Patents by Inventor Yi-Ting Liao

Yi-Ting Liao 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: 11126780
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for automatic net grouping and routing are described. Some embodiments can determine a set of net groups by automatically grouping nets that have (1) a same pin count, (2) a pin direction type that is in a predefined set of pin direction types, and (3) a pin order type that is in a predefined set of pin order types. Next, the embodiments can generate routing guidance by performing trunk planning for each net group. The embodiments can then perform detailed routing for each net in each net group by using the routing guidance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Synopsys, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Ting Chung, Kuan-Yu Liao, Shih-Pin Hung, Kaichih Chi, Bing Chen, Chun-Cheng Chi
  • Publication number: 20210288094
    Abstract: A solid-state image sensor with pixels each including a photoelectric conversion portion made of a second type doped semiconductor layer and a semiconductor material layer, and the second type doped semiconductor layer contacts a first type doped semiconductor substrate. An anti-reflective portion is provided with multiple micro pillars on the semiconductor material layer, wherein micro pillars are isolated by recesses extending into the photoelectric conversion portion, and the refractive index of the micro pillar gradually decreases from bottom to top and is smaller than the refractive index of the light-receiving portion of the semiconductor material layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Shih-Ping Lee, Yi-Ping Lin, Yu-Ching Liao, Ya-Ting Chen, Hsin-Ying Tung
  • Patent number: 11106000
    Abstract: A driving mechanism for supporting an optical member is provided, including a base, a frame, a movable portion, a driving module, and an adhesive member. The base includes a plurality of first sidewalls, and at least one recess is formed on the first sidewalls. The frame includes a plurality of second sidewalls, and at least one opening is formed on the second sidewalls. The base and the frame form a hollow box, and the opening corresponds to the recess. The movable portion and the driving module are disposed in the hollow box. The driving module can drive the movable portion to move relative to the base. The adhesive member is accommodated in the opening and the recess, and extended along the first sidewalls. The adhesive member is disposed between the first sidewalls and the second sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Bing-Ru Song, Yi-Ho Chen, Chia-Pin Hsu, Chih-Wei Weng, Shin-Hua Chen, Chien-Lun Huang, Chao-Chun Chang, Shou-Jen Liu, Kun-Shih Lin, Nai-Wen Hsu, Yu-Cheng Lin, Shang-Yu Hsu, Yu-Huai Liao, Yi-Hsin Nieh, Shih-Ting Huang, Kuo-Chun Kao, Fu-Yuan Wu
  • Publication number: 20210265285
    Abstract: A device includes an outer seal ring, an integrated circuit, and an inner seal ring. The outer seal ring forms a first closed loop. The integrated circuit is surrounded by the outer seal ring. The inner seal ring is between the outer seal ring and the integrated circuit. The inner seal ring forms a second closed loop that defines an enclosed region external to the integrated circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming-Hui YANG, Chun-Ting LIAO, Yi-Te CHEN, Chen-Yuan CHEN, Ho-Chun LIOU
  • Patent number: 10290710
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and a method of forming the same, the semiconductor device includes a substrate, a first gradient layer, two source/drain structures, a second gradient layer, and a gate. The first gradient layer is disposed on the substrate. The two source/drain structures are separately disposed on the first gradient layer. The second gradient layer is disposed on the two source/drain structures and the first gradient layer, and a second portion of the second gradient layer directly contacts a first portion of the first gradient layer. The gate is disposed on the second gradient layer, between the two source/drain structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Kuo-Chih Lai, Ming-Chang Lu, Wei Chen, Hui-Lin Wang, Yi-Ting Liao, Chin-Fu Lin
  • Publication number: 20190074357
    Abstract: A semiconductor device and a method of forming the same, the semiconductor device includes a substrate, a first gradient layer, two source/drain structures, a second gradient layer, and a gate. The first gradient layer is disposed on the substrate. The two source/drain structures are separately disposed on the first gradient layer. The second gradient layer is disposed on the two source/drain structures and the first gradient layer, and a second portion of the second gradient layer directly contacts a first portion of the first gradient layer. The gate is disposed on the second gradient layer, between the two source/drain structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Kuo-Chih Lai, Ming-Chang Lu, Wei Chen, Hui-Lin Wang, Yi-Ting Liao, Chin-Fu Lin
  • Patent number: 8954717
    Abstract: A system capable of booting through a Universal Serial Bus device includes a Universal Serial Bus port, an embedded controller, a platform control hub, and a basic input/output system. The embedded controller is used for generating a boot signal when the system is powered off and at least one Universal Serial Bus device is plugged into the Universal Serial Bus port. The platform control hub is woken up according to the boot signal. The basic input/output system has boot sequence setting values. The basic input/output system first starts to boot the at least one Universal Serial Bus device through the platform control hub according to the boot sequence setting values when the basic input/output system is woken up according to the boot signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Yi-Ting Liao
  • Publication number: 20130061030
    Abstract: A system capable of booting through a Universal Serial Bus device includes a Universal Serial Bus port, an embedded controller, a platform control hub, and a basic input/output system. The embedded controller is used for generating a boot signal when the system is powered off and at least one Universal Serial Bus device is plugged into the Universal Serial Bus port. The platform control hub is restored according to the boot signal. The basic input/output system has boot sequence setting values. The basic input/output system first starts to boot the at least one Universal Serial Bus device through the platform control hub according to the boot sequence setting values when the basic input/output system is restored according to the boot signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Yi-Ting Liao
  • Publication number: 20120124399
    Abstract: A power control method for a computer system is disclosed. The computer system establishes wireless connection with a handheld equipment via a wireless communication interface. The power control method includes receiving a sound signal transmitted from the handheld equipment via the wireless communication interface when the computer system operates in a shut-down state, recognizing the sound signal to generate a recognition result, and starting the computer system when the recognition result indicates that the sound signal conforms to a start command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: Yi-Ting Liao
  • Publication number: 20120038158
    Abstract: A wind power generating module for use with an electric scooter is disclosed. The wind power generating module is installed on an electric scooter and includes: at least one fan blade being driven to rotate by external air introduced into the wind power generating module while the electric scooter is moving; a disc type generator with a rotor configured to rotate in conjunction with the fan blades and generate electric power; a duct circumferentially disposed at an outermost portion of the fan blades and having an opening, the opening receiving the fan blades, wherein the opening has a front opening portion functioning as an inlet for the external air and a rear opening portion functioning as an outlet for the external air, the front opening portion being smaller than the rear opening portion; a front protective cover and a rear protective cover disposed at the inlet and the outlet, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Tzeng-Yuan CHEN, Yi-Ting Liao
  • Publication number: 20120038159
    Abstract: A wind power generating device for use with a vehicle is provided. The wind power generating device is disposed in a front side of an engine chamber of the vehicle and includes: at least one fan blade being driven to rotate by a current of external air introduced into the engine chamber in a manner of natural feeding while the vehicle is moving; a power generator for operating in conjunction with the fan blades and generating electric power; a duct circumferentially disposed at an outermost portion of the fan blades and having an opening, the opening receiving the fan blades, wherein the opening has a front opening portion functioning as a inlet for the external air and a rear opening portion functioning as an outlet for the external air, and the front opening portion being smaller than the rear opening portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Tzeng-Yuan CHEN, Yean-Der Kuan, Yi-Ting Liao
  • Patent number: 8110520
    Abstract: A method of preparing carbon-coated metal oxide nano-particles and carbon-coated metal oxide nano-particles prepared with the same method are described. The method includes the following steps at least. A precursor of a polymer is polymerized on metal oxide nano-particles to form polymer-coated metal oxide nano-particles. Then, pyrolysis is conducted to carbonize the polymer coated on the metal oxide nano-particles, so as to form carbon-coated metal oxide nano-particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Chia-Min Yang, Yu-Chuan Hsu, Huang-Ching Lin, Yi-Ting Liao, Chien-Wei Lue
  • Publication number: 20100035750
    Abstract: A method of preparing carbon-coated metal oxide nano-particles and carbon-coated metal oxide nano-particles prepared with the same method are described. The method includes the following steps at least. A precursor of a polymer is polymerized on metal oxide nano-particles to form polymer-coated metal oxide nano-particles. Then, pyrolysis is conducted to carbonize the polymer coated on the metal oxide nano-particles, so as to form carbon-coated metal oxide nano-particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Chia-Min Yang, Yu-Chuan Hsu, Huang-Ching Lin, Yi-Ting Liao, Chien-Wei Lue
  • Patent number: 7494893
    Abstract: In one embodiment, wafers are processed to build test structures in the wafers. The wafers may be processed in tools of process steps belonging to a process module. The test structures may be tested to obtain defectivity data. Tool process parameters may be monitored and collected as process tool data. Other information about the wafers, such as metrology data and product layout attribute, may also be collected. A model describing the relationship between the defectivity data and process tool data may be created and thereafter used to relate the process tool data to a yield of the process module. The model may initially be an initial model using process tool data from a limited number of test wafers that contain test structures. The model may also be an expanded model using process tool data from product wafers containing embedded test structures in areas with no product devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: PDF Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Inani, Brian E. Stine, Marci Yi-Ting Liao, Senthil Arthanari, Michael V. Williamson, Spencer B. Graves, Guanyuan M. Yu