Patents Represented by Attorney Chun-Ming Shih
  • Patent number: 8244284
    Abstract: A device and its operating method for mobile communication, the mobile communication device includes a micro processor, a memory which has an instruction database and an image database, a touch panel, a message module and a communication module. After a user inputs a symbol, the micro processor will retrieve and execute an operating instruction which corresponds to the symbol from the image database and the instruction database, or look for the contact and perform the communication action which corresponds to the symbol. When the operating instruction or the communication action which corresponds to the symbol fails, the micro processor will enter a setting interface to set up an operating instruction or communication action which corresponds to the symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignees: Giga-Byte Communications, Inc., Giga-Byte Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kuo-Tai Hsu
  • Patent number: 8243053
    Abstract: A flexible display panel includes a flexible panel body and at least one integrated circuit driver (IC driver). The flexible panel body has a first end surface, a second end surface, a plurality of side surfaces and at least one convex cambered surface. The first end surface has a display area. The second end surface is opposite to the first end surface. Each of the side surfaces connects the first end surface and the second end surface. Each adjacent two of the side surfaces connect each other. The convex cambered surface connects adjacent two of the side surfaces and connects the first end surface and the second end surface. The IC driver is disposed at the flexible panel body, located outside the display area, and adjacent to the convex cambered surface. In addition, another flexible display panel having a gravity-changing device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Tzu-Ming Wang, Yuan-Chih Tsai, Ted-Hong Shinn
  • Patent number: 8242495
    Abstract: A digital X-ray detecting panel includes a wavelength transforming layer and a photoelectric detecting plate. The wavelength transforming layer is configured for transforming X-ray into visible light. The photoelectric detecting plate is disposed under the wavelength transforming layer. The photoelectric detecting plate includes a substrate and a number of photoelectric detecting units disposed on the substrate and arranged in an array. Each of the photoelectric detecting units includes a thin film transistor and a photodiode electrically connected to the thin film transistor. The thin film transistor has an oxide semiconductor layer. The digital X-ray detecting panel can avoid a photocurrent in the thin film transistor, and thereby improving detecting accuracy of the digital X-ray detecting panel. A method for manufacturing the digital X-ray detecting panel is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Fang-An Shu, Lee-Tyng Chen, Henry Wang, Wei-Chou Lan
  • Patent number: 8243036
    Abstract: An exemplary display apparatus includes a plurality of pixel units, a plurality of gate lines, a readout line and a plurality of touch control units. The gate lines are for deciding whether to enable the pixel units. Each of the touch control units is electrically coupled to the readout line and a corresponding one of the gate lines and includes a switching element. When one of the touch control units is touched, the switching element of the touched touch control unit is turn on, and thereby a waveform on the gate line corresponding to the touched touch control unit is coupled to the readout line and a position of the touched touch control unit is determined according to a timing sequence of a waveform on the readout line. The present invention also provides a touch detection method adapted to be implemented on the above-mentioned display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corp.
    Inventors: Wen-Hao Wu, Hsueh-Ying Huang
  • Patent number: 8235611
    Abstract: A key structure of a keyboard, comprising: a backplane and a plurality of key caps. The backplane is concaved a plurality of grooves. A frame is deposed on the groove, and outside of the frame two fixed bases and two positioning columns are correspondingly deposed on the opposite sides. A clamp is deposed on the fixed base. A link bar, consists of a cross bar and two struts. The cross bar and the struts are mutually perpendicular and shown as an upside-down U shape. A key cap, in which a convex column is extended from the inside of the key cap, and two clips are protruded respectively on the opposite sides of the convex column, as well as a slot is deposed on the clip. The clips are adapted to position the cross bar of the link bar to a clamp of a fixed base on the backplane. And two struts are adapted to be held by the positioning column, so that the two struts only can be moved up and down and will not mismatch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Mae Tay Plastic Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheng-Chung Chang
  • Patent number: 8227890
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of integrating an electrical fuse process into a high-k/metal gate process. The method simultaneously forms a dummy gate stack of a transistor and a dummy gate stack of an e-fuse; and simultaneously removes the polysilicon of the dummy gate stack in the transistor region and the polysilicon of the dummy gate stack in the e-fuse region. Thereafter, the work function metal layer disposed in the opening of the e-fuse region is removed; and the opening in the transistor region and the opening in the e-fuse region with metal conductive structures are filled to form an e-fuse and a metal gate of a transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: United Microelectronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yung-Chang Lin, Kuei-Sheng Wu, Chang-Chien Wong
  • Patent number: 8220143
    Abstract: A plastic lead frame with reflection and conduction metal layer includes a base made of a metal catalyst containing or an organic substance containing plastic material, the base further includes a slanted reflection surface formed downwardly on top of the base; an insert slot continuously and staggeringly formed along the circumferential fringe of the base; a molded carrier made of non-metallic catalyst or organic substance containing plastic material accommodated in the insert slot; an interface layer formed on the surface of the base by chemical deposition; an insulation route formed on the surface of the base by ablating part of the interface layer with the laser beam radiation; and a metallic layer formed on the base by electroplating process thereby forming a plastic lead frame of excellent electrical conductivity and high light reflection property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Kuang Hong Precision Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Cheng-Feng Chiang
  • Patent number: 8217891
    Abstract: A display includes a first substrate, a partition element, a second substrate, a dielectric liquid, a plurality of dielectrophoretic particles and a plurality of electrophoretic particles. The partition element is disposed on the first substrate. The second substrate is disposed on the partition element. The partition element forms at least one accommodating room between the first substrate and the second substrate. The first substrate or the second substrate is adapted to forming an electric field in the accommodating room. The dielectric liquid is disposed in the accommodating room and has a first dielectric constant. The dielectrophoretic particles are dispersed in the dielectric liquid. Each of the dielectrophoretic particles has a first color and a second dielectric constant different from the first one. The electrophoretic particles are dispersed in the dielectric liquid. Each of the electrophoretic particles has a second color different from the first one. Another display is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Tzu-Ming Wang, Kai-Cheng Chuang, Yi-Ching Wang
  • Patent number: 8217871
    Abstract: A touch-controlled LCD includes a liquid crystal display panel and a touch panel. The liquid crystal display panel includes a first substrate, a second substrate and a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate. The touch panel is disposed on a side of the second substrate facing away from the liquid crystal layer. The touch panel includes a plurality of first electrodes being parallel to each other, a plate shaped second electrodes facing the first electrodes, and a plurality of spacers disposed between the first electrodes and the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Chi Hsin Electronics Corp.
    Inventors: Hui-Lung Lai, Chun-Jung Chen, Jung-Hsin Huang
  • Patent number: 8213668
    Abstract: An in-ear earphone includes a shell and a sound output device. The shell has a first engaging portion. The sound output device has a sound tunnel, a second engaging portion and a speaker. The speaker is disposed between the sound tunnel and the second engaging portion coaxially with the sound tunnel. The second engaging portion is movably engaged with the first engaging portion. The angle between the shell and the sound output device is adjustable so that the sound tunnel can be suitably plugged into individual user's ear canals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Merry Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ching-Jung Tsao, I-Ming Lin
  • Patent number: 8209557
    Abstract: A computer set for coupling to a disk drive and a battery unit, includes a disk-drive connecting port, a power diverter circuit and a power source. The connecting port includes a set of disk terminals, a set of battery terminals, and a set of power terminals. The diverter circuit is coupled electrically to the connecting port. The power source is electrically coupled to the diverter circuit such that when the computer set is coupled to the disk drive, the sets of disk and power terminals are electrically coupled to the disk drive and the power source supplies a first electrical power for the disk drive via the diverter circuit. When the computer set is coupled to the battery unit, the sets of battery and power terminals are coupled electrically to the battery unit so as to permit the battery unit to supply a second electrical power for the computer set via the diverter circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Giga-Byte Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yih-Neng Lin, Min-Yu Chou
  • Patent number: 8207941
    Abstract: In a lens module and an optical mouse using the lens module, the lens module includes a substrate, a light guide rod and a carrying base. The light guide rod is extended from the substrate along a predetermined direction and has a light incident surface. The carrying base is connected with the light incident surface and has a carrying surface for carrying a light source of the optical mouse. The substrate, the light guide rod and the carrying base are integrated into one piece. The lens module has lower cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Pixart Imaging Inc.
    Inventors: Tien-Chia Liu, Hung-Ching Lai, Hui-Hsuan Chen
  • Patent number: 8209444
    Abstract: Macro function setting methods for a keyboard with macro functions are provided. The keyboard includes a switch key and a set of macro keys, each macro key separately corresponding to a macro definition data in a plurality of predefined macro definition data. It is first detected that the switch key and a first macro key of the macro keys have been pressed, wherein the first macro key corresponds to a first macro definition data and corresponds to a macro index data. The number of times that the first macro key has been pressed is then calculated when the switch key has not been released. When the switch key is released, the macro index data of the first macro key is changed according to the calculated number of times such that the first macro key corresponds to a second macro definition data other than the first macro definition data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Giga-Byte Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Haw-Kae Huang
  • Patent number: 8209442
    Abstract: A peripheral device with a wireless communication function including a transmitting interface, a wireless communication unit, a storage unit and a processing unit is disclosed. The transmitting interface is connected to a computer system including a display device. The wireless communication unit utilizes a wireless method to link to an internet. The storage unit has at least one connection information. The processing unit directs the display device to display a list according to the connection information when the transmitting interface connects to the computer system. The list includes at least one choice. When the at least one choice is selected, the display device displays a homepage of a specific website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Giga-Byte Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mou-Ming Ma, Chun-Kun Lan, Yih-Neng Lin, Chih-I Lee
  • Patent number: 8201416
    Abstract: A method and a system of temperature-control for an electronic component are provided, in which a plurality of temperature sensors is disposed in each area of the electronic component. The temperature-control method includes obtaining a plurality of sensed temperature values; looking up a temperature-control table recording the relationship between a temperature-control threshold and a temperature-control operation set for each area; selecting the temperature-control operation corresponding to sensed temperature values greater than the temperature-control thresholds depending on the temperature-control table; and starting the temperature-control operation to make the sensed temperature values being lower than or equal to the temperature-control thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Giga-Byte Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tse-Hsine Liao, Ting-Kuo Kao
  • Patent number: 8205038
    Abstract: A flash memory accessing apparatus is disclosed. The flash memory accessing apparatus includes a memory controller, a first open NAND flash interface (ONFI) and an expanding flash memory module. The first ONFI is used for connecting a main flash memory module. The memory controller obtains a detecting result by, detecting whether the main flash memory module and the expanding flash memory module are single side or double side. The memory controller further configures an accessing method of the main flash memory module and the expanding flash memory module according to the detecting result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Giga-Byte Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hou-Yuan Lin, Chen-Shun Chen
  • Patent number: 8199272
    Abstract: A flexible display device includes an array substrate, a display medium layer, a transparent substrate and a first sealant. The array substrate has a display region and a sealant spread region surrounding the display region. The display medium layer is disposed on the array substrate and located in the display region. The transparent substrate is disposed above the display medium layer. The first sealant is formed between the array substrate and the transparent substrate and located in the sealant spread region of the array substrate. The first sealant has a first sidewall and a second sidewall. One of the first sidewall and the second sidewall has a plurality of fillisters arranged at intervals. Since the first sealant of the flexible display device has the fillisters arranged at intervals, the stress imposed on the first sealant may be decreased. Therefore, the life of the first sealant may be prolonged and the sealing performance of the flexible display device can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Ching Wang, Po-Wen Hsiao, Ted-Hong Shinn
  • Patent number: 8198907
    Abstract: A chip test fixture for assisting in examining a test chip on a printed circuit board includes a switching module, a pin cord and a magnetic unit. The switching module includes a standard chip and a switch element configured to turn on either the standard chip or the test chip. The pin cord is connected with the switch module at one end and is formed with a contacting head at the other end. The contacting head has a set of contact pins corresponding to that of the test chip. The magnetic unit is configured to draw the contacting head of the pin cord and the test chip together in such a way that the contact pins of the contacting head are in contact with that of the test chip once the contacting head approaches the test chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Giga-Byte Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shih-Yang Chou
  • Patent number: 8194052
    Abstract: An optical operating apparatus includes a display panel, a transparent supporting plate, a deformable unit, a light source, an image sensing module, a function selecting module and a processing module. The deformable unit is disposed between the transparent supporting plate and the display panel. The deformable unit has a pattern configuration. The deformable unit deforms as applying an external force on the display panel and restores after the external force is removed. The light source provides a light beam to the deformable unit, and a visual field of the image sensing module covers the whole deformable unit. The function selecting module is disposed beside the display panel and has a plurality of function selecting buttons for selecting a predetermined function. The processing module is electrically connected with the display panel, the function selecting module, the image sensing module and the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Pixart Imaging Inc.
    Inventors: Cho-Yi Lin, Yao-Ching Hsu
  • Patent number: 8183650
    Abstract: A micro electromechanical system (MEMS) spring element is disposed on a substrate, and includes a fixing portion and a moveable portion. The fixing portion is fixed on the substrate, and includes an insulating layer, a plurality of metal-fixing layers and a plurality of supporting-fixing layers. The insulating layer is disposed on the substrate. The metal-fixing layers are disposed above the insulating layer. The supporting-fixing layers are connected between the metal-fixing layers. The moveable portion has a first end and a second end. The first end is connected with the fixing portion, and the second end is suspended above the substrate. The moveable portion includes a plurality of metal layers and at least a supporting layer. The supporting layer is connected between the adjacent metal layers, and a hollow region is formed between the supporting layer and the adjacent metal layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: PixArt Imaging Inc.
    Inventors: Chuan-Wei Wang, Sheng-Ta Lee, Hsin-Hui Hsu