Patents by Inventor Ming Fang

Ming Fang 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: 20220384437
    Abstract: A method includes forming a gate stack on a first portion of a semiconductor fin, removing a second portion of the semiconductor fin to form a recess, and forming a source/drain region starting from the recess. The formation of the source/drain region includes performing a first epitaxy process to grow a first semiconductor layer, wherein the first semiconductor layer has straight-and-vertical edges, and performing a second epitaxy process to grow a second semiconductor layer on the first semiconductor layer. The first semiconductor layer and the second semiconductor layer are of a same conductivity type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Jung-Chi Tai, Yi-Fang Pai, Tsz-Mei Kwok, Tsung-Hsi Yang, Jeng-Wei Yu, Cheng-Hsiung Yen, Jui-Hsuan Chen, Chii-Horng Li, Yee-Chia Yeo, Heng-Wen Ting, Ming-Hua Yu
  • Publication number: 20220384372
    Abstract: A packaging semiconductor device, such as a fan-out Wafer-Level Packaging (FOWLP) device, is fabricated by providing a semiconductor device (20) having conductive patterns (22) disposed on a first surface and then forming, on the conductive patterns, photoresist islands (24) having a first predetermined shape defined by a first critical width dimension and a minimum height dimension so that a subsequently-formed dielectric polymer layer (26) surrounds but does not cover each photoresist island (24), thereby allowing each photoresist island to be selectively removed from the one or more conductive patterns to form one or more via openings (28) in the dielectric polymer layer such that each via opening has a second predetermined shape which matches at least part of the first predetermined shape of the photoresist islands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Kuan-Hsiang Mao, Wen Hung Huang, Che Ming Fang, Yufu Liu
  • Patent number: 11514704
    Abstract: A video capture and processing system includes a memory configured to store a pose database. The pose database includes poses that indicate a start or stoppage in an event. The system also includes a processor operatively coupled to the memory. The processor is configured to generate a pose of an individual in a video frame of captured video of the event. The pose can be three-dimensional pose or a two-dimensional pose. The processor is also configured to determine, based on the pose database, whether the pose of the individual indicates a start or a stoppage in the event. The processor is further configured to control an upload of video of the event based on the determination of whether the pose indicates the start or the stoppage in the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Chen Ling, Ming Lu, Qiang Li, Wenlong Li, Xiaofeng Tong, Yikai Fang, Yumeng Wang
  • Publication number: 20220375752
    Abstract: A method of forming an integrated circuit includes forming a patterned mask layer on a material layer, wherein the patterned mask layer has a plurality of first features, and a first distance between adjacent first features of the plurality of first features. The method further includes patterning the material layer to form the first features in the material layer. The method further includes increasing the first distance between adjacent first features of the plurality of first features to a second distance. The method further includes treating portions of the material layer exposed by the patterned mask layer. The method further includes removing the patterned mask layer; and removing non-treated portions of the material layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Tzu-Yen Hsieh, Ming-Ching Chang, Chun-Hung Lee, Yih-Ann Lin, De-Fang Chen, Chao-Cheng Chen
  • Publication number: 20220373714
    Abstract: A terahertz sensor based on a dielectric metasurface, including a sensing element, and a thermosensitive circuit connected to the sensing element. The sensing element is composed of a cylindrical semiconductor doped with a conductive material. The conductive material is configured to change conductivity of the cylindrical semiconductor to enable the cylindrical semiconductor to absorb electromagnetic waves in terahertz region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Ming FANG, Meijun KANG, Jian FENG, Ke XU, Zhicheng XIAO, Rongsheng CHENG, Xingchen LIU, Zhixiang HUANG
  • Patent number: 11502062
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a device includes: a bottom integrated circuit die having a first front side and a first back side; a top integrated circuit die having a second front side and a second back side, the second back side being bonded to the first front side, the top integrated circuit die being free from through substrate vias (TSVs); a dielectric layer surrounding the top integrated circuit die, the dielectric layer being disposed on the first front side, the dielectric layer and the bottom integrated circuit die being laterally coterminous; and a through via extending through the dielectric layer, the through via being electrically coupled to the bottom integrated circuit die, surfaces of the through via, the dielectric layer, and the top integrated circuit die being planar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Ming-Fa Chen, Tzuan-Horng Liu, Chao-Wen Shih, Sung-Feng Yeh, Nien-Fang Wu
  • Publication number: 20220358274
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a semiconductor substrate, devices, first tap regions, and second tap regions. The devices are over the semiconductor substrate. The first tap regions are over the semiconductor substrate along a first direction. The second tap regions are over the semiconductor substrate along the first direction. A first pitch between adjacent two of the first tap regions in the first direction is greater than a second pitch between adjacent two of the second tap regions in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Ming-Fang LAI, Guan-Yu CHEN, Yi-Feng CHANG
  • Publication number: 20220360073
    Abstract: A device includes an electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection switch and an ESD driver. The ESD driver is configured to receive a first voltage at a first terminal and receive a second voltage at a second terminal and includes a first trigger circuit and a first resistor. The first trigger circuit includes a first input terminal and a first output terminal. The first input terminal is configured to receive the first voltage. The first resistor is coupled between the first output terminal and the second terminal. When the first voltage received at the first terminal is a first overvoltage and a voltage difference between the first voltage and the second voltage is higher than a first voltage threshold, the ESD driver outputs a first trigger signal to turn on the ESD protection switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicants: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., TSMC CHINA COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Hang FAN, Ming-Fang LAI, Shui-Ming CHENG
  • Patent number: 11491134
    Abstract: A composition for inhibiting skin cell proliferation and/or anti-inflammation is provided. The composition for inhibiting skin cell proliferation and/or anti-inflammation includes: apigenin and luteolin, wherein a weight ratio of the apigenin to the luteolin is about 1.5-25:1, or a mole ratio of the apigenin to the luteolin is about 1.5-25:1. Moreover, the apigenin and the luteolin have a synergistic effect on inhibiting skin cell proliferation and/or anti-inflammation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: I-Hong Pan, Ming-Han Li, Kai-An Chuang, Shu-Fang Wen
  • Publication number: 20220351953
    Abstract: A sputtering target assembly, sputtering apparatus, and method, the target assembly including a backing plate having an aperture formed therein; and a target bonded to a front surface of the backing plate. The aperture is disposed on the backing plate such that a first end of the aperture is sealed by a portion of the target that is predicted by a sputtering target erosion profile to have the highest etching rate during a corresponding sputtering process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Chen-Fang CHUNG, Wen-Cheng CHENG, Po Wen YANG, Ming-Jie HE, Yan-Zi LU, Cheng-Yi TENG
  • Publication number: 20220343101
    Abstract: Systems and methods for operating an autonomous vehicle. The methods comprising: obtaining, by a computing device, loose-fit cuboids overlaid on 3D graphs so as to each encompass LiDAR data points associated with a given object; defining, by the computing device, an amodal cuboid based on the loose-fit cuboids; using, by the computing device, the amodal cuboid to train a machine learning algorithm to detect objects of a given class using sensor data generated by sensors of the autonomous vehicle or another vehicle; and causing, by the computing device, operations of the autonomous vehicle to be controlled using the machine learning algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: Ming-Fang Chang, FNU Ratnesh Kumar, De Wang, James Hays
  • Publication number: 20220340969
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for determining the suitability of a cell therapy for an individual. By means of using a bioinformatic method and an experimental analysis method for an unbiased potential off-target site, a potential off-target site of a genetically modified cell from an individual is predicted before administering a cell therapy to an individual, and the potential off-target site is monitored after administering, to the individual, the genetically modified cell from the individual to determine whether gene editing occurs at the potential off-target site and to evaluate the suitability of the therapy on the basis of the occurrence of a gene editing event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: Edigene Inc.
    Inventors: Pengfei YUAN, Riguo FANG, Ming JIN, Yongjian ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20220339137
    Abstract: A composition for inhibiting skin cell proliferation and/or anti-inflammation is provided. The composition for inhibiting skin cell proliferation and/or anti-inflammation includes: apigenin and luteolin, wherein a weight ratio of the apigenin to the luteolin is about 1.5-25:1, or a mole ratio of the apigenin to the luteolin is about 1.5-25:1. Moreover, the apigenin and the luteolin have a synergistic effect on inhibiting skin cell proliferation and/or anti-inflammation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: I-Hong PAN, Ming-Han LI, Kai-An CHUANG, Shu-Fang WEN
  • Patent number: 11480822
    Abstract: A display substrate, a method for manufacturing the same, and a display device are provided. The display substrate includes a base substrate, a black matrix pattern on the base substrate, display units respectively in regions defined by the black matrix pattern, and a light-reflecting wall between at least two adjacent display units, where at least one of the at least two adjacent display units is a quantum dot display unit, and a reflectance of the light-reflecting wall to light in a first wavelength range is greater than a preset threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING BOE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ge Shi, Shiyu Zhang, Ming Zhu, Haijun Niu, Yujie Liu, Zheng Fang, Yuyao Wang, Xiaochuan Chen
  • Publication number: 20220334558
    Abstract: A system performs adaptive thermal ceiling control at runtime. The system includes computing circuits and a thermal management module. When detecting a runtime condition change that affects power consumption in the system, the thermal management module determines an adjustment to the thermal ceiling of a computing circuit, and increases the thermal ceiling of the computing circuit according to the adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Bo-Jr Huang, Jia-Wei Fang, Jia-Ming Chen, Ya-Ting Chang, Chien-Yuan Lai, Cheng-Yuh Wu, Yi-Pin Lin, Wen-Wen Hsieh, Min-Shu Wang
  • Publication number: 20220333956
    Abstract: Distributed fiber optic sensing (DFOS) systems and methods that automatically detect vibration signal patterns from waterfall data recorded by DFOS system operations in real- time and associate the detected vibration signal patterns to GPS location coordinates without human intervention or interpretation. When embodied as a computer vision-based operation according to aspects of the present disclosure, our inventive systems and method provide accurate, cost-efficient, and objective determination without relying on humans and their resulting bias' and inconsistencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: NEC LABORATORIES AMERICA, INC
    Inventors: Shaobo HAN, Ming-Fang HUANG, Yuheng CHEN, Philip JI, Ting WANG
  • Publication number: 20220326784
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for outputting a command by detecting a movement of an object, which includes the following steps. First, an image capturing device captures images generated by the movement of the object at different timings by. Next, a motion trajectory is calculated according to the plurality of images. Further next, a corresponding command is outputted according to the motion trajectory. The present invention also provides a system which employs the above-mentioned method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Yu-Hao Huang, Yi-Fang Lee, Ming-Tsan Kao, Nien-Tse Chen
  • Patent number: 11470117
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure describe physical layer security in optical telecommunications networks wherein a filtering-based physical security is provided by a wavelength tunable distributed fiber optical sensing (DFOS) system operating simultaneously on the telecommunications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventors: Ming-Fang Huang, Ting Wang
  • Patent number: 11468667
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure describe systems, methods and structures providing wide-area traffic monitoring based on distributed fiber-optic sensing (DFOS) that employs deep neural network(s) for denoising noisy waterfall traces measured by the DFOS. Such systems, methods, and structures according to aspects of the present disclosure may advantageously monitor multiple highways/roadways using a single interrogator and optical fiber switch(es) which provides traffic information along every sensing point of existing, deployed, in-service optical telecommunications facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Milad Salemi, Ming-Fang Huang
  • Publication number: 20220316921
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure describe distributed fiber optic sensing (DFOS) systems, methods, and structures that advantageously identify location(s) of construction—or other activities—taking place along fiber optic cable routes that can damage the fiber optic cables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2021
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: NEC LABORATORIES AMERICA, INC
    Inventors: Ming-Fang HUANG, Ting WANG, Shaobo HAN