Including Toothed Gear Patents (Class 16/354)
  • Patent number: 11516932
    Abstract: A foldable display device includes a hinge, a support plate connected to opposite ends of the hinge and a display panel module disposed on the support plate. The hinge includes a rotation axis module having a rotation axis. A first slider is connected to the rotation axis and includes a first guide line. A second slider is connected to the support plate and includes a second guide line. A link arm includes a link arm body. The link arm body has a link arm rotation axis disposed at a first end of the link arm body and a link arm pin hole disposed at a second end of the link arm body. A link arm pin is configured to extend through the link arm pin hole, the first guide line and the second guide line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignees: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD., FINE DNC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Yong Sim, Chang Soo Kim, Se Yong Kim, Sung Chun Hong
  • Patent number: 11484159
    Abstract: A foldable screen and a shower room are provided. The foldable screen includes a transmission gear mechanism and a plurality of panel bodies arranged in sequence. End portions of two adjacent sides of two adjacent panel bodies enclose to form a mounting opening into which the transmission gear mechanism is installed for realizing folding and unfolding of the plurality of panel bodies. The transmission gear mechanism includes a housing having a receiving cavity therein, the housing being installed in the mounting opening; a first gear located in the receiving cavity and installed on one of the two adjacent panel bodies; and a second gear meshed with the first gear, the second gear being located in the receiving cavity and installed on the other of the two adjacent panel bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIAN XIHE SANITARY WARE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Xiaofa Lin, Xiaoshan Lin, Pengxing Zheng, Youchang Shen, Xiaoqing Deng
  • Patent number: 11490532
    Abstract: Examples of hinge assemblies are described. In an example implementation, a hinge assembly includes hinge elements which are interconnected to move the hinge assembly between a folded position and an unfolded position. The hinge assembly further includes elastic members disposed between the hinge elements at a first side and a second side thereof. When the hinge assembly is moved from the unfolded position towards the folded position, elastic members at the first side are decompressed and elastic members at the second side are stretched. When the hinge assembly is moved from the folded position towards the unfolded position, elastic members at the first side are compressed and the elastic members at the second side are destretched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Wei-Chung Chen, Kuan-Ting Wu, Chi-Hao Chang
  • Patent number: 11425827
    Abstract: A foldable electronic device including a first body, a second body, a flexible display disposed on the first and the second bodies, a hinge assembly connected between the first and the second bodies, an extension chain assembly, and a linkage is provided. The first and the second bodies are rotated relatively to be unfolded or folded via the hinge assembly. An end of the linkage and an end of the extension chain assembly are pivoted together and coupled to the first body in a sliding and pivoting manner. Another end of the linkage is pivoted to the hinge assembly, and another end of the extension chain assembly is pivoted to the second body. In a transforming process between the folded and the unfolded states, an extension traveling of the extension chain assembly compensates a size difference of the flexible display between the folded and the unfolded states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Ting-Wen Pai, Chi-Hung Lai, Wu-Chen Lee, Chih-Chun Liu
  • Patent number: 11382228
    Abstract: A dual-axis hinge assembly may include a casing defining a first slot and a second slot. Further, the dual-axis hinge assembly may include a first shaft and a second shaft received through the first and second slots, respectively. The first shaft and the second shaft may engage with a first housing and a second housing of an electronic device. Furthermore, dual-axis hinge assembly may include a foldable linkage disposed in the casing and connected between the first shaft and the second shaft. Furthermore, dual-axis hinge assembly may include an elastic member connected to the foldable linkage. The foldable linkage and the elastic member may enable the first shaft and the second shaft to slide along the first slot and the second slot to variably adjust a distance between a pivot axis of the first housing and a pivot axis of the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Wei-Chung Chen, Kuan-Ting Wu
  • Patent number: 11334121
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to hinge connectors with rotation control units. In an example, a hinge connector may couple a base unit with a cover unit of a device. The hinge connector includes hinge shaft. The rotation control unit is to control the rotation of the hinge shaft and stop a free-rotation of the hinge shaft at a predefined angle with respect to the base unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Wei-Chung Chen, Kuan-Ting Wu, Chung Hua Ku
  • Patent number: 11301006
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hinge module and a foldable type device with the same. In the hinge module, a first curved guiding portion and a second curved guiding portion are provided between two lateral surfaces of a curved body, and a first connecting portion of a first rotating member is connected with a first support plate. At least one of the first curved blocks of the first rotating member is swingable and limited within the first curved guiding portion. A second connecting portion of a second rotating member is connected with a second support plate. At least one of the second curved blocks of the second rotating member is swingable and limited within the second curved guiding portion. A first linkage assembly has one end pivotally connected with one side of the first curved block. A second linking member is provided at another end of the two linkage assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: JARLLYTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu-Tsun Hsu
  • Patent number: 11266030
    Abstract: A hinge member of a display device includes: first, second, and third plates which are spaced apart from each other; a first rotating shaft and a second rotating shaft to rotate the second plate; a third rotating shaft and a fourth rotating shaft to rotate the third plate; a first shaft support connected to one end of the first rotating shaft and one end of the second rotating shaft; a second shaft support connected to other end of the first rotating shaft and other end of the second rotating shaft; a third shaft support connected to one end of the third rotating shaft and one end of the fourth rotating shaft; a fourth shaft support connected to other end of the third rotating shaft and other end of the fourth rotating shaft. At least one of the first and second rotating shafts and at least one of the third and fourth rotating shafts are linearly movable in response to rotation of one of the second and third plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinhyoung Kim, Jungil Lee
  • Patent number: 11256303
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a shaft structure and an electronic device. A shaft structure includes a first fixing bracket, a second fixing bracket, and two or more dual-shaft modules. A dual-shaft module comprises a connecting element, a first shaft, a second shaft, a synchronizing element, a first fixing element, and a second fixing element. The first shaft and the second shaft are linked to the connecting element and rotate with respect to the connecting element. The synchronizing element is connected to the first shaft and the second shaft respectively to synchronize rotations of the first shaft and the second shaft. The first fixing element is connected to one end of the connecting element and the first fixing bracket. The second fixing element is connected to another end of the connecting element and the second fixing bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaosong Xia
  • Patent number: 11259428
    Abstract: One or more embodiments relate to a foldable electronic device. The electronic device includes a display, a foldable housing including a first housing structure and a second housing structure, and a hinge structure disposed between the first housing structure and the second housing structure. The hinge structure may include a first structure configured to enable the first housing structure to rotate about a first folding axis and the second housing structure to rotate about a second folding axis, and a second structure configured to fix the first housing structure and the second housing structure in an unfolded state or a folded state. Other various embodiments are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyosung Kang, Yongwoon Kim, Myeongsil Park, Kwangho Shin, Sangyup Lee, Jinwan An
  • Patent number: 11252833
    Abstract: A hinge module and a foldable electronic device comprising the same are disclosed. The hinge module comprises a support piece. The foldable electronic device comprises a central body, a first panel body, a second panel body, and a flexible screen. When the first panel body and the second panel body are in an unfolded state, the flexible screen is flattened and the support piece is located at the first position for the supporting surface abutting against the bendable area of the flexible screen; and when the first panel body and the second panel body are in a folded state, the bendable area is bent, the support piece is located at the second position, and the support piece, the first panel body, and the second panel body collaboratively form a receiving space for accommodating the bendable area of the flexible screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SYNCMOLD ENTERPRISE CORP.
    Inventors: Ching-Hui Yen, Chien-Cheng Yeh, Chun-Hao Huang
  • Patent number: 11204630
    Abstract: The invention provides an electronic device comprising: a first housing; a second housing; and a double-axis hinge housing connecting the first housing and the second housing such that the second housing can rotate from the first housing around a first hinge-axis or around a second hinge-axis that is parallel to the first hinge-axis, respectively. The double-axis hinge housing may contain a double-axis hinge device comprising a first hinge device connecting the first housing and the double-axis hinge housing such that the same can rotate around the first hinge-axis, and a second hinge device which is parallel to the first hinge device, and which connects the second housing and the double-axis hinge housing such that the same can rotate around the second hinge-axis. The double-axis hinge housing may comprise a cam arranged between the first and second hinge devices to be able to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyunje Cho
  • Patent number: 11194365
    Abstract: A hinge module includes the two spindles, the two brackets, a gear set and a torque part. The two spindles are spaced apart from each other. The two brackets are respectively connected to a first side of the two spindles, where an installing direction of each of the brackets is perpendicular to an axial direction of each of the spindles. The gear set is disposed at a second side opposite to the first side of the two spindles. The torque part is disposed on the two spindles and is located between the two brackets and the gear set, where each of the brackets is adapted to rotate relative to the torque part with the corresponding spindle, and the gear set is configured to drive the two spindles rotating in opposite directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Che-Hsien Chu, Chun-An Shen
  • Patent number: 11186151
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a truck cover system that includes a side rail, a cover, and a latching mechanism. The latching mechanisms include a housing attached to the cover, a latch extending through a first end of the housing and configured to engage with a bottom portion of the side rail, a cap attached to a second end of the housing, a plunger attached to the latch and having a first plunger end partially extending through an opening of the cap, an anchor element attached to the first plunger end preventing the first plunger end from entering the housing, and a spring wrapped around the plunger. When the spring is compressed, the latch may disengage with the side rail, and, when the spring is uncompressed, the latch may engage with the side rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Cixi City Liyuan Auto Parts Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Enli Xu
  • Patent number: 11180010
    Abstract: Novel techniques are provided for implementing a tonneau cover system. A tonneau cover system might include a first side rail configured to be coupled to a side wall of a bed of a truck, a first connection plate attached to and extending from the first side rail, a second connection plate, an extension plate extending from and attached to the second connection plate, and a cover for covering the bed of the truck and coupled to the extension plate. The first connection plate might include a recess on a bottom surface of the first connection plate. The second connection plate might include a first protrusion mirroring the first recess on the first connection plate. The first protrusion of the second connection plate might removably engage with the recess on the bottom surface of the first connection plate to couple the second connection plate to the first connection plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Cixi City Liyuan Auto Parts Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Enli Xu
  • Patent number: 11124999
    Abstract: An adjustable door hinge that includes a rack and pinion gear set that is adapted to adjust hinge alignment relative to a door frame/case. As the pinion gear is rotated, a set of gear racks acts as a set of tapered wedges that change the alignment of the hinge relative to the door frame/case. Once the desired alignment of the hinge is reached, hinge mounting screws can be tightened to releasably couple the assembly in the proper alignment/location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventor: David D. Curry
  • Patent number: 11129287
    Abstract: A hinge module for a foldable type device is connected to two casings, and applied to work with a flexible monitor. Each casing has two casing bodies. The hinge module includes a base and two slide mechanisms. End parts of two connection members of each slide mechanism are pivoted with two shaft parts of the base, thereby allowing two axial (rotating) drive members of each slide mechanism to be guided to move, opposite ends of each connection member and each radial linkage member are respectively connected to the casing body; with a transmission effect of each rotating transmission member between each axial (rotating) drive member and each radial linkage member and a mutual guiding effect between the casing bodies, each casing body can stably retract and the length variation of the flexible monitor can be compensated through the displacing path, thereby reducing the curvature of a bent portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: JARLLYTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu-Tsun Hsu
  • Patent number: 11106239
    Abstract: A display device includes a display module including non-folding areas arranged with each other in a first direction and a folding area between the adjacent non-folding areas, a hinge under the display module and configured to fold the display module with respect to the folding area, a supporter between the non-folding areas and the hinge, and a guide portion connected to the supporter and configured to be inserted into a guide groove defined in the hinge. A length in the first direction of the guide groove is obtained utilizing a length of an arc of the folding area when the display module is folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyoyul Yoon, Kyoungah Lee, Sung Chul Choi, MinGu Kim, Hyunsuk Nam, Hansun Ryou, Mansik Myeong, Dongjin Park
  • Patent number: 11093008
    Abstract: A portable information handling system housing rotationally couples first and second housing portions with a hinge assembly having first and second axles held in a parallel fixed lateral disposition by interaction of a gear chassis, a drive carriage and an idler assembly. The first and second axles expand to increase the distance between the first and second housing portions in the event that the housing portions close over an object disposed between them. The idler assembly couples to the gear chassis and drive carriage to rotate with the second axle as it moves relative to the first axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: James H. Hallar, John Trevor Morrison
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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