Patents Assigned to ACER Inc.
  • Patent number: 10836067
    Abstract: Lumber retrieval systems and methods feed a centrally located saw with a predetermined assortment of boards picked from certain stations distributed at either side of the saw. In some examples, an overhead trolley system carries individual boards in a certain sequence from chosen stations to a board-receiving apparatus. The board-receiving apparatus, in turn, feeds the boards to the saw. The saw then cuts the boards into board segments, which can be used for making prefabricated trusses and wall panels. In some examples, the trolley system has a laser-scanning feature for determining the location of the next-to-pick board while simultaneously transporting the board currently heading to the board-receiving apparatus. In some examples, the trolley system includes two board carriers each of which are dedicated or assigned to certain stations. In some examples, one carrier serves as backup for the other one when one of the carriers is broken or otherwise inactive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ACER Inc.
    Inventor: Steven L. Aylsworth
  • Patent number: 10814519
    Abstract: Automated lumber handling systems include one or more lumber-scanning sensors that travel independently of a board-carrying trolley to reduce board retrieval times and increase scanning accuracy and resolution. In some examples, the lumber handling systems retrieve various size boards from a series of spaced-apart stations, and deliver chosen boards in a certain sequence to a saw. The saw then cuts the boards to sizes suitable for making prefabricated roof trusses and/or wall frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: ACER Inc.
    Inventor: Steven L. Aylsworth
  • Patent number: 9886406
    Abstract: A detecting method for determining either a first expansion bus interface or a second expansion bus interface of an expansion device of an electronic device is applied for implementing a signal communication with a control unit. The detecting method includes the following steps: turning on the first expansion bus interface; detecting whether the control unit transmits a feedback signal after the first expansion bus interface is turned on; if not, turning on the second expansion bus interface; detecting whether the control unit transmits the feedback signal after the second expansion bus interface is turned on; and if yes, implementing the signal communication between the expansion device and the control unit through the second expansion bus interface to complete a boot up procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Acer Inc.
    Inventors: Shu-Yu Jiang, Yung-Sen Lin
  • Patent number: 9838778
    Abstract: An electronic device has a speaker. The speaker has a main body and a cover. The main body has a speaker body and a tube. The tube is situated at a side of the speaker body. The cover is situated above the main body for covering the tube and part of the speaker body, such that the speaker has a covered portion and an uncovered portion. The cover has a hole. The sound produced by the covered portion is output via the tube along a first direction. The sound produced by the uncovered portion is output via the hole along a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Acer Inc.
    Inventors: Feng-Ming Liu, Jia-Ren Chang
  • Patent number: 9748720
    Abstract: A transmission shaft set including a plurality of transmission shaft structures is disclosed. Each transmission shaft structure includes a metal pin connecting shaft and a base. The metal pin connecting shaft includes an arc part, a fastening block, a plurality of electrically connecting parts and a plurality of electrically connecting metal pins. The plurality of electrically connecting parts are located on the arc part. The plurality of electrically connecting metal pins are located in the fastening block and electrically connected to the plurality of electrically connecting parts. The base is fastened to the metal pin connecting shaft and includes a fastening groove, at least one fastening part and at least one column. The fastening groove is used for fastening the fastening block. The fastening part is located near the fastening groove. The column is located near the fastening groove and the fastening part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Acer Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Wen-Chieh Tai, Yu-Shih Wang, Cheng-Nan Ling, Hsien-Wei Chen, Chun-I Chen
  • Patent number: 9619103
    Abstract: A prompting method of an adjustable direction of a cursor for a portable electronic apparatus includes the follow steps: detecting a location of a cursor in a display, with the cursor indicating an indicated direction; determining whether any set direction corresponding to the location of the cursor is different from the indicated direction; and if any set direction corresponding to the location of the cursor is different from the indicated direction, displaying a directional adjustment prompting information for prompting at least one adjustable direction of the cursor corresponding to the location of the cursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Acer Inc.
    Inventors: Chien-Hung Li, Yueh-Yarng Tsai, Yu-Hsuan Shen
  • Patent number: 9423837
    Abstract: A portable electronic apparatus includes a base, two linkage assemblies disposed on two sides of the base, and a first component and a second component pivoted respectively on the base. Each linkage assembly includes a lever and a dual axis rotating module combined between a first end and a second end of the lever, and each dual axis rotating module disposes on the side of the base. The lever rotates along the side of the base and along a first plane being substantially perpendicular to the side relative to the base by the dual axis rotating module. During the first component rotates relative to the base from an open state to a close state, the first end of each lever is pushed to rotate along the first plane, and the second component is clipped by the second end of each lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Acer Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Wen-Chieh Tai, Cheng-Nan Ling, Hsien-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 9377822
    Abstract: A component-positioning module comprises an elastic member, a plurality of fastening members, a plurality of adjustment elements and a positioning element. The elastic member is secured to a first component of the electronic device by the plurality of fastening members, and an operative portion of the elastic member is movable in a linear extension direction substantially perpendicular to an outer surface of the first component. The plurality of adjustment elements are secured between the elastic member and the first component by the fastening members respectively; the positioning element is combined with the operative portion to position a second component of the electronic device, and the positioning element at least partially protrudes from the outer surface. Manipulation of the plurality of fastening members deforms the plurality of adjustment elements and changes a distance of the positioning element protruding from the outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Acer Inc.
    Inventors: Chia-Chieh Liu, Kuan-Chang Huang, Chung-Jen Ho, Chih-Wei Liao, Chun-Hsien Wu
  • Patent number: 9367089
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus combined with a magnetic attraction force includes a first body and a second body. The first body includes at least one first magnetic element, and the second body includes at least one receiving groove, at least one moving assembly, and at least one assistant magnetic element. Each moving assembly is movably disposed in each receiving groove, and each moving assembly includes a second magnetic element. Each assistant magnetic element is fixed in the receiving groove, and the magnetic attraction force between the assistant magnetic element and the second magnetic element is smaller than that between the first magnetic element and the second magnetic element. When the second body is combined with the first body, each second magnetic element is attracted by each first magnetic element, such that each moving assembly is driven to move toward the first body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Acer Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Mu Chang, Chyun-Nan Liu
  • Patent number: 9292943
    Abstract: An automatic method of setting a desktop background color is disclosed. The method is used for setting a desktop background color of an electronic device such that the desktop background color corresponds to a color of a protective cover, wherein a cover body of the protective cover for covering a touch screen of the electronic device has a conducting area and a non-conducting area. The method includes the following steps: receiving protective cover information generated by the touch screen touching the conducting area; determining whether the protective cover information is in accordance with one of a plurality of preset protective cover information stored in the electronic device; if the protective cover information is in accordance with one of the plurality of preset protective cover information, setting the desktop background color displayed by the touch screen according to color information corresponding to the preset protective cover information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Acer Inc.
    Inventor: Kim Yeung Sip
  • Patent number: 9288103
    Abstract: A method of maintaining a network connection is used between an electronic apparatus and a server. The method includes the following steps: (a) sending an Nth test packet to the server, and the Nth test packet requests that the server reply to the electronic apparatus after waiting for an Nth time interval; (b) determining whether a reply for the Nth test package is received; (c) repeating step (a) if the reply for the Nth test packet is received; and calculating a period from the (N?1)th test packet being sent to the reply from the server being received if the reply for the Nth test packet is not received; and (d) sending a keep-alive packet periodically to the server according to the period for maintaining a connection between the electronic apparatus and the server when the electronic apparatus is switched to a standby/sleep mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Acer Inc.
    Inventors: I-Feng Tsai, Shu-Yu Jiang, Meng-Ta Tsai
  • Patent number: 9179206
    Abstract: A sound box structure includes a sound box, a speaker, and a gas absorption element. The sound box includes a sound box space. A first hole is formed on one plane of the sound box, and a second hole is formed on another plane of the sound box. The speaker is mounted on the first hole. The gas absorption element is mounted on the second hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Acer Inc.
    Inventors: Kuei-Ting Tai, Jia-Ren Chang, Po-Jen Tu
  • Patent number: 9178267
    Abstract: A touchpad device includes a capacitive touch pad and a near field communication antenna. The capacitive touch pad includes a plurality of input circuits and a plurality of output circuits. Each input circuit and each output circuit intersect and are arranged substantially perpendicular to each other, thereby forming a chessboard-like circuit. The near field communication antenna includes an antenna structure crosses at least part of the plurality of input circuits and at least part of the plurality of output circuits. The antenna structure is substantially not parallel to any one of the input circuits crossed by the antenna structure, and the near field communication antenna being substantially not parallel to any one of the output circuits crossed by the antenna structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Acer Inc.
    Inventors: Neng-Wen Yeh, Yung-Sen Lin
  • Publication number: 20150161803
    Abstract: An automatic method of setting a desktop background color is disclosed. The method is used for setting a desktop background color of an electronic device such that the desktop background color corresponds to a color of a protective cover, wherein a cover body of the protective cover for covering a touch screen of the electronic device has a conducting area and a non-conducting area. The method includes the following steps: receiving protective cover information generated by the touch screen touching the conducting area; determining whether the protective cover information is in accordance with one of a plurality of preset protective cover information stored in the electronic device; if the protective cover information is in accordance with one of the plurality of preset protective cover information, setting the desktop background color displayed by the touch screen according to color information corresponding to the preset protective cover information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: Acer Inc.
    Inventor: Kim Yeung Sip
  • Patent number: 9052869
    Abstract: A portable electronic device assembly includes a portable electronic device and a peripheral device. The portable electronic device includes a first electronic connection element and a first magnetic element. The peripheral device includes a second electronic connection element and a second magnetic element. When the portable electronic device is placed on the peripheral device, the magnetic force between the second magnetic element and the first magnetic element moves the second electronic connection element such that the first electronic connection element and the second electronic connection element are electrically connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Acer Inc.
    Inventors: Wei-Cheng Wang, Shao-Chi Chuang
  • Publication number: 20150135135
    Abstract: A method for image controlling is disclosed. The method is applied in a portable electronic device, wherein the portable electronic device comprises a touch display module. The method comprises: defining a signal input area on the touch display module; detecting input signal on the signal input area; and displaying a first control interface on the touch display module, wherein the displayed ratio of the first control interface varies according to changes in a sliding distance of a track formed by the input signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Acer Inc.
    Inventor: Jhao-Dong Chiu
  • Publication number: 20150124400
    Abstract: A portable electronic apparatus includes a base, two linkage assemblies disposed on two sides of the base, and a first component and a second component pivoted respectively on the base. Each linkage assembly includes a lever and a dual axis rotating module combined between a first end and a second end of the lever, and each dual axis rotating module disposes on the side of the base. The lever rotates along the side of the base and along a first plane being substantially perpendicular to the side relative to the base by the dual axis rotating module. During the first component rotates relative to the base from an open state to a close state, the first end of each lever is pushed to rotate along the first plane, and the second component is clipped by the second end of each lever.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Acer Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Wen-Chieh Tai, Cheng-Nan Ling, Hsien-Wei Chen
  • Publication number: 20150074607
    Abstract: A prompting method of an adjustable direction of a cursor for a portable electronic apparatus is disclosed. The method comprises the follow steps: detecting a location of a cursor in a display, wherein the cursor indicates an indicated direction; determining whether any set direction corresponding to the location of the cursor is different from the indicated direction; if any set direction corresponding to the location of the cursor is different from the indicated direction, displaying a directional adjustment prompting information for prompting at least one adjustable direction of the cursor corresponding to the location of the cursor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Acer Inc.
    Inventors: Chien-Hung Li, Yueh-Yarng Tsai, Yu-Hsuan Shen
  • Publication number: 20150067577
    Abstract: A covered image projecting method for a portable electronic apparatus is disclosed. The method comprises the follow steps: displaying an input area in a display field; determining whether a position of an input cursor in the display field is covered by the input area; if the position of the input cursor in the display field is covered by the input area, capturing a local area image around the position of the input cursor; and projecting the local area image in the display field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Acer Inc.
    Inventors: Chien-Hung Li, Yueh-Yarng Tsai, Yu-Hsuan Shen
  • Patent number: D764451
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Acer Inc.
    Inventors: Li-Chi Hung, Yen-Chiu Hsu, Hung-Yang Huang