Patents by Inventor Kun-Tsan Wu

Kun-Tsan Wu 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: 8757908
    Abstract: A foldable keyboard includes a base, a receiving module, and connecting assemblies. The base includes a number of touch panel units. The receiving module includes a number of plates. The plates are pivotably connected to each other in series. The connecting assemblies are for biasing touch panel units into the folded configuration when the base is covered by the plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Kun-Tsan Wu, Li-Wen Tien
  • Patent number: 8599075
    Abstract: A housing includes a base and an antenna radiator. The base includes a first injection layer and a second injection layer. The first and second injection layers are formed by injecting of moldable plastic and combining to each other. The antenna radiator is sandwiched between the first and second injection layers by insert molding. The antenna radiator is at least partly covered by the first and second injection layer. The antenna radiator includes a plurality of hills and a plurality of valleys defined between adjacent hills. The antenna radiator includes at least two conducting layers and at least one dielectric layer, and adjacent conducting layers electrically are connected to each other and are separated by the dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Kun-Tsan Wu, Li-Wen Tien
  • Patent number: 8564566
    Abstract: An input device includes a base, a touchscreen, and a projector. The base defines a receiving slot. The touchscreen is secured to the base. The projector can be pivotally received in the receiving slot. The projector includes a holder and a lens. One end of the holder is pivotally secured to the base, and the lens is secured to the other end of the holder. The lens can project a keyboard image on the touchscreen to identify input locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Kun-Tsan Wu, Li-Wen Tien
  • Patent number: 8514177
    Abstract: A transparent touch surface keyboard includes a touch screen, a transparent display screen electronically connected to the touch screen; a central processing unit; and a sensing device. The transparent display screen and the sensing device are electronically connected to the central processing unit. The sensing device senses whether user's hands are above the touch screen and in a position for using the keyboard, and sends control signals to the central processing unit. The central processing unit switches the transparent touch surface keyboard to a working state or a standby state according to the control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Kun-Tsan Wu, Li-Wen Tien
  • Patent number: 8511920
    Abstract: A flexible touch-type keyboard includes a flexible keyboard module, a receiving assembly for receiving the flexible keyboard module, and a cover. The receiving assembly is connected to one end of the flexible keyboard module; and the cover connected to the opposite end of the flexible keyboard module. The flexible keyboard module is withdrawn from the receiving assembly and automatically rolled back into the receiving assembly by pulling the cover away from the receiving assembly different distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Kun-Tsan Wu, Li-Wen Tien
  • Patent number: 8494596
    Abstract: A device having a first side and a second side, comprising a lower housing, an upper housing tacked on the lower housing comprising a first edge located at the first side and a second edge located at the second side, a bracket and a biasing assembly. The bracket is configured to tilt the first edge of the upper housing away from the lower housing. The biasing assembly is configured to rotate the bracket to tilt the first edge of the upper housing away from the lower housing. The biasing assembly comprises a slider board and a resilient member, one end of the slider board is pivotably connected to the upper housing adjacent to the second side of the device, the resilient member has a first end connected to the first housing, and a second end connected to the other end of the slider board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Kun-Tsan Wu, Wei-Shan Hu
  • Patent number: 8494597
    Abstract: A mobile communication device having a first side and an opposite second side, comprising a lower housing, an upper housing, a bracket and a biasing assembly. The upper housing stacked on the lower housing, the upper housing comprising a first edge located at the first side and a second edge located at the second side. The bracket is pivotably connected between the lower housing and the upper housing, to tilt the first edge of the upper housing away from the lower housing. The biasing assembly is connected between the lower housing and the upper housing, to exert a force between the lower housing and the upper housing so that the bracket rotates to tilt the first edge of the upper housing away from the lower housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Kun-Tsan Wu, Wei-Shan Hu
  • Patent number: 8489159
    Abstract: A mobile communication device having a first side and an opposite second side, comprising a lower housing, an upper housing, a bracket, a biasing assembly and a slide enabling member. The upper housing stacked on the lower housing, the upper housing comprising a first edge located at the first side and a second edge located at the second side. The bracket is pivotably connected between the lower housing and the upper housing, to tilt the first edge of the upper housing away from the lower housing. The biasing assembly is connected directly between the lower housing and the upper housing, to exert a force between the lower housing and the upper housing so that the bracket rotates to tilt the first edge of the upper housing away from the lower housing. The slide enabling member slidably coupling the biasing assembly to the lower housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Kun-Tsan Wu, Wei-Shan Hu
  • Patent number: 8471818
    Abstract: A data entry device includes a flexible base, a receiving module, a rolling mechanism, and a stop mechanism. The receiving module includes a sleeve and a subsidiary cover detachably attached to the sleeve. The base is received in the sleeve. The rolling mechanism rotates the base. One end of the base is secured to the rolling mechanism, and the other end of the base is secured to the subsidiary cover. The stop mechanism is for controlling the movement of the rolling mechanism. A selected length of the base exposed out of the sleeve can be controlled by the stop mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Kun-Tsan Wu, Li-Wen Tien
  • Patent number: 8465616
    Abstract: A method for making a housing comprising: providing a metal layer, a decorative layer, and an adhesive layer; attaching the adhesive layer to the decorative layer; attaching the adhesive layer to the metal layer to form a intermediate product; and punching the intermediate product by a stamping mold to form the housing. The application also discloses a housing used in a portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Kun-Tsan Wu, Li-Wen Tien
  • Patent number: 8456370
    Abstract: A housing includes a soft layer, a radiator element, and a main body. The radiator element is combined with the soft layer. The main body is attached to the soft layer, and the radiator element extends from the soft layer and the main body. The radiator element can be protected by the soft layer and the main body. In addition, textured material can be use for the soft layer to enhance appearance of an electronic device using the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Kun-Tsan Wu, Li-Wen Tien
  • Patent number: 8442214
    Abstract: A tilting portable electronic device includes a base, a cover, at least one connecting bar, a swinging plate and an elastic member. The connecting bar and the swinging plate respectively rotatably connect to the base and the cover. The elastic member is secured with the swinging plate and has an end portion slidably resisting against the cover. when the cover is opened relative to the base, the connecting bar and the swinging plate rotate to support one end of the cover in a slanted position relative to the base, the elastic member is compressed, the end portion slides and resists the cover to make the cover sliding automatically after the cover slides a predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Kun-Tsan Wu, Wei-Shan Hu
  • Patent number: 8433062
    Abstract: A tilting portable electronic device includes a housing, a cover, a sliding mechanism connecting to the housing and the cover, and at least one swing rod rotatably connecting to the cover and the housing. The sliding mechanism includes a fixing plate, a sliding plate, and an elastic member connecting the fixing plate and the sliding plate. The fixing plate is secured to the housing, the sliding plate rotatably connects to an end of the cover, the cover is pushed, the sliding plate slides to the end of the cover, the swing rod rotates to lift the other end of the cover, after the sliding plate slides over a predetermined distance. The elastic member releases energy to drive the sliding plate slide automatically, and the cover opens slantingly relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Kun-Tsan Wu, Wei-Shan Hu
  • Patent number: 8432361
    Abstract: A computer mouse includes a driver module, a plurality of wheels, a control module, and a plurality of sensors. The control module is electrically connected to the driver module and the sensors, and is capable of controlling the driver module to drive the wheels. The driver module is capable of providing driving force and driving the wheels. The sensors are capable of sensing movement information of the computer mouse, and the control module controls the driver module to adjust the movement state of the wheels according to the movement information. Thus, the sensors can accurately sense and obtain the movement information to prevent the computer mouse from falling from a support plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Kun-Tsan Wu, Li-Wen Tien
  • Patent number: 8353083
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first housing, a second housing covering the first housing, and two tilt mechanisms. Each of the tilt mechanisms includes a connecting rod, a first hinge bar, a second hinge bar, and a resilient element. The connecting rod is hinged to the first housing and the second housing. A first end of the first hinge bar is hinged to the first housing. A first end of the second hinge bar is hinged to the second housing. The resilient element is fixed on a second end of the first hinge bar and the second hinge bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Kun-Tsan Wu, Wei-Shan Hu
  • Patent number: 8355000
    Abstract: A tumbler mouse includes a housing including a swaying portion and a balancing weight secured in the housing. When the tumbler mouse is stood vertically on a support surface, it can sway as a tumbler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Kun-Tsan Wu, Li-Wen Tien
  • Patent number: 8339783
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first housing, a second housing covering the first housing, a slide mechanism, a hinge bar, and a resilient element. The slide mechanism slidably connects to the first housing to the second housing. A first end of the hinge bar rotatably connects to the slide mechanism, a second end of the hinge bar rotatably and slidably connects to the first housing. The resilient element is fixed on the slide mechanism and the hinge bar. When the second housing overlaps the first housing, the resilient element is compressed to generate an elastic potential energy by the hinge bar and the slide mechanism; when the second housing is open relative to the second housing, the elastic potential energy drives the hinge bar to tilt relative to the slide mechanism and supports the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Kun-Tsan Wu, Wei-Shan Hu
  • Patent number: 8315044
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first housing, a second housing covering the first housing, a tilt mechanism, a first hinge bar, and a second hinge bar. The tilt mechanism connects the first housing to the second housing. A first end of the first hinge bar rotatably connects to the tilt mechanism, a second end of the first hinge bar rotatably and slidably connects to the first housing. A first end of the second hinge bar rotatably connects to the tilt mechanism, a second end of the second hinge bar rotatably connects to the first housing. When the second housing slides relative to the first housing, the second hinge bar rotates relative to the first housing and the second housing, and supports and tilts the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Kun-Tsan Wu, Wei-Shan Hu
  • Patent number: 8310826
    Abstract: A protective cover used to install an electronic unit and a peripheral keyboard, includes a base, a first latching structure and a second latching structure, the base includes a first main section, a second main section and a bendable connecting section connecting the first main section to the second main section; The first latching structure is arranged on the periphery of the first main section; the second latching structure is arranged on the periphery of the second main section. The electronic unit is received in the first main section and secured by the first latching structure, the keyboard is received in the second main section and secured by the second latching structure. The electronic unit and the keyboard can be overlaid by bending of the connecting section. The disclosure also discloses a portable electronic device used the protective cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Kun-Tsan Wu, Li-Wen Tien
  • Patent number: 8289706
    Abstract: A tilting portable electronic device includes a housing, a cover, a sliding mechanism and a rotating member. The sliding mechanism includes a connecting plate and at least one elastic member, the connecting plate rotatably connects with the cover, the elastic member connects to the connecting plate and the housing, the rotating member rotatably connects to the cover and the housing. When the cover is pushed by a force, one end of the cover slides along the surface of the housing with the connecting plate; the rotating member rotates to support the other end of the cover, after the sliding plate sliding over a predetermined distance, the elastic member releases energy to drive the connecting plate sliding further automatically, and the cover opens tilted relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Kun-Tsan Wu, Wei-Shan Hu