Patents by Inventor Yi-Hsuan Yang

Yi-Hsuan Yang 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: 20220147113
    Abstract: A hinge assembly, including a rotating shaft and a pair of cams, is provided. The cams are sleeved on the rotating shaft so as to be rotatable relative to each other. The pair of cams respectively has a first flat surface and a second flat surface facing each other, and a curved surface adjacent to the first flat surface and the second flat surface. The first flat surface of one of the cams passes by the curved surface to move from one flat surface to the other flat surface of the other cam, so as to enable the pair of cams to move relatively away or closer along an axial direction of the rotating shaft. The curved surfaces of the cams are in surface contact when the first flat surface passes by the curved surface. A portable electronic device is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Hsuan Yang, Wu-Chen Lee, Cheng-Nan Ling, Yi-Ta Huang, Hung-Jen Su
  • Publication number: 20220091633
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a host, a main display, an auxiliary display, and a hinge mechanism. The auxiliary display is located between the host and the main display and includes a sliding part and a lifting part. The sliding part is slidably connected to the host. The hinge mechanism includes a first bracket, a second bracket pivotally connected to the first bracket, and a third bracket pivotally connected to the second bracket. The first bracket is secured to the host, and the second bracket is secured to the main display. The third bracket is secured to the lifting part of the auxiliary display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Chia-Bo Chen, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wu-Chen Lee, Yi-Hsuan Yang
  • Publication number: 20220083104
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a first display and a second display. The first display includes a first display body having a first side, a positioning recess located at the first side, and an engagement recess located in the positioning recess. The second display is detachably mounted at one side of the first display body, includes a second display body, a positioning protrusion, and a pendulum hook, and has a second side. The positioning protrusion is connected to the second side and has a cavity configured to accommodate the pendulum hook pivotally connected to the positioning protrusion and including an engagement protrusion. The positioning protrusion is inserted into the positioning recess. The second side contacts the first side. The engagement protrusion is configured to move out of the cavity and be engaged with the engagement recess or move away from the engagement recess and move back to the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Hsuan Yang, Wu-Chen Lee, Cheng-Nan Ling, Chia-Bo Chen
  • Patent number: 11256290
    Abstract: A display device includes a first display and a second display. The first display includes a first body and a first magnet disposed in the first body. The first body has a first side and a slot located at the first side. The first magnet is disposed corresponding to the slot, and the first magnet is adjacent to the first side. The second display is detachably mounted to the first display. The second display includes a second body and a magnetic hook. The second body has a second side and a recess located at the second side, and the magnetic hook is movably disposed in recess. The first side of the first body abuts against the second side of the second body, and the slot is aligned to the recess. The magnetic hook is driven by a magnetic force of the first magnet to be engaged with the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Hsuan Yang, Wu-Chen Lee, Chia-Bo Chen
  • Patent number: 11226657
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a first display and a second display. The first display includes a first display body having a first side, a positioning recess located at the first side, and an engagement recess located in the positioning recess. The second display is detachably mounted at one side of the first display body, includes a second display body, a positioning protrusion, and a pendulum hook, and has a second side. The positioning protrusion is connected to the second side and has a cavity configured to accommodate the pendulum hook pivotally connected to the positioning protrusion and including an engagement protrusion. The positioning protrusion is inserted into the positioning recess. The second side contacts the first side. The engagement protrusion is configured to move out of the cavity and be engaged with the engagement recess or move away from the engagement recess and move back to the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Hsuan Yang, Wu-Chen Lee, Cheng-Nan Ling, Chia-Bo Chen
  • Patent number: 11226651
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a host, a main display, an auxiliary display, and a hinge mechanism. The auxiliary display is located between the host and the main display and includes a sliding part and a lifting part. The sliding part is slidably connected to the host. The hinge mechanism includes a first bracket, a second bracket pivotally connected to the first bracket, and a third bracket pivotally connected to the second bracket. The first bracket is secured to the host, and the second bracket is secured to the main display. The third bracket is secured to the lifting part of the auxiliary display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Chia-Bo Chen, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wu-Chen Lee, Yi-Hsuan Yang
  • Publication number: 20220004227
    Abstract: An electronic device, including a host, a main display, an auxiliary display, and a lifting mechanism, is provided. The main display is pivoted to the host. The auxiliary display is disposed on the host. The lifting mechanism is disposed between the auxiliary display and the host. The lifting mechanism is configured to lift the auxiliary display and maintain a lifting height of the auxiliary display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Chia-Bo Chen, Yi-Hsuan Yang, Chuan-Hua Wang, Chih-Chun Liu, Wu-Chen Lee
  • Publication number: 20220004226
    Abstract: An electronic device, including a host, a main display, an auxiliary display, and a lifting mechanism, is provided. The main display is pivoted to the host. The auxiliary display is disposed on the host. The lifting mechanism is disposed between the auxiliary display and the host, and includes a first bracket, a positioning pin, a second bracket, and a torsional spring. The first bracket is fixed to the host. The positioning pin is retractably disposed at the first bracket. The second bracket is fixed to the auxiliary display. The second bracket is pivoted to the first bracket and has a positioning notch. The positioning pin is located outside the positioning notch or is engaged with the positioning notch. The torsional spring has a first end and a second end that are opposite. The first end is connected to the first bracket. The second end is connected to the second bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Hsuan Yang, Chuan-Hua Wang, Wu-Chen Lee, Cheng-Nan Ling, Chia-Bo Chen
  • Publication number: 20210373606
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a first display and a second display. The first display includes a first display body having a first side, a positioning recess located at the first side, and an engagement recess located in the positioning recess. The second display is detachably mounted at one side of the first display body, includes a second display body, a positioning protrusion, and a pendulum hook, and has a second side. The positioning protrusion is connected to the second side and has a cavity configured to accommodate the pendulum hook pivotally connected to the positioning protrusion and including an engagement protrusion. The positioning protrusion is inserted into the positioning recess. The second side contacts the first side. The engagement protrusion is configured to move out of the cavity and be engaged with the engagement recess or move away from the engagement recess and move back to the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Hsuan Yang, Wu-Chen Lee, Cheng-Nan Ling, Chia-Bo Chen
  • Patent number: 11132026
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a host, a driving mechanism, a main display, and an auxiliary display. The main display is connected to the host through the driving mechanism. The auxiliary display is located between the host and the main display. The auxiliary display has a pivoting end and a movable end, the pivoting end is pivotally connected to the host, and the movable end is connected to the driving mechanism. The main display is configured to be folded or unfolded with respect to the host and synchronously drive the auxiliary display to ascend or descend through the driving mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Hsuan Yang, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wu-Chen Lee, Chia-Bo Chen
  • Publication number: 20210200269
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a host, a main display, an auxiliary display, and a hinge mechanism. The auxiliary display is located between the host and the main display and includes a sliding part and a lifting part. The sliding part is slidably connected to the host. The hinge mechanism includes a first bracket, a second bracket pivotally connected to the first bracket, and a third bracket pivotally connected to the second bracket. The first bracket is secured to the host, and the second bracket is secured to the main display. The third bracket is secured to the lifting part of the auxiliary display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Chia-Bo Chen, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wu-Chen Lee, Yi-Hsuan Yang
  • Publication number: 20210200261
    Abstract: A display device includes a first display and a second display. The first display includes a first body and a first magnet disposed in the first body. The first body has a first side and a slot located at the first side. The first magnet is disposed corresponding to the slot, and the first magnet is adjacent to the first side. The second display is detachably mounted to the first display. The second display includes a second body and a magnetic hook. The second body has a second side and a recess located at the second side, and the magnetic hook is movably disposed in recess. The first side of the first body abuts against the second side of the second body, and the slot is aligned to the recess. The magnetic hook is driven by a magnetic force of the first magnet to be engaged with the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Hsuan Yang, Wu-Chen Lee, Chia-Bo Chen
  • Publication number: 20210124398
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a host, a driving mechanism, a main display, and an auxiliary display. The main display is connected to the host through the driving mechanism. The auxiliary display is located between the host and the main display. The auxiliary display has a pivoting end and a movable end, the pivoting end is pivotally connected to the host, and the movable end is connected to the driving mechanism. The main display is configured to be folded or unfolded with respect to the host and synchronously drive the auxiliary display to ascend or descend through the driving mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Hsuan Yang, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wu-Chen Lee, Chia-Bo Chen
  • Patent number: 10728449
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electronic device that includes a display device. A first panoramic image capturing device is movably configured on the display surface of the display device. A second panoramic image capturing device is movably configured on a back panel relative to the display surface. A drive unit is configured to push the first panoramic image capturing device out of the electronic device along a first direction perpendicular to the display surface and push the second panoramic image capturing device out of the electronic device along a second direction, which is opposite to the first direction, when receiving a first signal. The drive unit is configured to pull the first panoramic image capturing device back to the electronic device along the second direction and pull the second panoramic image capturing device back to the electronic device along the first direction when receiving a second signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ACER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Yi-Hsuan Yang, Cheng-Mao Chang, Chia-Bo Chen, Li-Hua Hu, Pao-Min Huang, Yan-Fong Cheng
  • Patent number: 10645285
    Abstract: An electronic device including a display, a host, a hinge, a panoramic camera, a linkage assembly and a torsion spring is provided. The display has a plane facing the host. The hinge is connected between the display and the host. The panoramic camera is disposed in an accommodating space on an upper side of the display and is rotatable relative to the display. The linkage assembly is disposed in the display and driven by the hinge to limit the panoramic camera, such that the panoramic camera is kept in a state of being protruded from the plane of the display, and the torsion spring is disposed on a lower portion of the panoramic camera, wherein when the display is closed relative to the host, the hinge drives the linkage assembly to release the limitation on the panoramic camera, and the torsion spring enables the panoramic camera to be restored to the original position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Hsuan Yang, Cheng-Mao Chang, Pao-Min Huang, Yan-Fong Cheng
  • Patent number: 10410805
    Abstract: The invention provides a key structure, which includes a carrying plate, a trigger member, a keycap, and a reciprocating member. The trigger member is disposed on the carrying plate, and includes a bearing portion, a pillar portion, a trigger portion and a connecting portion. The bearing portion and the trigger portion are respectively disposed at two opposite sides of the pillar portion, and the pillar portion is perpendicular to the carrying plate. The trigger portion protrudes toward the carrying plate. The connecting portion is circularly disposed at one side of the pillar portion facing the carrying plate, extends from the pillar portion toward the carrying plate, and is obliquely connected to the carrying plate. The keycap is disposed on the bearing portion. The reciprocating member comprises two opposite ends respectively connected to the carrying plate and the keycap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Chen, Ching-Piao Kuan, Yi-Hsuan Yang, Chi-Hung Lai
  • Publication number: 20190166310
    Abstract: An electronic device including a display, a host, a hinge, a panoramic camera, a linkage assembly and a torsion spring is provided. The display has a plane facing the host. The hinge is connected between the display and the host. The panoramic camera is disposed in an accommodating space on an upper side of the display and is rotatable relative to the display. The linkage assembly is disposed in the display and driven by the hinge to limit the panoramic camera, such that the panoramic camera is kept in a state of being protruded from the plane of the display, and the torsion spring is disposed on a lower portion of the panoramic camera, wherein when the display is closed relative to the host, the hinge drives the linkage assembly to release the limitation on the panoramic camera, and the torsion spring enables the panoramic camera to be restored to the original position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Hsuan Yang, Cheng-Mao Chang, Pao-Min Huang, Yan-Fong Cheng
  • Publication number: 20190149729
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electronic device that includes a display device. A first panoramic image capturing device is movably configured on the display surface of the display device. A second panoramic image capturing device is movably configured on a back panel relative to the display surface. A drive unit is configured to push the first panoramic image capturing device out of the electronic device along a first direction perpendicular to the display surface and push the second panoramic image capturing device out of the electronic device along a second direction, which is opposite to the first direction, when receiving a first signal. The drive unit is configured to pull the first panoramic image capturing device back to the electronic device along the second direction and pull the second panoramic image capturing device back to the electronic device along the first direction when receiving a second signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Yi-Hsuan YANG, Cheng-Mao CHANG, Chia-Bo CHEN, Li-Hua HU, Pao-Min HUANG, Yan-Fong CHENG
  • Patent number: 10204754
    Abstract: A keyboard device includes a substrate, a thin film switch circuit, and a trigger device having a rubber dome and a metal dome. The trigger device is configured to trigger the thin film switch circuit in response to an external force. The rubber dome is arranged to provide a first tactile feel during a first pressing process while the external force is exerted and provide a first rebound force during a first relieving process after the external force has been removed. The metal dome is arranged to provide a second tactile feel during a second pressing process while the external force is exerted and provide a second rebound force during a second relieving process after the external force has been removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: ACER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Chen, Yi-Hsuan Yang, Po-Yi Lee, Chi-Hung Lai
  • Patent number: 10109436
    Abstract: A keyboard module and an electronic device using the keyboard module are provided. The keyboard module includes a housing, a plurality of keys, a micro pump chamber and an actuator. The housing has multiple openings with the keys disposed in the housing. Each key includes a switch membrane, a key cover, an elastic element and a scissor unit. The switch membrane has a key switch, the key cover is above the switch membrane, and the elastic element disposed between the switch membrane and the key cover triggers the key switch when being pressed and deformed. The scissor unit is disposed between the key cover and the switch membrane to support the key cover. The micro pump chamber disposed below the key cover includes a first chamber, a second chamber communicating with the first chamber, a check valve disposed between the first chamber and the second chamber, and an actuator driving the keys to be withdrawn into or protrude out of the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Jian-Siang Wang, Ching-Piao Kuan, Hung-Chi Chen, Yi-Hsuan Yang, Cheng-Yu Cheng