Patents by Inventor Chien-Kuo Yang

Chien-Kuo Yang 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: 20210325339
    Abstract: Biosensor devices and methods of forming the same are provided. A cavity is formed in a substrate and is configured to receive one or more charged molecules. A transistor is formed in the substrate and includes a source region, a drain region, and a channel region that are spatially separated from the cavity in a lateral direction. A gate of the transistor is disposed below the cavity and extends between the cavity and the source, drain, and channel regions. A voltage potential of the gate is based on a number of the charged molecules in the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Tung-Tsun Chen, Chien-Kuo Yang, Jui-Cheng Huang, Mark Chen, Ta-Chuan Liao, Cheng-Hsiang Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11002704
    Abstract: Biosensor devices and methods of forming the same are provided. A cavity is formed in a substrate and is configured to receive one or more charged molecules. A transistor is formed in the substrate and includes a source region, a drain region, and a channel region that are spatially separated from the cavity in a lateral direction. A gate of the transistor is disposed below the cavity and extends between the cavity and the source, drain, and channel regions. A voltage potential of the gate is based on a number of the charged molecules in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited
    Inventors: Tung-Tsun Chen, Chien-Kuo Yang, Jui-Cheng Huang, Mark Chen, Ta-Chuan Liao, Cheng-Hsiang Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20200116669
    Abstract: A biological device includes a substrate, a gate electrode, and a sensing well. The substrate includes a source region, a drain region, a channel region, a body region, and a sensing region. The channel region is disposed between the source region and the drain region. The sensing region is at least disposed between the channel region and the body region. The gate electrode is at least disposed on or above the channel region of the substrate. The sensing well is at least disposed adjacent to the sensing region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ta-Chuan LIAO, Chien-Kuo YANG, Yi-Shao LIU, Tung-Tsun CHEN, Chan-Ching LIN, Jui-Cheng HUANG, Felix Ying-Kit TSUI, Jing-Hwang YANG
  • Patent number: 10509008
    Abstract: A biological device includes a substrate, a gate electrode, and a sensing well. The substrate includes a source region, a drain region, a channel region, a body region, and a sensing region. The channel region is disposed between the source region and the drain region. The sensing region is at least disposed between the channel region and the body region. The gate electrode is at least disposed on or above the channel region of the substrate. The sensing well is at least disposed adjacent to the sensing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ta-Chuan Liao, Chien-Kuo Yang, Yi-Shao Liu, Tung-Tsun Chen, Chan-Ching Lin, Jui-Cheng Huang, Felix Ying-Kit Tsui, Jing-Hwang Yang
  • Patent number: 10184912
    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 includes a substrate, a transistor structure having a treated layer adjacent to the channel region, an isolation layer, and a dielectric layer in an opening of the isolation layer on the treated layer. The dielectric layer and the treated layer are disposed on opposite side of the transistor from a gate structure. The treated layer may be a lightly doped channel layer or a depleted layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Wen Cheng, Yi-Shao Liu, Fei-Lung Lai, Wei-Cheng Lin, Ta-Chuan Liao, Chien-Kuo Yang
  • Publication number: 20180238827
    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 includes a substrate, a transistor structure having a treated layer adjacent to the channel region, an isolation layer, and a dielectric layer in an opening of the isolation layer on the treated layer. The dielectric layer and the treated layer are disposed on opposite side of the transistor from a gate structure. The treated layer may be a lightly doped channel layer or a depleted layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Chun-Wen CHENG, Yi-Shao Liu, Fei-Lung Lai, Wei-Cheng Lin, Ta-Chuan Liao, Chien-Kuo Yang
  • Patent number: 9976982
    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 includes a substrate, a transistor structure having a treated layer adjacent to the channel region, an isolation layer, and a dielectric layer in an opening of the isolation layer on the treated layer. The dielectric layer and the treated layer are disposed on opposite side of the transistor from a gate structure. The treated layer may be a lightly doped channel layer or a depleted layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Wen Cheng, Yi-Shao Liu, Fei-Lung Lai, Wei-Cheng Lin, Ta-Chuan Liao, Chien-Kuo Yang
  • Publication number: 20180059050
    Abstract: Biosensor devices and methods of forming the same are provided. A cavity is formed in a substrate and is configured to receive one or more charged molecules. A transistor is formed in the substrate and includes a source region, a drain region, and a channel region that are spatially separated from the cavity in a lateral direction. A gate of the transistor is disposed below the cavity and extends between the cavity and the source, drain, and channel regions. A voltage potential of the gate is based on a number of the charged molecules in the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Tung-Tsun Chen, Chien-Kuo Yang, Jui-Cheng Huang, Mark Chen, Ta-Chuan Liao, Cheng-Hsiang Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20160320335
    Abstract: A biological device includes a substrate, a gate electrode, and a sensing well. The substrate includes a source region, a drain region, a channel region, a body region, and a sensing region. The channel region is disposed between the source region and the drain region. The sensing region is at least disposed between the channel region and the body region. The gate electrode is at least disposed on or above the channel region of the substrate. The sensing well is at least disposed adjacent to the sensing region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Ta-Chuan LIAO, Chien-Kuo YANG, Yi-Shao LIU, Tung-Tsun CHEN, Chan-Ching LIN, Jui-Cheng HUANG, Felix Ying-Kit TSUI, Jing-Hwang YANG
  • Publication number: 20160320337
    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 includes a substrate, a transistor structure having a treated layer adjacent to the channel region, an isolation layer, and a dielectric layer in an opening of the isolation layer on the treated layer. The dielectric layer and the treated layer are disposed on opposite side of the transistor from a gate structure. The treated layer may be a lightly doped channel layer or a depleted layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Chun-Wen Cheng, Yi-Shao Liu, Fei-Lung Lai, Wei-Cheng Lin, Ta-Chuan Liao, Chien-Kuo Yang
  • Patent number: 9389199
    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 includes a substrate, a transistor structure having a treated layer adjacent to the channel region, an isolation layer, and a dielectric layer in an opening of the isolation layer on the treated layer. The dielectric layer and the treated layer are disposed on opposite side of the transistor from a gate structure. The treated layer may be a lightly doped channel layer or a depleted layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Wen Cheng, Yi-Shao Liu, Fei-Lung Lai, Wei-Cheng Lin, Ta-Chuan Liao, Chien-Kuo Yang
  • Patent number: 9159741
    Abstract: The NVM device includes a semiconductor substrate having a first region and a second region. The NVM device includes a data-storing structure formed in the first region and designed operable to retain charges. The NVM device includes a capacitor formed in the second region and coupled with the data-storing structure for data operations. The data-storing structure includes a first doped well of a first-type in the semiconductor substrate. The data-storing structure includes a first gate dielectric feature on the first doped well. The data-storing structure includes a first gate electrode disposed on the first gate dielectric feature and configured to be floating. The capacitor includes a second doped well of the first-type. The capacitor includes a second gate dielectric feature on the second doped well. The capacitor also includes a second gate electrode disposed on the second gate dielectric feature and connected to the first gate electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ta-Chuan Liao, Chien-Kuo Yang, Felix Ying-Kit Tsui, Shih-Hsien Chen, Liang-Tai Kuo, Chun-Yao Ko
  • Publication number: 20150132905
    Abstract: The NVM device includes a semiconductor substrate having a first region and a second region. The NVM device includes a data-storing structure formed in the first region and designed operable to retain charges. The NVM device includes a capacitor formed in the second region and coupled with the data-storing structure for data operations. The data-storing structure includes a first doped well of a first-type in the semiconductor substrate. The data-storing structure includes a first gate dielectric feature on the first doped well. The data-storing structure includes a first gate electrode disposed on the first gate dielectric feature and configured to be floating. The capacitor includes a second doped well of the first-type. The capacitor includes a second gate dielectric feature on the second doped well. The capacitor also includes a second gate electrode disposed on the second gate dielectric feature and connected to the first gate electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Ta-Chuan Liao, Chien-Kuo Yang, Felix Ying-Kit Tsui, Shih-Hsien Chen, Liang-Tai Kuo, Chun-Yao Ko
  • Publication number: 20140264467
    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 includes a substrate, a transistor structure having a treated layer adjacent to the channel region, an isolation layer, and a dielectric layer in an opening of the isolation layer on the treated layer. The dielectric layer and the treated layer are disposed on opposite side of the transistor from a gate structure. The treated layer may be a lightly doped channel layer or a depleted layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Chun-Wen Cheng, Yi-Shao Liu, Fei-Lung Lai, Wei-Cheng Lin, Ta-Chuan Liao, Chien-Kuo Yang
  • Publication number: 20130092991
    Abstract: The NVM device includes a semiconductor substrate having a first region and a second region. The NVM device includes a data-storing structure formed in the first region and designed operable to retain charges. The NVM device includes a capacitor formed in the second region and coupled with the data-storing structure for data operations. The data-storing structure includes a first doped well of a first-type in the semiconductor substrate. The data-storing structure includes a first gate dielectric feature on the first doped well. The data-storing structure includes a first gate electrode disposed on the first gate dielectric feature and configured to be floating. The capacitor includes a second doped well of the first-type. The capacitor includes a second gate dielectric feature on the second doped well. The capacitor also includes a second gate electrode disposed on the second gate dielectric feature and connected to the first gate electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD
    Inventors: Ta-Chuan Liao, Chien-Kuo Yang, Ying-Kit Tsui, Shih-Hsien Chen, Liang-Tai Kuo, Chun-Yao Ko
  • Patent number: 8133792
    Abstract: A structure of a capacitor set is described, including at least two capacitors that are disposed at the same position on a substrate and include a first capacitor and a second capacitor. The first capacitor includes multiple first capacitor units electrically connected with each other in parallel. The second capacitor includes multiple second capacitor units electrically connected with each other in parallel. The first and the second capacitor units are arranged spatially intermixing with each other to form an array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: United Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Victor-Chiang Liang, Chien-Kuo Yang, Hua-Chou Tseng, Chun-Yao Ko, Cheng-Wen Fan, Yu-Ho Chiang, Chih-Yuh Tzeng
  • Patent number: 8114752
    Abstract: A structure of a capacitor set is described, including at least two capacitors that are disposed at the same position on a substrate and include a first capacitor and a second capacitor. The first capacitor includes multiple first capacitor units electrically connected with each other in parallel. The second capacitor includes multiple second capacitor units electrically connected with each other in parallel. The first and the second capacitor units are arranged spatially intermixing with each other to form an array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: United Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Victor Chiang Liang, Chien-Kuo Yang, Hua-Chou Tseng, Chun-Yao Ko, Cheng-Wen Fan, Yu-Ho Chiang, Chih-Yuh Tzeng
  • Publication number: 20100140741
    Abstract: A structure of a capacitor set is described, including at least two capacitors that are disposed at the same position on a substrate and include a first capacitor and a second capacitor. The first capacitor includes multiple first capacitor units electrically connected with each other in parallel. The second capacitor includes multiple second capacitor units electrically connected with each other in parallel. The first and the second capacitor units are arranged spatially intermixing with each other to form an array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2010
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Victor Chiang Liang, Chien-Kuo Yang, Hua-Chou Tseng, Chun-Yao Ko, Cheng-Wen Fan, Yu-Ho Chiang, Chih-Yuh Tzeng
  • Publication number: 20080012092
    Abstract: A structure of a capacitor set is described, including at least two capacitors that are disposed at the same position on a substrate and include a first capacitor and a second capacitor. The first capacitor includes multiple first capacitor units electrically connected with each other in parallel. The second capacitor includes multiple second capacitor units electrically connected with each other in parallel. The first and the second capacitor units are arranged spatially intermixing with each other to form an array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2006
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Inventors: Victor-Chiang Liang, Chien-Kuo Yang, Hua-Chou Tseng, Chun-Yao Ko, Cheng-Wen Fan, Yu-Ho Chiang, Chih-Yuh Tzeng
  • Patent number: 6746883
    Abstract: A low leakage charge pumping (CP) method has been implemented for direct determination of interface traps in ultra-short gate length MOS devices with ultra-thin gate oxide in the direct tunneling regime. The leakage current in a 12 Å-16 Å gate oxide can be removed from the measured CP current, which enables accurate determination of the interface traps. This method has been demonstrated successfully for variousRTNO grown and RPN treated oxide CMOS devices with very thin gate oxide. It can be used as a good monitor of ultra-thin gate oxide process and the evaluations of device reliabilities in relation to the interface trap generation. In addition, the current method can be used to determine the physical channel length of CMOS devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: United Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Steve S. Chung, Shang-Jr Chen, Chien-Kuo Yang, Der-Yuan Wu