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Tilt and Swivel Mechanism for Display Monitor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000043020D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Futatsugi, S: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a simple tilt and swivel mechanism for a display monitor, which consists of a base having a concave spherical upper surface and a support having a convex spherical lower surface which mates in the concave surface of the base to provide tilt and swivel for the display monitor. Base 1, only a portion of which is shown in Fig. 1, has a concave spherical upper surface 2. The surface 2 includes a recess 3 of a shape like a butterfly with its wings spread. The base 1 has a hole 4 for receiving a shaft. Support 10, only a portion of which is shown in Fig. 2, has a convex spherical lower surface 11 which mates in the base surface 2, as shown in Fig. 2B. Although not shown, the support 10 includes a rest portion on which a display monitor is placed.

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Tilt and Swivel Mechanism for Display Monitor

This article describes a simple tilt and swivel mechanism for a display monitor, which consists of a base having a concave spherical upper surface and a support having a convex spherical lower surface which mates in the concave surface of the base to provide tilt and swivel for the display monitor. Base 1, only a portion of which is shown in Fig. 1, has a concave spherical upper surface 2. The surface 2 includes a recess 3 of a shape like a butterfly with its wings spread. The base 1 has a hole 4 for receiving a shaft. Support 10, only a portion of which is shown in Fig. 2, has a convex spherical lower surface 11 which mates in the base surface 2, as shown in Fig. 2B. Although not shown, the support 10 includes a rest portion on which a display monitor is placed. The support 10 has a slot 12 of a predetermined length into which the shaft extending through the hole 4 is inserted. The shaft is shown in Fig. 2A by reference number 13. The support 10 also has two stoppers 14 projecting into the recess 3 of base 1. When the support 10 is swivelled, the stoppers 14 engage the edges of the recess 3 to restrict the swivel of the support 10 to the range of angle r1 . The slot 12 restricts the tilt of the support 10 to the range of angle r2 .

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