Patents by Inventor Shih-Che Chen

Shih-Che 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).

  • Publication number: 20190333826
    Abstract: A method includes removing a dummy gate structure formed over a first fin and a second fin, forming an interfacial layer in the first trench and the second trench, forming a first high-k dielectric layer over the interfacial layer in the first trench and the second trench, removing the first high-k dielectric layer in the second trench, forming a self-assembled monolayer over the first high-k dielectric layer in the first trench, forming a second high-k dielectric layer over the self-assembled monolayer in the first trench and over the interfacial layer in the second trench, forming a work function metal layer in the first and the second trenches, and forming a bulk conductive layer over the work function metal layer in the first and the second trenches. In some embodiments, the first high-k dielectric layer includes lanthanum and oxygen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Ju-Li Huang, Hsin-Che Chiang, Ju-Yuan Tzeng, Wei-Ze Xu, Yueh-Yi Chen, Shu-Hui Wang, Shih-Hsun Chang
  • Patent number: 10438842
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a contact hole includes the steps of providing a conductive line, a mask layer covering and contacting the conductive line, a high-k dielectric layer covering and contacting the mask layer, and a first silicon oxide layer covering and contacting the high-k dielectric layer, wherein the high-k dielectric layer includes a first metal oxide layer, a second metal oxide layer and a third metal oxide layer stacked from bottom to top. A dry etching process is performed to etch the first silicon oxide layer, the high-k dielectric layer, and the mask layer to expose the conductive line and form a contact hole. Finally, a wet etching process is performed to etch the first silicon oxide layer, the third metal oxide layer and the second metal oxide layer to widen the contact hole, and the first metal oxide layer remains after the wet etching process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP., Fujian Jinhua Ingtegrated Circuit Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Feng-Yi Chang, Shih-Fang Tzou, Fu-Che Lee, Hsin-Yu Chiang, Yu-Ching Chen
  • Publication number: 20190206724
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a contact hole includes the steps of providing a conductive line, a mask layer covering and contacting the conductive line, a high-k dielectric layer covering and contacting the mask layer, and a first silicon oxide layer covering and contacting the high-k dielectric layer, wherein the high-k dielectric layer includes a first metal oxide layer, a second metal oxide layer and a third metal oxide layer stacked from bottom to top. A dry etching process is performed to etch the first silicon oxide layer, the high-k dielectric layer, and the mask layer to expose the conductive line and form a contact hole. Finally, a wet etching process is performed to etch the first silicon oxide layer, the third metal oxide layer and the second metal oxide layer to widen the contact hole, and the first metal oxide layer remains after the wet etching process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Feng-Yi Chang, Shih-Fang Tzou, Fu-Che Lee, Hsin-Yu Chiang, Yu-Ching Chen
  • Patent number: 10324517
    Abstract: A FPGA-based system power estimation apparatus and a method for estimating the power of a target intellectual property (IP) circuit are provided. The system power estimation apparatus includes a FPGA and a power analysis circuit. The FPGA is configured to accommodate the target IP circuit. The power analysis circuit is disposed into the FPGA. The power analysis circuit retrieves an internal operation-state signal of the target IP circuit. The power analysis circuit examines the internal operation-state signal to determine an operation state of the target IP circuit and uses a power model to convert the operation state of the target IP circuit into at least one power value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Yung-Chieh Lin, Shih-Che Lin, Chao-Hong Chen, Liang-Chia Cheng
  • Publication number: 20190172987
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a light-emitting structure with a side surface, and a reflective layer covering the side surface. The light-emitting structure has a first light-emitting angle and a second light-emitting angle. The difference between the first light-emitting angle and the second light-emitting angle is larger than 15°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Chien-Liang LIU, Ming-Chi HSU, Shih-An LIAO, Chun-Hung LIU, Zhi-Ting YE, Cheng-Teng YE, Po-Chang CHEN, Sheng-Che CHIOU
  • Patent number: 9791747
    Abstract: A display panel is provided. The display panel includes a first substrate, a blocking structure, and a seal layer. The first substrate has a display region. The blocking structure is disposed on the first substrate and located outside the display region, wherein the blocking structure includes a plurality of first blocking walls, and a distance between two adjacent first blocking walls is 7-50 ?m. The seal layer is disposed on the first substrate and surrounds the first blocking walls, wherein each of the first blocking walls has a top surface, and the seal layer is in direct contact with at least one of the top surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ming-Lung Chou, Chung-Jun Kuo, Shih-Che Chen
  • Publication number: 20170248753
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) linear worklight that converts point light into a linear light source is disclosed. The LED linear worklight comprises a linear light device and a power handle that connect together. The power handle holds batteries and comprises an LED module. The linear light device comprises a worklight body and a lens. A transparent light pipe is positioned in a reflecting holder inside the worklight body. The reflecting holder holds the light pipe and reflects light back into the light pipe. The LED module emits light into a light receiving end of the light pipe. The received light travels through the light pipe and is emitted from a light emitting surface of the light pipe. The reflecting holder reflects some of the light emitted from the light emitting surface and directs the light toward the lens and the light exits the worklight body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Walter Dow WU, Chih Ming YEN, Shih Che CHEN
  • Publication number: 20170248279
    Abstract: A stacked pipe light emitting diode lighting fixture with uniform and uninterrupted emitted light is disclosed. The stacked pipe light emitting diode lighting fixture comprises a plurality of transparent light pipes disposed in a housing. A light emitting diode module is connected to a light receiving end of each light pipe. The light pipes and connected light emitting diode modules are positioned so that light reflecting ends of the light pipes overlap the light emitting diode modules. As a result, the emitted light is uniform in intensity and uninterrupted for one end of the stacked pipe light emitting diode lighting fixture to the other end of the stacked pipe light emitting diode lighting fixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Walter Dow WU, Chih Ming YEN, Shih Che CHEN
  • Publication number: 20170248752
    Abstract: A portable linear worklight for converting point light into a linear light source is disclosed. The portable linear worklight comprises a worklight body and a lens. A transparent light pipe is positioned between an upper reflector and a lower reflector inside the worklight body. The lower reflector holds the light pipe and reflects light back into the light pipe. A light emitting diode in a battery housing emits light into a light receiving end of the light pipe. The received light travels trough the light pipe and is emitted from a light emitting surface of the light pipe. The upper reflector reflects some of the light emitted from the light emitting surface and directs the light toward the lens and the light exits the worklight body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Walter Dow WU, Chih Ming YEN, Shih Che CHEN
  • Publication number: 20170102816
    Abstract: A touch substrate and a touch device are disclosed. The touch substrate includes a substrate and a touch electrode structure, which has a first transparent conductive layer and a second transparent conductive layer. The first transparent conductive layer is disposed on the substrate and the second transparent conductive layer is disposed on the first transparent conductive layer. The first transparent conductive layer has a first side surface located at a first side of the first transparent conductive layer, and the second transparent conductive layer has a second side surface located above the first side. The first side surface has a first slope, and the second side surface has a second slope. The absolute value of the first slope is greater than that of the second slope. The light reflection amount of the touch sensing structure is reduced to improve the visibility of the touch substrate and touch device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Huei-Ying CHEN, Jian-Cheng CHEN, Shun-Fu CHIU, Shih-Che CHEN, Chung-Chun CHENG
  • Publication number: 20160147104
    Abstract: A display panel is provided. The display panel includes a first substrate, a blocking structure, and a seal layer. The first substrate has a display region. The blocking structure is disposed on the first substrate and located outside the display region, wherein the blocking structure includes a plurality of first blocking walls, and a distance between two adjacent first blocking walls is 7-50 ?m. The seal layer is disposed on the first substrate and surrounds the first blocking walls, wherein each of the first blocking walls has a top surface, and the seal layer is in direct contact with at least one of the top surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Ming-Lung Chou, Chung-Jun Kuo, Shih-Che Chen
  • Patent number: 9316782
    Abstract: A coverless linear light source light guide with hooded bracket for holding a light emitting diode (LED) module to the light guide is disclosed. The hooded bracket is disposed around the light receiving end of the light guide and comprises a hood top, a hood back, two hood sides, and two hood grasps disposed on the hood sides. The hood back comprises the light receiving end of the light guide where light enters the light guide. The hood grasp comprises grasping elements that mate with grasping elements of the LED module to securely hold the LED module to the light guide. The hooded bracket ensures that the distance between the LED module and the light guide and the angle of the LED module and the light guide is constant which maintains optimal alignment and proximity in order to conserve received light intensity and maintain uniformity of emitted light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Pixon Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Yen-Chieh Chen, Shih Che Chen, Chien Liang Liao
  • Publication number: 20150177454
    Abstract: A coverless linear light source light guide with a light reflecting patterned surface that eliminates the need for a reflective cover is discloses. The light guide comprises an elongated polygonal transparent material. The light reflecting patterned surface comprises a plurality of peaks and a plurality of valleys with a valley disposed between each peak. As the light reflecting patterned surface extends along the light guide the depth of each valley increases and the width of the floor of each valley narrows. Closest to the light receiving end the valley depth is shallowest, the valley floor width is widest, and the height of the peak from the valley floor is shortest. Farthermost away, the valley depth is deepest, the valley floor is narrowest, and the height of the peak from the valley floor is the tallest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: PIXON TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
    Inventors: YEN-CHIEH CHEN, SHIH CHE CHEN, CHIEN LIANG LIAO
  • Publication number: 20150177452
    Abstract: A coverless linear light source light guide with hooded bracket for holding a light emitting diode (LED) module to the light guide is disclosed. The hooded bracket is disposed around the light receiving end of the light guide and comprises a hood top, a hood back, two hood sides, and two hood grasps disposed on the hood sides. The hood back comprises the light receiving end of the light guide where light enters the light guide. The hood grasp comprises grasping elements that mate with grasping elements of the LED module to securely hold the LED module to the light guide. The hooded bracket ensures that the distance between the LED module and the light guide and the angle of the LED module and the light guide is constant which maintains optimal alignment and proximity in order to conserve received light intensity and maintain uniformity of emitted light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: PIXON TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
    Inventors: YEN-CHIEH CHEN, SHIH CHE CHEN, CHIEN LIANG LIAO
  • Patent number: 8487998
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a digital peephole viewer device, which integrates with a door lens assembly on a door board to acquire optical images captured by the door lens assembly, converts the optical images into digital images, and then presents the digital images. The digital peephole viewer device of the present invention comprises a housing, an image capture unit, a signal processing unit, a display unit and a connection means. The image capture unit has a first lens to receive the optical images captured by the door lens assembly. The signal processing unit converts the optical images into continuous dynamic digital images. The display unit presents the continuous dynamic digital images. The connection means integrates the housing with the door lens assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Brinno Incorporated
    Inventor: Shih-Che Chen
  • Patent number: 7869137
    Abstract: An Abbe prism lens and lens array are disclosed. The lens comprises front lenses disposed on a front surface of the Abbe prism, rear lenses disposed on a rear surface of the Abbe prism, a front bottom reflecting surface, a rear bottom reflecting surface, a left top reflecting surface, and a right top reflecting surface. An aperture cover is positioned over the front surface of the Abbe prism lens and a field cover is positioned over the rear surface of the Abbe prism lens. The aperture cover comprises aperture holes encircling the aspherical front lenses. The field cover comprises field holes encircling the aspherical rear lenses. Light enters the Abbe prism lens and reflects off the front bottom reflecting surface, reflects off the left top reflecting surface and the right top reflecting surface, reflects off the rear bottom reflecting surface, and exits the rear lens of the Abbe prism lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Pixon Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Rong Yaw Wu, Yen-Chieh Chen, Shih Che Chen, Ching Yi Chen
  • Patent number: 7857487
    Abstract: A miniaturized linear light source sub-module comprising a symmetrical lens array, a light guide bar with dual reflecting surfaces, at least one light emitting diode light source, and a sub-module housing is disclosed. The symmetrical lens array comprises two identical covers, two identical lens sections, and a middle holder. Each lens section comprises a plurality of lenses disposed on the top and bottom of the lens section. The dual reflecting surface light guide comprises a light emitting surface, a v-shaped light reflecting surface, an asymmetrical saw-toothed light reflecting surface, an apex cut-off surface, and a bottom cut-off surface. At least one light emitting diode light source is connected to an end of the dual reflecting surface light guide. The sub-module housing holds the lens array assembly, the dual reflecting surface light guide, and the at least one light emitting diode light source to form the miniaturized linear light source sub-module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Pixon Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Rong-Yaw Wu, Shih-Che Chen, Yen-Chieh Chen, Chih-Ming Yen, Ching-Yi Chen
  • Publication number: 20100321785
    Abstract: An Abbe prism lens and lens array are disclosed. The lens comprises front lenses disposed on a front surface of the Abbe prism, rear lenses disposed on a rear surface of the Abbe prism, a front bottom reflecting surface, a rear bottom reflecting surface, a left top reflecting surface, and a right top reflecting surface. An aperture cover is positioned over the front surface of the Abbe prism lens and a field cover is positioned over the rear surface of the Abbe prism lens. The aperture cover comprises aperture holes encircling the aspherical front lenses. The field cover comprises field holes encircling the aspherical rear lenses. Light enters the Abbe prism lens and reflects off the front bottom reflecting surface, reflects off the left top reflecting surface and the right top reflecting surface, reflects off the rear bottom reflecting surface, and exits the rear lens of the Abbe prism lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Rong Yaw WU, Yen-Chieh Chen, Shih Che Chen, Ching Yi Chen
  • Publication number: 20100290134
    Abstract: An Abbe prism lens and lens array are disclosed. The lens comprises front lenses disposed on a front surface of the Abbe prism, rear lenses disposed on a rear surface of the Abbe prism, a front bottom reflecting surface, a rear bottom reflecting surface, a left top reflecting surface, and a right top reflecting surface. An aperture cover is positioned over the front surface of the Abbe prism lens and a field cover is positioned over the rear surface of the Abbe prism lens. The aperture cover comprises aperture holes encircling the aspherical front lenses. The field cover comprises field holes encircling the aspherical rear lenses. Light enters the Abbe prism lens and reflects off the front bottom reflecting surface, reflects off the left top reflecting surface and the right top reflecting surface, reflects off the rear bottom reflecting surface, and exits the rear lens of the Abbe prism lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Rong Yaw WU, Yen-Chieh Chen, Shih Che Chen, Ching Yi Chen
  • Publication number: 20100259618
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a digital peephole viewer device, which integrates with a door lens assembly on a door board to acquire optical images captured by the door lens assembly, converts the optical images into digital images, and then presents the digital images. The digital peephole viewer device of the present invention comprises a housing, an image capture unit, a signal processing unit, a display unit and a connection means. The image capture unit has a first lens to receive the optical images captured by the door lens assembly. The signal processing unit converts the optical images into continuous dynamic digital images. The display unit presents the continuous dynamic digital images. The connection means integrates the housing with the door lens assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: BRINNO INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Shih-Che Chen