Patents by Inventor Ying-Cheng Lo

Ying-Cheng Lo 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: 10784375
    Abstract: A device including a gate stack over a semiconductor substrate having a pair of spacers abutting sidewalls of the gate stack. A recess is formed in the semiconductor substrate adjacent the gate stack. The recess has a first profile having substantially vertical sidewalls and a second profile contiguous with and below the first profile. The first and second profiles provide a bottle-neck shaped profile of the recess in the semiconductor substrate, the second profile having a greater width within the semiconductor substrate than the first profile. The recess is filled with a semiconductor material. A pair of spacers are disposed overly the semiconductor substrate adjacent the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Eric Peng, Chao-Cheng Chen, Chii-Horng Li, Ming-Hua Yu, Shih-Hao Lo, Syun-Ming Jang, Tze-Liang Lee, Ying Hao Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20200222281
    Abstract: A sterile product bag includes a bladder, a stem, a filter, and a vial adaptor. The bladder has a perimeter seal and defining a sterile chamber. The stem extends through the perimeter seal and has an inlet end outside of the perimeter seal and an outlet end in fluid communication with the chamber. The filter is disposed in line with the stem and has a filter membrane with a nominal pore size in a range of approximately 0.1 ?m to approximately 0.5 ?m. The filter membrane is shaped as a hollow fiber with a wall and pores residing in the wall of the fiber. The vial adaptor includes a sterile hollow cannula, a sheath, and a peelable closure. The cannula is in fluid communication with the chamber of the bladder. The sheath is disposed outside of the bladder and connected to the hollow cannula. The sheath includes an interior cavity into which the hollow cannula extends. The peelable closure extends across an opening of the sheath to seal the interior cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Yuanpang Samuel Ding, Ying-Cheng Lo, Mark Joseph Doty, David Filiberto Schuck, Karl Hans Cazzini, Grant Anthony Bomgaars, Bernd Krause, Thomas Edward Dudar, Mark Edward Pasmore, Michael Joseph Sadowski, Anastasios Hristakos, Joseph Vincent Ranalletta
  • Publication number: 20200214938
    Abstract: A system for reconstituting and sterilizing a concentrate includes a mixing container, a filtration device, and a product bag. The a mixing container has an inlet port and outlet port in fluid communication with a mixing chamber disposed between the inlet port and the outlet port. The mixing chamber is adapted to contain a product concentrate. The filtration device has an inlet and an outlet, the inlet of the filtration device coupled to the outlet port of the mixing container. The filtration device includes a filter membrane with a nominal pore size in a range of approximately 0.1 ?m to approximately 0.5 ?m. The product bag has an inlet port coupled to the outlet of the filtration device, and has a bladder defining an empty sterile chamber for receiving sterilized and reconstituted product resulting from mixing a diluent with a product concentrate in the mixing chamber to obtain a mixture then introduced through the filtration device to obtain the reconstituted and sterilized product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Yuanpang Samuel Ding, Ying-Cheng Lo, Jacob Daniel Rivett, Grant Anthony Bomgaars, Thomas Edward Dudar, Mark Edward Pasmore, Michael Joseph Sadowski, Anastasios Hristakos, Joseph Vincent Ranalletta, Bernd Krause
  • Patent number: 10702645
    Abstract: A system for performing a peritoneal dialysis therapy includes at least one dialysis fluid pump, and a logic implementer operable with the at least one dialysis fluid pump to perform a plurality of peritoneal dialysis cycles, the cycles including a fill phase, a dwell phase and a drain phase, the logic implementer configured to: (i) store a first peritoneal dialysis treatment having a total prescribed fresh dialysis fluid fill volume delivered over a number of cycles; and (ii) convert the first peritoneal dialysis treatment into a second peritoneal dialysis treatment having a different number of cycles and using the same total prescribed fresh dialysis fluid fill volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Robert W. Childers, Ying-Cheng Lo, Peter A. Hopping
  • Publication number: 20200147310
    Abstract: A syringe system includes a syringe and a filtration device connected to the syringe for sterilizing and introducing fluid into the syringe. The syringe includes a syringe barrel having a proximal end defining a barrel opening, a distal end defining a delivery opening, a bore extending between the proximal end and the distal end, and a stopper disposed in the bore of the syringe barrel. The filtration device has an inlet and an outlet coupled in fluid communication with the delivery opening at the distal end of the syringe barrel. The filtration device includes a stem and a filter membrane disposed in line with the stem. The filter membrane optionally has a plurality of pores each with a nominal pore size in a range of approximately 0.1 ?m to approximately 0.5 ?m such that a pharmaceutical fluid can be introduced as a sterilized pharmaceutical fluid into the bore of the syringe barrel by passing through the filtration device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Yuanpang Samuel Ding, Marc Steven Minkus, Ying-Cheng Lo, Mark Joseph. Doty, Thomas Edward Dudar, Grant Anthony Bomgaars, Mark Edward Pasmore, Michael Joseph Sadowski, Anastasios Hristakos, Bernd Krause, Joseph Vincent Ranalletta
  • Publication number: 20200146931
    Abstract: A sterile solution product bag for lyophilizing includes a bladder, a first stem having a first stem inlet end and a first stem outlet end. The first stem outlet end is fluidly connected to the bladder and the first stem inlet end is adapted to receive a liquid. A first filter is disposed in-line with the first stem and includes a first filter membrane, a first filter open end, and a first filter closed end. The first filter closed end is disposed between the first stem inlet end and the first stem outlet end and the first filter open end is disposed in proximity to the first stem inlet end. A second stem having a second stem inlet end fluidly connected to the bladder and a second stem outlet end adapted to receive a vapor. A second filter is disposed within the second stem and includes a filter membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Joseph. Doty, Christine L. Rebbeck, Sydney Jean Cope, William Spencer Hurst, Grant Anthony Bomgaars, Yuanpang Samuel Ding, Thomas Edward Dudar, Ying-Cheng Lo, Mark Edward Pasmore, Michael Joseph Sadowski, Anastasios Hristakos, Joseph Vincent Ranalletta, Bernd Krause
  • Publication number: 20200146932
    Abstract: A medical product includes a bladder, a filtration device, and a sterile product concentrate. The bladder has a perimeter seal and defining a sterile chamber. The filtration device includes a stem and a filter membrane disposed in line with the stem. The stem extends through the perimeter seal and has an inlet end accessible from outside of the perimeter seal and an outlet end in fluid communication with the sterile chamber. The filter membrane can have a nominal pore size in a range of approximately 0.1 ?m to approximately 0.5 ?m, wherein the filter membrane is shaped as a hollow fiber with a wall and pores residing in the wall of the fiber. The sterile product concentrate is disposed in the sterile chamber and adapted to be reconstituted by the introduction of a pharmaceutical fluid into the chamber through the filtration device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: David Filiberto Schuck, Karl Hans Cazzini, Yuanpang Samuel Ding, Ying-Cheng Lo, Grant Anthony Bomgaars, Thomas Edward Dudar, Mark Edward Pasmore, Bernd Krause, Michael Joseph Sadowski, Anastasios Hristakos, Joseph Ranalletta
  • Publication number: 20200147251
    Abstract: A product bag includes a bladder and an elongated filtration device. The bladder includes opposing first and second film layers defining a product chamber. The first and second film layers are sealed together along a perimeter seal extending along at least a portion of a perimeter of the bladder. The elongated filtration device includes a housing, a filtration membrane disposed in the housing, an inlet adapted for receiving a fluid to be filtered, and an outlet in fluid communication with the product chamber. A majority of the elongated filtration device is embedded between the first and second film layers of the perimeter seal of the bladder to provide for a compact form factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: William Spencer Hurst, Steven Clarence Jepson, Grant Anthony Bomgaars, Yuanpang Samuel Ding, Thomas Edward Dudar, Ying-Cheng Lo, Bernd Krause, Mark Edward Pasmore, Michael Joseph Sadowski, Anastasios Hristakos, Joseph Vincent Ranalletta
  • Publication number: 20200113781
    Abstract: A sterile solution product bag includes sterilization grade filter integrated directly into the product bag such that microbial and particulate matter filtration can be performed using the filter directly at the point of fill. The filter can include a hollow fiber filter membrane contained in a stem connected to a bladder of the product bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Grant Anthony Bomgaars, Bernd Krause, Mark Edward Pasmore, Michael Joseph Sadowski, Yuanpang Samuel Ding, Ying-Cheng Lo, Joseph Vincent Ranalletta
  • Patent number: 10617603
    Abstract: A sterile solution product bag includes sterilization grade filter integrated directly into the product bag such that microbial and particulate matter filtration can be performed using the filter directly at the point of fill. The filter can include a hollow fiber filter membrane contained in a stem connected to a bladder of the product bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventors: Grant Anthony Bomgaars, Bernd Krause, Mark Edward Pasmore, Michael Joseph Sadowski, Yuanpang Samuel Ding, Ying-Cheng Lo, Joseph Vincent Ranalletta
  • Publication number: 20200098919
    Abstract: A device including a gate stack over a semiconductor substrate having a pair of spacers abutting sidewalls of the gate stack. A recess is formed in the semiconductor substrate adjacent the gate stack. The recess has a first profile having substantially vertical sidewalls and a second profile contiguous with and below the first profile. The first and second profiles provide a bottle-neck shaped profile of the recess in the semiconductor substrate, the second profile having a greater width within the semiconductor substrate than the first profile. The recess is filled with a semiconductor material. A pair of spacers are disposed overly the semiconductor substrate adjacent the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Eric PENG, Chao-Cheng CHEN, Chii-Horng LI, Ming-Hua YU, Shih-Hao LO, Syun-Ming JANG, Tze-Liang LEE, Ying Hao HSIEH
  • Publication number: 20200046890
    Abstract: A handheld personal communication apparatus for dialysis includes a reader to (i) read a marking displayed on a dialysis fluid container to acquire data concerning at least one of a dialysis fluid type or a dialysis fluid volume from the marking, and/or (ii) receive a patient weight signal from a weight scale; a processor using at least one of the dialysis fluid type, dialysis fluid volume, or patient weight to determine a dialysis dwell time for at least one cycle of a dialysis therapy, the dialysis dwell time being a time to achieve, over the at least one cycle, at least one of (a) a specified ultrafiltrate level, (b) a urea removal level, or (c) a creatinine removal level; and an output interface providing an indication to the patient of a completion of the dialysis dwell time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Bijan Elahi, Ying-Cheng Lo, Vikram Prabhakar Mehendale
  • Publication number: 20190388611
    Abstract: An infusion device for dispensing fluid at a predetermined flow rate includes an elastic bladder, a pressure regulator, and a flow restrictor. The elastic bladder includes a bladder volume portion and a bladder outlet, and the elastic bladder stores fluid in the bladder volume portion and dispenses fluid through the outlet at a bladder pressure. The pressure regulator is in fluid communication with the outlet of the elastic bladder. The pressure regulator includes a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet. The fluid inlet is coupled to the bladder outlet to receive fluid from the bladder. The flow restrictor is in fluid communication with the fluid outlet. The flow restrictor and the pressure regulator cooperate to discharge fluid from the flow restrictor at a predetermined flow rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Dustin Christopher Cawthon, Ieng Kin Lao, Thomas Edward Dudar, Yuanpang Samuel Ding, Ying-Cheng Lo, Houzhi Luo, Michael Patrick Morrissey, Jeffrey Scott Packard
  • Publication number: 20190384185
    Abstract: Integrated circuits and methods for overlap measure are provided. In an embodiment, an integrated circuit includes a plurality of functional cells including at least one gap disposed adjacent to at least one functional cell of the plurality of functional cells and a first overlay test pattern cell disposed within the at least one gap, wherein the first overlay test pattern cell includes a first number of patterns disposed along a first direction at a first pitch. The first pitch is smaller than a smallest wavelength on a full spectrum of humanly visible lights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Tseng Chin Lo, Bo-Sen Chang, Yueh-Yi Chen, Chih-Ting Sun, Ying-Jung Chen, Kung-Cheng Lin, Meng Lin Chang
  • Publication number: 20190351121
    Abstract: A renal failure blood therapy system includes a renal failure blood therapy machine, concentration levels for each of a plurality of solutes removed from a patient's blood at each of the multiple times, a display device configured to display for selection at least one removed blood solute from the plurality of removed blood solutes, and a device programmed to (i) estimate at least one renal failure blood therapy patient parameter using the determined concentration levels for the at least one selected removed blood solute, (ii) determine a plurality of acceptable renal failure blood therapy treatments that meet a predetermined removed blood solute clearance for the at least one selected removed blood solute using the at least one renal failure blood therapy patient parameter, and (iii) enable selection of at least one of the plurality of acceptable renal failure blood therapy treatments for operation at the renal failure blood therapy machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Alp Akonur, John Kenneth Leypoldt, Ying-Cheng Lo, Baris Ugur Agar
  • Patent number: 10449284
    Abstract: A handheld personal communication apparatus for dialysis includes: a reader to (i) read a marking displayed on a dialysis fluid container to acquire data concerning at least one of a dialysis fluid type or a dialysis fluid volume from the marking, and/or (ii) receive a patient weight signal from a weight scale; a processor using at least one of the dialysis fluid type, dialysis fluid volume, or patient weight to determine a dialysis dwell time for at least one cycle of a dialysis therapy, the dialysis dwell time being a time to achieve, over the at least one cycle, at least one of (a) a specified ultrafiltrate level, (b) a urea removal level, or (c) a creatinine removal level; and an output interface providing an indication to the patient of a completion of the dialysis dwell time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignees: Baxter Interntional Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Bijan Elahi, Ying-Cheng Lo, Vikram Prabhakar Mehendale
  • Publication number: 20190307939
    Abstract: A gravity fed peritoneal dialysis (“PD”) machine includes: a frame configured to be set on a supporting surface; at least one load cell; a scale platform supported by the frame via the at least one load cell positioned between the frame and the scale platform; a drain container support in mechanical communication with and extending downwardly from the scale platform, the machine configured such that when the frame is set on the supporting surface, at least one fresh PD fluid supply container is supportable by the scale platform above the at least one load cell and at least one used PD fluid drain container is supportable by the drain container support below the at least one load cell, so that a combined weight of fresh PD fluid and used PD fluid may be sensed by the at least one load cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Ying-Cheng Lo, Aaron W. Brown, Yuanpang Samuel Ding, Alex Lao, Zachariah Louis Fuller, Aaron Joseph Geier, Alan John Harvey, Leansu Kiatoukaysy Lo
  • Publication number: 20190262527
    Abstract: Dialysis is enhanced by using nanoclay sorbents to better absorb body wastes in a flow-through system. The nanoclay sorbents, using montmorillonite, bentonite, and other clays, absorb significantly more ammonium, phosphate, and creatinine, and the like, than conventional sorbents. The montmorillonite, the bentonite, and the other clays may be used in wearable systems, in which a dialysis fluid is circulated through a filter with the nanoclay sorbents. Waste products are absorbed by the montmorillonite, the bentonite, and the other clays and the dialysis fluid is recycled to a patient's peritoneum. Using an ion-exchange capability of the montmorillonite, the bentonite, and the other clays, waste ions in the dialysis fluid are replaced with desirable ions, such as calcium, magnesium, and bicarbonate. The nanoclay sorbents are also useful for refreshing a dialysis fluid used in hemodialysis and thus reducing a quantity of the dialysis fluid needed for the hemodialysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Rosa H. Yeh, Wei Xie, Hsinjin E. Yang, Michael T.K. Ling, Ying-Cheng Lo
  • Patent number: 10363351
    Abstract: A renal failure blood therapy system includes a renal failure blood therapy machine, concentration levels for each of a plurality of solutes removed from a patient's blood at each of the multiple times, a display device configured to display for selection at least one removed blood solute from the plurality of removed blood solutes, and a device programmed to (i) estimate at least one renal failure blood therapy patient parameter using the determined concentration levels for the at least one selected removed blood solute, (ii) determine a plurality of acceptable renal failure blood therapy treatments that meet a predetermined removed blood solute clearance for the at least one selected removed blood solute using the at least one renal failure blood therapy patient parameter, and (iii) enable selection of at least one of the plurality of acceptable renal failure blood therapy treatments for operation at the renal failure blood therapy machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Alp Akonur, John Kenneth Leypoldt, Ying-Cheng Lo, Baris Ugur Agar
  • Patent number: 10342912
    Abstract: Dialysis is enhanced by using nanoclay sorbents to better absorb body wastes in a flow-through system. The nanoclay sorbents, using montmorillonite, bentonite, and other clays, absorb significantly more ammonium, phosphate, and creatinine, and the like, than conventional sorbents. The montmorillonite, the bentonite, and the other clays may be used in wearable systems, in which a dialysis fluid is circulated through a filter with the nanoclay sorbents. Waste products are absorbed by the montmorillonite, the bentonite, and the other clays and the dialysis fluid is recycled to a patient's peritoneum. Using an ion-exchange capability of the montmorillonite, the bentonite, and the other clays, waste ions in the dialysis fluid are replaced with desirable ions, such as calcium, magnesium, and bicarbonate. The nanoclay sorbents are also useful for refreshing a dialysis fluid used in hemodialysis and thus reducing a quantity of the dialysis fluid needed for the hemodialysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventors: Rosa H. Yeh, Wei Xie, Hsinjin E. Yang, Michael T. K. Ling, Ying-Cheng Lo