Patents by Inventor Che-Hsien Chu

Che-Hsien Chu 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: 11132031
    Abstract: An electronic device including a first body, a second body, a hinge structure, an electronic assembly and a linkage mechanism is provided. The first body and the second body are pivoted to each other through the hinge structure. The electronic assembly is disposed on the first body. The linkage mechanism is disposed in the first body and connected between the hinge structure and the electronic assembly. When the second body is closed to the first body, the electronic assembly is hidden between the first body and the second body. When the second body is opened relative to the first body with an opening angle less than a predetermined angle, the hinge structure does not drive the linkage mechanism. When the second body is opened relative to the first body with the opening angle not less than the predetermined angle, the hinge structure drives the linkage mechanism and the linkage mechanism drives the electronic assembly to be opened relative to the first body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Che-Hsien Chu, Ko-Yen Lu, Chun-Chieh Chen, Chen-Ming Lee, Yi-Hung Chen, I-Chien Huang
  • Patent number: 11054866
    Abstract: A hinge module includes a base, a torsional force providing structure, two axles, two brackets, and at least one fixing component. The base has at least one first concave. The torsional force providing structure is disposed in the base and has two torsional force providing portions. The two axles penetrate the two torsional force providing portions respectively. The two brackets are connected to the two axles respectively. The fixing component is disposed in the first concave and abuts the torsional force providing structure, such that the torsional force providing structure is fixed to the base. In addition, an electronic device including the hinge module is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Che-Hsien Chu
  • Patent number: 11054868
    Abstract: A lifting hinge module includes a first bracket, a rotating shaft rotatably connected to the first bracket, a driving bracket disposed on the rotating shaft, a first guiding bracket disposed on the first bracket, a second guiding bracket disposed on the first bracket and spaced from the first guiding bracket, a sliding link having a first end rotatably connected to the driving bracket and a second end slidably connected to the first guiding bracket, and a supporting link rotatably connected to a second end of a sliding link and slidably connected to the second guiding bracket. When the rotating shaft rotates relative to the first bracket, the driving bracket is adapted to drive the second end of the sliding link to slide relative to the first guiding bracket, and the sliding link is adapted to drive the supporting link to slide and lift relative to the second guiding bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Che-Hsien Chu
  • Publication number: 20210191476
    Abstract: An electronic device includes two bodies, at least one hinge structure, a functional assembly, and at least one linkage structure. The two bodies are pivotally connected to each other through the hinge structure. The functional assembly is movably disposed on one of the two bodies. The linkage structure is connected between the two bodies, and the functional assembly is connected to the linkage structure. The linkage structure is adapted to drive the functional assembly to move relative to the corresponding body as the two bodies are rotated relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Che-Hsien Chu, Ko-Yen Lu
  • Patent number: 11035160
    Abstract: A synchronous hinge module includes a first axle, a second axle, a third axle, a fourth axle, at least one central frame, at least two connecting bases, a plurality of first baffle plates, at least two side frames, and a plurality of second baffle plates. The at least one central frame is disposed around the first axle and the second axle. The at least two connecting bases are engaged with two opposite ends of the at least one central frame respectively. The plurality of first baffle plates is respectively disposed around the first axle, the third axle and the second axle, the fourth axle. Each of the first baffle plates extends outside each of the at least two connecting bases and the at least one central frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Tsai-Ta Teng, Che-Hsien Chu, Hung-Jui Lin, Chun-An Shen, Ko-Yen Lu, Po-Hsiang Hu
  • Publication number: 20210157368
    Abstract: An electronic device including a first body, a second body, a hinge structure, a first functional assembly, and a first linkage structure is provided. The first body and the second body are pivotally connected to each other by the hinge structure. The first functional assembly is movably arranged on the first body. The first linkage structure is connected between the hinge structure and the first functional assembly, wherein the first linkage structure is adapted for driving the first functional assembly to move relative to the first body with the relative rotation of the first body and the second body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Che-Hsien Chu
  • Publication number: 20210156416
    Abstract: A torque hinge module including a rotating element and a torque assembly is provided. The torque assembly rotatably sleeves the rotating element to generate torque. One of the rotating element and the torque assembly has a first bearing surface, and the other one has a second bearing surface and a third bearing surface corresponding to the first bearing surface. There is a first included angle between a plane where the second bearing surface is located and a plane where the third bearing surface have is located. A shape of the first bearing surface corresponds to a shape of the second bearing surface and a shape of the third bearing surface. When the rotating element rotates relative to the torque assembly to make the first bearing surface bear against the second bearing surface or the third bearing surface, the torque is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Che-Hsien Chu
  • Patent number: 11016528
    Abstract: A foldable electronic device includes a first body, a second body, a pivot module, a linkage mechanism, and an input module. The pivot module is connected to the first body and the second body. The second body is pivoted on the first body through the pivot module. The linkage mechanism is disposed in the first body and is connected to the pivot module. The input module is movably disposed on the first body through the linkage mechanism. The linkage mechanism is configured to be driven by the pivot module to cause the input module to move to be close to or away from the pivot module and cause the input module to be inclined or parallel to the first body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Che-Hsien Chu
  • Patent number: 10983569
    Abstract: A hidden hinge includes a first fixing assembly, a second fixing assembly, a first rotating part and a second rotating part, a first bearing frame, a second bearing frame, and at least one torque member. The first rotating part and the second rotating part are rotatably disposed through the first fixing assembly and the second fixing assembly. The first rotating part and the second rotating part are parallel to each other and respectively have a first teeth portion and a second teeth portion. The first teeth portion and the second teeth portion are arranged in a vertically-staggered manner. The first bearing frame is slidably disposed on the first fixing assembly and has a first rack portion engaged with the first teeth portion. The second bearing frame is slidably disposed on the second fixing assembly and has a second rack portion engaged with the second teeth portion. The at least one torque member is sleeved around the first rotating part and the second rotating part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Che-Hsien Chu
  • Publication number: 20210072800
    Abstract: A hinge structure connected between two bodies of an electronic device is provided. The bodies are rotated to be folded or unfolded relatively through the hinge structure. The hinge structure includes a first rotating shaft, a second rotating shaft, and a torsion member that the first and the second rotating shafts being pivoted thereto, such that the torsion member surrounds and grasps an axial surface of the first rotating shaft and an axial surface of the second rotating shaft respectively. The first rotating shaft has a first actuating portion and a second actuating portion. The second rotating shaft has a third actuating portion and a fourth actuating portion. The torsion member has a first torsion providing portion located on a moving path of the first and the second actuating portions and a second torsion providing portion located on a moving path of the third and the fourth actuating portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Che-Hsien Chu
  • Publication number: 20210064084
    Abstract: A foldable electronic device includes a first body, a second body, a dual-axis hinge module, a first linkage mechanism, a second linkage mechanism, a first object and a second object. The dual-axis hinge module is disposed between the first body and the second body. The first linkage mechanism is disposed to the first body and is coupled to the dual-axis hinge module. The second linkage mechanism is disposed to the second body and is coupled to the dual-axis hinge module. The first object is slidably disposed to the first body and connected to the first linkage mechanism. The second object is slidably disposed to the second body and connected to the second linkage mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Ko-Yen Lu, Che-Hsien Chu
  • Publication number: 20210011525
    Abstract: An electronic device including a first body, a second body, a hinge structure, an electronic assembly and a linkage mechanism is provided. The first body and the second body are pivoted to each other through the hinge structure. The electronic assembly is disposed on the first body. The linkage mechanism is disposed in the first body and connected between the hinge structure and the electronic assembly. When the second body is closed to the first body, the electronic assembly is hidden between the first body and the second body. When the second body is opened relative to the first body with an opening angle less than a predetermined angle, the hinge structure does not drive the linkage mechanism. When the second body is opened relative to the first body with the opening angle not less than the predetermined angle, the hinge structure drives the linkage mechanism and the linkage mechanism drives the electronic assembly to be opened relative to the first body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Che-Hsien Chu, Ko-Yen Lu, Chun-Chieh Chen, Chen-Ming Lee, Yi-Hung Chen, I-Chien Huang
  • Patent number: 10884461
    Abstract: A hinge module includes a housing and at least one carrying assembly. The housing includes two accommodation spaces. The at least one carrying assembly is disposed at the housing and includes a torque element, two rotation shafts and two brackets. The torque element is disposed in one of the accommodation spaces. The two rotation shafts pass through the torque element. The two brackets are respectively connected to the two rotation shafts and located outside the housing. Each bracket is adapted to rotate along with the corresponding rotation shaft and rotate relative to the torque element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Che-Hsien Chu, Chun-An Shen
  • Patent number: 10876337
    Abstract: A sliding hinge including a torque module, two brackets, a support plate, a driving gear set, and a sliding bracket is provided. The torque module has a first shaft and a second shaft adapted to rotate in opposite directions and produce a torque. The brackets are respectively disposed on the first shaft and the second shaft. The support plate is disposed on one of the brackets. The driving gear set is disposed on the support plate and coupled to the first shaft. The sliding bracket is coupled to the driving gear set and slidably disposed on a top surface of the support plate. The brackets are adapted to rotate relative to the torque module by the first shaft and the second shaft, such that the brackets are overlapped or unfolded with each other while the driving gear set drives the sliding bracket to slide along the support plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Ko-Yen Lu, Che-Hsien Chu, Chun-An Shen
  • Patent number: 10837209
    Abstract: A hinge module includes a first bracket, a second bracket, a pivot assembly, a pressing component and an adjusting structure. The first bracket has at least one first sliding slot. The first bracket and the second bracket are pivoted to each other by the pivot assembly, wherein the pivot assembly has a first sliding portion that is slidably disposed in the first sliding slot. The pressing component is connected to the first bracket and the first sliding portion. The adjusting structure is connected to the pressing component that presses the first sliding portion by the adjusting structure. When the first bracket and the second bracket rotate relative to each other, the first sliding portion slides along the first sliding slot, and the hinge module generates a torsional force by continuously pressing the first sliding portion by the pressing component. In addition, an electronic device including the hinge module is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Chun-An Shen, Che-Hsien Chu
  • Publication number: 20200359514
    Abstract: A foldable electronic device including a first body, a hinge module, a second body, a second body, a first shielding element, a second shielding element and a linkage mechanism is provided. The hinge module is pivotally connected to the first body. The second body is pivotally connected to the hinge module. The first shielding element is slidably disposed on the first body. The second shielding element is slidably disposed on the second body. The linkage mechanism is disposed on the first body, the first shielding element, the second body and the second shielding element. The linkage mechanism is changeable between first and second states to drive the first and second elements to slide. In the first state, the first and second shielding elements expose a first area. In the second state, the first and second shielding elements expose a second area. The first area is larger than the second area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Che-Hsien Chu, Ko-Yen Lu
  • Patent number: 10824204
    Abstract: A hinge module including a first rotating shaft, a second rotating shaft, a sliding member, a first torque member, and a second torque member is provided. The sliding member coupled to the first rotating shaft and the second rotating shaft simultaneously. The first rotating shaft and the second rotating shaft are rotated synchronously via the sliding member. The first torque member and the second torque member are connected to the first rotating shaft and the second rotating shaft, and the first torque member and the second torque member are located at opposite sides of a sliding range of the sliding member. A foldable electronic device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Che-Hsien Chu, Chun-An Shen
  • Patent number: D915394
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Hsin-Chieh Fang, Wang-Hung Yeh, Shu-Hong Lin, Chun-Wen Wang, Che-Hsien Chu
  • Patent number: D915395
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chun-Wen Wang, Wang-Hung Yeh, Hsin-Chieh Fang, Che-Hsien Lin, Shu-Hung Lin, Che-Hsien Chu
  • Patent number: D917460
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chun-Wen Wang, Wang-Hung Yeh, Hsin-Chieh Fang, Che-Hsien Lin, Shu-Hung Lin, Che-Hsien Chu, Ming-Chung Liu, Tung-Ying Wu