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L-character stand

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L-character stand


There is provided an L-character stand. The L-character stand is provided with columns supporting one electronic product; a base combined with the columns like an L-character; one fixture provided on the columns; and another fixture provided on the rear face of another electronic product, wherein the one fixture and the another one can be engaged with each other at a first position and at a second position, at assembly, another electronic product can be fixed to the column by engaging at the first position, and, at wiring between one electronic product and another one, the products can be fixed by engaging them at the second position in a state in which the rear face of the another electronic product is turned upward.

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Inventors: Mutsumi Takamatsu, Takeshi Suzuki, Hiromasa Miyamoto, Masahiko Horiuchi
USPTO Applicaton #: #20120267487 - Class: 2481241 (USPTO) - 10/25/12 - Class 248 
Supports > Stand And Bracket >Having Adjustable Bracket >Vertically And Horizontally

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The Patent Description & Claims data below is from USPTO Patent Application 20120267487, L-character stand.

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CROSS REFERENCES TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

The present invention is a continuation of U.S. Ser. No. 12/229,804 entitled “L-Character Stand” filed Aug. 27, 2008, which contains subject matter related to Japanese Patent Application JP 2007-221451 filed in the Japan Patent Office on Aug. 28, 2007, the entire contents of which being incorporated herein by reference.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to an L-character stand.

2. Description of the Related Art

Recently, with the advent of a flat-plate display device such as liquid crystal display device and an organic electro-luminescence display device, there has been a home theater system in which images and sounds are enjoyed by images on a large screen and high quality sound. This home theater system includes, for example, a large-sized flat-plate display device, and a plurality of speakers for 5.1 ch and 7.1 ch surround sound systems, and the size of the system has been enlarged. As a large-sized device has larger portion in the arrangement space, and the atmosphere in the arrangement space is influenced by the device, the arrangement position becomes important.

Then, there has been developed an fixture with which a device disclosed in Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open (JP-A) No. 2007-108528 is arranged fixed to a wall, and a stand which can support a plurality of electronic products disclosed in JP-A No. 2007-27873 in order to improve the influence of the arrangement position and the arrangement space of the above device on the atmosphere.

SUMMARY

OF THE INVENTION

However, a fixture for an electronic product described in a reference 1 may require a mounting operation by which the fixture is mounted onto a wall, and, when the product is arranged once, it has been difficult to move the product. Moreover, as a wiring connector of an electronic product and the like approaches the side of a wall, it has been also difficult to change the wiring. First, the fixture of an electronic product which is fixed to a wall has had more reduced arrangement freedom degree.

On the other hand, though, according to a stand described in a cited reference 2, a freedom degree in an arrangement position is increased, there may be required a certain degree of area in the back and forth direction of a bottom surface of the stand so that the stand may become independent. Therefore, the area and the size of the entire stand are noticeable, and there is a restriction in moving a supporting electronic product to a wall. Accordingly, there has been a case in which the atmosphere in the arrangement space is occasionally impaired. Moreover, the above stand can support a plurality of electronic products. However, as the connector of an electronic product is often arranged backward or downward, it may be required in wiring to pass around behind the stand, or to move the stand itself.

Thus, the atmosphere of the arrangement space is occasionally impaired according to a method according to a related technology in which an electronic product is arranged. Moreover, there has been a room for further improvement in the maintainability, for example, in wiring, moving, and the like in, or after arrangement.

Then, the present invention has been made, considering the above-described issue, and it is desirable to arrange an electronic product in harmony with the arrangement space and to improve the maintainability of the electronic product.

According to an embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an L-character stand, in which, a column supporting one electronic product, a base which is combined with the column like an L-character, one fixture provided to the column, and another fixture provided on the rear face of another electronic product are provided; the one fixture and the other one can be engaged with each other at a first position and a second one; at assembly, another electronic product can be fixed to the column by engaging them at a first position; and at wiring between the one and the other electric products, the rear face of another electronic product can be fixed in a turning-up state by engaging at a second position.

According to the above configuration, using one fixture and the other fixture, another electronic product can be fixed to the column at assembly, and, at wiring, the rear face of another electronic product can be fixed to the column in a state in which the rear face is turned up. Accordingly, access to the rear face and the undersurface of another electronic product becomes easy.

Moreover, there may be a configuration in which any one of the one, or the other fixture is provided with a hook, and any one of the other one is provided with a hole for wiring with which the hole for wiring can engage.

Moreover, there may be provided with a configuration in which there is further provided with a front cover covering at least the front face and the right and left side faces of the column, and, on the front cover, there may be opened a wiring hole, through which at least one fixture can be exposed.

According to another embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an L-character stand which includes a column supporting an electronic product, and a base which is combined with the column like an L-character, and in which, on the base, there is detachably provided with a base cover covering at least the top face, the front face, and the right and left side faces, and there is provided an L-character stand with an wiring hole on the side face of the base cover.

According to the above configuration, the base can be covered by the base cover. Moreover, by the wiring hole provided on the side face of the base cover, wiring passing the inside of the base cover can be lead to the side of the base cover, and the wiring passing the side of the base cover can be lead into the inside of the base cover. Accordingly, the wiring can be arranged in order.

Moreover, the base cover may be slidably provided to the base in the back and forth direction.

Moreover, there may be provided a configuration in which there is provided a front cover which covers at least the front face and the right and left side faces of the column, and is in contact with the base cover at assembly, and there is also provided an opening for a hole for wiring is provided at least on the top face of a base cover, or the front face of a front cover at the contact portion between the base cover and the front cover.

According to another embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an L-character stand in order to solve the above-described issue, and the stand is provided with a column supporting an electronic product, and a base which is combined with the column like an L-character in such a way that there is not provided an projecting portion on the rear face. Furthermore, the L-character stand is provided with leg portions which can project backward of the column in a lower end portion of the column according to a provided position.

As the L-character stand can be prevented, by the leg portion, from falling backward according to this configuration, it becomes easier to access the rear face of the L-character stand. Moreover, as the base and the like do not have the projecting portion, the L-character stand can be arranged nearer to the wall surface.

Moreover, the leg portion may be detachable.

According to another embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an L-character stand, which is provided with a column supporting an electronic product, a base which is combined with the column like an L-character, and a connecting tool which connects the column and the base, and in which the connecting tool is made by integral molding of a vertical portion connected with the column and a horizontal portion connected with the base.

As the vertical portion and the horizontal portion of the connecting tool are made by integral molding according to the above configuration, the strength between the column and the base can be improved.

According to the embodiments of the present invention described above, an electronic product can be arranged in harmony with the arrangement space, and the maintenance of an electronic product can be improved.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is an exemplary view for explaining an L-character stand according to a first embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is an exemplary view for explaining the L-character stand according to the embodiment, seeing from the back;

FIG. 3 is an exemplary view for explaining a speaker system supporting mechanism of the L-character stand according to the embodiment;

FIG. 4A is an exemplary view for explaining a fixture on the side of the column in the speaker system supporting mechanism according to the embodiment;

FIG. 4B is an exemplary view for explaining a fixture on the side of the column in the speaker system supporting mechanism according to the embodiment;

FIG. 4C is an exemplary view for explaining a fixture on the side of the column in the speaker system supporting mechanism according to the embodiment;

FIG. 5A is an exemplary view for explaining a fixture on the side of a speaker system in the speaker system supporting mechanism according to the embodiment;

FIG. 5B is an exemplary view for explaining a fixture on the side of a speaker system in the speaker system supporting mechanism according to the embodiment;

FIG. 5C is an exemplary view for explaining a fixture on the side of a speaker system in the speaker system supporting mechanism according to the embodiment;

FIG. 6 is an exemplary view for explaining a fixture of the speaker system supporting mechanism according to the embodiment;

FIG. 7 is an exemplary view for explaining a base, and a front cover according to the embodiment;

FIG. 8 is an exemplary view for explaining a base, and a front cover according to the embodiment;

FIG. 9 is an exemplary view for explaining a leg portion according to the embodiment;

FIG. 10A is an exemplary view for explaining a leg portion according to the embodiment;

FIG. 10B is an exemplary view for explaining a leg portion according to the embodiment;

FIG. 10C is an exemplary view for explaining a leg portion according to the embodiment;

FIG. 11 is an exemplary view for explaining a disassembling process of the L-character stand according to the embodiment;

FIG. 12 is an exemplary view for explaining a disassembling process of the L-character stand according to the embodiment;

FIG. 13 is an exemplary view for explaining a disassembling process of the L-character stand according to the embodiment;

FIG. 14 is an exemplary view for explaining a disassembling process of the L-character stand according to the embodiment; and

FIG. 15 is an exemplary view for explaining a connecting tool included in the L-character stand according to the embodiment.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

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stats Patent Info
Application #
US 20120267487 A1
Publish Date
10/25/2012
Document #
13540186
File Date
07/02/2012
USPTO Class
2481241
Other USPTO Classes
248158
International Class
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