Patents by Inventor Ming-Hsuan Liu

Ming-Hsuan Liu 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: 20190340330
    Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing method includes receiving an IC design layout having IC regions separate from each other. Each of the IC regions includes an initial IC pattern that is substantially identical among the IC regions. The method further includes identifying a group of IC regions from the IC regions. All IC regions in the group have a substantially same location effect, which is introduced by global locations of the IC regions on the IC design layout. The method further includes performing a correction process to a first IC region in the group, modifying the initial IC pattern in the first IC region into a first corrected IC pattern. The correction process includes using a computer program to correct location effect. The method further includes replacing the initial IC pattern in a second IC region in the group with the first corrected IC pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Hung-Chun Wang, Ching-Hsu Chang, Chun-Hung Wu, Cheng Kun Tsai, Feng-Ju Chang, Feng-Lung Lin, Ming-Hsuan WU, Ping-Chieh Wu, Ru-Gun Liu, Wen-Chun Huang, Wen-Hao Liu
  • Patent number: 10468494
    Abstract: A high-voltage device includes a semiconductor substrate, a source diffusion region, a drain diffusion region, a channel diffusion region and a gate electrode. The source diffusion region and the drain diffusion region with a first conductive type are disposed in the semiconductor substrate. The channel diffusion region is disposed in the semiconductor substrate and between the source diffusion region and the drain diffusion region. The gate dielectric layer is disposed on the channel diffusion region and having a first modified portion with a second conductive type extending inwards from a first edge of the gate dielectric layer. The gate electrode is disposed on the gate electric layer, wherein the first modified portion, the gate electrode and the channel diffusion region at least partially overlap with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chih-Mou Lin, Chin-Chia Kuo, Ming-Hua Tsai, Su-Hua Tsai, Pai-Tsang Liu, Chiao-Yu Li, Chun-Ning Wu, Wei-Hsuan Chang
  • Publication number: 20190297307
    Abstract: An electronic device and an object reproduce method are provided. In the photographing mode, the camera module is used to capture and store at least one background image within the photographing range and sense whether an external object appears within the photographing range. When the external object is sensed within the photographing range a processor is used to reproduce the external object as a virtual object image. Then, in the projection mode, an image projection module is used to project the virtual object image onto a work plane, and the user is allowed to interact with the virtual object image on the work plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Yu-Hao Tseng, Kun-Hsuan Chang, Zi-Ping Liu, Hsin-Chieh Cheng, Ming-Che Weng
  • Publication number: 20190252513
    Abstract: A high-voltage device includes a semiconductor substrate, a source diffusion region, a drain diffusion region, a channel diffusion region and a gate electrode. The source diffusion region and the drain diffusion region with a first conductive type are disposed in the semiconductor substrate. The channel diffusion region is disposed in the semiconductor substrate and between the source diffusion region and the drain diffusion region. The gate dielectric layer is disposed on the channel diffusion region and having a first modified portion with a second conductive type extending inwards from a first edge of the gate dielectric layer. The gate electrode is disposed on the gate electric layer, wherein the first modified portion, the gate electrode and the channel diffusion region at least partially overlap with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Chih-Mou Lin, Chin-Chia Kuo, Ming-Hua Tsai, Su-Hua Tsai, Pai-Tsang Liu, Chiao-Yu Li, Chun-Ning Wu, Wei-Hsuan Chang
  • Publication number: 20190244329
    Abstract: Photorealistic image stylization concerns transferring style of a reference photo to a content photo with the constraint that the stylized photo should remain photorealistic. Examples of styles include seasons (summer, winter, etc.), weather (sunny, rainy, foggy, etc.), lighting (daytime, nighttime, etc.). A photorealistic image stylization process includes a stylization step and a smoothing step. The stylization step transfers the style of the reference photo to the content photo. A photo style transfer neural network model receives a photorealistic content image and a photorealistic style image and generates an intermediate stylized photorealistic image that includes the content of the content image modified according to the style image. A smoothing function receives the intermediate stylized photorealistic image and pixel similarity data and generates the stylized photorealistic image, ensuring spatially consistent stylizations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Yijun Li, Ming-Yu Liu, Ming-Hsuan Yang, Jan Kautz
  • Patent number: 10360339
    Abstract: Provided is an integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing method. The method includes receiving an IC design layout, wherein the IC design layout includes multiple IC regions and each of the IC regions includes an initial IC pattern. The method further includes performing a correction process to a first IC region, thereby modifying the initial IC pattern in the first IC region to result in a first corrected IC pattern in the first IC region, wherein the correction process includes location effect correction. The method further includes replacing the initial IC pattern in a second IC region with the first corrected IC pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hung-Chun Wang, Ching-Hsu Chang, Chun-Hung Wu, Cheng Kun Tsai, Feng-Ju Chang, Feng-Lung Lin, Ming-Hsuan Wu, Ping-Chieh Wu, Ru-Gun Liu, Wen-Chun Huang, Wen-Hao Liu
  • Publication number: 20190158884
    Abstract: A method, computer readable medium, and system are disclosed for identifying residual video data. This data describes data that is lost during a compression of original video data. For example, the original video data may be compressed and then decompressed, and this result may be compared to the original video data to determine the residual video data. This residual video data is transformed into a smaller format by means of encoding, binarizing, and compressing, and is sent to a destination. At the destination, the residual video data is transformed back into its original format and is used during the decompression of the compressed original video data to improve a quality of the decompressed original video data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Yi-Hsuan Tsai, Ming-Yu Liu, Deqing Sun, Ming-Hsuan Yang, Jan Kautz
  • Publication number: 20190156154
    Abstract: Segmentation is the identification of separate objects within an image. An example is identification of a pedestrian passing in front of a car, where the pedestrian is a first object and the car is a second object. Superpixel segmentation is the identification of regions of pixels within an object that have similar properties An example is identification of pixel regions having a similar color, such as different articles of clothing worn by the pedestrian and different components of the car. A pixel affinity neural network (PAN) model is trained to generate pixel affinity maps for superpixel segmentation. The pixel affinity map defines the similarity of two points in space. In an embodiment, the pixel affinity map indicates a horizonal affinity and vertical affinity for each pixel in the image. The pixel affinity map is processed to identify the superpixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Wei-Chih Tu, Ming-Yu Liu, Varun Jampani, Deqing Sun, Ming-Hsuan Yang, Jan Kautz
  • Publication number: 20190140133
    Abstract: Structures and techniques introduced here enable the design and fabrication of photodetectors (PDs) and/or other electronic circuits using typical semiconductor device manufacturing technologies meanwhile reducing the adverse impacts on PDs' performance. Examples of the various structures and techniques introduced here include, but not limited to, a pre-PD homogeneous wafer bonding technique, a pre-PD heterogeneous wafer bonding technique, a post-PD wafer bonding technique, their combinations, and a number of mirror equipped PD structures. With the introduced structures and techniques, it is possible to implement PDs using typical direct growth material epitaxy technology while reducing the adverse impact of the defect layer at the material interface caused by lattice mismatch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Chien-Yu Chen, Szu-Lin Cheng, Chieh-Ting Lin, Yu-Hsuan Liu, Ming-Jay Yang, Shu-Lu Chen, Tsung-Ting Wu, Chia-Peng Lin
  • Publication number: 20090033830
    Abstract: An optical sheet includes a substrate and a plurality of convex lens structures. The substrate has a first surface and a second surface, which are disposed opposite to each other. The convex lens structures are disposed on the second surface, and each of the convex lens structure has a cambered surface. The cambered surface fits a curve surface equation of Ax2+By2+Cxy+Dx+Ey+F=0, wherein x and y are variables and A, B, C, D, E and F are constants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventors: Yaw-Huei TSAI, Ming-Hsuan Liu, Yi-Rong Qiu
  • Publication number: 20090022953
    Abstract: A diffusion brightness enhancement sheet includes a substrate and a prism structure. The substrate has a first surface and a second surface, which are disposed opposite to each other The substrate has a diffusion material, and the prism structure is disposed over the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventors: Yaw-Huei Tsai, Ming-Hsuan Liu, Yi-Rong Qiu
  • Patent number: 7085460
    Abstract: A surface light source unit (2) includes a light source (21), a light guide plate (22), a reflective plate (23) and a diffusing plate (24). The light guide plate includes a light incidence surface (221) adjacent to the light source for receiving light beams, an emission surface (222) for emitting the light beams, a light reflection surface (223) opposite to the emission surface and a plurality of diffusion dots (224) formed on the light reflection surface. The diffusion dots contain a plurality of light scattering particles (225) having substantially global surfaces. The surface light source unit provides high uniform illumination for a liquid crystal display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Charles Leu, Ga-lane Chen, Michael Lin, Ming-Hsuan Liu, Tai-Cheng Yu
  • Patent number: 7014343
    Abstract: A light guide plate (10) includes a transparent plate (20), and a plurality of diffusing protrusions (30). The transparent plate includes an emitting surface (21), and a bottom surface (23) opposite to the emitting surface. The diffusing protrusions are distributed evenly on the emitting surface of the transparent plate, and are integrated with the transparent plate. The diffusing protrusions are hemispherical or sub-hemispherical, and a diameter of each diffusing protrusion is in the range from 10 ?m˜50 ?m. The light guide plate provides high emitting brightness and uniformity. The diffusing protrusions can diffuse light beams emitting from the emitting surface of the transparent plate, in order to achieve a plane light source having even brightness. The present Invention also discloses a method for fabricating the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., LTD
    Inventors: Charles Leu, Mi-Chien Chen, Tai-Cheng Yu, Ga-Lane Chen, Ming-Hsuan Liu
  • Publication number: 20040178057
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electrode plate (2) for a battery includes the steps of: preparing a substrate (21) and a target (4), the target being made from an active material, and respectively mounting the substrate and the target in a sputtering chamber (1)a predetermined distance apart; evacuating the sputtering chamber; introducing a non-reactive gas and a reactive gas into the sputtering chamber; applying a voltage between the target and the substrate using a power source (5), thus activating a plasma between the target and the substrate and resulting in deposit of the active material from the target on the substrate until a desired thickness of an active material layer (22) is formed on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventors: Charles Leu, Ga-Lane Chen, Ming-Hsuan Liu, Chuan-De Huang, Chang-Chih Sung, Tai-Cheng Yu
  • Publication number: 20040135933
    Abstract: The present invention provides a light guide plate (10) including a transparent plate (20) and a plurality of dots (221). The transparent plate includes an emitting surface (21), and a bottom surface (22) opposite to the emitting surface. The dots are distributed on the bottom surface of the transparent plate. The emitting surface has a predetermined roughness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: Charles Leu, Ming-Hsuan Liu, Ga-Lane Chen, Tai-Cheng Yu
  • Publication number: 20040136667
    Abstract: A surface light source unit (2) includes a light source (21), a light guide plate (22), a reflective plate (23) and a diffusing plate (24). The light guide plate includes a light incidence surface (221) adjacent to the light source for receiving light beams, an emission surface (222) for emitting the light beams, a light reflection surface (223) opposite to the emission surface and a plurality of diffusion dots (224) formed on the light reflection surface. The diffusion dots contain a plurality of light scattering particles (225) having substantially global surfaces. The surface light source unit provides high uniform illumination for a liquid crystal display panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: Charles Leu, Ga-Lane Chen, Michael Lin, Ming-Hsuan Liu, Tai-Cheng Yu
  • Publication number: 20040114347
    Abstract: A light guide plate (10) includes a transparent plate (20), a plurality of diffusing protrusions (30) and a plurality of dots (40). The transparent plate includes an emitting surface (21), and a bottom surface (23) opposite to the emitting surface. The diffusing protrusions are distributed on the emitting surface of the transparent plate, and are integrated with the transparent plate. The dots are distributed on the bottom surface of the transparent plate. The light guide plate provides high emitting brightness and uniformity. The diffusing protrusions can diffuse light beams emitting from the emitting surface of the transparent plate, in order to achieve a plane light source having even brightness. Moreover, the dots on the bottom surface can scatter and reflect incident light beams, so as to totally eliminate internal reflection of light beams and make the light beams evenly emit from the emitting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventors: Charles Leu, Mi-Chien Chen, Tai-Cheng Yu, Ga-Lane Chen, Ming-Hsuan Liu