Patents by Inventor Ting-Shuo Hsu

Ting-Shuo Hsu 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: 10878881
    Abstract: The memory apparatus includes a plurality of memory chips and a plurality of temperature sensors. The memory chips are coupled to each other. The temperature sensors are respectively disposed on the memory chips. One of the memory chips is configured to be a master memory chip, and a first temperature sensor of the master memory chip is enabled to sense an ambient temperature. The master memory chip generates a refresh rate control signal according to the ambient temperature and controls refresh rates of all of the memory chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ting-Shuo Hsu, Chih-Wei Shen
  • Patent number: 10868467
    Abstract: A pump circuit is disclosed. The pump circuit includes a first pump core circuit and a second pump core circuit. The second pump core circuit is coupled to the first pump core circuit. When a voltage value of a power source input to the pump circuit is not lower than a threshold voltage value, the first pump core circuit is operated and the second pump core circuit is not operated. When the voltage value of the power source is lower than the threshold voltage value, the first pump core circuit and the second pump core circuit are operated, so that a current value of the output current transmitted by the pump circuit is not lower than a threshold current value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ting-Shuo Hsu
  • Publication number: 20200381995
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to a voltage supply device. In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, the voltage supply device comprises a plurality of pump units and a temperature sense circuit. The plurality of pump units are configured to generate a pump voltage in response to an oscillating signal. The temperature sense circuit is configured to sense a system temperature and to generate, according to the system temperature, sense data for generating a control signal configured to enable a first pump array in the plurality of pump units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventor: Ting-Shuo HSU
  • Patent number: 10811119
    Abstract: A post package repair (PPR) method is disclosed. The PPR method includes the following operations: receiving a first PPR signal and a second PPR signal, in which the first PPR signal corresponds to a first PPR mode, and the second PPR signal corresponds to a second PPR mode; generating a first valid signal and a second valid signal according to the first PPR signal and the second PPR signal, in which only one of the first valid signal and the second valid signal comprises a valid information when both of the first PPR signal and the second PPR signal comprise an enabled information; in which when the first valid signal comprises the valid information, the first PPR mode is executed, and when the second valid signal comprises the valid information, the second PPR mode is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ting-Shuo Hsu, Chih-Wei Shen
  • Patent number: 10734991
    Abstract: A voltage switching device, an integrated circuit device, and a voltage switching method are provided. The voltage switching device includes a reference voltage generator generating a first reference voltage and a second reference voltage, a fuse system coupled to a circuit device, and a switch circuit coupled to the reference voltage generator, the fuse system, and the circuit device. The fuse system generates a first enable signal and a second enable signal according to an input signal from a circuit device. The switch circuit transmits the first reference voltage or the second reference voltage to the circuit device according to the first enable signal and the second enable signal from the fuse system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ting-Shuo Hsu, Chih-Wei Shen
  • Publication number: 20200201562
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a memory device. The memory device includes a memory manager, a high-ranking memory and a low-ranking memory, wherein the high-ranking memory and the low-ranking memory are electrically connected to the memory manager. The memory manager replaces information provided by the high-ranking memory with information provided by the low-ranking memory when a swap request is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: CHIH-WEI SHEN, TING-SHUO HSU
  • Patent number: 10672453
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a charge pump system and a method of operating the same. The charge pump system includes a first pump circuit, a second pump circuit and a control device. The first pump circuit is configured to operate in a first voltage domain. The second pump circuit is configured to operate in a second voltage domain different from the first voltage domain. The control device is configured to selectively enable one of the first pump circuit and the second pump circuit based on an operating environment, wherein the one of the first pump circuit and the second pump circuit provides a pump voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ting-Shuo Hsu
  • Patent number: 10529438
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a dynamic random access device (DRAM). The DRAM includes a first node, a second node and a pad. The first node is configured to conduct a first internal signal generated by internal devices of the DRAM. The second node is configured to conduct a second internal signal generated by other internal devices of the DRAM. The pad is configured to receive one of the first internal signal and the second internal signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ting-Shuo Hsu, Chih-Wei Shen
  • Patent number: 10468089
    Abstract: A voltage-stabilizing circuit includes a voltage-dividing module, a first stabilizing module and a second stabilizing module. The voltage-dividing module is configured to generate a plurality of reference voltages. The voltage-dividing module includes a plurality of resistors and a transistor unit. The transistor unit is coupled to the plurality of resistors and is configured to complementarily adjust resistances of the plurality of resistors. The first stabilizing module is coupled to the voltage-dividing module and is configured to generate a first stabilizing voltage. The first stabilizing voltage is equal to a middle one of the plurality of reference voltages. The second stabilizing module is coupled to the voltage-dividing module and is configured to generate a second stabilizing voltage. The second stabilizing voltage is equal to one of the plurality of reference voltages other than the middle one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chih-Jen Chen, Ting-Shuo Hsu
  • Publication number: 20190318800
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a dynamic random access device (DRAM). The DRAM includes a first node, a second node and a pad. The first node is configured to conduct a first internal signal generated by internal devices of the DRAM. The second node is configured to conduct a second internal signal generated by other internal devices of the DRAM. The pad is configured to receive one of the first internal signal and the second internal signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: TING-SHUO HSU, CHIH-WEI SHEN
  • Publication number: 20190272864
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a charge pump system and a method of operating the same. The charge pump system includes a first pump circuit, a second pump circuit and a control device. The first pump circuit is configured to operate in a first voltage domain. The second pump circuit is configured to operate in a second voltage domain different from the first voltage domain. The control device is configured to selectively enable one of the first pump circuit and the second pump circuit based on an operating environment, wherein the one of the first pump circuit and the second pump circuit provides a pump voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventor: TING-SHUO HSU
  • Patent number: 10348194
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a pump circuit comprising a plurality of first enabling modules. Each of the plurality of first enabling modules is configured to generate a first enable signal and includes a first voltage input, a first comparing unit, a first digital logic gate and a second digital logic gate. The first comparing unit is coupled to the first voltage input and is configured to compare a voltage of the first voltage input with a first reference voltage. The first digital logic gate is coupled to the first comparing unit and is configured to implement a logical operation. The second digital logic gate is coupled to the first digital logic gate and is configured to implement a logical negation. Each of the plurality of first enabling modules generates the first enable signal when the voltage of the first voltage input is less than the first reference voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chih-Jen Chen, Ting-Shuo Hsu
  • Patent number: 10325644
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a pump circuit comprising a temperature-sensing module, an oscillating module and a pumping module. The temperature-sensing module is configured to measure a temperature of a dynamic random access memory (DRAM). The oscillating module is coupled to the temperature-sensing module and is configured to generate a clock signal based on the temperature of the DRAM. The pumping module is coupled to the oscillating module and is configured to generate a pump voltage and a pump current to drive the DRAM, wherein the pump current is generated based on an oscillating frequency of the clock signal. When the temperature of the DRAM changes, the oscillating frequency of the clock signal changes based on the temperature of the DRAM, and the pump current correspondingly changes based on the oscillating frequency of the clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ting-Shuo Hsu
  • Patent number: 10304516
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a dynamic random access memory (DRAM) and a method of operating the same. The DRAM includes a storage area and a control device. The storage area includes a memory row. The control device is configured to selectively allow the memory row to be eligible for a row-hammer refresh according to temperature of the DRAM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ting-Shuo Hsu, Chih-jen Chen
  • Patent number: 10250132
    Abstract: A voltage system and a method of operating a voltage system are provided. The voltage system includes an oscillator and a pump device. The oscillator is configured to provide an oscillation signal exhibiting a first frequency when a voltage level of a supply voltage is greater than a reference voltage level, and to provide the oscillation signal exhibiting a second frequency greater than the first frequency when the voltage level of the supply voltage is less than the reference voltage level. The pump device is configured to provide the supply voltage, based on a frequency of the oscillation signal provided by the oscillator, by performing a charging operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chuan-Jen Chang, Ting-Shuo Hsu
  • Publication number: 20190019568
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a fuse-blowing system of a dynamic random access memory (DRAM). The fuse-blowing system includes a fuse device and a mapping device. The mapping device, integrated with the fuse device in the DRAM, enables the fuse device and provides the fuse device with a physical address. The enabled fuse device, in response to only the provided physical address, performs a fuse-blowing operation on a fuse of the DRAM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Ting-Shuo HSU, Chih-Wei SHEN
  • Publication number: 20190020273
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a voltage system and a method for operating the same. The voltage system includes a pump system. The pump system includes a first charging path, a second charging path and a load capacitor. The load capacitor is chargeable in combination with the first charging path and the second charging path in an alternate manner. The first charging path exhibits a first capacitance when a voltage level of a supply voltage of the pump system is greater than a reference voltage level, and exhibits a second capacitance greater than the first capacitance when the voltage level of the supply voltage is less than the reference voltage level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventor: Ting-Shuo HSU
  • Publication number: 20180358081
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a pump system of a DRAM and a method for operating the same. The pump system includes a pump device and a spare pump assembly. The pump device provides a current sufficient to allow a bank of the DRAM to operate at a normal refresh rate without other spare pump devices in response to a normal instruction which indicates that the bank is instructed to operate at the normal refresh rate. The spare pump assembly includes a first spare pump device configured to provide, in combination with the pump device, a current sufficient to allow the bank to operate at a first refresh rate greater than the normal refresh rate in response to a first instruction which indicates that the bank is instructed to operate at the first refresh rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventor: TING-SHUO HSU
  • Publication number: 20180358895
    Abstract: A voltage system and a method of operating a voltage system are provided. The voltage system includes an oscillator and a pump device. The oscillator is configured to provide an oscillation signal exhibiting a first frequency when a voltage level of a supply voltage is greater than a reference voltage level, and to provide the oscillation signal exhibiting a second frequency greater than the first frequency when the voltage level of the supply voltage is less than the reference voltage level. The pump device is configured to provide the supply voltage, based on a frequency of the oscillation signal provided by the oscillator, by performing a charging operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: CHUAN-JEN CHANG, TING-SHUO HSU
  • Patent number: 10153032
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a pump system of a DRAM and a method for operating the same. The pump system includes a pump device and a spare pump assembly. The pump device provides a current sufficient to allow a bank of the DRAM to operate at a normal refresh rate without other spare pump devices in response to a normal instruction which indicates that the bank is instructed to operate at the normal refresh rate. The spare pump assembly includes a first spare pump device configured to provide, in combination with the pump device, a current sufficient to allow the bank to operate at a first refresh rate greater than the normal refresh rate in response to a first instruction which indicates that the bank is instructed to operate at the first refresh rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ting-Shuo Hsu