Patent Number: 6,966,652

Title: Method and apparatus for cooling control

Abstract: The present invention provides a method and an apparatus for adjusting a cooling period according to a current condition of a system. The system includes an electronic device and a cooling device. The system has a predetermined temperature value Tp and a first temperature value T1. In the present invention, a second temperature value T2 is detected. Then, a temperature difference X is obtained by subtracting the second temperature value T2 from the first temperature value T1. The present invention compares the temperature difference X with the predetermined temperature value Tp. When the temperature difference X is greater than the predetermined temperature value Tp, the present invention stops the cooling operation. Otherwise, the present invention calculates a cooling time period K based on the temperature difference X, and proceeds with cooling for cooling time period K.

Inventors: Lai; Chih-Min (Kaohsiung, TW), Chao; Ren-Cheng (Taipei, TW)

Assignee: Benq Corporation

International Classification: G03B 21/18 (20060101); G03B 21/16 (20060101); G03B 021/16 (); G03B 021/18 ()

Expiration Date: 1/22/02018