Patents by Inventor Chih-Hang Chao

Chih-Hang Chao 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: 9418708
    Abstract: A data-storage device mounting apparatus includes an enclosure and one or more elastic members. The enclosure includes a shell and a cover. The elastic member includes a mounting portion mounted on the cover, a deformable portion, and an engaging portion. The mounting portion is attached to a first end of the deformable portion and the engaging portion attached to a second end of the deformable portion. The first deformable portion end is opposite the second deformable portion. The shell defines an opening, a cavity, and an engaging hole. The engaging portion engages with the engaging hole when the cover is engaged with the shell to substantially cover the shell opening. The engaging portion may be disengaged from the engaging hole allowing the cover to be disengaged from the shell. The data-storage device is positioned within the cavity when the cover is engaged with the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Chen Ting, Chih-Hang Chao
  • Publication number: 20160147917
    Abstract: A method for acquiring a cooling flow of an expansion card is provided. The expansion card is connected to a circuit board of a host. The host further includes a shell, a power supply unit, a hard disk, a central processor unit, a storage unit and a fan. The method includes building up a model in a thermal simulation software and setting up thermal parameters. The model includes a circuit board, an expansion card and a fan. Structures and positions of the model are same as the host. The method further includes simulating a relationship between the cooling flow of the expansion card of the host and a temperature of the expansion card of the host through a simulation function of the thermal simulation software based on the model and the thermal parameters. The disclosed subject matter also provides a simulation model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: WEI-CHAN HSU, CHIH-HANG CHAO
  • Publication number: 20160116665
    Abstract: An illumination system includes a light source for emitting a light and an adjustable structure. The adjustable structure is configured to house the light source. The adjustable structure includes an outlet, at least one light guide unit, and a linking portion. The outlet is configured to allow the light to extend through the adjustable structure. The light guide unit is configured to transmit the light from the light source to the outlet. The linking portion is deformable and configured to adjust a distance between the outlet and the light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: FU-KUO HUANG, CHIH-HANG CHAO
  • Publication number: 20150273701
    Abstract: A rigid mechanical arm includes two parallel first plates and two second plates. At least one of the two second plates defines openings to reduce the weight of the second plate. The rigid mechanical arm includes a plurality of first posts and second posts. The plurality of first posts is perpendicular to plurality of second posts. Each second post connects to the two first plates. Each first post connects to the two second plates to enhance the rigidity of the rigid mechanical arm along a direction substantially perpendicular to the two second plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: YU-CHEN TING, CHIH-HANG CHAO
  • Publication number: 20150273702
    Abstract: A mechanical arm structure includes two parallel base plates. At least one of the two base plates includes a hole in order to reduce the weight of the base plate. The mechanical arm structure includes a plurality of posts. The plurality of posts connects to the two base plates to enhance the rigidity of the mechanical arm structure along the direction perpendicular to the two base plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Yu-Chen TING, Chih-Hang CHAO
  • Publication number: 20150153790
    Abstract: A data-storage device mounting apparatus includes an enclosure and one or more elastic members. The enclosure includes a shell and a cover. The elastic member includes a mounting portion mounted on the cover, a deformable portion, and an engaging portion. The mounting portion is attached to a first end of the deformable portion and the engaging portion attached to a second end of the deformable portion. The first deformable portion end is opposite the second deformable portion. The shell defines an opening, a cavity, and an engaging hole. The engaging portion engages with the engaging hole when the cover is engaged with the shell to substantially cover the shell opening. The engaging portion may be disengaged from the engaging hole allowing the cover to be disengaged from the shell. The data-storage device is positioned within the cavity when the cover is engaged with the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: YU-CHEN TING, CHIH-HANG CHAO
  • Patent number: 8800765
    Abstract: A package assembly includes a package member and a securing member. The package member includes a holding seat configured for holding an electronic device and a plurality of grasping portions extending from the holding seat for grasping the electronic device. The securing member includes an enclosing frame, attached to and surrounding the holding seat, and at least one resisting section, extending from the enclosing frame and adhered to the holding seat, and the securing member made from adhesive tap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Chen Ting, Chih-Hang Chao
  • Publication number: 20140209144
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device includes a solar panel, a debris detecting module, and a cleaning assembly. The debris detecting module detects debris on the solar panel. The cleaning assembly cleans the debris from the solar panel when the debris detecting module detects a weight of the debris on the solar panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YU-CHEN TING, CHIH-HANG CHAO
  • Publication number: 20140209143
    Abstract: A photovoltaic assembly includes a solar plate, a first driving device, and a first cleaning member secured to the first driving device. The solar plate includes a front surface, a first side edge and a second side edge connected to the first side edge. The first cleaning member includes a bottom surface, and is rotatable by the first driving device. The bottom surface contacts with the front surface and is slidable relative to the solar plate between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the bottom surface is aligned with the first side edge. In the second position, the bottom surface is aligned with the second side edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YU-CHEN TING, CHIH-HANG CHAO
  • Publication number: 20140209283
    Abstract: A heat dissipation apparatus includes an expansion base, an air duct, a fan, a heat sink, and a portable device. A number of air inlet slots is defined in the expansion base. A first air inlet opening and a number of diagonal air outlet slots are defined in the air duct. A third air inlet opening and a third air outlet opening are defined in the portable device. The fan generates airflow through the portable device in such a manner that airflow flows from the expansion base outside is sucked into and blown out of the air duct via a first airflow passage. The portable device guides airflow in and out of the portable device via a second airflow passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Hang CHAO, Wei-Cheng CHENG
  • Publication number: 20140209145
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device includes a solar panel and a cleaning assembly. The cleaning assembly includes a driving member, a transmission member, and a wiper fixed to the transmission member and attached to the solar panel. The transmission member is driven by the driving member. The transmission member moves relative to the solar panel. The wiper is moved to wipe debris on the solar panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YU-CHEN TING, CHIH-HANG CHAO
  • Publication number: 20140209282
    Abstract: A heat dissipation apparatus includes an expansion base, an air duct, a fan, and a portable device. An air inlet slot, a first inserting slot, and a second inserting slot are defined in the expansion base. The air duct is inserted in the first inserting slot. A first air inlet opening and a plurality of diagonal air outlet slots are defined in the air duct. The portable device is inserted in the second inserting slot. A first airflow passage is defined between the air inlet slot, the fan, the first air inlet opening, the air duct, and the plurality of air outlet slots. The fan is adapted to generate airflow through the portable device in such a manner that airflow flows from the expansion base outside is sucked into and blown out of the air duct via the first airflow passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHIH-HANG CHAO, WEI-CHENG CHENG
  • Publication number: 20140202514
    Abstract: A photovoltaic assembly includes a solar plate and a protective cover. The protective cover covers one side of the solar plate and includes a cover body. The protective cover is rotatable relative to the solar plate between a closed position and an open position. When the protective cover is in the closed position, the cover body covers the solar plate and is substantially parallel to the solar plate to prevent foreign matter from adhering to the solar plate. When the protective cover is in the open position, an angle is defined between the cover body and the solar plate so that the foreign matter slides off the cover body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YU-CHEN TING, CHIH-HANG CHAO
  • Publication number: 20140187141
    Abstract: A heat dissipation apparatus includes an expansion base, a fan, an air duct, and a portable device. A number of air inlet slots and an inserting slot are defined in the expansion base. The air duct and the portable device are inserted in the inserting slot. A first air inlet opening and a first air outlet opening are defined in the air duct. An airflow passage is defined between the air inlet slot, the fan, the first air inlet opening, the air duct, the first air outlet opening, and the portable device. The fan is adapted to generate airflow through the portable device in such a manner that airflow flows from the expansion base outside is sucked into and blown out of the portable device via the airflow passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHIH-HANG CHAO, WEI-CHENG CHENG
  • Patent number: 8749974
    Abstract: An electronic device enclosure includes a chassis and an operating member. The chassis includes a front plate and a top plate connected to the front plate. A clipping hole is defined in the front plate. The operating member includes a positioning portion and a securing piece. The positioning portion is received so it can be slid in the clipping hole, and the securing piece is attached to the front plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiao-Run Chen, Zhi-Ping Wu, Chih-Hang Chao
  • Publication number: 20140078678
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a circuit board, a heat dissipating module, and a latch member. A heat generating part is located on the circuit board. The heat dissipating module includes a plurality of heat pipes and a heat sink. The heat sink abuts the heat generating part, and the plurality of heat pipes abuts the heat sink. The latch member clips the heat sink, to prevent the heat sink from disengaging from the heat generating part, and the plurality of heat pipes are clipped between the heat sink and the latch member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Hang CHAO, Wei-Cheng CHENG, Chih-Hsiang CHIANG
  • Publication number: 20140061221
    Abstract: A vending machine includes a rack, and a temperature control system. The rack includes a rear plate. The temperature control system is secured to the rack and includes an evaporator. The evaporator includes an installation box, a plurality of fins, and a fan. The plurality of fins is secured to the installation box. The fan is secured to the installation box and inclined to the plurality of fins, and an acute angle is defined between an air outlet of fan and the rear plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHIH-HANG CHAO, WEI-CHENG CHENG
  • Publication number: 20140054194
    Abstract: A package assembly includes a package member and a securing member. The package member includes a holding seat configured for holding an electronic device and a plurality of grasping portions extending from the holding seat for grasping the electronic device. The securing member includes an enclosing frame, attached to and surrounding the holding seat, and at least one resisting section, extending from the enclosing frame and adhered to the holding seat, and the securing member made from adhesive tap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YU-CHEN TING, CHIH-HANG CHAO
  • Patent number: 8659894
    Abstract: A computer system includes a computer case, a cover, and an air duct. The computer case includes a display, a housing connected to the display, a motherboard attached to the housing, and a fan module. The motherboard includes a heat generating component. An input opening and an output opening are defined in the cover. The output opening corresponds to the fan module. The air duct is mounted over the heat generating component. The air duct includes a top plate substantially parallel to the motherboard and a first side plate extending from the top plate. The first side plate is substantially perpendicular to the top plate. The first side plate defines a plurality of first airflow holes corresponding to the input opening. The top plate defines a plurality of through holes corresponding to the heat generating component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Hang Chao, Wei-Cheng Cheng, Chih-Hsiang Chiang
  • Publication number: 20140022724
    Abstract: A heat dissipation apparatus includes a motherboard has a first heat source and a second heat source thereon, a heat transmission module and a cooling fan. One terminal of the heat transmission module contacts the first heat source. The heat transmission module transmits heat from the first heat source to another terminal of the heat transmission module. The cooling fan has a first air inlet opening, a first air outlet opening and a second air outlet opening. The first air outlet opening faces the another terminal of the heat transmission module. The second air outlet opening faces the second heat source. The cooling fan rotates and generates airflow that flows from the first air outlet opening to the another terminal of the heat transmission module. The cooling fan rotates and generates airflow that flows from the second air outlet opening to the second heat source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: CHIH-HANG CHAO, WEI-CHENG CHENG