JPH11338575A - Information processor - Google Patents

Information processor

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JPH11338575A
JPH11338575A JP10139463A JP13946398A JPH11338575A JP H11338575 A JPH11338575 A JP H11338575A JP 10139463 A JP10139463 A JP 10139463A JP 13946398 A JP13946398 A JP 13946398A JP H11338575 A JPH11338575 A JP H11338575A
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Shoichi Toda
彰一 戸田
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PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a notebook type personal computer having an opening/ closing mechanism which is easily adjusted in operation angle where a display part is powered on or off and can have plural operation angles set.
SOLUTION: The display part 1 and a main body part 2 are fitted rotatably with a hinge 3. A variable resistor 4 is fixed to the main body part 2, the variable knob 5 of the variable resistor 4 is provided coaxially with the center of rotation of the hinge 3, and the tip of the knob 5 is held by a fixing metal 9 fixed to the display part 1. As the display part 1 is opened or closed, the knob 5 rotates according to the opening/closing angle, so the voltage from the variable resistor 4 to an output line 13 varies. The opening/closing angle is detected from the voltage of the output line 13 and a control means 14 performs a power-saving control corresponding to the operation point.
COPYRIGHT: (C)1999,JPO

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【発明の詳細な説明】 DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

【0001】 [0001]

【発明の属する技術分野】本発明は、ワープロや携帯型パソコン等のように表示部と本体部との開閉角度の動作角度を検出する開閉角度検出部を有する情報処理装置に関する。 The present invention relates to relates to an information processing apparatus having an opening and closing angle detecting unit for detecting an operation angle of the opening angle of the display unit and the main body as like a word processor or a portable personal computer.

【0002】 [0002]

【従来の技術】従来、ワープロやノート型パソコン等の液晶表示装置等の表示部を有する電子機器では、本体の電源スイッチがONされていても、表示部を閉じた状態では表示部に電流が流れないようにしている。 Conventionally, in an electronic apparatus having a display unit such as a liquid crystal display device such as a word processor or a notebook type personal computer, be ON the power switch of the main body, the current to the display unit in a closed state of the display unit so that does not flow. 表示部の開閉角度を検知するためにヒンジの回動部近くに、電流をON/OFFするスイッチを設けて、表示部が閉じられているときには、表示部だけでなく電子回路部品、H Near rotating portion of the hinge in order to detect the opening and closing angle of the display unit, provided with a switch for ON / OFF current, when the display unit is closed, the electronic circuit components as well display, H
DDなどの機能ユニット等の電源をOFFして省電力する対策がとられている。 OFF the power supply such as a functional unit, such as a DD to power-saving measures have been taken.

【0003】図3に従来のパソコンにおけるスイッチの一例を示す。 [0003] An example of a switch in a conventional personal computer in FIG. 図において、101はパソコン本体部、1 In the figure, 101 is a personal computer main body, 1
02は表示部、103はヒンジ、104は電源スイッチ、105は本体部101に設けたプッシュスイッチ、 02 display unit, 103 hinge, 104 a power switch, the push switch provided in the main body portion 101 105,
106は表示部102に設けた突起である。 106 is a projection provided on the display unit 102. 表示部10 The display unit 10
2を閉じると突起106がプッシュスイッチ105を押し表示部102への電流を遮断するようにしている。 2 to close and the protrusion 106 is configured to cut off the current to the display unit 102 press push switch 105.

【0004】パソコン本体が厚型であった時代には、プッシュスイッチ105、および突起106の寸法を大きく設計することができたので、従来の方法で十分に開閉動作角度を検出することができていた。 [0004] In the era PC was thick, the push switch 105, and so it was possible to design a large size of the projection 106, have been able to detect the fully closing operation angle in a conventional manner It was.

【0005】通常プッシュスイッチ105の動作角度は、表示部102が閉状態より約10mm程度開いたときにONするように調整されている。 [0005] Operating angle normal push switch 105, the display unit 102 is adjusted to ON when opened about 10mm about from the closed state. ところが、最近の薄型のノート型パソコンでは、ストロークの大きなスイッチを使用することができなくなってきた。 However, in the recent thin notebook computers, it has become not be able to use a large switch of stroke. このために、プッシュスイッチ105と突起106の位置関係でスイッチの動作する開閉角度を決めていた従来の方法では、プッシュスイッチ103のストロークが小さくなるために、プッシュスイッチ105がON/OFFする動作角度(表示部が約10mm開いた時にON)を正確に調整することが困難になっている。 For this, the operating angle in the conventional method had decided opening angle of operation of the switch in the positional relationship of the push switch 105 and the projection 106, because the stroke of the push switch 103 is reduced, the push switch 105 is ON / OFF be adjusted accurately has become difficult (oN when the display unit is opened approximately 10 mm).

【0006】また、プッシュスイッチ105は露出しているため、キーボードを操作中に誤ってプッシュスイッチ105を押してしまう、スイッチのON/OFFによる機械的な摩耗によりスイッチの動作角度が変化する、 Further, since the push switch 105 is exposed, thereby pressing the push switch 105 by mistake the keyboard during an operation, the operation angle of the switch is changed by mechanical wear caused by ON / OFF of the switch,
外観上好ましくない等の課題があった。 There is a problem such as undesirable appearance.

【0007】さらに、別の課題としてプッシュスイッチによる開閉動作角度の検出方法はON/OFF制御であるため、一点の動作角度しか設定できなかった。 Furthermore, since the detection method of opening and closing angle by the push switch as a separate issue is the ON / OFF control, it could only setting operation angle of a point. このために、表示部を閉じたときに表示部の電源を切断する等の省電力制御しかできない課題もあった。 To this, it was also a problem that can only power saving control such as to cut the power supply of the display section when closing the display unit.

【0008】 [0008]

【発明が解決しようとする課題】本発明は上記課題を解決するもので、煩雑な動作角度の調整なしに表示部の開閉動作角度を設定できる薄型の情報処理装置を提供することを目的とする。 [SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The present invention solves the above problems, and an object thereof is to provide a thin information processing apparatus capable of setting opening and closing angle of the display unit without adjustment of complicated operation angle .

【0009】また、本発明の別の目的は、表示部と本体との角度を連続的に検出できる開閉検出器を有する情報処理装置を提供することを目的とするものであり、これによってきめ細かな省電力制御が可能な情報処理装置を提供することができる。 [0009] Another object of the present invention, which aims to provide an information processing apparatus having an opening and closing detector which can continuously detect the angle of the display unit and the main body, thereby fine-grained it is possible to provide an information processing apparatus capable of saving power control.

【0010】 [0010]

【課題を解決するための手段】本発明は、情報処理装置本体部と表示部とがなす角度を電気信号に変換して検出する角度検出部を有する情報処理装置である。 The present invention SUMMARY OF] is an information processing apparatus having an angle detecting unit which detects and converts the angle made by the display unit information processing apparatus main body into an electric signal. したがって、電気的手段によって動作角度の調整ができるので、 Therefore, it is possible to adjust the operating angle by electrical means,
動作角度の調整が容易である。 It is easy to adjust the operating angle. また、プッシュスイッチのように機械的に摩耗することがないので動作角度が安定している。 The operation angle is stable since no mechanical wear as a push switch. さらに、動作角度を複数設定することができるため、角度検出部を動作モード切換え手段に接続することによって、表示部の開閉角度に対応させたきめ細かな省電力制御が可能である。 Furthermore, it is possible to set a plurality of operation angle, by connecting the angle detection unit to the operation mode switching means, it is possible to fine power saving control in correspondence to the opening and closing angle of the display unit.

【0011】 [0011]

【発明の実施の形態】本発明の第一の発明は、情報処理装置本体部と、表示部と、前記情報処理装置本体部と前記表示部を回動可能に取り付けるヒンジ部と、前記情報処理装置本体部と前記表示部との開閉角度を検出する角度検出部とを備えたことを特徴とする情報処理装置であり、電気的手段によって動作角度の調整ができるので、 DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS first invention of the present invention, an information processing apparatus main body, a display unit, and the information processing apparatus main body and the attachment of the display unit rotatably hinge, the information processing apparatus an information processing apparatus characterized by comprising an angle detector for detecting the opening angle of the display unit and the main body portion, it is possible to adjust the operating angle by electrical means,
動作角度の調整が容易である。 It is easy to adjust the operating angle. また、キーボードを操作中に誤ってプッシュスイッチを押してしまうことがない。 Moreover, it never would press push switch incorrectly keyboard during operation.

【0012】本発明の第二の発明は、請求項1に記載の発明において、前記角度検出部が可変抵抗器であることを特徴とするものであり、コストが安く、小型、信頼性の高い角度検出部を有する情報処理装置を提供することができる。 [0012] The second aspect of the present invention is the invention according to claim 1, wherein are those angle detection unit is characterized in that it is a variable resistor, the cost is cheaper, high compact, reliable it is possible to provide an information processing apparatus having an angle detecting unit.

【0013】本発明の第三の発明は、請求項1、または請求項2に記載の発明において、前記角度検出部の角度検出軸が前記ヒンジ部の回転軸と同軸に設けられていることを特徴とするものであり、コンパクトな角度検出部を有する情報処理装置を提供することができる。 [0013] A third aspect of the present invention is the invention according to claim 1 or claim 2, and the angle detection axis of the angle detection unit is provided coaxially with the rotary axis of the hinge portion which is characterized, it is possible to provide an information processing apparatus having a compact angle detection unit.

【0014】本発明の第四の発明は、情報処理装置本体部と、表示部と、前記情報処理装置本体部と前記表示部との角度を検出する角度検出部と、前記角度検出部に接続した動作モード切換え手段とより構成されることを特徴とする情報処理装置であり、角度検出部からの連続した検出信号を動作モード切換え手段と接続させることにより、きめ細かな省電力制御が可能な情報処理装置を提供することができる。 [0014] A fourth aspect of the present invention, an information processing apparatus main body, a display unit, an angle detector for detecting the angle between the display unit and the information processing apparatus main body, connected to the angle detector was an information processing apparatus characterized by further being configured and operation mode switching means, by connecting a continuous detection signal from the angle detector and the operation mode switching means, capable of fine power saving control information it is possible to provide a processing apparatus.

【0015】本発明の第五の発明は、請求項4に記載の発明において、前記動作モード切換え手段が、バックライトの輝度を切り換えることを特徴とするものであり、 The fifth aspect of the present invention is the invention according to claim 4, wherein the operation mode switching means is characterized in that switching the luminance of the backlight,
表示部の開閉角度に応じたバックライトの省電力制御が可能な情報処理装置を提供することができる。 It is possible to provide an information processing apparatus capable of power saving control of the backlight in accordance with the opening and closing angle of the display unit.

【0016】本発明の第六の発明は、請求項4、または請求項5に記載の発明において、前記動作モード切換え手段が、前記表示部の表示信号のON/OFFを切り換えることを特徴とするものであり、表示部の開閉角度に応じた表示部の省電力制御が可能な情報処理装置を提供することができる。 [0016] A sixth aspect of the present invention is the invention according to claim 4 or claim 5, wherein the operation mode switching means, and wherein the switching ON / OFF of the display signal of the display unit are those, it is possible to provide an information processing apparatus capable of power saving control of the display unit in response to the opening and closing angle of the display unit.

【0017】本発明の第七の発明は、請求項4、請求項5、または請求項6に記載の発明において、前記動作モード切換え手段が、前記情報処理装置本体部の内部周辺電源、外部周辺電源、またはシステム電源システムのO The seventh aspect of the present invention, according to claim 4, in the invention described in claim 5 or claim 6, wherein the operation mode switching means, an internal peripheral power supply of the information processing apparatus main body, an external peripheral O of the power supply or the system power supply system,
N/OFFを切り換えることを特徴とするものであり、 And characterized in that switching the N / OFF,
表示部の開閉角度に応じて本体全体の省電力制御が可能な情報処理装置を提供することができる。 It is possible to provide an information processing apparatus capable of saving the power control of the whole body in response to the opening and closing angle of the display unit.

【0018】(実施の形態1)実施の形態1に本発明の角度検出部を備えた情報処理装置として、ノート型パソコンの一例を説明する。 [0018] The information processing apparatus having an angle detecting unit of the present invention to the embodiment (Embodiment 1), an example of a notebook computer.

【0019】図1は本発明の角度検出部を備えたノート型パソコンの斜視図である。 [0019] FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a notebook personal computer equipped with an angle detection unit of the present invention. 図において、1は表示部、 In the figure, reference numeral 1 denotes a display unit,
2はパソコン本体部、3はヒンジ部、4は可変抵抗器、 2 PC unit, 3 hinge portion, the fourth variable resistors,
5は可変抵抗器4の可変つまみである。 5 is variable knob of the variable resistor 4.

【0020】ヒンジ部3の一端部はビス6によりパソコン本体部2に、他端はビス7により表示部1に固定されている。 [0020] One end portion of the hinge portion 3 to the personal computer main body 2 by screws 6, the other end is fixed to the display unit 1 by a screw 7. 図1の例では可変抵抗器4は、左側のヒンジ部3側に取付けられており、ビス8によりパソコン本体部2に固定されている。 The variable resistor 4 in the example of FIG. 1 is attached to the hinge part 3 side of the left side, and is fixed to the PC main body 2 with screws 8. 可変つまみ5の回転中心はヒンジ部3の回動中心軸11と同軸に設けられ、可変つまみ5 Center of rotation of the rotary control 5 is provided coaxially with the rotational axis 11 of the hinge portion 3, a variable knob 5
の先端はつまみ固定具9によって固定されている。 Tip is fixed by fasteners 9 knob. つまみ固定具9はビス10によって表示部1に固定されている。 Knob fixture 9 is fixed to the display unit 1 by screws 10.

【0021】可変抵抗器4には電源からの入力線12 The input line from the variable resistor 4 Power 12
と、制御手段14に接続する出力線13が接続されている。 When output line 13 connected to the control means 14 are connected.

【0022】図1の開いた状態から表示部1を閉方向に閉じると、可変つまみ5が反時計方向に回転して出力信号が変化する。 [0022] The display unit 1 from the open state FIG. 1 is closed in the closing direction, the variable knob 5 is rotated by the output signal changes in a counterclockwise direction. この出力変化は、表示部1と情報処理装置本体部2との開閉角度に対応しており、可変抵抗器4 The output change corresponds to the opening and closing angle of the display unit 1 and the information processing apparatus main body 2, the variable resistor 4
からの出力により開閉角度を知ることができる。 It is possible to know the opening angle by an output from the.

【0023】制御手段14は、出力信号に対応した制御、例えば出力が一定値以下になると表示部1に対する全ての入力を遮断する等の制御を行う。 The control unit 14 performs control such as blocking control corresponding to the output signal, for example, and the output is below a certain value all the inputs to the display unit 1. 制御手段14の詳細は実施の形態2において説明する。 The details of the control unit 14 will be described in the second embodiment.

【0024】この方法によれば、角度検出部は表示部1 According to this method, the angle detection unit is a display unit 1
の開閉角度を検出しているので、薄型のパソコンの場合にも検出精度が低下することがなく、製造工程において個別に動作角度を調整する必要は実質的にない。 Because of detects the opening angle, without even the detection accuracy decreases if the thin PC, substantially no need to adjust the individual operating angle in the manufacturing process.

【0025】また、正確な動作角度が要求される場合には、制御手段14中の閾値を変更することによって動作角度を容易に調整することができる。 Further, when the correct operation angle is required, it is possible to easily adjust the operating angle by changing the threshold value in the control unit 14.

【0026】また、表示部1が閉じられたときに表示部1に対する入力を遮断するだけでなく、実施の形態2に説明するような省電力制御を行えば、本体部2の電源の省電力を制御することもできる。 Further, not only to cut off the input to the display unit 1 when the display unit 1 is closed, by performing the power saving control such as described second embodiment, power saving of the power supply of the main body 2 it is also possible to control.

【0027】さらに、実施の形態1のノートパソコンは、従来のプッシュスイッチのように突出部がないので、操作中に誤ってスイッチを押して表示部のバックライトが消えてしまうことがない。 Furthermore, laptop Embodiment 1, since there is no protruding portion as in the conventional push switch, never backlight of the display unit by pressing the switch by mistake during operation disappears.

【0028】(実施の形態2)実施の形態2には、角度検出部からの出力信号を、省電力動作モード切換え手段を有する制御部に入力して省電力化を実現したパソコンの例を説明する。 [0028] The second embodiment (Embodiment 2), the output signal from the angle detector, an example of a personal computer is input to the control unit to achieve a power saving with the power saving operation mode switching means described to.

【0029】図2は上記パソコンのブロック図である。 [0029] FIG. 2 is a block diagram of the personal computer.
図において301は可変抵抗器、302は可変抵抗器の抵抗値に応じた電圧が出力されるライン、303は電源全体を制御するマイクロコンピュータで、ADコンバータ310、内部メモリ311、CPU312、およびI 301 a variable resistor in FIG, 302 is a line voltage corresponding to the resistance value of the variable resistor is output, 303 is a microcomputer for controlling the entire power, AD converter 310, internal memory 311, CPU 312, and I
/Oインタフェイス313を内蔵する。 / O a built-in interface 313. 304はマイクロコンピュータ303からの出力によってバックライト317の輝度を可変する機能を有したインバータ、30 304 had a function of varying the brightness of the backlight 317 by the output from the microcomputer 303 Inverter, 30
5はマイクロコンピュータ303とシステム制御部31 5 a microcomputer 303 and the system controller 31
4間でコマンドを送受信するシステムバスである。 A system bus for transmitting and receiving commands between 4. システム制御部314はCPU315、ビデオ制御部316 The system control unit 314 CPU 315, the video controller 316
を制御している。 It is controlling the.

【0030】306は外部周辺機器(例えば、FDD、 [0030] 306 is an external peripheral devices (for example, FDD,
シリアルポート、パラレルポート)に電源を供給している電源回路、307は内部周辺機器(例えば、バックライト、HDD)に電源を供給している電源回路、308 Serial port, a power supply circuit that supplies power to the parallel port), a power supply circuit that supplies power to the internal peripherals (e.g., backlight, HDD) is 307, 308
はシステム全体(例えば、メインボード)に電源を供給している電源回路、309はシステム(例えば、メモリ、コアチップ)のバックアップを行う電源回路である。 Power supply circuit that supplies power to the entire system (e.g., a main board), 309 is a power supply circuit for performing a backup of the system (e.g., memory, core chip).

【0031】マイクロコンピュータ303の内部メモリ311には、それぞれの開閉角度のときに行うべき動作を設定してある。 The internal memory 311 of the microcomputer 303 is set actions to take when a respective opening angle. マイクロコンピュータ303は可変抵抗器301の抵抗値に応じた電圧を絶えず検出しており、検出電圧を基にして開閉角度を認識している。 The microcomputer 303 is constantly detecting the voltage corresponding to the resistance value of the variable resistor 301, which recognizes the opening angle based on the detected voltage. 表示部1が開閉されると可変抵抗器301の抵抗値が変化し、入力ライン302の電圧値の変化となって現れる。 When the display unit 1 is opened and closed variable resistance value of the resistor 301 is changed, it appears as a change in the voltage value of the input line 302.
入力ライン302の電圧値は、CPU312にプログラムされている電圧角度変換手順によって角度に変換された後、メモリ311に記されている角度と比較を行い、 The voltage value of the input line 302 is converted into an angle by the voltage angle conversion procedure that is programmed into CPU 312, and compares the angle are described in the memory 311,
メモリ311に記憶された内容に応じた処理を行う。 Performs processing according to the contents stored in the memory 311.

【0032】 [0032]

【表1】 [Table 1]

【0033】表1は動作内容を定義したメモリ311の内容の一例である。 [0033] Table 1 is an example of the contents of the memory 311 that defines the operation content. メモリ311には表示部1の開閉角度と、その角度に応じた動作内容がそれぞれ1対1に対応した表形式で記憶されている。 Opening and closing angle of the display unit 1, the operation contents corresponding to the angle is stored in tabular form corresponding to respective one-to-one to the memory 311.

【0034】表1の例では、表示部1の開閉角30度以上では通常動作、開閉角が30度に閉じられるとバックライト317がOFFし、20度の時ビデオ回路がOF [0034] In the example of Table 1, the opening and closing angle normal operation is 30 degrees or more of the display unit 1, the closing angle is closed 30 ° backlight 317 is OFF, the video circuit at 20 ° OF
F、10度の時システムのスタンバイ、0度の時システムをサスペンド状態に入るように設定されている。 F, 10 ° standby time systems, are set to the system time of 0 degree into the suspended state.

【0035】表示部1を使用状態(30度以上)まで開くと、内部周辺電源307、外部周辺電源306、システム電源308、バックアップ電源309がすべてON [0035] When opening the display unit 1 to the use state (over 30 degrees), the internal peripheral power 307, the external peripheral power 306, the system power supply 308, the backup power supply 309 are all ON
される。 It is.

【0036】表示部1を30度の角度まで閉じるとバックライト317がOFFされシステム全体の消費電力を下げる。 [0036] Closing to an angle of the display unit 1 30 ° backlight 317 lowers the power consumption of the whole is OFF system. この状態より表示部1を30度以上の角度に開くと、直ちにバックライト317が点灯し使用可能状態に復帰できる。 Opening the display unit 1 from this state to 30 degrees or more of angular, can be immediately backlight 317 is turned back to the available state.

【0037】開閉角度を20度まで閉じると、ビデオ回路のオフを行い30度閉じた状態よりさらに消費電力を下げる。 The lower closing the opening angle up to 20 degrees, the more power than closed 30 degrees perform off video circuit. この場合、ビデオ表示の復帰には若干の時間がかかるが、長時間の計算や表示の必要が無い処理を行っている場合の省電力に有効である。 In this case, the return of the video display but take some time, is effective for saving power when doing the process there is no need for long calculations and display.

【0038】さらに、開閉角度を10度まで閉じるとシステムがスタンバイ状態(CPU315のクロック停止、外部周辺電源306がOFF)になり、さらに消費電力を下げることができる。 [0038] Further, the opening angle of the closing until 10 degrees when the system is in standby mode becomes (clock stop of CPU 315, the external peripheral power supply 306 is OFF), it is possible to further reduce power consumption. このモードの場合、開閉角度を30度以上にして再度使用可能状態に復帰するには、ビデオ回路をOFFした場合より時間がかかるが省電力に大きく貢献する。 In this mode, to return the opening angle again usable state by more than 30 degrees, it takes more time than when OFF the video circuit greatly contribute to power saving. 操作中一時的に休憩する場合などに有効である。 If you temporarily break during operation it is effective, for example.

【0039】開閉角度を0度まで閉じた場合にシステムはサスペンド状態(システム電源308がOFF)に入る。 The system if the opening angle close to 0 degrees enters the suspend state (system power 308 is OFF). バックアップ用の電源以外全てOFFした状態であり、復帰には時間がかかるが、消費電力を必要最小限まで下げることができる。 All other power source for backup is in a state of being OFF, but time to return it takes, can be reduced to a necessary minimum power consumption. 長時間使用しない場合に有効である。 It is effective in the case not to be used for a long time.

【0040】本発明のノートパソコンは、以上の例のように表示部の開閉角度に応じて複数の省電力モードを設定でき、使用状況に応じて使用者が表示部の開閉角度を調整することにより有効な省電力モードを得ることができる。 The notebook computer of the present invention, depending on the opening angle of the display unit as in the above example can be multiple power saving mode, the user in accordance with the usage to adjust the opening angle of the display unit it is possible to obtain an effective power saving mode by.

【0041】表1の例では、バックライト317は点灯、またはOFFであるが、輝度可変インバータ304 [0041] In the example of Table 1, the backlight 317 is lighted, or is OFF, the luminance variable inverter 304
によって、開閉角度に応じて段階的にバックライト31 By stepwise backlight 31 in accordance with the opening angle
7の輝度を暗くすることによって、さらにきめ細かく省電力することもできる。 By darkening 7 luminance can be further finely saving.

【0042】 [0042]

【発明の効果】以上説明したように本発明は、表示部と本体部との開閉角度を検出する角度検出部を有する情報処理装置である。 The present invention described above, according to the present invention is an information processing apparatus having an angle detecting section for detecting the opening angle of the display unit and the main body portion. これによって、煩雑な調整なしに表示部の開閉動作角度を調整できる情報処理装置を提供することができる。 Thereby, it is possible to provide an information processing apparatus capable of adjusting the opening and closing operation angle of the display unit without complicated adjustments. また、表示部と本体との角度を連続的に検出できるので、本発明の情報処理装置は、きめ細かな省電力制御が可能である。 Further, since the angle between the display unit and the main body can be continuously detected, the information processing apparatus of the present invention is capable of fine power saving control.

【図面の簡単な説明】 BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

【図1】本発明の実施の形態1におけるノートパソコンの角度検出部の斜視図 1 is a perspective view of the angle detection unit of the notebook computer in the first embodiment of the present invention

【図2】本発明の実施の形態2における動作モード切換え機能付きノートパソコンのブロック図 2 is a block diagram of the operation mode switching function notebook computer in the second embodiment of the present invention

【図3】従来のパソコンにおける表示部の開閉検知機構を示す図 It shows the opening and closing detecting mechanism of the display unit in FIG. 3 traditional computers

【符号の説明】 DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS

1 表示部 2 パソコン本体部 3 ヒンジ部 4 可変抵抗器 5 可変つまみ 6、7、8、10 ビス 9 固定具 11 回動中心軸 12 入力線 13 出力線 14 制御手段 1 display unit 2 personal computer main body 3 hinge 4 variable resistor 5 variable knob 6, 7, 8, 10-bis 9 fixture 11 rotational axis 12 input lines 13 output lines 14 control means

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  1. 【請求項1】情報処理装置本体部と、表示部と、前記情報処理装置本体部と前記表示部を回動可能に取り付けるヒンジ部と、前記情報処理装置本体部と前記表示部との開閉角度を検出する角度検出部と、を備えたことを特徴とする情報処理装置。 Opening angle of the claim 1 an information processing apparatus main body, a display unit, and the information processing apparatus main body and the display unit hinge portion for mounting pivotably, and the display unit and the information processing apparatus main body the information processing apparatus characterized by comprising a, an angle detector for detecting a.
  2. 【請求項2】前記角度検出部が可変抵抗器であることを特徴とする請求項1に記載の情報処理装置。 2. The information processing apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the angle detection unit is a variable resistor.
  3. 【請求項3】前記角度検出部の角度検出軸が前記ヒンジ部の回動軸と同軸に設けられていることを特徴とする請求項1、または請求項2に記載の情報処理装置。 3. The information processing apparatus according to claim 1 or claim 2, wherein the angle detection axis of the angle detection unit is provided on the rotating shaft coaxial with said hinge portion.
  4. 【請求項4】情報処理装置本体部と、表示部と、前記情報処理装置本体部と前記表示部との角度を検出する角度検出部と、前記角度検出部に接続した動作モード切換え手段とより構成されることを特徴とする情報処理装置。 More and 4. The information processing apparatus main body, a display unit, an angle detector for detecting the angle between the display unit and the information processing apparatus main body, and the operation mode switching means connected to the angle detector the information processing apparatus characterized by being configured.
  5. 【請求項5】前記動作モード切換え手段が、バックライトの輝度を切り換えることを特徴とする請求項4に記載の情報処理装置。 Wherein said operation mode switching means, the information processing apparatus according to claim 4, characterized in that switching the luminance of the backlight.
  6. 【請求項6】前記動作モード切換え手段が、前記表示部の表示信号のON/OFFを切り換えることを特徴とする請求項4、または請求項5に記載の情報処理装置。 Wherein said operation mode switching means, the information processing apparatus according to claim 4 or claim 5, wherein the switching ON / OFF of the display signal of the display unit.
  7. 【請求項7】前記動作モード切換え手段が、前記情報処理装置本体部の内部周辺電源、外部周辺電源、またはシステム電源システムのON/OFFを切り換えることを特徴とする請求項4、請求項5、または請求項6に記載の情報処理装置。 Wherein said operation mode switching means, an internal peripheral power supply of the information processing apparatus main body, the external peripheral power or claim 4, wherein the switching ON / OFF of the system power supply system, according to claim 5, or the information processing apparatus according to claim 6.
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