Patents by Inventor Xiao-An Fu

Xiao-An Fu 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: 10431662
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a thin film transistor and a method for making the same. The thin film transistor includes a substrate; a semiconductor layer on the substrate, wherein the semiconductor layer includes nano-scaled semiconductor materials; a source and a drain, wherein the source and the drain are on the substrate, spaced apart from each other, and electrically connected to the semiconductor layer; a dielectric layer on the semiconductor layer, wherein the dielectric layer includes a first sub-dielectric layer and a second sub-dielectric layer stacked on one another, and the first sub-dielectric layer is a first oxide dielectric layer grown by magnetron sputtering; and a gate in direct contact with the first sub-dielectric layer. The thin film transistor almost has no current hysteresis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Jia Huo, Yu-Dan Zhao, Xiao-Yang Xiao, Ying-Cheng Wang, Tian-Fu Zhang, Yuan-Hao Jin, Qun-Qing Li, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Publication number: 20190267492
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes an oxide semiconductor layer, disposed over a substrate. A source electrode of a metal nitride is disposed on the oxide semiconductor layer. A drain electrode of the metal nitride is disposed on the oxide semiconductor layer. A metal-nitride oxidation layer is formed on a surface of the source electrode and the drain electrode. A ratio of a thickness of the metal-nitride oxidation layer to a thickness of the drain electrode or the source electrode is equal to or less than 0.2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: United Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Yen-Chen Chen, Xiao Wu, Hai Tao Liu, Ming Hua Du, Shouguo Zhang, Yao-Hung Liu, Chin-Fu Lin, Chun-Yuan Wu
  • Publication number: 20190261471
    Abstract: A driver comprising a switched mode power supply, wherein said switched mode power supply comprises an existing coil, the driver circuit further comprises: a first power transmission antenna (42) formed as a first coil which is either the existing coil of the switched mode power supply or coupled to the existing coil of the switched mode power supply, said first power transmission antenna (42) is adapted for being magnetically coupled to a second power receiving antenna (44) thereby forming a wireless power transmitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: GANG WANG, LIANG SHI, PING KIAN BEE, JIE FU, XIAO SUN
  • Patent number: 10381585
    Abstract: A thin film transistor includes a gate electrode, a insulating medium layer and at least one Schottky diode unit. The at least one Schottky diode unit is located on a surface of the insulating medium layer. The at least one Schottky diode unit includes a first electrode, a semiconductor structure and a second electrode. The semiconductor structure comprising a first end and a second end. The first end is laid on the first electrode, the second end is located on the surface of the insulating medium layer. The semiconducting structure includes a carbon nanotube structure. The second electrode is located on the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Dan Zhao, Xiao-Yang Xiao, Ying-Cheng Wang, Yuan-Hao Jin, Tian-Fu Zhang, Qun-Qing Li
  • Patent number: 10382914
    Abstract: Techniques to leverage data from mobile headers are described. In one embodiment, for example, an apparatus may comprise a network component, a data component, and a web component. The network component may be operative to receive a request for a web page from a phone, the request transmitted using one or more network packets, and to transmit the web page to the phone. The data component may be operative to extract a phone number from a header of the one or more network packets. The web component may be operative to customize the web page based on the extracted phone number. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Fu, Denise Moreno, Xiao Liang
  • Patent number: 10374180
    Abstract: A thin film transistor includes a gate, an insulating medium layer and a Schottky diode. The Schottky diode includes a first electrode, a second electrode and a semiconducting structure. The first electrode is located on the surface of the insulating medium layer and includes a first metal layer and a second metal layer. The second electrode is located on the surface of the insulating medium layer and includes a third metal layer and a fourth metal layer. The semiconductor structure includes a first end and a second end. The first end is sandwiched by the first metal layer and the second metal layer, the second end is sandwiched by the third metal layer and the fourth metal layer. The semiconductor structure includes a carbon nanotube structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Dan Zhao, Xiao-Yang Xiao, Ying-Cheng Wang, Yuan-Hao Jin, Tian-Fu Zhang, Qun-Qing Li
  • Patent number: 10353542
    Abstract: Techniques for context sensitive illustrated graphical user interface elements, comprising a social networking application. The social networking application may include, among other components, a social networking graphical elements management component to provide a list of recommended graphical element identifier information, in response to a request for the list of recommended graphical element identifier information, a context determination component to determine user context information representative of the at least one user context based at least partially on user communications intent information, user profile information, device location information, calendar event information, and/or external event information, and a graphical elements recommendation component to generate the list of recommended graphical element identifier information based at least partially on the user profile information, graphical elements promotion information, and/or the user context information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Garima Sinha, Xiao Ou Wang, Kent Fu Ho Tam
  • Patent number: 10347854
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a logic circuit. The logic circuit includes two ambipolar thin film transistors. Each of the two ambipolar thin film transistors includes a substrate; a semiconductor layer located on the substrate and including nano-scaled semiconductor materials; a source and a drain, wherein the source and the drain are located on the substrate, spaced apart from each other, and electrically connected to the semiconductor layer; a dielectric layer located on the substrate and covering the semiconductor layer, wherein the dielectric layer includes a normal dielectric layer and an abnormal dielectric layer stacked on one another, and the abnormal dielectric layer is an oxide dielectric layer grown by magnetron sputtering; and a gate in direct contact with the abnormal dielectric layer. The two ambipolar thin film transistors share the same substrate, the same gate, and the same drain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Dan Zhao, Yu-Jia Huo, Xiao-Yang Xiao, Ying-Cheng Wang, Tian-Fu Zhang, Yuan-Hao Jin, Qun-Qing Li, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Publication number: 20190206948
    Abstract: An array substrate includes a plurality of pixels. Each pixel includes a plurality of sub-pixels. Each sub-pixel includes a light-emitting unit, and a light-emitting unit of each of at least one of the plurality of sub-pixel is formed of a combination of light-emitting materials that are used for forming the light-emitting units of another two of the plurality of sub-pixels respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Jun REN, Xiao FU
  • Patent number: 10340391
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes an oxide semiconductor layer, disposed over a substrate. A source electrode of a metal nitride is disposed on the oxide semiconductor layer. A drain electrode of the metal nitride is disposed on the oxide semiconductor layer. A metal-nitride oxidation layer is formed on a surface of the source electrode and the drain electrode. A ratio of a thickness of the metal-nitride oxidation layer to a thickness of the drain electrode or the source electrode is equal to or less than 0.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: United Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Yen-Chen Chen, Xiao Wu, Hai Tao Liu, Ming Hua Du, Shouguo Zhang, Yao-Hung Liu, Chin-Fu Lin, Chun-Yuan Wu
  • Publication number: 20190192345
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to methods for treatment or prevention of retinal vascular disease by photocoagulation. More specifically, this disclosure relates to an improved technique for the placement of retinal burns so as to prevent the development of hypoxia and progression of ischemia in retinal tissue, including the macula. The methods can also be employed to prevent potential ischemic tissue damage in diabetic, pre-diabetic or other patients with ischemic retinal vascular disease, or those at risk of ischemic retinal vascular disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas J. Gast, Xiao Fu, James A. Glazier
  • Publication number: 20190188836
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing an image are provided. A specific embodiment of the method includes: acquiring a target image and a to-be-inserted image, and determining an insertion area in the target image; adjusting, based on an average lightness value of the insertion area and an average lightness value of the to-be-inserted image, a lightness value of a pixel included in the to-be-inserted image, an average lightness value being used to represent a lightness of an image; and adjusting, in response to determining that a difference between a color attribute value of the acquired to-be-inserted image and a color attribute value of the insertion area is outside a preset range, the color attribute value of the to-be-inserted image such that the difference is within the preset range. This embodiment improves the pertinence of adjusting image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Yi FU, Xubin LI, Shilei WEN, Errui DING, Xiao LIU
  • Patent number: 10326089
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a logic circuit. The logic circuit includes a n-type thin film transistor and a p-type thin film transistor. Each thin film transistor includes a substrate; a semiconductor layer including nano-scaled semiconductor materials; a source and a drain, wherein the source and the drain are spaced apart from each other, and electrically connected to the semiconductor layer; a dielectric layer covering the semiconductor layer, wherein the dielectric layer includes a normal dielectric layer and an abnormal dielectric layer stacked on one another, and the abnormal dielectric layer is an oxide dielectric layer grown by magnetron sputtering; and a gate in direct contact with the abnormal dielectric layer. The n-type thin film transistor and the p-type thin film transistor share the same substrate and the same gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Dan Zhao, Yu-Jia Huo, Xiao-Yang Xiao, Ying-Cheng Wang, Tian-Fu Zhang, Yuan-Hao Jin, Qun-Qing Li, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Publication number: 20190157467
    Abstract: A Schottky diode includes an insulating substrate and at least one Schottky diode unit. The at least one Schottky diode unit is located on a surface of the insulating substrate. The at least one Schottky diode unit includes a first electrode, a semiconductor structure and a second electrode. The semiconductor structure comprising a first end and a second end. The first end is laid on the first electrode; the second end is located on the surface of the insulating substrate. The semiconducting structure is nano-scale semiconductor structure. The second electrode is located on the second end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: YU-DAN ZHAO, XIAO-YANG XIAO, YING-CHENG WANG, YUAN-HAO JIN, TIAN-FU ZHANG, QUN-QING LI
  • Patent number: 10297696
    Abstract: A Schottky diode includes an insulating substrate and at least one Schottky diode unit. The at least one Schottky diode unit is located on a surface of the insulating substrate. The at least one Schottky diode unit includes a first electrode, a semiconductor structure and a second electrode. The semiconductor structure comprising a first end and a second end. The first end is laid on the first electrode, the second end is located on the surface of the insulating substrate. The semiconducting structure is nano-scale semiconductor structure. The second electrode is located on the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Dan Zhao, Xiao-Yang Xiao, Ying-Cheng Wang, Yuan-Hao Jin, Tian-Fu Zhang, Qun-Qing Li
  • Patent number: 10299328
    Abstract: A first LED driver circuit comprising: a first input interface (30) for receiving an AC power input and providing a first output, wherein said first output is adapted to be connected to a second LED driver circuit; a first LED driver (32) powered by the first output; a first shorting element (36) for shorting the first output; a first control arrangement (38) for controlling the first shorting element wherein the first control arrangement (38) is adapted to close the first shorting element (36) during only one subset of half cycles of the AC power input to short circuit the first LED driver (32) and to prevent the first LED driver (32) from being powered by the AC power input, when the second LED driver circuit is powered by the AC power input complementarily with respect to the unpowered first LED driver (32) and, open the first shorting element (36) during the other subset of half cycles to allow the AC power input to power the first LED driver (32), when the second LED driver circuit is not powered by the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Jie Fu, Liang Shi, Xiao Sun, Jimmy Jiang
  • Publication number: 20190146765
    Abstract: Provided is a method for string comparison. The method includes receiving a plurality of target strings. Each target string of the plurality of target strings comprises a sequence of characters. The method further includes creating a character index for the plurality of target strings having a plurality of entries corresponding to the sequence of characters. The method further includes prioritizing the plurality of entries. The method further includes determining an evaluation method for the plurality of target strings based on the plurality of prioritized entries. The method further includes performing the evaluation method for the plurality of target strings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Xing Xing Pan, Jiu Fu Guo, Xiao Feng Guan, Allan Kielstra
  • Publication number: 20190144173
    Abstract: A beverage container has a base releasably attached to a vessel. A reciprocating nipple is mounted on the base. A flexible conduit mounted at the base is connected to the nipple. The flexible conduit can communicate between the vessel and the nipple. A user can draw liquid from the vessel through the flexible conduit and nipple. An actuating element is mounted on the base and is coupled to the nipple. The actuating element is manually operable to reciprocate the nipple between an extended and a retracted position. Portions of the flexible conduit are adapted to collapse, occlude, and prevent communication of liquid to the nipple in response to motion of the nipple into the retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Zhejiang Huangyan DaFu Plastic Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhou Xiao Fu
  • Publication number: 20190127555
    Abstract: Process for the modification of a surface of a solid substrate comprising treatment of the surface with (i) a solution comprising an organoborane-amine complex and a polymer and subsequently with (ii) a polymerizable compound (herein referred to as “monomer”) and optionally a deblocking agent
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Rainer KLOPSCH, Klaus BREUER, Xiao FU, ChangE Angeline TAN, Marc Rudolf JUNG
  • Patent number: 10141813
    Abstract: A power strut for a vehicle lift gate, has a driver sleeve, a lead screw sleeve, a lead screw and a spring mounted in the lead screw sleeve. A gear reduction mechanism and a motor assembly are mounted in the driver sleeve for driving the lead screw. The motor assembly has a magnet mounting bracket fixed to the driver sleeve and a rotor disposed in the magnet mounting bracket. An end cover and multiple permanent magnets are fixed to the magnet mounting bracket. Each of the magnets is positioned between a corresponding pair of adjacent connecting portions and contacts an inner surface of the driver sleeve, thereby the driver sleeve provides a magnetic path between the magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: JOHNSON ELECTRIC S.A.
    Inventors: Man Iao Cheong, Dennis Francis Gorosin, Xue Song Li, Xiao Fu Gan, Hui Min Xiong