Inexpensive Universal Tilt/Swivel Device
Original Publication Date: 1988-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15
This article describes a monitor tilt and swivel device that is universal because a locking mechanism eliminates concerns about size, weight, center of gravity, vibration and the number and size of attachment cables. (Image Omitted) This tilt and swivel device uses a set of molded gear teeth and plastic pawls to lock the monitor in place. This eliminates the need for the tilt and swivel to be located under the center of gravity of the monitor. This tilt and swivel consists of seven molded parts with a snap-together design. The parts are simple plastic parts molded in a two-part core and cavity mold. No slides or actions are required which means that the parts will be very inexpensive to produce. They will be described in the order that they would be assembled and the operation will be covered afterwards. Item 1 (Fig.