Patents by Inventor Chia-Ming Tsai

Chia-Ming Tsai 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: 20190178995
    Abstract: The ranging device includes a clock generator, a light emitter, a light sensor, and a ranging control circuit. The clock generator outputs a reference clock signal. The light emitter generates an emitted light signal modulated by the reference clock signal and emits the emitted light signal to an object. The light sensor receives a reflected light signal reflected from the object to generate a light sensing signal. The ranging control circuit includes a variable delay line. The ranging control circuit receives the reference clock signal and the light sensing signal, and generates a ranging signal accordingly to track an energy characteristic point of the light sensing signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Chia-Ming TSAI, Chih-Wei LAI, Jau-Yang WU
  • Publication number: 20190165177
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes various non-planar semiconductor devices, such as fin field-effect transistors (finFETs) to provide an example, having one or more metal rail conductors and various methods for fabricating these non-planar semiconductor devices. In some situations, the one or more metal rail conductors can be electrically connected to gate, source, and/or drain regions of these various non-planar semiconductor devices. In these situations, the one or more metal rail conductors can be utilized to electrically connect the gate, the source, and/or the drain regions of various non-planar semiconductor devices to other gate, source, and/or drain regions of various non-planar semiconductor devices and/or other semiconductor devices. However, in other situations, the one or more metal rail conductors can be isolated from the gate, the source, and/or the drain regions these various non-planar semiconductor devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Liang CHEN, Chih-Ming LAI, Ching-Wei TSAI, Charles Chew-Yuen YOUNG, Jiann-Tyng TZENG, Kuo-Cheng CHING, Ru-Gun LIU, Wei-Hao WU, Yi-Hsiung LIN, Chia-Hao CHANG, Lei-Chun CHOU
  • Publication number: 20190151225
    Abstract: The present invention provides a waterborne composition for preventing contact between acnes and irritants, and the water based composition includes a polymer (A), a thickener (B), a functional additive (C) and water (D). The present invention further provides a transparent film and a method of forming the same for preventing contact between acnes and irritants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Po-Han Chen, Ya-Yun Tsai, Chia-Li Huang, I-Ming Chen, Tung-Liang Chen
  • Patent number: 10297604
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure relate to method of forming a memory device. In some embodiments, the method may be performed by forming a floating gate over a first dielectric on a substrate. A control gate is formed over the floating gate and first and second spacers are formed along sidewalls of the control gate. The first and second spacers extend past outer edges of an upper surface of the floating gate. An etching process is performed on the first and second spacers to remove a portion of the first and second spacers that extends past the outer edges of the upper surface of the floating gate along an interface between the first and second spacers and the floating gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-Ming Wu, Shih-Chang Liu, Chia-Shiung Tsai, Ru-Liang Lee
  • Publication number: 20190149846
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing reconstructed video using in-loop filter in a video coding system are disclosed. The method uses chroma in-loop filter indication to indicate whether chroma components are processed by in-loop filter when the luma in-loop filter indication indicates that in-loop filter processing is applied to the luma component. An additional flag may be used to indicate whether the in-loop filter processing is applied to an entire picture using same in-loop filter information or each block of the picture using individual in-loop filter information. Various embodiments according to the present invention to increase efficiency are disclosed, wherein various aspects of in-loop filter information are taken into consideration for efficient coding such as the property of quadtree-based partition, boundary conditions of a block, in-loop filter information sharing between luma and chroma components, indexing to a set of in-loop filter information, and prediction of in-loop filter information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Chih-Ming FU, Ching-Yeh CHEN, Chia-Yang TSAI, Yu-Wen HUANG, Shaw-Min LEI
  • Publication number: 20190149843
    Abstract: Video data may be palette decoded. Data defining a palette table may be received. The palette table may comprise index values corresponding to respective colors. Palette index prediction data may be received and may comprise data indicating index values for at least a portion of a palette index map mapping pixels of the video data to color indices in the palette table. The palette index prediction data may comprise run value data associating run values with index values for at least a portion of a palette index map. A run value may be associated with an escape color index. The palette index map may be generated from the palette index prediction data at least in part by determining whether to adjust an index value of the palette index prediction data based on a last index value. The video data may be reconstructed in accordance with the palette index map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: VID SCALE, INC.
    Inventors: Chia-Ming Tsai, Yuwen He, Xiaoyu Xiu, Yan Ye
  • Patent number: 10237575
    Abstract: Video data may be palette decoded. Data defining a palette table may be received. The palette table may comprise index values corresponding to respective colors. Palette index prediction data may be received and may comprise data indicating index values for at least a portion of a palette index map mapping pixels of the video data to color indices in the palette table. The palette index prediction data may comprise run value data associating run values with index values for at least a portion of a palette index map. A run value may be associated with an escape color index. The palette index map may be generated from the palette index prediction data at least in part by determining whether to adjust an index value of the palette index prediction data based on a last index value. The video data may be reconstructed in accordance with the palette index map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: VID SCALE, Inc.
    Inventors: Chia-Ming Tsai, Yuwen He, Xiaoyu Xiu, Yan Ye
  • Publication number: 20180307457
    Abstract: Video data, e.g., screen content video data may be palette coded. A palette table including one or more color indices may be produced. A color index may correspond to one color. A palette index map may be created that maps one or more pixels of the video data to a color index in the palette table, or a color that may be explicitly coded. A palette index map prediction data may be generated that includes data that indicates values in the palette index map associated with at least some portions of the video data that are generated in a traverse scan order in which a scan line is scanned in an opposite direction of a preceding parallel scan line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: VID SCALE, INC.
    Inventors: Chia-Ming Tsai, Xiaoyu Xiu, Yan Ye, Yuwen He
  • Patent number: 10055189
    Abstract: Video data, e.g., screen content video data may be palette coded. A palette table including one or more color indices may be produced. A color index may correspond to one color. A palette index map may be created that maps one or more pixels of the video data to a color index in the palette table, or a color that may be explicitly coded. A palette index map prediction data may be generated that includes data that indicates values in the palette index map associated with at least some portions of the video data that are generated in a traverse scan order in which a scan line is scanned in an opposite direction of a preceding parallel scan line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: VID SCALE, Inc.
    Inventors: Chia-Ming Tsai, Xiaoyu Xiu, Yan Ye, Yuwen He
  • Publication number: 20180109812
    Abstract: The techniques described herein relate to methods, apparatus, and computer readable media configured to encode an image or video. A slice is partitioned into a set of first units. For each first unit in the set of first units, the first unit is partitioned into a set of second units. The partitioning includes, for each second unit in the set of second units, determining whether the second unit satisfies a predetermined constraint. If the second unit does not satisfy the predetermined constraint, a first set of partitioning techniques is tested to partition the second unit. If the second unit satisfies the predetermined constraint, the first set of partitioning techniques and a second set of partitioning techniques are tested to partition the second unit. The second unit is partitioned using a technique from the first set of partitioning techniques or the second set of partitioning techniques identified by the testing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Media Tek Inc.
    Inventors: Chia-Ming Tsai, Chih-Wei Hsu, Tzu-Der Chuang, Ching-Yeh Chen, Yu-Wen Huang
  • Patent number: 9876083
    Abstract: Semiconductor devices, FinFET devices and methods of forming the same are disclosed. One of the semiconductor devices includes a substrate, a gate over the substrate and a gate dielectric layer between the gate and the substrate. The gate dielectric layer includes an oxide-inhibiting layer having a dielectric constant greater than about 8 and being in an amorphous state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liang-Chen Chi, Chia-Ming Tsai, Chin-Kun Wang, Wei-Cheng Wang, Miin-Jang Chen
  • Patent number: 9851745
    Abstract: A latch is disclosed. The latch has a hook that rotates to engage with a case for a computer. The hook has one side fabricated from a ferrous material. The hook is unlatched by placing a magnet near the ferrous material thereby causing the hook to rotate and disengage with the top case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Lev, Chia-Ming Tsai, Hui Leng Lim
  • Patent number: 9823123
    Abstract: A system for controlling excess bias of a single photon avalanche photo diode (SPAD) is provided. The system includes a power supply, a SPAD, a control circuit and a load. The power supply generates a supply voltage. The SPAD has a first terminal receiving the supply voltage and a second terminal generating an output voltage signal. The control circuit is connected to the second terminal of the SPAD. The load has a first terminal connected to the second terminal of the SPAD, and a second terminal connected to the control circuit for receiving a reset level. The control circuit is capable of monitoring a swing of the output voltage level and generating the reset level in response to the excess bias level and the swing of the output voltage level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chia-Ming Tsai, Po-Hsuan Chang, Ming-Ching Kuo, Tzu-Yi Yang
  • Publication number: 20170222000
    Abstract: Semiconductor devices, FinFET devices and methods of forming the same are disclosed. One of the semiconductor devices includes a substrate, a gate over the substrate and a gate dielectric layer between the gate and the substrate. The gate dielectric layer includes an oxide-inhibiting layer having a dielectric constant greater than about 8 and being in an amorphous state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Liang-Chen Chi, Chia-Ming Tsai, Chin-Kun Wang, Wei-Cheng Wang, Miin-Jang Chen
  • Publication number: 20170167027
    Abstract: A method includes applying a first amount of heat to a vapor region of a precursor canister, measuring an indication of saturated vapor pressure within the vapor region during the applying the first amount of heat, and applying a second amount of heat to the vapor region of the precursor canister, the second amount of heat being adjusted from the first amount of heat based on the indication of saturated vapor pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Ke-Chih Liu, Chia-Ming Tsai, Yen-Yu Chen, Yueh-Ching Pai, Yu-Min Chang
  • Patent number: 9655192
    Abstract: A carrier module is provided for supporting at least one data storage device. The carrier module is electrically connected to a power supply module. The carrier module includes a main body, a first socket, a second socket, a connecting port, and a detection unit. The first socket, the second socket, and the connecting port are disposed on the main body. The connecting port and the detection unit are electrically connected to the first and second sockets. The data storage device is detachably connected to the connecting port. The detection unit detects whether the power supply module is electrically connected to the first socket or the second socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Wistron Corp.
    Inventors: Cheng Kuang Hsieh, Chia Ming Tsai, Hsien-Yu Wang
  • Patent number: 9601593
    Abstract: A semiconductor device structure is provided. The semiconductor device structure includes a semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor device structure includes a gate stack positioned over the semiconductor substrate. The gate stack includes a gate dielectric layer and a gate electrode over the gate dielectric layer. The semiconductor device structure includes spacers positioned over first sidewalls of the gate stack. The spacers and the gate stack surround a recess. The semiconductor device structure includes an insulating layer formed over the semiconductor substrate and surrounding the gate stack. The semiconductor device structure includes a cap layer covering the insulating layer, the spacers, and inner walls of the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ke-Chih Liu, Chia-Ming Tsai, Shih-Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 9501288
    Abstract: A power-on method for a server device includes generating a stand-by power to a server module of the server device when a blade enable signal is asserted; asserting, by the server module, a power-on signal to a storage module of the server device; performing, by the storage module, a first boot-on process when the storage module receives the asserted power-on signal; transmitting, by the storage module, an asserted ready signal to the server module when the first boot-on process finishes; and performing, by the server module, a second boot-on process via a normal power when the server module receives the asserted ready signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Yu-Hung Liu, Cheng-Kuang Hsieh, Chia-Ming Tsai, Yuan-Hao Peng
  • Patent number: 9435648
    Abstract: A map matching device for a positioning device includes an inertial detect module, measuring a moving signal generated from the positioning device, a movement estimation module, estimating location information of the positioning device according to the moving signal, a map data storage module, storing a plurality of types of map feature information of an environment where the positioning device is located, and a matching module, matching the location information with the plurality of types of map feature information for performing map matching processes, and providing a positioning coordinate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Chin-Chia Chang, Shih-Ching Huang, Chia-Ming Tsai
  • Publication number: 20160223397
    Abstract: A system for controlling excess bias of a single photon avalanche photo diode (SPAD) is provided. The system includes a power supply, a SPAD, a control circuit and a load. The power supply generates a supply voltage. The SPAD has a first terminal receiving the supply voltage and a second terminal generating an output voltage signal. The control circuit is connected to the second terminal of the SPAD. The load has a first terminal connected to the second terminal of the SPAD, and a second terminal connected to the control circuit for receiving a reset level. The control circuit is capable of monitoring a swing of the output voltage level and generating the reset level in response to the excess bias level and the swing of the output voltage level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chia-Ming TSAI, Po-Hsuan CHANG, Ming-Ching KUO, Tzu-Yi YANG