US Patent No. 9,462,714

HINGE UNIT CAPABLE OF PREVENTING ROTATION FROM EXCEEDING FULLY-OPEN POSITION AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH HINGE UNIT


Patent No. 9,462,714
Issue Date October 04, 2016
Title Hinge Unit Capable Of Preventing Rotation From Exceeding Fully-open Position And Electronic Apparatus Equipped With Hinge Unit
Inventorship Takafumi Iwasaki, Kawasaki (JP)
Assignee CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,462,714

1. A hinge unit comprising:
a fixed member that is fixed to an apparatus body;
a rotational shaft that is rotatably held by said fixed member;
a holding member that is fixed to said rotational shaft in a state holding an image display section and is supported on said
fixed member via said rotational shaft in a manner rotatable in an opening/closing direction; and

a clamping member that has a pair of clamping portions for diametrically clamping said rotational shaft and is configured
to rotate in unison with said rotational shaft,

wherein in a case where said holding member rotates in the opening direction with respect to said fixed member to a fully
open position, one of the clamping portions is brought into abutment with said fixed member to thereby prevent said holding
member from rotating in the opening direction from the fully open position.