Patents by Inventor WEN-ZHANG LIN

WEN-ZHANG LIN 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: 10852340
    Abstract: A vehicle electronics high-resistance fault diagnosis system is provided, as well as a method of detecting and isolating a high-resistance fault in vehicle electronics of a vehicle. The method includes the steps of determining electrical data for one or more portions of the vehicle electronics, wherein the electrical data includes voltage data and/or current data concerning the one or more portions of the vehicle electronics; calculating a resistance for a plurality of resistance sets of the vehicle electronics based on the electrical data, wherein each of the plurality of resistance sets includes one or more electrical components; obtaining a resistance set threshold for each of the plurality of resistance sets of the vehicle electronics; for each of the plurality of resistance sets, evaluating whether the resistance of the resistance set exceeds the resistance set threshold; and based on the evaluating step, identifying one or more high-resistance fault candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Xinyu Du, Wen-Chiao Lin, Yilu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10770142
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a control circuit of a memory array. The control circuit includes a first switch and a set termination circuit. The first switch is connected between a first voltage source and a data line of a resistive memory cell of the memory array. The set termination circuit has a first terminal connected to a control terminal of the first switch and a second terminal connected to the data line of the resistive memory cell of the memory array. When a data line voltage of the data line decreases to be lower than a first voltage in a first duration of the resistive memory cell performing a set operation, the set termination circuit turns off the first switch to terminate the set operation by stopping providing the first voltage of the first voltage source to the data line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Meng-Fan Chang, Wen-Zhang Lin, Li-Ya Lai
  • Patent number: 10701181
    Abstract: Automatically reserving a requested resource in real-time is provided. In response to posting a resource request message that includes a set of resource request criteria on a network, a set of resource availability options is received from a set of resource service providers via the network using a negotiation communication channel. The set of resource availability options received from the set of resource service providers is ranked based on an amount of matching between constraints of each respective resource availability option and the set of resource request criteria. The set of resource availability options is displayed by rank from a greatest amount to a least amount of matching in a resource negotiation table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nan Dong, Wen Hui Fan, June-Ray Lin, Jin Zhang, Li Bo Zhang
  • Publication number: 20200158772
    Abstract: A vehicle electronics high-resistance fault diagnosis system is provided, as well as a method of detecting and isolating a high-resistance fault in vehicle electronics of a vehicle. The method includes the steps of determining electrical data for one or more portions of the vehicle electronics, wherein the electrical data includes voltage data and/or current data concerning the one or more portions of the vehicle electronics; calculating a resistance for a plurality of resistance sets of the vehicle electronics based on the electrical data, wherein each of the plurality of resistance sets includes one or more electrical components; obtaining a resistance set threshold for each of the plurality of resistance sets of the vehicle electronics; for each of the plurality of resistance sets, evaluating whether the resistance of the resistance set exceeds the resistance set threshold; and based on the evaluating step, identifying one or more high-resistance fault candidates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Xinyu Du, Wen-Chiao Lin, Yilu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10607698
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a control circuit of a memory array. The control circuit includes a first switch and a set termination circuit. The first switch is connected between a first voltage source and a data line of a resistive memory cell of the memory array. The set termination circuit has a first terminal connected to a control terminal of the first switch and a second terminal connected to the data line of the resistive memory cell of the memory array. When a data line voltage of the data line decreases to be lower than a first voltage in a first duration of the resistive memory cell performing a set operation, the set termination circuit turns off the first switch to terminate the set operation by stopping providing the first voltage of the first voltage source to the data line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Meng-Fan Chang, Wen-Zhang Lin, Li-Ya Lai
  • Patent number: 10606139
    Abstract: A pixel structure includes a substrate, first and second gate lines, first and second data lines, and at least one pixel unit. The first and second gate lines and the first and second data lines are over the substrate and intersect with each other. The pixel unit is disposed on the substrate. The pixel unit includes first and second active devices, a common electrode, and first and second pixel electrodes. The first and second active devices are electrically connected to the first data line, and electrically connected to the first and second gate lines respectively. The common electrode is connected to a common potential source. The first and second pixel electrodes are over the common electrode and electrically connected to the first and second active devices respectively. At least one second branch electrode of the second pixel electrode shrinks from its one side to another side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sih-Yan Lin, Chia-Chun Hsu, Yu-Zhang Huang, Yen-Hua Lo, Hsin-Chun Huang, Wen-Rei Guo
  • Patent number: 10600261
    Abstract: A method for use with a vehicle having one or more subsystems includes receiving vehicle health management (VHM) information via a controller indicative of a state of health of the subsystem. The VHM information is based on prior testing results of the subsystem. The method includes determining a required testing profile using the testing results, applying the testing profile to the subsystem to thereby control a state of the subsystem, and measuring a response of the subsystem to the applied testing profile. The method also includes recording additional testing results in memory of the controller that is indicative of a response of the subsystem to the applied testing profile. The vehicle includes a plurality of subsystems and a controller configured to execute the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Xiaoyu Huang, Shengbing Jiang, Wen-Chiao Lin, Chaitanya Sankavaram, Yao Hu, Shiming Duan, Yilu Zhang, Paul E. Krajewski
  • Publication number: 20200065867
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of valuing patents, comprising the following steps: (a) Establishing a dynamic database; (b) obtaining and identifying patent information; (c) calling targeted information from the dynamic database in regard of the identified patent information to consequently form a target pool of data; (d) establishing representative valuation parameters and comparing these representative valuation parameters against the identified patent information together with the target pool of data; additionally, using mathematical models to quantify and assign scores to these valuation parameters and (e) aggregating the assigned scores of each of the valuation parameters and providing an overall valuation based on the aggregated scores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: FOSHAN CITY MU JI INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventors: Melvin Lim, Lie Xin Lin, Wen Feng Hou, Jin Zhao, Ping Zhang
  • Patent number: 10501092
    Abstract: A method proactively transitions performance of a functional operation from a primary subsystem to a secondary subsystem within a vehicle or other system having an electronic control unit (ECU). The method includes receiving health management information via the ECU when the primary subsystem is actively performing the functional operation within the system and the secondary subsystem operates in a standby mode, wherein the health information is indicative of a numeric state of health (SOH) of the primary subsystem. The method also includes comparing the numeric SOH to a calibrated non-zero threshold SOH, and then commanding, via the ECU, a transition of the performance of the functional operation to the secondary subsystem and placing the primary subsystem in the standby mode when the numeric SOH is less than the calibrated non-zero threshold SOH. A vehicle executes the method via the ECU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: GM Global Technololgy Operations LLC
    Inventors: Xiaoyu Huang, Wen-Chiao Lin, Shengbing Jiang, Shiming Duan, Youssef A. Ghoneim, Steven W. Holland, Yilu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10418518
    Abstract: A fabrication method of a nitride underlayer structure includes, during AlN layer sputtering with PVD, a small amount of non-Al material is doped to form nitride with decomposition temperature lower than that of AlN. A high-temperature annealing is then performed. After annealing, the AlN layer has a rough surface with microscopic ups and downs instead of a flat surface. By continuing AlGaN growth via MOCVD over this surface, the stress can be released via 3D-2D mode conversion, thus improving AlN cracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: XIAMEN SANAN OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shengchang Chen, Wen-Yu Lin, Jie Zhang, Heqing Deng, Chen-Ke Hsu
  • Publication number: 20190271891
    Abstract: A pixel structure includes a substrate, first and second gate lines, first and second data lines, and at least one pixel unit. The first and second gate lines and the first and second data lines are over the substrate and intersect with each other. The pixel unit is disposed on the substrate. The pixel unit includes first and second active devices, a common electrode, and first and second pixel electrodes. The first and second active devices are electrically connected to the first data line, and electrically connected to the first and second gate lines respectively. The common electrode is connected to a common potential source. The first and second pixel electrodes are over the common electrode and electrically connected to the first and second active devices respectively. At least one second branch electrode of the second pixel electrode shrinks from its one side to another side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Sih-Yan LIN, Chia-Chun HSU, Yu-Zhang HUANG, Yen-Hua LO, Hsin-Chun HUANG, Wen-Rei GUO
  • Publication number: 20190115075
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a control circuit of a memory array. The control circuit includes a first switch and a set termination circuit. The first switch is connected between a first voltage source and a data line of a resistive memory cell of the memory array. The set termination circuit has a first terminal connected to a control terminal of the first switch and a second terminal connected to the data line of the resistive memory cell of the memory array. When a data line voltage of the data line decreases to be lower than a first voltage in a first duration of the resistive memory cell performing a set operation, the set termination circuit turns off the first switch to terminate the set operation by stopping providing the first voltage of the first voltage source to the data line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Meng-Fan CHANG, Wen-Zhang LIN, Li-Ya LAI
  • Publication number: 20190115074
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a control circuit of a memory array. The control circuit includes a first switch and a set termination circuit. The first switch is connected between a first voltage source and a data line of a resistive memory cell of the memory array. The set termination circuit has a first terminal connected to a control terminal of the first switch and a second terminal connected to the data line of the resistive memory cell of the memory array. When a data line voltage of the data line decreases to be lower than a first voltage in a first duration of the resistive memory cell performing a set operation, the set termination circuit turns off the first switch to terminate the set operation by stopping providing the first voltage of the first voltage source to the data line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Meng-Fan CHANG, Wen-Zhang LIN, Li-Ya LAI
  • Patent number: 10204681
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a control circuit of a memory array. The control circuit includes a first switch and a set termination circuit. The first switch is connected between a first voltage source and a data line of a resistive memory cell of the memory array. The set termination circuit has a first terminal connected to a control terminal of the first switch and a second terminal connected to the data line of the resistive memory cell of the memory array. When a data line voltage of the data line decreases to be lower than a first voltage in a first duration of the resistive memory cell performing a set operation, the set termination circuit turns off the first switch to terminate the set operation by stopping providing the first voltage of the first voltage source to the data line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Meng-Fan Chang, Wen-Zhang Lin, Li-Ya Lai
  • Publication number: 20180330785
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a control circuit of a memory array. The control circuit includes a first switch and a set termination circuit. The first switch is connected between a first voltage source and a data line of a resistive memory cell of the memory array. The set termination circuit has a first terminal connected to a control terminal of the first switch and a second terminal connected to the data line of the resistive memory cell of the memory array. When a data line voltage of the data line decreases to be lower than a first voltage in a first duration of the resistive memory cell performing a set operation, the set termination circuit turns off the first switch to terminate the set operation by stopping providing the first voltage of the first voltage source to the data line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Meng-Fan CHANG, Wen-Zhang LIN, Li-Ya LAI
  • Patent number: 9431734
    Abstract: A receptacle connector (100) includes an insulative housing (1), a number of contacts (2) retained in the insulative housing, a metal shield (3) covering the insulative housing, a metal plate (4) assembled to the metal shield along a vertical direction perpendicular to the mating direction, and an insulative cover (5) fully molded over the metal shield and partly molded over the metal plate. The metal plate defines a pair of closed slits (412) behind a rear face of the insulative housing. The insulative cover terminates at the closed slits in a mating direction along which a mating plug connector is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jing-Jie Guo, Wen-Zhang Lin
  • Patent number: 9397449
    Abstract: A receptacle connector (100) includes an insluative housing (1), a number of contacts (2) retained in the insulative housing; a metal shield (4) covering the insulative housing for defining a space for receiving a plug connector along an insertion direction, and a cable (3) having a first end soldered to a mother board of an electronic appliance and a second end directly soldered with the soldering portions of the contacts in a first embodiment and indirectly connected with the contacts via a printed circuit board in a second embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jing-Jie Guo, Wen-Zhang Lin
  • Patent number: 9112299
    Abstract: A waterproof electrical connector (100) includes a number of terminals (2), a metallic shell (1), and an insulating housing (3) molded outside of the metal shell (1) to thereby define a passageway (10). The insulating housing (1) includes a base portion (33) and a tongue portion (31) extending forwardly from the base portion (33). The base portion (33) includes at least one mold cavity (331) for inserting a mold. The mold cavity (331) and the passageway (10) are spaced apart from each other along the insertion/extraction direction for having better waterproof function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cen Lu, Jing-Jie Guo, Wen-Zhang Lin
  • Publication number: 20150056865
    Abstract: A receptacle connector (100) includes an insluative housing (1), a number of contacts (2) retained in the insulative housing; a metal shield (4) covering the insulative housing for defining a space for receiving a plug connector along an insertion direction, and a cable (3) having a first end soldered to a mother board of an electronic appliance and a second end directly soldered with the soldering portions of the contacts in a first embodiment and indirectly connected with the contacts via a printed circuit board in a second embodiment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: JING-JIE GUO, WEN-ZHANG LIN
  • Publication number: 20150056858
    Abstract: A receptacle connector (100) includes an insulative housing (1), a number of contacts (2) retained in the insulative housing, a metal shield (3) covering the insulative housing, a metal plate (4) assembled to the metal shield along a vertical direction perpendicular to the mating direction, and an insulative cover (5) fully molded over the metal shield and partly molded over the metal plate. The metal plate defines a pair of closed slits (412) behind a rear face of the insulative housing. The insulative cover terminates at the closed slits in a mating direction along which a mating plug connector is inserted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: JING-JIE GUO, WEN-ZHANG LIN