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1. WO2017218250 - HINGE WITH FREE-STOP FUNCTION

Publication Number WO/2017/218250
Publication Date 21.12.2017
International Application No. PCT/US2017/036256
International Filing Date 07.06.2017
IPC
G06F 1/16 2006.1
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/-G06F13/82
16Constructional details or arrangements
H04M 1/02 2006.1
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
1Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers
02Constructional features of telephone sets
CPC
B21D 53/40
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
21MECHANICAL METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
DWORKING OR PROCESSING OF SHEET METAL OR METAL TUBES, RODS OR PROFILES WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
53Making other particular articles
38locksmith's goods, e.g. handles
40hinges, e.g. door hinge plates
B21K 13/02
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
21MECHANICAL METAL-WORKING WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING METAL
KMAKING FORGED OR PRESSED METAL PRODUCTS, e.g. HORSE-SHOES, RIVETS, BOLTS OR WHEELS
13Making locksmiths' goods, e.g. handles for cases
02hinges
E05D 11/082
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
05LOCKS; KEYS; WINDOW OR DOOR FITTINGS; SAFES
DHINGES OR SUSPENSION DEVICES FOR DOORS, WINDOWS OR WINGS
11Additional features or accessories of hinges
08Friction devices between relatively-movable hinge parts
082with substantially radial friction, e.g. cylindrical friction surfaces
E05D 3/12
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
05LOCKS; KEYS; WINDOW OR DOOR FITTINGS; SAFES
DHINGES OR SUSPENSION DEVICES FOR DOORS, WINDOWS OR WINGS
3Hinges with pins
06with two or more pins
12with two parallel pins and one arm
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
G06F 1/1618
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
1615with several enclosures having relative motions, each enclosure supporting at least one I/O or computing function
1616with folding flat displays, e.g. laptop computers or notebooks having a clamshell configuration, with body parts pivoting to an open position around an axis parallel to the plane they define in closed position
1618the display being foldable up to the back of the other housing with a single degree of freedom, e.g. by 360° rotation over the axis defined by the rear edge of the base enclosure
Applicants
  • MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • MÄÄTTÄ, Esa-Sakari
Agents
  • MINHAS, Sandip
  • CHEN, Wei-Chen Nicholas
  • DRAKOS, Katherine J.
  • KADOURA, Judy M.
  • HOLMES, Danielle J.
  • SWAIN, Cassandra T.
  • WONG, Thomas S.
  • CHOI, Daniel
  • HWANG, William C.
  • WIGHT, Stephen A.
Priority Data
15/182,31814.06.2016US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) HINGE WITH FREE-STOP FUNCTION
(FR) CHARNIÈRE À FONCTION D'ARRÊT LIBRE
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.
(FR)
L'invention concerne également des Technologies pour un mécanisme à charnière couplé à au moins un dispositif à double affichage dans lequel les affichages peuvent tourner l'un par rapport à l'autre sur 360 degrés. Le mécanisme de charnière comporte au moins un élément de connexion flexible qui suit un trajet généralement en forme de S lorsque les dispositifs d'affichage sont en position de tablette. Dans certains modes de réalisation, on peut ajouter un second élément de connexion flexible qui suit un trajet en forme de S en miroir. Le trajet en forme de S du premier élément de connexion flexible et le trajet en forme de S en miroir du second élément de connexion flexible créent ensemble une configuration transversale. Dans d'autres modes de réalisation, des charnières à friction interconnectées peuvent permettre une fonction d'arrêt libre à n'importe quel point le long des 360 degrés de rotation.
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