Patents by Inventor Wen-Chieh TAI

Wen-Chieh TAI 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: 20220363990
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for selectively etching silicon nitride in the presence of silicon oxide, polysilicon and/or metal silicides at a high etch rate and with high selectivity. Additives are described that can be used at various dissolved silica loading windows to provide and maintain the high selective etch rate and selectivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Hsing-Chen Wu, Min-Chieh Yang, Ming-Chi Liao, Wen Hua Tai, Wei-Ling Lan
  • Patent number: 11500428
    Abstract: A hinge module is provided, including a first bracket, a guiding rod movably assembled to the first bracket, an elastic member connected between the first bracket and the guiding rod, a second bracket pivotally connected to the guiding rod, and a linking rod pivotally connected between the first and the second brackets. In a process of the first and the second brackets rotating relative to each other, the guiding rod moves relative to the first bracket to deform the elastic member. A portable electronic device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai, Wu-Chen Lee, Kun-You Chuang
  • Publication number: 20220342451
    Abstract: A portable electronic device including a main display and at least one external display detachable relative to one side of the main display is provided. The external display includes a body, a slider slidably disposed in the body, at least one latch pivoted to the body, and at least one elastic member connected between the slider and the body. The latch has a driving column and a tenon portion opposite to each other, and the driving column is movably connected to the slider, such that when the slider slides relative to the body, the latch is driven to pivot relative to the body, and the tenon portion is rotated out of the body or hidden in body. The tenon portion that is rotated out of the body is inserted into the main display, so that the external display is combined to the main display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yu-Shih Wang, Yi-Ta Huang, Chih-Chun Liu, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai
  • Patent number: 11474569
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a first body, a second body, a hinge mechanism, a spring, and a cable extending from the first body to the second body. The second body is connected to the first body through the hinge mechanism. The first body has a first pillar, a second pillar, and a third pillar. The second pillar is located between the first pillar and the third pillar. The spring is disposed in the first body as corresponding to the second pillar. The cable includes a first winding segment extending through a gap between the first pillar and the second pillar, a second winding segment extending through a gap between the second pillar and the spring, and a third winding segment extending through a gap between the second pillar and the third pillar. Two ends of the spring are respectively connected to the first body and the second winding segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Pao-Min Huang, Tzu-Wei Lin, Chih-Chun Liu, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai
  • Publication number: 20220261033
    Abstract: A portable electronic apparatus includes a first body having a pivoting side and a heat dissipating hole located at the pivoting side, a second body, and a hinge mechanism. The second body is rotatably and slidably connected to the first body through the hinge mechanism including a rack fixed in the first body as corresponding to the pivoting side, a rotating shaft connected to the second body, and a driving component connected to the rotating shaft and mechanically coupled to the rack. When the second body rotates and unfolds with respect to the first body, the rotating shaft rotates together with the second body, the driving component rotates with the rotating shaft, and the driving component rotates and slides with respect to the rack and drives the second body to slide away from the pivoting side to increase a distance between the second body and the heat dissipating hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Tzu-Wei Lin, Pao-Min Huang, Chih-Chun Liu, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai
  • Publication number: 20220236766
    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: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    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: 20220221913
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a first body, a second body, a hinge mechanism, a spring, and a cable extending from the first body to the second body. The second body is connected to the first body through the hinge mechanism. The first body has a first pillar, a second pillar, and a third pillar. The second pillar is located between the first pillar and the third pillar. The spring is disposed in the first body as corresponding to the second pillar. The cable includes a first winding segment extending through a gap between the first pillar and the second pillar, a second winding segment extending through a gap between the second pillar and the spring, and a third winding segment extending through a gap between the second pillar and the third pillar. Two ends of the spring are respectively connected to the first body and the second winding segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Pao-Min Huang, Tzu-Wei Lin, Chih-Chun Liu, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai
  • Publication number: 20220206600
    Abstract: A touch pad structure includes a touch module, a first bracket, a second bracket, and a plurality of linkage rods. The touch module is disposed on the first bracket. The second bracket is surrounding the first bracket and the touch module. A plurality of outer edges of the first bracket faces to a plurality of inner edges of the second bracket respectively. Each of the linkage rods is pivotally connected the outer edge and the inner edge facing to each other, so that the touch module is moved together with the first bracket and relative to the second bracket when the touch module is pressed or released, and the linkage rods have synchronized seesaw motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yu-Shih Wang, Wen-Chieh Tai, Cheng-Nan Ling, Chih-Chun Liu
  • Patent number: 11340659
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a casing, a stylus, a first magnet, a magnetic ring, and a pair of second magnets. The casing has a surface and an accommodation groove recessed from the surface. The stylus has a front end and a rear end. The first magnet is disposed at one of the front end and the rear end of the stylus, and the magnetic ring is disposed at the other of the front end and the rear end of the stylus. The second magnets are disposed in the casing and located below the accommodation groove, where locations of the first magnet and the magnetic ring correspond to locations of the second magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yu-Shih Wang, Wen-Chieh Tai, Cheng-Nan Ling, Chih-Chun Liu
  • Patent number: 11334115
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: 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: 20220137674
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism includes at least two hinge modules and at least one switching assembly disposed between the adjacent two hinge modules and including a first and second rotating members rotating coaxially with respect to each other. The first rotating member is coaxially disposed at one of the adjacent hinge modules to rotate synchronously. The second rotating member is coaxially disposed at the other one of the adjacent hinge modules to rotate synchronously. The first rotating member has a first driving portion, and the second rotating member has a second driving portion. The first and second driving portions are located on rotating paths of each other, and an idle stroke is provided between the first and second driving portions along the rotating paths. When the first driving portion and the second driving portion pass through the idle stroke, torque forces generated by the adjacent two hinge modules are disconnected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Chuan-Hua Wang, Wu-Chen Lee, Cheng-Nan Ling, Dong-Sheng Wu, Chih-Chun Liu, Wen-Chieh Tai, Yi-Ta Huang
  • Patent number: 11314343
    Abstract: A touch pad structure includes a touch module, a first bracket, a second bracket, and a plurality of linkage rods. The first bracket has a plurality of first pivoting portions, and the touch module is disposed on the first bracket. The second bracket has a plurality of second pivoting portions. Each of the linkage rods is pivotally connected between the first pivoting portion and the second pivoting portion, so that the touch module is moved together with the first bracket when the touch module is pressed. One portion of each of the linkage rods is pivotally rotated at the first pivoting portion, and another portion of each of the linkage rods is pivotally rotated and moved at the second pivoting portion, so that the touch module and the first bracket are moved toward a plane where the second bracket is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yu-Shih Wang, Wen-Chieh Tai, Cheng-Nan Ling, Chih-Chun Liu
  • Publication number: 20220121245
    Abstract: A hinge structure for a flexible display including first, second, third, and fourth rotating shafts, first and second brackets, and first, second, third, and fourth linking members is provided. The first, second, third, and fourth rotating shafts are parallel to each other and kept at a fixed relative distance with each other. The first linking member is pivotally connected to the third and first brackets. The second linking member is pivotally connected to the fourth and second brackets. The third linking member is pivotally connected to the first bracket and connected to the first rotating shaft, and the fourth linking member is pivotally connected to the second bracket and connected to the second rotating shaft. When the first and second rotating shafts pivotally rotate relative to each other, the first and second brackets move close to or away from each other. A foldable electronic device is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Wu-Chen Lee, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai
  • Patent number: 11301005
    Abstract: A display assembly including a body, a display module, and a transmission module is provided. The body has a datum surface. The display module has a display surface. The transmission module is disposed in the body and is linked to the display module, wherein the transmission module drives the display module to move away from or close to the body, so as to drive the display surface to be lifted up or lowered down relative to the datum surface. A portable electronic device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai
  • Publication number: 20220096691
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a casing including a substrate, a transparent fluorescent identifying part, and a transparent antibacterial film. The transparent fluorescent identifying part is disposed on the substrate. The transparent antibacterial film covers the substrate and the transparent fluorescent identifying part. A method of manufacturing the casing is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Wen-Hsin Lin, Wen-Chieh Tai, Cheng-Nan Ling
  • Patent number: 11291130
    Abstract: A casing includes a substrate, a protection layer, a bottom coating layer, a coating film layer, and a surface coating layer. The protection layer is formed on the substrate. The bottom coating layer is formed on the protection layer. The coating film layer is formed on the bottom coating layer. The surface coating layer is formed on the coating film layer. One of a surface of the substrate where the protection layer is formed on, a surface of the protection layer where the bottom coating layer is formed on, and a surface of the bottom coating layer where the coating film layer is formed on has a concave-convex pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Wen-Hsin Lin, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai
  • Publication number: 20220085550
    Abstract: A plug electrical connector including a body and a plurality of cable terminals is provided. The body includes a top surface, two side surfaces opposite to each other, at least one locking slot, and a pair of locking protrusions. The top surface is bordered between the two side surfaces, the locking slot is located on the top surface, and the locking protrusions are located on the side surfaces. The cable terminals penetrate through the body and are arranged between the side surfaces in an axial direction. The plug electrical connector is adapted to be butted to a receptacle electrical connector and is engaged with the receptacle electrical connector with the locking slot and the locking protrusions. A receptacle electrical connector is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yu-Shih Wang, Hung-Jen Su, Chih-Chun Liu, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai
  • Patent number: 11262801
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a first body, a second body, a third body, and a support member. The second body is pivotally connected between the first body and the third body. The support member is movably disposed at the first body, and the support member is pivotally connected to one of the second body and the third body. In a folded state, the second body is folded and covered between the first body and the third body. In an unfolded state, the second body and the third body are respectively inclined relative to the first body and the second body, and the second body is suspended over the first body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Wu-Chen Lee, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai
  • Publication number: 20210397227
    Abstract: A foldable electronic device including a hinge module and a pair of bodies is provided. The hinge module is connected between the bodies such that the bodies may rotate relatively to be folded or unfolded. The hinge module includes a first torsion member and a second torsion member linked respectively to the bodies to generate torsional forces during a travel of a rotation of the bodies to be folded or unfolded. The first torsion member generates torsional force in a first section of the travel, the second torsion member generates torsional force in a second section of the travel, and the first section and the second section overlap partially, in which the direction of the first torsion member is opposite to the direction of the second torsion member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Wu-Chen Lee, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai
  • Publication number: 20210398758
    Abstract: A button structure of an input device, including a circuit board, a dome element, and a trigger, is provided. The dome element is disposed on the circuit board, and is electrically conductive and elastic. The trigger is disposed at a center of the dome element, and is electrically insulative and flexible. The trigger has a conductive layer facing the circuit board. The dome element is configured to be pressed to drive the conductive layer of the trigger to abut against a trigger circuit of the circuit board to generate a trigger signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yu-Shih Wang, Chih-Chun Liu, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai