US 9,811,117 B2
Electronic device assembly and dock thereof
Chien-Lung Huang, Taoyuan (TW); Yen-Te Chiang, Taoyuan (TW); Wen-Kai Tu, Taoyuan (TW); and Po-Yi Chiang, Taoyuan (TW)
Assigned to HTC Corporation, Taoyuan (TW)
Filed by HTC Corporation, Taoyuan (TW)
Filed on Jun. 3, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/729,059.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/008,521, filed on Jun. 6, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2015/0359124 A1, Dec. 10, 2015
Int. Cl. H05K 7/14 (2006.01); G06F 1/16 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 1/1632 (2013.01) 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A dock for an electronic device, comprising:
a base body, having a recess for accommodating an insertion portion of the electronic device;
a first linking member, pivoted about a first axis at the base body, wherein the first linking member has a leaning portion and an ejecting portion respectively located at two sides of the first axis, and the first linking member pivots about the first axis between a first position and a second position, when the first linking member locates at the first position, the leaning portion protrudes to an inside of the recess, and when the insertion portion of the electronic device enters the recess, the insertion portion leans on the leaning portion and drives the first linking member to pivot from the first position to the second position;
a plurality of first conductive contacts, disposed on the ejecting portion of the first linking member, wherein when the first linking member pivots to the second position, the first conductive contacts move with the ejecting portion from inside the base body to the second position and contact a plurality of second conductive contacts on the insertion portion correspondingly;
a first elastic member, disposed between the first linking member and the base body and stores a first elastic potential energy when the first linking member is in process of moving from the first position to the second position; and
a second linking member, disposed inside the base body and moves between a lock position and an unlock position, wherein the second linking member in the lock position locates on a moving path of the first linking member in order to prevent the first linking member from returning to the first position from the second position, and when the second linking member moves to the unlock position, the second linking member departs from the moving path of the first linking member in order to release the first elastic potential energy stored by the first elastic member for driving the first linking member to return to the first position.