Patents by Inventor Ming Mao

Ming Mao 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: 20210063509
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a Wheatstone bridge that has four resistors. Each resistor includes a plurality of TMR structures. Two resistors have identical TMR structures. The remaining two resistors also have identical TMR structures, though the TMR structures are different from the other two resistors. Additionally, the two resistors that have identical TMR structures each have an additional non-TMR resistor as compared to the remaining two resistors that have identical TMR structures. Therefore, the working bias field for the Wheatstone bridge is non-zero.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Yung-Hung WANG, Daniele MAURI, Ming MAO, Chen-jung CHIEN, Yuankai ZHENG, Chih-Ching HU, Carlos CORONA, Matthew STEVENSON, Ming JIANG
  • Publication number: 20210063508
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a Wheatstone bridge that includes a plurality of resistors comprising dual free layer (DFL) TMR structures. The DFL TMR structures include one or more hard bias structures on the side of DLF. Additionally, one or more soft bias structures may also be present on a side of the DFL. Two resistors will have identical hard bias material while two other resistors will have hard bias material that is identical to each other, yet different when compared to the first two resistors. The hard bias materials will provide opposite magnetizations that will provide opposite bias fields that result in two different magnetoresistance responses for the DFL TMR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Chih-Ching HU, Yung-Hung WANG, Yuankai ZHENG, Chen-jung CHIEN, Ming MAO, Daniele MAURI, Ming JIANG
  • Publication number: 20210063507
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a Wheatstone bridge array that has four resistors. Each resistor includes a plurality of TMR structures. Two resistors have identical TMR structures. The remaining two resistors also have identical TMR structures, though the TMR structures are different from the other two resistors. Additionally, the two resistors that have identical TMR structures have a different resistance area as compared to the remaining two resistors that have identical TMR structures. Therefore, the working bias field for the Wheatstone bridge array is non-zero.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Yuankai ZHENG, Christian KAISER, Zhitao DIAO, Chih-Ching HU, Chen-jung CHIEN, Yung-Hung WANG, Dujiang WAN, Ronghui ZHOU, Ming MAO, Ming JIANG, Daniele MAURI
  • Publication number: 20210063504
    Abstract: A tunneling magnetoresistance (TMR) sensor device is disclosed that includes one or more TMR sensors. The TMR sensor device comprises a first resistor comprising a first TMR film, a second resistor comprising a second TMR film different than the first TMR film, a third resistor comprising the second TMR film, and a fourth resistor comprising the first TMR film. The first TMR film comprises a reference layer having a first magnetization direction anti-parallel to a second magnetization direction of a pinned layer. The second TMR film comprises a reference layer having a first magnetization direction parallel to a second magnetization direction of a first pinned layer, and a second pinned layer having a third magnetization direction anti-parallel to the first magnetization direction of the reference layer and the second magnetization direction of the first pinned layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Yuankai ZHENG, Christian KAISER, Zhitao DIAO, Chih-Ching HU, Chen-Jung CHIEN, Yung-Hung WANG, Dujiang WAN, Ronghui ZHOU, Ming MAO, Ming JIANG, Daniele MAURI
  • Publication number: 20210063502
    Abstract: A tunneling magnetoresistance (TMR) sensor device is disclosed that includes four or more TMR resistors. The TMR sensor device comprises a first TMR resistor comprising a first TMR film, a second TMR resistor comprising a second TMR film different than the first TMR film, a third TMR resistor comprising the second TMR film, and a fourth TMR resistor comprising the first TMR film. The first, second, third, and fourth TMR resistors are disposed in the same plane. The first TMR film comprises a synthetic anti-ferromagnetic pinned layer having a magnetization direction of the reference layer orthogonal to a free layer. The second TMR film comprises a double synthetic anti-ferromagnetic pinned layer having a magnetization direction of the reference layer orthogonal to the magnetization of a free layer, but opposite to the magnetization direction of the reference layer of the first TMR film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Chih-Ching HU, Yung-Hung WANG, Ann Lorraine CARVAJAL, Ming MAO, Chen-Jung CHIEN, Yuankai ZHENG, Ronghui ZHOU, Dujiang WAN, Carlos CORONA, Daniele MAURI, Ming JIANG
  • Publication number: 20210063503
    Abstract: A tunneling magnetoresistance (TMR) sensor device is disclosed that includes one or more TMR resistors. The TMR sensor device comprises a first TMR resistor comprising a first TMR film, a second TMR resistor comprising a second TMR film different than the first TMR film, a third TMR resistor comprising the second TMR film, and a fourth TMR resistor comprising the first TMR film. The first and fourth TMR resistors are disposed in a first plane while the second and third TMR resistors are disposed in a second plane different than the first plane. The first TMR film comprises a synthetic anti-ferromagnetic pinned layer having a magnetization direction of a reference layer orthogonal to a magnetization direction a free layer. The second TMR film comprises a double synthetic anti-ferromagnetic pinned layer having a magnetization direction of a reference layer orthogonal to a magnetization direction of a free layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Chih-Ching HU, Yung-Hung WANG, Ming MAO, Daniele MAURI, Ming JIANG
  • Patent number: 10937775
    Abstract: Provided is a display device, which includes a substrate, a transistor, a capacitor and a light emitting unit. The transistor and the capacitor are disposed on the substrate. The light emitting unit is disposed on the substrate and arranged corresponding to the capacitor. The light emitting unit includes a first light emitting diode. The first light emitting diode is electrically connected with the transistor and overlaps the capacitor. The display device has favorable space utilization, provides a repair function, or reduces the probability of failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Innolux Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Hsien Lin, Shun-Yuan Hu, Tsau-Hua Hsieh, Li-Wei Mao, Tung-Kai Liu, Shu-Ming Kuo, Chih-Yung Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20210055360
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to a sensor of magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs) with shape anisotropy. In one embodiment, a tunnel magnetoresistive (TMR) based magnetic sensor in a Wheatstone configuration includes at least one magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJ). The MTJ includes a free layer having a first edge and a second edge. The free layer has a thickness of about 100 ? or more. The free layer has a width and a height with a width-to-height aspect ratio of about 4:1 or more. The MTJ has a first hard bias element positioned proximate the first edge of the free layer and a second hard bias element positioned proximate the second edge of the free layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Daniele MAURI, Lei WANG, Yuankai ZHENG, Christian KAISER, Chih-Ching HU, Ming MAO, Ming JIANG, Petrus Antonius VAN DER HEIJDEN
  • Publication number: 20210055361
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a Wheatstone bridge array comprising TMR sensors and a method of fabrication thereof. In the Wheatstone bridge array, there are four distinct TMR sensors. The TMR sensors are all fabricated simultaneously to create four identical TMR sensors that have synthetic antiferromagnetic free layers as the top layer. The synthetic antiferromagnetic free layers comprise a first magnetic layer, a spacer layer, and a second magnetic layer. After forming the four identical TMR sensors, the spacer layer and the second magnetic layer are removed from two TMR sensors. Following the removal of the spacer layer and the second magnetic layer, a new magnetic layer is formed on the now exposed first magnetic layer such that the new magnetic layer has substantially the same thickness as the spacer layer and second magnetic layer combined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Yuankai ZHENG, Christian KAISER, Zhitao DIAO, Chih-Ching HU, Chen-jung CHIEN, Yung-Hung WANG, Ming MAO, Ming JIANG
  • Publication number: 20210057638
    Abstract: A Wheatstone bridge array comprising a tunneling magnetoresistive (TMR) sensor and a method for manufacturing is disclosed. The bottom lead for the TMR sensor has a very small surface roughness due to not only chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) but also due to forming the bottom lead from multiple layers. The multiple layers include at least a bottom first metal layer and a top second metal layer disposed on the first metal layer. The second metal layer generally has a lower surface roughness than the first metal layer. Additionally, the second metal layer has a slower polishing rate. Therefore, not only does the second metal layer reduce the surface roughness simply be being present, but the slower polishing rate enables the top second metal film to be polished to a very fine surface roughness of less than or equal to ˜2 Angstroms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Ronghui ZHOU, Ming MAO, Ming JIANG, Yuankai ZHENG, Chen-jung CHIEN, Yung-Hung WANG, Chih-Ching HU
  • Patent number: 10918558
    Abstract: A portable human exoskeleton system includes a pelvis module, a leg module and a foot module. The pelvis module includes a bendable member and a pelvis module connector. The foot module includes a foot module connector. The leg module includes: a femur module detachably coupled to the pelvis module connector; a tibia module detachably coupled to the foot module connector; and a knee joint component having at least two linkages with different lengths wherein each linkage is pivotally coupled to the femur module and the tibia module. Weight above the hip of the user is exerted on the pelvis module, and transferred to the leg module and the foot module. The exoskeleton system is easily disassembled and carried, and can be worn inside attire without affecting appearance of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Chen-Ming Huang, Yen-Chieh Mao
  • Patent number: 10804761
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a rotor mechanism includes a rotor core and a plurality of rotor bars. The rotor core has a plurality of insertion slots arranged along an edge of the rotor core. Each of the plurality of rotor bars has an insertion portion and two protruding portions. The insertion portions are respectively located in the plurality of insertion slots, wherein in each of the plurality of rotor bars, the two protruding portions are respectively connected to two opposite ends of the insertion portion and respectively protrude from two opposite sides of the rotor core, and the two protruding portions each has an extension direction, that has an angle with respect to an extension direction of the insertion portion, in order to clamp and fix the rotor core therebetween. In addition, the present disclosure also provides a method for manufacturing the rotor mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yu-Hsun Wu, Ming-Mao Hsu, Yu-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10777222
    Abstract: A hybrid read head structure for two-dimensional magnetic recording (TDMR) in a disk drive has two stacked current-perpendicular-to-the plane magnetoresistive (CPP-MR) read heads or sensors substantially aligned with one another in the along-the track direction to enable both sensors to read data from the same data track. The structure is a hybrid structure formed on the disk drive slider with the lower sensor being a dual free layer (DFL) or scissoring type of CPP-MR sensor and the upper sensor being a single free layer (SFL) type of CPP-MR sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Xiaoyong Liu, Chih-Ching Hu, Daniele Mauri, Ming Mao, Guanxiong Li, Yukimasa Okada, Ying Hong
  • Patent number: 10742080
    Abstract: A rotor mechanism includes a plurality of rotor bars and a rotor core. The rotor bars are disposed along the edge of the rotor core. The rotor core has a plurality of magnetic flux-barrier units and at least one flux channel. Each magnetic flux-barrier unit extends from one of the rotor bars to another rotor bar. The flux channel passes through the flux-barrier units and surrounds an axis of the rotor core, wherein each magnetic flux-barrier unit is a magnetic flux barrier, and the area between the adjacent magnetic flux-barrier units and the flux channel are pathways for magnetic flux.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Ming-Mao Hsu, Wen-Yang Peng, Kuo-Lin Chiu, Chau-Shin Jang
  • Publication number: 20200247101
    Abstract: A method for preparing a bifunctional film, including: (a) drying a first polymer solution to form a film to form an anti-adhesion layer; and (b) drying a second polymer solution over the anti-adhesion layer to form a film to form an attachment layer. The first polymer solution includes a first hydrophobic solution and a first hydrophilic solution, and in the first polymer solution, the weight ratio of the solute of the first hydrophobic solution to the solute of the first hydrophilic solution 1:0.01-1. Moreover, the second polymer solution consists of a second hydrophilic solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Hsin-Hsin SHEN, Yu-Chi WANG, Ming-Chia YANG, Yu-Bing LIOU, Wei-Hong CHANG, Yun-Han LIN, Hsin-Yi HSU, Yun-Chung TENG, Chia-Jung LU, Yi-Hsuan LEE, Jian-Wei LIN, Kun-Mao KUO, Ching-Mei CHEN
  • Publication number: 20200220097
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of display technologies, and relates to a display substrate, a fabricating method of a display substrate, and a display device. The display substrate includes a base. The display substrate is divided into a display area and a non-display area located at a periphery of the display area. The display area has a plurality of pixel regions. Each of pixel regions is provided with a pixel structure. The pixel structure includes a plurality of organic film layers and inorganic film layers disposed in a stacked manner. An area of the non-display area near an edge thereof is an anti-cracking reinforcing area, which is only provided with the organic film layer. The organic film layer at least covers an outer edge surface of the inorganic film layer adjacent to the anti-cracking reinforcing area in the non-display area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Li SONG, Zhiliang JIANG, Ming MAO
  • Publication number: 20200180498
    Abstract: A side supporting type vehicle roof tent comprises a tent rack and a tent cloth fitted inside the tent rack. The tent rack comprises a base, a top cover, and at least one support connecting rod; the rear end of the top cover is pivotally connected to the rear end of the base; the support connecting rod is provided between the base and the top cover; one end of the support connecting rod is connected to the top cover, and the other end is connected to the base; the tent cloth is provided between the top cover and the base in a matching manner; the tent cloth between the front end of the top cover and the front end of the base is provided with an opening. The tent is simple in structure and easy to unfold or fold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Qiu Jin, Nanqing Zhou, Muhua Mao, Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 10680473
    Abstract: An electric motor rotor mechanism includes a plurality of rotor bars and a rotor core. The rotor bars are disposed on the rotor core. The rotor core has a plurality of lines of barriers and a plurality of flux barrier holes. Each of the lines of barriers extends from one of the rotor bars to another one of the rotor bars. The flux barrier holes are arranged along the lines of barriers. Each of the flux barrier holes is a magnetic flux barrier. An area between each adjacent flux barrier hole is a magnetic flux path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Ming-Mao Hsu
  • Publication number: 20200157519
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a polypeptide including an anti-fibrin antibody and a serine protease moiety of human tissue plasminogen activator. Methods for treating thrombosis in a subject in need of such treatment using such polypeptide are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Immunwork Inc.
    Inventors: Tse-Wen CHANG, Hsing-Mao CHU, Wei-Ting TIAN, Ting-Wei CHANG, Ming-Yu HSIEH
  • Patent number: 10659997
    Abstract: A mobile communication device and method including a wireless transceiver and a controller is provided. The wireless transceiver performs wireless transmission and reception to and from an advanced network and a legacy network. The controller receives a message from the advanced network via the wireless transceiver for redirecting the mobile communication device from the advanced network to the legacy network in response to a request for a call, searches for a suitable cell in the legacy network via the wireless transceiver in response to receiving the message, and camps on the suitable cell for making the call via the wireless transceiver regardless of the suitable cell being of a low priority and whether there is another suitable cell of a normal priority or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Ming Lee, Feng-Mao Chan