Patents by Inventor I-Jen Wang

I-Jen Wang 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: 20240090190
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: first and second active regions extending in a first direction and separated by a gap relative to a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction; and gate structures correspondingly over the first and second active regions, the gate structures extending in the second direction; and each of the gate structures extending at least unilaterally substantially beyond a first side of the corresponding first or second active region that is proximal to the gap or a second side of the corresponding first or second active region that is distal to the gap; and some but not all of the gate structures also extending bilaterally substantially beyond each of the first and second sides of the corresponding first or second active region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Yu-Jen CHEN, Wen-Hsi LEE, Ling-Sung WANG, I-Shan HUANG, Chan-yu HUNG
  • Publication number: 20240071818
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and method of fabricating the same include a substrate, a first epitaxial layer, a first protection layer, and a contact etching stop layer. The substrate includes a PMOS transistor region, and the first epitaxial layer is disposed on the substrate, within the PMOS transistor region. The first protection layer is disposed on the first epitaxial layer, covering surfaces of the first epitaxial layer. The contact etching stop layer is disposed on the first protection layer and the substrate, wherein a portion of the first protection layer is exposed from the contact etching stop layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: I-Wei Chi, Te-Chang Hsu, Yao-Jhan Wang, Meng-Yun Wu, Chun-Jen Huang
  • Publication number: 20230201279
    Abstract: The invention provides an extracellular vesicle and a nucleotide fragment isolated from Lactobacillus paracasei GM-080 with the deposition number BCRC 910220 and CCTCC M 204012 and use thereof. The invention also relates to a method for modulating immune function comprising administering a composition including the extracellular vesicle and the nucleotide fragment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Inventors: Wan-Hua Tsai, Wen-Wei Chang, Chia-Hsuan Chou, I-Jen Wang, Wen-Ling Yeh, Jhih-Hua Jhong, Tzong-Yi Lee
  • Patent number: 10256596
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to method and apparatus for micro-contact printing of micro-electromechanical systems (“MEMS”) in a solvent-free environment. The disclosed embodiments enable forming a composite membrane over a parylene layer and transferring the composite structure to a receiving structure to form one or more microcavities covered by the composite membrane. The parylene film may have a thickness in the range of about 100 nm-2 microns; 100 nm-1 micron, 200-300 nm, 300-500 nm, 500 nm to 1 micron and 1-30 microns. Next, one or more secondary layers are formed over the parylene to create a composite membrane. The composite membrane may have a thickness of about 100 nm to 700 nm to several microns. The composite membrane's deflection in response to external forces can be measured to provide a contact-less detector. Conversely, the composite membrane may be actuated using an external bias to cause deflection commensurate with the applied bias.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Vladimir Bulovic, Jeffrey Hastings Lang, Apoorva Murarka, Annie I-Jen Wang, Wendi Chang
  • Patent number: 9991076
    Abstract: Electromechanical devices described herein may employ tunneling phenomena to function as low-voltage switches. Opposing electrodes may be separated by an elastically deformable layer which, in some cases, may be made up of a non-electrically conductive material. In some embodiments, the elastically deformable layer is substantially free of electrically conductive material. When a sufficient actuation voltage and/or force is applied, the electrodes are brought toward one another and, accordingly, the elastically deformable layer is compressed. Though, the elastically deformable layer prevents the electrodes from making direct contact with one another. Rather, when the electrodes are close enough to one another, a tunneling current arises therebetween. The elastically deformable layer may exhibit spring-like behavior such that, upon release of the actuation voltage and/or force, the separation distance between electrodes is restored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Vladimir Bulovic, Jeffrey H. Lang, Hae-Seung Lee, Timothy M. Swager, Trisha L. Andrew, Matthew Eric D'Asaro, Parag Deotare, Apoorva Murarka, Farnaz Niroui, Ellen Sletten, Annie I-Jen Wang
  • Publication number: 20160380404
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to method and apparatus for micro-contact printing of micro-electromechanical systems (“MEMS”) in a solvent-free environment. The disclosed embodiments enable forming a composite membrane over a parylene layer and transferring the composite structure to a receiving structure to form one or more microcavities covered by the composite membrane. The parylene film may have a thickness in the range of about 100 nm-2 microns; 100 nm-1 micron, 200-300 nm, 300-500 nm, 500 nm to 1 micron and 1-30 microns. Next, one or more secondary layers are formed over the parylene to create a composite membrane. The composite membrane may have a thickness of about 100 nm to 700 nm to several microns. The composite membrane's deflection in response to external forces can be measured to provide a contact-less detector. Conversely, the composite membrane may be actuated using an external bias to cause deflection commensurate with the applied bias.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Vladimir BULOVIC, Jeffrey Hastings LANG, Apoorva MURARKA, Annie I-Jen WANG, Wendi CHANG
  • Patent number: 9419147
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for making analog and digital electronics which includes a composite including a squishable material doped with conductive particles. A microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) device has a channel made from the composite, where the channel forms a primary conduction path for the device. Upon applied voltage, capacitive actuators squeeze the composite, causing it to become conductive. The squishable device includes a control electrode, and a composite electrically and mechanically connected to two terminal electrodes. By applying a voltage to the control electrode relative to a first terminal electrode, an electric field is developed between the control electrode and the first terminal electrode. This electric field results in an attractive force between the control electrode and the first terminal electrode, which compresses the composite and enables electric control of the electron conduction from the first terminal electrode through the channel to the second terminal electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Vladimir Bulovic, Jeffrey H. Lang, Sarah Paydavosi, Annie I-Jen Wang, Trisha L. Andrew, Apoorva Murarka, Farnaz Niroui, Frank Yaul, Jeffrey C. Grossman
  • Patent number: 9391423
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to method and apparatus for micro-contact printing of micro-electromechanical systems (“MEMS”) in a solvent-free environment. The disclosed embodiments enable forming a composite membrane over a parylene layer and transferring the composite structure to a receiving structure to form one or more microcavities covered by the composite membrane. The parylene film may have a thickness in the range of about 100 nm-2 microns; 100 nm-1 micron, 200-300 nm, 300-500 nm, 500 nm to 1 micron and 1-30 microns. Next, one or more secondary layers are formed over the parylene to create a composite membrane. The composite membrane may have a thickness of about 100 nm to 700 nm to several microns. The composite membrane's deflection in response to external forces can be measured to provide a contact-less detector. Conversely, the composite membrane may be actuated using an external bias to cause deflection commensurate with the applied bias.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Vladimir Bulovic, Jeffrey Hastings Lang, Apoorva Murarka, Annie I-Jen Wang, Wendi Chang
  • Patent number: 9352959
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to method and apparatus for micro-contact printing of micro-electromechanical systems (“MEMS”) in a solvent-free environment. The disclosed embodiments enable forming a composite membrane over a parylene layer and transferring the composite structure to a receiving structure to form one or more microcavities covered by the composite membrane. The parylene film may have a thickness in the range of about 100 nm-2 microns; 100 nm-1 micron, 200-300 nm, 300-500 nm, 500 nm to 1 micron and 1-30 microns. Next, one or more secondary layers are formed over the parylene to create a composite membrane. The composite membrane may have a thickness of about 100 nm to 700 nm to several microns. The composite membrane's deflection in response to external forces can be measured to provide a contact-less detector. Conversely, the composite membrane may be actuated using an external bias to cause deflection commensurate with the applied bias.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Vladimir Bulovic, Jeffrey Hastings Lang, Annie I-Jen Wang, Apoorva Murarka, Wendi Chang
  • Publication number: 20160130138
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to method and apparatus for micro-contact printing of micro-electromechanical systems (“MEMS”) in a solvent-free environment. The disclosed embodiments enable forming a composite membrane over a parylene layer and transferring the composite structure to a receiving structure to form one or more microcavities covered by the composite membrane. The parylene film may have a thickness in the range of about 100 nm-2 microns; 100 nm-1 micron, 200-300 nm, 300-500 nm, 500 nm to 1 micron and 1-30 microns. Next, one or more secondary layers are formed over the parylene to create a composite membrane. The composite membrane may have a thickness of about 100 nm to 700 nm to several microns. The composite membrane's deflection in response to external forces can be measured to provide a contact-less detector. Conversely, the composite membrane may be actuated using an external bias to cause deflection commensurate with the applied bias.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Vladimir BULOVIC, Jeffrey Hastings LANG, Annie I-Jen WANG, Apoorva MURARKA, Wendi CHANG
  • Publication number: 20150357142
    Abstract: Electromechanical devices described herein may employ tunneling phenomena to function as low-voltage switches. Opposing electrodes may be separated by an elastically deformable layer which, in some cases, may be made up of a non-electrically conductive material. In some embodiments, the elastically deformable layer is substantially free of electrically conductive material. When a sufficient actuation voltage and/or force is applied, the electrodes are brought toward one another and, accordingly, the elastically deformable layer is compressed. Though, the elastically deformable layer prevents the electrodes from making direct contact with one another. Rather, when the electrodes are close enough to one another, a tunneling current arises therebetween. The elastically deformable layer may exhibit spring-like behavior such that, upon release of the actuation voltage and/or force, the separation distance between electrodes is restored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Vladimir Bulovic, Jeffrey H. Lang, Hae-Seung Lee, Timothy M. Swager, Trisha L. Andrew, Matthew Eric D'Asaro, Parag Deotare, Apoorva Murarka, Farnaz Niroui, Ellen Sletten, Annie I-Jen Wang
  • Publication number: 20150311664
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to method and apparatus for micro-contact printing of micro-electromechanical systems (“MEMS”) in a solvent-free environment. The disclosed embodiments enable forming a composite membrane over a parylene layer and transferring the composite structure to a receiving structure to form one or more microcavities covered by the composite membrane. The parylene film may have a thickness in the range of about 100 nm-2 microns; 100 nm-1 micron, 200-300 nm, 300-500 nm, 500 nm to 1 micron and 1-30 microns. Next, one or more secondary layers are formed over the parylene to create a composite membrane. The composite membrane may have a thickness of about 100 nm to 700 nm to several microns. The composite membrane's deflection in response to external forces can be measured to provide a contact-less detector. Conversely, the composite membrane may be actuated using an external bias to cause deflection commensurate with the applied bias.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Vladimir BULOVIC, Jeffrey Hastings LANG, Apoorva MURARKA, Annie I-Jen WANG, Wendi CHANG
  • Publication number: 20150309306
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide sensitive pixel arrays formed using solvent-assisted or unassisted release processes. Exemplary devices include detectors arrays, tunable optical instruments, deflectable minors, digital micro-mirrors, digital light processing chips, tunable optical micro-cavity resonators, acoustic sensors, acoustic actuators, acoustic transducer devices and capacitive zipper actuators to name a few.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Apoorva MURARKA, Vladimir BULOVIC, Annie I-Jen WANG, Jeffrey Hastings LANG
  • Publication number: 20150268461
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide sensitive pixel arrays formed using solvent-assisted or unassisted release processes. Exemplary devices include detectors arrays, tunable optical instruments, deflectable mirrors, digital micro-mirrors, digital light processing chips, tunable optical micro-cavity resonators, acoustic sensors, acoustic actuators, acoustic transducer devices and capacitive zipper actuators to name a few.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Apoorva MURARKA, Vladimir BULOVIC, Annie I-Jen WANG, Jeffrey Hastings LANG
  • Publication number: 20150228916
    Abstract: The embodiments disclosed herein are directed to optoelectronic devices based, on ultra-thin, lightweight and in-situ deposited parylene substrates, as well as methods of manufacture. Using a bottom-up approach, a readily releasable parylene thin film can be used for fabricating thin film electronic and optoelectronic systems on the thin and light substrates having thicknesses in the nanometer to low micron range. The disclosed method enables the integration of forming a parylene substrate with, the fabrication of a complete photovoltaic device under a fully contained, controlled environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Vladimir BULOVIC, Joel JEAN, Annie I-Jen WANG
  • Publication number: 20150228805
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for making analog and digital electronics which includes a composite including a squishable material doped with conductive particles. A microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) device has a channel made from the composite, where the channel forms a primary conduction path for the device. Upon applied voltage, capacitive actuators squeeze the composite, causing it to become conductive. The squishable device includes a control electrode, and a composite electrically and mechanically connected to two terminal electrodes. By applying a voltage to the control electrode relative to a first terminal electrode, an electric field is developed between the control electrode and the first terminal electrode. This electric field results in an attractive force between the control electrode and the first terminal electrode, which compresses the composite and enables electric control of the electron conduction from the first terminal electrode through the channel to the second terminal electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Vladimir Bulovic, Jeffrey H. Lang, Sarah Paydavosi, Annie I-Jen Wang, Trisha L. Andrew, Apoorva Murarka, Farnaz Niroui, Frank Yaul, Jeffrey C. Grossman
  • Patent number: 8933496
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for making analog and digital electronics which includes a composite including a squishable material doped with conductive particles. A microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) device has a channel made from the composite, where the channel forms a primary conduction path for the device. Upon applied voltage, capacitive actuators squeeze the composite, causing it to become conductive. The squishable device includes a control electrode, and a composite electrically and mechanically connected to two terminal electrodes. By applying a voltage to the control electrode relative to a first terminal electrode, an electric field is developed between the control electrode and the first terminal electrode. This electric field results in an attractive force between the control electrode and the first terminal electrode, which compresses the composite and enables electric control of the electron conduction from the first terminal electrode through the channel to the second terminal electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Vladimir Bulovic, Jeffrey H. Lang, Sarah Paydavosi, Annie I-Jen Wang, Trisha L. Andrew, Apoorva Murarka, Farnaz Niroui, Frank Yaul, Jeffrey C. Grossman
  • Publication number: 20120112152
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for making analog and digital electronics which includes a composite including a squishable material doped with conductive particles. A microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) device has a channel made from the composite, where the channel forms a primary conduction path for the device. Upon applied voltage, capacitive actuators squeeze the composite, causing it to become conductive. The squishable device includes a control electrode, and a composite electrically and mechanically connected to two terminal electrodes. By applying a voltage to the control electrode relative to a first terminal electrode, an electric field is developed between the control electrode and the first terminal electrode. This electric field results in an attractive force between the control electrode and the first terminal electrode, which compresses the composite and enables electric control of the electron conduction from the first terminal electrode through the channel to the second terminal electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Vladimir Bulovic, Jeffrey H. Lang, Sarah Paydavosi, Annie I-Jen Wang, Trisha L. Andrew, Apoorva Murarka, Farnaz Niroui, Frank Yaul, Jeffrey C. Grossman
  • Patent number: D323428
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1992
    Assignee: Ever Bright Electronics Factory Corp.
    Inventor: I-Jen Wang