Patents by Inventor Yung-Yu Hsu

Yung-Yu Hsu 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: 10345905
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with a housing in which display structures are mounted. Additional input-output devices such as a track pad may also be mounted in the housing. These input-output devices may include components such as touch sensors and force sensors for gathering input from a user. The display structures may include a display such as a flexible organic light-emitting diode display or a liquid crystal display that can present visual information to the user. To provide the user with tactile output, an output device such as a display or track pad may be provided with electroactive polymer structures, electromagnetic actuators, and other tactile output devices. The tactile output devices may provide protrusions, indentations, selectively stiffened and softened areas, and other tactile output for a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. McClure, Derek W. Wright, Paul S. Drzaic, Soyoung Kim, Yung-Yu Hsu, Que Anh S. Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20190207504
    Abstract: A coaxial electromagnetic apparatus formed of at least one magnetic disk and at least one coil disk synchronously and relatively movable and staggered at intervals. The magnetic disk and the coil disk are respectively provided with at least one power-driven module and at least one power generation module. The power-driven modules are provided at the outermost diameters of the magnetic disk and the coil disk. The power generation modules are provided at the innermost diameters of the magnetic disk and the coil disk. A rotation speed of the magnetic disk is increased due to torque amplification and good magnetic current management of the power-driven modules, thereby achieving low power consumption and large thrust of the power-driven modules. The power generation modules generate high cutting frequency to increase power generated and meet the requirement for supplying power to the power-driven modules, thereby achieving autonomous power generation and a self-propelled motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Yung-Shun Hsu, Ming-Chun Hsu, Wen-Yu Hsu
  • Patent number: 10334724
    Abstract: An example stretchable device is described that includes electrical contacts and an interconnect coupling the electrical contacts. The interconnect has a meander-shaped configuration that includes at least one nested serpentine-shaped feature. The interconnect can be conductive or non-conductive. The meander-shaped configuration can be a serpentine structure, providing a serpentine-in-serpentine configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MC10, Inc.
    Inventors: Yung-Yu Hsu, John Work, Kevin J. Dowling
  • Publication number: 20190165011
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure includes a semiconductive substrate including a first side and a second side opposite to the first side, a radiation sensing device disposed in the semiconductive substrate, and an ILD disposed over the first side of the semiconductive substrate, and a conductive pad disposed within the semiconductive substrate and the ILD, and electrically connected to an interconnect structure. A top surface of the conductive pad is between the first side of the semiconductive substrate and the second side of the semiconductor substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: CHIA-YU WEI, CHIN-HSUN HSIAO, YI-HSING CHU, YEN-LIANG LIN, YUNG-LUNG HSU, HSIN-CHI CHEN
  • Publication number: 20190141593
    Abstract: A method performed by an MEC orchestrator includes: acquiring MEC computation-related information and User Equipment (UE) mobility-related information from an MEC system including a plurality of MEC entities, performing a classification procedure, based on the MEC computation-related information and the UE mobility-related information, to determine a behavior type of a UE, wherein the behavior type indicates whether to trigger a handover (HO) in the MEC system and whether to trigger a Virtual Machine (VM) migration in the MEC system, and providing an instruction table in response to the behavior type, wherein the instruction table including routing information for routing MEC traffic among one or more of the plurality of MEC entities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: HUNG-YU WEI, YUNG-LIN HSU, CHING-CHUN CHOU
  • Patent number: 10199323
    Abstract: An item may have a flexible support structure and may include a flexible component. The flexible component may have electrical components mounted on component mounting regions in a flexible circuit substrate. The component mounting regions may be interconnected by serpentine interconnect paths or other flexible interconnect paths. The flexible circuit substrate and component mounting regions may extend along a longitudinal axis of the flexible component or may form a two-dimensional array. Two-dimensional mesh-shaped flexible circuit substrates may be used in forming displays. The mesh-shaped flexible circuit substrates may be auxetic substrates that widen when stretched (e.g., structures with a negative Poisson's ratio that become thicker perpendicular to applied force when stretched) and that therefore reduce image distortion. Temporary tethers may help hold flexible circuit substrates together until intentionally broken following assembly of a flexible component into the flexible support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yung-Yu Hsu, Hoon Sik Kim, Christopher A. Schultz, David M. Kindlon, Daniel D. Sunshine, Paul S. Drzaic, Sinan Alousi, Terry C. Shyu
  • Publication number: 20190013274
    Abstract: A fabric-based item may include fabric such as woven fabric having insulating and conductive yarns or other strands of material. The conductive yarns may form signal paths. Electrical components can be embedded within pockets in the fabric. Each electrical component may have an electrical device such as a semiconductor die that is mounted on an interposer substrate. The electrical device may be a light-emitting diode, a sensor, an actuator, or other electrical device. The electrical device may have contacts that are soldered to contacts on the interposer. The interposer may have additional contacts that are soldered to the signal paths. The fabric may have portions that form transparent windows overlapping the electrical components or that have other desired attributes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel D. Sunshine, Paul S. Drzaic, Daniel A. Podhajny, David M. Kindlon, Hoon Sik Kim, Kathryn P. Crews, Yung-Yu Hsu
  • Publication number: 20190013275
    Abstract: A fabric-based item may include fabric layers and other layers of material. An array of electrical components may be mounted in the fabric-based item. The electrical components may be mounted to a support structure such as a flexible printed circuit. The flexible printed circuit may have a mesh shape formed from an array of openings. Serpentine flexible printed circuit segments may extend between the openings. The electrical components may be light-emitting diodes or other electrical devices. Polymer with light-scattering particles or other materials may cover the electrical components. The flexible printed circuit may be laminated between fabric layers or other layers of material in the fabric-based item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel D. Sunshine, Paul S. Drzaic, Daniel A. Podhajny, David M. Kindlon, Hoon Sik Kim, Kathryn P. Crews, Yung-Yu Hsu
  • Publication number: 20180302988
    Abstract: Buffer structures are provided that can be used to reduce a strain in a conformable electronic system that includes compliant components in electrical communication with more rigid device components. The buffer structures are disposed on, or at least partially embedded in, the conformable electronic system such that the buffer structures overlap with at least a portion of a junction region between a compliant component and a more rigid device component. The buffer structure can have a higher value of Young's modulus than an encapsulant of the conformable electronic system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventor: Yung-Yu Hsu
  • Patent number: 10026721
    Abstract: An electronic device may have control circuitry coupled to input-output devices such as a display. A flexible input-output device may be formed from an elastomeric substrate layer. The substrate layer may have signal paths to which components are mounted. Openings may be formed in the elastomeric substrate layer between the signal paths to create a stretchable mesh-shaped substrate. The electrical components may each include an interposer having solder pads soldered to the elastomeric substrate. Electrical devices such as micro-light-emitting diodes may be soldered to the interposers. The electrical components may also include electrical devices such as sensors and actuators. A stretchable lighting unit may have a stretchable light guide illuminated by a stretchable light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hoon Sik Kim, Yung-Yu Hsu, Paul S. Drzaic
  • Publication number: 20180092205
    Abstract: An example stretchable device is described that includes electrical contacts and an interconnect coupling the electrical contacts. The interconnect has a meander-shaped configuration that includes at least one nested serpentine-shaped feature. The interconnect can be conductive or non-conductive. The meander-shaped configuration can be a serpentine structure, providing a serpentine-in-serpentine configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: YUNG-YU HSU, JOHN WORK, KEVIN J. DOWLING
  • Publication number: 20180061743
    Abstract: An item may have a flexible support structure and may include a flexible component. The flexible component may have electrical components mounted on component mounting regions in a flexible circuit substrate. The component mounting regions may be interconnected by serpentine interconnect paths or other flexible interconnect paths. The flexible circuit substrate and component mounting regions may extend along a longitudinal axis of the flexible component or may form a two-dimensional array. Two-dimensional mesh-shaped flexible circuit substrates may be used in forming displays. The mesh-shaped flexible circuit substrates may be auxetic substrates that widen when stretched (e.g., structures with a negative Poisson's ratio that become thicker perpendicular to applied force when stretched) and that therefore reduce image distortion. Temporary tethers may help hold flexible circuit substrates together until intentionally broken following assembly of a flexible component into the flexible support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Yung-Yu Hsu, Hoon Sik Kim, Christopher A. Schultz, David M. Kindlon, Daniel D. Sunshine, Paul S. Drzaic, Sinan Alousi, Terry C. Shyu
  • Patent number: 9869807
    Abstract: An electronic device may have control circuitry coupled to input-output devices such as a display. A flexible input-output device may be formed from an elastomeric substrate layer. The substrate layer may have signal paths to which components are mounted. Openings may be formed in the elastomeric substrate layer between the signal paths to create a stretchable mesh-shaped substrate. The electrical components may each include an interposer having solder pads soldered to the elastomeric substrate. Electrical devices such as micro-light-emitting diodes may be soldered to the interposers. The electrical components may also include electrical devices such as sensors and actuators. A stretchable lighting unit may have a stretchable light guide illuminated by a stretchable light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hoon Sik Kim, Yung-Yu Hsu, Paul S. Drzaic
  • Patent number: 9844145
    Abstract: Buffer structures are provided that can be used to reduce a strain in a conformable electronic system that includes compliant components in electrical communication with more rigid device components. The buffer structures are disposed on, or at least partially embedded in, the conformable electronic system such that the buffer structures overlap with at least a portion of a junction region between a compliant component and a more rigid device component. The buffer structure can have a higher value of Young's modulus than an encapsulant of the conformable electronic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: MC10, Inc.
    Inventor: Yung-Yu Hsu
  • Patent number: 9841548
    Abstract: An electronic device may have control circuitry coupled to input-output devices such as a display. A flexible input-output device may be formed from an elastomeric substrate layer. The substrate layer may have signal paths to which components are mounted. Openings may be formed in the elastomeric substrate layer between the signal paths to create a stretchable mesh-shaped substrate. The electrical components may each include an interposer having solder pads soldered to the elastomeric substrate. Electrical devices such as micro-light-emitting diodes may be soldered to the interposers. The electrical components may also include electrical devices such as sensors and actuators. A stretchable lighting unit may have a stretchable light guide illuminated by a stretchable light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hoon Sik Kim, Yung-Yu Hsu, Paul S. Drzaic, Luisa Petti
  • Publication number: 20170340236
    Abstract: An apparatus for medical diagnosis and/or treatment is provides. The apparatus includes a flexible substrate forming an inflatable body and a plurality of force sensing elements disposed on the flexible substrate. The plurality of force sensing elements are disposed about the inflatable body such that the force sensing elements are disposed at areas of minimal curvature of the inflatable body in a deflated state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Roozbeh Ghaffari, Yung-Yu Hsu
  • Patent number: 9757050
    Abstract: An apparatus for medical diagnosis and/or treatment is provides. The apparatus includes a flexible substrate forming an inflatable body and a plurality of force sensing elements disposed on the flexible substrate. The plurality of force sensing elements are disposed about the inflatable body such that the force sensing elements are disposed at areas of minimal curvature of the inflatable body in a deflated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: MC10, Inc.
    Inventors: Roozbeh Ghaffari, Yung-Yu Hsu
  • Publication number: 20170223846
    Abstract: Encapsulated conformal electronic devices, encapsulated conformal integrated circuit (IC) systems, and methods of making and using encapsulated conformal electronic devices are presented herein. A conformal IC device is disclosed which includes a flexible substrate, electronic circuitry attached to the flexible substrate, and a flexible multi-part encapsulation housing encasing therein the electronic circuitry and flexible substrate. The multi-part housing includes first and second encapsulation housing components. The first encapsulation housing component has recessed regions for seating therein the electronic circuitry, while the second encapsulation housing component has recessed regions for seating therein the flexible substrate. First encapsulation housing component optionally includes a recessed region for seating therein the flexible substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Brian Elolampi, David G. Garlock, Harold Gaudette, Steven Fastert, Adam Standley, Yung-Yu Hsu
  • Patent number: 9706647
    Abstract: An example stretchable device is described that includes electrical contacts and an interconnect coupling the electrical contacts. The interconnect has a meander-shaped configuration that includes at least one nested serpentine-shaped feature. The interconnect can be conductive or non-conductive. The meander-shaped configuration can be a serpentine structure, providing a serpentine-in-serpentine configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: MC10, INC.
    Inventors: Yung-Yu Hsu, John Work, Kevin J. Dowling
  • Publication number: 20170181659
    Abstract: Apparatus are provided for monitoring a condition of a tissue based on a measurement of an electrical property of the tissue. In an example, the electrical property of the tissue is performed using an apparatus disposed above the tissue, where the apparatus includes at least two conductive structures, each having a non-linear configuration, where the at least two conductive structures are disposed substantially parallel to each other. In another example, the electrical property of the tissue is performed using an apparatus disposed above the tissue, where the apparatus includes at least one inductor structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Conor Rafferty, Jeffrey D. Carbeck, Alexander Dickson, Kevin Dowling, Yung-Yu Hsu, Isaiah Kacyvenski, Benjamin Schlatka, Henry Wei