Patents Assigned to Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 10271341
    Abstract: A wireless communication device and an antenna control method thereof are disclosed. The wireless communication device has a plurality of antennas, a received signal strength indicator detecting module and a control module. The wireless communication device signally communicates with an AP-router via the plurality of antennas. The received signal strength indicator detecting module individually detects a received signal strength indicator of each antenna and the AP-router. The control module assigns the antenna with the strongest received signal strength indicator among the plurality of antennas to be the main data transmission antenna and switches off at least one of the others of the plurality of antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chien-Yin Chang, I-Ya Lu
  • Patent number: 10224158
    Abstract: A keyswitch device includes a circuit board, a fixing bracket, a micro switch, a keycap, and a connecting assembly. The circuit board has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The fixing bracket includes a main body and a first hook. The main body abuts against the first surface. The first hook is connected to the main body and fixed to the circuit board. The micro switch passes through the main body, and is disposed on the circuit board and configured to generate a pressing signal to the circuit board while being pressed. The keycap is supported on the micro switch and configured to press the micro switch toward the circuit board. The connecting assembly is connected between the fixing bracket and the keycap and configured to guide the keycap to move upward and downward relative to the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chun-Te Lee
  • Patent number: 10146105
    Abstract: An around-view camera device includes a camera body, two around-view lenses, and a counterweight piece. The camera body includes two openings, a casing, and a circuit board, where the two openings are respectively provided on two opposite sides of the casing, and the circuit board is disposed within the casing. The two around-view lenses are respectively accommodated within the two openings of the camera body and are separately electrically connected to the circuit board. The counterweight piece is disposed on a side, different from sides of the two around-view lenses, of the casing or the circuit board far away from a center of gravity of the camera body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Pin Lee, Chi-Jen Chen
  • Patent number: 10121613
    Abstract: A keyswitch device includes a base plate, a membrane circuit board, a light source, and a keyswitch assembly. The membrane circuit board is disposed on the base plate and includes a reflective film layer, a transmissive film layer, and a light guide spacer. The reflective film layer is located on the base plate. The transmissive film layer is located over the reflective film layer. The light guide spacer has an accommodating space. The reflective film layer and the transmissive film layer are respectively located at opposite sides of the light guide spacer. The light source is disposed between the reflective film layer and the transmissive film layer and located in the accommodating space. The keyswitch assembly is disposed on the membrane circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pao-Chin Alan Chen, Ching-Cheng Tsai, Tsung-Min Chen, Pai-Hsiang Wang, Chun-Wei Lu
  • Patent number: 10097375
    Abstract: An electronic device and a transmission method thereof are disclosed. The transmission method includes the following steps: establishing a virtual private network (VPN) and establishing an initial routing table corresponding to the virtual private network; receiving a packet and obtaining a network destination of the packet; determining whether the network destination is directed to a host located in an internal network; and transmitting the packet directly according to a first process or revising the initial routing table to generate an updated routing table and then transmitting the packet according to the updated routing table if it is determined that the network destination is not directed to the host located in the internal network. Thus, the electronic device is allowed to automatically select the suitable routing path depending on operating situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shang-Yuan Yuan, Chien-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10058152
    Abstract: A protective case includes a housing, a base, and a connecting piece. A supporting groove is openly formed on one surface of the base for engaging a lateral edge of the housing. The connecting piece is soft and flexible. The connecting piece has two opposite end portions and a middle section disposed between the two end portions. The two end portions are connected to the housing and the base respectively, and the middle section is disposed in a removably detachable manner. Therefore, the supporting groove supports the housing to stand on the base, and the connecting piece can fix the housing to prevent toppling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung-Yao Lin, Heng-Liang Lin
  • Patent number: 10032574
    Abstract: A keyswitch device includes a bottom plate, a membrane circuit board, a keyswitch assembly, and at least one spacer structure. The membrane circuit board is located over the bottom plate and has a trigger zone. The membrane circuit board is configured to generate a trigger signal when the trigger zone is pressed. The keyswitch assembly is disposed over the membrane circuit board and configured to press the trigger zone. The spacer structure is disposed between the bottom plate and the membrane circuit board and substantially aligned with the peripheral edge of the trigger zone. The spacer structure is configured to separate the bottom plate and the membrane circuit board by a distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chia-Hsin Chen
  • Patent number: 10020141
    Abstract: A key device includes a bottom plate, a light guiding membrane switch, and a keycap. The light guiding membrane switch is disposed on the bottom plate and includes a lower membrane layer, an upper membrane layer, a light guiding spacing layer, a reflective layer, and an adhering layer. The upper membrane layer is disposed above the lower membrane layer and farther from the bottom plate than the lower membrane layer. The light guiding spacing layer is disposed between the lower membrane layer and the upper membrane layer and includes opposite upper and lower surfaces. The reflective layer is securely fastened on the upper surface. The adhering layer is adhered between the reflective layer and the upper membrane layer, and a position and a shape of the adhering layer correspond to a position and a shape of the reflective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chia-Hsin Chen
  • Patent number: 10004139
    Abstract: A flexible printed circuit board of a light guide module and a cut-out structure thereof. The flexible printed circuit board is made by cutting an FPC material and is formed after folding and unfolding. The flexible printed circuit board includes two light emitting plates and an extension strip. The two light emitting plates each has a connection portion. The extension strip is integrally connected between the two connection portions. Two ends of the two light emitting plates and the extension strip have two fold lines respectively, so that the extension strip is disposed between the two light emitting plates along an extension direction to separate the two light emitting plates away from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Liang-Chun Yeh
  • Patent number: 9983634
    Abstract: A keyboard lifting structure includes a base, a cover frame covering the base and providing multiple openings, key caps coupled to the base by respective linking mechanisms, driving devices disposed in the base at one side relative to the respective key caps with respective slides thereof respectively abutted against the linking mechanisms of the key caps, and a lifting mechanism disposed between the cover frame and the base for lifting or lowering the cover frame relative to the base and simultaneously causing the driving devices to move the key caps upwardly out of the cover frame or downwardly into the inside of the respective openings of the cover frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Po-Hsin Li
  • Patent number: 9946359
    Abstract: A key cap includes a cap body having a bottom surface, and at least one pivot retainer protrusively disposed on the bottom surface of the cap body. The pivot retainer includes a position-limiting portion, two lateral portions and a shaft-received recess. The lateral portions are connected to the same side of the position-limiting portion, and the shaft-received recess is disposed in the position-limiting portion, and is located between the two lateral portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Po-Chun Hou
  • Patent number: 9941069
    Abstract: An improved switch-type key structure includes a support plate, a microswitch, a connection element, and a key cap. The microswitch is fixed onto the support plate and is electrically connected thereto. The connection element is movably disposed on the support plate. The connection element includes a balance portion and a support portion extending downward from the balance portion. The key cap is disposed on the balance portion. The connection element is disposed between the support plate and the key cap through the microswitch, a hook hole corresponding to the support portion is disposed on the support plate, a hook is disposed at a distal end of the support portion, and the hook passes through the hook hole to engage the connection element with the support plate. Accordingly, the key cap is stressed evenly, returns instantly after being depressed, and is prevented from vibrations/wobbles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chih-Hao Chen
  • Patent number: 9831049
    Abstract: A key structure includes a carrying body, a frame body, a keycap and at least two independent connecting members. The frame body is disposed on the carrying body and forms plurality of sliding grooves. The keycap has a plurality of cap edges and is disposed with a plurality of pivoting portions. The at least two connecting members are each connected between the keycap and the frame body, corresponding to two of the cap edges opposite to each other. Each connecting member includes a pivoting rod and a sliding rod. Each pivoting rod pivots on one of the pivoting portions, and each sliding rod is slidably limited in one of the sliding grooves. This design has preferred structural strength, smooth pressing movement and reliable pressing contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Ting Lin, Chieh-Fan Chuang, Liang-Chun Yeh, Chun-Te Lee
  • Patent number: 9799174
    Abstract: A power supply device sharing power of a doorbell includes two power contacts, an AC switch, an AC/DC conversion circuit, a doorbell actuator, a supply node, an enabling node, and a control node. When the AC switch is off, the AC/DC conversion circuit receives AC power through the two power contacts, generates DC power according to the AC power, and then outputs the generated DC power through the supply node to supply a post-stage circuit for operating. The doorbell actuator is configured to generate an enabling signal and outputting the generated enabling signal through the enabling node. The control node is configured to receive a control signal relative to the enabling signal, to have the AC switch turned on in response to the control signal to ring the doorbell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chia-Liang Wei, Hsiao-Ching Hsu
  • Patent number: 9773623
    Abstract: A keyswitch structure includes a base plate, a key cap, a key base, a recovering member and a linkage mechanism having linkage members. The key base is disposed between the key cap and the base plate. The recovering member is disposed between the key cap and the base plate. The linkage members are physically separated from each other, and are respectively inclinedly disposed between the key base and the key cap, and collectively surround the recovering member. One end of each of the linkage members is pivotally connected to the key base, and the other end of each of the linkage members is slidably connected to the key cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Ting Lin, Liang-Chun Yeh, Chieh-Fan Chuang
  • Patent number: 9748050
    Abstract: A keyswitch module includes a bottom plate, a movable plate, a keycap, and a connecting assembly. The moving plate is stacked with the bottom plate and capable of moving between a first position and a second position relative to the bottom plate. The movable plate moves a horizontal stroke from the first position to the second position. The connecting assembly is operatively connected to the bottom plate and connected to the keycap. A forced portion of the connecting assembly is configured to be moved by a forcing structure of the movable plate to make the keycap move between an opening position and a closing position relative to the bottom plate. When the movable plate is located at the first position, the forcing structure and the forced portion are separated by a distance, and the keycap is located at the opening position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chia-Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 9734966
    Abstract: A light-emitting keyboard includes a membrane circuit board including a lower layer, an upper layer and a light-guiding spacer layer arranged between lower layer, an upper layer and defining therein a tapered through hole, a substrate holding membrane circuit board, a key assembly including key cap, a linkage coupled between key cap and substrate and an elastic element supported between key cap and membrane circuit board, and a light source for emitting light into the light-guiding spacer layer. The light-guiding spacer layer uses its thickness to isolate the lower layer and the upper layer and its tapered through hole to provide room for a triggering stroke for enabling the upper layer to electrically contact the lower layer second circuit in producing a corresponding switching signal each time the key assembly is pressed. Thus, the light-emitting keyboard achieves the characteristics of low profile, low manufacturing cost, and simple assembly process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ching-Cheng Tsai, Chia-Hsin Chen
  • Patent number: 9734962
    Abstract: A key structure includes a carrying body, a frame body, a keycap and at least two connecting members. The frame body is disposed on the carrying body, and the frame body is disposed with a plurality of sliding grooves. The keycap has a plurality of cap edges and correspondingly covers the top of the frame body, and the keycap is disposed with a plurality of pivoting portions. The at least two connecting members are independent from each other. The at least two connecting members are connected between the keycap and the frame body, corresponding to the two cap edges opposite to each other. Each connecting member includes a pivoting rod and a sliding rod. Each pivoting rod pivots on each pivoting portion. Each sliding rod is slidably limited in each sliding groove, and the pivoting portions are correspondingly located on the outside of the sliding grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Ting Lin, Chieh-Fan Chuang, Liang-Chun Yeh, Chun-Te Lee
  • Patent number: 9621859
    Abstract: A time-lapse photography method includes several steps as follows. A determination is immediately made as to whether an image retaining condition is satisfied whenever an electronic device with an image-capturing function collects at least one data set. The data set includes a captured image. When the image retaining condition is satisfied, the captured image of the data set is stored; otherwise, the captured image of the data set is refused to be stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shang-Yuan Yuan, Hsiang-Ping Liu, Mei-Yi Tsai, Wei-Cheng Huang
  • Patent number: 9510097
    Abstract: An electronic device and a waterproof sheet thereof are provided. The electronic device includes a housing having a sound guiding opening, a sound unit assembled inside the housing and positioned with the sound guiding opening, and a waterproof sheet covering the sound guiding opening and including a waterproof foam layer and a waterproof double-sided adhesive layer. The waterproof foam layer includes an outer side surface and an inner side surface. The waterproof double-sided adhesive layer includes a waterproof foam member, first and second waterproof adhesive side surfaces adapted to two surfaces of the waterproof foam member. The first waterproof adhesive side surface is bonded to the inner side surface. The waterproof double-sided adhesive layer further includes a central through hole passing through the waterproof double-sided adhesive layer and positioned with the sound guiding opening. The second waterproof adhesive side surface is bonded to the outer surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Pei-Sheng Tsai