Patents by Inventor Tay-Yang Lin

Tay-Yang 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).

  • Publication number: 20070268258
    Abstract: A hand-held device is provided. The hand-held device includes a rotary wheel, a switch, a character region, a display, and a controller. The rotary wheel has a plurality of positioning inputs. The character region includes a plurality of icons corresponding to the positioning inputs. Each icon includes a plurality of characters. The display defines a character display area. According to a positioning input the rotary wheel locates, the characters of the corresponding icon are displayed in the character display area of the display. According to a count the switch is operated, the corresponding character of the characters displayed in the character display area is inputted. The above-mentioned rotary wheel can replace keyboard in the hand-held device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2006
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chin-Feng Chen, Tay-Yang Lin, Xiao-Guang Li, Te-Yao Yeh, Kuan-Hong Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20070263350
    Abstract: The invention provides a protective apparatus suit for protecting a portable device and its accessories of the portable device. The protective apparatus includes a holder for holding the portable device; a cover for accommodating at least part of the at least one accessory of the portable device; and a connector for rotatably connecting the holder and the cover. The cover includes a cable retainer for receiving at least part of a cable portion of the at least one accessory, and at least one receptacle for receiving at least part of at least one bulky portion of the at least one accessory. The protective apparatus has a simple design for wrapping the cable onto the protective apparatus and unwrapping the cable from the protective apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Applicant: ENSKY TECHONLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tay-Yang Lin, Kuan-Hong Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20070200736
    Abstract: A hand-held device is provided. The hand-held device includes a rotary wheel, a switch, a character region, and a controller. The rotary wheel has a plurality of positioning inputs. The character region includes a plurality of icons corresponding to the positioning inputs. Each icon includes a character. The controller is responsive to operation on the rotary wheel and the switch, and inputs a corresponding character. The above-mentioned rotary wheel can replace keyboard in the hand-held device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chin-Feng Chen, Tay-Yang Lin, Xiao-Guang Li, Te-Yao Yeh, Kuan-Hong Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20070195071
    Abstract: A hand-held device is provided. The hand-held device includes a rotary wheel, a first switch, a second switch, an encoder, a memory, and a controller. The rotary wheel has a plurality of positioning inputs. The encoder is responsive to operations on the rotary wheel and outputs positioning codes. The memory stores a plurality of input modes, wherein each input mode includes characters corresponding to positioning codes. The controller obtains an input mode from the memory, and shifts a current input mode to the input mode obtained in responsive to an input from the first switch. The controller inputs a character of the current input mode according to a positioning code that the encoder outputs in response to an input from the second switch. The above-mentioned rotary wheel can replace keyboard in the hand-held device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventors: Chin-Feng Chen, Tay-Yang Lin, Xiao-Guang Li, Te-Yao Yeh, Kuan-Hong Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20070165011
    Abstract: A hand-held device is provided. The hand-held device includes a rotary wheel, a switch, a character region, and a controller. The rotary wheel has a plurality of positioning inputs. The character region includes a plurality of icon areas corresponding to the positioning inputs. Each icon area includes a plurality of characters. According to a positioning input the rotary wheel locates, the controller selects characters of the corresponding icon area. According to a count the switch is operated, the controller inputs a corresponding character of the characters selected. The above-mentioned rotary wheel can replace keyboard in the hand-held device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2006
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chin-Feng Chen, Tay-Yang Lin, Xiao-Guang Li, Kuan-Hong Hsieh, Te-Yao Yeh
  • Publication number: 20070126709
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device includes a processing unit, a display and a touch-sensitive apparatus. The touch-sensitive apparatus includes a plurality of touch-sensitive units. Each touch-sensitive unit is corresponding to a symbol. The processing unit receives a stroke operation on a touch-sensitive unit, and displays the corresponding symbol on the display. Entering symbols in the electronic device is convenient while avoiding dirtying or damaging the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2006
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chin-Feng Chen, Tay-Yang Lin, Xiao-Guang Li, Te-Yao Yeh, Han-Che Wang, Kuan-Hong Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20070126710
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device includes a processing unit, a display and a touch-sensitive apparatus. The touch-sensitive apparatus includes a plurality of touch-sensitive units. The display defines a symbol selection area for displaying a plurality of symbols corresponding to the touch-sensitive units. The processing unit receives a touch operation on a touch-sensitive unit, and inputs the corresponding symbol displayed in the symbol selection area. Inputting symbols in the electronic device is convenient while avoiding dirtying or damaging the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chin-Feng Chen, Tay-Yang Lin, Xiao-Guang Li, Te-Yao Yeh, Han-Che Wang, Kuan-Hong Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20070125627
    Abstract: An apparatus for character input is disclosed. The apparatus includes a keypad and a processing unit. The keypad comprises a plurality of combo keys. Each combo key includes a main contact and at least one sub-contact adjacent to the main contact, the main contact and the sub-contact respectively have at least one icon representing a character. The processing unit receives a press operation on the keypad and inputting a corresponding character. The keypad of the apparatus is compact in size while character input on the keypad is conveniently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2006
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chin-Feng Chen, Tay-Yang Lin, Te-Yao Yeh, Xiao-Guang Li, Kuan-Hong Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20070115266
    Abstract: A method for controlling a computer via a portable device is provided. The method includes the steps of: providing an input unit configured in the portable device for operational inputs; providing an operation interface for selecting either one of a computer controlled mode and a portable device controlled mode if the portable device is connected to the computer, wherein the input unit serves as an input unit for the computer in the computer controlled mode, and the input unit serves the audio signal generating device in the portable device controlled mode; receiving an operational input from the input unit, and generating a control signal corresponding to the operational input; translating the control signal to a control instruction according to input mappings and transmitting the control instruction to the computer, if the input unit of the portable device is in the computer controlled mode; and performing operations corresponding to the control instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2006
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Robert Liu, Tay-Yang Lin, Kuan-Hong Hsieh