Patents by Inventor Hung-Hsiu Yu

Hung-Hsiu Yu 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: 20100235451
    Abstract: An instant messaging interaction system and method work by: analyzing communicative information sent by a remote user to create emotional messages and analyzing information about the remote user's identity; storage in a storage module behavior weight value preset and corresponding to the information about the remote user's identity; determining, by a learning module, interactive responses according to the emotional messages and the behavior weight values; outputting, by an output module, the interactive responses; detecting if receiving a feedback signal from an local user; if the feedback signal is not received, the learning module stores the behavior weight value in the storage module; if the feedback signal is received, the feedback module generates a modification value corresponding to different levels of the feedback signal; generating, by the learning module and according to a detection result, modification values for modifying the behavior weight values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Hung-Hsiu YU, Hsin-Yi LIN, Hsuan-Kuan HUANG, Ching-Yi KUO, Ching-Yi LIU
  • Publication number: 20100165116
    Abstract: A camera with dynamic calibration and a method thereof is provided. The camera is first subject to an initial calibration. Then, a motion amount of the camera is calculated, and a plurality of motion amount estimation samples of the camera is generated according to the motion amount. Then, a weight of each of the motion amount estimation samples is calculated. Thereafter, the plurality of motion amount estimation samples is re-sampled based on the weights, and the camera is calibrated by the re-sampled estimated motion samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Hsiang-Wen Hsieh, Hung-Hsiu Yu, Wei-Han Wang, Chin-Chia Wu
  • Patent number: 7643906
    Abstract: An obstacle and cliff avoiding system is disclosed, which is substantially a movable chassis having at least a displacement sensor arranged thereon. In a preferred embodiment, each displacement sensor is tilted by a specific angle with respect to a surface detected thereby while being driven to move in circle by a rotating apparatus for enabling the same to scan a defined fan-like area or the circular area around the chassis in a circulating manner. As each displacement sensor is tilted by the specific angle and is initiated to issue a working signal, the paths of signal emission and reception of each sensor are defined by the specific angle, whereas the reflected working signal received by the sensor is sent to a control unit to be compared with the working signal so that the control unit is able to evaluate whether there is an obstacle or a drop in front of the moving direction of the movable chassis and thus control the chassis to maneuver around the obstacle or the drop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Hung-Hsiu Yu, Kuo-Shih Tseng, Yu-Lun Ho, Mao-Feng Tu, Chun-Hung Liu
  • Patent number: 7636621
    Abstract: A path guidance method for autonomous mobile device, by which a directional wireless reception unit, arranged on the autonomous mobile device, is enabled to receive a radio wave guidance signal issued by a call unit while the direction pointing to the call unit can be determined with respect to the intensity and direction of the received radio wave guidance signal, and thus the autonomous mobile device is directed to move toward the pointing direction until the autonomous mobile device reaches a location specified by the call unit. In a preferred aspect, the autonomous mobile device is determined to be not far from the call unit when the intensity of the radio wave guidance signal, received by the directional wireless reception unit, is larger than a predefined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Shih-Ping Lee, Yu-Liang Chung, Hung-Hsiu Yu, Tung-Chuan Wu
  • Patent number: 7577499
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an obstacle detection device, adapted for an autonomous mobile system, which comprises: a conducting wire, a first unit and a second unit. The first unit further comprises a first conducting part, electrically connected to an end of the conducting wire; and the second unit further comprises a second conducting part, electrically connected to another end of the conducting wire other than that connecting to the first conducting part. As an abnormality, such as the autonomous mobile system comes into contact with an obstacle, or misses a step, is happening and detected by the obstacle detection device, a reactive force will be generated to force the two conducting parts to contact with each other so as to enable an electrical conduction for issuing an electrical signal to the control unit of the autonomous mobile system and thus enabling the autonomous mobile system to react with respect to the abnormality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Yann-Shuoh Sun, Hung-Hsiu Yu, Yu-Liang Chung, Shao-Yu Hsu
  • Patent number: 7568536
    Abstract: An omni-directional robot cleaner, composed of a platform and a plurality of driving units for driving and controlling the movement of the platform, in which the platform further comprises: a sensing unit, for obstacle detection; a cleaning unit, for collecting and removing dust and dirt; a processing unit, capable of receiving signals transmitted from the sensing unit while planning and mapping a travel path accordingly; and a power unit, for providing power to the omni-directional robot cleaner while managing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Hung-Hsiu Yu, Shou-Ren Chen, Yu-Lun Ho, Wei-Han Wang, Fang Chang
  • Publication number: 20090170057
    Abstract: A body interactively learning method is disclosed, which comprises the steps of: turning on the power of a body interactively learning apparatus while selecting an operation mode for the same; attaching a motion sensor of the body interactively learning apparatus onto body of a user; using the motion sensor to detect vibrations of the body and consequently sending the detected vibration signals to a processing unit; enabling the processing unit to perform an evaluation for determining whether the vibration signals are valid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: HUNG-HSIU YU, CHING-YI LIU, WEI-HAN WANG, CHIU-SHENG TSENG
  • Publication number: 20090091470
    Abstract: An information communication and interaction device and a method for the same are disclosed. The device is applicable to a data processing device that can run information communication software and has first data transmission unit. The data processing device is capable of processing information communication and sharing by using the information communication software through a data transmission system. According to the method, a control unit processes information communication with the data processing device through a second data transmission unit, which is connected to the first data transmission unit, and based on coded data of the communicated information, the control unit commands a drive unit to drive a motion unit to bring about a real motion corresponding to the information. Therefore, signified conception of the information can be expressed properly by means of real interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Hung-Hsiu YU, Ching-Yi LIU, Tung-Chuan WU, Wei-Han WANG
  • Publication number: 20090058673
    Abstract: An information communication and interaction device and method for the same are disclosed according to the present invention; the device is applicable to data processing device that can run the information communication software and has first data transmission unit; the data processing device is capable of processing information communication and sharing by using the information communication software through one data transmission system; features of the method of the present invention are: have one control unit process information communication with data processing device through one second data transmission unit, which is connecting to the first data transmission unit; and based on coded datum of the communicated information, the control unit commands one drive unit to drive one motion unit to bring about a real motion corresponding to the information; therefore, signified conception of the information can be expressed properly by means of real interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventors: Hung-Hsiu Yu, Ching-Yi Liu, Tung-Chuan Wu, Wei-Han Wang
  • Publication number: 20080269972
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an obstacle detection device, adapted for an autonomous mobile system, which comprises: a conducting wire, a first unit and a second unit. The first unit further comprises a first conducting part, electrically connected to an end of the conducting wire; and the second unit further comprises a second conducting part, electrically connected to another end of the conducting wire other than that connecting to the first conducting part. As an abnormality, such as the autonomous mobile system comes into contact with an obstacle, or misses a step, is happening and detected by the obstacle detection device, a reactive force will be generated to force the two conducting parts to contact with each other so as to enable an electrical conduction for issuing an electrical signal to the control unit of the autonomous mobile system and thus enabling the autonomous mobile system to react with respect to the abnormality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: YANN-SHUOH SUN, HUNG-HSIU YU, YU-LIANG CHUNG, SHAO-YU HSU
  • Patent number: 7444215
    Abstract: A moving apparatus has a body, and has at least a pair of wheels, a control unit, a direction measuring unit and at least a pair of encoders installed on the body. The direction measuring unit coupled to the control unit measures the direction of the body, and the control unit obtains a first direction variation according to the direction information. The pair of encoders coupled to the control unit measure a speed of the pair of wheels, and the control unit obtains a second direction variation according to information of the speed. The control unit compares the first and second direction variations to determine whether the direction measuring unit is temporarily dysfunction. Based on the result of comparison, the control unit applies the information provided by the direction measuring unit or the pair of encoders to obtain the current direction of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Hsuan-Kuan Huang, Hung-Hsiu Yu, Wei-Han Wang, Ching-Yi Liu
  • Publication number: 20080172150
    Abstract: A moving apparatus has a body, and has at least a pair of wheels, a control unit, a direction measuring unit and at least a pair of encoders installed on the body. The direction measuring unit coupled to the control unit measures the direction of the body, and the control unit obtains a first direction variation according to the direction information. The pair of encoders coupled to the control unit measure a speed of the pair of wheels, and the control unit obtains a second direction variation according to information of the speed. The control unit compares the first and second direction variations to determine whether the direction measuring unit is temporarily dysfunction. Based on the result of comparison, the control unit applies the information provided by the direction measuring unit or the pair of encoders to obtain the current direction of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Hsuan-Kuan Huang, Hung-Hsiu Yu, Wei-Han Wang, Ching-Yi Liu
  • Publication number: 20080161969
    Abstract: A method for routing a robotic apparatus to a service station and robotic apparatus service system using thereof are disclosed in the present invention, wherein the system comprises at least one service station and a robotic apparatus. The service station is capable of providing charging service and has a signal emitter array which functions to emit communication signals for guiding the robotic apparatus back to the service station. The robotic apparatus has a signal receiver for searching and detecting the communication signal emitted from the service station and determines the moving direction according to the intensity of the communication signal received by the signal receiver so as to arrive at the service station smoothly through the method disclosed in the present invention. Once the robotic apparatus arrives at the service station, the service station may provide service such as charging to the robotic apparatus while the robotic apparatus may standby to wait for the accomplishment of charging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventors: Shih-Ping Lee, Yu-Liang Chung, Long-Der Chen, Hung-Hsiu Yu, Ching-Chi Liao
  • Publication number: 20080162142
    Abstract: An emotion abreaction device including a body, a control unit, a man machine interacting module and an emotion abreaction unit is provided. The control unit, the man machine interacting module and the emotion abreaction unit are disposed in the body. The man machine interacting module is electrically connected to the control unit for the user to select an emotion abreaction mode. The emotion abreaction unit is electrically connected to the control unit and has at least one sensor to measure force and/or volume for the user to abreact by knocking and/or yelling. Moreover, a using method of an emotion abreaction device includes turning on the emotion abreaction device, and then, responding to the user with a voice and/or an image according to the sensing result of the magnitude of the volume and/or the force after the user knocks and/or yells to an emotion abreaction unit of the emotion abreaction device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Hung-Hsiu Yu, Yi-Yi Yu, Ching-Yi Liu
  • Publication number: 20080134801
    Abstract: A tactile sensing for human robot interaction device and a method thereof are provided. The tactile sensing device at least includes a touch interface, a tactile sensor module, a controller, and an actuating unit. The tactile sensor module coupled to the touch interface is used to sense an external touch, so as to generate a series of timing data corresponding to the external touch. The controller coupled to the tactile sensor module is used to receive the series of timing data, and to determine a touch pattern based on a geometric calculation, so as to generate a control signal. The actuating unit coupled to the controller responses an interactive reaction corresponding to the touch pattern based on the control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Kuo-Shih Tseng, Chiu-Wang Chen, Yi-Ming Chu, Wei-Han Wang, Hung-Hsiu Yu
  • Publication number: 20080009984
    Abstract: A path guidance method for autonomous mobile device, by which a directional wireless reception unit, arranged on the autonomous mobile device, is enabled to receive a radio wave guidance signal issued by a call unit while the direction pointing to the call unit can be determined with respect to the intensity and direction of the received radio wave guidance signal, and thus the autonomous mobile device is directed to move toward the pointing direction until the autonomous mobile device reaches a location specified by the call unit. In a preferred aspect, the autonomous mobile device is determined to be not far from the call unit when the intensity of the radio wave guidance signal, received by the directional wireless reception unit, is larger than a predefined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventors: Shih-Ping Lee, Yu-Liang Chung, Hung-Hsiu Yu, Tung-Chuan Wu
  • Publication number: 20070293995
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an obstacle detection device, adapted for an autonomous mobile system, which comprises: a conducting wire, a first unit and a second unit. The first unit further comprises a first conducting part, electrically connected to an end of the conducting wire; and the second unit further comprises a second conducting part, electrically connected to another end of the conducting wire other than that connecting to the first conducting part. As an abnormality, such as the autonomous mobile system comes into contact with an obstacle, or misses a step, is happening and detected by the obstacle detection device, a reactive force will be generated to force the two conducting parts to contact with each other so as to enable an electrical conduction for issuing an electrical signal to the control unit of the autonomous mobile system and thus enabling the autonomous mobile system to react with respect to the abnormality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yann-Shuoh Sun, Hung-Hsiu Yu, Yu-Liang Chung, Shao-Yu Hsu
  • Publication number: 20070272463
    Abstract: An omni-directional robot cleaner, composed of a platform and a plurality of driving units for driving and controlling the movement of the platform, in which the platform further comprises: a sensing unit, for obstacle detection; a-cleaning unit, for collecting and removing dust and dirt; a processing unit, capable of receiving signals transmitted from the sensing unit while planning and mapping a travel path accordingly; and a power unit, for providing power to the omni-directional robot cleaner while managing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventors: Hung-Hsiu Yu, Shou-Ren Chen, Yu-Lun Ho, Wei-Han Wang, Fang Chang
  • Publication number: 20070265740
    Abstract: An obstacle and cliff avoiding system is disclosed, which is substantially a movable chassis having at least a displacement sensor arranged thereon. In a preferred embodiment, each displacement sensor is tilted by a specific angle with respect to a surface detected thereby while being driven to move in circle by a rotating apparatus for enabling the same to scan a defined fan-like area or the circular area around the chassis in a circulating manner. As each displacement sensor is tilted by the specific angle and is initiated to issue a working signal, the paths of signal emission and reception of each sensor are defined by the specific angle, whereas the reflected working signal received by the sensor is sent to a control unit to be compared with the working signal so that the control unit is able to evaluate whether there is an obstacle or a drop in front of the moving direction of the movable chassis and thus control the chassis to maneuver around the obstacle or the drop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventors: Hung-Hsiu Yu, Kuo-Shih Tseng, Yu-Lun Ho, Mao-Feng Tu, Chun-Hung Liu
  • Patent number: 6518775
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for determining the spacing between a heater and a showerhead. First, at least one variable capacitor is placed between the heater and the showerhead, such that the spacing between the heater and the showerhead is in a predetermined relationship to the capacitance of the variable capacitor. Then, the capacitance of the variable capacitor is measured, and the spacing between the heater and the showerhead is converted from the capacitance. The determination process of the present invention can be conducted at high temperature above 350° C., and the spacing can be determined without opening the deposition chamber. This makes the entire process very convenient and the cost can be saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: ProMos Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Hung-Hsiu Yu, Alex Wu, Ming Chih Sung