Patents by Inventor Yen-Chi Chang

Yen-Chi Chang 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: 11461126
    Abstract: A method for exchanging data among several enterprise management systems includes receiving and processing data sent by a first system, and recording a task of writing data to a second system in a database of an electronic device, and setting the recorded task as unfinished task. A list of unfinished tasks is acquired from the database in predetermined time period, and a result of query can be generated by searching or interrogating the second system as to the list of unfinished tasks. When the second system has finished the task, the task for writing data in the second system is set as finished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Goldtek Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yen-Ching Lee, Chun-Chi Chen, Po-Sheng Wang, Chih-Yung Chang
  • Patent number: 11446785
    Abstract: Provided herein are chemical-mechanical planarization (CMP) systems and methods to reduce metal particle pollution on dressing disks and polishing pads. Such methods may include contacting a dressing disk and at least one conductive element with an electrolyte solution and applying direct current (DC) power to the dressing disk and the at least one conductive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Chieh Chang, Yen-Ting Chen, Hui-Chi Huang, Kei-Wei Chen
  • Publication number: 20220293650
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a plurality of isolation structures, wherein each isolation structure of the plurality of isolation structures is spaced from an adjacent isolation structure of the plurality of isolation structures in a first direction. The semiconductor device further includes a gate structure. The gate structure includes a top surface; a first sidewall angled at a non-perpendicular angle with respect to the top surface; and a second sidewall angled with respect to the top surface. The gate structure further includes a first horizontal surface extending between the first sidewall and the second sidewall, wherein the first horizontal surface is parallel to the top surface, and a dimension of the gate structure in a second direction, perpendicular to the first direction, is less than a dimension of each of the plurality of isolation structures in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Chia-Yu WEI, Fu-Cheng CHANG, Hsin-Chi CHEN, Ching-Hung KAO, Chia-Pin CHENG, Kuo-Cheng LEE, Hsun-Ying HUANG, Yen-Liang LIN
  • Publication number: 20220267923
    Abstract: A purification apparatus and a method of purifying hot zone parts are provided. The purification apparatus is configured to remove impurities attached on at least one hot zone part. The purification apparatus includes a crystal high temperature furnace, an enclosed box disposed in the crystal high temperature furnace, an outer tube connected to the crystal high temperature furnace and the enclosed box, an inner tube disposed in the outer tube, and a gas inlet cover connected to the outer tube. The crystal high temperature furnace includes a furnace body, a furnace cover, and a thermal field module disposed in the furnace body. The gas inlet cover is configured to input a noble gas into the enclosed box through the inner tube, and the thermal field module is configured to heat the noble gas so that the impurities are heated and vaporized through the noble gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Chung-Sheng Chang, Masami Nakanishi, YU-SHENG SU, YEN-HSUN CHU, YUNG-CHI WU, Yi-Hua Fan
  • Patent number: 11392820
    Abstract: A transpose memory unit for a plurality of multi-bit convolutional neural network based computing-in-memory applications includes a memory cell and a transpose cell. The memory cell stores a weight. The transpose cell is connected to the memory cell and receives the weight from the memory cell. The transpose cell includes an input bit line, at least one first input word line, a first output bit line, at least one second input word line and a second output bit line. One of the at least one first input word line and the at least one second input word line transmits at least one multi-bit input value, and the transpose cell is controlled by the second word line to generate a multiply-accumulate output value on one of the first output bit line and the second output bit line according to the at least one multi-bit input value multiplied by the weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Meng-Fan Chang, Jian-Wei Su, Yen-Chi Chou, Ru-Hui Liu
  • Patent number: 11385270
    Abstract: A capacitance-type sensing system for indirect contact includes a capacitance-type sensor and a grounding conductor. The capacitance-type sensor includes a sensing electrode and a driving circuit electrically connected to the sensing electrode. The driving circuit has a grounding terminal. The grounding conductor is electrically connected to the grounding terminal and configured to contact a grounding surface. A contact area of the grounding conductor is greater than or equal to 3000 mm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignees: Interface Technology (ChengDu) Co., Ltd., Interface Optoelectronics (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., General Interface Solution Limited
    Inventors: Hua-Yueh Hsieh, Hsuan-Yun Lee, Ching-Lin Li, Yen-Heng Huang, Teng-Chi Chang, Bo-Rong Lin
  • Patent number: 11380721
    Abstract: A gate structure includes a gate and a first isolation structure having a top surface and a bottom surface. The gate includes a first sidewall adjacent to the first isolation structure, a second sidewall, a first horizontal surface adjacent to a bottom edge of the first sidewall and a bottom edge of the second sidewall, the first horizontal surface being between the top surface of the first isolation structure and the bottom surface of the first isolation structure. The gate also includes a second horizontal surface adjacent to a top edge of the second sidewall. An effective channel width defined by the gate structure includes a height of the second sidewall and a width of the second horizontal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Chia-Yu Wei, Fu-Cheng Chang, Hsin-Chi Chen, Ching-Hung Kao, Chia-Pin Cheng, Kuo-Cheng Lee, Hsun-Ying Huang, Yen-Liang Lin
  • Patent number: 11380639
    Abstract: Semiconductor device packages and method are provided. A semiconductor device package according to the present disclosure includes a substrate including a first region, a passive device disposed over the first region of the substrate, a contact pad disposed over the passive device, a passivation layer disposed over the contact pad, a recess through the passivation layer, and an under-bump metallization (UBM) layer. The recess exposes the contact pad and the UBM layer includes an upper portion disposed over the passivation layer and a lower portion disposed over a sidewall of the recess. A projection of the upper portion of the UBM layer along a direction perpendicular to the substrate falls within an area of the contact pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Fan Huang, Hui-Chi Chen, Kuo-Chin Chang, Chien-Huang Yeh, Hong-Seng Shue, Dian-Hau Chen, Yen-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 9510783
    Abstract: A system, and a method for its use, provides for placement of a fluid delivery needle into the tail of a laboratory animal. The system includes an animal receiving portion, structure configured to receive, position and restrain a tail of the animal placed in the animal receiving portion and a hollow needle attached to a fluid transfer device. Positioning structure is provided to align the needle and fluid transfer chamber with the restrained tail for proper automated insertion of the needle into a blood vessel within the tail. A lateral actuator operatively connected to the fluid transfer device moves the hollow needle in a forward direction so that it is inserted into the blood vessel of the properly aligned tail. The system can include a computer programmed to automatically perform all of the functions and operate all the components of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Arion-Xenofon F. Hadjioannou, Tsu-Chin Tsao, Brittany N. Berry-Pusey, Yen-Chi Chang
  • Publication number: 20140236045
    Abstract: A system, and a method for its use, provides for placement of a fluid delivery needle into the tail of a laboratory animal. The system includes an animal receiving portion, structure configured to receive, position and restrain a tail of the animal placed in the animal receiving portion and a hollow needle attached to a fluid transfer device. Positioning structure is provided to align the needle and fluid transfer chamber with the restrained tail for proper automated insertion of the needle into a blood vessel within the tail. A lateral actuator operatively connected to the fluid transfer device moves the hollow needle in a forward direction so that it is inserted into the blood vessel of the properly aligned tail. The system can include a computer programmed to automatically perform all of the functions and operate all the components of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Arion-Xenofon F. Hadjioannou, Tsu-Chin Tsao, Brittany N. Berry-Pusey, Yen-Chi Chang