Patents by Inventor Ko-Jen Wu

Ko-Jen 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).

  • Publication number: 20210341843
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device and a semiconductor processing system are provided. The method includes the following steps. A photoresist layer is formed on a substrate in a lithography tool. The photoresist layer is exposed in the lithography tool to form an exposed photoresist layer. The exposed photoresist layer is developed to form a patterned photoresist layer in the lithography tool by using a developer. An ammonia gas by-product of the developer is removed from the lithography tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Kai Chen, Chia-Hung Chung, Ko-Bin Kao, Su-Yu Yeh, Li-Jen Wu, Zhi-You Ke, Ming-Hung Lin
  • Publication number: 20210278624
    Abstract: An optical element driving mechanism is provided. The optical element driving mechanism is disposed on an electronic apparatus. The optical element driving mechanism includes a first movable portion, a fixed portion, a first driving assembly, a circuit assembly, and a first position sensing assembly. The first movable portion is used for connecting to a first optical element. The first optical element is used for corresponding to light. The first movable portion is movable relative to the fixed portion. The first driving assembly is used for driving the first movable portion to move relative to the fixed portion. The circuit assembly is used for electrically connected to the electronic apparatus. The first position sensing assembly is used for detecting the movement of the first movable portion relative to the fixed portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Ying-Jen WANG, Ya-Hsiu WU, Chen-Chi KUO, Chao-Chang HU, Yi-Ho CHEN, Che-Wei CHANG, Ko-Lun CHAO, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Patent number: 10151225
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine includes an engine block defining a plurality of cylinders each receiving a piston. A crankcase extends from the engine block and supports a crankshaft drivingly connected to the pistons and including a chamber enclosed by a wall portion that defines a first blow-by flow passage and first and second drain passages therethrough. An oil sump mounted to the crankcase. A first oil separator is mounted to the wall of the crankcase in communication with the first blow-by flow passage and the first drain passage and defining a second blow-by flow passage therethrough and a third drain passage extending therethrough in communication with the second drain passage. A second oil separator mounted to the first oil separator in communication with the third drain passage and defining a third blow-by flow passage in communication with the second blow-by flow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Ko-Jen Wu, Jason C. Melecosky
  • Patent number: 10082111
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine includes a cylinder block defining a cylinder and a cylinder head mounted to the block. The cylinder head supplies air and fuel to the cylinder for combustion therein. The engine also includes an exhaust manifold operatively connected to the cylinder head and having first and second outlets configured to exhaust post-combustion gasses from the cylinder. The engine also includes a turbocharging system including a low-flow turbocharger driven by the post-combustion gasses from the first outlet to pressurize the airflow and a high-flow turbocharger driven by the post-combustion gasses from the second outlet. The turbocharging system also includes a flow control device for selectively directing the post-combustion gasses to the low-flow and high-flow turbochargers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Ko-Jen Wu, Jason G Kohler
  • Patent number: 10018128
    Abstract: An engine control system includes an internal combustion engine including a plurality of cylinders. An intake manifold is connected to the internal combustion engine. An exhaust manifold is connected to the internal combustion engine. A supercharger is connected to an air intake passage and the intake manifold and includes a variable speed drive. A throttle valve is disposed in the air intake passage. An exhaust passage is in connection with the exhaust manifold. A passive selective catalytic reduction catalyst system is in communication with the exhaust passage. An exhaust gas recirculation passage is in communication with the exhaust passage and the air intake passage and includes an exhaust gas recirculation valve. A controller controls the variable speed drive of the supercharger and the throttle valve and the exhaust gas recirculation valve based upon engine conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Ko-Jen Wu, Oliver Rudwinsky, Robert S. McAlpine
  • Publication number: 20180112567
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine includes an engine block defining a plurality of cylinders each receiving a piston. A crankcase extends from the engine block and supports a crankshaft drivingly connected to the pistons and including a chamber enclosed by a wall portion that defines a first blow-by flow passage and first and second drain passages therethrough. An oil sump mounted to the crankcase. A first oil separator is mounted to the wall of the crankcase in communication with the first blow-by flow passage and the first drain passage and defining a second blow-by flow passage therethrough and a third drain passage extending therethrough in communication with the second drain passage. A second oil separator mounted to the first oil separator in communication with the third drain passage and defining a third blow-by flow passage in communication with the second blow-by flow passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Ko-Jen WU, Jason C. MELECOSKY
  • Patent number: 9945329
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine includes a cylinder block defining first and second cylinders, and a cylinder head coupled to the block. The engine also includes a passage having a first outlet and a second outlet for exhausting post-combustion gasses from the cylinder head. The engine additionally includes a mechanism for selectively activating and deactivating the first cylinder and a turbocharging system having a low-flow turbocharger and a high-flow turbocharger. The low-flow turbocharger is driven by gasses from the first outlet and the high-flow turbocharger is driven by gasses from the second outlet. The turbocharging system also includes a first flow-control device that directs the gasses via the first and second outlets to the turbochargers when the first and second cylinders are activated. The first flow-control device also directs the gasses via the first outlet only to the low-flow turbocharger and blocks the second outlet when the first cylinder is deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Ko-Jen Wu
  • Publication number: 20180038293
    Abstract: An engine control system includes an internal combustion engine including a plurality of cylinders. An intake manifold is connected to the internal combustion engine. An exhaust manifold is connected to the internal combustion engine. A supercharger is connected to an air intake passage and the intake manifold and includes a variable speed drive. A throttle valve is disposed in the air intake passage. An exhaust passage is in connection with the exhaust manifold. A passive selective catalytic reduction catalyst system is in communication with the exhaust passage. An exhaust gas recirculation passage is in communication with the exhaust passage and the air intake passage and includes an exhaust gas recirculation valve. A controller controls the variable speed drive of the supercharger and the throttle valve and the exhaust gas recirculation valve based upon engine conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Ko-Jen WU, Oliver RUDWINSKY, Robert S. McALPINE
  • Publication number: 20170058840
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine includes a cylinder block defining a cylinder and a cylinder head mounted to the block. The cylinder head supplies air and fuel to the cylinder for combustion therein. The engine also includes an exhaust manifold operatively connected to the cylinder head and having first and second outlets configured to exhaust post-combustion gasses from the cylinder. The engine also includes a turbocharging system including a low-flow turbocharger driven by the post-combustion gasses from the first outlet to pressurize the airflow and a high-flow turbocharger driven by the post-combustion gasses from the second outlet. The turbocharging system also includes a flow control device for selectively directing the post-combustion gasses to the low-flow and high-flow turbochargers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Ko-Jen Wu, Jason G Kohler
  • Publication number: 20170030257
    Abstract: An electrically driven compressor is used to supplement a turbocharger on an engine featuring cylinder deactivation to alleviate the shortcomings of a single turbocharger in order to extend the deactivated operating ranges. The electrically driven compressor is also operable to enhance transient boost development of a turbocharged engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Ko-Jen WU, Alan W. HAYMAN, Robert GALLON
  • Patent number: 9453435
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine includes a cylinder block defining a cylinder, a cylinder head, an intake valve, an exhaust valve, and a variable exhaust valve timing mechanism. The engine also includes a turbocharging system configured to pressurize ambient airflow for delivery to the cylinder. The turbocharging system includes a low-flow turbocharger, a high-flow turbocharger, and a flow control device for selectively directing post-combustion gas to the low-flow and high-flow turbochargers. A controller directs the post-combustion gas to the low-flow turbocharger and selects a first predetermined exhaust valve timing when the engine operates below a predetermined speed and above a predetermined load. Alternatively, the controller directs the post-combustion gas to the high-flow turbocharger and selects a second predetermined exhaust valve timing at or above the predetermined engine speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Ko-Jen Wu
  • Patent number: 9441534
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine includes a cylinder block defining a cylinder, a cylinder head, and an exhaust manifold operatively connected to the cylinder head and configured to exhaust post-combustion gasses from the cylinder. The engine also includes a turbocharging system configured to pressurize an airflow for delivery thereof to the cylinder. The turbocharging system includes a low-flow turbocharger having a first turbine housing and a high-flow turbocharger having a second turbine housing. Each turbocharger is configured to be driven by the post-combustion gasses from the exhaust manifold in order to pressurize the airflow and discharge the pressurized airflow to the cylinder. The turbocharging system also includes a flow control device for selectively directing the post-combustion gasses to the low-flow and high-flow turbochargers. The turbocharging system additionally includes a cooling module configured to cool the second turbine housing. A vehicle employing such an engine is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Ko-Jen Wu, Jason G. Kohler
  • Publication number: 20160102604
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine includes a cylinder block defining a cylinder, a cylinder head, and an exhaust manifold operatively connected to the cylinder head and configured to exhaust post-combustion gasses from the cylinder. The engine also includes a turbocharging system configured to pressurize an airflow for delivery thereof to the cylinder. The turbocharging system includes a low-flow turbocharger having a first turbine housing and a high-flow turbocharger having a second turbine housing. Each turbocharger is configured to be driven by the post-combustion gasses from the exhaust manifold in order to pressurize the airflow and discharge the pressurized airflow to the cylinder. The turbocharging system also includes a flow control device for selectively directing the post-combustion gasses to the low-flow and high-flow turbochargers. The turbocharging system additionally includes a cooling module configured to cool the second turbine housing. A vehicle employing such an engine is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Ko-Jen Wu, Jason G. Kohler
  • Publication number: 20160097333
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine includes a cylinder block defining a cylinder, a cylinder head, an intake valve, an exhaust valve, and a variable exhaust valve timing mechanism. The engine also includes a turbocharging system configured to pressurize ambient airflow for delivery to the cylinder. The turbocharging system includes a low-flow turbocharger, a high-flow turbocharger, and a flow control device for selectively directing post-combustion gas to the low-flow and high-flow turbochargers. A controller directs the post-combustion gas to the low-flow turbocharger and selects a first predetermined exhaust valve timing when the engine operates below a predetermined speed and above a predetermined load. Alternatively, the controller directs the post-combustion gas to the high-flow turbocharger and selects a second predetermined exhaust valve timing at or above the predetermined engine speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventor: Ko-Jen Wu
  • Patent number: 9303555
    Abstract: An exhaust manifold for at least a portion of an internal combustion engine having a defined number of combustion chambers includes a plurality of inlet ports and four outlet ports. A first pair of the four outlet ports are disposed in gas flow communication with a first subset of the plurality of inlet ports, and a second pair of the four outlet ports different from the first pair are disposed in gas flow communication with a second subset of the plurality of inlet ports different from the first subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Ko-Jen Wu, Dustin Loveland
  • Publication number: 20160010594
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine includes a cylinder block defining first and second cylinders, and a cylinder head coupled to the block. The engine also includes a passage having a first outlet and a second outlet for exhausting post-combustion gasses from the cylinder head. The engine additionally includes a mechanism for selectively activating and deactivating the first cylinder and a turbocharging system having a low-flow turbocharger and a high-flow turbocharger. The low-flow turbocharger is driven by gasses from the first outlet and the high-flow turbocharger is driven by gasses from the second outlet. The turbocharging system also includes a first flow-control device that directs the gasses via the first and second outlets to the turbochargers when the first and second cylinders are activated. The first flow-control device also directs the gasses via the first outlet only to the low-flow turbocharger and blocks the second outlet when the first cylinder is deactivated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventor: KO-JEN WU
  • Patent number: 9217396
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the invention, a turbine housing includes a turbine inlet in fluid communication with a turbine volute configured to house a turbine wheel, the turbine inlet configured to direct an exhaust gas flow from an engine to the turbine wheel. The turbine housing also includes a turbine outlet in fluid communication with the turbine volute, the turbine outlet configured to direct the exhaust gas flow to an exhaust gas conduit and a first exhaust gas recirculation supply port located on and in fluid communication with the turbine outlet, the first exhaust gas recirculation supply port being configured to direct a portion of the exhaust gas flow to an exhaust gas recirculation supply conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Ko-Jen Wu
  • Patent number: 9217361
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine includes a cylinder block defining a cylinder and a cylinder head mounted to the block. The cylinder head supplies air and fuel to the cylinder for combustion therein. The engine also includes an exhaust manifold operatively connected to the cylinder head and having a first outlet and a second outlet configured to exhaust post-combustion gasses from the cylinder. The engine also includes a turbocharging system configured to pressurize an airflow for delivery thereof to the cylinder. The turbocharging system includes a low-flow turbocharger driven by the post-combustion gasses from the first outlet to pressurize the airflow and a high-flow turbocharger driven by the post-combustion gasses from the second outlet to pressurize the airflow. The turbocharging system additionally includes a flow control device for selectively directing the post-combustion gasses to the low-flow and high-flow turbochargers. A vehicle employing such an engine is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Ko-Jen Wu, Dustin Loveland
  • Patent number: 9133793
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the invention, a compressor housing includes a compressor inlet in fluid communication with a compressor volute configured to house a compressor wheel, the compressor inlet configured to provide a first air flow to the compressor wheel and a compressor outlet in fluid communication with the compressor volute, the compressor outlet configured to direct a compressed gas to an intake manifold. The compressor housing further includes an exhaust gas recirculation inlet port in fluid communication with the compressor volute, the exhaust gas recirculation inlet port being configured to combine an exhaust gas flow with the air flow to the compressor wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Ko-Jen Wu
  • Patent number: 9121338
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine includes an engine defining a plurality of cylinders including full-time active cylinders and cylinders capable of being deactivated. A turbocharger system having a high pressure turbocharger in communication with the exhaust passages from the full-time active cylinders and a low pressure turbocharger in communication with the exhaust passages from the cylinders capable of being deactivated. A control valve is provided in communication with the exhaust passages from the full-time active cylinders and being operable in an open position to allow exhaust gases from the full-time active cylinders to pass through the second turbocharger along with the exhaust gasses from the cylinders capable of being deactivated, and being operable in a closed position to direct exhaust gases from the full-time active cylinders to pass through the first turbocharger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Ko-Jen Wu, Alan W. Hayman