Patents by Inventor Shi-Wei Lo

Shi-Wei Lo 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: 20210104059
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for size estimation by image recognition of a specific target using a given scale. First, a reference objected is recognized in an image and the corresponding scale is established. Then the specific target is searched and the size of the specific target is estimated according to the acquired scale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: JYH-HORNG WU, CHIEN-HAO TSENG, MENG-WEI LIN, TING-SHUAN YEH, YI-HAO HSIAO, SHI-WEI LO, FANG-PANG LIN, HSIN-HUNG LIN, JO-YU CHANG
  • Patent number: 10620230
    Abstract: A system for analyzing velocity distribution of water flow includes a water outlet, a thermographic camera and a processing device. The water outlet is disposed above a water body for discharging sample water thereto, the sample water having a temperature higher than that of the water body. The thermographic camera is disposed above the water body for capturing first and second thermographic images of the water body at different time instances after the discharge of the sample water. The processing device calculates a flow velocity of the sample water in the water body based on the first and second thermographic images, and to analyze the velocity distribution of the water body according to the flow velocity of the sample water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventor: Shi-Wei Lo
  • Publication number: 20190056421
    Abstract: A system for analyzing velocity distribution of water flow includes a water outlet, a thermographic camera and a processing device. The water outlet is disposed above a water body for discharging sample water thereto, the sample water having a temperature higher than that of the water body. The thermographic camera is disposed above the water body for capturing first and second thermographic images of the water body at different time instances after the discharge of the sample water. The processing device calculates a flow velocity of the sample water in the water body based on the first and second thermographic images, and to analyze the velocity distribution of the water body according to the flow velocity of the sample water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventor: Shi-Wei Lo
  • Publication number: 20160042532
    Abstract: In a method for monitoring water level of a water body, a monitoring system is configured to: capture a current image that has a portion of the water body, and a remaining portion aside from the portion of the water body; process the current image into a processed image that includes a water body region corresponding to the portion of the water body, and a background region corresponding to the remaining portion of the current image; mark, on the processed image, a plurality of virtual alert points according to a predetermined water level of the water body; determine whether at least one of the virtual alert points is located within the water body region of the processed image; and generate a monitoring result according to the determination thus made.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Shi-Wei LO, Chien-Hao TSENG, Lun-Chi CHEN, Jyh-Hong WU, Fang-Pang LIN, Wei-Fuu YANG, Ming-Chang SHIEH, Chun-Ming SU, Hui-Lin CHEN
  • Patent number: 9240054
    Abstract: In a method for monitoring water level of a water body, a monitoring system is configured to: capture a current image that has a portion of the water body, and a remaining portion aside from the portion of the water body; process the current image into a processed image that includes a water body region corresponding to the portion of the water body, and a background region corresponding to the remaining portion of the current image; mark, on the processed image, a plurality of virtual alert points according to a predetermined water level of the water body; determine whether at least one of the virtual alert points is located within the water body region of the processed image; and generate a monitoring result according to the determination thus made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Shi-Wei Lo, Chien-Hao Tseng, Lun-Chi Chen, Jyh-Hong Wu, Fang-Pang Lin, Wei-Fuu Yang, Ming-Chang Shieh, Chun-Ming Su, Hui-Lin Chen
  • Patent number: 9086222
    Abstract: The invention discloses a ventilation system including an inner, an outer tube and an air intake and exhaust apparatus. The inner tube has one end extending in a radial direction, wherein an air outlet and an air outlet are formed on the inner tube. An exhaust channel is formed between the inner and outer tubes, and the supporting member is disposed in the exhaust channel. The air intake and exhaust apparatus comprises an elevating member, a plurality of driving members and a cover plate. The elevating member has a connection block. The driving members are made of expandable material. The cover plate is rotatably coupled with the inner tube and has a connection portion. The connection portion abuts against the connection block when the driving members are not expanding. The connection portion of the cover plate disengages from the connection block when the driving members are expanding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: National Pingtung University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Chang-Hsien Tai, Jr-Ming Miao, Shi-Wei Lo, Jyh-Tong Teng
  • Patent number: 9075876
    Abstract: The present invention provide an automatic, frame-by-frame, rapid, and accurate search method for video clip. It comprises the following steps. First, acquire and store a plurality of videos to a storage unit. Each video comprises a plurality of frames, respectively. Then, a processing unit extracts the characteristics of the plurality of frames and gives a plurality of characteristic values. Next, the processing unit calculates a plurality of difference values between the characteristic value of each frame and that of the previous frame and between the characteristic value of the subsequent frame and that of the current frame. Store a data set, which is produced by corresponding the plurality of difference values between all frames of each video to the time axis, to the storage unit. Finally, the processing unit compares a data set of any video with a plurality of data sets of other videos and gives a search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Shi-Wei Lo, Fang-Pang Lin
  • Patent number: 8853880
    Abstract: An eddy carrier type wind power collection device includes a floating body and two air guiding tubes. The floating body including a compartment filled with an uprising gas having a density lower than that of air. The floating body includes a wind shear portion. The floating body further includes a floating assembly for controlling the pressure and temperature of the uprising gas. The air guiding tubes extend through the compartment of the floating body. Each air guiding tube has an air inlet and an air outlet. The air outlet includes a peripheral wall having a windward section and a guiding section. The peripheral wall of the air outlet has a cutout portion formed between the windward section and the guiding section. An air channel is formed between and in communication with the air inlet and the air outlet. A wind power generating assembly is mounted in each air channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: National Pingtung University of Science & Technology
    Inventors: Chang-Hsien Tai, Uzu-Kuei Hsu, Shi-Wei Lo
  • Patent number: 8729724
    Abstract: An eddy-type wind power generator includes an inlet tube, an outlet tube and an electricity-generating assembly. The inlet tube has a first end and a second end. The first end has an inlet, an eddy opening and a plurality of air-guiding holes. An intake air channel is formed inside the inlet tube. The outlet tube receives the inlet tube and has an opening end and a closed end. An exhaust channel is formed between the inlet tube and the outlet tube. A gap is formed between the closed end of the outlet tube and the second end of the inlet tube. The exhaust channel communicates with the intake air channel via the gap. The electricity-generating assembly is disposed in the intake air channel of the inlet tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: National Pingtung University of Science & Technology
    Inventors: Chang-Hsien Tai, Shi-Wei Lo, Uzu-Kuei Hsu
  • Publication number: 20140099023
    Abstract: The present invention provide an automatic, frame-by-frame, rapid, and accurate search method for video clip. It comprises the following steps. First, acquire and store a plurality of videos to a storage unit. Each video comprises a plurality of frames, respectively. Then, a processing unit extracts the characteristics of the plurality of frames and gives a plurality of characteristic values. Next, the processing unit calculates a plurality of difference values between the characteristic value of each frame and that of the previous frame and between the characteristic value of the subsequent frame and that of the current frame. Store a data set, which is produced by corresponding the plurality of difference values between all frames of each video to the time axis, to the storage unit. Finally, the processing unit compares a data set of any video with a plurality of data sets of other videos and gives a search result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: SHI-WEI LO, FANG-PANG LIN
  • Patent number: 8692406
    Abstract: An air-guiding carrier type wind power collection device includes a floating body and two air guiding tubes. The floating body includes a compartment filled with an uprising gas having a density lower than that of air. The floating body includes a floating assembly controlling a pressure and a temperature of the uprising gas received in the compartment. The air guiding tubes extend through the compartment of the floating body. Each air guiding tube has an air inlet and an air outlet. The air outlet includes a peripheral wall having a windward section and a guiding section. The peripheral wall has a cutout portion formed between the windward section and the guiding section. An air channel is formed between and in communication with the air inlet and the air outlet of each air guiding tube. A wind power generating assembly is mounted in each of the air channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: National Pingtung University of Science & Technology
    Inventors: Chang-Hsien Tai, Shi-Wei Lo, Uzu-Kuei Hsu
  • Patent number: 8643209
    Abstract: An air-floating carrier type wind power collection device includes a pair of ailerons provided on each of front, middle, and rear sections of a floating body. The pressure and temperature of an uprising gas in a compartment of the floating body is controlled by a floating assembly. A first set of air guiding tubes is extended through the compartment and located at the front section. A second set of air guiding tubes is located at the rear section and extended through the ailerons on the rear section. Each air guiding tube includes an air inlet and an air outlet. The air outlet includes a peripheral wall having a windward section and a guiding section. An air channel is formed between and in communication with the air inlet and the air outlet of each air guiding tube. A wind power generating assembly is mounted in each air channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: National Pingtung University of Science & Technology
    Inventors: Chang-Hsien Tai, Jr-Ming Miao, Shi-Wei Lo, Uzu-Kuei Hsu
  • Publication number: 20130156570
    Abstract: A wind collection apparatus includes an outer tube and an inner tube assembly. The outer tube has a front end and a rear end. The inner tube assembly is installed in the outer tube and has an inner channel and an outer channel. An air-guiding channel is formed between an outer circumferential wall of the inner tube assembly and an inner circumferential wall of the outer tube. The inner channel has two openings. One of the openings is located at the front end and the other one of the openings is located at the rear end. The outer channel is in communication with the inner channel and the air-guiding channel at two ends of the outer channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Chang-Hsien TAI, Shi-Wei LO, Fang-Pin CHEN
  • Publication number: 20130091840
    Abstract: A shockwave-actuated power device includes a cylinder, a regulating module, and a piston assembly. The cylinder includes a chamber and a filling port in communication with the chamber. The regulating module includes first and second partitioning members and a driving member. The first and second partitioning members are received in the chamber, dividing the chamber into a high-pressure filling section, a shockwave train developing/actuating section, and a high-energy shockwave producing section located between the high-pressure filling section and the shockwave train developing/actuating section, with the filling port located in the high-pressure filling section. The driving member drives the first and second partitioning members to control communication between the high-pressure filling section, the high-energy shockwave producing section, and the shockwave train developing/actuating section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventors: Chang-Hsien Tai, Shi-Wei Lo, Yao-Nan Wang
  • Publication number: 20130043688
    Abstract: An air-guiding carrier type wind power collection device includes a floating body and two air guiding tubes. The floating body includes a compartment filled with an uprising gas having a density lower than that of air. The floating body includes a floating assembly controlling a pressure and a temperature of the uprising gas received in the compartment. The air guiding tubes extend through the compartment of the floating body. Each air guiding tube has an air inlet and an air outlet. The air outlet includes a peripheral wall having a windward section and a guiding section. The peripheral wall has a cutout portion formed between the windward section and the guiding section. An air channel is formed between and in communication with the air inlet and the air outlet of each air guiding tube. A wind power generating assembly is mounted in each of the air channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Chang-Hsien Tai, Shi-Wei Lo, Uzu-Kuei Hsu
  • Publication number: 20130043687
    Abstract: An air-floating carrier type wind power collection device includes a pair of ailerons provided on each of front, middle, and rear sections of a floating body. The pressure and temperature of an uprising gas in a compartment of the floating body is controlled by a floating assembly. A first set of air guiding tubes is extended through the compartment and located at the front section. A second set of air guiding tubes is located at the rear section and extended through the ailerons on the rear section. Each air guiding tube includes an air inlet and an air outlet. The air outlet includes a peripheral wall having a windward section and a guiding section. An air channel is formed between and in communication with the air inlet and the air outlet of each air guiding tube. A wind power generating assembly is mounted in each air channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Chang-Hsien TAI, Jr-Ming MIAO, Shi-Wei LO, Uzu-Kuei HSU
  • Publication number: 20130043689
    Abstract: An eddy carrier type wind power collection device includes a floating body and two air guiding tubes. The floating body including a compartment filled with an uprising gas having a density lower than that of air. The floating body includes a wind shear portion. The floating body further includes a floating assembly for controlling the pressure and temperature of the uprising gas. The air guiding tubes extend through the compartment of the floating body. Each air guiding tube has an air inlet and an air outlet. The air outlet includes a peripheral wall having a windward section and a guiding section. The peripheral wall of the air outlet has a cutout portion formed between the windward section and the guiding section. An air channel is formed between and in communication with the air inlet and the air outlet. A wind power generating assembly is mounted in each air channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Chang-Hsien Tai, Uzu-Kuei Hsu, Shi-Wei Lo
  • Publication number: 20130038068
    Abstract: A compounded wind power generator includes a first tube, a second tube, a blocking member and an electricity-generating assembly. The first tube has a first end and a second end. The first end has an air inlet. The first tube forms a first air channel therein. The second tube is disposed in the first air channel of the first tube and forms a second air channel therein. The blocking member is connected between the first tube and the second tube and has a plurality of panels. Each of the panels has one end abutting against the second tube, and the end of each of the panels is capable of being disengaged from the second tube by wind. The electricity-generating assembly is disposed in the first air channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Chang-Hsien Tai, Uzu-Kuei Hsu, Shi-Wei Lo
  • Publication number: 20130038067
    Abstract: An eddy-type wind power generator includes an inlet tube, an outlet tube and an electricity-generating assembly. The inlet tube has a first end and a second end. The first end has an inlet, an eddy opening and a plurality of air-guiding holes. An intake air channel is formed inside the inlet tube. The outlet tube receives the inlet tube and has an opening end and a closed end. An exhaust channel is formed between the inlet tube and the outlet tube. A gap is formed between the closed end of the outlet tube and the second end of the inlet tube. The exhaust channel communicates with the intake air channel via the gap. The electricity-generating assembly is disposed in the intake air channel of the inlet tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Chang-Hsien Tai, Shi-Wei Lo
  • Publication number: 20130001951
    Abstract: A tube-type wind power generator includes an intake tube, an exhaust tube and a wind power generation device. The intake tube has a first end, a second end and an intake air channel, wherein the first end has a plurality of air inlets. A narrow portion is formed between the first and second ends. The exhaust tube surrounds the intake tube and has an opening end and a closed end, wherein the opening end has a plurality of windward openings and a plurality of air-guiding openings. An exhaust channel is defined between the exhaust tube and the intake tube. A gap is defined between the closed end of the exhaust tube and the second end of the intake tube. The wind power generation device has an axial-flow type impeller and a generator, wherein the axial-flow type impeller is disposed at the narrow portion of the intake tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Chang-Hsien Tai, Jr-Ming Miao, Jyh-Tong Teng, Shi-Wei Lo, Uzu-Kuei Hsu, Liang-Ji Chang