Patent Number: 8,576,549

Title: Two-axis hinge and mobile device

Abstract: A two-axis hinge unit is provided with a first rotating shaft that rotates so as to open in the vertical direction from a folded state with a first casing and a second casing overlapping and a second rotating shaft that rotates so as to open in the horizontal direction from a folded state with the first casing and the second casing overlapping, and is provided with a restriction member positioned between the first rotating shaft and the second rotating shaft that, when one of the rotating shafts is in a predetermined rotational position, is pressed by this one rotating shaft and engages with the other rotating shaft, thereby restricting rotation of that other rotating shaft.

Inventors: Hayashi; Wakato (Tachikawa, JP), Oota; Yuuichi (Higashiyamato, JP), Tanaka; Satoshi (Tachikawa, JP), Nagae; Hirokazu (Tachikawa, JP), Yamamoto; Yusuke (Tachikawa, JP), Ooba; Nobuyoshi (Tachikawa, JP), Ito; Tetsuo (Yokohama, JP), Iwama; Noriyuki (Higashiyamato, JP)

Assignee: NEC Corporation

International Classification: G06F 1/16 (20060101); E05D 3/10 (20060101); H04M 1/00 (20060101); E05D 3/06 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017