Patents by Inventor Chi-Nien Chen

Chi-Nien 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).

  • Patent number: 10418361
    Abstract: An exemplary integrated circuit comprises: a first device gate disposed over the first device region, the first device gate comprising a first interfacial layer and a first dielectric layer; a second device gate disposed over the second device region, the second device gate comprising a second interfacial layer and a second dielectric layer; and a third device gate disposed over the third device region, the third device gate comprising a third interfacial layer and a third dielectric layer, wherein the first interfacial layer, the second interfacial layer, and the third interfacial layer are different from each other in at least one of a thickness and an interfacial material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Po-Nien Chen, Bao-Ru Young, Chi-Hsun Hsieh, Harry Hak-Lay Chuang, Wei Cheng Wu, Eric Huang
  • Patent number: 9804769
    Abstract: An electronic device, comprising a touch screen configured to display a circular operation area and a display area; a storage unit configured to store a plurality of applications; and a processing unit coupled to the touch screen and the storage unit, wherein the touch screen receives a touch operation on the circular operation area, the processing unit enables the touch screen to display a circular menu on a periphery of the display area according to the touch operation, and the circular menu includes a plurality of icons corresponding to the applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Asustek Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Shu-Hui Chou, Shuan-Yi Chu, Chi-Nien Chen, Wei-Chi Yen, Xiao-Gang Sun
  • Publication number: 20160188152
    Abstract: An electronic device, comprising a touch screen configured to display a circular operation area and a display area; a storage unit configured to store a plurality of applications; and a processing unit coupled to the touch screen and the storage unit, wherein the touch screen receives a touch operation on the circular operation area, the processing unit enables the touch screen to display a circular menu on a periphery of the display area according to the touch operation, and the circular menu includes a plurality of icons corresponding to the applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Shu-Hui Chou, Shuan-Yi Chu, Chi-Nien Chen, Wei-Chi Yen, Xiao-Gang Sun
  • Patent number: 9361837
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for dynamically adjusting a viewing angle of a screen are provided. The method is suitable for dynamically adjusting a viewing range of a screen of a handheld electronic device, wherein the viewing angle of the screen is adjustable. The method is as follows. First, a shifting value of a target deviating from the viewing range of the screen is detected by a sensor. Next, the viewing range of the screen is dynamically adjusted according to the shifting value, so as to cover the target within the viewing range of the screen. Accordingly, the snooping for the content of a frame displayed on the screen by others can be prevented and a user can view the frame displayed on the screen more conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Hsi-Kun Chen, Hui-Wen Wang, Chao-Yi Chen, Chi-Nien Chen
  • Patent number: 8739053
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing, a first display unit, a second display unit, a sensing input unit and a processor. The first display unit and the second display unit are both disposed on the housing. The sensing input unit is coupled to the first display unit and the second display unit, and is used for sensing and receiving a user input. The user input enables a transferring behavior of displaying a second object in the second display unit according to a first object displayed in the first display unit. The processor is coupled to the first display unit, the second display unit and the sensing input unit, and is used for controlling the second display unit according to the user input to display the second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Yu Chen, Chao-Yi Chen, Cheng-Chieh Chuang, Chi-Nien Chen
  • Publication number: 20140118400
    Abstract: A method of automatic updating and filtering information applied to an electronic display device is provided. The electronic display device includes a user interface, at least one detecting unit and a processing unit, and the user interface includes a first displaying zone and a second displaying zone. The method includes the following steps. First, the detecting unit generates a detecting signal according to an action of the electronic display device and transmits the detecting signal to the processing unit. Then, the processing unit downloads first update information and second information from a server according to users' profile and the detecting signal. The priority of the first update information is higher than the second update information. Then, the first update information and the second update information are respectively shown on the first displaying zone and the second displaying zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chi-Nien CHEN, Yi-Lung TSAI, Kuo-Chung CHIU, Hsiao-Kai LI, Wen-Chieh TSENG
  • Publication number: 20110264698
    Abstract: A method for guiding an operation of an application program, a mobile electronic device, and a computer program product using the method thereof are provided. In the invention, a description page with a plurality of links of an operation guide is opened. An operation interface of the application program is displayed when one of the links is clicked, and a frame of the operation interface is shifted to an operation region corresponding to the clicked link. A switching option is generated in a status bar and linked to the description page. The description page is switched from the operation interface when the switching option is clicked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yen-Lee Chu, Chi-Nien Chen
  • Publication number: 20100081419
    Abstract: A communication method and a communication device thereof are provided. The communication method includes the steps of: displaying a calling window when a telephone connection between a calling party of the communication device and a called party is established; displaying a contact list window showing at least one contact item corresponding to at least one contact; dragging and dropping one of the at least one contact item from the contact list window to the calling window; performing a communication function relating to the called party and the dragged and dropped contact item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ching-Liang Chiang, Chih-Wei Tai, Chi-Nien Chen, Tai-Ling Lu
  • Publication number: 20090267909
    Abstract: An electronic device and a user interface display method thereof are provided. The method organizes a plurality of computer programs and a web browser executable on the electronic device into a virtual book. Each page of the virtual book includes a user interface of one of the computer programs or a web page displayed by the web browser. The method also displays one of the pages as a destination page in response to an operating action of a user on the electronic device so that the user interface or the web page of the destination page is accessible to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chi-Nien Chen, Yi-Ching Liu, Yi-Hua Wang
  • Publication number: 20090167737
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for dynamically adjusting a viewing angle of a screen are provided. The method is suitable for dynamically adjusting a viewing range of a screen of a handheld electronic device, wherein the viewing angle of the screen is adjustable. The method is as follows. First, a shifting value of a target deviating from the viewing range of the screen is detected by a sensor. Next, the viewing range of the screen is dynamically adjusted according to the shifting value, so as to cover the target within the viewing range of the screen. Accordingly, the snooping for the content of a frame displayed on the screen by others can be prevented and a user can view the frame displayed on the screen more conveniently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsi-Kun Chen, Hui-Wen Wang, Chao-Yi Chen, Chi-Nien Chen
  • Publication number: 20090164930
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing, a first display unit, a second display unit, a sensing input unit and a processor. The first display unit and the second display unit are both disposed on the housing. The sensing input unit is coupled to the first display unit and the second display unit, and is used for sensing and receiving a user input. The user input enables a transferring behavior of displaying a second object in the second display unit according to a first object displayed in the first display unit. The processor is coupled to the first display unit, the second display unit and the sensing input unit, and is used for controlling the second display unit according to the user input to display the second object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Ming-Yu Chen, Chao-Yi Chen, Cheng-Chieh Chuang, Chi-Nien Chen
  • Publication number: 20090153470
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing, a main display unit, an auxiliary display module and a processor. The main display unit and the auxiliary display module are both disposed on the housing. The auxiliary display module includes an auxiliary display unit and an input unit. The auxiliary display unit is used for displaying a user interface, and the input unit is used for receiving a user input. The processor is coupled to the input unit, and performs a corresponding function according to the user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Ming-Yu Chen, Chao-Yi Chen, Cheng-Chieh Chuang, Chi-Nien Chen
  • Patent number: D760276
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Min-Che Huang, Chi-Nien Chen, Hsiao-Kai Li, Fang-Chun Hsieh, Kuo-Chung Chiu, He Wen
  • Patent number: D760290
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: ASUTeK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Min-Che Huang, Chi-Nien Chen, Hsiao-Kai Li, Fang-Chun Hsieh, Kuo-Chung Chiu, He Wen
  • Patent number: D763922
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Min-Che Huang, Chi-Nien Chen, Hsiao-Kai Li, Fang-Chun Hsieh, Kuo-Chung Chiu, He Wen
  • Patent number: D764541
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Min-Che Huang, Chi-Nien Chen, Hsiao-Kai Li, Fang-Chun Hsieh, Kuo-Chung Chiu, He Wen