CHIN LIN, TZONG-YANG SU
  • Publication number: 20200131360
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a high-density tableware article includes the following steps. The first step is providing a polyester resin composition including 45 to 78% by weight of a blend resin and 20 to 50% by weight of an inorganic filler. The blend resin includes PET resin and PBT resin and the content ratio of PET resin to PBT resin in the blended resin by weight is from 1:0.86 to 1:4.8. The next step is granulating the polyester resin composition to produce plastic granules. The final step is molding the plastic granules into a tableware article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: FONG-CHIN LIN, TZONG-YANG SU
  • Patent number: 10413220
    Abstract: A limb movement function evaluating method and the implantation system are provided. The aforementioned system includes a limb fixing device, limb guiding device, driver, actuator, impedance detector, and movement function analyzer. The limb fixing device is used to fix the first end of the user limb. The driver is used to guide the second end of the user limb through the actuator so as to make the second end moving relatively to the first end. The impedance detector is further connected to the driver so as to measure mechanical impedance where the movement of the user limb responses to the driving point of the driver. Finally, the limb movement analyzer compares the measured mechanical impedance and the movement path of the user limb so as to form a limb movement function curve. Therefore, the medical staff can make accurate rehabilitation evaluation according to the limb movement function curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shih-Fu Ling, Fong-Chin Su
  • Publication number: 20180078816
    Abstract: A rehabilitation robot integrated with patient mobility and transfer includes a moving carrier, a posture adjustment assembly, and an exercise assembly. The moving carrier includes a main frame. The posture adjustment assembly includes a chair seat and a chair seat adjustment assembly. The chair seat adjustment assembly is connected to the chair seat and the main frame and is configured to move the chair seat with respect to the main frame to a sitting posture position and a standing posture position. The exercise assembly includes a pair of pedals and a driving assembly. The driving assembly is connected to the pedals and the main frame and is configured to drive the pedals into coordinated displacement and thereby produce a desirable rehabilitation effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: FONG-CHIN SU, CHENG-CHUN CHENG, HSIAO-FENG CHIEH, CHIEN-JU LIN
  • Publication number: 20170042455
    Abstract: A limb movement function evaluating method and the implantation system are provided. The aforementioned system includes a limb fixing device, limb guiding device, driver, actuator, impedance detector, and movement function analyzer. The limb fixing device is used to fix the first end of the user limb. The driver is used to guide the second end of the user limb through the actuator so as to make the second end moving relatively to the first end. The impedance detector is further connected to the driver so as to measure mechanical impedance where the movement of the user limb responses to the driving point of the driver. Finally, the limb movement analyzer compares the measured mechanical impedance and the movement path of the user limb so as to form a limb movement function curve. Therefore, the medical staff can make accurate rehabilitation evaluation according to the limb movement function curve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Shih-Fu Ling, Fong-Chin Su
  • Patent number: 9452058
    Abstract: An artificial implant for a carpometacarpal (CMC) joint used for replacing a CMC joint surface of the first metacarpal bone is provided and has: an insert portion having an inserting end for inserting into a bone marrow cavity exposed from an incision of the first metacarpal bone, and a front end; an articular replacement portion connected to the front end of the inserting portion and disposed outside the incision of the first metacarpal bone, and having an articular profile surface to replace the CMC joint surface of the first metacarpal bone; and an attached flange protruded from a peripheral of the articular replacement portion, attached to an outer bone surface of the first metacarpal bone adjacent to the incision, and having at least one suture hole, through which at least one suture passes for assisting to fix an abductor pollicis longus (APL) to the outer bone surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Inventor: Fong-Chin Su
  • Publication number: 20160106545
    Abstract: An artificial implant for a trapeziometacarpal joint is provided. The artificial implant has a joint replacement portion and at least two insertion rods. The insertion rods of the artificial implant can help to decrease the wound area during the implantation of the artificial implant in order to accelerate the speed of tendon reattachment after implanting and to enhance the ability of anti-rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Wei-jr LIN, I-ming JOU, Che-chia HSU, Fong-chin SU
  • Publication number: 20160100848
    Abstract: An auxiliary jig for a trapeziometacarpal joint arthroplasty is disclosed. The jig has a body, two grip portions, and a positioning portion. The positioning portion has a plurality of positioning holes so that pins can be fixed on the first metacarpal bone through the positioning holes. The jig can provide accurate positioning operations for cutting and drilling during a trapeziometacarpal joint arthroplasty.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Wei-jr LIN, I-ming JOU, Che-chia HSU, Fong-chin SU
  • Publication number: 20160015271
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a palpation diagnostic device, which comprises an optical pressure sensor embedded in a holder; wherein the optical pressure sensor is an optical fiber sensor, or a micro-fabricated waveguide sensor to be disposed on a finger or a palm; and the optical pressure sensor is configured to receive an optical signal whose intensity is attenuated when a force is applied on the optical pressure sensors. Therefore, the palpation diagnostic device of the present invention can provide high sensing sensitivity by attenuating the intensity of the optical signal in the optical pressure sensors which a force is applied on, so it can provide precise and immediate information based on quantitative feedback for the users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Wei-Chih WANG, Chih-Han CHANG, Fong-Chin SU, David LINDERS
  • Publication number: 20150297355
    Abstract: An artificial implant for a carpometacarpal (CMC) joint used for replacing a CMC joint surface of the first metacarpal bone is provided and has: an insert portion having an inserting end for inserting into a bone marrow cavity exposed from an incision of the first metacarpal bone, and a front end; an articular replacement portion connected to the front end of the inserting portion and disposed outside the incision of the first metacarpal bone, and having an articular profile surface to replace the CMC joint surface of the first metacarpal bone; and an attached flange protruded from a peripheral of the articular replacement portion, attached to an outer bone surface of the first metacarpal bone adjacent to the incision, and having at least one suture hole, through which at least one suture passes for assisting to fix an abductor pollicis longus (APL) to the outer bone surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: I-MING JOU, WEI-JR LIN, PO-TING WU, LI-CHIEH KUO, FONG_CHIN SU
  • Publication number: 20150105778
    Abstract: A bone fixation plate for fixing a fracture part of a bone is disclosed and can stably fix on a surface of a bone. The bone fixation plate has a protruding curved face, an indentation curved face and two rows of through holes. The protruding curved face has a blank portion and two binding portions. A suture is retained in the through holes formed close to two end edges of the binding portions, so that the stability of the bone fixation plate is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: National Cheng Kung University
    Inventors: Haw-yen CHIU, Wei-jr Lin, Ting-mao Chou, Fong-chin Su
  • Publication number: 20150085293
    Abstract: A portable optical tomography design for performing elastographic deformation mapping of tissues comprises a coherence light source providing one light beam; a scanning microscope comprising a waveguide having two terminals, a coupler disposed on one terminal, an actuating member connected to the waveguide or the coupler, a first optical reflection member, a beam splitter, and a Fourier-domain spectrometer. The waveguide is actuated by the actuator to traverse a horizontal and vertical motion to prescribe a two-dimensional plane for scanning the tissue sample. Optical fiber is used to connect above elements therebetween. The Fourier-domain spectrometer is coupled with the beam splitter and comprises a second reflection member and an interferogram capturing member. An interferogram produced from the Fourier-domain spectrometer is carried over to a digital signal processor and subsequently an optical coherence tomography image device to generate a three-dimensional image for the scanned tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: National Cheng Kung University
    Inventors: Wei-Chih WANG, Chih-Han CHANG, Fong-Chin SU
  • Patent number: 8830475
    Abstract: Disclosed is an interferometer comprising a light source, a reflective element, and a photodetector. The light source is configured to emit a light beam, and an angle is formed by inclusion between a direction to which the light beam travels and the reflective element, the photodetector is configured to be substantially perpendicular to the reflective element. The light beam is halved into a first light beam propagating by the included angle, and a second light beam reflected off the reflective element, the first light beam and the second light beam interfere each other to form an interferogram on the photodetector, which detects the interferogram. By benefit of above, the interferometer does not need to reposition its parts in order to make adjustment to interferogram, thereby simplifying optical element setup and minimizing physical volume of the interferomger. Also disclosed is a spectrometer including the same interferometer and a Fourier-transform-capable analyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: National Cheng Kung University
    Inventors: Wei-Chih Wang, Benjamin Estroff, Chih-Han Chang, Fong-Chin Su
  • Publication number: 20140128984
    Abstract: An artificial implant for a carpometacarpal (CMC) joint used for replacing a CMC joint surface of the first metacarpal bone is provided and includes: an insert portion having an inserting end for inserting into a bone marrow cavity exposed from an incision of the first metacarpal bone, and a front end; an articular replacement portion connected to the front end of the inserting portion and disposed outside the incision of the first metacarpal bone, and having an articular profile surface to replace the CMC joint surface of the first metacarpal bone; and an attached flange protruded from a peripheral of the articular replacement portion, attached to an outer bone surface of the first metacarpal bone adjacent to the incision, and having at least one suture hole, through which at least one suture passes for assisting to fix an abductor pollicis longus (APL) to the outer bone surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: FONG-CHIN SU
  • Patent number: 8459610
    Abstract: An assistance mechanism includes a base, a rotatable link, a lifting unit and a power unit which provides power to the lifting unit so that the lifting unit drives the rotatable link. A seat is connected to the rotatable link so that when the rotatable link is activated, the user sitting on the seat is transformed from a sit status into a stand status. This effectively assists the user who does not have sufficient muscle forces to stand up by the assistance mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventors: Fong-Chin Su, Jyh-Jong Chang, Cheng-Chun Chen, Tain-Song Chen, Ming-Hsiang Chang, Ying-Shieh Kung, Kuo-Hsiang Chen
  • Patent number: 8348869
    Abstract: An upper limbs rehabilitation device includes a main body, a rail, a movable member and a grip, wherein the main body has a first link and a second link pivotably connected to the first link. The rail is connected to the second link. The user holds the grip that is pivotably connected to the movable member and swings the upper limb to move the movable member along the rail so as to exercise the upper limb in multiple degrees of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SU, Fong-Chin
    Inventors: Fong-Chin Su, Wei-Jr Lin, Chih-Han Chang, Li-Chieh Kuo, Cheng-Chun Chen, Chung-Ying Tsai
  • Publication number: 20120035512
    Abstract: An upper limbs rehabilitation device includes a main body, a rail, a movable member and a grip, wherein the main body has a first link and a second link pivotably connected to the first link. The rail is connected to the second link. The user holds the grip that is pivotably connected to the movable member and swings the upper limb to move the movable member along the rail so as to exercise the upper limb in multiple degrees of freedom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Fong-Chin SU, Wei-Jr Lin, Chih-Han Chang, Li-Chieh Kuo, Cheng-Chun Chen, Chung-Ying Tsai
  • Publication number: 20120032127
    Abstract: An assistance mechanism includes a base, a rotatable link, a lifting unit and a power unit which provides power to the lifting unit so that the lifting unit drives the rotatable link. A seat is connected to the rotatable link so that when the rotatable link is activated, the user sitting on the seat is transformed from a sit status into a stand status. This effectively assists the user who does not have sufficient muscle forces to stand up by the assistance mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Fong-Chin Su, Jyh-Jong Chang, Cheng-Chun Chen, Tain-Song Chen, Ming-Hsiang Chang, Ying-Shieh Kung, Kuo-Hsiang Chen
  • Patent number: 7392554
    Abstract: A powered patient lift device includes a main frame having a beam and a wheel chassis. The top of the beam is pivotally connected with a lifting arm. One end of the lifting arm is provided with a seat. A power unit is adapted to drive a lifting unit which then links the lifting arm to move. A control unit is to activate the power unit. A knee support is disposed at a lower section of the beam. The knee support is provided with a knee pad to engage with a user's knee. When the lifting unit is activated, the lifting arm is linked to move the supporting unit to assist the user to stand up or to sit down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Inventors: Fong-Chin Su, Jyh-Jong Chang, Cheng-Chun Chen