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Suspension arm

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04

Chin-Chih Lin

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A suspension arm is constructed to include a mounting base for fastening to the top of a table by a mounting assembly, an axle block, a link pivotally coupled between the mounting base and the axle block, a gyro block pivoted to the a axle block to hold a swivel holder for holding a article, an elongated hollow support, the support arm having two bottom clamping plates arranged pivotally coupled to the mounting base and two top eyelets pivotally coupled to the gyro block, a first torsion mechanism adapted to lock the support arm and the mounting base, a second torsion mechanism adapted to lock the support arm and the gyro block, and a traction mechanism connected between the gyro block and the support arm and adapted to share the burden of the weight of the article to be carried on the suspension arm.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The present invention can be more fully understood by reference to the following detailed description and accompanying drawings, in which:

FIG. 1 is an exploded view of a suspension arm according to the first embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is an exploded view in an enlarged scale of the lower part of the first embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 3 is an exploded view in an enlarged scale of the upper part of the first embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 4 is a perspective assembly view of the first embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 5 is a schematic drawing of the first embodiment of the present invention, showing the adjustment of the support arm relative to the mounting base;

FIG. 6 is a schematic drawing of the first embodiment of the present invention showing the adjustment of the gyro block with the LCD relative to the support arm;

FIG. 7 is an exploded view of a suspension arm according to the second embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 8 is an exploded view in an enlarged scale of a part of the second embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 9 is an exploded view in an enlarged scale of the swivel holder according to the second embodiment of the present invention; and

FIG. 10 is a perspective assembly view of the second embodiment of the present invention.

Claims

1. A suspension arm comprising

2. The suspension arm as claimed in claim 1 wherein the cap-like body of said mounting base is fastened to the top side of a mounting assembly adapted to be fastened to the top of a table.

3. The suspension arm as claimed in claim 1 wherein the top eyelet of said link is inserted in between the two eyed lugs of said axle block and pivotally secured thereto by a pivot pin.

4. The suspension arm as claimed in claim 3 wherein the distance between the pivot pin of said mounting base and the pivot pin being fastened to the top eyelet of said link and the eyed lugs of said axle block is equal to the distance between the screw rod of said first torsion mechanism and the screw rod of said second torsion mechanism, forming a parallelogram.

5. The suspension arm as claimed in claim 1 further comprising a guide pin fastened to the bottom clamping plates of said support arm, and two torsional springs mounted on the screw rod of said first torsion mechanism at two sides of the circular locating block of said mounting base and connected between the guide pin at the bottom clamping plates of said support arm and the circular locating block of said mounting base, said torsional springs each having a hooked first end respectively hooked on two distal ends of said guide pin and a second end fastened to a respective locating notch in the center axle hole of the circular locating block of said mounting base.

6. The suspension arm as claimed in claim 1 further comprising two tensile springs bilaterally coupled between the pivot pin of said mounting base and said support arm, said tensile springs each having a bottom end hooked on one end of the pivot pin of said mounting base and a top end hooked on a respective protruded portion inside of said support arm.

7. The suspension arm as claimed in claim 1 wherein said axle block has two friction rings respectively set in two recessed opposite sidewalls thereof in contact with the two parallel arms of said gyro block.

8. The suspension arm as claimed in claim 1 wherein said support arm has intersected reinforcing ribs on the inside.

9. The suspension arm as claimed in claim 1 wherein said support arm is covered with a cover to keep said link from sight.

10. The suspension arm as claimed in claim 1 wherein said gyro block comprises a circular body integral with the arms thereof at one end, said circular body having a vertical center through hole, and a swivel holder is coupled to said circular body for holding an article, said swivel holder comprising a stepped holder block, said stepped holder block having a vertical mounting hole, and a screw mounted in the vertical mounting hole of said stepped holder block and threaded into the vertical center through hole of said circular body of said gyro block to fix said swivel holder to said gyro block and to let said swivel holder.

11. The suspension arm as claimed in claim 10 wherein said swivel holder further comprises a mounting frame fastened to a front side of said stepped holder block for holding an article.

12. The suspension arm as claimed in claim 11 wherein said mounting frame is adapted to hold a LCD (liquid crystal display).

13. The suspension arm as claimed in claim 1 wherein said first torsion mechanism and said second torsion mechanism each comprise two knobs respectively threaded onto two ends of the respective screw rod.

14. The suspension arm as claimed in claim 13 wherein the screw rods of said first torsion mechanism and said second torsion mechanism each have two reversed threads at two ends.

15. The suspension arm as claimed in claim 1 wherein the spring members of said first torsion mechanism and said second torsion mechanism are spring washers.

16. The suspension arm as claimed in claim 1 wherein the arms of said gyro block each have an annular groove around the respective transverse through hole and a top notch extended to said annular groove; a traction mechanism is connected between said gyro block and said support arm, said traction mechanism comprising two connecting devices, said connecting devices each comprising a cord member inserted through the top notch of one arm of said gyro block, a first eyelet provided at one end of said cord member and hung on the screw rod of said second torsion mechanism, and a second eyelet provided at an opposite end of said cord member and, and two tensile springs respectively coupled between the second eyelets of said connecting devices and respective protruded portions inside said support arm.

17. The suspension arm as claimed in claim 1 wherein said support arm comprises a wire tube for the passing of wire members from the article to be supported on the suspension arm.

18. The suspension arm as claimed in claim 11 wherein said stepped holder block of said swivel holder has a stub mounting rod perpendicularly extended from a front support portion thereof, said stub mounting rod having a center screw hole and two planes in the periphery thereof at two opposite sides; said mounting frame of said swivel holder has a center mounting hole, which receives the stub mounting rod of said stepped holder block; said swivel holder further comprises a washer sleeved onto the stub mounting rod of said stepped holder block and stopped at an inside wall of said mounting frame opposite to said stepped holder block, and a lock screw threaded into the center screw hole of said stub mounting rod to hold down said washer and to fix said mounting frame to said stepped holder block in position, said washer having two straight cuts fitting the two planes of said stub mounting rod.