Patents by Inventor Shi-Xu Liang

Shi-Xu Liang 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: 8390601
    Abstract: A stylus retaining mechanism for portable electronic device includes a housing, a button assembly and a rejection assembly. The housing defines a receiving chamber to receive a stylus. The button assembly attached to the housing includes a button and a first elastic member. One end of the first elastic member is attached to the housing, and the another end resists the button. The button includes a locking portion to engage with a latching portion of the stylus. The ejection assembly is attached to the housing. The ejection assembly contacts with one end of the stylus and pushes the stylus out when the stylus is disengaged from the locking portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: Shi-Xu Liang
  • Patent number: 8390602
    Abstract: A stylus retaining mechanism is configured for retaining a stylus to a housing. The stylus includes a latching portion. The stylus retaining mechanism includes a locking assembly. The housing includes a fixing portion, an opening and a receiving chamber communicating with the opening. The receiving chamber is configured to receive a stylus, the housing including. The locking assembly is attached to the fixing portion. The locking assembly includes a locking member and an elastic member. One end of the elastic member is attached to the fixing portion, and the other end resists the locking member. The locking member includes a protrusion to engage with a latching portion of the stylus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: Shi-Xu Liang
  • Patent number: 8373975
    Abstract: A protective cover includes a cover body and a pressing body integrally mounted to the cover body. The cover body has an accommodating cavity recessed from a surface of the cover body and an accommodating hole defined through the base wall of the accommodating cavity. The pressing body is mounted to the cover body and includes a pressing portion and a resisting post. The pressing portion is configured for being received within the accommodating cavity and exposed from the accommodating hole. The resisting post protruding from a surface of the pressing portion away from the cover body corresponding to the switch. There also discloses a key assembly using the protective cover and a portable electronic device using the key assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Shi-Xu Liang, Jun-Lin Chen, Yung-Chang Yen
  • Patent number: 8373682
    Abstract: A stylus comprises a housing, a stylus body and a shaft. The housing has a receptacle defined therethrough. The stylus body assembly is slidably and non-rotatably accommodated in the receptacle of the housing, the stylus body assembly includes a threaded hole defined therethrough. The shaft rotatably passes through the housing, the shaft includes a threaded portion engaging with the threaded hole such that rotation of the shaft relative to the housing causes the stylus body assembly to slide relative to the housing to extend out or retract into the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: Shi-Xu Liang
  • Patent number: 8373681
    Abstract: A stylus comprises a shell, a stylus body, and a slide enabling member. The shell has a chamber defined therethrough. The stylus body is slidably accommodated in the chamber of the shell. The slide enabling member is slidably coupling the stylus body to the shell so the stylus body can slide relative to the shell from a retracted position to an extended position. The slide enabling member includes a sliding pin located at one of the stylus body and the shell, and a track defined at another one of the stylus body and the shell and slidably engaging with the sliding pin so the stylus body slides relative to the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: Shi-Xu Liang
  • Patent number: 8367930
    Abstract: A grounding mechanism is used for an electronic device. The electronic device includes a housing and a battery cover. The grounding mechanism typically includes an elastic member including a main portion, a first bent portion, a second bent portion and a clamping portion. The main portion is attached to the housing. The first bent portion and the second bent portion respectively extend from two opposite ends of the main portion. The clamping portion extends from one side of the main portion, and includes two arms for clamping one part of the battery cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: Shi-Xu Liang
  • Patent number: 8368670
    Abstract: A cap assembly for protecting a head of a stylus, the cap assembly comprise a hollow cap and a resisting element. The cap has chamber defined therein. The resisting element is mounted in the chamber, the resisting element includes a resisting portion that has a receiving space defined therein. The receiving space has a shape and profile conforming to the head; so when the head is received in the receiving space, the head resisting an inner surface of the receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: Shi-Xu Liang
  • Patent number: 8363036
    Abstract: A stylus retaining mechanism for portable electronic device includes a housing and a locking assembly. The housing includes a fixing portion, an opening and a receiving chamber communicating with the opening. The receiving chamber is configured to receive a stylus, the housing included. The locking assembly is attached to the fixing portion, and includes a button and an elastic member. The button defines a passage to allow the stylus to extend through and slide along a landscape orientation of the stylus. A protrusion is formed in the passage. The stylus is locked in the stylus retaining mechanism by engagement between the latching portion and the protrusion. The latching portion is disengaged from the protrusion when the button is depressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: Shi-Xu Liang
  • Patent number: 8358291
    Abstract: An exemplary stylus includes a barrel, two slide mechanisms, two housings and a head. The two housings are slidably coupled to the barrel by the two slide mechanisms. The head is attached to an outer end of one of the housings, and configured to contact a touch screen of an electronic device. The two housings cooperatively surround the barrel when the stylus is in a retracted position, and are slidable along two opposite directions to elongate the stylus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: Shi-Xu Liang
  • Patent number: 8345416
    Abstract: Interface protector for an electronic device includes a housing defining an opening exposing the interface; a retaining element defining a first stopping slot and a second stopping slot, the retaining element mounted to the housing by a retaining member; a cover having a protrusion protruding therefrom, the cover rotatably mounted to the retaining element by a rotation member. When the protrusion is received in the first stopping slot, the cover shields the interface; when the protrusion slides out of the first stopping slot, until latching in the second stopping slot, the cover is rotated to expose the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Shi-Xu Liang, Huan-Chang Chung
  • Patent number: 8339383
    Abstract: A stylus comprises a housing, a stylus body, a shell and a latching element. The housing has a receptacle and a sliding pin. The stylus body is accommodated in the housing, the stylus body has a track and engaging the sliding pin so the stylus body can slide relative to the housing, the stylus body further has a compartment. The shell is slidably accommodated in the compartment, the shell has a first stopping hole and a protrusion located adjacent to the first stopping hole, the first stopping hole is used for latching with the sliding pin to hold the stylus in a retracted state. The latching element is mounted in the receptacle and located near the stylus body, the latching element has a latching cantilever having a second stopping hole defined therethrough, the second stopping hole latches with the protrusion to hold the stylus in an extended state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: Shi-Xu Liang
  • Patent number: 8334856
    Abstract: A stylus comprises a shell, a stylus body and at least one stopping member. The shell has a compartment defined therethrough, the shell further has at least one first stopping hole and at least one second stopping hole defined in an inner surface thereof and adjacent to the first stopping hole. The stylus body is accommodated in the compartment and is capable of tilting relative to the shell. The at least one stopping member is retractably mounted to the stylus body, each stopping member is configured for selectively resisted one first stopping hole and one second stopping hole with the tilting of the stylus body relative to the shell so as to orient the stylus body in a retracted state or in a tilted state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Shi-Xu Liang, Chung-Yeh Sa
  • Patent number: 8331997
    Abstract: A rotating mechanism comprises a retaining plate having a cut-out defined therethrough, the cut-out is curved; a rotating plate being capable of rotating in a plane parallel to the plane of the retaining plate by a shaft extending through the retaining plate and the rotating plate; a pin rotatably affixed to the rotating plate and slidably engaging with the cut-out to guide rotating movement of the rotating plate when the rotating plate rotates around the shaft in a plane parallel to the plane of the retaining plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: Shi-Xu Liang
  • Patent number: 8325163
    Abstract: A stylus comprises a housing, an axle, a follower, a connecting rod, a stylus body and a pin. The housing has a receptacle and a guiding groove. The axle is rotatably mounted in the receptacle and a threaded portion formed thereon. The follower includes a main body, a nut screwed on the threaded portion and a guiding block slidably located in the guiding groove. The connecting rod is accommodated in the receptacle, the connecting rod defines a sliding groove. The stylus body has a body, a head and an pin hole aligned with the sliding groove. The pin is located in the housing. The pin is inserted in the pin hole and the sliding groove so the connecting rod and a second body end are hinged in the housing; a first connecting rod end is hinged near the center of the stylus body, the second connecting rod end is hinged to another side of the follower opposite to the nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Shi-Xu Liang, Chung-Yeh Sa
  • Patent number: 8319755
    Abstract: An exemplary stylus includes a housing, a stylus body, a latching element and an elastic element. The housing has a receptacle defined therethrough. The stylus body is rotatably assembled to the receptacle. The latching element is slidably accommodated in the receptacle, the latching element is configured for interacting with the stylus body so that the stylus body rotates relative to the housing about an axis and the latching element moves linearly along another axis. The elastic element is resisted between the housing and the latching element, the elastic element is used for accumulating an elastic force with rotation of the stylus body relative to the housing and the movement of the latching element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Shi-Xu Liang, Chung-Yeh Sa
  • Patent number: 8288671
    Abstract: A key button structure includes a button body, a fixing member and a housing. The housing comprises a first housing and a second housing placed in the first housing. The first housing and the second housing together define an accommodating space. The first housing has a window defined therethrough communicating with the accommodating space. The fixing member and the button body are integrally and detachably assembled within the accommodating space of the housing. The button body is exposed through the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Shi-Xu Liang, Yung-Chang Yen
  • Patent number: 8284174
    Abstract: A stylus comprises a housing, a stylus body and a sliding enabling member. The slide enabling member slideably coupling the stylus body to the housing so the stylus body can slide relative to the housing from a retracted configuration to an extending configuration. The slide enabling member includes a sliding pin and two tracks engaging the sliding pin, the sliding pin is positioned on a sliding element located in the receptacle of the housing, and the tracks are two guiding grooves defined in a guiding element located in the chamber of the stylus body, the sliding pin slides in the tracks when the stylus body slides relative to the housing between the retracted configuration and the extended configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futahong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: Shi-Xu Liang
  • Patent number: 8270160
    Abstract: A rotating mechanism comprises a retaining plate having a track and a groove, both of which are defined in the retaining plate and parallel to each other; a rotating plate being capable of rotating in a plane parallel to the plane of the retaining plate by a shaft, the rotating plate has a slot and a slit, both of which are defined in the rotating plate and extending along a imaginary line; a biasing member including a first biasing member end and a second biasing member end; a peg retained on the first biasing member end and extending into the groove and the slot; a rail retained on the second biasing member end and extending into the track and the slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: Shi-Xu Liang
  • Patent number: 8255021
    Abstract: A rotating mechanism includes a lower plate defining a first guiding groove and a second guiding groove, the first guiding groove including a sliding groove section and a rotating groove section, the sliding groove section mirror-image symmetrical with the second guiding groove, the rotating groove section extending from an end of the sliding groove section toward the second guiding groove; an upper plate defines a first track and a second track; an elastic element assembly having two opposite retaining portions; a first pin located at one of the retaining portions, the first pin slidably received in the first guiding groove and the first track; and a second pin located at the other retaining portion, the second pin slidably received in the second guiding groove and the second track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: Shi-Xu Liang
  • Patent number: 8252444
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a base defining a battery compartment, a cover, an operating element, a latching element, and an ejecting element. The cover is configured for covering the battery compartment and pivotably attached to the base. The latching element is attached to the cover. The ejecting element attaches to the base. The operating element is slidably attached to the base. The ejecting element resists the latching element to bias the cover to move away from the base when detaching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: Shi-Xu Liang