US007438269B2
(12) United States Patent
(10) Patent No.:
P?ster et a1.
US 7,438,269 B2
(45) Date of Patent:
(54)
ADJUSTABLE TILT MOUNT
(75)
Inventors: Joel W. P?ster, ShoreWood, MN (US);
1,574,227 A
1,628,218 A
l 646 379 A
James G. Wohlford, Minneapolis, MN
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Dominic l)I Grey’ Blaine’ MN
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5/1927 Beauchamp
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Oct. 21, 2008
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3/1941 Bobek
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4/1949 Farrell et a1.
(73) Assignee: CSAV, Inc., Savage, MN (US)
(*)
Notice:
Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this
patent is extended or adjusted under 35
(Continued)
U.S.C. 154(b) by 0 days.
FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS
(21) Appl.No.: 11/647,756
EP
(22) Filed:
1590595
(65)
Prior Publication Data
Us 2007/0194196 A1
Aug. 23, 2007
(Continued)
Related US. Application Data
(63)
(60)
8/2004
Dec. 29, 2006
Continuation of application No. 11/194,298, ?led on
OTHER PUBLICATIONS
us Design Application as Filed Jim 3, 2005, 13 Page$~
Aug. 1, 2005, noW Pat. No. 7,178,775, Which is a
_
continuation of application No. 10/455,624, ?led on
Jun. 6, 2003, noW Pat. No. 7,152,836.
Provisional application No. 60/438,889, ?led on Jan.
9, 2003-
(Commued)
Primary ExamineriKOrie Chan
(74) Attorney, Agent, or FirmiPatterson, Thuente, Skaar &
Christensen
(51) Int- ClE04G 3/00
(57)
ABSTRACT
(2006.01)
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US. Cl. ............................ .. 248/292.14; 248/299.1;
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Field of Classi?cation Search .......... .. 248/29214,
play Such as a Computer monitor or television allows the
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display to be pivoted about a virtual pivot axis Which passes
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through a center of gravity
The system includes
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A mounting system for an interface such as a ?at panel dis
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a support Wh1ch is connected d1rectly or 1nd1rectly to a sup
port surface and a mount Which is connected to a back side of
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the display. The support and the mount are slidable With
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respect to one another through an arc Wh1ch has the v1rtual
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