Patents by Inventor Ko-Yen Lu

Ko-Yen Lu 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: 11983045
    Abstract: An electronic device includes two bodies, at least one hinge structure, a functional assembly, and at least one linkage structure. The two bodies are pivotally connected to each other through the hinge structure. The functional assembly is movably disposed on one of the two bodies. The linkage structure is connected between the two bodies, and the functional assembly is connected to the linkage structure. The linkage structure is adapted to drive the functional assembly to move relative to the corresponding body as the two bodies are rotated relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Che-Hsien Chu, Ko-Yen Lu
  • Patent number: 11874708
    Abstract: An electronic device includes at least one hinge assembly and two bodies. The hinge assembly includes a main body and two shafts. One end of each of the shafts is pivotally connected to the main body, another end of each of the shafts has an embedded portion, and the embedded portion has a roughened structure thereon. The two bodies correspond to the two shafts respectively, each of the bodies has at least one depression, and the embedded portion of each of the shafts is embedded in the depression of the corresponding body and contacts an inner wall of the depression through the roughened structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Ko-Yen Lu
  • Patent number: 11686139
    Abstract: A hinge structure includes: a base having an axial hole whose an inner wall has positioning concave portions; at least one torque element, disposed in the axial hole and includes a torque providing portion and positioning convex portions; and a rotation shaft, passing through the through hole. The torque providing portion surrounds a central axis of the axial hole to form a through hole, the torque providing portion has a fracture adjacent to the through hole, and the positioning convex portions are connected to the torque providing portion and correspond to the positioning concave portions respectively. The torque providing portion and the positioning convex portions are located on a same virtual plane perpendicular to the center axis. A first virtual straight line on the virtual plane passes through the fracture and the center axis, and at least some positioning convex portions are not located on the first virtual straight line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Ko-Yen Lu
  • Patent number: 11662769
    Abstract: A foldable electronic device includes a first body, a second body, a dual-axis hinge module, a first linkage mechanism, a second linkage mechanism, a first object and a second object. The dual-axis hinge module is disposed between the first body and the second body. The first linkage mechanism is disposed to the first body and is coupled to the dual-axis hinge module. The second linkage mechanism is disposed to the second body and is coupled to the dual-axis hinge module. The first object is slidably disposed to the first body and connected to the first linkage mechanism. The second object is slidably disposed to the second body and connected to the second linkage mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Ko-Yen Lu, Che-Hsien Chu
  • Patent number: 11579659
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided, including at least one body, at least one functional assembly, and at least one elastic positioning assembly. The functional assembly is slidably disposed on the body along a sliding direction. The elastic positioning assembly is disposed on the body and adapted to prop the functional assembly along a direction perpendicular to the sliding direction, so that a gap is formed between the functional assembly and the body. When the functional assembly slides to a predetermined position with respect to the body, the elastic positioning assembly provides a positioning force to the functional assembly along a direction parallel to the sliding direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Ko-Yen Lu
  • Patent number: 11320871
    Abstract: A seamless hinge including two fixing frames, a shaft, and a carrying frame. The shaft is pivotally connected to the two fixing frames and has a gear portion located between the two fixing frames. The carrying frame is slidably disposed in the two fixing frames and has a rack portion engaged with the gear portion. The carrying frame is adapted to slide in an angular range relative to the two fixing frames and the shaft is driven by the rack portion, so that the carrying frame is pivotally rotated along a virtual axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Ko-Yen Lu
  • Publication number: 20220065012
    Abstract: A hinge structure includes: a base having an axial hole whose an inner wall has positioning concave portions; at least one torque element, disposed in the axial hole and includes a torque providing portion and positioning convex portions; and a rotation shaft, passing through the through hole. The torque providing portion surrounds a central axis of the axial hole to form a through hole, the torque providing portion has a fracture adjacent to the through hole, and the positioning convex portions are connected to the torque providing portion and correspond to the positioning concave portions respectively. The torque providing portion and the positioning convex portions are located on a same virtual plane perpendicular to the center axis. A first virtual straight line on the virtual plane passes through the fracture and the center axis, and at least some positioning convex portions are not located on the first virtual straight line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Ko-Yen Lu
  • Patent number: 11132031
    Abstract: An electronic device including a first body, a second body, a hinge structure, an electronic assembly and a linkage mechanism is provided. The first body and the second body are pivoted to each other through the hinge structure. The electronic assembly is disposed on the first body. The linkage mechanism is disposed in the first body and connected between the hinge structure and the electronic assembly. When the second body is closed to the first body, the electronic assembly is hidden between the first body and the second body. When the second body is opened relative to the first body with an opening angle less than a predetermined angle, the hinge structure does not drive the linkage mechanism. When the second body is opened relative to the first body with the opening angle not less than the predetermined angle, the hinge structure drives the linkage mechanism and the linkage mechanism drives the electronic assembly to be opened relative to the first body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Che-Hsien Chu, Ko-Yen Lu, Chun-Chieh Chen, Chen-Ming Lee, Yi-Hung Chen, I-Chien Huang
  • Publication number: 20210200279
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided, including at least one body, at least one functional assembly, and at least one elastic positioning assembly. The functional assembly is slidably disposed on the body along a sliding direction. The elastic positioning assembly is disposed on the body and adapted to prop the functional assembly along a direction perpendicular to the sliding direction, so that a gap is formed between the functional assembly and the body. When the functional assembly slides to a predetermined position with respect to the body, the elastic positioning assembly provides a positioning force to the functional assembly along a direction parallel to the sliding direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Ko-Yen Lu
  • Publication number: 20210200278
    Abstract: An electronic device includes at least one hinge assembly and two bodies. The hinge assembly includes a main body and two shafts. One end of each of the shafts is pivotally connected to the main body, another end of each of the shafts has an embedded portion, and the embedded portion has a roughened structure thereon. The two bodies correspond to the two shafts respectively, each of the bodies has at least one depression, and the embedded portion of each of the shafts is embedded in the depression of the corresponding body and contacts an inner wall of the depression through the roughened structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Ko-Yen Lu
  • Publication number: 20210191476
    Abstract: An electronic device includes two bodies, at least one hinge structure, a functional assembly, and at least one linkage structure. The two bodies are pivotally connected to each other through the hinge structure. The functional assembly is movably disposed on one of the two bodies. The linkage structure is connected between the two bodies, and the functional assembly is connected to the linkage structure. The linkage structure is adapted to drive the functional assembly to move relative to the corresponding body as the two bodies are rotated relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Che-Hsien Chu, Ko-Yen Lu
  • Patent number: 11035160
    Abstract: A synchronous hinge module includes a first axle, a second axle, a third axle, a fourth axle, at least one central frame, at least two connecting bases, a plurality of first baffle plates, at least two side frames, and a plurality of second baffle plates. The at least one central frame is disposed around the first axle and the second axle. The at least two connecting bases are engaged with two opposite ends of the at least one central frame respectively. The plurality of first baffle plates is respectively disposed around the first axle, the third axle and the second axle, the fourth axle. Each of the first baffle plates extends outside each of the at least two connecting bases and the at least one central frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Tsai-Ta Teng, Che-Hsien Chu, Hung-Jui Lin, Chun-An Shen, Ko-Yen Lu, Po-Hsiang Hu
  • Patent number: 11016541
    Abstract: A hinge assembly and an electronic device using the hinge assembly are provided. The hinge assembly includes a pair of gear brackets coaxially staggered in an axial direction, wherein each gear bracket has a plate portion and an arc portion, and the arc portion has an inner gear; a shaft holder, which is provided between the arc portion of the gear bracket, wherein the shaft holder has a pair of first fixing holes; a pair of gear shafts, which passes through the first fixing hole and is fixed to the shaft holder in parallel to the axial direction, each of the gear shafts has an outer gear portion, the outer gear portion has an outer gear, and the outer gear and the inner gear of the arc portion are engaged with each other; and a pair of torque elements, which are respectively sleeved on opposite ends of the gear shaft; a plurality of gears, which are sleeved on the ends of the gear shaft in a one-to-one manner, and the gears disposed on the same side of the gear shaft are engaged with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Ko-Yen Lu
  • Publication number: 20210064084
    Abstract: A foldable electronic device includes a first body, a second body, a dual-axis hinge module, a first linkage mechanism, a second linkage mechanism, a first object and a second object. The dual-axis hinge module is disposed between the first body and the second body. The first linkage mechanism is disposed to the first body and is coupled to the dual-axis hinge module. The second linkage mechanism is disposed to the second body and is coupled to the dual-axis hinge module. The first object is slidably disposed to the first body and connected to the first linkage mechanism. The second object is slidably disposed to the second body and connected to the second linkage mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Ko-Yen Lu, Che-Hsien Chu
  • Publication number: 20210011525
    Abstract: An electronic device including a first body, a second body, a hinge structure, an electronic assembly and a linkage mechanism is provided. The first body and the second body are pivoted to each other through the hinge structure. The electronic assembly is disposed on the first body. The linkage mechanism is disposed in the first body and connected between the hinge structure and the electronic assembly. When the second body is closed to the first body, the electronic assembly is hidden between the first body and the second body. When the second body is opened relative to the first body with an opening angle less than a predetermined angle, the hinge structure does not drive the linkage mechanism. When the second body is opened relative to the first body with the opening angle not less than the predetermined angle, the hinge structure drives the linkage mechanism and the linkage mechanism drives the electronic assembly to be opened relative to the first body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Che-Hsien Chu, Ko-Yen Lu, Chun-Chieh Chen, Chen-Ming Lee, Yi-Hung Chen, I-Chien Huang
  • Patent number: 10876337
    Abstract: A sliding hinge including a torque module, two brackets, a support plate, a driving gear set, and a sliding bracket is provided. The torque module has a first shaft and a second shaft adapted to rotate in opposite directions and produce a torque. The brackets are respectively disposed on the first shaft and the second shaft. The support plate is disposed on one of the brackets. The driving gear set is disposed on the support plate and coupled to the first shaft. The sliding bracket is coupled to the driving gear set and slidably disposed on a top surface of the support plate. The brackets are adapted to rotate relative to the torque module by the first shaft and the second shaft, such that the brackets are overlapped or unfolded with each other while the driving gear set drives the sliding bracket to slide along the support plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Ko-Yen Lu, Che-Hsien Chu, Chun-An Shen
  • Publication number: 20200371561
    Abstract: A seamless hinge including two fixing frames, a shaft, and a carrying frame. The shaft is pivotally connected to the two fixing frames and has a gear portion located between the two fixing frames. The carrying frame is slidably disposed in the two fixing frames and has a rack portion engaged with the gear portion. The carrying frame is adapted to slide in an angular range relative to the two fixing frames and the shaft is driven by the rack portion, so that the carrying frame is pivotally rotated along a virtual axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Ko-Yen Lu
  • Publication number: 20200359514
    Abstract: A foldable electronic device including a first body, a hinge module, a second body, a second body, a first shielding element, a second shielding element and a linkage mechanism is provided. The hinge module is pivotally connected to the first body. The second body is pivotally connected to the hinge module. The first shielding element is slidably disposed on the first body. The second shielding element is slidably disposed on the second body. The linkage mechanism is disposed on the first body, the first shielding element, the second body and the second shielding element. The linkage mechanism is changeable between first and second states to drive the first and second elements to slide. In the first state, the first and second shielding elements expose a first area. In the second state, the first and second shielding elements expose a second area. The first area is larger than the second area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Che-Hsien Chu, Ko-Yen Lu
  • Publication number: 20200174531
    Abstract: A hinge assembly and an electronic device using the hinge assembly are provided. The hinge assembly includes a pair of gear brackets coaxially staggered in an axial direction, wherein each gear bracket has a plate portion and an arc portion, and the arc portion has an inner gear; a shaft holder, which is provided between the arc portion of the gear bracket, wherein the shaft holder has a pair of first fixing holes; a pair of gear shafts, which passes through the first fixing hole and is fixed to the shaft holder in parallel to the axial direction, each of the gear shafts has an outer gear portion, the outer gear portion has an outer gear, and the outer gear and the inner gear of the arc portion are engaged with each other; and a pair of torque elements, which are respectively sleeved on opposite ends of the gear shaft; a plurality of gears, which are sleeved on the ends of the gear shaft in a one-to-one manner, and the gears disposed on the same side of the gear shaft are engaged with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Ko-Yen Lu
  • Publication number: 20200080357
    Abstract: A sliding hinge including a torque module, two brackets, a support plate, a driving gear set, and a sliding bracket is provided. The torque module has a first shaft and a second shaft adapted to rotate in opposite directions and produce a torque. The brackets are respectively disposed on the first shaft and the second shaft. The support plate is disposed on one of the brackets. The driving gear set is disposed on the support plate and coupled to the first shaft. The sliding bracket is coupled to the driving gear set and slidably disposed on a top surface of the support plate. The brackets are adapted to rotate relative to the torque module by the first shaft and the second shaft, such that the brackets are overlapped or unfolded with each other while the driving gear set drives the sliding bracket to slide along the support plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Ko-Yen Lu, Che-Hsien Chu, Chun-An Shen