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455 - Telecommunications

455073000 - TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER AT SAME STATION (E.G., TRANSCEIVER)

455550100 - Radiotelephone equipment detail

455575100 - Housing or support

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20090215506SLIDER MECHANISM - Radio communication terminal comprising a first casing, a second casing and a slider mechanism, comprising a slider and a base, the slider is mounted on either one of the first casing and the second casing and the base is mounted on the other of the first casing and the second casing, wherein the slider mechanism further comprises at least one cam, which is mounted on either one of the slider and the base, and at least one follower, which is adapted to be moved along said cam and is mounted on the other of the slider and the base, wherein the first casing and the second casing is adapted to be moved in relation to each other between at least a first and a second position by movement of the follower along the cam.08-27-2009
20110195762TERMINAL INCLUDING ROTATABLE BODY - A terminal with improved usability may include a body unit including a first body, a second body disposed adjacent to the first body, a third body disposed to face the first body and the second body; a movement unit to semi-automatically slide the third body between a first position in which the third body covers a front surface of the first body and a front surface of the second body, and a second position in which the third body is slid to expose a front surface of the second body; and a tilting unit to rotate the second body towards the third body.08-11-2011
20110195761SLIDE OPENING/CLOSING DEVICE, METHOD OF RESTRICTING SLIDING MOVEMENT OF SLIDE MEMBER, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE - A slide opening/closing device that includes a housing; an opening formed in the housing; a lid with a protrusion, the lid being configured to cover the opening; a sliding member having an abutting claw, and a sliding-movement restricting member. The sliding member is mounted on the housing proximal to the opening and at least partially covering the lid and opening when sliding in one moving direction. The sliding-movement restricting member includes an abutting portion and is made of an elastic material. The abutting portion is configured to abut the abutting claw of the sliding member when the lid is detached from covering the opening, and the abutting portion is configured to be displaced from a path of the abutting claw that is in the one moving direction when the lid is attached to the housing to cover the opening.08-11-2011
20110195760FULLY FLAT SLIDER - A device may include a lower panel, an upper panel, bi-stable shaft, and guide link. The lower panel may include four sides, a first surface, and a second surface. The upper panel may include four sides, a third surface, and a fourth surface, where the fourth surface overlays the first surface of the lower panel when the device is in a first configuration. A first end of the bi-stable shaft may be rotatably attached proximate to a first of the sides of the lower panel. A second end of the bi-stable shaft may be rotatably attached proximate to a first of the sides of the upper panel. The guide link may include two ends, a first end rotatably attached proximate to the first side of the upper panel and a second end slidably inserted in a track parallel to the first side of the lower panel.08-11-2011
20100087231BI-STABLE SLIDING ASSEMBLY - Sliding assembly for mobile or portable terminals, comprising: a plane first main part; a plane second main part slidably connected to the first main part, the second main part being spring-loaded by a first elastic module adapted to urge the first and second main parts apart from each other, the second main part further comprising a protrusion extending towards the first main part, the sliding assembly further comprising a locking element in the first main part with a recess arranged to cooperate with a first elastic module, such that the locking element is urged against the protrusion, the second main part being arranged to cooperate with the first elastic module, such that the protrusion is urged against the locking element, the second main part of the sliding assembly thereby being held in a center position, wherein the sliding assembly further comprises an actuator arranged to overcome an elastic force exerted by the elastic element onto the locking element when being subject to an outside force, thus releasing the engagement between the locking element and the protrusion and bringing the second main part into a first end-position due to the elastic force of the first elastic module. According to a second embodiment, the sliding assembly may comprise a guide track cooperating with a stop pin included in the second elastic module.04-08-2010
20120178508CRADLING APPARATUS FOR PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - Provided is a cradling apparatus for a portable communication device to allow the portable communication device to slide and be inclinedly cradled through pressurization. To this end, a cradling apparatus for a portable communication device includes a first housing, a second housing, and link portions provided between the first housing and the second housing to slide and inclinedly cradle the second housing. The apparatus further includes guide portions coupled to both sides of the first housing, guide members slidably coupled with the guide portions, hinge portions protruding from the guide members, the hinge portions being rotatably coupled with the second housing, and pressurizing portions provided on one ends of the hinge portions to pressurize the hinge portions and the guide members.07-12-2012
20130040713HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A handheld electronic device including a first body, a second body, a fixing frame, a first sliding frame, and a second sliding frame is provided. Through the designs of the first sliding frame, the second sliding frame, and the fixing frame, the handheld electronic device has two sliding routes and accordingly can achieve two expanded states, wherein the two expanded states respectively expose two portions of the second body.02-14-2013
20100041451ROTATION TYPE PORTABLE TERMINAL - A portable terminal includes a first housing (02-18-2010
20100041450SLIDING-TYPE PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable electronic device comprises a cover, a base and a sliding mechanism. The sliding mechanism includes a connecting rod mechanism and a controlling mechanism. The connecting rod mechanism is rotatably mounted between the base and the cover and is configured to rotate the cover relative to the base. The controlling mechanism is configured to control the rotation of the connecting rod mechanism.02-18-2010
20090156274SLIDE MECHANISM AND SLIDE-TYPE PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICE USING THE SAME - An exemplary slide mechanism (06-18-2009
20090305755Antenna assembly of mobile terminal - An antenna assembly of a mobile terminal is provided. The antenna assembly of a mobile terminal includes: a main antenna disposed at a side of the mobile terminal; a first coupling antenna coupled to the main antenna in a first mechanical state of the mobile terminal; and a second coupling antenna coupled to the main antenna in a second mechanical state according to a mechanical operation of the mobile terminal.12-10-2009
20090093285Bilateral sliding module and the electronic device using the same - A bilateral sliding module and an electronic device using the same are provided. The electronic device has a top housing, a bottom housing, and the bilateral sliding module slidable connects the top housing to the bottom housing. The bilateral sliding module comprises a first guiding unit, a second guiding unit and a cross-moving device. In which, the first guiding unit is disposed on the top housing, and the second guiding unit is disposed on the bottom housing opposite the first guiding unit. The cross-moving device is disposed between the first guiding unit and the second guiding unit, such that the top housing and the bottom housing are cross-movably coupled.04-09-2009
20090286580Information terminal device - An information terminal device includes: a first housing that has a first operating unit on a face on one side thereof; a hinge member that is designed to rotate about a first axis, with respect to the first housing; a second housing that has a second operating unit on a face on one side thereof, is provided on one side of the first housing, slides in the direction of a second axis perpendicular to the first axis, and transits between a state where the second housing covers the first operating unit and a state where the first operating unit is exposed, the second housing restricting rotation of the hinge member through contact with the first housing when the second housing is in the covering state; and a third housing that has a display unit on a face on one side thereof, is provided on one side of the second housing, slides in the direction of the first axis, and transits between a state where the third housing covers the second operating unit and a state where the second operating unit is exposed.11-19-2009
20080280658KEYPAD FOR A SLIDER TYPE PORTABLE MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - Disclosed is a slider type portable mobile communications device includes a top panel and a bottom panel. The bottom panel further includes one or more tapered keys that are tapered from front to back and associated recessed areas. The top and bottom panel are slidably movable in at least one direction with respect to one another such that they can define a closed position and an open position. When the top panel is moved from the open position to the closed position, it will exert a downward force on the tapered keys as it encounters them. The downward force is sufficient to compress and hold the tapered keys in their respective recessed areas within the bottom panel in the closed position thereby maintaining a consistent depth form factor for the slider type portable mobile communications device.11-13-2008
20100093410PORTABLE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal including a front body, a rear body slidably coupled to the front body such that the front and rear bodies are slidable between a closed position and an opened position, at least one of the front body and rear body including a transparent portion that can be can seen through, a wireless communication unit disposed in the front body and configured to wirelessly communication with at least one other terminal, and an transparent input module disposed in the transparent portion and configured to input information into the mobile terminal.04-15-2010
20110045880OPERATION DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING SLIDING COVER OF PORTABLE ELECTRONIC PRODUCT - An operation device for controlling sliding cover of portable electronic product includes first, second and third magnetic members, a transmission unit and an operation unit. The third magnetic member is connected to the transmission unit and includes first and second magnetic polarities. The operation unit drives the transmission unit and the two magnetic members are fixed to the first and second positions of the sliding cover. When the operation unit is operated, the third magnetic member is rotated so that the first magnetic polarity of the third magnetic member is impulsive to the first magnetic member to open the sliding cover, or the first magnetic polarity of the third magnetic member is impulsive to the second magnetic member to close the sliding cover.02-24-2011
20090233660PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE INCLUDING A SPRING LIFT ASSEMBLY - A portable communication device is configured to include a display and an auxiliary portion. In conventional operating modes, such as with the display closed or slid open to access the keypad, the auxiliary portion is concealed by the display. When the display is slid downward relative to the base, the auxiliary portion is revealed and a lift assembly raises the auxiliary portion relative to the base to a position that is generally coplanar with the display.09-17-2009
20080318645Excessive Rotation Preventing Structure for Rotation Supporting Mechanism and Portable Terminal - An excessive rotation preventing structure for a rotation supporting mechanism, which has no torque loss while ensuring thinness in a height direction, is provided. A portable terminal is also provided. The excessive rotation preventing structure is provided with a rotation stopping means. At the time of rotating and stopping a cover supported on a main body by a shaft, at the same open position where the cover is normally or reversely turned 180 degrees in a flat plane direction, the rotation stopping means rotates and stops the cover by moving one locking member to a move control position for open positioning when the cover is rotated in an opening direction and the locking members of the main body and the cover are correspondingly locked at an open position corresponding part.12-25-2008
20090011805Distributed Mode Speaker for Mobile Devices - A mobile communication device includes first and second housing sections movably connected so as to move relative to one another between open and closed positions. The first and second housing sections each include protected surfaces that overlap when the first and second housing sections are in the open position. A distributed mode speaker is disposed on one of the protected surfaces to protect the distributed mode speaker from damage.01-08-2009
20100087234SLIDE MECHANISM FOR SLIDE-TYPE PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A slide mechanism comprises a main plate forming two guiding groove portions, and a slide plate forming two guiding flanges engaging with the guiding groove portions respectively. The slide mechanism includes a plurality of rollers received in the guiding groove portions to guide the guiding flanges to slide relative to the guiding groove portions. The invention also discloses a portable electronic device applying the slide mechanism.04-08-2010
20120238334ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - An electronic apparatus includes a first housing, a second housing and a coupling portion movably coupling the first housing and the second housing to each other. The first housing includes a guide groove formed in a surface of the first housing facing the second housing that restricts a direction of movement of the first housing and the second housing with respect to each other. The guide groove includes a bottom portion. The coupling portion includes a coupling main body fixed to a surface of the second housing facing the first housing, a guide pin protruding from the coupling main body so as to be able to advance and retreat within the guide groove and including a tip portion, the tip portion being housed in the guide groove, and an urging member urging the guide pin toward the bottom portion of the guide groove.09-20-2012
20120238333ELECTRONIC DEVICE - There is provided an electronic device which includes a first and second casings, a second casing including a recess disposed on a surface, opposite to the first casing, of the second casing, and a joint for connecting the first casing to the second casing so that the first casing and the second casing are movable relative to each other. The joint includes a movable member which is fixed to the first casing and includes two arms, a pair of rails which is fixed to the second casing, each of the pair of rails receiving a corresponding one of the two arms so that the two arms are slidable relative to the pair of the rails, and a protrusion protruding from the movable member. The recess is disposed between the pair of rails and the recess receives the protrusion and regulates movement of the protrusion.09-20-2012
20120238332SLIDE COVER LINKING MECHANISM WITH BOTH PUSH AID EFFECT AND END BUFFERING EFFECT - A slide cover linking mechanism with both push aid effect and end buffering effect includes: a seat body having a receiving space and at least one first slide guide section, at least one second slide guide section with a middle turning section being disposed in the receiving space; a slide seat slidable along the first slide guide sections and formed with a receiving recess in which a third slide guide section is disposed; at least one first elastic member two ends of which are respectively pivotally connected in the receiving space and with a middle section of the slide seat; and at least one second elastic member two ends of which are respectively connected in the receiving recess and with a slide guide member slidable within the third slide guide section. A movable member movable along the second slide guide section is pivotally connected on the slide guide member.09-20-2012
20110237312ACCESS TO INTERNAL REPLACEABLE COMPONENT - An apparatus including a first body part and a second body part slidingly movable in relation to each other from a compact position to an extended position, a housing configured to receive a replaceable internal part, and a joint mechanism joining the first and second body parts to a third part of the apparatus. The joint mechanism is configured to allow, when the apparatus is in said extended position, the first and second body parts to tilt in relation to said third body part to provide access to the housing.09-29-2011
20110143823COVER PLATE ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF OPERATION OF SAME - A mobile device is described herein in which the mobile device can have a base portion that can include a guide base and can also have a slider portion that can include a sliding plate. The slider portion can be slidably engaged with the base portion and can move relative to the base portion. The mobile device can also include a cover plate that can be slidably engaged with the guide base of the base portion and the sliding plate of the slider portion. In one arrangement, the cover plate can be configured to selectively cover a slot of the sliding plate. As an example, when the slider portion moves from a closed position to an open position, the cover plate can move in substantially the same direction as the slider portion due to a friction coefficient between the cover plate and the sliding plate being greater than a friction coefficient between the cover plate and the guide base.06-16-2011
20090312076PORTABLE TERMINAL - Disclosed is a portable terminal that includes a main housing; a first sliding housing slidably installed on the main housing in such a manner that the first sliding housing slides in a first direction; second sliding housings slidably installed on the main housing in such a manner that the second sliding housings slide in a second direction; and a sliding module for providing driving force allowing the first and second sliding housings to move, the sliding module being installed on the main housing, wherein the first sliding housing and second sliding housings simultaneously move from each position where they overlap the main housing to each position where they extend from on the main housing.12-17-2009
20110294555HANDLING USER INPUTS - A device includes a device body comprising a user input interface for receiving user inputs, a member slidably engaged with the device body and slidable from a first position to a second position, and at least one processor configured, under the control of machine-readable code to detect incidences of user inputs via the user input interface, to detect the sliding of the member from the first position to the second position, and to be responsive to detecting a composite user input comprising a sliding of the member from the first position to the second position while a user input is incident via the user input interface to cause a first operation to be performed.12-01-2011
20090104950SLIDE TYPE PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A slide type portable electronic device is described. The slide type portable electronic device includes a first case, a second case and a multimedia coupler. The multimedia coupler including a sound box and a speaker disposed inside the sound box couples the first case to the second case. The sound box and the speaker can rotate with the first case and the first case can slide on the multimedia coupler.04-23-2009
20100222116HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING TWO DEVICE MEMBERS SLIDABLE RELATIVE TO A BRIDGE - In a particular embodiment there is provided a handheld electronic device, comprising a bridge, a first device member having a first i/o element thereon and a second device member having a second i/o element thereon. The first and second device members are slidable relative to the bridge between a closed position for the handheld electronic device and a spaced-apart position for the handheld electronic device. In the closed position the first and second device members overlap such that the first device member blocks access to the second i/o element. In the spaced-apart position the second i/o element is accessible and the first and second device members are spaced apart by a selected non-zero spacing.09-02-2010
20090312077FLEXIBLE GASKETS FOR WIRELESS TERMINALS WITH SLIDING MEMBERS - Gaskets and wireless terminals with gaskets for sealing a space between sliding members in wireless terminals. The wireless terminals include: (a) a first member; (b) a second member overlying the first member, wherein at least one of the first and second members is configured to slide between open and closed configurations; and (c) a gasket attached to the first and second members, the gasket having an elongate body portion with opposing first and second end portions affixed to a respective one of the first and second members. The gasket is configured to provide an electrical path between at least one component in the first member to at least one component in the second member. The elongate body portion is configured to snugly abut the first and second members to inhibit dust from entering a target interior space when the wireless terminal is in the open configuration.12-17-2009
20090163257Electronic device with integrated slide - Disclosed herein is an apparatus. The apparatus includes a first housing section, electronic circuitry, and a second housing section. The first housing section forms a front face and a first side of the apparatus. The electronic circuitry is mounted in the first housing section. The second housing section is movably connected to the first housing section. The second housing section is configured to be movable between a first position and a second position. The second housing section partially houses components from the first housing section when the second housing section is in the first position. The second housing section forms a majority of a back face of the apparatus when the second housing section is in the first position.06-25-2009
20100016042SLIDING-TYPE PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A sliding-type portable communication device is provided. The sliding-type portable communication device includes a first housing, a second housing slidably engaged with the first housing, face to face, and first and second sliding cover portions at both sides of the first housing, for sliding from both sides of the first housing, while sliding the second housing, thereby widening or narrowing the first housing.01-21-2010
20100035669SLIDE TYPE MOBILE TERMINAL WITH TILTABLE SLIDE MODULE - A mobile terminal is provided. The mobile terminal includes an upper body, a lower body, and a slide module connecting the upper and lower bodies, where the slide module is configured to slidably move the upper body in a first linear motion relative to the lower body and to tilt the upper body at an angle relative to the lower body in a second motion. The slide module includes an upper slide member fixed to the upper body, a lower slide member fixed to the lower body, and at least one cam portion formed on the upper slide member such that the at least one cam portion is configured to contact the lower slide member when the upper slide member is moved toward an open configuration using the first motion, wherein the contact causes the upper slide member to tilt when the upper slide member is moved to the open configuration using the second motion.02-11-2010
20100184491PHONE - A phone is provided. The phone comprises a first body having a first face, a second body having a second face facing the first face and connected to the first body so as to be slidable in a moving direction parallel to the first and second faces, guiding members protruding from the first face, and a sliding member mounted on the second face and guiding the guiding members so as to slide in the moving direction. The sliding member includes insert members, each of which has a guide groove, disposed parallel to the moving direction to allow the respective guiding members to be inserted thereinto and housings fixedly mounted on the second face to house the respective insert members. The space defined by the first body and the second body is minimized. With this configuration, the first body is movable in a circular arc direction relative to the second body and has the same curvature as the second body.07-22-2010
20090170576KEYPAD AND SLIDE TYPE MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING THE SAME - A keypad and a slide type mobile terminal having the same are provided. The slide type mobile terminal includes a first main body; a keypad having an upper surface part and a lower surface part, and a second main body coupled to the first plate positioned at one end of the upper surface part of the keypad and slidably connected to the first main body. The upper surface part has a plurality of parallel first plates that form an upper surface of the keypad, and the first plates positioned at each end of the upper surface part each have a downward facing first latch disposed at one side thereof and the remaining first plates each have a downward facing first latch disposed at two sides thereof. The lower surface part has a plurality of parallel second plates that form a lower surface of the keypad, and each second plate has an upward facing second latch disposed at two sides thereof. One second latch of each second plate contacts an adjacent first latch.07-02-2009
20100113110LINK ASSEMBLY WITH SPRINGS WHICH CAN BE EXTENDED AND CONTRACTED AND SLIDER ASSEMBLY HAVING IT - An extendable and retractable link assembly is rotatably attached to a fixed plate and a sliding plate of a slide type cellular phone for applying a biasing force to the fixed plate and the sliding plate. The link assembly includes a link plate including a base end portion and at least one spring receiving channel extending from the base end portion. A link frame is coupled to the link plate in a removal-free manner, the link frame including a base end portion and at least one spring support rod extending into the spring receiving channel of the link plate. The link assembly further includes a spring having a first end received within the spring receiving channel of the link plate and a second end into which the spring support rod of the link frame is inserted.05-06-2010
20100113109Electromagnetic sliding mechanism and electronic device - An electromagnetic sliding mechanism and an electronic device are provided. The sliding mechanism includes a fixing base, a sliding piece, and an elastic piece. The fixing base and the sliding piece are respectively provided with an electromagnetic element and the two electromagnetic elements correspond to each other. The sliding piece can slide between a first position and a second position with respect to the fixing base. One end of the elastic piece is pivotally connected to the fixing base, and the other end thereof is pivotally connected to the sliding piece to slide synchronously therewith. Via a repulsive magnetic force generated by electro-magnetizing the two electromagnetic elements, the sliding piece slides automatically from the first position to the second position. When the electromagnetic sliding mechanism is applied to the electronic device, two opposite casings of the electronic device can slide with respect to each other.05-06-2010
20090149230SLIDE MECHANISM FOR SLIDE-TYPE PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICES - An exemplary slide mechanism includes a fixing unit, a connecting unit, and a slidable unit slidably coupled to the fixing unit. The fixing unit includes a rear cover and a pair of slide rails securely disposed on the rear cover. Each of the slide rails has a turn. The slide rails are spaced from each other and the turns are opposite to each other. The connecting unit is disposed between the fixing unit and the slidable unit. The connecting unit includes two slidable members for engaging with the slide rails. The slidable members are slidable relative to each other. The slidable members and the slide rails are magnetic, and polarities of the end of each the slidable member and an inner surface of a corresponding slide rail engaging with the slidable member are the same.06-11-2009
20090149228SLIDE MECHANISM FOR SLIDE-TYPE PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICES - An exemplary slide mechanism (06-11-2009
20090149229SLIDING MECHANISM AND PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME - An exemplary sliding mechanism (06-11-2009
20100267430APPARATUS HAVING A SEMI AUTOMATED SLIDER - Various embodiments of the invention disclose an apparatus, for example a mobile phone, comprising a first part and a second part. The first part is slidably and resiliently connected to said second part. The apparatus comprises further a third part, which can be a shuttle part or a cradle part, which third part is advantageously configured to enable the semi-automatic or telescopic opening of the apparatus. Thus relatively small movement of the third part enables generally larger movement of the first part, thereby opening or closing the apparatus semi-automatically. Furthermore the visible and usable portion of the first part of the apparatus can increase and decrease by the control of the relative small movement of the shuttle. The first part can be a sliding cover of the apparatus and the second part a body of the apparatus.10-21-2010
20100267429Mobile terminal apparatus - A mobile terminal apparatus includes a first cabinet; a second cabinet; a slide holding mechanism for holding a first cabinet and a second cabinet slidable during a shift from an closed state to an open state; a keyboard held within the second cabinet, the keyboard being disposed movable in slide directions of the first cabinet and the second cabinet; a hook disposed at a retraction side end; a keyboard lock member including a projection and a notch engaged with the hook; and a sliding groove that is disposed in the first cabinet in the slide direction of the first cabinet to slide the projection. The keyboard is held within the second cabinet when the first cabinet and the second cabinet are placed in the closed state or the keyboard ejects from the second cabinet when the first cabinet and the second cabinet are placed in the open state.10-21-2010
20100267428PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable electronic device includes a first body having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other, a second body movably disposed on the first body covers the first surface, a first frame fixed on the first body, a second frame pivoted to the first frame, and a third frame fixed on the second body and slidably coupled to the second frame. The second frame is capable of sliding between a first position and a second position relative to the third frame. When the second frame is located on the second position relative to the third frame, the first frame is capable of rotating towards the first position from the second position to reach a third position relative to the second frame, such that the second body is capable of being turned over from the first surface to the second surface relative to the first body.10-21-2010
20090075707PORTABLE SLIDE TERMINAL OPENED IN A BAR SHAPE - A portable terminal is provided, in which there is a first housing, a second housing is slidably engaged with the first housing, facing the first housing, and a connection member has one part slidably engaged with the first housing and another part slidably engaged with the second housing. The second housing slides to open or close a surface of the first housing with the guidance of the connection member and when the second housing is upright on a top end of the first housing, the second housing is selectively engaged with the first housing.03-19-2009
20100279750SLIDE DEVICE AND SLIDE ASSEMBLY - A slide device with two housing parts that can be slid relatively to one another comprises a slide assembly. The slide assembly comprises a sheet or plate material slider and a sheet or plate material base. The slider has displaced portions and the base is provided with slots. The slider is received through the slots with the displaced portions. This construction provides for a substantially reduced building height of the slide assembly and thereby for a substantially reduced building height of a device in which the slide assembly is used.11-04-2010
20100279748TORSION SPRING - The invention is about a sliding mechanism for a portable electronic device. Among others, the sliding mechanism comprises a first part with a guiding groove where the first part is arranged along a longitudinal axis. The sliding mechanism also comprises a second part which is movable along the longitudinal axis in relation to the first part. Additionally, the second part comprises a protrusion which is movable in the guiding groove. Moreover, the sliding mechanism further comprises an element which is used for transferring torque to one of the parts of the sliding mechanism, such that the protrusion is held in at least two stable positions in the guiding groove.11-04-2010
20100120478ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - An electronic apparatus includes: at least two casings changeable in positional relationship between the at least two casings from a first state to a second state that is different from the first state; an input module configured to input a command by touch, a first detector configured to detect a start of a transition from the first state to the second state; a second detector configured to detect a completion of the transition; and an input controller configured to disable input through the input module in a time between the start detected by the first detector and the completion detected by the second detector.05-13-2010
20100124956MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal having a terminal body, a window attached to the terminal body, the window having first and second regions, a display module disposed at a rear side of the first region, the display module being configured to display visible information through the first region, at least one switch disposed at a rear side of the second region, the at least one switch being configured to allow inputting of information when at least part of the second region is pressed inward, and a hook member disposed at a portion of the second region, the hook member being configured to restrict upward movement of the second region, is provided.05-20-2010
20100124954SLIDE STRUCTURE - A slide structure is implemented in electronic device such as mobile phone. The second component is moveably connected with the first component and is moved with respect to the first component. The spring includes two ends and is positioned within a clearance. One end is fixed to the first component, and the other end is fixed to the second component. The spring extends from one end along a first direction so that a first portion is formed. Then, the spring extends along a second direction to the other end so that a second portion which is opposite to the first direction is formed. When the first component is moved to a first position, the first portion and the second portion are compressed to establish a resilient force. Then, the first portion and the second portion are extended by the resilient force so that the first component is moved to a second position.05-20-2010
20110201392PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING AT LEAST ONE OF RESONATOR AND SHIELD - In some aspects, a portable electronic device, having a rear housing, an upper housing coupled to the rear housing and slideable relative thereto between a closed position and an open position, an antenna, and at least one element coupled to the antenna and configured to perform at least one of inhibiting low frequency shift and increasing high frequency sensitivity of the antenna.08-18-2011
20100120480SLIDING-TYPE PORTABLE TERMINAL - A sliding-type portable terminal includes a main body housing and a sliding housing being slidable while facing the main body housing. A clean back cover provided on the sliding housing and closely adhered to an inner side of the main body housing covers a rear plate of the sliding housing so that when the sliding housing is slid, the clean back cover is exposed to the outside to prevent contaminants and foreign materials from getting inside the portable terminal. Thereby, the external appearance of the portable terminal stays clean and a curvature according to the sliding of the sliding housing or the rear plate in which a guide groove is formed is not exposed to the outside along with a sense of unity. Foreign materials such as dust, etc. can be prevented from coming between the main body housing and the sliding housing or through the guide groove.05-13-2010
20100087232PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable electronic device having a first body, a second body, and a moving mechanism is provided. The moving mechanism is disposed between the first body and the second body such that the second body is moveable between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the second body is stacked on the first body. In the second position, top surfaces of the first body and second body are substantially coplanar.04-08-2010
20100087233EXTENDABLE SLIDING MODULE AND MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING THE SAME - An extendable sliding module is disclosed, including a main body, a plurality of plates disposed at an upper part thereof and movable in a longitudinal direction thereof, a guide groove formed in at least one of opposite side surfaces of the main body and extending in the longitudinal direction thereof, and a hinge having one side slidably housed in the guide groove and the other side attached to the plurality of plates, and being extendable and retractable by a sliding movement between a first retracted state in which the plurality of plates are disposed to contact each other in the longitudinal direction of the main body and a second extended state in which the plurality of plates are disposed at a predetermined separation from each other.04-08-2010
20090061963PORTABLE INFORMATION TERMINAL - A portable information terminal has a first casing with operating buttons primarily mounted thereupon, and a second casing with primarily an output screen exposed. A sliding supporting member and casing turning supporting member are provided which realize a state wherein the first casing and second casing are overlapped, a state of mutually sliding, and a state wherein the first casing and second casing are turned to do away with any mutually overlapped portions. The sliding supporting members are positioned on both sides of the first casing and the casing turning supporting member is positioned on the central portion of the first casing. Thus, a sliding-type portable information terminal is provided with an expanded operating face and output face by doing away with any overlapped portions.03-05-2009
20100099468PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable electronic device comprises a body member and a cover member. The body member includes a battery receiving space and a keypad. The cover member is slidably mounted to the body member along two opposite direction so as to respectively cover the battery receiving space and the keypad.04-22-2010
20100099467SLIDE HINGE MODULE FOR MOBILE PHONE WITH BUILT-IN KEYPAD - The slide hinge module for a mobile phone with a built-in keypad is disclosed, which is used in a portable terminal including a first body having a keypad, and a second body which slides and be opened or closed in a left or right direction when viewing from a front side of the first body and has a display screen part on its front side, comprises a moving plate which is fixedly engaged to the first body; a fixing plate of which a front side is fixedly engaged to the second body, and a backside is flat on the same plane, and which slides in left and right directions along with the moving plate; and an elastic apparatus which provides an elastic force so that the moving plate can stay in a left or right side of the fixing plate.04-22-2010
20100081490SLIDE MODULE AND PORTABLE TERMINAL HAVING THE SAME - A portable terminal includes a first body, a second body, and a slide module slidably coupling the first body and the second body, the first body and the second body sliding with respect to each other via the slide module, wherein the slide module includes a first slide member, a second slide member configured to slide with respect to the first slide member between a first position and a second position, and a fixation unit configured to position the first slide member and the second slide member stably at one of the first and second positions, wherein the fixation unit is further configured to allow only a sliding movement between the first and the second positions in a vertical direction, inhibiting relative movement of the first and second slide members in directions other than the vertical direction04-01-2010
20100124955SLIDING-TYPE PORTABLE TERMINAL - A sliding-type portable terminal includes a main body, a cover, a driving mechanism, a first magnetic member and a second magnetic member. The cover is slidably connected to the main body. The driving mechanism provides a force to drive the cover to move towards the main body between closed and open states. The first magnetic member is fixed on the main body, and the second magnetic member is fixed on the cover. The first magnetic member and the second magnetic member are attracted to each other, thereby generating a magnetic force making the cover securely engages with the main body when the cover is in a closed state.05-20-2010
20080207284SLIDING MECHANISM WITH UNDULATING SPRING FOR USE IN HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICES - Disclosed is a handheld electronic device including a sliding mechanism configured to interconnect a first body and a second body such that the first and second bodies are slidable with reference to the other. The sliding mechanism includes a first sliding member configured to be secured to the first body and a second sliding member configured to be secured to the second body, the second sliding member slidably engaged with the first sliding member and slidable relative to the first sliding member between a first position and a second position. The device further has a spring comprising an undulating portion interposed between a first point and a second point of the spring's wire. The first point is secured to the first sliding member, and the second point is secured to the second sliding member. The undulating portion is configured to be compressed and released as the first sliding member slides between the first and second positions.08-28-2008
20100279749PORTABLE WIRELESS DEVICE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD - A portable wireless device and a wireless communication method, which can transmit and receive wireless signal without affecting influence from metallic part that is included in an expandable mechanism, are provided. In the portable wireless device taking two statuses of an expanded status in which an upper housing 11-04-2010
20100248798INFORMATION PROCESSING TERMINAL - An information processing terminal includes a first housing, a second housing that has a projecting unit which projects toward a side of the first housing, and a connection mechanism which movably connects the first housing to the second housing, wherein the connection mechanism includes a slide leg unit which slidably connects the first housing by being engaged with a slide rail included in the first housing, and a guide pin which controls a moving direction of the first housing by being engaged with a guide groove provided in the first housing, and wherein the first housing abuts on the slide leg unit, the guide pin, and the projecting unit when the first housing and the second housing are in a closed state.09-30-2010
20100248797PORTABLE DEVICE - A portable device includes: a first housing; a second housing slidably coupled to the first housing, the second housing being slidable from one end of the predetermined slidable range to the other end thereof via the middle position thereof; a first and second spring members; a first and second arms; a connecting arm connecting the first spring member with the second spring member; wherein when the second housing is slid from the one end to the middle position, the first and second spring members generate a reaction force while the second spring member stays in the initial position, and when the second housing is slid from the middle position to the other end, the first and second spring members move along the sliding of the second housing.09-30-2010
20100248796ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - An electronic apparatus includes: a first casing; a second casing; a coupling mechanism for coupling the first and second casings while allowing the first and second casings to slide and rotate with each other in a state where the first and second casings being overlapped with each other, the coupling mechanism retaining the first and second casings to be in one of: a first posture in which the first and second casings are being overlapped; a second posture in which the first and second casings are being slidably moved; and a third posture in which the first and second casing are being rotated; a magnet provided in one of the first casing and the second casing; a first magnetic sensor and a second magnetic sensor which are provided in the other of the first casing and the second casing, the sensors outputting detection signals generated by a magnetic force of the magnet.09-30-2010
20100137041SLIDING ROTATING APPARATUS - Disclosed is a pivot apparatus having a pivot member adapted so that, when pivoted to the service angle, it slides to the service position while interlocking with the pivot movement and is set in the service condition. To this end, a link interlocks the pivot movement based on the pivot structure with the sliding movement based on the siding structure. Particularly, the sliding structure is applied to the coupling between the support and sliding members, and the pivot structure is applied to the sliding and pivot members to pivotably couple them to each other. The link connects the support and sliding members so that, as the pivot member pivots relative to the sliding member by means of the user's pivot force, the sliding member slides to the desired direction and distance from the support member while interlocking with the pivot movement. As a result, the pivot member slides while interlocking with the pivot movement.06-03-2010
20090170574METHODS AND SLIDER FORM FACTOR DEVICES WITH CONTIGUOUS SURFACES WHEN OPEN - Disclosed are methods and devices of a slider form factor device including two housings. The top surface of a lower housing may include a QWERTY keypad, or a display screen of any type. The top surface of an upper housing may include a display screen. The device is configured to allow the bottom face of the upper housing to slide with respect to the top face of the lower housing until a limit of travel is reached. At the end of travel, the lower housing and the upper housing do not overlap. The upper housing drops down so that its top face is contiguous with the top face of the lower housing. Moreover, the upper housing is tilted with respect to the lower housing by a predetermined angle. In this way, the upper housing and the lower housing may abut to form substantially contiguous surfaces.07-02-2009
20090170575ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device including a first module, a second module, at least one first spacer, and at least one second spacer is provided. The first module has a carrying surface. The second module is slidably disposed on the carrying surface and has a bottom surface opposite to the carrying surface. The first spacer is fixed on the carrying surface and suitable for being slid on the bottom surface. The second spacer is fixed on the bottom surface and suitable for being slid on the carrying surface. The first spacer and the second spacer are always kept within an overlapping region between the bottom surface and the carrying surface.07-02-2009
20090170573METHODS AND SLIDER FORM FACTOR DEVICES WITH CONTINGUOUS SURFACES WHEN OPEN - Disclosed are methods and devices of a slider form factor device including two housings. The top surface of a lower housing may include a QWERTY keypad, or a display screen of any type. The top surface of an upper housing may include a display screen. The device is configured to allow the bottom face of the upper housing to slide with respect to the top face of the lower housing until a limit of travel is reached. At the end of travel, the lower housing and the upper housing do not overlap. The upper housing drops down so that its top face is contiguous with the top face of the lower housing. Moreover, the upper housing is tilted with respect to the lower housing by a predetermined angle. In this way, the upper housing and the lower housing may abut to form substantially contiguous surfaces.07-02-2009
20080280659SLIDING APPARATUS OF SLIDING TYPE PORTABLE TERMINAL - A sliding apparatus of a sliding type portable terminal allows a sliding housing of the sliding type portable terminal to slide in two directions. The sliding apparatus of a sliding type portable terminal includes a main housing including a fixing member and a sliding housing slidably coupled with the main housing. The sliding housing includes a guide part that is engages with the fixing member to guide the sliding housing along a curved path on the main housing in a left direction and a right direction about a central axis of the fixing member.11-13-2008
20080287169BIDIRECTIONAL SLIDE-TYPE MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD OF PROVIDING GRAPHIC USER INTERFACE THEREOF - A bidirectional slide-type mobile communication terminal for providing a user interface that changes in real time according to input includes a sensor-equipped lower body and an upper body that slides with respect to the lower body. A method of providing such a graphic user interface includes sensing a sliding movement of the upper body, switching the terminal to an operation mode corresponding to the direction of the sliding movement, displaying the graphic user interface corresponding to the operation mode to which the terminal is switched, receiving input from a sensor, and changing the displayed graphic user interface in real time corresponding to the received input.11-20-2008
20080242380PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A longitudinally-extending liquid crystal display part is provided at a front face of a first housing. A camera accommodation part is provided at an upper end of a second housing to bulge from a front face of the second housing and extend laterally, and an operating part is disposed in the second housing below the camera accommodation part. The first housing is supported by a cam mechanism (support mechanism) in the second housing changeably between a vertical position in which it is superposed on the second housing as viewed from the front face of the second housing and a horizontal position in which it lies orthogonal to the second housing to expose the operating part by turning the first housing on and along the front face of the second housing by means of the cam mechanism.10-02-2008
20080261666Electronic device - A cellular phone device has an operation-unit casing, a sliding casing which is coupled to the operation-unit casing with the front face of the sliding casing facing the rear face of the operation-unit casing, and which slides with respect to the operation-unit casing in a direction parallel to the rear face of the operation-unit casing, and a direction input device provided on the rear face of the operation-unit casing. The sliding casing slides with respect to the operation-unit casing between a state where the direction input device is covered by the sliding casing and a state where a covering of the direction input device by the sliding casing is released.10-23-2008
20090264168SLIDING MECHANISM AND PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME - A sliding mechanism includes a first plate (10-22-2009
20090264167SLIDING MECHANISM AND PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME - A sliding mechanism (10-22-2009
20090209306MULTI-FUNCTION SLIDE MECHANISM FOR A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - The application is directed at a mobile communication device including a sliding element having a cover portion and an elongated portion extending from the cover portion. An actuator is located on the sliding element such that when the sliding element is in a first position, access to a predetermined device functionality is restricted to a user and in a second position, the actuator is positioned to enable user access to the predetermined device functionality.08-20-2009
20090305754SLIDE MECHANISM FOR SLIDE-TYPE TERMINAL DEVICE - A slide mechanism includes a rear cover, a front cover slidably attached to the rear cover, a resilient member for creating an elastic force to make the front cover slide relative to the rear cover, and an operating module. The resilient member is connected between the rear cover and the front cover. The operating module includes a first latching member rotatably connected to the rear cover, a tension spring, an operating member, and a second latching member fixed to the front cover. The operating member is sleeved by the tension spring and includes a pressing portion at an end for pressing the first latching member to rotate. The second latching member is latched with the first latching member after the first latching member is rotated by an elastic force created by the tension spring and unlatched with the latching member after the latching member is rotated by the operating member.12-10-2009
20090156275SEMI-AUTOMATICALLY SLIDING MOBILE TERMINAL - A semi-automatically sliding mobile terminal is disclosed. The mobile terminal includes a first main body, a second main body, a hinge unit, and a guide line. The second main body slides on the upper side of the first main body. The hinge unit includes a coupler coupled to the first main body and a spring unit compressing and expanding in a lateral direction. The guide unit includes a curved line having an ascending curved line, a crest, and a descending curved line that are formed in a longitudinal direction. When the second main body moves, the spring unit compresses or expands along the guide line. The spring unit compresses before passing over the crest and expands after passing over the crest. After the crest, the second main body moves semi-automatically due to elastic force of the spring unit.06-18-2009
20090029749SLIDING MECHANISM APPARATUS AND APPLIANCE INTEGRATED WITH THE SAME - Disclosed is a sliding mechanism apparatus used for slidably opening and closing a slider-type cellular phone. A guide member and a slider member are engaged with each other so as to enable to slide relative to each other. The end of one arm of a first torsion spring is connected to the slider member near the left edge thereof. The end of the other arm thereof is coupled to the right half area of the guide member. The end of one arm of a second torsion spring is connected to the slider member near the right edge thereof. The end of the other arm thereof is coupled to the left half area of the guide member. From the expanded original state of the first and second torsion springs, if an external force is exerted on the slider member or the guide member, the torsion springs are compressed into an acute angle and then spread again by means of the elastic force thereof. In this way, the slider member can move to the lowermost position or the lowermost position. In the first and second torsion springs, the distance between the ends of two arms is larger than at least half of the width of the slider member. Therefore, the first and second torsion springs can maximally utilize the width of the guide member while turning, thereby extending the maximum travel distance of the slider member.01-29-2009
20090029748SLIDING MECHANISM APPARATUS AND APPLIANCE INTEGRATED WITH THE SAME - Disclosed is a sliding mechanism apparatus used for slidably opening and closing a slider-type cellular phone. A guide member and a slider member are engaged with each other so as to enable to slide relative to each other. The end of one arm of a first torsion spring is connected to the slider member near the left edge thereof. The end of the other arm thereof is coupled to the right half area of the guide member. The end of one arm of a second torsion spring is connected to the slider member near the right edge thereof. The end of the other arm thereof is coupled to the left half area of the guide member. From the expanded original state of the first and second torsion springs, if an external force is exerted on the slider member or the guide member, the torsion springs are compressed into an acute angle and then spread again by means of the elastic force thereof. In this way, the slider member can move to the lowermost position or the lowermost position. In the first and second torsion springs, the distance between the ends of two arms is larger than at least half of the width of the slider member. Therefore, the first and second torsion springs can maximally utilize the width of the guide member while turning, thereby extending the maximum travel distance of the slider member.01-29-2009
20100144409SLIDING TYPE HANDHELD MOBILE DEVICE WITH GREAT SLIDING RANGE - A sliding type handheld mobile device is disclosed. A screen module covers a plurality of keys of a body, and may slide relative to the body to expose the keys. The screen module has an opening to allow the FPC to pass through and connect to the body. One end of a linkage is connected to the body, and another end is connected to a shuttle to make the linkage driven by the body and push the shuttle to cover the opening. This may prevent electronic components inside the screen module from being exposed.06-10-2010
20090181734SLIDE MECHANISM OF PORTABLE EQUIPMENT AND PORTABLE EQUIPMENT - the slide device and the portable equipment are equipped with a base member mounted on either one of a first casing and a second casing being components of a portable equipment, a slider member slidably mounted on either other one of the first casing and the second casing, and urging means provided between the slider member and the base member for slidably urging the base member and the slider member in a closing and/or an opening direction, and a slide engagement portion includes a plurality of guide rail portions provided on the slider member, a guide long hole provided outside a plurality of the guide rail portions on the slider member and extending in a slide direction, engagement portions provided on the base member and respectively engaged with each of the guide rail portions, and a slide guide portion engaged with the guide long hole.07-16-2009
20090298561SLIDING-TYPE MECHANISM WITH A SEMI-AUTOMATIC OPENING FUNCTION - A sliding-type mechanism includes a fixing component, a sliding component disposed on a side of the fixing component in a slidable manner relative to the fixing component, and an elastic structure. One end of the elastic structure is pivoted to the fixing component and the other end of the elastic structure is pivoted to the sliding component. The elastic structure includes a plurality of winding parts for rotating due to elastic compression so as to drive the sliding component to move to a second position in a direction when the sliding component is pushed at a predetermined distance from a first position in the direction.12-03-2009
20090298562PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A portable communication apparatus is provided. The portable terminal includes a first housing, a second housing rotatably assembled with the first housing in a state where the second housing faces the first housing, and third and fourth housings disposed within the first housing, the third and fourth housings sliding the second housing and being inserted into/drawn from both sides of the first housing according to the sliding.12-03-2009
20090298560PORTABLE TERMINAL - A slide type portable terminal is provided which can suppress a play, and can secure a predetermined strength, while the play may be easily produced between a portable condition and an extended condition of the slide type portable terminal by a coupling portion having a plurality of rails and a plurality of engaging portions Further, the respective rails are not exposed under swing condition of the slide type portable terminal.12-03-2009
20090163259SLIDE MECHANISM FOR SLIDE-TYPE TERMINAL DEVICE - An exemplary slide mechanism (06-25-2009
20090163258Slide mechanism - A slide module includes a slide middle part positioned and located between a slide glide and slide base for providing relative sliding movement with respect to one another such that the slide middle part moves a first distance with respect to the slide base and the slide glide moves a second distance with respect to the slide middle part.06-25-2009
20090186671DEVICE AND METHOD FOR USER INTERFACE MANIPULATION ON A SLIDER TYPE PORTABLE MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - A method and apparatus for operating the user interface of a slider type portable mobile communications device is disclosed. A mode of operation of the slider type portable mobile communications device is determined. Motion of a slider mechanism is detected with respect to a neutral position. The motion of the slider mechanism indicates an action to perform based on the mode of operation of the portable mobile communications device. The action indicated is then performed based on the mode of operation of the portable mobile communications device.07-23-2009
20090291722HANDSET DEVICE - A handset device (11-26-2009
20090137294SLIDING MECHANISM - A sliding mechanism (05-28-2009
20090137293PORTABLE SLIDING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A mobile terminal for use in a wireless communication includes a first slide member, a second slide member, and a shielded cable. The first slide member includes a first surface having a display module and a second surface having a circuitry for controlling the mobile terminal, and opposite side edges configured to operate as slide guides. The first slide member is substantially covered with a front case. The second slide member includes opposite facing slide rails to slidably engage the opposite side edges of the first slide member. The first and second slide members are operatively coupled using an elastic module to bias the first and second slide members to one of open and closed positions. The shielded cable electronically couples a battery disposed in the second slide member to the circuitry disposed in the first slide member.05-28-2009
20090005134SLIDER GROUNDING TO MITIGATE UNWANTED COUPLING AND LOSSY ANTENNA RESONANCE - A method, apparatus, and electronic device with mitigated lossy antenna resonance are disclosed. A transceiver chassis may connect to a wireless network. A slider chassis may move relative to the transceiver chassis between an open position and a closed position. A first temporary grounding connection between the slider chassis and the transceiver chassis may connect in a closed position. A second temporary grounding connection between the slider chassis and the transceiver chassis of the slider phone may connect in the open position.01-01-2009
20090005135Electronic device slide mechanism - Disclosed herein is a portable electronic device. The portable electronic device includes a housing, electronic circuitry, and a slide mechanism. The housing includes first and second housing members. The electronic circuitry is mounted in the housing. The slide mechanism is between the first and second housing members and includes a cam section and an actuator. The cam section is connected to a first housing member. The actuator contacts a first side of the cam section. A first end of the actuator is movably connected to the first housing member. A second end of the actuator is movably connected to a second housing member. The second housing member is movable in a first direction when the actuator moves in a direction away from the cam section. The second housing member is movable in a second direction when the actuator moves along the first side of the cam section.01-01-2009
20080318647SLIDE MECHANISM AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - An electronic apparatus, comprising a lid member including a display section; an intermediate member including said lid member connected thereto, that is configured to slide in a first direction, and including a second operation section which is exposed in an interlocking relationship with the sliding movement of said lid member; and a base member including said intermediate member connected thereto, that is configured to slide in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and including a first operation section which is exposed in an interlocking relationship with the sliding movement of said intermediate member, wherein at least one of the sliding movement of said lid member and the sliding movement of said intermediate member is an arcuate movement.12-25-2008
20090247248Slide Device and Electronic Equipment - A slide device includes a base, a slider provided at the base and slidable along an axis serving as a y-axis with respect to the base, a cam provided at the base and having a surface undulating in an x-axis direction orthogonal to the y-axis, a cam follower provided at the slider and capable of moving from a position corresponding to one end of the cam in the x-axis direction to a position corresponding to the other end, and an urging mechanism urging the cam follower towards the cam such that the cam follower slides around the cam in one direction in accompaniment with the sliding of the slider with respect to the base. Further, electronic equipment includes a front casing, a rear casing facing a rear surface of the front casing, and the slide device described above.10-01-2009
20090247247SLIDE MODULE AND MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING THE SAME - A mobile terminal including a first body, a second body slidably moveable with respect to the first body such that the first body is moved between a closed position and an open position, a connector electrically connecting the first body to the second body, and a slide module connecting the first body to the second body to allow the second body to move with respect to the first body between the closed position and the open position is provided. The slide module includes a first slide member connected to the first body, a second slide member connected to the second body, the second slide member being slidably connected to the first slide member, and a cover unit disposed between the first and second slide members, the cover unit being configured to prevent exposure of the connector when the first body is in the open position.10-01-2009
20110143825SLIDING TYPE PORTABLE TERMINAL - A sliding type portable terminal includes a first housing and a second housing slidably engaged face-to-face with the first housing. The portable terminal includes a guide member mounted in a first closed area provided on one surface of the first housing and always covered up by the second housing, and a slide member mounted on one surface of the second housing and sliding over the first housing by being guided by the guide member. A wiring passageway for wiring a flexible printed circuit board is formed in the slide member. The flexible printed circuit board is wired through a slit for coupling the guide member to the slide member without providing a slide cover for opening/closing the wiring passageway or forming a separate wiring passageway, thereby preventing the flexible printed circuit board from being exposed to the outside and ensuring elegant appearance of the terminal.06-16-2011
20110143824APPARATUS COMPRISING A JOINING PART - An apparatus including a first part having a keyboard, a second part having a display, and a joining part linking the first part with the second part. The joining part is configured to allow sliding of the second part in relation to the first part from a closed configuration to a first open configuration revealing the keyboard. The joining part is further configured to allow tilting of the second part in relation to the first part from the closed configuration to a second open configuration for media consumption or sharing.06-16-2011
20090061964Mobile terminal having hinge for passing cable - The present invention relates to a mobile terminal having a hinge for passing a cable. The mobile terminal includes a first body, a second body, and a hinge. The second body is movably connected to the first body though the hinge. A cable for electrically connecting the second body to the first body passes through the hinge. According to the present invention, undesirable noise emission is reduced and an installation space is saved in a design of a mobile terminal because the cable for electrically connecting the second body to the first body passes through the hinge.03-05-2009
20100016041ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH MOVABLE HOUSING PARTS - A device with a base housing part and two slidably suspended cover parts that can move in opposite directions between a retracted position in which they substantially abut one another and conceal an operating face and an extended position in which they do not conceal the operating face. At least one of the covers can also assume an intermediate position between the retracted position and the extended position in which in which a portion of the operating face is not concealed.01-21-2010
20090082074ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND SLIDING COVER STRUCTURE - A sliding cover structure includes a first sliding member having a first arc sliding track, a second sliding member disposed opposite to the first sliding member and a first roller assembly having a first elastic element and a first roller set. At least one end of the first elastic element is fixed to the second sliding member. The first roller set is fixed to the first elastic element and slides along the first arc sliding track. When the first sliding member is forced to slide relatively to the second sliding member, the first roller set slides along the first arc sliding track and the first elastic element deforms to accumulate an elastic potential energy. After the first roller set passes the top of the first arc sliding track, the elastic potential energy is released to make the first sliding member slide along the first arc sliding track automatically.03-26-2009
20080261665SLIDABLE MOBILE TERMINAL - A slidable mobile terminal including a first body having a first surface and a second surface, a second body having a first surface and a second surface, the first body being movable with respect to the second body between a closed position where the first body substantially overlaps the second body and an open position where the first body partially overlaps the second body, is provided. The slidable mobile terminal also includes a slide module connecting the second surface of the first body to the first surface of the second body, thereby allowing the first body to move between the closed position and the open position in a sliding direction. A manipulation unit is located in the first surface of the second body and is exposed when the first body is in the open position. The manipulation unit does not overlap the slide module in the closed position.10-23-2008
20090209305Personal portable device - A personal portable device includes: a first device body; a slide guide combined with the first device body, the slide guide comprising a guide hole; a shaft which is inserted into the slide guide to slide; and a second device body spaced apart from the shaft by a predetermined distance and receiving both ends of the shaft to slide with the shaft.08-20-2009
20080318646MOBILE PHONES - Mobile phones are provided. A mobile phone comprises a housing, a battery cover, a joining member, and a slider. The battery cover is detachably connected to the housing for covering a battery of the mobile phone. The joining member is movably disposed on the housing and detachably joined with the battery cover. The slider movably connects to the joining member and includes a hole. When the slider is in a first position, the hole is situated outside the housing. When the slider moves with respect to the joining member from the first position to a second position, the hole is concealed in the housing.12-25-2008
20100151924Biasing apparatus - An apparatus including a first housing; a second housing slidably connected to the first housing along a substantially straight linear path between a first position and a second position; and a biasing system configured to alternatively bias the second housing towards the first position and the second position. The biasing system includes a linkage connected to the first and second housings and a spring connected between the first housing and the linkage.06-17-2010
20100016040PORTABLE TERMINAL - A portable terminal, which is small sized, excellent in portability, and having high operability for various functions other than a call function, is provided. Two housings are connected such that they can be extended in directions different from each other. The housings have a retraction state, a first extension state, a second extension state, and a third extension state that is a state achieved by further sliding the housings from the second extension into another state. Broadcast receiving conditions are improved by changing the length of an antenna for receiving digital broadcast reception in the second extension state and the third extension state.01-21-2010
20100151925EXPANDABLE HOUSING OF A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method, system and apparatus for expandable housing of a mobile communication device are disclosed. A housing of a mobile communication device includes a base layer, at least one of a component layer coupled communicatively on either side of the base layer to enable modification of a modular peripheral component integrated into the housing by sliding the modular peripheral component through a set of grooves located on opposite sides of each of the component layer and the base layer and a holding mechanism in the component layer that enables the modular peripheral component to remain in a fixed position. The modular peripheral component includes a daisy-chainable expansion port that enables an additional modular peripheral component integratable in the mobile communication device to be communicatively coupled with the housing across a variety of physical connections of the daisy-chainable expansion port.06-17-2010
20090298563SLIDING MECHANISM WITH UNDULATING SPRING FOR USE IN HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICES - Disclosed is a handheld electronic device including a sliding mechanism configured to interconnect a first body and a second body such that the first and second bodies are slidable with reference to the other. The sliding mechanism includes a first sliding member configured to be secured to the first body and a second sliding member configured to be secured to the second body, the second sliding member slidably engaged with the first sliding member and slidable relative to the first sliding member between a first position and a second position. The device further has a spring comprising an undulating portion interposed between a first point and a second point of the spring's wire. The first point is secured to the first sliding member, and the second point is secured to the second sliding member. The undulating portion is configured to be compressed and released as the first sliding member slides between the first and second positions.12-03-2009
20100184492MOBILE PHONE HAVING POP-UP KEYPAD - A slide mobile phone is provided. The slide mobile phone may include a first main body, a second main body connected to perform a sliding movement while contacting with the first main body, a rail formed along an inner side surface of the first main body, a keypad installed at the first main body and having a projection received in the rail in a side surface, and spring members installed within the first main body for supporting the keypad. The keypad can vertically move by extension and compression of the plurality of spring members when the second main body is moved according to an opening and/or closing movement.07-22-2010
20100160010HANDHELD MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH MOVEABLE DISPLAY/COVER MEMBER - Handheld mobile communication devices according to the disclosure have a closed position, in which the display member of the device covers at least a portion of the keys of on the keypad member of the device, and an open position, in which the keys are accessible and the device is operated. When the display member is in the open position, it forms an ergonomically desirable angle (e.g., on the order of about 155°) relative to the keypad member. However, unlike clamshell-type cellular phones, the display member does not simply flip open about a conventional pivot joint. Rather, it moves from the closed position, where it is parallel and adjacent to the keypad member, to the open, angled position through a sliding/sweeping motion; through an eccentric, “up-and-over” rotational motion; or through a combination sliding/“up-and-over” motion.06-24-2010
20100222115MULTI-MODE USER INPUT SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method for multi-mode user input for a mobile device, the system including: a second portion of the mobile device; a first portion of the mobile device that is movably engaged with the second portion to move between a closed position and an open position to allow access to an open user input area; and a detent mechanism configured to allow the first portion to be held at a first mode position between the closed position and the open position to allow access to a partial user input area that is less than the open user input area. The partial user input area has predetermined functions associated therewith, which may be changed when the first portion is moved to an open position, exposing the open user input area.09-02-2010
20100227656MECHANISM FOR RADIO COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - The present invention relates to a radio communication terminal comprising a first casing, a second casing, a slider mechanism and a hinge mechanism, wherein the slider mechanism is adapted to movably connect the first and the second casing, the hinge mechanism is connected to the first and the second casing and adapted to move the first casing in relation to the second casing in at least a first direction between at least an open and a closed position, and the hinge mechanism is adapted to operate in a first space that is expanded when the first casing is moved in relation to the second casing.09-09-2010
20100227657WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A wireless communication device is equipped with a first housing having a first circuit board; a second housing that is provided at one end of the first housing so as to freely open and close with respect to the first housing and that has a second circuit board and an audio input section; and a third housing that is provided at the other end of the first housing so as to be reclosably open with respect to the first housing and that has a third circuit board and an audio output section. A portion of the second housing overlaps a portion of the first housing while the second housing remains open with respect to the first housing. The first housing has a first conductive terminal disposed at a position on the first circuit board that overlaps a portion of the second housing while the second housing remains open with respect to the first housing. The second housing has a second conductive terminal, which is electrically connected to the first conductive terminal while the second housing remain open, at a position on the second circuit board that overlaps a portion of the first housing while the second housing remains open with respect to the first housing. The first circuit board has a power feeding section. The first circuit board and the second circuit board makeup a dipole antenna when the second housing is opened with respect to the first housing.09-09-2010
20100240425MOBILE DEVICE HAVING A MOVABLE DISPLAY AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Mobile devices having movable displays and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. A mobile communication device configured in accordance with one embodiment of the disclosure, for example, including a first component having a front side and a first periphery edge, and a second component operably coupled to the first component. The second component is rotatably movable about the front side of the first component into at least first, second, and third operating positions. The second component includes a second periphery edge, and the first and second periphery edges remain generally parallel with each other as the second component rotatably moves between the first, second, and third operating positions.09-23-2010
20100160009SLIDE-TYPE PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A slide-type portable electronic device includes a first body, a second body, two sliding assemblies, and a first elastic assembly. The sliding assemblies connect the first body and the second body. The first elastic assembly includes a first guiding member and a first elastic member connecting with the first guiding member. A first fixing portion is formed on the second body. A connecting pole is formed on the first body. The first elastic member is connected to the first fixing portion, and the first guiding member is rotatably sleeved on the connecting pole.06-24-2010
20090036178Slide type mobile terminal - Slide type mobile terminal is described. A slide type mobile terminal comprising a body part having buttons, a slide part having a display, the slide part having push protrusions which correspond to the buttons when the slide part covers it. The slide part and the body part are combined by connecting mean which allows slide of the slide part to the respect to the body part. In embodiments that are convenient for use, for example, and can have bigger display and various functional keys.02-05-2009
20100144408HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A handheld electronic device including a first body, a second body, a sliding block and a linkage mechanism is provided. The first body is stacked on the second body. The sliding block is located between the first body and the second body, and is slidably coupled to the first body. The linkage mechanism is connected between the sliding block and the second body, by which while the first body and the second body are spread in a direction, the first body and the second body are approximately coplanar. Therefore, space in the device can be used efficiently. Besides, the device can be more miniaturized and operated more conveniently.06-10-2010
20110111813TERMINAL AND SLIDING APPARATUS OF TERMINAL - A terminal may include a first body, a second body connected to the first body, and a sliding apparatus to operate the first body and the second body between a first position in which the second body is disposed on the first body, and a second position in which the second body is inclined with respect to the first body. The sliding apparatus may include a connection body having a first end connected to the first body and a second end connected to the second body, and an operator to semi-automatically operate the second body relative to the first body between the first position and the second position.05-12-2011
20100222117SLIDING MODULE FOR SLIDE-TYPE PORTABLE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - A sliding module for a slide-type portable communication apparatus including a main body and a sliding body which slides on the main body along a sliding distance provided from a start position to an end position. The sliding module includes a fixed plate engaged with the main body, a moving plate being engaged with the sliding body and sliding along the sliding distance. A sliding module is provided between the fixed plate and the moving plate and provides a dead point position between the start position and a center position of the sliding distance, or closer to the start position to slide the moving plate. The dead position prevents the accidental closing of the sliding body and loss of communication if a user's hand slips during the opening of the sliding body to expose a portion of the main body.09-02-2010
20100197370SLIDER MECHANISM AND CONFIGURATION FOR A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A mobile device comprising a base and a cover operatively coupled with a hinge-less slider mechanism and configured to move on an angle between a closed position and an open position. The base includes a keypad which is accessible when the cover is in the open position and the cover includes a display module for facilitating telephony and data functions such as email, text messaging, web browsing and voice calling. According to an embodiment, the mobile device is configured to provide a thinner profile in the open position which provides the ergonomic feel of a thinner mobile device.08-05-2010
20100197372INFORMATION TERMINAL APPARATUS AND HINGE UNIT - An information terminal apparatus includes a base plate fixed on the surface of a first housing, having a guide opening formed in the base plate and extended in a direction parallel to the surface of the base plate; and a swing plate including a shaft portion protruding perpendicularly to the surface of the swing plate and engaging with the guide opening, the swing plate being rotatable about the shaft portion with respect to the base plate. The information terminal apparatus further includes a cam mechanism having a cam groove provided on one of the swing plate and the base plate, and a cam pin provided on the other of the swing plate and the base plate, the cam pin engaging with the cam groove, the swing plate being rotatable while sliding in the direction with respect to the base plate when external force is applied to the swing plate.08-05-2010
20100197371ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF - An electronic device and an operation method thereof are provided. The electronic device includes a fixing element, a first main body and a second main body. The fixing element has a first arc-shaped groove, which passes through the fixing element. The second main body has a second arc-shaped groove and a first straight groove, wherein the second arc-shaped groove and the first straight groove are interconnected. The first main body has a first protrusion which passes through the first arc-shaped groove and lodges in the first straight groove. While the first protrusion is slid for a first predetermined distance from one end of the first straight groove, the first arc-shaped groove and the second arc-shaped groove are overlapped, so that the first protrusion is slid along the first arc-shaped groove which overlaps the second arc-shaped groove for driving the first main body.08-05-2010
20100267427ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH MOVABLE HOUSING PARTS - A mobile electronic device comprises a housing with a first housing part, a second housing part and a third housing part that are mounted for a slidable movement relative to one another between a compact housing position, an intermediate housing position and an elongated housing position. In the compact position a large part of the operating face of the device is concealed. In the intermediate position an area of the operating face is concealed whilst another area of the operating face is not concealed. In the elongated position the operating face is not concealed. In the compact position the electronics of the device may assume a dormant state. When the housing parts are moved out of the compact position the electronics assume an active state.10-21-2010
20120244918Cell Phone Case - An improved cell phone case having a reflective device and a storage compartment for other items.09-27-2012
20080274776SLIDING-TYPE PORTABLE TERMINAL - A sliding-type portable terminal is provided. The sliding-type portable terminal includes a first housing and a second housing. The second housing faces the first housing and can slide relative to the first housing. The sliding-type portable terminal also includes a pair of link members coupled with the first housing and the second housing. The link members rotate relative to one of the first and second housings. Also provided is a first guide opening formed on the other housing wherein one end of the link members is engaged with the first guide opening so as to move along the first guide opening as the second housing slides. In the sliding-type portable terminal, a pair of housings can be rotatably coupled with each other by means of the link members so as to sufficiently secure a greater range of sliding, and thus a space for mounting an input device, such as a keypad, or the like, is increased.11-06-2008
20100304803Portable Electronic Device - A portable electronic device includes a first body, a second body and a sliding positioning device. The first body includes a first operation area and a second operation area. The second body is slidable relative to the first body. The sliding positioning device is connected to the first body and the second body to position the second body at a plurality of locations relative to the first body. The second body hides the second operation area and exposes the first operation area when the second body is located at one of the locations.12-02-2010
20100304801CONFIGURATION SENSING FOR A MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE - Techniques for configuration sensing for a mobile computing device are described. A mobile computing device may comprise a housing having a sliding structure arranged to allow a first housing portion and a second housing portion to move relative to each other to form a first configuration or a second configuration. The mobile computing device may include a magnetic sensor disposed in the first housing portion, the magnetic sensor operative to measure a magnetic field strength for a magnet, and output a position signal indicative of the first configuration or the second configuration based on the measured magnetic field strength. The mobile computing device may include a speaker with the magnet disposed in the second housing portion. Other embodiments are described and claimed.12-02-2010
20100304800CONFIGURATION SENSING FOR A MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE - Techniques for configuration sensing for a mobile computing device are described. A mobile computing device may comprise a housing having a sliding structure arranged to allow a first housing portion and a second housing portion to move relative to each other to form a first configuration or a second configuration. The mobile computing device may include a magnetic sensor disposed in the first housing portion, the magnetic sensor operative to measure a magnetic field strength for a magnet, and output a position signal indicative of the first configuration or the second configuration based on the measured magnetic field strength. The mobile computing device may include a speaker with the magnet disposed in the second housing portion. Other embodiments are described and claimed.12-02-2010
20100311479ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH SLIDABLE KEYBOARD - An electronic device includes a bottom cover, and a display unit, a main keyboard, and at least one secondary keyboards mounted on the bottom cover respectively. The bottom cover defines a first guiding slot. The display unit defines at least one second guiding slot. The second guiding slot crosses the first guiding slot and an angle between the first guiding slot and the second guiding slot is less than 90 degrees. Each of the secondary keyboard includes a positioning shaft passing through the first guiding slot and one of the second guiding slot. When the electronic device is closed, the main keyboard and the secondary keyboard are positioned between the display unit and the bottom cover. When the electronic device is opened, the second guiding slot drives the positioning shaft to slide along the first guiding slot, thus to expose the secondary keyboard and the main keyboard accordingly.12-09-2010
20090069059Mobile Communication Terminal - Provided is a mobile communication terminal including an upper plate secured to a rear surface of an upper frame and having a first coupling shaft to which one side of a driving link is secured such that the upper frame is vertically guided, a middle frame including a first guide provided at one side of a front surface thereof to guide the first coupling shaft of the upper plate, and first guide means provided at both sides of a rear surface thereof, and a main plate including a main frame secured to a rear surface thereof, sliding guide parts slidably guided along the first guide means of the middle frame at both sides thereof, a second coupling shaft provided at one side of a front surface thereof and to which the other side of the driving link is secured, and a support means for the middle frame installed at the other side of the front surface.03-12-2009
20090069058SLIDING MECHANISM FOR PORTABLE APPLIANCES - The invention relates to a sliding mechanism for portable appliances, comprising a first appliance part, for example a lower shell, and a second appliance part, for example an upper shell, the lower shell and upper shell being mutually movably arranged such that they can occupy a first and a second end position in relation to each other under the guidance of a control mechanism defining the direction of movement. At least one spring element is also provided, said spring element having a first articulation point associated with the lower shell and a second articulation point associated with the upper shell, optionally by means of intermediate components. The relative movement of an appliance part from an end position to a force reversal point creates a spring tension of the spring element which drives the appliance part into the other end position thereof. The aim of the invention is to create a novel sliding mechanism for portable appliances with a compact structure. To this end, the inventive sliding mechanism according to claim 03-12-2009
20090036182Sliding mechanism and electronic device using the same and case sliding method - A sliding mechanism including a sliding case, a main body and a driving assembly is provided. The sliding case sliding on the main body between a first position and a second position has a movement confine assembly including a first bump. The main body has an initiating assembly including a button, a first fastener for engaging with the first bump, and a start key. The button and the start key are disposed at one side of the main body. The driving assembly to which the start key is electrically connected is disposed between the sliding case and the main body. When the button is pressed as the sliding case locates in the first position, the button pushes the first fastener to detach the first fastener from the first bump. The button further pushes the start key to activate the driving assembly for moving the sliding case towards the second position.02-05-2009
20100323771SLIDE TYPE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A slide type electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a base; a sliding member slidably connected to the base; a release assisting mechanism includes an angled groove and a resilient member, the angled groove includes a first groove and a second groove, the first groove and the second groove extend to form an angle and meet at an intersection, the resilient member includes a protrusion received in the angled groove; when the sliding member slides relative to the base, the resilient member moves with the sliding member and the protrusion is guided to move along the angled groove, which causes the resilient member to bend elastically; after the protrusion passes the intersection, the protrusion engages one of the first groove and the second groove, which facilitates the sliding of the sliding member via the restoration of the resilient member.12-23-2010
20090036181COMBINED MECHANISM FOR SLIDING MOVEMENT AND ROTATING MOVEMENT AND A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC APPLIANCE EMPLOYING THE SAME - Disclosed is a combined sliding and rotation mechanism adapted to a device. When the sliding housing enters into a sliding operation mode from a closed condition, the constraint tip of the base swing link escapes from the constraint recess of the sliding housing, and the guide protrusion of the base swing link simultaneously moves from a boundary point between the horizontal recess and the slanted recess of the rotation guide recess to a terminal point of the horizontal recess so that the sliding housing is constrained and prevented from rotating. In addition, when the sliding housing enters into a rotation operation mode from the closed condition, the pad of the hinge base slides from a lower end of the rotation sliding opening to an upper end of the rotation sliding opening, the guide protrusion of the base swing link simultaneously slides from a lower end of the slanted recess to an upper end of the slanted recess and allows the sliding housing to rotate relative to the main housing, and the constraint tip of the base swing link remains inserted into the constraint recess of the sliding housing during the rotation process so that the sliding housing is not allowed to slide in the longitudinal direction of the main housing.02-05-2009
20090036180ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND SLIDING MODULE THEREOF - A sliding module includes a first element, a second element, and a third element disposed between the first and second elements and rotated between a first reference position and a second reference position. When the third element is located at the first reference position, the second element is positioned at a first predetermined position. When the third element is positioned at the second reference position, the second element is positioned at a second predetermined position. When the second element is moved from the first predetermined position toward a first direction, the second element pushes the third element to move from the first reference position toward the second reference position. When the second element is moved from the second predetermined position toward a second direction, the second element pushes the third element to move from the second reference position toward the first reference position.02-05-2009
20090036179PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable electronic device includes a main body, a cap body and a hinge assembly. The cap body is movably attached to the main body, and the hinge assembly is disposed between the main body and the cap body. The hinge assembly includes a sliding portion and a rotating portion connected to each other. When the cap body and the main body are totally overlapped, the cap body is selectively to rotate or to slide with respect to the main body over the hinge assembly.02-05-2009
20100331063METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A SLIDING DISPLAY - In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus comprises a display slidably coupled with a housing having a front face, the display being slidable across the front face of the housing, the display having at least three positions with respect to the housing, the display having a middle position with respect to the housing, the display exposing a first user interface element coupled with the housing on a first side of the display on the front face and a second user interface element coupled with the housing on second side of the display on the front face when the display is in the middle position.12-30-2010
20100331062Microslide - An apparatus includes a device body and a movable element slidingly engaged with the device body, the movable element being movable in a longitudinal direction between an open position and a closed position relative to the device body, wherein moving the movable element from the closed position to the open position engages an active state of the apparatus.12-30-2010
20110117977MOBILE TERMINAL - According to one embodiment, a mobile terminal has a first housing, a second housing disposed on the first housing, a rail plate, a sliding plate, and a resilient member. The rail plate has a pair of rails and a base connecting the rails and formed an opening. The rail plate is fixed to a surface of the second housing facing the first housing. The sliding plate is fixed to a surface of the first housing facing the second housing and slides on the rails. The resilient member is disposed between the second housing and the sliding plate. The resilient member is connected to the sliding plate at one end and to the second housing through the opening at the other end.05-19-2011
20110244931MOBILE WIRELESS APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, a mobile wireless apparatus includes: a first housing; and a second housing configured to be slidably connected to the first housing. The first housing includes: a conductor section; and a conducting member configured comprise a conductive material and to be connected to the conductor section. The second housing includes: a ground circuit; a power feed circuit; a slide member configured to comprise a conductive material, to be connected to the ground circuit, and to be slidably engaged with the first housing; and an unbalanced antenna configured to be connected to the power feed circuit. The conducting member is configured to make contact with the slide member when the first housing is opened with respect to the second housing.10-06-2011
20110130178SLIDING-TYPE PORTABLE TERMINAL - A sliding-type portable terminal including a first housing, a second housing assembled with the first housing in such that the second housing is linearly movable relative to the first housing while being in contact with the first housing. The second housing is formed of a front case and a rear case, and sliding rails are assembled with inner surfaces on both sides of the rear case, respectively. A sliding guide is arranged on the first housing, and includes first guide grooves slidably holding both sides of the rear case. Second guide grooves extend with the first guide grooves in parallel and slidably holding the sliding rails, respectively. The portable terminal restricts unnecessary movement of the second housing relative to the first housing, and achieve smooth sliding of the housings.06-02-2011
20110086681HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A SLIDE-AND-TWIST MECHANISM - A handheld electronic device having a slide-and-twist mechanism for changing between multiple device positions is provided. A slide-and-twist style form factor allows the device configuration and/or exposed input devices to be changed by the device user. The different device positions may support different operational modes or uses of the device by exposing different input devices. In accordance with one embodiment, there is provided a handheld electronic device, comprising: a first body having a first face and a second face; a second body having a first face and a second face, the first and second input devices being located on the first face of the second body; the first body being connected to the second body for sliding movement between a closed position and a first open position, wherein in the closed position the first body covers at least a portion of the second body, and wherein in the first open position the first input device is exposed on the first face of the second body; and wherein the second body is rotatable relative to the first body between the first open position and a second open position, wherein in the second open position the second input device is exposed on the first face of the second body.04-14-2011
20100035670SLIDING STRUCTURE FOR HOUSING, SLIDING OPENING AND CLOSING HOUSING, AND MOBILE PHONE - This invention is a sliding structure for a housing in which a guide rail formed on a lower housing and a groove for a guide rail formed on an upper housing engage and slide. An elastic body expanding and contracting 4 in a longitudinal direction of the guide rail and two pressing members located on both ends of the elastic body and subjected to respective opposite pressing forces from the elastic body are provided in parallel with the guide rail in the groove for a guide rail. At least one notch is formed on the elastic-body-disposed side of each of the guide rail and the groove for a guide rail in such a position that they can be opposed to each other in a sliding action process, and the two pressing members can take such positions that they press respective different housings in opposite directions through the notches.02-11-2010
20090221336WIRELESS TERMINAL - A wireless terminal in a wireless communication field is provided, which not only includes a top layer body and a bottom layer body, but also includes at least one extending layer body to provide an extending function. The extending layer body is connected in a stacked way to the top layer body or the bottom layer body. The extending function of the wireless terminal is realized through the extending layer body, so that the wireless terminal has powerful capabilities of extending and combining the functions.09-03-2009
20090221335Hinge Apparatus and Portable Electronic Device - A hinge apparatus includes a hinge unit that pivotably links a first housing and a second housing about a pivot axis, and a slide mechanism that enables the hinge unit to slide with respect to the second housing in a direction perpendicular to the pivot axis of the hinge unit on one face of the second housing. A portable electronic device includes the first housing, the second housing, and the hinge apparatus.09-03-2009
20100016043Slide Mechanism and Electronic Apparatus - Slide mechanism includes: a slide pin; a base in which formed are a first guide portion guiding the pin upwardly and downwardly and a first hook portion formed integrally with and bent to the right from the upper end of the portion; a slider slidable upwardly and downwardly relative to the base, in which formed are a second guide portion guiding the pin upwardly and downwardly, a second hook portion formed integrally with upper end of the second guide portion and bent to the left, and a runout formed integrally with lower end of the second guide portion; and an urging mechanism that has one end attached to the pin and the other end attached rotatably to base such that the vertical position of the other end is between both ends of the first guide portion, and that urges the pin away from the other end.01-21-2010
20100062814MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal is provided. The mobile terminal includes a first member having an opening extending therethrough, a second member coupled to the first member such that the second member defines, with the opening of the first member, an accommodating portion to receive a battery therein, and a hooking member protrudingly formed at the second member. The hooking member is configured to hook a portion of the battery received in the accommodating portion.03-11-2010
20100004038SIDE SLIDING TYPE MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal comprises a body comprising a keypad and a slider slidingly coupled to the body. The slider is configured to slide transversely with respect to the body and may comprise a display unit to display image information. The mobile terminal may further comprise a processor coupled to the slider to detect when the slider is slid from a first position to a second position and when the slider is slid from a second position to a first position. The image information may be rotated 90 degrees from a transverse orientation to a longitudinal orientation when the processor detects that the slider has been slid from the first position to the second position. Conversely, the image information may be rotated 90 degrees from a longitudinal orientation to a transverse orientation when the processor detects that the slider has been slid from the second position to the first position.01-07-2010
20090215508PORTABLE ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A portable electronic apparatus comprises a housing, a circuit board, a heat-conduction structure and a heat-dissipation structure. The circuit board is disposed in the housing and comprises a substrate and a first electronic device, wherein the first electronic device is disposed on the substrate. The heat-conduction structure is disposed on the circuit board, and dissipates heat from the first electronic device. The heat-dissipation structure is disposed on the housing and connected to the heat-conduction structure, wherein the heat passes the heat-conduction structure and the heat-dissipation structure, and is dissipated out of the housing.08-27-2009
20090215507A CELLULAR PHONE OF SLIDE-DOWN OPENING AND CLOSING TYPE - Disclosed herein is a slide-down type portable terminal. The terminal includes a main body and a sub-body capable of sliding on the main body. Either one of the main body and the sub body is provided with a first slider groove formed along the sliding direction. The first slider groove has a straight portion and a curved-down portion consecutively formed from the straight portion. The other one of the main body and the sub body is provided with a first slider protrusion slidably engaging the slide groove, such that the sub body drops down while slidably opening with respect to the main body, or vice versa.08-27-2009
20110250935PORTABLE WIRELESS DEVICE - Provided is a portable wireless device wherein deterioration of antenna performance is eliminated, in the case where the portable wireless device is provided with a sliding mechanism wherein a metal member is used. A sliding unit (10-13-2011
20110151948SLIDER ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A slider electronic device includes a first body, a second body, and a connecting member fixed to the first body. The first body includes at least one control member rotatably disposed on the first body and at least two first sliding members. The second body is slidably coupled with the first body. The second body includes at least one restricting member and at least two second sliding members. The connecting member defines at least two guide portions corresponding to the at least two first sliding members. The at least one control member is capable of blocking the at least one restricting member of the second body. Each first sliding member includes a sliding surface angled relative to the axis along which the second body slides. Each second sliding member passes through the corresponding guide portion to slide along the sliding surface, and be elastically deformed.06-23-2011
20110086683SLIDING ASSEMBLY FOR PORTABLE HANDSET - A self-contained sliding assembly for use with a sliding handset of the type having a keyboard part and a display part that are configured to slidably engage one another into fully open and fully closed positions, where the sliding assembly includes at least one elongated guide rail, a housing configured to engage the at least one guide rail and to move slidably along a length thereof, and a biasing assembly for biasing relative sliding movement of the guide rail and the housing, where the biasing assembly is configured to include open and closed stop positions and a maximum load position at a predetermined point between the open and closed stop positions.04-14-2011
20100240426SLIDING PORTABLE TELEPHONE - In the sliding portable telephone of the present invention, on the surface of the base housing, a photoconductive member is placed along a boundary line between a first surface region which is exposed when the slide housing is placed at the open position and a second surface region which is covered by the slide housing, a light emitting element for emitting light toward an end part of the photoconductive member on the second surface region side is arranged inside the base housing. The slide housing is provided with a reflecting plate reflecting light which has passed through the photoconductive member toward an end part of the photoconductive member on the first surface region side at a position opposed to a surface of the photoconductive member when the slide housing is placed at the open position.09-23-2010
20110077063MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE AND WATERPROOF CASE STRUCTURE - A mobile terminal device includes a first case having a first inner space housing a first substrate and an electric component, the first case having a first opening in a surface thereof facing the second case; a second case having a second inner space housing a second substrate and an electric component, the second case having a second opening in a surface thereof facing the first case; a slide member that slidably connects the first and second cases with one another; a flexible substrate that electrically connects the first and second substrates with one another through the first and second openings; and ring-like seal members surrounding the peripheries of the first and second openings. The first and second openings are closed with the flexible substrate with the seal members interposed therebetween.03-31-2011
20120149448FLEXIBLE GASKETS FOR WIRELESS TERMINALS WITH SLIDING MEMBERS - Gaskets and wireless terminals with gaskets for sealing a space between sliding members in wireless terminals. The wireless terminals include: (a) a first member; (b) a second member overlying the first member, wherein at least one of the first and second members is configured to slide between open and closed configurations; and (c) a gasket attached to the first and second members, the gasket having an elongate body portion with opposing first and second end portions affixed to a respective one of the first and second members. The gasket is configured to provide an electrical path between at least one component in the first member to at least one component in the second member. The elongate body portion is configured to snugly abut the first and second members to inhibit dust from entering a target interior space when the wireless terminal is in the open configuration.06-14-2012
20100298036ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device, comprising: a main body, a back cover, and a button; wherein, the main body comprises a bottom portion and a side wall extending therefrom, a first through hole is defined on the bottom portion, and a second through hole is defined in the side wall; the button comprises a base and a sliding body connected to the base which is caused to generate an elastic deformation under external force, the base is secured to the bottom portion of the main body, and the sliding portion is received in and exposed from the second through hole; the back cover includes an inner surface and a hook protruding from the inner surface, a hook portion is formed on an end of the hook away from the back cover; when the back cover is connected to the main body, the hook is passed through the first through hole, the hook portion is engaged to the base of the button; when the sliding body is pushed, it causes the base to generate the elastic deformation to make the base disengage the hook.11-25-2010
20100035668SLIDE HINGE MODULE FOR MOBILE PHONE - The slide hinge module for a mobile phone is provided, which comprises a fixing plate which is fixed in the body; a moving plate which is fixed in the cover; a guide rail which is provided in one side of the moving plate in a horizontal direction; a slide member which is engaged while corresponding to the guide rail and reciprocates along the guide rail and is fixed in one side of the fixing plate; and an elastic assembly which is installed in one side of the guide rail and slides the moving plate with respect to the fixing plate, whereby a concave part is formed in one side of the guide rail, and said elastic assembly is installed in the concave part.02-11-2010
20120202567SLIDE-TYPE PORTABLE TERMINAL - A portable terminal is provided. The portable terminal includes a first housing, a second housing coupled to the first housing to face the first housing, the second housing being linearly movable to expose or cover a part of the first housing, a rear case coupled to a rear face of the second housing, an opening formed through the rear case, and a slide module comprising a guide member mounted on the first housing, and a slide member coupled to and linearly movable with respect to the guide member, the slide member being coupled to the opening to close the rear face of the second housing. With the slide-type portable terminal, since the opening, in which the slide member can be mounted regardless of the external appearance of the terminal, is formed through the rear case in the opening so that the first and second housings can be slidably coupled to one another, the manufacturing cost of the portable terminal can be reduced.08-09-2012
20090054114PORTABLE TERMINAL - A portable telephone (02-26-2009
20100304802ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device is provided, including a first module, a second module movable relative to the first module, and an elastic component. The second module has a slot and a convex surface on opposite sides thereof, wherein a sliding portion of the first module is movably received in the slot. When the second module moves relative to the first module to a closed or open position, the sliding portion abuts a first or second end surface of the slot. The elastic component is disposed in the first module and has a retractable end portion contacting the convex surface. When the second module moves with respect to the first module, the end portion slides along the convex surface and exerts an elastic force on the second module.12-02-2010
20080254844LINK ASSEMBLY WITH SPRINGS WHICH CAN BE EXTENDED AND CONTRACTED AND SLIDER ASSEMBLY FOR SLIDING TYPE MOBILE PHONE HAVING THE LINK ASSEMBLY - Disclosed is a link assembly which includes a spring, a first link plate and a second link plate. The spring is formed with catching portions with a reduced outer diameter at both ends thereof. The first link plate includes one widthwise extending side that is formed with a spring fixing groove into which the catching portion positioned at one end of the spring is inserted and fixed. The second link plate includes one widthwise extending side that is formed with another spring fixing groove into which another catching portion positioned at the other end of the spring is inserted and fixed. Further, the first and second link plates are slid with respect to each other.10-16-2008
20110053665MOBILE INFORMATION TERMINAL - To provide a mobile information terminal that facilitates an operation of switching communication methods, the mobile terminal includes a first housing, a second housing connected to the first housing in a relatively movable manner, a status detecting portion, a WiMAX communication portion, a CDMA communication portion, and a mode switching portion. The second housing has a first part and a second part on its surface facing the first housing. The mobile terminal can be changed in status to a data communication style in which the first part is exposed and to a voice call style in which the second part is exposed. The status detecting portion detects whether the mobile terminal is in the data communication style or in the voice call style (S03-03-2011
20100323772SLIDE HINGE AND PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A slide hinge includes a first member; a second member connected to the first member, the second member being configured to slide between a first position and a second position; a first terminal part supported at a first member side; and a second terminal part supported at a second member side. By sliding the second member to the first position relative to the first member, the first terminal part and the second terminal part are made conductive with each other.12-23-2010
20100323770ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND MOVING MECHANISM THEREOF - A moving mechanism of an electronic device is provided, including a first member, a second member, a sliding member slidably connected to the first member, and a pivot rotatably connecting the second member with the sliding member. When the first member slides relative to the sliding member, a latch member on the first member is pressed by the sliding member to a retracted position. When the sliding member is released from an initial angle and rotates relative to the second member, the latch member is pushed by a resilient element and is joined in a recess of the sliding member, thus preventing sliding between the first member and the sliding member.12-23-2010
20100323769ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND SLIDING MECHANISM THEREOF - A sliding mechanism is provided, including a first member, a second member, a slider, a wire, and a flexible printed circuit (FPC). The first member and the slider are movable with respect to the second member. The wire connects the first member with the slider. The FPC is extended through a first opening of the slider and a second opening of the second member. When the first member slides with respect to the second member along a first direction, the slider and the FPC are dragged by the wire along a second direction opposite to the first direction.12-23-2010
20100120479MOBILE DEVICE - A mobile device includes a first housing and a second housing. The first housing includes a first track surface parallel to a first direction, and a first housing first flat surface perpendicular to the first direction. The second housing includes a first pin, and a second housing first flat surface facing to the first housing first flat surface. The first pin protrudes from the second housing first flat surface. The second housing first flat surface slides along the first housing first flat surface, and the first pin slides along the first track surface, therefore the second housing slides with respect to the first housing. The mobile device is provided, in which smooth sliding without backlash is possible.05-13-2010
20110136554MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH RF-CAPABLE FLEX CABLE - A mobile communication device with a base portion and a parallel slider portion connected through a slide assembly. A transceiver is housed in one of the base portion and the slider portion, and an RF antenna is housed in the other of the base portion and the slider portion. An RF-capable flex cable has one end connected to the RF antenna and has its other end connected to the transceiver for communicating RF-level signals between the antenna and transceiver.06-09-2011
20120309471SLIDING MODULE AND SLIDABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A slidable electronic device includes a main body, a cover, and a sliding module sandwiched between the main body and the cover, and groups of resilient members. The sliding module includes a guiding member including a first guiding portion and a second guiding portion arranged side by side. The first guiding portion has a first guiding direction, and the second guiding portion has a second guiding direction that is reversed to the first guiding direction. Two sliding members slidable along the first and second guiding directions respectively. Two restricting members are respectively mounted on the first and second guiding portions, and each restricting member is opposite to one sliding member and being adjacent to the other sliding member. Each restricting member prevents the adjacent sliding member from detaching from the guiding member. Each group of resilient members is resisted between one restricting member and one sliding member.12-06-2012
20090176543MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A mobile communication device includes a first plate, and a second plate provided with guide rails on respective edges thereof and slidably coupled to the first plate. A main body is coupled to the first plate and a sub body is coupled to the second plate. Torsion springs are provided on the first plate, adjacent to respective edges of the first plate. Contact members are respectively provided at one end of each torsion spring and each contact member contacts a corresponding guide rail due to elasticity of the torsion spring. Guide slits are disposed in the first plate, adjacent to respective edges of the first plate. Each guide slit receives a corresponding contact member.07-09-2009
20090176542MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE WITH MOVEABLE HOUSING SEGMENTS - A mobile computing device includes a first housing segment and a second housing segment. The first housing segment includes a display surface on a front exterior face. The second housing segment that is slideably coupled to the first housing segment to move between an extended position and a contracted position. The second housing segment includes a keypad provided on a surface that is exposed for use when the device is in the extended position. The first housing segment and the second housing segment are coupled so that a path of motion followed by one of the first housing segment or second housing segment when moving between the extended position and the contracted position is continuously arced.07-09-2009
20100190537Communication Terminal - Each of the cases C07-29-2010
20110201393ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING AUTOMATIC GAIN ADJUSTMENT FOR HEARING AID COMPATIBILITY - In some aspects, a portable electronic device having a slidable upper housing and rear housing movable between an open position and a closed position, and a gain adjustment module. The gain adjustment module reduces the RF energy produced by the portable electronic device when the device is in the open position to ensure that the portable electronic device complies with Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) standards.08-18-2011
20120302297ADHESIVE CASE FOR A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - Devices, methods and systems are directed to a top protection portion and a bottom protection portion to protect a front exterior and a back exterior, respectively, of a mobile communication. The top protection portion and the bottom protection portion may each include one or more adhesive members. The adhesive members may be designed to allow a user to remove and apply the top protection portion and the bottom protection portion as desired (e.g., to access a concealed battery of the mobile communication device) without losing their adhesive property.11-29-2012
20100029349MOBILE EQUIPMENT AND SLIDING STRUCTURE THEREFOR - A sliding structure is for a mobile equipment which includes a second housing and a first housing slidably provided for the second housing. The sliding structure includes a display frame configured to accommodate a display unit of the first housing and having slide grooves provided for side walls parallel to a direction of the slide, and a slide support section provided along side walls of said second housing in parallel to the slide direction such that tip portions of said slide support section slidably engage with said slide grooves. Although having a simple mechanism, the mobile equipment has a small size and high strength, and can take a large stroke length. In this way, the sliding mechanism for the mobile equipment which has high stiffness and the mobile equipment can be provided in which a damage of the display unit can be prevented while maintaining the small size and a thin structure.02-04-2010
20100029348SLIDING OPENING AND CLOSING DEVICE AND A PORTABLE TERMINAL HAVING THE SAME - Disclosed are a sliding opening and closing device and a portable terminal having the same. According to the first embodiment of the present invention, a slide plate is linked to a main plate to be slidable in one direction. Also, the main plate supports an elastic part so as to generate an elasticity power in one direction. A power transformation member receives the elasticity power of the elastic member, and transmits the elasticity power to the slide plate in the direction of the opening or the closing according to the position of the slide plate.02-04-2010
20100022286SLIDING MECHANISM AND PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME - An exemplary sliding mechanism includes a main plate, a slide plate, and a clock spring positioned between the main plate and the slide plate. The slide plate is slidably connected to the main plate. The clock spring includes a first spiral portion fixed to the slide plate, a second spiral portion fixed to the main plate, and a connecting portion connecting the first spiral portion to the second spiral portion. The clock spring is configured for driving the slide plate and enabling the slide plate to slide along the main plate after the slide plate is manually moved to a predetermined position with respect to the main plate.01-28-2010
20120149447SLIDING TYPE PORTABLE TERMINAL - A sliding type portable terminal includes: a first housing; a second housing coupled with the first housing in a state in which the second housing is slidable in one direction while facing the first housing; a guide member mounted on one surface of the first housing; and guide ribs provided at the guide member and slidably coupled with one surface of the second housing, wherein an opening is formed through each of the guide ribs, and the guide member extends along a direction in which the second housing slides. The sliding type portable terminal can achieve a smooth sliding operation of one housing against the other and provide a durable coupling between the guide member and the second housing by reducing a frictional area in a sliding operation between the housings through formation of the opening at the guide rib.06-14-2012
20120149446SLIDING MECHANISM WITH CHANGEABLE PATHS AND CELLULAR PHONE HAVING THE SAME - A sliding mechanism with changeable paths and a cellular phone are disclosed. The sliding mechanism comprises a sliding plate, a V-shaped resilience device, and a fixed plate. The sliding plate is fixed to a sliding portion of the cellular phone, and the fixed plate is fixed on a holding base of the cellular phone. When the sliding plate is pushed to move a predetermined distance, the sliding plate can be driven by the resilient force of the V-shaped resilience device to automatically slide with respect to a V-shaped support having a turning ring and along guiding slots and guiding edges on the fixed plate. The sliding plate can automatically slide through a remaining portion of a path when the sliding plate is first pushed to move a predetermined distance, thereby enabling answering or hanging up of the cellular phone semi-automatically.06-14-2012
20090325656SLIDING MECHANISM FOR CELLULAR PHONE - A sliding mechanism for a cellular phone includes a low-profile base provided on one surface with a central recess and a pair of parallel elongated sliding slots located at two lateral sides of the recess; a supporting bracket slidably connected to the surface of the base with the recess; and a plurality of flat elastic members each having a first and a second telescopic element respectively pivotally connected to the base and the supporting bracket. The base is enclosed in a plastic material through insert molding to have a slim body that enables a reduced overall thickness of the cellular phone. And, the flat elastic members allow the supporting bracket to smoothly slide relative to the base in a balanced manner.12-31-2009
20120157172MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal includes first and second bodies slidably connected in a closed configuration and open configuration, a flexible circuit board electrically connecting the first and second bodies and passing through a gap formed between the first and second bodies, and one or more blocking units disposed in a spatial area formed between an opening face of the gap to the flexible circuit board and formed to be protruded to traverse the gap from the first body toward the second body, wherein the blocking units are disposed in the spatial area to cover at least a portion of the flexible circuit board. When the mobile terminal is changed from an open configuration to a closed configuration, the flexible circuit board can be prevented from being damaged by a structure.06-21-2012
20120157173MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one other terminal, a main body configured to receive a battery, and a cover body detachably covered to the main body. Further, the cover body includes a first cover part formed to cover the battery, a second cover part, and a sliding unit configured to slidably couple the second cover part to the first cover part and allow the second cover part to slide and tilt away from the first cover part.06-21-2012
20110092259SLIDE PHONE - A slide phone includes a first body, a main sheet, a second body, a pair of lever, a keypad, and a pair of supports. The main sheet is mounted on the first body. The second body is slidably installed on the main sheet and capable of moving relative to the first body. When the slide phone is closed, the second body forms a receiving space together with the first body. The levers are positioned to opposite sides of the first body. The keypad is mounted on the levers and can be accommodated in the receiving space when the slide phone is closed, and can be lifted by the levers to be substantially coplanar with an upper surface of the second body when the slide phone is opened. The pair of supports is mounted on the first body adjacent to the lever correspondingly.04-21-2011
20120252542Portable Terminal - A portable terminal, which is small sized, excellent in portability, and having high operability for various functions other than a call function, is provided. Two housings are connected such that they can be extended in directions different from each other. The housings have a retraction state, a first extension state, a second extension state, and a third extension state that is a state achieved by further sliding the housings from the second extension into another state. Broadcast receiving conditions are improved by changing the length of an antenna for receiving digital broadcast reception in the second extension state and the third extension state.10-04-2012
20120157174SLIDING MODULE FOR SLIDING TYPE PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A sliding module for a sliding-type portable communication device, in which sliding members are integrally formed on both sides of a sliding housing. The sliding module for a sliding-type portable communication device preferably includes a body housing and a sliding housing sliding while facing the body housing, and a sliding guide portion provided in the body housing. The sliding guide portion includes guide members integrally formed on both sides of the guide portion and sliding members integrally formed on both sides of the sliding housing to be slidably coupled with the guide members.06-21-2012
20110105204SLIDING-TYPE PORTABLE TERMINAL - Provided is a thin and small sliding-type portable terminal which has improved operability. In a portable terminal (05-05-2011
20110105203Optical Communication Structure - An optical communication structure for performing optical communication using optical signals between a first housing (05-05-2011
20100093409Electronic apparatus - The invention relates to a configuration of an electronic apparatus that improves the utilization of the electronic apparatus. The better utilization is achieved by an apparatus including a body, a cover attached to the body, and a display part having a display, the display part being attached to the body and configured to slide between a first position and a second position such that when the display part is at rest in the first position, the cover overlaps at least a portion of the display, and when the display part is at rest in the second position, said portion of the display is visible.04-15-2010
20090131128PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A portable communication device includes a main body housing having a mounting groove on a first surface thereof, and a sliding/pivoting housing slidably mounted in the mounting groove and rotatable about a hinge axis in one side thereof. Alternatively, a portable communication device may include a main body housing having a mounting groove on a first surface thereof and a hinge axis in a first side thereof, and a sliding/pivoting housing to rotate about the hinge axis, such that the sliding/pivoting housing rotates about the hinge axis when a first side thereof is positioned on the hinge axis.05-21-2009
20090131127Slide mechanism and slide-type electronic device having the slide mechanism - A sliding type electronic device includes a slide mechanism, and first and second casings coupled slidably to each other through the slide mechanism. The second casing is disposed on the first casing, and includes a frame seat and an auxiliary casing received in the frame seat. The slide-type electronic device further includes a guiding unit and a pivot unit. The guiding unit is provided on the first casing, and the pivot unit is provided on the auxiliary casing. When the second casing slides relative to the first casing, the auxiliary casing flips up relative to the frame seat.05-21-2009
20120129583BI-STABLE SLIDING ASSEMBLY - Sliding assembly for portable terminals, comprising a first main part, a second main part slidably connected to the first main part, the second main part being spring-loaded by a first elastic module, the first main part comprising a second elastic module with an elastic portion and a portion protruding towards the second main part, which in turn comprising a guiding arrangement with a recessed portion, wherein the recessed portion, the second elastic module and the first elastic module being arranged to cooperate such that the second main part is held in a centre position, the guiding arrangement further comprising an elongated portion arranged to guide the protruding portion out of the recessed portion of the guiding arrangement when an external force is applied to overcome the elastic forces of the first elastic module, wherein the sliding assembly thus being movable out of the centre position into a first end-position.05-24-2012
20120214559SLIDING MODULE AND MOBILE TERMINAL COMPRISING THE SAME - A sliding module for a mobile terminal is provided, comprising: a support plate having a rotating mechanism on a first end thereof; a rotating plate connected with the support plate via the rotating mechanism; a sliding plate disposed on the rotating plate and configured to slide against the rotating plate; and a restricting mechanism disposed on a second end of the support plate opposite to the first end thereof to restrict a pair of first side portions at an end of the sliding plate neighboring the second end of the support plate, wherein the rotating plate may be rotated by a predetermined angle with respect to the support plate via the rotating mechanism when the first side portions slide out of the restricting mechanism. A mobile terminal comprising the same is also provided.08-23-2012
20100178963PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic portable device includes two housings 07-15-2010
20100048264SLIDING PORTABLE TERMINAL - It is aimed to attain compatibility between a size reduction, a thickness reduction of a portable terminal and the ensuring of an energizing force is attained. An upper case 02-25-2010
20100048263PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable electronic device having an immovable body, a movable body, and a sliding module. The sliding module has a fixing frame fixed to the immovable body, a movable frame fixed to the movable body and slidably coupled to the fixing frame, and an elastic element having a fixing end fixed to the fixing frame and a movable end fixed to the movable frame. When the movable body slides with respect to the immovable body from a first position to a second position by the sliding module, the movable end relatively moves from a first stop position to a second stop position along a moving path. The distance from the orthographic projection of the fixing end on the moving path to the first stop position is larger than the distance from the orthographic projection of the fixing end on the moving path to the second stop position.02-25-2010
20100273542MOBILE DEVICE SLIDE SYSTEM AND METHOD - A slide system for a mobile device including a base portion and a slide portion configured to slide in relation to the base portion, the system including: at least one base magnet provided to the base portion; a plurality of slide magnets provided to the slide portion and configured such that the plurality of slide magnets are aligned to the at least one base magnet at predetermined positions during movement of the slide portion relative to the base portion; and a magnetically active element provided to the slide portion in spatial relation to at least one of the plurality of slide magnets such that magnetic forces between the at least one of the plurality of slide magnets and the at least one base magnet are affected. In particular, the magnetic forces can be altered to provide an altered “feel” to the sliding movement by lowering repulsive forces and increasing attractive forces.10-28-2010
20100291979HINGE UNIT AND PORTABLE TERMINAL USING THE SAME - A portable terminal comprises: a base; first and second bodies each connected to the base so as to perform a sliding motion; and an interworking module configured to connect the first and second bodies to each other, for sliding the second body in an opposite direction to a sliding direction of the first body by interworking the second body with sliding of the first body.11-18-2010
20120220352MOBILE DEVICE - A mobile device includes a first housing, a second housing, a bias member, a first stopper and a second stopper. The second housing is slidably coupled to the first housing in a sliding range. The bias member biases the second housing from a middle position of the sliding range to one end of the sliding range. The first stopper is provided on the first housing, is connected to a ground of the first housing, and has electrical conductivity. The second stopper is provided on the second housing, has electrical conductivity, and comes into contact with the first stopper to define the one end of the sliding range.08-30-2012
20120231859MOBILE TERMINAL - The mobile terminal includes the rotary housing and the rotation support mechanism for supporting the rotary housing so as to rotate between the vertical position and the horizontal position. The rotation support mechanism includes a guide plate. A first slide pin and a second slide pin sliding relative to the guide plate upon rotation of the rotary housing are connected to the rotary housing. A guide hole for restricting sliding of the first slide pin is formed in the guide plate. The second slide pin and a rotary shaft provided in the guide plate are connected together through a linking member.09-13-2012
20110003624MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal includes a first body, a second body, and a slide-tilt module that slides the first body relative to the second body within a first section and tilts the first body to a preset angle relative to the second body within a second section, the slide-tilt module including a sliding unit to slidably connect the first body and the second body to each other and a tilting unit to tilt the first body to the preset angle, such that the tilting unit is inactive and the first body is slid in the first section, and the tilting unit is activated in the second section such that the first body is tilted.01-06-2011
20110045879STOPPER DEVICE FOR SLIDING SWING TYPE PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - Provided is a stopper device for a sliding swing type portable communication device, in which a stopper is made up of a small number of parts capable of restricting the swinging operation after sliding operation as well as the sliding operation after the swing operation. The stopper device includes a body housing and a sliding housing opened or closed by sliding or swinging in relation to the body housing, a first sliding member coupled to the sliding housing, a second sliding member coupled to the first sliding member to enable the first sliding member to slide, a swing member coupled to the body housing, installed between the first and second sliding members, to allow the first and second sliding members to swing, and a stopper unit provided to each member, restricting the swinging of the sliding housing when the sliding housing slides and the sliding of the sliding housing when the sliding housing swings before sliding.02-24-2011
20100009729Slide-tilt mechanism for an electronic device - A slide-tilt mechanism for an electronic device comprising a first part and a second part, the first part being connected to the second part such that in a first mode, the second part is axially slideable relative to the first part between a first position and a second position, and in a second mode the second part is moveable relative to the first part between the second position and a third, tilted position; the slide-tilt mechanism further comprising a first biasing mechanism arranged to bias the second part from the second position towards the third tilted position.01-14-2010
20100203930SHORT-SIDE DIRECTION SLIDE TYPE RADIO APPARATUS - At a side end section of a second housing 08-12-2010
20110237313MOBILE TERMINAL APPARATUS - A mobile terminal apparatus includes a first casing that is provided with an operation portion; a second casing that is disposed so as to oppose a front surface of the first casing in which the operation portion is provided, the second casing being rotatable parallel to the front surface around a center positioned in a portion other than the operation portion of the front surface; and a protruding portion that is formed between the operation portion and the center on a surface of either the first casing or the second casing, the surface with the protruding portion opposing the other casing, the protruding portion protrudes toward the other casing by a height greater than or equal to a gap provided between the casings at the center.09-29-2011
20100234080ROLLER ASSEMBLY FOR A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - The disclosure is directed at a roller assembly for a mobile communication device having a top portion and a bottom portion, the top and bottom portions slidably connected, the roller assembly comprising a slide plate; a guide plate including guide rails for receiving the slide plate; an actuator connected to the slide plate and the guide plate; a shuttle portion, located within the slide plate; and a cam portion for engaging with the shuttle portion, the cam portion including an intermediate detent portion; whereby when the slide plate is moved between open and closed potions, the slide plate can be stopped in an intermediate position by the intermediate detent portion.09-16-2010
20100130272SLIDE TYPE PORTABLE TERMINAL - A slide type portable terminal can include a main unit including separated first and second key sections and a first plate coupled to a surface of the main unit and a display unit with a display screen on a front surface and a second plate. The second plate can slide with respect to the first plate and preferably slides along the surface of the main unit to cause the first and second key sections of the main unit to be covered and exposed by the display unit. Further, first and second magnets can be provided on the first and second plates, respectively, so that the same poles of the magnets face each other to provide a repulsive force when they are positioned to face close to each other. According to embodiments of the present invention, there are various advantages in that the portable terminal can be utilized more conveniently and production costs and failure rates thereof can also be reduced.05-27-2010
20100130271Slider Form Factor Devices and Methods for Morphing Indicia Visible through a Transparent Member - Disclosed are devices and methods of a slider form factor device having a transparent member supported by its sliding body, and a display module supported by its main body. The transparent member of the sliding body is on top of the display module of the main body in the open position and in the closed position. The transparent member is configured to transmit light received from the display module therethrough. The transparent member provides a morphing effect as light emitted by the display module providing indicia is transmitted through the transparent member, the indicia exhibited through the transparent member changing from first indicia to different indicia depending upon the mode of the device. In the open position, the lower portion of the display module can exhibit a keypad while the top portion of the display module can provide indicia visible through the transparent member of the sliding body.05-27-2010
20110159934HANDHELD DEVICE - A first housing and a second housing of a handheld device are capable of sliding with respect to each other such that the first and the second housings can be positioned in different using positions and thus the handheld device can be configured at corresponding using statuses. The first housing includes a first magnetic element and the second housing includes a plurality of second magnetic elements aligning along a direction. The second magnetic elements having one polarity and the second magnetic elements having another polarity are disposed alternately. When the second housing slides on the first housing to a position where the first magnetic element faces a second magnetic element with opposite polarity, the handheld device is configured at a corresponding using status.06-30-2011
20080242381BI-DIRECTIONAL SLIDING-TYPE PORTABLE TERMINAL - Disclosed is a bi-directional sliding-type portable terminal. The bi-directional sliding-type portable terminal comprises a phone body and a bi-directional sliding body. The phone body comprises a first section which is located on one side of the top surface thereof and within which a plurality of keys are mounted, and a second section which is located on the other side of the top surface thereof spaced apart from the first section and within which a camera lens housing is mounted. The bi-directional sliding body linearly moves on the phone body in a longitudinal direction while facing the phone body, opens the first section to expose the keys by moving toward the second section, and opens the second section to expose the camera lens housing by moving toward the first section.10-02-2008
20080234014SLIDING-TYPE PORTABLE TERMINAL - A sliding-type portable terminal is provided. The portable terminal includes a first housing, a first guide member fixed to the first housing, a slide member coupled to the first guide member while facing the first guide member, the slide member being adapted to slide in a first direction under guidance of the first guide member, a second guide member fixed to the slide member, a second housing having a guide recess extending in a second direction so as to receive the second guide member, the second housing being coupled to the second guide member so as to slide in the second direction under guidance of the second guide member and an elastic member having a first end supported on the first guide member and a second end supported on the second housing so as to provide elastic force in such a direction that the first and second ends move away from each other. The sliding-type portable terminal is adapted for convenient use of not only mobile communication services, but also multimedia services.09-25-2008
20130178254PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING AT LEAST ONE OF RESONATOR AND SHIELD - In some aspects, a portable electronic device, having a rear housing, an upper housing coupled to the rear housing and slideable relative thereto between a closed position and an open position, an antenna, and at least one element coupled to the antenna and configured to perform at least one of inhibiting low frequency shift and increasing high frequency sensitivity of the antenna.07-11-2013
20080200222SLIDE MODULE AND MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING THE SAME - A slide module includes a first slide member configured to slide upwardly and downwardly, a second slide member slidably mounted to the first slide member, an elastic force unit disposed between the first slide member and the second slide member, and having a plurality of elastic members mounted between a first rotation bar and a second rotation bar, wherein an elastic force is generated when the first rotation bar and the second rotation bar are rotated.08-21-2008
20110237314MOBILE TERMINAL APPARATUS - A mobile terminal apparatus includes a first housing having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the first surface having a first opening extending therethrough; a first microphone disposed in the first housing adjacent to the first opening; a second housing having a slide surface and an opposite surface opposite to the slide surface, the slide surface being slidable over the second surface of the first housing, the second housing overlapping a portion of the first housing including a position at which the first microphone is disposed when the second housing overlaps the first housing in a minimum area, the opposite surface having a second opening extending therethrough in a part thereof corresponding to the minimum area; and a second microphone disposed in the second housing adjacent to the second opening.09-29-2011
20110275423MOBILE PHONE SLIDE MODULE - The present invention relates to a mobile phone slide module, and more particularly to a mobile phone slide module in which scratches and noise do not occur during the sliding operation of a mobile phone. The mobile phone slide module according to the present invention is installed between a movable plate fixed to an upper body where a display unit is installed and the fixed plate fixed to a lower body where a keypad is mounted, and provides elasticity when the movable plate slides on the fixed plate. The mobile phone slide module comprises a first body of which one end portion is coupled to the fixed plate and allows movement thereof, a second body of which one end portion is coupled to the movable plate and allows movement thereof, and a linear wire spring of which both ends are unrestricted by the first and second bodies and are connected to the first and second bodies through insertion11-10-2011
20110275422Method and apparatus for double slider device with tilting display - In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a housing, a first hinge member, and a second hinge member. The housing includes a first housing section and a second housing section. The first hinge member is connected to the first housing section by a first slide mechanism. The second hinge member includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is connected to the first hinge member. The second portion is connected to the second housing section by a second slide mechanism.11-10-2011
20100285853Mobile Terminal apparatus - A mobile terminal apparatus includes a first housing provided with a display, a second housing provided with a keyboard, and a slide holding mechanism including a rail unit provided in the first housing and including rail parts extending in a sliding direction, arm members, rotation-slide connection members which include rotation shafts separated from each other in the sliding direction and which connect one end portions of the arm members to the rail parts, and rotation connection members which include rotation shafts separated from each other in the sliding direction and which connect the other end portions of the arm members to the second housing. The slide holding mechanism holds the housings such that the housings are slidable between a closed state in which the housings substantially entirely overlap and an open state in which the display unit and the keyboard are positioned on substantially the same plane.11-11-2010
20100285852SLIDEABLE HINGE MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - A mobile device, such as a mobile phone, includes an upper housing, a lower housing and a slideable hinge that slideably connects the upper housing with the lower housing. The slideable hinge is configured to allow the upper housing to slide along a straight line with the lower housing and to allow the upper housing to pivot relative to the lower housing. In one embodiment, the slideable hinge module may be mounted to a display of a mobile phone to allow for sliding and rotation of the display relative to the lower housing.11-11-2010
20100317417MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE - A mobile terminal device including a first housing, a second housing, the device having multiple configurations, including a first configuration in which the second housing is closed with respect to the first housing, a second configuration in which the second housing is slid relative to the first housing from the first configuration, and a third configuration in which the first housing is separated from the second housing, and a first input key is provided on the first housing, and is covered with the second housing in the first and second configurations and is exposed in the third configuration.12-16-2010
20100317416PORTABLE TERMINAL APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL PROGRAM - A portable terminal apparatus includes a first enclosure, a second enclosure, and a control unit. The second enclosure takes modified forms including a first form and a second form. The second enclosure is closed over the first enclosure in the case of the first form. The second enclosure is separated from the first enclosure in the case of the second form. In the case of the first form, the control unit controls communication to be performed between the first enclosure and the second enclosure via a contact between the first enclosure and the second enclosure. In the case of the second form, the control unit controls communication to be performed between the first enclosure and the second enclosure by a radio communication unit.12-16-2010
20110287819TILT-TYPE SLIDING MODULE FOR MOBILE PHONE AND TERMINAL HOLDER USING THE SAME - Provided are a tilt-type sliding module for a mobile phone and a terminal holder using the tilt-type sliding module, which enable a display unit of the mobile phone to perform a planar sliding motion and at the same time, to perform a tilt motion for inclining upwardly, thereby providing optimal convenience according to a user's purpose. The tilt-type sliding module allows a stable tilt motion of the display unit of the mobile phone by means of: a control bracket for controlling a rotation motion of a tilt rotation portion formed on each of both ends of a frame and a rotation motion and a lock motion of the tilt rotation portion by being fixedly coupled to an intermediate member of the mobile phone; a stopper shaft; and a spring ball.11-24-2011
20120021809TILT SLIDE MODULE AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL HAVING THE SAME - A tilt slide module and a mobile communication terminal having the same includes a lower slide plate, an upper slide plate coupled to the lower slide plate to move in a sliding manner with respect to the lower slide plate wherein the upper slide plate is overlapped with the lower slide plate, a fixing piece wherein a hinge shaft is inserted in a hole provided thereon, and a tilt guide coupled to the fixing piece by the hinge shaft to be rotated about the hinge shaft.01-26-2012
20120028693HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A handheld electronic device includes first, second and third bodies, a rod, and an elevating mechanism disposed on the first body. The rod has a first end, a second end, and a pivot portion pivotably mounted to the first body. The second body is slidably disposed on the first body and coupled to the first end. The second body is stacked between the first body and the third body. The third body is slidably disposed on the elevating mechanism and coupled to the rod. When the third body moves relative to the first body, the second body is driven by the first rod to move relative to the first body in an opposite direction, such that the second body is exposed out of the third body and the third body is descended by the elevating mechanism to move toward the first body.02-02-2012
20120077555PORTABLE TERMINAL - A portable terminal including a first body, a second body having a manipulation portion formed on one surface thereof, the second body being slidably connected to the first body such that the first body is moveable between a closed configuration covering the manipulation portion and an open configuration exposing the manipulation portion, and a slide module connecting the first body to the second body. The slide module includes a tilting unit configured to tilt the first body with respect to the second body at a predetermined angle in the open configuration and a slide member configured to slidably connect the first and second bodies to each other. The slide module imparts a first motion to the first body during movement across a first region of the second body and imparts a second motion different from the first motion to the first body during movement across a second region of the second body. The second motion includes a tilting motion of the first body with respect to the second body.03-29-2012

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