Patents by Inventor Mu-Wen Yang

Mu-Wen Yang 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: 8463335
    Abstract: A battery cover assembly for a portable electronic device is disclosed including a base member, a first cover member mating with the base member, a second cover member positioned between the base member and the first cover member, a third cover member engaging with the first cover member, a camera assembly secured to the base member, and a locking assembly engaging with the third cover member. The first cover member can horizontally rotate along the second cover member. The first cover member is rotatably attached to, and cannot be detached from the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Mu-Wen Yang, Chih-Chiang Chang
  • Patent number: 8455778
    Abstract: A side key assembly includes a metallic dome, an insulating layer and a decorative layer. The insulating layer is laminated on the dome. The decorative layer is laminated on the insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Mu-Wen Yang, Chih-Chiang Chang
  • Patent number: 8445128
    Abstract: A latching module includes a main body and two elastic members. The main body includes two opposite sidewalls and a first surface connecting with the sidewalls, the first surface configured for resisting the battery. The two elastic members are respectively mounted to the sidewalls of the main body. Each elastic member has at least one latching portion and at least one stopping portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Mu-Wen Yang, Chih-Chiang Chang
  • Patent number: 8426756
    Abstract: A key assembly comprises a connecting element, a first key and a second key. The first key includes a first body member and a first elastic member protruding from one end of the first body member, another end of the first body member connects with the connecting element. The second key includes a second body member and a second elastic member protruding from one end of the second body member, and another end of the second body member connects with the connecting element. The first elastic member provides a returning force for the first body member, and the second elastic member provides a returning force for the second body member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Mu-Wen Yang, Chih-Chiang Chang
  • Patent number: 8338015
    Abstract: A battery cover latching assembly comprises a battery housing member, a battery cover and a plurality of latching members. The battery cover is mounted to the battery housing and has a first surface facing the battery housing member. The battery cover has a plurality of latching portions protruding from the first surface. The latching members are mounted to the battery housing member respectively corresponding to the latching portions of the battery cover. Each latching member has a plurality of hooks corresponding to the latching portions, the hooks are latched with the latching portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Mu-Wen Yang, Chih-Chiang Chang
  • Patent number: 8338733
    Abstract: A key assembly comprises a base plate, two elastic elements and a key body. The elastic elements are both mounted to the base plate, and the elastic elements are spaced from and opposite to each other. The key body is slidably mounted to the base plate between the two elastic elements, the key body includes a first key section and a second key section connected with the first key section. The first key section has a first arcuate contacting portion formed thereon, the second key section has a second arcuate contacting portion formed thereon. One of the elastic elements is mounted to the first key section, another one of the elastic elements is mounted to the second key section. When the first key section slides toward and compresses said one of the elastic elements, the second key section slide away from and stretches said another one of the elastic elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Mu-Wen Yang, Chih-Chiang Chang
  • Patent number: 8277061
    Abstract: A light guiding mechanism for portable electronic device includes a cover, a light guiding module and four light sources. The cover includes a light transmitting region. The light guiding module includes a light guide plate having a first diagonal line and a second diagonal line. The light guide plate defines a first through hole. The light guide plate includes a light reflecting region around the first through hole. The light reflecting region includes a plurality of protrusions symmetrically positioned relative to the first diagonal line and the second diagonal line. Adjacent protrusions have a space therebetween. The size of the space uniformly increases with increasing distance from the first through hole. Light emitted from the light sources is repeatedly reflected by the protrusions and then passes the light transmitting region of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Mu-Wen Yang, Chih-Chiang Chang
  • Patent number: 8278578
    Abstract: A key assembly comprises a base plate and a key. The base plate has an opening defined therein. The key is accommodated in the opening, and includes a first key section, a second key section connecting with the first key section and a shaft portion protruding from the junction of the first key section and the second key section. The shaft portion is rotatably mounted to the housing. The key further includes two contacting members, one contacting member is mounted on the first key section, another contacting member is mounted on the second key section. When the first key section is pressed to rotate about the shaft portion, the contacting member mounted on the first key section moves in a direction perpendicular to the direction that the first key section is pressed, and the contacting member mounted on the second key section moves in a direction reverse to the direction that the contacting member mounted on the first key section moves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Mu-Wen Yang, Chih-Chiang Chang
  • Patent number: 8262275
    Abstract: A portable electronic device comprises a housing, a display protecting lens, a display and a light guiding element. The housing has an opening and a trough defined therethrough. The display protecting lens is mounted in the opening of the housing. The display is mounted with the first light guiding element in the housing. The light guiding element is accommodated in the trough. The portable electronic device further includes a light guiding member located between the display protecting lens and the display, a portion of the light emitted by the display is guided by the light guiding member and then transmitted to the light guiding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Mu-Wen Yang, Chih-Chiang Chang
  • Patent number: 8259458
    Abstract: A battery cover assembly for a portable electronic device includes a housing, a battery cover, and a pivot member. The housing forms a first latch portion and a second latch portion, the first latch portion and the second latch portion being arranged at a circle. The battery cover forms a first engaging portion and a second engaging portion engaging with the first latch portion and a second latch portion to allow the battery cover to releasably latch to the housing. The pivot member rotatably connects the battery cover to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Mu-Wen Yang, Chih-Chiang Chang
  • Patent number: 8253595
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a main body, a housing and a protective cover. The main body includes a keypad. The housing is attached to the main body. The housing defines a receiving space and two guiding grooves. The two guiding grooves are positioned at two opposite sides of the receiving space and communicating with the receiving space. The protective cover includes two rails respectively engaged in the two guiding grooves. The protective cover is slidable in the receiving space along the guiding grooves to cover or expose the keypad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Mu-Wen Yang, Chih-Chiang Chang
  • Patent number: 8252446
    Abstract: A battery cover assembly for a portable electronic device includes a housing, a battery cover, a pivot member and two latch members. The housing forms two support stages at two sides thereof. The battery cover forms two extending portions corresponding to the support stages. Each support stage forms two protrusions. The pivot member rotatably connects the battery cover to the housing. The two latch members are attached to the support stages. Each latch member includes two receiving spaces receiving a corresponding protrusion. Each latch member deforms to allow the battery cover to releasably latch to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Mu-Wen Yang, Chih-Chiang Chang
  • Patent number: 8246234
    Abstract: A portable electronic device comprises a housing, a first light guiding member, a display and a second light guiding member. The housing has a main body, an opening defined through the main body, a frame protrudes from the main body surrounding the opening, and a trough is defined through the frame. The first light guiding member has a main body mounted in the opening of the housing. The display is mounted with the first light guiding member in the housing. The second light guiding member is accommodated in the trough. The first light guiding member further includes a peripheral wall protruding from the main body thereof, the peripheral wall is located between the main body of the first light guiding member and the display, and a passage is defined between the peripheral wall and the second light guiding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Mu-Wen Yang, Chih-Chiang Chang
  • Patent number: 8246186
    Abstract: A light-guide board assembly includes a light-guide board, a shielding board disposed on the light-guide board, and a plurality of light-guide poles. The light-guide board defines a plurality of engaging holes, a plurality of light-focusing slots and a plurality of channels. One end of each light-guide pole is received in a corresponding engaging hole. The light-focusing slots focus light to strengthen the light emitted from the light-guide slots. Each engaging hole communicates with one adjacent engaging hole or an adjacent light-focusing slot through a channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong)
    Inventors: Mu-Wen Yang, Chih-Chiang Chang
  • Patent number: 8248815
    Abstract: A key assembly comprises a base plate, two elastic elements and a key body. The elastic elements are both mounted to the base plate, and the elastic elements are spaced from and opposite to each other. The key body is slidably mounted to the base plate between the two elastic elements. The key body includes a first key section and a second key section connected with the first key section. The first key section has an arcuate first contacting portion formed thereon. The second key section has an arcuate second contacting portion formed thereon. The first key section resists one of the two elastic elements, the second key section resisting another elastic element. When the first key section slides toward and compresses the elastic element that resists the first key section, the second key section slide away from the elastic element that resists the second key section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Mu-Wen Yang, Chih-Chiang Chang
  • Patent number: 8243425
    Abstract: A key assembly comprises a base plate, two resisting mechanisms and a key body. The resisting mechanisms and the key body are mounted the base plate, and the resisting mechanisms are respectively located at two opposite ends of the key body. When the key body slides toward and compresses one of the resisting mechanisms, said another one of the resisting mechanisms is stretched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Mu-Wen Yang, Chih-Chiang Chang
  • Patent number: 8224404
    Abstract: An accessory strap securing mechanism positioned on a portable electronic device to assemble an accessory strap thereon, the accessory strap securing mechanism includes an assembling portion and a securing member. The assembling portion is formed in the portable electronic device. The securing member includes a holding portion. The holding portion is received in the assembling portion. The holding portion includes a hook and a projection. The securing member is rotatable to allow the accessory strap to be coiled around the holding portion and a distal end of the accessory strap attached to the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: FIH ( Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Mu-Wen Yang, Chih-Chiang Chang
  • Patent number: 8218314
    Abstract: An electronic device using a cover mechanism to cover a hole is described. The cover mechanism includes a base member, a cover member and a retaining member. The cover member is fixed with the retaining member and moves between a closed position and an opened position. In the closed position, the cover member is elastically, partially deformed to lock to the base member. In the opened position, the cover member can be elastically bent to expose the hole while still being physically attached to the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Mu-Wen Yang, Chih-Chiang Chang, Chia-Wei Hu
  • Patent number: 8213165
    Abstract: A key assembly comprises a base plate, a connecting member, a first key and a second key. The base plate has an opening defined therein. The connecting member is rotatably accommodated in the opening. The first key is rotatably hinged one side of the connecting member. The second key is rotatably hinged another side of the connecting member opposite to the first key. When the first key or the second key is pressed, the pressed key is rotated toward the base plate and rotates the connecting member, and the connecting member rotates the non-pressed key away from the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Mu-Wen Yang, Chih-Chiang Chang
  • Patent number: 8203830
    Abstract: A battery cover assembly for a portable electronic device is disclosed including a base member, a cover member rotatably attached with the base member, a connecting body, a protruding post, a sleeve, and an elastic member. The connecting body guides the rotation of the cover member about the axis of the protruding post. A sleeve rotates along with the cover member and can maintain the cover member at any position relative to the base member during rotation of the cover member. The elastic member can disengage the sleeve from the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Mu-Wen Yang, Chih-Chiang Chang