Including Toothed Gear Patents (Class 16/354)
  • Patent number: 11023009
    Abstract: A folding member includes first and second supporting members, joint units connected, on first sides thereof, to the first supporting member, connected, on second sides thereof, to the second supporting member, and coupled to one another to be rotatable along a first curved trajectory, a third supporting member below the first supporting member, a fourth supporting member below the second supporting member, and a hinge member providing first and second rotational axes, which are parallel to each other, to first sides of the third and fourth supporting members, respectively, that are opposite to each other. Each of the joint units includes a first guide part in an area on a bottom thereof. And each of the third and fourth supporting members includes, in an area thereof, a second guide part which guides the first guide part to rotate along the first curved trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Se Yong Kim, Chang Min Park
  • Patent number: 11016541
    Abstract: A hinge assembly and an electronic device using the hinge assembly are provided. The hinge assembly includes a pair of gear brackets coaxially staggered in an axial direction, wherein each gear bracket has a plate portion and an arc portion, and the arc portion has an inner gear; a shaft holder, which is provided between the arc portion of the gear bracket, wherein the shaft holder has a pair of first fixing holes; a pair of gear shafts, which passes through the first fixing hole and is fixed to the shaft holder in parallel to the axial direction, each of the gear shafts has an outer gear portion, the outer gear portion has an outer gear, and the outer gear and the inner gear of the arc portion are engaged with each other; and a pair of torque elements, which are respectively sleeved on opposite ends of the gear shaft; a plurality of gears, which are sleeved on the ends of the gear shaft in a one-to-one manner, and the gears disposed on the same side of the gear shaft are engaged with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Ko-Yen Lu
  • Patent number: 11019742
    Abstract: A hinge structure including a plurality of pivots, a driving part, two positioning gear sets, and a plurality of fixing parts is provided. The pivots are parallel to each other. The driving part is disposed at a central portion of the pivots and is perpendicular to the pivots. These two positioning gear sets are respectively sleeved around two ends of each of the pivots. The fixing parts are respectively disposed outside these two positioning gear sets. When the plurality of fixing parts is under the action of an external force, the two gear sets are moved relative to each other, and the driving part is adapted to be bent and drives the pivots to rotate synchronously with respect to a central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chia-Hao Hsu, You-Yu Chen, Chia-Huang Chan
  • Patent number: 11009919
    Abstract: A hinge module for a foldable type device is connected with two casings, and applied to a flexible monitor for being relatively rotated so as to be in a folded status or an unfolded status. Each casing has two casing bodies capable of mutually sliding, the hinge module includes a base and two slide mechanisms, two transmission members of each slide mechanism are pivoted to two pivotal parts of the base, an opposite end of a linkage member and each slide member are connected to each casing body, with a transmission effect provided by each middle transmission member between each linkage member and each slide member and a mutual guiding effect between the casing bodies, each casing body can stably retract and the length variation of the flexible monitor, after being bent, can be compensated through the displacing path, thereby reducing the curvature of a bent portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: JARLLYTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu-Tsun Hsu
  • Patent number: 10990137
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism is provided. The hinge mechanism includes a base, a magnetic assembly, a torque assembly, and a calibration component. The magnetic assembly is disposed in the base. The torque assembly is connected to the base, and includes a substrate, a first cylinder, and a second cylinder. The substrate is disposed in the base. The first cylinder penetrates the substrate, and is rotatable relative to the substrate. The second cylinder penetrates the substrate, and is rotatable relative to the substrate and the first cylinder. The calibration component is disposed between the magnetic assembly and the torque assembly, and abuts an inner wall of the first cylinder, and an inner wall of the second cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: ACER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Yu-Chin Huang, Hsueh-Chih Peng, Wen-Chieh Tai, Wen-Neng Liao, Kuang-Hua Lin
  • Patent number: 10908652
    Abstract: A modular hinge is described for a computing device where the computing device comprises two leaves detachably connected using the modular hinge. The hinge comprises a first hinge portion and a second hinge portion. Each hinge portion has a hinge portion body having a convex face configured to enable one of the leaves of the computing device to rotate against the convex face. Each hinge portion body has a mating face generally opposite the convex face, the mating face comprising at least one attachment element. Each hinge portion comprises a hinge pin configured to rotatably attach the hinge portion to one of the leaves of the computing device. The at least one attachment element of each hinge portion is configured to removably attach the hinge portions together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Esa-Sakari Määttä, Pasi Kemppinen, Antti Otto Karilainen, Vicente Calvo Alonso
  • Patent number: 10876337
    Abstract: A sliding hinge including a torque module, two brackets, a support plate, a driving gear set, and a sliding bracket is provided. The torque module has a first shaft and a second shaft adapted to rotate in opposite directions and produce a torque. The brackets are respectively disposed on the first shaft and the second shaft. The support plate is disposed on one of the brackets. The driving gear set is disposed on the support plate and coupled to the first shaft. The sliding bracket is coupled to the driving gear set and slidably disposed on a top surface of the support plate. The brackets are adapted to rotate relative to the torque module by the first shaft and the second shaft, such that the brackets are overlapped or unfolded with each other while the driving gear set drives the sliding bracket to slide along the support plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Ko-Yen Lu, Che-Hsien Chu, Chun-An Shen
  • Patent number: 10831244
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism for electronic devices is implemented by which a user can mechanically and communicatively connect two devices together. Each device supports a rotatable cylindrical shaft that is positioned near adjacent edges of each respective smartphone. The rotatable shaft includes spring-loaded tabs which lock into place against corresponding notches on a hinge pin that is positioned within a cavity of the rotatable shaft. User manipulation (e.g., rotation) of the devices translates to the rotatable shaft to thereby cause rotation of a device relative to the partner device. Upon authorized connection, various functionality can be enabled between the two devices, such as sharing displays to create one large display for viewing and sharing battery power between the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Charles DeMaio
  • Patent number: 10736224
    Abstract: Disclosed are a hinge module, and a case and an electronic device that include the same. The hinge module includes a first case connection connected to a first case, a second case connection connected to a second case, a first hinge shaft having one end connected to the first case connection, a second hinge shaft having one end connected to the second case connection, and a curling part that provides a frictional force to the first hinge shaft, at least a portion of which is inserted into the curling part, to allow the first hinge shaft to rotate with a first torque and provides a frictional force to the second hinge shaft, at least a portion of which is inserted into the curling part, to allow the second hinge shaft to rotate with a second torque different from the first torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Sun Park, Chung Keun Yoo
  • Patent number: 10678308
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device comprises a first part; a second part; a connector; and a shaft rotationally coupling the first part and the second part through the connector. End portions of the connector extend outside a connecting edge of the first part and a connecting edge of the second part, respectively. The shaft is coupled to the end portions of the connector. The shaft is disposed at an outer side of the connecting edge of the first part and an outer side of the connecting edge of the second part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chunfeng Yuan, Detao You
  • Patent number: 10625537
    Abstract: A dry erase board system includes a base hub, having a center stem; wheel bases attached to the center stem; dry erase boards, each of the dry erase boards having a frame; and a front wheel attached to the frame and to be removably secured to one of the wheel bases; the base hub holds the dry erase boards upright.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Dony Dawson, Keven Kirk
  • Patent number: 10604980
    Abstract: An electronic device may comprise a first housing structure including a first conductive part and a second housing structure including a second conductive part. The hinge structure may include a metallic bracket including a first conductive part and a second conductive part and a first cylindrical through hole and a second cylindrical through hole, a first cylindrical insulating bushing at least partially positioned inside the first through hole, a second cylindrical insulating bushing at least partially positioned inside the second through hole, a first conductive shaft contacting the first conductive part and extending through the first insulating bushing, a second conductive shaft contacting the second conductive part and extending through the second insulating bushing, and a conductive connector contacting the first conductive shaft and the second conductive shaft and configured to form an electrical path from the first conductive part to the second conductive part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Samung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chung Keun Yoo, Yong Hwa Han
  • Patent number: 10562383
    Abstract: A vehicle tonneau cover includes a first tonneau cover portion and a second tonneau cover portion positioned opposite the first tonneau cover portion. A connecting structure connects the first cover portion with the second cover portion. A third tonneau cover portion is coupled to the connecting structure so as to be securable in a first position to form a first configuration of the cover, and in a second position to form a second configuration of the cover. In the first configuration, the third cover portion resides between the first and second cover portions. In the second configuration, the third cover portion is spaced apart from the first and second cover portions so as to form a first gap between the third cover portion and the first cover portion and a second gap between the third cover portion and the second cover portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Paxton S. Williams, Colby S. Williams
  • Patent number: 10563438
    Abstract: A pivoting device having helical gear includes a first shaft and a second shaft, wherein the first shaft has a first rod, the first rod has a first axial gear, and the second shaft has a second rod, the second rod has a second axial gear. A first connecting plate is connected between the first shaft and the second shaft, and a connecting gear set is arranged between the first shaft and the second shaft, the connecting gear set meshes with the first axial gear and the second axial gear. One end of the connecting gear set is connected to the first connecting plate, and the other end of the connecting gear set is connected a second connecting plate. The first torque set is connected between the first shaft and the second shaft. A third connecting plate is connected between the first shaft and the second shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: LIANHONG ART CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chia-Hui Chen, Chia-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 10545535
    Abstract: An electronic device has a first body; a second body; a rotating device rotatably connecting the first body and the second body; and an enclosing mechanism enclosing at least a part of the rotating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhifeng Xin, Xiaosong Xia
  • Patent number: 10526827
    Abstract: A hinge for leaves of furniture that open downwardly, which comprises a fixed part which can be connected to a back wall or a horizontal wall of the piece of furniture, and a moveable part which can be connected to a leaf of the piece of furniture, the fixed part and the moveable part being mutually connected so as to allow oscillation by way of articulation means which comprise at least one oscillation axis so that they can move between a closed position and an open position, in which the leaf lies substantially on the same plane of arrangement as the back wall or horizontal wall of the piece of furniture, and articulated supporting levers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: ARTURO SALICE S.P.A.
    Inventor: Luciano Salice
  • Patent number: 10447829
    Abstract: A foldable mobile terminal is provided. The foldable mobile terminal includes a rotation mechanism, a first body, a second body, and a display panel assembly. The rotation mechanism includes: a rotation assembly having a position member, a first rotation shaft rotatably coupled to the position member, a second rotation shaft rotatably coupled to the position member, and a sliding member disposed between the first rotation shaft and the second rotation shaft; a base assembly having a base body coupled to the rotation assembly, a first slide base slidably coupled to the base body, and a second slide base slidably coupled to the base body; and a connection assembly coupled to the connection member. The first body is coupled to the first slide base. The second body is coupled to the second slide base. The display panel assembly is mounted on the first body, the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Yugui Lin, Jiao Cheng
  • Patent number: 10428568
    Abstract: An actuating drive for driving a movably mounted furniture part includes an actuating arm connected to the furniture part. The actuating arm is configured to be movable between a first end position and a second end position, and a damper is provided for damping a movement of the actuating arm into the first end position and a movement of the actuating arm into the second end position. The damper performs a damping stroke during the damping, and a coupling mechanism is provided for coupling the actuating arm or an actuating part connectable thereto to the damper when the actuating arm is moved into the two end positions. The coupling mechanism has an actuator for performing the damping stroke of the damper, and the actuator acts on the damper when the actuating arm is moved into the first end position and when the actuating arm is moved into the second end position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: JULIUS BLUM GMBH
    Inventor: Harald Brunnmayr
  • Patent number: 10409388
    Abstract: A portable computing device is disclosed which may include a base element, a lid element, a first motion sensor, a second motion sensor, a processor, and an eye tracking system. The first motion sensor may be disposed in the base element. The second motion sensor may be disposed in the lid element. The processor may be configured to control the first motion sensor to detect first motion information, control the second motion sensor to detect second motion information; and determine final motion information based at least in part on the first motion information and the second motion information. The eye tracking system may be configured to determine a gaze position of a user based at least in part on the final motion information, wherein the processor is further configured to execute one or more control processes based at least in part on the determined gaze position meeting a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Mårten Skogö, John Elvesjö, Jan-Erik Lundkvist, Per Lundberg
  • Patent number: 10386894
    Abstract: A rotatable coupling device applied to flexible display screen includes two folding sections, a hinge disposed between the two folding sections and at least one responsive structure, which is connected with the folding sections. When the folding sections are unfolded/folded around the hinge, the responsive structure is unfolded/folded along with the folding sections. The folding sections and the responsive structure are relatively displaceable so that during the unfolding/folding process, the transmission of the deformation amount on inner and outer faces caused by the bending of the hinge can be interrupted. Therefore, the deformation amount is prevented from being further transmitted from the responsive structure outward. When the flexible display screen is coupled with the responsive structure, the responsive structure is able to absorb the deformation amount so as to eliminate the pulling or compression effect on the flexible display screen due to the deformation amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: First Dome Corporation
    Inventor: An Szu Hsu
  • Patent number: 10352354
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Fositek Corporation
    Inventors: An-Szu Hsu, Way-Han Dai, Chun-Han Lin
  • Patent number: 10345867
    Abstract: A shaft structure includes a rotation shaft, a transmission structure coupled to the rotation shaft, and a moving structure coupled to the transmission structure. The rotation shaft includes a first transmission member fixedly arranged on the rotation shaft. The transmission structure rotates along with the rotation shaft, and includes a second transmission member engaged with the first transmission member. The moving structure moves translationally with respect to the rotation shaft in response to a rotation of the transmission structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tianshui Tan, Liang Han, Ran Zhang
  • Patent number: 10337224
    Abstract: A door hinge includes first and second leaves each with a plate portion, a free edge and an opposite geared edge, the geared edges meshing with each other as the leaves operationally pivot. Each leaf has a front surface and an opposite back surface. A cap covers the meshed geared edges on the back surface and defines a pivot axis for each of the leaves, the cap defining a channel A recess is provided in the front surface of each leaf, the recesses being in communication with the channel, each recess defining a break in the geared edges. First and second access panels are removably secured in the recesses, having a geared panel edge complementary with the leaf geared edge and filling the break, and at least one of the access panels being secured to the respective hinge leaf by security fasteners extending only into the leaf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ARCHITECTURAL BUILDERS HARDWARE MFG., INC.
    Inventor: Ankit Shah
  • Patent number: 10317934
    Abstract: An information handling system a flexible display screen, first and second display platforms, and a rack gear component. The flexible display screen is movably mounted to the first and second display platforms. The rack gear component is mounted between the first and second display platforms, and controls support of the flexible display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Patrick Hampton, Gerald R. Pelissier, George Tzeng, John Trevor Morrison, Alpha Y F Cheng
  • Patent number: 10303223
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided which includes a first housing including a first surface and a second surface that faces in a direction opposite or perpendicular to the first surface, a second housing including a third surface that is capable of facing the first surface and a fourth surface that faces in a direction opposite or perpendicular to the third surface, and a hinge structure at least partially inserted into a first recess open on the first surface and a second recess open on the third surface, and couples the first housing and the second housing to be rotatable in relation to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Ji-Sang Park, Ki-Sung Kim, Du-Yeong Choi
  • Patent number: 10296054
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a processor; memory accessible by the processor; a first housing that includes a first link end; a second housing that includes a second link end; and a hinge assembly that includes a first link coupled to the first link end via a first axle, a second link coupled to the second link end via a second axle and an intermediate axle that operatively couples the first link and the second link where stop surfaces of the first and second links define a minimum radius of curvature of the hinge assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Joseph Anthony Holung, Tin-Lup Wong, Bouziane Yebka, Joseph David Plunkett, Philip John Jakes
  • Patent number: 10281951
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a first casing, a second casing, and a hinge which couples them rotatably from a first state to a second state. The hinge includes a first shaft, a first rotation engaging portion, a second shaft, a second rotation engaging portion, a housing, and a transmission unit. The transmission unit links the first engaging portion and the second engaging portion and rotates them with respect to a rotation angle of the housing from the first state to the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Client Solutions Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Lin Vic, Chiu Brad, Lin Walter, Huang San, Minoru Enomoto
  • Patent number: 10257331
    Abstract: A rotation mechanism is provided. The rotation mechanism includes a rotation assembly, a base assembly, and a connection assembly. The rotation assembly includes a position member, a first rotation shaft rotatably coupled to the position member, a second rotation shaft rotatably coupled to the position member and separated from and parallel to the first rotation shaft, and a sliding member slidably disposed between the first rotation shaft and the second rotation shaft. The base assembly includes a base body coupled to the rotation assembly, a first slide base slidably coupled to the base body, and a second slide base slidably coupled to the base body. The second slide base and the first slide base are located at two opposite sides of the base body. The connection assembly is coupled to the base body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Yugui Lin, Jiao Cheng
  • Patent number: 10234905
    Abstract: Examples of a hinge for foldable components are described herein. In an example, the hinge can include a plurality of bracing elements, a bracing element from the plurality of bracing elements can be operably coupled to an adjacent bracing element from the plurality of bracing elements, to fold the plurality of bracing elements into an arcuate shape. Each bracing element can be supported and locked against the adjacent bracing element in the arcuate shape. The hinge can further include an end coupler at each longitudinal end of the hinge to couple the hinge to a flexible element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Wei-Chung Chen, Wei-Kuang Chu, Chi-Hao Chang, Kuan-Ting Wu, Cheng-Feng Liao, Charlie Ku, Kun Chih Wang
  • Patent number: 10190664
    Abstract: A transmission drive unit of a seat adjusting device, comprising an electrical drive motor (2), a spindle drive (3) comprising a spindle (30) which is able to be driven by the drive motor (2), a nut (31) which is connected to a first seat component, and a housing (4), wherein the housing (4) is produced from a plastic material, the housing (4) comprises a first interface (5) for attaching to a second seat component, and the housing (4) comprises a first bearing surface (7) for bearing the spindle (30) of the spindle drive (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Riedinger, Andreas Stock, Gilles Peter, Christof Angerer, Allan Dassaev Cadena Lopez, Luis Angel Ramirez Ortiz
  • Patent number: 10184283
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a spindle with speed adjustment and automatic return device, included set up one resilient component, one cylinder, also one spindle and one cam of the same spindle on a base, between the cam and the resilient component set up one slider component, and one first rack set up on the slider component, both side of the cylinder set up with one cylinder rod and one flow adjustment valve, and one second rack set up on the cylinder rod, one gear set meshed in between the first rack and the second rack; the cam can follow spindle rotation and drive slider component move to the resilient component, to bring the first rack through gear set to drive the cylinder rod by the second rack, to make the cylinder through flow adjustment valve to suck the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Neao International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jen-Ping Yeh
  • Patent number: 10184281
    Abstract: A concealed hinge for a turn-tilt window with a fixed frame and a leaf is provided with a scissor mechanism with a main arm having at a first end a hinge for fastening the concealed hinge to the top of the leaf, and is hingeably connected at a second end to a scissor hinge that is intended for the connection to the frame. The scissor hinge is composed of two scissor arms that are hingeable with respect to one another in such a way that the concealed hinge can be folded up. The main arm and the scissor arms extend above one another and parallel to one another in a horizontal direction. In the folded-up situation of the concealed hinge, when viewed vertically the main arm, with a section at the second end, is located above at least one of the scissor arms of the scissor hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Emmanuel Van Parys
  • Patent number: 10028398
    Abstract: A pivotal device for a support of an electronic device includes a base and a flip module. The flip module includes first, second movable member, and third movable members. The second movable member is pivotably connected to the first movable member and is slideably mounted to the base. The third movable member is pivotably connected to the base and the second movable member and is slideably mounted to the first movable member. When the third movable member pivots relative to the second movable member, frictional resistance is generated to fix an angle between the third movable member and the second movable member. Operation of the pivotal device during the extending or closing procedure is smooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Leohab Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chao-Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 10000955
    Abstract: Biaxial hinge compatible with thinner terminal device capable of avoiding any hindrance to the use of various plugs, the biaxial hinge having an attaching part attached to a first casing of the terminal device, wherein the attaching part has an attaching plate section and a bearing section, a first hinge shaft, a second hinge shaft, wherein the second hinge shaft is in parallel to the first hinge shaft and rotatable, a synchronous rotation generator for rotating the first and the second hinge shafts in a synchronized manner in a direction different from each other, a friction torque generator provided on the second hinge shaft for generating a friction torque to rotation of both hinge shafts, and a rotational force generator provided on the second hinge shaft as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Kem HongKong Limited
    Inventor: Qilong Shang
  • Patent number: 9963924
    Abstract: A door hinge is provided to slant such that a free end of a door is rotated obliquely upward while the door is opened, and an energizing type balancer to assist an opening/closing operation of the door is provided. A hinge axis of the door hinge slants relative to a vertical line, having an upper side thereof being positioned on an inward side in a vehicle width direction and on a forward side in a vehicle longitudinal direction such that a locus of the free end of the door while the door is opened becomes substantially horizontal or lowers in an opening direction at a point before the door is opened to a maximum open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukihiro Moriyama
  • Patent number: 9915086
    Abstract: The triaxial hinge includes a first hinge shaft attached to a first casing via a first bracket, a second hinge shaft attached to a second casing via a second bracket and a third hinge shaft coupled to one end portion of a first coupling part and one end portion of a second coupling part. Respective other end portions of both coupling parts are attached to the first hinge shaft. There is a gear type synchronous rotation unit for transmitting a rotation of one of the first hinge shaft and the second hinge shaft accompanied by an opening and closing operation of the both casings to the other hinge shaft via the third hinge shaft, which is made to move in a forward and backward direction as accompanied by an opening and closing operation of the both casings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: KEM HONGKONG LIMITED
    Inventor: Hideo Kato
  • Patent number: 9898050
    Abstract: A connection device for an apparatus includes a first rotation shaft, a second rotation shaft, a synchronization bulk, and a guide bulk. The first rotation shaft includes a first synchronization section set with a first groove; the second rotation shaft is in parallel with the first rotation shaft and includes a second synchronization section set with a second groove. The synchronization bulk includes a first end, a second end disposed opposite the first end, and a position limitation section, with the first end being disposed within the first groove and capable of sliding within the first groove, the second end being disposed within the second groove and capable of sliding within the second groove; the guide bulk being set with a first containing groove, a second containing groove, and a guide groove containing groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jun Xu
  • Patent number: 9756964
    Abstract: A foldable enclosure apparatus for a baby bed has a hub device, a supporting assembly and four linking devices. The hub device has four racks. The supporting assembly is disposed around the hub device. Each linking device is connected with the hub device and the supporting assembly. Each linking device has a first linking assembly and a second linking assembly. The hub device is pulled and the racks are moved upwardly. The first linking assemblies and the supporting assembly are moved toward the hub device. The installment of the first linking assemblies and the second linking assemblies has the effects of linkage and balance. Therefore, the foldable enclosure apparatus for a baby bed can be easily, smoothly and steadily folded and spread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignees: SUNNYLOVE BABY PRODUCTS ZHUHAI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Cheng-Fan Yang
  • Patent number: 9719280
    Abstract: A multi-pin hinge includes a first mounting pin, a second mounting pin, a linkage pin assembly, a first single-pin gear, a second single-pin gear and a double-pin gear assembly. The first single-pin gear is sleeved on the first mounting pin, the second single-pin gear is sleeved on the second mounting pin, and the linkage pin assembly is movably connected between the first mounting pin and the second mounting pin by the double-pin gear assembly. The multi-pin hinge connect two bodies of an electronic device to two mounting pins, thus a first body is rotatable around a second body without directly contacting the second body, thereby avoiding providing a gap or a protruding block on the two bodies. An electronic device using the multi-pin hinge can avoid providing a protruding block and/or a groove, thus the electronic device has a regular appearance and structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ping Tian
  • Patent number: 9637154
    Abstract: A stroller which may be folded or collapsed for storage purposes and a hinge for facilitating the stroller folding. The hinge includes a housing, a first pivoting hinge member that is pivotally connected to the housing, and a second pivoting hinge member that is pivotally connected to the housing. The first pivoting hinge member may be connected to the second pivoting hinge member, such as by a linking member, so that the pivoting hinge members rotate in opposite directions. The hinge may also include a slide member having a pin that may move between a locked position and an unlocked position. In the locked position, the slide member engages protrusions on one or both of the pivoting hinge members in order to hold the hinge in an operational position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: BRITAX CHILD SAFETY, INC.
    Inventor: Zhenqiang Liu
  • Patent number: 9639824
    Abstract: Containers for an inventory system can be formed from a set of container segments bounded by container partitions. The container segments can be coupled end to end to one another and include receiving features for receiving partitions therein. A segment can separate from an adjacent segment in response to receiving a partition in a receiving feature at an end of one of the segments, or in response to interaction with decoupler distinct from the partition. Containers of differing lengths can be provided by using partitions to bound different numbers of interconnected segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremiah David Brazeau
  • Patent number: 9623737
    Abstract: Rigid panel sections can include a rigid panel, a first frame member, a second frame member and a coupling mechanism. The rigid panel can have a first face, a second face opposite the first face, and an edge therebetween. The first face can having a first margin adjacent the edge and the second face can have a second margin adjacent the edge. The first frame member can be disposed along at least a portion of the edge and can have a first flange overlying the first margin. A second frame member, distinct from the first frame member, can be disposed along at least a portion of the edge and can have a second flange overlying the second margin. The coupling mechanism connecting the second frame member and the first frame member together can be positioned outboard of the edge. Methods of assembling the rigid panel sections are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Extang Corporation
    Inventors: Jerome J. Facchinello, Charles A. Fabros
  • Patent number: 9611683
    Abstract: An electronic device and a connection apparatus are provided. The electronic device includes a first body, a second body and a connection apparatus rotatably connecting the first body to the second body. The connection apparatus includes a first damping member and a second damping member, which are operable to mutually cooperate with each other, wherein a contact force between the first damping member and the second damping member is variable to accordingly generate a variable damping force on the first body and the second body according to a relative arrangement between the first body and the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ran Zhang, Wei Su
  • Patent number: 9611680
    Abstract: A double-shaft hinge and an electronic device are provided. The double-shaft hinge includes a transmission device, and a first rotation shaft and a second rotation shaft in parallel with each other. The transmission device includes a first transmission member sleeved on the first rotation shaft and circumferentially fixed on the first rotation shaft, a second transmission member sleeved on the second rotation shaft and circumferentially fixed on the second rotation shaft, and a third transmission member. The third transmission member is arranged between the first transmission member and the second transmission member, and has one end engaged with the first transmission member, and another end engaged with the second transmission member. The first transmission member and the second transmission member are connected by the third transmission member to be rotatable with respect to each other in opposite directions simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Xu
  • Patent number: 9606578
    Abstract: A connector and an electronic device that includes the connector are described. The connector includes a first helical gear for connecting with a first part of an electronic device; a second helical gear for connecting with a second part of the electronic device; and an intermediate helical gear located between and engaged with the first helical gear and the second helical gear, wherein axes of the first helical gear and the second helical gear are parallel to each other, and an axis of the intermediate helical gear is orthogonal to that of the first helical gear and the second helical gear, so that the first helical gear and the second helical gear are rotatable synchronously via a rotation of the intermediate helical gear, wherein the first helical gear and the second helical gear are engaged with the intermediate helical gear via respective line contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chunfeng Yuan, Jun Xu
  • Patent number: 9487071
    Abstract: A foldable tonneau cover for a pick-up truck is disclosed and has at least one clamp storage mechanism. Each of the clamp storage mechanism is provided with a cushion member mounted on a lower rigid cover of a frame section and over a distal end of a track rail. The cushion member has a storage notch for at least partially receiving a handle of a clamp assembly when the clamp assembly is shifted into a stored position. In the stored position, the handle is inclined in relation to the lower rigid cover, and the handle is located outside the track of the track rail. Thus, the convenience to manually operate the handle can be enhanced, the vibration during the pick-up truck is moving can be absorbed, the handle can be tightly positioned in the storage notch, and the entire strength of the lower rigid cover can be ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: CYC ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventor: Shiawdar Shaun Yue
  • Patent number: 9464471
    Abstract: A dual shaft hinge device includes a first shaft including a first expansion portion; a second shaft including a second expansion portion; a pair of securing plates joined to the first shaft and the second shaft respectively and connected to a display device and a main body of an electronic device respectively; torque elements connected to the first shaft and the second shaft; a limiting mechanism connected to the first shaft and the second shaft; a first helical gear formed on the first expansion portion; a second helical gear formed on the second expansion portion; a base including two through holes for the first shaft and the second shaft extending therethrough, two extending plates separated by a distance, two transverse through holes formed on the extending plates and two depressed portions formed on a back side of the base; and a middle gear rotatably disposed between the extending plates and engaging the first helical gear and the second helical gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: LIANHONG ART CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chia-Hui Chen, Tzu-Yu Lin, Yen-Ting Chen
  • Patent number: 9307795
    Abstract: An angled adapter configured for engagement between a carrier-mounted bicycle cradle and a bicycle anti-sway device. The adapter includes an adapter body. The adapter body has a cradle engagement portion at a top end thereof and an anti-sway engagement portion at a bottom end thereof. The adapter body also includes an angled extension portion interconnected between the cradle engagement portion and the anti-sway engagement portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: THULE SWEDEN AB
    Inventors: Karl Wiedemann, Reed E. Frick, Noel W. Roberts, Stewart Semeraro, James T. Stevens, Kevin S. Bogoslofski
  • Patent number: 9290974
    Abstract: A hinge device for a door is provided. The hinge device has two hinge members which engage with each other and a hinge cap. A bearing with one or more tapered ends engages with the hinge members to allow easy opening and closing of a door attached to the hinge device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: SPECIAL-LITE INC.
    Inventor: Mark Alexander
  • Patent number: 9192060
    Abstract: The electronic device includes a first casing, a second casing, and a connecting member engaging with the first casing to allow the first casing to turn about a first axis of rotation, and engaging with the second casing to allow the second casing to turn about a second axis of rotation. When a turning angle is 0 or 360 degrees, a distance between the first and second axes of rotation equals to the sum of a half of the sum of the thicknesses of the first and second casings and a clearance between the first and second casings, and the first axis of rotation is arranged at a position shifted from the center of the first casing in a reference direction to the second casing side, by a half of a value calculated by subtracting the thickness of the first casing from the thickness of a first casing-side connecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Kawasaki