Patents by Inventor Tzyy-Ker Sue

Tzyy-Ker Sue 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: 11344465
    Abstract: An elbow joint rehabilitation system and an elbow joint rehabilitation method are provided. The elbow joint rehabilitation system includes a support member, a motor, a torque sensing unit, a first electromyography sensor, a second electromyography sensor and a motor control device. In the elbow joint rehabilitation method, the support member is configured to support an arm of a patient. Thereafter, the torque sensing unit is configured to sense the torque applied on the support member to obtain a sensed arm torque signal. Then, the first electromyography sensor and the second electromyography sensor are configured to sense the muscle activities of biceps and triceps of the patient to obtain electromyography signals. Thereafter, the motor is controlled to drive the support member to perform rehabilitation in accordance with the sensed arm torque signal, the electromyography signals and a current support member position provided by the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    Inventors: Bo-Wei Pan, Sheng-Hong Yang, Ping-Yi Hsieh, Jian-Jia Zeng, Tzyy-Ker Sue
  • Publication number: 20200337932
    Abstract: An elbow joint rehabilitation system and an elbow joint rehabilitation method are provided. The elbow joint rehabilitation system includes a support member, a motor, a torque sensing unit, a first electromyography sensor, a second electromyography sensor and a motor control device. In the elbow joint rehabilitation method, the support member is configured to support an arm of a patient. Thereafter, the torque sensing unit is configured to sense the torque applied on the support member to obtain a sensed arm torque signal. Then, the first electromyography sensor and the second electromyography sensor are configured to sense the muscle activities of biceps and triceps of the patient to obtain electromyography signals. Thereafter, the motor is controlled to drive the support member to perform rehabilitation in accordance with the sensed arm torque signal, the electromyography signals and a current support member position provided by the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Bo-Wei PAN, Sheng-Hong YANG, Ping-Yi HSIEH, Jian-Jia ZENG, Tzyy-Ker SUE
  • Publication number: 20200187854
    Abstract: A method for identifying and locating at least one nerve in a target region is disclosed. In the method, an image detector is used to scan the target region according to a predicted nerve trend from a nerve identification program and capture 2D cross-sectional images of subregions of the target region, and the nerve identification program is utilized to identify' whether the 2D cross-sectional images are captured of the target nerve. When the nerve identification program identifies the 2D cross-sectional images are the images of the target nerve, a 3D image showing a 3D nerve structure is constructed from the 2D cross-sectional images based on 3D image reconstruction technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Bing-Feng Huang, Ming-Hui Chen, Ting-Li Shen, Yu-Han Shen, Hsiang-Hsiang Choo, Tzyy-Ker Sue
  • Publication number: 20200187855
    Abstract: A device for limb detection includes a circular guide means and a carrier. The carrier is provided to carry an image detector and the circular guide means includes a slide mechanism integrated to the carrier. The slide mechanism and the carrier can move back and forth around a horizontal axis passing through the circular guide means such that they are beneficial for the image detector to detect the limb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Ming-Hui Chen, Bing-Feng Huang, Hsiang-Hsiang Choo, Tzyy-Ker Sue
  • Patent number: 10548566
    Abstract: The system includes a stand surrounding a working area, a signal detector receiving a signal generated by the wire, and a positioning module disposed on the stand. The positioning module is configured to drive the signal detector moving forward and backward on a two-dimensional plane in the working area. The system also includes a computer system electrically connected to the signal detector and the positioning module. The compute system receives the signal from the signal detector, generates position information according to the signal, and transmits the position information to the positioning module, such that the positioning module moves the signal detector to a position corresponding to a position of the wire in the blood vessel according to the position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    Inventors: Ming-Hui Chen, Ming-Hui Cheng, Tzyy-Ker Sue
  • Patent number: 10441208
    Abstract: A muscle power detection device and a muscle power detection method for detecting and classifying a muscle power status of a subject are provided. The muscle power detection device includes an inertia measurement unit, a pressure detection unit and a processing unit. The inertia measurement unit is configured to be arranged at a part of the subject and to obtain inertial data corresponding to the part of the subject according to movement status of the part of the subject. The pressure detection unit is configured to detection external force applied on the part of the subject to obtain pressure data. The processing unit is configured to perform an operation on the inertial data and the pressure data for obtaining evaluation values, and to obtain muscle power information corresponding to the part of the subject according to the evaluation values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital
    Inventors: Hsuan-Chih Lin, Ming-Hui Cheng, Tzyy-Ker Sue, Chiu-Feng Lin, Ko-Long Lin
  • Publication number: 20180160937
    Abstract: The system includes a stand surrounding a working area, a signal detector receiving a signal generated by the wire, and a positioning module disposed on the stand. The positioning module is configured to drive the signal detector moving forward and backward on a two-dimensional plane in the working area. The system also includes a computer system electrically connected to the signal detector and the positioning module. The compute system receives the signal from the signal detector, generates position information according to the signal, and transmits the position information to the positioning module, such that the positioning module moves the signal detector to a position corresponding to a position of the wire in the blood vessel according to the position information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Ming-Hui CHEN, Ming-Hui CHENG, Tzyy-Ker SUE
  • Publication number: 20180140244
    Abstract: A muscle power detection device and a muscle power detection method for detecting and classifying a muscle power status of a subject are provided. The muscle power detection device includes an inertia measurement unit, a pressure detection unit and a processing unit. The inertia measurement unit is configured to be arranged at a part of the subject and to obtain inertial data corresponding to the part of the subject according to movement status of the part of the subject. The pressure detection unit is configured to detection external force applied on the part of the subject to obtain pressure data. The processing unit is configured to perform an operation on the inertial data and the pressure data for obtaining evaluation values, and to obtain muscle power information corresponding to the part of the subject according to the evaluation values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Hsuan-Chih LIN, Ming-Hui CHENG, Tzyy-Ker SUE, Chiu-Feng LIN, Ko-Long LIN
  • Patent number: 9765442
    Abstract: An electrolyte for surface treatment of a metal implant includes 10-30 wt % of a sulfur-containing compound aqueous solution, 3-10 wt % of a phosphorous-containing compound aqueous solution, 0.5-2 wt % of an oxidant aqueous solution, and 0.5-5 wt % of a surfactant aqueous solution, with the rest being water. The concentration of the sulfur-containing compound aqueous solution is 0.1-3 M. The concentration of the phosphorous-containing compound aqueous solution is 0.05-2 M. The concentration of the oxidant aqueous solution is 0.05-1 M. The concentration of the surfactant aqueous solution is 0.05-5 M. The electrolyte is utilized for treating a surface of a metal implant, forming a porous oxide layer on the surface of the metal implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Li-Wen Weng, Chun-Chieh Tseng, Yue-Jun Wang, Ho-Chung Fu, Tzyy-Ker Sue
  • Publication number: 20170165072
    Abstract: A bone implant to be disposed between a first bone section and a second bone section is disclosed. The bone implant includes a body structure, a plurality of through-hole structures and an extended channel structure. The body structure has a first end surface to be connected to the first bone section and a second end surface to be connected to the second bone section. The plurality of through-hole structures are disposed in the body structure, pass through the first end surface and the second end surface and have a through-hole axis. The extended channel structure is disposed in the body structure, wherein the extended channel structure enables a new bone section to grow along a direction other than the through-hole axis between the first bone section and the second bone section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Yao-Te PENG, Yau-Chia LIU, Tzyy-Ker SUE, Ho-Chung FU, Yen-Nien CHEN
  • Publication number: 20170167043
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrolyte for surface treatment of a metal implant including 10-30 wt % of a sulfur-containing compound aqueous solution, 3-10 wt % of a phosphorous-containing compound aqueous solution, 0.5-2 wt % of an oxidant aqueous solution, and 0.5-5 wt % of a surfactant aqueous solution, with the rest being water. The concentration of the sulfur-containing compound aqueous solution is 0.1-3 M. The concentration of the phosphorous-containing compound aqueous solution is 0.05-2 M. The concentration of the oxidant aqueous solution is 0.05-1 M. The concentration of the surfactant aqueous solution is 0.05-5 M. As such, it is able to utilize the electrolyte for treating a surface of a metal implant, forming a porous oxide layer on the surface of the metal implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Li-Wen Weng, Chun-Chieh Tseng, Yue-Jun Wang, Ho-Chung Fu, Tzyy-Ker Sue
  • Patent number: 9610174
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant is a porous structure formed of a plurality of metal balls, and the intervertebral implant includes a bone support area and a bone growth area. The bone support area and the bone growth area each have a plurality of connecting holes, and a porosity of the bone support area is smaller than that of the bone growth area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    Inventors: Wei-Ching Wang, Yen-Nien Chen, Tzyy-Ker Sue, For-Son Wang, Wei-Jen Shih, Wei-Te Chen
  • Patent number: 9506161
    Abstract: A surface treatment of a magnesium alloy includes preparing a substrate of magnesium alloy, micro-arc oxidizing the substrate of magnesium alloy, forming an oxide layer with a hydroxyl group on the substrate of magnesium alloy, silylizing the oxide layer of the substrate of magnesium alloy with the oxide layer, by soaking the substrate of magnesium alloy in a processing solution with a silyl group-containing compound for 1-300 minutes, and placing the substrate of magnesium alloy with the silylized oxide layer at 70-200° C. for 1-300 minutes, allowing a condensation reaction to occur. The manufactured surface-treated magnesium alloy shows a decreased degradation rate in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Li-Wen Weng, Chun-Chieh Tseng, Yue-Jun Wang, Ho-Chung Fu, Tzyy-Ker Sue
  • Patent number: 9498337
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant, particularly an intervertebral implant comprising local degradable hydroxyl apatite/metal block and based on a support mounting model of porous hydroxyl apatite with metal powders held for sintering and molding, guides osseous tissues to grow in porous metal and is steadily merged in upper and lower bones when the implanted hydroxyl apatite is gradually degraded in a certain period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    Inventors: Wei-Ching Wang, Meng-Xiu Wu, Fu-Shan Wang, Tzyy-Ker Sue, Wei-Te Chen, Wei-Jen Shih
  • Publication number: 20160168744
    Abstract: A surface treatment of a magnesium alloy includes preparing a substrate of magnesium alloy, micro-arc oxidizing the substrate of magnesium alloy, forming an oxide layer with a hydroxyl group on the substrate of magnesium alloy, silylizing the oxide layer of the substrate of magnesium alloy with the oxide layer, by soaking the substrate of magnesium alloy in a processing solution with a silyl group-containing compound for 1-300 minutes, and placing the substrate of magnesium alloy with the silylized oxide layer at 70-200° C. for 1-300 minutes, allowing a condensation reaction to occur. The manufactured surface-treated magnesium alloy shows a decreased degradation rate in vivo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Li-Wen Weng, Chun-Chieh Tseng, Yue-Jun Wang, Ho-Chung Fu, Tzyy-Ker Sue
  • Publication number: 20150173905
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant, particularly an intervertebral implant comprising local degradable hydroxyl apatite/metal block and based on a support mounting model of porous hydroxyl apatite with metal powders held for sintering and molding, guides osseous tissues to grow in porous metal and is steadily merged in upper and lower bones when the implanted hydroxyl apatite is gradually degraded in a certain period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Wei-Ching Wang, Meng-Xiu Wu, Fu-Shan Wang, Tzyy-Ker Sue, Wei-Te Chen, Wei-Jen Shih
  • Publication number: 20150150689
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant is a porous structure formed of a plurality of metal balls, and the intervertebral implant includes a bone support area and a bone growth area. The bone support area and the bone growth area each have a plurality of connecting holes, and a porosity of the bone support area is smaller than that of the bone growth area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: WEI-CHING WANG, YEN-NIEN CHEN, TZYY-KER SUE, FOR-SON WANG, WEI-JEN SHIH, WEI-TE CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140187863
    Abstract: An endoscope controlling device includes a rigid tube mounted to an end face of a base and in communication with a compartment in the base. A positioning groove is formed in an inner periphery of the base and includes a bottom wall having a slot. A linear displacement control module includes a control member and a movable board. The control member is aligned with a through-hole in a periphery of the base. The control member controls longitudinal movement of the movable board in the compartment along a longitudinal axis of the base via a driving gear. An optical element receiving drum is mounted to the movable board. A rotational movement control module is mounted around the optical element receiving drum and received in the positioning groove of the base. A portion of the rotational movement control module is extended through the slot and exposed outside of the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    Inventors: Cheng-Wen Lin, Wei-Jen Shih, Yen-Nien Chen, Tzyy-Ker Sue, Pei-Yuan Lee, Hung-Wen Huang, Chien-Sheng Lo
  • Patent number: 8056381
    Abstract: A device for producing a pattern onto a work piece includes a die, an electromagnetic actuator and a base. The die includes a patterned surface, and the patterned surface includes a pattern. The electromagnetic actuator includes an plate body, a convex part and a strip unit connected to the plate body. The electromagnetic actuator is disposed in the base. When the electromagnetic actuator is activated while a work piece is being positioned between the patterned surface and the electromagnetic actuator, an inductive current is generated on the work piece by the electromagnetic actuator, and then a repulsive force is generated between the electromagnetic actuator and the work piece. The repulsive force causes the work piece to adhere to the patterned surface, forcing the work piece to deform against the patterned surface and to take on the shape of the pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Tung-Chen Cheng, Yu-Yi Chu, Rong-Shean Lee, Tzyy-Ker Sue, Chun-Chieh Wang
  • Patent number: 8020423
    Abstract: An electronic casing and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The method includes the following steps. Step (a): a metal laminate and a die of a predetermined shape are provided. The metal laminate comprises a metal top layer and a metal bottom layer that are bonded by interface atom diffusion. Step (b): the metal laminate is processed to form a casing blank by using the die, and the casing blank has at least one turning portion. Step (c): a profiler of a predetermined shape and an electromagnetic forming device are provided. Step (d): the casing blank is attached to the profiler, and the electromagnetic forming device is disposed at a position corresponding to the turning portion. Step (e): the electromagnetic forming device is activated, so that the casing blank has a shape corresponding to the predetermined shape of the profiler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Chih-Yuan Chen, Chun-Chieh Wang, Tzyy-Ker Sue, Chin-Chuan Huang, Chi-Keung Chung