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Swivel and Lift Platform for CRT Display

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062964D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Pike, JV [+details]

Abstract

When a single gas strut is used as part of a lift and swivel device for a CRT display, the gas strut must be offset with respect to the display housing in order to miss the CRT neck hardware. As described, a base unit carries a wheel for rotation supporting the offset gas strut. The part of the gas strut below the display box is hidden by an oval bellows to give the appearance of a central lift mechanism. Figs. 1 and 2 illustrate the front and side appearance of a CRT display housing 1 mounted on a swivel and lift platform 2. A square base 3 remains stationary upon a desk, while display housing 1 may be lifted by means of gas strut 4. As a single gas strut 4 is used, this must be offset with respect to display box 1 to miss the CRT neck hardware.