Patents by Inventor Yan-Lin Kuo

Yan-Lin Kuo 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: 11044999
    Abstract: A swing chair includes a base, a seat, and a driving frame. The seat is disposed above the base. The driving frame is disposed between the base and the seat. The driving frame includes a first fixing base, a first shaft, a second fixing base, a second shaft, a first driving assembly, and a second driving assembly. The first fixing base is fixed to the base. The first shaft is rotatably connected to the first fixing base. The second fixing base is fixed to the seat. The second shaft is connected to the first shaft and the second fixing base is rotatably connected to the second shaft. The first driving assembly is configured to drive the first shaft to rotate with respect to the first fixing base. The second driving assembly is configured to drive the second fixing base to rotate with respect to the second shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Kai-Lin Chang, Yan-Lin Kuo, Chao-Di Shen
  • Publication number: 20210191473
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a casing, a stylus, a first magnet, and a pair of second magnets. The casing has a surface and an accommodation groove recessed from the surface. The accommodation groove has an accommodation portion parallel to the surface and a pair of connection portions obliquely connected between the surface and the accommodation portion. The stylus has a front end and a rear end, and the first magnet is disposed at the rear end. The second magnets are disposed in the casing and located below the accommodation portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventor: Yan-Lin Kuo
  • Patent number: 10914104
    Abstract: A pivoting mechanism includes a first hollow tube and a second hollow tube. The second hollow tube is rotatably sleeved on the first hollow tube to generate a torsion force with the first hollow tube. An electronic device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Chao-Di Shen, Kai-Lin Chang, Yan-Lin Kuo
  • Publication number: 20210011523
    Abstract: A foldable electronic device includes a first casing, a second casing, a hinge structure and a foldable display. The hinge structure includes a first frame, a second frame, a plurality of first hinge block sets and a plurality of second hinge blocks, wherein the first frame is connected to the first casing and the second frame is connected to the second casing. The two adjacent first hinge block sets are connected by one of the second hinge blocks. The foldable display includes a first bonding portion secured to the first casing, a second bonding portion secured to the second casing and a foldable portion located between the first bonding portion and the second casing, wherein the foldable portion is aligned with the hinge structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventor: Yan-Lin Kuo
  • Publication number: 20200260878
    Abstract: A computer cockpit including a cockpit body, a driving module, a sensing module and a controlling module. The cockpit body includes a seat, a backrest and a display interface all movably disposed on the cockpit body. The display interface and the backrest are respectively located at two opposite sides of the seat. The driving module and the sensing module are disposed to the cockpit body, and the sensing module is configured to provide sensing data. The sensing data includes a seat pressure sensing value and a backrest pressure sensing value. The controlling module is electrically connected to the driving module and the sensing module, and configured to send an adjusting command according to the sensing data. The driving module is configured to receive the adjusting command to synchronously rotate the seat, the backrest and the display interface to a working angle and reduce a difference between the backrest pressure sensing value and the seat pressure sensing value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yan-Lin Kuo, Hsueh-Chih Peng
  • Publication number: 20200263466
    Abstract: A pivoting mechanism includes a first hollow tube and a second hollow tube. The second hollow tube is rotatably sleeved on the first hollow tube to generate a torsion force with the first hollow tube. An electronic device is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Chao-Di Shen, Kai-Lin Chang, Yan-Lin Kuo
  • Publication number: 20200196761
    Abstract: A swing chair includes a base, a seat, and a driving frame. The seat is disposed above the base. The driving frame is disposed between the base and the seat. The driving frame includes a first fixing base, a first shaft, a second fixing base, a second shaft, a first driving assembly, and a second driving assembly. The first fixing base is fixed to the base. The first shaft is rotatably connected to the first fixing base. The second fixing base is fixed to the seat. The second shaft is connected to the first shaft and the second fixing base is rotatably connected to the second shaft. The first driving assembly is configured to drive the first shaft to rotate with respect to the first fixing base. The second driving assembly is configured to drive the second fixing base to rotate with respect to the second shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Kai-Lin Chang, Yan-Lin Kuo, Chao-Di Shen
  • Patent number: 10606376
    Abstract: A stylus including a pen rod, a first pen barrel, a second pen barrel, a driving element, and an actuating element is provided. The first pen barrel has a first end portion, a second end portion, and a first engagement slot located at the second end portion. The first end portion is fixed to the pen rod. The second pen barrel is sleeved on the second end portion. The driving element is disposed in the first pen barrel and includes an engagement portion. The engagement portion is engaged with the first engagement slot. The actuating element passes through the second pen barrel and the first pen barrel and is coupled to the driving element. The actuating element is configured to move toward a first direction after receiving a force to cause the driving element to be elastically deformed to separate the engagement portion from the first engagement slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Kai-Lin Chang, Yan-Lin Kuo
  • Patent number: 10564673
    Abstract: A supporting assembly including a stand and a positioning module is provided. The positioning module includes a carrier, a first rod, a first guiding element, a second guiding element, at least one position-limiting element, and at least one elastic element. The carrier is fixed to a portable electronic device. The first rod is pivoted to the carrier and the stand is fixed to the first rod. The first guiding element is fixed to the first rod. The second guiding element is movably disposed on the first rod, and the first guiding element and the second guiding element are coupled to each other. The position-limiting element is disposed at a side of the second guiding element, and the second guiding element is located between the position-limiting element and the first guiding element. The elastic element leans against the position-limiting element and the second guiding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Chao-Di Shen, Yan-Lin Kuo
  • Publication number: 20200019218
    Abstract: A pivot structure includes a first driven device, a middle driven device, a second driven device, a driving axis, a first restriction device, a middle restriction device, and a second restriction device. The first restriction device includes a first circumferential portion and a second circumferential portion, the middle restriction device includes a first recess and an abutting portion, and the second restriction device includes a second recess and an outer edge portion. When the first circumferential portion of the first restriction device abuts the first recess of the middle restriction device, the abutting portion of the middle restriction device abuts the outer edge portion of the second restriction device. When the second circumferential portion of the first restriction device abuts the first recess of the middle restriction device, the abutting portion of the middle restriction device abuts the second recess of the second restriction device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Chao-Di SHEN, Yan-Lin KUO
  • Publication number: 20200004353
    Abstract: A retractable pen adapted for being accommodated in a portable electronic device is provided. The retractable pen includes a housing, a shaft fixed in the housing and having a first ratcheting structure, a cap having a second ratcheting structure movably engaged with the first ratcheting structure, a driving member rotatably sheathing the shaft and having a third ratcheting structure, and an elastic member sheathing the shaft and leaning against the shaft and the driving member. The elastic member constantly drives the driving member toward the first ratcheting structure or the second ratcheting structure. In a first state, the third ratcheting structure leans against the first ratcheting structure. In a second state, the third ratcheting structure is movably engaged with the second ratcheting structure and leans against the first ratcheting structure so as to push the cap away from the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Kai-Lin Chang, Yan-Lin Kuo
  • Patent number: 10503284
    Abstract: A retractable pen adapted for being accommodated in a portable electronic device is provided. The retractable pen includes a housing, a shaft fixed in the housing and having a first ratcheting structure, a cap having a second ratcheting structure movably engaged with the first ratcheting structure, a driving member rotatably sheathing the shaft and having a third ratcheting structure, and an elastic member sheathing the shaft and leaning against the shaft and the driving member. The elastic member constantly drives the driving member toward the first ratcheting structure or the second ratcheting structure. In a first state, the third ratcheting structure leans against the first ratcheting structure. In a second state, the third ratcheting structure is movably engaged with the second ratcheting structure and leans against the first ratcheting structure so as to push the cap away from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Kai-Lin Chang, Yan-Lin Kuo
  • Publication number: 20190179369
    Abstract: A supporting assembly including a stand and a positioning module is provided. The positioning module includes a carrier, a first rod, a first guiding element, a second guiding element, at least one position-limiting element, and at least one elastic element. The carrier is fixed to a portable electronic device. The first rod is pivoted to the carrier and the stand is fixed to the first rod. The first guiding element is fixed to the first rod. The second guiding element is movably disposed on the first rod, and the first guiding element and the second guiding element are coupled to each other. The position-limiting element is disposed at a side of the second guiding element, and the second guiding element is located between the position-limiting element and the first guiding element. The elastic element leans against the position-limiting element and the second guiding element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Chao-Di Shen, Yan-Lin Kuo
  • Patent number: 10309137
    Abstract: A hinge structure is adapted to connect two objects for the two objects rotating with respect to each other. The hinge structure includes a first member, a second member, a third member, and an elastic assembly. The first and the third members are respectively assembled to the two objects. The second member pivoted to the first member rotates about an axis relative to the first member. The third member pivoted to the second member rotates about the axis relative to the second member. In a first state, the second member is accommodated in a recess of the first member. In a second state, the second member moves with the third member and at least a portion of the second member is moved out of the recess. The elastic assembly connected between the first and the third members constantly moves the second member into the recess to maintain the first state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Chun-Hsien Wu, Yan-Lin Kuo
  • Patent number: 10268240
    Abstract: A supporting assembly including a stand and a positioning module is provided. The positioning module includes a carrier, a first rod, a first guiding element, a second guiding element, at least one position-limiting element, and at least one elastic element. The carrier is fixed to a portable electronic device. The first rod is pivoted to the carrier and the stand is fixed to the first rod. The first guiding element is fixed to the first rod. The second guiding element is movably disposed on the first rod, and the first guiding element and the second guiding element are coupled to each other. The position-limiting element is disposed at a side of the second guiding element, and the second guiding element is located between the position-limiting element and the first guiding element. The elastic element leans against the position-limiting element and the second guiding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Chao-Di Shen, Yan-Lin Kuo
  • Publication number: 20190064943
    Abstract: A stylus including a pen rod, a first pen barrel, a second pen barrel, a driving element, and an actuating element is provided. The first pen barrel has a first end portion, a second end portion, and a first engagement slot located at the second end portion. The first end portion is fixed to the pen rod. The second pen barrel is sleeved on the second end portion. The driving element is disposed in the first pen barrel and includes an engagement portion. The engagement portion is engaged with the first engagement slot. The actuating element passes through the second pen barrel and the first pen barrel and is coupled to the driving element. The actuating element is configured to move toward a first direction after receiving a force to cause the driving element to be elastically deformed to separate the engagement portion from the first engagement slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Kai-Lin Chang, Yan-Lin Kuo
  • Publication number: 20180335809
    Abstract: A hinge structure is adapted to connect two objects for the two objects rotating with respect to each other. The hinge structure includes a first member, a second member, a third member, and an elastic assembly. The first and the third members are respectively assembled to the two objects. The second member pivoted to the first member rotates about an axis relative to the first member. The third member pivoted to the second member rotates about the axis relative to the second member. In a first state, the second member is accommodated in a recess of the first member. In a second state, the second member moves with the third member and at least a portion of the second member is moved out of the recess. The elastic assembly connected between the first and the third members constantly moves the second member into the recess to maintain the first state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Chun-Hsien Wu, Yan-Lin Kuo
  • Patent number: 10061348
    Abstract: A portable electronic device including a body, a stand, and first and second magnetic assemblies is provided. The stand is pivoted to the body to rotate and being opened or closed relative to the body. The first magnetic assembly having a first magnetic dipole is movably disposed in the body. The second magnetic assembly having a second magnetic dipole is disposed on the stand. When the stand is closed to the body, the first and second magnetic dipoles correspond to each other, and produce a first and second corresponding states. In the first corresponding state, magnetic poles with opposite polarities of the first and second magnetic dipoles correspond to and attract each other. In the second corresponding state, magnetic poles with the same polarity of the first and second magnetic dipoles correspond to and repel each other, and the stand is spread relative to the body due to the repulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Chao-Di Shen, Yan-Lin Kuo, Kai-Lin Chang
  • Publication number: 20180196470
    Abstract: A portable electronic device including a body, a stand, and first and second magnetic assemblies is provided. The stand is pivoted to the body to rotate and being opened or closed relative to the body. The first magnetic assembly having a first magnetic dipole is movably disposed in the body. The second magnetic assembly having a second magnetic dipole is disposed on the stand. When the stand is closed to the body, the first and second magnetic dipoles correspond to each other, and produce a first and second corresponding states. In the first corresponding state, magnetic poles with opposite polarities of the first and second magnetic dipoles correspond to and attract each other. In the second corresponding state, magnetic poles with the same polarity of the first and second magnetic dipoles correspond to and repel each other, and the stand is spread relative to the body due to the repulsion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Chao-Di Shen, Yan-Lin Kuo, Kai-Lin Chang
  • Publication number: 20180059726
    Abstract: A supporting assembly including a stand and a positioning module is provided. The positioning module includes a carrier, a first rod, a first guiding element, a second guiding element, at least one position-limiting element, and at least one elastic element. The carrier is fixed to a portable electronic device. The first rod is pivoted to the carrier and the stand is fixed to the first rod. The first guiding element is fixed to the first rod. The second guiding element is movably disposed on the first rod, and the first guiding element and the second guiding element are coupled to each other. The position-limiting element is disposed at a side of the second guiding element, and the second guiding element is located between the position-limiting element and the first guiding element. The elastic element leans against the position-limiting element and the second guiding element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Chao-Di Shen, Yan-Lin Kuo