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1. US20190264483 - Hinge mechanism

Office
United States of America
Application Number 16409401
Application Date 10.05.2019
Publication Number 20190264483
Publication Date 29.08.2019
Grant Number 11028628
Grant Date 08.06.2021
Publication Kind B2
IPC
E05D 11/00
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
05LOCKS; KEYS; WINDOW OR DOOR FITTINGS; SAFES
DHINGES OR OTHER SUSPENSION DEVICES FOR DOORS, WINDOWS, OR WINGS
11Additional features or accessories of hinges
E05D 1/04
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
05LOCKS; KEYS; WINDOW OR DOOR FITTINGS; SAFES
DHINGES OR OTHER SUSPENSION DEVICES FOR DOORS, WINDOWS, OR WINGS
1Pinless hinges; Substitutes for hinges
04with guide members shaped as circular arcs
G06F 1/16
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/-G06F13/82
16Constructional details or arrangements
H04M 1/02
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
1Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers
02Constructional features of telephone sets
CPC
E05D 1/04
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
05LOCKS; KEYS; WINDOW OR DOOR FITTINGS; SAFES
DHINGES OR SUSPENSION DEVICES FOR DOORS, WINDOWS OR WINGS
1Pinless hinges; Substitutes for hinges
04with guide members shaped as circular arcs
E05D 11/0081
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
05LOCKS; KEYS; WINDOW OR DOOR FITTINGS; SAFES
DHINGES OR SUSPENSION DEVICES FOR DOORS, WINDOWS OR WINGS
11Additional features or accessories of hinges
0081for transmitting energy, e.g. electrical cable routing
G06F 1/1681
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/00G06F13/00 and G06F21/00
16Constructional details or arrangements
1613for portable computers
1633Constructional details or arrangements of portable computers not specific to the type of enclosures covered by groups G06F1/1615 - G06F1/1626
1675Miscellaneous details related to the relative movement between the different enclosures or enclosure parts which could be adopted independently from the movement typologies specified in G06F1/1615 and subgroups
1681Details related solely to hinges
H04M 1/022
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
1Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers
02Constructional features of telephone sets
0202Portable telephone sets, e.g. cordless phones, mobile phones or bar type handsets
0206Portable telephones comprising a plurality of mechanically joined movable body parts, e.g. hinged housings
0208characterized by the relative motions of the body parts
0214Foldable telephones, i.e. with body parts pivoting to an open position around an axis parallel to the plane they define in closed position
0216Foldable in one direction, i.e. using a one degree of freedom hinge
022The hinge comprising two parallel pivoting axes
E05Y 2900/606
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
05LOCKS; KEYS; WINDOW OR DOOR FITTINGS; SAFES
YINDEXING SCHEME RELATING TO HINGES OR OTHER SUSPENSION DEVICES FOR DOORS, WINDOWS OR WINGS AND DEVICES FOR MOVING WINGS INTO OPEN OR CLOSED POSITION, CHECKS FOR WINGS AND WING FITTINGS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, CONCERNED WITH THE FUNCTIONING OF THE WING
2900Application of doors, windows, wings or fittings thereof
60for other use
606for electronic devices
Y10T 16/5257
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
16Miscellaneous hardware [e.g., bushing, carpet fastener, caster, door closer, panel hanger, attachable or adjunct handle, hinge, window sash balance, etc.]
52Hinge
525Pliant or elastic hinge
5257Snap or X hinge
Applicants Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
Inventors Esa-Sakari Määttä
Agents Ray Quinney & Nebeker P.C.
Paul N. Taylor
Title
(EN) Hinge mechanism
Abstract
(EN)

Technologies are described for a hinge mechanism coupled to at least a dual-display device wherein the displays can rotate with respect to each other through 360 degrees. The hinge mechanism has at least one flexible connection member that follows a generally S-shaped path when the displays are in a tablet position. In some embodiments, a second flexible connection member can be added that follows a mirrored S-shaped path. The S-shaped path of the first flexible connection member and the mirrored S-shape path of the second flexible connection member together create a cross-configuration. In other embodiments, interconnected friction hinges can allow for a free-stop function at any point along the 360 degrees of rotation.