Patents by Inventor Che-Hsien Lin

Che-Hsien Lin 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).

  • Publication number: 20220215809
    Abstract: A display panel is provided. The display panel includes a plurality of scan lines and a gate driving circuit. The scan lines are disposed on the display panel along a first direction, and respectively provide a plurality of gate driving signals. The gate driving circuit is disposed on a first side of the display panel along a second direction. The second direction intersects the first direction. The gate driving circuit includes a plurality of bias generators and a plurality of signal output circuits. The signal output circuits are divided into a plurality of groups. The bias generators respectively correspond to the groups. The bias generators generate a plurality of first bias voltages. The groups generate the gate driving signals respectively according to the first bias voltages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Che-Wei Tung, Wei-Li Lin, Chin-Hsien Chou, Yen-Wei Yeh
  • Patent number: 11379015
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Che-Hsien Chu
  • Patent number: 11320871
    Abstract: A seamless hinge including two fixing frames, a shaft, and a carrying frame. The shaft is pivotally connected to the two fixing frames and has a gear portion located between the two fixing frames. The carrying frame is slidably disposed in the two fixing frames and has a rack portion engaged with the gear portion. The carrying frame is adapted to slide in an angular range relative to the two fixing frames and the shaft is driven by the rack portion, so that the carrying frame is pivotally rotated along a virtual axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Ko-Yen Lu
  • Publication number: 20220083101
    Abstract: A foldable electronic device including a first body having a first side and a second side, a second body rotatably connected to the first side of the first body, at least one sliding structure disposed in the first body and adjacent to the second side, a first screen rotatably connected to the second body and movably disposed at the at least one sliding structure, at least one hinge structure disposed in the first body and connected to the at least one sliding structure, and a second screen disposed at the at least one hinge structure and located at the second side is provided. The second body is adapted to rotate relative to the first body and driving the first screen to move along the at least one sliding structure to switch to a closed state or an unfolding state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Che-Hsien Chu
  • Publication number: 20220065012
    Abstract: A hinge structure includes: a base having an axial hole whose an inner wall has positioning concave portions; at least one torque element, disposed in the axial hole and includes a torque providing portion and positioning convex portions; and a rotation shaft, passing through the through hole. The torque providing portion surrounds a central axis of the axial hole to form a through hole, the torque providing portion has a fracture adjacent to the through hole, and the positioning convex portions are connected to the torque providing portion and correspond to the positioning concave portions respectively. The torque providing portion and the positioning convex portions are located on a same virtual plane perpendicular to the center axis. A first virtual straight line on the virtual plane passes through the fracture and the center axis, and at least some positioning convex portions are not located on the first virtual straight line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Ko-Yen Lu
  • Patent number: 11194365
    Abstract: A hinge module includes the two spindles, the two brackets, a gear set and a torque part. The two spindles are spaced apart from each other. The two brackets are respectively connected to a first side of the two spindles, where an installing direction of each of the brackets is perpendicular to an axial direction of each of the spindles. The gear set is disposed at a second side opposite to the first side of the two spindles. The torque part is disposed on the two spindles and is located between the two brackets and the gear set, where each of the brackets is adapted to rotate relative to the torque part with the corresponding spindle, and the gear set is configured to drive the two spindles rotating in opposite directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Che-Hsien Chu, Chun-An Shen
  • Patent number: 11188129
    Abstract: An expansion hinge including a torque module, two first brackets, two sliding brackets, two second brackets and two elastic modules is provided. The torque module is configured to provide torques. The two first brackets are rotatably connected to two opposite ends of the torque module. The two sliding brackets are rotatably connected to the two opposite ends of the torque module. The two second brackets are slidably disposed in the two sliding brackets respectively. Each of the two elastic modules is disposed between the respective sliding bracket and the respective second bracket. The two sliding brackets are adapted to synchronously slide with respect to the two second brackets, and each of the elastic modules is configured to push the respective sliding bracket and the respective second bracket to form a pulled-out state or a pushed-in state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Chun-An Shen
  • Patent number: 11163339
    Abstract: A foldable electronic device including a first body, a second body, and a dual-shaft hinge module is provided. The second body has a first reference plane and a second reference plane opposite to each other. The dual-shaft hinge module has a first shaft and a second shaft that are connected to the first body and the second body respectively. The second shaft is a cam shaft. A cam portion of the cam shaft abuts between a pair of stop portions of the second body. The first body rotates relative to the second body through the dual-shaft hinge module. When the first body is switched from a state of overlapping the first reference plane to a state of overlapping the second reference plane, the cam portion pushes the stop portions to drive the second body away from the first body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Che-Hsien Chu
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20210200278
    Abstract: An electronic device includes at least one hinge assembly and two bodies. The hinge assembly includes a main body and two shafts. One end of each of the shafts is pivotally connected to the main body, another end of each of the shafts has an embedded portion, and the embedded portion has a roughened structure thereon. The two bodies correspond to the two shafts respectively, each of the bodies has at least one depression, and the embedded portion of each of the shafts is embedded in the depression of the corresponding body and contacts an inner wall of the depression through the roughened structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Ko-Yen Lu
  • Publication number: 20210200279
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided, including at least one body, at least one functional assembly, and at least one elastic positioning assembly. The functional assembly is slidably disposed on the body along a sliding direction. The elastic positioning assembly is disposed on the body and adapted to prop the functional assembly along a direction perpendicular to the sliding direction, so that a gap is formed between the functional assembly and the body. When the functional assembly slides to a predetermined position with respect to the body, the elastic positioning assembly provides a positioning force to the functional assembly along a direction parallel to the sliding direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Ko-Yen Lu
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 11016541
    Abstract: A hinge assembly and an electronic device using the hinge assembly are provided. The hinge assembly includes a pair of gear brackets coaxially staggered in an axial direction, wherein each gear bracket has a plate portion and an arc portion, and the arc portion has an inner gear; a shaft holder, which is provided between the arc portion of the gear bracket, wherein the shaft holder has a pair of first fixing holes; a pair of gear shafts, which passes through the first fixing hole and is fixed to the shaft holder in parallel to the axial direction, each of the gear shafts has an outer gear portion, the outer gear portion has an outer gear, and the outer gear and the inner gear of the arc portion are engaged with each other; and a pair of torque elements, which are respectively sleeved on opposite ends of the gear shaft; a plurality of gears, which are sleeved on the ends of the gear shaft in a one-to-one manner, and the gears disposed on the same side of the gear shaft are engaged with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Ko-Yen Lu
  • 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