Patents by Inventor Shang-Chih Lin

Shang-Chih Lin 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).

  • Patent number: 10875025
    Abstract: A storage apparatus includes a storage device having a first storage assembly with a plurality of first storage racks and a second storage assembly with a plurality of second storage racks surrounding the first storage racks. At least one of the first and second storage assemblies includes a removable carrier rack configured to align with a selected storage rack of the other first or second storage assembly. A protective cover device includes first and second protective cover assemblies respective disposed on top ends of the first and second storage assemblies. At least one of the first and second protective cover assemblies is openable at an area corresponding to the top of the carrier rack to permit removal of the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: HEALTHBANKS BIOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiang-Rui Xu, Ti-Chieh Wu, Shang-Chih Lin, Pei-Chi Tseng, Wei-Yu Lo
  • Patent number: 10249695
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a display having an array of display pixels on a substrate. The display pixels may be organic light-emitting diode display pixels, that include hybrid thin-film transistor structures formed using semiconducting-oxide thin-film transistors, silicon thin-film transistors, and capacitor structures. A drive transistor in the display pixel may be a top-gate semiconducting-oxide thin-film transistor and a switching transistor in the display pixel may be a top-gate silicon thin-film transistor. A storage capacitor in the display may include a conductive semiconducting-oxide electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shinya Ono, Chin-Wei Lin, Ching-Sang Chuang, Jiun-Jye Chang, Keisuke Omoto, Shang-Chih Lin, Ting-Kuo Chang, Takahide Ishii
  • Publication number: 20180344326
    Abstract: A method for designing an instrument for orthopedic surgery includes obtaining imaging information associated with a bone segment of a subject and an implant fastened to the bone segment, creating a bone segment model and an implant model based on the imaging information associated with the bone segment and the implant, and generating information regarding a shape of an instrument based on the bone segment model and the implant model. The instrument is to be disposed on the bone segment and the implant. The instrument is formed with a path to align a positioning component with a location of the bone segment which is not covered by the implant and at which the positioning component is to engage the bone segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicants: Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Yi-Sheng Chan, Chi-Pin Hsu, Shang-Chih Lin, Shih-Sheng Chang
  • Publication number: 20180277614
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a display having an array of display pixels on a substrate. The display pixels may be organic light-emitting diode display pixels, that include hybrid thin-film transistor structures formed using semiconducting-oxide thin-film transistors, silicon thin-film transistors, and capacitor structures. A drive transistor in the display pixel may be a top-gate semiconducting-oxide thin-film transistor and a switching transistor in the display pixel may be a top-gate silicon thin-film transistor. A storage capacitor in the display may include a conductive semiconducting-oxide electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Shinya Ono, Chin-Wei Lin, Ching-Sang Chuang, Jiun-Jye Chang, Keisuke Omoto, Shang-Chih Lin, Ting-Kuo Chang, Takahide Ishii
  • Patent number: 10048788
    Abstract: Improvement of visual uniformity of an integrated touch screen display is provided. A touch screen can include common electrodes separated by gaps in a Vcom layer. To improve visual non-uniformity in the display resulting from the gaps, a first set of semi-transparent dummy features (primary-dummy features) can be formed on a second layer at the locations of the gaps, and a second set of dummy features (supplementary-dummy features) can also be formed on the second layer or another layer to mitigate low spatial resolution of the primary-dummy features and/or non-uniform spacing of the primary-dummy features. In some examples, holes or slits can be formed in the Vcom layer at areas of the supplementary-dummy features to further improve visual uniformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Cheng Chen, Abbas Jamshidi-Roudbari, Hiroshi Osawa, Shang-Chih Lin, Shih-Chang Chang, Shin-Hung Yeh, Ting-Kuo Chang, Majid Gharghi, Keitaro Yamashita
  • Patent number: 9829740
    Abstract: A display may have a thin-film transistor layer formed from a layer of thin-film transistor circuitry on a substrate, a color filter layer, and a layer of liquid crystal material interposed between the thin-film transistor layer and the color filter layer. The thin-film transistor layer, the liquid crystal layer, and the color filter layer may be sandwiched between upper and lower polarizers. A backlight unit may supply backlight illumination for pixels in the display. The color filter layer may have a black matrix with an array of openings. Color filter elements of different colors may be formed in the openings. The black matrix may have sidewalls that are steep or that are undercut. The profile of the black matrix helps block improperly colored off-axis light and thereby reduces undesired color mixing in the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shang-Chih Lin, Yuan Chen, Zhibing Ge
  • Publication number: 20170252745
    Abstract: A storage apparatus includes a storage device having a first storage assembly with a plurality of first storage racks and a second storage assembly with a plurality of second storage racks surrounding the first storage racks. At least one of the first and second storage assemblies includes a removable carrier rack configured to align with a selected storage rack of the other first or second storage assembly. A protective cover device includes first and second protective cover assemblies respective disposed on top ends of the first and second storage assemblies. At least one of the first and second protective cover assemblies is openable at an area corresponding to the top of the carrier rack to permit removal of the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Xiang-Rui XU, Ti-Chieh WU, Shang-Chih LIN, Pei-Chi TSENG, Wei-Yu LO
  • Patent number: 9685557
    Abstract: A method is provided for fabricating thin-film transistors (TFTs) for an LCD having an array of pixels. The method includes depositing a first photoresist layer over a portion of a TFT stack. The TFT stack includes a conductive gate layer, and a semiconductor layer. The method also includes doping the exposed semiconductor layer with a first doping dose. The method further includes etching a portion of the conductive gate layer to expose a portion of the semiconductor layer, and doping the exposed portion of the semiconductor layer with a second doping dose. The method also includes removing the first photoresist layer, and depositing a second photoresist layer over a first portion of the doped semiconductor layer in an active area of the pixels to expose a second portion of the doped semiconductor layer in an area surrounding the active area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng-Ho Yu, Young Bae Park, Shih Chang Chang, Ting-Kuo Chang, Shang-Chih Lin
  • Patent number: 9653530
    Abstract: An OLED module equipped with vertical electric connection structure includes a substrate, a plurality of OLED clusters, an anode wire structure and a cathode wire structure. The substrate is extended toward a first direction. The OLED clusters are located on the substrate in the first direction. The anode wire structure includes a bottom layer wire set, an insulation layer, a middle wire layer set and a top layer wire set. The bottom layer wire set is located on the substrate. The insulation layer is located on the bottom layer wire set. The top layer wire set is located on the insulation layer. The cathode wire structure is located on the substrate and extended axially thereof. The middle layer wire set runs through the insulation layer and forms vertical connection between the bottom layer wire set and the top layer wire set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: WiseChip Semiconductor Inc.
    Inventors: Po-Hsin Lin, Shih-Hung Chang, Shang-Chih Lin, Chia-Chi Huang, I-Hsuan Lin, Sheng-Hsu Shih, Chien-Hsun Chen, Yung-Cheng Tsai, Chien-Le Li
  • Patent number: 9645464
    Abstract: A display may have upper and lower display layers. A layer of liquid crystal material may be interposed between the upper and lower display layers. The display layers may have substrates. The display layers may include a color filter layer having an array of color filter elements on a glass substrate and a thin-film transistor layer having a layer of thin-film transistor circuitry on a glass substrate. Dielectric layers within the display layers such as dielectric layers within the thin-film transistor layer may have differing indices of refraction. Reflections and color shifts due to index of refraction discontinuities may be minimized by interposing graded index dielectric layers between adjacent layers with different indices. The graded index layers may be formed from structures with a continuously varying index of refraction or structures with a step-wise varying index of refraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Byung Duk Yang, Chia Hsuan Tai, Hiroshi Osawa, Kyung Wook Kim, Ming-Chin Hung, Shang-Chih Lin, Shih Chang Chang, Yu Cheng Chen, Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 9612470
    Abstract: A display may have a layer of liquid crystal material between a color filter layer and a thin-film transistor layer. Column spacer structures may be formed between the color filter layer and the thin-film transistor layer to maintain a desired separation between the color filter and thin-film transistor layers. Column spacers may be deposited in column spacer regions of the color filter layer. The color filter layer may include rows of red, green, and blue color filter elements. Blue color filter material that forms blue color filter elements in the color filter layer may also be used to form a planar surface over red and green color filter elements in the column spacer regions. Using the blue color filter material to planarize the surface on which column spacers are formed ensures that the column spacers provide sufficient support for the display without requiring an additional planarization layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sang Un Choi, Zhibing Ge, Shang-Chih Lin, Hiroshi Osawa, Ton-Yong Wang, Ming Xu
  • Patent number: 9599865
    Abstract: A display may have upper and lower display layers. A layer of liquid crystal material may be interposed between the upper and lower display layers. The display layers may have substrates. A thin-film transistor layer may have a layer of thin-film transistor structures on a substrate such as a clear glass layer. A planarization layer may be formed on the thin-film transistor structures. A transparent conductive layer may be formed on the planarization layer. The display may have a dielectric layer on the transparent conductive layer. Pixels may be formed in the display layers. The pixels may include pixel electrodes having fingers. The fingers may be formed on the dielectric layer. Trenches in the dielectric layer may be formed between the fingers. The trenches may extend to the transparent conductive layer or may be formed only partway into the dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Zhibing Ge, Chaohao Wang, Cheng Chen, Kyung Wook Kim, Ming-Chin Hung, Paolo Sacchetto, Shih Chang Chang, Shih-Chyuan Fan Jiang, Shang-Chih Lin
  • Patent number: 9564478
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a display having an array of display pixels on a substrate. The display pixels may be organic light-emitting diode display pixels or display pixels in a liquid crystal display. In an organic light-emitting diode display, hybrid thin-film transistor structures may be formed that include semiconducting oxide thin-film transistors, silicon thin-film transistors, and capacitor structures. The capacitor structures may overlap the semiconducting oxide thin-film transistors. Organic light-emitting diode display pixels may have combinations of oxide and silicon transistors. In a liquid crystal display, display driver circuitry may include silicon thin-film transistor circuitry and display pixels may be based on oxide thin-film transistors. A single layer or two different layers of gate metal may be used in forming silicon transistor gates and oxide transistor gates. A silicon transistor may have a gate that overlaps a floating gate structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shih Chang Chang, Ming-Chin Hung, Cheng-Ho Yu, Ting-Kuo Chang, Abbas Jamshidi Roudbari, Shang-Chih Lin, Kyung-Wook Kim, Chun-Yao Huang, Szu-Hsien Lee, Yu-Cheng Chen, Hiroshi Osawa
  • Publication number: 20160380112
    Abstract: A method is provided for fabricating thin-film transistors (TFTs) for an LCD having an array of pixels. The method includes depositing a first photoresist layer over a portion of a TFT stack. The TFT stack includes a conductive gate layer, and a semiconductor layer. The method also includes doping the exposed semiconductor layer with a first doping dose. The method further includes etching a portion of the conductive gate layer to expose a portion of the semiconductor layer, and doping the exposed portion of the semiconductor layer with a second doping dose. The method also includes removing the first photoresist layer, and depositing a second photoresist layer over a first portion of the doped semiconductor layer in an active area of the pixels to expose a second portion of the doped semiconductor layer in an area surrounding the active area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Cheng-Ho Yu, Young Bae Park, Shih Chang Chang, Ting-Kuo Chang, Shang-Chih Lin
  • Patent number: 9530801
    Abstract: A display may have a color filter layer and a thin-film transistor layer. A layer of liquid crystal material may be located between the color filter layer and the thin-film transistor (TFT) layer. The TFT layer may include thin-film transistors formed on top of a glass substrate. A passivation layer may be formed on the thin-film transistor layers. A first low-k dielectric layer may be formed on the passivation layer. Data line routing structures may be formed on the first low-k dielectric layer. A second low-k dielectric layer may be formed on the first low-k dielectric layer. A common voltage electrode and associated storage capacitance may be formed on the second low-k dielectric layer. The first and second low-k dielectric layers may be formed from material having substantially similar refractive indices to maximize backlight transmittance and may have appropriate thicknesses so as to minimize parasitic capacitive loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daisuke Nozu, Hirokazu Yamagata, Hiroshi Osawa, Shang-Chih Lin, Shih-Chang Chang, Yu-Cheng Chen
  • Publication number: 20160266693
    Abstract: Improvement of visual uniformity of an integrated touch screen display is provided. A touch screen can include common electrodes separated by gaps in a Vcom layer. To improve visual non-uniformity in the display resulting from the gaps, a first set of semi-transparent dummy features (primary-dummy features) can be formed on a second layer at the locations of the gaps, and a second set of dummy features (supplementary-dummy features) can also be formed on the second layer or another layer to mitigate low spatial resolution of the primary-dummy features and/or non-uniform spacing of the primary-dummy features. In some examples, holes or slits can be formed in the Vcom layer at areas of the supplementary-dummy features to further improve visual uniformity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Yu Cheng CHEN, Abbas JAMSHIDI-ROUDBARI, Hiroshi OSAWA, Shang-Chih LIN, Shih-Chang CHANG, Shin-Hung YEH, Ting-Kuo CHANG, Majid GHARGHI, Keitaro YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20160260793
    Abstract: An OLED module equipped with vertical electric connection structure includes a substrate, a plurality of OLED clusters, an anode wire structure and a cathode wire structure. The substrate is extended toward a first direction. The OLED clusters are located on the substrate in the first direction. The anode wire structure includes a bottom layer wire set, an insulation layer, a middle wire layer set and a top layer wire set. The bottom layer wire set is located on the substrate. The insulation layer is located on the bottom layer wire set. The top layer wire set is located on the insulation layer. The cathode wire structure is located on the substrate and extended axially thereof The middle layer wire set runs through the insulation layer and forms vertical connection between the bottom layer wire set and the top layer wire set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Po-Hsin LIN, Shih-Hung CHANG, Shang-Chih LIN, Chia-Chi HUANG, I-Hsuan LIN, Sheng-Hsu SHIH, Chien-Hsun CHEN, Yung-Cheng TSAI, Chien-Le LI
  • Publication number: 20160209711
    Abstract: A display may have upper and lower display layers. A layer of liquid crystal material may be interposed between the upper and lower display layers. The display layers may have substrates. A thin-film transistor layer may have a layer of thin-film transistor structures on a substrate such as a clear glass layer. A planarization layer may be formed on the thin-film transistor structures. A transparent conductive layer may be formed on the planarization layer The display may have a dielectric layer on the transparent conductive layer. Pixels may be formed in the display layers. The pixels may include pixel electrodes having fingers. The fingers may be formed on the dielectric layer. Trenches in the dielectric layer may be formed between the fingers. The trenches may extend to the transparent conductive layer or may be formed only partway into the dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Zhibing Ge, Chaohao Wang, Cheng Chen, Kyung Wook Kim, Ming-Chin Hung, Paolo Sacchetto, Shih Chang Chang, Shih-Chyuan Fan Jiang, Shang-Chih Lin
  • Publication number: 20160209691
    Abstract: A display may have upper and lower display layers. A layer of liquid crystal material may be interposed between the upper and lower display layers. The display layers may have substrates. The display layers may include a color filter layer having an array of color filter elements on a glass substrate and a thin-film transistor layer having a layer of thin-film transistor circuitry on a glass substrate. Dielectric layers within the display layers such as dielectric layers within the thin-film transistor layer may have differing indices of refraction. Reflections and color shifts due to index of refraction discontinuities may be minimized by interposing graded index dielectric layers between adjacent layers with different indices. The graded index layers may be formed from structures with a continuously varying index of refraction or structures with a step-wise varying index of refraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Byung Duk Yang, Chia Hsuan Tai, Hiroshi Osawa, Kyung Wook Kim, Ming-Chin Hung, Shang-Chih Lin, Shih Chang Chang, Yu Cheng Chen, Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 9271773
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an approximately ?-shaped improved bone plate structure, fixed on a bone of an animal for maintaining the relative positions of different portions of the bone. One of the other features of the present invention is that bone plate structure comprises at least one contouring portion for allowing the surgeons to intra-operatively adjusting the shape in accordance with the shape of the bone. Furthermore, the present invention may fit the bone with multi-axis, decreasing stress concentration, preventing the opening portion from being unsuitably covered and preventing the wound deformation from being pressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignees: NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, TRI-SERVICE GENERAL HOSPITAL
    Inventors: Su-Yang Hwa, Shang-Chih Lin, Yu-Ling Chen, Yu-Ming Wang, Chu-An Luo