Patents by Inventor Shih-Wen Chen

Shih-Wen Chen 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: 20110160319
    Abstract: An organic/inorganic hybrid composite proton exchange membrane is provided. The proton exchange membrane includes an inorganic material of about 0.5-30 parts by weight and an organic material of about 99.5-70 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the proton exchange membrane. A surface area of the inorganic material is about 50-3000 m2/g. The organic material includes a sulfonated polymer or a phosphoric acid doped polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Li-Duan Tsai, Yong-Hong Liao, Shih-Wen Chen, Jiunn-Nan Lin, Chien-Ming Lai, Chiu-Ping Huang, Sung-Chun Chang
  • Patent number: 7860350
    Abstract: Whenever a user prepares to use an application, or a file, to treat the scanned image of an object, the user only needs to place the object on a scanner and to select the icon of the application, or the file, and compile it with the icon of the scanner. The utilization of the present invention will automatically drive the driver of the scanner and integrate the relative information into the driver. Thus, after the scanned image is acquired, the application, or relative application of the file, is automatically active to treat the scanned image. Further, the format of the scanned image could be transformed by some applications such as the OCR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Inventors: Stone Cheng, Shih-Wen Chen
  • Publication number: 20100295356
    Abstract: This invention relates to a chair device for person carrier which is formed by a backrest unit, composed of a front backrest and a rear backrest, pivotally jointed with respect to a seat unit, in which two opposite fan-shaped limit projecting members are provided at each pivot-joint end of the seat unit. The fan-shaped limit projecting members can be angularly displaced to a position so as to be engaged with fan-shaped recesses in the pivot-joint ends of the rear backrest. In this way, the fan-shaped limit projecting members have a position limited space for angular displacement within the fan-shaped recesses so that the backrest unit of the chair can move in the range between a collapsing state and an unfolding state. Furthermore, reinforcing edge ribs for strength reinforcement purpose are provided at both sides where the front backrest is assembled to the rear backrest, so as to reinforce the strength of the backrest unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventor: Shih-Wen Chen
  • Publication number: 20100235559
    Abstract: A solid-state disk comprising a board and a plurality of connecting interfaces is provided. The plurality of connecting interfaces comprise a mini peripheral component interconnect express (Mini PCI Express) interface, a serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) interface and an universal serial bus (USB) interface, wherein the Mini PCI Express interface is placed on a side of the board and connects to a expandable memory, the SATA interface is placed on a side of board and connects to a host, the USB interface is placed on a side of the board and is connects to a host.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventor: Shih-Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 7327906
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for drawing and formatting an image are described. In at least one embodiment, when a user prepares to use an application, or a file, to treat the scanned image of an object, the user only needs to place the object on a scanner and to select the icon of the application, or the file, and compile it with the icon of the scanner. The utilization of several embodiments of the present invention will automatically drive the driver of the scanner and integrate the relative information into the driver. Thus, after the scanned image is acquired, the application is activated to treat the scanned image. Further, the format of the scanned image could be transformed by some applications such as the OCR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Transpacific IP Ltd.
    Inventors: Stone Cheng, Shih-Wen Chen
  • Publication number: 20060280383
    Abstract: Whenever a user prepares to use an application, or a file, to treat the scanned image of an object, the user only needs to place the object on a scanner and to select the icon of the application, or the file, and compile it with the icon of the scanner. The utilization of the present invention will automatically drive the driver of the scanner and integrate the relative information into the driver. Thus, after the scanned image is acquired, the application, or relative application of the file, is automatically active to treat the scanned image. Further, the format of the scanned image could be transformed by some applications such as the OCR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Inventors: Stone Cheng, Shih-Wen Chen
  • Publication number: 20040124346
    Abstract: A retractable scanner that is suited for scanning documents with different sizes. The retractable scanner comprises a first housing, a second housing, a fastening plate, a rolling element, a transparent sheet, and a scanning chassis. The second housing includes two side plates and a bottom plate, wherein the side plates and the bottom plate are connected with the first housing. The fastening plate is detachably connected with one of the first housing and the second housing. The rolling element is mounted in the first housing and the transparent sheet is wound on the rolling element. The transparent sheet can be dragged from the rolling element and then can be connected with the fastening plate such that a document can be placed on the transparent sheet. The scanning chassis is assembled in the first housing and it can reciprocally move under the transparent sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventor: SHIH-WEN CHEN
  • Publication number: 20040057635
    Abstract: Method and Device for drawing and formatting an image. Whenever a user prepares to use an application, or a file, to treat the scanned image of an object, the user only needs to place the object on a scanner and to select the icon of the application, or the file, and compile it with the icon of the scanner. The utilization of the present invention will automatically drive the driver of the scanner and integrate the relative information into the driver. Thus, after the scanned image is acquired, the application, or relative application of the file, is automatically active to treat the scanned image. Further, the format of the scanned image could be transformed by some applications such as the OCR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Inventors: Stone Cheng, Shih-Wen Chen
  • Publication number: 20040042684
    Abstract: A method for scanning the irregular object. The present invention allows the user to use charting tools such as a painting brush, a straight line, or a curve, etc., to directly frame the object (including the irregular object) required by themselves for the preview image to be scanned. Thus, when the framed object is the irregular object, the scanned irregular object can be directly used, but with the requirement of delivering the scanned irregular object to the image processing software to be processed. Also, the present invention allows the user to frame the object (including the irregular object) required by themselves in an intuitive manner, but framing the desired scanning object in the fixed rectangle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Publication date: March 4, 2004
    Inventors: Linda Liu, Shih-Wen Chen
  • Publication number: 20040010404
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for replacing the language of the user interface without having to restart the application. The method is used to replace the language of the user interface in the same set of the computer. When user chooses a desired language, the corresponding external language file is searched at first. The corresponding language string is subsequently searched. Afterwards, the language replacement is completed and the desired language is displayed on the user interface by directly redrawing the user interface without having to close the application. The present invention allows users to choose and replace the user interface of different language per their preference. Moreover, the new language can be displayed on the user interface without having to restart the application. Therefore, the present invention truly provides the feature of multiple languages can be used selectively in the same user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2002
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Inventors: Stone Cheng, Shih-Wen Chen
  • Publication number: 20030081194
    Abstract: A method for scanning and autocropping the valid scope of a frame or consecutive frames of negative film comprises several steps, including step (A) through step (G). Step (A) is to build a database of negative film. Step (B) is to preview a negative film frame for obtaining a plurality of vertex coordinates. Step (C) is to calculate coordinates of the center of the frame according to the vertex coordinates obtained. Step (D) is to input the brand name of the negative film through an input interface of the scanner driver. Step (E) is to search the database for a valid frame scope of the negative film according to the brand name thereof. Step (F) is to calculate the plurality of vertex coordinates in the valid frame scope according to the coordinates of center and the valid frame scope of the negative film. And, step (G) is to display a cropped scope, that is the valid frame scope of the negative film, according to the plurality of the vertex coordinates in the valid frame scope of the negative film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2001
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventor: Shih-Wen Chen