Patents by Inventor Chia Wen Liu

Chia Wen Liu 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: 20200004366
    Abstract: A touch display panel which includes an integral fingerprint recognition portion also comprises a central processor, a switch module, and a main touch portion. The fingerprint recognition portion comprises fingerprint recognition electrodes connected to the central processor. The main touch portion comprises touch electrodes to sense touches. At least one touch electrode is electrically connected to one fingerprint recognition electrode through the switch module, and the switch module is controlled by the processor to cycle through connected or disconnected states between the touch electrode and the fingerprint recognition electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: YU-FU WENG, CHIEN-WEN LIN, CHIA-LIN LIU, TZU-YU CHENG
  • Publication number: 20200006498
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate, at least one semiconductor fin, and at least one epitaxy structure. The semiconductor fin is present on the substrate. The semiconductor fin has at least one recess thereon. The epitaxy structure is present in the recess of the semiconductor fin. The epitaxy structure includes a topmost portion, a first portion and a second portion arranged along a direction from the semiconductor fin to the substrate. The first portion has a germanium atomic percentage higher than a germanium atomic percentage of the topmost portion and a germanium atomic percentage of the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Chia-Ming Chang, Chi-Wen Liu, Cheng-Chien Li, Hsin-Chieh Huang
  • Patent number: 10520467
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a bio-field effect transistor (BioFET) and a method of fabricating a BioFET device. The method includes forming a BioFET using one or more process steps compatible with or typical to a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) process. The BioFET device may include a substrate; a gate structure disposed on a first surface of the substrate and an interface layer formed on the second surface of the substrate. The interface layer may allow for a receptor to be placed on the interface layer to detect the presence of a biomolecule or bio-entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Alexander Kalnitsky, Yi-Shao Liu, Kai-Chih Liang, Chia-Hua Chu, Chun-Ren Cheng, Chun-Wen Cheng
  • Publication number: 20190391440
    Abstract: A touch display device includes a touch display module. The touch display module includes a TFT substrate, a color filtering substrate, and a liquid crystal layer encapsulated between the TFT substrate and the color filtering substrate. A first electrode layer is formed on a surface of the color filtering substrate facing the TFT substrate. A second electrode layer is formed on a surface of the TFT substrate facing the color filtering substrate. The touch display device further includes at least one supporting element on a side of the touch display module. The supporting element is elastic and configured for elastically resisting against the touch display module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: YU-FU WENG, CHIEN-WEN LIN, CHIA-LIN LIU, TZU-YU CHENG
  • Patent number: 10509499
    Abstract: A TFT substrate defines a display area and a non-display area surrounding the display area. The TFT substrate includes a substrate and a conductive layer on the substrate. The conductive layer includes a plurality of touch driving electrodes, a plurality of touch sensing electrodes, and a plurality of common electrodes. The touch sensing electrodes are arranged in rows along a first direction and in columns along a second direction. Each touch driving electrode and each common electrode extend as strips along the first direction, the touch driving electrodes and the common electrodes are arranged in one column along the second direction. One common electrode and one row of the touch sensing electrodes are arranged at each side of each touch driving electrode along the second direction. The TFT substrate further includes a plurality of sensing lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chia-Lin Liu, Yu-Fu Weng, Chien-Wen Lin, Tzu-Yu Cheng
  • Patent number: 10509193
    Abstract: A driving mechanism includes a frame, a carrying base, and a drive module. The carrying base is disposed in the frame, and includes a carrying body, a first stop element and a second stop element. The carrying body is configured to carry an optical element. The first stop element is disposed on the carrying body, and configured to limit the range of motion of the carrying body in a first direction. The second stop element is disposed on the carrying body, and configured to limit the range of motion of the carrying body in the first direction. The driving module is disposed in the frame, and configured to move the carrying body relative to the frame. The first direction is parallel to the axis of the optical element, and the first stop element is closer to the top portion of the frame than the second stop element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Bing-Ru Song, Yi-Ho Chen, Chia-Pin Hsu, Chih-Wei Weng, Shin-Hua Chen, Chien-Lun Huang, Chao-Chun Chang, Shou-Jen Liu, Kun-Shih Lin, Nai-Wen Hsu, Yu-Cheng Lin, Shang-Yu Hsu, Yu-Huai Liao, Yi-Hsin Nieh, Shih-Ting Huang, Kuo-Chun Kao, Fu-Yuan Wu
  • Publication number: 20190377446
    Abstract: A fingerprint-sensing array on a substrate includes the substrate, scan lines, data lines, readout lines, sub-pixels, and multiple fingerprint recognition units. Areas between adjacent scan lines and adjacent data lines define one sub-pixel with pixel electrode and a first transistor. Of the first transistor, drain electrode connects to the pixel electrode, source electrode connects to one data line and gate electrode connects to one scan line. Thus some of the sub-pixels contain fingerprint recognition units, these being a photodiode electrically connected to one readout line. The readout line passes signals generated by the photodiode to achieve fingerprint recognition function. A display panel using the array on the substrate and a display device using the display panel are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: CHIEN-WEN LIN, YU-FU WENG, CHIA-LIN LIU
  • Patent number: 10505001
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate, at least one semiconductor fin, and at least one epitaxy structure. The semiconductor fin is present on the substrate. The semiconductor fin has at least one recess thereon. The epitaxy structure is present in the recess of the semiconductor fin. The epitaxy structure includes a topmost portion, a first portion and a second portion arranged along a direction from the semiconductor fin to the substrate. The first portion has a germanium atomic percentage higher than a germanium atomic percentage of the topmost portion and a germanium atomic percentage of the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chia-Ming Chang, Chi-Wen Liu, Cheng-Chien Li, Hsin-Chieh Huang
  • Publication number: 20190369783
    Abstract: A thin film transistor array substrate in a touch display panel having reinforced common voltage uniformity on sub-electrodes therein includes a common electrode layer, a driving circuit, a controlling switch, a plurality of first lines, at least one second line, and at least one third line. The common electrode layer includes the spaced sub-electrodes. Each sub-electrode uses a first line electrically connect to the driving circuit and the controlling switch. The at least one second line is electrically connected to the driving circuit and the controlling switch, and when the controlling switch is turned on, the second line is electrically connected to the first lines, the driving circuit thus applying a common voltage to the sub-electrodes. A touch display panel using the thin film transistor array substrate is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: YU-FU WENG, CHIEN-WEN LIN, CHIA-LIN LIU, TZU-YU CHENG
  • Publication number: 20190363126
    Abstract: An interconnect apparatus and a method of forming the interconnect apparatus is provided. Two substrates, such as wafers, dies, or a wafer and a die, are bonded together. A first mask is used to form a first opening extending partially to an interconnect formed on the first wafer. A dielectric liner is formed, and then another etch process is performed using the same mask. The etch process continues to expose interconnects formed on the first substrate and the second substrate. The opening is filled with a conductive material to form a conductive plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Shih Pei Chou, Hung-Wen Hsu, Ching-Chung Su, Chun-Han Tsao, Chia-Chieh Lin, Shu-Ting Tsai, Jiech-Fun Lu, Shih-Chang Liu, Yeur-Luen Tu, Chia-Shiung Tsai
  • Patent number: 10488963
    Abstract: An in-cell touch display apparatus includes a color filter structure, a thin film transistor (TFT) array structure, a liquid crystal layer between the color filter structure and the TFT array structure, and a driving and detection unit. The color filter structure comprises a touch electrode layer. The TFT array structure comprises a conductive layer. The touch electrode layer comprises a plurality of touch electrodes arranged in a matrix and a plurality of pressure sensing electrodes arranged in a matrix. The touch electrodes and the pressure sensing electrodes are located on a same layer. The conductive layer comprises a plurality of conductive portions. The touch electrodes sense a touch position, and the pressure sensing electrodes and the conductive portions cooperate with each other to sense a touch pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Fu Weng, Chien-Wen Lin, Chia-Lin Liu
  • Patent number: 10490133
    Abstract: A display driving circuit for driving pixel units comprises a time controller, a first driving circuit, and a second driving circuit. The first driving circuit comprises a plurality of shift registers, and supplies phase-shifted scan signals. The shift registers are connected in cascade. Each shift register receives two clock signals from the time controller. Each shift register is a bidirectional shift register. Each shift register includes a pull-up transistor, a pull-down transistor, and a pull-down unit. The pull-down unit controls the pull-down transistor to turn on after the shift register being reset to prevent the shift register outputting an error signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chien-Wen Lin, Yu-Fu Weng, Chia-Lin Liu
  • Patent number: 10490463
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a processing tool. The tool includes a housing enclosing a processing chamber, and an input/output port configured to pass a wafer through the housing into and out of the processing chamber. A back-side macro-inspection system is arranged within the processing chamber and is configured to image a back side of the wafer. A front-side macro-inspection system is arranged within the processing chamber and is configured to image a front side of the wafer according to a first image resolution. A front-side micro-inspection system is arranged within the processing chamber and is configured to image the front side of the wafer according to a second image resolution which is higher than the first image resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chia-Han Lin, Chien-Fa Lee, Hsu-Shui Liu, Jiun-Rong Pai, Sheng-Hsiang Chuang, Surendra Kumar Soni, Shou-Wen Kuo, Wu-An Weng, Gary Tsai, Chien-Ko Liao, Ya Hsun Hsueh, Becky Liao, Ethan Yu, Ming-Chi Tsai, Kuo-Yi Liu
  • Patent number: 10483367
    Abstract: Vertical gate all around (VGAA) devices and methods of manufacture thereof are described. A method for manufacturing a VGAA device includes: exposing a top surface and sidewalls of a first portion of a protrusion extending from a doped region, wherein a second portion of the protrusion is surrounded by a gate stack; and enlarging the first portion of the protrusion using an epitaxial growth process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chia-Hao Chang, Ming-Shan Shieh, Cheng-Long Chen, Chin-Chi Wang, Chi-Wen Liu, Wai-Yi Lien, Chih-Hao Wang
  • Publication number: 20190339807
    Abstract: A self-luminescence display apparatus capable of detecting pressure of touches applied by a user, the apparatus includes a display panel having a plurality of conductive layers and a supporting frame. One of the conductive layers cooperates with the supporting frame to form a plurality of force sensing capacitors. When a touch is applied, the display panel deforms according to pressure applied, which cause the capacitances of the force sensing capacitors to alter. The change in capacitance value, corresponding to a position where the touch operation is applied, can be calculated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: CHIEN-WEN LIN, YU-FU WENG, CHIA-LIN LIU
  • Patent number: 10423266
    Abstract: A self-luminescence display apparatus includes a display panel having a plurality of conductive layers and a supporting frame. One of the conductive layers cooperates with the supporting frame to form a plurality of force sensing capacitors. When a touch action is applied, the display panel deforms according to pressure applied, which cause the capacitances of the force sensing capacitors to alter, which corresponds to a place where the touch operation applied on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chien-Wen Lin, Yu-Fu Weng, Chia-Lin Liu
  • Patent number: 10416031
    Abstract: A pressure sensing mat may include: a first substrate; a second substrate disposed opposite to the first substrate; a first electrode layer disposed on a side of the first substrate that faces the second substrate, the first electrode layer comprising a plurality of first electrode patterns; a second electrode layer disposed on a side of the second substrate that faces the first substrate, the second electrode layer comprising a plurality of second electrode patterns; and a spacer layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate and comprising a plurality of holes such that the first electrode patterns are configured to contact the second electrode patterns through the holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: MedicusTek, Inc.
    Inventors: Chia-Ming Hsu, Chung-Chih Lin, Chi Wen Liu, Chun Lin, Chao-Hung Chou
  • Patent number: 10405255
    Abstract: A dynamic crossband link method is provided, which includes utilizing a local forwarding module to transmit and receive packet data to and from a client device via a first frequency band; obtaining a plurality of communication quality indicators corresponding to a plurality of uplink forwarding modules; and determining to transmit the packet data to a wireless access device and receive the packet data from the wireless access device via one of the plurality of uplink forwarding modules according to the plurality of communication quality indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: U-MEDIA Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Chia-Ching Huang, Yi-Wen Liu
  • Publication number: 20190235677
    Abstract: A micro LED touch panel display includes the functions of a touch screen and micro LEDs. The touch panel display further includes a plurality of photodiodes. The photodiodes are configured to detect positions of touches by sensing variations of light intensity when a fingertip is pressed against the panel. The disclosure integrates touch technology into the micro LED touch panel display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: CHIA-LIN LIU, YU-FU WENG, CHIEN-WEN LIN, TZU-YU CHENG
  • Patent number: 10361234
    Abstract: An interconnect apparatus and a method of forming the interconnect apparatus is provided. Two substrates, such as wafers, dies, or a wafer and a die, are bonded together. A first mask is used to form a first opening extending partially to an interconnect formed on the first wafer. A dielectric liner is formed, and then another etch process is performed using the same mask. The etch process continues to expose interconnects formed on the first substrate and the second substrate. The opening is filled with a conductive material to form a conductive plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih Pei Chou, Hung-Wen Hsu, Ching-Chung Su, Chun-Han Tsao, Chia-Chieh Lin, Shu-Ting Tsai, Jiech-Fun Lu, Shih-Chang Liu, Yeur-Luen Tu, Chia-Shiung Tsai