Flexible supporting device

Application Number: 00102960
Application Date: 2000.03.10
Publication Number: 1266955
Publication Date: 2000.09.20
Priority Information: 1999/3/10 JP 63008/1999
International: F16F1/38
Applicant(s) Name: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Inventor(s) Name: Akiyoshi Yuji
Patent Agency Code: 11021
Patent Agent: jiang lilou
Abstract The device (29) is for absorbing linear movement between a transverse base having a support mounting flange (21b) and a drive base (10) having a support stud (11). The device comprises a fitting part (29c) disposed between two hollow flexible support parts (29a, 29b) for fitting to the support mounting flange (21b) and a fitting part (29d) formed integrally to the support part (29b) which engages the end (11d) of the stud (11). A movement limiting part (29f) is formed integrally to the fitting part (29d) and thus prevents it from being detached when the device is subjected to an upward displacement. The embodiment disclosed is for the mounting of a drive chassis of an optical disc drive on a drive base and includes protrusions (29e) which provide smoother circular vertical movement of the mounting flange (21b).