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Compact Ergonomic Computer Stand with Motorized Adjustment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004426D
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 5K

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Abstract

The present invention is a compact table assembly designed for use in combination with an adjustable scissor jack assembly. The result is an economically constructed, compact, adjustable computer monitor stand.

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Compact Ergonomic Computer Stand with Motorized Adjustment

Computer monitors are used in many different environments and it is sometimes difficult to find a table or stand for supporting the monitor at a selected elevation. Most monitor desks or computer desks or tables are of such size that a small workspace has insufficient room to accommodate the commercially available monitor stand. However, a prior art monitor stand that indeed occupies very little space and is adjustable to various heights is shown below in Figure 1.

Figure 1 shows a prior art selectable height computer monitor stand that includes a keyboard support and right and left hand mouse pads. The stand is formed by one or more rectangular rigid spacers (Figure 1A) underlying a top (Figure 1B) secured to at least one of the spacers by bolts extending through lateral edges of the top and respective end portions of a clamp plate laterally projecting through one of the spacers (Figures 1C, 1D, 1E). A coarse height adjustment is possible by inserting or removing additional spacers under the primary monitor stand. However, the prior art computer stand shown above is limited as there is no fine height adjustment.

Most commercially available stands for supporting a computer workstation are designed as standalone floor models and may or may not have a height adjustment. However, floor model type computer stands are too large to fit in small areas such as on an existing desktop or in any other confined space. What is needed is a small, height adjustable computer stand capable to accommodate a monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

The present invention is a compact table assembly designed for use in combination with an adjustable scissor jack assembly. The result is an economically constructed, compact, adjustable computer monitor stand as shown in Figure 2 below.

With continuing reference to Figure 2 above, the computer stand of the present invention includes a table assembly 100 and a mechanical assembly 200.

Table assembly 100 includes a table support 110, a keyboard tray 120, and a tabletop 130, arranged as shown in Figure 2. Table support 110, keyboard tray 120, and tabletop 130 are constructed of wood or any suitably strong and rigid material. Table support 110 is secured to tabletop 130 using conventional methods such as nailing, screwing or gluing. The left and right sides of keyboard tray 120 are attached to the inner walls of table support 110 using conventional hardware that allows keyboard tray 120 to slide freely in and out of the table support opening.

Tabletop 130 is suitably large to accommodate a computer monitor and a mouse pad on either the left or right side.

Mechanical assembly 200 includes a scissor jack assembly 210, a AC motor 220, a battery pack 230, a tilt assembly 240, and a tilt adjust knob 250. Scissor jack assembly 210 is a conventional scissor jack apparatus having a h...