Patents by Inventor Yu-Chen Lee

Yu-Chen 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: 8656148
    Abstract: The invention discloses a device information collecting method in a computer system including the following steps: booting a computer system and entering an operating system; executing a collecting application program in the operating system for detecting a plurality of device information and settings in the computer system and storing the device information and settings as a log file and building up a virtual reference computer system according to the log file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventor: Yu-Chen Lee
  • Patent number: 8533519
    Abstract: A motherboard with overclocking and overvolting functions is provided. The motherboard with an overvolting function includes a specified component, a voltage regulator and a micro-controller. The specified component receives an operating voltage. The voltage regulator generates the operating voltage according to a reference voltage. The micro-controller is electrically connected to an external input device for receiving a control signal issued by the external input device and adjusting the reference voltage according to the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Chao-Chung Wu, Yu-Chen Lee, Chien-Shien Lin
  • Publication number: 20120246498
    Abstract: A motherboard with overclocking and overvolting functions is provided. The motherboard with an overvolting function includes a specified component, a voltage regulator and a micro-controller. The specified component receives an operating voltage. The voltage regulator generates the operating voltage according to a reference voltage. The micro-controller is electrically connected to an external input device for receiving a control signal issued by the external input device and adjusting the reference voltage according to the control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Chung Wu, Yu-Chen Lee, Chien-Shien Lin
  • Patent number: 8274271
    Abstract: A motherboard with overclocking and overvolting functions is provided. The motherboard with an overvolting function includes a specified component, a voltage regulator and a micro-controller. The specified component receives an operating voltage. The voltage regulator generates the operating voltage according to a reference voltage. The micro-controller is electrically connected to an external input device for receiving a control signal issued by the external input device and adjusting the reference voltage according to the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Chao-Chung Wu, Yu-Chen Lee, Chien-Shien Lin
  • Publication number: 20120226897
    Abstract: A computer system including a first memory unit, a second memory unit and a switch unit is provided. The first memory unit stores a first BIOS. The second memory unit stores a second BIOS. The switch unit has a first configuration and a second configuration. Upon the computer system being started, the switch unit receives an enable signal. When the switch unit is in the first configuration, the enable signal is provided to the first memory unit to start the first basic input/output system. When the switch unit is in the second configuration, the enable signal is provided to the second memory unit to start the second basic input/output system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Chung Wu, Yu-Chen Lee
  • Patent number: 8258770
    Abstract: A multi-phase voltage regulator module connects to a central processing unit and is able to operate in one of a high-load mode and a low-load mode. The multi-phase voltage regulator module comprises: a pulse-width-modulation controller generating a plurality of phase-width-modulation signals; and, a plurality of phase circuits, each of which receives a corresponding one of the phase-width-modulation signals and generates a corresponding output current to the central processing unit; wherein a first portion of the phase circuits are activated when the multi-phase voltage regulator module is operated in the low-load mode at a first time, and, a second portion of the phase circuits are activated when the multi-phase voltage regulator module is operated in the low-load mode at a second time, the first portion being non-identical to the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Chao-Chung Wu, Chi-Pen Chi, Yu-Chen Lee
  • Patent number: 8239664
    Abstract: A dual BIOS program protecting method is provided for protecting a first BIOS program and a second BIOS program of a computer system. Firstly, a flag is switched from a first status to a second status during the refreshing of the first BIOS program. If the first BIOS program is successfully refreshed, the flag is switched from the second status to the first status. If the flag is in the second status when the computer system is booted, a first control signal is generated and the second BIOS program enters a write protection mode according to the first control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Chao-Chung Wu, Yu-Chen Lee
  • Patent number: 8205069
    Abstract: A computer system including a first memory unit, a second memory unit and a switch unit is provided. The first memory unit stores a first BIOS. The second memory unit stores a second BIOS. The switch unit has a first configuration and a second configuration. Upon the computer system being started, the switch unit receives an enable signal. When the switch unit is in the first configuration, the enable signal is provided to the first memory unit to start the first basic input/output system. When the switch unit is in the second configuration, the enable signal is provided to the second memory unit to start the second basic input/output system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Chao-Chung Wu, Yu-Chen Lee
  • Publication number: 20120023321
    Abstract: A computer system including a first memory unit, a second memory unit, a switch and a microcontroller is provided. The first memory unit stores a first basic input/output system (BIOS). The microcontroller is coupled to the first memory unit, the second memory unit and the switch. Prior to a starting of the computer system, the microcontroller reads the first BIOS in the first memory unit and stores the first BIOS to the second memory unit when the microcontroller detects that the switch is conducted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Chung Wu, Yu-Chen Lee
  • Patent number: 8069342
    Abstract: A computer and a BIOS clear button thereof are provided. The BIOS clear button is adapted to be electrically connected with a motherboard of the computer. The BIOS clear button includes a body, a key, and a connecting part. The body has a recessed portion and a plurality of protrusion portions disposed beside the recessed portion, wherein the protrusion portions protrude from the recessed portion. The key is disposed on the recessed portion, and the connecting part is connected to the body and is electrically connected with the motherboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Yu-Chen Lee, Chieh-Shien Lin
  • Patent number: 8055889
    Abstract: The invention provides a BIOS management device and a method for managing a BIOS setting value. The invention determines whether to shut down a computer and to restore the BIOS setting value to a default state by detecting whether a restoring event occurs. In addition, the computer is shut down and the BIOS setting value is restored to the default state when the restoring event occurs. Therefore, the fault caused by the improper setting of the BIOS is eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Yu-Chen Lee, Chieh-Shien Lin
  • Patent number: 7955100
    Abstract: An electronic device and a connector thereof are provided. The electronic device includes a circuit board and an electronic device and the connector disposed on the circuit board. The connector includes a slot and a cap. The slot is configured for a card module to be plugged in along a plugging direction. A first pillar portion and a second pillar portion are at two opposite sides of the slot. The cap is disposed on a top of the first pillar portion and has a first protruding portion. The first protruding portion protrudes out of a side of the first pillar portion away from the second pillar portion while observing along the plugging direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Ming-Hung Chung, Shu-Fen Huang, Yu-Chen Lee, Tsung-Hua Wu
  • Publication number: 20110078484
    Abstract: A motherboard with overclocking and overvolting functions is provided. The motherboard with an overvolting function includes a specified component, a voltage regulator and a micro-controller. The specified component receives an operating voltage. The voltage regulator generates the operating voltage according to a reference voltage. The micro-controller is electrically connected to an external input device for receiving a control signal issued by the external input device and adjusting the reference voltage according to the control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Chung Wu, Yu-Chen Lee, Chien-Shien Lin
  • Patent number: 7881060
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus including a circuit board having multiple heat generating elements and a heat-dissipation module is provided. The heat-dissipation module includes a heat-dissipation plate and a heat pipe set. The heat-dissipation plate having a first surface and a second surface is disposed on the circuit board and having multiple contacting portions and at least one heat pipe protecting portion connecting the contacting portions. The contacting portions are used for receiving heat from the heat generating elements. A heat pipe accommodating groove passing through the heat pipe protecting portion is set on the first surface. The heat pipe set is disposed in the heat pipe accommodating groove of the heat-dissipation plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Ming-Hung Chung, Chun-Teng Chiu, Yu-Chen Lee
  • Publication number: 20110003490
    Abstract: An electronic device and a connector thereof are provided. The electronic device includes a circuit board and an electronic device and the connector disposed on the circuit board. The connector includes a slot and a cap. The slot is configured for a card module to be plugged in along a plugging direction. A first pillar portion and a second pillar portion are at two opposite sides of the slot. The cap is disposed on a top of the first pillar portion and has a first protruding portion. The first protruding portion protrudes out of a side of the first pillar portion away from the second pillar portion while observing along the plugging direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Ming-Hung Chung, Shu-Fen Huang, Yu-Chen Lee, Tsung-Hua Wu
  • Patent number: 7857628
    Abstract: A connector is provided. The connector is for connecting an electronic card. The electronic card comprises a first card side and a second card side, a first notch formed on the first card side, and a second notch formed on the second card side. The connector comprises a body, a first fixer and a second fixer. The body comprises a first side, a second side and a slot. The first fixer is disposed on the first side, wherein the first fixer pivots between a first orientation and a second orientation, and the first fixer abuts the first notch when the first fixer is in the first orientation. The second fixer is disposed on the second side, wherein the second fixer abuts the second notch via elastic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: ASUSTek Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Ming-Hung Chung, Yu-Chen Lee
  • Publication number: 20100313005
    Abstract: The invention discloses a device information collecting method in a computer system including the following steps: booting a computer system and entering an operating system; executing a collecting application program in the operating system for detecting a plurality of device information and settings in the computer system and storing the device information and settings as a log file and building up a virtual reference computer system according to the log file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventor: YU-CHEN LEE
  • Patent number: 7775816
    Abstract: An electronic device case structure includes a case body, a pivoting seat, a pushing member, and a driving member. An accommodating slot is formed on the case body for a peripheral device to be inserted therein. The case body has a disposition hole communicating with the accommodating slot and an internal space of the case body. The pivoting seat is disposed in the case body, and the pushing member is pivoted to the pivoting seat. The pushing member has a pushing segment, protruding in the accommodating slot through the disposition hole and a connecting segment. The driving member includes a coupling end connected to the connecting segment and an operation end, The operation end is to be pressed to make the driving member move inwards, so as to have the pushing segment to move towards the outside of the accommodating slot, thereby pushing and ejecting the peripheral device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Wistron Corp.
    Inventors: Yu-Hsin Huang, Yu-Chen Lee, Chun-Yi Chou
  • Publication number: 20100115300
    Abstract: A frequency and voltage adjusting method is provided for adjusting a clock frequency or an operating voltage of a first component of a computer system. Firstly, a control function of a computer keyboard is enabled. Then, an initiating signal is generated by the computer keyboard. After the initiating signal is received, a control key of the computer keyboard is depressed to generate a frequency-increasing signal, a frequency-decreasing signal, a voltage-increasing signal or a voltage-decreasing signal. The clock frequency is increased according to the frequency-increasing signal. The clock frequency is decreased according to the frequency-decreasing signal. The operating voltage is increased according to the voltage-increasing signal. The operating voltage is decreased according to the voltage-decreasing signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Chung Wu, Chien-Shien Lin, Yu-Chen Lee
  • Publication number: 20100100720
    Abstract: A dual BIOS program protecting method is provided for protecting a first BIOS program and a second BIOS program of a computer system. Firstly, a flag is switched from a first status to a second status during the refreshing of the first BIOS program. If the first BIOS program is successfully refreshed, the flag is switched from the second status to the first status. If the flag is in the second status when the computer system is booted, a first control signal is generated and the second BIOS program enters a write protection mode according to the first control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: ASUSTek COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: CHAO-CHUNG WU, Yu-Chen Lee