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Publication numberUS20080164395 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 11/694,975
Publication dateJul 10, 2008
Filing dateMar 31, 2007
Priority dateJan 8, 2007
Also published asDE102007011131A1
Publication number11694975, 694975, US 2008/0164395 A1, US 2008/164395 A1, US 20080164395 A1, US 20080164395A1, US 2008164395 A1, US 2008164395A1, US-A1-20080164395, US-A1-2008164395, US2008/0164395A1, US2008/164395A1, US20080164395 A1, US20080164395A1, US2008164395 A1, US2008164395A1
InventorsChih-Ching Chang, Chun-Hsien Wu
Original AssigneeChih-Ching Chang, Chun-Hsien Wu
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Support frame structure for electronic device
US 20080164395 A1
Abstract
The present invention relates to a support frame structure for electronic device used for mounting an electronic device, comprising a stationary rod body which is a columnar rod body with uniform cross section and having an attaching member at its bottom for attaching the mounting rod body to an object; and a mounting rod body which is a rod body and consists of a mounting member and a sleeving member. The mounting member is disposed at one end of the mounting rod body for mounting the electronic device. The sleeving member is disposed at the other end of mounting rod body and sleeves over the stationary rod body. In addition, there is provided an extending rod body for linking the stationary rod body and the mounting rod body.
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1. A support frame structure for electronic device used for mounting an electronic device, comprising:
a stationary rod body being a columnar rod body having uniform cross section, the bottom of stationary rod body being disposed with an attaching member for the stationary rod body to be fastened to an object; and
a mounting rod body being a rod body and consisting of a mounting member and a sleeving member, the mounting member being disposed at one end of the mounting rod body for mounting the electronic device, the sleeving member being disposed at the other end of the mounting rod body and having a perforated hole being vertically perforating the mounting rod body in axial direction;
wherein the inner diameter of perforated hole of the sleeving member of the mounting rod body matches the outer diameter of the stationary rod body, and sleeves over the stationary rod body.
2. The support frame structure according to claim 1, wherein the attaching member at the bottom of the stationary rod body includes a L-shaped plate, a screwing member, a bolt, a bolt handle and a follow block, the horizontal member of the L-shaped plate being fastened to the bottom of the stationary rod body, the screwing member being fastened to the bottom part of the vertical member of the L-shaped plate, the bottom part of the bolt being attached to the bolt handle, and the bolt being spirally disposed from bottom up in the screwing member, the follow block being provided at the top end of the bolt.
3. The support frame structure according to claim 1, wherein the mounting rod body further comprises a first joint member, the first joint member being a pivot joint structure with one end mechanically coupled to the mounting rod body and the other end mechanically coupled to the mounting member.
4. The support frame structure according to claim 3, wherein the mounting rod body further comprises a second joint member, the second joint member being a pivot joint structure with one end mechanically coupled to the mounting rod body and the other end mechanically coupled to the first joint member.
5. The support frame structure according to claim 4, wherein the pivots of the first joint member and the second joint member are perpendicular to each other.
6. The support frame structure according to claim 1, wherein the mounting rod body further comprises a third joint member, the third joint member being a pivot joint structure with one end mechanically coupled to the mounting rod body and the other end mechanically coupled to the sleeving member of mounting rod body.
7. The support frame structure according to claim 6, wherein the pivot of the third joint member is parallel to the horizontal direction.
8. The support frame structure according to claim 1, wherein the inner surface of the perforated hole of sleeving member is disposed with a lining.
9. The support frame structure according to claim 1, wherein the side wall of perforated hole disposed on the sleeving member of the mounting rod body is levelly disposed with an adjusting bolt.
10. The support frame structure according to claim 1, wherein the stationary rod body further comprises a collar ring, the collar ring being an annular body securely disposed on the stationary rod body and corresponding to a place on the mounting rod body where the sleeving member is attached.
11. The support frame structure according to claim 10, wherein the collar ring is an annular body and has an inner diameter matching the outer diameter of stationary rod body, the side wall of the collar ring is perforated in radial direction and inwardly connected with an adjusting bolt, the collar ring sleeves over the stationary rod body and corresponds to a place on the mounting rod body where the sleeving member is attached, and the adjusting bolt of the collar ring is fastened to the stationary rod.
12. The support frame structure according to claim 1, wherein the apex of the stationary rod body is disposed with a stationary rod hollow member, a top cover, and a tool;
wherein the stationary rod hollow member is a hollow structure that extends axially inside the apical member through the apex; the top cover is a dish-shaped structure disposed at the apical opening of the stationary rod hollow member and able to open or close.
13. The support frame structure according to claim 12, wherein a hang ring is disposed at the bottom surface of the top cover for hanging the tool.
14. The support frame structure according to claim 1, wherein the mounting member of the mounting rod body further comprises:
an attaching plate being a plate structure for mounting the electronic device;
a knob with its front end pivotally connected to the back surface of the attaching plate and having a plurality of knob flanges circularly arranged around the front end plane of the knob, the knob flanges being formed by extending forwardly from the front end plane of the knob; and
a back panel having a first panel body and a second panel body which together form a symmetrical structure, the center of the back panel forming a through knob hole, the front-end plane of back panel having a recess member able to accommodate the attaching plate, the back-end plane of the back panel being disposed with a plurality of guide ribs, a plurality of notches, and plurality of stop ribs, the guide ribs being annular protruding structure at the back-end plane of the back panel encircling the knob hole, and a concave member being formed between the guide ribs to define the notch, the stop ribs being corresponding respectively to a guide rib and extending radially and outwardly from the corresponding guide rib to protrude on the back-end plane of back panel.
15. The support frame structure according to claim 14, wherein the attaching plate is configured with a plurality of predefined holes to fasten the electronic device.
16. A support frame structure for electronic device used for mounting an electronic device, comprising:
a stationary rod body being a columnar rod body having uniform cross section, the bottom of stationary rod body being disposed with an attaching member for the stationary rod body to be fastened to an object;
a mounting rod body being a rod body and consisting of a mounting member and a sleeving member, the mounting member being disposed at one end of the mounting rod body for mounting the electronic device, the sleeving member being disposed at the other end of the mounting rod body and having a perforated hole being vertically perforating the mounting rod body in axial direction; and
an extending rod body having an extending rod pivot joint member at one end and an extending rod sleeving member at the other end, the extending rod pivot joint member being a columnar rod body with uniform cross section and perpendicular to the axial direction of the extending rod body, the extending rod sleeving member being disposed with an extending rod perforated hole vertically perforating the extending rod body in axial direction, the side wall of the extending rod perforated hole being levelly disposed with an adjusting bolt;
wherein the inner diameter of the perforated hole of mounting rod body matches the outer diameter of the extending rod pivot joint member; the inner diameter of the extending rod perforated hole matches the outer diameter of the stationary rod body; the perforated hole of the sleeving member of mounting rod body sleeves over the extending rod pivot joint member, and the perforated hole of the extending rod sleeving member sleeves over the stationary rod body.
17. The support frame structure according to claim 16, wherein the attaching member at the bottom of the stationary rod body includes a L-shaped plate, a screwing member, a bolt, a bolt handle and a follow block, the horizontal member of the L-shaped plate being fastened to the bottom of the stationary rod body, the screwing member being fastened to the bottom part of the vertical member of the L-shaped plate, the bottom part of the bolt being attached to the bolt handle, and the bolt being spirally disposed from bottom up in the screwing member, the follow block being provided at the top end of the bolt.
18. The support frame structure according to claim 16, wherein the mounting rod body further comprises a first joint member, the first joint member being a pivot joint structure with one end mechanically coupled to the mounting rod body and the other end mechanically coupled to the mounting member.
19. The support frame structure according to claim 18, wherein the mounting rod body further comprises a second joint member, the second joint member being a pivot joint structure with one end mechanically coupled to the mounting rod body and the other end mechanically coupled to the first joint member.
20. The support frame structure according to claim 19, wherein the pivots of the first joint member and the second joint member are perpendicular to each other.
21. The support frame structure according to claim 16, wherein the mounting rod body further comprises a third joint member, the third joint member being a pivot joint structure with one end mechanically coupled to the mounting rod body and the other end mechanically coupled to the sleeving member of mounting rod body.
22. The support frame structure according to claim 21, wherein the pivot of the third joint member is parallel to the horizontal direction.
23. The support frame structure according to 22, wherein the extending rod pivot joint member of the extending rod body further comprises:
a hollow member extending therein axially through the top, the inner surface of hollow member being disposed with an annular body, the annular body being formed by extending radially from the inner surface of hollow member and having an inner hole, a plurality of guide grooves, and a plurality of notches, the inner hole perforating axially the center of annular body, the guide grooves being inwardly concave structures indenting from the inner surface of inner hole and extending along the axial direction, the notches being inwardly concave structure at the bottom surface of annular body 311 a that extend from the inner surface of inner hole 311 b along the radial direction;
a cap body consisting of an outer cap member and a columnar member, the outer cap member being a dish-shaped body with outer diameter being greater than the inner diameter of perforated hole disposed on the sleeving member of mounting rod body, the columnar member being a cylindrical body extending axially from the bottom surface of outer cap member and slightly longer than the inner hole, a plurality of flanges being configured at the bottom of columnar member formed by extending radially and outwardly from the outer surface of columnar member; and
an elastic member disposed inside the hollow member, one end of the elastic element being able to contact the bottom of the columnar member of cap body so as to provide an acting force to maintain the upward tendency of the cap body;
wherein the outer cap member of cap body is disposed at the apex of hollow member, the columnar member of cap body is penetratively disposed in the inner hole of hollow member, the flanges correspond to the guide grooves and notches, and the respective flange may elect to simultaneously correspond to a guide groove or simultaneously correspond to a notch through the turning of the columnar member relative to the inner hole.
24. The support frame structure according to claim 16, wherein the side wall of perforated hole disposed on the sleeving member of the mounting rod body is levelly disposed with an adjusting bolt.
25. The support frame structure according to claim 16, wherein the side wall of perforated hole disposed on the extending rod sleeving member is levelly disposed with an adjusting bolt.
26. The support frame structure according to claim 16, wherein the inner surface of the perforated hole of sleeving member of mounting rod body is disposed with a lining.
27. The support frame structure according to claim 16, wherein the inner surface of the perforated hole of extending rod sleeving member is disposed with a lining.
28. The support frame structure according to claim 16, wherein the stationary rod body further comprises a collar ring, the collar ring being an annular body securely disposed on the stationary rod body and corresponding to a place on the mounting rod body where the sleeving member is attached.
29. The support frame structure according to claim 28, wherein the collar ring is an annular body and has an inner diameter matching the outer diameter of stationary rod body, the side wall of the collar ring is perforated in radial direction and inwardly connected with an adjusting bolt, the collar ring sleeves over the stationary rod body and corresponds to a place on the mounting rod body where the sleeving member is attached, and the adjusting bolt of the collar ring is fastened to the stationary rod.
30. The support frame structure according to claim 16, wherein the stationary rod body further comprises a collar ring, the collar ring being an annular body securely disposed on the stationary rod body and corresponding to a place on the mounting rod body where the sleeving member is attached.
31. The support frame structure according to claim 30, wherein the collar ring is an annular body and has an inner diameter matching the outer diameter of stationary rod body, the side wall of the collar ring is perforated in radial direction and inwardly connected with an adjusting bolt, the collar ring sleeves over the stationary rod body and corresponds to a place on the mounting rod body where the sleeving member is attached, and the adjusting bolt of the collar ring is fastened to the stationary rod.
32. The support frame structure according to claim 16, wherein the apex of the stationary rod body is disposed with a stationary rod hollow member, a top cover, and a tool;
wherein the stationary rod hollow member is a hollow structure that extends axially inside the apical member through the apex; the top cover is a dish-shaped structure disposed at the apical opening of the stationary rod hollow member and able to open or close.
33. The support frame structure according to claim 31, wherein a hang ring is disposed at the bottom surface of the top cover for hanging the tool.
34. The support frame structure according to claim 16, wherein the mounting member of the mounting rod body further comprises:
an attaching plate being a plate structure for mounting the electronic device;
a knob with its front end pivotally connected to the back surface of the attaching plate and having a plurality of knob flanges circularly arranged around the front end plane of the knob, the knob flanges being formed by extending forwardly from the front end plane of the knob; and
a back panel having a first panel body and a second panel body which together form a symmetrical structure, the center of the back panel forming a through knob hole, the front-end plane of back panel having a recess member able to accommodate the attaching plate, the back-end plane of the back panel being disposed with a plurality of guide ribs, a plurality of notches, and plurality of stop ribs, the guide ribs being annular protruding structure at the back-end plane of the back panel encircling the knob hole, and a concave member being formed between the guide ribs to define the notch, the stop ribs being corresponding respectively to a guide rib and extending radially and outwardly from the corresponding guide rib to protrude on the back-end plane of back panel.
35. The support frame structure according to claim 34, wherein the attaching plate is configured with a plurality of predefined holes to fasten the electronic device.
Description
FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a support frame structure for electronic device, more particularly a structure that possesses the characteristics of multi-axis mechanism and is able to expand the functions of the mechanism.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Conventional support frame structure for electronic device is a construction that allows the mounting of flat panel display, PDA, satellite navigation device and other electronic devices, and enables the adjustment of the position or viewing angle of the electronic device by adjusting the orientation of the support frame structure to facilitate operation or viewing by the user. In the case of liquid crystal display LCD monitor, the dawning of digital age, prevalence of Internet, and the advantages of lightweight, thin form, power waving and lack of radiation have turned LCD monitor into the mainstream choice for computer monitor and home television. Generally a stand is needed for the placement of LCD monitor on a desk for support or adjustment of monitor angle.

In recent years, LCD monitor stand and LCD are commonly separately fabricated and then assembled. When a stand-included LCD monitor is placed on a desk, it is also easy to adjust the tilting angles of the LCD.

The recent trend is that LCD monitors marketed by different makers are increasing in size. More and more large-size and heavier LCD monitors are in mass production. When large-size LCD monitor is assembled to the stand, it puts the stand under greater loading. For example, when the LCD monitor stand is in a smaller forward-tilt angle, the stand structure bears less weight load. Conversely when the stand is adjusted to bigger forward-tilt angle, the entire stand structure is subject to greater weight load. Conventional LCD monitor stands are not designed to adapt to varying loading, therefore not having a structure to respond to different weight loads and unable to provide sturdy support when screen size and tilting angle change.

To address the drawbacks of conventional support for electronic devices, the present invention deals with a support frame structure for electronic device.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The primary object of the invention is to provide a support frame structure for electronic device, more particularly a support frame structure having multi-axis mechanism that allows the mounting of an electronic device at one end and the adjustment of its screen orientation.

Another object of the invention is to provide a support frame structure for electronic device, which has a dismantable back panel that can shield the back of the electronic device coupled to the support frame structure so as to achieve esthetic effect.

Yet another object of the invention is to provide a support frame structure for electronic device, which provides a tool placement space to make it convenient for the user to store tools needed for the adjustment of the support frame structure.

To achieve the aforesaid objects, the present invention provides a support frame structure for electronic device, comprising a stationary rod body being a columnar rod body with uniform cross section, and having an attaching member at its bottom for fastening it on an object; and a mounting rod body being a rod body and consisting of a mounting member and a sleeving member, the mounting member being disposed at one end of the mounting rod body for mounting the electronic device, the sleeving member being disposed at the other end of the mounting rod body for sleeving the stationary rod body. In addition, there is provided an extending rod body for linking the stationary rod body and the mounting rod body.

There is also provided a stationary rod hollow member, a top cover, and a tool at the apex of the stationary rod body, wherein the stationary rod hollow member is a hollow structure that extends axially inside the apical member through the apex; the top cover is a dish-shaped structure disposed at the apical opening of the stationary rod hollow member and able to open or close. Furthermore, a hang ring is disposed at the bottom surface of the top cover for hanging the tool.

The mounting member of the mounting rod body further comprises: an attaching plate being a plate structure for mounting the electronic device; a knob with its front end pivotally connected to the back surface of the attaching plate and having a plurality of knob flanges circularly arranged around the front end plane of the knob, the knob flanges being formed by extending forwardly from the front end plane of the knob; and a back panel having a first panel body and a second panel body which together form a symmetrical structure, the center of the back panel forming a through knob hole, the front-end plane of back panel having a recess member able to accommodate the attaching plate, the back-end plane of the back panel being disposed with a plurality of guide ribs, a plurality of notches, and plurality of stop ribs, the guide ribs being annular protruding structure at the back-end plane of the back panel encircling the knob hole, and a concave member being formed between the guide ribs to define the notch, the stop ribs being corresponding respectively to a guide rib and extending radially and outwardly from the corresponding guide rib to protrude on the back-end plane of back panel. Moreover, the attaching plate is configured with a plurality of predefined holes, which match the standard screw holes on the back of a regular liquid crystal display monitor to fasten the electronic device.

The objects, features and effects of the invention are described in detail below with embodiments in reference to the accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective assembled view of an embodiment of the support frame structure for electronic device according to the invention;

FIG. 2 is a partial exploded view of an embodiment of the support frame structure for electronic device according to the invention;

FIG. 3 is a partial cutaway view of an embodiment of the support frame structure for electronic device according to the invention;

FIG. 4 is a partial exploded view of an embodiment of the support frame structure for electronic device according to the invention;

FIG. 5A is a partial cutaway view of an embodiment of the support frame structure for electronic device according to the invention;

FIG. 5B is a state diagram of a partial element in FIG. 5A in perspective view; and

FIG. 5C is another state diagram of a partial element in FIG. 5A in perspective view;

FIG. 6 is a perspective assembled view of an embodiment of the support frame structure for electronic device according to the invention;

FIG. 7 is a partial exploded view of an embodiment of the support frame structure for electronic device according to the invention;

FIG. 8 is a partial cutaway view of an embodiment of the support frame structure for electronic device according to the invention;

FIG. 9 is a partial cutaway view of an embodiment of the support frame structure for electronic device according to the invention;

FIG. 10A is a state diagram of a partial element in the support frame structure for electronic device according to the invention in bottom view; and

FIG. 10B is another state diagram of a partial element in the support frame structure for electronic device according to the invention in bottom view.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

Referring to FIG. 1 and FIG. 2, FIG. 1 is a perspective assembled view of an embodiment of the support frame structure for electronic device according to the invention FIG. 2 is a partial exploded view of an embodiment of the support frame structure for electronic device according to the invention. The support frame structure for electronic device in this invention comprises a stationary rod body 1 which is mechanically connected to a mounting rod body 2 to constitute a support frame structure for the arrangement of an electronic device. The electronic device is a flat panel display, a PDA, or a satellite navigation device. The position of the electronic device may be adjusted by changing the orientation of the support frame structure to facilitate operation or viewing by the user.

Referring to FIG. 1, FIG. 2 and FIG. 3, FIG. 3 a partial cutaway view of an embodiment of the support frame structure for electronic device according to the invention. In this embodiment, the stationary rod body 1 of the support frame structure is a columnar rod body with uniform cross section and having an attaching member 11 at its bottom for securing it on an object; the mounting rod body 2 is a rod body and consisting of a mounting member 21 and a sleeving member 22, the mounting member 21 being disposed at one end of the mounting rod body 2 for mounting the electronic device, the sleeving member 22 being disposed at the other end of the mounting rod body 2 for mechanically connecting the stationary rod body 1. The sleeving member 22 of the mounting rod body 2 has a perforated hole 221 vertically perforating the mounting rod body 2 in axial direction. The inner diameter of the perforated hole 221 matches the outer diameter of the stationary rod body 1 and levelly disposed with an adjusting bolt 222 on its side wall in such a manner that when the perforated hole 221 sleeves over the stationary rod body 1, the contact forces between the sleeving member 22 of the mounting rod body 2 and the stationary rod body 1 can be adjusted using the adjusting bolt 222.

The inner surface of the perforated hole 221 of sleeving member 22 may be disposed with a lining 223. The lining 223 is made of flexible material to prevent friction between the inner surface of the perforated hole 221 of sleeving member 22 and the outer surface of stationary rod body 1 from damaging the surfaces. Moreover, the lining 223 can enhance the frictional forces between the inner surface of the perforated hole 221 of sleeving member 22 and the outer surface of stationary rod body 1 or reduce the gap therebetween, thereby assisting the sleeving member 22 of the mounting rod body 2 to be secured at a vertical height of the stationary rod body 1.

In an embodiment of the support frame structure for electronic device according to the invention, the attaching member 11 at the bottom of the stationary rod body 1 includes a L-shaped plate 111, a screwing member 112, a bolt 113, a bolt handle 114 and a follow block 115. The horizontal member 111 a of the L-shaped plate 111 is fastened to the bottom of the stationary rod body 1. The screwing member 112 is fastened to the bottom part of the vertical member 111 b of the L-shaped plate 111. The bottom part of the bolt 113 is attached to the bolt handle 114, and the bolt 113 is spirally disposed from bottom up in the screwing member 112. The follow block 115 is provided at the top end of the bolt 113. As such, by turning the bolt handle 114, the spiral movement between the bolt 113 and the screwing member 112 can push the follow block 115 upward to enable a flat plate not shown in the figure be gripped between the follow block 115 and the horizontal member 111 a of the L-shaped plate 111, thereby achieving the fastening effect.

Referring to FIG. 1 and FIG. 4, FIG. 4 partial exploded view of an embodiment of the support frame structure for electronic device according to the invention. In this embodiment, the stationary rod body 1 can further include a collar ring 12, the collar ring being an annular body, the inner diameter of the collar ring 12 matching the outer diameter of the stationary rod body 1, and the side wall of the collar ring 12 being perforated in radial direction and inwardly connected with an adjusting bolt 121. The adjusting bolt 121 enables the collar ring 12 to be disposed at any vertical position of the stationary rod body 1 and secured at a place on the stationary rod body 1 corresponding to the sleeving member 22 of mounting rod body 2 so as to aid the support of the sleeving member 22 of mounting rod body 2.

In addition, the top end of stationary rod body 1 forms an apical member 13. The apical member 13 consists of a stationary rod hollow member 131, a top cover 132, and a tool 133. The stationary rod hollow member 131 is a hollow structure that extends axially inside the apical member 13 through the apex; the top cover 132 is a dish-shaped structure disposed at the apical opening of the stationary rod hollow member 131 and able to open or close. The tool 133 includes several hand tools needed for assembling/disassembling or adjusting the support frame structure for electronic device, such as wrench or screw driver.

Furthermore, a hang ring 132 a is disposed at the bottom surface of top cover 132 for hanging the tool 133.

Referring to FIG. 1 and FIG. 2 together with FIGS. 5A, 5B, and 5C, FIG. 5A is a partial cutaway view of an embodiment of the support frame structure for electronic device according to the invention, FIG. 5B is a state diagram of a partial element in FIG. 5A in perspective view, and FIG. 5C is another state diagram of a partial element in FIG. 5A in perspective view. In this embodiment, the mounting member 21 of mounting rod body 2 further comprises: an attaching plate 211, a knob 212, and a back panel 213. The attaching plate 211 is a plate structure having a plurality of predefined holes 211 a for fastening the electronic device. In the example of LCD monitor, which typically comes with standard screw holes on its back, the predefined holes 211 a can match the positions of those standard screw holes. The knob 212 has its front end pivotally connected to the back surface of attaching plate 211 and is pivotally turnable. The knob 212 has a plurality of knob flanges 212 a circularly arranged around the front end plane of knob 212, the knob flanges 212 a being formed by extending forwardly from the front end plane of knob 212. The back panel 213 includes a first panel body 213 a and a second panel body 213 b which together form a symmetrical structure, the center of back panel 213 forming a through knob hole 213 c, the front-end plane of back panel 213 having a recess member 213 d able to accommodate the attaching plate 211, the back-end plane of back panel 213 being disposed with a plurality of guide ribs 213 e, a plurality of notches 213 f, and plurality of stop ribs 213 g, the guide ribs 213 e being annular protruding structure at the back-end plane of the back panel 213 encircling the knob hole 213 c, and a concave member being formed between the guide ribs 213 e to define the notch 213 f, the stop ribs 213 g being corresponding respectively to a guide rib 213 e and extending radially and outwardly from the corresponding guide rib 231 e to protrude on the back-end plane of back panel 213. Thus, when the knob 212 is turned to the knob flange 212 a at the front-end plane of the knob 212 corresponding to the notch 213 f at the back-end plane of the back panel 213, the first panel body 213 a and the second panel body 213 b can transversely disengaged from each other. When the knob 212 is turned to the knob flange 212 a at the front-end plane of the knob 212 corresponding to the guide rib 213 e at the back-end plane of the back panel 213, the first panel body 213 a and the second panel body 213 b will be confined by the knob flange 212 a of the knob 212 and stay put at the back-end plane of the attaching plate 211, and the recess member 213 d at the front-end plane of the back panel 213 will cover the lateral side and the rest of the back-end plane of the attaching plate 211. In addition, if the knob 212 continues to turn while the first panel body 213 a and the second panel body 213 b are in the state of being locked, the knob flange 212 a of the knob 212 will have mechanical interference with the corresponding stop rib 213 g and stop the continued turning of the knob 212 to ensure that the knob 212 can lock the first panel body 213 a and the second panel body 213 b at that position.

Referring to FIG. 1 and FIG. 2, in an embodiment of the support frame structure for electronic device, the mounting rod body 2 pivotally joints the mounting member 21, and said pivot joint member is defined as a first joint member 23. In addition, the mounting rod body 2 pivotally joints the first joint member 23, and said pivot joint member is defined as a second joint member 24, wherein the pivots of the first joint member 23 and the second joint member 24 are perpendicular to each other.

In the aforesaid embodiment, the mounting rod body 2 pivotally joints the sleeving member 22, and said pivot joint is defined as a third joint member 25. The pivot of the third joint member 25 is parallel to the horizontal direction.

Referring to FIGS. 6, 7 and 8, FIG. 6 is a perspective assembled view of an embodiment of the support frame structure for electronic device according to the invention, FIG. 7 is a partial exploded view of an embodiment of the support frame structure for electronic device according to the invention, and FIG. 8 is a partial cutaway view of an embodiment of the support frame structure for electronic device according to the invention. In this embodiment, the support frame structure for electronic device further comprises an extending rod body 3, the extending rod body 3 having an extending rod pivot joint member 31 at one end and an extending rod sleeving member 32 at the other end. The extending rod pivot joint member 31 is a columnar rod body with uniform cross section and perpendicular to the axial direction of the extending rod body 3. The outer diameter of the extending rod pivot joint member 31 matches the inner diameter of the perforated hole 221 of the sleeving member 22 of mounting rod body 2 so that the perforated hole 221 can sleeve over the extending rod pivot joint member 31. The extending rod sleeving member 32 is disposed with an extending rod perforated hole 321 vertically perforating the extending rod body 3 in axial direction. The extending rod perforated hole 321 has its inner diameter matches the outer diameter of the stationary rod body 1 and is levelly disposed with an adjusting bolt 322 on its side wall in such a manner that when the extending rod perforated hole 321 sleeves over the stationary rod body 1, the contact forces between the extending rod sleeving member 32 of the extending rod body 3 and the stationary rod body 1 can be adjusted using the adjusting bolt 322.

The inner surface of the extending rod perforated hole 321 of extending rod sleeving member 32 may be disposed with a lining 323. The lining 323 is made of flexible material to prevent friction between the inner surface of the extending rod perforated hole 321 and the outer surface of stationary rod body 1 from damaging the surfaces. Moreover, the lining 323 can enhance the frictional forces between the inner surface of the extending rod perforated hole 321 and the outer surface of stationary rod body 1 or reduce the gap therebetween, thereby assisting the extending rod sleeving member 32 to be secured at a vertical height of the stationary rod body 1.

Referring to FIGS. 6, 7, 8, together with FIG. 9, FIG. 9 is a partial cutaway view of an embodiment of the support frame structure for electronic device according to the invention. In this embodiment, the extending rod pivot joint member 31 of the extending rod body 3 is disposed with a hollow member 311 extending axially through the top. The top of hollow member 311 is disposed with a cap body 312, and inside of hollow member 311 is disposed with an elastic element 313, one end of the elastic element 313 being able to contact the bottom of cap body 312 so as to provide an acting force to maintain the upward tendency of the cap body 312. The inner surface of hollow member 311 is disposed with an annular body 311 a, the annular body 311 a being formed by extending radially from the inner surface of hollow member 311 and having an inner hole 311 b, a plurality of guide grooves 311 c, and a plurality of notches 311 d. The inner hole 311 b perforates axially the center of annular body 311 a. The guide grooves 311 c are inwardly concave structures that indent from the inner surface of inner hole 311 b and extend along the axial direction. The notches 311 d are inwardly concave structure at the bottom surface of annular body 311 a that extend from the inner surface of inner hole 311 b along the radial direction. The cap body 312 has an outer cap member 312 a and a columnar member 312 b. The outer cap member 312 a is a dish-shaped body with outer diameter being greater than the inner diameter of perforated hole 221 disposed on the sleeving member 22 of mounting rod body 2. The columnar member 312 b is a cylindrical body extending axially from the bottom surface of outer cap member 312 a and slightly longer than the inner hole 311 b. A plurality of flanges 312 c are configured at the bottom of columnar member 312 b formed by extending radially and outwardly from the outer surface of columnar member 312 b. Said flanges 312 c correspond to the guide grooves 311 c and notches 311 d so that when the columnar member 312 b turns relative to the inner hole 311 b, the respective flanges 312 c simultaneously correspond to a guide groove 311 c or a notch 311 d.

Further referring to FIG. 10A and FIG. 10B, FIG. 10A is a state diagram of a partial element in the support frame structure for electronic device according to the invention in bottom view, and FIG. 10B is another state diagram of a partial element in the support frame structure for electronic device according to the invention in bottom view. In the extending rod pivot joint member 31, to install the cap body 312 in the hollow member 311, insert the columnar member 312 b into the inner hole 311 b of annular member 311 a, and cause the flanges 312 c to move downward along the corresponding guide grooves 311 c as shown in FIG. 10 until the flanges 312 c disengage the guide grooves 311 c. When it happens, turn the outer cap member 312 a to drive the turning of flanges 312 c via the columnar member 312 b. Finally, let the flanges 312 c respectively reach the position corresponding to the notches 311 d as shown in FIG. 10B, and the acting force provided by the elastic element 313 will enable the flanges 312 c to engage the corresponding notches 311 d. In addition, when it is desired to remove the cap body 312 from the hollow member 311 of extending rod pivot joint member 31, press on the outer cap member 312 a of the cap body 312 to let the flanges 312 c withdraw from the notches 311 d, and then turn the cap body 312 to drive the turning of flanges 312 c via the columnar member 312 b. Finally, when the flanges 312 c respectively reach the position corresponding to the guide grooves 311 c, the cap body 312 can be removed.

To sum up, the support frame structure for electronic device provided by the invention offers multiple structural functions to increase its load-bearing capacity, thereby enabling it to carry large-size LCD monitors and making it easy for users to operate. Thus the present invention possesses inventive step and meets the essential criteria for patent. The preferred embodiments of the present invention have been disclosed in the examples. However the examples should not be construed as a limitation on the actual applicable scope of the invention, and as such, all modifications and alterations without departing from the spirits of the invention and appended claims shall remain within the protected scope and claims of the invention.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/276.1, 248/309.1
International ClassificationA47F5/06
Cooperative ClassificationF16M11/24, F16M11/04, F16M13/022, F16M2200/068, F16M11/10, F16M11/2035, F16M11/105, F16M13/02
European ClassificationF16M13/02A, F16M11/20A3, F16M11/10A, F16M11/24, F16M13/02, F16M11/10, F16M11/04