Patents by Inventor Yu-Lun OU

Yu-Lun OU 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: 11012073
    Abstract: A circuit includes a level shifter circuit, an output circuit and a feedback circuit. The level shifter circuit is coupled to a first voltage supply, and is configured to receive at least an enable signal, a first input signal or a second input signal. The level shifter circuit is configured to generate at least a first signal responsive to at least the enable signal or the first input signal. The output circuit is coupled to at least the level shifter circuit and the first voltage supply, is configured to receive the first signal, and to generate at least an output signal or a set of feedback signals responsive to the first signal. The feedback circuit is coupled to the level shifter circuit, the output circuit and the first voltage supply, and is configured to receive the enable signal, an inverted enable signal and the set of feedback signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Lun Ou, Jerry Chang Jui Kao, Lee-Chung Lu, Ruei-Wun Sun, Shang-Chih Hsieh, Ji-Yung Lin, Wei-Hsiang Ma, Yung-Chen Chien
  • Publication number: 20200395924
    Abstract: A device is disclosed and includes a first switch, a second switch, and a selector. The first switch outputs a first output signal at a first terminal thereof. The second switch is coupled to the first switch at a second terminal of the first switch. The second switch outputs a second output signal at the second terminal of the first switch in response to an input signal. The selector outputs, in response to the input signal received at two terminal of the selector, one of the first and second output signals as a third output signal. The third output signal has a logic value different from the input signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Lun OU, Wei-Chih HSIEH, Shang-Chih HSIEH
  • Publication number: 20200350916
    Abstract: A circuit includes a level shifter circuit, an output circuit and a feedback circuit. The level shifter circuit is coupled to a first voltage supply, and is configured to receive at least an enable signal, a first input signal or a second input signal. The level shifter circuit is configured to generate at least a first signal responsive to at least the enable signal or the first input signal. The output circuit is coupled to at least the level shifter circuit and the first voltage supply, is configured to receive the first signal, and to generate at least an output signal or a set of feedback signals responsive to the first signal. The feedback circuit is coupled to the level shifter circuit, the output circuit and the first voltage supply, and is configured to receive the enable signal, an inverted enable signal and the set of feedback signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Yu-Lun OU, Jerry Chang Jui KAO, Lee-Chung LU, Ruei-Wun SUN, Shang-Chih HSIEH, Ji-Yung LIN, Wei-Hsiang MA, Yung-Chen CHIEN
  • Patent number: 10778197
    Abstract: A device is disclosed that includes a level shifter and an output stage. The level shifter is configured to generate a first output signal based on a logic value of a first input signal. The output stage is configured to receive the first output signal transmitted according to the logic value of the first input signal, and to generate a second output signal. The second output signal has a logic value that is different from a logic value of the first output signal, and the second output signal and the first input signal has a same logic value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Lun Ou, Wei-Chih Hsieh, Shang-Chih Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10735001
    Abstract: A circuit includes an input circuit, a level shifter circuit, an output circuit and a feedback circuit. The input circuit is coupled to a first voltage supply, and configured to receive a first input signal, and to generate a second input signal. The level shifter circuit is coupled to the input circuit, and configured to receive an enable signal, the first input signal or the second input signal, and to generate a first signal responsive to the enable signal or the first input signal. The output circuit is coupled to the level shifter circuit, and is configured to receive the first signal, and to generate an output signal or a set of feedback signals responsive to the first signal. The feedback circuit is coupled to the level shifter circuit and output circuit, and is configured to receive the enable signal or the set of feedback signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Lun Ou, Jerry Chang Jui Kao, Lee-Chung Lu, Ruei-Wun Sun, Shang-Chih Hsieh, Ji-Yung Lin, Wei-Hsiang Ma, Yung-Chen Chien
  • Publication number: 20200083871
    Abstract: A device is disclosed that includes a level shifter and an output stage. The level shifter is configured to generate a first output signal based on a logic value of a first input signal. The output stage is configured to receive the first output signal transmitted according to the logic value of the first input signal, and to generate a second output signal. The second output signal has a logic value that is different from a logic value of the first output signal, and the second output signal and the first input signal has a same logic value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Lun OU, Wei-Chih HSIEH, Shang-Chih HSIEH
  • Patent number: 10483950
    Abstract: A device is disclosed that includes a level shifter and an output stage. The level shifter is configured to output a first output signal at a first output terminal in response to a first input signal having a first logic level, and is configured to output a second output signal at a second output terminal in response to the first input signal having a second logic level. The output stage is configured to receive and adjust the first output signal or the second output signal that is selected in response to the first input signal, and configured to generate a third output signal, wherein the third output signal has a logic value that is the same as a logic value of the first output signal or the second output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Lun Ou, Wei-Chih Hsieh, Shang-Chih Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20190319624
    Abstract: A circuit includes an input circuit, a level shifter circuit, an output circuit and a feedback circuit. The input circuit is coupled to a first voltage supply, and configured to receive a first input signal, and to generate a second input signal. The level shifter circuit is coupled to the input circuit, and configured to receive an enable signal, the first input signal or the second input signal, and to generate a first signal responsive to the enable signal or the first input signal. The output circuit is coupled to the level shifter circuit, and is configured to receive the first signal, and to generate an output signal or a set of feedback signals responsive to the first signal. The feedback circuit is coupled to the level shifter circuit and output circuit, and is configured to receive the enable signal or the set of feedback signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Yu-Lun OU, Jerry Chang Jui KAO, Lee-Chung LU, Ruei-Wun SUN, Shang-Chih HSIEH, Ji-Yung LIN, Wei-Hsiang MA, Yung-Chen CHIEN
  • Publication number: 20190280678
    Abstract: A device is disclosed that includes a level shifter and an output stage. The level shifter is configured to output a first output signal at a first output terminal in response to a first input signal having a first logic level, and is configured to output a second output signal at a second output terminal in response to the first input signal having a second logic level. The output stage is configured to receive and adjust the first output signal or the second output signal that is selected in response to the first input signal, and configured to generate a third output signal, wherein the third output signal has a logic value that is the same as a logic value of the first output signal or the second output signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Lun OU, Wei-Chih HSIEH, Shang-Chih HSIEH
  • Patent number: 10291210
    Abstract: A device is disclosed that includes a level shifter and a selector. The level shifter is configured to output a first output signal at a first output terminal in response to a first input signal having a first logic level, and is configured to output a second output signal at a second output terminal in response to the first input signal having a second logic level. The selector is coupled to the first output terminal and the second output terminal. The selector is configured to pass one of the first output signal or the second output signal in response to the first input signal, to an output of the selector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Lun Ou, Wei-Chih Hsieh, Shang-Chih Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20190115905
    Abstract: A device is disclosed that includes a level shifter and a selector. The level shifter is configured to output a first output signal at a first output terminal in response to a first input signal having a first logic level, and is configured to output a second output signal at a second output terminal in response to the first input signal having a second logic level. The selector is coupled to the first output terminal and the second output terminal. The selector is configured to pass one of the first output signal or the second output signal in response to the first input signal, to an output of the selector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Lun OU, Wei-Chih HSIEH, Shang-Chih HSIEH
  • Patent number: 10164615
    Abstract: A device is disclosed that includes a level shifter and an output stage. The level shifter includes a first current limiter. The level shifter is configured to generate a first output signal at a first terminal of the first current limiter, and to generate a second output signal at a second terminal of the first current limiter according to a first input signal. The output stage is configured to adjust a voltage swing of a selected one of the first output signal and the second output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Lun Ou, Wei-Chih Hsieh, Shang-Chih Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20180115307
    Abstract: A device is disclosed that includes a level shifter and an output stage. The level shifter includes a first current limiter. The level shifter is configured to generate a first output signal at a first terminal of the first current limiter, and to generate a second output signal at a second terminal of the first current limiter according to a first input signal. The output stage is configured to adjust a voltage swing of a selected one of the first output signal and the second output signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Lun OU, Wei-Chih HSIEH, Shang-Chih HSIEH
  • Patent number: 9866205
    Abstract: A device is disclosed that includes a level shifter and a selector. The level shifter includes a first current limiter. The level shifter is configured to generate a first output signal at a first terminal of the first current limiter, and to generate a second output signal at a second terminal of the first current limiter according to a first input signal. The selector configured to selectively transmit one of the first output signal and the second output signal according to the first input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Lun Ou, Wei-Chih Hsieh, Shang-Chih Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20170141765
    Abstract: A device is disclosed that includes a level shifter and a selector. The level shifter includes a first current limiter. The level shifter is configured to generate a first output signal at a first terminal of the first current limiter, and to generate a second output signal at a second terminal of the first current limiter according to a first input signal. The selector configured to selectively transmit one of the first output signal and the second output signal according to the first input signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Yu-Lun OU, Wei-Chih HSIEH, Shang-Chih HSIEH