Patents by Inventor Huei-Ting Chuang

Huei-Ting Chuang 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: 11226659
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a host, a display, a sliding plate, and a keyboard. The host has an operating surface. The display is pivoted to the host. The sliding plate is slidably disposed in the host, where the display is mechanically coupled to the sliding plate, and the sliding plate includes a plat portion and a recess portion that are arranged side by side. The keyboard is integrated to the host. The keyboard includes a key structure, where the key structure includes a key cap and a reciprocating element, and the key cap is exposed from the operating surface of the host. The reciprocating element is disposed between the key cap and the sliding plate and has a first end connected to the key cap and a second end contacting the sliding plate. The second end is located on a sliding path of the plat portion and the recess portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Chen, Shun-Bin Chen, Huei-Ting Chuang, Yen-Chieh Chiu, Yu-Wen Lin, Yen-Chou Chueh, Po-Yi Lee
  • Publication number: 20210223824
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a host, a display, a sliding plate, and a keyboard. The host has an operating surface. The display is pivoted to the host. The sliding plate is slidably disposed in the host, where the display is mechanically coupled to the sliding plate, and the sliding plate includes a plat portion and a recess portion that are arranged side by side. The keyboard is integrated to the host. The keyboard includes a key structure, where the key structure includes a key cap and a reciprocating element, and the key cap is exposed from the operating surface of the host. The reciprocating element is disposed between the key cap and the sliding plate and has a first end connected to the key cap and a second end contacting the sliding plate. The second end is located on a sliding path of the plat portion and the recess portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Chen, Shun-Bin Chen, Huei-Ting Chuang, Yen-Chieh Chiu, Yu-Wen Lin, Yen-Chou Chueh, Po-Yi Lee
  • Publication number: 20210165463
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a casing, a driven component, a magnetic component and an electromagnetic component. The casing has an outer surface, an inner surface, and an accommodating groove penetrating through the outer surface and the inner surface. The driven component is movably disposed in the accommodating groove. The magnetic component is connected to the driven component. The electromagnetic component is aligned with the magnetic component, and the magnetic component and the electromagnetic component are located at the same side of the inner surface. When the electromagnetic component isn't powered, the magnetic component and the electromagnetic component are attracted to each other, and the driven component is positioned at a first position. When the electromagnetic component is powered, the magnetic component and the electromagnetic component are repulsed to each other so as to drive the driven component to move from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Chen, Ming-Feng Hsieh, Ju-Hsien Weng, Tzu-Hsiang Chang, Zheng-Yan Lee, Yu-Ming Lin, Huei-Ting Chuang, Shun-Bin Chen
  • Publication number: 20210142964
    Abstract: A key structure including a base, a light sensing module, a carrier, a magnetic member, a cap, and a scissor structure are provided. The light sensing module is disposed at the base. The carrier is located above the base. The magnetic member is disposed on the carrier. The cap is adapted to be assembled to the carrier via a magnetic attracting force of the magnetic member or adapted to be detached from the carrier via overcoming the magnetic attracting force of the magnetic member. The scissor structure is connected between the base and the carrier. The carrier and the cap disposed thereon move up and down relative to the base via the scissor structure. An orthogonal projection of the magnetic member on the base is not overlapped with an orthogonal projection of the light sensing module on the base. A keyboard is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Chen, Shun-Bin Chen, Huei-Ting Chuang, Wen-Chieh Tai, Yi-Hsin Pan
  • Patent number: 10963017
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a casing, a driven component, a magnetic component and an electromagnetic component. The casing has an outer surface, an inner surface, and an accommodating groove penetrating through the outer surface and the inner surface. The driven component is movably disposed in the accommodating groove. The magnetic component is connected to the driven component. The electromagnetic component is aligned with the magnetic component, and the magnetic component and the electromagnetic component are located at the same side of the inner surface. When the electromagnetic component isn't powered, the magnetic component and the electromagnetic component are attracted to each other, and the driven component is positioned at a first position. When the electromagnetic component is powered, the magnetic component and the electromagnetic component are repulsed to each other so as to drive the driven component to move from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Chen, Ming-Feng Hsieh, Ju-Hsien Weng, Tzu-Hsiang Chang, Zheng-Yan Lee, Yu-Ming Lin, Huei-Ting Chuang, Shun-Bin Chen
  • Patent number: 10802539
    Abstract: An electronic device including a body, an input module, and an engaging mechanism is provided. The input module is movably disposed at the body and adapted to move along an axial direction. The engaging mechanism includes a first engaging portion and a second engaging portion. The first engaging portion is connected to the input module. The second engaging portion is movably connected to the body and is adapted to move with a traction of gravity. When the axial direction has a first angle with respect to a direction of gravity, the second engaging portion is away from the first engaging portion so that the input module is adapted to move along the axial direction. When the axial direction has a second angle with respect to the direction of gravity, the second engaging portion is engaged with the first engaging portion to limit the movement of the input module in the axial direction, and the first angle is greater than the second angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Chen, Wen-Chieh Tai, Shun-Bin Chen, Huei-Ting Chuang
  • Publication number: 20200174524
    Abstract: An electronic device including a body, an input module, and an engaging mechanism is provided. The input module is movably disposed at the body and adapted to move along an axial direction. The engaging mechanism includes a first engaging portion and a second engaging portion. The first engaging portion is connected to the input module. The second engaging portion is movably connected to the body and is adapted to move with a traction of gravity. When the axial direction has a first angle with respect to a direction of gravity, the second engaging portion is away from the first engaging portion so that the input module is adapted to move along the axial direction. When the axial direction has a second angle with respect to the direction of gravity, the second engaging portion is engaged with the first engaging portion to limit the movement of the input module in the axial direction, and the first angle is greater than the second angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Chen, Wen-Chieh Tai, Shun-Bin Chen, Huei-Ting Chuang
  • Patent number: 10606310
    Abstract: An electronic device including a body, an input module, and an engaging mechanism is provided. The input module is movably disposed at the body and adapted to move along an axial direction. The engaging mechanism includes a first engaging portion and a second engaging portion. The first engaging portion is connected to the input module. The second engaging portion is movably connected to the body. When the axial direction has a first angle with respect to a direction of gravity, the second engaging portion is away from the first engaging portion so that the input module is adapted to move along the axial direction. When the axial direction has a second angle with respect to the direction of gravity, the second engaging portion is engaged with the first engaging portion to limit the movement of the input module in the axial direction, and the first angle is greater than the second angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Chen, Wen-Chieh Tai, Shun-Bin Chen, Huei-Ting Chuang
  • Publication number: 20200051758
    Abstract: A keyboard, an electronic device and an assembly method of the keyboard are provided. The electronic device includes a display, the keyboard and a host, wherein the display and the keyboard are electrically connected with the host. The keyboard includes a thin film circuit (TFC) board and multiple buttons. The TFC board has multiple membrane switches with the buttons correspond to the membrane switches, and each of the buttons includes a keycap and a scissor foot. The keycap is used to be pressed to make the corresponding switch being turned on. The keycap includes a cap body and a resetting member, wherein the cap body and the resetting member are formed as an integral, and the scissor feet are connected between the keycap and the TFC board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Chen, Huei-Ting Chuang, Shun-Bin Chen
  • Patent number: 10520990
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first body, a hinge structure, a second body, a cover plate, a fulcrum, a lever element, a stand and a second gear. The first body has a convection groove and an accommodation groove. The hinge structure includes a driving element and a first gear arranged at the first body. The second body is pivoted to the first body through the hinge structure. The cover plate is movably disposed at the first body. The fulcrum is disposed at the first body. The lever element is pivoted to the fulcrum, wherein the lever element includes a first end and a second end. The driving element abuts against the first end, and the second end is movably coupled to the cover plate. The stand is movably disposed at the first body. The second gear is connected to the stand and coupled to the first gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Chen, Huei-Ting Chuang, Shun-Bin Chen, Kai-Yu Chuang, Yen-Chieh Chiu
  • Publication number: 20190369676
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a casing, a driven component, a magnetic component and an electromagnetic component. The casing has an outer surface, an inner surface, and an accommodating groove penetrating through the outer surface and the inner surface. The driven component is movably disposed in the accommodating groove. The magnetic component is connected to the driven component. The electromagnetic component is aligned with the magnetic component, and the magnetic component and the electromagnetic component are located at the same side of the inner surface. When the electromagnetic component isn't powered, the magnetic component and the electromagnetic component are attracted to each other, and the driven component is positioned at a first position. When the electromagnetic component is powered, the magnetic component and the electromagnetic component are repulsed to each other so as to drive the driven component to move from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Chen, Ming-Feng Hsieh, Ju-Hsien Weng, Tzu-Hsiang Chang, Zheng-Yan Lee, Yu-Ming Lin, Huei-Ting Chuang, Shun-Bin Chen
  • Publication number: 20190369677
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first body, a hinge structure, a second body, a cover plate, a fulcrum, a lever element, a stand and a second gear. The first body has a convection groove and an accommodation groove. The hinge structure includes a driving element and a first gear arranged at the first body. The second body is pivoted to the first body through the hinge structure. The cover plate is movably disposed at the first body. The fulcrum is disposed at the first body. The lever element is pivoted to the fulcrum, wherein the lever element includes a first end and a second end. The driving element abuts against the first end, and the second end is movably coupled to the cover plate. The stand is movably disposed at the first body. The second gear is connected to the stand and coupled to the first gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Chen, Huei-Ting Chuang, Shun-Bin Chen, Kai-Yu Chuang, Yen-Chieh Chiu
  • Publication number: 20190200484
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a body and a shape memory element. The body includes an opening at a bottom surface of the electronic device. The shape memory element is twistably disposed in the opening, extended along an axis, and includes a first end which is fixed on the body, and a second end relative to the first end. When the temperature of the shape memory element is below a predetermined temperature range, the shape memory element is in a first shape and the second end is positioned inside the opening. When the temperature of the shape memory element is greater than the predetermined temperature range, the shape memory element is twisted to deform into a second shape, and the second end protrudes out of the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Chen, Hsueh-Chih Peng, Shun-Bin Chen, Huei-Ting Chuang, Pao-Min Huang
  • Patent number: 10289176
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first body, a second body, a shaft, a cam, a cover plate, a fulcrum and a lever element. The first body has a convection groove. The shaft is connected to the second body. The fulcrum is connected to the shaft and disposed in the first body. The second body is pivoted to the first body through the shaft and the cam. The cover plate is movably disposed on the first body and configured to operably hide the convection groove. The fulcrum is disposed in the first body. The lever element is disposed in the first body and pivots about the fulcrum. The lever element includes a first end and a second end, respectively located at two opposite sides of the fulcrum. The cam abuts against the first end, and the second end is movably coupled to the cover plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Chen, Huei-Ting Chuang, Shun-Bin Chen, Kai-Yu Chuang, Yen-Chieh Chiu
  • Patent number: 10082832
    Abstract: A display device including a main display and two sub-displays is provided. The main display has main display surface and a first frame area surrounding the main display surface. The two sub-displays are movably connected with the main display, wherein the two sub-displays are arranged side by side on the main display and cover the main display surface and the first frame area. Each of the sub-displays has a sub-display surface and a second frame area surrounding the sub-display surface. One side of each of the sub-display surfaces is exposed from the corresponding second frame area, and the two sides are aligned and attached together. After the two sub-displays are respectively moved relative to the main display along two opposite moving directions so as to separate the two sides from each other, the main display is exposed to the outside. An electronic device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Jian-Siang Wang, Shun-Bin Chen, Han-Tsung Shen, Huei-Ting Chuang
  • Patent number: 9933815
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display module, a movable member, a base, and a biasing element. The display module has a housing and a guiding member fixed thereto. The guiding member has an angled surface, and the housing has an opening. The movable member is disposed in the display module and has a through hole. The biasing element is disposed in the through hole and adjacent to the angled surface. The base has a main body and a connecting member, wherein the connecting member is connected to the main body and detachably connected to the display module. When the connecting member is inserted into the display module through the opening along a first direction, the connecting member pushes the movable member to move along a second direction with respect to the housing, and the movable member forces the biasing element to contact the connecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: ACER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Yu-Chin Huang, Chien-Yun Hsu, Po-Yi Lee, Yu-Nan Lin, Huei-Ting Chuang
  • Publication number: 20170344054
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display module, a movable member, a base, and a biasing element. The display module has a housing and a guiding member fixed thereto. The guiding member has an angled surface, and the housing has an opening. The movable member is disposed in the display module and has a through hole. The biasing element is disposed in the through hole and adjacent to the angled surface. The base has a main body and a connecting member, wherein the connecting member is connected to the main body and detachably connected to the display module. When the connecting member is inserted into the display module through the opening along a first direction, the connecting member pushes the movable member to move along a second direction with respect to the housing, and the movable member forces the biasing element to contact the connecting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Yu-Chin HUANG, Chien-Yun HSU, Po-Yi LEE, Yu-Nan LIN, Huei-Ting CHUANG
  • Publication number: 20170282060
    Abstract: An input device installed on a housing includes a casing, a first input module, a second input module and a fixing mechanism. The casing has a first face and a second face opposite to the first face. The first input module is disposed on the first face. The second input module is disposed on the second face. The fixing mechanism is disposed on at least one of the casing and the housing. When the casing is oriented with the first face facing the housing to be installed into the housing, the fixing mechanism fixes the casing, such that the second input module is exposed on the casing. When the casing is oriented with the second face facing the housing to be installed into the housing, the fixing mechanism fixes the casing, such that the first input module is exposed on the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Jian-Siang Wang, Hung-Chi Chen, Huei-Ting Chuang, Yi-Chang Yeh
  • Patent number: 9534432
    Abstract: A hinge structure including a first shaft, a second shaft and a moving component is provided. The first shaft and the second shaft respectively have a guiding portion and a first screw thread and a second screw thread located at the guiding portion. Each of the first screw threads is connected to the corresponding second screw thread. The moving component is respectively coupled to the two guiding portions. When the first shaft and the second shaft rotate with each other through the moving component to switch between a first state and a second state, the moving component is guided by the first screw threads and the second screw threads to move along a direction parallel to the first shaft back and forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Po-Yi Lee, Yi-Chang Yeh, Huei-Ting Chuang
  • Publication number: 20160326786
    Abstract: A hinge structure including a first shaft, a second shaft and a moving component is provided. The first shaft and the second shaft respectively have a guiding portion and a first screw thread and a second screw thread located at the guiding portion. Each of the first screw threads is connected to the corresponding second screw thread. The moving component is respectively coupled to the two guiding portions. When the first shaft and the second shaft rotate with each other through the moving component to switch between a first state and a second state, the moving component is guided by the first screw threads and the second screw threads to move along a direction parallel to the first shaft back and forth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Po-Yi Lee, Yi-Chang Yeh, Huei-Ting Chuang