Patents by Inventor Hui-Ming Wu

Hui-Ming Wu 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: 11018157
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an apparatus with a local interconnect structure. The apparatus can include a first transistor, a second transistor, a first interconnect structure, a second interconnect structure, and a third interconnect structure. The local interconnect structure can be coupled to gate terminals of the first and second transistors and routed at a same interconnect level as reference metal lines coupled to ground and a power supply voltage. The first interconnect structure can be coupled to a source/drain terminal of the first transistor and routed above the local interconnect structure. The second interconnect structure can be coupled to a source/drain terminal of the second transistor and routed above the local interconnect structure. The third interconnect structure can be routed above the local interconnect structure and at a same interconnect level as the first and second interconnect structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Liang Chen, Cheng-Chi Chuang, Chih-Ming Lai, Chia-Tien Wu, Charles Chew-Yuen Young, Hui-Ting Yang, Jiann-Tyng Tzeng, Ru-Gun Liu, Wei-Cheng Lin, Lei-Chun Chou, Wei-An Lai
  • Patent number: 11004855
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a semiconductor substrate, an isolation region extending into, and overlying a bulk portion of, the semiconductor substrate, a buried conductive track comprising a portion in the isolation region, and a transistor having a source/drain region and a gate electrode. The source/drain region or the gate electrode is connected to the buried conductive track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Pochun Wang, Ting-Wei Chiang, Chih-Ming Lai, Hui-Zhong Zhuang, Jung-Chan Yang, Ru-Gun Liu, Shih-Ming Chang, Ya-Chi Chou, Yi-Hsiung Lin, Yu-Xuan Huang, Guo-Huei Wu, Yu-Jung Chang
  • Publication number: 20110157930
    Abstract: The power input stabilizing circuit provides a first resistor at the input terminals to suppress impulse current. Then, the power passes through a power input limiting circuit including a non-polarity capacitor, a rectifier circuit formed by diodes, and a polarity capacitor so as to provide a current within a specific range to a load. A constant current circuit including a third resistor, a diode, a fourth resistor, and a transistor is then employed to stabilize the load current. The performance and durability of the electrical or electronic appliance using the power input stabilizing circuit are therefore enhanced significantly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventors: Hui-Ming WU, Chung-Yang WU
  • Publication number: 20070178368
    Abstract: A battery chamber of button-cell batteries for consumer electronic devices is provided herein, which mainly contains a top member and a bottom member joined together to form a number of cell rooms for the accommodation of the button-cell batteries. A number of conduction plates covers the top and bottom of the cell rooms and electrically connects the button-cell batteries into a series connection. The thickness of the top and bottom members is roughly one half of a standard button-cell battery. The top and bottom members can be easily pried open for the installation and removal of the button-cell batteries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventors: Hui-Ming Wu, Hui-Min Wu, Pi-Hsia Lee
  • Patent number: 6164793
    Abstract: A refractive coaster includes a bottom cover, a circular seat mounted on the bottom cover, a plurality of batteries fitted inside the seat, a printed circuit board arranged on the bottom cover and electrically connected with the batteries and provided with an annular ring-like electrode and a plurality of light-emitting members, a conducting pin having an immediate portion formed with a flange and having a lower end extending downwardly through the annular ring-like electrode, a spring fitted on an upper end of the conducting pin and urging the lower end of the conducting pin to move downwardly out the bottom cover, a bowl-shaped base made of transparent material and having an opening at a central portion thereof and a mirrored surface at an upper side thereof, the bowl shaped base being fitted in the circular seat with the light-emitting members protruding upwardly out of the opening, a circular lid made of transparent material and arranged on the base and having a bottom side formed with a mirrored surface
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Inventor: Hui-Ming Wu
  • Patent number: 6130600
    Abstract: A variable resistor includes a circuit board having a conductive layer and a plurality of impedance layers arranged under the conductive layer, a slide having a metal contact plate movably mounted over the conductive layer and the impedance layers, wherein the impedance layers and the conductive layer have electric contacts respectively connected to circuit devices, output potentials at the electric contacts being relatively changed when the slide is moved with over the metal conductive layer and the impedance layers thereby controlling current flowing through the circuit devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Inventor: Hui-Ming Wu