US Pat. No. 9,293,933

CHARGING INDICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF

Acer Incorporated, Taipe...

1. A charging indication apparatus, suitable for an electronic apparatus, comprising:
a backlight module;
a frequency dividing unit, dividing a switching signal for controlling an operation frequency of a power conversion circuit
to generate a divided frequency signal; and

a backlight controller, coupled to the backlight module and the frequency dividing unit and controlling the backlight module
to emit a backlight source serving as a charging indication signal according to the divided frequency signal.

US Pat. No. 9,304,650

AUTOMATIC CURSOR ROTATION

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A method, comprising:
displaying a touch activated cursor in a first orientation on a touch screen of a touch device;
defining at least one transition region on the touch screen bounded by first and second rotational boundaries;
detecting movement of the cursor in to and out of the transition region; and
determining, based on the movement of the cursor in to and out of the transition region, whether the cursor should be rotated
from the first orientation to a second orientation.

US Pat. No. 9,117,037

INTERFACE APPARATUS, CASCADING SYSTEM THEREOF AND CASCADING METHOD THEREOF

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. An interface apparatus cascading system, comprising:
a host, comprising a first controller and a first interface port, wherein the first controller provides data transmission
of a first channel and a second channel through the first interface port;

a first-type interface apparatus, comprising a second controller, a second interface port, and a third interface port, wherein
the second interface port is connected in series with the first interface port, the third interface port is connected with
the second interface port, data of the first channel is transmitted to the second controller through the second interface
port and to the third interface port through the second controller, and data of the second channel is directly transmitted
to the third interface port through the second interface port, wherein the data of the second channel cannot be transmitted
to the second controller; and

a second-type interface apparatus, comprising a third controller, a forth interface port, and a fifth interface port, wherein
the forth interface port is connected in series with the third interface port, the fifth interface port is connected in series
with the forth interface port, the data of the second channel are transmitted to the third controller through the forth interface
port and to the fifth interface port through the third controller, and the data of the first channel is directly transmitted
to the fifth interface port through the forth interface port, wherein the data of the first channel cannot be transmitted
to the third controller,

wherein the first controller, the second controller, and the third controller are Thunderbolt controllers supporting dual-channel
data transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,058,060

KEYBOARD MODULE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

ACER INCORPORATED, Taipe...

1. A keyboard module, comprising:
a base;
a plurality of retaining members, respectively comprising:
a bottom portion, disposed on the base,
a bending portion, connected to the bottom portion and extending along a direction away from the bottom portion, and
an upper portion, connected to the bending portion;
a plurality of keycaps, respectively disposed on one of the upper portions corresponding thereto; and
a plurality of resilient members, wherein each of the resilient member is directly contact with one of the keycaps,
wherein after the keycaps are pressed by an external force, the upper portions are abutted by the keycaps, and the bending
portions are deformed;

wherein an opening is formed on the upper portion of each of the retaining members, wherein each of the resilient members
is disposed in a space defined by the bending portion and the upper portion of one of the retaining members and passes through
the corresponding opening to contact with the corresponding keycap.

US Pat. No. 9,240,294

TOUCH PAD MODULE HAVING A CIRCUIT BOARD INCLUDING A RECESSED AREA AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A touch pad module suitable for an electronic device, the touch pad module comprising:
a circuit board, having a first surface and a recessed area below the first surface;
a trigger element standing on the first surface of the circuit board across the recessed area; and
a gap exists between the trigger element and the first surface of the circuit board, and an amount of deformation of the trigger
element towards the recessed area is larger than the gap;

wherein when the trigger element deforms by an external force, at least a part of the trigger element is located in the recessed
area; and

wherein the recessed area includes a through hole, and when the trigger element is deformed by the external force, a bottom
portion of the trigger element is located in the through hole.

US Pat. No. 9,118,110

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ANTENNA ELEMENT THEREIN

ACER INCORPORATED, Taipe...

1. A communication device, comprising:
an antenna element;
a ground element, having a first edge and a second edge, wherein the first edge is a short edge of the ground element, the
second edge is a long edge of the ground element, the antenna element is close to the first edge, the ground element further
has a notch, an open edge of the notch is located at the second edge, a length of the notch is at least 0.3 times the maximum
length of the ground element, and a width of the notch is at least 0.4 times the maximum width of the ground element; and

a battery element, located in the notch of the ground element, and coupled to the ground element.

US Pat. No. 9,313,308

METHOD OF ESTABLISHING LINKS BETWEEN CONTACT INFORMATION ACCORDING TO DATA VALIDITY OF ELEMENTARY FILES STORED IN SMARTCARDS

ACER INCORPORATED, Xizhi...

1. A method of establishing links between contact information according to data validity of elementary files in a smartcard,
comprising:
inserting the smartcard into a mobile device;
accessing a first record in a first elementary file of the smartcard during a booting process of the mobile device;
accessing a corresponding second record in a second elementary file of the smartcard according to a valid pointer when a content
of the first record corresponds to the valid pointer;

updating the first elementary file so that the content of the first record corresponds to an invalid pointer when a content
of the second record corresponds to invalid data, wherein:

the first elementary file includes at least one pointer for linking a specific record in a third elementary file of the smartcard
to a specific record in the second elementary file;

the second elementary file is used for storing a first entry associated with a contact; and
the third elementary file is used for storing a second entry associated with the contact.

US Pat. No. 9,178,510

METHODS AND TOUCH DEVICES USING MULTIPLE SAMPLING FREQUENCIES

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A method comprising:
at a touch panel comprising a matrix of overlapping drive signal lines and sense signal lines, driving the drive signal lines
with voltage pulses configured to generate current signals at one or more of the sense signal lines in response to a touch
input of a user at a point where the one or more sense signal lines overlap with one or more drive signal lines;

determining first and second sampling frequencies for use by a receiver in sampling current signals at the plurality of sense
signal lines, wherein the second sampling frequency is different from the first sampling frequency;

sampling current signals at the sense signal lines in alternating first and second successive time frames, wherein only the
first sampling frequency is used to sample the current signals at the sense signal lines during each of the first time frames
and only the second sampling frequency is used to sample the current signals at the sense signal lines during each of the
second time frames;

detecting noise that interferes with the first sampling frequency used in each of the first time frames;
while continuing to sample current signals at the sense signal lines using only the second sampling frequency, changing the
first sampling frequency to a first candidate sampling frequency that is not interfered with by the detected noise; and

sampling current signals at the sense signal lines using only the first candidate sampling frequency during each of the first
time frames and using only the second sampling frequency during each of the second time frames.

US Pat. No. 9,154,986

METHOD OF MINIMIZATION OF DRIVE TESTS MEASUREMENT CONFIGURATION TRIGGERING

ACER INCORPORATED, Xizhi...

1. A method of MDT measurement configuration triggering for a mobile device in a wireless communication system, the method
comprising:
determining whether an event predefined in the mobile device occurs; and
transmitting a message for indicating to a network of the wireless communication system to configure a MDT measurement to
the mobile device, to the network when the event occurs;

wherein determining whether the event predefined in the mobile device occurs comprises:
determining whether the event predefined in the mobile device occurs according to a voice quality, voice rate, channel quality,
data throughput, signal strength and/or signal quality;

wherein transmitting the message for indicating to the network of the wireless communication system to configure the MDT measurement
to the mobile device, to the network when the event occurs comprises:

including an cause value associated to the event in the message; and
transmitting the message including the cause value to the network, whereby the network configures the MDT measurement according
to the cause value.

US Pat. No. 9,307,660

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A collapsible electronic equipment, comprising:
a first part, having a first side and a second side opposite to the first side;
a second part;
a first rotary mechanism, disposed on the first part and having a first shaft;
a second rotary mechanism, having a second shaft; and
a joint element, disposed on the first rotary mechanism, pivotally connected to the second part, and having a first connecting
portion and a second connecting portion, wherein the first shaft is disposed on the first connecting portion and pivotally
connected to the first part and the joint element, the second shaft is disposed on the second connecting portion and pivotally
connected to the second part and the joint element, and a diameter of the first connecting portion is larger than the total
thickness of the first part and the second part;

wherein when the second part is inclined relative to the first part and situated on the first side, the joint element or the
second part abuts the first side, and

wherein when the second part is inclined relative to the first part and located at the second side, the joint element or the
second part abuts the second side.

US Pat. No. 9,235,243

THERMAL PROFILE OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A method for optimizing performance of a processor, comprising:
identifying processing operations performed by the processor;
evaluating each of the processing operations to determine a resulting thermal profile associated with each of the processing
operations;

based on the thermal profile associated with each of the processing operations, grouping one or more of the processing operations
in respective sets of processing operations to be performed together between idle times of the processor;

rearranging an order in which to execute the respective sets of processing operations to lower an overall thermal profile
of the processor relative to the thermal profile of the processor when executing the processing operations without being grouped
in the respective sets; and

performing the processing operations in at least one set at a second speed that is higher than a first speed so as to increase
idle time between sets of processing operations.

US Pat. No. 9,178,274

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ANTENNA ELEMENT THEREIN

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a ground element; and
an antenna element, close to an edge of the ground element, wherein the antenna element comprises:
a first metal portion, having a plurality of bends, wherein the first metal portion comprises a first segment and a second
segment, the first segment is close to the second segment, the first segment and the second segment are substantially parallel
to the edge of the ground element, the first segment is disposed at the outmost periphery of the antenna element from the
edge of the ground element, the second segment is disposed between the first segment and the edge of the ground element, and
the second segment has a shorted point coupled to the ground element; and

a second metal portion, separated from the first metal portion, and disposed between the second segment of the first metal
portion and the edge of the ground element, wherein the second metal portion has a feeding point coupled to a signal source,
and the second metal portion is close to the second segment of the first metal portion to excite the first metal portion by
capacitive coupling;

wherein the shorted point of the second segment is coupled through a path to the ground element, and the path excludes the
first segment.

US Pat. No. 9,148,180

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ANTENNA ELEMENT THEREIN

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a ground element; and
an antenna element, comprising a metal element and a circuit element assembly, wherein the metal element is disposed adjacent
to an edge of the ground element, the metal element does not overlap with the ground element, and the circuit element assembly
is substantially surrounded by the metal element and the edge of the ground element;

wherein the circuit element assembly comprises a first circuit and a second circuit, the first circuit comprises a switch
element, the second circuit is a reactance circuit, the metal element is coupled through the first circuit to a first signal
source, and the metal element is further coupled through the second circuit to a second signal source;

wherein the metal element substantially has an inverted L-shape, and the circuit element assembly is substantially disposed
inside a region which is surrounded by the metal element and the edge of the ground element.

US Pat. No. 9,077,068

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ANTENNA SYSTEM THEREIN

ACER INCORPORATED, Taipe...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a supporting plate, comprising a conductive plate and a non-conductive plate, wherein the conductive plate has a first edge
and a second edge, and the second edge is opposite to the first edge and is adjacent to the non-conductive plate, wherein
the conductive plate does not overlap the non-conductive plate; and

an antenna system, disposed at the first edge, and at least comprising:
a first antenna, operating in at least a first band; and
a second antenna, operating in at least the first band,
wherein a distance between the first edge and the second edge is approximately equal to 0.25 wavelength of the lowest frequency
in the first band, and the distance is smaller than a length of the first edge.

US Pat. No. 9,167,521

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD WITH LOW POWER CONSUMPTION

ACER INCORPORATED, Xizhi...

1. A wireless communication method with low power consumption, comprising:
turning off a wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) module of a wireless communication device after the wireless communication device
switches from a normal mode to a power-saving mode;

periodically scanning an operational frequency band of a network during a predetermined period using a Bluetooth module of
the wireless communication device when the Bluetooth module is in an active mode and the wireless communication device is
in the power-saving mode;

switching the Bluetooth module to a low-power mode from the active mode for periodically scanning the operational frequency
band of the network at a predetermined interval when no radio frequency signal is detected within the operational frequency
band during the predetermined period, wherein:

a scan frequency of the Bluetooth module in the active mode is the same as a scan frequency of the Bluetooth module in the
low-power mode; and

an interval at which the Bluetooth module scans the operational frequency band of the network in the low-power mode is kept
unchanged; and

activating the Wi-Fi module when the Bluetooth module detects a first radio frequency signal within the operational frequency
band and the wireless communication device is in the power-saving mode, wherein a bandwidth of the first radio frequency signal
is equal to a bandwidth of the network.

US Pat. No. 9,100,808

METHOD OF HANDLING SMS MESSAGES AND RELATED COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ACER INCORPORATED, Xizhi...

1. A method of handling a short message service (SMS) message which is sent from a sending entity to a receiving entity, the
method comprising:
providing a number and a text description associated with the sending entity;
the sending entity encoding the SMS message by inserting the number associated with the sending entity in a number sub-field
of an Address-Value field in a Transfer-Protocol-Originating-Address (TP-OA) field of the SMS message and by inserting the
text description associated with the sending entity in a text sub-field of the Address-Value field in the TP-OA field of the
SMS message;

the sending entity transmitting the encoded SMS message to the receiving entity;
the receiving entity decoding the number sub-field of the Address-Value field in the TP-OA field of the received encoded SMS
message for acquiring the number associated with the sending entity;

the receiving entity decoding the text sub-field of the Address-Value field in the TP-OA field of the received encoded SMS
message for acquiring the text description associated with the sending entity; and

the receiving entity simultaneously displaying the number and the text description as a title of the SMS message on a screen.

US Pat. No. 9,093,235

TOUCH PAD MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A touch pad module, adapted to be assembled in a casing of an electronic device, the touch pad module comprising:
a switch, disposed in the casing;
a trigger element, disposed in the casing and corresponding to the switch;
a fixing element, fixing the trigger element to the casing; and
an elastic element, leaned between the casing and the trigger element, wherein the elastic element permanently drives the
trigger element to lean against the fixing element, and the touch pad module is subjected to an external force to make the
trigger element and the switch to lean against each other, and compress the elastic element.

US Pat. No. 9,310,844

STABILIZATION AND EASY REPOSITIONING OF A DISPLAY

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A method, applied to a computing device comprising a display, a base, and components that allow repositioning of the display
relative to the base, comprising:
determining, via a processor, when the display is changing position relative to the base;
determining, via the processor, when a stabilizing portion of the display is in contact with a stabilizing portion of the
base; and

decreasing a force between the stabilizing portion of the display and the stabilizing portion of the base when the display
is changing position relative to the base and when the stabilizing portion of the display is in contact with the stabilizing
portion of the base, and wherein decreasing the force between the stabilizing portion of the display and the stabilizing portion
of the base is in response to determining that the display is changing position relative to the base and determining that
the stabilizing portion of the display is in contact with the stabilizing portion of the base.

US Pat. No. 9,184,500

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ANTENNA ELEMENT THEREIN

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a ground element; and
an antenna element, disposed adjacent to an edge of the ground element, wherein the antenna element has a projection on the
edge, the projection has a predetermined length, and the antenna element comprises:

a radiation element, having a first end and a second end, wherein the second end is open, and the radiation element has a
plurality of bends, such that the second end is adjacent to the first end;

a feeding element, having a third end and a fourth end, wherein the third end is coupled through a capacitive element to a
connection point on the radiation element, the connection point is positioned at or adjacent to the first end, the fourth
end is coupled to a signal source, the feeding element comprises a first segment, the first segment is substantially parallel
to the edge, and a length of the first segment is at least 0.2 times the predetermined length; and

a shorting element, having a fifth end and a sixth end, wherein the fifth end is coupled to a shorting point on the radiation
element, the shorting point is adjacent to the connection point, the sixth end is coupled to the ground element, the shorting
element comprises a second segment, the second segment is substantially parallel to the edge, and a length of the second segment
is at least 0.2 times the predetermined length.

US Pat. No. 9,088,965

DATA TRANSMISSION METHODS AND APPARATUSES USING THE SAME

ACER INCORPORATED, Taipe...

1. A mobile communication device, comprising:
a wireless module, performing wireless transceiving to and from a service network; and
a processor, measuring a Channel Quality Indicator (CQI) of a downward transmission link from the service network associated
with a layer via the wireless module, determining a Rank Indicator (RI) used for Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) associated
with the Physical layer, and adjusting a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) or Internet Protocol (IP) window size associated
with a Transport layer or Network layer according to the CQI of the downward transmission link and the RI used for MIMO associated
with the Physical layer,

wherein the Transport layer or Network layer is hierarchically higher than the Physical layer in a multi-layer protocol stack,
and

wherein the adjusted TCP or IP window size equals to:

wherein the MaxTCPWindowSize represents a maximum TCP/IP window size, the MinTCPWindowSize represents a minimum TCP/IP window
size, the CQI_Indexed_TBS represents a Transport Block Size (TBS) corresponding to the measured CQI, the MAX_CQI_TBS represents
another TBS corresponding to a maximum CQI, and the Weight represents a constant or a weighting function of the measured CQI.

US Pat. No. 9,086,849

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. An electronic equipment, comprising:
a display device having a first side and a second side opposite to the first side;
an input device having a top surfaces, a back surface opposite to the top surface, a third side, a fourth side opposite to
the third side, and an input module disposed on the top surface;

a first connecting rod having a first end and a second end opposite to the first end, wherein the first end is pivotable on
the first side, and the second end is pivotable on the third side; and

a second connecting rod having a third end and a fourth end opposite to the third side, wherein the third end is pivotable
on the second side, and the fourth end is pivotable on the fourth side,

wherein when the electronic equipment is in a tablet mode, the display device covers the back surface of the input device,
and the display device and the input device are located between the first connecting rod and the second connecting rod.

US Pat. No. 9,134,838

TOUCH PANEL

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A touch panel, for providing a touch signal, the touch panel comprising: a substrate, having a surface; a first visual
masking layer, disposed on at least one edge area of the surface; an electrode layer, wherein a part of the electrode layer
is disposed at a display area on the surface adjacent to the edge area, and another part of the electrode layer covers at
least a portion of the first visual masking layer, wherein when the touch panel is touched or approached by an object, the
electrode layer generates the touch signal correspondingly; a metal material layer, disposed at the edge area, electrically
connected with the electrode layer, wherein the metal material layer transmits the touch signal to a driving element; and
a second visual masking layer, disposed at the edge area, and stacked on the first visual masking layer, wherein the another
part of the electrode layer is sandwiched between the first visual masking layer and the second visual masking layer;
wherein the first visual masking layer and the second visual masking layer are gradiently disposed, and a gradient of the
first visual masking layer is reverse to a gradient of the second visual masking layer;

wherein the gradients of the first visual masking layer and the second visual masking layer are formed by a plurality of ink
dots, and a width of each of the ink dots is between 50 ?m and 100 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,201,663

COMPUTER SYSTEM AND REMOTE CONTROL METHOD FOR COMPUTER DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A computer system comprising:
a computer device comprising a network communication unit and an ID table; and
a remote device communicating with the computer device through a network,
wherein the computer device reads an ID code of the network communication unit, searches the ID table according to the ID
code to obtain a particular packet format type corresponding to the ID code, and sends an agreement packet to notify the remote
device before the computer device enters into a power-saving state from a normal operation state, the agreement packet comprises
a message of the particular packet format type, the computer device receives a response packet from the remote device to set
a packet receiving procedure in the computer device and enters into the power-saving state, a connection between the computer
device in the power-saving state and the remote device is maintained according to a specific way, and the computer device
returns to the normal operation state when the computer device receives a wake-up packet complying with the packet receiving
procedure from the remote device.

US Pat. No. 9,191,868

METHOD OF TIMING REFERENCE MANAGEMENT

ACER INCORPORATED, Xizhi...

1. A method of timing reference management for a mobile device in a wireless communication system comprising a network, the
method comprising:
being configured as a first cell of a timing advance group, in which cells have the same uplink timing, as a timing reference
cell of the timing advance group, wherein a downlink timing of the timing reference cell is used for deriving an uplink transmission
timing; and

when the timing reference cell is changed from the first cell to a second cell of the timing advance group and a timing alignment
timer applied for the timing advance group for uplink transmission synchronization is running, deriving a new uplink transmission
timing according to a second downlink timing of the second cell;

adjusting from the uplink transmission timing associated to the first cell to the new uplink transmission timing associated
to the second cell.

US Pat. No. 9,304,541

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a first body;
a second body, connected to the first body and capable of being opened and closed relative to the first body, and having a
sliding slot;

a linking-up member, fixed to the first body, and having a shaft portion pivoted to the sliding slot, wherein the first body
rotates about a rotation shaft of the shaft portion relative to the second body along with and the linking-up member and moves
along the sliding slot; and

a restriction member, assembled to the second body, wherein the linking-up member is movably coupled to the restriction member
according to a contour thereof, wherein the first body is applied with an external force to rotate about the rotation shaft
along with the linking-up member, so as to drive the linking-up member to move relative to the restriction member, and drive
the shaft portion to slide back and forth along the sliding slot, such that the first body is transformed between a first
state and a second state relative to the second body,

wherein the linking-up member is a cam, and at least a part of a curved contour of the cam movably leans against the restriction
member to form a stroke for moving relative to the restriction member,

wherein the stroke comprises a first segment and a second segment adjacent to each other and an inflection point between the
first segment and the second segment, and

wherein the first segment and the second segment respectively have a buffer region located away from the inflection point,
and a relative moving speed of the restriction member at each of the buffer regions is smaller than a relative moving speed
of the restriction member at regions other than the buffer regions.

US Pat. No. 9,087,814

HEAT DISSIPATION MODULE

ACER INCORPORATED, Taipe...

1. A heat dissipation module for an electronic component, comprising:
a supporting structure, adjacent to the electronic component; and
a heat pipe, connected to the supporting structure by soldering, wherein a bottom surface of the heat pipe is directly in
contact with an upper surface of the electronic component and the heat pipe is connected to the supporting structure via the
bottom surface, wherein the supporting structure comprises:

two connecting portions, disposed on the two sides of the electronic component, and the heat pipe is disposed on upper surfaces
of the two connecting portions; and

an engaging portion, wherein the two connecting portions are connected to each other via the engaging portion, and the heat
pipe is engaged in the engaging portion,

wherein a bottom surface of the engaging portion and the bottom surface of the heat pipe are located on one flat surface,
or the bottom surface of the engaging portion is higher than the bottom surface of the heat pipe.

US Pat. No. 9,317,092

UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS CHARGERS AND CHARGING MANAGEMENT METHODS

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A universal serial bus charger, comprising:
a control unit, receiving a power management signal, and outputting a switching signal and a charging signal according to
the power management signal;

a charger module, outputting power and a power suspending signal according to the charging signal and a communications protocol
signal, respectively;

a universal serial bus interface device, operating according to the power, and outputting the communications protocol signal
according to a universal serial bus peripheral device connected thereto; and

a switch device, coupled between the charger module and the universal serial bus interface device, receiving the power and
providing the power to the universal serial bus interface device according to the switch signal and the power suspending signal;

wherein the switch device further comprises a logic gate and a transistor, the logic gate has a first input end coupled to
the charger module, a second input end coupled to the control unit, and an output end, and the transistor has a first end
coupled to the charger module, a second end coupled to the universal serial bus interface device, and a control end coupled
to the output end of the logic gate.

US Pat. No. 9,086,854

HINGE ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A hinge assembly, used for connecting between an arm and a display of an electronic device, wherein the display has a back
surface, the hinge assembly comprising:
a first hinge, pivoted between the display and the arm so as to enable the display to rotate relative to the arm; and
a second hinge, assembled to the first hinge and comprising at least one positioning surface leaning against the back surface
of the display.

US Pat. No. 9,305,860

CYCLING HEAT DISSIPATION MODULE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A cycling heat dissipation module, adapted to remove heat generated by a heat generating element of a circuit board, the
cycling heat dissipation module comprising:
at least one main body, comprising:
at least one chamber, disposed in the at least one main body, wherein the chamber is filled with a fluid and includes a wall,
so as to divide the chamber into a first compartment and a second compartment adjacent with each other, wherein the first
compartment has a first outlet, and the second compartment has a first inlet; and

a heat guiding part, contacted with at least one first side wall of the chamber, wherein the heat guiding part is used for
conducting the heat generated from the heat generating element; and

at least one conducting pipe, having a first end, a second end, and a heat exchanging section, wherein the first end is connected
to the first outlet, the second end is connected to the first inlet, and the heat exchanging section is connected to the first
end and the second end;

wherein after the fluid in the first compartment absorbs the heat conducted from the at least one first side wall, the fluid
is pushed into the heat exchanging section through the first outlet by a pressure difference, and after the fluid is cooled,
the fluid is then pushed back into the second compartment through the first inlet by a pressure difference.

US Pat. No. 9,231,295

WEARABLE DEVICE FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A wearable device for wireless communication, comprising:
a device body, substantially having a central hollow structure;
a wearable belt;
a ground element, disposed in the device body;
a feeding element, disposed in the device body, and coupled to a signal source; and
a first radiation element, disposed on a surface of the wearable belt or in the wearable belt, and disposed adjacent to the
feeding element, wherein a coupled-fed antenna structure is formed by the feeding element and the first radiation element;

wherein the first radiation element is completely separate from the ground element and the feeding element;
wherein the wearable device further comprises:
a second radiation element, separated from the first radiation element, and disposed adjacent to the feeding element, wherein
the coupled-fed antenna structure further comprises the second radiation element, and the second radiation element is disposed
on an outer side surface of the device body;

wherein the second radiation element is substantially parallel to the first radiation element.

US Pat. No. 9,210,626

METHOD OF ANALYZING NON-ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF A NETWORK IN RESPONSE TO MEASUREMENT REPORTS

ACER INCORPORATED, Xizhi...

1. A method of analyzing a non-acknowledgement of a network in response to measurement report events, comprising:
a user equipment measuring parameters of a plurality of cells;
determining whether a specific parameter measured from a specific cell among the plurality of cells satisfies an initial trigger
condition of a specific measurement report event;

before receiving an acknowledgement message from the network, the user equipment repeatedly sending the specific measurement
report event to the network and recording mobility information each time when the specific measurement report event is sent
to the network; and

the user equipment analyzing the mobility information for providing information associated with the non-acknowledgement of
the network in response to the specific measurement report event after the measurement report event has been repeatedly sent
during a period which exceeds a predetermined length, wherein the mobility information includes:

locations of the user equipment each time the specific measurement report event is sent to the network; and
time of sending the specific measurement report event to the network.

US Pat. No. 9,104,904

DISPARITY ESTIMATION METHOD OF STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A disparity estimation method of stereoscopic images for an electronic apparatus, comprising:
obtaining a plurality of cost values of each of a plurality of pixels of a first image corresponding to a second image within
a disparity search range, wherein a size of the first image is identical to that of the second image;

selecting an extreme value from the cost values corresponding to each of the pixels and using the extreme value as a matching
cost value to obtain a matching point corresponding to each of the pixels, wherein each of the matching points has a corresponding
matching disparity; and

adjusting the matching disparity corresponding to each of the matching points according to a scan order, and the step comprising:
reading disparity data of the matching point corresponding to each of the pixels individually according to the scan order
and executing a first computation through a first energy function based on edge detection according to the read disparity
data of a current pixel and the read disparity data of pixels adjacent to the current pixel; and

executing a second computation through a second energy function based on the edge detection according to the disparity data
of a currently processed pixel and the disparity data of the pixels adjacent to the currently processed pixel.

US Pat. No. 9,094,998

METHOD OF DATA TRANSMISSION IN A WIRELESS NETWORK SYSTEM BY OPTIMIZING WINDOW SIZE SCALING OF COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A method of data transmission between a user equipment and a base station in a wireless network system having a multi-layer
structure, comprising:
establishing a wireless channel between the user equipment and the base station;
operating a first layer in the wireless channel according to an initial data transmission rate and detecting a signal transmission
status of the wireless channel and a current signal transmission parameter of a second layer in the wireless channel;

providing a maximum data transmission rate and a minimum data transmission rate according to a maximum signal transmission
parameter and a minimum signal transmission parameter associated with the second layer;

providing a first setting associated with the maximum signal transmission parameter and a second setting associated with the
current signal transmission parameter;

acquiring an adjusted data transmission rate according to the first setting, the second setting, the maximum data transmission
rate, and the minimum data transmission rate; and

operating the first layer according to the adjusted data transmission rate when the signal transmission status does not meet
a predetermined standard, wherein:

the multi-layer structure is an open systems interconnection (OSI) network structure;
the first layer is a physical layer;
the second layer is a network layer or a transport layer;
the first layer is hierarchically higher than the second layer in the multi-layer structure; and
the adjusted data transmission rate is dynamically associated with the current signal transmission parameter.

US Pat. No. 9,256,262

ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS AND PERFORMANCE CONTROL METHODS

ACER INCORPORATED, Taipe...

1. An electronic system, comprising:
a plurality of electronic devices, connected in a daisy-chain configuration and overlapped in a direction, wherein the electronic
devices use a transport protocol compatible with a thunderbolt interface to communicate with a host; and

a control module, generating thermal designed power values corresponding to the electronic devices according to parameters
of the electronic devices and controlling performances of the electronic devices according to the thermal designed power values,
wherein the parameters comprise an arrangement order of the electronic devices; and

wherein the control module provides the best arrangement order of the electronic devices to increase the thermal designed
power value, thereby expanding the operating power ranges of the electronic devices.

US Pat. No. 9,372,802

DATA WRITING METHOD, HARD DISC MODULE, AND DATA WRITING SYSTEM

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A data writing method for a hard disc module, wherein the hard disc module comprises a plurality of memory units, the data
writing method comprising:
receiving a cache data;
determining a data class of the cache data;
if the data class of the cache data belongs to a first type, distributing and writing the cache data into the memory units;
and

if the data class of the cache data belongs to a second type, writing the cache data into one of the memory units, so as to
suppress a write amplification factor of the hard disc module in response to accessing the cache data written into the one
of the memory units.

US Pat. No. 9,307,316

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SENSING HEADSET TYPE BY AUDIO SIGNAL

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A method, comprising:
in a device including a jack having an external microphone contact, and an external microphone signal path connected to the
external microphone contact:

detecting whether a plug is plugged into the jack; and
if the plug is detected:
selecting an audio signal received from the external microphone signal path;
recording the selected audio signal, to produce a recorded audio signal; and
determining if an external microphone is connected to the external microphone contact based on the recorded audio signal,
wherein the determining includes:

determining a power level of the recorded audio signal;
determining that an external microphone is connected if the power level is greater than or equal to a predetermined threshold;
and

determining that an external microphone is not connected if the power level is below the predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,257,070

IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD AND DISPLAY SYSTEM

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A display panel, comprising:
a white-light organic light-emitting diode (WOLED) array, having a plurality of pixels, wherein the WOLED array further comprises
a plurality of LEDs and the LEDS are divided into multiple light groups, and each pixel comprises the LEDS in different light
groups, and the light groups emit light according to a driving signal;

a lens layer, configured to receive light from the WOLED array;
a color filter layer, having color filters in different colors to filter the light emitted from the WOLED array; and
a driving circuit, configured to receive a light group control signal and generate a driving signal to control the emission
of the light groups,

wherein each light group comprises a plurality of viewing regions, and each of the plurality of viewing regions indicate a
spatial range of light emitted by each light group after refraction by the lens layer.

US Pat. No. 9,070,985

MOBILE DEVICE AND ANTENNA STRUCTURE THEREIN

ACER INCORPORATED, Taipe...

1. A mobile device, comprising:
a metal body element, being substantially a planar structure, and having a slot, wherein a first antenna is formed by the
slot of the metal body element;

a feeding element, extending across the slot of the metal body element, and coupled to a first signal source; and
a second antenna, substantially located inside the slot of the metal body element, and coupled to a second signal source,
wherein the slot is used as a portion of a resonant structure of the second antenna in order to reduce a total size of the
first antenna and the second antenna;

wherein the mobile device is a smart phone, a tablet computer, or a notebook computer;
wherein the metal body element is a portion of a housing of the mobile device;
wherein the second antenna has a vertical projection on the metal body element, and the vertical projection is completely
inside the slot.

US Pat. No. 9,244,154

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POSITIONING DEVICE UNDER TEST

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A positioning system, comprising:
a DUT (Device Under Test), comprising a first wireless communication module; and
a mobile device, comprising a second wireless communication module, a sensor, and a processor,
wherein a wireless connection is established between the second wireless communication module and the first wireless communication
module, and

wherein the mobile device is moved along a path comprising at least three different measurement positions, the sensor detects
a relative relationship between the measurement positions, the mobile device measures a distance between the DUT and each
of the measurement positions, and the processor calculates a target position at which the DUT is located according to the
measurement positions and the distances;

wherein the mobile device is a notebook computer;
wherein the notebook computer comprises an upper cover and a lower cover, and the second wireless communication module is
disposed in the upper cover;

wherein while the notebook computer is being opened, the distances are measured.

US Pat. No. 9,146,876

CACHING METHOD AND CACHING SYSTEM USING DUAL DISKS

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A caching method using dual disks, adapted to an electronic apparatus having a first storage unit and a second storage
unit, wherein an access speed of the second storage unit is higher than an access speed of the first storage unit, the method
comprising:
monitoring a data access to the first storage unit;
identifying a data category of data in an access address of the data access and determining whether the data category belongs
to one of at least one cache category;

if the data category belongs to the at least one cache category, accumulating an access count of the data in the access address
being accessed and determining whether the accumulated access count is over a threshold; and

if the access count is over the threshold, caching the data in the access address to the second storage unit.

US Pat. No. 9,256,255

DOCKING STATION

Acer Incorporated, New T...

5. A docking station capable of assembling a portable electronic device, the portable electronic device having a display screen
and a slot, the docking station comprising:
a body having a protrusion, a recess, and a sliding groove adjacent to one another;
a pressing member slidably pivoted to the sliding groove and located in the recess; and
an elastic member in contact with the pressing member and the body, the elastic member constantly driving the pressing member
to move into the recess, wherein when the portable electronic device enables the protrusion to be inserted into the slot along
an assembling direction, the portable electronic device presses against the pressing member along the assembling direction,
so as to drive the pressing member to slide along the sliding groove, rotate, and move out of the recess, the pressing member
presses against the portable electronic device along a pressing direction, such that the portable electronic device is clamped
by the pressing member and the protrusion, the assembling direction is parallel to the display screen, and the pressing direction
is perpendicular to the display screen.

US Pat. No. 9,105,992

CONNECTOR AND THE METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A connector, for connecting to a plurality of substrates, the connector comprising:
a plurality of bases disposed on the substrates individually, each of the bases comprising:
a plurality of terminals embedded in the bases, wherein each terminal has a fixing end which is electrically connected to
the corresponding substrate and a contact end which is related to the fixing end; and

a shaft pivoted to the bases, the shaft comprising:
a first element;
a second element stacked with the first element, two ends of the second element comprising a plurality of first conductive
circuits and a plurality of second conductive circuits, wherein the first conductive circuits are electrically connected to
the second conductive circuits correspondingly, and each of the first conductive circuits and each of the second conductive
circuits have a first pad and a second pad on a surface of the second element individually; and

a plurality of conductive rings disposed around two ends of the shaft and electrically connected to the corresponding first
and second pads individually, wherein when the shaft is rotatably assembled to the bases, the first pads and the second pads
are electrically connected to the terminals through the conductive rings, and the conductive rings are adapted to continuously
contact with the contact ends during the shaft being rotated related to the bases.

US Pat. No. 9,251,729

DISPLAY SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF

ACER INCORPORATED, Xizhi...

1. A display system, comprising:
a light sensor, for detecting frequency of ambient light;
a display device, comprising a 3D display mode and a 2D display mode, wherein when the display device is in the 3D display
mode, the display device alternately displays a left image and a right image, and when the display device is in the 2D display
mode, the display device displays a 2D image;

a pair of shutter glasses, wherein when the display device displays the left image, a left shutter of the pair of shutter
glasses is turned on, when the display device displays the right image, a right shutter of the pair of shutter glasses is
turned on, and when the display device displays the 2D image, the left and right shutters are both turned on; and

a controller, wherein when the display device is in the 2D display mode, the controller updates frequency of the display device
according to the frequency of the ambient light, and when the display device is in the 3D display mode, the controller updates
the frequency of the display device and adjusts a shutter frequency of the pair of shutter glasses according to the frequency
of the ambient light;

wherein when the display device is in the 2D display mode and the frequency of the ambient light is higher than a threshold
value, the controller updates the frequency of the display device to substantially equal a first frequency, when the display
device is in the 2D display mode and the frequency of the ambient light is lower than the threshold value, the controller
updates the frequency of the display device to substantially equal a second frequency, when the display device is in the 3D
display mode and the frequency of the ambient light is higher than the threshold value, the controller updates the frequency
of the display device to substantially equal twice the first frequency, and adjusts the shutter frequency of the pair of shutter
glasses to substantially equal twice the first frequency, and when the display device is in the 3D display mode and the frequency
of the ambient light is lower than the threshold value, the controller updates the frequency of the display device to substantially
equal twice the second frequency, and adjusts the shutter frequency of the pair of shutter glasses to substantially equal
twice the second frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,066,352

WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTION METHOD OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A wireless network connection method of an electronic device, wherein the electronic device has an access point (AP) mode
and a station (ST) mode, the wireless network connection method comprising:
when the electronic device starts a wireless network connection function, switching the electronic device to the ST mode;
searching for at least one other electronic device in the AP mode in a nearby area;
when the at least one other electronic device in the AP mode is not found, switching the electronic device to the AP mode
to allow the electronic device to automatically connect to a wireless network, and providing wireless network services to
at least one other electronic device in the ST mode in the nearby area; and

when the at least one other electronic device in the AP mode is found, respectively calculating weights of the at least one
other electronic device in the AP mode and the electronic device to set one of the at least one other electronic device in
the AP mode and the electronic device as a primary AP, and allowing the at least one other electronic device in the AP mode
and the electronic device other than the primary AP to connect to the wireless network through the primary AP.

US Pat. No. 9,122,454

HINGE MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A hinge module, connected between a first body and a second body of an electronic device, the first body and the second
body relatively rotating via the hinge module to be folded or unfolded with each other, and a surface of the second body facing
the first body in a folded state, the hinge module comprising:
a hinge connecting the first body and the second body;
a linkage assembly having a first linking rod and a second linking rod, wherein the first linking rod has a first end and
a second end, the first end is connected to the second linking rod, and the second linking rod is connected to the first body
with an end opposite to the first linking rod;

a sleeve pivoted to the second body, the second end of the first linking rod slidably coupled into the sleeve, and the first
linking rod and the sleeve being inclined to and submerged under the surface of the second body in the folded state; and

an elastic member connected between the sleeve and the first linking rod,
wherein the first linking rod and the sleeve are driven by the first body, such that the first linking rod and the sleeve
move to and are horizontal to the surface of the second body when the electronic device is transformed from the folded state
to a first unfolded state, and the elastic member is deformed by the sliding motion of the first linking rod relative to the
sleeve,

wherein the first linking rod and the sleeve are driven by the first body, such that the first linking rod and the sleeve
protrude to and are inclined to the surface of the second body when the electronic device is transformed from the first unfolded
state to a second unfolded state by a restoring force of the deformed elastic member,

wherein a first angle is included between the first body and the second body when the electronic device is in the first unfolded
state, a second angle is included between the first body and the second body when the electronic device is in the second unfolded
state, and the second angle is greater than the first angle,

wherein an inner wall of the sleeve has at least one interfering section, and the first body drives the first linking rod
to move and interfere with the interfering section when the electronic device is in the second unfolded state, such that the
first body is supported by the hinge module,

wherein the inner wall of the sleeve has a sliding section located between a bottom wall and the interfering section, an inner
diameter of the sleeve located at the sliding section is greater than an inner diameter of the sleeve located at the interfering
section, and the first linking rod has a stopping portion located at the second end wherein the stopping portion is slidably
coupled to the sliding section,

wherein an outer diameter of the stopping portion is greater than the inner diameter of the sleeve located at the interfering
section so as to restrict the stopping portion to slide in the sliding section.

US Pat. No. 9,110,526

DRIVING METHOD FOR TOUCH PANEL AND TOUCH-SENSING DEVICE USING THE SAME

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A driving method for a touch panel having a plurality of electrodes, wherein the electrodes are coupled to a driving circuit
respectively via different electrical paths, the driving method for the touch panel comprises:
defining a plurality of sub-frame periods in a first frame period;
converting a driving configuration for providing the driving configuration that is different from each other respectively
to each of the sub-frame periods, wherein the driving configuration comprises corresponding relations of a first electrode,
a second electrode and a third electrode among the electrodes which are respectively corresponding to a first operational
configuration, a second operational configuration and a third operational configuration;

providing a driving signal from the driving circuit to the electrodes having the first operational configuration during one
of the sub-frame periods;

reading sub-frame sensing values by the driving circuit from the electrodes having the second operational configuration during
the same one of the sub-frame periods; and

providing a shield potential from the driving circuit to the electrodes having the third operational configuration during
the same one of the sub-frame periods; and

integrating the sub-frame sensing values respectively obtained during the sub-frame periods by the driving circuit for obtaining
a touch information of the touch panel during the first frame period.

US Pat. No. 9,092,116

VISUALIZED INFORMATION CONVEYING SYSTEM

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a processor;
a memory in communication with the processor;
a screen;
an operating system;
a first logic configured to display on the screen a user interface that displays a first item outputted by a first application;
wherein the user interface also simultaneously displays an icon indicative of a second application; and
a second logic configured to:
generate a selected item from the first item at the same time that the icon is being displayed; and
enable the second application to utilize the selected item in response to selection of the icon.

US Pat. No. 9,189,088

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND TOUCH OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A touch operating method of an electronic device, configured for an electronic device having a touch screen, wherein the
touch operating method comprises:
detecting a touch object positioned above the touch screen by utilizing the touch screen, and estimating a distance between
the touch object and the touch screen;

detecting a relative angle of a pointing direction of the touch object with respect to a normal direction of the touch screen;
and

performing a function on an object displayed in the touch screen according to the distance and the relative angle,
wherein the step of detecting the relative angle of the pointing direction of the touch object with respect to the normal
direction of the touch screen comprises:

obtaining a capacitance distribution by detecting the touch object through a plurality of the touch detecting components of
the touch screen; and

determining the relative angle of the pointing direction of the touch object with respect to the normal direction of the touch
screen according to a characteristic of the capacitance distribution,

wherein the characteristic of the capacitance distribution utilized for determining, relative angle of the pointing direction
of the touch object comprises a variance of the capacitance distribution, and the relative angle decreases as the variance
of the capacitance distribution decreases, and the relative angle increases as the variance of the capacitance distribution
increases.

US Pat. No. 9,190,772

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE ASSEMBLY

Acer Incorporated, New T...

8. A portable electronic device assembly, comprising:
a portable electronic device, including a first electronic connection element and at least one first driving element; and
a peripheral device, comprising:
a circuit board, movably disposed in the peripheral device;
a second electronic connection element, disposed on the circuit board, electrically connected to and moved along with the
circuit board;

at least one second driving element, disposed at the circuit board,
wherein, when the portable electronic device is placed on the peripheral device, a first non-contact force is generated between
the first driving element and the second driving element, and the circuit board is driven to move such that the second electronic
connection element protrudes and electrically connects to the first electronic connection element,

wherein, when the portable electronic device is released from the peripheral device, the first non-contact force is withdrawn
and the second electronic connection element is hidden in the peripheral device.

US Pat. No. 9,306,281

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A wireless communication device, comprising:
an antenna element, comprising a connection portion and a first extending portion connected with each other, wherein the connection
portion has a feed point, the connection portion and the first extending portion form a resonant path, and the antenna element
is operated in a first band and a second band through the resonant path; and

a resonant divider, electrically connected in parallel with a part of the first extending portion, and providing a current
path connected in parallel with a part of the resonant path, wherein the resonant divider delays a current flowing through
the current path, and the antenna element is incapable of being operated in an interval band between the first band and the
second band in response to the delay of the current flowing through the current path.

US Pat. No. 9,270,014

HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A handheld electronic device, comprising:
a main body;
a heat vent structure, disposed on the main body, wherein the main body and the heat vent structure are made of metal materials;
and

an antenna, disposed on the main body, configured for transmitting/receiving at least one of radio frequency signals, wherein
the antenna is formed by using a fence structure of the heat vent structure and the fence structure is a part of the antenna,

wherein the radio frequency signals comprise a first radio frequency signal and a second radio frequency signal, and
wherein the fence structure further comprises
a T-shaped radiating portion, comprising a connecting portion, a first radiating portion and a second radiating portion, the
first radiating portion and the second radiating portion are vertical to the connecting portion, and the first radiating portion
and the second radiating portion are extended away from each other, wherein a first mode is generated by the connecting portion
and the first radiating portion for transmitting/receiving the first radio frequency signal, and a second mode is generated
by the connecting portion and the second radiating portion for transmitting/receiving the second radio frequency signal;

at least one parasitic portion, adjacent to the T-shaped radiating portion, configured to adjust an impedance matching value
for transmitting/receiving the first radio frequency signal and/or an impedance matching value for transmitting/receiving
the second radio frequency signal;

an outer frame, connected to a system ground plane of the handheld electronic device; and
a plurality of fences, acted as parasitic elements extended from the system ground plane through the outer frame.

US Pat. No. 9,225,850

HANDHELD ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND INCOMING CALL PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. An incoming call processing method configured for a handheld electronic apparatus having a touch display screen, the incoming
call processing method comprising:
receiving an incoming call;
deciding whether to display a sub-call window interface on an operating interface displayed on the touch display screen by
determining whether the operating interface is a normal application operating interface, wherein the normal application operating
interface includes any operating interface other than a full-screen call interface, a screen-locking interface and a standby
interface;

if the operating interface is not the normal application operating interface, displaying the full-screen call interface on
the touch display screen to replace the operating interface originally displayed on the touch display screen;

if the operating interface is the normal application operating interface, further determining whether the handheld electronic
apparatus is preset to display the sub-call window interface;

if the handheld electronic apparatus is not preset to display the sub-call window interface, displaying the full-screen call
interface on the touch display screen to replace the operating interface originally displayed on the touch display screen;
and

if the handheld electronic apparatus is preset to display the sub-call window interface, displaying the sub-call window interface
on the operating interface without blocking the entire operating interface, wherein the sub-call window interface at least
comprises a call interface switching control key for switching between the sub-call window interface and the full-screen call
interface and a sub-call window zooming control key for hiding the sub-call window interface to prevent the sub-call window
interface from blocking the operating interface.

US Pat. No. 9,210,706

MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS FOR PHYSICAL DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL (PDCCH) MONITORING

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A mobile communication device, having a Semi-Persistent Scheduling (SPS) Cell Radio Network Temporary Identifier (C-RNTI),
comprising:
a wireless module performing wireless transmission and reception to and from a cellular station; and
a controller module performing operations for communication controls, wherein the operations comprise: determining whether
SPS has been enabled for downlink (DL), instructing the wireless module to monitor a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH)
for a DL assignment reception from the cellular station for a Transmission Time Interval (TTI), in response to the mobile
communication device having the SPS C-RNTI and SPS having been enabled for DL, and instructing the wireless module not to
monitor the PDCCH for the DL assignment reception from the cellular station for the TTI, in response to the mobile communication
device having the SPS C-RNTI and SPS not having been enabled for DL.

US Pat. No. 9,123,285

TRANSPARENT DISPLAY DEVICE AND TRANSPARENCY ADJUSTMENT METHOD THEREOF

Acer Incorporated, New T...

9. A transparency adjustment method of a transparent display device, comprising:
sensing conditions of an environmental background of the transparent display device and accordingly outputting a sensing signal,
wherein the condition of the environmental background comprises a clutter degree of an ambient image of the environmental
background, and the step of adjusting the transparency of the transparent image frame according to the sensing signal comprises:

calculating the clutter degree of the ambient image of the environmental background according to the sensing signal; and
determining whether the clutter degree of the ambient image of the environmental background exceeds a corresponding threshold
value or corresponds to a corresponding predetermined range;

if the clutter degree of the ambient image of the environmental background exceeds the corresponding threshold value or corresponds
to the corresponding predetermined range, determining a transparent adjustment parameter corresponding to the clutter degree
according to the sensing signal; and

reducing transparency of an image region corresponding to the ambient image whose clutter degree exceeds the corresponding
threshold value or corresponds to the corresponding predetermined range according to the transparent adjustment parameter,
and the image region is in the transparent image frame; and

adjusting transparency of a transparent image frame of the transparent display device according to the sensing signal.

US Pat. No. 9,300,055

MOBILE DEVICE WITH TWO ANTENNAS AND ANTENNA SWITCH MODULES

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A mobile device, comprising:
a system circuit board;
a ground element, disposed on the system circuit board;
a communication module;
a first antenna, configured to receive or transmit a first signal in a first frequency band;
a second antenna, configured to receive or transmit a second signal in a second frequency band, wherein the second frequency
band is different from the first frequency band;

a first ASM (Antenna Switch Module), coupled between the communication module and the first antenna, and configured to separate
frequencies of the first signal; and

a second ASM, coupled between the communication module and the second antenna, and configured to separate frequencies of the
second signal,

wherein the first antenna has a first projection on the system circuit board, and the second antenna has a second projection
on the system circuit board, and neither the first projection nor the second projection overlaps with the ground element;

wherein the first antenna comprises:
a first feeding element, coupled through the first ASM to the communication module;
a first radiation element, separated from the first feeding element, wherein one end of the first radiation element is coupled
to the ground element, and a first coupling gap is formed between the other end of the first radiation element and the first
feeding element; and

a first extension element, coupled to the first radiation element.

US Pat. No. 9,052,884

DEVICE FOR ADJUSTING POWER CONSUMPTION AND METHOD THEREOF

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A method for adjusting power consumption, the method being adapted for a device for adjusting power consumption of an external
graphic processing unit according to different voltage sources and comprising:
determining whether power to the external graphic processing unit is supplied by a first voltage source or a second voltage
source of the voltage sources according to a comparison result of an input voltage input to the external graphic processing
unit and a default reference voltage, wherein the power to the external graphic processing unit is determined to be supplied
by the first voltage source if the input voltage is higher than or equal to the default reference voltage, and the power to
the external graphic processing unit is determined to be supplied by the second voltage source if the input voltage is lower
than the default reference voltage;

wherein the second voltage source is a computer apparatus, and the external graphic processing unit is externally connected
to the computer apparatus through the device for adjusting power consumption of the external graphic processing unit,

the external graphic processing unit being controlled to remain in a normal speed operation status when the power to the external
graphic processing unit is determined to be supplied by the first voltage source; and

the external graphic processing unit being controlled to remain in or convert to a low speed operation status when the power
to the external graphic processing unit is determined to be supplied by the second voltage source.

US Pat. No. 9,300,051

COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH COUPLED-FED MULTIBAND ANTENNA ELEMENT

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a ground element; and
an antenna element disposed on a dielectric substrate, the dielectric substrate being adjacent to an edge of the ground element,
the antenna element comprising:

a radiating element having a first open end, a second open end and a shorting point, the radiating element being divided into
a first element and a second element by the shorting point, the first element comprising the first open end, the second element
comprising the second open end;

a shorting element having one end coupled to the shorting point through a first inductive element, and another end of the
shorting element being electrically connected to the ground element; and

a feeding element being coupled to a signal source through a matching circuit, and the feeding element and the first element
being spaced by a coupling gap, wherein a signal from the feeding element is coupled to the radiating element through the
coupling gap.

US Pat. No. 9,256,359

TOUCH CONTROL METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A touch control method, adapted for an electronic device with a touch screen, comprising:
displaying a touch cursor on the touch screen, wherein the touch cursor comprises a positioning point;
detecting whether a dragging object exists around the positioning point; and
moving the dragging object to be associated with the positioning point of the touch cursor and moving the dragging object
according to a movement of the positioning point when determined that the dragging object exists around the positioning point
and an operating signal corresponding to a dragging action of the touch cursor is received from the touch screen.

US Pat. No. 9,190,740

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ANTENNAS WITH HIGH ISOLATION CHARACTERISTICS

ACER INCORPORATED, Taipe...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a ground element, comprising a main ground plane and a protruded ground plane; and
an antenna system, comprising:
a first antenna, comprising a metal radiation element, and being adjacent to the main ground plane of the ground element;
and

a second antenna, being an open slot antenna, wherein the second antenna is formed in the protruded ground plane of the ground
element, and the protruded ground plane is adjacent to the first antenna;

wherein the second antenna has an open end disposed at a specific edge of the protruded ground plane, wherein the specific
edge is not adjacent to the first antenna;

wherein the communication device further comprises an electronic component, the electronic component is substantially disposed
between the first antenna and the second antenna, and the electronic component is a data transmission component or a microphone.

US Pat. No. 9,271,164

METHOD OF INCREASING DATA THROUGHPUT OF A WIRELESS NETWORK SYSTEM BY DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTING MTU/FRAGMENTATION SIZE ACCORDING TO CURRENT TRANSMISSION STATUS

ACER INCORPORATED, Xizhi...

1. A method of data transmission between a user equipment and a base station in a wireless network system having a multi-layer
structure, comprising:
establishing a wireless transmission channel between the user equipment and the base station;
measuring a transmission status of the wireless transmission channel by measuring a packet loss rate or a packet error rate
of a first layer in the wireless transmission channel;

setting a data transmission parameter of a second layer in the wireless transmission channel according to the transmission
status; and

setting a maximum transfer unit (MTU)/fragmentation size adopted in the wireless transmission channel according to the transmission
status, wherein:

when the transmission status measured at a specific time point is worse than a threshold, the MTU/fragmentation size and the
data transmission parameter are set so as to allow the user equipment to operate at a first speed;

when the transmission status measured at the specific time point is not worse than a threshold, the MTU/fragmentation size
and the data transmission parameter are set so as to allow the user equipment to operate at a second speed;

the first speed is smaller than a current speed of the user equipment at the specific time point;
the second speed is larger than the current speed; and
the first layer is hierarchically higher than the second layer in the multi-layer structure.

US Pat. No. 9,258,088

METHOD OF PERFORMING BUFFER STATUS REPORTING AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE THEREOF

ACER INCORPORATED, Xizhi...

1. A method of performing buffer status reporting for a mobile device capable of uplink multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO)
and/or capable of receiving and transmitting on a plurality of component carriers in a wireless communication system, the
method comprising:
generating at least a medium access control (MAC) subheader;
generating at least two MAC control elements for jointly indicating buffer status of at least a logical channel group in the
mobile device; and

generating a MAC protocol data unit (PDU) including the at least a MAC subheader and the at least two MAC control elements
for the buffer status reporting;

wherein one of the at least two MAC control elements is in a short format for which buffer status of one logical channel group
is reported, or in a long format for which buffer status of all logical channel groups are reported;

wherein the at least a MAC subheader and/or one of the at least two MAC control elements includes information of at least
one of a logical channel identity for indicating the format of one of the at least two MAC control elements, a logical channel
group identity for indicating the buffer status of which logical channel group is reported, a buffer size table indication
associated to a buffer size table used in the buffer status report, a component carrier configuration for adding/removing,
or activating/deactivating a component carrier of the plurality of component carriers, a number of the at least two MAC control
elements for the buffer status reporting, and a length of one of the at least two MAC control elements.

US Pat. No. 9,124,002

COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a first antenna;
a second antenna;
a ground element, coupled to a conductive plane; and
an isolation element, disposed between the first antenna and the second antenna, and comprising a first portion and a second
portion, wherein a first end of the first portion and a first end of the second portion are respectively coupled to the ground
element, the first portion faces to the first antenna, the second portion faces to the second antenna, and a second end of
the first portion is spaced apart a coupling distance from a second end of the second portion,

wherein the communication device is operated in at least a first communication band and a second communication band, a frequency
of the first communication band is lower than a frequency of the second communication band, and the first portion and the
second portion of the isolation element resonate respectively in the first communication band and the second communication
band so as to improve isolation between the first antenna and the second antenna in the first communication band and the second
communication band.

US Pat. No. 9,332,675

HEAT DISSIPATING ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A heat dissipating assembly, suitable for an electronic device, the electronic device having at least one heat source,
the heat dissipating assembly comprising:
a first tube having an inlet and an outlet, a bore size of the inlet being less than a bore size of the outlet, and heat generated
by the heat source being transferred to the first tube;

a second tube having two opposite ends connected respectively to the inlet and the outlet of the first tube, wherein the first
tube and the second tube are formed into a closed loop; and

a fluid being filled in the closed loop and transferred from the inlet to the outlet, wherein the heat transferred to the
first tube is absorbed by the fluid therein, and the heated fluid is transferred to the second tube for heat dissipating,

wherein the first tube further has a heating end adjacent to the outlet and at least one barrier located between the inlet
and the heating end, the fluid flowing through the heating end produces bubbles due to absorbing the heat, wherein parts of
the bubbles moving from the heating end to the inlet are intercepted by the barrier.

US Pat. No. 9,351,214

METHOD OF PERFORMING CELL RESELECTION PROCEDURE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ACER INCORPORATED, Xizhi...

1. A method of performing a cell reselection procedure in a wireless communication system which includes a user equipment
and a plurality of cells, the method comprising:
the user equipment camping on a first cell among the plurality of cells;
the user equipment evaluating if the plurality of cells includes a second cell which satisfies a first cell reselection criterion
when camping on the first cell if it is determined that the first cell is allowed to be selected in the cell reselection procedure
or in a cell selection procedure;

the user equipment evaluating if the plurality of cells includes a third cell which satisfies a second cell reselection criterion
when camping on the first cell if it is determined that the first cell is forbidden to be selected in the cell reselection
procedure or in the cell selection procedure, wherein:

the first cell reselection criterion includes at least one first judging condition for determining if the second cell satisfies
the first cell reselection criterion;

the second cell reselection criterion includes at least one second judging condition for determining if the third cell satisfies
the second cell reselection criterion; and

the at least second second judging condition is less strict than the at least one first judging condition.

US Pat. No. 9,094,950

PORTABLE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING WIRELESS CONNECTION THEREOF

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A method for establishing a wireless connection, adapted to a portable communication apparatus establishing the wireless
connection with at least one peripheral apparatus by using a first wireless communication module and a second wireless communication
module, wherein a signal range of the first wireless communication module is larger than that of the second wireless communication
module, the method for establishing the wireless connection comprising:
searching the peripheral apparatus located within the signal range of the first wireless communication module and establishing
a first wireless connection with the searched peripheral apparatus by using the first wireless communication module;

obtaining state information of the corresponding second wireless communication module on the peripheral apparatus through
the first wireless connection; and

establishing a second wireless connection with the peripheral apparatus according to the state information by using the second
wireless communication module.

US Pat. No. 9,215,442

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR 3-D IMAGE PROCESSING

ACER INCORPORATED, Taipe...

1. A 3-D image processing device for processing a 3-D image data, wherein the 3-D image data has a base frame and a dependent
frame, comprising:
a processor, configured to:
detect the 3-D image data to obtain the base frame and the dependent frame;
obtain a dependent block from the dependent frame;
generate a plurality of pixel comparison results by comparing pixels data of the dependent block with a plurality of predetermined
areas which are within the base frame and have the same vertical position as the dependent block;

obtain a base block based on the pixel comparison results, wherein the base block and the dependent block constitute a visual
3-D image block;

generate a compensation dependent frame by performing image compensation for the dependent frame based on the base frame;
and

perform sharpness compensation for the dependent block according to the base block; and
a display device, displaying a 3-D compensation image data according to the base frame and the compensation dependent frame,
wherein the base frame and the dependent frame constitute a visual 3-D image, and the base frame has more image details than
the dependent frame, and the processor further obtains a first detail number and a second detail number by high pass filtering
and thresholding to paired frames of the visual 3-D image, and one of the paired frames is determined as the base frame and
another one of paired frames is determined as the dependent frame according the first detail number and the second detail
number.

US Pat. No. 9,307,310

WEARABLE PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A wearable portable electronic device, comprising:
a body, having a base and a sidewall surrounding the base, wherein the sidewall has at least one opening;
a speaker, disposed in the body, wherein a sound wave produced by the speaker is transmitted outward through the opening,
and an orthogonal projection of the speaker on the base is separated from an orthogonal projection of the opening on the base;
and

a frame, wherein the frame is disposed in the body and the frame has a chamber, the speaker is disposed in the chamber to
divide the chamber into a resonant chamber and a sound output chamber, and the sound output chamber is connected to the opening
on the sidewall.

US Pat. No. 9,110,634

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. An electronic apparatus, comprising:
a first body, having a display surface and an appearance surface opposite to each other;
a second body, pivoted to the first body and having an accommodating opening and a first surface and a second surface opposite
to the first surface, wherein when the first body is closed to the second body, the first surface faces the display surface;
and

a keyboard, pivoted at the accommodating opening through at least one rotation-shaft, wherein when the first body is unfolded
from the second body and turned over, the keyboard is able to be turned over relatively to the second body, so that when the
second surface faces the appearance surface, the first body covers a plurality of keys of the keyboard, and

the keyboard further comprises at least one sliding portion, the sliding portion is disposed at a side of the keyboard pivoted
at the accommodating opening corresponding to the rotation-shaft, and the sliding portion comprises:

at least one chute, wherein the rotation-shaft goes through the chute to be pivoted to the keyboard, and when the keyboard
rises up with turning relatively to the second body, the keyboard is able to move relatively to the second body by means of
the moving of the keyboard relatively to the rotation-shaft through the chute.

US Pat. No. 9,257,785

ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND FOOL-PROOF METHODS

ACER INCORPORATED, Taipe...

1. An electronic device having a fool-proof feature, comprising:
a first magnet, generating a magnetic field;
an output terminal, disposed in the range of the magnetic field and mated with an input terminal of a second electronic device,
wherein the input terminal and the output terminal are detachable;

a hall sensor, generating a hall voltage according to the magnetic field; and
a power supply unit, coupled to the output terminal in order to provide power to the output terminal according to a control
signal outputted from the hall sensor,

wherein the hall sensor outputs the control signal when the output terminal is coupled to the input terminal and the hall
voltage exceeds a specific voltage, such that the power supply unit provides power to the output terminal according to the
control signal, and the second electronic device receives power from the output terminal, wherein the hall sensor stops outputting
the control signal when the hall voltage does not exceed the specific voltage, such that the power supply unit is unable to
provide power to the output terminal, wherein a second magnet of the second electronic device increases the hall voltage to
the specific voltage when the output terminal is coupled to the input terminal correctly, such that the hall sensor outputs
the control signal, and the power supply unit provides power to the output terminal according to the control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,165,458

ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, SLAVE ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHODS

ACER INCORPORATED, Taipe...

1. A slave electronic device, comprising:
a capture unit, coupled to a host electronic device through a transmission lane, filtering out a high-frequency signal part
from a control signal outputted by the host electronic device to generate a low-frequency control signal, wherein the control
signal has a plurality of periods and the control signal respectively has a low-frequency signal part and the high-frequency
signal part during odd periods of the plurality of periods and even periods of the plurality of periods;

at least one low-speed unit, coupled to the capture unit, operating according to the low-frequency control signal;
an embedded control unit, coupled to the transmission lane, communicating with the host electronic device using a predetermined
communications protocol via the high-frequency signal part,

wherein the capture unit further comprises:
a unit buffer, obtaining the control signal from the transmission lane; and
a low-pass filter, filtering out the high-frequency signal part from the control signal to generate the low-frequency control
signal.

US Pat. No. 9,516,785

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A portable electronic device, comprising:
a housing comprising an opening;
a lifting mechanism movably disposed in the housing corresponding to the opening, wherein the lifting mechanism is configured
to move toward to or away from the opening;

a control unit coupled to the lifting mechanism and configured to control the lifting mechanism to move toward or away from
the opening; and

a heat dissipation fan disposed on the lifting mechanism and corresponding to the opening, wherein the heat dissipation fan
is raised toward the opening with the lifting mechanism when the lifting mechanism moves toward the opening, and protrudes
from an outer surface of the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,112,269

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ANTENNA ELEMENT THEREIN

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a ground element, wherein an edge of the ground element has a notch; and
an antenna element, comprising a metal element, wherein the metal element is disposed inside the notch, the metal element
has a first end and a second end, the first end and the second end are spaced away from each other and are respectively positioned
adjacent to two ends of a diagonal line of the notch, the first end of the metal element is used as a first feeding point
of the antenna element, and the second end of the metal element is used as a second feeding point of the antenna element;

wherein the first feeding point is coupled through a switch and a first matching circuit to a first signal source, and the
second feeding point is coupled through an inductive element and a second matching circuit to a second signal source.

US Pat. No. 9,635,629

METHOD OF PERFORMING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN TWO USER EQUIPMENTS

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A method of performing device-to-device (D2D) communication between a first user equipment and a second user equipment
in a wireless communication system, comprising:
providing a plurality of resource groups and a plurality of synchronization signals for use in the wireless communication
system;

setting first monitor time associated with sending data and second monitor time associated with receiving data;
linking a first resource group among the plurality of resource groups to the first monitor time, the second monitor time,
and a first synchronization signal among the plurality of synchronization signals;

the first user equipment determining if the first synchronization signal is being transmitted by a third user equipment of
the wireless communication system at the first monitor time and at the second monitor time during a first frame; and

the first user equipment claiming the first resource group by broadcasting the first synchronization signal at the first monitor
time during a second frame after determining that the first synchronization signal is not being transmitted by the third user
equipment at the first monitor time and at the second monitor time during the first frame, wherein the second frame occurs
immediately after the first frame.

US Pat. No. 9,300,045

COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH ANTENNA ELEMENT

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a ground element; and
an antenna element, comprising a metal element, wherein the metal element is disposed adjacent to an edge of the ground element,
the antenna element has a feeding point, the metal element has a first connection point and a second connection point, the
feeding point is coupled through an inductive element to the first connection point, a first feeding path is formed from the
feeding point through the inductive element to the first connection point, the feeding point is further coupled through a
capacitive element to the second connection point, a second feeding path is formed from the feeding point through the capacitive
element to the second connection point, and the feeding point is further coupled through a matching circuit to a signal source;

wherein the inductive element is directly connected to the feeding point, and the capacitive element is directly connected
to the feeding point.

US Pat. No. 9,124,001

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ANTENNA ELEMENT THEREIN

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a ground element; and
an antenna element, comprising a metal element, wherein the metal element has a plurality of bends and substantially forms
a loop structure with a gap, the gap is between a first open end and a second open end of the metal element, the metal element
extends along an edge of the ground element and does not overlap with the ground element, the antenna element has a feeding
point, a first portion of the metal element is between the feeding point and the first open end, and a second portion of the
metal element is between the feeding point and the second open end;

wherein the feeding point, the first open end, and the second open end are all facing or adjacent to the edge of the ground
element, and a length of the second portion of the metal element is from 0.1 times to 0.4 times that of a length of the first
portion of the metal element;

wherein the metal element is adjacent to a corner of the ground element and extends along two adjacent edges of the corner;
and wherein the feeding point and the gap are adjacent to the two adjacent edges of the comer, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,356,356

TUNABLE SLOT ANTENNA

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
an antenna, comprising a slot radiator formed in a planar conductor and having an open and a closed end, the planar conductor
having a top edge, a first side edge including the open end of the slot, and a second side edge opposite to the first side
edge;

a grounding strap comprising a first segment disposed parallel to the slot along the top edge between the first edge and the
second edge, a second segment disposed along the second edge, and a third segment extending from the second edge toward the
first edge and parallel to both the top edge and the slot with a space between the first segment and the third segment, wherein
the third segment is disposed exclusively in an area that is bounded by a line extending along a longitudinal edge of the
slot nearest the top edge, the first segment, the first edge and the second edge; and

a tuning circuit by which a resonant frequency of the antenna is selected, the tuning circuit being electrically coupled to
the planar conductor at opposing sides of the slot and configured to select a circuit path from a plurality of circuit paths,

wherein the tuning circuit is contained in a single containing region at the open end of the slot and comprises:
a switch circuit, comprising a control terminal by which a contact position of the switch is selected; and
at least one circuit element connected between the switch circuit and the slot, wherein the circuit paths in the containing
region connect the circuit element through the switch circuit to the opposing sides of the planar conductor,

wherein the at least one circuit element comprises a reactive element of sufficient value to change a frequency band of operation
of the antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,049,742

METHOD FOR FORMING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION GROUPS

ACER INCORPORATED, Xizhi...

1. A method for forming wireless communications groups, applied in a wireless communications system, the method comprising:
selecting g coordinators from n wireless communications devices near a base station;
after selecting g coordinators from n wireless communications devices, allocating remaining (n?g) wireless communications
devices of the n wireless communications devices to the g coordinators to form g wireless communications groups;

reselecting a coordinator from each wireless communications group to generate g updated coordinators; and
after reselecting g updated coordinators from each wireless communications group, allocating remaining (n?g) wireless communications
devices of the n wireless communications devices to the g updated coordinators to form g updated wireless communications groups;

wherein g and n are positive integers.

US Pat. No. 9,490,914

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND ITS WIRELESS NETWORK COMMUNICATION METHOD

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A wireless network communication method, utilized for a first electronic device, comprising:
determining a first priority level of the first electronic device according to a performance of the first electronic device;
dividing a total frequency band into at least one band and determining one of the at least one band that corresponds to the
first priority level;

transmitting a first identification sound corresponding to the band;
receiving a second identification sound transmitted by a second electronic device;
comparing a second priority level and the first priority level, wherein the second priority level is according to the second
identification sound;

stopping transmission of the first identification sound when the second priority level is higher than or equal to the first
priority level; and

keeping transmission of the first identification sound until a host is set to implement a wireless network communication when
the second priority level is lower than the first priority level.

US Pat. No. 9,426,765

METHOD OF HANDLING UPLINK SYNCHRONIZATION AND RELATED COMMUNICATION DEVICE

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A method of handling uplink synchronization for a mobile device capable of receiving and transmitting on a plurality of
component carriers in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
performing a first random access procedure on a first component carrier of the plurality of component carriers to establish
uplink synchronization on the first component carrier; and

performing a second random access procedure on at least a component carrier of the plurality of component carriers to establish
uplink synchronization on the at least a component carrier, which comprises:

receiving at least a random access preamble assigned by a network of the wireless communication system for the at least a
component carrier;

sending at least a random access preamble message including the at least a random access preamble to the network; and
receiving a random access response message on the first component carrier corresponding to the at least a random access preamble
message from the network, wherein the random access response message includes at least a timing advance value determined by
the network according to the at least a random access preamble message.

US Pat. No. 9,052,875

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a first body;
a second body;
a hinge structure, comprising:
a first pivot component, fixed on the first body;
a second pivot component, fixed on the second body and pivoted to the first pivot component;
a first connecting component, fixed on the first pivot component; and
a torsion adjusting assembly, movably disposed at the second body; and
a control unit, configured to receive a command to control the torsion adjusting assembly to move to a first position or a
second position, wherein when the torsion adjusting assembly is moved to the first position, the first connecting component
and the torsion adjusting assembly are separated from each other and the hinge structure has a first torsion, and when the
torsion adjusting assembly is moved to the second position, the first connecting component is connected to the torsion adjusting
assembly and the hinge structure has a second torsion, wherein the second torsion is larger than the first torsion.

US Pat. No. 9,378,155

METHOD FOR PROCESSING AND VERIFYING REMOTE DYNAMIC DATA, SYSTEM USING THE SAME, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A method for processing and verifying remote dynamic data provided by a remote dynamic data processing and verifying system,
wherein the remote dynamic data processing and verifying system comprise a data storage server and a client device, the method
comprising:
providing, by a storage medium of the data storage server, a radix tree structure for data storage, the radix tree structure
comprising a root node, a plurality of intermediate nodes, and a plurality of leaf nodes, and the radix tree structure has
N levels, N being a positive integer;

obtaining N initial values by using an equation (1):
wherein C is a predetermined constant, H(x,y) is a hash function with x and y respectively being a first input value and a
second input value of the hash function, ?L represents an assigned initial value of the nodes at the Lth level in the radix
tree structure with no data stored, wherein the leaf nodes are located at the (N?1)th level, and the root node is located
at the 0th level;
obtaining and recording, by a processor of the data storage server, the N initial values for representing the radix tree structure
with no data stored, wherein all nodes at the same level are assigned an identical initial value in the radix tree structure
with no data stored and the initial value of the nodes at the different level are different;

when performing a data processing operation to the radix tree structure by a client device, determining a first leaf node
from the plurality of leaf nodes by the processor of the data storage server, recalculating a value of each node in a shortest
path from the first leaf node to the root node, and recording the value obtained from the recalculation by the processor of
the data storage server; and

when performing a verification of a specific data to the radix tree structure by the client device, obtaining at least one
second leaf node from the plurality of leaf nodes corresponding to the specific data, obtaining a sibling node of each node
in a shortest path from each of the at least one second leaf node to the root node, and generating a verification result of
the specific data according to a current digital signature for verifying the root node, the value of each obtained sibling
node, and the specific data by the processor of the data storage server.

US Pat. No. 9,591,777

COVER OPENING STRUCTURE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A cover opening structure comprising:
a case;
a cover having at least one first portion, a second portion and a connecting portion connected to the first portion and the
second portion, wherein the connecting portion is softer than the first portion and the second portion, the first portion
has a first side and the second portion has a second side, wherein the second side is connected to the case;

a pushing button disposed on the case and suitable for moving horizontally relative to the case, wherein the pushing button
has a body and an inserting portion extended from the body;

a pushing unit having a first end, a second end and a leaning portion connected between the first end and the second end,
and the inserting portion located between the body and the first end; and

an axle disposed at the case, the leaning portion leaning against the axle, and the inserting portion enabling the pushing
unit to rotate about the axle while the first end moves downward and the second end moves upward when the inserting portion
of the pushing button presses against the first end of the pushing unit towards the case as the pushing button is moved horizontally
relative to the case, so as to push up the first portion of the cover.

US Pat. No. 9,495,938

DISPLAY APPARATUS

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A display apparatus, comprising:
a display module, displaying image content and providing a charging light, wherein energy of the charging light varies in
response to light transparency or light reflectivity of the display module adjusted by shifting the image content thereof;

a solar cell module, disposed at one side of the display module to receive the charging light and proceed to charge, wherein
efficiency of charging for the solar cell module is in response to the energy of the charging light; and

a detection unit, disposed on the display module or on the solar cell module, detecting one of a system state of the display
apparatus and an intensity of an ambient light, wherein the display apparatus is in a high efficiency charging mode when the
display apparatus is in a low power state or a standby state, or when the intensity of the ambient light is low, and when
one of the system state of the display apparatus and the intensity of the ambient light meets at least one of the conditions
of getting into high efficiency charging mode, outputting a high efficiency image control signal, and the display module displays
high efficiency image content according to the high efficiency image control signal, so as to enhance efficiency of charging
for the solar cell module.

US Pat. No. 9,603,185

METHOD OF MANAGING DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND RELATED WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A method of managing discontinuous reception (DRX) in a wireless communication system which includes a plurality of wireless
transmit/receive units (WTRUs) and a network, the method comprising:
pre-configuring the plurality of WTRUs so that N WTRUs are identified to be in a specific paging group;
at least one WTRU in the specific paging group sending an apply request associated with scheduled monitoring to the network;
the network deciding a DRX setting for the specific paging group according to an amount of apply requests received from the
specific paging group and a paging cycle of the network; and

the N WTRUs in the specific paging group performing scheduled monitoring on a paging channel based on the DRX setting, wherein:
at a given point of time when network signaling arrives according to the paging cycle of the network, A WTRUs among the N
WTRUs in the specific paging group are configured to turn on for monitoring the paging channel and B WTRUs among the N WTRUs
in the specific paging group are configured to turn off;

A and B are positive integers;
N is equal to a sum of A and B; and
A is smaller than N.

US Pat. No. 9,468,006

METHOD OF DETERMINING TRANSIT POWER FOR DATA TRANSMISSION BETWEEN A NETWORK AND A USER EQUIPMENT AND RELATED WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A method of determining transit power for data transmission between a network and a user equipment, comprising:
the network sending a first message to the UE, wherein the first message is associated with a radio bearer reconfiguration
procedure and includes a first information element associated with an interpolation formula;

the network sending a second message to the UE, wherein the second message is associated with updating an active set of the
user equipment;

the user equipment computing a first gain factor using an extrapolation formula if the second message does not include a second
information element associated with the interpolation formula;

the UE computing a second gain factor using the interpolation formula if data cannot be transmitted based on the first gain
factor; and

the UE transmitting the data based on the second gain factor.

US Pat. No. 9,351,217

METHOD OF PERFORMING TRAFFIC STEERING IN A WIRELESS NETWORK SYSTEM AND RELATED WIRELESS NETWORK SYSTEM

ACER INCORPORATED, Xizhi...

1. A method of performing traffic steering in a wireless network system having a base station of a first network and a user
equipment camping on the first network, comprising:
the user equipment receiving a probability value within a predetermined range, and at least one radio access network (RAN)
rule from the base station;

the user equipment receiving an update amount and a timer length from the base station;
the user equipment generating a first random value within the predetermined range and starting a timer;
the user equipment determining if the at least one RAN rule is satisfied and if a first probability condition associated with
the first random value and the probability value is fulfilled;

the user equipment steering traffic from the first network to a second network or from the second network to the first network
when the at least one RAN rule is satisfied and the first probability condition is fulfilled;

the user equipment adjusting the probability value by the update amount from a first value to a second value after the timer
expires according to the timer length when the at least one RAN rule is satisfied but the first probability condition is not
fulfilled;

the user equipment generating a second random value within the predetermined range; and
the user equipment steering traffic from the first network to the second network or from the second network to the first network
when the first RAN rule is satisfied and a second probability condition associated with the second random value and the adjusted
probability value is fulfilled.

US Pat. No. 9,049,634

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR CAMPING BACK TO LTE-BASED NETWORK AFTER FINISHING CSFB CALL WITH NON-LTE NETWORK

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A mobile communication device, comprising:
a wireless module performing wireless transmissions and receptions to and From a Long Term Evolution (LTE)-based network and
a non-LTE network; and

a controller module blocking any outgoing Circuit-Switched (CS) service in response to finishing a CS Fallback (CSFB) call
and having an ongoing Packet-Switched (PS) session with the non-LTE network, performing an idle mode cell reselection procedure
via the wireless module to camp back to the LTE-based network in response to the outgoing CS service having been blocked,
and unblocking the outgoing CS service in response to camping back to the LTE-based network.

US Pat. No. 9,651,993

DOCKING DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A docking device used for attaching a portable electronic device thereon, the docking device comprising:
a base;
a lever, pivoted in the base and having a first end and a second end opposite to each other;
a button, movably disposed in the base and extruded out or hidden in the base; and
a locking member, movably disposed in the base and extruded out of or hidden in the base, wherein the button is located on
a moving path of the first end, and the locking member is located on a moving path of the second end, and when the portable
electronic device is assembled to the docking device, the portable electronic device presses the button into the base to drive
the first end, such that the second end drives the locking member out of the base to assemble with the portable electronic
device.

US Pat. No. 9,074,899

OBJECT GUIDING METHOD, MOBILE VIEWING SYSTEM AND AUGMENTED REALITY SYSTEM

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. An object indicating method for an augmented reality system, wherein the augmented reality system comprises a mobile viewing
system and a server, the mobile viewing system comprises an image capture module and a viewing unit, the objecting indicating
method comprising:
registering that the mobile viewing system enters a building at the server, wherein a plurality of wireless access points
are disposed in the building, and the mobile viewing system is connected to at least one first wireless access point among
the wireless access points;

receiving a first request message from the server and capturing an image via the image capture module according to the first
request message;

obtaining a location of the mobile viewing system according to the at least one first wireless access point and the image
captured by the image capture module;

generating an object guiding message or an object indicating message according to the location of the mobile viewing system;
and

displaying the object guiding message or the object indicating message on the viewing unit.

US Pat. No. 9,491,546

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND AUDIO-DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. An audio-data transmission method, utilized on an electronic device, comprising:
determining whether a plurality of external identification sounds are received or not, wherein the external identification
sounds are on an identification-frequency range, the external identification sounds include sounds of N predetermined frequencies
and N is a positive integer greater than one;

transmitting a plurality of data sounds and a plurality of identification sounds by the electronic device when the external
identification sounds are not received, wherein the data sounds and the identification sounds are on a data-frequency range
and the identification-frequency range respectively, and the identification sounds include the sounds of the predetermined
frequencies; and

after receiving the external data sounds and the external identification sounds, determining whether the identification sounds
and/or the external identification sounds are transmitted by at least two of the electronic devices and the at least one external
electronic device or not according to the external identification sounds, and stopping the transmission of the identification
sounds and the data sounds when the identification sounds and/or the external identification sounds are transmitted by the
at least two of the electronic devices and the external electronic devices.

US Pat. No. 9,357,377

METHOD OF MANAGING E-UTRA FUNCTION OF USER EQUIPMENT AND RELATED WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ACER INCORPORATED, Xizhi...

1. A method of managing an evolved universal terrestrial radio access (E-UTRA) function of a user equipment (UE), comprising:
the user equipment activating the E-UTRA function;
acquiring mobility information of the user equipment by measuring at least one of a UE mobility state, a UE velocity and a
change in the UE mobility state during a specific period;

setting a waiting period according to the mobility information when determining that the E-UTRA function needs to be deactivated;
the user equipment deactivating the E-UTRA function; and
the user equipment reactivating the E-UTRA function when the waiting period has elapsed after deactivating the E-UTRA function,
wherein:

the waiting period is set to a first value when the mobility information corresponds to a high UE mobility state, a fast UE
velocity or a large change in the UE mobility state;

the waiting period is set to a second value when the mobility information does not correspond to any of the high UE mobility
state, the fast UE velocity and the large change in the UE mobility state; and

the first value is smaller than the second value.

US Pat. No. 9,052,773

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD USING THE SAME

ACER INCORPORATED, Hsich...

1. An electronic apparatus, comprising:
a touch pad;
a processor including an operation system, the processor being coupled to the touch pad for performing a mouse simulation
operation or a touch simulation operation through the operation system; and

a simulation device coupled to the touch pad and the processor, determining whether a touch event is a single-touch event
or a multi-touch event when detecting the touch event with the touch pad, and in response to the touch event being the single-touch
event, the touch pad generates a mouse-input signal to the operation system such that the operation system performs a mouse
simulation operation corresponding to the mouse-input signal and in response to the touch event being the multi-touch event,
simulating the touch event to a first event initialized by a touch panel to generate a multi-touch signal to the operation
system,

such that the operation system performs a responsive touch simulation operation corresponding to the multi-touch signal,
wherein when the multi-touch event corresponds to two touch points, the touch pad further detects a relation of positions
of the two touch points and a distance between the touch points, and determines a touch operation that is simulated by the
multi-touch event according to the relation of the positions of the two touch points and the distance between the touch points.

US Pat. No. 9,081,559

ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS AND POWER MANAGEMENT METHODS THEREOF

ACER INCORPORATED, Taipe...

1. An electronic system, comprising:
a plurality of electronic devices, each having a male connector and a female connector, wherein the male connectors are mated
with the female connectors, such that the electronic devices are overlapped in a direction and electrically connected to each
other;

a plurality of power supplies, each connected to one of the electronic devices, respectively, for providing power to the electronic
devices, wherein the number of the electronic devices is larger than the number of the power supplies; and

a control module, having a first mode and a second mode to control the male connectors and the female connectors;
wherein, in the first mode, a first electronic device of the electronic devices, which is not connected to either one of the
power supplies, receives power through a first female connector of the first electronic device, and the first electronic device
outputs power to another electronic device connected to a first male connector of the first electronic device through the
first male connector, wherein the control module calculates output powers of the power supplies in the first mode and finds
out a first maximum output power from the output powers of the first mode, and the control module calculates output powers
of the power supplies in the second mode and finds out a second maximum output power from the output powers of the second
mode.

US Pat. No. 9,495,973

SPEECH RECOGNITION APPARATUS AND SPEECH RECOGNITION METHOD

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A speech recognition apparatus, comprising:
a band-pass filter, performing a band-pass filtering of a first consonant frequency band and a second consonant frequency
band for a voice signal in order to generate a first band-pass filter signal and a second band-pass filter signal respectively;
and

a central processing unit, coupled to the band-pass filter, and dividing the voice signal, the first band-pass filter signal
and the second band-pass filter signal into a plurality of voice frames, wherein each of the voice frames comprises an N number
of sampling signals, N is a positive integer, the central processing unit calculates energies of the sampling signals in a
target voice frame in order to obtain an energy of an original voice sampling signal, an energy of a first consonant frequency
band signal and an energy of a second consonant frequency band signal, and determines whether the original voice sampling
signal corresponding to the target voice frame is a noise signal according to a ratio of the energy of the first consonant
frequency band signal to the energy of the second consonant frequency band signal, a ratio of the energy of the first consonant
frequency band signal to the energy of the original voice sampling signal and a ratio of the energy of the second consonant
frequency band signal to the energy of the original voice sampling signal.

US Pat. No. 9,471,110

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a first module, comprising a side surface and a fixed member, wherein the fixed member comprises a protrusion protruding from
the side surface;

a second module, comprising a recess; and
a protecting member, encompassing the protrusion, comprising a first surface, a second surface, and an elastic portion, wherein
the first surface is opposite to the second surface, and when the protrusion is inserted in the recess, the second surface
and the elastic portion contact an inner wall of the recess, wherein a distance between the elastic portion and the second
surface exceeds a width of the recess when the protrusion is separated from the recess.

US Pat. No. 9,380,364

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a body;
a speaker, movably assembled to the body, wherein the speaker has a first rail; and
a latch, movably assembled to the body, wherein the latch is coupled to the first rail and a second rail of the body simultaneously,
an acute angle is included between the first rail and the second rail, and an object is adapted to be detachably combined
to the body and push the latch to move along the first rail and the second rail simultaneously, and the latch drives a part
of the speaker to protrude out of the body.

US Pat. No. 9,354,669

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a first body comprising a first sliding slot, a first side, and a second side opposite to the first side, wherein the first
sliding slot is located on the first side;

a second body; and
a linking assembly to which the first body and the second body are respectively pivoted, wherein the second body is rotated
to open or close between the first side and

the second side of the first body with the linking assembly and drives the linking assembly for the electronic device to stand
on a platform with the first side or the second side of the first body, wherein the linking assembly comprises a supporting
block movably coupled to the first sliding slot, and when the second body is unfolded to an angle relative to the first side
of the first body, a portion of the supporting block protrudes out of the first side for the electronic device to stand on
the platform with the first side;

wherein the supporting block comprises a second sliding slot, and the linking assembly comprises:
a hinge to which the first body and the second body are respectively pivoted,
wherein the first sliding slot is adjacent to the hinge, and when the second body is rotated, the hinge is driven to rotate
relative to the first body;

a first rod fixed on the hinge; and
a second rod comprising a first end and a second end opposite to each other,
wherein the first end is pivoted to the first rod, the second end is coupled to the second sliding slot, and the second body
is rotated and drives the first rod and the second rod through the hinge so as to cause the second end of the second rod to
slide along the second sliding slot and drive the supporting block to move along the first sliding slot.

US Pat. No. 9,442,580

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND TOUCH OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

Acer Incorporated, New T...

5. An electronic apparatus comprising:
a touch display;
a processor, coupled to the touch display and configured for:
detecting a first touch performed on the touch display by a selected one of a plurality of touch input devices, wherein the
touch input devices have different dielectric parameters;

determining the dielectric parameter of the selected one of the touch input devices according to the first touch, wherein
when the touch display is a capacitive touch display, determining the dielectric parameter of the selected one of the touch
input devices according to a dielectric-capacitance comparison table and a capacitance generated by the first touch performed
on the touch display; and

when the touch display is a resistive touch display, determining the dielectric parameter of the selected one of the touch
input devices according to a dielectric-resistive comparison table and a resistance generated by the first touch performed
on the touch display; and

executing an operating function corresponding to the dielectric parameter.

US Pat. No. 9,374,762

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD UTILIZING GEOLOCATION SERVICE PROVIDER

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

5. An electronic device, comprising
an internet module, including
a microprocessor, utilized to perform network connections with a geolocation service provider, obtain location information
from the geolocation service provider, obtain a detection regulatory domain according to the location information and provide
a detection communication channel corresponding to the detection regulatory domain; and

a memory, utilized to store a predetermined regulatory domain and a predetermined communication channel corresponding to the
predetermined regulatory domain, wherein the microprocessor further determines whether the electronic device and a first electronic
device support the communication protocol of IEEE 802.11ac or not, performs peer-to-peer wireless communications with a first
electronic device through the detection communication channel if the electronic device and a first electronic device support
the communication protocol of IEEE 802.11ac, and performs peer-to-peer wireless communications with a first electronic device
through the predetermined communication channel if the electronic device and a first electronic device do not support the
communication protocol of IEEE 802.11ac.

US Pat. No. 9,329,050

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH OBJECT INDICATION FUNCTION AND AN OBJECT INDICATING METHOD THEREOF

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A method of providing information about an object to a user of an electronic device, the electronic device having a display,
the method comprising:
establishing a view that the user can see via the electronic device, the view being captured by an image acquisition module
such that a user can watch an image of the view;

identifying an object within the view;
generating an object indicating message including information relating to the object; and
displaying the object indicating message on the display of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,326,079

DETECTION CIRCUIT

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A detection circuit, configured to detect an earphone plug, comprising:
a first pin and a second pin, configured to connect to at least one of signal transduction areas of the plug;
a voltage-detection circuit, configured to generate a first division voltage and a second division voltage according to the
signal transduction area(s) connected by the first pin and the second pin;

a processing unit, determining the signal transduction area(s) connected by the first pin and the second pin according to
the first division voltage and the second division voltage and generating a switch-control signal accordingly;

a microphone switch, controlled by the switch-control signal, wherein the microphone switch connects the first pin and the
second pin respectively to a microphone output node and a ground when the processing unit determines that the first pin and
the second pin are respectively connected to a microphone area and a ground area of the plug, and the microphone switch connects
the first pin and the second pin to the ground and the microphone output node, respectively, when the processing unit determines
that the first pin and the second pin are respectively connected to the ground area and the microphone area of the plug; and

a codec, coupled to the microphone output node.

US Pat. No. 9,131,516

METHOD OF PREVENTING RANDOM ACCESS RESPONSE COLLISION

ACER INCORPORATED, Xizhi...

1. A method of preventing random access response collision for a network in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
assigning a first preamble for a non contention random access procedure on a secondary cell configured to a first mobile device
of the wireless communication system, to the first mobile device;

configuring a first preamble transmission time for indicating at least a subframe for the first mobile device to transmit
the first preamble on the secondary cell to the network, to the first mobile device; and

configuring the same set of preambles for a contention random access procedure to cells including a primary cell configured
to the first mobile device and the secondary cell, whereby a preamble belonged to a set of preambles for the contention random
access procedure does not belong to a set of preambles for a non contention random access procedure for each of the cells.

US Pat. No. 9,066,312

MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND LOCATION REGISTRATION METHODS

ACER INCORPORATED, Xizhi...

1. A mobile communication device, comprising:
a wireless module, arranged for performing wireless transceiving to and from a first service network; and
a controller module configured to:
transmit a first tracking area update request message to a first cellular station in a first tracking area of a first service
network via the wireless module;

receive a first tracking area update rejection message from the first cellular station via the wireless module; and
in response to the first tracking area update rejection message when the first tracking area update rejection message comprises
a first rejection cause indicating a first network related failure, transmit a second tracking area update request message
to a second cellular station in a second tracking area of the first service network via the wireless module before the mobile
communication device performs a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) search procedure, wherein the first rejection cause is a
“Cause #17-Network failure” defined in a 3GPP TS 24.301 specification.

US Pat. No. 9,472,240

VIDEO EDITING METHOD AND VIDEO EDITING DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A video editing method, adapted to a video editing device, the video editing method comprising:
obtaining an editing segment of a video, wherein the editing segment follows a first segment of the video, and the editing
segment precedes a second segment of the video, wherein the first segment comprises a first picture, the second segment comprises
a second picture, and a short-term reference index of the second picture points to the first picture;

setting a header of a third picture of the first segment, so that the first picture is moved from a short-term reference picture
list to a long-tem reference picture list when the header of the third picture is decoded;

changing the short-term reference index of the second picture to a long-term reference index, wherein the long-term reference
index points to the first picture in the long-term reference picture list; and

encoding the video.

US Pat. No. 9,471,111

HINGE MECHANISM AND PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A hinge mechanism, adapted to be pivotally connected between a first body and a second body, comprising:
a plurality of first torsion shafts, wherein each of the first torsion shafts comprises a first locking end;
a first torsion sleeve rotatably sleeved on the first torsion shafts, so as to link the first torsion shafts;
a plurality of second torsion shafts, wherein each of the second torsion shafts comprises a second locking end;
a second torsion sleeve rotatably sleeved on the second torsion shafts, so as to link the second torsion shafts, the first
torsion sleeve and the second torsion sleeve engagebly interfering with each other, such that one of the first torsion shafts
and one of the second torsion shafts, which are adjacent to each other, drive each other to move;

a first fixing assembly engaged with one of the first locking ends of the first torsion shaft and one of the second locking
ends of the second torsion shaft, which are adjacent to each other;

a second fixing assembly, adapted to be connected to the first body, engaged with the other first locking end of the first
torsion shaft, which is away from the second torsion shafts; and

a third fixing assembly engaged with the second torsion shaft away from the first torsion shafts, the first fixing assembly
disposed between the second fixing assembly and the third fixing assembly and engagebly interfering therewith, so as to drive
one another to move upon rotation of one of the second fixing assembly and the third fixing assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,386,520

METHOD FOR REGISTERING MOBILE NETWORK AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A method for a mobile communication apparatus to register mobile network, the method comprising:
detecting at least one available wireless network;
determinining whether to connect to the wireless network; and
cancelling the registration to a packet switched network when connecting to the wireless network, wherein the step of cancelling
the registration to the packet switched network comprises:

the transmitting a request command to a network communication module of the mobile communication apparatus for cancelling
the registration to the packet switched network and keeping registering to a circuit switched network.

US Pat. No. 9,386,525

METHOD OF HANDLING TRANSFERRING FROM ENERGY-CONSUMING MODE TO ENERGY-SAVING MODE AND RELATED COMMUNICATION DEVICE

ACER INCORPORATED, Xizhi...

1. A method of handling a transferring from an energy-consuming mode to an energy-saving mode for a communication device in
a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
transmitting or receiving, by the communication device, a first message of an upper protocol layer;
deferring the transferring, by the communication device, if the communication device determines that a second message of the
upper protocol layer corresponding to the first message is going to be transmitted or received; and

advancing the transferring, by the communication device, if the communication device determines that no message corresponding
to the first message is going to be transmitted or received;

wherein the upper protocol layer comprises a transport layer or an application layer;
wherein the communication device determines that no message corresponding to the first message is going to be transmitted
or received, when the first message is an ending message in a procedure;

wherein the communication device determines that the second message corresponding to the first message is going to be transmitted
or received, when the first message is an initial message triggering at least one successive message.

US Pat. No. 9,112,906

DATA TRANSMISSION METHODS AND APPRATUSES USING THE SAME

ACER INCORPORATED, Taipe...

1. A mobile communication device, comprising:
a wireless module, performing wireless transceiving to and from a service network; and
a processor, determining a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) or Internet Protocol (IP) window size associated with a Transport
layer or Network layer according to a Channel Quality Indicator (CQI) of a downward transmission link from the service network
and a Rank Indicator (RI) used for Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) associated with a Physical layer, detecting a transfer
failure rate for data transmission using the TCP or IP window size via the wireless module, and reducing the TCP or IP window
size by a predetermined ratio in response to the transfer failure rate being higher than a predetermined threshold,

wherein the Transport layer or Network layer is hierarchically higher than the Physical layer in a multi-layer protocol stack,
wherein the TCP or IP window size is determined by:

wherein the MaxTCPWindowSize represents a maximum TCP or IP window size, the MinTCPWindowSize represents a minimum TCP or
IP window size, the CQI_Indexed_TBS represents a Transport Block Size (TBS) corresponding to a currently measured CQI, the
MAX_CQI_TBS represents another TBS corresponding to a maximum CQI, and the Weight represents a constant or a weighting function
of the currently measured CQI.

US Pat. No. 9,078,156

METHOD OF CONTROLLING MINIMIZATION OF DRIVE TESTS

ACER INCORPORATED, Xizhi...

1. A method of controlling minimization of drive test (MDT), comprising:
a user equipment receiving an MDT configuration associated with one or multiple logged MDTs from a base station in a connected
mode;

the user equipment performing the one or multiple logged MDTs according to the MDT configuration after switching from the
connected mode to an idle mode;

the base station requesting the user equipment to activate in the idle mode one or multiple specific logged MDTs which are
not to be performed according to the MDT configuration by sending an activation signal; and

the user equipment performing the one or multiple specific logged MDTs in the idle mode according to the MDT configuration
received from the base station in the connected mode and the activation signal received from the base station in the idle
mode.

US Pat. No. 9,077,085

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ANTENNA SYSTEM WITH HIGH ISOLATION

ACER INCORPORATED, Hsich...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a ground element; and
an antenna system, adjacent to the ground element, wherein the antenna system at least comprises:
a first antenna;
a second antenna, adjacent to the first antenna;
a connection element, comprising a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion is coupled to the first antenna,
and the second portion is coupled to the second antenna; and

a resistive element, coupled between the first portion and the second portion of the connection element,
wherein the connection element and the resistive element increase isolation between the first antenna and the second antenna;
wherein the first antenna further comprises a first feeding element coupled to a first signal source, and a first shorted
element coupled to the ground element, wherein the second antenna further comprises a second feeding element coupled to a
second signal source, and a second shorted element coupled to the ground element, and wherein the connection element is coupled
between the first feeding element and the second shorted element.

US Pat. No. 9,066,124

VIDEO/AUDIO SWITCHING IN A COMPUTING DEVICE

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A method for control of a combined video/audio application executed at a computing device, comprising:
receiving, at a demultiplexer of a playback module of the computing device, a packaged combined video/audio file from a source,
wherein the packaged combined video/audio file comprises audio signals that are associated with video signals;

separating, with the demultiplexer, the audio signals from the video signals;
processing the video signals separated from the audio signals for display at a display screen of the computing device;
processing the audio signals separated from the video signals for playback at an audio output of the computing device;
detecting, with a video/audio switching plug-in associated with the video/audio application, that the computing device has
been placed in a suspend state where the display screen of the computing device is de-activated;

transmitting a disable signal from the video/audio switching plug-in to the demultiplexer to cause the demultiplexer to cease
output of video signals; and

continuing to process the audio signals at the demultiplexer even though the video signals are no longer processed by the
demultiplexer.

US Pat. No. 9,608,779

METHODS OF DATA ALLOCATION AND SIGNAL RECEIVING, WIRELESS TRANSMITTING APPARATUS AND WIRELESS RECEIVING APPARATUS

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A method of data allocation, suitable for a wireless transmitting apparatus, wherein the wireless transmitting apparatus
transmits through a plurality of sub-carriers based on an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) technology, the
method comprising:
obtaining a data stream;
allocating the data stream to a first sub-carrier set, wherein all the sub-carriers are divided into the first sub-carrier
set and a second sub-carrier set, and the first sub-carrier set and the second sub-carrier set respectively have the sub-carriers
with opposite frequencies to each other, wherein the number of the sub-carriers is N, the first sub-carrier set comprises
a first sub-carrier to an (N/2)?1th sub-carrier, the second sub-carrier set comprises an ?(N/2)+1th sub-carrier to a ?1st sub-carrier; and

emptying the second sub-carrier set or allocating the second sub-carrier set based on the data stream allocated to the first
sub-carrier set, wherein the method of allocating the second sub-carrier set comprises performing a complex conjugate computation
to the data stream allocated to the first sub-carrier set, and allocating the data stream after the complex conjugate computation
to the second sub-carrier set, wherein allocating data stream after the complex conjugate computation in an mth sub-carrier
in the first sub-carrier set to an ?mth sub-carrier in the second sub-carrier set, wherein m is from 1 to (N/2)?1.

US Pat. No. 9,564,103

IMAGE PROCESSING CIRCUIT AND METHOD THEREOF

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. An image processing circuit, suitable for an electronic device and comprising:
a light sensor, configured to sense an intensity of ambient light and output an intensity signal;
an image control unit, coupled to the light sensor and receiving an image signal, wherein the image control unit determines
an image luminance value corresponding to a first image data of the image signal according to the intensity signal;

a Gamma curve look-up table, coupled to the image control unit and controlled by the image control unit to output a luminance
value signal corresponding to the image luminance value;

a backlight control unit, coupled to the image control unit and controlled by the image control unit to output a backlight
luminance signal corresponding to the image luminance value; and

an image processing unit, coupled to the Gamma curve look-up table and the backlight control unit to output a second image
data corresponding to the first image data according to the luminance value signal and the backlight luminance signal,

wherein when the intensity of ambient light source is greater than or equal to a first threshold value and the electronic
device is operated according to a battery power, the image control unit determines the image luminance value corresponding
to the first image data of the image signal according to the intensity signal and the second image data is different from
the first image data; when the intensity of ambient light source is less than the first threshold value and the electronic
device is operated according to the battery power, the image control unit determines the image luminance value corresponding
to the first image data of the image signal according to the intensity signal and the second image data is the same as the
first image data.

US Pat. No. 9,489,330

SENSING SYSTEM, ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND SENSING METHOD

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A sensing system, comprising:
an electronic device; and
a first detachable sensor, connected to the electronic device through a connecting interface, wherein
when detecting that the first detachable sensor is connected to the electronic device, the electronic device obtains a plurality
of first sensing data through the first detachable sensor and transforms the first sensing data into a plurality of first
sensing results, and

when being connected to a host device, the electronic device sends the first sensing results to the host device.

US Pat. No. 9,467,203

NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION EXTENDING METHOD AND EXTENSION APPARATUS

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A near field communication (NFC) extending method, adapted to an extension apparatus comprising a first NFC unit and a
first communication unit, the method comprising:
controlling the first NFC unit to perform a matching operation with a second NFC unit of a host device through an NFC function
to establish a first wireless connection between a second communication unit in the host device and the first communication
unit of the extension apparatus based on a wireless communication protocol;

determining whether a matching data has been received from an electronic device through the NFC function;
if yes, determining whether the first wireless connection is valid;
when the first wireless connection is valid, controlling the first communication unit to transmit the matching data to the
host device through the first wireless connection, and

when the first wireless connection is invalid, storing the matching data of the electronic device in a memory unit of the
extension apparatus, and when the first wireless connection becomes valid, controlling the first communication unit to transmit
the matching data to the host device through the first wireless connection.

US Pat. No. 9,464,470

HINGE MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A hinge module, comprising:
a first shaft member;
a second shaft member with a hollow portion therein, the first shaft member being rotatably inserted in the hollow portion
of the second shaft member along an axis;

a sleeve, inserted in the hollow portion of the second shaft along the axis, disposed between the first shaft member and the
second shaft member, connected to the second shaft member and comprising at least one guide groove, wherein the at least one
guide groove extends around the axis and has a first gap along the axis; and

at least one first ball, disposed on the first shaft member and rotatably coupled to the guide groove, wherein when the first
shaft member is rotated relatively to the second shaft member around the axis, the first shaft member is rotated around the
axis relatively to the second shaft member to move along the axis a distance equal to the first gap by rolling the first ball
in the guide groove.

US Pat. No. 9,170,623

ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS AND POWER MANAGEMENT METHODS THEREOF

ACER INCORPORATED, Taipe...

1. An electronic system, comprising:
an input output expander, outputting a power source to a peripheral device by at least one output terminal;
at least one electronic device, coupled to the input output expander in a daisy chain configuration; and
a control module, adjusting current powers of the electronic device and the peripheral device according to real time powers
of the electronic device and the peripheral device, a maximum output power and parameters, thereby preventing power outputted
by the input output expander from being larger than the maximum output power,

wherein the parameters comprise utility rates of the electronic device and the peripheral device, such that the control module
selectively stops providing power to or underclocks the electronic device or the peripheral device according to the utility
rates, thereby preventing power outputted by the input output expander from being larger than the maximum output power.

US Pat. No. 9,519,311

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a casing, having an accommodating recess located in the casing;
a sound cabinet structure, located in the casing and adjacent to the accommodating recess, the sound cabinet structure comprising
a resonance cavity and a sound output opening, the resonance cavity communicated with the accommodating recess, the sound
output opening penetrating through the casing and communicated with the resonance cavity; and

a magnetic element, disposed in the accommodating recess and adaptable to move in the accommodating recess, such that the
casing is adaptable to be connected to an object or removed from the object, and

a hitting sound generated by the magnetic element moving in and contacting the accommodating recess passes through and is
effected by the sound cabinet structure.

US Pat. No. 9,490,915

SOUND TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, SOUND RECEIVING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING DATA USING SOUND SIGNAL

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A method for transmitting data using sound signals, adapted for a sound transmitting apparatus having a sound-producer
array and a processor to transmit data to a sound receiving apparatus having a sound-receiving array, comprising:
defining by the processor a plurality of basic tones and a plurality of control tones by using a plurality of sound frequencies
within a sound frequency range, wherein each of the basic tones corresponds to a character, and each of the control tones
corresponds to an order of the basic tones;

converting by the processor a plurality of transmitting characters in the data to be transmitted into the corresponding basic
tones;

determining by the processor the control tone based on the order of the transmitting characters;
transmitting by the processor the converted basic tones and the determined control tone to the sound receiving apparatus by
using the sound-producer array; and

converting by the sound receiving apparatus the received basic tones into the transmitting characters by using the sound-receiving
array, and determining the order of the transmitting characters based on the received control tone, so as to recover the data.

US Pat. No. 9,454,951

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a casing;
a resonance cover covering at least a part of the casing so as to define a resonance chamber with the casing, wherein the
resonance chamber comprises a plurality of openings; and

a plurality of electronic components disposed in the casing and adapted to generate a plurality of audio frequencies, wherein
a diameter of each of the openings is related to the corresponding audio frequency generated by the corresponding electronic
component, wherein d represents the diameter of each of the openings, f0 represents the audio frequency generated by each of the electronic components, c represents a speed of sound, S represents
a cross-sectional area of each of the openings, L represents an inner wall thickness of each of the openings, V represents
a volume of the resonance chamber, and a relationship of the diameter of each of the openings and each of the audio frequencies
satisfies the following formula:


US Pat. No. 9,397,420

CARD SLOT STRUCTURE HAVING AN AUTOMATIC CARD EJECTION FUNCTION

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A card slot structure having an automatic card ejection function, installed in a housing of an electronic device, and comprising:
a slot, disposed in the housing, and having a push-push type unit, wherein a card is adapted to be inserted and fixed in the
slot through the push-push type unit along a first axial direction, or ejected from the slot through the push-push type unit
along the first axial direction;

a cover door, slidably disposed in the housing along a second axial direction, wherein the first axial direction is orthogonal
to the second axial direction; and

a push portion, connected to the cover door and moved along with the cover door,
wherein when the card is fixed in the slot, and the cover door slides along the second axial direction to open the slot, a
portion of the card is located on a moving path of the push portion, such that the push portion pushes the card to move along
the first axial direction to trigger the push-push type unit, and after the push portion moves away from the card, the card
is ejected from the slot through the push-push type unit,

wherein when the card is fixed in the slot, and the cover door slides along the second axial direction to close the slot,
the card is not located on the moving path of the push portion.

US Pat. No. 9,385,419

WRIST-WORN COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a device casing, wherein a ground element and an antenna element are disposed in the device casing, the ground element comprises
a first edge, a second edge opposite to the first edge, and a first connection point, the first connection point is disposed
near or at the second edge, and the antenna element is disposed near the first edge;

an external connection element formed by a non-conductive material and disposed outside the device casing, wherein the external
connection element has a belt-like structure and is combined with the device casing to substantially form a loop structure;

a first metal element supported by the external connection element, wherein a first end of the first metal element is coupled
to the first connection point;

a second metal element supported by the external connection element, wherein a first end of the second metal element is coupled
to a second connection point of the ground element, second ends of the first metal element and the second metal element are
open ends, and the second connection point is disposed near or at the second edge; and

at least one connection wire supported by the external connection element and disposed between the first metal element and
the second metal element, wherein the second metal element is electrically connected to the first metal element via the at
least one connection wire.

US Pat. No. 9,377,815

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a first body comprising a first connecting side, at least a groove and at least a first attracting component, the groove being
disposed at the first connecting side, the first attracting component being disposed at the groove;

a second body comprising a second connecting side;
a pivot shaft disposed at the second connecting side;
a pivot holder connected to the pivot shaft to rotate relative to the second body via the pivot shaft; and
a plurality of restraining mechanisms disposed on the pivot holder, each of the restraining mechanisms comprising a hollow
protrusion and a second attracting component, each of the hollow protrusions protruding from an upper surface of the corresponding
pivot holder, the second attracting components being movably disposed in the hollow protrusions respectively, the first body
being adapted to be engaged with the hollow protrusions via the groove, and the second attracting components moving away from
the pivot holder to be attracted to the first attracting component so that the first body being attached to and engaged with
the pivot holder.

US Pat. No. 9,325,059

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ANTENNA STRUCTURE THEREOF

ACER INCORPORATED, Xizhi...

1. A communication device, comprising an antenna structure, the antenna structure comprising:
a substrate;
a ground element, disposed on a first surface of the substrate;
an open slot, formed on the ground element and parallel with an edge of the ground element, wherein the open slot at least
generates a first resonant mode, and a distance between the open slot and the edge of the ground element is between 0 and
0.05 free-space wavelength of a resonant frequency of the first resonant mode;

a radiating metal portion, disposed on a second surface of the substrate, wherein the open slot at least partially covers
the radiating metal portion, the radiating metal portion at least generates a second resonant mode, and a feed point of the
radiating metal portion is electrically coupled to a signal source on the substrate; and

a metal conductor, electrically coupled to the edge of the ground element and perpendicular to the ground element, wherein
the metal conductor has a width which is not larger than a thickness of the communication device; the metal conductor is part
of a housing of the communication device, and the metal conductor is a planar conductor, and the metal conductor extends along
two opposite sides of the ground element.

US Pat. No. 9,088,067

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND TUNABLE ANTENNA ELEMENT THEREIN

ACER INCORPORATED, Taipe...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a ground element; and
an antenna element, comprising:
a first radiation element, wherein one end of the first radiation element is coupled to a signal source, and another end of
the first radiation element is an open end;

a second radiation element, comprising at least a first portion having a first end and a second end, and a second portion
having a third end and a fourth end, wherein the first end of the first portion of the second radiation element is a shorted
end coupled to the ground element, the fourth end of the second portion of the second radiation element is an open end, a
length of the second radiation element is greater than a length of the first radiation element, and the second radiation element
surrounds the open end of the first radiation element; and

a control circuit, coupled between the second end of the first portion and the third end of the second portion of the second
radiation element, wherein the control circuit provides at least two different impedances in such a manner that the antenna
element operates in multiple bands.

US Pat. No. 9,084,350

CUSHION STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A cushion structure suitable for an electronic device, the cushion structure comprising:
a plurality of cushions, each of the cushions having a first surface and a second surface, the first surface and the second
surface being flexible and opposite to each other, each of the cushions being combined to a body of the electronic device
through the second surface of the each of the cushions, the electronic device being placed on and in contact with a platform
through the first surfaces of the cushions; and

at least one channel located in the body and communicated with the second surfaces of the cushions, a fluid being suitable
for filling the at least one channel and being in contact with the second surfaces of the cushions, wherein when the first
surface of at least one of the cushions sustains a force and deforms toward the second surface of the at least one of the
cushions, the fluid in the channel is compressed to drive the second surfaces of the other cushions to deform toward the first
surfaces of the other cushions to support the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,723,652

DEVICE AND METHOD OF HANDLING CELL RESELECTION

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A communication device for handling a cell reselection, comprising:
a storage unit, for storing instructions of:
performing a measurement on at least one cell one time in an extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) cycle to obtain a measurement
result;

stopping performing at least one layer filtering mechanism on the measurement result, when the measurement result is obtained
in the eDRX cycle; and

transmitting the measurement result to a network;
wherein the network comprises at least one Node-B (NB) or at least one evolved NB (eNB); and
a processing means, coupled to the storage unit, configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage unit.

US Pat. No. 9,717,044

METHOD OF SETTING ATTACH ATTEMPT COUNTER VALUE, USER EQUIPMENT USING THE SAME, AND NETWORK CONTROL ENTITY USING THE SAME

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A method of setting an attach attempt counter value in a user equipment which comprises an attach attempt counter having
a first attach attempt counter value, applicable to a user equipment attempting to attach to a network, and the method comprising:
transmitting an attach request message;
receiving an attach reject message which contains a second attach counter value in response to transmitting the attach request
message;

overwriting the attach attempt counter of the user equipment with the second attach attempt counter value;
determining whether to attach to the network according to the attach attempt counter in response to being overwritten with
the second attach attempt counter value;

not transmitting another attach request message in response to the attach attempt counter which has the second attach attempt
counter value being 0; and

transmitting another attach request message in response to the attach attempt counter which has the second attach attempt
counter value being greater than zero and less than a maximum number.

US Pat. No. 9,474,089

USER EQUIPMENT AND BASE STATION WITH CONFIGURABLE CARRIER

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A user equipment (UE) comprising a transmitter and a receiver for transmitting and receiving wireless data respectively
and a processing circuit coupled to the transmitter and the receiver and is configured for:
receiving through the receiver a first configuration message comprising an uplink configuration for a first subframe of a
first radio frame and a downlink configuration for a second subframe of the first radio frame, wherein the first subframe
and the second subframe of the first radio frame are both without any uplink configuration and without any downlink configuration
before receiving the first configuration message;

configuring the first subframe of the first radio frame with the uplink configuration in response to receiving through the
receiver the first configuration message and configuring the second subframe of the first radio frame with the downlink configuration
in response to receiving through the receiver the first configuration message while leaving the other subframes empty;

transmitting through the transmitter an uplink data in the first subframe of the first radio frame, and receiving through
the receiver an downlink data in the second subframe of the first radio frame after configuring the first radio frame; and

receiving through the receiver a second configuration message to set dormant the first subframe of the first radio frame or
the second subframe of the first radio frame, wherein the second configuration message is determined based on a instantaneous
traffic information, wherein in response to the processing circuit configuring the first subframe of the first radio frame
for uplink and configuring the second subframe of the first radio frame for downlink, the first subframe and the second subframe
are dormant after a specific period.

US Pat. No. 9,465,409

DOCKING STATION

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A docking station, for installing a portable electronic device, the portable electronic device has a display surface and
at least one slot located at one side of the display surface, the docking station comprising:
a supporting structure, comprising a body and a shell, in which the shell covers the body;
at least one hook, disposed on the body, and extruding out of a supporting surface of the shell; and
at least one magnetic element, disposed on the body and located in the shell, the at least one hook is adapted to inlay in
the at least one slot, and the at least one first magnetic element is adapted to attract the portable electronic device, such
that the portable electronic device is fixed on the supporting structure.

US Pat. No. 9,432,837

METHOD OF ACCESSING CONTACT FEATURES IN SMARTCARDS

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A method of accessing contact features in a smartcard, comprising:
inserting the smartcard in a user equipment;
accessing a body part of a master elementary file stored in the smartcard during a booting procedure of the user equipment;
accessing a header of a Type 1 elementary file stored in the smartcard;
accessing a first record in a body part of the Type 1 elementary file only when a relevant specific record in the body part
of the master elementary file corresponds to valid data; and

accessing a second record in a body part of a Type 2 elementary file stored in the smartcard when the relevant first record
in the body part of the Type 1 elementary file corresponds to a valid pointer.

US Pat. No. 9,423,189

FLUID HEAT EXCHANGE APPARATUS

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A fluid heat exchange apparatus comprising:
a casing having a chamber, an inlet and an outlet, the chamber communicating between the inlet and the outlet, the inlet being
configured to allow a first fluid to flow into the chamber, and the outlet being configured to allow the first fluid to flow
out of the chamber, the chamber comprising a first channel having a first entrance and a first exit and a second channel having
a second entrance and a second exit, the first entrance and the second exit being communicated to the inlet, wherein a cross-sectional
area of the first channel decreases from the first entrance to the first exit and a cross-sectional area of the second channel
decreases from the second entrance to the second exit, wherein the first entrance and the second exit being at close proximity,
wherein a portion of the first fluid flows from the inlet to the outlet via the first entrance and the first exit in sequence,
and another portion of the first fluid flows from the first entrance to the first exit, and then backflows to the first entrance
via the second entrance and the second exit in sequence;

a heat-dissipating device disposed in the chamber and located between the first exit and the outlet.

US Pat. No. 9,411,372

WEARABLE DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A wearable device, comprising:
a battery casing having a battery accommodating space and comprising an engaged member;
an upper machine body pivoted to the battery casing for shielding or exposing the battery accommodating space;
a first elastic member comprising two opposite ends, an end of the two opposite ends of the first elastic member fixed to
the upper machine body; and

a button fixed to the other end of the two opposite ends of the first elastic member and comprising a hook, wherein the hook
is movably fixed to or released from the engaged member of the battery casing,

wherein when the battery casing is at a first position related to the upper machine body, the upper machine body covers the
battery casing to shield the battery accommodating space, and the hook is fixed to the engaged member of the battery casing
normally, so as to fix relative positions between the battery casing and the upper machine body,

wherein when pushing the button to press the first elastic member, the hook is released from the engaged member, the battery
casing is adapted to be rotated to a second position relative to the upper machine body, so as to expose the battery accommodating
space.

US Pat. No. 9,655,022

METHOD OF CELL RESELECTION

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A cell reselection method, adapted to a communication device of a communication system, comprising:
receiving a first priority information and a Device to Device (D2D) communication information broadcasted by a network node
of the communication system, wherein the D2D communication information is related to whether a plurality of neighbor cells
or a plurality of frequencies of the network node support D2D communication; and

rearranging the first priority information into a second priority information according to the D2D communication information
when the communication device is in an operation scenario, comprising:

ranking the neighbor cells or the frequencies supporting D2D communication of the plurality of neighbor cells or the plurality
of frequencies higher than the neighbor cells or the frequencies not supporting D2D communication of the plurality of neighbor
cells or the plurality of frequencies;

wherein the D2D communication information is related to whether the plurality of neighbor cells or the plurality of frequencies
of the network node support Mode 1 or Mode 2 of D2D communication, the Mode 1 represents resource allocation for the communication
device by the network node and the Mode 2 represents resource selected by the communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,467,829

METHOD OF PROCESSING AN SMS MESSAGE FOR PROVIDING A CONTENT SUMMARY AND RELATED COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A method of processing a short message service (SMS) message for providing a content summary, the SMS message being transmitted
from a sending entity to a receiving entity, the method comprising:
the receiving entity receiving a plurality of transport protocol data units (TPDUs) associated with the SMS message;
the receiving entity fetching information associated with a source address of the SMS message, a content of the SMS message,
a length of the SMS message, and a coding scheme of the SMS message from the plurality of TPDUs;

the receiving entity determining if the SMS message is handled as a long message based on the length of the SMS message and
the coding scheme of the SMS message;

the receiving entity determining if the content of the SMS message includes one or multiple key contents after determining
that the SMS message is handled as the long message;

the receiving entity providing the content summary according to the one or multiple key contents when determining that the
one or multiple key contents are included in the content of the SMS message; and

the receiving entity simultaneously displaying a source address of the SMS message and the content summary before displaying
the content of the SMS message.

US Pat. No. 9,455,499

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ANTENNA ELEMENT THEREIN

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a ground element; and
an antenna element, comprising a metal element, wherein the metal element is disposed at or adjacent to an edge of the ground
element, the metal element is substantially perpendicular to the ground element, the metal element has a projection on the
ground element, the whole projection is in the internal of the ground element, the antenna element has a first feeding point
and a second feeding point, the first feeding point and the second feeding point are away from each other and are respectively
substantially positioned at a first end and a second end of the metal element, and the first feeding point and the second
feeding point are both adjacent to the edge of the ground element,

wherein the first feeding point is coupled through a first switch and a first matching circuit to a communication module,
and the second feeding point is coupled through a second switch and a second matching circuit to the communication module;

wherein the metal element and the ground element are conductive planar elements that lie in distinct planes, and the distinct
planes are perpendicular to each other;

wherein the whole projection of the metal element as seen looking perpendicularly down on a plane in which the ground element
lies falls entirely on a surface of the ground element;

wherein the first switch and the first matching circuit are distinct from the second switch and the second matching circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,367,104

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND HEAT DISSIPATION METHOD

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a main body, having an iru1er space;
a supporting layer, disposed on the main body and covering the inner space,wherein the supporting layer has at least one first opening; and
at least one press element, disposed on the supporting layer and having a chamber and at least one second opening, wherein
the first opening and the second opening are connected to the chamber, and the second opening is exposed outside the main
body,

in response to the press element being pressed and elastically deformed, air inside the chamber flows to the inner space through
the first opening, and in response to the press element being stopped being pressed and restored, air outside the chamber
flows to inside the chamber through the second opening,

wherein the press element comprises an elastic portion and a press portion, the elastic portion is disposed on the supporting
layer, the chamber and the second opening are formed on the elastic portion, the press portion is connected to the elastic
portion and adapted to be pressed so that the elastic portion is elastically deformed,

wherein in response to the press portion being pressed so that the elastic portion is elastically deformed, the press portion
covers the second opening.

US Pat. No. 9,343,812

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ANTENNA ELEMENT THEREIN

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a ground element; and
an antenna element, comprising:
a loop metal element, disposed adjacent to an edge of the ground element, wherein the loop metal element has a feeding end
and a grounding end, the grounding end is coupled to the ground element, the feeding end is coupled through a capacitive element
and a first inductive element to a signal source, and a closed region is enclosed by the loop metal element and the edge of
the ground element; and

a branch metal element, coupled through a second inductive element to a connection point on the loop metal element, wherein
the connection point is positioned at a front-half portion of the loop metal element, the front-half portion comprises the
feeding end, and the branch metal element substantially extends along an outer periphery of the loop metal element;

wherein the antenna element at least operates in a first band and a second band, and frequencies of the first band are lower
than frequencies of the second band;

wherein a length of the branch metal element is 0.05 to 0.15 times a length of a wavelength of the lowest frequency of the
first band.

US Pat. No. 9,429,996

COVER ASSEMBLY

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A cover assembly, comprising:
a first cover comprising an inner surface and an outer surface, wherein a plurality of first limiting elements, a hook, and
a rail are disposed on the inner surface, and a keyhole is formed through the inner surface and the outer surface;

a second cover disposed on the first cover and comprising a stud and a plurality of second limiting elements, wherein the
inner surface of the first cover faces the second cover, and the first limiting elements and the second limiting elements
at least partially overlap correspondingly;

a latch disposed in the rail and comprising a plurality of third limiting elements;
an elastic unit connected between the latch and the hook and applying a restoring force to the latch; and
a fastener passing through the keyhole and screwed into the stud, wherein the latch is constrained by the fastener, such that
the third limiting elements pass through overlapping portions of the first limiting elements and the second limiting elements
correspondingly to fix the first cover and the second cover to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,417,885

COMPUTER SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A computer system, comprising:
a first memory, storing a Basic Input Output System (BIOS) program;
a second memory, comprising a first memory block and a second memory block; and
a control module, when a scan function is initiated, configured to execute the BIOS program to generate a first restart program,
wherein the control module is configured to store the first restart program into the first memory block and scan the second
memory block, and stop using an abnormal cell in the second memory block, and

wherein when the scan function has not been initiated and the control module is configured to execute the BIOS program, the
control module is configured to generate a second restart program having a data size that is equal to that of the first restart
program.

US Pat. No. 9,363,362

METHOD OF PERFORMING NETWORK PERSONALIZATION ON MOBILE DEVICES

ACER INCORPORATED, Xizhi...

1. A method of performing network personalization on a mobile device, comprising:
acquiring a mobile country code (MCC) and a mobile network code (MNC) indicated in an international mobile subscriber identity
elementary file (EFIMSI) of a specific smartcard;

acquiring a service provider name (SPN) indicated in a service provider name elementary file (EFSPN) of the specific smartcard;

determining whether a pre-personalization check is successful by:
verifying that the mobile device has not been network personalized before performing the booting process; and
verifying that the MCC, the MNC and the SPN acquired from the specific smartcard is a subset of an existing personalization
code of the specific smartcard;

storing the MCC, the MNC and the SPN acquired from the specific smartcard in the mobile device as feature data after determining
that the pre-personalization check is successful;

accessing an international mobile subscriber identity elementary file and a service provider name elementary file of a currently
inserted smartcard of the mobile device during a booting process; and

the mobile device entering a normal mode when determining that the accessed international mobile subscriber identity elementary
file and the accessed service provider name elementary file of the currently inserted smartcard matches the feature data.

US Pat. No. 9,326,306

INTERACTIVE REMOTE WINDOWS BETWEEN APPLICATIONS OPERATING WITHIN HETEROGENEOUS OPERATING SYSTEMS ON MOBILE AND STATIONARY DEVICES

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A method of operating, from a stationary device, an application that is running on a mobile device, the method comprising:
communicatively pairing a mobile device with a stationary device;
causing the stationary device to open a window that will display content of an application running on the mobile device;
sending the content from the application running on the mobile device to the stationary device;
receiving operation commands for the application running on the mobile device from the stationary device, the operation commands
being operable to cause actions to be executed by the application running on the mobile device;

sending new content from the application running on the mobile device to the stationary device, the new content resulting
from the operation commands having been executed by the application running on the mobile device;

periodically receiving an acknowledgement message from the stationary device; and
determining that the stationary device can no longer communicate with the mobile device when the acknowledgement message from
the stationary device is not received after a predetermined period of time and ceasing to send any additional content to the
stationary device,

wherein the mobile device has a first operating system and the stationary device has a second operating system, and the first
operating system and the second operating system are different from one another.

US Pat. No. 9,319,653

WHITE BALANCE COMPENSATION METHOD AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS USING THE SAME

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A white balance compensation method, adapted to an electronic apparatus, the white balance compensation method comprising:
obtaining a first specific color ratio and a second specific color ratio of a predetermined color in a predetermined color
temperature;

obtaining a first reference color ratio and a second reference color ratio of a reference color in the predetermined color
temperature;

capturing an image comprising a plurality of pixels, and obtaining an exposure index corresponding to the image, wherein each
pixel has a first color ratio and a second color ratio;

retrieving a plurality of specific pixels from the pixels when the exposure index corresponds to the predetermined color temperature;
calculating a plurality of white balance compensation values of the image according to the specific pixels;
obtaining an image color temperature of the image;
updating the white balance compensation values according to the first reference color ratio and the second reference color
ratio when the image color temperature corresponds to the predetermined color temperature; and

performing a white balance operation to each of the pixels according to the updated white balance compensation values to generate
a compensated image.

US Pat. No. 9,065,165

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND RECONFIGURABLE ANTENNA ELEMENT THEREIN

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a ground element;
an antenna element being substantially a loop antenna and having a lower-frequency resonant mode and a higher-frequency resonant
mode, the antenna element comprises:

a first part electrically connected to a signal source;
a second part comprising (N?1) bends for forming N connection sections, wherein N is an integer greater than 1; and
a third part comprising (P?1) bends for forming P ground sections, wherein P is an integer greater than 1, the N connection
sections are connected in series between a first end of a first ground section and the first part, a second end of an ith ground section is electrically connected to a first end of an (i+1)th ground section, a second end of a Pth ground section is electrically connected to the ground element, and a (P?1)th ground section comprises at least one ground point, i is an integer and 1?i?(P?1); and

a switching unit electrically connected between the at least one ground point and the ground element and adjusting a resonant
path length of the antenna element so as to adjust the lower-frequency resonant mode, wherein a current null of the higher-frequency
resonant mode is not located at the third part of the antenna element.

US Pat. No. 9,642,162

SIGNALING METHOD TO CONFIGURE MULTIPLE CARRIERS USED BY WIRELESS DEVICE AND BASE STATION IN CARRIER AGGREGATION OPERATION

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A user equipment comprising a transmitter and a receiver for transmitting and receiving data respectively and a processing
circuit coupled to the transmitter and the receiver and is configured for:
receiving from the receiver a first setting for a first radio frame in a first component carrier, wherein the first setting
comprises a configuration for a subframe of the first radio frame, wherein the first radio frame comprises a non-configured
subframe, wherein the non-configured subframe is deactivated based on an uplink traffic or queued packets in a downlink buffer;

configuring the subframe of the first radio frame in response to receiving the first setting for the first radio frame, wherein
the configured subframe of the first radio frame comprises at least one anchoring subframe and at least one non-anchor subframe,
wherein the at least one anchoring subframe is configured as repeating the configuration of uplink or downlink, and the configuration
of the at least one non-anchor subframe is one time only;

activating the configured subframe of the first radio frame;
activating the non-configured subframe as an active uplink subframe or an active downlink subframe based on the uplink traffic
or the queued packets in the downlink buffer; and

transmitting or receiving via the transmitter or receiver user data using the configured subframe and the non-configured subframe
of the first radio frame.

US Pat. No. 9,578,673

METHOD OF CHANGING UE MOBILITY STATE IN RRC CONNECTED MODE

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A method of changing a user equipment mobility state based on background traffic, comprising:
a user equipment establishing a first radio resource control (RRC) link with a cell when operating in a first mobility state
of an RRC connected mode;

the user equipment sending a first message to the cell when the user equipment remains operating in a background mode longer
than a predetermined period of time after having established the first RRC link; and

the user equipment switching from the first mobility state to a second mobility state of the RRC connected mode when the user
equipment is able to receive a second message from the cell before a first timer expires, wherein:

the first message is associated with changing the user equipment mobility state;
the second message is associated with approving a change of the user equipment mobility state;
a first monitor frequency of the user equipment when operating in the first mobility state is higher than a second monitor
frequency of the user equipment when operating in the second mobility state; and

all application programs run on the user equipment are non-user interactive when the user equipment operates in the background
mode.

US Pat. No. 9,444,593

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CODE SEQUENCE EXTENSION OVER TRANSMISSION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION ENVIRONMENTS

ACER INCORPORATED, Hsich...

1. A transmitter for transmitting signals to a receiver, wherein the transmitter is configured to generate a padded code sequence
by duplicating the first symbol of a plurality of symbols and padding the duplicated first symbol to the end of the plurality
of symbols, transmit the padded code sequence with the symbols therein respectively corresponding to a plurality of first
sub-carriers to the receiver via an air interface using only a first antenna in a time period, and duplicate the padded code
sequence and transmit the duplicated padded code sequence with the symbols therein respectively corresponding to a plurality
of second sub-carriers to the receiver via the air interface using only a second antenna in the time period.

US Pat. No. 9,445,363

METHOD OF HANDLING TRANSMISSION CONFIGURATION OF A COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND RELATED COMMUNICATION DEVICE

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A method of handling transmission configuration of a communication device in a wireless communication system, the method
utilized in the communication device and comprising:
recording traffic information of a plurality of packets which are transmitted between the communication device and a network
of the wireless communication system according to the transmission configuration; and

transmitting the traffic information to the network, for the network to configure the transmission configuration according
to the traffic information, to manage power consumption of the communication device;

wherein the traffic information comprises a periodicity and a plurality of timing offsets, and the plurality of packets are
transmitted according to the periodicity and the plurality of timing offsets;

wherein the traffic information comprises size information related to sizes of the plurality of packets;
wherein the communication device performs at least one of a truncation and a quantization on the traffic information, before
transmitting the traffic information to the network;

wherein the network configures the transmission configuration according to the traffic information, when a transition between
a busy period and an idle period occurs at the communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,436,259

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a microphone;
a bias-supply device, configured to provide a first bias voltage to serve as an operation voltage of the microphone, when
the electronic device is operated in a power-saving mode, such that the microphone transforms a voice signal into a first
output signal; and

a voice-recognition device, configured to receive the first output signal and output a control signal, when the first output
signal has a predetermined signal, to enable the electronic device be operated in a normal operation mode and the bias-supply
device to provide a second bias voltage that is higher than the first bias voltage to serve as the operation voltage of the
microphone, such that the microphone transforms the voice signal into a second output signal and outputs the second signal
to a core circuit;

wherein the microphone non-linearly transforms the voice signal into the first output signal when the operation voltage of
the microphone is the first bias voltage, and the microphone linearly transforms the voice signal into the second output signal
when the operation voltage of the microphone is the second bias voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,521,222

MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A mobile communication device comprising:
a substrate comprising a first surface and a side wall adjacent to the first surface;
a frame comprising a frame portion adjacent to the side wall;
a ground plane arranged on the first surface and comprising a notch, an opening of the notch facing the frame portion; and
an antenna element comprising a first radiation portion having a feeding point, a second radiation portion electrically connected
to the ground plane, a third radiation portion electrically connected to the first radiation portion, and a fourth radiation
portion electrically connected to the second radiation portion,

wherein orthogonal projections of the first radiation portion and the second radiation portion on the first surface are located
in the notch of the ground plane, and the third radiation portion and the fourth radiation portion are located on the frame
portion or the side wall of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,467,276

COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR PERFORMING DYNAMIC RADIO DORMANT MECHANISM

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A communication method for a communication station to transmit time division duplex (TDD) frames wherein each TDD frames
comprises a plurality of subframes, comprising:
transmitting a capability of supporting a dynamic radio dormant mechanism to one or more communication devices;
collecting at least one of a traffic information, an energy policy, an energy status and an interference policy for determining
whether one or more predetermined dormant criteria are met; and

transmitting one or more signaling messages to the one or more communication devices to perform the dynamic radio dormant
mechanism which comprises at least one of the following:

stopping a transmission of a downlink traffic in a downlink subframe configured to be dormant; and
stopping a reception of an uplink traffic in an uplink subframe configured to be dormant.

US Pat. No. 9,437,925

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ANTENNA ELEMENT THEREIN

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a ground element; and
an antenna element, disposed adjacent to an edge of the ground element, wherein the antenna element comprises:
a loop metal element, having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is coupled to a signal source, the second
end is coupled to the ground element, the loop metal element comprises a first segment and a second segment, the first segment
is separated from the second segment by a gap, the first segment comprises the first end, and the second segment comprises
the second end; and

a branch metal element, having a third end and a fourth end, wherein the third end is coupled through an inductive element
to a connection point on the loop metal element, the fourth end is open, and a length of the branch metal element is longer
than a length of the first segment;

wherein the gap substantially has a straight-segment shape;
wherein an angle is formed between an extension straight-line of the straight-segment shape and the edge of the ground element,
and the angle is not orthogonal;

wherein the angle is from 0 to 45 degrees.

US Pat. No. 9,398,436

CLOUD SERVICE FOR MAKING SOCIAL CONNECTIONS

ACER INCORPORATED, Xizhi...

1. A cloud service comprising:
a remote computer;
a first mobile device configured to transmit an anonymous ID corresponding to an account of the first mobile device using
a limited range wireless signal module of the first mobile device; and

a second mobile device configured to receive the anonymous ID transmitted by the first mobile device via a limited range wireless
signal module of the second mobile device, transmit the anonymous ID to the remote computer using an Internet connection module
of the second mobile device, and receive a portion of user information corresponding to the account of the first mobile device
from the remote computer according to a privacy setting of the account of the first mobile device already set in the remote
computer before the anonymous ID is transmitted by the second mobile device for an account of the second mobile device to
access the user information corresponding to the account of the first mobile device after the remote computer receives the
anonymous ID, the privacy setting being used to set an amount of the user information corresponding to the account of the
first mobile device allowed to be accessed by the account of the second mobile;

wherein the user information corresponding to the account of the first mobile device is stored in the remote computer before
the second mobile device transmits the received anonymous ID to the remote computer.

US Pat. No. 9,363,059

METHOD OF HANDLING COMPONENT CARRIER ACTIVATION AND DEACTIVATION AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE THEREOF

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A method of handling component carrier activation and deactivation for a mobile device capable of receiving and transmitting
on a plurality of component carriers in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
starting a deactivation timer for a component carrier of the plurality of component carriers when the component carrier is
activated, wherein the deactivation timer provides a period of time for component carrier activation;

starting a prohibit timer for the component carrier when the deactivation timer is started or restarted, wherein the prohibit
timer provides a period of time during which the mobile device does not restart the deactivation timer for the component carrier;

performing a Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) process on the component carrier; and
extending activation time of the component carrier when a retransmission of the HARQ process is not finished before deactivation
of the component carrier and the prohibit timer expires.

US Pat. No. 9,075,577

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND KEYBOARD THEREOF

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. An electronic apparatus, comprising:
a first body, having a first side and a display side opposite to each other;
a second body, pivoted at the first body, wherein the second body has a second side facing the first body; and
a keyboard, adjacent to and movably connected to the second body, wherein the keyboard is located at a side of the second
body far away from the place where the second body is pivoted to the first body, the keyboard has a keyboard side, and the
keyboard side and the second side are located at the same side;

at least one pair of body linkages, protruded from the first side of the first body and movably connected to the second body;
and

at least one pair of keyboard linkages, opposite to each other and movably disposed at two side-edges of the keyboard and
two side-edges of the second body, wherein when the first body is extended relatively to the second body, the keyboard is
able to move along a first direction relatively to the second body, then clockwise move to a side of the second body where
the second body is pivoted to the first body by means of the rotations of the pair of the keyboard linkages, and then move
along the first direction again to be fixed.

US Pat. No. 9,612,578

WEARABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A wearable electronic device, comprising:
a body, having a first locking recess;
a wearable element, having a second locking recess; and
a locking structure, comprising a pressing element and a locking element connected to each other, wherein the locking structure
is disposed in one of the first locking recess and the second locking recess, the locking element is adapted to lock the other
one of the first locking recess and the second locking recess to assemble the body and the wearable element together, and
the pressing element is adapted to receive an external force to move along a vertical axial direction into the first locking
recess or the second locking recess where the locking structure is located, and drives the locking element to move along a
horizontal axial direction perpendicular to the vertical axial direction into the first locking recess or the second locking
recess where the locking structure is located, so as to unlock the body and the wearable element, and

wherein the wearable element comprises an annular frame and two wearable parts, the wearable parts are correspondingly disposed
at two opposite outer sides of the annular frame, the first locking recess is located at an outer side of the body, the second
locking recess is located at an inner side of the annular frame, and the body is adapted to be disposed in the annular frame
and assembled to the wearable element by using the locking structure.

US Pat. No. 9,602,269

DYNAMIC TIME DIVISION DUPLEXING METHOD AND APPARATUSES USING THE SAME

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A dynamic time division duplexing (TDD) method, for use by a user equipment (UE), and the method comprises:
receiving a first TDD uplink-downlink frame configuration within a first boundary of a first modification period of a first
system information block;

receiving a configuration for a plurality of second modification periods of the first system information block, wherein the
second modification periods are consecutively configured, a first length of the first modification period is N times of a
second length of each of the second modification periods, N is an integer greater than one, and the first modification period
is timed aligned with an integer multiple of the second modification periods, and the first modification period and the second
modification periods are both active;

receiving a second TDD uplink-downlink frame configuration within a second boundary of one of the second modification periods,
wherein the one of the second modification periods is overlapped with the first modification period; and

transmitting or receiving data according to the first TDD uplink-downlink frame configuration and the second TDD uplink-downlink
frame configuration only after the one of the second modification periods.

US Pat. No. 9,465,416

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a first case, having an accommodating cavity, wherein the accommodating cavity is recessed from a surface of the first case
and the accommodating cavity forms a bottom plate, a first side wall and a second side wall erected on one pair of opposite
sides of the bottom plate, and two third side walls erected on another pair of opposite sides of the bottom plate;

a first protrusion, disposed on the bottom plate;
a click pad, having a switch; and
a frame, disposed between the first case and the click pad, wherein the click pad is assembled in the accommodating cavity
by the frame, and the switch faces directly to the first protrusion.

US Pat. No. 9,465,764

INTERFACE EXTENSION DEVICE COMPATIBLE WITH USB 2.0 AND USB 3.0 STANDARDS

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

4. An interface extension device, comprising:
a USB port;
a USB hub, having a first port connected to the USB port;
a first interface conversion circuit, comprising;
a first USB host, connected to the USB hub and connected to the USB port through the USB hub;
a second USB host, having a bus and directly connected to the USB port without routing through any USB hub, wherein the USB
port comprises a first set of pins and a second set of pins, the first set of pins and the second set of pins are connected
to a connector compatible with USB 2.0 and a connector compatible with USB 3.0, respectively, and the USB hub is a USB 2.0
hub, wherein when an external device is connected to the USB port through the connector compatible with USB 3.0, the second
USB host directly connects to the external device through the bus and the second set of pins of the USB port rather than any
USB hub and communicates with the external device; and

an interface converter, configured to convert a signal compatible with a lightning bolt interface to a display port signal;
and

a third interface conversion circuit, configured to convert the display port signal to a VGA signal, and output the VGA signal
to a VGA port;

wherein the USB hub further comprises a second port connected to a second interface conversion circuit, and configured to
convert a USB signal from the first USB host to a network package and convert the network package to the USB signal; and

wherein the first USB host communicates with the external device through the USB hub and the first set of pins of the USB
port, when the external device is connected to the USB port through the connector compatible with USB 2.0.

US Pat. No. 9,435,410

PIVOT STRUCTURE

ACER INCORPORATED, Taipe...

1. A pivot structure, comprising;
a gear mechanism comprising a connecting board and a gear set, wherein the gear set comprises a first gear having a tooth
portion, a plurality of transmitting gears, and an end gear, wherein the first gear, the transmitting gears, and the end gear
are engaged in sequence;

a first pivot assembly comprising:
a first shaft passing through the connecting board and the first gear; and
a first stand fixed at the first shaft; anda second pivot assembly comprising:
a second shaft passing through the connecting board and the end gear; and
a second stand, fixed at the second shaft, rotated between a closed angle and an opening angle relative to the first stand
by the gear mechanism,

wherein the transmitting gears comprises a first transmitting gear, the tooth portion drives the first transmitting gear to
rotate the end gear when the second stand is rotated between a first middle angle and a second middle angle relative to the
first stand, and the tooth portion is departed from the first transmitting gear when the second stand is rotated between the
closed angle and the first middle angle relative to the first stand,

wherein the closed angle, the first middle angle, the second middle, and the opening angle are arranged in sequence.

US Pat. No. 9,431,706

MULTI-BAND ANTENNA

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A multi-band antenna, comprising:
a ground plane;
a radiation element comprising a first portion and a second portion electrically connected with each other, wherein the first
portion is adjacent to an edge of the ground plane and has a feeding point;

a first extension element extended from the edge of the ground plane and spaced from the first portion by a first coupling
distance; and

a second extension element extended from the edge of the ground plane and spaced from the second portion by a second coupling
distance,

wherein the multi-band antenna is operated in a first band through the radiation element, and a feeding signal from the radiation
element excites the first and the second extension elements through the first and the second coupling distances so that the
multi-band antenna is operated further in a second band and a third band,

wherein the radiation element, the first extension element and the second extension element are arranged in sequence along
the edge of the ground plane.

US Pat. No. 9,410,557

COOLING FAN WITH VARIABLE BLADE SURFACE AREA

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A fan module for an electronic device, comprising:
a first fan, having a first pivot portion and a plurality of first fan blades, wherein each of the first fan blades is connected
to the first pivot portion and has a first blade face, and the first pivot portion has a first containing cavity;

a second fan, having a second pivot portion and a plurality of second fan blades, wherein each of the second fan blades is
connected to the second pivot portion and has a second blade face, the second pivot portion is slidably disposed in the first
containing cavity along an axis, and the second fan blades respectively correspond to the first fan blades; and

an actuator, coupled to the first pivot portion for driving the first fan to rotate around the axis, wherein the first fan
drives the second fan to rotate around the axis,

wherein when the second pivot portion slides to a first position to protrude out of the first containing cavity, a portion
of each of the second blade faces does not overlap with a corresponding one of the first blade faces in a direction perpendicular
to the corresponding first blade face,

wherein each of the first fan blades has a second containing cavity, when the second pivot portion is located at the first
position, each of the second fan blades protrudes out of a corresponding one of the second containing cavities, and when the
second pivot portion is located at the second position, each of the second fan blades is located in the corresponding second
containing cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,411,368

EXTERNAL MODULE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING EXTERNAL MODULE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. An external module adapted to be removably connected to an electronic device, the external module comprises:
a body having a plurality of connecting ports;
a first connector fixed on one of the connecting ports;
a moving assembly comprising:
a rotating axle disposed in the body;
a cantilever having one end connected to a center of the rotating axle, a second connector disposed on another end of the
cantilever; and

a driving unit connected to the rotating axle to drive the rotating axle and the cantilever to rotate; and
the second connector is electrically connected to the first connector, wherein the electronic device is adapted to be electrically
connected to the first connector for providing power to the external module to drive the moving assembly causing the second
connector to switch between the connecting ports, and the connecting port where the second connector located is different
from the connecting port where the first connector is located.

US Pat. No. 10,045,335

METHOD OF DELIVERING DATA FOR USE BY BASE STATION AND BASE STATION USING THE SAME

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A method of delivering data for use by a base station, the method comprising:receiving a service request for an uplink transmission;
determining, locally, a quality of service (QoS) parameter, in response to receiving the service request for the uplink transmission, comprising:
receiving a preferred QoS, and
applying the preferred QoS as the QoS for the uplink transmission;
establishing a radio bearer by applying the QoS parameter;
receiving a data of the uplink transmission via the radio bearer;
buffering the data of the uplink transmission; and
transmitting the data.

US Pat. No. 9,641,451

METHOD FOR ALLOCATING CLOUD SERVICE TO SERVERS OF DATA CENTER

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A dynamic planning method for server resources of a data center, adapted to a data center for allocating a service, wherein
the service requests to configure d servers, the data center comprising a plurality of pods, each of the pods comprising a
plurality of racks respectively connected to a plurality of edge switches, each of the racks being disposed with a plurality
of servers, and the servers are sequentially coupled to a plurality of aggregation switches by the connected edge switches,
wherein d is a positive integer, the dynamic planning method comprising:
searching, by the data center, for a rack having a remaining resource space larger than or equal to d from the pods, for allocating
the d servers to the rack;

if the rack cannot be found, executing, by the data center, a single pod reallocation on one of the pods to empty one of the
racks of the pod, in order to facilitate the rack so the remaining resource space of the rack is larger than or equal to d,
and allocating, by the data center, the d servers to the rack, wherein the step of executing the single pod reallocation comprises:

building a placement list comprising a plurality of reallocation placements for the pod, the reallocation placements comprising
the exchanges of two server positions in the pod, and the exchanges of the corresponding server positions between the pods;

for each of the racks in the pod, representing all of the reallocation placements of the server positions in the rack by using
a bipartite graph, and selecting a plurality of non-overlapping reallocation placement sets by using a maximum cardinality
bipartite matching algorithm; and

selecting the rack from the reallocation placement sets in the pod having a placement quantity larger than or equal to d,
and executing d reallocation placements on the rack, so as to empty the rack; and

if no rack in the pod can be emptied, executing, by the data center, a cross-pod reallocation on all of the pods to empty
the corresponding server positions of the corresponding racks in the pods, in order for the remaining resource space of the
corresponding server positions to be larger than or equal to d, and allocating, by the data center, the d servers to the corresponding
server positions.

US Pat. No. 9,601,830

ANTENNA STRUCTURE

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. An antenna structure, comprising:
a ground element;
a first radiation branch, having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the first radiation branch is coupled
to a signal source, and the second end of the first radiation branch is open; and

a second radiation branch, having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the second radiation branch is coupled
to the signal source, and the second end of the second radiation branch is coupled to the ground element;

wherein a length of the second radiation branch is substantially equal to a length of the first radiation branch;
wherein the first radiation branch has a first height on the ground element, the second radiation branch has a second height
on the ground element, and the second height is less than 0.5 times the first height.

US Pat. No. 9,417,752

PATTERN ADJUSTING METHOD FOR TOUCH SENSOR AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A pattern adjusting method for determining a pattern of a plurality of touch sensors on a touch panel, the pattern adjusting
method comprising:
collecting panel information of the touch panel;
generating an original layout result of the plurality of touch sensors according to the panel information and a predefined
sensor information, wherein the predefined sensor information includes an original sensor pattern of each of the touch sensors,
and the original sensor pattern comprises a shape of a sensing electrode of each of the touch sensors;

obtaining a non-covering area of the plurality of touch sensors on the touch panel by analyzing the original layout result;
and

generating at least one extending area by extending a covering area of the original sensor pattern to the non-covering area
in order to obtain a final sensor pattern having said at least one extending area,

the step of generating said at least one extending area by extending the covering area of the original sensor pattern to the
non-covering area in order to obtain the final sensor pattern having said at least one extending area comprising:

generating the final sensor pattern having said at least one extending area by changing a shape of the original sensor pattern
of each of the touch sensors, wherein a sensing area of the final sensor pattern on the touch panel is larger than a sensing
area of the original sensor pattern on the touch panel.

US Pat. No. 9,372,656

VIDEO DISPLAY SYSTEM UTILIZING USB POWER DELIVERY INTERFACE FOR PROTECTED VIDEO CONTENT

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A video display system, comprising:
a first media device; and
a second media device, wherein the first media device is connected to the second media device through a universal serial bus
power delivery (USB PD) interface, and the first media device transmits both data and a protected video content to the second
media device simultaneously through the USB PD interface,

wherein the second media device displays the protected video content on a first electronic device through the USB PD interface,
wherein the first media device comprises:
a first processing unit;
a device management unit; and
a source management unit,
wherein the device management unit obtains an extended display identification data (EDID) of the first electronic device through
the USB PD interface, and transmits the EDID to the first processing unit through an auxiliary channel

wherein the first processing unit transmits a high-definition content protection (HDCP) signal to the device management unit
through the auxiliary channel, and the device management unit transmits the HDCP signal to the second media device through
the USB PD interface,

wherein the first processing unit uses a VBUS pin of the USB PD interface to transmit the HDCP signal to the second media
device.

US Pat. No. 9,343,801

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a radiation part, having an L shape and comprising a feeding branch and an open branch, wherein the feeding branch has a feeding
terminal and the open branch has an open terminal; and

a metallic frame, comprising:
a first metallic part, having an L shape and comprising a first side and a second side, the first side having an open terminal
and the second side having a ground terminal connected to a system ground plane, wherein the first side is near the open branch
of the radiation part and a first gap exists between the first side and the open branch of the radiation part; and

a second metallic part, having an L shape and comprising a first side and a second side, the first side having an open terminal
and the second side having a ground terminal connected to the system ground plane, wherein the open terminal of the first
side of the second metallic part is aligned to the open terminal of the first side of the first metallic part, and a second
gap exists between the open terminal of the first side of the second metallic part and the first side of the first metallic
part,

wherein the radiation part and the metallic frame form an antenna for transceiving a plurality of radio frequency signals.

US Pat. No. 9,317,062

TOUCH DISPLAY DEVICE USING LIGHT TO DEBOND TOUCH MODULE FROM DISPLAY MODULE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A touch display device comprising:
a touch module comprising a touch panel and a film member bonded to each other;
a display module; and
a bonding member connected between the touch module and the display module, the bonding member forming a gap between the touch
module and the display module, and an outer light source being adapted to be disposed in the gap, wherein a light provided
by the outer light source irradiates the bonding member through the touch module and debonds the bonding member from the touch
module.

US Pat. No. 9,461,686

MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A mobile communication device, comprising:
an antenna element, converting a radio-frequency signal into an electromagnetic wave and generating a sensing signal in response
to a proximity of an object, and the antenna element comprising a radiation portion and a parasitic portion which are spaced
by a coupling gap;

a low-frequency blocking element, electrically connected to the radiation portion, and the low-frequency blocking element
receiving the radio-frequency signal and transmitting the radio-frequency signal to a feeding point of the radiation portion;

a first isolation circuit, connected to a connection element in series between the radiation portion and the parasitic portion,
and the first isolation circuit being configured to block the radio-frequency signal and transmit the sensing signal;

a second isolation circuit, electrically connected between the parasitic portion and a ground plane, and the second isolation
circuit being configured to block the sensing signal and transmit the radio-frequency signal; and

a high-frequency blocking element, electrically connected between the parasitic portion and a metal line, and transmitting
the sensing signal from the antenna element to a sensing controller through the metal line.

US Pat. No. 9,444,137

HANDHELD DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A handheld device, comprising:
a ground plane, comprising a short edge, a first long edge that are connected to form a first corner, and a second long edge
connected to the short edge to form a second corner;

a first antenna element, opposite to the short edge and connected to the second corner;
a second antenna element, opposite to the first long edge and comprising a first radiation portion, wherein one end of the
first radiation portion is electrically connected to the first long edge and connected to the first corner; and

a third antenna element, opposite to the second long edge and comprising a second radiation portion, wherein one end of the
second radiation portion is electrically connected to the second long edge and connected to the second corner,

wherein the handheld device uses the second antenna element and the third antenna element to adjust an equivalent ground plane
length of the first antenna element to be a sum of lengths of the first radiation portion, the second radiation portion and
the short edge to adjust an operation bandwidth of the first antenna element.

US Pat. No. 9,431,696

COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH GROUND PLANE ANTENNA

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a ground element;
a dielectric substrate, disposed nearby the ground element, the dielectric substrate having a first surface and a second surface;
and

an antenna element, consisting essentially of a first metal portion and a second metal portion, wherein the antenna element
and the ground element form a ground plane antenna, a feeding point is disposed on the first metal portion, the first metal
portion is disposed on the first surface, the second metal portion is disposed on the second surface, the first metal portion
is electrically connected to the second metal portion through a conductive via-hole,

wherein the first metal portion comprises a first edge away from the ground element and a second edge nearby the ground element,
a first end of a diagonal of the first metal portion connects an end of the first edge, and a second end of the diagonal of
the first metal portion connects an end of the second edge,

wherein the feeding point is nearby the second end of the diagonal of the first metal portion and the conductive via-hole
is nearby the first end of the diagonal of the first metal portion, such that a surface current flowing through the first
metal portion electrically connected to the second metal portion is distributed more uniformly than that of the first metal
portion which is not electrically connected to the second metal portion, and a projection of e second metal portion on the
first surface is covered by the first metal portion,

wherein a shape of the first metal portion is an inverted U shape and the first edge is an edge of a middle section of the
inverted U shape, and the conductive via-hole is located at or nearby a corner of the second metal portion.

US Pat. No. 9,713,193

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR REDUCING PAGING FOR EXTENDED DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION (EDRX) MOBILE STATION (MS) TO RECEIVE MOBILE TERMINATED (MT) SHORT MESSAGES (SM)

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A Serving GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) Support Node (SGSN), comprising:
a controller; and
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium, storing instructions which, when executed by the controller, cause the
controller to perform steps comprising: receiving a signaling request message from a mobile communication device via an access
network, determining whether the mobile communication device operates in an idle mode with Extended Discontinuous Reception
(EDRX) and whether there is any Mobile Terminated (MT) Short Message (SM) pending for the mobile communication device, in
response to receiving the signaling request message, and transmitting a signaling response message indicating the pending
of the MT SM to the mobile communication device via the access network in response to the mobile communication device being
configured to operate in the idle mode with EDRX and there being at least one MT SM pending for the mobile communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,713,288

TEMPERATURE ADJUSTING APPARATUS FOR SERVER AND METHOD THEREOF

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A temperature adjusting apparatus for a server, the temperature adjusting apparatus comprising:
a case, having at least an air inlet and at least an air outlet;
a frame, disposed in the case to accommodate a plurality of server units;
a plurality of temperature sensors, disposed on a side of the frame, which is close to the air inlet, corresponding to positions
of the plurality of server units to sense temperatures;

a plurality of fans, disposed on a side of the frame, which is close to the air outlet, corresponding to the positions of
the plurality of server units; and

a control unit, coupled to the plurality of temperature sensors and the plurality of fans and controlling a rotation speed
and a rotation direction of each of the plurality of fans according to sensing results of the plurality of temperature sensors,
wherein the control unit further determines whether the temperatures sensed by the plurality of temperature sensors are less
than a first preset temperature, and if any of the temperatures sensed by the plurality of temperature sensors is less than
the first preset temperature, the control unit controls the fans corresponding to the temperature sensors that sense the temperatures
less than the first preset temperature to rotate in the first direction, the control unit further determines whether the temperatures
sensed by the plurality of temperature sensors are greater than a second preset temperature, and if the temperatures sensed
by the plurality of temperature sensors are greater than the second preset temperature, the control unit stops adjusting the
rotation speed and the rotation direction of the plurality of fans, wherein the second preset temperature is greater than
the first preset temperature, wherein when the plurality of fans are controlled by the control unit to rotate in a first direction,
the plurality of fans generate an air flow flowing from the air outlet to the air inlet to increase the temperatures of the
plurality of server units, and when the plurality of fans are controlled by the control unit to rotate in a second direction,
the plurality of fans generate an air flow flowing from the air inlet to the air outlet to reduce the temperatures of the
plurality of server units.