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Supporting Legs for Laptop Computers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000030761D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Aug-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Aug-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 79K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a device, several foldable legs, which can be added on to a laptop. The legs extend the functionality and flexibility of the laptop. The legs can also improve the users' experience with laptops.

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Supporting Legs for Laptop Computers

Disclosed is a device, several foldable legs, which can be added on to the laptop. The legs extend the functionality and flexibility of the laptop. The legs can also improve the users' experience with laptops. For example, the legs help to freeup hands and release heat.

The benefit of the legs are the following. First, they extends the functionality of the laptops. For example, a laptop can be used as a "small table" or "small bench" with the legs. Users can also adjust the height of the laptop by adjusting the length of the legs. Second, The legs help to leave some room between the supporting base and the computer so that heat will not accumulate, which improves the users' comfort level and reduces the potential of damages to the computer. Third, the legs add a stable stand to the laptop computer and free people's body.

To implement the legs, the manufacturers of the laptop can add some joints and legs to the laptops. Diagram 1 shows an example of how the laptop computers looks like when the legs are expanded.

Diagram 1. Example of the legs expanded

To improve the portability of the laptop, the legs can be folded. Diagram 2 shows an example of how the laptop looks like when the legs are folded.

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The back of the laptop

 The blue area shows the folded legs

Red dots are the joints to connect the legs with the laptop

Diagram 2. Example of legs folded

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