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Terminal Pivot and Rotational Viewing Stand

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112647D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bowers, BC: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Described is a hardware implementation to provide a viewing stand that has pivot and rotational capabilities, as used to mount monitoring terminals. The stand is designed to enable a variety of different terminal types to be mounted and to enable viewing positions to be selected that require minimum force.

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Terminal Pivot and Rotational Viewing Stand

      Described is a hardware implementation to provide a viewing
stand that has pivot and rotational capabilities, as used to mount
monitoring terminals.  The stand is designed to enable a variety of
different terminal types to be mounted and to enable viewing
positions to be selected that require minimum force.

      Fig. 1a shows the side view of the pivot and rotational stand
housing, and Fig. 1b shows the side view of the terminal viewing
device.  Fig. 2a is an isometric view of the pivot and rotational
stand, and Fig. 2b shows an isometric view of the terminal viewing
device.

      Terminal 10 (Fig. 2b) is designed to fit into shaft pivot
cutout 11 of housing pivot retainer 12 (Fig. 2a).  Pivot shaft 13
(Fig. 1b) is inserted into housing pivot retainer 12 (Fig. 1a)
through shaft pivot cutout 11 (Fig. 2a) which allows easy attachment
and gives the viewing device a secure mounting and retention pivot.
Pivot shaft 13 (Fig. 1b) is held in place by pivot retainers 14 (Fig.
2a).  Friction wear surface pad 15 extends the leverage distance, or
pivot to wear surface, so that the friction and retention is
maximized.  The friction is a resultant of the spring pressure
applied by friction springs 16 as adjusted by wear-retention screws
17 upon wear pads 15 and friction wear surface 18 (Fig. 1b).
Rotation is provided through rotation ring and mounting 19 (Fig. 1a).