Patents by Inventor Po-Jen Ko

Po-Jen Ko 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: 20170256445
    Abstract: A device, structure, and method are provided whereby an insert layer is utilized to provide additional support for surrounding dielectric layers. The insert layer may be applied between two dielectric layers. Once formed, trenches and vias are formed within the composite layers, and the insert layer will help to provide support that will limit or eliminate undesired bending or other structural motions that could hamper subsequent process steps, such as filling the trenches and vias with conductive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Chia-Cheng Chou, Chih-Chien Chi, Chung-Chi Ko, Yao-Jen Chang, Chen-Yuan Kao, Kai-Shiang Kuo, Po-Cheng Shih, Tze-Liang Lee, Jun-Yi Ruan
  • Patent number: 9754822
    Abstract: A device, structure, and method are provided whereby an insert layer is utilized to provide additional support for surrounding dielectric layers. The insert layer may be applied between two dielectric layers. Once formed, trenches and vias are formed within the composite layers, and the insert layer will help to provide support that will limit or eliminate undesired bending or other structural motions that could hamper subsequent process steps, such as filling the trenches and vias with conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chia-Cheng Chou, Chih-Chien Chi, Chung-Chi Ko, Yao-Jen Chang, Chen-Yuan Kao, Kai-Shiang Kuo, Po-Cheng Shih, Tze-Liang Lee, Jun-Yi Ruan
  • Publication number: 20160354593
    Abstract: An implantable venous device is provided with a catheter including a passage; a locking nut including a channel for receipt of the catheter, and an annular convex end; an injection seat including a base, a peripheral wall, and a mounting member projecting out of the wall; a connecting tube projecting out of the mounting member and including a bulged central portion and an annular curved outward end wherein the locking nut is secured onto the bulged central portion; a base member including a groove; a housing including a top opening, a clamping portion on a periphery of the top opening, and a passageway through a bottom edge for receipt of the base member wherein the injection seat is fastened in the housing, and the locking nut is in the groove; and an implant member in the top opening and including a peripheral flange urged downward by the clamping portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Po-Jen Ko, Ching-Yang Wu, Yun-Hen Liu
  • Publication number: 20150151099
    Abstract: A process of manufacturing a totally implantable venous device is provided with forming a catheter; securing a locking nut of the catheter is secured to a proximal end of the catheter; forming a base of injection seat; forming a connecting tube to communicate with injection seat and catheter; putting the locking nut on a bulged central portion of the connecting tube; forming a base and a housing by injection molding with the base of injection seat disposed therein and the locking nut disposed in both the housing and the base; forming a space on a top of the injection seat to communicate with the injection seat; and forming an injection membrane in the space to seal the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: Po-Jen Ko, Ching-Yang Wu, Yun-Hen Liu
  • Patent number: 8894700
    Abstract: An abdominal aortic stent includes a first sub-stent and a second sub-stent each having a front end. The circumference of the front end of each sub-stent is half of the circumference of the abdominal aorta. When the circumference is gradually reduced to a rear end of each sub-stent, it has entered one side of the bilateral femoral arteries. The rear ends of the sub-stents with full circumference of the cross-sectional area of the femoral artery are included therein. The first and second sub-stents are coated with external removable membrane to compress the sub-stents to generate smaller circumferences. When the removable membrane has been removed, the sub-stents are fully extended to reconstruct the vascular flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventors: Po-Jen Ko, Ching-Yang Wu, Yun-Hen Liu, Hui-Ping Liu
  • Patent number: 8690687
    Abstract: A magnetic coupling assembly has a supporting base, a first disk, a second disk and two piezoelectric actuators. The piezoelectric actuators are mounted between the supporting base and the first disk to drive the first disk to move along an axial direction of the supporting base and to adjust the air gap between the first and second disks. Each piezoelectric actuator has a housing, a pushing arm and at least one piezoelectric block. The pushing arm is mounted slidably in and extends out of the housing along a longitudinal direction parallel with the axial direction of the supporting base and has an end securely connected with the first disk. The at least one piezoelectric block is mounted in the housing and is attached to the pushing arm to push the pushing arm to move along the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: National Cheng Kung University
    Inventors: Mi-Ching Tsai, Hung-Shiang Chuang, Sheng-He Wang, Po-Jen Ko, Kwei-Yuan Chiou
  • Patent number: 8556924
    Abstract: A natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) device is provided with a puncture needle including a puncture end, an intermediate protruding safety stud, and a positioning projection on an outer surface; dilator sheaths each including tapered first diameters, an insert member at one end, a limiting shoulder at the other end, a positioning protrusion on an outer surface, and a groove on an inner surface; working sheaths each having a plurality of tapered second diameters and including a positioning protuberance on an outer surface and a trough on an inner surface; and a tool member including a shaft having a graduation on an outer surface, and an operating head threadedly secured to the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Chang Gung Medical Foundation, Linkou Branch
    Inventors: Yun-Hen Liu, Ching-Yang Wu, Po-Jen Ko
  • Publication number: 20130218258
    Abstract: An abdominal aortic stent includes a first sub-stent and a second sub-stent, each having a front end and the circumference of the front end of each sub-stent is half of the circumference of the abdominal aorta, and when the circumference is gradually reduced to a rear end of each sub-stent, it has entered one side of the bilateral femoral arteries, wherein the rear ends of the sub-stents with full circumference of the cross-sectional area of the femoral artery are included therein; the first and second sub-stents are coated with external removable membrane to compress the sub-stents to generate smaller circumferences, and when the membrane has been removed, the sub-stents are fully extended to reconstruct the vascular flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: Po-Jen Ko, Ching-Yang Wu, Yun-Hen Liu, Hui-Ping Liu
  • Publication number: 20130035648
    Abstract: A totally implantable venous device includes a port, a catheter and a sleeving member. The port includes an arcuate housing having a recess on an inner surface, an opening communicating with the recess and having a flat mouth, an internal chamber, and a base formed of hard plastic and being capable of preventing a needle from being inserted therethrough. The catheter includes an enlarged fastening member at one end. The sleeve is complementarily mounted on a front portion of the enlarged fastening member. The sleeving member is complementarily mounted on the remaining portion of the enlarged fastening member. The recess and the opening form a through hole having an enlarged intermediate portion. The enlarged fastening member has a truncated trapezoidal shape. The sleeving member, the enlarged fastening member and a connector of a receiving seat in the port form a watertight structure at the through hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: Po-Jen Ko, Ching-Yang Wu, Yun-Hen Liu
  • Patent number: 8291908
    Abstract: A device for positioning a tracheostomy tube includes a tracheostomy tube and a tracheostomy tube protecting membrane. The tracheostomy tube protecting membrane includes a tearing line portion formed at two sides of the tracheostomy tube protecting membrane. The tracheostomy tube protecting membrane is used for mounting in a trachea of a patient to form a positioning path for the tracheostomy tube. The tearing line portion is used for being torn open and removed. The tracheostomy tube protecting membrane is mounted in a trachea of a patient first. The tracheostomy tube protecting membrane can effectively protect the trachea of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventors: Ching-Yang Wu, Yun-Hen Liu, Po-Jen Ko
  • Publication number: 20120253376
    Abstract: A natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) device is provided with a puncture needle including a puncture end, an intermediate protruding safety stud, and a positioning projection on an outer surface; dilator sheaths each including tapered first diameters, an insert member at one end, a limiting shoulder at the other end, a positioning protrusion on an outer surface, and a groove on an inner surface; working sheaths each having a plurality of tapered second diameters and including a positioning protuberance on an outer surface and a trough on an inner surface; and a tool member including a shaft having a graduation on an outer surface, and an operating head threadedly secured to the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: CHANG GUNG MEDICAL FOUNDATION, LINKOU BRANCH
    Inventors: Yun-Hen Liu, Ching-Yang Wu, Po-Jen Ko
  • Publication number: 20120123526
    Abstract: A thoracic aortic stent structure, including a main stent having at least one sub-stent which is formed as a piece on the main stent; and a membrane covering the main stent and the at least one sub-stent, and having at least one side-opening corresponding to a free end of the at least one sub-stent. The membrane compresses the main stent and the at least one sub-stent, which causes diameter of the main stent and the at least one sub-stent narrower. Upon removing the membrane, the main stent and the at least one sub-stent can extend to reconstruct a vascular pathway. The thoracic aortic stent is able to simplify the process, of placement, save time and provide easy operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Po-Jen Ko, Ching-Yang Wu, Yun-Hen Liu
  • Publication number: 20120037155
    Abstract: An auxiliary chamber for inhaled-drugs includes a hollow tube body and a hollow side tube; and a unidirectional air valve which only allows air from an inlet flowing to an outlet end is located at the inlet end of the hollow tube body, wherein the outlet end of the hollow tube body is connected to an endotracheal tube. The hollow side tube connects with a lateral hole of the hollow tube body at one end, and a special universal adapter at the other end. The special universal adapter has a small through hole which is used to accommodate an inhaler therein to release inhaled drugs in the inhaler into the hollow tube body, and the inhaled drugs moves from the inlet end with air flow to the outlet end after entering the hollow tube body to help patients with respiratory failure take medicine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Chung-Chi Huang, Jui-Ying Fu, Ching-Yang Wu, Yun-Hen Liu, Po-Jen Ko
  • Publication number: 20120041253
    Abstract: A protective apparatus for a chemotherapy injection needle, includes a coring needle, a plastic film integrated with a hand-held film, and an injection vessel, wherein the coring needle is a through, hollow and metal needle having a needle head bent downwards to form an angle with a needle body which connects to the injection vessel at a rear end. The plastic film has two trapezoidal and protruding wings extending to two sides, and when the two protruding wings are folded to clamp the needle head, the protruding wings' extending length is sufficient to wrap a tip part of the needle head, and positions where the protruding wings wrap the tip part are corresponding to concaved grooves of the needle head, so that the two protruding wings attach closely with each other. Also, the two protruding wings engage with each other by a locking device to secure the protruding wings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Ching-Yang Wu, Yun-Hen Liu, Po-Jen Ko
  • Publication number: 20110295357
    Abstract: An abdominal aortic stent includes a first sub-stent and a second sub-stent, each having a front end and the circumference of the front end of each sub-stent is half of the circumference of the abdominal aorta, and when the circumference is gradually reduced to a rear end of each sub-stent, it has entered one side of the bilateral femoral arteries, wherein the rear ends of the sub-stents with full circumference of the cross-sectional area of the femoral artery are included therein; the first and second sub-stents are coated with external removable membrane to compress the sub-stents to generate smaller circumferences, and when the membrane has been removed, the sub-stents are fully extended to reconstruct the vascular flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Po-Jen Ko, Ching-Yang Wu, Yun-Hen Liu, Hui-Ping Liu
  • Publication number: 20110251563
    Abstract: A totally implantable venous device includes a port comprising an arcuate housing having a recess on an inner surface and an opening being in communication with the recess, the opening having a flat mouth, an internal chamber, and a base formed of hard plastic and being capable of preventing a needle from inserting through; a catheter comprising a fastening member at one end; a sleeve complementarily mounted on a front portion of the fastening member; and a sleeving member complementarily mounted on the remaining portion of the fastening member. The recess and the opening form a through hole having an enlarged intermediate portion. The fastening member has a truncated trapezoidal shape. The sleeve, the sleeving member, and the fastening member form a watertight structure at the recess and the opening. The catheter and the fastening member are formed of the same material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Po-Jen Ko, Ching-Yang Wu, Yun-Hen Liu
  • Publication number: 20110160531
    Abstract: A natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) device includes a puncture needle, dilator sheaths and working sheaths. The puncture needle includes a puncture end and a protruding safety stud situated substantially at a middle section of the puncture needle. Each dilator sheath has an insert end and a position limit end, and each dilator is sheathed sequentially onto the puncture needle, and the position limit end is stopped by the safety stud of the puncture needle, such that the insert end will not exceed the puncture end and will form a safety interval from the puncture end. The working sheath is provided for inserting and retracting the dilator sheaths and the puncture needle to form a space required for a surgical operation after the dilator sheaths have expanded a natural orifice, so as to provide a safe and convenient use of NOTES.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventors: Yun-Hen Liu, Ching-Yang Wu, Po-Jen Ko
  • Publication number: 20110106242
    Abstract: An artificial blood vessel includes an artificial blood vessel body layer and a silicone layer. The artificial blood vessel body layer comprises an injection section, and the silicone layer is covered and mounted on an outer surface of the injection section. The artificial blood vessel body layer and the silicone layer are formed integrally by injection-molding. The silicone layer covered and mounted on the injection section of the artificial blood vessel body layer enables the artificial blood vessel for repeated injections and effectively prevents puncture aneurysm from occurring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventors: Po-Jen Ko, Yun-Hen Liu, Ching-Yang Wu
  • Publication number: 20110054352
    Abstract: A portable dialysis access monitor device, comprising: an electronic monitor device and a server. The electronic monitor device includes a first microprocessor, an acoustic detector, a touch screen, a first storage device, a diagnostic programming module, an alarm device and a power supply device. The first microprocessor collects acoustic frequency signals, sound signals and thrill signals detected from a dialytic fistula. If signal difference is greater than a predetermined threshold value, the electronic monitor device provides a warning by the alarm device. The server includes a second microprocessor, a second storage device and a mobile internet. The server receives and analyzes the acoustic frequency signals, the sound signals and the thrill signals detected from the dialytic fistula by utilizing the second microprocessor to get an analyzed result. The server transmits the analyzed result to the electronic monitor device by utilizing the mobile internet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Po-Jen Ko, Yun-Hen Liu, Ching-Yang Wu
  • Publication number: 20110017208
    Abstract: A device for positioning tracheostomy tube includes a tracheostomy tube and a tracheostomy tube protecting membrane. The tracheostomy tube protecting membrane includes a tearing line portion formed at two sides of the tracheostomy tube protecting membrane. The tracheostomy tube protecting membrane is used for mounting in a trachea of a patient to form a positioning path for the tracheostomy tube. The tearing line portion is used for being torn open and removed. The present invention utilizes the tracheostomy tube protecting membrane to be mounted in a trachea of a patient first. The tracheostomy tube protecting membrane can effectively protect the trachea of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: Ching-Yang Wu, Yun-Hen Liu, Po-Jen Ko