TWI598725B - Storage device - Google Patents

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TWI598725B
TWI598725B TW105124283A TW105124283A TWI598725B TW I598725 B TWI598725 B TW I598725B TW 105124283 A TW105124283 A TW 105124283A TW 105124283 A TW105124283 A TW 105124283A TW I598725 B TWI598725 B TW I598725B
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Sheng-Chang Yang
shi-chang Chen
zong-xian Wang
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Storage device

The present invention relates to a storage device, and more particularly to a storage device comprising two electrical connectors.

Existing portable storage devices, such as flash drives, typically use electrical connectors that conform to standard USB specifications to interface with electrical connectors of a notebook or desktop computer for accessing data.

General mobile devices, such as mobile phones or tablets, usually have smaller electrical connectors for charging or transmitting digital signals, such as micro-USB-compliant electrical connectors or USB Type-C-compliant electrical connectors. The small electrical connector is small in size to reduce the space occupied by the electrical connector.

As the mobile device can also be connected to the storage device through the electrical connector, the portable storage device with only a single electrical connector cannot meet the requirements of the standard USB specification on a typical notebook or desktop computer. The need for docking of smaller electrical connectors on connectors and mobile devices.

Accordingly, it is an object of the present invention to provide a storage device having two types of electrical connectors.

Thus, in some embodiments, the storage device of the present invention includes a housing, a storage unit, a first electrical connector, a rotating base, and a second electrical connector. The outer casing has an accommodating space and includes a first end portion and a second end portion at opposite ends. The storage unit is disposed in the accommodating space of the outer casing. The first electrical connector is disposed on the outer casing and protrudes from the first end and is electrically connected to the storage unit. The swivel mount is pivotally coupled to the second end of the outer casing and has a top surface facing the second end. The second electrical connector is disposed on the rotating base and protrudes from the top surface and is electrically connected to the storage unit. The second end of the outer casing has a first receiving slot for receiving a portion of the second electrical connector protruding from the rotating base, and the second electrical connector is rotatable with the rotating seat in the first receiving slot The storage position and the use position away from the first receiving slot are available for use.

In some embodiments, the storage unit includes a control module and a storage module disposed in the control module, and the storage module passes through the control module and the first electrical connector and the second battery The connector is electrically connected.

In some implementations, the storage module is a card connector for plugging in at least one electronic card, and the housing further has an opening corresponding to the card connector for the electronic card to penetrate.

In some embodiments, the rotating base includes a body, a holding portion and a shaft portion, the seat body has the top surface and a receiving space, and the holding portion and the shaft portion are spaced apart from each other on the top surface And respectively adjacent to opposite sides of the seat body, the holding portion has a mounting hole communicating with the space of the receiving line to provide the second electrical connector, the shaft portion has a threading thread communicating with the space of the receiving line The hole is provided for a cable to pass through, the second end of the outer casing further has an end surface opposite to the top surface, and the outer casing further includes a card extending from the end surface into the receiving space to hold the shaft portion a holding portion, the shaft portion is rotatably supported by the holding portion so as to be pivotable about the shaft portion, and the threading hole communicates with the accommodating space, so that the cable passes through the accommodating space The threading hole connects the storage unit and the second electrical connector to electrically connect the storage unit to the second electrical connector.

In some embodiments, the retaining portion has a hollow frustoconical shape and has a claw shape to have a stretched elasticity, the shaft portion has a surrounding wall defining the threading hole and a surrounding surrounding the surrounding wall a flange at one end of the seat, the outer diameter of the flange being larger than the inner diameter of the end of the catch so that the flange abuts against the end of the catch.

In some embodiments, the rotating base further includes a limiting protrusion disposed on the top surface adjacent to the shaft portion, the second end portion further having a shape formed on the end surface to limit the limiting convex portion The limiting slot that moves therein is matched with the limiting slot by the limiting protrusion to limit the angular range of pivoting of the seat.

In some embodiments, the retaining portion of the rotating base protrudes from the top surface, and the second end portion further has a second receiving slot for receiving the retaining portion, the second receiving slot and the first receiving slot The slots are connected.

In some embodiments, the rotating base further includes a bottom cover that covers the opposite side of the top surface to close the housing space.

In some implementations, the first electrical connector conforms to a standard universal serial bus (USB) transmission specification, and the second electrical connector conforms to a micro universal serial bus (micro-USB) transmission specification.

In some implementations, the first electrical connector conforms to a standard universal serial bus (USB) transmission specification, and the second electrical connector conforms to a universal serial bus (USB) Type-C transmission specification.

In some implementations, the housing further includes a body, and the body is formed by a first half and a second half being oppositely combined and forming a hollow flat elongated column. The first end And the second ends are respectively connected to the two ends of the body.

In some embodiments, a cover is further included to cover the first end of the outer casing to cover a portion of the first electrical connector that protrudes the first end.

The present invention has at least the following effects: the first electrical connector and the second electrical connector are adapted to interface with corresponding sockets of different electronic devices, and the second electrical connector can be in the receiving position and the use position with the rotating seat The conversion between the operating procedures is simple and convenient. When the second electrical connector is in the receiving position, the second electrical connector can be received in the first receiving slot to protect the second electrical connector from being damaged by the collision, and the rotating base and the rotating electrical connector are The outer casing has a flat and elongated cylindrical shape, which is not only beautiful but also convenient to carry.

Referring to FIG. 1 to FIG. 4, an embodiment of the storage device of the present invention comprises a casing 1, a storage unit 2, a first electrical connector 3, a rotating base 4, a second electrical connector 5 and a cover 6. .

The housing 1 has an accommodating space 11 and includes a first end portion 12 and a second end portion 13 at opposite ends. In this embodiment, the outer casing 1 further includes a body 14 and the body 14 is relatively combined by a first half 141 and a second half 142, and has a hollow flat elongated column shape. The first end portion 12 and the second end portion 13 are respectively connected to the two ends of the body 14. The first end portion 12 has a frame shape and has a through hole 121 and has a plurality of hooks 122 for being respectively fastened to the plurality of card slots 143 formed in the body 14. The body 14 defines a retracted step 144 adjacent the second end portion 13 that can be snapped into the second end portion 13. The body 14 further has a plurality of protrusions 145 formed on the step portion 144, and the inner surface of the second end portion 13 is further recessed with a plurality of grooves 131 respectively corresponding to the protrusions 145, so that the first portion The two ends 13 are fastened to the body 14.

The storage unit 2 is disposed in the accommodating space 11 of the outer casing 1 . In the present embodiment, the storage unit 2 includes a control module 21 and a storage module 22 disposed in the control module 21, and the storage module 22 passes through the control module 21 and the first electrical connector. 3 and the second electrical connector 5 are electrically connected. In this embodiment, the control module 21 is specifically a circuit board. The storage module 22 is specifically a card connector 22 for plugging in at least one electronic card 23. The housing 1 also has a position to be connected to the card. The opening 22 of the device 22 is for the electronic card 23 to penetrate. The plurality of electronic cards 23 of the same specification can be individually used by the card connector 22, and the electronic card 23 can be, for example, a micro-SD memory card. In this embodiment, the storage module 22 is exemplified by the card connector 22. However, the storage module 22 can also be a fixed memory, which can be adjusted according to design requirements.

The first electrical connector 3 is disposed on the outer casing 1 and protrudes from the first end portion 12 and is electrically connected to the storage unit 2 . In the present embodiment, the first electrical connector 3 is electrically connected to the control module 21, and the storage module 22 is also electrically connected to the control module 21, and the first is passed through the control module 21. The electrical connector 3 is electrically connected to the storage module 22. One end of the first electrical connector 3 is fixed to the control module 21 , and the other end extends outward through the through hole 121 of the first end portion 12 to protrude the first end portion 12 . In this embodiment, the first electrical connector 3 conforms to the standard universal serial bus (USB) transmission specification.

The swivel mount 4 is pivotally coupled to the second end 13 of the outer casing 1 and has a top surface 411 facing the second end 13. The second electrical connector 5 is disposed on the rotating base 4 and protrudes from the top surface 411 and is electrically connected to the storage unit 2 . Referring to FIG. 5 and FIG. 6 , the rotating base 4 includes a body 41 , a holding portion 42 and a shaft portion 43 . The base 41 has the top surface 411 and a volume space 412. The holding portion 42 and the shaft portion 43 are spaced apart from each other on the top surface 411 and adjacent to opposite sides of the seat body 41. The holding portion 42 has a mounting hole 421 communicating with the receiving space 412 to dispose the second electrical connector 5. The shaft portion 43 has a threaded hole 431 communicating with the line space 412 for a cable (not shown) to pass through. The second end portion 13 of the outer casing 1 further has an end surface 132 opposite to the top surface 411, and the outer casing 1 further includes a retaining portion extending from the end surface 132 into the accommodating space 11 to hold the shaft portion 43. Part 16. The shaft portion 43 is rotatably supported by the holding portion 16 so that the seat portion 41 can pivot about the shaft portion 43 and the threading hole 431 communicates with the accommodating space 11 The cable connects the storage unit 2 and the second electrical connector 5 via the threading hole 431 to electrically connect the storage unit 2 and the second electrical connector 5. The rotating base 4 further includes a bottom cover 45 covering the opposite side of the top surface 411 to close the receiving space 412.

In this embodiment, the holding portion 16 has a hollow frustoconical shape and has a claw shape to have a stretched elasticity. The shaft portion 43 has a surrounding wall 432 defining the threading hole 431 and a surrounding surrounding The wall 432 is away from the flange 433 of one end of the seat body 41. The outer diameter of the flange 433 is larger than the inner diameter of the end of the latching portion 16 so that the flange 433 is abutted against the end of the latching portion 16 (see FIG. 4). ). The rotating base 4 is abutted against the end of the latching portion 16 by the flange 433 of the shaft portion 43 and the top surface 411 of the seat body 41 is disposed on the end surface 132 of the second end portion 13 in the outer casing 1 A direction of extension D is limited and can be pivotally connected to the outer casing 1. Further, the rotating base 4 further includes a limiting protrusion 44 disposed on the top surface 411 adjacent to the shaft portion 43. The second end portion 13 further has a shape formed on the end surface 132 to limit the limiting protrusion. The limiting groove 133 of the portion 44 moves therein, and the limiting protrusion 44 cooperates with the limiting groove 133 to limit the angular range in which the seat body 41 pivots. In the present embodiment, the angle range in which the seat body 41 pivots is limited to 90 degrees.

In this embodiment, the second end portion 13 of the outer casing 1 further has a first receiving groove 134 for receiving a portion of the second electrical connector 5 protruding from the rotating base 4. Moreover, in this embodiment, the holding portion 42 of the rotating base 4 protrudes from the top surface 411, and the second end portion 13 further has a second receiving groove 135 for receiving the holding portion 42, the second The receiving groove 135 communicates with the first receiving groove 134.

Referring to FIG. 1 and FIG. 7 , the second electrical connector 5 can be connected to the rotating base 4 in a receiving position of the first receiving slot 134 (as shown in FIG. 1 ) and away from the first receiving slot 134 . Conversion between the use positions for use (as shown in Figure 7). As described above, in the embodiment, the angle of the pivoting of the base 41 of the rotating base 4 is limited to 90 degrees, so that the second electrical connector 5 can be limited when the second electrical connector 5 is in the use position. It is in a position perpendicular to the outer casing 1 for convenience of use. Of course, if the seat body 41 does not limit the pivoting angle, it can be implemented. In this embodiment, when the second electrical connector 5 is in the receiving position, the second electrical connector 5 can be received in the first receiving slot 134 to protect the second electrical connector 5 from being bumped. And damaged. Moreover, when the second electrical connector 5 is in the accommodating position, the rotating base 4 and the outer casing 1 together have a flat and elongated cylindrical shape, which is not only beautiful but also convenient to carry. When the second electrical connector 5 is to be used, the rotating base 4 can be rotated, and the second electrical connector 5 can be used in the use position. After the use is completed, the rotating base 4 can be rotated back to the original position. The second electrical connector 5 can be returned to the receiving position, and the operation procedure is simple and convenient.

In this embodiment, the second electrical connector 5 can be a micro-universal serial bus (micro-USB) transmission specification or an electrical connector conforming to a universal serial bus (USB) Type-C transmission specification. According to the design needs. That is, in the embodiment, the first electrical connector 3 and the second electrical connector 5 are electrical connectors of different sizes, and the second electrical connector 5 has a smaller volume than the first electrical connector. 3.

The cover 6 is covered by the first end portion 12 of the outer casing 1 to cover a portion of the first electrical connector 3 protruding from the first end portion 12 for protecting the first electrical connector 3. The first electrical connector 3 can also be designed in a telescopic manner, and the cover 6 can also be omitted.

The first electrical connector 3 and the second electrical connector 5 of the embodiment are selectable by the user to interface with corresponding connectors on the electronic device (not shown), for example, the electronic device is a notebook computer or a desktop computer. The first electrical connector 3 can be connected to the corresponding socket of the electronic device, and when the electronic device is a mobile phone or a tablet computer, the second electrical connector 5 can be used to interface with the corresponding socket of the electronic device, so the embodiment can be applied to different Electronic device.

In summary, the first electrical connector 3 and the second electrical connector 5 of the present embodiment are applicable to interface with corresponding sockets of different electronic devices, and the second electrical connector 5 can be associated with the rotating base 4 The operation between the storage position and the use position is simple and convenient. When the second electrical connector 5 is in the receiving position, the second electrical connector 5 can be received in the first receiving slot 134 to protect the second electrical connector 5 from being damaged by collision. The rotating base 4 and the outer casing 1 as a whole have a flat and elongated cylindrical shape, which is not only beautiful but also convenient to carry.

However, the above is only the embodiment of the present invention, and the scope of the invention is not limited thereto, and all the equivalent equivalent changes and modifications according to the scope of the patent application and the patent specification of the present invention are still The scope of the invention is covered.

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BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS Other features and advantages of the present invention will be apparent from the embodiments of the present invention, wherein: Figure 1 is a perspective view of an embodiment of a storage device of the present invention, illustrating a second electrical connector in a receiving position 2 is an exploded perspective view of the embodiment; FIG. 3 is a view from another perspective of FIG. 2; FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view of the embodiment; FIG. 5 is a second end of the outer casing of the embodiment. Figure 6 is a perspective view of another perspective view of the second end of the embodiment; and Figure 7 is a perspective view of the embodiment illustrating the second electrical connector in a position of use.

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Claims (12)

  1. A storage device comprising: a housing having an accommodating space, and including a first end portion and a second end portion at opposite ends; a storage unit disposed in the accommodating space of the outer casing; a first electric a connector disposed on the outer casing and protruding from the first end and electrically connected to the storage unit; a rotating base pivotally coupled to the second end of the outer casing and having a second end facing the second end And a second electrical connector disposed on the rotating base and protruding the top surface and electrically connected to the storage unit; wherein the second end of the outer casing has a first receiving slot for receiving the first The second electrical connector protrudes from the rotating seat, and the second electrical connector can be used with the rotating seat in a receiving position of the first receiving slot and a use position away from the first receiving slot. During the transition, when the second electrical connector is in the receiving position, the rotating base and the outer casing are integrally formed in a cylindrical shape.
  2. The storage device of claim 1, wherein the storage unit includes a control module and a storage module disposed in the control module, and the storage module passes through the control module and the first electrical connector The second electrical connector is electrically connected.
  3. The storage device of claim 2, wherein the storage module is a card connector for inserting at least one electronic card, and the housing further has an opening corresponding to the card connector for the electronic card to be worn. In.
  4. The storage device of claim 1, wherein the rotating base comprises a body, a holding portion and a shaft portion, the base body having the top surface and a receiving space, the holding portion and the shaft portion are spaced apart from each other on the top surface and adjacent to opposite sides of the seat body, the holding The portion has a mounting hole communicating with the housing space to provide the second electrical connector, the shaft portion has a threading hole communicating with the housing space for a cable to pass through, and the second housing The end portion further has an end surface opposite to the top surface, and the outer casing further includes a latching portion extending from the end surface into the receiving space to hold the shaft portion, the shaft portion being rotatable about the shaft The holding portion is fixed to enable the body to pivot with the shaft portion as an axis, and the threading hole communicates with the accommodating space, so that the cable connects the storage unit and the second electrical connector via the threading hole The storage unit is electrically connected to the second electrical connector.
  5. The storage device of claim 4, wherein the retaining portion has a hollow frustoconical shape and has a claw shape to have a stretched elasticity, the shaft portion has a surrounding wall defining the threading hole and a surrounding A flange surrounding the wall away from one end of the seat, the outer diameter of the flange being greater than the inner diameter of the end of the catch to abut the flange against the end of the catch.
  6. The storage device of claim 5, wherein the rotating base further comprises a limiting protrusion disposed on the top surface adjacent to the shaft portion, the second end portion further having a shape formed on the end surface to limit the limit The limiting groove in which the convex portion moves is supported by the limiting convex portion to limit the angular range of the pivoting of the seat.
  7. The storage device of claim 6, wherein the holding portion of the rotating base protrudes from the top surface, the second end portion further has a second receiving groove for receiving the holding portion, the second receiving groove and The first receiving slots are in communication.
  8. The storage device of claim 4, wherein the rotating base further comprises a bottom cover covering the opposite side of the top surface to close the receiving space.
  9. The storage device of claim 1, wherein the first electrical connector conforms to a standard universal serial bus (USB) transmission specification, and the second electrical connector conforms to a micro universal serial bus (micro-USB) transmission. specification.
  10. The storage device of claim 1, wherein the first electrical connector conforms to a standard universal serial bus (USB) transmission specification, and the second electrical connector conforms to a universal serial bus (USB) Type-C transmission. specification.
  11. The storage device of claim 1, wherein the outer casing further comprises a body, and the body is formed by a combination of a first half and a second half, and has a hollow flat elongated column shape. The first end portion and the second end portion are respectively connected to both ends of the body.
  12. The storage device of any one of claims 1 to 11, further comprising a cover covering the first end of the outer casing to cover a portion of the first electrical connector that protrudes the first end.
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