Patents by Inventor Chien-Shih Hsu

Chien-Shih Hsu 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: 10509193
    Abstract: A driving mechanism includes a frame, a carrying base, and a drive module. The carrying base is disposed in the frame, and includes a carrying body, a first stop element and a second stop element. The carrying body is configured to carry an optical element. The first stop element is disposed on the carrying body, and configured to limit the range of motion of the carrying body in a first direction. The second stop element is disposed on the carrying body, and configured to limit the range of motion of the carrying body in the first direction. The driving module is disposed in the frame, and configured to move the carrying body relative to the frame. The first direction is parallel to the axis of the optical element, and the first stop element is closer to the top portion of the frame than the second stop element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Bing-Ru Song, Yi-Ho Chen, Chia-Pin Hsu, Chih-Wei Weng, Shin-Hua Chen, Chien-Lun Huang, Chao-Chun Chang, Shou-Jen Liu, Kun-Shih Lin, Nai-Wen Hsu, Yu-Cheng Lin, Shang-Yu Hsu, Yu-Huai Liao, Yi-Hsin Nieh, Shih-Ting Huang, Kuo-Chun Kao, Fu-Yuan Wu
  • Patent number: 10389344
    Abstract: A voltage supply circuit is provided. The voltage supply circuit is capable of operating at a first mode and generates a loading current at an output node. The voltage supply circuit includes a plurality of inductors and a plurality of drier circuits. The plurality of inductors are coupled to the output node. Each inductor has an inductance value. The plurality driver circuits are coupled to the plurality of inductors respectively. The inductance value of a first inductor among the plurality of inductors is greater than the inductance values of the other inductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventors: Chien-Wei Kuan, Yen-Hsun Hsu, Tun-Shih Chen
  • Patent number: 10373769
    Abstract: A keyboard structure and assembling method thereof are provided. The keyboard structure includes a baseplate, a keycap and a frame having a hook body. The keycap can be inserted into the frame and restricted by the hook body, so that the range of movement of the keycap is restricted. The keycap cannot be separated from the frame so that the coupling of the frame and the baseplate is not interfered by the keycap. Thus, the present invention can effectively simplify the assembling process of the keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: DARFON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Jui-Yi Huang, Chien-Shih Hsu
  • Patent number: 10008345
    Abstract: A keyswitch includes a board having a first magnetic portion and a pivot portion, a cap, a switch, and a support device including a first support member having first and second bodies connected to each other via an elastic connection arm. The first body has first and second end portions connected to the cap and the pivot portion respectively. The second body has a second magnetic portion and a triggering portion. A U-shaped slot is formed around the triggering portion to make the triggering portion form an elastic cantilever arm extending from the second body. When the cap is pressed to make the second magnetic portion away from the first magnetic portion at a specific distance, the triggering portion triggers the switch. When the cap is released, a magnetic force between the first and second magnetic portions drives the second magnetic portion to approach the first magnetic portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignees: DARFON ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) CO., LTD., DARFON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventor: Chien-Shih Hsu
  • Patent number: 9984840
    Abstract: A keyswitch structure includes a base, a keycap, a frame disposed between the base and the keycap for providing a supporting and moving mechanism to the keycap, and another frame interacting with the former frame through a magnetic attraction force. When the keycap is not pressed, the magnetic attraction force drives the two frames to stably stand on the base and form a stable supporting structure, so that the keycap is located at a farther position relative to the base. When the keycap is pressed with an external force to move toward the base, the magnetic attraction force is overcome so that the two frames depart from each other; that is, the above stable supporting structure is temporarily destroyed. Once the external force applied to the keycap is eliminated, the two frames will form the stable supporting structure again due to the magnetic attraction force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignees: DARFON ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) CO., LTD., DARFON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventor: Chien-Shih Hsu
  • Publication number: 20180130614
    Abstract: A keyboard structure and assembling method thereof are provided. The keyboard structure includes a baseplate, a keycap and a frame having a hook body. The keycap can be inserted into the frame and restricted by the hook body, so that the range of movement of the keycap is restricted. The keycap cannot be separated from the frame so that the coupling of the frame and the baseplate is not interfered by the keycap. Thus, the present invention can effectively simplify the assembling process of the keyboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Jui-Yi Huang, Chien-Shih Hsu
  • Publication number: 20170365423
    Abstract: A keyswitch includes a board having a first magnetic portion and a pivot portion, a cap, a switch, and a support device including a first support member having first and second bodies connected to each other via an elastic connection arm. The first body has first and second end portions connected to the cap and the pivot portion respectively. The second body has a second magnetic portion and a triggering portion. A U-shaped slot is formed around the triggering portion to make the triggering portion form an elastic cantilever arm extending from the second body. When the cap is pressed to make the second magnetic portion away from the first magnetic portion at a specific distance, the triggering portion triggers the switch. When the cap is released, a magnetic force between the first and second magnetic portions drives the second magnetic portion to approach the first magnetic portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventor: Chien-Shih Hsu
  • Patent number: 9715975
    Abstract: A keyswitch includes a board, a cap, and a support device disposed between the board and the cap. A first abutting side of a first support member of the support device has a first hole formed toward a first bending arm of the board. The first bending arm is disposed through the first hole for pressing the first abutting side to abut against the board. The first abutting side has a second magnetic portion formed toward the second support member. A support portion extends from a second abutting side of the second support member toward the first support member for supporting the second magnetic portion. When the cap is pressed to make the second magnetic portion separate from a first magnetic portion of the board with rotation of the first and second support members relative to the first and second abutting sides, the cap moves to a pressed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: DARFON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventor: Chien-Shih Hsu
  • Publication number: 20170186569
    Abstract: A keyswitch includes a board, a cap, and a support device disposed between the board and the cap. A first abutting side of a first support member of the support device has a first hole formed toward a first bending arm of the board. The first bending arm is disposed through the first hole for pressing the first abutting side to abut against the board. The first abutting side has a second magnetic portion formed toward the second support member. A support portion extends from a second abutting side of the second support member toward the first support member for supporting the second magnetic portion. When the cap is pressed to make the second magnetic portion separate from a first magnetic portion of the board with rotation of the first and second support members relative to the first and second abutting sides, the cap moves to a pressed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventor: Chien-Shih Hsu
  • Publication number: 20170178841
    Abstract: A keyswitch structure includes a base, a keycap, a frame disposed between the base and the keycap for providing a supporting and moving mechanism to the keycap, and another frame interacting with the former frame through a magnetic attraction force. When the keycap is not pressed, the magnetic attraction force drives the two frames to stably stand on the base and form a stable supporting structure, so that the keycap is located at a farther position relative to the base. When the keycap is pressed with an external force to move toward the base, the magnetic attraction force is overcome so that the two frames depart from each other; that is, the above stable supporting structure is temporarily destroyed. Once the external force applied to the keycap is eliminated, the two frames will form the stable supporting structure again due to the magnetic attraction force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventor: Chien-Shih Hsu
  • Patent number: 9508505
    Abstract: A keyswitch structure includes a bottom plate, a keycap, a first support, a second support, and a magnetic member. The bottom plate has a magnetic portion. The keycap is disposed above the bottom plate. The first support and the second support are disposed between the bottom plate and the keycap. The keycap is capable of moving up and down relative to the bottom plate through the first support and the second support. The magnetic member is disposed between the bottom plate and the keycap corresponding to the magnetic portion. The magnetic member and the magnetic portion induce an attractive force therebetween. The attractive force makes the magnetic member contact and apply force to the first support and the second support so that the first support and the second support tend to move the keycap away from the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: DARFON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventor: Chien-Shih Hsu
  • Patent number: 9412535
    Abstract: A keyswitch structure includes a base, a keycap, a lift mechanism, and a magnetic member. The keycap is capable of moving up and down relative to the base through the lift mechanism. The lift mechanism includes a support that has a side edge portion, abutting against the base through a sharp edge, and a magnetic portion at the side edge portion. The magnetic portion extends outward from the side edge portion. The support is movably connected to the keycap through another side edge portion of the support. The magnetic member is disposed on the base corresponding to the magnetic portion. The magnetic portion and the magnetic member produce a magnetic attraction force therebetween. When an external force applied to the keycap is eliminated, the magnetic attraction force drives the support to rotate about the sharp edge relative to the base, so that the keycap moves away from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: DARFON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventor: Chien-Shih Hsu
  • Patent number: 9378903
    Abstract: A keyswitch structure includes a base plate, a keycap, a lift mechanism, and a balance link. The lift mechanism connects between the keycap and the base plate such that the keycap can move up and down relative to the base plate. The balance link is formed substantially in a U-shaped profile. The middle portion thereof is rotatably disposed on the base plate; the two ends thereof are respectively formed in an L-shaped profile and rotatably inserted into two slot structures on the keycap or the lift mechanism or both. Compared with a conventional balance link formed in an n-shaped profile connecting a keycap and a base plate, the invention provides more diverse structural connections, conducive to structural miniaturization. Furthermore, a support of the lift mechanism includes a protrusion capable of being blocked by a limitation structure disposed on the base plate for controlling the rotation angle of the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignees: DARFON ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) CO., LTD., DARFON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventor: Chien-Shih Hsu
  • Patent number: 9343247
    Abstract: A keyswitch includes a casing having a first magnetic area, a key cap, and a support device including first and second support members rotatably connected to the key cap and the base plate. The first support member has a receiving opening and a second magnetic area disposed within the receiving opening. When the key cap is not pressed, a magnetic attraction force between the first and second magnetic areas keeps the key cap at a non-pressed position. When the key cap is pressed by an external force, the key cap moves with the support device toward a pressed position. When the external force is removed, the second magnetic area moves toward the first magnetic area due to the magnetic attraction force such that the key cap moves with the support device from the pressed position toward the non-pressed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: DARFON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventor: Chien-Shih Hsu
  • Publication number: 20160055989
    Abstract: A keyswitch structure includes a base, a keycap, a lift mechanism, and a magnetic member. The keycap is capable of moving up and down relative to the base through the lift mechanism. The lift mechanism includes a support that has a side edge portion, abutting against the base through a sharp edge, and a magnetic portion at the side edge portion. The magnetic portion extends outward from the side edge portion. The support is movably connected to the keycap through another side edge portion of the support. The magnetic member is disposed on the base corresponding to the magnetic portion. The magnetic portion and the magnetic member produce a magnetic attraction force therebetween. When an external force applied to the keycap is eliminated, the magnetic attraction force drives the support to rotate about the sharp edge relative to the base, so that the keycap moves away from the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventor: Chien-Shih Hsu
  • Patent number: 9236204
    Abstract: A keyswitch structure includes a base, a keycap, at least one lift mechanism, a link, and a restoration mechanism. The lift mechanism is connected to and between the base and the keycap. The link is moveably on the base. The restoration mechanism is disposed on the link and the base and can generate a restoration force. When the keycap is pressed down by a user to move toward the base, a sliding portion of the lift mechanism slides on the base to drive the link to move relative to the base. Further, when the pressing on the keycap by the user is eliminated, the restoration force urges the link to move to drive the sliding portion to slide reversely, so that the keycap moves away from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignees: DARFON ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) CO., LTD., DARFON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chien-Shih Hsu, Zuei-Chown Jou
  • Patent number: 9236205
    Abstract: A keyswitch includes a cap, a board, first and second support members rotatably connected to the cap and the board, a seesaw member, and a magnetic member. The seesaw member movably supports at least one of the cap and the first and second support members. The magnetic member is disposed on the board corresponding to the seesaw member. When the cap is pressed, the at least one of the cap and the first and second support members drives the seesaw member to raise and the cap moves from a non-pressed position to a pressed position. When the cap is released, a magnetic attraction force between the magnetic member and the seesaw member drives the seesaw member to raise for lifting the at least one of the cap and the first and second support members, so as to move the cap back to the non-pressed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignees: DARFON ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) CO., LTD., DARFON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chien-Shih Hsu, Zuei-Chown Jou, Ching-Chuan Chang
  • Publication number: 20150332875
    Abstract: A keyswitch structure includes a bottom plate, a keycap, a first support, a second support, and a magnetic member. The bottom plate has a magnetic portion. The keycap is disposed above the bottom plate. The first support and the second support are disposed between the bottom plate and the keycap. The keycap is capable of moving up and down relative to the bottom plate through the first support and the second support. The magnetic member is disposed between the bottom plate and the keycap corresponding to the magnetic portion. The magnetic member and the magnetic portion induce an attractive force therebetween. The attractive force makes the magnetic member contact and apply force to the first support and the second support so that the first support and the second support tend to move the keycap away from the bottom plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventor: Chien-Shih Hsu
  • Publication number: 20150243456
    Abstract: A keyswitch includes a casing having a first magnetic area, a key cap, and a support device including first and second support members rotatably connected to the key cap and the base plate. The first support member has a receiving opening and a second magnetic area disposed within the receiving opening. When the key cap is not pressed, a magnetic attraction force between the first and second magnetic areas keeps the key cap at a non-pressed position. When the key cap is pressed by an external force, the key cap moves with the support device toward a pressed position. When the external force is removed, the second magnetic area moves toward the first magnetic area due to the magnetic attraction force such that the key cap moves with the support device from the pressed position toward the non-pressed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventor: Chien-Shih Hsu
  • Patent number: 9099261
    Abstract: A keyswitch includes a casing, a key cap and a support device rotatably disposed between the key cap and the casing. One of the casing and the key cap has a first magnetic area and the support device has a second magnetic area corresponding to the first magnetic area. When the key cap is not pressed, a magnetic attraction force between the first and second magnetic areas keeps the key cap at a non-pressed position. When the key cap is pressed by an external force such that the second magnetic area moves away from the first magnetic area, the key cap moves from the non-pressed position toward the pressed position. When the external force is removed, the second magnetic area moves toward the first magnetic area due to the magnetic attraction force such that the key cap moves from the pressed position toward the non-pressed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignees: DARFON ELECTRONICS CORP., BenQ Corporation
    Inventors: Chien-Shih Hsu, Ji-Huang Chen, Zuei-Chown Jou, Chi-Cheng Lin