Patents Assigned to ITE Tech. Inc.
  • Publication number: 20210318175
    Abstract: The invention provides a temperature sensing device of an integrated circuit. The integrated circuit includes a plurality of stacked metal wire layers, and the temperature sensing device includes a first metal sheet, a first via and a second via. The first metal sheet is disposed between the first metal wire layer and the second metal wire layer of the metal wire layers. The first via and the second via are used to connect the first metal sheet and the first metal wire layer, wherein a temperature sensing signal enters the first metal sheet through the first via and leaves the first metal sheet through the second via to measure the temperature of the integrated circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: ITE Tech. Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Chung Chou, Yu-Chin Chen, Tzu-I Huang
  • Patent number: 11121572
    Abstract: A charging service method includes transmitting information of a communication device to a charging station, transmitting information of the charging station to the communication device, acquiring available service information of the charging station from a charging station server according to the information of the charging station, selecting at least one service option for generating charging service information, transmitting the charging service information to the charging station server, generating charging station certification information to the communication device, relaying the charging station certification information from the communication device to the charging station, and enabling a charging function of the charging station to charge the communication device after the charging station certification information is received by the charging station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: ITE Tech. Inc.
    Inventors: Chun-Wen Lin, Ming-Hsun Sung
  • Patent number: 11061507
    Abstract: A method for controlling a touch system capable of reducing electromagnetic interference includes generating a first transmitting signal with a first frequency and a first alternating current shielding signal with the first frequency, transmitting the first transmitting signal to a first scan line of a plurality of scan lines of a touch panel, transmitting the first alternating current shielding signal to the plurality of scan lines exclusive of the first scan line, generating a second transmitting signal with a second frequency and a second alternating current shielding signal with the second frequency, transmitting the second transmitting signal to a second scan line of the plurality of scan lines, and transmitting the second alternating current shielding signal to the plurality of scan lines exclusive of the second scan line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: ITE Tech. Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Chung Chou, Hsu-Min Chen, Ta-Wei Liu
  • Publication number: 20210207989
    Abstract: A liquid level sensor and a method for sensing a liquid level adapted to a liquid storage container are provided. The liquid level sensor includes a plurality of sensing electrodes and a liquid level determination circuit. The sensing electrodes are disposed on a side wall of the liquid storage container and correspond to different liquid levels. The liquid level determination circuit is coupled to the sensing electrodes and stores a plurality of capacitance reference values and a plurality of capacitance threshold values in response to a tuning command received from a host during factory calibration. The capacitance reference values are locked after the factory calibration. After the factory calibration, the liquid level determination circuit scans capacitance values of the sensing electrodes to determine a liquid level of a liquid in the liquid storage container based on current capacitance values of the sensing electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: ITE Tech. Inc.
    Inventor: Chih-Hsuan Lo
  • Publication number: 20210208898
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a restart control device and a restart control method. The restart control device is disposed in an electronic device. The electronic device includes a keyboard and a restart button. At least one assigned key of a plurality of keys of the keyboard is set. The restart control device determines whether the at least one assigned key is pressed, and determines whether the restart button is pressed. When determining that the restart button is pressed and the at least one assigned key is pressed, the restart control device provides a restart control signal to cause the electronic device to perform a restart operation. The disclosure can prevent an unnecessary restart operation due to a single restart button being mistyped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: ITE Tech. Inc.
    Inventors: Ching-Min Hou, An-Chi Tsai
  • Publication number: 20210168344
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an image capturing device and an image capturing method. The image capturing device includes a tone mapping circuit, a color correction circuit, and a color gamut mapping circuit. The tone mapping circuit obtains a first image including a first pixel and performs a tone mapping operation to obtain a brightness adjustment parameter, where the first pixel includes a plurality of first color channels. The color correction circuit converts the first color channels into a plurality of second color channels based on the brightness adjustment parameter and the brightness of the first pixel. The color gamut mapping circuit performs a color gamut mapping operation on the second color channels to convert the second color channels into a plurality of third color channels, and outputs a second image, where the second image includes the second pixel characterized by the third color channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: ITE Tech. Inc.
    Inventors: Yumin Lee, Min-Chen Ho, Sheng-Chung Lai
  • Patent number: 10952294
    Abstract: A driving method and driving apparatus for light emitting diodes in a keyboard are provided. The driving method includes the following steps: obtaining a first driver color data table unmatched with a key light driver array from a first memory; generating a second driver color data table matched with the key light driver array in a second memory according to an arrangement order of keys in the key light driver array and the first driver color data table; driving the key light driver array according to the second driver color data table; and driving the light emitting diodes corresponding to keys in the keyboard through the key light driver array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: ITE Tech. Inc.
    Inventor: Yi-Hua Lin
  • Patent number: 10923011
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a bistable display device and a driving circuit. The bistable display device includes a display panel and the above-described driving circuit, wherein the driving circuit includes a source driver, a first image buffer, a second image buffer, and a timing controller. The source driver is coupled to the display panel to drive the display panel according to a pixel signal. The timing controller is coupled to the first image buffer, the second image buffer, and the source driver. The timing controller alternately selects a first image signal temporarily stored in the first image buffer and a second image signal temporarily stored in the second image buffer as a current image signal and a previous image signal. The timing controller performs a look-up mechanism based on the current image signal and the previous image signal to generate the pixel signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: ITE Tech. Inc.
    Inventors: Tzu-Yi Wu, Ming-Hsun Sung
  • Patent number: 10921933
    Abstract: A touch detection apparatus and a touch detection method are provided. The touch detection apparatus includes a sensing element and a detection circuit. The touch detection method includes the following steps. At least one touch sensing value is provided by the sensing element. Whether a first object touches the sensing element is determined by the detection circuit according to the at least one touch sensing value and a first reference value in a first stage. If the first object touches the sensing element, a second reference value is calculated by the detection circuit according to the at least one touch sensing value and the detection circuit enters a second stage. Whether a second object touches the first object is determined by the detection circuit according to the at least one touch sensing value and the second reference value in the second stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: ITE Tech. Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Hsuan Lo, Chia-Shen Hsu
  • Patent number: 10923081
    Abstract: A timing controller, a display apparatus, and an operation method thereof are provided. The display apparatus includes a display panel and a timing controller. The timing controller includes a refresh mark controller and a pixel controller. The refresh mark controller includes a refresh mark table, and a plurality of refresh marks in the refresh mark table correspond to a plurality of sub-regions of a display region in the display panel. The refresh mark controller determines whether the sub-regions need to be refreshed according to an image signal and responds to a specific sub-region required to be refreshed to adjust a specific refresh mark according to a mapping ratio. The pixel controller sequentially looks up whether the refresh marks in the refresh mark table are adjusted, obtains the sub-regions corresponding to the adjusted refresh marks according to the mapping ratio, and performs a pixel refresh operation to the sub-regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: ITE Tech. Inc.
    Inventors: Tzu-Yi Wu, Ming-Hsun Sung
  • Publication number: 20210018999
    Abstract: A touch pad driving device and a touch driving method are provided. The touch pad driving device is configured to scan a plurality of sensing channels of a touch pad, cause the selected sensing channel in the plurality of sensing channels receive a touch driving signal, cause the sensing channels adjacent to or around the selected sensing channel receive a shielding signal, and cause the remaining sensing channels receive a reference signal, so as to reduce electromagnetic interference generated by the touch pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: ITE Tech. Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Chung Chou, Chih-Yuan Kuo, Ta-Wei Liu
  • Publication number: 20210019013
    Abstract: A touch detection apparatus and a touch detection method are provided. The touch detection apparatus includes a sensing element and a detection circuit. The touch detection method includes the following steps. At least one touch sensing value is provided by the sensing element. Whether a first object touches the sensing element is determined by the detection circuit according to the at least one touch sensing value and a first reference value in a first stage. If the first object touches the sensing element, a second reference value is calculated by the detection circuit according to the at least one touch sensing value and the detection circuit enters a second stage. Whether a second object touches the first object is determined by the detection circuit according to the at least one touch sensing value and the second reference value in the second stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: ITE Tech. Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Hsuan Lo, Chia-Shen Hsu
  • Patent number: 10890989
    Abstract: A touch pad driving device and a touch driving method are provided. The touch pad driving device is configured to scan a plurality of sensing channels of a touch pad, cause the selected sensing channel in the plurality of sensing channels receive a touch driving signal, cause the sensing channels adjacent to or around the selected sensing channel receive a shielding signal, and cause the remaining sensing channels receive a reference signal, so as to reduce electromagnetic interference generated by the touch pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: ITE Tech. Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Chung Chou, Chih-Yuan Kuo, Ta-Wei Liu
  • Publication number: 20200410915
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a bistable display device and a driving circuit. The bistable display device includes a display panel and the above-described driving circuit, wherein the driving circuit includes a source driver, a first image buffer, a second image buffer, and a timing controller. The source driver is coupled to the display panel to drive the display panel according to a pixel signal. The timing controller is coupled to the first image buffer, the second image buffer, and the source driver. The timing controller alternately selects a first image signal temporarily stored in the first image buffer and a second image signal temporarily stored in the second image buffer as a current image signal and a previous image signal. The timing controller performs a look-up mechanism based on the current image signal and the previous image signal to generate the pixel signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: ITE Tech. Inc.
    Inventors: Tzu-Yi Wu, Ming-Hsun Sung
  • Publication number: 20200389455
    Abstract: An authentication system and an authentication method are provided. The electronic device of the authentication system includes a controller, a processor and a key module, wherein the processor performs an application program. In a binding phase, the application device generates a digest file according to key factor information and a selection strategy, and stores the digest file in a digest table of the electronic device. In a checking phase, the application program determines whether the controller corresponds to a binding device according to the digest file and the key factor information. If the controller corresponded to the binding device, in an authentication phase, the controller performs an authentication operation of a U2F service with a server device according to the digest file corresponding to the binding device in response to a pressing of the key module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: ITE Tech. Inc.
    Inventors: Yao-Te Fang, Ming-Hsun Sung
  • Patent number: 10826493
    Abstract: A gate driving circuit for providing a high driving voltage includes a first N-type high-voltage transistor and a second N-type high-voltage transistor connected in series between a driving voltage output node and a system low-voltage source. A voltage difference between a system high-voltage source and the system low-voltage source is greater than a withstand voltage of the first or second N-type high-voltage transistor. When the driving voltage output node is to output a system high voltage, the first N-type high-voltage transistor and the second N-type high-voltage transistor are turned off. Deep N-type well regions of the first N-type high-voltage transistor and the second N-type high-voltage transistor are applied with a first bias voltage. A voltage difference between the first bias voltage and the system low-voltage source is smaller than an interface breakdown voltage between the deep N-type well region and a P-type well region of the second N-type high-voltage transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: ITE Tech. Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Chung Chou, Chih-Yuan Kuo, Dong-Shan Chen
  • Publication number: 20200319769
    Abstract: A touch apparatus includes first touch electrodes and at least one edge touch electrode. Each of the first touch electrodes has first edges and a first side edge. A first acute angle is included by the first edges. The first side edge is connected to the first edges and is disposed opposite to the first acute angle. The at least one edge touch electrode is disposed outside the first touch electrodes. A shape of the at least one edge touch electrode is different from a shape of each of the first touch electrodes, and the at least one edge touch electrode has a non-straight edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: ITE Tech. Inc.
    Inventor: Tsung-Yen Chuang
  • Patent number: 10795501
    Abstract: A touch apparatus includes first touch electrodes and at least one edge touch electrode. Each of the first touch electrodes has first edges and a first side edge. A first acute angle is included by the first edges. The first side edge is connected to the first edges and is disposed opposite to the first acute angle. The at least one edge touch electrode is disposed outside the first touch electrodes. A shape of the at least one edge touch electrode is different from a shape of each of the first touch electrodes, and the at least one edge touch electrode has a non-straight edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: ITE Tech. Inc.
    Inventor: Tsung-Yen Chuang
  • Publication number: 20200258476
    Abstract: A timing controller, a display apparatus, and an operation method thereof are provided. The display apparatus includes a display panel and a timing controller. The timing controller includes a refresh mark controller and a pixel controller. The refresh mark controller includes a refresh mark table, and a plurality of refresh marks in the refresh mark table correspond to a plurality of sub-regions of a display region in the display panel. The refresh mark controller determines whether the sub-regions need to be refreshed according to an image signal and responds to a specific sub-region required to be refreshed to adjust a specific refresh mark according to a mapping ratio. The pixel controller sequentially looks up whether the refresh marks in the refresh mark table are adjusted, obtains the sub-regions corresponding to the adjusted refresh marks according to the mapping ratio, and performs a pixel refresh operation to the sub-regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: ITE Tech. Inc.
    Inventors: Tzu-Yi Wu, Ming-Hsun Sung
  • Publication number: 20200178365
    Abstract: A driving method and driving apparatus for light emitting diodes in a keyboard are provided. The driving method includes the following steps: obtaining a first driver color data table unmatched with a key light driver array from a first memory; generating a second driver color data table matched with the key light driver array in a second memory according to an arrangement order of keys in the key light driver array and the first driver color data table; driving the key light driver array according to the second driver color data table; and driving the light emitting diodes corresponding to keys in the keyboard through the key light driver array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: ITE Tech. Inc.
    Inventor: Yi-Hua Lin