Patents by Inventor Chia-Hui Chen

Chia-Hui 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: 11915977
    Abstract: A stacked integrated circuit (IC) device and a method are disclosed. The stacked IC device includes a first semiconductor element. The first substrate includes a dielectric block in the first substrate; and a plurality of first conductive features formed in first inter-metal dielectric layers over the first substrate. The stacked IC device also includes a second semiconductor element bonded on the first semiconductor element. The second semiconductor element includes a second substrate and a plurality of second conductive features formed in second inter-metal dielectric layers over the second substrate. The stacked IC device also includes a conductive deep-interconnection-plug coupled between the first conductive features and the second conductive features. The conductive deep-interconnection-plug is isolated by dielectric block, the first inter-metal-dielectric layers and the second inter-metal-dielectric layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Shu-Ting Tsai, Jeng-Shyan Lin, Dun-Nian Yaung, Jen-Cheng Liu, Feng-Chi Hung, Chih-Hui Huang, Sheng-Chau Chen, Shih Pei Chou, Chia-Chieh Lin
  • Patent number: 11862968
    Abstract: In some aspects of the present disclosure, an electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuit is disclosed. In some aspects, the ESD protection circuit includes a first transistor coupled to a pad, a second transistor coupled between the first transistor and ground, a stack of transistors coupled to the first transistor, and an ESD clamp coupled between the stack of transistors and the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Li-Wei Chu, Tao Yi Hung, Chia-Hui Chen, Wun-Jie Lin, Jam-Wem Lee
  • Patent number: 11863189
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes an upper threshold circuit, a lower threshold circuit, and a control circuit. The upper threshold circuit is configured to set a logic level of a first enabling signal based on comparing an input voltage signal with an upper threshold voltage. The lower threshold circuit is configured to set a logic level of a second enabling signal based on comparing the input voltage signal with a lower threshold voltage. The control circuit is configured to change an output voltage signal from a first voltage level to a second voltage level when the logic level of the first enabling signal and the logic level of the second enabling signal are changed consecutively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Kai Tsai, Chia-Hui Chen, Chia-Jung Chang
  • Publication number: 20230344221
    Abstract: In some aspects of the present disclosure, an electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuit is disclosed. In some aspects, the ESD protection circuit includes a first transistor coupled to a pad, a second transistor coupled between the first transistor and ground, a stack of transistors coupled to the first transistor, and an ESD clamp coupled between the stack of transistors and the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Li-Wei Chu, Tao Yi Hung, Chia-Hui Chen, Wun-Jie Lin, Jam-Wem Lee
  • Publication number: 20230327429
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are related to a device for electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection. In one aspect, a device includes an ESD detector to detect an ESD at a pad. In one aspect, the device includes P-type transistors and N-type transistors connected in series with each other. In one aspect, the drive circuit is configured to provide an output signal to the pad. In one aspect, the device includes a first protection circuit operating in a power domain. In one aspect, in response to the ESD detected by the ESD detector, the first protection circuit is configured to disable the P-type transistors. In one aspect, the device includes a second protection circuit operating in another power domain. In one aspect, in response to the ESD detected by the ESD detector, the second protection circuit is configured to disable the N-type transistors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2022
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chia-Hui Chen, Chia-Jung Chang
  • Publication number: 20230299770
    Abstract: A level shifter includes an input circuit having first and second input terminals configured to receive complementary input signals at a first voltage level and a second voltage level. A cross-latch circuit is coupled to the input circuit, and has first and second output terminals configured to provide complementary output signals at a third voltage level and a fourth voltage level. The input circuit includes first and second control nodes configured to output first and second control signals at the first voltage level and the fourth voltage level based on the input signals. A tracking circuit is coupled to the input circuit and the cross-latch circuit, and is configured to input first and second tracking signals to the cross-latch circuit based on the first and second control signals, wherein the first tracking signal is the greater of the first control signal and the third voltage level, and the second tracking signal is the greater of the second control signal and the third voltage level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2023
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Wan-Yen Lin, Chia-Hui Chen, Chia-Jung Chang
  • Publication number: 20230215861
    Abstract: An electro-static discharge (ESD) protection network for an input/output (I/O) pad includes a driver stack including an upper branch and a lower branch, the upper branch being electrically connected between a first node that has a first reference voltage and the I/O pad, and the lower branch being electrically connected between the I/O pad and a second node that has a second reference voltage; a first ESD device electrically connected between the I/O pad and a third node that has a third reference voltage; and a power clamp between the third node and the second node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Inventors: Chia-Hui CHEN, Chia-Jung CHANG, Bo-Ting CHEN
  • Patent number: 11695416
    Abstract: A level shifter includes an input circuit having first and second input terminals configured to receive complementary input signals at a first voltage level and a second voltage level. A cross-latch circuit is coupled to the input circuit, and has first and second output terminals configured to provide complementary output signals at a third voltage level and a fourth voltage level. The input circuit includes first and second control nodes configured to output first and second control signals at the first voltage level and the fourth voltage level based on the input signals. A tracking circuit is coupled to the input circuit and the cross-latch circuit, and is configured to input first and second tracking signals to the cross-latch circuit based on the first and second control signals, wherein the first tracking signal is the greater of the first control signal and the third voltage level, and the second tracking signal is the greater of the second control signal and the third voltage level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Inventors: Wan-Yen Lin, Chia-Hui Chen, Chia-Jung Chang
  • Publication number: 20230176638
    Abstract: An electronic device for switching a standby power of a motherboard includes a universal serial bus (USB) connector, electrically connected to the motherboard, configured to connect an external device; a device detecting module, coupled to the USB connector, configured to determine a power control signal according to a voltage level of the USB connector; and an output switching control module, coupled to the device detecting module and the USB connector, configured to determine whether to cut off the standby power provided by the motherboard to the USB connector or not according to the power control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Publication date: June 8, 2023
    Applicant: Wiwynn Corporation
    Inventors: Hao-Chuan Chu, Kuo-Hua Tsai, Che-Wei Lin, Wei-Chih Chen, Po-Lin Huang, Chia-Hui Chen
  • Patent number: 11613011
    Abstract: A mechanical arm system includes at least two links, at least two control devices and at least two motor devices. Each of the control devices includes a first control unit, a mechanical arm control unit and a driving unit. The first control unit receives an end-position command to output a first torque signal. The mechanical arm control unit includes a rigid mechanical unit and a mechanical model unit. The rigid mechanical unit receives the first torque signal to obtain a rigid mechanical torque, and the mechanical model unit receives the rigid mechanical torque and operates the flexible mechanical model to establish the mechanical arm model for obtaining the target torque, and the target position signal is output according to the target torque. The driving unit generates a driving signal according to the target position signal to adjust a rotation angle of the corresponding motor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Ching-Hsiung Tsai, Ming-Yang Cheng, Chung-Chan Hsu, Chia-Hui Chen, Hao-Lun Huang, Kuan-Shun Chao
  • Patent number: 11579175
    Abstract: A pulse measurement device is provided, including a first signal source, a second signal source, two microwave resonators, two mixers, and a signal processing unit. The first signal source and the second signal source output a first high-frequency signal and a second high-frequency signal, respectively. Each of the microwave resonators generates an electric field according to the first high-frequency signal, and senses a variation in the electric field which is interfered by a pulse to obtain a sensing signal. Each of the mixers is coupled to one of the microwave resonators, to mix the sensing signal and the second high-frequency signal to output a down-converted signal. The signal processing unit respectively demodulates amplitudes of the down-converted signals of the two mixers to obtain amplitude signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: National Cheng Kung University
    Inventors: Ching-Lung Yang, Chia-Hui Chen
  • Patent number: 11561530
    Abstract: A method for predicting and compensating frictions of a feed system includes following steps: constantly obtaining current signals and angle-position signals of a motor by a motor driver of a feed system after being activated; calculating frictions of the motor upon each rotating position according to the obtained current signals and angle-position signals and generating multiple records of friction data; creating a friction model according to the multiple records of friction data and the angle-position signals each respectively corresponding to each record of friction data with respect to each rotating position; importing current angle-position signal of the motor to the friction model for predicting a predicted friction; calculating a compensation current based on the predicted friction; and, controlling the motor driver to additionally provide the compensation current to the motor for conquering an upcoming friction of the feed system approximate to the predicted friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chia-Yen Lee, Yu-Hsiang Cheng, Chia-Hui Chen, Ping-Chun Tsai
  • Publication number: 20220400323
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a housing, a first restraining holder, a second restraining holder and at least one protruding rib structure. The housing includes a first surface. The first restraining holder, the second restraining holder and at least part of the protruding rib structure are arranged on the first surface, and at least part of the protruding rib structure is disposed between the first restraining holder and the second restraining holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Inventors: Hsuan-Yin WANG, Ming-Han TSAI, Chia-Hui CHEN
  • Publication number: 20220286117
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes an upper threshold circuit, a lower threshold circuit, and a control circuit. The upper threshold circuit is configured to set a logic level of a first enabling signal based on comparing an input voltage signal with an upper threshold voltage. The lower threshold circuit is configured to set a logic level of a second enabling signal based on comparing the input voltage signal with a lower threshold voltage. The control circuit is configured to change an output voltage signal from a first voltage level to a second voltage level when the logic level of the first enabling signal and the logic level of the second enabling signal are changed consecutively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Yu-Kai TSAI, Chia-Hui CHEN, Chia-Jung CHANG
  • Patent number: 11435024
    Abstract: A rebounding pivot module includes a mounting shaft, and a bouncing device set including a barrel having one end tooth shaped, a connecting tube mounted in the other end of the barrel, a connection rod connected to the connecting tube, a socket and a first guide block mounted onto the connection rod, the first guide block having one end beveled, a bouncing barrel mounted around the connecting rod, a second guide block supported on an elastic member in the bouncing barrel and defining therein a guide hole and having one end tooth shaped and abutted at the beveled edge of the first guide block, and a lock device fastened to connection rod that is inserted through the second guide block, the elastic member and the through hole of the bouncing barrel to lock the bouncing barrel to the connection rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: LIANHONG ART CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chia-Hui Chen, Tzu-Yu Lin, Yen-Ting Chen
  • Patent number: 11399506
    Abstract: A pet feeding device includes an accommodating body, a cover, a pivoting assembly and a counterweight. The accommodating body has an accommodating space. The cover is pivotally connected to the accommodating body and to close or open the accommodating space. The pivoting assembly is connected to the accommodating body and the cover and for pivotally connecting the cover on the accommodating body. The counterweight is separately connected to the accommodating body and includes a swinging end and a positioning end. The swinging end has a curved surface and is disposed on one end of the counterweight. The positioning end is disposed on the other end of the counterweight. When the swinging end of the counterweight contacts a ground, the pet feeding device is in a rolling state, and when the positioning end of the counterweight contacts the ground, the pet feeding device is in a positioning state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: CHANG YANG MATERIAL CORP.
    Inventors: Ming-Hua Huang, Lung-Hsun Song, Dong-Jhou Lee, Kuan-Ting Chen, Chia-Hui Chen
  • Publication number: 20220236552
    Abstract: An optical device configured to observe a target is provided, including a main body, a display module, an object lens module, and an eyepiece module. The main body has an upper portion, a lower portion and a hollow portion connected to each other. The display module is accommodated in the hollow portion to display an image of a target. The object lens module is disposed on a front side of the main body to generate the image of the target. The eyepiece module is disposed on a rear side of the main body. The hollow portion of the main body forms a first crescent-shaped structure protruding from the upper left side of the object lens module and a second crescent-shaped structure protruding from the upper right side of the object lens module to receive the display module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventor: Chia-Hui CHEN
  • Publication number: 20220149837
    Abstract: A level shifter includes an input circuit having first and second input terminals configured to receive complementary input signals at a first voltage level and a second voltage level. A cross-latch circuit is coupled to the input circuit, and has first and second output terminals configured to provide complementary output signals at a third voltage level and a fourth voltage level. The input circuit includes first and second control nodes configured to output first and second control signals at the first voltage level and the fourth voltage level based on the input signals. A tracking circuit is coupled to the input circuit and the cross-latch circuit, and is configured to input first and second tracking signals to the cross-latch circuit based on the first and second control signals, wherein the first tracking signal is the greater of the first control signal and the third voltage level, and the second tracking signal is the greater of the second control signal and the third voltage level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Wan-Yen Lin, Chia-Hui Chen, Chia-Jung Chang
  • Patent number: 11316452
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a motor, a sensing device and a controller. The motor provides a motive power to the load. The sensing device measures a plurality of motion parameters of the motor. The controller calculates a real system parameter between the motor and the load according to the motion command and the plurality of motion parameters. According to the motion command and the plurality of motion parameters, the controller acquires a real value of a rotation speed of the motor. Moreover, controller establishes a system model according to the motion command and the real system parameter so as to acquire an estimated value of the rotation speed of the motor. If the first mean square error is not smaller than the first target value, the controller performs a particle swarm optimization algorithm to change the estimated value of the rotation speed of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Ching-Hsiung Tsai, Yen-Ming Lu, Chia-Hui Chen
  • Patent number: 11211376
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes two or more substrates stacked one over another and a first set of electrical components on one or more of the two or more substrates. The two or more substrates include a first substrate having a first predetermined doping type and a second substrate having the first predetermined doping type. The first set of electrical components is configured to form a first circuit. The integrated circuit further includes a first ground reference rail electrically connected to the first circuit, a first common ground reference rail, and a first ESD conduction element electrically connected between the first ground reference rail and the first common ground reference rail. The first ESD conduction element includes a first diode on the first substrate and a second diode on the second substrate. The first diode and the second diode are electrically connected in parallel and have opposite polarities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Yu Ma, Chia-Hui Chen, Kuo-Ji Chen