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JP2012134734A
JP2012134734A JP2010284672A JP2010284672A JP2012134734A JP 2012134734 A JP2012134734 A JP 2012134734A JP 2010284672 A JP2010284672 A JP 2010284672A JP 2010284672 A JP2010284672 A JP 2010284672A JP 2012134734 A JP2012134734 A JP 2012134734A
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Atsushi Okamoto
Kenjiro Okamoto
憲二郎 岡本
岡本  敦
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In a portable electronic device in which a first casing and a second casing are connected to each other via a connecting member, and a slide mechanism is interposed between any one of the casings and the connecting member, both casings are provided. The one casing is positioned at a predetermined relative position with respect to the other casing in a fully closed state in which the bodies overlap each other and the surface of the lower casing is covered by the upper casing with the rear surface.
In the portable electronic device according to the present invention, the sliding surfaces of the connecting member 32 and one casing 2 slide on each other in the process of transition from the fully open state to the fully closed state. A sliding contact surface 311 and a sliding contact receiving surface 211 are formed for displacing the relative position in the sliding direction of one housing 2 with respect to the connecting member 32 in the state to a predetermined relative position in the fully closed state.
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  The present invention relates to a portable electronic device configured by connecting a pair of housings to each other.

  2. Description of the Related Art Conventionally, in a portable electronic device in which a pair of housings are connected to each other, a display surface is provided on each housing, and a large amount of information can be provided to the user by both display surfaces. It has been known.

  In such a portable electronic device, for example, a pair of casings are connected to each other by a link member at each side portion, and the pair of casings overlap each other by the pivoting operation of the link member. Single-sided exposure where the display surface (first display surface) of the body (first housing) is covered by the upper housing (second housing) and only the display surface (second display surface) of the second housing is exposed Between the state (fully closed state) and the double-sided exposed state (fully opened state) in which the second case moves relative to the first case and the display surfaces of both cases are exposed on the same plane. The casings move relative to each other (see Patent Document 1).

  According to such a portable electronic device, since the first display surface and the second display surface are aligned on the same plane in the fully opened state, an image can be displayed on a large screen with the two display surfaces as one large screen. It becomes possible.

  By the way, in the portable electronic device as described above, if a configuration is adopted in which a sliding mechanism is interposed between the two housings and the two housings are slid in a direction in which the two housings approach each other, the first in the fully opened state. It is possible to minimize the gap between the display surface and the second display surface. Therefore, when images are displayed using two display surfaces as one large screen, one image is not largely interrupted between the two display surfaces, and the continuity of the images can be maintained.

JP 2009-71588 A

  However, in the above-described portable electronic device, when a slide mechanism is interposed between the two housings, the two housings can slide with each other not only in the fully opened state but also in the fully closed state. There has been a problem that the position of the housing of the machine becomes uncertain.

  An object of the present invention is a portable electronic device in which a first housing and a second housing are connected to each other via a connecting member, and a slide mechanism is interposed between any one of the housings and the connecting member. The one casing may be positioned at a predetermined relative position with respect to the other casing in a fully closed state in which the two casings overlap each other and the surface of the lower casing is covered with the upper casing by the rear surface. It is to provide a portable electronic device that can be used.

  In the portable electronic device according to the present invention, the first housing and the second housing are connected to each other via a connecting member, and a slide mechanism is interposed between any one of the housings and the connecting mechanism, The fully closed state in which the surface of the first housing is covered by the back surface of the second housing and the surface of the second housing is exposed, and the second housing is moved from the fully closed state by the rotation of the connecting member. Both the housings with the surfaces of both housings exposed on the same plane and the surfaces of both housings exposed on the same plane from the fully opened state by the operation of the slide mechanism. It is possible to selectively set at least three states of the slide fully open state where the two are close to each other.

  In the portable electronic device, the opposing surfaces of the connecting member and the one housing slide with each other in the process of shifting from the fully open state to the fully closed state, and the connecting member in the fully open state with respect to the connecting member. A sliding contact surface and a sliding contact receiving surface are formed for displacing the relative position in the sliding direction of the one casing to a predetermined relative position in the fully closed state.

In the portable electronic device of the present invention, when the operation of moving the first housing and the second housing from the slide fully open state to the fully closed state is performed, the connecting member rotates, and accordingly, the slide The slidable contact surface and the slidable contact surface are in slidable contact with each other, and the slidable contact surface and the slidable contact receiving surface are slid to each other, so that the sliding mechanism receives the force in the sliding direction and is connected The one casing moves relative to the member in the sliding direction.
As a result, the relative position in the sliding direction of one housing with respect to the connecting member in the fully open state is displaced to a predetermined relative position in the fully closed state.

In a specific aspect, a convex portion and a concave portion that are engaged with each other in a direction that intersects the sliding direction of the slide mechanism in the fully closed state are provided on the facing surfaces of the connecting member and the one housing in the fully closed state. Is provided.
According to the specific aspect, the convex portion and the concave portion are engaged with each other in the fully closed state, whereby the relative position between the connecting member and one housing is defined, and the relative relationship between the two housings in the fully closed state is defined. The position will be fixed.

  In a specific aspect, the connecting member is formed by projecting a pair of left and right connecting arms at both ends of the arm connecting portion, and one end of both connecting arms is connected to the left and right ends of the first housing. The other end of both connecting arms is connected to the left and right ends of the second housing via the slide mechanism, and the sliding surface and the sliding contact surface are opposed to the opposing surfaces of the connecting arm and the second housing. A receiving surface is formed.

  In another specific aspect, the connecting member has a pair of left and right connecting arms projecting from both ends of the arm connecting portion, and the connecting arm has a first housing that has one end portion by a first pivot. And the other end is connected to the second housing by a second pivot parallel to the first pivot and rotates between a rotation angle in the fully closed state and a rotation angle in the fully open state. The slide mechanism includes a slide member that is slidably arranged on the second housing, and the other end of the connecting arm is pivotally supported by the slide member.

  According to the portable electronic device of the present invention, when the first casing and the second casing are moved from the slide fully open state to the fully closed state, one casing is predetermined with respect to the other casing in the fully closed state. Can be positioned at a relative position.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view showing a fully closed state of a portable electronic device according to an embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 2 is a perspective view showing the portable electronic device upside down in a fully closed state. FIG. 3 is a perspective view showing a tilted state of the portable electronic device. FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the tilt state of the portable electronic device as seen from the back side. FIG. 5 is a perspective view showing a fully open state of the portable electronic device. FIG. 6 is a perspective view showing the portable electronic device upside down in a fully open state. FIG. 7 is a perspective view showing a fully open state of the portable electronic device. FIG. 8 is a perspective view showing the portable electronic device upside down with the slide fully open. FIG. 9 is an exploded perspective view of the portable electronic device. FIG. 10 is an exploded perspective view of the portable electronic device in an inverted state. FIG. 11 is a perspective view of a portable electronic device further partially disassembled from the state of FIG. FIG. 12 is a perspective view of a portable electronic device in which a part is further disassembled from the state of FIG. FIG. 13 is a cross-sectional view of the portable electronic device. FIG. 14 is a perspective view of a portable electronic device partially disassembled from the state of FIG. FIG. 15 is another cross-sectional view showing the transition of the portable electronic device from the fully open state (a) to the fully open state (b). FIG. 16 is an enlarged cross-sectional view showing a C part and a D part in FIG. FIG. 17 is a cross-sectional view showing the deformed state of the flexible lead in the transition process from the fully closed state (a) to the fully open slide state (b) to the fully open slide state (c). FIG. 18 is a perspective view showing a pair of convex portions formed on the second housing in the fully closed state. FIG. 19 is an enlarged perspective view showing a portion E of FIG. FIG. 20 is a plan view showing a pair of convex portions formed on the second housing in the fully closed state. FIG. 21 is an enlarged plan view showing a portion F of FIG. FIG. 22 is an enlarged cross-sectional view showing the main part of the second housing at the position where the convex part is formed. FIG. 23 is an enlarged cross-sectional view showing a hook structure provided along the facing portion of the first housing and the second housing in the fully opened state. FIG. 24 is a perspective view showing a state in which the second display and the front cabinet are disassembled from the holder member of the second display. FIG. 25 is an exploded perspective view of the holder member and the frame member of the second display. FIG. 26 is a series of side views showing the first half of the process from the fully closed state to the slide fully opened state through the tilted state of the portable electronic device according to the present invention. FIG. 27 is a series of side views showing the second half of the same process. FIG. 28 is a series of side views showing the first half of the process from the fully open state of the portable electronic device according to the present invention to the fully closed state through the tilt state. FIG. 29 is a series of side views showing the second half of the same process. FIG. 30 is a cross-sectional view showing a state immediately before the convex portion of the second housing is engaged with the through hole of the connecting member. FIG. 31 is a cross-sectional view illustrating a state where the convex portion of the second housing is engaged with the through hole of the connecting member. FIG. 32 is a side view showing a state in which the portable electronic device according to the present invention is placed on the desk in the tilted state (a) and the slide fully opened state (b).

As shown in FIGS. 1 to 8, a portable electronic device according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a first housing (1) having a first display surface (11) on the surface, and a second display surface ( A second casing (2) having 21) is connected to each other via a connecting mechanism (3).
In addition, not only an image but a character or an image | video can be displayed on a 1st display surface (11) and a 2nd display surface (21).
As shown in FIG. 2, a photographing lens (9) is provided on the back surface of the first housing (1).

  In the following description, when each part of the components of the portable electronic device is specified, the portable electronic device shown in FIG. 1 is viewed along the user's line of sight indicated by an arrow S in the drawing. “Front (front side)”, “rear”, “left”, and “right” are also referred to as “front”, “rear”, “left”, and “right” in other drawings regardless of the posture of the portable electronic device.

As shown in FIG. 13, a first touch panel (13) and a first display (12) are arranged inside the first housing (1) so as to face the first display surface (11), and the photographing lens (9 ), The camera (91) is deployed. A battery (15) is accommodated in the first housing (1), and the battery (15) can be replaced by removing the battery lid (14).
On the other hand, a second touch panel (23) and a second display (22) are arranged inside the second housing (2) so as to face the second display surface (21).

A glass plate (16) having a larger area than the first display (12) and the first touch panel (13) is installed on the surface of the first touch panel (13), and the surface of the glass plate (16) is the first surface. An image on the first display (12) is displayed as a display surface (11).
Also, a glass plate (24) having a larger area than the second display (22) and the second touch panel (23) is installed on the surface of the second touch panel (23), and the surface of the glass plate (24) is An image on the second display 22 is displayed on the second display surface 21 (see FIG. 20).

  As shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, the portable electronic device according to the present invention covers the surface of the first housing (1) with the back surface of the second housing (2) and covers the surface of the second housing (2). By exposing the fully closed state and moving the second casing (2) rearward as shown in FIGS. 3 and 4, the surfaces of both casings (1) and (2) are exposed and the first casing ( A tilt state in which the surface of the second casing (2) is tilted at an opening angle of 90 degrees or more and less than 180 degrees with respect to the surface of 1), and the second casing (2) as shown in FIGS. And the fully opened state in which the surfaces of the two cases (1) and (2) are exposed on the same plane by turning the case back and the two cases (1) and (2) as shown in FIGS. It is possible to selectively set four states in which the second housing (2) is slid to the first housing (1) side with the surface thereof exposed on the same plane.

As shown in FIGS. 9 and 10, the connecting mechanism (3) for connecting the first housing (1) and the second housing (2) to each other is provided at both ends of the arm connecting portion (32a) extending left and right. A U-shaped connecting member (32) is provided which has a pair of left and right connecting arms (31) (31) extending in the front-rear direction.
The connecting arm (31) has an L shape that is bent in an L shape on the surfaces orthogonal to the display surfaces of both housings, and intersects with each other at the corners of the L shape. And a second arm portion (36).

  The base end portion of the right connection arm (31) (the base end portion of the first arm portion (35)) is connected to the first housing (1) via a well-known hinge unit (4) incorporating a spring and a cam mechanism. ) And the base end of the left connecting arm (31) (the base end of the first arm (35)) is a dummy hinge unit (41) that does not incorporate a spring or cam mechanism. ) To the left rear end of the first housing (1).

  Also, the tip of the right connecting arm (31) (the tip of the second arm (36)) is connected to the rear right end of the second housing (2) via the first hinge member (5). The front end of the left connecting arm (31) (the front end of the second arm portion (36)) is connected to the left end of the rear surface of the second housing (2) via the second hinge member (51). It is connected to.

  The hinge units (4) and (41) constitute a first pivot connecting the base end of the connecting arm (31) to the first housing (1), while the hinge members (5) and (51) are connected to the connecting arm (31). ) Is connected to the second housing (2), and the first pivot and the second pivot are parallel to each other.

  In addition, a sliding contact surface (311) is formed on the second arm portion (36) of each connecting arm (31) at a portion facing the second housing (2), and the second housing (2). ) Is formed with a sliding contact surface (211) facing the sliding contact surface (311) in the fully closed state.

The electronic component built in the first housing (1) and the electronic component built in the second housing (2) are connected to each other by a flexible lead (7). The flexible lead (7) extends from the inside of the first housing (1) to the inside of the second housing (2) through the inside of the connecting arm (31), and the inside of the first housing (1). A first lead portion (71) housed in the second lead portion (72) housed in the connection arm (31), and a third lead portion housed in the second housing (2). (73).
The length of the flexible lead (7) is provided with a minimum necessary margin that allows the relative movement of the first casing (1) and the second casing (2).

  Thereby, the second casing (2) can perform a series of relative movements shown in FIGS. 26 (a) to (d) and FIGS. 27 (a) to (d) with respect to the first casing (1). It is possible.

The hinge unit (4) softly locks the connecting member (32) to the first housing (1) in the tilted state shown in FIGS. 3 and 4, and rotates the connecting member (32) in the tilted state. The bias is applied toward the rotation angle in the tilted state within a certain angle range centered on the angle. Further, the hinge unit (4) biases the connecting member (32) toward the rotation angle in the fully-rotated state within a certain angle range including the fully-rotated state shown in FIGS. .
5 and 6, the connecting member (32) is held by the first housing (1) so that the connecting member (32) is held at the rotation angle of the fully opened state. The

  As shown in FIG. 9, a torsion spring (6) is attached to the first hinge member (5) around its rotation axis (second pivot), and the second casing (2) is attached by the torsion spring (6). ) Is urged to rotate in the direction of reducing the opening angle θ in the tilted state shown in FIG.

Further, as shown in FIG. 10, the first arm portions (35), (35) of the connecting arms (31), (31) of the connecting member (32) are provided at the rear end portions of the both sides of the first housing (1). The accommodating parts (103) (103) to be accommodated are recessed.
On the other hand, on both sides of the back surface of the second housing (2), an accommodating part (204) (204) that should accommodate the arm coupling part (37) and the second arm part (36) (36) of the coupling member (32). 203) and (203) are recessed.

  Furthermore, a laterally long through hole (312) is opened in the central portion of the arm connecting portion (32a) of the connecting member (32), while the second casing (2) is provided with a receiving portion (204). A horizontally long convex portion (218) to be engaged with the through hole (312) in the fully closed state is formed in the center portion.

The both side walls (214), (214) of the second housing (2) have a large height from the surface of the second housing (2) toward the first housing (1) in the fully closed state. A pair of left and right first side wall portions having a side wall portion (212) and a second side wall portion (213) having a small height from the surface of the second housing (2) toward the first housing (1) side. (212) (212) are located on both sides of the accommodating portions (203) (203) on both sides of the second casing (2).
In addition, between the end surface of the first side wall portion (212) facing the surface of the first housing (1) and the end surface of the second side wall portion (213), the first housing (1) is fully closed. A finger hook surface (215) that is inclined with respect to the surface is formed.

  Further, as shown in FIG. 10, both the connecting arms (31) and (31) of the connecting member (32) receive the second housing (2) at the facing portion of the second housing (2). A receiving surface (33) is formed, and slide surfaces (29) to be slidably contacted with the receiving surface (33) are formed at both ends of the back surface of the second housing (2).

  In the tilted state shown in FIGS. 3 and 4 and the fully open state shown in FIGS. 5 and 6, the slide surface (29) of the second housing (2) is brought into contact with the receiving surface (33) of the connecting arm (31). The rotation of the second casing (2) with respect to the connecting arm (31) is received by contact, and thereby the relative of the second casing (2) with respect to the connecting arm (31) in the tilted state or the fully opened state. The posture will be defined.

As shown in FIG. 12, a U-shaped slide member (83) capable of sliding in the front-rear direction is disposed on the sheet metal member (28) installed in the second housing (2). A U-shaped support member (81) is fixed so as to cover the slide member (83) (see FIG. 14).
As shown in FIG. 12, arm portions 84 and 84 project from the left and right ends of the slide member 83. Sliding guide members (82) (82) are attached to the left and right ends of the support member (81).

Then, the arm portions (84) and (84) of the slide member (83) are sandwiched between the slide guide members (82) and (82) of the support member (81) and the sheet metal member (28), and the sheet metal member (28) The slide in the front-rear direction of the upper slide member (83) is guided.
Each of the first hinge member (5) and the second hinge member (51) passes through a horizontally long slot (219) on the second housing (2), and the tip thereof is a slide member (83). ) Are pivotally connected to both sides of the arm portions (84) and (84).

  As a result, a slide mechanism (8) for sliding the second housing (2) in the front-rear direction with respect to the arm portions (84) and (84) of the slide member (83) is configured, and the second housing (2) It is possible to slide back and forth between the fully open state shown in FIGS. 5 and 6 and the fully open state shown in FIGS.

  15 (a) and 16 (a) are provided on the rear end surface of the first housing (1) and the front end surface of the second housing (2) which face each other in the fully opened state. As shown in FIG. 15 (b), a convex part (10) and a concave part (20) that can be engaged and disengaged with each other are formed. In the fully open state shown in FIGS. ) And the recessed portion (20) are separated from each other, and the projecting portion (10) and the recessed portion (20) are engaged with each other in the fully open state shown in FIGS. 15 (b) and 16 (b).

  As a result, in the slide fully open state shown in FIGS. 15B and 16B, the first housing 1 and the second housing 2 are engaged by the engagement of the convex portion 10 and the concave portion 20. Are connected to each other, and the state in which the first display surface (11) and the second display surface (21) are aligned on the same plane is maintained.

  As shown in FIGS. 15 (a) and 16 (a), in the fully opened state, there is a sufficient size (for example, several mm) between the first housing (1) and the second housing (2). 15 (b) and 16 (b), the first housing (1) and the second housing (2) are in contact with each other or slightly in the fully open state as shown in FIGS. They face each other with a small distance (for example, 0.1 mm).

Furthermore, in the portable electronic device, as shown in FIGS. 18 to 21, a pair of convex portions (200) (200) are formed on the left and right ends of the front end surface of the first housing (1). The protrusion height H of the convex part (200) is about 0.3 mm.
More specifically, as shown in FIG. 22, the second casing (2) is composed of a front cabinet (2a) and a rear cabinet (2b) made of synthetic resin, respectively, and a pair of convex portions (200) (200). Is formed in the front cabinet (2a), and the glass plate (24) of the front cabinet (2a) is a region R2 shifted from the thickness region R1 of the glass plate (24), and is shown in FIG. Similarly, the second display (22) is disposed at a position shifted in the width direction of the display (22).

Further, as shown in FIGS. 23 and 24, the second display (22) is held on a holder member (221) made of a stainless steel sheet metal (sheet thickness: 0.3 mm), and the holder member (221 ) Is locked to the front cabinet (2a) of the second casing (2).
Specifically, the holder member (221) is engaged with a synthetic resin frame-shaped frame member (2c) shown in FIG. 25, and the flat plate portion (220) on which the second display is to be placed is engaged. Three engagement receiving pieces (222), (222), and (222) project upward from the front edge.

On the other hand, as shown in FIGS. 23 and 24, the front cabinet (2a) of the second housing (2) is formed with a side wall (217) extending along the front edge of the second display (22). In addition, on the inner surface of the side wall (217), there are three engagement pieces (216), (216), and (216) to be engaged with the three engagement receiving pieces (222), (222), and (222). Projected toward (22).
As shown in FIG. 23, in the engaged state of the engagement receiving piece (222) and the engagement piece (216), the engagement piece (216) is fitted into the hole (223) opened in the engagement receiving piece (222). By doing so, the holder member (221) is locked to the front cabinet (2a) of the second casing (2).
For example, the engagement depth (plate thickness of the holder member (221)) A of the engagement piece (216) and the engagement receiving piece (222) is set to 0.3 mm.

  According to the portable electronic device, as shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, the first casing (1) and the second casing (2) are overlapped so that only the second display surface (21) is exposed. 3 and 4, the second housing (2) is moved rearward from the fully closed state to expose both the first display surface (11) and the second display surface (21), and A tilt state in which the second display surface (21) is inclined at an opening angle of 90 degrees or more and less than 180 degrees with respect to the first display surface (11), and a second state from the tilt state as shown in FIGS. FIGS. 7 and 8 show the fully opened state in which the housing (2) is rotated backward to expose both the first display surface (11) and the second display surface (21) on the same plane. As described above, the second housing (2) is slid toward the first housing (1) from the fully opened state so that the first display surface (11) and the second display surface (21) are close to each other. Slide fully open with display surfaces (11) and (21) exposed on the same plane The four states of state selectively that can be set.

In the fully closed state shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, the first arm portion (35) of the connecting arms (31) (31) is connected to the housing portion (103) (103) of the first housing (1) shown in FIG. 35) is housed, and the arm connecting portion (37) and the second arm portion (36) of the connecting member (32) are provided in the housing portions (204), (203) and (203) of the second housing (2). (36) is accommodated, and the coupling mechanism (3) is compactly accommodated in the entire device without projecting from both side surfaces and rear end surfaces of both housings (1) and (2).
In the fully closed state, as shown in FIG. 18, the front end surface of the first housing (1) and the front end surface of the second housing (2) are aligned, and the convex portions (200) (200) are The housings (1) and (2) project forward from the front end surfaces.

In any of the tilt state shown in FIG. 3, the fully open state shown in FIG. 5, and the fully open state of slide shown in FIG. 7, the coupling mechanism (3) is substantially entirely of both housings (1) (2). It is hidden behind the back, and the protruding portion of the coupling mechanism (3) is difficult to see from the user's normal line of sight (arrow S in FIG. 1).
Further, in the fully open state of the slide, the first arm portion (31) (31) of the connection arm (31) (31) of the second housing (2) is connected to the housing portion (103) (103) of the first housing (1) shown in FIG. 35) and 35) are accommodated, and the convex portions 200 and 200 of the second casing 2 are accommodated.

26 (a)-(d) and FIGS. 27 (a)-(d), a process of shifting the portable electronic device from the fully closed state to the slide fully opened state through the tilted state and the rotational fully opened state. Then, if the second casing (2) is pushed backward and moved slightly in the fully closed state shown in FIG. 18 (a), then, as shown in FIGS. Due to the urging of the torsion spring (6), the second housing (2) rotates counterclockwise as indicated by the dashed arrow, and the connecting arm (31) rotates clockwise as indicated by the solid arrow. To do.
As a result, the second housing (2) moves rearward with the second display surface (21) facing upward or obliquely upward.

When the second housing (2) is opened from the fully closed state shown in FIG. 18 (a) to the open state shown in FIG. 18 (b), the first housing (1) is held with one hand and the other An operation of lifting the housing (2) to a slanted position with the fingertip of the hand hung on both sides of the second housing (2) and holding the housing (2) with the other hand may be performed. Is possible.
At this time, in the fully closed state, as shown in FIG. 26 (a), the tip of the connecting arm (31) (the portion connected to the second housing) is the side wall (214) of the second housing (2). The fingertips of the hand holding the second housing (2) are in contact with both side walls (214) and (214) of the second housing (2). Thus, the second housing (2) can be securely held without feeling pain in the fingertips.

  In particular, since a finger hooking surface (215) is formed between the end surface of the first side wall portion (212) and the end surface of the second side wall portion (212), the second housing (2) can be opened in the fully closed state. When pinching with the fingertip of the hand, the fingertip can be hung on the finger hooking surface (215), and thereby the second housing (2) can be reliably lifted.

  Thereafter, when the state of FIG. 26 (d) has passed a little, the connecting arm (31) is further rotated clockwise as shown in FIG. 27 (a) by the biasing of the hinge unit (4). As shown in b), it is softly locked at a tilted rotation angle. Further, the second housing (2) is rotated counterclockwise by the urging force of the torsion spring (6), and the slide surface (29) comes into contact with the receiving surface (33) of the connecting arm (31). Thus, the posture in the tilted state shown in FIG.

  Accordingly, the user simply pushes the second housing (2) backward and moves it slightly in the fully closed state shown in FIG. 26 (a), and then automatically moves to the tilted state shown in FIG. 27 (b). The second casing (2) is moved to the second position.

Next, if the second casing (2) is pressed backward in the tilted state shown in FIG. 27 (b) and the connecting arm (31) is slightly rotated clockwise, then the second casing FIG. 27 (c) shows that the connecting arm (31) is urged by the hinge unit (4) while the sliding surface (29) of (2) is in contact with the receiving surface (33) of the connecting arm (31). It rotates to the rotation angle of the rotation full open state, and is received by the 1st housing | casing (1) at this rotation angle.
As the connecting arm 31 is rotated, the second housing 2 is rotated rearward, and finally the first display surface 11 and the second display surface 21 are on the same plane. Will be aligned.

Further, when the second casing (2) is pulled toward the first casing (1) from the fully opened state shown in FIG. 27 (c), the slide surface (29) of the second casing (2) is connected. By sliding on the receiving surface (33) of the arm (31), the second housing (2) moves horizontally to the fully open position shown in FIG. 27 (d), and finally the first housing ( 1) abut.
As a result, as shown in FIG. 7, the first display surface (11) and the second display surface (21) come close to each other, and one large screen is formed by both the display surfaces (11) (21). Become.

  In the fully open state, as shown in FIG. 15 (b), the convex portion (10) of the first casing (1) and the concave portion (20) of the second casing (2) are engaged with each other so that both casings (1 ) (2) are linked. Therefore, even if the second display surface (21) is strongly touch-operated in this state, the second casing (2) maintains a constant posture with respect to the first casing (1).

FIGS. 17A, 17B and 17C show the bending deformation of the flexible lead 7 in the process from the fully closed state to the fully open state of the slide and then to the fully open state of the slide.
In the fully closed state shown in FIG. 17A, as described above, the sliding contact surface (311) formed on the second arm portion (36) of the connecting arm (31) and the second casing (2) are formed. The sliding contact surfaces (211) are in contact with each other, and the second housing (2) is prevented from sliding in the direction indicated by the two-dot chain line arrow.

Next, in the fully open state shown in FIG. 17 (b), the flexible lead (7) moves between the second lead portion (72) and the third lead portion (73) as the connecting arm (31) turns. It is bent and deformed greatly.
Then, from the state shown in FIG. 17 (b), the second casing (2) is slid forward (to the left in the figure) by a distance T as shown by the arrow in FIG. 17 (c). The slide is fully opened. In this process, the flexible lead (7) is displaced forward at a bending portion between the second lead portion (72) and the third lead portion (73) with a larger curvature.

  In the portable electronic device, since the second housing (2) is prevented from moving in the direction indicated by the chain line arrow in the fully closed state shown in FIG. When the second housing (2) slides by the operation of (8), the length of the flexible lead (7) can be shortened by a margin length to be given to the flexible lead (7).

  Therefore, the flexible lead (7) can be formed in a length considering only the bending deformation of the flexible lead (7) accompanying the rotation of the connecting arm (31) shown in FIGS. . As a result, the slack of the flexible lead (7) in the fully closed state shown in FIG.

  In the portable electronic device, as shown in FIG. 23, the engaging piece (216) is integrally projected from the synthetic resin front cabinet (2a), and is engaged with the stainless steel holder member (221). Since the receiving piece (222) is integrally projected, the synthetic resin engaging piece (216) and the stainless steel engaging receiving piece (222) are engaged with each other.

  The hook structure comprising the synthetic resin engaging piece and the stainless steel engaging receiving piece is also used for locking the first display (12) in the first housing (1). (Not shown).

Therefore, compared to the conventional configuration in which the engagement piece and the engagement receiving piece made of synthetic resin are engaged with each other, the plate accompanying the change of the engagement receiving piece from the synthetic resin to the stainless steel The gap between the first display (12) and the second display (22) in the fully opened state is reduced by the thickness reduction (about 1.0 mm on both the first housing side and the second housing side in the above example). Get smaller.
As a result, as shown in FIG. 7, a large image is displayed with both display surfaces (11) and (21) as one screen in a state where the two display surfaces (11) and (21) are aligned on the same plane (slide fully open state). In this case, a good image display with a slight discontinuity is realized.

In the portable electronic device, the first casing (1) and the second casing (2) are connected to each other by applying a turning force toward the tilt state to the second casing (2) in the fully open slide state. It is possible to shift directly from the slide fully open state to the tilted state without going through the rotational fully open state.
28 and 29 show the sliding contact surface of the connecting arm (31) with respect to the sliding contact surface (211) of the second casing (2) in the process from the fully open state to the fully closed state through the tilt state. The manner in which (311) slides is shown with reference to the second housing (2).

  In the fully open state, the sliding contact surface (311) of the connecting arm (31) and the sliding contact receiving surface (211) of the second housing (2) are separated from each other as shown in FIG. When the connecting arm (31) rotates from the state as shown by an arrow, the sliding contact of the connecting arm (31) on the sliding contact surface (211) of the second housing (2) as shown in FIG. 28 (b). The surface (311) is in sliding contact.

  Thereafter, the connecting arm (31) is rotated to the fully closed state shown in FIG. 29 (d), so that the second casing is shown in FIGS. 28 (b) (c) and 29 (a)-(d). The sliding contact surface (311) of the connecting arm (31) slides against the sliding contact receiving surface (211) of (2), and the second housing of the connecting arm (31) is caused by the cam action accompanying this sliding. The pivot shaft (hinge member (5) (51)) on the (2) side moves relative to the second housing (2) in the sliding direction of the slide mechanism (left direction in the figure).

  Then, in the fully closed state shown in FIG. 29 (d), the connecting arm remains in contact with the sliding contact surface (211) of the second housing (2) while the sliding contact surface (311) of the connecting arm (31) is in sliding contact. The pivot (hinge member (5) (51)) on the second housing (2) side of (31) reaches the slide moving end.

  In the process from the fully open state to the fully closed state through the tilt state as described above, the sliding contact surface (311) of the connecting arm (31) is in contact with the sliding contact receiving surface (211) of the second housing (2). By sliding, the second housing (2) moves relative to the connecting member (32) in the sliding direction of the sliding mechanism (right direction in the figure), and the results are shown in FIGS. 29 (c) to 29 (d). In the final stage shown, as shown in FIGS. 30 and 31, the convex portion (218) of the second housing (2) is fitted into the through hole (312) of the connecting member (32), and the second housing ( The convex portion (218) of 2) and the through hole (312) of the connecting member (32) are engaged with each other.

  In a state where the convex portion (218) of the second casing (2) and the through hole (312) of the connecting member (32) are engaged with each other, the sliding contact surface (311) of the connecting arm (31) and the second casing The sliding contact surface (211) of the body (2) is maintained in sliding contact with each other, or the sliding contact surface (311) of the connecting arm (31) is connected to the sliding contact surface (2) of the second housing (2). 211).

Therefore, in the fully closed state, as shown in FIG. 29 (d), the sliding contact receiving surface (211) of the second housing (2) is in contact with or faces the sliding contact surface (311) of the connecting arm (31). This prevents the second casing (2) from moving forward (to the left in the figure) and the outer peripheral surface on the rear side of the convex portion (218) of the second casing (2) as shown in FIG. Makes contact with the inner peripheral surface of the connecting member (32) on the rear side of the through hole (312), thereby preventing the second housing (2) from moving rearward (rightward in the figure).
In this way, the position of the second casing (2) relative to the first casing (1) in the fully closed state is defined within a certain position or within a certain range, and the position of the second casing (2) is determined. Will do.

  As described above, according to the portable electronic device, turning force toward the tilt state is applied to the second housing (2) in the fully open slide state, so that the second housing (2) is rotated from the fully open state. Even if an operation of shifting to the fully closed state without performing the dynamic fully open state is performed, in the fully closed state, the second housing (2) is displaced to a predetermined position with respect to the first housing (1). The convex portion (218) of the second housing (2) can be engaged with the through hole (312) of the connecting member (32).

  In the above-described example, the second housing (2) is provided with the convex portion (218), and the connecting member (32) is provided with the through hole (312). However, the present invention is not limited to this. For example, you may provide a recessed part in a 2nd housing | casing (2), and a convex part in a connection member (32). Moreover, it is not limited to a recessed part and a convex part, What is necessary is just the latching structure which can prevent the slide of a 2nd housing | casing in a fully closed state.

Further, in the portable electronic device, when placed on a desk in a tilted state as shown in FIG. 32 (a), or placed on a desk in a fully open state as shown in FIG. 32 (b), the connecting arm (31) The corner portion protrudes from the back surface of the first housing (1), and the front end portion of the first housing (1) and the corner portion of the connecting arm (31) are grounded.
Here, in any state, the first casing (1) and the second casing (2) are arranged so that the center of gravity G is closer to the first casing (1) than the ground point of the connecting arm (31) as shown in the figure. ) And the L-shape of the connecting arm (31) are designed to stabilize the postures of the housings (1) and (2).

  Therefore, when placed on a desk in a tilted state as shown in FIG. 32 (a), for example, the touch panel of the front first casing (1) is operated while viewing the display of the rear second casing (2). I can do it.

  Also, when placed on a desk with the slide fully open as shown in FIG. 32 (b), both display surfaces (11) and (21) are slightly on the user side according to the amount of protrusion of the corner of the connecting arm (31). For example, an image can be viewed on a large screen by forming a single screen with both display surfaces (11) and (21). In this case, since both display surfaces (11) and (21) are sufficiently close to each other, it is possible to display an almost uninterrupted image on both display surfaces (11) and (21).

  Furthermore, in the portable electronic device, when the device is dropped on the floor surface, if the front end surface of the second housing (2) is in a downward posture so as to face downward, the portable electronic device is formed on the front end surface. Of the pair of convex portions (200) and (200), one of the convex portions (200) first collides with the floor surface, and immediately after that, the other convex portion (200) collides with the floor surface. Become.

  Here, as shown in FIG. 20, the second display (22) is arranged as close as possible to the front end surface of the second housing (2), and covers the second display (22). Since the glass plate (24) is provided, the distance between the front end surface of the glass plate (24) and the front end surface of the second housing (2) is very small. When an impact force acts on the front end surface of (2), the impact force is transmitted to the glass plate (24), and the glass plate (24) may be damaged.

However, in the portable electronic device, the pair of protrusions (200) and (200) are in a position shifted in the thickness direction from the glass plate (24) of the second housing (2), and the first 2 Display (22) is located at a position shifted in the width direction, and the convex part (200) exhibits a buffering action according to its height, so the front part where the convex part (200) is not formed. Compared with the case of colliding with the floor surface at the end face, the impact force acting on the glass plate (24) covering the second display (22) and the second display (22) is greatly relieved.
As a result, breakage of the glass plate (24) and the second display (22) due to the action of impact force is reduced.

  In addition, although the impact force by dropping may act on the glass plate (16) of the first casing (1) in the same manner, the rear end face of the first casing (1) in the fully closed state is shown in FIG. Since it is covered with the connecting member (32) shown in 9, the impact force to the glass plate (16) of the first housing (1) can be reduced.

(1) First housing
(11) First display surface
(12) First display
(16) Glass plate
(2) Second housing
(21) Second display surface
(22) Second display
(29) Slide surface
(24) Glass plate
(211) Sliding contact surface
(200) Convex
(214) Side wall
(215) Finger rest
(216) Engagement piece
(218) Convex
(221) Holder material
(222) Engagement receiving piece
(223) Hole
(3) Connecting mechanism
(31) Connecting arm
(35) First arm
(36) Second arm
(33) Receiving surface
(311) Sliding surface
(312) Through hole
(4) Hinge unit
(5) Hinge member
(6) Torsion spring
(7) Flexible lead
(8) Slide mechanism
(83) Slide member

Claims (4)

  1. The first casing and the second casing are connected to each other via a connecting member, and a slide mechanism is interposed between any one of the casings and the connecting member, and the surface of the first casing is made to pass through the second casing. A fully closed state in which the surface of the second housing is exposed and the surface of the second housing is exposed, and the surfaces of both housings are flush with each other by moving the second housing from the fully closed state by rotating the connecting member. At least 3 in a fully open state in which the housings are exposed to each other and the surfaces of the housings are exposed on the same plane from the fully open state by the operation of the slide mechanism. In a portable electronic device that can selectively set one state,
    The opposing surfaces of the connecting member and the one casing slide with each other in the process of transition from the fully open state to the fully closed state, and the slide of the one casing with respect to the connecting member in the fully open state of the slide. A portable electronic device, characterized in that a sliding contact surface and a sliding contact receiving surface are formed to displace a relative position in a direction to a predetermined relative position in a fully closed state.
  2.   Convex portions and concave portions that are engaged with each other in a direction that intersects the sliding direction of the slide mechanism in the fully closed state are provided on the facing surfaces of the connecting member and the one housing in the fully closed state. The portable electronic device according to claim 1.
  3.   The connecting member is formed by projecting a pair of left and right connecting arms at both ends of the arm connecting portion, and one end of both connecting arms is connected to the left and right ends of the first housing, and the other of the both connecting arms. Are connected to the left and right ends of the second housing via the slide mechanism, and the sliding contact surface and the sliding contact receiving surface are formed on the opposing surfaces of the connecting arm and the second housing. The portable electronic device according to claim 1 or 2.
  4.   The connecting member is formed by projecting a pair of left and right connecting arms at both ends of the arm connecting portion. The connecting arm has one end connected to the first housing by the first pivot and the other. Is connected to the second housing by a second pivot parallel to the first pivot, and can be rotated between a rotation angle in a fully closed state and a rotation angle in a rotation fully open state, and the slide 3. The portable electronic device according to claim 1, wherein the mechanism includes a slide member slidably disposed on the second housing, and the other end of the connecting arm is pivotally supported by the slide member. .
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