Patents by Inventor Ya-Shiuan Lin

Ya-Shiuan Lin 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: 10766841
    Abstract: A method of preparing bio-polyols from epoxidized fatty acid esters, wherein the bio-polyols are synthesized via hydroxylation with epoxidized fatty acid esters and ring-opening reagent, using the acidic ionic liquids as catalysts. The bio-polyols are used to synthesize bio-polyurethane and bio-polyurethane foams. The acidic ionic liquids in this process is used in esterification, epoxidation, and ring-opening reaction to synthesize bio-polyols. The ionic liquids catalysts have several advantages such as easy to separate, reusable, and may reduce pollution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: CPC Corporation
    Inventors: You-Liang Tu, Ya-Shiuan Lin, Ming-Tsang Tsai, Chiu-Ping Li
  • Publication number: 20200148614
    Abstract: A method of preparing bio-polyols from epoxidized fatty acid esters, wherein the bio-polyols are synthesized via hydroxylation with epoxidized fatty acid esters and ring-opening reagent, using the acidic ionic liquids as catalysts. The bio-polyols are used to synthesize bio-polyurethane and bio-polyurethane foams. The acidic ionic liquids in this process is used in esterification, epoxidation, and ring-opening reaction to synthesize bio-polyols. The ionic liquids catalysts have several advantages such as easy to separate, reusable, and may reduce pollution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: You-Liang Tu, Ya-Shiuan Lin, Ming-Tsang Tsai, Chiu-Ping Li
  • Publication number: 20200152763
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate generally to forming an effective metal diffusion barrier in sidewalls of epitaxy source/drain regions. In an embodiment, a structure includes an active area having a source/drain region on a substrate, a dielectric layer over the active area and having a sidewall aligned with the sidewall of the source/drain region, and a conductive feature along the sidewall of the dielectric layer to the source/drain region. The source/drain region has a sidewall and a lateral surface extending laterally from the sidewall of the source/drain region, and the source/drain region further includes a nitrided region extending laterally from the sidewall of the source/drain region into the source/drain region. The conductive feature includes a silicide region along the lateral surface of the source/drain region and along at least a portion of the sidewall of the source/drain region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Yu-Wen Cheng, Cheng-Tung Lin, Chih-Wei Chang, Hong-Mao Lee, Ming-Hsing Tsai, Sheng-Hsuan Lin, Wei-Jung Lin, Yan-Ming Tsai, Yu-Shiuan Wang, Hung-Hsu Chen, Wei-Yip Loh, Ya-Yi Cheng
  • Patent number: 10535748
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate generally to forming an effective metal diffusion barrier in sidewalls of epitaxy source/drain regions. In an embodiment, a structure includes an active area having a source/drain region on a substrate, a dielectric layer over the active area and having a sidewall aligned with the sidewall of the source/drain region, and a conductive feature along the sidewall of the dielectric layer to the source/drain region. The source/drain region has a sidewall and a lateral surface extending laterally from the sidewall of the source/drain region, and the source/drain region further includes a nitrided region extending laterally from the sidewall of the source/drain region into the source/drain region. The conductive feature includes a silicide region along the lateral surface of the source/drain region and along at least a portion of the sidewall of the source/drain region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Wen Cheng, Cheng-Tung Lin, Chih-Wei Chang, Hong-Mao Lee, Ming-Hsing Tsai, Sheng-Hsuan Lin, Wei-Jung Lin, Yan-Ming Tsai, Yu-Shiuan Wang, Hung-Hsu Chen, Wei-Yip Loh, Ya-Yi Cheng
  • Publication number: 20190273147
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate generally to forming an effective metal diffusion barrier in sidewalls of epitaxy source/drain regions. In an embodiment, a structure includes an active area having a source/drain region on a substrate, a dielectric layer over the active area and having a sidewall aligned with the sidewall of the source/drain region, and a conductive feature along the sidewall of the dielectric layer to the source/drain region. The source/drain region has a sidewall and a lateral surface extending laterally from the sidewall of the source/drain region, and the source/drain region further includes a nitrided region extending laterally from the sidewall of the source/drain region into the source/drain region. The conductive feature includes a silicide region along the lateral surface of the source/drain region and along at least a portion of the sidewall of the source/drain region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Wen CHENG, Cheng-Tung LIN, Chih-Wei CHANG, Hong-Mao LEE, Ming-Hsing TSAI, Sheng-Hsuan LIN, Wei-Jung LIN, Yan-Ming TSAI, Yu-Shiuan WANG, Hung-Hsu CHEN, Wei-Yip LOH, Ya-Yi CHENG
  • Patent number: 10093636
    Abstract: Synthesizing bio-plasticizers with acidic ionic liquids as catalysts. The acidic ionic liquids are Bronsted acidic ionic liquids, which are composed of alkyl sulfone pyridinium and strong Bronsted acid. Epoxidized fatty acid alkyl esters could be obtained via epoxidation of fatty acid alkyl esters using the acidic ionic liquids as catalysts. The epoxidized fatty acid alkyl esters perform well as bio-plasticizers, which could be substituted for phthalate ester plasticizers. The acidic ionic liquids catalysts provide good catalytic performance, are easy to separate, reusable, and may reduce corrosion of pipelines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CPC CORPORATION, TAIWAN
    Inventors: You-Liang Tu, Ya-Shiuan Lin, Ming-Tsang Tsai, Chiu-Ping Li, Jung-Chung Wu
  • Publication number: 20180037561
    Abstract: Synthesizing bio-plasticizers with acidic ionic liquids as catalysts. The acidic ionic liquids are Bronsted acidic ionic liquids, which are composed of alkyl sulfone pyridinium and strong Bronsted acid. Epoxidized fatty acid alkyl esters could be obtained via epoxidation of fatty acid alkyl esters using the acidic ionic liquids as catalysts. The epoxidized fatty acid alkyl esters perform well as bio-plasticizers, which could be substituted for phthalate ester plasticizers. The acidic ionic liquids catalysts provide good catalytic performance, are easy to separate, reusable, and may reduce corrosion of pipelines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: You-Liang Tu, Ya-Shiuan Lin, Ming-Tsang Tsai, Chiu-Ping Li, Jung-Chung Wu
  • Patent number: 7122792
    Abstract: The invention provides a simple, rapid and cost-effective metal oxide-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MOALDI MS) without the addition of light-absorbing organic-matrix, comprising the use of (a) an inorganic metal oxide with light absorbing capability as an assisting material to render desorption/ionization of samples in laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry and (b) a citric acid buffer as the proton source for enhancing the ionization efficiency for analytes. Metal oxide assisting materials is not only restricted to the uses of films. Metal oxide nanoparticles are also suitable to be used as the assisting materials. Low matrix background, stable surface feature, homogeneous sample deposition, and wide detectable mass range are the merits of MOALDI MS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: National Chiao Tung University
    Inventors: Yu-Chie Chen, Cheng-Tai Chen, Ya-Shiuan Lin
  • Publication number: 20060145068
    Abstract: The invention provides a simple, rapid and cost-effective metal oxide-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MOALDI MS) without the addition of light-absorbing organic-matrix, comprising the use of (a) an inorganic metal oxide with light absorbing capability as an assisting material to render desorption/ionization of samples in laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry and (b) a citric acid buffer as the proton source for enhancing the iorization efficiency for analytes. Metal oxide assisting materials is not only restricted to the uses of films. Metal oxide nanoparticles are also suitable to be used as the assisting materials. Low matrix background, stable surface feature, homogeneous sample deposition, and wide detectable mass range are the merits of MOALDI MS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Publication date: July 6, 2006
    Inventors: Yu-Chie Chen, Cheng-Tai Chen, Ya-Shiuan Lin