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: 10535602
    Abstract: An integrated circuit structure includes a first fuse line formed in a first metal layer; a second fuse line formed in the first metal layer; a first pair of fuse wings formed in the first metal layer on opposite sides of a first end of the first fuse line; a second pair of fuse wings formed in the first metal layer on opposites sides of a first end of the second fuse line; a third pair of fuse wings formed in the first metal layer on opposite sides of a second end of the first fuse line; and a fourth pair of fuse wings formed in the first metal layer on opposites sides of a second end of the second fuse line. The first and second pairs of fuse wings share a first common fuse wing and the third and fourth pairs of wings share a second common fuse wing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Meng-Sheng Chang, Shao-Tung Peng, Shao-Yu Chou, Liang Chuan Chang, Yao-Jen Yang
  • Publication number: 20200007879
    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: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: HUI-YU JIANG, YAO-JEN CHANG
  • Patent number: 10507002
    Abstract: A system includes: a movable X-ray tube scanner; a range sensor movable with the X-ray tube scanner; an X-ray detector positioned to detect X-rays from the X-ray tube passing through a standing subject between the X-ray tube and the X-ray detector; and a processor configured for automatically controlling the X-ray tube scanner to transmit X-rays to a region of interest of the patient while the subject is standing between the X-ray tube and the X-ray detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Vivek Kumar Singh, Yao-jen Chang, Birgi Tamersoy, Kai Ma, Susanne Oepping, Ralf Nanke, Terrence Chen
  • Publication number: 20190371801
    Abstract: A metal fuse structure may be provided. The metal fuse structure may comprise a first fuse element and a second fuse element. The second fuse element may be adjacent to the first fuse element for a length L. The second fuse element may be spaced apart from first fuse element by a width W.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Meng-Sheng Chang, Yao-Jen Yang
  • Patent number: 10478149
    Abstract: A method and a system for automatically aligning a positionable X-ray source of an X-ray system in alignment with a mobile X-ray detector is disclosed where the X-ray system detects the position of the mobile X-ray detector using a 3D camera and then driving the positionable X-ray source to a position in alignment with the mobile X-ray detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Birgi Tamersoy, Vivek Kumar Singh, Yao-jen Chang, Susanne Dornberger, Ralf Nanke, Terrence Chen
  • Patent number: 10481965
    Abstract: Counting status circuits are electrically coupled to corresponding status elements. The status elements selectably store a bit status of a bit line coupled to a memory array. The bit status can indicate one of at least pass and fail. The counting status circuits are electrically coupled to each other in a sequential order. Control logic causes processing of the counting status circuits in the sequential order to determine a total of the memory elements that store the bit status. The total number of memory elements that store the bit status indicate the number of error bits or non-error bits, which can help determine whether there are too many errors to be fixed by error correction codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: MACRONIX INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yih-Shan Yang, Shou-Nan Hung, Chun-Hsiung Hung, Yao-Jen Kuo, Meng-Fan Chang
  • Publication number: 20190342546
    Abstract: A method of decoding a bitstream by an electronic device is provided. A block unit having a prediction mode is determined from an image frame according to the bitstream. The prediction mode is selected from a plurality of linear modes each including at least one model prediction. A reference set of the block unit is selected from a plurality of candidate sets. Each of the candidate sets includes a plurality of candidate locations selected from a plurality of neighboring locations neighboring to the block unit. A plurality of reference samples is determined from the selected candidate locations in the reference set. A linear model is derived for each of the at least one model prediction in the prediction mode based on the reference samples. The block unit is reconstructed based on the at least one linear model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: PO-HAN LIN, YAO-JEN CHANG, HONG-JHENG JHU, HUI-YU JIANG
  • Publication number: 20190318497
    Abstract: A method of obtaining a medical image includes obtaining, via a camera, at least one surface image of a patient. A pose of the patient is determined from the at least one surface image of the patient using at least one spatial information module. The patient is positioned, via a moveable bed, to an imaging start position and a medical image of the patient is obtained using a medical imaging modality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Zhuokai Zhao, Yao-jen Chang, Ruhan Sa, Kai Ma, Jianping Wang, Vivek Kumar Singh, Terrence Chen, Andreas Wimmer, Birgi Tamersoy
  • Publication number: 20190306494
    Abstract: A method of decoding a bitstream by an electronic device is provided. A block unit having an intra prediction mode is determined from an image frame according to the bitstream. The intra prediction mode is determined based on a first one of a plurality of mode indices, when a reference line index (Refidx) is different from a first predefined value. The intra prediction mode is determined based on the first mode index, when the Refidx is equal to the first predefined value and a most probable mode (mpm) flag is equal to a second predefined value. The intra prediction mode is determined based on a second one of the mode indices, when the Refidx is equal to the first predefined value and the mpm flag is different from the second predefined value. Then, the block unit of the image frame is reconstructed based on the intra prediction mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: YAO-JEN CHANG, HUI-YU JIANG, TSUNG-HUA LI
  • Patent number: 10430551
    Abstract: In scan data retrieval, a mesh is fit (32) to surface data of a current patient, such as data from an optical or depth sensor (18). Meshes are also fit (48) to medical scan data, such as fitting (48) to skin surface segments of computed tomography data. The meshes or parameters derived from the meshes may be more efficiently compared (34) to identify (36) a previous patient with similar body shape and/or size. The scan configuration (38) for that patient, or that patient as altered to account for differences from the current patient, is used. In some embodiments, the parameter vector used for searching (34) includes principle component analysis coefficients. In further embodiments, the principle component analysis coefficients may be projected to a more discriminative space using metric learning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Jiangping Wang, Kai Ma, Vivek Singh, Mingqing Chen, Yao-Jen Chang, Shaohua Kevin Zhou, Terrence Chen, Andreas Krauss
  • Publication number: 20190290236
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for adjusting a collimator of an X-ray source. In an embodiment, the method includes detecting an arrangement of an X-ray detector with respect to the X-ray source; automatically determining an adjustment for the collimator based on the detected position of the X-ray detector with respect to the X-ray source; and automatically adjusting the collimator based on the determined adjustment for the collimator. An X-ray device and computer readable medium are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Susanne OEPPING, Ralf NANKE, Michael FUHRMANN, Birgi TAMERSOY, Yao-jen CHANG, Terrence CHEN
  • Patent number: 10425629
    Abstract: A system and method includes generation of a first map of first descriptors based on pixels of a first two-dimensional depth image, where a location of each first descriptor in the first map corresponds to a location of a respective pixel of a first two-dimensional depth image, generation of a second map of second descriptors based on pixels of the second two-dimensional depth image, where a location of each second descriptor in the second map corresponds to a location of a respective pixel of the second two-dimensional depth image, upsampling of the first map of descriptors using a first upsampling technique to generate an upsampled first map of descriptors, upsampling of the second map of descriptors using a second upsampling technique to generate an upsampled second map of descriptors, generation of a descriptor difference map based on differences between descriptors of the upsampled first map of descriptors and descriptors of the upsampled second map of descriptors, generation of a geodesic preservation m
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Vivek Kumar Singh, Stefan Kluckner, Yao-jen Chang, Kai Ma, Terrence Chen
  • Publication number: 20190287900
    Abstract: An integrated circuit structure includes a first fuse line formed in a first metal layer; a second fuse line formed in the first metal layer; a first pair of fuse wings formed in the first metal layer on opposite sides of a first end of the first fuse line; a second pair of fuse wings formed in the first metal layer on opposites sides of a first end of the second fuse line; a third pair of fuse wings formed in the first metal layer on opposite sides of a second end of the first fuse line; and a fourth pair of fuse wings formed in the first metal layer on opposites sides of a second end of the second fuse line. The first and second pairs of fuse wings share a first common fuse wing and the third and fourth pairs of wings share a second common fuse wing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Meng-Sheng Chang, Shao-Tung Peng, Shao-Yu Chou, Liang Chuan Chang, Yao-Jen Yang
  • Publication number: 20190277870
    Abstract: A method of characterizing a specimen for HILN (H, I, and/or L, or N). The method includes capturing images of the specimen at multiple different viewpoints, processing the images to provide segmentation information for each viewpoint, generating a semantic map from the segmentation information, selecting a synthetic viewpoint, identifying front view semantic data and back view semantic data for the synthetic viewpoint, and determining HILN of the serum or plasma portion based on the front view semantic data with an HILN classifier, while taking into account back view semantic data. Testing apparatus and quality check modules adapted to carry out the method are described, as are other aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Kluckner, Shanhui Sun, Yao-Jen Chang, Terrence Chen, Benjamin S. Pollack
  • Publication number: 20190271714
    Abstract: A model-based method of determining characteristics of a specimen container cap to identify the container cap. The method includes providing a specimen container including a container cap; capturing backlit images of the container cap taken at different exposures lengths and using a plurality of different nominal wavelengths; selecting optimally-exposed pixels from the images at different exposure lengths at each nominal wavelength to generate optimally-exposed image data for each nominal wavelength; classifying the optimally-exposed pixels as at least being one of a tube, a label or a cap; and identifying a shape of the container cap based upon the optimally-exposed pixels classified as being the cap and the image data for each nominal wavelength. Quality check modules and specimen testing apparatus adapted to carry out the method are described, as are numerous other aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Kluckner, Yao-Jen Chang, Terrence Chen, Benjamin S. Pollack
  • Patent number: 10390020
    Abstract: A video encoding method includes receiving a source video frame, dividing the source video frame into a coding tree unit, determining a coding unit from the coding tree unit, enabling or disabling a coding mode of the coding unit, determining, if the coding mode is enabled, whether to evaluate a size of a transform unit for the enabled coding mode, and determining a transform unit of the coding unit for the enabled coding mode, wherein the size of the coding unit is defined by a number (N) of samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yao-Jen Chang, Chun-Lung Lin, Jih-Sheng Tu, Ching-Chieh Lin
  • Publication number: 20190252246
    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: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    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: 20190251223
    Abstract: A method of generating an IC layout diagram includes intersecting an active region with first and second gate regions to define locations of first and second anti-fuse structures, overlying the first gate region with a first conductive region to define a location of an electrical connection between the first conductive region and first gate region, and overlying the second gate region with a second conductive region to define a location of an electrical connection between the second conductive region and second gate region. The first and second conductive regions are aligned along a direction perpendicular to a direction along which the first and second gate regions extend, and at least one of intersecting the active region with the first gate region, intersecting the active region with the second gate region, overlying the first gate region, or overlying the second gate region is executed by a processor of a computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Meng-Sheng Chang, Chen-Ming Hung, Shao-Yu Chou, Yao-Jen Yang
  • Patent number: 10369415
    Abstract: A resistance sensing mechanism includes a resistance adjusting unit including a holder frame, a locating sleeve disposed above the holder frame, an adjustment screw rod rotatably inserted through the locating sleeve and a first screw nut threaded onto a first thread segment of the adjustment screw rod and pivotally connected to the holder frame, and a sensor unit including a linkage pivotally connected to the holder frame, a second screw nut threaded onto a second thread segment of the adjustment screw rod and pivotally connected to the linkage, a sensor mounted at one of the holder frame and the linkage and a sensible member mounted at the other of the holder frame and the linkage to face toward the sensor. Subject to the relative movement between the first and second screw nuts, the holder frame and the linkage relatively biased to change the distance between the sensor and sensible member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: REXON INDUSTRIAL CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Yao-Jen Chang
  • Publication number: 20190213442
    Abstract: A method for training a learning-based medical scanner including (a) obtaining training data from demonstrations of scanning sequences, and (b) learning the medical scanner's control policies using deep reinforcement learning framework based on the training data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Vivek Kumar Singh, Klaus J. Kirchberg, Kai Ma, Yao-jen Chang, Terrence Chen