Patents by Inventor Kuan-Chou Lin

Kuan-Chou Lin 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: 10352557
    Abstract: A burner includes a base and a combustion tray, wherein the base has an inlet pipe and two horn-shaped tubes. The horn-shaped tubes are connected to opposite sides of the inlet pipe, wherein each of the horn-shaped tubes respectively has a first section. A length of the first sections is no less than an inner diameter of the inlet pipe at where the horn-shaped tubes are connected to. The combustion tray is engaged with the base, and communicates with the horn-shaped tubes. Whereby, gas and air could be fully mixed while flowing through each of the first sections. The symmetrical horn-shaped tubes could direct the airflow to the combustion tray, where the airflow could be outputted from flame vents of the combustion tray, whereby to generate more even flame, and to enhance the heating efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: GRAND MATE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung-Chin Huang, Chin-Ying Huang, Hsin-Ming Huang, Hsing-Hsiung Huang, Yen-Jen Yeh, Wei-Long Chen, Kuan-Chou Lin, Tang-Yuan Luo
  • Patent number: 10344968
    Abstract: A gas mixer includes a flow splitter and a base having an inlet portion and a mixing portion. The inlet portion has an air inlet, an air chamber, an at least one gas inlet, and an opening, communicating with each other. The air chamber has two opposite walls, which are inclined, and a distance therebetween gradually decreases from the air inlet to the opening. The gas inlet is located on one of the walls. The mixing portion has a mixing chamber communicating with the opening and a burner, respectively. The flow splitter is provided in the air chamber and located between the gas inlet and the air inlet. The flow splitter has at least one through hole facing one of the walls. Therefore, air and gas could be effectively premixed and outputted to the burner, whereby to accurately control the air-fuel ratio to enhance the combustion efficiency of the burner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: GRAND MATE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung-Chin Huang, Chin-Ying Huang, Hsin-Ming Huang, Hsing-Hsiung Huang, Yen-Jen Yeh, Wei-Long Chen, Kuan-Chou Lin, Tang-Yuan Luo
  • Patent number: 10270615
    Abstract: A method of providing operating options of an electric appliance is applied in a wireless system, which includes a portable device, an electric appliance, and a relay apparatus. The portable device and the relay apparatus are connected to each other within either a near-end network or a far-end network. The electric appliance communicates with the relay apparatus, and has a plurality of operating options which can be selected to operate the electric appliance. If the portable device and the relay apparatus are connected within the near-end network, all of the operating options are displayed on the portable device for selection; if it's within the far-end network, a part of the operating options are disabled on the portable device for selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: GRAND MATE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung-Chin Huang, Chin-Ying Huang, Hsin-Ming Huang, Hsing-Hsiung Huang, Yen-Jen Yeh, Kuan-Chou Lin, Yu-Chin Tsai
  • Patent number: 10151492
    Abstract: An ignition controlling device of a gas appliance includes a high-voltage provider, a controller, and a flame sensor. The gas appliance includes an ignition electrode and a burner, and the ignition electrode is beside burner. The high-voltage provider has an output terminal, and the output terminal is electrically connected to the ignition electrode to provide high-voltage pulses to the ignition electrode. The controller controls the high-voltage provider to provide the high-voltage pulses. The flame sensor is electrically connected to the output terminal of the high-voltage provider to detect a flame around the ignition electrode and the burner. After a flame is detected by the flame sensor, the controller controls the high-voltage provider to stop the high-voltage pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: GRAND MATE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung-Chin Huang, Chin-Ying Huang, Hsin-Ming Huang, Hsing-Hsiung Huang, Yen-Jen Yeh, Kuan-Chou Lin, Pen-Liang Liao
  • Publication number: 20180320893
    Abstract: A gas mixer includes at least one outlet pipe and a base having an inlet portion and a mixing portion. The inlet portion has an air inlet, at least one gas inlet, and an air path. The air path communicates with the air inlet and the at least one gas inlet, and has an exit. The mixing portion has a mixing chamber communicating with the exit. The outlet pipe is engaged with the mixing portion of the base, and extends into the mixing chamber. The exit of the air path corresponds to a body of the outlet pipe. Therefore, air and gas can be effectively premixed and outputted to a burner, whereby to accurately control the air-fuel ratio to enhance the combustion efficiency of the burner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: CHUNG-CHIN HUANG, CHIN-YING HUANG, HSIN-MING HUANG, HSING-HSIUNG HUANG, YEN-JEN YEH, WEI-LONG CHEN, KUAN-CHOU LIN, TANG-YUAN LUO
  • Publication number: 20180320657
    Abstract: A fluid-driven power device is provided, including two fixed plates and a plurality of vanes. The two fixed plates are spaced out a distance, and respectively have two inner surfaces face each other, wherein a central axis passes through centers of the two inner surfaces. The vanes are provided between the two fixed plates and around the central axis. Two connected ends of each vane are respectively connected to the inner surface of the two fixed plates. Each vane forms a spiral twist, and the torsion angle of each of the vanes is changed from a central portion between the two connected ends toward the two connected ends in a symmetrical manner. Whereby the vanes can rectify the fluid, and prevents the output fluid from forming turbulence which interferes with rotation of the power device. Therefore, the rotation speed and efficiency of the power device will be further improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: CHUNG-CHIN HUANG, CHIN-YING HUANG, HSIN-MING HUANG, HSING-HSIUNG HUANG, YEN-JEN YEH, WEI-LONG CHEN, KUAN-CHOU LIN, TANG-YUAN LUO
  • Publication number: 20180320892
    Abstract: A gas mixer includes a flow splitter and a base having an inlet portion and a mixing portion. The inlet portion has an air inlet, an air chamber, an at least one gas inlet, and an opening, communicating with each other. The air chamber has two opposite walls, which are inclined, and a distance therebetween gradually decreases from the air inlet to the opening. The gas inlet is located on one of the walls. The mixing portion has a mixing chamber communicating with the opening and a burner, respectively. The flow splitter is provided in the air chamber and located between the gas inlet and the air inlet. The flow splitter has at least one through hole facing one of the walls. Therefore, air and gas could be effectively premixed and outputted to the burner, whereby to accurately control the air-fuel ratio to enhance the combustion efficiency of the burner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: CHUNG-CHIN HUANG, CHIN-YING HUANG, HSIN-MING HUANG, HSING-HSIUNG HUANG, YEN-JEN YEH, WEI-LONG CHEN, KUAN-CHOU LIN, TANG-YUAN LUO
  • Patent number: 10088168
    Abstract: A gas-burning appliance includes a combustor and a flow guide device engaged with the combustor. The combustor has a gas outlet. The flow guide device includes a separator and two stop plates. The separator has an opening. Each of the stop plates is located at the opening, and a top edge thereof is higher than a top surface of the separator. The combustor is located below the separator with the gas outlet corresponding to a space between the stop plates. The flow guide device has at least one first air inlet, which is located below the separator, and communicates with the space between the stop plates. A gas fireplace includes a firebox, a translucent shield, and the gas-burning appliance. A separator divides the firebox into an air chamber, which receives the combustor, and a combustion chamber. Whereby, the visibility of flame and the combustion efficiency could be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: BAHUTONG ENTERPRISE LIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Yen-Jen Yeh, Kuan-Chou Lin, Wei-Long Chen
  • Patent number: 10036573
    Abstract: A hot water supply system provided on a water pipeline, which includes a water inflow side and a water outlet side. The hot water supply system includes a plurality of water heaters; each includes a conduit, a heating device, a calculating unit, and a control unit. The conduit includes an inlet section, an outlet section, and a heating section in sequence, wherein the inlet section and the outlet section are connected with the water inflow side and the water outflow side respectively; the heating device heats the heating section; the calculating unit estimates a heating workload needed. If the heating workload of any water heater exceeds a predetermined upper limit workload thereof, the control unit of one water heater controls the other idle heating device to heat water, which ensures that water temperature of water provided to the water outflow side would reach a demanded water temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: GRAND MATE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung-Chin Huang, Chin-Ying Huang, Hsin-Ming Huang, Hsing-Hsiung Huang, Yen-Jen Yeh, Kuan-Chou Lin
  • Publication number: 20180087771
    Abstract: A burner includes a base and a combustion tray, wherein the base has an inlet pipe and two horn-shaped tubes. The horn-shaped tubes are connected to opposite sides of the inlet pipe, wherein each of the horn-shaped tubes respectively has a first section. A length of the first sections is no less than an inner diameter of the inlet pipe at where the horn-shaped tubes are connected to. The combustion tray is engaged with the base, and communicates with the horn-shaped tubes. Whereby, gas and air could be fully mixed while flowing through each of the first sections. The symmetrical horn-shaped tubes could direct the airflow to the combustion tray, where the airflow could be outputted from flame vents of the combustion tray, whereby to generate more even flame, and to enhance the heating efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: GRAND MATE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHUNG-CHIN HUANG, CHIN-YING HUANG, HSIN-MING HUANG, HSING-HSIUNG HUANG, YEN-JEN YEH, WEI-LONG CHEN, KUAN-CHOU LIN, TANG-YUAN LUO
  • Publication number: 20180087772
    Abstract: A combustor is provided, including a pipe and a burner tray. The pipe is transverse U-shaped, including a first pipe section and a second pipe section. The first pipe section has an inlet, and the second pipe section has an outlet extending along an axial direction thereof. The second pipe section has at least one reduced section, wherein a smallest sectional area in the reduced section is smaller than sectional areas on both sides of the reduced section. The burner tray is connected to the second pipe section, provided over the outlet, and has a plurality of flame holes which communicate with the outlet. Whereby, with the reduced section, the flow including gas could be evenly delivered to the burner tray. As a result, after the gas exhausted through the flame holes is ignited, the combustion range would be evener, which enhances the combustion efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: CHUNG-CHIN HUANG, CHIN-YING HUANG, HSIN-MING HUANG, HSING-HSIUNG HUANG, YEN-JEN YEH, WEI-LONG CHEN, KUAN-CHOU LIN, TANG-YUAN LUO
  • Patent number: 9835337
    Abstract: A gas fireplace includes a furnace, a burner, and an air guiding device, wherein the air guiding device divides an inside of the furnace into a first chamber and a second chamber; the burner is provided in the second chamber; an air outlet of the furnace communicates with the first chamber; the air guiding device has a passageway communicating the first chamber and the second chamber, wherein a width of the passageway gradually narrows from the second chamber to the first chamber. Whereby, the hot air generated while the burner is burning gas enters the first chamber from the second chamber through the air guiding device, and then can be smoothly exhausted to outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: BAHUTONG ENTERPRISE LIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Yen-Jen Yeh, Kuan-Chou Lin, Wei-Long Chen
  • Patent number: 9671770
    Abstract: A circuit structure of a gas valve controls a first driver and a second driver, which respectively drive a main valve and a safety valve. The circuit structure includes a power switching circuit, a control circuit, a protection circuit, an abnormal voltage detection circuit, a first valve switching circuit, a second valve switching circuit, and a processor which is electrically connected to the aforementioned circuits. The processor receives abnormal signals outputted by the abnormal voltage detection circuit, and outputs signals to control the power switching circuit, the control circuit, the protection circuit, the first valve switching circuit, and the second valve switching circuit to control the first driver and the second driver. The main valve and the safety valve can be opened or closed in this way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: GRAND MATE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung-Chin Huang, Chin-Ying Huang, Hsin-Ming Huang, Hsing-Hsiung Huang, Kuan-Chou Lin, Yen-Jen Yeh
  • Publication number: 20170115031
    Abstract: A method of ensuring the safety of exhaust of a water heater includes the following steps: A. start the blower and detect a rotational speed of a motor thereof; B. determine a first range based on the detected rotational speed; C. start the blower and detect the rotational speed of the motor when the water heater is restarted again; D. keep supplying gas to the burner for combustion when the rotational speed detected in step C is within the first range. During operation, a second range is determined by detecting the rotational speed of the motor after an outlet water temperature reaches a corresponding constant temperature range; the rotational speed is continuously detected, and the gas supply is stopped if the detected rotational speed is out of the second range. Thereby, the result of the method would be more accurate regardless of the actual installed status of the exhaust pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Chung-Chin HUANG, Chin-Ying HUANG, Hsin-Ming HUANG, Hsing-Hsiung HUANG, Yen-Jen YEH, Kuan-Chou LIN
  • Patent number: 9582993
    Abstract: A home appliance includes a controlled assembly, a control module, and a signal converter. The control module is electrically connected to the controlled assembly, and the control module has a port for receiving an electrical signal. The control module controls the controlled assembly according to the electrical signal received through the port. The signal converter receives a wireless control signal, and converts the wireless control signal into the electrical signal to be transmitted to the port. The signal converter is selected from a plurality of signal converters which respectively convert signals of different types. While assembling, the signal converter is connected to the port, which makes the control module and the connected signal converter constitute a control device of the home appliance. Whereby, the inventory pressure of control devices can be reduced for manufacturers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: GRAND MATE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung-Chin Huang, Chin-Ying Huang, Hsin-Ming Huang, Hsing-Hsiung Huang, Yen-Jen Yeh, Kuan-Chou Lin, Yu-Chin Tsai
  • Publication number: 20170023921
    Abstract: A method of controlling a remote controlled system includes the steps: A. measuring a specific physical quantity with a detector; B. transmitting a signal to the relay apparatus; C. receiving the signal by the relay apparatus, and transmitting the detector ID code corresponding to the detector at the near end and the home appliance ID codes corresponding to the home appliances at the near end to the electronic device; D. obtaining an interactive link information by matching the corresponding relations in the database based on the received detector ID code and the received home appliance ID codes; E. sending the interactive link information to the relay apparatus; and F. transmitting a control command to the relevant home appliances base on the received interactive link information, whereby the relevant home appliances are controlled to perform a corresponding operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: GRAND MATE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHUNG-CHIN HUANG, CHIN-YING HUANG, HSIN-MING HUANG, HSING-HSIUNG HUANG, YEN-JEN YEH, KUAN-CHOU LIN, YU-CHIN TSAI
  • Publication number: 20170010001
    Abstract: A gas-burning appliance includes a combustor and a flow guide device engaged with the combustor. The combustor has a gas outlet. The flow guide device includes a separator and two stop plates. The separator has an opening. Each of the stop plates is located at the opening, and a top edge thereof is higher than a top surface of the separator. The combustor is located below the separator with the gas outlet corresponding to a space between the stop plates. The flow guide device has at least one first air inlet, which is located below the separator, and communicates with the space between the stop plates. A gas fireplace includes a firebox, a translucent shield, and the gas-burning appliance. A separator divides the firebox into an air chamber, which receives the combustor, and a combustion chamber. Whereby, the visibility of flame and the combustion efficiency could be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Yen-Jen YEH, Kuan-Chou LIN, Wei-Long CHEN
  • Publication number: 20170009998
    Abstract: A gas fireplace includes a firebox, a translucent cover provided on the firebox, and a separate assembly. The separate assembly is provided in the firebox, and divides the firebox into an air chamber and a combustion chamber which corresponds to the translucent cover. An exhaust passage is formed between the separate assembly and the translucent cover, and communicates the air chamber and the combustion chamber, wherein an inner width of the exhaust passage gradually reduces from the air chamber toward the combustion chamber. During the combustion, the exhaust passage guides cold air to flow through the semi-enclosed air chamber, and to evenly blow into the translucent cover, which forms an even air curtain on a surface of a bottom portion of the translucent cover to block out the heat. Whereby, the temperature of the translucent cover and the bottom portion of the combustion chamber could be lowered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Yen-Jen YEH, Kuan-Chou LIN, Wei-Long CHEN
  • Publication number: 20170009997
    Abstract: A gas fireplace includes a furnace, a burner, and an air guiding device, wherein the air guiding device divides an inside of the furnace into a first chamber and a second chamber; the burner is provided in the second chamber; an air outlet of the furnace communicates with the first chamber; the air guiding device has a passageway communicating the first chamber and the second chamber, wherein a width of the passageway gradually narrows from the second chamber to the first chamber. Whereby, the hot air generated while the burner is burning gas enters the first chamber from the second chamber through the air guiding device, and then can be smoothly exhausted to outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Yen-Jen YEH, Kuan-Chou LIN, Wei-Long CHEN
  • Publication number: 20170012411
    Abstract: A gas appliance includes a burning device, an igniting assembly, at least one additional device, and a modular control device. A manufacturing method of the modular control device includes steps below. First, provide a main circuit module which controls the igniting assembly. Second, provide a plurality of additional circuit modules, wherein at least one of the additional circuit modules corresponds to the at least one additional device. Each of the additional circuit modules is detachably connected to the main circuit module. Finally, select at least one of the additional circuit modules which corresponds to the at least one additional device, and connect the additional circuit modules to the main circuit module. Thus, the main circuit module and the selected at least one additional circuit module constitute the modular control device to satisfy a specific kind of gas appliance. Whereby, the manufacturing method lowers the inventory pressure of the control devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: CHUNG-CHIN HUANG, CHIN-YING HUANG, HSIN-MING HUANG, HSING-HSIUNG HUANG, YEN-JEN YEH, KUAN-CHOU LIN