Patents by Inventor Andy Chen

Andy Chen 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: 20050234975
    Abstract: A related document content linking managing system comprises a document receiving module, a term-classification database, a classifying module, a classified document database, a document retrieving module, and an outputting module. The document receiving module is used to receive a plurality of documents. The term-classification database stores a plurality of terms and a classification of each corresponding term. According to the terms and classifications, the classifying module analyzes the documents to generate a plurality of classified documents, which are stored in the classified document database. The document retrieving module searches the classified document database to retrieve at least one of the classified documents. The outputting module outputs the retrieved document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Publication date: October 20, 2005
    Applicant: VIA Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Irving Fan, Andy Chen
  • Publication number: 20050172257
    Abstract: A workflow defining system comprises a state setting module, an instruction generating module, and a path generating module. The state setting module sets at least a first terminal state, a second terminal state, and a third terminal state. The instruction generating module generates a first instruction, a second instruction, and a third instruction respectively corresponding to the first, second, and third terminal states. The path generating module generates a first path, a second path, and a third path respectively according to the first, second, and third instructions. The first path according to the first instruction points to one of the first, second, and third terminal states. The second path according to the second instruction points to one of the first, second, and third terminal states. The third path according to the third instruction points to one of the first, second, and third terminal states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Applicant: VIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Chia-Yi Liang, Andy Chen
  • Patent number: 6921057
    Abstract: In a rotary supporting base, a stationary lower base member has a top surface formed with a ring-supporting region that is confined by an outer periphery concentric with and surrounding an inner periphery, and is formed with an engaging unit on the inner and outer peripheries. A coupling ring plate is disposed at the ring-supporting region, is rotatable relative to the lower base member, and has inner and outer peripheral edges which are in sliding engagement with the engaging unit to retain rotatably the coupling ring plate on the top surface of the lower base member. A rotatable upper base member is disposed on top of the lower base member and is coupled to the coupling ring plate for co-rotation therewith relative to the lower base member. A coupling unit is provided on the coupling ring plate and the upper base member and engages an upright prop of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Top Victory Electronics (Taiwan) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Andy Chen, Kevin Chen
  • Publication number: 20050144060
    Abstract: A system for setting user-right is used to set user rights of a plurality of users. The system comprises an account creating module, a group creating module, a role creating module, a function creating module, and a relationship defining module. The account creating module creates a plurality of user accounts corresponding to the users. The group creating module creates at least one group according to the user's organization. The role creating module creates at least one functional role according to jobs or projects of the users. The function creating module creates a plurality of functions corresponding to execution items of the users. The relationship defining module defines that at least one user account is subordinate to the group, and the functional role has the right to execute at least one of the functions. The relationship defining module further creates the relationship between the group and the function role.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Applicant: VIA Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tiros Chen, Richard Lai, Andy Chen
  • Publication number: 20050120280
    Abstract: A workflow managing method comprises the following steps. Setting at least a first terminal state, a second terminal state, and a third terminal state. Generating a first instruction, a second instruction, and a third instruction respectively corresponding to the first, second, and third terminal states. Generating a first path, a second path, and a third path respectively according to the first, second, and third instructions. The first path from the first instruction points to one of the first, second, and third terminal states. The second path from the second instruction points to one of the first, second, and third terminal states. The third path from the third instruction points to one of the first, second, and third terminal states. Furthermore, a recording medium, having a computer executable program for performing the workflow managing method, is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Publication date: June 2, 2005
    Applicant: VIA Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chia-Yi Liang, Andy Chen
  • Publication number: 20050046680
    Abstract: A compound inkjet print head printer has a compound print head module. The compound print head module includes at least two inkjet print heads for providing ink droplets of one color but with different sizes. Since the compound inkjet print head module provides different sizes of ink droplets in a swath, the number of print swaths can be decreased. The compound inkjet print head printer increases a printing speed with high photo quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2003
    Publication date: March 3, 2005
    Inventors: Kevin Cheng, Chih-Jian Lin, Yi-Je Chen, Yu-Chu Huang, Andy Chen
  • Patent number: 6817523
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a memory card adapter structure, comprising a main body and a baseboard. The main body is overlapped on the baseboard and has a socket on one end. The socket can host different types of memory cards. There are multi PIN receptacles in the socket. On the baseboard, there is a containing hole against the PIN receptacles on the main body. Furthermore, there is a connector at one side of the baseboard. When the main body is coupled with the baseboard, the PIN receptacles will enter into the containing hole, and then the PINs in the receptacle will contact with the baseboard to form a closed circuit. In this way, different memory cards can be connected to the adapter to transfer signals and data at different times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Inventors: Andy Chen, Lien-Won Lu
  • Publication number: 20040178314
    Abstract: In a rotary supporting base, a stationary lower base member has a top surface formed with a ring-supporting region that is confined by an outer periphery concentric with and surrounding an inner periphery, and is formed with an engaging unit on the inner and outer peripheries. A coupling ring plate is disposed at the ring-supporting region, is rotatable relative to the lower base member, and has inner and outer peripheral edges which are in sliding engagement with the engaging unit to retain rotatably the coupling ring plate on the top surface of the lower base member. A rotatable upper base member is disposed on top of the lower base member and is coupled to the coupling ring plate for co-rotation therewith relative to the lower base member. A coupling unit is provided on the coupling ring plate and the upper base member and engages an upright prop of the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Applicant: TOP VICTORY ELECTRONICS (TAIWAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Andy Chen, Kevin Chen
  • Publication number: 20040124577
    Abstract: The Media Handling Mechanism application to Media Handling devices includes pickup roller, cam and feed roller. The feed roller feeds the media, then the pickup roller presses the media with friction pad, and picks up the media by rotating motion. The Media Handling Mechanism applies to kinds of the media of different size and thickness. This simple design not only decreases the cost, but also the working efficiency is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventors: Chih-Jian Lin, Andy Chen, Kevin Cheng, Jane Chang
  • Patent number: 6714034
    Abstract: An IC testing apparatus includes a testing board having at least one testing region and a plurality of signal grounds thereon, and at least one inductive magnetic device. The testing apparatus is for generating a new DUT reference ground by connecting the inductive magnetic device with the signal ground of the testing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Inventor: Andy Chen
  • Publication number: 20040050934
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a memory card adapter structure, comprising a main body and a baseboard. The main body is overlapped on the baseboard and has a socket on one end. The socket can host different types of memory cards. There are multi PIN receptacles in the socket. On the baseboard, there is a containing hole against the PIN receptacles on the main body. Furthermore, there is a connector at one side of the baseboard. When the main body is coupled with the baseboard, the PIN receptacles will enter into the containing hole, and then the PINs in the receptacle will contact with the baseboard to form a closed circuit. In this way, different memory cards can be connected to the adapter to transfer signals and data at different times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Andy Chen, Lien-Wan Lu
  • Publication number: 20040034660
    Abstract: A system and method for keyword registration. The system has a data storage device having a symbol database, a function word database, and a keyword database, and a processor. The processor compares a document to the symbol and function word databases to delete symbols and function words in the document, calculates the occurrence frequency of each word in the document to acquire a plurality of candidate words and corresponding frequency values, selects at least one keyword from the candidate words according to a condition, and registers the selected keyword into the keyword database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2003
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventors: Andy Chen, Richard Lai
  • Publication number: 20030193343
    Abstract: An IC testing apparatus includes a testing board having at least one testing region and a plurality of signal grounds thereon, and at least one inductive magnetic device. The testing apparatus is for generating a new DUT reference ground by connecting the inductive magnetic device with the signal ground of the testing region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2002
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Inventor: Andy Chen
  • Publication number: 20030171996
    Abstract: A method that enables customers who purchase online on the Internet to select either pickup or receipt of products at designated locations. The method comprises receiving a customer's order from an online store (1) via an electronic communications network (10), and providing a list of shops from which the customer can select the nearest shop to him for pickup of products. A plurality of shop inventory management systems (2a-2n) is provided to manage shop inventory information. Such information can be accessed on the online store via the network. A distribution center inventory management system (3) is provided to manage distribution center inventory information. Such information can also be accessed on the online store via the network, to see if the products ordered are available. The method further provides a function of automatically adjusting the inventory of the ordered products according to the customer's order when the customer's order is accepted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2002
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Inventors: Andy Chen, Jackson Lan, Andy Chiang, Howard Tsao, Andrew Lin
  • Publication number: 20030094964
    Abstract: An integrated circuit test apparatus includes a testing board having at least two divided test sites thereon and at least two devices under test (DUT) disposed on their corresponding test site respectively with at least one associated independent ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2001
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Inventor: Andy Chen
  • Patent number: 6462569
    Abstract: The present invention provides a probe card including a circuit board, a plurality of electrodes, and a plurality of probes. The electrodes are provided on the circuit board. One end of each of the probes are respectively connected to the electrodes, and the other end is floating for testing chips. The present invention is characterized in that the electrodes can be arranged longitudinally parallel, transversely parallel, or slantingly parallel to the chips being tested so that improved circuit layout is achieved, sequential wiring can be obtained, and problems of wire jumping or cutting can be avoided. Therefore, maintenance is simplified and debugging time can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Inventor: Andy Chen
  • Publication number: 20020113608
    Abstract: The present invention provides a probe card comprising a circuit board, a plurality of electrodes, and a plurality of probes. The electrodes are provided on the circuit board. One ends of the probes are respectively connected to the electrodes, and the other ends thereof are floating for testing chips. The present invention is characterized in that the electrodes can be longitudinally parallel, transversely parallel, or slantingly parallel arranged so that good layout of wiring can be achieved, sequential wiring can be obtained, and the problems of wire jumping or cutting can be avoided. Therefore, it is easy to perform maintenance, and the debugging time can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2001
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Inventor: Andy Chen
  • Patent number: 6238181
    Abstract: A portable apparatus includes a housing having an inclined board for formed a cut-off opening and having one or more apertures formed in the inclined board and communicating with the cut-off opening of the housing for preventing the aperture of the inclined board from being blocked and for allowing the air to be drawn into the housing with a fan device which is secured to the inclined board. A stand is secured to the housing and is engaged with the flexible sheet members disposed below the housing for positioning and for preventing the flexible sheet members from blocking the apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Inventor: Andy Chen
  • Patent number: 5033140
    Abstract: A multi-purpose combination tool which resembles a pair of pliers and is capable of performing a number of diverse functions commonly encountered at home and/or in the shop. A tire repair kit incorporated in one of the plier-like handles includes dual punchers, a needle file, a steel rod and a sample piece of rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1991
    Inventors: Andy Chen, Alan Tsao