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: 20210081004
    Abstract: A portable electronic device including a first body, a second body, a first hinge connected to the first body, a second hinge connected to the second body, and a linking rod is provided. The linking rod has a first end and a second end opposite to each other, wherein the first end is pivoted to the first hinge eccentric to a rotation axis of the first hinge, and the second end is pivoted to the second hinge eccentric to a rotation axis of the second hinge. The first and the second bodies are rotated to be closed to or far away from each other by the first hinge, the second hinge, and the linking rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicants: Acer Incorporated, Deda metal Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Wu-Chen Lee, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai, Kun-You Chuang
  • 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: 20200413558
    Abstract: A casing includes a substrate, a protection layer, a bottom coating layer, a coating film layer, and a surface coating layer. The substrate has a first surface. The protection layer covers the first surface and has a second surface opposite to the first surface. The bottom coating layer covers the second surface and has a third surface opposite to the second surface. The coating film layer covers the third surface and has a fourth surface opposite to the third surface. The surface coating layer covers the fourth surface. One of the first surface, the second surface, and the third surface has a concave-convex pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Wen-Hsin Lin, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai
  • Patent number: 10879656
    Abstract: A plug connector includes a conductive body, an insulative body, and a ring shape conductive terminal. The conductive body has an assembling hole. The insulative body is sleeved on the conductive body, wherein the insulative body has an opening hole and the assembling hole is aligned with the opening hole. The ring shape conductive terminal is assembled in the assembling hole, wherein the ring shape conductive terminal includes a conductive inner ring and the conductive inner ring includes a plurality of conductive portions. The conductive portions are arranged circularly and each conductive portion has at least two conductive contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yu-Shih Wang, Chih-Chun Liu, Wen-Chieh Tai
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200326757
    Abstract: An electronic device including a hinge module, a first body, a first linking assembly, a second body, a second linking assembly, and a flexible display assembled to the first body and the second body is provided. The hinge module includes a first rotating shaft, a second rotating shaft parallel to the first rotating shaft, a first guiding shaft orthogonal to the first rotating shaft, and a second guiding shaft orthogonal to the second rotating shaft. The first body is slidably assembled to the first guiding shaft, the second body is slidably assembled to the second guiding shaft, the first linking assembly slidably assembled to the first guiding shaft connects the first body, and the second linking assembly slidably assembled to the second guiding shaft connects the second body. A deformation of the flexible display drives the first and second bodies to move close to or away from the hinge module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicants: Acer Incorporated, Deda metal Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wu-Chen Lee, Wen-Chieh Tai, Kun-You Chuang
  • Patent number: 10802539
    Abstract: An electronic device including a body, an input module, and an engaging mechanism is provided. The input module is movably disposed at the body and adapted to move along an axial direction. The engaging mechanism includes a first engaging portion and a second engaging portion. The first engaging portion is connected to the input module. The second engaging portion is movably connected to the body and is adapted to move with a traction of gravity. When the axial direction has a first angle with respect to a direction of gravity, the second engaging portion is away from the first engaging portion so that the input module is adapted to move along the axial direction. When the axial direction has a second angle with respect to the direction of gravity, the second engaging portion is engaged with the first engaging portion to limit the movement of the input module in the axial direction, and the first angle is greater than the second angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Chen, Wen-Chieh Tai, Shun-Bin Chen, Huei-Ting Chuang
  • Patent number: 10785898
    Abstract: A casing includes a substrate, a protective layer, a plurality of conductive shielding components and a plurality of waterproof layers. The substrate has a first surface and a second surface. The protective layer encapsulates the first surface and the second surface, wherein the protective layer has a plurality of openings and a part of the first surface is exposed from the openings. The conductive shielding components contact the protective layer encapsulating the first surface, and the conductive shielding components respectively cover the openings. The waterproof layers respectively cover edges of the conductive shielding components and contact the protective layer. A manufacturing method of casing is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Wen-Hsin Lin, Tzu-Wei Lin, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai
  • Publication number: 20200274305
    Abstract: A plug connector includes a conductive body, an insulative body, and a ring shape conductive terminal. The conductive body has an assembling hole. The insulative body is sleeved on the conductive body, wherein the insulative body has an opening hole and the assembling hole is aligned with the opening hole. The ring shape conductive terminal is assembled in the assembling hole, wherein the ring shape conductive terminal includes a conductive inner ring and the conductive inner ring includes a plurality of conductive portions. The conductive portions are arranged circularly and each conductive portion has at least two conductive contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yu-Shih Wang, Chih-Chun Liu, Wen-Chieh Tai
  • Publication number: 20200218315
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism is provided. The hinge mechanism includes a base, a magnetic assembly, a torque assembly, and a calibration component. The magnetic assembly is disposed in the base. The torque assembly is connected to the base, and includes a substrate, a first cylinder, and a second cylinder. The substrate is disposed in the base. The first cylinder penetrates the substrate, and is rotatable relative to the substrate. The second cylinder penetrates the substrate, and is rotatable relative to the substrate and the first cylinder. The calibration component is disposed between the magnetic assembly and the torque assembly, and abuts an inner wall of the first cylinder, and an inner wall of the second cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Yu-Chin HUANG, Hsueh-Chih PENG, Wen-Chieh TAI, Wen-Neng LIAO, Kuang-Hua LIN
  • Publication number: 20200174524
    Abstract: An electronic device including a body, an input module, and an engaging mechanism is provided. The input module is movably disposed at the body and adapted to move along an axial direction. The engaging mechanism includes a first engaging portion and a second engaging portion. The first engaging portion is connected to the input module. The second engaging portion is movably connected to the body and is adapted to move with a traction of gravity. When the axial direction has a first angle with respect to a direction of gravity, the second engaging portion is away from the first engaging portion so that the input module is adapted to move along the axial direction. When the axial direction has a second angle with respect to the direction of gravity, the second engaging portion is engaged with the first engaging portion to limit the movement of the input module in the axial direction, and the first angle is greater than the second angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Chen, Wen-Chieh Tai, Shun-Bin Chen, Huei-Ting Chuang
  • Patent number: 10606310
    Abstract: An electronic device including a body, an input module, and an engaging mechanism is provided. The input module is movably disposed at the body and adapted to move along an axial direction. The engaging mechanism includes a first engaging portion and a second engaging portion. The first engaging portion is connected to the input module. The second engaging portion is movably connected to the body. When the axial direction has a first angle with respect to a direction of gravity, the second engaging portion is away from the first engaging portion so that the input module is adapted to move along the axial direction. When the axial direction has a second angle with respect to the direction of gravity, the second engaging portion is engaged with the first engaging portion to limit the movement of the input module in the axial direction, and the first angle is greater than the second angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Chen, Wen-Chieh Tai, Shun-Bin Chen, Huei-Ting Chuang
  • Publication number: 20180279494
    Abstract: A housing structure of an electronic device including a transparent housing and an opaque film is provided. The transparent housing has an inner surface and an outer surface opposite to each other, and the transparent housing has at least one opening connecting the inner and the outer surfaces. The opaque film is attached to the inner surface by vacuuming and discharging air out of the opaque film and the transparent housing through the opening. The opaque film is visually exposed via the transparent housing. A manufacturing method of the housing structure is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Mu Chang, Ching-Piao Kuan, Wen-Chieh Tai, Cheng-Nan Ling
  • Patent number: 9999142
    Abstract: A housing structure of an electronic device including a housing, a silicone rubber, and an assembling member is provided. The housing is metal and has an inner surface and an outer surface. The silicone rubber is disposed on the outer surface, and an edge of the silicone rubber is extended to the inner surface. The assembling member is disposed at the inner surface, such that the edge of the silicone rubber is clamped between the inner surface and the assembling member. A manufacturing method of the housing structure is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Mu Chang, Ching-Piao Kuan, Wen-Chieh Tai, Cheng-Nan Ling
  • Patent number: 9748720
    Abstract: A transmission shaft set including a plurality of transmission shaft structures is disclosed. Each transmission shaft structure includes a metal pin connecting shaft and a base. The metal pin connecting shaft includes an arc part, a fastening block, a plurality of electrically connecting parts and a plurality of electrically connecting metal pins. The plurality of electrically connecting parts are located on the arc part. The plurality of electrically connecting metal pins are located in the fastening block and electrically connected to the plurality of electrically connecting parts. The base is fastened to the metal pin connecting shaft and includes a fastening groove, at least one fastening part and at least one column. The fastening groove is used for fastening the fastening block. The fastening part is located near the fastening groove. The column is located near the fastening groove and the fastening part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Acer Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Wen-Chieh Tai, Yu-Shih Wang, Cheng-Nan Ling, Hsien-Wei Chen, Chun-I Chen
  • Patent number: 9516785
    Abstract: The electronic portable device of the invention includes a housing, a lifting mechanism, a controlling unit, and a heat dissipation fan. The housing includes an opening. The lifting mechanism is movably disposed in the housing and corresponds to the opening. The lifting mechanism is configured to move toward or away from the opening. The control unit is coupled to the lifting mechanism and configured to control the lifting mechanism to move toward or away from the opening. The heat dissipation fan is disposed on the lifting mechanism and corresponds to the opening. When the lifting mechanism moves towards the opening, the heat dissipation fan is lifted toward the opening by the lifting mechanism, and is protruded from an outer surface of the housing through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Wen-Chieh Tai, Cheng-Nan Ling
  • Publication number: 20160330864
    Abstract: The electronic portable device of the invention includes a housing, a lifting mechanism, a controlling unit, and a heat dissipation fan. The housing includes an opening The lifting mechanism is movably disposed in the housing and corresponds to the opening. The lifting mechanism is configured to move toward or away from the opening. The control unit is coupled to the lifting mechanism and configured to control the lifting mechanism to move toward or away from the opening. The heat dissipation fan is disposed on the lifting mechanism and corresponds to the opening. When the lifting mechanism moves towards the opening, the heat dissipation fan is lifted toward the opening by the lifting mechanism, and is protruded from an outer surface of the housing through the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Wen-Chieh Tai, Cheng-Nan Ling
  • Patent number: 9471111
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism includes first torsion shafts, a first torsion sleeve, second torsion shafts, a second torsion sleeve, a first fixing assembly, a second fixing assembly and a third fixing assembly. The first torsion sleeve is sleeved on the first torsion shafts to link the first torsion shafts. The second torsion sleeve is sleeved on the second torsion shafts to link the second torsion shafts. The first and the second torsion sleeves interfere with each other, so the adjacent first and second torsion shafts drive each other to move. The first fixing assembly is engaged with the adjacent first and second torsion shafts respectively. The second fixing assembly is engaged with the first torsion shaft away from the second torsion shafts. The third fixing assembly is engaged with the second torsion shaft away from the first torsion shafts. The first, second and third torsion shafts interfere with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Wen-Chieh Tai, Cheng-Nan Ling, Hsien-Wei Chen, Chun-I Chen
  • Patent number: 9423837
    Abstract: A portable electronic apparatus includes a base, two linkage assemblies disposed on two sides of the base, and a first component and a second component pivoted respectively on the base. Each linkage assembly includes a lever and a dual axis rotating module combined between a first end and a second end of the lever, and each dual axis rotating module disposes on the side of the base. The lever rotates along the side of the base and along a first plane being substantially perpendicular to the side relative to the base by the dual axis rotating module. During the first component rotates relative to the base from an open state to a close state, the first end of each lever is pushed to rotate along the first plane, and the second component is clipped by the second end of each lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Acer Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Wen-Chieh Tai, Cheng-Nan Ling, Hsien-Wei Chen
  • Publication number: 20160224072
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism includes first torsion shafts, a first torsion sleeve, second torsion shafts, a second torsion sleeve, a first fixing assembly, a second fixing assembly and a third fixing assembly. The first torsion sleeve is sleeved on the first torsion shafts to link the first torsion shafts. The second torsion sleeve is sleeved on the second torsion shafts to link the second torsion shafts. The first and the second torsion sleeves interfere with each other, so the adjacent first and second torsion shafts drive each other to move. The first fixing assembly is engaged with the adjacent first and second torsion shafts respectively. The second fixing assembly is engaged with the first torsion shaft away from the second torsion shafts. The third fixing assembly is engaged with the second torsion shaft away from the first torsion shafts. The first, second and third torsion shafts interfere with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Wen-Chieh Tai, Cheng-Nan Ling, Hsien-Wei Chen, Chun-I Chen