(19)
(11)EP 1 848 916 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
06.06.2012 Bulletin 2012/23

(21)Application number: 06710161.8

(22)Date of filing:  14.02.2006
(51)Int. Cl.: 
F16M 11/18  (2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/GB2006/050037
(87)International publication number:
WO 2006/087586 (24.08.2006 Gazette  2006/34)

(54)

DISPLAY DEVICE AND STAND THEREFOR

ANZEIGEVORRICHTUNG UND STÄNDER DAFÜR

DISPOSITIF D'AFFICHAGE ET SUPPORT POUR CELUI-CI


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

(30)Priority: 15.02.2005 GB 0503150

(43)Date of publication of application:
31.10.2007 Bulletin 2007/44

(73)Proprietor: MATHEWS, Mark Oliver
Guildford Surrey GU2 7ND (GB)

(72)Inventor:
  • MATHEWS, Mark Oliver
    Guildford Surrey GU2 7ND (GB)

(74)Representative: Williams, Ceili et al
Stevens Hewlett & Perkins 1, Pemberton Row
London EC4A 3BG
London EC4A 3BG (GB)


(56)References cited: : 
WO-A-00/73697
US-A- 6 102 355
US-B1- 6 655 645
JP-A- 60 188 982
US-A1- 2004 066 612
  
  • PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN vol. 2000, no. 02, 29 February 2000 (2000-02-29) -& JP 11 331735 A (CANON INC), 30 November 1999 (1999-11-30)
  
Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


Description


[0001] This invention relates to a display device and stand therefor of the type that can be used in an office or other place, and incorporates a display screen to display information from a computer or other source of visual information.

[0002] Such stands are well known but are only for the use of holding the display device in a fixed position, although adjustment of height and tilt of the display may be possible.

[0003] An increasing problem for people who use such devices is the risk of physical strain or even injury due to the static nature of the use of such equipment where the user may sit in the same position for many hours at a time. These problems include work related neck, back, shoulder and upper limb disorder and repetitive strain injury, both which can in extremis cause substantial disability.

[0004] Different items and strategies can be used to help alleviate these issues such as ergonomic chairs that support the back properly, the use of a correctly adjusted desk height, a good display that does not flicker and a well illuminated work area.

[0005] However all these aids still result in an essentially static configuration in which the user is habitually likely to take the same postures time and time again. This statification of the user's posture can, over a relatively short period of time, lead to discomfort and if not treated promptly can soon turn into real discomfort and injury.

[0006] The present invention seeks to eliminate or reduce this problem by providing means for continuously or intermittently moving at least the display screen of the display device on at least one and preferably several axes so that the user will continuously shift their position to adapt to the displacement of the display screen. This movement on the part of the user may only be small but because of the kinematic nature of the human musculoskeletal system even small changes have the effect of preventing the body from locking into rigid positions.

[0007] WO 0073697 describes a display screen that is automatically adjustable. Various actuators and motors are operable to enable the screen to be raised and lowered; rotated in its own plane; rotated about a vertical axis and tilted about a horizontal axis. This enables a user to adjust the screen to a preferred position and / or avoid annoyances such as sunlight refecting from the screen.

[0008] Accordingly, in a first aspect this invention provides an assembly comprising a display device having a display screen, the assembly comprising means for mounting the assembly on a surface such that the display device may be viewed by a user. The mounting means incorporates a drive arrangement operable to move the display screen of the display device. The drive arrangement includes a first means for driving the display screen of the display device in a vertical direction and a first means for rotating the display screen of the display device about a horizontal axis, the assembly being characterised by the first driving means being linked to the first rotating means so as to maintain the display screen at approximately the same orientation with respect to the user as the display screen is moved vertically when in use.

[0009] In a second aspect, this invention provides an assembly comprising a stand for a display device, said stand having means for supporting the display device, and means for mounting the assembly on a surface so that the display device may be viewed by a user. The mounting means incorporates a drive arrangement operable to move the supporting means and the display device when supported thereon. The drive arrangement includes a first means for driving the supporting means whereby the display screen of the display device is moved in a vertical direction and a first means for rotating the supporting means whereby the display screen of the display device is rotated about a horizontal axis. The assembly is characterised by the first driving means being linked to the first rotating means so as to maintain the display screen at approximately the same orientation with respect to the user as the display screen is moved vertically when in use.

[0010] Thus it will be understood that the assembly of the invention can be constituted as the display device itself, incorporating the drive arrangement for driving the movement of the display screen. Alternatively, the assembly of the invention can be constituted simply as a stand, which has means for supporting a display device incorporating a display screen, which stand incorporates the drive arrangement for driving movement of the display device and hence the display screen when the display device is mounted on the stand. Thus, in the latter case, the stand can be used to mount a conventional commercial display monitor.

[0011] Throughout this specification the term display device is assumed to mean any device incorporating a display screen intended for viewing by a user, and includes such things as VDU's (visual display units), computer and game console monitors and televisions. The display device will also comprise means for mounting the display screen and probably, but not necessarily, electronic circuitry for driving the display screen.

[0012] Preferably, the drive arrangement includes a second means for driving either the display device or the supporting means whereby the display screen of the display device is moved in a horizontal direction and the drive arrangement further includes a second means for rotating either the display device or the supporting means whereby the display screen of the display device is rotated about a vertical axis, wherein the second driving means is linked to the second rotating means so as to maintain the display screen at approximately the same orientation with respect to the user as the display screen is moved horizontally.

[0013] The movement provided to the display screen may be continuous or intermittent. Switch means may also be provided for switching the drive arrangement on and off. The drive arrangement preferably comprises one or more electric motors.

[0014] In order to provide adjustment for different users and/or medical conditions, means may also be provided for varying the speed of the movement and optionally varying the range of movement.

[0015] The surface on which the display device (or stand therefor) is mounted may be at any orientation, but a vertical (e.g. wall) or horizontal (e.g. desk) surface are the most likely.

[0016] Preferably the mounting means is made from metal which may be folded from sheet materials or cut from extruded sections, but some or all the components could be formed from plastic or other engineering materials. The drive arrangement may incorporate one or more electric motors attached to lead screws or belts and operating either in a self contained manner or by external control from a computer.

[0017] The assembly may optionally comprise a controller running a software program, for controlling the energisation of the electric motor or motors.

[0018] The parameters of movement of the display screen may be controlled either manually by the user, or directly or indirectly by means of a computer programme running on a microprocessor circuit. Such a circuit may either be built in to the assembly, or be provided externally, for example by way of a separate PC or other computing device. Use of a computer or similar microprocessor-based circuitry will enable software to be run to control the electric motors to cause the display screen to make prescribed movements.

[0019] In this way, as the user works in front of the display screen, they will be gently lead to move their head, neck and shoulders all the time that they are working in order to keep their eyes locked onto the moving display screen. The result of this is that the user will be getting a constant, gentle workout that may potentially have at least the following benefits:
  1. 1. It will keep their muscles and joints free and mobile (rather than causing them to stiffen up).
  2. 2. It will improve the circulation to and from the muscles, joints, nerves and head, thus avoiding the build up of congestion and stasis, resulting in inflammation, pain and degenerative disorders.
  3. 3. It will help to maintain mental focus and thus improve productivity and bringing about a reduction in errors.
  4. 4. The user will tire less and at the end of the day will feel very more refreshed and well.
  5. 5. It will relieve some of the monotony of various jobs and stimulate creativity.
  6. 6. It will relieve stress (a big cause of ill health amongst static workers).
  7. 7. It will enhance cardiovascular, autoimmune and intellectual functioning.
  8. 8. It will contribute to a better quality of life that will have positive knock on effects to the home, family and community at large.


[0020] In order that the invention may be better understood, two embodiments thereof will now be described by way of example only, and with reference to the accompanying drawings in which:

Figure 1 is a diagrammatic view of a user sitting at a desk operating a computer;

Figure 2 illustrates the concept of the invention using the situation shown in Figure 1;

Figure 3 is a perspective view from the rear and one side of a first embodiment of a display device according to the invention;

Figure 4 is a front view of the display device of Figure 3;

Figure 5 is a top view of the display device of Figure 3;

Figure 6 is a side view of the display device of Figure 3;

Figure 7 is view similar to Figure 3, showing an alternative embodiment which is not part of the invention; and

Figure 8 is a detailed view of one of the actuators used in the embodiment of Figure 7.



[0021] Referring to Figure 1 there is shown an example situation where a conventional display screen 1 forming part of a computer is positioned on a desk 4 with a user 2 seated on a chair 3.

[0022] Shown in Figure 2 is the same situation but in which arrows are used to represent movement of the display screen 1 in the vertical plane (arrow 5) and horizontal plane (arrow 6). As represented by the arrows 7 and 8, the user is encouraged to move their body and seating position as the movement of the display screen takes place.

[0023] Reference is now made to Figures 3 to 6 which show a first embodiment of a display device according to the invention. It will be understood that the device could be used in any situation in which a display would normally be used, such as the situation illustrated in Figures 1 and 2.

[0024] The display device comprises a vertical hollow column 10 attached to a saddle 11 which is horizontally slidable along a horizontal hollow column 20. The display screen 1 is mounted on a support 30 which in turn is fitted to a movable collar 31 by means of a pivot 32, to allow the display screen to rotate about the pivot. The collar 31 is slidably vertically on the column 10 and the movable collar 31 is driven by an electric motor 40 connected to an internal lead screw or belt (not visible) inside the vertical column 10. The saddle 11 is likewise driven from inside the horizontal column 20 by a second electric motor 41.

[0025] It will be seen that the electric motors 40 and 41 enable the display screen to be continuously or intermittently driven in the horizontal and vertical planes, and this may be sufficient in some circumstances. However the illustrated arrangement also provides for the angle of the display screen, to be also changed under power. This may be carried out simply to provide a rotational movement of the display screen independent of the horizontal and/or vertical movement. However, it may be advantageous to tilt the display screen 1 about pivot 32 as it moves up and down the vertical column 10 in such a way that the flat face of the display screen 1 remains at approximately the same relative angle to the user irrespective of its vertical position. Tilting of the display screen may be performed by an additional motor assembly or, as shown in this embodiment, by a mechanical interconnection between the support 30 and the vertical column 10. For this purpose an offset bar 35 is mounted to one side of the column 10 between blocks 36, 37 attached to the side of the column. As can be seen the lower block 37 is attached towards the front of the column 10 whereas the upper block 36 is attached towards the rear of the column 10 so that the bar 35 is tilted away from the vertical by a few degrees. Meanwhile, the support 30 is equipped with a bracket 33 which carries a follower 34 which bears against the bar 35, either solely due to gravity, or by spring pressure, or a combination of both. The follower 34 can take various forms, such as a wheel (as shown), or a ball bearing. It will be seen that, as the display screen 1 is raised or lowered on the vertical column 10, the offset weight of the display screen 1 presses down and because of the pivot 32 and due to the slope of the bar 35 causes the display screen 1 to tilt forwards or backwards. Adjustment of the amount of tilt relative to the moment of the display screen 1 may be obtained by adjusting the position of the wheel 34 relative to the pivot point and/or changing the angular alignment of the offset bar 35 relative to the vertical.

[0026] Furthermore, it will be clear to those skilled in the art that a similar mechanism (not shown) may be incorporated into the horizontal axis to swivel the display screen 1 so as to keep its face towards the user as the display screen 1 is moved from side to side under the power of motor 41.

[0027] The display stand mechanism is mounted on a base 50, but it may alternatively be bolted directly onto a surface in situations where it might be advantageous to have the display device firmly mounted.

[0028] The specific detail of the motor drive to the belts or lead screws and the detail of the mounting of one axis to another and to the display screen 1 is not shown as this is well understood by those practised in the art of mechanical engineering, and furthermore could be implemented in a number of different ways according to the materials and methods used in the construction of the display stand and the size of the display screen that it is designed to support and move. Furthermore, the electrical arrangements for powering the motors 40/41 are not illustrated or described since they will be readily apparent to those skilled in the art. The control of the motors can be simple or complex depending upon the circumstance and type of control desired. Two possible methods are briefly described below.

[0029] In the simplest arrangement (not shown), each driven axis has a rod with two adjustable end stops which is held in such a manner as to be able to move only in the same axis as the driven column which it is to control. The rod is held in such a manner that it can move when the saddle presses against one of the end stops, but will otherwise remain in position. This rod is used in conjunction with a switch that directly or indirectly reverses the voltage across the appropriate motor 40 or 41 and hence changes the direction that the motor is driving.

[0030] In a more complex arrangement illustrated, each column 10, 20 is fitted with individual limit detectors 45 at each end of the columns, which may be mechanical switches or solid state devices. A control circuit (not shown) detects when one of the limit detectors is reached and reverses the direction of the appropriate motor 40, 41. This control circuit may be embodied in a number of ways from simple electromechanical relays to a microcontroller which may in turn be controlled remotely by a program running on a computer.

[0031] The exact embodiment of the control of the movement of the invention would be readily apparent to those skilled in the art.

[0032] Reference is now made to Figures 7 and 8 which illustrate an embodiment of a moving display device that is not part of this invention. The same reference numerals are used to represent corresponding parts in the embodiment of Figures 3 to 6. In the embodiment of Figures 7 and 8, the display screen 1 is mounted to the base 50 by a mechanical support structure incorporating a Stewart platform or equivalent mechanism. A Stewart platform is a well known positional mechanism having six degrees of freedom and was first described in a paper by D Stewart entitled "A Platform with Six Degrees of Freedom" in UK Institution of Mechanical Engineers Proceedings 1965-66, Vol 180, Pt 1, No 15, pages 371-386. The Stewart platform is mounted on an angled mounting bracket 62 attached to the base 50. The moving platform itself is shown under reference 60 and this is supported by six linear actuators 61. Each linear actuator has a universal joint 70 at its upper end and a further universal joint 75 at its lower end, by which the linear actuators are attached to the platform 60 and mounting bracket 62 respectively. The display screen 1 is mounted on the platform 60 via a mounting block 65 which supports the pivot 32. The above-described configuration allows the platform 60 to move the display screen 1 with six degrees-of-freedom employing the fewest number of actuators 61 while maintaining stiffness by using only two-force-members (a component that is subjected only to tension and compression).

[0033] The pivot 32 allows the display screen 1 to be adjusted for a neutral tilt when the mechanism is in its home position (the home position is defined as that which the mechanism assumes when all six linear-actuators are in the fully shortened position).

[0034] The display stand mechanism can be mounted on the base 50 (as shown) or directly onto a surface which may be at any orientation, but a vertical (e.g. wall) or horizontal (e.g. desk) surface are the most likely.

[0035] Each actuator 61 is typically the same and extends or contracts, driven by an electric motor. Figure 8 shows the linear-actuator 61 and universal joints 70 and 75 in enlarged detail. The linear actuator comprises a motor 69 which drives a lead screw 67 to lengthen and shorten the distance between the universal joints 70 and 75. The operation of the actuators, both individually and in association with the other actuators in the Stewart platform is well understood by those practised in the art of mechanical engineering, and furthermore could be implemented in a number of different ways according to the materials and methods used in the construction of the display stand and the size of the display screen that it is designed to support and move.

[0036] The embodiment shown in Figures 7 and 8 has greater flexibility in the manner in which the display screen is moved but requires more parts and a controller running a mathematical algorithm to calculate the simultaneous relative movements of all six actuator motors. Other methods and mechanisms for achieving the required movement of the display screen 1 relative to the base 50 (or, if mounted directly, its support surface) will be apparent to those skilled in the art.


Claims

1. An assembly comprising a display device having a display screen (1), the assembly comprising means for mounting the assembly on a surface (4) such that the display device (1) may be viewed by a user (2), said mounting means incorporating a drive arrangement operable to move the display screen (1) of the display device, the drive arrangement including a first means (10, 31, 40, 60) for driving the display screen (1) of the display device in a vertical direction and a first means (31, 32) for rotating the display screen (1) of the display device about a horizontal axis, the assembly being characterised by the first driving means (10, 31, 40, 60) being linked to the first rotating means (31, 32) so as to maintain the display screen (1) at approximately the same orientation with respect to the user (2) as the display screen (1) is moved vertically when in use.
 
2. An assembly comprising a stand for a display device, said stand having means (30) for supporting the display device;
and means for mounting the assembly on a surface (4) such that the display device may be viewed by a user (2), said mounting means incorporating a drive arrangement operable to move the supporting means and the display device when supported thereon, the drive arrangement including a first means (10, 31, 40, 60) for driving the supporting means (30) whereby the display screen (1) of the display device is moved in a vertical direction and a first means (31, 32) for rotating the supporting means (30) whereby the display screen (1) of the display device is rotated about a horizontal axis the assembly being characterised by the first driving means (10, 31, 40, 60) being linked to the first rotating means (31, 32) so as to maintain the display screen (1) at approximately the same orientation with respect to the user (2) as the display screen (1) is moved vertically when in use.
 
3. An assembly as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein said drive arrangement further includes a second means (11, 20,41, 60) for driving either the display device or the supporting means (30) whereby the display screen (1) of the display device is moved in a horizontal direction and the drive arrangement further includes a second means for rotating either the display device or the supporting means (30) whereby the display screen (1) of the display device is rotated about a vertical axis, wherein the second driving means (11, 20, 41, 60) is linked to the second rotating means so as to maintain the display screen (1) at approximately the same orientation with respect to the user (2) as the display screen (1) is moved horizontally.
 
4. An assembly as claimed in any one of the preceding claims wherein the drive arrangement includes at least one electric motor (40, 41).
 
5. An assembly as claimed in claim 3 and 4 wherein the first driving means (10, 31, 40, 60) includes a first electric motor (40) and the second driving means (11, 20, 41, 60) includes a second electric motor (41).
 
6. An assembly as claimed in any one of the preceding claims wherein the drive arrangement includes a Stewart platform (60) having multiple linear actuators (61) each driven by an electric motor (69).
 
7. An assembly as claimed in any one of claims 4 to 6 including a controller running a software program for controlling the energisation of the electric motor or motors (40, 41, 69).
 
8. An assembly as claimed in any one of the preceding claims including means for controlling the parameters of movement of the display screen (1) wherein the controlling means is manual or the controlling means controls the parameters of movement of the display screen (1) directly or indirectly by means of a program on an external computer device.
 
9. An assembly as claimed in claim 2 or in any one of claims 3 to 5 when dependent thereon wherein the linkage between the first driving means (10, 31, 40, 60) and the first rotating means (31, 32) comprises a mechanical interconnection for rotating the supporting means (30) about a horizontal axis with respect to vertical movement, wherein the supporting means (30) has a pivot (32), the first driving means (10, 31, 40, 60) includes a vertical column (10), and the mechanical interconnection comprises:

a bar (35) connected to the vertical column (10) of the first driving means and tilted relative to the vertical column (10); and

a follower (34) which bears against the bar (35), the follower (34) being connected to the supporting means (30) via a bracket (33) whereby in use the tilt of the bar (35) determines the rotational position of the display screen (1) about the horizontal axis with respect to the vertical position of the display screen.


 
10. An assembly as claimed in claim 9 wherein the mechanical interconnection is adapted such that the amount of horizontal tilt relative to the vertical movement is adjustable.
 


Ansprüche

1. Baugruppe, umfassend ein Anzeigegerät mit einem Anzeigebildschirm (1), die Baugruppe umfassend eine Einrichtung zum Befestigen der Baugruppe an einer Oberfläche (4), so dass das Anzeigegerät (1) durch einen Benutzer (2) betrachtet werden kann, wobei die Befestigungseinrichtung eine Antriebsanordnung enthält, die betrieben werden kann, um den Anzeigebildschirm (1) des Anzeigegeräts zu bewegten, wobei die Antriebsanordnung eine erste Einrichtung (10, 31, 40, 60) zum Antreiben des Anzeigebildschirms (1) des Anzeigegeräts in einer vertikalen Richtung sowie eine erste Einrichtung (31, 32) zum Drehen des Anzeigebildschirms (1) des Anzeigegeräts um eine horizontale Achse enthält, wobei die Baugruppe dadurch gekennzeichnet ist, dass die erste Antriebseinrichtung (10, 31, 40, 60) so mit der ersten Dreheinrichtung (31, 32) gekoppelt ist, dass der Anzeigebildschirm (1) in ungefähr derselben Ausrichtung in Bezug auf den Benutzer gehalten wird, wenn der Anzeigebildschirm (1) bei seiner Verwerdung vertikal bewegt wird.
 
2. Baugruppe, umfassend einen Ständer für ein Anzeigegerät, wobei der Ständer über eine Einrichtung (30) zum Stützen des Anzeigegeräts verfügt;
und über eine Einrichtung zum Befestigen der Baugruppe an einer Oberfläche (4), so dass das Anzeigegerät durch einen Benutzer (2) betrachtet werden kann, wobei die Befestigungseinrichtung eine Antriebsanordnung enthält, die betrieben werden kann, um die Stützeinrichtung und das Anzeigegerät zu bewegten, wenn dieses davon gestützt wird, wobei die Antriebsanordnung eine erste Einrichtung (10, 31, 40, 60) zum Antreiben der Stützeinrichtung (30) enthält, durch die der Anzeigebildschirm (1) des Anzeigegeräts in einer vertikalen Richtung bewegt wird, sowie eine erste Einrichtung (31, 32) zum Drehen der Stützeinrichtung (30), durch die der Anzeigebildschirm (1) des Anzeigegeräts um eine horizontale Achse gedreht wird, wobei die Baugruppe dadurch gekennzeichnet ist, dass die erste Antriebseinrichtung (10, 31, 40, 60) so mit der ersten Dreheinrichtung (31, 32) gekoppelt ist, dass der Anzeigebildschirm (1) in ungefähr derselben Ausrichtung in Bezug auf den Benutzer gehalten wird, wenn der Anzeigebildschirm (1) bei seiner Verwerdung vertikal bewegt wird.
 
3. Baugruppe gemäß einem der vorherigen Ansprüche, wobei die Antriebsanordnung des Weiteren eine zweite Einrichtung (11, 20, 41, 60) zum Antreiben entweder des Anzeigegeräts oder der Stützeinrichtung (30) enthält, durch die der Anzeigebildschirm (1) des Anzeigegeräts in einer horizontalen Richtung bewegt wird, und die Antriebsanordnung des Weiteren eine zweite Einrichtung zum Drehen entweder des Anzeigegeräts oder der Stützeinrichtung (30) enthält, durch die der Anzeigebildschirm (1) des Anzeigegeräts um einen vertikale Achse gedreht wird, wobei die zweite Antriebseinrichtung (11, 20, 41, 60) so mit der zweien Dreheinrichtung gekoppelt ist, dass der Anzeigebildschirm (1) in ungefähr derselben Ausrichtung in Bezug auf den Benutzer (2) gehalten wird, wenn der Anzeigebildschirm (1) horizontal bewegt wird.
 
4. Baugruppe gemäß einem der vorherigen Ansprüche, wobei die Antriebsanordnung mindestens einen Elektromotor (40, 41) enthält.
 
5. Baugruppe gemäß Anspruch 3 und 4, wobei die erste Antriebseinrichtung (10, 31, 40, 60) einen ersten Elektromotor (40) enthält und die zweite Antriebseinrichtung (11, 20, 41, 60) einen zweien Elektromotor (41) enthält.
 
6. Baugruppe gemäß einem der vorherigen Ansprüche, wobei die Antriebsanordnung eine Stewart-Plattform (60) mit mehreren linearen Stellgliedern (61) enthält, die jeweils durch einen Elektromotor (69) angetrieben werden.
 
7. Baugruppe gemäß einem der Ansprüche 4 bis 6, enthaltend eine Steuerung, in der ein Software-Programm zur Steuerung der Speisung des Elektromotors bzw. der Elektromotoren (40, 41, 69) ausgeführt wird.
 
8. Baugruppe gemäß einem der vorherigen Ansprüche, enthaltend eine Einrichtung zum Steuern der Parameter der Belegung des Anzeigebildschirms (1), wobei die Steuereinrichtung manuell ist oder die Steuereinrichtung die Parameter der Belegung des Anzeigebildschirms (1) direkt oder indirekt mithilfe eines Programms auf einem externen Computergerät steuert.
 
9. Baugruppe gemäß Anspruch 2 oder einem der Ansprüche 3 bis 5 bei Abhängigkeit von diesen, wobei die Kopplung wischen der ersten Antriebseinrichtung (10, 31, 40, 60) und der ersten Dreheinrichtung (31, 32) eine mechanische Verbindung zum Drehen der Stützeinrichtung (30) um einen horizontale Achse im Verhältnis zur vertikalen Belegung umfasst, wobei die Stützeinrichtung (30) einen Drehpunkt (32) enthält, die erste Antriebseinrichtung (10, 31, 40, 60) eine vertikale Säule (10) enthält und die mechanische Verbindung umfasst:

eine Schiene (35), die mit der vertikalen Säule (10) der ersten Antriebseinrichtung verbunden ist und im Verhältnis zur vertikalen Säule (10) geneigt ist; und

einen Mitläufer (34), der an der Schiene (35) anliegt, wobei der Mitläufer (34) über einen Bügel (33) mit der Stützeinrichtung (30) verbunden ist, wodurch bei der Verwerdung die Neigung der Schiene (35) die Drehposition des Anzeigebildschirms (1) um die horizontale Achse in Bezug auf die vertikale Position des Anzeigebildschirms bestimmt.


 
10. Baugruppe gemäß Anspruch 9, wobei die mechanische Verbindung so ausgelegt ist, dass der Betrag der horizontale Neigung im Verhältnis zur vertikalen Belegung einstellbar ist.
 


Revendications

1. Un assemblage comportant un dispositif d'affichage ayant un écran d'affichage (1), l'assemblage comportant un moyen pour monter l' assemblage sur une surface (4) de telle sorte que le dispositif d'affichage (1) puisse être vu par un utilisateur (2), ledit moyen de montage incorporant un agencement d'entraînement utilisable pour déplacer l'écran d'affichage (1) du dispositif d'affichage, l'agencement d'entraînement comprenant un premier moyen (10, 31, 40, 60) pour entraîner l'écran d'affichage (1) du dispositif d'affichage dans une direction verticale et un premier moyen (31, 32) pour faire tourner l'écran d'affichage (1) du dispositif d'affichage sur un axe horizontal, l'assemblage étant caractérisé par le fait que le premier moyen d'entraînement (10, 31, 40, 60) est lié au premier moyen de rotation (31, 32) de façon à maintenir l'écran d'affichage (1) dans approximativement la même orientation par rapport à l'utilisateur (2) quand l'écran d'affichage (1) est déplacé verticalement lors de l'utilisation.
 
2. Un assemblage comportant un socle pour un dispositif d'affichage, ledit socle ayant un moyen (30) pour supporter le dispositif d'affichage ;
et un moyen pour monter l'assemblage sur une surface (4) de telle sorte que le dispositif d'affichage puisse être vu par un utilisateur (2), ledit moyen de montage incorporant un agencement d'entraînement utilisable pour déplacer le moyen de support et le dispositif d'affichage lorsque supporté sur celui-ci, l'agencement d'entraînement comprenant un premier moyen (10, 31, 40, 60) pour entraîner le moyen de support (30) grâce à quoi l'écran d'affichage (1) du dispositif d'affichage est déplacé dans une direction verticale et un premier moyen (31, 32) pour faire tourner le moyen de support (30) grâce à quoi l'écran d'affichage du dispositif d'affichage (1) est tourné sur un axe horizontal, l'assemblage étant caractérisé par le fait que le premier moyen d'entraînement (10, 31, 40, 60) est lié au premier moyen de rotation (31, 32) de façon à maintenir l'écran d'affichage (1) dans approximativement la même orientation par rapport à l'utilisateur (2) quand l'écran d'affichage (1) est déplacé verticalement lors de l'utilisation.
 
3. Un assemblage tel que revendiqué dans n'importe quelle revendication précédente, où ledit agencement d'entraînement comprend de plus un deuxième moyen (11, 20, 41, 60) pour entraîner soit le dispositif d'affichage, soit le moyen de support (30), grâce à quoi l'écran d'affichage (1) du dispositif d'affichage est déplacé dans une direction horizontale et l'agencement d'entraînement comprend de plus un deuxième moyen pour faire tourner soit le dispositif d'affichage, soit le moyen de support (30), grâce à quoi l'écran d'affichage (1) du dispositif d'affichage tourne sur un axe vertical, où le deuxième moyen d'entraînement (11, 20, 41, 60) est lié au deuxième moyen de rotation de façon à maintenir l'écran d'affichage (1) dans approximativement la même orientation par rapport à l'utilisateur (2) quand l'écran d'affichage (1) est déplacé horizontalement.
 
4. Un assemblage tel que revendiqué dans n'importe laquelle des revendications précédentes où l'agencement d'entraînement comprend au moins un moteur électrique (40, 41).
 
5. Un assemblage tel que revendiqué dans les revendications 3 et 4 où le premier moyen d'entraînement (10, 31, 40, 60) comprend un premier moteur électrique (40) et le deuxième moyen d'entraînement (11, 20, 41, 60) comprend un deuxième moteur électrique (41).
 
6. Un assemblage tel que revendiqué dans n'importe laquelle des revendications précédentes où l'agencement d'entraînement comprend une plateforme Stewart (60) ayant des actionneurs linéaires multiples (61) chacun entraînés par un moteur électrique (69).
 
7. Un assemblage tel que revendiqué dans n'importe laquelle des revendications 4 à 6 comprenant un contrôleur exécutant un programme logiciel pour contrôler l'énergisation du moteur ou des moteurs électriques (40, 41, 69).
 
8. Un assemblage tel que revendiqué dans n'importe laquelle des revendications précédentes comprenant un moyen pour contrôler les paramètres de déplacement de l'écran d'affichage (1) où le moyen de contrôle est manuel ou le moyen de contrôle contrôle les paramètres de déplacement de l'écran d'affichage (1) directement ou indirectement au moyen d'un programme sur un dispositif informatique externe.
 
9. Un assemblage tel que revendiqué dans la revendication 2 ou dans n'importe laquelle des revendications 3 à 5 lorsque dépendantes de cette dernière où la liaison entre le premier moyen d'entraînement (10, 31, 40, 60) et le premier moyen de rotation (31, 32) comporte une interconnexion mécanique pour faire tourner le moyen de support (30) sur un axe horizontal par rapport au déplacement vertical, où le moyen de support (30) a un pivot (32), le premier moyen d'entraînement (10, 31, 40, 60) comprend une colonne verticale (10), et l'interconnexion mécanique comporte :

une barre (35) connectée à la colonne verticale (10) du premier moyen d'entraînement et inclinée relativement à la colonne verticale (10) ; et

un galet de guidage (34) qui s'appuie contre la barre (35), le galet de guidage (34) étant connecté au moyen de support (30) par l'intermédiaire d'un bras-support (33) grâce à quoi lors de l'utilisation l'inclinaison de la barre (35) détermine la position rotationnelle de l'écran d'affichage (1) sur l'axe horizontal par rapport à la position verticale de l'écran d'affichage.


 
10. Un assemblage tel que revendiqué dans la revendication 9 où l'interconnexion mécanique est adaptée de telle sorte que la quantité d'inclinaison horizontale relativement au déplacement vertical soit réglable.
 




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