Patents by Inventor Hsiang-Hui CHENG

Hsiang-Hui CHENG 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: 20230299576
    Abstract: A device is disclosed herein. The device includes a bias generator, an ESD driver, and a logic circuit. The bias generator includes a first transistor. The ESD driver includes a second transistor and a third transistor coupled to each other in series. The logic circuit is configured to generate a logic control signal. When the first transistor is turned on by a detection signal, the first transistor is turned off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2023
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Po-Lin PENG, Yu-Ti SU, Chia-Wei HSU, Ming-Fu TSAI, Shu-Yu SU, Li-Wei CHU, Jam-Wem LEE, Chia-Jung CHANG, Hsiang-Hui CHENG
  • Publication number: 20230266384
    Abstract: A voltage tracking circuit includes first, second, third and fourth transistors. The first transistor is in a first well, and includes a first gate, a first drain and a first source coupled to a first voltage supply. The second transistor includes a second gate, a second drain and a second source. The second source is coupled to the first drain. The second gate is coupled to the first gate and a pad voltage terminal. The second body terminal is coupled to a first node. The third transistor includes a third gate, a third drain and a third source. The fourth transistor includes a fourth gate, a fourth drain and a fourth source. The fourth drain is coupled to the third source. The fourth source is coupled to the pad voltage terminal. The second transistor is in a second well different from the first well, and is separated from the first well in a first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Inventors: Hsiang-Hui CHENG, Chia-Jung CHANG
  • Patent number: 11710962
    Abstract: A device is disclosed herein. The device includes a bias generator, an ESD driver, and a logic circuit. The bias generator includes a first transistor. The ESD driver includes a second transistor and a third transistor coupled to each other in series. The logic circuit is configured to generate a logic control signal. A first terminal of the first transistor is configured to receive a reference voltage signal, a control terminal of the first transistor is configured to receive a detection signal in response to an ESD event being detected, a second terminal of the first transistor is coupled to a control terminal of the third transistor, and a control terminal of the second transistor is configured to receive the logic control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Po-Lin Peng, Yu-Ti Su, Chia-Wei Hsu, Ming-Fu Tsai, Shu-Yu Su, Li-Wei Chu, Jam-Wem Lee, Chia-Jung Chang, Hsiang-Hui Cheng
  • Patent number: 11639958
    Abstract: A voltage tracking circuit includes first, second, third and fourth transistors. The first transistor is in a first well, and includes a first gate, a first drain and a first source coupled to a first voltage supply. The second transistor includes a second gate, a second drain and a second source. The second source is coupled to the first drain. The second gate is coupled to the first gate and the pad voltage terminal. The third transistor includes a third gate, a third drain and a third source. The fourth transistor includes a fourth gate, a fourth drain and a fourth source. The fourth drain is coupled to the third source. The fourth source is coupled to the pad voltage terminal. The fourth transistor is in a second well different from the first well, and is separated from the first well in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hsiang-Hui Cheng, Chia-Jung Chang
  • Publication number: 20220365130
    Abstract: A voltage tracking circuit includes first, second, third and fourth transistors. The first transistor is in a first well, and includes a first gate, a first drain and a first source coupled to a first voltage supply. The second transistor includes a second gate, a second drain and a second source. The second source is coupled to the first drain. The second gate is coupled to the first gate and the pad voltage terminal. The third transistor includes a third gate, a third drain and a third source. The fourth transistor includes a fourth gate, a fourth drain and a fourth source. The fourth drain is coupled to the third source. The fourth source is coupled to the pad voltage terminal. The fourth transistor is in a second well different from the first well, and is separated from the first well in a first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Hsiang-Hui CHENG, Chia-Jung CHANG
  • Patent number: 11454668
    Abstract: A voltage tracking circuit includes a first, second, third and fourth transistor. The first transistor is in a first well, and includes a first gate, a first drain and a first source coupled to a first voltage supply. The second transistor includes a second gate, a second drain and a second source. The second source is coupled to the first drain. The second gate is coupled to the first gate and the pad voltage terminal. The third transistor includes a third gate, a third drain and a third source. The fourth transistor includes a fourth gate, a fourth drain and a fourth source. The fourth drain is coupled to the third source. The fourth source is coupled to the pad voltage terminal. At least the third transistor is in a second well different from the first well, and is separated from the first well in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hsiang-Hui Cheng, Chia-Jung Chang
  • Publication number: 20220294212
    Abstract: A device is disclosed herein. The device includes a bias generator, an ESD driver, and a logic circuit. The bias generator includes a first transistor. The ESD driver includes a second transistor and a third transistor coupled to each other in series. The logic circuit is configured to generate a logic control signal. A first terminal of the first transistor is configured to receive a reference voltage signal, a control terminal of the first transistor is configured to receive a detection signal in response to an ESD event being detected, a second terminal of the first transistor is coupled to a control terminal of the third transistor, and a control terminal of the second transistor is configured to receive the logic control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Po-Lin PENG, Yu-Ti SU, Chia-Wei HSU, Ming-Fu TSAI, Shu-Yu SU, Li-Wei CHU, Jam-Wem LEE, Chia-Jung CHANG, Hsiang-Hui CHENG
  • Patent number: 11355927
    Abstract: A device is disclosed herein. The device includes an electrostatic discharge (ESD) detector, a bias generator, and an ESD driver including at least two transistors coupled to each other in series. The ESD detector is configured to detect an input signal and generate a detection signal in response to an ESD event being detected. The bias generator is configured to generate a bias signal according to the detection signal. The at least two transistors are controlled according to the bias signal and a logic control signal, and the input signal is applied across the at least two transistors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Po-Lin Peng, Yu-Ti Su, Chia-Wei Hsu, Ming-Fu Tsai, Shu-Yu Su, Li-Wei Chu, Jam-Wem Lee, Chia-Jung Chang, Hsiang-Hui Cheng
  • Publication number: 20220029414
    Abstract: A device is disclosed herein. The device includes an electrostatic discharge (ESD) detector, a bias generator, and an ESD driver including at least two transistors coupled to each other in series. The ESD detector is configured to detect an input signal and generate a detection signal in response to an ESD event being detected. The bias generator is configured to generate a bias signal according to the detection signal. The at least two transistors are controlled according to the bias signal and a logic control signal, and the input signal is applied across the at least two transistors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Po-Lin PENG, Yu-Ti SU, Chia-Wei HSU, Ming-Fu TSAI, Shu-Yu SU, Li-Wei CHU, Jam-Wem LEE, Chia-Jung CHANG, Hsiang-Hui CHENG
  • Publication number: 20210199709
    Abstract: A voltage tracking circuit includes a first, second, third and fourth transistor. The first transistor is in a first well, and includes a first gate, a first drain and a first source coupled to a first voltage supply. The second transistor includes a second gate, a second drain and a second source. The second source is coupled to the first drain. The second gate is coupled to the first gate and the pad voltage terminal. The third transistor includes a third gate, a third drain and a third source. The fourth transistor includes a fourth gate, a fourth drain and a fourth source. The fourth drain is coupled to the third source. The fourth source is coupled to the pad voltage terminal. At least the third transistor is in a second well different from the first well, and is separated from the first well in a first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Hsiang-Hui CHENG, Chia-Jung CHANG