Patents Represented by Attorney Frank R. Niranjan
  • Patent number: 8038449
    Abstract: A method for generating an exam is disclosed. The method includes setting initial conditions for the exam, wherein the initial conditions comprises a number of true propositions p, a number of false propositions q, and a number of random propositions r, and determining numbers of different propositions in the exam according to the initial conditions. The method further includes selecting the p number of true propositions, and numbering each of the p number of true propositions with a running number, selecting q number of false propositions, grouping the q number of false propositions, numbering each of the groups with a group number, selecting the r number of propositions, grouping the r number of propositions, numbering each of the groups with a group number. The method further includes generating an exam according to the p number of true propositions, the q number of false propositions, and the r number of propositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chung-I Lee, Hai-Hong Lin, De-Yi Xie, Chen-Chen Zhang, Xiao-Tie Zhang
  • Patent number: 8041732
    Abstract: A computer-based method for downloading text content and images in web pages is provided. The method includes downloading a web page as a temporary extensible markup language (XML) file in an application server, and searching the temporary XML file for predetermined information in the temporary XML file. The method further includes searching the temporary XML file for text content in the temporary XML file. Furthermore, the method includes converting a relative path of the image uniform resource locator (URL) to an absolute path by joining the URL of the web page to the front of the relative path of the image URL, and generating a local path for each image in the temporary XML file and storing each image into an application server according to the local path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chung-I Lee, Chien-Fa Yeh, Da-Peng Li, Zhi-Hong Li
  • Patent number: 8011733
    Abstract: A wheel includes a metal rim, an electrically conductive hub, a thermoelectric device, and a battery. The metal rim is exposed out of a circumference surface of the wheel for contacting with the ground. The thermoelectric device is connected between the metal rim and the electrically conductive hub for generating electric energy using temperature difference between the metal rim and the electrically conductive hub. The battery has two electrodes connected to the metal rim and the electrically conductive hub, respectively. The battery is configured for collecting electric energy generated by the thermoelectric device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiao-Guang Su
  • Patent number: 8011737
    Abstract: A wheel for a toy vehicle includes a rim, a tire, and a ballast. The rim includes an outer circumferential surface. The tire is attached to the outer circumferential surface of the rim. The tire and the rim cooperatively define a ring-shaped receiving channel therebetween. The ballast is received in the ring-shaped receiving channel, and slidably connected to the outer circumferential surface of the rim. The weight of the ballast is greater than the frictional force between the ballast and the rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kui-Jun Wang, Feng-Xiang Tang
  • Patent number: 8007340
    Abstract: An artificial eye structure rotates an artificial upper eyelid via the attraction between a number of electromagnetic elements disposed in a line and a magnet. The rotation angle of the artificial upper eyelid can be controlled by selectively magnetizing the electromagnetic elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kim-Yeung Sip
  • Patent number: 8008996
    Abstract: A low-pass filter (10) includes an input portion (100) inputting an electromagnetic signal, an output portion (120) outputting the electromagnetic signal, a high impedance transmission portion (140) electrically connected to the input portion and the output portion to transmit the electromagnetic signal therebetween, a first low impedance transmission portion (160) electrically connected to the input portion and an end of the high impedance transmission portion, and a second low impedance transmission portion (180) electrically connected to the output portion and another end of the high impedance transmission portion. The two low impedance transmission portions are arranged beside the high impedance transmission portion, and each of the low impedance transmission portions is triangular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsin-Ping Chen, Kuang-Wei Cheng
  • Patent number: 8002019
    Abstract: A heat dissipation device includes a base, a fin group located on the base, a first heat pipe and a second heat pipe. The fin group includes a first fin group, a second fin group arranged on the first fin group and a third fin group arranged on the second fin group. The first heat pipe includes an evaporating portion sandwiched between the base and the first fin group, a condensing portion sandwiched between the first fin group and the second fin group, and a connecting portion interconnecting the evaporating portion and the condensing portion. The second heat pipe includes an evaporating portion sandwiched between the base and the first fin group, a condensing portion located between the second fin group and the third fin group, and a connecting portion interconnecting the evaporating portion and the condensing portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xu-Xin Min, Meng Fu, Chun-Chi Chen
  • Patent number: 8002440
    Abstract: A method for controlling a remote LED lamp includes: using a memory unit (452) to record a standard value for indicating a normal environmental brightness and a reference value for indicating a normal LED brightness; using a first sensor (41) to detect real-time brightness of the environmental light and transmit a signal (31) indicating the real-time brightness to the memory unit; using the memory unit to compare the signal with the standard value to obtain a result; using a driving unit (451) to control the LED light lamp to be turned on/off according to the result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hai Lan, Shun-Yuan Jan, Chung-Yuan Huang
  • Patent number: 8004845
    Abstract: A fastening assembly used for securing a heat dissipation device to a printed circuit board, comprises a sleeve, an inserting device extending through the sleeve, a spring encircling the inserting device and received in the sleeve, and a supporting device inserted in the sleeve. The inserting device engages with a back plate below the printed circuit board. The sleeve is integrally formed of plastic and comprises a hollow body, a resilient portion extending from an outer surface of the body and pressing a bottom of the heat dissipation device upwardly, and four supporting portions extending from the outer surface of the body and pressing a top of the heat dissipation device downwardly. The supporting device is inserted between the body and the resilient portion, and abuts against the resilient portion, to thereby reliably keep the resilient portion at its locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jian-Ping Yu, Cui-Jun Lu
  • Patent number: 8005852
    Abstract: A communication device may be used to obtain information regarding a group including a user and one or more group members. The communication device includes a table creating module, a user interface, a salutation obtaining module, and an information searching module. The table creating module is configured for creating a data table according to the one or more group members and relationships among the one or more group members of the group. The data table includes at least two personal nodes and a group node. The user interface is configured for acquiring login information about the user. The salutation obtaining module is configured for obtaining a salutation that is used by the user for obtaining a group member's information in the group. The information searching module is configured for locating a personal node corresponding to the group member in the data table according to the login information and the salutation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shao-Yuan Wang
  • Patent number: 8002020
    Abstract: A heat dissipation assembly comprises a heat sink for being disposed on an electronic component mounted on a printed circuit board, and a pair of fasteners for securing the heat sink on the printed circuit board. Each fastener comprises a sleeve extending through the printed circuit board, a latch received in the sleeve, a stretchable pole inserted through the sleeve and a handle pivotably fixed to the pole. The pole is raised by rotation of the handle to a locked position. At the locked position, the handle downwardly acts on the heat sink, and the pole pushes the latch out of the sleeve. The latch presses against the printed circuit board upwardly to realize an intimate contact between the heat sink and the electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min Li, Lei Cao
  • Patent number: 7997399
    Abstract: A clutch includes a driving member and a driven member. The driving member includes a rotatable shaft and four breaking blocks radially fixed to the rotatable shaft. Each breaking block includes a thermally deformable main body including an engaging surface, and a heating element and an engaging block formed on the engaging surface. The driven member includes a mounting surface and defines four engagement-receiving portions and a through hole in the mounting surface. The four engagement-receiving portions are positioned and shaped so as when the driving member is assembled to the driven member the four engaging blocks are correspondingly engaged with the four engagement-receiving portions. The rotatable shaft is rotatably inserted through the through hole. The heating element is configured for heating the breaking block to force it to bend the engaging blocks away from the engagement-receiving portions to disengage the clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kim-Yeung Sip, Xiong Li
  • Patent number: 7999426
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a motor overload protection device that includes a driving gear, a loading wheel, and at least one protecting gear unit rotatably fixed to the loading wheel. The loading wheel defines a central through hole for rotatably receiving a rotor of a motor. The driving gear is fixed on the rotor. The at least one protecting gear unit is rotated by the rotor. A resistance between the at least one protecting gear unit and the loading wheel is predetermined. When the load on the loading wheel is less than or equal to the maximum load of the motor, the resistance keeps the loading wheel and the at least one protecting gear unit together rotating around the rotor of the motor. When the load is greater than the maximum load of the motor, the at least one protecting gear unit rotates relative to the loading wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiao-Guang Su
  • Patent number: 7997507
    Abstract: A supporting device for supporting a flat panel display device includes a base, a sliding member, a supporting member, and a holding member. The base defines a pair of guiding grooves extending along a lengthwise direction of the base. The sliding member includes a first pedestal and a second pedestal. The first pedestal and the second pedestal are slidably received in the guiding grooves. The supporting member is hinged to the sliding member, and configured for supporting the flat panel display device. The holding member is slidably engaged with the base, and defines a holding cavity for receiving the supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tay-Yang Lin, Yu Zhang, Hai-Yang Yu
  • Patent number: 7997862
    Abstract: A cooling fan includes a fan housing, a rotor and a stator. The fan housing forms an air inlet and an air outlet at two opposite sides thereof, respectively. A base is received in the fan housing and arranged at the air outlet of the fan housing. A guiding wall extends upwardly from an outer periphery of the base. An outer diameter of the guiding wall decreases along a direction from the air inlet to the air outlet. A plurality of stationary blades extend from an outer surface of the guiding wall to the fan housing. The stator is arranged in the housing and mounted on the base, and the rotor is rotatably supported by the stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ying-Liang Li
  • Patent number: 7997631
    Abstract: A lock device includes a first mounting unit, an operating member, a first and second actuating member, a magnet member and a latch member. The first mounting unit includes a main portion and two flanges bent from the first main portion. Each flange defines a notch. The operating member is configured for moving relative to the first mounting unit in a direction. The first and second actuating members are configured for respectively moving toward and proximate to one notch. The latch member is configured for being pivotable between a locking position and an unlocking position. In the locking position, the latch member is attracted by the magnet member and protrudes into one notch with engaging one flange. When the operating member moves in the direction, the latch member is pushed away from the first mounting member by means of one actuating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wu-Yung Chen
  • Patent number: 7997090
    Abstract: An air conditioning system providing cooled air to a vehicle includes a detection device, a control module, and an air adjusting module. The detection device determines whether another vehicle is in front of the vehicle within a predetermined distance, and sends a signal when the other vehicle is detected. The control module is coupled to the detection device and controls the air adjusting module to operate in a recirculation mode upon receiving the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lung Dai, Wang-Chang Duan, Bang-Sheng Zuo
  • Patent number: 7997758
    Abstract: An LED light source includes an LED module and a light-guiding module fixed on the LED module. The LED module includes a printed circuit board and a plurality of LEDs. The light-guiding module includes a frame placed on the LED module and a plurality of light guiding units engaging with the frame. The frame defines an opening in a lower portion thereof to receive the LEDs of the LED module therein and a recess in an upper portion thereof and in communication with the opening. Each of the light guiding units has a base with two flanges respectively fittingly received in two cutouts of the recess of the frame so that the light guiding unit is movable along the recess until it faces a corresponding LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi Zhang, Cheng-Tien Lai, Jin-Song Feng, Wei-Le Wu
  • Patent number: 7997859
    Abstract: A cooling fan includes a fan housing, a base, a rotor, a stator, and a fan guard. The fan housing forms an intake and an outlet at two opposite sides thereof, respectively. The base is arranged at the outlet of the fan housing. The stator is mounted on the base. The rotor is rotatably supported by the stator. A plurality of stationary blades extends from the base to the fan housing. The fan guard attaches to the outlet of the fan housing. A cylinder is arranged at a center of the fan guard and attaches to the base of the fan housing. A plurality of guard blades extend radially and outwardly from the cylinder. Each guard blade and the nearest stationary blade define a gap therebetween along a circumference of the cooling fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ying-Liang Li, Pei-Su Zhu, Yueh-Feng Lin
  • Patent number: D662948
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Ni Liang