WO2017065817A1 - Improved television wall mounts - Google Patents

Improved television wall mounts

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WO2017065817A1
WO2017065817A1 PCT/US2016/012161 US2016012161W WO2017065817A1 WO 2017065817 A1 WO2017065817 A1 WO 2017065817A1 US 2016012161 W US2016012161 W US 2016012161W WO 2017065817 A1 WO2017065817 A1 WO 2017065817A1
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wall
mounts
television
tilt
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PCT/US2016/012161
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French (fr)
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Maria CABRERA
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Sumar International Inc.
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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 OR OTHER MACHINES OR APPARATUS NOT SPECIFIC TO AN ENGINE, MACHINE, OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS OR 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
    • 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 OR OTHER MACHINES OR APPARATUS NOT SPECIFIC TO AN ENGINE, MACHINE, OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS OR SUPPORTS
    • F16M11/00Stands or trestles as supports for apparatus or articles placed thereon Stands for scientific apparatus such as gravitational force meters
    • F16M11/02Heads
    • 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 OR OTHER MACHINES OR APPARATUS NOT SPECIFIC TO AN ENGINE, MACHINE, OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS OR SUPPORTS
    • F16M11/00Stands or trestles as supports for apparatus or articles placed thereon Stands for scientific apparatus such as gravitational force meters
    • F16M11/02Heads
    • F16M11/16Details concerning attachment of head-supporting legs, with or without actuation of locking members thereof

Abstract

A television mount system. Two removably attached wall mounts are mounted to wall studs. Two attachment brackets are removably attached to the wall mounts and may be slid along the wall mounts for precise horizontal positioning. The two brackets are each connected to the the television set. The wall mounts may be positioned as appropriate to properly connect to the wall studs and properly connect to the television set. In a preferred embodiment, the tilt angle of the television set may be adjusted as desired. In a preferred embodiment, the type of tilt may be adjusted as desired (fixed tilt, articulating tilt, full motion tilt).

Description

IMPROVED TELEVISION WALL MOUNTS

The present invention relates to television support devices, and in particular, to wall mounts for televisions sets.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

It was once popular to mount television sets into shelving of an entertainment center. Or to place a television set onto a stand in the corner the side of a room. In recent years television sets have become lighter, larger and thinner. Therefore, in recent years more consumers are opting to mount their television sets onto a wall. This is attractive to the user. It is efficient and saves room space. TV set mounts are known, but can be difficult and cumbersome to work with. It can be challenging to correctly fit the mounts with the wall studs as well as correctly fit with the television set.

Currently there are 3 or 4 kinds of wall mounts which most manufacturers are producing: fixed, tilt, and articulating (or called full motion). Also, prior art mounts come in a variety of sizes depending upon the size of the television set. For example, there are four different sizes to fit for the different sizes: small, medium, large and extra-large.

What is needed is an improved wall television mount.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention provides a television mount system. Two removably attached wall mounts are mounted to wall studs. Two attachment brackets are removably attached to the wall mounts and may be slid along the wall mounts for precise horizontal positioning. The two brackets are each connected to the the television set. The wall mounts may be positioned as appropriate to properly connect to the wall studs and properly connect to the television set. In a preferred embodiment, the tilt angle of the television set may be adjusted as desired. In a preferred embodiment, the type of tilt may be adjusted as desired (fixed tilt, articulating tilt, full motion tilt). BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIGS. 1 and 2 show a preferred mount.

FIG. 3 shows wall mounts being connected to wall studs.

FIG. 4 shows wall mounts mounted on a wall.

FIG. 5 shows preferred brackets and attachment bars.

FIG. 6 shows a television set almost mounted to a wall mount.

FIG. 7 shows a television set mounted to the wall mount.

FIG. 8 shows wall studs separated by 24 inches.

FIG. 9 shows a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIGS. 10 - 16 show a method for using a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 17 shows mounts attached to a concrete wall.

FIG. 18 shows a preferred bracket and tilt bar.

FIG. 19 shows a preferred bracket.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS FIG. 1 shows a perspective view of preferred television mount 100 and FIG. 2 shows a top view of preferred television mount 100. Mount 100 will fit TV Sizes 26" - 65". The sturdy TV mounts 100 are made to easily adjust the tilting up to 12 degrees for desired viewing. Designed with super slim profile it will align perfectly to the wall with only 2" of distance between the TV set and the wall.

Mount 100 provides flexibility if moving from one screen size to another. To mount a TV, two mounts 100 are utilized side-by-side. Because the two ends of each mount 100 are not mechanically linked the horizontal dimension can be almost any size that is needed, whereas the vertical direction is only limited by the two attachment brackets 58 that are screwed directly to the TV.

Mount 100 has its own set of benefits for manufacturers and distributers, such as less cost, smaller size, less packaging and less transport and warehouse costs. Installing Mounts 100 onto a Wall

FIG. 3 shows the procedure for installing mounts 100 onto a wall. In FIG. 3 the user has utilized map 102 to align mounts 100 with studs 106 (separated by 16 inches). According, the user will now be able to securely mount mounts 100 onto wall 104. There are multiple holes 108, which allows the user great flexibility in horizontally positioning mounts 100 at the appropriate distance for the TV set.

FIG. 4 shows two mounts 100 mounted at the desired horizontal position on wall 104 and ready to receive bars 55.

Attaching Tilt Bars to TV

In FIG. 5 the user has attached brackets 58 to TV 60. Spring loaded tilt bars 55 are attached to brackets 58 (see also FIG. 18). Spring loaded tilt bars 55 are capable of tilting the TV from 0 - 12 degrees for desired viewing. In FIG. 6 the user is getting ready to mount one of the bars 55 onto mount 100. In FIG. 7 the user has mounted bar 55 onto mount 100.

Tilt Angle Flexibility

In a preferred embodiment, the tilt angle of the television set may be adjusted as desired. Also, the type of tilt may be adjusted as desired. It may vary between no tilt at all to a variety of tilt type choices. Even though the above embodiments discuss usage of tilt bars 55, other types of tilt mechanisms may be used (fixed function, articulating function or full motion function). No matter the choice of tilt function, mounts 100 may be utilized to easily connect the television set to the wall studs of the wall. Because wall mounts 100 are separated into two mounts, the horizontal separation distance is extremely flexible to fit a variety of stud separation distances and a variety of television sizes.

FIG. 18 shows a more detailed view of attachment bracket 58 and tilt bar 55. Upper track 97 and lower track 98 of mount 100 receives sliding slots 136 and 137 of tilt bar 55. The horizontal positioning of tilt bars 55 along mounts 100 can be adjusted by sliding tilt bars 55 along upper tracks 97 and lower tracks 98 of mounts 100. This provides for a sliding horizontal attachment of the television set to mounts 100. Other Embodiments

FIG. 9 shows mounts 100b aligned for connection to wall studs 106 separated by a distance of 16 inches. In the preferred embodiment shown in FIG. 9 mounts 100b include eight holes 108 each. These holes align with holes 135 on map 102b, as shown. Map 102b and mounts 100b are suited well for wall studs separated by 16 inches or 24 inches. However, mounts 100b are also very effective on wall studs separated a variety of distances, similar to wall mounts 100 as described above.

Example of Utilization of Mounts

In FIG. 10 the user has placed map 102b over drywall 193. Studs 106 are behind drywall 193 are separated by 16 inches. The user utilizes map 102b to serve as a guide to mark the position for drilling holes 158 through drywall 193 and into studs 106.

In FIG. 11, the user has placed mounts 100b over map 102b. Holes 108 on each mount have been aligned with previously drilled holes 158.

In FIG. 12 screws 168 have been screwed through mounts 100b and into holes 158 to rigidly attach mounts 100b to the wall.

In FIGS. 13 and 14, the user has attached brackets 58b to a television set (not shown) utilizing upper attachment holes 143 and lower attachment slots 144. The user has then slid brackets 58b onto mounts 100b, as shown. Each mount 100b includes an upper track 97 and lower track 98 that each extend outward from the surface of the wall. Upper track 97 and lower track 98 receive sliding slots 136 and 137 of brackets 58b (see also FIG. 19). After being attached to mounts 100b, brackets 58b can be slid so that they are horizontally positionable in a manner desired by the user. For example, in FIGS. 15 and 16 the user has slid brackets 58b slightly to the left along mounts 100b. While the present invention has been described in terms of preferred embodiments, the reader should consider these described embodiments only as particular embodiments. Many other embodiments are possible. For example, it is also possible to use map 102 to attach mounts 100 to a wall with studs that are separated by a variety of distances. In FIG. 8, the user is attached mounts 100 to wall 150 having studs separated by 24 inches. Map 102 provides the correct alignment for the user so he knows where to drill the holes for correctly mounting mounts 100. Also, it should be noted that it is possible to utilize mounts 100 and 100b with a variety of wall types. For example, FIG. 17 shows wall mounts 100b being utilized for concrete wall 372. Therefore, the reader should determine the scope of the present invention by the claims and their legal equivalents.

Claims

What is Claimed is:
1) A television mount system, comprising:
A. two removably attachable wall mounts, and
B. two attachment brackets, each removably and slidingly attached to said wall mounts, and each attachable to said television set,
wherein said wall mounts may be horizontally positioned as appropriate to properly connect to wall studs and properly connect to said television set.
2) The television mount system as in Claim 1, wherein said each said wall mount comprises:
A. an upper track, and
B. a lower track.
3) The television mount system as in Claim 2 wherein each said attachment bracket comprises:
A. an upper sliding slot for engaging said upper track, and
B. a lower sliding slot for engaging said lower track.
4) The television mounting system as in Claim 1, further comprising a mounting map positionable between the mounting wall and between said removably attachable wall mounts.
5) The television mounting system as in Claim 4, comprises mounting holes representing the horizontal distance between said wall studs.
6) The television mounting system as in Claim 1, further comprising two tilt bars positioned between said two removably attachable wall mounts and said wall mounts, wherein each of said two removably attachable wall mounts is pivotally attached to a said tilt bar and wherein each said tilt bar is removably and slidingly attachable to said wall mounts.
7) The television mounting system as in Claim 6, wherein each said tilt bar comprises:
A. an upper sliding slot for engaging said upper track, and
B. a lower sliding slot for engaging said lower track.
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