|| List of recent Hinge Mechanism-related patents
An orthopedic device in the form of a circumferential walker includes a first member (posterior shell) and a second member (dorsal shell) corresponding to the first member. An outsole or plantar shell portion is attached to, or formed on or with the posterior shell.
|Hinge mechanism for a fluid filled lens assembly|
In an embodiment, a hinge for a fluid-filled lens assembly includes a base having a first end configured to connect to a temple arm of the lens assembly and a second end configured to connect to a frame of the lens assembly, wherein the base includes a gap that is shaped to allow for tubing to pass from the first end to the second end of the base. In an embodiment, the first end of the base includes a cammed surface configured to engage a surface of the temple arm.
|Hinge mechanism with easy assembly and electronic device therewith|
A hinge mechanism includes a sliding member, a pivoting member and a wedging member. The sliding member is disposed on a first casing in a slidable manner and includes a first bearing portion.
|Hinge mechanism and vehicle seat comprising such a mechanism, and method for making such a mechanism|
A hinge mechanism (6) for a vehicle seat, comprising: first and second frames mounted so that they can rotate relative to one another; and an annular ring comprising a cylindrical base which covers the peripheral edges of the frames, and first and second side flaps. The ring does not comprise a portion that is in contact with one of the inner faces of the frames..
An electronic device includes: a first housing that includes a first surface in which an operation portion, a hinge mechanism, and a removable cover are provided, and a second housing that is supported rotatally about an axis perpendicular to the first surface by the hinge mechanism and that is rotated between a position where the second housing faces the cover and a position where the second housing recedes from the cover.. .
|Hinge and support member arrangement|
The present disclosure relates to a hinge and support member arrangement for providing a hinged connection between a bonnet and a body structure of a vehicle. The hinge and support member arrangement comprises a hinge mechanism providing a hinged connection for opening and closing of the bonnet, and a support member adapted to be attached to the body structure of the vehicle and further adapted to carry a fender.
|Safety hinge mechanism|
A safety hinge mechanism includes first and second joining structures, an engaging member, and a biasing member. The second joining structure is pivotally joined to the first joining structure.
|Image forming apparatus|
A hinge mechanism arranged between a main body and a door, and openably and closably supporting the door, comprising: a fixed-side hinge plate disposed at the main body; and a movable side hinge plate disposed at the door, wherein the fixed-side hinge plate includes a bearing surface and a plurality of projection portions projected from the bearing surface, and the fixed-side hinge plate is mountable to (1) a first mounting portion of the main body, having holes through which the projection portions can be inserted, and being capable of abutting to the bearing surface, and (2) a second mounting portion of the main body, being capable of abutting to end surfaces of the plurality of projection portions.. .
|Control network for led-based lighting system in a transit vehicle|
A transit vehicle lighting system has a plurality of led-based lighting fixtures for providing interior illumination. A control network comprises a plurality of slave nodes for controlling the led-based lighting fixtures, and a master node for controlling the slave nodes.
An occipital plate for use in an occipitocervical fixation procedure to stabilize the base of a patient's skull with respect to the patient's neck. The occipital plate of the invention is made up of a middle portion having left and right sides, and left and right hinged legs extending outward in opposite directions from the left and right sides of the middle portion.
A battery module includes a pair of side plates arranged along two wall faces, opposing to each other in a stacking direction of battery cells, of wall faces of the battery module, a lower plate that swingably supports one end of the pair of side plates by a hinge mechanism and that is arranged along one wall face of the battery module, and an upper plate that is arranged along the wall face of the battery module so as to be opposite to the lower plate, and that connects the other ends of the pair of side plates, wherein the side plates and the upper plate are tightened and fixed by use of a fastening member with pressure being applied in the stacking direction of the battery cells in order to fix the battery module.. .
A foldable keyboard including an upper housing having a plurality of keys, a lower housing having a plurality of keys, a spine member configured for pivotally connecting the upper and lower housings along a horizontal axis defined by the upper and lower housings, and a hinge mechanism provided in the spine member and configured for enabling movement of the upper housing relative to the lower housing to move the keyboard between a closed configuration and an open configuration.. .
|Hinge mechanism and foldable ergonomic keyboard using the same|
A hinge mechanism and a foldable ergonomic keyboard having the same are disclosed. The hinge mechanism includes a pair of operating modules and a linking unit.
The hinge mechanism is displaceable from the first state to the second state by a pivotal displacement of the first hinge member with respect to the second hinge member. The hinge mechanism further comprises an abutment member attached to one of the first and second hinge members, such that when the hinge mechanism is in the second state, the other of the first and second hinge members abuts in a predetermined position relative to the abutment member, while the first and second hinge members are displaceable relative to each other via the abutment member..
|Usb stick with hingedly mounted usb connector, rotatable to multiple use positions|
The invention relates to a usb stick comprising an oblong body which comprises electronic components and a usb connector electrically connected to the electronic components, the oblong body comprising a first part and a second part which are fixed to each other by means of a hinge connection, the first part comprising the usb connector and being rotatable with respect to the second part between a storage position in which the usb connector is stored inside the oblong body and a first use position in which the usb connector extends from the oblong body, the hinge mechanism comprising a spring mechanism for moving the first part. The hinge connection comprises a blocking mechanism, provided for releasably blocking the first part in the first use position or a second use position located between the first use position and the storage position..
|Hinge mechanism for small optics and related methods|
A hinge assembly for a deployable mirror includes a base, a mirror segment base coupled to the base, a mirror segment coupled to the mirror segment base by two bearings, and at least one linear actuator secured to the base and capable of adjusting the mirror segment. Other embodiments of the hinge assembly are further disclosed..
|Usb stick with hingedly mounted usb connector|
The invention relates to a usb stick comprising an oblong body which comprises electronic components and a usb connector electrically connected to the electronic components, the oblong body comprising a first part and a second part which are fixed to each other by means of a hinge connection, the first part comprising the usb connector and being rotatable with respect to the second part between a storage position in which the usb connector is stored inside the oblong body and a first use position in which the usb connector extends from the oblong body, the hinge mechanism comprising a spring mechanism for moving the first part. The electronic components are included in the second part of the oblong body and the usb connector is connected through to the second part by means of a connecting cable at the hinge connection..
|Flat panel display including a hinge assembly|
An apparatus for a flat panel is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a flat panel assembly and a hinge mechanism coupled to the flat panel assembly.
|Hinge mechanism and clamshell device thereof|
A hinge mechanism and a clamshell device thereof are disclosed. The hinge mechanism includes a base, an axis portion, and a magnetic ring.
An information processing apparatus including a first case that includes a first display having a touch-sensing function; a second case that includes a second display having a touch-sensing function; and a hinge mechanism configured to join the first and second cases in a rotatable manner such that both the first and second displays are exposed in a closed state and such that first and second displays are arranged side-by-side on substantially the same plane in an open state.. .
|Vacuum collector assembly for lawn tractors|
A vacuum collector assembly comprises a mountable hitch having support posts connected to one another by horizontal supports and a hinge mechanism for connecting to a trailing carriage. The trailing carriage includes a lift assembly and an engine support frame for mounting thereon an engine operating conjunctively with an impeller assembly for developing negative pressure within a blower housing that is connected in between a receptacle hood and a lawn cutting deck.
A hinge mechanism includes a fixed cam with first and second sector shaped protruding portions at a fixed cam surface and a rotating cam with first and second sector shaped concave portions at a rotating cam surface, wherein the first and second sector shaped protruding portions engage the first and second sector shaped concave portions and inner and outer periphery protruding portions at the first and second sector shaped protruding portions of the fixed cam surface engage inner and outer periphery concave portions at the first and second sector shaped concave portions of the rotating cam surface at an engaging position. Further, rotation side protruding portions formed at positions other than the concave portions of the rotating cam surface engages at least two positions of the protruding portions formed at the fixed cam surface, respectively, at a position other than the engaging position..
|Flood protection gate for vehicular & pedestrian traffic|
The invention relates to a roadway flood protection and traffic barrier which provides a smooth upper surface for vehicles, pedestrians, etc. And is thin enough to be mounted to the surface of an existing roadway or parking garage ramp, for example.
|Assisted-movement system for one of a rack and a door of an appliance|
An assisted-movement system is provided for an appliance, such as a dishwasher including a tub portion defining a forward opening, a door pivotally engaged therewith for selectively engaging the forward opening, and a rack movable into and out of the tub portion through the forward opening. A biasing device is operably engaged between the tub portion and one of the door, via a hinge mechanism, and the rack.
|Portable document container|
A container adapted for use by a child in storing and transporting rolled documents is provided. The container is generally cylindrical, having a hinged container lid and a carry handle attached to the hinge mechanism to facilitate carrying by hand or attachment to another transported item, such as a child's backpack..
|High rate discharge (hrd) valve incorporating a collet sleeve release mechanism|
A valve actuation mechanism for a high rate discharge valve has a collet with fingers adjacent a valve member that provides restraint against displacement of the valve member at angularly spaced locations symmetrical about the axis of the valve member. Each collet finger has at least one projection adjacent a first end.
|Eyeglasses and means for their adjustment|
Eyeglasses which comprise a pair of optical plates for each eye. Each of the optical plates is made up of a front plate and a rear plate and a return and hinge mechanism links the optical plates of each pair with one another.
|Hinge mechanism and foldable electronic device|
A hinge mechanism suitable for a foldable electronic device has a first body, a second body and a hinging-body. The hinge mechanism includes a first cradle, a second cradle, a pair of pivoting-shafts, a pair of position-limiting elements, a set of gears and a positioning element.
|Image display device with operation unit excellent in operability and image pickup apparatus having the same|
An image display device that improves the operability of its operation unit when operated by a photographer/user in a state that an image display unit of the device has been adjusted to assume an angle where the photographer/user can easily view a displayed image. The image display device is coupled through its mounting unit to an image pickup apparatus main unit and causes the image display unit to display an image captured by the apparatus main unit.
|Two-part hinged needle magazine|
A needle magazine (10, 110) for storing a plurality of pen needle assemblies in combination with a plurality of pen needle units is disclosed. The magazines each comprise a first part (11, 111) and a second part (12, 112), each holding a number of pen needle assemblies.
|Mandibular advancement device with positive positioning hinge|
The invention is an oral appliance for prevention of sleeping problems including snoring, sleep apnea and bruxism, and may also be used to protect the teeth and gums from surgical instruments during surgery. Specifically, the appliance alters the position of the user's mandible, which is known as a method for reducing the restriction of the flow of air through the pharyngeal passageway.
|Protective hinge cover for a mobile computing device|
Embodiments of the present invention disclose a protective hinge cover for a mobile computing device. According to one embodiment, the protective hinge cover includes an inner cavity area for receiving the mobile device along with a rotatable attachment member formed therein.
|Systems and methods for collapsible luggage|
In exemplary embodiments of the present invention, systems and methods for providing collapsible luggage are presented. Such exemplary collapsible luggage can have two states: (i) a fully extended state in which said luggage is used by a user to hold, for example, clothing and objects, and (ii) a compressed or folded state in which the luggage has a minimum volume and can be easily and conveniently stored, especially where space is a premium.
|Locking hinge mechanism for a collapsible play yard frame|
A folding playpen or play yard frame and/or a locking hinge mechanism for a folding playpen or play yard frame of the type having tubular rails for supporting sides and a floor of the playpen or play yard. The locking hinge mechanism includes a housing and a lock assembly movably mounted to the housing.
|Hinge mechanism with non-cylindrical pin|
An improved seating hinge includes a pin having a race member at a distal end and a shaft at a proximal end, and a bracket having a socket, wherein the pin is inserted into the bracket so that the race member is in contact with the socket, the shaft protrudes from the socket, and the pin is rotatable within the socket. The seating hinge further includes a telescoping connection that allows for varying seat widths and placements.
In a vehicle seat, a first slide mechanism disposed on a side wall side of the vehicle compartment is provided with a hinge mechanism having a biasing member that flips up a seat body toward the side wall, and a second slide mechanism disposed on the inner side of the vehicle compartment is provided with a coupling/decoupling switching mechanism for locking or unlocking the mutually coupled second slide mechanism and seat body. The seat body is flipped up by the biasing member when the coupling/decoupling switching mechanism is in the unlocking position.
|Knee-mounted air deflector for motorcyclist|
An air deflector is mounted to the area of the knee of a motorcyclist to prevent a stream of air from striking the motorcyclist's face. A mounting plate is used to attach the deflector to the motorcyclist's knee.
|Apparatus and method for additional screen in a portable computing and communication device|
A portable computing and communication device has a main display screen and an additional display screen attached to the backside of the device body, wherein the backside stores and hides the additional display screen when not in use. The additional screen slides out with the help of a slide mechanism on one side from the device body to provide an additional display screen for use with the device.
|Frangible hinge mechanism for a platform partition, associated partition, assembly and method|
A mechanism including a hinge and movement assembly having a first fastening region, a second fastening region, and a hinge defining an axis of rotation of the second fastening region relative to the first fastening region is provided. The mechanism further comprises an assembly for maintaining a releasable portion of the partition relative to a stationary portion of the partition, the maintenance assembly having at least one frangible connection that can be broken to rotationally free the second fastening region relative to the first fastening region.
A hinge is disclosed. The hinge can include an axle, a first member coupled to the axle, and a second member coupled to the axle and configured to rotate relative the first member and around the axle.