Patents by Inventor Yao Hua

Yao Hua 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: 20220256116
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure generally relate to video-conferencing systems, and more particularly, to advanced camera devices with integrated background differentiation capabilities, such as background removal, background replacement, and/or background blur capabilities, which are suitable for use in a video-conferencing application. Generally, the camera devices described herein use a combination of integrated hardware and software to differentiate between the desired portion of a video stream and the undesired portion of the video stream to-be-replaced. The background differentiation and/or background replacement methods disclosed herein are generally performed, using a camera device, before encoding the video stream for transmission of the video stream therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Joseph Yao-Hua CHU, Ting Chia HSU, Jeffrey Phillip FISHER
  • Patent number: 11412595
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides intelligent lighting control systems. The lighting control system apparatuses include a light control module configured to be coupled to a luminaire electrically coupled to a light bulb comprising a capacitor. The lighting control module comprises a controller configured to temporarily close a circuit comprising a load wire configured to connect an AC power source to the capacitor through the luminaire, whereby electricity flowing through the load wire flows through the capacitor in the light bulb and charges an energy storage device in the lighting control module electrically coupled to the load wire. The controller is configured to after temporarily closing the circuit, re-open the circuit prior to the capacitor fully charging, so as to prevent a light emitting element of the light bulb electrically coupled to the capacitor from illuminating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Savant Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Yao Hua Chu
  • Publication number: 20220238407
    Abstract: Three-dimensional integrated circuit (3DIC) structures and methods of forming the same are provided. A 3DIC structure includes a semiconductor package, a first package substrate, a molded underfill layer and a thermal interface material. The semiconductor package is disposed over and electrically connected to the first package substrate through a plurality of first bumps. The semiconductor package includes at least one semiconductor die and an encapsulation layer aside the semiconductor die. The molded underfill layer surrounds the plurality of first bumps and a sidewall of the semiconductor package, and has a substantially planar top surface. The CTE of the molded underfill layer is different from the CTE of the encapsulation layer of the semiconductor package. The thermal interface material is disposed over the semiconductor package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chia-Min Lin, Ching-Hua Hsieh, Chih-Wei Lin, Sheng-Hsiang Chiu, Sheng-Feng Weng, Yao-Tong Lai
  • Publication number: 20220230443
    Abstract: A method for detecting objects and labeling the objects with distances in an image includes steps of: obtaining a thermal image from a thermal camera, an RGB image from an RGB camera, and radar information from an mmWave radar; adjusting the thermal image based on the RGB image to generate an adjusted thermal image, and generating a fused image based on the RGB image and the adjusted thermal image; generating a second fused image based on the fused image and the radar information; detecting objects in the images, and generating, based on the fused image, another fused image including bounding boxes marking the objects; and determining motion parameters of the objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: KAI-LUNG HUA, YUNG-YAO CHEN, SIN-YE JHONG, YO-CHENG CHEN, BA-LIN LIN, TZYY-YZONG LIN, CHENG-SHU WEN, YEN-PO WANG, CHUN-JUNG CHEN, TUNG-HSIN YANG, WEN-HSIANG LU, CHYI-JIA HUANG
  • Publication number: 20220202197
    Abstract: An air mattress includes an inflatable chamber. The inflatable chamber defines a groove for fixing a fitted bed sheet. The fitted bed sheet has an elastic edge. The elastic edge of the fitted bed sheet is placed to engage the groove so as to keep the fitted bed sheet in place when the fitted bed sheet is stretched over the inflatable chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Cheng-Chung Wang, Chien-Hua Wang, Yao-Hua Wang
  • Publication number: 20220202199
    Abstract: An inflatable product includes an inflatable chamber and an elongated element. The inflatable chamber includes fusion portions. The elongated element is flexible, is disposed in the inflatable chamber, includes enlarged portions, and is connected to the inflatable chamber with the enlarged portions constrained by the fusion portions. The elongated element is in tension for controlling expansion of the inflatable chamber to a desired shape when the inflatable chamber is inflated to expand. The enlarged portions are constrained by the fusion portions to avoid separation of the elongated element from the inflatable chamber when the inflatable chamber is inflated to expand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Cheng-Chung Wang, Chien-Hua Wang, Yao-Hua Wang
  • Publication number: 20220207323
    Abstract: A processing element architecture adapted to a convolution comprises a plurality of processing elements and a delayed queue circuit. The plurality of processing elements includes a first processing element and a second processing element, wherein the first processing element and the second processing element perform the convolution according to a shared datum at least. The delayed queue circuit connects to the first processing element and connects to the second processing element. The delayed queue circuit receives the shared datum sent by the first processing element, and sends the shared datum to the second processing element after receiving the shared datum and waiting for a time interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yao-Hua CHEN, Yu-Xiang YEN, Wan-Shan HSIEH, Chih-Tsun HUANG, Juin-Ming LU, Jing-Jia LIOU
  • Patent number: 11265982
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a light bulb apparatus for changing a color temperature of a luminaire using an encoded alternating current (AC) power signal transmitted from a lighting control system to the luminaire electrically coupled to the light bulb apparatus, wherein the color temperature is encoded with a cut phase of the AC power signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Savant Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Yao Hua Chu
  • Patent number: 11258982
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provided herein can be used to improve the control, selection and transmission of data to a remote video conferencing environment, by use of a plurality of wired or wirelessly connected electronic devices. In one example, the transmission of data from a local environment can be improved by switching the source of visual inputs (e.g., cameras or display of an electronic device, such as laptop) and/or audio inputs (e.g., microphones) to the one or more appropriate visual and audio sources available within the local environment. The most appropriate visual and audio sources can be the sources that provide the participants in the remote environment the most relevant data giving the remote users the best understanding of the current activities in the local environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Andreas Franz William Atkins, Joseph Yao-Hua Chu, Henry Levak, Kevin McLintock
  • Patent number: 11191114
    Abstract: A D2D communication method includes: determining, by a base station in a first network, that a D2D communication timeslot in the first network needs to be configured, where the D2D communication timeslot is used for D2D communication between a first terminal in the first network and a second terminal in a second network, and the first network and the second network are different home networks; sending, by the base station, a resource request to a third terminal in the first network, where the resource request is used to instruct the third terminal to report, to the base station, information used to configure the D2D communication timeslot; and receiving, by the base station, a resource request response sent by the third terminal, where the resource request response includes the information used to configure the D2D communication timeslot and obtained by the third terminal from the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yao Hua, Mingchao Li
  • Patent number: 11147143
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an intelligent lighting control system. A controller of the lighting control system causes a phase change cut to be applied to an AC power signal to signal to a light bulb apparatus connected to a luminaire a request to self identify. The encoded phase changed AC power signal is transmitted to the light bulb apparatus for a predetermined time period. A response signal received from the light bulb in response to receipt of the encoded phase changed AC power signal by the light bulb is detected at the lighting control system. A bulb identification is determined based on the response signal from the light bulb apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Racepoint Energy, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Yao Hua Chu
  • Patent number: 11102145
    Abstract: A method for sharing computer device resources includes establishing a sharing domain and storing information of user terminals joined to the sharing domain. Information of shareable resources in the sharing domain is obtained. Requests for allocation of computer device resources such as data storage and data traffic per period may be sent out by a user terminal, and allocations of resources for sharing may be made according to one or more predetermined rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignees: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS (ZHENGZHOU) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yao-Hua Liu
  • Patent number: 11095467
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provided herein can be used to improve the control, selection and transmission of data to a remote video conferencing environment, by use of a plurality of wired or wirelessly connected electronic devices. In one example, the transmission of data from a local environment can be improved by switching the source of visual inputs (e.g., cameras or display of an electronic device, such as laptop) and/or audio inputs (e.g., microphones) to the one or more appropriate visual and audio sources available within the local environment. The most appropriate visual and audio sources can be the sources that provide the participants in the remote environment the most relevant data giving the remote users the best understanding of the current activities in the local environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: LOGITECH EUROPE S.A.
    Inventors: Andreas Franz William Atkins, Joseph Yao-Hua Chu, Henry Levak, Kevin McLintock
  • Patent number: 11088861
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provided herein can be used to improve the control, selection and transmission of data to a remote video conferencing environment, by use of a plurality of wired or wirelessly connected electronic devices. In one example, the transmission of data from a local environment can be improved by switching the source of visual inputs (e.g., cameras or display of an electronic device, such as laptop) and/or audio inputs (e.g., microphones) to the one or more appropriate visual and audio sources available within the local environment. The most appropriate visual and audio sources can be the sources that provide the participants in the remote environment the most relevant data giving the remote users the best understanding of the current activities in the local environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: LOGITECH EUROPE S.A.
    Inventors: Andreas Franz William Atkins, Joseph Yao-Hua Chu, Henry Levak, Kevin McLintock
  • Publication number: 20210219739
    Abstract: An inflatable product includes an inflatable chamber and a supplemental layer. The supplemental layer is disposed on the inflatable chamber. Further, the supplemental layer is directly or indirectly fixed to the inflatable chamber by sewing. The inflatable chamber is made of plastic. The material of the supplemental layer is different from that of the inflatable chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Cheng-Chung Wang, Chien-Hua Wang, Yao-Hua Wang
  • Publication number: 20210201127
    Abstract: An adaptive learning power modeling method includes: sampling at least one of a plurality of network components to form a power consumption evaluation network according to at least one parameter within a parameter range; evaluating a predictive power consumption of a to-be-measured circuit by the power consumption evaluation network; training and evaluating an actual power consumption and the predictive power consumption of the to-be-measured circuit by the power consumption evaluation network to obtain an evaluation result; and performing training according to the evaluation result to determine whether to change the power consumption evaluation network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yao-Hua CHEN, Jing-Jia LIOU, Chih-Tsun HUANG, Juin-Ming LU
  • Publication number: 20210201118
    Abstract: A deep neural network (DNN) hardware accelerator including a processing element array is disclosed. The processing element array includes a processing element array, the processing element array including a plurality of processing element groups and each of the processing element groups including a plurality of processing elements. A first network connection implementation between a first processing element group of the processing element groups and a second processing element group of the processing element groups is different from a second network connection implementation between the processing elements in the first processing element group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yao-Hua CHEN, Wan-Shan HSIEH, Juin-Ming LU
  • Patent number: 11038704
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provided herein can be used to improve the control, selection and transmission of data to a remote video conferencing environment, by use of a plurality of wired or wirelessly connected electronic devices. In one example, the transmission of data from a local environment can be improved by switching the source of visual inputs (e.g., cameras or display of an electronic device, such as laptop) and/or audio inputs (e.g., microphones) to the one or more appropriate visual and audio sources available within the local environment. The most appropriate visual and audio sources can be the sources that provide the participants in the remote environment the most relevant data giving the remote users the best understanding of the current activities in the local environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: LOGITECH EUROPE S.A.
    Inventors: Andreas Franz William Atkins, Joseph Yao-Hua Chu, Henry Levak, Kevin Mclintock
  • Patent number: 11006317
    Abstract: A communication method and an apparatus are provided to improve communications efficiency. The communication method includes: receiving, by a base station, carrier aggregation capability information from UE; receiving, by the base station, carrier information from the UE, where the carrier information indicates a carrier requested by the UE for use, the carrier information includes first information, the first information is used to indicate a type of a service corresponding to at least some of the carrier requested by the UE for use, the carrier requested by the UE for use includes a carrier other than all carriers used by the base station; and sending, by the base station, indication information to the UE based on the carrier aggregation capability information and the carrier information, where the indication information is used to indicate allowing the UE to use one or more of the carrier requested by the UE for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yao Hua, Bingzhao Li, Zhenzhen Cao, Xiao Xiao
  • Patent number: 10985857
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to the communications field, and disclose a method and an apparatus for device-to-device inter-cell interference coordination. The method in the present disclosure includes: receiving, by a first terminal when the first terminal becomes a detection terminal, configuration information sent by a first base station, where the configuration information includes a resource usage detection parameter, and the resource usage detection parameter is used to configure a resource usage detection manner for the first terminal; detecting, by the first terminal based on the resource usage detection parameter, resource usage information corresponding to a resource location; reporting, by the first terminal, the resource usage information to the first base station, so that the first base station adjusts, based on the resource usage information, a D2D data transmission mode for the first terminal or a second terminal using the resource location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yao Hua, Zhenshan Zhao, Guanglin Han