Patents by Inventor Hsuan-Sen Shiao

Hsuan-Sen Shiao 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: 9895793
    Abstract: A speed-selectable hand tool includes a handle, a cage member fixed to the handle, a shaft member extending into the cage member, a sleeve member sleeved on the shaft member and extending into the cage member, a plurality of transmission members each meshing with the shaft member and the sleeve member, a plurality of pawls mounted to the cage, a knob surrounding the pawls, and an outer casing mounted with the transmission members. The speed-selectable hand tool is operable to serve as a non-ratcheting hand tool or a ratcheting hand tool by rotating the knob relative to the cage member to actuate the pawls. The rotational speed of the shaft member relative to the handle is selectable through operation of the outer casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Hsuan-Sen Shiao
  • Publication number: 20160375562
    Abstract: A speed-selectable hand tool includes a handle, a cage member fixed to the handle, a shaft member extending into the cage member, a sleeve member sleeved on the shaft member and extending into the cage member, a plurality of transmission members each meshing with the shaft member and the sleeve member, a plurality of pawls mounted to the cage, a knob surrounding the pawls, and an outer casing mounted with the transmission members. The speed-selectable hand tool is operable to serve as a non-ratcheting hand tool or a ratcheting hand tool by rotating the knob relative to the cage member to actuate the pawls. The rotational speed of the shaft member relative to the handle is selectable through operation of the outer casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventor: Hsuan-Sen Shiao
  • Publication number: 20160288304
    Abstract: An electronic torque wrench includes a handle unit, a turning unit, a sensor unit, an operating unit, and a processor unit electrically connected to the sensor unit and the operating unit. The turning unit includes a wrench head member, first and second positioners, and a sleeve. The wrench head member has a head portion, a strain-measurement portion, and a shaft portion extending from the strain-measurement portion and rotatably received in the sleeve. The first and second positioners are connected to opposite ends of the shaft portion and exposed from the sleeve. The first positioner retains the wrench head member at a predetermined angular position relative to the sleeve and the handle unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventor: Hsuan-Sen Shiao
  • Publication number: 20130330140
    Abstract: A reversible tool assembly includes a main member, a driven unit for driving the main member to rotate about an axis, first and second movable members coupled respectively to the main member and movable in the direction of the axis, and a reversible tool unit mounted pivotally between the first and second movable members. The reversible tool unit is movable together with the first and second movable members between an extended position, where pivot action thereof is permitted, and a retracted position, where pivot action thereof is not permitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Hsuan-Sen SHIAO
  • Patent number: 8096516
    Abstract: A tool storage device is adapted for retaining a hand tool thereon, and includes a seat engaging component and a storage unit. The seat engaging component includes a web wall, and top and bottom walls cooperating with the web wall to define a receiving space. Each of the top and bottom walls has a distal edge. The distal edges cooperatively define an opening in spatial communication with the receiving space. The storage unit includes a slidable seat that has a connecting portion extending into the receiving space through the opening, a positioning plate connected to an outer end of the connecting portion and mounted with a positioning seat, and upper and lower engaging components disposed in the receiving space, each extending from an inner end of the connecting portion and abutting resiliently against the web wall of the seat engaging component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Inventor: Hsuan-Sen Shiao
  • Patent number: 7798336
    Abstract: A magnetic tool storage rack includes a main rack body having a positioning wall, and a magnetic assembly. The magnetic assembly includes a fixing unit and a magnet unit. The fixing unit is installed on the positioning wall and is made from a non-magnetic material. The fixing unit defines a receiving space, and has an opening formed in one side opposite to the positioning wall and in spatial communication with the receiving space. The magnet unit includes at least two magnet components, each of which is disposed in the receiving space, has a wall contacting part that extends through the opening in the fixing unit, and is movable linearly in the receiving space in directions toward and away from the positioning wall of the main rack body to result in a variable length of the wall contacting part that extends through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Inventor: Hsuan-Sen Shiao
  • Publication number: 20100025562
    Abstract: A tool storage device is adapted for retaining a hand tool thereon, and includes a seat engaging component and a storage unit. The seat engaging component includes a web wall, and top and bottom walls cooperating with the web wall to define a receiving space. Each of the top and bottom walls has a distal edge. The distal edges cooperatively define an opening in spatial communication with the receiving space. The storage unit includes a slidable seat that has a connecting portion extending into the receiving space through the opening, a positioning plate connected to an outer end of the connecting portion and mounted with a positioning seat, and upper and lower engaging components disposed in the receiving space, each extending from an inner end of the connecting portion and abutting resiliently against the web wall of the seat engaging component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventor: Hsuan-Sen Shiao
  • Patent number: 7540220
    Abstract: An electronic torque wrench includes a tubular housing having a receiving space, a working unit having an abutment portion extending into the receiving space, a strain sensor provided in the working unit, and a trip unit disposed in the receiving space and including a cylinder having a chamber containing hydraulic fluid, a trip element disposed movably between the abutment portion and the cylinder and having a seat portion, and a control element connected to the cylinder for pressurizing or depressurizing the hydraulic fluid so as to permit the abutment portion to be seated on or to move away from a center of the seat portion. A central processor is connected electrically to the strain sensor and the control element, and controls the control element to depressurize the hydraulic fluid when an applied torque measured by the strain sensor is larger than a preset reference torque value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Inventor: Hsuan-Sen Shiao
  • Publication number: 20090107306
    Abstract: An electronic torque wrench includes a tubular housing having a receiving space, a working unit having an abutment portion extending into the receiving space, a strain sensor provided in the working unit, and a trip unit disposed in the receiving space and including a cylinder having a chamber containing hydraulic fluid, a trip element disposed movably between the abutment portion and the cylinder and having a seat portion, and a control element connected to the cylinder for pressurizing or depressurizing the hydraulic fluid so as to permit the abutment portion to be seated on or to move away from a center of the seat portion. A central processor is connected electrically to the strain sensor and the control element, and controls the control element to depressurize the hydraulic fluid when an applied torque measured by the strain sensor is larger than a preset reference torque value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventor: Hsuan-Sen Shiao
  • Patent number: 7475605
    Abstract: An electronic torque wrench includes a wrench body and a torsion meter. The wrench body includes a head portion, and a neck portion connected to the head portion. The torsion meter includes a strain sensor provided on the neck portion, and a processing unit connected electrically to the strain sensor and disposed in the wrench body. A conductive shield surrounds at least the strain sensor, and is connected electrically to the torsion meter for providing protection against electromagnetic interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Inventor: Hsuan-Sen Shiao
  • Patent number: 7458297
    Abstract: An electronic torque wrench includes a tubular housing having a surrounding wall confining a receiving space, a working unit having a shank portion extending axially into the receiving space and pivoted to the surrounding wall at a pivot point, a strain sensor provided in the working unit, a trip unit having at least one driven element disposed in the shank portion, and a central processor connected electrically to the strain sensor and the trip unit. The driven element is movable to a tripping position, in which the driven element is not pressed tightly against the surrounding wall so that the working unit is permitted to pivot relative to the tubular housing. The central processor controls and moves the driven element to the tripping position when an applied torque measured by the strain sensor is larger than a preset reference torque value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Inventor: Hsuan-Sen Shiao
  • Publication number: 20080251476
    Abstract: A magnetic tool storage rack includes a main rack body having a positioning wall, and a magnetic assembly. The magnetic assembly includes a fixing unit and a magnet unit. The fixing unit is installed on the positioning wall and is made from a non-magnetic material. The fixing unit defines a receiving space, and has an opening formed in one side opposite to the positioning wall and in spatial communication with the receiving space. The magnet unit includes at least two magnet components, each of which is disposed in the receiving space, has a wall contacting part that extends through the opening in the fixing unit, and is movable linearly in the receiving space in directions toward and away from the positioning wall of the main rack body to result in a variable length of the wall contacting part that extends through the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventor: Hsuan-Sen SHIAO
  • Patent number: 7415897
    Abstract: An electronic torque wrench includes a head portion, a handle portion connected to the head portion and having a receiving space, a strain sensor unit disposed in the head portion, and an indicator unit disposed in the receiving space and having a moving unit. The handle portion further has a tubular wall with a through hole communicated with the receiving space. The moving unit has a touching member aligned with the through hole and movable between first and second positions, where the touching member protrudes outwardly of and retracts into the through hole, respectively. A controlling unit is connected electrically to the strain sensor unit and the moving unit, and actuates the touching member when the strain sensor unit detects a torque that is larger than a reference torque level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Inventor: Hsuan-Sen Shiao
  • Publication number: 20080156111
    Abstract: An electronic torque wrench includes a wrench body and a torsion meter. The wrench body includes a head portion, and a neck portion connected to the head portion. The torsion meter includes a strain sensor provided on the neck portion, and a processing unit connected electrically to the strain sensor and disposed in the wrench body. A conductive shield surrounds at least the strain sensor, and is connected electrically to the torsion meter for providing protection against electromagnetic interference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2007
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventor: Hsuan-Sen Shiao
  • Publication number: 20080134845
    Abstract: An electronic torque wrench includes a head portion, a handle portion connected to the head portion and having a receiving space, a strain sensor unit disposed in the head portion, and an indicator unit disposed in the receiving space and having a moving unit. The handle portion further has a tubular wall with a through hole communicated with the receiving space. The moving unit has a touching member aligned with the through hole and movable between first and second positions, where the touching member protrudes outwardly of and retracts into the through hole, respectively. A controlling unit is connected electrically to the strain sensor unit and the moving unit, and actuates the touching member when the strain sensor unit detects a torque that is larger than a reference torque level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventor: Hsuan-Sen Shiao
  • Publication number: 20080056836
    Abstract: An edged clamping device for clamping a drill bit includes: a housing including a middle section that defines a jaw-receiving space therein and that has upper and lower ends, the housing further including a cylindrical section that has a connecting portion extending from the middle section and a tapered end portion, and a cap formed with a threaded hole, the cylindrical section being formed with a notch defined by an edged wall which extends through the tapered end portion and into the connecting portion; a plurality of spring-biased jaws disposed in the jaw-receiving space, defining a clamping channel thereamong, and movable relative to the housing so as to permit adjustment of a diameter of the clamping channel; and a hollow driving rod extending threadedly through the threaded hole in the cap into the housing to abut against the jaws so as to permit adjustment of the diameter of the clamping channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventor: Hsuan-Sen Shiao
  • Patent number: D575603
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Inventor: Hsuan-Sen Shiao
  • Patent number: D575972
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Inventor: Hsuan-Sen Shiao
  • Patent number: D580720
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Inventor: Hsuan-Sen Shiao
  • Patent number: D605006
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Inventor: Hsuan-Sen Shiao