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DISPLAY SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031585D
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-29
Document File: 32 page(s) / 1M

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Abstract

A display system located between a pair of seats in a vehicle is disclosed. The display system includes a base, a display, and a pivot member that couples the display to the base. The display is moveable between a stowed position and a first deployed position and a second deployed position. The pivot member is moveable between a stowed position and a deployed position. When the display is in the first deployed position and the pivot member is in the stowed position, the display is accessible to occupants in the front seat. When the display is in the second deployed position and the pivot member is in its deployed position, the display is accessible to occupants in rear seats.

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DISPLAY SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE FIELD

         [0001] The present disclosure relates to a display system for a vehicle. The present disclosure further relates to an actuation and articulation apparatus for a video display system in a vehicle.

BACKGROUND

         [0002] It is generally known to provide for a video display system for use in a vehicle. Known arrangements for such display systems may provide a base and a display. Such video display systems may be configured to provide a movable display that (relative to the base) can be deployed to a use position. However, such known arrangements for display systems may present inconvenient or disadvantageous features in application or use, such as relative difficulty to use (e.g., effort and vigilance to stow or deploy the display), provide compact design, or the like. Also, such known arrangements may present inconvenient or undesirable movement during rapid acceleration or deceleration of the vehicle, which may cause damage to the display or other interior components.

         [0003] Accordingly, it would be advantageous to provide a display system for a vehicle with a compact design and a movable display. It would also be advantageous to provide a display system with a mechanism for moving the display relative to the base that is more convenient to use. It would further be advantageous to

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provide an actuation and articulation apparatus for a video display system in a vehicle. It would further be advantageous to provide an apparatus for a video display system in a vehicle that assists the movement of the display system between or to desired positions. It would further be advantageous to provide a video display system that is configured to control the velocity that the cover can be moved (e.g., stowed, deployed, raised, lowered, etc.). It would further be advantageous to provide an apparatus for a video display system in a vehicle that dampens or inhibits undesired movement of the display system between or to desired positions. It would be desirable to provide for a system for a vehicle having one or more of these or other advantageous features. To provide an inexpensive, reliable, and widely adaptable system for a vehicle that avoids the above-referenced and other problems would represent a significant advance in the art.

SUMMARY

         [0004] The present disclosure relates to a display system located between a pair of seats in a vehicle. The display system comprises a base, a display, and a pivot member that couples the display to the base. The display is moveable between a stowed position and a plurality of deployed positions. The pivot member is moveable between a stowed position and a deployed position. When the display is in the first deployed position and the pivot member is in the stowed position, the display is accessible to occupants in the front seat. When the display is in the second deployed

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position and the pivot member is in its deployed position, the display is accessi...