Patents by Inventor Zhong-Ying Qu

Zhong-Ying Qu 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: 20210208646
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a temperature controlling method for a server, a baseboard management controller and a server temperature controlling system. The method is applied to the baseboard management controller and the server comprises a management engine and a fan. The method comprises obtaining a server temperature information collected by the management engine and controlling the fan according to the server temperature information when the management engine is in a normal state; and collecting the sever temperature information and controlling the fan according to the server temperature information when the management engine is in an abnormal state. The temperature controlling method for the server, the baseboard management controller, and the server temperature controlling system can collect the server temperature in real time for controlling the server temperature without being affected by the working state of the management engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicants: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Baozai YU, Yu-Xi CHEN, Zhong-Ying QU
  • Patent number: 10983928
    Abstract: A method for automatically configuring a PCIe slot comprises: writing a configuration value into a storage device, with the configuration value associated with a configuration manner of the PCIE slot, reading the configuration value from the storage device by a BIOS, and determining whether the configuration value belongs to a valid value set, the BIOS configures a data bandwidth of the PCIe slot according to the configuration value when the configuration value belongs to a valid value set, and the BIOS configures the data bandwidth of the PCIe slot according to a default value when the configuration values does not belong to the valid value set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jin Chen, Zhong-Ying Qu
  • Publication number: 20210004335
    Abstract: A method for automatically configuring a PCIe slot comprises: writing a configuration value into a storage device, with the configuration value associated with a configuration manner of the PCIE slot, reading the configuration value from the storage device by a BIOS, and determining whether the configuration value belongs to a valid value set, the BIOS configures a data bandwidth of the PCIe slot according to the configuration value when the configuration value belongs to a valid value set, and the BIOS configures the data bandwidth of the PCIe slot according to a default value when the configuration values does not belong to the valid value set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Jin CHEN, Zhong-Ying QU
  • Patent number: 10871969
    Abstract: A method for switching basic input/output system (BIOS) interface, adapted to a basic input/output system (BIOS) having a complex module and a simplified module and executed by an electronic device, comprising entering a BIOS and displaying the simplified module on the BIOS interface, determining by the electronic device whether a hotkey is triggered, determining by the electronic device whether the hotkey is a first hotkey corresponding to the complex module when the hotkey is triggered, and hiding the simplified module and displaying the complex module on the BIOS interface when the hotkey is the first hotkey.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jin Chen, Lai Kong, Zhong-Ying Qu
  • Publication number: 20200387469
    Abstract: A method for controlling a serial port information of a server host is provided. At first, a basic input/output system of the server host is activated. Then the BIOS reads a first port state value of a first input/output port of a MOS chip. Then an information output state of a serial port of a server host is determined according to the first port state value of the first input/output port, wherein the information output state is related to whether to output information of the serial port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Jin CHEN, Yu-Xi CHEN, Zhong-Ying QU
  • Publication number: 20170344099
    Abstract: A power consumption control technique configures an adjustable range for a frequency of an uncore of a CPU of a computing system so as to determine a power-consumption managing policy for the uncore to be operated at the frequency within the adjustable range, under the situation of independency of frequency-modulating functions individually for the core and the uncore of the CPU of the computing system. The adjustable range for the frequency of the uncore is particularly set by utilizing a BIOS (Basic input/output system) program of the computing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventor: Zhong-Ying QU
  • Patent number: 9710334
    Abstract: A server system is disclosed herein, which comprises a first BIOS (Basic Input/Output System chip, a second BIOS chip, a baseboard management controller (BMC) and a platform controller. In a preset mode, the platform controller is conductively connected with the first BIOS chip through the BMC and the multiplexer so that the server system is activated by the first BIOS chip. Upon detecting a failure of a POST (Power-on self-test) initialization of the first BIOS chip, the BMC transmits a control command to the multiplexer so as to make the platform controller conductively connecting with the second BIOS chip through the BMC and the multiplexer so that the server system is activated by the second BIOS chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kuo-Shu Chiu, Zhong-ying Qu, Tianwen Zhao, Peng Hu, Fangjie Chu
  • Patent number: 9600370
    Abstract: A server system is disclosed herein, which includes a first BIOS chip, a second BIOS chip, a platform controller, and a baseboard management controller. The platform controller and the baseboard management controller are electrically connected to a first multi-way selector and a second multi-way selector, respectively. The first multi-way selector and the second multi-way selector are individually electrically connected to both the first BIOS chip and the second BIOS chip. The disclosure can accomplish an aspect that when either of the first BIOS chip and the second BIOS chip fails in activating the server system, the server system can be automatically activated by the other BIOS chip. Further, by the baseboard management controller, a firmware of the fail-to-activate BIOS chip can be simultaneously updated, thereby improving security and reliability of the server system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kuo-Shu Chiu, Zhong-Ying Qu, Tianwen Zhao, Peng Hu, Fangjie Chu
  • Publication number: 20160147540
    Abstract: A server system is disclosed herein, which includes a first BIOS chip, a second BIOS chip, a platform controller, and a baseboard management controller. The platform controller and the baseboard management controller are electrically connected to a first multi-way selector and a second multi-way selector, respectively. The first multi-way selector and the second multi-way selector are individually electrically connected to both the first BIOS chip and the second BIOS chip. The disclosure can accomplish an aspect that when either of the first BIOS chip and the second BIOS chip fails in activating the server system, the server system can be automatically activated by the other BIOS chip. Further, by the baseboard management controller, a firmware of the fail-to-activate BIOS chip can be simultaneously updated, thereby improving security and reliability of the server system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Kuo-Shu CHIU, Zhong-ying Qu, Tianwen Zhao, Peng Hu, Fangjie Chu
  • Publication number: 20160147604
    Abstract: A server system is disclosed herein, which comprises a first BIOS (Basic Input/Output System chip, a second BIOS chip, a baseboard management controller (BMC) and a platform controller. In a preset mode, the platform controller is conductively connected with the first BIOS chip through the BMC and the multiplexer so that the server system is activated by the first BIOS chip. Upon detecting a failure of a POST (Power-on self-test) initialization of the first BIOS chip, the BMC transmits a control command to the multiplexer so as to make the platform controller conductively connecting with the second BIOS chip through the BMC and the multiplexer so that the server system is activated by the second BIOS chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Kuo-Shu Chiu, Zhong-ying Qu, Tianwen Zhao, Peng Hu, Fangjie Chu
  • Patent number: 8667202
    Abstract: A method of powering on a server is provided, wherein the server includes power consumption modules with the same functions, connectors, and a BIOS (Basic Input/Output System). The power consumption modules are connected to the server via the connectors respectively. This method includes the steps as follows. At first, the BIOS detects a delay power-up setting. When the delay power-up setting is detected, the BIOS staggers initialization times of the connectors, so that the connectors can be initialized respectively. When one of the connectors has been initialized, the connector is electrically connected to the corresponding power consumption module, so that the power consumption module can be delayed to be powered on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Inventec Corporation
    Inventors: Zhong-Ji Qi, Zhong-Ying Qu
  • Publication number: 20120137113
    Abstract: A method of powering on a server is provided, wherein the server includes power consumption modules with the same functions, connectors, and a BIOS (Basic Input/Output System). The power consumption modules are connected to the server via the connectors respectively. This method includes the steps as follows. At first, the BIOS detects a delay power-up setting. When the delay power-up setting is detected, the BIOS staggers initialization times of the connectors, so that the connectors can be initialized respectively. When one of the connectors has been initialized, the connector is electrically connected to the corresponding power consumption module, so that the power consumption module can be delayed to be powered on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zhong-Ji QI, Zhong-Ying QU
  • Publication number: 20100205423
    Abstract: The invention provides a Basic Input/Output System (BIOS), a computer device and a method for recovering the BIOS. The BIOS includes a first boot block, a second boot block and a main BIOS block. The computer device includes a control chip disposed therein and said BIOS. When the programs in the first boot block and the main BIOS block are damaged, the second boot block can be selected so as for the BIOS to boot from the second boot block. Meanwhile, a recovery module of the second boot block can be utilized to recover the first boot block and/or the main BIOS block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ming-Yang Shao, Lai Kong, Yin Deng, Guo-Juan Xin, Zhong-Ying Qu, Eric Chiou