Patents by Inventor Yu Chih Lin

Yu Chih Lin 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: 20220137871
    Abstract: A method and associated apparatus for performing access management of a memory device with aid of dedicated bit information are provided. The method includes: transmitting a compact hybrid table comprising multiple compressed tables to a host device, for being stored in the host device, to allow the host device to send one of multiple compact hybrid table entries of the compact hybrid table to the memory device as reading reference; determining a starting logical address and a data length according to a read command packet from the host device, and determining a first mapping relationship and the dedicated bit information according to the read command packet; determining second mapping relationship(s) according to the first mapping relationship and the dedicated bit information; and reading the data from the NV memory for the host device at least according to the first mapping relationship and the second mapping relationship(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Silicon Motion, Inc.
    Inventor: Yu-Chih Lin
  • Patent number: 11262938
    Abstract: A method and associated apparatus for performing access management of a memory device with aid of dedicated bit information are provided. The method includes: transmitting a compact hybrid table comprising multiple compressed tables to a host device, for being stored in the host device, to allow the host device to send one of multiple compact hybrid table entries of the compact hybrid table to the memory device as reading reference; determining a starting logical address and a data length according to a read command packet from the host device, and determining a first mapping relationship and the dedicated bit information according to the read command packet; determining second mapping relationship(s) according to the first mapping relationship and the dedicated bit information; and reading the data from the NV memory for the host device at least according to the first mapping relationship and the second mapping relationship(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Silicon Motion, Inc.
    Inventor: Yu-Chih Lin
  • Patent number: 11249685
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for accessing a flash memory module, wherein the flash memory module includes at least one flash memory chip, each flash memory chip includes a plurality of blocks, each clock includes a plurality of pages, and the method includes the steps of: providing a read-retry table, wherein the read-retry table includes a plurality of read setting levels, each read setting level corresponds to at least one read voltage, and no two read setting levels have the same read voltage; establishing a read success recording table, which records at least one specific read setting level that was previously used to successfully read the flash memory module; and when it is required to the read the flash memory module, using the at least one specific read setting level recorded in the read success recording table to read the flash memory module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Silicon Motion, Inc.
    Inventor: Yu-Chih Lin
  • Publication number: 20210349655
    Abstract: A method and associated apparatus for performing access management of a memory device with aid of dedicated bit information are provided. The method includes: transmitting a compact hybrid table comprising multiple compressed tables to a host device, for being stored in the host device, to allow the host device to send one of multiple compact hybrid table entries of the compact hybrid table to the memory device as reading reference; determining a starting logical address and a data length according to a read command packet from the host device, and determining a first mapping relationship and the dedicated bit information according to the read command packet; determining second mapping relationship(s) according to the first mapping relationship and the dedicated bit information; and reading the data from the NV memory for the host device at least according to the first mapping relationship and the second mapping relationship(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventor: Yu-Chih Lin
  • Publication number: 20210302732
    Abstract: A head-up display capable of adjusting an imaging position is provided. The head-up display includes an image generation module, a reflector, a holographic diffraction optical element and a control unit. The image generation module is configured to display and project an image. The reflector is configured to reflect the image and further project the image on a transparent screen through the reflector. The holographic diffraction optical element is disposed on the transparent screen to reflect the image to a visible range of the user's eyes. The control unit is coupled to the reflector or the transparent screen to adjust the viewing angle of the holographic diffraction optical element having a pre-determined angle with the reflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Yu-Chih LIN, Tzu-Nan CHEN, Ming-Ping LAI
  • Publication number: 20210294524
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for accessing a flash memory module, wherein the flash memory module includes at least one flash memory chip, each flash memory chip includes a plurality of blocks, each clock includes a plurality of pages, and the method includes the steps of: providing a read-retry table, wherein the read-retry table includes a plurality of read setting levels, each read setting level corresponds to at least one read voltage, and no two read setting levels have the same read voltage; establishing a read success recording table, which records at least one specific read setting level that was previously used to successfully read the flash memory module; and when it is required to the read the flash memory module, using the at least one specific read setting level recorded in the read success recording table to read the flash memory module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventor: Yu-Chih Lin
  • Publication number: 20210294100
    Abstract: A head-up display including a light source module, a spatial light modulator, an imaging screen group and a control unit is provided. The light source module is configured to project a light beam. The spatial light modulator is configured to modulate the light beam as a first image and a second image and project respective image lights of the first and second images. The imaging screen group is configured to reflect the image lights of the first and second images to the visible range of the user, such that the user can view the first and second images. The control unit is coupled to the spatial light modulator to input at least two modulation signals to control the beam-splitting mechanism of the spatial light modulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Yu-Chih LIN, Ming-Ping LAI
  • Patent number: 10990292
    Abstract: The present invention provides a flash memory controller, wherein the flash memory controller is arranged to access a flash memory module, the flash memory module includes a plurality of flash memory chips, the flash memory controller includes a buffer memory and a microcontroller, and the buffer memory is arranged to store an in-system programming (ISP) code. When the flash memory controller enters a power saving mode, the microcontroller disables a portion of the buffer memory to make at least one portion of the ISP code disappear; and when the flash memory controller enters a normal mode from the power saving mode, the microcontroller reads said at least one portion of the ISP code from N flash memory chips within the plurality of flash memory chips, wherein N is a positive integer greater than one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Silicon Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Guan-Yao Huang, Yu-Chih Lin, Chang-Wei Shen
  • Patent number: 10983478
    Abstract: A method for defect inspection of a transparent substrate comprises utilizing a wavefront reconstruction unit to obtain complex defect diffraction wavefront of a transparent substrate; using a complex defect diffraction module to confirm the effective diffraction distance of the complex defect diffraction wavefront; utilizing a defect detection module to detect position of the defect of the transparent substrate; using a defect classification module to perform extraction, analysis and classification of diffraction characteristics and utilizing a machine learning algorithm or a deep learning algorithm to automatically identify the defects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL TAIWAN NORMAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chau-Jern Cheng, Han-Yen Tu, Kuang-Che Chang Chien, Yu-Chih Lin
  • Publication number: 20200110543
    Abstract: The present invention provides a flash memory controller, wherein the flash memory controller is arranged to access a flash memory module, the flash memory module includes a plurality of flash memory chips, the flash memory controller includes a buffer memory and a microcontroller, and the buffer memory is arranged to store an in-system programming (ISP) code. When the flash memory controller enters a power saving mode, the microcontroller disables a portion of the buffer memory to make at least one portion of the ISP code disappear; and when the flash memory controller enters a normal mode from the power saving mode, the microcontroller reads said at least one portion of the ISP code from N flash memory chips within the plurality of flash memory chips, wherein N is a positive integer greater than one.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Guan-Yao Huang, Yu-Chih Lin, Chang-Wei Shen
  • Patent number: 10528289
    Abstract: A data storage device includes a flash memory and a controller. The flash memory is utilized to store at least one data. The controller is coupled to the flash memory to receive at least one read command transmitted from a host, and reads the data stored by the flash memory according to the read command. The controller determines whether or not the length of the read command is greater than a first predetermined value. If the length is greater than the first predetermined value, the controller arranges the read command on a sequential queue. If the length is not greater than the first predetermined value, the controller arranges the read command on a random queue. The controller executes the read command of the random queue at high priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Silicon Motion, Inc.
    Inventor: Yu-Chih Lin
  • Publication number: 20190294106
    Abstract: A method for defect inspection of a transparent substrate comprises utilizing a wavefront reconstruction unit to obtain complex defect diffraction wavefront of a transparent substrate; using a complex defect diffraction module to confirm the effective diffraction distance of the complex defect diffraction wavefront; utilizing a defect detection module to detect position of the defect of the transparent substrate; using a defect classification module to perform extraction, analysis and classification of diffraction characteristics and utilizing a machine learning algorithm or a deep learning algorithm to automatically identify the defects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Chau-Jern CHENG, Han-Yen TU, Kuang-Che CHANG CHIEN, Yu-Chih Lin
  • Patent number: 10409048
    Abstract: A method for ultrafast time-resolved digital holography comprises (a) providing tunable timescale at least two tick-tock pulses arriving on a sample to be measured at various timescales, (b) spatial encoding for wavefronts of the sample by utilizing at least one optical encoder, (c) utilizing a digital holographic access unit to record a composite hologram of the spatial encoded wavefronts by the same single pulse source, (d) utilizing an encoder for obtaining at least two holograms, and (e) utilizing a compressive sensing approach or a non-linear image restoration approach and a wavefront reconstruction approach to obtain the reconstructed wavefronts information of the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL TAIWAN NORMAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chau-Jern Cheng, Yu-Chih Lin
  • Patent number: 10399851
    Abstract: A master tool is provided with an ink pattern on a major surface thereof. The ink pattern is formed by a screen printing process. A stamp-making material is applied to the major surface of the master tool to form a stamp having a stamping pattern being negative to the ink pattern of the master tool. The stamping pattern is inked with an ink composition and contacted with a metalized surface to form a printed pattern on a metalized surface of a substrate according to the stamping pattern. Using the printed pattern as an etching mask, the metalized surface is etched to form electrically conductive traces on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Chi-fan Chen, Wan-chun Chen, Yu-chih Lin, Tze Yuan Wang, Chia-yuan Liu
  • Patent number: 10355490
    Abstract: A hybrid solar power generation system includes at least one solar panel, at least one first switch, a rectifying control unit, at least one rechargeable battery, a DC (Direct Current) to AC (Alternating Current) inverter, at least one second switch, and a DC to DC charging unit and a system control unit; wherein the system control unit controls the first switch and the second switch to form a grid-tied path and a standalone path, the solar panel supplies power to a utility grid by the grid-tied path, and the solar panel supplies power to an AC load by the standalone path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: CYBER POWER SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Chih Lin, Cheng-Wei Chu, Shih-Heng Guo
  • Patent number: 10275187
    Abstract: A memory device is provided. A processor accesses non-volatile memories via channels and generates a status table according to at least one command of a command queue. The status table records a plurality of tasks. Each task corresponds to one read status and one channel number. The processor selects a plurality of specific tasks from the tasks to serve as a first task set and simultaneously performs all the selected specific tasks with different channel numbers. When the read status of a first specific task matches a first predetermined status, the processor retrieves a logical-to-physical address mapping table relating to the logical address of the first specific task. When the read status of the first specific task matches a second predetermined status, the processor retrieves data relating to the logical address of the first specific task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Silicon Motion, Inc.
    Inventor: Yu-Chih Lin
  • Patent number: 10234268
    Abstract: A method for digital holographic microtomography comprises (a) providing at least one wavefront controlling device for driving a sample to be rotated and/or an incident beam scanning the sample, (b) utilizing a digital holographic access unit for recording the transmitted or reflected wavefronts of the sample, (c) utilizing a digital holography reconstructing method for reconstructing the transmitted or reflected wavefronts of the sample, and (d) utilizing a tomographic reconstruction approach for reconstructing three dimensional image information of the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: National Taiwan Normal University
    Inventors: Chau-Jern Cheng, Yu-Chih Lin, Han-Yen Tu
  • Publication number: 20190065055
    Abstract: A data storage device includes a flash memory and a controller. The flash memory is utilized to store at least one data. The controller is coupled to the flash memory to receive at least one read command transmitted from a host, and reads the data stored by the flash memory according to the read command. The controller determines whether or not the length of the read command is greater than a first predetermined value. If the length is greater than the first predetermined value, the controller arranges the read command on a sequential queue. If the length is not greater than the first predetermined value, the controller arranges the read command on a random queue. The controller executes the read command of the random queue at high priority.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventor: Yu-Chih Lin
  • Patent number: 10140024
    Abstract: The present invention provides a data storage device including a flash memory, a random access memory, and a controller. The controller selects a first read command where the required mapping table has already been loaded on the random access memory from a plurality of read commands. Before a first read task prepared by the first read command is executed, the controller selects a second read command from the remaining read commands, selectively reads a first data sector of the first read command and the mapping table of the second read command at the same time, or reads the first data sector and a second data sector of the second read command at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Silicon Motion, Inc.
    Inventor: Yu-Chih Lin
  • Publication number: 20180329191
    Abstract: A method for ultrafast time-resolved digital holography comprises (a) providing tunable timescale at least two tick-tock pulses arriving on a sample to be measured at various timescales, (b) spatial encoding for wavefronts of the sample by utilizing at least one optical encoder, (c) utilizing a digital holographic access unit to record a composite hologram of the spatial encoded wavefronts by the same single pulse source, (d) utilizing an encoder for obtaining at least two holograms, and (e) utilizing a compressive sensing approach or a non-linear image restoration approach and a wavefront reconstruction approach to obtain the reconstructed wavefronts information of the sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Chau-Jern Cheng, Yu-Chih Lin