Patents by Inventor Chao-Chi Chen

Chao-Chi Chen has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210407947
    Abstract: A semiconductor device structure, along with methods of forming such, are described. The structure includes a substrate having one or more devices formed thereon, one or more bonding pads disposed over the substrate, and a first passivation layer disposed over the one or more bonding pads. The first passivation layer includes a first passivation sublayer having a first dielectric material, a second passivation sublayer disposed over the first passivation sublayer, and the second passivation sublayer has a second dielectric material different from the first dielectric material. The first passivation layer further includes a third passivation sublayer disposed over the second passivation sublayer, and the third passivation sublayer has a third dielectric material different from the second dielectric material. At least two of the first, second, and third passivation sublayers each includes a nitride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hsin-Chi CHEN, Hsun-Ying HUANG, Chih-Ming LEE, Shang-Yen WU, Chih-An YANG, Hung-Wei HO, Chao-Ching CHANG, Tsung-Wei HUANG
  • Patent number: 11139744
    Abstract: A flyback power converter includes a primary side controller circuit for controlling a primary side switch; and a secondary side controller circuit for generating an SR (Synchronous Rectification) signal to control an SR switch. The SR signal includes an SR pulse and a ZVS (Zero Voltage Switching) pulse. The SR pulse controls the SR switch for synchronous rectification at the secondary side. The secondary side controller circuit samples and holds a voltage at a first end of the SR switch as a first voltage at a timing between the end of the ZVS pulse and the beginning of the SR pulse, and determines a length of the ZVS pulse so as to control the SR switch to be conductive for a ZVS time period, whereby the primary side switch achieves ZVS. The first voltage is proportional to an input voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wei-Hsu Chang, Ta-Yung Yang, Yu-Chang Chen, Chao-Chi Chen, Chuh-Ching Li, Li-Di Lo, Hao-Wen Chung
  • Patent number: 11139742
    Abstract: A switching controller circuit for controlling a flyback power converter includes: a power transformer, a primary side controller circuit and a secondary side controller circuit. The power transformer is coupled between the input voltage and the output voltage in an isolated manner. The primary side controller circuit controls a primary side switch of the flyback power converter. The secondary side controller circuit generates a synchronous rectification (SR) signal, to control an SR switch of the flyback power converter. The SR signal includes an SR pulse and a soft switching (SS) pulse. The SR pulse controls the SR switch to be ON for an SR period, to achieve synchronous rectification at the secondary side. The SS pulse controls the SR switch to be ON for an SS period, to achieve soft switching of the primary side switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Wei-Hsu Chang, Ta-Yung Yang, Yu-Chang Chen, Chao-Chi Chen, Chuh-Ching Li, Li-Di Lo, Hao-Wen Chung
  • Patent number: 11047494
    Abstract: An air admittance valve preventing mephitis overflow, having a main body with an air entry guide base defining an air entry guide; a pivot support; and a valve seat. A sealing valve group having a sealing valve body that defines a recess; a flexible member; a pivot housing; and a pivot. The valve seat is located about the air entry guide. The pivot is located in the pivot housing and the pivot support, and the pivot is located along, or adjacent to, the center of gravity of the sealing valve body. The flexible member is at least partially located in the recess and abuts the main body; and when the air admittance valve is closed, the sealing valve body abuts the valve seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventors: Chao Chi Chen, Michael Chiang
  • Patent number: 11018597
    Abstract: A flyback power converter circuit includes: a transformer; a primary side switch, for controlling a primary winding to convert an input voltage to an output voltage and an internal voltage; a primary side control circuit, which is powered by the internal voltage; the primary side control circuit generates a switching signal according to a feedback signal, to operate the primary side switch; a secondary side control circuit, which generates the feedback signal according the output voltage; and a dummy load circuit, which is coupled to the output voltage, wherein when the output voltage drops to or is lower than a predetermined threshold, the dummy load circuit generates a dummy load current, to determine the feedback signal, so that the internal voltage is not undesirably low. When the output voltage exceeds the predetermined threshold, the dummy load circuit adjusts the dummy load current to zero current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ta-Yung Yang, Chao-Chi Chen, Chen-Hung Tsai, Chuh-Ching Li
  • Publication number: 20210126543
    Abstract: A switching controller circuit for controlling a flyback power converter includes: a power transformer, a primary side controller circuit and a secondary side controller circuit. The power transformer is coupled between the input voltage and the output voltage in an isolated manner. The primary side controller circuit controls a primary side switch of the flyback power converter. The secondary side controller circuit generates a synchronous rectification (SR) signal, to control an SR switch of the flyback power converter. The SR signal includes an SR pulse and a soft switching (SS) pulse. The SR pulse controls the SR switch to be ON for an SR period, to achieve synchronous rectification at the secondary side. The SS pulse controls the SR switch to be ON for an SS period, to achieve soft switching of the primary side switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Wei-Hsu Chang, Ta-Yung Yang, Yu-Chang Chen, Chao-Chi Chen, Chuh-Ching Li, Li-Di Lo, Hao-Wen Chung
  • Publication number: 20210111634
    Abstract: A flyback power converter includes a primary side controller circuit for controlling a primary side switch; and a secondary side controller circuit for generating an SR (Synchronous Rectification) signal to control an SR switch. The SR signal includes an SR pulse and a ZVS (Zero Voltage Switching) pulse. The SR pulse controls the SR switch for synchronous rectification at the secondary side. The secondary side controller circuit samples and holds a voltage at a first end of the SR switch as a first voltage at a timing between the end of the ZVS pulse and the beginning of the SR pulse, and determines a length of the ZVS pulse so as to control the SR switch to be conductive for a ZVS time period, whereby the primary side switch achieves ZVS. The first voltage is proportional to an input voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Wei-Hsu Chang, Ta-Yung Yang, Yu-Chang Chen, Chao-Chi Chen, Chuh-Ching Li, Li-Di Lo, Hao-Wen Chung
  • Publication number: 20200358367
    Abstract: A flyback power converter circuit includes: a transformer; a primary side switch, for controlling a primary winding to convert an input voltage to an output voltage and an internal voltage; a primary side control circuit, which is powered by the internal voltage; the primary side control circuit generates a switching signal according to a feedback signal, to operate the primary side switch; a secondary side control circuit, which generates the feedback signal according the output voltage; and a dummy load circuit, which is coupled to the output voltage, wherein when the output voltage drops to or is lower than a predetermined threshold, the dummy load circuit generates a dummy load current, to determine the feedback signal, so that the internal voltage is not undesirably low. When the output voltage exceeds the predetermined threshold, the dummy load circuit adjusts the dummy load current to zero current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Ta-Yung Yang, Chao-Chi Chen, Chen-Hung Tsai, Chuh-Ching Li
  • Patent number: 10816098
    Abstract: A valve structure with an elastic anti-leakage member includes a spool, a seat, and a switch. The spool body has at least one inner notch formed on the side of the spool body, and the inner notch has at least one elastic anti-leakage member installed in the inner notch. The spool is contained inside the seat, and the elastic anti-leakage member is located in the inner chamber of the inner notch and has a surface elastically abutting the internal cavity wall of the inner chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: Chao-Chi Chen, Shen-En Chiang
  • Publication number: 20200168332
    Abstract: Provided herein is a display system for medical information and a method for generating display content. The system is applicable to a medical institution for monitoring statuses of patient beds. The system includes a patient bed system and a central serving system. The central serving system receives data generated by medical instruments around the patient beds simultaneously. In the central serving system, the data is analyzed and compared with thresholds for classifying the statuses of the patients. After visualizing the data, an information display panel is incorporated to display the information with respect to each of the patient beds. The status at each patient bed can be expressed by various graphic charts and shown on the panel. The different degrees of the statuses of patients are shown with different display effects that can be provided for the medical staff to determine and deal with emergency situations immediately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Ray-Jade Chen, Yu-Sheng Lo, Lan-Ying Kang, Kuang-Hung Hsu, Chao-Chi Chen, Yu-Tao Chang
  • Publication number: 20200011439
    Abstract: An air admittance valve preventing mephitis overflow, having a main body with an air entry guide base defining an air entry guide; a pivot support; and a valve seat. A sealing valve group having a sealing valve body that defines a recess; a flexible member; a pivot housing; and a pivot. The valve seat is located about the air entry guide. The pivot is located in the pivot housing and the pivot support, and the pivot is located along, or adjacent to, the center of gravity of the sealing valve body. The flexible member is at least partially located in the recess and abuts the main body; and when the air admittance valve is closed, the sealing valve body abuts the valve seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Chao Chi Chen, Michael Chiang
  • Patent number: 10415712
    Abstract: An air admittance valve preventing mephitis overflow, having a main body with an air entry guide base defining an air entry guide; a pivot support; and a valve seat. A sealing valve group having a sealing valve body that defines a recess; a flexible member; a pivot housing; and a pivot. The valve seat is located about the air entry guide. The pivot is located in the pivot housing and the pivot support, and the pivot is located along, or adjacent to, the center of gravity of the sealing valve body. The flexible member is at least partially located in the recess and abuts the main body; and when the air admittance valve is closed, the sealing valve body abuts the valve seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Chao Chi Chen, Michael Chiang
  • Publication number: 20190226616
    Abstract: A quick connector structure includes a fitting connector, a connector, and a U-shaped positioning snap pin. The fitting connector is a pipe connector, a three-way valve connector, or a washing machine valve connector. The fitting connector is combined with a pipe body. The U-shaped positioning snap pin ensures the stability of the connection between the fitting connector and the connector. The quick connector structure enables rapid positioning and assembly, reducing the assembly difficulty in a smaller or concealed space and achieving the effects of assembly stability and convenience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Chao-Chi CHEN, Shen-En CHIANG
  • Publication number: 20190154158
    Abstract: A valve structure with an elastic anti-leakage member includes a spool, a seat, and a switch. The spool body has at least one inner notch formed on the side of the spool body, and the inner notch has at least one elastic anti-leakage member installed in the inner notch. The spool is contained inside the seat, and the elastic anti-leakage member is located in the inner chamber of the inner notch and has a surface elastically abutting the internal cavity wall of the inner chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Chao-Chi CHEN, Shen-En CHIANG
  • Patent number: 10184571
    Abstract: A valve structure with an elastic anti-leakage member includes a spool, a seat, and a switch. The spool body has at least one inner notch formed on a side of the spool body, and the inner notch has at least one elastic anti-leakage member installed in the inner notch, and the seat has an inner chamber with an internal cavity wall. The spool is contained in an inner of the seat, and the elastic anti-leakage member installed in the inner chamber of the inner notch of the spool body has a surface elastically abutting against the internal cavity wall of the inner chamber of the seat to achieve a good water anti-leakage effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventors: Chao-Chi Chen, Shen-En Chiang
  • Publication number: 20180245703
    Abstract: A valve structure with an elastic anti-leakage member includes a spool, a seat, and a switch. The spool body has at least one inner notch formed on a side of the spool body, and the inner notch has at least one elastic anti-leakage member installed in the inner notch, and the seat has an inner chamber with an internal cavity wall. The spool is contained in an inner of the seat, and the elastic anti-leakage member installed in the inner chamber of the inner notch of the spool body has a surface elastically abutting against the internal cavity wall of the inner chamber of the seat to achieve a good water anti-leakage effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Chao-Chi CHEN, Shen-En CHIANG
  • Publication number: 20180038496
    Abstract: An air admittance valve preventing mephitis overflow, having a main body with an air entry guide base defining an air entry guide; a pivot support; and a valve seat. A sealing valve group having a sealing valve body that defines a recess; a flexible member; a pivot housing; and a pivot. The valve seat is located about the air entry guide. The pivot is located in the pivot housing and the pivot support, and the pivot is located along, or adjacent to, the center of gravity of the sealing valve body. The flexible member is at least partially located in the recess and abuts the main body; and when the air admittance valve is closed, the sealing valve body abuts the valve seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Chao Chi Chen, Michael Chiang
  • Patent number: 9863546
    Abstract: An air admittance valve preventing mephitis overflow, having a main body with an air entry guide base defining an air entry guide; a pivot support; and a valve seat. A sealing valve group having a sealing valve body that defines a recess; a flexible member; a pivot housing; and a pivot. The valve seat is located about the air entry guide. The pivot is located in the pivot housing and the pivot support, and the pivot is located along, or adjacent to, the center of gravity of the sealing valve body. The flexible member is at least partially located in the recess and abuts the main body; and when the air admittance valve is closed, the sealing valve body abuts the valve seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventors: Chao Chi Chen, Michael Chiang
  • Patent number: 9755695
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an input/output (I/O) signal processing circuit and processing method. The I/O signal processing circuit includes a level adjustable I/O circuit and an adjustment circuit. The I/O signal processing circuit includes an output driver and/or an input comparator. The output driver transmits an output signal via a signal transmission line according to an output data. The output driver has an adjustable high operation voltage level and an adjustable low operation voltage level, which determine a high level and a low level of the output signal, respectively. The input comparator receives an input signal via the signal transmission line and comparing the input signal with an adjustable reference voltage, so as to generate an input data. The adjustment circuit generates an adjustment signal according to voltage drop related information, to correspondingly adjust the adjustable high and low operation voltage level and/or the adjustable reference voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yi-Min Shiu, Chao-Chi Chen, Pei-Sheng Tsu
  • Publication number: 20160241304
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an input/output (I/O) signal processing circuit and processing method. The I/O signal processing circuit includes a level adjustable I/O circuit and an adjustment circuit. The I/O signal processing circuit includes an output driver and/or an input comparator. The output driver transmits an output signal via a signal transmission line according to an output data. The output driver has an adjustable high operation voltage level and an adjustable low operation voltage level, which determine a high level and a low level of the output signal, respectively. The input comparator receives an input signal via the signal transmission line and comparing the input signal with an adjustable reference voltage, so as to generate an input data. The adjustment circuit generates an adjustment signal according to voltage drop related information, to correspondingly adjust the adjustable high and low operation voltage level and/or the adjustable reference voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yi-Min Shiu, Chao-Chi Chen, Pei-Sheng Tsu