|Publication number||US20060049327 A1|
|Application number||US 10/934,583|
|Publication date||Mar 9, 2006|
|Filing date||Sep 3, 2004|
|Priority date||Sep 3, 2004|
|Publication number||10934583, 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|
|Original Assignee||Yin-Hung Chen|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (27), Classifications (14), Legal Events (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
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
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.
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.
These as well as other features of the present invention will become more apparent upon reference to the drawings therein:
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.
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.
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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|U.S. Classification||248/371, 248/917|
|Cooperative Classification||F16M11/00, F16M2200/08, F16M11/10, F16M11/2021, F16M11/105, F16M13/005|
|European Classification||F16M11/10A, F16M11/20A2, F16M13/00A, F16M11/10, F16M11/00|
|Sep 3, 2004||AS||Assignment|
Owner name: SHUTTLE INC., TAIWAN
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:CHEN, YIN-HUNG;REEL/FRAME:015780/0088
Effective date: 20040713