Including Toothed Gear Patents (Class 16/354)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9121207
    Abstract: A hinge including a first hinge member including a first magnetic element; and a second hinge member including a second magnetic element, wherein the first and second hinge members are hingedly mounted to each other. The first and second hinge members are substantially maintained in a retained position via magnetic force between the first and second magnetic elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Christopher Stuart
  • Publication number: 20150146362
    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 motion translated between lid and housing portions through first and second engage gears of different diameters. The hinge has first and second axles held in a spaced and substantially parallel orientation by a support with first and second gears having a gear ratio of substantially 2.54 to 1. Overall system thickness is reduced by having a lid portion gear with a diameter of substantially the thickness of the lid portion and a housing portion gear with a diameter of substantially the thickness of the housing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: David M. Meyers
  • Patent number: 9032590
    Abstract: An exemplary rotating mechanism for positioning a rotation angle of a second body relative to a first body is provided. The first body includes a pair of sidewalls. The second body includes a pair of connecting arms rotatably connected to the sidewalls. The rotating mechanism includes a pair of positioning gears rotatably connected to the sidewalls, a brake slidably connected to the first body, and a button fastened to the brake. Each of the positioning gears includes a positioning block extending out of the sidewalls. The brake is driven to brake the positioning gears by the button when the button is moved towards the sidewalls. The positioning block is fixed at a predetermined position to position the rotation angle of the second body when the positioning gears are braked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang-Ming Kuan, Ming-Chien Chiu
  • Patent number: 9027205
    Abstract: A gear cam mounting device in a dual-hinge device for a portable terminal is provided, in which first and second hinge shafts provide first and second parallel hinge axes, respectively, first and second gear cams are fixed around the first and second hinge shafts, in engagement with each other, and first and second locking units penetrate respectively through the first and second gear cams in a direction that is perpendicular to the first and second hinge axes, for locking the first and second gear cams to surround the first and second hinge shafts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Ho Ahn, Ji-Hoon Park, Kun-Woo Baek
  • Patent number: 9021657
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes first and second device units and at least one hinge assembly configured to pivotably connect the second device unit to the first device unit. The hinge assembly includes a first fixing unit configured to be fixed to the first device unit, a second fixing unit configured to be fixed to the second device unit, a plurality of shaft members configured to be arranged in parallel with one another and to include first and second outer shaft members respectively mounted on the first and second fixing units and a plurality of inner shaft members arranged between the first and second outer shaft members, and a gear unit mounted on the shaft members to connect the plurality of shaft members with one another through a gear mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-sun Park, Bo-won Jung
  • Patent number: 9019693
    Abstract: An electronic device capable of ejecting a peripheral element is disclosed, including a housing, a first wheel and a driving unit. The housing has a chamber, wherein the peripheral element is stored in the chamber. The first wheel is disposed in the housing, wherein the first wheel contacts the peripheral element. The driving unit is disposed in the housing, the driving unit rotates the first wheel, and the first wheel moves the peripheral element from a first position to a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corp.
    Inventor: Tien-Chung Tseng
  • Publication number: 20150047152
    Abstract: A hinge assembly of the present invention includes two parallel axle members, two gears and a transmission member. Each of the axle members has an axis and is rotatable about the axis. The gears are spaced apart from, each other, are mounted respectively and co-rotatably to the axle members, and are disposed on a plane that is perpendicular to the axis of the axle members. The transmission member is rotatable about a transmission axis that is perpendicular to and coplanar with the axes or the axle members, and meshes with the gears such that when one of the axle members rotates, the other one of the axle members is driven to rotate via the gears and the transmission member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: I3G DESIGN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yung-Fa CHENG
  • Patent number: 8938855
    Abstract: Disclosed is a gear hinge device employed in a portable apparatus including first and second housings. The gear hinge device connects the first and second housings in such a manner such that the first and second housings can be rotated about first and second hinge axes, respectively. The gear hinge device includes: a first driving unit comprising a first driving cam gear that is rotated about the first hinge axis and a second driving unit comprising a second driving cam gear that is engaged with the first driving cam gear and rotated about the second hinge axis that is parallel to the first hinge axis and a flexible auxiliary gear that is arranged coaxially to the second driving cam gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Ho Ahn, Kun-Woo Baek
  • Patent number: 8935829
    Abstract: A rotary damper includes a damper body having a cylindrical configuration and a rotor rotatably disposed in the damper body. The rotor is non-rotatably connected to an inner link so that the rotor is rotatable together with the inner link. Two teeth constituting a part of a gear are formed in an outer circumferential surface of the damper body. A tooth of a gear member rotatable together with an outer link is engaged with the teeth. By this arrangement, the damper body and the rotor can be rotated in opposite directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Sugatsune Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Oshima, Ken Shinmura, Hideki Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 8875347
    Abstract: A hinge and bracket system for a cushion seat back is provided. A bracket is attached to the side of a cushion seat back which is laying flat. The bracket is connected to a rotatable shaft, which in turn is connected to a toothed gear and a pawl. When the cushion seat back is raised upward, the toothed gear and an element of the pawl allow the cushion seat back to ratchet upwards, with the capability to lock the cushion seat back at any tooth. When the cushion seat back is raised above about 90 degrees, the pawl is forced to disengage from the toothed gear and the cushion seat back is unlocked and can be placed back in the original flat position. This hinge and bracket system may be employed in marine operations, especially for water skiing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Taco Metals; Inc.
    Inventors: Philip J. Serocki, Samuel D. Dwello
  • Patent number: 8869352
    Abstract: A multi-segment rotary shaft structure includes a driving joint assembly and a driven joint assembly. The driving joint assembly at least includes two opposite joint plates and a middle link plate assembly engaged therebetween. The driven joint assembly is disposed between the opposite joint plates and includes at least two driven plates. Opposite ends of the driven plates are formed with synchronous driving sections drivingly engaged with each other. Inward ends of the opposite joint plates are linked with outward ends of the driven plates. Outward ends of the middle link plate assembly are linked with the inward ends of the driven plates. The driving joint assembly and driven joint assembly are stringed and pivotally connected and combined, whereby the joint plates can be freely rotated around multiple rotational centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: First Dome Corporation
    Inventors: An Szu Hsu, Way Han Dai
  • Publication number: 20140217875
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes first and second device units and at least one hinge assembly configured to pivotably connect the second device unit to the first device unit. The hinge assembly includes a first fixing unit configured to be fixed to the first device unit, a second fixing unit configured to be fixed to the second device unit, a plurality of shaft members configured to be arranged in parallel with one another and to include first and second outer shaft members respectively mounted on the first and second fixing units and a plurality of inner shaft members arranged between the first and second outer shaft members, and a gear unit mounted on the shaft members to connect the plurality of shaft members with one another through a gear mesh.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Young-sun PARK, Bo-won JUNG
  • Publication number: 20140201948
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mounting device for fixing a furniture hinge, comprising a base plate, which is to be fixed to a furniture part, in particular a lateral wall of a furniture body, and comprising a fixing device for fixing the hinge to the mounting device, preferably in a removable manner. The fixing device is movably mounted on the base plate, said mounting device having a connecting element which is mounted on the base plate in a movable manner via at least one toggle lever and which can be fixed to a hinge part that can be moved during the opening and closing movement of the hinge, wherein the fixing device can be moved relative to the base plate via the toggle lever.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Julius Blum GmbH
    Inventor: Fredi DUBACH
  • Patent number: 8782853
    Abstract: A rotating mechanism for rotatably connecting a first main body with a second main body includes a main gear connected to the first main body, a pair of auxiliary gears connected to the second main body, and a connecting piece. The connecting piece includes a connecting part and a positioning part perpendicularly extending from a middle of the connecting part. The positioning part is located between the pair of auxiliary gears with two opposite ends of the positioning part rotatably connected to the pair of auxiliary gears correspondingly. An end of the connecting part away from the positioning part is connected to the main gear to allow the main gear to contact with the auxiliary gears. The first teeth engage with the second teeth to make the first main body rotate relatively about the second main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hai-Qian Ge
  • Patent number: 8769772
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a mobile electronic device is provided with a linkage mechanism that couples first and second members of the device such that the device may be moved between a first position and a second position. The linkage mechanism includes a linkage intermediate the first and second members, the linkage having a fixed length. The linkage mechanism further includes a motion constraint mechanism that constrains movement of the first member with respect to the second member to a controlled motion. The linkage mechanism described herein may further provide that the top member rotates without increasing the length or width of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jason Tyler Griffin, Martin Riddiford, James William Reeves
  • Publication number: 20140185233
    Abstract: In one embodiment an electronic device comprises at least one electronic component and a housing comprising a first section to be rotatable about a first hinge pin extending along a first axis extending proximate a first edge, a second section to be rotatable about a second hinge pin extending along a second axis substantially parallel to the first axis, and at least one connecting arm to be coupled to the first hinge pin and the second hinge pin. Other embodiments may be described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: MARK MACDONALD, SHAWN S. MCEUEN