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Desktop Surface

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004633D
Publication Date: 2001-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 28K

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Abstract

The present invention is a portable desktop surface that clamps to any desk chair, or other surface, is adjustable (both in position and for either right or left handed users), and can be utilized for several purposes, including but not limited to a base for a mouse and mouse pad, note taking surface, or a base for your notebook computer. The desk assembly is designed to fold together for stowage when not in use and can be adjusted to several different positions.

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Desktop Surface

The present invention is a foldable and adjustable desktop surface that can be attached by clamp to any ordinary office desk chair, or other surface.

In today's work environment, many different types of communication tool are often utilized during the course of a business day, and sometimes several of them at once. A problem that can arise from this is the unavailability of needed workspace when working with these communication tools. For example, a person might have an L-shaped, or U-shaped desk with the phone on one end, a computer on the other, and the need to take notes on the current conversation. It is often difficult to stretch the cords connecting these devices and still find available workspace. What is needed is a portable work surface that can be adapted for whatever use arises.

The present invention is a portable desktop surface that clamps to any desk chair, or other surface, is adjustable (both in position and for either right or left handed users), and can be utilized for several purposes, including but not limited to a base for a mouse and mouse pad, note taking surface, or a base for your notebook computer. The desk assembly is designed to fold together for stowage when not in use and can be adjusted to several different positions.

Figure 1. Foldable and adjustable destop surface

Figure 1 shows the desktop surface 100 that can be connected to a desk chair or other surface by a spring hinged clamp 110. The desktop surface 100 and clamp 110 are connected by two rods 120 at three pivoting joints 130 (View A) which are tightened by wingnuts 140 (View A). This allows for adjustment of the desktop to numerous positions for use. View B shows the desktop in the stowed position.