Patents by Inventor CHUN-HAO CHUANG

CHUN-HAO CHUANG 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: 20220013453
    Abstract: A method includes providing a fin, an isolation structure, and first and second source/drain (S/D) features over the fin; forming an etch mask covering a first portion and exposing a second portion of the fin; removing the second portion of the fin, resulting in a first trench; filling the first trench with a first dielectric feature; removing the etch mask; and applying etching process(es) to remove the first portion of the fin and to partially recess the first S/D feature. The etching process(es) includes an isotropic etching tuned selective to materials of the first S/D feature and not materials of the isolation structure and the first dielectric feature, resulting in a second trench under the first S/D feature and having a gap between a bottom surface of the first S/D feature and a top surface of the isolation structure. The method further includes forming a via in the second trench.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Chun-Yuan Chen, Huan-Chieh Su, Cheng-Chi Chuang, Chih-Hao Wang
  • Patent number: 11222892
    Abstract: A semiconductor device according to the present disclosure includes a bottom dielectric feature on a substrate, a plurality of channel members directly over the bottom dielectric feature, a gate structure wrapping around each of the plurality of channel members, two first epitaxial features sandwiching the bottom dielectric feature along a first direction, and two second epitaxial features sandwiching the plurality of channel members along the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huan-Chieh Su, Li-Zhen Yu, Chun-Yuan Chen, Shih-Chuan Chiu, Cheng-Chi Chuang, Yu-Ming Lin, Chih-Hao Wang
  • Publication number: 20210407994
    Abstract: A semiconductor device structure, along with methods of forming such, are described. The structure includes a source region, a drain region, and a gate electrode layer disposed between the source region and the drain region. The gate electrode layer includes a first surface facing the source region, and the first surface includes an edge portion having a first height. The gate electrode layer further includes a second surface opposite the first surface and facing the drain region. The second surface includes an edge portion having a second height. The second height is different from the first height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huan-Chieh SU, Chun-Yuan CHEN, Pei-Yu WANG, Cheng-Chi CHUANG, Chih-Hao WANG
  • Publication number: 20210399109
    Abstract: An IC structure includes a source epitaxial structure, a drain epitaxial structure, a first silicide region, a second silicide region, a source contact, a backside via rail, a drain contact, and a front-side interconnection structure. The first silicide region is on a front-side surface and a first sidewall of the source epitaxial structure. The second silicide region is on a front-side surface of the drain epitaxial structure. The source contact is in contact with the first silicide region and has a protrusion extending past a backside surface of the source epitaxial structure. The backside via rail is in contact with the protrusion of the source contact. The drain contact is in contact with the second silicide region. The front-side interconnection structure is on a front-side surface of the source contact and a front-side surface of the drain contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Huan-Chieh SU, Li-Zhen YU, Chun-Yuan CHEN, Cheng-Chi CHUANG, Shang-Wen CHANG, Yi-Hsun CHIU, Pei-Yu WANG, Ching-Wei TSAI, Chih-Hao WANG
  • Patent number: 11158664
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present disclosure relates to an integrated chip structure. The integrated chip structure includes a first image sensor disposed within a first substrate and a second image sensor disposed within a second substrate. The second substrate has a first side facing the first substrate. The first side includes angled surfaces defining one or more recesses within the first side. A band-pass filter is arranged between the first substrate and the second substrate and is configured to reflect electromagnetic radiation that is within a first range of wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng Yu Huang, Chun-Hao Chuang, Chien-Hsien Tseng, Kazuaki Hashimoto, Keng-Yu Chou, Wei-Chieh Chiang, Wen-Hau Wu
  • Patent number: 11158662
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in some embodiments, relates to an integrated chip. The integrated chip has an image sensor within a substrate. A first dielectric has an upper surface that extends over a first side of the substrate and over one or more trenches within the first side of the substrate. The one or more trenches laterally surround the image sensor. An internal reflection structure arranged over the upper surface of the first dielectric. The internal reflection structure is configured to reflect radiation exiting from the substrate back into the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keng-Yu Chou, Chun-Hao Chuang, Chien-Hsien Tseng, Kazuaki Hashimoto, Wei-Chieh Chiang, Cheng Yu Huang, Wen-Hau Wu, Chih-Kung Chang, Jhy-Jyi Sze
  • Patent number: 11121159
    Abstract: A photo diode includes a pixel unit, a photo conversion layer, and a dielectric layer. The pixel unit includes a pair of pixels. The photo conversion layer is above the pixel unit and has a pair of portions, each of which corresponds to a respective one of the pixels. The dielectric layer is between the portions of the photo conversion layer. A method of manufacturing the photo diode is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited
    Inventors: Tzu-Jui Wang, Keng-Yu Chou, Chun-Hao Chuang, Ming-Chieh Hsu, Ren-Jie Lin, Jen-Cheng Liu, Dun-Nian Yaung
  • Publication number: 20210265408
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present application are directed to a narrow band filter with high transmission and an image sensor comprising the narrow band filter. In some embodiments, the filter comprises a first distributed Bragg reflector (DBR), a second DBR, a defect layer between the first and second DBRs, and a plurality of columnar structures. The columnar structures extend through the defect layer and have a refractive index different than a refractive index of the defect layer. The first and second DBRs define a low transmission band, and the defect layer defines a high transmission band dividing the low transmission band. The columnar structures shift the high transmission band towards lower or higher wavelengths depending upon a refractive index of the columnar structures and a fill factor of the columnar structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Cheng Yu Huang, Chun-Hao Chuang, Chien-Hsien Tseng, Kazuaki Hashimoto, Keng-Yu Chou, Wei-Chieh Chiang, Wen-Hau Wu
  • Publication number: 20210265414
    Abstract: A BSI image sensor includes a substrate including a front side and a back side opposite to the front side, a pixel sensor disposed in the substrate, and a color filter disposed over the pixel sensor. The pixel sensor includes a plurality of first micro structures disposed over the back side of the substrate. The color filter includes a plurality of second micro structures disposed over the back side of the substrate. The first micro structures are arranged symmetrically to a first axial, and the second micro structures are arranged symmetrically to a second axial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: WEI-CHIEH CHIANG, KENG-YU CHOU, CHUN-HAO CHUANG, WEN-HAU WU, JHY-JYI SZE, CHIEN-HSIEN TSENG, KAZUAKI HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210225908
    Abstract: Image sensor structures are provided. The image sensor structure includes a substrate and a light-sensing region formed in the substrate. The image sensor structure further includes a first isolation structure surrounding the light sensing region and having an opening region in a top view and a second isolation structure formed in the substrate. In addition, the second isolation structure surrounds the light-sensing region and vertically overlaps both the opening region and the first isolation structure. The image sensor structure further includes a first gate structure formed over the substrate and overlapping the opening region, the first isolation structure, and the second isolation structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro YAMASHITA, Chun-Hao CHUANG, Hirofumi SUMI
  • Publication number: 20210183922
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards an integrated chip (IC). The IC comprises a first phase detection autofocus (PDAF) photodetector and a second PDAF photodetector in a substrate. A first electromagnetic radiation (EMR) diffuser is disposed along a back-side of the substrate and within a perimeter of the first PDAF photodetector. The first EMR diffuser is spaced a first distance from a first side of the first PDAF photodetector and a second distance less than the first distance from a second side of the first PDAF photodetector. A second EMR diffuser is disposed along the back-side of the substrate and within a perimeter of the second PDAF photodetector. The second EMR diffuser is spaced a third distance from a first side of the second PDAF photodetector and a fourth distance less than the third distance from a second side of the second PDAF photodetector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Keng-Yu Chou, Chun-Hao Chuang, Kazuaki Hashimoto, Wei-Chieh Chiang, Cheng Yu Huang, Wen-Hau Wu, Chih-Kung Chang
  • Patent number: 11004887
    Abstract: A BSI image sensor includes a substrate including a front side and a back side opposite to the front side, a pixel sensor disposed in the substrate, and a color filter disposed over the pixel sensor. The pixel sensor includes a plurality of first micro structures disposed over the back side of the substrate. The color filter includes a plurality of second micro structures disposed over the back side of the substrate. Each of the first micro structures has a first height, and each of the second micro structures has a second height. The second height is less than the first height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Wei-Chieh Chiang, Keng-Yu Chou, Chun-Hao Chuang, Wen-Hau Wu, Jhy-Jyi Sze, Chien-Hsien Tseng, Kazuaki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10991747
    Abstract: Image sensor structures are provided. The image sensor structure includes a substrate having a front side and a backside and a light-sensing region formed in the substrate. The image sensor structure further includes a front side isolation structure surrounding the light sensing region and having an opening region in a top view and a backside isolation structure formed at the backside of the substrate and encompassing the light-sensing region and vertically overlapping the opening region. The image sensor structure further includes a first gate structure formed over the front side of the substrate and overlapping the opening region and the front side isolation structure and a storage node in the substrate adjacent to the first gate structure. In addition, the storage node extends into the opening region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Yamashita, Chun-Hao Chuang, Hirofumi Sumi
  • Patent number: 10991739
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present application are directed to a narrow band filter with high transmission and an image sensor comprising the narrow band filter. In some embodiments, the filter comprises a first distributed Bragg reflector (DBR), a second DBR, a defect layer between the first and second DBRs, and a plurality of columnar structures. The columnar structures extend through the defect layer and have a refractive index different than a refractive index of the defect layer. The first and second DBRs define a low transmission band, and the defect layer defines a high transmission band dividing the low transmission band. The columnar structures shift the high transmission band towards lower or higher wavelengths depending upon a refractive index of the columnar structures and a fill factor of the columnar structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng Yu Huang, Chun-Hao Chuang, Chien-Hsien Tseng, Kazuaki Hashimoto, Keng-Yu Chou, Wei-Chieh Chiang, Wen-Hau Wu
  • Patent number: 10991740
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present application are directed to a narrow band filter with high transmission and an image sensor comprising the narrow band filter. In some embodiments, the filter comprises a first distributed Bragg reflector (DBR), a second DBR, a defect layer between the first and second DBRs, and a plurality of columnar structures. The columnar structures extend through the defect layer and have a refractive index different than a refractive index of the defect layer. The first and second DBRs define a low transmission band, and the defect layer defines a high transmission band dividing the low transmission band. The columnar structures shift the high transmission band towards lower or higher wavelengths depending upon a refractive index of the columnar structures and a fill factor of the columnar structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng Yu Huang, Chun-Hao Chuang, Chien-Hsien Tseng, Kazuaki Hashimoto, Keng-Yu Chou, Wei-Chieh Chiang, Wen-Hau Wu
  • Publication number: 20200403023
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present application are directed towards an image sensor including a wavelength tunable narrow band filter, as well as methods for forming the image sensor. In some embodiments, the image sensor includes a substrate, a first photodetector, a second photodetector, and a filter. The first and second photodetectors neighbor in the substrate. The filter overlies the first and second photodetectors and includes a first distributed Bragg reflector (DBR), a second DBR, and a first interlayer between the first and second DBRs. A thickness of the first interlayer has a first thickness value overlying the first photodetector and a second thickness value overlying the second photodetector. In some embodiments, the filter is limited to a single interlayer. In other embodiments the filter further includes a second interlayer defining columnar structures embedded in the first interlayer and having a different refractive index than the first interlayer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Cheng Yu Huang, Chun-Hao Chuang, Kazuaki Hashimoto, Keng-Yu Chou, Wei-Chieh Chiang, Wen-Hau Wu, Chih-Kung Chang
  • Publication number: 20200303433
    Abstract: Image sensor structures are provided. The image sensor structure includes a substrate having a front side and a backside and a light-sensing region formed in the substrate. The image sensor structure further includes a front side isolation structure surrounding the light sensing region and having an opening region in a top view and a backside isolation structure formed at the backside of the substrate and encompassing the light-sensing region and vertically overlapping the opening region. The image sensor structure further includes a first gate structure formed over the front side of the substrate and overlapping the opening region and the front side isolation structure and a storage node in the substrate adjacent to the first gate structure. In addition, the storage node extends into the opening region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro YAMASHITA, Chun-Hao CHUANG, Hirofumi SUMI
  • Publication number: 20200235159
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present disclosure relates to an integrated chip structure. The integrated chip structure includes a first image sensor disposed within a first substrate and a second image sensor disposed within a second substrate. The second substrate has a first side facing the first substrate. The first side includes angled surfaces defining one or more recesses within the first side. A band-pass filter is arranged between the first substrate and the second substrate and is configured to reflect electromagnetic radiation that is within a first range of wavelengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Cheng Yu Huang, Chun-Hao Chuang, Chien-Hsien Tseng, Kazuaki Hashimoto, Keng-Yu Chou, Wei-Chieh Chiang, Wen-Hau Wu
  • Publication number: 20200227461
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present application are directed to a narrow band filter with high transmission and an image sensor comprising the narrow band filter. In some embodiments, the filter comprises a first distributed Bragg reflector (DBR), a second DBR, a defect layer between the first and second DBRs, and a plurality of columnar structures. The columnar structures extend through the defect layer and have a refractive index different than a refractive index of the defect layer. The first and second DBRs define a low transmission band, and the defect layer defines a high transmission band dividing the low transmission band. The columnar structures shift the high transmission band towards lower or higher wavelengths depending upon a refractive index of the columnar structures and a fill factor of the columnar structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Cheng Yu Huang, Chun-Hao Chuang, Chien-Hsien Tseng, Kazuaki Hashimoto, Keng-Yu Chou, Wei-Chieh Chiang, Wen-Hau Wu
  • Publication number: 20200227460
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present application are directed to a narrow band filter with high transmission and an image sensor comprising the narrow band filter. In some embodiments, the filter comprises a first distributed Bragg reflector (DBR), a second DBR, a defect layer between the first and second DBRs, and a plurality of columnar structures. The columnar structures extend through the defect layer and have a refractive index different than a refractive index of the defect layer. The first and second DBRs define a low transmission band, and the defect layer defines a high transmission band dividing the low transmission band. The columnar structures shift the high transmission band towards lower or higher wavelengths depending upon a refractive index of the columnar structures and a fill factor of the columnar structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Cheng Yu Huang, Chun-Hao Chuang, Chien-Hsien Tseng, Kazuaki Hashimoto, Keng-Yu Chou, Wei-Chieh Chiang, Wen-Hau Wu