Electronic Circuit Chip Or Board (e.g., Positioning) Patents (Class 348/87)
  • Patent number: 11810886
    Abstract: A display device includes a substrate; a plurality of pixels on the substrate; a light emitting element in each of the plurality of pixels; a first electrode electrically coupled with the light emitting element; a transistor on the substrate and electrically coupled with the first electrode; and a coupling layer between the first electrode and the light emitting element in a direction perpendicular to the substrate and containing a plurality of first conductive nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Masanobu Ikeda, Osamu Itou, Yasuhiro Kanaya
  • Patent number: 11794234
    Abstract: A processing apparatus includes a holding section that holds a processing target, an imaging section that is positionally fixed with respect to the holding section, and images a surface of the processing target, and a control section that controls the imaging section to image the surface of the processing target in a state in which the holding section holds the processing target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Masahiro Igusa
  • Patent number: 11733614
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of, and associated apparatus for, determining an edge position relating to an edge of a feature comprised within an image, such as a scanning electron microscope image, which comprises noise. The method comprises determining a reference signal from said image; and determining said edge position with respect to said reference signal. The reference signal may be determined from the image by applying a 1-dimensional low-pass filter to the image in a direction parallel to an initial contour estimating the edge position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Jarik Huisman, Ruben Cornelis Maas, Hermanus Adrianus Dillen
  • Patent number: 11610937
    Abstract: Disclosed are a micro LED group substrate provided with a plurality of micro LEDs, a method of manufacturing the same, a micro LED display panel, and a method of manufacturing the same. More particularly, disclosed are a micro LED group substrate provided with a plurality of micro LEDs, a method of manufacturing the same, a micro LED display panel, and a method of manufacturing the same, wherein the need for a micro LED replacement process is eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: POINT ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bum Mo Ahn, Seung Ho Park, Sung Hyun Byun
  • Patent number: 11562991
    Abstract: A backplane, a manufacturing method thereof, a backlight module and a display panel are provided. The backplane includes a base substrate; a first conductive layer located on the base substrate and including a wire; a first protection layer located at a side of the first conductive layer facing away from the base substrate; a second conductive layer located on the first protection layer and including a conductive sub-layer, the conductive sub-layer penetrating the first protection layer to be connected with the wire; a second protection layer located at a side of the second conductive layer facing away from the base substrate; a micro light-emitting diode (LED) penetrating the second protection layer to be connected with the conductive sub-layer; and a metallic reflective layer, located on the second protection layer and configured to reflect light irradiated onto the metallic reflective layer from the micro LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignees: Hefei Xinsheng Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jing Wang, Dong Li, Weiwei Chu, Wenjie Xu
  • Patent number: 11563879
    Abstract: This disclosure provides an image shooting apparatus and a mobile terminal. The image shooting apparatus includes: a support base, an image shooting circuit board, a first image shooting assembly, and a second image shooting assembly. The support base is provided with an accommodating chamber. The image shooting circuit board is disposed in the accommodating chamber, and divides the accommodating chamber into a first accommodating chamber and a second accommodating chamber. The first image shooting assembly is disposed in the first accommodating chamber, and the second image shooting assembly is disposed in the second accommodating chamber. The first image shooting assembly includes a first lens and a first image sensor. The second image shooting assembly includes a second lens and a second image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wenchang Yang
  • Patent number: 11556738
    Abstract: A metrology system includes one or more through-focus imaging metrology sub-systems communicatively coupled to a controller having one or more processors configured to receive a plurality of training images captured at one or more focal positions. The one or more processors may generate a machine learning classifier based on the plurality of training images. The one or more processors may receive one or more target feature selections for one or more target overlay measurements corresponding to one or more target features. The one or more processors may determine one or more target focal positions based on the one or more target feature selections using the machine learning classifier. The one or more processors may receive one or more target images captured at the one or more target focal positions, the target images including the one or more target features of the target specimen, and determine overlay based thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: KLA Corporation
    Inventors: Etay Lavert, Amnon Manassen, Yossi Simon, Dimitry Sanko, Avner Safrani
  • Patent number: 11508590
    Abstract: A method of inspection and an inspection system for the film deposition process for substrates that includes glass and wafer are disclosed. The inspection system includes multiple camera modules positioned in a load lock unit of a process chamber, such as the camera modules that can capture images of the substrate in the load lock. The images are analyzed by a controller of the inspection system to determine the accuracy of robots in handling the substrate, calibration of the robots based on the analysis, and defects in the substrate caused during the handling and deposition process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: JNK Tech
    Inventor: Youngjin Choi
  • Patent number: 11348968
    Abstract: An arbitrary curved-surface display device which has unit display pixels including active inorganic micro-light emitting diode unit chips, wherein each active inorganic micro-light emitting diode unit chip comprises an inorganic light-emitting diode unit device and a field-effect transistor. Conducting wires are on a substrate of the arbitrary-curved surface, and the conducting wires connect to each active inorganic micro-light emitting diode unit chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Hongyu Liu
  • Patent number: 11315306
    Abstract: An illustrative volumetric processing system generates a plurality of point clouds each representing an object from a different vantage point. Based on the plurality of point clouds, the volumetric processing system consolidates point cloud data corresponding to a surface of the object. Based on the consolidated point cloud data for the object, the volumetric processing system generates a voxel grid representative of the object. Based on the voxel grid, the volumetric processing system generates a set of rendered patches each depicting at least a part of the surface of the object. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Denny Breitenfeld, Vidhya Seran, Nazneen Khan, Richard J. Kern, II
  • Patent number: 11276160
    Abstract: A captured image of a pattern and a reference image of the pattern may be received. A contour of interest of the pattern may be identified. One or more measurements of a dimension of the pattern may be determined for each of the reference image and the captured image with respect to the contour of interest of the pattern. A defect associated with the contour of interest may be classified based on the determined one or more measurements of the dimension of the pattern for each of the reference image and the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Applied Materials Israel LTD.
    Inventors: Vadim Vereschagin, Roman Kris, Ishai Schwarzband, Boaz Cohen, Ariel Shkalim, Evgeny Bal
  • Patent number: 11275250
    Abstract: Head-mountable devices can include adjustment mechanisms to achieve optimal alignment of optical components during and/or after assembly thereof within the head-mountable device. The alignment mechanisms can be integrated into the head-mountable device itself. A light projecting display element can be adjustable based on operation of one or more actuators within the head-mountable device (e.g., within an arm) to adjust a position and/or orientation of the light projecting display element relative to the waveguide onto which it projects light. The adjustment mechanisms can adjust the display element during initial assembly and/or be operated by actuators that actively adjust the alignment as needed over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Chih Jen Chen, Cameron A. Harder
  • Patent number: 11215449
    Abstract: A three-dimensional shape measuring apparatus includes a photoreceptor that receives measuring light which is reflected by a workpiece illuminated by an illuminator, and provides light-reception signals representing a light reception amount; and a processor that generates a set of shape data representing three-dimensional shape of a part of the workpiece which is included in the field of view at a particular position of the stage based on the signals, repeats movement of the stage by using a movement controller based on the generated data corresponding to the part of the workpiece to obtain a set of data corresponding to other part of the workpiece which is located in proximity to the part of the workpiece and the generation of a set of data of the workpiece at the position where the stage is moved, and generates combined data including the entire shape of the workpiece by combining the repeatedly obtained sets of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: KEYENCE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuki Natori
  • Patent number: 11164905
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing light emitting diode (LED) devices is provided. In one example, the method comprises: forming a plurality of LED dies on a starter substrate, each of the plurality of LED dies including a device-side bump; moving, using a pick up tool (PUT), the starter substrate and the plurality of LED dies towards a backplane, the backplane including a plurality of backplane-side bumps; establishing the conductive bonds between the device-side bumps of the plurality of LED dies and the backplane-side bumps of the backplane at the plurality of contact locations; and operating the PUT to release the starter substrate to enable transferring of the plurality of LED dies to the backplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: CĂ©line Claire Oyer, Allan Pourchet
  • Patent number: 11143906
    Abstract: A reflective LCD panel includes a color filter substrate, an array substrate, a liquid crystal layer and a polarizing film. The array substrate and the color filter substrate are disposed oppositely. The liquid crystal layer is disposed between the color filter substrate and the array substrate and has an alignment direction. The polarizing film is disposed on the color filter substrate, and color coordinates of the polarizing film in the CIE1976 color space are (a, b), wherein 0.05?a?0.2 and ?5?b?0. The liquid crystal layer has a birefringence difference ?n, the liquid crystal layer has a thickness (d), when the reflective LCD panel is in a white frame, 2?n*d=?? is satisfied, ?? is the optical path difference obtained when a forward light vertically enters the liquid crystal layer and is reflected by the array substrate, and 120 nm??n*d?170 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: HANNSTAR DISPLAY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ding-Wei Liu, Meng-Ju Li, Wei-Chih Hsu, Chen-Hao Su, Sung-Chun Lin, Chia-Hua Yu
  • Patent number: 11113838
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method executed by at least one processor for detecting tattoos on a human body is presented. The method includes inputting a plurality of images into a tattoo detection module, selecting one or more images of the plurality of images including tattoos with at least three keypoints, the at least three keypoints having auxiliary information related to the tattoos, manually labeling tattoo locations in the plurality of images including tattoos to create labeled tattoo images, increasing a size of the labeled tattoo images identified to be below a predetermined threshold by padding a width and height of the labeled tattoo images, training two different tattoo detection deep learning models with the labeled tattoo images defining tattoo training data, and executing either the first tattoo detection deep learning model or the second tattoo detection deep learning model based on a performance of a general-purpose graphical processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Yi Yang, Srimat Chakradhar, Tarang Chugh
  • Patent number: 11051038
    Abstract: An embodiment of an electronic processing system may include a 2D frame which corresponds to a projection of a 360 video space, and a component predictor to predict an encode component for a first block of a 2D frame based on encode information from a neighboring block which is neighboring to the first block of the 2D frame only in the 360 video space, a prioritizer to prioritize transmission for a second block of the 2D frame based on an identified region of interest, and/or a format detector to detect a 360 video format of the 2D frame based on image content. A 360 video capture device may include a contextual tagger to tag 360 video content with contextual information which is contemporaneous with the captured 360 video content. Other embodiments are disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jill M. Boyce, Sumit Mohan, James M. Holland, Sang-Hee Lee, Abhishek R. Appu, Wen-Fu Kao, Joydeep Ray, Ya-Ti Peng, Keith W. Rowe, Fangwen Fu, Satya N. Yedidi
  • Patent number: 11024209
    Abstract: An integrated circuit for driving a display panel and an anti-interference method are provided. The integrated circuit includes a source driving circuit and an anti-interference circuit. The source driving circuit includes a receiving circuit configured to receive an input signal including image data and process the input signal based on at least one operation parameter to generate output data. The anti-interference circuit is coupled to the receiving circuit. The anti-interference circuit is configured to adjust the at least one operation parameter of the receiving circuit from at least one normal parameter to at least one anti-interference parameter when an interference event occurs to the input signal. The anti-interference circuit is configured to maintain the at least one operation parameter of the receiving circuit at the at least one normal parameter when the interference event does not occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Wei-Sheng Tseng, Hao-Wei Hung, Chih-Hao Huang, Yao-Hung Kuo
  • Patent number: 11009797
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, in a defect inspection apparatus, a controller acquires an image of a second actual pattern in a first shot region which corresponds to a design pattern identical to a design pattern corresponding to a first actual pattern, which is consistent in a first comparison process, and which is consistent in a second comparison process. The controller replaces the image of one actual pattern of the first actual pattern and the second actual pattern in the first shot region with the image of the other actual pattern so as to generate a reference image of the first shot region. The controller compares the reference image and the image of the second shot region so as to perform a defect inspection of the second shot region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kouta Kameishi
  • Patent number: 10976269
    Abstract: An X-ray apparatus includes a mount, an X-ray source, a detector, an optical gauge and a motor. The mount is configured to hold a planar sample having a first side, which is smooth, and a second side, which is opposite the first side and on which a pattern has been formed. The X-ray source is configured to direct a first beam of X-rays toward the first side of the sample. The detector is positioned on the second side of the sample so as to receive at least a part of the X-rays that have been transmitted through the sample and scattered from the pattern. The optical gauge is configured to direct a second beam of optical radiation toward the first side of the sample, to sense the optical radiation that is reflected from the first side of the sample, and to output a signal, in response to the sensed optical radiation, that is indicative of a position of the sample. The motor is configured to adjust an alignment between the detector and the sample in response to the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: BRUKER TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Yuri Vinshtein, Alexander Krokhmal, Asher Peled, Guy Sheaffer, Matthew Wormington
  • Patent number: 10937679
    Abstract: An example of a printed structure comprises a target substrate and a structure protruding from a surface of the target substrate. A component comprising a component substrate separate and independent from the target substrate is disposed in alignment with the structure on the surface of the target substrate within 1 micron of the structure. An example method of making a printed structure comprises providing the target substrate with the structure protruding from the target substrate, a transfer element, and a component adhered to the transfer element. The component comprises a component substrate separate and independent from the target substrate. The transfer element and adhered component move vertically toward the surface of the target substrate and horizontally towards the structure until the component physically contacts the structure or is adhered to the surface of the target substrate. The transfer element is separated from the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: X Display Company Technology Limited
    Inventors: Ronald S. Cok, David Gomez, Tanya Yvette Moore, Matthew Alexander Meitl, Christopher Andrew Bower
  • Patent number: 10925199
    Abstract: A component mounter for holding a component and for mounting the component on a surface of a board includes a head, a horizontal moving device, a vertical moving device, a mounting control device, and an imaging device. The imaging device is configured to image an imaging target by receiving incident light from the imaging target on an imaging element via an optical system. The optical system includes a first optical system configured to guide incident light from a direction of a side surface of a nozzle tip to a first region of the imaging element, and a second optical system configured to guide incident light from a direction of the surface of the board to a second region of the imaging element. The imaging device is configured to image an image via the first optical system and the second optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mizuho Nozawa
  • Patent number: 10902568
    Abstract: This invention provides a system and method for finding multiple line features in an image. Two related steps are used to identify line features. First, the process computes x and y-components of the gradient field at each image location, projects the gradient field over a plurality subregions, and detects a plurality of gradient extrema, yielding a plurality of edge points with position and gradient. Next, the process iteratively chooses two edge points, fits a model line to them, and if edge point gradients are consistent with the model, computes the full set of inlier points whose position and gradient are consistent with that model. The candidate line with greatest inlier count is retained and the set of remaining outlier points is derived. The process then repeatedly applies the line fitting operation on this and subsequent outlier sets to find a plurality of line results. The process can be exhaustive RANSAC-based.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Cognex Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Feng Hsu, Lowell D. Jacobson, David Y. Li
  • Patent number: 10885871
    Abstract: A scalable driving architecture for large size display includes a display; a low voltage integrated circuit configured to: receive a high-speed input signal; process the input signal; and output uncompressed pixel data based on the processed input signal; and a first high voltage integrated circuit configured to drive pixels in the display based on the uncompressed pixel data; wherein the low voltage integrated circuit is configured to provide the uncompressed pixel data to the first high voltage integrated circuit via a first low-to-high (L2H) interface, and wherein the low voltage integrated circuit and the first high voltage integrated circuit are assembled on a film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Amir Amirkhany
  • Patent number: 10832632
    Abstract: A low power architecture for mobile displays includes a display, a low voltage integrated circuit configured to: receive a high speed input signal; process the input signal; and output uncompressed pixel data based on the processed input signal; and a high voltage integrated circuit configured to drive pixels in the display based on the uncompressed pixel data; wherein the low voltage integrated circuit is configured to provides the uncompressed pixel data to the high voltage integrated circuit via a timing-to-driver (T2D) interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Amir Amirkhany
  • Patent number: 10790246
    Abstract: A method of transferring different types of micro devices is provided. The method includes: assembling a first detachable transfer plate with first type micro devices thereon to an alignment assistive mechanism which is substantially above a receiving substrate, wherein the first type micro devices face the receiving substrate; aligning the first type micro devices on the first detachable transfer plate with positions of first sub-pixels respectively of pixels on the receiving substrate by the alignment assistive mechanism; transferring the first type micro devices to the first sub-pixels on the receiving substrate; replacing the first detachable transfer plate with a second detachable transfer plate with second type micro devices thereon, wherein the second type micro devices face the receiving substrate; and transferring the second type micro devices to second sub-pixels respectively of the pixels on the receiving substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: MIKRO MESA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Li-Yi Chen
  • Patent number: 10782957
    Abstract: In a video image generation device connected to a peripheral device via a video image relay device, a version acquisition unit acquires from the video image relay device information related to version of firmware installed in the video image relay device. If the version of the firmware installed in the video image relay device is older than version of firmware requested by basic software installed in the video image generation device, an update request unit supplies the video image relay device with firmware for the relay device included in the basic software in order to update accordingly the firmware installed in the video image relay device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Syunsuke Bamba, Akitsugu Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 10763236
    Abstract: A method of operating an ultrasonic bonding machine is provided. The method includes the steps of: (a) imaging at least one of (i) a semiconductor element supported by a substrate, and (ii) a clamping structure adapted for securing the substrate during a bonding operation; and (b) determining if a relative position of the semiconductor element and the clamping structure is acceptable using predetermined criteria and information from step (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Klaerner, Jason Fu, Christoph Benno Luechinger
  • Patent number: 10743447
    Abstract: A component mounting machine mounts components having a component mark for positioning on an upper face on a circuit board. The component mounting machine has a first suction nozzle that sucks a component, a transfer head that mounts the component on a circuit board, an optical path conversion device disposed above a suction surface and converts the optical path of light from the upper face of the component to the side, a camera that receives light that is changed in an optical path, a camera moving device that moves the camera, and a control device controlling operation of the transfer head and the camera moving device. The camera moving device moves the camera in a first direction orthogonal to an optical axis of the camera, and an imaging region of the camera moves in a second direction when the camera moves in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Murai, Toshihiko Yamasaki, Toshinori Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10735665
    Abstract: An information handling system operating a wearable headset IR emitter saturation correction system may comprise an infrared emitter emitting IR light, a camera capturing a calibration image and a first session image of the IR light reflected from a landmark, and a SLAM engine generating a first session SLAM frame. A processor may execute code instructions to compare the measured calibration pixel brightness value for each pixel associated with the landmark in a calibration image with a measured first session pixel brightness value for each pixel associated with the landmark in the first session image to determine whether the first session SLAM frame is over or under saturated, and determine an adjusted brightness if the first session SLAM frame is over or under saturated. The infrared emitter may emit light according to the adjusted brightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Vivek Viswanathan Iyer, Yagiz C. Yildiz
  • Patent number: 10706521
    Abstract: To inspect a board, first, a measurement area is set on the board and a reference data of the measurement area is obtained. Then, a measurement data of the measurement area is obtained per colors, and a lighting condition is set using the reference data of the measurement area and the measurement data obtained per colors. Next, a feature object in the measurement area is set, and a distortion quantity between the reference data and the measurement data is obtained by comparing the reference data corresponding to the feature object and the measurement data corresponding to the feature object obtained under the lighting condition. Then, an inspection area is set by compensating the distortion quantity. Therefore, it is possible to compensate the distortion and set precisely the inspection area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: KOH YOUNG TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Soo-Young Cho
  • Patent number: 10636122
    Abstract: A method for image composition is disclosed, including: acquiring a plurality of images to be processed for a scene, and brightness information of each of the plurality of images to be processed respectively; acquiring difference information for the each of the plurality of images to be processed based on the brightness information of the each of the plurality of images to be processed; obtaining a reference image from the plurality of images to be processed based on the difference information for the each of the plurality of images to be processed; acquiring a weight of the each of the plurality of images to be processed respectively based on feature information of the reference image and feature information of the plurality of images to be processed; and compositing the plurality of images to be processed based on the weight of the each of the plurality of images to be processed. A device and a nonvolatile computer readable storage medium are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telcommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuanqing Zeng
  • Patent number: 10552571
    Abstract: A surface covering layout system includes a processing circuit configured to receive image data regarding one or more images associated with a surface to be covered with a surface covering, and generate a surface covering layout based on the image data, the surface covering layout providing an indication of a pattern of a plurality of covering members included in the surface covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Alistair K. Chan, Roderick A. Hyde
  • Patent number: 10462949
    Abstract: A reel holding device is provided. The device includes: a case which accommodates the plurality of component supply reels to be aligned in a direction of a reel axial line; outer circumferential support members which are built between two sides walls of the case, and support outer circumferences of the multiple component supply reels to be rotatable; and a deviation preventing member which prevents the component supply reels from deviating from the outer circumferential support members. At least one of the outer circumferential support members and the deviation preventing member is an integrated rod-like member which is built between the two side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Ohashi, Takuya Nagaishi
  • Patent number: 10432843
    Abstract: According an embodiment, an imaging apparatus includes an image acquiring unit which acquires a judgment image showing arranged judgment targets, and an interval judging unit which judges whether the interval between the judgment targets is proper on the basis of figures of the judgment targets shown in the judgment image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshikazu Hayashi, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10423128
    Abstract: This working apparatus for a component or a board includes a head unit and a control portion. The control portion performs control of calculating a rotation angle in a horizontal plane of the head unit from displacement of the center of a first imaging portion and displacement of the center of a second imaging portion and correcting the center position of a working mechanism portion on the basis of the amount of rotation-induced displacement of the center of the working mechanism portion due to the rotation angle, a first amount of displacement in a first direction in the horizontal plane being not induced by rotation of the center of the working mechanism portion, and a second amount of displacement in a second direction in the horizontal plane being not induced by the rotation of the center of the working mechanism portion when moving the head unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Suzuki, Yasunori Naitoh
  • Patent number: 10409170
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for quickly establishing lithography process condition by a pre-compensation value, comprising: firstly determining a reference process condition of masks of which parameters are same, and then determining an optimum process condition of the first mask; thereafter, calculating a ratio of the optimum process condition of the first mask deviating from the reference process condition, wherein if the ratio is equal to or larger than a set threshold, the first mask is inspected, and if the ratio is less than the set threshold, an optimum process condition of the second mask is determined according to the ratio and the reference process condition of the second mask; and by analogy, determining optimum process conditions of the rest masks. The method of the present invention can quickly establish a lithograph process condition, reduce the trial production time for determining the optimum defocus amount and exposure amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SHANGHAI HUALI MICROELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Qiaoli Chen, Zhengkai Yang
  • Patent number: 10386409
    Abstract: One or more contacts are detected in an electron microscope image corresponding to a region of interest on an integrated circuit. One or more standard cells are identified based on the detected one or more contacts in the electron microscope image. One or more components of the integrated circuit are determined based on the identified one or more standard cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lynne M. Gignac, Chung-Ching Lin, Franco Stellari
  • Patent number: 10383269
    Abstract: In an electronic component mounting system 1 configured by coupling electronic component mounting devices M1 to M4A each having a first substrate transport mechanism 12A and a second substrate transport mechanism 12B together, the electronic component mounting device M4A includes a first tray feeder 20A that stores an electronic component extracted by a first mounting head 15A of a component mounting mechanism as a first work operation mechanism, and a second tray feeder 20B that stores an electronic component extracted by a second mounting head 15B of a component mounting mechanism as a second work operation mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuzo Yagi, Takashi Tamura, Hiroki Yamamoto, Toru Ikeda, Kazuhiro Kishikawa
  • Patent number: 10379048
    Abstract: An imaging device is described that uses multiple cameras to image a biological sample on a turntable bathed in white light or fluorescing due to a systemically administered dye. Fluorescence farther away from an excitation light source can be compensated upon determining a 3-D position of portions of the sample. The turntable is turned and tilted in order to take enough images to prepare an animation of the sample. In a graphical user interface, the animation can be stopped, zoomed, and tilted per a user's gesture, touch, tablet-tilting, or other commands. The image manipulation can be with touch gestures entered using a sterilizable or disposable touch pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: LI-COR, INC.
    Inventor: Han-Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 10325349
    Abstract: Systems and methods of enhancing the resolution of digital terrain models (DTM) for location-based applications and analyses. The DTM enhancement process takes the signature of the input image (e.g., via the input image and a noise surface file with similar characteristics as the sensor used to capture the input image) and applies it to the DTM without including large features such as buildings. The disclosed methods include utilize a process similar to that used for enhancing a DSM based on mapping the changing intensity from the image file to changes in elevation in the DSM using a regression over a local neighborhood of pixels. Further, the disclosed methods do not rely on information about the sensors and are extendable to be able to utilize any types of images. Additionally, the disclosed embodiments are sensor agnostic and can be applied on any type of image collected by any type of sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Intermap Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Zachary Mercer, Stephen Charles Griffiths, Michael John Wollersheim, Trevor Roy Miller, Qiaoping Zhang
  • Patent number: 10265911
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes apparatuses and techniques for using an image-based monitoring and feedback system for three-dimensional printing. In some aspects, a camera captures images of objects being printed and an image-processing system compares the images with benchmark images to detect and correct differences between the object and the benchmark. The correction can be in real time or applied to subsequent printing. Other aspects include a calibration system that prints predefined test objects and compares them to benchmarks to ensure that the printer operating parameters are properly set. The comparison can be manually performed by a user or automated as a part of the image-processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Sandra Capri, Raymond C. Asbury
  • Patent number: 10236447
    Abstract: A method of repairing a light emitting device assembly includes providing a light emitting device assembly including a backplane and light emitting devices, where a predominant subset of pixels in the light emitting device assembly includes an empty site for accommodating a repair light emitting device, generating a test map that identifies non-functional light emitting devices in the light emitting device assembly, providing an assembly of a repair head and repair light emitting devices, wherein the repair light emitting devices are located only on locations that are mirror images of empty sites within defective pixels that include non-functional light emitting devices, and transferring the repair light emitting devices from the repair head to the backplane in the empty site in the defective pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GLO AB
    Inventors: Fariba Danesh, Frank Patterson, Timothy Gallagher, Sharon N. Farrens
  • Patent number: 10225917
    Abstract: A target supply device may include a nozzle configured to output a liquid target substance contained in a tank, an excitation element, a droplet detection unit configured to detect a droplet output from the nozzle, a passage time interval measurement unit configured to measure a passage time interval of droplets, and a control unit. The control unit may be configured to set a proper range of the passage time interval, change the duty value of the electric signal to be input to the excitation element, store the passage time interval measurement values of the droplets generated with respect to a plurality of duty values and variation thereof in association with the duty values, and determine an operation duty value based on the variation from among the duty values with which the passage time interval measurement values are within the proper range, among the duty values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Gigaphoton Inc.
    Inventors: Takahisa Fujimaki, Takayuki Yabu, Yuta Takashima, Fumio Iwamoto, Yutaka Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 10206319
    Abstract: A support table (1) for inspecting and/or orienting electronic components (B) prior to the assembling of a printed circuit board with these components, onto which support table the components, which are initially held at a nozzle end (7) by means of negative pressure, are set down following release by the nozzle end, wherein the table (1) has a transparent support plate (2), preferably a glass plate, and a delimiting edging (5, 6p, 6z, 12) preventing a displacement of a component (B) deposited temporarily on the support plate caused by air exiting the nozzle is provided, and an optical inspection device is arranged below the support table (6u) and an optical inspection device is arranged above the support table (6o).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: ZKW Group GMBH
    Inventors: Karl Bauer, Peter Wurm
  • Patent number: 10186025
    Abstract: The invention relates to an inspection system (10) for defect analysis of a wire connection (11) between a substrate (13) and a semiconductor component (15, 16) of a product (12), the inspection system comprising a first projection device (24), a line scan camera (28) and a processing device, the first projection device having at least one slit projection means (25), the slit projection means being capable of projecting a light slit (33) onto a wire (21, 22) of the wire connection, light of the light slit reflected by the wire in a detection plane (39) of the line scan camera extending perpendicularly, preferably orthogonally to a substrate surface (14) being detectable by means of the line scan camera, analysis image information of the product being derivable from a plurality of line scan image information of the line scan camera by means of the processing device, wherein the slit projection means is arranged in relation to the line scan camera in such a manner that the light slit can be projected onto the p
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: WITRINS S.R.O
    Inventor: Roman Franz Wieser
  • Patent number: 10186015
    Abstract: Systems and methods of enhancing the resolution or restoring details associated with high resolution images into a filtered digital surface model (DSM) for location-based applications and analyses. The disclosed methods include mapping the changing gray scale values (intensity) from the images to changes in elevation in the DSM using a regression over a local neighborhood of pixels. Further, the disclosed methods do not rely on information about the sensor illumination geometry, and are extendable to be able to utilize any types of images. Additionally, the disclosed embodiments are sensor agnostic. That is, the disclosed methods can be applied on any type of images collected by any type of sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Intermap Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Zachary Mercer, Stephen Charles Griffiths, Michael John Wollersheim, Trevor Roy Miller, Qiaoping Zhang
  • Patent number: 10132757
    Abstract: Image data pertaining to substrate transfer is efficiently collected and stored for use in analyzing transfer errors. A substrate processing device includes a first control part for stopping a transfer part upon detecting a transfer error in the transfer part for transferring a substrate; a storage part for storing substrate transfer operations of the transfer part as image data; and a second control part for accumulating the image data in an accumulation part at a predetermined period. The first control part obtains information indicating a state of the substrate from the transfer part or a processing part, and notifies the second control part that the transfer part is stopped due to the transfer error. The second control part retrieves image data of a predetermined period of time including the time that the transfer error occurs from the accumulation part, and converts the image data into a file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC INC.
    Inventors: Masanori Okuno, Hisaki Kataoka, Tomoyuki Miyada
  • Patent number: 10121687
    Abstract: A method is disclosed evaluating a silicon layer crystallized by irradiation with pulses form an excimer-laser. The crystallization produces periodic features on the crystallized layer dependent on the number of and energy density ED in the pulses to which the layer has been exposed. An area of the layer is illuminated with light. A microscope image of the illuminated area is made from light diffracted from the illuminated are by the periodic features. The microscope image includes corresponding periodic features. The ED is determined from a measure of the contrast of the periodic features in the microscope image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: COHERENT LASERSYSTEMS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Paul Van Der Wilt
  • Patent number: 10082535
    Abstract: A test structure includes a dedicated addressing circuit that allows large numbers of test devices to be tested simultaneously and the measurement signals read out serially for different test devices. The test structure may be configured for wafer, die or package-level testing. The test structure may be integrated on a common die with the test devices in a single package, provided on separate die in a common package, separately packaged chips or in the form of a collection of standard die configured as the test structure. If on separate die, the test and addressing circuitry is fabricated from a more mature fabrication process than that being characterized for the devices under test. The processes being characterized may be unqualified whereas the test circuitry may be fabricated with different and more mature or qualified processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Ridgetop Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Esko O. Mikkola, Hans A. R. Manhaeve