US Pat. No. 9,329,632

DOCKING STATION

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A docking station for a portable electronic device, the docking station comprises:
a main body;
a supporting structure;
a connecting structure disposed at the supporting structure, wherein the connecting structure includes a first signal transmitting
component and an operating component, and the first signal transmitting component is cooperated with the operating component;
and

a pivot, including:
a first fixing portion and a second fixing portion, wherein the first fixing portion is disposed at the supporting structure,
and the second fixing portion is disposed at the main body; and

a pivot portion, connected to the first fixing portion and the second fixing portion;
wherein when the portable electronic device is disposed at the supporting structure, the portable electronic device and the
supporting structure rotate between a first position and a second position relative to the main body via the pivot,

wherein the supporting structure further includes:
a linkage component, wherein the linkage component is cooperated with the operating component and includes a fastening component,
the operating component drive the linkage component moved, and the fastening component is fastened to the portable electronic
device;

a first limiting component, disposed at a first positioning component; and
a second limiting component, wherein one end of the second limiting component is disposed at an end of the first limiting
component which is near to a bottom of the supporting structure,

wherein the first limiting component and the second limiting component are changed between a first state and a second state,
the first state is that the first limiting component protrudes from the first positioning component, the other end of the
second limiting component abuts against the linkage component, and the second state is that the first limiting component is
pressed by the portable electronic device to abut against one end of the second limiting component and the other end of the
second limiting component does not contact with the linkage component.

US Pat. No. 9,373,871

BATTERY MODULE AND DETECTING METHOD THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A battery module with a battery housing comprising:
a battery cell disposed inside the battery housing;
a first conducting layer disposed inside the battery housing;
a second conducting layer disposed at a side of the battery cell; and
an insulating layer disposed between the first conducting layer and the second conducting layer,
wherein the first conducting layer, the second conducting layer, and the insulating layer form an internal capacitor, the
internal capacitor has a first capacitance value when the battery cell does not swell, and the internal capacitor has a second
capacitance value when the battery cell swells.

US Pat. No. 9,123,344

DEVICES AND SYSTEMS FOR REMOTE CONTROL

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A remote control system, comprising:
a remote controller having a microphone, a first input unit having a first actuator and a second input unit having a second
actuator,

the first input unit being operative to generate a speech recognition request signal; the second input unit being operative
to generate a microphone request signal; and

a receiving host, having:
a speech recognition functional module, providing a speech recognition function, wherein the receiving host receives the speech
recognition request signal from the remote controller to drive the speech recognition functional module to activate the speech
recognition function so as to recognize speech signals received from the microphone of the remote controller after the speech
recognition function is activated; and

a microphone functional module, providing a microphone function, wherein the receiving host receives the microphone request
signal from the remote controller to drive the microphone functional module to activate the microphone function,

wherein the speech signals received from the microphone of the remote controller are being provided to the receiving host,
and the speech recognition request signal and the microphone request signal are independently generated by the remote controller
and then sent to the receiving host, such that the receiving host selectively performs the speech recognition function and
the microphone function to process the speech signals;

wherein:
in a first mode of operation of the receiving host, the microphone function is activated and the speech recognition function
is deactivated; and

in a second mode of operation of the receiving host, the microphone function is activated and the speech recognition function
is activated.

US Pat. No. 9,907,194

DISPLAY DEVICE

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A display device comprising:
a display unit; and
a display supporting unit including:
a base including a body and at least three stands, the bottom of the body including a center hole, the stands connected to
the body;

a support arm, an end of the support arm is sleeved on the base;
a light emitting unit disposed at the support arm adjacent to the base; and
a light cover disposed at the support arm between the light emitting unit and the center hole of the body.

US Pat. No. 9,312,600

STYLUS AND ANTENNA THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A stylus, comprising:
a conductive rod made of conductive materials and including a first opening in the conductive materials;
a circuit board disposed in the conductive rod and including a ground portion, wherein the conductive rod is electrically
connected to the ground portion;

an antenna including a radiating portion and a feeding portion, wherein the feeding portion is electrically connected to the
circuit board and extends from inside of the conductive rod to outside via the first opening, and the radiating portion is
disposed at the outside of the conductive rod and electrically connected to the feeding portion; and

an insulator disposed in the first opening to electrically insulate between the feeding portion and the conductive materials
of the conductive rod.

US Pat. No. 9,148,720

MULTIMEDIA OUTPUT DEVICE WITH DETECTION AND PROTECTION CIRCUIT AND AUDIO OUTPUT METHOD THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A multimedia output device, adapted to an external speaker, wherein the external speaker has a speaker unit, an identification
resistor, and a first connector, the multimedia output device comprising:
a second connector, electrically connected with the first connector, wherein the multimedia output device is coupled to the
speaker unit and the identification resistor, and the second connector has at least two sections coupled with the identification
resistor;

a detection and protection circuit, electrically connected with the second connector, and configured to detect the identification
resistor and determine whether the identification resistor complies with a predetermined resistance range, wherein when the
identification resistor complies with the predetermined resistance range, the detection and protection circuit outputs an
enabling signal; and

a playing circuit, electrically connected with the second connector and the detection and protection circuit, wherein when
the playing circuit receives the enabling signal, the playing circuit outputs an audio signal to the speaker unit to be played;

wherein the detection and protection circuit comprises a first resistor, a second resistor, and a third resistor, when the
external speaker is connected to the multimedia output device, the first resistor, the identification resistor, and the second
resistor are serially connected, and a first node voltage is generated at where the first resistor and the identification
resistor are coupled with each other, and when the external speaker is not connected to the multimedia output device, the
first resistor and the third resistor are serially connected, and a second node voltage is generated at where the first resistor
and the third resistor are coupled with each other, wherein the first node voltage is different from the second node voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,184,607

BATTERY MODULE AND OVERCHARGE PROTECTING METHOD THEREOF

ASUSTek COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An overcharge protecting method for a rechargeable battery, comprising following steps:
detecting a battery voltage of the rechargeable battery in a charging process;
determining whether the battery voltage is larger than or equals to an upper limit voltage;
if no, continuously charging the rechargeable battery until the battery voltage reaches a charging cut-off voltage and then
the charging process is ended; and

if yes, stopping the charging process, reducing a value of the charging cut-off voltage and using the reduced charging cut-off
voltage as the charging cut-off voltage in the next charging process.

US Pat. No. 9,060,153

REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE, REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM AND REMOTE CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A remote control system, comprising:
a remote control device including an input element, a control unit and a wireless transmitter, wherein the control unit is
electrically connected to the input element and the wireless transmitter, an object is adapted to touch the input element
so as to generate an absolute coordinate signal according to an absolute position of the object on the input element, and
the wireless transmitter transmits the absolute coordinate signal and a motion signal; and

an electronic device including a wireless receiver and a display screen, wherein the wireless receiver receives the absolute
coordinate signal and the motion signal, and the wireless receiver displays the absolute coordinate signal at the display
screen via a cursor,

wherein when the electronic device does not receive the motion signal, the absolute coordinate signal is not operated on an
application program of the electronic device, and when the electronic device receives the motion signal, the absolute coordinate
signal is operated on the application program.

US Pat. No. 9,883,572

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An electronic device, adapted for adjusting a light effect of a cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL), the electronic device
is electronically connected to the CCFL, the electronic device comprising:
a pulse width modulation (PWM) controller configured to receive at least a digital signal and to output a specific-frequency
reference signal according to the digital signal;

a driver electronically connected to the PWM controller and configured to output a first voltage signal according to the specific-frequency
reference signal; and

a transformer electronically connected to the driver and the CCFL, the transformer amplifies the first voltage signal to generate
a second voltage signal and sends the second voltage signal to the CCFL, and a light effect is generated by the CCFL according
to the second voltage signal.

US Pat. No. 9,239,649

METHOD FOR CORRECTING TOUCH POSITION

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A method for correcting a touch position applied to an electronic device, the method comprising following steps:
receiving a current touch event;
obtaining prediction information of the current touch event based on correction information of a previous touch event which
is received at a previous time point before the current touch event;

obtaining correction information of the current touch event according to the prediction information and a measuring position
of the current touch event; and

updating a position of the current touch event at a display unit by using the correction information of the current touch
event,

wherein the correction information includes a correction position and a correction error, the prediction information includes
a prediction position and a prediction error, and the step of obtaining the prediction information of the current touch event
based on the correction information of the previous touch event which is received at the previous time point before the current
touch event includes:

regarding the correction position of the previous touch event as the prediction position of the current touch event; and
taking a total value of the correction error of the previous touch event adding a prediction error value as the prediction
error of the current touch event.

US Pat. No. 9,338,916

INTEGRATED CONTROLLER FOR ELECTRONIC APPARATUSES

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An integrated controller for electronic apparatuses, cooperating with an electric power switch with a fire wire and a control
wire, and the electronic apparatus includes a wire-input end and a wire-output end, the integrated controller comprising:
a host including a control circuit board, at least one power terminal set and a plurality of control keys, wherein the power
terminal set includes:

a power input terminal connected to the fire wire to receive an alternating current (AC) power;
a power output terminal connected to the control wire, wherein the other end of the control wire is connected to the wire-input
end of the electronic apparatus; and

a power neutral terminal connected to a neutral wire, wherein the other end of the neutral wire is connected to the wire-output
end of the electronic apparatus; and

an AC/DC converting module connected to the power input terminal and the power neutral terminal, respectively, to convert
the AC power to a direct current (DC) power.

US Pat. No. 9,208,750

COLOR TEMPERATURE ADJUSTING METHOD OF DISPLAY DEVICE

ASUSTek COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A color temperature adjusting method of a display device comprising following steps:
generating a color temperature curve in commission internationale de l'eclairage (CIE) 1931 color space according to a color
temperature range, a Planckian locus and a CIE daylight locus in the CIE 1931 color space;

calculating a target color coordinate on the color temperature curve corresponding to target color temperature;
generating a new brightness ratio of red, green and blue, respectively, according to the target color coordinate and tristimulus
values of brightest red, brightest green and brightest blue of the display device;

generating a coefficient of red, green and blue, respectively, according to the new brightness ratios of red, green and blue
and the tristimulus values of red, green and blue; and

adjusting color temperature of the display device according to the coefficients of red, green and blue.

US Pat. No. 9,341,195

CENTRIFUGAL FAN MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE CENTRIFUGAL FAN MODULE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A centrifugal fan module, comprising:
A fan housing including an air outlet and a sidewall, wherein the sidewall includes a dust-discharging hole;
an impeller pivotally disposed in the fan housing to rotate along a rotational direction relative to the fan housing; and
an air guiding structure formed as a wall having first and second ends, the first end being connected to the sidewall;
wherein a tongue portion is formed between the sidewall and the impeller, the impeller being between the tongue portion and
the dust-discharging hole;

wherein a dust-discharging flow channel is formed between the air guiding structure and the sidewall, the dust-discharging
flow channel having an exit end where air exits therefrom corresponding to the second end of the air guiding structure, wherein
the exit end of the dust-discharging flow channel is adjacent to the air outlet of the fan housing and on the same side of
the fan housing as the air outlet.

US Pat. No. 9,305,519

IMAGE COLOR ADJUSTING METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An image color adjusting method applied to an electronic device equips with an image processing unit and a display screen,
the image color adjusting method comprising following steps:
obtaining multiple groups of first pixel data of an image in a first color space;
performing a first color space transforming process for the first pixel data to obtain multiple groups of second pixel data
of the image in a CIELAB color space, wherein each of the second pixel data includes a luminance component L*, a first color
component a* and a second color component b*;

adjusting the first color component a* and the second color component b* of the second pixel data to obtain multiple groups
of third pixel data;

performing a second color space transforming process for the third pixel data to obtain multiple groups of fourth pixel data
corresponding to the third pixel data in the first color space; and

displaying the adjusted image, wherein the adjusted image including multiple groups of the fourth pixel data by the display
screen,

wherein a color adjusting model is used to adjust the first color component a* and the second color component b* of the second
pixel data, and the color adjusting model is:


wherein “x” represents the first color component a* or the second color component b*, “f(x)” is a color mapping value of the
first color component a* or the second color component b* mapping to a range between “0” to “1”, parameters “t” and “?” are
control parameters, parameters “p” and “q” are limit parameters, and “g(x)” is a color adjusting value which generated by
adjusting the color mapping value “f(x)” via the color adjusting model.

US Pat. No. 9,201,576

DISPLAY METHOD AND PORTABLE DEVICE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A display method, adapted to a portable device, wherein the portable device has a touch screen, the touch screen has a
first display format, and at least one application program is installed in the portable device, the display method comprising:
receiving a display signal;
displaying a menu interface and an object corresponding to the at least one application program according to the display signal;
obtaining a display format supported by the at least one application program;
determining whether the display format supported by the at least one application program matches the first display format;
and

when the display format supported by the at least one application program does not match the first display format, showing
a first annotation message on the object corresponding to the at least one application program, receiving a first modification
command to modify the display format supported by the least one application program, and removing the first annotation message
on the object corresponding to the at least one application program after the display format supported by the least one application
program is modified.

US Pat. No. 9,179,567

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An electronic device having a calculation function and detachably connected to a portable electronic device having the
calculation function, the electronic device comprising: a body having a first surface; a connecting base disposed at the body
and including a containing cavity, wherein the portable electronic device is capable of being disposed in the containing cavity
to be electrically connected to the electronic device, and a back surface of the portable electronic device leans against
the first surface; a supporter including a first pivot; the supporter disposed at the body and supporting the body, wherein
an angle is formed between the supporter and the body; and a handle structure disposed at the back surface exposed out of
the first surface wherein the handle structure includes a handle, a second pivot and an elastic reset element, the handle
is pivotally connected to the back surface via the second pivot to rotate relatively to the back surface, and the elastic
reset element is connected between the back surface and the handle.

US Pat. No. 9,125,324

MOTHERBOARD

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A motherboard, comprising:
a circuit board;
a plurality of electronic components disposed at the circuit board;
a metal cover covering the circuit board;
a fastener fixing the metal cover to the circuit board, wherein the fastener is fastened to a device casing to make the metal
cover connected to the device casing for grounding; and

a flexible heat-conducting component disposed between the circuit board and the metal cover and contacting the electronic
components and the metal cover, wherein the flexible heat-conducting component includes a flexible bag and a heat conducting
material placed in the flexible bag, the flexible bag comprises vertical walls extending from a bottom of the flexible bag
to a top of the flexible bag, and the flexible bag is divided into multiple accommodating spaces by the vertical walls, the
heat conducting material is placed in the accommodating spaces.

US Pat. No. 9,723,752

HEAT DISSIPATING SYSTEM

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A heat dissipating system, comprising:
a casing body having an upper casing and a bottom casing, and at least one of the upper casing and the bottom casing includes
at least one air inlet;

a heat source disposed in the casing body; and
a piezoelectric fan disposed in the casing body and having an opening, the opening faces the heat source, and the air inlet
is adjacent to the opening, air draw into the opening through the air inlet, and exhaust out towards a direction to the heat
source by the piezoelectric fan, wherein an orthographic projected image of the opening on the bottom casing is overlapped
with an orthographic projected image of the air inlet on the bottom casing.

US Pat. No. 9,397,386

NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION MODULE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A near field communication module, applied to an electronic device comprising:
a flexible circuit board including a first part and a second part connected to each other;
a first sensing antenna disposed at the flexible circuit board and located at the first part; and
a second sensing antenna disposed at the flexible circuit board and located at the second part, wherein the first sensing
antenna is connected to the second sensing antenna and the first sensing antenna is disposed to overlap with the second sensing
antenna, after the flexible circuit board is bended, the flexible circuit board is disposed on a side of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,325,198

WIRELESS CHARGING DEVICE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A wireless charging device, comprising:
a plurality of power supply modules, wherein each of the power supply modules includes:
a receiver including a first induction coil and a receiving circuit coupled to the first induction coil, outputting an induction
current; and

a conduction circuit coupled to the receiver and generating an output signal according to the induction current;
a control unit coupled to the power supply modules and generating a control signal according to the induction current outputted
by the receiver; and

a charge module coupled to the power supply modules and receiving the output signal generated from the power supply modules
to output a charge current,

wherein the control unit adjusts a maximum value of the charge current of the charge module according to the number of the
power supply modules which generate the induction current.

US Pat. No. 9,311,172

EXTERNAL ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A computer system, wherein power supplying and a booting process of the computer system are controlled by a basic input/output
system (BIOS), comprising:
a super input/output chip including a timer, wherein a counting time is set by the BIOS and the timer counts down when booting
the computer system, and the counting time is longer than a normal booting time;

a south bridge chipset electrically connected with the super input/output chip and exchanging data between a host and a peripheral
device; and

a power supply module used for providing power to the computer system,
wherein the BIOS controls the timer to stop counting down when the computer system is capable of booting normally, a power-off
process is executed to control the power supply module to stop providing power when the counting time is up, the super input/output
chip sends a reboot signal to reboot the computer system after the power-off process is completed.

US Pat. No. 9,293,837

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A wireless communication apparatus, comprising:
a first antenna;
an antenna driving circuit driving the first antenna;
a first medium electrically connected between the first antenna and the antenna driving circuit;
a second medium, wherein the first medium and the second medium are in energy coupling; and
a second antenna electrically connected with the second medium,
wherein a first transmission path is formed by the antenna driving circuit, the first medium and the first antenna, and a
second transmission path is formed by the antenna driving circuit, the first medium, the second medium and the second antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,258,026

MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH HUMAN BODY RECOGNITION FUNCTION

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A mobile communication device with a human body recognition function, comprising:
a sensing pad generating an induction signal when a target object approaches the sensing pad; and
a sensor electrically connected to the sensing pad and used for receiving the induction signal, wherein the sensor includes
a first sensitivity and a second sensitivity, and the first sensitivity is higher than the second sensitivity;

wherein when the sensor receives the induction signal, the sensor switches the first sensitivity to the second sensitivity,
the induction signal is converted into a first signal, and the first signal is compared with a default value, when the first
signal is greater than the default value, the target object is determined as a human body.

US Pat. No. 9,240,716

SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A switching power supply circuit, comprising:
a power output stage for generating an output signal to drive it load device;
a pulse width modulation (PWM) signal generator electrically connected with the power output stage and generating a pulse
width modulation (PWM) signal to control the power output stage;

a compensation module electrically connected with the PWM signal generator for generating a compensation signal to the PWM
signal generator according to the output signal; and

an overshooting protection module electrically connected with the PWM signal generator and the compensation module, wherein
the overshooting protection module receives the output signal to enable or disable the PWM signal generator, wherein the overshooting
protection module comprises:

a first switch coupled with the PWM signal generator and the compensation module;
a second switch coupled with the PWM signal generator and a ground,
wherein the first switch and the second switch are turned on or turned off according to whether the output signal exceeds
the threshold voltage, and the first switch and the second switch are mutually exclusive turned on or off; and

an overshooting detecting unit for detecting whether the output signal exceeds a threshold voltage to generate a detecting
result and drive the first switch and the second switch to enable or disable the PWM signal generator according to the detecting
result.

US Pat. No. 9,473,716

IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An image processing method, applied to an image processing device including a camera unit, a control unit, an image processing
unit and a storage unit, the image processing method comprising steps of:
obtaining a first image by the camera unit, wherein the control unit adjusts an exposure value of the camera unit to control
an average Y value of YUV color space of a dark part of the first image and a contrast value of the first image;

generating a second image by the image processing unit according to the first image and a first algorithm, wherein the first
algorithm is stored in the storage unit;

generating a third image by the image processing unit according to the first image and a second algorithm, wherein the second
algorithm is stored in the storage unit; and

generating a fourth image by the image processing unit according to a luminance value of the first image, the luminance value
of the second image, the luminance value of the third image and a weight array.

US Pat. No. 9,383,787

HEAT DISSIPATING MODULE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A heat dissipating module adapted to be disposed at a motherboard, comprising:
a fan used to provide cool air;
an air guiding cover including a first air outlet, a second air outlet and an air guiding part connected between the first
air outlet and the second air outlet, wherein the fan is disposed in the air guiding cover;

a first fin set disposed at a surface of the motherboard, wherein the first fin set includes a plurality of first fins and
an air guiding slope, the first air outlet covers at least a part of the first fins, and the air guiding slope and the air
guiding part define a guiding channel to guide the cool air from the first air outlet to the second air outlet; and

a second fin set disposed at another surface of the motherboard and extending to a side edge of the motherboard, wherein a
top surface of the first fin set is located above a top surface of the second fin set, the air guiding slope slants toward
the second fin set, the second fin set includes a plurality of second fins, the second fins are located at the side edge,
the second air outlet covers the second fins, and a first direction of the air flowing out of the first air outlet is parallel
to a second direction of the air flowing out of the second air outlet.

US Pat. No. 9,268,365

PROTECTING COVER

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A protecting cover adapted for an electronic device, wherein the electronic device includes an arc side and a first magnetic
element, disposed in the arc side, the protecting cover comprising:
a covering part; and
a pivot part connected to the covering part, wherein the pivot part includes:
an arc area having a curvature that matches the arc side of the electronic device, wherein the arc area includes two holding
recesses at two sides of the arc area;

a second magnetic element, embedded in the arc area, wherein the first magnetic element is magnetically attracted to the second
magnetic element to detachably connect the pivot part to the electronic device; and

two end parts disposed at either end of the arc area, each of the end parts including a protruding column extending into and
moving within the corresponding holding recess thereby allowing the arc area to move between an initial position and a stretching
position relative to the two end parts.

US Pat. No. 9,270,962

METHOD OF ELIMINATING COLOR CAST OF IMAGE IN PHOTOGRAPHIC DEVICE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A method of eliminating a color cast of an image in a photographic device including:
obtaining a color cast image via the photographic device;
determining a color temperature of the color cast image;
analyzing a brightness ratio among a first primary color, a second primary color, and a third primary color of the color cast
image;

choosing one parameter group from a plurality of color cast calibration parameter groups according to the color temperature;
calibrating the brightness ratio among the first primary color, the second primary color, and the third primary color of the
color cast image via the chosen color cast calibration parameter group; and

getting the color cast calibration parameter groups at different color temperatures, including:
getting a plurality of with-color-cast calibration images of a color cast calibration component at different color temperatures;
analyzing a brightness ratio among the first primary color, the second primary color, and the third primary color of each
of the with-color-cast calibration images;

getting a plurality of without-color-cast calibration images of the color cast calibration component at different color temperatures;
analyzing the brightness ratio among the first primary color, the second primary color, and the third primary color of each
of the without-color-cast calibration images; and

comparing the brightness ratio between the with-color-cast calibration images and the without-color-cast calibration images
according to different color temperatures to get the color cast calibration parameter groups, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,210,832

THERMAL BUFFERING ELEMENT

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A thermal buffering element applied to an electronic device, wherein the electronic device includes a heat source, the
thermal buffering element comprising:
a heat absorbing material disposed corresponding to the heat source;
a plurality of metal particles distributed in the heat absorbing material;
a first thermal diffusion material covering a surface of the heat absorbing material; and
a second thermal diffusion material covering another surface of the heat absorbing material opposite to the first thermal
diffusion material, wherein the heat absorbing material is between the first thermal diffusion material and the second thermal
diffusion material, and the heat source is disposed at a circuit board of the electronic device, and the second thermal diffusion
material covers the heat source and the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,160,422

DATA CAPTURING METHOD OF NFC PROTOCOL AND NFC ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A data capturing method of near-field communication (NFC) protocol applied to an NFC electronic device with an operation
system, wherein the operation system includes a kernel mode and a user mode, the method comprising following steps:
detecting a readable element by an interface drive module in the kernel mode to obtain NFC original data transferred by the
readable element;

capturing the NFC original data from the interface drive module by a capturing module and outputting the NFC original data
to an analyzing module in the user mode; and

analyzing the NFC original data by the analyzing module to obtain NFC target data.

US Pat. No. 9,143,549

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM OFFERING REMOTE ACCESS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A communication system offering remote access, comprising:
a remote device;
a relay node, controlling a connection from the remote device to a local area network (LAN); and
at least one server device, located in the LAN;
wherein the remote device communicates with the relay node by using a web access protocol, and the relay node converts a first
command compliant with the web access protocol into a second command compliant with a LAN data access protocol, so as to allow
the remote device to remotely access the at least one server device through the relay node,

wherein the relay node receives a server access option from the remote device, converts the server access option into a session
setup request compliant with the LAN data access protocol, and transmits the session setup request to a specific server device
corresponding to the server access option, wherein the specific server device is one of the at least server device,

wherein the relay node receives a session setup response and transmits a tree connect request to the specific server device
to request to receive a file directory, the relay node receives a tree connect response and converts the tree connect response
into a server authentication acknowledgement, wherein the tree connect response comprises the file directory, and the relay
node transmits the server authentication acknowledgement to the remote device.

US Pat. No. 9,119,286

COVER ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A cover assembly for covering a pivot of an electronic device, wherein the pivot is connected between a first component
and a second component of the electronic device, and the cover assembly is disposed at one side of the pivot, the cover assembly
comprising:
a first covering element, wherein a first end of the first covering element is connected to the first component, and a second
end of the first covering element includes a first limit part;

a second covering element, wherein a first end of the second covering element is connected to the second component, and a
second end of the second covering element includes a second limit part; and

at least one third covering element disposed between the first covering element and the second covering element, wherein one
end of the third covering element includes a third limit part, and the other end includes a fourth limit part;

wherein the first covering element is overlapped with the second covering element, and when the pivot rotates, the first limit
part and the second limit part move correspondingly.

US Pat. No. 9,356,397

CONNECTOR AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEM USING THE SAME

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A connector comprising:
a first grounding terminal including a first end and a second end;
a signal terminal including a third end and a fourth end; and
a second grounding terminal including a fifth end and a sixth end, wherein the signal terminal is between the first grounding
terminal and the second grounding terminal, wherein the first end, the third end and the fifth end are electrically connected
to a first plane of a first electronic device, wherein the second end, the fourth end and the sixth end are electrically connected
to a second plane of a second electronic device, and wherein the first plane and the second plane are not coplanar;

wherein the connector is used to connect together the first electronic device and the second electronic device, which is capable
of operating independently from the first electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,242,446

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF COMPOSITE MATERIAL

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A manufacturing method of a composite material, comprising following steps:
shaping a stainless steel plate into a stainless structural component having a first surface and a second surface opposite
to the first surface;

putting the stainless structural component in a female mold, and the first surface of the stainless structural component contacts
with the female mold;

putting a fiber material over the second surface of the stainless structural component away from the female mold, wherein
the fiber material does not contact with the second surface of the stainless structural component when the fiber material
is put over the second surface of the stainless structural component away from the female mold; and

pressing a male mold towards the female mold to make the fiber material attached to the stainless structural component.

US Pat. No. 9,178,384

POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND POWER SUPPLY METHOD THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A power supply system of an electronic device, comprising:
a voltage detecting unit, configured to detect a power voltage for generating a detecting signal;
an AC/DC converting unit, configured to convert the power voltage to a DC voltage, and the DC voltage is provided to the electronic
device;

a control unit, coupled to the voltage detecting unit, when a power anomaly of the power voltage is detected by the voltage
detecting unit, the electronic device is controlled by the control unit to enter an energy-saving mode according to the detecting
signal; and

a battery, coupled to the AC/DC converting unit and the electronic device, a DC voltage that the electronic device needs is
provided in the the energy-saving mode;

wherein the voltage detecting unit comprises:
a first resistor, having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is coupled to an input end of a power voltage;
and

an optical coupler, having an input side and an output side, wherein the input side has a first end and a second end, the
first end of the input side is coupled to the second end of the first resistor, and the second end of the input side is coupled
to a ground.

US Pat. No. 9,098,256

MOTHERBOARD MODULE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS USING THE SAME

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A motherboard module, comprising:
a motherboard, having a plurality of electronic components;
a cover, having a plurality of openings to expose the electronic components out of the cover through the openings, wherein
when the cover covers the motherboard thereon, a first space is formed between the cover and the motherboard, and the electronic
components are installed onto the motherboard through the openings;

a plurality of raised posts, disposed in the first space; and
a plurality of plates, detachably assembled between the raised posts and partitioning the first space into a plurality of
second spaces.

US Pat. No. 9,069,357

NAVIGATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR AUTO-DOCKING OF A ROBOT

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A robot device, comprising:
a base station used for transmitting a guiding signal; and
a robot including a first receiver, a second receiver and a third receiver, wherein the first receiver, the second receiver
and the third receiver are used to receive the guiding signal, the second receiver and the third receiver are disposed at
right and left of the first receiver of the robot at different angles, respectively;

wherein the robot determines to bypass towards right or left according to the guiding signals received by the second receiver
and the third receiver; and

in the bypassing of the robot, the robot stops bypassing at a first position when the strength of the guiding signal received
by the first receiver decreases or is reduced to zero,

wherein when the strength of the guiding signal received by the second receiver is larger than the strength of the guiding
signal received by the third receiver, the robot bypasses towards left, the robot keeps bypassing when the strength of the
guiding signal received by the first receiver continually increases, and the robot stops bypassing when the strength of the
guiding signal received by the first receiver decreases;

wherein when the strength of the guiding signal received by the second receiver is smaller than the strength of the guiding
signal received by the third receiver, the robot bypasses toward right, and the robot keeps bypassing when the strength of
the guiding signal received by the first receiver gradually increases, and the robot stops at the first position when the
guiding signal received by the first receiver decreases.

US Pat. No. 9,523,375

FAN BLADE STRUCTURE AND CENTRIFUGAL FAN USING THE SAME

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A fan blade structure applied to a centrifugal fan, the fan blade structure comprising: a wheel hub including a plurality
of connecting brackets; and an annular vane including multiple crests and troughs, wherein the crests and the troughs interlace
to form a continuous curved surface, the continuous curved surface includes an outer ring surface and an inner ring surface,
and the connecting brackets are connected to the inner ring surface and drive the annular vane to rotate about a rotating
axis, wherein the continuous curved surface of the annular vane is a non-periodical change, and a changeable angle is formed
between a normal direction of each crest of the annular vane.

US Pat. No. 9,509,053

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a conducting element connected to a ground of the electronic device by a high impedance connection;
a supporting element including a supporting surface which is vertical to the conducting element; and
a multiband antenna disposed at the supporting surface, wherein the multiband antenna includes a radiating element, and the
radiating element and the conducting element forms a coupling capacitor;

wherein the multiband antenna includes:
a feeding section including a feeding point and electrically connected to the radiating element; and
a grounding section including a grounding point and electrically connected to the feeding section, wherein a first slot is
formed between the grounding section and the feeding section.

US Pat. No. 9,466,191

ALARM DEVICE FOR SECURING A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE BY DETECTING REMOVAL OF AN ATTACHED ELECTRICAL INTERFACE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An alarm device for warning of an attempt to remove a portable electronic device, applied to a data port of the portable
electronic device, the data port of the portable electronic device comprising: a power pin, a first data transfer pin, a second
data transfer pin, a ground pin, and a conductive casing, wherein the ground pin and the conductive casing of the data port
are electrically connected to a ground terminal of the portable electronic device; the alarm device comprising:
a detection unit comprising: a power connection, a first data transfer connection, a second data transfer connection, and
a ground connection, wherein the first data transfer connection is preset to a first electric potential; and

a connecting unit comprising a connecting port and a contact switch, the connecting port comprising: a power pin, a first
data transfer pin, a second data transfer pin, a ground pin, and a conductive casing, wherein the connecting port is configured
to plug with the data port of the portable electronic device, electrically connecting respective pins and casings,

the contact switch is electrically connected in series between the first data transfer connection of the detection unit and
the casing of the connecting port;

wherein the alarm device is set in detection mode when the connecting port is electrically connected to the data port of the
portable electronic device, and the contact switch is attached to the portable electronic device to close the contact switch
and thereby electrically connect the first data transfer connection of the detection unit to ground potential through interconnection
of the connection unit and the data port;

wherein the detection unit issues an alarm when electric potential of the first data transfer connection is detected to be
switched from ground potential to the first electric potential due to interruption of the interconnection and/or a contact
switch state change while in the detection mode.

US Pat. No. 9,396,728

DEVICES AND SYSTEMS FOR REMOTE CONTROL

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A remote control system, comprising:
a remote controller having a microphone which provides speech signals, a first input unit generating a speech recognition
request signal, and a second input unit generating a microphone request signal; and

a receiving host, having:
a speech recognition functional module providing a speech recognition function, wherein the speech recognition functional
module recognizes the speech signals received from the microphone of the remote controller;

a microphone functional module providing a microphone function, wherein when the receiving host receives the microphone request
signal from the remote controller, the microphone functional module is activated;

wherein:
the speech signals, the microphone request signal and the speech recognition request signal are sent from the remote controller
to the receiving host and when the receiving host receives the speech recognition request signal from the remote controller,
the speech recognition functional module is activated to recognize the speech signals that are received from the remote controller,
and when the receiving host receives the microphone request signal from the remote controller, the microphone functional module
is activated;

wherein the receiving host selectively performs the speech recognition function and the microphone function to process the
speech signals;

when in a first mode of operation of the receiving host, the microphone function is activated and the speech recognition function
is deactivated; and

when in a second mode of operation of the receiving host, the microphone function is activated and the speech recognition
function is activated.

US Pat. No. 9,372,621

OPERATING METHOD OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An operating method adapted to an electronic device, wherein the electronic device includes a display module and a detecting
module, the operating method comprising:
detecting a first input signal in the display module by the detecting module;
triggering an auxiliary displaying module according to the first input signal, and displaying the auxiliary displaying module
on the display module, wherein the auxiliary displaying module includes an auxiliary line which defines an edge of the auxiliary
displaying module;

detecting a second input signal by the detecting module;
determining whether the second input signal is in a sensing zone corresponding to the auxiliary displaying module, wherein
the sensing zone encompasses the auxiliary line of the auxiliary displaying module;

displaying a first drawing track directly on the auxiliary line of the auxiliary displaying module according to the second
input signal, and further displaying an auxiliary information about the first drawing track when the second input signal is
in the sensing zone, wherein the auxiliary information is associated with the auxiliary displaying module and the second input
signal, and wherein the first drawing track is a path directly on the auxiliary line of the auxiliary displaying module; and

displaying a second drawing track independent of the auxiliary line of the auxiliary displaying module according to the second
input signal when the second input signal is not in the sensing zone, wherein the second drawing track is a path of the second
input signal sliding in the display module.

US Pat. No. 9,343,901

POWER SYSTEM AND SHORT-CIRCUIT PROTECTION CIRCUIT THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A short-circuit protection circuit adapted to a voltage regulator module that regulates a power input from a power supply
and supply power to a load, the voltage regulator module includes a high side transistor and a low side transistor, the short-circuit
protection circuit comprising:
a short-circuit detecting circuit including a detecting terminal coupled with an end of the high side transistor, and another
end of the high side transistor is connected with an end of the low side transistor and coupled with the load, and another
end of the low side transistor is coupled with a ground;

a first switch connected with the low side transistor in parallel; and
a second switch coupled between the high side transistor and the power supply,
wherein the first switch is conducted before the power supply is powered on, the short-circuit detecting circuit sends a detecting
voltage to the high side transistor via the detecting terminal and determines whether the detecting voltage is grounded and
whether the high side transistor is short-circuited, and then the short-circuit protection circuit selectively turns off the
second switch to isolate the power supply.

US Pat. No. 9,146,754

BOOTING METHOD AND COMPUTER SYSTEM THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A computer system, comprising:
a power supply, for providing a main power;
a basic input output system (BIOS), for determining a modified setting value of the BIOS requires cutting off the main power
and rebooting the computer system, and sending a control command when the modified setting value requires cutting off the
main power and rebooting the computer system;

a chipset, coupled to the BIOS and the power supply respectively, for transmitting a power-failure signal;
a signal generator, coupled to the BIOS, for receiving the control command to generate a control signal; and
a switch, coupled to the signal generator, and coupled between the chipset and the power supply, for receiving the control
signal to change the power-failure signal, such that the power supply provides the main power to the computer system continuously
to reboot the computer system with the main power even when the BIOS has determined to require cutting off the main power
to reboot the computer system.

US Pat. No. 9,444,144

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a conductive housing;
a first antenna element disposed in the conductive housing;
a second antenna element disposed at an external surface of the conductive housing, wherein the conductive housing is located
between the first antenna element and the second antenna element, an orthogonal projection of the first antenna element on
the conductive housing is overlapped with an orthogonal projection of the second antenna element on the conductive housing,
and the conductive housing generates first current in response to the operation of the second antenna element; and

an insulation structure penetrating through the conductive housing and extending from at least one side of the conductive
housing to the second antenna element,

wherein the conductive housing generates induction current in response to the operation of the first antenna element, the
induction current is unable to flow through the insulation structure to make the conductive housing generate second current,
and a direction of the first current is the same as a direction of the second current.

US Pat. No. 9,318,797

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a main body including a nonmetal covered portion;
a metal cover disposed at the main body;
an antenna disposed in the main body; and
a magnetic flux inducer unit disposed in the main body and located between the nonmetal covered portion and the antenna, wherein
the magnetic permeability of the magnetic flux inducer unit is greater than 1.

US Pat. No. 9,459,675

MULTI-BATTERY POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A multi-battery power system, comprising:
an electronic device, including:
a first power storage module including a first power storage unit;
a first connector coupled to the first power storage module;
a second connector; and
a power conversion module coupled between the first power storage unit and the second connector, and converting power stored
in the first power storage module into a converted output voltage and transmitting the converted output voltage to the second
connector; and

an extension dock including:
an input interface used to electronically connect to an external AC input;
a third connector paired with and selectively connected to the second connector of the electronic device; and
an electrical load coupled to the third connector;
wherein when the electronic device is connected with the extension dock, the output voltage converted by the power conversion
module of the electronic device used to operate the electrical load of the extension dock originates from the AC input received
at the input interface of the extension dock.

US Pat. No. 9,389,704

INPUT DEVICE AND METHOD OF SWITCHING INPUT MODE THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An input device, comprising:
a main body including a top surface, a bottom surface and a side surface connected the bottom surface and the top surface;
a state detecting module including a first state detecting unit and a second state detecting unit, the first state detecting
unit is disposed at the bottom surface, the second state detecting unit is disposed at the side surface, and the first state
detecting unit and the second state detecting unit detect a using state of the input device, and the first state detecting
unit generates a first detecting signal and the second state detecting unit generates a second detecting signal;

a touchpad disposed at the top surface; and
a control unit electrically connected to the state detecting module and the touchpad;
wherein the control unit switches the touchpad to a first control mode or a second control mode according to the first detecting
signal and the second detecting signal.

US Pat. No. 9,459,674

POWER INTEGRATION MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A power integration module used for integrating a plurality of power supplies of a power supply module and outputting the
power supplies to an electrical load, comprising:
a first input connector electrically connected to a first input power supply of the power supply module;
a second input connector electrically connected to a second input power supply of the power supply module;
an output connector electronically connected to the electrical load; and
a switch unit comprising:
a first switch element coupled between the first input connector and the output connector; and
a second switch element coupled between the second input connector and the output connector; and
a determining unit comprising:
a first power supply sensor electrically connected to the first input connector to detect characteristic parameters of first
input power supply;

a second power supply sensor electrically connected to the second input connector to detect the characteristic parameters
of the second input power supply; and

a determining circuit configured to generate a control signal to turn on the switch unit when the first input power supply
and the second input power supply have the same characteristic parameters,

wherein the control signal generated by the determining circuit is transmitted simultaneously to the first switch element
and the second switch element, and is used to control the first switch element and the second switch element to both be turned
on or both be turned off,

when the switch unit is turned on, the first input power supply and the second input power supply are integrated in parallel
and outputted to the electrical load via the output connector.

US Pat. No. 9,374,010

POWER ADAPTOR

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A power adapter, comprising:
a voltage converter receiving an input voltage and determining whether to convert the input voltage to an output voltage according
to an indicating signal;

a connecting port connected to an electronic device;
a first transformer including a primary side and a secondary side, wherein the primary side and the secondary side are coupled
to each other, and a first end and a second end of the secondary side are coupled to the connecting port, respectively; and

a controller coupled to the voltage converter and the first transformer and generating the indicating signal according to
a voltage at the primary side of the first transformer,

wherein the controller includes:
a redundant voltage receiving end coupled to the voltage converter to receive a redundant voltage;
an indicating signal generating end used for transmitting the indicating signal;
a power supply coupled to the voltage converter and the first transformer and generating a supply power with a variable voltage
level according to the input voltage and a power state at a first end and a second end of the primary side of the first transformer,
wherein the second end of the primary side of the first transformer is coupled to a first reference ground end; and

a switch circuit connecting or cutting off the coupling between the redundant voltage receiving end and the indicating signal
generating end according to the voltage level of the supply power provided by the power supply;

wherein when the connecting port is electrically connected to the electrical device, a first end and a second end of the secondary
side are short to a second reference ground end.

US Pat. No. 9,416,793

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A centrifugal fan, comprising:
a casing including a upper cover and a lower cover; and
a fan body disposed in the casing, wherein the fan body includes:
a fan hub pivotally connected to the lower cover; and
a fan blade, wherein the fan blade includes an air intake portion and an air exhaust portion, the air intake portion is connected
to an outer edge of the fan hub, the air exhaust portion is connected to the air intake portion and disposed between the upper
cover and the lower cover, and the width of the air exhaust portion is reduced along a direction away from the air intake
portion;

wherein a cross section of the air exhaust portion vertical to the upper cover and the lower cover includes an upper contour
line and a lower contour line, the upper contour line includes a upper close point relative to the upper cover, the lower
contour line includes a lower close point relative to the lower cover, and the upper close point and the lower close point
are aligned with the edge of the air inlet in an axial direction of the fan body;

wherein among all elements of the centrifugal fan, in the axial direction, the upper cover is the element closest to the upper
contour line in the centrifugal fan, and the lower cover is the element closest to the lower contour line in the centrifugal
fan.

US Pat. No. 9,331,578

MULTI-PHASE BUCK DC CONVERTER

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An N-phase buck DC converter for driving a load, where N=2n and N is an even number equal to or greater than 4 and n is
a positive integer, the N-phase buck DC converter comprising:
N storage inductors connected to the load, wherein the N storage inductors are divided into a first part of storage inductors
and a second part of storage inductors, the first part of storage inductors include a first storage inductor to a (2n?1)th storage inductor with a fixed interval, the second part of storage inductors include a second storage inductor to a 2nth storage inductor with the fixed interval;

N low-side switches, wherein one side of each low-side switch is connected to a corresponding one of each of the N storage
inductors, respectively;

a first input capacitor;
a second input capacitor connected to the first input capacitor in series, wherein a contact of the first input capacitor
and the second input capacitor is connected to the second storage inductor of the N storage inductors;

N high-side switches divided into a first part of high-side switches and a second part of high-side switches, wherein the
first part of high-side switches include a first high-side switch to a (2n?1)th high-side switch with the fixed interval, the second part of high-side switches include a second high-side switch to a 2nth high-side switch with the fixed interval, the (2n?1)th high-side switch of the first part of high-side switches is connected to the (2n?1)th storage inductor of the N storage inductors; and

N?2 clamping capacitors divided into a first part of clamping capacitors and a second part of clamping capacitors, wherein
the first part of clamping capacitors include a first clamping capacitor to a (2n?3)th clamping capacitor with the fixed interval, and one side of a kth clamping capacitor is connected to a kth high-side switch and a (k+2)th high-side switch, an other side of the kth clamping capacitor is connected to a kth storage inductor of the N storage inductors, wherein k is an odd number between 1 and (2n?3), the second part of clamping
capacitors includes a second clamping capacitor to a (2n?2)th clamping capacitor with the fixed interval, and one side of a jth clamping capacitor is connected to a jth high-side switch and a (j+2)th high-side switch, an other side of the jth clamping capacitor is connected to a (j+2)th storage inductor of the N storage inductors, wherein j is an even number between 2 and (2n?2).

US Pat. No. 9,317,085

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CLOCK RATES CONTROLLING METHOD OF OVERCLOCKING OPERATION

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a central processing unit (CPU) used for over clocking operating;
a temperature sensing element coupled with the central processing unit and used for sensing a temperature of the central processing
unit operated in an over-clocked state wherein a clock rate of the over-clocked state is higher than a normal clock rate;
and

a control circuit coupled with the temperature sensing element and the central processing unit and configured to control the
central processing unit to enter an idle mode when the temperature of the central processing unit operated in the over-clocked
state is higher than a first threshold temperature,

wherein the control circuit is further configured to control the control processing unit to return to a normal mode when the
central processing unit is at the idle mode and the temperature of the central processing unit is lower than a second threshold
temperature,

wherein the first threshold temperature is higher than the second threshold temperature, and a clock rate of the central processing
unit at the idle mode is the clock rate of the over-clocked state and equal to a clock rate of the central processing unit
at the normal mode.

US Pat. No. 9,146,586

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a tablet module including a slot, wherein the tablet module includes:
a sliding element slidably disposed in the slot; and
a plurality of first attracting elements adjacently disposed on the sliding element and including a first attracting side,
wherein polarities of each two adjacent first attracting elements at the first attracting side are different; and

a docking base including:
a bearing sheet inserted to the slot and abutting against the sliding element; and
a plurality of second attracting elements adjacently disposed on the bearing sheet and including a second attracting side,
wherein polarities of each two adjacent second attracting elements at the second attracting side are different,

wherein the polarity of each of the first attracting elements at the first attracting side is different from the polarity
of the corresponding second attracting element at the second attracting side, and the first attracting side is attracted with
the second attracting side,

the polarity of each of the first attracting elements at the first attracting side is the same and repulsive with the polarity
of the second attracting elements which are beside the corresponding second attracting element at the second attracting side,
the polarity of each of the second attracting elements at the second attracting side is the same and repulsive with the polarity
of the first attracting elements which are beside the corresponding first attracting element at the first attracting side,
and each of the first attracting elements is guided to align to the corresponding second attracting element.

US Pat. No. 9,087,512

SPEECH SYNTHESIS METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ELECTRONIC SYSTEM

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A speech synthesis method for an electronic system, the speech synthesis method comprising:
performing a text tagging process, comprising:
receiving a speech signal file, wherein the speech signal file comprises text content and prosodic information, wherein the
speech signal file is a recorded file of human voice from a user to recite a text content and received by a voice input unit;

analyzing the speech signal file to obtain the prosodic information and the text content of the speech signal file, respectively;
and

automatically tagging the text content and the corresponding prosodic information to obtain a text tag file; and
performing a prosody mimicking process, comprising:
combining a human voice profile and the text tag file to obtain a speech synthesis file, wherein a speech synthesis sound
is produced when the speech synthesis file is broadcasted.

US Pat. No. 9,430,143

SCREEN CAPTURING METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A screen capturing method, comprising:
inputting a continuous track, wherein the continuous track includes a first stroke and a second stroke, a first recording
point is captured at a first moment of the first stroke, a second recording point is captured at a second moment of the second
stroke, and the first recording point includes a first velocity, the second recording point includes a second velocity, and
the first velocity and the second velocity form an angle;

determining whether the strokes meet a determining condition, wherein the determining condition includes the angle is in a
preset angle range, and a time interval between the first moment and the second moment is less than a preset time;

enabling a capturing box of a preset shape when the strokes meet the determining condition; and
capturing an image via the capturing box.

US Pat. No. 9,372,622

METHOD FOR RECORDING A TRACK AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

9. An electronic device, comprising:
a display unit;
a storage unit;
a processing unit coupled to the display unit and the storage unit, loading an operation system and displaying an operating
interface at the display unit; and

a recording module coupled to the processing unit, wherein when the operation system boots, the processing unit enables the
recording module to make the recording module enter a standby state, and the recording module includes:

a state switching module switching the recording module from the standby state to an active state when the display unit displays
the operating interface and the recording module is determined to be triggered;

a layer control module displaying a drawing layer when the recording module is at the active state, wherein the drawing layer
covers the operating interface;

a receiving module receiving an input track via the drawing layer; and
a storage module saving the input track when a storing command is received to obtain a composite image,
wherein when the state switching module receives a triggering signal from a triggering area of the display unit, the recording
module is determined to be triggered,

wherein the layer control module generates an operating point at a place where the triggering signal is received at the display
unit, and a range of the drawing layer is increased gradually when the operating point makes a displacement along a specific
direction, and the recording module further includes an operating point tracking module detecting the moving of the operating
point, wherein when the operating point tracking module detects that the displacement is larger than a predetermined distance
and the operating point is released, the layer control module displays all the drawing layer to cover the operating interface
completely, and when the operating point tracking module detects that the displacement is not larger than the predetermined
distance and the operating point is released, the layer control module cancels the displaying of the drawing layer.

US Pat. No. 9,210,820

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
an accommodating space;
a fan disposed in the accommodating space, wherein the fan includes a first fixing portion;
a cover detachably covering the accommodating space, wherein the cover includes a second fixing portion in accommodating space;
and

a three dimensional dust extraction mesh including a body, a third fixing portion, and a fourth fixing portion, wherein the
shape of the body is dome, and the third fixing portion and the fourth fixing portion are located at periphery of the body;

wherein the third fixing portion of the three dimensional dust extraction mesh cooperates with the first fixing portion of
the fan, and the fourth fixing portion of the three dimensional dust extraction mesh cooperates with the second fixing portion
of the cover to detachably fix the three dimensional dust extraction mesh between the cover and the fan.

US Pat. No. 9,105,270

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUDIO SIGNAL ENHANCEMENT IN REVERBERANT ENVIRONMENT

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A method for enhancing reverberated speech, adapted for an electronic device, and the method comprising:
receiving a first signal;
calculating a linear prediction (LP) residual of the first signal;
applying a first non-negative matrix factorization (NMF) process to the LP residual;
copying filter coefficients from the first NMF process; and
processing the first signal by applying a second NMF process using the filter coefficients from the first NMF process as the
initial condition to produce a second signal.

US Pat. No. 9,087,804

HEAT DISSIPATING MODULE AND HEAT DISSIPATING METHOD THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A heat dissipating module disposed between a plurality of heating elements, the heat dissipating module comprising:
a plurality of heat conducting units connected to the heating elements, respectively;
a set of heat dissipating fins connected to the heat conducting units, wherein a gap exists between the heat conducting units;
a plurality of fans disposed at the same side of the set of the heat dissipating fins;
a plurality of sensing units coupled to the heating elements, respectively, to detect heat generated by the heating elements;
and

a control unit electrically connected to the fans and the sensing units, wherein the heat generated by the heating elements
is different from each other and the control unit adjusts the speed of the fans according to the heat generated by the heating
elements, when one of the heating elements generates more heat than other heating elements, the control unit drives the fan
corresponding to the heating element generating more heat than other heating elements to rotate in a higher speed than other
fans.

US Pat. No. 9,389,778

IMAGE CAPTURING METHOD OF TOUCH DISPLAY MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An image capturing method of a touch display module includes following steps:
defining a first axial;
defining a second axial which is perpendicular to the first axial;
detecting a motion track on the touch display module, wherein the motion track includes at least an angle or a curve;
calculating a first length which is the length of the motion track projected to the first axial;
calculating a second length which is the length of the motion track projected to the second axial; and
comparing the first length with the second length,
wherein a longer one of the first length and the second length is selected as a diameter of a circular selecting range, or
a longer one of the first length and the second length is selected as a long axis, and a short one of the first length and
the second length is selected as a short axis the long axis and the short axis form an elliptic selectin range.

US Pat. No. 9,342,110

HEAT DISSIPATING DEVICE

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A heat dissipating device, comprising:
a supporting part;
a plurality of connecting parts, wherein the connecting parts are disposed vertically on the supporting part;
a plurality of first fins disposed in a vertical array at the connecting parts;
a plurality of second fins inclined towards a first direction relative to the supporting part and disposed at the connecting
parts; and

a plurality of third fins inclined towards a second direction relative to the supporting part and disposed at the connecting
parts, wherein the first direction is opposite to the second direction;

wherein each of the connecting parts is directly connected with only one of the first fins, only one of the second fins and
only one of the third fins,

wherein the first fins and the second fins are staggeredly disposed and directly adjacent to each other correspondingly, and
the second fins and the third fins are staggeredly disposed and directly adjacent to each other correspondingly.

US Pat. No. 9,347,856

KEY TESTING DEVICE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A key testing device for detecting a key with a keycap, comprising:
a loading unit, including:
a block; and
a rod including a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is detachably connected to the block; and
a sleeve sleeved around the loading unit and having an axis, wherein the sleeve includes a partition plate, the partition
plate includes a through hole for the second end to pass through, the partition plate bears the gravity of the loading unit,
the loading unit freely slides in the sleeve relative to the partition plate along the axis, and the axis is perpendicular
to the partition plate;

wherein when the sleeve is above the key and after the second end contacts the keycap, the gravity of the loading unit is
turned from the partition plate to be applied on the keycap,

wherein the partition plate is used to separate a first accommodating space and a second accommodating space in the sleeve,
the first accommodating space is used to accommodate the loading unit, the rod passes through the through hole and extends
into the second accommodating space, and the second accommodating space is used to accommodate the key.

US Pat. No. 9,311,526

IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF IMPROVING HUMAN FACE RECOGNITION

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An image processing method of improving human face recognition, applied to a human face recognition system, the image processing
method comprising:
capturing an image including a human face;
executing a face detection in a predetermined area of the image, wherein the predetermined area is smaller than the image,
and the predetermined area is in a central area of the image;

adjusting an exposure value of the predetermined area to an expected value when the face detection does not detect a face
area of the human face in the predetermined area of the image;

when the exposure value of the predetermined area reaches the expected value, executing the face detection to detect the face
area, and analyzing an image information in the face area;

selecting a model parameter and an image adjusting parameter corresponding to the model parameter according to the image information
and processing the face area of the image, so as to improve a clarity of dark areas of the face area in the image after the
face area is detected by the face detection; and

outputting a processed image to the human face recognition system;
wherein the image information includes a luminance histogram and an average brightness of the face area; wherein the image
adjusting parameter is a wide dynamic range (WDR) parameter; wherein the step of processing the image includes: executing
a WDR processing on the image based on the WDR parameter; and wherein in a circumstance of back lighting or low ambient light,
the average brightness of a central area is increased by gradually adjusting a threshold according to a lookup table.

US Pat. No. 9,310,255

MATRIX THERMAL SENSING CIRCUIT AND HEAT DISSIPATION SYSTEM

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A heat-dissipation system used in an electronic device, wherein the electronic device comprises a circuit board and a plurality
of load elements disposed on the circuit board, comprising:
a matrix thermal sensing circuit, including:
a current sensing module including a plurality of sensing nodes, wherein each sensing node is electrically connected to a
current feeding terminal of one corresponding load element and senses the working current of the corresponding load element;
and

a calculation module connected to the current sensing module and used to determine the thermal state of the location of each
of the sensing nodes according to the corresponding working current;

a fan module; and
a fan control circuit electrically connected to the calculation module and the fan module,
wherein the circuit board is divided into N first segments along a first direction and M second segments along a second direction
perpendicular to the first direction to form a matrix of M*N blocks, where M and N are integers greater than zero, each of
the load elements being disposed on the circuit board in one of the blocks;

wherein the fan module comprises a plurality of first fan units disposed at different positions around the circuit board along
the first direction, and a plurality of second fan units disposed at different positions around the circuit board along the
second direction, each of the first fan units being aligned in the second direction to a row of blocks of the circuit board,
and each of the second fan units being aligned in the first direction to a column of blocks of the circuit board;

wherein when the calculation module determines that one of the sensing nodes overheats, the fan control circuit controls one
of the first fan units and one of the second an units in the second direction and in the first direction, respectively with
the block in which the load corresponding to said one of the sensing nodes is located.

US Pat. No. 9,104,385

EXPANSION CARD

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An expansion card, adapted for a motherboard, wherein the motherboard comprises a first slot and a second slot, the first
slot and the second slot are located at a surface of the motherboard and the expansion card comprises:
a circuit board, comprising a connecting interface configured for being inserted into the first slot of the motherboard;
a heat-dissipating module, disposed at a side of the circuit board and having a bottom surface; and
a supporter, different from the second slot;
wherein when the connecting interface of the expansion card is inserted into the first slot, the heat-dissipating module covers
the second slot, and the supporter is disposed at the bottom surface of the heat-dissipating module, a first surface of the
supporter leans against the bottom surface of the heat-dissipating module and a second surface of the supporter leans against
the surface of the motherboard, so that the bottom surface of the heat-dissipating module is substantially parallel to the
surface of the motherboard.

US Pat. No. 9,614,372

ADAPTIVE POWER SWITCH CIRCUIT

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An adaptive power switch circuit for an electronic device, comprising:
a multi-gate power switch module, wherein the multi-gate power switch module includes an high side switch and a low side switch,
the high side switch and the low side switch include K power switch units and K gate control terminals, respectively, the
driving control circuit selectively disables D gate control terminals of the K gate control terminals according to the operating
load, 0?D?(K?1) and K is a positive integer more than 2;

a monitoring module used to monitor an operating load of the electronic device;
a driving control circuit coupled to the monitoring module and the multi-gate power switch module to selectively disable the
gate control terminals to form a plurality of configurations, wherein the driving control circuit selects one of the configurations
according to the operating load to operate the multi-gate power switch module.

US Pat. No. 9,615,400

NETWORK APPARATUS AND NETWORK SHARING METHOD

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A network apparatus, adapted to connect to a router, comprising:
a network port;
a connecting port for receiving a power, and automatically capturing and storing wireless network connection information that
is stored in a computer;

a storage unit;
a wireless communication unit providing a wireless communication function; and
a control unit coupled to the storage unit and the wireless communication unit, and determining whether the network apparatus
is connected to the computer when the network apparatus receives the power,

the control unit searching information of a surrounding router, determining whether the wireless network connection information
is consistent with the information of the surrounding router and connecting to the network via the router corresponding to
the wireless network connection information if the wireless network connection information is consistent with the information
of the surrounding router,

the control unit determining whether the network apparatus is connected to the network via a network port, setting up a wireless
network environment and sharing the network if the network apparatus is connected to the network via the network port, wherein
the network port is an Ethernet port,

the control unit determining whether the network apparatus is connected to a router when the network apparatus is disconnected
to the computer, connecting to the network and sharing the network according to the stored wireless network connection information
if the network apparatus is not connected to the router and is not connected to the network via a network port,

wherein if the network apparatus is connected to the computer, the wireless network connection information of the computer
is captured by the network apparatus via the connecting port, and the wireless network connection information is stored in
the storage unit, and a wireless network environment is set up for network sharing,

wherein when the control unit receives a network connecting request, a network permission setting interface is showed on the
computer which includes user permissions, router information, a SSID, a password corresponding to the SSID, an encryption
protocol with a wireless networking protected access (WPA), a temporal key integrity protocol (TKIP), or an advanced encryption
standard (AES).

US Pat. No. 9,425,750

RADIO FREQUENCY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND NOISE ISOLATION METHOD APPLIED THERETO

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A radio frequency communication system, comprising; an antenna;
an amplifier electrically connected to the antenna to amplify a common-mode signal transmitted by the antenna and outputting
an amplified common-mode signal; and a noise isolating unit electrically connected to the amplifier to isolate the amplified
common-mode signal, wherein the noise isolating unit includes;

a first transformer including a first primary winding and a first secondary-winding, wherein the first primary winding is
electrically connected to the amplifier;

a second transformer including a second primary winding and a second secondary winding, wherein the second primary winding
is electrically connected to the first secondary winding to isolate the transmission of the amplified common-mode signal;
and a plurality of capacitors;

wherein, the first transformer cooperates with at least one of the capacitors to isolate the transmission of a part of the
amplified common-mode signal, and the second transformer cooperates with at least one of the capacitors to Isolate the -transmission
of a remaining part of the amplified common-mode signal.

US Pat. No. 9,158,638

MEMORY CONTROLLING METHOD

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A memory controlling method adapted to driving a memory, wherein the memory is driven by multiple controlling signals,
and each of the controlling signals has an active window, respectively, the memory controlling method comprising the steps
of:
detecting an active window of each of the controlling signals of the memory;
determining whether the active windows are larger than a predetermined window;
performing a parameter adjustment on the controlling signals to adjust the active windows of the controlling signals if one
of the active windows is smaller than the predetermined window;

performing a phase range test between two of the controlling signals if the active windows are larger than the predetermined
window;

wherein the controlling signal includes a first controlling signal and a second controlling signal, the first controlling
signal has a first positive edge and a negative edge, and the second controlling, signal has a second positive edge, the active
window of the first controlling signal is between the first positive edge and the negative edge, and the phase range test
comprises the steps of:

obtaining a left phase limit of the second controlling signal corresponding to the active window of the first controlling
signal according to a time interval between the second positive edge of the second controlling signal and the first positive
edge of the first controlling signal;

obtaining a right phase limit of the second controlling signal corresponding to the active window of the first controlling
signal according to a time interval between the second positive edge of the second controlling signal and the negative edge
of the first controlling signal;

generating a test result that the phase range test relating to the second controlling signal corresponding to the active window
of the first controlling signal is passed when the left phase limit equals to the right phase limit; and

generating a test result that the phase range test relating to the second controlling signal corresponding to the active window
of the first controlling signal is not passed when the left phase limit does not equal to the right phase limit;

performing a phase adjustment on the controlling signals if the two of the controlling signals fails in the phase range test;
and

driving the memory according to the adjusted controlling signals.

US Pat. No. 10,117,229

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USING A CONFIGURED RESOURCE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ASUSTek Computer Inc., T...

1. A method for using a configured uplink resource by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a signaling to configure an uplink resource which is available in multiple transmission time intervals (TTIs), including a first TTI and a second TTI; and
determining whether to perform a transmission using the configured uplink resource in a TTI based on whether the TTI is used to indicate that the UE has received the signaling, wherein the UE performs the transmission using the configured uplink resource in the first TTI which is used to indicate that the UE has received the signaling and not in the second TTI which is not used to indicate that the UE has received the signaling, and wherein the UE has no data available for transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,520,787

VOLTAGE REGULATOR DEVICE HAVING NEGATIVE CURRENT SENSING AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

ASUSTek COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A voltage regulator device, comprising:
at least one output unit outputting an output signal, wherein the output unit includes a first transistor, a second transistor
and an energy storage element, and the second transistor is electronically connected to the first transistor and the energy
storage element, respectively;

a current sensing unit electronically connected to the energy storage element to sense a current of the energy storage element,
a control unit electronically connected to the current sensing unit and the output unit, respectively;
at least one transistor driving unit electronically connected to the control unit and the output unit; and
a pulse width modulation unit electronically connected to the control unit and the transistor driving unit, respectively,
wherein when the current sensing unit senses that the current flowing through the energy storage element of the output unit
is negative, the control unit correspondingly controls to cut off a negative current flowing through the energy storage element.

US Pat. No. 9,531,206

PROTECTIVE COVER AND PROTECTIVE COVER SET WITH WIRELESS CHARGING FUNCTION

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A protective cover with a wireless charging function, cooperating with a wireless charging dock, the protective cover comprising:
a first cover, electrically connected to a portable electronic device, wherein the electronic device is disposed at the first
cover; and

a second cover, connected to the first cover and covering the first cover, wherein the second cover includes at least one
folding line and a charging module, the second cover is folded along different folding lines to form a plurality of folding
states, each folding state corresponds to a power compensating value, the charging module receives an adjusted inducting power
from the wireless charging dock according to the folding state of the second cover, and the charging module includes:

a state sensing module, generating a state sensing signal according to the folding state of the second cover;
a power compensating module, electrically connecting to the state sensing module and generating a power compensating signal
according to the state sensing signal; and

a control module electrically connected to the power compensating module, the control module adjusting a power compensating
value according to the power compensating signal and transmitting the power compensating value to the wireless charging dock.

US Pat. No. 9,590,303

ANTENNA

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An antenna, comprising:
a feeding end;
a grounding end electrically connected to a ground plane;
a loop metal portion extending from the feeding end to the grounding end to form a loop antenna structure; and
a protruded metal portion electrically connected to the loop metal portion, wherein a distance between the protruded metal
portion and the grounding end is shorter than the distance between the protruded metal portion and the feeding end, wherein
the protruded metal portion is trapezoidal-shaped.

US Pat. No. 9,557,791

COMPUTER DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONVERTING WORKING MODE OF UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS CONNECTOR OF THE COMPUTER DEVICE

ASUS TECHNOLOGY (SUZHOU) ...

1. A computer device comprising:
a universal serial bus (USB) connector connected to an external USB device, wherein the USB connector provides a quick charging
mode or a general charging mode;

a power controller connected to the USB connector;
a first switch connected to the USB connector, wherein the first switch switches between a south bridge chip and a reader;
a controller connected to the power controller, the first switch, the south bridge chip and the reader, wherein the controller
is configured to transmit a control signal; and

a charging controller connected to the controller, configured to transmit a quick charging command or a general charging command;
wherein:
when the controller receives the quick charging command, the power controller cuts off power to the USB connector and the
USB connector is operated at the quick charging mode by switching the first switch; and

when the controller receives the general charging command, the power controller cuts off the power to the USB connector and
the USB connector is operated at the general charging mode by switching the first switch.

US Pat. No. 9,805,714

DIRECTIONAL KEYWORD VERIFICATION METHOD APPLICABLE TO ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A directional keyword verification method applicable to an electronic device, the method comprising:
receiving a first audio stream within a predefined angle and eliminating noise from any direction which is not within the
predefined angle, wherein receiving the first audio stream comprising:

capturing the first audio stream by using at least two microphones;
applying an echo cancellation procedure to the first audio stream; and
applying an automatic gain control (AGC) to the first audio stream to generate a gain adjusted first audio stream that is
within a predetermined power level;

analyzing the first audio stream to obtain a first word;
determining whether the first word matches a first keyword from a keyword database;
assigning the first word as belonging a first category in response to the first word being determined as not matching the
first keyword from the keyword database;

determining whether a vowel pattern of the first word matches the vowel pattern of the first keyword in response to the first
word being determined as matching the first keyword from the keyword database;

assigning the first word as belonging to a second category in response to the vowel pattern of first word being determined
as matching the vowel pattern of the first keyword; and

assigning the first word as belonging to the first category in response to the vowel pattern of first word being determined
as not matching the vowel pattern of the first keyword.

US Pat. No. 9,699,567

WEARABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A wearable communication device, communicates with an electronic device, and the electronic device provides communication
data, the wearable communication device comprising:
an annular shell including an inner loop, an outer loop and a cavity between the inner loop and the outer loop;
a processing module for processing the communication data;
a first piezoelectric unit disposed in the cavity;
a second piezoelectric unit disposed in the cavity;
a driving unit receiving the communication data to trigger the first piezoelectric unit vibrate and generate a corresponding
audio signal; and

a fixing member disposed in the cavity and connected the first piezoelectric unit and the annular shell,
wherein the fixing member disposes in a film-shape, two ends of the piezoelectric unit are connected to the outer loop via
the fixing member, respectively, to form an enclosed space;

wherein when the second piezoelectric unit receives a sound, the second piezoelectric unit detects a vibration of the sound
to generate a corresponding first voltage to form an audio data, and when the second piezoelectric unit is not receiving the
sound, the second piezoelectric unit detects a physiological signal of a user, and generates a corresponding second voltage
and transmits the second voltage to the processing module.

US Pat. No. 9,627,746

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND ANTENNA SYSTEM THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An antenna system, comprising:
a grounding portion, including:
a ground plane;
a conducting element perpendicular to the ground plane and connected to the ground plane, and providing a first current path;
and

a feed-in portion electrically connected to the conducting element, wherein the feed-in portion is perpendicular to the conducting
element; and

an antenna body, including:
a main radiating portion parallel to the ground plane and providing a second current path, wherein an end of the main radiating
portion is electrically connected to a signal source;

a short circuit portion electrically connected between the main radiating portion and the conducting element and providing
a third current path, wherein the short circuit portion and the main radiating portion are at a same plane; and

an extending portion parallel to the main radiating portion and extended from the main radiating portion toward the conducting
element, wherein the extending portion is perpendicular to the conducting element;

wherein the first current path, the second current path and the third current path are perpendicular mutually, and
wherein all of the signal source, the short circuit portion, and the extending portion are connected to a same side of the
main radiating portion.

US Pat. No. 9,833,159

WEARABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A wearable electronic device comprising:
a device body including:
a conductive upper cover including a first feeding point;
a conductive lower cover including a second feeding point;
an insulating frame disposed between the conductive upper cover and the conductive lower cover and forming an accommodating
space between the conductive upper cover and the conductive lower cover; and

a circuit system including a wireless module, disposed in the accommodating space, wherein the wireless module is coupled
to the first feeding point and the second feeding point, respectively; and

a wearing element connected to the device body.

US Pat. No. 9,746,890

METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR GENERATING A REFERENCE VOLTAGE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A method for generating a reference voltage, adapted to an electronic device having a processor and a reference voltage
generator, the method comprising:
providing a voltage identification signal corresponding to an operating frequency of a processor by the processor;
receiving the voltage identification signal and providing a reference voltage according to the operating frequency by the
reference voltage generator;

determining whether the reference voltage is greater than a first threshold voltage or less than a second threshold voltage
by the reference voltage generator;

regulating the reference voltage corresponding to the voltage identification signal by adding a first offset voltage when
the reference voltage is greater than the first threshold voltage by the reference voltage generator; and

regulating the reference voltage corresponding to the voltage identification signal by subtracting a second offset voltage
when the reference voltage is less than the second threshold voltage by the reference voltage generator.

US Pat. No. 9,652,012

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND POWER SUPPLYING METHOD THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a host, wherein the host receives a power via a power supply path; and
a power supply, wherein the power is transmitted to the host via the power supply path, the power supply detects a state of
a plurality of supply current values at the power supply path obtained by the host from the power supply at a plurality of
time intervals, so as to generate a determining result, and a voltage value of the power is adjusted according to the determining
result,

wherein the time intervals include a plurality of first time intervals and a plurality of second time intervals, the power
supply determines whether to adjust the power according to a plurality of first supply current values corresponding to the
first time intervals, and the power supply determines a voltage value of the power supply according to a plurality of second
supply current values corresponding to the second time intervals.

US Pat. No. 9,628,927

AUDIO INTERFACE CIRCUIT

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An audio interface circuit, comprising:
a processor for processing audio signal;
an audio jack, including a first electrode, a second electrode, a third electrode and a fourth electrode, wherein the second
electrode is coupled to a first input end of the processor, the first electrode is coupled to a second input end of the processor;

a first filter circuit coupled between the third electrode and a first output end of the processor;
a second filter circuit coupled between the fourth electrode and a second output end of the processor;
a first ground circuit coupled to the first electrode and a ground control end of the processor to receive a ground enabling
signal, and a ground voltage is provided to the first electrode according to the ground enabling signal;

a first bias circuit coupled to a first voltage output end of the processor to receive a first reference voltage, and coupled
to the first electrode and the second electrode to provide the first reference voltage to the first electrode and the second
electrode;

a first current limiting circuit coupled to a second voltage output end of the processor to receive a second reference voltage,
and coupled to the third electrode to provide the second reference voltage to the third electrode;

a second current limiting circuit coupled to a third voltage output end of the processor to receive a third reference voltage,
and coupled to the fourth electrode to provide the third reference voltage to the fourth electrode;

a third filter circuit coupled to the third electrode and a third input end of the processor; and
a fourth filter circuit coupled to the fourth electrode and a fourth input end of the processor.

US Pat. No. 9,466,309

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING AUDIO SIGNAL

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An audio signal processing method for a media player, the method comprising following steps:
generating a fundamental frequency signal;
calculating a first fundamental frequency sound pressure value and a first harmonic sound pressure value of the fundamental
frequency signal;

calculating a second fundamental frequency sound pressure value and a second harmonic sound pressure value of the audio signal;
calculating a threshold sound pressure value according to the first fundamental frequency sound pressure value, the first
harmonic sound pressure value, and the second fundamental frequency sound pressure value; and

comparing the second harmonic sound pressure value and the threshold sound pressure value to generate a comparing result,
and

adjusting the second harmonic sound pressure value according to the comparing result.

US Pat. No. 9,865,251

TEXT-TO-SPEECH METHOD AND MULTI-LINGUAL SPEECH SYNTHESIZER USING THE METHOD

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A text-to-speech method executed by a processor for processing a multi-lingual text message in a mixture of a first language
and a second language into a multi-lingual voice message, cooperated with a first language model database having a plurality
of first language phoneme labels and first language cognate connection tone information and a second language model database
having a plurality of second language phoneme labels and second language cognate connection tone information, the text-to-speech
method comprising:
separating the multi-lingual text message into at least one first language section and at least one second language section;
converting the at least one first language section into at least one first language phoneme label and converting the at least
one second language section into at least one second language phoneme label;

looking up the first language model database using the at least one first language phoneme label thereby obtaining at least
one first language phoneme label sequence, and looking up the second language database model using the at least one second
language phoneme label thereby obtaining at least one second language phoneme label sequence;

assembling the at least one first language phoneme label sequence and at least one second language phoneme label sequence
into a multi-lingual phoneme label sequence according to an order of words in the multi-lingual text message;

dividing the multi-lingual phoneme label sequence into a plurality of first pronunciation units, each of the plurality of
first pronunciation units is in a single language and includes consecutive phoneme labels of a corresponding one of the at
least one first language phoneme label sequence and the at least one second language phoneme label sequence;

for each of the first pronunciation units, determining whether a number of available candidates for a corresponding one of
the first pronunciation units in a corresponding one of the first language model database and the second language model database
is equal to or more than a predetermined number corresponding to the one of the first pronunciation units;

when the number of available candidates for each of the first pronunciation units in the corresponding one of the first language
model database and the second language model database is equal to or more than the corresponding predetermined number, calculating
a join cost of each candidate path, wherein each candidate path passes through one of the available candidates of each of
the first pronunciation units;

determining a connecting path between every two immediately adjacent first pronunciation units based on the join cost of each
candidate path;

producing inter-lingual connection tone information at a boundary between every two immediately adjacent phoneme label sequences;
combining the multi-lingual phoneme label sequence, the first language cognate connection tone information at a boundary between
every two immediately adjacent phoneme label of the at least one first language phoneme label sequence, the second language
cognate connection tone information at a boundary between every two immediately adjacent phoneme labels of the at least one
second language phoneme label sequence, and inter-lingual connection tone information to obtain the multi-lingual voice message,
and

outputting the multi-lingual voice message.

US Pat. No. 9,684,519

ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING TRIGGER SIGNAL AND STATUS SIGNAL TO EXECUTE A PLURALITY OF BOOTING MODES

Asustek Computer Inc., T...

1. An electronic device with a plurality of booting modes at least including a first booting mode and a second booting mode,
comprising:
at least a button unit, wherein the button unit outputs a first signal according to a trigger event for choosing one of the
first booting mode and the second booting mode;

a control module, including a buffer unit, wherein the control module is connected to the button unit,
wherein the control module determines the booting mode represented by the first signal,
and sets the buffer unit according to the first signal by storing a status signal corresponding to the determined booting
mode in the buffer unit, and the control module outputs the status signal, and then the first signal after a delay time;

a south bridge, connected to the control module and the south bridge receiving the status signal corresponding to the determined
booting mode;

a super input/output (I/O) unit, connected to the control module and the south bridge, wherein the super I/O unit receives
the first signal outputted from the control module and transmits the first signal to the south bridge; and

a basic input/output system (BIOS), connected to the south bridge;
wherein the south bridge restarts the electronic device when receiving the first signal from the super I/O unit, and after
the electronic device is restarted, the BIOS reads the status signal stored in the buffer unit and controls the south bridge
to execute a corresponding booting procedure corresponding to the determined booting mode according to the status signal.

US Pat. No. 9,829,928

KEYBOARD MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Asustek Computer Inc., T...

1. A keyboard module pivotally connected to an electronic device, comprising:
a bottom plate;
a plurality of keys disposed on the bottom plate, each of the keys including:
a keycap; and
a support member for connecting the keycap to the bottom plate;
a keyboard frame including a plurality of openings to expose the keycaps; and
a hinge structure for pivotally connecting a display module of the electronic device to the keyboard frame or the bottom plate;
wherein the keycap includes a first sidewall, a first slope is disposed along an entire surface of the first sidewall and
toward the hinge structure, each of the plurality of openings of the keyboard frame includes a second sidewall opposite to
the first sidewall of the keycap, a second slope is disposed along an entire surface of the second sidewall, and inclined
directions of the first slope and the second slope are the same,

wherein when the display module rotates to drive the keyboard frame or the bottom plate, the keycap moves relative to the
keyboard frame or the bottom plate, and

wherein the hinge structure is connected to the keyboard frame, when the display module rotates, the second slope moves towards
the first slope, and then the second slope abuts against the first slope and the keycap goes down to make the keycap not protrude
out of the opening.

US Pat. No. 9,826,540

UPLINK TRANSMISSION IN SHORTENED TRANSMISSION TIME INTERVALS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A method, comprising:
determining, by a device comprising a processor, a first priority level of a first uplink data transmission based on first
downlink control information related to scheduling the first uplink data transmission via a first transmission time interval;

determining, by the device, a second priority level of a second uplink data transmission based on second downlink control
information related to scheduling the second uplink data transmission via a second transmission time interval, wherein the
second uplink data transmission overlaps at least a symbol with the first uplink data transmission; and

transmitting, by the device, the first uplink data transmission or the second uplink data transmission based on a prioritization
determined based on the first priority level and the second priority level, wherein the prioritization includes a first length
of the first transmission time interval and a second length of the second transmission time interval.

US Pat. No. 9,875,863

KEY STRUCTURE FACILITATING KEY CAP REMOVAL

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A key structure, comprising:
a substrate;
a membrane circuit disposed on the substrate;
a conduction switch disposed on the membrane circuit;
a keycap;
a bending portion fixed to the keycap;
an elastic member disposed on the membrane circuit and abutting against the keycap; and
a connecting rod movably disposed between the membrane circuit and the keycap, wherein the connecting rod includes an operating
arm and an engaging portion, the operating arm is connected to the engaging portion, and the engaging portion selectively
engages with the bending portion;

wherein when the operating arm moves in a direction parallel to a surface of the keycap, the operating arm drives the engaging
portion to disengage from the bending portion, and the elastic member provides a force against the keycap to move the keycap
away from the conduction switch.

US Pat. No. 9,743,009

IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An image processing method, executed by a portable electronic device having an image capturer and a control unit, the method
comprising:
obtaining a first image by the image capturer;
generating a first average brightness value of a dark part of the first image by the control unit;
recognizing the first image by the control unit;
when a human face is recognized from the first image, generating a first average brightness value of the human face by the
control unit, and generating a first exposure value by the control unit according to the first average brightness value of
the dark part of the first image, the first average brightness value of the human face and a weight array;

adjusting the exposure of the first image by the control unit according to the first exposure value;
generating a label value and setting the label value as a first parameter value by the control unit when the human face is
recognized from the first image;

obtaining a second image by the image capturer, and generating a second average brightness value of the dark part of the second
image by the control unit;

recognizing the second image by the control unit;
generating a second exposure value by the control unit according to the second average brightness value of the dark part of
the second image, the first average brightness value of the human face and the weight array when the human face is not recognized
from the second image and the label value is the first parameter value; and

adjusting the exposure of the second image by the control unit according to the second exposure value.

US Pat. No. 9,685,703

TUNABLE ANTENNA

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A tunable antenna, comprising:
a first radiating element including a coupling portion and a first feeding portion;
a second radiating element including a second feeding portion, a grounding portion and a radiation portion, wherein the grounding
portion is electrically connected to a ground plane, and the radiation portion surrounds the coupling portion to form a first
coupling gap and a second coupling gap;

a connection circuit electrically connected to the radiation portion, wherein a state of the connection circuit is changed
via a control signal to adjust a length of the resonant path of the radiation portion; and

a switch circuit capable of transmitting a feeding signal to the first feeding portion or the second feeding portion,
wherein the radiation portion includes a plurality of bends to form a plurality of segments, and the segments includes a first
segment and a second segment which are parallel to each other, the first segment and the coupling portion are separated by
a first coupling gap, and the second segment and the coupling portion are separated by a second coupling gap.

US Pat. No. 9,081,909

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SWITCHING MODES OF THUNDERBOLT CONNECTOR THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a core unit including a first Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) port and a second PCIe port;
a peripheral device including a PCIe port;
a Thunderbolt connector;
a Thunderbolt control unit coupled to the Thunderbolt connector, wherein the Thunderbolt control unit includes a host mode
and an end-point device mode;

a first switch circuit, wherein, a first common terminal of the first switch circuit is coupled to the PCIe port of the peripheral
device, and a first selection terminal of the first switch circuit is coupled to the first PCIe port of the core unit; and

a second switch circuit, wherein a common terminal is coupled to a first PCIe port of the Thunderbolt control unit, a first
selection terminal of the second switch circuit is coupled to the second PCIe port of the core unit, and a second selection
terminal of the second switch circuit is coupled to a second selection terminal of the first switch circuit,

wherein the Thunderbolt control unit selectively operates at the host mode or the end-point device mode according to a user
command or whether the core unit is enabled or not,

when the Thunderbolt control unit operates at the host mode, the first common terminal of the first switch circuit is coupled
to the first selection terminal of the first switch circuit, the first common terminal of the second switch circuit is coupled
to the first selection terminal of the second switch circuit; and when the Thunderbolt control unit operates at the end-point
device mode, the first common terminal of the first switch circuit is coupled to the second selection terminal of the first
switch circuit, the first common terminal of the second switch circuit is coupled to the second selection terminal of the
second switch circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,904,319

TABLET

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A tablet, adapted to be combined with a rod holder, comprising:
a device body with a first surface and a second surface, the device body including:
a first side edge;
a second side edge, adjacent to the first side edge; and
a support area, located at a joint of the first side edge and the second side edge, a through hole extending through the first
surface and the second surface is formed at the support area, and the through hole extends along an inclined direction to
be inclined via the first surface;

wherein when the rod holder is inserted through the through hole of the device body, an end of the rod holder abuts against
a supporting surface, and a support angle is formed between the device body and the supporting surface via the other end of
the rod holder.

US Pat. No. 9,837,836

CHARGING METHOD USING COMPENSATION IMPEDANCE IN CV CHARGING MODE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A charging method for a portable electronic device, adapted to receive an input current and charge a battery module of
the portable electronic device, the charging method comprising following steps:
detecting a battery voltage and a charging current of the battery module;
determining whether the portable electronic device operates at a constant voltage (CV) charging mode according to the battery
voltage;

executing an impedance calculation to obtain a first battery voltage corresponding to a first predetermined current and a
second battery voltage corresponding to a second predetermined current of the battery module when the portable electronic
device operates at the CV charging mode;

calculating a compensation impedance according to the first predetetermined current, the second predetermined current, the
first battery voltage and the second battery voltage;

setting a maximum charging voltage according to the compensation impedance and executing a CV charging to the battery module;
determining whether a current variation of the charging current is larger than a threshold value; and
re-executing the impedance calculation to recalculate the compensation impedance in the CV charging mode and updating a setting
value of the maximum charging voltage according to the recalculated compensation impedance when the current variation is larger
than the threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,705,231

NETWORK CABLE SOCKET SET AND PROTECTIVE COVER THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A protective cover for a network cable socket, wherein the protective cover is moveably connected to the network cable
socket, the network cable socket includes multiple pins and is adapted to be inserted by a connector, the protective cover
of the network cable socket comprising:
a housing moveably connected to the network cable socket; and
two elastic sheets, wherein each of the elastic sheets includes a fixing portion, an extension arm, a stopper and a guiding
ramp, the two fixing portions are fixed to two sides of the housing, respectively, each of the extension arms includes a first
end and a second end, the two first ends of the two extension arms are connected to the two fixing portions, respectively,
and the two stoppers and the two guiding ramps are formed at two second ends of the two extension arms, respectively;

wherein a distance between the two guiding ramps is larger than the distance between the two stoppers, the network cable socket
and the protective cover form an opening, the guiding ramp faces the opening obliquely, and the guiding ramp is away from
the pins along an extending direction towards the opening,

wherein a width of the connector is larger than the distance between the two guiding ramps, the protective cover is adapted
to move down-ward so as to allow the connector to be inserted into the opening, when the connector is plugged into the opening,
the connector pushes the two guiding ramps to move down-ward, the two stoppers at the two second ends of the extension arms
are moved accordingly, the connector is not blocked by the two stoppers.

US Pat. No. 9,905,195

IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An image processing method, applicable to an image processing device having a processor, comprising:
receiving, by the processor, an image having a plurality of first pixel data of an original color space;
converting, by the processor, the plurality of first pixel data of the original color space to a plurality of second pixel
data of the CIELCH color space;

performing, by the processor, an image adjustment process to the plurality of second pixel data of the CIELCH color space
to obtain a plurality of third pixel data of the CIELCH color space, wherein the third pixel data are restricted within an
image display space, wherein the image display space is determined by converting all color combinations of the original color
space to a plurality of image reference data of the CIELCH color space, determining a display boundary of the CIELCH color
space corresponding to the original color space according to the image reference data, defining a space in the display boundary
as the image display space; and

converting, by the processor, the plurality of third pixel data of the CIELCH color space to a plurality of fourth pixel data
of the original color space to generate an image to be displayed by a display apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,882,372

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND POWER PROTECTION METHOD

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a transfer port providing a driving voltage to an external device;
a first switch coupled between the transfer port and a supply power source, wherein the first switch is selectively turned
off according to at least one of a first control signal and a second control signal;

a first detecting unit including:
a comparator configured to compare a second reference voltage with a bias voltage; and
a capacitor including a first terminal configured to receive the driving voltage and a second terminal configured to receive
the bias voltage,

wherein when a voltage drop of the driving voltage exceeds a threshold voltage the first detecting unit generates a first
control signal, and the threshold voltage is a difference between the second reference voltage and the bias voltage; and

a second detecting unit detecting the driving voltage and generating a sampling voltage and generating the second control
signal when the sampling voltage is lower than a first reference voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,804,769

INTERFACE SWITCHING METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

Asustek Computer Inc., T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a touch screen configured to display a ring-shaped operation area and a display area, wherein the display area is disposed
within the ring-shaped operation area;

a storage unit configured to store a plurality of applications; and
a processing unit coupled to the touch screen and the storage unit,
wherein a ring-shaped menu is generated on the touch screen by a single touch operation, and the ring-shaped menu has a plurality
of icons,

wherein an application corresponding to one of the plurality of icons is activated by touching a position outside the ring-shaped
menu and adjacent to the icon so as to display content of the application inside the display area.

US Pat. No. 9,648,219

WEB CAMERA AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A web camera, comprising:
a photographic unit capturing a plurality of images;
an infrared (IR) transmitter;
a network communication unit connected to a remote host via a communication network; and
a processing unit coupled to the photographic unit, the IR transmitter and the network communication unit;
wherein the processing unit sends the image to the remote host via the network communication unit, receives a control command
from the remote host, transmits an IR control code corresponding to the control command to a target device via the IR transmitter,
and determines whether the target device responds to the IR control code according to the images including the target device,
if the target device responds to the IR control code, the processing unit determines that the IR control code is matched with
the target device.

US Pat. No. 9,620,963

PORTABLE ELECTRIC APPARATUS WITH POWER ADAPTER TO MAINTAIN POWER EFFICIENCY BASED ON STATE INFORMATION OF HOST

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A portable electronic device, comprising:
a host generating state information according to an operating state;
a power adapter coupled to the host, wherein the power adapter generates an output voltage to provide to the host; and
a signal transmission interface coupled between the host and the power adapter;
wherein the power adapter receives the state information via the signal transmission interface and adjusts one or both of
the output voltage and efficiency for maintaining the efficiency of the output voltage of the power adapter to be larger than
a default ratio to generate the output voltage according to the state information,

wherein the power adapter transmits specification information to the host via the signal transmission interface, the specification
information includes rated power, rated voltage, rated current and efficiency of outputting the output voltage; and when the
host determines that the rated power is larger than rated required power of the host, the host generates an alerting signal;
when the host determines that the rated power is smaller than the rated required power of the host, the host adjusts the operating
state to reduce the required power and generates an alerting signal; and when output power of the power adapter is larger
than rated power of the power adapter, the power adapter transmits an overload signal to the host via the signal transmission
interface, the host adjusts the operating state to reduce the required power.

US Pat. No. 10,123,315

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCING CHANNEL CAPACITY AND SPECTRAL EFFICIENCY IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ASUSTek Computer Inc., T...

1. A method of a base station (BS), comprising:the base station has a first string of bits to be transmitted to a first user equipment (UE);
the base station has a second string of bits to be transmitted to a second UE;
the base station concatenates the first string of bits and the second string of bits to form a third string of bits;
the base station generates a superposed signal from the third string of bits and transmits the superposed signal to the first user equipment and the second user equipment, wherein the superposed signal has a composite constellation that is the same as a first standard modulation scheme that is a Gray-mapped QPSK (Quadrature (Quaternary) Phase Shift Keying), 16 QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation), 64 QAM, or 256 QAM, and wherein each composite constellation point of the superposed signal has a same label-bit assignment and a same amplitude assignment as the first standard modulation scheme;
the base station transmits a first signaling to inform the first UE about at least the first standard modulation scheme for demodulation and a specific indication of how to retrieve at least one transport block from the demodulation output for the first UE; and
the base station transmits a second signaling to inform the second UE about at least a second standard modulation scheme for demodulation, wherein the second standard modulation scheme is different from the first standard modulation scheme and is a Gray-mapped QPSK (Quadrature (Quaternary) Phase Shift Keying), 16 QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation), 64 QAM, or 256 QAM.

US Pat. No. 9,930,749

LIGHTING STRUCTURE WITH PATTERNS

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A lighting structure with patterns, comprising:an electro-luminescence (EL) layer;
a glass layer;
a first ultraviolet (UV) ink layer, wherein the first UV ink layer includes a first surface and a second surface, the first surface is laminated to the glass layer, the second surface includes a first pattern;
a non-conductive vacuum metallization (NCVM) layer, wherein the NCVM layer is formed on the second surface of the UV ink layer; and
an optically clear adhesive (OCA) layer, wherein the OCA layer is coated on the EL layer, and the EL layer is laminated to the NCVM layer via the OCA layer.

US Pat. No. 9,846,252

PROXIMITY SENSOR AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A mobile communication device, comprising:
an antenna structure;
a matching circuit, coupled to the antenna structure;
a capacitance sensing circuit, coupled to the matching circuit, wherein the capacitance sensing circuit senses a capacitance
variation on the antenna structure via the matching circuit and accordingly generates a proximity sensing signal; and

a processing circuit, coupled to the capacitance sensing circuit to receive the proximity sensing signal,
wherein when a signal level of the proximity sensing signal exceeds a first threshold value, an object is determined approaching,
and when the signal level of the proximity sensing signal exceeds a second threshold value, a human body is determined approaching,
wherein the first and the second threshold value are different.

US Pat. No. 9,660,329

DIRECTIONAL ANTENNA

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A directional antenna, comprising:
a ground plane;
a planar feeding element including a feeding point and adjacent to the ground plane; and
a planar radiating element including a coupling point, wherein the ground plane, the planar feeding element and the planar
radiating element are disposed on a same horizontal plane, a coupling gap is formed between the planar radiating element and
the planar feeding element, both the coupling point and the feeding point are at a perpendicular line of the ground plane,
the planar radiating element is electrically disconnected from the ground plane, the directional antenna operates at a resonant
frequency, a distance between the coupling point and an open end of the planar radiating element is smaller than 0.16? of
the resonant frequency of the directional antenna, and a radiating pattern of the directional antenna centralizes towards
a direction perpendicular to an edge of the ground plane and parallel to the horizontal plane.

US Pat. No. 9,609,098

BUTTON-TYPE CONNECTOR MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A button-type connector module, disposed in an electronic device having a main body and a motherboard, and adapted to a
pluggable hot plug component, the button-type connector module comprising:
a push button unit;
a connector including an accommodation recess, wherein the hot plug component is plugged into or removed from the accommodation
recess when the connector moves relatively to the main body of the electronic device to expose the accommodation recess; and

a circuit board disposed between the push button unit and the connector, wherein the push button unit and the connector are
connected to the motherboard via the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,608,476

CHARGING SYSTEM AND CHARGING METHOD THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A charging system comprising:
a transmission line including a first terminal and a second terminal;
a power adaptor coupled to the first terminal and generating a charging voltage and a first voltage signal, wherein the charging
voltage is at a first voltage level; and

an electronic device includes:
a comparing unit coupled to the second terminal and receiving the first voltage signal;
a switching unit coupled to the comparing unit;
a stabilizing unit coupled to the comparing unit and the switching unit; and
a power supplying unit coupled to the switching unit and the comparing unit, and outputting the second voltage signal,
wherein when the first voltage signal is larger than the first preset voltage signal, the second voltage signal is transmitted
to the second terminal via the switching unit, and the second voltage signal is outputted to the power adaptor.

US Pat. No. 10,057,975

ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLIES AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An electronic assembly, comprising:a Printed circuit board (PCB) including a first wiring layer and a second wiring layer;
a connector configured at the first wiring layer, the connector includes:
a first connector pin;
a first connector resistor connected with the first connector pin, there is a first impedance difference between the first connector resistor and a preset characteristic impedance;
a second connector pin; and
a second connector resistor connected with the second connector pin, there is a second impedance difference between the second connector resistor and the preset characteristic impedance; and
a chip configured at the first wiring layer, the chip includes:
a first chip pin connected with the first connector pin via a first trace of the first wiring layer;
a first chip resistor connected with the first chip pin, there is a third impedance difference between the first chip resistor and the preset characteristic impedance;
a second chip pin, a vertical projection of a second trace between the second chip pin and the second connector pin intersects with a vertical projection of the first trace, and part of the second trace is configured at the second wiring layer; and
a second chip resistor connected with the second chip pin, there is a fourth impedance difference between the second chip resistor and the preset characteristic impedance, a second impedance sum of the fourth impedance difference and the second impedance difference is smaller than a first impedance sum of the first impedance difference and the third impedance difference.

US Pat. No. 9,913,290

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING UPLINK TRANSMISSION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ASUSTek Computer Inc., T...

11. A communication device for handling an uplink transmission in a wireless communication system, the communication device
comprising:
a control circuit;
a processor installed in the control circuit; and
a memory installed in the control circuit and operatively coupled to the processor;
wherein the processor is configured to execute a program code stored in the memory for handling uplink transmission by:
connecting the communication device to at least two access points including a first access point controlling a first serving
cell and a second access point controlling a second serving cell;

transmitting, by the communication device, a specific uplink transmission periodically using a configured uplink grant in
the first serving cell;

suspending, by the communication device, the specific uplink transmission in the first serving cell when receiving a second
downlink signaling to suspend the specific uplink transmission, wherein the communication device keeps a configuration of
the specific uplink transmission when suspending the specific uplink transmission;

receiving, by the communication device, a first downlink signaling in the second serving cell, wherein the first downlink
signaling indicating a downlink assignment in the first serving cell; and

transmitting, by the communication device, a reference signal in the first serving cell and resuming, by the communication
device, the specific uplink transmission using the configured uplink grant in the first serving cell in response to the reception
of the first downlink signaling.

US Pat. No. 9,897,249

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEM

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An electronic device adapted to a base having a second magnetic member, the base is detachably connected to the electronic
device, the electronic device comprising:
a body;
a supporting member movably disposed at the body; and
a first magnetic member disposed on the supporting member;
wherein magnetisms of an end of the second magnetic member and an end of the first magnetic member are the same, and when
the base is assembled to the body, the second magnetic member repulses the first magnetic member, and the supporting member
is driven to move out of the body.

US Pat. No. 9,887,482

CONNECTOR STRUCTURE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A connector structure, adapted to an electronic device having a housing with an open slot, the connector structure comprising:
a tongue-shaped portion, pivotally connected to the housing and disposed in the open slot;
a covering component, pivotally connected to the housing and for covering the open slot; and
a connecting member, disposed inside the open slot and connecting the tongue-shaped portion and the covering component, wherein
when the covering component drives the tongue-shaped portion to rotate simultaneously via the connecting member, a gap is
formed between the tongue-shaped portion and the covering component to expose the open slot.

US Pat. No. 9,858,851

DISPLAY DEVICE AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A display device, comprising:
a frame scaler receiving a frame control signal and an image signal, providing a plurality of image data according to the
image signal, and determining whether the plurality of image data are repeatedly transmitted in a frame period according to
the frame control signal, when the plurality of image data is determined to be repeatedly transmitted, the plurality of image
data transmitted firstly is set to correspond to a gray scale data to generate a plurality of first image data, the image
data retransmitted is set to correspond to a display image transmitted by the image signal to generate a plurality of second
image data, when the plurality of image data are determined not to be repeatedly transmitted, the plurality of image data
are set to correspond to the display image to generate a plurality of third image data;

a timing controller coupled to the frame scaler to receive the plurality of first image data, the plurality of second image
data and the plurality of third image data for providing a plurality of image display data correspondingly, wherein the timing
controller receives the frame control signal and determines a data transmission rate of the plurality of image display data
according to the frame control signal;

a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel; and
a source driver coupled to the timing controller and the LCD panel to provide a plurality of display voltages to the LCD panel
according to the plurality of image display data.

US Pat. No. 9,831,725

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND ANTENNA SYSTEM THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A wireless power supply and power receiving device, comprising:
a sensor;
a control module coupled to the sensor, for generating a determining result according to a position or a direction of the
wireless power supply and power receiving device determined by the sensor;

a coil module;
a battery module; and
a rectifying and switching module coupled to the control module for selectively operating at a wireless power supply mode
or a wireless power receiving mode according to the determining result, including:

a charging management circuit including an output end coupled to the battery module;
a DC-DC converter including an output end coupled to the battery module;
a first switch including a first end coupled to an input end of the charging management circuit, the first switch is turned
off in the wireless power supply mode, and the first switch is turned on in the wireless power receiving mode;

a second switch including a first end coupled to the output end of the DC-DC converter, the second switch is turned on in
the wireless power supply mode, and the second switch is turned off in the wireless power receiving mode; and

a rectifying and switching circuit including a first end coupled to a second end of the first switch and a second end of the
second switch, and a second end coupled to the coil module.

US Pat. No. 9,787,121

POWER SUPPLY CONTROL METHOD AND PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

ASUSTek COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A power supply control method, adapted to control current drawn from a power adaptor by a portable electronic device, the
power supply control method comprising following steps:
detecting an input voltage and an input current at a power input terminal of the portable electronic device;
setting a plurality of detection loads sequentially to control the power adaptor to provide a detection current as the input
current to the portable electronic device according to the detection loads, respectively;

calculating an equivalent input impedance of the power input terminal according to the detection current and the input voltage
respectively;

calculating an actual output voltage of the power adaptor according to the equivalent input impedance, the input voltage and
the input current; and

setting a work load according to the actual output voltage to control the power adaptor to provide a work current as the input
current to the portable electronic device according to the work load.

US Pat. No. 9,716,404

CHARGING CIRCUIT AND CHARGING METHOD OF BATTERY

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A charging circuit of a battery, comprising:
a charging control module providing a charging voltage;
a current detecting module detecting a charging current and generating a detecting voltage according to the charging current;
and

a compensation module detecting the charging voltage and providing a feedback voltage to the charging control module according
to the detecting voltage and the charging voltage,

wherein the compensation module further includes:
a buffer receiving and buffering the charging voltage, and providing the buffered charging voltage to an operational amplifier;
the operational amplifier receiving the detecting voltage and the buffered charging voltage, and subtracting the detecting
voltage from the buffered charging voltage to obtain the feedback voltage;

a first resistor electrically connected between a first input terminal of the operational amplifier and the current detecting
module;

a second resistor electrically connected between the first input terminal of the operational amplifier and an output terminal
of the operational amplifier;

a third resistor electrically connected between an output terminal of the buffer and a second input terminal of the operational
amplifier; and

a fourth resistor electrically connected between the second input terminal of the operational amplifier and a ground potential.

US Pat. No. 9,653,998

BOOST CONVERTER AND POWER CONTROLING METHOD THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A boost converter including a power input end and an output end, comprising:
a first switch unit;
a second switch unit;
a pulse width modulation (PWM) circuit for controlling the first switch unit and the second switch unit to turn-on or turn-off,
an inductor coupled to the first switch unit and the second switch unit, wherein the inductor is controlled by switch-states
of the first switch unit and the second switch unit, to store energy received from the power input end or to release energy
stored in the inductor to the output end selectively;

a discharging loop connected with the inductor in parallel and including a third switch unit;
an auxiliary loop connected in parallel with the second switch unit, and the auxiliary loop including a diode and a fourth
switch unit, the diode and the fourth switch unit being connected in series;

a detecting circuit for detecting a discharging value of the inductor; and
a logic circuit coupled to the detecting circuit and the fourth switch unit, wherein when the discharging value is less than
the threshold value, the logic circuit turns off the third switch unit and turns on the fourth switch unit, and when the discharging
value is larger then the threshold value, the logic circuit turns on the third switch unit and turns off the fourth switch
unit.

US Pat. No. 9,652,007

VOLTAGE CONTROL CIRCUIT

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A voltage control circuit, comprising:
a processing unit;
a power control circuit, coupled with the processing unit for outputting a core voltage to the processing unit;
a first impedance circuit;
a first switch, wherein the first switch and the first impedance circuit are connected in parallel between the processing
unit and the power control circuit, and the first switch and the first impedance circuit provide a feedback voltage to the
power control circuit;

a current source, coupled with the first impedance circuit and the first switch for providing or extracting an operating current
via the first impedance circuit or the first switch;

a second impedance circuit, coupled with the first switch, the first impedance circuit, the power control circuit, and the
current source; and

a second switch, coupled between the second impedance circuit and a power source;
wherein the first switch is turned on, the second switch is turned off and the processing unit receives a first core voltage
when the processing unit operates at a normal mode;

the first switch is turned off, the second switch is turned off and the processing unit receives a second core voltage when
the processing unit operates at an overvoltage mode;

the first switch is turned off, the second switch is turned on and the core voltage of the processing unit is less than the
feedback voltage when the processing unit operates at a power saving mode.

US Pat. No. 9,552,132

APPLICATION PROGRAM PREVIEW INTERFACE AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A computing device, comprising:
a display unit; and
a processor configured to define an application program preview interface displayed on the display unit, wherein the application
program preview interface comprises:

a first display area simultaneously displaying thumbnails of desktop layouts of multiple operation modes on the display unit
by showing graphic objects, wherein each of the operation modes includes an application program which is opened or executed,
and run within the selected mode;

a second display area displaying a selectable object as an application preview, wherein the selectable object is corresponding
to the application program included in a selected operation mode;

a third display area displaying a list or a program shortcut icon of all the application programs corresponding to the selected
operation mode,

wherein when the selectable object is displayed in the second display area, the multiple operation modes are displayed in
the first display area, and wherein the first display area and the second display area are simultaneously displayed on the
display unit, and

wherein the application modes comprise a desktop mode and a modern mode.

US Pat. No. 9,967,455

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH TOUCH SCREEN AND TOUCH OPERATION METHOD THEREOF

ASUSTek COMPUTER INC., T...

9. A portable electronic device, comprising:an image capturing unit shooting an image;
a touch screen detecting a touch event;
a storage unit including a plurality of modules; and
a processing unit connected to the image capturing unit, the touch screen and the storage unit to access and execute the plurality of modules stored in the storage unit, wherein the plurality of modules include:
a touch event receiving module receiving the touch event on the touch screen at an image capturing mode, wherein the touch event is a drag event;
a shooting time determining module determining a shooting countdown time according to a location of an end point of the touch event at a predetermined path, wherein the location of a start point of the touch event is located at a shooting trigger area, wherein the shooting trigger area is located at one end of the predetermined path;
a shooting module determining whether to directly trigger the image capturing unit or to trigger the image capturing unit after shooting countdown time according to whether the end point is located at the shooting trigger area or not, wherein when the end point is located at the shooting trigger area, and when no touch event is detected on the touch screen, the shooting module directly triggers the image capturing unit to shoot the image; and
a countdown and shooting module starting to count the shooting countdown time when no touch event is detected on the touch screen and triggering the image capturing unit to shoot the image when the shooting countdown time is up.

US Pat. No. 9,841,789

HINGE ASSEMBLY FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Asustek Computer Inc., T...

1. A hinge assembly adapted to an electronic device, the hinge assembly comprising: a fixing member fixed to a casing of the
electronic device and including a side plate and two fixing plates, wherein the two fixing plates extend along a direction
from two end portions of the side plate, respectively, and a curved guide rail is formed at the side plate; a sliding shaft
slidably configured to the curved guide rail of the side plate; a connecting member, wherein the sliding shaft passes through
one end of the connecting member; a rotating shaft fixed to a back plate of the electronic device and passing through another
end of the connecting member; and a rotating member, wherein the rotating shaft passes through the rotating member; wherein
when the sliding shaft is located at a first position and a force applies on the rotating member, the sliding shaft moves
from the first position to a second position along the curved guide rail, when the sliding shaft is located at the second
position along the curved guide rail and the force applies on the rotating member continuously, the rotating member rotates
around the rotating shaft; wherein the sliding shaft includes a first torsion device, and the rotating shaft includes a second
torsion device; and wherein the first torsion device and the second torsion device include at least one elastic sheet and
at least one nut, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,836,092

SUPPORTING ELEMENT AND PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING SUPPORTING ELEMENT

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A support unit adapted to a portable electronic device, comprising: a cover pivotably connected to a housing of the portable
electronic device and adapted to be received in the housing; a positioning unit fixed to the housing and including a plurality
of limiting recesses; and a bracket including a first end and a second end that are opposite to each other, wherein the first
end is connected to the positioning unit, and the second end is pivotably connected to the cover, when the cover is expanded
out of the housing, the first end of the bracket is driven by the cover to move relative to the positioning unit, and then
the first end of the bracket is passed through at least one forward slop of the positioning unit and engaged with one of the
limiting recesses of the positioning unit to fix one of expansion angles of the cover relative to the housing corresponding
to the engaged limiting recess; and when an external force applied on press units located between the first and second ends
of the bracket, the first end of the bracket is retracted and disengaged from the limiting recesses.

US Pat. No. 9,830,810

INFRARED CONTROL SYSTEM AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An infrared remote control system, comprising:
a sound sensor;
an infrared transmitter; and
a processing unit, wherein the processing unit controls the infrared transmitter to transmit a first infrared control code
of a first control code set to a target device in an initialization period, and the processing unit monitors an environment
sound via the sound sensor and determines whether the target device responds to the first infrared control code, if the processing
unit determines that the target device responds to the first infrared control code according to the environment sound, the
processing unit records a relationship between the first control code set and the target device,

wherein the processing unit controls the infrared transmitter to transmit a second infrared control code of the first control
code set to the target device, and the processing unit monitors the environment sound via the sound sensor to determine whether
the target device responds to the second infrared control code to confirm relationship between the first control code set
and the target device.

US Pat. No. 9,780,599

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF DETECTING EFFICIENCY OF CHARGING

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
an energy collection circuit including a coil, receiving an energy signal transmitted from a wireless charger base, wherein
the energy signal includes a transmission frequency;

a rectifier circuit coupled to the energy collection circuit to generate a drive voltage according to the energy signal;
a control unit coupled to the energy collection circuit for comparing the drive voltage and a reference voltage and comparing
the transmission frequency and a reference frequency, respectively;

a first voltage division circuit coupled to the coil to divide voltage of the energy signal to generate a first voltage;
a second voltage division circuit coupled to the rectifier to divide a voltage of the drive voltage to generate a second voltage;
and

a comparator coupled between the first voltage division circuit and the second voltage division circuit and generating a detection
signal according to the first voltage,

wherein a voltage level of the detection signal changes with a level of the second voltage, and a frequency of the detection
signal changes with a frequency of the first voltage,

wherein when the drive voltage is less than or equals to the reference voltage, or when the transmission frequency is lower
than or equals to the reference frequency, position deviation information is outputted.

US Pat. No. 9,723,033

ROUTER

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A router, comprising:
a processor;
a wide area network (WAN) signal transceiver controlled by the processor and configured to transceive voice signals and data
signals with a base station via a telecommunication network and, after a voice conversation between the base station and the
WAN signal transceiver is set up, to prompt the base station to signal an extension number via dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF)
through the voice conversation; and

a local area network (LAN) signal transceiver controlled by the processor and configured to detect the extension number via
DTMF signalling, to select a wireless access point from a plurality of candidate wireless access points according to the extension
number, and to transceive the voice signals and the data signals with the wireless access point via a local area network.

US Pat. No. 9,722,303

WEARABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A wearable electronic device, comprising:
a body including a conductive frame and a conductive back cover, the conductive frame includes a feeding point and at least
a grounding point to form a first current path and a second current path thereon, the conductive frame forms a loop antenna
which generates two resonant modes via the first current path and the second current path to operate in a first band and a
second band;

a wearing element connected to the body;
a physiological sensor electrically connected to the conductive frame and the conductive back cover; and
a system ground plane,
wherein when the physiological sensor senses the physiological signal via the conductive frame and the conductive back cover,
the system ground plane is DC blocked against the conductive frame and the conductive back cover,

wherein when the conductive frame is operated in the first band and the second band, the system ground plane is AC conducted
with the conductive frame and the conductive back cover.

US Pat. No. 9,699,549

AUDIO CAPTURING ENHANCEMENT METHOD AND AUDIO CAPTURING SYSTEM USING THE SAME

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An audio capturing enhancement method comprising:
recording an audio data by using at least two microphones;
adjusting the audio data by applying automatic gain control (AGC) in order to generate a gain adjusted data that is within
a predefined level;

calculating a linear predictive coding (LPC) residue of the gain adjusted data;
defining a cone having an angle of acceptance and a maximum distance relative to the at least two microphones;
after calculating the LPC residue of the gain adjusted data and the cone has being defined, determining, from the LPC residue,
a first source at a first direction and a second source at a second direction within the defined cone based on time different
of arrival (TDOA), wherein the first and second directions are relative to the at least two microphones;

attenuating any source at a third direction that is outside of the defined cone;
identifying the first source as the dominate source over the second source through a correlation of LPC residues of the at
least two microphones;

enabling voice activated detection to determine whether the first source is a human voice if the first source is identified
as the dominate source among the first and second sources; and

eliminating the first source from the audio data if the first source is not a human voice.

US Pat. No. 9,568,022

IMPELLER AND FAN USING THE SAME

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An impeller applied to a fan, wherein the fan includes an accommodating space, the impeller comprising:
a hub disposed in the accommodating space;
a plurality of first centrifugal blades connected to the hub, each of the first centrifugal blades has a first end away from
the hub; and

a plurality of second centrifugal blades connected to the hub, each of the second centrifugal blades has a second end away
from the hub, wherein at least two of the second centrifugal blades are adjacent, and the two adjacent second centrifugal
blades are located between two of the first centrifugal blades;

wherein a distance between the second end and a center of the hub is larger than a distance between the first end and the
center of the hub, and the first centrifugal blades and the second centrifugal blades are arranged periodically; wherein a
distance between the center of the hub and the second end of the two adjacent centrifugal blades is greater than a distance
between the center of the hub and the second end of the other one of the two adjacent second centrifugal blades.

US Pat. No. 10,154,525

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRIGGERING RADIO BEARER RELEASE BY A RELAY UE (USER EQUIPMENT) IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ASUSTek Computer Inc., T...

1. A method for triggering radio bearer release by a relay user equipment (UE), comprising:the relay UE connects with an evolved Node-B (eNB);
the relay UE establishes a Packet Data Network (PDN) connection for supporting traffic relaying;
the relay UE establishes a layer-2 link with a remote UE;
the relay UE creates a radio bearer between the relay UE and the eNB for forwarding data packets between the remote UE and a PDN corresponding to the PDN connection; and
the relay UE sends a non-access stratum (NAS) message to the eNB if a failure of the layer-2 link is detected, wherein the NAS message is used to trigger release of a dedicated Evolved Packet System (EPS) bearer mapped to the radio bearer.

US Pat. No. 9,877,170

CROSS-ACCOUNT NOTIFICATION METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A cross-account notification method applied to an electronic device, wherein a first account and a second account are registered
in the electronic device, the second account is logged into the electronic device, and the first account has logged out from
the electronic device, the method comprising:
providing a notification setting;
tagging an application program among a plurality of application programs of the first account according to the notification
setting to execute the tagged application program in the background, wherein the tagged application program is not accessed
by the logged second account, and the tagged application transmits a first notification when an event is occurred at the tagged
application program;

receiving a first notification from the tagged application program of the first account; and
transmitting the first notification to the second account according to the notification setting,
wherein the step of transmitting the first notification to the second account according to the notification setting comprises:
when the first notification is determined to be adjusted according to the notification setting, the first notification is
not transmitted to the second account, a first storing text message is provided as a content of a second notification, and
the second notification is transmitted to the second account, wherein the first storing text message is pre-stored in a first
notification adjustment setting of the notification setting under the first account;

when the first notification is determined not to be adjusted according to the notification setting, the first notification
is directly transmitted to the second account.

US Pat. No. 9,799,103

IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM AND ELECTRICAL DEVICE

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An image processing method, applied to an electrical device, wherein the image processing method includes:
reading a first image;
defining a motion blur center-point on the first image;
receiving a dragging track executed on the first image; and
executing a motion blur process on the first image according to the motion blur center-point and the dragging track to generate
a second image,

wherein a motion blur level and a motion blur type of the second image are determined according to a parameter between the
dragging track and the motion blur center-point in the motion blur process, and

wherein the parameter is an angle between a line from the motion blur center-point to a starting point of the dragging track
and a line from the motion blur center-point to an end point of the dragging track, a radian or a length of motion blur track
of the motion blur level is determined according to the angle.

US Pat. No. 9,607,575

DISPLAY MODE ADJUSTING METHOD OF DISPLAY DEVICE AND DISPLAY MODE ADJUSTING MODULE THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A display mode adjusting method of a display device, comprising:
receiving a set of input color, and obtaining a saturation adjusting parameter according to a hue of the set of input color;
obtaining a set of saturation adjusting output color according to the set of input color and the saturation adjusting parameter;
receiving a target color temperature, and obtaining a set of relative color temperature adjusting parameter according to the
target color temperature and an original optical characteristic of the display device;

obtaining a set of color temperature adjusting output color according to the set of saturation adjusting output color and
the set of relative color temperature adjusting parameter;

obtaining a brightness adjustment value according to the brightness of ambient light; and
changing a saturation, a color temperature and a brightness of the display device according to the set of saturation adjusting
output color, the set of color temperature adjusting output color and the brightness adjustment value.

US Pat. No. 9,529,023

SIGNAL ANALYSIS CIRCUIT AND SIGNAL ANALYSIS METHOD THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A signal analysis circuit, comprising:
a peak detector configured to receive a first voltage signal and obtain a peak value of the first voltage signal to generate
a second voltage signal;

a subtraction amplifying unit configured to generate a compare voltage signal according to the second voltage signal, and
amplifying a voltage value difference between the second voltage signal and the compare voltage signal to generate a third
voltage signal, wherein a peak-to-peak value of the third voltage signal is larger than a peak-to-peak value of the second
voltage signal; and

a compare unit electrically connected to the subtraction amplifying unit and configured to compare a voltage value of the
third voltage signal and a voltage value of the compare voltage signal to generate an output voltage signal.

US Pat. No. 10,149,405

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a base including a top surface and a bottom surface;
a baseplate, a side edge of the baseplate is pivotally connected with the bottom surface,
a moving member disposed in the base, comprising a press portion, and configured to push against the baseplate;
a linkage member disposed in the base, comprising a first protrusion, and configured to push against the moving member; and
a push member disposed in the base and comprising a first push portion, wherein the push member pushes against the linkage member via the first push portion, the linkage member pushes against the press portion via the first protrusion and the push member is configured to make the baseplate move via the linkage member and the moving member in sequence to make the baseplate selectively cover the bottom surface or detached from the bottom surface.

US Pat. No. 10,114,427

INPUT/OUTPUT MODULE BAFFLE AND MOTHERBOARD WITH THE SAME

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An input/output module baffle, adapted to an electronic device, the electronic device includes a motherboard and a casing, the motherboard is located inside the casing, the motherboard includes a connector module, the input/output module baffle comprising:a fixing plate including a plurality of retaining clips to clamp the fixing plate on the connector module;
a conductive component located between the fixing plate and the connector module; and
a frame located between the fixing plate and the casing, wherein the input/output module baffle further includes a baffle fastener to fasten the fixing plate on the connector module of the motherboard, the retaining clips further include a positioning opening, the baffle fastener further includes a positioning portion, and the positioning portion includes a positioning protrusion to position the baffle fastener in the positioning opening, wherein the baffle fastener further includes a connecting portion and a fastening portion, and the fastening portion is buckled on a back of the connector module.

US Pat. No. 10,099,512

UNIVERSAL ROTATING MODULE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A universal rotating module, comprising:a suspension carrier including a through hole and a plurality of first fixing portions beside the through hole;
a top cover including a plurality of second fixing portions;
a globular element rotatably disposed between the suspension carrier and the top cover, wherein a portion of the globular element passes through the through hole; and
a plurality of cushion members, wherein each of the cushion members is correspondingly connected with the first fixing portion and the second fixing portion,
wherein an orthogonal projection of the through hole overlaps the top cover.

US Pat. No. 10,104,658

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DELIVERY OF CONTROL SIGNALING IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ASUSTeK Computer Inc., T...

1. A method for a network node controlling a cell, comprising:communicating with a UE (User Equipment) in the cell via downlink and uplink transmissions, wherein the downlink and uplink transmissions are organized into radio frames and each radio frame contains multiple subframes and each subframe contains multiple symbols; and
transmitting, in the cell, a UE specific signal to the UE in at least one first symbol of a downlink control region of a subframe of the multiple subframes and a common signal to the UE in at least one second symbol of the downlink control region of the subframe of the multiple subframes, wherein the network node does not transmit the common signal to the UE in the at least one first symbol and wherein the common signal and the UE specific signal indicate resources in different symbols of a data region of the subframe.

US Pat. No. 9,967,410

MOBILE DEVICE, COMPUTER DEVICE AND IMAGE CONTROL METHOD THEREOF FOR EDITING IMAGE VIA UNDEFINED IMAGE PROCESSING FUNCTION

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An image control method, applied to a mobile device with a camera service platform, the mobile device complies with an image transmission protocol and establishes an event queue and according to the image transmission protocol, wherein the image control method comprises:receiving at least one control parameter of an image processing function of the camera service platform;
generating a control item of the image processing function according to the control parameter;
mapping the control item to a database;
converting a notification comprising the control item to an instruction format complying with the image transmission protocol specification to generate a converted notification; and
transmitting the converted notification via the event queue to a computer device to transmit an image between the computer device and the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 9,898,184

OPERATION METHOD OF OPERATING SYSTEM

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An electronic device including an operating system for selectively operating in a first operating mode and a second operating
mode, the electronic device comprising:
a screen configured to display a displaying image outputted by the operating system, wherein the displaying image is a first
mode image in the first operating mode and is a second mode image in the second operating mode; and

a touchpad comprising a first edge, a second edge opposite to the first edge, a third edge extending between opposing ends
of the first and second edges, and a fourth edge opposite to the third edge;

wherein the electronic device is configured to:
in response to detecting a sliding gesture that slides from the first edge of the touchpad, display a charm bar on the displaying
image and a cursor on the charm bar;

in response to detecting a sliding gesture that slides from any position of the second edge of the touch pad, switch the first
operating mode to the second operating mode when there is no application program running in the second operating mode;

in response to detecting a sliding gesture that slides from the third edge of the touch pad, zoom out a program image corresponding
to a program in the first mode image and display a resulting minified program image in the second mode image; and

in response to detecting a sliding gesture that slides from the fourth edge of the touch pad, display an application bar in
the display image when the operating system operates in the second operating mode.

US Pat. No. 9,866,229

POWER ADAPTER AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A power adapter, comprising:
a power converting circuit configured to convert an input voltage to an output voltage according to a control signal;
a connecting terminal connected to an electronic device, configured to allow the output voltage outputted by the power converting
circuit to charge the electronic device; and

a controller configured to receive an identifying command sent by the electronic device when the electronic device is connected
to the connecting terminal;

wherein the controller further configured to determines a type of the electronic device and a charging mode that supported
by the electronic device according to the identifying commands to adjust the output voltage and an output current correspondingly,
and configured to determine a battery type of the electronic device according to the identifying command to determine the
output current or an upper limit value of the charging voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,753,512

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING OUTPUT POWER OF POWER SUPPLY THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a host; and
a power supply coupled to the host, including:
a power convertor configured to receive an input power and convert the input power to generate a supplied power and transmit
the supplied power via a power supply bus according to a feedback voltage of a feedback circuit; and

a carrier generator coupled to the power convertor, configured to periodically adjusts an impedance at a terminal of the feedback
circuit which provides the feedback voltage in at least one time period, and makes the power convertor load an acknowledge
signal via the power supply bus to be carried on the supplied power,

wherein the acknowledge signal is a periodic clock signal and corresponds to an output power of the power supply.

US Pat. No. 9,645,620

ELECTRONIC SYSTEM AND EXPANSION BASE THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

5. An expansion base, applied to an electronic device, wherein the expansion base comprises:
a base body including a connecting portion, wherein the connecting portion includes two pipe holes each extending through
a wall of the base body, two pipes each connected to a respective one of the two pipe holes and two check valves respectively
disposed at the ends of the two pipes;

a pipe line disposed in the base body and connected to the connecting portion;
a liquid cooler connected to the connecting portion via the pipe line;
a receiving recess, connected to the liquid cooler via the pipe line, wherein the receiving recess is separated from the liquid
cooler; and

a driving unit connected to the pipe line, wherein the driving unit is used to drive a heat exchange medium to pass through
one of the two check valves, one of the two pipes, one of the pipe holes, the driving unit, the receiving recess, the liquid
cooler, another of the pipe holes, another of the pipes, and another of the check valves in sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,114,425

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A portable electronic device, comprising:a body, including a first engaging surface and a first groove, and an opening of the first groove is formed at the first engaging surface;
a stationary magnetic element, disposed at a periphery of the first groove; and
a base, including:
a bottom plate;
a connecting element, disposed on the bottom plate and including a second engaging surface and a second groove, and the opening of the second groove is formed on the second engaging surface;
a rotatable magnetic element, pivotally connected with the second groove, wherein one end of the rotatable magnetic element is adapted to rotate out or rotate in the second groove, when a distance between the first engaging surface and the second engaging surface is less than a predetermined value, and the opening of the first groove faces to the opening of the second groove, the rotatable magnetic element is attracted by the stationary magnetic element to rotate out of the second groove and get into the first groove; and
an auxiliary magnetic element disposed on the other end of the rotatable magnetic element configured such that the other end of the rotatable magnetic element rotates toward the second groove under a magnetic repulsion force between the auxiliary magnetic element and the rotatable magnetic element.

US Pat. No. 9,904,643

ELECTRONIC SYSTEM AND METHOD OF SWITCHING OPERATING SYSTEMS THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An electronic system, comprising:
a first electronic device, applied with a first operating system, the first electronic device includes a peripheral input
and output device, a switch, and an operating system switch unit;

a second electronic device selectively connected to the first electronic device, wherein the second electronic device is applied
with a second operating system,

wherein the operating system switch unit includes:
an input and output switch unit; and
a logic determining circuit unit, wherein the logic determining circuit unit determines whether the second electronic device
is connected to the first electronic device to generate connection information accordingly, the logic determining circuit
unit determines whether to receive switch information which is generated when the switch is enabled, the input and output
switch unit determines to provide control right of the peripheral input and output device to the first electronic device or
the second electronic device according to the connection information and the switch information, and the first operating system
and the second operating system is executed accordingly,

wherein the logic determining circuit unit includes:
a XNOR gate including a first input end, a second input and an output end, wherein the first input end of the XNOR gate is
connected to the switch, the second input end of the XNOR gate is connected to the first electronic device, the first input
end of the XNOR gate is used to receive the switch information, a second input end of the XNOR gate is used to receive the
connection information;

a NOR gate including a first input end, a second input and an output end, wherein the first input end of the NOR gate is connected
to the first electronic device to receive the connection information;

an OR gate including a first input end, a second input and output end, wherein the first input end of the OR gate is connected
to the output end of the XNOR gate, and the second input end of the OR gate is connected to the first electronic device to
receive the connection information;

a switch unit, wherein the switch unit includes a first input end, a control end, and an output end, the control end of the
switch unit is connected to the output end of the OR gate, the first input end of the switch unit is connected to the output
end of the NOR gate; and

a register, wherein the register is connected to the output end of the switch unit, the second input end of the NOR gate,
and the input and output switch unit, and the register stores register data output from the switch unit.

US Pat. No. 9,904,326

WATERPROOF HOUSING AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a waterproof housing including:
a frame structure including an opening; and
a waterproof structure configured to fix on the frame structure, including a plurality of ribs, an operating portion and a
fixing portion peripheral to the operating portion; and

a keyboard module including a plurality of keys, wherein the keyboard module is disposed under the waterproof housing and
passes into the opening from an underside of the frame structure, the waterproof structure covers the keyboard module disposed
in the opening and is fixed between the keys via the ribs,

wherein the operating portion further includes a plurality of movable portions and a plurality of positioning portions for
separating the movable portions, the ribs extend from the positioning portions toward the opening correspondingly, the positioning
portions are fixed on the keyboard module via the ribs and located between the keys, the movable portions correspond to the
keys, respectively, the movable portion moves toward the opening when the movable portion is pressed.

US Pat. No. 9,887,258

METHOD FOR FABRICATING CAPACITOR

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A method for fabricating a capacitor comprising:
providing a substrate and a first conducting material layer, wherein the first conducting material layer is disposed on the
substrate;

removing a part of the first conducting material layer to expose a part of the substrate to form a plurality of physically
separated first inner electrodes, wherein the physically separated first inner electrodes are arranged along a first direction,
and the adjacent physically separated first inner electrodes have an interval therebetween;

forming a dielectric layer along a second direction by a chemical vapor deposition process immediately after forming the physically
separated first inner electrodes, wherein the first direction is perpendicular to the second direction so that the dielectric
layer covers the physically separated first inner electrodes, a part of the intervals, and the exposed part of the substrate;
and

forming a second conducting material layer to fill another part of the intervals to form a plurality of second inner electrodes.

US Pat. No. 9,884,513

UNIVERSAL ROTATING MODULE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A universal rotating module, comprising:
a main body, including a first portion and two second portions, wherein the first portion includes a through groove extending
along a first direction, and the two second portions protrude from opposite sides of the first portion along a second direction,
respectively;

a main shaft, passing through the through groove to pivotally connected to the main body;
two bearings, sleeved on and pivotally connected to the second portions along the second direction, respectively;
two rollers, pivotally connected to the second portions along a third direction, respectively, wherein the first direction,
the second direction and the third direction are perpendicular to each other; and

two hemispherical casings, fixed to the two bearings, respectively, wherein each of the hemispherical casing includes a through
hole at the top of the corresponding hemispherical casing, and a portion of each of the rollers is exposed out of the corresponding
through hole,

wherein the universal rotating module rotates around the main shaft extending along the first direction relative to the main
shaft, the two hemispherical casings separate from each other and rotate around the second portions extending along the second
direction relative to the second portions, respectively, and the two rollers rotate around an axis along the third direction
relative to the second portions, to make the universal rotating module move in any direction.

US Pat. No. 9,881,748

KEY STRUCTURE AND KEYBOARD USING THE SAME

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A key structure, comprising:
a base including a structural plate and a connecting plate, wherein the connecting plate is configured on the structural plate;
a keycap configured on the structural plate and including a plate body and a first hook;
a connecting rod configured under the structural plate and extending towards an extension direction, wherein the connecting
rod at least includes a second hook;

a second elastic unit connected to a side portion of the connection rod away from the second hook along the extension direction;
and

wherein the connecting rod is configured to move along the extension direction relative to the base, to drive the second hook
to be fastened to or detached from the first hook.

US Pat. No. 9,769,889

DRIVING CIRCUIT FOR FLASH LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A driving circuit for providing a driving voltage to a first flash light-emitting diode, comprising:
an inductor;
a first switch coupled between an input voltage and a first end of the inductor;
a second switch coupled between the first end of the inductor and a ground voltage;
a capacitor, wherein a first end of the capacitor provides the driving voltage, and a second end of the capacitor is coupled
to the ground voltage;

a third switch coupled between a second end of the inductor and the first end of the capacitor;
a fourth switch coupled between the second end of the inductor and the ground voltage; and
a control unit coupled to the first switch, the second switch, the third switch and the fourth switch, wherein the control
unit controls the inductor and the capacitor to operate at a boost mode or a buck mode according to a driving mode of the
first flash light-emitting diode, detects a first driving current flowing through the first flash light-emitting diode, and
determines whether to switch the operating modes of the inductor and the capacitor according to the first driving current
flowing through the first flash light-emitting diode, wherein the control unit includes:

a buck control unit coupled to the first switch and the second switch to turn on or off the first switch and the second switch
and providing a first pulse signal corresponding to the first switch;

a boost control unit coupled to the third switch and the fourth switch to turn on or off the third switch and the fourth switch
and providing a second pulse signal corresponding to the third switch; and

a mode determining unit coupled to the buck control unit and the boost control unit, wherein the mode determining unit determines
the driving mode of the first flash light-emitting diode to enable one of the buck control unit and the boost control unit
and to disable another of the buck control unit and the boost control unit.

US Pat. No. 9,755,320

ELECTROMAGNETIC BANDGAP STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An electromagnetic bandgap structure comprising:
a first conductive element;
a second conductive element comprising a loop-shaped conductive portion and a first transmission line, the loop-shaped conductive
portion comprising a closed opening, the first transmission line being spiral in shape and disposed in the closed opening;

a planar inductive element disposed between the first conductive element and the second conductive element, and comprising
a second transmission line, wherein the planar inductive element is electrically connected to the first conductive element
via a first conductive pillar, the planar inductive element is electrically connected to the second conductive element via
a second conductive pillar, a first end of the second transmission line is electrically connected to a first end of the second
conductive pillar, a second end of the second transmission line is electrically connected to a first end of the first conductive
pillar, a second end of the first conductive pillar is electrically connected to the first conductive element, a first end
of the first transmission line is electrically connected to the loop-shaped conductive portion, and a second end of the first
transmission line is electrically connected to a second end of the second conductive pillar; and

a third conductive element, wherein the second conductive element and the third conductive element form a capacitor of the
electromagnetic bandgap structure, and the second conductive element and the planar inductive element are disposed between
the first conductive element and the third conductive element.

US Pat. No. 9,583,782

BATTERY AND MANUFACTURE METHOD THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A battery, comprising:
a casing including a bottom surface and a top surface, wherein the bottom surface and the top surface of the casing are not
symmetrical with each other,

wherein the casing is divided into at least a first area and a second area, a distance between the bottom surface and the
top surface in the first area defines a first height, and the top surface is sloped relative to the bottom surface throughout
the entire second area so that a distance between the bottom surface and the top surface in the second area decreases progressively
along a direction away from the first area throughout the entire second area;

a plurality of cell coils including a first cell coil and a second cell coil disposed in the casing and electrically connected
to each other, wherein each of the cell coils includes at least a positive node, at least a negative node, and at least an
insulation sheet,

wherein the insulation sheet is between the positive node and the negative node;
the first cell coil is disposed in the first area and the second cell coil is disposed in the second area;
an outer diameter of the first cell coil corresponds with the first height, an outer diameter of the second cell coil corresponds
with the distance between the bottom surface and the top surface in the second area;

wherein the first cell coil and the second cell coil are wound with the same positive node, the same negative node and the
same insulation sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,237,906

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING UPLINK TRANSMISSION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ASUSTek Computer Inc., T...

1. A method of user equipment (UE) for improving uplink transmission, the method comprising:receiving an indication indicating a type of data that can be transmitted using a cooperation mode, wherein the cooperation mode enables user equipments (UEs) to exchange their uplink data by collaborating and steering transmit signals towards a base station to improve signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) at the base station, wherein the indication is used to avoid using the cooperation mode to transmit data not suitable for transmission using the cooperation mode, and wherein the indication indicates data from which radio bearer(s) is transmitted using the cooperation mode;
transmitting a first data using the cooperation mode if the first data is the type of data that, as the indication indicates, be transmitted using the cooperation mode; and
transmitting a second data without using the cooperation mode even though the cooperation mode is enabled if the second data is not type of data that, as the indication indicates, is transmitted using the cooperation mode;
wherein data transmitted using the cooperation mode is transmitted by more than one UE using a same time-frequency resource.

US Pat. No. 10,114,410

COVER

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A cover, adapted to an electronic device, the cover comprising:a first plate including a plurality of sub-plate areas, a plurality of crease areas and at least a flexible area, the plurality of sub-plate areas and the plurality of crease areas are alternately disposed on the first plate;
a second plate connected to the flexible area of the first plate;
an input device disposed on the second plate;
a connecting base disposed on the flexible area adjacent to the second plate, and
a plurality of fixing components disposed on at least one of the first plate and the second plate, wherein the plurality of fixing components includes at least one first fixing component disposed on the first plate and a plurality of seventh fixing components disposed on the connecting base, the connecting base and the electronic device are fixed to each other;
wherein the first plate is folded along at least one of the crease area to make the cover in a first state, in the first state, the seventh fixing components are fixed to the first fixing components, and wherein the first plate turns over relative to the second plate to make the cover in a second state.

US Pat. No. 10,187,878

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING A TRANSMISSION USING A CONFIGURED RESOURCE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ASUSTek Computer Inc., T...

1. A method of a UE (User Equipment), comprising:an uplink grant is available for the UE in a TTI (Transmission Time Interval), wherein the UE does not have data available for transmission;
the UE determines whether to skip the uplink grant in the TTI according to whether a physical control information needs to be transmitted in the TTI or not; and
the UE transmits the physical control information on a data channel according to the uplink grant if the physical control information needs to be transmitted in the TTI.

US Pat. No. 10,085,691

WEARABLE DEVICE FOR SENSING PHYSIOLOGICAL INFORMATION

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A wearable device, comprising:an optical sensor, adapted to emit at least one optical signal, and receive at least one reflective signal corresponding to the at least one optical signal; and
a controller, coupled to the optical sensor, and adapted to perform a signal processing operation to the at least one reflective signal according to at least one signal processing parameter, wherein the controller adjusts the at least one signal processing parameter of a signal filter according to physiological information,
wherein the signal processing operation comprises calculating a raw data of the at least one reflective signal to obtain a moving average, subtracting the moving average from the raw data to obtain a difference, and determining if the difference is greater than a predetermined threshold value,
wherein when the difference is greater than the predetermined threshold value, the wearable device is in a first usage status, and when the difference is less than the predetermined threshold value, the wearable device is in a second usage status.

US Pat. No. 10,088,943

TOUCH CONTROL DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A touch control device comprising:a touchpad;
a first driving circuit coupled to the touchpad, configured to drive the touchpad to detect a sensed value frame of a touch event on the touchpad; and
a system circuit coupled to the first driving circuit, configured to analyze the sensed value frame provided by the first driving circuit to recognize a first finger position, a second finger position and a third finger position, and to define the first finger position as a left key position of a virtual mouse, the second finger position as a right key position of the virtual mouse according to a position relationship among the first finger position, the second finger position and the third finger position,
wherein as the left key position and the right key position having been detected to move forward or backward simultaneously, the system circuit triggers a rolling of a mouse wheel of the virtual mouse.

US Pat. No. 10,014,779

POWER SUPPLY DEVICE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A power supply device, comprising:a power supply module configured to provide a standby voltage;
a voltage regulator module coupled to the power supply module and including a phase modulator circuit, wherein the phase modulator circuit includes:
a high-side power transistor;
a low-side power transistor; and
an inductor, wherein an input terminal of the inductor is coupled to the high-side power transistor and the low-side power transistor, respectively, and an output terminal of the inductor is coupled to a load; and
an over-voltage protection module coupled to the power supply module and the voltage regulator module, including a signal generating unit configured to generate a power on signal to the power supply module, wherein the over-voltage protection module transmits the standby voltage to the phase modulator circuit and detects a detection potential of the inductor, and the low-side power transistor of the phase modulator circuit is selectively conducted by the over-voltage protection module according to the detection potential, the power supply module supplies a main voltage to the voltage regulator module according whether the power on signal is enabled, and the power on signal is disabled by the signal generating unit when the detection potential is not the grounding voltage or exceeds a corresponding over-voltage protection potential.

US Pat. No. 9,941,074

KEY STRUCTURE AND KEYBOARD USING THE SAME

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A key structure comprising:a substrate, including a plurality of first perforations;
a membrane circuit disposed on the substrate and including a plurality of second perforations;
a waterproof structure disposed on the membrane circuit and including a waterproof plate, a waterproof wall, and a plurality of fixing pillars, wherein the waterproof plate includes a through hole, the waterproof wall surrounds the through hole and extends toward a direction opposite to the membrane circuit, and each of the fixing pillars is fixed to a surface of the waterproof plate adjacent to the membrane circuit and extends toward a direction opposite to the waterproof wall to pass through one of the plurality of first perforations and one of the plurality of second perforations;
a keycap;
a conduction switch, wherein an end of the conduction switch passes through the through hole to be disposed on the membrane circuit, and the other end of the conduction switch protrudes out of the waterproof wall to be connected to the keycap; and
a scissors structure including a first end portion and a second end portion, wherein the first end portion is pivotally connected to the keycap, and the second end portion is pivotally connected to the waterproof wall for the keycap to move up and down relatively to the membrane circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,900,717

THERMAL PROTECTING DEVICE OF SPEAKER

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A thermal protecting device of a speaker, including:
an amplifier, having an input end which is receiving an audio reference signal and an output end which is providing an audio
output signal to the speaker; and

a temperature detecting unit receiving an audio input signal to provide the audio reference signal, and detecting an operation
temperature of the speaker to determine an amplitude of the audio reference signal, wherein the amplitude is inversely proportional
to the operation temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,185,377

HEAT DISSIPATION METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An electronic device including an electronic component, comprising:a fan module configured to lower a temperature of the electronic component;
a temperature sensor configured to sense the temperature of the electronic component; and
a fan controller electrically connected to the temperature sensor and the fan module to determine a rotation speed rank from a plurality of rotation speed ranks according to the temperature of the electronic component, wherein each of rotation speed ranks corresponds to a temperature range and has a corresponding basic rotation speed that is a lowest rotation speed of the fan module in the temperature range;
wherein while the temperature of the electronic component sensed by the temperature sensor is in the temperature range of higher than a first threshold temperature and lower than a second threshold temperature, the fan controller determines a first rotation speed rank from the rotation speed ranks and controls the fan module to rotate at the corresponding basic rotation speed, a first rotation speed of the first rotation speed rank in a first period, and
while the temperature of the electronic component sensed by the temperature sensor is still in the temperature range, the fan controller controls the fan module to rotate at a second rotation speed in a second period after the first period,
and while the temperature of the electronic component sensed by the temperature sensor is still in the temperature range, the fan controller controls the fan module to rotate at the first rotation speed in a third period after the second period when the first rotation speed rank is determined from the rotation speed ranks, wherein the second rotation speed is higher than the first rotation speed, and the second rotation speed is not higher than the corresponding basic rotation speed of a second rotation speed rank following the first rotation speed rank.

US Pat. No. 10,139,866

FLEXIBLE HOUSING

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A flexible housing, comprising:a base, including a first side and a second side, the first side is configured to be connected to an electronic device, the second side is divided into a first area and a second area via a hypothetical axis; and
a flexible sheet, configured to cover the second side and including a part fixed to the first area and a part facing the second area;
wherein when the part of the flexible sheet facing the second area is away from the second side, the flexible sheet is bent to form a curved surface.

US Pat. No. 10,120,412

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An electronic device comprising:a first body structure:
a connecting portion: and
a second body structure connected to the first body structure via the connecting portion, the second body structure includes:
a cover portion; and
an end portion connected to an edge of the cover portion, a thickness of the end portion is larger than the thickness of the cover portion, and an I/O port (input/output port) is disposed at a side wall of the end portion;
wherein when the cover portion covers a top surface of the first body structure, the end portion covers a rear side wall of the first body structure, and when the second body structure rotates relative to the first body structure to expose the rear side wall of the first body structure, at least part of the end portion is located below a bottom surface of the first body structure.

US Pat. No. 10,044,592

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND RELATED APPARATUS USING THE SAME

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A method used by a user equipment (UE) for device to device (D2D) communication in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining whether to perform a D2D transmission and a cellular transmission simultaneously in a resource block allocated in a cellular uplink time slot, wherein determining whether to perform the D2D transmission and the cellular transmission simultaneously in the resource block allocated in the cellular uplink time slot comprises:
if a cellular uplink (UL) transmission rate (RUL) plus a D2D transmission rate (RD2D) is greater than or equal to a maximum cellular UL transmission rate (RC):
performing the D2D transmission and the cellular transmission simultaneously; and
adjusting a power of the D2D transmission (PD2D) and a power of the cellular transmission (PUL) to maximize an overall transmission rate which is the cellular UL transmission rate plus the D2D transmission rate; and
if the cellular UL transmission rate (RUL) plus the D2D transmission rate (RD2D) is less than the maximum cellular UL transmission rate (RC), performing the D2D transmission and the cellular transmission in different resource blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,015,783

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIGNALLING TO DOWNLINK TRANSMISSION FOR UNLICENSED CHANNELS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) to perform data reception using unlicensed channels in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, by the UE, a downlink transmission burst from a base station in a first unlicensed channel;
receiving, by the UE, an information in a second channel, wherein the information defines whether a subframe is an end subframe of the downlink transmission burst in the first unlicensed channel;
determining, by the UE, whether or not to receive a control message, data, or a reference signal from a next frame in the first unlicensed channel; and
receiving, by the UE, the control message, data, or the reference signal from the next frame in the first unlicensed channel if the information indicates that the subframe is not the end subframe of the downlink transmission burst.

US Pat. No. 9,991,586

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A portable electronic device, comprising:a front cover;
a back cover combined with the front cover, including:
a back section;
a plurality of side sections adjacent to the back section, wherein at least one of the side sections includes a groove close to the back section and an slot far away from the back section, the slot is connected through to the groove, a first antenna unit and a second antenna unit are defined at the side section by the groove and the slot; and
a separator located in the groove and the slot; and
a circuit board located between the front cover and the back cover.

US Pat. No. 10,082,859

DIGITAL POWER SUPPLY DEVICE AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A digital power supply device comprising:a digital power supply controller including:
a first digital power supply module configured to generate and provide a first electric energy to a first load via a first path; and
a second digital power supply module configured to generate a second electric energy;
a switch electrically connected to the second digital power supply module; and
a control module configured to send a control command to the switch to make the switch electrically connected to the first path or a second path;
wherein when the switch is electrically connected to the second path, the second digital power supply module provides the second electric energy to a second load via the second path, when the switch is electrically connected to the first path, the second digital power supply module provides the second electric energy to the first load via the first path.

US Pat. No. 10,191,207

LIGHT EMITTING MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH THE SAME

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A light emitting module, adapted to a mainboard including a side edge, the light emitting module comprising:a circuit board, detachably attaching to the mainboard and adjacent to the side edge of the mainboard;
a plurality of light emitting elements, disposed at the circuit board; and
a light guide bar, disposed at the circuit board, when the light emitting module is assembled to the mainboard, the light guide bar uniformly guides light from the light emitting elements, wherein the light guide bar includes a light guide bar end surface, the mainboard includes a mainboard end surface, and the light guide bar end surface is aligned with the mainboard end surface to allow the light from the light emitting elements uniformly transmitting outwardly from the side edge of the mainboard.

US Pat. No. 10,251,570

WEARABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETECTING HEART RATE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A wearable electronic device, comprising:a wearable component, and
a device body connected to the wearable component, the device body including a processor, a main light source, an auxiliary light source and a light sensor which is electrically connected to the processor,
wherein an absorptivity to main rays from the main light source by human blood is more than twice of the absorptivity to auxiliary rays from the auxiliary light source, the light sensor detects intensities of the main rays and the auxiliary rays reflected by the human body, and the processor obtains a heart rate by:
transforming a main frequency domain curve according to changes of a reflected light intensity of the main rays received by the light sensor;
transforming an auxiliary frequency domain curve according to changes of a reflected light intensity of the auxiliary rays received by the light sensor;
determining a target main peak value from a plurality of main peak values of the main frequency domain curve that does not overlap with a plurality of auxiliary peak values of the auxiliary frequency domain curve; and
obtaining the heart rate according to the target main peak value.

US Pat. No. 10,256,541

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An electronic device comprising:a near field communication (NFC) circuit configured to transmit/receive a set of near field communication differential signals including a first differential signal and a second differential signal;
a housing including a conducting portion with a ground point, a first side and a second side opposite to the first side, wherein the ground point is located at a middle of the conducting portion; and
two conductive arms, wherein an end of a first conductive arm of the two conductive arms is coupled to the first side of the conducting portion, another end of the first conductive arm is coupled to the near field communication circuit to transmit/receive the first differential signal, an end of a second conductive arm of the two conductive arms is coupled to the second side of the conducting portion, another end of the second conductive arm is coupled to the near field communication circuit to transmit/receive the second differential signal;
wherein a current loop is formed by the first conductive arm, the conducting portion and the second conductive arm, and a potential of the ground point is equal to a median potential of the current loop.

US Pat. No. 10,193,286

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An electronic device comprising,a first connector including a first pin and a second pin, configured to connect to an external device, wherein the electronic device determines whether the electronic device is electrically connected to the external device according to a voltage level of the first pin;
a power switching circuit;
a power module connected to the power switching circuit; and
an external terminal connected to the power module via the power switching circuit,
when the electronic device is connected to the external device, the electronic device determines whether to supply power to the external device according to a voltage level of the second pin, and
the power switching circuit is conducted to allow the power module to provide power for the external device when the electronic device determines to supply power to the external device.

US Pat. No. 10,192,697

KEY AND KEYBOARD DEVICE

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A key disposed on a baseplate of a keyboard device, the key comprising:a sheet metal keycap including a body portion and two bending portions, wherein the body portion includes at least two punching holes corresponding to the bending portions, the at least two punching holes are disposed between an edge and a center of the body portion, and the two bending portions are extended downwardly from a side of the punching holes of the body portion, respectively; and
a supporting structure, disposed between the sheet metal keycap and the baseplate, and two sides of the supporting structure are pivotally connected to the bending portions and the baseplate, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,146,726

MOTHERBOARD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A motherboard, adapted to a processor including a plurality of pins with defined pins and undefined pins, and the motherboard includes:a processor base, including a plurality of electrical contacts, a first part of the electrical contacts are corresponding to the defined pins of the processor, a second part of the electrical contacts are corresponding to a part or all of the undefined pins of the processor; and
a control chip, coupled to the processor base, transmitting a control signal to the undefined pins of the processor via the second part of the electrical contacts in an overclocking operation mode,
wherein the second part of the electrical contacts include a first group of the electrical contacts, which corresponds to a first group of the pins of the undefined pins,
the control chip transmits the first control signal to the first group of the electrical contacts to make the processor respond to the first control signal to adjust the core ratio, the ring ratio, the memory ratio or the base clock frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,148,402

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BEAM MANAGEMENT IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ASUSTek Computer Inc., T...

1. A method of a base station, comprising:the base station transmits to a UE a control signal associated with a reference signal for beam measurement, wherein the control signal triggers aperiodical transmission of the reference signal for beam measurement, and wherein the control signal includes a beam-related information for transmitting the reference signal for beam measurement and indicates how many symbols are used to carry the reference signal for beam measurement; and
the base station transmits the reference signal for beam measurement to the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,128,895

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:a first antenna for receiving and transmitting a first sub-band signal of a first frequency band and a second sub-band signal of the first frequency band;
a second antenna for receiving and transmitting the second sub-band signal and a second frequency band signal;
a third antenna for receiving and transmitting a first sub-band diversity signal of the first frequency band;
a first frequency-division multiplex coupled to the first antenna;
a switching circuit coupled to the first frequency-division multiplex and the second antenna;
a primary path component coupled to the first frequency-division multiplex and the switching circuit;
a secondary path component coupled to the switching circuit and the third antenna;
a first transceiver coupled to the primary path component and the secondary path component; and
a second transceiver coupled to the switching circuit,
wherein when the second transceiver is in a working state, the switching circuit connects the second antenna with the second transceiver and connects the first frequency-division multiplex to the primary path component to make the first transceiver receive and transmit the first sub-band signal and the second sub-band signal via the first antenna while the second transceiver receives and transmits the second frequency band signal via the second antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,314,170

MOTHERBOARD OF COMPUTER

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A motherboard of a computer, comprising,a main body having a first surface, a second surface opposing the first surface, and a side edge interconnecting the first surface and the second surface along an outer perimeter of the main body;
a notch defined by an indentation of the side edge of the main body as viewed in plan view;
an auxiliary device, configured as a light guiding device, exhibiting a length longer than a length of the notch; and
a fixing device, formed adjacent to the notch, configured to fix the auxiliary device in position relative to the notch, wherein, when affixed to the main body by the fixing device, the auxiliary device extends outwardly from the outer perimeter and into a void provided by the notch such that at least a portion of the light guiding device is unobstructed from view in plan view of the first surface and unobstructed from view in plan view of the second surface.

US Pat. No. 10,211,874

PROTECTIVE COVER

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A protective cover, adapted to an electronic device, the electronic device includes a back surface, the protective cover comprising:a fixing plate fixed to the back surface, a first magnetic component is configured at the fixing plate;
a first folding plate, foldably connected to the fixing plate and is configured to be attached to the back surface via a first attaching force;
a second folding plate, foldably connected to the fixing plate and is configured to be attached to the back surface via a second attaching force; and
a third folding plate, foldably connected to the second folding plate, a second magnetic component is configured at the back surface;
wherein when the third folding plate is folded under an external force, the third folding plate, the second folding plate, and the first folding plate leave the back surface in sequence, and then the first magnetic component and the second magnetic component are attracted with each other, and the third folding plate is folded to be attached to the fixing plate to support the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,177,441

ANTENNA MODULE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An antenna module for a portable electronic device,comprising;
a heat dissipation unit;
a first antenna disposed at a side portion of the heat dissipation unit; and
a second antenna disposed at another side portion of the heat dissipation unit;
wherein the heat dissipation unit includes at least one slot, the slot includes at least one bending portion to generate an electromagnetic shielding effect and an isolation between the first antenna and the second antenna, and an orthogonal projection of the first antenna or the second antenna on a projection plane of the heat dissipation unit is partly overlapped with an orthogonal projection of the slot on the projection plane,
wherein a distance between the first antenna and the second antenna is less than 1? or a length of the slot is 0.2? to 0.4?, and the ? is a wave length of a resonance frequency band of the first antenna and the second antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,119,300

LOCK

ASUSTek COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A lock comprising:a lock cylinder adapted for allowing an unlocking unit to insert therein along an inserting direction;
at least one sensing module for detecting a movement of the lock cylinder;
a processing unit electrically connected to the at least one sensing module, wherein the sensing module generates a sensing signal to the processing unit according to the movement of the lock cylinder, and the processing unit determines whether the lock is normally unlocked according to the sensing signal;
an alarm unit connected to the processing unit; and
a communication unit coupled to the processing unit, wherein when the sensing signal received by the processing unit meets a preset condition, the processing unit generates a driving signal to enable the alarm unit to output an alarm signal, and a notification message is sent to a remote communication device via the communication unit,
wherein the movement of the lock cylinder moves along a sensing direction, the sensing direction is perpendicular to the inserting direction, and when the lock cylinder moves along the sensing direction, the sensing module generates the sensing signal to the processing unit,
wherein the preset condition is when a duration of the sensing signal is equal to or longer than a preset time.