Patents by Inventor Kai Cheng

Kai 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).

  • Patent number: 11151951
    Abstract: An electro-phoretic display including a display panel and a driving circuit. The display panel is configured to display image frames. The driving circuit is coupled to the display panel. The driving circuit is configured to drive the display panel to display the image frames according to a driving signal. The driving signal includes a first pulse and a second pulse. A driving period of the driving signal includes a first stage, a second stage and a driving stage in sequence. The first pulse is located before the driving stage, and the second pulse is located in the second stage. The pulse width of the first pulse is larger than that of the second pulse. In addition, a driving method of an electro-phoretic display is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Feng-Shou Lin, Chen-Kai Chiu, Chih-Yu Cheng
  • Publication number: 20210318500
    Abstract: A laser device for optical communication comprises a first laser unit connected to a first optical fiber for supplying a transmission laser beam thereto. wherein the laser device is configured for providing a reference laser beam in addition to the transmission laser beam. For providing the reference laser beam the laser device further includes a second laser unit connected to a second optical fiber for supplying the reference laser beam to the second optical fiber. The first laser unit is configured for providing the transmission laser beam as a linear polarized beam that is polarized in a first polarization direction, and the second laser unit is configured for providing the reference laser beam as a linear polarized beam that is polarized in a second polarization direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Lun Kai CHENG, Kristiaan Albert BROEKENS, Hendrik DE MAN
  • Patent number: 11145619
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of forming an electrical connecting structure having nano-twins copper. The method includes the steps of (i) forming a first nano-twins copper layer including a plurality of nano-twins copper grains; (ii) forming a second nano-twins copper layer including a plurality of nano-twins copper grains; and (iii) joining a surface of the first nano-twins copper layer with a surface of the second nano-twins copper layer, such that at least a portion of the first nano-twins copper grains grow into the second nano-twins copper layer, or at least a portion of the second nano-twins copper grains grow into the first nano-twins copper layer. An electrical connecting structure having nano-twins copper is provided as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
    Inventors: Chih Chen, Kai-Cheng Shie, Jing-Ye Juang
  • Publication number: 20210313441
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a structure includes: a semiconductor substrate; a fin extending from the semiconductor substrate; a gate stack over the fin; an epitaxial source/drain region in the fin adjacent the gate stack; and a gate spacer disposed between the epitaxial source/drain region and the gate stack, the gate spacer including a plurality of silicon oxycarbonitride layers, each of the plurality of silicon oxycarbonitride layers having a different concentration of silicon, a different concentration of oxygen, a different concentration of carbon, and a different concentration of nitrogen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Chien-Chih Lin, Yen-Ting Chen, Wen-Kai Lin, Szu-Chi Yang, Shih-Hao Lin, Tsung-Hung Lee, Ming-Lung Cheng
  • Publication number: 20210313233
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure includes a source/drain (S/D) feature disposed adjacent to a metal gate structure (MG), an S/D contact disposed over the S/D feature, and a dielectric layer disposed over the S/D contact, where the S/D feature and the S/D contact are separated from the MG by a first air gap, where the dielectric layer partially fills the first air gap, and where a bottom portion of a bottom surface of the S/D contact is separated from a top portion of the S/D feature by a second air gap that is connected to the first air gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Kai-Hsuan Lee, Feng-Cheng Yang, Yen-Ming Chen, Sai-Hooi Yeong
  • Patent number: 11138327
    Abstract: A privacy data integration method and a server are provided. The privacy data integration method includes the following steps. A first processing device and a second processing device respectively obtain a first generative model and a second generative model according to a first privacy data and a second privacy data. A server generates a first generative data and a second generative data via the first generative model and the second generative model respectively. The server integrates the first generative data and the second generative data to obtain a synthetic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Ming-Chih Kao, Pang-Chieh Wang, Chia-Mu Yu, Pin-Hui Lu, Kai-Cheng Liu
  • Publication number: 20210298664
    Abstract: An implantable capsule includes a capsule, an adsorption hole, a pH detector, two impedance sensors and a pose sensor. The capsule includes a first shell, a second shell and the first shell and the second shell defines an accommodating space. The adsorption hole is disposed at the first shell and attaches to the tube wall of the esophagus by the external force. The pH detector is disposed at the second shell to measure the pH value of the esophageal fluid. Two impedance sensors are disposed at the first shell and the second shell. The two impedance sensors measure the impedance of the esophageal fluid to determine the fluid direction of the esophageal fluid. The pose sensor is disposed at the second shell to determine the patient pose. By this configuration, lightweight and wireless gastroesophageal monitoring device and the long-time measurement of pH of the esophageal fluid may be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: HSIAO-TING LEE, SHIH-WEI HUANG, CHIN-CHENG HSIAO, KAI-CHE LIU
  • Publication number: 20210304666
    Abstract: A scan-type display apparatus includes an LED array, a display module, a control module and a driver module. The LED array has a common anode configuration. The control module generates a synchronization control (SC) signal. Based on the SC signal, the driver module outputs an input voltage to scan lines of the LED array sequentially without overlapping in time so as to drive LEDs of the LED array to emit light in a line scan manner, and generates an image refresh signal that is related to the output of the input voltage to one of the scan lines which corresponds to a last line of the line scan in each line scan cycle and that is further related to refreshing of images on a display constituted by the LED array and the display module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: MACROBLOCK, INC.
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Wu, Chun-Yi Li, Hung-I Cheng, Ping-Kai Huang
  • Publication number: 20210304667
    Abstract: A scan-type display apparatus includes a light emitting module, a display module, a control module and a driver module. The light emitting module includes an LED array having a common cathode configuration. The control module generates a synchronization control (SC) signal. The driver module generates a plurality of switching signals and an image refresh signal based on the SC signal. The switching signals cause the LED array to emit light in a line scan manner. The image refresh signal is related to one of the switching signals that corresponds to a last line of the line scan in each line scan cycle, and is further related to refreshing of images on a display constituted by the light emitting module and the display module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: MACROBLOCK, INC.
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Wu, Chun-Yi Li, Hung-I Cheng, Ping-Kai Huang
  • Publication number: 20210304692
    Abstract: A scan-type display apparatus includes a light emitting module, a display module, a control module and a driver module. The light emitting module includes an LED array having a common cathode configuration. The control module generates an image stream, a plurality of switching signals that cause the LED array to emit light in a line scan manner, and an image refresh signal that is related to refreshing of images on a display constituted by the light emitting module and the display module. The driver module generates a drive output to drive the display module, such that the display shows images represented by the image stream and that the refreshing of images on the display is synchronous to the line scan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: MACROBLOCK, INC.
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Wu, Chun-Yi Li, Hung-I Cheng, Ping-Kai Huang
  • Publication number: 20210304668
    Abstract: A scan-type display apparatus includes a light emitting module, a display module, a control module and a driver module. The light emitting module includes an LED array having a common anode configuration. The control module generates an image stream, a plurality of switching signals that cause the LED array to emit light in aline scan manner, and an image refresh signal that is related to refreshing of images on a display constituted by the light emitting module and the display module. The driver module generates a drive output to drive the display module, such that the display shows images represented by the image stream and that the refreshing of images on the display is synchronous to the line scan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: MACROBLOCK, INC.
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Wu, Chun-Yi Li, Hung-I Cheng, Ping-Kai Huang
  • Publication number: 20210304690
    Abstract: A scan-type display apparatus includes a light emitting module, a display module, a control module and a driver module. The light emitting module includes an LED array having a common anode configuration. The control module generates a synchronization control (SC) signal. The driver module generates a plurality of switching signals and an image refresh signal based on the SC signal. The switching signals cause the LED array to emit light in a line scan manner. The image refresh signal is related to one of the switching signals that corresponds to a last line of the line scan in each line scan cycle, and is further related to refreshing of images on a display constituted by the light emitting module and the display module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: MACROBLOCK, INC.
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Wu, Chun-Yi Li, Hung-I Cheng, Ping-Kai Huang
  • Publication number: 20210304691
    Abstract: A scan-type display apparatus includes an LED array, a display module, a control module and a driver module. The LED array has a common cathode configuration. The control module generates a synchronization control (SC) signal. Based on the SC signal, the driver module outputs an input voltage to scan lines of the LED array sequentially without overlapping in time so as to drive LEDs of the LED array to emit light in a line scan manner, and generates an image refresh signal that is related to the output of the input voltage to one of the scan lines which corresponds to a last line of the line scan in each line scan cycle and that is further related to refreshing of images on a display constituted by the LED array and the display module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: MACROBLOCK, INC.
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Wu, Chun-Yi Li, Hung-I Cheng, Ping-Kai Huang
  • Patent number: 11131510
    Abstract: A heat pipe structure is used for cooling a heat source. The heat pipe structure includes a sleeve tube and a shaft. The sleeve tube includes an inner wall. The sleeve tube has a trench on the inner wall. The trench is at an outlet end of the sleeve tube. The trench extends in a circumferential direction of the sleeve tube. The shaft is connected to the heat source. The shaft is inserted into the sleeve tube from the outlet end such that the shaft is rotatable relative to the sleeve tube. The trench surrounds the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignees: Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yi-Lun Cheng, Chih-Kai Yang, Meng-Lung Chiang
  • Publication number: 20210296168
    Abstract: Generally, examples are provided relating to conductive features that include a barrier layer, and to methods thereof. In an embodiment, a metal layer is deposited in an opening through a dielectric layer(s) to a source/drain region. The metal layer is along the source/drain region and along a sidewall of the dielectric layer(s) that at least partially defines the opening. The metal layer is nitrided, which includes performing a multiple plasma process that includes at least one directional-dependent plasma process. A portion of the metal layer remains un-nitrided by the multiple plasma process. A silicide region is formed, which includes reacting the un-nitrided portion of the metal layer with a portion of the source/drain region. A conductive material is disposed in the opening on the nitrided portions of the metal layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Wei-Yip Loh, Chih-Wei Chang, Hong-Mao Lee, Chun-Hsien Huang, Yu-Ming Huang, Yan-Ming Tsai, Yu-Shiuan Wang, Hung-Hsu Chen, Yu-Kai Chen, Yu-Wen Cheng
  • Patent number: 11127838
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a metal gate transistor includes providing a substrate. An interlayer dielectric layer covers the substrate. A dummy gate is embedded in the interlayer dielectric layer. A high-k dielectric layer is disposed between the dummy gate and the substrate. Later, the dummy gate is removed to form a trench, and the high-k dielectric layer is exposed through the trench. After the dummy gate is removed, an ion implantation process is performed to implant fluoride ions into the high-k dielectric layer. Finally, after the ion implantation process, a metal gate is formed to fill in the trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Zhi-Cheng Lee, Wei-Jen Chen, Kai-Lin Lee
  • Patent number: 11126050
    Abstract: A pixel array substrate including a substrate, data lines, gate lines, pixels, and transfer lines is provided. The data lines are disposed on the substrate and arranged in a first direction. The gate lines are disposed on the substrate and arranged in a second direction interlaced with the first direction. The pixels are disposed on the substrate, each of which includes an active device electrically connected to one of the data lines and one of the gate lines and a pixel electrode electrically connected to the active device. The transfer lines are arranged in the first direction and electrically connected to the gate lines, respectively. The pixels include first pixels. In a top view of the pixel array substrate, at least one of the pixel electrodes of the first pixels is partially overlapped with one of the transfer lines. A driving method of a pixel array substrate is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Min-Tse Lee, Sheng-Yen Cheng, Yueh-Hung Chung, Kuang-Hsiang Liao, Yang-Chun Lee, Yan-Kai Wang, Ya-Ling Hsu, Yi-Ren Chen, Hung-Che Lin, Sheng-Ju Ho, Chien-Huang Liao, Chen-Hsien Liao
  • Patent number: 11126051
    Abstract: A pixel array substrate including a substrate, data lines, gate lines, pixels, and transfer lines is provided. The data lines are disposed on the substrate and arranged in a first direction. The gate lines are disposed on the substrate and arranged in a second direction interlaced with the first direction. The pixels are disposed on the substrate, each of which includes an active device electrically connected to one of the data lines and one of the gate lines and a pixel electrode electrically connected to the active device. The transfer lines are arranged in the first direction and electrically connected to the gate lines, respectively. The pixels include first pixels. In a top view of the pixel array substrate, at least one of the pixel electrodes of the first pixels is partially overlapped with one of the transfer lines. A driving method of a pixel array substrate is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Min-Tse Lee, Sheng-Yen Cheng, Yueh-Hung Chung, Kuang-Hsiang Liao, Yang-Chun Lee, Yan-Kai Wang, Ya-Ling Hsu, Yi-Ren Chen, Hung-Che Lin, Sheng-Ju Ho, Chien-Huang Liao, Chen-Hsien Liao
  • Publication number: 20210288009
    Abstract: A method of forming an integrated circuit structure includes forming a patterned passivation layer over a metal pad, with a top surface of the metal pad revealed through a first opening in the patterned passivation layer, and applying a polymer layer over the patterned passivation layer. The polymer layer is substantially free from N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP), and comprises aliphatic amide as a solvent. The method further includes performing a light-exposure process on the polymer layer, performing a development process on the polymer layer to form a second opening in the polymer layer, wherein the top surface of the metal pad is revealed to the second opening, baking the polymer, and forming a conductive region having a via portion extending into the second opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Ming-Da Cheng, Yung-Ching Chao, Chun Kai Tzeng, Cheng Jen Lin, Chin Wei Kang, Yu-Feng Chen, Mirng-Ji Lii
  • Publication number: 20210285946
    Abstract: A strip detecting apparatus includes a black box, a light guide plate disposed on the black box, a light source, an optical calibration platform, a strip platform, a test strip contained in the strip platform, an image capturing device and an image processing device. The light source is disposed on the black box to emit light toward the black box via the light guide plate. The image capturing device is disposed on the black box for respectively capturing an optical calibration image and a detection image when the optical calibration platform and the strip platform are inserted into the black box respectively. The image processing device is coupled to the image capturing device for calibrating relationship information between the concentration and the grayscale value of the test strip according to the optical calibration image and for generating a test result according to the calibrated relationship information and the detection image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Yu-Cheng Lin, Wei-Chien Weng, Kai-Wen Lin