Patents by Inventor Ting-Wen Pai

Ting-Wen Pai 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: 11146031
    Abstract: An expansion device includes a supporting base and a hub. The supporting base includes a bottom portion, a supporting portion, and an electrical connection port. The supporting portion is connected to the bottom portion and has an insert slot. The electrical connection port is disposed at the bottom portion. The hub is slidably disposed within the supporting portion and is located between the bottom portion and the insert slot. The hub includes a first electrical connection element and a second electrical connection element facing away from the first electrical connection element. The first electrical connection element is electrically connected to the electrical connection port, and the second electrical connection element extends into the insert slot. Another expansion device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Ting-Wen Pai, Wen-Chieh Tai, Han-Tsung Shen, Yu-Shih Wang
  • Publication number: 20210223821
    Abstract: An electronic device assembly is provided, including an electronic device body and a detachable lens module. The electronic device body has a housing and a first joining unit, wherein the first joining unit is disposed on the housing. The detachable lens module is detachably assembled onto the housing and has a second joining unit, wherein the first joining unit is joined to the second joining unit to electrically connect the detachable lens module to the electronic device body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yu-Shih Wang, Yi-Ta Huang, Chih-Chun Liu, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai, Chi-Hung Lai, Wu-Chen Lee, Pin-Chueh Lin, Chih-Wei Liao, Ting-Wen Pai, Wen-Chieh Chen
  • Publication number: 20210151267
    Abstract: A touch pad structure includes a touch pad, a dome switch, and a buffer film. The touch pad includes a fulcrum end and a moving end opposite to the fulcrum end, and the touch pad has an outer surface and an inner surface opposite to the outer surface. The dome switch is disposed at the moving end and connected to the inner surface of the touch pad. The dome switch includes a switch body and a convex portion protruding from the switch body. The buffer film is attached to the inner surface of the touch pad and the dome switch. The buffer film covers the dome switch and has a perforation, and the convex portion of the dome switch is located inside the perforation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Ting-Wen Pai, Wen-Chieh Tai, Cheng-Nan Ling, Chih-Chun Liu, Hung-Jen Su
  • Patent number: 11009974
    Abstract: A touch pad structure includes a first casing, a second casing, a touch pad, an elastic element, a button, and an adjusting element. The first casing has an opening and is disposed on the second casing. The touch pad is disposed in the opening. The touch pad has a pivot portion and a movable portion. The pivot portion is pivoted to the first casing. A side of the movable portion facing the second casing is provided with a trigger. The elastic element is located between the first casing and the second casing. The elastic element has a first end and a second end. The button is aligned to the trigger and abuts against the first end of the elastic element. The adjusting element rotatably and movably penetrates through the second casing and is aligned to the button. The adjusting element abuts against the second end of the elastic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Ting-Wen Pai, Chih-Chun Liu, Yu-Shih Wang, Chien-Yuan Chen
  • Publication number: 20210055762
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided, including a main body, a cover movably connected to the main body, a biasing element connected to the cover and the main body, a movable member movably disposed on the main body, and a magnetic element disposed on the movable member. When the cover is located in a closed position relative to the main body, the cover is attracted by the magnetic element and restricted in the closed position. When the movable member is pushed by an external force to move from its initial position to a first position, the movable member and the magnetic element separate from the cover, and the biasing element drives the cover to move from the closed position to an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Ting-Wen PAI, Wen-Chieh TAI, Cheng-Nan LING, Chih-Chun LIU, Yu-Shih WANG
  • Publication number: 20210059059
    Abstract: A foldable electronic device including a first body, a second body, a flexible display disposed on the first and the second bodies, a hinge assembly connected between the first and the second bodies, an extension chain assembly, and a linkage is provided. The first and the second bodies are rotated relatively to be unfolded or folded via the hinge assembly. An end of the linkage and an end of the extension chain assembly are pivoted together and coupled to the first body in a sliding and pivoting manner. Another end of the linkage is pivoted to the hinge assembly, and another end of the extension chain assembly is pivoted to the second body. In a transforming process between the folded and the unfolded states, an extension traveling of the extension chain assembly compensates a size difference of the flexible display between the folded and the unfolded states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Ting-Wen Pai, Chi-Hung Lai, Wu-Chen Lee, Chih-Chun Liu
  • Publication number: 20210011565
    Abstract: A touch pad structure includes a first casing, a second casing, a touch pad, an elastic element, a button, and an adjusting element. The first casing has an opening and is disposed on the second casing. The touch pad is disposed in the opening. The touch pad has a pivot portion and a movable portion. The pivot portion is pivoted to the first casing. A side of the movable portion facing the second casing is provided with a trigger. The elastic element is located between the first casing and the second casing. The elastic element has a first end and a second end. The button is aligned to the trigger and abuts against the first end of the elastic element. The adjusting element rotatably and movably penetrates through the second casing and is aligned to the button. The adjusting element abuts against the second end of the elastic element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Ting-Wen Pai, Chih-Chun Liu, Yu-Shih Wang, Chien-Yuan Chen
  • Publication number: 20200335924
    Abstract: An expansion device includes a supporting base and a hub. The supporting base includes a bottom portion, a supporting portion, and an electrical connection port. The supporting portion is connected to the bottom portion and has an insert slot. The electrical connection port is disposed at the bottom portion. The hub is slidably disposed within the supporting portion and is located between the bottom portion and the insert slot. The hub includes a first electrical connection element and a second electrical connection element facing away from the first electrical connection element. The first electrical connection element is electrically connected to the electrical connection port, and the second electrical connection element extends into the insert slot. Another expansion device is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Ting-Wen Pai, Wen-Chieh Tai, Han-Tsung Shen, Yu-Shih Wang