Patents by Inventor Chih-Yu Lin

Chih-Yu Lin 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: 20200241606
    Abstract: A multiplex sensing core and an input device are provided. The multiplex sensing core includes a sensing unit array, a first combining mechanism, and a microcontroller. The sensing unit array includes a plurality of sensing units. The first combining mechanism is combined with a second combining mechanism of an input device housing, so that at least one of the sensing units is disposed corresponding to a plurality of buttons of the input device housing. The microcontroller is coupled to the sensing units. The microcontroller enables the at least one of the sensing units corresponding to the buttons of the input device housing, and disables other sensing units that do not correspond to the buttons of the input device housing. The input device includes the multiplex sensing core and the input device housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Jia-Yu Lin, Chih-Chiang Chen
  • Publication number: 20200242824
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for personalized banner generation and display is provided. For example, an image comprising a product object depicting a product is identified. A background of the image is identified and removed. Features of the product object are evaluated to determine a product type of the product. A new background is selected based upon the product type. A banner comprising the new background and the product object positioned over the new background at a position within the banner is generated. The banner is rendered on a display of a computing device through a user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Wan-Ting LIN, Man-Ju CHOU, Li-Yu CHEN, Chih-Kuei WENG
  • Patent number: 10727131
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a method to form silicon germanium (SiGe) source/drain regions with the incorporation of a lateral etch in the epitaxial source/drain growth process. For example, the method can include forming a plurality of fins on a substrate, where each of the plurality of fins has a first width. The SiGe source/drain regions can be formed on the plurality of fins, where each SiGe source/drain region has a second width in a common direction with the first width and a height. The method can also include selectively etching—e.g., via a lateral etch—the SiGe source/drain regions to decrease the second width of the SiGe source/drain regions. By decreasing the width of the SiGe source/drain regions, electrical shorts between neighboring fins can be prevented or minimized. Further, the method can include growing an epitaxial capping layer over the Si/Ge source/drain regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kun-Mu Li, Chih-Chiang Chang, Wen-Chu Hsiao, Che-Yu Lin, Wei-Siang Yang
  • Patent number: 10714181
    Abstract: A cell structure is disclosed. The cell structure includes a first unit comprising a first group of transistors and a first data latch, a second unit comprising a second group of transistors and a second data latch a read port unit comprising a plurality of p-type transistors, a search line and a complementary search line, the search line and the complementary search line function as input of the cell structure, and a master line, the master line functions as an output of the cell structure, the first unit is coupled to the second unit, both the first and the second units are coupled to the read port unit. According to some embodiments, the first data latch comprises a first and a second p-type transistors, a first and a second n-type transistors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidehiro Fujiwara, Hung-Jen Liao, Hsien-Yu Pan, Chih-Yu Lin, Yen-Huei Chen, Chien-Chen Lin
  • Patent number: 10700208
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and method of manufacture are provided. In an embodiment a first contact is formed to a source/drain region and a dielectric layer is formed over the first contact. An opening is formed to expose the first contact, and the opening is lined with a dielectric material. A second contact is formed in electrical contact with the first contact through the dielectric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Che-Cheng Chang, Kai-Yu Cheng, Chih-Han Lin, Sin-Yi Yang, Horng-Huei Tseng
  • Patent number: 10699960
    Abstract: Methods for improving interlayer dielectric (ILD) layer topography and resulting integrated circuit devices are disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes forming a first contact etch stop layer having a first thickness over a first region of a wafer, forming a second contact etch stop layer having a second thickness over a second region of the wafer, and forming an ILD layer over the first contact etch stop layer and the second contact etch stop layer. A first topography variation exists between the first region and the second region. The second thickness is different than the first thickness to achieve a second topography variation that is less than the first topography variation. The first topography variation can be caused by a height difference between a first gate structure disposed over the wafer in the first region and a second gate structure disposed over the wafer in the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuan-Wei Su, Chun Yu Huang, Chih-Hsun Lin, Ping-Pang Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10700177
    Abstract: A method for forming a semiconductor device structure is provided. The method includes providing a semiconductor substrate including a conductive region made of silicon, germanium or a combination thereof. The method also includes forming an insulating layer over the semiconductor substrate and forming an opening in the insulating layer to expose the conductive region. The method also includes performing a deposition process to form a metal layer over a sidewall and a bottom of the opening, so that a metal silicide or germanide layer is formed on the exposed conductive region by the deposition process. The method also includes performing a first in-situ etching process to etch at least a portion of the metal layer and forming a fill metal material layer in the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Hsiu Hung, Yi-Hsiang Chao, Kuan-Yu Yeh, Kan-Ju Lin, Chun-Wen Nieh, Huang-Yi Huang, Chih-Wei Chang, Ching-Hwanq Su
  • Publication number: 20200203523
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a fin-shaped structure on the substrate; a shallow trench isolation (STI) around the fin-shaped structure; a single diffusion break (SDB) structure in the fin-shaped structure for dividing the fin-shaped structure into a first portion and a second portion; a first gate structure on the fin-shaped structure; a second gate structure on the STI; and a third gate structure on the SDB structure, wherein a width of the third gate structure is greater than a width of the second gate structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Cheng-Han Wu, Hsin-Yu Chen, Chun-Hao Lin, Shou-Wei Hsieh, Chih-Ming Su, Yi-Ren Chen, Yuan-Ting Chuang
  • Patent number: 10687910
    Abstract: An orthopedic surgery assistant system includes: a multi-axis mechanical arm module; at least one end effector, including: two linear actuating elements, two actuating element encoders, a central annular structure, a connector, and a power/torque sensing element; a guide and positioning module; and a surgery remote control module, so that a user pulls the multi-axis mechanical arm and the end effector according to a real-time three-dimensional model, so that the multi-axis mechanical arm performs translation and rotation motions in a plurality of axial directions on an applied end, and the end effector performs a rotation motion of two degrees of freedom on the applied end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    Inventors: Chin-Yu Chang, Bing-Feng Huang, Chih-Lung Lin
  • Publication number: 20200188049
    Abstract: An orthopedic surgery assistant system includes: a multi-axis mechanical arm module; at least one end effector, including: two linear actuating elements, two actuating element encoders, a central annular structure, a connector, and a power/torque sensing element; a guide and positioning module; and a surgery remote control module, so that a user pulls the multi-axis mechanical arm and the end effector according to a real-time three-dimensional model, so that the multi-axis mechanical arm performs translation and rotation motions in a plurality of axial directions on an applied end, and the end effector performs a rotation motion of two degrees of freedom on the applied end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Chin-Yu CHANG, Bing-Feng HUANG, Chih-Lung LIN
  • Publication number: 20200195138
    Abstract: A power converter with a common DC power source includes a DC power source and at least two power modules. Each of the power modules is coupled with each other and coupled to the DC power source. Each of the power module includes a coupled inductive component coupled to the DC power source, a DC output conversion unit coupled to the coupled inductive component, and a capacitor group having a coupling point. By using the coupled inductive component, it is to solve the problem of return current between the power modules caused by coupling multiple coupling points to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Hung-Chieh LIN, Chao-Li KAO, Yi-Ping HSIEH, Jin-Zhong HUANG, Po-Hsin TSENG, Chih-Hsien LI, Hung-Yu HUANG
  • Publication number: 20200196458
    Abstract: A display device including a display module and a calibration module is provided. The display module has a light exit surface. The calibration module includes a detecting component and a connecting component. The connecting component is configured to connect the detecting component and display module. The connecting component includes a connecting rod, a guiding rail and a rotating unit. The detecting component is disposed on one side of the connecting rod. The sliding rail has a guiding hole, and the connecting rod passes through the guiding hole. The rotating unit is connected to the other end of the connecting rod. When the rotating unit rotates, the connecting rod moves along the guiding hole between a first end and a second end of the guiding hole, so that the detecting component moves between a detection position and a stowed position. The detection position is located on the light exit surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Qisda Corporation
    Inventors: FENG-YU WU, CHIH-WEI TIEN, WU-SHEN LIN
  • Publication number: 20200179796
    Abstract: A VR gaming operational stage includes a display device, a standing platform, a limb movement detector, an eye-gaze analyzer, an adjustment device, and a micro controller. The standing platform is configured to detect the center of gravity of a user. The limb movement detector is configured to detect the limb movement of the user. The eye-gaze analyzer is configured to determine the body orientation of the user. According to the data acquired by the standing platform, the limb movement detector and the eye-gaze analyzer, the micro controller is configured to instruct the display device to present corresponding VR contents and instruct the adjustment device to provide corresponding force feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Jia-Yu Lin, Chih-Chiang Chen
  • Patent number: 10680133
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a light-emitting device comprises a substrate with a topmost surface; a first semiconductor stack arranged on the substrate, and comprising a first light-emitting layer separated from the topmost surface by a first distance; a second semiconductor stack arranged on the substrate, and comprising a second light-emitting layer separated from the topmost surface by a second distance; and a third semiconductor stack arranged on the substrate, and comprising third light-emitting layer separated from the topmost surface by a third distance; wherein the first semiconductor stack, the second semiconductor stack, and the third semiconductor stack are configured to emit different color lights; and wherein the second distance is different form the first distance and the third distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: EPISTAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chien-Fu Huang, Chih-Chiang Lu, Chun-Yu Lin, Hsin-Chih Chiu
  • Patent number: 10672776
    Abstract: A memory circuit including: a first column of memory cells, each memory cell of the first column including a first supply segment; a first supply voltage line in a first conductive layer, the first supply voltage line being made of at least the first supply segments of the first column; a second supply voltage line; a first resistive device electrically connecting the first and second supply voltage lines, and being located in a via layer; a first material, from which the first resistive device is formed, being different than a second material from which a first type of via plug in the via layer is formed; and a supply voltage source electrically coupled with first supply voltage line through one or more conductive paths, and the second supply voltage line and the first resistive device being in a lowest resistance path of the one or more conductive paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yen-Huei Chen, Hung-Jen Liao, Chih-Yu Lin, Jonathan Tsung-Yung Chang, Wei-Cheng Wu
  • Publication number: 20200168181
    Abstract: A tracking system for positioning a user's location comprise a scan device including a light scanning module for generating a scan light source, where the light scanning module includes a point light source, a prism, a reflector and a synchronization processing module, the prism rotates with a rotation speed, the synchronization processing module is used to control the reflector to rotate with an angle according to the rotation speed, so that the light emitted to the prism is reflected to a specific direction to form the scan light source, a head mounted displayer, which includes a plurality of receivers for detecting the scan light source, for generating information about the scan light source, and an computing device for calculating the location of the user based on the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Jia-Yu Lin, Chih-Chiang Chen
  • Publication number: 20200165210
    Abstract: A method for preparing azoxystrobin comprises the following steps: (a) mixing methyl (E)-2-[2-(6-chloropyrimidin-4-yloxy)phenyl]-3-methoxyacrylate, 2-cyanophenol, potassium carbonate, and 10-80 mol % of 1-methylpyrrolidine as a catalyst in an aprotic solvent to form a basic mixture, and reacting the basic mixture for 2-5 hrs at a temperature of 60-120° C.; and (b) subjecting the basic mixture after reaction in Step (a) to a first distillation under a reduced pressure of 80-120 torr at 70-80° C., to obtain azoxystrobin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Chien-Hsing CHEN, Ming-Fang HSIEH, Chih-Da LIN, Chien-Yu LIU
  • Publication number: 20200164270
    Abstract: A gaming cabin includes a display device, an adjustable chair, a degree-of-freedom adjusting device, a situation simulator, and a system end. The degree-of-freedom adjusting device is configured to provide three degrees of freedom for the display device along the vertical axis, along the horizontal axis and yaw, as well as provide automatic view-switching and surround sound control. The system end is configured to adjust the resolution of the display device using foveated rendering technique, thereby increasing system efficiency. The situation simulator is configured to provide visual, olfactory, tactile or impact effect during VR applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Jia-Yu Lin, Chao-Shih Huang, Chih-Chiang Chen
  • Patent number: 10658323
    Abstract: A package structure is provided. The package structure includes a semiconductor die and a protective layer surrounding the semiconductor die. The package structure also includes a conductive structure and a warpage-control element over a same side of the protective layer. A bottom surface of the warpage-control element is higher than a bottom surface of the conductive structure. The bottom surface of the warpage-control element is lower than a top surface of the conductive bump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hao-Jan Pei, Chih-Chiang Tsao, Wei-Yu Chen, Hsiu-Jen Lin, Ming-Da Cheng, Ching-Hua Hsieh, Chung-Shi Liu
  • Patent number: 10656637
    Abstract: A monitoring system applied to a shaping machine having a high speed electricity meter. The monitoring system includes a current obtaining device and an analyzing device. The current obtaining device is coupled to the high speed electricity meter to obtain a plurality of current signals from the operated shaping machine and in respond to the shaping machine executes a machining program, the current obtaining device extracts current variation data from the current signals. The machining program corresponds to a piece of the current variation data. The piece of the current variation datum comprises a maximum current and an occurring time that the maximum current being recorded. The analyzing device is configured to calculate a gap, based on the maximum currents and the occurring times corresponding to at least two successive machining programs. In respond to the gap time exceeding a predetermined threshold, the analyzing device generates a warning signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION INDUSTRY
    Inventors: Jun-Ren Chen, Hung-Sheng Chiu, Chih-Chieh Lin, Chien-Chih Lu, Cheng-Tsai Lai, Kun-Yu Lin