Patents by Inventor Chun-Lin Chen

Chun-Lin 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: 11410991
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to an integrated circuit. The integrated circuit includes a ring-shaped drain region having an inner edge and an outer edge. A channel region surrounds the ring-shaped drain region. A source region surrounds the channel region. The channel region separates the drain region from the source region. A gate electrode is arranged over the channel region and is separated from the channel region by a gate dielectric. An inner edge of the gate electrode is proximate to the drain region. A resistor structure is arranged over and spaced apart from an upper surface of the substrate. The resistor structure has a first end and a second end which are connected by a curved or polygonal path of resistive material. The first end is coupled to the ring-shaped drain. The resistor has an outer perimeter that is surrounded by the inner edge of the ring-shaped drain region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ker Hsiao Huo, Fu-Chih Yang, Chun Lin Tsai, Yi-Min Chen, Chih-Yuan Chan
  • Publication number: 20220246106
    Abstract: A single-stage gate driving circuit with multiple outputs includes a first bootstrapping circuit, a first pre-charge circuit, a first output control circuit, a second bootstrapping circuit, a second pre-charge circuit, and a second output control circuit. During a first duration, the first pre-charge circuit precharges a first node to a first voltage. During a second duration, the first bootstrapping circuit boosts the first node from the first voltage to a second voltage, and the second pre-charge circuit precharges a second node to a fourth voltage. During a third duration, the first output control circuit boosts the first node from the second voltage to a third voltage, and the second bootstrapping circuit boosts the second node from the fourth voltage to a fifth voltage. During a fourth duration, the second output control circuit boosts the second node from the fifth voltage to a sixth voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Po-Lun CHEN, Chun-Ta CHEN, Chih-Lin LIAO, Fu-Cheng WEI, Po-Tsun LIU, Guang-Ting ZHENG, Ting-Yu WEI
  • Publication number: 20220246107
    Abstract: A gate driving circuit includes a bootstrapping circuit, a pre-charge circuit, and an output control circuit. The bootstrapping circuit is composed of a bootstrapping capacitor and a transistor. A first terminal of the bootstrapping capacitor has a first voltage during a first duration. The pre-charge circuit is connected to the first terminal of the bootstrapping capacitor. The pre-charge circuit boosts the first terminal of the bootstrapping capacitor from the first voltage to a second voltage during a second duration. The bootstrapping circuit boosts the first terminal of the bootstrapping capacitor from the second voltage to a third voltage during a third duration. The output control circuit is connected to the first terminal of the bootstrapping capacitor. The output control circuit boosts the first terminal of the bootstrapping capacitor from the third voltage to a fourth voltage during a fourth duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Po-Lun CHEN, Chun-Ta CHEN, Chih-Lin LIAO, Fu-Cheng WEI, Po-Tsun LIU, Guang-Ting ZHENG, Ping-Hung HSIEH
  • Patent number: 11398046
    Abstract: The present invention provides an object position determination circuit including a receiving circuit and a detecting circuit. In operations of the object position determination circuit, the receiving circuit receives an image signal; and the detecting circuit detects a position of an object in an Nth frame of the image signal, determines a partial region within an (N+M)th frame of the image signal according to the position of the object in the Nth frame, and only detects the partial region within the (N+M)th frame to determine a position of the object in the (N+M)th frame, wherein N and M are positive integers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Teng-Hsiang Yu, Chun-Hsing Hsieh, Yen-Lin Chen
  • Publication number: 20220230443
    Abstract: A method for detecting objects and labeling the objects with distances in an image includes steps of: obtaining a thermal image from a thermal camera, an RGB image from an RGB camera, and radar information from an mmWave radar; adjusting the thermal image based on the RGB image to generate an adjusted thermal image, and generating a fused image based on the RGB image and the adjusted thermal image; generating a second fused image based on the fused image and the radar information; detecting objects in the images, and generating, based on the fused image, another fused image including bounding boxes marking the objects; and determining motion parameters of the objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: KAI-LUNG HUA, YUNG-YAO CHEN, SIN-YE JHONG, YO-CHENG CHEN, BA-LIN LIN, TZYY-YZONG LIN, CHENG-SHU WEN, YEN-PO WANG, CHUN-JUNG CHEN, TUNG-HSIN YANG, WEN-HSIANG LU, CHYI-JIA HUANG
  • Patent number: 11392246
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method for driving an OLED touch-and-display device, a driving circuit, and the OLED touch-and-display device. The method includes: dividing each display frame into at least one display period and at least one touch detection period which are alternated; during each display period, generating sequentially-shifted gate driving signals and sequentially-shifted light-emission control signals, and sequentially applying them to at least a part of gate driving lines of the plurality and corresponding light-emission control lines; during each touch detection period: suspending the generation of gate driving signals or also suspending the generation of light-emission control signals; adjusting the average display luminance of a plurality of rows of pixels within a predetermined time period, so that the display luminance is uniform, and the gate driving signal for each row of pixels and the light-emission control signal of the light-emission control line maintain a preset timing relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: NOVATEK MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chun-Hung Chen, Kai-Wen Shao, Feng-Lin Chan, Shuo-Wen Jang
  • Patent number: 11393429
    Abstract: A display device includes a storage unit, a display unit and a processing unit. The storage unit stores an original coordinate of a reference point and a color parameter under a color space, wherein the color space has been processed by color calibration in advance. The display unit displays an adjusting interface. The adjusting interface is configured to shift the reference point to generate a shift coordinate of the reference point. The processing unit is coupled to the storage unit and the display unit. The processing unit obtains a color transformation matrix according to the original coordinate of the reference point, the shift coordinate of the reference point and the color parameter. The processing unit adjusts three output percentages of RGB by the color transformation matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Qisda Corporation
    Inventors: Feng-Lin Chen, Chun-Chang Wu
  • Publication number: 20220223699
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a transistor device. The transistor device includes a plurality of first source/drain contacts disposed over a substrate. A plurality of gate structures are disposed over the substrate between the plurality of first source/drain contacts. The plurality of gate structures wrap around the plurality of first source/drain contacts in a plurality of closed loops. A second source/drain contact is disposed over the substrate between the plurality of gate structures. The second source/drain contact continuously wraps around the plurality of gate structures as a continuous structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Aurelien Gauthier Brun, Chun Lin Tsai, Jiun-Lei Jerry Yu, Po-Chih Chen, Yun-Hsiang Wang
  • Patent number: 11387113
    Abstract: A method includes forming a material layer over a substrate, forming a first hard mask (HM) layer over the material layer, forming a first trench, along a first direction, in the first HM layer. The method also includes forming first spacers along sidewalls of the first trench, forming a second trench in the first HM layer parallel to the first trench, by using the first spacers to guard the first trench. The method also includes etching the material layer through the first trench and the second trench, removing the first HM layer and the first spacers, forming a second HM layer over the material layer, forming a third trench in the second HM layer. The third trench extends along a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction and overlaps with the first trench. The method also includes etching the material layer through the third trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yung-Sung Yen, Chung-Ju Lee, Chun-Kuang Chen, Chia-Tien Wu, Ta-Ching Yu, Kuei-Shun Chen, Ru-Gun Liu, Shau-Lin Shue, Tsai-Sheng Gau, Yung-Hsu Wu
  • Publication number: 20220076906
    Abstract: A key assembly includes a bottom plate, a keycap disposed on the bottom plate, an elastic member disposed between the bottom plate and the keycap, a link member, and a protruding member. The keycap has an inner surface facing the bottom plate and includes a link member pivoting portion protruding from the inner surface. The link member pivoting portion has a pivot hole and an opening communicating with the pivot hole and away from the inner surface. A size of the opening is smaller than a size of the pivot hole. The link member is rotatably disposed in the pivot hole. The protruding member is disposed between the inner surface of the keycap and the link member. The link member is supported by the protruding member and contacts a part of the link member pivoting portion near the opening on a wall surface surrounding the pivot hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Lin Chen, Jui-Yu Wu
  • Patent number: 11048119
    Abstract: A keyboard device and an operating method thereof are provided. The keyboard device includes a microcontroller, a drive circuit, a backlight module, and a plurality of key units. The microcontroller is coupled to a computer device. A detection module of the computer device detects an input mode of the computer device. The plurality of key units is disposed on the backlight module. The plurality of key units each has a plurality of character symbols corresponding to different input modes. The microcontroller outputs a control signal to the drive circuit according to the input mode. The drive circuit drives the backlight module according to the control signal to selectively illuminate one of the plurality of character symbols of each of at least a portion of the plurality of key units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignees: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Lin Chen, Chin-Fa Wu, Wen-Tong Liu, Er-Hao Chen, Ming-Fu Yen
  • Publication number: 20210134679
    Abstract: A gate oxide forming process includes the following steps. A substrate including a first area and a second area is provided. A first oxide layer, a silicon containing cap layer and a second oxide layer on the substrate of the first area and the second area are sequentially and blanketly formed. The silicon containing cap layer and the second oxide layer in the first area are removed. An oxidation process is performed to oxidize the silicon containing cap layer and a gate oxide layer is formed in the second area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Yuan-Cheng Yang, Yi-Han Su, Sheng-Chen Chung, Chen-An Kuo, Chun-Lin Chen, Chiu-Te Lee, Chih-Chung Wang
  • Patent number: 10985071
    Abstract: A gate oxide forming process includes the following steps. A substrate including a first area and a second area is provided. A first oxide layer, a silicon containing cap layer and a second oxide layer on the substrate of the first area and the second area are sequentially and blanketly formed. The silicon containing cap layer and the second oxide layer in the first area are removed. An oxidation process is performed to oxidize the silicon containing cap layer and a gate oxide layer is formed in the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Yuan-Cheng Yang, Yi-Han Su, Sheng-Chen Chung, Chen-An Kuo, Chun-Lin Chen, Chiu-Te Lee, Chih-Chung Wang
  • Publication number: 20210020392
    Abstract: A key module includes a base plate, a circuit layer and a lifting mechanism. The circuit layer is disposed on the base plate. The lifting mechanism is pivotally connected with the base plate relative to the circuit layer, and the lifting mechanism has an abutment element. The abutment element could interfere with the circuit layer to reduce the noise generated by the key module during operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Chun-Lin CHEN, Jui-Yu WU, Po-Hsiang YU
  • Publication number: 20210020391
    Abstract: A key assembly including a base plate, a keycap, an elastic member, and a link member is provided. The base plate includes a body and a hook portion, the hook portion including a hole. The keycap is disposed on the base plate. The elastic member is disposed between the base plate and the keycap. The link member includes a connecting portion, a rod portion, and an end portion, the rod portion being assembled to the keycap, the connecting portion being connected between the rod portion and the end portion, and the end portion penetrating the hole, wherein an included angle between the end portion and the connecting portion is an obtuse angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicants: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Lin Chen, Jui-Yu Wu, Po-Hsiang Yu
  • Patent number: 10844143
    Abstract: The present invention provides a modified rubber containing silicon and phosphorus, and a composition and manufacturing method thereof. The present invention provides the modified rubber structured as formula (1), wherein X is selected from a C1-C12 alkylene group, a C2-C12 alkenylene group, a C3-C12 alicyclic group, and a C6-C12 aromatic group; and A1, A2, A3, Y, and Z are each independently selected from an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, a halide group, and a conjugated diene rubber, wherein the conjugated diene rubber is a polymer composed of a conjugated diene monomer or the conjugated diene monomer with a vinyl aromatic monomer, A1, A2, A3, Y, and Z are the same or different from each other, and at least one of A1, A2, A3, Y, and Z is the conjugated diene rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TSRC Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Lin Chen, Yun-Ta Lee, Adel Farhan Halasa
  • Patent number: 10796861
    Abstract: A key module including a key cap, a bottom plate, and a scissors structure is provided. The scissors structure has a first supporting member and a second supporting member pivoted to the key cap and the bottom plate respectively. The first supporting member has a plurality of protruding shafts, the second supporting member has a plurality of axle holes, and the protruding shafts are movably pivoted to the axle holes respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Lin Chen, Ko-Hsiang Lin, Jui-Yu Wu
  • Publication number: 20200124915
    Abstract: A keyboard device and an operating method thereof are provided. The keyboard device includes a microcontroller, a drive circuit, a backlight module, and a plurality of key units. The microcontroller is coupled to a computer device. A detection module of the computer device detects an input mode of the computer device. The plurality of key units is disposed on the backlight module. The plurality of key units each has a plurality of character symbols corresponding to different input modes. The microcontroller outputs a control signal to the drive circuit according to the input mode. The drive circuit drives the backlight module according to the control signal to selectively illuminate one of the plurality of character symbols of each of at least a portion of the plurality of key units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicants: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Lin Chen, Chin-Fa Wu, Wen-Tong Liu, Er-Hao Chen, Ming-Fu Yen
  • Patent number: 10607794
    Abstract: A keyboard includes a plurality of key modules. Each key module includes a baseplate, a circuit membrane disposed on the baseplate, a metal dome disposed on the circuit membrane, an elastic member disposed on the metal dome, and a keycap. The elastic member and the linkage member are configured to be a movable switch mechanism. The circuit membrane has a conductive circuit. The metal dome has an opening corresponding to the conductive circuit of the circuit membrane. A trigger portion protrudes from an underside of the elastic member. When the keycap is pressed, the trigger portion passes through the opening of the metal dome, and moves downwards to abut against the conductive circuit to induce a conducting signal. The movable switch mechanism can be made by a double injection molding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chun-Lin Chen, Jui-Yu Wu
  • Patent number: 10509483
    Abstract: A key structure includes a key cap, a supporting board, a bridge assembly, a first supporting part, a second supporting part, an attractable element and a magnet. The bridge assembly includes first and second hinge parts. The first hinge part has a first pivot coupling portion. The second hinge part has a second pivot coupling portion. The first and second supporting parts are coupled to two ends of the first and second pivot coupling portions, respectively, wherein the first and the second supporting parts are disposed on the supporting board, a material of the first supporting part is different from a material of the supporting board, and a material of the second supporting part is different from the material of the supporting board. The attractable element is disposed on the second hinge part. The magnet is correspondingly located under the attractable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chun-Lin Chen, Hsin-Fu Liu