Patents by Inventor Austin Lai

Austin Lai has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11171488
    Abstract: A solar power system may include a solar panel set, a lithium battery set, a first controller, and a second controller. A single-contact switch is electrically connected between the solar panel set and the lithium battery set. When the first controller detects that the generated voltage of the solar panel set reaches a preset threshold value, the first controller is adapted to trigger the first awakening of the lithium battery set by electrically conducting the single-contact switch, thereby brought the lithium battery set out of the low potential protection state. Also, when the second controller detects the voltage of the lithium battery set is not rising after the first awakening of the lithium battery set, the first controller is driven by the second controller to process the second awakening of the lithium battery set through the single-contact switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: AVERTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Austin Lai, Kai-Yang Cheng, Wei-Fu Hsu, Chun-Yu Wu
  • Publication number: 20210336442
    Abstract: A solar power system may include a solar panel set, a lithium battery set, a first controller, and a second controller. A single-contact switch is electrically connected between the solar panel set and the lithium battery set. When the first controller detects that the generated voltage of the solar panel set reaches a preset threshold value, the first controller is adapted to trigger the first awakening of the lithium battery set by electrically conducting the single-contact switch, thereby brought the lithium battery set out of the low potential protection state. Also, when the second controller detects the voltage of the lithium battery set is not rising after the first awakening of the lithium battery set, the first controller is driven by the second controller to process the second awakening of the lithium battery set through the single-contact switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: AVERTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Austin Lai, Kai-Yang Cheng, Wei-Fu Hsu, Chun-Yu Wu
  • Patent number: 11128077
    Abstract: An electrical connector may include a first connecting member and a second connecting member adapted to be connected together. The first connecting member comprises a socket having a connecting surface, and the connecting surface comprises two first receiving slots and a second receiving slot. An outer surface of the socket has at least a guiding groove, and each of the first receiving slot and the second receiving slot comprises at least a conductive terminal installed therein. The socket is surrounded by an outer ring portion, and a peripheral groove is formed between the socket and the outer ring portion. The second connecting member has a base and an inner ring portion, and the base has two first blades and a second blade which are surrounded by the inner ring portion, and an inner periphery of the inner ring portion has at least a guiding piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: AVERTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Austin Lai, Chi-I Lai, Chao-I Chien, Chung-Jen Chang
  • Patent number: 11081825
    Abstract: A double-pole butting connector has a male connector and a female connector. The male connector has at least one first pole with a first front side and a first back side. The female connector having at least one second pole with a second front side and a second back side. The first pole and the second pole have an identical thickness. The second pole is placed in an insertion groove, and the insertion groove has a positioning strip facing the second back side of the second pole, and the positioning strip makes contact with the second back side with an allowable deformation angle between the positioning strip and the second back side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: AVERTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Austin Lai, Chao-I Chien, Chi-I Lai, Chung-Jen Chang
  • Patent number: 11075483
    Abstract: An electric connector structure has a male connecting member and a female connecting member. The maximum swing and vibration space is provided between the male connecting member and the female connecting member, and then the pressure is locally compressed through the pressing face and the blocking face. The protrusion partially interferes with the power socket, thereby forming a three-point hard contact inside the male connecting member and the female connecting member, so that the male connecting member and the female connecting member can be formed at the three-point hard contact position. The limit of vibration or swing, thereby effectively reducing the amplitude of the swing or vibration of the male connecting member and the female connecting member without completely preventing the swing or vibration of the male connecting member and the female connecting member, so as to eliminate the external forces and achieve protection of the signal pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: AVERTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Austin Lai, Chi-I Lai, Chung-Jen Chang
  • Publication number: 20210119481
    Abstract: An intelligent off-peak power distribution system may include a plurality of power consumption ends powered by a plurality of batteries. Each of the batteries is individually programmed with an electronic code, and the batteries are charged by at least a power supply end, and the charging method thereof is to use off-peak power to perform charging during off-peak hour. At least a distribution vehicle is provided to transport the batteries between the power consumption ends and the power supply end, and a smart communication network is communicated with the power consumption ends, the distribution vehicle, and the power supply end. The batteries are available and transported between the power consumption ends by the distribution vehicle so that the distribution vehicle departing from the power supply end is configured to distribute power to more power consumption ends in a single ride, thereby reducing the power and transportation costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: AVERTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Austin Lai, Kuan-Ching Lee, Hong-Min Chen, Kai-Yang Cheng, Wei-Fu Hsu, Hui-Ping Yang, Ya-Ling Lien
  • Publication number: 20210057846
    Abstract: An electric connector structure has a male connecting member and a female connecting member. The maximum swing and vibration space is provided between the male connecting member and the female connecting member, and then the pressure is locally compressed through the pressing face and the blocking face. The protrusion partially interferes with the power socket, thereby forming a three-point hard contact inside the male connecting member and the female connecting member, so that the male connecting member and the female connecting member can be formed at the three-point hard contact position. The limit of vibration or swing, thereby effectively reducing the amplitude of the swing or vibration of the male connecting member and the female connecting member without completely preventing the swing or vibration of the male connecting member and the female connecting member, so as to eliminate the external forces and achieve protection of the signal pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Austin Lai, Chi-I Lai, Chung-Jen Chang
  • Patent number: 10826320
    Abstract: A solar power system may comprise a solar panel set, a controller, a lithium battery set, and at least a DC load. The controller has a control unit built therein to control a double-contact relay, a single-contact relay, and a transformer. The rated voltage of the solar panel set is higher than the rated voltage of the lithium battery set between 115% and 130%. When the actual voltage of the solar panel set is lower than 115% of the rated voltage of the lithium battery set, the solar panel set is configured to low-loss charge the lithium battery set under the low illumination condition. When the actual voltage of the solar panel set is higher than 115% of the rated voltage of the lithium battery set, the solar panel set under the high illumination condition is adapted to have voltage-drop through the transformer and high-efficiently charge the lithium battery set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Austin Lai, Kai-Yang Cheng, Wei-Fu Hsu, Kuan-Ching Lee, Hui-Ping Yang
  • Publication number: 20200259362
    Abstract: A solar power system may comprise a solar panel set, a controller, a lithium battery set, and at least a DC load. The controller has a control unit built therein to control a double-contact relay, a single-contact relay, and a transformer. The rated voltage of the solar panel set is higher than the rated voltage of the lithium battery set between 115% and 130%. When the actual voltage of the solar panel set is lower than 115% of the rated voltage of the lithium battery set, the solar panel set is configured to low-loss charge the lithium battery set under the low illumination condition. When the actual voltage of the solar panel set is higher than 115% of the rated voltage of the lithium battery set, the solar panel set under the high illumination condition is adapted to have voltage-drop through the transformer and high-efficiently charge the lithium battery set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: AVERTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Austin Lai, Kai-Yang Cheng, Wei-Fu Hsu, Kuan-Ching Lee, Hui-Ping Yang
  • Patent number: 10666186
    Abstract: A movable solar power apparatus may comprise at least a solar panel set electrically connected to a maximum power point tracking system (MPPT). A lithium battery set is electrically connected to a battery management system (BMS) which is adapted to monitor and protect the lithium battery set, and the BMS is electrically connected to the MPPT to enable power generated by the solar panel set to directly charge the lithium battery set. A low potential wake-up circuit has a double-contact relay and a single-contact relay, and the double-contact relay comprises a main contact, a first contact, and a second contact. The main contact is switchably electrically connected to the first contact or the second contact, and the main contact is electrically connected to the BMS while the first contact is electrically connected to the master control circuit, and the MPPT is electrically connected to the BMS under normal condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AVERTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Austin Lai, Kai-Yang Cheng, Wei-Fu Hsu
  • Publication number: 20200045793
    Abstract: An LED emergency light may comprise a controller, an LED light, a battery set, a transformer, and a circuit breaker. The controller has an input end and an output end which are respectively electrically connected to the transformer and electrically connected to the battery set and LED light. Also, the LED light is electrically connected to the battery set while the transformer is electrically connected to a power supply and the circuit breaker. The controller is electrically connected to a dynamic sensor configured to detect movements of objects in a preset detecting area and to coordinate with the controller, thereby generating on/off light signals to the LED light. The LED light can be powered by the power supply in normal condition and powered by the battery set when the power supply is cut, which simplifies the control circuit and provides lighting when detecting objects and when emergency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: AVERTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Austin Lai, CHI-I LAI, CHUN-YU WU
  • Publication number: 20190393826
    Abstract: A movable solar power apparatus may comprise at least a solar panel set electrically connected to a maximum power point tracking system (MPPT). A lithium battery set is electrically connected to a battery management system (BMS) which is adapted to monitor and protect the lithium battery set, and the BMS is electrically connected to the MPPT to enable power generated by the solar panel set to directly charge the lithium battery set. A low potential wake-up circuit has a double-contact relay and a single-contact relay, and the double-contact relay comprises a main contact, a first contact, and a second contact. The main contact is switchably electrically connected to the first contact or the second contact, and the main contact is electrically connected to the BMS while the first contact is electrically connected to the master control circuit, and the MPPT is electrically connected to the BMS under normal condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: AVERTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Austin Lai, Kai-Yang Cheng, Wei-Fu Hsu
  • Publication number: 20190335565
    Abstract: An intelligent illumination system may comprise a three-dimensional space evenly divided into four main areas, and each two adjacent main areas has an overlapped area to form four adjacent areas. Four ambient light sensors are respectively installed in the four main areas, and four main area illumination values respectively corresponding to the four main areas are measured by the ambient light sensors from a designed oblique angle. A controller is electrically connected to the ambient light sensors to read the main area illumination values and to calculate each of adjacent area illumination values of adjacent areas, wherein the sum of the main area illumination values of each two adjacent main areas is configured to be averaged, then multiples by a direct illumination influence ratio, and adds an indirect illumination influence ratio so as to obtain each of the adjacent area illumination values of the adjacent areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: AVERTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Austin Lai, Chi-I Lai, Jhong-Kai Jiang
  • Patent number: 10276972
    Abstract: A power connector may comprise a first connecting member and a second connecting member. The first connecting member has a plurality of first terminals, and a connecting base formed at an end of the second connecting member comprises a plurality of L-shaped slots thereon, and each of the L-shaped slots has a second terminal secured therein. When the first terminals and the second terminals are connected, the first connecting member and the second connecting member are electrically connected. The other end of the second connecting member has a first base which comprises a connecting surface and an assembling surface, and a second frame protruding from the assembling surface has a first housing therein. A cover is disposed in the first housing, and an outer periphery of the cover has a first packing groove filled with a hot-melt adhesive layer to achieve sealing effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Avertronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Austin Lai, Chi-I Lai, Chung Jen Chang