Patents by Inventor Tzu-Hsien Yang

Tzu-Hsien Yang 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: 20220328455
    Abstract: A 3D IC structure includes multiple die layers, such as a top die layer and a bottom die layer. The top die layer and/or the bottom die layer each includes devices such as computing units, Analog-to-Digital converters, analog circuits, RF circuits, logic circuits, sensors, Input/Output devices, and/or memory devices. The devices on the first and the second die layers are laterally surrounded by, or adjacent, vertical interconnect structures (VIS).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tzu-Hsien Yang, Hiroki Noguchi, Hidehiro Fujiwara, Yih Wang
  • Publication number: 20220317408
    Abstract: An optical system affixed to an electronic apparatus is provided, including a first optical module, a second optical module, and a third optical module. The first optical module is configured to adjust the moving direction of a first light from a first moving direction to a second moving direction, wherein the first moving direction is not parallel to the second moving direction. The second optical module is configured to receive the first light moving in the second moving direction. The first light reaches the third optical module via the first optical module and the second optical module in sequence. The third optical module includes a first photoelectric converter configured to transform the first light into a first image signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Chih-Wei WENG, Chia-Che WU, Chien-Yu KAO, Hsiao-Hsin HU, He-Ling CHANG, Chao-Hsi WANG, Chen-Hsien FAN, Che-Wei CHANG, Mao-Gen JIAN, Sung-Mao TSAI, Wei-Jhe SHEN, Yung-Ping YANG, Sin-Hong LIN, Tzu-Yu CHANG, Sin-Jhong SONG, Shang-Yu HSU, Meng-Ting LIN, Shih-Wei HUNG, Yu-Huai LIAO, Mao-Kuo HSU, Hsueh-Ju LU, Ching-Chieh HUANG, Chih-Wen CHIANG, Yu-Chiao LO, Ying-Jen WANG, Shu-Shan CHEN, Che-Hsiang CHIU
  • Publication number: 20220302088
    Abstract: A 3D IC structure includes multiple dies, such as a top die and a bottom die. The top die and/or the bottom die can each include devices such as computing units, Analog-to-Digital converters, analog circuits, RF circuits, logic circuits, sensors, Input/Output devices, and/or memory devices. One or more vertical interconnect structure (VIS) cells are formed adjacent one or more sides of the device. A VIS is formed in some or all of the VIS cells. One or more non-sensitive circuits, such as repeaters, diodes, and/or passive circuits (e.g., resistors, inductors, capacitors, transformers), are disposed in at least one VIS cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tzu-Hsien Yang, Hiroki Noguchi, Mahmut Sinangil, Yih Wang
  • Patent number: 11401542
    Abstract: An acoustically actuated droplet apparatus includes a first sound source, a second sound source, a thread, two fixed columns and at least one droplet transporter. The first sound source includes a first emitting surface. The second sound source includes a second emitting surface, wherein the second emitting surface and the first emitting surface are arranged opposite to each other. The thread is coaxially passed through and placed between the first sound source and the second sound source, wherein the thread is hydrophobic. The two fixed columns are connected to two ends of the thread, wherein the first sound source and the second sound source are placed between the two fixed columns. The droplet transporter includes a tubing, a droplet dispenser and a solution container, wherein the droplet dispenser is connected with the solution container by the tubing, and the droplet dispenser is placed near the thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Pawel Lukasz Urban, Tzu-Hsien Yang
  • Patent number: 11397302
    Abstract: An optical system affixed to an electronic apparatus is provided, including a first optical module, a second optical module, and a third optical module. The first optical module is configured to adjust the moving direction of a first light from a first moving direction to a second moving direction, wherein the first moving direction is not parallel to the second moving direction. The second optical module is configured to receive the first light moving in the second moving direction. The first light reaches the third optical module via the first optical module and the second optical module in sequence. The third optical module includes a first photoelectric converter configured to transform the first light into a first image signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Chih-Wei Weng, Chia-Che Wu, Chien-Yu Kao, Hsiao-Hsin Hu, He-Ling Chang, Chao-Hsi Wang, Chen-Hsien Fan, Che-Wei Chang, Mao-Gen Jian, Sung-Mao Tsai, Wei-Jhe Shen, Yung-Ping Yang, Sin-Hong Lin, Tzu-Yu Chang, Sin-Jhong Song, Shang-Yu Hsu, Meng-Ting Lin, Shih-Wei Hung, Yu-Huai Liao, Mao-Kuo Hsu, Hsueh-Ju Lu, Ching-Chieh Huang, Chih-Wen Chiang, Yu-Chiao Lo, Ying-Jen Wang, Shu-Shan Chen, Che-Hsiang Chiu
  • Patent number: 11386305
    Abstract: A device and a method for detecting a purpose of an article are provided. The device is configured to divide the article into a plurality of sentences and input the sentences to a feature identification model to generate a contextualized word vector corresponding to each of the sentences. The device further inputs the representation to a specific purpose detecting model to generate a distributed representation similarity of the article. When the distributed representation similarity of the article is greater than a threshold, the device determines that the article conforms to a specific purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION INDUSTRY
    Inventors: Chu-Chun Huang, Yu-Chuan Yang, Yen-Heng Tsao, Tzu-Ying Chen, Po-Hsien Chiang, Fu-Jheng Jheng
  • Publication number: 20210240443
    Abstract: A computation method and a computation apparatus exploiting weight sparsity, adapted for a processor to perform multiply-and-accumulate operations on a memory including multiple input and output lines crossing each other. In the method, weights are mapped to the cells of each operation unit (OU) in the memory. The rows of the cells of each OU are compressed by removing at least one row of the cells each mapped with a weight of 0, and an index including values each indicating a distance between every two rows of the cells including at least one cell mapped with a non-zero weight for each OU is encoded. Inputs are inputted to the input lines corresponding to the rows of each OU excluding the rows of the cells with the weight of 0 according to the index and outputs are sensed from the output lines corresponding to the OU to compute a computation result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: MACRONIX International Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hung-Sheng Chang, Han-Wen Hu, Hsiang-Pang Li, Tzu-Hsien Yang, I-Ching Tseng, Hsiang-Yun Cheng, Chia-Lin Yang
  • Publication number: 20210123088
    Abstract: An acoustically actuated droplet apparatus includes a first sound source, a second sound source, a thread, two fixed columns and at least one droplet transporter. The first sound source includes a first emitting surface. The second sound source includes a second emitting surface, wherein the second emitting surface and the first emitting surface are arranged opposite to each other. The thread is coaxially passed through and placed between the first sound source and the second sound source, wherein the thread is hydrophobic. The two fixed columns are connected to two ends of the thread, wherein the first sound source and the second sound source are placed between the two fixed columns. The droplet transporter includes a tubing, a droplet dispenser and a solution container, wherein the droplet dispenser is connected with the solution container by the tubing, and the droplet dispenser is placed near the thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Pawel Lukasz Urban, Tzu-Hsien Yang
  • Patent number: 10192611
    Abstract: The present provides a sensing circuit, a set of pre-amplifiers, and an operating method thereof. The set of pre-amplifiers includes a first pre-amplifier and a second pre-amplifier. The first pre-amplifier is coupled to a first input terminal of the sense amplifier. The second pre-amplifier is coupled to a second input terminal of the sense amplifier. The first pre-amplifier and the second pre-amplifier respectively performs a discharging operation to discharge the first input terminal and the second input terminal of the sense amplifier after the first input terminal and the second input terminal of the sense amplifier are charged to a predetermined voltage. One of the first pre-amplifier and the second pre-amplifier amplifies a voltage difference between the first input terminal and the second input terminal of the sense amplifier by terminating the discharging operation of another of the first pre-amplifier and the second pre-amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tzu-Hsien Yang, Meng-Fan Chang
  • Patent number: 10186318
    Abstract: A sense amplifier of a resistive memory is controlled by a bit line and a reference line. A voltage sense amplifier has a bit-line input node and a reference input node. A margin enhanced pre-amplifier includes a bit-line two-terminal switching element, a bit-line capacitor, a bit-line three-terminal switching element, a reference two-terminal switching element, a reference capacitor and a reference three-terminal switching element. A read voltage difference between the voltage level of the bit line and the reference line is generated. The bit-line two-terminal switching element, the bit-line three-terminal switching element, the reference two-terminal switching element and the reference three-terminal switching element are synchronizedly switched so as to generate a margin enhanced difference between the voltage level of the bit-line input node and the voltage level of the reference input node. The margin enhanced difference is equal to or greater than three times the read voltage difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tzu-Hsien Yang, Meng-Fan Chang
  • Patent number: 8248307
    Abstract: An electromagnetic band-gap structure includes a circuit board, a ground plane and a plurality of electromagnetic band-gap units. The circuit board includes a first side and a second surface, and the ground plane disposed on the first side. The plurality of electromagnetic band-gap units are located on both the first surface and the second surface and connected to each other along an edge of the ground plane. Every electromagnetic band-gap unit includes a first strip line, a second strip line and a via. The first strip line is located on the first side, including a first relative long strip line and a first relative short strip line connected to the ground. The second strip line is located on the second side. The second strip line is connected to the first strip line of the adjacent electromagnetic band-gap unit through the via.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: National Chiao Tung University
    Inventors: Shyh-Jong Chung, Ching-Wei Ling, Tzu-Hsien Yang
  • Publication number: 20110057851
    Abstract: An electromagnetic band-gap structure includes a circuit board, a ground plane and a plurality of electromagnetic band-gap units. The circuit board includes a first side and a second surface, and the ground plane disposed on the first side. The plurality of electromagnetic band-gap units are located on both the first surface and the second surface and connected to each other along an edge of the ground plane. Every electromagnetic band-gap unit includes a first strip line, a second strip line and a via. The first strip line is located on the first side, including a first relative long strip line and a first relative short strip line connected to the ground. The second strip line is located on the second side. The second strip line is connected to the first strip line of the adjacent electromagnetic band-gap unit through the via.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shyh-Jong CHUNG, Ching-Wei LING, Tzu-Hsien YANG