Patents by Inventor Yen-Nien Chen

Yen-Nien 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: 20170165072
    Abstract: A bone implant to be disposed between a first bone section and a second bone section is disclosed. The bone implant includes a body structure, a plurality of through-hole structures and an extended channel structure. The body structure has a first end surface to be connected to the first bone section and a second end surface to be connected to the second bone section. The plurality of through-hole structures are disposed in the body structure, pass through the first end surface and the second end surface and have a through-hole axis. The extended channel structure is disposed in the body structure, wherein the extended channel structure enables a new bone section to grow along a direction other than the through-hole axis between the first bone section and the second bone section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Yao-Te PENG, Yau-Chia LIU, Tzyy-Ker SUE, Ho-Chung FU, Yen-Nien 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: 9421048
    Abstract: A supporting instrument with a modular intramedullary nail includes a plurality of intramedullary nails and a coupling module. Each intramedullary nail is in a form of a long rod and has a coupling portion arranged between two ends of the intramedullary nail and an abutting surface along a longitudinal face of the intramedullary nail. The coupling module is mounted to the coupling portions of the plurality of intramedullary nails for the abutting surfaces of the plurality of intramedullary nails to abut against each other and for assembling the plurality of intramedullary nails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignees: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Pei-Yuan Lee, Yen-Nien Chen, Wei-The Chen, Wei-Ching Wang
  • Patent number: 9421047
    Abstract: A supporting instrument with a modular intramedullary nail includes a plurality of intramedullary nails and a coupling module. Each intramedullary nail is in a form of a long rod and has a coupling portion arranged between two ends of the intramedullary nail and an abutting surface along a longitudinal face of the intramedullary nail. The coupling module is mounted to the coupling portions of the plurality of intramedullary nails for the abutting surfaces of the plurality of intramedullary nails to abut against each other and for assembling the plurality of intramedullary nails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignees: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Pei-Yuan Lee, Yen-Nien Chen, Wei-The Chen, Wei-Ching Wang
  • 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: 20140187863
    Abstract: An endoscope controlling device includes a rigid tube mounted to an end face of a base and in communication with a compartment in the base. A positioning groove is formed in an inner periphery of the base and includes a bottom wall having a slot. A linear displacement control module includes a control member and a movable board. The control member is aligned with a through-hole in a periphery of the base. The control member controls longitudinal movement of the movable board in the compartment along a longitudinal axis of the base via a driving gear. An optical element receiving drum is mounted to the movable board. A rotational movement control module is mounted around the optical element receiving drum and received in the positioning groove of the base. A portion of the rotational movement control module is extended through the slot and exposed outside of the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    Inventors: Cheng-Wen Lin, Wei-Jen Shih, Yen-Nien Chen, Tzyy-Ker Sue, Pei-Yuan Lee, Hung-Wen Huang, Chien-Sheng Lo
  • Publication number: 20140180289
    Abstract: A femur supporting device includes a rod having an insertion groove and a fixing through-hole. Each of the insertion groove and the fixing through-hole extends through an outer periphery of the rod. An insert is engaged in the insertion groove of the rod. A first fastener is engaged with the fixing through-hole of the rod. The femur supporting device provides enhanced stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Kuang-Sheng Lee, Pei-Yuan Lee, Wei-Jen Shih, Ming-Hsien Hu, Yen-Nien Chen
  • 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: 20130231666
    Abstract: A supporting instrument with a modular intramedullary nail includes a plurality of intramedullary nails and a coupling module. Each intramedullary nail is in a form of a long rod and has a coupling portion arranged between two ends of the intramedullary nail and an abutting surface along a longitudinal face of the intramedullary nail. The coupling module is mounted to the coupling portions of the plurality of intramedullary nails for the abutting surfaces of the plurality of intramedullary nails to abut against each other and for assembling the plurality of intramedullary nails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicants: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Pei-Yuan Lee, Yen-Nien Chen, Wei-The Chen, Wei-Ching Wang
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130137922
    Abstract: An endoscope includes a tube having including a compartment extending in a longitudinal direction. A flexible strip has a diameter smaller than a diameter of the compartment. The flexible strip is received in the compartment and slideable relative to the tube in the longitudinal direction. The flexible strip is made of a super elastomer having an original shape before deformation. The flexible strip is capable of restoring the original shape after larger deformation. An image capturing module is mounted to the flexible strip. The image capturing module can transmit light beam and capture images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventors: Yen-Nien CHEN, Wei-Jen SHIH, Wei-The CHEN, Cheng-Wen LIN, Pei-Yuan LEE
  • Publication number: 20120253346
    Abstract: A three-dimension-extending intramedullary nail, which is made of memory metal, comprises a rod-shaped body, two distal ends formed at two ends of the rod-shaped body, and a plurality of bent portions on the rod-shaped body and between the two distal ends. Each of the bent portions is bent around a curve center and defines a reference plane whereon the bent portion and the curve center are disposed, and at least two of the reference planes of the bent portions are different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: Pei-Yuan Lee, Yen-Nien Chen, Wei-The Chen, Wei-Ching Wang
  • Publication number: 20120209267
    Abstract: A supporting instrument with modular intramedullary nail comprising a plurality of intramedullary nails and a coupling module is presented. Each intramedullary nail is in a form of a long rod and has a coupling portion arranged between two ends of the intramedullary nail and an abutting surface along a longitudinal face of the intramedullary nail. The coupling module is mounted to the coupling portions of the plurality of intramedullary nails for the abutting surfaces of the plurality of intramedullary nails to abut against each other and assembling the plurality of intramedullary nails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Pei-Yuan LEE, Yen-Nien CHEN, Wei-The CHIEN, Wei-Ching WANG
  • 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