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Desk Pop-Up Monitor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038170D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gould, EL: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Improved security/utility for computer equipment is achieved by a desk design having just the computer monitor or all components of the computer become an integral part of the desk. A monitor is stored below the desk top and may be popped up for use. Similarly, other components of the computer requiring access may be stored in the desk and accessed readily for use, e.g. a keyboard may be mounted or stored in a desk drawer and a printer may be stored in a cavity similar to that used for the monitor. When the computer is not in use, there is a flat top working surface.

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Desk Pop-Up Monitor

Improved security/utility for computer equipment is achieved by a desk design having just the computer monitor or all components of the computer become an integral part of the desk. A monitor is stored below the desk top and may be popped up for use. Similarly, other components of the computer requiring access may be stored in the desk and accessed readily for use, e.g. a keyboard may be mounted or stored in a desk drawer and a printer may be stored in a cavity similar to that used for the monitor. When the computer is not in use, there is a flat top working surface.

Referring to the figure, a flat screen monitor 2, e.g., a liquid crystal monitor, is shown in an upright position ready for use in a standard office desktop 1. Plate 3 is raised to be flush with desktop 1 when monitor 2 is in the raised position, thus providing useful desk space in front of the monitor while the computer is being used. Storage of the monitor 2 is accomplished by folding the hinged monitor forward and pressing downward against spring pressure until the back plate 4 of monitor 2 locks in place flush with desktop 1. A key actuated release (not shown) allows the monitor to pop up and fold open. Other components of the computer system which are connected to the monitor are not shown but may be similarly stored in cavities within the desk top and popped up for access.

Desk drawer 5 may contain a keyboard which is removed and placed on desk top 1 for use. The keyboard ma...