Patents by Inventor Eric Liao

Eric 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: 20180056486
    Abstract: A clamping device for clamping soft sheets includes: a body, a first clamping member and a second clamping member. The first and second clamping members are affixed to the body and pivotable in opposite directions. The second clamping member includes a second toothed section to be engaged with or disengaged from the first toothed section of the first clamping member, and the second toothed section is engaged with the first toothed section in the engaging area, so that, when the soft sheet is clamped between the first and second toothed sections and pulled toward the inserting area, the first and second toothed sections will be engaged with each other in the engaging area to make it difficult for the soft sheet to slip out of the first and second toothed sections, which consequently improves the clamping force for clamping the gripping force for gripping the soft sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventor: Eric LIAO
  • Patent number: 9713821
    Abstract: A coating device provided for connection to a discharge pipe of a coating container, includes a guide base and a cover. The cover is pivoted to the connecting end of the guide base, so that the cover can cover the guide section of the guide base to close the coating device, and can also be pivoted with respect to the guide base to open the coating device, which makes it convenient for the user to take out the residue of coating material from the guide space, so that the coating device can be used repeatedly. Furthermore, the coating material is guided by the guide ribs and the cover ribs to flow evenly to each of the discharge holes, which ensures even distribution of the coating material from the coating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventor: Eric Liao
  • Publication number: 20170128974
    Abstract: A coating device provided for connection to a discharge pipe of a coating container, includes a guide base and a cover. The cover is pivoted to the connecting end of the guide base, so that the cover can cover the guide section of the guide base to close the coating device, and can also be pivoted with respect to the guide base to open the coating device, which makes it convenient for the user to take out the residue of coating material from the guide space, so that the coating device can be used repeatedly. Furthermore, the coating material is guided by the guide ribs and the cover ribs to flow evenly to each of the discharge holes, which ensures even distribution of the coating material from the coating device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventor: Eric LIAO
  • Patent number: 9376825
    Abstract: A multifunctional filler tool is a combination of three different tools, the trowel covers and slides along the scraper between the idle and active positions, namely, the trowel and the scraper do not increase the width of the entire multifunctional filler tool so as to limit the size of the multifunctional filler tool. When in the active position, the trowel fully covers the scraper, while the scraper does not interfere with the operation of the trowel. When in the idle position, the trowel moves away from the scraper while still keeping abutting against the scraper, namely, the trowel won't protrude in the upward direction to stick out of the scraper; therefore, the trowel does not interfere with the gripping of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Eric Liao
  • Publication number: 20150330091
    Abstract: A multifunctional filler tool is a combination of three different tools, the trowel covers and slides along the scraper between the idle and active positions, namely, the trowel and the scraper do not increase the width of the entire multifunctional filler tool so as to limit the size of the multifunctional filler tool. When in the active position, the trowel fully covers the scraper, while the scraper does not interfere with the operation of the trowel. When in the idle position, the trowel moves away from the scraper while still keeping abutting against the scraper, namely, the trowel won't protrude in the upward direction to stick out of the scraper; therefore, the trowel does not interfere with the gripping of the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventor: Eric LIAO
  • Patent number: 8845223
    Abstract: A sleeved leveling device with an anti-skid design is provided with a sleeve portion and a trimming portion formed at one end of the sleeve portion. Anti-skid ribs formed on the inner peripheral surface of the sleeve portion will produce friction with respect to the nozzle of the sealant gun to ensure that the sleeved leveling device can be firmly sleeved on the sealant gun without falling off. An injection hole of the leveling device has an obtuse angle which enables the sealant to flow out successfully even when the user doesn't hold the leveling device in a perpendicular position to the surface where a seam to be filled is located. Moreover, the inner trimming surface of the trimming portion is arc-shaped, so that remnant sealant will be collected in the center of the inner trimming surface without overflowing, and the cleanliness of seam-filling operation is assured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Eric Liao
  • Publication number: 20140212200
    Abstract: A sleeved leveling device with an anti-skid design is provided with a sleeve portion and a trimming portion formed at one end of the sleeve portion. Anti-skid ribs formed on the inner peripheral surface of the sleeve portion will produce friction with respect to the nozzle of the sealant gun to ensure that the sleeved leveling device can be firmly sleeved on the sealant gun without falling off. An injection hole of the leveling device has an obtuse angle which enables the sealant to flow out successfully even when the user doesn't hold the leveling device in a perpendicular position to the surface where a seam to be filled is located. Moreover, the inner trimming surface of the trimming portion is arc-shaped, so that remnant sealant will be collected in the center of the inner trimming surface without overflowing, and the cleanliness of seam-filling operation is assured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Eric LIAO
  • Patent number: 8726966
    Abstract: An adhesive substance removing tool is provided with a cracking tool and a scrapping assembly which are removably coupled to a base. The cracking tool is used to crack the adhesive substance by forming breaking lines on the surface of the adhesive substance, and then the scrapping assembly is used to scrape off the adhesive substance by starting from the breaking lines. The combination of the cracking tool and the scraping assembly allows the user to remove adhesive substance easily and completely. Besides, the cutting assembly of the cracking tool is able to move freely both in straight-line or circular fashion, and the cracking tool can be prevented from rotating or disengaging once it is positioned in place on the base. Hence, convenience and safety of use can both be assured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Eric Liao
  • Publication number: 20130227796
    Abstract: A multi-functional filler processor includes a handle and three tool bits. The first tool bit is formed at a first end of the handle. The second tool bit is connected to a second end of the handle. The third tool bit is movably attached to the handle between an idle position and an active position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventor: Eric Liao
  • Publication number: 20130029085
    Abstract: A conforming plate includes an upper face extending parallel to a lower face and facets each extending between the upper and lower faces. The upper face is smaller than the lower face, thus forming an edge between the lower face and each of the facets. The conforming plate further includes a concave facet extending on the lower face beneath one of the edge, thus providing the conforming plate with a thin portion to be pinched by a user's fingers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventor: Eric Liao
  • Publication number: 20130025093
    Abstract: A clip assembly includes a clip and a thumb screw mechanism. The clip includes two jaws each including two ends. The first end of the first jaw is connected to the first end of the second jaw. The thumb screw mechanism includes a bore defined in the first jaw, a screw extending into the bore from the second jaw, and a nut engaged with the screw. The nut includes a screw hole for receiving the screw, a first abutment unit for abutment against a side of the first jaw when the nut is rotated on the screw in a first direction and a second abutment unit for abutment against an opposite side of the first jaw when the nut is rotated on the screw in a second direction opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventor: Eric Liao
  • Publication number: 20110192950
    Abstract: A clip capable of attracting a paint brush includes a first clipping body, a second clipping body, and an elastic holder is disclosed. One side of each of the first clipping body and the second clipping is a clipping section while the other opposite side thereof is a force-exerting part. The first clipping body further has an accommodating part thereon for receiving the paint brush. The elastic holder has an upper wing and a lower wing respectively extending from the first clipping body and the second clipping body. The bridge section having a rectangular groove is formed at an intersection of the upper wing and the lower wing. A positioning pin is further provided to penetrate through the hinge of the first clipping body and the second clipping body and through the rectangular groove of the elastic holder. Thereby, the first clipping body and the second clipping body and the elastic holder pivotally connect to one another to form the clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventor: ERIC LIAO
  • Publication number: 20100162509
    Abstract: A tool for compressing and smoothing a bead of freshly applied fluent material in a joint at the intersection of two adjacent surfaces is provided. The tool includes a curved elongated handle comprising a front head, a friction section on an upper surface, a rear substantially vertical channel, a blade affixed to a front wall of the channel, and an extension projecting from the rear end; a flexible working member affixed to the head; and a flexible cap releasably secured onto the working member. Manipulation of the tool by hand by pressing the cap against a bead of freshly applied fluent material at the intersection of two adjacent surfaces while pulling causes the cap to flex to compress and smooth the bead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventor: Eric Liao
  • Publication number: 20100162573
    Abstract: A tool for removing a bead of caulk from a joint at the intersection of two adjacent surfaces is provided. The tool includes an arcute handle comprising a friction section on an upper surface; and a hollow scraping section at the head of the handle and comprising a left plane, a right plane, a front tip, a bottom tip, a front edge at the intersection of the left plane and the right plane, and a bottom edge. In one operating mode the front tip, the left plane, and the right plane are adapted to cut and lift the bead from the adjacent surfaces of the joint by inserting the front tip into the bead by pushing the tool. Preferably, the left plane is at an angle of about 90 degrees with respect to the right plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventor: Eric Liao
  • Publication number: 20100033403
    Abstract: Methods and systems for use of a portable monitor display (PMD) are provided. In one embodiment, the PMD is used selectively either as a remote monitor or as a dual monitor to a computer based on a distance between the computer and the PMD. In one embodiment, the PMD is used to provide secure access to a computer server. In one embodiment, the multiple PMDs communicate with a given computer to provide a conference and/or shared operation setting. In one embodiment, the PMD is used as a visual remote controller for one or more media devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: MEDL Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eric Liao
  • Patent number: 7243399
    Abstract: A wrapping device for packages includes a tying member having two or more arms each having a longitudinal bore and an orifice perpendicular to and communicating with the bore, and a tying cord engaged into the bores and the orifices of the arms, to form two right angle bent portions, and to allow the tying cord to be solidly engaged and retained within the bores and the orifices of the arms. The arms each includes a longitudinal passage communicating with the bore and the orifice, and having a smaller width, to retain the tying cord within the bores of the arms. The arms each includes one or more catches or teeth to engage with and to catch and retain the tying cord within the bores of the arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Inventor: Eric Liao
  • Patent number: D552978
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Inventor: Eric Liao
  • Patent number: D601598
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Inventors: Ching-Sen Yang, Eric Liao
  • Patent number: D790309
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventor: Eric Liao
  • Patent number: D821855
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Eric Liao