Patents by Inventor Chen-Lu Fan

Chen-Lu Fan 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: 20170342763
    Abstract: A secure container includes a housing and a hinged door, the housing including an inner shell, an external shell, and a plurality of fastening brackets. The external shell surrounds the inner shell. The fastening brackets are inserted and fixed between the receiving space defined between the inner shell and the external shell. Each fastening bracket defines a plurality of first through holes through which a filler can be introduced, the fastening brackets lending strength and a particular placement to the filler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: TUNG-MING YEH, CHEN-LU FAN, CHIH-KUN SHIH
  • Patent number: 9148976
    Abstract: A rail mounting mechanism includes a support, a guide way, a sliding member, and a positioning member. The guide way is configured for slidably receiving a rail and includes a guide body and a mounting piece located on the guide body. The mounting piece is detachably engaged with the support. The sliding member is slidably installed on an outer surface of the guide body and includes a sliding body and an arm piece extending from the sliding body. A resilient member is secured to the sliding body and the guide body. The positioning member is secured to an inner surface of the guide body and includes a side flange. The sliding member is slidable between a first position and a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chen-Lu Fan, Li-Ping Chen
  • Patent number: 9140299
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a mounting panel, a slide rail secured to the mounting panel, a clipping member, and a driving member. The slide rail includes an outer slide. The outer slide includes a retaining panel attached to an outer surface of the mounting panel. The clipping member is attached to an inner surface of the mounting panel for preventing the slide rail from moving in a direction that is substantially perpendicular to the mounting panel. The driving member is slidably attached to the outer slide and abuts the clipping member. The clipping member is deformable to disengage from the mounting panel when the driving member slides relative to the outer slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: ShenZhen Treasure City Technology Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Chen-Lu Fan, Li-Ping Chen
  • Publication number: 20150216071
    Abstract: A sliding rail mechanism includes a first rail, a second rail slidably mounted to the first rail, a third rail slidably mounted to the second rail, and a securing member. The securing member includes a stopping portion and an engaging portion. The second rail and the third rail can slide in a first direction. The stopping portion and the engaging portion are insertable into the second rail when the second rail slides to a first position. The stopping portion can prevent the second rail from sliding in the first direction. The engaging portion can prevent the middle rail from sliding in a second direction opposite to the first direction. The engaging portion is extruded out from the second rail when the inner rail is slided to a second position, thereby enabling the second rail to slide in the second direction. A rack with the sliding rail mechanism is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: CHEN-LU FAN, CHANG-GUI CHEN
  • Publication number: 20150182023
    Abstract: Slide assembly includes a frame, a first slide, a second slide and a clipping member. The frame includes a retaining panel. A securing panel is coupled to the retaining panel and secured to the retaining panel. The second slide is slidably attached to the first slide. The clipping member is attached to the second slide and extends out of the second slide. The clipping member is engaged with the retaining panel for preventing the second slide from moving relative to first slide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: CHEN-LU FAN, LI-PING CHEN, CHANG-GUI CHEN
  • Patent number: 8985345
    Abstract: A rack includes a rack body, at least one latch member secured to the rack body, and a supporting assembly. The supporting assembly includes at least one sliding lever and a supporting member secured to the at least one sliding lever. The at least one sliding lever is slidably engaged in the at least one latch member and the supporting assembly is extendable and retractable relative to the rack body, to provide a wider base for the rack when required where it rests on the floor, increasing stability and decreasing the likelihood that the rack might topple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Zhongshan Innocloud Intellectual Property Services Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chen-Lu Fan, Li-Ping Chen
  • Patent number: 8950834
    Abstract: A slide assembly includes a first slide and a second slide slidably attached to the first slide. The first slide includes a first main plate and a pair of first flanges extending from opposite lengthwise edges of the first main plate. The second slide includes a second main plate and a pair of second flanges extending from opposite lengthwise edges of the second main plate. Each of the pair of second flanges includes a first segment extending from second main plate and abutting the second main plate and an L-shaped second segment extending from the first segment. The first segment is received in and slidable along each of the pair of first flanges. The L-shaped second segment protrudes out from each of the pair of the first flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: ScienBiziP Consulting(Shenzhen)Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chen-Lu Fan, Jing-Chao Liang
  • Patent number: 8931860
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for a sliding drawer mechanism is disclosed. The mounting apparatus includes a bracket, a latching member and a mounting piece. The bracket includes a side plate, and the side plate defines a limiting hole. The latching member is secured to the sliding drawer mechanism and includes an elastic latching portion. The mounting piece extends from the sliding drawer mechanism, and a mounting post protrudes from the mounting piece. The mounting post is received in the limiting hole to prevent the sliding drawer mechanism from sliding along a direction substantially parallel to the side plate, and the elastic latching portion and the mounting piece are located on two opposite sides of the side plate, to prevent the sliding drawer mechanism from sliding along a direction substantially perpendicular to the side plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: ScienBiziP Consulting(Shenzhen)Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen-Lu Fan
  • Patent number: 8925883
    Abstract: A slide assembly includes an inner slide, a fastening member configured to receive an electronic device, a locking member comprising a locking slice slidably mounted on the inner slide and an elastic member mounted between the inner slide and the locking slice. A receiving slot is defined in the locking slice. A mounting slice extending horizontally from the receiving slot towards a first distal end of the locking slice. The fastening member abuts the mounting slice to elastically deform the elastic member. The fastening member is slid into the receiving slot. When the elastic member elastically returns, the fastening member is restricted in the receiving slot by the mounting slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen-Lu Fan
  • Publication number: 20140340850
    Abstract: A cooling assembly includes a chassis, a circuit board secured to the chassis, a cooling layer, a cooler secured to the circuit board, and a housing receiving the cooler and the circuit board and secured to the chassis. The housing includes a front plate. The cooling layer is located between the front plate and the cooler. A first surface of the cooling layer is secured to the cooler. A second surface of the cooling layer, opposite to the first surface, is secured to the front plate. The cooling layer transfers heat from the cooler to the housing to cool a heating element on the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHEN-LU FAN
  • Publication number: 20140339973
    Abstract: A slide assembly includes a first slide, a locking member, a second slide, and a third slide. The first slide defines a first slot, a locking hole, and a first engaging hole. The locking member is attached to the first slide. The locking member includes a body, a first locking tab, a ridge, and an engaging tab. The body is located on an outer side of the first locking tab and includes two opposite resilient end portions. The engaging tab is received through the first engaging hole. The second slide is located on an inner side of the first slide. The second slide includes a second locking tab and defines a second slot and second engaging hole. The third slide is located on an inner side of the second slide away from the first slide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHEN-LU FAN, LI-PING CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140339975
    Abstract: A slide assembly includes a first rail, a second rail, a third rail, and a mounting rack. The first rail includes a first path defined along a longitudinal direction of the first rail. The second rail is movably located in the first path of the first rail. The second rail includes a second path defined a longitudinal direction of the second rail. The mounting rack comprising a base plate and two brackets vertically fixed to the base plate. The first rail is mounted to one of the two brackets and the second rail is mounted to another of the two brackets. The third rail is movably located in the second path of the second rail and configured for pulling a chassis of a computer when the third rail moves in the second path of the second rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHEN-LU FAN, LI-PING CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140333186
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a panel cage, a first securing member securing a first LCD, a second securing member securing a second LCD, and a cover secured to the panel cage. One of the first securing member and the second securing member is alternatively secured to the panel cage. When the first securing member is secured to the panel cage, the first LCD is located between the first securing member and the cover. When the second securing member is secured to the panel cage, the second LCD is located between the panel cage and the second securing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHEN-LU FAN
  • Publication number: 20140334750
    Abstract: A slide rail assembly includes a mounting panel, a slide rail secured to the mounting panel, a clipping member, and a driving member. The slide rail includes an outer slide. The outer slide includes a retaining panel attached to an outer surface of the mounting panel. The clipping member is attached to an inner surface of the mounting panel for preventing the slide rail from moving in a direction that is substantially perpendicular to the mounting panel. The driving member is slidably attached to the outer slide and abuts the clipping member. The clipping member is deformable to disengage from the mounting panel when the driving member slides relative to the outer slide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHEN-LU FAN, LI-PING CHEN
  • Patent number: 8879271
    Abstract: A slide assembly for mounting an electronic device includes an inner slide, a fastening member mounted on the electronic device and a locking member with a distal end slidably mounted on the inner slide. A receiving slot is defined in the locking member. A mounting slice extends horizontally from the receiving slot toward the distal end of the locking member. The fastening member abuts the mounting slice to make the locking member elastically deform. The fastening member slides into the receiving slot. When the locking member elastically returns, the fastening member is restricted in the receiving slot by the mounting slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chen-Lu Fan, Jing-Chao Liang
  • Publication number: 20140314348
    Abstract: A rail mounting mechanism includes a support, a guide way, a sliding member, and a positioning member. The guide way is configured for slidably receiving a rail and includes a guide body and a mounting piece located on the guide body. The mounting piece is detachably engaged with the support. The sliding member is slidably installed on an outer surface of the guide body and includes a sliding body and an arm piece extending from the sliding body. A resilient member is secured to the sliding body and the guide body. The positioning member is secured to an inner surface of the guide body and includes a side flange. The sliding member is slidable between a first position and a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHEN-LU FAN, LI-PING CHEN
  • Patent number: 8824157
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a chassis, an expansion piece attached to a first end of an expansion card, and a securing member. The chassis includes a bottom plate and a front plate substantially perpendicular to the bottom plate. The expansion piece is secured to the front plate. The securing member for securing a second opposite end of the expansion card and includes a first securing portion attached to the bottom plate and a second securing portion. The first securing portion includes a securing panel and a supporting tab extending from the securing panel for supporting the expansion card. The second securing portion includes a positioning post. The second securing portion is deformable in a direction away from the securing panel, and when the second securing portion is released, the positioning post is engaged in a retaining hole of the expansion card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen-Lu Fan
  • Patent number: 8804343
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for expansion cards includes a cage of a chassis, a bracket secured to the cage, a positioning member, and a circuit board. The cage includes an installation plate. The installation plate is adapted to secure a first end of a first expansion card. The positioning member is removably mounted to the cage and includes a top wall. The top wall is adapted to secure a third end of a second expansion card with a height smaller than the first expansion card. The circuit board is secured to the bracket and is adapted to secure a second end of the first expansion card and a forth end of the second expansion card. A distance between the installation plate and the top wall is substantially equal to an altitude difference between the first expansion card and the second expansion card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chen-Lu Fan, Chang-Gui Chen
  • Publication number: 20140145386
    Abstract: An installation tool, for installing four supports in a server rack, includes two first positioning plates and two second positioning plates secured to the two first positioning plates. The four supports form a rectangle frame for stacking a number of servers. The installation tool is secured in the rectangle frame and maintains the four supports when the four supports are screwed to holding plates of the server rack to prevent the rectangle frame from being deformed, and then the installation tool is removed from the server rack reused in another server rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: CHEN-LU FAN, LI-PING CHEN
  • Patent number: 8720700
    Abstract: A server rack includes an upper frame, a lower frame, and a support leg. The support leg connects the upper frame to the lower frame. An area is defined in the support leg. Each support leg includes a first outer wall, a second outer wall substantially perpendicular to the first outer wall, a first connecting wall extending perpendicularly from the first outer wall, a second connecting wall extending perpendicularly from the second outer wall. The first connecting wall is connected to the second connecting wall. A first recessed reinforcing portion is located in the first outer wall, and a second recessed reinforcing portion is located in the second outer wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen-Lu Fan