US20050023423A1 - Desktop support for LCD - Google Patents

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US20050023423A1
US20050023423A1 US10/630,703 US63070303A US2005023423A1 US 20050023423 A1 US20050023423 A1 US 20050023423A1 US 63070303 A US63070303 A US 63070303A US 2005023423 A1 US2005023423 A1 US 2005023423A1
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
    • F16MFRAMES, CASINGS OR BEDS OF ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS; SUPPORTS
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    • F16M11/04Means for attachment of apparatus; Means allowing adjustment of the apparatus relatively to the stand
    • F16M11/06Means for attachment of apparatus; Means allowing adjustment of the apparatus relatively to the stand allowing pivoting
    • F16M11/10Means for attachment of apparatus; Means allowing adjustment of the apparatus relatively to the stand allowing pivoting around a horizontal axis
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
    • F16MFRAMES, CASINGS OR BEDS OF ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS; SUPPORTS
    • F16M13/00Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles; Means for steadying hand-held apparatus or articles
    • F16M13/02Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles; Means for steadying hand-held apparatus or articles for supporting on, or attaching to, an object, e.g. tree, gate, window-frame, cycle

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A desktop support for LCD mainly consists of a fixture module and an inclined support module. The fixture module is composed of two axles directly molded from the back of LCD and two sleeves on top of the base. The inclined support module consists of a rotary frame on the bottom back of LCD and a set of adjustable fixture at base bottom, against which the frame rod sits by gravity. Through this, the two axles of the fixture module are placed in the sleeves. Thus, LCD sits vertically against one side of the base by gravity and rotation. The frame rod can match the adjustable fixture to adjust the LCD angle. The axle, the frame and the adjustable fixture form a triangle support. After angle adjustment, LCD can still stand up firmly.

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    FIELD OF THE INVENTION
  • The invention is related to a desktop LCD support. Especially, it is a simple support frame with adjustable angle of elevation.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • For the current desktop LCD support, as in FIG. 1, it is composed of a connector 2′ attached to LCD back and a base 3′ on desk. At the connection of the connector 2′ and the base 3′, there is a connecting axle 21′ and a pivot module 4′ for connection, positioning and angle adjustment. The pivot module 4′ consists of two metal washers 41′ with a rubber gasket 42′ in between and an elastic gasket 43′ with a nut 44′ to lock at both ends of the connecting axle 21′. Such pivot module 4′ not only has many components, inconvenient for assembly, but also the shortcoming that after a long term of use for holding and positioning the pivot module 4′ will lose its angle adjustment function due to swinging and rotation. Its applicability is not practically satisfactory.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • The invention aimed at the practical need by LCD user to improve the traditional shortcoming. A desktop LCD support has been developed to meet industrial demand.
  • The main objective for the invention is to provide a desktop LCD support, which uses a simple frame module with easy assembly characteristics. The simple fixture module and simple inclined frame provide angle adjustment and firm positioning. Such a support with a frame and angle adjustment in an integrated structure can facilitate assembly, reduce manufacturing cost and increase product competitiveness.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • FIG. 1 is the illustration for the components of traditional desktop LCD support.
  • FIG. 2 is the illustration for the components of the desktop LCD support in the present invention.
  • FIG. 3 is the illustration for using thin computer as support base in the present invention.
  • FIG. 4 is the illustration for using molded plate as support base in the present invention.
  • FIG. 5 is the illustration for an example for the desktop LCD support assembled in the present invention.
  • FIG. 6 is the illustration for an example for the desktop LCD support adjusted for inclined angle in the present invention.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
  • Please refer to FIG. 2 and FIG. 3. The desktop LCD support mainly comprises a fixture module 2 and an inclined support module 3. The fixture module 2 consists of two axles 21 directly attached to LCD 1 back and two sleeves 22 on a base 4. The sleeve 22 has a curved opening on its top for the two axles 21 to match and rotate. At bottom, there is a 90-degree wedge 222. The inclined support module 3 consists of a rotary frame 31 on bottom back of the LCD 1 and an adjustable fixture 32 at the bottom of the base 4. The adjustable fixture 32 has a plural number of curved opening 321 on one side at equal distance in the longitudinal direction for the frame 31 to position.
  • Thus, in a practical example, the two sleeves 22 on top of the base 4 have the same distance and match with the two axles 21. The adjustable fixture 32 is at the bottom of the base 4 for the frame 31 to match against. This base 4 can be a common thin computer (refer to FIG. 3) or an integrated molded plate (refer to FIG. 4). In this way, the two axles 21 of the fixture module 2 on the back of LCD 1 match the sleeve 22 on top of the base 4 (as in FIG. 5). The LCD uses its own weight to rotate against one side of the base 1 and stands up vertically (refer to FIG. 3).
  • Further, at the two axles 21 on the LCD 1 back, there is a cavity that has an edge to match the rotation path in a curved surface 5 for the wedge 222. So when the LCD 1 leans against one side of the base 1, the curved surface 5 contacts against the wedge 222 at the bottom of the sleeve 22. This allows LCD 1 to stand up firmly (refer to FIG. 3). Thus, the two axles 21 of the fixture module 2 on the LCD 1 back do not take off and fit into the curved opening 321 on top of the sleeve 22. As a result, the LCD 1 can maintain its stability on the support.
  • Please refer to FIG. 6 for the angle adjustment for the LCD 1 in the present invention. The frame 31 fits into the curved opening 321 on top of the adjustable fixture 32 to achieve angle adjustment for LCD 1. The weight of LCD 1 makes itself lean against the base 4 in a steady state. It also uses the axle 21, the frame 31 and the adjustable fixture 32 to form a triangle frame. It also uses the curved surface 5 on LCD 1 back and the wedge 222 at the bottom of the sleeve 22 for blocking. After angle adjustment, the LCD 1 can stand up steadily and firmly. The inclined angle for LCD 1 can be adjusted by the number of curved opening 321 at equal distance on top of the adjustable fixture 32 and the shift of the frame 31.
  • From the above, the invention provides a desktop LCD support, which uses a simple fixture module to achieve simple assembly and disassembly and a simple inclined frame. Thus, it not only provides angle adjustment function and a secure positioning function. Compared with the traditional desktop LCD support, it has support frame and angle adjustment function with simple structure. The entire structure is simple, so it facilitates assembly with great reduction in manufacturing cost and increase in competitiveness.

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1. A desktop LCD support mainly comprises a fixture module and an inclined support module with features as follows:
the fixture module consists of two axles directly attached to LCD back and two sleeves on a base; the sleeve has a curved opening on its top for the two axles to match and rotate; at bottom, there is a 90-degree wedge;
the inclined support module consists of a rotary frame on bottom back of the LCD and an adjustable fixture at the bottom of the base; the adjustable fixture has a plural number of curved opening on one side at equal distance in the longitudinal direction for the frame to position; the frame uses LCD weight to fit into the curved opening;
through this, the two axles of the fixture module match the sleeve on top of the base. So the LCD uses its own weight to rotate against one side of the base and stands up vertically; the frame rod can match the curved opening on the adjustable fixture to adjust the LCD angle; the axle, the frame and the adjustable fixture form a triangle support; after angle adjustment, LCD can still stand up firmly.
2. As described in claim 1 for a desktop LCD support, the base can be a thin computer or an integrated molded plate.
3. As described in claim 1 for a desktop LCD support, the two sleeves on top of the base have the same distance and match with the two axles.
4. As described in claim 1 for a desktop LCD support, there is a cavity that has an edge to match the rotation path in a curved surface for the wedge; so when the LCD leans against one side of the base, the curved surface contacts against the wedge at the bottom of the sleeve to form a mechanism to prevent the axle from jumping up and provide a secure positioning effect.
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