Patents by Inventor Hui-Hsin Lu

Hui-Hsin Lu 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: 20210128234
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a tissue imaging method, including: inserting an electronic probe into a lesion area of a patient and ablating tissue of the lesion area; capturing a first image including the lesion area by using an imaging apparatus; vibrating the electronic probe to generate displacement of at least a portion of the tissue of the lesion area, and capturing a second image including the lesion area by using the imaging apparatus; generating a correlation image according to a correlation between the first image and the second image; and computing an ablation boundary according to the correlation image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Wan-Hsin Hsieh, Yu-Yao Wang, Zong-Yi Hsiao, Hui-Hsin Lu
  • Patent number: 10898261
    Abstract: Provided is a bipolar electrode probe, which includes a conductive needle, an insulation layer, a conductive sleeve, and an insulation sleeve. The conductive needle has a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction. The insulation layer covers the conductive needle and has a first opening. The conductive sleeve covers the insulation layer and has a second opening. The insulation sleeve covers the conductive sleeve. When the bipolar electrode probe is turned on, a longitudinal electric field is formed from a front end of the conductive needle to the conductive sleeve along the longitudinal direction. A transverse electric field is formed from the conductive needle to the conductive sleeve via the first opening and the second opening along the transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Meng-Han Tsai, Hui-Hsin Lu, Wei-Che Lin, Ming-Chi Lin, Chi-Ying Lu
  • Patent number: 10888372
    Abstract: A radiofrequency ablation electrode needle includes at least one first segment and at least two second segments. The at least one first segment and the at least two second segments are exposed on a surface of the needle body. An impedance of the at least one first segment is smaller than an impedance of the at least two second segments and at least one of the at least one first segment is disposed between two immediately adjacent ones of the at least two second segments. Besides, the radiofrequency ablation electrode needle is a monopolar electrode needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignees: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
    Inventors: Hui-Hsin Lu, Meng-Han Tsai, Kai-Wen Huang, Jo-Ping Lee, Wen-Yang Chou
  • Publication number: 20200197071
    Abstract: An ablation device including a first electrode, at least one second electrode and a guiding sleeve is provided. The guiding sleeve is sleeved outside the first electrode and the second electrode, so as to fold the second electrode. The guiding sleeve is adapted to move along an axial direction of the first electrode, so as to adjust a length of the first electrode exposed by the guiding sleeve and enable the second electrode to be released and expand in a radial direction of the first electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Chi-Ying Lu, Jo-Ping Lee, Hui-Hsin Lu, Ja-Der Liang, Kai-Wen Huang, Zong-Yi Hsiao
  • Patent number: 10376235
    Abstract: A needle guide system is provided. The needle guide system includes a puncture device, an ultrasound transducer, a first orientation detector, a second orientation detector, a proximity detector and a processor. The ultrasound transducer is configured to obtain an ultrasound image. The first orientation detector is disposed on the puncture device, and the second orientation detector is disposed on the ultrasound transducer. The proximity detector is disposed on at least one of the puncture device and the ultrasound transducer, configured to obtain a relative distance between the puncture device and the ultrasound transducer. The processor is configured to obtain a spatial relationship between the puncture device and the ultrasound transducer by using the first orientation detector, the second orientation detector, and the proximity detector, and predict a trajectory of the puncture device in the ultrasound image according to the spatial relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: Industrial Technology Research Institute, National Taiwan University Hospital
    Inventors: Wan-Hsin Hsieh, Hui-Hsin Lu, Chih-Yuan Wang
  • Publication number: 20190192216
    Abstract: Provided is a bipolar electrode probe, which includes a conductive needle, an insulation layer, a conductive sleeve, and an insulation sleeve. The conductive needle has a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction. The insulation layer covers the conductive needle and has a first opening. The conductive sleeve covers the insulation layer and has a second opening. The insulation sleeve covers the conductive sleeve. When the bipolar electrode probe is turned on, a longitudinal electric field is formed from a front end of the conductive needle to the conductive sleeve along the longitudinal direction. A transverse electric field is formed from the conductive needle to the conductive sleeve via the first opening and the second opening along the transverse direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Meng-Han Tsai, Hui-Hsin Lu, Wei-Che Lin, Ming-Chi Lin, Chi-Ying Lu
  • Publication number: 20180168537
    Abstract: A needle guide system is provided. The needle guide system includes a puncture device, an ultrasound transducer, a first orientation detector, a second orientation detector, a proximity detector and a processor. The ultrasound transducer is configured to obtain an ultrasound image. The first orientation detector is disposed on the puncture device, and the second orientation detector is disposed on the ultrasound transducer. The proximity detector is disposed on at least one of the puncture device and the ultrasound transducer, configured to obtain a relative distance between the puncture device and the ultrasound transducer. The processor is configured to obtain a spatial relationship between the puncture device and the ultrasound transducer by using the first orientation detector, the second orientation detector, and the proximity detector, and predict a trajectory of the puncture device in the ultrasound image according to the spatial relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicants: Industrial Technology Research Institute, National Taiwan University Hospital
    Inventors: Wan-Hsin Hsieh, Hui-Hsin Lu, Chih-Yuan Wang
  • Patent number: 9812281
    Abstract: An X-ray imaging method including the following steps is provided. An X-ray source is provided, wherein the X-ray source includes a housing, a cathode, and an anode target. The housing has an end window. The cathode is disposed in the housing, and the anode target is disposed beside the end window. The cathode is caused to provide an electron beam. A portion of the electron beam hits at least a part of areas of the anode target to generate an X-ray and the X-ray is emitted out of the housing through the end window. The X-ray is caused to irradiate an object to generate X-ray image information. An image detector is used to receive the X-ray image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Hui-Hsin Lu, Wei-Hsin Wang, Jiun-Lin Guo, Shih-Chung Lee
  • Patent number: 9762818
    Abstract: An image sensing device, a system and a method thereof and a charge sensing device are provided. The image sensing device includes a charge sensor, a pixel circuit, a selector and a pulse generator. The charge sensor includes a sensing electrode and generates an induced charge on the sensing electrode. The pixel circuit transforms the induced charge into a pixel voltage. Before the image sensing device outputs the pixel voltage, the pixel circuit receives a pulse voltage from the pulse generator such that at least one transistor in the pixel circuit raises a hot carrier injection effect, so as to amplify the induced charge on the sensing electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Sheng-Yu Peng, Hui-Hsin Lu
  • Publication number: 20170215946
    Abstract: A radiofrequency ablation electrode needle includes at least one first segment and at least two second segments. The at least one first segment and the at least two second segments are exposed on a surface of the needle body. An impedance of the at least one first segment is smaller than an impedance of the at least two second segments and at least one of the at least one first segment is disposed between two immediately adjacent ones of the at least two second segments. Besides, the radiofrequency ablation electrode needle is a monopolar electrode needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicants: Industrial Technology Research Institute, National Taiwan University Hospital
    Inventors: Hui-Hsin Lu, Meng-Han Tsai, Kai-Wen Huang, Jo-Ping Lee, Wen-Yang Chou
  • Publication number: 20160309104
    Abstract: An image sensing device, a system and a method thereof and a charge sensing device are provided. The image sensing device includes a charge sensor, a pixel circuit, a selector and a pulse generator. The charge sensor includes a sensing electrode and generates an induced charge on the sensing electrode. The pixel circuit transforms the induced charge into a pixel voltage. Before the image sensing device outputs the pixel voltage, the pixel circuit receives a pulse voltage from the pulse generator such that at least one transistor in the pixel circuit raises a hot carrier injection effect, so as to amplify the induced charge on the sensing electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Sheng-Yu Peng, Hui-Hsin Lu
  • Patent number: 9360439
    Abstract: An imaging system used for material discrimination of an objet is provided. The imaging system includes an X-ray source and an imaging sensor. The X-ray source generates multienergy polychromatic X-ray, wherein there is an integral-multiple relationship between the multi-energy-band of the X-ray. The object is placed between the X-ray source and the imaging sensor. The X-ray is transmitted toward and imaged by the imaging sensor through the object. An imaging multi-energy-band of the imaging sensor corresponds to the multi-energy-band of the X-ray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Hui-Hsin Lu, Jiun-Lin Guo, Wei-Hsin Wang, Ting-Hsuan Chen, Tsung-Ter Kuo
  • Patent number: 9357955
    Abstract: A portable analytical device including at least one optical unit and optionally an adapting device are provided. The optical unit includes a light beam receiving area, a sample holder, a light beam exiting area, and a lens component. The adapting device holds the optical unit and an external hand-held computing device (EHCD), such that the optical unit is coupled to the EHCD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Hui-Hsin Lu, Sheng-Po Wang, Mao-Yin Wang, Kuan-Hung Chou, Ching-Kai Peng, Wei-Chin Huang, Yu-Hsuan Liao, Louis Lu-Chen Hsu
  • Publication number: 20150340190
    Abstract: An X-ray imaging method including the following steps is provided. An X-ray source is provided, wherein the X-ray source includes a housing, a cathode, and an anode target. The housing has an end window. The cathode is disposed in the housing, and the anode target is disposed beside the end window. The cathode is caused to provide an electron beam. A portion of the electron beam hits at least a part of areas of the anode target to generate an X-ray and the X-ray is emitted out of the housing through the end window. The X-ray is caused to irradiate an object to generate X-ray image information. An image detector is used to receive the X-ray image information. Besides, an X-ray source is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Hui-Hsin Lu, Wei-Hsin Wang, Jiun-Lin Guo, Shih-Chung Lee
  • Publication number: 20150265193
    Abstract: A portable analytical device including at least one optical unit and optionally an adapting device are provided. The optical unit includes a light beam receiving area, a sample holder, a light beam exiting area, and a lens component. The adapting device holds the optical unit and an external hand-held computing device (EHCD), such that the optical unit is coupled to the EHCD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Hui-Hsin Lu, Sheng-Po Wang, Mao-Yin Wang, Kuan-Hung Chou, Ching-Kai Peng, Wei-Chin Huang, Yu-Hsuan Liao, Louis Lu-Chen Hsu
  • Publication number: 20140185752
    Abstract: An imaging system used for material discrimination of an objet is provided. The imaging system includes an X-ray source and an imaging sensor. The X-ray source generates multienergy polychromatic X-ray, wherein there is an integral-multiple relationship between the multi-energy-band of the X-ray. The object is placed between the X-ray source and the imaging sensor. The X-ray is transmitted toward and imaged by the imaging sensor through the object. An imaging multi-energy-band of the imaging sensor corresponds to the multi-energy-band of the X-ray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Hui-Hsin Lu, Jiun-Lin Guo, Wei-Hsin Wang, Ting-Hsuan Chen, Tsung-Ter Kuo
  • Publication number: 20140166888
    Abstract: A pixel structure includes a first photoelectric conversion layer, a second photoelectric conversion layer, a blocking layer, a first electronic element layer and a second electronic element layer. The first photoelectric conversion layer converts a first energy portion of an X-ray into a first electrical signal and the second photoelectric conversion converts a second energy portion thereof into a second electrical signal. The blocking layer is disposed between the first and second photoelectric conversion layers to filter out partial ray with a portion of the frequency range of the X-ray. The first electronic element layer is disposed between the first photoelectric conversion layer and the blocking layer to enable the first photoelectric conversion layer and receive the first electrical signal; the second electronic element layer is disposed between the second photoelectric conversion layer and the blocking layer to enable the second photoelectric conversion layer and receive the second electrical signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Hui-Hsin Lu, Tsung-Ter Kuo, Ting-Hsuan Chen