Patents by Inventor Li Feng

Li Feng 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: 11576250
    Abstract: Some implementations described herein provide techniques and apparatuses for an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) radiation source that includes a backsplash-prevention system to reduce, minimize, and/or prevent the formation of tin (Sn) build-up in a tunnel structure of a collector flow ring that might otherwise be caused by the accumulation of Sn satellites. This reduces backsplash of Sn onto a collector of the EUV radiation source, increases the operational life of the collector (e.g., by increasing the time duration between cleaning and/or replacement of the collector), reduces downtime of the EUV radiation source, and/or enables the performance of the EUV radiation source to be sustained for longer time durations (e.g., by reducing, minimizing, and/or preventing the rate of Sn contamination of the collector), among other examples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng-Hao Lai, Ming-Hsun Tsai, Hsin-Feng Chen, Wei-Shin Cheng, Yu-Kuang Sun, Cheng-Hsuan Wu, Shang-Chieh Chien, Li-Jui Chen, Heng-Hsin Liu
  • Publication number: 20230032805
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining the sealability of an oil & gas well sealant fluid, whereby a cylindrical cell assembly capable of withstanding high temperature and high pressure with an electromagnetic heater positioned radially outside the cell body while partly filled with said sealant fluid. A minor-leak assembly in connection to said cylindrical cell assembly allows said sealant fluid to continuously flow through a leak sample at a desired differential pressure, and the residual fluid is drained into said cell by a cycling pipeline system. The real-time pressure may be recorded to transmitted to a control system comprised of data acquisition and control units so as to monitor and measure the sealability of fluid in the downhole minor leaks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Applicants: Zhejiang Ocean University, Yangtze University
    Inventors: Lin XU, Xiaohe HUANG, Yue HUANG, Mingbiao XU, Yingying GUO, Huanzhi FENG, Xijin XING, Li XU, Lang WANG
  • Patent number: 11569854
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) receiver has an antenna, a low-noise amplifier, a sigma-delta frequency synthesizer/voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO), an in-phase and quadrature (I/Q) mixer, a channel filter, and a digital baseband circuit. The digital baseband circuit has a demodulator, a preamble detection and carrier frequency offset (CFO) estimation circuit, and a CFO to sigma-delta modulation (SDM) input mapper. A preamble field of a digital demodulated signal generated by the demodulator is detected by the preamble detection and CFO estimation circuit. The RF receiver simultaneously compensates its CFO and optimizes a bandwidth of the channel filter based on the detection of the preamble field of the digital demodulated signal by the preamble detection and CFO estimation circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Uniband Electronic Corp.
    Inventors: Yiping Fan, Li-Feng Chen
  • Publication number: 20230023612
    Abstract: A power plug includes a conductive module, a pin, an adapter terminal and a circuit board. The conductive module includes an injection-molded insulating body and a contact terminal secured to the insulating body during an injection molding process. The contact terminal includes a tail portion extending beyond the insulating body from one side of the insulating body and configured to be connected to the pin, and a contact portion extending beyond the insulating body from another side of the insulating body and configured to mate with the adapter terminal. The adapter terminal is electrically connected with the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: G-YOUTH TECHNOLOGIES (SHENZHEN) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Simon FENG, Min FAN, Li FAN
  • Publication number: 20230027271
    Abstract: A silicon photonic chip-based LiDAR, comprising a silicon photonic chip (2), a laser module, a beam collimator module (4), and a signal processing module (6), where the laser outputs a frequency modulated continuous laser and transmits the frequency modulated continuous laser to the silicon photonic chip (2), where the laser is split and transmitted in the silicon photonic chip (2) to form a reference interference light and a local oscillation light on the one hand, and the split laser is transmitted to the target (5) via the beam collimator module (4), and then the reflect light of the reference interference light is received to interfere with the local oscillation light to form a measurement interference light on the other hand; and the reference interference light and the measurement interference light are photoelectrically detected in the silicon photonic chip (2) and form an electrical signal being output to the signal processing module (6) to obtain the distance and speed of the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: United Microelectronics Center Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Li JIN, Rui CAO, Junbo FENG, Zuwen LIU, Ping JIANG, Jin GUO, Youxi LU, Qixin LIU, Mijie YANG, Tonghui LI
  • Publication number: 20230023611
    Abstract: A method of identifying characters in images extracts features of a detection image including characters. Enhancement processing is performed on the detection image according to the features to obtain an enhanced image. Closed edges of the characters are detected in the enhanced image. First rectangular outlines of the characters are determined according to the closed edges. The first rectangular outlines are corrected to obtain second rectangular outlines. The characters are cropped from the detection image according to the second rectangular outlines. The method identifies characters in images accurately and rapidly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: CHENG-FENG WANG, LI-CHE LIN, HUI-XIAN YANG
  • Publication number: 20230012518
    Abstract: A pressure sensing device comprises a first diaphragm which is deformable and a second diaphragm which is non-deformable. One of the diaphragms comprises a pressure sensitive material arranged on its surface. The other diaphragm comprises a detection electrode arranged its surface. The first diaphragm forms part of a force transmission device comprising a cavity having a force transmission fluid therein. The force transmission device is configured to receive an external force and transmit the external force to the first diaphragm, such that the first and second diaphragms are mutually deformed in response to the external force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: XU FENG, Sun Kun, Li Zefeng
  • Publication number: 20230010810
    Abstract: A system and a method for supplying target material in an EUV light source are provided. The system for supplying a target material comprises a priming assembly, a refill assembly and a droplet generator assembly. The priming is configured to transform the target material from a solid state to a liquid state. The refill assembly is in fluid communication with the priming assembly and configured to receive the target material in the liquid state from the priming assembly. Further, the refill assembly includes a purifier configured to purify the target material in the liquid state. The droplet generator assembly is configured to supply the target material in the liquid state from the refill assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Inventors: HSIN-FENG CHEN, MING-HSUN TSAI, LI-JUI CHEN, SHANG-CHIEH CHIEN, HENG-HSIN LIU, CHENG-HAO LAI, YU-HUAN CHEN, WEI-SHIN CHENG, YU-KUANG SUN, CHENG-HSUAN WU, YU-FA LO, CHIAO-HUA CHENG
  • Publication number: 20230012045
    Abstract: A method for Co-Reception (Co-Rx) operation of multiple transceiver radios sharing the same antenna and Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) is provided. A first receiver radio of a wireless communication device determines the first gain mode of an LNA based on the first signal indicator. A second receiver radio of the wireless communication device determines the second gain mode of the LNA based on the second signal indicator. The LNA is shared by the first receiver radio and the second receiver radio and is coupled to an antenna. A Packet Traffic Arbitration (PTA) circuitry of the wireless communication device configures the LNA to operate in the first gain mode or the second gain mode based on the priority levels of the first receiver radio and the second receiver radio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Inventors: Li-Wei CHEN, Tsai-Yuan HSU, Chen-Feng LIU, Wen-Ying CHIEN, Chia-Hung HSU, Yu-Lin TSAI
  • Patent number: 11553581
    Abstract: A method for using an extreme ultraviolet radiation source is provided. The method includes assembling a first droplet generator onto a port of a vessel; ejecting a target droplet from the first droplet generator to a zone of excitation in front of a collector; emitting a laser toward the zone of excitation, such that the target droplet is heated by the laser to generate extreme ultraviolet (EUV) radiation; stopping the ejection of the target droplet; after stopping the ejection of the target droplet, disassembling the first droplet generator from the port of the vessel; after disassembling the first droplet generator from the port of the vessel, inserting a cleaning device into the vessel through the port; and cleaning the collector by using the cleaning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Chiao-Hua Cheng, Hsin-Feng Chen, Yu-Fa Lo, Yu-Kuang Sun, Wei-Shin Cheng, Yu-Huan Chen, Ming-Hsun Tsai, Cheng-Hao Lai, Cheng-Hsuan Wu, Shang-Chieh Chien, Heng-Hsin Liu, Li-Jui Chen, Sheng-Kang Yu
  • Publication number: 20230005679
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing a switch mechanism comprises a housing and a pressure sensitive device mounted to the housing. An actuator is moveably connected to the housing to enable the actuator to move along an axis towards and away from the pressure sensitive device. A resilient member has a first end connected to the actuator and a second end connected to the pressure sensitive device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Zhang Chuanyang, Xu Feng, Zhang Heng, Li Zefeng
  • Publication number: 20230005280
    Abstract: A method of recognizing target objects in images obtains a detection image of a target object. A template image is generated according to the target object. The detection image is compared with the template image to obtain a comparison result. Candidate regions of the target object are determined in the detection image according to the comparison result. At least one target region of the target object is obtained from the candidate regions. The method detects target objects in images very rapidly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: CHENG-FENG WANG, HUI-XIAN YANG, LI-CHE LIN
  • Patent number: 11543423
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a cuvette box conveying device, a cuvette box conveying method, and a sample analyzer. The cuvette box conveying device includes a frame. The frame includes a new box placing position and a waste box recycling position. The new box placing position and the waste box recycling position are arranged on different layers in the direction of Z axis, so as to reduce the space occupied by the new box placing position and the waste box recycling position on an XY plane. In the cuvette box conveying device, the space occupied by the new box placing position and the waste box recycling position on the XY plane is reduced by arranging the new box placing position and the waste box recycling position on different layers in the direction of Z axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Shenzhen New Industries Biomedical Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liang Zhu, Shiming Feng, Li Yin, Yingzu Chang
  • Publication number: 20220409762
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods and instructions for disinfecting air. The apparatus may include, and the methods may involve, a fixture. The fixture may include a germicidal light source. The fixture may include a fan. The fan may circulate air through a volume into which the germicidal light source propagates germicidal light. The light source may be configured to emit, upward from a horizontal plane, a beam that, absent reflection off an environmental object, does not cross the horizontal plane. The apparatus may include a shield that prevents light from the light source from crossing the horizontal plane. The sensor may face upward from the horizontal plane. The sensor may face downward from the horizontal plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Shelley S. Wald, Voravit Puvanakijjakorn, Rong Feng Yu, David Xin Wang, Li Changyong, Zhou Tingting
  • Patent number: 11533799
    Abstract: A system and a method for supplying target material in an EUV light source are provided. The system for supplying a target material comprises a priming assembly, a refill assembly and a droplet generator assembly. The priming is configured to transform the target material from a solid state to a liquid state. The refill assembly is in fluid communication with the priming assembly and configured to receive the target material in the liquid state from the priming assembly. Further, the refill assembly includes a purifier configured to purify the target material in the liquid state. The droplet generator assembly is configured to supply the target material in the liquid state from the refill assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Hsin-Feng Chen, Ming-Hsun Tsai, Li-Jui Chen, Shang-Chieh Chien, Heng-Hsin Liu, Cheng-Hao Lai, Yu-Huan Chen, Wei-Shin Cheng, Yu-Kuang Sun, Cheng-Hsuan Wu, Yu-Fa Lo, Chiao-Hua Cheng
  • Publication number: 20220396567
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel compounds having the general formula: wherein R1 to R4, L1, L2 and X are as described herein, compositions including the compounds and methods of using the compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Applicant: Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
    Inventors: Song FENG, Xingchun HAN, Chungen LIANG, Kun MIAO, Hong SHEN, Xuefei TAN, Jianping WANG, Li WANG
  • Publication number: 20220399031
    Abstract: An optimization method for an implementation of mel-frequency cepstral coefficients is provided. The optimization method includes the following steps: performing a framing step, including using a 400×16 static random access memory to temporarily store a plurality of sampling points of a sound signal with overlap, and decomposing the sound signal into a plurality of frames. Each of the plurality of frames is 400 of the sampling points, there is an overlapping region between adjacent two of the plurality of frames, and the overlapping region includes 240 of the sampling points. The optimization method further includes performing a windowing step, which includes multiplying each of the plurality of frames by a window function in a bit-level design, and the optimization method includes performing a fast Fourier transform (FFT) step, which includes applying a 512 point FFT on a frame signal to obtain a corresponding frequency spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Inventors: LI-LI TAN, ZHI-LIN WANG, XIAO-FENG CAO, XIAO-HUAN LI
  • Patent number: 11528797
    Abstract: An extreme ultraviolet (EUV) photolithography system generates EUV light by irradiating droplets with a laser. The system includes a droplet generator with a nozzle and a piezoelectric structure coupled to the nozzle. The generator outputs groups of droplets. A control system applies a voltage waveform to the piezoelectric structure while the nozzle outputs the group of droplets. The waveform causes the droplets of the group to have a spread of velocities that results in the droplets coalescing into a single droplet prior to being irradiated by the laser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Kuang Sun, Cheng-Hao Lai, Yu-Huan Chen, Wei-Shin Cheng, Ming-Hsun Tsai, Hsin-Feng Chen, Chiao-Hua Cheng, Cheng-Hsuan Wu, Yu-Fa Lo, Shang-Chieh Chien, Li-Jui Chen, Heng-Hsin Liu
  • Patent number: 11527838
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a new dual polarized array waveguide antenna configured above a signal processing substrate and sequentially including an antenna array substrate, a coupling substrate and a waveguide body. The antenna array substrate includes a plurality of patches, each of which having a first coupling portion and a second coupling portion coupled to the signal processing substrate. The top surface of the coupling substrate includes a plurality of coupling pads corresponding to the patches, and each coupling pad is configured above an intersection area of the first coupling portion and the second coupling portion. The waveguide body includes a plurality of waveguide channels passing through the waveguide body and corresponding to the coupling pads. Each waveguide channel has a first ridge pair and a second ridge pair projecting from wall surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Inventors: Ting-Rui Zhang, Yu-Cheng Chen, Li-Ching Lin, Sheng-Feng Yeh, You-Hua Wu, Tung-Yi Wu
  • Publication number: 20220392036
    Abstract: In general, techniques are described regarding fusing or combining frames of image data to generate composite frames of image data. Cameras comprising camera processors configured to perform the techniques are also disclosed. A camera processor may capture multiple frames at various focal lengths. The frames of image data may have various regions of the respective frame in focus, whereas other regions of the respective frame may not be in focus, due to particular configurations of lens and sensor combinations used. The camera processor may combine the frames to achieve a single composite frame having both a first region (e.g., a center region) and a second region (e.g., an outer region) in focus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Wen-Chun Feng, Yu-Chen Hsu, Mian Li, Hsuan-Ming Liu