US Pat. No. 9,450,247

PREPARATION METHOD OF OLIGOMER-POLYMER AND LITHIUM BATTERY

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1. A preparation method of an oligomer-polymer, comprising:
reacting a maleimide with a barbituric acid to form a first oligomer-polymer; and
reacting the first oligomer-polymer with a phenylsiloxane oligomer to form a second oligomer-polymer, wherein the phenylsiloxane
oligomer is a compound represented by formula 1:

Ph-Si(OH)xOy   formula 1,
wherein x is 0.65 to 2.82 and y is 0.09 to 1.17.

US Pat. No. 9,425,250

TRANSISTOR WITH WURTZITE CHANNEL

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A device comprising:
a source region;
a drain region;
a wurtzite semiconductor between the source region and the drain region, wherein a source-drain direction is parallel to a
[01-10] direction or a [?2110] direction of the wurtzite semiconductor;

a gate dielectric over the wurtzite semiconductor; and
a gate electrode over the gate dielectric.

US Pat. No. 9,455,475

ELECTROLYTE COMPOSITION AND LITHIUM BATTERY

National Taiwan Universit...

1. An electrolyte composition, comprising:
a lithium salt (A);
a benzimidazole compound (BP) represented by formula (I); and
an organic solvent (C),

in formula (I), R1, R2, and R3 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a C1 to C6 alkyl group, a halogen atom, or —CF3, wherein based on a total amount of 100 parts by weight of the organic solvent (C), a usage amount of the lithium salt (A)
is 15 parts by weight to 30 parts by weight, and a usage amount of the benzimidazole compound (BP) is 12 parts by weight to
29 parts by weight.

US Pat. No. 9,391,584

BALUN DEVICE

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A balun device, configured to transform a single-ended signal into a differential signal, comprising:
a first output port comprising a first output terminal;
a second output port comprising a second output terminal;
an input port, comprising:
an input single-ended signal terminal; and
an input single-ended reference terminal, wherein the input single-ended reference terminal is electrically connected to the
second output terminal, and the input single-ended signal terminal is configured to receive the single-ended signal relative
to the input single-ended reference terminal; and

a matching circuit electrically connected to the first output port, the second output port and the input port, wherein the
matching circuit is configured to match and transform the single-ended signal into the differential signal outputted between
the first output port and the second output port;

wherein the first output port further comprises a first output reference terminal, and the second output port further comprises
a second output reference terminal, in which the first output reference terminal is electrically connected to the second output
reference terminal, the first output reference terminal is not electrically connected to the input single-ended signal terminal,
and the first output reference terminal and the second output reference terminal are configured to provide the first output
terminal and the second output terminal a reference voltage level respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,318,773

LITHIUM BATTERY

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A lithium battery, comprising:
an anode, comprising a material having an oxygen-containing functional group, wherein the material having the oxygen-containing
functional group comprises: carbide;

a cathode, configured separately from the anode, wherein a housing region is defined between the anode and the cathode;
an electrolyte solution, disposed in the housing region, comprising water, an organic solvent, an electrolyte and an additive,
wherein the water, the additive and the material having the oxygen-containing functional group are configured to undergo an
electrochemical reaction to produce a self-polymerizing substance, a content of the water is greater than 20 ppm and less
than 300 ppm and the additive is selected from the group consisting of maleimide, polymaleimide, bismaleimide, polybismaleimide,
copolymers of bismaleimide and maleimide, vinylene carbonate and a mixture thereof; and

a package structure, covering the anode, the cathode and the electrolyte solution.

US Pat. No. 9,119,237

LIGHTING LAMP

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A lighting lamp for emitting a plurality of lights with different color temperatures, the lighting lamp comprising:
a combination of light sources consisting essentially of:
a first LED whose main wavelength ranges from 447 nanometers to 463 nanometers;
a second LED whose main wavelength ranges from 520 nanometers to 540 nanometers;
a third LED whose main wavelength ranges from 588 nanometers to 605 nanometers; and
a fourth LED whose main wavelength ranges from 623 nanometers to 670 nanometers; and
a driving module electrically, coupled to the combination of the light sources, for driving the LEDs to illuminate and controlling
energy distribution of luminous energy for the first, second, third and fourth LEDs;

wherein color rendering indexes of the lights emitted from the lighting lamp are larger than 90.

US Pat. No. 9,275,431

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CALIBRATING LASER MEASURING APPARATUS

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A method for calibrating a laser measuring apparatus having a laser illumination unit and an image capturing unit comprising:
providing a single calibration board, wherein the calibration board comprises at least one slit gap and a plurality of markers;
adjusting a relative position between the calibration board and the laser illumination unit so as to allow a slit laser beam
emitted by the laser illumination unit to pass through each of the at least one slit gap simultaneously, wherein the slit
laser beam and each of the at least one slit gap are coplanar;

capturing the calibration board by the image capturing unit so as to generate a calibration board image;
processing the calibration board image so as to obtain a camera coordinate in a camera coordinate system of each of the markers
in the calibration board image; and

calculating a plurality of calibration parameters according to the camera coordinate in the camera coordinate system of each
of the markers and an actual coordinate in an actual coordinate system of each of the markers so as to obtain actual coordinates
in the actual coordinate system of an object captured in an object image by the laser measuring apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,223,400

PERFORMING METHOD OF DEVICE CAPABLE OF ADJUSTING IMAGES ACCORDING TO BODY MOTION OF USER

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A performing method of a device capable of adjusting images according to a body motion of a user, the device comprising
a display unit, at least one camera unit, and a control unit electrically coupled to the display unit and the camera unit,
the performing method comprising:
capturing at least one motion image of the user by the at least one camera unit;
receiving the at least one motion image of the user by the control unit;
calculating a movement frequency and a movement amplitude of the user according to the at least one motion image of the user
by the control unit; and

adjusting a movement frequency and a movement amplitude of the display unit to be the same as the movement frequency and the
movement amplitude of the user, whereby the images displayed by the display unit or on the display unit moving as does the
user and being in a relatively non-moving state from the user's point of view.

US Pat. No. 9,106,838

AUTOMATIC PHOTOGRAPHING METHOD AND SYSTEM THEREOF

National Taiwan Universit...

1. An automatic photographing method, adapted to automatically photograph an image based on aesthetics, comprising:
performing view finding on a pre-capture region so as to generate an image view;
determining whether the image view satisfies an image composite template;
calculating a moving distance between the pre-capture region and a focus region mapping to the image composite template and
determining whether to set an image of the focus region as a pre-capture image according to the moving distance when the image
view does not satisfy the image composite template;

setting the image view as the pre-capture image when the image view satisfy the image composite template; and
evaluating the pre-capture image according to personal information of a user so as to decide whether or not to photograph
the pre-capture image.

US Pat. No. 9,052,396

APPARATUS FOR ULTRASOUND HARMONIC IMAGING AND METHOD THEREOF

National Taiwan Universit...

1. An apparatus for ultrasound harmonic imaging, comprising:
a signal transmitting unit, transmitting a transmitting signal to a reflective body, wherein the transmitting signal comprises
a linearly or non-linearly frequency modulated up-sweep signal and a linearly or non-linearly frequency modulated down-sweep
signal that are being transmitted simultaneously, wherein

an instantaneous frequency of the up-sweep signal increases along with time; and
an instantaneous frequency of the down-sweep signal decreases along with time, and a center frequency of the up-sweep signal
is different from the center frequency of the down-sweep signal;

a signal receiving unit, receiving an inter-modulation component of the up-sweep and the down-sweep signal reflected by the
reflective body, and receiving a second harmonic component of the up-sweep signal or a second harmonic component of the down-sweep
signal reflected by the reflective body; and

an image processing unit, connected to the signal receiving unit, and performing ultrasound harmonic imaging according to
the inter-modulation component generated through coupling of the up-sweep and the down-sweep signal and the second harmonic
component of the up-sweep signal or the second harmonic component of the down-sweep signal, so as to generate an ultrasound
harmonic image.

US Pat. No. 9,193,032

SUPPLYING SYSTEM OF ADDING GAS INTO POLISHING SLURRY AND METHOD THEREOF

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A supplying system of adding a gas into a polishing slurry, which is applicable to a planarization process apparatus to
be used in a substrate, for polishing the substrate, the supplying system comprising:
a slurry container, for storing the polishing slurry;
a gas-mixed container connected to the slurry container, for receiving the polishing slurry;
a gas container, for storing the gas and transporting the gas to the gas-mixed container;
an adjusting device connecting the gas-mixed container to the gas container, for controlling the gas container to transport
the gas with a predetermined flow rate to the gas-mixed container; and

a first flow controller connected to the gas-mixed container, for controlling the gas-mixed container to output a gas-mixed
polishing slurry into the planarization process apparatus to allow the planarization process apparatus for polishing the substrate
by using the supplying system when the gas is dissolved in the polishing slurry to form the gas-mixed polishing slurry, wherein
a solubility of the gas in the polishing slurry of the supplying system is positively related to a partial pressure of the
gas in the polishing slurry, and the gas in the gas-mixed polishing slurry serves as main reaction gas for the substrate during
the planarization process to increase a removal rate of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,256,324

INTERACTIVE OPERATION METHOD OF ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

National Taiwan Universit...

1. An interactive operation method of an electronic apparatus, the interactive operation method comprising:
capturing an image sequence by an image capturing unit;
executing an image pre-processing on an image of the image sequence;
obtaining a fingertip candidate region from the image;
determining whether the fingertip candidate region is connected with a hand region;
designating the fingertip candidate region as a target fingertip region if the fingertip candidate region is connected with
the hand region;

determining whether a click event occurs by continuously tracking the target fingertip region; and
executing a corresponding function in the electronic apparatus when the click event occurs, wherein the step of determining
whether the fingertip candidate region is connected with the hand region comprises:

obtaining a center point of the fingertip candidate region as a reference point;
obtaining a first side point, a second side point, a third side point, and a fourth side point respectively in four directions
of the reference point, wherein the first side point, the second side point, the third side point, and the fourth side point
are located outside the fingertip candidate region;

obtaining a first depth value, a second depth value, a third depth value, and a fourth depth value of the first side point,
the second side point, the third side point, and the fourth side point respectively from depth information of the image;

determining whether the first depth value, the second depth value, the third depth value, and the fourth depth value are larger
than 0;

determining that the fingertip candidate region is connected with the hand region in a situation that only one of the first
depth value, the second depth value, the third depth value, and the fourth depth value is larger than 0; and

determining that the fingertip candidate region is not connected with the hand region in other situations.

US Pat. No. 9,216,950

AGONISTS OF SRC HOMOLOGY-2 CONTAINING PROTEIN TYROSINE PHOSPHATASE-1 AND TREATMENT METHODS USING THE SAME

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A compound which is represented by Formula II(b) or II(c)

wherein R4, R5 and R6 are independently hydrogen, hydroxyl, optionally substituted alkoxyl, optionally substituted thioalkoxy, optionally substituted
lower alkenyl, optionally substituted low alkynyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl,
optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted aralkyl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, optionally substituted heteroarakyl,
—(C)qNHS(O)2Rc, or —(C)r(X)NHRd;

wherein at least one R4, R5, or R6 is not hydrogen;

wherein Rc, and Rd are independently hydrogen, halo, hydroxyl, optionally substituted alkoxyl, optionally substituted thioalkoxy, optionally
substituted alkyl, optionally substituted lower alkenyl, optionally substituted low alkynyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl,
optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted aralkyl, optionally substituted
heteroaryl, optionally substituted heteroarakyl;

X=O or S; and
q, r=0, 1, or 2.

US Pat. No. 9,172,492

TIME/WAVELENGTH-DIVISION MULTIPLEXED PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK (TWPON)

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A time/wavelength-division multiplexed passive optical network (TWPON), which is divided into an optical line terminal,
a remote node, and a plurality of optical network units in structure, characterized in that the TWPON comprises:
a first-stage optical splitter for splitting a received time-division optical signal to form multi-way time-division optical
signals;

a multiple-input and multiple-output waveguide grating router, coupled to outputs of the optical splitter, having a plurality
of input ports and a plurality of output ports, wherein the input ports respectively receives the multi-way time-division
optical signals, the output ports respectively outputs the multi-way time-division optical signals, and each output port outputs
a single time-division optical signal;

a plurality of second-stage optical splitters respectively coupled to the output ports of the multiple-input and multiple-output
waveguide grating router, wherein each second-stage optical splitter is utilized to split the single time-division optical
signal outputted from each output port of the multiple-input and multiple-output waveguide grating router again, and the time-division
optical signals split and obtained from the second-stage optical splitters are respectively transmitted to the optical network
units; and

a wavelength band filter disposed at a front end of the first-stage optical splitter, wherein the wavelength band filter is
utilized to select a mixed optical signal, which comprises a set of wavelengths that are different from each other, from the
optical line terminal, and make the mixed optical signal entering one of the input ports of the multiple-input and multiple-output
waveguide grating router, the output ports of the multiple-input and multiple-output waveguide grating router respectively
output wavelength components of the mixed optical signal to the respective second-stage optical splitters, and each second-stage
optical splitter splits the received wavelength component, wherein at least two optical signals having the same wavelength
component received by optical network units are coded and transmitted with a time-division manner.

US Pat. No. 9,047,318

REAL-TIME CLOUD IMAGE SYSTEM AND MANAGING METHOD THEREOF

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A real-time cloud image system, comprising:
at least a frontend device generating an instruction message and a ROI (Region of Interest) message; and
a backend system coupled to the frontend device, the backend system having at least a raw image, wherein the raw image has
a plurality of images of different resolutions, each of the images and the raw image are composed of a plurality of tiles,
and the tiles are quadrilateral shapes;

wherein the ROI message corresponds to a region of interest respectively within each of the images and the raw image, the
backend system according to the instruction message and the ROI message selectively provides a grouping of the tiles formed
from neighboring tiles in the region of interest of the raw image or one of the images to the frontend device.

US Pat. No. 9,153,389

CARBON NANOTUBE-GRAPHENE COMPOSITE, METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A method of forming a carbon nanotube-graphene composite, comprising:
providing a graphene layer on a substrate; and
forming a patterned layer of aligned carbon nanotubes on the graphene layer, wherein the forming of the patterned layer comprises:
forming a photoresist layer on the graphene layer;
patterning the photoresist layer to form a patterned photoresist layer, wherein the patterned photoresist layer covers a first
portion of the graphene layer and exposes a second portion of the graphene layer; and

growing aligned carbon nanotubes on the second portion of the graphene layer.

US Pat. No. 9,218,545

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HUMAN ACTION RECOGNITION

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A method for human action recognition, comprising:
receiving a plurality of training data, wherein the plurality of training data correspond to a plurality of gestures and a
corresponding relationship between the plurality of training data and the plurality of gestures may be one-to-one, or many-to-one;

clustering the plurality of training data into at least one group according to a similarity between the plurality of training
data;

capturing an image sequence of a human action, and obtaining a data representing the human action to be identified from the
image sequence;

selecting a specific group having a highest similarity with the data to be identified from the at least one group;
obtaining a ranking result of all the training data within the specific group through a rank classifier and the data to be
identified;

obtaining a first training data from the ranking result;
identifying the human action as the gesture represented by the first training data,
training the rank classifier through a method of learning to rank, wherein the rank classifier reflects a ranking relationship
and a data distance of each pair-wise data in all of the training data within the specific group, and the step of training
the rank classifier through the method of learning to rank comprises:

generating a weak classifier according to all of the training data within the specific group and a weight value of each of
the pair-wise data in all of the training data within the specific group;

obtaining the ranking relationship of each of the pair-wise data through the weak classifier, wherein the ranking relationship
comprises the pair-wise data is concordant in two ranking results of training or the pair-wise data is discordant in two ranking
results of training;

calculating an accuracy of the weak classifier according to the ranking relationship and the data distance of each of the
pair-wise data;

updating the weight value of each of the pair-wise data according to the accuracy and the ranking relationship and the data
distance of each of the pair-wise data; and

repeating each of the steps until a convergence condition is met, and generating the rank classifier through each of the generated
weak classifiers and the corresponding accuracy of each thereof, wherein the convergence condition comprises a total number
of training rounds reaches a default value or the ranking relationship of each of the pair-wise data no longer changes.

US Pat. No. 9,326,121

DEVICE DISCOVERY USING DISTRIBUTED RANDOM ACCESS FOR DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving one or more device-to-device (D2D) scheduling requests (SR) by a base station (eNB) in a wireless communication
network;

determining uplink resource allocation based on D2D discovery parameters comprising a number of total D2D devices requiring
beacon transmission, a discovery period, and a target discovery probability; and

transmitting an uplink grant to a plurality of D2D devices for beacon transmission, wherein the uplink grant allocates a distributed
resource for random access of beacon transmission by the D2D devices, and wherein the distributed resource contains a plurality
of resource blocks (RBs) distributed along frequency domain of subcarriers and time domain of time slots.

US Pat. No. 9,279,782

GAS SENSOR

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A gas sensor, comprising:
a layered structure comprising at least one ionic conductive film and at least one high gas-permeability interlayer film stacked
in an alternative manner, wherein the thickness of the ionic conductive film is greater than or equivalent to that of the
high gas-permeability interlayer film, the ionic conductive film is made of ionic material with its thickness in the range
of 1 to 500 nanometers, and the ionic conductivity of the ionic conductive film is in the range of 0.02 to 1,000 S/cm;

a first catalyst electrode and a second catalyst electrode disposed on the layered structure or at a lateral side of the layered
structure with a gap therebetween, wherein a gas is ionized at the first catalyst electrode into gaseous ions, and the gaseous
ions move to the second catalyst electrode via the high gas-permeability interlayer film of the layered structure such that
the gaseous ions can be reduced by an reduction reaction at the second catalyst electrode;

a conductivity promotion structure made of a material with electronic conductivity in the range of 10?5 to 105 S/cm to provide free electrons to enhance the reduction reaction;

a high dielectric constant layer sandwiched between the layered structure and the conductivity promotion structure; and
a detecting unit electrically connected to the first catalyst electrode and the second catalyst electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,264,135

BIDIRECTIONAL PENTAPLEX SYSTEM AND METHOD

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A bidirectional pentaplex system connected to a machine room, the machine room providing a first optical signal, a second
optical signal and a monitoring signal and transmitting to the bidirectional pentaplex system, the bidirectional pentaplex
system comprising:
a filter, for receiving the first optical signal, the second optical signal and the monitoring signal, wherein the filter
is penetrated by the monitoring signal, and reflects the first optical signal and the second optical signal;

a transceiver, for receiving the monitoring signal from the filter;
a grating, for receiving the first optical signal and the second optical signal reflected by the filter, splitting the first
optical signal and the second optical signal;

a first reflecting unit, for receiving the first optical signal spilt by the grating and then reflecting the first optical
signal;

a second reflecting unit, for receiving the second optical signal split by the grating and then reflecting the second optical
signal;

a first receiving unit, for receiving the first optical signal reflected by the first reflecting unit;
a second receiving unit, for receiving the second optical signal reflected by the second reflecting unit;
a control circuit, electrically connected to the first receiving unit, the second receiving and the transceiver, wherein the
transceiver receives the monitoring unit, the control circuit controls the transceiver emitting a third feedback signal, and
the feedback signal penetrates the filter and transmits back to the machine room;

a first emitting unit, electrically connected to the control unit, wherein the control circuit controls the first emitting
unit emitting a first feedback signal;

a second emitting unit, electrically connected to the control unit, wherein the control circuit controls the second emitting
unit emitting a second feedback signal;

a third reflecting unit, for receiving the first feedback signal emitted by the first emitting unit, and reflecting the first
feedback signal back to the machine room; and

a fourth reflecting unit, for receiving the second feedback signal emitted by the second emitting unit, and reflecting the
second feedback signal back to the machine room.

US Pat. No. 9,401,694

OPERATIONAL TRANSCONDUCTANCE AMPLIFIER, OPERATIONAL TRANSCONDUCTANCE AMPLIFIER-CAPACITOR FILTER AND HIGH ORDER RECONFIGURABLE ANALOG FILTER

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. An operational transconductance amplifier, comprising:
a fully-differential amplifying circuit, configured for receiving a differential input voltage and for providing a differential
output voltage, the fully-differential amplifying circuit comprising a plurality of diffusor-differential-pair circuits, wherein
each of the diffusor-differential-pair circuits comprises a first diffusor-differential-pair unit, wherein the first diffusor-differential-pair
unit comprises:

a first diffusor-pair unit comprising a first PMOS transistor and a second PMOS transistor, wherein the source of the first
PMOS transistor is electrically connected with the source of the second PMOS transistor, and the drain of the first PMOS transistor
is electrically connected with the drain of the second PMOS transistor;

a second diffusor-pair unit comprising a third PMOS transistor and a fourth PMOS transistor, wherein the source of the third
PMOS transistor is electrically connected with the source of the fourth PMOS transistor, and the drain of the third PMOS transistor
is electrically connected with the drain of the fourth PMOS transistor; and

a first differential-pair unit electrically connected with the first diffusor-pair unit and the second diffusor-pair unit;
a bias driving circuit, electrically connected with the fully-differential amplifying circuit, the bias driving circuit being
configured for providing at least one first bias current to drive the fully-differential amplifying circuit and adjust the
transconductance of the operational transconductance amplifier; and

a common mode feedback circuit, electrically connected with the fully-differential amplifying circuit, the common mode feedback
circuit being configured for stabilizing the differential output voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,269,964

COMPOSITE CATALYST FOR ELECTRODE AND ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL USING THE SAME

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A composite catalyst, comprising platinum, an element E for water dissociation, and a material MOx (x?0) that inhibits dissolution of the element E, wherein M indicates an element and O indicates oxygen, the element M is
selected from the group consisting of Al, Ti, Ta, Ce, Y, Zr, Nb, Gd, Sm, La and Si, and the composite catalyst is prepared
through steps comprising: precipitation of a plurality of compounds comprising a compound of platinum, a compound of the element
E and a compound of the element M, and subsequent reduction with a reductant.

US Pat. No. 9,208,560

IMAGE REGISTRATION METHOD

National Taiwan Universit...

1. An image registration method for image registering at least one source image to enable the images to be registered in the
same coordinate system, the method comprising:
(a) performing image normalization on a source image and generating a normalized image;
(b) retrieving at least one color-deconvoluted image from color-deconvoluting the source image, wherein the normalized image
is transformed into three color deconvoluted images according to color deconvolution, and the three color deconvoluted images
are respectively a red color deconvoluted image, a blue color deconvoluted image, and a green color deconvoluted image;

(c) selecting one of the three color deconvoluted images as a first image, and then determining at least one image feature
from the first image;

(d1) transforming a target image into at least one color deconvoluted image according to color deconvolution;
(d2) selecting from the at least one color deconvoluted image corresponding to the first image as a second image;
(d3) determining at least one image feature from the second image, and then setting the at least one image feature from the
second image as a default structural feature;

(d4) comparing the image feature of the first image with the default structural feature to generate the relative matching
structural feature result; and

(e) transforming the normalized image into a register image according to the matching structural feature result.

US Pat. No. 9,082,528

METHOD FOR MAKING CARBON NANOTUBE-LOADED ELECTRODE, CARBON NANOTUBE-LOADED ELECTRODE MADE BY THE METHOD, AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A method for fabricating a carbon nanotube-loaded electrode, comprising
(a) providing metal nanoparticles-encapsulated dendrimer having a first functional group and carbon nanotubes having a second
functional group, wherein the metal nanoparticles-encapsulated dendrimer is prepared by reducing a metal precursor in a condition
allowing synthesis of metal nanoparticles in the presence of a dendrimer molecule having amine terminal groups, in which the
metal precursor and the amine terminal groups of the dendrimer molecule are present at a molar ratio of being 0.5:1 or less,

(b) reacting the metal nanoparticles-encapsulated dendrimer with the carbon nanotubes to form a first covalent bond between
the first functional group of the metal nanoparticles-encapsulated dendrimer and the second functional group of the carbon
nanotubes in the presence of a first condensing agent so as to produce hybrid carbon nanotubes having a third functional group;

(c) providing a metal electrode coated with a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) having a fourth functional group; and
(d) reacting the hybrid carbon nanotubes with the metal electrode to form a second covalent bond between the third functional
group of the hybrid carbon nanotubes and the fourth functional group of the metal electrode in the presence of a second condensing
agent so as to produce the carbon nanotube-loaded electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,353,061

3,5,N-TRIHYDROXY-ALKANAMIDE AND DERIVATIVES: METHOD FOR MAKING SAME AND USE THEREOF

ACADEMIA SINICA, Taipei ...

1. A compound of Formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;wherein:
n is 0 or 1;
represents a single or double bond;
X is carbon;
Y, Z, and U are independently carbon or nitrogen; provided that, when Y is carbon and both Z and U are nitrogen, the bond
between C6 and C7 is a double bond;

R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, and R6 are independently selected from the group consisting of null, H, C1-6 alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, fluoroalkyl, chloroalkyl, bromoalkyl, iodoalkyl, perfluoroalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl,
aralkyl, aralkenyl, aralkynyl, heteroaralkyl, heteroaralkenyl, heteroaralkynyl, heterocyclyl, acyl, aminocarbonyl, amino,
hydroxyl, alkoxy, acyloxy, silyloxy, amido, carbamoyl, and sulfonamido; and

R3 is optionally connected with R2 or R4 to form carbocycle or heterocycle.

US Pat. No. 9,254,402

MOVEMENT FACILITATIVE DEVICE

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A movement facilitative device, comprising:
a first fixing module adapted to be fixed on a first extremity of an animal;
a second fixing module adapted to be fixed on a second extremity connected with the first extremity, of the animal;
an energy storing module for converting and storing potential and kinetic energy, and having a first end connected with the
first fixing module and a second end connected with the second fixing module; and

a switching module, connected with the second fixing module and the energy storing module, having an engaged position and
a disengaged position; wherein the switching module further comprises: a slide rail fixed on the second fixing module; and
a slider inserted into the slide rail and correlated with the second end of the energy storing module for restricting a movement
of the second end along the slide rail;

wherein when the switching module is in the engaged position, the first end and the second end of the energy storing module
are fixed on the first fixing module and the second fixing module respectively; and when the switching module is in the disengaged
position, the second end of the energy storing module is movably connected with the second fixing module.

US Pat. No. 9,049,387

METHOD OF GENERATING VIEW-DEPENDENT COMPENSATED IMAGES

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A method of generating view-dependent compensated images, comprising:
providing a procam system comprised of a projector and a camera;
projecting a uniform image on a reflective screen, resulting in a first captured image;
projecting the uniform image onto an ideal projection screen that is substantially diffusive, resulting in a second captured
image;

predicting distribution of specular highlight according to the first captured image and the second captured image, thereby
obtaining model parameters;

estimating calibration images according to the model parameters and a viewing angle; and
generating a compensated image according to the calibration images at the viewing angle.

US Pat. No. 9,368,790

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A COMPOSITE

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A method for manufacturing a composite, comprising steps of:
(a) providing a powder in a first weight ratio, a graphene oxide in a second weight ratio, a first modifying agent having
a first electric charge, and a second modifying agent having a second electric charge;

(b) reacting the first modifying agent with the powder so that a surface of the powder has the first electric charge;
(c) reacting the second modifying agent with the graphene oxide so that a surface of the graphene oxide has the second electric
charge; and

(d) mixing the powder having the first electric charge and the graphene oxide having the second electric charge to form a
composite, wherein the first and the second electric charges are of opposite electrical polarities, where the first modifying
agent is an aromatic compound of 4-aminobenzoic acid.

US Pat. No. 9,232,981

SURGICAL HOLDER

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A surgical holder, comprising:
a base unit having a primary link;
a first positioning unit having one end thereof pivotally connected to the primary link and having a first elastic element
built therein;

a second positioning unit having one end thereof pivotally connected to the other end of the first positioning unit and having
a second elastic element built therein;

a connecting unit having one end thereof pivotally connected to the other end of the second positioning unit and the other
end including a first component having a first shaft hole and a second component having a second shaft hole, wherein an angle
is included between the first component and the second component such that a shaft direction of the first shaft hole and a
shaft direction of the second shaft hole intersect at a same point;

a first orientating unit including a first orientation link, a first parallel connecting link set, a third pseudo base and
a first supporting link, wherein the first orientation link has a first shaft rod pivotally connected to the first shaft hole,
one end of the first parallel connecting link set is pivotally connected to the first orientation link, the other end of the
first parallel connecting link set is pivotally connected to the third pseudo base and the first supporting link, and the
first orientating unit has a plurality of third elastic elements built therein; and

a second orientating unit including a second orientation link, a second parallel connecting link set, a fourth pseudo base
and a second supporting link, wherein the second orientation link has a second shaft rod pivotally connected to the second
shaft hole, one end of the second parallel connecting link set is pivotally connected to the second orientation link the other
end of the second parallel connecting link set is pivotally connected to the fourth pseudo base and the second supporting
link, and the second orientating unit has a plurality of fourth elastic elements built therein;

wherein the first elastic element, the second elastic element, the plurality of third elastic elements and the plurality of
the fourth elastic elements balance the surgical holder statically.

US Pat. No. 9,139,098

COLLECTOR DEVICE OF ELECTRIC TRAIN AND COLLECTOR METHOD THEREOF

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A collector device of an electric train comprising:
a collector unit having a first side, a second side and a graphite skateboard, the first side and the second side being the
two opposite sides of the collector unit, and the graphite skateboard disposed on the first side, wherein the first side of
the collector unit is in contact with a power source having a magnetically permeable capacity via the graphite skateboard,
so as to draw an operation voltage;

a magnetic unit having an electromagnetic coil body, the magnetic unit configured on the second side of the collector unit
for providing an attractive force between the collector unit and the power source so as to reduce a contact loss rate; and

a control unit coupled to the collector unit and the magnetic unit;
wherein the control unit is configured to adjust a coil current of the electromagnetic coil body according to a current sensing
signal or a train speed signal related to the power source, so as to adjust a magnetic force of the magnetic unit;

wherein when the train speed signal increases, the control unit increases the coil current, and when the train speed signal
decreases, the control unit decreases the coil current.

US Pat. No. 9,298,653

SERIAL-PARALLEL INTERFACE CIRCUIT WITH NONVOLATILE MEMORY

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A serial-parallel interface circuit comprising:
a control module generating a plurality of control signals, the control signals comprising a high voltage control signal and
a memory control signal;

an input terminal receiving a plurality of digital data from external, the digital data being transmitted to the input terminal
in series; and

a plurality of memory modules coupled to the input terminal and receiving the control signals from the control module, the
input terminal transmitting the digital data to the memory modules, one of the memory modules comprising:

a memory unit storing one bit of the digital data or transmitting the one bit of the digital data based on the high voltage
control signal and the memory control signal, the memory control signal comprising a high memory control signal and a low
memory control signal; and

a plurality of output signal lines respectively coupled to the memory modules, the memory unit transmitting the one bit of
the digital data to one of the output signal lines.

US Pat. No. 9,271,773

BONE PLATE STRUCTURE

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. An improved bone plate structure, fixed on a bone of an animal for maintaining the relative positions of different portions
of the bone, comprising:
a plate body, having an inner surface, the inner surface being adapted to contact with the bone of the animal, the plate body
having a first portion and a second portion;

a first extension portion, having a first length, extending outwardly from a lateral surface of the first portion of the plate
body along a normal vector of the lateral surface of the first portion substantially, wherein the normal vector of the lateral
surface of the first portion is an axis for the first extension portion;

a second extension portion, having a second length, extending outwardly from a lateral surface of the second portion of the
plate body along a normal vector of the lateral surface of the second portion substantially and converging with the first
extension portion, wherein the normal vector of the lateral surface of the second portion is an axis for the second extension
portion;

a supporting structure, disposed on one of the first extension part and the second extension part for placing against a lateral
of an opening portion formed on the bone for reinforcing the opening portion; and

a contouring portion, configured on the inner surface, for intra-operatively adjusting the force of contouring the plate body,
the contouring portion having a groove formed on the inner surface between the first portion and the second portion of the
plate body while the groove being formed of a plurality of interconnected hemisphere-shaped hollows.

US Pat. No. 9,206,322

NON-FLUORINATED COATING MATERIALS WITH ANTI-FINGERPRINT PROPERTY, AND EVALUATION METHOD THEREOF

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A coating material for modifying a glass surface to provide an anti-fingerprint property, comprising at least a self-assembling
monolayer formed on the glass surface by using an organooxysilane compound as a precursor, wherein the glass surface is modified
in an acidic organic-aqueous solvent environment.

US Pat. No. 9,173,230

METHOD FOR SCHEDULING DATA BURST

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A method for scheduling data burst, adapted for a mobile apparatus, comprising:
detecting at least one data burst from at least one data stream during a listening frame period, wherein each of the data
bursts has a start time and a finish time;

searching for at least one available schedule time;
determining whether a time duration of any one of the data bursts is overlapped with a time duration of another data burst
of the data bursts;

if the time duration of any one of the data bursts is not overlapped with the time duration of another of the data bursts,
receiving one of the data bursts having an earliest finish time according to the at least one available schedule time;

if the time duration of any one of the data bursts is overlapped with the time duration of another of the data bursts, determining
whether there is a first data burst that is about to fail to satisfy a delay constraint for each of the data bursts, wherein
the first data burst about to fail to satisfy the delay constraint is a data burst whose cumulative delay time exceeds the
delay constraint after being added by the frame duration;

if yes, receiving the first data burst according to the at least one available schedule time;
if no, receiving the one of the data bursts having the earliest finish time; and
delaying the data bursts having a time duration overlapped with a time duration of the data bursts having the earliest finish
time among the data bursts for a frame duration,

wherein the step of searching for the at least one available schedule time comprises:
determining whether the finish time of each of the data bursts is earlier than the frame finish time respectively at a frame
finish time in the listening frame period;

if the finish time of each of the data bursts is earlier than the frame finish time, setting a period between the finish time
of each of the data bursts and the frame finish time of the listening frame period to be the at least one available schedule
time; and

if the finish time of each of the data bursts is not earlier than the frame finish time, setting a period between a finish
time of receiving one of the data bursts that is previously received and the start time of each of the data bursts to be the
at least one available schedule time.

US Pat. No. 9,162,287

BIOCOMPATIBLE CONFEITO-LIKE GOLD NANOPARTICLES, METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME, AND THEIR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A method for producing confeito-like gold nanoparticles, comprising
(i) preparing an aqueous solution including (a) 0.125 mM NaAuCl4, 0.05 wt % citrate and 0.0875 wt % H2O2; (b) 0.125 mM NaAuCl4, 0.125 wt % poly(ethylene oxide)-poly(propylene oxide) block copolymer being Pluronic F-127 and 0.0875 wt % H2O2; or (c) 0.125 mM NaAuCl4, 0.125 wt % poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) and 0.0875 wt % H2O2;

(ii) subsequently adding a base to the aqueous solution to adjust the pH to pH 10 or more; and
(iii) placing the resulting mixture at ambient temperature for a period of time to form the confeito-like gold nanoparticles.

US Pat. No. 9,509,029

MEDIATOR-TYPE PHOTOCELL SYSTEM

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A mediator-type photocell system, comprising:
a galvanic cell having a galvanic cell anode and a galvanic cell cathode; and
a light capturing portion, comprising:
a light capturing cathode corresponding to the galvanic cell anode; and
a light capturing anode electrically connected to the light capturing cathode via a conductive element, and corresponding
to the galvanic cell cathode, wherein the galvanic cell cathode and the light capturing anode have a first mediator and a
first insulator therebetween, the first insulator separates the galvanic cell cathode from the light capturing anode, the
galvanic cell anode and the light capturing cathode have a second mediator and a second insulator therebetween, the second
insulator separates the galvanic cell anode from the light capturing cathode, an oxide is generated for providing to the galvanic
cell cathode when the first mediator is illuminated, and a reducing substance is generated for providing to the galvanic cell
anode when the second mediator is illuminated.

US Pat. No. 9,423,438

DIELECTRIC CONSTANT MEASUREMENT CIRCUIT AND DIELECTRIC CONSTANT MEASUREMENT METHOD

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A dielectric constant measurement circuit, comprising:
a dielectric constant sensor;
an oscillator controlling circuit electrically connected to the dielectric constant sensor, and comprising an oscillator configured
to generate an oscillation waveform according to a variation of a real number part and an imaginary number part in a dielectric
constant of a dielectric material generated by the dielectric constant sensor sensing the dielectric material;

a waveform converting circuit electrically connected to the oscillator controlling circuit, and configured to convert the
oscillation waveform into a plurality of frequency division square waves; and

a counting readout circuit electrically connected to the waveform converting circuit, and comprising a switching counter,
a switching circuit, a reference current source, and a current integrator, wherein the turned-on/off states of the switching
circuit are controlled by the frequency division square waves so that the reference current source charges the current integrator
intermittently through the switching circuit, the switching counter counts the number of the turned-on states of the switching
circuit, and the switching counter stops counting the number of the turned-on states of the switching circuit when an value
of an output voltage from the current integrator reaches a value of a reference voltage, and the number of the turned-on states
of the switching circuit is related to an oscillation frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,337,779

OPERATIONAL TRANSCONDUCTANCE AMPLIFIER, RECONFIGURABLE FULLY DIFFERENTIAL VOLTAGE SENSING AMPLIFIER AND RECONFIGURABLE FULLY DIFFERENTIAL CAPACITIVE SENSING AMPLIFIER

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. An operational transconductance amplifier, comprising:
a cascode differential-pair amplifying circuit, configured for receiving a differential input voltage, and for providing a
differential output voltage;

a bias driving circuit, electrically connected with the cascode differential-pair amplifying circuit, the bias driving circuit
being configured for providing a first bias current to drive the cascode differential-pair amplifying circuit, and for adjusting
the transconductance value of the operational transconductance amplifier, wherein the bias driving circuit comprises a first
floating-gate transistor, the first floating-gate transistor being configured for adjusting the first bias current; and

a common mode feedback circuit, electrically connected with the cascode differential-pair amplifying circuit, the common mode
feedback circuit being configured for adjusting a second bias current of the cascode differential-pair amplifying circuit
according to the differential output voltage so that the differential output voltage is stabilized;

wherein the common mode feedback circuit comprises a second floating-gate transistor, the second floating-gate transistor
being configured for adjusting the second bias current.

US Pat. No. 9,233,521

TIN WHISKER MITIGATION MATERIAL USING THIN FILM METALLIC GLASS UNDERLAYER

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A tin whisker mitigation material comprising:
a copper substrate;
a tin layer being formed on the copper substrate; and
a thin metallic glass layer being formed between the tin layer and the copper substrate, and used for inhibiting tin whisker
growth occurring in the interface of the copper substrate and the tin layer;

wherein the thickness of the thin metallic glass layer is 0.1 ?m, and the thin metallic glass layer being a zirconium-based
metallic glass composition made of a zirconium (Zr) material, a copper (Cu) material, an aluminum (Al) material and a nickel
(Ni) material under a specific atomic percentage as follows: the zirconium material, the copper material, the aluminum material,
and the nickel material are 51.7 at %, 32.3 at %, 9 at %, and 7 at %, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,209,896

ACTIVE NETWORK MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. An active network monitoring method for detecting an abnormality at a position between an optical line terminal of a communication
office and an optical network unit of a client, the active network monitoring method comprising the following steps:
disposing a first monitoring module at the communication office and a second monitoring module at the client, wherein the
first monitoring module has a first processor, a first laser diode and an optical time domain reflectometer, the second monitoring
module has a second processor and a second laser diode;

providing an optical splitter having a receiving end and a transmitting end, wherein the receiving end is connected to the
first monitoring module, and the transmitting end is connected to the second monitoring module;

the first processor generating a digital signal and sending the digital signal to the first laser diode, wherein the digital
signal comprises a plurality of bits with an order for a plurality of identification numbers;

the first laser diode modulating the digital signal into a first optical signal and sending the first optical signal to the
second monitoring module via the optical splitter;

the second laser diode receiving the first optical signal and converting the first optical signal back to the digital signal,
and then sending the digital signal to the second processor;

the second processor performing a bitwise negation operation on each of the bits of the digital signal to produce an identification
signal of the client, and sending the identification signal through the second laser diode to the communication office according
to the order for the identification numbers;

the first monitoring module at the communication office judging whether the identification signal from the second laser diode
is received or not;

if the first monitoring module at the communication office confirming that the identification signal from the second laser
diode is not received, judging there is an abnormal position between the first monitoring module and the second monitoring
module;

the first processor sending a control signal to drive the optical time domain reflectometer to generate and transmit an optical
pulse signal to the abnormal position, wherein the optical pulse signal has a wavelength in the range between 1600 nm and
1650 nm; and

the optical time domain reflectometer calculating the abnormal position by the reflected optical pulse signal from the abnormal
position.

US Pat. No. 9,375,821

ELECTRICALLY ASSISTED CHEMICAL-MECHANICAL PLANARIZATION (EACMP) SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A polishing pad, comprising:
a base plate;
a main polishing body, made from a non-conductive material and disposed on a top surface of the base plate, wherein the main
polishing body comprises a plurality of cavities thereon;

a plurality of metal bottom portions disposed in the cavities respectively and disposed on the top surface of the base plate
wherein each of the cavities comprises one of the metal bottom portions therein, and a plurality of edge positions of the
metal bottom portions do not contact the main polishing body respectively and each metal bottom portion does not contact the
main polishing body;

a positive electrode conductive wire electrically connected to a positive electrode of a power supply; and
a negative electrode conductive wire electrically connected to a negative electrode of the power supply;
wherein the positive electrode conductive wire and the negative electrode conductive wire alternatively pass through the base
plate and electrically connect to the metal bottom portions respectively in the cavities.

US Pat. No. 9,115,116

DUAL ACTION INHIBITORS AGAINST HISTONE DEACETYLASES AND 3-HYDROXY-3-METHYLGLUTARYL COENZYME A REDUCTASE

Academia Sinica, Taipei ...

1. A compound, and its pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, or prodrug, in which the compound is selected from the group
consisting of:

US Pat. No. 9,514,732

SOUND-ABSORBING MATERIAL

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A sound-absorbing material comprising a membrane having multiple piezoelectric fibers, wherein:
a density of the membrane is below 50 g/m2;

a thickness of the membrane is below 1 mm;
the multiple piezoelectric fibers are polyvinylidene fluoride electrospun fibers containing at least 65% of ?-phase polyvinylidene
fluoride crystallization;

a sound-absorbing coefficient of the membrane is larger than 0.1 at an absorbing frequency at 100 Hz+/?10%; and
the sound-absorbing coefficient of the membrane is over 0.05 at the absorbing frequency at 800 Hz to 1000 Hz.

US Pat. No. 9,411,649

RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A resource allocation method adapted to a mobile device having a multi-core central processing unit, the central processing
unit executing at least one application, the resource allocation method comprising:
obtaining a usage status of each of the at least one application according to a level of concern of a user for each of the
at least one application;

determining a sensitivity of at least one thread of each of the at least one application according to the usage status of
each of the at least one application, wherein if the at least one application executed by the central processing unit is executed
on a background, determining the sensitivity of the at least one thread of each of the at least one application as a first
sensitivity, if the at least one application executed by the central processing unit is executed on a foreground, determining
the sensitivity of the at least one thread of each of the at least one application as a second sensitivity, and if the at
least one application executed on the foreground interacts with the user, determining the sensitivity of the at least one
thread of each of the at least one application as a third sensitivity; and

allocating resources of the central processing unit according to the sensitivity of the at least one thread run by the cores,
if the sensitivity of the at least one thread is the second sensitivity or the third sensitivity, allocating the at least
one thread to a core of the cores with a minimum total sensitivity; if the sensitivity of the at least one thread is the first
sensitivity, allocating the at least one thread to a core of the cores with a minimum total workload.

US Pat. No. 9,345,434

PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNAL MEASUREMENT APPARATUS CAPABLE OF AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTING A MEASURE POSITION AND METHOD OF UTILIZING THE APPARATUS

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A physiological signal measurement apparatus, capable of automatically adjusting a measure position and suitable for installed
on a support element to measure a physiological signal of a user, the physiological signal measurement apparatus comprising:
a movable element, having a first pressure inside thereof;
a physiological signal sensing element, disposed on the surface of the movable element for sensing the physiological signal,
the user exerting a second pressure on the physiological signal sensing element, and exerting a third pressure on the support
element;

a pressure sensing unit, electrically connected to the movable element and the physiological signal sensing element, for sensing
the first pressure, the second pressure and the third pressure to generate a pressure signal; and

a microcontroller unit, electrically connected to the physiological signal sensing element, the movable element and the pressure
sensing unit, for receiving the pressure signal sent from the pressure sensing unit and the physiological signal sent from
the physiological signal sensing element, wherein the microcontroller unit processes the pressure signal and the physiological
signal with amplifying and filtering, and controls the movable element by means of the processed pressure signal and the physiological
signal, in order to keep the physiological signal sensing element touching the user.

US Pat. No. 9,216,977

ANTOFINE AND CRYPTOPLEURINE DERIVATIVES AS ANTICANCER AGENTS

The University of North C...

1. A compound having a structure according to Formula IV:
wherein:
n is 1 or 2;
m is 1;
each R is hydroxyl;
R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7 and R8 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H and alkoxy;

subject to the proviso that at least one of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7 and R8 is an alkoxy;

R18 is selected from the group consisting of H, hydroxyl, alkoxy, alkylthio, loweralkyl, loweralkenyl, loweralkynyl, alkoyl, loweralkoyl,
loweralkenoyl and amino;

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,165,684

FAULT BITS SCRAMBLING MEMORY AND METHOD THEREOF

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A fault bits scrambling memory, comprising:
at least a memory bank, each memory bank comprising a memory module, the memory module comprising a plurality of pages, each
page comprising a plurality of memory cells, each memory cell having a physical address;

a scrambling logic unit, receiving a scrambling code and the physical address to generate a mapping address by logical computation,
and outputting the mapping address to the memory module so that an external module accesses the data of the memory cell corresponding
to the mapping address according to the physical address;

a self-testing unit, detecting faulty memory cells of each page to generate a faulty information; and
a scrambling code generating unit, receiving the faulty information and generating the scrambling code to maintain the number
of the faulty memory cells corresponding to the mapping address of the same page is up to a maximum tolerance.

US Pat. No. 9,473,045

SOFT-SWITCHING LOW INPUT/OUTPUT CURRENT-RIPPLE POWER INVERSION AND RECTIFICATION CIRCUITS

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A soft-switching and low input current ripple power inversion circuit for converting a DC voltage received at a DC input
to an AC voltage, which is paralleled-connected with the DC input, and the soft-switching and low input current ripple power
inversion circuit comprising:
a top-cell comprising a first capacitor, a second capacitor, a first switch, and a first impedance adjusting unit, wherein
the first impedance adjusting unit has a terminal (1), a terminal (2), a terminal (3) and a terminal (4);

the terminal (1) of the first impedance adjusting unit, a positive node of the DC input, and an upper node of the first capacitor are connected
together;

the terminal (2) of the first impedance adjusting unit, an upper node of the first switch and an upper node of the second capacitor are connected
together;

the terminal (3) and the terminal (4) of the first impedance adjusting unit are respectively connected to a lower node of the first capacitor and a lower node
of the first switch;

a bottom-cell comprising a third capacitor, a second switch, and a second impedance adjusting unit, wherein the second impedance
adjusting unit has a terminal (1), a terminal (2), a terminal (3) and a terminal (4);

the terminal (1), the terminal (2) and the terminal (4) of the second impedance adjusting unit are respectively connected to an upper node of the third capacitor, an upper node
of the second switch, and a lower node of the second switch;

the terminal (3) of the second impedance adjusting unit, a negative node of the DC input, and a lower node of the third capacitor are connected
together; and

at least one transformer comprising at least one secondary winding magnetically coupled to its corresponding primary winding
within the first impedance adjusting unit and the second impedance adjusting unit;

thereby, when the first switch and the second switch are turned on or off alternatively within one switching cycle, the AC
voltage is generated at the secondary winding and a soft-switching operation on the switches is performed.

US Pat. No. 9,343,734

CARBON/ACTIVE COMPOUND COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND THE MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A carbon active compound composite, comprising:
a plurality of first carbon materials being one selected from a group consisting of a zero-dimensional carbon and the derivatives
thereof, a one-dimensional carbon and the derivatives thereof, a two-dimensional carbon and the derivatives thereof, and a
combination thereof;

a plurality of active compounds; and
a plurality of second carbon materials coated on the plurality of active compounds and coupled with the plurality of first
carbon materials so that the plurality of active compounds are uniformly dispersed in the plurality of second carbon materials
and on the surface of the plurality of first carbon materials, wherein the plurality of second carbon materials are different
from the plurality of first carbon materials.

US Pat. No. 9,581,434

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MEASURING PATTERN OF A GRATING DEVICE

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. An apparatus for measuring pattern of a grating device, the apparatus comprising:
a light source unit to irradiate to a surface of the grating device;
an image unit for acquiring images with respect to the grating device, the image unit comprising:
an image sensing device;
a microscopic device, optically coupled to the image sensing device; and
an optical device comprising a beam splitter, wherein the microscopic device receives beams through the optical device;
a processing unit, coupled to the image unit, for controlling the image unit to acquire the images; and
a movement unit for producing relative movements between the image unit and the grating device;
wherein the image unit acquires a plurality of first digital images including an image on the surface of the grating device
and images due to Talbot effect between the surface and a first position with respect to the grating device; the processing
unit determines a second position based on the first digital images; the image unit acquires a plurality of second digital
images due to the Talbot effect at the second position with respect to the grating device when the movement unit produces
a relative movement between the image unit and the grating device;

the image unit acquires the first digital images due to the Talbot effect with respect to the grating device when the image
unit focuses on the surface of the grating device and while the image unit focuses on a plurality of different positions which
are away from the surface and between the surface and the first position;

the movement unit produces the relative movement in a direction perpendicular to fringes of the grating device in order for
the image unit to acquire the second digital images.

US Pat. No. 9,541,296

SOOT-EXHAUSTING DEVICE

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A soot-exhausting device, comprising an air-extraction hood, a left upright plate and a right upright plate, where a bottom
of the air-extraction hood is provided with at least one air-extraction slot and the air-extraction slot is connected to an
air-extraction device for drawing air upwards; the left upright plate and the right upright plate are respectively placed
below a left side and a right side of the air-extraction hood; and a space is formed between the air-extraction hood, the
left upright plate and the right upright plate; wherein a side or a surface of the air-extraction hood, the left upright plate
and the right upright plate that is approaching towards a user is defined as a front end, while a side or a surface of the
air-extraction hood, the left upright plate and the right upright plate that is away from the user in an opposite direction
is defined as a rear end; and two sides of the air-extraction hood, the left upright plate and the right upright plate are
respectively defined as a left side and a right side when the user faces the air-extraction hood, left upright plate and right
upright plate; the soot-exhausting device comprising:
a left deflection plate, extend right-backwardly from a front end of the left upright plate, where the left deflection plate
is vertically located in the space; a first included angle is formed between the left deflection plate and the left upright
plate; and a side of the left deflection plate that is away from the front end of the left upright plate is defined as a free
end of the left deflection plate;

a right deflection plate, extended left-backwardly from a front end of the right upright plate, where the right deflection
plate is vertically located in the space; a second included angle is formed between the right deflection plate and the right
upright plate; and a side of the right deflection plate that is away from the front end of the right upright plate is defined
as a free end of the right deflection plate;

a left top plate and a right top plate, where the left top plate is extended rightwardly from an upper part of the free end
of the left deflection plate in a direction away from the left upright plate; the right top plate is extended leftwardly from
an upper part of the free end of the right deflection plate in a direction of being away from the right upright plate; and
the right top plate and the left top plate have a first spacing therein-between;

a left air blow groove and a right air blow groove, provided on the bottom of the air-extraction hood, where the left air
blow groove and the right air blow groove are respectively in elongate shape and blow air downwardly; the left air blow groove
is parallel to a top side of the left top plate and located at the rear end of the top side of the left top plate; the right
air blow groove is parallel to a top side of the right top plate and located at the rear end of the top side of the right
top plate; and the left air blow groove and the right air blow groove are aligned and have a second spacing therein-between;
and the distance of the second spacing is shorter than the distance of the first spacing; and

a first upright plate and a second upright plate, where the first upright plate is extended leftwardly from the front end
of the left upright plate, and the second upright plate is extended rightwardly from the front end of the right upright plate.

US Pat. No. 9,446,400

ALCOHOL-SOLUBLE CONJUGATED POLYMER AND USE THEREOF

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A conjugated polymer, having a structure of formula (I):

in formula (I), n is an integer greater than 10, wherein (i) R1 is

R2 is
wherein A1 is a functional group having
or a quaternary ammonium salt group, and R4 is independently selected from fluorine, alkoxy, fluoroalkyl, or fluoroalkoxy, or (ii) R1 is
R2 is A2, wherein R3 is independently selected from fluoroalkyl, A2, or
and A2 is a functional group having
or a quaternary ammonium salt group, wherein R5 is independently selected from alkoxy, or fluoroalkyl.

US Pat. No. 9,367,905

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF ENHANCING A BACKLIGHT-SCALED IMAGE

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A method of enhancing a backlight-scaled image, comprising a digital image processor for performing the following steps:
using a visibility prediction unit of the digital image processor to determine a minimum perceptible luminance threshold of
cone response with dim backlight;

using a luminance extraction unit of the digital image processor to extract a luminance layer associated with an image;
using a decomposition unit of the digital image processor to decompose the luminance layer into a human visual system (HVS)
response layer and a background luminance layer for each pixel of the luminance layer;

using a luminance boosting unit of the digital image processor to boost and compress luminance of dark pixels of the background
luminance layer to a perceptible range above the minimum perceptible luminance threshold, thereby resulting in an enhanced
background luminance layer;

using a composition unit of the digital image processor to generate an enhanced luminance layer through composition using
the HVS response layer and the enhanced background luminance layer as inputs; and

displaying an image on an imaging device;
wherein the minimum perceptible luminance threshold is determined by performing visibility prediction based on a visibility
model, inputs of which are an image, a backlight intensity level, and an ambient light intensity level.

US Pat. No. 9,143,074

CONTROLLING METHOD OF SYNCHRONOUS MOTOR

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A controlling method of a synchronous motor, the synchronous motor comprising a stator, a rotor, a direct axis and a quadrant
axis, the rotor having an actual rotor position and a speed, and the direct axis and the quadrant axis rotating with the rotor,
the controlling method of the synchronous motor comprising:
providing a position control program of the rotor, comprising steps of establishing a positive adaptive model, a position
estimating model, and a reference model;

providing a speed control program of the rotor and a current control program of the stator;
executing either the position control program or the speed control program to produce a quadrant axis current, wherein executing
the position control program comprising steps of:

estimating the positive adaptive model to generate an estimated rotor position by the position estimating model;
applying an algorithm to get a first error between the actual rotor position and the estimated rotor position;
adjusting the positive adaptive model to make the first error gradually converging to zero;
generating a smooth rotor position command by the reference model, wherein the smooth rotor position command represents a
desired rotor position;

calculating a second error between the actual rotor position and the smooth rotor position command by the position estimating
model when the first error converging to zero; and

adjusting the actual rotor position according to the second error, in order to make the second error gradually converging
to zero;

executing the current control program;
detecting the synchronous motor to obtain a first phase current, a second phase current and a third phase current;
processing a first coordinate axis transformation according the adjusted position and the first phase current, the second
phase current and the third phase current;

calculating a direct axis current according to the quadrant axis current and the result of the first coordinate axis transformation;
converting the direct axis current and the quadrant axis current into a direct axis voltage command and a quadrant axis voltage
command by processing a second coordinate axis transformation according to the adjusted position;

and executing a pulse width modulation for the direct axis voltage command and the quadrant axis voltage command, so as to
get a trigger signal for controlling the synchronous motor.

US Pat. No. 9,862,147

METHOD OF STEREOLITHOGRAPHY FABRICATION AND PHOTO-CURING PHOTOSENSITIVE RESIN

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A method of curing a photosensitive resin, comprising steps of:
generating a sub-pixel pattern having an outer contour region and an inner contour region based on a vector file taken from
a cross-section of a model;

providing the sub-pixel pattern to a photomask module, wherein the photomask module includes a panel having a pixel matrix
including plural square pixels, each of which includes three color-filtered sub-pixels;

flood-filling color in each of the color-filtered sub-pixels to distinguish the outer contour region from the inner contour
region; and

exposing the photo-sensitive resin to a light source emitting a light passing through the panel.

US Pat. No. 9,708,190

MODIFIED GRAPHENE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING A MODIFIED GRAPHENE AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A method comprising intercalating or inserting a mixture of intercalating agents in a spacing within carbon substrates
or between the carbon substrates to weaken a binding force between interlayers of the carbon substrates or between the carbon
substrates to form pretreated carbon substrates; and exfoliating the pretreated carbon substrates to form a modified graphene,
wherein the mixture of intercalating agents contains sulfate and carbonate.
US Pat. No. 9,771,262

METHOD FOR ORGANIC COMPOUND DEGRADATION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING HYDROGEN

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A method for organic compound degradation, comprising:
providing a bimetal oxysulfide solid-solution catalyst, wherein the bimetal oxysulfide solid-solution catalyst is represented
by the following formula:

CuxM(2)yOzS?,

M(2) comprises a mono-, di-, tri-, tetra-, or penta-valent metal; 0.7
adding an aqueous solution of the organic compound and the bimetal oxysulfide solid-solution catalyst into a reactor; and
reacting the bimetal oxysulfide solid-solution catalyst and the aqueous solution of the organic compound.

US Pat. No. 9,361,678

COMPENSATION METHOD OF SPECTRAL MISMATCH

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A compensation method of spectral mismatch for a color filter array (CFA) comprising of white, red, green, and blue (WRGB)
color filters, the method comprising:
introducing an offset representing spectral mismatch to modify a linear model that relates a white (W) component of a pixel
to red (R), green (G), and blue (B) components of the pixel;

obtaining readout component images from an image sensor with the WRGB CFA;
generating an estimated offset according to the readout component images; and
generating a compensated component image according to the estimated offset and a corresponding readout component image.

US Pat. No. 9,634,350

ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. An energy storage device, comprising:
at least an energy-type electrode pair, including:
a first positive electrode;
a first negative electrode disposed opposite to the first positive electrode; and
a first electrolyte disposed between the first positive electrode and the first negative electrode;
a circuit coupled to the at least an energy-type electrode pair;
at least a power-type electrode pair coupled to the circuit, and including:
a second positive electrode;
a second negative electrode disposed opposite to the second positive electrode; and
a second electrolyte disposed between the second positive electrode and the second negative electrode; and
a housing receiving the at least an energy-type electrode pair and the at least a power-type electrode pair,
wherein the at least an energy-type electrode pair and the at least a power-type electrode pair are simultaneously operated
in parallel via the circuit, the circuit has a positive temperature coefficient thermistor in thermal contact with the at
least an energy-type electrode pair and the at least a power-type electrode pair, the positive temperature coefficient thermistor
has a first positive temperature coefficient below a specific temperature and has a second positive temperature coefficient
above the specific temperature, and the first positive temperature coefficient is smaller than the second positive temperature
coefficient.

US Pat. No. 9,852,948

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING A SUBSTRATE

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A method of processing a substrate, comprising steps of:
providing a substrate body having a surface;
placing a die on the surface, wherein the die acts as a catalyst;
immersing the substrate body and the die in a reaction solution; and
processing the substrate body via a chemical reaction occurring on the surface through the reaction solution and the catalyst,
wherein the reaction solution includes an etching accelerator being one selected from a group consisting of a glycine, a lysine,
a copper sulfate, a copper nitrate, a copper chloride and a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,649,622

BIMETAL OXYSULFIDE SOLID-SOLUTION CATALYST AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, METHOD FOR CARBON DIOXIDE REDUCTION, METHOD FOR HEAVY METAL REDUCTION, AND METHOD FOR HYDROGENATION OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A bimetal oxysulfide solid-solution catalyst represented by the following formula:
CuxM(2)yOzS?,

wherein M(2) comprises a mono-, di-, tri-, tetra-, or penta-valent metal; 0

US Pat. No. 9,663,865

CATALYST STRUCTURE FOR ELECTROLYSIS OF WATER AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A catalyst structure for electrolysis of water, comprising:
a ferric oxide support; and
a plurality of cobalt-containing compound catalysts, wherein the plurality of cobalt-containing compound catalysts attach
to a surface of the ferric oxide support, wherein a material of the plurality of cobalt-containing compound catalysts is cobalt
hydroxide.

US Pat. No. 9,287,422

METHOD FOR FORMING A PHOTO-ACTIVE LAYER OF THE SOLAR CELL

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A method for forming a photo-active layer of a solar cell, the method comprising:
in-situ forming a plurality of trunk parts on a conducting metal layer;
providing a solution comprising a conjugate polymer filler and a plurality of branch parts; and
infiltrating said solution into spaces between trunk parts to have said branch parts deposited on said trunk parts so as to
form a tree-like nanostructure array which of the spaces between said trunk parts in the array is less than or equal to 300
nm, the diameter of each said trunk part is more than or equal to 30 nm, the length of each said trunk part is more than or
equal to 50 nm, the diameter of each said branch part is less than or equal to 10 nm, the length of each said branch part
is less than or equal to 30 nm and to have said conjugate polymer filler cover and fill in said tree-like nanostructure array
at the same time, wherein said tree-like nanostructure array is used as an electron acceptor, said conjugate polymer filler
is as an electron donor, said trunk part is used to provide a long straight transport pathway to transport electrons, the
large contact area between said branch part and said conjugate polymer filler provides electron-hole separation, and said
tree-like nanostructure array and said conjugate polymer filler function together as said photo-active layer of the solar
cell.

US Pat. No. 9,789,109

MODIFIED ALBUMIN MICROBUBBLE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A method of making a modified microbubble, comprising:
providing an albumin microbubble, comprising:
supplying gas into an albumin solution; and
sonicating the albumin solution to form an albumin shell encompassing the gas to form the albumin microbubble; and
connecting a plurality of chitosan oligosaccharide lactates to the albumin microbubble in an environment with a temperature
of 0-10° C. to form the modified microbubble.

US Pat. No. 9,742,034

CYANO-BENZIMIDAZOLE SALTS FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS AND METHOD FOR SYNTHESIS THEREOF

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. An organic metal salt, comprising a structure represented by formula I

wherein
M is lithium;
Z is a Lewis acid; and
Y is one selected from a group consisting of an alkyl group, a sulfoalkyl group, a carboalkyl group, a nitroalkyl group, a
nitro group, an aldehyde group, a carboxyl group, OCF3, OCH2CF3, OCF2CF3 and OCF2CF2CF3.

US Pat. No. 9,708,640

ELECTROSPUN NANOFIBROUS MEMBRANES AND DISPOSABLE GLUCOSE BIOSENSOR

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A disposable glucose biosensor comprising:
a sensor body and an electrode set mounted on the sensor body; and
an electrospun nanofibrous membrane attached on the electrode set, wherein the electrospun nanofibrous membrane is formed
by multiple electrospun nanofibers, wherein each nanofiber is a polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) electrospun nanofiber containing glucose
oxidase and potassium hexacyanoferrate(III) homogeneously dispersed therein, wherein the electrospun nanofibrous membrane
is cross-linked by glutaraldehyde vapor or heat treatment, wherein the PVA electrospun nanofiber containing glucose oxidase
and potassium hexacyanoferrate(III) homogeneously dispersed therein comprises a conductive material, wherein the conductive
material is nano-gold attached to the electrospun nanofibrous membrane; and wherein a solid content of the nano-gold in the
PVA electrospun nanofiber containing glucose oxidase and potassium hexacyanoferrate(III) homogeneously dispersed therein is
in a range of 10˜2000 ppm.

US Pat. No. 9,044,436

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF ANGIOGENESIS-RELATED EYE DISEASES

National Cheng Kung Unive...

1. A method for the treatment of an angiogenesis-related eye disease comprising administering to a human in need thereof between
about 0.0001 pg to about 300 pg per eye of a rhodostomin variant comprising an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 15, or a
pharmaceutically acceptable salt of said rhodostomin variant, wherein said angiogenesis-related eye disease is selected from
the group consisting of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, corneal neovascularizing diseases, retinal
angiomatous proliferation, polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy, age-related ischaemia-induced neovascularizing retinopathy,
retinopathy of prematurity, and high myopia.

US Pat. No. 9,742,010

CATALYST LAYER MATERIAL, METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME, AND FUEL CELL

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A catalyst layer material for a fuel cell, the catalyst layer material comprising:
a catalyst support comprising TixM1?xO2, wherein M is selected from the group consisting of a Group IIA metal, a Group VIIB metal and a Group VIIIB metal, and 0 the Group IIA metal is Sr, the Group VIIB metal is selected from the group consisting of Mn, Tc and Re, and the Group VIIIB
metal is selected from the group consisting of Fe, Co and Ni; and

a catalyst, distributed on the catalyst support.

US Pat. No. 9,840,798

THIN FILM METALLIC GLASS COATED NEEDLE

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A medical injection needle coated with a thin film metallic glass, comprising:
a needle body;
a needle head; and
a thin film metallic glass being of amorphous structure and formed on a surface of the needle head and a surface of the needle
body, wherein the thin film metallic glass is a titanium-based thin film metallic glass comprising 35-45 at. % titanium, 5-15
at. % zirconium, 32-42 at. % copper, 1-11 at. % niobium and 2-12 at. % cobalt, wherein the thin film metallic glass has a
surface energy of 26.9 mN/m and coefficient of friction of 0.07.

US Pat. No. 9,347,762

NEAR-SURFACE OBJECT SENSING DEVICE AND SENSING METHOD

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A near-surface object sensing device, comprising
a printed circuit board;
a plurality of magnetic sensors arrayed on the printed circuit board to sense magnetic field of an external magnetic object
and generate a plurality of magnetic sensing signals;

a multiplexer electrically connected to the magnetic sensors for selecting at least one of the magnetic sensing signals to
be output; and

a microprocessor electrically connected to the multiplexer for receiving the at least one of magnetic sensing signals, wherein
the microprocessor comprises:

a sampling algorithm module for converting the at least one of magnetic sensing signals into a magnetic field distribution
image having north-polarity parts and south-polarity parts, and

a six-dimensional coordinates-calculating module for calculating six-dimensional coordinates of the external magnetic object.

US Pat. No. 9,843,300

IMPEDANCE MATCHING CIRCUIT AND IMPEDANCE MATCHING METHOD

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. An impedance matching circuit, suitable for an antenna, the impedance matching circuit comprising:
a signal feed-in line configured to receive an input signal of a wireless transceiver circuit;
a phase delay line electrically coupled between the antenna and the signal feed-in line, the phase delay line being configured
to feed the input signal of the wireless transceiver circuit to the antenna; and

a synthesized transmission line, comprising:
a first terminal electrically coupled to the signal feed-in line and the phase delay line; and
a second terminal configured to be opened;
wherein the antenna is operated at an operating frequency,
in response to the antenna being operated in a first transmission medium, the input signal is transmitted to the antenna through
the signal feed-in line, the synthesized transmission line and the phase delay line, and

in response to the antenna being operated in a second transmission medium, the synthesized transmission line is configured
to have an open-circuit input impedance, and the input signal is transmitted to the antenna through the signal feed-in line
and the phase delay line.

US Pat. No. 9,829,376

SKY LUMINANCE MAPPING SYSTEM AND MAPPING METHOD

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A sky luminance mapping system comprising:
a camera unit comprising:
a first support mechanism;
a digital camera arranged on the first support mechanism, the digital camera having a fisheye lens to shoot an image of a
sky dome; and

a first light-shading device arranged on the first support mechanism, a location of the first light-shading device corresponding
to an instant location of a sun at an instant time, such that the first light-shading device blocks the sun from the digital
camera;

a first pyranometer unit comprising:
a second support mechanism;
a first pyranometer arranged on the second support mechanism, the first pyranometer measuring the daylight illuminance from
the sky dome to output a first intensity signal; and

a second light-shading device arranged on the second support mechanism, a structure of the second light-shading device being
the same as a structure of the first light-shading device, a location of the second light-shading device corresponding to
the instant location of the sun at the instant time, such that the second light-shading device blocks the sun from the first
pyranometer, wherein the second support mechanism and the second light-shading device corresponding to the first support mechanism
and the first light-shading device are separately arranged, or the second support mechanism and the second light-shading device
are common devices used as the first support mechanism and the first light-shading device;

a second pyranometer unit comprising:
a third support mechanism; and
a second pyranometer arranged on the third support mechanism, the second pyranometer measuring the daylight illuminance from
the sky dome to output a second intensity signal while the sun is not being blocked; and

a processing unit, receiving the first intensity signal output by the first pyranometer, the second intensity signal output
by the second pyranometer, and the image of the sky dome shot by the digital camera, wherein a reference intensity value is
obtained by subtracting a value of the first intensity signal from a value of the second intensity signal, and a total luminance
of and the luminance distribution in the image of the sky dome are corrected according to the value of the first intensity
signal and the reference intensity value.

US Pat. No. 9,819,152

METHOD TO FABRICATE GAN-BASED VERTICAL-CAVITY SURFACE-EMITTING DEVICES FEATURING SILICON-DIFFUSION DEFINED CURRENT BLOCKING LAYER

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A method for the fabrication of GaN-based vertical cavity surface-emitting devices with a structure having a silicon-diffusion
defined current blocking region, including a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser and a resonant-cavity light emitting diode
in a horizontal configuration, wherein the method exploits an epitaxial wafer including a P-type GaN layer, a multiple-quantum
well active layer, and a N-type GaN layer, comprising steps:
determining the pattern of a silicon-diffusion region with photolithography;
etching away high concentration holes of the P-type gallium indium nitride thin film on the surface of the P-type GaN layer
by placing the wafer in an inductively coupled plasma-reactive ion etcher;

coating a silicon thin film on the pre-patterned surface of the P-type gallium nitride layer, and lifting off the silicon
deposited on the non-diffusion areas;

heating to diffuse the silicon of the silicon thin film downward into the P-type GaN layer in a rapid thermal annealing furnace,
wherein the silicon-diffusion region of the P-type GaN layer that has been diffused with the silicon is converted into a N-type
gallium nitride region forming a current confining region, wherein the silicon-diffusion region is of a hollow annular shape,
and the inner edge of the central hollow annular shape circumscribes a current-passing aperture for light-emitting devices,
furnishing a light-emitting aperture in the light-emitting region, wherein on top of the outer edge of the central hollow
annular shape is superposed with a silicon nitride or oxide insulating layer, and

soaking the wafer in buffered oxide etch solution for removing residual silicon left on the surface after diffusion to complete
the fabrication process of the silicon-diffusion defined current blocking region.

US Pat. No. 9,331,740

DEVICE SUPPRESSING COMMON-MODE RADIATION

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A device for suppressing common-mode radiation comprising:
a plurality of resonators, each of which having at least one loop-shaped structure, embedded into a flexible plate, wherein
each one of the resonators embedded in the flexible plate is independent of the other ones;

wherein the at least one loop-shaped structure defines a plane having a normal direction parallel and perpendicular, respectively,
to a longitudinal direction and a thickness direction of the plate; and

wherein the at least one loop-shaped structure may include a split or no split.

US Pat. No. 9,142,886

STACKED ANTENNA

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A stacked antenna, comprising:
a first dielectric substrate;
a plurality of first hold pads disposed on the first dielectric substrate;
at least one feed structure disposed on the first dielectric substrate;
at least one signal ball structure disposed on the feed structure;
a second dielectric substrate has an upper surface and a lower surface, the lower surface faces the first hold pads and the
feed structure;

a plurality of second hold pads disposed on the lower surface and opposite to the first hold pads respectively;
a plurality of space balls disposed between the first and second hold pads, so that the first and second dielectric substrates
are spaced by the space balls, whereby a clearance space is between the first and second dielectric substrates;

at least one transmission line structure contacting the signal ball structure;
a driven element disposed on the lower surface and electrically connected to the signal ball structure through the transmission
line structure, for radiating the radio wave;

at least one reflector disposed on the first dielectric substrate and facing the driven element for reflecting the radio wave
to adjust the antenna radiation pattern; and

a director disposed on the upper surface for enhancing a directivity of the radio wave.

US Pat. No. 9,104,755

ONTOLOGY ENHANCEMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. An ontology enhancement method, comprising:
step A: receiving at least an input information request;
step B: based on a base ontology, expanding each input information request to produce at least an expanded information request
of each corresponding input information request;

step C: based on a searching model, according to each expanded information request, searching a file collection to obtain
searching results of each corresponding expanded information request;

step D: according to each searching result, extracting a plurality of candidate knowledge concepts of each corresponding searching
result; and

step E: selectively adding the candidate knowledge concepts of each searching result into the base ontology to enhance the
base ontology, wherein the base ontology being enhanced is denoted as an enhanced ontology;

wherein the step E comprises:
step E1: selecting a lowest non-selected one from the expanding information requests;
step E2: selecting an ith one of the candidate knowledge concepts of the expanding information request, wherein an initial value of i is 1;

step E3: checking whether the selected candidate knowledge concept has been added in the base ontology;
step E4: if the selected candidate knowledge concept has not been added in the base ontology, checking whether the selected
candidate knowledge concept is the same as the ith one of the candidate knowledge concept of the other expanding information request at the same level;

step E5: if the selected candidate knowledge concept is not the same as the ith one of the candidate knowledge concept of the other expanding information request at the same level, adding the selected candidate
knowledge concept into the base ontology, and increasing i by 1, i.e. i=i+1;

step E6: if the selected candidate knowledge concept is the same as the ith one of the candidate knowledge concept of the other expanding information request at the same level, checking whether a rank
of the selected candidate knowledge concept in its father node's expanding information request is larger than a rank of the
other same candidate knowledge concept in its father node's expanding information request, wherein a node of the expanding
information request of the other same candidate knowledge concept and a node of the expanding information request of the selected
candidate knowledge concept are at the same level;

step E7: if the rank of the selected candidate knowledge concept in its father node's expanding information request is larger
than the rank of the other same candidate knowledge concept in its father node's expanding information request, adding the
selected candidate knowledge concept into the base ontology, and increasing i by 1;

step E8: if the selected candidate knowledge concept has been added in the base ontology, increasing i by 1;
step E9: checking whether i is larger than K, wherein K is a number which the candidate knowledge concepts of the selected
expanding information request are in top ranks;

step E10: if i is not larger than K, going back to execute the step E2;
step E11: if i is larger than K, going back to execute step E2, checking whether any non-selected expanding information request
exists;

step E12: if at least one non-selected expanding information request exists, going back to execute the step E1; and
step E13: if all of the expanding information requests have been selected, ending the step E.
US Pat. No. 9,446,053

METHOD FOR ENHANCING THE SECRETION OF GLP-1 USING BITTER COMPOUNDS

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A method for enhancing GLP-1 secretion of an intestinal endocrine cell, comprising administering to the intestinal endocrine
cell an effective amount of a bitter compound, wherein the bitter compound stimulates a bitter taste receptor TAS2R38 on the
intestinal endocrine cell to enhance GLP-1 secretion by the intestinal endocrine cell, and wherein the bitter compound is
allyl isothiocyanate at a concentration of at least 1 ?M.

US Pat. No. 9,090,617

AGONISTS OF SRC HOMOLOGY-2 CONTAINING PROTEIN TYROSINE PHOSPHATASE-1 AND TREATMENT METHODS USING THE SAME

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A compound which is represented by Formula I

wherein R1, and R3 are independently hydrogen, and R2 is







wherein R1 is independently hydrogen; R3 is methyl; and R2 is



wherein R2 and R3 are independently hydrogen; and R1 is


US Pat. No. 10,004,998

BUILDING BLOCK

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A building block, comprising:a connecting part; and
a head part and a tail part respectively connected to the connecting part, wherein the head part is a hook-shaped structure toward an upward direction, the tail part is a hook-shaped structure toward an upward direction, the connecting part has a left part and a right part, the head part is connected to a top surface of the left part, and the tail part is connected to a rear surface of the right part, wherein the head part is configured to be assembled with a head part or a tail part of another building block having the same structure as the building block to form a cyclic semi-structure and an annular column.

US Pat. No. 9,384,537

VIRTUAL SPATIAL OVERLAP MODULATION MICROSCOPY FOR RESOLUTION IMPROVEMENT

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A system for applying simulated optical effects of a scanning process to an image of an object, comprising:
an input module for obtaining the image;
an image filter bank including one or more image filters corresponding to a simulated optical effect of scanning process;
an optical features simulator for selecting at least an image filter from the one or more image filters in the image filter
bank and configuring the image filter; and

an image processing module for applying the image filter to the image to attain a filtered image;
wherein the scanning process is spatial overlap microscopy.

US Pat. No. 9,146,222

SYSTEM FOR DETECTING VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS AND THE METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME AND UTILITY THEREOF

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A detecting material for detecting volatile organic compounds (VOCs), comprising:
a conductive polymer with the molecular structure of ?-? stacking effect; and
an anti-?-? stacking compound in nanoscale, wherein the anti-?-? stacking compound in nanoscale is dispersed in the molecular
structure of the conductive polymer to keep the morphology of the molecular structure of the conductive polymer away from
being changed by ?-? stacking effect;
wherein the anti-?-? stacking compound will aggregate and move away from the molecular structure of the conductive polymer
when the anti-?-? stacking compound contacting with VOC, wherein the morphology of the molecular structure of the conductive
polymer will rapidly changed by ?-? stacking effect when the anti-?-? stacking compound moving away from the molecular structure
of the conductive polymer.

US Pat. No. 9,351,380

LIGHT CONTROLLER

Center of Innovation and ...

1. A light controller for adjusting a plurality of lights in a space, comprising:
a body having a slot, a touch interface and a control module;
a spatial information map replaceably contained in the slot and schematically showing an information in the space; a touch
interface configured on the body corresponding to the spatial information map and receiving a touch input; and

a control module electrically connected with the touch interface and the plurality of lights and setting a controlled relationship
on the touch interface with respect to each of the plurality of lights in accordance with the information shown by the spatial
information map.

US Pat. No. 9,412,170

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND IMAGE DEPTH PROCESSING METHOD

LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORPOR...

1. An image depth processing method, comprising:
step (a): obtaining a background image and a foreground image from a reference image according to a depth image, wherein the
depth image corresponds to the reference image and a depth value of the background image is larger than a depth value of the
foreground image;

step (b): blurring the background image according to the depth value of the background image;
step (c): blurring the foreground image and a local image of the blurred background image according to the depth value of
the foreground image; and

step (d): after blurring the local image of the blurred background image, forming a simulation image according to the foreground
image and the background image.

US Pat. No. 9,258,476

AUTOMATIC IMAGE-CAPTURING SYSTEM

National Taiwan Universit...

1. An automatic image-capturing system for capturing an image and transmitting the image to a remote device, the automatic
image-capturing system comprising:
a photography module for capturing the image;
a storage module for storing the image captured by the photography module;
a transmission module for receiving a control instruction sent by the remote device;
a master core module for making the photography module capture the image based on the control instruction, and segmenting
the image into a plurality of files and segmenting the files into a plurality of packets to be transmitted to the remote device
by the transmission module, wherein when the remote device detects that a loss rate of the packets exceeds a predetermined
threshold value, the master core module, based on the control instruction sent by the remote device, changes sizes of the
files and/or the packets, or when the remote device loses at least one of the packets, the master core module, based on the
control instruction sent by the remote device, retransmits the at least one of the packets; and

a slave core module for monitoring operations of the master core module so as to turn off and restart the master core module
when there is an abnormal operation in the master core module.

US Pat. No. 9,097,794

ULTRASOUND DOPPLER DETECTION METHOD WITH GOLAY CODE EXCITATION

National Taiwan Universit...

1. An ultrasound Doppler detection method with Golay-encoded excitation for obtaining flow information of a moving object,
the method comprising following steps:
(a) transmitting a first Golay code to the moving object for a first reflection signal;
(b) after a pulse repetition interval, transmitting a second Golay code to the moving object for a second reflection signal,
wherein the reciprocal of the pulse repetition interval is a pulse repetition frequency;

(c) repeating step (a) and then step (b) for N times to obtain N first reflection signals and N second reflection signals;
(d) performing a first match-filtering on the first reflection signals to generate N first waves, performing a second match-filtering
on the second reflection signals to generate N second waves, wherein each of the first waves includes a first mainlobe and
a plurality of first sidelobes, and each of the second waves includes a second mainlobe and a plurality of second sidelobes;

(e) analyzing the first waves and the second waves in a Doppler frequency domain of a slow-time to generate a Doppler wave,
wherein the Doppler wave includes a mainlobe part and at least a sidelobe part, the mainlobe part includes the first mainlobe
and the second mainlobe, and the sidelobe part includes the first sidelobes and the second sidelobes;

(f) low-pass filtering out the first sidelobes of the first waves and the second sidelobes of the second waves by a filter,
wherein a low-pass cut-off frequency of the filter is a quarter of the pulse repetition frequency; and

(g) forming the ultrasound Doppler detection according to the first mainlobes of the first waves and the second mainlobes
of the second waves.

US Pat. No. 9,737,570

METHOD AND COMPOSITION OF INDUCING HAIR FOLLICLE NEOGENESIS

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A method of inducing hair follicle neogenesis in the skin of a subject in need thereof, comprising the steps of:
a. providing a skin extract, wherein the skin extract is obtained from mincing and mixing a skin tissue derived from the subject
with phosphate buffer solution (PBS) to form a skin tissue solution, thawing the skin tissue solution after overnight freeze;

b. mixing the skin extract with a cell to form a mixture, wherein the cell is a epithelial cell or a fibroblast derived from
the subject; and

c. transplanting the mixture into the subject.

US Pat. No. 9,471,489

CACHING METHOD AND DATA STORAGE SYSTEM CAPABLE OF PROLONGING SERVICE LIFETIME OF A CACHE MEMORY

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A caching method to be implemented by a data storage system that includes a data storage unit, a cache memory, and a processing
unit coupled to the data storage unit and the cache memory, said caching method comprising the steps of:
a) upon receipt of a data word to be written into the cache memory, the processing unit
encoding, based on a code rate, the data word into a codeword, which includes a data portion corresponding to the data word,
a checksum parity portion associated with a target bit error rate (BER), and an error correction code (ECC) parity portion,

writing the codeword into an area of the cache memory, and
writing the data word into the data storage unit in response to detecting a first condition associated with the area of the
cache memory; and

b) upon receipt of a read request for the data word, the processing unit
reading the codeword corresponding to the data word from the cache memory based on the read request,
decoding the read codeword to correct one or more bit errors within the read codeword based on the ECC parity portion thereof
so as to generate a sub-codeword that includes a read data portion and a read checksum parity portion,

validating whether the read data portion is free of any bit error,
upon successful validation, outputting the read data portion as the data word, and
upon unsuccessful validation, reading the data word from the data storage unit and outputting the data word thus read from
the data storage unit.

US Pat. No. 9,305,243

ADAPTABLE CLASSIFICATION METHOD

National Taiwan Universit...

1. An adaptable classification method having a classification standard of a plurality of categories that are classifiable
according to probability values, the adaptable classification method comprising:
(1) providing a plurality of samples to train a classifying device;
(2) determining categories of the samples, by using the trained classifying device, to obtain classification model scores
of the samples;

(3) transferring the classification model scores into probability values by logistic-like functions having parameters, and
classifying the probability values into the categories based on the classification standard; and

(4) determining whether the probability values conform to value ranges corresponding to the categories of the classification
standard, and stopping training the classifying device if the probability values conform to the value ranges, or adjusting
the parameters of the logistic-like functions and transferring the classification model scores into new probability values
by the adjusted logistic-like functions and iterating step (4) to determine whether the new probability values conform to
the value ranges.

US Pat. No. 10,011,074

COLOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING APPARATUS AND COLOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING METHOD

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A color three-dimensional printing method for forming a colored three-dimensional object on a stage, the colored three-dimensional object being composed of a plurality of colored object units stacked together, the color three-dimensional printing method comprising:forming a first material layer on the stage;
forming a second material layer along an inner profile of the first material layer and providing a colored pigment, wherein a gap remains between the first material layer and the second material layer, and the colored pigment is in the gap; and
curing the colored pigment to form a colored layer and forming one of the colored object units containing the first material layer, the colored layer, and the second material layer.

US Pat. No. 9,901,263

RADIAL ARTERY BLOOD PRESSURE WAVEFORM MEASURING DEVICE

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A radial artery blood pressure waveform measuring device, comprising:
a stress sensor configured for contact with a skin surface of a wrist corresponding to a position of a radial artery;
a stress concentrating elastic structure disposed on the stress sensor;
a stress guiding elastic member having a top surface, a bottom surface, and at least one side surface, wherein the bottom
surface is disposed on the stress concentrating elastic structure, and an area of the bottom surface is greater than an area
of a horizontal section of the stress concentrating elastic structure; and

an elastic stress bugger disposed below the bottom surface and on one side of the stress concentrating elastic structure,
for buffering a contractile force applied on the side surface by the elastic band, wherein the elastic stress buffer is formed
of a sponge material.

US Pat. No. 9,278,982

TARGETING HUMAN THYMIDYLATE KINASE INDUCES DNA REPAIR TOXICITY IN MALIGNANT TUMOR CELLS

NATIONAL YANG-MING UNIVER...

1. A composition for inhibiting thymidylate kinase (TMPK) comprising a therapeutically effective amount of:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, hydrate or solvate thereof.
US Pat. No. 9,221,873

SHORT-CHAIN PEPTIDE CAPABLE OF CONTROLLING SPERMATOZOA FERTILIZATION PERFORMANCE

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A method of using a peptide to control spermatozoa fertilization performance and increase success rates of in vitro fertilization
comprising, supplying the peptide in an in vitro culture medium of spermatozoa and oocytes wherein:
the peptide includes an amino acid sequence (SEQ ID NO:1) H-Tyr-Asn-Trp-Asn-Ser-Phe-Gly-Leu-Arg-X-NH2, wherein X denotes one of Tyr and Phe, and the sequence ends with an amide.

US Pat. No. 10,124,327

NANO-COMPOSITE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A method comprising:providing a reaction solution containing at least one dimensional nanomaterials and a precursor of zero-dimensional nanoparticles;
applying plasma to a surface of the reaction solution or in the reaction solution to generate the zero-dimensional nanoparticles from the precursor to assemble on the at least one dimensional nanomaterials, wherein the plasma is atmospheric plasma or microplasma; wherein the zero-dimensional nanoparticles are silver nanoparticles, gold nanoparticles, platinum nanoparticles, or iridium nanoparticles; wherein the at least one dimensional nanomaterials comprise nanoparticles of graphene, functionalized graphene or molybdenum disulfide, graphene nanoribbon, or carbon nanotubes; and
self-assembling the zero-dimensional nanoparticles on the surface of the at least one dimensional nanomaterials in the reaction solution to form a nano-composite dispersed in the reaction solution.

US Pat. No. 9,366,324

ACTUATION SYSTEM

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. An actuation system, comprising:
a first transmission module, comprising:
a first transmission shaft, being a rod structure;
a first transmission part, sheathed on the first transmission shaft, and an external surface of the first transmission part
having a threaded structure;

a first actuation part, sheathed on a first adjusting element, and the first adjusting element being sheathed on the first
transmission shaft; and

a first elastic element, sheathed on the first transmission shaft, and disposed between the first transmission part and the
first actuation part;

a second transmission module, comprising:
a second transmission shaft, being a rod structure;
a second transmission part, sheathed on the second transmission shaft, and an external surface of the second transmission
part having a threaded structure;

a second actuation part, sheathed on a second adjusting element, and the second adjusting element being sheathed on the second
transmission shaft; and

a second elastic element, sheathed on the second transmission shaft, and disposed between the second transmission part and
the second actuation part; and

a linking module, comprising:
a linking element, being a disc structure, pivotally installed to a frame and disposed between the first transmission part
and the second transmission part, and having a serrated structure formed at an external periphery of the linking element and
corresponding to the threaded structure, and the serrated structure being embedded into the threaded structures of the first
transmission part and the second transmission part; and

an external arm, sheathed on a linking shaft, for coupling to the linking element,
wherein the first actuation part is driven to rotate in a first direction while the second actuation part is being driven
to rotate in a second direction to drive the first transmission shaft and the second transmission shaft to rotate in the first
direction and the second direction respectively, so that the first transmission part and the second transmission part are
rotated in the first direction and the second direction respectively, and the linking element rotated to drive the external
arm to rotate synchronously.

US Pat. No. 9,257,955

COMMON MODE NOISE REDUCTION CIRCUIT

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A common mode noise reduction circuit, comprising:
a first transmission line, including:
a first input end;
a first output end;
at least one first inductor, disposed between said first input end and said first output end;
a second transmission line, including:
a second input end;
a second output end;
at least one second inductor, disposed between said second input end and said second output end;
a first connection line, connected to said first input end and said second input end, and including at least one first two-port
element and at least one second two-port element, wherein said first two-port element and said second two-port element are
connected in series, and a third inductor is disposed between said first two-port elements and said second two-port elements
and connected to a ground end;

a second connection line, connected to said first output end and said second output end and including at least one third two-port
element and at least one fourth two-port element, wherein said third tow-port elements and said fourth two-port elements are
connected in series, and a fourth inductor is disposed between said third two-port elements and said fourth two-port elements
and connected to a ground end; and

a third connection line, including at least one first resistor and at least one second resistor, wherein said third connection
line has one end connected between said first two-port element and said second two-port element and has the other end connected
between said third two-port element and said fourth two-port element, and a fifth two-port element is disposed between said
first resistor and said second resistor and connected to a ground end;

wherein said first two-port element, said second two-port element, said third two-port element, said fourth two-port element,
and said fifth two-port element have capacitive characteristics.

US Pat. No. 9,253,116

MULTI-MEDIA DATA RATE ALLOCATION METHOD AND VOICE OVER IP DATA RATE ALLOCATION METHOD

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A multi-media data bitrate adaption method applied in a multi-media data transmission system, comprising:
estimating an available bandwidth between a sender and a receiver;
determining which range between two adjacent predetermined bitrates of several predetermined bitrates the available bandwidth
is in;

setting a multi-media data bitrate between the sender and the receiver to be the smaller predetermined bitrate of the two
adjacent predetermined bitrates; and

determining changes in the available bandwidth, and when the available bandwidth increases to a higher available bandwidth,
adjusting the multi-media bitrate to the highest predetermined bitrate that is lower than the higher available bandwidth;

wherein the predetermined bitrates are exponentially distributed and correspond to different qualities of experiences quantized
into different proportionally distributed mean opinion scores of user satisfactions.

US Pat. No. 9,329,677

SOCIAL SYSTEM AND METHOD USED FOR BRINGING VIRTUAL SOCIAL NETWORK INTO REAL LIFE

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A social system used for bringing virtual social network into real life comprising:
an electronic eye-glass unit wearable on a user's face, the electronic eye-glass unit including a processor and a capture
module capturing an image, speech, facial expression, and body movement of at least one interlocutor, and an image of surroundings,
in a real scene;

a social message processor portion identifying the at least one interlocutor according to the captured image, gathering a
pre-configured social profile of the at least one interlocutor from a virtual social network based on the identification,
and analyzing said social profile so as to generate at least one recommended conversation topic, said at least one recommended
conversation topic being generated according to the analyzed social profile;

an augmented reality processor portion including a scene recognition unit generating a scene recognition result indicating
a context of the interlocutor's real scene, said scene recognition result generated at least in part according to the captured
image of the surroundings of the real scene, said social message processor portion determining a suitability of said at least
one recommended conversation topic adaptive to the scene recognition result, the selective generation of said at least one
recommended conversation topic being based on said suitability determined therefor; and

an emotion analysis processor portion, analyzing said speech, facial expression, and body movement of the at least one interlocutor
so as to determine an emotion state of the at least one interlocutor,

wherein said at least one recommended conversation topic and said emotion state are provided to the user, and said social
message processor portion generates a different conversation topic upon determination of inconsistency of said at least one
recommended conversation topic with said emotion state of said interlocutor.

US Pat. No. 9,281,184

FABRICATION METHOD OF NITRIDE FORMING ON SILICON SUBSTRATE

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A method for forming nitride on a silicon substrate, comprising:
providing a silicon substrate;
forming a buffer layer on the silicon substrate by a multi-level temperature modulation having a plurality of temperature
modulations and a plurality of temperature levels, wherein each temperature modulation comprises decreasing a process temperature,
the process temperature ramps down from one temperature level to another in each temperature modulation and the process temperature
at each temperature level remains unchanged until a thickness increasing amount of the buffer layer at the corresponding temperature
level reaches a predetermined thickness, wherein the temperature levels successively decrease, there are n temperature levels,
the process temperature at each i temperature level is lower than the process temperature at each corresponding i?1 temperature
level, and 1
forming a nitride on the buffer layer.

US Pat. No. 9,886,759

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL DATA ACQUISITION

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A three-dimensional data acquisition method, adapted to a three-dimensional data acquisition system having a light projecting
device, two image capturing devices, and an image processing device for acquiring three-dimensional (3D) data of an object,
comprising:
projecting a linear laser light respectively onto a plurality of regions on a surface of the object by the light projecting
device so as to form a plurality of features within each of the regions, wherein the regions comprise a first region and a
second region with different contour complexities, wherein moving rates, rotating poses with respect to a horizontal direction
and a vertical direction, and the numbers of repeating scans that the linear laser light projects onto the first region and
the second region are different, and each of the regions is a linear slit region or a curved slit region, and each of the
features are bright points;

for each of the regions, capturing the object and the features from a first direction and a second direction simultaneously
by the two image capturing devices respectively so as to generate a first object image corresponding to the first direction
and the second object image corresponding to the second direction;

for each of the regions, processing the first object image and the second object image by the image processing device so as
to obtain two-dimensional (2D) coordinates of the features in the first object image and the second object image comprising:

performing an undistortion calculation on the first object image and the second object image by the image processing device
so as to generate a first corrected object image and a second corrected object image wherein for each of the regions, the
step of performing the undistortion calculation on the first object image and the second object image by the image processing
device so as to generate the first corrected object image and the second corrected object image comprises:

performing the undistortion calculation on the first object image and the second object image by the image processing device
according to the first lens distortion parameter and the second lens distortion parameter so as to generate the first corrected
object image and the second corrected object image;

obtaining 2D coordinates of a plurality of first features and a plurality of second features by the image processing device,
wherein the first features are the features in the first corrected object image and the second features are the features in
the second corrected object image, wherein each of the first features and each of the second features are brightest points
in each horizontal line, wherein values of the 2D coordinates of the first features and the second features are integers in
the vertical direction, and wherein values of the 2D coordinates of the first features and the second features are floating
numbers associated with sub-pixels in the horizontal direction with reference to a Gaussian distribution of brightness values
of all pixels in the first corrected object image and the second corrected object image; and

obtaining a 2D coordinate of a correspondence of each of the first features from the second corrected object image by the
image processing device according to each of the first features and a first epipolar line corresponding to each of the first
features as well as obtaining a 2D coordinate of a correspondence of each of the second features from the first corrected
object image according to each of the second features and a second epipolar line corresponding to each of the second features,
wherein the correspondence of each of the first features is an intersecting point between the first epipolar line and a joint
line of two of the second features, wherein a distance from each of the first features and a distance from the correspondence
of each of the first features are less than a tolerance value; and

wherein for each of the regions, before the step of processing the first object image and the second object image by the image
processing device so as to obtain the 2D coordinates of the features in the first object image and the second object image,
the method further comprises:

capturing a calibration object from the first direction and the second direction respectively by the two image capturing devices
so as to generate a first calibration image corresponding to the first direction and a second calibration image corresponding
to the second direction;

processing the first calibration image and the second calibration image by the image processing device so as to generate a
first intrinsic parameter, a first extrinsic parameter, and a first lens distortion parameter corresponding to the first calibration
image as well as a second intrinsic parameter, a second extrinsic parameter, and a second lens distortion parameter corresponding
to the second calibration image, wherein the first extrinsic parameter and the second extrinsic parameter correspond to a
same coordinate system;

wherein the step of obtaining the 3D data of the object by the image processing device according to the features in the first
object image and the second object image corresponding to each of the regions comprises:

obtaining the 3D data of the object by the image processing device according to a first projection matrix, a second projection
matrix, the 2D coordinates of the first features corresponding to each of the regions, the 2D coordinates of the correspondences
of the first features corresponding to each of the regions, the 2D coordinates of the second features corresponding to each
of the regions, and the 2D coordinates of the correspondences of the second features corresponding to each of the regions,
wherein the first projection matrix is a matrix formed by the first intrinsic parameter and the first extrinsic parameter,
and wherein the second projection matrix is a matrix formed by the second intrinsic parameter and the second extrinsic parameter;
and

obtaining the 3D data of the object by the image processing device according to the 2D data of the features in the first object
image and the second object image corresponding to each of the regions.

US Pat. No. 9,329,251

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING USING MULTIPLE SPATIAL ENCODING MAGNETIC FIELDS

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A method of generating magnetic resonance images of an q-dimensional object using a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system
having a subsystem generating a number of m of spatial encoding magnetic fields (SEMs) to encode an excited magnetization
and a receiver coil array of a number of p of receiver coils for detecting the excited magnetization, comprising the steps
of:
a) choosing, from the generated SEMs, at least one SEMs having moronically field strength and direction distributions or non-monotonically
field strength and direction distributions within a selected field-of-view (FOV);

b) determining, for each of the chosen SEMs, a corresponding spatial basis from the rise time, duration, and ramp-down time
of the chosen SEM; and

c) reconstructing an image of the q-dimensional object based on the data points obtained at each of the receiver coils at
each of the spatial bases;

wherein the generated SEMs include one of SEMs that are spatially bijective, SEMs that are non-bijective, and the combination
thereof within the selected FOV, with m being equal to or larger than q, and wherein the receiver coils have a number of spatially
distinct sensitivity maps which is equal to or less than p.

US Pat. No. 9,047,695

TRANSFORMATION METHOD FOR DIFFUSION SPECTRUM IMAGING USING LARGE DEFORMATION DIFFEOMORPHIC METRIC MAPPING

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A transformation method for diffusion spectrum imaging (DSI) comprising:
a) receiving an original DSI dataset and a template DSI dataset;
b) using a processor to compute an energy function E;
c) using the processor to obtain, for each time point, a first-order derivative and a second-order derivative of the energy
function E computed in step b) with respect to velocity field in an image space and a first-order derivative and a second-order
derivative of the energy function E computed in step b) with respect to velocity field in a q-space;

d) using the processor to compute, for each time point, the velocity field in the image space and the velocity field in the
q-space based upon the first-order and second-order derivatives obtained in step c);

e) using the processor to perform integration on the velocity fields obtained in step d) overtime to obtain a deformation
field, which maps the original DSI dataset to the template DSI dataset, wherein the deformation field is calculated according
to:

and
wherein the deformation field g0t=(gx,0t, gq,0t), where x is a three-dimensional coordinate in the image space, q is a three-dimensional coordinate in the q-space, gx,ot, which is an image space component of g0t, is a function of x, and gq,0t, which is a q-space component of g0t, is a function of both x and q; and the velocity field vt=(vx,t, vq,t) where vx,t, which is an image space component of vt, is a function of x, and vq,t, which is a q-space component of vt, is a function of both x and q; and

f) using the processor to generate a transformed DSI dataset according to the deformation field obtained in step e).

US Pat. No. 10,003,071

ELECTRODE STRUCTURE, METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME, AND LITHIUM BATTERY

National Taiwan Universit...

1. An electrode structure, comprising:a substrate;
a buffer layer disposed on the substrate; and
a nano-material layer disposed on the buffer layer, wherein a structure of the nano-material layer is nanowall,
wherein a material of each of the buffer layer and the nano-material layer comprises a copper-zinc-tin-sulfur compound, and an atomic ratio of sulfur in the buffer layer and an atomic ratio of sulfur in the nano-material layer are different.

US Pat. No. 9,473,039

RECTIFYING MODULE, ELECTRICAL APPARATUS THEREOF, AND RECTIFYING METHOD THEREOF

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A rectifying module, operatively rectifying an alternating current (AC) signal to a direct current (DC) signal, the rectifying
module comprising:
a transmission line, configured to operatively receive and transmit the AC signal;
a plurality of rectifying units, operatively rectifying the AC signal received to the DC signal, each of the rectifying unit
being arranged neighboring to the transmission line and operatively coupling with the transmission line to receive a part
of the AC signal therefrom, each rectifying unit is coupled to a load, and each rectifying unit comprises:

a first through third conducting wires, the first conducting wire of each rectifying unit is the third conducting wire of
the respective neighboring rectifying unit;

a first through fourth diodes, a cathode of the first diode and an anode of the second diode being coupled to one end of the
first conducting wire, an anode of the first diode being operatively coupled to a reference voltage, a cathode of the second
diode being coupled to one end of the second conducting wire, a cathode of the third diode and an anode of the fourth diode
being coupled to one end of the third conducting wire, an anode of the third diode operatively coupled to the reference voltage,
and a cathode of the fourth diode being coupled to the other end of the second conducting wire; and

a plurality of patterns, each pattern being configured to be a hollow grounding structure and each pattern being disposed
under at least a dual-line coupling area of the rectifying unit arranged neighboring to the transmission line;

wherein the rectifying units are placed on the same side of the transmission line.
US Pat. No. 9,456,962

TISSUE CONDITIONER FOR DENTAL APPLICATION

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A tissue conditioner for dental application, comprising:
a first composition, comprising poly ethylmethacrylate (PEMA); and
a second composition, comprising acetyl tributyl citrate (ATBC), hyperbranched polyester, and ethanol.

US Pat. No. 9,358,173

REHABILITATION AND TRAINING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A rehabilitation and training apparatus for assisting a patient in performing upper limb rehabilitation exercises, comprising:
a movable base;
a position adjustment mechanism being arranged on the movable base and including a vertical linear sliding rail and a horizontal
linear sliding rail connected to the vertical linear sliding rail;

a multi-axis robotic arm, a sequence including:
a first arm segment being directly connected to the vertical linear sliding rail and rotatable about a first rotational axis;
a second arm segment being directly connected to the first arm segment and rotatable about a second rotational axis;
a third arm segment being directly connected to the second arm segment and rotatable about a third rotational axis; and the
third rotational axis being parallel to the first rotational axis and the second rotational axis;

a fourth arm segment being directly connected to the third arm segment and rotatable about a fourth rotational axis, with
the fourth rotational axis being always perpendicular to the first, the second and the third rotational axis, with the third
rotational axis disposed between the second and fourth rotational axes;

a fifth arm segment being directly connected to the fourth arm segment and rotatable about a fifth rotational axis; and the
fifth rotational axis being always perpendicular to the fourth rotational axis;

a sixth arm segment being directly connected to the fifth arm segment and rotatable about a sixth rotational axis; and the
sixth rotational axis being always perpendicular to the fifth rotational axis;

a seventh arm segment being directly connected to the sixth arm segment and rotatable about a seventh rotational axis; and
the seventh rotational axis being parallel to the sixth rotational axis; and

an eighth arm segment being directly connected to the seventh arm segment;
a plurality of potentiometers being arranged on the multi-axis robotic arm for detecting different positions of the first
to eight arm segments;

a plurality of force sensors being arranged on the multi-axis robotic arm for detecting forces applied to at least one of
the first to eighth arm segments;

a plurality of actuators being arranged on the multi-axis robotic arm for driving the first to eighth arm segments to move;
and

a control system being electrically connected to the potentiometers and the force sensors for receiving and computing information
detected and sent by the potentiometers and force sensors, and driving the actuators based on the computed information to
control the multi-axis robotic arm; and the control system being able to record and analyze a rehabilitation data of the patient.

US Pat. No. 9,966,490

ULTRAVIOLET SENSOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. An ultraviolet sensor, comprising:a glass substrate;
a semiconductor structure, comprising a semiconductor seed layer formed on the glass substrate and a plurality of semiconductor nanostructures formed on the semiconductor seed layer;
an electrode layer formed between the semiconductor seed layer and the plurality of semiconductor nanostructures; and
a thin film metallic glass in contact with the semiconductor structure, wherein an interface between the thin film metallic glass and the semiconductor structure forms a Schottky barrier junction to inhibit dark current and increase signal-to-noise ratio.

US Pat. No. 9,219,518

RADIO FREQUENCY TRANCEIVER FRONT-END DEVICE

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A radio frequency (RF) transceiver front-end device adapted to receive, in a receiving mode, an external first RF signal
so as to generate a reception signal, and to receive, in a transmitting mode, an external transmission signal so as to radiate
a second RF signal, said RF transceiver front-end device comprising:
an antenna used to receive the first RF signal and to radiate the second RF signal;
a first transformer circuit coupled to said antenna, and operable to generate a first induction signal based at least on the
first RF signal received by said antenna when said RF transceiver front-end device is in the receiving mode;

a low noise amplifier (LNA) circuit;
a first switch unit coupled between said first transformer circuit and said LNA circuit, and operable to transmit the first
induction signal from said first transformer circuit to said LNA circuit when said RF transceiver front-end device is in the
receiving mode, such that said LNA circuit amplifies the first induction signal to generate an amplified signal;

a demodulation circuit coupled to said LNA circuit for receiving the amplified signal therefrom, and demodulating the amplified
signal to generate the reception signal;

a modulation circuit used to receive and modulate the transmission signal so as to generate a modulated signal;
a power amplifier circuit coupled to said modulation circuit for receiving the modulated signal therefrom, said power amplifier
circuit being operable to amplify power of the modulated signal so as to generate an amplified output when said RF transceiver
front-end device is in the transmitting mode; and

a second transformer circuit coupled between said power amplifier circuit and said first transformer circuit, and receiving
the amplified output from said power amplifier circuit, said second transformer circuit being operable to generate a second
induction signal based at least on the amplified output and outputting the second induction signal to said first transformer
circuit when said RF transceiver front-end device is in the transmitting mode;

wherein, when said RF transceiver front-end device is in the transmitting mode, said first transformer circuit transmits the
second induction signal from said second transformer circuit to said antenna such that the second induction signal is radiated
by said antenna to serve as the second RF signal.

US Pat. No. 10,036,704

FLUORESCENCE INTENSITY ANALYZING AND FLUORESCENCE IMAGE SYNTHESIZING SYSTEM

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A fluorescence intensity analyzing and fluorescence image synthesizing system, comprising:a first fluorescence intensity detection device, successively detecting a plurality of first fluorescence intensity ranges according to a first timing, each corresponding a first timing point, the first fluorescence intensity detection device detects a fluorescence intensity of a fluorescence in a testee excited by irradiating an exciting light source;
a second fluorescence intensity detection device, successively detecting a plurality of second fluorescence intensity ranges according to a second timing, each corresponding to a second timing point, the second fluorescence intensity detection device detects the fluorescence intensity of the fluorescence in the testee excited by irradiating the exciting light source; and
a picture processing device, communicatively connected to the first and second fluorescence intensity detection devices, and comprising:
a receiving module, receiving the first timing and the first fluorescence intensity ranges from the first fluorescence detection device, and the second timing and the second fluorescence intensity ranges from the second fluorescence detection device;
a timing analyzing module, analyzing the first and second timings and an identical time ranges between the first and second timings, respectively;
a picture synthesizing module, synthesizing the first and second fluorescence intensity ranges according to fluorescence intensity at the same timing point of the identical time ranges into a 3D synthesized picture; and
a picture processing module, subjecting the synthesized picture to an image process to calculate a fluorescence target range and mark the fluorescence target range;
wherein timing point range of the second timing for detection of the second fluorescence intensity range and timing point range of the first timing for detection of the first fluorescence intensity range have to be partially overlapped; and
a wavelength range of the excited fluorescence detected by the first fluorescence intensity detection device and the wavelength range of the excited fluorescence detected by the second fluorescence intensity detection device are the same.

US Pat. No. 10,016,166

CONTACTLESS DETECTION METHOD WITH NOISE LIMINATION FOR INFORMATION OF PHYSIOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A contactless detection method with noise elimination for information of physiological and physical activities, comprising steps of:providing an image sensor for capturing an image of a human body portion to produce a primitive image;
defining a feature point of the human body portion from the primitive image;
tracing an information for coordinate movement of the feature point to create a displacement signal;
capturing a complexion fluctuation of the human body portion to form a pending physiological signal including a noise;
inputting the displacement signal and the pending physiological signal into an adaptive filter to eliminate the noise in the pending physiological signal for generating an ideal physiological signal;
performing a first peak/trough detection on the ideal physiological signal to calculate out an physiological information; and
performing a second peak/trough detection on the displacement signal to calculate out an information of physical activity.

US Pat. No. 9,320,835

POLYMER COMPOSITION ON SUBSTRATE AND SURFACE MODIFICATION METHOD

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A polymer composition on a substrate, comprising:
a maleimide-functionalized poly-p-xylylene, deposited on a surface of the substrate, wherein a maleimide group of the maleimide-functionalized
poly-p-xylylene is bonded to a first functional group of a target molecule through a coupling reaction,

wherein the maleimide-functionalized poly-p-xylylene is represented by Formula (1) or Formula (2) below:

wherein,
R1 and R5 each independently represent —CH2—, —CH2—CH2—OC(?O)—, —CH2—CH2—NH—C(?O)—, —C(?O)—, or —O—CH2—;

R2, R3, R4, R6, and R7 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, methyl, or a chlorine atom;

m and n are each independently an integer of 1 to 150; and
r is an integer of 1 to 5,000.

US Pat. No. 9,323,587

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATIC DETECTING AND RESOLVING APIS

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A method for detecting and resolving application programming interfaces (APIs) of a server in a distributed system, comprising:
requesting, by a client, services from a server for the APIs for which the server provides services;
receiving, by the client, a response from the server that includes a list containing identifiers of the APIs for which the
server provides services, wherein each of the identifiers contains a network address from which a corresponding API definition
document can be obtained, the APIs being used by the client for communicating with the server;

extending at least one parent API with extra features to an extended API; and
listing the extra features and the identifiers of the parent APIs in the definition document of the extended API, wherein
each of the identifiers contains the network address from which the corresponding parent API definition document can be obtained.

US Pat. No. 9,254,085

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING CHANGE OF INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE AND CONTACT LENS FOR SENSING CHANGE OF INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A contact lens for sensing change of intraocular pressure, comprising:
a first material layer, wherein the center of the first material layer has an optical region, and the optical region corresponds
to a cornea area of an eyeball; and

a first pattern, formed on the optical region, the first pattern being formed of a plurality of sub-patterns arranged at intervals;
a second material layer, being on the first material layer; and
a second pattern, being on the second material layer and overlapping with the first pattern to form a moire pattern, wherein
the second pattern is formed of a plurality of sub-patterns arranged at intervals.

US Pat. No. 9,331,624

THRUST RIPPLE MAPPING SYSTEM IN A PRECISION STAGE AND METHOD THEREOF

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A thrust ripple mapping system in a precision stage, the thrust ripple induced by at least one motor and the thrust ripple
mapping system comprising:
a moving stage;
a load cell coupled to the moving stage;
at least one motor employed in moving the load cell and the moving stage; and
a processing component taking a thrust force measurement in each of a plurality of moving increments within a moving distance
of the load cell;

wherein the moving stage is a two-axis precision stage; and
wherein the processing component takes the thrust force measurement in each of the moving increments by restricting motion
of the moving stage in at least one of a vertical direction and a horizontal direction.

US Pat. No. 9,080,202

METHOD OF SNP DETECTION BY USING GENE DETECTION TECHNIQUE IN BEAD-BASED MICROFLUIDICS

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A method of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) detection by using gene detection technique in bead-based microfluidics
comprising following steps:
(a) preparing a microbead with a duplex DNA;
(b) inserting a dye into the duplex DNA;
(c) delivering the microbead into a microchannel with a temperature gradient region;
(d) heating the temperature gradient region to denature the duplex DNA;
(e) monitoring a fluorescence intensity of the duplex DNA during the step (d) to obtain a melting curve; and
(f) determining the SNP by a melting curve analysis method;
wherein the duplex DNA is synthesized by a target single-strand DNA and an allele-specific probe.

US Pat. No. 9,394,261

ARYL AMINE SUBSTITUTED PYRIMIDINE AND QUINAZOLINE AND THEIR USE AS ANTICANCER DRUGS

NATIONAL YANG-MING UNIVER...

1. An aryl amine substituted pyrimidine having a chemical structure (IV) below:

wherein R3 is


R4 is H, an aliphatic group with carbon number of 1-5, an amino-substituted aliphatic group, or a benzyl group; and

R5 is


US Pat. No. 9,147,244

METHOD OF ULTRASOUND NONLINEAR IMAGING WITH HIGH-BIT GOLAY CODE EXCITATION

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A method of ultrasound nonlinear imaging with high-bit Golay code excitation comprising the steps of:
(a) receiving a first Golay code signal wave, a second Golay code signal wave, a third Golay signal wave, and a fourth Golay
signal wave, wherein the first Golay code signal wave includes at least two first second-order harmonic waves and at least
one first noise interference wave, the second Golay code signal wave includes at least two second second-order harmonic waves
and at least one second noise interference wave, the third Golay code signal wave includes at least two third second-order
harmonic waves and at least one third noise interference wave, the fourth Golay code signal wave includes at least two fourth
second-order harmonic waves and at least one fourth noise interference wave, the above mentioned at least two first second-order
harmonic waves are respective to a first code signal and a second code signal, the above mentioned at least two second second-order
harmonic waves are respective to the exchanged second code signal and the first code signal, the above mentioned at least
two third second-order harmonic waves are respective to a third code signal and a fourth code signal, the above mentioned
at least two fourth second-order harmonic waves are respective to the exchanged fourth code signal and the third code signal,
the first code signal and the third code signal compose a first complementary pair, the second code signal and the fourth
code signal compose a second complementary pair, and the first complementary pair and the second complementary pair are orthogonal
by each other;

(b) making the second Golay code signal wave be subtracted from the first Golay code signal wave to eliminate the first noise
interference wave and the second noise interference wave to generate a fifth Golay code signal wave, and making the fourth
Golay code signal wave be subtracted from the third Golay code signal wave to eliminate the third noise interference wave
and the fourth noise interference wave to generate a sixth Golay code signal wave;

(c) performing a first compression filtering process and a second compression filtering process to the fifth Golay code signal
wave respectively to generate a first compressed code signal wave and a second compressed code signal wave, and performing
a third compression filtering process and a fourth compression filtering process to the sixth Golay code signal wave respectively
to generate a third compressed code signal wave and a fourth compressed code signal wave;

(d) taking a sum of the first compressed code signal wave and the third compressed code signal wave to generate a fifth compressed
code signal wave, which includes at least two first compressed second-order harmonic waves, and taking a sum of the second
compressed code signal wave and the fourth compressed code signal wave to generate a sixth compressed code signal wave, which
includes at least two second compressed second-order harmonic waves;

(e) taking the difference between the fifth compressed code signal wave and the sixth compressed code signal wave to generate
an image wave which includes at least two imaging second-order harmonic waves; and

(f) processing ultrasound nonlinear imaging by using the at least two imaging second-order harmonic waves to generate an ultrasound
image;

wherein, the first code signal, the second code signal, the third code signal, and the fourth code signal are high-bit code
signals with more than four bits.

US Pat. No. 10,070,648

PHOTODYNAMIC INSECTICIDES

Rosalind Franklin Univers...

1. A method for reducing an insect population, the method comprising:(a) contacting the insect population with a photosensitizer, wherein the photosensitizer is a compound of formula (I):

or an acceptable salt thereof, wherein
M is Zn or Si(L1)(L2);
L1and L2 are independently selected from —O(C1-C6alkyl), —O(C1-C6alkenyl), —O(C1-C6alkynyl), —NH(C1-C6alkyl), —N(C1-C6alkyl)2, and —OR, wherein
each R is independently —[C1-C6alkylene-O]m-R?, —[C1-C6alkylene-NR?]n—R?, or —Si(R??)3,
each m and n are independently an integer selected from 1 to 20,
each R? is independently selected from H and C1-C6alkyl,
each R? is independently selected from H and C1-C6alkyl,
each R?? is independently selected from H, C1-C6alkyl, and aryl;
each q is independently an integer selected from 0, 1, and 2; and
R1, R2, R3, and R4 are independently selected from halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6alkenyl, C1-C6alkynyl, —NH(C1-C6alkyl), —N(C1-C6alkyl)2, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6aryloxy, C1-C6heteroaryloxy, and polyalkylene oxide, each optionally substituted with one or more of halogen, C1-C6alkyl, —OH, C1-C6alkoxy, —NH2, —NH(C1-C6alkyl), —N(C1-C6alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6alkyl)3(I), —N(C1-C6alkyl)3(Cl), or —N(C1-C6alkyl)3(F);
or the photosensitizer is a compound of formula (II):

or an acceptable salt thereof, wherein
each p is independently an integer selected from 0, 1, and 2; and
R11, R12, R13, and R14 are independently selected from the group consisiting of: halogen, C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6alkenyl, C1-C6alkynyl, C1-C6alkoxy, —NH(C1-C6alkyl), —N(C1-C6alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6alkyl)3(I), —N(C1-C6alkyl)3(Cl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)3(F), —S(O)2(OH), and —S(O)2(C1-C6alkoxy),
wherein the photosensitizer is internalized by larval and/or adult insects within the insect population, and wherein the photosensitizer produces reactive oxygen species upon excitation by light; and
(b) exposing the photosensitized insect population to light in the presence of oxygen to reduce the insect population.
US Pat. No. 9,868,975

USE OF KNOWN COMPOUNDS AS D-AMINO ACID OXIDASE INHIBITORS

Yufeng Jane Tseng, Staff...

1. A method of treating a disease in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject an effective amount
of 5-O-desmethyl-omeprazole or a therapeutically acceptable salt, solvate, or stereoisomer thereof, or a pharmaceutical composition
containing 5-O-desmethyl-omeprazole, wherein the disease is selected from the group consisting of schizophrenia, schizoaffective
disorder, mild cognitive impairment, Tourette Syndrome, ataxia, PTSD, dementia, loss of memory and/or cognition associated
with neurodegenerative diseases, and loss of neuronal function characteristic of neurodegenerative diseases.

US Pat. No. 9,319,007

THREE-DIMENSIONAL POWER AMPLIFIER ARCHITECTURE

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A three-dimensional (3-D) power amplifier architecture, comprising:
a power splitting plane comprising at least one input transformer-based circuit having at least one input transmission line,
at least one input transformer and an input terminal; and

a power combining plane comprising at least one output transformer-based circuit having at least one output transmission line,
at least one output transformer, at least one power amplifier-cell (PA-cell) and an output terminal, wherein the power combining
plane is vertically stacked and electrically connected to the power splitting plane, the 3-D power amplifier architecture
is a dual-radial symmetric architecture, and the input terminal and the output terminal are positioned at center nodes of
the power splitting plane and the power combining plane, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,528,194

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FORMING NANOWIRES USING ANODIC OXIDATION

1. A method for forming one or more nanowires on a substrate, the method comprising:
forming a first protruding structure on the substrate;
placing the substrate including the first protruding structure in an electrolytic solution; and
forming the one or more nanowires inside the first protruding structure by oxidizing the first protruding structure, wherein
the first protruding structure is oxidized via an anodic oxidation that uses the substrate as part of an anode electrode,
the one or more nanowires being surrounded by a first dielectric material formed during the anodic oxidation, and wherein
the oxidizing of the first protruding structure comprises oxidizing a bottom portion of the first protruding structure at
a higher rate than a top portion of the first protruding structure.

US Pat. No. 9,486,984

STEEL SHEET AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A steel sheet, comprising an iron-based material, a first coating layer disposed on the iron-based material, and a second
coating layer disposed on the first coating layer, wherein the first coating layer comprises a zinc alloy and the second coating
layer consists essentially of chromium and carbon, and chromium of the second coating layer has a crystal structure with carbon
doped in the chromium crystal structure, wherein a content of carbon in the second coating layer is greater than 10 at. %.

US Pat. No. 9,319,076

MODULATION METHOD FOR IMPROVING SIGNAL CONVERSION GAIN AND HIGH-GAIN MODULATOR THEREOF

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A modulation method for improving signal conversion gain, comprising:
sampling a first input signal by using a first local oscillation signal and a second local oscillation signal to generate
a first sampled signal;

sampling a second input signal by using a third local oscillation signal and a fourth local oscillation signal to generate
a second sampled signal, wherein the first input signal and the second input signal have a phase difference, and the first
local oscillation signal, the second local oscillation signal, the third local oscillation signal, and the fourth local oscillation
signal have different phases;

sampling the second input signal by using the first local oscillation signal and the second local oscillation signal to generate
a third sampled signal;

sampling the first input signal by using the third local oscillation signal and the fourth local oscillation signal to generate
a fourth sampled signal;

adding the first sampled signal and the second sampled signal to generate a first modulation signal;
adding the third sampled signal and the fourth sampled signal to generate a second modulation signal; and
adding the first modulation signal and the second modulation signal to generate an output signal.

US Pat. No. 9,154,167

RADIO FREQUENCY TRANSMITTING DEVICE AND RADIO FREQUENCY RECEIVING DEVICE

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A radio frequency transmitting device, comprising:
a frequency multiplier circuit configured to amplify a frequency of a fundamental signal to generate a harmonic signal;
a mixer circuit configured to be electrically coupled to the frequency multiplier circuit, and configured to generate a radio
frequency signal according to an input signal and the harmonic signal;

a power splitter configured to be electrically coupled to the mixer circuit, and configured to generate a plurality of sub-radio-frequency
signals according to the radio frequency signal, wherein the power splitter comprises:

a first amplifier;
a plurality of second amplifiers configured to be connected between a common node and a power source in parallel, wherein
the common node is electrically coupled to the first amplifier, and

a plurality of third amplifiers configured to be electrically coupled to the second amplifiers respectively;
a plurality of phase shifting circuits configured to shift phases of the sub-radio-frequency signals respectively;
a plurality of amplifiers configured to amplify power of the sub-radio-frequency signals respectively, wherein each of the
amplifiers comprises:

an input stage configured to receive the sub-radio-frequency signal;
a first coupler configured to be electrically coupled to the input stage;
a plurality of fourth amplifiers, wherein the fourth amplifiers are connected to each other in series and electrically coupled
to the first coupler, wherein the first coupler is configured to couple part of power of the sub-radio-frequency signal to
the fourth amplifiers, and the fourth amplifiers are configured to amplify power of the sub-radio-frequency signal according
to a bias;

a power detector configured to be electrically coupled to the first coupler, wherein the first coupler is configured to couple
part of power of the sub-radio-frequency signal to the power detector, and the power detector is configured to detect the
sub-radio-frequency signal to output a detection signal; and

a voltage clamper configured to be electrically coupled to the power detector, and configured to control the bias according
to the detection signal; and

a plurality of antennas configured to transmit the sub-radio-frequency signals.

US Pat. No. 9,381,491

CERAMIC MATERIAL, METHOD FOR ADSORBING CARBON DIOXIDE AND METHOD FOR CONVERTING CARBON DIOXIDE

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A ceramic material of a chemical formula M1xM2yOz, wherein M1 is selected from a group consisting of Nd, Sm, Yb, Sc, Y, La, Ac, Ga, In, Tl, V, Nb, Ta, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Ca, Sr, Na, and Li;
M2 is selected from a group consisting of Ce, Zn, Ti, Zr and Si; O represents oxygen atom; x<0.5, y>0.5, x+y=1.0, z<2.0; and
the ceramic material has an adsorption capacity of not less than 20 ?mol/g for CO2 at 50° C.

US Pat. No. 9,974,787

MODIFIED ALBUMIN MICROBUBBLE

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A modified microbubble, comprising:an albumin microbubble, comprising:
an albumin shell; and
a gas core inside the albumin shell; and
a plurality of chitosan oligosaccharide lactates connected to an outer surface of the albumin shell.

US Pat. No. 9,444,216

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A TI:SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL FIBER BY LASER-HEATED PEDESTAL GROWTH

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A manufacturing method of a Ti: sapphire crystal fiber, comprising:
providing a Ti: sapphire single crystal rod;
growing said single crystal rod into a crystal fiber having a predetermined diameter by means of LHPG method;
annealing said crystal fiber;
providing a glass capillary into which said crystal fiber is placed; and
growing said crystal fiber covered inside said glass capillary into a single cladding Ti: sapphire crystal fiber by means
of LHPG method.

US Pat. No. 9,225,250

CONTROL CIRCUIT WITH CURRENT SAMPLING MECHANISM FOR REDUCING CURRENT ERROR OF OUTPUT OF POWER CONVERTER AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A control circuit for controlling an output of a power converter by a power switch, wherein a primary side of a transformer
of the power converter, the power switch and a sensing resistor are connected in this order and in series to ground, the control
circuit comprising:
a peak current emulating unit for sampling a plurality of sampling voltages from the sensing resistor and then performing
calculations using the sampling voltages and a linearity of a current through the sensing resistor, so as to obtain a real
current sensing voltage and an initial current sensing voltage;

an error amplifier for receiving a fixed reference voltage and a DC voltage generated from the output of the power converter
and generating an error signal;

a comparator for receiving the real current sensing voltage and the error signal and generating a transition signal; and
a control signal generator for receiving the transition signal and generating a control signal to control the power switch,
wherein the peak current emulating unit comprises:
a sample and hold circuit for sampling the sampling voltages from the sensing resistor respectively at the plurality of sampling
times; and

a peak current calculating circuit for receiving the sampling voltages from the sample and hold circuit, and generating the
real current sensing voltage and the initial current sensing voltage using the sampling voltages,

wherein the sampling times comprise a first sampling time, a second sampling time, a third sampling time and a fourth sampling
time; the sampling voltages corresponding respectively to the sampling times comprise a first sampling voltage, a second sampling
voltage, a third sampling voltage and a fourth sampling voltage; the fourth sampling time is the time when the power switch
turns off; and the time interval between the first sampling time and the second sampling time is the same as a propagation
delay time of the power converter,

wherein the peak current calculating circuit generates the real current sensing voltage by adding the fourth sampling voltage
and the second sampling voltage and subtracting the first sampling voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,106,665

METHOD FOR PRODUCING POLYMER NANOFOAM

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A method for producing a polymer nanofoam, comprising:immersing a polymer material in carbon dioxide at a pressure greater than 5 MPa and a temperature of ?30° C. to 40° C. to obtain a carbon dioxide-saturated polymer material, wherein the polymer material has a melt index (3.8 kg/230° C.) of 0.1-8.0 g/10 min, and a weight-average molecular weight of the polymer material is between 30,000 g/mol and 130,000 g/mol;
depressurizing the carbon dioxide-saturated polymer material to atmospheric pressure; and
heating the carbon dioxide-saturated polymer material to form the polymer nanofoam.
US Pat. No. 9,650,495

MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR ENHANCING ORDERED STRUCTURE OF BLOCK COPOLYMERS

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A manufacturing method for enhancing an ordered structure of block copolymers, sequentially comprising the following steps:
(A) providing a block copolymer and a molecule additive, wherein the block copolymer is formed of a first monomer containing
at least one aromatic ring, and a second monomer optionally containing at least one aromatic ring, the first monomer and the
second monomer are different; the molecule additive is a aliphatic molecule, an aromatic molecule or a combination thereof;
and the aromatic rings of the first monomer, the second monomer, and the molecule additive are each independently selected
from the group consisting of: a substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclic aromatic ring, a substituted or unsubstituted homocyclic
aromatic ring, and a substituted or unsubstituted polycyclic aromatic ring

(B) blending the block copolymer and the molecule additive to form a mixture; and
(C) treating the mixture with a thermal annealing process to manufacture and facilitate the ordered structure of the block
copolymers.

US Pat. No. 9,165,746

ELECTRON BEAM DRIFT DETECTION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETECTING ELECTRON BEAM DRIFT

National Taiwan Universit...

1. An electron beam drift detection device, comprising:
a characteristic identification pattern placed on a portion of a surface of a workpiece and having a predetermined shape,
wherein the characteristic identification pattern is formed by an electron beam resist-coated material with an opening, and
a protection material is placed on the electron beam resist-coated material such that the characteristic identification pattern
is exposed from the opening;

an electron beam emission module used for emitting an electron beam, the electron beam emission module including an electron
beam focus and deflection coil module that focuses and deflects the electron beam such that the focused and deflected electron
beam scans the surface of the workpiece and the characteristic identification pattern;

a backscattered electron and secondary electron detection module detecting backscattered electrons and secondary electrons
generated as a result of action of the focused and deflected electron beam upon the surface of the workpiece and the characteristic
identification pattern, and thus providing corresponding detection signals; and

an image processing module receiving the detection signals and performing an image process on the detection signals in order
to obtain electronic image of the characteristic identification pattern, and measuring a drift degree of the electronic beam
by comparing the electronic image and the predetermined shape of the characteristic identification pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,972,075

IMAGE CORRECTION METHOD OF PROJECTOR AND IMAGE CORRECTION SYSTEM

National Taiwan Universit...

1. An image correction method of projector, comprising:shooting a physical calibration panel by an image capturing apparatus to obtain a first image, wherein the physical calibration panel is arranged on a location where a projection screen of a projector is located;
analyzing the first image by using a processor to obtain a first calibration parameter and a first homography matrix of the image capturing apparatus, wherein the first calibration parameter comprises a first internal parameter and a first distortion parameter, the first internal parameter is set based on a resolution of the first image, wherein a width and a height of the first image are the resolution of the first image;
shooting an outputting image of a calibration panel pattern on the projection screen outputted from the projector by the image capturing apparatus to obtain a second image;
performing an undistorting operation for the second image based on the first internal parameter and the first distortion parameter by using the processor to obtain a third image;
analyzing the third image by using the processor to obtain a second calibration parameter and a second homography matrix of the projector, wherein the second calibration parameter comprises a second internal parameter and a second distortion parameter, the second internal parameter is set based on a resolution of the third image, wherein a width and a height of the third image are the resolution of the third image; and
performing a compensating operation for an original image to be outputted from the projector based on the second calibration parameter, the second homography matrix and the first homography matrix by the processor to obtain a compensated image, so as to output the compensated image on the projection screen from the projector,
wherein the first image and the third image are respectively taken as an image under test, and an internal parameter K and a distortion parameter k of the image under test are calculated, the internal parameter K is the first internal parameter or the second internal parameter, and the distortion parameter k is the first distortion parameter or the second distortion parameter, and step of calculating the internal parameter K and the distortion parameter k of the image under test comprising:
obtaining the internal parameter K based on a width w and a height h of the image under test, wherein

finding a plurality of feature points Xp in the image under test;
multiplying each of the feature points Xp by K?1 to obtain a distortion coordinate Xd;
setting a non-distortion reference pattern, wherein a non-distortion coordinate Xs refers to non-distortion feature points in the reference pattern;
determining the distortion parameter k according to the distortion coordinate Xd and the non-distortion coordinate Xs, wherein the distortion coordinate Xd and the non-distortion coordinate Xs satisfy following Equation:

wherein step of performing the undistorting operation for the second image based on the first calibration parameter by using the processor comprise:
performing the undistorting operation for the second image based on the first internal parameter and the first distortion parameter to eliminate the distortion caused by the image capturing apparatus in the second image to thereby obtain the third image.
US Pat. No. 9,518,301

APTAMER FOR DETECTION OF ALPHA-METHYLACYL-COA RACEMASE AND DIAGNOSTIC KIT THEREOF

National Taiwan Universit...

1. An alpha-methylacyl-CoA racemase binding aptamer which is selected from SEQ ID NO: 5, SEQ ID NO: 6, SEQ ID NO: 7, SEQ ID
NO: 8, or SEQ ID NO: 9.

US Pat. No. 9,499,922

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF DOUBLE CLADDING CRYSTAL FIBER

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A manufacturing method of a double cladding crystal fiber, comprising the steps of:
providing a yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) or a sapphire single crystal rod;
growing said single crystal rod into a single crystal fiber having a predetermined diameter by means of the Laser-Heated Pedestal
Growth (LHPG) method;

providing a glass capillary for inner cladding, wherein said single crystal fiber is placed into said glass capillary for
inner cladding;

providing a glass capillary for outer cladding, wherein said single crystal fiber together with said glass capillary for inner
cladding are placed into said glass capillary for outer cladding in unison; and

heating said glass capillary for inner cladding and said glass capillary for outer cladding simultaneously by means of the
LHPG method, in such a way that said glass capillary for inner cladding together with said glass capillary for outer cladding
are softened and melted simultaneously to attach to the outside of said single crystal fiber, and thus grown into a double
cladding crystal fiber wherein said glass capillary for inner cladding is made of a glass having higher refractive index than
one of said glass capillary for outer cladding.

US Pat. No. 9,490,430

FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS AND METHODS OF FORMING SAME

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method of forming a semiconductor device, the method comprising:
forming a first gate electrode layer over a substrate;
forming a first gate dielectric layer over the first gate electrode layer;
forming a first channel layer over the first gate dielectric layer;
forming an isolation layer over the first channel layer;
forming a second channel layer over the isolation layer;
forming a second gate dielectric layer over the second channel layer;
patterning the second gate dielectric layer, the second channel layer, the isolation layer and the first channel layer to
form a first opening, the first opening extending through the second gate dielectric layer, the second channel layer and the
isolation layer, and into the first channel layer; and

forming a first source/drain region in the first opening, sidewalls of the first source/drain region being spaced apart from
edges of the first channel layer and edges of the second channel layer.

US Pat. No. 9,470,663

METHOD OF CALIBRATING ULTRASOUND VELOCITY

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A method of calibrating ultrasound velocity to obtain a calibrated ultrasound velocity for imaging, the method comprising
the following steps:
(a) receiving an ultrasound non-delayed data set;
(b) performing a beam-forming process on the ultrasound non-delayed data set with a plurality of velocities defining a plurality
of sub-apertures of a probe to generate a plurality of sub-aperture images;

(c) performing a Mean Absolute Percentage Error (MAPE) process on the sub-aperture images to obtain MAPE values defining a
MAPE range, obtaining an intermediate calibration velocity and two calibration sub-aperture images corresponding to a pre-selected
MAPE value located within said MAPE range;

(d) selecting a first sub-aperture and a second sub-aperture corresponding to the two calibration sub-aperture images, performing
the beam-forming process on the ultrasound non-delayed data set with the intermediate calibration velocity to generate a first
aperture image corresponding to the first sub-aperture and a second aperture image corresponding to the second sub-aperture;

(e) utilizing the first aperture image and the second aperture image to generate an image error figure having an error curve;
(f) finding a trend curve according to the error curve; and
(g) finding a lowest point on the trend curve and finding a velocity corresponding to the lowest point to obtain the calibrated
ultrasound velocity, wherein the lowest point on the trend curve shows the lowest MAPE value.

US Pat. No. 9,098,784

BEAUTIFYING METHOD FOR QUICK RESPONSE CODE AND APPARATUS THEREOF

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A beautifying method for a quick response (QR) code, comprising steps of:
choosing an image and embedding the image within the QR code;
determining an ideal value of a correction code corresponding to the QR code, in which the ideal value is determined in accordance
with a version number and an error correction level of the QR code;

calculating an energy function, which is related to a vision beautifying capability, in accordance with the image, the correction
code and the ideal value; and

optimizing the energy function to obtain a minimizing process of the energy function of the ideal value.

US Pat. No. 9,858,671

MEASURING APPARATUS FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL PROFILOMETRY AND METHOD THEREOF

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A measuring apparatus for three-dimensional profilometry, comprising:
a random-speckle generating module, generating a random-speckle beam projecting onto an object for forming a reflecting random-speckle
beam;

a structured fringe generating module, generating a structured fringe beam projecting onto the object for forming a reflecting
structured fringe beam;

an image acquiring module, detecting the reflecting random-speckle beam and the reflecting structured fringe beam for generating
a random-speckle image corresponding to the reflecting random-speckle beam and a structured fringe image corresponding to
the reflecting structured fringe beam; and

a processing module, determining a surface profile on the tested object according to the random-speckle image and structured
fringe image;

wherein the random-speckle generating module further comprises a first light source for generating a first inspecting light
having a first wavelength, and a first optical modulation unit for modulating the first inspecting light into the random-speckle
beam, and the structured fringe generating module further comprises a second light source for generating a second inspecting
light having a second wavelength, and a second optical modulation unit for modulating the second inspecting light into the
structured fringe beam.

US Pat. No. 9,812,395

METHODS OF FORMING AN INTERCONNECT STRUCTURE USING A SELF-ENDING ANODIC OXIDATION

1. A method of forming an interconnect structure, comprising:
forming a protruding structure on a substrate traversing between a first connection region and a second connection region
defined in the substrate, wherein the protruding structure is formed of a single material or a single compound material; and

oxidizing the protruding structure, wherein the oxidizing of the protruding structure forms a nanowire interconnect inside
the protruding structure, the protruding structure being oxidized by performing a self-ending anodic oxidation on the substrate
having the protruding structure,

the nanowire interconnect (i) being substantially surrounded by a dielectric layer formed by the anodic oxidation, the forming
of the dielectric layer reaching a termination point without external interference, and (ii) traversing between the first
connection region and the second connection region.

US Pat. No. 9,808,016

PESTICIDE COMPOSITION FOR SHORTENING THE VIRUS LETHAL TIME

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A method of shortening pesticidal time, comprising:
(1) preparing a pesticide composition, wherein the pesticide composition comprises: (a) a ryanodine receptor insecticide or
a diamides insecticide and (b) baculovirus to provide a synergistic effect, wherein the concentration of the ryanodine receptor
insecticide or the diamides insecticide is 0.1-2.5% and the concentration of the baculovirus is 5.5×108-1.65×109 PIB/ml;

(2) diluting the pesticide composition 1000-3000 times to form a diluted pepticide composition; and
(3) spraying the diluted pesticide composition on third or older instars in fields.

US Pat. No. 9,586,382

CERAMIC/METAL COMPOSITE STRUCTURE

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A ceramic/metal composite structure, comprising:
an aluminum oxide substrate;
an interface bonding layer directly disposed on the aluminum oxide substrate; and
a copper sheet directly disposed on the interface bonding layer and entirely separated from the aluminum oxide substrate by
the interface bonding layer, wherein the interface bonding layer directly bonds the aluminum oxide substrate to the copper
sheet and has a plurality of pores, and a porosity of the interface bonding layer is substantially smaller than or equal to
25% and substantially greater than or equal to 1%.

US Pat. No. 9,425,176

CASCODE TRANSISTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a substrate;
a patterned conductive layer formed on the substrate and including a first conductive region;
a first transistor structure including a first source, a first gate and a first drain and electrically connected to the patterned
conductive layer by flip-chip bonding;

a second transistor structure including a second source, a second gate and a second drain and electrically connected to the
patterned conductive layer by flip-chip bonding; and

a connection wire,
wherein the first gate is electrically connected to the second source through the patterned conductive layer, and the first
source is electrically connected to the second drain through the patterned conductive layer, the first source and the second
drain are both electrically connected to the first conductive region, and one end of said connection wire is directly physically
contacting and electrically connected to the second drain and another end of said connection wire is directly physically contacting
and electrically connected to the first conductive region.

US Pat. No. 10,032,770

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE STRUCTURE AND METHOD

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method comprising:forming a first semiconductor layer over a substrate;
epitaxially growing a single-crystal first insulator layer over the first semiconductor layer;
epitaxially growing a second semiconductor layer over the single-crystal first insulator layer;
epitaxially growing a single-crystal second insulator layer over the second semiconductor layer;
epitaxially growing a third semiconductor layer over the single-crystal second insulator layer;
patterning the first semiconductor layer, the single-crystal first insulator layer, the second semiconductor layer, the single-crystal second insulator layer, and the third semiconductor layer into a stair-step pattern; and
forming contacts to the first semiconductor layer, the second semiconductor layer, and the third semiconductor layer.
US Pat. No. 9,988,495

OLIGOMER ADDITIVE AND LITHIUM BATTERY

National Taiwan Universit...

1. An oligomer additive is obtained by a reaction of a maleimide, a barbituric acid and a dibenzyl trithiocarbonate.
US Pat. No. 9,987,839

PHOTOCURABLE RESIN AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING SYSTEM

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A photocurable resin composition for three-dimensional printing, which is visible-light curable and comprising:a photosensitive prepolymer in a range of 86.5 wt % to 99.7 wt %, a photoinitiator in a range of 0.01 wt % to 5 wt %, an auxiliary photoinitiator in a range of 0.01 wt % to 15 wt %, and a solvent in a range of 0.01 to 10 wt %, wherein
the photosensitive prepolymer comprises at least one selected from the group consisting of butyl acrylate, isodecylacrylate, and polyethylene glycol monoacrylate;
the photoinitiator comprises at least one selected from the group consisting of a fluorone derivatives;
the auxiliary photoinitiator comprises at least one selected from the group consisting of N,N-dimethyl acrylamide, and Ethanaminium, N,N,N-trimethyl-2-(1-oxobutoxy)-butyltriphenylborate.
US Pat. No. 9,649,323

METHODS OF USING DUAL-EFFECT LIPOSOME IN THERAPY

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A method for treating a tumor in a subject, comprising (a) administering a therapeutically effective dose of liposome encapsulating
a photosensitizer and an anti-tumor drug to a subject, wherein the liposome comprises a lipid bilayer comprising phospholipids
and an aqueous interior, (b) performing a first irradiation to the tumor tissues at the time the liposome reaches the tumors,
(c) performing a second irradiation to the tumor tissues at the time the anti-tumor drug released from the liposome accumulates
at the tumor tissues to a maximum amount, and optionally (d) performing third or more irradiations to the tumor tissues; wherein
the photosensitizer is 2-[7S8S)-3Carboxy-7-(2-carboxyethyl)-13-ethenyl-18-ethyl-7.8-dihydro-2,8,12,17-tetramethyl-21H,23H-porphin-5-yl]acetic
acid (chlorin e6; Ce6) and the anti-tumor drug is cis-platin, wherein Ce6 is encapsulated within the lipid bilayer and cis-platin
is encapsulated within the aqueous interior, and wherein the tumor is colon and rectal cancer, lung cancer, cervical cancer,
oral cancer or malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor.

US Pat. No. 9,260,404

PREPARATION OF AMBROX FROM LABDANES OF DYSOXYLUM HONGKONGENSE, AND THE PREPARATION OF NEW DITERPENOIDS FROM DYSOXYLUM HONGKONGENSE

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A method for preparing (?)-8,12-epoxy-13,14,15,16-tetranorlabdane, comprising steps of:
(a) providing a diterpenoid represented by formula (I):

wherein the diterpenoid of formula (I) is extracted from a Dysoxylum hongkongense,
(b) oxidatively transforming the diterpenoid of formula (I) to form the diterpenoid of formula (II):

(c) reducing the diterpenoid of formula (II) with sodium borohydride to form 3-hydroxy-sclareolide;
(d) reacting the 3-hydroxy-sclareolide with methanesulfonyl chloride to form 3-mesyloxy sclareolide;
(e) reacting the 3-mesyloxy sclareolide with lithium aluminium hydride followed by dehydrocyclization using p-toluenesulfonic
acid (TsOH.H2O) in nitromethane to form 3-mesyloxy ambrox;

(f) reacting the 3-mesyloxy ambrox with lithium chloride to form a ?2(3)-ambrox; and

(g) treating the ?2(3)-ambrox with hydrogen gas to form the (?)-8,12-epoxy-13,14,15,16-tetranorlabdane.

US Pat. No. 10,120,196

OPTICAL DEVICE

National Taiwan Universit...

1. An optical device configured for measuring a distance, comprising:a prism having a first light-incident surface and a plurality of first light-transmitting surfaces, the first light-incident surface being disposed opposite to the first light-transmitting surfaces, the first light-transmitting surfaces being mutually inclined and intersecting at a vertex;
a beam splitter having a light-passing surface, and a second light-incident surface and a second light-transmitting surface mutually connected, the second light-incident surface at least partially facing to the first light-transmitting surfaces, the light-passing surface being disposed opposite to the second light-incident surface, the beam splitter further comprising a partially mirror surface therein, the partially mirror surface at least partially facing to the light-passing surface and the second light-incident surface, the light-passing surface being configured to face to a grating;
a detector corresponding to the second light-transmitting surface; and
a light source configured to emit a light beam to enter into the prism through the first light-incident surface, an optical axis of the light beam passing through the vertex and the beam splitter, the first light-transmitting surfaces being configured to retract the light beam away the prism.

US Pat. No. 9,812,558

THREE-DIMENSIONAL TRANSISTOR AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A method of forming a device, the method comprising:
forming a mesa over a substrate;
forming a mask layer over a top surface and sidewalls of the mesa, the mask layer exposing a middle portion of a sidewall
of the mesa; and

etching to form a vertical recess extending from the exposed middle portion of the sidewall into the mesa, wherein the vertical
recess is substantially trapezoidal, V-shaped or U-shaped in a top view, wherein the vertical recess defines a vertically
recessed channel region at a narrow end of the vertical recess;

forming a gate stack over the vertically recessed channel region; and
forming a source region and a drain region at a first end and a second end of the vertically recessed channel region, respectively,
wherein a length of the gate stack measured along a first direction from the source region to the drain region is equal to
or larger than a length of the narrow end of the vertical recess measured along the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,576,094

LOGIC CIRCUIT AND SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR LOGIC SYNTHESIS

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A logic circuit, comprising:
at least one first input;
at least one second input;
an output;
an input acknowledgement node configured to be coupled to a next logic stage;
an output acknowledgement node configured to be coupled to a previous logic stage;
a logic evaluation block coupled to the at least one first input, the at least one second input, and the output,
the logic evaluation block configured to perform a logic evaluation of first and second input signals at the corresponding
at least one first input and at least one second input, and to output an output signal corresponding to a result of the logic
evaluation;

a pre-charging circuit coupled to the at least one first input, the input acknowledgement node, and the logic evaluation block,
the pre-charging circuit configured to pre-charge the logic evaluation block in response to the first input signal and a next
stage acknowledgement signal at the input acknowledgement node; and

a completion detection circuit coupled to the at least one second input, the output, and the output acknowledgement node,
the completion detection circuit configured to generate a previous stage acknowledgement signal at the output acknowledgement
node in response to the second input signal and the output signal.

US Pat. No. 9,559,209

FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS AND METHODS OF FORMING SAME

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method of forming a semiconductor device, the method comprising:
forming a first source/drain layer over a substrate;
forming a channel layer over the first source/drain layer;
forming a second source/drain layer over the channel layer;
patterning the first source/drain layer, the channel layer, and the second source/drain layer to form a fin-shaped structure;
forming a gate stack on a sidewall of the fin-shaped structure; and
patterning the fin-shaped structure to expose a top surface of the first source/drain layer; and
after the forming the gate stack, forming a dielectric layer over the first source/drain layer, the second source/drain layer,
and the gate stack, the dielectric layer physically contacting the top surface of the first source/drain layer and a top surface
of the second source/drain layer.

US Pat. No. 9,397,576

CONTROL CIRCUIT

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A control circuit for controlling an input power or an output current of a converter, wherein the converter comprises a
transformer and a power switch, and the power switch is electrically coupled to a primary winding of the transformer, the
control circuit comprising:
a current sensing unit electrically coupled to the power switch, the current sensing unit configured to sense a current flowing
through the power switch, and to convert the current into a voltage;

a current emulating unit electrically coupled to an auxiliary winding of the transformer, the power switch, and the current
sensing unit, the current emulating unit configured to determine a propagation delay period according to a voltage transient
time of the auxiliary winding and a turn-off time of the power switch, to retrieve a plurality of sampling times in a conduction
period of the power switch according to the propagation delay period, to obtain a plurality of sampling voltages at the sampling
times by the current sensing unit, and to obtain a peak current and a valley current flowing through the power switch according
to the sampling voltages;

a control unit configured to generate a control signal according to the peak current and the valley current, wherein the control
signal is configured to control the power switch so as to control the input power or the output current of the converter,

wherein the sampling times comprises a first sampling time, a second sampling time, and a third sampling time, wherein a time
interval between the first sampling time and the second sampling time is substantially equal to the propagation delay period,
and the third sampling time is the turn-off time of the power switch.

US Pat. No. 9,303,617

WAVE ENERGY GATHERING AND ENHANCING DEVICE UTILIZING LINEARIZED SHALLOW WATER WAVE THEORY

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A wave energy gathering and enhancing device, disposed in a setting area of the sea-bed, a seawater wave approaches the
wave energy gathering and enhancing device with a wave vector, the wave energy gathering and enhancing device comprising:
a plurality of structures, arranged below the sea surface in a two-dimensional symmetric discrete group, each of the structures
having a top surface located below the sea surface with a predetermined depth, a lattice with a definite lattice constant
formed by the plurality of structures, a lattice plane formed by the structures and the wave vector of the seawater wave forming
an angle, wherein the structures enhance the amplitude of the seawater wave above the structures when the seawater wave interacts
with and passes through the structures;

wherein the plurality of the structures are arranged in one of a square lattice, a equilateral triangular lattice, or a hexagonal
lattice;

when the plurality of the structures are arranged in the square lattice, the ratio (h0/h) of the sea depth and the predetermined
depth of the top surface of the structures located below the sea surface is x, the ratio (r/a) of the radius of the cylinder
and the lattice constant is y, the product of x and y is between 1 and 1.75, such that 1.00?xy?1.75;

when the plurality of the structures are arranged in the equilateral triangular lattice, the ratio (h0/h) of the sea depth
and the predetermined depth of the top surface of the structures located below the sea surface is x, the ratio (r/a) of the
radius of the cylinder and the lattice constant is y, the product of x and y is between 1.25 and 4.2, such that 1.25?xy?4.2;

when the plurality of the structures are arranged in the hexagonal lattice, the ratio (h0/h) of the sea depth and the predetermined
depth of the top surface of the structures located below the sea surface is x, the ratio (r/a) of the radius of the cylinder
and the lattice constant is y, the product of x and y is between 2.55 and 4.32, such that 2.55?xy?4.32.

US Pat. No. 9,202,991

FLUORESCENT MATERIAL OF LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE AND METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. An inorganic nitride-based fluorescent material, comprising:
an inorganic fluorescent host material represented by the following formula (I):
(M)xSiyNz:At  (I)
wherein, M is at least one metal selected from the group consisting of metals of IIA and IIIA,
x being from 1.0 to 3.0,
y being from 0.7 to 6.0,
z being from 1.0 to 9.0,
At being an activator; and
a surface coating material of at least one metal hydroxide or metal carbonate, and the metal of the metal hydroxide or the
metal carbonate is selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, La, Ga, In, Sn, Sb and
Bi.

US Pat. No. 9,111,151

NETWORK ON CHIP PROCESSOR WITH MULTIPLE CORES AND ROUTING METHOD THEREOF

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A NoC processor comprising:
multiple cores, each of the cores is assigned with an addressing string with L based-D words, and the addressing string does
not have two neighboring identical words, wherein L present of an addressing string length is an integer larger than 1, D
present of a word selection is an integer larger than 2; and

a Kautz NoC, wherein each of the cores is unidirectionally link to other (D?1) cores through the Kautz NoC, and in the two
connected cores, the last (L?1) words associated with the addressing string of one core are same as the first (L?1) words
associated with the addressing string of the other core.

US Pat. No. 9,537,089

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR HUGE MAGNETORESISTANCE IN GRAPHENE-BASED MAGNETIC TUNNEL JUNCTIONS WITH SEGMENTED POTENTIALS

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A magnetic tunnel junction, comprising:
a pinned layer;
a free layer; and
a periodic graphene nanoribbon layer having a plurality of segmented units, and disposed between the pinned layer and the
free layer,

wherein each of the plurality of segmented units includes at least one first segment and at least one second segment having
a potential difference therebetween.

US Pat. No. 9,503,996

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CELL SEARCH AND SYNCHRONIZATION IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. An apparatus for cell search and synchronization for a subscriber station of a Long Term Evolution (LTE) system utilizing
a primary synchronization signal to establish synchronization with the LTE system comprising:
an integer carrier frequency offset (ICFO) detector of the subscriber station receiving a primary synchronization signal of
a primary synchronization code in each frame of the LTE system without identifying an identification associated with the primary
synchronization signal, and performing, by using at least one processor and at least one register of the ICFO detector, an
ICFO calculation thereon to output an ICFO signal; and

a primary synchronization signal detector of the subscriber station receiving the primary synchronization signal and the ICFO
signal, and performing, by using at least one processor and at least one register of the primary synchronization signal detector,
a correlation calculation thereon to output an unique ID to which the primary synchronization signal corresponds so that the
sequential transmission of control signals and data between a base station and the subscriber station can be performed at
correct clock pulses.

US Pat. No. 9,460,516

METHOD AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS FOR GENERATING A DEPTH MAP

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A method for generating a depth map for an image captured by a light-field camera, the image including at least two objects,
the light-field camera including a main lens, an image sensor, and a microlens array that includes a plurality of microlenses,
the method being implemented by an image processing apparatus and comprising the steps of:
a) for each of the objects in the image, determining a depth level according to an angle of incidence in which light incident
upon the object is projected onto the image sensor through the microlens array;

b) calculating a depth value of the depth level associated with one of the objects that serves as a reference object, the
depth value indicating the distance between the reference object and the main lens;

c) estimating a depth value for the depth level associated with another one of the objects that serves as a relative object;
and

d) generating a depth map according to the depth values;
wherein, in step c), the depth value is estimated based on a distance between a first location on the image sensor, on which
light incident upon the reference object is projected, and a second location on the image sensor, on which light incident
upon the relative object is projected.

US Pat. No. 9,269,840

METHOD FOR FORMING A SOLAR CELL WITH TREE-LIKE NANOSTRUCTURE

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A method for forming a photo-active layer of a solar cell, the method comprising:
in-situ forming a plurality of trunk parts on a conducting metal layer;
performing a deposition process to deposit a plurality of first branch parts on said trunk parts;
providing a solution comprising a conjugate polymer filler and a plurality of second branch parts; and
infiltrating said solution into spaces between trunk parts to have said second branch parts deposited on said first branch
parts of the surfaces of said trunk parts so as to form a tree-like nanostructure array which of the spaces between said trunk
parts in the array is less than or equal to 300 nm, the diameter of each said trunk part is more than or equal to 30 nm, the
length of each said trunk part is more than or equal to 50 nm, the diameter of each said branch part is less than or equal
to 10 nm, the length of each said branch part is less than or equal to 30 nm and to have said conjugate polymer filler cover
and fill in said tree-like nanostructure array at the same time wherein said tree-like nanostructure array is used as an electron
acceptor, said conjugate polymer filler is as an electron donor, said trunk part is used to provide a long straight transport
pathway to transport electrons, the large contact area between said branch part and said conjugate polymer filler provides
electron-hole separation, and said tree-like nanostructure array and said conjugate polymer filler function together as said
photo-active layer of the solar cell.

US Pat. No. 9,160,065

SUBSTRATE EMBEDDED ANTENNA AND ANTENNA ARRAY CONSTITUTED THEREBY

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. An antenna, comprising:
a plurality of substrates, each of the substrates having at least one through-hole;
a metal fill placed within each of the plurality of through-holes, the metal fill within each through-hole connecting one
another to form a columnar metal conductor which acts as a radiating body of the antenna;

a metal reflector placed at a direction opposite to a desired radiation direction of the radiating body to concentrate its
radiation in a desired direction; and

a feed line electrically coupled to the radiating body to input and output electrical signals.

US Pat. No. 9,153,933

TI: SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL FIBER, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND WIDE BAND LIGHT SOURCE USING THE SAME

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A wide band light source device using a Ti: sapphire crystal fiber, comprising:
a single-clad Ti: sapphire crystal fiber; and
a pumping light source used for providing a pumping beam onto one end of said crystal fiber;
wherein the full-width at half-maximum of output optical spectrum covers a wave band between 670 and 850 nm with coherence
length in air of 1.45 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,112,073

PHOTO DETECTOR

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A photo detector, comprising:
a substrate;
a flat metal layer, formed on the substrate;
a dielectric layer, formed on the flat metal layer;
a patterned metal layer, form on the dielectric layer, comprising a first interdigitated electrode and a second interdigitated
electrode,

wherein the first interdigitated electrode is adjacent to the second interdigitated electrode; and
a semiconductor film, formed on the dielectric layer, covering the first interdigitated electrode and the second interdigitated
electrode;

wherein when the semiconductor film receives an incident light, the flat metal layer and the patterned metal layer are operated
in the localized surface plasmon mode or a waveguide mode for absorbing a certain narrow bandwidth radiation light of the
incident light, and therefore, the electrical conductivity of the semiconductor film is changed and the optical energy absorbed
by the photo detector is determined.

US Pat. No. 9,062,081

PREPARATION OF PHENOL- OR THIOPHENYL-SULFONIC ACID FUNCTIONALIZED SOLID ACIDS

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A method of preparing an aryl sulfonic acid-functionalized solid, comprising:
forming a 3-arylpropyl trimethoxysilane by reacting 3-chloropropyl trimethoxysilane with an aromatic compound;
forming an aryl-functionalized solid by grafting the 3-arylpropyl trimethoxysilane onto an inorganic solid material having
free —OH groups thereon in an organic solvent under a reflux condition; and

forming an aryl sulfonic acid-functionalized solid by sulfonating the aryl-functionalized solid by a sulfonating agent.

US Pat. No. 9,045,177

OMNI-DIRECTIONAL TERRAIN CROSSING MECHANISM

National Taiwan Universit...

1. An omni-directional terrain crossing mechanism, comprising:
a first body having at least one pair of first claw wheels and a plurality of support members;
a second body coupled to the first body via a folding motor, the folding motor facilitating folding of the first and second
bodies relative to one another, and having at least one pair of second claw wheels;

a first wheel space and a second wheel space, each separately disposed between two of the plurality of support members of
the first body and having one of the first claw wheels disposed therein; and

wherein each of the claw wheels further comprises a strengthening spoke as well as a first rim disposed on one end of the
spoke and a second rim disposed on the other end of the spoke opposite the first rim, each of the rims having the shape of
a quarter circle,

wherein the first claw wheels of the first body combine with the second claw wheels of the second body and are transformed
into a pair of complete wheels when the folding motor folds the first and second bodies relative to one another, such that
the first and second wheel spaces each accommodate one of the first claw wheels and one of the second claw wheels with the
strengthening spokes of the first claw wheels being adjacent and perpendicular to the strengthening spoke of the second claw
wheels combined therewith.

US Pat. No. 9,808,556

BIOCOMPATIBLE AND BIODEGRADABLE ELASTOMER

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A biocompatible and biodegradable elastomer, comprising: a main chain of polyurethane comprising a hard segment and a soft
segment, the hard segment is formed by reaction of diisocyanate, 2,2-bis(hydroxymethyl)propionic acid and a chain extender,
and the soft segment is a biodegradable oligomer diol, wherein the biodegradable oligomer diol is a combination consisting
of 40˜96 mol % polycaprolactone diol and 4˜60 mol % polylactic acid diol, a combination consisting of 94˜96 mol % polycaprolactone
diol and 4˜6 mol % poly(ethylene glycol) diol or a combination consisting of 78˜84 mol % polycaprolactone diol, 12˜18 mol
% poly-DL-lactic acid diol and 4˜6 mol % poly(ethylene glycol) diol;
wherein the polylactic acid diol has a molecular weight of 1040-2520 g/mol and poly(ethylene glycol) diol has a molecular
weight of 1450-2400 g/mol; and

wherein the molar ratio of diisocyanate:soft segment:2,2-bis(hydroxymethyl)propionic acid:chain extender is 3-4:1:1-2:1.52.

US Pat. No. 9,655,230

ELECTROMAGNETIC NOISE FILTER DEVICE AND EQUIVALENT FILTER CIRCUIT THEREOF

National Taiwan Universit...

1. An equivalent filter circuit formed by an electromagnetic coupling generated on an electromagnetic noise filter device,
comprising:
a first equivalent transmission line model, including:
a first main transmission line, connected at one port thereof to a signal inputted terminal and connected at the other port
thereof to a signal outputted terminal; and

a first sub transmission line;
a second equivalent transmission line model, including:
a second main transmission line, connected at one port thereof to ground; and
a second sub transmission line, connected at one port thereof to one port of said first sub transmission line; and
a third equivalent transmission line model, including:
a third main transmission line, wherein the other port of said second main transmission line is grounded via said third main
transmission line; and

a third sub transmission line, wherein the other port of said second sub transmission line is connected to the other port
of said first sub transmission line via said third sub transmission line;

wherein an impedance element is paralleled between said second equivalent transmission line model and said third equivalent
transmission line model.

US Pat. No. 9,505,001

POROUS FILM MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE FOR AUTOMATIC SURFACE PLASMON RESONANCE QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A porous film microfluidic device for surface plasmon resonance (SPR) quantitative analysis, comprising:
a sample well;
a porous film support structure, which comprises a first port having a width of 1-2 mm, a second port, and a third port, wherein
the first port is connected to the sample well, a porous film is formed over the bottom of the porous film support structure,
and a glass fiber film attached with a chemical agent is sandwiched between the porous film support structure and the porous
film;

a waste tank connected to the second port of the porous film support structure, wherein a water absorption element is disposed
in the waste tank, and a vertical distance between a bottom surface of the water absorption element and a top surface of the
porous film is 200-400 ?m;

a buffer solution tank connected to the third port of the porous film support structure and sealed by a sealing film; and
a COC plastic prism disposed over the bottom of the porous film support structure, wherein the COC plastic prism comprises
a metal film attached with a biomolecule and in contact with the porous film, and a metal oxide layer is formed over the COC
plastic prism and between the metal film and COC plastic prism,

wherein, a sample flows from the sample well into the porous film support structure to reach the metal film by a natural force,
and a buffer solution flows from the buffer solution tank into the porous film support structure through the third port to
reach the metal film by the natural force;

wherein the water absorption element and the porous film are not in direct contact with each other and there is no intervening
element disposed between the water absorption element and the porous film.

US Pat. No. 9,317,765

HUMAN IMAGE TRACKING SYSTEM, AND HUMAN IMAGE DETECTION AND HUMAN IMAGE TRACKING METHODS THEREOF

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A human image detection method for detecting a human image position in a detection area, comprising:
receiving by an image processing unit a depth image data from a depth image sensor;
removing by the image processing unit a background image of the depth image data for obtaining a foreground image;
receiving the foreground image by a human image detection unit, which performs a graph-based segment process on the foreground
image to obtain a plurality of graph blocks;

determining by the human image detection unit whether a potential human region exists in the graph blocks according to an
area size of each graph block; determining by the human image detection unit whether the potential human region is a potential
human head region according to a similarity between the potential human region and a hemisphere model if the potential human
region exists;

determining by the human image detection unit whether the potential human head region is a real human head region according
to an area size of a surrounding region adjacent to the potential human head region if the potential human region is the potential
human head region; and

determining by the human image detection unit the position of the real human head region as the human image position if the
potential human head region is the real human head region.

US Pat. No. 9,169,822

DEEP OCEAN CURRENT POWER PLANT AND CONSTRUCTING PROCEDURE THEREOF

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A deep ocean current power plant, comprising:
at least one relay platform, submerged in a deep ocean current;
a plurality of platform anchorage cables, anchoring the relay platform to a seabed;
a plurality of turbine generators, anchored to the relay platform, located above the relay platform and at least 30 meters
(m) under ocean surface, and configured to covert kinetic energy of the deep ocean current into electrical energy; and

a power conversion equipment, installed on the relay platform, and configured to gather the electrical energy generated by
the turbine generators to generate an electrical power, and to modulate the electrical power to be transmitted to a land power
station.

US Pat. No. 9,147,805

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING TRENCH AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A fabrication method of a semiconductor device, comprising:
providing a silicon (110) substrate, wherein a plurality of trenches are formed on the silicon (110) substrate, each of the
trenches at least extends along a first direction, the first direction is parallel to a <1-10> crystal direction of the silicon
(110) substrate, and only air is in the trenches as a transmitting medium;

forming a buffer layer on the silicon (110) substrate, the buffer layer exposing the trenches;
forming a first type doped semiconductor layer on the buffer layer, the first type doped semiconductor layer covering the
trenches;

forming a light-emitting layer on the first type doped semiconductor layer; and
forming a second type doped semiconductor layer on the light-emitting layer.

US Pat. No. 9,143,153

ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERSION DEVICE AND ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERSION METHOD

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

9. An analog to digital conversion device, comprising:
a coarse analog to digital converter (ADC), for receiving an analog input signal and generating a first digital signal according
to the analog input signal;

a control module, for comparing each bit of the second-most significant bit of the first digital signal to the least significant
bit of the first digital signal with the most significant bit of the first digital signal, so as to correspondingly generate
at least one comparison result;

a fine ADC, comprising a high bit capacitor array, a low bit capacitor array, and a latching comparator circuit, wherein the
high bit capacitor array is used for switching according to the at least one comparison result to convert the analog input
signal into a residual signal, and the low bit capacitor array and the latching comparator circuit are used for generating
a second digital signal according to the residual signal; and

an output unit, for combining the first digital signal and the second digital signal to generate a digital output signal.

US Pat. No. 9,065,690

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING CHANNEL SHORTENING EQUALIZATION WITH FREQUENCY NOTCH MITIGATION

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A method for performing channel shortening equalization with frequency notch mitigation, the method being applied to an
electronic device, the electronic device comprising a time domain equalizer (TEQ), the method comprising the steps of:
obtaining, by a controller, channel response information from channel estimation to determine a relaxed channel convolution
matrix corresponding to the channel response information, with the relaxed channel convolution matrix being a partial matrix
of a channel convolution matrix corresponding to the channel response information, wherein the relaxed channel convolution
matrix is obtained from omitting a portion of matrix elements of the channel convolution matrix; and

based upon the relaxed channel convolution matrix, jointly performing time domain channel shortening control and frequency
domain flatness control over the TEQ to perform channel shortening equalization with frequency notch mitigation by utilizing
the TEQ, wherein the step of jointly performing time domain channel shortening control and frequency domain flatness control
over the TEQ to perform channel shortening equalization with frequency notch mitigation by utilizing the TEQ further comprises:

calculating, by a matrix multiplier comprised in a calculation circuit, a product of a complex conjugate transpose of the
relaxed channel convolution matrix and the relaxed channel convolution matrix;

wherein the portion of matrix elements of the channel convolution matrix comprises at least one row of matrix elements within
the channel convolution matrix;

at least one relative row location of the at least one row of matrix elements within the channel convolution matrix corresponds
to a delay parameter that is utilized for controlling a window position of channel shortening;

the portion of matrix elements of the channel convolution matrix comprises a plurality of rows of matrix elements within the
channel convolution matrix; and the plurality of rows of matrix elements starts at a (d+2)th row within the channel convolution matrix, wherein the parameter d represents the delay parameter that is utilized for controlling
the window position of channel shortening.

US Pat. No. 10,145,527

LASER CAR LAMP AND NIGHT VISION SYSTEM USING THE SAME

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A laser car lamp, comprising:a light guide element having at least a first surface and at least a second surface opposite to the first surface;
at least a phosphor element disposed at an end of the second surface of the light guide element;
at least one first laser diode;
at least one second laser diode;
a lens disposed at an end of the first surface of the light guide element; and
at least one reflector configured to reflect the first laser beam generated by the first laser diode and reflect the second laser beam generated by the second laser diode to the first surface,
wherein the first laser beam is scattered by the phosphor element to form a first scattered light, the second laser beam is excited and scattered by the phosphor element to form a second scattered light, and a mixed light beam including the first scattered light beam and the second scattered light beam is emitted from the first surface toward the lens.

US Pat. No. 9,639,923

BILATERAL FILTER AND A METHOD THEREOF

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A bilateral filtering method, comprising:
decomposing an image patch by pixel intensity to form a stack of patches;
computing spatial filtering response of each intensity;
multiplying the spatial filtering response of each intensity by corresponding intensity, thereby resulting in multiplied spatial
filtering response of each intensity; and

summing up the multiplied spatial filtering responses of different intensities weighted with corresponding range weights.

US Pat. No. 9,627,411

THREE-DIMENSIONAL TRANSISTOR AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A device comprising:
a first semiconductor fin extending over a substrate, wherein the first semiconductor fin has a vertical recess extending
from a first sidewall of the first semiconductor fin toward a second sidewall of the first semiconductor fin opposite the
first sidewall, wherein a distance between two opposing sidewalls of the vertical recess decreases as the vertical recess
extends toward the second sidewall of the first semiconductor fin;

a vertically recessed channel region between the second sidewall of the first semiconductor fin and a bottom of the vertical
recess, wherein the bottom is a third sidewall of the vertical recess opposite the first sidewall of the first semiconductor
fin;

a source region at a first end of the vertically recessed channel region;
a drain region at a second end of the vertically recessed channel region; and
a gate stack over the vertically recessed channel region, wherein a length of the gate stack measured along a first direction
from the source region to the drain region is the same as or larger than a length of the bottom of the vertical recess measured
along the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,492,836

COATING MODULE

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A coating module, suitable for coating a liquid onto a substrate, comprising:
a planar slot consisting of: two plates, wherein the planar slot is constructed only by the two plates therebetween with two
plane surfaces in parallel, an end of the slot has a slot inlet, the other end of the slot has a slot outlet, and one of the
two plates has an injecting port, wherein the material of the two plates comprises silicon wafer or glass; and

a curved diversion structure, connecting the injecting port and the slot inlet with at least one curved periphery from the
injecting port to the planar slot, wherein the liquid is configured to enter the diversion structure via the injecting port,
then uniformly flow to the slot inlet through the diversion structure, then flow into the slot via the slot inlet, and then
uniformly outflow from the slot via the slot outlet, so that the liquid flows from a hole and disperses as a thin film through
the curved diversion structure to directly form a thin film through the planar slot to be coated onto the substrate.