Patent Number: 6,757,940

Title: Hinge for a notebook computer

Abstract: A hinge for a notebook computer is composed of a first seat, a second seat and an axle. The first seat is mounted on a monitor, and the second seat is mounted on a body. The axle is securely mounted on the first seat and pivotally mounted on the second seat. Two sleeves are provided outside the axle and engaged with each other in a closed status. The first sleeve has two lugs received in a channel defined in the second sleeve. The second sleeve has two protrusive portions respectively formed at two sides of the channel, and two cambered surfaces formed between the channel and the protrusive portion. When a user lowers the monitor to a position that the lugs enter into the cambered surfaces, the monitor can automatically descend under the effect of gravity and the force of a resilient member.

Inventors: Lu; Sheng-Nan (Shulin, TW), Hsu; Ching-Hsiang (Shulin, TW)

Assignee: Shin Zu Shing Co., Ltd.

International Classification: E05D 11/00 (20060101); E05D 11/10 (20060101); G06F 1/16 (20060101); E05D 011/10 ()

Expiration Date: 07/02016