Patents by Inventor Fu-Ming Chuang

Fu-Ming 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: 20230029214
    Abstract: An HMD apparatus includes an image source, a light guiding element, a first modulating element, and a second modulating element. The image source provides an image beam. The light guiding element is arranged on a transmission path of the image beam to transmit the image beam. The light guiding element has a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other. The image beam undergoes total internal reflection at the first surface and is emitted from the second surface. The first modulating element is arranged on one side of the first surface of the light guiding element and configured to adjust a transmittance of an ambient beam. The light guiding element is arranged between the first and second modulating elements, and the second modulating element is configured to adjust a focus position of the image beam. The HMD apparatus may improve wearing comfort and achieve good display effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Fu-Ming Chuang, Yu-An Huang, Chuan-Chung Chang
  • Patent number: 11545557
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes substrate having a fin structure thereon, a gate structure overlying the fin structure, a polymer block at a corner between the gate structure and the fin structure, and a source/drain region on the fin structure. The polymer block includes a nitridation layer in proximity to a sidewall of the gate structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chia-Wei Chang, Chia-Ming Kuo, Po-Jen Chuang, Fu-Jung Chuang, Shao-Wei Wang, Yu-Ren Wang, Chia-Yuan Chang
  • Publication number: 20220397764
    Abstract: A head-mounted display device including a projection device and an optical waveguide is provided. The projection device has an optical pupil located on a second surface of the optical waveguide, and includes a light source, a first MEMS mirror element, a second MEMS mirror element, and a relay optical element group. The relay optical element group has a first axis equivalent focal length corresponding to a first parallel light beam and has a second axis equivalent focal length corresponding to a second parallel light beam. The first parallel light beam and the second parallel light beam travel along an optical axis of the relay optical element group, and a value of the first axis equivalent focal length is different from a value of the second axis equivalent focal length. The head-mounted display device may provide good image quality and a large field of view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Applicant: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Fu-Ming Chuang, Hsin-Hsiang Lo
  • Patent number: 11527448
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device includes the steps of first providing a substrate having a fin-shaped structure thereon, forming a single diffusion break (SDB) structure in the substrate to divide the fin-shaped structure into a first portion and a second portion, and then forming more than one gate structures such as a first gate structure and a second gate structure on the SDB structure. Preferably, each of the first gate structure and the second gate structure overlaps the fin-shaped structure and the SDB structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Fu-Jung Chuang, Po-Jen Chuang, Yu-Ren Wang, Chi-Mao Hsu, Chia-Ming Kuo, Guan-Wei Huang, Chun-Hsien Lin
  • Patent number: 11508832
    Abstract: A method for fabricating semiconductor device includes the steps of: forming a gate structure on a substrate; forming a polymer block on a corner between the gate structure and the substrate; performing a cleaning process; performing an oxidation process by injecting oxygen gas under 750° C. to form a first seal layer on sidewalls of the gate structure; and forming a source/drain region adjacent to two sides of the gate structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Fu-Jung Chuang, Tsuo-Wen Lu, Chia-Ming Kuo, Po-Jen Chuang, Chi-Mao Hsu
  • Publication number: 20220308335
    Abstract: A light homogenizing element includes a light incident surface and at least one diffusion surface, including: a first substrate, a carrier layer, a piezoelectric film, a driving electrode, a light-transmitting layer, and multiple light diffusion microstructures. The first substrate includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other. The carrier layer is located on the first surface of the first substrate and includes a light passing region penetrating the carrier layer, and includes a protruding structure enclosing the light passing region. The light-transmitting layer is provided overlapping on the protruding structure, and the surface of the light-transmitting layer covering the light passing region is the light incident surface. The multiple light diffusion microstructures are provided on the at least one diffusion surface, and projections of the multiple light diffusion microstructures on the light-transmitting layer are located in the light passing region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Fu-Ming Chuang, Hung-Ta Chien
  • Publication number: 20220302279
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes substrate having a fin structure thereon, a gate structure overlying the fin structure, a polymer block at a corner between the gate structure and the fin structure, and a source/drain region on the fin structure. The polymer block includes a nitridation layer in proximity to a sidewall of the gate structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Chia-Wei Chang, Chia-Ming Kuo, Po-Jen Chuang, Fu-Jung Chuang, Shao-Wei Wang, Yu-Ren Wang, Chia-Yuan Chang
  • Publication number: 20220291357
    Abstract: An optical sensing system, including a light source, a projection module, and a sensing module, is provided. The light source is configured to provide an illumination beam transmitted to a target object by the projection module. The projection module is disposed on a transmission path of the illumination beam. The target object reflects the illumination beam to generate a sensing beam. The sensing module is disposed on a transmission path of the sensing beam and includes at least one sensing unit. The sensing unit includes a light receiving element and a sensing element, and has an optical axis. The light receiving element is located between the target object and the sensing element, and is configured to guide the sensing beam to the sensing element along the optical axis. The light receiving element has a focal point on the optical axis. The sensing element is not located at the focal point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Yao-Shun Lin, Haw-Woei Pan, Fu-Ming Chuang
  • Publication number: 20220283304
    Abstract: A light source module configured to provide a detection light beam and including a plurality of light-emitting elements, a light spot shaping element, and a micro-mirror element, and a lidar device having a light-emitting end and comprising the light source module are provided. The light-emitting elements are configured to provide light beams. The light spot shaping element has a plurality of light spot shaping regions configured with different deflection angles and light beam convergence capabilities corresponding to the light beams. The micro-mirror element is located on a transmission path of the light beams from the light spot shaping element. A second light beam width of each light beam corresponds to an incidence angle of each light beam incident on a reflecting surface of the micro-mirror element, such that a light spot dimension of each light beam on the reflecting surface substantially coincides with a dimension of the reflecting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Yao-Shun Lin, Haw-Woei Pan, Chih-Hsien Tsai, Fu-Ming Chuang
  • Publication number: 20220155666
    Abstract: An imaging system, including a light valve, a projection surface, and a projection lens, is provided. The projection lens has a reduction side and a magnification side, and includes a lens group and a convex mirror. The light valve is configured on the reduction side. The projection surface is configured on the magnification side. There is an included angle between the projection surface and a light receiving surface. The lens group is configured on an optical path between the magnification side and the reduction side, and includes first to seventh lens elements sequentially arranged from the magnification side to the reduction side. The refractive powers of the first to seventh lens elements are respectively negative, negative, positive, positive, negative, positive, and positive. The convex mirror is configured on an optical path between the lens group and the magnification side. A projection device, including the imaging system, is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Wei-Ting Wu, Hsin-Hsiang Lo, Ching-Chuan Wei, Chuan-Chung Chang, Fu-Ming Chuang
  • Publication number: 20220155569
    Abstract: A projection lens includes a first lens group, a second lens group and an aperture stop. The first lens group is disposed between a reduced side and a magnified side. The second lens is disposed between the first lens group and the magnified side. The second lens group has a light incident surface, a reflective surface and a light emitting surface, the light incident surface faces the first lens group, the light emitting surface faces a projection surface, the light incident surface, the light emitting surface and the first lens group are disposed at a single side of the reflective surface, and at least one of the light incident surface, the reflective surface and the light emitting surface is a freeform surface. The aperture stop is disposed between the first lens group and the second lens group. Moreover, a projection apparatus including the projection lens is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Hsin-Hsiang Lo, Wei-Ting Wu, Fu-Ming Chuang, Chuan-Chung Chang, Ching-Chuan Wei
  • Patent number: 11327335
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display device and an optical element. The display device is configured to project an image beam to a first diaphragm. The optical element is disposed on the transmission path of the image beam. The optical element includes a second diaphragm, the second diaphragm is located on one side of the first diaphragm, and the first diaphragm is located between the second diaphragm and the display device. The area of the second diaphragm approximates the area of the first diaphragm. The image beam passes through the first diaphragm and the second diaphragm and is projected to a projection target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Yi-Chien Lo, Hsin-Hsiang Lo, Chuan-Chung Chang, Fu-Ming Chuang
  • Publication number: 20220113618
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a display unit and a projection device. The display unit includes a first display panel having first light emitting elements configured to provide a first color light, a wavelength conversion element located on a transmission path of the first color light and having a conversion region and a non-conversion region, a second display panel having second light emitting elements configured to provide a second color light, and a light combining element. A quantum dot conversion material is disposed on the conversion region. Part of the first color light is converted into a third color light after passing through the conversion region, and another part of the first color light passes through the non-conversion region. The light combining element is located on transmission paths of the first color light, the second color light and the third color light and is configured to form an image beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Yu-An Huang, Fu-Ming Chuang
  • Patent number: 11169378
    Abstract: A near-eye display apparatus is configured to be disposed in front of at least one eye of a user and includes an illumination system, a display device, and a micro-lens array. The illumination system is configured to provide an illumination beam including sub-illumination beams. The display device is located on a transmission path of the illumination beam. The sub-illumination beams form corresponding sub-illumination regions on the display device, and the display device is configured to convert the sub-illumination beams irradiating the display device and corresponding to the sub-illumination regions into sub-image beams. An exit angle of each sub-image beam emitted from the display device is less than or equal to 20 degrees. The near-eye display apparatus provided herein is capable of eliminating stray light and characterized by good quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Fu-Ming Chuang, Chuan-Chung Chang, Hsin-Hsiang Lo
  • Publication number: 20210271055
    Abstract: An optical lens is provided. The optical lens includes a first lens element to a fifth lens element sequentially arranged from a light incident side to a light exit side. An image generation device is disposed at the light incident side, and the optical lens is configured to receive an image beam provided by the image generation device. The image beam forms a stop at the light exit side. The stop has a minimum cross-sectional area of beam shrinkage of the image beam. The optical lens provided by the invention exhibits good optical quality and thermal stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Tao-Hung Kuo, Fu-Ming Chuang, Po-Che Lee, Hsin-Wen Tsai
  • Patent number: 11022805
    Abstract: A head-mounted display apparatus including a light source module, an optical adjustment element, a display module and a lens element is provided. The light source module provides an illumination beam. The optical adjustment element and the display module are disposed on a transmission path of the illumination beam, and the display module is configured to convert the illumination beam into an image beam. The optical adjustment element is located between the light source module and the display module. The lens element is disposed on a transmission path of the image beam, wherein a transmission direction of the maximum light-emitting intensity of the illumination beam transmitted from the light source module to the optical adjustment element is different to a transmission direction of the maximum light-emitting intensity of the illumination beam transmitted from the optical adjustment element to the display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Hung-Ta Chien, Fu-Ming Chuang
  • Patent number: 10989968
    Abstract: An optical element configured to allow an image beam passing through is provided. The optical element includes a first and a second birefringent layer and a gas layer between the first and the second birefringent layer. An extension direction of the gas layer is inclined with respect to an extension direction of the optical element, wherein the image beam passes through the first birefringent layer, the gas layer and the second birefringent layer in sequence. A first and a second sub image beam having different deflection angles are generated from the image beam when the image beam enters the gas layer. After the first and the second sub image beam are emitted from the second birefringent layer, a transmission path of the first and the second sub image beam are offset from each other by an offset distance, thereby improving resolution of an image to be viewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Yi-Pai Huang, Tai-Hsiang Jen, Po-Yuan Hsieh, Jui-Yi Wu, Fu-Ming Chuang
  • Patent number: 10989956
    Abstract: A display device includes a light source, a light-directing element, a reflective display element, and a microlens array. The light-directing element is disposed on the transmission path of a lighting beam provided by the light source for projecting the lighting beam toward the first direction. The reflective display element includes a plurality of micro-image units, wherein each micro-image unit converts the lighting beam projected from the light-directing element into an sub-image beam and reflects the sub-image beam. The microlens array is disposed on the transmission path of the sub-image beams, wherein the light-directing element is located between the microlens array and the reflective display element. The microlens array includes a plurality of microlenses. Each sub-image beam pass throughs the light-directing element and is projected to an aperture by the corresponding microlens, and the sub-image beams pass through the aperture to form an image beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Yi-Chien Lo, Hsin-Hsiang Lo, Chuan-Chung Chang, Fu-Ming Chuang
  • Patent number: 10948765
    Abstract: A display device includes a light source, a light-directing element, a first lens, a microlens array, and a reflective display element. The light-directing element is adapted to project a lighting beam provided by the light source toward an incident direction. The first lens is configured to receive the lighting beam projected by the light-directing element and project the lighting beam toward the incident direction. The first lens is located between the microlens array and the light-directing element. The micro-image units of the reflective display element correspond to the microlenses of the microlens array respectively. Each micro-image unit converts the lighting beam into an sub-image beam and reflect the sub-image beam to the microlens array. Each sub-image beam is projected to the first lens by the corresponding microlens, and the sub-image beams pass through the light-directing element and transmit to an aperture to form an image beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Yi-Chien Lo, Hsin-Hsiang Lo, Chuan-Chung Chang, Fu-Ming Chuang
  • Publication number: 20200409034
    Abstract: An optical lens and a head-mounted display device are provided. The optical lens includes a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, and a fourth lens sequentially arranged from a light exit side to a light incident side. Refractive powers of the first lens, the second lens, the third lens and the fourth lens are sequentially positive, negative, positive and positive. An image generator is disposed at the light incident side. The optical lens is configured to receive an image beam provided by the image generator. The image beam forms a stop at the light exit side. The stop has the minimum cross-sectional area of beam convergence of the image beam. The optical lens and the head-mounted display device of the disclosure have advantages of smaller size, light weight, large viewing angle and high resolution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Tao-Hung Kuo, Fu-Ming Chuang