Patents by Inventor Cheng-Nan Ling

Cheng-Nan Ling 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: 20210286404
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a first body, a second body, a third body, and a support member. The second body is pivotally connected between the first body and the third body. The support member is movably disposed at the first body, and the support member is pivotally connected to one of the second body and the third body. In a folded state, the second body is folded and covered between the first body and the third body. In an unfolded state, the second body and the third body are respectively inclined relative to the first body and the second body, and the second body is suspended over the first body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Wu-Chen Lee, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai
  • Publication number: 20210286416
    Abstract: A laptop with active door including a first body, a second body, a hinge connected between the first body and the second body, a linking assembly pivoted to the hinge and slidably disposed on the first body, a door movably disposed on the first body, a first linking rod, and a second linking rod is provided. The first linking rod has a first end and a second end opposite to each other, the first end is pivoted to the linking assembly, and the second end is pivoted the door. The second linking rod has a third end and a fourth end opposite to each other, the third end is pivoted to the first body, and the fourth end is pivoted to the first linking rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Wu-Chen Lee, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai
  • Publication number: 20210255671
    Abstract: A hinge module is provided, including a first bracket, a guiding rod movably assembled to the first bracket, an elastic member connected between the first bracket and the guiding rod, a second bracket pivotally connected to the guiding rod, and a linking rod pivotally connected between the first and the second brackets. In a process of the first and the second brackets rotating relative to each other, the guiding rod moves relative to the first bracket to deform the elastic member. A portable electronic device is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai, Wu-Chen Lee, Kun-You Chuang
  • Publication number: 20210247813
    Abstract: A display assembly including a body, a display module, and a transmission module is provided. The body has a datum surface. The display module has a display surface. The transmission module is disposed in the body and is linked to the display module, wherein the transmission module drives the display module to move away from or close to the body, so as to drive the display surface to be lifted up or lowered down relative to the datum surface. A portable electronic device is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai
  • Publication number: 20210223821
    Abstract: An electronic device assembly is provided, including an electronic device body and a detachable lens module. The electronic device body has a housing and a first joining unit, wherein the first joining unit is disposed on the housing. The detachable lens module is detachably assembled onto the housing and has a second joining unit, wherein the first joining unit is joined to the second joining unit to electrically connect the detachable lens module to the electronic device body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yu-Shih Wang, Yi-Ta Huang, Chih-Chun Liu, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai, Chi-Hung Lai, Wu-Chen Lee, Pin-Chueh Lin, Chih-Wei Liao, Ting-Wen Pai, Wen-Chieh Chen
  • Patent number: 11068032
    Abstract: An electronic device including a hinge module, a first body, a first linking assembly, a second body, a second linking assembly, and a flexible display assembled to the first body and the second body is provided. The hinge module includes a first rotating shaft, a second rotating shaft parallel to the first rotating shaft, a first guiding shaft orthogonal to the first rotating shaft, and a second guiding shaft orthogonal to the second rotating shaft. The first body is slidably assembled to the first guiding shaft, the second body is slidably assembled to the second guiding shaft, the first linking assembly slidably assembled to the first guiding shaft connects the first body, and the second linking assembly slidably assembled to the second guiding shaft connects the second body. A deformation of the flexible display drives the first and second bodies to move close to or away from the hinge module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wu-Chen Lee, Wen-Chieh Tai, Kun-You Chuang
  • Publication number: 20210208635
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a casing, a stylus, a first magnet, a magnetic ring, and a pair of second magnets. The casing has a surface and an accommodation groove recessed from the surface. The stylus has a front end and a rear end. The first magnet is disposed at one of the front end and the rear end of the stylus, and the magnetic ring is disposed at the other of the front end and the rear end of the stylus. The second magnets are disposed in the casing and located below the accommodation groove, where locations of the first magnet and the magnetic ring correspond to locations of the second magnets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yu-Shih Wang, Wen-Chieh Tai, Cheng-Nan Ling, Chih-Chun Liu
  • Publication number: 20210200269
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a host, a main display, an auxiliary display, and a hinge mechanism. The auxiliary display is located between the host and the main display and includes a sliding part and a lifting part. The sliding part is slidably connected to the host. The hinge mechanism includes a first bracket, a second bracket pivotally connected to the first bracket, and a third bracket pivotally connected to the second bracket. The first bracket is secured to the host, and the second bracket is secured to the main display. The third bracket is secured to the lifting part of the auxiliary display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Chia-Bo Chen, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wu-Chen Lee, Yi-Hsuan Yang
  • Patent number: 11036261
    Abstract: A hinge module is provided, including a first bracket, a guiding rod movably assembled to the first bracket, an elastic member connected between the first bracket and the guiding rod, a second bracket pivotally connected to the guiding rod, and a linking rod pivotally connected between the first and the second brackets. In a process of the first and the second brackets rotating relative to each other, the guiding rod moves relative to the first bracket to deform the elastic member. A portable electronic device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai, Wu-Chen Lee, Kun-You Chuang
  • Publication number: 20210165473
    Abstract: A portable electronic device including a body, a door, a carrier and at least one electronic module is provided. The door is movably mounted on the body. The carrier includes a first side and a second side opposite to each other, the first side is pivoted to the body, and the second side is movably pivoted to the door. The electronic module is disposed on the carrier. At least one opening is formed between the door and the body when the door moves away from the body, and the door drives the carrier to rotate relative to the body, such that the electronic module is tilted with respect to the body along with the movement of the door, and the electronic module is exposed to an external environment via the opening for heat dissipation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Chun-Chieh Wang, Wu-Chen Lee, Cheng-Nan Ling, Cheng-Wen Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20210161024
    Abstract: A casing includes a substrate, a protection layer, a bottom coating layer, a coating film layer, and a surface coating layer. The protection layer is formed on the substrate. The bottom coating layer is formed on the protection layer. The coating film layer is formed on the bottom coating layer. The surface coating layer is formed on the coating film layer. One of a surface of the substrate where the protection layer is formed on, a surface of the protection layer where the bottom coating layer is formed on, and a surface of the bottom coating layer where the coating film layer is formed on has a concave-convex pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Wen-Hsin Lin, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai
  • Publication number: 20210151857
    Abstract: A portable electronic device including at least one body, an antenna module, and a rotation mechanism is provided. The antenna module includes an antenna unit, a driving member, and a linking rod. The antenna unit is rotatably disposed on the body, the driving member is slidably disposed on the body and abuts the antenna unit, and a portion of the antenna unit blocks on a sliding path of the driving member, to drive the antenna unit to rotate to open and close relative to the body when the driving member slides. The linking rod has opposite first and second ends. The first end is pivotally connected to the driving member. The rotation mechanism is disposed on the body, the second end is pivotally connected to the rotation mechanism and eccentric to a rotating axis of the rotation mechanism, to slide the driving member when the rotation mechanism rotates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Wu-Chen Lee, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai
  • Publication number: 20210151267
    Abstract: A touch pad structure includes a touch pad, a dome switch, and a buffer film. The touch pad includes a fulcrum end and a moving end opposite to the fulcrum end, and the touch pad has an outer surface and an inner surface opposite to the outer surface. The dome switch is disposed at the moving end and connected to the inner surface of the touch pad. The dome switch includes a switch body and a convex portion protruding from the switch body. The buffer film is attached to the inner surface of the touch pad and the dome switch. The buffer film covers the dome switch and has a perforation, and the convex portion of the dome switch is located inside the perforation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Ting-Wen Pai, Wen-Chieh Tai, Cheng-Nan Ling, Chih-Chun Liu, Hung-Jen Su
  • Publication number: 20210149455
    Abstract: A hinge module is provided, including a first bracket, a guiding rod movably assembled to the first bracket, an elastic member connected between the first bracket and the guiding rod, a second bracket pivotally connected to the guiding rod, and a linking rod pivotally connected between the first and the second brackets. In a process of the first and the second brackets rotating relative to each other, the guiding rod moves relative to the first bracket to deform the elastic member. A portable electronic device is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai, Wu-Chen Lee, Kun-You Chuang
  • Publication number: 20210124398
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a host, a driving mechanism, a main display, and an auxiliary display. The main display is connected to the host through the driving mechanism. The auxiliary display is located between the host and the main display. The auxiliary display has a pivoting end and a movable end, the pivoting end is pivotally connected to the host, and the movable end is connected to the driving mechanism. The main display is configured to be folded or unfolded with respect to the host and synchronously drive the auxiliary display to ascend or descend through the driving mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Hsuan Yang, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wu-Chen Lee, Chia-Bo Chen
  • Patent number: 10966334
    Abstract: A casing includes a substrate, a protection layer, a bottom coating layer, a coating film layer, and a surface coating layer. The substrate has a first surface. The protection layer covers the first surface and has a second surface opposite to the first surface. The bottom coating layer covers the second surface and has a third surface opposite to the second surface. The coating film layer covers the third surface and has a fourth surface opposite to the third surface. The surface coating layer covers the fourth surface. One of the first surface, the second surface, and the third surface has a concave-convex pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Wen-Hsin Lin, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai
  • Publication number: 20210081005
    Abstract: A hinge module including a first bracket, a linking rod, and a second bracket. A first rotating shaft is disposed on the first bracket. The linking rod has a first end and a second end opposite to each other. The first end is pivoted to the first rotating shaft. A second rotating shaft is disposed on the second bracket and movably and pivotably connected to the first bracket. The second end of the linking rod is pivoted to the second bracket. In a process where the first bracket and the second bracket are rotated relatively, the first rotating shaft and the second rotating shaft are moved close to or away from each other. A portable electronic device is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai, Wu-Chen Lee, Kun-You Chuang
  • Publication number: 20210081004
    Abstract: A portable electronic device including a first body, a second body, a first hinge connected to the first body, a second hinge connected to the second body, and a linking rod is provided. The linking rod has a first end and a second end opposite to each other, wherein the first end is pivoted to the first hinge eccentric to a rotation axis of the first hinge, and the second end is pivoted to the second hinge eccentric to a rotation axis of the second hinge. The first and the second bodies are rotated to be closed to or far away from each other by the first hinge, the second hinge, and the linking rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicants: Acer Incorporated, Deda metal Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Wu-Chen Lee, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai, Kun-You Chuang
  • Publication number: 20210055762
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided, including a main body, a cover movably connected to the main body, a biasing element connected to the cover and the main body, a movable member movably disposed on the main body, and a magnetic element disposed on the movable member. When the cover is located in a closed position relative to the main body, the cover is attracted by the magnetic element and restricted in the closed position. When the movable member is pushed by an external force to move from its initial position to a first position, the movable member and the magnetic element separate from the cover, and the biasing element drives the cover to move from the closed position to an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Ting-Wen PAI, Wen-Chieh TAI, Cheng-Nan LING, Chih-Chun LIU, Yu-Shih WANG
  • Publication number: 20200413558
    Abstract: A casing includes a substrate, a protection layer, a bottom coating layer, a coating film layer, and a surface coating layer. The substrate has a first surface. The protection layer covers the first surface and has a second surface opposite to the first surface. The bottom coating layer covers the second surface and has a third surface opposite to the second surface. The coating film layer covers the third surface and has a fourth surface opposite to the third surface. The surface coating layer covers the fourth surface. One of the first surface, the second surface, and the third surface has a concave-convex pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Wen-Hsin Lin, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai