Plural Hinge Axes (e.g., Multiple Pintle) Patents (Class 16/302)
  • Patent number: 10301005
    Abstract: A vehicle door unit comprises a rotating lever supported rotatably about a first shaft at a first end, a door mounting coupled rotatably about a second shaft to a second end of the rotating lever, a door attached to the door mounting and being configured to cover an opening in a vehicle and to close off a vehicle interior, and a drive unit configured to rotate the rotating lever about the first shaft between a closed position and an open position. The rotating lever is configured to move the second shaft, on a movement from the closed position to the open position, on a circular path, due to which the door mounting is first moved into the vehicle interior and, on further rotation of the rotating lever, out of the vehicle interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventor: Vitalij Werthmann
  • Patent number: 10296044
    Abstract: The description relates to hinged devices, such as hinged computing devices. One example can include a first portion and a second portion that have hinge ends rotatably secured relative to a hinge shaft. The example can also include a u-shaped friction arm extending from a first end positioned around the hinge shaft to a second end positioned around the hinge shaft and a pop-up assembly positioned along the hinge shaft between the first end and the second end and configured to create a bias to rotate the first and second portions away from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kabir Siddiqui, Errol Mark Tazbaz, Karsten Aagaard
  • Patent number: 10244641
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel including a bending area that is bendable along an axis extending in a first direction, and a panel support portion that supports the display panel in the bending area. The panel support portion includes a plurality of joint members, a plurality of rotational angle limiting members, and a plurality of connecting members. The joint members are sequentially arranged and support the display panel. Each joint member is rotatable about two rotation axes. The rotational angle limiting members are coupled to the joint members and limit rotational angles of the joint members. Each connecting member is coupled to a pair of the rotational angle limiting members disposed at a pair of adjacent joint members. The rotational angle limiting members included in the pair of rotational angle limiting members contact each other and are fixed to an inner portion of the corresponding connecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong Eun Seo, Kyoung Tae Kim, Hye-Ryoung Park, Young Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 10234907
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for rotationally coupling housing portions of an information handling system. An information handling system includes a housing having a first housing portion and a second housing portion. The information handling system also includes a hinge assembly coupling the first and second housing portions, the hinge assembly comprising a plurality of coupled links, the links coupled such that the links move in relation to one another to cause the hinge assembly to bend when the first housing portion is rotated in relation to the second housing portion. In addition, the information handling system includes a flexible display coupled to the first housing portion and the second housing portion, the flexible display covering the hinge assembly, the flexible display configured to bend when the hinge assembly bends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Michiel Knoppert, Deeder Aurongzeb, Mark Ligameri
  • Patent number: 9885203
    Abstract: A double action hinge unit is disclosed which comprises a first base element, a second base element and at least two connection elements. Each base element has at least two upward extensions. Each connection element is hingedly connected with an extension of the first base element and an extension of the second base element. The double action hinge unit is changeable among at least three combination states. When the double action hinge unit is in a second combination state, the at least two connection elements are arranged side by side, such that the double action hinge unit is rotatable about a rotational axis at one side into a first combination state and is also rotatable about a rotational axis at the other side into a third combination state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: C.M. Products Limited
    Inventor: Chi Yin Mak
  • Patent number: 9739081
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multi-link hinge for furniture, with a fastening element which can be secured indirectly or directly to a furniture body and is connected to a pivotable door bearing via a plurality of link levers connected to one another in a scissors-like manner, wherein a linear damper which damps both a closing movement and an opening movement of the door bearing is provided. The multi-link hinge is distinguished in that the linear damper is ineffective in a central portion of the pivoting range of the door bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Hettich-Oni GMBH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Kai Michael Stuke
  • Patent number: 9645606
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a damping hinge structure and a foldable electronic device. The damping hinge structure includes a housing, a shaft that is mounted in the housing and includes a first end and a second end opposite to the first end, an actuating structure that is mounted on the shaft between the first end and the second end and enclosed in the housing and is configured to drive the shaft to rotate relative to the housing, and a damping structure configured to damping rotation of the shaft driven by the actuating structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: TRONXYZ TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuibo Tong, Jinshi Lai, Mingxian Pan
  • Patent number: 9625953
    Abstract: The description relates to devices, such as computing devices that have hinged portions. One example can include a first portion and a second portion. This example can also include a multi-pivot hinge unit rotatably securing the first and second portions. This example can further include a covered sequentially rotating multi-pivot hinge assembly rotatably securing the first portion and the second portion in a manner that extends a footprint of the computing device as the first portion is rotated away from the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Bitz, John Campbell, Errol Mark Tazbaz, Joe Gault
  • Patent number: 9348370
    Abstract: A flexible display device having a guide member is disclosed. The flexible display device having a guide member according to the present invention includes a first plate and a second plate for attaching a flexible display screen having bending capability on the front side; a hinge member B for connecting the first plate and the second plate and performing a folding operation while being bent or spread; and a variable means formed at each of the first plate and the second plate, configured of movable plates connected to the hinge member and the guide members combined with the movable plates to guide forward and backward movement of the movable plates, and associated with the folding operation of the first plate and the second plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: PREXCO CO., LTD
    Inventor: In-Sung Song
  • Patent number: 9284762
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an adapter configured to be secured to an edge of a container. The adapter may include a top portion configured to conform to a top surface of the edge of the container. The adapter may also include a bottom portion coupled to the top portion. The bottom portion may include a raised portion configured to conform to a bottom surface of the edge of the container. Further, a bottom surface of the bottom portion may include a substantially planar slot configured to receive a mounting clip. In one example, the mounting clip may be connected to a food guard configured to cover an opening in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventor: Craig Gundersen
  • Patent number: 8978206
    Abstract: A dual-shaft synchronous motion device includes a first shaft and a second shaft; a first rotor disposed on the first shaft and turned synchronously; a second rotor disposed on the second shaft and turned synchronously; and a tractive member disposed between the first rotor and the second rotor. When the first shaft drives the first rotor to turn, the tractive member brings the second rotor to turn reversely relative to the first rotor so that the first and second shafts are turned synchronously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: First Dome Corporation
    Inventors: An Szu Hsu, Ya Ching Lin
  • Patent number: 8959716
    Abstract: A double-shaft type rotary shaft pivotal positioning structure includes an elastic guide assembly and two pivot shafts. The elastic guide assembly includes two containing portions which are outwardly communicated and formed with two opposite elastic arms and two corresponding planed press-contact sides. The pivot shafts are respectively centrally provided with center section portions that are utilized to respectively enter the containing portions of the elastic guide assembly and each of which includes a periphery provided with two center section planed surfaces capable of being pressingly contacted with the press-contact sides of the elastic guide assembly. When the pivot shafts are synchronously pivoted close to a preset positioning angle, the center section planed surfaces of the pivot shafts are capable of rotatably attaching toward the press-contact sides of the elastic guide assembly, thereby enabling the pivot shafts to approach and be positioned at the preset positioning angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: First Dome Corporation
    Inventor: An Szu Hsu
  • Patent number: 8959715
    Abstract: A dual-shaft synchronous movement device and an assembling method thereof. The dual-shaft synchronous movement device includes a first shaft and a second shaft, which are assembled with each other and synchronously rotatable. The invention includes providing an assembling device and arranging on the assembling device a first rotor and a second rotor (or a third rotor and a fourth rotor) between which a drive section is wound; winding the drive section onto the first and second rotors (or the third and fourth rotors) in a tensioned state; and pushing the first and second rotors (or the third and fourth rotors) onto the first and second shafts. Through the first and second rotors (or the third and fourth rotors) and the drive section, when the first shaft is rotated, the second shaft is synchronously rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: First Dome Corporation
    Inventor: An Szu Hsu
  • Publication number: 20150016040
    Abstract: An information handling system converts from a closed position to a tablet position by rotating a lid with a display 360 degrees about a hinge having synchronized and continuous motion. The hinge has first and second axles held in a spaced and substantially parallel orientation by a support. A flexible compressive member translates motion of each axle to the other to provide fluid movement of the lid relative to the housing. For instance, ball bearings disposed in guide formed in the support translate rotational motion between a first and second axles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Charles D. Hood, III, Chiu-Jung Tsen
  • Patent number: 8826857
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a plasma processing assembly may include an upper process body coupled to a hinge body and a lower process body coupled to a base hinge member. The hinge body can be pivotally engaged with the base hinge member. A self locking latch can be pivotally engaged with the base hinge member. When the hinge body is rotated around the first axis of rotation, the protruding latch engagement member can contact the self locking latch and can rotate the self locking latch around the second axis of rotation opposite to the bias direction. The self locking latch can rotate around the second axis of rotation in the bias direction and can block the hinge body from rotating around the first axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventor: Greg Sexton
  • Patent number: 8813312
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hinge for a display device. A hinge for a display device according to the present invention, which connects and folds/unfolds first and second plates in a display device, includes: a soft plate member that is bendable while connecting first and second plates; a plurality of ribs formed at regular intervals at both sides of the soft plate member; a link means connecting the ribs and composed of first and second link and individually rotating with the bending of the soft plate member; and a fixing mechanism generating a fixing force by spring elasticity to control the rotation angle of the first and second links of the link means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Prexco Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: In-Sung Song, Seung Hee Cho
  • Publication number: 20140223694
    Abstract: A dual-shaft synchronous movement device and an assembling method thereof. The dual-shaft synchronous movement device includes a first shaft and a second shaft, which are assembled with each other and synchronously rotatable. The invention includes providing an assembling device and arranging on the assembling device a first rotor and a second rotor (or a third rotor and a fourth rotor) between which a drive section is wound; winding the drive section onto the first and second rotors (or the third and fourth rotors) in a tensioned state; and pushing the first and second rotors (or the third and fourth rotors) onto the first and second shafts. Through the first and second rotors (or the third and fourth rotors) and the drive section, when the first shaft is rotated, the second shaft is synchronously rotated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: FIRST DOME CORPORATION
    Inventor: AN SZU HSU
  • Publication number: 20140223693
    Abstract: A dual-shaft synchronous motion device includes a first shaft and a second shaft; a first rotor and a third rotor disposed on the first shaft and turned synchronously; a second rotor and a fourth rotor disposed on the second shaft and turned synchronously; and a tractive member disposed between the first rotor (the third rotor) and the second rotor (the fourth rotor). When the first shaft drives the first and third rotors to turn, the tractive member brings the second rotor to turn reversely relative to the first rotor. The fourth rotor makes the tractive member drive the third rotor so that the first and second shafts are turned synchronously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: AN SZU HSU
  • Publication number: 20140196254
    Abstract: The present invention provides a foldable flexible display device. A foldable flexible display device according to the present invention includes: first and second plates having a predetermined area; a hinge member for connecting the first plate and the second plate; and a flexible display screen attached to the tops of the first plate and the second plate and the hinge member, in which the hinge member folds the first plate and the second plate and the flexible display screen while folding with smooth curvature. According to this configuration, the operation for folding or unfolding the screen of a flexible display device can be smoothly operated and damage to the display screen can be prevented, resulting in remarkable improvement in reliability of a product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: In-Sung Song
  • Patent number: 8776318
    Abstract: A slide/tilt mechanism is provided to include a base plate; a slide plate which is slid between a closed position and an open position with respect to the base plate; a guide plate which supports the slide plate to make the slide plate movable; a tilt mechanism which tilts the slide plate with respect to the base plate by inclining the guide plate with respect to the base plate; an elastic member which actuates the slide plate in a slide direction and a tilt direction; and a tilt restriction member which engages the tilt mechanism to restrict the inclination of the guide plate when the slide plate is slid from the closed position to the open position, and disengages the tilt mechanism to permit the inclination of the guide plate when the slide plate reaches the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Steel Mfg. Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20140049150
    Abstract: A hinge including a device bracket, a door bracket, a first arm, a second arm, and a door stop is provided. The device bracket mounts to a device surface. The door bracket mounts to a door surface of a door. The first arm is mounted for rotation about a first pin and a second pin. The second arm is mounted for rotation about a third pin and a fourth pin. The first pin and third pin are mounted to the device bracket, and the second pin and fourth pin are mounted to the door bracket. The first pin is closer to an axis of rotation of the door than the third pin when the door is in a closed position. The door stop is mounted to the second arm and positioned to contact the first arm when the door is opened to a selected angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Sub-Zero, Inc.
    Inventors: Arturo J. Bonomie, Daniel Mark Graham
  • Patent number: 8650713
    Abstract: In a fully concealed hinge (1), a connecting device (2) joins a first and a second fastening member (1a;1b) allowing their relative mobility between open and closed position. An arm element (20) of the connecting device (2), hinged on a pin (3) of the first fastening member (1a), has at different positions along said pin (3) a first (5) and a second (6) cam element having corresponding active portions (52, 62) interacting with a first and a second tappet (50, 60) of the first fastening member (1a) in respective, at least partly not superposed, angular fields of rotation of the arm element (20). First and second elastic means (51, 61), biasing the first and second tappet (50,60) respectively, are loaded by increasing the angle of rotation in the first or second angular field, respectively, and released by decreasing said angle of rotation, thereby causing movement towards the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Koblenz S.p.A.
    Inventor: Massimo Migliorini
  • Patent number: 8644018
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a hinge device for installing a tablet computer and disposed at a base having a fixing hole. The hinge device includes a casing, an elastic element, a fixing pin, and a lifting pin. The casing is pivotally connected with the base thus to be capable of rotating relative to the base, and it has a through hole corresponding to the fixing hole. The elastic element and the fixing pin are disposed in the casing. The fixing pin has a first inclined surface. One end of the fixing pin is connected with the elastic element, and the other end corresponds to the through hole. The lifting pin is moveably disposed through and protrudes from the casing, and the lifting pin has a second inclined surface against the first inclined surface. A docking station using the aforementioned hinge device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Pegatron Corporation
    Inventor: Shih-Wei Hung
  • Patent number: 8549708
    Abstract: A long stroke tilting hinge module for the portable terminal includes a main body which is vertically formed with an elongated hole-shaped moving hole; a cover which is slid and tilted on an upper surface of the main body; a main lever of which one end is hinged to the main body and the other end is rotatably hinged to the cover; a sub-lever of which one end is hinged to the main body and the other end is rotatably hinged to the cover; a moving shaft which is inserted into the moving hole so that one end of the sub-lever is hinged to the main body; a cam which is coupled to the moving shaft; a support member which is coupled to the main body and contacted with an outer surface of the cam; and a spring which presses the moving shaft toward the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Khvatec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Ho Kim, Se Kyu Kim, Hee Choun Lee
  • Publication number: 20130239367
    Abstract: A movable hinge to pivotally couple a base and a back panel of an electronic device includes a first slide portion and a second slide portion slidable against the first slide portion. The first slide portion includes a track portion and a first sloped surface connected to the track portion. The second slide portion has a first pin with two ends respectively running through the track portion and fastening to the base, a butting portion coupled on the first pin and slidable thereon, and an elastic element interposed between the butting potion and base. The butting portion is pushed by the elastic element to press the first slide portion to slide against the second slide portion and drive the back panel to move against the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Feng Yu CHUNG, Chih Huang Peng, You Shiuan Tsai
  • Patent number: 8526172
    Abstract: A hinge device and a keyboard dock and a portable electronic device having the same are provided. The hinge device includes a body, a torsion generating part, a rotating part and a second wedging unit. The torsion generating part is pivotally connected to the body and has a first wedging unit. The rotating part is pivotally connected to the body. The second wedging unit is assembled to the rotating part and moved along with the rotating part. The first wedging unit and the second wedging unit are wedged together or separated from each other while the rotating part rotates relative to the body along a first axis. The body can rotate along a second axis relative to the torsion generating part while the first wedging unit and the second wedging unit are separated from each other. The first axis is vertical to the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignees: Wistron Corporation, Shin Zu Shing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hish-Bin Dai, Yi-Ling Kuo, Ming-Hua Hung, Wen-Chin Wu, Chih-Kuang Chuang
  • Publication number: 20130182396
    Abstract: A connecting mechanism of adjusting an angle of a first module relative to a second module of an electronic device is disclosed in the present invention. The connecting mechanism includes a hinge assembly disposed on the second module, a rod disposed on the hinge assembly and pivoting to the first module, a torsional spring disposed between the rod and the hinge assembly, and a damper assembly disposed on the rod and sheathed by the torsional spring. The hinge assembly includes a first hinge installed inside the second module, and a second hinge slidably disposed on the first hinge. The torsional spring drives the rod to rotate relative to the second hinge from a first position to a second position, so that the first module can stand on the second module. The damper assembly can be for absorbing a vibration generated from the rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Wistron Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130167325
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for swiveling a disk (11), in particular on a counter (10), such as a refrigerated display case, sales counter, or self-service counter. A stationery bearing part (15) is provided for a joint part (20) supported thereon in such a way that the joint part can be swiveled. The joint part bears the disk (11) and has a substantially horizontal swivel axis (12). The disk (11) can be swiveled about the swivel axis between a lowered position (11.1) and a raised position (11.2) in a substantially vertical swivel plane (13). At least one energy accumulator (30) having connection ends (31, 32) is used as a lifting aid for raising the disk (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventor: Dieter Hackenberg
  • Publication number: 20130169134
    Abstract: A sliding hinge for a portable device has a main bracket, a mounting panel and a coil spring. The mounting panel is slid relative to the main bracket. A distal end of the coil spring is attached securely to the mounting panel. The mounting panel is attached securely to a cover of the portable device. A proximal end of the coil spring is attached securely to a base of the portable device. When the cover is slid to open, the coil spring forces the cover to be fully opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Zheng-Cheng LIN, Shan-Yi Yang
  • Patent number: 8477486
    Abstract: A linkage mechanism includes a fixing member, a rotary member, a support member and a sliding module. A first end of the rotary member is rotatably assembled to the fixing member. A first end of the support member is rotatably hinged to the second end of the rotary member, and the second end of the support member is hinged with the sliding module. The sliding module includes a sliding member and a sliding rod slidably assembled to the sliding member. The sliding member is slidably mounted to the fixing member, and further hinged to the second end of the support member. The sliding member defines a sliding hole. The sliding rod is rotatably assembled to the rotary member together with the fixing member, and further slidably passing through the sliding hole of the sliding member. An electronic device using the linkage mechanism is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhen-Yu Yang, Lian-Cheng Huang
  • Patent number: 8413301
    Abstract: A universal box lid lifter has an upper mounting plate, an upper connection piece, a pivoting arm, a spring housing, a spring assembly, a lower connection piece and a lower mounting plate. The upper connection piece has two ends oriented in two directions and is pivotally mounted between the upper mounting plate, with the pivoting arm respectively pivotable in two directions. The spring assembly is mounted in the spring housing and abuts against the pivoting arm and alternately positions the pivoting arm. The lower connection piece has two ends oriented in two directions and is pivotally mounted between the lower mounting plate, with the spring housing respectively pivotable in two directions. Given the bidirectionally pivotable mechanism at both ends of the universal box lid lifter, the universal box lid lifters of a single type can be flexibly mounted to a box as requested to lift the lid of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Wellsco International Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shih-Hao Fang
  • Publication number: 20130044414
    Abstract: A rotating module includes a fixing member, a rotating member rotatably mounted on the fixing member, a swinging arm and a first elastic member. The swinging arm includes a first end and a second end. The first end is hinged to the rotating member, the second end is slidably and rotatably mounted to the fixing member. The first elastic member is fastened between the fixing member and the second end, the rotating member is rotated relative to the fixing member to drive the second end to slide on the fixing member to compress or release the first elastic member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicants: FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED, SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: LIANG-TIAN PENG
  • Publication number: 20120300381
    Abstract: A hinge device and a keyboard dock and a portable electronic device having the same are provided. The hinge device includes a first body and a second body. The first body is configured to be pivotally connected to a first object. One side of the second body is pivotally connected to the first body, and another side of the second body is configured to be pivotally connected to a second object. The first body rotates around a first axis relative to the first object. The second body rotates around a second axis relative to the first body. The second body rotates around a third axis relative to the second object. The first axis is perpendicular to the second axis, and the second axis is parallel to the third axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ming-Hua Hung, Hish-Bin Dai, Yi-Ling Kuo, Wen-Chin Wu, Che-Yuan Chang
  • Publication number: 20120291224
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a sliding mechanism including a first board, a second board, a first fixed piece, a frame, a first elastic element and a first sliding element. The second board includes a first slot. The first fixed piece passes through the first slot to be disposed on the first board. The first elastic element is disposed in the frame. When the second board slides a first distance relative to the first board, the first sliding element slides along a first direction to press the first elastic element, so as to make the first elastic element generate a first elastic force. When the second board slides a second distance relative to the first board, the first sliding element slides along a second direction and makes the first elastic element release the first elastic force. It makes the second board slide automatically relative to the first board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventor: A-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 8302266
    Abstract: A resilient rotation buckle includes a decoration plate and the belt coupling structure having an end coupled to a belt. The decoration plate and the belt coupling structure form a rotation shaft and a rotation assembly that cooperate each other. The rotation assembly includes a receptacle compartment having a wall forming a through hole for receiving the rotation shaft therethrough, springs, and retention blocks. An accommodation channel is defined in the receptacle compartment in a direction normal to the through hole. When the rotation shaft is inserted, the retention blocks are in contact engagement with an outer circumference of the rotation shaft. The springs have first ends in biasing engagement with the retention blocks and second ends supported by walls of the accommodation channel. The rotation shaft and the rotation assembly allow for relative rotation therebetween for switching between a locked position and a released position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Hsi-Hsin Chen
  • Patent number: 8296906
    Abstract: A four bar hinge for mounting a door on an enclosure, the hinge including a first mounting bracket adapted to secure the hinge to the enclosure, a second mounting bracket adapted to secure the hinge to the door, a first link rotationally connected to the first mounting bracket at a first location and rotationally connected to the second mounting bracket at a second location, a second link rotationally connected to the first mounting bracket at a third location and rotationally connected to the second mounting bracket at a fourth location, a first shield fixedly connected at the second and the fourth locations and a second shield slidably connected to the first link and rotationally connected at the third location, wherein throughout an entire range of motion of the first mounting bracket relative to the second mounting bracket at least a portion of one of the first or second shields overlaps at least a portion of the other of the first and second shields whereby access to a volume formed between the first and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Weber Knapp Company
    Inventor: Michael G. Wisniewski
  • Publication number: 20120246874
    Abstract: A load-adaptive component includes at least one trapezoidal, elastically movable four-bar hinge incorporated integrally into the component to generate a shape change behavior that is anisotropically resilient-elastic and is directed counter to the direction of action of a force. The four-bar hinges have first recesses for forming hinge points that are produced by weak points in the material and embody elastic bending hinge, and second slot-like recesses connected to or joining the hinge points. A plurality of successive, mutually spaced four-bar hinges form a multi-hinge mechanism integrated into the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: BEUTH HOCHSCHULE FUR TECHNIK BERLIN
    Inventor: Michael Dienst
  • Publication number: 20120222268
    Abstract: A slide/tilt mechanism is provided to include a base plate; a slide plate which is slid between a closed position and an open position with respect to the base plate; a guide plate which supports the slide plate to make the slide plate movable; a tilt mechanism which tilts the slide plate with respect to the base plate by inclining the guide plate with respect to the base plate; an elastic member which actuates the slide plate in a slide direction and a tilt direction; and a tilt restriction member which engages the tilt mechanism to restrict the inclination of the guide plate when the slide plate is slid from the closed position to the open position, and disengages the tilt mechanism to permit the inclination of the guide plate when the slide plate reaches the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Akira Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20120212900
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a hinge device for installing a tablet computer and disposed at a base having a fixing hole. The hinge device includes a casing, an elastic element, a fixing pin, and a lifting pin. The casing is pivotally connected with the base thus to be capable of rotating relative to the base, and it has a through hole corresponding to the fixing hole. The elastic element and the fixing pin are disposed in the casing. The fixing pin has a first inclined surface. One end of the fixing pin is connected with the elastic element, and the other end corresponds to the through hole. The lifting pin is moveably disposed through and protrudes from the casing, and the lifting pin has a second inclined surface against the first inclined surface. A docking station using the aforementioned hinge device is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shih-Wei Hung
  • Publication number: 20120188703
    Abstract: A linkage mechanism includes a fixing member, a rotary member, a support member and a sliding module. A first end of the rotary member is rotatably assembled to the fixing member. A first end of the support member is rotatably hinged to the second end of the rotary member, and the second end of the support member is hinged with the sliding module. The sliding module includes a sliding member and a sliding rod slidably assembled to the sliding member. The sliding member is slidably mounted to the fixing member, and further hinged to the second end of the support member. The sliding member defines a sliding hole. The sliding rod is rotatably assembled to the rotary member together with the fixing member, and further slidably passing through the sliding hole of the sliding member. An electronic device using the linkage mechanism is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: ZHEN-YU YANG, LIAN-CHENG HUANG
  • Publication number: 20120186042
    Abstract: The hinge (1) for furniture comprises a first and a second swinging arm (2, 3) hinged at their ends by means of pins (12, 13, 14, 15) to a box-shaped body (4) designed to be attached to a swinging portion (5) of the furniture and to a hinge arm (6) suitable for being attached to a fixed portion (7) of the furniture, a bending spring (8) also being provided, that has a first spring arm (9) presenting a profile (17a, 17b) for sliding against a cam (10) provided at one end of the first swinging arm (2), and a second spring arm (11) engaging with the hinge arm (6) or with the box-shaped body (4), the spring (8) being designed to exert a thrusting force on the cam (10) by means of its profile (17a, 17b) so as to enable the rotation of the first swinging arm (2) in the closing direction of the swinging portion (5), the sliding profile (17a, 17b) comprising a first stretch (17a) that engages with the cam (10) during the final part of the angular closing stroke of the swinging portion (5) and a second stretch (17b) t
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: ARTURO SALICE S.P.A.
    Inventor: Luciano Salice
  • Publication number: 20120170186
    Abstract: A sliding module includes a first section, a second section, a sliding plate, a rotary plate, a connecting rod, and at least one elastic member. The sliding plate is fixed to the first section. The rotary plate is rotatably connected to the second section, and the sliding plate is slidably connected to the rotary plate. The connecting rod is connected to the first section and the second section. One end of the at least one elastic member is fixed to the rotary plate, the other end of the at least one elastic member is fixed to the sliding plate. When the sliding plate and the first section slide relative to the second section, the connecting rod rotates the rotary plate relative to the second section, causing the first section to move and rotate relative to the second section into a tilted orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicants: FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED, SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: KE-LONG WU, CHAO DUAN, CHIA-HUA CHEN
  • Publication number: 20120170183
    Abstract: A sliding module includes a first section, a second section, a sliding member, a rotary plate, and at least one elastic member. The sliding member is slidably engaged with the second section, and is rotatably connected to the first section. The rotary plate is respectively rotatably connected to the first section and the second section. One end of the at least one elastic member is fixed to the second section, and the other end is fixed to the sliding member. When the sliding member slides relative to the second section, the rotary plate rotates relative to the second section and causes the first section to move and rotate relative to the second section in a tilted orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicants: FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED, SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: KE-LONG WU, CHAO DUAN, CHIA-HUA CHEN
  • Publication number: 20120096678
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism includes two pivot shafts, two rotating shafts, a first connection member, a second connection member, two main gears, two transmission gears, and two resilient members. The two pivot shafts are substantially parallel to each other. The two rotating shafts are parallelly positioned between the two pivot shafts. The first connection member is sleeved on the two pivot shafts and the two rotating shafts together with the second connection member. The two main gears are sleeved on the two pivot shafts respectively. The two transmission gears are respectively sleeved on the two rotating shafts together with the two resilient members, and positioned between the two main gears. Each transmission gear engages with the other transmission gear and one of the main gears. The two main gears and the two transmission gears are held between the first and second connection members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD
    Inventors: HAN-ZHENG ZHANG, JIAN LI, SHEN LI
  • Publication number: 20120084944
    Abstract: A holding element for adjusting a lid (4) of a piece of furniture between a closed position and an open position has a first fitting part (1) that is connectable to the body (2) of a piece of furniture. A second fitting part (3) is connectable to the lid (4). A first support arm (5) is pivotably fastened around a first body axis (7) to the first fitting part (1) and is pivotably fastened around a first lid axis (8) to the second fitting part (3). A second support arm (6) is pivotably fastened around a second body axis (9) to the first fitting part (1) and is pivotably fastened around a second lid axis (10) to the second fitting part (3). A lever (19) is pivotably fastened around a pivot axis (20) to the first fitting part (1). An adjustment arm (26) is pivotably connected to the lever (19) at a distance from the pivot axis (20). The adjustment arm (26) is pivotably fastened around a third lid axis (28) to the second fitting part (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: Toplifter Beteiligungs-und Vertriebs- GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Artur Hirtsiefer
  • Publication number: 20120000723
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hinge assembly (1) for connecting two vehicle parts (2, 3) to a vehicle that is capable of crab steering, has articulated frame steering and comprises articulating vehicle axles. It comprises four structural elements (4, 5, 6, 7) which are connected to each other by four hinge connections (8, 9, 10, 11), the hinge centers of which are arranged in a common plane in a basic state, in such a manner that they form a frame which is substantially rigid with respect to thrust forces in that plane. Two of the structural elements (4, 6) forming opposite sides of the frame which is substantially rigid with respect to thrust forces can in each case be rotated about a rotational axis (D1, D2) located in said plane with respect to the respective other three structural elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: AMMANN SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Christoph Anliker, Lino Giovanoli
  • Patent number: 8061753
    Abstract: An entry assembly includes a frame and a gate. The frame has a first side and a second side. The gate is connected to the frame. The gate defines a demarcation between the first side and the second side of the frame. The gate is pivotable about the frame along at least two axes of rotation. Each axis of rotation intersects at least one of the at least two axes of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kosta Papanikolaou, Charles Gregory Bambenek, Fritz Cory, Jason Falenski, Adrian Nicholas Alexander Elliott
  • Publication number: 20110182011
    Abstract: A portable terminal including a pair of housings and a hinge apparatus for coupling the housings in such a way that the housings pivot with respect to each other are provided. The hinge apparatus includes a hinge bracket fixed to a first housing of the pair of housings, a pivot member connected to a second housing of the pair of housings and pivotably coupled to the hinge bracket to pivot with respect to a hinge axis, a cam surface provided on the pivot member around the hinge axis, the cam surface comprising at least a pair of recess portions, and a cam member received to protrude and retreat in perpendicular to the hinge axis on the hinge bracket. When the pivot member pivots, the cam member slides and contacts the cam surface and is engaged with one of the recess portions on the cam surface, such that at least the housings are folded to each other or are kept stationary in a position where the housings are inclined with respect to each other at a predetermined angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Won-Tae KIM, Yun-Cheol KANG, Sung-Ho AHN, Chung-Keun YOO
  • Publication number: 20110005035
    Abstract: The furniture hinge comprises a first and a second equaliser connecting, operatively to each other, a box-shaped body-adapted to be fixed to a door of the furniture and an arm of a hinge adapted to be fixed to a fixed element of the furniture, the first equaliser being pivoted to the box-shaped body through a first pin and to the hinge arm through a second pin parallel to the first pin, the second equaliser being pivoted to the box-shaped body through a third pin parallel to the first pin and the hinge arm through a fourth pin parallel to the first pin, further provided for also being a flexure spring for generating a force on the door during the rotation of the hinge, the flexure spring being wound around a pin fixed to the hinge arm and having a first arm abutting against the hinge arm and a second arm abutting against a control cam present on the first equaliser, further provided for being a contact surface between the control cam and the second arm, during the rotation of the hinge, moves both along the p
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: Arturo Salice S.p.A.
    Inventor: Luciano Salice
  • Patent number: 7778673
    Abstract: Taught is a mobile phone with a bidirectional swiveling display, comprising a display, a main portion and a rotating portion having a body and a second axis. The body comprises a hole horizontally disposed therein and a first axis perpendicular to the hole. The first axis is rotatably inserted in the hollow supporter. One end of the second axis is fixed at the back of the display. The other end of the second axis is rotatably inserted in the hole of the body, so that the display is capable of rotating around the second axis. The display is also capable of rotating around the first axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: Zhanxin Zhu