Patents by Inventor Kuo-Cheng Lee

Kuo-Cheng Lee 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: 11990488
    Abstract: A grid structure in a pixel array may be at least partially angled or tapered toward a top surface of the grid structure such that the width of the grid structure approaches a near-zero width near the top surface of the grid structure. This permits the spacing between color filter regions in between the grid structure to approach a near-zero spacing near the top surfaces of the color filter regions. The tight spacing of color filter regions provided by the angled or tapered grid structure provides a greater surface area and volume for incident light collection in the color filter regions. Moreover, the width of the grid structure may increase at least partially toward a bottom surface of the grid structure such that the wider dimension of the grid structure near the bottom surface of the grid structure provides optical crosstalk protection for the pixel sensors in the pixel array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei-Lin Chen, Ching-Chung Su, Chun-Hao Chou, Kuo-Cheng Lee
  • Publication number: 20240162349
    Abstract: A device includes a semiconductor fin, and a gate stack on sidewalls and a top surface of the semiconductor fin. The gate stack includes a high-k dielectric layer, a work-function layer overlapping a bottom portion of the high-k dielectric layer, and a blocking layer overlapping a second bottom portion of the work-function layer. A low-resistance metal layer overlaps and contacts the work-function layer and the blocking layer. The low-resistance metal layer has a resistivity value lower than second resistivity values of both of the work-function layer and the blocking layer. A gate spacer contacts a sidewall of the gate stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2024
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Chung-Chiang Wu, Po-Cheng Chen, Kuo-Chan Huang, Hung-Chin Chung, Hsien-Ming Lee, Chien-Hao Chen
  • Publication number: 20240133639
    Abstract: A low pressure drop automotive liquid-cooling heat dissipation plate and an enclosed automotive liquid-cooling cooler having the same are provided. The low pressure drop automotive liquid-cooling heat dissipation plate includes a heat dissipation plate body and three fin sets. The heat dissipation plate body has a first heat dissipation surface and a second heat dissipation surface that are opposite to each other. The first heat dissipation surface is in contact with three traction inverter power component sets, and the second heat dissipation surface is in contact with a cooling fluid. Three heat dissipation regions that are spaced equidistantly apart from each other and that have a same size are defined on the second heat dissipation surface along a flow direction of the cooling fluid, and respectively correspond to three projection areas formed by projecting three traction inverter power component sets on the second heat dissipation surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2022
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Inventors: CHUN-LI HSIUNG, KUO-WEI LEE, CHIEN-CHENG WU, CHUN-LUNG WU
  • Publication number: 20240135745
    Abstract: An electronic device has a narrow viewing angle state and a wide viewing angle state, and includes a panel and a light source providing a light passing through the panel. In the narrow viewing angle state, the light has a first relative light intensity and a second relative light intensity. The first relative light intensity is the strongest light intensity, the second relative light intensity is 50% of the strongest light intensity, the first relative light intensity corresponds to an angle of 0°, the second relative light intensity corresponds to a half-value angle, and the half-value angle is between ?15° and 15°. In the narrow angle state, a third relative light intensity at each angle between 20° and 60° or each angle between ?20° and ?60° is lower than 20% of the strongest light intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2024
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicant: InnnoLux Corporation
    Inventors: Kuei-Sheng Chang, Po-Yang Chen, Kuo-Jung Wu, I-An Yao, Wei-Cheng Lee, Hsien-Wen Huang
  • Patent number: 11965702
    Abstract: A low pressure drop automotive liquid-cooling heat dissipation plate and an enclosed automotive liquid-cooling cooler having the same are provided. The low pressure drop automotive liquid-cooling heat dissipation plate includes a heat dissipation plate body and three fin sets. The heat dissipation plate body has a first heat dissipation surface and a second heat dissipation surface that are opposite to each other. The first heat dissipation surface is in contact with three traction inverter power component sets, and the second heat dissipation surface is in contact with a cooling fluid. Three heat dissipation regions that are spaced equidistantly apart from each other and that have a same size are defined on the second heat dissipation surface along a flow direction of the cooling fluid, and respectively correspond to three projection areas formed by projecting three traction inverter power component sets on the second heat dissipation surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: AMULAIRE THERMAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Chun-Li Hsiung, Kuo-Wei Lee, Chien-Cheng Wu, Chun-Lung Wu
  • Publication number: 20240121913
    Abstract: A vehicle water-cooling heat sink plate having fin sets with different surface areas is provided. The vehicle water-cooling heat sink plate includes a heat-dissipating plate body and three fin sets. The heat-dissipating plate body has a first heat-dissipating surface and a second heat-dissipating surface that are opposite to each other, the first heat-dissipating surface is used for contacting three traction inverter power component sets, and the second heat-dissipating surface is used for contacting a cooling fluid. The second heat-dissipating surface of the heat-dissipating plate body along a flow direction of the cooling fluid is divided into three heat-dissipating areas which are spaced apart from each other and have the same size, and the three heat-dissipating areas respectively correspond to three projection areas that are respectively generated by the three traction inverter power component sets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: CHUN-LI HSIUNG, KUO-WEI LEE, CHUN-LUNG WU, CHIEN-CHENG WU
  • Publication number: 20240116356
    Abstract: A vehicle water-cooling heat sink plate having fin sets with different fin pitch distances is provided. The vehicle water-cooling heat sink plate includes a heat-dissipating plate body and three fin sets. The heat-dissipating plate body has a first heat-dissipating surface and a second heat-dissipating surface that are opposite to each other, the first heat-dissipating surface is used for contacting three traction inverter power component sets, and the second heat-dissipating surface is used for contacting a cooling fluid. The second heat-dissipating surface of the heat-dissipating plate body along a flow direction of the cooling fluid is divided into three heat-dissipating areas which are spaced apart from each other and have the same size, and the three heat-dissipating areas respectively correspond to three projection areas that are respectively generated by the three traction inverter power component sets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: KUO-WEI LEE, CHUN-LI HSIUNG, CHIEN-CHENG WU, CHUN-LUNG WU
  • Publication number: 20240105750
    Abstract: A CMOS image sensor includes PDAF pixels distributed in an array of image pixels in plan view. Each PDAF pixel includes m×m binned photodiodes, a PDAF color filter overlying the binned photodiodes and laterally surrounded by a first isolation structure, and a PDAF micro-lens overlying the PDAF color filter. A first horizontal distance between a center of the PDAF color filter and a center of the binned photodiodes varies depending on a location of the PDAF pixel in plan view in the CMOS image sensor. Additionally, the first isolation structure includes a first low-n dielectric grid, a second low-n dielectric grid underlying the first low-n dielectric grid, and a metal grid enclosed by the second low-n dielectric grid. The second low-n dielectric grid includes a filler dielectric material different from a second low-n dielectric grid material. Thus, quantum efficiency and uniformity of the CMOS image sensor are improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Ming-Hsien YANG, Chun-Hao Chou, Kuo-Cheng Lee
  • Publication number: 20240096917
    Abstract: An image sensor structure includes a semiconductor substrate, a plurality of image sensing elements, a reflective element, and a high-k dielectric structure. The image sensing elements are in the semiconductor substrate. The reflective element is in the semiconductor substrate and between the image sensing elements. The high-k dielectric structure is between the reflective element and the image sensing elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: PO CHUN CHANG, PING-HAO LIN, WEI-LIN CHEN, KUN-HUI LIN, KUO-CHENG LEE
  • Publication number: 20240088195
    Abstract: An image sensor device includes a semiconductor substrate, a radiation sensing member, a shallow trench isolation, and a color filter layer. The radiation sensing member is in the semiconductor substrate. An interface between the radiation sensing member and the semiconductor substrate includes a direct band gap material. The shallow trench isolation is in the semiconductor substrate and surrounds the radiation sensing member. The color filter layer covers the radiation sensing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chia-Yu WEI, Yen-Liang LIN, Kuo-Cheng LEE, Hsun-Ying HUANG, Hsin-Chi CHEN
  • Publication number: 20240088193
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and a method for manufacturing the semiconductor device are provided. The semiconductor device comprises a substrate and a wafer disposed on the substrate. The wafer includes a p-doped layer disposed on the substrate; a first diode disposed on the p-doped layer; a second diode disposed on the p-doped layer; a third diode disposed on the p-doped layer; and a dielectric layer disposed on the substrate and covering the first, second, and third diodes. The first, second, and third diodes are disposed side by side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: CHUN-LIANG LU, CHUN-HAO CHOU, KUO-CHENG LEE
  • Patent number: 11916146
    Abstract: A device includes a semiconductor fin, and a gate stack on sidewalls and a top surface of the semiconductor fin. The gate stack includes a high-k dielectric layer, a work-function layer overlapping a bottom portion of the high-k dielectric layer, and a blocking layer overlapping a second bottom portion of the work-function layer. A low-resistance metal layer overlaps and contacts the work-function layer and the blocking layer. The low-resistance metal layer has a resistivity value lower than second resistivity values of both of the work-function layer and the blocking layer. A gate spacer contacts a sidewall of the gate stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chung-Chiang Wu, Po-Cheng Chen, Kuo-Chan Huang, Hung-Chin Chung, Hsien-Ming Lee, Chien-Hao Chen
  • Publication number: 20240063234
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a CMOS image sensor, and an associated method of formation. In some embodiments, the CMOS image sensor comprises a substrate and a transfer gate disposed from a front-side surface of the substrate. The CMOS image sensor further comprises a photo detecting column disposed at one side of the transfer gate within the substrate. The photo detecting column comprises a doped sensing layer comprising one or more recessed portions along a circumference of the doped sensing layer in parallel to the front-side surface of the substrate. By forming the photo detecting column with recessed portions, a junction interface is enlarged compared to a previous p-n junction interface without recessed portions, and thus a full well capacity of the photodiode structure is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Chia-Yu Wei, Hsin-Chi Chen, Kuo-Cheng Lee, Ping-Hao Lin, Hsun-Ying Huang, Yen-Liang Lin, Yu Ting Kao
  • Publication number: 20240055452
    Abstract: A semiconductor image sensing structure includes a substrate, an isolation structure, an anti-reflection structure, at least one optical element and a transistor. The substrate has at least one photodiode region. The isolation structure is disposed in the substrate and surrounds the photodiode region. The anti-reflection structure covers the photodiode region. The optical element is disposed over the anti-reflection structure and corresponds to the photodiode region. The transistor is disposed under the photodiode region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2022
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Inventors: MING-HSIEN YANG, CHUN-LIANG LU, CHUN-HAO CHOU, KUO-CHENG LEE
  • Publication number: 20240050987
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and a method are provided. The semiconductor device includes a first semiconductor component, a bonding layer and a second semiconductor component. The first semiconductor component includes a first transistor formed on a substrate and a second transistor formed on the substrate and separated from the first transistor. The bonding layer is provided on the first semiconductor component. The second semiconductor component is provided on the bonding layer and includes an acoustic transducer. The acoustic transducer is controlled by the first transistor and the second transistor to execute a photoacoustic sensing. The acoustic transducer comprises a space gap and a least a portion of the space gap is surrounded by the bonding layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2022
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Inventors: MING-HSIEN YANG, CHUN-HAO CHOU, KUO-CHENG LEE, SHENG KAI YEH
  • Publication number: 20240047487
    Abstract: An image sensor device includes a semiconductor substrate having a first side, and a trench isolation structure dividing the substrate into sensing units. Each sensing unit includes a first gate electrode and a second gate electrode disposed on the first side, and a first pixel and a second pixel extending into the substrate and disposed between the first and second gate electrodes from a top view perspective. The first pixel is disposed under the second pixel and electrically connected to the first gate electrode, and the second pixel is electrically connected to the second gate electrode. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor structure includes forming a trench isolation in a semiconductor substrate; forming a first pixel in the substrate; forming a second pixel in the substrate over the first pixel; forming a first gate structure over the substrate; and forming a second gate structure over the second pixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: FENG-CHIEN HSIEH, YUN-WEI CHENG, WEI-LI HU, KUO-CHENG LEE, CHENG-MING WU
  • Publication number: 20240047495
    Abstract: A semiconductor image-sensing structure includes a semiconductor substrate having a front side and a back side, a photo-sensing element disposed in the semiconductor substrate, a color filter disposed over the back side of the semiconductor substrate, and an electric-optical modulator disposed between the color filter and the photo-sensing element. The electric-optical modulator includes a first electrode, a second electrode over the first electrode, and a micro-lens between the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: WEI-LIN CHEN, CHUN-HAO CHOU, KUO-CHENG LEE
  • Publication number: 20240036294
    Abstract: An optical device includes a substrate, a first electrode, a second electrode, and a first lens. The first electrode and the second electrode are over the substrate and configured to generate a first electric field. The first lens is between the first electrode and the second electrode and has a focal length that varies in response to the first electric field applied to the first lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: WEI-LIN CHEN, CHING-CHUNG SU, JUNG-HUEI PENG, CHUN-WEN CHENG, CHUN-HAO CHOU, KUO-CHENG LEE
  • Publication number: 20240038804
    Abstract: An image sensor device is provided. The image sensor device includes a substrate having a front surface, a back surface, and a light-sensing region. The image sensor device includes a first isolation structure extending from the front surface into the substrate. The first isolation structure surrounds a first portion of the light-sensing region, the first isolation structure has an etch stop layer, the etch stop layer has an end portion, and the end portion has an H-like shape. The image sensor device includes a second isolation structure extending into the substrate from the back surface to the end portion. The second isolation structure surrounds a second portion of the light-sensing region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Wei CHENG, Chun-Hao CHOU, Kuo-Cheng LEE, Hsun-Ying HUANG
  • Publication number: 20240030256
    Abstract: A semiconductor image sensing structure includes a semiconductor substrate having a front side and a back side, a pixel sensor disposed in the semiconductor substrate, a transistor disposed over the front side of the semiconductor substrate, and a reflective structure disposed over the front side of the semiconductor substrate. A gate structure of the transistor and the reflective structure include a same material. A top surface of the gate structure of the transistor and a top surface of the reflective structure are aligned with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2022
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: WEI-LIN CHEN, YU-CHENG TSAI, CHUN-HAO CHOU, KUO-CHENG LEE