Patents by Inventor Chi-Ming Lee

Chi-Ming Lee 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: 10367365
    Abstract: A method used between a portable device and a battery pack including at least one battery cell includes: transmitting information for the battery cell from the portable device to the battery pack via the connecting interface or from the battery pack to the portable device via the connecting interface; and according to the information for the battery cell, performing at least one control operation that is associated with the battery cell; wherein there is an analog communication from the battery cell of the battery pack to the portable device to provide a voltage level actually from the battery cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Jui-Chi Wu, Chi-Ming Lee, Chih-Yuan Hsu
  • Publication number: 20190140456
    Abstract: A charging method, a charging system and an electronic device are provided. The charging method includes the following steps: An inputting current limit is set. An inputting current of at least one charger is measured. A power source voltage of a power source is adjusted until a current difference between the inputting current and the inputting current limit is within a predetermined range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Chih-Yuan HSU, Shih-Ming CHEN, Chi-Ming LEE
  • Patent number: 10248179
    Abstract: A method for power throttling upon a system includes: obtaining at least one characteristic information of a power source that is used for providing energy for the system; and, determining an available power range for the system according to the at least one characteristic information, so as to make the system control a behavior of the system according to the available power range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventors: Jui-Chi Wu, Chi-Ming Lee, Tsung-Ju Tsai
  • Patent number: 10211655
    Abstract: A method for controlling a state of a battery includes: providing and using a specific connecting interface to connect the battery and a portable device; and controlling the battery to enter a shipping mode and exit the shipping mode by using the specific connecting interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventors: Jui-Chi Wu, Chi-Ming Lee, Chih-Yuan Hsu
  • Patent number: 10132873
    Abstract: A method applied into an electronic device and capable of measuring at least one resistance parameter includes: launching a program/application on the electronic device; and using the program/application to measure the at least one resistance parameter that is at least associated with a battery cell connected to and used for providing power to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Jui-Chi Wu, Chi-Ming Lee, Kai-Hsun Chou
  • Publication number: 20180331548
    Abstract: According to at least one aspect, a device is provided. The device comprises: a connector configured to electrically couple to an external device and comprising a plurality of terminals including a supply terminal; a monitoring circuit coupled to the supply terminal and configured to apply an electrical signal to the supply terminal and measure at least one of a voltage level and a current level on the supply terminal; a controller communicatively coupled to the monitoring circuit and configured to: determine whether an impedance between the supply terminal and at least one other terminal in the plurality of terminals is above a threshold using the at least one of the voltage level and the current level on the supply terminal; and output at least one message responsive to the impedance being below the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Yuan Hsu, Chi-Ming Lee, Shih-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 10114077
    Abstract: A method applied into an electronic device and capable of automatically measuring at least one parameter includes: launching an automatic program/application on the electronic device; and using the automatic program/application to measure the at least one parameter that is at least associated with a battery cell connected to and used for providing power to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Jui-Chi Wu, Chi-Ming Lee
  • Publication number: 20180262017
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for improving temperature management of a battery pack. The battery pack may comprise a battery cell charged via at least one supply trace of a PCB (printed circuit board), a protection circuit module mounted on the PCB and coupled to the at least one supply trace, and a plurality of temperature sensors respectively reflecting a temperature of the battery cell and a temperature of the PCB. The method may comprise: measuring a cell temperature and a PCB temperature by the temperature sensors; when charging the battery cell by a charging current and a charging voltage, controlling the charging voltage and the charging current according to the cell temperature, and adjusting the charging current further according to the PCB temperature, so as to constrain the temperature of the PCB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Chih-Yuan Hsu, Chi-Ming Lee, Shih-Ming Chen
  • Publication number: 20180131195
    Abstract: A method used between a portable device and a battery pack including at least one battery cell includes: transmitting information for the battery cell from the portable device to the battery pack via the connecting interface or from the battery pack to the portable device via the connecting interface; and according to the information for the battery cell, performing at least one control operation that is associated with the battery cell; wherein there is an analog communication from the battery cell of the battery pack to the portable device to provide a voltage level actually from the battery cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Jui-Chi Wu, Chi-Ming Lee, Chih-Yuan Hsu
  • Publication number: 20180080994
    Abstract: A method applied into an electronic device and capable of measuring at least one resistance parameter includes: launching a program/application on the electronic device; and using the program/application to measure the at least one resistance parameter that is at least associated with a battery cell connected to and used for providing power to the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Jui-Chi Wu, Chi-Ming Lee, Kai-Hsun Chou
  • Patent number: 9893547
    Abstract: A method used between a portable device and a battery pack including at least one battery cell includes: transmitting information for the battery cell from the portable device to the battery pack via the connecting interface or from the battery pack to the portable device via the connecting interface; and, according to the information for the battery cell, performing at least one control operation that is associated with the battery cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Jui-Chi Wu, Chi-Ming Lee, Chih-Yuan Hsu
  • Patent number: 9864015
    Abstract: A method applied into an electronic device and capable of measuring at least one resistance parameter includes: launching a program/application on the electronic device; and using the program/application to measure the at least one resistance parameter that is at least associated with a battery cell connected to and used for providing power to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Jui-Chi Wu, Chi-Ming Lee, Kai-Hsun Chou
  • Publication number: 20160299551
    Abstract: A method for power throttling upon a system includes: obtaining at least one characteristic information of a power source that is used for providing energy for the system; and, determining an available power range for the system according to the at least one characteristic information, so as to make the system control a behavior of the system according to the available power range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Jui-Chi Wu, Chi-Ming Lee, Tsung-Ju Tsai
  • Publication number: 20160299179
    Abstract: A method for estimating an available power range as a reference for performing power throttling upon a system includes: estimating an extra power range that is instantaneously available for the system according to at least one characteristic information of a power source that is used for providing energy for the system; and, calculating the available power range for the system according to the extra power range and a currently consumed power range so that the system controls a behavior of the system according to the available power range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Jui-Chi Wu, Tsung-Ju Tsai, Chi-Ming Lee
  • Publication number: 20160164324
    Abstract: A portable device capable of controlling output characteristics of an adaptor used for charging a battery of the portable device includes a sensing circuit and a controlling circuit. The sensing circuit senses a condition of the battery. The controlling circuit controls the adaptor to adjust its output characteristics based on the condition of the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Chih-Yuan Hsu, Chi-Ming Lee
  • Publication number: 20160138807
    Abstract: A gas turbine combustor assembly includes a fuel injector, a dome stator around the fuel injector, and a dome sleeve coupled to the dome stator. The dome sleeve defines an air inlet opening with the dome stator, and is carried to move with respect to the dome stator to change a flow area of the air inlet opening. The dome sleeve also defines a nozzle sloping downstream from the air inlet opening toward an outlet of the combustor assembly. The sloping nozzle defines an annular pinch gap adjacent an outlet of the fuel injector, and is coupled to move with the dome sleeve to change a flow area through the pinch gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Hukam Chand Mongia, Chi-Ming Lee, Daniel L. Bulzan, Fei Philip Lee, Kathleen M. Tacina
  • Publication number: 20160126758
    Abstract: A method used between a portable device and a battery pack including at least one battery cell includes: transmitting information for the battery cell from the portable device to the battery pack via the connecting interface or from the battery pack to the portable device via the connecting interface; and, according to the information for the battery cell, performing at least one control operation that is associated with the battery cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Jui-Chi Wu, Chi-Ming Lee, Chih-Yuan Hsu
  • Publication number: 20160049815
    Abstract: A method for controlling a state of a battery includes: providing and using a specific connecting interface to connect the battery and a portable device; and controlling the battery to enter a shipping mode and exit the shipping mode by using the specific connecting interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Jui-Chi Wu, Chi-Ming Lee, Chih-Yuan Hsu
  • Patent number: 9257317
    Abstract: The present invention provides an overhead hoist transport system, which includes a rail, a stocker disposed under the rails, wherein the stocker can move along the direction of the rail, and a cleaning station, disposed on the rail to clean the stocker directly when the stocker is moving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: INOTERA MEMORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Chi-Ming Lee, Tsan-I Chen
  • Publication number: 20150241521
    Abstract: A method applied into an electronic device and capable of measuring at least one resistance parameter includes: launching a program/application on the electronic device; and using the program/application to measure the at least one resistance parameter that is at least associated with a battery cell connected to and used for providing power to the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Jui-Chi Wu, Chi-Ming Lee, Kai-Hsun Chou