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1. (WO2018080818) HINGE WITH MINIMIZED FREE PLAY

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/080818    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/056707
Publication Date: Fri May 04 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Oct 17 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G06F 1/16
E05D 1/04
E05D 5/00
E05D 11/08
Applicants: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
Inventors: PARK, Daniel Clark
BITZ, Brian
TOMKY, Brett Andrew
Title: HINGE WITH MINIMIZED FREE PLAY
Abstract:
Disclosed herein are hinge devices having reduced or minimized free play. Specifically, disclosed herein are hinge devices having surface elements positioned on a surface of a hinge component to reduce or eliminate any free play present between interacting hinge components. In one or more embodiments, the hinge includes a first hinge component having a first guide and a second hinge component having a second guide, wherein the second hinge component is rotatably mounted on at least one surface of the first hinge component such that the first guide is positioned within the second guide or the second guide is positioned within the first guide. At least one surface element is disposed on a surface of the first guide or the second guide to provide a reduction in free play at a location of the at least one surface element.