Patents by Inventor Dong-Ying Chen

Dong-Ying Chen 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: 9631787
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a cover module and a host having a lighting unit. The cover module has a light permeable cover, a system signal indicator, and a transmission unit. The cover has an outer surface, an opposite inner surface, and a fixing structure extended from the inner surface. The system signal indicator has a transparent portion having a plurality of indicating icons and an opaque portion. The transmission unit is fixed on the fixing structure, and the system signal indicator is sandwiched between the transmission unit and the inner surface. The cover module is installed on the host, and the transmission unit is aligned with the lighting unit. Thus, the transmission unit is used for transmitting light, emitted from the lighting unit, to the outer surface via the system signal indicator and the inner surface in turn, for showing the indicating icons on the outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Zhong-Hui Mao, Dong-Ying Chen
  • Publication number: 20160333910
    Abstract: An embedded connection socket is used for joining two objects. An assembly casing is assembled by the embedded connection socket. The embedded connection socket includes a base portion and an insertion part. The insertion part is inserted in an accommodating recess of the base portion and fixed by a fixing portion that is formed by shaping a plastic portion of the base portion at the opening of the accommodating recess. Therein, the fixing portion can prevent the insertion part from departing from the accommodating recess. The insertion part includes an engagement structure exposed through the accommodating recess. The embedded connection socket joins the two objects by the engagement structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventor: Dong-Ying Chen
  • Patent number: 9349417
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes an apparatus casing, using a cover mechanism, and a device unit, disposed inside the apparatus casing. The apparatus casing includes a casing body, a pivotal device, a pivot locking mechanism, and a door. The casing body structurally constrains the door to move in a direction at a side of the casing body. After sliding, the door is engaged with the pivotal device and drives the pivot locking mechanism to unlock the pivotal device so that the door can rotate to another side of the casing body by the pivotal device relative to the casing body. A manipulation area of the casing body is therefore exposed. Thereby, a user can manipulate the device unit through the manipulation area; the inner surface of the door keeps facing toward the casing body so that the apparatus casing can keep its aesthetic appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Zhong-hui Mao, Dong-Ying Chen
  • Patent number: 9253907
    Abstract: A panel having positioning function includes a body covering an opening on an extrusion casing, and a positioning mechanism having at least one position set. The position set includes a first rib disposed on a first side of the body, a first contact portion disposed on the first rib and contacting against an inner surface of the extrusion casing, a second rib disposed on a second side of the body, and a second contact portion disposed on the second rib and contacting against the other inner surface of the extrusion casing. A position of the second rib on the second side is symmetrized to a position of the first rib on the first side, so that the panel can align with the extrusion casing due to deformation of the position set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Zhong-hui Mao, Dong-Ying Chen
  • Publication number: 20150189776
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes an apparatus casing, using a cover mechanism, and a device unit, disposed inside the apparatus casing. The apparatus casing includes a casing body, a pivotal device, a pivot locking mechanism, and a door. The casing body structurally constrains the door to move in a direction at a side of the casing body. After sliding, the door is engaged with the pivotal device and drives the pivot locking mechanism to unlock the pivotal device so that the door can rotate to another side of the casing body by the pivotal device relative to the casing body. A manipulation area of the casing body is therefore exposed. Thereby, a user can manipulate the device unit through the manipulation area; the inner surface of the door keeps facing toward the casing body so that the apparatus casing can keep its aesthetic appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Zhong-hui Mao, Dong-Ying Chen
  • Patent number: 8899702
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a shell base, a shell cover and a latch mechanism including an operating component, a pivot axle and a driving axle. The operating component has an access portion and two support portions extending through the shell cover. The pivot axle extends through the support portions, and has two end parts disposed at opposite lateral sides of the support portions and coupled rotatably to the shell cover. The driving axle extends through the support portions and is received in a limit groove of the shell base. The access portion is pivotable about the pivot axle from a closed position to an open position while the driving axle is positioned in the slide direction, thereby moving the pivot axle and the shell cover relative to the shell base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Zhong-Hui Mao, Dong-Ying Chen, Zhang-Rong Jin, Hung-Ming Chang
  • Publication number: 20140293575
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a cover module and a host having a lighting unit. The cover module has a light permeable cover, a system signal indicator, and a transmission unit. The cover has an outer surface, an opposite inner surface, and a fixing structure extended from the inner surface. The system signal indicator has a transparent portion having a plurality of indicating icons and an opaque portion. The transmission unit is fixed on the fixing structure, and the system signal indicator is sandwiched between the transmission unit and the inner surface. The cover module is installed on the host, and the transmission unit is aligned with the lighting unit. Thus, the transmission unit is used for transmitting light, emitted from the lighting unit, to the outer surface via the system signal indicator and the inner surface in turn, for showing the indicating icons on the outer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: ZHONG-HUI MAO, DONG-YING CHEN
  • Patent number: 8794984
    Abstract: A protective structure includes a covering body, a protective component, a fixing component and a fastening portion. The covering body is for covering the connector. The protective component is connected to the covering body and for plugging into the connector. The fixing component is connected to a side of the covering body and for plugging into an installation hole on a case of the electronic device. The fixing component includes a shaft for pivoting relative to the case so as to drive the covering body to a position where the covering body does not cover the connector when the protective component does not plug into the connector. The fastening portion is installed on the fixing component and is for contacting against the installation hole after the fixing component is plugged into the installation hole so as to prevent the fixing component from separating from the installation hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Dong-Ying Chen, Zhong-hui Mao
  • Publication number: 20140153166
    Abstract: A detachable assembly for an electronic apparatus includes a main frame, a tray and at least one button unit. The tray for mounting a storage device is combined detachably with the main frame and includes two lateral boards. Each lateral board extends outward to form an actuation part included a hook part. Each button unit includes a button combined movably with the main frame, and the button includes a protruding part corresponding to the hook part. When the tray is combined with the main body, the tray is locked by the protruding part fixing each hook part. When each button is forced to move toward the main frame along an axis, each protruding part is released from each hook part, and the tray is pushed by each button to move along a plane substantially perpendicular to the axis. Then the tray is detached from the main frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: ZHONG-HUI MAO, DONG-YING CHEN
  • Patent number: 8672598
    Abstract: A screw post is detachably screwed with a self-tapping screw. The screw post includes a post body and a rib structure. The post body has an approximately triangular hollow structure formed therein. The approximately triangular hollow structure has three arc-shaped sides. The rib structure protrudes from an outer surface of the post body corresponding to at least one of the three arc-shaped sides in an axially-extending manner. The self-tapping screw is screwed into the approximately triangular hollow structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Dong-Ying Chen, Zhong-hui Mao
  • Publication number: 20140038441
    Abstract: A protective structure includes a covering body, a protective component, a fixing component and a fastening portion. The covering body is for covering the connector. The protective component is connected to the covering body and for plugging into the connector. The fixing component is connected to a side of the covering body and for plugging into an installation hole on a case of the electronic device. The fixing component includes a shaft for pivoting relative to the case so as to drive the covering body to a position where the covering body does not cover the connector when the protective component does not plug into the connector. The fastening portion is installed on the fixing component and is for contacting against the installation hole after the fixing component is plugged into the installation hole so as to prevent the fixing component from separating from the installation hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dong-Ying Chen, Zhong-hui Mao
  • Publication number: 20140001942
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a shell base, a shell cover and a latch mechanism including an operating component, a pivot axle and a driving axle. The operating component has an access portion and two support portions extending through the shell cover. The pivot axle extends through the support portions, and has two end parts disposed at opposite lateral sides of the support portions and coupled rotatably to the shell cover. The driving axle extends through the support portions and is received in a limit groove of the shell base. The access portion is pivotable about the pivot axle from a closed position to an open position while the driving axle is positioned in the slide direction, thereby moving the pivot axle and the shell cover relative to the shell base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zhong-Hui Mao, Dong-Ying Chen, Zhang-Rong Jin, Hung-Ming Chang
  • Publication number: 20130330149
    Abstract: A screw post is detachably screwed with a self-tapping screw. The screw post includes a post body and a rib structure. The post body has an approximately triangular hollow structure formed therein. The approximately triangular hollow structure has three arc-shaped sides. The rib structure protrudes from an outer surface of the post body corresponding to at least one of the three arc-shaped sides in an axially-extending manner. The self-tapping screw is screwed into the approximately triangular hollow structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dong-Ying Chen, Zhong-hui Mao
  • Publication number: 20130314856
    Abstract: A panel having positioning function is disclosed in the present invention. The panel includes a body covering an opening on an extrusion casing, and a positioning mechanism having at least one position set. The position set includes a first rib disposed on a first side of the body, a first contact portion disposed on the first rib and contacting against an inner surface of the extrusion casing, a second rib disposed on a second side of the body, and a second contact portion disposed on the second rib and contacting against the other inner surface of the extrusion casing. A position of the second rib on the second side is symmetrized to a position of the first rib on the first side, so that the panel can align with the extrusion casing due to deformation of the position set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zhong-hui Mao, Dong-Ying Chen
  • Publication number: 20120286133
    Abstract: A support device is adapted to be attached on a housing body of an electronic device. The support device includes a support leg and a movable unit. The support leg includes at least one first hook engaging separably at least one first hooking groove of the housing body. The movable unit is connected movably to the support leg, and has a second hook engaging separably a second hooking groove of the housing body. The second hook is movable relative to the first hook against a resilient force of a resilient element from an engaging position, where the first and second hook are not permitted to be disengaged from the first and second hooking grooves, to a releasing position, where the first and second hooks are permitted to be disengaged from the first and second hooking grooves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dong-Ying Chen, Shing-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 8087628
    Abstract: A fixing mechanism includes a housing, a clamping component installed on the housing for clamping a display, a driving component connected to the clamping component for driving the clamping component in a first direction, and an elastic component installed inside the housing and connected to the driving component for providing an elastic force to the driving component in a second direction so that the clamping component is capable of clamping the display in a horizontal direction and a perpendicular direction. The first direction and the second direction are different from the horizontal direction and the perpendicular direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Dong-Ying Chen, Hung-Chang Huang
  • Patent number: 8020821
    Abstract: A wall hanger includes first and second components. The first component includes a first main body for mounting to a computer device, an insert member provided on the first main body, and a first engaging member provided on the first main body and located above the insert member. The second component includes a second main body for mounting to a wall surface, an insertion groove portion provided on the second main body, and a second engaging member provided on the second main body and located above the insertion groove portion. The insert member is inserted into the insertion groove portion along an insertion direction until the first engaging member is brought into engagement with the second engaging member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Dong-Ying Chen, Hung-Chang Huang
  • Publication number: 20100176261
    Abstract: A wall hanger includes first and second components. The first component includes a first main body for mounting to a computer device, an insert member provided on the first main body, and a first engaging member provided on the first main body and located above the insert member. The second component includes a second main body for mounting to a wall surface, an insertion groove portion provided on the second main body, and a second engaging member provided on the second main body and located above the insertion groove portion. The insert member is inserted into the insertion groove portion along an insertion direction until the first engaging member is brought into engagement with the second engaging member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Dong-Ying CHEN, Hung-Chang HUANG
  • Publication number: 20100171006
    Abstract: A fixing mechanism includes a housing, a clamping component installed on the housing for clamping a display, a driving component connected to the clamping component for driving the clamping component in a first direction, and an elastic component installed inside the housing and connected to the driving component for providing an elastic force to the driving component in a second direction so that the clamping component is capable of clamping the display in a horizontal direction and a perpendicular direction. The first direction and the second direction are different from the horizontal direction and the perpendicular direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventors: Dong-Ying Chen, Hung-Chang Huang