Patents by Inventor Jian-Tao Sun

Jian-Tao Sun 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: 10937806
    Abstract: Embodiments of interconnect structures of a three-dimensional (3D) memory device and method for forming the interconnect structures are disclosed. In an example, a 3D NAND memory device includes a semiconductor substrate, an alternating layer stack disposed on the semiconductor substrate, and a dielectric structure, which extends vertically through the alternating layer stack, on an isolation region of the substrate. Further, the alternating layer stack abuts a sidewall surface of the dielectric structure and the dielectric structure is formed of a dielectric material. The 3D memory device additionally includes one or more through array contacts that extend vertically through the dielectric structure and the isolation region, and one or more channel structures that extend vertically through the alternating layer stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Yangtze Memory Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qian Tao, Yushi Hu, Zhenyu Lu, Li Hong Xiao, Xiaowang Dai, Yu Ting Zhou, Zhao Hui Tang, Mei Lan Guo, ZhiWu Tang, Qinxiang Wei, Qianbing Xu, Sha Sha Liu, Jian Hua Sun, EnBo Wang
  • Publication number: 20200266211
    Abstract: Embodiments of interconnect structures of a three-dimensional (3D) memory device and method for forming the interconnect structures are disclosed. In an example, a 3D NAND memory device includes a semiconductor substrate, an alternating layer stack disposed on the semiconductor substrate, and a dielectric structure, which extends vertically through the alternating layer stack, on an isolation region of the substrate. Further, the alternating layer stack abuts a sidewall surface of the dielectric structure and the dielectric structure is formed of a dielectric material. The 3D memory device additionally includes one or more through array contacts that extend vertically through the dielectric structure and the isolation region, and one or more channel structures that extend vertically through the alternating layer stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Yangtze Memory Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qian TAO, Yushi Hu, Zhenyu Lu, Li Hong Xiao, Xiaowang Dai, Yu Ting Zhou, Zhao Hui Tang, Mei Lan Guo, ZhiWu Tang, Qinxiang Wei, Qianbing Xu, Sha Sha Liu, Jian Hua Sun, EnBo Wang
  • Patent number: 10658378
    Abstract: Embodiments of interconnect structures of a three-dimensional (3D) memory device and method for forming the interconnect structures are disclosed. In an example, a 3D NAND memory device includes a semiconductor substrate, an alternating layer stack disposed on the semiconductor substrate, and a dielectric structure, which extends vertically through the alternating layer stack, on an isolation region of the substrate. Further, the alternating layer stack abuts a sidewall surface of the dielectric structure and the dielectric structure is formed of a dielectric material. The 3D memory device additionally includes one or more through array contacts that extend vertically through the dielectric structure and the isolation region, and one or more channel structures that extend vertically through the alternating layer stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Yangtze Memory Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qian Tao, Yushi Hu, Zhenyu Lu, Li Hong Xiao, Xiaowang Dai, Yu Ting Zhou, Zhao Hui Tang, Mei Lan Guo, ZhiWu Tang, Qinxiang Wei, Qianbing Xu, Sha Sha Liu, Jian Hua Sun, Enbo Wang
  • Publication number: 20200119031
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes gate layers and insulating layers that are stacked alternatingly along a first direction perpendicular to a substrate of the semiconductor device in a first region upon the substrate. The gate layers and the insulating layers are stacked of a stair-step form in a second region. The semiconductor device includes a channel structure that is disposed in the first region. The channel structure and the gate layers form a stack of transistors in a series configuration with the gate layers being gates for the transistors. The semiconductor device includes a contact structure disposed in the second region, and a first dummy channel structure disposed in the second region and around the contact structure. The first dummy channel structure is patterned with a first shape that is different from a second shape of the channel structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: YANGTZE MEMORY TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Miao Shen, Li Hong Xiao, Yushi Hu, Qian Tao, Mei Lan Guo, Yong Zhang, Jian Hua Sun
  • Publication number: 20190341399
    Abstract: Embodiments of interconnect structures of a three-dimensional (3D) memory device and method for forming the interconnect structures are disclosed. In an example, a 3D NAND memory device includes a semiconductor substrate, an alternating layer stack disposed on the semiconductor substrate, and a dielectric structure, which extends vertically through the alternating layer stack, on an isolation region of the substrate. Further, the alternating layer stack abuts a sidewall surface of the dielectric structure and the dielectric structure is formed of a dielectric material. The 3D memory device additionally includes one or more through array contacts that extend vertically through the dielectric structure and the isolation region, and one or more channel structures that extend vertically through the alternating layer stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Yangtze Memory Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qian TAO, Yushi HU, Zhenyu LU, Li Hong XIAO, Xiaowang DAI, Yu Ting ZHOU, Zhao Hui TANG, Mei Lan GUO, ZhiWu TANG, Qinxiang WEI, Qianbing XU, Sha Sha LIU, Jian Hua SUN, Enbo WANG
  • Patent number: 9875302
    Abstract: Techniques for utilizing data mining technology to extract universal topics with multilingual representations from a multilingual database, and to organize existing or new documents in different languages by analyzing their respective topic distributions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Xiaochuan Ni, Jian-Tao Sun, Zheng Chen, Jian Hu
  • Patent number: 9443245
    Abstract: A computer-readable storage medium having stored thereon computer-executable instructions which, when executed by a computer, cause the computer to implement an opinion search engine. The instructions to implement an opinion search engine cause the computer to collect opinion data about one or more objects from the Internet, extract metadata about the opinion data from the opinion data, remove duplicate metadata from the metadata to generate a resulting metadata, categorize the resulting metadata for similar objects according to one or more taxonomies from one or more websites on the Internet and rank the similar objects based on the categorized metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jian-Tao Sun, Xiaochuan Ni, Peng Xu, Gang Wang, Ke Tang, Zheng Chen
  • Patent number: 9430521
    Abstract: Techniques and technologies for expanding a gallery by seeding the gallery with seed query results. A template is identified which is associated with the subjects of the seed queries and content identifiers are identified which include the template. These content identifiers are used to expand the gallery to include more content identifiers than before the expansion of the gallery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Zheng Chen, Gang Wang, Jian-Tao Sun, Xiaochuan Ni
  • Patent number: 9336298
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to systems, methods, and computer-storage media for a method of contextually analyzing terms within a search query. In one embodiment, a received search query is classified into a domain category. Additionally, information is assigned to a schema associated with the domain by analyzing the search query. Further, at least one search result that helps a user complete a task within the domain is provided based on the information in the schema.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shipeng Li, Ye-Yi Wang, Xiaochuan Ni, Jian-Tao Sun, Zheng Chen, Zhimin Zhang, Xiaolong Li, Xuedong Huang, Li Jiang
  • Publication number: 20150046462
    Abstract: Documents such as web pages may be regarded as offering various actions; e.g., a website for a movie theater may offer options for viewing movie listings and purchasing tickets. A user may wish to view the set of actions available for a particular document, and/or the performance of an action. However, it may be difficult to identify available actions with acceptable accuracy in an automated manner, and the set of documents (such as the entire worldwide web) may be too voluminous for human identification. In order to identify available actions, the document may be searched for menus containing options, and identifying the actions associated with each option according to an option score. Additionally, documents may be grouped into document categories (e.g., websites for movie theaters and websites for musicians) to facilitate the association options in similar documents with similar sets of actions that are often provided for such documents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Jian-Tao Sun, Xiaochuan Ni, Zheng Chen
  • Publication number: 20150046459
    Abstract: Techniques for utilizing data mining technology to extract universal topics with multilingual representations from a multilingual database, and to organize existing or new documents in different languages by analyzing their respective topic distributions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Xiaochuan Ni, Jian-Tao Sun, Zheng Chen, Jian Hu
  • Patent number: 8949215
    Abstract: An exemplary computer implemented graphics-based Web search system includes a search input control and a results presentation control where the search input control is configured to receive user input to establish a relationship between a query and one or more information tags associated with search results provided by a search engine in response to the query and wherein the results presentation control is configured to re-order the search results in response to the relationship. Such a system allows a user to define and refine search intent and enhance the user's search experience. Various other exemplary systems, methods, devices, etc. are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Min Wang, Zheng Chen, Jian-Tao Sun, Shen Huang, Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 8942470
    Abstract: Providing sentiment classification of out of domain data are disclosed herein. In some aspects, a source domain having a trained classifier is matched to a target domain having a target classifier. The trained classifier may include identifiers that may be used to predict the sentiment of opinion data for the source domain. The target classifier may use the identifiers of the trained classifier to determine the sentiment of opinion data for the target domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaochuan Ni, Zheng Chen, Jian-Tao Sun, Gang Wang
  • Patent number: 8868598
    Abstract: A smart user-centric information aggregation system allows a user to define a region of content displayed in a display of a device and performs information aggregation on behalf of the user. The smart user-centric information aggregation system searches, aggregates and groups information related to content included in the region of content for the user while the user can continue to perform his/her original course of actions without interruption. After finding information related to the desired content, the smart user-centric information aggregation system may notify the user and present the found information to the user upon receiving confirmation from the user. The smart user-centric information aggregation system may continue to find new related information and update the presentation with the newly found information periodically, in some instances without user intervention or input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jianwen Zhang, Zhimin Zhang, Jian-Tao Sun, Jun Yan, Ning Liu, Lei Ji, Weizhu Chen, Zheng Chen
  • Patent number: 8843468
    Abstract: A method for identifying transactional queries includes associating user queries with forms clicks on by users who employ a search engine to place the queries during query sessions. A score is assigned to each user query. The score reflects a likelihood that the respective query is a transactional query. The query is classified as a transactional query if the score exceeds a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaochuan Ni, Jian-tao Sun, Zheng Chen
  • Patent number: 8831349
    Abstract: A user may perform an image search on an object shown in an image. The user may use a mobile device to display an image. In response to displaying the image, the client device may send the image to a visual search system for image segmentation. Upon receiving a segmented image from the visual search system, the client device may display the segmented image to the user who may select one or more segments including an object of interest to instantiate a search. The visual search system may formulate a search query based on the one or more selected segments and perform a search using the search query. The visual search system may then return search results to the client device for display to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Tao Mei, Shipeng Li, Ying-Qing Xu, Ning Zhang, Zheng Chen, Jian-Tao Sun
  • Patent number: 8825648
    Abstract: Techniques for utilizing data mining technology to extract universal topics with multilingual representations from a multilingual database, and to organize existing or new documents in different languages by analyzing their respective topic distributions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaochuan Ni, Jian-Tao Sun, Zheng Chen, Jian Hu
  • Publication number: 20140223381
    Abstract: An invisible control may be implemented in a client device or in an application of the client device. A user may activate the invisible control by applying a gesture on a predetermined region of the client device or the application. In response to receiving the user gesture, a predetermined action associated with the invisible control may be activated. The predetermined action may be applied to the application or some or all of the content associated with the application. An Application Programming Interface may further be provided to allow the user, an application vendor or a content provider to customize the invisible control or operating modes associated with activation of the invisible control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Xuedong Huang, Zheng Chen, Zhimin Zhang, Jian-Tao Sun, Peng Bai, Xiaochuan Ni, Mario Esposito
  • Patent number: 8768960
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for extracting semantic-based keywords through mining word semantics using an online encyclopedia's taxonomy. Described is the use a semantic bipartite graph that relates candidate keywords and topics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jian Hu, Jian-Tao Sun, Zheng Chen
  • Patent number: 8731995
    Abstract: A method of ranking a plurality of products includes obtaining a numerical user score for each of the plurality of products, calculating an opinion score for each of the plurality of products for which a written comparison sentiment applies, determining a final score by combining the numerical user rating and the opinion score for each of the plurality of products, and ranking the plurality of products based on the final score. The opinion score is derived from one or more written comparison sentiments containing a first product name and a second product name. In another aspect, a computer readable medium has instructions stored thereon which, when executed, cause a computer to perform a method of ranking a plurality of products including at least a first product and a second product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jian-Tao Sun, Jian Hu, Christoph Ponath, Zheng Chen, Ling Bao, Qionghua Wang, Jianmin Wu