Patents by Inventor Yu-Jie Huang

Yu-Jie Huang 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: 20210148856
    Abstract: A biologically sensitive field effect transistor includes a substrate, a first control gate and a second control gate. The substrate has a first side and a second side opposite to the first side, a source region and a drain region. The first control gate is disposed on the first side of the substrate. The second control gate is disposed on the second side of the substrate. The second control gate includes a sensing film disposed on the second side of the substrate. A voltage biasing between the source region and the second control gate is smaller than a threshold voltage of the second control gate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Jie HUANG, Jui-Cheng HUANG, Cheng-Hsiang HSIEH
  • Patent number: 11010893
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an image identifying method and an image identifying device. The method includes: retrieving a first computer tomographic (CT) image including a plurality of first pixels; retrieving a plurality of second pixels from the first pixels, and generating a second CT image based on the second pixels; performing a contrast enhancement algorithm on the second CT image to adjust a contrast of the second CT image; identifying a first image region in the second CT image to generate a third CT image, wherein the first image region includes a first object; dividing the third CT image into a plurality of sub-images, and only reserving a specific image region corresponding to the first object in each sub-image; combining the sub-images into a fourth CT image; and identifying an object type of the first object based on the fourth CT image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Zhe-Yu Lin, Zhao-Yuan Lin, Yu-Jie Huang, Yi-Sheng Chao, Chun-Peng Hsu
  • Publication number: 20210116413
    Abstract: A bioFET device includes a semiconductor substrate having a first surface and an opposite, parallel second surface and a plurality of bioFET sensors on the semiconductor substrate. Each of the bioFET sensors includes a gate formed on the first surface of the semiconductor substrate and a channel region formed within the semiconductor substrate beneath the gate and between source/drain (S/D) regions in the semiconductor substrate. The channel region includes a portion of the second surface of the semiconductor substrate. An isolation layer is disposed on the second surface of the semiconductor substrate. The isolation layer has an opening positioned over the channel region of more than one bioFET sensor of the plurality of bioFET sensors. An interface layer is disposed on the channel region of the more than one bioFET sensor in the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jui-Cheng HUANG, Yi-Hsien CHANG, Chin-Hua WEN, Chun-Ren CHENG, Shih-Fen HUANG, Tung-Tsun CHEN, Yu-Jie HUANG, Ching-Hui LIN, Sean CHENG, Hector CHANG
  • Patent number: 10876998
    Abstract: A biologically sensitive field effect transistor includes a substrate, a first control gate and a second control gate. The substrate has a first side and a second side opposite to the first side, a source region and a drain region. The first control gate is disposed on the first side of the substrate. The second control gate is disposed on the second side of the substrate. The second control gate includes a sensing film disposed on the second side of the substrate. A voltage biasing between the source region and the second control gate is smaller than a threshold voltage of the second control gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Yu-Jie Huang, Jui-Cheng Huang, Cheng-Hsiang Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10876997
    Abstract: A bioFET device includes a semiconductor substrate having a first surface and an opposite, parallel second surface and a plurality of bioFET sensors on the semiconductor substrate. Each of the bioFET sensors includes a gate formed on the first surface of the semiconductor substrate and a channel region formed within the semiconductor substrate beneath the gate and between source/drain (S/D) regions in the semiconductor substrate. The channel region includes a portion of the second surface of the semiconductor substrate. An isolation layer is disposed on the second surface of the semiconductor substrate. The isolation layer has an opening positioned over the channel region of more than one bioFET sensor of the plurality of bioFET sensors. An interface layer is disposed on the channel region of the more than one bioFET sensor in the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Jui-Cheng Huang, Yi-Hsien Chang, Chin-Hua Wen, Chun-Ren Cheng, Shih-Fen Huang, Tung-Tsun Chen, Yu-Jie Huang, Ching-Hui Lin, Sean Cheng, Hector Chang
  • Patent number: 10868559
    Abstract: A readout circuit that includes an amplifier circuitry, an analog-to-digital converter, a feedback circuit and a control logic is introduced. The amplifier circuitry may receive and amplify a differential signal that is obtained according to an input signal and a feedback signal to generate an amplified signal. The analog-to-digital converter is configured to convert the amplified signal to generate a n-bit digital code, wherein n is a positive integer. The feedback circuit is configured to search and generate a m-bit digital code based on a value of the n-bit digital code and convert the m-bit digital code to generate the feedback signal, wherein m is a positive integer. The control logic is coupled to the analog-to-digital converter and the feedback circuit, and configured to control the analog-to-digital converter and the feedback circuit. A multi-bit digital output of the readout circuit is generated according to the n-bit digital code and the m-bit digital code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Jie Huang, Jui-Cheng Huang
  • Patent number: 10866209
    Abstract: A microfluidic system includes a semiconductor substrate having a first surface and an opposite, parallel second surface, a first bioFET sensor and a second bioFET sensor. An isolation layer is disposed on the second surface of the semiconductor substrate and has a first opening over the first bioFET sensor and a second opening over the second bioFET sensor. An interface layer is disposed in at least each of the first opening and the second opening. The system includes a readout circuit having a differential amplifier designed to measure a difference between signals associated with the first bioFET sensor and the second bioFET sensor. The system also includes a microfluidic network designed to deliver fluid to the interface layer disposed in each of the first opening and the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Allen Timothy Chang, Jui-Cheng Huang, Tung-Tsun Chen, Yu-Jie Huang, Penny Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20200348282
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a circuit layer and a nanopore layer. The nanopore layer is formed on the circuit layer and is formed with a pore therethrough. The circuit layer includes a circuit unit configured to drive a biomolecule through the pore and to detect a current associated with a resistance of the nanopore layer, whereby a characteristic of the biomolecule can be determined using the currents detected by the circuit unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Kun-Lung Chen, Tung-Tsun Chen, Cheng-Hsiang Hsieh, Yu-Jie Huang, Jui-Cheng Huang
  • Publication number: 20200333320
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a circuit layer and a nanopore layer. The nanopore layer is formed on the circuit layer and is formed with a pore therethrough. The circuit layer includes a circuit unit configured to drive a biomolecule through the pore and to detect a current associated with a resistance of the nanopore layer, whereby a characteristic of the biomolecule can be determined using the currents detected by the circuit unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Kun-Lung Chen, Tung-Tsun Chen, Cheng-Hsiang Hsieh, Yu-Jie Huang, Jui-Cheng Huang
  • Publication number: 20200302597
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an image identifying method and an image identifying device. The method includes: retrieving a first computer tomographic (CT) image including a plurality of first pixels; retrieving a plurality of second pixels from the first pixels, and generating a second CT image based on the second pixels; performing a contrast enhancement algorithm on the second CT image to adjust a contrast of the second CT image; identifying a first image region in the second CT image to generate a third CT image, wherein the first image region includes a first object; dividing the third CT image into a plurality of sub-images, and only reserving a specific image region corresponding to the first object in each sub-image; combining the sub-images into a fourth CT image; and identifying an object type of the first object based on the fourth CT image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Zhe-Yu Lin, Zhao-Yuan Lin, Yu-Jie Huang, Yi-Sheng Chao, Chun-Peng Hsu
  • Patent number: 10712333
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a circuit layer and a nanopore layer. The nanopore layer is formed on the circuit layer and is formed with a pore therethrough. The circuit layer includes a circuit unit configured to drive a biomolecule through the pore and to detect a current associated with a resistance of the nanopore layer, whereby a characteristic of the biomolecule can be determined using the currents detected by the circuit unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited
    Inventors: Kun-Lung Chen, Tung-Tsun Chen, Cheng-Hsiang Hsieh, Yu-Jie Huang, Jui-Cheng Huang
  • Publication number: 20200132621
    Abstract: Various bioFET sensor readout circuits and their methods of operation are described. A readout circuit includes a plurality of logic gates coupled in cascade, a delay extractor, and a counting module. Each logic gate of the plurality of logic gates includes at least one bioFET sensor. The delay extractor is designed to generate a pulse-width signal based on a time difference between an output signal from the plurality of logic gates and a reference signal. The counting module is designed to receive the pulse-width signal and output a digital count corresponding to a width of the pulse-width signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Jie HUANG, Jui-Cheng HUANG
  • Publication number: 20200116668
    Abstract: A microfluidic system includes a semiconductor substrate having a first surface and an opposite, parallel second surface, a first bioFET sensor and a second bioFET sensor. An isolation layer is disposed on the second surface of the semiconductor substrate and has a first opening over the first bioFET sensor and a second opening over the second bioFET sensor. An interface layer is disposed in at least each of the first opening and the second opening. The system includes a readout circuit having a differential amplifier designed to measure a difference between signals associated with the first bioFET sensor and the second bioFET sensor. The system also includes a microfluidic network designed to deliver fluid to the interface layer disposed in each of the first opening and the second opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Allen Timothy CHANG, Jui-Cheng HUANG, Tung-Tsun CHEN, Yu-Jie HUANG, Penny HSIAO
  • Publication number: 20200041447
    Abstract: A sensor with a nanowire heater may be provided. The sensor may be patterned in a device layer of a Silicon on Insulation (SOI) wafer comprising a backside layer and a Buried Oxide (BOX) layer and the nanowire heater may be patterned in the device layer of the SOI wafer adjacent to the sensor. Next, metal routing may be created for the SOI wafer and a bond carrier wafer may be provided on a metal routing side of the SOI wafer. The backside layer may then be ground until the BOX layer is exposed. Then the device layer may be patterned through the BOX layer to expose the sensor and the nanowire heater. A dielectric may be deposited covering at least one of the following: the sensor; and the nanowire heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Allen Timothy Chang, Tung-Tsun Chen, Jui-Cheng Huang, Yu-Jie Huang, Yi-Hsing Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20200042057
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a circuit includes: an error amplifier; a temperature sensor, wherein the temperature sensor is coupled to the error amplifier; a discrete time controller coupled to the error amplifier, wherein the discrete time controller comprises digital circuitry; a multiple bits quantizer coupled to the discrete time controller, wherein the multiple bits quantizer produces a digital code output; and a heating array coupled to the multiple bits quantizer, wherein the heating array is configured to generate heat based on the digital code output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Jui-Cheng HUANG, Yi-Hsing HSIAO, Yu-Jie HUANG, Tsung-Tsun CHEN, Allen Timothy CHANG
  • Patent number: 10533966
    Abstract: Various bioFET sensor readout circuits and their methods of operation are described. A readout circuit includes a plurality of logic gates coupled in cascade, a delay extractor, and a counting module. Each logic gate of the plurality of logic gates includes at least one bioFET sensor. The delay extractor is designed to generate a pulse-width signal based on a time difference between an output signal from the plurality of logic gates and a reference signal. The counting module is designed to receive the pulse-width signal and output a digital count corresponding to a width of the pulse-width signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Jie Huang, Jui-Cheng Huang
  • Patent number: 10502707
    Abstract: A microfluidic system includes a semiconductor substrate having a first surface and an opposite, parallel second surface, a first bioFET sensor and a second bioFET sensor. An isolation layer is disposed on the second surface of the semiconductor substrate and has a first opening over the first bioFET sensor and a second opening over the second bioFET sensor. An interface layer is disposed in at least each of the first opening and the second opening. The system includes a readout circuit having a differential amplifier designed to measure a difference between signals associated with the first bioFET sensor and the second bioFET sensor. The system also includes a microfluidic network designed to deliver fluid to the interface layer disposed in each of the first opening and the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Allen Timothy Chang, Jui-Cheng Huang, Tung-Tsun Chen, Yu-Jie Huang, Penny Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20190369044
    Abstract: A microfluidic system includes a semiconductor substrate having a first surface and an opposite, parallel second surface, a first bioFET sensor and a second bioFET sensor. An isolation layer is disposed on the second surface of the semiconductor substrate and has a first opening over the first bioFET sensor and a second opening over the second bioFET sensor. An interface layer is disposed in at least each of the first opening and the second opening. The system includes a readout circuit having a differential amplifier designed to measure a difference between signals associated with the first bioFET sensor and the second bioFET sensor. The system also includes a microfluidic network designed to deliver fluid to the interface layer disposed in each of the first opening and the second opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Allen Timothy Chang, Jui-Cheng Huang, Tung-Tsun Chen, Yu-Jie Huang, Penny Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20190145927
    Abstract: A biologically sensitive field effect transistor includes a substrate, a first control gate and a second control gate. The substrate has a first side and a second side opposite to the first side, a source region and a drain region. The first control gate is disposed on the first side of the substrate. The second control gate is disposed on the second side of the substrate. The second control gate includes a sensing film disposed on the second side of the substrate. A voltage biasing between the source region and the second control gate is smaller than a threshold voltage of the second control gate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Jie HUANG, Jui-Cheng Huang, Cheng-Hsiang Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20190033251
    Abstract: Various bioFET sensor readout circuits and their methods of operation are described. A readout circuit includes a plurality of logic gates coupled in cascade, a delay extractor, and a counting module. Each logic gate of the plurality of logic gates includes at least one bioFET sensor. The delay extractor is designed to generate a pulse-width signal based on a time difference between an output signal from the plurality of logic gates and a reference signal. The counting module is designed to receive the pulse-width signal and output a digital count corresponding to a width of the pulse-width signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Yu-Jie HUANG, Jui-Cheng Huang