Patents by Inventor Wei-Te Chen

Wei-Te 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: 20180132816
    Abstract: The imaging system includes a wire, a second signal transmission unit and a computer system. At least one first signal transmission unit is disposed on the wire which is configured to enter a blood vessel in a human body. The second signal transmission unit is disposed outside of the human body. The computer system is electrically connected to the second signal transmission unit. The first signal transmission unit emits a first signal, the second signal transmission unit receives the first signal, and the computer system generates a first image according to the first signal. The second signal transmission unit emits a second signal, and receives a reflection signal corresponding to the second signal. The computer system generates a second image according to the reflection signal, and merges the first image with the second image as a third image for rendering a position of the wire in the human body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Ming-Hui CHEN, Wei-Te CHEN, Hui-Hua CHIANG
  • Publication number: 20180092544
    Abstract: The system comprises an optical fiber, a light emitting module, an ultrasound detector and an imaging system. The optical fiber has a first end and a second end. The second end of the optical fiber is configured to enter a blood vessel of a human body. The light emitting module emits a laser ray into the first end of the optical fiber, and the laser ray diffuses into a human tissue through the optical fiber to generate an ultrasound signal. The ultrasound detector is disposed corresponding to the second end of the optical fiber for receiving the ultrasound signal. The imaging system is coupled to the ultrasound detector and generates an image with respect to the blood vessel according to the ultrasound signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Ming-Hui CHEN, Hsiang-Chen CHUI, Wei-Te CHEN
  • 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: 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: 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: 20150157740
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a biomedical signal conductive membrane includes providing a natural polymer material, adding an acid solution for making the natural polymer material dissolved in the acid solution to form a viscous liquid mixture, performing a dry step for drying the viscous liquid mixture to form an initial stage of membrane, wherein the structure of natural polymer material within the initial stage of membrane is a straight chain, providing a cross-linking agent to perform a cross-linking step for transforming the initial stage of membrane into a gel membrane, wherein the structure of natural polymer material within the gel membrane is a cross-linked network, and performing a rinse step for removing the cross-linking agent and keeping a plurality of water molecules remaining within the cross-linked network of natural polymer material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Ping-Yi Hsieh, Wei-Ching Wang, Meng-Hsiu Wu, Wei-Te Chen
  • 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: 20140187912
    Abstract: A positioning device, an image projecting system and a method for overlapping images are provided. The positioning device is applied to a Computed Tomography process and a Magnetic Resonance Imaging process. The positioning device includes a patch and a positioning mark. The positioning mark is adapted to be mounted on the patch, and includes a Computed Tomography mark and a Magnetic Resonance Imaging mark.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH&DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    Inventors: WEI-CHING WANG, BING-FENG HUANG, WEI-TE CHEN, PEI-YUAN LEE, KAI-CHE LIU, MIN-LIANG WANG
  • Patent number: 8696752
    Abstract: An interbody cage includes a substrate having a plurality of curve slits, with each of the curve slits having a plurality of sections. A plurality of deformable ribs is formed, with each deformable rib between any adjacent two of the curve slits and having a first end and a second end. The first and second ends of each deformable rib respectively connect with two opposite lateral bars of the substrate, and a plurality of folds is formed on the plurality of deformable ribs in places adapted to be bent. In use, any adjacent two of the deformable ribs are capable of being bent to depart from each other to define a filling room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Wei-Jen Shih, Yu-Ting Lyu, Wei-Te Chen, Yen-Nien Chen
  • Publication number: 20130173000
    Abstract: An interbody cage includes a substrate having a plurality of curve slits, with each of the curve slits having a plurality of sections. A plurality of deformable ribs is formed, with each deformable rib between any adjacent two of the curve slits and having a first end and a second end. The first and second ends of each deformable rib respectively connect with two opposite lateral bars of the substrate, and a plurality of folds is formed on the plurality of deformable ribs in places adapted to be bent. In use, any adjacent two of the deformable ribs are capable of being bent to depart from each other to define a filling room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Wei-Jen Shih, Yu-Ting Lyu, Wei-Te Chen, Yen-Nien Chen
  • Publication number: 20130150967
    Abstract: An interbody cage including a substrate and a plurality of through holes is disclosed. The substrate has a plurality of curve slits, with each of the curve slits having a plurality of sections, wherein a plurality deformable ribs is formed, with each deformable rib between any two curve slits and having a narrow part and a wide part. The plurality of through holes is formed in the wide part of the deformable rib. In use, any adjacent two of the deformable ribs are capable of being bent to depart from each other to define a filling room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Wei-Jen Shih, Yu-Ting Lyu, Wei-Te Chen, Yen-Nien Chen
  • Patent number: 8285552
    Abstract: A system and a method for simulating expression of a message are provided. The system comprises a network platform end and at least one user end. The network platform end comprises a message capturing module for capturing a user message; a feature analyzing module for performing a characteristic analysis on content of the user message, so as to mark at least one simulation action tag on the message content; and a simulation message generating module for acquiring simulation instructions corresponding to the at least one simulation action tag and combining the same with the message content to generate a simulation message. The user end comprises a user device for receiving the simulation message and outputting the message content and simulation instructions contained in the simulation message to a simulation device; and the simulation device for playing the received message content and executing corresponding simulation instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Institute for Information Industry
    Inventors: Wen-Nan Wang, James Lee, Wei-Te Chen, Tzu-Chen Tsai, Eden Hsu
  • Publication number: 20120083882
    Abstract: A spinal implant structure includes a hollow cylinder and a biodegradable polymer membrane. The hollow cylinder is implanted in a bone damaged part of human vertebra. The biodegradable polymer membrane is formed to a part of a surface of the hollow cylinder. Thus, the biodegradable polymer membrane blocks invasion of soft tissues, and then the bone fillers integrated with vertebra are maintained without loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH&DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    Inventors: WEI- JEN SHIH, Yu-hsien Kao, Wei-Te Chen, Yen-Nien Chen, Jin-Long Jou
  • Publication number: 20120076847
    Abstract: A medical instrument and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The medical instrument includes a biomedical metal layer and a polymer film. The polymer film is a biodegradable polymer material. The manufacturing method includes the following steps: providing the biomedical metal layer, immersing the biomedical metal layer in a polymer solution, performing a baking process on the biomedical metal layer coated with a polymer film, forming the biomedical metal layer coated with the polymer film, taking out the biomedical metal layer coated with the polymer film to fabricate the medical instrument. The biodegradable polymer film and the biomedical metal layer are combined into the medical instrument, so that a physician performs a surgery more easily. In addition, decomposition time of the polymer film can be preset, so as to achieve efficacy of blocking soft tissue cells having a higher growth rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH&DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    Inventors: Wei-Te CHEN, Wei-Jen Shih, Wei-Ching Wang, Jin-Long Jou
  • Publication number: 20120041401
    Abstract: A minus-pressured bandage includes a coverage layer, a minus-pressed acting member, an adhering layer and a fixing tap. The coverage layer includes a through-hole to be connected to a minus-pressured device. The minus-pressed acting member includes a fixed-shaped layer and a contact layer abutting with the fixed-shaped layer. The contact layer is made of a resilient material. The fixed-shaped layer has hardness greater than that of the contact layer. Each of the fixed-shaped layer and contact layer has a plurality of first absorbing holes and a plurality of second absorbing holes aligned with the first absorbing holes. The adhering layer is porous and abuts between the coverage layer and the fixed-shaped layer. The fixing tap is arranged on the coverage layer in order to fasten the minus-pressured bandage on the wound. In this arrangement, a minus-pressured suction applied to the wound may be increased to facilitate capillary angiogenesis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Aldous CHAO, Wei-Hua Lu, Yung-Chuan Chen, Li-Wen Chen, Chien-Hsiung Tsai, Li-Chiang Lin, Cheng-Loong Liang, Wei-Te Chen, Wei-Jen Shih
  • Publication number: 20110112826
    Abstract: A system and a method for simulating expression of a message are provided. The system comprises a network platform end and at least one user end. The network platform end comprises a message capturing module for capturing a user message; a feature analyzing module for performing a characteristic analysis on content of the user message, so as to mark at least one simulation action tag on the message content; and a simulation message generating module for acquiring simulation instructions corresponding to the at least one simulation action tag and combining the same with the message content to generate a simulation message. The user end comprises a user device for receiving the simulation message and outputting the message content and simulation instructions contained in the simulation message to a simulation device; and the simulation device for playing the received message content and executing corresponding simulation instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION INDUSTRY
    Inventors: Wen-Nan Wang, James Lee, Wei-Te Chen, Tzu-Chen Tsai, Eden Hsu