|Publication number||US20030075653 A1|
|Application number||US 10/036,114|
|Publication date||24 Apr 2003|
|Filing date||19 Oct 2001|
|Priority date||19 Oct 2001|
|Publication number||036114, 10036114, US 2003/0075653 A1, US 2003/075653 A1, US 20030075653 A1, US 20030075653A1, US 2003075653 A1, US 2003075653A1, US-A1-20030075653, US-A1-2003075653, US2003/0075653A1, US2003/075653A1, US20030075653 A1, US20030075653A1, US2003075653 A1, US2003075653A1|
|Original Assignee||Chin-Chu Li|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (49), Classifications (25)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
 (a) Field of the invention
 The invention relates to a liquid crystal display support, particularly a support for the exclusive purpose of supporting a liquid crystal display, enabling a user to freely adjust the support at all possible angles, thereby providing convenience to the user and enhancing its market competitiveness.
 (b) Description of the Prior Art
 A support is a structure used to uphold a computer monitor or other devices, enabling the computer monitor to occupy a minimum space, enhance convenience to the user, and increase market competitiveness.
 As shown in FIG. 1 that shows a side view of a conventional computer monitor support. The support 10 comprises a fixing clamp 11, a carrier 12, a lower support arm 13, a linking element 14, an upper support arm 15 and a front plate 16.
 The fixing clamp is fastened to a margin of a tabletop 111. The fixing clamp 11 is joined to a lower part of a carrier 12. At a lower part of the fixing clamp 11 is a clamp plate 113 that can be elevated or lowered by the control of a bolt 112. By rotating the bolt 112, the clamp plate 113 is elevated or lowered to fasten the fixing clamp 11 to or loosen it from a margin of a tabletop 111.
 An upper part of the carrier 12 is joined to an end of the lower support arm 13. Another end of the lower support arm 13 is joined to a rear side of the linking element 14. A front side of the linking element 14 is joined to one end of the upper support arm 15. Another end of the upper support arm 15 is joined to a rear end of the front plate 16. The front plate 16 serves to accommodate the placement of a base 171 of a liquid crystal display 17. The clamping force of the fixing clamp 11 enables the lower support arm 13, the linking element 14 and the upper support arm 15 to carry the weight of the liquid crystal display 17.
 Though the conventional front plate 16 serves to accommodate the placement of the base 171 of the liquid crystal display 17, the front plate 16 has no way of fixing the base 171, leading to the accident of falling off of the liquid crystal display 17 easily while the support rack 10 is pulled. Therefore, the aforementioned conventional type of computer monitor support does involve some inconveniences and shortcomings that need improvement.
 To seek possible improvement on the above inconveniences and shortcomings, the inventor has devoted in intensive research and has come up with the present invention of “liquid crystal display support” with reasonable design and effective improvement.
 The primary objective of the invention is to provide a liquid crystal support, at a front part of the support is a plurality of fixing units and fixing slots to join and fasten the liquid crystal display, avoid the liquid crystal display from falling off, and enhance the safety of the liquid crystal display and convenience to the user.
 To achieve the above objective, the present invention provides a liquid crystal display, comprising a fixing clamp, a pivoted carrier, a lower support arm, a linking element, an upper support arm, a joining element and a turning joint. The fixing clamp is fastened to an appropriate location (such as a margin of a tabletop). The pivoted carrier is joined to an upper part of the fixing clamp. An upper part of the pivoted carrier is joined to one end of the lower support arm. Another end of the lower support arm is joined to a rear side of the linking element. A front end of the linking element is joined to one end of the upper support arm. Another end of the upper support arm 15 is joined to a joining element. The joining element is joined to a turning joint. At a front side of the turning joint is a plurality of fixing slots and fixing units, including screws. The fixing slots and the fixing units can be linked to a liquid crystal display to achieve the function of complete fastening, avoiding the liquid crystal display from falling off, and enhancing safety to the liquid crystal display.
 For better understanding of the characteristics and technical approach of the present invention, please refer to the detailed description and drawings as follows. The accompanying drawings provided for the purposes of reference and description shall not be based to restrict or limit the spirit and intent of the invention.
 To enable better understanding of the above objectives, characteristics and features of the present invention, a preferred embodiment and accompanying drawings are provided for detailed description as follows:
FIG. 1 is a schematic view of a prior art of operating computer monitor support.
FIG. 2 is a schematic view of the invention.
FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the invention.
FIG. 4 is a side view of the invention in action.
FIG. 5 is a schematic view of the invention of operating computer monitor support.
 As shown in FIGS. 2, 3, 4 and 5, the present invention relates to a liquid crystal display (LCD) support, particularly to a support exclusively for liquid crystal display with free angle adjustment of the support at all angles, providing best convenience to the user and enhancing market competitiveness, comprising a fixing clamp 21, a pivoted carrier 22, a lower support arm 23, a linking element 24, an upper support arm 25, a joining element 26 and a turning joint 27.
 The fixing clamp 21 is U-shaped. The fixing clamp 21 is fixed to an appropriate location (such as a margin of a tabletop). The fixing clamp 21 is linked to the lower part of a pivoted carrier 22. The fixing clamp 21 has a clamp plate 222 (shown in FIG. 3) at the lower part thereof, using a bolt 221 to control its elevation. Rotation of the bolt 221 causes the clamp plate 222 to rise or fall, fastening or loosening the fixing clamp 21 to or from an appropriate location.
 The pivoted carrier 22 is joined to an upper part of the fixing clamp 21. The pivoted carrier 22 serves to adjust the turning directions of the lower support arm 23, the linking element 24, the upper support arm 25, the joining element 26 and the turning joint 27 that are installed above the pivoted carrier 22. The upper part of the pivoted carrier 22 is joined to one end of the lower support arm 23. Another end of the lower support arm 23 is joined to a rear side of the linking element 24. A front side of the linking element 24 is joined to one end of the upper support arm 25. Since the above construction is the same as the prior art and is not included in the subject claim, further elaboration thereof will not be necessary.
 The upper support arm 25 and the lower support arm 23 are linked to an elastic element 231. The elastic element 231 serves to facilitate the user's moving in a smoother and energy-saving way. A front end of the upper support arm 25 is joined to the joining element 26. The joining element 26 is linked to a rear end of the turning joint 27. The joining element 26 enables the turning joint 27 to turn either to the left or to the right (as shown in FIG. 4). The turning joint 27 enables the LCD 28 to move either up or down or at any angle, thereby providing convenience for adjustment. At a front side of the turning joint 27 are a plurality of fixing slots 271 and fixing units 272 such as screws. The fixing slots 271 and fixing units 272 can be linked with the LCD 28 (shown in FIG. 5), thereby achieving the purpose of international-standard hanging holes (not shown in drawing) to be completely fixed to a rear side of the LCD 28, preventing the LCD 28 from falling off, and enhancing the safety of the LCD 28.
 As described above, the present invention of LCD support has at least the following features:
 1. The pivoted carrier 12, the joining element 26 and the turning joint 27 work together to provide turning for the LCD 28, achieving best convenience to the user.
 2. A plurality of fixing slots 271 and fixing units 272 enable complete fixing of the LCD 28, increasing safety effectively.
 3. The front end of the upper support arm 25 is joined to the joining element 26 to prevent excessive long distance that may cause frequent wear away the surface of tabletop, resulting in ugly traces.
 To conclude, it is evident that the invention of LCD support has industrial applicability, novelty and an inventive step, and the innovated structure of the invention has not yet been seen in similar products, used in public, or disclosed in similar publications. Having satisfied the requirements for a patent right, therefore, this application is duly filed according to the patent law. Your favorable consideration will be appreciated.
 Although the present invention has been illustrated and described with reference to the preferred embodiment thereof, it should be understood that it is in no way limited to the details of such embodiment but is capable of numerous modifications within the scope of the appended claims.
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|U.S. Classification||248/274.1, 248/919, 361/679.27, 248/231.71|
|International Classification||F16M13/02, F16M11/04, F16M11/12|
|Cooperative Classification||F16M11/24, F16M13/022, F16M13/02, F16M11/12, F16M11/04, F16M11/10, F16M11/2014, F16M11/2092, F16M2200/044, F16M2200/063|
|European Classification||F16M11/24, F16M11/10, F16M11/20C, F16M11/20A1, F16M13/02A, F16M13/02, F16M11/04, F16M11/12|