CRT Tilt/Swivel Pedestal with Horizontal Translation
Original Publication Date: 1999-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
Point-of-sale (POS) terminals often require the integration of several input/output (I/O) devices (i.e. keyboards, printers, displays) on a system unit of limited size. This often means that CRT's must be mounted such that they extend beyond the edge of the system below. This invention describes a device that supports a small POS CRT display in a way that: does not require bolting the mount to the system unit allows for mounting either on the left or on the right side of the printer is compact in design is consistent with the industrial design of the rest of the system allows for free-standing (distributed) use as well as integrated use allows the use of multiple types of CRT's through the modification of a single part 1 The display mount consists of a base (1) with a rectangular (almost square) footprint that fills the available area on top of the system unit. The top of the base has a slanted (8 degree) surface that matches the existing POS hardware. Connection to the display is provided through a swivel (5) that is specifically designed for the particular monitor to be used. The swivel has a spherical lower surface that mates with a swivel cup (4) and is retained by a swivel slider (6) that is spring-loaded against the other parts by a wireform spring (8). This arrangement provides for both tilt (vertical rotation) and swivel (horizontal rotation) of the display surface relative to the base. These parts have large central openings that allow the CRT cables to be routed through the pedestal and out of sight .