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Publication numberUS20050263653 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/857,145
Publication dateDec 1, 2005
Filing dateJun 1, 2004
Priority dateJun 1, 2004
Publication number10857145, 857145, US 2005/0263653 A1, US 2005/263653 A1, US 20050263653 A1, US 20050263653A1, US 2005263653 A1, US 2005263653A1, US-A1-20050263653, US-A1-2005263653, US2005/0263653A1, US2005/263653A1, US20050263653 A1, US20050263653A1, US2005263653 A1, US2005263653A1
InventorsRobert Brown
Original AssigneeBrown Robert Jr
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Personal space thin panel media entertainment center system
US 20050263653 A1
Abstract
A personal space thin panel media entertainment center system is disclosed with a particular architecture that allows a thin panel TV with headphones, DVD/CD player, clock, radio, and cellular phone with a digital video camera attached thereon to operate and concentrate entertainment in the 5 feet radius of a user i.e. in the personal space when arms are extended in a bed, chair, wheelchair, scooter, or any kind of vehicle with controls at arms length reach at the fingertips. Intended user is any person-age-gender, bed-bound and wheelchair-bound and in particularly a wounded rehabilitating and disabled military war veteran. The present systems key advantages provides entertainment and convenience at arms length reach at the fingertips which eliminates both the requirements to walk and thin panel TV accessibility handicaps for disabled persons. The present systems key objectives are to fill the void in the personal space.
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1. A personal space thin panel media entertainment center system with audio and video components that can operate and concentrate entertainment in the 5 feet radius of the user i.e. in the personal space when arms are extended, having a swivel (flexible) gooseneck that can be used in a bed, chair, wheelchair, scooter, or any kind of vehicle, comprising:
a thin panel TV with remote control device;
said thin panel TV having radio attached thereon;
said thin panel TV having DVD/CD attached thereon;
said thin panel TV having cellular phone attached thereon;
said thin panel TV having clock attached thereon;
said thin panel TV having headphone and external audio-video connectors attached thereon;
2. A media entertainment center system, comprising:
a base;
said base having vertical shaft attached thereon;
said vertical shaft having shelves attached thereon;
said vertical shaft having surge protector attached thereon;
said vertical shaft having shaft adjuster attached thereon;
said vertical shaft with an extending vertical elbow with a horizontal shaft attached thereon;
3. A media entertainment center system, according to claim 1 the cellular phone allows for internet usage thereon;
4. A media entertainment center system, according to claim 1 the cellular phone allows attached digital video camera to take a picture thereon;
5. A media entertainment center system, according to claim 2 the base supports the vertical and horizontal shafts, adjustable shelves, thin panel media entertainment center, and swivel (flexible) gooseneck for allowing the electrical power access wires to pass through the shaft(s) to access power thereon;
6. A media entertainment center system, according to claim 3 the swivel (flexible) gooseneck having a first end of gooseneck attaches to said vertical shaft, or adjustable extending vertical shaft, or extending horizontal shaft and second end of gooseneck male dock attaches to the media entertainment center female dock for allowing electrical power access to pass through the shafts to access power, fingertip positioning and operating controls at arms length reach, and for allowing swiveling (flexing) horizontally, upwardly, vertically, outwardly, and downwardly thereon.
7. A media entertainment center system, according to claim 1, claim 2, claim 3, and claim 4 in which in any kind of vehicle the electrical power access wires connects to armrest console control panel.
Description
CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

Provisional Patent Application #60/474,345

STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

“Not Applicable”

THE NAMES OF THE PARTIES TO A JOINT RESEARCH AGREEMENT

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INCORPORATION-BY-REFERENCE OF MATERIAL SUBMITTED ON A COMPACT DISC

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TECHNICAL FIELD

This invention relates to a personal space thin panel media entertainment center system with a TV, DVD/CD player, headphones, clock, radio, and cellular phone with digital video camera attached thereon that is designed in scope to provide entertainment and comfort to a wounded, rehabilitating, and disabled military war veteran and family for personal space convenience in the 5 feet radius of a user when arms are extended in a chair, bed, wheelchair, scooter, or any kind of vehicle.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Thin panel audio and video systems are rapidly increasing in consumer popularity. Currently, thin panel TV systems have a basic design and are supported on a stand at a distance which creates an accessibility void, handicaps, inconveniences, and places a user especially a disabled bed-bound and wheelchair-scooter-bound user at a disadvantage. A few key issues and disadvantages of the existing thin panel TV systems that impacts a user are: hands-on access at arms length reach is limited due to the physical set-up and location in a room, engineering designs are restrictive and insensitive to a disabled user mobility requirements while bedbound in sustaining freedom with independence and the existing automobile thin panel TV systems is a possible highway safety hazard. The present media entertainment systems are assistive in resolving these disadvantages and key issues and satisfy and exceed all requirements.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

In view of the above, this invention is presented to accomplish one or more objectives and advantages, as follows:

It is an objective of this invention to provide a user with a personal thin panel TV system with headphones, DVD/CD player, clock, radio, and cellular phone with digital video camera attached thereon that operates and concentrates entertainment in the 5 feet radius of the user i.e. in the personal space when arms are extended, having a swivel (flexible) gooseneck media entertainment center that can be used in a chair, bed, wheelchair, scooter, or any kind of vehicle.

It is a further objective of this invention to provide a disabled user with a thin panel media entertainment center system for allowing a degree of enjoyment of life without being further handicapped, thus access is easy and requires no walking. The present invention eliminates both the need to walk and accessibility handicaps by providing controls within fingertips reach at arms length distance away especially for a disabled military veteran.

It is a further objective of this invention to provide a user with a swivel (flexible) gooseneck shaft for allowing multiple viewing angle adjustments.

It is yet a further objective of this invention to provide a user with a media entertainment center system with greater utility and better options, thus it is an objective to provide a disabled user with inclusion. The intended user is of any age-gender, disabled or non-disabled person.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1, FIG. 2, FIG. 4, FIG. 7, FIG. 8, and FIG. 9 illustrates the present media entertainment center systems with thin panel TV, headphones, DVD/CD player, clock, radio, and cellular phone with digital video camera attached thereon that can be used either with a bed, chair, wheelchair, scooter, or any kind of vehicle;

FIG. 1A and FIG. 1B illustrates front, side, and rear views of a personal thin panel TV, headphones, DVD/CD player, clock, radio, and cellular phone with digital video camera attached thereon;

FIG. 2 and FIG. 4 illustrates front views of a media entertainment center system that can be used with a bed or chair;

FIG. 2, FIG. 3, FIG. 4, and FIG. 5 brackets illustrates exploded views of electrical access wire connectors passing through shafts and male dock;

FIG. 6, FIG. 6A, FIG. 6A 1, FIG. 6A 2, FIG. 6B, FIG. 6C, FIG. 6D, FIG. 6E, FIG. 6F, FIG. 6G, FIG. 6H, and FIG. 6I illustrates single-sided chair and bed and double-sided bed views of a media entertainment center system with headphones;

FIG. 6D and FIG. 6I illustrates double-sided bed views of media entertainment center systems with headphones;

FIG. 6H illustrates further versatility of a media entertainment center system in a room.

FIG. 7 and FIG. 8 illustrates media entertainment center systems views that can be used in any kind of vehicle with or without a remote control FIG. 10 with headphones attached thereon;

FIG. 7A, FIG. 7B, and FIG. 7C illustrates a side and rear seat views that can be used in any kind of vehicle of a media entertainment center system;

FIG. 7D and FIG. 7E illustrates under seat storage views that can be used in any kind of vehicle of a media entertainment center system;

Brackets of slider and track illustrates assembly views with vertical shaft attaches to gooseneck and gooseneck attaches to male dock which attaches to TV female dock that can be used in any kind of vehicle of a media entertainment center system.

FIG. 8A and FIG. 8B illustrates rear seat door mounted TV and controls on armrest console views that can be used in any kind of vehicle of a media entertainment center system;

FIG. 8C illustrates an exploded armrest console controls view that can be used in any kind of vehicle of a media entertainment center system;

FIG. 8D and FIG. 8E illustrates exploded door mounted TV views with headphones and FIG. 8F illustrates an overhead view that can be used in any kind of vehicle of a media entertainment center system;

FIG. 9 illustrates a wheelchair or scooter view of a media entertainment center system with headphones, and exploded views of side and rear thin panel TV with DVD/CD player, male and female docks, and electrical access power wire connectors passing through shafts to access power;

FIG. 10, FIG. 10A and FIG. 10B illustrates a remote control views that can be used with a media entertainment center system;

FIG. 11 illustrates a headphone view that can be used with a media entertainment center system.

FIG. 12 illustrates a stand views with and without wheels that can be used with a bed and chair media entertainment center system.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

Referring to the drawings in greater detail, FIG. 1, FIG. 2, FIG. 4, FIG. 7, FIG. 8, and FIG. 9 illustrates views of the embodiment of personal space thin panel media entertainment center systems 1 that can be used in a bed, chair, wheelchair, scooter, or any kind of vehicle. The media entertainment center system 1 will typically comprise of a shaft(s) 2 and 6, surge protector 3 at the base of shaft 2 for external components, shelves 4 at the base of shaft 2 to hold external components, adjuster 5 to adjust height and length vertically and horizontally, TV 7 with speakers 11, electrical power access wire connectors 8 passing through the shafts to access power through the gooseneck 9 to male dock 10 female dock 18 and to power external cable TV and audio-video components, a clock 12, radio 13, cellular phone 14 with digital video camera 19, remote control sensor 15, DVD/CD 16, and a headphone 17 attached thereon.

The media entertainment center system 1 is attached to a base, shaft 2 attaches vertically in said base and shaft 6 attaches horizontally to shaft 2 with adjuster 5 connecting shafts 2 and 6, TV 7 female dock 18 attaches to shaft 6 male dock 10, surge protector 3 is built into vertical shaft 2 and shelves 4 attaches horizontally to vertical shaft 2, electrical power access wire connectors 8 passing through vertical shaft 2 and horizontal shaft 6 to gooseneck 9 through to male dock 10 and female dock 18 to access power on TV 7 with clock 12 radio 13 cellular phone 14 with digital video camera 19 remote control sensor 15, DVD/CD player 16 with sound output through speakers 11 and headphones 17. Headphones 17 also can be used to talk on the cellular phone 14. The media entertainment center system 1 can be manually operated with or without a remote control device FIG. 10 with a selection of push buttons 20 attached thereon.

FIG. 1A and FIG. 1B illustrates front, side, and rear views of a thin panel TV 7, with speakers 11, clock 12, radio 13, cellular phone 14 with a digital video camera 19, remote control sensor 15, DVD/CD player 16, headphones 17, female dock 18 with a selection of manually operated push buttons 20 attached thereon.

FIG. 2 and FIG. 4 illustrates front views of a media entertainment center system 1 with vertical shaft 2 surge protector 3 shelves 4 electrical power access wire connectors 8 length adjuster 5 shaft extension 6 attaches to TV 7 gooseneck 9 male dock 10 attached thereon that can be used for a bed and chair.

FIG. 2, FIG. 3, FIG. 4, and FIG. 5 brackets illustrates exploded views of electrical power access wire connectors 8 passing through shafts 2, gooseneck 9 and male dock 10 to access power of a media entertainment center system 1.

FIG. 6, FIG. 6A, FIG. 6A 1, FIG. A2, FIG. 6B, FIG. 6C, FIG. 6D, FIG. 6E, FIG. 6F, FIG. 6G, FIG. 6H, and FIG. 6I illustrates single-sided chair and bed, and double-sided bed views of a media entertainment center system 1 and used with and without headphones 17.

FIG. 6D and FIG. 6I illustrates double-sided bed views of media entertainment center systems 1 with headphones.

FIG. 6H illustrates a further versatility of a media entertainment center system 1 in a room.

FIG. 7 and FIG. 8 illustrates media entertainment center systems 1 that can be used in any kind of vehicle with or without a remote control FIG. 10 with headphones 17 attached thereon.

FIG. 7A, FIG. 7B, and FIG. 7C illustrates a side and rear seat views to TV 7 with headphones 17 mounted on a slider 1A and tracks 1B vertical shaft 2 gooseneck 9 that can be used in any kind of vehicle of a media entertainment center system 1.

FIG. 7D and FIG. 7E illustrates under seat storage views of slider 1A and tracks 1B that be used in any kind of vehicle of a media entertainment center system 1.

Brackets of slider 1A and track 1B illustrates assembly views with vertical shaft 2 attaches to gooseneck 9 and gooseneck 9 attaches to male dock 10 which attaches to TV 7 female dock 18 that can be used in any kind of vehicle of a media entertainment center system 1.

FIG. 8A and FIG. 8B illustrates rear seat views of door mounted TV 7 with headphones 17. Shaft 2 male dock 10 attaches to TV 7 female dock 18 with controls on armrest console that can be used in the rear seat of any kind of vehicle of a media entertainment center system 1

FIG. 8C illustrates an exploded view of controls on armrest console 21 with headphones 17 for middle seat passenger use and for controls to left and right door mounted TV 7 DVD/CD players 16 remote control device storage slots 3 eject button 5 with remote control sensor 2 that can be used with or without a remote control device FIG. 10 in any kind of vehicle of a media entertainment center system 1.

FIG. 8D and FIG. 8E illustrates exploded door mounted TV 7 views with headphones and FIG. 8F illustrates overhead view that can be used in any kind of vehicle of a media entertainment center system 1.

FIG. 9 illustrates a wheelchair or scooter view of a media entertainment center system 1 with headphones 17 operated by buttons 20 and remote control FIG. 10. Exploded views of shaft 2 attaches to TV 7 with DVD/CD player 16, and electrical power access wire connectors 8 passing through shaft 2 gooseneck 9 to male dock 10 and female dock 18 to access power.

FIG. 10 illustrates a remote control view that can be used with a media entertainment center system 1.

FIG. 11 illustrates a headphone 17 view that can be used with a media entertainment system 1.

FIG. 12, FIG. 12A, and FIG. 12B illustrates a stand views with and without wheels that can be used with a bed and chair media entertainment center system 1.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/125.9, 348/E05.128
International ClassificationA61G5/10, A61G7/05, A47F5/00, B60R11/02, H04N5/64
Cooperative ClassificationB60R2011/0294, H04N5/64, A61G7/05, A61G5/10
European ClassificationH04N5/64