Hsiang-an Feng 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).
Abstract: A system for a semiconductor fabrication facility includes a manufacturing tool including a load port, a maintenance tool including a first track and at least one maintenance crane on the first track, a rectangular zone overlapping with the load port, a plurality of first sensors on the first track and at corners of the rectangular zone configured to detect a location of the maintenance crane and generate a first location date, a transporting tool including a second track and a OHT vehicle on the second track, at least a second sensor on the OHT vehicle and configured to generate a second location data, at least a third sensor on the load port, and a control unit configured to receive the first location data and the second location data, and send signals to the second sensor and the third sensor or to cut off the signal to the second sensor.
December 4, 2019
Date of Patent:
December 29, 2020
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
Abstract: A method includes providing a rail, a first conveying unit movably mounted on the rail, and a central controller configured to control the first conveying unit; displacing the first conveying unit along the rail at a first speed; obtaining a first vibration measurement upon the displacement of the first conveying unit along the rail at the first speed; analyzing the first vibration measurement; transmitting a first signal based on the analysis of the first vibration measurement to the central controller; providing a second conveying unit movably mounted on the rail; transmitting a first feedback signal based on the first signal from the central controller to the second conveying unit; and displacing the second conveying unit along the rail at a second speed based on the first feedback signal.
Abstract: A light-emitting diode structure includes a substrate, a light-generating structure disposed over the substrate, a first electrode adjacent to a first side of the light-generating structure, a second electrode adjacent to a second side of the light-generating structure opposite to the first side, and a tungsten-doped oxide layer disposed in an electrical conduction path between the light-generating structure and one of the first electrode and the second electrode.
Abstract: An automated method of unpacking a container containing semiconductor wafers from a sealed bag is provided. The method includes inflating the bag with a gas using an automated gas dispenser. After inflating the bag, the bag is cut using an automated cutting device to expose the container, and the cut bag is removed from around the container.
Abstract: The present disclosure provides for a knitted structure, comprising a base material and a fused knitted part. The fused knitted part comprising a first fiber, wherein the first fiber extends in a loop form through the base material to bond to the base material, and at least a portion of the first fiber is fused and bonded to a fiber portion.
Abstract: A method and an apparatus for neural network computation using adaptive data representation, adapted for a processor to perform multiply-and-accumulate operations on a memory having a crossbar architecture, are provided. The memory comprises multiple input and output lines crossing each other, multiple cells respectively disposed at intersections of the input and output lines, and multiple sense amplifiers respectively connected to the output lines. In the method, an input cycle of kth bits respectively in an input data is adaptively divided into multiple sub-cycles, wherein a number of the divided sub-cycles is determined according to a value of k. The kth bits of the input data are inputted to the input lines with the sub-cycles and computation results of the output lines are sensed by the sense amplifiers. The computation results sensed in each sub-cycle are combined to obtain the output data corresponding to the kth bits of the input data.
Abstract: A stocking system is provided. The stocking system includes a wafer carrier, a stocking unit, a plurality of pod stoppers and at least one positioning pin. The stocking unit is configured to store the wafer carrier, and includes a carrying plate for carrying the wafer carrier. The pod stoppers stand on an edge of the carrying plate. The at least one positioning pin is disposed on a front portion of the carrying plate, such that the wafer carrier leans against the at least one positioning pin and is tilted toward a back portion of the carrying plate.
Abstract: A method for configuring image-recording settings includes receiving an image source, determining whether the image source is the high dynamic range (HDR) image. If a HDR image source is received, a step is performed for determining whether a recording device supports recording an image with a HDR format, and a step is performed for adding a HDR recording option if the recording device supports recording the image with the HDR format.
Abstract: An enclosure for installation in a server rack has front panel access to multiple release mechanisms. The front panel access allows separate and safe dual tasking of both hot and cold swaps. A hot swap mechanism allows a sled to be ejected while retaining a connection to electrical power. A separate cold swap mechanism releases the sled and also disconnects the electrical connection. When the hot swap mechanism is engaged or enabled, one or more mechanical linkages operate to lock out access to the cold swap mechanism. When the cold swap mechanism is engaged or enabled, the mechanical linkages interferes or blocks manual operation of the hot swap mechanism. Both the hot swap mechanism and the cold swap mechanism thus cannot be inadvertently and/or simultaneously performed.
February 14, 2019
August 20, 2020
Hsiang-Yin Hung, Chi-Feng Lee, Raymond D. Heistand, II
Abstract: A metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) transistor includes a substrate. The substrate has a plurality of trenches extending along a first direction and located on a top portion of the substrate. A gate structure line is located on the substrate and extends along a second direction intersecting with the first direction and crossing over the trenches. A first doped line is located in the substrate, located at a first side of the gate structure line, and crosses over the trenches. A second doped line is located in the substrate, located at a second side of the gate structure line, and crosses over the trenches.
Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a metal housing, an insulation element, and an antenna unit. The insulation element is disposed on the metal housing and includes a first heat dissipation hole. The antenna unit is disposed on the insulation element and includes a radiation portion and a feeding portion. The radiation portion is composed of a conductor. The feeding portion is electrically connected to the radiation portion and a grounding plane. In this way, according to the electronic device, space configuration inside the electronic device is saved and a shielding effect of the metal housing is prevented from affecting stability of sending and receiving a signal.
Abstract: A stocker for storing a plurality of wafer carriers is provided. The stocker includes a frame, a plurality of pod stoppers, a plurality of truss members and a plurality of partitions. The frame includes a plurality of stocking units. Each of the stocking units includes a carrying plate for carrying one of the plurality of wafer carriers. The pod stoppers stand on an edge of each of the carrying plates. The truss members are disposed diagonally across at least one side surface of at least one of the stocking units, wherein each of the truss members comprises a shock absorber. The partitions are disposed on side surfaces of the stocking units and fixed to the frame.
Abstract: A fluid control device includes a piezoelectric actuator and a deformable substrate. The piezoelectric actuator includes a piezoelectric element and a vibration plate. The piezoelectric element is attached on a first surface of the vibration plate and is subjected to deformation in response to an applied voltage. The vibration plate is subjected to a curvy vibration in response to the deformation of the piezoelectric element. A bulge is formed on a second surface of the vibration plate. The deformable substrate includes a flexible plate and a communication plate stacked on each other. A synchronously-deformed structure is defined by the flexible plate and the communication plate. The deformable substrate is bent in the direction away from the vibration plate. There is a specified depth maintained between the flexible plate and the bulge of the vibration plate. The flexible plate includes a movable part corresponding to the bulge of vibration plate.
Abstract: A device for limb detection includes a circular guide means and a carrier. The carrier is provided to carry an image detector and the circular guide means includes a slide mechanism integrated to the carrier. The slide mechanism and the carrier can move back and forth around a horizontal axis passing through the circular guide means such that they are beneficial for the image detector to detect the limb.
December 14, 2018
June 18, 2020
Ming-Hui Chen, Bing-Feng Huang, Hsiang-Hsiang Choo, Tzyy-Ker Sue
Abstract: A method for identifying and locating at least one nerve in a target region is disclosed. In the method, an image detector is used to scan the target region according to a predicted nerve trend from a nerve identification program and capture 2D cross-sectional images of subregions of the target region, and the nerve identification program is utilized to identify' whether the 2D cross-sectional images are captured of the target nerve. When the nerve identification program identifies the 2D cross-sectional images are the images of the target nerve, a 3D image showing a 3D nerve structure is constructed from the 2D cross-sectional images based on 3D image reconstruction technique.
Abstract: A signal processing system includes a transmission module and a receiving module. The transmission module generates and transmits a transmitted radio frequency signal according to a data signal and a first spread vector. The transmission module includes a spread spectrum unit, a digital-to-analog converter and a mixer. The spread spectrum unit generates a spread spectrum signal according to the data signal and the first spread vector. The digital-to-analog unit generates an analog signal according to the spread spectrum signal. The mixer mixes the analog signal and a carrier signal so as to generate the transmitted radio frequency signal. The receiving module receives a received radio frequency signal and a second spread vector so as to generate a spectrum despread signal and generate object detection information data accordingly. The received radio frequency signal is generated by having the transmitted radio frequency signal reflected by a measured object.
Abstract: The present invention provides a medical torque hand tool, which comprises a holding part, a torque adjusting device, a torque damping device, and a surgery tool. The holding part is disposed in a hollow member. The torque damping device is disposed in said holding part. The torque adjusting device passes through said holding part. The torque adjusting device and the torque damping device control the elastic deformation of an elastic member for controlling the torque of screwing an object.
November 29, 2019
June 4, 2020
CHE-AN PAI, MING FENG WU, HAO-YUAN TANG, HSIANG-HO CHEN, CHING-AN LIN
Abstract: The present invention relates to a laminated composite material and a method for making the same. The laminated composite material includes a base layer and a protection layer. The base layer includes a first surface, a second surface and a plurality of through holes. The second surface is opposite to the first surface. The through holes extend from the first surface of the base layer to the second surface to penetrate through the base layer. The protection layer is disposed on the first surface of the base layer, and has a plurality of penetration holes. Sizes and locations of the penetration holes correspond to those of the through holes.
February 17, 2017
Date of Patent:
June 2, 2020
SAN FANG CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
Chung-Chih Feng, Pai-Hsiang Wu, Chien-Chia Huang, Chieh Lee
Abstract: A moving object detection circuit for detecting movement information of a measured object. The moving object detection circuit includes a mixing circuit, an analog-to-digital conversion circuit, a mixing unit, and a distance detecting unit. The mixing circuit mixed the RF carrier signal and a first analog signal to generate a second analog signal. The first analog signal is generated by a signal reflected from the measured object. The analog-to-digital conversion circuit coupled to the mixing circuit for generating a digital signal according to the second analog signal. The mixing unit mixed an IF signal and a first/second IF carrier signal to generate a first/second signal. The distance detecting unit generated a detection result according to the first signal and the second signal. The detection result is corresponding to a distance between the measured object and the moving object detection circuit.
Abstract: A communication device includes a ground element, an antenna structure, a first reflector, a second reflector, a first tuning element, and a switch element. The first reflector is disposed adjacent to the antenna structure. The second reflector is disposed adjacent to the antenna structure. The second reflector is separate from the first reflector. The switch element is coupled to the first tuning element. When the switch element is enabled, the switch element couples the first tuning element to the first reflector or the second reflector. When the switch element is disabled, the first tuning element is separate from the first reflector and the second reflector.