FR2930214A1 - Removable electronic game console e.g. portable working computer, for use with e.g. central rear seat of car, has casing folded on support, independent of screen for closing console by covering CPU, where casing is articulated on support - Google Patents

Removable electronic game console e.g. portable working computer, for use with e.g. central rear seat of car, has casing folded on support, independent of screen for closing console by covering CPU, where casing is articulated on support Download PDF

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FR2930214A1
FR2930214A1 FR0852550A FR0852550A FR2930214A1 FR 2930214 A1 FR2930214 A1 FR 2930214A1 FR 0852550 A FR0852550 A FR 0852550A FR 0852550 A FR0852550 A FR 0852550A FR 2930214 A1 FR2930214 A1 FR 2930214A1
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Patrice Bruno Verguet
Mathieu Thomas
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B60R11/00Arrangements for holding or mounting articles, not otherwise provided for
    • B60R11/02Arrangements for holding or mounting articles, not otherwise provided for for radio sets, television sets, telephones, or the like; Arrangement of controls thereof
    • B60R11/0229Arrangements for holding or mounting articles, not otherwise provided for for radio sets, television sets, telephones, or the like; Arrangement of controls thereof for displays, e.g. cathodic tubes
    • B60R11/0235Arrangements for holding or mounting articles, not otherwise provided for for radio sets, television sets, telephones, or the like; Arrangement of controls thereof for displays, e.g. cathodic tubes of flat type, e.g. LCD
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B60R11/00Arrangements for holding or mounting articles, not otherwise provided for
    • B60R11/02Arrangements for holding or mounting articles, not otherwise provided for for radio sets, television sets, telephones, or the like; Arrangement of controls thereof
    • B60R11/0211Arrangements for holding or mounting articles, not otherwise provided for for radio sets, television sets, telephones, or the like; Arrangement of controls thereof for record carriers apparatus, e.g. video recorders, tape players or CD players
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B60R11/00Arrangements for holding or mounting articles, not otherwise provided for
    • B60R2011/0001Arrangements for holding or mounting articles, not otherwise provided for characterised by position
    • B60R2011/0003Arrangements for holding or mounting articles, not otherwise provided for characterised by position inside the vehicle
    • B60R2011/0012Seats or parts thereof
    • B60R2011/0015Back-rests

Abstract

The invention relates to a removable electronic console for a motor vehicle, comprising: a support (1) intended to be arranged against a backrest (6) of a motor vehicle seat; an electronic central unit (5) resting on the support (1); a display (2) folding display against the support (1); a housing (3) articulated on the support (1), and foldable on the support (1) independently of the screen (2), to close the console by covering the central unit (5) and the screen (2) .

Description

The invention relates to the field of removable electronic consoles for a motor vehicle, for example electronic gaming consoles. The electronic console can be integrated in a row of seats, including the row of rear seats, for example of tier two or tier three. The electronic console can also be for example a work computer. According to a first prior art, for example described in the US patent application US 2004/0085485, there is known a removable gaming console for a motor vehicle. A disadvantage of this first prior art is not to provide a guard, which makes the screen, as is otherwise the rest of the console, more vulnerable in the position of non-use in the motor vehicle and during transport outside the motor vehicle. According to a second prior art, for example described in the US patent application US 2005/0105254, there is known a removable games console for a motor vehicle. A disadvantage of this second prior art is to make the console relatively bulky in the use position, because the screen being secured to the lid, it can not close the lid without folding the screen so as to make it invisible 25 by the passengers and therefore unusable. Once attached to the back of a seatback, this console unnecessarily takes up space on the rear legs of the passengers wanting to use the console, because the layout of the screen involves using the console with a backrest position record 30 of the seat to which it is attached. The invention proposes a console both well protected from external aggressions and less cumbersome, particularly in position of use in the motor vehicle. For this, the invention provides a specific arrangement of the main components of the console, which are the support, the electronic central unit, the screen, and the closure housing. According to the invention, there is provided a removable electronic console for a motor vehicle, comprising: a support intended to be arranged against a motor vehicle seat back; an electronic central unit resting on the support; a folding display screen against the support; a housing articulated on the support, and foldable on the support io independently of the screen, to close the console by covering the central unit and the screen. When the console is arranged against a seat back, the screen layout and the arrangement of the housing, particularly with respect to the screen, allow use of the console with the backrest is folded on the seat cushion, which makes the console noticeably less bulky than in the case where the record must remain raised because in the latter case, the available space for the legs of the passengers is singularly reduced. Preferably, the support is plane, and the screen as the electronic central unit 20 rest on the same support at the same level. Thus, the console is generally flatter. The console is also larger, but it is not very embarrassing. Since the console is intended to come against the back of a seat back, it is better that it is flatter and wider than thicker and more compact. Preferably, the support comprises a base of electrical connections and the electronic central unit is removable and plug in the base. The fact that the console is removable from the motor vehicle allows it to be used elsewhere than in the motor vehicle, for example in a home. But the fact that the electronic central unit is removable relative to the console, allows to use it elsewhere than in the motor vehicle, for example in a home, with another screen larger than that of the console which is necessarily relatively small size to be integrated in a motor vehicle, for example with a living room TV screen. Thus, the electronic central unit can be used outside the motor vehicle, for example in housing, in conditions also optimized for said use in housing. The base of electrical connections preferably also includes a ventilation system for effectively cooling the electronic central unit. Advantageously, the electronic central unit is plugged into the base in a direction parallel to the medium plane of the support, which is the plane of the support when it is flat. The overall shape of the console can be flatter even if it is more extensive. This general shape is more advantageous for the location in the motor vehicle that is contemplated by the invention, namely against the back of a seat back. Preferably, the surface of the support opposite to that intended to be arranged against a motor vehicle seat back comprises sliding rails facilitating the sliding of the electronic central unit on the support when the electronic central unit is plugged into pedestal. These rails facilitate the plugging and unplugging of the electronic central unit into its base and are all the more appreciable that, in the case of plugging in a direction parallel to the medium plane of the support, that is to say ie at its plane when the support is flat, the weight of the electronic central unit is of no help to overcome the friction that may exist between CPU and support during the plugging. Preferably, the support comprises a locking lug which on the one hand is retractable into the support when the electronic central unit presses on it and, on the other hand, is able to automatically come out when the electronic central unit is correctly plugged into the base so as to then maintain the electronic central unit plugged into the base. Not only does this lug help to maintain the electronic central unit in its base, but it also acts as a witness of a correct electrical connection of the electronic central unit to its base of electrical connections. Its retractable appearance allows it to have a minimum footprint, the folding screen against the support can even come against him when the console is tidy and closed, resulting in increased compactness of the console in the stored and closed position. Preferably, the screen is deployable away from the support. Thus, when the console will be placed on the seat back folded on the seat, passengers sitting on the seats of the same row will be able to view the screen and the information that will be displayed without difficulty and without the need to contort excessively . Advantageously, the support comprises an unlocking button for deploying the screen. Thus inadvertent deployment of the screen can be avoided, such deployment could cause unwanted shocks to the screen resulting in hardware degradation of this screen, which is not desirable. Preferably, the console comprises a single connection physically connected to the motor vehicle, which is the power supply connection of the console. Thanks to the presence of the base of electrical connections, all the desired wired links are established. All that remains is the power supply and one or more possible radio communication links between the electronic central unit and the rest of the motor vehicle, in order to allow, for example, an internet connection or an e-mail communication. This single physical connection makes the console according to the invention extremely simple and convenient installation in the vehicle and also to uninstall to be extracted from the vehicle, which is very interesting for a removable console. Advantageously, the power supply connection is adapted to be connected to the cigarette lighter of the motor vehicle. The console according to the invention being preferably installed in the rear central seat, it is not far to reach the cigarette lighter disposed in front of the front console located between the front seats. Thus, the length of the power supply connection can be chosen relatively small. Preferably, the plane support is rectangular, the screen is located at one of the short sides of the rectangle, and the hinge of the housing is located at the other of the small sides of the rectangle. Thus, during deployment of the console, while the screen unfolds forward, the housing can either close the console, resulting in a minimum footprint, or be raised to the back to fill the empty space left by lowering the file. The console can thus perfectly take the place of a large central armrest and therefore do not encroach very little or not at all on the space available for the rear side passengers. Advantageously, the base is located between the hinge of the housing and the electronic central unit. Thus, once the screen 25 is deployed, the electronic central unit can be easily plugged and unplugged, without having to raise the housing too far away from the support. Preferably, at the edge of the support located on the side of the screen, there is at least one socket remote from the base, the connection between said remote socket and said base running inside the support. Thus, in the case of a game console, a control lever can be connected very easily by a passenger remaining in a sitting position. It may be another device as a mouse in the case of a working computer. Preferably, at the edge of the support located on the side of the screen, there is an on-off switch of the electronic central unit, the connection between said switch and said base running inside the support. In the same way as before, this switch is very easily accessible even for a passenger in a sitting position and can then be easily manipulated. Preferably, the console is removable and adapted to be attached to a motor vehicle seat and preferably adapted to be attached against the back of a motor vehicle seat. It is for this type of electronic console, that the arrangement according to the invention of the main components of said console, is particularly suitable and particularly interesting. A motor vehicle is preferably a car, but it could be a bus, a plane or even a boat. The rear and front directions are, unless otherwise stated, the rear directions 20 and front as well of the seats as the motor vehicle itself.

The invention will now be described in more detail with the aid of the following figures, given by way of illustrative and nonlimiting examples, in which is represented an exemplary embodiment of an electronic console according to the invention, the the console being shown attached to a rear seat row center seat in other figures: FIG. 1 shows a view, from above and between front and side, of an embodiment of an electronic console according to the invention disposed horizontally, the open housing, the electronic central unit removed and the screen deployed; - Figure 2 shows a view, front and a little top, of an embodiment of an electronic console according to the invention disposed horizontally, the open housing, the electronic central unit removed and the deployed screen; - Figure 3 shows another view, front and a little top, of an embodiment of an electronic console according to the invention arranged horizontally, the open housing, the electronic central unit removed and the screen deployed ; FIG. 4 represents a view, intermediate between back and side and a little above, of an exemplary embodiment of an electronic console according to the invention arranged horizontally, the housing open, the electronic central unit removed; and the screen deployed; FIG. 5 represents a view, in profile and slightly above, of an exemplary embodiment of an electronic console according to the invention arranged horizontally, with the housing open, the electronic central unit removed and the screen deployed. ; FIG. 6 is a view, from above, of an exemplary embodiment of an electronic console according to the invention arranged horizontally, the housing open, the electronic central unit removed and the screen unfolded; - Figure 7 shows a view, from above, of an embodiment of an electronic console according to the invention disposed horizontally, the open housing, the electronic central unit removed and the folded screen; FIG. 8 represents a view, from above and between the front and the side, of an exemplary embodiment of an electronic console according to the invention arranged horizontally, the open housing, the electronic central unit removed and the folded screen; FIG. 9 represents a view, from above and between the front and the side, of an exemplary embodiment of an electronic console according to the invention arranged horizontally, the open housing, the electronic central unit plugged in and the unfolded screen; - Figure 10 shows a top view of an embodiment of an electronic console according to the invention disposed horizontally, the open housing, the electronic central unit plugged and the folded screen; FIG. 11 represents a view, from above and between the front and the side, of an exemplary embodiment of an electronic console according to the invention arranged horizontally, the open housing, the electronic central unit plugged in and the folded screen; - Figure 12 shows a side view of an exemplary embodiment of an electronic console according to the invention arranged vertically, the closed housing, the folded screen; FIG. 13 represents a view, in profile and slightly above, of an exemplary embodiment of an electronic console according to the invention arranged horizontally and placed on the folded seat back on the seat cushion, the crankcase closed, screen folded; FIG. 14 represents a view, in profile and slightly above, of an exemplary embodiment of an electronic console according to the invention arranged horizontally and placed on the folded seat back on the seat cushion, the open casing, the electronic central unit plugged in and the screen 25 deployed; FIG. 15 represents a view, in profile and slightly above, of an exemplary embodiment of an electronic console according to the invention arranged vertically and placed against the raised seat back, the open housing, the unit 30; electronic control unit plugged in and the screen deployed.

The set of figures represents an exemplary embodiment of an electronic console according to the invention, arranged in various positions. Its main components, the housing, the screen and the central unit are arranged in various positions, the console being shown alone or attached to a central rear seat of a motor vehicle. Other elements, such as in the case of a game console, for example joysticks and sound headsets communicating by radio with the electronic console, or as in the case of a laptop, by a mouse or a loudspeaker, are not shown for the sake of simplicity. The electronic console shown in all of the figures is a game console whose electronic central unit is for example an X-box (registered trademark). The different elements bear the same reference on all the figures where they appear. The electronic console, like all its main components, the housing, is the screen and the electronic central unit, are accessible by the two rear passengers left, left and right, who can remain in a sitting position on their respective seats to to access. Unless otherwise stated, for the sake of clarity of the following discussion, the various elements will be simplified. The electronic console will be more simply called console. The electronic central unit will be more simply called central unit. The display screen will be more simply called screen. The common support on which the central unit plugged into its base and the folded screen rest more simply called support. The closing and protection case of the console will be more simply called crankcase. The base of electrical connections will be more called socle. The seat back on which the console is attached will be more simply called the backrest, and this seat will be more simply called seat, the other seats of the same row being more simply called neighboring seats, the files of the neighboring seats being more simply called neighboring files. . The seat on which is folded the l0 folder to which the console is attached will be more simply called seat, the seats of the neighboring seats being more simply called adjacent seats. The headrest of the seat on which is attached the console will be more simply called headrest, the headrests of the neighboring seats being more simply called neighboring headrest. The power supply connection of the console to be connected to the cigarette lighter of the motor vehicle will be more simply called power supply. Reference 1 represents the support of the console. The support 1 has a flat surface 10 which is intended to receive the central unit 5 when it is plugged into its base 4 and the screen 2 when it is folded against the support 1. The support 1 is flat, it presents a small thickness, for example less than five centimeters. In the thickness of the support run electrical connections and is implanted a radio communication box, for example for wireless headsets for players. The flat surface 10 of the support 1 is preferably made of plastic. Reference 2 represents the screen. The screen 2 comprises a sensitive face 20 on which are displayed the information from the central unit 5 and to the user of the console. The screen 2 comprises a lower edge 21 which rests on the movable element which makes the screen 2 mobile with respect to the support 1. The screen 2 can be folded against the support 1, its sensitive surface 20 then resting against the The flat surface 10 of the support 1. The screen 2 can be deployed and be separated from the support 1. Between the folded and unfolded positions, there is an intermediate position where the screen 2 is unfolded, i.e. that its sensitive face 20 is substantially orthogonal to the flat surface 10 of the support 1 and that its lower edge 21 is located at the support 1, that is to say adjacent to the support 1. The screen 2 is rectangular, its width which is the length of its lower edge 21 and which here is the largest dimension of the screen 2, is substantially equal to but slightly less than the width of the support 1. The reference 3 represents the housing. The housing 3 is articulated on the support 1 by means of a hinge 30. This hinge 30 between housing and support is an axis of rotation. By rotating about this axis of rotation 30, the housing 3 closes the console covering the support 1. The inner volume of the housing 3 is delimited by a bottom 31 of the housing, surrounded by walls 33 of the housing stopping on edges 32 io of crankcase. The housing 3 comes to cover the edges of the support 1 through the edges 32 of the housing. The housing edge 32 located opposite the edge mounted on the hinge 30 between the housing and the support comprises a notch 320. On the outer surface of the bottom 31 of the housing, there are pockets 330 is optionally elastic in which various objects, such as video games discs, can be stored. The bottom 31 of the casing is shallower in its part farther from the hinge 30 between the casing and the support than in its part which is closer to the hinge 30, because at this point, 20 between the inner surface and the outer surface of the bottom 31 of housing, is a housing 34 of housing. The casing 3 is preferably made of plastic. The reference 4 represents the base and the reference 5 represents the central unit 5 which is intended to be plugged into the base 4. The base 4 is in the form of a housing having a base bottom 40 at the level of which there is a socket. power supply 41, signal sockets 42 and fans 43 whose function is to cool the central unit 5 which dissipates heat during its operation. The power plug 41 is intended to fit with a corresponding socket of the central unit 5, while the signal sockets 42 are intended to fit with corresponding sockets of the central unit 5. The base 4 is preferably plastic, with respect to its envelope, but not for plugs and fans. The reference 6 represents the back of a seat and the reference 7 represents the seat of this seat, while the reference 8 represents the headrest of this seat. The console is intended to be arranged against the rear 60 of the backrest 6. More specifically, it is the support 1 of the console which will be placed against the rear 60 of the backrest 6. The console, relatively flat, will be disposed vertically when the backrest 6 is raised and spaced from the seat 7, while it will be arranged horizontally when the folder 6 will be folded over the seat 7. The reference 11 represents sliding rails whose function is to facilitate the sliding of the central unit 5 1s when a user plugs into its base 4. These sliding rails 11 are in the form of overthickness exceeding the level of the flat surface 10 of the support 1, overthicknesses whose effect is to significantly reduce the contact area between the central unit 5 and the support 1 on the one hand. The sliding rails 11 are preferably made of metal. Reference 12 represents a locking pin. The locking pin 12 is disposed on the flat surface 10 of the support 1 and is retractable in the support 1. When a user 25 puts the central unit 5 in its base 4 and that for this it slips on the sliding rails 11 towards the base 40 of base, this central unit 5 presses on the locking pin 12 which under the effect of this pressure retracts into the thickness of the support 1. Once the central unit 5 30 plugged into its base 4, the CPU 5 no longer relies on the locking pin 12 which is sufficiently far from the bottom 40 of base. Then the locking pin 12 comes out of the support 1 and blocks the central unit 5 in the base 4 against the base 40 of the base, preventing this central unit 5 from coming out of the base 4. The locking pin 12 is positioned at a distance from the base bottom 40 which is slightly greater than the size of the central unit 5, so as to be able to stand out from the support 1 only when the central unit is well inserted into its base 4, which then guarantees a plug-in correct and therefore a properly established electrical connection between the central unit 5 and the base 4. The locking pin 12 is in the form of a hinged plate 12, its hinge pin being on the opposite side to the bottom 40 of the base, a resilient element of the spring type pushing it out of the support 1. The wafer 2 thus emerges from the support 1 and protrudes from the level of the flat surface 10, when nothing presses on the wafer 12. The reference 13 represents an unlock button. The unlocking button 13 is disposed in a recess on the flat surface 10 of the support 1 and is retracted into the support 1. When a user presses this unlocking button 13, he unlocks the movable member which carries the screen 2 and allows the deployment of this screen 2 which can then be removed from the support 1. The reference 14 represents the power supply which is the only electrical connection of the console to be physically connected, preferably on the cigarette lighter of the vehicle. The power supply 14 is a conductive cord, one end of which extends from the support 1 at the hinge 30 between the housing and the support, and the other end of which comprises a tip suitable for being connected to the cigarette lighter of a vehicle. automobile. The reference 15 represents protuberances intended to cooperate with cavities 36 which belong to the housing 3, to come and engage in these cavities 36 when the housing 3 is closed on the support 1 by applying a slight pressure at the end of the housing. race. For the engagement to be easy, or the cavities 36, for example the flexibility of the housing walls 33 at the edges 32 of the housing, or the protuberances 15, spring-mounted balls, have a certain elasticity. Thus, once the protuberances 15 in the cavities 36, the housing 3 in the closed position is held stationary against the support 1 and no longer vibrates against the support 1. The reference 16 represents remote outlets of the base 4 towards the end of the support 1 which is opposite the end of the support 1 carrying the hinge 30 between housing and support. The remote outlets 16 remain accessible from the outside even when the housing 3 is closed thanks to the notch 320 located in the edge 32 of the housing opposite the edge 32 of the housing mounted on the hinge 30 between housing and support. The remote outlets 16 are for example USB ports. The electrical connection between, on the one hand, each remote socket 16 and on the other hand, the base 4 is made by an electrical connection which travels in the thickness of the support 1. The reference 17 represents an on-off switch located in the vicinity of the sockets 16. The electrical connection between, on the one hand, the switch 17 and, on the other hand, the base 4 is made by an electrical connection which travels in the thickness of the support 1. The reference 18 represents a recess in which is guided in translation the movable element 22 which is in the form of a rail. The recess 18 is a little like the slider 25 of the slider 22. At the bottom of the recess 18 is disposed a locking system of the movable member 22 to lock it in translation against the bottom of the recess 18. This locking system, not visible in the figures, locks automatically as soon as the movable member 22 arrives against the bottom of the recess 18 and is unlocked by an action of the user pressing the unlocking button 13. recess 18 comprises a retaining system in the vicinity of its opening, also not visible, so as to retain the movable member 22 at the end of travel when the screen 2 is deployed and to prevent the movable member 22 does not come out completely. 18, which would have the effect of separating the screen 2 from the support 1. The reference 19 represents straps used to attach the console to the seat against the back of the backrest 6 of said seat. Straps 19 come to enclose the support bars of the headrest, while other straps 19 come to grip the pivot of the junction between the backrest 6 and the seat 7. The reference 22 represents the movable element which carries the screen 2, and which is in the form of a rail guided in translation in the recess 18 and which cooperates with the recess 18 in a system similar to a slide movable in a slide. This rail 22 can move between on the one hand a retracted position in the recess 18 of the support 1, is retracted position in which the screen 2 is deployed, that is to say separated from the support 1, and other from a position out of the recess 18 and the support 1, the output position in which the screen 2 is at the level of the support 1, that is to say that the lower edge 21 of the screen 2 adjoins the edge of support 1. Reference 23 represents a ball joint. The ball 23 gives three degrees of freedom in rotation of the screen 2 relative to the rail 22 which carries it. Thus, once the screen 2 deployed, that is to say spaced from the support 1, the rail 22 being out of the recess 18, this screen 2 can be oriented in a desired manner by a user 25 of the console for optimized visualization. The reference 24 represents a stop that includes the ball 23, virtually invisible in the figures. The stop 24 prevents the screen 2 from swinging downwards, that is to say, to put the sensitive surface 20 below its lower edge 21, by pivoting excessively around the patella 23. When the screen 2 is stopped by the stop 24, it makes an angle of about 45 degrees with the horizontal, when the support 1 is itself horizontal, and an angle of about 135 degrees with the rail 22.

The reference 25 represents a locking wheel of the ball 23 in a position chosen by the user. Thus, once the correct position of the screen 2 found, the user turns the lock wheel 25 and the screen 2 remains immobilized in the chosen position. Reference 35 represents the movable projections. The movable projections 35, one on each side of the housing 3, move between two positions, a retracted position in the housing housing 34 and an extended position in which these movable projections 35 protrude from the housing 3 and even the edges 32 of the housing, so as to be able to come to rest on the adjacent files of the backrest 6, when the file 6 is folded on the seat 7, the console attached to the back 60 of the backrest 6, and when the casing 3 is raised to close the door space created by the 1s folding of the folder 6. By relying on the folders adjacent the folder 6, the movable projections 35 can retain the housing 3 in the raised position and aligned with the neighboring files, when the housing 3 is subject to pressure exerted behind the row of rear seats, for example pressure from luggage contained in the trunk of the vehicle. The casing 3, thus retained substantially in the alignment of the neighboring files thanks to the movable projections 35 cooperating with the neighboring files, in case of pressure exerted from behind the row of rear seats, allows to avoid that luggage located in the trunk tend, when driving the vehicle, to invade the passenger compartment, especially during a brake stroke of the motor vehicle. The movable projections 35 here only retain the casing 3 by only resting on the neighboring files, 30 but they could also block the casing 3 by coming to live in housing units in the slices of neighboring files. The movable projections 35 move along their stroke between their retracted position and their deployed position under the action of a control wheel 350 which is disposed inside the housing 3 on the bottom 31 of the housing to be accessible from the housing. when the casing 3 is raised by the user; the control wheel 350 is even accessible from the same hand as that which has just raised the housing 3. The reference 36 represents cavities belonging to the housing 3 and intended to cooperate with protuberances 15 belonging to the support 1. The cavities 36 have already have been described in connection with the protuberances 15 of the support 1. The reference 37 represents ventilation grids. The walls 33 of the casing 3 comprise, as regards the side walls, each a ventilation grille 37. Thus, when the console is operating and the central unit 5 is heating, even as the casing 3 closes the console, the The heat generated by the central unit 5 is more easily evacuated outside the console thanks to the presence of the ventilation grids 37. The reference 38 represents a location on the edge 32 of the housing opposite the rim 32 of the housing mounted on the hinge 30 between housing and support, location at which should be a handle not shown in the figures. Reference 39 represents pads. The studs 39 which serve to maintain the console in equilibrium when it is placed on the floor in the manner of a bag, in a vertical position, are situated in the same plane which is that of a casing wall 33. wall both contiguous to the hinge 30 between housing and support and parallel to this hinge 30. In Figure 1, the housing 3 is raised and the movable projections 35 are deployed. The base 4 is empty. The screen 2, not visible, is therefore deployed. The locking pin 12 has emerged from the support 1. In FIG. 2, the casing 3 is always raised and the movable projections 35 protrude from the casing edges 32 towards the outside of the casing 3. The base bottom 40 has, from left to right, two signal sockets 42, two fans 43, and a power socket 41 connected to the power supply 14. The locking pin 12 has emerged from the support 1. The control wheel 350 is located in part central bottom 31 of crankcase. In Figure 3, the rail 22 is out of the recess 18. The screen 2 is deployed. The remote outlets 16 and the on-off switch 17 are accessible on the edge of the support 1, in the edge of the support 1.

In FIG. 4, the screen 2 is deployed, the locking wheel 25 being tightened so as to block the screen 2 in position in the orientation chosen by means of the ball joint 23. In FIG. 5, the screen 2 is deployed and the housing 3 is raised. In FIG. 6, the screen 2 is only unfolded, it is no longer folded against the flat surface 10 of the support 1, but it is not yet deployed while being separated from the support 1. The lower edge 21 of the screen 2 abuts the edge of the support 1 at which the remote sockets 16 and the switch 17 are located. In FIGS. 7 and 8, the screen 2 is folded against the support 1, with the sensitive surface 20 resting against the surface 10 of the support 1. In Figures 9 and 10, the central unit 5 is plugged into the base 4 and the locking pin 12 is removed from the support 1. In Figure 11, the screen 2 folded against the support 1 adjacent 25 the central unit 5 plugged into the base 4. The interior layout of the console in the stowed position reveals a good compactness of the console. In FIG. 12, the console is placed vertically like a suitcase, resting on the studs 39. Still a slight pressure on the casing 3 in the direction of the support 1, and the protuberances 15 will come snap into the cavities 36 which are not visible. because inside the housing 3, and the housing 3 will be closed on the support 1. The movable projections 35 are retracted into the housing 3.

In FIG. 13, the console stored with the casing 3 closed appears placed on the rear 60 of the backrest 6 itself folded on the seat 7, while in FIG. 14, the console deployed with the casing 3 open also appears. placed on the rear 60 of the backrest 6 itself folded on the seat 7. The movable projections 35 are retracted into the housing 3. In Figure 15, the console appears against the rear 60 of the folder 6 which is raised in vertical position. When the backrest 6 is in the vehicle, the console is then lo retracted in the trunk, hidden from the eyes of people outside the vehicle, thus more easily avoiding an attempted theft.

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  1. CLAIMS1) Removable electronic console for a motor vehicle, comprising: - a support (1) intended to be arranged against a backrest (6) of a motor vehicle seat; an electronic central unit (5) resting on the support (1); - a display (2) folding display against the support (1); a housing (3) articulated on the support (1), and foldable on the support (1) independently of the screen (2), to close the console by covering the central unit (5) and the screen ( 2).
  2. 2) Electronic console according to claim 1, characterized in that the support (1) comprises a base (4) of electrical connections and the central electronic unit (5) is removable and plug in the base (4).
  3. 3) Electronic console according to claim 2, characterized in that the electronic central unit (5) is plugged into the base (4) in a direction parallel to the middle plane (10) of the support (1).
  4. 4) Electronic console according to any one of claims 2 to 3, characterized in that the surface (10) of the support (1) opposite that intended to be arranged against a backrest (6) of a motor vehicle seat comprises sliding rails (11) facilitating the sliding of the electronic central unit (5) on the support (1) when the electronic central unit (5) is plugged into the base (4). 30
  5. 5) An electronic console according to any one of claims 2 to 4, characterized in that the support (1) 30comprend a lug (12) locking which on the one hand is retractable in the support (1) when the central unit electronics (5) presses and on the other hand is able to automatically come out when the electronic central unit (5) is correctly plugged into the base (4) so as to then maintain the electronic central unit (5) plugged into the base (4).
  6. 6) Electronic console according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the screen (2) is expandable away from the support (1).
  7. 7) Electronic console according to claim 6, characterized in that the support (1) comprises an unlocking button (13) for deploying the screen (2).
  8. 8) Electronic console according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the console comprises a single connection physically connected in the motor vehicle, which is the power supply connection (14) of the console.
  9. 9) electronic console according to claim 8, characterized in that the power supply connection (14) is adapted to be connected to the cigarette lighter of the motor vehicle.
  10. 10) electronic console according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the support (1) is plane.
  11. 11) An electronic console according to claim 10, characterized in that the support (1) plane is rectangular, the screen (2) is located at one of the short durectangle sides, the hinge (30) of the housing (3 ) is located on the other side of the short sides of the rectangle.
  12. 12) Electronic console according to claim 11, characterized in that the base (4) is located between the hinge (30) of the housing (3) and the electronic central unit (5).
  13. 13) Electronic console according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that, at the level of the edge of the support (1) situated on the side of the screen (2), there is at least one remote socket (16) of the base (4), the connection between said remote socket (16) and said base (4) running inside the support (1). 15
  14. 14) Electronic console according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that, at the edge of the support (1) located on the side of the screen (2), is a switch (17) off stop of the electronic central unit (5), the connection between said switch (17) and said base (4) running inside the support (1).
  15. 15) electronic console according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the console is removable and adapted to be attached to a motor vehicle seat 25.
  16. 16) electronic console according to claim 15, characterized in that the bracket is adapted to be attached against the backrest (6) of a motor vehicle seat. 30
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