Patent Number: 6,252,767

Title: Low impedance hinge for notebook computer

Abstract: A capacitor is formed at a hinge between a display compartment and a microcomputer compartment to reduce EMI emissions caused by the display/microcomputer interface. A plane structure is formed along the length of the display compartment, and another plane structure is formed along the length of the microcomputer compartment. The display compartment's plane structure serves as the ground connection for the display device. It connects to the plane structure of the microcomputer compartment through a capacitative structure. The two plane structures and the capacitative structure form the return path for coupling the display device to a common, system ground. The hinge has as one circular structure concentrically surrounding and in close proximity to another circular structure. The capacitor is formed by the arc area where the two circular structures overlap concentrically, having low impedance at high frequencies (e.g., 30 MHz and above).

Inventors: Carlson; Russell W (Rocklin, CA)

Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company

International Classification: G06F 1/16 (20060101); G09G 3/20 (20060101); G06F 003/147 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018