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Method for Attaching a Camera to a Portable Computer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000114928D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 71K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Alexander, J: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Described is the attachment of a camera to a portable computer by means of a bracket assembly, which can be adjusted to vary the angle at which the camera is attached.

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Method for Attaching a Camera to a Portable Computer

      Described is the attachment of a camera to a portable computer
by means of a bracket assembly, which can be adjusted to vary the
angle at which the camera is attached.

      Fig. 1 is an end elevational view of a tablet computer 10
having a display screen (not shown) on an upper surface 12, upon
which information may be entered by writing with a stylus (not
shown).  A digital camera 14, mounted at a corner of tablet computer
10 by means of an adjustable bracket assembly 16, includes a lens 18
and various controls (not shown).  Adjustable bracket assembly 16
includes a camera mounting stud 20 and a mounting plate 22, which is
attached to computer 10.  Camera mounting stud 20 is pivotally
mounted at an axis 24, allowing camera 14 to be moved between the
horizontal position, in which it is shown, and a vertical position
indicated by phantom lines 26.  A locking knob 28 is used to stop the
pivoting motion of stud 20 at any angle, so that camera 14 is held in
place.

      Fig. 2 is a partial cross-sectional elevation through a
clamping mechanism 30 used to attach mounting plate 22 to computer 10
in an easily removable manner.  The case 32 of computer 10 includes a
tubular portion 34 extending from one side to the other for the
storage of the stylus (not shown) used to enter information into the
computer by writing.  A cylindrical plug 36, attached to a mounting
channel 38, fits tightly into an end of...