Patents by Inventor Chih-Ming Chen

Chih-Ming 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: 11955515
    Abstract: A semiconductor device with dual side source/drain (S/D) contact structures and a method of fabricating the same are disclosed. The method includes forming a fin structure on a substrate, forming a superlattice structure on the fin structure, forming first and second S/D regions within the superlattice structure, forming a gate structure between the first and second S/D regions, forming first and second contact structures on first surfaces of the first and second S/D regions, and forming a third contact structure, on a second surface of the first S/D region, with a work function metal (WFM) silicide layer and a dual metal liner. The second surface is opposite to the first surface of the first S/D region and the WFM silicide layer has a work function value closer to a conduction band energy than a valence band energy of a material of the first S/D region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih-Chuan Chiu, Chia-Hao Chang, Cheng-Chi Chuang, Chih-Hao Wang, Huan-Chieh Su, Chun-Yuan Chen, Li-Zhen Yu, Yu-Ming Lin
  • Publication number: 20240101527
    Abstract: A compound of Formula (I) below, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, stereoisomer, solvate, or prodrug thereof: in which R1, R2, R3, R5, R6, and R7 are defined as in the SUMMARY section. Further disclosed are a method of using the above-described compound, salt, stereoisomer, solvate, or prodrug for treating microbial infections and a pharmaceutical composition containing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: TAIGEN BIOTECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chu-Chung Lin, Hung-Chuan Chen, Chiayn Chiang, Chih-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 11943584
    Abstract: A micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) microphone is provided. The MEMS microphone includes a substrate, a diaphragm, a backplate and a first protrusion. The substrate has an opening portion. The diaphragm is disposed on one side of the substrate and extends across the opening portion of the substrate. The backplate includes a plurality of acoustic holes. The backplate is disposed on one side of the diaphragm. An air gap is formed between the backplate and the diaphragm. The first protrusion extends from the backplate towards the air gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: FORTEMEDIA, INC.
    Inventors: Chih-Yuan Chen, Jien-Ming Chen, Feng-Chia Hsu, Wen-Shan Lin, Nai-Hao Kuo
  • Publication number: 20240096867
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure is provided and includes a first gate structure, a second gate structure, and at least one local interconnect that extend continuously across a non-active region from a first active region to a second active region. The semiconductor structure further includes a first separation spacer disposed on the first gate structure and first vias on the first gate structure. The first vias are arranged on opposite sides of the first separation spacer are isolated from each other and apart from the first separation spacer by different distances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Charles Chew-Yuen YOUNG, Chih-Liang CHEN, Chih-Ming LAI, Jiann-Tyng TZENG, Shun-Li CHEN, Kam-Tou SIO, Shih-Wei PENG, Chun-Kuang CHEN, Ru-Gun LIU
  • Patent number: 11931187
    Abstract: A method for predicting clinical severity of a neurological disorder includes steps of: a) identifying, according to a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) image of a brain, brain image regions each of which contains a respective portion of diffusion index values of a diffusion index, which results from image processing performed on the MRI image; b) for one of the brain image regions, calculating a characteristic parameter based on the respective portion of the diffusion index values; and c) calculating a severity score that represents the clinical severity of the neurological disorder of the brain based on the characteristic parameter of the one of the brain image regions via a prediction model associated with the neurological disorder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignees: Chang Gung Medical Foundation Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Keelung, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Chang Gung University
    Inventors: Jiun-Jie Wang, Yi-Hsin Weng, Shu-Hang Ng, Jur-Shan Cheng, Yi-Ming Wu, Yao-Liang Chen, Wey-Yil Lin, Chin-Song Lu, Wen-Chuin Hsu, Chia-Ling Chen, Yi-Chun Chen, Sung-Han Lin, Chih-Chien Tsai
  • Patent number: 11935947
    Abstract: An enhancement mode high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) includes a group III-V semiconductor body, a group III-V barrier layer and a gate structure. The group III-V barrier layer is disposed on the group III-V semiconductor body, and the gate structure is a stacked structure disposed on the group III-V barrier layer. The gate structure includes a gate dielectric and a group III-V gate layer disposed on the gate dielectric, and the thickness of the gate dielectric is between 15 nm to 25 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chih-Tung Yeh, Chun-Ming Chang, Bo-Rong Chen, Shin-Chuan Huang, Wen-Jung Liao, Chun-Liang Hou
  • Publication number: 20240084455
    Abstract: Some implementations described herein include systems and techniques for fabricating a wafer-on-wafer product using a filled lateral gap between beveled regions of wafers included in a stacked-wafer assembly and along a perimeter region of the stacked-wafer assembly. The systems and techniques include a deposition tool having an electrode with a protrusion that enhances an electromagnetic field along the perimeter region of the stacked-wafer assembly during a deposition operation performed by the deposition tool. Relative to an electromagnetic field generated by a deposition tool not including the electrode with the protrusion, the enhanced electromagnetic field improves the deposition operation so that a supporting fill material may be sufficiently deposited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Che Wei YANG, Chih Cheng SHIH, Kuo Liang LU, Yu JIANG, Sheng-Chan LI, Kuo-Ming WU, Sheng-Chau CHEN, Chung-Yi YU, Cheng-Yuan TSAI
  • Publication number: 20240090334
    Abstract: A piezoelectric device including a substrate, a metal-insulator-metal element, a hydrogen blocking layer, a passivation layer, a first contact terminal and a second contact terminal is provided. The metal-insulator-metal element is disposed on the substrate. The hydrogen blocking layer is disposed on the metal-insulator-metal element. The passivation layer covers the hydrogen blocking layer and the metal-insulator-metal element. The first contact terminal is electrically connected to the metal-insulator-metal element. The second contact terminal is electrically connected to the metal-insulator-metal element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Ming Chen
  • Publication number: 20240088267
    Abstract: A semiconductor device comprises a fin structure disposed over a substrate; a gate structure disposed over part of the fin structure; a source/drain structure, which includes part of the fin structure not covered by the gate structure; an interlayer dielectric layer formed over the fin structure, the gate structure, and the source/drain structure; a contact hole formed in the interlayer dielectric layer; and a contact material disposed in the contact hole. The fin structure extends in a first direction and includes an upper layer, wherein a part of the upper layer is exposed from an isolation insulating layer. The gate structure extends in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The contact material includes a silicon phosphide layer and a metal layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng-Yi PENG, Chih Chieh YEH, Chih-Sheng CHANG, Hung-Li CHIANG, Hung-Ming CHEN, Yee-Chia YEO
  • Publication number: 20240090053
    Abstract: In one example in accordance with the present disclosure, an electronic device is described. The electronic device includes a wireless controller. The wireless controller is to establish a first wireless connection between the electronic device and a peripheral device to receive a unique identifier for a second electronic device. The wireless controller is also to establish, based on the unique identifier for the second electronic device, a second wireless connection between the electronic device and the second electronic device. The electronic device includes a wireless transceiver to wirelessly transfer data to the second electronic device through the second wireless connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Chung-Chun Chen, Chen-Hui Lin, Chih-Ming Huang, Ming-Shien Tsai
  • Publication number: 20240086612
    Abstract: An IC device includes first through third rows of fin field-effect transistors (FinFETs), wherein the second row is between and adjacent to each of the first and third rows, the FinFETs of the first row are one of an n-type or p-type, the FinFETs of the second and third rows are the other of the n-type or p-type, the FinFETs of the first and third rows include a first total number of fins, and the FinFETs of the second row include a second total number of fins one greater or fewer than the first total number of fins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Po-Hsiang HUANG, Fong-Yuan CHANG, Clement Hsingjen WANN, Chih-Hsin KO, Sheng-Hsiung CHEN, Li-Chun TIEN, Chia-Ming HSU
  • Patent number: 11930174
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for block partition are disclosed. If a cross-colour component prediction mode is allowed, the luma block and the chroma block are partitioned into one or more luma leaf blocks and chroma leaf blocks. If a cross-colour component prediction mode is allowed, whether to enable an LM (Linear Model) mode for a target chroma leaf block is determined based on a first split type applied to an ancestor chroma node of the target chroma leaf block and a second split type applied to a corresponding ancestor luma node. According to another method, after the luma block and the chroma block are partitioned using different partition tress, determine whether one or more exception conditions to allow an LM for a target chroma leaf block are satisfied when the chroma partition tree uses a different split type, a different partition direction, or both from the luma partition tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: HFI INNOVATION INC.
    Inventors: Chia-Ming Tsai, Tzu-Der Chuang, Chih-Wei Hsu, Ching-Yeh Chen, Zhi-Yi Lin
  • Patent number: 11929561
    Abstract: An antenna module includes a first antenna radiator including a feeding terminal, a second antenna radiator, a first ground radiator, a second ground radiator and a capacitive element. The second antenna radiator is disposed on one side of the first antenna radiator, and a first gap is formed between a main portion of the second antenna radiator and the first antenna radiator. The first ground radiator is disposed on another side of the first antenna radiator, and a second gap is formed between the first antenna radiator and the first antenna radiator. The second ground radiator is disposed between the second antenna radiator and the first ground radiator, and a third gap is formed between the second ground radiator and a first branch of the second antenna radiator. The capacitive element is disposed on the third gap and connects the second antenna radiator and the second ground radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: I-Shu Lee, Chih-Hung Cho, Hau Yuen Tan, Chien-Yi Wu, Po-Sheng Chen, Chao-Hsu Wu, Yi Chen, Hung-Ming Yu, Chih-Chien Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20240078887
    Abstract: There is provided a smoke detector including a first light source, a second light source surface, a light sensor and a processor. The light sensor receives reflected light when the first light source and the second light source emit light, and generates a first detection signal corresponding to light emission of the first light source and a second detection signal corresponding to light emission of the second light source. The processor distinguishes smoke and floating particles according to a similarity between the first detection signal and the second detection signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: CHENG-NAN TSAI, GUO-ZHEN WANG, CHING-KUN CHEN, YEN-CHANG CHU, CHIH-MING SUN
  • Patent number: 11923405
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes a substrate, an insulating layer disposed on the substrate, a first conductive feature disposed in the insulating layer, and a capacitor structure disposed on the insulating layer. The capacitor structure includes a first electrode, a first dielectric layer, a second electrode, a second dielectric layer, and a third electrode sequentially stacked. The semiconductor device also includes a first via connected to the first electrode and the third electrode, a second via connected to the second electrode, and a third via connected to the first conductive feature. A part of the first via is disposed in the insulating layer. A portion of the first conductive feature is directly under the capacitor structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD
    Inventors: Chih-Fan Huang, Hung-Chao Kao, Yuan-Yang Hsiao, Tsung-Chieh Hsiao, Hsiang-Ku Shen, Hui-Chi Chen, Dian-Hau Chen, Yen-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 11924444
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for constrained de-blocking filter are disclosed. One method receives input data related to a current block in a current picture at a video encoder side or a video bitstream corresponding to compressed data including the current block in the current picture at a video decoder side, and determines a first boundary associated with the current block, wherein the first boundary corresponds to one vertical boundary or one horizontal boundary of the current block. The method then applies de-blocking process to a reconstructed current block corresponding to the current block to result in a filtered-reconstructed current block, using a plurality of first reference samples at a same side of the first boundary, and replaces a first set of the first reference samples by one or more padding values. The method then generates a filtered decoded picture including the filtered-reconstructed current block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: HFI INNOVATION INC.
    Inventors: Chia-Ming Tsai, Chih-Wei Hsu, Ching-Yeh Chen, Tzu-Der Chuang, Yu-Wen Huang
  • Patent number: 11925017
    Abstract: A semiconductor device is provided. The semiconductor device includes a substrate, a stacked gate structure, and a wall structure. The stacked gate structure is on the substrate and extending along a first direction. The wall structure is on the substrate and laterally aside the stacked gate structure. The wall structure extends along the first direction and a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The stacked gate structure is overlapped with the wall structure in the first direction and the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chien-Hsuan Liu, Chiang-Ming Chuang, Chih-Ming Lee, Kun-Tsang Chuang, Hung-Che Liao, Chia-Ming Pan, Hsin-Chi Chen
  • Patent number: 11921001
    Abstract: A method and system for inspecting deviation in dynamic characteristics of a feeding system are provided, and the method includes: exciting the feeding system and detecting vibrations of a subcomponent of a component to be inspected of the feeding system to generate a monitoring excitation signal in a monitoring mode; calculating, by a modal analysis method, monitoring eigenvalues and monitoring eigenvectors of the monitoring excitation signal; determining, by a modal verification method, similarity between the monitoring eigenvalues and standard eigenvalues of a digital twin model and similarity between the monitoring eigenvectors and standard eigenvectors of the digital twin model; determining that the dynamic characteristics of the subcomponent are deviated, when the monitoring eigenvalues and monitoring eigenvectors are not similar to the standard eigenvalues and standard eigenvectors. Therefore, the subcomponent whose dynamic characteristics are deviated can be sensed remotely and precisely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Hiwin Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Hsien-Yu Chen, Yu-Sheng Chiu, Chih-Chun Cheng, Wen-Nan Cheng, Chi-Ming Liu
  • Publication number: 20240071953
    Abstract: A memory device including a base semiconductor die, conductive terminals, memory dies, an insulating encapsulation and a buffer cap is provided. The conductive terminals are disposed on a first surface of the base semiconductor die. The memory dies are stacked over a second surface of the base semiconductor die, and the second surface of the base semiconductor die is opposite to the first surface of the base semiconductor die. The insulating encapsulation is disposed on the second surface of the base semiconductor die and laterally encapsulates the memory dies. The buffer cap covers the first surface of the base semiconductor die, sidewalls of the base semiconductor die and sidewalls of the insulating encapsulation. A package structure including the above- mentioned memory device is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kai-Ming Chiang, Chao-wei Li, Wei-Lun Tsai, Chia-Min Lin, Yi-Da Tsai, Sheng-Feng Weng, Yu-Hao Chen, Sheng-Hsiang Chiu, Chih-Wei Lin, Ching-Hua Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20240071954
    Abstract: A memory device including a base semiconductor die, conductive terminals, memory dies, an insulating encapsulation and a buffer cap is provided. The conductive terminals are disposed on a first surface of the base semiconductor die. The memory dies are stacked over a second surface of the base semiconductor die, and the second surface of the base semiconductor die is opposite to the first surface of the base semiconductor die. The insulating encapsulation is disposed on the second surface of the base semiconductor die and laterally encapsulates the memory dies. The buffer cap covers the first surface of the base semiconductor die, sidewalls of the base semiconductor die and sidewalls of the insulating encapsulation. A package structure including the above-mentioned memory device is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kai-Ming Chiang, Chao-wei Li, Wei-Lun Tsai, Chia-Min Lin, Yi-Da Tsai, Sheng-Feng Weng, Yu-Hao Chen, Sheng-Hsiang Chiu, Chih-Wei Lin, Ching-Hua Hsieh