US Pat. No. 9,404,526

ROTARY SUCTION DEVICE

CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A rotary suction device, comprising:
a suction disk comprising a base and a soft disk connected to the base, wherein the base comprises a peripheral wall, at least
a guide block protruding from the peripheral wall, at least an inclined surface being on the peripheral wall, and a central
circular trough being in an inner side of the base;

a middle cover comprising a central through hole being correspondingly around the peripheral wall and at least a guide trough
extending outwardly from the central through hole, wherein the at least a guide trough is correspondingly around the at least
a guide block, and the middle cover is capable of axial displacement relative to the suction disk; and

an upper cover comprising a central pivot, at least a sliding block protruding from the central pivot, and an elastic component,
wherein the central pivot is correspondingly accommodated in the central circular trough, the upper cover is capable of rotating
relative to the suction disk, the elastic component is between and is respectively against the upper cover and the suction
disk, and the at least a sliding block is forced to against the at least an inclined surface by being applied an elastic force
from the elastic component.

US Pat. No. 9,323,136

FUNCTION EXPANDING SYSTEM

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A function expanding system, comprising:
an image capturing device, comprising:
an image capturing module configured to capture a frame;
a device processing module electrically connected to the image capturing module;
a first connecting interface electrically connected to the device processing module; and
a function expanding stand comprising:
a second connecting interface removably connected to the first connecting interface;
a stand processing module connected to the second connecting interface; and
a function expanding module which is electrically connected to the stand processing module, and configured to execute at least
one function;

wherein the device processing module transmits a control signal to the stand processing module to enable the function expanding
module to execute the at least one function according to the control signal,

wherein the image capturing device has a fixed structure, the function expanding stand has a connecting part, the fixed structure
is a sliding groove, and a plurality of contacts are disposed on the sliding groove, and

wherein the image capturing device is physically connected to the function expanding stand by jointing the connecting part
with the fixed structure, and the connecting part is physically connected to the fixed structure in a horizontal direction.

US Pat. No. 9,445,440

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING WIRELESS NETWORK DEVICES AND CONTROL DEVICE WITH WIRELESS NETWORK FUNCTION

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for controlling wireless network devices comprising:
(a) scanning a plurality of access-point mode (AP mode) wireless network devices by utilizing a control device with a wireless
network function to obtain a detected-device number of each AP mode wireless network device, wherein the detected-device number
represents the number of AP mode wireless network devices detected by each AP mode wireless network device;

(b) selecting one of the AP mode wireless network devices as a master AP, wherein the AP mode wireless network device with
a maximal detected-device number is selected as the master AP;

(c) setting at least one of the AP mode wireless network devices that are non-selected to a client mode; and
(d) driving the at least one AP mode wireless network device that is set to the client mode to build a connection to the control
device with the wireless network function through the master AP,

wherein the control device obtains a connection setting profile for connecting to the master AP, and
wherein when a new AP mode wireless network device is detected by the control device, the control device transmits the connection
setting profile to the new AP mode wireless network device, and the control device sets the new AP mode wireless network device
to the client mode.

US Pat. No. 9,312,715

BATTERY DEVICE POWER PROTECTION AND RESET CIRCUIT

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a main system;
a battery;
a power button connected to the battery;
a battery device power protection and reset circuit comprising:
a switch device connected to the main system and the battery; and
a charging circuit connected to the power button and configured for turning off the switch device when operating under a first
trigger mode, so that the switch device electrically isolates the main system from the battery,

wherein after the main system is electrically isolated from the battery, the charging circuit turns on the switch device when
operating under a second trigger mode, so that the switch device electrically connects the main system to the battery,

wherein when the power button is pressed over a predetermined period, the charging circuit operates under the first trigger
mode and is charged by the battery, and a charging voltage of the charging circuit turns off the switch device,

wherein after the main system is electrically isolated from the battery, when the power button is pressed again but duration
of pressing the power button is shorter than the predetermined period, the charging circuit operates under the second trigger
made to turn on the switch device,

wherein the power button has a first terminal electrically coupled with the battery and a second terminal electrically coupled
with the charging circuit, the first and second terminals are electrically connected to each other when the power button is
pressed, and the first and second terminals are electrically isolated from each other when the power button is not pressed,

wherein the charging circuit comprises a resistor and a charging capacitor, the resistor is connected to the second terminal
of the power button, a first terminal of the charging capacitor is connected to the resistor, and a second terminal of the
charging capacitor is grounded; when the first terminal and the second terminal of the power button are electrically connected
to each other, the charging capacitor is charged; the predetermined period depends on a resistance of the resistor and a capacitance
of the charging capacitor.

US Pat. No. 9,229,537

COVERING STRUCTURE, INPUT DEVICE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF COVERING STRUCTURE

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A covering structure, comprising:
a bottom covering layer;
a top covering layer; and
a thermoplastic material layer laminated between the bottom covering layer and the top covering layer, the thermoplastic material
layer comprising a first thermoplastic material layer part and a second thermoplastic material layer part that are connected
to each other, the first thermoplastic material layer part having a first thickness, the second thermoplastic material layer
part having a second thickness, wherein the first thickness is larger than the thickness of the top covering layer, and the
first thickness is larger than the second thickness.

US Pat. No. 9,166,334

SLIDE CONNECTOR, SLIDE SOCKET AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTING WITH SLIDE CONNECTOR

CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A slide connector for electrical connecting with a slide socket having a sliding slot, the slide connector comprising a
main body, a slider disposed on a lateral side of the main body and a plural of elastic conductive terminals, the elastic
conductive terminals combined in the main body and partially exposed out of a surface of the slider, wherein the elastic conductive
terminals slide into the sliding slot for electrical connecting with the slide socket in a slide connecting direction through
the slider,
wherein the slide connecting direction is perpendicular with a combining direction of the slide socket combining with the
slide connector, the sliding slot has disposed a plural of conductive pads, the conductive pads and the elastic conductive
terminals are arranged correspondingly in a line and have a line direction, the line direction is parallel to the slide connecting
direction.

US Pat. No. 9,510,097

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND WATERPROOF SHEET THEREOF

CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a housing having a sound guiding opening;
a sound unit assembled inside the housing and positioned with the sound guiding opening; and
a waterproof sheet that covers the sound guiding opening, the waterproof sheet comprising a waterproof foam layer and a waterproof
double-sided adhesive layer, the waterproof foam layer comprising an outer side surface and an inner side surface opposite
to the outer side surface, the waterproof double-sided adhesive layer comprising a waterproof foam member, a first waterproof
adhesive side surface, and a second waterproof adhesive side surface, the first waterproof adhesive side surface and the second
waterproof adhesive side surface being located at two opposite surfaces of the waterproof foam member, respectively, the first
waterproof adhesive side surface being bonded to the inner side surface of the waterproof foam layer, the waterproof double-sided
adhesive layer further comprising a central through hole passing through the waterproof foam member, the first waterproof
adhesive side surface, and the second waterproof adhesive side surface;

wherein, the second waterproof adhesive side surface is bonded to the outer surface of the housing, and the central through
hole is positioned with the sound guiding opening.

US Pat. No. 9,734,966

MEMBRANE CIRCUIT BOARD AND LIGHT-EMITTING KEYBOARD USING THE SAME

CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A light-emitting keyboard, comprising:
a substrate;
a membrane circuit board disposed on a top surface of said substrate, said membrane circuit board comprising a lower layer,
an upper layer and a light-guiding spacer layer arranged between said lower layer and said upper layer, said lower layer comprising
a first circuit located on a top surface thereof, said upper layer comprising a second circuit located on a bottom surface
thereof, said light-guiding spacer layer keeping said lower layer and said upper layer positioned apart from each other by
a thickness thereof, wherein said light-guiding spacer layer is formed with a through hole cut through opposing top and bottom
surfaces thereof for allowing a corresponding portion of said upper layer to be elastically deformed by an external force
to force said second circuit into contact with said first circuit;

a key assembly disposed on a top surface of said membrane circuit board and pressable to force the corresponding portion of
said upper layer to enter said through hole to cause electric connection between said second circuit and said first circuit;
and

a light source adapted to emit light into said light-guiding spacer layer,
wherein said membrane circuit board further comprises a bump located at a bottom surface of said lower layer and supported
on said substrate, and said bump is arranged correspondingly to said through hole of said light-guiding spacer layer to lift
a portion of said lower layer into said through hole of said light-guiding spacer layer.

US Pat. No. 10,146,105

AROUND-VIEW CAMERA DEVICE

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. An around-view camera device, comprising:a camera body, comprising two openings, a casing, and a circuit board, wherein the two openings are respectively provided on two opposite sides of the casing, and the circuit board is disposed within the casing;
two around-view lenses, respectively accommodated within the two openings of the camera body and separately electrically connected to the circuit board; and
a counterweight piece, disposed on a side, different from sides of the two around-view lenses, of the casing or the circuit board far away from a center of gravity of the camera body;
wherein the casing is further provided with a notch, the notch is far away from the counterweight piece, the circuit board further comprises a connecting terminal, and the connecting terminal corresponds to the notch.

US Pat. No. 9,983,634

KEYBOARD LIFTING STRUCTURE

CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A keyboard lifting structure, comprisinga base;
a cover frame disposed on a top side of said base, said cover frame comprising a plurality of openings;
a lifting mechanism disposed between said base and said cover frame and adapted for moving said cover frame upwardly or downwardly relative to said base;
a plurality of key caps respectively disposed in said openings of said cover frame;
a plurality of linking mechanisms respectively coupled between said key caps and said base, said key caps being moved up and down in the respective said openings by said linking mechanisms; and
a plurality of driving devices operably disposed in said base and movable transversely in said base for moving said key caps, each said driving device comprising a slide disposed in said base and movable transversely relative to said base to drive one respective said linking mechanism to move the respective said key cap;
wherein when said lifting mechanism are driven to move said cover frame upwardly relative to said base, said lifting mechanism simultaneously drive said driving devices to move said key caps downwardly; and
when said lifting mechanism are driven to move said cover frame downwardly relative to said base, said lifting mechanism simultaneously drive said driving devices to move said key caps upwardly.

US Pat. No. 9,946,359

THIN KEYBOARD STRUCTURE AND ITS KEYCAP

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A thin keyboard structure, comprising:a base board;
a key cap comprising:
a cap body having a bottom surface facing towards the base board; and
at least one pivot retainer protrusively disposed on the bottom surface of the cap body, the pivot retainer comprising a position-limiting portion, two lateral portions and a shaft-received recess, wherein the two lateral portions are respectively located at a same side of the position-limiting portion, and directly connected to the same side of the position-limiting portion, and the shaft-received recess is mutually defined by the position-limiting portion and the two lateral portion, one portion of the shaft-received recess is penetrated through the position-limiting portion, and the other portion of the shaft-received recess is disposed between the two lateral portions; and
a linking mechanism elevatably connected to the base board and the key cap for guiding the key cap, wherein the linking mechanism is provided with a first connecting member having at least one pivotal shaft at one end of the first connecting member, and the pivotal shaft is pivotally received in the shaft-received recess and is confined by the position-limiting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,004,139

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD OF LIGHT GUIDE MODULE AND CUT-OUT STRUCTURE THEREOF

CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A flexible printed circuit board of a light guide module, made by cutting a flexible printed circuit (FPC) material and formed by folding and unfolding, comprising:two light emitting plates, the two light emitting plates being arranged side by side in spaced apart relationship before being unfolded, each of the two light emitting plates including a connection portion; and
an extension strip, the extension strip being integrally connected between the two connection portions, the extension strip and the two light emitting plates being arranged side by side before being folded, wherein each of two ends of the two light emitting plates and the extension strip forms a fold line after being folded, so that the extension strip is disposed between the two light emitting plates in an extension direction, and the two light emitting plates are pulled away from each other, and a distance between the two light emitting plates is greater than the distance before being unfolding.

US Pat. No. 9,734,962

KEY STRUCTURE AND KEYBOARD HAVING KEY STRUCTURE

CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A key structure, comprising:
a carrying body;
a frame body disposed on the carrying body, wherein the frame body is disposed with a plurality of sliding grooves;
a keycap having a plurality of cap edges and correspondingly covering the top of the frame body, wherein the keycap is disposed
with a plurality of pivoting portions; and

at least two connecting members independent of each other, wherein the at least two connecting members are connected between
the keycap and the frame body, corresponding to two of the cap edges opposite to each other, each connecting member comprises
a pivoting rod and a sliding rod, each pivoting rod pivots on one of the pivoting portions, each sliding rod is slidably limited
in one of the sliding grooves, and the pivoting portions are correspondingly located on the outside of the sliding grooves.

US Pat. No. 10,032,574

MEMBRANE KEYSWITCH WITH A SPACER ISOLATED TRIGGER ZONE

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A keyswitch device, comprising:a bottom plate;
a membrane circuit board located over the bottom plate and having a trigger zone, wherein the membrane circuit board is configured to generate a trigger signal when the trigger zone is pressed;
a keyswitch assembly disposed over the membrane circuit board and configured to press the trigger zone; and
four spacer structures disposed between the bottom plate and the membrane circuit board and substantially aligned with a peripheral edge of the trigger zone, wherein the spacer structures are configured to separate the bottom plate and the membrane circuit board by a distance, wherein the spacer structure is a cured UV glue layer, and each spacer structure is arc-shaped, and wherein any adjacent two of the four spacer structures are separated by a gap.

US Pat. No. 9,831,049

KEY STRUCTURE AND KEYBOARD HAVING THE SAME

CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A key structure, comprising:
a carrying body;
a frame body disposed on the carrying body, wherein the frame body is disposed with either a plurality of sliding grooves
or a plurality of pivoting portions;

a keycap having a plurality of cap edges, wherein the keycap is disposed with the other of the plurality of sliding grooves
and the plurality of pivoting portions; and

at least two connecting members independent with each other, wherein the at least two connecting members are connected between
the keycap and the frame body, corresponding to two of the cap edges opposite to each other, each of the at least two connecting
members comprises a pivoting rod and a sliding rod, each pivoting rod pivots on one of the pivoting portions, and each sliding
rod is slidably limited in one of the sliding grooves,

wherein at least one of the two connecting members is a sheet structure and comprises a sheet, the sheet has two connecting
edges opposite to each other and two lateral edges opposite to each other, the main bodies of the pivoting rod and the sliding
rod are respectively connected to the two connecting edges of the connecting member, two ends of the pivoting rod protrude
from the two lateral edges respectively and pivot on the pivoting portion, two ends of the sliding rod protrude from the two
lateral edges respectively and are located inside the sliding groove;

wherein the number of the at least two connecting members is four, each connecting member, corresponding to one of the cap
edges, is connected between the keycap and the frame body.

US Pat. No. 9,773,623

KEY CAP LINKAGE MECHANISM

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A keyswitch structure, comprising:
a key cap having a plurality of peripheral edges, and any two neighboring ones of the peripheral edges form a corner;
a base plate;
a key base disposed between the key cap and the base plate;
a recovering member disposed between the key cap and the base plate; and
a linkage mechanism comprising a plurality of linkage members physically separated from each other, wherein the linkage members
are inclinedly disposed between the key base and the key cap respectively, and collectively surround the recovering member,
each of the linkage members is slidably connected to an area of the key cap neighboring to one of the peripheral edges of
the key cap, and any two neighboring ones of the linkage members are connected to one of the corners of the key cap,

wherein one end of each of the linkage members is pivotally connected to the key base, and the other end of each of the linkage
members is slidably connected to the key cap for moving with the key cap.

US Pat. No. 9,621,859

TIME-LAPSE PHOTOGRAPHY METHOD, ITS COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH IMAGE-CAPTURING FUNCTION THEREOF

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A time-lapse photography method comprising:
determining whether an image retaining condition is satisfied whenever an electronic device with an image-capturing function
collects at least two continuous data sets, each of the data sets comprising at least one captured image, wherein determining
whether the image retaining condition is satisfied comprises: determining whether a difference exits between the captured
images of the at least two continuous data sets;

storing the captured image of at least one of the at least two continuous data sets when the difference exists between the
captured images of the at least two continuous data sets; and

refusing to store the captured image of at least one of the at least two continuous data sets when no difference exists between
the captured images of the at least two continuous data sets.

US Pat. No. 10,020,141

KEY DEVICE AND LIGHT GUIDING MEMBRANE SWITCH

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A key device, comprising:a bottom plate;
a light guiding membrane switch on the bottom plate, wherein the light guiding membrane switch comprises a lower membrane layer, an upper membrane layer, and a light guiding spacing layer; and
a keycap on the light guiding membrane switch;
wherein, the upper membrane layer is disposed above the lower membrane layer and farther from the bottom plate than the lower membrane layer, the light guiding spacing layer is disposed between the lower membrane layer and the upper membrane layer, the light guiding spacing layer comprises an upper surface and a lower surface opposite to the upper surface, a reflective layer is securely fastened on the upper surface of the light guiding spacing layer, an adhering layer is adhered between the reflective layer and the upper membrane layer, and a position and a shape of the adhering layer correspond to a position and a shape of the reflective layer.

US Pat. No. 9,799,174

ELECTRONIC SYSTEM SHARING POWER OF DOORBELL, POWER SUPPLY DEVICE THEREOF, AND POWER SUPPLY METHOD THEREOF

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A power supply device sharing power of a doorbell, comprising:
two power contacts configured to be respectively connected to two doorbell switch contacts;
an AC switch coupled between the two power contacts and configured to be on according to a control signal, wherein the AC
switch is normally off;

a supply node configured to output DC power;
an AC/DC conversion circuit connected in parallel between the two power contacts along with the AC switch, coupled between
the two power contacts and the supply node, input ends of the AC/DC conversion circuit are coupled to the two power contacts
and to two ends of the AC switch, output end of the AC/DC conversion circuit is coupled to the supply node, and configured
to when the AC switch is off, receive AC power via the two power contacts and to generate the DC power according to the AC
power;

an enabling node;
a doorbell actuator coupled between the output end of the AC/DC conversion circuit and the enabling node and configured to
generate an enabling signal and output the enabling signal via the enabling node; and

a control node coupled to control end of the AC switch and configured to receive the control signal, wherein the control signal
is relative to the enabling signal.

US Pat. No. 10,121,613

KEYSWITCH DEVICE, KEYBOARD, AND MEMBRANE CIRCUIT BOARD

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A keyswitch device, comprising:a base plate;
a membrane circuit board disposed on the base plate, the membrane circuit board comprising:
a reflective film layer located on the base plate;
a transmissive film layer located over the reflective film layer;
a light guide spacer film layer having an accommodating space, wherein the reflective film layer and the transmissive film layer are respectively located at opposite sides of the light guide spacer film layer; and
a power supply circuit,
a light source sandwiched between the reflective film layer and the transmissive film layer, located in the accommodating space, and spaced apart from the base plate, wherein the light source is powered by the power supply circuit; and
a keyswitch assembly disposed on the membrane circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,748,050

KEYSWITCH MODULE AND KEYBOARD

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A keyswitch module, comprising:
a bottom plate;
a moveable plate stacked with the bottom plate and capable of moving between a first position and a second position relative
to the bottom plate, wherein the moveable plate moves a horizontal stroke from the first position to the second position,
and the moveable plate comprises a forcing structure;

a keycap; and
a connecting assembly operatively connected to the bottom plate and connected to the keycap, wherein the connecting assembly
comprises a forced portion configured to be moved by the forcing structure, so as to make the keycap vertically move between
an opening position and a closing position relative to the bottom plate,

wherein when the moveable plate is located at the first position, the forcing structure and the forced portion are separated
by a distance larger than 0, and the keycap is located at the opening position, and

wherein when the keycap is located at the opening position and the moveable plate moves from the first position to the second
position, the forcing structure pushes the forced portion to move a horizontal movement and moves the keycap to the closing
position, and the sum of the distance and the horizontal movement is equal to the horizontal stroke.

US Pat. No. 9,941,069

SWITCH-TYPE KEY STRUCTURE

CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A switch-type key structure, comprising:a support plate;
a microswitch fixed onto the support plate and electrically connected thereto;
a connection element movably disposed on the support plate, the connection element including a balance portion, a support portion extending downward from the balance portion,
wherein the balance portion comprises a through hole which the microswitch is extending from; and the balance portion further comprising;
two openings formed on opposite sides of the balance portion and the through hole is positioned between the two openings; and
two columns positioned within the openings of the balance portion;
a key cap having a plurality of pivoting portions disposed below a bottom surface of the key cap; wherein each column of the balance portion receives two pivoting portions; wherein the key cap is pivotally supported on the balance portion;
wherein the connection element is disposed between the support plate and the key, a hook hole corresponding to the support portion is disposed on the support plate, and the support portion passes through the hook hole to engage the connection element with the support plate.

US Pat. No. 10,097,375

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND TRANSMISSION METHOD THEREOF

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A transmission method applied to an electronic device comprising:establishing a virtual private network (VPN) and establishing an initial routing table corresponding to the virtual private network;
receiving a packet and obtaining a network destination of the packet;
determining whether the network destination is directed to a host located in an internal network; and
transmitting the packet directly according to a first process or revising the initial routing table to generate an updated routing table and then transmitting the packet according to the updated routing table if it is determined that the network destination is not directed to the host located in the internal network;
wherein determining whether the network destination is directed to the host located in the internal network comprises:
determining whether the network destination exists in the initial routing table; and
determining whether the network destination is directed to the host
located in the internal network if it is determined that the network destination does not exist in the initial routing table.

US Pat. No. 10,058,152

PROTECTIVE CASE

CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A protective case, comprising:a housing;
a base, a supporting groove concavely disposed on one surface of the base for engaging with a lateral edge of the housing and supporting the housing to inclinedly stand on the base; and
a connecting piece, the connecting piece being soft, bendable, and flexible, the connecting piece having two opposite end portions and a middle section disposed between the two end portions, the two end portions being connected to the housing and the base respectively, wherein the connecting piece provides to the housing a pulling force relative to the base and thereby prevents the housing from toppling and falling off from the supporting groove when the housing is inclined forward or is detached;
wherein one of the end portions of the connecting piece is attached to one surface of the housing;
wherein a locating slot is concavely disposed on the one surface of the housing and has a shape corresponding to a contour of the one of the end portions, and the one of the end portions is always attached inside the locating slot when the housing covers the base and when the housing covers inclinedly stands on the base; and
wherein a clasping member is disposed on the lateral edge of the housing, and a contacting portion is protrudingly disposed inside the supporting groove to correspondingly engage with the clasping member to prevent the housing from falling backward outside of the supporting groove.

US Pat. No. 10,324,546

CURSOR GENERATION SYSTEM, CURSOR GENERATION METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A cursor generation system, comprising:a digital pen comprising recognition information, a first wireless communication module, and a displacement sensor, the first wireless communication module being electrically connected to the displacement sensor, the displacement sensor detecting displacements of the digital pen in three-dimensional space to obtain displacement information, the first wireless communication module being for transmitting a mating request signal, the recognition information, and the displacement information; and
a computer device comprising a cursor application, a processer, a second wireless communication module, and a display, the cursor application being associated with the recognition information of the digital pen, the processor being respectively electrically connected to the second wireless communication module and the display, the second wireless communication module receiving the mating request signal and mating with the first wireless communication module to wirelessly receive the recognition information and the displacement information,
wherein the processer executes the cursor application corresponding to the recognition information to register a vendor-defined usage page associated with the digital pen, wherein the processor executes the cursor application to generate a cursor icon displaying on the display according to the vendor-defined usage page, wherein the processor reads the displacement information and controls the shifting and displaying of the cursor icon on the display according to the vendor-defined usage page and the displacement information;
wherein the processor further executes the cursor application to detect a display resolution of an extended display, wherein the extended display is connected to the computer device, and the cursor application is respectively set with different cursor shift velocities corresponding to different display resolutions of the extended display, wherein the cursor application further controls the shifting and displaying of another cursor icon on the extended display according to the cursor shift velocity corresponding to the display resolution.

US Pat. No. 10,271,341

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ANTENNA CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A wireless communication device signally communicating with an AP-router comprising:a plurality of antennas, by which the wireless communication device signally communicates with the AP-router;
a received signal strength indicator detecting module, which is electrically connected to the plurality of antennas and detects a received signal strength indicator (RSSI) of each of the antennas and the AP-router;
a control module, electrically connected to the received signal strength indicator detecting module, which assigns the antenna with the strongest received signal strength indicator (RSSI) among the plurality of antennas to be a main data transmission antenna and switches off at least one of the others of the plurality of antennas, such that data transmission is performed between the main data transmission antenna and the AP-router;
a temperature measurement module for detecting an operating temperature of the wireless communication device, wherein when the operating temperature exceeds a temperature threshold, the control module issues a signal detection command to the received signal strength indicator detecting module; and
a signal transmission flow measurement module and a calculation module, the calculation module being electrically connected to the signal transmission flow measurement module and the control module, wherein the signal transmission flow measurement module detects current transmission flows between each of the antennas and the AP-router, and the calculation module obtains a sum of the current transmission flows by summing the transmission flow of each of the antennas; when the sum of the current transmission flows exceeds a current flow threshold, the control module issues the signal detection command to the received signal strength indicator detecting module.

US Pat. No. 10,373,777

KEYBOARD

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A keyboard, comprising:a base plate having a plurality of connecting structures;
a keycap above the base plate; and
at least one balance assembly comprising:
a balance bar between the base plate and the keycap and engaged with the keycap, wherein the balance bar comprises a first bar body and two second bar bodies connected to and bended relative to the first bar body, and the first bar body is engaged with the keycap; and
two silencing members connected to the balance bar and engaged with the connecting structures, the balance assembly being configured to guide the keycap to move relative to the base plate,
wherein hardnesses of the base plate and the balance bar are greater than a hardness of the silencing members,
wherein each of the silencing members comprises:
a main portion sleeved onto an end of a corresponding one of the second bar bodies away from the first bar body; and
at least one shaft portion connected to the main portion and slidably engaged with a corresponding one of the connecting structures.

US Pat. No. 10,409,316

KEY DEVICE

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A key device, comprising:a substrate comprising an upper surface, wherein the upper surface has an assembling area; a pivot coupling member and an elastic arm are provided in the assembling area, the pivot coupling member has a pivot axis, and the elastic arm is extending in a direction parallel to the pivot axis; an end portion of the elastic arm comprises a limiting member protruding out of the upper surface;
a keycap disposed above the assembling area, wherein a connection arm is extending from one side of the keycap, the connection arm comprises a pivot portion pivoted with the pivot coupling member, so that the keycap is swingable relative to the substrate by taking the pivot axis as an axis; a bottom portion of the keycap further comprises a limiting groove correspondingly and detachably fitted with the limiting member, so that the keycap is limited in a radial direction of the pivot axis; and
a restoring member disposed between the substrate and the keycap, the restoring member is adapted to provide a restoring force to the keycap.

US Pat. No. 10,559,171

ELECTRONIC SYSTEM SHARING POWER WITH DOORBELL AND POWER-SUPPLY METHOD THEREOF

CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An electronic system sharing power with doorbell, comprising:two power contacts, adapted to be coupled to two switch contacts, respectively;an alternate current (AC) switch, coupled between the two power contacts, wherein the AC switch is normal off;a first alternate current/direct current (AC/DC) conversion circuit, connected in parallel between the two power contacts together with the AC switch, and configured to receive an AC power via the two power contacts and generate a DC power according to the AC power;
a DC switch, one end of the DC switch coupled to the first AC/DC conversion circuit, wherein the DC switch is configured to receive the DC power and the DC switch is normally on;
an electronic device, coupled to another end of the DC switch, control end of the AC switch, and control end of the DC switch, and configured to provide a functional operation and to control the AC switch to be on according to an enabling signal, wherein the electronic device is powered with the DC power; and
a doorbell-driving device, adapted to couple to two doorbell contacts and couple to a doorbell, and configured to detect a voltage difference of the two doorbell contacts and to supply power to the doorbell according to the detected voltage, wherein one of the two doorbell contacts is coupled to one of the two switch contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,440,268

IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE HAVING POWER RESET FUNCTION

CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An image capturing device having a power reset function, comprising:a fixed base, having a first assembly portion, wherein the first assembly portion is provided with a first magnetic member; and
a camera, comprising a housing, a circuit board, and a magnetic reset switch electrically connected to the circuit board, wherein the housing has a second assembly portion, and the second assembly portion is provided with a second magnetic member; the second magnetic member and the first magnetic member are configured to be magnetically attracted to each other such that the second assembly portion is correspondingly assembled and disposed on the first assembly portion; the circuit board is disposed inside the housing; the magnetic reset switch is disposed inside the housing and is distant from the second assembly portion.

US Pat. No. 10,425,720

COMPOSITE SPEAKER MODULE AND SPEAKER DEVICE

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A composite speaker module, comprising:a vibration damper sheet comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite to said first surface;
a first sound guide assembly comprising a first sound guide and a first bracket, said first sound guide comprising a first bottom fixedly disposed on said first surface of said vibration damper sheet, said first bracket being connected to said first sound guide and extending along a direction away from said vibration damper sheet;
a first speaker driver fixedly disposed on said first bracket and facing said first sound guide, said first speaker driver and said first sound guide being separated by a first spacing;
a second sound guide assembly comprising a second sound guide and a second bracket, said second sound guide comprising a second bottom fixedly disposed on said second surface of said vibration damper sheet, said second bracket being connected to said second sound guide and extending along a direction away from said vibration damper sheet; and
a second speaker driver fixedly disposed on said second bracket and facing said second sound guide, said second speaker driver and said second sound guide being separated by a second spacing.

US Pat. No. 10,484,546

DOORBELL CONVERSION DEVICE AND DOORBELL ASSEMBLY

CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A doorbell conversion device, comprising:a power input terminal for receiving an input power;
a power output terminal;
two doorbell trigger terminals;
a power conversion unit coupled between the power input terminal and the power output terminal for generating a sensing signal in response to an electric potential of the power output terminal, wherein while the electric potential of the power output terminal is grounded, the power input terminal and the power output terminal are disconnected; wherein while the electric potential of the power output terminal is not grounded, the power input terminal and the power output terminal are connected to have the power output terminal output an output power based upon the input power; and
a trigger signal unit coupled between the power conversion unit and the two doorbell trigger terminals for controlling the two doorbell trigger terminals to be opened or shorted based upon the sensing signal, wherein while the electric potential of the power output terminal is grounded, the two doorbell trigger terminals are shorted; wherein while the electric potential of the power output terminal is not grounded, the two doorbell trigger terminals are opened.

US Pat. No. 10,716,204

KEYBOARD

CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A keyboard, comprising:a base plate, comprising:
a first part, including at least one first limiting portion and at least one second limiting portion;
a second part, which is parallel to the first part and has at least a third limiting portion protruding from the second part; and
an inclined part, which is connected to the first part and the second part; and
a thin film circuit board, which is disposed on the base plate, the thin film circuit board comprising:
a first region, which is located at the first part, the first region having at least one opening, the first limiting portion and the second limiting portion being accommodated in the at least one opening, the first limiting portion limiting the first region shifting along a first direction, the second limiting portion limiting the first region shifting along a second direction, the first direction being opposite to the second direction;
a second region, which is located at the second part and has at least one opening; and
at least one connecting portion, which is located at the inclined part, the third limiting portion being passed through the opening of the second region and propped against the connecting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,504,812

HEATING-COOLING MODULE

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A heating-cooling module disposed on an electronic component, the heating-cooling module comprising:a heat-dissipation element arranged over the electronic component;
a first thermal conductive layer arranged between the electronic component and the heat-dissipation element;
a heater arranged over the electronic component, wherein the heater and the heat-dissipation element are located above the same side of the electronic component, and the heater and the heat-dissipation element are separated from each other; and
a second thermal conductive layer arranged between the electronic component and the heater and separated from the first thermal conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,354,637

SOUND RECEIVING DEVICE AND NOISE SIGNAL GENERATING METHOD THEREOF

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A sound receiving device, comprising:a power supply end, used for supplying a power signal;
a linear voltage regulator module, electrically connected to the power supply end, used for receiving the power signal for converting into a first current signal;
a microphone, used for receiving an external audio signal;
a digital modulation module, electrically connected to the microphone and the linear voltage regulator module, used for receiving the first current signal so as to process the external audio signal to become a digital audio signal; and
a current limiting resistor, electrically connected to the power supply end and connected in parallel to the linear voltage regulator module, wherein after the linear voltage regulator module receives a control signal, the first current signal is stopped, and the power signal of the power supply end is transmitted through the current limiting resistor to generate a second current signal to the digital modulation module, so that the digital modulation module generates and outputs a noise signal, wherein an amperage of the second current signal is less than an amperage of the first current signal and is not enough to normally drive the digital modulation module.

US Pat. No. 10,564,680

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CLICK PAD THEREOF

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A click pad, applied to an electronic device, the electronic device comprising an upper case and a lower case, the click pad comprising:a top board, located under the upper case;
a circuit board, located under the top board and connected to the top board;
a metal elastic board, located under the circuit board, wherein the metal elastic board comprises:
a metal elastic board main body, wherein a buffer gap is formed between the metal elastic board main body and the circuit board, and the buffer gap provides a buffer function to prevent a pressing force causing an excessive deformation; and
at least one connection part, connected to the metal elastic board main body;
at least one conductive connection layer, connected to the at least one connection part and the circuit board;
a bottom bracket, located under the metal elastic board and located above the lower case, wherein the bottom bracket comprises at least one protruding part and the at least one protruding part supports the metal elastic board main body; and
a restoration unit, supporting the circuit board;
wherein the bottom bracket further comprises at least one hole, and the at least one hole is located on the at least one protruding part;
at least one ground solder pad, wherein the at least one ground solder pad passes through the at least one hole to connect to the metal elastic board main body.

US Pat. No. 10,551,938

OPTICAL MEMBRANE SWITCH DEVICE

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. An optical membrane switch device, comprising:a first membrane layer comprising a first surface and a plurality of light input lines, the light input lines being disposed on the first surface, each of the light input lines comprising a light input end, each of the light input lines being slantingly extended with a plurality of first branch lines;
a second membrane layer comprising a second surface and a plurality of light output lines, the light output lines being disposed on the second surface, the second surface and the first surface being opposite to each other, each of the light output lines comprising a light sensing end, each of the light output lines being slantingly extended with a plurality of second branch lines, the second branch lines respectively extending to the corresponding first branch lines to form a plurality of contact regions; and
a spacer layer clamped between the first surface of the first membrane layer and the second surface of the second membrane layer, the spacer layer comprising a plurality of through holes respectively corresponding to the contact regions, each of the first branch lines and each of the second branch lines corresponding to each of the through holes at least partially overlapping each other and keeping a preset interval from each other;
wherein each of the contact regions is optionally pressed to have each of the corresponding first branch lines contact each of the corresponding second branch lines via each of the corresponding through holes to guide light, such that light rays inputted from each of the light input ends are capable of being transmitted to each of the light sensing ends via each of the light input lines, each of the first branch lines, each of the second branch lines, and each of the light output lines.

US Pat. No. 10,224,158

KEYSWITCH DEVICE AND KEYBOARD

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A keyswitch device, comprising:a circuit board having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, and the circuit board comprises a through hole communicating the first surface and the second surface;
a fixing bracket comprising:
a main body abutting against the first surface;
a first hook connected to the main body and fixed to the circuit board, and the first hook abuts against the second surface via the through hole, and the main body slidably abuts against the first surface, so as to make the first hook selectively abut against or leave the second surface; and
a second hook:
a micro switch disposed on the circuit board, passing through the main body and configured to generate a pressing signal to the circuit board while being pressed, and the micro switch comprises:
a pedestal disposed on the circuit board and having a positioning hole; and
a push button supporting the keycap and engaged with the pedestal, the push button being configured to move toward or away from the pedestal,
wherein the second hook is engaged with the positioning hole when the first hook abuts against the second surface, and the second hook is separated from the positioning hole when the first hook is separated from the second surface;
a keycap supported on the micro switch and configured to press the micro switch toward the circuit board; and
a connecting assembly connected between the fixing bracket and the keycap and configured to guide the keycap to move upward and downward relatively to the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,572,030

COMPUTER SYSTEM AND KEYBOARD DEVICE

CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A computer system, comprising:a keyboard device comprising a circuit board and a language identification device independently arranged from each other, the language identification device is a printed circuit board and comprising an identification circuit and an insulated substrate, wherein the identification circuit comprises a plurality of wires printed on the insulated substrate, the insulated substrate of the language identification device is mounted on the surface of the circuit board without being electrically connected, at least one of the wires comprises a circuit-removed section, the identification circuit being corresponding to an identification information, the identification information being corresponding to a specific language adopted by the keyboard device; and
a system device comprising a processor and a connector connected to the processor, the language identification device being connected to the connector such that the processor obtains the identification information, the processor determining an operating system corresponding to the specific language according to the identification information.

US Pat. No. 10,559,437

MEMBRANE SWITCH DEVICE AND KEYBOARD DEVICE

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A membrane switch device, comprising:a first membrane layer comprising a first surface, a first side edge, and a plurality of first conductive wires, wherein the first surface has a first outlet area, the first outlet area has a first no-wire area and a first wire area, the first conductive wires are on the first surface and extending to the first wire area to form a plurality of first contact pads;
a second membrane layer comprising a second surface, a second side edge, and a plurality of second conductive wires, wherein the second surface has a second outlet area, the second outlet area has a second no-wire area and a second wire area, the second conductive wires are on the second surface and extending to the second wire area to form a plurality of second contact pads;
a spacing layer between the first membrane layer and the second membrane layer; and
a flexible printed circuit board comprising a wire-connecting end, a plurality of first electrical lines, a plurality of second electrical lines, a first protection layer, a second protection layer, a first connection surface, and a second connection surface opposite to the first connection surface, wherein the first electrical lines are on the first connection surface and extending to the wire-connecting end to form a plurality of first connecting terminals, the first protection layer covers the first electrical lines to expose the first connecting terminals, the second electrical lines are on the second connection surface and extending to the wire-connecting end to form a plurality of second connecting terminals, the second protection layer covers the second electrical lines to expose the second connecting terminals;
wherein the wire-connecting end of the flexible printed circuit board is between the first outlet area of the first membrane layer and the second outlet area of the second membrane layer, the first connecting terminals are electrically connected to the first contact pads, correspondingly, the second connecting terminals are electrically connected to the second contact pads, correspondingly;
wherein the first protection layer and the first contact pads are not overlapped with each other, and the second protection layer and the second contact pads are not overlapped with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,650,986

KEYBOARD

CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A keyboard, comprising:a base plate, comprising:
a first part and a second part; and
an inclined part, having an upper edge and a lower edge, the upper edge being connected to the first part, the lower edge being connected to the second part, the upper edge and the lower edge extending along an axial direction, the inclined part comprising at least one hollow portion and at least one limiting portion, the limiting portion extending from the upper edge toward the lower edge, a lower surface of the limiting portion facing toward the hollow portion; and
a thin film circuit board, disposed on the base plate, the thin film circuit board comprising:
a first region, located on the first part;
a second region, located on the second part; and
at least one connecting portion, having a first connecting end, a second connecting end, and an inclined segment, the first connecting end being connected to the first region, the second connecting end being connected to the second region, the first connecting end and the second connecting end corresponding to different positions on the axial direction, the inclined segment being located between the first connecting end and the second connecting end, part of the inclined segment being located in the hollow portion, part of inclined segment being located under the limiting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,599,237

INPUT DEVICE

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. An input device, comprising:a housing;
a wheel rotatably disposed on the housing and capable of rotating relative to the housing based on an axis, the wheel having a first gear structure and a second gear structure respectively located at opposite sides of the wheel;
a mode switch disposed on the housing;
a carrier movably disposed on the housing and engaged with the mode switch; and
an abutting assembly disposed on the carrier,
wherein while moving to a first position relative to the housing, the carrier switches the mode switch to a first mode and makes the abutting assembly contact the first gear structure, and while moving to a second position relative to the housing, the carrier switches the mode switch to a second mode and makes the abutting assembly contact the second gear structure.

US Pat. No. 10,657,781

SMART DOORBELL

CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A smart doorbell, comprising:a case set, comprising a first case and a second case, wherein the first case is combined with the second case;
a circuit board, located in the case set;
a lens, disposed on the circuit board;
a vibration sensing module, connected to the circuit board;
a locking unit, locking the first case and the second case;
a vibration unit, connected to the locking unit, and comprising a plurality of crests and a plurality of troughs, wherein the plurality of crests and the plurality of troughs are aligned alternatingly; and
a vibration transferring unit, contacting the vibration unit, wherein the vibration transferring unit comprises a moving unit and an elastic unit, one end of the moving unit is pivotally connected to the first case of the case set, the other end of the moving unit contacts the vibration unit, one end of the elastic unit is connected to the moving unit, and the other end of the elastic unit is connected to the vibration sensing module;
wherein when the locking unit rotates, the locking unit causes the vibration unit to rotate such that the vibration transferring unit moves back and forth on the plurality of crests and the plurality of troughs to generate a vibration, and the vibration sensing module senses the vibration.

US Pat. No. 10,629,395

KEYBOARD MEMBRANE CIRCUIT BOARD WITH LIQUID DRAINAGE PATH

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A keyboard device, comprising:a substrate having an upper surface, wherein the upper surface comprises a plurality of assembly areas, and the upper surface has at least one assembly member disposed thereon;
a plurality of keycaps disposed on the substrate and respectively corresponding to the assembly areas; and
a membrane circuit board disposed between the substrate and the keycaps, wherein the membrane circuit board comprises an upper membrane layer, a lower membrane layer, and a spacing layer between the upper membrane layer and the lower membrane layer, wherein the upper membrane layer has an upper layer hole, the spacing layer has a middle layer hole, and the lower membrane layer has a lower layer hole, wherein the upper layer hole, the middle layer hole, and the lower layer hole communicate with each other, wherein the at least one assembly member protrudes upwardly from the lower layer hole, the middle layer hole, and the upper layer hole, wherein the upper membrane layer comprises a water-baffling edge formed between an edge of the upper layer hole and an edge of the middle layer hole.

US Pat. No. 10,602,262

SPEAKER DEVICE

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A speaker device, comprising:a housing having an accommodating space, wherein the housing has an assembly opening in spatial communication with the accommodating space;
an engagement structure disposed on the housing, in the accommodating space, and adjacent to the assembly opening;
a sound guide structure detachably engaged with the engagement structure and covering the assembly opening; and
a speaker unit located in the accommodating space and configured to sound towards the sound guide structure.

US Pat. No. 10,701,807

MULTI-LAYER CIRCUIT BOARD STRUCTURE

CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A multi-layer circuit board structure, comprising:a first circuit board comprising a first surface;
a second circuit board comprising a second surface facing the first surface; and
a heat dissipation plate located between the first circuit board and the second circuit board, wherein the heat dissipation plate comprises a substrate and a fixing base, the fixing base is integrally extending from the substrate and bent, the fixing base comprises a connecting plate, a first plate, and a second plate spaced apart from the first plate, the connecting plate is connected between the first plate and the second plate;
wherein the first surface of the first circuit board is bonded to a surface of the first plate, the second surface of the second circuit board is bonded to a surface of the second plate, and the substrate is in contact with neither the first surface nor the second surface;
wherein a heat generating element is disposed on the first surface of the first circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,658,134

KEYBOARD

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A keyboard, comprising:a bottom plate; and
a plurality of keyswitch devices each comprising:
a keycap over the bottom plate;
a first supporting member connected between the bottom plate and the keycap and comprising a first magnetic attraction portion, the first magnetic attraction portion having a first abutting surface; and
a second supporting member connected between the bottom plate and the keycap and comprising a second magnetic attraction portion configured to attract the first magnetic attraction portion, the second magnetic attraction portion having a second abutting surface,
wherein when the first abutting surface abuts against the second abutting surface, the keycap is at a highest position relative to the bottom plate, and when the keycap moves toward the bottom plate from the highest position, the first abutting surface is at least partially separated from the second abutting surface.

US Pat. No. 10,649,501

TOUCHPAD DEVICE

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A touchpad device used to connect a first fixing portion of a housing, the touchpad device comprising:a hinge structure, comprising:
a main body located above the first fixing portion; and
an elastic arm connected to the main body and comprising a second fixing portion, the second fixing portion being fixed to the first fixing portion of the housing; and
a circuit board, wherein a bottom surface of the circuit board is attached to a top surface of the main body, so that the circuit board can swing relative to the housing by actions of the hinge structure.

US Pat. No. 10,684,644

CLAMSHELL ELECTRONIC DEVICE

CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A clamshell electronic device, comprising:a first cover;
a second cover, disposed with a first input module or a second input module, wherein the first input module and the second input module have different heights; and
a pivoting element, which connects the first cover and the second cover to allow the first cover and the second cover to rotate with each other for adjusting a distance between the first cover and the second cover, wherein the pivoting element includes a first pivoting portion and a second pivoting portion; the first pivoting portion is pivoted to the first cover for opening and closing the first cover and the second cover, and the second pivoting portion is pivoted to the second cover, wherein when the second cover is disposed with the first input module, the pivoting element can be adjusted to a first use state so as to move the first pivoting portion to a first position of the second cover to lower the first cover to a first height while the first cover and the second cover are in the closed state, wherein when the second cover is disposed with the second input module, the pivoting element can be adjusted to the second use state so as to move the first pivoting portion to a second position of the second cover to raise the first cover to a second height, wherein the second position is higher than the first position, thus the height of closing the first cover can be adjusted by the pivoting element.

US Pat. No. 10,685,791

KEYSWITCH DEVICE AND KEYBOARD

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A keyswitch device, comprising:a base plate;
a hook located on the base plate;
a scissors-like linkage mechanism located on the base plate and comprising a connection member, the connection member comprising a shaft rotatably engaged with the hook;
a keycap engaged with the scissors-like linkage mechanism and configured to move relative to the base plate with guidance of the scissors-like linkage mechanism; and
a blocking structure located on the base plate, wherein when the keycap is located at a highest position relative to the base plate, the blocking structure has a portion abutting against and being in physical contact with a part of the connection member, and the portion of the blocking structure and the hook are located at an identical side of the part of the connection member.

US Pat. No. 10,714,279

KEYBOARD DEVICE

CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A keyboard device, comprising:a substrate; and
a plurality of keycaps disposed on the substrate;
wherein the substrate comprises a long slit and an elastic bridge connecting member, and the long slit divides the substrate into a first plate and a second plate; the first plate has a first side edge, and the second plate has a second side edge; the first side edge and the second side edge are opposite to each other, and a gap is between the first side edge and the second side edge; the elastic bridge connecting member is connected between the first side edge and the second side edge, and the first plate is movable relative to the second plate;
wherein the first side edge comprises a first stopping member, the second side edge comprises a second stopping member, a certain interval is between the first stopping member and the second stopping member, so that the first plate and the second plate can be stopped by the first stopping member and the second stopping member when the first plate and the second plate are moved toward or away from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,715,141

CAPACITIVE KEYBOARD KEYS WHICH TRANSLATE PRESSING INPUT INTO OUTPUT RESPONSE SPEED

CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A keyboard, comprising:a base plate, including a plurality of opening portions;
a plurality of key structures, respectively disposed in the opening portions;
a circuit board, disposed on a surface of the base plate; and
a capacitance sensing module, comprising:
a plurality of sensing units, respectively disposed in a plurality of clear areas respectively proximal to the key structures, the sensing unit is a conductive member, the clear areas are disposed on a surface of the circuit board, and a metal coating layer is coated on each of the clear areas, wherein the metal coating layer is used as the sensing unit;
a controlling unit, disposed on the circuit board and electrically connected to the sensing units, wherein when the key structure is pressed by a conductor, the corresponding sensing unit generates a capacitance variation in accordance with a pressed degree of the key structure and a distance difference from the conductor, and the controlling unit detects the capacitance variation and generates a capacitance variation value; and
a processing module, electrically connected to the controlling unit of the capacitance sensing module and receiving the capacitance variation value, wherein the processing module according to the capacitance variation value generates a corresponding input signal.

US Pat. No. 10,671,178

KEYBOARD DEVICE AND SYSTEM OPERATION METHOD

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A keyboard device applied to an electronic apparatus, the keyboard device comprising:a main body comprising a plurality of keys, wherein the keys comprises a group;
a matrix scanning circuit coupled to the keys and configured to generate a trigger signal;
a connection base rotatably connected to the main body and configured to detachably be engaged to the electronic apparatus;
a first tilt sensor disposed on the main body and configured to generate first tilt data;
a second tilt sensor disposed on the connection base and configured to generate a second tilt data; and
a processor electrically connected to the matrix scanning circuit, the first tilt sensor and the second tilt sensor and configured to calculate angle difference data according to the first tilt data and the second tilt data, so as to transfer the trigger signal into an input signal,
wherein when the angle difference data shows an angle difference is within a predetermined range, the processor transfers the trigger signal if the trigger signal is generated by scanning the keys in the group using the matrix scanning circuit, and the processor does not transfer the trigger signal if the trigger signal is generated by scanning the keys outside the group using the matrix scanning circuit.