Patents by Inventor LI-YEN LIN

LI-YEN 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).

  • Patent number: 10883974
    Abstract: A method for providing air quality information is disclosed. The method includes steps of collecting single-point air quality data from a plurality of mobile devices in a predetermined period of time, wherein the single-point air quality data is sensed by an actuating and sensing module of the mobile device and transmitted to a cloud data processing device through communication transmission. The single-point air quality data is combined with geographic information and processed to generate a real-time air quality map by the cloud data processing device. After the cloud data processing device receives a current location from a client device through communication transmission, information including a motion direction, a designated route, air quality information related to the current location, abnormal-air-quality notification or an evacuated route is transmitted to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: MICROJET TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao-Jan Mou, Ta-Wei Hsueh, Li-Pang Mo, Shih-Chang Chen, Ching-Sung Lin, Chi-Feng Huang, Yung-Lung Han, Hsuan-Kai Chen, Wei-Ming Lee, Chang-Yen Tsai
  • Patent number: 10867889
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor structure includes receiving a substrate including a first side and a second side opposite to the first side; forming a recess extending between the first side and the second side; and disposing a conductive material in the recess to form a conductive via, wherein the conductive via includes an interface, a first portion adjacent to the first side and a second portion adjacent to the second side, the interface is disposed between the first portion and the second portion, an average grain size of the first portion is substantially different from an average grain size of the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Li-Yen Fang, Chih-Chang Huang, Jung-Chih Tsao, Yao-Hsiang Liang, Yu-Ku Lin
  • Publication number: 20200388529
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure includes a semiconductor substrate, a metal layer, an interlayer dielectric (ILD) layer. The metal layer is disposed over the semiconductor substrate. The ILD layer is over the semiconductor substrate and laterally surrounding the metal layer, in which the ILD layer has a first portion in contact with a first sidewall of the metal layer and a second portion in contact with a second sidewall of the metal layer opposite to the first sidewall of the metal layer, and a width of the first portion of the ILD layer decreases as a distance from the semiconductor substrate increases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi-Shan CHEN, Chan-Syun David YANG, Li-Te LIN, Pin-Yen LIN
  • Patent number: 10827293
    Abstract: A sound reproducing method used in sound reproducing apparatus that includes the steps outlined below is provided. A sound signal is generated with a 3D sound generating process according to listener data and sound data. Pre-recorded sound data is retrieved to further generate a target distance function corresponding to the sound distance. A fixed head-related transfer function corresponding to a fixed distance is retrieved. A target head-related transfer function corresponding to the sound distance is generated by adapting the target distance function to the fixed head-related transfer function. The sound signal is reproduced by multiplying the sound signal by the target head-related transfer function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Min Liao, Yan-Min Kuo, Li-Yen Lin, Chi-Tang Ho, Tien-Ming Wang, Tsung-Yu Tsai, Yen-Chieh Wang, Shuo-Yen Lin
  • Patent number: 10736365
    Abstract: An intelligent bra includes a main body and an air pump. The main body includes a connection base connected with a cup set, two back bands and two fixing elements. The cup set includes a first cup, a second cup and a central part defined between the first cup and the second cup. The cup set includes an outer layer, an inner layer and an air bag layer. The air bag layer is disposed between the outer layer and the inner layer. A connection end of an airflow channel of the air bag layer is disposed on the central part. The two back bands are respectively connected with the connection base. The two fixing elements are disposed on the lateral sides of the two back bands, respectively. The air pump is detachably connected with the connection end, so as to adjust an inner pressure of the air bag layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: MICROJET TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ching-Sung Lin, Shih-Chang Chen, Li-Pang Mo, Chang-Yen Tsai, Chi-Feng Huang, Yung-Lung Han
  • Patent number: 10731024
    Abstract: A superabsorbent polymer includes polymer particles, surface cross-linking agents and particles made of silicon-containing inorganic salt. The polymer particles have cross-linking inside the polymer particles. The surface cross-linking agents are covalently bound to the surface of the polymer particles so as to constitute a surface cross-linked region at the surface of each said resin particle, and the particles made of silicon-containing inorganic salt cover the surface of the polymer particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: FORMOSA PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zhong-Yi Chen, Yu-Yen Chuang, Li-Han Huang, Yu-Sam Lin, Feng-Yi Chen, Ching-Hua Liang
  • Patent number: 10681486
    Abstract: A method for obtaining Hi-Res audio transfer information is provided. The method is applicable to the electronic device having a processor. In the method, a first audio signal is captured and converted from the time domain into in the frequency domain to generate a first signal spectrum. Then, a regression analysis is performed on an energy distribution of the first signal spectrum to predict an extended energy distribution according to the first signal spectrum, and head-related parameters are used to compensate for the extended energy distribution to generate an extended signal spectrum. Finally, the first signal spectrum and the extended signal spectrum are combined into a second signal spectrum which is converted from the frequency domain into the time domain to generate a second audio signal including Hi-Res audio transfer information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Tien-Ming Wang, Li-Yen Lin, Chun-Min Liao, Chi-Tang Ho, Yan-Min Kuo, Tsung-Yu Tsai
  • Patent number: 10644221
    Abstract: The actuator includes a suspension plate, an outer frame, at least one bracket and a piezoelectric plate. The suspension plate includes a first surface and a second surface and is capable of bending and vibrating. The outer frame surrounds a periphery of the suspension plate. The at least one bracket is connected between the suspension plate and the outer frame for supporting the suspension plate. The piezoelectric plate includes a first electrode and a second electrode made of silver palladium alloy doped with graphene. The first electrode is coated with a conducting layer made of graphene-doped paint, and the second electrode is coated with an adhesive layer made of graphene-doped epoxy glue. The adhesive layer is configured to attach and in adhesion with the first surface of the suspension plate. A voltage is applied to the first electrode and the second electrode to make the suspension plate bend and vibrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: MICROJET TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao-Jan Mou, Ta-Wei Hsueh, Li-Pang Mo, Shih-Chang Chen, Ching-Sung Lin, Yung-Lung Han, Chi-Feng Huang, Chang-Yen Tsai
  • Patent number: 10595122
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an audio processing device, an audio processing method for controlling a plurality of speakers, and a computer program product. The audio processing device includes a memory, a transceiver, and a processor. The memory stores a plurality of modules. The transceiver is wirelessly paired with a plurality of speakers. The processor executes the modules to perform following steps: requesting each of the speakers to output an audio positioning signal; collecting the audio positioning signal from each of the speakers; retrieving a location of each of the speakers relative to the audio processing device according to the audio positioning signal from each of the speakers; adjusting a plurality of audio contents based on the location of each of the speakers relative to the audio processing device; and sending the audio contents to the speakers to control the speakers outputting the audio contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Li-Yen Lin, Tsung-Yu Tsai, Yan-Min Kuo, Chun-Min Liao, Chi-Tang Ho
  • Patent number: 10585542
    Abstract: A touch sensor includes an insulative substrate; a first sensing layer, having first sensing strings arranged along a first axis, and a first interval being disposed between every two adjacent first sensing strings; and a second sensing layer, having line paths arranged along a second axis, and a second interval being disposed between every two adjacent line paths. A plurality of the line paths composes a second sensing string. Each second sensing string has an active unit and an inactive unit. The active unit is formed by one or more line paths connected by a crossing line. The line paths of the inactive units are connected to a ground line. The first sensing strings and the second sensing strings are separately orthogonally arranged on two opposite sides of the substrate. The second interval is less than the first interval in width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: YOUNG FAST OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Chiang Pai, Meng-Kuei Lin, Chin-Fong Lin, Li-Yeh Yang, Chiu-Wen Chen, Txu-Yen Liu, Chun-Hao Huang
  • Patent number: 10550243
    Abstract: A superabsorbent polymer includes polymeric particles, surface cross-linking agents and an extract of a plant of Sapindaceae. The polymeric particles have cross-linking inside the polymeric particles. The surface cross-linking agents are covalently bound to the surface of the polymeric particles so as to constitute a layer of surface cross-linked region at the surface of each polymeric particle, and the extract of the plant of Sapindaceae covers the surface of the polymeric particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Formosa Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Zhong-Yi Chen, Yu-Yen Chuang, Li-Han Huang, Yu-Sam Lin, Feng-Yi Chen, Ching-Hua Liang
  • Patent number: 10523408
    Abstract: A synchronization method, suitable between a first electronic device and a second electronic device, includes following operations. A first pulse of a wireless signal sent from the first electronic device is received by the second electronic device. A first status of the second electronic device is determined. A second pulse of the wireless signal is received after the first pulse. A receiving time gap between the first pulse being received and the second pulse being received by the second electronic device is measured. A new status of the second electronic device is determined according to the receiving time gap and the first status of the second electronic device. Whether to synchronize a system clock on the second electronic device with the second pulse of the wireless signal is determined according to the new status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Tsung-Yu Tsai, Yan-Min Kuo, Li-Yen Lin
  • Publication number: 20190355977
    Abstract: Provided is a lithium battery anode material including a graphite material and a composite material. The composite material and the graphite material are crossly mixed together to form a plurality of spherical structures. The composite material includes a silicon material, an agglomerate, and a plurality of protrusions. A plurality of crystals are grown on a surface of the silicon material. The crystals include silicon carbide. The agglomerate includes metal silicide. The protrusions are distributed on a surface of the agglomerate. The protrusions include silicon and metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: AUO Crystal Corporation
    Inventors: Han-Tu Lin, Han-Chang Huang, An-Li He, Yi-Yen Tsou, Meng-Kwei Hsu
  • Patent number: 10382878
    Abstract: A sound reproducing method used in sound reproducing apparatus that includes the steps outlined below is provided. A sound signal with a three-dimensional (3D) sound generating process is generated according to listener data and sound data. Whether a sound source position is within a target region relative to a listener position within a virtual environment is determined according to the listener data and the sound data. The sound signal is multiplied by an adjusting function to enhance peaks and valleys of the sound signal while maintaining a behavior of the sound signal when the sound source position is within the target region. The sound signal is reproduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Yan-Min Kuo, Chun-Min Liao, Li-Yen Lin, Chi-Tang Ho, Tien-Ming Wang, Tsung-Yu Tsai
  • Publication number: 20190165924
    Abstract: A synchronization method, suitable between a first electronic device and a second electronic device, includes following operations. A first pulse of a wireless signal sent from the first electronic device is received by the second electronic device. A first status of the second electronic device is determined. A second pulse of the wireless signal is received after the first pulse. A receiving time gap between the first pulse being received and the second pulse being received by the second electronic device is measured. A new status of the second electronic device is determined according to the receiving time gap and the first status of the second electronic device. Whether to synchronize a system clock on the second electronic device with the second pulse of the wireless signal is determined according to the new status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Tsung-Yu TSAI, Yan-Min KUO, Li-Yen LIN
  • Publication number: 20190137883
    Abstract: A method for forming a semiconductor device structure is provided. The method includes forming a material layer over a substrate and forming a resist layer over the material layer. The method includes exposing a portion of the resist layer by performing an exposure process. The resist layer includes a compound, and the compound has a carbon backbone, and a photoacid generator (PAG) group and/or a quencher group are bonded to the carbon backbone. The method also includes performing a baking process on the resist layer and etching a portion of the resist layer to form a patterned resist layer. The method includes patterning the material layer by using the patterned resist layer as a mask and removing the patterned resist layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Li-Yen LIN, Ching-Yu CHANG, Chin-Hsiang LIN
  • Patent number: 10281819
    Abstract: A photoresist includes a polymer backbone, an acid labile group (ALG) chemically bonded to the polymer backbone, a photo-acid generator (PAG), a solvent, and a silicon-containing unit that is chemically bonded to the ALG. A method of using the photoresist composition includes forming a layer of the photoresist over a substrate, performing an exposing process to the photoresist layer; and developing the photoresist layer, thereby forming a patterned photoresist layer. The patterned photoresist layer includes the silicon-containing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Li-Yen Lin, Ching-Yu Chang
  • Publication number: 20190116446
    Abstract: A sound reproducing method used in sound reproducing apparatus that includes the steps outlined below is provided. A sound signal with a three-dimensional (3D) sound generating process is generated according to listener data and sound data. Whether a sound source position is within a target region relative to a listener position within a virtual environment is determined according to the listener data and the sound data. The sound signal is multiplied by an adjusting function to enhance peaks and valleys of the sound signal while maintaining a behavior of the sound signal when the sound source position is within the target region. The sound signal is reproduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Yan-Min KUO, Chun-Min LIAO, Li-Yen LIN, Chi-Tang HO, Tien-Ming WANG, Tsung-Yu TSAI
  • Publication number: 20190116447
    Abstract: A method for obtaining Hi-Res audio transfer information is provided. The method is applicable to the electronic device having a processor. In the method, a first audio signal is captured and converted from the time domain into in the frequency domain to generate a first signal spectrum. Then, a regression analysis is performed on an energy distribution of the first signal spectrum to predict an extended energy distribution according to the first signal spectrum, and head-related parameters are used to compensate for the extended energy distribution to generate an extended signal spectrum. Finally, the first signal spectrum and the extended signal spectrum are combined into a second signal spectrum which is converted from the frequency domain into the time domain to generate a second audio signal including Hi-Res audio transfer information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Tien-Ming Wang, Li-Yen Lin, Chun-Min Liao, Chi-Tang Ho, Yan-Min Kuo, Tsung-Yu Tsai
  • Publication number: 20190116441
    Abstract: A sound reproducing method used in sound reproducing apparatus that includes the steps outlined below is provided. A sound signal is generated with a 3D sound generating process according to listener data and sound data. Pre-recorded sound data is retrieved to further generate a target distance function corresponding to the sound distance. A fixed head-related transfer function corresponding to a fixed distance is retrieved. A target head-related transfer function corresponding to the sound distance is generated by adapting the target distance function to the fixed head-related transfer function. The sound signal is reproduced by multiplying the sound signal by the target head-related transfer function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Chun-Min LIAO, Yan-Min KUO, Li-Yen LIN, Chi-Tang HO, Tien-Ming WANG, Tsung-Yu TSAI, Yen-Chieh WANG, Shuo-Yen LIN