Patents by Inventor Ching-Hui Lin

Ching-Hui 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: 20210231603
    Abstract: A sensor array includes a semiconductor substrate, a first plurality of FET sensors and a second plurality of FET sensors. Each of the FET sensors includes a channel region between a source and a drain region in the semiconductor substrate and underlying a gate structure disposed on a first side of the channel region, and a dielectric layer disposed on a second side of the channel region opposite from the first side of the channel region. A first plurality of capture reagents is coupled to the dielectric layer over the channel region of the first plurality of FET sensors, and a second plurality of capture reagents is coupled to the dielectric layer over the channel region of the second plurality of FET sensors. The second plurality of capture reagents is different from the first plurality of capture reagents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ching-Hui LIN, Chun-Ren CHENG, Shih-Fen HUANG, Fu-Chun HUANG
  • Publication number: 20210217728
    Abstract: A semiconductor package structure includes a plurality of first dies spaced from each other, a molding layer between the first dies, a second die over the plurality of first dies and the molding layer, and an adhesive layer between the plurality of first dies and the second die, and between the molding layer and the second die. A first interface between the adhesive layer and the molding layer and a second interface between the adhesive layer and the plurality of first dies are at different levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: JENG-NAN HUNG, CHUN-HUI YU, KUO-CHUNG YEE, YI-DA TSAI, WEI-HUNG LIN, MING-DA CHENG, CHING-HUA HSIEH
  • Patent number: 11048421
    Abstract: A flash memory controller for controlling a flash memory module includes a communication interface for receiving a first data and a second data; and a processing circuit for dynamically controlling a data writing mode of the flash memory module according to an amount of stored data in the flash memory module. If the amount of stored data in the flash memory module is less than a first threshold when the communication interface receives the first data, the processing circuit controls the flash memory module so that the first data is written into the first data block under an one-bit-per-cell mode. If the amount of stored data in the flash memory module is greater than the first threshold when the communication interface receives the second data, the processing circuit controls the flash memory module so that the second data is written into the second data block under a two-bit-per-cell mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Silicon Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Tsung-Chieh Yang, Chun-Chieh Kuo, Ching-Hui Lin, Yang-Chih Shen
  • Publication number: 20210193904
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes: forming a first substrate includes a membrane stack over a first dielectric layer, the membrane stack having a first electrode, a second electrode over the first electrode and a piezoelectric layer between the first electrode and the second electrode, a third electrode over the first dielectric layer, and a second dielectric layer over the membrane stack and the third electrode; forming a second substrate, including: a redistribution layer (RDL) over a third substrate, the RDL having a fourth electrode; and a first cavity on a surface of the RDL adjacent to the fourth electrode; forming a second cavity in one of the first substrate and the second substrate; and bonding the first substrate to the second substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: YI HENG TSAI, FU-CHUN HUANG, CHING-HUI LIN, CHUN-REN CHENG
  • Publication number: 20210116413
    Abstract: A bioFET device includes a semiconductor substrate having a first surface and an opposite, parallel second surface and a plurality of bioFET sensors on the semiconductor substrate. Each of the bioFET sensors includes a gate formed on the first surface of the semiconductor substrate and a channel region formed within the semiconductor substrate beneath the gate and between source/drain (S/D) regions in the semiconductor substrate. The channel region includes a portion of the second surface of the semiconductor substrate. An isolation layer is disposed on the second surface of the semiconductor substrate. The isolation layer has an opening positioned over the channel region of more than one bioFET sensor of the plurality of bioFET sensors. An interface layer is disposed on the channel region of the more than one bioFET sensor in the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jui-Cheng HUANG, Yi-Hsien CHANG, Chin-Hua WEN, Chun-Ren CHENG, Shih-Fen HUANG, Tung-Tsun CHEN, Yu-Jie HUANG, Ching-Hui LIN, Sean CHENG, Hector CHANG
  • Publication number: 20210117636
    Abstract: The structure of a semiconductor device with an array of bioFET sensors, a biometric fingerprint sensor, and a temperature sensor and a method of fabricating the semiconductor device are disclosed. A method for fabricating the semiconductor device includes forming a gate electrode on a first side of a semiconductor substrate, forming a channel region between source and drain regions within the semiconductor substrate, and forming a piezoelectric sensor region on a second side of the semiconductor substrate. The second side is substantially parallel and opposite to the first side. The method further includes forming a temperature sensing electrode on the second side during the forming of the piezoelectric sensor region, forming a sensing well on the channel region, and binding capture reagents on the sensing well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ching-Hui LIN, Chun-Ren CHENG, Shih-Fen HUANG, Fu-Chun HUANG
  • Patent number: 10984211
    Abstract: The structure of a semiconductor device with an array of bioFET sensors, a biometric fingerprint sensor, and a temperature sensor and a method of fabricating the semiconductor device are disclosed. A method for fabricating the semiconductor device includes forming a gate electrode on a first side of a semiconductor substrate, forming a channel region between source and drain regions within the semiconductor substrate, and forming a piezoelectric sensor region on a second side of the semiconductor substrate. The second side is substantially parallel and opposite to the first side. The method further includes forming a temperature sensing electrode on the second side during the forming of the piezoelectric sensor region, forming a sensing well on the channel region, and binding capture reagents on the sensing well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Ching-Hui Lin, Chun-Ren Cheng, Shih-Fen Huang, Fu-Chun Huang
  • Patent number: 10955379
    Abstract: A sensor array includes a semiconductor substrate, a first plurality of FET sensors and a second plurality of FET sensors. Each of the FET sensors includes a channel region between a source and a drain region in the semiconductor substrate and underlying a gate structure disposed on a first side of the channel region, and a dielectric layer disposed on a second side of the channel region opposite from the first side of the channel region. A first plurality of capture reagents is coupled to the dielectric layer over the channel region of the first plurality of FET sensors, and a second plurality of capture reagents is coupled to the dielectric layer over the channel region of the second plurality of FET sensors. The second plurality of capture reagents is different from the first plurality of capture reagents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Ching-Hui Lin, Chun-Ren Cheng, Shih-Fen Huang, Fu-Chun Huang
  • Publication number: 20210078857
    Abstract: A hybrid ultrasonic transducer and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes the forming of a first substrate and a second substrate. The forming of the first substrate includes: depositing a membrane stack over a first dielectric layer; forming a third electrode over the first dielectric layer; and depositing a second dielectric layer over the membrane stack and the third electrode. The forming of the second substrate includes: forming a redistribution layer (RDL) having a fourth electrode; and etching a first cavity on a surface of the RDL adjacent to the fourth electrode. The method further includes: forming a second cavity in one of the first substrate and the second substrate; and bonding the first substrate to the second substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: YI HENG TSAI, FU-CHUN HUANG, CHING-HUI LIN, CHUN-REN CHENG
  • Patent number: 10944041
    Abstract: A hybrid ultrasonic transducer and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes the forming of a first substrate and a second substrate. The forming of the first substrate includes: depositing a membrane stack over a first dielectric layer; forming a third electrode over the first dielectric layer; and depositing a second dielectric layer over the membrane stack and the third electrode. The forming of the second substrate includes: forming a redistribution layer (RDL) having a fourth electrode; and etching a first cavity on a surface of the RDL adjacent to the fourth electrode. The method further includes: forming a second cavity in one of the first substrate and the second substrate; and bonding the first substrate to the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Yi Heng Tsai, Fu-Chun Huang, Ching-Hui Lin, Chun-Ren Cheng
  • Publication number: 20210011643
    Abstract: A flash memory controller for controlling a flash memory module includes a communication interface for receiving a first data and a second data; and a processing circuit for dynamically controlling a data writing mode of the flash memory module according to an amount of stored data in the flash memory module. If the amount of stored data in the flash memory module is less than a first threshold when the communication interface receives the first data, the processing circuit controls the flash memory module so that the first data is written into the first data block under an one-bit-per-cell mode. If the amount of stored data in the flash memory module is greater than the first threshold when the communication interface receives the second data, the processing circuit controls the flash memory module so that the second data is written into the second data block under a two-bit-per-cell mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Tsung-Chieh Yang, Chun-Chieh Kuo, Ching-Hui Lin, Yang-Chih Shen
  • Patent number: 10876997
    Abstract: A bioFET device includes a semiconductor substrate having a first surface and an opposite, parallel second surface and a plurality of bioFET sensors on the semiconductor substrate. Each of the bioFET sensors includes a gate formed on the first surface of the semiconductor substrate and a channel region formed within the semiconductor substrate beneath the gate and between source/drain (S/D) regions in the semiconductor substrate. The channel region includes a portion of the second surface of the semiconductor substrate. An isolation layer is disposed on the second surface of the semiconductor substrate. The isolation layer has an opening positioned over the channel region of more than one bioFET sensor of the plurality of bioFET sensors. An interface layer is disposed on the channel region of the more than one bioFET sensor in the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Jui-Cheng Huang, Yi-Hsien Chang, Chin-Hua Wen, Chun-Ren Cheng, Shih-Fen Huang, Tung-Tsun Chen, Yu-Jie Huang, Ching-Hui Lin, Sean Cheng, Hector Chang
  • Publication number: 20200350311
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a semiconductor structure is provided, wherein the method includes the following operations. A substrate having a transistor is received, wherein the transistor includes a channel region and a gate on a first side of the channel region. A second side of the channel region of the transistor is exposed, wherein the second side is opposite to the first side. A metal oxide is formed on the second side of the channel region of the transistor, wherein the metal oxide contacts the channel region and is exposed to the environment. A semiconductor structure and an operation of a semiconductor structure thereof are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Fu-Chun Huang, Ching-Hui Lin, Chun-Ren Cheng, Shih-Fen Huang, Alexander Kalnitsky
  • Patent number: 10824354
    Abstract: A flash memory controller for controlling a flash memory module includes a communication interface for receiving a first data and a second data; and a processing circuit for dynamically controlling a data writing mode of the flash memory module according to an amount of stored data in the flash memory module. If the amount of stored data in the flash memory module is less than a first threshold when the communication interface receives the first data, the processing circuit controls the flash memory module so that the first data is written into the first data block under an one-bit-per-cell mode. If the amount of stored data in the flash memory module is greater than the first threshold when the communication interface receives the second data, the processing circuit controls the flash memory module so that the second data is written into the second data block under a two-bit-per-cell mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Silicon Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Tsung-Chieh Yang, Chun-Chieh Kuo, Ching-Hui Lin, Yang-Chih Shen
  • Patent number: 10825542
    Abstract: A method for checking storage units of flash memory of flash memory device includes: writing data into storage units; and performing data read operation to read data from storage units to compare read data with written data to check whether data is correctly written into storage units, and data read operation includes: performing sequential read operation to sequentially select first storage unit and to read data from first storage unit according to serial order numbers; determining whether first storage unit is damaged; accumulating a number of damaged storage units if first storage unit is damaged; determining whether the number of damaged storage units is larger than first threshold number; and exiting sequential read operation and performing random read operation to read data of specific storage unit if the number of damaged storage units is larger than first threshold number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Silicon Motion, Inc.
    Inventor: Ching-Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 10756086
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor structure is provided, wherein the method includes the following operations. A substrate having a transistor is received, wherein the transistor includes a channel region and a gate on a first side of the channel region. The second side of the channel region of the transistor is exposed, wherein the second side is opposite to the first side. A metal oxide is formed on the second side of the channel region of the transistor, wherein the metal oxide contacts the channel region and is exposed to the environment. A semiconductor structure and an operation of a semiconductor structure thereof are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Fu-Chun Huang, Ching-Hui Lin, Chun-Ren Cheng, Shih-Fen Huang, Alexander Kalnitsky
  • Publication number: 20200244035
    Abstract: A laser module, comprising: a loading board; an edge emitting laser component arranged on the loading board, and the edge emitting laser component emits a first laser beam; a reflecting component arranged in front of the edge emitting laser component on the loading board for the first laser beam to be reflected vertically, and the edge emitting laser component and reflecting component become a laser emitting module; and a laser receiving module arranged closed to the edge emitting laser component on the loading board to receive the first laser beam reflected from above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: HSIEN-CHENG YEN, WEN-WEI LIN, CHING-HUI LIN
  • Publication number: 20200105996
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a piezoelectric biosensor is provided. The piezoelectric biosensor includes a semiconductor substrate. A first electrode is disposed over the semiconductor substrate. A piezoelectric structure is disposed on the first electrode. A second electrode is disposed on the piezoelectric structure. A sensing reservoir is disposed over the piezoelectric structure and exposed to an ambient environment, where the sensing reservoir is configured to collect a fluid comprising a number of bio-entities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Ching-Hui Lin, Chun-Ren Cheng, Shih-Fen Huang, Fu-Chun Huang
  • Publication number: 20200103369
    Abstract: A sensor array includes a semiconductor substrate, a first plurality of FET sensors and a second plurality of FET sensors. Each of the FET sensors includes a channel region between a source and a drain region in the semiconductor substrate and underlying a gate structure disposed on a first side of the channel region, and a dielectric layer disposed on a second side of the channel region opposite from the first side of the channel region. A first plurality of capture reagents is coupled to the dielectric layer over the channel region of the first plurality of FET sensors, and a second plurality of capture reagents is coupled to the dielectric layer over the channel region of the second plurality of FET sensors. The second plurality of capture reagents is different from the first plurality of capture reagents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ching-Hui LIN, Chun-Ren CHENG, Shih-Fen HUANG, Fu-Chun HUANG
  • Publication number: 20200098517
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards a piezoelectric metal-insulator-metal (MIM) device including a piezoelectric structure between a top electrode and a bottom electrode. The piezoelectric layer includes a top region overlying a bottom region. Outer sidewalls of the bottom region extend past outer sidewalls of the top region. The outer sidewalls of the top region are aligned with outer sidewalls of the top electrode. The piezoelectric layer is configured to help limit delamination of the top electrode from the piezoelectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Anderson Lin, Chun-Ren Cheng, Chi-Yuan Shih, Shih-Fen Huang, Yi-Chuan Teng, Yi Heng Tsai, You-Ru Lin, Yen-Wen Chen, Fu-Chun Huang, Fan Hu, Ching-Hui Lin, Yan-Jie Liao