US Patent No. 10,973,144

ELECTRONIC DEVICE


Patent No. 10,973,144
Issue Date April 06, 2021
Title Electronic Device
Inventorship Kuan-Chang Lee, Taipei (TW)
Ming-Chung Liu, Taipei (TW)
Wei-Ting Chen, Taipei (TW)
Tung-Ying Wu, Taipei (TW)
Assignee COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC., Taipei (TW)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,973,144

1. An electronic device, comprising:a main body;
a first functional module, slidably provided on the main body between a first position and a second position;
a linkage mechanism, provided on the main body and connected to the first functional module, wherein the linkage mechanism comprises a support member; and
a second functional module, linked to the linkage mechanism and provided on the main body in a turnover manner, the support member located below the second functional module,
wherein when the first functional module is located at the first position, the second functional module is covered by the first functional module, the second functional module is located underneath the first functional module and between the first functional module and the main body,
when the first functional module moves to the second position and the second functional module is exposed, the support member gradually stand on the main body so that the second functional module is driven by the support member to be turned up,
wherein the linkage mechanism comprises a gear provided on the main body, a first rack engaged with the gear and movably provided on the main body, with the support member pivoted to the first rack, an abutting member fixed to the main body and abutted by the support member, and a second rack provided on the first functional module and suitable for being engaged with the gear, and
when the first functional module moves from the first position to the second position, the second rack drives the gear to rotate, and the first rack correspondingly moves to enable the support member to gradually stand on the main body along the abutting member so as to support the second functional module.