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Publication numberUS20060049327 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/934,583
Publication dateMar 9, 2006
Filing dateSep 3, 2004
Priority dateSep 3, 2004
Publication number10934583, 934583, US 2006/0049327 A1, US 2006/049327 A1, US 20060049327 A1, US 20060049327A1, US 2006049327 A1, US 2006049327A1, US-A1-20060049327, US-A1-2006049327, US2006/0049327A1, US2006/049327A1, US20060049327 A1, US20060049327A1, US2006049327 A1, US2006049327A1
InventorsYin-Hung Chen
Original AssigneeYin-Hung Chen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Monitor supporting and rotating structure
US 20060049327 A1
Abstract
A monitor supporting and rotating structure, by which a monitor is capable of being erected and rotated. The monitor supporting and rotating structure includes a supporting stand and a rotary member pivotally attached to the top of the supporting stand. The supporting stand is capable of being propped outward. It is by propping the supporting stand away from the display that the display is oriented and erected above a plane. Further, the rotary member enables the display to perform left-handed, right-handed, forward, or backward rotations. The monitor supporting and rotating structure both facilitates the mobility of the monitor and its efficient usage of space.
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Claims(5)
1. A monitor supporting and rotating structure, comprising:
a supporting stand connected to the rear of a display;
and a rotary member including one side thereof pivotally connected with the supporting stand in order to enable the supporting stand to be opened outward, the other side thereof fixed to the rear of the display in order to enable the display to perform left-handed, right-handed, forward, or backward rotations.
2. The monitor supporting and rotating structure of claim 1, wherein the display is configured as a flat panel.
3. The monitor supporting and rotating structure of claim 1, wherein the rotary member includes a fixing plate which is screwed onto a preserved receptive space at the rear of the display, a rotating plate being pivotally connected to both the fixing plate and the supporting stand.
4. The monitor supporting and rotating structure of claim 1, wherein a frame stand is installed around the circumference of the display, the frame stand being formed by the assembly of top, right, left, and bottom beams, a handle portion being formed on the top beam, a specific distance being retained between the bottom of the display and the bottom beam.
5. The monitor supporting and rotating structure of claim 1, wherein the rotary member is capped and housed via a cover plate which is fixed at the rear of the display.
Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates in general to a monitor supporting and rotating structure, and more particularly, to a flat panel display supporting and rotating structure, by which a monitor is capable of being erected and rotated.

In recent years, liquid crystal display (LCD) technology has progressed rapidly. This rapid progress has been fueled by the preference consumers have shown for the LCD, which is due, in large part, to the LCD's better image quality and space conservation.

A conventional LCD monitor is shown in FIG. 1. The outer structure of a conventional LCD monitor includes a flat panel display 1 a, a supporting stand 2 a pivotally connected to the display 1 a, and a rotatable fixing plate 3 a which is installed onto the top of the supporting stand 2 a. The supporting stand 2 a has a base mount 21 a which is installed beneath the bottom thereof in order to erect the supporting stand 2 a. The rear of the display 1 a is securely connected to the rotatable fixing plate 3 a. The display 1 a is thereby suspended above a table and capable of left-handed, right-handed, forward, and backward rotation.

However, the supporting stand 2 a is an attachment of the display 1 a. A consumer must personally assemble the supporting stand 2 a onto the display 1 a. Further, the volume of a conventional supporting stand is large and takes up a great deal of space. The conventional LCD supporting stand is, therefore, inconvenient for consumers.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention provides a monitor supporting and rotating structure which is utilized to prop up a flat panel display. The monitor supporting and rotating structure both facilitates the mobility of the monitor and its efficient usage of space.

The monitor supporting and rotating structure which is provided by the present invention includes a supporting stand and a rotary member pivotally attached to the top of the supporting stand. The rotary member has a fixing plate which is screwed onto the rear of a monitor. A rotating plate is pivotally connected to both the fixing plate and the supporting stand. The fixing plate is capable of left-handed, right-handed, forward, and backward rotation, relative to the rotating plate. The supporting stand is capable of being propped outward. It is by propping the supporting stand away from the display that the display is oriented and erected above a plane. Further, the rotary member enables the display to perform left-handed, right-handed, forward, or backward rotations.

These and other objectives of the present invention will become obvious to those of ordinary skill in the art after reading the following detailed description of preferred embodiments.

It is to be understood that both the foregoing general description and the following detailed description are exemplary, and are intended to provide further explanation of the invention as claimed.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

These as well as other features of the present invention will become more apparent upon reference to the drawings therein:

FIG. 1 shows a perspective view of a conventional supporting stand for a monitor.

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of a monitor and a supporting and rotating stand of the present invention before connection.

FIG. 3 is a rear perspective view of a monitor and a supporting and rotating stand of the present invention after connection.

FIG. 4 is a rear view of a monitor with a supporting and rotating stand of the present invention installed.

FIG. 5 is a rear perspective view of a monitor which is propped up by a supporting and rotating stand of the present invention.

FIG. 6 is a rear view of a monitor, which illustrates the rotary function of the supporting and rotating stand of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

Reference will now be made in detail to the preferred embodiments of the present invention, examples of which are illustrated in the accompanying drawings. Wherever possible, the same reference numbers are used in the drawings and descriptions to refer to the same or like parts.

Referring to FIGS. 2 and 3, the present invention is applied to a LCD monitor in order to erect the LCD 1 above a plane, and to enable the LCD 1 to perform left-handed, right-handed, forward, or backward rotations. The monitor supporting and rotating structure includes a supporting stand 2 which has a hollow, approximately rectangle configuration, and a rotary member 3 which is pivotally connected to the top of the supporting stand 2.

The rotary member 3 includes a fixing plate 31, a pivotal axis 32, and a rotating plate 33. The fixing plate 31 is screwed onto a receptive space 11 of the LCD 1. By utilizing the pivotal axis 32, the rotating plate 33 is pivotally connected to the fixing plate 31. The other side of the rotating plate 33 is also pivotally connected to the supporting stand 2. The fixing plate 31 is thereby made capable of performing left-handed, right-handed, forward, or backward rotations, relative to the rotating plate 33. The supporting stand 2 is, thereby, capable of being opened outward.

Referring to FIG. 2, a frame stand 12 is installed around the circumference of the LCD 1. The frame stand 12 is formed by assembling a top beam 121, a right beam 122, a left beam 123, and a bottom beam 124. A handle portion 125 is formed utilizing the top beam 121. A specific distance is also preserved between the bottom of the LCD 1 and the bottom beam 124. Additionally, a cover plate 4 caps the rotary member 3 and is fixed at the rear of the LCD 1. This cover plate 4 functions as a protective housing for the rotary member 3.

Referring to FIGS. 3 and 4, a rear perspective view and a rear view of a monitor with a supporting and rotating structure of the present invention installed are shown respectively. To assemble the monitor supporting and rotating structure, the fixing plate 31 and the rotating plate 33 are pivotally assembled together. Then the rotating member 3 is attached to the supporting stand 2. The fixing plate 31 is screwed onto the reserved receptive space 11 which is located at the rear of the LCD 1 through the utilization of a plurality of bolt elements. It is thought the above procedure that the monitor supporting and rotating structure is securely connected to the LCD 1. After this secure connection is obtained, the rotary member 3 is then capped by the cover plate 4. The cover plate 4 is securely attached to the rear of the LCD 1.

Referring to FIG. 5, a rear perspective view of a monitor which illustrates the usage of the monitor supporting and rotating structure is shown. To utilize the monitor, a consumer opens the supporting stand 2 by applying an outward force to it. By rotating the rotary member 3, the supporting stand 2 is easy for the consumer to open. The consumer further shifts the supporting stand 2 a specific distance away from the frame stand 12 in order to form the desired angle between the LCD 1 and the supporting stand 2. Through the support provided by the frame stand 12 and the supporting stand 2, the LCD 1 is capable of being erected on a planar surface such as a table. Even if the LCD 1 does not have the frame stand 12 installed, the LCD 1 is still capable of being erected on a planar surface with only the support of the supporting stand 2 and the structure thereof.

Referring to FIG. 6, a rearview of a monitor illustrating the rotating function of the monitor supporting and rotating structure is shown. By applying a rotating force onto the LCD 1 the consumer can rotate to adjust the angle of the LCD 1 in a left-handed or right-handed manner. The fixing plate 31 is thereby rotated relative to the rotating plate 33. In FIG. 6, the LCD 1 is rotated 90 degrees counter clockwise. The LCD 1 is erected through the support of the right beam 123 of the frame stand 12 and the supporting stand 2.

In sum, because the monitor supporting and rotating structure of the present invention is directly installed onto the rear of the monitor, the installation and utilization of the present invention is more convenient than a conventional and supporting stand. Further, the volume of the present invention is less than a conventional supporting stand. The present invention is easier for a consumer to both utilize and to store.

While an illustrative and presently preferred embodiment of the invention has been described in detail herein, it is to be understood that the inventive concepts may be otherwise variously embodied and employed and that the appended claims are intended to be construed to include such variations except insofar as limited by the prior art.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/371, 248/917
International ClassificationA47G29/00
Cooperative ClassificationF16M11/00, F16M2200/08, F16M11/10, F16M11/2021, F16M11/105, F16M13/005
European ClassificationF16M11/10A, F16M11/20A2, F16M13/00A, F16M11/10, F16M11/00
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Sep 3, 2004ASAssignment
Owner name: SHUTTLE INC., TAIWAN
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:CHEN, YIN-HUNG;REEL/FRAME:015780/0088
Effective date: 20040713