Patents by Inventor YEN-HAO LIN

YEN-HAO 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).

  • Publication number: 20240186148
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes forming a first layer of a first planarizing material over a patterned surface of a substrate, forming a second layer of a second planarizing material over the first planarizing layer, crosslinking a portion of the first planarizing material and a portion of the second planarizing material, and removing a portion of the second planarizing material that is not crosslinked. In an embodiment, the method further includes forming a third layer of a third planarizing material over the second planarizing material after removing the portion of the second planarizing material that is not crosslinked. The third planarizing material can include a bottom anti-reflective coating or a spin-on carbon, and an acid or an acid generator. The first planarizing material can include a spin-on carbon, and an acid, a thermal acid generator or a photoacid generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2024
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yen-Hao CHEN, Wei-Han LAI, Ching-Yu CHANG, Chin-Hsiang LIN
  • Patent number: 11977251
    Abstract: A backlight module including a light guide plate, a light source, an upper prism sheet, and a lower prism sheet is provided. The light guide plate has a light incident surface and a light emitting surface. The upper prism sheet is disposed at a side of the light emitting surface of the light guide plate. The upper prism sheet includes an upper substrate and first prism microstructures. Cross-sections of the first prism microstructures are isosceles triangles, and apex angles thereof fall within a range of 80 to 90 degrees. The lower prism sheet is disposed between the light guide plate and the upper prism sheet. The lower prism sheet includes a lower substrate and second prism microstructures. Cross-sections of the second prism microstructures are isosceles triangles, and apex angles thereof fall within a range of 100 to 130 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Hsiang Hsu, Yen-Hao Lin, Wei-Hsuan Cheng
  • Publication number: 20240145379
    Abstract: Methods and semiconductor devices are provided. A method includes determining a location of a polyimide opening (PIO) corresponding to an under-bump metallization (UBM) feature in a die. The die includes a substrate and an interconnect structure over the substrate. The method also includes determining a location of a stacked via structure in the interconnect structure based on the location of the PIO. The method further includes forming, in the interconnect structure, the stacked via structure comprising at most three stacked contact vias at the location of the PIO.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2023
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: Yen-Kun Lai, Wei-Hsiang Tu, Ching-Ho Cheng, Cheng-Nan Lin, Chiang-Jui Chu, Chien Hao Hsu, Kuo-Chin Chang, Mirng-Ji Lii
  • Patent number: 11961884
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a semiconductor device with a fill structure. The semiconductor structure includes first and second fin structures on a substrate, an isolation region on the substrate and between the first and second fin structures, a first gate structure disposed on the first fin structure and the isolation region, a second gate structure disposed on the second fin structure and the isolation region, and the fill structure on the isolation region and between the first and second gate structures. The fill structure includes a dielectric structure between the first and second gate structures and an air gap enclosed by the dielectric structure. The air gap is below top surfaces of the first and second fin structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsiu-Yung Lin, Yen Chuang, Min-Hao Hong
  • Publication number: 20240106104
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a device body and an antenna module disposed in the device body and including a conductive structure and a coaxial cable including a core wire, a shielding layer wrapping the core wire, and an outer jacket wrapping the shielding layer. The conductive structure includes a structure body and a slot formed on the structure body and penetrating the structure body in a thickness direction of the structure body. A section of the shielding layer extends from the outer jacket and is connected to the structure body. A physical portion of the structure body and the section of the shielding layer are respectively located on two opposite sides of the slot in a width direction of the slot. A section of the core wire extends from the section of the shielding layer and overlaps the slot and the physical portion in the thickness direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Hung-Yu Yeh, Shih-Chia Liu, Yen-Hao Yu, Li-Chun Lee, Chih-Heng Lin, Jui-Hung Lai
  • Patent number: 11935757
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes forming a first layer of a first planarizing material over a patterned surface of a substrate, forming a second layer of a second planarizing material over the first planarizing layer, crosslinking a portion of the first planarizing material and a portion of the second planarizing material, and removing a portion of the second planarizing material that is not crosslinked. In an embodiment, the method further includes forming a third layer of a third planarizing material over the second planarizing material after removing the portion of the second planarizing material that is not crosslinked. The third planarizing material can include a bottom anti-reflective coating or a spin-on carbon, and an acid or an acid generator. The first planarizing material can include a spin-on carbon, and an acid, a thermal acid generator or a photoacid generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yen-Hao Chen, Wei-Han Lai, Ching-Yu Chang, Chin-Hsiang Lin
  • Publication number: 20240085613
    Abstract: A backlight module includes a light guide plate, a light source, a first prism sheet, and a second prism sheet. The light source is disposed on a light incident surface of the light guide plate. The first prism sheet is disposed on a side of a light exiting surface of the light guide plate and has multiple first prism structures facing the light guide plate. The second prism sheet has multiple second prism structures facing the light guide plate. An included angle between an extending direction of the first prism structures and an extending direction of the second prism structures is greater than or equal to 85 degrees and less than or equal to 95 degrees. An included angle between the extending direction of the second prism structures and the light incident surface is greater than or equal to 85 degrees and less than or equal to 95 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicants: Coretronic Optics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Hsiang Hsu, Yen-Hao Lin, Wen-Pin Yang
  • Publication number: 20240087915
    Abstract: A bonding tool includes a gas supply line that may extend directly between valves associated with one or more gas supply tanks and a processing chamber such that gas supply line is uninterrupted without any intervening valves or other types of structures that might otherwise cause a pressure buildup in the gas supply line between the processing chamber and the valves associated with the one or more gas supply tanks. The pressure in the gas supply line may be maintained at or near the pressure in the processing chamber so that gas provided to the processing chamber through the gas supply line does not cause a pressure imbalance in the processing chamber, which might otherwise cause early or premature contact between semiconductor substrates that are to be bonded in the processing chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Yen-Hao HUANG, Chun-Yi CHEN, I-Shi WANG, Yin-Tun CHOU, Yuan-Hsin CHI, Sheng-Yuan LIN
  • Patent number: 11923886
    Abstract: An antenna device and a method for configuring the same are provided. The antenna device includes a grounding metal, a grounding part, a radiating part, a feeding part, a proximity sensor, and a sensing metal. The radiating part is electrically connected to the grounding metal through the grounding part. The feeding part is coupled to the grounding metal through a feeding point. The sensing metal is electrically connected to the proximity sensor. The sensing metal is separated from the radiating part at a distance. The distance is less than or equal to one thousandth of a wavelength corresponding to an operating frequency of the antenna device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jhih-Ciang Chen, Shih-Chia Liu, Yen-Hao Yu, Li-Chun Lee, Yan-Ming Lin, Jui-Hung Lai
  • Patent number: 11724250
    Abstract: A supported catalyst system is based on a transition metal carbene including the moiety M1=CR*)2, wherein M1 is the transition metal and R* is hydrogen or a C1-C8 hydrocarbyl. The catalyst system can be supported on a metal oxide support such as silica or the catalyst can be self-supporting. Methods of making the catalyst system can involve precursors based on and/or reacted with aluminum alkyls, halides, and/or alkoxides. Methods of polymerizing cyclic olefins with the catalyst system can obtain polyalkenamers, cyclic olefin polymers, cyclic olefin copolymers, and other metathesis reaction products. The supported catalyst and/or monomer can be recovered and recycled to the polymerization reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Lubin Luo, Edward J. Blok, Alan A. Galuska, Anupriya Jain, Alexander V. Zabula, Yen-Hao Lin
  • Publication number: 20230242745
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a catalyst system comprising the product of a catalyst compound capable of making crystalline material (such as isotactic PP) and a second catalyst compound capable of making non-diene-containing-amorphous material and diene-containing-elastomeric material. The catalyst system of the present disclosure may further comprise a support material (or product thereof) having one or more of: a surface area of from 400 m2/g to 800 m2/g; an average pore diameter of 90 Angstroms or greater; an average particle size of 60 ?m or greater; 40% or greater of the incremental pore volume comprising pores having a pore diameter larger than 100 Angstroms or greater; and sub-particles having an average particle size in the range of 0.01 ?m to 5 ?m. In another embodiment, a propylene polymer composition includes: isotactic polypropylene; 5 wt % or greater of atactic polypropylene, based on the weight of the composition; and an ethylene-propylene-diene terpolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Inventors: Lubin Luo, Sudhin Datta, Andy H. Tsou, Jo Ann M. Canich, Yen-Hao Lin, Anupriya Jain, Jacqueline A. Lovell
  • Patent number: 11520099
    Abstract: A backlight module including a light source, a light guiding element, a brightness enhancement component, and a reflecting part is provided. A plate body of the light guiding element has an upper surface, a lower surface, and a light incident surface. A plurality of optical microstructures of the light guiding element are formed on the lower surface. The brightness enhancement component is disposed on a side of the upper surface. The brightness enhancement component includes two brightness enhancement films having a plurality of prism structures and disposed perpendicular to each other. The reflecting part is disposed on a side of the lower surface in the light guiding element. Each of the optical microstructures has a light receiving surface and a shady surface, and an angle between the light receiving surface and the lower surface is ranged between 2 degrees and 12 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Yan-Ching Lin, Yen-Hao Lin
  • Publication number: 20220146735
    Abstract: A backlight module including a light source, a light guiding element, a brightness enhancement component, and a reflecting part is provided. A plate body of the light guiding element has an upper surface, a lower surface, and a light incident surface. A plurality of optical microstructures of the light guiding element are formed on the lower surface. The brightness enhancement component is disposed on a side of the upper surface. The brightness enhancement component includes two brightness enhancement films having a plurality of prism structures and disposed perpendicular to each other. The reflecting part is disposed on a side of the lower surface in the light guiding element. Each of the optical microstructures has a light receiving surface and a shady surface, and an angle between the light receiving surface and the lower surface is ranged between 2 degrees and 12 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Yan-Ching Lin, Yen-Hao Lin
  • Publication number: 20220113591
    Abstract: A diffusion plate has a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other, and includes a plurality of first prism pillars and a plurality of second prism pillars. The first prism pillars are disposed on the first surface. An angle range of a first apex angle of the first prism pillar is 60° to 90°. The second prism pillars are disposed on the second surface. An angle range of a second apex angle of the second prism pillar is 60° to 90°. The first prism pillars are arranged along a first direction. The second prism pillars are arranged along a second direction. The first direction is substantially perpendicular to the second direction. A backlight module using the diffusion plate is also provided. The diffusion plate and the backlight module can improve the brightness uniformity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: LIANG-KUO TSAO, YEN-HAO LIN, WEN-PIN YANG
  • Patent number: 11034827
    Abstract: Heterophasic copolymers of propylene and an alpha olefin comonomer having a matrix phase and a fill phase, particularly, a heterophasic copolymer having a high fill phase content (greater than or equal to 50%), are provided herein. Polymerization methods and catalyst systems for producing such heterophasic copolymers are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Lubin Luo, Xin Chen, Yen-Hao Lin, Anupriya Jain, Matthew S. Bedoya, Medrado M. Leal, Rebecca C. Savage, Rachel G. Terry, Sergey Yakovlev
  • Patent number: 10670791
    Abstract: A surface light source assembly includes at least one light emitting element, a light guide plate and a reflective sheet. Each of the light emitting elements has an annular light emitting side surface. The light guide plate has a bottom surface and a light exit surface opposite to the bottom surface. The bottom surface has at least one accommodating recess to accommodate at least one light emitting element. Each of the accommodating recesses has a light incident surface. The bottom surface further has a flat portion and at least one inclined surface portion. Each of the inclined surface portions is connected between the flat portion and the light incident surface of the corresponding accommodating recess. The reflective sheet is disposed below the flat portion. A light source module having the surface light source assembly is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Hua Chen, Fan-Chun Lin, Chung-Hung Fang, Yen-Hao Lin
  • Publication number: 20200094234
    Abstract: A process to form a cyclic olefin polymerization catalyst which includes contacting a metal alkoxide with a transition metal halide to form a transition metal precatalyst, and contacting the transition metal precatalyst with a metal alkyl activator to form the activated catalyst comprising a transition metal carbene moiety. A cyclic olefin polymerization process is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Lubin Luo, Edward J. Blok, Alan A. Galuska, Anupriya Jain, Alexander V. Zabula, Yen-Hao Lin
  • Publication number: 20200094233
    Abstract: A supported catalyst system is based on a transition metal carbene including the moiety M1=CR*)2, wherein M1 is the transition metal and R* is hydrogen or a C1-C8 hydrocarbyl. The catalyst system can be supported on a metal oxide support such as silica or the catalyst can be self-supporting. Methods of making the catalyst system can involve precursors based on and/or reacted with aluminum alkyls, halides, and/or alkoxides. Methods of polymerizing cyclic olefins with the catalyst system can obtain polyalkenamers, cyclic olefin polymers, cyclic olefin copolymers, and other metathesis reaction products. The supported catalyst and/or monomer can be recovered and recycled to the polymerization reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Lubin Luo, Edward J. Blok, Alan A. Galuska, Anupriya Jain, Alexander V. Zabula, Yen-Hao Lin
  • Publication number: 20190330460
    Abstract: Heterophasic copolymers of propylene and an alpha olefin comonomer having a matrix phase and a fill phase, particularly, a heterophasic copolymer having a high fill phase content (greater than or equal to 50%), are provided herein. Polymerization methods and catalyst systems for producing such heterophasic copolymers are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Lubin Luo, Xin Chen, Yen-Hao Lin, Anupriya Jain, Matthew S. Bedoya, Medrado M. Leal, Rebecca C. Savage, Rachel G. Terry, Sergey Yakovlev
  • Publication number: 20190227214
    Abstract: A surface light source assembly includes at least one light emitting element, a light guide plate and a reflective sheet. Each of the light emitting elements has an annular light emitting side surface. The light guide plate has a bottom surface and a light exit surface opposite to the bottom surface. The bottom surface has at least one accommodating recess to accommodate at least one light emitting element. Each of the accommodating recesses has a light incident surface. The bottom surface further has a flat portion and at least one inclined surface portion. Each of the inclined surface portions is connected between the flat portion and the light incident surface of the corresponding accommodating recess. The reflective sheet is disposed below the flat portion. A light source module having the surface light source assembly is further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: HUA CHEN, FAN-CHUN LIN, CHUNG-HUNG FANG, YEN-HAO LIN