Patents by Inventor Ming Chou

Ming Chou 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: 20210290085
    Abstract: An optical medical detection device includes a first physiological sensor and a processor. The first physiological sensor is adapted to continuously output a first photoplethysmography (PPG) signal generated by a first skin area of an object, and further to optionally and continuously output a second photoplethysmography (PPG) signal generated by a second skin area of the object. The second skin area is different from the first skin area. The processor is electrically connected to the first physiological sensor. The processor is adapted to convert the first PPG signal and the second PPG signal into a physiological feature, and the physiological feature is at least one of a blood pressure ratio and a blood flow velocity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Shih-Jen Lu, Yang-Ming Chou, Chien-Yi Kao, Hsin-Yi Lin, Chih-Ming Sun, Chung-Yuo Wu
  • Patent number: 11128495
    Abstract: A method for wireless communication involving high-reliability ultra-reliable low latency communication (URLLC) control and data channel transmissions is disclosed. The method includes receiving, by a user equipment (UE), first downlink control information (DCI) in a first control resource set (CORESET), the first DCI providing scheduling information for transmission of first data over a first physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH), receiving, by the UE, second DCI in a second CORESET, the second DCI providing scheduling information for transmission of second data over a second PDSCH. The method also includes receiving, by the UE, the first data over the first PDSCH, and receiving, by the UE, the second data over the second PDSCH, where the first data and the second data are repetition data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Yu-Hsin Cheng, Chie-Ming Chou
  • Patent number: 11129234
    Abstract: A method for wireless communications is provided. The method includes receiving, by a communication device, duplication assistance information from a network, wherein the communication device is configured with a first Radio Link Control (RLC) entity and a second RLC entity; duplicating, by the communication device, a first PDCP Protocol Data Unit (PDU) to create a second PDCP PDU that is a copy of the first PDCP PDU; submitting, by the communication device, the first PDCP PDU and the second PDCP PDU to the first RLC entity and the second RLC entity, respectively; and discarding, by the communication device, the second PDCP PDU in a buffer of the second RLC entity based on the duplication assistance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Hung-Chen Chen, Chie-Ming Chou
  • Patent number: 11128369
    Abstract: A method for random access performed by a MAC entity of a UE is provided. The method includes: receiving a first beam failure recovery configuration of a first UL BWP; receiving a second beam failure recovery configuration of a second UL BWP; initiating a first RA procedure on the first UL BWP by applying at least one first RA parameter configured in the first beam failure recovery configuration, when a number of beam failure instances that have been received from lower layers is larger than or equal to a threshold; switching an active UL BWP of the UE from the first UL BWP to a second UL BWP before completion of the first RA procedure; and initiating a second RA procedure on the second UL BWP by applying at least one second RA parameter configured in the second beam failure recovery configuration, after switching to the second UL BWP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Chia-Hung Wei, Chie-Ming Chou, Heng-Li Chin
  • Patent number: 11127635
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for forming a multi-dimensional integrated chip structure. In some embodiments, the method may be performed by bonding a second substrate to an upper surface of a first substrate. A first edge trimming cut is performed along a first loop and extends into a first peripheral portion of the second substrate. A second edge trimming cut is performed along a second loop and extends into a second peripheral portion of the second substrate and into the first substrate. A third edge trimming cut is performed along a third loop and extends into a third peripheral portion of the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yung-Lung Lin, Cheng-Hsien Chou, Cheng-Yuan Tsai, Kuo-Ming Wu, Hau-Yi Hsiao
  • Patent number: 11129041
    Abstract: Some of the present implementations provide a method for reporting measurement results by a user equipment (UE). The method receives, at the UE, a radio resource control (RRC) release message to transition to an RRC Inactive state. The method of some of the present implementations performs measurements while in the RRC Inactive state. The method then receives an RRC resume message from a base station, the RRC resume message comprising a request for the measurement results. After receiving the RRC resume message, the method transmits the measurement results to the base station in an RRC resume complete message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Hung-Chen Chen, Chie-Ming Chou
  • Patent number: 11121162
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards an image sensor including a light pipe structure. A photodetector disposed within a semiconductor substrate. A gate electrode is over the semiconductor substrate and borders the photodetector. An inter-level dielectric (ILD) layer overlies the semiconductor substrate. A conductive contact is disposed within the ILD layer such that a bottom surface of the conductive contact is below a top surface of the gate electrode. The light pipe structure overlies the photodetector such that a bottom surface of the light pipe structure is recessed below a top surface of the conductive contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsun-Kai Tsao, Jiech-Fun Lu, Shih-Pei Chou, Tzu-Ming Wang
  • Publication number: 20210280607
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an apparatus with a local interconnect structure. The apparatus can include a first transistor, a second transistor, a first interconnect structure, a second interconnect structure, and a third interconnect structure. The local interconnect structure can be coupled to gate terminals of the first and second transistors and routed at a same interconnect level as reference metal lines coupled to ground and a power supply voltage. The first interconnect structure can be coupled to a source/drain terminal of the first transistor and routed above the local interconnect structure. The second interconnect structure can be coupled to a source/drain terminal of the second transistor and routed above the local interconnect structure. The third interconnect structure can be routed above the local interconnect structure and at a same interconnect level as the first and second interconnect structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Liang CHEN, Cheng-Chi Chuang, Chih-Ming Lai, Chia-Tien Wu, Charles Chew-Yuen Young, Hui-Ting Yang, Jiann-Tyng Tzeng, Ru-Gun Liu, Wei-Cheng Lin, Lei-Chun Chou, Wei-An Lai
  • Patent number: 11115967
    Abstract: Techniques are described for handling enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) and Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communication (URLLC) simultaneous transmissions. For example, based on received downlink control information (DCI), user equipment (UE) can determine one or more behaviors to perform based on whether the DCI is related an enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) service and/or an ultra-reliable low-latency communication (URLLC) service. The behaviors performed when the DCI is related to the eMBB service can be different than the behaviors performed when the DCI is related to the URLLC service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: FG INNOVATION COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yu-Hsin Cheng, Chie-Ming Chou, Chien-Chun Cheng
  • Patent number: 11115165
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, by a User Equipment (UE), Transmission Configuration Indicator (TCI) state data in a Physical Download Control Channel (PDCCH) determining multiple Physical Downlink Shared Channels (PDSCHs), where the TCI state data is associated with multiple Demodulation Reference Signal (DMRS) port groups, and obtaining, by the UE, multiple Quasi Co-Location (QCL) assumptions for receiving the PDSCHs based on the DMRS port groups associated with the TCI state data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Tsung-Hua Tsai, Chie-Ming Chou
  • Patent number: 11115156
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) for discontinuous reception (DRX) operation having a Downlink DRX Hybrid Automatic Repeat reQuest (HARQ) Round-Trip Time Timer (drx-HARQ-RTT-TimerDL) is disclosed. The UE comprises one or more non-transitory computer-readable media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon; at least one processor coupled to the one or more non-transitory computer-readable media, and configured to execute the computer-executable instructions to perform the DRX operation, wherein the DRX operation comprises: starting the drx-HARQ-RTT-TimerDL from an initial value in a first symbol after an end of a corresponding transmission carrying a DL HARQ feedback, the DL HARQ feedback corresponding to downlink data. The initial value is represented in number of symbols of a BWP (bandwidth part) where the downlink data is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Chia-Hung Wei, Chie-Ming Chou
  • Publication number: 20210274525
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) and a method for small data transmission are provided. The method includes receiving a Radio Resource Control (RRC) release message from a base station (BS), the RRC release message including a small data transmission configuration indicating a radio bearer to be retained; suspending all established signaling radio bearers (SRBs) and data radio bearers (DRBs) except SRB0 and the indicated radio bearer; transitioning from an RRC_CONNECTED state to an RRC_INACTIVE or RRC_IDLE state; performing the small data transmission via a random access (RA) procedure by applying the small data transmission configuration; receiving, from the BS, a downlink (DL) response message including a specific uplink (UL) resource indication indicating a Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) associated with a configured grant; and determining whether to perform subsequent data transmission after receiving a random access response (RAR) for the RA procedure according to the specific UL resource indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: CHIA-HUNG WEI, CHIE-MING CHOU
  • Patent number: 11104981
    Abstract: An aluminum-cobalt-chromium-iron-nickel-silicon alloy has atomic percentages of 4-12 at % aluminum, 15-25 at % cobalt, 25-35 at % chromium, 4-8 at % iron, 15-25 at % nickel, 10-25 at % silicon, wherein the atomic percentage of aluminum plus silicon is between 18-32 at %. The disclosure applies the alloy design to develop a low-aluminum Al—Co—Cr—Fe—Ni—Si alloy composition, and has high-temperature hardness, high wear resistance, corrosion resistance and high temperature oxidation resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chi-San Chen, Yu-Hsien Chou, Chao-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 11102838
    Abstract: A method of Radio Access Network (RAN) Notification Area (RNA) management for a user equipment (UE) is disclosed. The method includes receiving, by the UE, a first Radio Resource Control (RRC) message having a first RNA configuration; storing, by the UE, the first RNA configuration, when the UE is in an RRC Connected state, an RRC Inactive state, or a transition between the RRC Inactive state and the RRC Connected state; and applying, by the UE, an RNA update procedure, based on the first RNA configuration when the UE is in the RRC Inactive state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Yung-Lan Tseng, Chie-Ming Chou, Hung-Chen Chen
  • Patent number: 11096122
    Abstract: A method, by a user equipment (UE), for discontinuous reception (DRX) operation is described. The method includes receiving, by receiving circuitry of the UE, a radio resource control (RRC) configuration containing a first DRX parameter configuration, the first DRX parameter configuration configuring a first DRX parameter having a first unit, and receiving, by the receiving circuitry of the UE, the RRC configuration containing a second DRX parameter configuration, the second DRX parameter configuration configuring a second DRX parameter having a second unit, where the first unit is in millisecond or sub-millisecond, and the second unit is in slot or symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Chia-Hung Wei, Chie-Ming Chou
  • Publication number: 20210250794
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) and a method for wireless communication are provided. The method includes receiving a first radio resource control (RRC) configuration, the first RRC configuration configuring a radio link monitoring configuration that includes a beam failure detection (BFD) timer and a beam failure indication (BFI) count threshold; starting or restarting the BFD timer by a medium access control (MAC) entity of the UE each time a BFI is received from a lower layer; counting a number of the received BFIs using a BFI counter; initiating a beam failure recovery (BFR) procedure upon determining that the BFI counter indicates a value greater than or equal to the BFI count threshold; and setting the BFI counter to zero when receiving a second RRC configuration that reconfigures the radio link monitoring configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: CHIA-HUNG WEI, CHIE-MING CHOU, CHIEN-CHUN CHENG, YU-HSIN CHENG, HUNG-CHEN CHEN, HENG-LI CHIN
  • Patent number: 11089536
    Abstract: A method executed by a wireless device for network access of the wireless device to a network node is disclosed. The method includes initiating an access attempt to the network node; reading a first layer of access control information (ACI) from the network node to determine whether an access control indicator in the first layer for an access category is ON, wherein the access control indicator for the access category is associated with a characteristic/classification of the access attempt by the wireless device to the network node; in response to the access control indicator in the first layer for the access category being ON, reading a second layer of the ACI from the network node to determine whether the access attempt to the network node is allowed based on one or more specific parameters associated with the access category in the second layer of the ACI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Chia-Hung Wei, Chie-Ming Chou
  • Publication number: 20210243653
    Abstract: A wireless communication method performed by a user equipment (UE) is provided. The wireless communication method includes transmitting, to a first base station, a radio resource control (RRC) message indicating a requested network slice, the RRC message including a UE identifier (ID) and single network slice selection assistance information (S-NSSAI); receiving, from the first base station, a network slice response indicating the requested network slice is rejected and a cause of the rejection; and establishing a first RRC connection with the first base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: MEI-JU SHIH, CHIE-MING CHOU, YUNG-LAN TSENG, CHIA-HUNG WEI
  • Publication number: 20210236016
    Abstract: A physiological detection device includes system including a first array PPG detector, a second array PPG detector, a display and a processing unit. The first array PPG detector is configured to generate a plurality of first PPG signals. The second array PPG detector is configured to generate a plurality of second PPG signals. The display is configured to show a detected result of the physiological detection system. The processing unit is configured to convert the plurality of first PPG signals and the plurality of second PPG signals to a first 3D energy distribution and a second 3D energy distribution, respectively, and control the display to show an alert message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: CHIUNG-WEN LIN, WEI-RU HAN, YANG-MING CHOU, CHENG-NAN TSAI, REN-HAU GU, CHIH-YUAN CHUANG
  • Publication number: 20210235537
    Abstract: An RRC connection resume method of a wireless communication system is provided. An RRC suspend message is received by a UE from a first base station. An RRC resume procedure is performed by the UE with a second base station in response to the RRC suspend message. An RRC resume response is received by the UE from the second base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: YUNG-LAN TSENG, MEI-JU SHIH, CHIA-HUNG WEI, CHIE-MING CHOU