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Pivot Mechanism for Display Tablets

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108064D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 4 page(s) / 107K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Finkeldie, EB: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Described is a pivot mechanism that permits installation, adjustment and operation of a display tablet from any wall, ceiling, angled surface or countertop.

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Pivot Mechanism for Display Tablets

       Described is a pivot mechanism that permits installation,
adjustment and operation of a display tablet from any wall, ceiling,
angled surface or countertop.

      In prior art, display tablets, as used in point-of-sale (POS)
equipment, were required only to sustain a vertical load, or weight,
and had a minimal tilt adjustment for limited installation positions.
The concept described herein improves and expands on the prior art by
permitting the installation and full operation of the display tablet
from any wall, ceiling, angled surface or countertop utilizing a
pivot mechanism.  The load forces involved are then analyzed.

      Fig. 1a shows the front view of display tablet cover 10.  Figs.
1b and 1c show the top view and side view, respectively.  A contoured
lip, as shown in Fig. 1c, is used to mount pivot mechanism parts to a
pedestal.

      Fig. 2a is an exploded view of the side view shown in Fig. 1c.
Fig. 2b shows pivot mechanism parts 11, 13, 14 and 15 which are
assembled on top of the contoured lip.  Fig. 2c shows pedestal 12
which is assembled at the bottom of the contoured lip.  The pivot
mechanism parts (Fig. 2b) consist of pad 11, two compression springs
13, two shoulder screws 14 and two washers 15.  Shoulder screws 14
project through compression springs 13, washers 15, through the holes
in pad 11 and the elongated holes of the contoured lip so as to screw
into holes provided in pedestal 12 (Fig. 2c).  When assembled,
pedestal 12 is positioned at the bottom of the contoured lip.

      Pad 11 is typically m...