Patents by Inventor Yu-An Liu

Yu-An Liu 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: 20200064900
    Abstract: A USB interface system capable of automatically adjusting connection speed and power consumption capability and a method thereof are provided. The method includes configuring a slave device to perform a first handshake procedure with a main device, and communicate with the main device by using a first connection specification; detecting a first power-off event by using a slave power detection module; when the first power-off event occurs, recording first power-off information by the memory unit. If the slave device is re-connected to the main device, the slave power detection module is configured to perform a second handshake process with the main device, and determine to re-communicate with the main device in a second connection specification different from the first connection specification according to the first power-off information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: YI-TING CHIEN, SUNG-KAO LIU, CHENG-YUAN HSIAO, WEI-HUNG CHUANG, CHIH-YU HSU
  • Publication number: 20200061047
    Abstract: A method of inhibiting gastrointestinal ammonia-producing bacteria includes administering to a patient in need thereof a rifamycin-quinolizidone dual-action molecule shown in formula I. The rifamycin-quinolizidone dual-action molecule shown in formula I of present invention has an antibacterial spectrum similar to that of rifaximin, stronger antibacterial activity against the gastrointestinal common ammonia-producing bacteria, low frequency for resistance development, and potential use in prevention and treatment of hepatic encephalopathy and related bacterial infections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: TenNor Therapeutics Limited
    Inventors: Zhenkun MA, Ying YUAN, Yu LIU, Xiaomei WANG
  • Publication number: 20200065451
    Abstract: An electromigration (EM) sign-off methodology that analyzes an integrated circuit design layout to identify heat sensitive structures, self-heating effects, heat generating structures, and heat dissipating structures. The EM sign-off methodology includes adjustments of an evaluation temperature for a heat sensitive structure by calculating the effects of self-heating within the temperature sensitive structure as well as additional heating and/or cooling as a function of thermal coupling to surrounding heat generating structures and/or heat sink elements located within a defined thermal coupling range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Hsien YU TSENG, Chun-Wei CHANG, Szu-Lin LIU, Amit KUNDU, Sheng-Feng LIU
  • Patent number: 10569763
    Abstract: A hybrid electric power-split vehicle, equipped with a continuously variable transmission coupling an electric motor/generator (EM) with a combustion engine (CE), includes systems and methods that reduce possible resonant noise and vibration during CE startup, by improved EM control, to generate compensating EM torque to counter act such possible resonant noise and vibration. The systems and methods include predetermined baseline CE operating condition (OC) cranking torque profiles stored as OC grids (SOCGs). A start profile is generated from selected cranking torque SOCGs, and also from selected historical start OCGs (HOCGs) of prior engine and/or CE starts, which include prior start noise and vibration metrics along with prior start OCs and related parameters. The start profile is calibrated using a blend factor that is generated from comparisons of SOCGs, and utilized to generate a feed-forward torque signal that adjusts EM torque to reduce the startup noise and vibration resonances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Yu Liu, Floyd Cadwell, Kenneth Frederick, Xiaoyong Wang
  • Patent number: 10571618
    Abstract: A backlight unit may include a turning film that receives light from a light guide layer. The turning film may have a plurality of elongated protrusions that extend across the turning film. Each protrusion may have a concave surface. The concave surface may be a curved surface that curves inward towards the interior of the turning film. Light from the light guide layer may pass through the turning film and be reflected towards a viewer by the concave surfaces of the protrusions. In a liquid crystal display, the turning film may be interposed between the light guide layer and a lower polarizer. In certain embodiments, the turning film may be the only optical layer interposed between the light guide layer and the lower polarizer. In other embodiments, the turning layer and a diffuser layer may be the only optical layers interposed between the light guide layer and the lower polarizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rong Liu, Yu P. Sun, Jun Qi, Victor H. Yin
  • Publication number: 20200055878
    Abstract: The present invention relates to solid forms of a substituted benzoxaborole compound, specifically crystalline forms of a compound of formula I, compositions comprising crystalline forms of the compound of formula (I), and methods of their use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Chun Yu LIU, Marissa Caroline AUBREY, Yong-Kang ZHANG, Michael SAMUELS
  • Publication number: 20200054157
    Abstract: A paper straw has an inner tube, an outer tube, and a pattern portion. The inner tube and the outer tube are both tubular bodies formed by spirally winding paper sheets. The pattern portion is disposed between the inner tube and the outer tube. The paper sheets that are used to wind the inner tube and the outer tube have light-transmissive properties. Then the pattern portion can be externally displayed through the outer tube or the inner tube, and this can avoid the pattern portion directly contacting food or human body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Chia Lun Wu, Szu I Wu, Po Tsun Wu, Yi Fan Hsu, Chih Chia Liu, Tsai Yu Wu
  • Publication number: 20200058257
    Abstract: A current compensation circuit, a virtual reality device and a control method are disclosed. The current compensation circuit includes: a first constant current sub-circuit, configured to generate a driving current of a backlight module; a second constant current sub-circuit, configured to generate a compensation current of the backlight module; a compensation gating sub-circuit, configured to determine whether to select the second constant current sub-circuit to supply power to the backlight module; and a black insertion control signal generation sub-circuit, configured to generate a black insertion control signal, connected with the first constant current sub-circuit and the compensation gating sub-circuit, and configured to control, by the black insertion control signal, the first constant current sub-circuit and the second constant current sub-circuit to simultaneously supply power to or power off the backlight module, so that the black light module realizes a backlight black insertion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicants: Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Feng Pan, Hao Zhang, Lili Chen, Jian Sun, Yakun Wang, Yuanyuan Du, Jinghua Miao, Yu Lei, Xinjian Liu, Ziqiang Guo, Bin Zhao, Ruifeng Qin, Feng Zi
  • Publication number: 20200058684
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present application are directed towards image sensors including composite backside illuminated (CBSI) structures to enhance performance. In some embodiments, a first trench isolation structure extends into a backside of a substrate to a first depth and comprises a pair of first trench isolation segments. A photodetector is in the substrate, between and bordering the first trench isolation segments. A second trench isolation structure is between the first trench isolation segments and extends into the backside of the substrate to a second depth less than the first depth. The second trench isolation structure comprises a pair of second trench isolation segments. An absorption enhancement structure overlies the photodetector, between the second trench isolation segments, and is recessed into the backside of the semiconductor substrate. The absorption enhancement structure and the second trench isolation structure collectively define a CBSI structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Wei Chuang Wu, Dun-Nian Yaung, Feng-Chi Hung, Jen-Cheng Liu, Jhy-Jyi Sze, Keng-Yu Chou, Yen-Ting Chiang, Ming-Hsien Yang, Chun-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10566261
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure includes a die embedded in a molding material, the die having die connectors on a first side; a first redistribution structure at the first side of the die, the first redistribution structure being electrically coupled to the die through the die connectors; a second redistribution structure at a second side of the die opposing the first side; and a thermally conductive material in the second redistribution structure, the die being interposed between the thermally conductive material and the first redistribution structure, the thermally conductive material extending through the second redistribution structure, and the thermally conductive material being electrically isolated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hao-Jan Pei, Wei-Yu Chen, Chia-Shen Cheng, Chih-Chiang Tsao, Cheng-Ting Chen, Chia-Lun Chang, Chih-Wei Lin, Hsiu-Jen Lin, Ching-Hua Hsieh, Chung-Shi Liu
  • Patent number: 10565702
    Abstract: Methods and systems for inspecting integrated circuits are provided. The method includes monitoring an inspection of integrated circuits to receive inspection data including machine data and defect detection results, storing the inspection data in a database, modifying, via the database, at least one of a plurality of recipe files associated with the inspection based on the machine data, and modifying, via the database, at least one of a plurality of software parameters associated with the inspection based on the defect detection results. The system includes a memory including instructions executable by a processor to monitor an inspection of integrated circuits to receive and store inspection data including machine data and defect detection results in a database, modify, via the database, a recipe file associated with the inspection based on the machine data, and modify, via the database, a software parameter associated with the inspection based on the defect detection results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Dongfang Jingyuan Electron Limited
    Inventors: Zhaoli Zhang, Jie Lin, Hua-yu Liu, Zongchang Yu
  • Patent number: 10563464
    Abstract: The present invention provides non-planar cutting tooth and a diamond drill bit. The non-planar cutting tooth and the diamond drill bit have great ability of impact resistance and balling resistance. According to the features of drilled formation, cutting teeth are arranged on the drill bit with different mode, which can improve the mechanical speed and footage of the drill bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: CNPC USA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Javier Davila, Liang Zhao, Xiaomin Cheng, Demin Chen, Xiongwen Yang, Yonghong Wang, Yu Liu
  • Patent number: 10562148
    Abstract: A method of controlling processing of a substrate includes generating, based on a signal from an in-situ monitoring system, first and second sequences of characterizing values indicative of a physical property of a reference zone and a control zone, respectively, on a substrate. A reference zone rate and a control zone rate are determined from the first and sequence of characterizing values, respectively. An error value is determined by comparing characterizing values for the reference zone and control zone. An output parameter value for the control zone is generated based on at least the error value and a dynamic nominal control zone value using a proportional-integral-derivative control algorithm, and the dynamic nominal control zone value is generated in a second control loop based on at least the reference zone rate and the control zone rate. The control zone of the substrate is processed according to the output parameter value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Shih-Haur Shen, Kun Xu, Tzu-Yu Liu
  • Publication number: 20200049603
    Abstract: An intelligent rolling contact fatigue testing system and testing method therefor, including a main testing system (3), a loading system (4) and a subsidiary testing system (7), and further including a testing device, wherein the testing device includes a light source (S3), a CCD camera (S5) and a monitoring assistance device (S2), and during testing, a roller test specimen (306) and an subsidiary testing piece (706) are provided in the monitoring assistance device (S2) after being rolled in contact with each other for a certain time, and the roller test specimen (306) and the rotating brush (S210) are rotated simultaneously in a state in which the lubricating oil is sprayed, and the CCD camera (S5) dynamically collects the surface image of the roller test specimen (306), and then performing quantization evaluation on a fatigue failure state by image preprocessing, image processing and image post-processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Yan YANG, Hongbin XU, Hui LI, Jianjun HU, Yu LIU, Changhui YANG, Gang ZHU, Yi WANG, Juke LIANG
  • Publication number: 20200052323
    Abstract: A shear-thickening electrolyte solution includes a polar solvent; an electrolyte dissolved in said polar solvent; and ceramic filler dispersed in said polar solvent, said ceramic filler having an aspect ratio, length to width, of greater than 1:1 and being functionalized to provide terminal end groups that interact with the polar solvent to form a solvation layer around said ceramic filler and support the suspension of said ceramic filler in said polar solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Yu Zhu, Kewei Liu
  • Publication number: 20200046702
    Abstract: This invention provides methods of treating inflammatory conditions and autoimmune diseases in a mammal, comprising administering to the mammalian subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound, or pro-drug thereof, or pharmaceutically acceptable salt or ester of said compound or pro-drug, wherein the compound is an inhibitor of glucose uptake. In particular aspects, the present invention provides a method of treating inflammatory conditions and autoimmune diseases in a mammal, and preferably a human, in which the glucose uptake inhibitor modulates the glucose transport of GLUT1 and GLUT3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Ji-In Kim, Kellen L. Olszewski, Anthony M. Barsotti, Masha V. Poyurovsky, Kevin G. Liu, Koi Morris, Xuemei Yu
  • Publication number: 20200048975
    Abstract: A three-dimensional hydraulic oscillator includes an upper casing, a lower casing screwed with the upper casing, an upper joint screwed with the upper casing, a lower joint screwed with the lower casing and a screw. An upper rotating shaft is mounted in the upper casing. A turbine group is mounted on the upper rotating shaft. An upper cam is fixed to the upper rotating shaft. A lower cam is movably mounted in the upper casing. The upper cam contacts with the lower cam. The screw is mounted in the upper casing and fixed to the lower cam. A lower rotating shaft is mounted in the lower casing. An eccentric block is fixed on the lower rotating shaft. A lower roulette is fixed to the lower rotating shaft. A shaft cap is disposed above the lower roulette. An upper roulette is mounted on the screw and meshed with the lower roulette.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: DING FENG, PENG WANG, YU ZHAO, ZHE WANG, YI-LIU TU
  • Publication number: 20200047751
    Abstract: A cooperative vehicle safety method is provided. The cooperative vehicle safety method includes: collecting a local map information, a local traffic sign information, and a state information of an object received from at least one sensing unit by a roadside unit; optimizing the received state information of the object; predicting a moving direction of the object according to the optimized state information of the object, a plurality of history driving traces of the object, a plurality of vehicle driving trace patterns, the local map information, and the local traffic sign information; and determining whether to send an alert according to the predicted moving direction of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Jing-Shyang HWU, Ming-Ta TU, Ssu-Yu LIU, Ping-Ta TSAI, Min-Te SUN, Wei-Ting TSENG
  • Publication number: 20200048993
    Abstract: The tool assembly vibrates a casing string or drill string in a wellbore. The tool assembly includes a housing, an insert mounted in the housing as a fluidic agitator, a coating on the insert, and a cover fitted over the insert. The coating on the insert provides erosion resistance and a smooth surface compatible with high velocity fluid flow required to achieve the strength and frequency of desired high strength and low frequency pressure pulses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Jianhui XU, Ming ZHANG, Chris CHENG, Yu LIU, Xiongwen YANG
  • Publication number: 20200050725
    Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure provide coloring methods that sort and pre-color nodes of G0-linked networks in a multiple-patterning technology (MPT)-compliant layout design by coordinate. In one embodiment, a method includes identifying target networks in a circuit layout, each target network having two or more linked nodes representing circuit patterns, and each target network being presented in an imaginary X-Y coordinate plane, assigning a first feature to a first node in each target network, the first node is determined using a coordinate-based method, and assigning the first feature and a second feature to remaining nodes in each target network in an alternating manner so that any two immediately adjacent linked nodes in each target network have different features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Chia-Ping CHIANG, Ming-Hui CHIH, Chih-Wei HSU, Ping-Chieh WU, Ya-Ting CHANG, Tsung-Yu WANG, Wen-Li CHENG, Hui En YIN, Wen-Chun HUANG, Ru-Gun LIU, Tsai-Sheng GAU