Patents by Inventor Lin Chen

Lin Chen 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: 10879098
    Abstract: The various embodiments provide a semiconductor chip holder that holds semiconductor chips. The chip holder protects the semiconductor chips from possible damage during transport and/or storage. The chip holder is flexible and may be wound around a reel for convenient transport and storage. In one embodiment, the chip holder includes a support substrate with receptacles that receive semiconductor chips, a cover layer that seals the receptacles and holds the semiconductor chips within the receptacles, and plugs to securely couple the support substrate and the cover layer together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsung-Jen Liao, Pei-Haw Tsao, Tsui-Mei Chen, Yu-Jung Lin, Ju-Min Chen, Sean Lin
  • Patent number: 10879844
    Abstract: An oscillation device includes an oscillator and a logic circuit. The oscillator generates an output oscillation signal. The logic circuit controls the oscillator according to the output oscillation signal, such that the output oscillation signal includes two different oscillation periods. The oscillation device may be used as a temperature-to-frequency converter without any bandgap reference circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Wei-Lin Chen, Kuan-Ta Chen
  • Patent number: 10881006
    Abstract: A package carrier includes a plurality of first circuit patterns, a plurality of second circuit patterns and an insulating material layer. The second circuit patterns are disposed between any two the first circuit patterns and are directly connected to the first circuit patterns. In a cross-sectional view, a first thickness of each of the first circuit patterns is greater than a second thickness of each of the second circuit patterns. A first surface of each of the first circuit patterns is aligned with a second surface of each of the second circuit patterns. The insulating material layer at least contacts the first circuit patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Unimicron Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Ra-Min Tain, Pei-Chang Huang, Chi-Chun Po, Chun-Lin Liao, Po-Hsiang Wang, Hsuan-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 10879236
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present application are directed towards an integrated circuit (IC) in which a bootstrap metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) device is integrated with a high voltage metal-oxide-semiconductor (HVMOS) device and a high voltage junction termination (HVJT) device. In some embodiments, a drift well is in the semiconductor substrate. The drift well has a first doping type and has a ring-shaped top layout. A first switching device is on the drift well. A second switching device is on the semiconductor substrate, at an indent in a sidewall the drift well. A peripheral well is in the semiconductor substrate and has a second doping type opposite the first doping type. The peripheral well surrounds the drift well, the first switching device, and the second switching device, and further separates the second switching device from the drift well and the first switching device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Karthick Murukesan, Wen-Chih Chiang, Chiu-Hua Chung, Chun Lin Tsai, Kuo-Ming Wu, Shiuan-Jeng Lin, Tien Sheng Lin, Yi-Min Chen, Hung-Chou Lin, Yi-Cheng Chiu
  • Patent number: 10878928
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present application are directed towards a one-time-programmable (OTP) implementation using magnetic junctions. In some embodiments, an array comprises multiple magnetic junctions in multiple columns and multiple rows, and the magnetic junctions comprise a first magnetic junction and a second magnetic junction. The first and second magnetic junctions comprise individual top ferromagnetic elements and individual bottom ferromagnetic elements, and further comprise individual barrier elements between the top and bottom ferromagnetic elements. A first barrier element of the first magnetic junction electrically separates first top and bottom ferromagnetic elements of the first magnetic junction. A second barrier element of the second magnetic junction has undergone breakdown, such that it has defects defining a leakage path between second top and bottom ferromagnetic elements of the second magnetic junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Harry-Hak-Lay Chuang, Tien-Wei Chiang, Wen-Chun You, Yi-Chieh Chiu, Yu-Lin Chen, Jian-Cheng Huang, Chang-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 10876883
    Abstract: A method for controlling an electronic scale in disclosed in this disclosure, which is applied to measure and indicate a state of an external force, comprises the following steps. A weight sensor detects the external force, and a controller drives a prompting device to emit a first light with a first optical characteristic when the external force detected by the weight sensor reaches a first weight. The controller drives the prompting device to emit a second light with a second optical characteristic when the prompting device emits the first light for a predetermined period, wherein the prompting device continuously emits the second light until the external force reaches a second weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Chih-Kang Chen, Yu Tao Kao, Jiun Lin Wu, Chien Huang
  • Publication number: 20200398399
    Abstract: A retaining ring can be shaped by machining or lapping the bottom surface of the ring to form a shaped profile in the bottom surface. The bottom surface of the retaining ring can include flat, sloped and curved portions. The lapping can be performed using a machine that dedicated for use in lapping the bottom surface of retaining rings. During the lapping the ring can be permitted to rotate freely about an axis of the ring. The bottom surface of the retaining ring can have curved or flat portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Hung Chih Chen, Steven M. Zuniga, Charles C. Garretson, Douglas R. McAllister, Jian Lin, Stacy Meyer, Sidney P. Huey, Jeonghoon Oh, Trung T. Doan, Jeffrey P. Schmidt, Martin S. Wohlert, Kerry F. Hughes, James C. Wang, Danny Cam Toan Lu, Romain Beau De Lamenie, Venkata R. Balagani, Aden Martin Allen, Michael Jon Fong
  • Publication number: 20200402847
    Abstract: A method of forming a package structure includes: forming an inductor comprising a through-via over a carrier; placing a semiconductor device over the carrier; molding the semiconductor device and the through-via in a molding material; and forming a first redistribution layer on the molding material, wherein the inductor and the semiconductor device are electrically connected by the first redistribution layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Lin CHEN, Chung-Hao TSAI, Jeng-Shien HSIEH, Chuei-Tang WANG, Chen-Hua YU, Chih-Yuan CHANG
  • Publication number: 20200398813
    Abstract: A method of energy management includes steps of: deciding system parameters; determining an object function; obtaining characteristics information and predetermined ranges respectively of the system parameters; calculating function values of the object function for various parameter value combinations of the system parameters within the predetermined ranges based on the characteristics information so as to establish a database; determining a smallest function value among those of the function values in the database that satisfy certain conditions; and determining an optimum power split ratio based on the parameter value combination corresponding to the smallest function value for energy management of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: National Taiwan Normal University
    Inventors: Yi-Hsuan HUNG, Syuan-Yi CHEN, Kai-Lin LEE, Po-Lin SHIH, Tzu-Cheng CHOU, Wei-Gang CHEN
  • Publication number: 20200399529
    Abstract: A water-in-oil emulsion that includes an oil phase (O) and an aqueous phase (A) at an O/A ratio of from about 1:8 to about 10:1; wherein the water-in-oil emulsion includes the oil phase as a continuous phase that includes an inert hydrophobic liquid, at least one water-insoluble hydrophobic monomer, and at least one surfactant, and the aqueous phase as a dispersed phase of distinct particles in the oil phase that includes water and a water soluble polymer that includes: (i) at least one acrylamide monomer and (ii) at least one acrylic acid monomer; wherein the water soluble polymer is present in an amount from about 10 to about 35 weight percent of the water-in-oil emulsion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Solvay USA Inc.
    Inventors: Genyao LIN, Louis VILLAFANE, Kailas SAWANT, Shih-Ruey CHEN, Kevin FREDERICK
  • Publication number: 20200403374
    Abstract: A mode-locked solid state laser apparatus including an optical film, a gain medium crystal, a Fabry-Perot element, a first mirror, a second mirror, a third mirror and an output coupler is disclosed. The optical film is configured to receive a pumping light having a first wavelength incident in a first direction. The gain medium crystal receives the pumping light passing the optical film, and generates an initial laser beam having a second wavelength, wherein the initial laser beam forms a first optical path starting at one end thereof from the gain medium crystal. The Fabry-Perot element is disposed on the other end of the first optical path opposite to the one end, and reflects the initial laser beam along a second optical path having one end thereof starting from the Fabry-Perot element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Hong Yang Laser Service Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yung-Fu Chen, Hsing-Chih Liang, Tzu-Lin Huang, Shu-Ching Li, Chia-Han Tsou
  • Patent number: 10872667
    Abstract: A decoding method, a memory controlling circuit unit, and a memory storage device are provided. The method includes: reading a first physical programming unit by using a first read voltage to obtain first data; determining whether a first ratio of a first quantity of a first bit value and a second quantity of a second bit value in the first data is greater than a threshold; when the first ratio is not greater than the threshold, performing a decoding operation according to the first data to generate first decoded data and outputting the first decoded data; and when the first ratio is greater than the threshold, not performing the decoding operation according to the first data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: PHISON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Wei Lin, Yu-Cheng Hsu, Szu-Wei Chen
  • Publication number: 20200393639
    Abstract: An optical element driving mechanism is provided, including a movable portion, a fixed portion, a driving assembly, and a support element. The movable portion is used for connecting to an optical element having a main axis. The movable portion is movable relative to the fixed portion. The driving assembly is used for driving the movable portion to move relative to the fixed portion. The movable portion moves relative to the fixed portion through the support element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Shu-Shan CHEN, Chen-Hsien FAN, Yueh-Lin LEE, Yu-Chiao LO, Sung-Mao TSAI, Shang-Hung CHEN
  • Publication number: 20200393640
    Abstract: An optical element driving mechanism is provided. The optical element driving mechanism includes a movable portion, a fixed portion, a driving assembly, and a stopping assembly. The movable portion is used for connecting to an optical element having a main axis. The movable portion is movable relative to the fixed portion. The driving assembly is disposed on the fixed portion or the movable portion to move the movable portion relative to the fixed portion. The stopping assembly connects to the movable portion and the fixed portion to limit the range of motion of the movable portion relative to the fixed portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Shu-Shan CHEN, Chen-Hsien FAN, Yueh-Lin LEE, Yu-Chiao LO, Sung-Mao TSAI, Shang-Hung CHEN
  • Publication number: 20200396750
    Abstract: The low power wide area network communication mechanism mainly allocates the semi-persistent scheduling (SPS) frames to the terminal devices having network access requirements sequentially by the gateway. The SPS cycle is composed of a plurality of SPS frames and at least one buffering frame. In each SPS cycle, a data reception window is activated by the gateway according to each allocated SPS frames; the SPS frames that the networked terminal devices belong to are activated synchronously within each SPS cycle in order for the networked terminal devices to perform a data transmission with the gateway during each SPS cycle and ensure that the data transmission does not overlap with the data sent by other terminal devices. The scheduling may be re-scheduled at a preset time interval to allocate the SPS frames of terminal devices that are inoperable or out of service area to the terminal devices having network access requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Yu-Lin Hwang, Tsun-Nan Chen, Tee Kian Hwee
  • Publication number: 20200393641
    Abstract: An optical element driving mechanism is provided, including a fixed portion, a movable portion, a driving assembly, and a stopping assembly. The movable portion is movably connected to the fixed portion, wherein the movable portion is used for connecting to an optical element having a main axis. The driving assembly is disposed on the fixed portion or the movable portion, and the driving assembly is used for driving the movable portion to move relative to the fixed portion. The stopping assembly is connected to the movable portion and the fixed portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Shu-Shan CHEN, Chen-Hsien FAN, Yueh-Lin LEE, Yu-Chiao LO, Sung-Mao TSAI, Shang-Hung CHEN
  • Publication number: 20200394759
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining a first image of a scene using a first image sensor of an electronic device and a second image of the scene using a second image sensor of the electronic device. The method also includes generating a first feature map from the first image and a second feature map from the second image. The method further includes generating a third feature map based on the first feature map, the second feature map, and an asymmetric search window. The method additionally includes generating a depth map by restoring spatial resolution to the third feature map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Chenchi Luo, Yingmao Li, Youngjun Yoo, George Q. Chen, Kaimo Lin, David D. Liu, Gyeongmin Choe
  • Publication number: 20200395275
    Abstract: A device includes a die paddle and a plurality of leads. The leads surround the die paddle. Each of the leads includes an inner lead portion adjacent to and spaced apart from the die paddle, an outer lead portion opposite to the inner lead portion and a bridge portion between the inner lead portion and the outer lead portion. The inner lead portion has an upper bond section connected to the bridge portion and a lower support section below the upper bond section. A sum of a thickness of the upper bond section and a thickness of the lower support section is greater than a thickness of the bridge portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Kuang-Hsiung CHEN, Chih-Hung HSU, Mei-Lin HSIEH, Yi-Cheng HSU, Yuan-Chun CHEN, Yu-Shun HSIEH, Ko-Pu WU
  • Publication number: 20200395529
    Abstract: An ultrasonic sensing device includes a housing, a piezoelectric assembly, a board and a plurality of fixing members. The housing includes a bottom wall, a top wall and a surrounding side wall connected between the top wall and the bottom wall. The piezoelectric assembly includes an encapsulating body and a piezoelectric sheet, wherein at least a portion of the piezoelectric sheet is enclosed by the encapsulating body and has a sensing surface exposed to the encapsulating body and facing the bottom wall. The board is disposed on the top wall of the housing and has a pressing surface facing the encapsulating body and the top wall. The plurality of fixing members is configured to fix the board to the top wall of the housing to press the board to the encapsulating body of the piezoelectric assembly, thereby pressing the sensing surface of the piezoelectric sheet to the bottom wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Chi-Shen Lee, Yu-Yen Fu, Po-Chun Yeh, Dong-Fu Chen, Chih-Wen Cheng, Chi-Lin Huang, Yu-Ping Yen
  • Publication number: 20200394948
    Abstract: A pixel circuit includes a driving circuit, a lighting element, and multiple switching circuits. The driving circuit is configured to provide a driving current to a first node. A first terminal of the lighting element is coupled with a second node. A second terminal of the lighting element is configured to receive a system low voltage. The multiple switching circuits are coupled between the first node and the second node in a parallel connection, and configured to correspondingly receive multiple emission control signals and at least one grayscale control signal. During each frame, the multiple emission control signals provide multiple pulses, and the multiple pulses do not mutually overlapping in time sequence, so that the multiple switching circuits selectively couple the first node to the second node according to the multiple pulses and the at least one grayscale control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Po-Chun LAI, Wei-Ting WU, Syuan SHIH, Wan-Lin CHEN, Ming-Yuan TANG, Wei-Hsuan CHANG, Yung-Chih CHEN