Hinge assembly for electronic devices

  • US 5,494,447 A
  • Filed: 03/21/1995
  • Issued: 02/27/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/26/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An interconnection assembly for a portable electronic computer, the computer having a first part and a second part, comprising:

  • a first linear track adapted to be connected to the first part of the computer;

    a first carriage movably mounted on said first linear track so as to move lineally along said first linear track;

    a first rotational joint member having a first axis of rotation independent of lineal movement by said first carriage along said first linear track and being adapted to be connected to said first carriage;

    a second rotational joint member having a second axis of rotation and being rotatably connected to said first rotational joint member so that said first axis of rotation and said second axis of rotation are collinear and said first and second joint members rotate relative to one another about their axes of rotation;

    a third rotational joint member having a third axis of rotation and being connected to said second rotational joint member so that said third axis of rotation intersects a line which is substantially perpendicular to said second axis of rotation and to said third axis of rotation; and

    a fourth rotational joint member adapted to be connected to the second part of the computer, said fourth rotational joint member having a fourth axis of rotation and being rotatably connected to said third rotational joint member so that said fourth axis of rotation and said third axis of rotation are collinear, and said fourth and third joint members rotate relative to one another about their axes of rotation, and that the second part of the computer and the first part of the computer can be rotated with respect to one another about two distinct axes.

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