Patents by Inventor Jui Chien Chen

Jui Chien 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: 11821183
    Abstract: A faucet assembly for rapid assembly of dual water sources includes a main body, a socket, a positioning member and a water pipe, wherein the main body includes a base and an extending pipe. The socket is arranged inside the base, the positioning member restricts the axial displacement of the socket, and the water pipe enters the extending pipe through the socket and the base. The water pipe includes an outer pipe, an inner pipe, and a water inlet structure, wherein the inner pipe is arranged inside the outer pipe, the outer pipe and the inner pipe are respectively connected to the water inlet structure, and the water inlet structure is laterally embedded in the water inlet structure. Water from different water sources enters the outer and inner pipes through the water inlet structure respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventors: Jui-Chien Chen, Jui-Ching Chen
  • Publication number: 20230136123
    Abstract: A faucet assembly for rapid assembly of dual water sources includes a main body, a socket, a positioning member and a water pipe, wherein the main body includes a base and an extending pipe. The socket is arranged inside the base, the positioning member restricts the axial displacement of the socket, and the water pipe enters the extending pipe through the socket and the base. The water pipe includes an outer pipe, an inner pipe, and a water inlet structure, wherein the inner pipe is arranged inside the outer pipe, the outer pipe and the inner pipe are respectively connected to the water inlet structure, and the water inlet structure is laterally embedded in the water inlet structure. Water from different water sources enters the outer and inner pipes through the water inlet structure respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Publication date: May 4, 2023
    Inventors: Jui-Chien CHEN, Jui-Ching CHEN
  • Publication number: 20220154439
    Abstract: A faucet that can be equipped with an air gap device, which includes a base, a main body and a control valve, wherein a chamber is formed inside the base, and an air gap device is arranged in the chamber accordingly. The main body is set on the top edge of the base, and the control valve is set inside the main body; a gap is formed between the base and the main body, the gap communicates with the chamber, and the air enters or leaves the chamber through the gap. The overall appearance of the faucet has no visually attractive vents, so the integrity of the appearance can be maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Jui-Chien CHEN, Jui-Ching CHEN
  • Patent number: 11313111
    Abstract: A faucet that can be equipped with an air gap device, which includes a base, a main body and a control valve, wherein a chamber is formed inside the base, and an air gap device is arranged in the chamber accordingly. The main body is set on the top edge of the base, and the control valve is set inside the main body; a gap is formed between the base and the main body, the gap communicates with the chamber, and the air enters or leaves the chamber through the gap. The overall appearance of the faucet has no visually attractive vents, so the integrity of the appearance can be maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Jui-Chien Chen, Jui-Ching Chen
  • Patent number: 10260215
    Abstract: A faucet with a rotatable outlet structure includes a main body, a valve assembly disposed in the main body, a connecting structure rotatably received in the main body, an outlet structure rotatably mounted onto the main body and a control lever connected to the valve assembly, wherein the outlet structure includes an outer tube and an inner tube received in the outer tube. The outer tube is engaged to the connecting structure and the inner tube is securely sleeved on the connecting structure. Consequently, the inner tube is rotated with the outer tube when the outer tube is rotated relative to the main body such that inner tube does not need to be twisted when the outer tube is rotated relative to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Jui-Chien Chen, Jui-Ching Chen
  • Publication number: 20190055719
    Abstract: A faucet with a rotatable outlet structure includes a main body, a spool disposed in the main body, a connecting structure rotatably received in the main body, an outlet structure rotatably mounted onto the main body and a control lever connected to the spool, wherein the outlet structure includes an outer tube and an inner tube received in the outer tube. The outer tube is engaged to the connecting structure and the inner tube is securely sleeved on the connecting structure. Consequently, the inner tube is rotated with the outer tube when the outer tube is rotated relative to the main body such that inner tube does not be twisted when the outer tube is rotated relative to the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Jui-Chien CHEN, Jui-Ching CHEN
  • Publication number: 20160326730
    Abstract: A faucet has a main body, a cold water control device mounted onto a first end of the main body, a hot water control device mounted onto a second end of the main body and an outlet device mounted onto a top of the main body. The cold water control device selectively guides cold water flowing into the main body and flowing out from the outlet device. A drive device is laterally mounted onto the hot water control device for driving the hot water control device to selectively guide hot water flowing into the main body and flowing out from the outlet device. The drive device has a first magnet secured to a tube in a casing of the drive device and a second magnet disposed on a clutch shaft of the drive device to provide a repelling force for the clutch shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Jui-Chien CHEN, Jui-Ching CHEN
  • Patent number: 9481985
    Abstract: A faucet has a main body, a cold water control device mounted onto a first end of the main body, a hot water control device mounted onto a second end of the main body and an outlet device mounted onto a top of the main body. The cold water control device selectively guides cold water flowing into the main body and flowing out from the outlet device. A drive device is laterally mounted onto the hot water control device for driving the hot water control device to selectively guide hot water flowing into the main body and flowing out from the outlet device. The drive device has a first magnet secured to a tube in a casing of the drive device and a second magnet disposed on a clutch shaft of the drive device to provide a repelling force for the clutch shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventors: Jui-Chien Chen, Jui-Ching Chen
  • Patent number: 9429246
    Abstract: A faucet includes a faucet body, a switch unit and a monitoring device. The switch unit is coupled rotatably to the faucet body. The monitoring device is mounted to the switch unit and includes an angle detector, a microprocessor and an alert unit. The angle detector is for detecting angular rotation of the switch unit, and is for generating angle information. The microprocessor is for receiving the angle information, for recording a cumulative time period within which the switch unit is in an open state, and for calculating an outflow value accordingly. The microprocessor generates an alert signal for the alert unit upon determining that the outflow value has reached a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventors: Jui-Chien Chen, Jui-Ching Chen
  • Patent number: 8714198
    Abstract: An improved faucet control valve has a valve seat, a spring, a one-piece valve stem, an expanded end, a flexible hooking portion and a control unit. The one-piece valve stem manufactured integrally enables to realize convenient manufacturing, cost reduction and structural simplification of control members. The one-piece valve stem is only required to penetrate the valve port of the valve seat from top to bottom, enabling engagement of the flexible hooking portion for simple and fast assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventors: Jui-Chien Chen, Jui-Ching Chen
  • Publication number: 20130074938
    Abstract: A faucet includes a faucet body, a switch unit and a monitoring device. The switch unit is coupled rotatably to the faucet body. The monitoring device is mounted to the switch unit and includes an angle detector, a microprocessor and an alert unit. The angle detector is for detecting angular rotation of the switch unit, and is for generating angle information. The microprocessor is for receiving the angle information, for recording a cumulative time period within which the switch unit is in an open state, and for calculating an outflow value accordingly. The microprocessor generates an alert signal for the alert unit upon determining that the outflow value has reached a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Jui-Chien Chen, Jui-Ching Chen
  • Patent number: 7997513
    Abstract: The present invention provides an oscillating faucet structure of a dual-outlet system to improve the shortcomings of a typical faucet of a dual-outlet system. The faucet structure includes a main body, seat post and combined footstock. A hollow groove is assembled within the seat post at top of the main body and used to accommodate the first and second water regulators. The main body has first and oscillating outlet heads, which can freely oscillate for flexible regulation. The combined footstock is assembled on top of the seat post of main body for mounting the second oscillating outlet head, thus enabling easy removal, repair or replacement of defective components with improved applicability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Inventors: Jui-Chien Chen, Jui-Ching Chen
  • Publication number: 20100096026
    Abstract: The present invention provides an intake pipe for drinking water taps, including a metal screwed conduit and a plastic inner pipe. The metal screwed conduit has screw threads configured on its periphery, and a through pipe hole inside. The plastic inner pipe is placed in the through pipe hole. On top of the plastic inner pipe, there is an expanded ring to be held tightly against the top end of the metal screwed conduit. The bottom end of the plastic inner pipe extends to the bottom of the metal screwed conduit. An O-ring seal is placed between the metal screwed conduit and the plastic inner pipe. The O-ring seal can be configured between the top end of the metal screwed conduit and the expanded ring of the plastic inner pipe, or between the through pipe hole of the metal screwed conduit and the outside wall of the plastic inner pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventors: Jui-Chien CHEN, Jui-Ching Chen
  • Publication number: 20100006166
    Abstract: The present invention provides a drinking faucet with monitoring device, which resolves the shortcomings of a typical monitoring mechanism in the main valve body that is exposed to dampness and is vulnerable to damage. The monitoring mechanism is laterally assembled onto the switching control valve seat of the main valve body of the drinking faucet. So, it is possible to prevent any fault of electronic components from dampness, prolong their service life, and facilitate the repair and replacement in the event of damage or faulty components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventors: Jui-Chien Chen, Jui-Ching Chen
  • Patent number: 7607639
    Abstract: The present invention provides a rotary valve structure, which has a rotary water passage structure including a switching component and fixed hole. A first water-guide portion and second water-guide portion are placed laterally onto the switching component, whilst a first punch hole and second punch hole are placed separately onto the fixed hole. A coupling portion is placed between the first water-guide portion and second water-guide portion of the switching component. When the first water-guide portion and second water-guide portion of the switching component are placed opposite to the first punch hole and second punch hole of the fixed hole respectively, the first punch hole and second punch hole form a through-flow structure that prevents water from contacting the metal portions of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventors: Jui-Chien Chen, Jui-Ching Chen
  • Publication number: 20090100594
    Abstract: The present invention provides an oscillating faucet structure of a dual-outlet system to improve the shortcomings of a typical faucet of a dual-outlet system. The faucet structure includes a main body, seat post and combined footstock. A hollow groove is assembled within the seat post at top of the main body and used to accommodate the first and second water regulators. The main body has first and oscillating outlet heads, which can freely oscillate for flexible regulation. The combined footstock is assembled on top of the seat post of main body for mounting the second oscillating outlet head, thus enabling easy removal, repair or replacement of defective components with improved applicability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventors: Jui-Chien Chen, Jui-Ching Chen
  • Patent number: 7360558
    Abstract: A control valve for a drinking water fountain includes a valve housing having an inside formed with a receiving chamber, and a valve seat mounted in the receiving chamber of the valve housing. The valve seat is forced into the receiving chamber of the valve housing by a rib and groove engagement so that the valve seat is secured in the receiving chamber of the valve housing. Thus, the valve seat is forced into the receiving chamber of the valve housing by a rib and groove engagement so that the valve seat is closely secured in the receiving chamber of the valve housing and cannot be rotated relative to the valve housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Inventors: Jui-Chien Chen, Jui-Ching Chen
  • Publication number: 20080083898
    Abstract: The present invention provides a rotary valve structure, which has a rotary water passage structure including a switching component and fixed hole. A first water-guide portion and second water-guide portion are placed laterally onto the switching component, whilst a first punch hole and second punch hole are placed separately onto the fixed hole. A coupling portion is placed between the first water-guide portion and second water-guide portion of the switching component. When the first water-guide portion and second water-guide portion of the switching component are placed opposite to the first punch hole and second punch hole of the fixed hole respectively, the first punch hole and second punch hole form a through-flow structure that prevents water from contacting the metal portions of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2006
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Inventors: Jui-Chien Chen, Jui-Ching Chen
  • Patent number: 7299992
    Abstract: A drinking water fountain includes a valve body, a heating device, a control valve, a cold water inlet conduit, a cold water outlet conduit, a heating conduit, and a hot water inlet conduit. Thus, the drinking water fountain can provide drinking water, including cold water, hot water and mixed water. In addition, the control valve is used to control the drinking water flowing outward from the water outlet pipe, including cold water, hot water and mixed water, thereby facilitating a user drinking the drinking water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Inventors: Jui-Chien Chen, Jui-Ching Chen
  • Publication number: 20070226452
    Abstract: A flash storage device for transferring data to and from a host. The flash storage uses a controller to data transfer in the flash storage device, a buffer to temporarily store data for transfer between the host and the flash storage device, a first table for maintaining storage information relating to the flash storage; and a second table for maintaining information relating to the association of virtual sectors to the logical sectors, wherein the controller transfers data between the host and the flash storage and updates the first table and the second table to reflect the transfer of the data. The first table and the second table contain include addressing and status information for a more efficient and improved data transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Applicant: SimpleTech Global Limited
    Inventors: Chien-Hung Wu, Jen-Chieh Lou, Chien-Hua Chu, Jui-Chien Chen