Patents by Inventor Shin-Hong KUO

Shin-Hong KUO 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: 20230029820
    Abstract: An image sensor is provided. The image sensor includes a substrate, an isolation structure on the substrate, a photoelectric conversion layer, a transparent electrode layer, an encapsulation layer, a color filter layer, and a micro-lens. The isolation structure is electrically non-conductive and defines a plurality of pixel regions on the substrate. The isolation structure prevents cross-talk of electrical signals among pixels. The photoelectric conversion layer is disposed on the pixel regions defined by the isolation structure. The transparent electrode layer is disposed over the isolation structure and the photoelectric conversion layer. The encapsulation layer is disposed over the transparent electrode layer. The micro-lens is disposed on the color filter layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventors: Wei-Lung TSAI, Shin-Hong KUO, Huang-Jen CHEN, Yu-Chi CHANG, Ching-Chiang WU, Han-Lin WU, Hung-Jen TSAI
  • Publication number: 20220302182
    Abstract: An optical device is provided. The optical device includes a substrate and a plurality of optical structures. The substrate includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements. The optical structures are disposed above the substrate. Each optical structure corresponds to one photoelectric conversion element. Each optical structure includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion has a first glass transition temperature. The second portion has a second glass transition temperature. The second portion guides the incident light into the photoelectric conversion element. The first glass transition temperature is higher than the second glass transition temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Shin-Hong KUO, Han-Lin WU, Ta-Yung NI, Ching-Chiang WU, Zong-Ru TU, Yu-Chi CHANG, Hung-Jen TSAI
  • Patent number: 11448897
    Abstract: A three-dimensional imaging system and method are provided. The three-dimensional imaging system includes a suspension force field generator, a projection module, and a controller. The suspension force field generator generates a suspension force field to suspend a plurality of scattering particles used for scattering incident light and distribute the scattering particles on a projection plane. The projection module projects an image on the projection plane. The controller is coupled to the suspension force field generator and the projection module, controls the suspension force field generator to change the suspension force field so that the projection plane where the scattering particles are distributed moves in a display space, extracts a slice plane image that matches a position of the projection plane from multiple slice plane images sliced from a three-dimensional stereoscopic image, and controls the projection module to project the extracted slice plane image to the projection plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Chien-Ju Lee, Shin-Hong Kuo, Yu-Hsiang Liu, Kuan-Ting Chen
  • Patent number: 11415798
    Abstract: An augmented reality (AR) device including at least one optical module is provided. Each of the at least one optical module sequentially includes a transparent display, a first lens, a second lens, and a third lens from a display side to an eye side. The first lens has a negative refractive power. The second lens has a negative refractive power. The third lens has a positive refractive power. The number of lenses of the optical module having refractive powers is three, wherein the transparent display of the optical module is configured to emit a light beam, and the light beam sequentially passes through the first lens, the second lens, and the third lens to be incident into a user's eyes at the eye side, so that an AR virtual image on the display side is seen by the eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignees: Industrial Technology Research Institute, Intellectual Property Innovation Corporation
    Inventors: Shin-Hong Kuo, Yi-Shou Tsai, Yu-Hsiang Tsai, Kuan-Ting Chen
  • Patent number: 11394953
    Abstract: A light transmitting display system, an image output method thereof and a processing device thereof are provided. The light transmitting display device is located between a background object and a user. The image output method includes the following steps. The locations of the user, the light transmitting display device and the background object are detected. A coordinate conversion relationship between the user, the light transmitting display device and the background object is established. An eyes midpoint and an eyes offset of the user are detected. A left eye viewpoint and a right eye viewpoint of the user on the light transmitting display device are calculated according to the coordinate conversion relationship, the eyes midpoint and the eyes offset of the user. As a head-mounted device is switched, an image is alternately displayed at the left eye viewpoint and the right eye viewpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yi-Shou Tsai, Shin-Hong Kuo, Kuan-Ting Chen
  • Publication number: 20220123037
    Abstract: An image sensing device is provided. The image sensing device includes: a micro lens, a first optical layer, a second optical layer, and an anti-reflection layer. The first optical layer is formed on the micro lens. The second optical layer is formed on the first optical layer. An interface is formed between the first optical layer and the second optical layer, and the interface is beveled. The anti-reflection layer is formed on the second optical layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Shin-Hong KUO, Yu-Chi CHANG, Zong-Ru TU
  • Patent number: 11268167
    Abstract: A stirring device includes a stirring unit, a gas supplying unit, and a feeding unit. The stirring unit includes a drive mechanism and a shaft member. The shaft member includes a hollow rotary shaft coupled to be driven by the drive mechanism to rotate, and a stirring head coupled to rotate with the hollow rotary shaft. The gas supplying unit includes a gas supply, and a piping member fluidly communicating with the gas supply and the shaft member. The feeding unit includes a storage tank and a feeding tube fluidly communicating with the storage tank and the shaft member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    Inventors: Pei-Chun Hung, Shin-Hong Kuo
  • Patent number: 11267044
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a mold includes providing first information regarding a location of a shrinkage hole generated during hardening of a molten metal in a shell mold. Second information regarding a change in the location of the shrinkage hole in response to adjustment of a heat transfer rate of the shell mold is obtained. The heat transfer rate of the shell mold is adjusted to shift the shrinkage hole to a predetermined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    Inventors: Shin-Hong Kuo, Cheng-Bo Wu
  • Publication number: 20220030216
    Abstract: A light transmitting display system, an image output method thereof and a processing device thereof are provided. The light transmitting display device is located between a background object and a user. The image output method includes the following steps. The locations of the user, the light transmitting display device and the background object are detected. A coordinate conversion relationship between the user, the light transmitting display device and the background object is established. An eyes midpoint and an eyes offset of the user are detected. A left eye viewpoint and a right eye viewpoint of the user on the light transmitting display device are calculated according to the coordinate conversion relationship, the eyes midpoint and the eyes offset of the user. As a head-mounted device is switched, an image is alternately displayed at the left eye viewpoint and the right eye viewpoint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yi-Shou TSAI, Shin-Hong KUO, Kuan-Ting CHEN
  • Publication number: 20210368159
    Abstract: A parallax correction method for a transparent display system is provided. The transparent display system includes a transparent display device located between a background object and a user. The parallax correction method includes the following steps. A gaze point is displayed on the transparent display device. An image including the transparent display device, the background object and the user is captured. At least two display anchor points and at least two corresponding background object anchor points are detected according to the image. The display anchor points are located on the transparent display device, and the background object anchor points are located on the background object. A plurality of visual extension lines extending from the display anchor points and the corresponding background object anchor points are obtained. An equivalent eye position of the ocular dominance of the user is obtained according an intersection of the visual extension lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yi-Shou TSAI, Shin-Hong KUO, Kuan-Ting CHEN
  • Publication number: 20210187593
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a mold includes providing first information regarding a location of a shrinkage hole generated during hardening of a molten metal in a shell mold. Second information regarding a change in the location of the shrinkage hole in response to adjustment of a heat transfer rate of the shell mold is obtained. The heat transfer rate of the shell mold is adjusted to shift the shrinkage hole to a predetermined location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Shin-Hong Kuo, Cheng-Bo Wu
  • Publication number: 20210189522
    Abstract: A stirring device includes a stirring unit, a gas supplying unit, and a feeding unit. The stirring unit includes a drive mechanism and a shaft member. The shaft member includes a hollow rotary shaft coupled to be driven by the drive mechanism to rotate, and a stirring head coupled to rotate with the hollow rotary shaft. The gas supplying unit includes a gas supply, and a piping member fluidly communicating with the (gas supply and the shaft member. The feeding unit includes a storage tank and a feeding tube fluidly communicating with the storage tank and the shaft member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Pei-Chun HUNG, Shin-Hong KUO
  • Patent number: 10997732
    Abstract: An information display system and an information display method are provided. The information display system includes a display screen, an image-capture device, and a processing device. The image-capture device captures a picture sequence. The processing device is coupled to the display screen and the image-capture device. The processing device recognizes at least one dynamic object in the picture sequence and generates a recognition frame and a recognition information corresponding to the dynamic object. The processing device tracks a recognition frame of a plurality of first pictures in the picture sequence to obtain a tracking result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: Industrial Technology Research Institute, Intellectual Property Innovation Corporation
    Inventors: Jian-Lung Chen, Chih-Chia Chang, Yu-Hsin Lin, Shin-Hong Kuo
  • Publication number: 20210096392
    Abstract: A space three-dimensional imaging apparatus and a space three-dimensional imaging method are provided. The space three-dimensional imaging apparatus includes a transparent display device, a rotation motor and a processor. The transparent display device has at least one display plane. The rotation motor is configured to drive the transparent display device to rotate along an axis. The processor is coupled to the transparent display device and the rotation motor, and configured to retrieve a three-dimensional virtual image, cut multiple cutting images adapted to be displayed at multiple locations of each display plane after a rotation from the three-dimensional virtual image, and calculate a current location of each display plane during the rotation according to the driving of the rotation motor to control the transparent display device to display the cutting image corresponding to the current location on each display plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Yi-Hsiang Huang, Kuan-Ting Chen, Shin-Hong Kuo, Chien-Ju Lee, Hung-Pin Shih, Yu-Hsiang Tsai
  • Patent number: 10950159
    Abstract: An information display method and an information display system are provided. The information display method includes: capturing a background image of an information display area of the transparent display; using critical contrast values and color levels of the background image to calculate a display threshold; using the color levels of the background image and color levels of display information to calculate a recognition evaluation score; and determining whether the recognition evaluation score is greater than or equal to the display threshold. If the recognition evaluation score is greater than or equal to the display threshold, the display information is displayed in the information display area. If the recognition evaluation score is less than the display threshold, an optimized display parameter is calculated by using the display threshold, and optimized display information is displayed in the information display area of the transparent display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Yi-Shou Tsai, Shin-Hong Kuo, Yu-Hsiang Liu
  • Publication number: 20210065604
    Abstract: An information display method and an information display system are provided. The information display method includes: capturing a background image of an information display area of the transparent display; using critical contrast values and color levels of the background image to calculate a display threshold; using the color levels of the background image and color levels of display information to calculate a recognition evaluation score; and determining whether the recognition evaluation score is greater than or equal to the display threshold. If the recognition evaluation score is greater than or equal to the display threshold, the display information is displayed in the information display area. If the recognition evaluation score is less than the display threshold, an optimized display parameter is calculated by using the display threshold, and optimized display information is displayed in the information display area of the transparent display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Yi-Shou Tsai, Shin-Hong Kuo, Yu-Hsiang Liu
  • Patent number: 10928853
    Abstract: A transparent display device having an optical transmissive region and a circuit layout region is provided. A light transmittance of the optical transmissive region is greater than that of the circuit layout region. The transparent display device includes a plurality of display elements and a driving circuit. The display elements are disposed in the optical transmissive region or the circuit layout region. The driving circuit is disposed in the circuit layout region and is electrically connected with the display elements. The transparent display device satisfies: 0.1<light spot spreading degree <1.1+0.78√óexp (0.0072√óresolution), and 10%<aperture ratio <90%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Yu-Tang Tsai, Shin-Hong Kuo, Yu-Hsiang Tsai, Chih-Chia Chang, Hung-Chuan Liu
  • Patent number: 10896500
    Abstract: An image information display method, an image information display system and a display. The method includes: capturing a background image of the display; obtaining an object according the background image; capturing a relative movement information between a first user and the object; capturing a visual information corresponding to the first user; determining whether a reading comfort degree corresponding to the object meets a predetermined condition according to the relative movement information and the visual information; displaying a dynamic information corresponding to the object by the display when the reading comfort degree meets the predetermined condition; and not displaying the dynamic information corresponding to the object by the display when the reading comfort degree does not meet the predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignees: Industrial Technology Research Institute, Intellectual Property Innovation Corporation
    Inventors: Shin-Hong Kuo, Kuan-Ting Chen, Yu-Hsin Lin, Yi-Shou Tsai, Yu-Hsiang Tsai, Yi-Hsiang Huang
  • Patent number: 10891917
    Abstract: A transparent display system including a display panel, a data acquisition module and a computation module is provided. The data acquisition is adapted to capture a field luminance of a field where the display panel is located and a display information luminance of display information of the display panel. The computation module determines whether a luminance contrast of the display information falls within a range from a lower boundary to an upper boundary, wherein the luminance contrast of the display information equals to the field luminance plus the display information luminance and then divided by the field luminance. If it is determined that the luminance contrast of the display information does not fall within the range from the lower boundary to the upper boundary, a luminance contrast optimization procedure is performed. An operation method of the transparent display system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignees: Industrial Technology Research Institute, Intellectual Property Innovation Corporation
    Inventors: Shin-Hong Kuo, Cheng-Chung Lee, Kuan-Ting Chen, Yi-Shou Tsai, Yu-Hsin Lin
  • Publication number: 20210006776
    Abstract: A three-dimensional imaging system and method are provided. The three-dimensional imaging system includes a suspension force field generator, a projection module, and a controller. The suspension force field generator generates a suspension force field to suspend a plurality of scattering particles used for scattering incident light and distribute the scattering particles on a projection plane. The projection module projects an image on the projection plane. The controller is coupled to the suspension force field generator and the projection module, controls the suspension force field generator to change the suspension force field so that the projection plane where the scattering particles are distributed moves in a display space, extracts a slice plane image that matches a position of the projection plane from multiple slice plane images sliced from a three-dimensional stereoscopic image, and controls the projection module to project the extracted slice plane image to the projection plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Chien-Ju Lee, Shin-Hong Kuo, Yu-Hsiang Liu, Kuan-Ting Chen