Patents by Inventor Yao-Jen Chang

Yao-Jen Chang 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: 10978404
    Abstract: Method for fabricating a semiconductor structure is provided. First features are formed in a first product region of each die area in a material layer through a first mask. Second features are formed in a second product region of each die area in the material layer through a second mask. Third features are formed in a third product region of each die area in the material layer through a third mask. Fourth features are formed in a fourth product region of each die area in the material layer through a fourth mask. Fifth features are formed in an alignment region of each die area in the material layer through the first through fourth masks. The first product region is adjacent to and in physical contact with the second and third product regions, and the first product region is free of the second, third, and fourth features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung-Yu Lu, Yao-Jen Chang, Sao-Ling Chiu
  • Publication number: 20210101047
    Abstract: A Rowing Machine, which includes a Main Bracket and a Cushion. The Main Bracket is equipped with a Slide Rail, the Cushion is slidably installed on the Slide Rail, and the Slide Rail is gradually bent upwards from front to back. Thereby, when the user uses the Rowing Machine, the Cushion can rise higher along the bent Slide Rail, which can more effectively enhance the user's exercise effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: REXON INDUSTRIAL CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Yao Jen CHANG
  • Patent number: 10965942
    Abstract: A method of decoding a bitstream by an electronic device includes determining a block unit having a block height and a block width from an image frame according to the bitstream. A mode list including a plurality of intra modes is determined for reconstructing the block unit. At least one of the intra modes is selected from the mode list based on a comparison between the block height and the block width, and removed from the mode list to generate an adjusted list including a plurality of unselected modes. The block unit included in the image frame is reconstructed based on the adjusted list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Yao-Jen Chang, Hui-Yu Jiang
  • Publication number: 20210092449
    Abstract: An example device includes a memory and one or more processors implemented in circuitry and communicatively coupled to the memory. The one or more processors are configured to determine a value of a first syntax element indicative of a number of subpictures in a picture of video data. The one or more processors are configured to determine, for each subpicture among the subpictures in the picture, a value of a respective second syntax element indicative of an identification of a respective subpicture. The one or more processors are also configured to code the respective subpicture identified by the respective second syntax element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Yao-Jen Chang, Vadim Seregin, Muhammed Zeyd Coban, Marta Karczewicz
  • Publication number: 20210092422
    Abstract: A method of decoding a bistream by an electronic device is provided. A block unit is determined from an image frame according to the bitstream. A line index determined in the bitstream is compared with a first predefined value to determine whether a mode flag is included in the bitstream. A mode index is determined for directly selecting a prediction mode of the block unit from a most probable mode (MPM) list of the block unit when the mode flag is not included in the bitstream. The mode flag is compared to a second predefined value when the mode flag is included in the bitstream to determine whether the prediction mode is selected from the MPM list. One of a plurality of reference lines is selected based on the line index. The block unit is reconstructed based on the selected reference line and the prediction mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: HUI-YU JIANG, YAO-JEN CHANG
  • Publication number: 20210092421
    Abstract: A video decoder can be configured to decode a first syntax element indicating a size of a coding tree unit (CTU); after decoding the first syntax element indicating the size of the CTU, decode a second syntax element indicating a width of elements of a subpicture identifier grid; after decoding the first syntax element indicating the size of the CTU, decode a third syntax element indicating a height of the elements of the subpicture identifier grid; and determine a location of a subpicture within a picture based on the first syntax element, the second syntax element, and the third syntax element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Yao-Jen Chang, Muhammed Zeyd Coban, Vadim Seregin, Marta Karczewicz
  • Publication number: 20210092455
    Abstract: A video coder may code, in a picture parameter set (PPS), a syntax element indicative of a luma coding tree block size of coding tree units (CTUs) of a picture of video data to which the PPS is applicable. The video coder may further code the picture of the video data to which the PPS is applicable in accordance with the syntax element in the PPS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Yao-Jen Chang, Muhammed Zeyd Coban, Marta Karczewicz
  • Publication number: 20210076074
    Abstract: An example device for coding video data codes, in a parameter set, a first syntax element indicative of a luma coding tree block size of coding tree units (CTUs) to which the parameter set is applicable minus 5. The device codes, in the parameter set, a second syntax element indicative of a minimum luma coding block size minus 2 of luma coding blocks to which the parameter set is applicable, wherein a value of the second syntax element is in a range of 0 to a value based on the first syntax element, inclusive. The device codes the luma coding blocks to which the parameter set is applicable in accordance with the first syntax element and the second syntax element in the parameter set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Yao-Jen Chang, Muhammed Zeyd Coban, Vadim Seregin, Adarsh Krishnan Ramasubramonian, Marta Karczewicz
  • Publication number: 20210074581
    Abstract: A device, structure, and method are provided whereby an insert layer is utilized to provide additional support for surrounding dielectric layers. The insert layer may be applied between two dielectric layers. Once formed, trenches and vias are formed within the composite layers, and the insert layer will help to provide support that will limit or eliminate undesired bending or other structural motions that could hamper subsequent process steps, such as filling the trenches and vias with conductive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Chia-Cheng Chou, Chih-Chien Chi, Chung-Chi Ko, Yao-Jen Chang, Chen-Yuan Kao, Kai-Shiang Kuo, Po-Cheng Shih, Tze-Liang Lee, Jun-Yi Ruan
  • Publication number: 20210076072
    Abstract: An example device includes a memory configured to store video data and one or more processors implemented in circuitry and communicatively coupled to the memory. The one or more processors are configured to determine whether a maximum number of merge candidates for a slice of the video data is equal to a first value. The one or more processors are configured to infer a value of a first syntax element to be equal to a second value based at least in part on the maximum number of merge candidates for the slice being equal to the first value, the first syntax element being indicative of a maximum number of merge candidates and a maximum number of merge candidates of a non-rectangular coding mode. The one or more processors are also configured to decode the slice based on the maximum number of merge candidates and the first syntax element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Yao-Jen Chang, Vadim Seregin, Muhammed Zeyd Coban, Adarsh Krishnan Ramasubramonian, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 10944969
    Abstract: An encoding, a decoding method, a system for encoding and decoding, an encoder, and a decoder are provided. The encoding method includes the following. In a palette mode, if colors of pixels of a coding unit block are all represented by one or more major colors of the coding unit block, a flag is set as a first state value, and if the color of at least one pixel of the coding unit block is not represented by the one or more major colors of the coding unit block, the flag is set as a second state value. The encoding method further includes establishing a palette table corresponding to the coding unit block according to a state value of the flag and the one or more major colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Yao-Jen Chang, Chun-Lung Lin, Ching-Chieh Lin, Jih-Sheng Tu, Chao-Hsiung Hung
  • Publication number: 20210064927
    Abstract: A method of training a neural network (Convolutional Neural Network-CNN) including reduced graphical annotation input is provided. The training method can be used to train a Testing CNN that can be used for determining Hemolysis (H), Icterus (I), and/or Lipemia (L), or Normal (N) of a serum or plasma portion of a test specimen. The training method includes capturing training images of multiple specimen containers including training specimens, generating region proposals of the serum or plasma portions of the training specimens; and selecting the best matches for the location, size and shape of the region proposals for the multiple training specimens. The obtained features (network and weights) from the training CNN can be used in a testing CNN. Quality check modules and testing apparatus adapted to carry out the training method, and characterization methods using abounding box regressor are described, as are other aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Kluckner, Yao-Jen Chang, Kai Ma, Vivek Singh, Terrence Chen, Benjamin S. Pollack
  • Publication number: 20210066160
    Abstract: A coating method applied to perform coating with liquid metal thermal grease and a heat dissipation module are provided. The coating method includes: providing liquid metal thermal grease on a surface of an electronic element, and scraping the liquid metal thermal grease by a scraper, to coat the surface of the electronic element with the liquid metal thermal grease. A surface of the scraper is roughened. According to the coating method, the surface of the electronic element is evenly coated with the liquid metal thermal grease effectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Chia-Chang LEE, Chun-Chieh WONG, Cheng-Yu WANG, Tai-Min HSU, Yao-Jen CHANG
  • Publication number: 20210057350
    Abstract: Method for fabricating a semiconductor structure is provided. First features are formed in a first product region of each die area in a material layer through a first mask. Second features are formed in a second product region of each die area in the material layer through a second mask. Third features are formed in a third product region of each die area in the material layer through a third mask. Fourth features are formed in a fourth product region of each die area in the material layer through a fourth mask. Fifth features are formed in an alignment region of each die area in the material layer through the first through fourth masks. The first product region is adjacent to and in physical contact with the second and third product regions, and the first product region is free of the second, third, and fourth features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Chung-Yu LU, Yao-Jen CHANG, Sao-Ling CHIU
  • Patent number: 10924733
    Abstract: A method of decoding a bitstream by an electronic device is provided. A block unit is determined from an image frame according to the bitstream. A plurality of candidate modes included in a mode list are separated in a first mode group and a second mode group. The electronics device determines whether a specific one of the candidate modes in the first mode group is replaced by one of the candidate modes in the second mode group. When the specific candidate mode in the first mode group is replaced, a prediction mode is determined from the candidate modes in the second mode group. When the specific candidate mode in the first mode group remains unchanged, the specific candidate mode in the first mode group is determined as the prediction mode. Then, the block unit of the image frame is reconstructed based on the prediction mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Yao-Jen Chang, Hui-Yu Jiang
  • Patent number: 10893285
    Abstract: A method of decoding a bitstream by an electronic device is provided. A block unit having a block size is determined from an image frame according to the bitstream. The number of one or more reference lines neighboring to the block unit is determined based on the block size. One of the one or more reference lines is selected based on the number of the one or more reference lines. The block unit is reconstructed based on the selected one of the one or more reference lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Hui-Yu Jiang, Yao-Jen Chang
  • Publication number: 20200404253
    Abstract: A video coder is configured to form, in a symmetric motion vector difference mode, a List 0 (L0) base vector using a L0 Advanced Motion Vector Prediction (AMVP) candidate list and a List 1 (L1) base vector using a L1 AMVP candidate list; determine a refined L0 motion vector and a refined L1 motion vector by performing a decoder-side motion vector refinement process that refines the L0 base vector and the L1 base vector; and use the refined L0 motion vector and the refined L1 motion vector to determine a prediction block for a current block of a current picture of the video data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Chun-Chi Chen, Wei-Jung Chien, Han Huang, Yao-Jen Chang, Kevin Pascal Andre Reuze, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 10856010
    Abstract: A method of decoding a bitstream by an electronic device is provided. A directional mode of a block unit is determined from the bitstream. A plurality of reference lines neighboring to the block unit are determined based on the block unit. Each of the reference lines includes a plurality of neighboring samples. A plurality of reference samples are determined along an orientation of the directional mode based on the neighboring samples in at least one of the reference lines. A smoothed sample is generated for reconstructing an image frame including the block unit based on the reference samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventor: Yao-Jen Chang
  • Patent number: 10848099
    Abstract: A power generation abnormality detection method includes operating a power converter to controllably operate a solar cell module at a plurality of predetermined voltage points to obtain a plurality of measured currents, utilizing the predetermined voltage points and measured currents to calculate a plurality of first power data, comparing the plurality of first power data with a first PV curve, or operating the power converter to controllably operate the solar cell module at a plurality of predetermined current points to obtain a plurality of measured voltages, utilizing the predetermined current points and measured voltages to calculate a plurality of second power data, and comparing the plurality of second power data with a second PV curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ABLEREX ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yao-Jen Chang, Chia-Hung Lee, Jia-Min Shen, Yu-Hsiu Lin
  • Patent number: 10840134
    Abstract: A device, structure, and method are provided whereby an insert layer is utilized to provide additional support for surrounding dielectric layers. The insert layer may be applied between two dielectric layers. Once formed, trenches and vias are formed within the composite layers, and the insert layer will help to provide support that will limit or eliminate undesired bending or other structural motions that could hamper subsequent process steps, such as filling the trenches and vias with conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chia-Cheng Chou, Chih-Chien Chi, Chung-Chi Ko, Yao-Jen Chang, Chen-Yuan Kao, Kai-Shiang Kuo, Po-Cheng Shih, Tze-Liang Lee, Jun-yi Ruan