Patents by Inventor Kevin Lin

Kevin 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).

  • Publication number: 20190214342
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to systems and methods for maskless gap integration in interconnects having one or more vias above one or more interconnect lines (for example, metal interconnect lines). In various embodiments, the systems and methods described in the disclosure may serve to reduce electrical shorting between adjacent vias in the interconnects. In one embodiment, a spacer layer may be provided to mask portions of an interlayer dielectric (ILD) in the interconnect. These masked portions of the ILD can protect regions between adjacent interconnect lines from electrical shorting during subsequent metal layer depositions in a fabrication sequence of the interconnects. Further, in various embodiments, the vias may enclose a gap (for example, an air gap) without the need for additional masking steps, for example, without the need for additional lithography steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventor: Kevin LIN
  • Publication number: 20190206733
    Abstract: Subtractive plug and tab patterning with photobuckets for back end of line (BEOL) spacer-based interconnects is described. In an example, a back end of line (BEOL) metallization layer for a semiconductor structure includes an inter-layer dielectric (ILD) layer disposed above a substrate. A plurality of conductive lines is disposed in the ILD layer along a first direction. A conductive tab is disposed in the ILD layer, the conductive tab coupling two of the plurality of conductive lines along a second direction orthogonal to the first direction. A conductive via is coupled to one of the plurality of conductive lines, the conductive via having a via hardmask thereon. An uppermost surface of each of the ILD layer, the plurality of conductive lines, the conductive tab, and the via hardmask is planar with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin LIN, Robert L. BRISTOL, Richard E. SCHENKER
  • Patent number: 10314094
    Abstract: A system and method of data communication is provided for use in a wireless communication system. The wireless communication system includes a base station, a relay user equipment (UE) and an out of coverage UE (OOC-UE). The method includes receiving, at the relay UE and from the base station, a relay cycle configuration, the relay cycle configuration defining a relay cycle including a first time period for device to device (D2D) communication, and a second time period for cellular communication. The method then includes receiving, at the relay UE by D2D communication, within the first time period and from the out of coverage UE (OOC-UE), relay data, and providing, from the relay UE by cellular communication, within the second time period and to the BS, the relay data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Phong Nguyen, Kevin Lin
  • Publication number: 20190164815
    Abstract: Damascene plug and tab patterning with photobuckets for back end of line (BEOL) spacer-based interconnects is described. In an example, a back end of line (BEOL) metallization layer for a semiconductor structure includes an inter-layer dielectric (ILD) layer disposed above a substrate. A plurality of conductive lines is disposed in the ILD layer along a first direction. A conductive tab is disposed in the ILD layer. The conductive tab couples two of the plurality of conductive lines along a second direction orthogonal to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin LIN, Robert L. BRISTOL, Richard E. SCHENKER
  • Patent number: 10250527
    Abstract: Techniques for facilitating port extender (PE) ID assignment in an extended bridge are provided. According to one set of embodiments, a controlling bridge (CB) can store a set of one or more port extender PE ID configurations for the extended bridge. At least one PE ID configuration in the stored set can include (1) an identity of a first CB port, and (2) a plurality of PE IDs corresponding to PEs connected to the first CB port, in connection order. In cases where the plurality of PEs form a ring that also connects to a second CB port, the at least one PE ID configuration can also include an identity of the second CB port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Kwun-Nan Kevin Lin
  • Patent number: 10218641
    Abstract: Techniques for handling dynamic cascade port/LAG changes in an extended bridge are provided. According to one embodiment, a first network device in an extended bridge can maintain a shadow table that stores information regarding one or more ports and one or more LAGs used to interconnect the network devices in the extended bridge. The first network device can further receive, from a user via a device UI, a command relating to a change to a port or a LAG, update the shadow table based on the change, transmit a change message to one or more other network devices affected by the change, and start a timer associated with the one or more other network devices. In various embodiments, the updating and the transmitting can be performed without blocking the user from entering further commands via the device UI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Kwun-Nan Kevin Lin, Bipin Agarwal
  • Publication number: 20190034293
    Abstract: Consistency groups are asynchronously copied to a remote computational device, from a local computational device, wherein point in time copy operations are performed at the local computational device while the consistency groups are being asynchronously copied to the remote computational device. Indicators are stored at the remote computational device to identify those point in time copy operations that are to be restored as part of a recovery operation performed at the remote computational device in response to a failure of the local computational device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Theresa M. Brown, Nicolas M. Clayton, Nedlaya Y. Francisco, Theodore T. Harris, JR., Kevin Lin, Gregory E. McBride, Carol S. Mellgren, Raul E. Saba, Matthew Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10156583
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an accelerometer, including placing a magnet on a substrate, laminating a dielectric layer over the magnet, forming a conductive layer over the dielectric layer, the conductive layer including a mass and a conductive path overlying the magnet, removing a portion of the dielectric layer proximate the mass and conductive path such that the mass is movable in response to acceleration of the accelerometer, and forming a dielectric layer over the mass to form a space between the mass and the dielectric layer formed over the mass sufficiently clear such that the mass remains movable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Qing Ma, Valluri Rao, Feras Eid, Kevin Lin, Weng Hong Teh, Johanna M. Swan, Robert L. Sankman
  • Patent number: 10153944
    Abstract: Techniques for configuring/learning the link aggregation groups (LAGs) of a port extender (PE) at the time the PE joins an extended bridge are provided. According to one embodiment, a first network device in a system of network devices (e.g., an extended bridge) can receive a join message from a second network device in the system, where the join message includes a LAG configuration for one or more LAGs programmed on the second network device. The first network device can further determine whether a provisional LAG configuration for the one or more LAGs of the second network device exists on the first network device. If a provisional LAG configuration does not exist on the first network device, the first network device can learn the LAG configuration included in the join message and can integrate the second network device into the system based on the learned LAG configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Kwun-Nan Kevin Lin, Bipin Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10148595
    Abstract: Techniques for handling dynamic cascade port/LAG changes without breaking communication in an extended bridge are provided. According to one embodiment, a first network device (e.g., controlling bridge) in a system of network devices (e.g., extended bridge) can receive a command relating to a change to at least one port or LAG of the system. The first network device can then transmit change messages to one or more other network devices (e.g., port extenders) in the system that are affected by the change, where the change messages are transmitted in an order based on the distance of each of the one or more other network devices from the first network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Bipin Agarwal, Kwun-Nan Kevin Lin, Venkata Gopi Ravi Kumar Pedaprolu
  • Patent number: 10109583
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include an interconnect structure and methods of forming such structures. In an embodiment, the interconnect structure may include an interlayer dielectric (ILD) with a first hardmask layer over a top surface of the ILD. Certain embodiments include one or more first interconnect lines in the ILD and a first dielectric cap positioned above each of the first interconnect lines. For example a surface of the first dielectric cap may contact a top surface of the first hardmask layer. Embodiments may also include one or more second interconnect lines in the ILD arranged in an alternating pattern with the first inter-connect lines. In an embodiment, a second dielectric cap is formed over a top surface of each of the second interconnect lines. For example, a surface of the second dielectric cap contacts a top surface of the first hardmask layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. Bristol, Manish Chandhok, Jasmeet S. Chawla, Florian Gstrein, Eungnak Han, Rami Hourani, Kevin Lin, Richard E. Schenker, Todd R. Younkin
  • Patent number: 10108932
    Abstract: A candidate assessment system reviews gaming data from a plurality of players to determine how well those players fit a particular job opening. The system uses one or more interpretation metrics to derive skill sets for each player by analyzing game attribute data from game scenarios played by the player. Each interpretation metric is generally unique, allowing the candidate assessment engine to derive a player's skill sets in markedly different ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: MERCER (US) INC.
    Inventors: Patty Pei-yi Sung, Barbara Marder, Jonathan Meyers, Aikaterini Rodriguez, Kevin Lin
  • Publication number: 20180302882
    Abstract: There is provided a signalling method for use in an advanced wireless communication network (100) that supports a first duplex mode, a second duplex mode different to the first duplex mode, and carrier aggregation of the first second duplex modes. This method includes configuring a UE (104-106) for data communication with the network (100) through a first access node (101) as a PCell, on the first duplex mode and with a first transmission mode (TM) including one or more transport blocks (TBs). This method also includes configuring the UE (104-106) for data communication with the network (100) through a second access node (103) as a SCell, on the second duplex mode and with a second TM including one or more TBs. The second TM associated with the second access node (103) is configured independently of the first TM associated with the first access node (101).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Yuanrong LAN, Kevin LIN, Phong NGUYEN
  • Patent number: 10091059
    Abstract: Techniques for handling connections between network devices that support multiple port communication modes are provided. In one embodiment, a first network device can detect a communication problem between a local port of the first network device and a peer port of a second network device, where the local port supports a plurality of communication modes including a default mode and one or more non-default modes. The first network device can further set the local port to operate in the default mode, receive on the local port a user-configured mode of the peer port from the second network device, and determine a communication mode for the local port from the plurality of communication modes, where the determining is based on the user-configured mode of the peer port and a user-configured mode of the local port. The first network device can then set the local port to operate in the determined communication mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Bipin Agarwal, Kwun-Nan Kevin Lin
  • Publication number: 20180258416
    Abstract: Ligands and methods for selectively binding hypermethylated DNA from a sample. The ligands include a CG-region binding molecule-conjugated resin derived from the aminoglycoside antibiotic amikacin. Furthermore, the CG-region binding molecule may be conjugated to the resin with a crosslinker and/or may be modified with one or more of long chain and short chain alkyl, aryl, piperazinyl, piperidyl, and pyrrolidyl groups. Such ligands are used in methods for contacting a sample to thereby selectively bind hypermethylated DNA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Kaushal Rege, Kevin Lin, Sudhakar Godeshala Godeshala, Taraka Sai Pavan Grandhi
  • Publication number: 20180253697
    Abstract: A candidate assessment system reviews gaming data from a plurality of players to determine how well those players fit a particular job opening. The system uses one or more interpretation metrics to derive skill sets for each player by analyzing game attribute data from game scenarios played by the player. Each interpretation metric is generally unique, allowing the candidate assessment engine to derive a player's skill sets in markedly different ways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Patty Pei-yi Sung, Barbara Marder, Jonathan Meyers, Aikaterini Rodriguez, Kevin Lin
  • Publication number: 20180204797
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include an interconnect structure with a via and methods of forming such structures. In an embodiment, the interconnect structure comprises a first interlayer dielectric (ILD). A first interconnect line and a second interconnect line extend into the first ILD. According to an embodiment, a second ILD is positioned over the first interconnect line and the second interconnect line. A via may extend through the second ILD and electrically coupled to the first interconnect line. Additionally, embodiments of the invention include a portion of a bottom surface of the via being positioned over the second interconnect line. However, an isolation layer may be positioned between the bottom surface of the via and a top surface of the second interconnect line, according to an embodiment of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin LIN, Robert Lindsey BRISTOL, James M. BLACKWELL, Rami HOURANI
  • Publication number: 20180163271
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the subject invention relates to a method for treatment of a breast or ovarian cancer patient that includes receiving assay results stating that the patient's tumor exhibits LOH, and administering a PARP inhibitor. In one embodiment, the subject invention comprising: classifying said cancer patient, with the computer system, as being likely to respond to a PARP inhibitor if the data comprises i) one or more deleterious mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2, or ii) a percentage of the genome having greater than 10 percent LOH as determined by the sum of the lengths of each individual LOH region divided by the total genome length, wherein an LOH region is defined as the presence of homozygosity at multiple contiguous single nucleotides, but excludes whole chromosome or chromosome arm LOH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventor: Kevin Lin
  • Patent number: 9996822
    Abstract: A candidate assessment system reviews gaming data from a plurality of players to determine how well those players fit a particular job opening. The system uses one or more interpretation metrics to derive skill sets for each player by analyzing game attribute data from game scenarios played by the player. Each interpretation metric is generally unique, allowing the candidate assessment engine to derive a player's skill sets in markedly different ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: MERCER (US) INC.
    Inventors: Patty Pei-yi Sung, Barbara Marder, Jonathan Meyers, Aikaterini Rodriguez, Kevin Lin
  • Publication number: 20180158694
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include methods of forming a textile patterned hardmask. In an embodiment, a first hardmask and a second hardmask are formed over a top surface of an interconnect layer in an alternating pattern. A sacrificial cross-grating may then be formed over the first and second hardmasks. In an embodiment, portions of the first hardmask that are not covered by the sacrificial cross-grating are removed to form first openings and a third hardmask is disposed into the first openings. Embodiments may then include etching through portions of the second hardmask that are not covered by the sacrificial cross-grating to form second openings. The second openings may be filled with a fourth hardmask. According to an embodiment, the first, second, third, and fourth hardmasks are etch selective to each other. In an embodiment the sacrificial cross-grating may then be removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin LIN, Robert Lindsey BRISTOL, Alan M. MYERS