Patents by Inventor Chun-Ming Yang

Chun-Ming Yang 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: 20210366786
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a device includes: a semiconductor substrate; a first fin extending from the semiconductor substrate; a second fin extending from the semiconductor substrate; an epitaxial source/drain region including: a main layer in the first fin and the second fin, the main layer including a first semiconductor material, the main layer having a upper faceted surface and a lower faceted surface, the upper faceted surface and the lower faceted surface each being raised from respective surfaces of the first fin and the second fin; and a semiconductor contact etch stop layer (CESL) contacting the upper faceted surface and the lower faceted surface of the main layer, the semiconductor CESL including a second semiconductor material, the second semiconductor material being different from the first semiconductor material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Chun-Han Chen, Chen-Ming Lee, Fu-Kai Yang, Mei-Yun Wang
  • Publication number: 20210320180
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a device includes: a gate electrode; a epitaxial source/drain region adjacent the gate electrode; one or more inter-layer dielectric (ILD) layers over the epitaxial source/drain region; a first source/drain contact extending through the ILD layers, the first source/drain contact connected to the epitaxial source/drain region; a contact spacer surrounding the first source/drain contact; and a void disposed between the contact spacer and the ILD layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Chun-Han Chen, Chen-Ming Lee, Fu-Kai Yang, Mei-Yun Wang
  • Publication number: 20210296483
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes structure and method of a fin field-effect transistor (finFET) device. The finFET device includes: a substrate, a fin over the substrate, and a gate structure over the fin. The gate structure includes a work-function metal (WFM) layer over an inner sidewall of the gate structure. A topmost surface of the WFM layer is lower than a top surface of the gate structure. The gate structure also includes a filler gate metal layer over the topmost surface of the WFM layer. A top surface of the filler gate metal layer is substantially coplanar with the top surface of the gate structure. The gate structure further includes a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) between the filler gate metal layer and the WFM layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ju-Li HUANG, Hsin-Che CHIANG, Yu-Chi PAN, Chun-Ming YANG, Chun-Sheng LIANG, Ying-Liang CHUANG, Ming-Hsi YEG
  • Patent number: 11031500
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes structure and method of a fin field-effect transistor (finFET) device. The finFET device includes: a substrate, a fin over the substrate, and a gate structure over the fin. The gate structure includes a work-function metal (WFM) layer over an inner sidewall of the gate structure. A topmost surface of the WFM layer is lower than a top surface of the gate structure. The gate structure also includes a filler gate metal layer over the topmost surface of the WFM layer. A top surface of the filler gate metal layer is substantially co-planar with the top surface of the gate structure. The gate structure further includes a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) between the filler gate metal layer and the WFM layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ju-Li Huang, Chun-Sheng Liang, Ming-Hsi Yeh, Ying-Liang Chuang, Hsin-Che Chiang, Chun-Ming Yang, Yu-Chi Pan
  • Publication number: 20200171668
    Abstract: An automatic positioning method and an automatic control device are provided. The automatic control device includes a processing unit, a memory unit, and a camera unit to automatically control a robotic arm. When the processing unit executes a positioning procedure, the camera unit obtains a first image of the robotic arm. The processing unit analyzes the first image to establish a three-dimensional working environment model and obtains first spatial positioning data. The processing unit controls the robotic arm to move a plurality of times to sequentially obtain a plurality of second images of the robotic arm by the camera unit and analyzes the second images and encoder information of the robotic arm to obtain second spatial positioning data. The processing unit determines whether an error parameter between the first spatial positioning data and the second spatial positioning data is less than a specification value to end the positioning procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Shi-Wei Lin, Chun-Ming Yang, Fu-I Chou, Wan-Shan Yin
  • Publication number: 20200171655
    Abstract: An automatic control method and an automatic control device are provided. The automatic control device includes a processing unit, a memory unit and a camera unit. The memory unit records an object database and a behavior database. When the automatic control device is operated in an automatic learning mode, the camera unit obtains a continuous image, and the processing unit analyzes the continuous image to determine whether there is an object being moved and matching an object model recorded in the object database in a first placement area. When the continuous image displays the object is moved, the processing unit obtain control data corresponding to moving the object from the first placement area to a second placement area, and the processing unit records the control data to the behavior database. The control data includes trajectory data and motion posture data of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Shi-Wei Lin, Fu-I Chou, Chun-Ming Yang, Wei-Chan Weng, Chih-Chin Wen
  • Patent number: 10557504
    Abstract: A linear guideway includes a rail, a slider disposed on the rail, and a load passage formed between the rail and the slider. The slider has two non-load passages penetrating through two opposite end surfaces of the slider. Each of two ends of each non-load passage is provided with a force sensor. Two end caps are disposed on two opposite end surfaces of the slider respectively and each have two circulation grooves. Each circulation groove is connected to an end of the load passage and an end of the non-load passage to form a circulation channel for balls to move therein. As a result, the linear guideway of the present invention employs force sensors to sense the force-receiving state of two ends of the non-load passages when they are impacted by the balls, so that it can be determined that if the balls have an abnormal pressing state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Hiwin Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Zong-Sian Jiang, Chen-Hao Chang, Lung-Yu Chang, Yeh-Wei Lin, Chia-Yu Lin, Pin-Ju Huang, Stephanie Chun-Ming Yang
  • Publication number: 20200044073
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes structure and method of a fin field-effect transistor (finFET) device. The finFET device includes: a substrate, a fin over the substrate, and a gate structure over the fin. The gate structure includes a work-function metal (WFM) layer over an inner sidewall of the gate structure. A topmost surface of the WFM layer is lower than a top surface of the gate structure. The gate structure also includes a filler gate metal layer over the topmost surface of the WFM layer. A top surface of the filler gate metal layer is substantially co-planar with the top surface of the gate structure. The gate structure further includes a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) between the filler gate metal layer and the WFM layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Taiwam Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ju-Li HUANG, Chun-Sheng Liang, Ming-Hsi Yeh, Ying-Liang Chuang, Hsin-Che Chiang, Chun-Ming Yang, Yu-Chi Pan
  • Patent number: 10508691
    Abstract: A linear guideway is characterized in that it is capable of determining whether there is abnormal displacement of the return member based on the open or close of the circuit, and can output the abnormal signal immediately when the circuit is open. Compared with the conventional structure, since the present invention can be disposed only at one end of the slide block, both the number of components and assembly time can be reduced, and the diagnosis with precision and immediacy can be performed without high-deep algorithm, which can play a role of instant reminding before the linear guideway completely loses function. Therefore, the service life of the linear guideway can be known early to avoid the loss caused by the shutdown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Hiwin Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Lung-Yu Chang, Yeh-Wei Lin, Xin-Yi Chen, Chia-Yu Lin, Pin-Ju Huang, Stephanie Chun-Ming Yang, Zing-Ping Liu
  • Patent number: 10436254
    Abstract: A linear guideway includes a rail, a slider disposed on the rail, and a load passage formed between the rail and the slider. The slider has two non-load passages. Besides, a first end cap and a second end cap are disposed on two opposite end surfaces of the slider respectively. The first end cap has two first circulation grooves. The second end cap has a circulation member and a seal sheet. The circulation member has two second circulation grooves. The load passage, non-load passage, first circulation groove and second circulation groove collectively form a circulation channel for balls to move therein. A force sensor is disposed between the circulation member and the seal sheet. As a result, through the rigidity difference between the first and second end caps accompanied with the force sensor, it can be determined that if there is an abnormal circulation state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: HIWIN TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
    Inventors: Chia-Yu Lin, Yeh-Wei Lin, Lung-Yu Chang, Pin-Ju Huang, Stephanie Chun-Ming Yang, Zing-Ping Liu
  • Patent number: 10203729
    Abstract: A portable electronic device is provided. The portable electronic device includes a display unit, an input unit, and a hinge mechanism. The hinge mechanism is detachably connected the display unit and pivotally connected to the input unit, wherein the hinge mechanism includes a housing, a stopper, and an elastic element. The elastic element connects the housing to the stopper. When the portable electronic device is in a closed state, the stopper is in an initial position relative to the housing. When the display unit and the hinge mechanism are rotated relative to the input unit around a rotation axis and the portable electronic device is in an open state, the elastic element exerts an elastic force on the stopper, and the stopper slides to an outer side relative to the housing from the initial position and partially covers the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: I-Hao Chen, Chih-Min Chan, Chun-Ming Yang
  • Patent number: 9874807
    Abstract: An optical image capturing module and an alignment method and an observation method for an upper substrate and a lower substrate using the optical image capturing module are provided. The upper substrate and the lower substrate are disposed opposite. The alignment method includes the following steps of: emitting a light ray; filtering the light ray and dividing the light ray into a light ray at first wavelength and a light ray at second wavelength, whereby the light ray at first wavelength irradiates a pattern on the upper substrate, and the light ray at second wavelength irradiates a pattern on the lower substrate; reflecting the pattern on the upper substrate to an image capturing device; reflecting the pattern on the lower substrate to the image capturing device; and determining the positions of the pattern on the upper substrate and the pattern on the lower substrate on the image capturing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH&DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    Inventors: Shi-Wei Lin, Chun-Ming Yang, Chih-Chin Wen, Chorng-Tyan Lin
  • Patent number: 9459460
    Abstract: A method of aligning an upper substrate and a lower substrate is provided. The upper and lower substrates are oppositely arranged, and the aligning method includes the following steps: providing an optical image capturing module; emitting light rays to a third surface of a first prism; filtering the light rays, so that the light rays are divided into light rays at the first wavelength range and light rays at the second wavelength range, wherein the light rays at the first wavelength range irradiate a pattern on the upper substrate, and light rays at the second wavelength range irradiate a pattern on the lower substrate; reflecting a pattern image on the upper substrate to an image capturing apparatus; reflecting a pattern image on the lower substrate to the image capturing apparatus; and determining locations of the patterns of the upper and lower substrate that are on the image capturing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    Inventors: Shi-Wei Lin, Chun-Ming Yang, Chih-Chin Wen, Chorng-Tyan Lin
  • Patent number: 9362153
    Abstract: A method for aligning substrates in different spaces and having different sizes includes: capturing actual local images of two substrates; comparing specific marks in standard local feature regions of the two substrates, and obtaining specific marks in actual local feature regions of the two substrates; separately establishing actual coordinate systems of the two substrates to synthesize aligned assembly coordinate system; comparing coordinate values of the specific marks of the two substrates in the two actual coordinate systems to obtain first group of offsets, and comparing sizes of the two substrates to obtain a size difference; using the first group of offsets and the size difference to correct coordinate values of specific marks of one of the two substrates; comparing coordinate values of the specific marks of the two substrates, to obtain second group of offsets; and moving the one to a position compensated by the second group of offsets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH&DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    Inventors: Chorng-Tyan Lin, Chih-Chin Wen, Chun-Ming Yang, Shi-Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 9224887
    Abstract: The present invention provides a solar cell including a substrate, a first front bus, and a first rear bus. The substrate has a front surface and a rear surface. The first front bus is located on the front surface of the substrate along a first direction for collecting current generated by the substrate, and for providing a first front contact electrode. The first rear bus is located on the rear surface of the substrate along a second direction different from the first direction for collecting current generated by the substrate, and for providing a first rear contact electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corp.
    Inventors: Chun-Ming Yang, Huang-Chi Tseng, Yao-Hsien Chung, Wei-Jieh Lee
  • Patent number: 9171983
    Abstract: A heat dissipation structure is provided and includes a plurality of heat conduction bases and at least one flexible fin. Each of the heat conduction bases includes a first surface and a second surface. A positioning groove is formed in the first surface of each of the heat conduction bases, and the second surface of each of the heat conduction bases is assembled to a backlight surface of a solar module. The fin is coupled to the positioning grooves and connected between the heat conduction bases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Huang-Chi Tseng, Chiuan-Ting Li, Wei-Jieh Lee, Chun-Ming Yang, Kuan-Wen Tung
  • Publication number: 20150205216
    Abstract: A method for aligning substrates in different spaces and having different sizes includes: capturing actual local images of two substrates; comparing specific marks in standard local feature regions of the two substrates, and obtaining specific marks in actual local feature regions of the two substrates; separately establishing actual coordinate systems of the two substrates to synthesize aligned assembly coordinate system; comparing coordinate values of the specific marks of the two substrates in the two actual coordinate systems to obtain first group of offsets, and comparing sizes of the two substrates to obtain a size difference; using the first group of offsets and the size difference to correct coordinate values of specific marks of one of the two substrates; comparing coordinate values of the specific marks of the two substrates, to obtain second group of offsets; and moving the one to a position compensated by the second group of offsets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH&DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    Inventors: CHORNG-TYAN LIN, CHIH-CHIN WEN, CHUN-MING YANG, SHI-WEI LIN
  • Publication number: 20150068577
    Abstract: A solar panel includes a substrate, plural solar cells, wires, and plural bypass diodes. The substrate includes a bottom area, a middle area, and a top area vertically arranged from bottom to top. The middle area includes a first zone, a second zone and a third zone horizontally arranged from left to right. The solar cells are disposed on the substrate in columns and in rows. The bottom area includes at least two rows of the solar cells. The top area includes at least two rows of the solar cells. The wires serially connect the solar cells. The bypass diodes are disposed on the substrate, in which each of the first zone, the second zone, the third zone, the bottom area and the top area is disposed with at least one of the bypass diodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: AU Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Kuan-Chou HOU, Chun-Ming YANG
  • Publication number: 20150049334
    Abstract: A method of aligning an upper substrate and a lower substrate is provided. The upper and lower substrates are oppositely arranged, and the aligning method includes the following steps: providing an optical image capturing module; emitting light rays to a third surface of a first prism; filtering the light rays, so that the light rays are divided into light rays at the first wavelength range and light rays at the second wavelength range, wherein the light rays at the first wavelength range irradiate a pattern on the upper substrate, and light rays at the second wavelength range irradiate a pattern on the lower substrate; reflecting a pattern image on the upper substrate to an image capturing apparatus; reflecting a pattern image on the lower substrate to the image capturing apparatus; and determining locations of the patterns of the upper and lower substrate that are on the image capturing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: SHI-WEI LIN, CHUN-MING YANG, CHIH-CHIN WEN, CHORNG-TYAN LIN
  • Patent number: D883067
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: IGLOOHOME PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Zhi Wen Chen, Chun Ming Yang