Patents by Inventor Tonny Chen

Tonny Chen 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: 20110105197
    Abstract: A universal multimedia bluetooth car handsfree device, aims to transmit signals stored in various types of multimedia storage devices to a car stereo for broadcasting. It includes a bluetooth wireless transmission unit, a handsfree speakerphone unit, a stereo switch unit, a cable signal input unit, a control unit, and a stereo output unit. It is connected to a car stereo and allows the common car stereo to have additional handsfree bluetooth speakerphone function and the ability to connect in wired or wireless fashion to various types of handheld media storage devices to play music.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: Tonny Chen
  • Publication number: 20110099756
    Abstract: A wide-angle double-hinge structure to allow an electronic device to flip at different angles includes a coupling plate, a resistant hinge and a cam hinge. The double-hinge structure couples a first chassis and a second chassis of the electronic device to enable users to selectively flip in an ordinary notebook computer operating condition or a back-to-back operating condition according to their preference. Thus the users can selectively perform input operation in a handheld or desktop fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: Tonny Chen
  • Publication number: 20110102977
    Abstract: An electronic device having a foldable screen includes a flexible screen, a first chassis and a second chassis. The flexible screen is rectangular and has a stub shaft located thereon for turning. The first chassis has a first side formed a plane to flatly hold the flexible screen and a vertical holding shaft located thereon to couple with the stub shaft. The second chassis has an operation interface. The first and second chassis can be folded together, and the flexible screen can be turned about the coupled stub shaft and vertical holding shaft for 90 degrees to align with lateral sides of the first and second chassis. Then the first and second chassis can be wrapped by the flexible screen along a longer side thereof to facilitate storing without occupying a lot of space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: Tonny Chen
  • Publication number: 20110107258
    Abstract: An icon/text interface control method and particularly a control method incorporating with an icon/text menu interface displayed on a screen of a display device to facilitate user operation through selection. The method includes the procedures of: opening an option page, detecting contact of a user's finger on a touch panel and calculating coordinates of the finger center, mapping the position of the finger center to the screen, generating icon alteration of a corresponding option; executing a measure to prevent depressing deviation, and executing the selected option. Through a corresponding icon/text menu displayed on the screen options can be selected as desired to enable users to see and execute the selected options easily and quickly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: Tonny Chen
  • Publication number: 20110102204
    Abstract: A method for correcting typing errors according to character layout positions on a keyboard which consists of depressing responsive touch panels to do character entry to correct typing errors caused by mistakenly hitting a neighboring key of a targeted character due to a swerved typing position includes at least the steps of: (1) corresponding a character; (2) calculating a swerved amount; (3) selecting a prepared character; (4) determining whether input is finished; (5) judging rules; (6) getting the prepared character; and (7) switching the character. Through this method input accuracy can be improved and input characters can be automatically amended as desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: Tonny Chen
  • Publication number: 20110102328
    Abstract: A hyper folding portable electronic device and particularly an electronic device adopted for handheld operation to facilitate manual data entry mainly has a chassis supported by user's thumbs and input operation performed user's rest fingers. The electronic device includes a first body holding an operation key cluster and a second body holding a screen that are coupled through a hinge structure. The first body and second body are flappable at a selected angle so that the screen and the operation key cluster are positioned in a back-to-back manner. The screen displays a keyboard table corresponding to the operation key cluster to facilitate user's data entry operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: Tonny Chen
  • Publication number: 20110102976
    Abstract: An electronic device having a windable screen includes a flexible screen, a first chassis and a second chassis. The flexible screen has a windable free portion at an upper side that has a first anchor structure and a fastening portion at a lower side to be fastened to the first chassis. The first chassis has a plane to flatly hold and anchor the fastening portion of the flexible screen. The second chassis has at least one operation interface and a second anchor structure which is incorporated with the first anchor structure to wind and anchor the flexible screen. Thus when the first and second chassis are folded together the flexible screen can be securely stretched and wound at the outer side of the electronic device to facilitate holding and storing without occupying a lot of space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: Tonny Chen
  • Publication number: 20110102323
    Abstract: A keyboard having multi-axis balance touch keys and particularly a keyboard equipped with touch keys aims to provide steady depressing operation. Each touch key includes a depressible plate, a contact switch, a base and a plurality of balance elements. The balance elements are arranged in two different axial directions and latched respectively on first retaining elements located on the depressible plate and second retaining elements located on the base. The first and second retaining elements have respectively at least one horizontal slot to allow the balance elements to slide therein parallel with the depressible plate. Thus downward depressing forces can be evenly distributed and a steady depressing movement is achieved wherever the touch keys is depressed. Swaying of the touch keys can be prevented and correct output signals can be delivered from the keyboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: Tonny Chen
  • Publication number: 20110107276
    Abstract: An icon/text interface remote controller and particularly a remote controller incorporating with a display device which displays an icon/text menu interface to allow users to make selection mainly includes a touch panel, a button switch, a power supply, a power control circuit and a wireless emission circuit that incorporate with the display device. Users can see options of the icon/text menu on the display device to do remote control operation in a more user-friendly fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: Tonny Chen
  • Patent number: 7388755
    Abstract: A mechanical liquid crystal display (LCD) device and particularly to a mechanical LCD device for automatically and rapidly unloading and storing the LCD panel that is especially suitable for a LCD device which has a display panel higher than the case to allow the display panel to be folded and stored includes a case for housing an extendable deck. The case has a coupling mechanism on one side. The extendable deck has a front side pivotally coupled with a LCD panel holding mechanism. The LCD panel holding mechanism has a downward folding actuation means located thereon which is linked to the front side of the extendable deck. The structure thus formed can replace the expensive electronic circuit control to enable users to automatically and rapidly unload or retract and store the display panel, and also adjust and remember the viewing angle of the display panel to meet user's requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: E-Lead Electronic Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tonny Chen
  • Publication number: 20070091268
    Abstract: A ceiling attached mirror surface screen to be installed on a car top of vehicles to provide displaying and mirror function for user grooming includes a base, a face panel, a screen and a transparent reflective mirror. The base has a housing recess to hold the face panel. The face panel has a housing space to hold the screen and the transparent reflective mirror. The face panel has one end hinged on the base. The transparent reflective mirror is located on the surface of the face panel. When the electric power supply is turned on, the face panel becomes a display device. When the electric power supply is turned off, the face panel becomes a mirror. Hence the same surface can be switched for displaying and user grooming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventor: Tonny Chen
  • Patent number: 7198240
    Abstract: A structure for an adjustable support of monitor including a main body connected to a monitor at a front and a positioning apparatus on an inside for controlling up and down movements of the monitor; and a connecting device pivotally connected with the main body on a front and coupled at a rear to a fastening device connected to a car. The positioning device includes a positioning member for positioning the monitor; and a stop member for releasing the positioning member to make the positioning member to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: E-Lead Electronic Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tonny Chen
  • Publication number: 20070042811
    Abstract: An earphone jack handsfree includes an earphone jack signal line and a handsfree host. The earphone jack signal line has one end connecting to an earphone jack of a mobile phone and other end connecting to the handsfree host. The handsfree host includes at least a microphone, a speaker, a connection port, a control unit and a call detection unit. The handsfree thus formed can improve compatibility and reduce production and inventory costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2005
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Inventor: Tonny Chen
  • Publication number: 20070042810
    Abstract: An earphone jack signal line includes a conductive wire which has a first connector on one end and a second connector on other end. The first connector is inserted into an earphone jack of a mobile phone. The second connector is connected to a handsfree. The signal line includes at least an earphone circuit and a mike circuit, and a call detection unit to activate operation of the handsfree. The earphone jack signal line thus formed can improve compatibility and reduce production cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2005
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Inventor: Tonny Chen
  • Patent number: 7088589
    Abstract: A mechanical and automatic liquid crystal display (LCD) device and particularly to a mechanical and automatic LCD device for automatically and rapidly unloading and storing the LCD panel that is especially suitable for a LCD device which has a display panel foldable upwards for storing includes a case for housing an extendable deck, a coupling mechanism, a display panel holding mechanism and an upward folding actuation means. The structure thus formed can replace the expensive electronic circuit control to enable users to automatically and rapidly unload or retract and store the display panel, and also adjust and remember the viewing angle of the display panel to meet user's requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: E-Lead Electronic Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tonny Chen
  • Publication number: 20060086873
    Abstract: A fastening apparatus for a detachable car multimedia player includes a first fastening member and a second fastening member. The first fastening member is fastened to an anchor seat and has a strut which has a wing flap extended sideward from the top end. The second fastening member is located on the bottom of the car multimedia player and has a coupling bore. The first fastening member may be coupled with the second fastening member to rapidly mount the car multimedia player and remove the car multimedia player when not in use to prevent theft and dust pollution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2004
    Publication date: April 27, 2006
    Inventor: Tonny Chen
  • Patent number: 6976659
    Abstract: An adjustment apparatus capable of remembering screen viewing angle mainly includes an adjustment device on a device body that equips with a screen. The adjustment device includes a body for housing a screw bar and an adjustment wheel. The adjustment wheel may be adjusted and turned by hands to drive the screw bar to extend forwards or retract rearwards so that the bucking position of the head end of the screw bar against the action zone of the lid may be changed thereby to control the swinging angle of the lid, and adjust and remember the viewing angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: E-Lead Electronic Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tonny Chen
  • Publication number: 20050264983
    Abstract: A mechanical liquid crystal display (LCD) device and particularly to a mechanical LCD device for automatically and rapidly unloading and storing the LCD panel that is especially suitable for a LCD device which has a display panel higher than the case to allow the display panel to be folded and stored includes a case for housing an extendable deck. The case has a coupling mechanism on one side. The extendable deck has a front side pivotally coupled with a LCD panel holding mechanism. The LCD panel holding mechanism has a downward folding actuation means located thereon which is linked to the front side of the extendable deck. The structure thus formed can replace the expensive electronic circuit control to enable users to automatically and rapidly unload or retract and store the display panel, and also adjust and remember the viewing angle of the display panel to meet user's requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Publication date: December 1, 2005
    Inventor: Tonny Chen
  • Publication number: 20050254202
    Abstract: A foldable multimedia display apparatus includes a box which has an opening on a front side, at least one speaker port on the top, a fastening means on the bottom, two sliding tracks on two inner sides to allow a base dock of a display screen to slide forwards and rearwards in the box, and an axle mechanism on the front side of the base dock to turn the display screen upwards and downwards. The apparatus is mounted onto a car dashboard. The display screen is foldable horizontally to be housed in the box when no in use, and extendable outside the box to be turned upright for use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Publication date: November 17, 2005
    Inventor: Tonny Chen
  • Patent number: D531531
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: E-Lead Electronic Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tonny Chen