Patents by Inventor Chi-Nan Liao

Chi-Nan Liao 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: 20220236766
    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: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    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: 8308376
    Abstract: A plug connector (10) for mating with a receptacle connector (200) includes an insulative housing (1) having a base portion (11) and a tongue portion (12) extending forwardly beyond the base portion; a set of contacts (2) having contacting portions (211, 221) attached to the tongue portion for mating with the receptacle connector; and a metal shell (7) having a chamber (79) with the tongue portion extending therein, a plurality of openings (74) formed thereon for being locked in by a plurality of resilient fingers (2051) of the receptacle connector, and a set of embossments (76) located at front of the openings and protruding outwardly of the metal shell for interferentially engaging with the resilient fingers (2051).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Chi-Nan Liao, Qi-Sheng Zheng, Jia-Yong He
  • Patent number: 8295042
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly electrically connecting a CPU and a printed circuit board includes an electrical connector mounted on the printed circuit board, and a heat dissipating device mounted upon the CPU. The heat dissipating device includes a load plate, a heat pipe, and a heat plate. The load plate is mounted upon the CPU under condition that heat generated from the CPU is absorbed by the heat pipe and the heat plate. The load plate is sandwiched between the heat plate and the heat pipe. The load plate has two clips each of which has two cantilever arms extending toward and engaging with the other clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Pi Cheng, Chi-Nan Liao
  • Patent number: 8292515
    Abstract: An optical fiber connector assembly includes a first connector and a second connector. The first connector includes two pairs of first convex lenses projecting from a front mating face thereof and a pair of cone-shaped positioning posts at sides of the pairs of convex lenses respectively. The second connector includes two pairs of second convex lenses projecting from a second front mating face thereof to couple with the first convex lenses and a pair of positioning holes to be inserted with the positioning posts of the first connector. Each of the positioning holes includes a retention section and a guiding section in front of the retention section, and the retention sections is same to the positioning posts while the guiding sections is larger than the position posts in dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Chi-Nan Liao, Chun-Fu Lin
  • Patent number: 8262296
    Abstract: A connector (100) includes an insulative housing (1) having a receiving slot (121) formed therein and a post (1221) protruding forwardly towards the receiving slot (121); a set of contacts (2) retained in the insulative housing; an optical module (3) for transmitting optical data and being movably received in the receiving slot along a front-to-back direction; and a compression coil spring (4) sandwiched between the insulative housing and the optical module, and having a front end for biasing the optical module (3) forwardly and a rear end for being retained on the post (1221).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chi-Nan Liao, Qi-Sheng Zheng, Jia-Yong He
  • Patent number: 8251593
    Abstract: A connector (100) includes an insulative housing (1) having a receiving slot (121) formed therein; a set of contacts (2) retained in the insulative housing; an optical module (3) for transmitting optical data and being movably received in the receiving slot along a front-to-back direction; a resilient member (4) for urging the optical module moving forwardly in the receiving slot; a stopping device (124,125) for orientating the optical module backwardly and sidewardly; a resisting device (75) for orientating the optical module along a height direction of the insulative housing; and a metal shell (7,8) shielding the insulative housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chi-Nan Liao, Qi-Sheng Zheng, Jia-Yong He
  • Patent number: 8251717
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing having a base portion extending along a front-to-rear direction and a strengthening rib protruding outwardly from an outer circumstance of a front end of the base portion. At least one receiving recess is defined on the strengthening rib and opened upwardly via an opening defined on an upper face of the strengthening rib. A plurality of contacts are secured in the insulative housing. A metallic shell surrounds the base portion and includes at least one retaining plate received in the receiving recess. A transverse width of the receiving recess becomes narrower and narrower in a vertical direction perpendicular to the front-to-rear direction so as to keep the retaining plate being secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chi-Nan Liao, Tzu-Fan Kuo
  • Patent number: 8235601
    Abstract: An optical fiber connector includes a lens member integrally forming pairs of lens at a front face thereof, a seat member assembly retained on a rear face of the lens member and fiber cables. The seat member defines slim grooves aligned with the lens and the fiber cables are received and retained in the slim grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yen-Chih Chang, Wen-Yi Hsieh, Chien-Hung Lee, Chun-Fu Lin, Chi-Nan Liao
  • Publication number: 20120045180
    Abstract: An connector assembly (100) includes an insulative housing (1) having a main portion and a tongue portion extending forwardly from the main portion, a cavity (121) defined in the tongue portion; an optical module (3) floatable inside the cavity; and a metallic shell (7) having a frame enclosing the tongue portion to form a shrunk front port located in front of the optical module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: HSIEN-CHU LIN, CHI-NAN LIAO
  • Publication number: 20120039574
    Abstract: An connector assembly (100) includes an insulative housing (1) having a main portion (11) and a tongue portion (12) extending forwardly from the main portion, a cavity (121) defined in the tongue portion; a plurality of terminals (2) retained in the insulative housing; an optical module (3) accommodated in the cavity, said optical module having a base portion (30) and a plurality of lenses (33) combined with the base portion, and the base portion having a top surface and a bottom surface, and the top surface with an identifying color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHI-NAN LIAO, HSIEN-CHU LIN
  • Publication number: 20120020624
    Abstract: An shielded connector assembly (100) includes an insulative housing (1); a plurality of terminals (2) supported by the insulative housing; a metallic shell (7) having frame (71) enclosing the insulative housing, the frame having a top wall (711), a bottom wall (712) and a pair of side walls (713) joining with the top wall and the bottom wall, at least one first locking hole (7112) defined in the top wall and at least one second locking hole (7132) defined in the side wall, and the first locking hole offsetting from the second locking hole along a front-to-back direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHI-NAN LIAO, HSIEN-CHU LIN, BING-BO HU
  • Publication number: 20120020623
    Abstract: A fiber connector assembly (1000) includes a first fiber connector (100) and a second fiber connector (200). The firs fiber connector (100) comprises a first housing (10) and at least one first fiber (11) combined with the first housing. The second fiber connector (200) comprising a second housing (20), at least one lens (22) mounted to the second insulative housing and a corresponding second fiber (21) optically coupled to the lens. The first fiber is proximate to and aligns with the lens when the first fiber connector mates with the second fiber connector. The first fiber is dimensioned larger than the second fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: HSIEN-CHU LIN, CHI-NAN LIAO
  • Publication number: 20110281471
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing having a base portion extending along a front-to-rear direction and a strengthening rib protruding outwardly from an outer circumstance of a front end of the base portion. At least one receiving recess is defined on the strengthening rib and opened upwardly via an opening defined on an upper face of the strengthening rib. A plurality of contacts are secured in the insulative housing. A metallic shell surrounds the base portion and includes at least one retaining plate received in the receiving recess. A transverse width of the receiving recess becomes narrower and narrower in a vertical direction perpendicular to the front-to-rear direction so as to keep the retaining plate being secured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHI-NAN LIAO, TZU-FAN KUO
  • Patent number: 8033834
    Abstract: An electrical connector terminal (1) includes a base portion (12) having a lower end (122) for connecting to a circuit board and an upper end, a twist portion (14) extending upwardly from the upper end of the base portion, and a contact portion (16) extending upwardly from the twist portion. The contact portion defines an upwardly facing contacting face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Igor Polnyi, Chi-Nan Liao
  • Patent number: 8026993
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display panel includes a repair line for substituting open-circuited signal lines. Signal lines are disposed over a first side of a first substrate of the liquid crystal display panel for data transmission. Repair lines are disposed over a first side of a second substrate of the liquid crystal display panel for substituting open-circuited signal lines. The first side of the first substrate faces the first side of the second substrate. A liquid crystal layer is disposed between the first and second substrates of the liquid crystal panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corp.
    Inventor: Chi-Nan Liao
  • Publication number: 20110142401
    Abstract: A cable assembly includes an insulative housing (1); a plurality of terminals (2) retained in the insulative housing; a lens (3) mounted to the insulative housing, and the lens defining a mounting slot (332) extending along an axial direction; a cable including at least one fiber (81), the fiber having front end with an inclined surface (811), the fiber inserted into the mounting slot; and optical adhesive (38) applied to the mounting slot to combine the fiber and the lens together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: HSIEN-CHU LIN, CHI-NAN LIAO
  • Publication number: 20110103747
    Abstract: An optical fiber connector includes a lens member integrally forming pairs of lens at a front face thereof, a seat member assembly retained on a rear face of the lens member and fiber cables. The seat member defines slim grooves aligned with the lens and the fiber cables are received and retained in the slim grooves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YEN-CHIH CHANG, WEN-YI HSIEH, CHIEN-HUNG LEE, CHUN-FU LIN, CHI-NAN LIAO
  • Publication number: 20110097041
    Abstract: An cable assembly includes an insulative housing (1) having a main portion (11) and a tongue portion (12) extending forwardly from the main portion, a cavity (121) defined in the tongue portion, and a tapered fiber passage (111) defined in the main portion and communicating with the cavity; a plurality of terminals (2) retained in the insulative housing; an optical module (3) accommodated in the cavity; an elastic member (4) sandwiched between the insulative housing and the optical module; and a cable including at least one fiber (81), the fiber passing through the fiber passage and connected to the optical module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chi-Nan Liao, Hsien-Chu Lin
  • Publication number: 20110097040
    Abstract: An cable assembly (100) includes an insulative housing (1) having a main portion (11) and a tongue portion (12) extending forwardly from the main portion, a cavity (121) defined in the tongue portion, a groove (122) defined in the tongue portion and located behind the cavity, and a tapered positioning member (1221) formed in the groove; a plurality of terminals (2) retained in the insulative housing; an optical module (3) accommodated in the cavity; a coil spring (4) sandwiched between the insulative housing and the optical module, with the positioning member inserted into a rear portion of the coil spring; and a cable including at least one fiber (81) connected to the optical module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: HSIEN-CHU LIN, CHI-NAN LIAO
  • Publication number: 20110097042
    Abstract: An cable assembly (100) includes an insulative housing (1) having a main portion (11) and a tongue portion (12) extending forwardly from the main portion, a cavity (121) defined in the tongue portion, and a retaining slot (112) defined in the main portion; a plurality of terminals (2) retained in the insulative housing; an optical module (3) accommodated in the cavity; an elastic member (4) sandwiched between the insulative housing and the optical module; a cable including at least one fiber (81), the fiber passing through the retaining slot and connected to the optical module; and a metallic shell (7) including a plurality of walls forming a frame to receive the insulative housing, the frame having a top wall (711) disposed proximate to the main portion of the insulative housing (1) to minimize a gap (1120) therebetween, and the gap being smaller than a diameter of the fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chi-Nan Liao, Hsien-Chu Lin