Abstract: An outward-folding display device includes a casing unit and a display protection module. The casing unit includes first and second casings and a sliding board slidably mounted to the second casing. The second casing has a plurality of buffer slots. The display protection module is mounted in the second casing, and includes a plurality of buffer blocks and a plurality of resilient members. The buffer blocks slidably and respectively engage the buffer slots, and are connected to the sliding board. The resilient members are connected between the second casing and the sliding board for biasing the sliding board toward its default position when the buffer blocks are moved in a folding process of the outward-folding display device.
Abstract: A hinge mechanism includes first and second inner guiding members secured on a base seat, and first and second movable members slidable engaged with the first and second inner guiding members and connected with first and second substrate units. During the movement of the movable members to an upright folded state, inboard end edges of the substrate units are moved away from each other to provide a bending space therebetween for a flexible display attached to the substrate units to be bendably received therein.
Abstract: A hinge mechanism includes a plurality of linkage units, each including a base bar and two rotating assemblies pivotally connected with two carrying sections of the base bar. Each rotating assembly has a synchronous rotation bar, a friction plate and a torsion plate. The friction plate has a first major plate body and a friction increasing portion inclined outwardly from the major plate body. The rotating assemblies are turnable relative to the base bar between unfolded and folded positions. During the turning, the friction increasing portion is gradually overlapped upon and in frictional contact with the torsion plate so as to increase a friction force for providing a stable turning.
Abstract: A hinge module includes a joint assembly, a first pivot, and a second pivot. The joint assembly includes a first joint washer, a second joint washer separate from and coplanar with the first joint washer, an interlock member having two elongated limiting holes, and two pins. The first joint washer has a first pivot hole and a first pin hole. The second joint washer has a second pivot hole and a second pin hole. The pins are respectively inserted into the first and second pin holes and movably pass through the limiting holes. The first and second pivots respectively pass through the first and second pivot holes. When the first joint washer is rotated around the first pivot, the corresponding pin moves the interlock member in a direction perpendicular to each limiting hole, thereby moving the other pin to rotate the second joint washer around the second pivot.
Abstract: A flexible electronic device includes a flexible display, a support mechanism for carrying the flexible display thereon, and two hinge mechanisms. Each of the hinge mechanisms is disposed between first and second substrate units and interconnects inboard end edges of the first and second substrate units of the support mechanism, and includes first and second linking units pivotable relative to a mounting assembly. With a first height between first outer and inner pivot axes of the first linking unit and a second height between second outer and inner pivot axes of the second linking unit, substrate seats can be moved away from inner support plates, and the inner support plates are movable downwardly to provide a leeway space for a bending part of the flexible display to be bendably received therein.
Abstract: An electronic device includes a base cover, a cover plate which is slidable relative to the base cover among a closed position, an open position, and a transition position, and a slide positioning mechanism which is configured for positioning the cover plate relative to the base cover, and which has first and second magnetically attractive units. When the cover plate is in a selected one of the closed and open positions, a magnetically attractive force is generated to position the cover plate in the selected one of the closed and open positions. When the cover plate is in the transition position, a magnetically repulsive force is generated to facilitate movement of the cover plate away from the transition position.
Abstract: A hinge mechanism connectable with two housing shells for a flexible display to be attached thereto includes a base seat, a torque transmitting unit and two rotary members. The base seat defines therein a rail region and two mounting regions. Each mounting region is defined by an arcuate bottom wall and first and second ribs. The torque transmitting unit includes two transmitting shafts and a synchronously driving member. The rotary members are disposed at the mounting regions to be pivoted about the transmitting shafts so as to bring the housing shells into unfolded and folded states.
Abstract: An outward-folding display device includes two flat casings adapted to be connected to a flexible display, and two hinge units connected between the casings such that the casings are convertible between unfolded and folded positions. Each of the hinge units includes two rotatable drive shafts, and two compensation subunits each including a rotating plate that is co-rotatably connected to a respective one of the drive shafts, and a driven plate that is slidable relative to the rotating plate and that is connected to a respective one of the casings, such that during conversion of the casings, the driven plate and the respective one of the casings slide relative to the rotating plate to prevent the flexible display from being stretched and damaged.
Abstract: A bendable support apparatus includes a support unit, at least one coaxially pivoting unit and at least one synchronously pivoting unit. The support unit includes a plurality of support members extending in a first direction and juxtaposed to each other. Each support member has opposite support and mounting major surfaces. The support major surfaces cooperatively define a support surface for a flexible display attached thereto. The coaxially pivoting unit includes a plurality of coaxially pivoting assemblies disposed to permit two adjacent support members to be coaxially pivoted to each other about a pivot axis at a neutral layer of the flexible display. The synchronously pivoting unit includes a plurality of synchronously pivoting assemblies each disposed among three adjacent support members to permit two lateral support members to be synchronously pivoted relative to a middle support member so as to shift the bendable support apparatus between unfolded and folded states.
Abstract: A supporting device includes a dual-shaft hinge module and two buffering modules respectively arranged at two opposite sides of the dual-shaft hinge module. Each dual-shaft hinge module includes two shafts, a linking member clamped between the two shafts, and two side wing members respectively and slidably installed on the two shafts. The two buffering modules are respectively installed on the two shafts and are respectively cooperated with the two side wing members. Each buffering module includes an internal connecting member fixed on and synchronously rotatable with the corresponding shaft and an external connecting member slidably disposed on the internal connecting member and provided to be fixed on a carrying plate. Each side wing member has a limiting portion passing through the corresponding internal connecting member and the corresponding external connecting member.
Abstract: A bendable displaying apparatus of the present disclosure includes two housings, a supporting device, and a bendable display. The supporting device is fastened to the two housings and is arranged between the two housings. The supporting device includes a retainer, two supporting units, a first supporting plate, and two second supporting plates. The bendable display is disposed on the two housings, the first supporting plate, and the two second supporting plates. When the two housings are moved to stack with each other, the two housings drive the two supporting units to move the two second supporting plates along a direction away from each other and drives the retainer to downwardly move the first supporting plate, so that the two second supporting plates and the first supporting plate jointly form a space that provides the bendable display to deform therein.
March 18, 2019
Date of Patent:
March 17, 2020
An-Szu Hsu, Way-Han Dai, Shao-Chun Chao, Chun-Han Lin
Abstract: A flexible electronic device includes a flexible display, a support structure, and two hinge mechanisms. With the pivoting of first and second arm units of each hinge mechanism toward each other, a first inner arm is rotated with and moved relative to a first outer arm to bring a first support plate from a horizontal state to an upright state, and a second inner arm is rotated with and moved relative to a second outer arm to bring a second support plate from a horizontal state to an upright state so as to provide a leeway distance between the first and second inner arms and provide a leeway between the first and second support plate for the flexible display to be bendably received therein.
Abstract: A bendable display apparatus includes two supporting devices and a bendable display mounted on the two supporting devices. Each supporting device includes a dual-shaft driving module and two buffering modules respectively arranged at two opposite outer sides of the dual-shaft driving module. The dual-shaft driving module includes two shafts parallel to each other and a synchronizing member sandwiched between the two shafts. Each buffering module includes an internal connecting member fixed on the synchronizing member, an external connecting member slidably disposed on the internal connecting member, and a linkage mechanism configured to be driven by the synchronizing shaft for moving the external connecting member relative to the internal connecting member. When the dual-shaft driving modules are rotated, the bendable display is bent while a length of the bendable display remains constant, and each external connecting member is moved relative to the corresponding internal connecting member.
Abstract: A flexible electronic device includes a flexible display, a support structure and two hinge mechanisms. Each hinge mechanism includes a cam and first and second arm units. With the hinge mechanism having first and second cam follower protrusions of the first and second arm units which are moved from respective cavities of the cam and slide on respective peripheral cam surface sections of the cam during the pivoting of the first and second movable arms from an unfolded position to a folded position, a leeway is provided between the first and second movable arms for the flexible display to be bendably received therein.
Abstract: A multi-linkage hinge includes a base bar, two friction bars, two synchronous rotation bars and two torsion plates. The base bar extends longitudinally to have two connecting ends and two middle pivot portions . Each friction bar has two link ends respectively coupled to the connecting end of the base bar and a middle portion of the respective torsion plate. The synchronous rotation bars are interposed between the friction bars, and each has two pivot ends respectively coupled to the middle pivot portion of the base bar and a driven end of the respective torsion plate. The torsion plates are turnable synchronously relative to the base bar between unfolded and folded positions. In the unfolded position, a bending space is formed between the torsion plates for receiving a bending portion of the display sheet.
Abstract: An angularly positionable flexible display device includes a flexible display, a first substrate, a second substrate, and a positionable hinge mechanism which is disposed in a mounting space defined between the first and second substrates. In response to application of a manual force upon at least one of the first and second substrates, the first substrate is angularly displaceable relative to the second substrate through the positionable hinge mechanism to permit the flexible display to be bent with the angular displacement of the first and second substrates. Once the manual force is release, the first substrate is angularly positioned relative to the second substrate through frictional force provided by the positionable hinge mechanism.
Abstract: A torsion washer integrally formed as a one-piece structure includes an external ring-shaped portion, a first abutting arm and a second abutting arm both separately extending from an inner edge of the external ring-shaped portion, and a connecting lever connecting the first and second abutting arms. The inner edge includes a first arc segment and an opposite second arc segment, and centers of circle of the first and second arc segments are located in a space surrounded by the inner edge. Free ends of the first and second abutting arms do not contact the inner edge. A distance between a first abutting portion of the first abutting arm and the first center of circle is less than a radius of the first arc segment. The connecting lever is spaced apart from the inner edge, allowing the first and second abutting arms to be interlinked with each other.
Abstract: A flexible display device includes a base support of structurally flexible, a flexible display which is supported by and bendable with the base support, and at least one positioning mechanism disposed leftward or rightward of the base support. The positioning mechanism includes two mounts which are mounted to two support plates of the base support, a plurality of hinge bodies which are structurally flexible with a support rib unit of the base support, and a leaf spring unit extending through inside of the hinge bodies to terminate at a first spring end secured in one of the mounts, and a second spring end which is releasably and frictionally engaged inside the other one of the mounts by virtue of a sliding block and a spring-loaded unit.