Patents by Inventor Chih-Wei Chen

Chih-Wei 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: 11967642
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure includes a buffer layer, a channel layer, a barrier layer, a doped compound semiconductor layer, and a composition gradient layer. The buffer layer is disposed on a substrate, the channel layer is disposed on the buffer layer, the barrier layer is disposed on the channel layer, the doped compound semiconductor layer is disposed on the barrier layer, and the composition gradient layer is disposed between the barrier layer and the doped compound semiconductor layer. The barrier layer and the composition gradient layer include a same group III element and a same group V element, and the atomic percentage of the same group III element in the composition gradient layer is gradually increased in the direction from the barrier layer to the doped compound semiconductor layer. A high electron mobility transistor and a fabrication method thereof are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Yen Chen, Tuan-Wei Wang, Franky Juanda Lumbantoruan, Chun-Yang Chen
  • Patent number: 11967596
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a first-voltage power rail and a second-voltage power rail in a first connection layer, and includes a first-voltage underlayer power rail and a second-voltage underlayer power rail below the first connection layer. Each of the first-voltage and second-voltage power rails extends in a second direction that is perpendicular to a first direction. Each of the first-voltage and second-voltage underlayer power rails extends in the first direction. The integrated circuit includes a first via-connector connecting the first-voltage power rail with the first-voltage underlayer power rail, and a second via-connector connecting the second-voltage power rail with the second-voltage underlayer power rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Guo-Huei Wu, Shih-Wei Peng, Wei-Cheng Lin, Hui-Zhong Zhuang, Chih-Liang Chen, Li-Chun Tien, Lee-Chung Lu
  • Publication number: 20240128211
    Abstract: Some implementations described herein provide techniques and apparatuses for a stacked semiconductor die package. The stacked semiconductor die package may include an upper semiconductor die package above a lower semiconductor die package. The stacked semiconductor die package includes one or more rows of pad structures located within a footprint of a semiconductor die of the lower semiconductor die package. The one or more rows of pad structures may be used to mount the upper semiconductor die package above the lower semiconductor die package. Relative to another stacked semiconductor die package including a row of dummy connection structures adjacent to the semiconductor die that may be used to mount the upper semiconductor die package, a size of the stacked semiconductor die package may be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Chih-Wei WU, An-Jhih SU, Hua-Wei TSENG, Ying-Ching SHIH, Wen-Chih CHIOU, Chun-Wei CHEN, Ming Shih YEH, Wei-Cheng WU, Der-Chyang YEH
  • Patent number: 11961791
    Abstract: A device includes a redistribution line, and a polymer region molded over the redistribution line. The polymer region includes a first flat top surface. A conductive region is disposed in the polymer region and electrically coupled to the redistribution line. The conductive region includes a second flat top surface not higher than the first flat top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ching-Wen Hsiao, Ming-Da Cheng, Chih-Wei Lin, Chen-Shien Chen, Chih-Hua Chen, Chen-Cheng Kuo
  • Publication number: 20240115327
    Abstract: An aiming system includes a positioner, an aiming device, and a processor. The positioner has a function of acquiring spatial information, and the aiming device is connected to the positioner, and the processor is connected to the positioner or the aiming device. A method of using the aiming system is also provided. Surgical guidance is more intuitive by directly combining the positioner with the aiming device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Chih Wei CHEN, Hao Kai CHOU, Chih Min YANG
  • Patent number: 11951587
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to techniques of zone-based target control in chemical mechanical polishing of wafers. Multiple zones are identified on a surface of a wafer. The CMP target is achieved on each zone in a sequence of CMP processes. Each CMP process in the sequence achieves the CMP target for only one zone, using a CMP process selective to other zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Che-Liang Chung, Che-Hao Tu, Kei-Wei Chen, Chih-Wen Liu
  • Patent number: 11956421
    Abstract: Method and apparatus of video coding are disclosed. According to one method, in the decoder side, a predefined Intra mode is assigned to a neighboring block adjacent to the current luma block when the neighboring block satisfies one or more conditions. An MPM (Most Probable Mode) list is derived based on information comprising at least one of neighboring Intra modes. A current Intra mode is derived utilizing the MPM list. The current luma block is decoded according to the current Intra mode According to another method, a predefined Intra mode is assigned to a neighboring block adjacent to the current luma block if the neighboring block is coded in BDPCM (Block-based Delta Pulse Code Modulation) mode, where the predefined Intra mode is set to horizontal mode or vertical mode depending on prediction direction used by the BDPCM mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: HFI INNOVATION INC.
    Inventors: Man-Shu Chiang, Chih-Wei Hsu, Tzu-Der Chuang, Ching-Yeh Chen, Yu-Wen Huang, Shih-Ta Hsiang
  • Patent number: 11956469
    Abstract: Video processing methods and apparatuses implemented in a video encoding or decoding system with conditional secondary transform signaling. The video encoding system determines and applies a transform operation to residuals of a transform block to generate final transform coefficients, and adaptively signals a secondary transform index according to a position of a last significant coefficient in the transform block. A value of the secondary transform index is determined according to the transform operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: HFI INNOVATION INC.
    Inventors: Man-Shu Chiang, Chih-Wei Hsu, Tzu-Der Chuang, Ching-Yeh Chen
  • Patent number: 11956462
    Abstract: Video processing methods and apparatuses for coding a current block comprise receiving input data of a current block, partitioning the current block into multiple sub-blocks, deriving sub-block MVs for the current block according to a sub-block motion compensation coding tool, constraining the sub-block MVs to form constrained sub-block MVs, and encoding or decoding the current block using the constrained sub-block MVs, and applying motion compensation to the current block using the constrained sub-block MVs to encode or decode the current block. The sub-block MVs may be constrained according to a size, width, or height of the current block or a sub-block, an inter prediction direction of one of control point MVs of the current block, the current block, or current sub-block, the control point MVs, or a combination of the above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: HFI INNOVATION INC.
    Inventors: Tzu-Der Chuang, Ching-Yeh Chen, Chen-Yen Lai, Chih-Wei Hsu
  • Patent number: 11953052
    Abstract: A fastener is adapted for assembling a first housing to a second housing. The first housing is provided with a protruding portion and a buckling portion, and the second housing has a first surface, a second surface, and a through hole. The fastener includes a first portion, at least one connecting portion, at least two elastic portions, and a second portion. The first portion movably abuts against the first surface and has a first opening. The connecting portion is accommodated in the through hole. One end of the connecting portion is connected to the first portion. The connecting portion is spaced apart from an inner edge of the second housing by a gap. The two elastic portions inclinedly extend into the first opening. The second portion movably abuts against the second surface and is disposed at the another end of the connecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jian-Hua Chen, Po-Tsung Shih, Yu-Wei Lin, Ming-Hua Ho, Chih-Hao Wu
  • Publication number: 20240113061
    Abstract: An electronic device package includes a circuit layer, a first semiconductor die, a second semiconductor die, a plurality of first conductive structures and a second conductive structure. The first semiconductor die is disposed on the circuit layer. The second semiconductor die is disposed on the first semiconductor die, and has an active surface toward the circuit layer. The first conductive structures are disposed between a first region of the second semiconductor die and the first semiconductor die, and electrically connecting the first semiconductor die to the second semiconductor die. The second conductive structure is disposed between a second region of the second semiconductor die and the circuit layer, and electrically connecting the circuit layer to the second semiconductor die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Mei-Ju LU, Chi-Han CHEN, Chang-Yu LIN, Jr-Wei LIN, Chih-Pin HUNG
  • Publication number: 20240113113
    Abstract: Methods of cutting gate structures, and structures formed, are described. In an embodiment, a structure includes first and second gate structures over an active area, and a gate cut-fill structure. The first and second gate structures extend parallel. The active area includes a source/drain region disposed laterally between the first and second gate structures. The gate cut-fill structure has first and second primary portions and an intermediate portion. The first and second primary portions abut the first and second gate structures, respectively. The intermediate portion extends laterally between the first and second primary portions. First and second widths of the first and second primary portions along longitudinal midlines of the first and second gate structures, respectively, are each greater than a third width of the intermediate portion midway between the first and second gate structures and parallel to the longitudinal midline of the first gate structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Chih-Chang Hung, Chia-Jen Chen, Ming-Ching Chang, Shu-Yuan Ku, Yi-Hsuan Hsiao, I-Wei Yang
  • Publication number: 20240113429
    Abstract: An electronic device including a bracket and an antenna is provided. The bracket includes first, second, third, and fourth surfaces. The antenna includes a radiator. The radiator includes first, second, third, and fourth portions. The first portion is located on the first surface and includes connected first and second sections. The second portion is located on the second surface and includes third, fourth, fifth, and sixth sections. The third section, the fourth section, and the fifth sections are bent and connected to form a U shape. The third portion is located on the third surface and is connected to the second section and the fourth section. The fourth portion is located on the fourth surface and is connected to the fifth section, the sixth section, and the third portion. The radiator is adapted to resonate at a low frequency band and a first high frequency band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chien-Yi Wu, Chao-Hsu Wu, Sheng-Chin Hsu, Chia-Hung Chen, Chih-Wei Liao, Hau Yuen Tan, Hao-Hsiang Yang, Shih-Keng Huang
  • Patent number: 11947252
    Abstract: An optical member driving mechanism is provided. The optical member driving mechanism includes a first portion and a matrix structure. The first portion is connected to a first optical member and corresponds to a first light. The matrix structure is disposed on the first portion and corresponds to a second light, wherein the first light is different from the second light. The matrix structure includes a regularly-arranged structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chih-Wei Weng, Juei-Hung Tsai, Shu-Shan Chen, Mao-Kuo Hsu, Sin-Jhong Song
  • Publication number: 20240104288
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing an integrated circuit includes a processor coupled to a non-transitory computer readable medium configured to store executable instructions. The processor is configured to execute the instructions for generating a layout design of the integrated circuit that has a set of design rules. The generating of the layout design includes generating a set of gate layout patterns corresponding to fabricating a set of gate structures of the integrated circuit, generating a cut feature layout pattern corresponding to a cut region of a first gate of the set of gate structures of the integrated circuit, generating a first conductive feature layout pattern corresponding to fabricating a first conductive structure of the integrated circuit, and generating a first via layout pattern corresponding to a first via. The cut feature layout pattern overlaps a first gate layout pattern of the set of gate layout patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Shih-Wei PENG, Chih-Liang CHEN, Charles Chew-Yuen YOUNG, Hui-Zhong ZHUANG, Jiann-Tyng TZENG, Shun Li CHEN, Wei-Cheng LIN
  • Patent number: 11943476
    Abstract: Video processing methods and apparatuses implemented in a video encoding or decoding system with conditional secondary transform signaling. The video encoding system determines and applies a transform operation to residuals of one or more transform blocks to generate final transform coefficients, and skip signaling a secondary transform index if a position of a last significant coefficient in each considered transform block is less than or equal to a predefined position; otherwise, the video encoding system signals a secondary transform index according to the transform operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: HFI INNOVATION INC.
    Inventors: Man-Shu Chiang, Chih-Wei Hsu, Tzu-Der Chuang, Ching-Yeh Chen
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20240096756
    Abstract: A method of making a semiconductor device includes manufacturing a first transistor over a first side of a substrate. The method further includes depositing a spacer material against a sidewall of the first transistor. The method further includes recessing the spacer material to expose a first portion of the sidewall of the first transistor. The method further includes manufacturing a first electrical connection to the transistor, a first portion of the electrical connection contacts a surface of the first transistor farthest from the substrate, and a second portion of the electrical connect contacts the first portion of the sidewall of the first transistor. The method further includes manufacturing a self-aligned interconnect structure (SIS) extending along the spacer material, wherein the spacer material separates a portion of the SIS from the first transistor, and the first electrical connection directly contacts the SIS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Chih-Yu LAI, Chih-Liang CHEN, Chi-Yu LU, Shang-Syuan CIOU, Hui-Zhong ZHUANG, Ching-Wei TSAI, Shang-Wen CHANG
  • Publication number: 20240096781
    Abstract: A package structure including a semiconductor die, a redistribution circuit structure and an electronic device is provided. The semiconductor die is laterally encapsulated by an insulating encapsulation. The redistribution circuit structure is disposed on the semiconductor die and the insulating encapsulation. The redistribution circuit structure includes a colored dielectric layer, inter-dielectric layers and redistribution conductive layers embedded in the inter-dielectric layers. The electronic device is disposed over the colored dielectric layer and electrically connected to the redistribution circuit structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Ti Lu, Hao-Yi Tsai, Chia-Hung Liu, Yu-Hsiang Hu, Hsiu-Jen Lin, Tzuan-Horng Liu, Chih-Hao Chang, Bo-Jiun Lin, Shih-Wei Chen, Hung-Chun Cho, Pei-Rong Ni, Hsin-Wei Huang, Zheng-Gang Tsai, Tai-You Liu, Po-Chang Shih, Yu-Ting Huang
  • Publication number: 20240096701
    Abstract: A device includes: a stack of semiconductor nanostructures; a gate structure wrapping around the semiconductor nanostructures, the gate structure extending in a first direction; a source/drain region abutting the gate structure and the stack in a second direction transverse the first direction; a contact structure on the source/drain region; a backside conductive trace under the stack, the backside conductive trace extending in the second direction; a first through via that extends vertically from the contact structure to a top surface of the backside dielectric layer; and a gate isolation structure that abuts the first through via in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Chun-Yuan CHEN, Huan-Chieh SU, Ching-Wei TSAI, Shang-Wen CHANG, Yi-Hsun CHIU, Chih-Hao WANG