Tilt and Swivel Mechanism for Display Monitor
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-04
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.