Television Type Patents (Class 312/7.2)
  • Patent number: 8087734
    Abstract: Furniture systems are delineated including a first cabinet, a second cabinet and a base for supporting a provided object between the first cabinet and the second cabinet. One or both of the first cabinet and the second cabinet defines a space for which, in a first configuration of the system, the base resides outside of the space, and in a second configuration of the system, the base resides at least partially within the space. Accordingly, the delineated furniture systems can accommodate supporting on the base objects of various dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Furniture Designs by Aspen (Mauritius) Limited
    Inventor: Andreas K. Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20110316395
    Abstract: An automatic teller machine includes a chassis, a user interface module; and a pair of sliding mechanisms. The user interface module is rotatably attached to the chassis. The pair of sliding mechanisms are attached to the chassis and the user interface. Each sliding mechanism includes a first rail and a second rail. The first rail is rotatably secured to the chassis. A second blocking member is located on the first rail. The second rail is rotatably secured to the user interface module and slidable on the first rail. A latch member with a latch portion is rotatably located on the second rail. The user interface module is rotatable between a closed position, where the latch portion is located away from the second blocking member, and an open position, where the latch portion engages with the second blocking member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD
    Inventors: CHIH-KUN SHIH, YANG-JIE LUO, WAN-CHENG LUO, XIANG-XIONG XIAO, SI-LONG LI, JIE PENG
  • Publication number: 20110198972
    Abstract: A flat screen armoire is disclosed which includes a flat screen enclosure area defining first and second interior side walls, a lower interior surface and an upper interior surface. A flat screen support bracket is provided including a vertical support member pivotably engaged to the upper and lower interior surfaces and extending proximate the first side wall. The support bracket further includes a horizontal support member engaged to and extending horizontally from the vertical support member. The support bracket is pivotable from a stowed position within the enclosure area to a position substantially exterior of the armoire, while maintaining clearance from the interior side walls. A false back is engaged to and supported by the horizontal support member so as to pivot with the support bracket so as to conceal the flat screen enclosure area behind the false back when the support bracket is in the stowed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: Robert Kirkeby, Stephen Ardis
  • Patent number: 7965344
    Abstract: An exemplary flat panel display (2) includes a housing (251 and 255) with a pair of joint members (256 and 257), a display panel (253) accommodating in the housing, a base (21) with a supporting member (210), and a pivot mechanism (23) connecting the supporting member and the joint members. The joint members are integrally formed with the housing, whereby the display panel is pivotable relative to the base. With this configuration, the integrated joint members provide the flat panel display with a simple structure, relatively easy assembly, and reduced cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Chimei Innolux Corporation
    Inventors: Te-Hsu Wang, Ming-Chuan Li
  • Patent number: 7954911
    Abstract: A housing with a housing opening at a front, which is closed off by a frame put together from frame legs, wherein the frame opening is and/or can be closed off by a front and/or a cover plate. Accessories, such as handles, storage elements, support arms, pedestals, keyboards and the like are and/or can be connected with the frame legs of the frame. Continuous receiving grooves, open toward the outside, are formed on the outsides of the frame legs. Fastening opportunities are created at all frame locations by fastening devices which can be introduced into the receiving grooves, and thus it is possible to attach any desired accessories at any desired locations of the frame legs of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Paul Root, Markus Neuhof
  • Publication number: 20110110075
    Abstract: A furniture article that comprises a furniture housing which is configured to rest on a surface, and a cord-retractor that is configured to supply power from a wall outlet to an outlet located in or on the furniture housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: Sharon Lynne Smith
    Inventor: Sharon Lynne Smith
  • Patent number: 7940339
    Abstract: The formation of the retaining member 42 at the forming of the main board 40 so as to be able to be cut off and the cutting-off from the main board 40 after the board forming of the main board 40 causes the retaining member 42 to be separated in a letterpress shape from the main board 40. In addition, on the main board 40, the earphone plug socket 44 is mounted with the plug-in inlet 44b facing the outer periphery, the slit is formed and the projected part 43a of the retaining member 42 is fitted into the slit as well. Further, the fitting of the retaining member 42 into the slit 46 causes the side edge 43b thereof to abut on a groove 44a at the back surface of the earphone plug socket 44.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuo Horiuchi
  • Publication number: 20110106653
    Abstract: The display apparatus of the invention is a display case combined with an electronic display for displaying merchandise items such as jewelry both physically and electronically. The electronic display of the merchandise items in the display case includes interactive features, as for example access to a website for purchasing the merchandise items. Where the merchandise items are valuable, such as jewelry, the merchandise items in the display case may be facsimiles of the actual merchandise for sale, so that customers may open the display case without a sales person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: FANTASY DIAMOND CORPORATION
    Inventor: Joseph Hyman Wein
  • Publication number: 20110095660
    Abstract: A bright-surface structure with nut suspended in midair is provided. The bright-surface structure comprises a main body, at least one nut and at least one holder. The main body has a coupling region and at least one appearance surface with smooth and bright face. The nut is disposed at the side of the coupling region. The holder is disposed between said nut and said main body so that said nut can be firmly disposed on said coupling region by means of said holder. Whereby a screw will not approach said main body or said coupling region so that said appearance surface will not deform or wrinkle when said screw is locked into said nut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventor: Chao-Chun Wang
  • Patent number: 7909421
    Abstract: An entertainment center includes a base that expands horizontally to accommodate different width home theater displays; and, a light bridge that rests on top of one or more cabinets placed on either side of the base. The side cabinets provide a vertical column of open space for accommodating wiring among the entertainment system components and ventilation for heat generated by those components. The base includes casters to facilitate moving the base in and out from between the side cabinets. Sliding portions of the base extend horizontally yet continue to transfer all load weight onto the casters. The front woodwork of the base presents a pleasing seamless appearance as a consequence of overlapping trim pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Furniture Designs by Aspen (Mauritius) Limited
    Inventor: Andreas K. Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20110043980
    Abstract: This invention relates to a stand attachment structure for attaching a stand that supports a low-profile display unit, such as a liquid crystal display, in an upright position, and to a rear cabinet. In the rear cabinet (1), a stand mounting part (10) including a temporal fixing means (13) is provided to allow temporal fixation of a stand (5) to the rear cabinet (1). The stand mounting part (10) includes a hook (11) for retaining the stand (5) in a predetermined orientation, and a reinforcing rib (12) having functions of reinforcing the hook and of guiding an engagement tab (52) disposed on the stand (5) for insertion. Then, the stand (5) is temporarily fixed to a display unit (P) by engaging the engagement tab (52) disposed on the stand (5) with the hook (11), and finally secured to the display unit (P) with a set screw (B1) after temporal fixing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Ogura, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Hideo Yonezawa, Tsukasa Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20110025922
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a front panel that surrounds a display unit incorporated in a display device, such as a TV set, for displaying images is formed by securing a plastic frame to a metal frame. Notches provided between screw holes as fixing portions of the plastic frame and the metal frame absorb thermal deformation of the plastic frame due to a change in temperature, thereby realizing a display device and a TV set with displacement of the plastic frame and the metal frame due to the thermal deformation reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventor: Noriaki Toya
  • Patent number: 7864512
    Abstract: A modular container (2) for a flat display panel (3) has a mounting shelf (55) for the panel and power means (48) for selectively raising and lowering the mounting shelf and vertical channels (108) or geared tracks in the container positioned to receive side edges of the panel and adjustable laterally to accommodate panels of different widths. A modular container for a flat display panel has a mounting shelf for the panel and power means for selectively raising and lowering the mounting shelf and remotely controlled power means (32, 76), for moving said container with respect to a seated or recumbent person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventors: Mitchell Kirschner, Ethan Schuman
  • Patent number: 7854484
    Abstract: A recess made up of a rear bushing part receiving part and a front cord guiding part is formed as a space between a pair of rib walls opposed to each other in the left and right direction at a vicinity of an edge rim of a front cabinet on a side to be connected to a rear cabinet. First and second groove parts are formed on inner wall faces of the rib walls opposed to each other sandwiching the bushing part receiving part so as to engage respectively with the first and the second flange parts of the bushing part. The second groove part of the rib walls has no wall at the front side and is open to the cord guiding part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichi Takeda
  • Patent number: 7836565
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a casing, a panel and at least one panel-fixing device. The panel-fixing device, which includes a receiving portion and a clipping portion, fixes the panel at the casing. The receiving portion disposed on the casing includes a plurality of positioning components. The clipping portion, which includes a hooking component, an adjusting component and a fixing plane, is movably engaged with the receiving portion. When the clipping portion is engaged with the receiving portion, the hooking component catches one of the positioning components for fixing the clipping portion. The adjusting component and the hooking portion are substantially parallel to each other. The fixing plane is substantially vertically connected to the adjusting component. When the clipping portion is engaged with the receiving portion, the fixing plane presses against the panel for fixing the panel to the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Qisda Corporation
    Inventor: Han-Kuang Ho
  • Patent number: 7812891
    Abstract: Front cabinets of different sizes have been prepared for each of display apparatuses of different screen sizes. A front cabinet 20 of a size capable of accommodating each of a PDP 31 and a PDP 32 of different screen sizes is provided and it is made possible to select, depending on whether the display accommodated therein is the PDP 31 or the PDP 32, one of a decoration frame 11 whose size of opening corresponds to a screen 31a of the PDP 31 and a decoration frame 12 whose size of opening corresponds to a screen 32a of the PDP 32 is selected and attached to the front cabinet 20. Therefore, one type of front cabinet 20 can be used in each of the cases where the PDP 31 or the PDP 32 is accommodated therein. Thus, the cost for manufacturing plasma televisions of different screen sizes can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Naoto Maruta
  • Patent number: 7768774
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a hard disk drive comprises a housing, a drive main unit contained in the housing, a frame which supports the drive main unit to keep the drive main unit away from the housing, a projection contained in the housing and inwardly projecting, the frame being mounted on the projection, and a bush provided between the frame and the projection. The bush radially receives the weight of the drive main unit. The frame includes a frame main body, a holding portion incorporated in the frame main body and supporting the bush, and a contact portion provided independently of the holding portion and radially contacting the bush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Shunichi Tsuchida
  • Publication number: 20100171693
    Abstract: A display control device includes a cabinet, a detection unit configured to detect an orientation of the cabinet, a display screen, and a display control unit configured to control display of the display screen in accordance with the orientation of the cabinet detected by the detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventors: Kenichi TAMURA, Ikuya Sano, Yasushi Itoshiro, Yoshio Ito, Yoshiyuki Nida
  • Patent number: 7744045
    Abstract: The invention provides a display device having an improved exterior appearance by covering a bracket including a display unit with a back cabinet, capable of having a stand attached thereto and removed therefrom without taking off the back cabinet. A display unit 1 is fixed inside a cabinet 5 composed of a front cabinet 5A and a back cabinet 5B. An opening 28 is formed to the back cabinet 5B having an inner diameter D1 greater than an outer diameter D of a head portion 25A of a fixing screw 25. Thus, the stand 15 can be disassembled from the display unit 1 without taking off the back cabinet 5B, by removing a disengaged fixing screw 25 through the opening 28 to the exterior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Orion Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouji Akagawa, Kenji Shimoshita
  • Publication number: 20100148640
    Abstract: Furniture systems are delineated including a first cabinet, a second cabinet and a base for supporting a provided object between the first cabinet and the second cabinet. One or both of the first cabinet and the second cabinet defines a space for which, in a first configuration of the system, the base resides outside of the space, and in a second configuration of the system, the base resides at least partially within the space. Accordingly, the delineated furniture systems can accommodate supporting on the base objects of various dimensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventor: Andreas K. Nielson
  • Patent number: 7735432
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted display elevating device comprising a display rack for mounting a display, and being provided with a threaded structure; a screw rod, engaging with the threaded structure; a gear transmission pair for coupling the output shaft of a motor with the screw rod; a guide bar carrier, one end of which is connected to the base support, and on which lower guide bars are provided; upper guide bars located in the display rack; and a stop block, on which are provided with lower guide holes and upper guide holes, and stoppers. The vehicle-mounted display elevating device is provided with anti-clamping and self-protection functions, and can be fixed inside an instrument panel, thus reducing the possibility that the display is damaged due to long time exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Shenzhen Roadmate Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Philip Jin, Vicky Chen, Yucong Zou
  • Publication number: 20100102685
    Abstract: A lighted decorative cremation urn memorial constructed of rigid interlocking paneled materials used to house and display cremation urns and the personal effects of the decedent. A multi-chambered design allows for chamber areas to be aesthetically enhanced with the addition of cut stone and fabric inserts while outfitting other chambers with electronic imaging capability such as a liquid crystal display (LCD) picture screen with integrated functions and remote control. A user can utilize chamber areas to simultaneously display cremation urn(s), personal effects, and present electronic media. Certain chambers contain lighting systems, such as light emitting diode (LED) or other, where cremation urns and personal effects can be better accentuated. Added personalization includes the ability to engrave surfaces and affix engraved panels or emblems to suit the user. Thus the family or loved ones of a decedent may be provided with multiple options.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventor: John William Ward
  • Publication number: 20100096958
    Abstract: An appliance with a main body portion and a pivot that allows the appliance to be pivotally mounted to a support structure so that it may be in a retracted position or a non-retracted position; said appliance having a handle portion with a first bolt recess located within said handle; and further comprising a lock body that in use is also attached to said support structure and that houses a first bolt that operably engages a first channel within said lock body; means of moving said bolt from a first position in which it is retracted within said body to a second extended position where it may engage said bolt recess and thereby lock the appliance in a retracted position against said support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: TEMPUS COMPUTERS LIMITED
    Inventor: Richard A. Abram
  • Patent number: 7684184
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display apparatus is provided with a support base including an upright wall and a support wall projecting horizontally from the upright wall, a holder holding a read/write device, a mounting member including a first portion opposed to the holder from above and a second portion horizontally opposed to the upright wall, a first elastic member interposed between the support wall and the holder, a second elastic member interposed between the first portion of the mounting member and the holder, and a fastening member fixing the second portion of the mounting member to the upright wall in a direction perpendicular to a back surface of a display panel. The first elastic member is pressed toward the support wall by a weight of the read/write device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Keisuke Harita
  • Publication number: 20100066217
    Abstract: A cabinet for an electronic device includes a first cabinet member and a second cabinet member. The first cabinet member has a first wall section with an engagement hole. The second cabinet member is fixedly coupled to the first cabinet member. The second cabinet member has a second wall section, an engagement protrusion and a recess. The engagement protrusion is formed on the second wall section and is engaged with the engagement hole of the first wall section. The recess is formed on the second wall section along a base portion of the engagement protrusion. The recess has a rounded portion extending between the base portion of the engagement protrusion and a bottom portion of the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro FUJIKAWA, Shinichiro SAKAMOTO, Yuki OGAKI, Hideo YONEZAWA
  • Patent number: 7679888
    Abstract: A modular container (2) for a flat display panel (3) has a mounting shelf (55) for the panel and power means (48) for selectively raising and lowering the mounting shelf and vertical channels (108) or geared tracks in the container positioned to receive side edges of the panel and adjustable laterally to accommodate panels of different widths. A modular container for a flat display panel has a mounting shelf for the panel and power means for selectively raising and lowering the mounting shelf and remotely controlled power means (32, 76), for moving said container with respect to a seated or recumbent person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Inventors: Mitchell Kirschner, Ethan Schuman
  • Publication number: 20100050909
    Abstract: A bar set includes a collection of independent multipurpose units that can be reduced or increased in number. The set is also capable of flexible configurations. Every multipurpose unit in the bar set can be converted into an art platform and the plurality of these art platforms provides options of use. The display of aquarium, artwork and TV originates from a TV cabinet unit and this unit is also used as a music speaker. The bar cabinet unit includes compartments for electric lift means, movable panel, display shelves, pull out panel, music speaker and a fridge. The table unit includes a built-in container for table surface display of edibles with a container cover that also functions as a table surface. This unit also includes compartments for the display of remote controls, wine openers, plates and serviette dispenser and compartments for the storage of trash bins, champagne bucket and ice bucket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Okechukwu Ambrose Obiorah
  • Patent number: 7667968
    Abstract: A cooling system for an electrical device includes a receptacle unit having a main opening with an inner chamber, a cooling unit operably associated with the electrical device arranged in the chamber of the receptacle unit, intake and exhaust openings arranged between the electronic device and the receptacle unit, an intake path extending from the intake opening to the cooling unit via the chamber of the receptacle unit and an exhaust path extending from the cooling unit to the exhaust opening via the inner space of the receptacle unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Exceptional Innovation, LLC
    Inventors: Seale Moorer, Eric Eichensehr, William K. Virgin, Joseph Lehman
  • Patent number: 7658456
    Abstract: There is provided a rib structure formed at a predetermined position inside a cabinet and at positions around a display panel housed in a cabinet, the rib structure including a first rib portion that is substantially linear and one end of which is opposed to a side face of the display panel and a second rib portion that is substantially U-shaped and connected to an other end of the first rib portion at a nearly bottom position of the U-shape and two ends of the U-shape being connected to a wall face of the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Keisuke Aikawa
  • Patent number: 7654899
    Abstract: A gaming machine for playing a wagering game includes a housing having a display region, a controller for conducting the wagering game, and a video projector coupled to the controller. The display region includes a plurality of projection surfaces secured to floating screen assemblies. The video projector simulates mechanical reels of a slot machine in the display region. The video projector displays images of a plurality of symbols that indicate a randomly selected outcome of said wagering game. The images are projected onto the projection surfaces within the display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: WMS Gaming Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Durham, Mark B. Gagner, James M. Rasmussen, Alfred Thomas, Vladimir I. Arezina, Stephen A. Canterbury, Victor Mercado, Samuel D. Ralston, Matthew R. Fitzsimons
  • Patent number: 7626642
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a driving assembly of an audio/video system, more particularly, to a driving assembly of an audio/video system for a vehicle, in which a motor part and a back-and-forth motion member are mounted on a low-surface chassis, and a connecter mounted on the motor part is connected to a main printed circuit board and cable for controlling a motor. Thus, if there are faulted parts in the motor part or the back-and-forth motion member, or in other parts for controlling the motor part of the main printed circuit board, any one can easily identify and see the faulted parts to be changed or repaired, simply by separating the main chassis from the low-surface chassis. As a result, assembly efficiency of the driving assembly of the AV system is much improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang-Ho Lee
  • Publication number: 20090267461
    Abstract: The invention regards an arrangement (10, 30) such as a flat panel TV (12), which has a changeable front panel (14) adapted to a front face (16, 34, 40) of the arrangement (10, 30). The front panel (14) is changeable from the arrangement (10, 30) via magnets (22), Velcro material and notches (60), whereby the front panel (14) is changeable through simple hand grips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Jan Salloum, Fawzi Salloum, Maen Saloum, Soheil Salloum
  • Publication number: 20090261694
    Abstract: A flat panel display includes locating members each having a plate-shaped base part, a holding surface rising substantially perpendicularly from sides forming a corner of the base part, and a flange extending outward from the skirt of the holding surface and provided with through holes. The locating members are disposed with the base parts thereof facing a back surface of a display panel and the holding surfaces pressed against side surfaces forming corners of the display panel. Screws passed through the through holes are screwed into the internally threaded holes of bosses to locate the display panel on a front cabinet. The specifications of the display panel can be changed without changing the design of the front cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takahito Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 7593002
    Abstract: Positioning a front panel of a telematics terminal includes receiving an electronic signal that indicates a change in a physical position of a display panel of the telematics terminal. The front panel, which is distinct from the display panel of the telematics terminal but located on a same side of the telematics terminal as the display panel, is moved from a first position to a second position based on the control signal. The second position is physically displaced from the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jin-Hee Tak
  • Patent number: 7584705
    Abstract: A system for rising and storing a monitor to a desk includes a box located beneath a top of the desk and having a top hole. A link mechanism includes a transverse bar on which the base of the monitor is rested and two first links are pivotably connected to two ends of the transverse bar. The two first links are pivotably connected to two first ends of two plates which are pivotably connected to the box by two respective mediate portions. Two second links are connected to two second ends of the plates and a cover for closing a top hole of the box. Two springs are connected between the plates and two protrusions on the first links. The cover is moved vertically into the top hole of the box and then pivoted an angle when the monitor is moved through the top hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Inventor: Chao-Lin Chen
  • Publication number: 20090218918
    Abstract: Disclosed is a media cabinet including mirrors for revealing a media display. The mirrored media cabinet allows a dresser to function as a television stand and dresser combination which would normally require two separate cabinets. The media cabinet eliminates the need for an additional chest or armoire for television storage, which can save space while concealing the television when not in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventors: Ed Wilson, Ron Thames
  • Publication number: 20090189493
    Abstract: There is provided a rib structure formed at a predetermined position inside a cabinet and at positions around a display panel housed in a cabinet, the rib structure including a first rib portion that is substantially linear and one end of which is opposed to a side face of the display panel and a second rib portion that is substantially U-shaped and connected to an other end of the first rib portion at a nearly bottom position of the U-shape and two ends of the U-shape being connected to a wall face of the cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Keisuke AIKAWA
  • Patent number: 7562949
    Abstract: Furniture systems are delineated including a first cabinet, a second cabinet and a base for supporting a provided object between the first cabinet and the second cabinet. One or both of the first cabinet and the second cabinet defines a space for which, in a first configuration of the system, the base resides outside of the space, and in a second configuration of the system, the base resides at least partially within the space. Accordingly, the delineated furniture systems can accommodate supporting on the base objects of various dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Furniture Designs by Aspen (Mauritius) Limited
    Inventor: Andreas K. Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20090140615
    Abstract: Apparatus for supporting an audio/video system, the system including a thin screen video display unit, video components operatively coupled to the display unit for generating video signals displayable by the unit, and audio components for generating audio signals, includes an elevator mechanism for the display unit and an exterior housing. The exterior housing includes a top opening sized to permit upward and downward movement of the display unit through the opening. The video and audio components are fixedly mounted to, the housing. The elevator mechanism extends upwardly within the housing and comprises an elevator platform adapted to carry the display unit between a lower position where the display unit when carried by the platform is retracted into the mechanism and an upper position where the display unit when carried by the platform is deployed above both the elevator mechanism and the exterior housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2004
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventor: Basil Norman Freeman
  • Publication number: 20090127306
    Abstract: A portable unit includes a body having a bottom panel, a wall extending upward from the bottom panel and surrounding at least a portion of the bottom panel to define an interior area; a lid moveably connected with the body, the lid moveable between an open position and a closed position; and a video monitor connected with the lid, the video monitor moveable between an open and a closed position. In the closed position the video monitor may be oriented substantially parallel to the lid. The video monitor may be connected to one or more electronic devices for providing live broadcast or recorded video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventors: Kevin G. Mims, Michael G. Mims
  • Patent number: 7529082
    Abstract: Each of attachments 50 has fixtures formed in a base part 51 for fixation to metal fixtures 80a and 80b. It also has a projecting part 52 having two surfaces formed on its side which opposes one of brackets 20. The two surfaces differ in height by an amount corresponding to the difference in height between the metal fixtures 80a and 80b. Each of the two surfaces has a fixture formed thereon. The brackets 20 each have screw holes and clearance holes formed in their portions which oppose, when their vertical locations relative to PDP 10a and PDP 10b are kept unchanged, the attachments 50 fixed to the metal fixtures 80a and 80b, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Naoto Maruta
  • Publication number: 20090072678
    Abstract: A display has a front cabinet provided with a holding structure including plurality of bosses protruding from a boundary of a display panel holding area on the back surface of the front cabinet and provided with axial threaded holes, respectively, positioning ribs protruding from the back surface of the front cabinet so as to be in contact with a perimeter of a display panel placed in the front cabinet to position the display panel in the front cabinet, and screwing members each having a threaded part capable of being screwed into the threaded hole of the boss, and a pressing part extending about the axis of the threaded part. The bosses of the holding structure are divided into sets each of the adjacently arranged bosses respectively having different lengths respectively for display panels respectively having different thicknesses. A desired one of display panels respectively having different thicknesses can be fixedly held in the front cabinet without using additional holding members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira Yokawa
  • Publication number: 20090015113
    Abstract: An apparatus including a cabinet which displays content in a screen in response to digital contact with a transparent surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: YDREAMS INFORMATICA, S.A.
    Inventor: Edmundo Manuel Nabais Nobre
  • Publication number: 20090001858
    Abstract: Strip mounts on the top and bottom screen mounting brackets for holding a projection display screen in place while accommodating screen tolerances are disclosed. The strip mounts have a C-shaped profile that holds the display screen in place. The screen mounting brackets are elongate, stiff members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventors: Scott Joseph Duggan, Darin Bradley Ritter
  • Patent number: 7471804
    Abstract: A flat panel monitor frame (10) with integrated speakers (26) as well as planar speakers (50a, 50b, 50c) for facilitating a consumer's selection of an aesthetic visual effect and for enhancing an acoustic experience for a flat panel monitor (22), having user-detachable and replaceable trim (36) for facilitating blending of the frame (10) and flat panel monitor (22) into the room decor, and having an array of speakers (26) within at least one frame side (12, 14, 16, 18), reducing the need for additional floor or wall-mounted speakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: Monster Cable Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Noel Lee
  • Patent number: 7467832
    Abstract: A front structure included in a cabinet for a television set and formed by a gas assist injection molding process has a front wall and side walls extending backward from thick peripheral parts of the front wall, and is provided with joining structures each including a support structure consisting of a first reinforcing rib, a second reinforcing rib and a third reinforcing rib, and a boss supported by the support structure. The second and the third reinforcing ribs are extended from the first reinforcing rib toward the thick peripheral part to positions at a predetermined distance from the thick peripheral part such that the second and the third reinforcing rib are not joined directly to the thick peripheral part to prevent a gas flowing through the thick peripheral part from flowing into the joining structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Naoto Maruta
  • Patent number: 7464998
    Abstract: A cover member capable of opening and closing a large opening formed at a bottom wall of a rear member having a cord lead out port is molded integrally with the bottom wall via a resin hinge. The electric cord is led to outside of the cabinet main body via the cord lead out port. The resin hinge is provided with a function of urging the cover member always in an opening direction. The cover member is provided with a projection comprising a rib. A projected piece of the cover member is provided with an attaching screw inserting hole. The cover member is fixed to a chassis by an attaching screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinichiro Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20080297012
    Abstract: An artistic flat panel concealment screen is shown for discretely concealing a display device or the like, when the device is not in use. The invention can be articulated using a set of panels and mechanical hinges, which expose the display device for use when the invention is in the “open” position. In the open position, the panels are permitted to fold out of the way and preferably flat against an adjacent surface through use of riser plates. When the display is not in use, the panels of the invention can be “closed” to conceal the unused display device behind a piece of “art” or décor that is applied to the outside of the panels. The panels of the invention span a concealment box that is used to surround the display device and provide the enclosure for the device. The concealment box may either be an external structure mounted to the surface of an existing wall or may be a recess into a wall or other structure of a building such as a bookshelf or furniture piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventor: Cathryn Cooper
  • Publication number: 20080297013
    Abstract: A projection is formed on the upper edge of the side wall of a front cabinet, a depression is formed on the upper edge of the side wall of a front cover, and a protrusion is formed on the upper edge of the side wall of a rear cabinet. The front cabinet is supported between the front cover and the rear cabinet, such that the projection of the front cabinet is pressed against the depression of the front cover by the protrusion of the rear cabinet and the upper edge of the side wall thereof, and the projection of the front cabinet is locked by the depression of the front cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventors: Takeo Iwai, Katsuhiko Makino
  • Patent number: 7455267
    Abstract: A display apparatus is provided. The display apparatus includes a stand body arranging cables connected to a main body and reducing costs and time in manufacturing the display apparatus. The display apparatus includes a stand base, the stand body, the main body, and a cable holder. The stand body is supported by the stand base. The main body displaying images is supported by the stand body. The cable holder collecting cables is connected to the main body, the cable holder being attachable to a mounting portion of the stand body and detachable from the mounting portion of the stand body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Sung Hwan Kim