US 11,054,865 B2
Hinge module and electronic device
Cheng-Shiue Jan, Taipei (TW); and Wei-Hao Lan, Taipei (TW)
Assigned to COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC., Taipei (TW)
Filed by Cheng-Shiue Jan, Taipei (TW); and Wei-Hao Lan, Taipei (TW)
Filed on Nov. 1, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/177,438.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/581,040, filed on Nov. 3, 2017.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/584,891, filed on Nov. 12, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2019/0146560 A1, May 16, 2019
Int. Cl. G06F 1/16 (2006.01); H05K 5/00 (2006.01); H05K 5/02 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 1/1681 (2013.01) [G06F 1/1618 (2013.01); G06F 1/1679 (2013.01); H05K 5/0017 (2013.01); H05K 5/0226 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A hinge module, comprising:
a pair of brackets, wherein each of the brackets has a first sliding slot extending along a first direction and a first through hole extending along a second direction, wherein the first direction and the second direction are perpendicular to each other;
a plurality of tabs, passing through the corresponding first sliding slots and sandwiched by an upper wall and a lower wall of the corresponding first sliding slots, the plurality of tabs moving linearly in the first sliding slot along the first direction, and each of the tabs has a second sliding slot extending along the second direction;
a torque providing assembly, having a first end and a second end, wherein one of the pair of brackets and one of the tabs are connected to the first end, and the other one of the brackets and the other one of the tabs are connected to the second end, and the torque providing assembly provides a first torque; and
a plurality of torque adjusting members, inserting into the corresponding first through holes of the brackets and the corresponding second sliding slots of the tabs along the second direction, a second torque is generated by the upper wall and the lower wall sandwiching the corresponding tabs in the second direction,
wherein by adjusting an insertion degree of the torque adjusting member, a spacing occupied by the first sliding slot changes, and the second torque is adjusted.