Patents by Inventor Hsueh-Jung LIN

Hsueh-Jung LIN 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: 10770602
    Abstract: An optical sensor includes pixels disposed in a substrate and a light collimating layer disposed on the substrate. The light collimating layer includes a first light-shielding layer, first transparent pillars, a second light-shielding layer, and second transparent pillars. The first light-shielding layer is disposed on the substrate. The first transparent pillars through the first light-shielding layer are correspondingly disposed on the pixels. The second light-shielding layer is disposed on the first light-shielding layer and the first transparent pillars. The second transparent pillars through the second light-shielding layer are correspondingly disposed on the first transparent pillars. The top surface area of each of the first transparent pillars is not equal to the bottom surface area of each of the second transparent pillars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsin-Hui Lee, Han-Liang Tseng, Jiunn-Liang Yu, Kwang-Ming Lin, Yin Chen, Si-Twan Chen, Hsueh-Jung Lin, Wen-Chih Lu, Ting-Jung Lu
  • Patent number: 10763288
    Abstract: A semiconductor device is provided. The semiconductor device includes a substrate. The substrate includes a plurality of pixels. The semiconductor device also includes a light collimator layer disposed on the substrate. The light collimator layer includes a transparent connection feature disposed on the substrate, and a plurality of transparent pillars disposed on the transparent connection feature. The plurality of transparent pillars cover the plurality of pixels, and the transparent connection feature connects to the plurality of transparent pillars. The plurality of transparent pillars and the transparent connection feature are made of a first material which includes a transparent material. The light collimator layer also includes a plurality of first light-shielding features disposed on the transparent connection feature. The top surface of one of the transparent pillars is level with the top surface of one of the first light-shielding features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsin-Hui Lee, Han-Liang Tseng, Jiunn-Liang Yu, Kwang-Ming Lin, Yin Chen, Si-Twan Chen, Hsueh-Jung Lin, Wen-Chih Lu, Ting-Jung Lu
  • Publication number: 20200266226
    Abstract: A semiconductor device is provided. The semiconductor device includes a substrate. The substrate includes a plurality of pixels. The semiconductor device also includes a light collimator layer disposed on the substrate. The light collimator layer includes a transparent connection feature disposed on the substrate, and a plurality of transparent pillars disposed on the transparent connection feature. The plurality of transparent pillars cover the plurality of pixels, and the transparent connection feature connects to the plurality of transparent pillars. The plurality of transparent pillars and the transparent connection feature are made of a first material which includes a transparent material. The light collimator layer also includes a plurality of first light-shielding features disposed on the transparent connection feature. The top surface of one of the transparent pillars is level with the top surface of one of the first light-shielding features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Hsin-Hui LEE, Han-Liang TSENG, Jiunn-Liang YU, Kwang-Ming LIN, Yin CHEN, Si-Twan CHEN, Hsueh-Jung LIN, Wen-Chih LU, Ting-Jung LU
  • Publication number: 20200266305
    Abstract: An optical sensor includes pixels disposed in a substrate and a light collimating layer disposed on the substrate. The light collimating layer includes a first light-shielding layer, first transparent pillars, a second light-shielding layer, and second transparent pillars. The first light-shielding layer is disposed on the substrate. The first transparent pillars through the first light-shielding layer are correspondingly disposed on the pixels. The second light-shielding layer is disposed on the first light-shielding layer and the first transparent pillars. The second transparent pillars through the second light-shielding layer are correspondingly disposed on the first transparent pillars. The top surface area of each of the first transparent pillars is not equal to the bottom surface area of each of the second transparent pillars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Hsin-Hui LEE, Han-Liang TSENG, Jiunn-Liang YU, Kwang-Ming LIN, Yin CHEN, Si-Twan CHEN, Hsueh-Jung LIN, Wen-Chih LU, Ting-Jung LU
  • Publication number: 20200251506
    Abstract: An optical sensor includes pixels disposed in a substrate. A light collimating layer is disposed on the substrate and includes a transparent layer, a light-shielding layer, and transparent pillars. The transparent layer blanketly disposed on the substrate covers the pixels and the region between the pixels. The light-shielding layer is disposed on the transparent layer and between the transparent pillars. The transparent pillars penetrating through the light-shielding layer are correspondingly disposed on the pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Hsin-Hui LEE, Han-Liang TSENG, Jiunn-Liang YU, Kwang-Ming LIN, Yin CHEN, Si-Twan CHEN, Hsueh-Jung LIN, Wen-Chih LU, Ting-Jung LU
  • Publication number: 20200249490
    Abstract: An optical sensor includes a plurality of pixels disposed in a substrate and a light collimating layer. The light collimating layer is disposed on the substrate. The light collimating layer includes a light-shielding layer, a plurality of transparent pillars, and a plurality of first dummy transparent pillars. The light-shielding layer is disposed on the substrate. The plurality of transparent pillars pass through the light-shielding layer and are disposed correspondingly on the plurality of pixels. The plurality of first dummy transparent pillars that pass through the light-shielding layer are disposed on a first peripheral region of the light collimating layer, wherein the plurality of first dummy transparent pillars surround the plurality of transparent pillars from a top view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Hsin-Hui LEE, Han-Liang TSENG, Jiunn-Liang YU, Kwang-Ming LIN, Yin CHEN, Si-Twan CHEN, Hsueh-Jung LIN, Wen-Chih LU, Ting-Jung LU
  • Publication number: 20200210669
    Abstract: An optical sensor includes a substrate and a light collimating layer. The substrate includes a sensor pixel array having a plurality of sensor pixels. The light collimating layer is disposed on the substrate. The light collimating layer includes a patterned seed layer, a plurality of transparent pillars, a metal layer, and a mask layer. The patterned seed layer is disposed on the substrate. The patterned seed layer exposes the sensor pixel array. The transparent pillars are disposed on the sensor pixel array. The metal layer is disposed on the patterned seed layer and in between the transparent pillars. The mask layer is disposed on the metal layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Hsin-Hui LEE, Han-Liang TSENG, Hsueh-Jung LIN
  • Patent number: 10651218
    Abstract: An optical sensor structure is provided. The optical sensor structure includes a sensor pixel array in a substrate, a light collimating layer on the substrate, and at least one through-substrate via. The sensor pixel array has a plurality of sensor pixels. The at least one through-substrate via extends from a first surface to an opposite second surface of the substrate. The at least one through-substrate via is in the sensor pixel array and vertically misaligned with the plurality of sensor pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsin-Hui Lee, Han-Liang Tseng, Hsueh-Jung Lin
  • Patent number: 10572070
    Abstract: An optical device is provided. The optical device includes a substrate including a plurality of pixel units, a dielectric layer disposed on the substrate, a patterned light-transmitting layer disposed on the dielectric layer and corresponding to the plurality of pixel units, and a plurality of continuous light-shielding layers disposed on the dielectric layer and located on both sides of the patterned light-transmitting layer. A method for fabricating an optical device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chih-Cherng Liao, Shih-Hao Liu, Wu-Hsi Lu, Ming-Cheng Lo, Chung-Ren Lao, Yun-Chou Wei, Yin Chen, Hsin-Hui Lee, Hsueh-Jung Lin, Wen-Chih Lu, Ting-Jung Lu
  • Publication number: 20190391701
    Abstract: An optical device is provided. The optical device includes a substrate including a plurality of pixel units, a dielectric layer disposed on the substrate, a patterned light-transmitting layer disposed on the dielectric layer and corresponding to the plurality of pixel units, and a plurality of continuous light-shielding layers disposed on the dielectric layer and located on both sides of the patterned light-transmitting layer. A method for fabricating an optical device is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Cherng LIAO, Shih-Hao LIU, Wu-Hsi LU, Ming-Cheng LO, Chung-Ren LAO, Yun-Chou WEI, Yin CHEN, Hsin-Hui LEE, Hsueh-Jung LIN, Wen-Chih LU, Ting-Jung LU
  • Publication number: 20190386048
    Abstract: A method for forming a semiconductor device is provided. The method includes providing a substrate, forming a first light-shielding layer on the substrate, and performing a first lithography process to pattern the first light-shielding layer to form a plurality of first openings in the first light-shielding layer. The first openings expose pixels of the substrate. The method also includes placing a first stencil on the first light-shielding layer. The first stencil has a first openwork pattern which exposes the pixels of the substrate. The method also includes providing a first material. The first material includes a transparent material. The method also includes applying the first material onto the substrate through the first stencil to cover the pixels and fill the first openings, such that a plurality of first transparent pillars made of the first material are formed on the pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Hsin-Hui LEE, Han-Liang TSENG, Hsueh-Jung LIN
  • Publication number: 20190304837
    Abstract: A method for forming a semiconductor device is provided. The method includes providing a substrate, placing a first stencil having a first openwork pattern on the substrate, applying a first material onto the substrate through the first stencil, and removing the first stencil from the substrate. The first material includes a transparent material. The method also includes placing a second stencil having a second openwork pattern on the substrate, applying a second material onto the substrate through the second stencil, and removing the second stencil from the substrate. The second material includes a light-shielding material, and the second openwork pattern is different from the first openwork pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Han-Liang TSENG, Hsin-Hui LEE, Hsueh-Jung LIN
  • Patent number: 10385443
    Abstract: A device for growing large-sized monocrystalline crystals, including a crucible adapted to grow crystals from a material source and with a seed crystal and including therein a seed crystal region, a growth chamber, and a material source region; a thermally insulating material disposed outside the crucible and below a heat dissipation component; and a plurality of heating components disposed outside the thermally insulating material to provide heat sources, wherein the heat dissipation component is of a heat dissipation inner diameter and a heat dissipation height which exceeds a thickness of the thermally insulating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHUNG SHAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Dai-Liang Ma, Hsueh-I Chen, Bo-Cheng Lin, Cheng-Jung Ko, Ying-Cong Zhao, Chih-Wei Kuo, Shu-Yu Yeh