Patents by Inventor Cheng-Hsiung Lin

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

  • Patent number: 10828947
    Abstract: A pumping mechanism in accordance with the present invention is used with a pneumatic tire mounted on a wheel to keep the pneumatic tire from becoming underinflated. The pumping mechanism includes a frame having a first chamber and a pump chamber, a strike plate positioned in the first chamber and being connected to a plunger plate, said plunger plate having a nose for engagement with a diaphragm mounted in the pump chamber; said pump chamber being in fluid communication with a pump inlet and a pump outlet; wherein actuation of the strike plate in the first chamber causes engagement of the nose with the diaphragm. Preferably the strike plate is actuated by a permanent magnet mounted on a stationary part, or the strike plate is actuated by an electrically driven magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Cheng-Hsiung Lin
  • Patent number: 10816400
    Abstract: A spectrometer including an optomechanical module and a control module is provided. The optomechanical module includes an optomechanical engine and a sampling device. The optomechanical engine and the sampling device are disposed in the optomechanical module. The sampling device is coupled to the optomechanical engine. The sampling device is configured to transfer a sampling light to the optomechanical engine. The sampling device includes a memory device. The memory device is disposed in the sampling device. The memory device is configured to pre-store an optomechanical parameter corresponding to the optomechanical engine. The control module is coupled to the optomechanical module. The control module is configured to read the memory device to obtain the optomechanical parameter. The control module calibrates the optomechanical engine according to the optomechanical parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: InnoSpectra Corporation
    Inventors: Cheng-Hsiung Chen, Yung-Yu Huang, Ming-Hui Lin, He-Yi Hsieh, Hsi-Pin Li
  • Patent number: 10818473
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method includes generating ions with an ion source of an ion implantation apparatus based on an ion implantation recipe. The method includes accelerating the generated ions based on an ion energy setting in the ion implantation recipe and determining an energy spectrum of the accelerated ions. The method also includes analyzing a relationship between the determined energy spectrum and the ion energy setting. The method further includes adjusting at least one parameter of a final energy magnet (FEM) of the ion implantation apparatus based on the analyzed relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi-Hsiung Lin, Cheng-En Lee, Chia-Lin Ou, Hsuan-Pang Liu, Yao-Jen Yeh
  • Patent number: 10816398
    Abstract: A spectrometer and a spectrum measurement method thereof are provided. An analog-to-digital converter converts an amplified signal into a digital signal according to a reference voltage provided by a variable reference voltage generation circuit and amplifies the digital signal according to a target signal value, thereby approximating a signal value of the amplified digital signal to the target signal value. A control circuit outputs a spectral signal according to the amplified digital signal. A user can obtain spectrum measurement results that can be easily interpreted by the spectrometer and the spectrum measurement method thereof, without changing hardware or software, so as to improve convenience of use of the spectrometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: InnoSpectra Corporation
    Inventors: Yung-Yu Huang, Hsi-Pin Li, He-Yi Hsieh, Cheng-Hsiung Chen, Ming-Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 10807422
    Abstract: An inlet control valve suitable for use with a tire and pump assembly is described that controls the flow of air from the pump into the tire. The inlet control valve includes an optional bi-directional feature. The pathways alternatively operate to deliver ambient non-pressurized air to the air pumping tube in response to directional tire rotation against a ground surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Cheng-Hsiung Lin, Robin Lamgaday, Christos Tsionidis, Frank Herrigel, Marcus Boertje
  • Patent number: 10803115
    Abstract: An approach is provided to provide URLs based on a digital subject matter image (DSMI) received from a requestor. The approach identifies a set of classification labels pertaining to the DSMI and matches the set of classification labels against multiple sets of predefined labels with each of the sets of predefined labels corresponding to a URL. The matching results in a selected URL pertaining to the DSMI with this URL being returned to the requestor. In one embodiment, the approach is performed by a domain name system (DNS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Hsiung Liu, Cheng-Fang Lin, I-Chien Lin, Chiwen Chang, Ci-Wei Lan, Tsai-Hsuan Hsieh, Kate Lin, Peter Wu, Kuo-Liang Chou
  • Patent number: 10792960
    Abstract: An article that experiences repeated deformation includes an electronic component as an inclusion. The article includes at least one structural element, in which the structural element includes a material. At least one electronic component is incorporated into the material as an inclusion. The electronic component includes an integrated circuit and may also include at least one sensor and an antenna. The size of the electronic inclusion is no greater than the largest inclusion typically occurring within the material. The article may be an article formed of rubber, such as a tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Carl Trevor Ross Pulford, Michael Chris Varley, Justin Yinket Che, Cheng-Hsiung Lin
  • Publication number: 20200303549
    Abstract: A method for forming a FinFET device structure is provided. The method includes forming a fin structure extended above a substrate and forming a gate structure formed over a portion of the fin structure. The method also includes forming a source/drain (S/D) structure over the fin structure, and the S/D structure is adjacent to the gate structure. The method further includes doping an outer portion of the S/D structure to form a doped region, and the doped region includes gallium (Ga). The method includes forming a metal silicide layer over the doped region; and forming an S/D contact structure over the metal silicide layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Hsiung TSAI, Shahaji B. MORE, Cheng-Yi PENG, Yu-Ming LIN, Kuo-Feng YU, Ziwei FANG
  • Publication number: 20200293914
    Abstract: Systems and methods for natural language generation by an edge computing device are disclosed. In one embodiments, a method comprises: receiving, by an edge computing device, event data from an edge event; determining, by the edge computing device, that a network connection to a cloud server is not available; extracting, by the edge computing device, features of the event data; predicting, by a local neural network of the edge computing device, an action for the edge computing device to take based on the features of the event data, wherein the action is associated with a confidence level; and determining, by the edge computing device, whether the confidence level meets a predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Chih-Hsiung LIU, I-Chien LIN, Cheng-Fang LIN, Joey H.Y. TSENG
  • Patent number: 10773560
    Abstract: A system is used with a pneumatic tire mounted on a wheel rim to keep the pneumatic tire from becoming underinflated. The first system includes a plurality of pumps attached circumferentially to the wheel rim, each pump having pump parameters, and a control valve for controlling inlet air into a tire cavity of the pneumatic tire. The control valve has valve parameters. The system predicts system performance under various configurations and conditions through use of the pump parameters and the valve parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Cheng-Hsiung Lin
  • Patent number: 10773559
    Abstract: An air maintenance tire system is provided. The tire includes a pair of sidewalls, in which each one of the sidewalls extends from a respective bead area to a crown of the tire. The air maintenance tire includes an annular groove formed in a selected one of the tire sidewalls. The groove is formed with an open end at an outer surface of the tire sidewall and a closed end opposite the open end. The open end is formed with an outward radial taper and the groove is formed with at least one increased diameter feature. An air tube of a peristaltic pump assembly is received in the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Thulasiram Gobinath, Jin-Shy Steve Gau, Cheng-Hsiung Lin
  • Patent number: 10759236
    Abstract: A wheel for an air maintenance tire system is provided. The air maintenance tire system includes at least one pump and a regulator. The wheel includes a body that is formed with an axially-extending wall, a pair of flanges, and a pair of bead mounting areas. Each bead mounting area is disposed axially inwardly proximate a respective one of the flanges. The axially-extending wall is formed with an AMT mounting channel. The AMT mounting channel extends circumferentially about the wheel approximately mid-way between the flanges and is defined by a first adjacent wall, a second adjacent wall, and a base. Mounting surfaces are formed in or adjacent the AMT mounting channel, so that the at least one pump is mounted in the AMT mounting channel radially inwardly of the bead mounting areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Durr, Cheng-Hsiung Lin, Christopher Paul Hunt, Arun Kumar Byatarayanapura Gopala, Christian Alfonso Lombardi
  • Publication number: 20200273827
    Abstract: A micro-connection structure is provided. The micro-connection structure includes an under bump metallurgy (UBM) pad, a bump and an insulating ring. The UBM pad is electrically connected to at least one metallic contact of a substrate. The bump is disposed on the UBM pad and electrically connected with the UBM pad. The insulating ring surrounds the bump and the UBM pad. The bump is separate from the insulating ring with a distance and the bump is isolated by a gap between the insulating ring and the bump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Hsiung Lu, Chen-Shien Chen, Chen-En Yen, Cheng-Jen Lin, Chin-Wei Kang, Kai-Jun Zhan
  • Patent number: 10727113
    Abstract: A method includes providing a substrate comprising a material layer and a hard mask layer; patterning the hard mask layer to form hard mask lines; forming a spacer layer over the substrate, including over the hard mask lines, resulting in trenches defined by the spacer layer, wherein the trenches track the hard mask lines; forming a antireflective layer over the spacer layer, including over the trenches; forming an L-shaped opening in the antireflective layer, thereby exposing at least two of the trenches; filling the L-shaped opening with a fill material; etching the spacer layer to expose the hard mask lines; removing the hard mask lines; after removing the hard mask lines, transferring a pattern of the spacer layer and the fill material onto the material layer, resulting in second trenches tracking the pattern; and filling the second trenches with a conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ethan Hsiao, Chien Wen Lai, Chih-Ming Lai, Yi-Hsiung Lin, Cheng-Chi Chuang, Hsin-Ping Chen, Ru-Gun Liu
  • Patent number: 10724140
    Abstract: A thermal chemical vapor deposition (CVD) system includes a bottom chamber, an upper chamber, a workpiece support, a heater and at least one shielding plate. The upper chamber is present over the bottom chamber. The upper chamber and the bottom chamber define a chamber space therebetween. The workpiece support is configured to support a workpiece in the chamber space. The heater is configured to apply heat to the workpiece. The shielding plate is configured to at least partially shield the bottom chamber from the heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yen-Chan Lo, Yi-Fang Lai, Po-Hsiung Leu, Ding-I Liu, Si-Wen Liao, Kai-Shiung Hsu, Jheng-Uei Hsieh, Shian-Huei Lin, Jui-Fu Hsu, Cheng-Tsung Wu
  • Publication number: 20200189533
    Abstract: A control system for an air maintenance tire system is provided. The control system includes a sensor unit that in turn includes a pressure sensor for measuring a pressure in the tire cavity and an antenna for transmitting pressure data. A processor receives the pressure data and includes a memory for storing a predetermined low-pressure threshold. Actuation means that are in communication with the processor and actuate and de-actuate operation of the air maintenance tire system. A first signal is transmitted from the processor to the actuation means to actuate operation of the air maintenance tire system when the measured pressure in the tire cavity is below the threshold. A second signal is transmitted from the processor to the actuation means to de-actuate operation of the air maintenance tire system when the measured pressure in the tire cavity is at or above the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Cheng-Hsiung Lin, James Andrews Euchner
  • Patent number: 10686074
    Abstract: A FinFET device structure is provided. The FinFET device structure includes a fin structure extended above a substrate and a gate structure formed over a middle portion of the fin structure. The middle portion of the fin structure is wrapped by the gate structure. The FinFET device structure includes a source/drain (S/D) structure adjacent to the gate structure, and the S/D structure includes a doped region at an outer portion of the S/D structure, and the doped region includes gallium (Ga). The FinFET device structure includes a metal silicide layer formed over the doped region of the S/D structure, and the metal silicide layer is in direct contact with the doped region of the S/D structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Hsiung Tsai, Shahaji B. More, Cheng-Yi Peng, Yu-Ming Lin, Kuo-Feng Yu, Ziwei Fang
  • Patent number: 10669625
    Abstract: One or more pumping liners are provided for use in chemical vapor deposition (CVD). A pumping liner encircles a deposition chamber within which a wafer is placed and into which a precursor is introduced to form a thin film on a surface of the wafer. The pumping liner regulates a rate and uniformity at which a gas is removed from the deposition chamber, which in turn affects a duration or degree to which different portions of the wafer are exposed to the precursor. Controlling exposure of the wafer to the precursor promotes uniformity of the film formed on the wafer as well an ability to regulate the thickness of the film formed on the wafer. In an embodiment, a pumping liner has at least one of relatively small liner apertures, an increased number of liner apertures or a non-uniform distribution of liner apertures within a body of the pumping liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited
    Inventors: Cheng-Hsiung Liu, Chun-Hao Hsu, Yu-Yun Peng, Chih-Yuan Yao, Chia-I Shen, Keng-Chu Lin
  • Patent number: 10651142
    Abstract: A micro-connection structure is provided. The micro-connection structure includes an under bump metallurgy (UBM) pad, a bump and an insulating ring. The UBM pad is electrically connected to at least one metallic contact of a substrate. The bump is disposed on the UBM pad and electrically connected with the UBM pad. The insulating ring surrounds the bump and the UBM pad. The bump is separate from the insulating ring with a distance and the bump is isolated by a gap between the insulating ring and the bump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Hsiung Lu, Chen-Shien Chen, Chen-En Yen, Cheng-Jen Lin, Chin-Wei Kang, Kai-Jun Zhan
  • Publication number: 20200135664
    Abstract: A semiconductor package includes a first die having a first substrate, an interconnect structure overlying the first substrate and having multiple metal layers with vias connecting the multiple metal layers, a seal ring structure overlying the first substrate and along a periphery of the first substrate, the seal ring structure having multiple metal layers with vias connecting the multiple metal layers, the seal ring structure having a topmost metal layer, the topmost metal layer being the metal layer of the seal ring structure that is furthest from the first substrate, the topmost metal layer of the seal ring structure having an inner metal structure and an outer metal structure, and a polymer layer over the seal ring structure, the polymer layer having an outermost edge that is over and aligned with a top surface of the outer metal structure of the seal ring structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Chih-Hsiang Tseng, Yu-Feng Chen, Cheng Jen Lin, Wen-Hsiung Lu, Ming-Da Cheng, Kuo-Ching Hsu, Hong-Seng Shue, Ming-Hong Cha, Chao-Yi Wang, Mirng-Ji Lii